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Overwhelming Orders Force “Zoom Suit #1” to Be Allocated

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Overwhelming Orders Force “Zoom Suit #1” to Be Allocated

Official Press Release

Palm Beach, FL – Initial orders for the April 26 releasing
Zoom Suit #1 were more than double order estimates and more than triple the
expectation of publisher, Superverse. Because of the high demand, the comic
will be allocated to direct market comic shops at 90 percent of initial

In order to utilize the special MetalFX technology that is featured
throughout this first issue, the comic had to be printed in collaboration
with the printer, technology provider, paper manufacturer and ink
manufacturer. All of these steps meant the publisher could not print to
order and had to print a set quantity. The quantity chosen was a number that
both distributor and publisher thought would be enough to satisfy orders,
but has come up short.

“I approached the potential trade partners with the concept of creating a
super high-end comic and they loved the idea,” said Zoom Suit creator, John
Taddeo. “They needed to know how much it would cost, though, and that
required setting the print run early. We printed triple what I thought fans
and retailers would order, plus extras for conventions and film festivals.
It turned out we were way off and we don’t have enough.”

Comic shops can expect to receive 90 percent of their original orders. Fans
are urged to check with their comic shop and reserve a copy early.

“Taking zero for film festivals and kicking in all our convention copies
we’re going to be able to fill 90 percent of orders,” said Taddeo. “I wanted
to keep some books for events, but I’m trying to fill the orders to the best
of my ability.”

Zoom Suit #1 is scheduled to arrive in stores on April 26 with a cover price
of $2.95. Since the book is printed, delivery is guaranteed on or before
this date. The issue features a story by John Taddeo, with covers by Bill
Tucci, Billy Dallas Patton and Bob Layton. The interior art is by Billy
Dallas Patton. A total of five variant editions are available to retailers,
including covers by Layton, Bart Sears, Gene Colan, Jim Starlin and the
“Team Zoom” edition by Billy Tucci.

“It’s great to be involved in a project that’s been getting so much
attention,” said Zoom Suit penciler, Billy Dallas Patton. “When John and I
set out to make a comic book, we agreed it would be tremendous if we could
sell 5,000 copies. Orders exceeded 20,000! The demand and eager
anticipation is great. It really makes the hard work worthwhile.”

About Zoom Suit:

Zoom Suit has quickly become the darling of the film festival circuit
appearing in over 60 festivals since the world premiere at the Palm Beach
International Film Festival on April 18, 2005 where it won “Best Animation”
from the Palm Beach Film Society. Since then Zoom Suit has been featured in
film festivals across the country, including New York City, Boston, Chicago,
Los Angeles, Texas, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Michigan,
San Francisco and San Diego where it was an official selection of the 2005
San Diego Comic Con Film Festival. Zoom Suit has garnered numerous awards
including “Best in Show,” “Grand Festival Award,” and multiple “Best
Animation” awards. At the current rate, Zoom Suit will be viewed by over
500,000 fans of comics and animation. Zoom Suit the comic, written by John
Taddeo with art by Billy Dallas Patton and featuring covers by Gene Colan,
Jim Starlin, Bob Layton and Bart Sears, is planned for release in April,
2006. For more information or artwork, please visit the Zoom Suit web site

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