Official Press Release
Chicago, IL – Apr 18, 2005 – As the buildup to G.I. JOE: AMERICA'S ELITE, the new G.I. JOE series, grows, the current series is selling out faster and faster. G.I. JOE #40 and #41, parts 5 and 6 of the "Union of the Snake" storyline, have sold out as of last week.
"We know the excitement builds as we head toward the conclusion of the current G.I. JOE series with issue #42 and #43 and the beginning of a new era with G.I. JOE: AMERICA'S ELITE," said Josh Blaylock, President of DDP. "We're ending it with a bang as some characters will not live to see the birth of America's Elite, so fans will not want to miss the final two issues' "Rise of the Red Shadows" storyline. Retailers should make sure they have plenty on hand."
Issue #42 ships in May followed by #43 in June. Each double-sized 42-page issue will cost $4.50. June also will see the release of the Joe Casey-written and Stefano Caselli-penciled G.I.JOE: AMERICA'S ELITE #0, priced at an amazingly low 25¢. Issue #1 follows in July. Exclusive preview images can be seen in the near future at www.devilsdue.net.
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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 1980s 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 Army of Darkness, Street Fighter, Hack/Slash and the Aftermath universe, a 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 develops and expands Hasbro Inc's (NYSE: HAS) core brands, such as G.I. JOE, TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, MONOPOLY and CANDY LAND, into a wide variety of entertainment and consumer categories.