FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THUNDERGOD SHAKES THE WORLD IN A NEW TRADE PAPERBACK COLLECTION FROM ACCLAIMED AUTHOR CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN!

HAVERHILL, MA, October 1, 2003 - Held prisoner for 100 years while darkling races poisoned the Earth, Thor is free at last. Now, from Asgard to America, the nine worlds tremble with the return of the THUNDERGOD!

Featured in a "Spotlight On" listing in Diamond's October PREVIEWS, the THUNDERGOD trade paperback is by writer Christopher Golden (DOCTOR FATE, HELLBOY) and artist Albert Debnam, with a cover by Michael Avon Oeming (POWERS, BULLETPROOF MONK). It collects the mini-series originally published by Crusade Comics, and the final chapter from Caliber Press - over 100 pages of earth-shattering excitement!

"I've loved Norse mythology since I was a kid but, oddly enough, was never a big fan of the Marvel Comics version of Thor," reveals Golden. "Most recently, I played with Norse myths in the novel HELLBOY: THE BONES OF GIANTS. But my first crack at it was in the miniseries THUNDERGOD."

"THUNDERGOD is a modern day story," Golden continues. "Thor's been imprisoned for a century while the darkling races - disguised as Republican senators, tobacco company CEOs, and Columbian drug lords - did their best to ruin the world of man. Now, Thor is freed, and only he and his gorgeous wife Sif can see the truth. However, when they start doing something about it, all the rest of the world sees are terrorist murderers who are killing prominent citizens. Meanwhile, in Asgard, it's really hitting the fan!"

"It was a real guerilla publishing effort when we originally published the series. We had great pencils by Albert Debnam and a whole battalion of inkers, including the legendary Dick Giordano (BATMAN) and the soon-to-be legendary Eric Powell (THE GOON). I wanted to publish this with Ed Dukeshire and Digital Webbing Press to keep that guerrilla publishing feeling going. They do cool books, take risks, and really try to bring quality product to the market and spotlight new talent."

"Did I mention we have an amazing cover by Michael Avon Oeming, a fantastic talent and a wonderful guy? We're all very grateful to him for taking the time to do such a kickass piece."

THUNDERGOD (112 pages, full color cover, b/w interiors, $12.95 US) is solicited in October's PREVIEWS (OCT03 2368) for a December release.


About Digital Webbing
Digital Webbing (www.digitalwebbing.com), created by Ed Dukeshire, is the acclaimed source of comprehensive information on comic book-related websites. In addition to providing daily comic news and daily columns, DW is well known for its "talent engine" - matching writers with artists, both amateur and professional.

The flagship title of Digital Webbing Press is DIGITAL WEBBING PRESENTS, an anthology of stories by both aspiring and established creators. SHADES OF BLUE, FREAKSHOW and THUNDERGOD are amongst the newest titles published under the Digital Webbing Press banner.

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