He-Man Debut Sells Out
By Brian Jacks
Image Comics has announced that Diamond has completely sold out of MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1 by Val Staples, Emiliano Stanalucia and Marco Failla.
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1 was Diamond Comics Distributors' top-selling comic for the month of November 2002. The first of four issues returning He-Man and company to comics after a lengthy absence, MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1 featured three covers, by Santalucia, J. Scot Campbell and Tim Townsend and Earl Norem, respectively. All three versions of the first issue arrived in stores on December 11.
"I'm getting a slight sense of deja vu with this news," said Image Publisher/Vice-President Jim Valentino. "Just a little over a year ago, we were announcing that the first issue of GI JOE had immediately sold out; now it's happening again with MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE!"
"As is customary with Image titles, we printed enough copies of MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE for a healthy number of reorders, but it's clear that we underestimated the demand for this title," said Image Director of Marketing Eric Stephenson. "A second printing of MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE
#1 is on the way, though, and should be available in early January, featuring an all-new cover by Santalucia."