First Issue of Final LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN Series, THE TEMPEST, Sells Out on Day One

Second Printing Set to Reach Comic Shops Ahead of Issue #2 in September

SAN DIEGO, CA (July 13, 2018) — Top Shelf Productions and IDW Publishing announce today that The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol. IV): The Tempest #1, the first issue in the final miniseries by Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill, has already sold through its first printing at the distributor level, less than 24 hours after its release on July 11th.

“We encourage fans to contact their favorite comic shop to see if they still have copies in stock,” said IDW sales manager Joel Elad, “We’ll be going back to press so retailers can get the second printing of issue #1 in stores by the release of issue #2 on September 12th.”

The Tempest has attracted considerable interest not only as the grand finale of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen saga but also as a swan song for Moore and O’Neill. “We were as stunned as anyone when Alan and Kevin told us this would be their last project in comics — but we’re honored to see them out with a bang,” said Top Shelf’s Editor-in-Chief Chris Staros.

Retailers may reorder #1 using the Diamond Comic Distributors order code JUN188003.

About Top Shelf Productions
Top Shelf Productions, based in Marietta, Georgia, has published critically acclaimed and popularly beloved graphic novels since 1997. Now an imprint of IDW Publishing, Top Shelf continues to showcase the vanguard of the comics medium, publishing works of literary sophistication, visionary artistry, and personal resonance. Notable Top Shelf books have included Congressman John Lewis’ National Book Award-winning March, Alan Moore’s From Hell and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Craig Thompson’s Blankets, Jeff Lemire’s Essex County, Jeffrey Brown’s Clumsy, Erin Nations’ Gumballs, and Kim Dwinell’s Surfside Girls – having garnered countless awards and accolades from the likes of Time, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, NPR, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, The Late Show, The Rachel Maddow Show, and The New York Times.