Beckett Comics

Beckett Comics

Beckett Comics was originally a comic-book-publishing imprint of Beckett Publications. It was founded in 2003. Originally, all of its titles were sold at a comparatively lower price than their competition ($1.99 as opposed to $2.25). Yet, despite that, the production values were higher than what their competition offered for their usual products. Beckett enjoyed critical success with their debut title, GENE-FUSION. They continued to produce acclaimed miniseries, including The Ballad of Sleeping Beauty, Fade from Grace, Ronin Hood of the 47 Samurai, and Red Warrior. Encouraged by this, they set out to publish a number of other titles, including the officially licensed adaptation of Terminator 3.

In 2005, Beckett Publications was sold to Apprise Media. Beckett Comics retained their independence, but, without the support of their parent company, they found themselves without resources to publish and distribute their titles. They made a deal with Image Comics to compensate for that problem. Under the terms, Beckett Comics would retain their editorial and creative independence. However, the prices of their titles would be more in line with the rest of the United States' comic book industry. The company intends to focus on publishing original graphic novels instead of monthly issues.

Jeff Amano, the writer of many Beckett Comics titles and the cover artist for all but RUULE: Ganglords of Chinatown, resigned from his position as president of Beckett Entertainment Partners in 2008. Gabriel Benson, the author of Fade from Grace and The Ballad of Sleeping Beauty, continues to work at Beckett Entertainment pursuing projects in the comic book, film, and television industries.

Titles

Original Titles

*GENE-FUSION

  • The Ballad of Sleeping Beauty
  • Fade From Grace
  • RUULE series.
    • Vol.1: Ganglords of Chinatown
    • Vol.2: Kiss and Tell

Licensed Titles

Original Graphic Novels

See also

Web site of Beckett Comics

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