December 31, 1969

Soule and Podesta Return To the Stage With 27 Backup Story & Second Miniseries

CA – 4 July 2011 – Image Comics and Shadowline recently announced that
27, the first story arc of the sell out miniseries by writer Charles
Soule (Strongman) and artist Renzo Podesta, will be followed by a second
story arc. The second arc, 27: SECOND SET, will include more mysteries
of rock and roll history, more of those talented and famous musicians
that become legend, and more untimely deaths!

FIRST SET has wrapped up and is already on sale. This first collection
includes issues 1-4 as well as a new 12-page backup story called
â“Crossroad Blues.â€

thrilled to bring readers more of this excellent comic,†said
Shadowline Publisher and Image founder Jim Valentino. â“Everything about
this book, from Scott Forbe’s gorgeous covers, Renzo Podesta’s edgy
interior art, and Charles Soule’s dark twists about the mysteries of
rock and roll legend spells great storytelling. This book has it all!â€

only does the first volume include new material, but as a show of
appreciation to fans, Charles Soule hid a puzzle contest within the
pages of the first miniseries story arc. The first person to solve the
puzzle will win a plane ticket to this year’s San Diego Comic Con!

I know a ton of people have been working on it, I may have made it too
tricky, because no one has actually solved the puzzle yet!†explained
Soule. â“So, I decided to change up the rules just a bit - after all, I
do want someone
win. I put the answer to the puzzle into the 27: FIRST SET trade - it’s
right there in the back, in plain English. The solution involves doing a
certain thing, and anyone who picks up the trade and does that thing
within a week after the book hits shelves will be entered into a drawing
for the plane ticket. It’s open to everyone, and I hope plenty of
people give it a shot!â€

27: FIRST SET TP (APR110417), a 136-page Golden Age size full color trade paperback, is on sale now for $16.99. 27: SECOND SET #1 (JUL110437),
a 32 page full color comic book for $3.99, is available to order in the
July edition of the Diamond Previews catalog, and goes on sale in
September. For more information about Charles Soule, the 27 series, and
the puzzle contest, visit http://charlessoule.wordpress.com or follow him on Twitter @charlessoule.