I was looking at the front page and wondering where this was – I did it yesterday, but it was nowhere to be seen! Apparently, I had tagged it incorrectly. Oops! – BC
First Second Books’ Vampire Month is over, but we are still going!
Here is a comic book adaptation!
Queen of the Damned
Innovation burst on to the scene in the late 1980s and quickly made a name for itself on the comic market, very much in the same way that similar companies since them, such as IDW and Dynamite have made a name for themselves – mostly by licensing established products.
One of Innovation’s licenses was Quantum Leap, but another was Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, in this instance, her Queen of the Damned novel, following the vampire Lestat.
The comics were adapted mostly by Fay Perozich.
Innovation was one of the first company to tap into the South American comic book artists market, specifically artists from Brazil – so the art for the books were done mostly by Brazilian artists, and not the famous ones that Innovation employed, like Mike Deodato and Joe Bennett.
Sadly, while a 12-issue adaptation was planned, only 11 issues were published due to poor sales.
Innovation closed their doors in 1994.