Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Penny Arcade and Cryptozoic Entertainment Launch The Lookouts #1

Penny Arcade and Cryptozoic Entertainment™ are proud to announce that The Lookouts, an all-new comic book series based on the fan-favorite Penny Arcade webcomic, is now available digitally. A limited number of The Lookouts #1 will also be available exclusively at the Cryptozoic Comic-Con Store (411 Market Street) starting tomorrow and in stores nationwide on August 29th. The Lookouts story was developed by Penny Arcade’s Jerry Holkins, Cryptozoic’s President and Chief Creative Officer Cory Jones, and Choker writer Ben McCool. The Lookouts is written by McCool with art by Robb Mommaerts.

This ongoing series tells the story of a group of young boys who join the Lookouts, where they must learn the secrets of the magical Eyrewood Forest. Badges are earned by the Lookouts as they learn to survive and master their perilous environment. Each six-issue arc will focus on a new badge and an exciting journey for the young trainees, starting with the “Riddle” badge in the first arc. Additionally, each issue will contain a two-page spread from The Lookouts Handbook, featuring an inside peek at this mysteries of Eyrewood Forest and information on additional badges.

The Lookouts #1 will preview at San Diego Comic-Con with two exclusive covers, one by Penny Arcade's Mike Krahulik and one by Doug TenNapel.  The Lookouts #1 will launch in comic stores nationwide on August 29, 2012 with one cover by Rob Mommaerts. The comic is currently available digitally on comiXology mobile apps for Apple iOS, Android, and more.

Join Mike, Jerry and Cryptozoic for The Lookouts #1 launch party at the Cryptozoic Comc-Con Store, 411 Market Street, San Diego, on Friday, July 13th from 8 to 11 pm.

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