'Jack Staff' #1 available online

Mon, April 7th, 2003 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

Official Press Release

ORANGE, CA -- 2 April, 2002 -- Following the sell-out success of the

first color issue of JACK STAFF, Image Comics is inviting readers who

missed the issue to read it for free at www.imagecomics.com. Image

Comics announced that JACK STAFF #1 sold out earlier this week.

Created, written and drawn by Paul Grist, JACK STAFF utilizes a loose

anthology format to tell the tales of a unique group of characters

comprised of Tom Tom the Robot Man, an enigmatic group of secret agents

called Q, and Becky Burdock, Vampire Reporter. Linking all these

stories together is the ongoing mystery created by the return of Jack

Staff - Britain's greatest hero. The end result is a series not too far

removed from Kurt Busiek's ASTRO CITY, wherein Grist allows his

imagination to run wild as he offers his own unique takes on a variety

of comic book archetypes, along with specific nods to Britain's rich

comics history. JACK STAFF was originally published in black and white

by Grist's own Dancing Elephant Press. Phil Elliot provides color for

Grist's Image series.

JACK STAFF #1 is the latest Image title to be made available online at

www.imagecomics.com, joining POWERS, NOBLE CAUSES, AGE OF BRONZE, TECH

JACKET, PARADIGM, HAMMER OF THE GODS and INVINCIBLE as part of the

site's growing online comics section. Image's Website also offers

five-page previews of upcoming comics and there is presently a preview

for JACK STAFF #2 online.

JACK STAFF #2 will be available through comics shops on April 9.

 
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