Marvel Comics is proud to announce a unique collaboration with Dustin Bates, lead singer and founder of the multi-media, modern rock band STARSET, along with fan-favorite writer, Peter David (Ben Reilly: Scarlett Spider, Spider-Verse) for an all-new original 88-page graphic novel, THE PROX TRANSMISSIONS to be released this September.
Inspired by the likes of Nikola Tesla and Carl Sagan, Starset’s albums, along with videos, websites, novels and one-of-a-kind live performances, were created as part of the over-arching concept, The Starset Society. Where science and fiction collide, The Starset Society is dedicated to publicizing emerging, near-future technologies and investigating their inevitable social, economic, political, and philosophical impact on society. Through this enlightening exploration, The Starset Society has teamed up with Marvel Comics to produce a one-of-a-kind adventure like nothing seen before.
A secret transmission from the far reaches of the galaxy falls into the hands of SETI radio astronomer Dr. Stephen Browning. His world begins to unravel as he discovers the cryptic message including information of advanced technology and a dire warning from the future. After Browning seeks aid of brilliant-yet-impetuous playboy Dr. Aston Wise, the two set off on an epic journey to discover the meaning of the transmission, only to discover that they are pawns in a much bigger game. Humanity hangs in the balance as powerful forces vie for control of the future, with only Wise and Browning to stop them.
“I’m incredibly excited to have the opportunity to create this graphic novel with Marvel Comics on behalf of The Starset Society,” said Bates. “I’ve been a fan of Marvel since I was a little kid wishing I was the Hulk (and little did I know how much I’d end up identifying with Bruce Banner as I grew into adulthood). It’s an honor to be working with such an iconic brand to spread the inception story of the Society via The Prox Transmission.”
Presenting an entirely unique and original graphic novel, THE PROX TRANSMISSIONS delivers a powerful scientifically-charged allegory in the form of a new literary movement this September from Dustin Bates, Peter David, The Starset Society, and Marvel Comics.
THE PROX TRANSMISSIONS
WRITTEN BY DUSTIN BATES & PETER DAVID
ARTWORK BY MIRKO COLAK & MORE
COVER BY SKAN
One of today’s most innovative rock bands STARSET are heading to Australia for the first time this August in support of their stellar sophomore album, Vessels.
They became one of the most successful breakout bands of 2015 when their debut album Transmissions became a mainstay on the radio, sales and streaming charts. Along with several hit singles, over 250 million audio streams and nearly 1 billion YouTube views, their current album Vessels debuted at #11 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart.
STARSET’S musical vision is only understood by entering the psyche of founding member and multi instrumental vocalist, Dustin Bates. Bates – a graduate with a Masters degree in electrical engineering, who taught at the international space university in France and conducted research for the US Air Force – has combined his passion of science and music to create a musical beast.
STARSET’S live “demonstrations” are built on the same alloy of ambition, technology and raw emotion. With over 300 shows logged to date, Bates and his helmeted-and-pressure-suited crew have distinguished themselves as one of most entertaining live bands.
STARSET TOUR DATES:
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WEDNESDAY AUGUST 9 – THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE (Licensed All Ages)
THURSDAY AUGUST 10 – THE FACTORY THEATRE, SYDNEY(Licensed /All Ages)
FRIDAY AUGUST 11 – THE BASEMENT CANBERRA (18+)
SATURDAY AUGUST 12 – MAX WATTS, MELBOURNE (18+)
SUNDAY AUGUST 13 – FOWLERS LIVE , ADELAIDE (Licensed All Ages )
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