Thief of Thieves #1 Hits 5th Printing

People love their thieves. Image Comics is pleased to announce that readers love their thieves so much they're willing to pay for them, as Thief of Thieves #1 has been bought so many times it's on its fifth printing.

Written by Nick Spencer and illustrated by Shawn Martinbrough, Thief of Thieves #1 follows master thief Redmond's attempt to reclaim his life as Conrad Paulson. But he finds that crime, criminals and his past have a way of following him wherever he goes.

The second printing will be available July 11. The second printing of Thief of Thieves #5 will be in stores a week earlier on July 4.

Full press release below.

Debut issue will get 5th printing, #5 will get second

Berkeley, CA - June 13, 2012 — Robert Kirkman's comic book THIEF OF THIEVES continues to capture readers with its sharp, cinematic take on the crime genre. Today, Image Comics and SKYBOUND are pleased to announce that issue one of the ongoing series has sold out of its fourth printing and will get another and THIEF OF THIEVES #5 has sold out and a second printing has been scheduled. 

THIEF OF THIEVES, written by Nick Spencer and drawn by Shawn Martinbrough follows master thief Redmond's attempt to reclaim his life as Conrad Paulson. But he finds that crime, criminals and his past have a way of following him wherever he goes.

THIEF OF THIEVES #5's second printing is available to order now (APR128374) and will be in stores on July 4. The fifth printing of THIEF OF THIEVES #1 (MAY128003) will be in stores on July 11.

With this printing, THIEF OF THIEVES joins FATALE by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips and SAGA by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples as the triumvirate of new 2012 Image Comics series with five printings of their first issues. The Kirkman-created series has recently been optioned by AMC to become an original television drama.

Robert Kirkman's success and passionate advocacy for creator-owned comics led him to become the first person invited to become a partner at Image Comics since the company's inception twenty years ago. He's the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, kid-friendly Super Dinosaur, The Astounding Wolf-Man, and new title Thief of Thieves, among many others. Kirkman has earned the respect of the comic, writing and television communities and topped the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels in 2011, taking four of the top spots.  He's the creator/executive producer and writer of the hit television show, AMC's The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 120 countries and 250 million households. is your destination for all news and merchandise for Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles.

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