BLUEWATER SIGNS CREATIVE PARTNERSHIP DEAL WITH STAR TREK, B5 VET WALTER KOENIG
Known to Star Trek fans everywhere as Ensign Pavel Chekov, Walter Koenig has chosen his next frontier to be captured in the pages of a comic book.
The noted actor, writer and director recently completed a deal with independent comic publisher Bluewater Productions to pen a new, limited mini-series as well as redistribute an earlier comic book project into a graphic novel.
"I'm very pleased to be on board with Bluewater. I anticipate an exciting professional relationship and the opportunity to tell stories with style and artistry," Koenig said.
According to Koenig, the mini-series will present a fresh perspective on a post-apocalyptic world in which vampires are the dominant species. Cover by GMB Chomichuk and interiors by Nathan Ooten.
"It's quite epic," Davis said. "Fans of the genre might think they have seen this premise before, but Koenig's vision for this is unique, creative and impactful. I am very excited to be a part of this project."
In addition to the four-issue release, tentatively scheduled to debut next spring, Bluewater will be repackaging Koenig's first foray into comics; a three-issue series called Raver. The comic books, originally published in the early 1990's at Malibu Comics, should hit comic book stores and online outlets in 2011 with new material. A new cover was done by Gregg Paulsen.
Raver follows the trials of a reality-bending hero whose psychotic episodes create a nightmare world with real villains and victims. And Norman Walters (Raver) moves from one twisted reality to the next trying to return to his original safe and stable existence.
Koenig's entertainment career has spanned more than five decades. Gaining fame as the aforementioned Chekov in the original Star Trek series, Koenig has appeared in more than 100 roles in television and movies including the recurring villain Alfred Bester on sci-fi favorite Babylon 5. He is also a respected screenwriter and stage director.