SLG Publishing sent out a press release today on two new comic series by Greg Weisman and Vic Cook, who produce the Spectacular Spider-Man cartoon. Weisman, of course, is also the creator of Gargoyles.
Here’s the press release; they’ll have more info on the books in San Diego:
Fresh off the hit animated series, The Spectacular Spider-Man, producers Greg Weisman (Gargoyles) and Vic Cook (Hellboy: Blood and Iron) in collaboration with SLG Publishing announce their latest all-ages creations: Progeny and Mecha-Nation.
In Progeny, teenager Mike Talan’s world is turned upside down when he discovers that he’s inherited his grandfather’s legacy. You see, Mike’s grandfather wasn’t an ordinary man. Mike’s grandfather is a legend. The greatest hero of them all: Night-Ray. Confronted with the discovery of his grandfather’s power-band, flight boots, costume, and journal, Mike decides to try out being a super-hero. He quickly finds himself working alongside other super-powered individuals as they work together to build the foundations of a new era of heroes. An era for Progeny, the next generation of legends that will fight to bring back hope to a weary world.
The New Kid. The Geek. The Rocker. The Cheerleader. The Goth. An unlikely group of friends under normal circumstances, right? But in Mecha-Nation, Glass Lake High School’s newest transfer student, Kevin Cho, discovers that he has a lot more in common with these individuals than just econ class! These kids are more than just homo-sapiens, they’re Mecha-Sapiens! Empowered with the ability to transform into robotic warriors, they are Earth’s latest batch of unlikely heroes; the first of a brand new Mecha-Nation!
Weisman and Cook forged a creative partnership when they were both working for Disney’s Gargoyles animated series in the nineties. “[We] are very excited to reveal the secret world of the Mecha-Nation and Progeny as SLG comic books,” Weisman says.
Progeny and Mecha-Nation will be published by SLG Publishing in late 2009. Greg Weisman will be appearing at the SLG Publishing booth (#1815) during Comic-Con International and will also discuss the two new projects at the SLG Panel on Saturday July 26.