AMAZING AGE #1, ADAM WRECK #1, CROAK #1, AND LILITH DARK #1 have all sold out at the distributor level before even hitting store shelves. Despite ordering a 25% larger print run, a surge in demand for the debut titles of Alterna’s newsprint line (sporting cover prices of $1.50 each) have yielded sold out print runs across the board.
Alterna will be going back to press pending demand from retailers once the books hit shelves on May 3rd.
Alterna also has four other titles currently in Diamond’s April Previews catalog, for release in June. MOTHER RUSSIA #1, TRESPASSER #1, and SCRIMSHAW #1 will all sport $1.50 cover prices — and THE CHAIR #1 will be priced at $1.00. These titles will all be printed on newsprint with a semi-gloss cover stock and most will be in full color. With the exception of the SCRIMSHAW series, all other titles are a mini-series of 3 to 5 issues.
About Alterna Comics:
Founded in 2006 by Peter Simeti, Alterna Comics titles are distributed worldwide in print and digital formats and in several languages. Alterna is home to the New York Times Best-Selling Graphic Books zombie war series “FUBAR” as well as the psychological horror thriller “THE CHAIR” which has been adapted to film. Predominantly a publisher of graphic novels and digital comics, Alterna has expanded their lineup to include single issue titles printed on newsprint. Currently publishing over 60 critically-acclaimed titles in multiple genres and formats, Alterna Comics titles are distributed to the comic market by Diamond Comics Distributors; to the book and ebook market by IPG (Independent Publishers Group); and to newsstands by PDG (Publishers Distribution Group).