Social Media Release — Los Angeles – March 19th, 2009 – Following immediately after the news that FARSCAPE #1 has sold out of two printings and is going into a third, BOOM! Studios announced today a third printing of the second issue of the FARSCAPE comic book.
“It’s clear that excitement is high for FARSCAPE as it hits its tenth anniversary,” said Marketing and Sales Director Chip Mosher. “Fans can’t get enough.”
“We were excited just to go into a third print of FARSCAPE #1,” said Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid. “So when we found out both printings of #2 were gone, we couldn’t believe our eyes! It’s a real honor to work with The Henson Company and Rockne S. O’Bannon and the entire creative team and see such a tidal surge of interest.”
Farscape #3 (Cover A)
Diamond Comics Distributors is making the third printings of FARSCAPE #1 and #2 available for retailers to order now. The third printing of FARSCAPE #1 has an expected in-store date of April 29th.
The first printing of FARSCAPE #1 was released on Christmas Eve 2008 and sold out in a record five days while the first print of FARSCAPE #2 sold out in seven days. The fourth and final issue of the miniseries will be appearing on stands very soon.
The FARSCAPE comic series is written by FARSCAPE television series creator Rockne S. O’Bannon with script by Keith R.A. DeCandido, interior art by Tommy Patterson and cover art by fan-favorites Dennis Calero and Joseph Corroney.
Picking up directly where the television miniseries FARSCAPE: THE PEACEKEEPER WARS left off, fans can look forward to show creator O’Bannon steering their favorite characters into new and original stories, keeping with the existing canon – and then extending it!
Debuting on the SCI-FI Channel in 1998, FARSCAPE follows the adventures of astronaut John Crichton, who has a freak accident during an experimental space mission that catapults him across a thousand galaxies to an alien battlefield. Suddenly, he’s trapped among alien creatures wielding deadly technology – a battle that 20th century sci-fi pop culture never prepared him for. Hunted by a merciless military race, Crichton begins his quest for home from a distant galaxy.
A groundbreaking award-winning sci-fi production, FARSCAPE from The Jim Henson Company and [HALLMARK] has become a global favorite. Named by TV Guide as one of television’s “Best Cult Shows Ever” and most recently named by EMPIRE Magazine as one of the “50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time,” FARSCAPE is known for the overwhelming fan-based campaign that led to its miniseries production. The show has continued to find new audiences as it airs in syndication and is available on iTunes and DVD.
About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios (http://www.boom-studios.com) is a unique publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry’s biggest talents. In its inaugural year, Wizard Magazine named BOOM! “Best New Publisher.” Founded by the creator of the TV show EUREKA, Andrew Cosby, and his partner Ross Richie, BOOM! Studios continues to be on the leading edge of comic and graphic novel publishing.