ROOSTER RECEIVES SECOND LIFE, SECOND PRINTING

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SECRET AGENT POYO goes back to press

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Berkeley, CA – July 25, 2012 — CHEW: SECRET AGENT POYO, the unlikely story of a cybernetic, kung-fu expert fighting cock, has sold out and will receive a second printing. A one-shot spin-off of the wildly popular, Eisner-Award-winning Image Comics series CHEW by John Layman and Rob Guillory, SECRET AGENT POYO is a full-color comic featuring 22 pages of story and ten pin-ups by some of independent comics’ best artists, including Jim Mahfood, Nick Pitarra, and Ben Templesmith.

Commented writer John Layman, “Secret Agent Poyo is the most important thing to happen to comics in the last three hundred and fifty years, and it’s clear that the public recognizes it for the towering literary achievement that it is.”

The Comic-Con International Exclusive foil-stamped cover edition of the one-shot about the fan-favorite rooster was one of the stars of Image Comics exclusive offerings at Comic-Con International in San Diego. That convention exclusive was limited to 750 copies and will not be reprinted.

The second printing of CHEW: SECRET AGENT POYO will be in stores on August 29 and is available now for pre-order with the Diamond code JUN128113.

Other Image Comics Reprints in stores on August 29

The debut issue of anthology series CREATOR-OWNED HEROES #1 by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Steve Niles, Phil Noto and Kevin Mellon goes back to press for a second printing. (JUN128117)

INVINCIBLE continues its renaissance as issue #92 of the Robert Kirkman superhero series, drawn by Ryan Ottley, gets a reprint. (JUN128118)

The debut issue of the relaunch of Image Comics first comic, YOUNGBLOOD #71 by John McLaughlin, John Malin and series creator Rob Liefeld also gets a second printing. (JUN128119)

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

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