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Ian Jane
12-06-2013, 04:30 PM
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Mask Of The Red Panda Leaps From Digital

Monkeybrain’s pulp adventure comes to IDW!

San Diego, CA (December 6, 2013) – The story of “the two-fisted masked guardian” is set in Depression-era Toronto where gangsters, gunmen, and even super villains run rampant…or they would be if it weren’t for the city’s protector, the Red Panda and his trusty sidekick, the “fearless fighting female”, the Flying Squirrel. The characters where originally introduced in the award-winning radio drama series, The Red Panda Adventures, created by Gregg Taylor and were done in the style of a 1930’s radio show.

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.

Red Panda: Mask Of The Red Panda joins the cavalcade of digital successes from MonkeyBrain Inc. and IDW welcomes the addition of the acclaimed series to its publishing slate. Red Panda: Mask Of The Red Panda will be the fifth MonkeyBrain Inc. series to make the leap from digital to print publication through IDW Publishing.

“Because these characters started out in the radio serial, they've literally just lived as voices in my head for years now,” said Gregg 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."

As the home of premier digital titles, MonkeyBrain Inc. continues to produce unique and exciting material, which has found a home with IDW!
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About IDW Publishing:

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist's Edition imprint.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood's Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.