"Scratch9" Gets Bookshelf Edition from Hermes Press

Official Press Release

Hermes Press is pleased to announce the deluxe bookshelf hardcover printing of "Scratch9: The Pet Project (Second Life Edition)" , collecting the complete fan-favorite, all-ages title under one cover for the first time. The new collection includes the original, Eisner-nominated graphic novel "Scratch9: The Pet Project" along with this year's hit anthology "Scratch9: Cat Tails."

This edition includes over 140 pages of story written by series creator Rob M. Worley with artwork by Jason T. Kruse, Joshua Buchanan, Armand Villavert Jr, Mike Kunkel, Chris Houghton, Caanan Grall, Shannon Eric Denton, John Martin, Joe Foo, Justin Castaneda and Mike Roll. With a commitment to getting this book into the hands of young readers everywhere, Hermes Press has priced this must-have volume at just $12.99.

Scratch9 features a mischievous house cat who gains the ability to summon any of his nine lives, past and future, to aid him in rescuing animals from the Dr. Schrodinger of the C.R.U.E.L. corporation. The original series was named one of the best of 2010 by School Library Journal and praised by critics as a great "read-together" story for parents to enjoy with their children. Here's what people are saying:

"...adorable, funny and surprisingly smart." - Kelly Thompson, Comics Book Resources

"...it's super cute and has a great message." - Comicbookgirl19

"The first time I got Scratch9, I loved it!" - Gabriella, Age 7

As with all Scratch9 books, Worley will donate five percent of the profits from the sale of the hardcover to animal welfare organizations such as the ASPCA, Guardians For Animals in Michigan and NKLA.org in California, through the recently-established SWAH Fund.

"Scratch9: The Pet Project (Second Life Edition)" is available for pre-order from the December Diamond Previews catalog (ordering code #DEC13 1195).

The book is expected to ship in March.

For more information about Scratch9 visit http://www.scratch9.com

For more information about Hermes Press visit http://www.hermespress.com

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