The re-launch of Nick Dragotta’s Howtoons was announced back at the Image Expo in January, and I couldn’t say much stuck with me besides the curious fact that both this and East of West could come from the same mind! Looking this latest information release I’m struck with how interesting and inventive the re-launched series is shaping up to be.
The premise of the comic revolves around Tuck and Celine, future siblings who wake up from cryogenic sleep to find there parents missing. The hook is that every issue contains a project and a science lesson wrapped up in the story. That’s a neat idea in itself but I’m just going to leave the contributor list here for you to gawp at: Fred Van Lente (Incredible Hercules, Action Philosophers), Tom Fowler (Mysterius), and Jordie Bellaire (Pretty Deadly), Nick Dragotta (East of West).
That’s some of the best talent out there working on a parent-child bonding comic. Howtoons: (Re)Ignition hits shelves on the August 8, and for all your comic news keep your eye on Capeless Crusader!
[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
East of West
The awe-inspiring, adventure-loving, science-doing, energy-literacy series co-created by East of West’s Nick Dragotta returns with an all-new story from superstar creators Fred Van Lente (Incredible Hercules, Action Philosophers), Tom Fowler (Mysterius), and Jordie Bellaire (Pretty Deadly) in “Howtoons: (Re)Ignition #1.” Tuck and Celine’s parents put their family in suspended animation to ride out the ecological apocalypse—but when the kids wake up to find Mom & Dad are gone, they have to make their way across an exciting and sometimes scary new world to find the ‘rents, depending on only their Howtoons projects to survive! “I was thrilled and honored Nick and Ingrid [Dragotta] asked me to be part of the Howtoons team,” said Van Lente. “We’ve come up with a story that should excite and delight both kids and parents and teach them about every known kind of energy through super fun projects. And that Fowler and Bellaire art will make this a post-apocalyptic adventure for the ages (and all ages)!”