Now that Nintendo is becoming ‘vintage’ and a generation of comics readers has already grown nostalgic for the nineties, Nova Phase may be hitting the market at just the right time. With a plot loaded with action and rendered in the style of 8-bit arcade graphics, it reads like one of Warren Ellis’ fast-paced sci-fi stories in the shape of an old video game.
In this six-issue series from Slave Labor Graphics, Veronica Darkwater is a down-on-her-luck bounty hunter who finds herself plunged into an intergalactic treasure hunt for a legendary world of untold wealth. But, she must compete with a crazy military commander who will stop at nothing to cement his name in history. Will she stay alive long enough to see if the legends of the mythical world of Una Tesara are true?
You can score the first issue of Nova Phase at http://www.comixology.com/Nova-Phase/comics-series/14632
– and the second issue is up now for just 99 cents!
From the creators of Nova Phase:
“I wanted to do a space western because I love space and I love westerns. I also love old video games. So there you go.” – Matthew Ritter, writer
“I love pixel art. I think of it as a genuine aesthetic choice, as apposed to a limitation. It has allowed us to give Nova Phase a really unique look.” – Adam Elbatimy, artist