April 20, 2018

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Miley Cyrus, Teen Titans, and Dust Bunnies | Graphic Novel News

Bluewater’s “Fame” series, which has already covered David Beckham, Britney Spears, and Justin Bieber, now turns its attention to Miley Cyrus. DC Comics is preparing to launch the beloved Teen Titans in the “Earth One” series. Crowdfunding is working its magic for Dust Bunnies illustrator Brett Brooks as he launches a Kickstarter campaign for his new graphic novel, Deuces Wild.

Miley Cyrus’s Life Turned Into a Comic BookMiley Cyrus

How often do you get handed a headline like this? Fame: Miley Cyrus will be released this week by Bluewater Productions and will be available in print and digital formats. The book, written by Michael L. Frizell and drawn by Juan Luis Rincón, will feature two covers: an alternate Patrick Nagel inspired cover by Nelson Hernandez and the regular edition by famed comic book artist Joey Mason (at right). The “Fame” series was launched in 2010 as a companion piece to the successful “Female Force and “Political Power biography titles. The comic allows Bluewater to delve into the celebrity culture and understand how a person rises to fame, deals with the new-found celebrity status and continue to produce in the public eye. The series includes actors, sports figures, recording artists and royals. A five-page preview plus cover images are available here.

Teen Titans Earth OneTeen Titans: Earth One Coming from DC Comics

DC Entertainment has announced the next installment in the series, Teen Titans: Earth One. Award-winning creators Jeff Lemire (Justice League United, Green Arrow) and artist Terry Dodson (Wonder Woman) reinvent DC Comics’ youngest heroes, with an all-new mythos in an all-new world. Author Lemire’s goal with the “Earth One” books is to take superhero comics and set them in more of a real world setting. “I am approaching it like I’m doing the movie version of the Teen Titans. It has to be completely accessible and also very relatable,” he said. “As much as I could, I tried to make these characters real teenagers with real personalities, and artist Terry Dodson gives these characters so much personality.” Watch for this series to launch November 2014.

Take a look at Good Comics for Kids for a preview of the latest title in the Teen Titans Go! series, #5, which I’m calling Oh,The Humanity!

 Kickstarter Campaign for Indie Graphic Novel
Deuces WildAuthor/illustrator Brett Brooks had a story in his head that just had to get out, and in true indie fashion, he put together a Kickstarter campaign in order to launch Deuces WildThis sci-fi action graphic novel follows four bounty hunters in their pursuit of a rogue assassin. Set in deep space in the House sector, The Deck—an imperialist 52-member conglomerate whose hierarchy is structured after the ranks of playing cards—puts a bounty out on the Two of Diamonds (Deuces) after he goes maverick and begins lashing out against his own government. The graphic novel is set to be released in 2015; for more information, see the comic’s website.

Dust BunnyBrooks’s earlier title Dust Bunny is the gritty, crime-noir tale of Dust, a law-enforcing bunny held together by static electricity, and his microscopic partner Mite. Sweeping the streets of Basement City for answers regarding a highly respected figurehead’s murder, the duo embarks on an investigation full of twists, turns, and eccentric characters. But following the killer’s tracks proves to be a dangerous path, as what begins as a black-and-white case quickly escalates into an unraveled conspiracy more threatening than anything Basement City has ever seen. Both titles are appropriate for ages 12 and up.






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