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NEW YORK - July 23, 2009 -- CBS Consumer Products, a unit of CBS Entertainment, announced today a full lineup for one of
the biggest entertainment happenings of the year -- Comic-Con International 2009. Panels with the producers and cast of
top-rated Ghost Whisperer and fan-favorite Jericho will include the unveiling of various licensed merchandise
from CBS Consumer Products. Some of CBS's other signature brands debuting exciting new merchandise at this year's show
include Star Trek, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and the Twilight Zone which celebrates its 50th
anniversary this year.
"There is no single event in the calendar year that is more effective in bringing fans together with the brands they love
than Comic-Con," said Liz Kalodner, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Consumer Products. "Our licensing
partners have done a phenomenal job in creating a lineup of products and attractions that will make this year's event an
unforgettable experience for those attending."
A complete rundown of events and product introductions from CBS Consumer Products follows:
On Friday, July 24th from 5:00-6:00 pm Jericho star Lennie James, producers Dan Shotz, Karim
Zreik, Jon Steinberg, show writer Robert Levine, and Devil's Due Publishing (DDP) President Josh Blaylock will be on hand to
discuss the "3rd Season" of the fan favorite series in its new comic book format. The debut of the comic book series -
Jericho: Season 3: Civil War -- will pick up where the television program left off, answering many questions for its
passionate fans. The first issue of the comic book is scheduled for an October release and will be a six issue miniseries
from DDP and the show's original creators and producers. Known as an "Ashcan" by comic collectors, DDP is currently at work
on a black and white mini-comic giving an advanced sneak peek into the comic, which will become available for $5 but limited
to 500 copies. Room 7AB.
On Sunday, July 26th, Ghost Whisperer stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Camryn
Manheim, Jamie Kennedy and Christoph Sanders, along with Executive Producers Ian Sander, Kim Moses and P.K. Simonds, will
offer fans a first-look at Season Five and the show's biggest-ever presence at Comic-Con. In addition to a cast autograph
session (11am-12pm / IDW Booth #1705), a press conference (12:15-12:45 pm / Room 1B), and a panel discussion (1-2 pm / Room
6BCF), the producers will unveil the latest extensions in the Ghost Whisperer "Total Engagement Experience" which uses the TV
show as the initial component of a multi-platform entertainment experience, including the Internet, music, mobile, DVDs,
publishing, video games and more.
Since IDW Publishing's January release of Star Trek: Countdown #1, the first comic book in
a four-issue limited comic book series tied to this summer's blockbuster Star Trek movie, the comic book has been one
of the top sellers at comic book stores across the country. Those fans are being rewarded at Comic-Con 2009 with an exclusive
reprint of Countdown #1 featuring a new cover and a preview of Nero #1 in the back. IDW will also be announcing the Star
Trek "writer's cut" movie adaptation which is likely to be a miniseries at $3.99 per issue, then collected into a graphic
novel/trade paperback. IDW Booth #1705.
In addition, attendees of this year's show can bear witness to the unveiling of exclusive Comic-Con 2009 Star Trek
-- QMx will be unveiling a high-end, collector's artisan U.S.S. Enterprise that will be on display at the Sideshow
Collectibles booth at Comic-Con. QMx Booth #A9.
-- Funko's San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Transporting Spock Light-Up Bobble Head will be available at the Entertainment
Earth Booth #2343. He features a clear body that illuminates when you tap his head. Limited edition of 1,500 pieces. ($15). A
similar transporting Captain Kirk bobblehead will be available at Funko's Booth #4829.
-- Genki has formulated a special scent just for Comic-Con. The convention exclusive KHAAAN! cologne will be available in
Genki's Booth #3149.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
IDW brings the sleuthing to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation fans at
Comic-Con by offering up demonstrations of its newly launched CSI iPhone application, which lets fans digitally download
IDW's CSI comics. IDW Booth #1705.
Timed perfectly to commemorate the 50th anniversary of one of the most influential series of
our time - The Twilight Zone -- Bif Bang Pow! will launch three brand new Twilight Zone bobble heads based on
some of the most renowned episodes from the original series including "Nick of Time," "The Invaders" and "Talky Tina."
Comic-Con 2009 will mark the first time The Mystic Seer and Invader Twilight Zone bobble heads will be available for purchase
($14 each). The one-of-a-kind collectibles measure from 6 to 8 inches tall and can be found at Entertainment Earth's Booth
About CBS Consumer Marketing: CBS Consumer Products, a unit of CBS Entertainment, manages worldwide licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of television brands and series from CBS, CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution, as well as from the company's extensive library of titles. Additionally, the group oversees the CBS Retail Store and online sales of programming merchandise. For more information, visit www.CBS.com.
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