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Immortal Studios

Creating the next Marvel with a martial arts fantasy entertainment universe

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Investor Panel

Fares and Todd interviewed Immortal Studios on November 27, 2020. Play Video
Fares Ksebati
CEO of MySwimPro
Todd Folk
Founder/CEO of AppApp 10+ years in the hospitality industry. Serial Entrepreneur, Tobacconist, & Rum aficionado.
Strengths
says, "I love the passion, enthusiasm, and energy of the founder. He loves what he’s doing and brings domain expertise to the business. They have proven demand in the category and the traction backs up the momentum of the opportunity at hand."
says, "A unique product with an entire library of proven IP already owned. Bringing this genre to the modern phase, even if only successful in one market can be immensely profitable in the long run."
Advice
says, "I’d like to see more details on the subscription model in the future and what the unit economics would look like in the next 12-24 months to have a more clear picture of the finances of the business. This is a very cool company and wishing the best of luck!"
says, "I think the most interesting part of this is the subscription model, as its quite different from other models. I would love to see this built out and discussed more for your potential investors. How does it work digital vs print, are their tiers of what I can get (1 series vs the whole universe), etc."

What Investors Say

Co-Founder & Founding CEO @ Rotten Tomatoes
LEAD INVESTOR
Invested $1,000 this round
I'm a giant nerd. I love movies, sci fi, fantasy, comic books, anime, video games, and martial arts. So of course I'd be attracted to a company like Immortal Studios, which is bringing the wuxia (martial heroes) genre to comic books and beyond. They launched their first Kickstarter campaign on June 15th 2020 to raise money for their first title, "The Adept". They ended up raising $35,165 from 1,205 backers, more than three times their $10,000 goal. The comic has already been completed and will be shipping to backers soon. I read a digital copy and thought it was well done; the art was good and it left me curious to see what happens next. Additionally, Immortal Studios owns the exclusive rights to Shiao Yi's library of 60+ stories. Shiao Yi is one of the most famous wuxia writers and happens to be Peter's dad. It has been Peter's lifelong dream to bring his dad's work to the next generation by creating a wuxia universe based on his father's library. I'm a big believer of starting small & focused, finding something that works, and then growing from there. This is why I like Immortal's "comic book as MVP" strategy as well as the results of their first Kickstarter campaign. It's taking a Silicon Valley approach to Hollywood. This is an opportunity to do something special with Immortal and help Peter take the next step towards his vision.

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In the news

Former DC SVP Hank Kanalz has two new gigs - The Beat
June 3, 2021
Since we're rounding up some DC news, former DC SVP Publishing Strategy & Support Services Hank Kanalz has two new gigs. He's joined Immortal Studios as Head of Publishing. And he's also at Clover Press as Publisher.
How One Studio is Pioneering the Martial Arts Version of the MCU
May 8, 2021
You may not be familiar with the term wuxia, but the martial arts fantasy genre is the basis for such films like "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," "The Matrix" and even the recent "Mortal Kombat." It's derived from two Chinese words: wu (martial) and xia (hero).
'Awaken Your Hero Challenge' on TikTok Has Everyone Bringing Back Kung Fu Culture
December 29, 2020
"LAST NIGHT I DREAMT OF A KUNG FU MASTER..." booms a voiceover-ready narrator over Kodak Black's ZEZE. So...
'The Adept': Rebooting wuxia, China's ancient literary genre - SupChina
December 3, 2020
One way to honor the Shaolin culture is to present kung fu movements exactly as Shaolin masters would do them. But illustrating the dynamic martial arts movements in artwork was a huge challenge. So Shiao hired Gene Ching, a Shaolin kung fu master, as a choreographer to identify the physical forms appropriate for the page.
Fanbase Press - Fanbase Press Interviews Peter Shiao on Launching the Kickstarter Campaign for Immortal Studios' 'The Adept'
September 14, 2020
The following is an interview with Peter Shiao regarding the launch of Immortal Studios' Kickstarter campaign for the new comic, . In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Shiao about the inspiration behind the new series, the creative process in working with the cast and crew to bring the project to life, what readers can anticipate from Immortal Studios' slate of projects, and more!
This Asian American Female Superhero Comic Wants to be the Marvel of Kung Fu
June 30, 2020
The Adept is a stunning and heartfelt ode to kung fu lore. Starring Amy, a young Chinese-American who runs away from an abusive home, it promises Shaolin mythology, classic comic book action, and a modern setting with real-world themes.
New 'Wuxia' Studio Unveils Their First Kung-Fu Comic Series Led By a Chinese American Heroine
June 15, 2020
A new entertainment studio that focuses on authentic martial arts culture has unveiled their first comic book series: "The Adept". "The Adept" is an original story from entrepreneur, producer and activist Peter Shiao, written by Tasha Huo and Charlie Stickney with art done by Yishan Li.
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