STRAY BULLETS is Back
Posted on December 17, 2013 by Kat Salazar
Fans will see the release of issue #41 simultaneously with the launch of a new story arc, definitive collected edition, and digital release of all issues
STRAY BULLETS, by award-winning creator David Lapham, has found a new home: Image Comics. The critically-acclaimed cult classic that left readers in heart-stopping suspense at the end of issue #40 will pick up where it left off and make up for lost time.
Image Comics is proud to announce that STRAY BULLETS #41 (Diamond Code: JAN140528), a definitive collection of issues #1-41 entitled STRAY BULLETS: THE ÜBER ALLES EDITION (Diamond Code JAN140530), and the first issue of STRAY BULLETS: THE KILLERS #1 (Diamond Code JAN140529), the beginning of a new story arc that will continue as an ongoing monthly series, will all hit store shelves simultaneously on 3/12.
And for the first time ever, every issue of STRAY BULLETS and all forthcoming digital issues will be available immediately on the Image Comics website and the official Image Comics iOS app, as well as on Comixology on the web, iOS, Android, and Google Play. To help readers jump in on the excitement, the first four digital issues will be offered for free.
"I couldn't be more excited to be back,” said Lapham. “Stray Bullets is home to me. To the fans who have been asking, and asking about it for years...I finally have good news for you."
STRAY BULLETS won the 1996 Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist, and the trade paperback collection STRAY BULLETS: Innocence of Nihilism won the 1997 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album-Reprint. Its trademark dark, neo-noir themes and nonlinear storytelling have been likened to the storytelling styles of Quentin Tarantino and David Lynch.
“I’ve been a fan of Stray Bullets since the book first debuted back in 1995, and working with David and Maria Lapham to bring the book back at Image is hands down one of the most exciting things I’ve done since becoming Publisher,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “Stray Bullets is one of comics’ towering achievements, and I could not be more proud to be publishing it through Image!”
All three STRAY BULLETS will release on March 12, 2014. Full ordering information below:
STRAY BULLETS #41, 32 pgs., Diamond Code: JAN140528
STRAY BULLETS: The Über Alles Edition, 1,200 pgs. TP, Diamond Code: JAN140530
STRAY BULLETS: KILLERS #1, 32 pgs., Diamond Code: JAN140529
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