The Wait is Over: Multiverse Issue #1 to be Released

Hell froze over! Or at least it did for a little while as the inaugural issue of Mike Conroy’s new comic trade magazine Multiverse was stuck at the printers due to the massive snowfall that hit the UK a few weeks ago:  “The very day Multiverse #1 was due to leave our printer the snow started falling and the temperature plummeted right along with it. It wasn’t until last Wednesday, December 8, that the trucks could actually get in to Bonnyrigg to collect the print run.”

The magazine is a new title from Mike, former editor of Comics International and is being co-produced by him and Barry Renshaw, founder of Engine Comics and former editor of Redeye magazine who also worked on Comics International towards the end of its run.

Currently, Issue #1 is on its way to comic shops across the UK and Issue #2 is set to arrive in early January as the Multiverse team is re-working those pages. The cover of Issue #1 is below:

The full press release is behind the cut!

PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release: December 13, 2010

SNOTIFICATION RE MULTIVERSE #1

AFTER being marooned at its Scottish printer for well over a fortnight – just one more victim of the worst snow the country has seen in 40 years – Multiverse #1 is finally on its way to the shops.

“There is something more than a little ironic about the launch issue of title from a company calling itself Hell Freezes Over being delayed by freak winter weather conditions but that’s exactly what happened,” explained publisher/editor Mike Conroy. “The very day Multiverse #1 was due to leave our printer the snow started falling and the temperature plummeted right along with it. It wasn’t until last Wednesday, December 8, that the trucks could actually get in to Bonnyrigg to collect the print run.

“Copies are now reaching the shops but I’m advised that the backlog is so large that it could still take a week or more for orders to get to every outlet,” Conroy added. “The difficult circumstances have led me to scrap my plans to have a second issue out before Christmas. We’re now reworking the pages already produced for #2 and aiming to have it in the shops in early January… weather permitting, of course!

“On behalf of the Multiverse team, I would like to thank all those who have sent messages of support and encouragement during what has been an extremely frustrating start to this new venture,” Conroy concluded.

Source: Multiverse Magazine
GS Reporter:
Sharlene

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