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Words by Chris Baker and Matt Fitch

Art by Mike Collins

Hardback, 160 pp, $24.99

In 1969, mankind set foot on the moon. Neil Armstrong, Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin and Michael Collins carried the fire for all of humankind. Backed by the brightest minds in engineering and science, the three boarded a rocket and flew through the void – just to know that we could.

In Apollo, Matt Fitch, Chris Baker and Mike Collins unpack the urban legends, the gossip and the speculation to reveal a remarkable true story about life, death, dreams and the reality of humanity’s greatest exploratory achievement.

Chris Baker

Chris Baker has contributed to The Fitzroy, co-written Reddin, and given mind-birth to the epic Last Driver with veteran artist Shaky Kane. Chris’s other credits include The Corbyn Comic Book and regular contributions to Shots Magazine.

Matt Fitch

Matt Fitch has written or co-written a number of titles for Dead Canary Comics, including The Fitzroy, Reddin, and The Frogman Trilogy, as well as performing editing duties on Last Driver and Shaky Kane’s Street Pizza Mona Lisa.

Mike Collins

Best known these days as a storyboard artist for TV (Doctor Who, Sherlock, Knightfall, Good Omens), Mike Collins has a thirty-year track record as a comic artist and writer, including producing a critically acclaimed adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. He has worked on all the major Marvel and DC characters, including Spider-Man, the X-Men, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. He also draws a series of graphic novels based on the adventures of Varg Veum, Gunnar Staalesen’s iconic Norwegian private eye.

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"This wonderful graphic novel is a testament to the mission's enduring legacy"
— BBC Sky at Night Magazine
"The moon landing is one of the most well-documented events in human history, but it’s reimagined here in a way that makes it feel new again."
— Publishers Weekly
"[A] suspense-filled story. [Matt Fitch, Chris Baker and Mike Collins] convey surprising depth and emotion, as well as rich historical details of the era. The book explores the political tension around the space program at the time, the nerve-wracking anxiety experienced by the families of the crew, and the heart-stopping moments of the mission that proved to be such a milestone."
— Scientific American