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February 24, 2005

Letters to the editor - GrimJack: Killer Instinct #2

Feel free to submit your letters and comments on GrimJack: Killer Instinct #2 here.

Please note that any and all letters posted here may be used for print publication, unless specifically requested not to.

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External Reviews - GrimJack: Killer Instinct #2

The Cyn-Times asks its readers that, if it should encounter any reviews of GrimJack: Killer Instinct #2 in any out of the way dimensions, to post their locations below.

Thank You - The Editors

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NEW- TOURISTS GUIDE TO CYNOSURE!

CYNOSURE (ADP)- The Cynosure Chambers of Commerce in affiliation with Eternity Transit has published WELCOME TO CYNOSURE: A TOURISTS GUIDE TO THE CITY.

To bookmark the site, set Transdimensional Multiphase Inversion key to:
www.trumanstudio.citymax.com/page/page/1765828.htm

Thank you for visiting Cynosure and Grimjack.com.

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February 23, 2005

Letters to the editor - GrimJack: Killer Instinct #1

Feel free to submit your letters and comments on GrimJack: Killer Instinct #1 here. You may also use this space for commentary on The Legend of GrimJack #1.

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External Reviews - GrimJack: Killer Instinct #1

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Thank You - The Management

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Paperback Reader gives GrimJack: Killer Instinct #1 an A!

Paperback Reader : Review of Grimjack: Killer Instinct #1

Scott Nelson writes: "I haven't read a Grimjack book in probably 8 years. Of course, even back then the handfull of books I'd read were already older back issues that I'd stumbled across. Well, Grimjack's back! And the first issue of this new series will not disappoint."

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February 21, 2005

GRIMJACK ARTIST TRUMAN LAUNCHES NEW ART SITE

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CYNOSURE (ADP)- The Transdimensional Police and Bureau of Criminal Thought are investigating reports that artist Timothy Truman has launched a new website, the TrumanStudio (http://www.trumanstudio.Citymax.com).

"If we find the son of a lupoo we'll shoot him down in the streets like a... a... well, like a lupoo!" frothed Minister of Police Honus Seffington (looking elegant in his chiffon greatcoat and freshly applied temporary cheek tatoos).

"There's no reason, really," his aide, Sgt. Roscoe Shumacher, continued. Roscoe took a long drag from a cheap cigarette and thumbed the safety of his Grell 110XL. "It's just what we do."

Interest in the site has been high. Reportedly, the cyberstructure is packed with art and artifacts from across the Cynoverse, including new, unseen GRIMJACK art. "Our sources say that, all told, there might be as many as four galleries full of artwork in the joint" said Sgt. Schumacher. "The sick, perverted bastard. It's enough to make ya puke."

Despite repeated telepathic requests for a comment, officials from the Bureau of Criminal Thought remain silent on the matter-- lending credence to belief that the mysterious agency might somehow be involved with the site.

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February 16, 2005

CBR Pipeline reviews Legend Of GrimJack #1

Comic Book Resources - Comic Book News, Reviews and Commentary - Updated Daily!

Augie DeBlieck Jr. writes "I am new to GRIMJACK.... Based on SUICIDE SQUAD, THE SPECTRE, and THE KENTS, I eagerly gave Ostrander a chance with his own character. Happily, it didn't take long to be drawn into the world and made an instant fan."

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February 14, 2005

TEAM GRIMJACK Lancaster report!

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Timothy Truman and John Ostrander had a great time Saturday, February 12th with Joe Miller, staff, and fans at the Comic Store in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

"Thanks to everyone who showed up," says Truman. "It was a great weekend. We signed hundreds of books, and John and I had a lot of fun seeing old friends and meeting new GrimJack fans."

While in Cynosure, visit John and Tim at:
http://www.JohnOstrander.net
and
http://www.TTruman.com!

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(Photos by Ron Good of the Lancaster Cartooning Guild.)

