The Lion Forge, LLC has acquired the assets of Magnetic Press, Inc. Magnetic Press has become the Magnetic Collection.
Mike Kennedy, Publisher and President of Magnetic Press, joins Lion Forge Comics as Creative Director for the Magnetic Collection. Kennedy will curate a branded collection of premier books across all of Lion Forge’s imprints, including new acquisitions and the Magnetic catalog of titles.
“It’s no secret Magnetic Press was launched to carry the torch of quality production gleaned from the preceding years at Archaia,” said Kennedy. “Cultivating creators and nurturing talent ranked as the top priority for Magnetic. So, becoming a part of Lion Forge is like a homecoming.”
Chicago-based Magnetic Press was formed in late 2013 (see “Archaia, BOOM! Vets Form New Publisher”) and focused on bringing books and talent from around the world to the U.S. market. Their fall release list can be viewed here (see “Magnetic Press Adds 5 Titles to Fall List”).
Lion Forge has made a number of major hires in the past few months (see “Lion Forge Adds Senior Editor for Roar” and “Lion Forge Staffs Up”).