Saturday, August 6, 2011

Severed #1 is off to Second Printing

Image Comics has a new horror hit on its hands: Scott Snyder's SEVERED. Following in the footsteps of popular horror titles like THE WALKING DEAD and HACK/SLASH, the first issue of SEVERED has sold out at the distribution level and is quickly disappearing from the shelves of local comic shops everywhere, prompting the publisher to rush the issue back to press.

Written by Eisner winner Scott Snyder (American Vampire, Batman) and co-writer Scott Tuft, with art by New York Times bestselling artist Atilla Futaki (Percy Jackson,) SEVERED is a subtle, yet powerfully frightening miniseries that is making a big impression on readers and reviewers alike.

"The response so far is really remarkable," said Tuft. "We never considered sales when writing this book... we just wanted to tell a solid story that we found terrifying and it's awesome to see such a simple formula seeming to work. It's a dream to take something close to your heart and make it into a comic without limitations or restrictions, and it's an even greater dream to see people responding in this way." 

"Severed is a labor of love - something written simply because both of us love the material. Early 20th century America: the railroads and hobos, the music of tin pan alley, Ford Model-T's," added Snyder. "All the wonderful and terrifying aspects of that world. So the response to issue one has been so thrilling. I can't even express how much it means. Thanks so much to everyone reading us."

The second printing of SEVERED #1 (JUN118186), a 32-page full color comic book priced at $2.99 is available for re-order now with an in-store date of September 9, coinciding with the release of SEVERED #2 (JUL110544).

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