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‘Cult of the Lamb’ #1 sells out and is rushed back to print – exclusive

‘Cult of the Lamb’ #1 gets new ‘Cult Follower’ variant cover coming July 10th.

Press Release

Courtesy of Oni Press, AIPT can exclusively reveal Cult of the Lamb #1 has sold out and is going back to the printers. If you missed out, fear not, as the second printing will arrive in comic shops on July 10th.

“We’re excited to feature some of the stellar artists who are loyal cultists – I mean fans – of CULT OF THE LAMB!” said Senior Editor Bess Pallares. “There’s a wealth of talent and creativity in this community, and it only felt right to showcase longtime Cult Followers among the incredible host of comics industry talent on our covers for these issues.”

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Written by Alex Paknadel with art by Troy Little, the second printing will have a “Cult Follower” variant, which you can check out below!

It’s a first issue our own Chris Coplan said, “…is both hugely faithful and a more thoughtful and impassioned take overall.”

So what’s Cult of the Lamb #1 about?

In a land pervaded by cruelty and evil, the most innocent among us—young Lamb, the last of their kind—was selected to become a final dark sacrifice. Their death would forever seal the darkest of the Old Gods from our realm and usher in a new age ruled by the four eldritch Bishops of the Old Faith. So Lamb died . . . then forged a deal of their own. At the crossroads of eternity, Lamb was met by the imprisoned deity known as the One Who Waits, who revealed the lies and distortions of the false prophets who rule the world above. And so, Lamb was bequeathed the power and responsibilities of the Red Crown and returned to the land of living with unholy powers to exact vengeance and deliver a new cult unto the earth.

The “Cult Follower” variant cover program will feature an all-new, never-before-seen quartet of the astonishing, audacious, and adorable covers that honor some of the most beloved and recognizable artists from CULT OF THE LAMB’s thriving international community of millions around the world for the first time in print, including Alessia Bellardini (@MidLuuna), Maggie Fess (@msfess), HAEDA Shiki (@gerolism), and koto_ink:

'Cult of the Lamb' #1 sells out and is rushed back to print

For more on this news read the press release below.

PORTLAND, OR (June 11, 2024) – Oni Press, in partnership with indie gaming publisher Devolver Digital and award-winning developer Massive Monster, is proud to announce that CULT OF THE LAMB #1 (of 4) from acclaimed writer Alex Paknadel (All Against All, Red Goblin) and Eisner Award–nominated artist Troy Little (Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons, Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas)! has sold out at the distributor level and will return to comic shops worldwide on July 10th with the CULT OF THE LAMB #1 SECOND PRINTING “CULT FOLLOWER” VARIANT – the first in a new series of Second Printing covers showcasing new, officially commissioned cover art by fan artists from the hit video game’s fervent global community.

Spotlighting a new piece of stunningly rendered, officially commissioned cover art by a different, beloved CULT OF THE LAMB artist on limited-edition, second printings across all four issues of Oni’s upcoming comic book adaptation, the “Cult Follower” variant cover program will feature an all-new, never-before-seen quartet of the astonishing, audacious, and adorable covers that honor some of the most beloved and recognizable artists from CULT OF THE LAMB’s thriving international community of millions around the world for the first time in print, including Alessia Bellardini (@MidLuuna), Maggie Fess (@msfess), HAEDA Shiki (@gerolism), and koto_ink:

Together, these four fan-favorite artists have been invited to channel their distinctive visions of Lamb into coveted “Cult Follower” Second Printing variant covers that will soon be available on the shelves of comic book stores worldwide

“We’re excited to feature some of the stellar artists who are loyal cultists – I mean fans – of CULT OF THE LAMB!” said Senior Editor Bess Pallares. “There’s a wealth of talent and creativity in this community, and it only felt right to showcase longtime Cult Followers among the incredible host of comics industry talent on our covers for these issues.”

In a land pervaded by cruelty and evil, the most innocent among us—young Lamb, the last of their kind—was selected to become a final dark sacrifice. Their death would forever seal the darkest of the Old Gods from our realm and usher in a new age ruled by the four eldritch Bishops of the Old Faith. So Lamb died . . . then forged a deal of their own. At the crossroads of eternity, Lamb was met by the imprisoned deity known as the One Who Waits, who revealed the lies and distortions of the false prophets who rule the world above. And so, Lamb was bequeathed the power and responsibilities of the Red Crown and returned to the land of living with unholy powers to exact vengeance and deliver a new cult unto the earth.

Since its debut in 2022, CULT OF THE LAMB has grown a millions-strong following with amusingly dark, satirically biting adventures that cast players into the role of Lamb – a supernaturally resurrected cult leader empowered by an impossibly ancient deity to recruit followers into the thrall of their doom-laden gospel. Heralded as “adorably demonic” by IGN and “troublingly compelling” by The Guardian, CULT OF THE LAMB’s genre-bending collision of anthropomorphic animals and folk-horror iconography amidst a crumbling world of ritual and ruin has earned it widespread critical acclaim and a long list of preeminent games industry awards and nominations – including three BAFTA nominations, a win for “Best Indie Game” from the Golden Joystick Awards, and a win for “Game of the Year” from the Gayming Awards. Most recently, in January 2024, Devolver Digital and Massive Monster released CULT OF THE LAMB: SINS OF THE FLESH – the game’s much anticipated DLC expansion, garnering millions of downloads in its first week of release.

Support your local cultist when the “Cult Follower” cover program sharpen steel with steel and unleashes in the internet’s most passionate fan artists into comic shops everywhere – beginning with the CULT OF THE LAMB #1 SECOND PRINTING “CULT FOLLOWER” VARIANT, on sale on July 10th!

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