Official Press Release
Chicago, IL – December 5, 2005 – Devil's Due offers electrifying action, Big Apple style, in a special 48-page one-shot titled G.I. JOE: Special Missions: Manhattan (DEC052955 E). Special Missions: Manhattan, which will be releases this February, will spotlight some old favorites in their very own adventure and marks the return of Beach Head, Cover Girl, and Tunnel Rat as part of a crack team of G.I. JOE reserves. Special Missions: Manhattan also includes a special tale – the debut of America's Elite…Pets?! G.I. JOE is under license from the Hasbro Properties Group, the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS).
"G.I.JOE: Special Missions: Manhattan provides great insight to what the other G.I.JOE characters are up to. Plus it's a cool way to catch up with some old friends," remarked Sean Dove. "It's like a summer blockbuster before the summer even begins!"
Writers B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick, X Patriots), Mike O'Sullivan, and Sam Wells, with artists Jeremy Haun (also cover artist), Sean Dove and others, are the talent behind this 48-page, double-sized special issue, which will retail for $4.95.
"There's going to be some great extras in this issue, including character profiles. It's almost like part two of the G.I. JOE Handbook," said editor Mike O'Sullivan. "Jeremy Haun and B. Clay Moore have turned out some great work. You can really tell they were excited to be working on a G.I. JOE project."
ABOUT G.I. JOE: SPECIAL MISSIONS: MANHATTAN THE FEBRUARY ONE-SHOT (DEC052955 E): Even though they're the best of the best, even America's elite can't be all places at all times…so, what happens before they can get there? Call in the reserves! When a terrorist group invades a New York City skyscraper to retrieve a virus that could kill millions, it's a race against time between former Cobra agent Neurotoxin and a G.I.JOE special team!
Devil's Due: Reminding everyone that pop culture IS our culture.
ABOUT DEVIL'S DUE PUBLISHING (DDP)
Devil's Due Publishing was formed in 1999 as both a commercial art studio and a small press comic book publisher. DDP's first breakout success was 2001'S revamp of G.I. JOE, returning the long-lost 1980's characters to comics. Fans bought over 100,000 copies per month, immediately propelling G.I. JOE to the top of the charts. Today, DDP's lineup includes FORGOTTEN REALMS, DRAGONLANCE, eigoMANGA, HACK/SLASH, CAPCOM'S KILLER 7, the newly resurrected CHAOS! COMICS, and the AFTERMATH universe, and new imprint featuring super-powered heroes in titles like DEFEX, BREAKDOWN, BLADE OF KUMORI and INFANTRY.
ABOUT THE HASBRO PROPERTIES GROUP
The Hasbro Properties Group (HPG), the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc., (NYSE: HAS), translates one of the industry's richest portfolios of brands into a world of fun and excitement of children and adults globally. Through a host of publishing, lifestyle and entertainment platforms, HPG is able to surround fans worldwide with consumer products that expand Hasbro's core brands, such as TRANSFORMERS, DUEL MASTERS, MY LITTLE PONY, and CANDY LAND, beyond the toy and game aisle, creating rich lifestyle experiences.
G.I. JOE and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro, Inc., and are used with permission.