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NYCC ’13 | Edwards brings ‘Vandroid’ to Dark Horse

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Nearly a year ago we wrote about Vandroid, Tommy Lee Edwards’ live-action tribute to ’80s action films, shot over just  five days near the artist’s home in North Carolina. Dubbed by Edwards as merely the first of many planned live-action projects, the short was to be accompanied by a soundtrack and a comic book — and now the latter has found a home.

Dark Horse has announced the Feb. 29 debut of Vandroid, a miniseries written by Edwards and Noah Smith, with art by Dan McDaid and colors by Jordie Bellaire. Edwards will provide the covers.

Here’s the solicitation for the first issue of the project, described by the publisher as “epic 80’s Sci-Fi action, the likes of which you’ve never seen”:

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Tommy Lee Edwards shooting first live-action film Vandroid

Tommy Lee Edwards is known to us comics fan for his comic book work on the likes of Marvel 1985, Turf and The Question, but Edwards is more than that. Much more.

After years of doing concept, design and illustration work for movies like Batman Begins, Star Wars and Harry Potter, Edwards is delving into the movie business himself with a project called Vandroid. Planned as a short film tribute to ’80s action movies, Vandroid will be filmed in mid-December near his studio in North Carolina. In addition to the short movie, Vandroid will also come with a soundtrack album and, yes, a comic book.

Described by Edwards on the local visitors bureau website as the first of “many” live-action film projects, Vandroid  looks to be a stylish piece of work and has the potential to be the start of a new phase for Edward’s career.

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