New York Comic Con News: Just after announcing the acquisition of Magnetic Press (see “Lion Forge Comics Acquires Magnetic Press”), Lion Forge Comics made news in New York City by announcing two new imprints, Catalyst Prime, a superhero line that will kick off in 2017 with seven titles including three written by comics industry veteran Joe Casey, and Cubhouse, a new imprint that will publish comics for younger readers.
The Catalyst Prime line will be jumpstarted with the publication of a universe-establishing one-shot written by Christopher Priest (Deathstroke), a co-founder of Milestone, and Catalyst Prime editor Joe Illidge. Joe Casey will co-write a title with Ramon Govea with art by Marco Turini, and write two others solo with Damian Scott and Jefte Palo each drawing one of the series.
According to Comic Book Alliance, other Catalyst Prime creative teams include Amy Chu and Jan Duursema, Alex De Campi and Pop Mhan, Brandon Thomas and Ken Lashley, as well as David Walker and Chuck Collins. Look for details about the seven new Catalyst Prime titles to be released in the near future.
Also announced at the NYCC was Cubhouse, a new imprint that will concentrate on comic books for younger readers. Lion Forge will keep its previously announced youth imprint, Roar, but it will be dedicated to creating comics for the slightly older YA audience.