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It is not surprising in the least that Artifacts #2 has sold out. I like to think my review helped bolster it’s popularity, but it is more likely that the many dedicated followers of Top Cow waiting were responsible for the impressive sold-out issue. And it is a good thing they bought a comic with a great story and artwork instead of an issue pumped for several years and not deserving of all the hype. Artifacts is a fantastic comic, and if you have not picked it up, I highly suggest doing so when more come in tomorrow.
Below is PR
Artifacts, Top Cow’s latest Universe event series by writer Ron Marz (Witchblade) with the art team of Michael Broussard (The Darkness), Rick Basaldua (The Darkness), Sal Regla (Magdalena) and Sunny Gho of IFS (Velocity), experienced another sell out at the distributor level for its second issue. A second printing of Artifacts #2 has been sent toDiamond Comics Distributors to meet the demand and will be available in local comic stores tomorrow.
“The reception for Artifacts has been tremendously gratifying,” said Marz. “I feel like Artifacts #1 going back for a third printing was a pretty good indication that if you put together an event storyline that’s accessible to new readers, people will give it a try.”
“So seems like Artifacts #2 selling out is an indication that those people are sticking with the series, which is hugely appreciated. I hope everyone is in for the long haul, because there’s a lot more to come,” added Marz.
Separately, thirteen mystical artifacts guide the fate of the Universe. Together, thirteen Artifacts will end the Universe. When a mysterious antagonist kidnaps, Hope, the daughter of Sara Pezzini and Jackie Estacado, Armageddon is put into motion. Artifacts brings together a number of plot threads from all over the Top Cow Universe the past few years.
Artifacts #2 2nd Printing, a 32-page full color comic book for $3.99, will be in stores tomorrow,October 27, 2010. The saga continues with Artifacts #3 arriving in stores on November 17.