The first issue features a first-of-its-kind publishing innovation that combines the unique skills of these three world-renowned artists, including Yoshiki, on whom the comic's central superhero is based.
"I am extremely excited about ‘Blood Red Dragon,’" says Lee. "Yoshiki's exceptional musical abilities, visual flair and passionate humanitarianism make him an amazing and inspiring collaborator and I think readers will experience every bit of that in the comics."
"Working with the one-and-only Stan Lee has been an incredible experience for me. He is truly a genius and one of the best storytellers living today," says Yoshiki. "I'm excited with the results of our efforts and look forward to the response from readers and music lovers around the world."
"Being able to collaborate with creators on a global level is always a thrill," says McFarlane. "Working with two big names, like Yoshiki and Stan Lee, I hope I'm able to add a little bit of my touch to a book that my, Stan's, but most importantly Yoshiki's fans, will enjoy. At the same time, I hope this book helps introduce Yoshiki to fans that don't know him on American shores."