Inspired by Joe Satriani’s album of the same name, Crystal Planet is as an odyssey through time and space that merges the best elements of science fiction with the inherent creativity and imagination, brought about by music. In addition to its roots in Joe’s music, the idea for turning crystal planet into a comic book series came from a collaboration with Ned Evett. Ned created a short animated video for Joe’s song, “Lies and Truths,” and with this short work, the catalyst for Crystal planet was ignited.

This concept eventually led to Joe and Ned’s partnership with Heavy Metal Publishing in order to bring Crystal Planet to life. Joe offered the following thoughts on his and Ned’s collaboration with Heavy Metal, “Both Ned and I love working with Llexi and the Incendium creative team, they bring so much artistry and expertise to our time-traveling adventure. I am thrilled to finally offer our fans the first full issue of what will ultimately be a three novel trilogy.”

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The first issue of Crystal Planet is out now and available to purchase, and the second issue is on set for release very soon. For more details on the story and creative process surrounding Crystal Planet, check out the videos below to get the lowdown from Joe Satriani himself.



The JS2410 is the newest addition of Joe’s long and legendary line of signature instruments. This particular model features an Alder body, 3pc Maple/Bubinga neck, Ebony fingerboard, and Joe’s signature Satch Track, and Mo' Joe signature pickups. The finish is a distinctive, almost luminous, Sky Blue finish.


During our long partnership with Joe Satriani, Ibanez has released countless JS signature models. One of the most sought after has been the elusive Chrome-finished JS guitars, the Chrome Boy. Although immensely popular, the process to plate the 3-D curved body had been difficult to achieve at a manufacturing level, until now. The Chrome Boy has arrived and it has everything a player needs and more.


Recently, Joe has been equipping his signature Ibanez JS guitars with a Sustainiac unit, to help him transform his instrument into screamin' monster capable of unlimited sustain at the flip of a switch. Ibanez has begun offering JS models with Sustainiac units preinstalled ever since the release of the JS2480 in 2017, and now we are proud offer the JS240PS, the most affordable Sustainiac-equipped JS model.


A new update of Joe Satriani’s most affordable JS model! The JS140M brings the heat without breaking the bank! This guitar has all of the features that has helped make the Ibanez JS line iconic over the years; the legendary JS body, double humbuckers with a push/pull coil tap, lightning fast maple neck and double locking tremolo, all at an incredibly affordable price!