Amber Atoms By Kelly Yates Announced By Image Comics

Kelly Yates has become a fan favorite through his artwork on Tellos, Doctor Who, Green Arrow, and JLA/JSA. Now, Yates will be releasing his very own ongoing sci-fi adventure series through Image Comics. The series is called Amber Atoms and features a woman by the same name on planet Madisomme. Amber Atoms’ home is invaded by mercenaries and aliens, and she quickly finds herself in for more than she bargained for. Amber learns that a family secret could doom an entire galaxy. "Amber Atoms comes from a deep rooted love of space faring sci-fi adventures, like Star Wars and its own inspiration, the 1930s Flash Gordon serials," said Kelly Yates. "Each issue fires off at as fast a clip as possible, with cliffhangers at every turn while still maintaining my favorite part of the book - Amber herself. A good sci-fi story is held together by the human perspective and Amber's certainly the series' heart." Savage Dragon creator and Image founder Erik Larsen offered up a quote on the new series. Larsen said, "Amber Atoms represents an artist finally pursuing his passions after a long time spent in other people's sandboxes. I couldn't be more impressed by what Kelly's accomplishing here and look forward to reading Amber Atoms for years to come." The first issue of Amber Atoms will be 32 pages long and is scheduled to him comic book stores on February 18, 2009.