Official Press Release
(San Francisco) James Sime, proprietor of San Francisco’s award winning Isotope – the comic book lounge, announced today the much-anticipated all-star grand opening celebration of his newly relocated store. The gala celebration, heralding a new era for this world-class mecca of comics culture, will be held on Wednesday, July 20, and will feature some of the industry’s finest creators from around the world including Jim Lee hot on the heels of 2005’s biggest launch, ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER.
The Isotope, which relocated to the Hayes Valley in the heart of San Francisco at the beginning of July, pushes the boundaries of comics retailing with an ultra modern industrial design. The curvaceous red walls and 14 foot ceilings of this new location bring together the best aspects of an original comic art gallery, a swank lounge, and a comic book store. “The Isotope was always intended to be on the bleeding edge,” said Sime, “and with our recent re-imagining, there can be no doubt that we are redefining what comic retailing is all about. So to celebrate I wanted to do something really special. What could be more special than Jim Lee, Lee Bermejo, Matteo Casali, Michele Petrucci, and Grazia Labaccaro?”
The celebration’s line-up of international all-star creators will be featuring their most recent works, including:
Jim Lee’s ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER (DC Comics)
Lee Bermejo’s LEX LUTHOR MAN OF STEEL (DC Comics)
Matteo Casali’s BONEREST (Image Comics) and SILENT DANCE (Slave Labor Graphics)
Michele Petrucci’s DUE (Slave Labor Graphics)
Grazia Lobaccaro’s SILENT DANCE (Slave Labor Graphics).
“This is sure to be an event to remember,” said Sime, “And unlike the typical assembly-line convention signing, we’ve got some great surprises up our sleeves and my staff and I will be going out of our way to ensure that everybody gets a chance to have a red carpet moment with their favorite comic superstars. Definitely not to be missed!”
All-Star Opening with Jim Lee, Lee Bermejo, Matteo Casali, Michele Petrucci, and Grazia Labaccaro
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
7:00 pm – Midnight
Isotope – the comic book lounge
326 Fell St. (@ Gough)
San Franciso, CA 94102
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