'Space Ace' blasts off at CrossGen

Fri, May 9th, 2003 at 12:00am PDT

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Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

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Official Press Release

[Space Ace #1]Saving the universe, rescuing damsels in distress, battling malevolent

menaces, and experiencing puberty a second time. It's all in a day's work

for a hero, right?

SPACE ACE, based on legendary animator Don Bluth's cult classic video game,

follows the intergalactic exploits of the amazing Ace, astro-babe Kimmy, and

one-time nemesis Baby Borf, in a hilarious cosmic thrill ride. Brought to

you by CrossGen publishing client MVCreations, the six-issue all-ages

adventure blasts off on August 20th.

"Building on our MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE series, MVCreations recently landed

the exclusive rights to produce comic books based on the hit video game

Space Ace from the Don Bluth Group and Dragon's Lair, LLC," said MVCreations

Marketing Director Jonboy Meyers. "With popular '80s toy lines enjoying

success in the comic book format, video games are a natural choice to be

given the illustrated treatment."

"As a kid I spent too much of my own lunch money playing video games, Space

Ace in particular," explained MVCreations Art Director Matt Tyree. "Space

Ace pushed the boundaries of what a video game could look like, and set the

standard for game graphics and quality game play."

"We've lined up some talented people for the series," stated MVCreations

President Val Staples. "Penning the book will be Robert Kirkman (Tech Jacket

and Invincible), with pencils by up-and-comer Paulo Borges, and colors by

Pat Duke. It's shaping up to be one fantastic looking book! Robert's writing

really stays faithful to the story established in the original game, but

puts his own patented spin on things. Expect a lot of high action and comedy

to drive the story. Old fans and new fans alike will not be disappointed!"

"The art that MVCreations has produced is dropping a lot of jaws in the

Bullpen," stated CrossGen Director of Marketing & Communications Bill

Rosemann. "It's amazing how closely they've captured the signature look of

Don Bluth's art. It's like discovering a Space Ace sequel game that we never

knew existed!"

"Will there be any other Bluth-created properties making their way into the

comic book format anytime soon? Absolutely," said Meyers. "Don created a lot

of timeless properties which naturally translate into comics! So stay

tuned!"

Retailers and readers can order SPACE ACE #1 in the May edition of Diamond

Comics Distributor's Previews catalog.

 
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