Nacelle & Oni Press Partner for New Comics and Graphic Novel Publishing Line

 In advance of New York Comic Con 2023, the Nacelle Company – the global pop-culture powerhouse behind The Movies That Made UsThe Toys That Made UsA Toy Store Near You, and many more – is proud to announce a brand-new partnership with multiple Eisner, Harvey, and Ringo Award-winning publisher Oni Press that will see the company’s growing portfolio of iconic toy and animation properties rocket forward with an all-new line of comic books and graphic novels from premier creative talents, beginning in spring 2024. 

Laying the foundation for the upcoming NACELLEVERSE of interconnected animated series (beginning with 2024’s ROBO FORCE and BIKER MICE FROM MARS, produced in partnership with Ryan Reynolds), the new Nacelle/Oni publishing line will begin with NACELLEVERSE #0 – an oversized, 40-page one-shot helmed by writer Melissa Flores (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) with art by Diogenes Neves (Realm of XSuicide Squad) alongside more all-star artists from upcoming NACELLEVERSE comic series, including ROBO FORCE, BIKER MICE FROM MARS, SECTAURS, THE GREAT GARLOO, and POWER LORDS, with a wraparound cover by comics legend Mike Deodato, Jr. (New AvengersThe Flash). 

“This fantastic partnership with Oni Press helps us expand our storytelling capabilities in a way that we know resonates with fans – through the limitless power of comics and graphic novels. Building upon the rich history of the many fan-favorite toy lines that populate the NACELLEVERSE and building a roadmap for fans to enter the interconnected world of our upcoming animated series, these series will be tailor-made entry point for longtime fans and new readers. Before anyone hits play on one of our series, they’ll know exactly what the events leading up to the first fade are,” said Nacelle Founder and CEO, Brian Volk-Weiss.

The giant-sized NACELLEVERSE #0 – featuring the first comic book appearances of many of the NACELLEVERSE’s biggest heroes and villains – will be followed by ROBO FORCE #1 (of 3), which will introduce the 22nd century world of the NACELLEVERSE in the first of a new slate of interconnected limited series from writer Melissa Flores. The debut comic series will chart the rise of ROBO FORCE – a scrappy, overworked team of once-thought-obsolete robots who might just be Earth’s last, best chance at survival – in the lead-up to Nacelle’s upcoming ROBO FORCE animated series. 

Subsequent series will follow in 2024, devoted to the adventures of BIKER MICE FROM MARS, SECTAURS, THE GREAT GARLOO, POWER LORDS, and the entirety of the NACELLEVERSE’s biggest and most beloved properties.

“Toys and comics have a long and storied history of mutual admiration and cross-collaboration. From Transformers and Micronauts to G.I. Joe and ROM, some of the most impactful comics stories ever told have drawn inspiration from the world of toys. Alongside our partners at Nacelle and our amazing cast of creators, we’re working to craft the next chapter in that time-tested legacy,” said Oni Press President & Publisher Hunter Gorinson. “Having seen firsthand Nacelle’s exciting and ambitious plans for the future, I know toy fans and comic readers alike are going to have a lot to look forward to in the NACELLEVERSE.”

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