PREVIEW: 'Space Ace' #1

Official Press Release

[Space Ace #1]Twenty years ago, master artist Don Bluth (An American Tail) rocketedarcades into orbit by blending feature-quality animation with revolutionarycomputer game play. Now, on August 20th, everyone who loves the Bluth artstyle is invited once again to a universe of lasers, star ships andastro-babes! Completing the DRAGON'S LAIR one-two punch, MVCreations andCrossGen proudly present SPACE ACE: DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE #1!

Based on the hit SF-based arcade game, the six-issue mini-series heralds thereturn of cosmic hero Space Ace, galactic hottie Kimmy and their newlyadopted -- and age regressed -- bundle of joy Baby Borf! Picking up rightwhere the video game left off, our cosmic couple is looking forward to somequality time... but that's hard to do when the effects of the Infanto Raykeep de-aging Ace into the pint-sized Dexter! And to top that off, they'rebeing hunted by a dastardly villain who may hold the cure to Ace's chaoticcondition!

"Working with Don Bluth has truly been a dream come true," statedMVCreations group editor Leanne Shaw. "It's thrilling to collaborate withsomeone who's had such an impact both on the way we see animation and alsoon how animation itself is now created. Don's films practicallyreinvigorated animation in the early '80s and '90s, and his films and videogames pioneered the limits of technology within the animation process."

"It's a tremendous honor to be working with Don and the entire Bluth Group,"continued Shaw. "They've been such a key role in developing the story aswell as hand-picking the entire art teams for both titles. Both SPACE ACEand DRAGON'S LAIR are absolutely gorgeous series that look more likeanimated movies than comic books."

"Writer Robert Kirkman (Invincible) brings a quirky and witty side to theentire adventure, incorporating everything we love about space operas andseamlessly blending it with humor and unbelievable comedic timing," saidMVCreations president Val Staples. "Robert is joined by penciler PauloBorges, who is a newcomer to American audiences. Paulo is a former Disneyartist, whose work has appeared in Europe and South America; he jumped shipto work with Don Bluth on the project of a lifetime! Meanwhile, coloristsPat Duke and Grafiksismik have pulled out all the stops to create aneye-popping color palette that will just blow you away! This will definitelybe a book that will stand out from the crowd!"

SPACE ACE: DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE #1 can now be ordered in the CrossGensection of the June Diamond Previews catalog. So strap in for light speedadventure!

Your Connection @ CrossGen,

Bill Rosemann

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