Boom's Monsterous Sell-Out

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GIANT MONSTER, the two issue mini-series published by Wizard's Best New Publisher Boom! Studios has sold out of all of its initial print run.  Written by horror legend Steve Niles with art by THE NAIL team of Nat Jones and Jay Fotos, GIANT MONSTER ended up on a slew of internet columnist and blogger “Best of 2005” lists.

“I'm actually a bit shocked,” Boom! Studios publisher Ross Richie remarked.  “I made a pretty healthy overprint on both comics, and never really expected to sell out, much less sell out so soon.  It's really encouraging!”

A flurry of reorder activity has seen both issues of the mini-series sell out at the publisher level.  As a result, orders are being allocated, and some retailers might not receive all the copies of this comic that they expected to.

Launched in October of 2005, Giant Monster focuses on astronaut Don Maggert, whose first solo manned space flight has him disappear in the grip of an intergalactic horror. Returning to earth, he's been transformed into something that will throw the entire planet into peril...   Meanwhile, the world's only hope seems to rest in... a buried Nazi robot? Will Maggert's wife be able to talk him out of his massive rampage?

Published in two installments of double-sized 48 page “prestige format” comic books with high quality, high-gloss paper and squarebound binding, GIANT MONSTER upheld the longstanding Boom! Studios tradition of creating high production values to showcase the work of the best creators in the field.

“We're also down to our last few copies of the RUN PUNY HUMANS cover for GIANT MONSTER #1,” Richie said.  “Limited to 500 copies only, and each one signed by Steve Niles and Eisner Award-winning 100 BULLETS cover artist Dave Johnson. I expect those to be the next ones to go, they won't be lasting long.”

Since being awarded BEST NEW PUBLISHER by Wizard Magazine and nominated for the same award by DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS for 2005, Boom! Studios has seen an uptick in sell-through and initial orders.  Selling most of its outstanding backlist now, Boom! Studios is having a record year.

Giant Monster #1: Run Puny Humans alternate cover Diamond Code: JAN062929

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