Issue's one and two go into their second printing!
Looks like the collaboration between Robert Kirkman and Todd McFarlane was a pretty big success! According to a press release from Image, their latest project, HAUNT went on to sell out almost instantly on the distribution level upon its release! Not only did both the first and second issues go on to sell out completely, and go into second printings, but they also went on to set personal sales records for Image comics!
The story is about two brothers, Kurt who is a secret agent, and Daniel who is a priest who develop a close relationship following the death of Kurt.
"Getting this reception a second time around has us all very excited," Kirkman said. "HAUNT is having a tremendous launch at a period in time when the economy doesn't really lend itself to people taking a chance on something new. Not only did the first issue set a recent sales record for Image, but as of last week the reprint and second issue are both gone despite very significant overprints. Todd and I are very appreciative of the fans and retailers supporting HAUNT. We hope to reward them back with years of stories to come."
It seems like fans of McFarlane's SPAWN might enjoy this title as well. Second printings of both issues will arrive at your local comic shop along with issue #3 on December 2nd, 2009. Did you pick up the issue? Are you planning on it after having heard the great reception it has received?
HAUNT centers on a pair of brothers, Kurt and Daniel Kilgore, who act more like adversaries than family. Kurt, a secret agent, and Daniel, a less than holy priest, bond in a way neither of them expects after Kurt's untimely death. A surprise fusing of Kurt's ghost with Daniel's body creates a chain reaction, turning the brothers into the character, Haunt.