Official Press Release
Less than a week after the launch of the long anticipated DARKSTALKERS series on November 24, UDON and Devil’s Due have completely sold out of the first issue! UDON is proud to announce that the new CAPCOM-inspired series will be rushed back to press with DARKSTALKERS #1 Second Printing (SEP042585), shipping with a brand new cover 2 weeks later on December 8 at the regular price of $2.95.
Darkstalkers, is the classic franchise that was most recently featured in the new PLAYSTATION2 fighting game CAPCOM FIGHTING EVOLUTION (that was released nationwide November 16, two weeks ago).
“We are delighted that there is such a demand for a project that has been a true labor of love for the whole team,” says UDON’s Erik Ko. “Considering that Darkstalkers’s strong appeal is not limited to Street Fighter and videogame fans, but anime and horror fans as well, we knew that the new series would garner a lot of interest.”
“We were, however, caught off-guard with how much of an impact the cross promotion with the new game and store/print ads would have (see UDON’s previous press release concerning Darkstalkers’ cross-promotion with the new videogame),” says Ko. “Along with the new printing, we are encouraging retailers to increase their orders for upcoming issues, and hope to make them comfortable doing so by going back to press and keeping the first issue in print to capitalize on new readers both from inside and outside the comics industry.”
“The Capcom titles will be very heavily promoted. We are planning on much more cross promotion with Capcom, and with the 10th Anniversary of Darkstalkers coming next year, the hype is on and this title will be one of those that will draw more fans back to the comic stores!”
Look below for the cover of Darkstalkers #1 Second Printing, preview images of upcoming covers, and ordering information.
Retailers can order DARKSTALKERS #1 Second Printing (SEP042585) that ships on December 8 by contacting their Diamond Customer Service Representative or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming issues of DARKSTALKERS are still available for orders, so stock up NOW!!!
–DARKSTALKERS #2A (Alvin Lee) (OCT042598) is solicited in the October issue of Previews (Volume XIV #10) for shipment in December.
–DARKSTALKERS #2B (LeSean Thomas) (OCT042599) is solicited in the October issue of Previews (Volume XIV #10) for shipment in December.
–DARKSTALKERS #2C (Limited Edition Power Foil) (OCT042600) is solicited in the October issue of Previews (Volume XIV #10) for shipment in December.
–DARKSTALKERS #3A (Alvin Lee) (NOV042588) is solicited in the November issue of Previews (Volume XIV #11) for shipment in January.
–DARKSTALKERS #3B (Kevin Lau) (NOV042589) is solicited in the November issue of Previews (Volume XIV #11) for shipment in January.
–DARKSTALKERS #3C (Limited Edition Power Foil) (NOV042590) is solicited in the November issue of Previews (Volume XIV #11) for shipment in January.
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