GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS of webcomic fame sells out

September 11, 2014

The popular webcomic is now a bestselling print series

Ryan Browne’s (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS, BEDLAM) hilarious webcomic sensation GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS has expanded its readership now that it's a print series, and with that comes a huge increase in popularity—enough to sell out immediately and garner a second printing to meet customer demand.

"Sold out? Are you serious?” said Browne. “I know my mom bought a couple of copies but you guys must really love your God Hates Astronauts! Wait'll you see what other awesomely stupid things I plan to force you to look at in issue two!"

In GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS, a NASA-funded group of arrogant "super people" must stop a rash of farmers that have been using rocket-powered silos to launch themselves into outer space. As these Astro-Farmers fire themselves all over the galaxy, NASA must utilize their every resource (a guy with a ghost-cow head, a bunch of magic bears, and a Chicago cop with robot arms) to avoid an intergalactic incident.

“There's not a lot more I can say about God Hates Astronauts as a whole. It's funny, it's crass, it's absurd, it manages to pack more gut-busting laughs into a 30 page comic than some do in an entire series… While, yes, this is still the farce that you know and love, there is the beginnings of a genuine and more earnest story being told here, and this first issue is an excellent hook for both new readers and old. If you're looking for a comic to have you crying with laughter, look no further than God Hates Astronauts.” —David Henderson, Multiversity Comics

“Browne is carving out a unique space for himself with this series. There isn't really anything exactly like it on the stands and that's exactly what we all look for in comics, right? God Hates Astronauts #1 the most fun book of the week.” —Matt Little, Comic Book Resources

“If you've ever found yourself thinking, ‘Man, I sure wish there were some comic out there that flawlessly combined talking animal alien space warriors, astro farmers, true romance, and bestiality.’ I have some very good news for you: God Hates Astronauts has arrived.” —Tres Dean, IGN

“It will make you laugh a lot. You may need a change of pants. I don't know, but it's probably a good idea to get an extra pair out before reading it just in case. Pants wetting aside, God Hates Astronauts is one of the hilarious and most fun comics on the stands. If you're just looking to have a good time, then you've found the right book.” —Chase Magnett, ComicBook.com

GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #1 has completely sold out at the distributor level, but may still be available in comic stores. It is currently available digitally on the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com) and the official Image Comics iOS app, as well as on Comixology on the web (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.

Image Comics is pleased to announce that this first issue will be going back to print to meet customer demand. The second printing of GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #1 (Diamond Code AUG148040) will release on 10/8.

GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #2 releases 10/1 and will be available for pre-order with Diamond Code AUG140651.