Planeta Blu - Rise of Agoo is a fantastic afro-futuristic graphic novel adventure that tells the tale of New Bedford inner-city youth: Lares, her brother Angel, Tomé, and Tyler as they fight to save humanity and animal kind from the apocalyptic plans of Zander, oil tycoon billionaire, turned evil world conqueror. Planeta Blu is where Narnia meets the magic of Harry Potter and where The gritty reality of the Hunger Games meets the courageous talking animals of The Jungle Book. Classic themes such as courage, compassion, sacrifice, and love connect present-day teenage sheroes and heroes as they join forces and gain extraordinary powers from animals to save the planet from a toxic global genocide.
Out the sea, to the land, into the air. RISE OF AGOO
At Planeta Blu - Rise of Agoo, we bring comic book stories to life. We started this business because we believe that comic books are more than just entertainment - they are an art form that can inspire, educate, and empower people of all ages. Our goal is to share this passion with the world.
Our vision is to create a world where everyone has access to comic books and their stories. We believe that comics have the power to bring people together and promote empathy and understanding. That's why we are committed to stories that uplift, everyone.
PLANETA BLU VOLUME 1: RISE OF AGOO
Graphic Novel Presented by Dark Horse Comics
A group of inner-city youths suddenly gain the ability to speak with animals, and they must use that and other new superpowers to fight to save the world!
Book Signing and LIVE reading! Friday, December 8, 2023, 7-8 pm. Support local bookstore, Amherst Books, buy a book and get it signed by the author, Tem Blessed, and illustrator, Mike LaRiccia. LVE reading by area youth and light refreshments. See you there!!! 8 Main St. Amherst, MA.
December 8, 2023, 7- 8 pm
Tem Blessed is a socially conscious Hip-Hop artist that has been making relevant music with a message for over a decade. Born in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa to Cape Verdean parents, “Tem” has worked for over 19 years empowering youth through music. While tucking his 4 children in at night, he created original bedtime stories. Those fantastic stories became the framework for his debut novel Planeta Blu, which has beckoned him since, to see the light of day.
As an African American born in west Africa, I was called to write this book to create a world where a strong, young black woman would be the hero and that other youth of color could see themselves in the same heroic, positive light. This was a calling to create a unique and inclusive literary experience that helps to inspire diverse young readers to face whatever challenges comes their way in the real world.
Mike LaRiccia is a Xeric award-winning comic book artist, illustrator, animator, and graphic designer. He has created illustrations for multiple tabletop games, developed animation for corporations and fundraisers, and done graphic design work for nonprofits and schools. In his free time, he’s completing his original fantasy graphic novel DECAY Death of All Things.
Find out more about Mike at www.mikelariccia.com
Planeta Blu - Rise of Agoo Video Trailer and the Kickstarter Campaign Announcment VideoThank you to all who have pre-ordered, and invested in this project. This was an opportunity for others to support and back this epic project in a different way. After you watch the trailer, click this link http://kck.st/2CcClcB Thank you!
Author Tem Blessed introduces his moving story of determination, courage and beauty and why it is important and relevant today.