Official Press Release
Legendary Comics Panel Brings Never Before Seen Artwork, Surprise Guests and More to New York Comic Con 2011
Burbank, CA – October 15, 2011 – Legendary Comics today introduced a slew of never before seen artwork from the company’s upcoming slate, surprise guests, new projects, and a gathering of top-tier, iconic comic talent to eager fans at New York Comic Con.
Comic authority Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist) moderated the panel which consisted of Frank Miller, who just recently launched Holy Terror with Legendary Comics and whose other esteemed works include Dark Knight Returns and Sin City, as well as Legendary Comics Editor-in-Chief, Bob Schreck, Matt Wagner (Mage, Grendel, Sandman), Paul Pope (Batman Year 100, Heavy Liquid) and special, surprise guest Michael Kaluta (Sandman, The Shadow).
Among some of the offerings Legendary had to offer fans was the announcement that Legendary Comics will be releasing a re-issue of Paul Pope’s One Trick Rip Off in spring 2012. As part of the announcement, Legendary revealed that this will be the first time One Trick Rip Off will be released in color and with new material. Legendary also showcased new art for Paul Pope’s book, PulpHope coming this November, and Matt Wagner’s special process of writing scripts for his works. Wagner is also writing the The Tower Chronicles, coming from Legendary summer 2012, with artist Simon Bisley and developed with Legendary’s Chairman and CEO, Thomas Tull. In addition, Kaluta, who was a surprise guest at the event, unveiled renderings for his Paradise Lost graphic novel based on the epic poem by 17th-century English poet John Milton.
Legendary Comics will release more art from One Trick Rip Off and PulpHope on the company’s Facebook page next week.
Legendary Entertainment (Booth #530) is hosting numerous giveaways throughout New York Comic Con and has added a special signing with Michael Kaluta on Sunday October 16, 2011 from 1-2 PM.
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About Legendary Comics
Legendary Comics is a division of Legendary Entertainment, a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures), television (Legendary Television) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to mainstream audiences with a targeted focus on the powerful fandom demographic. Through complete or joint ownership, Legendary is building a library of marquee media properties and has established itself as a trusted brand which consistently delivers high-quality, commercial entertainment. Among the wholly-owned projects that Legendary Pictures is currently developing in-house are an adaptation of the phenomenally successful interactive game universe Warcraft; Godzilla, based on Toho Company’s famed character; Paradise Lost directed by Alex Proyas; Seventh Son directed by Sergei Bodrov; Warren Ellis’ Gravel; and Mass Effect, based on Electronic Arts’ and BioWare’s hit videogame franchise. With partner Warner Bros., Legendary’s productions include the upcoming Pacific Rim directed by Guillermo del Toro, the critically acclaimed Inception, which has been a box office smash grossing more than $823 million worldwide, as well as the global blockbusters Clash of the Titans ($493 million worldwide), The Dark Knight ($1 billion worldwide), 300 ($456 million worldwide), The Hangover ($467 million worldwide), and the recent smash hit, The Hangover Part II ($575 million worldwide), which holds the distinction of posting the highest opening weekend gross ever for a comedy film.