Official Press Release
ORANGE, CA — 2 April, 2002 — Following the sell-out success of the
first color issue of JACK STAFF, Image Comics is inviting readers who
missed the issue to read it for free at www.imagecomics.com. Image
Comics announced that JACK STAFF #1 sold out earlier this week.
Created, written and drawn by Paul Grist, JACK STAFF utilizes a loose
anthology format to tell the tales of a unique group of characters
comprised of Tom Tom the Robot Man, an enigmatic group of secret agents
called Q, and Becky Burdock, Vampire Reporter. Linking all these
stories together is the ongoing mystery created by the return of Jack
Staff – Britain’s greatest hero. The end result is a series not too far
removed from Kurt Busiek’s ASTRO CITY, wherein Grist allows his
imagination to run wild as he offers his own unique takes on a variety
of comic book archetypes, along with specific nods to Britain’s rich
comics history. JACK STAFF was originally published in black and white
by Grist’s own Dancing Elephant Press. Phil Elliot provides color for
Grist’s Image series.
JACK STAFF #1 is the latest Image title to be made available online at
www.imagecomics.com, joining POWERS, NOBLE CAUSES, AGE OF BRONZE, TECH
JACKET, PARADIGM, HAMMER OF THE GODS and INVINCIBLE as part of the
site’s growing online comics section. Image’s Website also offers
five-page previews of upcoming comics and there is presently a preview
for JACK STAFF #2 online.
JACK STAFF #2 will be available through comics shops on April 9.