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‘The Metabarons #1’ goes to a second printing

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‘The Metabarons #1’ goes to a second printing

Official Press Release

[The Metabarons]

Los Angeles ­ November 6, 2001 ­ Humanoids Publishing is pleased to announce
that a second printing of the first issue of THE METABARONS is available for
ordering. The first printing has been sold out from the publisher for many
months. Copies of this reprint will ship the first week of December. A
change in the color of the Humanoids logo on the books cover will indicate
the second printing.

“We are excited on several levels about this reprinting of the first issue
of our flagship title”, said Ian Sattler, Marketing Manager for Humanoids
Publishing. “It¹s amazing how long THE METABARONS has sustained the ability
to bring in new readers. We printed about double the orders of the first
issue. Over time so many new readers came aboard by sampling the first issue
that we needed to do a new printing to keep this activity going.”

Part of the decision to do a second printing is the result of requests from
retailers, who responded positively to the news of the reprint. “THE
METABARONS’ popularity continues unabated, both individual issues and the
collected edition. As with Green Arrow, keeping the early (affordable)
issues in print will continue to bring in new readers”, said John Dacey,
manager of Hi De Ho Comics & Books with Pictures in Santa Monica, CA.

Gib Bickel, owner of The Laughing Ogre in Columbus Ohio explained, “With
Humanoid’s commitment to their stock levels, I was able to sell five to six
times my initial order of THE METABARONS #1. Its strong sales have continued
month after month, and with the new printing of #1 that trend can continue.”

The second printing of THE METABARONS #1 will be full color, 32 pages, and
retail for $2.95. For more information, go to: www.metabarons.com

Humanoids Publishing is a division of The Humanoids Group, with offices in
Paris, Brussels, Saigon, Geneva and now Los Angeles. The Humanoids Group is
a multi-faceted conglomerate headed by Fabrice Giger, its chairman.
Humanoids features subsidiaries that include an internationally renowned
graphic novel/comic book publishing house, a 3-D animation and visual
effects studio, an animation software development company and an entity
currently developing interactive, role-playing computer games.

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