Official Press Release
BERKELEY, CA — 13 APRIL, 2005 — Hot on the heels of the news that the first issue of LULLABY: WISDOM SEEKER is sold out nationwide, Alias Comics and Image Comics announced today that the upcoming second issue has sold out from the distributor during the first run of retailer orders – an amazing feat considering the book has not yet hit retail shelves.
“It’s a nice surprise to see an all-ages title selling so well,” says Mike S. Miller, executive director for Alias and director/co-writer for the book. “We’ve had high expectations for this book, and we’re glad to see that there’s a demand for what we’re doing.”
“Generally, we hold on to several hundred copies to sell at the conventions at full price over the summer,” continues Miller. “But once again, we’re opting to ship out a hefty portion of our extra copies to fulfill retailer reorders so we can get this book in readers’ hands. We won’t be reprinting this title, so we’re encouraging anyone who would like a copy to rush to their local retailer and secure one before it’s too late.”
LULLABY: WISDOM SEEKER tells the story of the continuing adventures of Alice (from Wonderland), Jim Hawkins (of Treasure Island), Red Riding Hood, Pinocchio, and the Pied Piper of Hamlin as they search for the source of a dark magic that has been warping their world into its own image. Though the book is intended for all ages, it’s anything but childish – especially when readers discover the twist that reveals the surprising identity of the story’s villain!
“We were pretty sure that part of LULLABY #1’s popularity came from the 25-cent preview book TWO BITS back in January,” says Miller. “But the early sellout of issue 2 means that those who read issue #1 wanted more. What that says to us is that LULLABY is a fantastic title that resonates with almost everyone who reads it!”
“One of the cool things about LULLABY is that anyone can pick it up and read it with a good sense of familiarity. If you know the story of Alice, or Jim Hawkins, or Pinocchio, you already know something about the characters. Plus, as the story moves forward, there are plenty of other great classic characters to rediscover. I think that’s part of the reason the first two issues have done so well, and we’re encouraged to see how the rest of the series fares as the months move on.”
For more information about LULLABY: WISDOM SEEKER , as well as a 5-page preview, please visit http://www.aliasenterprises.com .
Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. There are currently four partners in Image Comics (Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently divided into three major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions and Image Central). Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre, sub-genre and style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today.
Visit www.imagecomics.com for more information.
About Alias Enterprises
Alias Enterprises, LLC is a comic book publisher that has partnered with many creators and studios within the industry to produce a line of fun, high-quality titles. Founded by comic book industry veteran Mike S. Miller (X-MAN, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, JLA, G.I. JOE VS.. TRANSFORMERS, THE HEDGE KNIGHT, and others) and Lamp Post Publications owner Brett Burner, Alias is on its way to becoming one of the industry’s foremost publishers with an unprecedented launch of 12 titles in April, 2005, four of which will be available at the 20-year rollback price of 75 cents for the first issue.
Some of Alias’s titles include THE IMAGINARIES, DEAL WITH THE DEVIL, ELSINORE, KILLER STUNTS, INC, LETHAL INSTINCT, PAKKIN’S LAND, TED NOODLEMAN: BICYCLE DELIVERY BOY, DAVID’S MIGHTY MEN and SIXGUN SAMURAI. Alias is also partnered with Blue Water Productions to bring forth TENTH MUSE VOLUME II and JUDO GIRL.
More information about Alias, its projects and partners, can be found at http://www.aliasenterprises.com
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