Very few high-quality independent comic companies have moved as fast as Red 5 comics has in the last year. Here are just a few of the things brewing in their camp!
Coming in June is the Atomic Robo TPB – ATOMIC ROBO takes on Nazis, giant ants, clockwork mummies, walking pyramids, Mars, cyborgs and his nemesis, Baron von Helsingard, in his first trade paperback graphic novel. This edition collects the hard-to-find, sold-out, debut issues of ATOMIC ROBO #1 through #6, complete with cover gallery, pin-ups, concept sketches and bonus stories. 180 pages, $18.95
Red 5 has a cameo in the comedy hit Superhero Movie – if you look in the background you just might see a few familiar faces from the Red 5 lineup! We donated comics and posters for a scene in the movie that takes place at a comic convention. There were images from Midknight, Abyss, Neozoic, Afterburn, and Atomic Robo. So look in the background when you see the movie this weekend…you just might spot Atomic Robo and friends!
I am a big fan of the Red 5 book Afterburn… it seems so is Toby Maguire, from the Hollywood Reporter – Tobey Maguire and Neal Moritz are teaming up for “Afterburn,” an adaptation of a comic book published by newbie company Red 5 Comics. Rights to the film are being picked up by Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media. Maguire would produce through his Maguire Entertainment banner and Moritz through his Original Films shingle. The book, whose first issue hit stands in January, is a sci-fi adventure set against the backdrop of a postapocalyptic Earth, whose Eastern Hemisphere was destroyed by a massive solar flare, leaving what life remains mutated from radiation and fallout. The story revolves around a group of treasure hunters who for the right price extract such objects as the Mona Lisa, the Rosetta Stone and the Crown Jewels while facing rival hunters, mutants and pirates along the way.
Hot off the press!: Red 5 has also just won the 18th annual Diamond Gem Award (2007) for New Publisher of the Year! Congratulation guys!!!! Gem Award nominees were selected by a panel of Diamond product specialists based on sales and their overall impact on the industry, while comics and other related merchandise were chosen on the merits of their quality, creativity and sales performance in 2007.