John Woo, creator of Seven Brothers, is on to post-production of his upcoming film Red Cliff. Check out the trailer for this two-episode Chinese epic film based on the Battle of Red Cliffs and events during the Three Kingdoms period in Ancient China. The first episode is expected to be released towards the end of 2008.
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TALL TALES OF VISHNU SHARMA: PANCHATANTRA – ON SALE 2/13
Written by Samit Basu
Art & Cover by Ashish Padlekar
SOME OLD STORIES NEVER LOSE THEIR BITE…
The tales of Vishnu Sharma have barely begun and already he’s been kidnapped by talking animals, had a near-death experience with a homicidal boy wizard, and now he’s expected to walk INTO a book called the Panchatantra, the ancient collection of Indian fables of which Vishnu is supposedly the guardian. If that weren’t enough, when Vishnu is pulled inside the pages of folklore and fantasy, death and oblivion seem all too real. This fairytale is more like a nightmare, where “THE END” is something he desperately wants to avoid.
JOHN WOO’S SEVEN BROTHERS #5 – ON SALE 2/13
Created by John Woo
Written by Ben Raab & Deric A. Hughes
Art by Edison George
Cover by David Mack
Don’t miss this heart-pounding final chapter of JOHN WOO’S SEVEN BROTHERS!
Having tapped the very essence of the Seven Brothers’ powers, Li Jiao has become a seemingly unstoppable force. But the Brothers’ secret weapon, Ronald and his Dragon alter-ego, are still missing. As Jiao uses his newfound aptitude for destruction to settle a score, can the Seven Brothers bring down the renegade monk before he makes good on his promise to avenge his father’s death?
RAMAYAN 3392AD RELOADED #4 – ON SALE 2/13
Written by Shamik Dasgupta
Art& Cover by Jeevan Kang
Variant Cover by Luke Ross
Captured by a violent tribe, Rama and his brother Lakshman are thrown into the dungeons, whileSeeta is imprisoned in a harem. Facing almost certain death, Rama is offered a chance to escape but does he dare trust an enemy with his life and the lives of his comrades? Plus, a Seeta backup story by Ron Marz and Luke Ross!
JENNA JAMESON’S SHADOW HUNTER #1 – ON SALE 2/20
Created by Jenna Jameson
Written by Christina Z.
Art by Mukesh Singh
Cover by Greg Horn
From the mind of Jenna Jameson, NY Times Bestselling author and iconic entertainer and written by Christina Z (WITCHBLADE) comes a dark talef one woman’s struggle with forces beyond ordinary perception. In this Special Oversized issue, star artist Mukesh Singh (GAMEKEEPER) illustrates the beginning of the saga. A young, orphaned, beautiful woman attempts to make a life for herself in the big city. As she grapples with mundane problems like making rent and a creepy manager at work, something deeper brews; a nagging suspicion that her life is not her own. Seeking answers (not to mention extra cash) she enrolls in a past life regression experiment which seems to ignite visions of a demonic past that no one can explain.
Then comes the titillating and strangely dangerous power she’s not sure she can control, and a mysterious guy with the sword who just won’t leave her alone. It’s one hell of a day for our heroine, especially when she discovers who her real father is.
SPECIAL 40 PAGE OVERSIZED ISSUE FEATURING 32 STORY PAGES.
JONATHAN MOSTOW’S THE MEGAS #1 – ON SALE 2/27
Created by Jonathan Mostow
Written by John Harrison
Art & Cover by Peter Rubin
ALL MEN ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL!
From the visionary director of Terminator 3, Jonathan Mostow, we enter the world of The Megas. Beautiful. Powerful. Better. They’re everything you’ve ever wanted to be. But at the heart of this dystopic society lies a regime struggling for control over a populace that may just be tired of being inferior. Agent Jack Madison finds himself in the middle of a maelstrom as he struggles to solve a crime and come to terms with a truth he’s not ready to face. Not to mention a mysterious symbol and the seeds of rebellion.
THE STRANDED #2 – ON SALE 2/27
Written by Mike Carey
Art by Siddharth Kotian
Variant Cover by Christopher Moeller
Continuing the first book in the groundbreaking new Virgin/SciFi line, created and written by acclaimed novelist/comics writer Mike Carey (X-MEN, The Devil You Know)!
