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“Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises” Comic Announced for 2016

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“Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises” Comic Announced for 2016

In 2016, Bruce Lee will live again.

That’s the premise of “Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises,” a new comic from the legendary martial artist’s daughter, Shannon Lee, writer Jeff Kline and artist Brandon McKinney, with covers by Bernard Chang. Desribed as a “present-day, all-ages comedy/action/adventure,” the series imagines what would happen if it turned out that Bruce Lee never died, never aged, and was wondering the modern world with no knowledge of what has happened in the past 40-plus years.

The series, co-produced by Darby Pop Publishing and Bruce Lee Entertainment, debuts with a 48-page first issue, arriving in stores in April. A special poster promoting the series will be available October 31 at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo 2015.

Official Press Release

Darby Pop Publishing and Bruce Lee Entertainment are pleased to announce that they are collaborating on a new comic book titled Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises, which will chronicle the return of the beloved actor, philosopher, teacher and – of course – martial artist in a present-day, all-ages comedy/action/adventure. The first issue is being co-written by Bruce’s daughter, Shannon Lee, and Jeff Kline (Jackie Chan Adventures, Indestructible) with art by Brandon McKinney (Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Doberman) and cover art by Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps, Indestructible).

Bruce Lee never died. And he hasn’t aged. But, he has no idea who he is, what’s happened in the world in the past 40+ years, or why so many “thugs” want a piece of him. With the help of a fly BFF from the ’70s – Joe Toomey, P.I. – and a pair of precocious Teens, Bruce will piece together a mystery more insidious than ever imagined, and find himself forced to do battle with both an enigmatic Villain and his very own conscience. In other words, the Dragon rises… and “walks on” once more!

The 48-page oversized first issue, Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises, will be available in April 2016 at comic book retailers and online. But, well in advance of that, Darby Pop Publishing and Bruce Lee Entertainment will be hosting a special signing at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo 2015 on Saturday, October 31st at Booth #907 from 11am to 2pm with Shannon Lee, artist Brandon McKinney and cover artist Bernard Chang autographing limited-edition free posters of the #1 cover and discussing the creative process behind the new book.

Throughout the convention weekend, Darby Pop Publishing will be giving away both Bruce Lee-related and other freebies including tattoos, stickers, bookmarks, and more. Other members of the Darby Pop “family” will be signing and chatting throughout the entire convention.

For more information on anything/everything Darby Pop-related, please visit www.darbypop.com. Darby Pop Publishing’s titles are available from Diamond Comic Distributors and Diamond Book Distributors in conjunction with Magnetic Press.

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