Image Comics’ Nineties Loving Superhero Series ‘Local Man’ #1 Gets A Second Printing

by Olly MacNamee

Tony Fleecs and Tim Seeley’s Local Man #1 from Image Comics is getting a second printing having sold out at the distribution level. And, a new cover.

"Local Man follows the once star recruit of media sensation super-team Third Gen—Jack “Crossjack” Xaver had it all. But when controversy sends him crawling back to his mom and dad’s basement in the Midwest, Jack struggles to fit into a world he left far behind. And then the bodies start piling up."

Thrilled by the news, here’s what Seeley had to say:

“Tony and I made Local Man because we loved it. We loved ’90s Image Comics, we loved crime noir stories, and we loved the unlimited potential of the comics medium. And to have it connect with readers who were hungry for something new and weird, rewarding us for loving it? Well, that’s the most Image Comics thing that can happen.”

Fleecs added:

“It’s been so fun, seeing people’s reactions to the book. I did a bunch of signings the week the first printing came out and watching people’s faces light up when they realized there was a whole other comic on the flip side… It reminded me of that charge I got 30 years ago when I flipped over Youngblood #2 and saw ShadowHawk busting onto the scene for the first time.”

Each issue of the series is a classic Image Comics “flip book”-style format with the lead story drawn by Fleecs and a superhero flashback—into the depths of the Image Universe—drawn by Seeley.

Local Man #1, 2nd printing will be available out on Wednesday, April 5th from Image Comics.

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