Ray Harryhausen Presents

 RAHP   (Bluewater, 2007)

™ and © 2007 Bluewater Comics

Beginning in 1949 with Mighty Joe Young and continuing through 1981’s Clash of the Titans, Ray Harryhausen was Hollywood’s premiere name in animated special effects. Harryhausen perfected the technique of stop-motion animation, which was used to great effect in the days before CGI to bring unimaginable creatures to life. Bluewater Comics has decided to pay tribute to the special effects master with a line of comics dedicated to his work: the Ray Harryhausen Signature Series. Ray Harryhausen Presents serves as a primer for a number of titles in this series by presenting the first few pages of each of several books which continue the stories laid out in Harryhausen films: Wrath of the Titans, Sinbad: Rogue of Mars, Flying Saucers vs. the Earth, It Came From Beneath the Sea, Jason & the Argonauts, and The Elementals; Bluewater Comics plans to expand each of these few-page previews into a five-issue miniseries. As a bonus, Ray Harryhausen Presents also contains a complete adaptation of the story of the Tortoise and the Hare, a part of Harryhausen’s project to adapt classic fairy tales into his animated style that was begun in 1952 and not completed until a half-century later.

— Eric Garneau

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Previews Ray Harryhausen titles published by BluewaterDarren G. Davis, Scott Davis, Greg Thompson, Jason Schultz, Ryan Burton, Chris Griffith, Susan Griffith, David McInteeNadir Balan, Jeff Cruz, Brian Hess, Alan Brooks, Chris Noeth, Rantz, Sebastian Piriz