Author: Ivy Noelle Weir – Artist: Kelly Williams – Colorist: Giorgio Spalletta – Cover Artist: Andrea Mutti – Letterer: Justin Birch
Synopsis: In the year 2200, a team of teenage scientists are sent on a terraforming mission to a distant planet. Selected as the best and brightest of their generation, architect Jonas, botanist Marnie, biologist Jane, engineers Anya and Kamari, and security detail Kurt are all put into cryostasis expected to wake up when it is time to prepare to land on their assigned planet. When they are awakened abruptly, ten years early, halted above a strange planet, the teens are tasked with trying to figure out why they’re stalled – or what stalled them. As they break into two teams, one tasked with fixing the ship, the other with exploring the unknown planet below, they’re faced with an increasingly nightmarish scenario as they encounter a cosmic horror that seems to not only have attacked their ship, but also their minds..
Miami, FL – This year Mad Cave Studios is thrilled to be celebrating Free Comic Book Day on it’s 20th Anniversary! Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is the biggest event in the comic book industry—a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops! Readers are able to access comic books free of charge by visiting select stores.
Variant Cover Art: Andrea Mutti
In honor of Free Comic Book Day’s 20th anniversary, Mad Cave Studios is offering an exclusive FCBD variant by Andrea Mutti of our never-before-seen series, Bountiful Garden. This series is centered around a squad of genius teenage scientists who are sent on a mission to terraform a distant planet. In a twisted turn of events, they find themselves on a mysterious plant. As they set out to find supplies to repair the ship, they encounter a cosmic horror that has not only damaged their ship, but warped their minds. If you’re interested in claiming a free comic book click here to locate your closest participating store.
“When I first came on to Bountiful Garden I was excited for the opportunity to do a Sci-Fi/Horror story. I do a lot of Horror but rarely get to do much Sci-Fi. As the story started coming together and we started seeing the different themes that were being explored, excitement just grew! Ivy did an amazing job getting us connected to the players in such a short amount of time. Giorgio’s color work is amazing. His work improved mine 10 fold. The hardest thing about this book was stopping.” – Artist, Kelly Williams
“In Bountiful Garden, I set out to pay homage to some of my favorite science fiction and horror creators from across the history of the medium, having grown up as a huge fan of these genres. Speaking as a writer, the team of Kelly, Giorgio, and Justin has been an absolute dream – every script I turned in, I was so excited to see how they would run with it and make it even more cosmically creepy than I could have imagined. I think this is a very classic, timeless sort of horror story, and that fans of both horror and sci-fi will find a lot to like here (and plenty of scares!)” – Writer, Ivy Noelle Weir
Bountiful Garden #1 will be available for preorder June 30, 2021, officially in stores September 08, 2021, and on August 14, 2021 you can grab a free first issue of the series from your participating LCS – be sure to mark your calendars.
Bountiful Garden #1 can be purchased on madcavestudios.com, Comixology, Drive-thru comics, or your local comic book shop.
Mad Cave Studios: is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded by Mark London in 2014 driven by madness and committed to quality. For additional information, visit madcavestudios.com.
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