Official Press Release
Diamond is currently reporting that Top Cow and Image Comics' Wanted #2 has completely sold out of its print run through the distributor. The issue arrived into comic book stores last Wednesday, January 28th, along with Wanted #1 Death Row edition.
After hearing the news, writer Mark Millar proclaims, "It's both heart-warming and frightening to think there's that many sick bastards out there, isn't it?" Artist JG Jones reflects, "We have tapped into the Grand Theft Auto demographic here, something only a crazy Scotsman could pull off. I'm happy to be along for the sick roller coaster ride."
Wanted #1 Death Row edition continues to move through Diamond. "Wanted #1 Death Row edition was the #1 advance re-ordered book through Diamond the week before it hit stands," says Joel Elad, Top Cow Director of Marketing and Sales. "It serves as a great jump-in into the series, especially with all the bonus features."
Retailers can still reorder copies of Wanted #1 Death Row edition through Diamond. Top Cow will make an announcement later this week regarding a 2nd printing of Wanted #2, which would hit stores with the next issue, Wanted #3, on March 10th, 2004.
Top Cow was founded in December of 1992 and currently publishes its line of comic books in 21 languages in over 55 different countries. The company has launched 20 franchises (18 original and 2 licensed) in the industry's Top 10, seven at #1, a feat accomplished by no other publisher in the last two decades. Its flagship franchise Witchblade was TNT's #1 original film of 2000. Virtually all of Top Cow's other properties are in development as feature films, live action television or animation. Top Cow has also successfully licensed and merchandised its franchises into toys, statues, clothing, lithographs, puppets, posters, shot glasses, lighters, lunch pails, wall scrolls, mouse pads, die cast cars, calendars, Christmas ornaments, Halloween masks, trading cards, standees, video games and role playing games.