Disney Book Group has scheduled the release of four graphic novels this Fall, under two imprints. Disney Press will issue a pair of trade paperbacks. The first is Tron: The Betrayal Graphic Novel, written by Jae Nitz and drawn by Andie Tong, meant to serve as a bridge between the original Tron from 1982 and the upcoming movie Tron: Legacy. It’s 128 pages, has a SRP of $9.99 and is set for release on November 16. Marvel is serializing this material as a two-part mini-series, the first issue shipping in October. The film got a strong push at Comic-Con, and is being heavily promoted by Disney (see “Comic-Con Wrap-Up”).
The second Disney Press release is Hey, Where’s Perry by John Green, the third in its Phineas & Ferb Comic Readers series which turns animation stills into comic panels to retell episodes from the top-rated cartoon series. It retails for $4.99 and will be released on October 12.
The Disney Hyperion imprint has a pair of hardcovers which adapt the first volumes of two best-selling young adult novel series. The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel is written by Rick Roirdan, creator of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, and Robert Venditti, and drawn by Attila Futaki. It’s 128 pages and has a publication date of October 12. And The Amulet of Samarkand: A Bartimaeus Graphic Novel, written by series creator Jonathon Stroud and Andrew Donkin and illustrated by Lee Sullivan and Nicolas Chapuis is144 pages and will be released on November 2. Both retail for $19.99.