Runners, the highly-acclaimed sci-fi adventure series by Sean Wang, finally gets the trade paperback treatment this summer. Following hot on the heels of the Free Comic Book Day edition of Runners #1 Remastered in May, the Runners: Bad Goods trade paperback is now available for pre-order in the June 2005 issue of Previews. This first collected volume includes all five issues of the Runners: Bad Goods story arc as well as many extra features.
Collected in its entirety with new enhancements to the artwork, the Bad Goods story arc follows the misadventures of reluctant smuggler Roka Nostaco and his ragtag crew of aliens as they struggle to complete a perilous run while attacked on all sides by pirates, bounty hunters and the police. The adventure takes them from gun shoot-outs to ship-to-ship dogfights and culminates in an all-out, three-way ship, cycle and foot chase through the streets of an alien space station.
Special features include the original short story that introduced the characters and Runners universe, first published in the Small Press Expo Anthology 2000. There will also be an expanded pronunciation guide and sketchbook pages covering many of the ships, aliens and weapons that have appeared throughout the series.
Now's your chance to get in on the series which has earned high praise from reviewers, including ComicXtreme.com, which calls Runners the "next big thing," saying, "I haven’t felt (this) way about a comic in a long time. Not, in fact, since those early issues of Bone…"
The Runners: Bad Goods trade paperback is available for pre-order in June from Serve Man Press, $14.95 (U.S.), 168 pages, full color cover with black-and-white interiors.