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Image prepares to "Ascend" this December, Online Trailer Now Available

Official Press Release

ENCINO, CA -- November 4, 2004 -- Image Comics andwriter/creator Keith Arem of PCB Productions arepreparing the finishing touches on ASCEND, scheduled to hit bookshelves onDecember 8 of this year. The "Transmedia" title was previewed at the 2004Comic Con in San Diego last summer, and has garnered a lot of attentioninside and outside of the comics industry. ASCEND is the first Graphic Novelfrom writer/creator Keith Arem and co-writer Scott Cuthbertson, and takesthe reader into a post-apocalyptic Heaven, where the battle over "harvested"human souls is waged between Angels.

"Ascend originally started as a vision for a motion picture," sayswriter/creator Keith Arem. "Teaming with artist Christopher Shy gave us theopportunity to create something more than just storyboards for the film; thecharacters came alive under his brush and we all knew we had somethingspecial on our hands. After a year in development, we're excited to finallybring the finished work to the bookshelves for the fans."

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Image Comics will release the book in comic book shops on December 8th, andnationwide in early 2005.

The heralded trailer from the novel and hi-res color images can be foundonline at www.preparetoascend.com.

"We were blown away by the artwork in this one," says Image Comics PublisherErik Larsen. "Every panel is cover-worthy, and with Keith's great storylinethe property has really opened a new world to fans of this genre and beyond.We expect this novel to capture the attention of the entertainment industryas a whole and look forward to its success."

About PCB Productions

PCB Productions was established by creative director Keith Arem. Arem hasbeen one of the leading creators and producers in the field of dialogproduction, writing, sound design, and scoring for the game and animationindustries since 1992 - serving as the Director of Audio for VirginInteractive Entertainment (1994-1998) and Director for Audio for ElectronicArts Pacific (1998-1999). Arem holds a Bachelor's degree in AudioEngineering and Electronic Music Synthesis from California State UniversityDominquez Hills. Since 1992, Arem has produced, directed and recorded over300 commercial releases in the film, music, television and interactiveindustries.

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Visit www.pcbproductions.com for more information.

About Image Comics

Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by acollective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on tobecome one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. There arecurrently four partners in Image Comics (Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, MarcSilvestri and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently divided into threemajor houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions and ImageCentral). 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 andwriters working in the medium today.

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Visit www.imagecomics.com for more information.

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