Michael Bay's 451 Media Group To Publish Hi-Tech Graphic Novels

Michael Bay's 451 Media Group announced the launch of its 451 Interactive Publishing division that will focus on a merging of printed graphic novels with digital video. Using Touchcode Technology from T+ink, readers can use their smart phone to unlock exclusive content housed on the Machinima Network. The graphic novels will debut around New York Comic-Con in early October. 451 will be offering fans a sneak peak of the content, along with additional information and promotions, beginning this summer on Machinima.

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The lineup of creators for 451's graphic novels includes:

  • Scott Rosenberg (Con Air, High Fidelity, Gone in Sixty Seconds)
  • Skip Woods (Wolverine, Hitman, A Good Day to Die Hard)
  • George Pelecanos (The Wire, The Pacific, Treme)
  • Mark Mallouk (Black Mass)
  • Clay McLeod Chapman (The Boy, The Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man, Edge of Spider-Verse)
  • Peter and Paul Williams (vfx for Avatar, The Avengers, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, King Kong, I Robot, District 9)


How Touchcode Technology Works: A special ink used in the printing process of graphic novels published by 451 will instantly unlock access to exclusive content on users' touch-screen enabled mobile and tablet devices. In this instance, 451 digital content will be accessible via a dedicated mobile application.



For more information on 451 Media Group, check out their website.

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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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