Stan Lee’s Alliances: Orphans Original Graphic Novel Drops October 12, 2022

Upcoming Events Include NY Comic Con Panel & More From Stan Lee, Bill Sienkiewicz, Luke Lieberman, Ryan Silbert, Syzmon Kudranski, Alliances: Orphans Invites Fans on a Cosmic Saga The new […]

Upcoming Events Include NY Comic Con Panel & More

From Stan Lee, Bill Sienkiewicz, Luke Lieberman, Ryan Silbert, Syzmon Kudranski, Alliances: Orphans Invites Fans on a Cosmic Saga

The new epic sci-fi graphic novel Alliances: Orphans, from the mind of Stan Lee, will be released October 12, 2022. Bill Sienkiewicz, Luke Lieberman, and Ryan Silbert are making New York appearances this week around 2022 NY Comic Con, including an NYCC panel on Thursday, October 6th (appearances detailed below).

The original graphic novel, Alliances: Orphans, further expands the acclaimed Alliances mythos and releases this fall with contributions from Lee, co-creators and co-writers Luke Lieberman and Ryan Silbert, as well as acclaimed artists Bill Sienkiewicz, Szymon Kudranski, and more.

UPCOMING NY EVENTS

 

Forbidden Planet – Preview Signing of Alliances: Orphans

WHATAlliances: Orphans Graphic Novel Signing

WHO: Ryan Silbert and Luke Lieberman

DATE: Tuesday, October 4th

TIME: 5-7pm ET

WHERE: Forbidden Planet, 832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

 

Alliances: Orphans 2022 NY Comic Con Panel 

WHAT: 2022 New York Comic Con Panel: Stan Lee’s Alliances: 

Orphans, An Original Graphic Novel – Bill Sienkiewicz, Luke Lieberman & Ryan Silbert Discuss The Third Installment In The New York Times Best-Selling Alliances Universe

WHO: Bill Sienkiewicz, Ryan Silbert and Luke Lieberman in

conversation with Alex Hudgens of Copper Books.

DATE: Thursday, October 6th

TIME: 7-8pm ET

WHERE: NY Comic Con /Javits Center, Room 1C03, Main Level

 

Midtown Comics – NYCC Exclusive: Signing of Alliances: Orphans

WHAT: Midtown Comics Booth Signing at 2022 New York Comic Con

WHO: Bill Sienkiewicz, Luke Lieberman, and Ryan Silbert

DATE: Friday, October 7th

TIME: 1pm-2pm ET

WHERE: NY Comic Con /Javits Center / Midtown Comics Booth: #3137

 

The Golden Notebook (Woodstock, NY)– Signing of Alliances: Orphans Original Graphic Novel

WHAT: Signing at The Golden Notebook bookstore in Woodstock, NY

WHO: Ryan Silbert

DATE: Sunday, November 6th

TIME: TBA

WHERE: The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker St, Woodstock, NY 12498

About Alliances: Orphans

The 184-page Alliances: Orphans original graphic novel opens with Stan Lee’s “Traitor’s Revenge” prologue, one of the first pieces of the Alliances universe created and written by Stan Lee (as well as his co-creators Lieberman and Silbert) and drawn by industry luminary Bill Sienkiewicz (Moon Knight, New Mutants, Elektra and Eisner Award winner) – who also painted the cover. The core story of Orphans is brilliantly drawn by visionary artist Szymon Kudranski, beloved for his work on Superman Action Comics, Spawn, Punisher, and more. While Lieberman (Red Sonja) and Silbert (The Coldest Case) contribute writing throughout.

Stan Lee’s “Traitor’s Revenge” is the prologue to the Alliances: Orphans graphic novel and the title pays homage to Lee’s early work in Captain America #3. As fans know, this year would mark Lee’s 100th birthday.

Following the New York Times bestselling debut of the Alliances’ Audible Original A Trick of Light and its best-selling prequel A New Reality, the Alliances: Orphans original graphic novel introduces fans to a diverse cast of characters hurtling through a new saga. William Ackerson is a man lost in space on a quest to find the source of his uncanny abilities. He’s joined by a crew wherein each member is the last of their kind, with the evil alien Hive having wiped out all their kin. Little Boy is the giant childlike leader of the Orphans. Haze is a caustic creature of pure vapor. Rascal is a self-loathing zealot with dark secrets. Then there is Critter, a monster with a puppy-like demeanor. Lastly, the mysterious stowaway Samsi is the fearsome survivor of a civilization that once ruled the galaxy.

Together, this ragtag group will adventure through a fast-paced intergalactic treasure hunt across the cosmos. As gravity waves ripple across the galaxy, warping time and space around them, the Orphans must band together and become a family to save the very fabric of reality.

The Alliances world came to be from the dearly departed Stan Lee’s question of, “What is more real, a world we are born into or one we create ourselves?” Figuring out how technology shapes reality and identity was key in the expansion of this new universe of stories and characters. Years in the making, writers and longtime Lee collaborators Luke Lieberman and Ryan Silbert co-creators of Alliances are now expanding the foundation set from their work with Stan and carry the franchise into further stories.

Luke Lieberman and Ryan Silbert, Alliances universe co-creators and co-writers of the Alliances: Orphans graphic novel, stated: “When we would discuss cosmic storytelling with Stan, he would often look up, point toward the sky and then, when the idea came to him wave his hand like a magician. Bringing Orphans to life in this new project, and expanding Alliances into the stars, is something we know fans have been anticipating for years. This is that moment.”

“We’re excited at Dynamite to help expand the Alliances universe with this highly anticipated graphic novel,” said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. “Working with Luke, Ryan, and everyone involved, to our wonderful artists the legendary Bill Sienkiewicz and the talented Syzmon Kudranski, we’re building a truly inspiring tapestry. It is incredible fortune that this all happens to be coming together the same year that would be Stan Lee’s centennial, a man whose influence on this project and all of us is practically boundless.”

Alliances: Orphans is set to release October 12, 2022, as a 184-page hardcover presentation. Fans of Stan Lee, science fiction, and exciting new worlds are invited to check out this groundbreaking story, with even more to come from the world of Alliances across all media.

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