Press Gang Announces ‘Sun Bakery’ By Corey Lewis, Calling It ‘A One-Man Shonen Jump’
I don't want to call it a comeback, but Corey Lewis is set to have a pretty interesting year. Not only is he providing art for IDW's GI Joe: Deviations, in which in which he's given Cobra Commander the most sinister redesign in years, but today, Alternative Comics launched its new Press Gang imprint by announcing Sun Bakery, a bimonthly anthology series from Lewis that they're describing as a "one-man Shonen Jump," debuting in April.
Lewis, best known for his high-energy, manga-inspired fight comics, will be providing three stories for the 48-page full-color series, including the Metroid-esque Arem, a sword-fighting action comic called Dream Skills, and Bat Rider, which appears to be about a man with a baseball bat who rides a skateboard, and is therefore already the best comic of the year. Check out a preview below!
If there's not a t-shirt by the end of this that says "Swords Have Become The Ultimate Life Accessory (For Life)," then honestly, what are we even doing here?
Here's the word from the official press release:
Sun Bakery #1
Full color, bimonthly
Diamond item FEB161067
Shipping April 20, 2016
Retailer variants by Paul Pope (1:25) and Jim Mahfood (1:10)
Introducing Sun Bakery; a one-man Shonen Jump-esque comics anthology from Sharknife creator, Corey Lewis. Each 48 page issue is jam packed with robo space adventure, paranormal skateboarding, breakdancing, and social swordplay. This landmark first issue debuts three new stories: ‘Dream Skills’, ‘Arem’, and ‘Bat Rider’.
Sun Bakery marks the debut of Press Gang, a new publishing imprint dedicated to releasing full-color standard-format comic books. Press Gang is a joint publishing effort by Portland, Oregon's Floating World Comics and Study Group Comics. All are part of the Alternative Comics Publishing Co-op. Sun Bakery will be distributed bi-monthly to comic book shops by Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. The first issue is listed in the February 2016 Diamond Previews for an April 2016 release. There will be two variant cover editions by Jim Mahfood and Paul Pope.