Roger Corman Attacks Comics
Adding to its line of big names to present their stories, Bluewater Productions has announced Roger Corman Presents. Similar to their Ray Harryhausen Presents and the just launched Vincent Price Presents, the new series, debuting in 2009 will feature all new stories based on Corman’s vast library of properties.
The first title will be Roger Corman Presents Black Scorpion which will involve co-creator Craig J. Nevius. The series will feature photo covers of Michelle Lintel, who played the character on the Sci Fi Channel series. Other properties planned for the series include Death Stalker, The Barbarian Queen, Humanoids from the Deep, and several of the horror classics based on the Edgar Allen Poe stories.
“Comic books have given me so much over the years that it’s time I gave something back to the medium,” the legendary Corman said in a release.
Corman and Nevins both imagined Black Scorpion to be a comic book after two Showtime telefilms with Joan Severence proved successful. Instead, it became a one season wonder for the Sci Fi Channel and finally, years later, is becoming a comic book.
Talent for the new series is said to include Paul Salamoff, Shon Bury, Neal Bailey, Ed Brisson & Daniel Cuchacovich while each will include interviews, behind the scene pictures and reminiscing about the titles from Corman himself.