Media Release — The third issue of SACRIFICE, the self-published, creator-owned fantasy/action comic book by Sam Humphries and Dalton Rose, has sold out its initial print run — two days before it is scheduled to go on sale!
To meet sustained demand at the retail level, a second printing of the third issue will be released, with a new variant cover by artist Dalton Rose and art director Dylan Todd. The second printing is immediately available for ordering by comic book stores, and will begin shipping early next week.
The newest comic book from OUR LOVE IS REAL writer Sam Humphries and rising star Dalton Rose, SACRIFICE is a full-color, six-issue limited series about Hector, a native of the 21st century who is forced to survive during the brutal Aztec Empire. The book features color by Pete Toms, lettering by Troy Peteri, production by Phil Smith, art direction by Dylan Todd, and is edited by Alejandro Arbona (CASANOVA, INVINCIBLE IRON MAN).
Excessive demand has led to retailers buying all available copies of the third issue before the official on-sale date, creating a sell out at the distributor level. Over 60 comic book stores across the US and Canada will have copies of SACRIFICE issue three available when it hits shelves this Wednesday, February 15.
TFAW.com, the official online partner of SACRIFICE, has limited quantities of SACRIFICE issue three available for pre-order on their website to readers around the world. “The Obsidian Edition” cover variant is restricted to 250 copies and available exclusively at TFAW.com.
This is the third consecutive advance sell out for SACRIFICE; issues one and two both went back to press for second printings.
SACRIFICE issue three will also be available via same-day digital distribution starting Wednesday, February 15th on digital comic book platforms comiXology and Graphicly, whose users can downloaded and enjoy SACRIFICE immediately on the Web as well as iOS and Android devices.
“Rest assured, it’s cool…if you’re even slightly interested you should pick it up,” raved Ain’t It Cool News.
“Aztecs vs. Joy Division fans…You haven’t even thought of such a thing. Humphries & Rose have. Listen,” said Kieron Gillen, writer of PHONOGRAM, UNCANNY X-MEN, and THOR.
“It’s the ecstasy generation plunged into Aztec society, one young man taking a psychedelic trip to the past. A very messy, ugly, and brutal past,” said Rich Johnston of Bleeding Cool.
“SACRIFICE sees Humphries take a chance on self-publishing a more ambitious and personal narrative,” observed Comics Alliance.
SACRIFICE is supported by an extensive variant cover/retailer incentive campaign. In addition to the TFAW-exclusive Obsidian Edition, SACRIFICE is available in the Jade Edition (limited to 100 copies) with artwork by superstar AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES artist, Paul Azaceta. SACRIFICE is available in New England courtesy of an exclusive distribution agreement with the New England Retail Alliance, serving comic book stores in the American northeast.
More information on SACRIFICE, including a list of participating retailers, online ordering, and digital download information, is available online at www.aztecsforever.com.
Sam Humphries is a comic book writer living in Los Angeles. His work includes SACRIFICE, OUR LOVE IS REAL, VIRGINIA, CBGB: THE COMIC BOOK, and FRAGGLE ROCK. He will be writing JOHN CARTER: GODS OF MARS for Marvel Comics and FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES for BOOM! Studios this spring. He was named one of the top comic book creators to watch in 2012 by both iFanboy and Newsarama. In a previous life, he was the architect of MySpace Comic Books. You can find him online at samhumphries.com.
Dalton Rose grew up in the dense woodland of Snohomish, Washington. He received his Master of Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He currently lives in Woodinville, Washington. You can find him online at DaltonJamesRose.com.
SACRIFICE #3 (of 6) “BREAK THEM DOWN, NO MERCY SHOWN”
Writer: Sam Humphries
Artist: Dalton Rose
Colored by: Pete Toms
Letterer: Troy Peteri
Production: Phil Smith
Art Director: Dylan Todd
Editor: Alejandro Arbona
On-sale date: February 15, 2012
Format: Standard size, full color, 24 pages
Publisher: Self-published, self-distributed
Cover price: $3.99
FIRST PRINTING cover by Dalton Rose, limited to 1,100 copies!
THE JADE EDITION variant cover by Paul Azaceta, limited to 100 copies!
THE OBSIDIAN EDITION variant cover! Available EXCLUSIVELY at TFAW.COM and Things From Another World retail stores! Limited to 250 copies!
“Rest assured, it’s cool…if you’re even slightly interested, you should pick it up.” — AIN’T IT COOL NEWS
“It’s the ecstasy generation plunged into Aztec society, one young man taking a psychedelic trip to the past. A very messy, ugly, and brutal past.” — RICH JOHNSTON, Bleeding Cool
“Aztecs vs. Joy Division fans…You haven’t even thought of such a thing. Humphries & Rose have. Listen.” — KIERON GILLEN, writer of PHONOGRAM, UNCANNY X-MEN, and THOR
Hector and the Royal Rebel are on the run, hunted by greatest warrior in the history of the Aztec Empire! Does he want their blood, or something else? Whose heart will end up on the altar of the god of war?
Join Hector, a dude on a one-way trip through the past, the present, and the psychedelic into the the glory of the Aztec Empire in SACRIFICE — a new comic book by SAM HUMPHRIES (writer of OUR LOVE IS REAL, one of iFanboy’s “Top 5 New Writers to Watch in 2012”, and one of Newsarama’s “10 Creators to Watch in 2012”) and rising star DALTON ROSE.
SACRIFICE is a full-color, self-published, six-issue limited series with colors by PETE TOMS, lettering by TROY PETERI, production by PHIL SMITH, art direction by DYLAN TODD, and edited by ALEJANDRO ARBONA.