Todd McFarlane Joins Stan Lee, Yoshiki's Comic

posted on 2011-06-27 21:00 EDT by Egan Loo
Creators to unveil Blood Red Dragon comic #0 at Comic-Con International in July

Pow Entertainment, the production company of American comic pioneer Stan Lee, announced on Monday that American comic artist and publisher Todd McFarlane is part of the collaborative Blood Red Dragon comic book from Lee and Japanese rock musician Yoshiki (X Japan). All three of them and writer Jon Goff will unveil issue #0 of their comic at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Thursday, July 21.

On that day, the four creators will hold a panel discussion at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel in the Indigo room from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

According to Pow Entertainment, the comic's issue #0 "focuses on the origin of an ancient and benevolent force, locked in an epic battle with the dark armies of Oblivion. Creative expression and destiny collide, as once in a generation an individual is born with the potential to unlock the awesome might of the Blood Red Dragon, thus channeling a power beyond comprehension and assuming the mantle of Earth's protector. When agents of Oblivion discover that the key to accessing the Blood Red Dragon's energy lays in music—the melodic heart of the human spirit, they launch a series of violent attacks on musicians across the globe.  As he performs in front of a large crowd during the opening show of a massive world tour, drummer and keyboardist Yoshiki comes face-to-face with his destiny, experiencing a transformation that will forever change his life—and possibly the fate of the world."

Update: IGN posted a preview of the concept art from the project on Monday.

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