Comic Industry: James Pruett Announced as New Publisher for Scout Comics

SCOUT COMICS AND ENTERTAINMENT, a month away from celebrating its one-year anniversary at New York Comic-Con, proudly announces that industry veteran JAMES PRUETT has joined the company as Publisher, effective immediately. James brings extensive industry experience stretching over two decades. He began his career as one of the co-creators of the Eisner Award-nominated anthology series NEGATIVE BURN before becoming the Managing Editor/Associate Publisher of Caliber Comics. During his time there, he was instrumental in propelling Caliber to its height as a top ten comic publisher. 

In addition to editing hundreds of titles, James also created and/or wrote the comic series THE APPARITION, BLACK MIST, BOOK OF ANGELS, NEW WORLDS ANTHOLOGY, and CALIBER CORE, as well as co-scripting the fan-favorite KAOS MOON series and penning an issue of X-MEN UNLIMITED with Mike Deodato for Marvel.

Brendan Deneen, CEO of Scout Comics, says, "The addition of Jim to the Scout team has already proven to be a huge coup for us.  He brings a level of publishing expertise that we needed and as Scout enters its second year, I am extremely excited to work closely with Jim to break our company out in an even bigger way than we did in our first year."

“I’m excited to become a part of this dynamic new comic company, “said James. “I had stepped away from the industry for a time to concentrate on my corporate career and to help raise my two kids, but the calling of the creative freedom and expression of the comic book industry—my first love—and seeing the success that my twin brother, Joe, has had with the founding of AfterShock Comics, led me back home. I saw so many amazing things happening with Scout Comics that I realized I couldn’t stay away, knowing that I had found like-minded people with the same vision and appreciation for the comic medium I have.”

Scout Comics & Entertainment, the home of critically-acclaimed titles such as HENCHGIRL, ONCE OUR LAND, SOLARMAN and other exciting series, develops, publishes and launches creator-owned comics. By consistently bringing exciting new, talented voices and their Intellectual Property to market, Scout has established itself as a pipeline to major studios and producers for some the of best new characters, ripe for development in TV, Film, Digital, Mobile, VR, and video games.  With deep knowledge and relationships in Hollywood (across Film, TV & Digital), Scout's mission is to discover, develop, and support content creators and help build successful careers for them while translating their projects to different platforms and mediums. By way of example, SOLARMAN is in development as a feature film with producer Debra Martin Chase (COURAGE UNDER FIRE, THE PRINCESS DIARIES) while HENCHGIRL is in active development as a network television series.