Ready To Start A New Game? Attaboy Is Now Available!

“There’s a video game from when I was a kid that no one else seems to remember.”

Boy robots. Fallen fathers. Evil motherboards. Do we ever stop playing the games we played as children? The newest original graphic novel from Mad Cave Studios, ATTABOY, written and illustrated by cartoonist Tony McMillen (Serious Creatures, Lumen), is now available at your favorite comic shop and bookstore.
A comic disguised as a video game instructional booklet, the tale of ATTABOY follows our “byte”-sized hero as he avenges the destruction of his father and creator, Dr. Atta, in a colorful and personal allegory of grief.

Game over. Continue? For 24 hours only, you can grab our newest original graphic novel, Attaboy, for 25% off! Be sure to grab your copy while supplies last!

Writer, Artist, & Letterer: Tony McMillen
ISBN: 9781545811757

Synopsis: “There’s a video game from when I was a kid that no one else seems to remember.” Attaboy is an action-adventure comic disguised as an illustrated instructional booklet for a video game. The “byte”-sized hero is forced to avenge the destruction of his father and creator, Dr. Atta, by the sinister rebellious mechazoid Motherboard. However, the turn of each page unravels a much deeper story of pixelated thoughts, real world references, and heartbreaking truths.

Meet the Creator!

Writer/Artist, Tony McMillen (He/Him)
Tony McMillen makes comic books as well as some books without pictures too.
Even though those usually also contain a few pictures.

He can’t help himself.

Besides Attaboy, he’s the creator of the sci-fi fantasy comic Lumen and Serious Creatures; his comic series about a teenage special fx artist working in Hollywood through the 70s, 80s and 90s. His prose novels include the heavy metal horror novel An Augmented Fourth published by Word Horde, and folk rock dystopian epic The Bleeding Tree Trilogy.

He thinks Alien is a better xenomorph movie but Aliens is a better Ripley movie.

His go-to karaoke song is “On the Dark Side” by John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band.

We had the chance to get up close and personal with Tony, getting to know more about the inspiration behind Attaboy and his creative process. Check out our Inside the Cave interview here!


Kirkus Reviews
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"A masterful blend of action and emotional depth." -Kirkus Reviews
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“A tale that will transport you fully into its forgotten depths. It’s a powerful and distinctive book with a singular vision not to be missed.” -Tim Rooney
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“No repeat of a playthrough is ever the same, and sometimes what you get out of it might not be what you want. But the journey to that destination is always worth it. So this gets a full 10/10 for its artistic vision tied to very human engagements.” -Jake Palermo, Gutternaut


Start game? We’ve got your first look inside the pages of our upcoming original graphic novel, Attaboy! Click through to check it out below!

ATTABOY is now available on the official Mad Cave Studios website, and can be found at your favorite bookstore, local comic shop, and digital comic reader!


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