Official Press Release
(May 24, 2006) – Komikwerks announced today that the next round of
summer reading from the Actionopolis book line — HEIR TO FIRE and
SPIRIT OF THE SAMURAI — are now available in the June Diamond
The books feature work by both up-and-coming and veteran comics
creators — creators like Gary Reed (“Baker Street”, “Red Diaries”),
Rick Hoberg (“Star Wars”, “Static Shock”), Rob M. Worley (“Young
Ancient One”, “Advent Rising”) and Mike Dubisch (“Dungeons and
“We just got back from Book Expo America and the reaction to
Actionopolis has been overwhelmingly positive,” said publisher Shannon
Denton. “We’re very excited to be bringing our comic book
sensibilities to young readers, and hoping that we can help bring
young readers back into comic shops.”
Preview copies of the beautiful, hardbound illustrated prose chapter
books are already garnering praise from industry professions.
“Rick Hoberg has created magnificent illustrations for SPIRIT OF THE
SAMURAI…but you don’t need me to tell you that. Just look,” said
Mark Evanier, co-creator of GROO and writer for TV’s GARFIELD.
Dan Brereton, creator of the monsterific NOCTURNALS and the
fan-favorite BATMAN: THRILLKILLER had high praise as well. “There was
a time stuff this fun was only found in the monster comics we weren’t
supposed to read. It’s comforting to know kids don’t have to work that
hard to enjoy a great story like HEIR TO FIRE.”
Look for Actionopolis books on page 307 of the June Diamond Previews
catalog, listed under Komikwerks. The ordering codes are JUN06 3237
(for HEIR TO FIRE) and JUN06 3238 (for SPIRIT OF THE SAMURAI).
Stop by http://www.actionopolis.com for downloadable preview chapters
of both books and a look at our upcoming titles.
Actionopolis, founded by Komikwerks’ publishers Shannon Denton and
Patrick Coyle, is a new line of illustrated novels for young adults
published by Komikwerks, LLC. The Actionopolis line abides by the
philosophy that action and adventure should be driven by strong
concepts, fully developed characters, and of course, good stories.
Actionopolis is dedicated to delivering exciting, and above all, FUN
books for all ages.
The first in a line of more than 15 new series of books will begin
shipping in July of 2006.
For more information please visit http://www.actionopolis.com
Komikwerks is a leader in digital publishing of comics online.
Komikwerks is partnered with Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment to publish
a line of premiere Internet comics called Stan Lee’s Sunday Comics on
Komikwerks.com and provides exclusive content to the AOL: RED website.
Komikwerks also publishes ebook versions of creator owned graphic
novels and has published a variety of projects in print and digital
formats featuring Joe Kubert, Ray Bradbury, Bernie Wrightson, Keith
Giffen, Raymond Chandler, Dave Gibbons, Mike Mignola, Michael Lark, P.
Craig Russel, and many more. Komikwerks has been featured in many news
and entertainment periodicals including Variety, USA Today, and Wizard
Komikwerks recently signed an exclusive worldwide distribution
agreement with Publishers Group West, one of the top ten vendors of
books in the country. Publishers Group West represents over 150
independent publishers, who together are publishing some of the most
topical, innovative, literary, and award-winning books available
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