Depression era Toronto was a lot like many other locales during the depression. It boasted gangsters, gunmen and even supervillains...well, maybe everything but that last one. In a different time though, it was on the Red Panda and his trusty sidekick the Flying Squirrel to fight the good fight, as introduced in The Red Panda Adventures, done in the style of a 1930s radio show. And now MonkeyBrain Inc. and IDW are teaming up to offer Red Panda: Mask of the Red Panda and Gregg Taylor is ready to keep telling stories.
“Because these characters started out in the radio serial, they've literally just lived as voices in my head for years now,” said Taylor. “To actually see them spring to action-packed life in Dean's beautiful artwork has been a tremendous joy, and to have them find a home with Monkeybrain and IDW Publishing is absolutely a dream come true."
Taylor continued the adventures of the Red Panda in a series of novels, Tales Of The Red Panda and then in the 3-issue digital comic miniseries, Mask Of The Red Panda, which are being collected and printed into one volume for the first time by IDW Publishing. Following in the tradition of the original radio show, Mask Of The Red Panda is written in the style of classic pulp fiction stories of the 1930’s and 1940’s and combined with the stunning artwork by Dean Kotz, making it essential reading for fans of the Golden Age.
Full press release below.
Mask Of The Red Panda Leaps From Digital
Friday, Dec 6th, 2013
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