Independent comic book publisher Dark Horse Comics has announced that the first issue of Lady Killer, created by Joelle Jones and Jamie S. Rich, has sold out at the distributor level.
Exact numbers will not be available until Diamond Comic Distributors releases January sales numbers in early February, but past trends suggest that the first issue likely received a run in the neighborhood of five thousand copies.
“Lady Killers #1” will a second printing due out the third week of February and will feature the variant cover below.
[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
LADY KILLER SLAYS THE DIRECT MARKET
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse is proud to announce that the first issue of Joëlle Jones, Jamie S. Rich, and Laura Allred’s Lady Killer has sold out at the distributor level and will receive a second printing!
Josie Schuller is a picture-perfect homemaker, wife, and mother—but she’s also a ruthless, efficient killer for hire! A brand-new original comedy series that combines the wholesome imagery of early 1960s domestic bliss with a tightening web of murder, paranoia, and cold-blooded survival, Lady Killer has received acclaim from creators and critics alike.
“The best comics feature great talent throwing together the stuff that gets them most excited, like Mike Mignola on Hellboy, or Eric Powell on The Goon, or Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips on The Fade Out,” said Dark Horse’s editor in chief, Scott Allie. “Joëlle’s drawn a lot of other people’s stories, but only she could’ve used midcentury fashion, espionage, and ultraviolence to create such a perfectly modern comic.”
To reflect the absolute killing the issue’s first print run made in the direct market, the second-printing cover will feature a special blood-red color scheme.
Find out why the critics are raving. Order Lady Killer #1 today through your local retailer!
Lady Killer #1 Second Printing (DEC148311)
Joëlle Jones (W/A/Cover) and Jamie S. Rich (W)
On sale February 18
FC, 32 pages; Miniseries
Praise for Lady Killer #1:
“A gorgeous and darkly funny book, well worth buying.”—Gail Simone
“Dark Horse has spared no expense in making this miniseries loaded with talent.”—Comic Book Resources’ Robot 6
“Jones brings a new level of polish to her artwork on this title, using a clean, confident line that gives Lady Killer a slick retro look.”—The A.V. Club