Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Project Superpowers: Blackcross #1 Sells Out Ahead of Second Printing


Retailers can get behind a good thing and boy, have they gotten behind Dynamite Entertainment's Project Superpowers: Blackcross #1. It might help that it's written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Colton Worley, but still, selling out its entire first printing prior to the series launch says something positive about the book. To satisfy demand, Project Superpowers: Blackcross #1 will be made available to retailers with a second printing that features an all-new cover from artist Darick Robertson, featuring the fan-favorite character Black Terror.

"We're once again humbled by the support that our retail partners have given this title," says Dynamite CEO and Publisher Nick Barrucci. "It seems only fitting to pair Warren's latest comic outing with Darick Roberson, his partner on the mind-blowing Transmetropolitan series."

The second printing is now available for order by retailers who require additional copies of Blackcross #1, listed through Diamond Comic Distributors with the item code JAN158095. The first printing of Project Superpowers: Blackcross #1 celebrated its launch with a wide selection of variant covers illustrated by many of the industry's top talents, including Jae Lee, Tula Lotay, Declan Shalvey, Robert Howard and Gabriel Hardman. While these cover editions have sold out through Diamond Comic Distributors, fans should not worry, as retailers worldwide will have copies available on the launch date.

Full press release below.
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS: BLACKCROSS #1 SELLS OUT!
DEBUT ISSUE OF WARREN ELLIS SERIES GETS SECOND PRINTING
WITH NEW COVER BY COMIC LEGEND DARICK ROBERTSON

March 3, 2015, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce that, due to overwhelming retailer support, the first issue of Project Superpowers: Blackcross has sold through its entire first printing at exclusive distributor Diamond Comics prior to the series launch tomorrow, Wednesday, March 4th. To satisfy demand, issue #1 of the new series by veteran comic writer Warren Ellis and talented artist Colton Worley will be made available to retailers with a second printing that features an all-new cover from superstar artist Darick Robertson (The Boys, Happy!), featuring the fan-favorite character Black Terror.

The news comes just one day before the first printings of Project Superpowers: Blackcross #1 are scheduled to hit stores. The second printing is now available for order by retailers who require additional copies of Blackcross #1, listed through Diamond Comic Distributors with the item code JAN158095.

Early reviews of Warren Ellis' debut title through Dynamite Entertainment have been extremely favorable. Todd Allen of comicsbeat.com says that Blackcross is "recommended for those who like their comics on the dark and sinister side," while Mat Elfing of Comicvine.com complimented Worley's impressive contribution, saying, "The mixture of contemporary storytelling through art with the pulp feel makes this issue, on the art side of things, a real stand out."

"We're once again humbled by the support that our retail partners have given this title," says Dynamite CEO and Publisher Nick Barrucci. "It seems only fitting to pair Warren's latest comic outing with Darick Roberson, his partner on the mind-blowing Transmetropolitan series."

The first printing of Project Superpowers: Blackcross #1 celebrated its launch with a wide selection of variant covers illustrated by many of the industry's top talents, including Jae Lee, Tula Lotay, Declan Shalvey, Robert Howard, and Gabriel Hardman. While these cover editions have sold out through Diamond Comic Distributors, fans should not worry, as retailers worldwide will have copies available on the launch date.




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About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.


All characters, names, logos, etc. are ™ and © their respective owners.  Press release written by Kevin Pearl and Keith Davidsen.

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