World-Renowned Creator Tommy Lee Edwards Launches Exordium, a Grand Sci-Fi Thriller Comic Series Introducing Atmos

Tommy Lee Edwards joins Dylan Bushnell and Atmos Labs to tell an epic sci-fi racing story in this new comic book series

Atmos: Exordium Chapter 01 Main Cover by Tommy Lee Edwards

LOS ANGELES--()--Atmos Labs, a studio creating immersive entertainment experiences in the metaverse, today launches Atmos: Exordium, a nine-chapter comic book series that tells the thrilling story of rookie pilot Addy Aker’s inaugural ExoGP Season — a racing league in the far-off world of Atmos.

Stumbling into the ranks of Atmos’ legendary ExoGP racing league, Addy finds herself pitted against the most tenacious and talented pilots in the galaxy. Racing head-to-head on deadly tracks that defy imagination, it will take more than Addy’s lethal training and indoctrinated aggression to get her across the finish line first...if she survives at all.

Exordium is led by Creative Director Tommy Lee Edwards, one of the most respected and versatile creators working today. He has illustrated comics like Mother Panic, Turf, Grendel Kentucky, Jupiter’s Legacy, and Marvel 1985. He has collaborated with the Hughes Brothers as the concept artist on their Denzel Washington epic The Book of Eli, and has also contributed to the production and promotion of movies like Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Batman Begins.

Exordium is co-created by Dylan Bushnell, serial creative entrepreneur and son of Atari founder Nolan Bushnell. Dylan rose to prominence as a co-founder of Polycade, and has worked with X2 Games, Virsix Games, and Two Bit Circus to bring immersive storytelling to life.

Other prominent creators working on the project include artist Andrea Cucchi (The Other History of the DC Universe), lead-writer Rob McEveety (The Devil Has a Name), and colorist Giovanna Niro (Jupiter’s Legacy), with lettering by John Workman (Thor).

“This project was too exciting for me to pass up. In my 25+ year career, Atmos is the very first project I’ve ever worked on where I’m all in,” said Tommy Lee Edwards. “Building an entirely new world across new technology and new styles of collaboration required a new approach to creative worldbuilding. What you’ll see in the comic comes from that process, with all our artists working together to bring the vision of Atmos to life, not just here but in a way that lays the foundation for a broader creative universe.”

Exordium is an epic racing story and the first canon narrative in the Atmos Universe,” said Dylan Bushnell. “This series is called Exordium because it’s the world’s introduction to the hostile planet of Atmos. Set 500 years in the future and 192 light years away, the series follows a season of ExoGP — the competitive flight-based racing league on Atmos — through the experiences of a few of its competitors.”

Exordium is the bedrock of the narrative journey for Atmos, acting as the nexus for Atmos Labs’ current and future products. Tommy and Dylan are the perfect pairing to lead this project, and we are beyond excited to share their thrilling vision with the world,” said Atmos Labs CEO Kevin Beauregard.

The Digital Collectible edition of Chapter One will be available on the Atmos website starting on October 7th, and features three covers:

  • Main Cover with artwork by Tommy Lee Edwards
  • Rare Variant Cover 1 with artwork by Peach Momoko (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Power Rangers, Marvel Comics’ variant covers)
  • Rare Variant Cover 2 with artwork by Dave Johnson (Detective Comics, DC/Vertigo’s 100 Bullets)

The standard digital edition is available for pre-order now and will be released on October 17th on digital reader platforms, including Amazon, with a planned graphic novel print release by the end of the year.

About Atmos Labs

Atmos Labs is a new studio, founded to produce immersive entertainment experiences that bring together fans, players and a growing community around a wholly unique science fiction universe. For Atmos Labs, everything stems from the creation of this ever-evolving, fictional universe of Atmos; it’s what drives the team endeavors. Atmos Labs’ current partners include Animoca Brands, Bloq, Collab+Currency, Sfermion, Alumni Ventures, and more.

The Atmos team’s current projects include: Exordium, a 9-part comic series that introduces the world and creative universe of Atmos to fans and upon which all future entertainment experiences from Atmos Labs will build; ExoGP, a AAA skill-based racing video game that takes the spirit of F1 racing and pairs it with fully 3D flight mechanics and a rewarding resource-based economy; and Collections, a series of unique apparel and merchandise, digital and physical collectibles, and in-person experiences to further fans' ability to connect and express their passion for Atmos.

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