Image Comics offers 'Tomb Raider 1/2' free to retailers for Free Comic Book Day

Tue, January 22nd, 2002 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Founder/Former Owner

ORANGE, CA -- 22 January, 2002 -- Image Comics has announced that it will

offer Tomb Raider 1/2 FREE to all retailers as the publisher's contribution

to the upcoming Free Comic Book Day event. Image will absorb the printing

costs of the comic, so retailers will only pay shipping charges for their

usual order.

"But there are a couple of caveats," said Image VP/Publisher, Jim Valentino.

"One, we are printing a limited supply and two, we will not be offering a


Valentino said that if retailers are to give these books away, he felt Image

should give them to retailers, adding, "It only seems fair." He also noted

that it was his hope retailers would be inspired to advertise the event


Valentino concluded by stating, "Let's not let another golden opportunity

pass us by, regardless of what any naysayers may say. This is the first time

in comics history publishers, distributors, retailers, fans and creators can

do something positive together. Let's roll up our sleeves and really work to

make this event as successful as possible."

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