Thursday, February 02, 2017

Joe Kelly Returns with New All-Ages Adventure in Kid Savage

Press Release


Man of Action Entertainment’s beloved I KILL GIANTS co-creator and writer Joe Kelly teams up with lauded British cartoonist Ilya for an all-new all-ages series packed with thrills in KID SAVAGE, VOL. 1 set to hit stores from Image Comics this April. An excerpt from the forthcoming KID SAVAGE will be a featured Free Comic Book Day title from Image Comics this year.

When the pioneering “First Family in Space” takes a catastrophic wrong turn on their maiden voyage, they crash on a dangerous alien planet. Their 21st century know-how is useless against the harsh environment, and survival seems unlikely, until they meet a strange ally...a mysterious orphan boy who’s short on temper but big on survival skills.

“When I was a kid, I loved taking toys from different corners of the toybox and putting them in stories together. Astronauts with dinosaurs. Superheroes and talking cars. Didn't matter so long as the world in my head was vast and the characters were cool,” said Kelly. “Kid Savage continues that theme of play for me. I wanted to write an all-ages book featuring genre-mashing adventure and an honest, modern family dynamic. Thanks to the deft lines of ILYA and clever hues of Gary Caldwell, Kid Savage is a thrill ride of color and shape, and at the same time there's a humanity to the characters, even the non-human ones, that I hope new readers and seasoned fans can relate to. It ain't easy being the first family in space, but it's a ton of fun if you're willing to go along for the ride.”

KID SAVAGE, VOL. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-63215-938-0, Diamond Code FEB170694) will hit comics retailers on Wednesday, April 12th and bookstores on Tuesday, May 2nd. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, March 13th.

It is available for pre-order now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, and Indigo.

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit

Man of Action Entertainment are Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle, the writers' collective behind comic's largest franchise characters as well as original characters published by their imprint at Image Comics. Their creations include Ben 10, the $4.5 billion boys' action franchise for which they're executive producing a new iteration, and Generator Rex, both for Cartoon Network. Dentsu handpicked them to create, write and executive produce the all-new MegaMan series. They also launched Disney XD's Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel's Avengers Assemble as EXP/writers. Man of Action created the characters and team that were featured in Big Hero 6, Disney/Marvel's Academy Award®-winning feature. In addition to creating successful video games, toy lines and comic books, Man of Action are the creator/producer/writers of current and upcoming feature films and live-action TV series based on their original comic books and graphic novels including I Kill Giants, Officer Downe, Kafka, The Crusades and The Great Unknown. For more visit: Web, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram


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