A World Gone Mad with Greed Means the Criminals Take Charge in New Graphic Novel from Archaia Entertainment
Bleedout Expands Upon the Mythos of the Highly Popular Online Video Game, CrimeCraft
For Immediate Release:
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA (July 11, 2011) – The bestselling online video game, CrimeCraft, will be getting a graphic novel adaptation this summer, with the release of Bleedout from publisher Archaia Entertainment. Bleedout establishes the game’s universe, introducing fans and players to new characters and conspiracies through a wholly original story. The title is set to release in stores on July 15.
Bleedout tells the frighteningly plausible tale of a world destroyed by its own greed and shortsightedness. When every oil well on the planet mysteriously ran dry, utterly dissolving the cornerstone of modern civilization, global economies withered and nations fell like bone-dry dominoes, including the seemingly impervious United States. Caught in a zenith of chaos, Sunrise City now lies in the hands of a criminal cabal who may or may not hold the key to the future… and the secrets behind the planet’s tragic ruin.
Based on the expansion to the Massively Multiplayer Online shooter game, CrimeCraft, from Vogster Entertainment, this deluxe hardcover volume collects chapters from some of the comic industry’s hottest superstars, including Nathan Fox, Zach Howard, Sanford Greene, David Williams, Ben Templesmith, Gary Erskine, Howard Chaykin, Glenn Fabry, Vince Proce, and Trevor Hairsine, with cover art by Tim Bradstreet. Written by Mike Kennedy, this graphic novel presents the world of Bleedout in all of its grim, pulp noir glory, with page after page of supplemental graphic and story material that further explores this tragic future, and the frighteningly familiar current events that lead there in the first place.
For more information on Bleedout or other Archaia titles, please visit http://www.archaia.com.
For more information on the video game CrimeCraft, please visit http://www.crimecraft.com.
About Archaia Entertainment
Archaia is a multi-award-winning graphic novel publisher with more than 50 renowned publishing brands, including such domestic and international hits as Mouse Guard, Return of the Dapper Men, Gunnerkrigg Court, Awakening, The Killer, Days Missing, Tumor, Syndrome, Artesia, Engineer, and an entire line of The Jim Henson Company graphic novels. Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation for producing meaningful content that perpetually transforms minds, building one of the industry’s most visually stunning and eclectic slates of graphic novels. Archaia was named Graphic Novel Publisher of the Year according to Ain’t it Cool News, Graphic Policy, and Comic Related, and was honored with nine 2011 Eisner Awards nominations. Archaia has also successfully emerged as a prolific storyteller in all facets of the entertainment industry, extending their popular brands into film, television, gaming, and branded digital media.