Free Comic Book Day (FCBD), the comic industry’s most high-profile annual event, will feature the highly-anticipated BRUCE LEE: THE DRAGON RISES as one of the thirty-eight Silver Sponsors’ books available on Saturday, May 7th, 2016, at participating comic book shops worldwide.

Retailers on the FCBD Selection Committee chose 50 titles overall, 12 Gold Sponsor and 38 Silver Sponsor books, to provide fans with a wide range of stories to choose from as well as new genres and publishers to discover. BRUCE LEE: THE DRAGON RISES is an adventure-comedy for readers of all ages from Darby Pop Publishing and Bruce Lee Enterprises.

“We hope the BRUCE LEE: THE DRAGON RISES comic book created for Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) – complete with its unique photo cover — will help build awareness of our brand-new monthly series chronicling the return of the beloved actor, philosopher, teacher and, of course, martial artist,” said Jeff Kline, founder of Darby Pop Publishing, Kline is also the book’s co-writer, having teamed with Bruce’s own daughter, Shannon Lee. A specially-priced, double-sized first issue will hit retailer’s shelves in April 2016.


For a listing of BRUCE LEE: THE DRAGON RISES #1 FCBD 2016 EDITION, visit

Synopsis: It’s 2016, and Bruce Lee never died. And he hasn’t aged. But, he has no idea who he is, what’s happened in the world in the past 40+ years, or why so many “thugs” want a piece of him. With the help of a fly BFF from the ’70s – Joe Toomey, P.I. – and pair of precocious teens, Bruce will piece together a mystery more insidious than ever imagined, and find himself forced to do battle with both an enigmatic Villain and his very own conscience. The Dragon rises… and “walks on” once more! Co-written by Bruce’s daughter, Shannon Lee, and Jeff Kline (Jackie Chan Adventures, Indestructible)! Art by Brandon McKinney. Colors by Zac Atkinson. Cover art by Bernard Chang.

About Darby Pop Publishing
Founder Jeff Kline started Darby Pop Publishing with the goal of using the visual medium of sequential art — aka comic books — to tell all-new stories. As a life-long lover of the form, Jeff convinced a small circle of his movie/tv friends to join him as he “broke into” comics after writing/producing nearly 1000 episodes of television over the past two decades. Two years and 40+ books later, Darby Pop Publishing continues to be a creator-owned labor of love.

About Bruce Lee Entertainment
BRUCE LEE ENTERTAINMENT, LLC a production company with exclusive access to international icon Bruce Lee’s name, likeness, story, copyrighted and unfinished works and trademarks, aims to work with select, like-minded partners to create and produce content in all media that honors, embodies and upholds Bruce Lee and the Bruce Lee legacy not only as a source of entertainment but a continued source of motivation and inspiration for people the world over. Owned and operated by Shannon Lee, Bruce Lee Entertainment is a subsidiary of Bruce Lee Enterprises, the exclusive owner of all rights and marks relating to the use of Bruce Lee’s name, image and attributes worldwide.


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