Unprecedented Beckett Comics program to put more than 27,000 new comics in the hands of comics retailers, big and small.
Beckett Comics announced an exciting new program that will lower a major barrier retailers face in introducing a new comic property to their customers. More than 2,750 comic book retailers will automatically receive five free copies of the first two issues of the highly anticipated Ruule: Ganglords of Chinatown.
"We're inviting shop owners to give Ruule a try, certain that their customers will respond positively to the quality of the story and the comic as a whole," said Jeff Amano, president of Beckett Comics. "It's tough for comics dealers to order a new comic imprint before even seeing a single issue. This program provides a risk-free way for them to introduce the comic to their customers and gauge interest for subsequent issues."
Beckett Comics has also reduced the cover price for every comic in the series from $5.99 to $2.99, while still offering a quality 48-page prestige format. "Our primary goal is to introduce this extraordinary series to comics fans and get it into their hands with the least price resistance," said Amano.
The premiere comic is due to hit shops in mid-November. Comic shops will receive a special shipment of five Ruule comics accompanied by a card for reordering. Dealer reorders will be available at a generous discount off the $2.99 cover price.
Ruule: Ganglords of Chinatown is the first chapter in Beckett Comics' haunting new comic series exploring the loss of innocence that comes when one gains victory over evil.
From a story by Jeff Amano (Terminator 3, Taoland, Gene-Fusion), Ruule: Ganglords of Chinatown tells the tale of Gid, a true believer who is called upon to save his people in a god-forsaken, murderous-biker-infested hell on earth.
The comic was written by Ivan Brandon (Terminator 3, Gene-Fusion) with art by Mike Hawthorne (Terminator 3, Grendel: Red, White & Black) and Rick Remender (Terminator 3, Avengers). Edited by Gabriel Benson (Terminator 3), colors were done by Giulia Brusco (Batgirl/Catwoman) under the art direction of Matt Hollingsworth (Daredevil, Alias).
Artist David Mack (Daredevil, Kabuki) provided covers which mirror the flow of the series. As the story gets more menacing, the cover images follow suit.
Visit www.beckettcomics.com for a virtual look at 16 pages of the first issue of Ruule: Ganglords of Chinatown.