SHUTTER sells out in a snap

April 10, 2014

The first issue of the new Image Comics urban fantasy series SHUTTER, written by Joe Keatinge (GLORY, TECH JACKET) and drawn by Leila del Duca has already garnered critical acclaim and sold out at the distributor level.

In SHUTTER #1, Kate Kristopher, once the most famous explorer of an Earth far more fantastic than the one we know, is forced to return to the adventurous life she left behind when a family secret threatens to destroy everything she spent her life protecting.

Praise for SHUTTER:

“Shooting for realism and dimension, Keatinge hints at Kate’s flaws early on, and she’s immediately more relatable for it. The lightning bolt that sparks life into this book is del Duca’s art, though. Her pencils are dynamic and sensitive, from the empathetic contours of Kate’s face to her city’s sprawling horizon, which look just as fantastic as the monsters within it.”
—Robert Tutton, PASTE Magazine

“Shutter promises a mixture of urban fantasy with globe-trekking adventure.”
—Chris Arrant, Newsarama

“The artwork builds the kind of immersion into the world of the story that is genuinely hard to find in comics, but del Duca manages it with a deft touch. Without feeling overbearing to the reader, del Duca’s artwork and Keatinge’s writing puts everything the reader needs to know about this strange world right there on the page… This is a first issue that promises much more to come, and it will be one hell of a trip to get there.”
—David Henderson, Multiversity Comics

“I would hang almost every page on my wall.”
—Ani Gozalez, Word of the Nerd

“Shutter #1 not only exceeded my expectations, it quickly became one of the two biggest stand-out books of the first quarter of 2014. When I say that the hype is real, believe me. The hype is real.”
—Mike Sains, Capeless Crusader

“An interesting concept with a damn fine cup of art.”
—Jon Suarez, Rhymes with Geek

“Leila del Duca suits Keatinge’s magical tale perfectly. The way that she captures the charming nature straight from the start shows great storytelling and understanding of scripts. It also adds to the overall tone of the issue and alongside the smooth layouts we get a vibrant and powerful flow to this story.” —John McCubbin, Unleash the Fanboy

SHUTTER #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 ( 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 third issue will be going back to print to meet customer demand. The second printing of SHUTTER #1 (Diamond Code FEB148399) will release on 5/14.

SHUTTER #2 releases 5/14 as well and will be available for pre-order with Diamond Code MAR140596. A variant cover featuring art by Piotr Kowalski will be available for pre-order with Diamond Code MAR140597.