Friday, September 13, 2013

Hit #1 Sells Out and Goes to Second Print


It's too easy to say that Hit #1 from BOOM! Studios is a hit, but that's exactly what it is. The Bryce Carlson/Vanesa R. Del Ray collaboration has sold out at the distributor level so the publisher has rushed to a second printing. That doesn't mean you can't still find a first printing of the first issue, but it might be a little tougher now that's so successul.

"We're thrilled to announce HIT #1 has sold out of its first print," says BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. "HIT is one of the series I'm most proud of this year. It's always a great feeling when something you believe in is embraced by comic book readers."

Los Angeles. It’s 1955. It’s dark. It’s sexy. It’s dangerous. Everyone has an angle. And while infamous gangster Mickey Cohen rots in a prison cell, Los Angeles ignores the blackest parts of the city’s heart…where clandestine groups of LAPD detectives moonlight as sanctioned hitmen knows as “Hit Squads.”

Hit #1 second print ships with a striking new cover by Del Rey with a retail price of $3.99 through Preview Plus and should arrive in stores alongside issue #2 on October 2nd. Full press release below.
HIT #1 SELLS OUT
GOES TO SECOND PRINT

 
  

September 12th, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA - BOOM! Studios is proud to announce that HIT #1, the debut original comic from writer Bryce Carlson (ADVENTURE TIME) and newcomer artist Vanesa R. Del Rey, has sold out at the distributor level so the publisher has rushed to a second printing.

Comic book fans should keep in mind first printings of HIT #1 may still be found at the local comic shop nearest you. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one!

HIT #1 sold out of its 10,000 copy print run within a week of its release.

"We're thrilled to announce HIT #1 has sold out of its first print," says BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. "HIT is one of the series I'm most proud of this year. It's always a great feeling when something you believe in is embraced by comic book readers."

WHY WE LOVE IT: We’re suckers for classic film noir, crime comics, and pulp detective novels. We love the secret history of law enforcement in our hometown, Los Angeles. Mostly, we love stories about good men making hard decisions in unforgiving circumstances.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: HIT is a dark crime drama filled with murderers, rapists, and drug lords…and the men who will stop at nothing to bring them to justice. If you’re a fan of CRIMINAL, PARKER, or TUMOR, then HIT is the series for you.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Los Angeles. It’s 1955. It’s dark. It’s sexy. It’s dangerous. Everyone has an angle. And while infamous gangster Mickey Cohen rots in a prison cell, Los Angeles ignores the blackest parts of the city’s heart…where clandestine groups of LAPD detectives moonlight as sanctioned hitmen knows as “Hit Squads.”

“Taking its name to heart, ‘Hit’ #1 proves to be a wonderfully surprising read with a compelling plot and complex characters, courtesy of Bryce Carlson in the writer's chair and Vanesa R. Del Rey on art.” - CBR

“It’s mightily impressive – return to the comic shop and buy.” - Geeks Unleashed

“‘Hit’ #1 is a dense story with some great twists that will appeal to any noir crime fan.” - Newsarama

“As you can probably already tell, ‘Hit’ is noirish done right. The art looks great, the narration rings true, and the plot goes in the darkest of directions.” - Multiversity

HIT #1 second print ships with a striking new cover by Vanesa R. Del Rey with a retail price of $3.99 through Preview Plus and should arrive in stores alongside issue #2 on October 2nd.


ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN, and other many great titles.

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