Official Press Release
February 4, 2005 – The hottest new publisher on the scene, Alias
Enterprises, has just acquired the rights to Blue Water Productions’
long anticipated comic book series, THE LEGEND OF ISIS – also soon to be
a major motion picture!
Created by Darren G. Davis (“Tenth Muse”), and written by Ryan Scott
Ottney, THE LEGEND OF ISIS is the story of the would-be Egyptian Goddess
who never fulfilled her historic destiny, as Isis is magically exiled
from her own time, into modern day Los Angeles. Now lost out of time,
she uses her goddess powers to protect our world from the same evils
that have stolen her from her home.
“I miss the fun in comics,” said Ottney. “I think sometimes we get so
caught up in the battle to prove the industry as a legitimate form of
art and literature (and it is – regardless of what your art teacher
says) that we tend to forget about the fun. I try to bring that back in
my stories and THE LEGEND OF ISIS specifically; mixing modern day
realism with a little Silver Age fun. Sure, I want the reader to
identify with the characters on some deeper level, and be able to
connect with what’s going on . but every now and then I promise to make
you smile too.”
Alias isn’t the only one interested in this story either. In September
of 2004, mega-Hollywood giant, Paramount Studios optioned the property
for film with Grammnet Productions, who have acquired an amazing
treatment by scribe Ali Russell and Brooklyn Weaver of Energy
Entertainment, with film and television potential.
Russell recently sat down to discuss the upcoming film with Jazma
Online; found at
http://www.jazmaonline.com/interviews/interviews.asp?intID=133. In the
interview, Russell talks more about adapting the comic to film, as well
as her other upcoming film projects, including another Blue Water
Productions character, THE TENTH MUSE.
But before we see her on the big screen, Isis makes her explosive return
to comics in a one-shot graphic novel titled, THE LEGEND OF ISIS:
BEGINNINGS, featured in the March issue of Diamond Comics’ Previews
catalog. Featuring stories by Davis, Ottney, and Marv Wolfman, with art
by RV Valdez, Roger Cruz, Ferdinand Gertes, and Frank Mills; also
sporting a special cover by artist Randy Green (“Witchblade”)!
BEGINNINGS is a prequel collection; republishing Isis’ first appearance
in 2002’s IMAGE INTRODUCES: THE LEGEND OF ISIS, and then offering an
all-new 22-page feature that fills in the time-gap between the end of
her debut issue and her second appearance – fighting alongside the
Tenth Muse in TENTH MUSE (vol. 1) #10 . also included in this graphic
How did she get from Los Angeles to San Francisco, and why did she seek
out the Muse? BEGINNINGS answers those questions and more, as it sets
the scene for Isis to star in her own ongoing series.
And fans won’t have to wait long for that ongoing series to begin,
either! You can find THE LEGEND OF ISIS #1 also featured in the March
issue of Previews, kicking off the start of her all-new, monthly, solo
series! Written by Ottney, and featuring artwork by Rod Fontana, THE
LEGEND OF ISIS #1 expands the Isis universe, introducing new friends and
villains! Witness the birth of her all-new secret identity, and her
museum-wrecking brawl with the deadly mummy of Sekhent!
“The first four-issue story-arc is an introduction to the characters,
their relationships, and the conflicts that they’re all struggling
with,” said writer, Ottney. “In addition to that, Isis is fighting
another ancient warrior named Lynx . trying to stop her from destroying
our society, while she unravels clues to Lynx’s true identity.”
This debut issue features three variant covers, by ISIS artist Rod
Fontana, along with artists Logan Lubera (“Spider-Man”), and Tone
Rodriguez (“Violent Messiahs”)! Special edition copies, signed by
Ottney, will also be available!
Both THE LEGEND OF ISIS #1 and BEGINNINGS will reach comic shops in May
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