As the reprint of the first issue of Butcher Baker, The Righteous Maker returns to stores, news of distribution-level sell out of the simultaneously-released second issue had been confirmed. That’s right: the second issue has sold out just as quickly as the first!
In the second issue of this maniacal, bombastic title, the superhero Butcher Baker, The Righteous Maker, plows through expectations of heroism in his continued search to flush out the criminal population. Butcher, with patriotic and violent splendor, interacts with some memorable characters, including a well-intended though misguided trooper.
Two issues in, Butcher Baker, The Righteous Maker has not only burned through two issues' worth of initial orders, but it's also receiving many accolades from the press:
"…a grindhouse superhero comic where nothing is off-limits. …the second issue is even better, as Casey introduces Baker’s rogues and delves deeper into the soul beneath his tough exterior." -- Onion AV Club
"It’s a comic that revels in being a comic, taking advantage of the medium to both inhabit and comment upon its dominant genre, the superhero." -- Comic Book Resources
"Mike Huddleston's two distinct art styles complement each other perfectly and I've scarcely seen a comic that balanced black & white and colored sequences so effortlessly." -- IGN
"Casey has been on a tear as of late with several off-kilter gems that take the stereotypical world of superheroes and action and turn it on its head." -- Newsarama
"This book is vulgar and badass while also being a hell of a lot of fun. If you're easily offended, keep your sensitive nature away from this book." -- Multiversity
Joe Casey himself commented: "The Liberty Belle rolls on down the highway. Nice to see such a good response to our little bedtime story so far. Mike and I are having a blast, and the more readers that wanna join the party, the better."
Butcher Baker, The Righteous Maker #2 Second Printing (MAR118139), a raunchy 32-page full-color political/sexploitation superhero comic book, will be on sale May 25, 2011 as well as Butcher Baker, The Righteous Maker #3 (MAR110573).