Black Beetle #1 Sells Out

Amid an avalanche of praise among critics and audiences, Francesco Francavilla's Black Beetle #1, the noir/superhero mash-up from Dark Horse Comics, has sold through its first issue, according to the publisher.

"As of today, just two weeks before the release of the series’ second issue, Diamond Comic Distributors has completely sold out of issue #1, and Dark Horse will be transferring stock from other channels to ensure retailers can capitalize on the series’ success!" The publisher told reporters.

The series follows Black Beetle as he investigates a bombing that has killed off some of Colt City’s notorious criminals. Steeped in pulp noir with modern sensibility, Francavilla's Black Beetle tales have sold out at every turn and are being hailed as one of 2013's genuine can't-miss comics.