Panasonic Announces Limited-Edition Toughpad Comic Book Series

Panasonic today announced the launch of Unbreakable Valor, a limited-edition comic book series [...]

Panasonic today announced the launch of Unbreakable Valor, a limited-edition comic book series taht features the Panasonic Toughpad rugged tablets.

The creative team includes industry veterans Ron Marz and Rick Leonardi. The series follows the adventures of the League of Valor, an organization of superpowered heroes who rely on Panasonic tech products, and their IT specialist Kevin Massing. The first issue of the four-part series is available today at

Also launching today is a promotional sweepstakes where entrants stand to win prizes including a Toughpad rugged handheld tablet, a trip for two to San Diego to attend the biggest comic book show on the planet, or the opportunity to be a featured character in an upcoming issue of the series. All entrants will also be entered to win a collector's print edition of issue 1. The sweepstakes runs from today through Sept. 30, 2014 and prizes will be drawn at the conclusion of the sweepstakes. More information and rules of entry are available at the Toughpad web site.

Unbreakable Valor #1 was written by Marz, illustrated by Leonardi, inked by Mark Pennington, colored by Michael Atiyeh and lettered byTroy Peteri, with design, logo and production by Phil Smith and additional content by illustrator Bart Sears. The second issue of the series will be released in late 2014.

The issue showcases the new Toughpad FZ-E1, a fully-rugged 5-inch handheld tablet powered by Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld. Submersible in water and able to withstand drops of up to 10 feet to concrete, and offering a 14-hour hot-swappable battery and optional voice/data connectivity, the Toughpad FZ-E1 is purpose-built for mobile professionals in transportation and logistics, government, utilities, manufacturing, retail and field services.

"While 'Unbreakable Valor' may not be a true story, our Toughpad rugged tablets are relied upon each day by real-life heroes around the world – from soldiers on the battlefield, to first responders at the scene of an emergency, or utility workers who restore power in a storm," said Marca Armstrong, Vice President, Marketing, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. "We viewed this project as a fun, creative way to spotlight the vital work our customers do and the role that dependable technology plays in helping them overcome extreme circumstances and accomplish their missions."

First introduced in 2011, Panasonic Toughpad rugged tablets are built to connect mobile workers of all types with the data they need to stay productive and efficient, anytime and anywhere they need it. They build on the market-leading heritage of Panasonic Toughbook® rugged mobile computers to offer durability and enterprise-ready feature sets beyond those of consumer-grade devices. Toughpad tablets are available running Windows and Android and come in sizes ranging from 5 to 20 inches.