|| February 9,
Publisher, WCG Comics
10736 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 403
Culver City, CA 90230-4969
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Additional NEWS BRIEFS
Attached is a press release from WCG Comics about the return
of its flagship title, Rob Hanes Adventures, in June 2004. Below
is a synopsis of the release, as well as additional news briefs
from WCG Comics. For more details about any of the items below,
feel free to contact WCG Comics.
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- Rob Hanes Adventures returns June 2004 with issue 5. The issue will
wrap up the "Glowworm" story arc that has been running
in background continuity for several issues. In the story, Rob
learns the truth about whether his father was indeed a Cold War-era
double agent known as "Glowworm" for the Soviet Union.
Beginning with issue 6, the series returns to its roots by focusing
on fast-moving, stand-alone adventures that feature plenty of
action, exotic locales, beautiful women, and humor. Every issue
of Rob Hanes Adventures features a complete story and
32 black-and-white pages, with a full color cover and $2.95 U.S.
cover price. All back issues in the series are still available.
- WCG has significantly expanded the wcgcomics.com
website. A new Reading Room has been added that includes stories
in their entirety, available for free. The Reading Room is a
great way for readers unfamiliar with Rob Hanes Adventures
to sample stories from the series' archives.
Other added features at the site include a new e-mail newsletter
for fans of the series; a "Publishing 101 FAQ," which
is a primer for cartoonists interested in self-publishing; online
reprints of previously-published essays and articles written
by WCG Publisher Randy Reynaldo; and an expanded Retailer Support
section, that features shelf-talkers, a sign-up list for e-mail
and "snail mail"retailer-only newsletters, a new "featured
retailers" section, and other services intended to help
retailers promote Rob Hanes Adventures in their stores.
- All back issues of the series remain in
print. This includes 4 issues of Adventure Strip Digest, now
available in a specially-priced 4-pack collection; the Rob Hanes
Archives, a 144-page trade paperback that collects the early
small press zine run of the series; and 4 issues to date of the
current series, Rob Hanes Adventures. Since the series
became an independent comic-book, more than 20 stories and 350
pages have been produced.
- Reynaldo was among the earliest recipients
of a Xeric Foundation Award and is a past nominee of the Russ
Manning Award for Most Promising Newcomer, which is presented
annually with the Will Eisner Awards.
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