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Variety reports that Epic Cycle will debut with three titles: H2O, based on a novel by Grant Calof about a global drought that sparks a search for water within the Earth; A Thousand Arts, a Stuart Moore-written kung-fu adventure set in the Alaska wilderness; and Purgatory, Ron Marz’s graphic novel about a professor hired by the Catholic Church to prove the existence of an afterlife.
Liquid emerged in September 2008 following a restructuring and management buyout of Virgin Comics, the three-year-old company plagued by low sales. Liquid’s titles include John Woo’s 7 Brothers, Guy Ritchie’s Gamekeeper, Nicolas and Weston Cage’s Voodoo Child, and a slew of comics based on Indian mythology.
Founded in 2007 by Eric Eisner, son of former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, L+E produced the high-school comedy Hamlet 2.