Kick-Ass 100K Coppies & Going Digital
Jay Cochran - April 16, 2010
Mark Millar & John Romita Jr’s Kick-Ass is the comic book/ movie phenomenon everyone’s talking about and now the hardcover collection is about to surpass 100,000 copies in print, with nearly 40% of the copies sold to date sold through direct market retailers!
“My first inclination is to try to be clever and say that I have 100,000 relatives to thank.... but I won't,” said Kick-Ass artist and co-creator John Romita Jr. “I'm extremely proud of this all, and very excited about working on the next two chapters!”
Mark Millar, co-creator and writer of Kick-Ass added, “The idea that a twenty-five dollar book has hit 100,000 sales in a little over a month is just insane. Especially when this doesn't count all the international orders or the trade paperback we have coming up. That's roughly ten times what Johnny and I were expecting and we would like to thank the comic-book retailers in America for their support of this book. This was not cheap and they took a gamble on us and I promise that Johnny will buy each and every one of them a drink at every convention he ever hits from now on.”
With the feature film hitting theatres this Friday, no comic book fan can afford to miss the hardcover taking the world by storm—it’s time to Kick-Ass!
KICK-ASS PREMIERE HC (DEC090575)
KICK-ASS PREMIERE HC DM VARIANT (DEC090576)
Written by MARK MILLAR
Penciled by JOHN ROMITA JR.
Covers by JOHN ROMITA JR.
ON SALE NOW!
Also with Kick-Ass fever sweeping the nation, you now can discover the hit series on your favorite mobile device! The complete Kick-Ass limited series is now available in single issue format for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch users through the Comixology, Iverse and Panefly applications, while PSP users can download directly to their device!
“I have an ancient cell phone given to me by a relative that's so old it can't take pictures so this tech is so far away from me it might as well be science fiction,” said Kick-Ass writer and co-creator Mark Millar. “But I read about it on Comic Book Resources and Marvel.com-- the guys seemed excited so consider me excited by osmosis. More readers and new readers is always a good thing.”
John Romita Jr, artist and co-creator of Kick-Ass, said, “I'm excited about these advances in technology that I have been hearing about for, what seems like ten years. Now it has arrived, and all I can think of is that it advances the state of ‘comic books’ in that it will direct people to the source material. I believe this will cement the tangible material, the comics themselves, into the hands and minds of future ‘young’ generations! It always comes down to the quality of writing and the sequential art. Holding a comic and turning the page for more will forever be a novelty, even with advanced technology as an option.”
Discover today just why everyone can’t stop talking about Kick-Ass and don’t miss the feature film, in theatres everywhere tomorrow! Download Kick-Ass via Comixology, Iverse and Panefly or on your PSP right now!
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