Exemplifying their commitment to produce sophisticated, intelligent and entertaining science fiction, Archaia and Roddenberry Productions announced the remaining creative teams on Days Missing, a highly anticipated, five-issue, comic book mini-series debuting in August.
The talent line-up includes a buzz-worthy mix of industry veterans and notable up-and-comers who will each add their unique interpretation to the Days Missing universe. The previously announced creative team of writer Phil Hester and artist Frazer Irving on issue #1 will return to work on the last issue of the mini-series to provide a fitting bookend to the project.
Based on a concept by Roddenberry executive Trevor Roth, Days Missing tells the stories of a mysterious being known only as â€œThe Steward.â€ His ability to literally â€œfoldâ€ days of time has allowed him to secretly remove critical days from our shared history that have forever changed the course of mankind.
â€œIn the Roddenberry tradition of producing stories of a cerebral and substantive nature, our hero â€˜The Stewardâ€™ goes on a legendary voyage that shapes the history of humanity,â€ said Roth. â€œWe are thrilled to collaborate with a team of immensely talented artists and creators that will enliven this character and his historic adventures with their unique adaptations.â€
â€œThe scripts and artwork that have been produced for Days Missing have simply been amazing,â€ said Stephen Christy, Archaiaâ€™s Director of Development. â€œThe fact that Archaia has been able to deliver such a great product for Days Missing excites us to no end.â€
The complete list of teams is as follows:
Writer: David Hine (Batman: Battle for the Cowl)
Artist: Chris Burnham (X-Men: Divided We Stand)
Writer: Ian Edginton (Stormwatch)
Artist: Lee Moder (Legion of Super-Heroes)
Writer: Matz (The Killer)
Artist: Hugo Petrus (Wolverine: First Class)
Writer: Phil Hester (Firebreather)
Artist: Frazer Irving (Azrael: Deathâ€™s Dark Knight)
Dale Keown (Pitt) will provide the key cover art for each issue. In addition, Irving and the interior artist of each issue will provide limited-edition covers.
In an effort to give as many readers an opportunity to discover this exciting new mini-series, the full-length, full-color issue #1 will be available for just 99 cents when it arrives in stores this August. Also, an exclusive, limited-edition Keown cover version for issue #1 will be on sale for $5 at the Archaia (#2635) and Roddenberry Productions (#2734) booths at San Diego Comic-Con (July 23-26).
A panel presentation featuring key members of the Days Missing team and a sneak peek of art and upcoming stories will be held on Thursday, July 23, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Room 3 at San Diego Comic-Con. For the latest information on Days Missing, please visit DaysMissing.com and Archaia.com.
Days Missing Ordering Information
Diamond Item Code
JUN090692Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Days Missing #1 Dale Keown CoverÂ Â Â Â $0.99
JUN090693Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Days Missing #1 Frazer Irving Limited-Edition CoverÂ Â Â Â $3.99
Available exclusively on DaysMissing.com
Days Missing #1 Phil Hester Limited-Edition CoverÂ Â Â Â $2.99
Founded in 2002, Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation for producing meaningful content that perpetually transforms minds. With a slate including such popular Eisner-Award winning titles as Mouse Guard and The Killer, as well as Awakening, Gunnerkrigg Court, Robotika, Killing Pickman, Artesia and the Publisherâ€™s latest additions of Titanium Rain, God Machine, Roddenberry Productionsâ€™ Days Missing, and The Jim Henson Company library, Archaia has become synonymous with quality content. For more information on Archaia or any Archaia titles please visit www.Archaia.com
About Roddenberry Productions
Roddenberry Productions is a science-fiction leader with a tradition of groundbreaking entertainment and quality merchandise. Originally founded in 1967 by Gene Roddenberry, the company has since led a steady stable of science fiction successes including Gene Roddenberryâ€™s Earth: Final Conflict, Gene Roddenberryâ€™s Andromeda and, most notably, the Star Trek brand. Roddenberry Productions continues to produce entertainment for all audiences, employing a viewer-centric creative process and resulting in insightful visions of humanity. Its merchandising business is based on quality and authenticity providing memorabilia for fans in todayâ€™s new multimedia generation. Roddenberry Productions has set itself apart by creating content that surpasses mere entertainment; it acknowledges the intelligence of audiences by challenging them to think, question and explore the world, and those potentially beyond.