Official Press Release
San Jose, CA – New graphic novel publisher – DrMaster Publications Inc in collaboration with DGN Production Inc, will revive and continue the recent collaborative work of Tony Wong and Andy Seto’s beautifully illustrated – The Four Constables!
The wait is over!!! Now revisit the turbulent and hegemonic Sung Dynasty with its martial art sleuths – The Four Contables, as they unravel the intricate decades-long mystery surrounding the 13 masked murders. DrMaster, picks up right where the previous publisher left off with volume #4. Here’s what martial art fans have been waiting for…
Vol. #4: With the aide of Emotionless, Iron Hands barely defeats the suicidal Sima. Now the four imperial constables are holding the kung fu fighting sadist captive to lure out the leader of the 13 masked killers. However, the seemingly unstoppable mastermind has since eluded Cold-Blooded, Life-Snatcher and the rest. All clues point to a high-ranking official with traitorous intent. Yet, when this official is found near death—an obvious victim of the 13-suspicions vanish. Still, the incident does point Master Shuge to the truth. Has this revelation come too late? If not, are the Four Constable and their exalted master skilled enough to take down this cunning killer, who lurks in familiar shadows? Also the Four Great Houses of kung fu enter the fray. With whom will they side? Or, might their intentions be more sinister?
When it comes to creative team-ups, you can’t get more impressive than comic giant Tony Wong (Weapons of the Gods, Oriental Heroes) locking pencils with rising star – Andy Seto (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Shaolin Soccer). They have come together to produce the comic adaptation of The 4 Imperial Constables – the critically acclaimed novel by Wen Rui-An. Wen’s literary works jump-started today’s kung fu hysteria nearly 40 years ago.
Four of China’s supremely skilled assassin/detectives serve only their Master Zhuge Zhen-Wo – The Little Flower, who in turn is head bodyguard and advisor for China’s all-powerful Emperor. Yet the Constables’ reputation strongly precedes them. Wu Chen – The Emotionless Cripple is a master of weapons and devices. Tie Sho – The Iron Hand possesses incredible chi and can stop the sharpest blades with his bare hands. Zhue-Min – The Life Snatcher is highly skilled in light-foot granting him undaunted legwork and kicks. Lastly Len Hsueh – The Cold Blooded was raised by wolves and has since learned to convert his pain into strength – enabling him to defeat opponents much stronger than himself. Each of them is entrusted by the Emperor with the power to arrest and execute any corrupt officials or lawless criminals within the Chinese Empire.
These Imperial Constables act as protectors. With their venerable skill as kung fu practitioners and meticulous sleuths, they root out potential usurpers and discern the cause of many strange occurrences during Sung Dynasty! Before Agatha Christie, Dick Tracy, or even Sherlock Holmes, the game was afoot in ancient China!
About the Author: Although of Chinese descent Wen Rui-An was born in Malaysia. He published his first literary piece when he was only 9 years old and organized his own literary group when he was barely twenty. He had completed more than 200 fiction and nonfiction literary pieces before he was 30. His 49 martial arts series have been published under Wang-Sheng Pub. The novels mainly deal with the final years of the Northern Sung Dynasty (ca. 1100 A.D.) under Emperor Huei.
Volume Four of The Four Constables will be available in March 2005. The full color 120+ page graphic novels will be priced at $13.95. Visit www.drmasterbooks.com for more detailed series information.
About DrMaster Publications Inc.
DrMaster Publications Inc.
While competitors choose to publish from merely Japan or the U.S., DrMaster has researched and found excellent titles from various territories. From Japan we bring unique stories and characters brought to life via suspenseful science fiction, relationship dramas, side splitting comedies and more. And finally China’s rich history and mystique offers comic titles with unmatched fighting action and bullet-riddled suspense. No matter your pleasure, DrMaster something for you!
Each of our books is like a glimpse into a new realm as seen through the eyes of the authors and artists. You don’t just read a DrMaster book-you experience and feel it jolt you to life, as you are pulled through the pages.
Please click here for a list of our current and upcoming titles. And feel free to tour the site. Regular updates will follow as our line of “masterful” comic series expands.
About DGN Productions International:
DGN Productions (Digital Graphic Novel Productions) is a newly formed production company and studio made up of industry veterans within the comics and video game industries. Through strategic licensing of key comic book titles and the use of recognized industry professionals within the fields of animation and video game development, DGN Pro. Intl. is dedicated to producing cutting-edge video games; comics and animated features adapted from some the biggest and brightest Hong Kong, Japanese and Korean comic book properties. DGN Productions Intl. was founded June 2004 and is based in Fremont California.
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