ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - September 19, 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 the final line-up and initial release dates for its advertising-supported GIANT-SIZE comic book titles to be distributed weekly through North America's largest toy store chain and thousands of comic book specialty retailers.
As a result of circumstances beyond Red Giant Entertainment's control, GIANT-SIZE is now scheduled to launch the first week of December, a month later than had been previously planned. "Requests for more time from advertisers and partners necessitated a slight delay while they prepare the mechanisms necessary to make our spectacular plans go off without a hitch," explained Red Giant CEO Benny Powell. "GIANT-SIZE will be literally the biggest launch that the comic book medium has seen in decades."
With a circulation of one million copies per week, the GIANT-SIZE line will be published with one genre-specific title beginning each week in December 2014, with Wednesday release dates into comic shops. The comic shop and toy chain editions will showcase different covers.
"By any standards, our line-up of projects and writer-and-artist talents is massive and inspired," said David Campiti, COO of Red Giant. "We've been blessed with a creative team that includes Stoker Award-winning, Emmy Award and Pulitzer Prize-nominated, New York Times best-selling writers -- and some of the finest videogame designers/painters and comics artists from all over the planet, including Marvel and DC talents."
GIANT-SIZE ACTION, beginning the week of December 1st, 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, beginning the week of December 8th, 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, beginning the week of December 15th, 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, beginning the week of December 29th, launches MONSTER ISLE (teens accidentally unleash monsters from an abandoned amusement park) written by Larry Hama with art by Aurelio/Project B; 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.
Red Giant's GIANT-SIZE line was first previewed in comic shops worldwide on Free Comic Book Day in May with a four-pack bundle of #0 issues. Two new features (AMPED and MONSTER ISLE) have been added to the roster for the December launch, while two well-received features previewed in those #0 issues are being spun off from that 400,000-copy circulation FCBD launch pad as "paid" comic book titles.
Standalone bi-monthly DARCHON and SHADOW CHILDREN ongoing series will roll out in early 2015, at a suggested retail cover price of $2.99. Both titles will carry paid advertising as an additional revenue stream, and will be distributed to the comic book specialty market by Diamond Comic Distributors.
Additionally, this holiday season and the new year will see the premiere of several Red Giant books distributed by Diamond to comic shops. "Comic store owners urged us to support our GIANT-SIZE free comics initiative with a strong line of 'paid' books, so with that in mind, we are publishing several book projects in addition to the two exciting new series spinning out of GIANT-SIZE," said Powell. Most notably, those titles will include the worldwide release of THE MIKE DEODATO, JR. SKETCHBOOK by the superstar Marvel artist, as well as the graphic novels BANZAI GIRL Volume 1 and EXPOSURE Volume 2. All three will roll out into the national bookstore chain market soon thereafter.
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ABOUT RED GIANT ENTERTAINMENT INC.
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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