“Thrilling and heartwarming. Bold storytelling with rich, emotive artwork that’ll take you back to your favorite VHS clamshell. The Secret of Nimh meets the The Road. Highly recommended! Scurry out and find yourself a copy!”
– Tony Fleecs (Writer/Co-creator of Stray Dogs)
Today Skybound Comet unveiled a first look at Scurry,the new Middle Grade graphic novel from webcomics superstar Mac Smith, marking the first-ever collection of the smash-hit webcomic in a complete volume.
The upcoming original graphic novel is an exciting release for Skybound Comet, a new original graphic novel imprint aimed at Young Adult (Ages 12+) and Middle Grade (Ages 8-12) audiences, but sure to captivate readers of all ages. Skybound Comet officially launches this month with the release of Clementine Book One, available in comic book shops now and everywhere books are sold on June 28.
Scurry depicts a world in which humanity has disappeared, but danger is still lurking around every corner for a colony of house mice struggling to survive a long and strange winter. When Wix, the colony’s best scout, embarks on a perilous journey to find food and shelter, he suddenly finds himself lost and alone in the forest. To find his way home, the little mouse must navigate dangerous new threats, strange new creatures, and a destiny he never expected.
“In the great tradition of Mouse Guard, The Secret of Nimh and Watership Down, we’re thrilled to bring Mac Smith’s legendary webcomic Scurry to a brand-new audience,” said Alex Antone, Senior Editor at Skybound Comet. “This stunningly beautiful book looks like nothing else on your middle grade shelf, and Wix’s roller-coaster adventure will have young readers on the edge of their seats from start to finish!”
Wix will make his first comic book appearance in Skybound X #25, available in comic shops and at digital providers on July 20, 2022.
Scurry kicks off an exciting 2023 Skybound Comet slate that includes the April 2023 release of Outpost Zero (Diamond Code MAR228457, ISBN: 978-1-5343-2437-4), which collects the acclaimed YA series from the superstar team of Eisner Award winner Sean Kelley McKeever (Spider Man Loves Mary Jane) and Alexandre Tefenkgi (The Good Asian) in a single volume; acclaimed author Michelle Fus’ first book in a new series of graphic novels collecting their groundbreaking YA webcomic with Ava’s Demon Book One: Reborn (MAR228458, ISBN: 978-1-5343-2438-1) coming June 2023; and Clementine Book Two (APR228664, ISBN: 978-1-5343-2519-7) by acclaimed writer/artist Tillie Walden (Spinning, On a Sunbeam), which continues the trilogy set in the world of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead in June 2023.
Skybound Comet’s other forthcoming releases include Everyday Hero Machine Boy OGN (MAY218589, ISBN: 978-1-5343-2130-4) from rising star voices Tri Vuong (the LEGO® NINJAGO®: GARMADON comic book series) and Irma Kniivila coming September 2022, followed by Sea Serpent’s Heir Book One (MAY218588, ISBN: 978-1-5343-2129-8) from acclaimed creators Mairghread Scott (Star Wars: Resistance, Guardians of the Galaxy) and Pablo Tunica (TMNT Universe) coming October 2022.
Scurry (Diamond Code MAR228456, ISBN: 978-1-5343-2436-7) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 and everywhere books are sold, along with digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Tuesday, February 21, 2023.
For more info and updates on Skybound Comet, visit www.skyboundcomet.com.