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Comic News: Lady Death #1 Sells Out By Brian Jacks
CrossGen Comics has announced that Diamond Comics Distributors is sold out of BRIAN PULIDO'S LADY DEATH #1. After receiving a flurry of reorders, the distributor has shipped out every available copy of the first issue of the dark fantasy adventure, which stormed into comic shops on February 12th.
LADY DEATH is leading a trend for debut issues from CrossGen Entertainment, as despite aggressive overprinting-inventory of BRATH #1, the first issue of the barbaric adventure, and CHIMERA #1, the opening chapter of the computer-enhanced sci-fi thriller, is also quickly dwindling.
"I'm honestly surprised at the reaction to the new LADY DEATH," stated writer Brian Pulido. "Both retailers and readers have embraced it, which feels great. At the same time, the critical reaction has also been strong, and that's new for me. Mark Alessi and the entire CrossGen team are challenging me to do my best, and I'm digging deep to make this a fresh take on the medieval fantasy epic."
"After months and months of working on a new title, the sweetest words you can hear is 'The print run sold out," said BRATH writer Chuck Dixon. "It vindicates the entire team for all those weeks of suspense."
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"I couldn't be more happy with how well CHIMERA has been received," said co-writer/artist Brandon Peterson. "We overprinted issue #1 quite a bit, and we still didn't fully predict the demand for it. I take that as a big vote of confidence in how fans are enjoying my new art style, which I unveiled in the first issue. I think of this book as a breakout work for me, and as the series goes along, I'd like to think that it keeps getting better and better. (Co-writer) Ron Marz and I are hard at work on the conclusion, so I just hope that all the fans that want to will be able to track down issue #1."
"The CrossGen team is thrilled by the reader and retailer reaction to our trio of triumphs," stated CrossGen Director of Marketing and Communications Bill Rosemann. "LADY DEATH, BRATH, and CHIMERA explore three different genres in three wildly different ways but with one successful result. So watch out for those second issues, because even though we overprinted, we have a feeling that they were under ordered and will soon be following the first issues right off the shelves!"
The following issues are available through Diamond while supplies last: BRATH #2 (JAN032053) BRATH #3 (FEB031832) BRATH #4 (MAR032070) BRATH #5 (APR032102) CHIMERA #2 (JAN032054) CHIMERA #3 (FEBO31833) CHIMERA #4 (APR032103) LADY DEATH #2 (JAN032051) LADY DEATH #3 (FEBO31831) LADY DEATH #4 (MAR032069) LADY DEATH #5 (APR032101)
The publisher also advises retailers to check their orders on SOLUS #1, which while also overprinted, is also experiencing heavier than anticipated order activity.