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
"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."