ENTER: THE SUPER-UNEQUALED HERO OF EXCELLENCE!
Bravoman Makes The Leap To Graphic Novels This Fall!
SAN DIEGO, JULY 19—UDON Entertainment and ShiftyLook are proud to announce that this November, the Super-Unequaled Hero of Excellence himself, BRAVOMAN, will make the leap to the printed page in Bravoman™ Volume 1 Hardcover Graphic Novel, from Matt Moylan, Dax Gordine, and UDON Entertainment!
BRAVOMAN®, a classic Japanese video game originally created by NAMCO LIMITED in 1988, has been re-envisioned by NAMCO BANDAI Games’ ShiftyLook project and is now appearing in hilarious, all-new comic strips three times a week on the ShiftyLook website! The hit new webcomics have spun off a brand new video game, a new animated series, and — coming this fall — a graphic novel collecting the first year of BRAVOMAN™ comics!
“We have a super-unequaled excitement about the new areas the BRAVOMAN franchise will stretch into with this book,” said Rob Pereyda, NAMCO BANDAI Games’ ShiftyLook Producer and Editor-in-Chief. “We are optimistic that people with any sense of taste anywhere will enjoy the work of excellence that the good folks at UDON Entertainment have created.”
“We’re very excited by our partnership with ShiftyLook to help create, and now publish, the adventures of Bravoman,” said UDON Chief of Operations Erik Ko. “UDON crew members Matt Moylan and Dax Gordine are writing and drawing a hilarious, high-quality strip. I’m thrilled that a brand new audience will get to discover the series in comic and book stores.”
Bravoman™ Volume 1 is a 152-page hardcover graphic novel, arriving in stores November 2013. Collecting more than 130 strips from the ultra-stretchy, monster-battling, giant robot-smashing hero’s adventures, Bravoman™ Volume 1 is also jam-packed with bonus pin-ups, rough sketches, creator commentary, and much much more! A thrilling welcome to the world of BRAVOMAN™ and a collectible yearbook for the tens of thousands of hardcore webcomics fans, Bravoman™ Volume 1 is not to be missed!
BRAVOMAN™ VOLUME 1
By Matt Moylan and Dax Gordine
Release Date: November 2013
Size: 7.5″ wide X 8.25″ long
Page Count: 160, Color
Published by UDON Entertainment
ABOUT UDON ENTERTAINMENT
UDON Entertainment is a publisher of original art books, graphic novels, and manga. UDON’s best-known projects are those based on popular video game franchises, including Street Fighter®, Okami®, Mega Man®, Darksiders®, Valkyria Chronicles, and more. The publisher’s ever-growing library also includes English editions of several Japanese manga titles, and the anthology art book series Apple. For more information, visit www.UDONentertainment.com.
ABOUT NAMCO BANDAI Games
NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., a part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive contents – including all major video game consoles, amusement machines (arcade products) and network platforms such as mobile and online. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, Tekken®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®. More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/english/.
Part of the Namco label at NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., ShiftyLook is all about bringing arcade classics back to life with webcomics, cartoons, games and more! With some of the coolest creators in the business, ShiftyLook publishes webcomics for classic games like KATAMARI, GALAGA™ and DIG DUG™, and introduces retro Japanese titles like BRAVOMAN™, WONDER MOMO, VALKYRIE and KLONOA™ to fans both old and new. ShiftyLook’s animated series include BRAVOMAN™ and MAPPY™. More information on ShiftyLook can be found at http://shiftylook.com.