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Super Dinosaur: Sold Out But Not Extinct
Published on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 by

Not only is Robert Kirkman a NY Times Bestselling author of comics for adults, but his new all-ages title with artist Jason Howard has exceeded expectations right out of the gate!

SUPER DINOSAUR: SOLD OUT BUT NOT EXTINCT
Image Comics Goes Back to Press on Robert Kirkman’s All-ages Hit!

Berkeley, CA – 20 April 2011 – While the sales for all-ages comic books are typically lower than that of their PG-13 counterparts, SUPER DINOSAUR #1 has out-sold many other titles on the shelf this week before even hitting the shelves. Now, the first new series published under Robert Kirkman’s Image Comics Skybound imprint, SUPER DINOSAUR #1, has sold through its first printing at distribution level and is now being rushed back to press for a second printing.

Robert Kirkman and Jason Howard previously worked together on the recently-concluded horror/superhero series, THE ASTOUNDING WOLF-MAN series. SUPER DINOSAUR is the creative duo’s first crack at creating a comic book their own kids can enjoy. In fact, the original concept behind what later became the modern, genetically-modified dinosaur we see today was first introduced as a character to entertain Howard’s son.

“It’s awesome to look back on that first sketch I did with my son and see how it has evolved into a full blow comic incorporating a bunch of the things I loved as a kid myself,” Howard reminisced. “But beyond the missiles and dinosaurs, Robert is really infusing the characters with heart and making the story something that all audiences can enjoy, I can’t wait for people to see what is coming up!”

The two creators are pleased to have provided kids like their own with a new reason to start reading comics. In fact, a free SUPER DINOSAUR ORIGIN SPECIAL, which picks up right where SUPER DINOSAUR #1 leaves off, will be widely available at participating comic shops on Free Comic Book Day (5/11), giving young readers additional incentive to get into the habit of reading comic books. Plus, SUPER DINOSAUR #1 will not only be available in comic shops today in print, but has also been simultaneously released on Comixology.com as a digital comic for the iPad or iPhone through the Image Comics app.

SUPER DINOSAUR #1 is also receiving some spectacular early reviews from grown-up fans of comic books, too, including these:

“Some people might say good comics for kids are almost as rare as a dinosaur. …they’re going to be eating those words – or be eaten by those comics.” – Newsarama

“SUPER DINOSAUR has all the elements of a cartoon that kids over the years would rush home from school to witness…” – USA Today

“Long live SUPER DINOSAUR!” – CBR

SUPER DINOSAUR #1 (FEB110379), an action-packed, awesome 32-page full-color all ages science fiction comic book, is available in comic shops today for $2.99. The second printing is due out in May.

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, 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.

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