Legendary Comics Announces New Softcover Print Edition of Eisner Nominated Annihilator

Legendary Comics Announces New Softcover Print Edition of Eisner Nominated Annihilator

The genre bending series by Grant Morrison now available for the first time in paperback and featuring a new special introduction by Christopher Meloni

LOS ANGELES, November 18, 2020 – Legendary Comics announced today that Eisner nominated ANNIHILATOR is now available for the first time in softcover in bookstores and online retailers. This exciting print edition of the original graphic novel odyssey hailing from the subversive mind of Grant Morrison (Animal Man, Batman, All Star Superman, Fantastic Four, Happy!) is a compilation of the six-issue series featuring interiors and new alternate covers by Frazer Irving (Batman and Robin, Judge Dredd, Necronauts). Fans will relish in this paperback edition that also features a new introduction by actor Christopher Meloni as well as bonus materials on the making of the comic. Annihilator, which garnered a prestigious Eisner Award ‘Best Writer’ nomination for Morrison, is the reality-bending sci-fi adventure like no other, brought to life with stunning artwork from Irving.

Washed-up Hollywood screenwriter Ray Spass is caught in a downward spiral of broken relationships, wild parties and self-destruction. Out of luck and out of chances, he’s one failed script away from fading into obscurity. Little does he know he’s about to write the story of his life. As his imagination runs rampant, Ray must join forces with his own fictional character Max Nomax on a reality-bending race to stop the entire universe from imploding… without blowing his own mind in the process.

“We are thrilled to dive back into this space and give Annihilator fans new art and materials to discover more about the process behind the characters and world created by Grant and Frazer,” said Robert Napton, Senior Vice President of Legendary Comics.

Grant Morrison remarks, “Annihilator is a personal favourite of mine – written to showcase the unique, incredible artwork of Frazer Irving, and as a love letter to the larger-than-life characters and witchy, diabolical undercurrents of Los Angeles and Hollywood, my beloved second home! I hope this softcover collection attracts a whole new audience to our tale of black holes, love betrayed, guerrilla screenwriting, and dodgy deals with the devil!”

In his introduction, Meloni writes: “here is the master storyteller exercising (exorcising?) his restless mind, his demanding imagination and bringing gothic horror sci fi present day futuristic mind bend time bend anti-hero saga…and I know I left a half dozen descriptors out.”

For the Annihilator artwork, please visit: https://bit.ly/3kKpZc0.

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About the creators:
Grant Morrison, over the last 30 years, has proven to be one of the most successful and inventive writers to have worked in the comic book medium. They have written best-selling stories for Marvel and DC Comics, creating definitive runs for iconic characters including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Justice League of America, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men. Seminal titles in comics include Batman: Arkham Asylum, All-Star Superman, Animal Man, The Invisibles, WE3, Joe the Barbarian, and Doom Patrol. In Television, they created and co-wrote a number of shows under a development deal for UCP at NBCUniversal. These include the hit show “HAPPY!” for SYFY in 2017, based on their comic book, and an adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World for Peacock in 2020. A long-anticipated adaptation of their epic ‘90s series “The Invisibles” is currently in development. In film, they recently co-wrote The Flash for Warner Bros with Ezra Miller. In 2011, their experience and insight into the myths and traditions of comics resulted in the release of the New York Times bestseller book, Supergods, a groundbreaking psycho-historic mapping of the superhero as a cultural organism. In 2012 Morrison was awarded an MBE for services to film and literature. Barely educated at Mosspark Primary and Allan Glen’s School for Boys, Morrison now lives and works between homes in Glasgow, Scotland and Los Angeles. They are represented by Daniel Cohan and Hrishi Desai at ICM Partners, Los Angeles.

Frazer Irving is a London-born illustrator who has been making comics professionally since 2000. In this time he has worked on titles such as Batman, the X-Men, Iron Man, as well as a wide range of sci-fi stories in the pages of 2000AD. Originally a devoted user of the sable brush, upon discovering computers at Portsmouth University he became a pioneer of early digital comicbook illustration, and since 2006 has produced all of his work in the world of the magic window that is his cintiq or iPad. As well as these talents, Frazer is also a composer of music, and a dreamer of dreams.

About Legendary Comics:
Legendary Comics was born out of a passion for mythic entertainment, seeking out new talent and working with the best and the brightest in the industry to create transportive worlds, inspirational characters, and spectacular adventures that leap off the page. Founded in 2011, Legendary Comics has produced an exciting catalogue of original titles that continues to grow and evolve. From partnerships with industry legend Frank Miller to Grant Morrison’s Eisner-nominated Annihilator, Legendary Comics has a passion for innovative new stories, including the fantasy graphic novel The Heart Hunter, the historical fiction story Championess (based on the true story of Elizabeth Wilkinson) and Jessica Chobot and Erika Lewis’ hit webseries, Firebrand: The Initiation of Natali Presano. In addition to original titles, Legendary Comics also expands the scope of the cinematic universes of its parent company Legendary Entertainment, by bringing big-screen adventure exploding onto the comic book page. Working with the visionary filmmakers and the architects of Legendary’s Monsterverse, they have delivered the level of quality and authenticity our fans demand with New York Times best-sellers such as Godzilla: Aftershock, Pacific Rim: Aftermath, and Skull Island: The Birth of Kong, to name a few. http://www.legendary.com/comics

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