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Astronaut Dad Volume One -Press-
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Posted by Scott Tingley, December 05, 2007

[Comics in the Classroom Note: No one here has read this book yet, but all of the solicitation material seen so far makes it sound suitable for about middle school aged kids and up]

Silent Devil's Astronaut Dad debuts with rave reviews

Astronaut Dad Volume One, the latest book from Silent Devil, is out in
stores today. Created by David Hopkins and Brent Schoonover, Astronaut
Dad is a coming-of-age story about the children of astronauts during
the early 1960s right before the Apollo program took off. It's a
fictional account of Jimmy Norton and Vanessa Kelly who discover that
their dads, as Astronaut reservists, are actually part of a spy
orbital program.

The book has received advanced praise from some of the best in the business:

"Astronaut Dad is a loving reminder of America's investment in the
space race, and how real people were at the heart of our quest for the
stars. Well worth taking a look, and bound to hook you once you do."
-- B. Clay Moore, writer of Hawaiian Dick and The Leading Man

"For being relatively young in the comics world, these two unassuming
creators have definitely set the bar pretty high for what is possible
in their careers." "4.5 out of 5 bullets." -- Chris Murman, Silver
Bullet Comic Books

"Equal parts tender and thrilling, Astronaut Dad is the perfect
marriage of story and art. I can't wait to read the rest of it!" --
Joshua Hale Fialkov, writer of Elk's Run and Punks the Comic

"Astronaut Dad is a refreshingly clear-eyed look at how America's
dreams for the stars impacted and interfered with the very earthbound
needs of those charged with making those dreams a reality and their
families. A wittily observed slice of Space Age life, thanks to
Hopkins' crisp dialogue and the elegant minimalist lines of
Schoonover's drawings." -- Fred Van Lente, writer of Action
Philosophers and Marvel Adventures

For more info please visit www.silentdevil.com



 

 


 

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