Friday, December 03, 2010

Image Comics' 27 #1 sells out at the distribution level

Berkeley, CA - 3 December 2010 - Will Garland may not survive to see his 28th birthday, but he can go knowing that he's a star if the sellout of the first issue of Image Comics and Shadowline's 27 is any indication!

Because of high demand, 27 #1 is already sold out at the distribution level, so Image Comics is taking the book back to press. The second printing of 27 #1 will be in stores January 5, 2011, the same day as the second issue.

27 is a four-issue series is written by Charles Soule (Strongman) and drawn by Renzo Podesta (Hard Drive, Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom) with covers by W. Scott Forbes (FORGETLESS). The book comes in the larger Golden Age format.

"The response to 27 has been amazing," exclaims Soule. "On behalf of the entire creative team, thank you to everyone who ordered the book, and thank you to everyone who has helped generate buzz for the book. It's been a blast so far, and we're just getting started!"

Shadowline Publisher Jim Valentino adds, "Charles and Renzo have done brilliant work on 27, and it deserves all the praise and attention it gets!"

In 27, the "27 Club" admits only the most brilliant musicians and artists -- and kills them dead in their 27th year. Will Garland is a famous rock guitarist, secretly unable to play for months due to a neurological disorder afflicting his left hand. He's also 27. With mad scientists, long dead rock legends and cosmic entities in his way, can he make it to 28?

27 #1 (of 4) Second Printing (OCT108111), a 32-page full-color comic book in the Golden Age format, will be in stores January 5, 2011, alongside 27 #2 (OCT100505).

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


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