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Chris Giarrusso’s “G-Man” coming from Image in December

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Chris Giarrusso’s “G-Man” coming from Image in December

Official Press Release

ORANGE, CA — 7 September, 2004 — Fans will recognize writer/artist Chris
Giarrusso’s signature style from his popular work on Marvel Comics’ BULLPEN
BITS comic strips and MINI MARVELS books, where he turned Marvel’s classic
characters into wisecracking kids with hilarious results.

Now, Giarrusso is unleashing his very own kid superhero creations in G-MAN
#1, coming in December from Image Comics. Like Giarrusso’s Mini Marvels
work, G-MAN features the adventurous antics of little kid superheroes.
Unlike the Mini Marvels, G-Man and his pals are not different versions of
already established heroes.

“These guys are small,” says Giarrusso. “But they aren’t mini versions of
anybody else. Likewise, when they run into other established characters like
the Savage Dragon, it’s the real Dragon, not a mini-Dragon.”

G-MAN #1, Giarrusso’s first creator-owned book, is a 64-page one shot and
features an all-new 34-page lead story revealing the origin of G-Man.

“The story basically introduces G-Man and his brother, shows how they get
their powers and follows them on their very first adventure,” explains
Giarrusso. “Of course, there’ll be plenty of G-Man’s super powered friends
along for the ride.”

Image Comics publisher Erik Larsen is an avowed fan of Giarrusso’s work.
G-Man and his pals have been appearing in COMICS BITS, a back up comic strip
feature in SAVAGE DRAGON, for the last few years.

“We’re ALL big fans of Chris Giarrusso’s around these parts. We ate up
Mini-Marvels and laughed like hell at Bullpen Bits!,” says Larsen. “Having
him come on over to Image Comics and create his OWN characters here is just
terrific! The comic book field needs MORE books like G-Man that are suitable
for ALL AGES and entertaining for young and old! My kids love it–I love
it–and I’m pretty darned certain YOU’LL love it too! Ask for it by
name–and tell your friends!”

GMAN #1 will also feature a collection of Giarrusso’s COMIC BITS comic
strip. This book will be the perfect opportunity for fans to see what
they’ve been missing from the fan-favorite Mini Marvels creator.

“It’s a good jumping on point for new readers,” points out Giarrusso.
“Because it’s the first issue and everything is in it!”

Visit Giarrusso’s website, www.chrisgcomics.com and chat with him in his
forum at http://www.comixfan.com/xfan/.

G-MAN #1 is a 64 page one-shot available for preorder in the October
PREVIEWS, and will go on sale in December.

Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by a
collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on to
become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. There are
currently four partners in Image Comics (Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc
Silvestri and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently divided into three
major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions and Image
Central). Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre,
sub-genre and style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror,
crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and
writers working in the medium today.

Visit www.imagecomics.com for more information.

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