SEVEN SEAS LAUNCHES "ZOOM COMICS" FREE WEBCOMIC PORTAL
(LOS ANGELES, August 1, 2011) - With over seven years of experience producing the finest original English-language manga, Seven Seas Entertainment, in partnership with Pixie Trix Comix, is proud to announce the launch of the ad-supported free webcomic portal: Zoom Comics (www.ZoomComics.com). The debut line-up of series on Zoom Comics includes the long-awaited Amazing Agent Luna prequel series Amazing Agent Jennifer; the modern-day shoujo exploration of the Dracula mythos, Dracula Everlasting; the wacky monster hunting follow-up to the fan-favorite Aoi House entitled Paranormal Mystery Squad; and the campy, supernatural sex comedy Vampire Cheerleaders. Licensed series planned to debut in the future on Zoom Comics include the Korean shonen manhwa series Witch Hunter by Cho Jung-man and shoujo sleuth series, Lizzie Newton: Victorian Mysteries by Hye-Jin Jeon and Gi Ha Lee.
"These days, people want their content free and they want it fast," says Seven Seas president Jason DeAngelis. "Zoom Comics will provide high quality free comics to readers online instantaneously. By partnering with Pixie Trix Comix--a site already famous for running Gisele Lagace's hugely popular series such as Eerie Cuties and Ménage à 3 and Holly G's School Bites--we hope to tap into an existing web comic readership as well as reach out to brand new readers."
About Zoom Comics' Series:
AMAZING AGENT JENNIFER
Written by Nunzio DeFilippis & Christina Weir, Art by Kriss Sison
Before Luna's hard-as-nails boss known simply as "Control" ever became a control agent, Jennifer Kajiwara was once a rookie herself. From Jennifer's freshman year in the Agency as a late teen, through her struggles with her parents and her grueling training, to her first dangerous mission as a field agent (and first big romance!), being a young secret agent is never easy. Jennifer must learn the hard way how to play the deadly spy games that make her such a competent control agent years hence, as she becomes embroiled in a secret war full of intrigue, betrayal and deadly consequences.
Written by Nunzio DeFilippis & Christina Weir, Art by Rhea Silvan
Nicholas Harker is an average teen who has just lost his parents in a tragic accident. But when he learns he is the sole heir to a vast estate from a mysterious ancestor he never knew he had, his life will never be average again. Together with his new friend, Jill Hawthorne, who has relocated from London, Nicholas discovers that he is a direct descendant of Lord Dracula, and what's worse, Dracula's spirit is beginning to exert control over him. Under the spell of Dracula, Nicholas' first order of business is to rebuild Castle Dracula stone by stone in the outskirts of Boston. There are those from Dracula's past who will stop at nothing to destroy Nicholas, and those who come to his aid and urge him to embrace his destiny. Only one loves him; the rest want to use him--in a dark war where Nicholas' very soul is the battleground.
PARANORMAL MYSTERY SQUAD
Written by Adam Arnold, Art by Comipa and Ian Cang
Goth girl Stephanie Kane, her bratty sister Katie, and best friend Charlotte have a good thing going. They've made a name for themselves traveling the country in their trusty Winnebago hunting down cryptids and all manner of supernatural beasties. That is, until the organization known as PETM (People for the Ethical Treatment of Monsters) slaps them with a boatload of new regulations and places a court-appointed PETM liaison on their all girl team: the enigmatic, albeit slightly anemic, J.C. Summerfield. When things go awry during the team's next case, it's Stephanie's kid sister Katie who finds herself in the hairiest situation of her life... literally!
Written by Adam Arnold, Art by Shiei
The Bakertown High School cheerleading squad has a secret: behind all their pretty makeup and short skirts are five hungry vampires who sure know how to show their school spirit! When one of their own turns up missing, the vampire cheerleaders have no other choice but to induct one of the eleventh grade girls from B Squad into their vixenous ranks. Siring new recruit Heather Hartley may be the easy part, but keeping her from turning into a vamp-gone-wild and draining the entire football team on the eve of the big homecoming game is another matter!
About Seven Seas Entertainment, LLC
Established in 2004, Seven Seas Entertainment is devoted to producing original manga, comics, graphic novels, and youth literature, and bringing the best in Japanese and Korean licenses to North American audiences. The company's line-up includes such original manga properties as Amazing Agent Luna, Hollow Fields, and Paranormal Mystery Squad; such licensed manga as A Certain Scientific Railgun, Toradora!, and the New York Times Bestselling manga series Dance in the Vampire Bund; and the epic YA novel series Avalon: Web of Magic by Rachel Roberts. Seven Seas' website, www.gomanga.com, is a daily stop for thousands of visitors eager to read manga online and contribute to an ever-growing forum community. Seven Seas Entertainment is partnered with Tor/Macmillan and have collaborated on several series including Afro Samurai, Hayate X Blade, Inukami!, the Wicked City novels by Hideyuki Kikuchi, and Orson Scott Card's upcoming original manga series Laddertop.