Official Press Release
completely sold out of its print run through the distributor. The issue arrived
into comic book stores last Wednesday, January 28th, along with Wanted #1 Death
After hearing the news, writer Mark Millar proclaims, "It's both heart-warming
and frightening to think there's that many sick bastards out there, isn't it?"
Artist JG Jones reflects, "We have tapped into the Grand Theft Auto demographic
here, something only a crazy Scotsman could pull off. I'm happy to be along for
the sick roller coaster ride."
Wanted #1 Death Row edition continues to move through Diamond. "Wanted #1 Death
Row edition was the #1 advance re-ordered book through Diamond the week before
it hit stands," says Joel Elad, Top Cow Director of Marketing and Sales. "It
serves as a great jump-in into the series, especially with all the bonus
Retailers can still reorder copies of Wanted #1 Death Row edition through
Diamond. Top Cow will make an announcement later this week regarding a 2nd
printing of Wanted #2, which would hit stores with the next issue, Wanted #3,
on March 10th, 2004.
Top Cow was founded in December of 1992 and currently publishes its line of
comic books in 21 languages in over 55 different countries. The company has
launched 20 franchises (18 original and 2 licensed) in the industry's Top 10,
seven at #1, a feat accomplished by no other publisher in the last two
decades. Its flagship franchise Witchblade was TNT's #1 original film of
2000. Virtually all of Top Cow's other properties are in development as
feature films, live action television or animation. Top Cow has also
successfully licensed and merchandised its franchises into toys, statues,
clothing, lithographs, puppets, posters, shot glasses, lighters, lunch pails,
wall scrolls, mouse pads, die cast cars, calendars, Christmas ornaments,
Halloween masks, trading cards, standees, video games and role playing games.