'Lady Death #1' sells out

Mon, April 7th, 2003 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

Official Press Release

Diamond Comics Distributors is sold out of BRIAN PULIDO'S LADY DEATH #1.

After receiving a flurry of reorders, the distributor has shipped out every

available copy of the first issue of the dark fantasy adventure, which

stormed into comic shops on February 12th.

LADY DEATH is leading a trend for debut issues from CrossGen Entertainment,

as-despite aggressive overprinting-inventory of BRATH #1, the first issue of

the barbaric adventure, and CHIMERA #1, the opening chapter of the

computer-enhanced sci-fi thriller, is also quickly dwindling.

"I'm honestly surprised at the reaction to the new LADY DEATH," stated

writer Brian Pulido. "Both retailers and readers have embraced it, which

feels great. At the same time, the critical reaction has also been strong,

and that's new for me. Mark Alessi and the entire CrossGen team are

challenging me to do my best, and I'm digging deep to make this a fresh take

on the medieval fantasy epic."

"After months and months of working on a new title, the sweetest words you

can hear is 'The print run sold out," said BRATH writer Chuck Dixon. "It

vindicates the entire team for all those weeks of suspense."

"I couldn't be more happy with how well CHIMERA has been received," said

co-writer/artist Brandon Peterson. "We overprinted issue #1 quite a bit, and

we still didn't fully predict the demand for it. I take that as a big vote

of confidence in how fans are enjoying my new art style, which I unveiled in

the first issue. I think of this book as a breakout work for me, and as the

series goes along, I'd like to think that it keeps getting better and

better. (Co-writer) Ron Marz and I are hard at work on the conclusion, so I

just hope that all the fans that want to will be able to track down issue

#1."

"The CrossGen team is thrilled by the reader and retailer reaction to our

trio of triumphs," stated CrossGen Director of Marketing and Communications

Bill Rosemann. "LADY DEATH, BRATH, and CHIMERA explore three different

genres in three wildly different ways but with one successful result. So

watch out for those second issues, because even though we overprinted, we

have a feeling that they were under ordered and will soon be following the

first issues right off the shelves!"

 
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