ROBOFORCE, BIKER MICE FROM MARS, SECTAURS and dozens more toy and animation icons will debut in NACELLEVERSE #0, a 48-page spectacular coming in March.
The press release follows:
Media Release — In the aftermath of the seismic news that Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Seven Bucks Production are boarding Nacelle’s RoboForce: The Animated Series, Oni Press – in partnership with global entertainment powerhouse The Nacelle Company – is proud to present your first look at NACELLEVERSE #0, the giant-sized, 48-page spectacular that will launch ROBOFORCE, BIKER FROM MICE FROM MARS, SECTAURS, POWER LORDS, THE GREAT GARLOO, and many more in advance of their animated debuts in 2024!
“I’m very excited that we’ll be launching the NacelleVerse with comic books that will set up all the characters, worlds and plot lines that will be unfolding over the next 5 years as our series come to life,” said Nacelle Founder and CEO, Brian Volk-Weiss.
On March 20, RoboForce, the Biker Mice from Mars, and dozens of beloved icons from the worlds of toys and animation all mark their modern first appearance with the debut of one of the New Year’s most anticipated, must-read events in NACELLEVERSE #0 – a double-sized, 48-page zero-issue behemoth from red-hot writer Melissa Flores (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, The Dead Lucky) and an all-star cast of artistic talents, including superstar-in-the-making Diogenes Neves (Realm of X, Suicide Squad), Eisner Award nominee Francis Portela (Green Lantern, Faith), and more!
Tying directly into The Nacelle Company’s ambitious and interconnected slate of animated series that will begin with ROBOFORCE, produced in partnership with executive producers Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Brian Gewirtz, Hiram Garcia and Seven Bucks Productions, and BIKER MICE FROM MARS, produced in partnership with executive producer Ryan Reynolds, NACELLEVERSE #0 will lay the foundation for Oni Press’ first year of comic series chronicling the rise of the NacelleVerse’s biggest icons:
ROBOFORCE #1 (of 3) | COMING IN APRIL!
BIKER MICE FROM MARS #1 (OF 3) | COMING IN JULY!
SECTAURS #1 (OF 3) | COMING SOON!
POWER LORDS #1 (OF 3) | COMING SOON!
When his planet is annihilated by a cosmic disaster, the alien Great Garloo must begin a galaxy-spanning search for a new home . . . only to discover a bold new universe of champions waiting amongst the stars! From the genetically modified Sectaur warriors of the planet Symbion to the rabble-rousing Biker Mice from Mars, Garloo’s quest for safe haven will hurdle him on a one-way collision course toward 22nd Century Earth . . . where the obsolete robotic work crew called RoboForce is about to forge a new destiny . . .
“We’re introduced to a series of diverse worlds through the adventures of Garloo, our gentle-hearted nomad without a home,” said writer Melissa Flores. “As Garlow travels the NacelleVerse, we encounter wonderfully complicated characters and circumstances, from smugglers to civil wars to robots, just trying to get some respect. And together we discover a true home consists of the people that welcome you within it. I can’t believe I get to relive my childhood with these amazing properties! Getting the opportunity to work with the wonderful team at Oni Press and Nacelle and bring these characters to life in comics is an incredible honor. I can’t wait for readers to fall in love with these characters again like I have!”
Featuring a mind-blowing line-up of covers from a who’s who of throttle-gripping comics talents – including Marco D’Alfonso (Miles Morales: Spider-Man), Logan Lubera (New Fantastic Four), InHyuk Lee (DCeased), Livio Ramondelli (Transformers), and living legend Mike Deodato Jr. (New Avengers, The Flash) – bear witness to a comics milestone three decades in the making when NACELLEVERSE #0 begins with a bang on March 20th!
COVER A BY MARCO D’ALFONSO
COVER B BY LOGAN LUBERA
COVER C BY INHYUK LEE
COVER D BY LIVIO RAMONDELLI
WRAPAROUND VARIANT (1:20) MIKE DEODATO JR.
B&W WRAPAROUND VARIANT (1:50) MIKE DEODATO JR.
Nacelle, founded by Brian Volk-Weiss, is an American diversified media company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Established in 2017, they are the leader in the pop-culture and comedy space through their scripted and unscripted production, podcasting, publishing, records, distribution, development, management toys, and consumer product divisions. The company has produced several notable hits, including Netflix’s Emmy award-winning docuseries, Down To Earth with Zac Efron and the NAACP Image award-nominated Kevin Hart’s Guide To Black History, as well as Netflix’s The Movies That Made Us, The Toys That Made Us, Behind The Attraction on Disney+, Sony’s Mad About You, Icons Unearthed on Vice, All The Way Black for BET+ History’s Grant, Amazon’s A Toy Store Near You, and History’s Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek. Nacelle develops, produces and distributes content across multiple media platforms including Netflix, Amazon, Disney+, HBO, Discovery, BET+, A&E Networks, Peacock, Hulu, Vice, Viacom, History, and many more. In 2022, Nacelle Company expanded with a consumer products division aimed at reviving beloved toy properties such as Robo Force, Sectaurs, The Great Garloo and others. The company is dedicated to showcasing groundbreaking stories and pop-culture history through its signature documentary filmmaking style, unique hybrid distribution system and a consistent desire to never stop exploring.
About Oni Press:
Founded in 1997, Oni Press has a 25-year history as one of the industry’s most respected and acclaimed publishers of award-winning comic books and graphic novels with titles including Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim, K. O’Neill’s Tea Dragon Society, Cullen Bunn & Brian Hurtt’s The Sixth Gun, Maia Kobabe’s Gender Queer, Brenna Thummler’s Sheets trilogy, and many hundreds more. In 2019, Oni Press merged with Lion Forge Comics – the Eisner Award-winning independent comic book publisher founded by Academy Award-winning producer and entrepreneur David Steward II – to create one of the largest, independent libraries of comics content anywhere in media. The Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group now exists as a publishing subsidiary of Steward’s diversified global media company, Polarity.
The Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group publishes more than 60 original and licensed graphic novels annually, in addition to an extensive list of periodical comics.