Friday, September 14, 2012

Guarding the Globe #1 Sells Out Along with Thief of Thieves #8

The first issue GUARDING THE GLOBE Volume 2, released on September 5, has sold out. The issue, published by Image Comics/Skybound, will be returning to stores with a second printing (AUG128044) on October 3.

Written by Phil Hester (THE DARKNESS) and drawn by Todd Nauck (Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Young Justice) GUARDING THE GLOBE Vol. 2 is a spin-off of Robert Kirkman's perennial favorite INVINCIBLE and a continuation of the mini-series published in 2010 and 2011.

Critics have reacted positively to the launch of the series, in which superheroes both familiar and new must team up to protect the Earth in Invincible's absence.

"Hester shows no problem in striking that familiar Invincible tone. Though there's a fair amount of violence on hand, there's also a slightly goofy, playful quality to the conflicts that prevents the character drama from overwhelming the series."
    - IGN

"If Invincible is the best superhero comic in the universe, then Guarding the Globe will soon be in the running for "best team” book."
    - Mulltiversity Comics

"...a funny, intense, beautifully drawn comic that will have you hooked from page one."

GUARDING THE GLOBE Vol. 2 #2 will be in stores on the same day as the reprint of issue #1, October 3.

Robert Kirkman's THIEF OF THIEVES continues its sell-out streak as issue #8, released on September 5, has sold out and will receive a second printing (AUG128045). The issue was the first in a new story arc written by James Asmus. The second printing will be in stores on October 3, the same day as THIEF OF THIEVES #9.

Every issue of the Image Comics/Skybound crime drama series, drawn by Shawn Martinbrough, and written with its unique "writers room" method of storytelling has sold out thus far. It has been optioned by AMC (The Walking Dead) and is in development as a television series.

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