July 7th, 2008, LOS ANGELES â€“ Released on April 30th to critical acclaim, Hercules: The Thracian Wars #1 and Caliber: First Canon of Justice #1 has been a big hit with both retailers and fans. Despite efforts to satisfy the public with extra copies of Hercules and Caliber printed in case of a sellout, the demand for more continues to grow. Because of this, Radical Publishing is pleased to announce that a 2nd printing is on the way for both titles.
Barry Levine, Radical Publishing President and Publisher notes, â€œIn the past week while promoting our upcoming issue #3â€™s of Hercules and Caliber, we have received numerous calls and emails from both fans and retailers alike, wondering if we are going to do a second print on our issue #1â€™s. Weâ€™ve heard the message loud and clear and are pleased to say that a second printing of both titles are underway. Being a new publisher, Iâ€™m sure many retailers didnâ€™t expect the kind of sales our titles would produce. As a result, a lot of people underordered and were unable to place reorders due to the overwhelming demand. These limited quantity second printings will enable fans who have missed out the first time around to see how both these epics began.â€
Both Hercules: The Thracian Wars #1 2nd print and Caliber: First Canon of Justice #1 2nd print will retail for $2.99 and are available to order from Diamond Comics Distributors. Each cover has its own Diamond order code to provide retailers the choice in the amounts of each cover variant they want. This will be an option for all books published by Radical, starting in the August 2008 issue of Diamondâ€™s Previews.
HERCULES #1 (OF 5) 2ND PTG COVER A JIM STERANKO: Diamond Order Code MAY088195
HERCULES #1 (OF 5) 2ND PTG COVER B ADMIRA WIJAYA & SUNNY GHO: Diamond Order Code MAY088196
CALIBER #1 (OF 5) 2ND PTG COVER A STANLEY â€œARTGERMâ€ LAU: Diamond Order Code MAY088192
CALIBER #1 (OF 5) 2ND PTG COVER B STANLEY â€œARTGERMâ€ LAU: Diamond Order Code: MAY088193
CALIBER #1 (OF 5) 2ND PTG COVER C DAVE WILKINS: Diamond Order Code: MAY088194.