You all know Joe Pruett, publisher of Aftershock comics, but did you know he has a twin brother named James Pruett? James has been involved in various comics things over the years, but dropped out a while ago. However, he’s back as newly-announced publisher of Scout Comics, which puts out comics such as HENCHGIRL, ONCE OUR LAND and SOLARMAN.
Pruett was formerly Managing Editor/Associate Publisher of Caliber Comics, and created or wrote book including THE APPARITION, BLACK MIST, BOOK OF ANGELS, NEW WORLDS ANTHOLOGY, and CALIBER CORE. H’s also worked on KAOS MOON and X-MEN UNLIMITED.
Brendan Deneen, CEO of Scout Comics, says, “The addition of Jim to the Scout team has already proven to be a huge coup for us. He brings a level of publishing expertise that we needed and as Scout enters its second year, I am extremely excited to work closely with Jim to break our company out in an even bigger way than we did in our first year.”
“I’m excited to become a part of this dynamic new comic company, “said James. “I had stepped away from the industry for a time to concentrate on my corporate career and to help raise my two kids, but the calling of the creative freedom and expression of the comic book industry—my first love—and seeing the success that my twin brother, Joe, has had with the founding of AfterShock Comics, led me back home. I saw so many amazing things happening with Scout Comics that I realized I couldn’t stay away, knowing that I had found like-minded people with the same vision and appreciation for the comic medium I have.”
Scott Comics, Pruett and Deneen will all be at New York Comic Con.
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