NEW YORK, NY (November 20, 2002) -- AIRWAVE COMICS is releasing a special, limited-edition version of MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL COMMEMORATIVE COMIC BOOK featuring a beautifully painted cover by famed SIMPSONS and Disney artist, BILL MORRISON.
"I love working on projects that have a strong connection to my childhood," says Morrison. "MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL was a holiday tradition at our house for years, so bringing that story to a new audience in comic-book form was irresistible."
Morrison's exquisite cover art will appear ONLY on ADVANCE copies of MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL COMMEMORATIVE COMIC BOOK and the STOCKING STUFFER COMIC BOOK/DVD package. Copies ordered through PREVIEWS will bear the cover art as originally solicited.
MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL is the first-ever animated special produced exclusively for television. Originally aired on NBC-TV in 1962, this delightful program remains a staple of all-time-favorite holiday specials. To commemorate the fortieth anniversary of this landmark program, NBC-TV will air MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL this December in a primetime slot.
"Having someone with Bill' tremendous talent contribute to this project is a great opportunity for retailers," says publisher Richard Maurizio. "Comic-book stores reluctant to carry healthy quantities of this title should seriously reconsider stocking it before the holidays."
MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL COMMEMORATIVE COMIC BOOK ($7.98 S.R.P.) and STOCKING STUFFER COMIC BOOK/DVD PACKAGE ($22.98 S.R.P.) contains the following features:
a) Comic-book adaptation of MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL
b) Never-before-published outtakes never aired on television
c) "Makings of Mr. Magoo"--a complete history of the character including an interview with animation artist, Bill Melendez
d) Reprint of "Falling for the Falls"--a classic Mr. Magoo comic-book story from the 1950s
e) An all-new Magoo Christmas story
f) The secret recipe to the classic favorite, Razzleberry Dressing.
MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL COMMEMORATIVE COMIC BOOK is available as a 56-page, prestige-format, full-color book. MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL LIMITED-EDITION COMMEMORATIVE COMIC BOOK/DVD STOCKING STUFFER includes the comic book packaged with the official 52-minute DVD containing the original television classic with special features and the rare animated short, "Mr. Magoo Meets Gerald McBoing Boing."