Official Press Release
ORANGE, CA — 21 December, 2001 — Image Comics and Devil’s Due turned industry heads for a second time this past November with the announcement of a new fan favorite series returning to the shelves, the Micronauts. “Ever since, we’ve been deluged with questions about the book,” says Devil’s Due president, Joshua Blaylock. “It took a while to get the initial character designs approved, but now that we have, I wanted to share them with the thousands of Micronauts fans eagerly awaiting a sneak peak.”
Legendary comic book artist Michael Golden will be lending his skills to the covers of the first few issues. Golden was the penciler of the original Micronauts series published in the ’70s and ’80s.
Lending their talents to the series each issue will be Devil’s Due G.I. Joe editor writer Scott Wherle, Tellos artist and talented Image newcomer, Eric Wolfe Hanson, and veteran inker Barbara Schulz. Josh Blaylock will act as Creative Director over the series.
Blaylock says, “We are looking forward to making this series the best it can be and something that both hardcore ‘Micro-fans’ and newcomers alike will enjoy.” Image Comics VP and Publisher Jim Valentino added, “Micronauts will be an on-going, full-color, bimonthly series, tentatively scheduled to begin in June, 2002. Josh’s track-record on G.I. Joe, which has shipped two issues early, should give retailers confidence that the Micronauts will ship on time, every time.”
Devil’s Due was founded in 1999 by Joshua Blaylock and is based in the heart of Chicago, Illinois. In addition to comic book production, the company also operates as a commercial art and design studio and has a network of freelance artists throughout the U.S. Devil’s Due has made waves in the comic book industry with its acquisition of the publishing rights to popular 1980s toy properties and continues to carve a permanent niche in the comics world.