Red 5 Introduces Bonnie Lass

Red 5 is keen on this digital comics thing and even has a new comic to launch their foray into the world of digital first comics. Bonnie Lass is comes from Michael Mayne and Tyler Fluharty and features a brash and daring heroine and her two muscle-headed sidekicks. Their quest (and the plot of the story) is to build a reputation as pirates and to leave the shadow of her father, Cutlass, who found everything in the world except for one: the Eye of the Leviathan.

The world created by Mayne and Fluharty blends the pirate feel of the 1700s and 1800s along with the American western. There's also a sprinkling of modern day technology in there as well, which could make for a fascinating work actually. The book is debuting online only but will eventually make its way to print for the old-fashioned comic book readers out there. It will debut on comixology and iVerse today for a scant $1.99.

Full press release after the jump.


December 22, 2010, Calgary, AB, Canada – Red 5 Comics is pleased to announce the newest addition to their acclaimed line-up, “Bonnie Lass: The Legend” from creators Michael Mayne and Tyler Fluharty.

“Bonnie Lass” spins the yarn of a brash and daring young heroine and her two muscle-headed sidekicks as they set out to build a reputation as swashbuckling pirates to be envied and feared. Bent on overshadowing her father, the infamous Cutlass, Bonnie’s after the one treasure he did not claim -- the Eye of the Leviathan. But there are other forces at work seeking to claim it for themselves.

Bonnie’s world blends the familiar cultural motifs of the most legendary sea-faring pirates of the 1700s and 1800s with a the tone of an American western and a dash of modern-day technology like automobiles and GPS. The unique setting lends unexpected and wildly entertaining twists to a traditional pirate tale.

“Bonnie Lass” was created, written and illustrated by Michael Mayne. Mayne is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer with over twenty-five small press children’s books and novel covers to his credit. He recently illustrated the “Gearz/VSS” comic from Bluewater Productions.

“Bonnie Lass” marks the first title in a line of digital-debut comic series from Red 5 Comics. These titles are the best of the creator-owned off-beat, fresh-talent, eclectic or genre stories looking to build an audience and acclaim before making the leap to print editions.

“Bonnie Lass” debuts on the comixology ( -- iOS, web and Android) and iVerse ( – iOS, PSP) digital platforms on December 22. Issue #1 is a plus-sized 34 pages long for just $1.99.

About Red 5 Comics
Red 5 Comics creates and produces cinematic-style comic book entertainment, debuting its first titles in October 2007 and earning the year’s Gem Award as Best New Publisher. It was founded by Paul Ens, former Director of Lucasfilm’s Lucas Online, and Scott Chitwood, co-founder of and regular contributor to

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