What if your past, everything you knew, was a lie? A mysterious assassin called Janus knows…and he’s determined to kill the Stranded one by one before they can learn of their true, extraterrestrial origins. Now Tamree, their protector, races against time to awaken them to their true nature and powers. But Janus holds a secret weapon: his inhuman companion, Dzin — whose connection to Tamree may doom the protector’s mission before it’s even truly begun.
Featuring a painted cover by fan-favorite artist Christopher Moeller (LUCIFER, Magic: The Gathering, IRON EMPIRES).
DAN DARE #4 – ON SALE 2/27
Written by Garth Ennis
Art by Gary Erskine
Cover by Garry Leach
Variant Cover by Glenn Fabry
It’s the last stand on Port Napier as Dan Dare and the colonists find themselves nearly overrun by the onslaught of Torr, vicious killing beasts. Trying to hold them off until they can be rescued, what they don’t know is that the entire royal navy has been thrown into disarray by the disappearance of the Prime Minister back on Earth. As Peabody attempts to piece together the puzzle—and the government—Dan and Digby brace themselves for total annihilation, hoping for a miracle.
SADHU: THE SILENT ONES #5 – ON SALE 2/27
Written by Saurav Mohapatra
Art By Manikandan
Cover by Jeffrey Spokes
The second Sadhu saga reaches its stunning climax! James Jensen, the British soldier who became a mystic warrior, and his mysterious ally Trishanku launch an all-out attack on the stronghold of the Silent Ones in a desperate effort to save Jensen’s son. But even as they breach the outer defenses of the cult’s fortress, Jensen and Trishanku realize that the devious Grand Mistress has sprung a trap that might forever change the very fabric of this world and beyond!
DEEPAK CHOPRA PRESENTS INDIA AUTHENTIC #10 – ON SALE 2/27
Created by Deepak Chopra
Written by Saurav Mohapatra
Art by Virgin Studios
Cover by Siju Thomas
“At first, I shed tears at the massacre of my kin at the hands of a ruthless king. The Axe mocked me. I felt the anger well up in my heart, screaming to be unleashed. The Axe encouraged me. I tried to veer myself away from the path of vengeance. The Axe whispered in my ears. Once, I was a scholar, a man at peace with his soul. But now who I am is long gone. I have vowed to rid the earth of my enemies. The man I used to be is dead, his identity washed away in a deluge of retribution. Once, there was a hermit named Rama, now there is only The Axe.”
Virgin Comics and Deepak Chopra present as part of the INDIA AUTHENTIC series, a look at the metamorphosis of a peace loving hermit named Rama into one of the most feared warriors on the planet. When a tyrant massacres his family, Rama picks up the Axe and vows to rid the earth of Kings.
Witness the rage and fury of a man pushed too far as he embarks on a bloody campaign and the thirst for vengeance transforms him into the very thing he set out to fight.
For those new to Virign Comics, it is a partnership between Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, author Deepak Chopra, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur and the company our CEO Sharad Devarajan co-founded in 1997, Gotham Entertainment Group (www.gothamcomics.com).
Similar to the success of Japanese anime and manga, our mission is to define a new wave of Indian character entertainment and permeate this style and vision to audiences from Boston to Beijing to Bangalore.
Guided by Deepak Chopra and Shekhar Kapur, our studio of artists and writers are sparking a creative renaissance in India—leading the country’s transition from outsourcer to a source of innovative and dynamic creations and creators. With a unique creative and cultural identity, the 500 million youths of India today are sparking a transition in thinking for their country and for their world.
Our Shakti line of comics collects stories based on ancient Indian mythologies but re-imagined for a global audience.
The Director’s Cut brings together iconic filmmakers and the best comics writers, including Shekhar Kapur + Zeb Wells, John Woo + Garth Ennis, Guy Ritchie + Andy Diggle.
The Virgin Voices imprint collects comics created by innovative minds from artists of different media like Dave Stewart and Nicolas Cage.
For more info visit www.virgincomics.com