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“Bone Rest #1” and “Grounded #1” Sell Out

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“Bone Rest #1” and “Grounded #1” Sell Out

Official Press Release

BERKELEY, CA — 15 August, 2005 — Continuing a string of debut-issue
sellouts, Image Comics announced today that both BONE REST #1 and
GROUNDED #1 have sold out at Diamond. Despite that fact that both
were supported by a 25% overship to retailers as well as Image’s
standard overprint, the books have moved through their initial print
runs, and with demand remaining high, the decision has been made to
go back to press on both, both featuring brand new covers.


GROUNDED #1 will feature a new cover by series artist Paul Azaceta,
while BONE REST #1 features a stunning collaboration between series
artist Giuseppe Camuncoli and superstar painter Gabriele Dell’Otto
(Marvel’s Secret War).

“When the news started to come in about selling out, I was
overwhelmed,” said Azaceta. “Luckily, I get to do a whole new cover
for the second printing as kind of a thank you to the fans. The new
cover has real significance to me, because I couldn’t have done it if
it wasn’t for the great response we’ve received.”


“I’m really thrilled with the response, both critically and
commercially, to GROUNDED,” added Sable. “It only gets better from
here, and although issue 2 is a great jumping-on point for new
readers, I’m glad Image is going out of its way to make sure that no
one has to miss out on our debut.”

GROUNDED, a six-issue miniseries by Mark Sable and Paul Azaceta,
tells the story of Jonathan, a normal kid sent to to a high-school
for super-powered children after making a startling discovery about
his parents. He now has to abandon his superhero fantasies and deal
with the reality that he’s actually the only kid at school WITHOUT
powers.


Meanwhile, Matteo Casali and Giuseppe Camuncoli’s BONE REST is about
a man named Adam Bone, who has come to New York to settle a
mysterious debt, but unwittingly brings about the end of days.
Critically acclaimed overseas, BONE REST #1 marks the series’ debut
in the United States.


“Since BONE REST sold out so fast, Image Comics is releasing a second
printing with a brand new cover by myself and red-hot painter
extraordinaire Gabriele Dell’Otto, who people got to know on Marvel’s
greatly successful Secret War miniseries,” explained Camuncoli. “I’m
so happy with how BONE REST has been doing that right now, if the
real Apocalypse started tomorrow, I wouldn’t even notice!”


“We are both happy and sort of surprised BONE REST #1 has sold out so
fast,” added Casali. “Even after the success it had in Italy, Germany
and France, we could but hope to get a positive feedback from the US
readers as well and… we got it!


“It’s a great feeling, because we know well how many books are out
there every week and to be granted so much confidence right from the
start is something truly amazing for us. We can only thank the
readers who decided to give BONE REST a chance – and those who
already told us they loved it in particular – and everybody at Image
Comics who made it possible.”


GROUNDED #1 2nd Printing (JUN058278) and BONE REST #1 2nd Printing
(JUN058277) are available for order now and will be in stores mid-
September. GROUNDED #2 (JUN051784) is scheduled to be in stores
August 24th, while BONE REST #2 (JUN051773) hits stores this
Wednesday and BONE REST #3 (JUL051647) is available for advance
reorder right now. Your local retailer can contact their Diamond
Customer Service Representative for ordering.

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