Super Dinosaur #2 Sells Out, Goes Back to Press
BERKELEY, CA — 2 June 2011 — The speedy sellout of SUPER DINOSAUR #1 was no fluke: The second issue of Robert Kirkman and Jason Howard’s new all-ages superhero series has sold out at the distribution level and is heading back to press.
The second collaboration between the ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN team of Kirkman and Howard, SUPER DINOSAUR is an action-packed all-ages romp created with younger readers in mind, but with more than enough bite to appeal to more seasoned fans.
“A lot of times, people see ‘all-ages’ and think ‘kids’ book,’ but the whole point of a good all-ages book is that it’s geared toward readers of any age,” said Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson. “People tend to forget that all the classic superhero comics of the Silver and Bronze Ages were essentially all-ages comics, and SUPER DINOSAUR is very much in that vein. Robert and Jason wanted to create thrilling adventure stories that their children could read, whilst still crafting something meaty enough for older readers.”
“Jason and I are having a blast with SUPER DINOSAUR, and we couldn’t be happier that readers are responding to it the way they are,” added Kirkman. “We’re getting lots of mail from younger readers — lots of drawings and it feels really good to be doing something that has the potential to create a whole new generation of comic book fans.”
The second printing of SUPER DINOSAUR #2 (APR118191), a 32-page color comic book priced at $2.99 is available for re-order now with an in-store date of June 29, coinciding with the release of the third printing of SUPER DINOSAUR #1 (MAR118293) and SUPER DINOSAUR #3 (APR110522). For more information about Super Dinosaur, visit http://superdinosaur.com/.
ABOUT ROBERT KIRKMAN
Robert Kirkman is a New York Times bestselling author known for being the cultural zeitgeist of the comic book industry. Following the grassroots success of the self-published Battle Pope (2000), Kirkman caught the eye of Image Comics founding partner Erik Larsen. After several short-term projects (SuperPatriot and TechJacket), he achieved superstar status in 2003 with Invincible and The Walking Dead . During a subsequent stint at Marvel Comics, he gained many new fans with the haunting and hilarious Marvel Zombies. MTV translated Kirkman’s Invincible into a motion comic — one of the first in a growing industry trend. Kirkman’s SKYBOUND imprint, under the Image Comics umbrella, is committed to fostering up-and-coming talent in the industry, and all acquisitions are hand-picked by Kirkman himself. Kirkman won the 2010 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series for The Walking Dead. AMC’s interpretation of the comic, helmed by Frank Darabont and Gale Anne Hurd, has received glowing reviews from critics and fans alike, and continues to garner the highest ratings for the network, making it a game changer for groundbreaking television on cable. For more information about Skybound, visit http://www.skyboundent.com/.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.