Choker #1 sells out, second printing to follow

Tue, March 9th, 2010 at 4:59pm PST

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

CHOKER #1, the first of a six-issue detective noir series by industry superstar BEN TEMPLESMITH and writer BEN MCCOOL, is completely sold out at the distribution level. Image Comics is rushing a second printing to press, for release alongside CHOKER #2 on March 17.

"The response to CHOKER has been tremendous!" Templesmith exclaims. "Thanks to all the readers and everyone who has joined us at CHOKER events around the country. It's more than a couple of blokes could ask for!"

McCool adds, "This wouldn't be possible without the readers. So, big thanks for reading CHOKER. I hope you're having as absolute a blast with it as we are!"

"We are incredibly proud to be working with Templesmith and McCool on CHOKER, and we're as thrilled as they are about the phenomenal response to the first issue," says Image Publisher Eric Stephenson. "Their work on the series is unmatched, and I can't wait to see readers' response to the rest of the series."

CHOKER stars Johnny "Choker" Jackson, once one of Shotgun City's most promising police officers, is a bitter private detective with a terrible case of Alien Hand Syndrome. But he's unexpectedly been offered a job back on the force, provided he can nail a twisted drug dealer selling a very exclusive product, that is...

CHOKER #1 Second Printing, a 32-page full color comic book for $3.99, will be in stores March 17, 2010, the same day as CHOKER #2 (JAN100458).

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of four major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

TAGS:  image comics, choker, ben templesmith, ben mccool

 
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