As the sword-and-sandals-epic “Wrath of the Titans” has become one of independent comic book publisher Bluewater Production most successful fiction titles, the original 2008 mini-series is being re-released this spring as a special edition graphic novel through partner Skyhorse Publishing.
According to Bluewater, the expanded version will include over 30 pages of never-before-seen material and be released in hardcover format and as an eBook through Paperless Publishing.
“It’s a timeless story; a classic story and with all the new material, it still seems fresh,” said Bluewater president Darren G. Davis, “I’m looking forward to seeing the title in libraries, schools and book stores across the country.”
Written by Davis and his brother Scott Davis, “Wrath of the Titans” tells the story of Greek mythological hero Perseus after he has defeated Medusa, saved the city from the Kraken and became king of Argos. The story is full of Olympian intrigue, double-crosses, revenge, heroes, gods, monsters…and mayhem.
“Wrath of the Titans,” scheduled for a March 2012 release, is a 128-page graphic novel (comprised of the four original individual issues plus additional promotional extras including a new cover by famed DC artist Joe Phillips). It is illustrated by Nadir Balan.
This book will be the first Bluewater title distributed as a hardcover edition. It includes a new cover by DC Comics’ Joe Phillips.
“It is the first step of a great adventure,” said Skyhorse Publisher Tony Lyons, “We look forward to the success of this book and to putting many future Bluewater titles in the hands of new fans.”
Additionally the expanded edition is being prepared for an eBook rendition at the same time by Paperless Publishing.
“Our goal from the beginning of Paperless Publishing was to take eBooks and translate them into hard covers. I am pleased that we are doing that with “Wrath of the Titans” and Skyhorse Publishing. Bluewater has been a great partner for Paperless Publishing as we have distributed over 100 of their eBooks to much success,” said Meghan Kilduff, Paperless’ publisher.
Bluewater president Darren G. Davis emphasizes that “Wrath of the Titans” is an extension of the original movie’s vision and concept and has no current ties with the sequel to the “Clash of the Titans” remake baring the same name.
The graphic novel will retail for $18.99. It will be available through traditional retail outlets, comic book shops, traditional book stores and several online venues including Amazon.com and the Barnes and Noble.
About Bluewater Productions
Bluewater Productions Inc. is one of the top independent production studios of comic books, young adult books and graphic novels. Its extensive catalog of titles includes the bestsellers “10th Muse” and “The Legend of Isis” ”Bluewater publishes comic books in partnership with entertainment icon William Shatner (“TekWar Chronicles”), legendary filmmaker Ray Harryhausen (“Wrath of the Titans,” “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars,” “Jason and the Argonauts,” et al) and celebrated actor Vincent Price (“Vincent Price Presents”), Additionally, Bluewater publishes a highly successful line of biographical comics under the titles “Female Force” and “Political Power.”
Bluewater aims to unite cutting-edge art and engaging stories produced by its stable of the publishing industry’s top artists and writers.
Bluewater’s books are managed by Jarred Weisfeld of Objective Media.
About Skyhorse Publishing
Skyhorse Publishing was launched in September 2006 by Tony Lyons, former president and publisher of the Lyons Press, and its first titles were published in March 2007. Lyons talked to dozens of potential investors, all of whom asked the same question: “Can a new book publishing company make it in the current environment?” His response remains: “Succeeding as an independent publisher is not going to be easy, but by scouring the country for genre books that large publishers ignore, resurrecting forgotten classics, and by moving both more quickly and with greater attention to detail than other publishers, I believe we can flourish.”
Skyhorse—with its four imprints (Arcade Publishing, Allworth Publishing, Sports Publishing, and Sky Pony Press) now boasts a backlist of 1,500 books. Since its founding, Skyhorse has published an eclectic and maverick list that includes books on history, politics, rural living, humor, and more. With its new imprints, the Skyhorse program now includes business, art, fiction, regional books, and children’s books.
About Objective Entertainment (Paperless Publishing)
Paperless Publishing was founded by Objective Entertainment’s Jarred Weisfeld and is a full service book to eBook conversion and publishing house. Meghan Kilduff has moved over from Objective Entertainment to be the new company’s Publisher. Paperless Publishing is looking to publish both fiction and nonfiction in all genres.