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27 #2 – Drum Roll

Official Press Release


After spectacular sellout of first issue, 27 #2 also heads back to press for second printing

Berkeley, CA – 6 January 2011 – Ain’t It Cool calls Shadowline and Image Comics’ new hit 27 “intriguingly surprising,” and The Outhouse calls it “easily the most unique comic of the year.” The folks at Graphic Policy “can’t wait to read issue two,” and apparently fans can’t wait either — 27 #2 has sold out at the distribution level!

Shadowline and Image are rushing a new printing to press, which will be on store shelves and in the hands of fans on February 9, the same day as the third issue of the hit miniseries, which is written by Charles Soule (Strongman) and illustrated by Renzo Podesta with lavish covers by W. Scott Forbes.

“It’s fantastic that so many people enjoyed the first issue of 27,” says Soule, “and I’m glad fans have enjoyed the second issue as well. I can’t say it enough that this wouldn’t be possible without the support of the fans — this encore is for you!”

“27 is having a stupendous run, following in the footsteps of MORNING GLORIES and other great Image titles with multiple sellouts,” adds Shadowline Publisher Jim Valentino. “As the miniseries continues, you can expect more rock and roll, more intrigue, and more crazy fun!”

In 27, the “27 Club” admits only the most brilliant musicians and artists — and kills them dead in their 27th year. Will Garland is a famous rock guitarist, secretly unable to play for months due to a neurological disorder afflicting his left hand. He’s also 27. With mad scientists, long dead rock legends and cosmic entities in his way, can he make it to 28?

27 #2 (of 4) Second Printing (NOV108244), a 32-page full-color comic book in the Golden Age format, will be in stores January 5, 2011, alongside 27 #3 (NOV100455). For the latest info on 27, follow Soule’s blog at

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

27 #2 2nd printing cover