"Spectacular Spider-Man" producers sign all-ages project deal with Slave Labor

Official Press Release

Fresh off the hit animated series, The Spectacular Spider-Man, producers Greg Weisman (Gargoyles) and Vic Cook (Hellboy: Blood and Iron) in collaboration with SLG Publishing announce their latest all-ages creations: Progeny and Mecha-Nation.

In Progeny, teenager Mike Talan's world is turned upside down when he discovers that he's inherited his grandfather's legacy. You see, Mike's grandfather wasn't an ordinary man. Mike's grandfather is a legend. The greatest hero of them all: Night-Ray. Confronted with the discovery of his grandfather's power-band, flight boots, costume, and journal, Mike decides to try out being a super-hero. He quickly finds himself working alongside other super-powered individuals as they work together to build the foundations of a new era of heroes. An era for Progeny, the next generation of legends that will fight to bring back hope to a weary world.

The New Kid. The Geek. The Rocker. The Cheerleader. The Goth. An unlikely group of friends under normal circumstances, right? But in Mecha-Nation, Glass Lake High School's newest transfer student, Kevin Cho, discovers that he has a lot more in common with these individuals than just econ class! These kids are more than just homo-sapiens, they're Mecha-Sapiens! Empowered with the ability to transform into robotic warriors, they are Earth's latest batch of unlikely heroes; the first of a brand new Mecha-Nation!

Weisman and Cook forged a creative partnership when they were both working for Disney's Gargoyles animated series in the nineties. "[We] are very excited to reveal the secret world of the Mecha-Nation and Progeny as SLG comic books," Weisman says.

Progeny and Mecha-Nation will be published by SLG Publishing in late 2009. Greg Weisman will be appearing at the SLG Publishing booth (#1815) during Comic-Con International and will also discuss the two new projects at the SLG Panel on Saturday July 26th.

SLG Publishing is a San Jose, CA based publisher of comic books, graphic novels and related merchandise. Established in 1986 some of SLG's more notable comics and creators have included Johnny the Homicidal Maniac by Jhonen Vasquez, Lenore by Roman Dirge, Milk & Cheese by Evan Dorkin and Zombies Calling by Faith Erin Hicks.

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