Alterna Comics titles are going back to print as orders have seen a spike at both comic shops and newsstands thanks to a newsstand distribution deal with PDG. Publishing quality creator-owned stories printed on newsprint and with a cover price of $1.50 or less, early sales have garnered an increase on issue #2 orders which have warranted second printings.
The first four Alterna Comics titles to immediately go back to print are: Adam Wreck #2 (of 3), Amazing Age #2 (of 5), Croak #2 (of 3), and Lilith Dark #2 (of 4).
To help customers discern between first, second, and potentially third printings, Alterna has come up with a color coded logo system.
Publisher Peter Simeti explains, “Each printing will have a color coded Alterna Comics logo on the top left side of the cover, in a nod to reprintings of yesteryear at other publishers. First printings may feature an Alterna Comics logo in a variety of colors, but second printings will feature a gold Alterna Comics logo and third printings, should they occur, will feature a silver Alterna Comics logo.”
There are also plans for second printings of the first eight #1 issues at Alterna.
These printings are scheduled to occur over the next three months.
All 8 initial titles have already sold out multiple times at the distribution level, though copies still may be available at local comic shops.