San Diego Comic-Con will have the exclusive debut of the SPACE: 1999 Omnibus “To Everything That Was”. [Softcover Omnibus, 304 pages.]
For those not in attendance at Comic-Con, you may pre-order the Omnibus over at Amazon.com.
The sci-fi classic series continues! September 13, 1999 – An atomic accident causes the moon to be blown out of orbit and hurled into the unknown, the survivors of the lunar base stationed there launched towards their destiny, and adventures, across the stars.
Set in the continuity of the original series, Classic Space: 1999 – To Everything That Was fills in the gap between the first and second seasons of the gothic science fiction television series “Space: 1999,” offering an exciting narrative of events that occurred “behind the scenes.”
This collection is a celebration of the Space: 1999 comics of yesteryear, reprinting the best of the Charlton Comics series, the British Look-In issues and Annuals, with an artistic storytelling twist! The stories within have been carefully selected to represent both the international and domestic scope of the classic Space: 1999 comics from the 1970s, and not only look back in retro nostalgia, but also forward to the future of this dynamic space epic. Within these pages are not simply reprints, but remastered works, most in color for the first time. With respect to the intent and spirit of the original body of work, the comics presented in Classic Space: 1999 have been enhanced and clarified within both the story and art, in order to bring these Alphan adventures more in line with both the established continuity of the original “Space: 1999” original televised series and the new graphic novel series. It is by no means intended to supplant the original versions of these works, but instead to exist alongside them.
A labor of love, Classic Space: 1999 – To Everything That Was utilizes over a dozen rare “Space: 1999” painted artworks as chapter breaks, and is adorned by a previously unpublished Gray Morrow “Space: 1999” cover painting. Originally intended for the next issue of the 1977 cancelled Charlton comic series run, this beautifully restored image had until now only seen print in the late ’70s as a puzzle!
This collection is dedicated to the original writers, artists, editors, and letterers who worked to bring Space: 1999 to the comics page. For many of us, the original versions of their work was our first window into comic book adventures.