Legendary Comics Announces New Official Graphic Novel Tales of Carnival Row, Featuring Original Stories
By Staff Reports
Legendary Comics announced Tales of Carnival Row, the official graphic novel that will bring fans all-new adventures from Carnival Row, the hit series from Legendary and Prime Video, starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne. Writer George Mann (Wychwood, the Newbury & Hobbes series) and series writers C.M. Landrus, Charles Valasquez-Witosky, and Jordan Crair have crafted tales that will shed light on some of the most popular characters from the neo-noir Victorian fantasy series, with art by Magda Price, Giorgia Sposito, Gus Storms, Harvey M. Tolibao, and Ashley A. Woods. The cover is by ZID (Kingdom Kong, Dune: The Official Movie Graphic Novel) with a variant cover by Mike Collins (Doctor Who). The graphic novel, set to hit retailers on July 26, 2022, is now available for pre-order at: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indie Bound, and ComicShopLocator.com.
In the dark and magical world of Carnival Row, there are many stories to be told. Readers can explore the Burgue, where war-weary humans and Fae strike an uneasy peace and eke out a meager coexistence in this new anthology graphic novel. Fans can take a closer look at the myths and half-truths surrounding their favorite characters, including Philo, Vignette, Millworthy, Agreus, Tourmaline, and Aisling.
“Carnival Row is such a rich world with so many interesting characters,” said Robert Napton, senior vice president of Legendary Comics. “The Row itself is a setting so full of mystery and lore, so it was fun to delve into some of the nooks and crannies in an anthology format to see what we might find.”
“Stepping onto Carnival Row and being given the chance to walk a few steps in the boots of some of these fantastic characters was a real joy,” said the graphic novel’s writer, George Mann. “The setting is so vivid and gritty, but with an undercurrent of delicious magic and folklore that makes it all the more compelling. Crafting new tales for these characters alongside a host of talented artists was a huge amount of fun.”
About the television series:
Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad) star in Carnival Row, a series set in a Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures whose exotic homelands were invaded by the empires of man. This growing population struggles to coexist with humans—forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective, Rycroft Philostrate (Bloom), and a refugee faerie named Vignette Stonemoss (Delevingne) rekindle a dangerous affair despite an increasingly intolerant society. Vignette harbors a secret that endangers Philo’s world during his most important case yet: a string of gruesome murders threatening the uneasy peace of the Row.
About Legendary Comics:
Legendary Comics was born out of a passion for mythic entertainment, seeking out new talent and working with the best and the brightest in the industry to create transportive worlds, inspirational characters, and spectacular adventures that leap off the page. Founded in 2011, Legendary Comics has produced an exciting catalogue of original titles that continues to grow and evolve. From partnerships with industry legend Frank Miller to Grant Morrison’s Eisner-nominated Annihilator, Legendary Comics has a passion for innovative new stories, including the fantasy graphic novel The Heart Hunter, the historical fiction story Championess (inspired by the true story of Elizabeth Wilkinson) and Jessica Chobot and Erika Lewis’ hit webseries, Firebrand: The Initiation of Natali Presano. In addition to original titles, Legendary Comics also expands the scope of the cinematic universes of its parent company Legendary Entertainment, by bringing big-screen adventure exploding onto the comic book page. Working with the visionary filmmakers and the architects of Legendary’s Monsterverse, they have delivered the level of quality and authenticity our fans demand with New York Times best-sellers such as Godzilla: Aftershock, Pacific Rim: Aftermath, and Skull Island: The Birth of Kong, to name a few. http://www.legendary.com/comics