Radical’s debut titles sell out — back orders now available from Diamond
May 2nd, 2008, LOS ANGELES – Copies of Radical Comics’ debut books, Hercules: The Thracian Wars #1 and Caliber: First Canon of Justice #1 hit stores on April 30th, and on that first day, retailers started emailing and calling Radical Publishing, informing the staff that they had sold out and Diamond wasn’t accepting reorders.
“Having faith in our own books, we had anticipated a large demand for Hercules and Caliber and had printed an extra 5,000 copies of each title to avoid a situation like this,” said Barry Levine, Radical Publishing’s President and Publisher. “Unfortunately, a Purchase Order snafu on the Diamond database system didn’t recognize these extra copies as having been already delivered to one of the Diamond warehouses. Retailers who were previously turned down should place their reorders now and quickly before these extra copies also sell out. Any subsequent printings of Hercules #1 and Caliber #1 will retail for $2.99 and will not be in prestige format.”
Retailers can reorder Hercules: The Thracian Wars #1 with the Diamond order code MAR083922 and Caliber: First Canon of Justice #1 with the Diamond order code MAR083921.
It’s not too late to increase your order on HERCULES and CALIBER #2!
Hercules: The Thracian Wars #2 (DCD# APR084073) is featured in April 2008 Diamond Previews catalog and will ship in June of this year. Hercules: The Thracian Wars #2 will ship with three covers, one wraparound cover by Greg Broadmore of Weta Workshop, one by Admira Wijaya and Sunny Gho of Imaginary Friends Studios, and a limited edition cover by Jim Steranko (DCD# APR084074) that is available as a 1-in-20 retailer incentive. Caliber: First Canon of Justice #2 (DCD# APR084072) is featured in April 2008 Diamond Previews catalogue and will ship in June of this year. Caliber: First Canon of Justice #2 will ship with two covers one by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau and Yasmine Putri of Imaginary Friends Studios and one by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau that will be distributed with 3 copies of cover A for every 1 copy of cover B.