28 September, 2017Print
Marvel Comics and Dustin Bates of Starset Debut THE PROX TRANSMISSIONSThe all-new original graphic novel is available today!
New York, NY—September 27, 2017—Marvel Comics is proud to announce the debut of THE PROX TRANSMISSIONS, an all-new original 88-page graphic novel featuring a unique collaboration with Dustin Bates, lead singer and founder of the modern rock band Starset, and fan-favorite writer Peter David (Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider, Spider-Verse). Inspired by the likes of Nikola Tesla and Carl Sagan, Starset’s albums, along with videos, websites, novels, and one-of-a-kind performances, were created as part of an overarching concept: The Starset Society. Through this collaboration between science and fiction, The Starset Society has teamed with Marvel Comics to produce a one-of-a-kind, out of this world adventure like nothing seen before.
Kicking off the launch of THE PROX TRANSMISSIONS, Marvel is excited to announce that the band will be attending this year’s New York Comic Con on Friday, October 6. Additionally, they will participate in a signing at the Marvel Booth from 11:30am-12:00pm!
A secret transmission from the far reaches of the galaxy falls into the hands of SETI radio astronomer Dr. Stephen Browning, and his world begins to unravel as he discovers the cryptic message…including information of advanced technology and a dire warning from the future. Seeking the aid of brilliant-yet-impetuous playboy Dr. Aston Wise, the two set off on an epic journey to discover the meaning of the transmission – only to discover they are pawns in a much bigger game.
"As a long-time fan of Marvel Comics, it has been an honor to work with them on The Prox Transmissions. I'm incredibly excited to have the opportunity to spread the inception story of The Starset Society through the graphic novel medium,” said Dustin Bates. “The intention of The Society is to use examples such as those in the novel to publicize emerging, near-future technologies and their inevitable social, economic, political, and philosophical impact on us all.”
Delivering a powerful scientifically-charged story in the form of a new literary movement, THE PROX TRANSMISSIONS is an adventure not to be missed. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this epic story, available today!
THE PROX TRANSMISSIONS
Written by DUSTIN BATES and PETER DAVID
Art by MIRKO COLAK & More
Cover by SKAN
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STARSET is a multi-media, modern rock band from Columbus, Ohio that quickly became one of the most successful breakout bands of 2015 when their debut album TRANSMISSIONS became a mainstay on the radio, sales and streaming charts. Along with hit singles, over 300 million audio streams and more than 1 billion YouTube views, their current album VESSELS debuted at #11 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart earlier this year. For more information and tour dates please visit www.starsetonline.com. For more information on The Starset Society please visit www.thestarsetsociety.org.
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