May brings the next round of $1 IMAGE FIRSTS EDITIONS

WITH SPRING, A NEW CROP OF IMAGE FIRSTS

$1 editions of six Image Comics first issues

Image Comics has announced the release of six new “Image Firsts” editions, printings of popular series’ first issues that only cost $1.00, to land in stores on May 1 just in time to coincide with Free Comic Book Day. The six new titles are BEDLAM #1 by Nick Spencer and Riley Rossmo, GREAT PACIFIC by Joe Harris and Martín Morazzo, MIND THE GAP #1 by Jim McCann and Rodin Esquejo, MORNING GLORIES by Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma, PETER PANZERFAUST #1 by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Tyler Jenkins, and SUPER DINOSAUR #1 by Robert Kirkman and Jason Howard.

BEDLAM, first published in October 2012, is a horror thriller about a former mass-murderer who is rehabilitated and puts his mind, formerly committed to atrocious acts of violence, to protecting the city he once terrorized. The collection of its first six issues will be released on May 1. Image Firsts edition Diamond code: FEB138575

In GREAT PACIFIC, which first hit shelves in November 2012, a wealthy young Texan takes on an unlikely frontier — a floating island of garbage in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Claiming it for himself as New Texas, Chas Worthington finds out that taking land is a very different thing from keeping it. GREAT PACIFIC #6 was in stores on April 3, and its first trade paperback, “TRASHED!”, collecting its first five issues, will be in stores on May 1. Image Firsts edition Diamond code: FEB138576

MIND THE GAP is a supernatural mystery that debuted in May 2012, following the ensuing events after Elle Peterssen, a beautiful and rich young woman, is attacked in the subway and left for dead. While her body lies comatose, Elle’s mind can observe what goes on around her. She alone holds the key to her attack, but she can’t even remember who she was. MIND THE GAP #10 will be in stores on May 1, and its second volume, collecting issues #6-10, “WISH YOU WERE HERE,” will be in stores on May 29. Image Firsts edition Diamond code: FEB138577

MORNING GLORIES, set in the elite boarding school Morning Glories Academy, has been a cult favorite since 2010. A complex and ever-unfolding mystery, MORNING GLORIES pits over-achieving teenagers against a baffling and dangerous curriculum — and against each other. Its fourth volume, TRUANTS, collecting issues #20-24, will be in stores on April 24. Image Firsts edition Diamond code: FEB138578

PETER PANZERFAUST, a re-imagining of the classic Peter Pan tale set in World War II France, has been steadily gaining popularity since its first issue landed in stores in February 2012. Its tenth issue was released in March and PETER PANZERFAUST VOLUME TWO: HOOKED!, collecting issues #6-10 will be in stores on May 15. Image Firsts edition Diamond code: FEB138579

SUPER DINOSAUR is an all-ages adventure story written by the creator of THE WALKING DEAD. Young Derek Dynamo and his best friend, who happens to be a Tyrannosaurus Rex with super-cool robotic enhancements, take on Earth’s — and Inner-Earth’s — baddest baddies. Its third trade paperback, collecting issues #12-17, was in stores in February and issue #20 will be in stores on April 24. Image Firsts edition Diamond code: FEB138580

The new Image Firsts issues will be in stores on May 1, joining thirty-one other Image Firsts editions, including some of Image’s most popular titles like THE WALKING DEAD, SAGA, FATALE, THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS, and INVINCIBLE. All are available for order now!

SUPER DINOSAUR HAS BITE

Super Dinosaur #2 Sells Out, Goes Back to Press

 

BERKELEY, CA — 2 June 2011 — The speedy sellout of SUPER DINOSAUR #1 was no fluke: The second issue of Robert Kirkman and Jason Howard’s new all-ages superhero series has sold out at the distribution level and is heading back to press.

The second collaboration between the ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN team of Kirkman and Howard, SUPER DINOSAUR is an action-packed all-ages romp created with younger readers in mind, but with more than enough bite to appeal to more seasoned fans.

