Image Sends BLACK CLOUD #1 Back to Press on Release Day

Black Cloud #1 is getting a second printing.

In what has become a common trend, advance sales of a new first issue from Image have been strong enough to justify a second edition. Releasing the news on the day the first print hits shelves is sure to gin up interest in the title, though final numbers won’t be it for over a month.

Early reviews show that Black Cloud is receiving strong critical acclaim as well, landing an 8.9 score on review aggregator comicbookroundup.

The second printing will be on shelves the second Wednesday in May which should place it right alongside the first printing of the second issue.


PORTLAND, OR, 04/05/2017 — Image Comics is pleased to announce that due to overwhelming customer demand, the first issue of Ivan Brandon, Jason Latour, Greg Hinkle, and Matt Wilson’s mind-bending series BLACK CLOUD is being rushed back to print.

Zelda was born in a world of dreams, and hers burned bigger than anyone had ever seen. Now she’s on the run in our world, the dreams broken in her hands. But the pieces are for sale, the rich and the powerful are buying, and suddenly her world isn’t the only place Zelda’s running from.

BLACK CLOUD #1 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.

BLACK CLOUD #1, 2nd printing (Diamond code: FEB178767) will be available on Wednesday, May 10th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, April 17th.

Select praise for BLACK CLOUD:

“Unreasonably great. It’s like you genetically designed a perfect comic book for my brain.” —Macon Blair (star of Blue Ruin, Green Room)

“BLACK CLOUD gives storytellers back their power in our modern world. Not to be missed.” —Alison Haislip (G4, The Voice)

“BLACK CLOUD is an incredible examination into the importance of stories and narratives in society.” —Comics Verse

“BLACK CLOUD may bend the edges of reality but there is also a wealth of solid visual cues that make this comic socially relevant in the best possible way with glaring hilarity and the message of ‘DREAM HUGE.’” —FreakSugar

“BLACK CLOUD is intricately-folded origami.” —Doom Rocket

“Brandon, Latour, Hinkle, Wilson, and the human underpinnings of story. A dream book, in every way.” —Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, Darth Vader)

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