5 Reasons For Retailers To Up Their Orders Big Time On Motor Crush This Week


It is quite possible that retailers might consider upping their orders on Motor Crush #1 from Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr, before Final Order Cut-Off next Monday.

And I'm giving you 3 reasons.

1. It's the new project from the team that gave DC the phrase Batgirling. That created a movement. That brought in a fanbase. That dominated Tumblr. That took Killing Joke out of continuity. They did stuff. And they're doing more of it.

2. It's the retailer giveaway preview of the first issue that got snapped up in a record time at Thought Bubble – that I kindly photographed on my hotel bedspread. But it is being recoloured, relettered and rewritten, after the team saw it printed. They are going back to the work to make their debut issue better.

3. The big one. The first issue of Motor Crush – indeed the first five – will feature a prologue story to a new project, Isola, launching from Image in the Spring next year. It's not a preview, it's an original story and won't be reprinted until the first Isola collection which will be a year away.

Isola is written by Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl, with illustrations by Karl and colour art by MSassyK, the background painter of Gotham Academy.


Take an early look here.


4. Retailers who order the minimum number of copies of each of the first three issues of the series, based on their Diamond discount tier will qualify to have their order made fully returnable.

And 5…. it's rather good.

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