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"ShadowHawk" #1 Sells Out At Image

Official Press Release

BERKELEY, CA -- 6 May, 2005 -- Image Comics is pleased to announce that SHADOWHAWK #1is another in a string of recent books that have sold out at Diamond over the last month. The issuewas supported by a 25% overship to retailers as well as Image's standard overprint.

"I'm pleasantly surprised by the overwhelming response to the new series. I attribute it tothe great creative team we've assembled," says Image co-founder and SHADOWHAWKcreator Jim Valentino.

The new SHADOWHAWK is co-plotted by Valentno and written by Jim Keplinger with artby newcomer Carlos Rodriguez. Valentino says "These guys have helped breathe new lifeinto the old character and it's gratifying to see all of our hard work bear fruit."

Image is also putting together an attractively priced trade paperback for a September release.Titled SHADOWHAWK: BORN ANEW, it collects the first four issues of the new series alongwith THE RETURN OF SHADOWHAWK issue by creator Jim Valentino. 136 pages in fullcolor for only $12.95!

SHADOWHAWK #2 (APR051689) is and #3 are now available for preorders - yourlocal retailer can contact their Diamond Customer Service Representative for ordering.

Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. There are currently four partners in Image Comics (Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently divided into four major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central). Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre, sub-genre and style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. Visit www.imagecomics.com for more information.

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