ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - September 30, 2014) - Red Giant Entertainment Inc. (OTC: REDG), an innovative Intellectual Property company specializing in high quality characters and content for use in a variety of media and entertainment, is pleased to announce that preliminary orders from Diamond Comic Distributors total approximately 900,000 copies for each #1 issue of Red Giant's GIANT-SIZE free line of ad-supported comic books.
"We are incredibly grateful for this strong show of support from comic retailers, as are we to Diamond, who has been very supportive of this venture," said Benny Powell, CEO of Red Giant. "Without it, launching something as revolutionary as GIANT-SIZE into the marketplace would be nearly impossible. Getting this amazing response beyond our expectations so early ensures that, combined with our additional distribution through North America's largest toy store chain, we will have no trouble whatsoever achieving our one million copies per issue circulation goal."
The advertising-supported, free book line consists of one title per week in any given month and will kick off December with GIANT-SIZE ACTION #1, GIANT-SIZE FANTASY #1, GIANT-SIZE ADVENTURE #1, and GIANT-SIZE THRILLS #1. Each book contains two separate on-going stories, playing off its title moniker, and widening the net to attract new readers in the process. It is the acquisition of new readers that has long been Red Giant's stated goal.
"This year we made a point of exhibiting at February's ComicsPRO Annual Meeting in Atlanta and May's Diamond Retailer Summit in Las Vegas, in addition to our regular exhibit at July's San Diego Comic-Con," said David Campiti, COO of Red Giant. "We met with retailers from across the country at all of these events, and we heard their concerns first-hand. In turn, they heard our enthusiasm for attracting new customers to their stores, and for promoting a love of comic books among readers from all age groups and walks of life. GIANT-SIZE is an outreach to new comic fans unlike anything ever attempted, and I think we got that message across to our partners in this endeavor."
GIANT-SIZE ACTION will feature TESLA (a buddy action series featuring historical characters Nicola Tesla and Mark Twain), written by Terry Keefe & David Lawrence with art by Bong Dazo; and WAYWARD SONS (modern descendants of mythic heroes, now in development as a feature film), written by Benny Powell and illustrated by Nigel Raynor.
GIANT-SIZE FANTASY offers DUEL IDENTITY (America's favorite female hero is secretly a deadly spy) written by Elaine Lee with art by Jon Lam & Candice Han; and THE FIRST DAUGHTER (the commander-in-chief's superpowered daughter leads a team of time-displaced presidential offspring fighting an alien invasion), written by Chris Crosby & Mike Rosenzweig with art by Tina Francisco.
GIANT-SIZE ADVENTURE will premiere AMPED (disabled children given enhanced android bodies for mobility) written by Brian Augustyn with art by Pasquale Qualano; and MAGIKA (based on Red Giant's upcoming JOURNEY TO MAGIKA animated feature film about a young boy who finds himself in a fantastical land) written by Kevin Juaire & David Lawrence with art by Wilson Tortosa & Sebastian Cheng.
GIANT-SIZE THRILLS launches MONSTER ISLE (teens accidentally unleash monsters from an abandoned amusement park) written by Larry Hama with art by Aurelio Massara; and PANDORA'S BLOGS (a supernatural romance about a young blogger uncovering the mysteries of her new town), by David Campiti, Jinky Coronado & Larry Tuazon.
"We truly believe that this will help bolster readership for the industry as a whole," added Powell. "We couldn't have done this if the retailers did not believe in us as much as we believe in them and the medium itself. We could not be more excited for the future."
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Red Giant Entertainment Inc. (OTC: REDG) is a Nevada corporation that specializes in intellectual property (IP) development for multiple media platforms and transmedia propagation. The cornerstone of this development is based around the more than three dozen online and print graphic novel properties in various stages of production as well as the cast of thousands of characters from those series. These properties have a readership that numbers in the millions globally. Some of these properties are actively in development into other media such as movies, video games, television, novels, toys, apparel, applications, etc. through either direct production or licensing agreements.
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