“Ambitious, genre-busting, and grippingly believable, Fata Morgana is a beautifully crafted thrill ride that is part World War II adventure, part mind-bending science fiction, and part love story that is literally timeless,” is the publisher’s blurb for the novel by Steven Boyett and Ken Mitchroney. Steven and Ken are putting together a very entertaining performance piece of some of the Fata Morgana cockpit conversations that take place in the book to act out live at their events. Steven is an author of novels, short stories, screenplays, and comic books — including scripting Ren & Stimpy comics. Ken’s film and television credits include director, head of story, director of photography, and storyboard artist on The Lego Movie, Toy Story 2, Mighty Magiswords, and more. His comic illustration includes Ren & Stimpy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Myth Conceptions, and creating Space Ark.
At the height of the air war in Europe, Captain Joe Farley and the baseball-loving, wisecracking crew of the B-17 Flying Fortress Fata Morgana are in the middle of a harrowing bombing mission over East Germany when everything goes sideways. The bombs are still falling and flak is still exploding all around the 20-ton bomber as it is knocked like a bathtub duck into another world.Suddenly stranded with the final outcasts of a desolated world, Captain Farley navigates a maze of treachery and wonder--and finds a love seemingly decreed by fate--as his bomber becomes a pawn in a centuries-old conflict between remnants of advanced but decaying civilizations. Caught among these bitter enemies, a vast power that has brought them here for its own purposes, and a terrifying living weapon bent on their destruction, the crew must use every bit of their formidable inventiveness and courage to survive.Fata Morgana--the epic novel of love and duty at war across the reach of time.
Decades ago, a young rock and blues guitarist and junkie named Niko signed in blood on the dotted line and in return became the stuff of music legend. But when the love of his damned life grows mortally and mysteriously ill, he realizes he has lost more than he bargained for and that was not part of the deal. So Niko sets out on a harrowing journey from the streets of Los Angeles through the downtown subway tunnels and across the red-lit plain of the most vividly realized hell since Dante to play the gig of his mortgaged life and win back the purloined soul of his lost love."Mortality Bridge"remixes Orpheus, Dante, Faust, the Crossroads legend, and more in a beautiful, brutal, and surprisingly funny quest across a Hieronymus Bosch landscape of myth, music, and mayhem, and across an inner terrain of addiction, damnation, and redemption.
The all-ages action continues in this collection of TMNT Adventures! Collects issues #45-50 of the Archie Comics series.