Official Press Release
ORANGE, CA — November 3, 2004 –Over the last decade, several comic book
publishers have released special sample comics of popular franchises at bargain prices – ten cents, fifteen cents, or a quarter.
But Image Comics has outdone them all with its upcoming TWO BITS, which
features previews of two brand new books – Writer/artist Mike S. Miller’s
THE IMAGINARIES and LULLABY – for only twenty five cents.
“It’s an experiment, I’ll admit,” says Mike S. Miller, who is heading up the
production of TWO BITS. “What we’ve decided to do is offer readers a chance
to preview two high quality creator-owned titles at a price that they can
pay with their leftover pocket change. We see this as a great way to not
only help readers discover these great new books, but also as a means to
help retailers create interest in the upcoming first issues of these books
and build their base of pre-orders.”
One of the major incentives, says Miller, is the price. Retailers can order
each issue for what equates to low risk and high profit margins.
“For the price it costs to order one normal book from a standard publisher,
retailers can order over a dozen issues of Two Bits,” says Miller. “And, if
the books are likely to sell out very quickly,” he adds.
Miller is especially proud of the all ages nature of both books.
“One of the best things about Two Bits is that it’s designed to appeal to
readers of all ages and tastes,” he says. “The Imaginaries is a great
superhero story about an imaginary friend whose creator no longer believes in him, while Lullaby is a
cool epic about classic literary characters like Jim Hawkins and Alice (from
Wonderland) told in a fun manga art style.”
TWO BITS will feature not only the pencil artwork from both stories, but
also several pages of extras exclusive to the preview that will not be
reprinted in the first issue of either book.
“I’m a stickler for quality and a stickler for value,” says Miller. “And Two
Bits is designed to provide readers with as much of both as we can cram into
those 32 pages. We’re confident that retailers who give this book a try are
going to be impressed with the results, and we hope that Two Bits will pave
the way for other creator-owned titles at Image to introduce themselves to a
LULLABY and THE IMAGINARIES have been developed by Mike S. Miller and Dabel
Brothers Production. More information about each title can be found at
Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by a
collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on to
become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. There are
currently four partners in Image Comics (Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc
Silvestri and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently divided into three
major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions and Image
Central). Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre,
sub-genre and style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror,
crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and
writers working in the medium today.
Visit www.imagecomics.com for more information
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