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PORTLAND, Ore. 5.20.2021 — Popular debut issue Time Before Time #1 by Declan Shalvey, Rory McConville, and Joe Palmer is sold out completely at the distributor level due to high reorder activity. This new series—best described as The Wire meets Quantum Leap—is being rushed back to print in order to keep up with increasing demand for this exciting debut.

"Myself, Rory, Joe and the rest of the team have been blown away by the amazing feedback to #1," said Shalvey. "We're all really proud of the book, and to have so many readers really embrace it so fast has been very gratifying. We're really excited to see where this book can go in the the future and of course... in the the past, too."

Palmer added: "Honestly, when it came to how the book would be received, I really had no idea what to expect. Having been met with such a warm reception is hugely rewarding for all of the team, and I’m hoping readers will stay with us for the ride!"

Time Before Time is set in the year 2140. To escape a world with no future, many turn to the Syndicate, a criminal organization who, for the right price, will smuggle you back in time to a better life. After working for the Syndicate for years, Tatsuo and Oscar decide to steal one of their boss’s time machines—but soon find that the one thing you can’t run from is your past.

"Thanks to all the readers and retailers for taking a chance on our book," said McConville. "The whole Time Before Time team’s been blown away by the great response and we’re delighted to see so many people responding to Tatsuo’s story.”

This is a fast-paced crime caper and perfect for fans of bestselling crime comics like Criminal, but with a sci-fi twist to the genre by way of time travel.

Time Before Time #1, second printing and Time Before Time #2 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, June 16:

  • Time Before Time #1, second printing - Diamond Code APR218631
  • Time Before Time #2 Cover A Shalvey - Diamond Code APR210340
  • Time Before Time #2 Cover B Wijngaard - Diamond Code APR210341
  • Time Before Time #2 Cover C Mason - Diamond Code MAR218740
  • Time Before Time #2 Cover D 10 copy incentive Shalvey B&W - Diamond Code MAR218741

Time Before Time is also available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

Select praise for Time Before Time:

“One of the more refreshing comic books I have read in quite a while and I can't wait to see how it evolves in the future.” —

“The writing and art are solid all around. The book's climax will definitely have you on the edge of your seat. Do yourself a favor and grab yourself a copy today.” —AIPT

“This first issue brings a fun story and a new twist to time-travel that can appeal to a wide variety of comic fans.” —Multiversity Comics

“An intriguing start to this time travel focused ruined future series, with its influences on its sleeve and some unique visual work.” —Monkeys Fighting Robots