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Lady Death Lives!

August 11, 1999

From the Convention Floor of Comic Con International: San Diego – Uniting for the first time to produce a film of supernatural proportions, comic powerhouse Chaos! Comics and world-renowned Japanese animation distributor A.D.Vision, Inc.’s film label “ADV Films”, are pleased to present an animated production by Phoenix Entertainment, Lady Death. Already a cult icon among the comics crowd, Lady Death is the tragic figure of Armageddon incarnate. Phoenix Entertainment, one of Japan’s premiere animation houses, will bring the spectral queen of the damned to life in a movie sure to drive her rabid fans into a macabre frenzy!

Lady Death first appeared in 1991 with Chaos! character Evil Ernie in a series called Youth Gone Wild. She was so popular that her own spin off series climbed to the top of the charts, launching the bad girl phenomenon in comic books. “The timing couldn’t be better”, said Chaos! publisher and president Brian Pulido. “As the next millenium looms closer, a Lady Death animation is the next logical step and ADV and Phoenix are the perfect partners for this project.” With production to begin early next year and release tentatively scheduled for Halloween 2001, the animated Lady Death marks yet another milestone for the franchise.

Nominated by Diamond Comic Distribution as New Publisher of the Year in 1994, Chaos! was Wizard Magazine’s publisher of the year in 1996 and the winner of two Comic Buyer’s Guide Awards in 1997 and 1998. Today, Chaos! Comics is known to be “Where Darkness Dwells” with titles such as Lady Death, Evil Ernie, Purgatori, Chastity and The Chosen leading the way. Chaos! Comics is the number one publisher of “supernatural” comics, appealing to a range of readers who like their comic fiction with teeth.

Founded in 1992, entertainment trailblazer ADV Films has rocketed to the position of market leader in the production and world-wide distribution of Japanese animation and live action films, including the best selling Neon Genesis Evangelion, Tekken : The Motion Picture, Battle Angel and Ninja Resurrection. ADV’s upcoming blockbusters include Bubblegum Crisis-Tokyo 2040 and SIN: THE MOVIE (based upon the game by Ritual Entertainment).

THAT’S RIGHT FOLKS!!!!

It was the “BANG heard around the world!” Especially at the 1999 San Diego Comic Con.

Word spread like wildfire and the buzz was that is was scheduled for a Halloween 2001 release!

Next year, ADV will be on a major national convention tour promoting “Lady Death: The Animation” along with “SIN: The Movie”, and the theatrical release of “SPRIGGAN”. We’ll be coming to a town near you, so check the ADV homepage for tour dates and conventions.