Media Release — July 7th, 2009, LOS ANGELES – Radical Publishing is proud and excited to host rock legend Gene Simmons and his son Nick Simmons, star of Gene Simmons Family Jewels, at SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2009 where they will be signing copies of Radical’s newest comic book title, Incarnate #1, created, written and penciled by Nick Simmons.
Premiering at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International, Incarnate is the brainchild of Nick Simmons and stands as Radical’s watershed American Manga title. Incarnate tells the story of Revenants – immortal, indestructible, ageless creatures that have existed since time immemorial. Centuries ago, the Revenant known as Mot was worshipped as a God. Now, he walks the Earth in search of a purpose to his immortality – but when a secret society discovers a way to kill Revenants, Mot and his fellow immortals must make a choice: Hunt or be hunted.
In addition, Gene and Nick Simmons will be at the Radical Event at the Hard Rock taking place during San Diego Comic-Con International. The Radical event will feature Gene Simmons and very special guests onstage performing followed by a landmark jam session. A&E television will be filming the event for an upcoming episode of Gene Simmons Family Jewels.
“Nick’s work on Incarnate has been nothing less than incredible and we’re excited to premiere it at this year’s Comic-Con International.” said Radical President and Publisher Barry Levine. “Here at Radical, we pride ourselves on fostering creativity, talent and quality – and the Simmons family has that in spades. Both are huge comic fans and it’s our pleasure and privilege to host them this year for both the Incarnate signings and the Radical Event at the Hard Rock.”
Gene Simmons and Nick Simmons will be signing on July 23rd, July 24th and July 25th at the Radical Publishing booth. Nick Simmons will also appear at the Radical Publishing Creators Panel on FRIDAY, JULY 24TH from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. in Room 4.
Radical Publishing Booth #3735
3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Incarnate #1 appears in the June 2009 Diamond Previews catalog, to ship in August 2009 and features a cover by popular Runaways and Buffy the Vampire Slayer cover artist Jo Chen (Diamond Code: JUN091053).
About Radical Publishing
Radical Publishing is founded by Barry Levine (producer for Hercules, Caliber, Freedom Formula and executive producer for the in-development Rex Mundi movie for Warner Bros., written by Jim Uhls and starring Johnny Depp) and his protégé Jesse Berger (executive producer for Hercules, Caliber and Freedom Formula).
For their quality and excellence in 2008, retailers voted Radical Publishing the Gem Award for “Best New Publisher of the Year” from Diamond Comic Distributors. Radical brings the best writing, storytelling and fully painted cover and interior art to the global comic book market, from prominent international talents such as Yoshitaka Amano, John Bolton, Luis Royo, Jim Steranko, Steve Pugh, Warren Ellis, Arthur Suydam, Steve Niles, Jimmy Palmiotti, Flint Dille, Marko Djurdjevic, Ian Edginton, David Hine, Rick Remender, Joseph Kosinski, Nick Percival, Steve Moore, Sam Sarkar, Stjepan Sejic, Dave Wilkins, Tomm Coker, Clayton Crain, Bill Sienkiewicz, Nick Sagan, Clint Langley, Nick Simmons, Patrick Reilly, Weta Workshop, Zombie Studios and many more.
Radical Publishing currently has production deals with Universal Studios, Spyglass Entertainment, Peter Berg’s Film 44 and Radical Pictures for Hercules; Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil and Radical Pictures for Caliber; and New Regency, Bryan Singer’s Bad Hat Harry Productions and Radical Pictures for Freedom Formula.