Rob Liefeld’s debut issue of SNAKE EYES: DEADGAME sells out at Diamond Comic Distributors within 24 hours.
The press release follows:
Media Release — Within 24 hours of hitting comic shops, the first issue of IDW Publishing’s G.I. JOE comic book spinoff, SNAKE EYES: DEADGAME — written and illustrated by Rob Liefeld (X-Force, Deadpool), has sold out at the distributor level, prompting an immediate Second Printing to meet consumer and retailer demand!
“As I have shared with anyone and everyone, SNAKE EYES is a dream assignment and getting to depict G.I. JOE characters is one of the great thrills of my career! I am so excited that fans of all ages showed up and consumed our first issue and sold us out!” says Liefeld. “Thank you to everyone at IDW and all the fine folks at Hasbro for this opportunity — and huge thanks to all the fans for your support. The best is yet to come!”
“The heat on SNAKE EYES is undeniable!” says John Barber, IDW’s Editor-in-Chief. “And it’s justly deserved, as well. The talented Rob Liefeld and his team — Chad Bowers, Adelso Corona, and Frederico Blee — have really gone above and beyond to deliver a high-stakes, nail-biting saga that won’t soon be forgotten by G.I. JOE devotees. A job well done, everyone!”
For retailers eager to stock the Second Printing, Diamond Comic Distributors is creating a new item code and will begin taking orders shortly. Please stay tuned to IDW Publishing on social media for the latest updates.
Fans are encouraged to contact their local comic shops to snag any remaining copies of SNAKE EYES: DEADGAME #1’s First Printing before they disappear from store shelves! Visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.
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