Official Press Release
Aspen Comics is pleased to announce that Joe Benitez's all new creator-owned series Lady Mechanika #0 has sold out at the Diamond level within just days of its release. In Lady Mechanika, the occult and paranormal occurrences of the period cast a dark shadow over society. However, 'Lady M' is clever enough to unlock these mysteries using an arsenal of high-tech gadgetry and unconventional, scientific technology. She is part human; part mechanical, yet entirely uncertain of her origin and identity-her true existence. The action-adventure steampunk-infused title is created, written and illustrated by Benitez (Soulfire, Wraithborn) with colors by acclaimed colorist Peter Steigerwald (Soulfire, Brightest Day, Ultimate X). Benitez is enthusiastic about the fans' reaction to the book's launch:
"I was very pleasedÂ to hear last FridayÂ that Lady Mechanika #0 had sold out at the Diamond level. It made me feelÂ that we're on the right track with this book. I'm extremely thankful to all the retailers and fans out there that took a chance on Lady Mechanika, and I truly appreciate all your support. I'm pumped and ready to deliver the next chapter for you guys." Â
With such a positive response to Lady Mechanika #0, Aspen has decided to go back to press for a second printing of the book to meet retailer demand for additional copies. The second printing of Lady Mechanika #0 will feature an all-new cover by the creative team of Benitez and Steigerwald and will be in stores November 10th. The new Aspen series will then kick off in December with the release of Lady Mechanika #1 featuring two direct market covers by Benitez and superstar artist J. Scott Campbell. Orders for both covers to issue #1 are currently being submitted to Diamond Comics and retailers are encouraged to increase their orders to help meet the anticipated demand issue #1 is set to bring.
Aspen would also like fans to note there may still be copies of the first printing of Lady Mechanika #0 available at the retail level. Check your local comic book shop for availability. For more information on Aspen Comics, please visit www.aspencomics.com or www.aspenstore.com. For help finding a local comic book shop in your area check www.comicshoplocator.com.