[ENGLISH] Image tells us: BERKELEY, CA — 5 April 2011 — Hot on the heels of recent sellouts like BUTCHER BAKER THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER, THE INTREPIDS and CARBON GREY, Image Comics has announced that ELEPHANTMEN: MAN AND ELEPHANTMAN has sold out and is being rushed back to press.

Written by Richard Starkings with art by the series’ new regular artist Axel Medellin, ELEPHANTMEN: MAN AND ELEPHANTMAN was produced as an INVINCIBLE RETURNS style introductory one-shot, perfect for both long-time and new readers alike. The special one-shot, which featured the first of a series of retail incentive covers by superstar artist J. Scott Campbell, has received rave reviews, making it the single most well-received issue of ELEPHANTMEN since its debut.

« We expected a little more attention than usual with this issue, but the near-immediate sellout actually surprised us, » Starkings said. « Obviously, it’s quite flattering when a book sells so quickly, but since MAN AND ELEPHANTMAN is such a great jumping on point for where Axel and I are taking the series, we want to make sure there are more copies available so that everyone can come on board. »

Image Publisher Eric Stephenson added, « I think I’m running out of different ways to say how amazing ELEPHANTMEN is, but after watching fans eat up Richard’s stock at WonderCon this past weekend, I think it’s safe to say that this series is one of comicdom’s best kept secrets. If you haven’t discovered it yet, ELEPHANTMEN: MAN AND ELEPHANTMAN is a great place to start! »

ELEPHANTMEN: MAN AND ELEPHANTMAN  (FEB118098), a 40-page color comic book priced at $3.99 is available for re-order now with an in-store date of May 4. ELEPHANTMEN #31 (FEB110456) picks up where that issue leaves off and will be in stores the following week, on May 11.

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