Welcome to the universe of Astounding Space Thrills and Argosy Smith.
Written and illustrated by Eisner Award nominee and Eagle Award winner Steve Conley, Astounding Space Thrills follows the adventures of Argosy Smith. Argosy is prophesied to die before his 25th birthday – which is tomorrow – and which is very little time to steal Leonardo Davinci’s lost manuscript, discover the secret of SplitSpace travel, keep two alien races from all-out war, avoid certain death at the hands of little green mercenaries and enjoy a slice of birthday cake.
Astounding Space Thrills began as a webcomic in 1998 and ran for 500+ episodes. There were also more than 15 issues in comic book form. A 10th anniversary collection of Astounding Space Thrills was published by IDW in 2008.
In March 2016, Steve began remastering the original 1990s webcomics at a higher resolution for collection in print and for sharing here online.
The Astounding Space Thrills comics featured amazing art by legendary artists Steranko, Drew Struzan, the Brothers Hildebrandt, Dave Dorman, Ken Kelly, Dave Gibbons, Frank Cho, Kelly Freas, Pat Boyette, and others.
There is nothing here not to love. Seriously. It’s just a wild, fun read. — Patrick Hester, Kirkus Reviews
“Reads like an Alan Moore comic with the chuckles and pacing of Bone” — Diamond Previews review
“Golden Age science fiction is reborn for the 21st century…” — SCIFI.com
“…one of the most exciting independent comic books being published today.” — Galerie Lambiek, Amsterdam. The first and finest comics shop in Europe