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Earth Sucks. Steal a Spaceship.

Earth sucks. The stars have been blocked out for so long that people have forgotten there was anything else besides the World Government Alliance watching over them. Uma Akkolyte is a girl who shoots first, leaps before she looks, and is desperate for any means to leave her planet behind. And so she does. When Uma jacks an alien spaceship and punches through the stratosphere she sets forth on an adventure with an unlikely crew who are totally not ready for all the good, bad, and weird the universe will throw at them.

From writers Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (Batman and Robin Eternal, Grayson) and artist Marcus To (Nightwing, New Avengers), Joyride is a rebellious love letter to the sci-fi genre, exploring what happens when nothing stands between a group of teens and their freedom amongst the stars.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608869510
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Publication date: 09/27/2016
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 1,217,385
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly are writers with a decade of experience in a variety of mediums, from features to animation to comic books. As comics creators, Lanzing and Kelly have written for DC Entertainment, BOOM! Studios, and IDW on titles including Batman & Robin Eternal, Grayson, and Hacktivist. This year, they released their first creator-owned comic at BOOM! Studios, the critically-acclaimed ongoing teenage space adventure Joyride.

Marcus To is a Canadian artist and illustrator whose credits include Cyborg 009, Red Robin, Huntress, Soulfire and The Flash. Born in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, he has been a part of the American comic book industry since 2004. To lives in Toronto, Ontario and is a member of the Royal Academy of Illustration and Design. You can follow his adventures at

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Joyride Vol. 1 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
TheKnightsWhoSayBook More than 1 year ago
(I received a free e-copy of this volume in exchange for an honest review) Earth sucks. Steal a spaceship. --> undoubtedly the best advice a book has ever given me. I love the bright, colorful art style and character designs of this volume, and I was so on board with the story from the very beginning. I love that Uma can be badass without having to be stoic; she’s reckless and capable and has a very short fuse, but is also genuinely in love with every new thing she encounters, from new gadgets to alien languages. I also like Catrin and I ship her and Uma so much, but I ended up being disappointed here. There’s no canon gay relationships yet (I believe there may be some in the next volume?). The story also hints that Dewydd has feelings for Uma, but there’s no indication she feels the same way and hopefully the writers don’t try to force it. Other important reasons reasons to read Joyride: a giant AI who talks like the birdsrightsactivist twitter, and it's a lot like The Force Awakens!