Official Press Release
ORANGE, CA — 2 April, 2002 — Image Comics has announced that Diamond has completely sold out of TECH JACKET #1-3 by Robert Kirkman and E.J. Su. Technically part of Image’s new superhero line launched in January, TECH JACKET actually preceded the rest of the titles by two months, as #1 arrived in stores on November 20. TECH JACKET #2 hit the stands on December 18 and issue #3 went on sale January 29. All three books were over-shipped to retailers participating in Diamond’s over-ship program.
With TECH JACKET #5 due out in two weeks, Image has also announced that a trade paperback collection has been scheduled for July. TECH JACKET: LOST & FOUND will compile the series’ initial story arc as a 5″ x 7″ black-and-white paperback.
“I’ve seen some of the pages as they are going to see print in the book and I think it’s going to look just swell. And who knows, maybe if sales pick up and the book becomes a huge hit, we can do a full-color, oversized hardcover containing the first 12 issues. Those seem to be popular these days.”
“E.J. and I are very pleased with Tech Jacket’s success,” Kirkman added. “When the book was initially announced, people seemed to develop a lot of preconceived notions about what it was going to be about. I think we’ve done a good job of avoiding all that and delivering an original, exciting and lighthearted adventure tale, appropriate for young readers, yet complex enough to entertain readers of all ages.”
TECH JACKET: LOST & FOUND will be available for order in the May issue of Previews and will go on sale July 2. TECH JACKET #5 will be in stores April 16.
TECH JACKET #1 is currently available free online at www.imagecomics.com.