Official Press Release
Runnemede, NJ – In anticipation of the April 13th premiere of SCI FI’s new series, Painkiller Jane, Dynamite Entertainment has combined forces with the Channel to distribute free Painkiller Jane stickers to comic book retailers for use as a customer giveaway item. Retailers are expected to receive approximately 100 Painkiller Jane stickers, which will be included with their Diamond delivery this Wednesday, April 11th. Produced by the Channel, these stickers are designed with a “killer” silhouette image of Painkiller Jane, the show logo and the SCI FI series premiere information. The stickers are meant to be used as a customer appreciation giveaway item; fans should check with their local retailer for availability. These are scheduled to ship in conjunction with the release of the TV Series on SCI FI and near the release of Painkiller Jane #0 in comic stores April 4th!
Also, look for the Dynamite produced Painkiller Jane online comic at SCIFI.com! Written by Painkiller Jane co-creator Jimmy Palmiotti, and illustrated by Jackson Herbert, this Painkiller Jane adventure is online available online! Tune in each and every day to watch the exclusive story unfold! The comic can currently be viewed at www.mobile.scifi.com, and will it will eventually move to www.scifi.com/painkillerjane/comic.
Based on the comic book created by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada, Painkiller Jane follows the adventures of Jane Vasco (Loken), a kickass heroine with remarkable self-healing powers. Formerly a hardnosed DEA agent, Jane is recruited by a covert government organization tasked with capturing “Neuros” – genetically-enhanced individuals who possess superhuman powers of the mind. During the course of her first investigation with the team, she inexplicably discovers that she too possesses extraordinary abilities – abilities that render her impervious to injury…but not pain. She develops miraculous regenerative powers, healing from injuries that leave her stronger than she had been before. As she continues to work with the government to hunt Neuros, Jane tries to uncover the cause of her own transformation and what – if any – connection she shares with the very people she is pursuing.
Dynamite stated, “Whenever a comic book character makes the jump from the stands to the screen, there’s always reason to celebrate! We’re all going to have our eyes glued to our televisions on April 13th for Jane’s big live-action debut on the SCI FI Channel! The stickers were produced by our good friends at the SCI FI Channel, and Dynamite is working to get them in the hands of retailers for the fans. And, if after the series premiere, fans still want more hard-hitting Painkiller Jane action, they should head back to their retailer for the all new Dynamite comic book series, which starts with the specially introductory priced (only a quarter) and will be in stores in time for Jane’s SCI FI Channel premiere.”
SCI FI Channel is a television network where “what if” is what’s on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site (www.scifi.com and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 89 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.
Dynamite’s new Painkiller Jane comic book series (which kicked off in April with the special priced – just $.25 – Painkiller Jane #0 to coincide with her SCI FI Channel April 13th debut) features a story by Jane creators Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti and is written by Palmiotti with interior art from returning Painkiller Jane artist Lee Moder. Painkiller Jane #1 is scheduled for a May release and will be available with covers by Amanda (Supergirl) Conner, Georges (Buffy) Jeanty, Ron (Supergirl) Adrian and Stjepan (Darkness) Sejic! Fans should also check with their local retailer, as Painkiller Jane #1 will also be available as a “Blood Red” Foil Edition!
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