Image Comics and Top Cow Bring Honor Harrington to Graphic Novels
October 6, 2014
New science fiction series based on New York Times bestselling novels by David Weber
Honor Harrington, star of the New York Times bestselling science fiction novels by David Weber, is now gracing the pages of her own graphic novel in TALES OF HONOR: ON BASILISK STATION VOLUME 1 from Image Comics/Top Cow. Based on Weber’s first Honor Harrington novel, TALES OF HONOR: ON BASILISK STATION is written by Matt Hawkins (THINK TANK) and drawn by Sang-Il Jeong.
The first volume of TALES OF HONOR introduces Honor Harrington, Commodore in the Royal Manticoran Navy, on the eve of her execution. From prison, she tells her story, starting with her first command mission on a hellish, backwater outpost in a distant star system. On Basilisk, Honor discovers and confronts a conspiracy that will lead the Manticore Kingdom into the horror of war with the corrupt Haven Republic.
In adapting the beloved Honor Harrington series, Top Cow worked closely with Weber, who writes in his introduction to the first issue, “Honor and I are moving into entirely new media, and I feel confident Evergreen Studios and Top Cow will introduce Honor and her friends — and enemies — to an even larger audience, with a few new, exciting wrinkles of their own as my literary creations are given a strong graphic look and the characters are brought to life on the screen.”
“Matt Hawkins has done a remarkable job of staying faithful to the original story and the science while adding his own unique perspective to it,” Weber continued. “I don’t think that should surprise anyone, given Matt’s works like Think Tank and Aphrodite IX, both of which explore stories with real grounding in scientific fact in thoughtful, yet highly entertaining ways. In the case of Tales of Honor, his decision to create a story in which Honor reflects on her past creates a focused perspective on these characters and stories which should be exciting for new readers while offering longstanding fans fresh insights into stories they may have read long ago.”
The Honor Harrington series consists of 29 novels by David Weber, published by Baen, with Over 7 million copies in print worldwide. Evergreen Studios has expanded the Honorverse into comics and gaming.
TALES OF HONOR: ON BASILISK STATION VOLUME 1 will be in comic book stores on November 12 and in bookstores on November 25.
TALES OF HONOR: ON BASILISK STATION VOLUME 1 by Matt Hawkins and Sang-Il Jeong, based on the novels by David Weber
- ISBN 978-1-63215-020-2
- Diamond Comic order code AUG140608
- 160 pages, paperback, full color
- In comic book stores November 12, bookstores November 25
- Rated Teen Plus
- Collects TALES OF HONOR: ON BASILISK STATION #1-5
- Retailers, librarians, and reviewers may request a PDF galley from Jennifer de Guzman, Director of Trade Book Sales, firstname.lastname@example.org
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