Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Manhattan Projects #1 Sells Out

There. Did you see it? Or were you blinking and missed it? It's ok if you missed it, as it happened so fast. If you saw it you know. If you missed it, then you should know that what you missed was the first printing of The Manhattan Projects #1, already sold out.

The series that pairs Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra has sold out at the distributor level ahead of its March 7 release date, which means that it's both highly anticipated and will have a second printing alongside the second issue on April 4.

In The Manhattan Projects #1 an alternate history is created where the US government develops an atomic bomb as a front for bringing together the world's most intelligent minds for something even more dangerous. There's a Second World War still going on, but it's happening along a slightly different path.

Full press release below.

HICKMAN'S THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS EXPLODES ONTO THE SCENE
First issue sells out, gets second printing

BERKELEY, CA — Jonathan Hickman's return to independent comics, THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #1, drawn by Nick Pitarra and Cris Peter and published by Image Comics, has sold out at the distributor level ahead of its in-store date of March 7. The issue will immediately go back to press and a second printing (JAN128125) will be in stores the same day as THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #2 (FEB120509), April 4.

Hickman previously created the Image comics THE RED WING, RED MASS FOR MARS, PAX ROMANA, and THE NIGHTLY NEWS, and his series SECRET will debut with Image on April 11. In THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS, he creates an alternate history in which the the U.S. government's development of an atomic bomb is a front for bringing together the world's brightest minds for something even more dangerous. The Second World War rages underground in ways the public can never imagine, and the men of The Manhattan Projects are the United States' last and best defense against the supernatural forces of the Axis powers.

THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS is a monthly, full-color comic book, available in comic book stores and multiple digital platforms.

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

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