Stephen Colbert To Appear At New York Comic Con

Mon, January 29th, 2007 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

Oni Press is elated to announce that Stephen Colbert, the Emmy Award-winning host of Comedy Central's Colbert Report, will be making an appearance at the New York Comic-Con in support of the new comic book miniseries, Stephen Colbert's Tek Jansen. Based on Colbert's self-published, but undistributed, science fiction epic, Alpha Squad 7: Lady Nocturne: A Tek Jansen Adventure and the inspiration for the series of Tek Jansen animated shorts on The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert's Tek Jansen is a five-issue miniseries set to arrive in comic shops everywhere this March. To help promote this launch, Mr. Colbert will be signing at the New York Comic-Con on Friday, February 23rd at 4:30 PM.

"We are so excited about Tek Jansen's comic book debut!" exclaimed Oni Press founder and publisher Joe Nozemack. "Mr. Colbert and the rest of the BusBoy Productions staff have been so supportive and encouraging during the development of this project. We're proud to be working with such a talented array of people and we're delighted Mr. Colbert will be joining us at the New York Comic-Con."

Oni Press, Inc., one of the premiere independent publishers of comics and graphic novels will also be setup at Booth #353. There, they will host a plethora of additional comic creator signings, portfolio reviews, and previews of some of the exciting projects coming later in the year from the publisher.

"The New York Comic-Con is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated pop culture events of the year and all of us at Oni Press are thrilled to be adding to that buzz with this appearance by one of the most beloved personalities on television," concluded Nozemack. "Stephen Colbert has already changed punditry forever and comic book science fiction is next!"

Stephen Colbert's Tek Jansen #1 (of 5) is a full color, 32-page comic book that retails for $3.99 US. It is written by John Layman and Tom Peyer with Jim Massey and illustrated by Scott Chantler with others. The first issue features a special 1-in-4 variant cover by Astonishing X-Men artist John Cassaday and it arrives in comic shops everywhere this March!

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