Lion Forge Comics Announces New Superhero Universe And Young Reader Imprint [NYCC 2016]
Lion Forge Comics may have had the best New York Comic Con out of all the publishers in attendance, as the up-and-coming publisher unveiled a host of good news about its growth and expansion for the next year. In addition to the news that it has acquired Magnetic Press and will publish titles under the new imprint known as Magnetic Collection, Lion Forge also announced the formation of new imprints focused on young readers and superhero stories.
On Saturday, Lion Forge announced the formation of CubHouse, an imprint focused on comics and children's books specifically for children age twelve and under. Lion Forge already has a young adult imprint called Roar Comics, but the announcement of CubHouse shows a dedication to the publisher's mantra of "comics for everyone."
Lion Forge also announced the formation of its own superhero universe under the banner Catalyst Prime, which will debut in 2017 with a one-shot establishing the new universe. At the publisher's Sunday panel, it announced seven titles will spin-out of what it referred to as "The Event," and mentioned some of the creative teams involved.
Christopher Priest will co-write the establishing one-shot with senior editor Joseph P. Illidge, with art from Marco Turini. Joe Casey and Ramon Govea will co-write a title with art by Larry Stroman, with Casey working on two other series' with art by Damian Scott and Jefte Palo, respectively.
Other creative teams involved with Catalyst Prime include David Walker, Dr. Sheena Howard & Chuck Collins; Brandon Thomas & Ken Lashley; Alex De Campi and Pop Mhan; and Amy Chu and Jan Duursema.