IMAGE UNITED, the six-part crossover written by Robert Kirkman and featuring Image Founders Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino, makes its second coming to comic stands this Wednesday with a pre-release, distribution-level sell out!
“Considering the substantial overprint, we’re quite pleased by how quickly IMAGE UNITED has sold out,” Kirkman said. “The reception to the first issue was immense with its own sell out the day of release, but to hear it’s happening a second time, two days before, makes everyone involved very happy. This crossover is a major labor of love, so we’re very thankful for the support by both our fans and retail partners.”
IMAGE UNITED is a six-part crossover encompassing the entire Image superhero universe and features each Image founder illustrating their own characters. Since its announcement, the crossover has garnered headlines from the New York Times, USAToday and other massive media outlets with its once-in-a-lifetime approach to the superhero crossover. Despite a significant overprint, the second issue completely sold out at a distribution-level two days before release. A new printing will be released in January with a new cover by Rob Liefeld.
IMAGE UNITED #2 2nd Printing, a 32-page full color comic book for $3.99, will be in stores January 20th, 2010.
Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists.Â Since that time, Image has gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. There are currently five partners in Image Comics (Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently divided into four major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, and Image Central). Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor, and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. Visit www.imagecomics.com.