Comic Book News
The Looking Glass Wars: Hatter M officially a hit
By M&C News Jan 23, 2006, 17:48 GMT
Series creator, Frank Beddor, has given the last of his personal copies to Diamond to fulfill recent reorders so the title has now officially and completely sold out of its print run of 9000
“It’s a good day for a creator when his distributor sends a purchase order to buy up his own personal stash,” commented series writer, Frank Beddor in a press release.
Originally released on December 7, The Looking Glass Wars: Hatter M #1 tells the story of Royal Bodyguard Hatter Madigan, who after being shot through an exit portal into a world far different from his own, finds himself in Paris, France in the year 1859, shockingly separated from Princess Alyss of Wonderland.
Pledged to protect the princess after the bloody coup that killed her parents at the start of the Looking Glass Wars, Hatter’s search for Alyss commences immediately and continues incessantly leaving the whispers and totems of myth in his non-stop wake. Put to rest any delusions or disinformation you may have of the tea guzzling madman of faux literary history and prepare to expand your consciousness as the saga of Hatter Madigan and his relentless search for Alyss, Wonderland’s lost princess, unfolds in this upcoming series.
“This is the type of problem a publisher hopes to have,” said Desperado Publishing publisher, Joe Pruett said. “We believed that this book was really good and we hoped that others would feel the same way. Judging by the response it’s getting both from fans and from critics, I guess they do. And just wait until they see issue #2.”
The four issue mini-series features a story by Frank Beddor and Liz Cavalier with full color art by Ben Templesmith. Beddor is the author of The Looking Glass Wars novels, currently only available in the UK, but soon to be released in the US through Penguin Young Readers Group, as well as producer of the hugely popular Hollywood film, There’s Something About Mary.
This sell out is due in part to the rave reviews the title has been receiving. Here are just a few of those comments:
If demand warrants, a second printing of the first issue may become available in time for this year’s convention season. There is still time to order copies of The Looking Glass Wars: Hatter M #2. The order code to do so is: DEC051775.