Official Press Release
RUNNEMEDE, NJ – Dynamite Entertainment announced today that The Boys issue #7 sold out within a day of hitting stores, with Diamond Comic Distributor’s re-ordering Dynamite’s available stock (orders are still being filled by Diamond, and retailers who ordered may still have stock). Not to be outdone, the trade paperback collection of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s controversial smash hit series sold out at many retailers across the country as the orders and re-orders were shipping to Diamond. Additionally, Dynamite has released images and information announcing The Boys #9, which is scheduled for an August release!
Dynamite stated, “A sell out of issue #7 within a day of shipping is a great sign. Diamond over ordered it, and we overprinted, and demand is greater than the supply! And the trade collection has been a monster seller! It’s a great way for The Boys to begin their Dynamite launch! Retailers who are sold out should re-order 1st prints soon, as we anticipate this TPB being out of print very soon (and of course, when that happens, we will create a new printing!) As always, we want to express thanks to the fans and retailers for all their support, devotion and confidence. The anticipation and hype for The Boys continues to be outstanding, and now with the upcoming release of issue #8 and today’s announcement for #9, it looks like things are becoming bigger and better as the series rolls on. Also, congratulations to Garth and Darick- the guys have really set a new standard of dedication when it comes to The Boys, and now everyone’s hard work has paid off. Thanks, guys!”
About the sell out of issue #7 and TPB, as well as the upcoming release of issues #8 in July and #9 in August, Garth Ennis stated: “Oh, yes. Everything’s coming together… very nicely…”
And Darick Robertson exclaimed, “Launching the book with dual signings in Manhattan, (thanks to Hanley’s Universe and Midtown Comics) Garth and I got a first hand view of the very palpable enthusiasm that ‘The BOYS’ has upon it’s return to the shelves. The sell through is just amazing. It’s gone further than I ever would have imagined.
“When many folks were speculating our demise upon the cancellation, our numbers actually went up. Thank you to each and every one of you that vocally supported and waited for ‘The BOYS’ to return and thank you to DC Comics for being so professional and cooperating to create this expedient return to a monthly schedule.
“Of course, without the enthusiastic hard work of Nick Barrucci and the Dynamite staff, none of this would have happened. We’re in good hands at Dynamite and the book is well on its way to resuming the momentum we began at Wildstorm last Summer.”
Due to the overwhelming demand and strong praise in the form of reviews and comments from fans both new and old, DYNAMITE requests specialty retailers review and review their orders for issue #8 (MAY07 3337) still available for advance re-order and as well as the upcoming issue #9 (JUN073396) available for initial orders.
For any fans who may have perhaps been living, as they say, under a rock for the last several months, The Boys was originally published by DC/Wildstorm until being cancelled with issue #6. After much outcry and speculation, the series was announced as being picked up by Dynamite Entertainment — the new publishers beginning with issue #7, as well as the Trade Paperback collection of the Six DC/Wildstorm Issues. And now you know, the rest of the story…
DYNAMITE PRESENTS The Boys #9 (JUN07 3396) By Garth Ennis (Writer) and Darick Robertson (Artist, Cover Artist)
The most talked about comic of the year continues from DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT, writer/co-creator Garth Ennis and artist/co-creator Darick Robertson!
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