"Butcher Baker" #2 Sells Out, Goes Back to Press

Thu, April 14th, 2011 at 2:15pm PDT

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

As the reprint of the first issue of BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER returns to stores, news of distribution-level sell out of the simultaneously-released second issue has been confirmed. That’s right, just weeks after the news of the first issue sell out of this explosive first issue of the new comic book from writer Joe Casey and artist Mike Huddleston, the second issue has sold out just as quickly as the first!

In the second issue of this maniacal, bombastic title, the superhero BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER, plows through expectations of heroism in his continued search to flush out the criminal population. Butcher, with patriotic and violent splendor, interacts with some memorable characters, including a well-intended though misguided trooper.

Two issues in, BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER has not only burned through two issues' worth of initial orders, but it's also receiving many accolades from the press:

"…a grindhouse superhero comic where nothing is off-limits. …the second issue is even better, as Casey introduces Baker’s rogues and delves deeper into the soul beneath his tough exterior." -- Onion AV Club

"It’s a comic that revels in being a comic, taking advantage of the medium to both inhabit and comment upon its dominant genre, the superhero." -- Comic Book Resources

"Mike Huddleston's two distinct art styles complement each other perfectly and I've scarcely seen a comic that balanced black & white and colored sequences so effortlessly." -- IGN

"Casey has been on a tear as of late with several off-kilter gems that take the stereotypical world of superheroes and action and turn it on its head." -- Newsarama

"This book is vulgar and badass while also being a hell of a lot of fun. If you're easily offended, keep your sensitive nature away from this book." -- Multiversity

Joe Casey himself commented: "The Liberty Belle rolls on down the highway. Nice to see such a good response to our little bedtime story so far. Mike and I are having a blast, and the more readers that wanna join the party, the better."

BUTCHER BAKER ,THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER #2 Second Printing (MAR118139), a raunchy 32-page full-color political/sexploitation superhero comic book, will be on sale May 25, 2011 as well as BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER #3 (MAR110573).

ABOUT JOE CASEY

Joe Casey is a founding partner of Man of Action Studios, a creative development company formed in 2000 by graphic novelists Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle. Based in Los Angeles and New York, Man Of Action Studios created the popular BEN 10 TV franchise as well as the new series Generator Rex. Currently they are supervising producers/story editors on the upcoming Ultimate Spider-Man animated series premiering in 2012 on Disney/XD. Man of Action wrote the X-Men and Superman comic book series and currently publish their original creations through Image Comics. They wrote the best-selling video games X-Men: Legends for Activision, and Darksiders: Wrath of War for THQ. For more information, visit www.manofaction.tv.

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS

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 five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound 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, butcher baker, joe casey, mike huddleston

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