Michael Bay Launching Interactive Comic Book Line
Michael Bay's 451 Media Group, the digital media company co-founded by Bay, has announced it is launching a new interactive comic book line featuring printed graphic novels coupled with digital video.
Variety reports the graphic novels will debut at this October's New York Comic-Com, with a sneak peek coming through Machinima.
The creators of the graphic novels include Scott Rosenberg (“Con Air”), Skip Woods (“Wolverine”), George Pelecanos (“The Wire”), Mark Mallouk (“Black Mass”), Clay McLeod Chapman (“The Avengers”) and Peter and Paul Williams (vfx for “Avatar,” “The Avengers”).
451 Media is touting Touchcode technology from T+ink to span print and digital worlds, in which ink used in the printing process of graphic novels published by 451 will unlock access to exclusive content on users’ touch-screen-enabled mobile and tablet devices.
“We discover great stories by way of our team of top-notch writers, screenwriters and authors and then work with our technology partners to turn those stories into truly immersive entertainment experiences,” 451 Media CEO Doug Nunes said in a press release.
Michael Bay, is of course, known for directing the Transformers movies.
451 Media Group also released the following promo:
451 Interactive Publishing redraws the boundaries of what comic book storytelling can be. By combining Touchcode technology with the visionary talents of today’s top screenwriters, best selling authors, and the comic industry’s leading artists we have created a first of it’s kind interactive experience. By creating characters and worlds so large they break through the confines of the panel and page we are captivating and engaging readers with a fresh and entirely unique experience.
First Issue In Stores: 10/14/15