Official Press Release
BERKELEY, CA -- 15 March, 2006 -- It's finally here, a collection of
the critically acclaimed ROCKETO series by Frank Espinsoa. Lauded as
innovative and ground-breaking, with a unique style, this collection
is what you've been waiting for!
ROCKETO, VOL. 1: THE JOURNEY TO THE HIDDEN SEA collects issues #0-6
of the ROCKETO series, which is an adventurous tale of New World
mapper Rocketo Garrison and his wild band of misfits. The 256-page
book is brimming with extras including Espinosa's conceptual
sketches, background information on the New World, pin-ups by some of
today's leading comic book artists and a wonderful introduction (and
illustration) by famed artist Alex Ross.
"The trade not only collects up to the mid-way point of the first
arc, but also serves as a sneak peak into the rest of the Journeys,"
explains Espinosa. "There's a wonderful tour of Rocketo's home, Porto
Logas, and how its history touches not just this story, but the rest
of the adventures."
ROCKETO follows the adventures of Rocketo Garrison, which take place
in a mythical future 2,000 years after the world has been destroyed
in a catastrophe. The trade paperback tells the story of Rocketo's
idyllic childhood and his early training as an explorer and Mapper.
After returning from the deadly Solarium War a broken man, Rocketo
Garrison is swept away on a journey to the Hidden Sea, a fabled,
dangerous land that may hold the key to undreamed of treasure as well
as the truth about an ancient mystery.
The trade paperback also gets you primed and ready to go for the
triumphant return of ROCKETO to the shelves with issue #7 this April!
"THE JOURNEY TO THE HIDDEN SEA is just the start of his adventures
and is really more about Rocketo himself; it's his inner Hidden Sea
we are exploring," said Espinosa. "Issues seven through twelve are
much more energetic than the first six, as the bad guy and the hero
fight to the end. Mysteries are solved. Friends are made. But in the
end it's really about the legacy Rocketo leaves behind."
A 5-page preview of Rocketo #7 has been included with this release
for your preview, and you can find more about ROCKETO at Frank's
ROCKETO, VOL. 1: THE JOURNEY TO THE HIDDEN SEA TP (DEC051756) is a
256 page full color trade paperback, on sale now. ROCKETO #7
(FEB061757) is available for advance reorder and will be in-stores in
April. Don't miss out!
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