On The Shelf: @OniPress Release New Square One Program

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Oni Press have announced their new SQUARE ONE program, a new line of $10 Volume 1 graphic novels and $1 first issues designed to introduce new readers to a wide variety of the company’s leading titles.

Targeted at retailers and readers alike, SQUARE ONE serves as a perfect entry point to Oni Press’ extensive catalog of award-winning titles from the industry’s top creators. Oni Press will roll out the SQUARE ONE titles in staggered rounds of release throughout 2017. The first round of SQUARE ONE releases will hit store shelves in February and March 2017.

Additionally, as part of SQUARE ONE, Oni Press is offering its retail partners a series of special 4-month long sale windows around each round of SQUARE ONE releases. During these sale windows, retailers will receive additional deals and discounts on other volumes in the series offered in that round of SQUARE ONE releases. Retailers are asked to consult their Diamond Distributor order form for full details.

The first round of SQUARE ONE will hit store shelves in February and March 2017, and includes the following titles:

  • Invader ZIM $1 Issue #1 by Jhonen Vasquez and Aaron Alexovich with Megan Lawton and Simon Troussellier
  • Kaijumax $1 Issue #1 by Zander Cannon
  • Letter 44 Volume 1 $10 Softcover by Charles Soule, Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque with Guy Major and Dan Jackson
  • Letter 44 $1 Issue #1 by Charles Soule and Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque with Guy Major
  • The Life After Volume 1 $10 Softcover by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Gabo
  • The Life After $1 Issue #1 by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Gabo

More SQUARE ONE titles will be announced by Oni Press in the coming months.

Read more about the announcement at
Publishers Weekly!

INVADER ZIM
$1 Issue #1

By Jhonen Vasquez and Aaron Alexovich, with Megan Lawton and Simon Troussellier
“Any reader who misses ZIM— one of Nickelodeon’s most original and entertaining cartoon characters—will be pleased to hear that Jhonen Vasquez, creator of Invader Zim has successfully ported the concept and the tone of the show to the sequential page.”
COMIC BOOK RESOURCES
“…god this issue was funny. If you’re a ZIM fan and you aren’t reading it yet, I just don’t get you. I just don’t GET you.”  – AIPT
KAIJUMAX
$1 Issue #1
by Zander Cannon
Kaijumax was one of the most interesting books last year. Zander Cannon is an underappreciated gem of a cartoonist and deserves all the hype that the first season of Kaijumax got.”
– MULTIVERSITY COMICS

“Okay, a comic about a maximum security prison island for giant monsters should not be as emotionally devastating as Zander Cannon’s Kaijumax… What could easily be a light, wacky book is instead, under the deft hand of Cannon, a compelling prison story with a tremendous amount of heart.”   – IGN 

LETTER 44: $10 Volume 1 
AND
LETTER 44: $1 Issue #1 

by Charles Soule and Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque
with Guy Major and Dan Jackson

“[Letter 44] presents a very plausible, well-researched scenario on how NASA—or an entity like it—might mount an extensive, high-stakes space exploration mission to save mankind. The story touches on design and construction, astronaut selection, challenges of lengthy manned space travel and even the political influences that have an all-too-real effect on space budgeting and planning. I’m a fan!”

– Ed Stanton, NASA Orion Engineer, Kennedy Space Center

“…Letter 44 never lets up, never falters. I found this an extremely satisfying work of original, sweeping science fiction in comic book form.”
– BOINGBOING

“This comic has it all: terrorism, politically motivated sex, sex in space, alien-human hybrids, orbital weapon platforms, Biblical allusions and underground bunkers—plus plenty of riffs on real history.”
– PASTE MAGAZINE 

The Life After: $10 Volume 1
AND
The Life After: $1 Issue #1
by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Gabo

Will you be picking some of Oni Presses Volume 1 or First issues? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

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