Snake Strikes Early! 'John Carpenter's Snake Plissken Chronicles' #1 Hits The Streets One Month Early!

Official press release

JOHN CARPENTER'S SNAKE PLISSKEN CHRONICLES #1, originally scheduled for a June 25th release, will now reach comics shops on May 29th. The all-new bi-monthly series, written by William O'Neill and illustrated by Tone Rodriguez, is the creation of CrossGen publishing client Hurricane Entertainment.

"Once again, Snake is surprising everyone," said Hurricane CEO Jan Utstein-O'Neill. "Striking suddenly, the anti-hero is now making his debut nearly a full month early. And that means that we'll be able to sign copies at the WizardWorld: East comic convention in Philadelphia on May 30th. We will also be premiering a special Convention Exclusive cover that will only be available during the 2003 con season."

"In the new series, Snake will tear his way through New York, Atlantic City and Philadelphia," added writer William O'Neill. "Now, we'll do the same!"

While on the East Coast, writer William O'Neill, artist Tone Rodriguez and Jan Utstein-O'Neill will participate in a tour of local comics shops. Appearances to date include Zap Comics in Freehold, NJ on May 29th; WizardWorld: East at the Philadelphia Convention Center from May 30th - June 1st; and Jester's Playhouse in Northfield, NJ, on June 4th. Jester's is located just outside Atlantic City, where the first Snake story begins. Finally, on June 5th, the Hurricane crew will be at Midtown Comics right in the heart of New York City. Copies of JOHN CARPENTER'S SNAKE PLISSKEN CHRONICLES #1 and VIOLENT MESSIAHS will be available, as well as plenty of fun giveaways. Readers are advised to contact the comics shops for exact location and times.

The first issue of JOHN CARPENTER'S SNAKE PLISSKEN CHRONICLES will also contain extras, such as a bonus sketchbook that includes the first artwork Rodriguez drew of Snake Plissken that landed the partnership with John Carpenter, Debra Hill and Kurt Russell. As another added bonus, issue #1 also includes a four-page sneak preview of Hurricane's newest project THE DIPLOMATS, written and drawn by William O'Neill.

And now you can check out the first five pages from the debut issue!

Your Friend @ CrossGen,

Bill Rosemann

Director of Marketing & Communications

(Snake legal line = JOHN CARPENTER'S SNAKE PLISSKEN CHRONICLES(tm) and © 2003 Hurricane Ent. and Snake World, LLC. Snake Plissken is (tm) and © 2003 Snake World, LLC. All Rights Reserved.)

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