Jack Avarice IS The Courier Launches Today
Official Press Release
All-new miniseries created by rising star Chris Madden
San Diego, CA (November 2, 2011) — IDW Publishing is pleased to announce the launch of JACK AVARICE IS THE COURIER, an exciting month-long, weekly comic series releasing during the five Wednesday month of November. This miniseries is created, written, drawn, and lettered by the remarkable Chris Madden, the artist on the upcoming Danger Girl: Revolver series. Starting today, a new issue of JACK AVARICE IS THE COURIER is being released weekly on all five Wednesdays of this month.
“The term ‘real deal’ is used so often, it’s almost become cliché,” said editor Tom Waltz. “But, in the case of Chris Madden and his debut comic series JACK AVARICE IS THE COURIER, the term couldn’t be more apropos. Chris does it all in this series—writing, artwork, design… even letters! And he does it all in amazing fashion, producing an old school, kick-butt action romp filled with explosions, hilarious one-liners, sexy ladies and manly men, and twists and turns a’plenty. This is comic book making at its finest!”
This debut issue, now available in comic stores throughout North America, kicks off the series with the story of Jack Avarice, a down-on-his-luck kid who dreams of a life like the movies. His world is about to change when he’s recruited by the secretive agency called Courier and is dumped head-first into the world of international spying.
Each issue of this explosive miniseries will take Jack on an exhilarating new adventure, where he’ll discover that the reality of spycraft is far deadlier than any movie he could imagine. Spies, voodoo magic, deadly beauties, high-caliber thrills, and high-octane destruction, JACK AVARICE IS THE COURIER has it all. Readers are encouraged to contact their local retailers about the special variant Madden sketch cover.
For more information, be sure to visit the official JACK AVARICE IS THE COURIER website at http://jackavarice.blogspot.com/
JACK AVARICE IS THE COURIER #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) is now available in stores. Diamond order code: SEPT11 0253.
JACK AVARICE IS THE COURIER #2 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores on November 9, 2011. Diamond order code: SEPT11 0255.
JACK AVARICE IS THE COURIER #3 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores on November 16, 2011. Diamond order code: SEPT11 0257.
JACK AVARICE IS THE COURIER #4 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores on November 23, 2011. Diamond order code: SEPT11 0259.
JACK AVARICE IS THE COURIER #5 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores on November 30, 2011. Diamond order code: SEPT11 0261.
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IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Toho’s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.
IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.