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The Sci-fi space drama, Exilium, has hit 91% on Kickstarter! The comic written by Ben Slabak, art by Salomon Farias (Scout Comics’ The Wretches and IDW’s Back to the Future: Citizen Brown) & Pablo Verdugo Munoz (Action Lab Comics’ Mr. Beaver and Mad Cave Studios’ Hollywood Trash) has been getting praised by creators in the comic industry as well.
Here’s what they had to say about Exilium:
“Slabak and Verdugo Munoz deliver a solid big budget sci-fi action epic in a way that is fun, relatable, and pulls you in from the very start. Crisp writing and stunning visuals make Exilium Vanguard a must have for lovers of the genre.”– Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn, Painkiller Jane)
“Exilium hits all the right notes of a sci-fi story to keep true fans of the genre head-banging the entire time.”– Jonathan Hedrick (The Recount, Freakshow)
“Every book I’ve seen from Ben Slabak has taken my breath away… if only my own comics looked that good!” – Darren Close (Killeroo)
“A thoughtful love letter to the great space operas that wrestles with big hairy social, political, and existential questions in a really meaningful way. New season. New threat. It’s a perfect time to hop aboard.” – Rylend Grant (Suicide Jockeys, Banjax, Aberrant)
“Exilium continues to find its own voice while singing love songs of sci-fi of the past.”– Lan Pitts (WWE, Big Hype)
Check out the comments that was made about Exilium from Slabak:
When I set out to write the story of Exilium, I had it in mind for the story to grow beyond the initial six-issue series and for the universe of Exilium to keep expanding. Upon completing season one and the end of the story arc, I started toying with the idea of a spin-off series and planted a bit of an easter egg on the very last page of the first series. Not only did the epilogue serve to set up the second season, but it’s directly tied in with the spin-off series as well.
Titled Exilium: Vanguard, the new series is not a prequel nor a sequel. Rather, it takes place concurrently with the events of the first series, with the opening taking place just one day before the action unfolds in the first issue of the very first Exilium series. The first issue of Exilium: Vanguard will introduce some new faces as they embark on a perilous mission, and we’ll see some familiar faces, too, from the first series making a cameo and somewhat of a passing-of-the-torch.
I’m very excited to be working with Pablo Verdugo Muñoz, who is doing a phenomenal job illustrating this series, and it’s been a lot of fun collaborating with him. We have opted for grey tones instead of colour as Pablo’s inks and grey tones look simply amazing, and on top of that, I had been toying with the idea of doing a black and white book for some time.
Exilium: Vanguard is a series that no Exilium nor sci-fi/space opera fan should miss. It will be quite a ride.
That’s not all! Take a look at these images for Exilium and Exilium: Vanguard:
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