Today, Image Comics announced that Julio Anta and Anna Wieszczyk’s series Home sold out at the distributor level yesterday immediately, on the day of release. Image Comics has greenlit a reprint of the debut to keep up with the growing demand for the popular new series. Home is getting a second printing!
“I’ve been overwhelmed by the response for our first issue of Home after just one day of release!” said Anta. “I’ve gotten so many messages from readers who instantly connected with Juan and Mercedes and their struggles. My intention with this series is to shine a light on the cruelty immigrants are often subjected to in this country, as well as present positive and empathetic portrayals of Latinx characters, so I’m grateful to hear it’s catching on with readers.”
Mainstream media coverage of the new series Home went viral when a syndicated piece on how the series explores immigration and family separation policies at the US border inspired Anta. It was picked up by The Orange County Register, The Press-Enterprise, California News Times, and the Los Angeles Daily News.
The new super-powered series Home explores the real-world implications of a migrant who is suddenly imbued with extraordinary powers. Home follows a young boy who is torn away from his mother while seeking asylum at the U.S. border—just as something begins to change in him. He doesn’t know it yet, but it’s the onset of superhuman abilities that will alter the course of his life forever.
Home #1 second printing will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, May 12. You can also purchase it through our ComiXology link.
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