LOS ANGELES & ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--If you’ve always dreamed of being friends with a mermaid family, or wanted to join a super team and fight evil across the planet, then digital publisher Lion Forge Comics has two new titles you must check out!
Under their all-ages imprint, ROAR Comics, Lion Forge officially revealed Crystal Cadets and Mer at Emerald City Comic-Con today.
In Crystal Cadets, a shy middle-schooler named Zoe is suddenly granted powers of light from a magical crystal, and teams up with a squad of crystal-bearing girls from all over the globe to form the Crystal Cadets! In this new all-ages magical girl series, Zoe and her friends travel the world, battling the evil forces of darkness wherever they arise. The comic is written by Anne Toole with art by Katie O’Neill. Crystal Cadets will be released as an 8-issue digital comic series beginning in Spring/Summer 2014.
Mer, Roar’s first young adult title, follows troubled teenager Aryn Sanford, who’s having a tough time between losing her mother and starting over at a new high school. When things turn dangerous and someone tries to drown Aryn, she’s saved by the dreamy new guy at school -- who also happens to sprout fins when he’s in water. Saved By the Bell, Wonderous and Punky Brewster scribe Joelle Sellner writes this heart-pounding new mermaid adventure, featuring beautiful artwork by Abby Boeh. Mer will be released as a digital original graphic novel in Fall 2014.
“These are two new original titles we’re very proud of,” said David Steward II, founder and CEO, Lion Forge. “Who hasn’t wanted to be a part of a super team or wondered what life was like under the sea? We love being given the opportunity to reach a younger audience, and we look forward to sparking the imagination of kids and teens everywhere with Mer and Crystal Cadets.”
Lion Forge announced ROAR comics in February with the release of digital comics based on “Saved by the Bell” and “Punky Brewster.”
Lion Forge is also proud to announce that their titles will now be available to purchase on Google Play. Lion Forge also offers a DRM free PDF download of their original titles that you can purchase via their website, as well as the Amazon Kindle Bookstore.
About Lion Forge Comics
Lion Forge is a St. Louis-based transmedia studio with a focus on digital publishing. With both original and licensed titles, Lion Forge brings together the brightest talent to acquire and develop content and character franchises within the comic book, television, film and interactive gaming industries. Lion Forge applies cinematic elements to each property to create compelling, story-driven experiences from start to finish, bringing unique entertainment experiences to both traditional and digital marketplaces. For more information, please visit www.lionforge.com or the Lion Forge Facebook and Twitter pages.