Posted by ICv2 on March 5, 2021 @ 4:11 am CT
Release Date: June 9, 2021
Cover Price: $3.99
Writer(s): Leiji Matsumoto, Jérôme Alquié
Artist: Jérôme Alquié
Cover(s): Derrick Chew (A), Kendrick Lim (B), Leirix Li (C), Yanick Paquette (D), Miguel Mercado (E), Andie Tong (F), Jérôme Alquié (G), Blank Sketch (H)
Format: 32-pages, Full-Color
Rating: Teen (13 and up)
Publisher Description. ABLAZE has announced they will be presenting the next chapter in the Space Pirate Captain Harlock saga by legendary creator Leiji Matsumoto and artist Jérôme Alquié launching June 2021 (see "Exclusive: Ablaze to Publish New 'Captain Harlock' Saga").
Set within the timeline of the original series, this brand-new Captain Harlock adventure marks the beginning of a new story arc. Planet Earth is threatened by an upcoming invasion by the Sylvidres and despite being banished as a pirate, Captain Harlock won’t give up trying to save the world. This time, the source of danger comes directly from Earth, not outer space. A team of scientists discovers a Sylvidres mausoleum where they find information about terrifying genetic manipulations and a destructive power capable of either providing the Sylvidres with immortality or putting an end to their civilization. The unprecedented cold spell hitting Earth might only be a taste of what this new enemy has in store…
Will Captain Harlock and his crew manage to solve this mystery and save the Earth from yet another menace?
Space Pirate Captain Harlock #1 will be solicited in the April 2021 issue of Diamond's Previews catalog for June 2021 shipping items, with an on-sale date of June 9, 2021. Issue #1 will feature cover art by Jérôme Alquié, as well as all new covers by Derrick Chew, Kendrick Lim, Leirix Li, Yanick Paquette, Miguel Mercado, and Andie Tong.
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