Just in time for Christmas, Darby Pop Publishing are releasing the first volume of Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises on Wednesday December 14th.
With more than 80,000 Free Comic Book Day “preview editions” distributed, and 20,000 copies of Issue #1 sold, Bruce Lee is proving to be highly relevant 40+ years after his (supposed) death.
The series is set in 2012, where Bruce Lee never died. However, he awakens having not aged a day, and with no idea of who he is, what has happened in the world in the past 40 years, or why so many “thugs” want a piece of him.
Speaking about the release, Jeff Kline, founder of Darby Pop Publishing and co-creator of the book alongside Bruce’s daughter Shannon Lee, said: “We truly believe that Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises both honors the memory and continues the work of this multi-faceted man — actor, philosopher, teacher and, of course, supreme martial artist.”
Shannon has spoken passionately about the series, saying: “I’m so excited to have our first official Bruce Lee comic book coming out for ALL AGES. It’s long been a dream of mine to introduce my father and his amazing legacy of action and philosophy to a whole new generation, and a comic book is a super fun way to do that. My father and the way he lived his life have been a daily inspiration for me, and I’ve dedicated a big part of my life to finding ways to keep his message alive in the world. I hope you enjoy our book and develop your own passion for Bruce Lee and his phenomenal legacy of courageous action!”
The series is also the first-ever officially licensed Bruce Lee comic adventure, and this collection of the first arc adds exclusive bonus materials including rare photos and Shannon’s personal recollections.
Definitely well worth a look if you’re the fan of The Dragon.