Brian Buccellato's FOSTER #1 Limited Edition Sells Out

Posted by G-Man (30650 posts) - - Show Bio

Brian Buccellato is currently best known for co-writing THE FLASH and be an amazing colorist (on THE FLASH and other books). He soon will be known for his creator-owned comic series, FOSTER. Back in December we spoke to Brian about his new project and you can read a review for the first issue here.

The first issue was available as a limited edition and has now sold out. A regular direct market edition for issue #1 and a limited edition for issue #2 will be available on February 22, just in time for his appearance at IMAGE EXPO in Oakland, CA.

Brian had this to say:

I completely sold out of the limited edition first issue, through direct sales from my website, signings and Arizona Comic Con. The remaining copies were purchased by retailers directly and are now available for sale at their stores while supplies last.

FOSTER is the story of Eddie Foster, a recovering alcoholic, trying to make his way through life in VINTAGE CITY. His drab life suddenly takes a turn when he has to face off against the DWELLERS--monsters of legend that creep in the shadows. The series is "an auteur piece set in the world of the early 1970s."

Even though the limited edition wasn't distributed through the direct market, the series, with art by Noel Tuazon (ELK'S RUN) did catch the eye from us, IGN and several other comic sites. When the direct market edition for the first issue is solicited, it will ship with a $3.99 cover price and there will be a one-in-five variant cover by Joe Benetiz (LADY MECHANIKA).

The second issue will be released in a similar fashion. There will be a limited run of 500 signed and numbered with a sketch cover on the back.

I’m printing the regular edition of issue 1 without having solid numbers back from the Direct Market, but I’m confident I’ll sell out. It’s a gamble, but this entire project has been a gamble for me, so why not push my chips into the middle and go all in?

For more info and where to pick up FOSTER or to find out Brian's upcoming appearances, check out www.brianbooch.com or send an email to him@brianbooch.com.

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#1 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32813 posts) - - Show Bio

I remember seeing the interview you did about this before and it's definitely something that would interest me, hopefully I will be able to get a copy

#2 Posted by NightFang (9900 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87 said:

I remember seeing the interview you did about this before and it's definitely something that would interest me, hopefully I will be able to get a copy
#3 Edited by doordoor123 (3721 posts) - - Show Bio

Here is my problem with creator owned books: they never get finished or there are huge gaps between every issue. Especially coming from DC or Marvel writers.

Otherwise i would buy books like this.

#4 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32813 posts) - - Show Bio
@doordoor123 said:

Here is my problem with creator owned books: they never get finished or there are huge gaps between every issue. Especially coming from DC or Marvel writers.

Otherwise i would buy books like this.

That's sometimes a problem with Image but there's still plenty of books that get out there on time. When Kirkman fell behind with Invincible he started releasing them bimonthly to catch up.
#5 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the story, shadow monsters with a backdrop in an early 1970s era. I can already hear songs by Creedence Clearwater Revival in my head as I read this! :)

#6 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32813 posts) - - Show Bio
@RedheadedAtrocitus said:

I like the story, shadow monsters with a backdrop in an early 1970s era. I can already hear songs by Creedence Clearwater Revival in my head as I read this! :)

lol
#7 Posted by The Impersonator (5029 posts) - - Show Bio

@NightFang said:

@spiderbat87 said:

I remember seeing the interview you did about this before and it's definitely something that would interest me, hopefully I will be able to get a copy
#8 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32813 posts) - - Show Bio

Did anybody get a hold of a copy?

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