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It’s official. Seven to Eternity is a hit.
Image Comics announced today that the second and third issue of the new series from writer Rick Remender and artist Jerome Opena is going back to press for their third and second printings, respectively.
The first issue of Seven to Eternity had an exceptionally strong debut, selling over 30,000 copies. Many series debut strong and then lost a huge number of speculative readers. The second issue lost barely any of that initial readership, coming in just over 27,000 copies sold. That number represents a mere 10% drop in sales, as opposed to the typical 25% or more.
Assuming that the trend line for the third issue held strong (November sales will not be released until some time next week), Seven to Eternity will eclipse the 100,000 mark very shortly.
The critical reception for the series has also been outstanding. According to ComicBookRoundup, the series now holds a 9.2 overall score, with each of the last two issues aggregate review scores eclipsing the month before.
As yet, there has been no news on whether Seven to Eternity is planned as an ongoing or limited series. Remender has a history of continuing to plug away on titles which do well on the sales charts. If the early returns on this latest outing indicate staying power, it’s safe to say that Seven to Eternity will be here for a good while to come.
[OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
BESTSELLING SERIES SEVEN TO ETERNITY RUSHED BACK TO PRINT
Image Comics is pleased to announce that SEVEN TO ETERNITY #2 and #3 of the bestselling series written by Rick Remender, drawn by Jerome Opeña, and colored by Matt Hollingsworth—SEVEN TO ETERNITY—has gone back to print again in order to keep up with ongoing growth in customer demand.
In SEVEN TO ETERNITY readers meet The God of Whispers—a dark tyrant who has spread an omnipresent paranoia to every corner of the kingdom of Zhal. The God of Whispers’ spies hide in every hall spreading mistrust and fear. Adam Osidis, a dying knight from a disgraced house, must choose between joining a hopeless band of magic users in their desperate bid to free their world of the evil God, or accepting his promise to give Adam everything his heart desires.
SEVEN TO ETERNITY 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.
SEVEN TO ETERNITY #2, 3rd printing (Diamond Code OCT168988) and SEVEN TO ETERNITY #3, 2nd printing (Diamond Code OCT168989), SEVEN TO ETERNITY #4 Cover A by Opeña and Hollingsworth (Diamond Code OCT160635), SEVEN TO ETERNITY #4 Cover B by Tocchini will be available on Wednesday, December 28th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, December 5th.
Select praise for SEVEN TO ETERNITY:
“Seven to Eternity by Remender & Jerome Opeña is f*cking awesome! Amazing world building, just really dense, smart stuff. Don’t miss it!” —Robert Kirkman
“Seven to Eternity has a compelling opening, a vivid (and vividly rendered) setting and a quietly mysterious central character—all of which make for a terrific narrative hook.” —Paste Magazine
“Very much the opulent fantasy you’d expect.” —Kieron Gillen
“Will suck you in, chew you up, and spit you out” —Nerdist
“Has the potential to be thrilling and strange, and we need more of that in comics.” —Comics Alliance
“Unapologetically deep, gorgeously illustrated, and as inviting as it is complex. The brisk pacing and lack of clear cut direction can mar initial comprehension, but the excellent early focus on family, coupled with the ridiculous amount of beautiful imagery, carries it on through.” —IGN
“Starts with a bang and doesn’t let up.” —Fangoria