BLACK CLOAK #1 SOLD OUT!
Some of you may have seen yesterday that BLACK CLOAK #1 sold out at the retailer level thanks to the people demanding it! ;D
So we’re getting a second printing for issue 1. This is the dream everyone! YES! You can see the second printing cover below by Meredith and Rian.
You can read the Image Press Release full of delcious quotes here! :D
(also, something that I didn’t expect which delighted me, is that Black Cloak art/promo is all over Image’s website and twitter right now as you can see from the link above. It’s surreal and absolutely awesome).
One thing to note is that because of the second printing, we moved the issue 2 release date back by one week — so that it could have the same FOC date as the second printing. Which is supposed to be good for both books (it also moves issue 2 to a much lighter release week, which isn’t a terrible thing either). So don’t panic, nothing has gone wrong, we’re just doing our best over here to maximize readers exposure to the book.
And on that note, thank you for all your help with that. I have seen so many of you talking about the book and sharing it with your people and your networks and it really means a lot to see that — and us selling out has a ton to do with that grassroots word of mouth stuff. SO THANK YOU.
And for any readers (or retailers!) that might be reading and want to jump on this, here are the order codes and the FOC is MONDAY 1/30/23. Issue 2 and the second printing will now be in comic shops everywhere 2/22/23:
Also, worth noting, if you haven’t checked them out already, we’ve got a bunch of terrific reviews up — and are still maintaining our 9/10 rating, which is awesome.
And Meredith and I have done a bunch of interviews (it’s honestly hard to keep track at this point, but I’ll try to link all the ones that have gone up so far!)
Agents of Fandom/Comic Corner (with Agent Damon!)
Comic Crusaders: Outside the Panels
Comic Book Couples Counseling Podcast
Meredith and I also did a print interview with COMICON
and I also did a print Interview with Dynamic Forces
Also, while The Beat doesn’t do starred reviews, we got a coveted BUY from them and a lovely write up.
[If I missed anyone in these links please feel free to shoot me an email — I got overwhelmed very quickly and could have easily missed some!]
In other news, I’m still working my way through our Founders mailings. I’m sorry it’s taken longer than I’d hoped, I was pretty sick last week (still no covid, though!) but I’m slowly getting through them now that I’m better. And this week the emails will also go out for everyone else who won a prize in our drawings, so that I can get those mailings underway as well.
Additionally, while all “paid subscriptions” are still on pause (meaning new readers can still subscribe, but only for the free newsletter and nobody is being charged right now, regardless of tier level) — there was a miscommunication with Substack — they told me that once I paused subscriptions, paid content would be open to all backers — but that turned out to be 100% wrong.
And that’s both good and bad. On the one hand it’s good because those posts behind a paywall were behind a paywall for a reason, y’know? But on the other hand, for people who would LIKE to pay to access the paid content but can’t right now (which at least one reader has emailed me about) it’s… not great.
As far as I know there is no real solve to this right now. The best solve I can do is just get the Substack un-paused at the earliest opportunity. And I’m working on that, but I don’t want do that prematurely as I take all of this pretty seriously and if the last year has taught me anything it’s that over-committing (even with the best of intentions) just leads to disappointment for everyone. So I’m focused on getting this right and I appreciate your support and patience as I try to do that. You all have truly been awesome over the last year+ and if nothing else I hope you’re all enjoying the success of BLACK CLOAK and taking a bit of pride in it — as it wouldn’t be possible without you guys.
Okay, more shortly! Hope you are all having a great week. Stay safe and sane. <3
I just listened to you on ComicsPals. Love your work on Captain Marvel, Black Cloak and Silver Coin. I wish you would do a signing somewhere in NYC....like Midtown Comics?....so I could tell you in person. Thanks
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