When the past is the future. Where unknown myths and legends are discovered. Witness the birth of the Mystic Universe! here comes BEYONDTOPIA LEGENDS!
From the mind of Indonesian visual artist Bryan Valenza (Marvel, Image,…) BEYONDTOPIA: LEGENDS is a three issue deluxe anthology series blending a variety of folklores, heroes and legends all reimagined for American and international audiences with a unique flavor.
Co-spearheaded by praised LatinX author Henry Barajas (HELM GREYCASTLE, LA VOZ DE M.A.Y.O.: TATA RAMBO, BATMAN: URBAN LEGENDS), the bi-monthly mini-series brings
together the best artists from Indonesia and the world, including Sami Basri (HARLEY QUINN, GREEN LANTERN), Garrie Gastonny (ODYSSEY) and many more!
Issue #1 (of 3), on sale November 2nd, 2022, features five stories introducing new heroes:
– Bandits of Batavia features Black Bull, an immortal bandit fighting to retrieve stolen
– Ommatidion is set in a dystopian future where ghosts can be scientifically explained. It
stars a team dealing with paranormal activities with pretty unusual methods…
– Prince of Apes depicts a world where an outbreak changed everything. After losing her
boyfriend, Yuxi meets Hyang-Ji and his spirit companion, Prabhu, the Ape Prince, a
supernatural being determined to save the world from the horrors it created.
– Witch Agent Galica: A case of missing children, terror everywhere: London seems to be demons’ favorite playground. But Galica stands up and is determined to find who’s
behind all this.
– Peligrosa: Some would say: “What’s up, Danger?” We say… ¿Qué pasa peligrosa?
And, boy, does the young LatinX vigilante IS dangerous. She patrols the streets, saving kids from both ICE and mobsters.
Featuring stunning exclusive covers from STEPHEN SEGOVIA, PHILIP TAN & KAREN S. DARBOE for issue #1, BEYONDTOPIA: LEGENDS embodies the values of FairSquare Comics, bringing “Comics From the Rest of Us” to every comic book fan in the World!
Quote from Bryan: “I’ve had this whole universe in me for so long. All the pieces finally came together to create an amazing series: my Indonesian background, my personal and professional relationship with Henry, a group of fantastic artists and a publisher that understands our vision.
After all these years, I almost have to pinch myself that Beyondtopia Legends has become a reality and it’s only the beginning!”
Quote from Henry: “I can’t tell you how excited I am to work with Bryan Valenza and his amazing crew of artists based in Indonesia. Some of the best of the best in the industry.”
Quote from Fabrice Sapolsky, publisher, FairSquare Comics: “I’ve known Bryan and Henry for some time now. They’re, obviously, both insanely talented. When Henry told me about this project, I immediately knew FairSquare Comics was the perfect home for it. We have so much in common. And ever since we’ve signed our agreement, we’ve been working closely with Bryan and Henry to bring their vision to stores. Beyondtopia Legends is an important project for FairSquare Comics as it takes our Direct Market program to the next level. I am beyond(topianly) thrilled for readers to experience this project that’s unlike any other. We hope many comic book fans give in so we can expand the Mystic Universe beyond this first mini-series!”
Bryan Valenza and Henry Barajas will be in attendance at this year’s New York Comic Con, tabling alongside the FairSquare Comics team in Artist Alley.
BEYONDTOPIA LEGENDS#1 will debut at the show, with an additional convention exclusive cover from Stephen Segovia. This edition will come with an extremely limited print run.
BEYONDTOPIA LEGENDS #1(OF 3). IN STORES NOVEMBER 2nd, 2022
Size: 6.625×10.2”. 64 PAGES. FULL COLOR. SQUARE BOUND.
DELUXE EDITION. MATURE READERS.
SEP221587 BEYONDTOPIA LEGENDS #1 CVR A SEGOVIA………………$12.99
SEP221588 BEYONDTOPIA LEGENDS #1 CVR B TAN………………$12.99
SEP221589 BEYONDTOPIA LEGENDS #1 CVR C DARBOE………………$12.99
COVER D_ STEPHEN SEGOVIA #LIMITED EDITION CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE#…$30
(Only available at New York Comic Con, Baltimore Comic Con and on the FairSquare Comics Webstore, while supplies last).