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Space Bastards Vol. 1: Tooth & Mail

Illustrated by Darick Robertson
Published by Humanoids, Inc.
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

Acclaimed artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, HAPPY!) joins writers Eric Peterson and Joe Aubrey to bring you the tale of the galaxy’s most dangerous employers: The Intergalactic Postal Service.

In the future, unemployment and job dissatisfaction are sky-high. When you've got nothing left to lose, you join the Intergalactic Postal Service (IPS).  Its postal fees are steep—and they go only to whomever ultimately fulfills the delivery, making every run a comically violent free-for-all between the most ruthless mercenaries in the cosmos! 

The interplanetary ensemble cast of Space Bastards, under the volatile leadership of Postmaster General Roy Sharpton, are constantly at each other’s throats trying to settle scores and earn big money. But when a rival corporation's teleportation technology threatens to make their role in the galaxy obsolete, the Bastards must work together to preserve a job they've come to love.

Collects Space Bastards #1-6

Joe Aubrey is a board-certified psychiatrist and co-writer/co-creator of Space Bastards. He spends most of the day seeing patients and the rest of his time thinking of new ways to kill futuristic postal carriers. He and his wife live in Arizona with a tremendous collection of alcohol and two increasingly entitled children. His greatest success thus far is successfully concealing his true self from close friends and family by utilizing a bland combination of negative emotions and sarcasm. If reincarnation is possible, he'd like to come back as someone with a more interesting bio.

Eric Peterson is a comic book writer living out of the dusty mountains of Ahwatukee near Phoenix, Arizona. He is the co-creator of Space Bastards, which he considers his third child (the other two being actual breathing human children). Eric grew up making movies in his backyard. Space Bastards is what happens when a person does that for many years and then thinks, "What is the one comic we could create that surely would just be too uncanny for people to grasp or love?" Eric Peterson currently spends his time coming to terms with an audience actually grasping Space Bastards.

Darick Robertson is an American comic book artist, writer and creator with a decades-long career in the industry. His notable works include co-creating the award winning Transmetropolitan, The Boys, and Happy! He has illustrated for both Marvel and DC Comics on characters including Batman, The Justice League, Wolverine, The Punisher, and Spider-man.

Space Bastards is one of those comics I love because it's clear from the first page that everyone involved just turned the volume up to 11 right at the start and never once turned it down. [It's] filled to bursting with the kind of manic energy its title and cover suggest, and if you're looking for a mature readers sci-fi thrill ride, look no further . . . .This book is a blast.”

– SYFY WIRE

“A series of surreal and often bloody vignettes by some of the best artists in the business. . . .A Looney Tunes-esque parade of debauchery and dynamism, as these artists work their magic to produce a comprehensive, and quite crazy, portrait of a universe gone mad.”

– SCREENRANT

Exciting. A celebration of cosmic badasses and deathmatch style dystopian adventures, Space Bastards provides plenty of thrills. . . .If you're a fan of The Boys, Space Bastards definitely is a sci-fi heir apparent and is quickly shaping up to be a good time.”

– CBR

Tarantino-like. . . .Who better to bring their story to life than The Boys’ Darick Robertson? If there is anyone who could depict this brand of action mixed with touches of humor and the aforementioned over the top violence, it is Robertson. And man does he come through.”

– GEEK VIBES NATION

“Robertson brings all of his famous grit and gore to Space Bastards . . . Space Bastards is about as crazy as it sounds. It’s a blood-splattered charge across the galaxy, with lots of parcels to deliver.”

– MONKEYS FIGHTING ROBOTS

"Gorgeous." 

– BLEEDING COOL

Off the wall bonkers in the best possible way. It’s worth taking your time to pull every bit of magic out of these pages. . . .You should definitely grab it up.”

– FANGIRL NATION

“It’s going to piss people off but it knows it’s being offensive and delivers it all in a way that it’s not meant in a serious manner . . . . [T]he art is fantastic. It brings such energy and life to the series. It’s over the top . . . like a Looney Tunes cartoon.”

– GRAPHIC POLICY

“The future of the postal service is… out there. That’s the premise of Space Bastards, the comic book series about an Intergalactic Postal Service staffed by, shall we say, somewhat undesirable elements.”

– THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER