New York, NY/Boston, MA – Stan Lee’s Sunday Comics, a new online comics subscription service that launched in July on Komikwerks.com, added a new comic title this week, “The Best of Ray Bradbury”, which features comic adaptations of classic Ray Bradbury stories by some of today’s top comics creators; Mike Mignola, Dave Gibbons, Richard Corben, Matt Wagner, as well as comics legend Harvey Kurtzman. “The Best of Ray Bradbury” is an addition to an already stellar line-up including “Yossel: April 19, 1943” by comics’ great Joe Kubert, “Trencher” by 2004 Eisner Award Winner Keith Giffen, “Captain Sternn”, by illustrator extraordinaire Bernie Wrightson, and “Amelia Rules” by Eisner Nominee Jimmy Gownley.
“The Best of Ray Bradbury” begins on Stan Lee’s Sunday Comics with an adaptation of “The City” by Mike Mignola (Hellboy), and will be followed by adaptations of “A Sound of Thunder” by Ricard Corben (Cage, Vic and Blood), “A Piece of Wood” by Mark Chiarello (100 Bullets), “Come Into My Cellar” by Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), “Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed”, by Kent Willams (Wolverine: Killing) and John Van Fleet (Batman), “The Visitor” by P. Craig Russell (Fables: The Last Castle), & Michael Lark (Gotham Central), “The Golden Apples of the Sun” by P. Craig Russell, “It Burns Me Up” by Harvey Kurtzman (Mad Magazine) and Matt Wagner (Grendel), “Night Meeting” by Daniel Torres (Batman: Gotham Knights), “April Witch” by Jon J. Muth (Meltdown), “Picasso Summer” by John Van Fleet, and “The Foghorn” Adapted by Wayne Barlowe (Barlowe’s Inferno).
For those unfamiliar with Stan Lee’s Sunday Comics, the service is a business venture involving Stan Lee, Chief Creative Officer of Pow! Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded Company under the ticker symbol: “POWN”, ibooks, Inc., and Komikwerks, LLC, and will offer online readers access to thousands of pages of comics per year for a low monthly fee. Stan Lee’s Sunday Comics costs $4.95 per month, or readers can sign up for a year’s subscription for $49.95, which is like getting two months for free.
Get more information about Stan Lee’s Sunday Comics at www.komikwerks.com, where you can read free trial episodes of each comic and Stan’s Soapbox column, available exclusively on the website.
About ibooks, inc.
ibooks, founded in 1999, was named “America’s fastest growing small publisher” by Publisher’s Weekly in February ’03. Its authors in include Arthur C. Clarke, Jack Kerouac, Ray Bradbury, Greg Bear, Roger Zelazny and Loren Estleman. Its graphic novel line began in March 2003 with VIETNAM JOURNAL by Don Lomax, edited by Dwight Zimmerman, which as picked by Entertainment Weekly as “a graphic novel you should own” and by the Military History Book Club. Its editor-in-chief is Steven A. Roman, editor of The Chaos Engine trilogy. Promotions, sample pages and ebooks versions of the titles will be featured on komikwerks.com.
Founded in 2000 by Patrick Coyle and Shannon Denton, Komikwerks is a comic publisher dedicated to publishing high-quality, professional level, creator-owned comics through digital and traditional distribution methods. Komikwerks.com launched in March of 2001, and has been name a Sci Fi Channel “Cool Site”. Contributors to the Komikwerks site include comic industry veterans from major print publishers such as Marvel, DC, Image, and Dark Horse. Komikwerks’ third comics anthology, “Nuts and Bolts”, is in stores now.
About Pow! Entertainment, Inc
POW! (Purveyors of Wonder) Entertainment, Inc., an advanced media and entertainment Company, publicly traded under the ticker symbol: “POWN” is founded by world famous comic book icon Stan Lee, together with Gill Champion and Arthur Lieberman. POW’s principals, combined, have over a hundred years experience creating, producing and licensing original intellectual properties. POW! will specialize in franchises for the entertainment industry, including animation and live-action feature films, plus television, DVDs, video games, merchandising, and related ancillary markets, all of which aid in the establishment of global franchises. POW! partners with studios and networks in creating new and exciting characters that will perpetuate the brands of both POW! and Stan Lee. In some cases, POW! creates “custom-tailored” properties for a specific star or director.
Stan Lee, the Chief Creative Officer of POW!, is the creator and inventor of the modern superhero. A prolific author, Lee revolutionized the comic book industry by creating compelling characters who, despite extraordinary powers and talents, are none the less plagued by the same doubts and difficulties experienced by ordinary people. Some of his most enduring characters, like Spider-Man®(a), The Hulk®(a), and X-Men®(a), have been spun off into television programs and feature films that have grossed hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office.
(a) These are the registered trademarks and characters of Marvel Characters, Inc.
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