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Sci-Fu Vol. 1

Book #1 of Sci-Fu
Published by Oni Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

"Old school hip hop meets old school science fiction in this fun comic." — Polygon

Set in 1980s Brooklyn, a young DJ accidentally summons a UFO that transports his family, best friend, and current crush to the robot-dominated planet of Discopia.

Hip-hop, sci-fi and kung fu all hit the turntables for the mash-up mix of the year! Cartoonist/force of nature Yehudi Mercado (Pantalones, TXRocket Salvage) sets his sights on 1980s Brooklyn and Wax, a young mix-master who scratches the perfect beat and accidentally summons a UFO that transports his family, best friend, and current crush to the robot-dominated planet of Discopia. Now Wax and his crew must master the intergalactic musical martial art of Sci-Fu to fight the power and save Earth. Word to your mother.

About The Author

Yehudi Mercado is a former pizza delivery driver and Disney art director living in Los Angeles. From award-winning animated short films to cowriting and art directing the Guardians of the Galaxy mobile game, Yehudi has worked in various media for over 15 years. His creator-owned comics include Buffalo Speedway, Pantalones, TX, Rocket Salvage, and Hero Hotel.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oni Press (March 13, 2018)
  • Length: 144 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781620104729
  • Grades: 4 - 8
  • Ages: 9 - 14

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Raves and Reviews

"A lighthearted tale with black and brown characters, matter-of-fact Brooklyn bilingualism, and a solid message of creating through failure and love."

– Kirkus

"[...] it's Mercado’s artwork that truly puts a fresh spin on this tale; his heavy outlining and bright colorization make his cartoon characters jump off the page, which makes the many action sequences all that more impressive."

– BookList

"His caricatured figures and dynamic layouts, coupled with a neon palette and graffiti flourishes, make for an entertaining story with a little something for everyone: hip-hop, tech-driven action, and romance."

– Publisher's Weekly

"A must have for libraries nationwide."

– School Library Journal

"Yehudi Mercado blends science fiction, kung fu, and hip-hop in Sci-Fu, a unique and entertaining graphic-novel adventure."

– Foreword Reviews

 

"Old school hip hop meets old school science fiction in this fun comic."

– Polygon

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