VELVET Crushes Store Shelves in an Immediate Sell-out
Posted on October 23, 2013 by Jamie Parreno
Brubaker & Epting show once more why they're a bestselling creative force in their newest spy epic!
Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting, the award-winning and bestselling team behind the smash-hit Captain America: The Death of Captain America and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, have reunited at Image Comics on VELVET, a hard-hitting espionage comic set during the height of the Cold War and international gamesmanship. VELVET #1, debuting today, has sold out at the distributor and will be going back to press for a second printing to meet demand.
The fans have already spoken about this highly-anticipated reunion between Epting and Brubaker, and the press shares their enthusiasm:
"An intoxicating debut, Velvet is required reading for anyone with a fondness for cheap spy novels and period-piece espionage; for everyone comfortable at the dark end of the street."
-John Parker, ComicsAlliance
“Velvet #1 is Ed Brubaker doing what he does best: dark, thrillers with a noir vibe. With the help of his Captain America and Winter Soldier artist Steve Epting, Velvet is poised to be a fantastic new book”
-Kelly Thompson, Comic Book Resources
"Velvet truly does feel like both of these guys at the top of their game doing a series perfectly crafted to each of their artistic strengths."
-Ian Stephen, All-Comic
"Brubaker and Epting have shown us time and time again that they make a fantastic team–you’ve likely seen their excellent Captain America work–but this is truly something else."
-Matt LeMaire, The MacGuffin
"Steve Epting's art here is evidence why I'm so fond of him as an artist. He jumps right in and captures the feel of the time period perfectly. Combined with Elizabeth Breitweiser's colors, this book is a visual feast."
-Tony Guerrero, ComicVine
"A brilliant start to a series I am over the moon to see on the stands, Velvet #1 is yet another masterpiece waiting to happen from the hands of Brubaker and Epting."
-Matthew Santori-Griffith, Comicosity
VELVET #1 may still be on sale at your local retailer while supplies last. In addition, VELVET #1 is available digitally on the Image website (imagecomics.com) and the official Image Comics iOS app, as well as on Comixology on the web (comixology.com), iOS, and Android.
The second printing of VELVET #1 will be in stores on 11/20 and can be pre-ordered now using Diamond Code SEP138207.
VELVET #2 releases on 11/20 and can be pre-ordered now with Diamond Code SEP130646. Retailers should verify their orders on Velvet #2 to meet anticipated demand as the series already has impressed fans and critics worldwide.
More of Velvet
April 22, 2015
- Story By: Ed Brubaker
- Art By: Steve Epting
- Art By: Elizabeth Breitweiser
- Cover By: Steve Epting
- Cover By: Elizabeth Breitweiser
The second arc of BRUBAKER and EPTING’s best-selling spy comic concludes with a bang! Velvet finds some of the answers she’s been hunting, and a knife in the back!
July 23, 2014
THE SECOND ARC BEGINS HERE! Following the revelations at the end of issue 5, Velvet’s quest for the truth and her innocence takes her right back to the heart of her own organization—to London, where every move she makes is even more dangerous than the last!
March 5, 2014
At the Masquerade everyone hides their true face, especially the double-agent that Velvet needs to get to if she has any hope of clearing her name.
Don't miss this hot new super-spy series from the best-selling creators of the Captain America: The Winter Soldier saga!
January 15, 2014
You all know the story: a beautiful woman seduced by a secret agent into revealing secrets and helping him on his mission...but what happens to them once the agent is gone? Find out in issue three, as Velvet tracks Agent X-14's most recent asset down very dark paths.
December 4, 2013
On the run from her own agency, Velvet must find out what really got Agent X-14 killed, and the only way to do that is retrace his steps... and that's a pathway of dead bodies, ruined lives, and angry mercenary soldiers. And along the way, one of Velvet's darkest secrets is revealed.
Don't miss the second issue of this white-hot new series, from the hit creators of the CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER saga!
October 23, 2013
ED BRUBAKER and STEVE EPTING redefined Captain America with the “Winter Soldier” saga... and everything they've done so far has been leading to VELVET!
When the world's best secret agent is killed, Velvet Templeton, the Personal Assistant to the Director of the Agency, is drawn off her desk and back into the field for the first time in nearly 20 years... and is immediately caught in a web of mystery, murder and high-octane action.
Sexy and provocative, with a dark twist on the spy genre, this EXTRA-LENGTH first issue by two of the industry's best-selling creators will knock you out!