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DIGITAL WEBBING PRESENTS Celebrates Its Superhero Issue in Eye-Popping Full-Color!
HAVERHILL, MA, September 8, 2004 – Long a mainstay of the independent black-and-white comics scene, DIGITAL WEBBING PRESENTS blasts off into full-color, with an issue jam-packed with super-hero action!
Starting the book is “The Last Paladin,” by Ian Ascher and Mahmud Asrar (Image’s SMALL GODS). When fate steps in the path of E.R. doctor Zack Machin one stormy night, he discovers he has to take His Hippocratic oath one step further.
“It’s a super-hero concept at its core, explained Ascher,” but has elements of both fantasy and science fiction in there as well. But this isn’t just a big long slugfest – by the last page you should have a good feel for our hero and where he’s headed.”
Ascher had high praise for his collaborator. “Working with Mahmud was great. He has some amazing skills and we just seemed to click on everything with this project. He adapted my script perfectly.”
Next up is “Klik-Boom: Exterminators,” by Ron Phillips and Ryan “Wya” Ottley (Image’s INVINCIBLE). It’s the story of two ex-mobsters who’ve been transformed into living blue Jell-O™,” explains writer Phillips. “Since even blue Jell-O™ people need to make a living, they become exterminators to pay the rent.”
“They’re ex-mobsters made of blue Jell-O™. What could be more fun than that?” asks Phillips. “And the art is wonderful. Wya has got a fantastic instinct for drawing exaggerated characters fueled with visual humor. Wya gave Klik, Boom and the rest of the cast a signature look!”
“I had fun playing with the characters,” said Ottley. “I just love the fact that these guys are made of blue Jell-O™ -- it makes me hungry just drawing them!”
Also featured is the third appearance of the popular hero The Revisionist in DIGITAL WEBBING PRESENTS. There’s a new hero in town called The Cicada, but there’s only room for one vigilante in the Revisionist’s city!
“The Revisionist: Broken Wings” arrives from creator/writer Chad Lambert, with the art team of penciller Jean-Paul Deshong and inker Jeremy Freeman – the same creative team bringing a long-awaited Revisionist feature and mini-series to Digital Webbing in 2005.
“I'm very excited to finally have a creative team in place," said Lambert. “Jeremy is getting some big-league work with Jason Henderson's manga title, so it looks like I snagged him at just the right time. His inks over JP's incredible pencils are a lethal combination.”
Filling out the rest of the issue is the return of Spook'd by Jeffery Stevenson and Seth Damoose and Just Another Wednesday by Ev Jameson and Justin Peterson. Look for the striking cover by Mahmud Asrar and Matt Webb.
DIGITAL WEBBING PRESENTS #20 32 pages, full color cover with color interiors, $3.50 US, $4.50 CAN) (ITEM NUMBER) is solicited in September’s Previews for a November release.
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The flagship title of Digital Webbing Press is DIGITAL WEBBING PRESENTS, an anthology of stories by both aspiring and established creators. Acclaimed titles such as SHADES OF BLUE, FREAKSHOW and THUNDERGOD have also been published under the Digital Webbing Press banner.