FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BLOODRAYNE: DARK SOUL OFFERED IN TWO COVERS
AUGUST 18, 2005 -- BAYVILLE, NJ -- Echo 3 Worldwide and Digital Webbing want fans to know that BloodRayne: Dark Soul hasn’t been cancelled but postponed to be re-solicited in the October Previews catalog for items shipping in December. “Artist, Cedric Nocon was rushed into emergency surgery just after the San Diego Comic Con,” explains E3W President, Steven O’Connell. “This forced production to come to a grinding halt.” There were two choices they could have taken: get a new artist to complete the book – thus having two artists on the book…or, discard the current pages and have the new artist start from scratch. “As a fan, I thought option two was the right choice,” O’Connell emphasized. “I always hated when a book changed artists midway through a story. I’m sure I’m not alone. The easy choice would have been option one…but I’m sure fans will really enjoy the artwork of Rob Delatorre. He’s truly doing a bang-up job. Plus, we’re utilizing Cedric Nocon’s amazing layouts so he still has a hand in Dark Soul, albeit a small but significant one.”
Echo 3 Worldwide and Digital Webbing are planning two new covers for December release. “We decided as a thank you to retailers and the fans, we’ll offer two new covers,” explains O’Connell. “The first cover will be by fan favorite, Romano Molenaar (BloodRayne: Skies Afire, Witchblade, The Darkness and Lady Death). The second will be by new artist, Rob Delatorre (Seal Team Seven). Both covers will be available to order through Previews.”
With their schedule adjusted, the next BloodRayne one-shot to hit shops will be BloodRayne: Lycan Rex (Diamond Item Code: AUG05 2880) available for order right now in the August Previews for items shipping in October. “It’s practically ready to ship out to the printer,” explains O’Connell. “And there will also be two covers for this book: one by interior artist, Mark A. Robinson (New Mutants, Codename: Knockout)…and another by cover artist extraordinaire, Greg Horn (Elektra, Emma Frost, Vampirella).
--Retailers can order October’s BloodRayne: Lycan Rex - Robinson cover (Diamond Item Code: AUG05 2880) Greg Horn cover (Diamond Item Code: AUG05 2881). For info on December’s BloodRayne: Dark Soul they can contact their Diamond Customer Service Representative.
About Echo 3 Worldwide
The brainchild of Writer/Producer/Director, Steven O'Connell, Echo 3 Worldwide was conceived as a vehicle for acquiring the rights to video games that O'Connell felt would translate well to comics. BloodRayne is the first of many projects to come from Echo 3. Echo 3 Worldwide can be found on the web at www.echo3worldwide.com
About Digital Webbing
Digital Webbing (www.digitalwebbing.com), created by Ed Dukeshire, is the acclaimed source of comprehensive information on comic book-related websites. In addition to providing daily comic news and daily columns, Digital Webbing is well known for its "talent engine" - matching writers with artists, both amateur and professional.