| Ascend: Special Edition (2008)
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Publisher: IDW Publishing
Publication Date: January 2008 - Ongoing
Country: United States
IDW Publishing and PCB Productions (www.pcbproductions.com) have announced the hardback release of “Ascend: Special Edition” premiering at San Diego Comic Con 2007.
The new 200-page hardback release of “Ascend: Special Edition” features 70 added pages, re-master artwork, and expanded story taking the reader further into a post-apocalyptic Heaven, where Angels battle over “harvested” human souls in the Purgatory Wars.
A young human, Sebastian, is tragically killed and unwillingly drafted into the Purgatory Wars. He is reunited with his deceased brother, Gideon, the most powerful angel in the Legions of Heaven, who plans to lead a coup to regain their family’s power. Realizing he holds the key to ending the war, Sebastian must face his brother, before Gideon destroys the cycle of life on Earth.
The top-selling sold-out release of Ascend’s trade paperback printing in 2005 was the first graphic novel from writer/creator Keith Arem. Arem’s background in games, audio and animation has also led to the development of “Ascend: Divination” – an animated digital graphic novel, based on the hit book, which will premiere this October at E4ALL Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center http://www.eforallexpo.com/ .
“Ascend is a fantastic universe for our first ‘transmedia’ title,” says Arem. “We are simultaneously developing the screenplay, game, and web series; and we’re excited to expand the world of Ascend with this Special Edition for the fans.”
IDW will release the book in stores nationwide January 2008, and will be available through online retailers, as well as through comic book shops. The trailer from the novel and HI-RES COLOR IMAGES can be found online at www.preparetoascend.com. For interviews, questions and to obtain additional images please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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