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Porsche Panorama announces 'Spy Collector,' its first serialized graphic novel [w/video]

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Two A-list talents collaborate in the creation of an exciting illustrated spy novel set in the unlikely intersection of international espionage and vintage sports car collecting.

Columbia, MD June 26, 2019Porsche Panorama, the multiple-award-winning official publication of the Porsche Club of America, has teamed up with bestselling author Alma Katsu and illustrator Victor Santos, creator of the ground-breaking webcomic “Polar” (now a major Netflix® release), to produce “Spy Collector.” The graphic novel is a globe-skirting, Porsche-centric fictional spy tale involving a recently deceased vintage Porsche collector who took to the grave a Cold War-era secret that remains dangerous enough in the present to kill for. 

“We are thrilled beyond belief to extend Porsche Panorama’s 64-year tradition of attracting top content-creation talent, this time to a type of storytelling that is both exciting and entirely new to the publication,” said Editor-in-Chief Rob Sass. “Spy Collector” is the first collaboration between Katsu and Santos and will feature a few cameo appearances from familiar faces in the Porsche world. 

“Maryland-based writer Alma Katsu knows her way around an espionage tale — she spent 30 years at the CIA, the NSA, and the Department of Defense before becoming a novelist,” said Sass. Her recent horror novel, “The Hunger,” has been called “deeply disturbing and hard to put down” by no less than Stephen King. Katsu’s highly successful book has been optioned by filmmaker Ridley Scott. Valencia, Spain-based illustrator Victor Santos is best known for the neo-noir webcomic “Polar,” a live-action movie version of which premiered on Netflix in January of 2019. His work has won multiple awards at international comics conventions, and his works “Filthy Rich” and “Witch and Wizard” are New York Times bestsellers. 

The first four-page installment of “Spy Collector” will debut in print in the July issue of Porsche Panorama (available to club members only). All of the installments of the series will be simultaneously published on www.pca.org/spycollector where it will be available for viewing by the general public starting on July 1, 2019.  Contact: Rob Sass, 410-381-0911 or robs@national.pca.org

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