The SPOOKS website went up today, according to this press release
SPOOKS Hit the Web
Dedicated multimedia site launched
in support of dramatic new series
Filmmaker Ryan Schifrin, creator and co-writer of the Devil’s Due military horror series SPOOKS, announced the January 30, 2008 launch of the official SPOOKS web site, located at http://www.SpookstheComic.com
. The site will feature original creative content, including:
• Illustrated fact files on key military personnel
• The official Department of Supernatural Defense “Most Wanted” list
• Excerpts from the first issue
• The official DOPD mission statement
• Key links, including creator interviews and the “Comic Shop Locator Service”
• SPOOKS music by Lalo Schifrin and Andy Garfield
“We’re really jazzed about the series, which hits next month, and wanted to do something special to commemorate the launch,” Schifrin revealed. SPOOKS is a four-issue arc with a script co-authored by veteran writer Larry Hama (G.I. Joe, Wolverine), artwork by Adam Archer and Jonny Rench (Friday the 13th), and creative underpinnings developed by Hama and famed fantasy author R.A. Salvatore (Forgotten Realms, Demon Wars). The covers for issue #1 were done by Greg Staples and Adam Archer, with subsequent covers by Archer, Federico D’Alessandro, Bill Sienkiewicz, and even film legend Drew Struzan.
The series spotlights the Department of Supernatural Defense, a branch of the military that “recruits, arms, and deploys specially trained forces based within the nation’s borders in support of national security…to keep the country free of supernatural enemies, whether their origins are domestic, international, or otherworldly.” This first limited series reveals a plot by supernatural terrorist groups to enter the United States covertly and launch a nationwide assault.
Schifrin, producer-director of the SciFi Channel event movie Abominable, developed the original concept while working with film producer Daniel Alter (Hitman). Together, they brought SPOOKS to Josh Blaylock, president of Devil’s Due Publishing.
“This is only the beginning for SPOOKS,” Schifrin revealed. “We’ll be adding to the web site on a regular basis, while developing the second story arc. We’ll also use the site to make special announcements as SPOOKS explodes into other media.”