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Set in 1980s Brooklyn, a young DJ accidentally summons a UFO that transports his family, best friend, and current crush to the robot-dominated planet of Discopia.
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 (Pantalones, TX, Rocket Salvage) 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 current 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.
About the Author
Yehudi Mercado is a self-proclaimed Pizza Laureate, cartoonist, writer, and animator from Austin, TX, who currently lives in Los Angeles. Yehudi spent many an afternoon in detention during his formative years and credits that “thinking about what you’ve done time” for his unstoppable imagination. As a latchkey kid, Yehudi would choreograph elaborate kung-fu fight scenes set to his RUN DMC and Beastie Boys records, thus providing the foundation for Sci-Fu (Oni Press). His projects as writer-illustrator include Buffalo Speedway (Devastator Press), Pantalones, TX (BOOM!/ Archaia), Rocket Salvage (BOOM!/ Archaia), Hero Hotel (Fanbase Press), as well as the mobile game Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon (Marvel/ Disney).
"A lighthearted tale with black and brown characters, matter-of-fact Brooklyn bilingualism, and a solid message of creating through failure and love."
"[...] it's Mercado’s artwork that truly puts a fresh spin on this tale; his heavy outlining and bright colorization make his cartoon characters jump off the page, which makes the many action sequences all that more impressive."
"His caricatured figures and dynamic layouts, coupled with a neon palette and graffiti flourishes, make for an entertaining story with a little something for everyone: hip-hop, tech-driven action, and romance."
A must have for libraries nationwide.