LEGENDARY COMICS PARTNERS WITH MARK WAID, SHANE DAVIS, AND
MAX BROOKS FOR 2013 GRAPHIC NOVEL
Trio Joins The Tower Chronicles Creative Team of Matt Wagner and Simon Bisley As Legendary Continues To Expand Its Talent Lineup
Additional Project Announcements From Top Tier Talent Will Be Unveiled At Legendary’s Comics Panel Thursday Afternoon
Burbank, CA – July 12, 2012 – Legendary Comics, the comic division of Legendary Entertainment, is using Comic-Con International 2012 as the venue to unveil the new creators who will be working on projects for the company in 2013. Legendary announced today that Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Daredevil), Shane Davis (Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns, Superman: Earth One), and Max Brooks (The Zombie Survival Guide,G.I. Joe: Hearts & Minds) will join forces on Shadow Walk, an all-new graphic novel that is set to launch in 2013. At its panel on Thursday afternoon, Legendary will be making another project announcement featuring one of the biggest names in comics.
Also appearing at Comic-Con for Legendary are Matt Wagner (Grendel, Mage) and Simon Bisley (2000 AD & Lobo) – who are currently working on the division’s first-original IP release of The Tower Chronicles, which hits stores September 28. With a story co-created by Legendary Entertainment’s Chairman and CEO Thomas Tull, Executive Producer of 300 & The Dark Knight, The Tower Chronicles creates a new mythology on familiar worlds through a unique take on the bounty hunter storyline. Renowned artist Jim Lee created the first cover for The Tower Chronicles. The cover art for the second book of Volume One, which was drawn by an equally acclaimed artist, will also be revealed at the Legendary Comics panel on Thursday at 5 pm in Room 6A.
About Shadow Walk
“As I Walk Through The Valley In The Shadow of Death.”
Is the Shadow of Death a metaphor or could it be a real place? Three separate incidents – in 1914, 1948, and 1968 – in a valley near modern day Iraq seem to give credence to those who believe it is a real place. In each incident, all occurring during a time of war, a group of soldiers disappears and is never heard from again. Satellite photos over the Valley displays images that seem to defy the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Firsthand accounts and video – previously never before having seen the light of day - from all three incidents portray remarkably consistent tales of men being mutilated and god awful shrieking that could only be from a demon or monster.
Now, two weeks ago, another photo taken over the area hints at some kind of new energy source. A small group of Special-Ops soldiers is sent into the Valley with two props – the skull of John the Baptist and a shard from the actual cross on which Jesus was crucified. Led by John Raines, an efficient killer with a strong code of ethics who has been rotting in Guantanamo for allegedly killing his entire platoon when he was dispatched into the Valley six months ago, they head into battle against a whole roster of creatures. Now they will find out once and for all if the road to Hell has just opened up.
About The Tower Chronicles
THE TOWER CHRONICLES is the collective title of a series comprising three books. The first chapter of Book One is due to hit stores this September. The trilogy explores the history and contemporary adventures of John Tower, a supernatural bounty hunter with a grim and secretive past that haunts his every action. Written by Matt Wagner (Grendel, Mage) and featuring stunning art by acclaimed 2000 AD & Lobo artist Simon Bisley, THE TOWER CHRONICLES will set a new standard in supernatural action/adventure through a story created by Legendary Entertainment’s Chairman and CEO Thomas Tull, Executive Producer of 300 & The Dark Knight.
About Legendary Entertainment
Legendary Entertainment is a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures), television (Legendary Television) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to mainstream audiences with a targeted focus on the powerful fandom demographic. Through complete or joint ownership, Legendary is building a library of marquee media properties and has established itself as a trusted brand which consistently delivers high-quality, commercial entertainment including some of the world's most popular intellectual property. Among the wholly-owned projects that Legendary Pictures is currently developing in-house are the upcoming Seventh Son, directed by Sergei Bodrov; the Jackie Robinson biopic 42; an adaptation of the phenomenally successful interactive game universe Warcraft; Godzilla, based on Toho Company’s famed character; Warren Ellis’ Gravel; and Mass Effect, based on Electronic Arts’ and BioWare’s hit videogame franchise. Upcoming Legendary releases with partner Warner Bros. include the highly anticipated Pacific Rim, as well as Hangover 3, Man of Steel, Jack the Giant Killer,300: Battle of Artemisium, and this summer’s The Dark Knight Rises. Previous successful Legendary and Warner Bros. releases include the critically acclaimed Inception, which has been a box office smash grossing more than $823 million worldwide, as well as the global blockbusters The Hangover, Parts I and II (over $1 billion worldwide total), Clash of the Titans ($493 million worldwide), The Dark Knight ($1 billion worldwide), and 300($456 million worldwide).