The acclaimed all-ages comic from Chris Samnee and Laura Samnee, JONNA AND THE UNPOSSIBLE MONSTERS #1, is being reprinted.
The press release follows:
Media Release — The Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group is thrilled to announce that the first issue printing of the all-ages single-issue series Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters, in which two sisters struggle on a journey against incredible “unpossible” monsters of all shapes and sizes from the creative team of Chris Samnee, Laura Samnee, Matthew Wilson, and Crank!, has sold out at the distribution level and is heading for an immediate reprint. The second printing features the already-iconic first issue cover by Chris Samnee as reimagined by colorist Matthew Wilson.
Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters has been positively reviewed across news and media, with Entertainment Weekly commenting on “the joy of seeing a talented and prolific artist step up to the challenge of telling their own story,” and David Harper of SKTCHD saying, “[…] I view this as potentially ‘next Bone’ levels of goodness.” Oliver Sava of The A.V. Club said, “Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters #1 filled me with joy from beginning to end,” and Chase Magnett of ComicBook.com commented, “Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters reminded me how to read comics and, perhaps more importantly, why I read comics.”
“We are overwhelmed by the amazing response from stores and readers alike for Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters. It’s fantastic that we’re able to bring the first issue in this incredible series by Chris Samnee and Laura Samnee back,” said James Lucas Jones, publisher of Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group. “Our hope is that the story of Jonna and her sister Rainbow resonates with new and established comics readers alike, just as it did with our team.”
Rainbow has been searching for her sister, Jonna, for a year. The last time she saw Jonna was also the first time she saw one of the strange monsters that now roam the planet. They’re big, ugly, and dangerous creatures that have driven humanity to the brink of extinction. Though there isn’t much hope for survival out in the wild, Rainbow knows that her sister is out there somewhere—and she’ll do anything to find her.
Print copies of Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters #1 continue to be available at your local comic book store. Digital copies are available for purchase from comiXology and other digital retailers.
The final order cutoff for the Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters issue #1 reprint is March 22, 2021, it will be available in stores and online on April 14, 2021. The Diamond Previews code for Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters #1 second printing is FEB218316. Final order cutoff for Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters #2 has been updated to March 29, 2021, in light of the second printing of issue #1, with a new on-sale date of April 21, 2021.
“Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters finds Samnee working in an Avatar: The Last Airbender mode, or after having read the Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind manga by Hayao Miyazaki a thousand times without sleeping.” — The Comics Beat
About the Company
The Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group is a premier comic book and graphic novel publisher located in Portland, Oregon. Merged with Lion Forge Comics in 2019 but established in 1997, Oni Press publishes a thoughtfully curated line of award-winning original and licensed graphic novels and comic books for readers of all ages. Oni Press also publishes inclusive sex education, gender studies & erotica graphic novels under the Limerence Press imprint. Notable titles from the Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group include: The Tea Dragon Society, Sheets, Gender Queer, A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns, Scott Pilgrim, Stumptown, Achewood, Sanrio’s Gudetama, and Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty™.