Official Press Release
Atlanta, GA – Desperado Publishing has been informed by Diamond Comic Distributors that all copies of the Image Comics-released title The Looking Glass Wars: Hatter M #1 that the distributor had on hand have been sold. Series creator, Frank Beddor, has given the last of his personal copies to Diamond to fulfill recent reorders so the title has now officially and completely sold out of its print run of 9000.
“It’s a good day for a creator when his distributor sends a purchase order to buy up his own personal stash,” commented series writer, Frank Beddor.
“This is the type of problem a publisher hopes to have,” said Desperado Publishing publisher, Joe Pruett. “We believed that this book was really good and we hoped that others would feel the same way. Judging by the response it’s getting both from fans and from critics, I guess they do. And just wait until they see issue #2.”
Originally released on December 7, The Looking Glass Wars: Hatter M #1 tells the story of Royal Bodyguard Hatter Madigan, who after being shot through an exit portal into a world far different from his own, finds himself in Paris, France in the year 1859, shockingly separated from Princess Alyss of Wonderland. Pledged to protect the princess after the bloody coup that killed her parents at the start of the Looking Glass Wars, Hatter’s search for Alyss commences immediately and continues incessantly leaving the whispers and totems of myth in his non-stop wake. Put to rest any delusions or disinformation you may have of the tea guzzling madman of faux literary history and prepare to expand your consciousness as the saga of Hatter Madigan and his relentless search for Alyss, Wonderland’s lost princess, unfolds in this upcoming series.
The four issue mini-series features a story by Frank Beddor and Liz Cavalier with full color art by Ben Templesmith. Beddor is the author of The Looking Glass Wars novels, currently only available in the UK, but soon to be released in the US through Penguin Young Readers Group, as well as producer of the hugely popular Hollywood film, There’s Something About Mary.
This sell out is due in part to the rave reviews the title has been receiving. Here are just a few of those comments:
“Comic readers are lucky to have this book…” – Brian Truitt, The Washington Examiner
“This is an excellent book filled with action, horror, and humor. Frank Beddor and Liz Cavalier wrote a stunning story; Desperado Publishing has a franchise in the making here.” – John L. Daniels Jr., ComicCritique.com
“The story is at times sweet, raw, inventive and hilarious.” – Robert Taylor, HeroRealm.com
“Ben Templesmith rocks the house in Hatter M.” – Dexter K. Flowers, BrokenFrontier.com
“The writer masterfully intertwines pop culture with the macabre.” – Ariel Carmona, Jr., SilverBulletComicbooks.com
“This issue is creativity at its best. It is rare to read a comic like Hatter M. If you are tired of reading the same old superhero comics and want something new to try, then try Hatter M. Originality at its highest.” – Phillip Hayes, PaperbackReader.com
“It’s a mad, mad world that everyone should be reading.” – Hilary Goldstein, IGN.com
“Frank Beddor and Liz Cavalier make literary magic with the precocious debut of Hatter M.” – Paul Dale Roberts, Jazmaonline.com
If demand warrants, a second printing of the first issue may become available in time for this year’s convention season.
There is still time to order copies of The Looking Glass Wars: Hatter M #2. The order code to do so is: DEC051775.
To learn more about The Looking Glass Wars: Hatter M and other Desperado Publishing series, log onto: www.desperadopublishing.com
About Desperado Publishing:
Atlanta, Georgia-based Desperado Publishing in partnership with Image Comics is set to release a daring line-up containing titles both existing and brand new by some of the comic industry’s biggest names. Always a visionary, publisher Joe Pruett is well known throughout comics as one of the finest assessors of talent and has discovered many of today’s biggest names. Some of those joining him at Desperado Publishing are Bob Burden, Phil Hester, John McCrea, Paul Jenkins, Garth Ennis, Andrew Robinson, Keith Giffen, Tony Harris, Brian Bolland, Bernie Wrightson, Bruce Jones and P. Craig Russell. A sampling of titles you can expect to see include: Flaming Carrot, Negative Burn, Paul Jenkins’ Sidekick, The Looking Glass Wars: Hatter M, The Atheist, Deadworld, and Dusty Star. More information can be found by logging onto their web site at www.desperadopublishing.com
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