Comics News
Fear Agent #4 Sells Out
By The Editor
May 25, 2006 - 20:40

Image Comics today announced that  Diamond has completely sold out of FEAR AGENT #4 by Rick Remender,  Tony Moore, Mike Manley and Lee Loughridge.

A specially-priced trade paperback collecting FEAR AGENT #1-4 has  already been scheduled and will be in stores on June 21; FEAR AGENT,  VOL. 1: REIGNITION TP (APR061774) is available for order now.

Created by Rick Remender and Tony Moore, FEAR AGENT is the story of  down and out alien exterminator Heath Huston, who stumbles upon an  extra-terrestrial plot to commit genocide on humanity. Meanwhile, he  is forced to chose between the bottle and resuming his roll as a  peacekeeper... as the last Fear Agent.

"I think it's safe to say that many retailers continue to  underestimate the demand for FEAR AGENT," said Image Executive  Director Eric Stephenson. "Since the debut of FEAR AGENT #1 late last  year, though, there's been a growing swell of interest in this title.  People want this book."

"We want to make sure that everyone who wants in on the action with  FEAR AGENT will have an opportunity to do so. So, we rush-solicited  the first trade in an effort to make the story as widely available as  possible, plus we priced it at a meager $9.99 in order to take away  any price resistance at the counter," said Remender.

Stephenson was also quick to point out that while FEAR AGENT has its  roots in classic sci-fi, its appeal is not nostalgia based.

"I don't think there's anything 'retro' about FEAR AGENT," he  explained. "Rick Remender is bring something new to this type of  material in the same way creators like Steve Niles and Robert Kirkman  brought a new perspective to horror."

"The number of retailers that have approached us saying they've been  looking at doubling, tripling and even quadrupling their orders makes  us think that we should be very aggressive," Remender added. "FEAR  AGENT #5 is the beginning of a new story arc and the introduction of  our new artist, Jerome Opena, and it's a great jumping on point for  new readers."

With that in mind, Stephenson and Remender are both urging retailers  to double-check their orders and place advance reorders for the  upcoming FEAR AGENT #5, which Stephenson predicted would be an  "instant sell out."

"There will undoubtedly be a very high demand for issue #5 from new  readers brought in by the thousands of affordable trades we're  shipping," commented Remender.

FEAR AGENT #5 (MAR061848) is available for advance reorders now in  the April issue of Previews and will go on sale June 28. FEAR AGENT,  VOL. 1: REIGNITION (APR061774), a 96-page trade paperback priced at  the low introductory price of $9.99, is available for advance reorder  as well and will hit stores on the week prior, on June 21.