Humanoids Announces ‘Space Bastards’ – The Galaxy’s Most Vicious… Postal Workers?
by Olly MacNamee
The Boys artist Darick Roberston and writers Eric Peterson and Joe Aubrey are teaming up on new comedy sci-fi series, Space Bastards from Humanoids. A book about intergalactic postal worker David S Proton and his new and over-enthusiastic partner, Manny Corns. Here’s a good deal more about the book now:
“In SPACE BASTARDS, violence is everywhere. Corporations are exploiting the weak and disenfranchised. And while America has taken to the cosmos, scientific advancements and technology have outpaced civilization as we know it. Even getting mail between planets is damn near impossible. Enter the Intergalactic Postal Service, a deadly organization with a brutal, mercenary business model. Whoever delivers the package gets the cash. And every delivery can be made by any means necessary.
In SPACE BASTARDS, David S. Proton is a meek, unemployed accountant desperate for money. David joins the Intergalactic Postal Service only to be paired with Manny Corns (a.k.a. “The Manicorn”), a sardonic brute who thrives on the competition provided by the company. And things only get worse from there.”
It’s definitely one for fans of The Boys, given what Robertson said about bringing his “own brand of crazy,” to the party:
“I have long admired Humanoids for the quality material they publish. I guess it was time to lower the bar. SPACE BASTARDS is a longtime brainchild of Eric Peterson and Joe Aubrey, their labor of love that I brought my own brand of crazy to with my character designs and storytelling. It’s a fun world, where things like science don’t get in the way of the fiction. It’s a wild ride.”
Starting in January 2021 with a seven-part series, the plan is to then follow this up with a one-shot followed by two annuals to be illustrated by Simon Bisley (Lobo, 2000AD) and Clint Langley (2000AD).
Originally funded on Kickstarter, look out for the first issue published by Humanoids in the new year.