Pornsak Pichetshote and Jesse Lonergan are teaming up for MAN’S BEST, a sci-fi adventure full of heart.
The press release follows:
Media Release — BOOM! Studios is thrilled to announce that Pornsak Pichetshote, writer of the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning The Good Asian, along with Eisner Award-nominated rising star artist Jesse Lonergan (Miss Truesdale and the Fall of Hyperborea), and letterer Jeff Powell (Infidel), are bringing an action-packed sci-fi romp with a lot of heart to the 2024 BOOM! Studios line-up with MAN’S BEST!
Homeward Bound on an alien world, MAN’S BEST follows three emotional support pets living on the Starship Horizon–a spacecraft searching for a new home to house a humanity compromised by bad decisions and corporate greed.
But after the ship crashes and the crew is captured, these loyal pets are their owner’s only hope. Outfitted in outrageous tech, these three best friends must traverse a hostile world to rescue their owners–leaving them the only hope for a humanity that might not be worth saving. In a harrowing adventure, the pets are faced with challenges that threaten to destroy their most valuable treasure: their friendship.
“It’s really weird to say a book about a cat in a mech suit, a golden retriever with a bionic leg, and a French bulldog with a rocket strapped to his back might be my most personal book ever, but…that’s kinda what happened? I’ve never written anything where I can see recent realizations in my life directly incorporated onto the page as much as this book and have no idea how readers will respond. What I’m a lot more confident in is how much of an honor it is to work with Jesse Lonergan. It’s amazing how as a ‘professional writer’ I still have no words to explain how innovative his art keeps getting with each issue,” said Pornsak Pichetshote.
“I feel like I’ve gotten plenty of opportunities to do weird sci-fi stuff, but I haven’t gotten the chance to draw as many cute things as I would like, so getting the opportunity to work on a book with pets battling across alien landscapes is really a dream come true, and then to have someone like Pornsak bringing a story with real depth and heart makes it that much better. This project has been intense, with the story consistently escalating. I find myself constantly challenged to raise the bar. The lazy part of me keeps telling the rest of me that there should be a section where I ease off and do some ‘easy’ pages, but it just hasn’t happened yet,” said Jesse Lonergan.
“Man’s Best is like nothing else on the shelves – it’s cute and thrilling and funny and thought-provoking, a tour de force from Pornsak, Jesse, and Jeff,” said series editor Eric Harburn.
MAN’S BEST #1 will be available in comic shops March 20, 2024. It is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including Kindle, iBooks, and Google Play.
About Pornsak Pichetshote:
Pornsak Pichetshote is a Thai-American Eisner and Harvey-winning writer of comics and TV. He began his career as a rising star editor at DC’s Vertigo imprint working on comics perennials such as Sandman and Swamp Thing before overseeing DC Entertainment’s TV’s department, helping spearhead what would become the CW’s Arrowverse of shows. As a comics writer, his work includes the books Infidel, The Good Asian, and Sandman Universe: Dead Boy Detectives. As a TV writer, he’s worked on Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger for Freeform, Two Sentence Horror Stories for the CW, Light as a Feather for Hulu, and Green Lantern for HBOMax.
About Jesse Lonergan:
Jesse Lonergan is a comic book writer and artist (mostly an artist) with work published by IDW, Image, Dark Horse, Humanoids, and others. His first published work was Flower and Fade in 2007 from NBM ComicsLit. His wordless comic Hedra was nominated for an Eisner Award for best single issue in 202. Jesse was born in California, raised in Saudi Arabia and Vermont, and spent two years in Turkmenistan with the Peace Corps.
MAN’S BEST is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano; Stuff of Nightmares by R.L. Stine and A.L. Kaplan; Damn Them All by Simon Spurrier and Charlie Adlard; Once Upon a Time at the End of the World by Jason Aaron, Alexandre Tefenkgi, Leila del Duca, and Nick Dragotta; Know Your Station by Sarah Gailey and Liana Kangas; A Vicious Circle by Mattson Tomlin and Lee Bermejo; The Neighbors by Jude Ellison S. Doyle and Letizia Cadonici; Ghostlore by Cullen Bunn and Leomacs; Sirens of the City by Joanne Starer and Khary Randolph; Coda by Simon Spurrier and Matías Bergara; Rare Flavours by Ram V and Filipe Andrade, and the upcoming Underheist by David and Maria Lapham. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Harkonnen from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Michael Shelfer; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers by Melissa Flores and Simona Di Gianfelice; and The Expanse: Dragon Tooth by Andy Diggle and Rubine.
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About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—the company has produced bestselling, award-winning original work, including Keanu Reeves’ BRZRKR, Something is Killing the Children, and Lumberjanes, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Dune, Magic: The Gathering, The Expanse, and The Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! brings their original series to life through a first-look relationship with Netflix including the animated series Mech Cadets available now. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.