Legendary Comics Teams With Random House, Announces Three New Books
Legendary Comics today announced a new partnership with Random House Books and a trio of new projects from established comics talent. Legendary Comics has entered into an exclusive sales and distribution agreement with Penguin Random House. In conjunction with the announcement of the deal, the companies are also announcing three new projects: A Town Called Dragon from writer Judd Winick and artist Geoff Shaw, Epochalypse from writer Jonathan Hennessey and artist Shane Davis (who recently drew Mark Waid's Shadow Walk for Legendary) and The Harvester by writer Brandon Seifert and artist Eric Battle. "We want to deliver great comics, and this new agreement with Penguin Random House enables us to be much more effective in bringing our stories to readers. We are very excited by this new venture," said David Sadove of Legendary's Publishing Operations. Jeff Abraham, President of Penguin Random House Publisher Services, added, "Legendary is known for creating some of the most popular films of the past decade. We're excited to partner with Legendary Comics and to help grow their publishing unit into a thriving participant in the graphic novel market." "Penguin Random House Publisher Services' expertise will enable us to broaden our reach as we expand our ever-growing catalogue," said Bob Schreck, Legendary Comics' Editor-In-Chief. "Working with a mix of seasoned comic book pros and some bright newcomers, we are committed to delivering the best new stories, characters and worlds in the industry. The three new titles we are announcing today are just the tip of the iceberg of what's to come from Legendary Comics." Legendary have just released Godzilla: Awakening, a prequel project to the just-released movie from the film's writer, and will soon release Grant Morrisoin's Annihilator. You can check out a blurb on each of the three just-announced projects below: A TOWN CALLED DRAGON Modern-day America and ancient mythology collide when the last dragon egg finally hatches, and an ordinary group of citizens must unite to defeat it. Coming in September 2014. EPOCHALYPSE When a mysterious space-time phenomenon causes 600 years of human history to collapse into a single era, an elite team of Resynchronization officers must wage a war against the very laws of time. Coming in Fall 2014. THE HARVESTER A supernatural suspense story unfolds when two rebellious investigators discover that the nightmarish urban legend of "The Harvester" is more real – and more dangerous – than they ever imagined. Coming in 2015.