Media Release — Image Comics is kicking off New York Comic Con 2013 with a BANG. Kieron Gillen and Ryan Kelly’s Spartan drama THREE #1 sold out instantly, as did Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare’s ROCKET GIRL #1, the two newest debuts from Image Comics. Kurtis J. Wiebe and Tyler Jenkins’ hit historical fiction series, PETER PANZERFAUST #15 released this Wednesday and has already sold out on a distributor level. ZERO #2, written by Ales Kot and illustrated by Tradd Moore, has also sold out on a distributor level one week ahead of its release to comic shops on 10/16, the second sell-out in a row for the new espionage series.
All four issues are going back to press for second printings, the latest milestone in a year of massive hits and critically-acclaimed debuts from Image Comics. The comics market is responding to creator-owned comics in a big way, and none of this would be possible without the hard work and creativity of the creators behind the comics.
Praise for THREE #1:
“The art is rustic and dramatic, conveying setting and mood together in a way that draws you in and envelops the reader. When lighting crashed, I paused waiting to hear thunder. Ryan Kelly and Jordie Bellaire combine rich colors and deep shadows to make Lakonia a living nightmare for most of its inhabitants.” – Alison Berry, Comicosity
Praise for ROCKET GIRL #1:
“Reeder’s artwork is a major selling point…she clearly understands how to deliver dazzling page layouts and striking character design. This issue has a very vibrant, playful feel, bolstered by the rich colors and expressive facial work.” – Jesse Schedeen, IGN
Praise for PETER PANZERFAUST #15:
“Every issue is a step forward and every issue seems to be better than the last. This, of course, is no exception.” – Tyler Goulet, All-Comic
Praise for ZERO #1:
“Kot and Walsh control the pace masterfully, inching out the horror so you feel its effects in every panel. Zero completes his mission, but by the end of the issue you’re not sure whether it’s worth the cost.” -James Hunt, ComicBookResources
PETER PANZERFAUST #15, ROCKET GIRL #1, and THREE #1 may still be available in comic stores, and both issues are available digitally on the Image website (imagecomics.com) and the official Image Comics iOS app, as well as on Comixology on the web (comixology.com), iOS, and Android.
The creative teams of THREE, ROCKET GIRL, PETER PANZERFAUST and ZERO will be in attendance at the New York Comic Con and signing at the Image Comics booth (#1444). They will be available during the following times:
Ales Kot (ZERO) – 11 AM
Amy Reeder & Brandon Montclare (ROCKET GIRL) – 2 PM
Kieron Gillen & Ryan Kelly (THREE) – 3 PM
Kurtis Wiebe & Tyler Jenkins (PETER PANZERFAUST) – 5 PM
Ales Kot (ZERO) – 1 PM
Kurtis Wiebe (PETER PANZERFAUST) – 2 PM
Amy Reeder & Brandon Montclare (ROCKET GIRL) – 6 PM
Amy Reeder & Brandon Montclare (ROCKET GIRL) – Noon
Kurtis Wiebe & Tyler Jenkins (PETER PANZERFAUST) – 3 PM
The second printings of THREE #1 (Diamond Code AUG138462) and ROCKET GIRL #1 AUG138463) will release on 11/13. ZERO #2’s second printing debuts on 11/13 and can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code AUG138464. PETER PANZERFAUST #15‘s second printing arrives on 11/13 and can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code AUG138466.
The PETER PANZERFAUST DELUXE HC, collecting issues #1-10, hits stores on 12/4 and can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code SEP130549. THREE #2 releases on 11/13 and can be pre-ordered now using Diamond Code SEP130644. ROCKET GIRL #2 comes out 11/13, as well, and can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code SEP130633. ZERO #2 arrives 10/16, next week, and ZERO #3 goes on sale 11/20 and can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code SEP130651.