Aug 16, 2023 Spotlight
Internationally renowned publisher Humanoids announced today STAR-CROSSED, a brand new original sci fi graphic novel from highly acclaimed writer Jerry Frissen and artist Roberto Zaghi, about an impossible interstellar romance set in the near future where humanity has made contact with an alien civilization. Landing in stores February 2024.
The dawn of a new era for humanity has arrived. First contact has been made with an advanced alien species known as the Eo’Tarx, and the two civilizations begin the path toward understanding. CIA linguist Danko Orton is dispatched, tasked with studying communication with the Eo’Tarx alongside his alien counterpart No’mi.
But their work is quickly disrupted when it becomes clear that the two are attracted to one another, despite all barriers and obstacles. Will No’mi and Danko’s blossoming love compromise everything they’ve been working to build between their species?
“I've always wondered what would happen if humans encountered an advanced extraterrestrial civilization. Would there be hate and fear of the unknown? Or would we discover that love and intimacy are universal languages that cross all barriers?” said Frissen. “STAR-CROSSED is a sci fi thriller that grapples with those questions by showing the best and worst of humanity, along with some moments that even managed to surprise me as I was writing them.”
Jerry Frissen is an American comic book writer and toy & graphic designer. He is the senior graphic designer at Humanoids, as well as the author of several bestselling graphic novels, including comic book series Lucha Libre, The Zombies That Ate The World, and The Metabaron, a new cycle of the internationally bestselling series The Metabarons, co-written with creator Alejandro Jodorowsky.
Roberto Zaghi began working as a cartoonist in the ‘90s for Sergio Bonelli. Over the years, he has illustrated acclaimed series including Zona X, Nathan Never, Legs Weaver, and bestselling Orfani and Julia. He has also illustrated seven books by author Thomas Silane for Grand Angle -Bamboo Editions and was an artist for Western comic series Tex Willer. He is best known in the US for his work on the critically acclaimed Makhno: Ukrainian Freedom Fighter with author Philippe Thirault and Humanoids.
STAR-CROSSED will be available in bookstores everywhere (bookshop.org) and in comic shops (comicshoplocator.com) in February 2024. Digital copies can be purchased from comiXology and other digital platforms.