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ARCHAIA’S ‘Transmedia in Graphic Novel Publishing’

CBR overviews Archaia Entertainment’s ‘Transmedia in Graphic Novel Publishing’ panel at SDCC that discussed the company’s initiative in publishing three new graphic novels adapted from other intellectual licenses, creating cornerstone stories which compliment those unique worlds.

The three original graphic novel projects introduced at the panel from Archaia’s Black Label creative teams included “Space 1999: Aftershock and Awe,” ”Cyborg 009″ and ”Hawken.”

Andrew Gaska began by introducing his project ”Space 1999: Aftershock and Awe,” a graphic novel based off of the ’70s TV show of the same name. The story is about an explosion on the moon which sends it out of orbit into space — along with the people inhabiting the base stationed there. “Awe” centers around select individuals who are in some way associated with the lost persons on the moon, and how they are affected by the tragedy.

The graphic novel is an adaptation of the ’70s pilot episode, but a more accurate retelling of the original intended story, which Gaska said was over three hours long before being cut to 45 minutes. Most of the cut footage had been lost, but Gaska said he found a majority of it on Youtube. Combining the found video with the original scripts, he put together the story which was meant to be told.

Find the rest of review at Comic Book Recourses’ website. To learn more about “Space 1999: Aftershock and Awe,” go here, don’t forget to pick of the digital chapters at comiXology. To learn more about “Cyborg 009″ and ”Hawken.” click here, both graphic novels will be available in 2013.