"Invincible" #51 sells out, second printing with new cover announced

Thu, July 31st, 2008 at 1:12pm PDT

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

"Invincible" #51, second printing cover

The brand-new era of INVINCIBLE began with a nearly instantaneous sell out at the distribution level and a new printing is on the way.

"It's tradition for the issue after a milestone like fifty to taper off, but it certainly wasn't the case here," said Kirkman. "In fact, the combination of INVINCIBLE's new costume, new sidekick and the totally kick-ass cover by Jim Lee made this the best selling issue yet. Having this sell so well after we blew through issue fifty showed me the series is healthier than its ever been."

After the status quo was completely shattered in the fiftieth issue, Kirkman and series artist Ryan Ottley rebuilt the character from the ground up, giving him an entirely new direction which acted as the perfect jumping on point for readers unfamiliar with the book while giving longtime fans what they've always wanted, right down to the spine-tingling cliffhanger. While a very limited amount of the original printing may still be available in your local comic book shop, Image will be releasing a second printing featuring an homage to the series' very first issue by Ottley.

INVINCIBLE #51 second printing, a 32-page full color comic book for $2.99, will be in stores this August.

Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. There are currently five partners in Image Comics (Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently divided into four major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, and Image Central). Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor, and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. Visit www.imagecomics.com.

TAGS:  image comics, robert kirkman, invincible, ryan ottley

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