Thursday, March 29, 2007

Virgin Comics releases `Virulents'

This AP article by Ramola Talwar Badam lets us know about a new comic book. "Virulents" is a war comic ... with vampires. Yeah, war and vampires, together, like some bloody, violent Reese's peanut butter cup of comics.

The book was put together by the Virgin Comics team of 120 people.

"'An American reading it has no idea it was not written down the road from where he lives,' added Larry Lieberman, Virgin Comics chief marketing officer. 'He has no idea it is written, conceived and illustrated in India, in Bangalore.'"

But the real reason I wanted to make a note of it here is this quote from Suresh Seetharaman, president of Virgin Comics:

"'Comic books are an incubator. We use it as R&D (research and development). Once it succeeds, you can take it to gaming, movies, animation. The trick is to tell stories to a global audience,' he said."

H/t to The BEAT!

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