With all the troubles Devil’s Due Publishing has been in, it doesn’t surprise me that another publisher would pick up their titles. Arcana Studios has announced it has acquired a selection of titles from the company for further publication.
- Kore: A blundering college slacker releases evil from an ancient tomb.
- Warstone: Only a long lost half-elf, half-human can stop a dark scorcerer from ruling the Earth.
- Mercy Sparx: A devil girl is contracted by Heaven to hunt down rogue angels.
- Misplaced: A powerful outcast from Utopia finds her new life on Earth.
- Defex: Five student scientists discover hidden powers in human DNA.
- Breakdown: A superhero becomes a deadly vigilante after the murder of his family.
- Blade of Kumori: is the lone daughter of an old samurai but the family has changed their purpose to for-profit security and assassination.
Arcana plans on publishing 80 original graphic novels through June of 2011, and this acquisition should put them on track to meet that goal.
“There are a number of Hollywood companies trying to be comic book publishers, but so few are actually publishing. We’ve continually published at least three books every single month since 2004, and it’s a track record that I’m very proud of… publishing printed books in a digital age is not easy but we’ve found through hard work and passion, it is possible to establish the necessary distribution for the project and to grow our readership. The acquisition of the Devil’s Due intellectual properties is a fantastic opportunity to continue to grow our library, our characters and to develop new branded storyworlds while helping DDP to generate revenue going to its creditors in difficult times,” said Sean Patrick O’Reilly. “We will be working directly with Josh Blaylock, the creator of these properties, who brings a great creative style to the Aftermath line-up as well as the other properties and we know this is going to lead to amazing opportunities. We are thrilled to be working with him on this project. “
Next week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast, we’ll be looking at Koni Waves: The Perfect Wave from Arcana.