Apollo Review from Publisher’s Weekly

The first Apollo review has dropped and it’s a good one (breathes sigh of relief).

You can read it on the Publisher’s Weekly website, or if that single click is too much of a barrier for you, we’ve handily copied and pasted it below…

“Fitch, Baker, and Collins—a trio of Brits—bring an outsider’s POV to a quintessential American tale in this multi-layered graphic dramatization of the Apollo 11 mission that took Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the moon and back home again. The narrative opens with a visually dynamic presentation of the Apollo 11 launch at Cape Kennedy and ends with a haunting sequence looking at the Earth from the lunar surface, as the astronauts’ command module slowly recedes from view. All the major events—e.g. “one small step for man”—are represented, but it’s the depictions of smaller moments that set this telling apart. Remarkable scenes include the astronauts doing zero-G push-ups, a cutaway to President Nixon in the White House ranting about how history will blame him if the astronauts die but credit Kennedy if they live, and a truly surreal sequence where command module pilot Michael Collins plays a game of one-on-one basketball on the Sea of Tranquility with a jive-talking hippie who declares “They call me the Spirit of America.” The moon landing is one of the most well-documented events in human history, but it’s reimagined here in a way that makes it feel new again. Lovers of space-race lore will want to pick this up.”

Pipedream Interview

This month’s issue of the Pipedream Pull list is a sci-fi special, featuring an interview with us about in which we discuss Adventures in Science and what good sci-fi means to us.

For all your monthly indie and small press news, check out the Pipedream website here.

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We’re Thought Bubble Guests!

The Thought Bubble guest list is growing and we’re pleased to announce that we’re now on it! We’ll be there all weekend signing copies of Apollo on the SelfMadeHero table as well as taking part in a talk (details TBC).

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And what fine company we’re in, too! No doubt Charlie Adlard and Kieron Gillen can’t wait to meet us. They’ll probably want autographs.

 

Interview in Comic Scene Magazine

A new magazine covering the UK comic scene old and new is out today. Comic Scene UK is a full-colour quality monthly magazine available in 26 Forbidden Planet stores across the UK, digital worldwide and by mail order.

The first issue of this exciting new magazine features an interview with us, in which we talk about Apollo, our writing process, and working with Artist Mike Collins.

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For more info, and to subscribe to ComicScene UK, click here.