“Everyday Hero Machine Boy is a charming, electric new coming-of-age story with a heart of gold. Perfect for fans of training montages, hi-tech robo-fighting action, cool dynamic artwork, or just fun in general.” —Emma Steinkellner, The Okay Witch “Astro Boy meets The Iron Giant, a sweet, funny, action-packed story for every sci fi loving young reader!" —Faith Erin Hicks, The Nameless City Trilogy, Avatar: The Last Airbender
Today Image/Skybound revealed a first look at Everyday Hero Machine Boy, the all-new original graphic novel from rising star voices Tri Vuong (the upcoming LEGO® NINJAGO®: GARMADON comic book series) and Irma Kniivila.
Available everywhere books are sold September 2022, Everyday Hero Machine Boy marks the first Middle Grade release from 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. It's a bird, it's a plane, it's… Machine Boy! When Machine Boy falls from the sky into the domed city of Mega 416, he leaves a wake of destruction in his path… until Karate Grandpa is able to turn on his heart. Now, Machine Boy wants nothing more than to become a hero! Whether he is fighting giant bugs in the school's basement, rescuing cats from trees, or making the perfect spaghetti sauce, Machine Boy is always looking for the best way to help others. But when his heart begins to interact dangerously with other debris from space, Machine Boy wonders if he can be a power for good after all. Tri Vuong and Irma Kniivila create a funny and engaging all-ages adventure that asks—can you override your own programming? Everyday Hero Machine Boy (Diamond Code MAY218589, ISBN: 978-1-5343-2130-4) will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, September 7 and everywhere books are sold on Tuesday, September 13. Everyday Hero Machine Boy will be joined by Skybound Comet launch titles Clementine Book One (Diamond Code MAY218587) by award-winning writer/artist Tillie Walden (Spinning, On a Sunbeam) in June 2022 and Sea Serpent’s Heir Book One (Diamond Code MAY218588) from acclaimed creators Mairghread Scott (Star Wars: Resistance, Guardians of the Galaxy) and Pablo Tunica (TMNT Universe) in October 2022.
For more info and updates on Skybound Comet, visit www.skyboundcomet.com.