The Spirit of the 90s is Alive at Image as YOUNGBLOOD Goes Back to Print

They say everything old is new again, and it appears Youngblood’s success proves the point.

Image Comics announced today that the second issue of the series from quintessential 90’s comic icon Rob Liefeld has sold out at the distributor level and is headed back for a second printing.

Sales for the first and second issues of Youngblood won’t be available until Diamond releases full charts for the month, but with the second issue also flying off of shelves, it appears that readers are ready to hearken back to the days of their youth.

If Youngblood can sustain its success, look for publishers to begin mining even deeper into the depths of 90s comicdom.


PORTLAND, OR, 06/09/2017 — Image Comics is pleased to announce that Rob Liefeld’s YOUNGBLOOD #2 with writer Chad Bowers (X-Men ‘92, Deadpool: Bad Blood) and artist Jim Towe will be fast-tracked to a second printing in order to keep up with growing fan enthusiasm for the classic series’ new direction.

In YOUNGBLOOD #2, Shaft arrives in Baltimore with a warning for the team of rookie heroes calling themselves “Youngblood,” but will it fall on deaf ears? Meanwhile, President Die Hard meets with the architects of the popular Help! app and struggles with just how far he’s willing to go to protect the country. All this, plus Badrock keeping secrets? Seriously, Badrock… already? What the hell, dude, it’s only the second issue!

“The fans have spoken and let their enthusiasm shine in support for the amazing work from Chad Bowers and Jim Towe with two consecutive sell outs!” said Liefeld. “Given that we are celebrating 25 years of Image and Youngblood I’m thrilled that fans are rallying behind this relaunch!”

Twenty-five years ago, YOUNGBLOOD launched the Image Revolution and turned the comics world on its head. Now the original blockbuster hit series returns with an all-new cast and a brand-new mission! When a young hero goes missing, his friend’s search for answers leads to some unexpected allies. Together, they’ll do whatever it takes to find him…even if it means resurrecting the world’s most infamous super-team.

YOUNGBLOOD #2 remains available for purchase across all digital platforms, including the Image Comics website (, the official Image Comics iOS app, Comixology’s website (, iOS, Android, and Google Play.

Rob Liefeld’s YOUNGBLOOD #2, 2nd printing (Diamond Code MAY178003) will be available on Wednesday, July 5th. The final order cutoff deadline is Monday, June 12th.


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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