Not me, my comic. Or two of my comics, actually: Angelus #1 and #2. Top Cow’s press release is below, if you want to check it out. I think people sometimes misunderstand what “sold out” means in announcements like this, even when it’s put in specific terms like “sold out at the distributor level.” It means there are no more copies in the warehouse – reorders from retailers have emptied out any extra stock. So, yes, the book is doing well. But it doesn’t mean that every copy in every store is gone. Many retailers could still have copies on the shelf, so by all means, if you haven’t checked out Angelus, please do so.
TOP COW PRESS RELEASE
LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 2, 2010 – Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced today that the first and second issues of the six-issue miniseries Angelus has sold out at the distributor level.
Written by Ron Marz (Witchblade, Magdalena) and featuring art by Stjepan Sejic (Witchblade), the Angelus miniseries finds Danielle Baptiste returning home to New Orleans and coming to grips with her new role as the Angelus – the human bearer of the primal force of light.
“I’m just incredibly pleased at the news of Angelus #1 and #2 selling out,” said Marz. “This series is really the culmination of something we started planning more than three years ago when we introduced Dani Baptiste in Witchblade #100. We wanted to grow her into a character that readers could connect to, so that when she finally assumed the mantle of the Angelus, we’d have someone the audience cares about. Hopefully the success of the first two Angelus issues is an indication we did that.”
“There’s little to be unsaid about what Marz and Sejic have done for Top Cow’s top character, and this title is in the same field of character development, intrigue, with magical elements that wouldn’t let me stop turning pages.” – Newsarama’s Best Shots
“Sejic is still as spectacular as ever with each page, and if you have only seen the scans from the preview and were amazed, then it’s time you grabbed the book.” – Comic Attack
“The story was solid, and entertaining, and the artwork was awesome, as usual for Stjepan Sejic. The use of storytelling through panel progression and balance between calm subtle moments, and double page action spreads, really give this book a nice feel.” – Comic Collector Live
Angelus #1 and #2’s successes join five other recent sold-out Top Cow titles – The Darkness/Pitt #1, The Darkness/Pitt #2, Tracker #1, Pilot Season: Murderer #1 and Pilot Season: Demonic #1.
Angelus #3 will arrive in stores April 7th, 2010.