John Taddeo Makes Attempt To Buy Valiant Catalog

Official Press Release

March 14, 2005, Boca Raton, FL – After being outbid for the rights to the CrossGen Universe at auction, longtime comics fan and former Marketing Manager for Marvel Entertainment, John Taddeo, has had the terms and conditions of his initial offer accepted by the trustee of the Acclaim estate to purchase the rights to the characters of the Valiant Universe. The auction is currently set for mid-April.

Aside from doing due diligence to attempt this purchase, Taddeo is also involved in publishing the new superhero adventure comic Zoom Suit through Assassination Entertainment. Written by Taddeo, Zoom Suit will feature art by Bob Layton, Bart Sears, Billy Tucci, Billy Dallas Patton and Gene Colon. Along with the comic, a 70-minute Zoom Suit animated feature is being created for release in 2006. A 10-minute animated preview for the Zoom Suit feature can be found at the company's web site: www.assassinationentertainment.com.

Assassination Entertainment also plans to release the comic series, America: Superpower, based on an idea originally owned by CrossGen Entertainment. This new series is to be written by New York Times best selling author, Steve Alten (Meg, Goliath, The Lock), and will be illustrated by Alitha Martinez and Peter Palmiotti. No release dates are set yet for either title.

To see artwork for Zoom Suit, log onto: www.assassinationentertainment.com/zoomsuit.html

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