Capcom's Skinkiro covers 'Spider-Man Unlimited' #1

Wed, December 10th, 2003 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

Official Press Release

Marvel Comics is pleased to announce that acclaimed Capcom artist Shinkiro

will be contributing the cover to the January debut issue of their new

anthology series SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED! The renowned Japanese designer and illustrator

of many of Capcom's hit titles will be bringing his acclaimed skills to yet

another digital masterpiece that will grace the premiere issue of Spidey's

newest comics series.

"I am honored that an artist as revered and respected as Shinkiro has agreed

to illustrate the first cover for Spider-Man Unlimited #1," commented

Marvel's talent coordinator C.B. Cebulski. "I owe many thanks to our friends

at Capcom Co. Ltd. for making this happen. We could not be more pleased with

the beautiful cover that Shinkiro-san has so masterfully rendered.

"However, I would also like to express my sincere apologies to Shinkiro-san

and Capcom Co. Ltd. for a slight blunder on Marvel's part," Cebulski

continued. "When we solicited the book, we ran a pre-production image of the

cover that Shinkiro-san had not yet completed. While it was clearly labeled

"NOT FINISHED ART", this message was not imbedded in the image itself. This

incomplete image was then mistakenly released to the Internet community, but

it was not noted there that this was an unfinished piece. It was only after

the piece had gone out that we realized our mistake.

"I feel terrible about this," Cebulski explained. "We've done a great

disservice to Shinkiro, his art and his reputation by releasing a piece of

his unfinished art. Marvel is going to do everything in its power to correct

the mistake and see that the actual finished Spider-Man Unlimited #1 cover

is distributed through the proper channels and give it the exposure it so

rightfully deserves. Again, Marvel's apologies for this error go out to

Capcom Co., Ltd. and Shinkiro. We look forward to continuing our strong

relationship with them, as well as expanding it to get other Capcom artists

working on Marvel comics."

The 32-page SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #1 - the debut issue of a new, bimonthly

ongoing series - goes on sale 1/7/04 with a cover price of $2.99. Retailers

are reminded its Final Order Cut-off [FOC] date is Thursday, 12/18. Readers,

ask your local comic book retailer to reserve your copy!

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