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FRESHMEN #1 (Perez Cover) (July 2005) Image Comics

cover:  George Perez
FRESHMEN #1 (Perez Cover)
Date: July 2005
Cover Price: $2.99

George Pérez to do one of three covers. Co-Created by Seth Green and Hugh Sterbakov

Cover reprinted in FRESHMAN (Trade Paperback)

FRESHMEN #1 (Cover A) (Jul 2005)
FRESHMEN #1 (Cover B) (Jul 2005)

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    "Superhero Basics 101: Introduction to Super Powers" (22 pages) 
    writer:  Hugh Sterbakov 
    art:  Leonard Kirk
    Andrew Pepoy 
    colors:  Tyson Wengler 
    letters:  Troy Peteri 
    editor:  Chaz Riggs

    FRESHMEN #1 (Perez Cover) (July 2005)
    Image Comics

    News: Freshmen Trade Paperback

    April 14, 2006 03:52 pm
     From Ilke Hincer (email)
    Freshmen TPB (released April 12th) includes a quarter-size printing of George's Freshmen #1 cover in the gallery section.


    FRESHMEN TPB Vol 1 (Apr 2006)
    Image Comics

    FRESHMEN Volume 1
    "Introduction to Superpowers"
    Written by Hugh Sterbakov
    Art by Leonard Kirk
    Inked by Andrew Pepoy
    Colored by Tyson Wengler
    Cover Art by Rodolfo Migliari
    Design by Phil Smith

    Cast out of the main dorms and forced to live in temporary housing in the Boughl Science Buidling, 14 members of the freshmen class of Freese College have been imbued with miraculous superpowers by the explosion of a mysterious device called the Ax-Cell-Erator!

    With powers based on whatever they were thinking at that pivotal moment, some of the kids are blessed with fantastic abilities, like the power to seduce others, or tandem telekinesis. But others are cursed: A die-hard vegan can communicate with plants and vegetables, leaving him nothing to eat. A math whiz must become drunk or stoned in order to inebriate his enemies. One kid woke up with a major boost to his… personal equipment. And then there’s a talking Beaver.

    Led by a lifelong comic book fan who missed the life-changing event, the kids have to deal with the everyday trials of college while learning to become superheroes and delving into the mystery of their superpowered rival fraternity.

    Full color 176 pages $15.99

    Special Features!
    - Includes the entire Freshmen Yearbook! With artwork by such special guests as Joseph Michael Linsner, Howard Chaykin, Scott Benefiel and Randy Green!
    - Cover gallery! Including never-before-seen concept covers by Rodolfo Migliari!
    - New introductions! By Seth Green and Hugh Sterbakov!
    - New bonus 10-page text story! "Norrin's Last Captain's Log," featuring Norrin and The Beaver's adventures during their Christmas break!

    Checklist: Freshmen #1 and Infinite Crisis #3

    December 24, 2005 11:00 am

    FRESHMEN #1 (Perez Cover) (July 2005)
    Image Comics
    News: Freshmen #1 Second Printing

    August 27, 2005 09:16 am
    Freshmen #1 Second Printing Soon
    Superstars, Scoop, Friday, August 26, 2005

    Freshmen, the riotous college-meets-superpowers series from Top Cow Productions and co-creators Seth Green and Hugh Sterbakov, is heading back to school. Freshmen #1 sold out less than one week after hitting stores, and Top Cow has responded to overwhelming demand with Freshmen #1: Extra Credit. This second printing due in stores in mid-September will contain bonus material including character design sketches, a preview of upcoming covers, and more!

    Powered by the creative team of writer Hugh Sterbakov, co-creator Seth Green (Family Guy, Austin Powers), and penciler Leonard Kirk (JSA), the humorous tale of college-meets-superpowers is a must-read! For more information on Freshmen, please visit or

    News: Freshmen #1 Pérez Cover Online

    July 12, 2005 01:16 am
     From Ilke Hincer (email)
    George's cover for Freshmen #1 is up at: and according to the shipping list at, Freshmen #1 will be in stores on July 13th.


