Godkiller, a new series from independent publisher Black Mask Studios, is turning into a serious hit for the publisher.
Today the young imprint announced that the second issue of the series has already sold out at a distributor level, and would be receiving a second print alongside the reprint of the first issue.
In addition, the upcoming third issue is currently riding atop Diamond Distributors’ Advance Reorder rankings, suggesting that retailers are starting to see serious demand for the innovative title.
Both printings will be in stores December 10th.
[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
GODKILLER is number one with a bullet!
Diamond Distributors sold out of grimy breakout hit Godkiller #2 before it even hit shelves this week, but fear not – reprints are coming!
Matt Pizzolo and Anna Muckcracker Wieszczyk are the mad scientists shaking up the comic market with the twisted little book GODKILLER that is proving to be the sleeper hit of 2014. Black Mask Studios is proud to announce that GODKILLER: WALK AMONG US #2 has sold out at the distributor level and a second printing is on the way alongside the second printing of #1!
Meanwhile, GODKILLER #3 claimed Diamond’s #1 spot on this month’s Advanced Reorders chart!
As reported by Bleeding Cool (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/11/20/rat-queens-9-tops-the-advance-reorders-chart-this-week/), the Advanced Reorder chart is “where supply and demand are most accurately reflected, where you can see which books are hot” – and Godkiller seizing the throne was such a stunner that it was initially dismissed as a clerical error until Diamond confirmed this is no mistake: Godkiller is #1 and on the rise.
Pizzolo and Wieszczyk’s edgy opus continues to garner acclaim with its second issue:
“If Issue 1 read like a wild fever dream, then issue #2 reads like the focused descent of that dream into hell… It lures you in with an air of sexuality, something to appeal to your urges, and just as you get close it rips your throat out… Godkiller: Walk Among Us #2 is subversive and provocative in all the right ways.”
– Zac Thompson, Bloody Disgusting
“It will haunt your dreams far after you have put down the book. By no means is this a horror book; no, it is not that kind of haunting. The haunting this book delivers is an uneasy feeling that will make your skin crawl. You may even want to shed that skin just so you can escape it… The nature of the book means that I cannot walk up to someone and say, ‘Hey, I like this book. You should read it’. I’m not sure I want to inflict this feeling on someone. However, personally, I love it.”
– Nothing But Comics
That was my immediate reaction after finishing #2 and after re-reading it for this review, I am going to stick to my guns… The insanity of Godkiller is something that I just can’t resist or recommend enough.”
– Mitchell Doig, Comic Book City Podcast
GODKILLER #2 may still be available in your local comic store while supplies last, and is available digitally in the Black Mask Studios webstore (www.blackmaskstore.com).
The second printing of GODKILLER #2 arrives alongside the second printing of #1on 12/10. Both books can still be preordered through Diamond.