Television Hero Dirk Benedict Stars In New Comic Book

Mon, August 27th, 2012 at 2:29pm PDT

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Official Press Release

From the same company that brought you “The Misadventures of Adam West” comes a new spin off action packed space adventure—“Dirk Benedict in the 25th Century.”  Dirk Benedict is one of television’s most iconic figures of all time. Viewers sat riveted in front of their TV screens week-after-week as Starbuck hurtled through the stars in Battlestar Galactica and Lieutenant Templeton “Faceman” from Pack fought his way from one adventure to the next on The A-Team. Benedict has accrued a rabid fan base of action lovers that followed his every adventure through space and beyond.

Now Benedict’s back, starring in his very own comic book, ready to be introduced to a new generation of action junkies. Dirk Benedict is signing autographs at a convention when a mysterious scientist appears, transporting Dirk to Earth’s far-flung future, where he discovers he’s mankind’s only hope against an oppressive computer and its robot army.

"I have been on Broadway, in the movies, and on TV, but being ‘Dirk Benedict in the 25th Century’ beats them all,” Dirk said. “Not only will I be forever young (without surgery!), I can smoke my beloved fumerellos, un-heckled, throughout the Universe."

The sci-fi comic was written by Scott Phillips and Benedict, himself.

I've been a Dirk Benedict fan ever since I was a kid and would stay up late to watch Sssssss on TV. It scared the heck out of me! And of course I was glued to the set every week for Battlestar Galactica,” Phillips said. “It's been a lot of fun working with Dirk on the comic—he's a very cool guy and tells some great stories. I hope his fans will dig what we're doing and enjoy the adventure.

“When I started working on this comic for Bluewater, which I share with Bea Kimera, I came to realize that the script that Scott Phillips and Dirk Benedict, himself, wrote was what truly attracted me to this project,” said Guillermo, the artist. “Furthermore, I have been given the freedom to make my own decisions during the project, which has been a real pleasure. I cannot wait to share my artwork with all of my dearest friends and family and all of the ‘Dirk Benedict in the 25th Century #1’ readers.”

“Dirk Benedict in the 25th Century” will be available in print in November for $3.99 at comic book stores everywhere, as well as digitally on the Nook, Kindle, and iPad. Availible now, is the “Misadventures of Adam West” #4  and The 1st spin-off, “The Secret Lives of Julie Newmar” issues #1 and #2.  You can catch Dirk 1st in a team-up with Adam West #6 coming in October.

About Bluewater Productions
Bluewater Productions Inc. is one of the top independent production studios of comic books, young adult books and graphic novels. Its sought-after comic book “10th Muse” was ranked as the sixth highest selling comic book in the industry. Bluewater’s extensive catalog of titles includes the bestsellers “Logan’s Run,” based off of the popular movie of the same name, and “Fame: Lady Gaga,” a biographical story. Bluewater publishes comic books in partnership with entertainment icon William Shatner (“TekWar Chronicles”), legendary actors Adam West (“The Misadventures of Adam West) and Julie Newmar (The Secret Lives of Julie Newmar”), and celebrated horror film star Vincent Price (“Vincent Price Presents”). The studio also collaborates with renowned, best-selling authors on titles, including John Saul (“The Blackstone Chronicles,” The God Project”) and S.E. Hinton (“The Puppy Sister”).  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.

For more information, visit www.bluewaterprod.com

TAGS:  dirk benedict, bluewater productions, dirk benedict in the 25th century, scott phillips

 
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