Star Wars & Avenger's Authors Team-Up in New Comic Book

Star Wars Author & Avenger's Animated Series writer sign on for new comic

Jul 17, 2013, 08:30 ET from Sunscreen Film Festival

TAMPA BAY, Fla., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NY Times Best Selling Author Matthew Stover best known for his work with Lucasfilm writing Star Wars novels, and Chris Wyatt who has written for The Avenger's Earth's Mightiest Heroes and the Ultimate Spider-Man Animated series, as well as producing the hit film Napoleon Dynamite have signed on to write for the upcoming comic book Mad Science U.

Mad Scientists, Jetpacks and the Bermuda Triangle oh my.  These are just a few elements of Mad Science U, the soon to be graphic novel created by Tony Armer and Brad Sibbersen.

This original work focuses on student Kevin Landon, Kevin goes to the most secretive College in the world off the coast of Florida in the Bermuda Triangle.  When Kevin's girlfriend is kidnapped by an evil sorority that has been stealing the brains of Freshmen girls for 80 years so they can stay in college forever he and his group of quirky friends must rescue her before it is too late.  Mad Science U is a technological paradise and a B-movie mashup of aliens, monsters and mad scientists.

The two mad scientists behind the whole idea are Award Winning Filmmaker Tony Armer and Writer Brad Sibbersen.  The two longtime friends have been working on the creative story ideas and elements for several years.  They are partnering with Artist Julian Mateus to create the comic.

Chris Wyatt initially was set to direct Mad Science U as a feature film. "It's tough to make movies and TV shows, something like Mad Science U that has a lot of special effects can cost a lot of money.  So rather than wait any longer we wanted people to be able to enjoy all the really cool, fun stories we've written.  Being huge comic fans ourselves turning this into a graphic novel was perfect," said Armer. 

Stover had this to say, "The only way I would like Mad Science U any better is if I had actually written it myself."

Armer and Sibbersen are using the crowdfunding site Kickstarter as the means to bring the stories to life.  Crowdfunding has become a popular method for the funding of creative projects in film, music, art, comics, and more.

Tony Armer is an Award Winning Filmmaker and the Executive Director of the Sunscreen Film Festival in St. Petersburg, FL.  Sunscreen is one of only 23 Film Fests in the USA sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (The Oscars) for 2013.

Brad D. Sibbersen created and published an alternative press comic in Toledo OH, before moving to Florida.  His other books "The 100 Best Movies Ever made...Mostly Suck", "Night of the Living Dud" and others can be found on

The Kickstarter campaign for Mad Science U lasts until August 8th.  Anyone can contribute here

Media Inquiries:
Tony Armer
Phone: 727-420-4536

SOURCE Sunscreen Film Festival