Kansas City, MO and New York, NY (PRWEB) December 5, 2007
Papercutz, a leading tween/teen graphic novel publishing company, has teamed up with uclick, a leader in digital entertainment, to bring two very familiar titles to uclick's GoComics mobile comic book reader. Everyone's favorite female sleuth, Nancy Drew, and the classic detective team of The Hardy Boys will join uclick's growing lineup of titles that continues to entertain mobile users worldwide.
Both series, featuring original stories created exclusively for the Papercutz graphic novels, will debut on the popular mobile comic book reader in the winter of 2007, with new chapters released weekly. Optimized for the mobile screen, the comic book reader delivers the full-color adventures in a rich, multi-panel format, giving the user flexibility to freely navigate through the series for hours of entertainment on the go.
"Our mobile comic book reader brings the updated adventures of these timeless heroes to mobile screens everywhere," said uclick CEO Chris Pizey, "Papercutz has done an incredible job producing Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys stories that appeal to a modern, tech-savvy audience, and we're thrilled to be a part of their efforts to reach new readers through mobile phones."
Launched over 75 years ago, Nancy Drew has been through many changes over the decades - from the early depression era of the 1930's to the electronic age of the 21st century. In 2005, Papercutz released the first in their new series of Nancy Drew graphic novels with manga-style illustrations and technological updates (like Nancy's hybrid car and George's tablet PC), giving Nancy and her friends a fresh look and a 21st century edge.
Established a few years earlier, The Hardy Boys introduced readers to the amateur detective team of brothers Frank and Joe Hardy. Like Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys have evolved over the decades with a "floating timeline", in which their adventures take place in the present day. In the first graphic novel of the new Papercutz series, the boys journey to the war-torn Middle East on an action-packed rescue mission.
Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys have been favorites of the tween and teen set since their inception largely because, as the technology around them has grown, the classic sleuths' adventures have evolved and kept pace. Over the years the beloved characters have been adapted for animated and live-action TV shows, movies, video games, and cutting edge, manga-style graphic novels now optimized for mobile phone screens.
"We're very excited to have our all-new comics of these fabled series reach yet another audience in a very cool platform," said Papercutz CEO Terry Nantier. "Tweens are heavy users of cellphones; it'll be fun for them to read these comics on the go! Nancy and the Hardy Boys are staying cool and - now truly - connected."
In addition to the new adventures of Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys, the star-studded GoComics mobile lineup includes Jeff Smith's wildly popular Bone series; the Shakti-style epics of Virgin Comics; the sci-fi fantasy hits GØDLAND and Elephantmen; the webcomic-turned-comic-book PvP; the manga and anime horror import Guilstein; high-flying martial arts fun starring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and many more. The Gocomics mobile comic book reader is available on all major carriers, including AT&T, Sprint and Verizon.
For more information on uclick's GoComics mobile line, visit http://www.gocomics.com/comicbooks.
Launched in the spring of 2005, Papercutz is a graphic novel publishing company for tweens and teens which started with bringing the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew into all-new comics. The company has also recently added publishing all-new Tales from the Crypt and Classics Illustrated. In this short period of time, it has sold over 250,000 Nancy Drew and 200,000 Hardy Boys graphic novels.
For more information about Papercutz, you may visit http://www.Papercutz.com.
About uclick, LLC:
uclick is a leading digital entertainment provider, offering a broad mix of popular products for the Web and mobile phones. The mobile division brings comic books, manga, comic strips, illustration, video and games to mobile consumers worldwide. Their feature lineup includes top brands such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Yu-Gi-Oh!, TOKYOPOP, Paul Frank, and many more. uclick's products are available through their flagship consumer brand, GoComics (http://www.gocomics.com), top U.S. carriers, and leading distributors worldwide.
For more information on uclick, visit http://www.uclick.com.