this singer is a marvel author + scientist
Dustin Bates, lead singer of the rock band Starset, is on a mission to examine technology and “how it can affect our lives in the near future politically, socially, and economically.” This scientist, rocker and now author of an upcoming 88-page graphic novel has a unique vision that exists where science and fiction collide in this new release, The PROX Transmissions, out on October 4th via Marvel Comics. The new comic is a collaboration with fan favorite Peter David (Ben Reilly: Scarlett Spider, Spider-Verse).
Bates, inspired by the likes of Nikola Tesla and Carl Sagan, is a PhD candidate in electrical engineering and has done research for the U.S. Air Force and taught at the International Space University in France.
Bates’ dedication to promoting science to a wider audience is also evidenced in the band’s unique live concerts and fully immersive planetariums shows.