IDW to collect "Wake The Dead" series

Official Press Release

San Diego, CA, March 26, 2004-Wake The Dead reinvents the story of Frankenstein for a new generation. Acknowledged comic book horror master Steve Niles shows that there is life after death in the trade paperback collection of Wake The Dead.

With Niles doing the story and new art sensation Chee illustrating, Wake The Dead was an instant hit for IDW, with the first issue selling out rapidly and a second printing rushed to fill the demand.

"Wake the Dead is one of the stories I always wanted to tell, because even as a kid I liked the monster better than the humans!" Niles jokes. "I'm so happy with IDW and Chee's work on this and I can't wait to see it collected."

The Wake The Dead trade paperback will be released in June, to insure great summer reading for those who like their horror with an edge.

"Wake The Dead was not only a brilliant piece of storytelling in comics, but it was the kind of breakthrough that gets attention in other arenas as well," IDW's Editor-in-Chief Jeff Mariotte said. "Screen rights went immediately to Dimension Films, with X-Men 2 screenwriter Mike Dougherty doing the screenplay. Now with this trade paperback, Steve's vision of this classic tale will live on in book form and on screen."

Wake The Dead is a full color, 128-page trade paperback collecting the five-issue miniseries, with a special die-cut cover and a retail price of $19.99.

IDW PUBLISHING is a division of Idea + Design Works, LLC, a revolutionary creative service company with a wide range of clients. Among IDW's titles 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; and Steve Niles' Wake The Dead, Remains, Aleister Arcane, and Hyde. 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.

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