[ENGLISH] Devil’s Due tells us: Chicago, IL. (Feb. 14, 2008) – Stefan Hutchinson’s true-to-history story combined with artist Tim Seeley’s dark vision were enough to sell all of Devil’s Due’s initial stock of Halloween: Nightdance #1. The first issue of the new 4-issue miniseries premiered on shelves February 6 and in less than a week has sold out on the distributor level with Devil’s Due’s last stock on its way to satisfy orders.
« It’s great news that the books have found an audience so quickly, and it’s a testament to the endurance of John Carpenter’s classic film that the character of Michael Myers is still so popular in 2008—exactly 30 years after he first began terrorizing audiences, » said Hutchinson. « Hopefully, this will lead to the release of many more Halloween books, which is great, because we have a lot of stories planned. »
Despite overprinting and healthy orders from Diamond Comic Distributors at the distributor level, Halloween: Nightdance proved to be understimated at the retailer level, where new orders are now being filled as the last of the the issue’s first print run is shipped to Diamond.
« We’re really glad to see Halloween: Nightdance exceeding expectations with the first print now selling out, » said Devil’s Due President Josh Blaylock.
In addition to issues left on comic book retailer shelves, copies of Nightdance #1’s exclusive movie tribute cover also remain available for a limited time at Devil’s Due’s webstore.
Devil’s Due is currently planning a second printing with details to be announced soon.
Diamond order numbers for Halloween: Nightdance issue #2 and 3 are as follows:
HALLOWEEN NIGHTDANCE #2 SEELEY CVR A JAN08 3545
HALLOWEEN NIGHTDANCE #2 CUNNINGHAM CVR B JAN08 3546
HALLOWEEN NIGHTDANCE #2 PHILLIPS CVR C JAN083547
HALLOWEEN NIGHTDANCE #3 SEELEY CVR A FEB083691
HALLOWEEN NIGHTDANCE #3 ROBINSON CVR B FEB083692
HALLOWEEN NIGHTDANCE #3 CAPULLO CVR C FEB083693
For more information, please visit www.devilsdue.net and www.halloweencomics.com
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