Official Press Release
(Los Angeles, January 25, 2006) – Seven Seas Entertainment announced today its agreement with Speed Racer Enterprises to release an all-new original color comic based on Speed Racer, the famous animated TV series from the 1960’s. Like Speed’s race car, the Mach 5, the series will zoom into stores monthly as a 5-issue mini-series starting July, 2006.
“Speed Racer is such an icon that I’m thrilled to be able to release new comics based on the legendary series,” enthused Seven Seas president Jason DeAngelis. “There are lots more stories left to tell in the Speed Racer mythos; stories that today’s readers will find both fresh and exciting while staying true to the classic series that has kept fans spellbound since the very first day the Mach 5 roared onto their TV screens.”
In 2005, Seven Seas carved a name for itself in the manga industry for producing original English language manga with high quality art and stories. The Speed Racer mini-series will mark Seven Seas’ first foray into traditional 32-page color comics. For this latest incarnation of Speed Racer, Seven Seas promises an engaging cinematic storyline written by a prominent Hollywood screenwriter, along with dynamic artwork by a top-notch manga artist – both to be announced shortly.
“When Seven Seas approached us with the idea of extending the Classic Speed Racer storylines by creating a new comic book series, we were very intrigued. We feel confident Seven Seas will put out a line of comics that the millions of Speed Racer fans can relate to and will want to purchase for their collections,” said James Rocknowski, executive vice president of Speed Racer Enterprises.
About Seven Seas Entertainment, LLC:
Seven Seas Entertainment is devoted to producing original manga, comics and graphic novels, and bringing the best in Japanese licenses to North American audiences. Established in 2004, the company has released its first four manga titles — Amazing Agent Luna, Blade for Barter, Last Hope and No Man’s Land — in early 2005, and has an impressive line-up of new series. In addition, Seven Seas will be releasing the hit Boogiepop series in manga and novel format in 2006. Seven Seas launched its web site, www.gomanga.com, in October 2004, and has since become a daily stop for thousands of visitors eager to read manga online and contribute to an ever-growing forum community.
About Speed Racer Enterprises, Inc.
Speed Racer Enterprises, formed in 1991, owns the worldwide rights to the Classic Speed Racer animated television series and manages and controls the merchandising, licensing and promotional activities for the property. For more information on Speed Racer contact James Rocknowski @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Also visit Speed Racer on the web @ www.speedracer.com.
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