As returns from this week’s comic book sales begin to filter back to publishers, Image Comics is enjoying the success of Kill the Minotaur and sending the book back for a second run.
The Portland-based independent comic book publisher announced today that the first edition of the new series’ initial issue has sold out at a distributor level. Image has a solid track record of launching new series with just enough of an initial run to ensure sell-outs.
While final sales numbers will not be available from Diamond until the middle of next month, the sales success of the series should see it make its way into the distributor’s Top 300, if not higher.
[OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
KILL THE MINOTAUR
RUSHED BACK TO PRINT
PORTLAND, OR, 06/16/2017 — Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment are pleased to announce that the new hit series KILL THE MINOTAUR, from video game and film writers Chris Pasetto (Sanitarium, co-writer of feature film Air) and Christian Cantamessa (Red Dead Redemption, co-writer and director of Air) and comics artist Lukas Ketner (WITCH DOCTOR), is being rushed back to print to keep up with customer demand.
Athens lost the war to Crete. Now, they must pay tribute to King Minos by sacrificing their best citizens to his unearthly labyrinth and the terror within. Conspirators believe Theseus can be the hero they so desperately need to end the mad king’s bloody reign…but no one in this world has ever encountered anything like the savage minotaur.
KILL THE MINOTAUR #1 remains available for purchase across all digital platforms, including the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com), the official Image Comics iOS app, Comixology’s website (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.
KILL THE MINOTAUR #1, 2nd printing (Diamond code: MAY178168) and KILL THE MINOTAUR #2 (Diamond code: MAY170695) will arrive in comic book stores Wednesday, July 19th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, June 26th.
Select praise for KILL THE MINOTAUR:
“Putting a fresh spin on an age-old myth is no easy feat, but that’s exactly what Chris Pasetto and Christian Cantamessa have done. The art by Lukas Ketner is equally strong…no panel feels sparse or underutilized.” —IGN
“A quality creative team’s take on the myth of the labyrinth may end up being one of the definitive tellings.” —Multiversity Comics
“KILL THE MINOTAUR manages a straightforward simplicity with effective characterization to make the dark and disturbing mythology more accessible, but never sacrifices quality or depth to do so. New layers to the original myth are explored through beautiful, haunting, and extravagantly detailed art.”