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Legendary Comics and Penguin Books Join Forces [Update]

Legendary works with Penguin and announces three new series.

Update: We've obtained a couple images from Legendary.

Legendary Comics, a division of Legendary Entertainment, announced today it has entered into an exclusive multi-year sales and distribution agreement with Penguin Random House Publisher Services, a division of Penguin Random House, that will service Legendary to the book trades. Legendary will continue to work with Diamond in the direct market. In addition to distribution, Penguin Random House will provide sales, production, and publishing services.

“We want to deliver great comics, and this new agreement with Penguin Random House enables us to be much more effective in bringing our stories to readers. We are very excited by this new venture,” said David Sadove of Legendary’s Publishing Operations.

Jeff Abraham, President of Penguin Random House Publisher Services, added “Legendary is known for creating some of the most popular films of the past decade. We’re excited to partner with Legendary Comics and to help grow their publishing unit into a thriving participant in the graphic novel market.”

In addition to announcing the new partnership, Legendary Comics is announcing three new titles today.

"Penguin Random House Publisher Services’ expertise will enable us to broaden our reach as we expand our ever-growing catalogue. Working with a mix of seasoned comic book pros and some bright newcomers, we are committed to delivering the best new stories, characters and worlds in the industry. The three new titles we are announcing today are just the tip of the iceberg of what's to come from Legendary Comics,” said Bob Schreck, Legendary Comics’ Editor-In-Chief.

A TOWN CALLED DRAGON

Writer: Judd Winick

Artist: Geoff Shaw

Modern-day America and ancient mythology collide when the last dragon egg finally hatches, and an ordinary group of citizens must unite to defeat it.

Coming in September 2014.

EPOCHALYPSE

Writer: Jonathan Hennessey

Artist: Shane Davis

When a mysterious space-time phenomenon causes 600 years of human history to collapse into a single era, an elite team of Resynchronization officers must wage a war against the very laws of time.

Coming in Fall 2014.

THE HARVESTER

Writer: Brandon Seifert

Artist: Eric Battle

A supernatural suspense story unfolds when two rebellious investigators discover that the nightmarish urban legend of “The Harvester” is more real – and more dangerous – than they ever imagined.

Coming in 2015.

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Posted by AllStarSuperman

Town called Dragon seems kinda interesting.

Posted by tparks

Town called Dragon seems kinda interesting.

That's what I was thinking too.

Posted by Knightfall225

All seem pretty interesting. Hopefully the last one has horror in it

Edited by RulerOfThisUniverse

Those books seem pretty cool.

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Posted by dondave

Couldn't they just adapt some of their movies?

Posted by longbowhunter

I love Witch Doctor, so the Brandon Seifert book has me intrigued.

Edited by sagejonathan

I am intrigued. Will check them out.

Posted by GraniteSoldier

@tparks said:

@allstarsuperman said:

Town called Dragon seems kinda interesting.

That's what I was thinking too.

Seconded. I hope it's the bottom left image, looks beastly.

@dondave said:

Couldn't they just adapt some of their movies?

I know Godzilla has a series at IDW, but I'd love to see some stories revolving around the 2014 Godzilla from Legendary.

Posted by kriminal

@tparks said:

@allstarsuperman said:

Town called Dragon seems kinda interesting.

That's what I was thinking too.

Seconded. I hope it's the bottom left image, looks beastly.

my first thought also.

Posted by NightFang

@tparks said:

@allstarsuperman said:

Town called Dragon seems kinda interesting.

That's what I was thinking too.

Seconded. I hope it's the bottom left image, looks beastly.

@dondave said:

Couldn't they just adapt some of their movies?

I know Godzilla has a series at IDW, but I'd love to see some stories revolving around the 2014 Godzilla from Legendary.

IDW should do those comics because there art is fantastic.

Posted by Sighburr_Punk

They sound like RPG plot seeds lol