October 26, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA - BOOM! Studios is proud to announce that STAN LEE'S SOLDIER ZERO #1 has sold over 24,000 copies through all channels and broken all records for the five-year-old publisher, making STAN LEE'S SOLDIER ZERO #1 the bestselling BOOM! Studios comic of all time.
Debuting last week to resounding critical acclaim, STAN LEE'S SOLDIER ZERO #1 can be found at your local comic shop (www.comicshoplocator.com), including special covers at Hastings Entertainment and Midtown Comics. Both Diamond Comic Distributors and Haven Distributors have seen record reorder activity for the book.
STAN LEE'S SOLDIER ZERO #1 marks the first of three new ongoing superhero series from the partnership between BOOM! Studios and Stan Lee. STAN LEE'S THE TRAVELER written by Mark Waid with art by Chad Hardin will be shipping in November followed by STAN LEE'S STARBORN written by Chris Roberson with art by Khary Randalph shipping this December.
Fan and critical response to STAN LEE'S SOLDIER ZERO has been phenomenal with stores selling out across the country. The first issue is written by DOCTOR WHO's Paul Cornell with art by Javier Pina.
“I am hooked. If you’ve read and enjoyed other BOOM! titles like IRREDEEMABLE or INCORRUPTIBLE, you should definitely enjoy this.” — COMIC VINE
"Stan Lee has done it again!" — JAZMA ONLINE
"Cornell and Pina create a really intriguing first issue." — COMICS BULLETIN
“Even without Lee’s name, this project would be worth checking out.” — IGN
"Pina’s art is the perfect companion to Cornell’s script and both are more than capable of handling this momentous launch and doing justice to a Stan Lee creation. Bring on issue two!"— POP CULTURE ZOO
"Writer Paul Cornell’s exploration of the experiences of a disabled person rings true and makes for some strong interpersonal moments in the story... Javier Pina seems to take a two-pronged approach to the art for this inaugural issue, and it’s quite effective. The slick, sci-fi elements boast a bold, sharp look, and the action is choreographed quite well. But for the more down-to-earth moments, there’s a lighter touch at play." — EYE ON COMICS
"Javier Pina's art is simply fantastic, filled with clean bold lines, and a rich assortment of facial expressions. He's truly one of those artists who doesn't just DRAW a story, but TELLS a story in picture form. It's great. And Alfred Rockefeller's colors really sell it." — PROJECT FANBOY
"There was nobility there in Cornell's writing... I can say this - I REALLY enjoyed Javier Pina's art. He's a real find... Ok, Stan Lee may not have written the script, but this is a Stan Lee book through and through" —MULTIVERSITY COMICS
"...look at the hero behind the mask -- and you'll find that Soldier Zero is really, truly, finally not like any other character out there" — NEWSARAMA's David Pepose
“…the plotting has a classic feel, but the dialogue is modern and complimenting to the story…What more could you ask for. Be sure to pick up SOLDIER ZERO #1? — Geek Hard
“…someone interested in superheroes but looking for something beyond the two major flavors that typically come in from direct market comics should find a lot to like about this.” — Every Day Is Like Wednesday
“…handled with class…things are off to a very promising start.” — First Comic News
“It’s pretty much everything you could ask for from a superhero title…SOLDIER ZERO #1 is a fantastic series debut that shows great promise” — Hyper Geek
“…what makes this new comic so entertaining for me is that it has a very contemporary feeling….Trautmann seems like a classic Stan Lee hero, just updated to the year 2010.” — Comics Bulletin
“…a good first showing…SOLDIER ZERO is a fun read with a classic tone that moves along at a clipping pace. I’m expecting some really great things from this series…” — Guerrilla Geek
SOLDIER ZERO #1 is written by Paul Cornell (ACTION COMICS, DOCTOR WHO) with art by Javier Pina (SUPERMAN) and ships with seven covers, including A & B covers in a 50/50 split by Trevor Hairsine and Dave Johnson respectively, a 1-in-25 incentive by Phil Noto, 1-in-50 Undressed Trevor Hairsine Variant, 1-in-75 Undressed Dave Johnson Variant, 1-in-150 Undressed Phil Noto Variant and a special 1-in-300 Stan Lee signed variant cover with all new cover art by Kalman Andrasofszky. SOLDIER ZERO #1 carries a Diamond Code of AUG1008571 and hit store shelves on October 20th.