“It’s Harry Potter in space,” says producer Vivek J. Tiwary and really, that’s all he needs to say. That short sentence is enough to get people interested in Astronaut Academy, a comic series by Dave Roman that Tiwary just optioned to make into both a TV show and movie.
Each story in the Victorian webcomic anthology Agnes Quill has a different artist and a slightly different tone, from a horror pulp about a man whose legs go missing during a magician's act to a lighthearted mystery about ghosts who invite a human to their party. But each stars the same charming gal who sees ghosts.
Astronaut Academy is not your typical school. For one thing, it's out in space, in a zany corner of the future populated by security guard bears, robotic doppelgängers, and elven space princesses. And instead of football or basketball, the school's most popular sport is Fireball, a dangerous lacrosse-like game played…