Tokyopop announces PSY-COMM

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Psy-Comm Predicts that the Revolution Will be Televised

Comic-Con-San Diego, CA (July 2005) – TOKYOPOP, America's number one graphic novel publisher and Leader of the Manga Revolution, is psyched to announce the debut of Psy-Comm. Creators Jason Henderson (Sword of Dracula), Tony Salvaggio and Rising Stars of Manga artist Shane Granger team up to give fans a precognitive look into the corporate sponsored wars of tomorrow where genetically altered combatants are treated like celebrities. For fans of science fiction combat and super powered humans Psy-Comm promises to be a unique hybrid combining the best elements of both genres.

In the not-too-distant future, sovereign nations have been replaced by corporate city-states. War is entertainment and the stars are psychic commandos, known as "Psy-Comms." Trained from an early age, these gifted soldiers have honed their abilities to lethal perfection. In the corp-state of Electromedia, a young man named Mark Leit is destined to become the greatest Psy-Comm of all time. But a tragedy from his past, and a desire for redemption, will cause Mark to abandon everything for which his life has stood. In the eyes of his partner and best friend, Mark's decision will be the ultimate act of betrayal.

"I'm personally really excited about Psy-Comm, " says TOKYOPOP editor Bryce Coleman. "It's a cool new manga property on an epic scale. "

Creator Jason Henderson echoes the excitement. "I've been thrilled that this project is getting the attention it has; we even got called out in Time Magazine 2005 comics preview…we all have high hopes for the book."

Psy-Comm will be available at bookstores everywhere in November 2005.

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® 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 for additional information.

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