GRIMES, Iowa, July 26, 2012 – Following its announcement at Anime Expo 2012, Right Stuf, Inc. is pleased to announce that fans can now pre-order PSY-COMM, Vol. 3 exclusively through RightStuf.com. This latest volume of the series is available through a special arrangement with creators Jason Henderson and Tony Salvaggio andTOKYOPOP, and this marks the first time the third volume will be available in printed, book form.
Psy-Comm, Vol. 3 will be available in August 2012, via the Right Stuf On Demand program, and for a limited time, fans can pre-order this volume for $10.99 per copy at http://stuf.it/psycomm3. (This is a savings of more than 30% off the $15.99 SRP.)
Shawne Kleckner, Right Stuf’s president and CEO, said, “We’re excited to work with Jason and Tony to release this final installment of Psy-Comm’s current story arc in book form. We know it was a long wait, and we’re glad we can make this happen for them and the series’ fans!”
“After leaving fans with a cliffhanger in Book 2, I am extremely excited to finally be able to bring Book 3 into hands of everyone who has been waiting so patiently. The world of Psy-Comm has been one of my favorites to explore, and we’ve worked with some amazing people to put this out. Thanks to the fans, artists, Right Stuf, and everyone at TOKYOPOP, past present and future, for the opportunity to bring the trilogy to a close,” said Tony Salvaggio.
“This is it, folks: In a future where teen psychics are forced to fight by megacorporations, two young people make a desperate escape, and now it’s payback time. That’s the stuff of dreams. I love the Psy-comm universe and can’t wait to see how people react to the surprises in Book 3,” added Jason Henderson.
TOKYOPOP founder Stu Levy said, “I am thrilled that Psy-Comm’s action-packed series finale will be available to fans. Much thanks to the Right Stuf, and of course to Tony and Jason, for their teamwork to make this long-awaited publication happen!”
The third volume of Psy-Comm was created and written by Jason Henderson and Tony Salvaggio and illustrated by Ramanda Karmaga, with inks by Jeremy Freeman and tones by Chi Wang. The first two volumes are currently available in graphic novel form.
Psy-Comm began its life as a series Henderson and Salvaggio wanted to read, themselves, and its fusion of futuristic satire and action is inspired by influences as diverse as Robocop, the Blue Öyster Cult song “Veteran of the Psychic Wars,” and the works of both manga masters (Katsuhiro Otomo, Masamune Shirow) and veteran authors (Ben Dunn, Tim Eldred and Adam Warren). The series was released in multiple countries, including the United Kingdom, Turkey, Croatia, Japan and China.
Following the initial publication of Psy-Comm, Henderson and Salvaggio re-teamed for the steampunk-themed workClockwerx (available internationally from Humanoids Publishing), as well as the ongoing Castle Dracula Podcast.
Henderson is a writer of both novels and comic series, and the third book of his Alex Van Helsing young-adult novel series was released in July 2012 by HarperCollins.
A former manga columnist for the Comic Book Resources site, Salvaggio recently had his first prose short story published in the third book of the Fables for Japan anthology. He is also the bassist and vocalist for the band Deserts of Mars.
Visit www.facebook.com/PsyCommbook for more about Psy-Comm and its creators’ other projects.
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Currently celebrating its 25th year in business, Right Stuf, Inc. was one of the first players in the U.S. Japanese Animation ("anime") industry, as both an anime producer/distributor and a retailer. Right Stuf works to promote knowledge of its own products, as well as the anime and manga industry, in general, through its online storefront at RightStuf.com and a variety of media, including podcasts and special publications. For more about Right Stuf and its divisions, visit www.rightstuf.com.
Founded in 1997 by filmmaker and entrepreneur Stu Levy, media manga pioneer TOKYOPOP established the market for manga in North America, introducing the term to the English language in the process. Over its history, TOKYOPOP has published over 3000 books, distributed anime and Asian films on home video and television, licensed merchandise to consumer goods companies, created graphic novels of major brands and led the way digitally in social media, e-commerce and user-generated content. TOKYOPOP’s brand expanded internationally with offices in Europe and Japan and a network of over 160 partners in more than 50 countries and 30 languages. Through TOKYOPOP, Levy has produced live-action and animated film and television content based on its extensive intellectual property library, including Priest, America’s Greatest Otaku, Van Von Hunter, and a slate of projects currently in development. Visit TOKYOPOP’s Asian Pop Culture newsletter atwww.facebook.com/tokyopop or follow at www.twitter.com/tokyopop.