"After The Cape" #1 Sells Out!

Tue, March 27th, 2007 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

BERKELEY, CA -- Image Comics is pleased to announce

that the first issue of AFTER THE CAPE has sold out at the

distributor. The gritty story of a superhero's fall from grace is

connecting with fans, reviewers and retailers alike. Image and

Shadowline are considering a second print run.

"We overprinted this issue by 30% so we're over-thrilled to have a

sellout on our hands," says co-writer and Shadowline head honcho Jim

Valentino. "Since the news hit about the sellout there's been a spike

in re-orders. We're watching those numbers, and if retailers demand

it, we will go back to press. So get those re-orders in now, folks!"

AFTER THE CAPE tells the story of Ethan Falls, a man who had

everything: family, fame, success, and super powers. The cape wasn't

just a costume, but a proud symbol of what he had become ... until a

crippling addiction took it all away and propelled him towards a life

of crime. The comic features stunning artwork by Marco Rudy whose

black and white chiaroscuro style brings the anguish and grittiness

of the story to full realization.

"Everyone here at Shadowline feels very strongly about this story.

The reviews have been outstanding and the sales are reflecting those

reviews.Thanks to all the fans and retailers for supporting AFTER THE

CAPE!" says Valentino.

Image Comics advises that retailers check their orders for the rest

of the series as it continues to attract readers. AFTER THE CAPE #2

(FEB071900) and AFTER THE CAPE #3 (MAR071832) are available for order


To request more copies of AFTER THE CAPE #1 (JAN071919), please

contact Diamond Comic Distributers. Retailers can contact their

Diamond Customer Service Representative by email at


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