BOOM! Studios has announced Man’s Best, a new sci-fi adventure comic book series starring an adorable trio of emotional support pets.
Man’s Best launches in March 2024 from writer Pornsak Pichetshote (The Good Asian), artist Jesse Lonergan (Miss Truesdale and the Fall of Hyperborea), and letterer Jeff Powell (Infidel). The debut issue features a main cover by Lonergan, as well as variant covers by Trish Forstner, Frany, and Lonergan. In addition to the covers, BOOM! has shared four unlettered preview pages from Man’s Best #1 at this time.
Check out the cover art and preview pages for Man’s Best #1 below:
What to expect from Man’s Best
BOOM! describes Man’s Best as “Homeward Bound on an alien world.” The series “follows three emotional support pets living on the Starship Horizon — a spacecraft searching for a new home to house a humanity compromised by bad decisions and corporate greed.”
However, “after the ship crashes and the crew is captured, these loyal pets are their owner’s only hope. Outfitted in outrageous tech, these three best friends must traverse a hostile world to rescue their owners — leaving them the only hope for a humanity that might not be worth saving. In a harrowing adventure, the pets are faced with challenges that threaten to destroy their most valuable treasure: their friendship.”
The sci-fi comic is Pornsak Pichetshote’s most personal story yet
“It’s really weird to say a book about a cat in a mech suit, a golden retriever with a bionic leg, and a French bulldog with a rocket strapped to his back might be my most personal book ever, but … that’s kinda what happened? I’ve never written anything where I can see recent realizations in my life directly incorporated onto the page as much as this book and have no idea how readers will respond. What I’m a lot more confident in is how much of an honor it is to work with Jesse Lonergan. It’s amazing how as a ‘professional writer’ I still have no words to explain how innovative his art keeps getting with each issue,” Pichetshote said.
“I feel like I’ve gotten plenty of opportunities to do weird sci-fi stuff, but I haven’t gotten the chance to draw as many cute things as I would like, so getting the opportunity to work on a book with pets battling across alien landscapes is really a dream come true, and then to have someone like Pornsak bringing a story with real depth and heart makes it that much better. This project has been intense, with the story consistently escalating. I find myself constantly challenged to raise the bar. The lazy part of me keeps telling the rest of me that there should be a section where I ease off and do some ‘easy’ pages, but it just hasn’t happened yet,” Lonergan added.
“Man’s Best is like nothing else on the shelves — it’s cute and thrilling and funny and thought-provoking, a tour de force from Pornsak, Jesse, and Jeff,” editor Eric Harburn said.
Man’s Best #1 goes on sale March 20, 2024 from BOOM! Studios.
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