"Strange Girl" #1 to Feature Variant Cover by Michael Kaluta

Official Press Release

BERKELEY, CA -- April 18, 2005 -- With the launch of STRANGE GIRL #1 this June, Image Comics announces that this highly anticipated debut issue will sport a spectacular variant cover painted by legendary illustrator Michael William Kaluta.

"So far everyone's reaction to the concept of STRANGE GIRL has been overwhelmingly positive. In my eyes, though, the real sell is breakout talent Eric Nguyen's astounding art. He's absolutely going to be the next big superstar in the industry," asserts series creator Rick Remender. "Kaluta's variant cover is a perfect fit for the book. When we decided this book would have a variant cover I wanted only the best, and Kaluta is that."

Kaluta's cover serves as an incentive piece in conjunction with the cover by series artists Eric Nguyen and colorist Joelle Comtois. Retailers will receive the two covers in a 4:1 split.

STRANGE GIRL #1 (APR051662) is written by Rick Remender, with interior art by Eric Nguyen & colorist Joelle Comtois. It is solicited in the April issue of Diamond PREVIEWS (Volume XV #4) and will arrive in stores on June 7th. STRANGE GIRL is an ongoing monthly title.

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 three major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions 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.

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