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February 11, 2005

More howls of appreciation

Tom the Dog's You Know What I Like?: COMICS

Tom The Dog writes: "WOOHOOOO!!! John Gaunt is back. I loved seeing all three of them back in action -- Gaunt along with creators John Ostrander and Timothy Truman.... And then there's the sheer density of the plot. The Arena, Dancer's Rebellion, Roscoe, MacCabre, the Trans-Dimensional Police, BlacJacMac, Mayfair, Cadre, the Demon Wars, Sphinx, Crayne, and of course the city of Cynosure itself -- you don't need to have a working knowledge of all those characters and events to get full enjoyment out of this issue, but it certainly helps.... Well, I do have full knowledge of it all. And I loved this issue. Great, hard-boiled writing from Ostrander, featuring typical John Gaunt tunnel vision getting his friends hurt (so that's how Roscoe lost his eye!), and beautiful Truman art, featuring his usual crazily inventive characters and fashions (ah, lizard-men with starburst makeup/tattoos around your eyes! How I've missed you!)... I can't go back to a world without Grimjack. I won't!!"

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February 10, 2005

Ostrander interviewed at Silver Bullet Comics

GrimJack's John Ostrander: Q&A

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From the Front Lines of the stores

Mike Sterling's Progressive Ruin

Grimjack: Killer Instinct #1 - argh, that $3.99 price point! That's okay, though, as it's a pleasure and a half to finally get Grimjack back on the stands again. While I'm anxious to see the story pick up from where it left off at the end of the First Comics' run all those years ago, I realize that's probably not the best place to start up a new GJ series. However, this "prequel" series is a lot of fun, and beautifully drawn by Tim Truman.

Legend of Grimjack Vol. 1 - we already sold out of it.

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February 05, 2005

Tony Isabella gives GJ:KI #1 5 out of 5 Tonys

World Famous Comics >> Tony's Online Tips - Tony Isabella, Oct 25, 2004

Tony Isabella writes, "You can go home again.

I'm not sure why you would *want* to go home again if home is the multi-dimensional city of Cynosure - "multi-dimensional" can be translated here as "many interesting and painful ways to die" - but you *can* go back. Which is exactly what John Gaunt, writer John Ostrander, artist Timothy Truman, and editor Mike Gold are doing... GRIMJACK: KILLER INSTINCT #1 gets the full five Tonys."

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February 03, 2005

Snap Judgments gives The Legend of GrimJack #1 9 out of 10

TheFourthRail.com - Snap Judgments

Randy Lander says: "...this is a fantastic collection. Terrific production values courtesy of IDW, a real sense of involvement from all the creators and stories that stand the test of time. I can't wait until we get the next volume."

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Snap Judgements gives GJ:KI #1 10 out of 10 and Best of the Week!

TheFourthRail.com - Snap Judgments

Randy Lander writes, "I hadn't realized how much I had missed John Gaunt until I started paging through this return to form by his original creators, John Ostrander and Tim Truman. I was a little nervous... Ostrander had lost none of his steam in recent years, and Truman had actually gotten better with each new project, but still... how many creators have we seen trying to return to the site of old glories only to make us think maybe those old glories were, uh, not quite so glorious? I needn't have worried. Not only is GrimJack: Killer Instinct every bit as good as the older GrimJack stories, a return to form for the character and his creators, but it walks that exceptionally difficult line between being a project to welcome back the readers who have been pining for a return and remaining accessible to those who have at best only heard the name GrimJack bantered around as "one of those great series someone should bring back someday." Someday is today, someone is IDW and great still describes GrimJack."

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Critiques on Infinite Earths gives GJ: KI #1 8 out of 10

TheFourthRail.com - Critiques on Infinite Earths

Don MacPherson says, "I can see now why I heard such good things about GrimJack. It's no deep examination of the human spirit or anything, just a cynical, dark action story with a gritty but entertaining edge."

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Cynosure: Our kind of town.

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February 02, 2005

Note: Gremlin Infestation

A Cynosure-wide infestation of gremlins temporarily prevented comments from being posted in a timely matter. The fumigation has commenced, and service should be returned to normal.

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February 01, 2005

Ostrander, Grell to appear at Chicago Comic Fest

As long advertised but now confirmed, John Ostrander, Mike Grell, and Mike Gold will be "returning to where it all started" guests at the Chicago Comic Fest, Ramada Plaza Hotel O'Hare, Rosemont, IL near O'Hare (hence the name of the hotel), March 12-13, 2005.

With the return of Ostrander and Timothy Truman's GrimJack and Grell's Jon Sable Freelance, both edited by Gold, it made sense for them to return to the old stomping grounds of First Comics, the original publisher of those series in the 80s.

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