WirePop announces the addition of Masaru
Submitted by Morbius on July 1, 2003 - 09:23
WirePop -- www.wirepop.com -- announced today the new webcomic "Masaru," by Brian Holley, will be joining the webcomic line-up on WirePop.com, the growing Manga and Manga-styled webcomic subscription magazine.
â€œMasaru breaks from the norm when it comes to mange-styled comics.â€ says Panella, WirePopsâ€™ Publisher â€œBrian is putting a unique spin on the super hero tale and putting it in a highly animated style comic. I think everyone will be surprised at the clean look of this comic by the very talented team that Brian has put together, and weâ€™re glad they decided to join WirePop.â€
Holley, talked about "Masaru" saying, "The title is about a twelve year-old kid that is the strongest super-hero in the Universe! He is physically strong, you know, like Hulk or Superman. Some of the ideas we explore are: â€˜What kind of an attitude would a kid that age, with that kind of power, really have?â€™ and â€˜How would other super-heroes (and villains) react?â€™ Masaru experiences a series of adventures that lead him across the Galaxy, and eventually into a discovery of the true source of his awesome power.
â€œI am so excited about the team we have put together for Masaru that I feel like Iâ€™m going to â€˜popâ€™! Omarâ€™s pencils have a unique Manga feel, and Santiago Lozano, a world-class artist, is doing the finishes, inks and colors. We couldnâ€™t have a better team."
Holley had this to say about joining the Manga subscription magazine WirePop.com," Omar and I had been working on this project for a couple of months, mainly for our own enjoyment, then Santiago showed interest in it and I was really excited. So there we were, â€˜all dressed up with no place to goâ€™ and then the WirePop opportunity came along. Itâ€™s like it was meant to be."
"Masaru" will debut on the WirePop.com website when it is launched later this summer, and will be updated weekly. The latest episode of every WirePop webcomic will be free for anyone to read. "This new industry of publishing comics online is affording readers a new way to access quality, professional comics that was never really possible in the print world. The diligent reader can read the WirePop.com webcomics for free if they keep up with the weekly updates," said Panella "but the paying subscriber will gain access to more content, extras and the ever growing archive of WirePop webcomics." WirePop.com subscription prices will be $2.95 a month or $24.95 a year. Paying subscribers will have access to all on-going WirePop.com webcomics and archives plus exclusive subscriber only comics. They will also have access to exclusive content and features such as: Galleries, Downloads, Comic Bookmarks, Creator Journals and more.
WirePop.com is the first online publisher and subscription site of Manga and Manga-styled English comics. WirePop will be publishing 20 exclusive webcomics by independent comic book creators on its' upcoming website WirePop.com. WirePop.com is one of the first genre specific webcomic subscription publishers and will be expanding into printed comics in the near future.
For more information go to www.wirepop.com.