April 13, 2020 – New York, NY – Eisner and GLAAD Award nominees Magdalene Visaggio and artist Claudia Aguirre are collaborating on an all-new, five-part mini-series, Lost on Planet Earth, debuting April 15, 2020 on comiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comics service. The latest creator-owned release from the comiXology Originals program, Lost on Planet Earth, centers on a conflicted lesbian relationship in a socially reactionary future. The series can be read at no additional cost for Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited members, and will also be available for purchase on Kindle and comiXology.
Lost on Planet Earth is the latest expectation-defying series from Visaggio, the Eisner-nominated writer of Kim & Kim and Eternity Girl, whose acclaimed comic Vagrant Queen was recently adapted for TV by SYFY. Lost on Planet Earth reunites Visaggio with artist Aguirre. The pair previously collaborated on Kim & Kim and created the acclaimed series Morning in America; they are joined by letterer Zakk Saam and editor Joe Corallo. This is the first release for Visaggio, Aguirre, Saam, and Corallo under the name DEATH RATTLE, a rock band-style moniker for their creative collaborations.
Basil Miranda thought she knew where her life was going. Like her family before her, she will join the Interplanetary Union Fleet. Basil pursues her goal with a singular vision, and follows a regimented, relentless training routine. Her whole life is dedicated to this mission. It is everything to her. And then, while sitting in her fleet examination, she is asked a question she can’t answer. What makes her happy? She panics and flees.
There’s always someone who can’t finish the fleet exam, but Basil never thought she’d be a runner. Now, to her friends’ and family’s dismay, she’s directionless. She must figure out what she wants – and who she is. And that’s when Basil begins a conflicted relationship with a Xanthippian named Velda who introduces her to a new world.
Basil finds herself ushered into the no-service community of Richmond, VA: the angry slackers, the stoner kids, the weirdos and queers, artsy types and losers who failed their entrance exams. These are the outcasts who are struggling to make meaning in their own lives.
“Mags and I were spitballing stories one day when we started thinking about what a ‘’utopian’’ society would be like ‘for the rest of us,’’’ said Aguirre.
“This is a series about the ones who stay behind, the ones who don’t like what they see. It is an examination of choice and self-determination and self-knowledge,” said Visaggio. “At its heart, Lost on Planet Earth is a sci-fi slice-of-life comic about a burgeoning group of friends making their own way in a world that has no place for them.”
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About the Writer:
Magdalene Visaggio is the writer and creator of the Eisner and GLAAD Media Award nominated Eternity Girl and Kim & Kim. Her book Vagrant Queen with Jason Smith is being adapted into a television series to air on SYFY in 2020. She’s terrified of spiders and abandonment and is pretty sure she’s seen a ghost. She used to want to be a Theologian, but she dropped out of grad school to write comics where people hit each other with electric guitars. She resides in Manhattan with her girlfriend.
About the Artist:
Claudia Aguirre is a queer comic book artist and writer. She’s a multi GLAAD award nominee as well as an Eisner award nominee. She’s a co-founder of Boudika comics where you can find some of her self-published work. Her work has also been published through Black Mask Studios, Oni Press, Legendary, Limerence Press and Boom! Studios.
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