Image Credits Marvel as Chelsea Cain’s Man-Eaters #2 Goes to 2nd Print

Man-Eaters #2, the second issue of the hit Image Comics series by Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk, Rachelle Rosenberg, Joe Caramagna, Lia Miternique, and Stella Greenvoss has sold out at Diamond and is being “fast-tracked to a second printing,” Image revealed in a press release Thursday.

Eisner-nominated and New York Times bestselling thriller writer Chelsea Cain, artist Kate Niemczyk, colorist Rachelle Rosenberg, and letterer Joe Caramagna of the controversial and buzzed about comic Mockingbird have captured lighting in a bottle once more with Lia Miternique and Stella Greenvoss on their team in their new series from Image Comics—MAN-EATERS. The series is being rushed back to print in order to keep up with escalating demand.

The really interesting part of the press release comes next, however, when Image throws a little shade at their competition by crediting Marvel’s cancellation of Cain’s Vision comic, and the ensuing controversy, in part, for the success of Man-Eaters.

On the heels of Marvel’s unexpected cancellation of Cain’s The Vision series, Internet commentary and rallying cries in support of MAN-EATERS went viral across the social media sphere while mainstream media covered the Marvel slight in waves and drove fans to check out her new series, MAN-EATERS instead. Readers and critics alike repeatedly compared the hot new title to Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine DeLandro’s BITCH PLANET and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. In response to the overwhelming support and to bolster the growing momentum for the series, MAN-EATERS #2 is being fast-tracked to a second printing in order to keep up with customer interest in the title.

That fan and critical acclaim could have been yours, Marvel, but you blew it!

Man-Eaters #2 second printing will hit stores on November 5th.

The MAN-EATERS story introduces a world where a mutation in Toxoplasmosis causes menstruating women to turn into ferocious killer wildcats—easily provoked and extremely dangerous. As panic spreads and paranoia takes root, the fate of the world rides on the shoulders of one twelve-year-old girl. Part Cat People, part The Handmaid’s Tale, MAN-EATERS has an all pro-feline agenda.

MAN-EATERS #2, 2nd printing (Diamond Code SEP188835) will be available on Wednesday, December 5th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, November 12th.

MAN-EATERS #2 is also available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play. Fans can also subscribe to receive the series delivered by mail within the domestic U.S. on Image Direct.

MAN-EATERS #3 Cover A by Miternique (Diamond Code SEP180190) and MAN-EATERS #3 Cover B by Miternique (Diamond Code SEP188190) will be available on Wednesday, November 28th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, November 5th.

MAN-EATERS #4 (Diamond Code OCT180221) will be available on Wednesday, December 26th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, December 3rd.

MAN-EATERS #5 (Diamond Code NOV180163) will be available on Wednesday, January 30th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, January 7th.

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