After the extremely successful launch of Joe Satriani’s debut comic book series, Crystal Planet in January, issue #3 is now set to release this November. Created by Joe Satriani and Ned Evett the series is released in conjunction with Incendium under the music-focused OPUS imprint. Issue #3 is available for pre-order now, with limited quantities of Issue #1 and #2 still available while supplies last here and here. Due to fan demand, an exclusive limited-edition bundle is also available to purchase now. It features issue #1 signed by Satriani plus a sublimated hat, an art print of issue #2’s cover and an enamel pin. Only 250 sets are available, fans can order the bundle here.
Issue #1 of this vivid space odyssey introduced us to Satchel Walker, a man out of time who finds himself caught between desperate factions as they battle for resources in the perilous orbit of a dying star. In a bold and brutal saga of sentient storms and Wingsuit armies, it’s music, and more importantly the power and emotion that music can conjure, which could bring an end to the conflict, restore harmony to the time stream, and reveal Walker’s true place in the universe. In issue #3, with his father’s old guitar and lifelong friend Sarah Fortune along for the ride, Satchel uncovers new revelations about his past that will likely cost him his future, as his enemies are closing in.
Satriani says, "Everybody loves vintage guitars. What about guitars from the future? Satchel’s got one that can destroy incomprehensible enemies and restore order to the universe with a sound that he alone can conjure from it. Guitars are cool."
Crystal Planet begins as a five-issue series. The first print edition of each issue will be released as a prestige format limited edition collectible comic book, featuring cardstock covers, specialty foil treatments, glossy pages, and individual numbering. Each first printing will be limited to 1998 copies at $19.98, and available to order here.
The world of Crystal Planet will extend beyond the printed page into toys and collectibles. A Joe Satriani Crystal Planet action figure is also available to pre-order for $29.95, featuring Joe in a Tri-Diver suit from the comics with his signature Crystal Planet Ibanez guitar. Shipping Summer 2021.
CREATED BY: Joe Satriani, Ned Evett
SCRIPT: Tony Lee
PENCILS/INKS: Richard Friend
COLOR: Carlos Cabrera
LETTERS: Jacob Bascle
EDITOR: Llexi Leon