Originally funded through Kickstarter and now published by Humanoids, “Space Bastard” is a new sci-fi series created by Darick Robertson—the co-creator of The Boys series. He has teamed up with writers Eric Peterson and Joe Aubrey for a blood-thirsty, violent series whose 44-page the first edition will be released on 13th January 2021.
Here’s what Humanoids’ press release has to say about “Space Bastards”:
(October 1, 2020) Humanoids, the Los Angeles-based publisher of some of the world’s most iconic and groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy graphic novels, is launching a kickass, intergalactic story like none other: SPACE BASTARDS. The Boys artist Darick Robertson and writers Eric Peterson and Joe Aubrey team up to unleash the galaxy’s most vicious and depraved…postal couriers?
In Space Bastards, violence is everywhere. Corporations are exploiting the weak and disenfranchised. And while America has taken to the cosmos, scientific advancements and technology have outpaced civilization as we know it. Even getting mail between planets is damn near impossible. Enter the Intergalactic Postal Service, a deadly organization with a brutal, mercenary business model. Whoever delivers the package gets the cash. And every delivery can be made by any means necessary.
The series will feature former accountant David S. Proton who joins the Intergalactic Postal Service out of desperation to earn money—only to be paired up with a cynical and hard-hearted Manny “The Manicorn” Corns as the central characters. Starting off with a seven-part monthly arc called “Tooth and Nail” by the original creators, there will also be specials, a one-shot which will be followed by two annuals.
Robertson has said in a statement that “I have long admired Humanoids for the quality material they publish. I guess it was time to lower the bar. Space Bastards is a longtime brainchild of Eric Peterson and Joe Aubrey, their labor of love that I brought my own brand of crazy to with my character designs and storytelling. It’s a fun world, where things like science don’t get in the way of the fiction. It’s a wild ride.”