ROCKET GIRL—Gail Simone says you need this
Posted on June 16, 2014 by Kat Salazar
Issue #6 marks the beginning of a new story arc for the hit time-traveling series
"Clever premise, charming scenario, kickass girl hero, snappy script, and luscious, expressive art. I need this. You need this. Everyone needs this.” —Gail Simone
“A time-travelling teen police force is the stuff my dreams are made of—thank you for making them come true, Rocket Girl." —Fiona Staples
Fan favorite writer Brandon Montclare (Halloween Eve) and Eisner Award nominated artist Amy Reeder (Batwoman, Madame Xanadu) return with the eagerly anticipated new story arc of the bestselling, time-traveling adventure series in ROCKET GIRL #6. With dayglo-vibrant artwork and kick-ass characters, ROCKET GIRL marries the suspense of Back to the Future with the witty dialog of Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles as it blasts off into its next chapter.
In ROCKET GIRL #6, time-travelling teen cop DaYoung Johannson thinks she's closed the case—and destroyed her own world in the process. Now all she has to do is sit back in 1986 and watch the future unfold how it's "supposed" to...but growing up ain't easy. Unknown to her, she's not the only person from the hi-tech alternate 2014 stuck in the ‘80s. And with the keys to the future in their hands, Quintum Mechanics isn't content to simply let time take its course.
“Readers will have to judge what gets more twisted: the temporal paradoxes, or the motivations of characters faced with impossible adventures,” said Montclare. “Plus you get all the fun stuff: amazing visuals split between an '80s NYC period piece and the high-flying future city, action, speed, and one of the most unique casts of characters in comics. I'm thrilled the ‘80s adventures of DaYoung Johansson are back with #6 and a new Rocket Girl arc. The support from retailers and readers has been awesome—I know they can't wait too!”
"Rocket Girl has been the greatest creative experience of my career,” added Reeder. “I think it shows on the page, and I'm happy the reception to the first arc was so positive. But you ain't seen nothing yet! The ‘Split Second’ arc is going to knock off some socks."
ROCKET GIRL #6 arrives in stores this 9/17 and will be available for $3.50. It can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code: JUL140456.
More of Rocket Girl
Rocket Girl #6
May 6, 2015
ROCKET GIRL RETURNS! DaYoung Johansson was prepared to live a normal life— as normal as 1986 New York City could ever be for a teenage cop from a high tech alternate reality 2014. But time travelling isn’t so simple: changes made in both the future and past are now at war, and the present is stuck in the middle.
Rocket Girl #5
May 21, 2014
"ONLY THE GOOD…”
The hard-hitting conclusion to the first story arc! Teen time-cop DaYoung Johansson uncovers a thing or two about both New York Cities, the connection between past and future, and the secrets that people don’t even know they keep. Growing up is hard to do—and sometimes it proves to be impossible.
“With its verve, underplayed humor and electric visuals, ROCKET GIRL #1 is one of the strongest debuts of 2013” –CBR
Rocket Girl #4
March 19, 2014
The book everyone is talking about has plenty more surprises locked, loaded, and ready to shoot you in the face. It’s all-out action in this issue with a rocket chase through the graffiti-littered subway tunnels of NYC. DaYoung is stuck in the '80s, with only her jetpack and wits to help the teenager crack a time-spanning conspiracy. Rocket Girl will get the who, what, where, when, and why — and deliver the wham!
Rocket Girl #3
December 31, 2013
Changing the future is hard to do. Sparks fly when DaYoung becomes Most Wanted in two different New York Cities. Police in battling timestreams — 1986 and an alternate 2013 — want to get their girl. But bringing her in is going to take a coordinated effort from a mysterious player who straddles both worlds.
"This is Amy and Brandon firing on all cylinders. I'm blown away by all the life and energy in this book (and the mind-boggling backgrounds!). I can't wait to see more of DaYoung." — ROSS CAMPBELL (GLORY, Wet Moon)
Rocket Girl #2
November 13, 2013
"BODIES IN MOTION TEND TO STAY IN MOTION…”
Teen future-cop DaYoung Johansson hits 1980s NYC like a meteor. People can't get enough of the Rocket Girl: she's fighting crime, saving citizens, and causing a sensation. But she's also trying to right a wrong in a mystery so deep it could change the future forever. There's a lot more going on here than anyone knows about — and it might be more than the 15-year-old super detective can handle.
"A time-travelling teen police force is the stuff my dreams are made of. It's drawn elegantly and masterfully by Amy Reeder. It looks like she and Brandon Montclare came up with the perfect story to go wild on."
—FIONA STAPLES, artist of the Eisner Award-winning ongoing series SAGA
Rocket Girl #1
October 9, 2013
A teenage cop from a high-tech future is sent back in time to 1986 New York City. Dayoung Johansson is investigating the Quintum Mechanics megacorporation for crimes against time. As she pieces together the clues, she discovers the “future” she calls home – an alternate reality version of 2013 – shouldn’t exist at all!
Blast off with the new ongoing series by BRANDON MONTCLARE (Halloween Eve) and Eisner Award nominee AMY REEDER (Batwoman, Madame Xanadu).