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by Magnetic Press LLC

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War. Plague. Famine. Death. The metaphorical horsemen had a field day with humanity, driving civilization to ruin before we could even make it to the next century. The post-apocalyptic society of Pan now survives by growing rice and scavenging the wreckage of their destroyed civilization. But their precarious existence comes under threat when the powerful, technologically advanced Federation of Fortuna forces them into a dangerous choice—submit to Fortuna’s rule or best them in a competitive sport known as “Celestial Mechanics”. Pan’s only hope? A hot-headed outcast they’d rejected for being too “un-Pan”: a girl named Aster.



ASTER OF PAN: THE SOURCE is the sequel to ASTER OF PAN, the lushly watercolored, award-winning graphic novel by acclaimed writer/artist/animator MERWAN. We're offering this brand new volume along with a new reprinting of the original 200-page hardcover, both books packed end-to-end with high-octane action sequences mixed with gripping character drama and a moving spirit of determination and hope. Like the best high-concept YA summer blockbusters, ASTER OF PAN will have you poised at the edge of your seat till the end credits roll.


Themes of family, teamwork, belonging, betrayal, and justice play out on battlefield-like arenas created in the middle of the wastelands. ASTER OF PAN can be described as THE HUNGER GAMES meets DODGE BALL as if animated in the style of AKIRA -- fast-paced and pulse-pounding action mixed with moments of character relationship that will have you coming back to the pages over and over again.

The original book was an Official Selection of the 2020 Angoulême International Comics Festival (Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d'Angoulême) in the Young Adult category.


Merwan’s distinct visual style is a mix of anime-inspired dynamics in the tradition of classic designers such as Katsuhiro Otomo and Naoki Urasawa but rendered with a varying line weight reminiscent of Tim Sale and a water-colored palette that is uniquely his own.



These gallery-quality 8.5"x11” hardcover editions include a campaign-exclusive variant cover by celebrated illustrator PEACH MOMOKO!

Visit the campaign when it launches to get the inside scoop on owning original artwork by Merwan and Peach Momoko! Pledge in the first 48 hours and you'll get a linen cardstock print of Peach's cover art FREE with your physical order! Returning backers get $2 in shipping credit!

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