Indie Publisher Darkrose Studios Launches TRDWTR

Hey Otakus and Geeks here is some cool news for you from newcomers Darkrose Studios. Darkrose is a new comic publishing company that is getting ready to launch their new franchise TRDWTR (Technological Research and Development Working Toward a Resolution). Check out the details below.

TRDWTR is Darkrose Studios’ first title. It is a 30-part graphic novel series, set in a plausible geopolitical future. It follows a team of hi-tech special operatives, who have become the only force standing between hope and anarchy. The novel has been written and created by Morgan Rosenblum, founder of Darkrose Studios, and illustrated by Ray Dillon, best known for his work on Borderlands 2 and Game of Thrones. TRDWTR Issue One will premiere on Times Square, at the Midtown Comics book store on September 10th, 2014. Issue One is limited to 500 prints and will be sold at $4.99 per copy exclusively at Midtown Comics stores. TRDWTR Part One (containing issues 1 - 4) will become available on September 30th on and in brick-and-mortar stores nationwide a month thereafter. In addition to print publications, Darkrose Studios are also working on a live-action series based on the graphic novel. The teaser trailer of the live-action series which you can see below.

With the series in production since April 2014, Mr. Rosenblum aims to release the entire first season in mid- 2015. Along with the graphic novel and the live action series, the TRDWTR website also plays an important role in immersing TRDWTR fans into the story. It challenges them to become TRDWTR operatives and complete various real-world missions. Much in the style of the Command & Conquer game series, the missions are accompanied by live-action video clips of TRDWTR characters interacting with the players to debrief, congratulate and antagonize them. As a reward for completing these missions the players can unlock large portions of the graphic novel, as well as an animated motion comic voiced by the actors of the series. According to Morgan Rosenblum, the immersive storytelling experience that Darkrose Studios create for their fans set their titles apart from the other book launches. Mr. Rosenblum will be chairing a panel on the topics of trans-media storytelling and self-publishing at New York Comic Con in October 2014.