SEATTLE, WA – August 2, 2002 – WizKids is pleased to announce a series of licensing deals with independent comic book publishers and creators that will significantly enhance the hottest game of the year, HeroClix. The combined deals will allow WizKids to release Indy HeroClix, a line of collectable miniature figures designed for use with the HeroClix game system. Considering the publishers that have signed on to date, Indy HeroClix will include characters from the universes of such noted comic book publishers as CrossGen Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Chaos Comics, Top Cow, and 2000 AD, as well as individual characters from creators J. Scott Campbell (Danger Girl), David Mack (Kabuki), and Billy Tucci (Shi).

“We are very pleased with the acquisition of these licenses,” said Jordan Weisman, WizKids Founder and CEO, speaking from the announcement at Comic Con International, in San Diego, Calif. “The companies and creators that we are dealing with bring with them many wonderful comic book characters that will enhance the HeroClix gaming experience. The combination of these licenses under one game release makes it possible to do all these characters in a way that is both fun as well as financially feasible. By bringing all these diverse characters together under the single product, HeroClix fans win by being able to expand their available forces, and comic book fans win by being exposed to new and different characters that they might not have had a chance to see before. I’m proud that WizKids is able to be part of such a win-win situation.”

About WizKids LLC
Founded by Jordan Weisman, WizKids is a Seattle-based game publisher dedicated to creating a new genre of games that is at once more accessible and more sophisticated than traditional adventure games. WizKids' best-selling game, Mage Knight, has been translated into seven languages and has sold tens of millions of copies in the United States and around the world. WizKids is also producing MechWarrior: Dark Age based on the BattleTech universe. For additional company information, visit the corporate Web site at