Transfuzion Publishing has announced the official comic book adaptation of the cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, will be collected and released in October 2012. Collecting the Caliber Comics series, the full color graphic novel not only has all three issues to complete the adaptation but also special features such as the lyrics to all the songs, the fan club version of the audience participation guide including a prop list, and more.
Adapted and illustrated by Kevin VanHook, the official The Rocky Horror Picture Show comic has been out of print for nearly 20 years and will be presented in trade paperback form for the first time ever.
“The Rocky Horror comics were a great hit for Caliber,” said former publisher Gary Reed, “and while we did a collection at the time, it was just a thick comic with no additional material. It’s great to be able to offer all the back material in this collection as well.” Reed is also the publisher of Transfuzion Publishing.
Kevin VanHook adapted the classic film during his time at Caliber. Afterwards, he left Caliber and ended up at Valiant where he became Executive Editor and also the writer/artist of his co-creation, Bloodshot. VanHook has also written most recently for DC although he has established himself in film with six pictures that he has written and directed.
The trade paperback is available now for ordering from comic shops and is in the Diamond Previews for October shipping, in time for Halloween. The Diamond Spotlighted title has the Previews order code #AUG121317.
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW 128 pages, Full Color, $17.99 978-0-9857493-1-6
About The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Considered the greatest cult film of all time and still in limited release, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the longest-running film release in film history. It was adapted from a stage play from Richard O’Brien produced by Lou Adler and Michael White. The film starred Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwich along with a memorable performance from Richard O’Brien.
About Transfuzion Publishing
Transfuzion is a publishing house focusing on creator owned books and as on August, 2012, has released 50 graphic novels. Although initially, Transfuzion featured compilations of previously published material, in the last year, they have moved into presenting all new material also. With such titles as Mike Carey and Michael Gaydos’ Inferno, The Rocky Horror Picture Show collection, Dirk Manning’s Write or Wrong, and other titles, the profile of Transfuzion has risen considerably in the last few months.