The Vincent Price brand at Bluewater has be a staple for over 5 years. On September 11, Bluewater will be delving into the non-fiction world of Vincent Price with a Tribute bio of his life story with a foreword by Roger Corman.
Bluewater’s popular Tribute comic book series, takes a look into the life of the master of classic horror Vincent Price. Price has been a master of all things horror and terror for almost the full 100 years since his birth. He’s been in music videos and read the most dark and stormy of stories, and he’s been in every aspect of the horror genre, but now, you get to take a peek inside the coffin and will gasp in shock and awe at the story that will unfold. Come inside and take a seat, the time of your life is about to begin.
The 32-page comic book released this week, is written by CW Cooke and drawn by V. Kenneth Marion with a cover by Taylan Kurtulus.
He changed the face and tone of radio for a raw, edgier generation and then set his sites on TV, movies, books and satellite broadcasting. Howard Stern, the pioneering “shock jock” and self-proclaimed “king of all media” was selected as the first subject to be featured in Bluewater Productions’ latest biography comic title “Orbit.”
Howard Stern News announced the upcoming April 2011 issue on the January 26th broadcast of the “Howard Stern Show” on Sirius XM Satellite Radio.
“Orbit: Howard Stern” lifts the veil on the man behind the microphone by examining his rise to fame, his assault on the status quo of broadcasting, his over-the-top, sometimes crude persona and his ground breaking move to satellite radio.
“He is the voice of a generation, the voice of dissent, the voice of the people. He says what we all want to say and does what we all want to do…and people love him for it,” said writer CW Cooke. “He’s been in the public eye for years, but he’s still an enigma.”
“Orbit,” according to Bluewater president Darren Davis is a natural extension of the biography comic division established by Bluewater’s “Female Force,” “Fame,” and “Political Power.”
“We are launching ‘Orbit’ with a skew towards a more male demographic. When we weighed the possibilities of featuring people like Stern, LeBron James, Gary Gygax and JRR Tolkien into our existing titles, the tone and tenor didn’t match. Their enduring popularity and contributions to popular culture are worthy of coverage, but they needed a different voice in which to present the material. ‘Orbit’ fits that bill”
The inaugural issue of “Orbit,” penned by Cooke and illustrated by Kent Hurlburt, retails for $3.99 and will be available through local comic book shops and various online venues such as Amazon.com. Two alternative covers for the issue were designed by Micha_ Szyksznian and Juan Mar Studios.
The suggested retail price (SRP) for the upcoming comic book is $3.99. To make sure you get your copy, contact your local comic book store to pre-order it. To find a comic book store near you go to www.comicshoplocator.com. The comic will also be on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/hQjmYP
Bluewater Productions has already completed comic book biographies of Twilight actors Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart and of the author who first brought Twilight to life, Stephenie Meyer. In August, the comics company will add actor Taylor Lautner to the mix.
Lautner, who plays shape shifter Jacob Black in the Twilight films, will get his own comic from Bluewater this August. The 32-page Fame: Taylor Lautner will retail at comic shops, Amazon.com and other online sites for $3.99.
Lautner was a relatively unknown actor until he made his debut in the popular vampire-romance movies. Those days are over. Today, Lautner is as much a household name as are Stewart and Pattinson.
Lautner is also a committed actor. He studied martial arts and packed on 30 pounds of muscle for his role in the Twilight movies.
Of course, Lautner’s smile and chiseled features haven’t hurt his popularity, either, at least not among the movies’ largely female audience.
Kimberly Sherman, who’s penned the biography comics of both Pattinson and Stewart, also wrote the new Lautner comic. Warren Martineck, an artist for DC Comics’ WildStorm studio, provided the interior art, while JuanMar Studios produced the comic’s cover.
You can see exclusive pages of the comic book on MTV: http://splashpage.mtv.com/2010/05/17/taylor-lautner-comic-book-preview/
“The Twilight series has become a pop culture phenomenon,” said Darren Davis, president and founder of Bluewater Productions. “It’s transformed previously unknown actors into superstars. It seems that the same thing is happening with Taylor Lautner. We at Bluewater are happy to bring Taylor’s story to his fans, and hope that his comic helps introduce these readers to the joys of graphic storytelling.”
Bluewater Productions has carved out a niche for itself with its top-selling line of biography comics. The company’s Fame line of biographies, which chronicles the life of influential celebrities, will debut this May with comics focusing on Pattinson and Lady GaGa. Both titles are available then at comic book stores on May26th as well as Amazon in which the comics have ranked up to #300 on the site.
Bluewater also publishes the Female Force and Political Power line of comics. These biographies have features such powers as Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela and Sarah Palin.
For more information about Bluewater Productions, please visit the company’s Web site at www.bluewaterprod.com.