Today, Titan Comics is thrilled to announce Astroneer: Countdown, an original graphic novel series based on the video game universe, Astroneer by hit indie game developer System Era Softworks, launching in March 2023.
Astroneer (Xbox, Playstation, PC, Switch) is a multi-platform sandbox adventure game that encourages ingenuity and teamwork. As Astroneers, players are tasked with surviving in an uncharted solar system through exploration and crafting. With luminous visuals, deep lore, and a lot of heart, Titan Comics is excited to look further into the Astroneer universe.
The graphic novel adventure follows friendly Astroneer Seven as he ventures into the Boreas System. What begins as an epic quest to gather crucial resources turns into a crisis of identity and belonging. Will the discovery of the mysterious time-and-space bending crystals rescue Seven from his troubles, or will they only cause more chaos? Readers will also enjoy three short stories as part of Astroneer: Countdown. Out of Bounds, Decaf Noir, and Have We Met. Each take part in the wider Astroneer universe and capture the wonder that the game is known for.
Astroneer: Countdown is helmed by a multi-award-winning creative team. The stories are written by Dave Dwonch (Jenny Zero), David Pepose (Savage Avengers), Jeremy Lawson (Teen Titans Go! comics), and M. Goodwin (Tomboy); with Xenia Pamfil (Rainbow Brite), Eryk Donovan (Constantine: The Hellblazer), Jeremy Lawson, and M. Goodwin on art.
“With Astroneer I aimed to write a story that is truly all-ages,” said writer Dave Dwonch. “Much like the game, we’re inviting EVERYONE to journey into space, explore new worlds and join us on the adventure of a lifetime!”
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to explore the universe with the fan-favorite characters of Astroneer!” said writer Dave Pepose, “From the jungles of Kthoom to the dangers of Decaf Coffee Cubes, we’ve got some hilarious adventures in store for our favorite intergalactic pals of pudding!”
“When we were searching for additional star titles to populate the Titan Comics gaming galaxy, we couldn’t have imagined a better fit than System Era’s Astroneer,” said Titan’s Acquisition Editor, Duncan Baizley. “It’s an enormously fun game world for curious minds, where imaginations can run riot and exploration is everything, and visually it’s a perfect fit! We think its incredibly engaged and diverse fan community are going to love reading about Seven and J.A.S.P.E.R’s misadventures in the Boreas System!”
Astroneer: Countdown Volume 1 hits stores and digital devices in March 2023. Keep an eye on the sky for more Astroneer: Countdown updates. Be sure to follow the Titan crew on social media!
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