“Creators Kniivila (Year of the Dog) and Vuong (The Strange Tales of Oscar Zahn) present a funny, uncommonly charming mash-up of martial arts, superhero, and sci-fi comics. The rare all-ages title that will entertain, and perhaps even enthrall, adolescents and adults alike.” —Library Journal (Starred Review)
“Machine Boy’s eccentricity and charm is undeniable. Their minimalistic approach to storytelling elicits a vast array of emotions only accomplished by creators who are at the top of their game. Within the span of a single chapter, I laughed, choked back tears, and then cheered for this lovable android. This should be a perennial read for readers of all ages.” —Francis Manapul (Detective Comics, Justice League)
Today Image/Skybound debuted an electrifying new trailer for the upcoming Skybound Comet release Everyday Hero Machine Boy, the all-new Middle Grade original graphic novel from rising star voices Tri Vuong (the upcoming LEGO® NINJAGO®: GARMADON comic book series) and Irma Kniivila.
The trailer grants an all-new sneak preview of the eponymous hero as he tries to save his city, survive high school, and eat copious amounts of spaghetti, all while attempting to override his programming. Set against an 8-bit paradise, Everyday Hero Machine Boy is the heartwarmingly cool story that will inspire you to activate your heart and be an everyday hero.
Available everywhere books are sold September 2022, Everyday Hero Machine Boy marks the first Middle Grade release from Skybound Comet, a new original graphic novel imprint aimed at Young Adult (Ages 12+) and Middle Grade (Ages 8-12) audiences, but sure to captivate readers of all ages.
Everyday Hero Machine Boy (Diamond Code MAY218589, ISBN: 978-1-5343-2130-4) will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, September 7 and everywhere books are sold on Tuesday, September 13.
The OGN will be joined by Skybound Comet launch titles Clementine Book One (Diamond Code MAY218587) by award-winning writer/artist Tillie Walden (Spinning, On a Sunbeam) in June 2022 and Sea Serpent’s Heir Book One (Diamond Code MAY218588) from acclaimed creators Mairghread Scott (Star Wars: Resistance, Guardians of the Galaxy) and Pablo Tunica (TMNT Universe) in October 2022.
And don’t miss Clementine #1, available on Free Comic Book Day May 7, 2022, featuring an all-new FCBD exclusive cover by Tillie Walden and extended previews of Skybound Comet OGNs Clementine Book One, Everyday Hero Machine Boy and Sea Serpent’s Heir Book One.
Official OGN Description:
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… Machine Boy! When Machine Boy falls from the sky into the domed city of Mega 416, he leaves a wake of destruction in his path… until Karate Grandpa is able to turn on his heart. Now, Machine Boy wants nothing more than to become a hero! Whether he is fighting giant bugs in the school’s basement, rescuing cats from trees, or making the perfect spaghetti sauce, Machine Boy is always looking for the best way to help others. But when his heart begins to interact dangerously with other debris from space, Machine Boy wonders if he can be a power for good after all.
Tri Vuong and Irma Kniivila create a funny and engaging all-ages adventure that asks—can you override your own programming?
For more info and updates on Skybound Comet, visit www.skyboundcomet.com.