Image Comics joins Final Order Cutoff program

Yesterday it was announced that Dark Horse would be implementing Final Order Cutoff with Diamond Comics in an effort to give retailers more flexibility in ordering. Now you can add Image Comics to that list as well. For Image the plan starts April 20 for books shipping May 13. Full press release after the jump. PRESS RELEASE - IMAGE COMICS BEGINS THE HIGHLY DEMANDED RETAILER FINAL ORDER CUT OFF PROGRAM THIS APRIL! Image Comics to make full line available in the Diamond FOC Program! 14 April 2009 - Earlier today Diamond Comics Distributors released the details behind Image Comics' highly anticipated Final Order Cutoff program set to debut this April. “We’ve been enthusiastic about implementing FOC for quite some time now,” Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson said. “FOC allows retailers to test the waters with our all of our new projects, whether they’re by seasoned veterans or comics’ newest names with limited risk while still getting all the benefits of supporting a series from the floorboards up." The Final Order Cutoff program will include all Image Central titles and partner studios Top Cow, Todd McFarlane Productions and Silverline Books. The Final Order Cutoff retailers greater flexibility to increase, decrease and even cancel orders only twenty days before release. This will apply to not just titles shipping by the April 20th debut, but also those that have not yet shipped, giving retailers the confidence to immediately increase support of Image's full line of titles. Final Order Cutoff will begin April 20th for titles shipping May 13th. Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. There are currently five partners in Image Comics (Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently divided into four major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, and Image Central). Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor, and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. Visit