Official Press Release
San Diego, October 22, 2003. IDW Publishing's first CSI: Miami release, CSI: Miami-Smoking Gun, is featured in a segment on tonight's Access Hollywood, the popular, nationally syndicated entertainment news magazine show.
Jeff Mariotte, the writer of the one-shot, went to the CSI: Miami set to meet some of the stars of the show and give them their own copies of the comic book. He met with David Caruso (Horatio Caine), Emily Procter (Calleigh Duquesne), and Khandi Alexander (Alexx Woods), all of whom were filmed by Access Hollywood for the piece.
IDW's President and Publisher Ted Adams said, "IDW has always been dedicated to getting as much attention for our products as possible, and this is just one more example of that. Our CSI series has been covered by TV Guide, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, and other national press outlets as well as local CBS affiliates. Now CSI: Miami gets national attention on the day of its release, which can only lead to stronger sales for retailers."
CSI: Miami-Smoking Gun, on sale in October, is a 48-page one-shot with a retail price of $6.99.
IDW PUBLISHING is a division of Idea + Design Works, LLC, a revolutionary creative service company with a wide range of clients including The Upper Deck Company, Electronic Arts, Ultima Online, WizKids, Cartoon Network, Sony Online Entertainment, Nickelodeon, and many more. IDW Publishing focuses on a small number of high-quality titles. Among them are CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith's 30 Days of Night and its sequel, Dark Days; Ashley Wood's Lore; CVO: Covert Vampiric Operations; Beau Smith's Wynonna Earp; and Steve Niles' Wake The Dead. Columbia Pictures has optioned the movie rights to 30 Days of Night, with Sam Raimi attached to produce. Konami is producing a video game based on CVO: Covert Vampiric Operations. Dimension Films has optioned the movie rights to Wake The Dead.
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For more information about CSI and CSI: Miami - go to the CBS Website WWW.CBS.COM and click on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.