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Marvel & Neil Gaiman’s “1602” Wins Quill Award

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Marvel & Neil Gaiman’s “1602” Wins Quill Award

Official Press Release

Marvel is proud to congratulate NEIL GAIMAN, ANDY KUBERT and RICHARD ISANOVE the winners of the first annual Quill Award for Best Graphic Novel. Written by Hugo award-winning author Neil Gaiman with art by acclaimed ORIGIN team ANDY KUBERT and RICHARD ISANOVE, Marvel 1602 is a time-bending mystery that looks at an age of super-heroes prematurely begun 400 years in the past. The hardcover and trade paperback graphic novels have been incredibly well received by both fans and critics alike. Marvel Editor-In-Chief Joe Quesada says on behalf of Marvel, “Congrats go off of to Neil, Andy, Richard, Scott and Todd for a brilliant piece of work and of course Nick Lowe, Nanci Quesada, Kelly Lamy and everyone else involved with the project. This is truly a first and an honor for all of us here at Marvel!”

Look for the sequel, Marvel 1602: New World, written by Greg Pak (X-Men: Phoenix Endsong) with art by Greg Tocchini (Thor Son of Asgard) to hit the shelves in late 2005.

To watch this awards show, be sure and check your local listings for Saturday, October 22 when it is scheduled to run on NBC.

MARVEL 1602 HC (JUN041634D)

Written by NEIL GAIMAN

Art by ANDY KUBERT and RICHARD ISANOVE

Cover by SCOTT McKOWEN

248 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP $24.99

MARVEL 1602 TP (APR051969D)

248 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP … $19.99

MARVEL 1602: NEW WORLD TPB (JUL058275)

Written by GREG PAK

Pencils by GREG TOCCHINI

Cover by SERGIO TOPPI

120 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP … $14.99

FOC – 12/15/05, On Sale 1/4/06

With a library of over 5,000 proprietary characters, Marvel Enterprises, Inc. is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies. Marvel’s operations are focused in four areas: entertainment (Marvel Studios), licensing, comic book publishing and toys (Toy Biz). Marvel facilitates the creation of entertainment projects, including feature films, DVD/home video, video games and television based on its characters and also licenses its characters for use in a wide range of consumer products and services including apparel, collectibles, snack foods and promotions. Marvel’s characters and plot lines are created by its comic book division which continues to expand its leadership position in the U.S. and worldwide while also serving as an invaluable source of intellectual property.

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