The debut issue of the hit comic book series BANG! by writer Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT), artist Wilfredo Torres (JUPITER’S CIRCLE), colorist Nayoung Kim and letterer Nate Piekos is going back to press for a third printing, featuring an all new cover by acclaimed artist David Rubín (ETHER).
The first printing of BANG! issue 1 sold out ahead of publication, following widespread press attention and endorsements from Keanu Reeves and some of the comic book industry’s most respected writers and artists. Following the sell out of the second printing, a third printing of BANG! will go on sale from Dark Horse Comics on April 1, 2020.
“We’ve been blown away by the response to BANG!” said co-creator and artist Wilfredo Torres. “David Rubín is one of the most dynamic comic book artists working today and it’s awesome to see his take on Secret Agent Thomas Cord.”
In addition to the third printing, Dark Horse has announced a BANG! convention exclusive cover that will debut at Emerald City Comic Con 2020, March 12-15 in Seattle, WA. The BANG! convention exclusive cover will have a limited run of 500 copies. This may be found at the official ECCC booth instead of the Dark Horse booth in light of news that this company (and a few others) decided not to attend due to keeping staff safe from the fear of the coronavirus potentially spreading during this event.
For the latest updates, please visit the Emerald City Comic Con page.
“I was at ComicsPro meeting with some of the greatest comic book retailers in the world the week that BANG! Issue 1 went on sale,” said co-creator and writer Matt Kindt. “I sat at the round table and I mostly listened. Retailers are the key. I can put the best possible book out there, but if there isn’t a retailer carrying it, handing it to a reader, or talking about it and hand-selling it…it doesn’t matter. BANG! selling out the day of release was a huge team effort. Everyone at Dark Horse and on down the line to the local comic shop and readers. Every once in a while I find myself working on a book like this – and you can feel it – like lightning in a bottle. Great artist in Wilfredo paired with just the right kind of crazy idea…and…bang! Second printings are exciting. Third printings? Insane.”
Here’s what people are saying about BANG!:
“A great #$%^ed up blend of James Bond and Tintin.”—Keanu Reeves
“What Knives Out did for whodunits Bang! does for 007-style spy adventures by flipping sexist and culturally condescending tropes on their head.”—DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD
“Highly entertaining …. a very thrilling statement of intent from the creative team – written with a droll self-awareness by Kindt and rendered with a keen cinematic flair by Wilfred Torres and Nayoung Kim.”—NEWSARAMA