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New DVD 'Countdown To Wednesday' reveals what it takes to break into the comic business

Official Press Release

[Countdown to Wednesday]Beverly Hills, CA (June 2, 2003) ­ For the thousands of fans who spend their free time creating their own characters with dreams of bringing them to life, a new product shows them everything they need to know to get into the comic business. Countdown to Wednesday, is the first ever DVD offering an unprecedented insider's look at the comic book industry.

The DVD features top comic book veterans sharing their advice about how to make it in the business including Stan Lee, Marc Silvestri, Paul Dini, and Mark Waid. In addition, comic book editors, writers, artists and sales & distribution executives provide advice about how to handle submissions, whether or not it is a good idea to self publish and tips about what goes into successfully marketing a comic book.

Plus, the Countdown to Wednesday DVD contains special features, including:

  • Still gallery with audio commentary from writers & artists
  • Inside Look: Being an Intern
  • Behind-the-scenes look at Top Cow production meeting
  • Stan Lee PSA for ACTOR
  • Outtakes & bloopers

"Comic book characters have served as the inspiration for some of the biggest films, television shows and video games of all time. The Countdown to Wednesday DVD is the first time anyone has peeled back the curtain and given the audience a candid behind-the-scenes look at the medium which inspired their favorite titles," said Roger Mincheff, Countdown to Wednesday Executive Producer.

Countdown to Wednesday will be available for pre-order at a 10% dscount through July 15, 2003 on www.countdowntowednesday.com. The DVD will also be available in retail and comic book stores nationwide on August 6, 2003. Retail price is $19.99. Running time is 110 minutes.

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