Sunday Sunday Sunday! Alive but a little delerious, The Comics Beat is sitting in the Jacob Javits Center to bring you the latest news from the Lion Forge panel where the company is slated to make some major announcements about the future of their lineup. Guests at this panel include Rich Johnson (VP of marketing), […]
Lion Forge is posied to make a LOT of announcements at New York Comic-Con (disclosure they are sponsoring our coverage) and here is the first: they’ve acquired Magnetic PRess, the highly regarded publisher that specializes in bringing over European materials — including such stand outs as the Love series and the Eisner nominated Doomboy. The […]
You guys know there’s a brand new Voltron show coming to Netflix right? It’s coming to the streaming service June 10th– there’s a trailer for it and everything! Dreamworks and Lion Forge have just announced a comic book based on the five robots who team up to make an even bigger robot with a giant […]
It’s almost quitting time here in EDT so let’s leave the week with something FUN for a change.
Why just do a comic book based on a classically of it time TV show when you can reinvent it as an acid trip that bends time and
space? And hooray for licensors who let you get away with it. Miami Vice: Remix by Joe Casey and Jim Mahfood is anything but a dull TV show comic…it’s an audacious tale on tropes and icons, and a gem in the Lion Forge line-up.
In the modern era of licensing, it isn’t about likenesses and wooden stories, but about reimagining things.
So Lion Forge hired Joe Casey and artist Jim Mahfood to do Miami Vice. Bringing Crockett and TUbbs to the modern day.
Since both Casey and Mahfood are certifiably bonkers*** this is awesome.
St. Louis based Lion Forge Comics has been around for a couple of years with a lot of ambitious plans, some well known licenses and a line of here-to-fore digital comics. But recently they announced they are getting into print, with IDW picking up their Air Wolf and Knight Rider comics. They’ll also publish a print version of a comic inspired by MMA fighter Quentin “Rampage”Jackson called Rampage Jackson: Street Soldier. That should be PLENTY wacky. More Lion Forge titles are impending from IDW, possibly including such classic licensed fear as Miami Vice, and Punky Bewster.