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IDW and Charlie Foxtrot Entertainment Launch Code Word: Geronimo Graphic Novel

Official Press Release

IDW and Charlie Foxtrot Entertainment Launch
Code Word: Geronimo Graphic Novel

In-depth retelling of the SEAL Team 6 raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound

“Engrossing” – the Associated Press

Now available in stores

[Codeword: Geronimo front cover]San Diego, CA (October 12, 2011)—IDW Publishing and Charlie Foxtrot Entertainment have the honor of launching CODE WORD: GERONIMO, an original graphic novel illustrating the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound by SEAL Team 6 on May 1, 2011. Expertly written by military insider Captain Dale Dye (USMC, Ret.) and Dr. Julia Dye, Ph.D., CODE WORD: GERONIMO offers the amazing, moment-by-moment inside story of the clandestine raid that rid the world of this terrorist mastermind.

“We thought the graphic novel just might be the best early venue to keep young people’s attention focused on this outstanding mission,” said Dye. “Julia and I wanted to find a way to shine some well-deserved light on the men and women in both the intelligence and special operations communities that worked so hard to make it happen.”

This historic tribute details the bravery and valor of SEAL Team 6 as it descends into Abbottabad, Pakistan and achieves the near impossible. Joining the Dyes to bring this incredible graphic novel to life are artists Gerry Kissell (The A-Team: War Stories, Iron Sky) [Codeword Geronimo back cover]and Amin Amat (Buckaroo Banzai, Iron Sky). John M. Del Vecchio, decorated Vietnam veteran and best-selling author of the The 13th Valley, also provides afterword material. A portion of the proceeds from CODE WORD: GERONIMO will be donated to the American Veterans Center, a charity supporting military veterans.

“I couldn’t be more ecstatic to have Code Word: Geronimo out to stores and in readers’ hands,” said editor Tom Waltz. “It’s been an incredible journey with this graphic novel — from its initial conception to its release — and I’ve been proud to be a part of the process every step of the way, to include the opportunity now to share it with the rest of the world. I truly believe this is a special book.”

Following an exceptional career in the United States Marine Corps, Captain Dye is now best known as the military advisor to Hollywood for his work on over seventy films, from Platoon to Saving Private Ryan, and Band Of Brothers to The Pacific. Captain Dye is also the acclaimed author of many novels, including Outrage and Laos File.

CODE WORD: GERONIMO ($15.99, hardcover, full color, 88 pages) is now available in comic and book stores throughout.  ISBN: 978-1-61377-097-9

Find out more at www.CodeWordGeronimo.com.

About IDW Publishing
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.

About Charlie Foxtrot Entertainment
Charlie Foxtrot Entertainment, LLC (CFE) is a military-based entertainment company that is “inspired by heroes.” It is engaged in the business of financing, producing and licensing, movies, documentaries, books, graphic novels, video games, music and merchandise–from its library of currently owned, and to-be-acquired, military oriented intellectual properties. CFE’s best-selling books and critically-acclaimed graphic novels provide a base for the development of its film and TV productions. The company takes great pride in the fact that all of its members are veterans of the U.S military—this provides CFE with a unique and authentic insight few others can achieve. More information about the company and its principals can be found at www.charliefoxtrotfilms.com.

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IDW and Charlie Foxtrot Entertainment Announce Code Word: Geronimo Graphic Novel

Official Press Release

IDW and Charlie Foxtrot Entertainment Announce Code Word: Geronimo Graphic Novel 

In-depth retelling of the SEAL Team 6 raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound

Available in September

Based on true events of the mission and written by Captain Dale Dye (USMC, Ret)

[Code Word Geronimo Cover]San Diego, CA (July 22, 2011) – IDW Publishing and Charlie Foxtrot Entertainment today have the honor of announcing CODE WORD: GERONIMO, an original graphic novel illustrating the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound by SEAL Team 6 on May 1, 2011. Expertly written by Captain Dale Dye (USMC, Ret.) and Dr. Julia Dye, Ph.D., CODE WORD: GERONIMO offers the amazing, moment-by-moment inside story of the clandestine raid that rid the world of this terrorist mastermind.
“Due to entirely appropriate security concerns, there is some creative license in our script,” said Captain Dye. “But I think readers will be gratified with the detail and thrilled with our take on one of the most daring and successful commando raids in American military history.”
This historical keepsake details the bravery and valor of SEAL Team 6 as it descends into Abbottabad, Pakistan and achieves the near impossible. Joining the Dyes to bring this incredible graphic novel to life are artists Gerry Kissell (The A-Team: War Stories, Iron Sky) and Amin Amat (Buckaroo Banzai, Iron Sky). John M. Del Vecchio, decorated Vietnam veteran and best-selling author of the The 13th Valley, will also provide afterword material. A portion of the proceeds from CODE WORD: GERONIMO will be donated to a charity supporting military service members.
“I have worked for many years now with Charlie Foxtrot Entertainment on a number of successful projects,” said Tom Waltz, IDW editor, former Marine and Desert Storm I veteran. “But none of those compare to the excitement and pride I have for CODE WORD: GERONIMO. The Dyes have put together a fantastic script detailing the heroically dangerous raid by SEAL Team 6 against Public Enemy Number One, Osama Bin Laden, and I firmly believe you won’t get a more accurate account of this pivotal moment in history unless it is told by the SEAL team members themselves.”
Following an exceptional career in the United States Marine Corps, Captain Dye is now best known as the military advisor to Hollywood for his work on over seventy films, from Platoon to Saving Private Ryan, and Band Of Brothers to The Pacific. Captain Dye is also the acclaimed author of many novels, including Outrage and Laos File.
CODE WORD: GERONIMO ($15.99, hardcover, full color, 88 pages) will be available in stores throughout North America on September 6, 2011.  ISBN: 978-1-61377-097-9
About IDW Publishing
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; and is the print publisher for EA Comics.
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.
About Charlie Foxtrot Entertainment
Charlie Foxtrot Entertainment, LLC (CFE) is a military-based entertainment company that is “inspired by heroes.” It is engaged in the business of financing, producing and licensing, movies, documentaries, books, graphic novels, video games, music and merchandise–from its library of currently owned, and to-be-acquired, military oriented intellectual properties. CFE’s best-selling books and critically-acclaimed graphic novels provide a base for the development of its film and TV productions. The company takes great pride in the fact that all of its members are veterans of the U.S military—this provides CFE with a unique and authentic insight few others can achieve. More information about the company and its principals can be found at www.charliefoxtrotfilms.com.