Official Press Release
Following the successful launch of its new graphic novel line - starting in March 2003 with Don Lomax's Vietnam Journal, and continuing in June with Harlan Ellison and Richard Corben's Vic and Blood: The Continuing Adventures of a Boy and His Dog and Guy Davis and Gary Reed's Honour Among Punks - New York-based publishing company ibooks, inc. has recently announced the upcoming publication of a new line of graphic novels featuring the classic Terminator characters.
"We are pleased to announce the expansion of our new graphic novel line to include classic and new works in the classic TERMINATOR and TERMINATOR 2 franchises," explained company president Byron Preiss."These should not be confused with the superb new books from Beckett, which features Terminator 3, the film which took in over 70+ million dollars in its opening week."
Leading off the classic Terminator line is the October 2003 publication of the manga- softcover sized volume Terminator 2: Judgment Day - The Official Graphic Novel, an adaptation by writer Gregory Wright and artist Klaus Janson of the 1994 James Cameron film. This book has long been out of print and is aggressively priced at $9.95
In it, ten years have passed since Sarah Connor faced a Terminator cyborg sent back in time to kill her. Now, another Terminator has arrived - one programmed to protect Sarah and her son, John, from a cyborg even more powerful than their inhuman guardian! This special softcover edition includes the never-before-collected follow-up comics Terminator 2: Cybernetic Dawn by Dan Abnett, Rod Whigham and Jack Snider. Terminator 2: Judgment Day - The Official Graphic Novel is a 192-page, black-and-white graphic novel.
Following in December (on sale late November) is The Terminator: The Burning Earth, completely painted by Alex Ross. This long out of print volume is of some is the award-winning Ross' first professional work, originally released by NOW Comics. It was also the first Terminator graphic novel ever published. Shockingly polished for his first major work, Ross' Terminator foreshadows Ross' amazing work at Marvel and DC and will feature an introduction by longtime Ross collaborator Jim Krueger. Ross' original cover art will be adapted into a graphic design by fan favorite, Steranko, in his first work with Ross' art.
Scheduled for release in December 2003, The Terminator: The Burning Earth is a traditional size, 128-page, full-color graphic novel on 80 lb. glossy stock. As with all ibooks graphic novels, they will be distributed by Diamond to the comics trade, by Simon and Schuster to the book trade and in ebooks form by its sister company, www.komikwerks.com.
Ibooks also publishes Terminator 2: THE NEW JOHN CONNOR CHRONICLES by Russell Blackford in mass market paperback.