Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Second Printing for The Fade Out #1!

The debut issue of The Fade Out was released last week to great acclaim, not only in most of the reviews cited in the aggregator site Comic Book Roundup, but at major publications like Entertainment Weekly, tweets from fellow writers like Scott Snyder, and more offbeat sites such as Retcon Punch, Rock! Shop! Pop!, and Pipedream Comics -- really too many to list, with the most unusual approach to a review coming from Jim Mello at Coliseum of Comics.

With all the advance publicity for the book -- much of which we covered last time, plus a Newsarama interview with Ed Brubaker that was published after our post -- it may come as no surprise that The Fade Out was an immediate sellout at the distributor level, and Thursday Image Comics announced a second printing, whose cover we're reprinting below.




The book's success shouldn't be taken for granted, however.  Ed Brubaker writes that this is the "biggest print run" he and Sean Phillips have ever had, with a fair amount of overprinting, and he elaborates that the orders were more than double the Final Order Cutoff for the Fatale #1.

A period piece without superpowers, supernatural monsters, or even a direct allusion to a classic comic book like Archie, The Fade Out is the biggest success of Brubaker and Phillips' collaborative career -- at least so far.

The second printing is scheduled to be released on September 24th, along with the second issue AND the final trade paperback collection for their previous hit Fatale.

(And, as a complete aside, Sean Phillips is looking for help researching comic book artists who have done work on album covers.  I'm sure he'd appreciate any info our readers might have.)

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