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Image ComicsMice TemplarPress Release

Press Release Despite erroneous pricing on THE MICE TEMPLAR #2, the series will maintain a $2.99 price point through its entire run! “In this challenging economic time, we certainly know it’s always a shock when your favorite book raises its price point unexpectedly,” writer Bryan J.L. Glass said. “As regular comics buyers who understand the importance of consistent pricing, we’re dedicated to keeping MICE TEMPLAR: DESTINY at $2.99 for the foreseeable future. We apologize for the very regretful error on the cover of issue #2.”

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Darwyn CookeIDW PublishingPress Release

Anyone get a chance to read Parker since its release last week?  I have it sitting here, but have been quite swamped with comic convention coverage, and other work stuff to dive into it. Press Release In its first week of release, IDW is proud to announce that Darwyn Cooke’s The Hunter, an adaptation of Richard Stark’s novel, debuted on The New York Times best seller list at number three. The Hunter has earned high praise for Cooke’s compelling interpretation of Parker, and has been critically lauded nationwide by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post

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Image ComicsLuna BrothersPress Release

Press Release Yesterday evening on G4TV’s Fresh Ink, Blair Butler announced The Luna Brothers have officially begun work on the final arc of their long running action-packed revenge epic, THE SWORD. THE SWORD tells the story of Dara Brighton, a young woman who witnesses the murder of her family at the hands of three very powerful elemental beings who are after a sword in her father’s possession. In the aftermath, Dara attains the sword which gives her incredible abilities beyond her wildest imaginations. While the sword has thus far protected Dara in her quest for revenge, the final arc reveals

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g manImage ComicsPress Release

Press Release While G-MAN: CAPE CRISIS, the all-new mini-series from MINI-MARVELS cartoonist Chris Giarrusso, was originally anticipated with a cover price of $3.50, it will now feature the lower price of only $2.99! “I know the recent price jump on a lot of mainstream titles has fans watching their wallets more than ever,” Giarrusso said. “It’s especially difficult to keep prices down on non-mainstream titles that don’t have advertisement dollars helping to offset costs, but I’m very happy that with Image, the price of G-MAN will actually be lower than anticipated, retailing for $2.99.”

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Diamond Comic DistributorsImage ComicsPress Release

Press Release Yesterday, Diamond Comics Distributors released the details behind Image Comics’ highly anticipated Final Order Cutoff program set to debut this April. “We’ve been enthusiastic about implementing FOC for quite some time now,” Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson said. “FOC allows retailers to test the waters with our all of our new projects, whether they’re by seasoned veterans or comics’ newest names with limited risk while still getting all the benefits of supporting a series from the floorboards up.” The Final Order Cutoff program will include all Image Central titles and partner studios Top Cow, Todd McFarlane Productions and

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Rob LiefeldYoungblood

Press Release Rob Liefeld’s return to YOUNGBLOOD with President Barack Obama exploded with a nearly instantaneous sell-out despite a very significant over print. “WOW! It’s very exciting and a great honor to come back and the result be an instant sell out for the book! I’d also like to thank President Obama for picking such a great new line up for YOUNGBLOOD, obviously he has the magic touch,” said Liefeld. “That said, YOUNGBLOOD #8 is just the prelude to a much larger story. If you liked it, you’re going to be blown away by the next issue in May. Given

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AngelG.I. JoeIDW PublishingPress ReleaseStar TrekTerminatorTransformers

If you missed all of the San Diego Comic Con coverage, there was a lot of stuff going on after all, IDW has sent Major Spoilers the rundown of all the new titles the company announced for the rest of 2008 and into 2009.

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comic conventionDarwyn CookeIDW Publishingsan diego

For those of you who have been pining away for news on Darwyn Cooke’s next project, your wait is over.  IDW Publishing announced last night that Cooke is creating four original graphic novels based on the Richard Stark “Parker” crime fiction series of books. Originally published in the 1960s, Stark’s novels featuring the Parker character – The Hunter, The Outfit, the Mourner and The Man with the Getaway Face – are tough and tautly composed.  The Parker character is known as one of the most fascinating and compelling criminals in crime fiction. Lee Marvin played Parker in John Boorman’s film

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DCHouse Of MysteryReprintVertigo

Vertigo has annouced that both Young Liars #1 and House of Mystery #1 have sold out at the distributor level, prompting the company to go back to press.  But instead of two reprints, Vertigo is combinging both issues into a 48-page flip book featuring the complete issues.  Best of all, Vertigo is keeping the price point at $2.99.  Smart move Vertigo! “We’re thrilled to see that two of our new monthly series are in such demand,” says Karen Berger, Senior VP – Executive Editor, Vertigo. “Now you can get the first issue of two Vertigo staples for the price of

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