Thursday, November 20, 2008 – This February, after exploring the worlds of TELLOS, DOCTOR WHO, GREEN ARROW and JLA/JSA, artist Kelly Yates kicks off his very own ongoing sci-fi adventure series, AMBER ATOMS!
“AMBER ATOMS comes from a deep rooted love of space faring sci-fi adventures, like STAR WARS and its own inspiration, the 1930s Flash Gordon serials,” said Yates. “Each issue fires off at as fast a clip as possible, with cliffhangers at every turn while still maintaining my favorite part of the book – Amber herself. A good sci-fi story is held together by the human perspective and Amber’s certainly the series’ heart.”
AMBER ATOMS’ life on planet Madisomme is far from the exciting one she always dreamed of. Yet when mercenaries and aliens suddenly invade Amber’s home she quickly learns her dreams may give her more than she bargained for, especially when a family secret could doom an entire galaxy. Yates’ unique take on the sci-fi world has already caught the attention of many of the industry’s own, including SAVAGE DRAGON creator and Image Founder Erik Larsen.
Larsen commented, “AMBER ATOMS represents an artist finally pursuing his passions after a long time spent in other people’s sandboxes. I couldn’t be more impressed by what Kelly’s accomplishing here and look forward to reading AMBER ATOMS for years to come.”
AMBER ATOMS #1, a 32-page full color comic book for $3.50, will be in stores February 18th.