The second volume of the highly acclaimed sci-fi comic Runners is now a graphic novel campaign on Kickstarter.com. Originally posting the action comedy about alien smugglers online as a free webcomic at www.runnersuniverse.com, creator Sean Wang now hopes to raise funding to print the new story, Runners: The Big Snow Job, as a full color graphic novel.
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Sean Wang, the creator of the comic series Runners sent us a quick e-mail to let everyone know that there’s a brand new story arc on the way.Â Runners: The Big Snow Job, will appear on the Runner Universe website, and will be in full color.Â Take the jump for a peek at the series that is online now.
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If you have never read Sean Wang’s Runners series, you owe it to yourself to pick up a copy as soon as you can.Â If you can’t do that, head over to the newly launched website runnersuniverse.com to read the first series Runners: Bad Goods for free.Â The series takes a look at a group of alien smugglers who happen upon a shipment that is more than it appears – and then all heck breaks loose.
The follow up series Runners: The Big Snow Job, was to be published a year ago by Archaia Studios Press, but will now appear online when the Bad Goods runs concludes online.
â€œIâ€™m still a fan of print comics,â€ continues Wang, â€œso the second series will still be collected into graphic novel format after it finishes posting online. But I hope to use the free webcomic to build the audience as large as possible in the meantime. I firmly believe that many who read the series online atÂ www.runnersuniverse.com will still want to purchase the printed volumes. Hopefully, with a larger audience that is familiar with the series, comic stores can then order the books with more confidence that they aren’t â€˜taking a chanceâ€™ on an unknown small press book. So everyone wins! â€œ
Wang does point out something every web comic fan should do – purchase the collected editions of your favorite series to support the creators.Â I’ve done it with Penny Arcade, Wapsi Square, Least I Could Do, Sinfest, and The Dreamland Chronicles.Â Runners is an excellent series, and deserves your attention.
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No strangers to writing sci-fi, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar have been announced as the writers adapting Robotech for the big screen.
A sprawling sci-fi epic, “Robotech” takes place at a time when Earth has developed giant robots from the technology on an alien spacecraft that crashed on a South Pacific isle. Mankind is forced to use the technology to fend off an alien invasion, with the fate of the human race ending up in the hands of two young pilots.
Gough and Millar are probably familiar to Smallville fans where they spent time as the show runners for the series. They also worked on Spider-Man 2, and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.
There’s no word on release date.