Magnetic Press has been acquired by fellow independent publisher Lion Forge Comics. Magnetic's titles will be folded into Lion Forge as part of a new imprint titled Magnetic Collection, curated by Magnetic Press' President/Publisher Mike Kennedy.
“It’s no secret Magnetic Press was launched to carry the torch of quality production gleaned from the preceding years at Archaia. Cultivating creators and nurturing talent ranked as the top priority for Magnetic," said Kennedy. "So, becoming a part of Lion Forge is like a homecoming. Lion Forge not only understands what Magnetic achieved in its first 2 ½ years, their enthusiasm and commitment to help continue the Magnetic mission – to bring more great books and talent from around the world to market – is beyond exciting. I’m thrilled to be joining the talented and experienced staff assembled at Lion Forge.”
As part of the acquisition, Lion Forge now takes on the Love trilogy, Doomboy, Warship Jolly Roger, Wasted Lands Omnibus, and A Glance Backward.
“Magnetic Press redefined creator and publisher relationships with a globally inclusive approach to creator-driven content," said Lion Forge President Geoff Gerber. "Magnetic’s books are recognizable because of their compelling visual and literary aesthetic and the production quality of its printed books. Mike Kennedy’s careful attention to all the details of publishing award-winning content and premium books makes him the perfect person to curate our premier line of titles.”
This is the latest in a series of expansion/hirings at Lion Forge which include Rich Johnson, Mark Smylie, Joe Illidge, Devin Funches, Syndee Barwick, and Andrea Colvin.