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Get an Exclusive First Look at Space Bastards #5 Plus Back Vol. 2 on Kickstarter!

We have an exclusive look at the cover for Space Bastards #5! Space Bastards, is the high-octane, outrageous comic series about murderous mercenary mailmen in space that has delivered with each issue. The over the top series is from writers Eric Peterson and Joe Aubrey, artist and co-creator Darick Robertson, colorist Pete Pantazis, and lettered by Taylor Esposito. The comic has featured crazy action, violence, and some biting humor.

In Space Bastards #5:

There is perhaps no job in the known universe more dangerous than being a postal carrier. But for one day a year, the Intergalactic Postal Service shuts down for Sharptoberfest, a celebration so wild and debaucherous it could only be used to commemorate the birth of Roy Sharpton, Postmaster General & CEO of the IPS. But with every major player gathered under one roof, could this year’s bash be the perfect opportunity for a hostile takeover? With an ending you have to see to believe, this is one issue of SPACE BASTARDS you cannot miss!

And, if you’re enjoying Space Bastards and don’t want to miss out on the craziness, Space Bastards Volume 2 is currently on Kickstarter. The Kickstarter allows you to get both volumes of the series in a hardcover edition. The project has just a few more days to go and ends on February 18 at 11:55 PM EST.

Space Bastards #5

Review: Space Bastards #2

Space Bastards #2

Space Bastards #2 is offensive. Really offensive. It’s also at times really funny and over the top. It’s a comic that’s self-aware and runs with it all. The issue takes us back a bit revealing how Roy Sharpton built the Intergalactic Postal Service. It involves really bad stereotypes of Native Americans/First Nations and some pretty over the top abuse of workers.

Written by Eric Peterson and Joe Aubrey, Space Bastards #2 is an origin story in a way. It doesn’t really progress the first issue instead of taking us back to the beginning. Sharpton is a failed businessman and over the top annoying. He’s a person you can’t help but hate for a long list of reasons. Having been sold a failing business we see how Sharpton took the steps to rebuild the company to make it what it is. We’re also delivered hints as to what issues are coming down the road.

The comic is offensive in so many ways. Sharpton randomly yells out so many bad stereotypes and eventually forces his employees to dress in as offensive ways. Luckily things are called out a bit and it’s pointed out how obnoxious the character. Like the first issue, Space Bastards #2 seems to go over the top with everything. The first issue was violence. The second issue is how many offensive stereotypes can be crammed in.

But, the issue also begins to pivot things in a way. Where I thought we were just getting a series about these crazy postal staffers, it looks like the series will be something more and else.

Darick Robertson provides the art with Diego Rodriguez on color and Simon Bowland handle the lettering. Like the first issue, the art is fantastic. The bring such energy and life to the series. It’s over the top and the art is right there like a Looney Tunes cartoon. Scenes just make you laugh in the situations and the character designs. But, it’s a laughter of “oh shit” in how offensive it can be. There’s something there though and I found myself laughing, a lot.

Space Bastards #2 is another solid issue. It’s going to piss people off but it knows it’s being offensive and delivers it all in a way that it’s not meant in a serious manner. We’re supposed to think Sharpton is an asshole and wince at what he does. There’s an over the top nature of it all that it’s hard to take it too seriously and not see the second issue as an extension of the gonzo first.

Story: Eric Peterson, Joe Aubrey Art: Darick Robertson
Color: Diego Rodriguez Letterer: Simon Bowland
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Space Bastards #2

Space Bastards #2

(W) Joe Aubrey, Eric Peterson (A) Darick Robertson
In Shops: Feb 10, 2021
SRP: $4.99

Acclaimed artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, HAPPY!) joins writers Eric Peterson and Joe Aubrey as they unleash the galaxy’s most vicious and depraved…parcel couriers?

The secret origin of the IPS! Several years ago, after failing to make a profitable exit from his sex robot company, Roy Sharpton hit upon his next big idea: buy the failing Intergalactic Postal Service! Learn how he combined Uber and Rollerball into a violent and competitive army of contract workers–and the most successful business in history!

