In less than two short years, Skybound Comet has become known as one of the best imprints for kick-ass YA and Middle Grade graphic novels. And we’re adding to that reputation today by announcing Super Dinosaur Compendium One! Due out next year, the book collects Robert Kirkman and Jason Howard’s comic series Super Dinosaur, about a ten-year-old boy and his best friend — who just happens to be a video-game-playing T-Rex! Here’s the official deets, along with the book’s eye-catching cover…
Today Skybound Comet officially announced Super Dinosaur Compendium One, which collects the hit series from the superstar team of writer Robert Kirkman (Invincible, The Walking Dead) and artist Jason Howard (Batman, The Flash) for the first time in one single volume for Middle Grade readers. The complete volume will be available at comic book shops and everywhere books are sold July 2024.
Super Dinosaur Compendium One is an exciting release for Skybound Comet, the original graphic novel imprint aimed at Young Adult (Ages 12+) and Middle Grade (Ages 8-12) audiences, but sure to captivate readers of all ages. CollectingSuper Dinosaur #1-23 and Super Dinosaur Origin Special in one volume for the very first time, Kirkman and Howard present the action-packed buddy story perfect for readers of all ages – and all species!
“Crafting Derek Dynamo and Super Dinosaur’s world alongside the amazon Jason Howard has always been a highlight of my career. After the animated series and the toys, t-shirts, lunch boxes and video games… it’s easy to forget it all started with our little comic,” exclaimed co-creator Robert Kirkman. “To be able to share these characters with a new generation through Skybound Comet is a dream come true.”
“Super Dinosaur is the mash-up of everything I found awesome as a kid: dinosaurs, robots, adventures in hidden worlds and big comic book action! All of it made contemporary through Roberts exciting writing and heartfelt characters. I can’t wait for new readers to experience this world for the first time,” said artist Jason Howard.
The Evil Max Maximus wants to get to Inner-Earth! He wants the dinosaurs that live there! He wants the powerful DynOre mineral that originates there! SUPER DINOSAUR and DEREK DYNAMO are the only ones who can stop him! The fate of the world rests on the shoulders of a ten-year-old kid and his best friend, a nine-foot-tall Tyrannosaurus Rex who loves to play video games.
“We’re so thrilled to give Robert and Jason’s middle grade masterpiece a new home at Skybound Comet,” said Alex Antone, Editorial Director at Skybound. “While long-time Skybound fans have loved Super Dinosaur for some time, we’re excited to bring this dino-mite edition to new audiences in bookstores, libraries, and beyond!”
Super Dinosaur Compendium One joins an amazing slate of upcoming 2024 Skybound Comet titles including Ava’s Demon Book Two: Aftermath (ISBN: 978-1-5343-9852-8 | SRP: $17.99), the next chapter of the groundbreaking YA webcomic by Michelle Fus coming May 2024, along with Sea Serpent’s Heir Book Three: Queen of Mercy (ISBN: 978-1-5343-9738-5 | SRP $14.99), the YA fantasy trilogy by Mairghread Scott (Dragon Age: Absolution) and Pablo Tunica(TMNT Universe) set to release Fall 2024. Clementine Book Two (Diamond Code MAY230179, ISBN: 978-1-5343-2519-7 | SRP: $14.99) by acclaimed writer/artist Tillie Walden (Spinning, On a Sunbeam) is available everywhere books are sold now.
Super Dinosaur Compendium One (ISBN: 978-1-5343-2722-1 I MSRP: $34.99) will be available at booksellers, along with digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, and at comic book shops and everywhere comic books are sold on Wednesday, July 10, 2024.