Stardust to Wanderlust – Mad Cave Reveals New Mariko Between Worlds Trailer

It’s you and me against the worlds.

Coming late summer from Mad Cave Studios Mariko Between Worlds, from author Matthew Erman (Power Rangers, WitchBlood) and Ringo Award-winning and Eisner-nominated artist Liana Kangas (She Said Destroy), are teaming up with colorist Rebecca Nalty and letterer Micah Myers, to create a world of lust and stardust.

Mariko and Rem have been together for years, but the two are worlds apart. Though Mariko dreams of staying together forever, the universe seems to have other plans. With Rem leaving for a new job on The Moon of Plenty, Mariko makes a last-ditch effort to save their relationship–no matter the cost… But are these two really as perfect for each other as they think?

Check out this first look at the official trailer for Mariko Between Worlds, in stores this August!

Writer: Matthew Erman – Artist: Liana Kangas
Colorist: Rebecca Nalty – Letterer: Micah Myers

Synopsis: Mariko and Rem are breaking up but they have one last night together in the Mall of Portals, an inter-dimensional consumerist heaven full of unending vice, before Rem takes his new job doing data entry on the Moon of Plenty. With a couple of hours to spare, no personal repercussions and entire dimensions at their fingertips — what’s the worst that could happen?

Meet the Creators!

Writer, Matthew Erman
Author Matthew Erman is a writer of comics (primarily) and the creator of the critically acclaimed horror series Long Lost (2018, Scout Comics) with artist Lisa Sterle. Since then, he’s worked on the properties: The Dark Crystal, Power Rangers, Care Bears, BONDING, Terminal Punks, and now Mariko Between Worlds with Mad Cave Studios.

llustrator, Liana Kangas
Liana Kangas is a freelance comic artist, illustrator, and writer. Current works include drawing and co-creating the comic miniseries TRVE KVLT, written by Scott Bryan Wilson published by IDW, drawing a short written by James Tynion IV for Razorblades, published by Image Comics and contributing to a short with David Booher on CANTO, Tales of the Unnamed World. Liana has also worked on the IDW/LucasFilm title Star Wars Adventures written by Sam Maggs, co-writing the short one-shot Seeds of Eden, co-written by Joe Corallo, drawn by Paul Azaceta, and published by TKO Studios, co-created and drew a mini series titled She Said Destroy, written by Corallo and published by Vault Comics, and the BlackAF series title Devil’s Dye written by Vita Ayala published by Black Mask Studios. Liana’s work has been featured in anthologies including 2000AD, Z2’s The Final Symphony, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Comic Mix’s Mine!, Image Comics Where We Live, and A Wave Blue World’s All We Ever Wanted, Dead Beats, Embodied and Dead Beats: London Calling. Liana has drawn covers for series published with Image Comics, IDW, Comixology, Oni Press, Ahoy, Vault, Mad Cave and Scout and licenses such as Star Trek, Star Wars, Dark Spaces: Wildfire, and more. You can find fun features of Liana’s work on Nerdist, SYFY Artists Alley, Panel x Panel as well as featured articles on Deadline Hollywood, Newsarama, Paste Magazine, AIPT, Doom Rocket, Multiversity, Comics Beat, Vice, and Comics Alliance.

Sneak Peek

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime through the Mall of Portals! Get your first look into the pages of our upcoming original graphic novel, Mariko Between Worlds below!

Mariko Between Worlds is currently available for pre-order on the Mad Cave Studios website here, and will be available at your favorite Local Comic Shop or Bookstore in August 2023!

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


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