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America’s Got A Sell Out
Published on Thursday, April 12, 2012 by

The first issue of Image Comics’ AMERICA’S GOT POWERS, by TV personality and comic book scribe Jonathan Ross (TURF) and the legendary artist Bryan Hitch (The Authority, The Ultimates), has sold out at the distributor level.

Jonathan Ross & Bryan Hitch’s new series gets 2nd printing

The first issue of this colorful new hit series that combines the entertainment world’s make-or-break reality show zeitgeist with the colorful, action-packed superhero genre is already being reprinted to meet demand. The second printing (FEB128169) will be on shelves May 9th, with AMERICA’S GOT POWERS #2 following just one week after on May 16th.

“AMERICA’S GOT POWERS marks a huge turning point for me as my first creator owned series,” Hitch commented. “The response has been overwhelming and there are so many other people to thank for helping to make the book such a success. I’m truly grateful to be telling the stories I’m passionate about and immensely proud that AGP has been greeted so warmly and so many have responded so kindly to Tommy and his fellow powered teens. Believe me, in this series and beyond, the best is still to come!”

AMERICA’S GOT POWERS is the story of the most successful TV show on Earth, a reality show of super-powered proportions. In AMERICA’S GOT POWERS, a generation of super-powered teens struggle to prove their worth while the whole world watches.

Jonathan Ross is one of the highest profile broadcasters in the UK. He has hosted talk shows on all the major British Channels, and currently hosts The Jonathan Ross Show on prime time Saturday nights. He has also worked in Radio and has won lots and lots of pretty awards, none of which he knows quite where to put. He received the Stan Lee Best Newcomer Award for TURF. That made him very happy. In a career that spans over twenty years Ross has often been associated with cult entertainment. His award winning series The Incredibly Strange Film Show and it’s sequel, The Son of the Incredibly Strange Film Show won a fan following that remembers them fondly to this day. He was responsible for the first western television interview with Jackie Chan, Tsui Hark and many other leading Hong Kong stars. He has authored programmes on subjects as diverse as Korean Cinema, Drive-Through Funeral parlours in Louisiana, and Steve Ditko. He has a collection of comics and original comic book art so large that he now has to sleep in the garden. He hopes to have several new series out with image soon, starting with Golden Age in the fall.

Bryan Hitch is best known as co-creator and artist of The Authority (with Warren Ellis) and The Ultimates (with Mark Millar). The two series have been hugely influential both in comics and film, and Hitch is widely recognized as the originator of the so-called “widescreen” approach to comics. One of the most sought-after artists of his generation, Russell T. Davis invited him to design the relaunch of The BBC’s Doctor Who in 2005, and he repeated that success for J.J. Abrams on 2010’s hugely successful Star Trek feature film. Hitch’s trademark cinematic approach has been seen across numerous Marvel projects over the last decade, but AMERICA’S GOT POWERS is his first creator-owned work.

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

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