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