Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Bullets: New Fatale, Loads of Reprints, the Deluxe Incognito, and Eisner Nods.

The latest news, in rapid fire.
  • New Fatale, In Stores Today. The fourth issue of the horror noir tale is in stores now, and Comic Book Resources has a five-page preview.

  • Lots of Fatale Reprints. Additional printings of Fatale keep coming out as the maxi-series is experiencing a level of success that is quite unexpected and unprecedented for Brubaker and Phillips' collaborative work. Comic Collector Live has a listing of the issues that have been released, and even they have yet to account for the issue #3's second printing, which also arrived today. Collectors take note:

    Issue #1 had the "beast" variant cover, and it has since gone through four printings.

    Issue #2 has gone through three printings.

    Issue #3 had its second printing released today.

    Issue #4's first printing was also released today.

    As Image Comics put it in its March 15th press release, "the Dame's a three-time sell-out."

  • Incognito: the Deluxe Edition. At his blog, Sean Phillips confirmed our earlier suspicion and announced Incognito: The Classified Edition, an oversized hardcover due in September. It collects the original mini-series, the sequel "Bad Influences," and lots of extras.

    We imagine that this hardcover will complement the deluxe hardcover for Criminal, we wonder if this closes the door for just one more sequel to the "apocalyptic pulp noir," and we note that we do seem to have enough new stories for a second deluxe volume of Criminal, a volume that would contain "Bad Night," "The Sinners," and the spectacular "Last of the Innocent."

    Speaking of which...

  • Eisner nods for Criminal and Phillips. Sean Phillips just posted today that he and Brubaker have been honored once again with Eisner nominations.

    "The Last of the Innocent" was nominated for Best Limited Series.

    Sean Phillips was nominated for Best Cover Artist, for his work on "The Last of the Innocent."

    And Nelson has been nominated for Best Anthology, and it includes work from Phillips.

    This isn't the first time that the Eisners have noticed Brubaker and Phillips. The awards will be announced Friday, July 13th, at Comic-Con International.

More to come, as time permits.

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