FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 7, 2001

COMICS HELP AUCTION PREPARES FOR SECOND DAY

The Comics Help auction on eBay to benefit the Red Cross has kicked off to
tremendous results. With the first 15 items online for only a couple of
hours, bids are already taking off. So, with the rush of initial success in
mind, Oni Press is preparing for it's second day of auctioning.

People looking to go to the auction can either find it through eBay by
searching for the seller ID "comics help," or by visiting http://www.onipress.com/comicshelp which, in addition to having a link to
the eBay page, also contains a master list of the items waiting to go on the
auction block.

For Tuesday, October 9, 2001, the planned list of items to be made available
are as follows:

*Clerks The Lost Scene Kevin Smith - marker layouts by Phil Hester

Kevin Smith's Clerks The Lost Scene pencil and marker layout
for the entire 22 page issue by Phil Hester. 21 8 ½" x 11" pages, the first
is signed by Hester. This is extremely rare and the only art from the issue
that was available to the public.

*Crisis on Infinite Earths Limited Hardcover, Slipcase and Poster signed by
Marv Wolfman

DC Comics' Crisis on Infinite Earths Limited Edition
Hardcover. Dustjacet illustration by George Perez and Alex Ross. Comes with
a Slipcase and folded poster of cover. The book is signed by writer Marv
Wolfman with the inscription, "For all those who were so innocent - with
hopes for peace for all mankind."

*Greg Rucka - Critical Space hardcover signed.

A signed hardcover copy of Greg Rucka's newest novel
Critical Space, the latest in the Atticus Kodiak series. Published by
Bantam.

* Magic Pickle #1 cover painting by Scott Morse

Cover painting for Magic Pickle #1 by Scott Morse. Painting
is 9" x 13". Published by Oni Press

* Original art and Pistolwhip graphic novel by Matt Kindt

Signed copy of Pistolwhip graphic novel, published by Top
Shelf Productions, and an original color pin-up by Matt Kindt, with painted
color by Darlene Kindt. Pin-up is 11" x 17"

* Uncle Sam pin-up by Mike Miller

DC Comics' Uncle Sam black and white illustration by comics
artist Mike Miller. Pin-up is 11" x 17"

* Betty and Veronica pin-up and signed Archie comics by Dan Parent

Color marker pin-up illustration of Betty and Veronica by
Dan Parent. Pin-up is 11" x 13 ¼". Also includes 5 Sabrina and 4 Betty and
Veronica comics signed by Dan Parent.

* Venom and Hobgolin character designs by Jose Garibaldi

Marvel Comics' Venom and Hobgolin animation style drawings
by Jose Garibaldi, inked by Bill Halliar. Includes original pencilled and
inked versions, a color print out and a CD-ROM with the colored version.
Drawings are 11" x 8 ½"

* Hellspawn #9 comic and original script signed by Steve Niles

Image Comics' Hellspawn #9 and the original script for the
issue signed by writer Steve Niles.

* Beavis and Butthead color print by Rick Parker

Handcolored Beavis and Butthead print by Rick Parker. Print
is #13 out of #100 and measures 8 ½" x 11".

* Electric Girl graphic novel, comics and Blammo Doll by Michael Brennan

Electric Girl graphic novel, issues #5, #6 and #7 and a
Blammo doll. Graphic novel and comics signed by creator Michael Brennan.
Published by Mighty Gremlin.

* Mad Magazine Spy vs. Spy original strip by Peter Kuper

Mad Magazine Spy vs. Spy original art by Peter Kuper. Art is
19" x 13"

* House of Secrets comics, script, art, poster and more pack

House of Secrets - issues 1-5 and House of Secrets: Façade 1
&2; Memory: A Romance, a series of four story postcards written by Steve
Seagle and illustrated by Teddy Kristiansen for Denmark, not available in
the U.S.; an official House of Secrets poster; an original color guide from
House of Secrets hand colored by Bjarne Hansen; the original script for
House of Secrets: Façade #1; and a page of original art from House of
Secrets drawn by Kristiansen. All items signed by Steven T. Seagle.

* Batman and Superman color computer print by Sean Song

DC Comics' Batman and Superman color computer print by
Justice League storyboard artist Sean Song. Print is signed.

* Felix the Cat doll and comics signed by creators

16" tall Felix the Cat plush doll by A&A Plush Inc. and four
Felix comics signed by publisher Don Oriolo and members of the creative
team.

* 100 Graphic Novels for Public Libraries and The 101 Best Graphic Novels
signed

100 Graphic Novels for Public Libraries and 101 Best Graphic
Novels Hardcover both signed by writer Stephen Weiner

* Limited and Holographic Malibu Ultraverse Comics

Limited Edition Holographic cover editions of Prototype #1, Hardcase #1,
Exiles #1, Ultraforce #1, Mantra #1, Prime #1 and Freex #1-all part of the
Malibu Ultraverse line. Donated by Mark Bourne.

Special thanks once again go to all the artists, writers, and publishers who
have donated, to the members of

Jinxworld and World Famous Comics, GrayHavenMagazine.com, and Komikwerks.com
for being our

partners in this and really getting this auction going. And, of course, the
promotional outlets, retailers, and

bidders who have contributed an invaluable service in making sure it's
successful.

For more information or artwork, contact:

Oni Press

6336 SE Milwaukie Ave., PMB30

Portland, OR 97202

Phn: (503)233-1377

Fax: (503)233-1477

e-mail: comicshelp@onipress.com



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Jeff Mason
Publisher
Alternative Comics
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Jeff Mason - Publisher
Alternative Comics

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