Published on March 8th, 2021 | by Richard Boom


Nocterra #1 Rushed to print with GlowInDark cover

No other release on shelves could hold a candle to Wednesday’s mania for Nocterra #1 by award winning, bestselling writer Scott Snyder and bestselling writer and artist Tony S. Daniel. The highly anticipated debut issue sold out instantly at the distributor-level and ignited a reorder firestorm prompting Image Comics to rush the Nocterra #1 back to print. 

This second printing will feature new cover artwork by Daniel with colors by Marcelo Maiolo.

“Wow! What can I say except THANK YOU! We are truly overwhelmed and happy that Nocterra has received this amount of excitement and energy from you all,” said Daniel. “Scott and I believed in this project since day one and we’re super excited for what we’re planning with this series. There are so many characters and stories to tell in this world and we are totally committed and immersed in this dark world. Thank you everyone for making Nocterra #1 a smash hit!”

Snyder added: “Tony said it better than I could have, so I’ll just say that I love this book, this team, and am so grateful to Image for the support. Above all, I’m blown away by the enthusiasm from you all out there. You’re the best fans anyone could ask for, truly. I promise we’ll do everything we can month in and month out to make this one of the best series on the stands.” 

Ten years after the world is plunged into an everlasting night that turns all living creatures into monstrous shades, the only way to survive is to stay close to artificial light. Here Nocterra introduces Valentina “Val” Riggs, a skilled ferryman who transports people and goods along deadly unlit roads with her heavily illuminated eighteen wheeler.

The shaded world of Nocterra was first introduced through the wildly successful Kickstarter campaign which ran in October 2020 and offered backers a stab at highly collectable editions of Nocterra content including special prints, a hardcover, and behind-the-scenes process work. The campaign wrapped with hundreds of thousands raised by supporters ready and eager for the story proper to begin.

Nocterra #1, second printing (Diamond Code JAN219075) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, March 31. 

A Nocterra #1 Glow in the Dark variant (Diamond Code JAN210020) will also be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, March 17. 

Nocterra #1 is available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

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About the Author

Richard is the driving force behind Comics for Sinners. His love and admiration for female comic book characters is virtually unparalleled, which immediately explains his biggest 'sin': his Hot Mummy fetish. This sketchbook theme is philogynistic in nature and even the source of his WIP comic book series "The Sisterhood".

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