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Information has been leaking out over the last week about a mysterious new project from a pair of rising stars, writer Nathan Edmondson (WHO IS JAKE ELLIS?, OLYMPUS, Grifter) and artist Mitch Gerads (Doctor Who, Stan Lee’s Starborn). Now the duo have finally announced that their new ongoing action series will be published by Image Comics beginning in December and is titled THE ACTIVITY.

“We’ve been working on this since February, and we’re thrilled to share it with you,” said Edmondson. “Starting this December, the secrets of THE ACTIVITY will be revealed.”

In THE ACTIVITY, the evolution of global warfare necessitates the evolution of special forces to rise and meet the call. The U.S Army has therefore looked to its last secret special operations tribe, The Intelligence Support Activity, or Gray Fox. Within Gray Fox is a team of elite men and women whose mission is flexible, whose technology is bleeding edge, and whose execution is precise and lethal. They are Team Omaha, and they serve THE ACTIVITY.

“We’ve been keeping this project quiet for a while now,” added Gerads. “I just can’t wait to blow the lid off of this whole thing!”

“It’s been a real pleasure to watch Nathan develop, not just as a writer, but as a virtual fountain of ideas,” enthused Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson. “He originally came to us with OLYMPUS, but by the time that was wrapping, he’d pitched us WHO IS JAKE ELLIS? and then followed that up THE ACTIVITY and another, still-secert project we’ll be rolling out in 2012. He and Mitch make a great team, too, and I can’t wait to see where they take this concept.”

THE ACTIVITY #1, a 32-page full-color action adventure comic for $3.50, will be on sale in stores December 21 and will be available for order in the upcoming October issue of Previews.

Nathan Edmondson is the author of such hit image comics titles as OLYMPUS with Christian Ward and THE LIGHT with Brett Weldele. He is also the writer of Grifter from DC Comics.  He currently lives in Macon, GA. For more information about Edmondson and his work, visit

Mitch Gerads got his start doing cereal box illustration for General Mills and after leaving that has been doing freelance illustration ever since. He has worked with numerous publishers and companies including IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, Adult Swim, Archaia, and Image Comics. His recent work includes Doctor WHO, Stan Lee’s Starborn + Soldier Zero, Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes, and Jim Henson’s Storyteller. A self-proclaimed Twix addict and (completely related) avid runner, Mitch lives and works from the beautiful (5 months out of the year) city of Minneapolis, MN. For more information about Gerads and his work, visit

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit

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