The Comic (2021)
Crystal Planet begins as a five-issue series. The first print edition of each issue is being released as a prestige format limited edition collectible comic book, featuring cardstock covers, specialty foil treatments, glossy pages, and individual numbering. Each first printing will be limited to 1998 copies at $19.98.
CRYSTAL PLANET NFTS
Limited Crystal Planet NFTs are available, starting at just $0.99.
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Character profile "trading cards" are revealed as the issues come out. Click on the image to view the character bio and key details. Check back for more!
Crystal Planet Playlists
Every issue of Crystal Planet comes with a custom Spotify playlist curated personall by Joe to stimulate your sci-fi vibes. The songs are a representation of the emotions of the characters and the music brings a sense of humanity to the story that might seem a little fantastical from the outside looking in. Check them out!
- Listen to Issue 1 Playlist - Crystal Planet, Devil's Slide, Back to Shalla-Bal, Not of This Earth, Gnaahh, Bamboo
- Listen to Issue 2 Playlist - Flying in a Blue Dream, Ice 9, One Robot's Dream, The Crush of Love, When Trees Walked the Earth, Ceremony
- Listen to Issue 3 Playlist - Summer Song, Luminous Flesh Giants, Revelation, Lies and Truths, What Happens Next, Goodbye Supernova
- Listen to Issue 4 Playlist - Hordes of Locusts, One Big Rush, Shapeshifting, God Is Crying, Starry Night, Engines of Creation
The world of Crystal Planet will extend beyond the printed page into toys and collectibles. A Joe Satriani Crystal Planet action figure is also available to pre-order now for $29.95, featuring Joe in a Tri-Diver suit from the comics with his signature Crystal Planet Ibanez guitar. Shipping May 2021.
CREATED BY: Joe Satriani, Ned Evett
WRITER: Tony Lee
ILLUSTRATOR: Richard Friend
COLOR: Carlos Cabrera
LETTERS: Jacob Bascle
EDITOR: Llexi Leon
About Ned Evett: Ned Evett is a writer, animator, and inventor of the Glass-Necked fretless guitar. He has built custom Glass-Necked guitars for John Frusciante and John McLaughlin. He is the winner of the 2003 North American Rock Guitar Competition. He co-founded Satchtoons LLC with Joe Satriani in 2014, a creative incubator that develops original animated and live-action content. He is currently finishing a film degree at the David Lynch School of Cinematic Arts.
About Writer Tony Lee: A #1 New York Times Bestseller and Eagle Award winning graphic novelist and screenwriter, Tony Lee's numerous credits include Doctor Who, Star Trek, Superboy, 2000AD, Spider-Man, X-Men, Battlestar Galactica, Shrek, Wallace and Gromit, Megadeth and Ozzy Osbourne among many others. Tony also works in television, film and audio where he has written for BBC One and Amazon UK / Audible, as well as working with both US and UK producers and studios as a go-to 'script doctor'.
With 33 years experience as a professional writer, Tony has created stories in pretty much every visual medium. In 2010 he became a #1 New York Times Bestseller for his graphic novel adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. In 2014 his Doctor Who / Star Trek Graphic Novel 'Assimilation Squared' reached #2, and in 2019 his full cast audio drama of Dodge & Twist was #4 in the New York Times Audiobooks Bestselling List.
About Artist Richard Friend: Multi Eisner Award nominee and recipient of the Comic Con International Inkpot award 2018. Richard Friend is a 20- year veteran of the comic industry working on titles like Batman The Dark Knight, Justice League, and Wild Cats. No stranger to fusing comic books with hard rock, Richard has more recently worked on Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast, and Megadeth: Death By Design. His love for both music and art is well known with his fans and Richard has been a guitar player since he was 11 years old. Crystal Planet is the perfect challenge to feed his love for both guitar music and sequential artwork!
Crystal Planet Press
Joe Satriani To Release 'Crystal Planet' Comic Book Series (Blabbermouth)
Joe Satriani immortalized as TRON-style action figure (Guitar World)
Joe Satriani Sets Issue Two of 'Crystal Planet' Comic Book Series (The Music Universe)
The Album (1998)
02. House Full of Bullets
03. Crystal Planet
04. Love Thing
06. Lights of Heaven
07. Raspberry Jam Delta-V
09. With Jupiter in Mind
10. Secret Prayer
11. A Train of Angels
12. A Piece of Liquid
13. Psycho Monkey
15. Z.Z.'s Song
MUSICIANSJoe Satriani - Guitars, Bass, Keyboards and Harmonica
Stu Hamm - Bass
Jeff Campitelli - Drums and Percussions
Eric Caudieux - Keyboards, Programming and Editing
Eric Valentine - Drums, Bass, Keyboards and Percussion
Rhoades Howe - Percussion
Elk Thunder - Percussion
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Crystal Planet Tour (1998)
Crystal Planet 1998 Tour Merch
Tour Tshirt (front)
Tour Tshirt (back)