Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Huge Nuge News (say it 3 times fast)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The First Issue of the Comic Adaptation of Genre Spanning Novel Fallen Heroes is set to Launch at the Cardiff International Comic Expo.

“It reads like a TV series, with cliff hangers at the end of most chapters, and larger than life characters with big egos and quick wits. The book as a whole draws on many popular culture references & influences, and is easily compared to ‘Sin City’, ‘The Da Vinci Code’, ‘Heroes’ or ‘Buffy’ – there really is something for everyone and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone that enjoys reading or watching Sci-Fi/Fantasy.” – Waterstone’s

After selling out at several branches of Waterstones, becoming a bestselling title on Amazon and enjoying a growing cult status, the stylish supernatural thriller Fallen Heroes is now entering the realm of comics.

With a creative team consisting of Barry Nugent, Martin Conaghan, Steven Penfold and Gat Melyvn everything was in place to begun work on a comic adaptation of the novel.

When asked about taking on the adaptation Martin, who now works for the BBC had this to say.

“Fallen Heroes is jam-packed full of fantastic ideas and thrilling set-pieces. It has everything; a great blend of mythology, science-fiction, action and the supernatural – all told in a very visual style – it’s perfect for the graphic novel format.”

Soon after work began on the adaptation the team were shocked to learn that Insomnia Publications, who had licensed Fallen Heroes for a graphic novel, had ceased trading.

“It was a blow for everyone, not just us, but all the creators and staff involved with Insomnia,” explains Barry. “I don’t mind admitting that I thought that was it for the project.”

However the creative team decided that rather than quit they would continue on with the adaptation. Together they set about raising the money to produce the comic by selling advertising space in the first issue and taking donations. It was a gesture that did not go unnoticed by the creative team.

“It’s great to be part of an industry where people see folks in trouble and will do anything to help rather than see a project fail,” said Barry.

The limited edition 1st issue including art from DC, Marvel and 2000AD artists is set to launch at the Cardiff International Comic Expo on the 26th February.

To pre-order Fallen Heroes #1 please go to http://www.fallenheroescomic.com

For press information please contact fhcomic@hotmail.co.uk

About the Comic

A stalker of demons and legends, a pair of master criminals, a teenager on the brink of madness and a man forever cursed with the desire for vengeance. They are all pawns in a plan set in motion over nine centuries before their birth. Pursued across the globe by enemies both human and supernatural they must overcome their mistrust of each other and uncover the truth before it destroys them all.

Fallen Heroes is a dark urban fantasy that is a throwback to the pulp adventure stories of old but deals with the themes of betrayal, redemption, hope and sacrifice in a modern and contemporary setting.

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