By The Editor
Jan 31, 2008 - 5:54
Best-Selling Intelligent and Alluring Adventure Heroine Gets New Life in Comic Books
IDW Publishing launches Rogue Angel series, featuring all-new adventures from prose heroine Annja Creed
Starting in February, an explosive adventure-which explores history, mysteries and metaphysics-takes a whole new direction when IDW Publishing (www.idwpublishing.com) releases Rogue Angel: Teller Of Tall Tales, the first comic book featuring the bestselling prose heroine Annja Creed. Annja's best-selling tales, which took flight to great acclaim as a bi-monthly book series in July 2006, are filled with both exciting action and intelligent mysteries based on thoroughly-researched historical facts.
The stories, from action-adventure, paramilitary and sci-fi novel publisher Gold Eagle Books (http://www.readgoldeagle.blogspot.com/), revolve around Annja's chosen occupation as an archeologist-not to mention her surprise destiny as the modern-day heir to Joan of Arc's mystical sword. Annja is an intelligent, sassy and sexy heroine who explores the mysteries of the past while living her very own present adventure.
"She's one of those understated superstars who doesn't realize what an impression she makes on other people," says Rogue Angel writer Barbara Randall Kesel. "Since her love is archaeology, she's used to thinking of herself as the new kid in a world of elderly experts. Her past makes her especially guarded around other people, and she's more inclined to take point than to trust someone else to keep her safe. And while she's gained fame from her role on [fictional TV-show] Chasing History's Monsters, she's continually outshined by her costar-so she stays humble."
In the Rogue Angel: Teller Of Tall Tales five-issue miniseries, Annja's all-new adventure revolves around her drive to explore an unrecorded, shadowy history, which leads her to Virginia City in search of a rumored manuscript that could change the public perception of Mark Twain forever. Central to the story is a new character, Rashmi, who is from India and has a love of Mark Twain. "I loved the idea of someone from an entirely different culture falling in love with America's past," says Kesel. "It's a great brain-twister to think of 'us' as foreign and exotic."
Rogue Angel: Teller Of Tall Tales is scripted by Kesel (Hellboy: Seed of Destruction), who is a Harvey Award-winning writer and editor, a comics award that is presented to comic book professionals by comic book professionals; illustrated by Renae De Liz (Nightmare World); and inked and colored by Ray Dillon (Noble Causes). Rebecca A. Wrigley (Disney FeatureAnimation) will provide covers for the series, and the debut issue will also feature a variant cover by Rogue Angel novel cover artist Tim Bradstreet (Punisher).
ROGUE ANGEL: TELLER OF TALL TALES #1 will be in stores in February and is available for pre-order now with Diamond Previews Code DEC073714. Subscriptions are available at the online IDW store, as well.
This comic book will be in stores February 2008; call 1-888-comic-book (1-888-266-4226) to find a store near you.
ABOUT GOLD EAGLE BOOKS®
Hard-hitting action and edge-of-the-seat adventures are the rule with Gold Eagle Books, a premier action-adventure publisher. Even the most discriminating readers' needs are met with a wide range of popular categories, such as future fiction, science fiction, paramilitary action, martial arts adventure and post nuclear holocaust excitement. Gold Eagle Books publishes 42 titles per year. Gold Eagle is an imprint of Harlequin Enterprises Limited which is, itself, a wholly owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation, a broadly based media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B).