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Luckily I picked up my copy of After The Cape #1 this week, but many others may not be so lucky. Image Comics let Major Spoilers know the title has sold out at the distributor.

“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!”

You heard the man, get your re-orders in (grin).

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.

via Image Comics

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Stephen Schleicher

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. March 25, 2007 at 8:57 am — Reply

    This confuses me. I cannot for the life of me find a copy of this book. We had ZERO orders or discussion of it, and when I mentioned it to my manager, he said there were no special orders, so we didn’t get any copies. (This is actually what happens with several Image titles, notably Savage Dragon. We used to get one issue per month of SD, and every month it’d go right into the back issue bins.)

    Strangely, though, neither of the stores in Lawrence (a college town known for selling out of esoteric comics) ordered ANY copies, and both managers there mentioned that I’m the only one to have asked about it… It looks like an interesting book, and I had considered recapping it…

    Anybody have any recommendations on whether it’s worth my $2.39?

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