THE HUNGER GAMES meets DODGE BALL in this award-winning, lushly painted, action-packed blockbuster by Merwan! NOW SHIPPING!
War. Plague. Famine. Death. The metaphorical horsemen had a field day with humanity, driving civilization to ruin before we could even make it to the next century. The post-apocalyptic society of Pan now survives by growing rice and scavenging among the wreckage of their destroyed civilization. But their precarious existence comes under threat when the powerful, technologically advanced Federation of Fortuna forces them into a dangerous choice—submit to Fortuna’s rule or best them in a barbaric, ritualized game known as “Celestial Mechanics”. Pan’s only hope? A hot-headed outcast they’d rejected for being too “un-Pan”: a girl named Aster.
Themes of teamwork, family, belonging, betrayal, and justice play out on battlefield-like arenas created in the middle of the wastelands. ASTER OF PAN can be described as THE HUNGER GAMES meets DODGE BALL as if animated in the style of AKIRA -- fast-paced and pulse-pounding action mixed with moments of character relationship that will have you coming back to the pages over and over again.
The book was an Official Selection of the 2020 Angoulême International Comics Festival (Festival international de la bande dessinée d'Angoulême) in the Young Adult category.
Written and Illustrated by: Merwan
Variant cover by: Peach Momoko
PAGES: 200 pages
FORMAT: Hardcover with curved corners and spotUV
SIZE: 8.5" x 11"