Official Press Release
ORANGE, CA – SEPTEMBER 28, 2001 – At last weekend’s Mid-Ohio Con,
Devil’s Due creative director Josh Blaylock announced that his studio
would be producing a brand new Micronauts series to be published through
This announcement was confirmed by Image VP-Publisher Jim Valentino, who
added, “This will be an on-going, full-color, bi-monthly series,
tentativey scheduled to begin in April, 2002. Josh’s track-record on
G.I. Joe, which has shipped two issues early, should give retailers
confidence that the Micronauts will ship on time, every time.”
A creative team has been chosen for the title, although Devil’s Due is
waiting to finalize a few minor details with the team before making an
announcement. The new series will use toy-based characters (Acroyear,
Baron Karza, etc…), but not the characters created by Marvel
(Marionette, Bug, Commander Rann) for their 1980’s series.
Blaylock also made several announcements about G.I. Joe, Image’s biggest
hit of the year. Among them:
- G.I. Joe will move to monthly status with issue #5.
- Legendary artist Mike Zeck will contribute covers to the second Joe
story-arc commencing with issue #6.
- There will be a new three-issue, 48-page prestige format finite series
titled GI Joe: Battlefiles beginning in April, 2002. This will be a
“who’s who” of the Joes, with issue one focusing on the Joes, issue two
on Cobra, and issue 3 on vehicles and tech.
- Finally, February will see the release of G.I. Joe: MIA. This 48 page, no ads special will reprint issues #1 and #2 of the sold out series in an effort to help retailers and fans keep up with demand for this smash hit series.
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