Orders to Begin Black Friday
With Archie and staff who work on the Sonic comics still licking their wounds a bit from this Summer’s settlement, Ken Penders has ramped up preparations for the debut of The Lara-Su Chronicles, based on the character who once appeared in the Archie series.
On Twitter today, Penders announced the first licensed product in the series should be available to order by next Friday, while not necessarily clarifying whether it will be the premiere issue or something else:
It may be small and simple, but the very first Lara-Su licensed product has now gone into production, available for order on Black Friday.
— Ken Penders (@KenPenders) November 21, 2013
On his message board, Penders elaborated further:
My focus right now is the production of THE LARA-SU CHRONICLES: NEW WORLD ORDER in various formats, as well as the merchandising of the characters as many fans have been requesting. Progress is being made on all fronts, and I anticipate having my first ancillary product launch by no later than Black Friday.
I’m currently awaiting the sample of the first product so I can review and approve it to go forward with production.
Personally, I would love it if all the legal wrangling were over, but until that happens, I have no choice but to see the process through to its conclusion.
Penders is still involved in legal wrangling, albeit this time with Sega and Electronic Arts directly. His appeal of a dismissed lawsuit against both parties over the use of storylines in Sonic Chronicles was recently denied by the 9th Circuit Court of appeals.