July 8, 2005, Toronto, Canada Ã‚Â DANGER! Giant Muck Monsters are trying to crush you! Robo Squiders are squishing you! Lizard Mods are slashing at you with their swords! Your hairy, monstrous Ex-Girlfriend is constantly rejecting you! All in a dayÃ‚Â¹s work for the hottest star in the universe, Bio Boy!
This September, creator/writer Sal Cipriano and publisher Speakeasy Comics bring monthly doses of all the danger and adventure you can handle as Bio Boy debuts at comic shops everywhere!
In The Adventures of Bio Boy, our hero is the hottest celebrity ever; the star of his own reality game show, and everyone wants a piece of him, literally! The BIO BOY SHOW is has the contestants play to crush, maims, mutilate, and destroy him! Even his support and maintenance team mess with him by sabotaging his equipment and parts just for kicks! Those aren’t Bio Boy’s only challenges though, his biggest challenge of all is with his transforming spotlight-stealing narrating robotic arm, N16!
Creator/Writer Sal Cipriano wants to explore an aspect of comics that seems neglected— good old-fashioned FUN! Ã‚Â³Since I was young I was always attracted to light-hearted books, and for me the key to light-hearted is heart. Bio Boy has that in spades!Ã‚Â² Joining Sal on the art front for the first few issues is NYC Mech artist Andy MacDonald who found that Ã‚Â³It has a Saturday Morning cartoon kinda vibe, and an action figure appeal, that made it really fun to draw.Ã‚Â²
The Adventures of Bio Boy is drawn in a DVD-style or in Bio Boy terms: BDV (Bionic Digital Video) and is a TV show in progress, complete with commercial breaks and backup Ã‚Â³special featuresÃ‚Â² which include stories that explore the characters further, backstage and deleted scenes, Bio Bios, tech pages, pinups, and more! Sal commented, Ã‚Â³Each issue of The Adventures of Bio Boy is jammed with stories and extras. I want fans to really get their moneyÃ‚Â¹s worth when they pick up an issue of Bio Boy, and they sure do!Ã‚Â²
Ã‚Â³Getting a chance to do this comic is a dream come true for me, and doing it under the Speakeasy Comics banner is equally a dream. Growing in comics the way I have, I feel proud to be a part of a company that really cares about their business and creators.Ã‚Â² Sal Cipriano has been writing and drawing indie and online comics such as Broken Donuts, Altered Realities, and for the past few years, The Twins Chronicles.
The Adventures of Bio Boy, a $2.99 full color 32 page comic, is in Diamond Previews now (JUL053053) and in shops in September. Created and written by Sal Cipriano, drawn by Andy MacDonald (with a back up story drawn by Chris Brimacombe and Marco DiLeonardo), colored by Jok of Estudio Haus, and published by Speakeasy Comics.