my first time."
Jenna Jameson, Virgin Superhero
not that much of a stretch for America's most beloved porn
star to appear at Comic-Con for the first time. Despite
efforts to "clean up" the show for families, there's
still a lot of prurient interest from attendees.
it's a bit of a surprise that Jenna has joined the Virgins
-- Virgin Comics, which has recruited creators like Nicolas
and Weston Cage, Guy Ritchie, Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics
and John Woo to put their spin on comics characters.
morning Virgin Comics sent out the word that Jenna would
be appearing on behalf of the publisher, and has created
the concept behind Shadow Hunter. So check
out Virgin's announcement, and click on the image up right
for a full-on picture of the Greg Horn teaser image Virgin
World-famous entrepreneur, adult entertainment
icon and New York Times best-selling author Jenna Jameson
is creating and staring in her own series of comic books,
it was announced today by Virgin Comics CEO, Sharad Devarajan,
at Comic-Con, the industry’s annual super-festival
in San Diego. The series, titled Shadow Hunter, debuts in
comic shops and online comic retailers in December. The
complete 144 page Shadow Hunter book will be available in
June 2008 at all major book sellers. A new site, JennaComix.com
will host additional information, previews and pre-orders
of the comic art and books.
Shadow Hunter is the story of a provocative
superheroine who survives a brush with death only to find
herself fighting the legions of hell for her very soul.
Cover art for the first issue has been created by Greg Horn,
a top illustrator of comic books and video games. The story,
while provocative and sexy, contains no nudity and is intended
for a mainstream audience.
“Jenna Jameson is a cultural force,”
said Virgin Comics CEO Sharad Devarajan. “She is an
entrepreneur who is taking the taboo to the mainstream and
has built an industry around her brand.”
“I’m thrilled to be collaborating
with Virgin to bring this story to life, first as comics
and eventually in film and other formats,” said Jenna
Jameson. “Working with comics is creatively liberating
– everything is possible. My character is sultry,
sexy and kicks ass!’
"Jenna brings a defiance and edge to everything she
does, said Gotham Chopra, Chief Creative Officer of Virgin
Comics. “She's a provocateur and there's no doubt
that our creative team at Virgin is going to have a blast
collaborating with her. I can assure you every artist we
have in our studio is vying to get assigned to this project!"
San Diego Comic-Con is preparing for record
crowds when Jenna makes her very first appearance at this
event that attracts more than 100,000 fans. Jenna will be
speaking about Shadow Hunter and signing autographs for
fans on Saturday afternoon, July 28 at 4:30 PM. Images from
the series will be available from the Virgin Comics booth
at the San Diego Convention Center.