||July 7, 2004
Publisher, WCG Comics
10736 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 403
Culver City, CA 90230-4969
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Rob Hanes Adventures
With a new issue of the globetrotting action series ROB HANES
ADVENTURES about to ship to stores, and another issue (#6)
currently in solicitation for release in September 2004, WCG
Comics recently made several announcements about upcoming projects
and its summer convention plans.
ROB HANES ADVENTURES #6 NOW IN SOLICITATION
Rob Hanes Adventures #6 -- currently available for pre-order from Diamond
Comics Distribution and other major distributors -- features
a "return to the basics" that have made the independent
series a standout for fans of high adventure and quality black-and-white
Like all issues in the series, RHA
#6 is complete and self-contained, and makes an excellent "jumping
in" point for new readers. In "The Hunt for Octavius
Jebru," Rob travels to the French Alps in search of a missing
rogue scientist and finds himself battling terrorists on skis,
an avalanche, and budget cuts at his home agency, Justice International.
He's helped on his mission by a Middle Eastern beauty and a female
French intelligence agent.
Issue 6 also features a return to the kind
of light-hearted adventure stories that distinguished the series
in its early days. In addition to the usual globetrotting high
adventure, beautiful women, and the "ripped from the headlines"
quality of the stories, readers will find a renewed emphasis
on humor, which has been absent in recent issues.
"Issue 6 starts a whole new era for
the series, "said RHA creator Randy Reynaldo. "I
always intended for the series to move beyond high adventure
into other genres. Upcoming stories include a drawing room mystery,
a safari, a romance, and even a sports story!"
VISIT THE WCG COMICS BOOTH AT THE COMICON INTERNATIONAL in
WCG Comics will have a table in the Small
Press Area of the Comicon International: San Diego, July 22 -
25, 2004 -- booth R4 in the Small Press Area (aisle 1900). Issue
5 will debut at the show, coinciding with its appearance in retail
An ADVANCE LIMITED EDITION of issue 6 of
Rob Hanes Adventures will also be available at the show,
concurrent with its appearance in distributor catalogs. The direct-sales
edition will be in stores in September 2004.
BACK ISSUES NOW COLLECTED!
Nearly the entire run of Rob Hanes stories
is now available in two specially-priced back-issue collector
sets titled ROB HANES: THE EARLY ADVENTURES. The first
set (#0) collects issues 1 to 4 of the character's previous series,
Adventure Strip Digest, for $7.95. The second set (#1) collects
issues 1 to 4 of Rob Hanes Adventures for $8.95.
Each set includes 4 complete comic-books
poly-bagged together with a special frontispiece. The page count
for each set totals 128 pages. These are great bargains, and
a way for readers to catch up on the series and complete their
ROB HANES collection. Each issue included in these sets is also
still available individually, while supplies last. The collections
will be available through distributors that specialize in back
issues, including FM International and Cold Cut Distribution.
The packs also will be available at the
Comicon International in San Diego, July 22 - 25, 2004.
Also still available is the ROB HANES
ARCHIVES trade paperback, a 144-page collection of the first
stories from the series, which began as a zine.
FREE COMICS ONLINE!
The Reading Room at the wcgcomics.com
website offers free comics in their entirety. Currently available
is "The Glowworm Conspiracy" from the Rob Hanes
Archives trade paperback, which kicks off the story arc concluded
in Rob Hanes Adventures #5, which is about to ship to
retail stores. In the story, Rob discovers that his father disappeared
when Rob was a young boy because of allegations that he was "Glowworm,"
a notorious Cold War double agent for the Soviet Union. In RHA
#5, Rob finally uncovers the truth behind the accusations!
ROB HANES ADVENTURES features the globe-spanning adventures of a private
investigator who works for worldwide Justice International. As
a modern-day "soldier-of-fortune," Rob travels the
world on assignment in stories that often mirror real-life world
events. More than 20 stories, totaling more than 350 pages, have
appeared since the series debuted in comic-book format in1994.
Every issue of the current series, Rob
Hanes Adventures, features a complete, full-length black-and-white
story, with a full color cover and $2.95 U.S. cover price. All
back issues in the series are still available. The series is
a 1995 Xeric Foundation award winner and past nominee for the
Russ Manning Award for Most Promising Newcomer, which is presented
annually in conjunction with the Will Eisner Awards.
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