RASPUTIN hypnotizes readers

November 6, 2014

Issue #1 of the historical fantasy from Grecian & Rossmo will go to a second printing

New York Times bestselling writer Alex Grecian (PROOF) and fan-favorite artist Riley Rossmo (PROOF) have resurrected the mad monk in their new ongoing historical fantasy RASPUTIN, and readers have fallen under their spell. Issue #1 sold out instantly at the distributor level and is slated for a second printing to meet customer demand.

RASPUTIN #1 combines the dark horror of Dracula with the historically rich drama ofDownton Abbey. In one night Rasputin was poisoned, beaten, stabbed, shot in the head, drowned, then tied up and thrown in a frozen river. It was really bad timing. His beard was just coming in nicely.

The feedback we’ve had on this book is amazing,” said Grecian. “It feels like this is the best work Riley and I have ever done together and we’re thrilled that so many readers seem to agree. Rasputin is going to stay alive for a long time to come. We’ve got big plans for him.”

RASPUTIN #1 remains available for purchase across all digital platforms, including the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com), the official Image Comics iOS app, Comixology’s website (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.

RASPUTIN #1, 2nd printing arrives in stores on and can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code SEP148362.

RASPUTIN #2 hits stands on 11/26 and can be ordered with Diamond Code SEP140744.