Official Press Release
Heavy.com and Liquid Comics announced today a partnership to bring Liquid Comics digital editions directly to Heavy’s audience of more than 5.5 million unique users online (comScore Media Metrix – June 2010). The announcement was made in advance of Comic Con International 2010 to be held in San Diego, California, July 22-25, 2010.
The partnership launches with over 11 original digital comics that Liquid has created with such notables as actors Edward Burns and Nicolas Cage, film directors Guy Ritchie, John Moore and Shekhar Kapur, author and lecturer Deepak Chopra, and Eurythmics founder and musician Dave Stewart. Heavy and Liquid Comics will continue to release new titles over the course of the next year with a number of new titles expected to be released each month.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with the Liquid Comics brand in bringing Heavy’s audience a unique and innovative approach to comic book publishing” noted Joey Jodar, Heavy’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director. “Heavy has always embraced original ideas, dating back to our launch over 10 years ago. With Liquid Comics “Digital Editions” it’s a continuation of our ongoing commitment to delivering quality, original experiences online.”
“Liquid’s mission is to take comic books far beyond the printed page and into the digital world. With Heavy’s captive online audience, they are the perfect partner to help bring our stories to millions of new readers every week,” said Sharad Devarajan, CEO and Co-Founder of Liquid Comics.
About Liquid Comics
Liquid Comics is an entertainment company focused on creating original stories and modern myths for worldwide audiences. The company was founded by entrepreneurs, Gotham Chopra, Sharad Devarajan and Suresh Seetharaman and uses the medium of graphic novel publishing to develop properties for theatrical live-action films, animation and video games. Liquid has created original graphic novels with acclaimed filmmakers and creators including John Woo, Shekhar Kapur, Deepak Chopra, Guy Ritchie, Dave Stewart, Jonathan Mostow, Edward Burns, Nicolas Cage, and others. The Company currently has a number of film and television projects in development including the Warner Bros. film adaptation of Gamekeeper with director Guy Ritchie; Virulents with director John Moore; Voodoo Child with Saturn Films and Reliance; The Leaves with Summit Entertainment; Beyond in development as a theatrical film with author Deepak Chopra; The Stranded, in development for television, with the Syfy Channel and First Family in development at FremantleMedia Enterprises. www.LiquidComics.com
Heavy is one of the leading online destinations for men 18-34. With a dedicated editorial focus on all things for guys it reaches over 5.5 million unique users each month, with its ongoing coverage of UFC, Strikeforce, boxing, action sports, moto, comedy, music, movies, TV, video games, comics, and girls. www.heavy.com