William Shatner is nothing if not diverse in hos interests and nothing shows that more than the announcement today that comics imprint Shatner Singularity has been launched by LNL Partners – publishers of Shatner’s Man O’ War graphic novel in the company’s Cinematic Graphic Novel format.
Shatner Singularity will publish Shatner’s next graphic novel as well as Stan Lee’s next graphic novel. The specific individual titles will be revealed at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo on November 1 on a panel featuring Lee and Shatner. For more, follow the jump.
LNL Partners Unveils William Shatner Imprint
Shatner Singularity To House Works By Shatner As Well As A New Title From Comic Book Legend Stan Lee and POW! Entertainment – All In LNL’s Proprietary Cinematic Graphic Novel™ and Digital Comic Book Formats
Shatner and Lee’s Individual Titles To Be Revealed At Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo Sunday November 1 With Panel Featuring The Two Pop Culture Icons
LOS ANGELES (October 20, 2015) – LNL Partners, whose proprietary Cinematic Graphic Novels™ was introduced this past summer with William Shatner’s Man O’ War, has launched a special William Shatner imprint entitled Shatner Singularity. In addition to publishing works authored by William Shatner in LNL’s Cinematic Graphic Novel™ format, Shatner Singularity will also offer the latest graphic novel from comic book legend Stan Lee and his company POW! Entertainment.
The specific individual titles from William Shatner and Stan Lee will be revealed during a much-anticipated panel presentation featuring the two pop culture giants to be held at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo on Sunday, November 1 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
“We are thrilled to unveil the Shatner Singularity imprint and its debut releases from William Shatner and Stan Lee at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo. The team at LNL Partners has enjoyed the privilege of working directly with these two legendary industry icons to deliver to fans worldwide Cinematic Graphic Novels, a new and innovative way to enjoy comic book entertainment. Publishing Stan Lee and his newest literary work under the imprint adds yet another level of tremendous excitement to the Shatner Singularity brand,” said Mariano Nicieza, LNL Partners Co-Owner.
“With its Cinematic Graphic Novels™ LNL Partners has created a unique new genre. After proving to be a powerful and compelling platform for Man O’ War, I am delighted to have the format serve to showcase other works under the Shatner Singularity imprint. It is a particular joy and honor for my imprint to host work from my friend Stan Lee. As Stan himself is fond of saying, ‘nuff said’!” said Shatner.
“I’m thrilled to be working with my friend William Shatner’s new imprint. I look forward to sharing details of my new project at Comikaze Expo!” said Lee.
Jointly developed by LNL and Panelfly, the Cinematic Graphic Novel format delivers a groundbreaking form of digital comics that combines moving panels, a new stylistic dimension in animation, in-story sound effects and a music soundtrack to usher in an enhanced reading experience.
About LNL Partners’ Comics Division: LNL Partners is a partnership of Emmy Award-winning Disney digital artist/editor GARY LAIRD, Emmy Award-winning music and audio producer SCOTT LIGGETT and MARIANO NICIEZA, a publisher and producer with credits for Marvel Entertainment, Disney, Malibu Publishing, Fleer, Paramount and Panasonic. Perfecting its innovative technology over the course of two years, enlisting experienced and proven comics artists and writers, LNL Partners has developed the resources to sustain a longtime presence in this competitive and exciting marketplace.
About Panelfly: Panelfly, Inc., is a leader in creating the ultimate digital fan experience. Our unique transmedia storytelling approach, coupled with deep content discovery, social interactivity, and storefronts re-imagined, Panelfly takes traditional on-screen experiences to a whole new level. Beyond the Internet, Panelfly is driven to deliver the world’s most immersive, interactive digital fanfest, whether at home or on the go. Panelfly – Engage. Explore. Enjoy. For more information, visit www.panelfly.com
About POW! Entertainment: POW! Entertainment, Inc. (OTCQB: POWN), a multi-media entertainment company, was founded by noted comic book writer Stan Lee, together with award-winning producer Gill Champion and the late intellectual property specialist Arthur Lieberman. POW!’s principals have extensive backgrounds in the creation and production of original intellectual properties, including some of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time. POW! is utilizing Stan Lee’s historical background by perpetuating his legacy while creating and developing all new live-action films, television, digital games, merchandising, licensing and related ancillary markets, all of which contribute to global expansion. POW! partners with third parties and strategic alliances, including studios and networks, in the production and distribution of new POW! character franchises.
About Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo: Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo is Los Angeles’ first and only large-scale, multi-media pop culture convention. Held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Comikaze assembles the most exciting and innovative in comics, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and all things pop-culture. Partnering with comic legend Stan Lee himself and Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Comikaze is the only pop-culture convention owned and operated by true pop-culture icons. Co-founder and CCO Regina Carpinelli and the Comikaze team have crafted an event that thrills and excites even the most casual comic fan, attracting well over 60,000 attendees from around the country for its fourth year in 2014. With a mission to provide celebrity, creator and talent access that is unequalled in comic conventions, Comikaze’s unique panels, autograph sessions and photo-ops give fans once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to truly interact with their favorite creators and major players in the entertainment industry. Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo is a partnership of Stan Lee, Cassandra Peterson, UBM Advanstar and Comikaze Entertainment, Inc.
About UBM Advanstar: UBM Advanstar, part of UBM Americas, is a US-based event and marketing services business serving the fashion, licensing, life sciences and powersports industries. The company owns and operates a portfolio of 54 tradeshows, 100 conferences, 30 publications, and almost 200 electronic products and websites. Our market-leading brands and a commitment to delivering innovative, quality products and services enable UBM Advanstar to “Connect Our Customers With Theirs.” UBM Advanstar is a UBM plc company.