[ENGLISH] Image Comics tells us: The brand-new era of INVINCIBLE began with a nearly instantaneous sell out at the distribution level and a new printing is on the way. « It’s tradition for the issue after a milestone like fifty to taper off, but it certainly wasn’t the case here, » said Kirkman. « In fact, the combination of INVINCIBLE’s new costume, new sidekick and the totally kick-ass cover by Jim Lee made this the best selling issue yet. Having this sell so well after we blew through issue fifty showed me the series is healthier than its ever been. »
After the status quo was completely shattered in the fiftieth issue, Kirkman and series artist Ryan Ottley rebuilt the character from the ground up, giving him an entirely new direction which acted as the perfect jumping on point for readers unfamiliar with the book while giving longtime fans what they’ve always wanted, right down to the spine-tingling cliffhanger. While a very limited amount of the original printing may still be available in your local comic book shop, Image will be releasing a second printing featuring an homage to the series’ very first issue by Ottley.
INVINCIBLE 51 second printing, a 32-page full color comic book for $2.99, will be in stores this August.