Image Comics offers 'Tomb Raider 1/2' free to retailers for Free Comic Book Day

ORANGE, CA -- 22 January, 2002 -- Image Comics has announced that it willoffer Tomb Raider 1/2 FREE to all retailers as the publisher's contributionto the upcoming Free Comic Book Day event. Image will absorb the printingcosts of the comic, so retailers will only pay shipping charges for theirusual order.

"But there are a couple of caveats," said Image VP/Publisher, Jim Valentino."One, we are printing a limited supply and two, we will not be offering aposter."

Valentino said that if retailers are to give these books away, he felt Imageshould give them to retailers, adding, "It only seems fair." He also notedthat it was his hope retailers would be inspired to advertise the eventlocally.

Valentino concluded by stating, "Let's not let another golden opportunitypass us by, regardless of what any naysayers may say. This is the first timein comics history publishers, distributors, retailers, fans and creators cando something positive together. Let's roll up our sleeves and really work tomake this event as successful as possible."

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