PLANET GIGANTIC #1! Available now on comixology. Print version heading to a store near you SOON!
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Harris Smith recommends Planet Gigantic #1
Just looking at their logo, a chubby dog rocketing through the air in a jet pack, tells you everything you need to know about indie publisher Action Lab. For the past several years, they’ve been curating a line of cute, clever and creative comics, building up a formidable catalog of titles, from girl-power focused kids books like Princeless and Molly Danger to postmodern takes on the detective genre in Jack Hammer and Pirate Eye to gutsy mature readers titles like the wholly original sci-fi epic Scum of the Earth. They’ve also enthusiastically embraced the digital format, releasing a number of titles, including Mishka & The Sea Devil and Vamplets: The Nightmare Nursery, in comiXology’s Guided View Native format.
Their latest is Planet Gigantic, and this new series can be described in one word- FUN! Planet Gigantic #1 opens with two cybernetically enhanced pre-teen siblings crash landing on an alien planet, then immediately finding themselves plunged into weird adventures on this strange new world. They fight a giant rock monster, then encounter a wicked space queen. With its combination of futuristic technology and fantasy creatures, Planet Gigantic calls to mind the technoprimitive world of Masters of the Universe. It has the feeling of the ultimate 80s fantasy movies, with supercool space kids in a fantastical world not entirely unlike that of “The Neverending Story” or “Krull.”
Planet Gigantic is a kid-friendly comic that adults can enjoy too. It’s brisk and smart and, in case you didn’t hear me the first time- FUN! If you’re looking for a comic thats colorful, clever, totally without pretension or cynicism and totally with FUN, check out Planet Gigantic.
Harris Smith is a Brooklyn-based comics and media professional. In addition to his role as a Senior Production Coordinator at comiXology, he edits several comics anthologies, including Jeans and Felony Comics, under the banner of Negative Pleasure Publications. He’s also the host of the weekly radio show Neagtive Pleasure on Newtown Radio.
It’s finally here, at least digitally anyway. Planet Gigantic #1 is now available on comixology. If you give it a read please let us know what you think.
Planet Gigantic - Interview & Review! Plus Order Info!
Yup, talking about Planet Gigantic again! I reached out to (writer/creator) Eric Grissom and (series artist) David Halvorson with a few questions about the upcoming Action Lab series.
The issue I had originally read back in Asbury Park was issue zero, and some things have changed. Same duo of genetically engineered teens exploring the universe, still crash landing on a planet in the farthest…
.@Chuck_Suffel at What’cha Reading did an interview with @MrHalvorson and I covering all the things Planet Gigantic. Thanks Chuck!
Soliciting Multiversity: The Top 10 “Best of the Rest” from August 2014′s Previews
by Vince Ostrowski
In the month of miscellany from Previews’ August 2014 edition, we’ve got the return of Garth Ennis to his bread and butter, the return of an essential comics buddy-cop duo, something from Grant Morrison that I overlooked last month, something from Terry Moore that gets routinely overlooked, and a couple collections of comic book Americana.
PLANET GIGANTIC is #7.
You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again, but it’s worth repeating: Pre-orders are everything for a creator owned book. If Planet Gigantic is something you’d like to read, and I’m the type of creator you’d like to support, please please please pre-order this book this time. I’ve even created a handy pre-order coupon for you. Print it out and take it with you the next time you go to your local comic shop. But do it soon, the window isn’t open forever.
Coming to you from actionlabcomics, David Halvorson, and myself on October 15th. It will run four issues and will release monthly. Pre-order are open now. Use DIAMOND CODE: AUG140943. Please share.
This was completely random. I was at the park with my kids when Phil Sloan texted me the link.
I love that the post gives the impression that Planet Gigantic is this hidden secret thing made by two reclusive weirdos.
Come to think of it, that’s a fairly accurate representation.
The book is in Previews right now. I’m going to do a more involved post on that later, but for now here’s the code: AUG140943