Image Comics Debuts Kirkman's "Wolf-Man" #1 on Free Comic Book Day

Official Press Release

BERKELEY, CA -- 19 January, 2007 -- THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #1 is free!

Robert Kirkman, the fan-favorite writer of THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE, ULTIMATE X-MEN and MARVEL ZOMBIES, is teaming up with rising star artist Jason Howard for an all-new Image Comics series, and everyone involved is so sure you'll be hooked, they're giving you the first issue on Free Comic Book Day!

THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN tells the story of workaholic CEO Gary Hampton, who is bitten by a werewolf while on a rare family vacation. Cursed to live out his nights as a werewolf, Gary seeks to find a positive purpose in his horrific new existence. But can a werewolf be a hero? THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN is about one man's struggle to do good when his body is designed for evil.

"Free Comic Book Day is a big event for comics and launching an all-new series by Robert Kirkman makes it even more special," says Image Comics' Executive Director Eric Stephenson. "This is Robert's first new Image series since THE WALKING DEAD and we want to make sure everyone has an opportunity to get in on the story from the beginning.

"Launching WOLF-MAN in such an unprecedented manner is also a great way to shine the spotlight on an emerging talent like Jason Howard."

"Jason Howard's artwork is as dynamic and exciting as it comes," adds Kirkman. "He's putting everything into WOLF-MAN. He's pencilling it, he's inking it, he's coloring it – he's an absolute thrill to work with."

THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN #1 (FEB070018), an absolutely FREE 32-page comic book, is available for order in the February issue of Diamond Previews and will be in stores May 5, Free Comic Book Day.

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