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Komikwerks brings Actionopolis Books to Comic Shops

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Komikwerks brings Actionopolis Books to Comic Shops

(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 like
Dan Mishkin (creator of “Blue Devil” and writer of various Marvel and
DC titles), Tom Mandrake (artist on “Batman” and “The Spectre”), Adam
Beechen (writer of “Justice League Unlimited” and “Robin”) and Dan
Hipp (creator of “The Amazing Joy Buzzards”).

Preview copies of the beautiful, hardbound illustrated prose chapter
books are already garnering praise from industry professions.

Writer Mark Waid calls “The Forest King”, “Young Adult fiction at its
best — A wonderful and imaginative tale. Mishkin’s exciting, magical
story is only elevated by Tom Mandrake’s breathtaking illustrations.”

“‘The Forest King’ is Beautifully written and illustrated, Mishkin and
Mandrake have come up with an instant classic,” adds Marvel artist
Andy Kubert.

Joe Kelly, comic scribe and co-creator of Cartoon Networks “Ben 10”
had high praise for “Hypergalactic Summer Vacation” as well. “Hits
with the same wide-eyed enthusiasm and sense of adventure that the
creators 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 to
help 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 Diamond
Previews catalog, listed under Komikwerks.

Stop by for downloadable preview chapters
of both books and a look at our upcoming titles.


Actionopolis, founded by Komikwerks’ publishers Shannon Denton and
Patrick Coyle, is a new line of illustrated novels for young adults
published by Komikwerks, LLC. The Actionopolis line abides by the
philosophy that action and adventure should be driven by strong
concepts, fully developed characters, and of course, good stories.
Actionopolis is dedicated to delivering exciting, and above all, FUN
books for all ages.

The first in a line of more than 15 new series of books will begin
shipping in July of 2006.

For more information please visit


Komikwerks is a leader in digital publishing of comics online.
Komikwerks is partnered with Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment to publish
a line of premiere Internet comics called Stan Lee’s Sunday Comics on and provides exclusive content to the AOL: RED website.
Komikwerks also publishes ebook versions of creator owned graphic
novels and has published a variety of projects in print and digital
formats featuring Joe Kubert, Ray Bradbury, Bernie Wrightson, Keith
Giffen, Raymond Chandler, Dave Gibbons, Mike Mignola, Michael Lark, P.
Craig Russel, and many more. Komikwerks has been featured in many news
and entertainment periodicals including Variety, USA Today, and Wizard

Komikwerks recently signed an exclusive worldwide distribution
agreement with Publishers Group West, one of the top ten vendors of
books in the country. Publishers Group West represents over 150
independent publishers, who together are publishing some of the most
topical, innovative, literary, and award-winning books available

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