The release of the first issue of a new arc of the Eisner Award-winning series SAGA by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples is fast approaching cultural event status, driving thousands to comic stores this past Wednesday to purchase SAGA #13. Image Comics is proud to announce that SAGA #13 has sold out at the distributor level and will be going back to press immediately.
Adding to the excitement, the latest installment of the worldwide phenomenon THE WALKING DEAD #113 by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard has also sold out, as well as Image’s newest hit series, EAST OF WEST #5 from Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta. These sell-outs mark a banner week in a year full of milestones and accomplishments for each of these series and creator-owned comics as a whole.
Happy fans and retailers across the nation, perfect scores, and rave reviews make this week's sell-outs the biggest comics event of the week. Hickman, Dragotta, Vaughan, Staples, Kirkman, and Adlard have hit on something that strikes a nerve with comics readers, and the sell-outs prove that they've captured the imagination of the fanbase.
Retailers may still have copies on their shelves, so fans are encouraged to contact their retailer to get a copy before they sell out at the retailer level. All three titles are available digitally on the Image Comics website and on iOS platforms through Comixology.
The second printing of SAGA #13 can be pre-ordered now (Diamond code JUL138176) and will be in stores on September 25, the same day as SAGA #14 (Diamond code JUL130538).
The EAST OF WEST, VOL. 1 TP, collecting EAST OF WEST #1-5, will be released on September 11 (Diamond Code JUN130466), and the next issue, EAST OF WEST #6, goes on sale September 18 (Diamond Code JUL130420).
THE WALKING DEAD #114, the final issue of the current story arc and the lead-in to October’s ALL OUT WAR, goes on sale September 11 (Diamond Code JUL130549).