Bleeding Cool understands that Whatnot Publishing, a collaboration between Large Publishing and Whatnot Inc, has acquired robust preliminary orders of over 40,000 models for The Exiled #1 by Wesley Snipes, Keith Arem, Adam Lawson and artist Eskivo. The comedian e-book co-created by the star and producer of the Blade franchise is Whatnot Publishing’s highest preliminary order thus far, a month earlier than the ultimate order cut-off which comes on the ninth of January 2023 earlier than a launch date of the eighth of February. The preliminary orders to this point are cut up between 35,000 copies via Diamond Comics Distributors (together with the 1:1000 signed copied by Wesley Snipes) and 5,000 on to shops via retailer unique covers.
This comes just one month after saying 105,000 models and a second print for Ninja Funk #1. Whatnot Publishing’s first creator-owned e-book, The Exiled #1 is on observe to interrupt this report for the brand new writer. Whatnot Publishing solely started releasing books three months in the past however is already confirming its place as one of many top-selling Diamond publishers per e-book.
Wesley Snipes described his e-book as ”Blade Runner meets Seven” and he’s already in talks with a number of studios for the on-screen adaptation of the comedian sequence. “Comics allow you to discover huge worlds. Since Blade, I’ve been interested in origin tales and growing characters,” stated Snipes. “Now, I get to construct ‘Roach’ as a personality from the bottom up and I dig that.”
The Exiled #1 provided variant covers by fan-favorite artists like Kyle Hotz and a brilliant restricted 1000 copy incentive signed by Wesley Snipes with artwork by Bosslogic. A uncommon alternative to get a signature from the film star, the inducement shall be printed on the next paper inventory, with a numbered certificates of Authentication and signature witnessed by CGC.
The discharge shall be adopted by the difficulty one relaunch of Heavy Metallic Journal following the announcement of their new imprint partnership this October together with the debut problem of their subsequent creator-owned sequence, Liquid Kill. It follows sadist-slaughtering vigilantes as they encounter pure evil in a blood-soaked cyberpunk future written by the creators of the critically-acclaimed sequence It Eats What Feeds It and artist Gabriel Iumazark.
Whatnot Publishing shall be joined by The Exiled artistic crew at L.A. Comedian Con, at sales space #4001, this weekend. The writer will current their upcoming books at their panel on the principle stage at 6pm PT on Saturday.
THE EXILED #1 (OF 6) CVR A WILLIS (MR)
(W) Wesley Snipes, Keith Arem, Adam Lawson (A) Eskivo (CA) Rob Willis
Rob Willis, identified for his contributions to Dan Fraga’s Black Flag and Rob Liefeld’s New Prophet Remastered, delivers a superbly inked major cowl for this thrilling premiere. WESLEY SNIPES (producer and star of the Blade franchise) presents his authentic sequence, THE EXILED, a genre-bending Sci-Fi Noir described as “Seven meets Blade Runner.” The Exiled follows hardboiled detective Niles “Roach” Washington as he pursues a serial killer who’s utilizing mysterious, historic instruments to tear the spines from his victims. When forces outdoors and inside the police division try to discredit him for his theories, Roach’s instincts maintain pushing him ahead. With enemies on all sides, Roach wades deeper into the conspiracy and uncovers a secret 5000 years within the making. In Retailers: Feb 08, 2023 SRP: $3.99
THE EXILED #1 (OF 6) CVR M 1000 COPY INCV SNIPES SIGNED (MR)
(W) Wesley Snipes, Keith Arem, Adam Lawson (A) Eskivo (CA) Bosslogic
To rejoice the launch of his new sequence, Wesley Snipes wished to supply one thing particular to his high supporters – a signed 1000 copy incentive with Certificates Of Authenticity. For followers of the all-star creator of The Exiled, it is a uncommon alternative to attain a particularly restricted signature from the motion star himself. In Retailers: Feb 08, 2023 SRP: $3.99