After charting solid sales for the first volume in 2015 and garnering a nomination for the 2016 Eisner Awards for Best Limited Series, Joelle Jones is set to launch volume two of Lady Killer in August of 2016.
The first volume performed extremely well for Dark Horse in monthly sales, averaging 9,000 copies sold per issue, which made it a regular entrant into Diamond’s Top 200 during its first five-issue run. The trade collection of volume one peaked at #18 on Diamond’s trade sales charts with its debut, and went on to sell nearly 4,000 copies since its release in October of 2015.
If Jones can recapture the proverbial lightning in a bottle and build on the buzz from the series’ Eisner nomination, Lady Killer will certainly be a book to watch in 2016.
[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR— After its original announcement at San Diego Comic-Con 2015, Dark Horse Comics is happy to confirm the release of Lady Killer 2, the long-anticipated sequel to Joëlle Jones’s best-selling series Lady Killer.
The killer housewife is back! The Schuller family has moved to Cocoa Beach, Florida, where life carries on as usual. Josie continues to juggle Tupperware parties, her kids, and a few human heads. However, when someone from her past tails her on a hit, she may be in for more than she bargained for.
Lady Killer 2 features Jones resuming her role as writer, artist, and cover illustrator, with colors by Dark Horse veteran Michelle Madsen. And to celebrate Dark Horse Comics’ thirtieth anniversary, artists Matteo Scalera and Moreno Dinisio are producing a special variant cover for issue #1.
The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2016 recently nominated Lady Killer for Best Limited Series and Joëlle Jones for Best Penciller/Inker and Best Cover Artist.
Lady Killer 2 #1 (of 5) is in stores August 3, 2016. Preorder your copy today at your local comic shop!
Praise for Lady Killer:
“Lady Killer is worth its weight in gold for the art alone, but the enigmatic Josie Schuller is the real appeal.”—Newsarama
“A level of violence that can only be described as Mad Men’s Betty Draper meets Dexter.”—Comic Book Resources