Official Press Release
Bluewater Productions is proud to announce “Ret Romanne” the brain child of artist Alan Brooks. Brooks is the artist behind the sold out comic series, “Ray Harryhausen Presents: Flying Saucers VS The Earth”. “Ret Romanne” has epic scenes, thrilling chases, and a film noir touch to a love story.
The story is descbribed as: Ret Romanne is from the Off World Base of Untopia, a world of surveillance cameras, monitoring and investigation under the eyes of ‘Destinies Designed Corporation’. Pat Riot, Operations Manager at the Corporation may have something to do with Ret’s demise as a succesful test pilot and his being the partner of Glenda. Ret thinks so. Glenda was once a starlet in the making, but now works in the Diner at the end of the road where Ret lives.The couple fell apart after the crash, and anyway Ret’s body literally still burns to this day.
“There is also a nod to the things I was fond of when discovering the whole sci fi movement”. Says creator Alan Brooks. “My fondness for B movies and steam punk, special effects and the classics I watched as a kid. I have tried to mix all of these into the story and visuals for this series. I am excited to deliver a tale that I believe makes all other time travel adventures look out of date !” Brooks continues ” Well for those who haven’t noticed that it’s a play on words. Ret’s first name coupled with the Romanne last name is a thinly disguised veil to hide behind which simply means ‘Retroman’. It is about looking a little deeper into things. It’s about the search for what is really going on behind the scenes in the UNtopian off World base where Ret lives”
Brooks who is also famous for creating novels covers for various publishers as Penguin Books and Roc. His portfolio also includes doing albums covers for ‘Universal Music’ says, ” I am used to working for publishers and recording companies supplying artworks for book jackets and cd’s etc. I have tried to employ the same standards and methods to the whole comic book genre.”
“Ret Romanne” #1 is in stores in August 2008.
About Bluewater Productions:
Bluewater Productions, Inc. is one if the top independent production studios of comic, young adult books and graphic novel titles. In the tradition of great storytelling and cutting edge art, Bluewater storms onto the comic book and graphic novel scene. With more titles than ever, including smash hits such as the 10th MUSE, VSS, and THE LEGEND OF ISIS, Bluewater is poised to continue to produce engaging stories with art from both the top names in the industry alongside with up and coming stars.
As of May 2007, Bluewater Productions, Inc. moved from production studio to publisher, in conjunction with legendary filmmaker, Ray Harryhausen — the genius behind some of the greatest movie magic of all-time, while continuing to publish it’s popular superhero line starring it’s flagship character the 10th Muse.