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Third “Noble Causes” trade debuts this December

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Third “Noble Causes” trade debuts this December

Official Press Release

ORANGE, CA — September 30, 2004 — Fans of Jay Faerber’s monthly ongoing
superhero saga NOBLE CAUSES will now be able to own a piece of the Noble
family puzzle in a special updated edition. Image Comics is pleased to
announce that the third NOBLE CAUSES collection, NOBLE CAUSES VOL. 3:
DISTANT RELATIVES, will be available in December.

This trade paperback collects the 2003 four issue mini-series of the same
name, but with a substantial difference this time around. The book,
originally published in black and white, will now be collected in full

Creator and writer Faerber explains:

“Noble Causes: Distant Relatives was originally published in greytoned
black-and-white, and it was always my intention to be able to collect the
book in color, since that’s the format most superhero fans prefer. Of
course, no collection is ever guaranteed, but with the recent successful
launch of the Noble Causes ongoing series (which is also in color!),
everyone involved felt like it’d be a good idea to have this latest
collection available, and in color.”

NOBLE CAUSES: DISTANT RELATIVES features the maverick “hero” Frost’s journey
into an alternate dimension in search of his real father. He is followed by
the book’s “normal” human protagonist, Liz Noble, who hopes to be reunited
with an alternate version of her dead husband, the super-speedster Race

“While we were careful to make sure the new Noble Causes series started
fresh, the seeds for our first story arc are planted right here, in this
story,” says Faerber.

In addition to the usual creator commentary and conceptual artwork, this
collection also features a brand-new, never-before-published story written
by Faerber and drawn by Valentine De Landro.

“This is a 6-page story originally created for another anthology,” Faerber
explains. “but when that book sort of fell through, I didn’t want the story
to go to waste, so we decided to run it here, as an added bonus for the
fans. It features Rusty, playing in a charity baseball game – one of those
televised celebrity events you see on MTV. It’s a lot of fun.”

NOBLE CAUSES VOL. 3: DISTANT RELATIVES sports a new cover by regular series
artist Fran Bueno, and is 120 pages for $12.95. It is now available in the
October PREVIEWS and goes on sale this December.

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