AAPI YA SciFi Graphic Novel Launched at SDCC


Fresh out of Pride Month and Asian-American Heritage Month, Filmmaker Quentin Lee launches its first graphic novel YA Science Fiction Mystery Brothers at San Diego Comic-Con starting July 21st at 24e. The 4-issue graphic novel is the first Asian-American YA Sci-Fi graphic novel to be distributed in partnership with Red 5 Comics.

“Mystery Brothers” cover: Red 5 Comics.

Located in New York, Mystery Brothers features a pair of 13-year-old Chinese-American half-brothers – one of whom may or may not be completely human – fighting to save their parents and protect humanity from the killer robots a megalomaniac tech mogul is planning to give birth.

The comic is the first collaboration between creator Quentin Lee and the Argentinian artist Elis Zill (IG @eliszill), adapted from a screenplay by Lee. Elis Zill is represented by Argentinian studio Altercomics.

Mystery Brothers: LGBTQ YA SciFi Graphic Novel Launches at SDCC
“Mystery Brothers” art courtesy of Red 5 Comics

Mystery Brothers is one of the first science fiction graphic novels for Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) young adults.

“Exciting and powerful, filled with complex relationships and thrilling twists! Using a timely story of aliens and robotics, Lee probes the mysteries of heritage and identity,” the playwright said. David Henry Hwang.

“Mystery Brothers is a cutting-edge sci-fi thriller that seamlessly fuses family and heart through Lee’s incredible storytelling,” said Kayden PhoenixCreator of To the Cheerlatino superheroes

Red 5 Comics has acquired the imprint property of Lee, as reported recently in Variety. The deal includes worldwide publishing rights. Mystery Brothers from creator Quentin Lee and Elis Zill is listed in the Diamond Comics catalog for pre-orders.

In addition, a series of 9 NFTs from Mystery Brothers was released on May 18, 2022, in partnership with Lee’s Margin Films and Spores Network, culminating in the comic’s upcoming release at 2022 Comic-con.

Red 5 is an independent comic book publisher known for producing a mix of creator-owned and in-house developed titles, including recently optioned titles. Afterburner, Haunted, against the currentand frighten. Red 5 was the first publisher to launch digital comics with Amazon’s Comixology and is distributed worldwide by Diamond Comic Distributors.

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