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"Sea of Red" #2 Sells Out at Image

BERKELEY, CA -- 5 May, 2005 -- Following in the footsteps of its debut issue, Image Comics has announced that SEA OF RED #2 has sold out at Diamond. The issue was supported by a 25% overship to retailers as well as Image's standard overprint.

"I don't think anyone could have predicted the success we've had with SEA OF RED,"says co-creator/scripter Rick Remender. "The reviews have been outstanding and itseems the sales reflect what the reviewers are saying."

SEA OF RED tells the story of Marco, a victim of vampire demon pirates wholusts for revenge. Top-notch art by Salgood Sam and a story by Remenderand Kieron Dwyer (who also contributes breakdowns and cover art) has beencapturing the hearts of fans and critics alike.

"With the great numbers on SEA OF RED, the team at Image have shown the industrythat a marketplace full of dusty superheroes is in fact hungry to support new and unusual ideas," says Remender.

SEA OF RED has been getting rave reviews and is on the way to becoming one of Image Comics'hottest new releases of the summer. Image Comics is rushing a specially-priced collection of thefirst four issues out to hit stores the same day as SEA OF RED #5.

SEA OF RED #3 (MAR051703) and #4 (APR051688) are now available for preorders - yourlocal retailer can contact their Diamond Customer Service Representative for ordering.

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 four major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline 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.

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