Universal Pictures and Dark Horse Comics Unveil Mystery Men Comic Book

Posted on July 1, 1999

Universal Pictures and Dark Horse Comics have unveiled their first installment of Volume Zero, a brand new comic book based on the comedy film Mystery Men, in advance of the July 30 opening of the film. The 20-page comic book from Dark Horse Comics is currently available exclusively on the film's official website in weekly installments.

Mystery Men stars Ben Stiller, Hank Azaria, William H. Macy, Paul Reubens, Janeane Garofalo, Wes Studi and Kel Mitchell as seven aspiring superheroes, each possessing a unique -- and bizarre -- superpower, who band together to save Champion City. The film also stars Academy Award-winner Geoffrey Rush, who is joined by Greg Kinnear, Claire Forlani, Lena Olin, Eddie Izzard, Tom Waits and Pras.

"We created Volume Zero as a means of introducing people to the wonderfully-kooky world that is Champion City," said the film's producer Mike Richardon, who also co-wrote Volume Zero. This way audiences can become better acquainted with the characters and setting of Mystery Men prior to seeing the film."

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