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Across The Pond Studios’ CGC Exclusive Variant Cover Featured in Wizard

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Across The Pond Studios’ CGC Exclusive Variant Cover Featured in Wizard

Official Press Release

January 27, 2006, Port St. Lucie, FL – Across the Pond Studios and CGC have
teamed up to create an exclusive variant edition of ATP’s February shipping
title, Atomik Mike #1 and Wizard magazine has taken notice. In Wizard #173,
on sale now, writer Rickey A. Purdin writes, “Collectors searching for the
next hot item may need to look no further than the newest team-up between
CGC and Across the Pond Studios’ Atomik Mike series.”

This project marks the first time a publisher has created a cover
specifically intended to be sealed on a CGC graded book. The Atomik Mike #1
variant will only be available in CGC grades of 9.8 or higher and are
available for pre-order now but won’t be shipped until February. To get one,
log onto the web site: The variant is limited to
500 copies. To assure that everyone that buys a copy of the variant will be
able to read the story, orders will include a non-slabbed, readable copy of
Atomik Mike #1 as well.

“CGC has been great to work with and we’re more than pleased to be the first
publisher to supply them with a new cover specifically and exclusively for
this type of project,” said publisher Stephan Nilson. “The fact that Wizard,
the most read magazine about comics, has written about it and given it their
seal of approval only adds to its credibility and I’m sure it will help
drive sales.”

Atomik Mike is written by Stephan Nilson and features art by Israel Cruz. In
the story, Mike had everything; a fast ship, a great girlfriend and even a
cool nickname. The only thing Mike was missing was his human body.
Transformed into a monkey by an arch-rival, Captain Tariq, Mike must find a
way to maintain his presence as the fastest cargo hauler and space jockey.
Aided by his loyal crew of misplaced humans, aliens and droids they continue
to search for a means to reverse Mike’s condition while still turning a

To learn more about Across the Pond Studios and their lineup of titles, or
to order a copy of the Atomik Mike #1 variant, log onto: .

About Across the Pond Studios:

Port St. Lucie, Florida-based Across the Pond
Studios was founded in 2000 by Stephan Nilson as a home for their first
title, Government Bodies. Since this initial release, ATP has grown from an
independent publisher into one of the preeminent production studios in the
comics industry currently providing material for Image Comics, Speakeasy
Comics and Alias Entertainment. Their titles include ArmorX, Atomik Mike,
ATP Presents, Government Bodies, Metal Locus and The Iron Ghost. More
information can be found on their web site:

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