FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
IMAGE COMICS AND DYNAMIC FORCES PRESENT HELLSHOCK: THE DEFINITIVE
Jae Lee's classic saga finally completed and collected
For years, HELLSHOCK, the first creator-owned
project from superstar Jae Lee and one of the most popular
and highly acclaimed comic-book projects
of the nineties, has remained unfinished. Now, as retailers
are preparing to turn in their July orders, DF and Image
present the complete work
by Jae Lee in one definitive collection.
Dynamic Forces and Image Comics are proud to announce that this great
unfinished series will finally be completed -- and collected for the
first time -- in one volume: HELLSHOCK: THE DEFINITIVE EDITION!
This 144-page trade paperback edition, will reprint issues 1-3 of the
original HELLSHOCK, by Jae Lee and color artists June Chung and Jose
Villarrubia. In addition, this volume will include a brand-new twenty-two
page CONCLUSION by Lee! Also included are another twenty-two pages of
original unpublished material: the alternate beginning to HELLSHOCK!
HELLSHOCK: THE DEFINITIVE EDITION will also include a new introduction
by comics great Jim Lee (Batman; X-Men; WildC.A.T.s), a cover gallery,
unpublished sketches and art, and a new afterword by Jae Lee describing
the creative process that led to HELLSHOCK. The trade paperback will
retail for just $19.99
HELLSHOCK creator Jae Lee is elated to finally have the book completed
and in one place.
"HELLSHOCK is my baby. I've been nurturing it all these years,” says
Jae Lee. “And now it's finally ready."
Dynamic Forces president Nick Barrucci is proud to have helped bring
HELLSHOCK back to comic- reading audiences.
"Jae is not only a top talent in this business, but he’s
also a close personal friend," says Barrucci. "Working with
him on this project, and presenting a completed HELLSHOCK
to the fans has been a truly rewarding experience."
For the discerning collector, DF and Image are presenting a hardbound
edition of the HELLSHOCK: THE DEFINITIVE EDITION. Featuring all the great
story and extras from the regular edition, this limited-run hardcover
collection will feature a foil-stamped logo, under a perfect-hardcover
binding, and will instantly become the pride of your library, all for
Also available is a signed and re-marked edition with an original HAND-DRAWN
HELLSHOCK SKETCH. This special volume will retail for $149.95.
HELLSHOCK tells the saga of an enigmatic stranger who believes himself
to be an angelic presence not of this earth, gifted with the powers of
GOD. In the confines of a psychiatric hospital, he reveals himself to
a suicidal young woman. Is she being seduced into a cult -- or is she
bearing witness to a miracle?
HELLSHOCK: THE DEFINITIVE EDITION is solicited in the May 2005 issue
of Diamond PREVIEWS, and will be in stores July 27.