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Independent comic book publisher BOOM! Studios has a certified hit on it’s hands with the first issue of Arcadia.
The Los Angeles-based imprint announced today that the debut issue of the new series from writer Alex Paknadel and artist Eric Scott Pfeiffer had sold out at the distributor level and would be returning to press for a second print.
The first issue of Arcadia arrived to incredibly solid reviews from around the blogosphere, scoring a combined 8.4 with twenty different sites submitting reviews, according to review aggregator site ComicBookRoundup.com.
Final numbers on sales from the first issue will not be in until Diamond Comic Distributors releases numbers for the month of May, expected around the middle of next month.
The second printing of Arcadia’s debut issue is scheduled to arrive in stores on June 10th and will feature a new cover from series artist Eric Scott Pfieffer.
What do you think? Did you pick up Arcadia this month? Let us know in the comments!
[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
May 21, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) – Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce that the sci-fi thriller Arcadia #1 has sold out at the distributor level. The publisher has rushed to a second printing to fill demand.
This follows in a string of recent sellouts of BOOM! original titles, including Burning Fields, Cluster, Curb Stomp, Deep State, and Lumberjanes,
Comic book fans should bear in mind that first printings of Arcadia #1 may still be found at the local comic shop nearest you. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one!
Alex Paknadel and Eric Scott Pfeiffer make their comics debut with this sprawling sci-fi thriller. When 99% of humankind is wiped out by a pandemic, four billion people are “saved” by being digitized at the brink of death and uploaded into Arcadia, a utopian simulation in the cloud. But when Arcadia begins to rapidly deplete the energy resources upon which the handful of survivors in the real world (aka “The Meat”) depends, how long will The Meat be able—and willing—to help?
Praise for Arcadia #1:
“Arcadia #1 is a story full of interesting philosophical questions, great characters, and a fun sci-fi plot.” – IGN
“…a somber but engaging first issue that examines our own world’s social ills in unusual ways, with a script that throws in some surprises combined with some darkly fascinating art.” – Comic Book Resources
“Arcadia #1 is one of the better sci-fi debuts of 2015, and could be a title to watch.” – Major Spoilers
“The narration in this book is poetry, and the world we are introduced to is both thrilling and terrifying.” – Bloody Disgusting
“I haven’t been truly intrigued by a comic in a while. I am interested to see where Paknadel takes us on this ride. So far, so good.” – Comic Bastards
Arcadia #1 second print ships with a new cover by series artist Eric Scott Pfeiffer and carries a retail price of $3.99 with a Diamond Code of APR158123. Orders close on May 25th, and it is anticipated to be in stores on June 10th.
ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.
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