Following a successful launch at this year’s Comic Con International in San Diego, California, the first eight episodes of the Cinematic Graphic Novel William Shatner’s Man O’ War are available on iTunes, ComiXology and Vimeo.Based on Wiliam Shatner’s original novel, Man O’ War is true to the tradition of action-adventure space opera, brought up-to-date for the internet. The characters are crisp, the action is set far into the future and the visuals are breathtaking. For lovers of Star Trek and similar science fiction, Man O’ War opens windows to the possibilities for humankind and its potential place in the universe. This series is a must ‘view.’
ointly developed by Los Angeles-based LNL Partners and Panelfly along with executive producer Shatner, Man O’War is a “Cinematic Graphic Novel” – a digital comic that combines moving panels, a new stylistic dimension in animation, in-story sound effects and a music soundtrack.
“It’s a cross between a movie and a comic book,” explained science fiction icon Shatner, best known for his role as Captain Kirk in Star Trek. “It’s in-between and I think, unique.”
“Showcasing Shatner at his best, William Shatner’s Man O War Cinematic Graphic Novel’ features humanistic storytelling based on his more than 50 years of performance and his lifetime of understanding power and people,” said LNL Partners co-owner Mariano Nicieza. “With the surge of popularity for mobile devices, and with new devices in the pipeline, he believes the time is ripe to introduce a new product channel into the market – and we are thrilled to be part of his vision.”