By Staff Reports
Oni Press, the creator-driven publisher of “comics for all” has achieved massive success with fan-favorite properties like Rick & Morty and Invader ZIM. Today, Oni continues that legacy of success with an announcement of the day-one sellout of the debut issue of Sanrio’s Aggretsuko!
“Aggretsuko #1 selling out is what happens when you combine a great creative team with a super fun cast of characters” says Oni Press editor-in-chief, Sarah Gaydos. “Meet me at the karaoke bar, first rounds on me!”
Aggretsuko #1 reunites Daniel Barnes and D.J. Kirkland, the team behind the widely acclaimed graphic novel, The Black Mage. bringing Kirkland’s colorful anime-influenced style to Aggretsuko, the hit Netflix show in production for season three. Aggretsuko stars Retsuko the Red Panda, a young office worker stuck in a thankless job, whose only stress release is singing heavy metal at the local karaoke joint. With the help of her friends, can she ever find the job satisfaction she craves – – not to mention adventure, the approval of her mother, and even… love?! These comics explore all these issues and more, with each issue brought to life by a revolving team of today’s top talent!
Aggretsuko writer Daniel Barnes says “This is wild! I’m so glad everyone’s snatching up Aggretsuko’s debut issue! It just goes to show you that Retsuko resonates with audiences, regardless of the medium she’s in!”
Oni Press is going back to print with a brand-new cover by D.J. Kirkland, available for order now to arrive in stores alongside the second issue on March 11. Orders are due from retailers on both the #1 reprint on Monday February 17.