Top Cow announces 'Wanted' #2 sells out

Mon, February 2nd, 2004 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Founder/Former Owner

Official Press Release

Diamond is currently reporting that Top Cow and Image Comics' Wanted #2 has

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

Row edition.

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.

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