Kirkman And De Felici’s Oblivion Song #1 Will Be Overprinted Not Reprinted
by Hannah Means Shannon
Oblivion Song #1 is coming up on March 7th, 2018 from Robert Kirkman and Lorenzo de Felici, and Image Comics have announced that the publishing strategy on the first issue will be to overprint, and not to wait on reprinting it.
Since there will be no additional printings for this launch issue, this means fans had better be on the ball about ordering the first issue and reserving it with their local comic shops. But the idea behind overprinting is not to create a shortage, but rather to make sure that issues are still in circulation as issues #2 and #3 roll out so new readers can jump on board, too.
The response to this new series from the retailer community has been overwhelming so far, and it looks like this launch is shaping up to be huge. Lorenzo and I are thrilled. I know keeping a new series on the stands so new fans can get caught up when issue #2 comes out and beyond is extremely important to the life of a new series. That said, I want people to be able to get the first printing of issue #1 to add to their collection. So we’re going to avoid selling out in the first place by printing enough to hopefully meet or exceed what all indications say will be a massive demand.
In Oblivion Song, 300,000 citizens of Philadelphia were suddenly lost in “Oblivion” 10 years ago. The government tried to recover these people, but failed, and now have given up. Nathan Cole can’t give up. He makes daily trips to rescue those still living in the “apocalyptic hellscape” of Oblivion. Something mysterious keeps bringing him back, like a Siren call.
There’s going to be a collector’s edition of the debut issue of the series featuring an exclusive limited edition variant cover by de Felici. It comes with a statue (11”) based on the cover to the first issue, an exclusive print, and a collector’s pin. These items will only be available in this limited edition set (limited to 1,000).
Oblivion Song #1 (Diamond Code JAN180587) and the Collector’s Edition (Diamond Code JAN180599) will be available on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018.