It’s finally here, a collection of the critically acclaimed ROCKETO series by Frank Espinsoa. Lauded as innovative and ground-breaking, with a unique style, this collection is what you’ve been waiting for!
ROCKETO, VOL. 1: THE JOURNEY TO THE HIDDEN SEA collects issues #0-6 of the ROCKETO series, which is an adventurous tale of New World mapper Rocketo Garrison and his wild band of misfits. The 256-page book is brimming with extras including Espinosa’s conceptual sketches, background information on the New World, pin-ups by some of todayâ€™s leading comic book artists and a wonderful introduction (and illustration) by famed artist Alex Ross.
“The trade not only collects up to the mid-way point of the first arc, but also serves as a sneak peak into the rest of the Journeys,” explains Espinosa. “There’s a wonderful tour of Rocketo’s home, Porto Logas, and how its history touches not just this story, but the rest of the adventures.”
ROCKETO follows the adventures of Rocketo Garrison, which take place in a mythical future 2,000 years after the world has been destroyed in a catastrophe. The trade paperback tells the story of Rocketoâ€™s idyllic childhood and his early training as an explorer and Mapper. After returning from the deadly Solarium War a broken man, Rocketo Garrison is swept away on a journey to the Hidden Sea, a fabled, dangerous land that may hold the key to undreamed of treasure as well as the truth about an ancient mystery.
The trade paperback also gets you primed and ready to go for the triumphant return of ROCKETO to the shelves with issue #7 this April!
“THE JOURNEY TO THE HIDDEN SEA is just the start of his adventures and is really more about Rocketo himself; it’s his inner Hidden Sea we are exploring,” said Espinosa. “Issues seven through twelve are much more energetic than the first six, as the bad guy and the hero fight to the end. Mysteries are solved. Friends are made. But in the end it’s really about the legacy Rocketo leaves behind.”
A 5-page preview of Rocketo #7 has been included with this release for your preview, and you can find more about ROCKETO at Frank’s website, www.frankespinosa.com
ROCKETO, VOL. 1: THE JOURNEY TO THE HIDDEN SEA TP (DEC051756) is a 256 page full color trade paperback, on sale now. ROCKETO #7 (FEB061757) is available for advance reorder and will be in-stores in April. Don’t miss out!