Ablaze Announces GRAVEYARD WARS with AJ Lieberman
Ablaze has some great things in store very soon for fans, and now they have this, as Ablaze Announces GRAVEYARD WARS for this year.
ABLAZE TEAMS UP WITH AJ LIEBERMAN AND CO. FOR “GRAVEYARD WARS”
Chad Stahelski & 87Eleven Entertainment (John Wick franchise) are attached as executive producers to the series
ABLAZE announced today that they will be publishing “Graveyard Wars” as a series of original graphic novels, with the first graphic novel set for publication this September. Graveyard Wars is written and created by AJ Lieberman, illustrated and colored by Andrew Sebastian Kwan, and lettered (w/ color design) by Darren Rawlings.
In the world of Graveyard Wars, there are people among us, all of whom have had a near-death experience, who now have an ability called a Soul-Skill which allows them to access the skill-sets of the dead; fighter, surgeon, sniper. Anything.
This ability connects them in this realm to the soul, and its skill, in the next. Pilot. Hacker. Assassin. Anything. While not everyone who touches death is able to retain this ability those who do have formed two warring guilds: Caretakers and Dark Hearts.
The Caretaker’s mission? To use the power of the dead to protect the living. Welcome to Graveyard Wars…
Writer AJ Leiberman: “Graveyard Wars is my first new book in a few years and my only goal was to be sure from a story and art standpoint it surpassed the others. And I think we did it. It’s a fun, action story that doesn’t fully reveal itself until the very last page. My only other hope? That it would attract the attention of a director/producer like Chad Stahelski so I can hear all the batshit stuff that goes on during the Wick movies.”
Chad Stahelski & 87Eleven Entertainment (John Wick franchise) are attached as executive producers to Graveyard Wars. Chad is a stuntman and film director best known for directing the 2014 film “John Wick” along with David Leitch, as well as solo directing its two sequels (and will also be involved with the 4th movie in the franchise).
“The mythology, the world-building, and the characters make Graveyard Wars the perfect project to bring to life. The audience needs to experience the potential of this project! And bringing it to the screen would be one of the greatest opportunities of my career…” said Chad Stahleski, Director & Co-Founder of 87Eleven Ent.
Graveyard Wars Vol 1 is an original 232-page graphic novel that will be solicited in the July 2020 issue of Diamond Previews for Sept 2020 shipping items. It will also be available in the book market channel via Diamond Book Distributors, and digitally via Comixology. It is rated Teen+ and ABLAZE will be offering Hardcover and Softcover editions of the books simultaneously, so that retailers and readers may choose the format they like best.
ABLAZE VP Creative/Business Development Rich Young: “Graveyard Wars is unique not only in its premise but also its execution. The art and color design of this book really stand out. AJ and his creative team have come up with something really cool here that I think people are going to dig!”
ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM
AJ Lieberman: AJ Lieberman has written for Disney, Universal Studios, Image Comics (COWBOY NINJA VIKING, TERM LIFE), Scholastic (THE SILVER SIX) and DC (Gotham Knights, Harley Quinn, War Games). AJ’s goal in life is to never have a “real” job and so far things seem to be working out.
Andrew Sebastian Kwan: An illustrator from Toronto, Canada. Influenced by anime, caped crusaders, and movies about galaxies far, far away, Andrew has a passion for creating comics, telling stories, and moonlights as poster artists and graphic designers.
Darren Rawlings: Darren is the owner / creative director of Thinkmore Studios an animation house that provides 2D & 3D animation, motion graphics, and storyboards. His clients include Discovery Channel, BBC, Sony, Scholastic, Warner Bros. History Channel, and Netflix.
The entertainment industry has changed since 87eleven was founded in 1997 — the film has gone digital, practical effects have become special, and editors have ditched the scissors and tape for laptops. But our company’s forward-oriented vision has kept us always at the cutting edge of action design. At 87eleven, our team has over 20 years of stunt-industry experience, and our credits include some of the biggest studio-action films.
Ablaze Announces GRAVEYARD WARS