Stan Lee, POW! Entertainment CEO, music superstar Yoshiki, and world-renowned comic book artist Todd McFarlane will unveil the debut issue of the new comic book series ‘Blood Red Dragon’ at Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 21, 2011.
Created by Lee, McFarlane and Yoshiki, the trio will present the first installment of ‘Blood Red Dragon’. The series features a first-of-its-kind publishing innovation that combines the unique skills of these three world-renowned artists. The trio will join comic book writer Jon Goff in a panel discussion at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel in the Indigo room on Thursday, July 21st from 1pm-2pm, followed by press interviews from 2-3:30pm.
‘Blood Red Dragon’ Issue #0, the first in the series published by Todd McFarlane Productions, focuses on the origin of an ancient and benevolent force, locked in an epic battle with the dark armies of Oblivion. Creative expression and destiny collide, as once in a generation an individual is born with the potential to unlock the awesome might of the Blood Red Dragon , thus channeling a power beyond comprehension and assuming the mantle of Earth’s protector. When agents of Oblivion discover that the key to accessing the Blood Red Dragon’s energy lays in music—the melodic heart of the human spirit, they launch a series of violent attacks on musicians across the globe. As he performs in front of a large crowd during the opening show of a massive world tour, drummer and keyboardist Yoshiki comes face-to-face with his destiny, experiencing a transformation that will forever change his life—and possibly the fate of the world.
“I am extremely excited about Blood Red Dragon ,” said Lee. “Yoshiki’s exceptional musical abilities, visual flair and passionate humanitarianism make him an amazing and inspiring collaborator and I think readers will experience every bit of that in the comics.”
Added Yoshiki, “Working with the one-and-only Stan Lee has been an incredible experience for me. He is truly a genius and one of the best storytellers living today. I’m excited with the results of our efforts and look forward to the response from readers and music lovers around the world.”
“Being able to collaborate with creators on a global level is always a thrill,” said McFarlane. “Working with two big names, like Yoshiki and Stan Lee, I hope I’m able to add a little bit of my touch to a book that my, Stan’s, but most importantly Yoshiki’s fans will enjoy. At the same time, I hope this book helps introduce Yoshiki to fans that don’t know him on American shores.”
Stan Lee is the founder, chairman and chief creative officer of POW! Entertainment and widely acknowledged as the creator or co-creator of many of Marvel Comics’ most recognized and beloved characters including Spider-Man®, The Incredible Hulk®, X-Men®, The Fantastic Four®, Iron Man® and countless others.
The heart of X Japan is Yoshiki – songwriter, drummer, and classically trained pianist who also plays guitar, bass and trumpet. Yoshiki, who has been referred to by his first name only throughout his entire professional career, is arguably Asia’s most influential musical artist and biggest rock icon.
Grammy-and Emmy-winning producer/director Todd McFarlane became a true comic book superstar in the 1980s as a result of his work on Marvel Comics’ Spider-Man franchise. In 1992, he launched his own comic title, Spawn, creating one of the most popular heroes of the 1990s. The title’s hugely popular 1992 debut sold an amazing 1.7 million copies – an unprecedented feat in independent comics.
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