Death Sentence #1 Sells Out, Gets Second Printing
Oct 21, 2013
It’s a pandemic! Titan Comics is proud to report that the debut issue of Death Sentence has sold out at distributor level on its first day of release.
The new creator owned series, written by Monty Nero and illustrated by Mike Dowling, has completely sold out at Diamond Comics Distributors, with a second print, featuring a bold new cover, scheduled to drop on November 20.The second printing is available to order now from Diamond’s Previews Plus issue #1098 (released 10/21/13), item code SEP138036.
Don’t miss your chance to get on board this explosive new series!
"As one of the amazing projects that kickstarted the whole Titan Comics line, it's fantastic to see retailers getting behind Death Sentence and giving us a great sell-out,” said Publisher Nick Landau. “There's an unforgettable ride in store across these six issues, so to avoid any readers missing out, we're immediately going back to press on a second print."
"I'm humbled and amazed to learn that our comic sold out,” writer Monty Nero said, “Kudos to Mike Dowling, Titan and all the amazing people who bought it. Thanks so much!”
Death Sentence has been described by Mark Millar (Kick-Ass) as "The best idea I've seen in years. Genuinely original."
What would you do with superpowers – and six months to live? That's the dilemma facing three people who've contracted the G+ Virus, through unprotected sex.
What can graphic designer Verity, failing indie guitarist Weasel and roguish media personality Monty do in the time they have left? Fade away – or go out in a blaze of glory?
Check out the trailer for the series here
Here’s just some of the critical response that led to the sell-out:
"Death Sentence is different, sexy, funny, dark and mature. This is a comic
worth picking up!" – Comic Book Resources
"A brilliantly original concept." – Newsarama
"A smart, raw and relevant spin on the superhero genre." – MTV Geek
“It’s the AIDS epidemic as an X-Men book … and it’s brilliant.” – Comic Bastards
"The characters are well-developed and lively and Dowling's design work is impressive – his art has a great, Sean Phillips-esque feel to it. I'm fascinated to see where they go.” – Brian Cronin, Comics Should Be Good, CBR
"Nasty, dirty and oh-so-wonderfully-wrong – and a hell of a lot of fun."
– Jason Sacks, Comics Bulletin
"An edgy, moody feel, with plenty of mystery and fear in the air. The premise and unique characters are intriguing." – Danica Davidson, CNN, Los Angeles Times
"Like only the best parts of Watchmen—a social analysis that exceeds the medium of comics, easily the equal of Dostoyevsky or Dickens" – PopMatters
"Violent, inventively sweary, surprisingly lyrical at times, and drawn in a confident, gritty style. Likely to become many people's new favourite comic."
– Comic Heroes
"As over-the-edgy as it gets. This is the stuff I want!” – Broken Frontier
"The hook of Death Sentence is a fantastic one, and the story crafted around it is the reward for picking the book up and cracking open the front cover." – What Culture
"Rating: 5/5 – Highly original with great dialogue, I can’t wait to see what happens next!" – Comic Spectrum
Death Sentence #1 may still be available through local comic stores.
The second printing of Death Sentence #1 arrives 11/20/13, can be pre-ordered now from Diamond’s Previews Plus issue #1098 (released 10/21/13), item code SEP138036 and features a brand new second print variant cover.
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