Marvel Teams With Cirque du Soleil For KÀ Comic

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Marvel Comics announced today that they would be releasing  #1, a comic book based on the Las Vegas show of the same name, presented by Cirque du Soleil. According to a press release, the producers behind KÀ have come together with Marvel Custom Solutions--the specialty, custom-printing arm of Marvel Comics--to tell the show's story in a comic book that will debut during San Diego's Comic-Con International next month.

“To see our live KÀ performances transform from the theatre to ink on pages in a comic book is an incredible opportunity for our entire team,” said Marie-Hélène Gagnon, Artistic Director of KÀ, in the release. “By aligning ourselves with the premier brand of comic book creators, we have produced an illustration of KÀ that depicts the story very vividly and stays true to the plot. Marvel and its team of creators have been great to collaborate with and have embraced the story of KÀ and the expectations of Cirque du Soleil.”

The story will be available at the Marvel booth at San Diego Comic-Con and will be released in limited quantities to direct market stores shortly thereafter. Presumably, since it's being printed through custom solutions, there will also be some made available the the MGM Grand, where the stage show is presented.

“Marvel’s proud to bring the exciting, out of this world action and adventure of KÀ to life in this all new comic book,” said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Worldwide, Inc. “This is a great comic for fans of all ages, whether they’re long-time fans of Marvel, KÀ or new to both exciting brands of storytelling.”

Fans can get an early look at the comic by visiting its official website or by following Marvel or Cirque du Soleil on Twitter.