BOOM! Studios announces Maria Llovet’s HEARTBEAT #1 sold out on release day

Heartbeat (BOOM! Studios)

BOOM! Studios has announced that writers Maria Llovet’s Heartbeat arrived in comic stores with a bang. The series debut issue has sold out its first printing on release day and the publisher has immediately announced it is sending the issue back for a second printing.

We’ve got all the details in the press release below.

BOOM! Studios Fast Tracks Second Printing of Maria Llovet’s Shocking New Series in December 2019

BOOM! Studios announced today that HEARTBEAT #1, the premiere issue of the new original five-issue series by comics creator Maria Llovet (Faithless, Loud), a dark, violent, decadent, disturbing story, in which life, death, blood, and love are inextricably intertwined, has sold out at the distributor level.

In order to meet the overwhelming demand from retailers and fans, BOOM! Studios has fast-tracked HEARTBEAT #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT to arrive in comic shops on December 11, 2019. This second printing will feature a new cover by Maria Llovet.

Eva, a high school outcast, finds herself witness to a horrible secret: the most popular boy in school enjoys the taste of blood and will kill to get his hands on it. Horrified and intrigued, Eva lets herself be pulled into Donatien’s macabre world. He offers the escape she has been looking for…but how much is Eva willing to betray her moral code in order to find something that gives her life meaning? And will she—or Donatien—ever find redemption?

“Maria has electrified audiences yet again with this dark thriller and since fans can’t get enough, we’re proud to announce a second printing for the premiere issue of her original series,” said Filip Sablik, President, Sales and Marketing, BOOM! Studios. “Thanks to the readers and retailers for their support of this very unique series from one of the freshest new voices in comics.”

HEARTBEAT is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Abbott by Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Bury The Lede by Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe; Folklords by Matt Kindt and Matt Smith; Something is Killing The Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera, as well as the upcoming The Red Motherby Jeremy Haun and Danny Luckert. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Joss Whedon’s Firefly from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid; Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and David López; Angel from Bryan Edward Hill and Gleb Melnikov, and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott and Daniele Di Nicuolo.

Print copies of HEARTBEAT #1 FIRST PRINTING may still be available exclusively at local comic book shops (use to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.

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By Neil Vagg

Neil is the GYCO Editorial Chief. He has a BA in Film & TV and an MA in Scriptwriting; he currently works 9-5 as an office manager and 5-9 as a reviewer/web designer. He has been subscribing to comics for around nine years but has been reading them as long as he can remember. Favourite comics: Batman; Nightwing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and All New X-Men Favourite films: Batman (any apart from & Robin); Star Trek Generations, Underworld, Beetlejuice Favourite TV shows: Fringe; Buffy, Arrow, TBBT, Being Human UK and Star Trek TNG