Just one day before the comic is set to hit stands, DC Comics has announced that the first issue of "Green Lantern: Rebirth" has sold out and a second printing with a new cover is planned. The highly anticipated book is set to bring Hal Jordan back to the DC Universe as Green Lantern. The full press release is reprinted below.
DC RUSHES SOLD-OUT GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH #1 BACK TO PRESS WITH NEW COVER
With the first issue of the red-hot miniseries GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH (AUG040383) sold out at DC Comics days before its in store date of October 27, the publisher has rushed the issue back to press. Written by Geoff Johns with art and cover by Ethan Van Sciver, GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH #1 Second Printing (SEP048097) is scheduled to arrive in stores on November 17 with a new cover by Van Sciver.
"I couldn't be more proud of the work we've all done on Hal Jordan's return," says Johns. "Ethan Van Sciver is about to be the artist everyone is talking about. Thanks to everyone at DC and the retailers for their support!"
"Both consumer and retailer anticipation for GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH is very high," says Bob Wayne, DC's VP - Sales & Marketing. "By getting the new printing into stores as quickly as possible, we're doing everything we can to sustain the project's momentum."
GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH #1 Second Printing (SEP048097) is available for order now and is scheduled to arrive in stores on November 17 with a cover price of $2.95 U.S. This new printing has an order increase cut-off date of Sunday, November 7. Retailers may order the issue by contacting their Diamond Customer Service Representatives or DC Sales Representatives, or by email at email@example.com.
Upcoming issues of GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH are available as follows:
- GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH #2 (SEP040317) is available for reorder and is scheduled to arrive in stores on November 24.
- GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH #3 (OCT040283) is solicited in the October issue of Previews (Volume XIV #10) and is scheduled to arrive in stores on December 22.
- GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH #4 (NOV040272) is solicited in the November issue of Previews (Volume XIV #11) and is scheduled to arrive in stores on January 24.