INVINCIBLE #100 FLIES OFF SHELVES
Landmark issue gets second printing
It’s comic book industry common sense by now: the release of a monumental 100th issue written by Robert Kirkman is going to make a big splash. With THE WALKING DEAD #100, the result was the highest-selling comic book of 2012. And with INVINCIBLE #100, the result is a sell-out the same day the issue went on sale.
The 100th issue of the beloved superhero series created by Kirkman and artist Cory Walker will receive a second printing, landing in stores on February 27, 2013.
INVINCIBLE #100, the hotly-anticipated conclusion of the “The Death of Everyone” story arc, featured covers by series artist Ryan Ottley, Cory Walker, Image Comics partner Marc Silvestri, Bryan Hitch, Art Adams and THE WALKING DEAD artist Charlie Adlard.
In a four-star review at Comic Book Resources, Doug Zawisza wrote of the landmark issue “Invincible #100 is simply a straightforward comic book adventure that pushes a protagonist to the limits and steps back to observe the resulting excitement and adventure.”
READERS HOOKED ON PETER PANZERFAUST
Issue #8 of WWII re-imagining of J.M. Barrie classic gets reprinted
After stories appeared in USA Today and The Huffington Post about the Image/Shadowline comic PETER PANZERFAUST, many more people discovered what dedicated readers already knew: The World War II take on J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan by Kurtis J. Wiebe (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS) and Tyler Jenkins is heartfelt, exciting, and well worth reading every month.
Now PETER PANZERFAUST #8, which marks the first appearance of the series’ Captain Hook — Kapitan Haken — is receiving a second printing after selling out. The second printing (DEC128222), featuring a new cover by Jenkins, will be in stores on February 27, 2013. It can be pre-ordered from comic book stores until February 4.
In PETER PANZERFAUST, Peter, the Lost Boys, and Wendy are members of the French Resistance, seeking to undermine the Nazi invasion. Throughout the series, Peter has been joined by the analogs for iconic Peter Pan characters, including the dog Nana and the brave resistance fighter Tiger Lily. Haken’s appearance on the scene — with hook hand and all — marks a turning point in the series and of Peter’s character arc.
In the interview at USA Today, Wiebe said of Peter and Hook: “They will never be ordinary men. Peter and Hook are connected by a type of destiny, a fate that falls on the shoulders of great men.”
IGN called PETER PANZERFAUST #8 the “strongest issue of Peter Panzerfaust yet” and commenting, “the storytelling here is impeccable.” In a review of #8, Multiversity Comics praised PETER PANZERFAUST as “a thoughtful, dark, heartening and terrifying adventure, as well as a unique twist on a mythology that many of us have grown up with.”
PETER PANZERFAUST #9 will be in stores on February 13. A trade paperback collection of the first five issues of the series, PETER PANZERFAUST: Volume One: THE GREAT ESCAPE is available now, and the second volume, HOOKED, collecting issues #6 -10, will be in stores in March.
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HORROR AND SCIENCE SELL OUT
BEDLAM #3, NOWHERE MEN #1 & 3 get new printings
The past week saw a flurry of sell-outs for Image Comics, as BEDLAM #3 by Nick Spencer and Riley Rossmo, NOWHERE MEN #3 by Eric Stephenson and Nate Bellegarde, and the second printing of NOWHERE MEN #1 all sold out at the distributor level. The issues will be reprinted, with an in-store date of February 27, 2013.
Sales and reviews have remained strong through three issues of BEDLAM, a psychological thriller that blends murder mystery, horror, and a touch of the superheroic, written by Spencer (MORNING GLORIES) and drawn by Rossmo (GREEN WAKE, REBEL BLOOD, DEBRIS).
“A completely unique take on the world of crime and serial killers is quickly becoming a more meaningful and deep story…. [A]n intense tale of mayhem and murder…..”
“Bedlam is intelligent, unflinching and beautiful to look at. It’s quality comic book writing and art and if you enjoy your stories with some edge, this one has enough to slice your head right off.”
-Nerds in Babeland
NOWHERE MEN’s look at the potential and limits of science has drawn praise not only for its compelling story and artwork but also its slick design by Fonografiks:
“This decades-spanning science-fiction epic stands out as one of the most promising debuts of Image’s phenomenal 2012, telling an immensely layered story full of big ideas and sharp artwork.”
Orders for the second printings of BEDLAM #3 (DEC128204) and NOWHERE MEN #3 (DEC128202) and the third printing of NOWHERE MEN #1 (DEC128205) are due in by February 4.
Preview of unlettered interiors of LOST VEGAS by @JimMcCann and @Janet_K_Lee!
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TOP COW GETS AMAZING IN ARIZONA
Image Comics imprint exhibiting at Phoenix convention
Top Cow, the imprint of Image Comics founded by WITCHBLADE creator Marc Silvestri, will be exhibiting Amazing Arizona Con in Phoenix on January 25 through 27 (booth #409). Matt Hawkins, Top Cow President and creator of the hit new series THINK TANK, will be representing the company, which will be selling two THINK TANK convention exclusives.
The first exclusive is a photo wraparound cover of THINK TANK: MILITARY DOSSIER #1, the behind-the-scenes look at the characters and technology from series by Hawkins and Rahsan Ekedal. The MILITARY DOSSIER #1 variant is limited to 250 copies.
The second THINK TANK convention exclusive is a lithograph by ARTIFACTS and RAVINE artist Stjepan Sejic depicting the series’ hero, David Loren in his natural element of explosions and equations. The exclusive lithograph is limited to 25 copies.
In addition, Hawkins will also be appearing on three panels at Amazing Arizona Con:
Saturday, 11:00 a.m., Room 2
BREAKING INTO COMICS
Matt Hawkins from Top Cow Productions teams up with respected industry vet and long time editor Brian Augustyn giving tips for budding writers and artists on how not only to get your foot into the door, but staying IN the business.
Saturday, 2:00 p.m., Room 1
With John Layman, Richard Starkings, and Matt Hawkins - All talk about their personal experience in bringing their independent visions to life under the most diverse publisher in mainstream comics. From CHEW, to ELEPHANTMEN, to THINK TANK and CYBERFORCE. Here’s your chance to find out the ins and outs of these projects and working with the Image Comics system.
Sunday, 2:00 p.m., Room 2
Keys to launching a successful campaign Featuring Matt Hawkins of Top Cow/Cyberforce, and others. See what techniques worked for them, see what they would do different. What is difficult in the process, and rewards.
The Li’L Depressed Boy creator S. Steven Struble is signing at Star Comics in Lubbock on Wednesday!
I’ll see you all in Lubbock on Wednesday!