Samuel L. Jackson has got to be one of the coolest people on the planet. And no, I don’t think I’m exaggerating. The genre veteran and fanboy favorite has done it all it seems, from fighting snakes on a mother-f*ckin plane, voicing a samurai with hair that has to qualify as a fire hazard, to tormenting that one guy from ‘Say Anything’ as the owner of a haunted hotel. It seems that the sky is the limit for Jackson, but believe it or not there is one thing he hasn’t tried his hand at yet: writing his own comic book series. That is until it was announced that BOOM! Studios and the actor have teamed up to deliver a completely original monthly co-written by Jackson. Read on for all the details on ‘COLD SPACE’ beyond the break!
This April, BOOM! Studios teams up with legendary actor Samuel L. Jackson and Emmy nominated writer/producer Eric Calderon — the folks that brought you the Emmy award-winning Afro Samurai — to deliver their next original comic book series, Cold Space. A hard-boiled sci-fi action-adventure with covers by Eisner Award-winner Dave Johnson and Irredeemable cover artist Jeffrey Spokes, Cold Space is sure to be the most talked-about comic of the spring.
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“Cold Space will follow the adventures of an on-the-run outlaw as he crash lands on hostile planet that’s on the brink of civil war. He soon realizes that opportunity lies in the chaos and that there’s money to be made.”
Samuel L. says, “I’m a long time comic reader and big fan of many genres in graphic novels and manga – from crime thrillers, westerns, & super-hero books, to samurai dramas, science fiction and horror. So I actually do read the stuff – and lots of it. Now’s my chance to put my stamp on the medium with something new, but with a classic taste of the stuff I already like.”
“It’s my honor to continue my creative relationship with Samuel L. Jackson and to work with the passionate people at BOOM! Studios,” said Cold Space co-writer Eric Calderon. “I hope everyone will dig the excellent covers by Dave Johnson, Jeffrey Spokes and the tight interior line work by Mr. Jeremy Rock.”
“C’mon, who are we kidding, this is a fanboy dream! Don’t pinch me, I don’t wanna wake up!” said BOOM! Chief Executive Officer Ross Richie. “This is going to be a straight-up blast!”
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