Bluewater Comics Expands Ray Harryhausen Line in 2008

Due to the overwhelming success of Bluewater Productions’ Ray Harryhausen Presents line of comic books, the franchise will be adding 9 new titles in 2008!

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With the sell-out success of Bluewater Productions’ Ray Harryhausen Presents comic line, they will be expanding the franchise in 2008 adding 9 new titles.

In conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of some of the Harryhausen classic films, SONY DVD is releasing, It Came From Beneath the Sea and Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers. Bluewater will release comics inspired by these classics as well. The Sony DVD’s will feature previews of the comics as part of the special features.


There are some cool stories that we are working with. The Elementals was a story that was not made into a film and we wanted to bring that cool story to life,” said Bluewater publisher Darren G. Davis. “Harryhausen’s world…are classic stories that we feel we can bring to a new generation.”

Bluewater will also be launching their 1st ongoing series based on Wrath of the Titans. Davis says, ”We wanted to test the waters before we jumped into ongoing series and 2008 is the time to start. We will also be looking at developing an ongoing Jason & the Argonauts series.

Listed are the names of the new titles along with their synopsis:

RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS: SINBAD: MERCHANT OF AGES

Written by: Adam Gragg
Pencils by: Tad Lambert


From the success of Bluewater’s Sinbad: Rogue of Mars comes a tradional tale of the famous sailor. When the Sultana of the devastated Island Nation of Dureze’ sends Sinbad on a journey, little does he know it’s the beginning of an adventure unlike any other. Supplied with an advanced ship, The KISMIT and a more than able bodied crew, Sinbad is sent to find the mysterious Merchant of Ages who, the Sultana hopes, can restore her country. Along the way, Sinbad comes across lots of strange and unique creatures before finally being forced to return to the Island of Collossa where it all began. When the crew finally do find the Merchant, they discover that they are in for a great deal more than they bargained for.

RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS: IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA…AGAIN.

Written by: Clay and Susan Griffith
Artwork by: Chris Noeth


In the 1950s, the U.S. Navy encountered and destroyed a gigantic octopus that attacked shipping and wreaked havoc on the west coast of the United States. American forces killed the creature and ended the threat once and for all. Or so they thought.
They were wrong. Now, another monster is rising in the warm blue waters surrounding Taru Taru, a speck of land far out in the Pacific. And this time it’s worse than anyone ever imagined.

RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS: FLYING SAUCERS VS THE EARTH

Written by: Ryan Burton
Artwork by: Alan Brooks


Hot newcomers Ryan Burton and Alan Brooks bring you Ray Harryhausen's vision of the 1950s cult classic "Earth Vs. the Flying Saucers" to comic book format! Like every planetary invasion, there are two sides of the story. Told from the perspective of the aliens, see why the Sons of Aberann decide to wage war against Earth, and what type of culture spawned their warmongering ways. See them race on their Screamers in the wastelands of their planet while dodging the beastly Dust speeds! Witness psychedelic alien fortune telling! And see what fate befalls those who cross the Warlord of Aberann!

FLYING SAUCERS VS. THE EARTH follows Ashur Tyyn and his motley crew of alien space fighters, as they rebel against their own race to help save mankind.

RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS: 10TH MUSE

Written by: Adam Gragg
Artwork by: Alex Garcia


Eight hundred years from now, the 10th muse will awaken in a whole new world. When Olympus crashes to earth and becomes the new nation of Olympia, Hephaestus, one of the few surviving olds gods reawakens Lxandra to take on a new threat. Gorgons, furies and even the Titans are attacking the Olympian capitol of Neo Ithaca. It’s up the Lxandra to stop these monsters, and then find whoever is doing it and stopping them.

Continuing the smash hit comic book series 10th Muse, Devils Due takes everyone’s favorite muse into a whole new adventure. New friends, new enemies and a surprise or two all await Lxandra as she tried to find her way in a new world before ending up fighting the last person she ever expected to see.

RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS: THE ELEMENTALS

Author(s): Scott Davis
Artwork by: Sebastián Piriz


1915 France. The Great War rages and a new breed of hero take to the skies. Part bull-terrier, part daredevil, the aces of the Royal Flying Corps' 5th Squadron are Britain's elite. It was an era of counter-intelligence, dogfights and drinking songs. But that was before the world changed. That was before the Elementals.

When a routine mission goes awry, the 5th Squadron finds itself trapped in an unreal world called The Source. Here giant bat-like creatures dominate the world keeping the Universe, and all of its parallel realities, in a precarious balance. But despite its serene appearance, it is a violent, predatory land. Trapped along with Germany's greatest flying ace, they all must work together to find a way back home.

But the home they left is no longer the world they knew. One small mistake lures the Elementals to a new hunting ground sending war-torn Europe into a chaotic frenzy. And the Squadron has the key to restoring balance and pulling the planet back from the brink of Apocalypse.

RAY HARRUHAUSEN PRESENTS: THE PIT AND THE PENDELUM

Written by: Marc Lougee

Based on the short film based on the classic story by Edgar Alan Poe. The Pit and the Pendulum rediscovers this tale of judgment, condemnation, despair, hope and eventual redemption. A victim of the Spanish Inquisition is brought before a tribunal where he is condemned and sentenced to the dungeons. Waiting his death, he struggles with hope and faith while his captors employ fiendish machinations in their efforts to unhinge him.

RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS: BACK TO MYSTERIOUS ISLAND

Written by: Max Landis
Artwork by: Kevin Gentilcore


Inspired by the classic story by Jules Verne we go back to the land that he created. Mysterious Island has risen again this time in 2007 and the infamous Captian Nemo is back to command a new set of monsters.

RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS: WRATH OF THE TITANS

Written by: Darren G. Davis & Scott Davis
Pencils by: Melo Aires


The story of Perseus continues with Bluewater’s 1st ongoing series based on the film “Clash of the Titans”. A war has broken out in Argos and once again Perseus' past comes back to haunt him. Medusa’s sisters are on a rampage from learning who was behind the beheading of their sister. Perseus, Bubo, Pegasus and Andromeda are once again united to fight to the death in this classic adventure.

Bluewater Productions is a creative studio founded in 2004 by Darren G. Davis. Bluewater Productions has published with Image Comics, Alias Enterprises and Arcana Studios. Bluewater Productions, Inc. is one if the top independent production studios of comic, young adult books and graphic novel titles. In the tradition of great storytelling and cutting edge art, Bluewater storms onto the comic book and graphic novel scene. With more titles than ever, including smash hits such as the 10th MUSE, VSS, and THE LEGEND OF ISIS, Bluewater is poised to continue to produce engaging stories with art from both the top names in the industry alongside with up and coming stars.

As of May 2007, Bluewater Productions, Inc. moved from production studio to publisher, in conjunction

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