Fans just can’t get enough of Kieron Gillen‘s and Dan Mora‘s Once & Future, an all-new original series from BOOM! Studios. The debut issue, which hit shelves August 14, is now heading into a historic fifth printing with a variant cover by acclaimed artist Khary Randolph (Excellence) for release in September.
Prior to its debut, Once & Future #1 had already sold out three printings at the distributor level and headed into a fourth the day before it hit shelves. The series follows ex-monster hunter Bridgette McGuire, who pulls her unsuspecting grandson Duncan into a world of magic and mysticism. The Arthurian tale tackles Nationalism in a politically-relevant story for 2019.
“We’re thrilled to see that Once & Future #1 has not only created a fervor among our retail partners, but is now flying off store shelves. We want as many new readers to discover this amazing new world that Kieron, Dan and [colorist] Tamra [Bonvillain] have created and as quickly as possible,” said BOOM! President of Sales and Marketing Filip Sablik in a statement. “In order to fast track this new printing to comic shops and despite increasing our print runs with each successive printing, allocations may occur in order if these unprecedented levels of demand continue to outpace our supply.”
Check out the covers for the first four printings below, as well as release details. Randolph’s Once & Future #1 fifth printing variant hits shelves September 18.
Once & Future #1 Second Printing, featuring a new variant cover by Dan Mora, will be available for sale on August 28, 2019.
Once & Future #1 Third Printing, with a new variant cover by Dan Mora, will be available on September 4, 2019.
Once & Future #1 Fourth Printing, with a new variant cover by Jakub Rebelka (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), will be available on September 11, 2019.