NEWS RELEASE - For Immediate Release
Rob Hanes Adventures #17 to Debut at San Diego Comic-Con
One of Several New Titles from WCG Newly Released
In addition to this all-new tissue, WCG will release at the show Rob Hanes Adventures: Special Edition #2, a collection of early, previously unpublished stories from the series (announced here), Another recent issue of the series, #16, will also be available, having debuted just a few months earlier at WonderCon (announced here). All back issues of the series—including two trade paperbacks of additional unreprinted material—will also be available at the booth.
Through Rob Hanes Adventures is primarily an action-adventure series about a globetrotting troubleshooter and private investigator for Justice International, issue 17 features TWO complete stories that take place entirely in the U.S., in the character’s home base of New York City. In “Wilde Childe,” Rob is hired as security for a high-profile painting owned by a spoiled millionaire heiress and, when the expensive work of art is stolen during a fundraising exhibition, Rob soon comes to suspect the heiress’ petulant fiancé for being responsible for the theft.
Then, in an offbeat departure for the series, the second story, “Silent Partner,” features an adventure told entirely in pictures, with no dialogue.
“I’ve always wanted to see if I could pull off a story without dialogue, where the art completely carried the narrative,” said series creator Randy Reynaldo. “It’s not as easy as one would think!”
About Rob Hanes Adventures:
Inspired by classic adventure comic strips like Milton Caniff's Terry and the Pirates and Roy Crane's Buz Sawyer but set in the modern day—with dashes of light-hearted humor reminiscent of Will Eisner's Spirit—readers and fans have lauded Rob Hanes Adventures for recapturing the spirit of the classic adventure strip while updating it for modern day audiences.
Though themes and characters recur in the series, every issue of Rob Hanes Adventures is self-contained. The entire series remains in print, including 17 issues to date and two trade paperback collections of earlier work. For more information about the series, previews and to purchase back issues, visit the WCG Comics website at wcgcomics.com or facebook.com/rhadventures.
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BELOW: Sample pages (without word balloons) from Rob Hanes Adventures #17