Check Out The Mike Mignola Cover For Sea Of Stars

We get plenty of press releases and we really try not to just regurgitate them. Quite frankly, it’s a symptom of the sorry state of comics journalism that my Google News feed is about six of the exact same article, written by the publisher. However, when I saw this one come across, I had to open it. Once I opened it, I had to share it.

Mike Mignola, for those of you that don’t know, is the creator of Hellboy, and a comic artist with a long history of excellent work. In this cover for a new science fiction. His style is very noticeable, and traditionally, very heavy on black. What’s really neat here is the way the contrast is used for graphic effect. When I see this book in my local comic shop, I’ll pick it up.

Now, here’s the press release from Image Comics, for any of you riding the fence.


Image Comics is pleased to reveal a special Mike Mignola (Hellboy) cover forSea of Stars #1 Mignola cover the forthcoming Sea of Stars by Jason Aaron (Southern Bastards, Thor), Dennis Hallum (Cloak & Dagger, Vader: Dark Visions), Stephen Green (Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.), and Rico Renzi (Spider-Gwen), an ongoing series launching from Image Comics this July.
When recently widowed Gil gets a long-haul gig across the universe, he figures it’s safe enough to bring his young son Kadyn along for the ride—that is, until their “big rig” gets bitten in half by a gigantic Space Leviathan! Sea of Stars follows Gil, now separated from his son—with a breached suit that’s venting oxygen at an alarming rate—as he struggles to defy the odds and stay alive long enough to rescue Kadyn. But meanwhile, Kadyn seems to be getting all the help he needs from a talking Space Monkey riding a Space Dolphin… or maybe it’s the strange powers he’s suddenly manifesting…?

As Hallum told Deadline, “Jason and I talked about co-writing a story for years, but our sensibilities are so different it never clicked. He had an adventure story about a little boy swimming through the stars. I wanted to turn it into an ice-truck driver who’s kid goes missing in the arctic. Our brains just wouldn’t line up. Instead of compromising, we decided Stephen could pull off both stories at the same time.”

Sea of Stars is a brand-new science fiction series with all the scope and heart of the The Neverending Story crossed with the imaginative weirdness of Miyazaki and promises an intense, galaxy-spanning adventure perfect for fans of Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen’s Descender.

Sea of Stars #1 Cover A by Green (Diamond Code MAY190023) and Sea of Stars #1 Cover B by Mignola (Diamond Code MAY190024) will be available on Wednesday, July 3. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is this Monday, June 10.

Sea of Stars #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.