Berkeley, CA – 2 June 2010 – Less than a week after its initial release, entertainment impresario Rob Zombie’s WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BARON VON SHOCK? #1 has sold out at the distribution level.
Image Comics is releasing a second printing of the first issue of Zombie’s sordid study of the rise and fall of a minor celebrity, illustrated by Donny Hadiwidjaja and Val Staples, and it will be in stores on June 30, 2010, the same day as the second issue hits.
“What can I say?” asks Zombie. “It’s awesome to hear that Baron Von Shock flew off the shelves. I love this book and I’m glad to hear that everyone else does, too.”
In WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BARON VON SHOCK?, Rob Zombie returns to comics with a dark dramedy that outlines the fantastic rise and spiraling decent of celebrity. Being in the right place at the right time isn’t always a good thing, as Baron Von Shock finds out first hand. His sudden rise to fame as a television horror host meets with unexpected results. Baron Von Shock delivers a roller coaster ride of emotion that only Rob Zombie can provide.
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BARON VON SHOCK? #1 Second Printing (MAR108131), a 32-page full-color comic book for $3.99, will be on sale June 30, 2010, the same day as WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BARON VON SHOCK? #2 (APR100476).
Here’s a rough video of us rocking School’s Out. We’ve got much better video coming but this will give you a taste of what went down that night. Rock out!
Funny shit. I actually ran into Randy Newman in a hospital waiting room the day after this aired. Weird.