SPOOKS Hit the Web
Dedicated multimedia site launched in support of dramatic new series
LOS ANGELES, CA, January 15, 2007: 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
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."
The site was developed by Frog on Top Studios, a company doing
internet and media development for the past twelve years, helping to
shape and advance the world of online media. With clients from the
Forbes prestigious "Fortune 500" list, they have become a very
successful developer and have produced a wide variety of mediums
including film, Web, television, kiosk, and gaming. Some of their more
prestigious clients include General Motors, BF Goodrich, Autodesk,
T-Mobile, Alaskan Airlines, Alpine Electronics and numerous Hollywood
icons such as Vin Diesel and Sean Patrick Flanery.
The first issue of SPOOKS hits comic book stores in February, 2008.
Each of the four monthly issues will feature variant covers, and all
four issues will be collected into a trade edition that will include
exclusive bonus features, as well.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: RYAN SCHIFRIN
ABC Nightline News touted RYAN SCHIFRIN as the "future of horror"
after the feature film Abominable, his critically acclaimed directing
debut opened in New York, Los Angeles and Seattle. A graduate of the
University of Southern California School of Cinema, Schifrin received
his Bachelor of Arts degree in Production. He was a music consultant
for the major motion pictures Rush Hour 2 and Rush Hour 3, working
with his father Lalo Schifrin and director Brett Ratner, and
co-produced the Rush Hour 3 soundtrack CD. He is a native of Southern
California, where he lives with his wife, Theresa.
To request an interview with Ryan Schifrin, please contact Steve
Saffel at SWSaffel@aol.com
ABOUT DEVIL'S DUE PUBLISHING:
After exploding on the comic book scene by igniting the "80s retro
revival" in the industry, Devil's Due quickly became one of the
largest and most popular comic book publishers in the United States.
Today DDP's lineup is a diverse mix of original properties and
licensed books including Drafted, Lost Squad, Sheena: Queen of the
Jungle, G.I. Joe, Storm Shadow, SPOOKS, Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms,
DemonWars, Voltron, The Nye Incidents, and the cult-favorite
Hack/Slash, which is currently in pre-production as a feature film for
A four-issue limited series
Written by Ryan Schifrin and Larry Hama
Pencils and inks by Adam Archer, colors by Jonny Rench
Category: Military Horror, Action-Adventure Pub Date. February-May 2008
Pages: 32 pp each issue Price: $3.50
Covers: Issue #1, Adam Archer and Greg Staples
Publisher: Devil's Due Publishing
SPOOKS is TM and (c) 2008 by Ryan Schifrin and Daniel Alter. All