Tokyopop Announces War on Flesh

Jul 1st 2005
Be Warned: The War on Flesh Begins this Fall

This September TOKYOPOP Reminds Readers that Children Shouldn't Play
with Dead Things

Los Angeles, CA (July 1, 2005) - TOKYOPOP, America's number one graphic
novel publisher and leader of the Manga Revolution, calls for fans to
bring out their dead this fall with War on Flesh! Comic industry blue
bloods, writers Justin Boring (alumnus of the legendary Kubert School)
and Greg Hildebrandt (the son and nephew of the illustrious Brothers
Hildebrandt) join artist Tim Smith 3 (Marvel, DC, Archie, Devil's Due)
to spin a tale most grim. Chock-full of voodoo, murky spirituality and
bloody sacrifices War on Flesh is an epic of titanic malevolence versus
selfless heroism.

In the deepest bayous of Louisiana, an ancient voodoo curse releases
the
War on Flesh--a hellish plague of voracious Ew Chott hornets that
reanimates the dead. This undead army spreads the plague by ripping the
heart out of living creatures in order to make room for a Black Heart
Hive. Collected souls bestow energy upon the villain who unleashed the
curse, giving him unlimited power. A disparate group of five salty
mavericks must set aside their differences and form an uneasy alliance
destined to destroy the onslaught of massing evil.

TOKYOPOP series senior editor Aaron Suhr remarked, "This isn't your
typical, formulaic zombie fare. It's got creepy voodoo magic and
mystery, and crazy, fast-paced action. These undead minions aren't
dragging their feet in search of a brainy snack, they're angry undead
warriors out for blood! And Tim's art style is perfectly suited for
such
a dark and gritty tale. War On Flesh is some good eatin'--I mean
reading."

The first volume of War on Flesh will be available in bookstores
everywhere in September 2005.

About TOKYOPOP(r)

As the largest English-language publisher of manga in the world,
TOKYOPOP is hailed as a leading youth-oriented entertainment brand.
TOKYOPOP's innovative product extensions include its pioneering
Cine-Manga(r) book format, which features colorful flavors of pop
culture's hottest films, television shows and music videos. The company
has expanded its property reach beyond publishing-TOKYOPOP's television
series have been broadcast in the United States on Cartoon Network,
Showtime and G4Media, and are released on DVD, with consumer products
available at all major retail outlets. The company's global reach has
recently expanded to Europe, with new offices in the UK and Germany, in
addition to its Los Angeles and Tokyo operations. With nearly 28
million
books in print, TOKYOPOP's award-winning catalogue of licensed and
original properties features more than 200,000 pages of manga compiled
over nearly 1,000 manga volumes. Visit www.TOKYOPOP.com
> for additional information.

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