MANIFEST DESTINY Blazes New Trail for Readers

December 19, 2013

Critics and readers are given a new chance to join the motley crew of monster hunters as this new adventure series goes into a second printing

The second issue of the exciting new series MANIFEST DESTINY, by writer Chris Dingess (Being Human) and artist Matthew Roberts (BATTLE POPE), has inspired the imaginations of readers, hooked critics, and sold out instantly at the distributor level.

In MANIFEST DESTINY, Lewis and Clark adventure into the unknown, in an America where monsters and mysterious creatures roam freely, picks up with the crew discovering something even more frightening than a… well, Buffalotaur.


“Historical fiction can be a gamble in comics… By keeping it weird and focusing on their characters, Dingess and Roberts make a great case for how well it can work.” —Marykate Jasper, Comic Book Resources

“Salvation lies west, and Manifest Destiny is proof—taking a smart spin on otherwise barren narrative territory, Chris Dingess, Matthew Roberts and Owen Gieni have produced an opening issue that will pique your interest and get you invested in our heroes. This is the kind of trailblazing you won't want to miss.” —David Pepose, Newsarama

“Dingess and Roberts have done a terrific job here, establishing the ugly side as well as the wonder of this expedition to the West. Manifest Destiny is looking to be one revelatory journey.” —Michelle White, Multiversity Comics

Manifest Destiny #1 promises to be some really solid storytelling, focusing on a time when the world was still a mystery to those who thought themselves above it, and a world which too often valued the pioneer spirit above basic human decency.” —Andy Hunsaker, Crave Online

“An enjoyable start, Manifest Destiny #1 delivers two engaging protagonists that readers will root for. I want to see what monsters show up during this exploration into the American frontier.” —Jorge Solis, Bloody Disgusting

MANIFEST DESTINY will take readers to the New World and into the unknown for a pulse-pounding adventure.

MANIFEST DESTINY #2 has completely sold out at the distributor level, but may still be available in comic stores, and is currently available digitally 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.

Image Comics is pleased to announce that this second issue will be going back to print to meet customer demand. The second printing of MANIFEST DESTINY #2 (Diamond Code NOV138097) will release on 1/8/2014.

The second printing of issue #1 is also available with Diamond Code OCT138101.

MANIFEST DESTINY #3 releases 1/8/2014 and is available for pre-order with Diamond Code NOV130508.