(April 25, 2006) - Komikwerks announced today that the first offerings from Actionopolis -- "The Forest King" and "What I did on my Interstellar, Hypergalactic Summer Vacation" -- are now available in the May Diamond Previews Catalog.
The books feature work by standout comics creators -- creators likeDan Mishkin (creator of "Blue Devil" and writer of various Marvel andDC titles), Tom Mandrake (artist on "Batman" and "The Spectre"), AdamBeechen (writer of "Justice League Unlimited" and "Robin") and DanHipp (creator of "The Amazing Joy Buzzards").
Preview copies of the beautiful, hardbound illustrated prose chapterbooks are already garnering praise from industry professions.
Writer Mark Waid calls "The Forest King", "Young Adult fiction at itsbest -- A wonderful and imaginative tale. Mishkin's exciting, magicalstory is only elevated by Tom Mandrake's breathtaking illustrations."
"'The Forest King' is Beautifully written and illustrated, Mishkin andMandrake have come up with an instant classic," adds Marvel artistAndy Kubert.
Joe Kelly, comic scribe and co-creator of Cartoon Networks "Ben 10"had high praise for "Hypergalactic Summer Vacation" as well. "Hitswith the same wide-eyed enthusiasm and sense of adventure that thecreators put into all of their work, be it for the page or the screen.Big kids creating big kid adventure."
"Actionopolis' comic roots run deep," says publisher Shannon Denton."The new line of illustrated prose chapter books line is designed tohelp bring readers of action adventure books like 'Harry Potter' and'Lemony Snicket' into comic shops."
Look for Actionopolis titles on pages 322 and 323 of the May DiamondPreviews catalog, listed under Komikwerks.
Stop by http://www.actionopolis.com for downloadable preview chaptersof both books and a look at our upcoming titles.
Actionopolis, founded by Komikwerks' publishers Shannon Denton andPatrick Coyle, is a new line of illustrated novels for young adultspublished by Komikwerks, LLC. The Actionopolis line abides by thephilosophy that action and adventure should be driven by strongconcepts, fully developed characters, and of course, good stories.Actionopolis is dedicated to delivering exciting, and above all, FUNbooks for all ages.
The first in a line of more than 15 new series of books will beginshipping in July of 2006.
For more information please visit http://www.actionopolis.com
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