Official Press Release
ORANGE, CA — 17 January, 2002 — Image Comics continues to firm up plans
for the next salvo of stories featured in Image Introduces… Each issue of
the bimonthly series features all-new characters and concepts in a
full-length, self-contained story, plus a five-page preview of the next
issue’s main feature. The next three issues are currently set to feature
Cryptopia, Dog Soldiers and Rex Mundi.
Cryptopia is the story of Dr. Shannon Palmer — a cryptozoologist whose
insatiable quest for hidden species jeopardizes her work, her colleagues,
and the last remaining vestiges of her self-respect. It’s a high-adventure
parable about the fine line dividing Man and Beast — the dark parallels
between us and the creatures with which we share our world — and the tragic
realization that all that really sets us apart from the animal kingdom are a
pair of opposable thumbs. Crytopia is written by Ben Raab and features art
by Pat Quinn, John Lowe and Mostafa Moussa. Image Introduces…Cryptopia
ships in April 2002.
Dog Soldiers focuses on a top Navy SEAL who reluctantly leads an all-new
team of bio-engineered combat soldiers on their first (and what is hoped by
the Pentagon to be their last) mission, only to find himself championing
their cause to be treated as equal human beings. Dog Soldiers is written by
Rob Hunter, penciled by Pete Pachoumis and inked by Luke Rizzo. Image
Introduces…Dog Soldiers ships in June 2002.
Rex Mundi is a tale of murder, blasphemy, intrigue and the occult set in
Paris during the early 1930s, but in a world that is only superficially
similar to our own. In Rex Mundi, the Catholic Church never lost its grip on
power, nor did the landed aristocracy. Magic also exists, in the form of
Cabalistic rites and rituals. Secret societies fill the political landscape,
although few are aware of the full extent of their influence. The characters
of Rex Mundi have stumbled onto a society claiming to posses the Holy Grail
itself. But as they soon discover, the Grail is not merely a cup. It is a
secret so profound it threatens to topple the monarchies of Europe and
plunge the world into a devastating war. Discovering the Grail’s mystery
becomes the driving quest for the characters of Rex Mundi. Featuring story
and art by newcomers Arvid Nelson and Eric J., Image Introduces…Rex Mundi
will ship in August 2002.
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