TekWar Chronicles: Plague of Ghosts, a graphic novel containing the first four issues of Bluewater Productions’ comic adaptation of William Shatner’s TekWar novels will be released this December.
TekWar Chronicles: Plague of Ghosts is loosely based on the original 1989 novel which centers on a disgraced former 22nd century police officer mysteriously released from prison for a crime he is certain he did not commit. Finding himself lost in a world that has changed since his incarceration, Jake Cardigan tries to put his life back together only to be lured back into the dark world of a digital drug called Tek.
“Revisiting the world of Tek has been very gratifying,” said entertainment icon William Shatner. “It’s got action, sex, intrigue; I think we’ve created an exciting new mythology based on my books that any fan of science fiction or noir will enjoy.”
The book, which contains a complete story arc, includes the 12-page prologue originally published as the promotional give-away for Free Comic Book Day last May. It also includes all the alternate covers of the first four issues and a foreword by Shatner.
Co-written with Bluewater veteran scribe Scott Davis and illustrated by Erich Owen, the 108-page novel is considerably darker and grittier than the original novels.
“The book is not only for people who enjoyed the TekWar novels and TV series said Davis, “But whether you call it an adaptation, a reboot or a re-imagination, what readers will find is enough of the source material to make it very recognizable, and enough new turns and twists to keep everyone guessing.”
Shatner was recently in New York promoting the comic book series at the Big Apple Comic Con.
TekWar Chronicles is a continuing monthly series published through Bluewater. Early next year, Bluewater will publish two other titles based on Shatner novels (Quest for Tomorrow and Man O’ War) and a brand new original concept developed by the actor specifically for Bluewater (Chimera).
The suggested retail price (SRP) for the upcoming trade paperback is $15.99.
Pre-ordering is currently available at several outlets and bookstores using the ISBN #: 978-1-4276-4229-5
About Bluewater Productions
Bluewater Productions Inc. is one of the top independent production studios of comic books, young adult books and graphic novels. Its extensive catalog of titles includes the bestsellers “10th Muse” and “The Legend of Isis” ”Bluewater publishes comic books in partnership with entertainment icon William Shatner (“TekWar Chronicles”), legendary filmmaker Ray Harryhausen (“Wrath of the Titans,” “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars,” “Jason and the Argonauts,” et al) and celebrated actor Vincent Price (“Vincent Price Presents”), Additionally, Bluewater publishes a highly successful line of biographical comics under the titles “Female Force” and “Political Power.”
Bluewater aims to unite cutting-edge art and engaging stories produced by its stable of the publishing industry’s top artists and writers.
Following its commitment to green publishing, Bluewater comic books are printed on Forest Stewardship Council certified paper. FSC certification guarantees that the paper used in Bluewater books contains fiber from well-managed and responsibility harvested forests that meet strict environmental and socioeconomic standards.
For more information, visit www.bluewaterprod.com.
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Posted originally: 2009-10-23 01:49:07