Alterna Comics Receives Higher Than Expected Orders Thanks To #BringingBackNewsprint Initiative, Increases Print Runs

Alterna Comics is increasing print runs
after receiving early order numbers that were higher than expected!

The following titles, printed on newsprint and priced at $1.50 each, will see a print run increase: ADAM WRECK #1, AMAZING AGE #1, CROAK #1, and LILITH DARK #1. All four titles will be debuting on May 3rd, 2017 – the Wednesday before Free Comic Book Day.

Creators at Alterna Comics would like to thank readers and retailers for coming out in support of Alterna’s #BringingBackNewsprint initiative which introduces a single issue comic book line printed on newsprint with cover prices between $1.00 and $1.99.  Most issues will be priced at $1.50.

Publisher Peter Simeti explains why and how Alterna is increasing print run numbers, instead of the usual method of re-printing issues with a second print run, “One of the nice side effects of printing on newsprint is an extremely quick turnaround time of about 3 to 5 business days.  Our printer is used to putting out weekly publications, so the speediness (while new to us) is definitely nothing new to them.  Because of this, it allows us flexibility to increase or decrease print run numbers as necessary, instead of going back to print on an entirely new print run or rolling the dice on a print run and getting stuck with a massive amount of excess copies or being a few hundred short.


Simeti also goes on, “It should be noted that we’re also adding a few thousand copies into each run to compensate for our upcoming newsstand distribution with PDG which will begin this Summer in July.  The only difference between a comic shop comic and a newsstand comic, will be the barcode.  We do not plan on making market-specific variant covers.

Here’s a preview of the titles receiving an increased print run…

ADAM WRECK #1 (of 3)
An interstellar family road trip comes to a screeching halt when Adam’s parents are kidnapped by Space Pirates! Crash-landing on a planet filled with monstrous creatures, Adam befriends a scoundrel with a heart of gold. Can they save Adam’s parents? Printed on nostalgic newsprint with a glossy cover!
Order Code: MAR171248
In Shops: May 03, 2017
SRP: $1.50

PREVIEW PAGES

————————–

AMAZING AGE #1 (of 5)
Writer: Matthew David Smith
Artist/Cover Artist: Jeremy Massie, Christine Brunson
Three teenagers spend their days creating comics until one day, the stories come to life! Stuck in a world of super-powered heroes and villains, they’ll have to figure out how to save the day and get back home in one piece! Printed on nostalgic newsprint with a glossy cover!
Order Code: MAR171249
In Shops: May 03, 2017
SRP: $1.50

PREVIEW PAGES

————————–

CROAK #1 (of 3)
Writer: Cody Andrew Sousa
Artist/Cover Artist: Francesco Iaquinta, Chris O’Halloran
Letters:  Dezi Sienty
In this pulse-pounding debut issue, a fun camping trip turns awry after three friends are forced deep into the woods. Lost, afraid, and alone, their worst nightmares come to life. Printed on nostalgic newsprint with a glossy cover!
Order Code: MAR171250
In Shops: May 03, 2017
SRP: $1.50

PREVIEW PAGES

————————–

LILITH DARK #1 (of 4)

Writer: Charles C. Dowd
Artist: Charles C. Dowd
Lilith Dark has no time for princess stuff; she’s far too busy fighting giant monsters and capturing unicorns… or at least that’s how she imagines things. But what if these imaginary beasties, creatures, and monsters were actually real? What then? Printed on nostalgic newsprint with a glossy cover!
Order Code: MAR171251
In Shops: May 03, 2017
SRP: $1.50

PREVIEW PAGES

And to see a list of upcoming Alterna Comics titles available for pre-order in April Previews, visit https://previewsworld.com/Catalog?pub=ALTERNA%20COMICS

And be sure to visit Alterna Comics website and subscribe to their newsletter.
Why? Well, besides staying up-to-date on all their latest releases and news,
they’ll hook you up with 30 FREE Comics!!! Yes, you read that right!


Alterna Comics – Publisher

`

`

`

*** info courtesy of Alterna Comics

About Jason Bennett 3648 Articles
Jason Bennett is PopCultHQ's chief editor, a contributing writer, and comic book reviewer/reporter. One with the Force. Browncoats Unite! So say we all! Follow Jason on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @TahoeJBennett