PRESS RELEASE: “SNAPSHOT #1” Gets 2nd Printing

Image Comics announced today that “Snapshot #1,” which we reviewed HERE, has done well enough to receive a second printing. Given the strong creative team and a respectable push by the Image marketing apparatus, this should come as no surprise to anyone who has read the book.

The complete release from Image can be found below.

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SNAPSHOT #1 GETS SNAPPED UP

Debut issue of Diggle and Jock miniseries gets second printing

SNAPSHOT #1 by Andy Diggle and Jock, the Image Comics debut of the renowned creative team, has sold out after hitting stores on February 6. A second printing (JAN138087) is set to be on shelves on March 13.

The four-issue, black-and-white mini-series follows Jake Dobson, an ordinary comic book nerd who becomes entangled in a bizarre murder plot when he finds a cell phone with a gruesome photo stored on it. Now, whoever is responsible for the killing depicted wants the phone back and Jack out of the way… permanently!

To celebrate the success of SNAPSHOT — and as a nod to its City-by-the-Bay setting —James Sime, owner of Isotope Comic Book Lounge in San Francisco, is launching a special SNAPSHOT contest for fans of the book!

Simply take a picture of a staged “murder” on your cell phone and post it to Twitter with the hashtag #snapshotcomic or on the Tumblr page snapshotcomic.tumblr.com. The pictures will be posted on the Tumblr page, and selected fans whose pictures are posted will receive a limited edition SNAPSHOT bookplate signed by the series creators. In addition, Diggle and Jock will choose their favorite picture as the grand prize winner, who will receive a piece of original art by Jock from SNAPSHOT!

“Diggle & Jock’s SNAPSHOT is so great, definitely one of the best reads on store shelves!” said Sime. “And the action takes place in a comic store here in San Francisco? On Fell street at Gough?! The Isotope had to celebrate!”

The first issue has garnered excellent reviews:

“Reading Snaphot #1, the world that Jock draws has the paradoxical feeling of being both detailed and minimalistic at once. He is selective — choosing to focus the reader’s attention in certain places with densely rendered patches of texture and depth and in other places, using only a few lines to suggest space and presence. The reader gets a sense that every line was precisely placed and serves a purpose, just like how in good prose, every word counts.”

Comic Book Resources

“Jock and Diggle have established strong creative chemistry over the years, and Snapshot takes advantage of both creators’ strengths to create a satisfying story with striking visuals.”
The A.V. Club

SNAPSHOT #2 will be in stores on March 6.

Josh Epstein

Josh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-world Smallville.

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