Existence 2.0

2.0 is a fantastic version. It means that all the kinks from 1.0, or the original version, have been ironed out, and you presumably have a leaner and more efficient product. Who says that the specification should apply only to technology though? In a new series by writer Nick Spencer and illustrator Ronald Salas, self-absorbed physicist Sylvester Baladine finds his consciousness transferred into the body of the hitman who murdered him. That's all good and well, but when he realizes that the people that hired said hitman to kill him take his daughter, well, he has to learn some assassin skills real quick. Existence 2.0 is pretty much about second chances, as Sylvester is given a new lease on life to reconnect with the person most important to him. The 32-page book will sell for $3.50 and will be in stores July 1st, 2009. Full press release after the jump. PRESS RELEASE - LIVE AGAIN AFTER DEATH THIS JULY IN THE UPCOMING EXISTENCE 2.0! Science fiction and noir crime combine like never before in July's EXISTENCE 2.0! 6 May 2009 (Berkeley, CA) - This July writer Nick Spencer and illustrator Ronald Salas give one man the chance to start life anew after dying in the science fiction romp, EXISTENCE 2.0. "I brought this book to Image, because in all my years of reading comics I've never quite seen anything like it," Image Comics Vice-President Jim Valentino said. "The way Nick and Ron combine the standard tropes of crime and science fiction to create something wholly new blew me away. It's a comic I had to read and I couldn't be happier to publish it." EXISTENCE 2.0 begins moments after self-absorbed physicist Sylvester Baladine finds his consciousness transferred into the body of the hitman who murdered him. Settling into his anonymous new life in a younger, better looking body, Sylvester is pretty content until he discovers that the very people who plotted his assassination have kidnapped the one person he treasured most in his old life - his daughter. With only limited time before she dies, Sylvester must dig up and face the past he was happy to bury and figure out who tried to kill him and why they want his daughter, inadvertently making himself a target once more. EXISTENCE 2.0 (MAY090303), a 32-page full color series for $3.50, will be in stores July 1st, 2009. Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. There are currently five partners in Image Comics (Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently divided into four major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, and Image Central). Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor, and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. Visit www.imagecomics.com.