    FRESHMEN #1 (Perez Cover) (July 2005)
    Image Comics

    Overview: An Introduction to Freshmen
    Freshmen is a six-issue limited series from Top Cow Productions. Co-created by Seth Green and Hugh Sterbakov, written by Hugh Sterbakov, drawn by Leonard Kirk, with covers by Rodolfo Migliari. This is a comedy superhero comic-- imagine "American Pie" meets "X-Men." Freshmen will be available in comic stores beginning in July. The Top Cow Triple Play, featuring a preview of Freshmen along with Top Cow's other upcoming releases, V.I.C.E. and Necromancer, is coming in June. Both available in comic book stores nationwide.

    The Premise
    Cast out of the main dorms and forced to live in temporary housing in the Boughl Science Building, the freshmen class of Freese College is imbued with miraculous super powers by the explosion of a mysterious device called the Ax-Cell-Erator!

    Forced to live with strangers--and then become a superhero team with them--our band of misfits and miscues must quickly learn to live with their powers and each other, because their rivals, the relentless, heartless Frat Guys, seem to have gone through some changes of their own...

    News: Shipping This Week (July 13, 2005)

    July 12, 2005 01:09 am

    FRESHMEN #1 (Perez Cover) (July 2005)
    Image Comics

    Shipping This Week: July 13, 2005
    Monday, July 11, 2005 1:18:42 PM

    The following products are expected to ship to comic book specialty stores this week. Note that this list is tentative and subject to change. Please check with your retailer for availability.

    MAY051589 FRESHMEN PEREZ CVR #1 $2.99

    News: Top Cow Spotlights Freshmen

    May 18, 2005 11:06 pm
    News: Pérez To Draw Cover to "Freshman #1"

    April 27, 2005 07:22 pm
     From Ilke Hincer (email)
    According to the Top Cow solicits from the latest Previews (for July-shipping products), George will be drawing one of the three covers for Freshmen #1.


    FRESHMEN #1 (Perez Cover) (July 2005)
    Image Comics
    (W) Hugh Sterbakov (P) Leonard Kirk (Col) Tyson Wengler

    What if a group of college freshmen suddenly got amazing superpowers? What if the powers were based on exactly what they were thinking at the moment? You'd get the Intoxicator, who burps at his foes to make them drunk. Or Quaker, the Amish kid who created earthquakes with his belly. You'd get a kid who can talk to plants—and is stalked by the plant who loves him. You’d get a fearless leader who desperately wants superpowers, but is left out of the bonanza. Co-created by Austin Powers and Buffy star Seth Green and written by newcomer Hugh Sterbakov, Freshmen is an uproarious combination of superpowers and college… with a talking beaver!
    (6 parts) Full color 32 pages $3.90

    Apr 18, 2005 10:26 am


    Hugh Sterbakov follows in the footsteps of Geoff Johns and Allan Heinberg, that of comic book fan turned comic book pro. Coming from a background in Hollywood screenwriting and a love for Spider-Man that no long box can hold, he is now getting geared up for his freshman work, the release of his first comic book called, ironically enough, The Freshmen.


    CF: So you get the call for you to write your dream comic book. What title would it be and who would be doing the art?

    HS: Holy Cow... what a great question.

    There's only one answer for me. I could skirt the issue and compliment a lot of characters and artists, and I wouldn't be lying. But the only true answer is Amazing Spider-Man with John Romita Sr. That run-- that's what comic books are to me. :)

    That's the big leagues, that's Yankee Stadium. :)

    I'm hoping to carve my own path, though. I'm looking to do character-driven stories that aren't mind-bogglingly complex with 20 characters that all look alike, y'know? Make each character real, with a soul and a heart and a purpose. Make the readers care about them-- heck, make myself care about them. And then hopefully some day I get to the point where I can get a kid to like my stuff as much as I loved Stan Lee and John Romita Sr's work. Then make him or her a big enough comic book fan to break into the biz themselves. Just keep the circle going, feed this great medium. I'm really hoping it starts here. We're pulling out all the bells and whistles to get people to look at the book. We're in Top Cow's June Preview book. We're actually going to run the last 8 pages of the second issue, which is where the kids go into action for the first time as a super team. And in addition to Rodolfo Migliari on the covers for all six issues, we have chase covers for #1 by George Perez (another comic book God-- how can I believe the guy who drew Crisis on Infinite Earths is drawing my characters!!!) and Joseph Michael Linsner, whose experience on Cry for Dawn is going to make people take a second and third look at The Seductress. This is a chunky girl who thinks she needs her powers to ever make a guy love her-- which is really sad, and great story fodder-- but when you see him draw her, you'll realize how wrong she is.