BlueWater Prods. is moving from production studio to publisher beginning in May 2007, in conjunction with legendary filmmaker, Ray Harryhausen. "The reason Marvel and DC is on top is because their books are of high production value and on schedule," said BlueWater Prods. president/managing editor, Darren G. Davis. "We have been working towards self publishing for a while and we are way ahead on our books. I want people to feel confident that our titles will be released when they were solicited."
In addition to Harryhausen, BlueWater will be bringing some giant talent to the mix; such as Randy Green (WITCHBLADE), Billy Tucci (HEROES FOR HIRE), Tone Rodriguez (CONAN), Randy Queen (DARKCHYLDE), Nadir Balan (VSS), Ryan Scott Ottney (LEGEND OF ISIS), David McIntee (DR. WHO), William O'Neill (VOILENT MASSIAHS), Paul Storrie (JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES) and Matt Wieman (MAINSTAY STUDIOS).
Each RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS comic will feature five pages of original artwork from Harryhausen's collection, thanks to a partnership with Every Picture Tells a Story: the Santa Monica-based gallery that sells Harryhausen's works.
"Ray Harryhausen is one of the reasons I create comics," Davis said. "CLASH OF THE TITANS made a priceless impression on my career, and I'm honored to work with Ray. He inspired and motivated me to take LEGENDS into different media. These books are a chance to do a real a real collaborative effort with Ray, and not just another licensing gimmick."
"As an artist, I've always enjoyed exploring new and interesting areas," said Harryhausen. "Although many of my feature films, beginning with 'THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD,' were adapted into the comic book format, I have never been directly involved with that particular art form -- until now. I am very happy to be working with BlueWater Prods., who have already done wonderful work with their 10TH MUSE and ISIS comicbooks, and look forward to seeing these characters in new and exciting adventures."
Among Harryhausen's involvement with BlueWater Prods. is a series of books titled, RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS, featuring such classics as WRATH OF THE TITANS, 20 MILLION MILES MORE, SINBAD ROUGE OF MARS, JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS: KINGDOM OF HADES, BACK TO MYSTERIOUS ISLAND, THE ELEMENTALS ... and Harryhausen's all-new rendition of a classic BlueWater heroine, THE 10TH MUSE.
The schedule is as follows:
May 2007RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS: WRATH OF THE TITANS #1
June 2007RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS: WRATH OF THE TITANS #2RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS: 20 MILLION MILES MORE #1
July 2007RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS: WRATH OF THE TITANS #3RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS: 20 MILLION MILES MORE #2
August 2007RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS: WRATH OF THE TITANS #4RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS: 20 MILLION MILES MORE #3
September 2007RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS: SINBAD ROUGE OF MARS #1 (OF 5)RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS: 20 MILLION MILES MORE #4
October 2007RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS: SINBAD ROUGE OF MARS #2
November 2007JUDO GIRL #2RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS: SINBAD ROUGE OF MARS #3RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS: 10TH MUSE #1 (OF 4)
December 2007RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS: SINBAD ROUGE OF MARS #4RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS: 10TH MUSE #2
Other books coming soon to BlueWater Prods. include BLACKBEARD LEGACY, INSANE JANE, and GEARZ; as well as more from the RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS line, such as JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS: KINGDOM OF HADES, BACK TO MYSTERIOUS ISLAND and THE ELEMENTALS.
For more information, visit www.bluewaterprod.com.