Anthony Johnston’s first issue of The Fuse has gone to a second printing due to strong sales at the distributor level.
The re-release is scheduled to be in stores on April 2, with the series’ second issue due to come out on March 19. Unlike many Image titles, the creative team behind The Fuse decided to overprint the first run of the series premiere in order to provide overstock once retailers had sold out.
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The Fuse Ignite Reader Enthusiasm: Issue #1 is slated for a second printing
ANTONY JOHNSTON (Umbral, Wasteland, Daredevil) partnered with JUSTIN GREENWOOD (Wasteland, Resurrection) for The Fuse, a new sci-fi crime series with attitude that’s been gaining praise and readers at a lightspeed pace. The Fuse has burned through the initial overprint stock, and will be going into a second printing immediately! This new ongoing series is murder, mayhem, and mystery—22,000 miles straight up. Don’t miss out on the adventure.
Praise for The Fuse:
“Space cops investigating space murders is the sort of synopsis that gets my attention, and so far Johnston and Greenwood appear to have the world-building skills and noir chops to back it up… If you’re a fan of detective stories and sci-fi that’s more gritty than glossy, it’s worth a look.”
—Laura Hudson, WIRED
“The Fuse thrusts us immediately into a future that seems grimy rather than shiny, and cold rather than optimistic, and it’s an impeccable setting for a neo-noir… A must-read. 5/5″
—Jen Aprahamian, ComicVine
“This is ‘lived-in’ science fiction that develops itself slowly, through accumulation rather than explanation… By Issue #5 The Fuse will be what everyone’s talking about. Why not get a head start? 4/5″
—Marykate Jasper, Comic Book Resources
“Crisp dialogue, fantastic milieu, intriguing mystery, involving and interesting characters… writer Antony Johnston and artist Justin Greenwood deliver it all in this one.”
—Marc Mason, The Comics Waiting Room
“Detective Noir set in a space station? I’d buy that even if it wasn’t by the guy who’s quickly becoming one of my favorite writers. Pick of the week.”
—Drew Bradley, Multiversity Comics
“The Fuse hits fast and hard, with unapologetic wit and a no-nonsense attitude… It’s clear that Johnston is playing his cards close to the chest, leaving many questions unanswered, keeping you hanging on to the final pages begging for more. 4/5″
—Bree Ogden, Bloody Disgusting
“The Fuse #1” has completely sold out at the distributor level, but may still be available in comic stores. It is currently available digitally on the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com) and the official Image Comics iOS app, as well as on Comixology on the web (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.
Image Comics is pleased to announce that “The Fuse #1” will be going back to print to meet customer demand. The second printing of “The Fuse #1” (Diamond Code JAN148309) will release on 4/2.
“The Fuse #2” will hit shelves on 3/19 and can be ordered with Diamond Code JAN140590. Keep an eye out for the special “The Fuse #2” variant by Riley Rossmo, which is available on the same day and can be ordered with Diamond Code JAN148144.