New Superhero Sells Out

Zoom Suit  #1 Will Be Allocated

 

Palm Beach Florida, March 15, 2006 - Orders on the April 26th release of Zoom Suit #1 more than doubled order estimates and tripled the expectation of the publisher.  The comic will be allocated to direct market comic shops at 90% of initial orders.  Unlike other comics Zoom Suit #1 was not printed to order.  The comic was printed in a collaboration with a printer, technology provider, paper manufacturer and ink manufacturer.  The partnership led to incredible production values including super high resolution staccato printing, millions of metallic colors from cover to cover, heavy cardstock covers and a full varnish.  All these features are brought to fans without any increase in cover price.  "I approached the potential trade partners with the concept of creating a super high end comic and they loved the idea", said Zoom Suit Creator John Taddeo.  "They needed to know how much it would cost though, and that required setting the print run.  We printed triple what I thought fans and retailers would order, plus extras for conventions and film festivals.  It turned out we we're way off and we don't have nearly enough."  Zoom Suit #1 will be allocated.  Comic shops can expect to receive 90% of their original orders.  Fans are urged to check with their comic shop and reserve a copy early. "Taking zero for film festivals and kicking in all our convention copies were going to be able to fill 90% of orders.  We'll basically be left with nothing”, said Taddeo. ZOOM SUIT #1 (FEB063259) features a story by John Taddeo, with covers by Bill Tucci, Billy Dallas Patton, and  Bob Layton.  The Interior is by Billy Dallas Patton. Retailers also received a total of five (5) variant editions including covers by Layton, Bart Sears, Gene Colan, Jim Starlin and the TEAM ZOOM edition by Billy Tucci. "It's great to be involved in a project that's been getting so much atention", said Billy Dallas Patton Zoom Suit penciler. "When John and I set out to make a comic book we agreed it would be tremendous if we could sell 5,000 copies.  Orders exceeded 20,000 copies!  The demand and eager anticipation is great.  It really makes the hard work worthwhile".  The ZOOM SUIT #1 (FEB063259) is scheduled to arrive in stores on April 26th with a cover price of just $2.95 U.S. Since the book is printed, delivery is guaranteed on or before that date.  Fans should note that since quantities will be extremely limited, many shops may sell out quickly.  Preorders are recommended.   ZOOM SUIT #2 (Mar06    ) is currently available in PREVIEWS under the publisher SUPERVERSE.

About Zoom Suit:

Zoom Suit has quickly become the darling of the film festival circuit appearing in over 60 festivals since the world premiere at the Palm Beach International Film Festival on April 18, 2005 where it won “Best Animation” from the Palm Beach Film Society. Since then Zoom Suit has been featured in film festivals across the country, including New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Texas, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Michigan, San Francisco and San Diego where it was an official selection of the 2005 San Diego Comic Con Film Festival. Zoom Suit has garnered numerous awards including “Best in Show,” “Grand Festival Award,” and multiple “Best Animation” awards. At the current rate, Zoom Suit will be viewed by over 500,000 fans of comics and animation. Zoom Suit the comic, written by John Taddeo with art by Billy Dallas Patton and featuring covers by Gene Colan, Jim Starlin, Bob Layton and Bart Sears, is planned for release in April, 2006. For more information or artwork, please visit the Zoom Suit web site at www.superverse.com.