Update: BOOM! Studios Announces Sam Jackson's COLD SPACE

Update: Thursday 1/28: Official Press Release -

1 Hostile Planet

2 Warring Factions

Add An Outlaw…

Seems Like There’s Some Money To Be Made Out In 
Cold Space!

January 28th, 2009 - Los Angeles, CA - This April, BOOM! Studios teams up with legendary actor Samuel L. Jackson and Emmy nominated writer/producer Eric Calderon — the folks that brought you the Emmy award-winning AFRO SAMURAI — to deliver their next original comic book series, COLD SPACE. A hard-boiled sci-fi action-adventure with covers by Eisner Award-winner Dave Johnson and IRREDEEMABLE cover artist Jeffrey Spokes, COLD SPACE is sure to be the most talked-about comic of the spring.

COLD SPACE follows the adventures of an on-the-run outlaw as he crash-lands on a hostile planet that is on the brink of civil war. Finding himself in the crossfire between two warring factions, Mullbery realizes that in chaos lies opportunity — because where there's war, there's money to be made.

Samuel L. Jackson says, "I'm a long time comic reader and big fan of many genres in graphic novels and manga - from crime thrillers, westerns, & super-hero books, to samurai dramas, science fiction and horror. So I actually do read the stuff - and lots of it. Now's my chance to put my stamp on the medium with something new, but with a classic taste of the stuff I already like."

“It's my honor to continue my creative relationship with Samuel L. Jackson and to work with the passionate people at BOOM! Studios,” said COLD SPACE co-writer Eric Calderon. “I hope everyone will dig the excellent covers by Dave Johnson, Jeffrey Spokes and the tight interior line work by Mr. Jeremy Rock.”

“C’mon, who are we kidding, this is a fanboy dream! Don’t pinch me, I don’t wanna wake up!” said BOOM! Chief Executive Officer Ross Richie. “This is going to be a straight-up blast!”

COLD SPACE is a four-issue miniseries written by Samuel L. Jackson and Eric Calderon with interior art by the sensational Jeremy Rock. The first issue features two covers in a 50/50 split, with art by Dave Johnson and Jeffrey Spokes, a 1-in-10 incentive cover and carries a Diamond Code of FEB100744. Each issue will retail for $3.99.

Update: Monday 1/25 11:04 AM: Thanks to intrepid reader Snowspinner, we've learned that Rich Johnston has some detail about the new series at his blog, Bleeding Cool. The series will be called Cold Space, and is written by Samuel L. Jackson and Eric Calderon, his collaborator on Afro Samurai. Artist Jeremy Rock, who has done work for Avatar Press previously, will draw the book.The story will follow the character modeled off of Jackson, an outlaw who crash-lands "on a planet in the middle of a civil war," according to Johnston's report.

Original Story: BOOM! Studios sent this overnight to us, with no explanation at all. It's a teaser for a new series, as indicated by the filename, and that sure looks a lot like one Mister Samuel L. Jackson. Whether it's a new series that might lead to a movie or an adaptation of an existing property remains to be seen.

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