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Cover RI Art by Nick Runge

Subscription Cover Art by Nelson Daniel

Cover RE - creator’s edition Art by Zach Howard

Cover RE - third eye comics Art by Zach Howard Colors by Nelson Daniel

Cover RE - phantom Art by Zach Howard Colors by Nelson Daniel

M I K E R A I C H T • STORY AND ART: Z A C H H O W A R D • STORY: A U S T I N H A R R I S O N COLORS: N E L S O N D A N I E L • LETTERING: T H O M P S O N K N O X EDITS: B O B B Y C U R N O W

Cover RE - jetpack Comics Art by Zach Howard

Cover RE - FAntasy Comics Art by Zach Howard Colors by Nelson Daniel

Regular Cover Art by Zach Howard Colors by Nelson Daniel

STORY AND SCRIPT:

Logo Design by J.R. Robinson and Rikyo. Wild Blue Yonder created by Harrison, Howard and Raicht. IDW founded by Ted Adams, Alex Garner, Kris Oprisko, and Robbie Robbins Ted Adams, CEO & Publisher Greg Goldstein, President & COO Robbie Robbins, EVP/Sr. Graphic Artist Chris Ryall, Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief Matthew Ruzicka, CPA, Chief Financial Officer Alan Payne, VP of Sales Dirk Wood, VP of Marketing Lorelei Bunjes, VP of Digital Services

Special thanks to Savannah Ervin. Become our fan on Facebook facebook.com/idwpublishing Follow us on Twitter @idwpublishing Check us out on YouTube youtube.com/idwpublishing

www.I DWPU B LI S H I NG.com

WILD BLUE YONDER #1. JUNE 2013. FIRST PRINTING. Wild Blue Yonder © Noble Transmission Group, LLC. © 2013 Idea and Design Works, LLC. All Rights Reserved. IDW Publishing, a division of Idea and Design Works, LLC. Editorial offices: 5080 Santa Fe Street, San Diego CA 92109. Any similarities to persons living or dead are purely coincidental. With the exception of artwork used for review purposes, none of the contents of this publication may be reprinted without the permission of Idea and Design Works, LLC. Printed in Korea. IDW Publishing does not read or accept unsolicited submissions of ideas, stories, or artwork.


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THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR PICKING UP OUR FIRST ISSUE OF WILD BLUE YONDER. WE CAN'T EXPRESS HOW EXCITED WE ARE FOR THE BOOK TO BE ON THE STANDS AND IN YOUR HANDS. YOU'VE SPENT YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY ON US AND WE HOPE IT WAS WORTH EVERY PENNY. WE ARE PUSHING TO GET BETTER WITH EACH ISSUE. EVERY ONE OF YOU IS A HUGE PART OF THIS BOOK'S SUCCESS, SO THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS. WE ALSO NEED TO THANK CHRIS RYALL, BOBBY CURNOW, AND THE REST OF THE IDW GANG FOR WORKING SO HARD WITH US TO MAKE THIS BOOK A REALITY. THAT THANKS GOES DOUBLE TO COLORIST SUPREME, NELSON DANIEL, WHO HAS PROVIDED KILLER DIGITAL PAINTING PAGE AFTER PAGE. OUR LAST BIT OF APPRECIATION (AND IT IS A LARGE BIT) GOES OUT TO THE RETAILERS WHO GAVE US A SHOT AND WHO DRIVE THIS INDUSTRY BY BACKING WHAT THEY LOVE. WE KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO MAKE CHOICES EVERY MONTH ON WHAT TO HAVE ON YOUR COMIC BOOK SHELVES. WE ARE HONORED TO BE A PART OF YOUR STORE. OUR GOAL FROM THE VERY BEGINNING OF OUR PARTNERSHIP HAS BEEN TO DELIVER THE COOLEST, MOST TRUE EXPERIENCE OF YOUR COMIC BOOK LIVES. AT THE VERY LEAST, WE'D LIKE TO CLIMB TO THE TOP SPOT OF YOUR WEEKLY MUST READ WEDNESDAY NEW COMIC DAY PILE. LOFTY GOALS IN BOTH CASES, BUT IT'S THE TRUTH. IF WE FULFILLED THAT GOAL, LET YOUR LOCAL RETAILER KNOW. LET YOUR COMIC READING BUDDIES KNOW. TELL YOUR MOM! SPREADING THE WORD IS A HUGE DEAL IN THIS INDUSTRY AND WITH A CREATOR OWNED BOOK LIKE OURS EVERY SINGLE SALE IS A VICTORY. THAT'S WHAT MAKES IT SO COOL. YOU ARE PART OF CHOOSING WHAT BOOKS WILL LAST. WE HOPE YOU FEEL WILD BLUE IS ONE OF THOSE BOOKS.

FINALLY, WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. IF YOU LOVE THE BOOK LET US KNOW. HATE THE JUDGE AND FEEL HE IS NOT A VERY NICE MAN AND SHOULDN'T SHOVE BROKEN GLASS INTO PEOPLE'S STOMACHS? FEEL FREE TO VENT YOUR RAGE! IF YOU THINK CRITTER AND HIS GOGGLES ARE THE BEE'S KNEES, SHOUT IT TO THE ROOF TOPS. THE BOTTOM LINE IS WE JUST WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU. DROP US A LINE AT CONTACT@NOBLETRANSMISSION.COM AND MAYBE YOUR MESSAGE WILL SHOW UP IN AN UPCOMING ISSUE OF WILD BLUE. NOW, BACK TO WORK FOR US. SEE YOU NEXT MONTH.

MIKE, ZACH AND AUSTIN CO-FOUNDERS OF NOBLE TRANSMISSION


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