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Space: 1999- Aftershock and Awe Hardcover – December 25, 2012


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Boom Entertainment (December 25, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936393883
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936393886
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.2 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #98,530 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

‘Drew’ Gaska is an author, producer and art director. For over a decade he has served as a freelance consultant for Rockstar Games on such hit titles as Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, the Midnight Club series, and all other major releases. He is the founder and creative director of BLAM! Ventures, a guerrilla transmedia studio that produces print and digital media for the comic book and science fiction industry.

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Gaska is an author, digital artist, producer and art director. For over a decade he has served as a freelance consultant for Rockstar Games on such hit titles as Grand Theft Auto III-V, Red Dead Redemption, the Midnight Club series, and all other major releases. He is the founder and creative director of BLAM! Ventures, a guerrilla design studio that produces transmedia for the comic book and science fiction industry. His work includes the sci-fi graphic novel series Critical Millennium, the Space: 1999 revival comic series, Hawken: Melee, and the illustrated novel, Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes, all from Archaia Entertainment and BOOM! Studios, as well as the upcoming graphic novel Charger from Titan Comics. He is currently working on an H.P.Lovecraft graphic novel adaptation titled Madness, and a Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Illustrated Novel series, as well as several new graphic novel projects.

Drew's current goals include cultivating a full time career in the comic industry, creating stories for both the independent market and mainstream companies. Find out more about his upcoming projects at www.blamventures.com

Drew resides beneath a mountain of action figures in New York with his girlfriend and fellow comics creator, Chandra Free, and their gluttonous feline, Adrien. Adrien often perches atop this pinnacle of plastic, proclaiming himself 'lord of the figs'. Chandra and Drew humor him.


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Highly recommend to Space: 1999 fans.
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Now, stop reading this and buy the book...it's much better.
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Andrew Gaska is a very talented writer and storyteller.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Ken on February 2, 2013
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I was a kid when Space: 1999 premiered in 1975. I watched it every week, had my share of Eagle and Hawk model kits, had toys and novelizations and early comic books. I was a Star Trek fan first, but this show was new and different, and the Eagles just seemed so realistic I was hooked. In the first run of the series, we only got to see season 1 in the USA, so a few years ago I got the complete series boxed set for Christmas and got caught up. Well that's enough history and I want to get to reviewing this book.

When I prrchased this book on the recommendation of a friend, I had confidence that it would be good. When I ordered it, I didn't notice that it was hardcover. That was a pleasant surprise. $15 and hardcover was a very good value. The printing and quality of the volume is excellent, no problems at all. The art is fantastic, and you feel as if you're watching an extended cut of "Breakaway" and you're getting a few nice touches that retcon the actual continuity of the series, introducing characters and events from season 2 in an unobtrusive way. And you get a lot more depth on the characters we know and love from the show to boot. There is flat out a lot more information on what brought them to the moon and how much they left behind. That's the first part of the book. After the moon is blasted out of orbit, we get a little more scientifically plausible explanation of how it could travel so far so fast, and while still requiring a tremendous suspension of disbelief, it at least makes a nice attempt and stays within the continuity established by the actual series and fits nicely. There's some nice set-up for future stories as well which was a good idea.

Next, we have the aftershock part of the story, where we learn more about Earth's fate.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By S. Lindvall on January 22, 2013
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Remember the classic British sci-fi series that lasted just two years back in the mid 1970s? Space: 1999 came out post-original Star Trek and pre-Star Wars, but was its own special brand of adventure... scary, weird, thoughtful, and with the best special effects to ever hit television. Well, Andrew Gaska remembers, and he has come out with this graphic novel to reintroduce the series to a brand new audience as well as longtime cult fans.

This is the first of a planned series from Gaska and a group of very talented artists. It retells the story of how the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha (in the far-flung future of 1999) begin their cosmic journey into the unknown reaches of the universe. The premise is that a cataclysmic explosion on the dark side of Earth's moon pushes it out of Earth orbit. More than 300 men and women stationed on Moonbase Alpha are trapped on an uncontrollable odyssey through the cosmos, trying desperately to survive and hoping to find a new home. Gaska uses art from classic Space: 1999 comics of the 1970s, along with new art, to expand on the series pilot episode, "Breakaway." He adds scenes that were cut from or never filmed for the original episode, and introduces new material that helps link it to the larger story and smooth out inconsistencies that cropped up during the series two-year run.

Following his new version of the origin story, Gaska goes on to tell a new story about how the moon's departure effects Earth and its inhabitants. Needless to say, it's not a good day for the planet. Many of the characters in this story have ties to people on Moonbase Alpha, and plot threads from this story will likely be incorporated into future volumes of the graphic novel series.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By CalgaryAlphan on December 22, 2012
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SPACE: 1999 Aftershock & Awe is a wonderful return to Moonbase Alpha. It features absolutely stunning artwork, combined with sharp storytelling to re-tell the original "Breakaway" tale from 1999, while also showing what happens to Earth in the aftermath. This book is an extremely high quality product, and is absolutely recommended to fans of SPACE: 1999, as well as all science fiction fans who enjoy quality storytelling!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Patricia T. Sokol on February 1, 2013
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The premature truncation of ITV's Space:1999 in the 1970s disheartened many young fans, all of whom have entered into adulthood and now hold dear the memory of a TV series that had, for many, a great impact on their lives. The silver lining to this has been the emergence of high-quality, original material such as that found in Drew Gaska's Aftershock and Awe. Not bound by any "canon" of broadcast backstories - often considered a negative aspect - Gaska's richly drawn characters (literally and figuratively) are free to go where he and his talented team can take them. This initial graphic novel introduces new characters and storylines which will prove a satisfying for those who have been fans since the series' original run, as well as to allow new & younger fans who appreciate the graphic genre to enjoy the adventures.

A welcomed addition to the labor-of-love market. I have already pre-ordered his rendering of selected so-called classic stories based on original comics from years ago, and anticipate that it will be of the same high quality, as will Gaska's venture into future, original stories.
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