IDW Goes Back-to-Print to Satisfy Overwhelming Demand
SAN DIEGO, CA (August 6, 2018) – IDW Publishing is proud to announce that Transformers: Unicron #1 and #2 have sold-out at the distributor level. To meet fan demand, second printings will begin immediately, and Autobot-lovers can expect them in stores on September 12th.
“I’m thrilled at the response readers and fans have had for Unicron!” says John Barber, Editor-in-Chief and series writer. “We’ve given our all to make this story the biggest, best, most emotionally-charged story we can — Unicron means a lot to me, to artist Alex Milne, colorist Sebastian Cheng, letterer Tom Long, editor David Mariotte, and to everybody at IDW and Hasbro. This is a big moment in our Transformers comics — it’s the end of a huge story, and it’s the Cybertronians’ biggest battle. Plus, for me, knowing what we have planned next for the Transformers, I can’t contain my excitement at everybody coming onboard for Unicron.”
Anticipation for the Transformers: Unicron saga began on this year’s Free Comic Book Day, when over 140,000 fans scooped up copies of the free #0 issue, eagerly delving into the biggest-ever event in the history of IDW’s Transformers line. The storyline continues in the epic Unicron miniseries, with carnage felt in the regular monthly series Optimus Prime and Transformers: Lost Light as the planet-eating monster devours its way towards Cybertron and Earth.
“I’m overjoyed that Transformers: Unicron has done so well, and we couldn’t have done it without the support of the fans,” says artist Alex Milne. “Thanks to everyone for joining us on this world-shattering tale. It’s a real joy and honor to be part of it.”
Barber adds, “Retailers’ orders for this issue started strong, closed better, and we overprinted in anticipation of additional demand — and we still sold out. This is just one reason why it’s great to be part the wonderful Transformers fandom!”
Comic shop retailers can place orders for the second printings using the Diamond codes JUN188803: TRANSFORMERS UNICRON #1 (OF 6) 2ND PTG and JUN188804: TRANSFORMERS UNICRON #2 (OF 6) 2ND PTG.
For more information on securing copies of the Transformers: Unicron second printings, contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.