Official Press Release
Chicago, IL -- July 25, 2005 -- A host of retailers entered their stores in The Best DDP Retailer Display Contest. The winner? Lone Star Comics in Texas! We wish to congratulate Lone Star---and every store that participated---for working so hard in making their display creations. Lone Star wins their very own DDP creator signing pizza party, free product and related merchandise. They will also have their store's information and winning entry published in upcoming titles from Devil's Due.
"What's tough is we can only pick one winner," said Vice President of Marketing Susan Bishop. "We had so many terrific entries it was sad we could only pick just one. But Lone Star's submission squeaked past the other stores to take the prize."
"We love all of our retailers," said DDP President Josh Blaylock. "We can't thank them enough for their support over the years and with everything we have going on---what with the G.I. JOE relaunch, Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance and Chaos! Comics---we hope they continue to support us as much as they have."
The Best DDP Retailer Display Contest coincided with the G.I. JOE July 4th weekend, celebrating the re-launch of the venerable heroes in the hot-selling G.I. JOE: America's Elite. G.I. JOE: America's Elite is written by Joe Casey, with art by Stefano Caselli. Two issues are on shelves now (if you can find them!): the 25-cent #0 (a second printing priced at $2.95 is also out) and issue #1. G.I. JOE is under license from the Hasbro Properties Group, the intellectual development arm of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS).
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