Press Release Liquid Comics has completed the management buyout of Virgin Comics led by the founding management team of Gotham Chopra, Sharad Devarajan and Suresh Seetharaman. Liquid Comics will continue to develop innovative digital, film, animation, and gaming projects for its original character, stories and other properties. Commenting on the change, Sharad Devarajan said, “Virgin Group has been a fantastic partner with whom to work and together we have established a strong foundation of great character properties and media partnerships. We remain fully committed to continuing our mission to provide a home for innovative creators and storytellers across the world.”
The reports started circulating yesterday that Virgin Comics, founded by Sir Richard Branson and Indian based Gotham Comics were shutting the print comic division down.Â Today the news is clarified as Virgin released the following statement pertaining to the New York offices: NEW YORK, NY, August 26, 2008 ” Virgin Comics announced today that it will be reorganizing its operations and closing its New York office to consolidate in an LA base. The Company is currently working with management to restructure the business and will release its future plans in the next few weeks. Sharad Devarajan, CEO, said, â€œWe remain
Virgin Comics is teaming with Hugh Jackman, Marc GuggenheimÂ and Paul Gulacy to give five randomly selected winners a chance to be drawn into an upcoming Nowhere Man issue. Nowhere Man takes place 500 years in the future, when the Earth’s population has been infected with a virus that allows an oppressive government to monitor their thoughts.Â It’s the Patriot Act gone haywire. But a group of rebels have engineered the ultimate weapon: a genetically altered child, born immune to the virus.Â He’s the only one on the planet who can bring some semblance of privacy and individuality back to
Virgin Comics has announced it has formed a collaboration with Grant Morrison on MBXÂ a new intellectual property and animation franchise based on Indiaâ€™s iconic myth The Mahabharata. Morrisonâ€™s re-imagining of the epic tale of two families at war and the fate of the universe that hangs in the balance features an ancient world fused with incredible technology and super beings.Â At San Diego Comic-Con 2008, animation for the project will get its first public look.
Virgin Comics has announced its plans for San Diego Comic Con, including a panel with Stan Lee, Grant Morrison and more. PANELS Stan Lee and Grant Morrison talk Virgin Comics (Thursday, July 24th, 10:45-11:45 am in Ballroom 20) Two of the most important creators in the history of comic books team up to discuss the bold new frontiers being explored in the art of storytelling.Â Legendary creator Stan Lee (Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man, X-Men) shares his insights on the world of comics, and presents never-before-revealed hints of his new superhero universe with Virgin Comics.Â Joining Stan is prolific creator Grant
It’s the crossover event of the century! Ok, it may not be that, but it does mark an interesting crossover between Top Cow and Virgin Comics. Top Cow has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the series that arrives April 30, 2008.
The Sci Fi Channel and Virgin Comics teamed up previously for the Stranded series, and yesterday, the two announced their next joint venture Superbia. When the newest residents of Woodshire Village, a pair of young newlyweds, moved to the quaint cul-de-sac, they expected life to be strange. But â€œstrangeâ€ doesnâ€™t quite cover it. A residential community for superheroes, Woodshire Village boasts affordable housing and easy commutes to all major crime scenes. And when the heroes are away, the spouses play. One would expect Woodshire Village to be the safest community imaginable however itâ€™s not without its share of secrets, scandal,
If you tried to keep up with the myriad of announcements coming from the New York Comic Con, you might have missed the announcement that Stan Lee is forming a new partnership with Virgin Comics. â€œWhat a dream assignment!â€ enthused the always-ebullient Lee. â€œI canâ€™t wait to start pitting my newest, most exciting superheroes against comicdomâ€™s most powerful, diabolical super villains and then have the fun of tossing them into far-out, thrill-a-minute adventures to challenge the readersâ€™ imagination! And who better to share in the fun, creating wondrous new worlds without limit, than the incredibly talented and dedicated guys at
As if the zombie genre can’t get any more weird, we now have Virgin Comics releasing a zombie tale from David Harris and Christine Schenley set in the bright lights, big city of New York.
Virgin Comics has announced Hugh Jackman and Marc Guggenheim are teaming to create the original comic series Nowhere Man to comics. Story details are being kept under wraps but Virgin officials describe the story as a Sci Fi odyssey set in a groundbreaking vision of the future in which mankind has traded privacy for safety. Jackman cites his work as Wolverine for inspiring him to get into comics. â€œI am so excited to work with Virgin and Marc and create a compelling character and story that hopefully will also make it to the big screen,” said Jackman in a prepared
“I think the garbage cans and toilet brush are a nice touch…” After the bad experience I had with Jenna Jamesonâ€™s Shadow Hunter, I was a little hesitant to review yet another new title from Virgin Comics. But not everything from Virgin is bad. The companyâ€™s Dan Dare series is actually quite good. So with two titles on opposite ends of the spectrum weighing in, I sat down to read The Megas by Jonathan Mostow and John Harrison, wondering where it would fall on the scale of good to bad.