In news which should surprise no one, Rick Remender and Jerome Opena have a certified hit on their hands in Seven to Eternity.
The new science fiction series, which debuted last month to rave reviews, has seen the first issue sell out two consecutive printings, and the second issue is close on its heels.
Seven to Eternity debuted at #81 on Diamond Comic Distributors’ Top 100 books for the month of September, no mean feat in a market increasingly crowded with double-shipping titles from Big Two publishers DC and Marvel Comics. The nearly 33,000 copies sold made it the third-highest selling independent comic, bested only by long-running mainstays The Walking Dead and Saga.
Image Comics announced today that both the first and second issues will be returning to print for third and second printings, respectively, both of which will hit comic book shops on November 30th. The reprints will arrive on the same day as the third issue of the series arrives in stores, making it easy for new readers to jump on board a title which is already garnering buzz as a potential Eisner candidate.
If sales on the series hold up, it has the potential to challenge or Saga in the months and years to come, though dethroning TWD is a long-shot at best.
SEVEN TO ETERNITY
BURNS THROUGH PRINTINGS
“The kind of book Image Comics was made for. It’s unapologetically deep, gorgeously illustrated, and as inviting as it is complex.” —IGN
“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
Image Comics is pleased to announce that SEVEN TO ETERNITY #1 and #2 will both be rushed back to print in order to keep up with increasing customer demand. The epic new sci-fi/western series written by Rick Remender, drawn by Jerome Opeña, and colored by Matt Hollingsworth has gone back to print multiple times since its launch.
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 takes fans on a hard road through the strange fantasy world of Zhal. All men have surrendered their freedom for fear. Now, one last free man must choose.
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 #1, 3rd printing (Diamond Code SEP168407) and SEVEN TO ETERNITY #2, 2nd printing (Diamond Code SEP168408), SEVEN TO ETERNITY #3 Cover A by Opeña and Hollingsworth (Diamond Code SEP160751), and SEVEN TO ETERNITY #3 Cover B by Farel Dalrymple (Diamond Code SEP160752) will be available on Wednesday, November 30th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, November 7th.
Select praise for SEVEN TO ETERNITY:
“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
“Seven to Eternity #1 is divine. It’s an incredible debut issue that 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
“Seven to Eternity #1 is the kind of book Image Comics was made for. It’s 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. Regardless of your preferred genre flavor, this debut is well worth your money.” —IGN
“Starts with a bang and doesn’t let up.” —Fangoria