Digital Webbing Anniversary Issue Invades Mid-Ohio-Con!

Official Press Release

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HAVERHILL, MA (August 4, 2005) - Digital Webbing, the Internet's largestcollaborative anthology series, celebrates its fourth anniversary thisOctober! In honor of the event the publisher has assembled a very specialedition of DIGITAL WEBBING PRESENTS #26 to coincide with their annualMid-Ohio-Con presence, and featuring only regional creators - many of whomwill be attending the show for book signings!

"THE PROMETHEUS EFFECT," written by Ryan Scott Ottney (THE LEGEND OF ISIS),with artwork by Joe Dodd (HUMAN TORCH, MARVEL AGE), inks by Justin Holman,colors by Erik V. Lehmann, and lettering by Ed Dukeshire.

"This is a story I wrote during a particularly bad time of my life, about ahero who has nothing left to live for," said Ottney. "It finds him yearsafter a devastating failure, contemplating the role of heroes in our world,and he has to find the strength in himself to keep on going. In the end hediscovers what it really means to be hero . but at what cost?"

THE PROMETHEUS EFFECT marks the DWP debut of Ottney and Dodd, joining anexciting line-up of returning fan-favorites!

"THE LAST PALADIN" returns to DWP this month for its third consecutive andfinal chapter, written by Ian Ascher, artwork by Mahmud Asrar, colors byKieran Oats, and lettering by Ed Dukeshire. The evil wizard Osyrus finallyhas the Princess in his grasp and only the Last Paladin can save her but todo that he must first overcome an ever greater obstacle... his alter ego Dr.Zack Machin.

"This third installment of THE LAST PALADIN will bring the current story toa close and set the stage for an all-new adventure in 2006," said Ascher."With issue #26 DWP celebrates its 4th anniversary and I consider it anhonor to be included with such a strong group of fellow creators for thisamazing issue.

Also returning this issue, "THE REVISIONIST: BOMBS AWAY," written by ChadLambert, pencils by Nadir Balan (JUDO GIRL), inks by Jeremy Freeman, andcolors by Mike Langdale. The Revisionist returns for a record fourthappearance in the pages of DWP. This time, he has to stop an explosivesexpert known as 'Da Bomb'!

"I really wanted to kick up the absurdity factor on this one," says ChadLambert. "Nadir Balan was the perfect artist to pull off a really bizarreplot twist. I can't wait to see this one in print".

"DREAH: FIGHT KNIGHT," by Sean Dulaney and Ryan Sergeant.

"Sarge's art on this story is going to blow folks away," said Dulaney. "Theywere raving about the art on EYE OF FIRE, but that was actually drawn backin the summer of '03. Everything he's learned, all the experience he'sgained since then shows on every page."

"SHOTGUN MESSENGERS: LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER," written by Kevin D. Melrose,artwork by Dario Carrasco Jr. (STAR WARS), colors by Rich Hiltbrunner. Inthis 10-page tale of Western horror, a lecherous gambler sets his sights ona pretty farm girl, only to discover he's not the predator but the prey.

"I've been a fan of Dario's work for quite some time, so it's great tofinally be collaborating with him," said Melrose.

"WARMAGEDDON," written by Mike Imboden, Illustrated by Robert Rath, andcolored & lettered by Jamal Walton. This is the first full-color Warmageddonstory, is a continuation of the adventures of Tiegre from WARMAGEDDONILLUSTRATED #1 and has a tie-in to WARMAGEDDON ILLUSTRATED #2.

DIGITAL WEBBING PRESENTS #26 will arrive in shops in October, but you canorder your copy today through Previews catalogue; only $5.95 for thismega-packed, 56-page anniversary issue!

"There's a reason that DWP is one of the last standing comic anthologies,"said DREAH writer, Sean Dulaney. "You can tell the creators are having funand it's kind of wild after four years to still see people discovering thebook."

To further sweeten the deal, many of the creators behind this spectacularextra-sized issue - including L. Jamal Walton, Kevin Melrose, Ian Ascher,Ryan Scott Ottney, Chad Lambert, and Sean Dulaney - will be on hand at the2005 Mid-Ohio-Con (MOC) this November in Columbus, Ohio to promote the bookand sign copies!

"The MOC has become sort of a tradition for us," says Digital WebbingManaging Editor, Ed Dukeshire. "We have a tremendous gathering there everyyear, so this year we thought it would be fun to devote that month's issuesto the regional creators who make the show so much fun! It's a biganniversary for us, and we wanted to celebrate in style!"

For more information on this and other Digital Webbing projects, visit themonline at http://www.digitalwebbing.net.

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