X-23 #1 Sells Out

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Marvel Comics announces that X-23 #1 has completely sold out -- a new printing with a variant cover by Billy Tan is scheduled to hit store shelves on February 23rd, the same day as X-23 #3.

Says Sales and Marketing Manager David Gabriel, "Going back to press on X-23 #1 is an absolute no-brainer. The issue blew right out, even with a significant overprinting on issue #1, and unfilled backorders are already mounting.  Thanks so much to the fans and retailers for such strong support of this 'Marvel Next' title. On a related note, we'll also have some news on fan-favorite NYX within the next few days. "

Written by Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost, and spinning out of NYX, the "Innocence Lost" arc tells the full story behind the origin of X-23 - who she is, where she comes from, and the exact nature of her relationship to Wolverine.

"This book was a real dream come true for Chris and I, and having the first issue sell out is beyond our wildest expectations. This was our first gig in comics and to have our first book sell out...it's just too awesome for words," says Craig Kyle.

Chris Yost adds, "I just can't wait for everyone to see issue three."

The limited edition variant printing of X-23 #1 is timed to go on sale the same day as X-23 #3, February 23, 2005. Retailers can place orders for both through Thursday, February 3rd. The new cover for issue #1 by Bill Tan will be available for viewing next week!

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