Virgin Comics Reveals Initial Lineup

Fri, April 21st, 2006 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Arune Singh, Staff Writer

CBR News first brought you news of Virgin Comics back in January, as well as the first interview with legendary self-help guru Deepak Chopra, which you can check out right here. Today, Virgin announced their initial line up of titles, along with preliminary images. Stay tuned to CBR News for more news about these series, as it becomes available.

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"Devi" #1
Official Press Release

NEW YORK, NY - April 21 – The Virgin brand takes an exciting new leap today with the announcement of the company's first comic books. The titles will be available in stores beginning July 12. The announcement was made today in New York by Larry Lieberman, Chief Marketing Officer, Virgin Comics / Virgin Animation.

Devi and The Sadhu are part of Virgin Comic's Shakti line (meaning "power" in Sanskrit"). They are original stories loosely based upon ancient Asian mythology and illustrated at the Virgin Comics studio in India. Snakewoman is the debut of Virgin Comic's Director's Cut line, a series of titles created with leading film makers.

DEVI #1

Written by SIDDHARTH KOTAIN

Art & Cover by MUKESH SINGH

July 12 ▪ 32 pg ▪ $2.99

Be a part of history! This is Virgin Comics debut issue.

The rapid decay of the city of Sitapur and its festering crime forged by the fearsome renegade god Bala has forced the divine pantheon to re-birth a fierce feminine warrior by the name of Devi!

Taking the form of a young city girl now cast as a "warrior of the light," the Devi finds her only ally is a burnt out detective whose made quite a name for himself as a hunter of the strange creatures that lurk the city's underbelly.

A modern take on a very ancient myth.

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"Snakewoman" #1

SNAKEWOMAN #1

Created by SHEKHAR KAPUR

Written by ZEB WELLS

Cover by JEEVAN KANG

July 19 ▪ 32 pg ▪ $2.99

Here comes Virgin's Director's Cut Line!

Created by acclaimed director Shekhar Kapur (Oscar-nominated Elizabeth, The Four Feathers) with comics rising-star Zeb Wells!

Jessica Peterson. Born 1981. First kiss 1996. Graduated with honors 2002. Moved to Los Angeles 2006. Within three years, she will have killed sixty-eight men.

STUDENT…WAITRESS….MASS-MURDERER…JESSICA PETERSON IS THE SNAKE WOMAN.

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"The Sadhu" #1
THE SADHU #1

Written by GOTHAM CHOPRA

Art & Cover by JEEVAN KANG

July 26 ▪ 32 pg ▪ $2.99

I was once a "Sadhu" – what, in the East, they call mystics. I was sitting on the threshold of moksha – spiritual liberation or enlightenment as it's called.

But I'm not one anymore.

Because I lusted after something else, something just as primal and ubiquitous.

It's called revenge.

Virgin Comics presents an epic quest created by VC's chief creator Gotham Chopra (Bulletproof Monk), and India's premier comic artist Jeevan Kang (Spider-Man India).

About Virgin Comics, LLC

Virgin Comics LLC (www.VirginComics.com) was founded in November 2005 by Sir Richard Branson and his Virgin Group (www.virgin.com), alongside author Deepak Chopra, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur and Gotham Entertainment Group LLC (www.GothamComics.com), South Asia's leading publisher of comic magazines established in 1997 by Sharad Devarajan and Suresh Seetharaman. The company has offices in New York City and Bangalore, India.

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