Get ready to rap your way into the next trend in kung fu! Oni Press is excited to announce the arrival of Sci-Fu by Yehudi Mercado, a Los Angeles-based writer, and illustrator whose previous work includes Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon for Marvel/Disney Interactive, and Pantalones, TX and Rocket Salvage with BOOM! Studios and their Archaia imprint.
Hip-Hop, sci-fi, and kung fu all hit the turntables for the mash-up mix of the year! Cartoonist/force of nature Yehudi Mercado sets his sights on 1980s Brooklyn and Wax, a young mix-master who scratches the perfect beat and accidentally summons a UFO that transports his family, best friend, and unrequited crush to the robot-dominated planet of Discopia. Now, Wax and his crew must master the intergalactic musical martial art of Sci-Fu to fight the power and save Earth. Word to your mother!
“…combines traditional kung fu elements with a neon-colored urban sci-fi aesthetic that falls somewhere between Blade Runner and Tron, and Mercado’s designs for both the settings and the characters are the biggest selling point of this book.” – A.V. Club
“A lighthearted tale with black and brown characters, matter-of-fact Brooklyn bilingualism, and a solid message of creating through failure and love.” – Kirkus
“[A]n entertaining story with a little something for everyone: hip-hop, tech-driven action, and romance.” – Publishers Weekly
“Sci-Fu is refreshingly innovative and imaginative. An extraordinary balance of science fiction, hip-hop, compelling art and pure dopeness!” – Carl Jones (Black Dynamite, The Jellies)
“Sci-Fu mixes and mashes all my favorite things from childhood—sci-fi, hip-hop and kung fu,” said Mercado. “It’s funny, action-packed, and at its core is a story about an adolescent boy’s journey to discover his own inner power. I could not be more excited to share it with the world.”
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