Sunday, August 17, 2008

Jenna Jameson is a Virgin gal

Sir Richard Branson launched recently Virgin Comics, a company that brings together artists from India and North America to produce epic fantasy comics. In an odd pairing of brand names, Virgin signed up porn mogul Jenna Jameson and hooked her up with former Image writer Chritina Z. (Witchblade) and artist Mukesh Singh. This is not the first time that a clever publisher tries to "attach" a sultry starlet (even Rosario Dawson had a book) to a comic. In most attempts, the projects have been unreadable. But in the case of Virgin, the result was the surprisingly engaging and marvelously drawn Jenna Jameson's Shadow Hunter. It is said that dear Jenna is heavily involved in the plotting of the stories. Now, I don't go out of my way to buy series where empowered babes battle nasty demons, but I must confess the preview issue of this one had me at hello. Mukesh is an incredibly gifted artist and I'm looking forward to seeing more from him.

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