Official Press Release
December 1, 2004, Ft. Lee, NJ - Kandora Publishing is set to enter thecomics market with four new monthly titles, the first of which will be onsale in March 2005 and available to order in the January issue of DiamondComic Distributors' Previews.
This first new series is titled Barbarossa and the Lost Corsairs and iswritten by industry veteran Brian Augustyn with art by H.S. Park, colors byTransparency Digital and letters by Dave Lanphear. Barbarossa and the LostCorsairs is a pirate fantasy tale that begins on the high seas of Earthduring the Middle Ages but winds up on a strange world in which thewaterways are filled with giant, dangerous sea monsters. Barbarossa and hiscrew must figure out where they are, how they got there and how they can gethome. But first, they'll pillage and plunder as much as they can.
Kandora Publishing is entering the market at a time when genre stories arein demand. The company plans to release three additional monthly titles,each one beginning in subsequent months from the release of Barbarossa andthe Lost Corsairs. The company's initial releases are:
March 2005 - Barbarossa and the Lost Corsairs - High seas pirate fantasyadventure
April 2005 - Jade Fire - A mystical martial arts tale
May 2005 - Savage World - The saga of an apocalyptic, darkfantasy Earth
June 2005 - Monarch of Manhattan - Modern day urban sword andsorcery comedy
Each monthly Kandora Publishing issue will feature 32 pages of full colorstory and art for the cover price of $3.50. Kandora Publishing has recruitedveteran writer Brian Augustyn and newcomer C. Edward Sellner plus some ofthe finest artistic talent in Asia who are combining the look of traditionalAmerican comics with Asian style drawings to offer the US market a uniqueproduct.
"With the unfortunate demise of CrossGen, there was an opening for apublisher to create genre stories and an audience that was looking for them,said Kandora vice-president, Tom Lee. "Kandora wants to fill that need. Andin doing so, we guarantee high-quality full color art, compelling stories,more pages on a monthly basis than any other publisher and all at areasonable cover price. I think we'll have something that everyone will wantto read and I hope that the package will be attractive enough for readers totry."
For more information, be sure to check out the Kandora Publishing web siteat: www.kandorapublishing.com.
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.