Hey folks, gia from Anime Vice here! I hit up Del Rey Manga's panel at Comic-Con this year, and as usual, it was a big hit. But there was a bonus this year: Del Rey's newest imprint, Del Rey Comics! I kinda thought some of you might be interested.
One of the first announcements they made for the imprint was a graphic novel adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the novel in which Seth Grahame-Smith rewrites Jane Austen's classic romance to include a zombie infestation. The graphic novel will be adapted by Tony Lee, who also does the Dr. Who comics, among other things.
A few other cool items:
- Another launch title is the adaptation of Stephen King's The Talisman, by Peter Straub. This will actually be released in monthly floppies a la traditional comics; when asked why, associate publisher Dallas Middaugh observes that the decline in comics sales is slower than people seem to think it is, and doing it monthly spreads out the cost of the book...which leads me to believe it's being treated as an experiment for now.
- A comic based on Avatar: The Last Airbender, to be written by Dave Roman. The prequel art will be done by Nina Matsumoto, who just won an Eisner award for her Simpsons short story "Murder,He Wrote."
- The Splendid Magic of Penny Arcade is the 11 1/2th anniversary book for the gaming webcomic, which we're told will contain new material, not a collection of strips.
And of course, there was a bunch of manga news, so if you're into that kinda thing you can read it over at Vice!