The first release from the revived “Joe’s Comics” line, “Ten Grand” by J. Michael Straczynski and Ben Templesmith, has sold out the same week as its release.
Image Comics has announced a second printing for the #1 issue, set for a June 5 release.
Here’s how Image describes the title:
A supernatural romance crossed with hardboiled crime, TEN GRAND tells the story of Joe Fitzgerald, a mob enforcer who has sworn to go straight — only to be left for dead during his final hit, an incident that leaves his fiancée dead. Joe gets a second chance when an angelic being revives him to be a hitman for mysterious, spiritual forces, with the reward being that he gets to spend five minutes with his beloved Laura every time he’s killed in his new “job.”
Straczynski created the TV show “Babylon 5″ and has written comics including “Superman” and “The Amazing Spider-Man.” In the previous version of “Joe’s Comics,” he created “Rising Stars” and “Midnight Nation.”
He also created the shows “Crusade” and “Jeremiah,” and wrote the screenplay for the motion picture “Changeling,” starring Angelina Jolie and directed by Clint Eastwood.