Skullkickers #1 Orders Blaze Past 1st Printing!

Holy crap!

Inbetween initial orders, final order cut-off and pre-release, additional late retailer orders are pouring in for Skullkickers #1 based on the momentum building and they\’ve exceeded the first printing, even with Image\’s initial overprint buffer. We\’re going to a 2nd printing even before the first print hits store shelves next week!

Snap up those 1st print #1\’s where you can on Sept 22nd.

Thank you everyone for your support!



Contact: Betsy Gomez
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SKULLKICKERS #1 sold out at distribution level, rush second printing on its way

Berkeley, CA – 15 September 2010 – SKULLKICKERS is kicking down doors all over the place, with great early reviews and advance buzz. Image Comics is proud to announce that despite a significant overprint, SKULLKICKERS #1 has already sold out at the distribution level in advance of its September 22 street date! The second printing of this phenomenal issue will be in stores October 13.

SKULLKICKERS is fantasy action-comedy written by Jim Zubkavich (POPGUN, Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki) with art by the gifted team of Edwin Huang, Chris Stevens (POPGUN) and Misty Coats.

“Everyone on the team was ecstatic about the momentum building for the book,” says Zubkavich. “Even still, when our rep told me the generous print run had sold through before our release date, I was stunned. I can’t wait until people have a chance to give issue one a read and jump on board the wild ride we have planned for the series. Image is on a roll, and we’re proud to be a part of it.”

In SKULLKICKERS, two mercenaries are entangled in a high-class assassination plot, and nothing — not werewolves, skeletons or black magic — will stop them from getting paid. If you love fantasy, action-comedy, a touch of black-hearted violence and movies like ARMY OF DARKNESS, SKULLKICKERS is the book for you!

SKULLKICKERS #1 Second Printing (AUG108013), a 32-page full-color comic book for $2.99, will be in stores October 13, 2010. SKULLKICKERS #2 (AUG100490) will be in stores October 20. Follow the Skullkickers blog at for sneak peeks and more. You can download a free preview of SKULLKICKERS using the Image Comics app from comiXology.

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

4 Responses to “Skullkickers #1 Orders Blaze Past 1st Printing!”

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  • bryan

    How many copies were printed?

  • Francisco

    The first print is impossible to find and outrageously priced if you can find it. The second print was selling for five dollars or more yesterday when it came out and not very available. I guarantee you it is being horded by dealers and will be very available for high prices next week. So how are the regular comic fans supposed to get a copy without being gouged?

    • admin

      Believe me when I tell you that we’d be more than happy to just have retailers ordering sufficient copies to keep up with demand.

      We keep promoting the book based on good reviewer/reader feedback and want the series to find a solid readership. I’d recommend getting the series added to your pull file at your local comic shop to ensure that you get a copy each month.

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