- Posted by Johanna on January 25, 2008 at 11:09 pm
- Category: Comic News
Press release excerpt follows.
Marvel, in collaboration with acclaimed French comic publisher Soleil, is proud to announce that they will be publishing some of Europe’s most popular comics in English for the first time! Producers of cutting edge science-fiction and fantasy comics loved across the world, Soleil’s an industry leader in bringing fresh voices to the comic medium with their diverse offerings. Now American audiences can discover why talent from all over the world line-up to produce to high-quality graphic novels with Soleil!
Some of Soleil’s most popular releases, such as Sky Doll, Universal War One, Samurai, and Le Fleau Des Dieux, make their English language debuts beginning this May. The first release will be Sky Doll #1 (of 3), a timely socio-political thriller in which a young android must decide her destiny by challenging the very government–and faith–that has controlled her life.
What makes Marvel think they will succeed with this? DC previously tried something similar from 2004-2005 with Humanoids, another French publisher. It doesn’t seem like a great match for Marvel. Frankly, it seems like it came from left field.
If Soleil is known for publishing graphic novels (paragraph 1), why are they publishing Sky Doll in three separate parts? And what format will it be, in American terms?
There’s already a website for the collaboration, although not much specific is there yet.