Wednesday, February 14, 2007

New Comic Publisher Announced

Red 5 Comics has announced it will launch with its first titles this fall.
Red 5 Comics is the creation of Paul Ens, former director of Lucasfilm's and Lucas Online, and Scott Chitwood, co-founder of
The Red 5 line-up will be a combination of creator-owned and internally developed titles. Individual comic issues will be sold in both traditional print form at comic shops and in downloadable electronic formats online.
Among the titles in development are:
* Abyss: From Kevin Rubio, Abyss, tells the comedic and dysfunctional tale of the relationship between a son and his powerful supervillain father. Lucas Marangon is drawing the series, re-uniting the creative team behind the Dark Horse Comics' Star Wars: Tag and Bink.
* Atomic Robo: Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener chronicle the Action Science adventures of Nikola Tesla's robot across the 20th century and beyond.
* Midknight: Tom Hodges creates and illustrates the exploits of a husband-and-wife team who fight crime from the office by day and on the streets of Philadelphia at night.
* Neozoic: Created by Paul Ens, Neozoic imagines a gritty sci-fi / fantasy world where dinosaurs did not become extinct, and humanity lives under the constant threat of giant predators. Art is by J. Korim.
* Afterburn: When half the planet is destroyed by a solar flare, out of the ashes emerge the action adventures of Jake and his treasure-hunters for hire. Afterburn is written by Scott Chitwood and Paul Ens, drawn by Wayne Nichols, with covers by Matt Busch.
I love seeing new publishers entering the field. I think it pushes the big two to be better and I think it encourages mores genres of comics. I have to try and keep an eye out for these books. Do you know how hard it is to keep an eye out?


  1. well this thinly disguised george lucas ploy will at least look pretty. And like all Lucas pawns at least we know they will be EXPERT plagiarists.

  2. These all sound like fun story ideas to me - my interest is piqued and I'd definitely be willing to take a look at these. Tesla's robot, treasure hunters, and something not done very often - a husband and wife crime-fighting team!

    Of course, the first one just makes me think of Dr. Evil and Scott from the Austen Powers movies.