Dynamite‘s series of comic books and graphic novels based on Grumpy Cat, the online sensation-turned-cultural icon, have sold over 500,000 copies! The incredible success of Grumpy Cat in comics, which included the sale of over 100,000 copies of Grumpy Cat Vol. 1: Misadventures in multiple printings, now includes an additional 140,000-unit print run of the world’s favorite fractious feline in an all-new collection, Grumpy Cat Vol. 2: Grumpy Cat & Pokey, debuting in comic stores on Wednesday, July 13.
Grumpy Cat Vol. 2: Grumpy Cat & Pokey features over a dozen short stories written by Ben McCool (Captain America and the Korvac Saga), Royal McGraw (Detective Comics), Ben Fisher (of the upcoming The Great Divide), and Elliott R. Serrano (Army of Darkness), and featuring art from Ken Haeser (The Living Corpse), Steve Uy (Avengers: The Initiative), and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic artists Agnes Garbowska and Michelle Nguyen.
From the back cover description of the new graphic novel collection: “Grumpy Cat, the internet’s cutest curmudgeon, has taken the world by storm with her comic book misadventures! You’ll laugh yourself silly at the killjoy kitten’s hilarious brand of sass, most often directed at her fun-loving, big-hearted brother Pokey. They’re two cats that are too adorable for words, one with a childlike wonder, and the other with a pout so prominent, you can’t help but to exclaim, ‘Awwwwww…!’ What fun-loving escapades will Pokey dream up, and how will that adorable scamp Grumpy Cat rain on everyone’s parade?” The graphic novel also comes with a pull-out Grumpy Cat poster for her multitudes of fans to enjoy.
“The success of our Grumpy Cat comics has been unprecedented,” says Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. “We have heard tremendous feedback from both our retail partners and fans of all ages. We’ve sold an incredible number through retailers in and out of the comics market, as well as special softcover collections for Scholastic, and hardcovers for the direct market, bookstores, and libraries. This
second volume is another perfect addition to the collections of Grumpy Cat fans and comic book readers everywhere.”
Grumpy Cat’s global following includes 8.7 million Facebook fans and over 40 million YouTube views. Since her photos first went viral in 2012, Grumpy Cat has gone from Internet star to real-life celebrity.
She has two New York Times Bestselling Books, her own Lifetime movie Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever (voiced by actress Aubrey Plaza), has made numerous appearances including the MTV Movie Awards, American Idol, The Bachelorette, The Today Show, SXSW, Good Morning America, and even hosted WWE Monday Night Raw. Grumpy Cat is Friskies official “Spokescat”, has filmed videos with Disney and Sesame Street, and appears in commercials for McDonald’s and Honey Nut Cheerios. Licensed Grumpy Cat merchandise is currently available at retailers worldwide.
Grumpy Cat Vol. 2: Grumpy Cat & Pokey arrives on shelves in finer comic shops everywhere on Wednesday, July 13, as well as through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital. Look for this hardcover graphic novel at your favorite bookstores on July 26.