LINE Webtoon and Legendary Comics Expand Partnership with Three New Titles, Including Actor John Barrowman’s Fantasy Series Cursed
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LINE Webtoon and Legendary Comics Expand Partnership with Three New Titles, Including Actor John Barrowman’s Fantasy Series Cursed

November 17, 2017

Following the Success of Firebrand Season 1, Legendary Set to Debut 2nd Season Alongside New Titles Cursed and Rob Exclusively on LINE Webtoon in 2018

 LOS ANGELES, November 17, 2017 – LINE Webtoon (http://www.webtoons.com), the popular digital comics publisher pioneering the development and distribution of comics worldwide, and comic publisher Legendary Comics announced today an expansion to their partnership that will include two all-new titles and a second season for red-hot series Firebrand. Headlining this expansion is Cursed, a new fantasy series, in Scottish mythology starring entertainer John Barrowman (Arrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who).  The partnership will also bring LINE Webtoon readers new series Rob, a medieval action-packed hero’s journey by Richard Dinnick, and the highly anticipated second season of Firebrand: The Initiation of Natali Presano, a thrilling supernatural series from Nerdist News host Jessica Chobot, author/producer Erika Lewis and artist Claudia Aguirre.

 “Legendary Comics continues to produce explosively popular comic series, and we are thrilled to announce the expansion of our partnership,” said JunKoo Kim, Founder and Head of LINE Webtoon. “We saw a huge success with Firebrand and look forward to not only continuing the series but also bringing two additional series to Webtoon, including titles by John and Carole Barrowman, Erika Lewis, Jessica Chobot, Claudia Aguirre, Tommy Lee Edwards, Beni Lobel, and Richard Dinnick.”

Robert Napton of Legendary Comics went on to say, “It has been awesome working with LINE Webtoon to propel the success of Firebrand, the platform has such a devoted base of readers and we love getting to interact with our fans each week. We can’t wait to see the response for these new titles as we continue to broaden the scope of our work together.”

 Readers can check out Cursed, Rob and Firebrand: Season 2 exclusively on LINE Webtoon in 2018. To download the official LINE Webtoon app, visit the Apple App Store and Google Play.

 Learn more about each action-packed series:

Cursed

Created by Scottish siblings actor John Barrowman (Arrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who) and author/professor Carole Barrowman, along with author/producer Erika Lewis, Cursed is a time-traveling magical journey set between 1745 and present day that follows Charlie Stewart, a dislikeable lawyer whose bloodline is cursed by the Gods after Charlie’s ancestor, Prince Charles Edward Stewart, makes a deal with Bregon, the god of war.  The exchange quickly backfires with Bregon stealing three talismans from his sisters, the goddesses of fate and time, and a battle soon ensues. Until the talismans are returned, the three sisters can no longer control fate and time, and Charles Edward Stewart and his descendants are cursed to lose everything on their 40th birthdays. Designs for the series is being provided by artist Tommy Lee Edwards and the series will be illustrated by artist Beni Lobel.

  “I’m thrilled to be breaking new ground with this epic time-twisting Celtic tale. Starring as Charlie in the comic and helping create him, how brilliant is that? This collaboration with Legendary Comics and LINE Webtoon is a match made among the gods!”John Barrowman



 “This story is steeped in our Scottish heritage and the Barrowman family’s tradition of telling big bold stories. It’s so exciting that it’ll run first on LINE Webtoon.”Carole Barrowman

 “The release of Firebrand on LINE Webtoon was better than I could have ever imagined. From the direct connection to readers to the instantaneous feedback and the platform’s ability to create a truly unique experience for users,I couldn’t have been more pleased with the partnership and am thrilled to have Cursed coming to LINE Webtoon as well.” – Erika Lewis

 Rob

Created by British screenwriter and novelist Richard Dinnick, best known for his work in the revered Doctor Who franchise, Rob is a new series set in medieval England and France that follows Rob, a knight in training under the guidance of Sir Hugh. On a run-of-the-mill hunting trip, Rob tries to save the life of ‘The Young King’ of England, but instead of being rewarded for his bravery, Rob is banished from the land. When The Young King is assassinated by France’s Chevaliers Sinistre, a secret order of highly-trained French knights, Rob and his mentor, Sir Hugh, head East to Constantinople disguised as pilgrims to complete a secret quest for ‘The Spear of Destiny.’

 “I am thrilled to be working with the amazing Legendary Comics and LINE Webtoon. They bring together years of experience and cutting edge technology, allowing us to reach a huge audience. And I hope that huge audience is going to love Rob as much as we do. It’s an exciting thrill ride through a slightly different mediaeval world than the one you’re used to! We’ve managed to hit upon a new genre in which our gallery of great characters can struggle, battle, face danger and love: Renaissance Punk!” –Richard Dinnick

 Firebrand (Season 2)

Created and written by Nerdist News’ Jessica Chobot and author/producer Erika Lewis with artwork by Claudia Aguirre (from the Eisner nominated Kim & Kim), Firebrand returns in 2018 for a much-anticipated second season. In season one, Natali Presano, a witch who never fit into her father’s human world, fled the safety of her home into the arms of her aunt Selena, the mysterious guardian of a magical order waging a centuries-old war for survival in the mountains of Spain. Now, 20 years old, and sworn to protect humankind and Eder from those who seek to destroy it, Natali returns with Selena to Seattle. In season two, the dark forces regroup and Natali must race against time to find the key to their destruction while facing demons from her past she thought were long since gone.

“After the great response to season one, I’m very much looking forward to bringing season two to our readers! Natali’s experiences with friends and foes continues to grow and I hope folks will enjoy the ride!”  — Jessica Chobot

“I’m very happy to go back to drawing my favorite meddling kids –and their Auntie Hardcore™! There are amazing new twists and turns and adventures that will keep everyone on the edge of their seats!”  –Claudia Aguirre

About LINE Webtoon:

LINE Webtoon is the global leader in digital comics. LINE Webtoon is available on iOS, Android, tablets and web browsers. LINE Webtoon was launched by NAVER, Korea’s top search portal in 2004, and launched globally in 2014. To date, LINE Webtoon has over 10 million daily unique readers around the globe, and over 35 million monthly unique readers. Pioneering the distribution and consumption of digital comics worldwide, LINE Webtoon is taking the comic experience to the next level by providing readers with daily curated content, and giving creators an intuitive platform designed to help them easily publish and publicize their own original comics.

http://www.webtoons.com/

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 Marc Guggenheim’s The Adventures of Jonas Quantum, the fantasy action series A Town Called Dragon, and Jessica Chobot and Erika Lewis’ hit webseries, Firebrand: The Initiation of Natali Pressano. 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 aritechs 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: Awakening and Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero, and Skull Island: The Birth of Kong, to name a few.

http://www.legendary.com/comics

 

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