“A lot of times, people see ‘all-ages’ and think ‘kids’ book,’ but the whole point of a good all-ages book is that it’s geared toward readers of any age,” said Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson. “People tend to forget that all the classic superhero comics of the Silver and Bronze Ages were essentially all-ages comics, and SUPER DINOSAUR is very much in that vein. Robert and Jason wanted to create thrilling adventure stories that their children could read, whilst still crafting something meaty enough for older readers.”

“Jason and I are having a blast with SUPER DINOSAUR, and we couldn’t be happier that readers are responding to it the way they are,” added Kirkman. “We’re getting lots of mail from younger readers — lots of drawings and it feels really good to be doing something that has the potential to create a whole new generation of comic book fans.”

The second printing of SUPER DINOSAUR #2 (APR118191), a 32-page color comic book priced at $2.99 is available for re-order now with an in-store date of June 29, coinciding with the release of the third printing of SUPER DINOSAUR #1 (MAR118293) and SUPER DINOSAUR #3 (APR110522). For more information about Super Dinosaur, visit http://superdinosaur.com/.


ABOUT ROBERT KIRKMAN

Robert Kirkman is a New York Times bestselling author known for being the cultural zeitgeist of the comic book industry. Following the grassroots success of the self-published Battle Pope (2000), Kirkman caught the eye of Image Comics founding partner Erik Larsen. After several short-term projects (SuperPatriot and TechJacket), he achieved superstar status in 2003 with Invincible and The Walking Dead . During a subsequent stint at Marvel Comics, he gained many new fans with the haunting and hilarious Marvel Zombies. MTV translated Kirkman’s Invincible into a motion comic — one of the first in a growing industry trend. Kirkman’s SKYBOUND imprint, under the Image Comics umbrella, is committed to fostering up-and-coming talent in the industry, and all acquisitions are hand-picked by Kirkman himself. Kirkman won the 2010 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series for The Walking Dead. AMC’s interpretation of the comic, helmed by Frank Darabont and Gale Anne Hurd, has received glowing reviews from critics and fans alike, and continues to garner the highest ratings for the network, making it a game changer for groundbreaking television on cable. For more information about Skybound, visit http://www.skyboundent.com/.

 

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

SUPER DINOSAUR, SUPER SALES

 Super Dinosaur #1 Sells Out Again, Goes Back to Press for Third Printing

BERKELEY, CA — 11 April 2011 — Following in the footsteps of its sellout first printing, the second printing of SUPER DINOSAUR #1 has sold out at the distribution level a week in advance of its on-sale date and is heading back to press.

Written by Robert Kirkman with art by his ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN collaborator Jason Howard, SUPER DINOSAUR is an all-ages series created by the duo with their own children in mind in an effort to introduce kids everywhere to the joys of reading comic books. To drive that point home, Image released the SUPER DINOSAUR ORIGIN SPECIAL for Free Comic Book Day 2011, featuring a special story that picks up right where SUPER DINOSAUR #1 leaves off.

“We’re really excited people are responding to SUPER DINOSAUR the way they are,” Kirkman said. “I did a signing at Golden Apple on Free Comic Book Day, and it seemed like the book was a huge hit with readers of all ages!”

Image Publisher Eric Stephenson added, “Since coming to Image, Robert has been a powerhouse of ideas, but this is the first time he’s done something with the potential for broad appeal that SUPER DINOSAUR has, and it’s fantastic to see it pay off so well. It’s such a fun concept and far from just being a ‘kids’ comic,’ it’s a true all-ages book in the sense it can be enjoyed by virtually anyone.”
The third printing of SUPER DINOSAUR #1 (MAR118293), a 32-page color comic book priced at $2.99 is available for re-order now with an in-store date of June 15. Meanwhile, SUPER DINOSAUR ORIGIN SPECIAL (MAR110518) will be in stores May 18, followed a week later by SUPER DINOSAUR #2 (MAR110601) on May 25.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.