Space Bastards #2

Space Bastards Volume 2 is Kicking Ass on Kickstarter Now

Space Bastards Vol. 2

Space Bastards — the high-octane, outrageous comic series about murderous mercenary mailmen in space — is returning to Kickstarter. Space Bastards Volume 2 features stories co-written by Eric Peterson and Joe Aubrey with artwork by The Boys artist and co-creator Darick Robertson, Boo Cook, Colin MacNeil, and Clint Langley.

In the future, violence is everywhere. Corporations are exploiting the weak and disenfranchised. And while America has taken to the cosmos, unemployment is rampant, infrastructure is crumbling, and basic services are unreliable. Getting mail between planets is damn near impossible. And when you’ve got nothing left to lose, you join the Intergalactic Postal Service. No paperwork. No boss. No punching a clock (though someone somewhere is definitely getting punched). Postal carriers are encouraged to intercept, kill, and steal from each other to complete deliveries. The courier that actually delivers the package gets paid. The ones that don’t—even if they survive—get squat.

The wild ensemble cast of Space Bastards features an unemployed accountant, a death row inmate, a divorced real estate agent, an alien immigrant, a raging alcoholic, a retired privateer, and a former executive assistant in their new lives delivering packages for the Intergalactic Postal Service. Under the volatile leadership of Postmaster General Roy Sharpton, these Space Bastards are forever at each other’s throats trying to settle scores and earn big money.

The Kickstarter features Space Bastards prints by Darick Robertson, Colin MacNeil, Clint Langley, and superstar artist Simon Bisley.

Review: Space Bastards #1

Space Bastards #1

Space Bastards #1 delivers a concept that’s so simple but at the same time so much fun. In this world the Intergalactic Postal Service will get your package delivered but, it’s a competition. The delivery game is a mercenary business with everyone out for themselves. They attempt to steal the packages from each other so they can get it delivered and paid. The more delivery people who touch it, the higher the price for the package and more money earned.

Writers Joe Aubrey and Eric Peterson deliver over-the-top action in Space Bastards #1. It’s REALLY over the top. The blood flies. The heads splatter. The violence is ultra.

The story focuses on David S. Proton. He’s an accountant, fired from his job, and is desperate for money. While the series could easily just drop us into the world, Aubrey and Peterson are smart to focus on Proton. He’s an everyman through whom we can relate. Having an alien or someone already in the business at the center of the story, the reader might be a bit more disconnected. We get to see Proton evolve and fall into the job eventually standing up and embracing the game.

And the game is the real draw. The comic is violent. There’s a dance about that. The package bounces from one courier to the next wracking up a higher score for the person who eventually delivers it. The violence is entertaining and over the top creating gore and destruction that’s so over the top, it’s hard to take serious. It’s meant to be silly in this way, a violent Looney Tunes where everyone is both Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner.

Much of that silliness is due to Darick Robertson‘s art. It’s perfect here with such a vision. The aliens are unique, the worlds have personality. This isn’t a cut and paste job where there’s the same thing over and over. Instead, everything feels unique and original. You want to stay on the page and see what stands out. The comic has such personality. Every location, every world, every character, and every death. They all come together for a visual treat of violence. It’s over the top in every way and Robertson’s art feels like it embraces it with glee.

Space Bastards #1 is a lot of fun. That fun is squarely in its violence. It’s such a simple concept but takes such pleasure in the violence. It takes it and amps it up to 11. The comic reminds me a lot of Bisley’s Lobo where it just reveled in its action. The comic is a throwback in some ways and a comic you can just get lost in and enjoy the symphony of violence.

