UPDATED REMINDER: NOW Comics 3.0 -- The Return of an Innovative Company, Fan Favorite Titles
Almost a decade after the demise of NOW Entertainment Corporation, Founder
Tony C. Caputo is relaunching NOW Comics as NOW Comics 3.0, a new
corporation with a fresh outlook, new ideas, and new titles expected later this
The first title to ship will be the 400-page Ralph Snart
Adventures TP, with a new, wraparound cover by creator Marc Hansen.
Solicited in the August Previews for shipping on October 3, this
collection will retail for just $24.95US ($34.95CAN), and will include the
majority of Hansen's Ralph Snart issues from 1986-94. Furthermore, NOW
3.0 will offer a Previews Exclusive hardcover edition of the trade.
Featuring gold foil and a "Back from the Dead" wraparound cover by Hansen, each
copy will be signed and numbered by the creator, and is scheduled to arrive in
stores at the end of October -- just in time for Halloween!
NOW 3.0 has announced plans for 128-page Vespers GN by Caputo, as well as
a Fright Night GN by Caputo and Neil Vokes.
After launching in
late 1985, NOW Comics introduced its first title, Ralph Snart Adventures,
in May 1986. The company went on to become NOW Entertainment Corporation in
1991, before closing its doors in late 1994.
NOW produced almost 1,000
publications from 1986 to 1994, including Vector (one of the world's
first computer generated, color comic book) and the fan-favorite Ralph Snart
Adventures, as well as those based on popular licenses such as Speed
Racer, Astro Boy, The Terminator, The Real
Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Fright Night, Married...With
Children, Twilight Zone, The Green Hornet, and Mr. T. and
the T Force.
"I believe our licensed titles are one of the main
reasons for a slow resurgence of interest from fans," said Caputo. "We produced
highly recognized characters that still live in various media and pop culture,
and they were distributed to the [specialty and mainstream markets] for almost a
In regards to why he was bringing NOW back, Caputo said, "Since
my adventure with NOW Comics, I've helped three friends with their Internet
ventures. There's a lot to be said about experience. Oscar Wilde once called
experience the name everyone gives to their mistakes."
Look for NOW
Comics 3.0's Ralph Snart Adventures TP in the August
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