It is a great day for news here at Emily HQ. Today, one week after And Then Emily Was Gone #2 debuted worldwide to sell-out success and critical acclaim, the Diamond retailer orders for And Then Emily Was Gone #4 came out. These numbers were particularly significant to us, as issue #4 was the first issue available for retailers to order after the first issue had been released… monthly comics, folks! Typically, you expect a decline in sales from issue to issue in the direct sales market, so were hoping that the fall wouldn’t be too steep. Instead, we were pleased to discover that sales for issue #4 are UP 31% from sales of #3! That’s an incredible win, and one we’re all buzzing about! So, thank you, retailers, for having faith in this weird little comic.
And now, it’s time to get on that merry-go-round one last time, as now pre-orders are open for the final issue in the series, And Then Emily Was Gone #5. Currently set for a worldwide release date of November 26th, this issue will be available to order from this month’s Diamond Previews catalogue, with this order code:
Please, even if your local comic shop has stocked every other issue of the series, don’t forget to ask them about this one, make sure they’ll be stocking it. You’re going to want to know how the story ends! We are all immensely proud of this final chapter, with the creative team all feeling like they have saved their best work of all for this series for the last issue. We can guarantee this will be one of the scariest things you’ll read all year!
As you can see above, Iain Laurie has outdone himself with his astounding cover for issue #5. Possibly the best of his 5 covers. And that’s just a taster of the horrific imagery that awaits inside. Our 50/50 variant cover for this final issue comes from Cody Schibi, an immensely talented illustrator and artist of the upcoming comic Bullmoose. Trust us: this guy is poised to become your new favourite artist. You can get a look at his stunning cover below, along with the synopsis for And Then Emily Was Gone #5:
The cult horror sensation reaches its devastating conclusion, with the darkest chapter of all. Their search for the truth behind Emily’s disappearance has pushed Hellinger to the brink of insanity and left Fiona in terrible danger. Now, everyone will find what they’ve been looking for – and will wish they hadn’t!
Questions will be answered, mysteries will be solved, and visceral terror awaits. And Then Emily Was Gone #5: in stores November 26th. SEP141227! SEP141227! SEP141227!