At the convention, Seagle will debut "The Bus: A Camp Midnight Mini," a 28-page black-and-white one-shot illustrated by comics newcomer Jason Adam Katzenstein and Man of Action Entertainment's first small press publication -- available at Man of Action's booth (#2007) at the San Diego Convention Center for $5, and limited to 1,000 copies.
"I'm tired of hearing that Comic-Con is where all the big announcements get made, so this is a small announcement," Seagle said in a statement. "'The Bus: A Camp Midnight Mini' is a micro press, low print-run, mini-comic featuring a short story about a young girl unwillingly being whisked away to a creepy little summer camp. In the midst of all the high profile, big studio brouhaha, Jason and I thought it would be fun to put out a cool little comic book exclusive at the biggest con in the country."
Seagle and Katzenstein will both be in attendance at the convention. Seagle's next creator-owned series, the Mark Dos Santos-illustrated "Imperial," is scheduled to debut Aug. 6 from Image Comics. Man of Action's full press release follows below.
Official Press Release
The Smallest Announcement of the Con/Only Available at Man of Action Booth #2007
Man of Action's Steven T. Seagle (it's a bird ..., Genius, Imperial) and Jason Adam Katzenstein (MAD Magazine, College Humor) present The Bus: A Camp Midnight Mini.
"I'm tired of hearing that Comic-Con is where all the big announcements get made, so this is a small announcement," promises Seagle. "THE BUS: A Camp Midnight Mini is a micro press, low print-run, mini-comic featuring a short story about a young girl unwillingly being whisked away to a creepy little summer camp," says Seagle. "In the midst of all the high profile, big studio brouhaha, Jason and I thought it would be fun to put out a cool little comic book exclusive at the biggest con in the country."
"I couldn't imagine something that belongs less in Hall H, and I couldn't be more excited about this little book." confirms Katzenstein.
THE BUS: A Camp Midnight Mini is the first-ever small press publication of Man of Action Entertainment, creators of BEN 10. The book is 28 black and white offset pages with a two-color silkscreen cover on heavy orange stock. The edition is limited to 1000 copies and will only be available at the MAN OF ACTION BOOTH #2007. Written by Steven T. Seagle and drawn by new talent Jason Adam Katzenstein, Seagle will be on hand to sign, and Katzenstein will hand-draw a mini sketch in each copy purchased.
In comics, Seagle is best known for his semi-autobiographical graphic novel it's a bird... and House of Secrets, both from DC Comics/Vertigo, Genius from 1:2 -- which USA Today named one of the best graphic novels of 2013, and The Red Diary/The RE[a]D Diary flip book, the Eisner-nominated noir thriller KAFKA (now in development for television), and the kid-friendly books Batula and Frankie Stein, all from the Man of Action imprint at Image Comics. Seagle's new comic book series, Imperial, debuts August 6 from Man of Action/Image Comics.
No real announcements were harmed in the making of this tiny announcement.
About Man of Action Entertainment
Man of Action Entertainment, the creative studio and writers collective started in 2000, created the megahit Ben 10, a three billion dollar boys' action empire that has been called the most successful superhero launch of the past decade. Man of Action Entertainment is comprised of creators and acclaimed comic book writers Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle, having collectively worked on the largest franchise characters in comics from Superman to X-Men before refocusing on creating worlds and characters for their own original work published through their Man of Action imprint at Image Comics. They also created cult favorite series Generator Rex for Cartoon Network, and are co-executive producers and writers for Marvel's Avengers Assemble and executive produced/wrote Ultimate Spider-Man on Disney XD. Beyond the world of animation, Man of Action has created wildly successful video games, toy lines, comic books, stage productions, as well as forthcoming feature films and live action television shows, some of which are based on their own original comic book series and graphic novels. Upcoming films based upon Man of Action creations include New Line's The Great Unknown, Officer Downe and Big Hero 6, announced as Disney's first animated feature based on a Marvel property featuring the team of characters created by Man of Action. Follow them at their not-so-secret headquarters on the Web: http://www.manofaction.tv Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/ManOfActionEnt Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/ManOfActionEnt