Story: Joe Aubrey, Eric Peterson Art: Darick Robertson
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Space Bastards #1

Space Bastards #1

(W) Joe Aubrey, Eric Peterson (A) Darick Robertson
In Shops: Jan 13, 2021
SRP: $5.99

Acclaimed artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, HAPPY!) joins writers Eric Peterson and Joe Aubrey as they unleash the galaxy’s most vicious and depraved…parcel couriers?
Poor David S. Proton. A meek, unemployed accountant desperate for money, he joins the Intergalactic Postal Service, paired with Manny Corns, a.k.a. “The Manicorn,” a sardonic brute who thrives on the competition provided by the IPS. But delivery is mercenary for these intergalactic dispatchers-payment goes solely to whoever fulfills the delivery, making every run a comically violent free-for-all between the most ruthless degenerates in the cosmos. Stand back, Lobo! Make way, Han Solo — here come the Space Bastards!

Space Bastards #1

Humanoids Debuts A Black Light Variant Cover By Dan Panosian and a Virgin Variant Cover by Darick Robertson for Space Bastards #1

When Humanoids debuts Space Bastards by The Boys artist and co-creator Darick Robertson and writers Eric Peterson and Joe Aubrey this January 13th, there will be a one-in-ten collectible, black light variant cover by acclaimed artist Dan Panosian and a 50/50 virgin variant cover by Darick Robertson. In Space Bastards, David S. Proton is a meek, unemployed accountant desperate for money. He joins the Intergalactic Postal Service only to be paired with Manny Corns (a.k.a. “The Manicorn”), a sardonic brute who thrives on the competition provided by the company. And things only get worse from there.

In Space Bastards, violence is everywhere. Corporations are exploiting the weak and disenfranchised. And while America has taken to the cosmos, scientific advancements and technology have outpaced civilization as we know it. Even getting mail between planets is damn near impossible. Enter the Intergalactic Postal Service, a deadly organization with a brutal, mercenary business model. Whoever delivers the package gets the cash. And every delivery can be made by any means necessary.

Space Bastards kicks off in January with the seven-part monthly “Tooth and Mail” arc by series co-creators Robertson, Peterson, and Aubrey. Later in the year, writers Eric Peterson and Joe Aubrey will be joined by all-star artists Simon Bisley and Clint Langley.

Darick Roberston, Eric Peterson, and Joe Aubrey Unleash Space Bastards with Humanoids in January

Space Bastards

Humanoids is launching a kickass, intergalactic story like none other: Space Bastards. The Boys artist Darick Roberston and writers Eric Peterson and Joe Aubrey team up to unleash the galaxy’s most vicious and depraved…postal couriers?

David S. Proton is a meek, unemployed accountant desperate for money. David joins the Intergalactic Postal Service only to be paired with Manny Corns (a.k.a. “The Manicorn”), a sardonic brute who thrives on the competition provided by the company. And things only get worse from there. In Space Bastards, violence is everywhere. Corporations are exploiting the weak and disenfranchised. And while America has taken to the cosmos, scientific advancements and technology have outpaced civilization as we know it. Even getting mail between planets is damn near impossible. Enter the Intergalactic Postal Service, a deadly organization with a brutal, mercenary business model. Whoever delivers the package gets the cash. And every delivery can be made by any means necessary.

The mega-sized, 44-page first issue debut of Space Bastards kicks off on January 13 with the seven-part monthly “Tooth and Mail” arc by series co-creators Roberston, Peterson, and Aubrey.

Later in the year, writers Eric Peterson and Joe Aubrey will be joined by all-star artists Simon Bisley and Clint Langley for a series of high-octane Space Bastards specials, a single one-shot followed by two annuals.

SDCC 2019: Space Bastards Volume 1, the Quarterly Mature Readers Comic

Welcome to Space Bastards, the new quarterly hardcover anthology created by Joe Aubrey, Darick Robertson, and Eric Peterson. The first volume features the talents of Simon Bisley, Glenn Fabry, Colin MacNeil, Boo Cook, and Clint Langley and is on Kickstarter now!

The project is a massive one with a huge first volume that’s over 100 pages and a foot in height. But, they didn’t stop there, there’s a year’s worth of content, over 500 pages, already produced.

You can find some of the team at Booth #1806 at San Diego Comic-Con going on this week.

The Kickstarter ends August 2.

Space Bastards Vol. 1