Dark Horse Comics Announces 3rd Printing of BANG! Issue 1

and a BANG! Convention Exclusive Cover

 

3rd Printing For the New Hit Comic Book Series From Kindt, Torres, Kim, and Piekos

Features An All-New Cover by Acclaimed Artist David Rubín

 

(March 2, 2020) The debut issue of the hit comic book series BANG! by writer Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT), artist Wilfredo Torres (JUPITER’S CIRCLE), colorist Nayoung Kim and letterer Nate Piekos is going back to press for a third printing, featuring an all new cover by acclaimed artist David Rubín (ETHER). The first printing of BANG! issue 1 sold out ahead of publication, following widespread press attention and endorsements from Keanu Reeves and some of the comic book industry’s most respected writers and artists. Following the sell out of the second printing, a third printing of BANG! will go on sale from Dark Horse Comics on April 1, 2020.

 

“We’ve been blown away by the response to BANG!” said co-creator and artist Wilfredo Torres. “David Rubín is one of the most dynamic comic book artists working today and it’s awesome to see his take on Secret Agent Thomas Cord.”

 

In addition to the third printing, Dark Horse has announced a BANG! convention exclusive cover that will debut at Emerald City Comic Con 2020, March 12-15 in Seattle, WA. The BANG! convention exclusive cover will have a limited run of 500 copies and will be available at the Dark Horse Comics booth #2208, while supplies last. The BANG! convention exclusive comes with a blank cover and retails for $10. For an additional $15, co-creator Matt Kindt will sketch on the cover. No covers will be pre-sketched.

 


“I was at ComicsPro meeting with some of the greatest comic book retailers in the world the week that BANG! Issue 1 went on sale,” said co-creator and writer Matt Kindt. “I sat at the round table and I mostly listened. Retailers are the key. I can put the best possible book out there, but if there isn’t a retailer carrying it, handing it to a reader, or talking about it and hand-selling it…it doesn’t matter. BANG! selling out the day of release was a huge team effort. Everyone at Dark Horse and on down the line to the local comic shop and readers. Every once in a while I find myself working on a book like this – and you can feel it – like lightning in a bottle. Great artist in Wilfredo paired with just the right kind of crazy idea…and…bang! Second printings are exciting. Third printings? Insane.”

Here’s what people are saying about BANG!:

“A great #$%^ed up blend of James Bond and Tintin.”—Keanu Reeves

“I will literally read anything by Matt Kindt or Wilfredo Torres. Put them together and it’s magic. Skip dinner and buy this book.”—Mark Millar

“I #$%^ing love this comic! it’s literally everything I want out of one of my favorite creators!! Congrats to the entire team. This is how you make comics!!”—Brian Michael Bendis

“BANG is a fun, twisty spy thriller with a great meta-twist.”—Jay Faerber

“I love Matt Kindt and I love Wilfredo Torres, so it’s no surprise that I loved BANG! It’s like the weirdo, mind-bending James Bond story I didn’t know I wanted.”—Jeff Lemire

“Thanks to Kindt and Torres we finally have our Idris Elba – James Bond, and it’s exactly as cool as you imagined.”—Jeff Parker

“Imagine James Bond being abducted by David Lynch and forced into a maze that shifts with every step forward. The ground is unsteady. The walls of reality move. This is the world of Bang!, a spy thriller expertly conducted by Kindt and Torres, a mystery box that truly starts off with a… Well. You know.” —Van Jensen

Orders close for the third printing cover on March 9th, 2020. It will be released by Dark Horse Comics on April 1, 2020

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