IDW Publishing Exposes "CSI: Secret Identity" In A New Series by Steven Grant

Official Press Release

San Diego, CA (December 8, 2004) There is nothing routine about murder and death. Each body leaves its own fingerprint and trail of clues. That's why the CSI team treats every one like it was the first murder they investigated.

When a tourist is murdered in a cheap off-strip motel, the investigation seems surprisingly routine-but there's nothing routine about any murder, especially when things get complicated by a missing videotape and an imploded Vegas casino.

The trail of evidence points to a man who died twice and left two different corpses, immersing Gil Grissom and the CSI team in a quagmire of deceit and treachery that stretches back 20 years-and still threatens them today!

This is the first chapter of an all-new five-issue miniseries based on the top-rated CBS crime drama. Noted crime comic book writer Steven Grant (The Punisher) begins his run on this tale of death warmed over. Grant, a Las Vegas resident, is one of the industry's best at writing mystery/crime with a modern slant. Gabriel Rodriguez and Steven Perkins (CSI: Dominos) once again handle the art on this intense heart-stopping series that offers the same flavor and style that accompanies all of IDW's CSI comics.

"This is the first chance I've had to write about Las Vegas since I moved here, and so much more goes on here than most people realize," said writer Steven Grant. "It's the most unique city in the world, a place where dreams and passions collide daily, a place where chance rules, and I really wanted to get that aspect across. Though I'm no stranger to crime fiction, it's an exciting challenge to measure up to the best crime show on network TV. So I've tried to amp things up a notch or two. The story will keep readers guessing, just like it keeps the CSI team guessing."

CSI: Secret Identity is a full-color, 5-part miniseries on sale in February 2005.

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 sequels, Dark Days and Return to Barrow; 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 and Hyde. Paramount Pictures has optioned the movie rights to Aleister Arcane.

CBS Consumer Products, a division of CBS Enterprises, manages the Worldwide licensing, merchandising and video activity for CBS Enterprises and King World Productions, Inc.

For more information about CSI - go to the CBS Website WWW.CBS.COM and click on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

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