IMAGE GETS A DOUBLE SELL-OUT
December 31, 1969
Image Comics has announced that its two May 2 debut issues, MIND THE GAP #1 and EPIC KILL #1 have sold out at the distributor level. Both issues will return immediately to press and second printings will be in stores on May 23.
MIND THE GAP, a new series by Jim McCann (Return of the Dapper Men), Rodin Esquejo (MORNING GLORIES), and Sonia Oback, tells the story of Elle Petersen, a young woman attacked and left for dead on a subway platform. In a coma, Elle finds that her consciousness can travel both within the “real” world and another realm called “The Garden.” Without a body or memories of her life, Elle must piece together the mystery - who tried to kill her, and why?
“The entire Mind the Gap team is so thankful for the support and love the fans and retailers have given us!” said McCann. “Word is spreading, and we’re thrilled that more people will be able to dive into the mystery of Mind the Gap!”
The first issue, which is a double-sized 48 pages for $2.99, was hotly anticipated and received wide acclaim upon its release:
“With terrific art and a story that grabs you by both ears and pulls your face in, MIND THE GAP is a smart mystery thriller that turns tospy on a dime without losing the reader or talking down to him/her either.”
- Ain’t It Cool News
“MIND THE GAP is rich with potential for strange, sophisticated mystery.”
“MIND THE GAP is a breath of fresh air in terms of new comics. It’s this kind of variety that continues to make reading stacks of comics each week fun and exciting.”
EPIC KILL by Raffaele Ienco also features a young woman with amnesia as the protagonist, but in a very different kind of story from MIND THE GAP. Song was trained since childhood to be a ruthless assassin, but she doesn’t know why. She only knows that she has to use her skills to evade the men sent to kill her by an unknown enemy. The truth about Song’s identity will unfold over the course of the series’ five-issue run, in which, Ienco promises, “Every kill will be epic!”
”Epic Kill #1 was released today and blam! it’s already time to do a second print!? What!?” said an almost-disbelieving Ienco. “Retailers have tweeted the book is a hot item and reviews have been awesome; fans dig it - all of which I am very grateful! I would love to give the world more Epic Kill!”
EPIC KILL #1 has already delivered as promised, with reviewers ready for more:
“Aside from the brilliant storytelling, the art that Ienco provides for the book is a real beauty to behold.”
“On all fronts this book looks to be another success for Ienco…. The epic kills are worthy of the big screen.”
-Word of the Nerd
The second printings of MIND THE GAP #1 (MAR128267) and EPIC KILL #1 (MAR128258) are available for order from Diamond Comics now.
Due to a traffic accident involving one of Diamond’s trucks, some retailers in the Eastern United States will not have copies of MIND THE GAP #1 available for sale until May 9. Those retailers will receive the first printing of the issue to fulfill their orders, but will not be able to place re-orders for the first printing.