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By Brian Jacks


Saving the universe, rescuing damsels in distress, battling malevolent menaces, and experiencing puberty a second time. It's all in a day's work for a hero, right?

SPACE ACE, based on legendary animator Don Bluth's cult classic video game, follows the intergalactic exploits of the amazing Ace, astro-babe Kimmy, and one-time nemesis Baby Borf, in a hilarious cosmic thrill ride. Brought to you by CrossGen publishing client MVCreations, the six-issue all-ages adventure blasts off on August 20th.

"Building on our MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE series, MVCreations recently landed the exclusive rights to produce comic books based on the hit video game Space Ace from the Don Bluth Group and Dragon's Lair, LLC," said MVCreations Marketing Director Jonboy Meyers. "With popular '80s toy lines enjoying success in the comic book format, video games are a natural choice to be given the illustrated treatment."

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"As a kid I spent too much of my own lunch money playing video games, Space Ace in particular," explained MVCreations Art Director Matt Tyree. "Space Ace pushed the boundaries of what a video game could look like, and set the standard for game graphics and quality game play."

"We've lined up some talented people for the series," stated MVCreations President Val Staples. "Penning the book will be Robert Kirkman (Tech Jacket and Invincible), with pencils by up-and-comer Paulo Borges, and colors by Pat Duke. It's shaping up to be one fantastic looking book! Robert's writing really stays faithful to the story established in the original game, but puts his own patented spin on things. Expect a lot of high action and comedy to drive the story. Old fans and new fans alike will not be disappointed!"

"The art that MVCreations has produced is dropping a lot of jaws in the Bullpen," stated CrossGen Director of Marketing & Communications Bill Rosemann. "It's amazing how closely they've captured the signature look of Don Bluth's art. It's like discovering a Space Ace sequel game that we never knew existed!"

"Will there be any other Bluth-created properties making their way into the comic book format anytime soon? Absolutely," said Meyers. "Don created a lot of timeless properties which naturally translate into comics! So stay tuned!"

CrossGen notes that retailers and readers can order SPACE ACE #1 in the May edition of Diamond Comics Distributor's Previews catalog.


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