Official Press Release
December 1, 2004, Ft. Lee, NJ – Kandora Publishing is set to enter the
comics market with four new monthly titles, the first of which will be on
sale in March 2005 and available to order in the January issue of Diamond
Comic Distributors’ Previews.
This first new series is titled Barbarossa and the Lost Corsairs and is
written by industry veteran Brian Augustyn with art by H.S. Park, colors by
Transparency Digital and letters by Dave Lanphear. Barbarossa and the Lost
Corsairs is a pirate fantasy tale that begins on the high seas of Earth
during the Middle Ages but winds up on a strange world in which the
waterways are filled with giant, dangerous sea monsters. Barbarossa and his
crew must figure out where they are, how they got there and how they can get
home. But first, they’ll pillage and plunder as much as they can.
Kandora Publishing is entering the market at a time when genre stories are
in demand. The company plans to release three additional monthly titles,
each one beginning in subsequent months from the release of Barbarossa and
the Lost Corsairs. The company’s initial releases are:
March 2005 – Barbarossa and the Lost Corsairs – High seas pirate fantasy
April 2005 – Jade Fire – A mystical martial arts tale
May 2005 – Savage World – The saga of an apocalyptic, dark
June 2005 – Monarch of Manhattan – Modern day urban sword and
Each monthly Kandora Publishing issue will feature 32 pages of full color
story and art for the cover price of $3.50. Kandora Publishing has recruited
veteran writer Brian Augustyn and newcomer C. Edward Sellner plus some of
the finest artistic talent in Asia who are combining the look of traditional
American comics with Asian style drawings to offer the US market a unique
“With the unfortunate demise of CrossGen, there was an opening for a
publisher to create genre stories and an audience that was looking for them,
said Kandora vice-president, Tom Lee. “Kandora wants to fill that need. And
in doing so, we guarantee high-quality full color art, compelling stories,
more pages on a monthly basis than any other publisher and all at a
reasonable cover price. I think we’ll have something that everyone will want
to read and I hope that the package will be attractive enough for readers to
For more information, be sure to check out the Kandora Publishing web site
Artwork and interviews are currently available by request.
About Kandora Publishing:
Kandora Publishing is a New Jersey based comic book publisher that plans to release four new titles to the marketplace beginning in March 2005. Their titles include the pirate fantasy tale, Barbarossa and the Lost Corsairs; the mystical martial arts adventure, Jade Fire; an apocalyptic take on futuristic Earth in Savage World; and a modern day urban sword and sorcery comedy in Monarchs of Manhattan. More information can be found at www.kandorapublishing.com.
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