The license for the comic based on the Japanese manga and anime received much attention with the Wachowski movie, but faded somewhat afterwards. Giving new publisher Allegory Media the chance to grab it for themselves.
And it appears to have stories from Len Wein, Tommy Yune, Robby Musso, Lee Kohse, and James Rochelle.
The solicit line reads;
The Mach 5 is back and better than ever! However, this time Speed Racer faces the most dangerous race of his career and it will take the whole family to help him win. This first issue kicks off a new story arc that reveals the source of the Racer family's long-running rivalry with the evil Car Acrobatic Racing Team. Young Speed must wrestle with his ambition and weigh the cost of the race to his family and himself. The mysterious Racer X returns as a wild card and raises the question, who is the best racer?
Allegory Media is a new publisher with its feet firmly in digital.
The company is run by CEO Chad Smith, a private equity man, CCO David Fawley, a strategy and business development consultant, Art Director Lee Kohse, creator of Kindergoth and publisher of BloodFire Studios and Director of Latin American Initiatives, Adam Carter, writer for Allegory and as his title suggests, manages the company's Latin American business development.
They say that they are working on publishing, apps, games, film, TV and digital, of course, and working out of Chicago, Seattle, San Diego and Rio de Janeiro.
Oh and they're publishing an app called Hotpad, to help with cooking.
They are also publishing Kohse's Kindergoth, about the schoolkids of the Dead Bonsai Society who protect the world from alien attack.
And they are publishing a comic called Aluna, created by husband and wife team Antonio Hernandez and Paula Garces, about a young woman from Spain in the 1500s that travels to America to rescue her father only discover she is "the child of Goddess Pachamama" and must stop the genocide of local tribes. The comic was premiered in motion comic book form at the last San Diego Comic Con, but now seems to have found a publisher.
Aluna, the comic book persona of Garces, can already be seen as a character in the online game, Heroes of Newerth. And there will be five gem necklaces to mirror the gem the character wears in the comic, and given away, one a month, after the launch of the comic.
They'll be at Booth 1621 at San Diego. Pop by and ask for some cooking help there, I guess.