Jupiter Jet has dreams of soaring across the solar system as she embarks on an all-new sci-fi adventure! This fall, Action Lab Comics is proud to announce the return of the Ringo Award-nominated series Jupiter Jet with Jupiter Jet and the Forgotten Radio, a gorgeous full-color 120-page OGN trade paperback written by Jason Inman and Ashley Victoria Robinson (Science!: The Elements of Dark Energy), with art by Ben Matsuya (Midnight Massacre) and colors by Elizabeth Kramer, cover by Jonboy Meyers (Teen Titans, Spawn).
Seventeen-year-old superhero Jupiter Jet has kept Olympic Heights safe for the last year. Her flying skills are unmatched, and the city loves her. But she wants to do more. She sets out to liberate humanity from the clutches of The Praetors, the aliens that imprisoned them—not even her little brother’s discovery of a long-forgotten radio can change her mind.
When the mysterious Black Flyer arrives in orbit and threatens her world, Jupiter Jet finds out that her flying techniques may not be up to the task. Being a hero requires more than just a jetpack. Does she have the courage to save her entire planet?
“I love science fiction. Spaceships, robots, and unknown enemies with laser blasters are great fodder for a writer,” said Jason Inman. “Where Jupiter Jet Volume 1 was an all-ages homage of the adventure serials of yore, Jupiter Jet and the Forgotten Radio plonks our hero deep in the realm of sci-fi. I can’t wait for comic fans of all-ages to read how this journey will push Jupiter Jet forward and where it will lead her next!”
“The best thing Jupiter Jet brought us was readers of all ages. Families coming together to meet Jacky Johnson and watch her take to the sky, ” said Ashley Victoria Robinson. “I felt tremendous responsibility to evolve Jacky into the young woman these growing families would meet again in Jupiter Jet and the Forgotten Radio. This new chapter is something I am so proud of, as it echoes so many stories I have loved.”
“I think the one word that sums up Jupiter Jet and the Forgotten Radio for me is growth,” said Ben Matasuya. “Not only do we see our Jupiter Jet universe expand and reveal new adventures, I think our creative team has grown so much too. Jason, Ashley, Taylor, and I have grown as storytellers in our respective fields and also our Jupiter Jet family has grown with the addition of Liz, our amazing new colorist. The possibilities for this world and this team are endless!”
“As a fan of the series before I was hired as the colorist, Jupiter Jet was a blast to work on!” said Elizabeth Kramer. “Bringing the story and artwork to full color was a joy and a challenge blending new genres and settings while keeping the time-y era look. I can’t wait for people to read it!”
Jupiter Jet and the Forgotten Radio is slated for release in comic shops on October 7, 2020 and on bookstore shelves October 20th.
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