NEW YORK 10/15/2023 — Grammy Award winning musician Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi will make his comics debut alongside Eisner Award-nominated co-writer and Massive-Verse architect Kyle Higgins (Radiant Black, NO/ONE), breakout artists Marco Locati and Igor Monti (Inferno Girl Red, Deep Cuts), Eisner Award-winning letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou (Midlife) and editor Michael Busuttil in the forthcoming Moon Man. This all-new, ongoing series will launch in January 2024 from Image Comics, Black Market Narrative and Mad Solar, kicking off the new year with an extra-length first issue and an accompanying mixtape from the Grammy Award-winning recording artist.
Moon Man follows Ramon Townsend, a man ready for a quiet life after gaining unexpected celebrity status for steering his ship and crew safely home from a near-disastrous moon mission. Whatever went wrong on that failed moon mission, whatever happened in the missing minutes the cameras didn't capture, all Ramon really wants is to settle down back home in Cleveland. But those missing minutes hold an Earth-shattering secret—and, with all eyes turned to him, Ramon will soon find himself becoming something the world has never seen before.
“This might be one of the top three coolest things I've ever been a part of. This story is something that took a lot of love from everyone involved, and I’m so excited for the world to finally experience Moon Man,” said Mescudi. “I promise you this comic will be unlike anything you've read before. To each and every person that picks up a copy and shows support in January—I love you more than you can imagine. Thank you!”
“Moon Man is a book about What’s Next—what’s next for Ramon Townsend, for superhero stories, for humanity. In the face of corporations that seek only to possess and control, the ideals that make up our best heroes have never been more relevant,” said Higgins. “This is a series that will explore not only what it means to come into great power, but also what it means to discover the truth about the world—and the universe—around us. What kind of change is Ramon willing to make?”
Moon Man touches down with a truly out-of-this-world variant cover lineup, including superstars such as Rod Reis (Winter Soldier, C.O.W.L.) and Matt Taylor; Eisner Award winners Sanford Greene (Bitter Root) and Christian Ward (Black Bolt); along with industry legends Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz.
Moon Man #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, January 31:
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- MOON MAN #1 CVR C ROD REIS VAR - Lunar Code 1123IM206
- MOON MAN #1 CVR D INC 1:20 SANFORD GREENE VAR - Lunar Code 1123IM207
- MOON MAN #1 CVR E INC 1:25 CHRISTAIN WARD VAR - Lunar Code 1123IM208
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Moon Man will also be available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.