Official Press Release
From stories of demonic possession to robotic dino arms, Robert Kirkman’s new Skybound imprint at Image Comics has made a very promising start! Not only are WITCH DOCTOR, the grisly medical horror miniseries, and the dynamic all ages ongoing SUPER DINOSAUR getting great reviews, but they are also proving to be massively popular with fans.
While writer Brandon Seifert and artist Lukas Ketner’s WITCH DOCTOR #1 may still be available through some comic book retailers, the first printing copies are limited to current stock. SUPER DINOSAUR #3, by Kirkman and his former ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN co-creator, artist Jason Howard, is also sold out at distribution level. A second printing is underway for both and will arrive back on shelves later this month.
“I’ve been very selective in what my Skybound imprint will publish,” explained Kirkman. “Not only has Image been at the forefront of the creator owned movement since it began, but is increasingly known for maintaining relentless quality across a variety of genres. I’m pleased that the Skybound titles fit in so nicely with the rest of the line up!”
A second printing of WITCH DOCTOR #1 (MAY118278), a 32-page full-color horror comic for $2.99, is available for order now and will be back in stores on July 27. A second printing of SUPER DINOSAUR #3 (MAY118257), a 32-page all ages sci-fi adventure comic, will also be available in stores on July 27 for $2.99.
For more information about the awesomeness that is SUPER DINOSAUR, visit http://www.superdinosaur.com/, and for more information about the gruesome practices and procedures of WITCH DOCTOR, visit http://www.witchdoctorcomic.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.