OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA
LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY HARDCOVER ANNOUNCED
Image Comics is pleased to reveal a special cover of the OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA Book One hardcover in celebration of this year’s Local Comic Shop Day.
The cover will be available to participating comic shop retailers with Diamond Code AUG168150 and on shelves on Local Comic Shop Day—Saturday, November 19th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, September 26th.
This hardcover features the first twelve issues of the hit comic book series, along with covers and a sketchbook, in one oversized volume. Perfect for long-time readers and fans of the Cinemax TV show.
The regular cover by series artist Azaceta and colorist Elizabeth Breitweiser will be available on Wednesday, November 2nd and can be ordered with Diamond Code SEP160791.
For 2016, the date has been changed to the Saturday before Small Business Saturday. “We polled participating retailers if they preferred to have Local Comic Shop Day® on November 19th or November 26th,” said ComicsPRO President Peter Dolan (Main Street Comics, Middletown NY). “By a margin of 73% to 27%, our retailers wanted to change the date to the earlier Saturday so it would have a distinct identity separate from Small Business Saturday.”
Local Comic Shop Day® is the only Comic Book Industry event created and run by retailers for retailers. “Last year nearly 400 storefronts participated in Local Comic Shop Day®,” said ComicsPRO Executive Director Marco Davanzo (Alakazam Comics, Irvine CA). “Each and every one of these retailers has a voice in how we grow the day—that’s why we polled them and will continue to ask their opinions as we go forward.”
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.
ABOUT SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT
Founded in 2010, Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform entertainment company specializing in television, comics, film, digital content, interactive, gaming, and merchandise. The company is led by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and his longtime producing and business partner David Alpert.
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