Monday, July 13, 2009

Comic News: TYRESE GIBSON'S MAYHEM SHATTERS SINGLE STORE SALES RECORD



TYRESE GIBSON'S MAYHEM yields big results from grassroots efforts combined with a world-wide press junket by one of Hollywood's biggest superstars!


TYRESE GIBSON's MAYHEM and Image Comics announce their presale efforts through a partnership with Los Angeles, CA's Meltdown Comics have exceeded single store records not seen since the early nineties with over ten thousand units sold.

"The success of MAYHEM is a golden opportunity for all retailers to tap into this new influx of readers and in-store foot traffic that Tyrese brings with him,” Meltdown owner Gaston Dominguez said. “Tyrese is a 2.0 celebrity who is a marketing workhorse and whose brand spans across movies, music, and TV. Team MAYHEM are in it to win it! They are sincere and want to put out good products that cater to their fan base and beyond. Believe me when I tell you that if Tyrese Twitters your store name you will get calls and in-store orders.”

Image Comics President SPAWN creator Todd McFarlane added, "With the current state of the comic book industry, any new infusion of excitement or customers would be a welcome relief. Tyrese brings both of those to the table along with his unbridled enthusiasm. Image is looking forward to having a long sustained run with him on MAYHEM and some of the other ideas he's talked about for the future."

TYRESE GIBSON'S MAYHEM has not only been pushed by Gibson's own efforts through Twitter and his personal outreach to comics retailers, but its also been the center of a world wide publicity campaign tied into his starring role in the recent blockbuster film, Transformers 2. Thus far MAYHEM has been featured by CNN, MTV, The Today Show, Complex, USA Today, E!'s Chelsea Lately, Access Hollywood, Essence, among many others. The tour continues as Gibson, along with MAYHEM's artist, Tone Rodriguez, and co-writers, Mike Le and Will Wilson, will be in attendance during this month's San Diego Comic Con International at Image Comics, booth #2729. He will also be discussing the future of MAYHEM along with the long awaited unveiling of the eventual collection's cover by Image Founder and the superstar artist of ALL-STAR BATMAN & ROBIN, Jim Lee, during The Image Comics Show on Friday, July 24th at 11:30 in Room 5AB.

Lee added, "There's nothing more compelling about a bold, original character than an impassioned team of creators. MAYHEM's boundless energy starts from the top as whirlwind dynamo creator Tyrese Gibson singlehandedly makes you love the character as if he were your very own betrayed, tragic son seeking redemption. MAYHEM is fresh, fun and most importantly, from the heart."

“I am humbled by the love and support MAYHEM has received from all the legendary comic veterans and trend-setters,” Gibson said. “To have the personal endorsements of Jim Lee, Avi Arad, Todd McFarlane, Robert Kirkman, Grant Morrison and so many others ... it just blows my mind. I am excited to bring MAYHEM to the die-hard comic book fans, but I am most excited at this opportunity to expose this world to the new generation of comic book fans, who, like me until now have never read a comic book in their lives. They will find new heroes to embrace and enjoy escapism at it's best! This is only the beginning!"

TYRESE GIBSON'S MAYHEM #1 (JUN090321), a 32-page full color comic book for $2.99, will be in-stores August 5th, 2009. For real time MAYHEM updates, please follow Tyrese on Twitter, http://www.twitter.com/Tyrese4Real.


26 comments:

S to the Hizzo said...

So awesome...


<3

Anonymous said...

tow words outstanding work!!!!!

Tisababy01 said...

Wow ok Go head!!

Bee said...

WOOT WOOT!!!
Tyrese is doing it HUGE!

We ❤ YOU, Tyrese!

I'm getting really antsy waiting for my pre-ordered copy of Mayhem over here! :)

senecadnb said...

I think you just resurrected my love for comics, this movement is like a giant light finally shining on the comic industry the way it should have been done ages ago!!

Anonymous said...

Damn. I'm going to have to buy Mayhem when it comes out just to be in the know with everyone.

TweezyTG said...

Nice I gotta save up a whole 3 bucks! Hey i'd pay 40 bucks to get this....You doin yo thang Tyrese! Can't wait for this!

La Tresa said...

Thank You Mr. Gibson... peace and love! Its about time someone was smart enough to know that we need comics back... thank you for bringin the CoLoR and StREngTh back into my cartoon comics...

Fyi~
Tha 619 is gonna be on FiRe when Black Ty touch down... if you wanna know where to PaRtAy... holla @ cha gurl!

Thanks again!

*allways619*

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you Tyrese from your Hometown! You already know I got mine on order and can't wait to get them - we are so Proud of you!! Love Ya~

Chocdollbabee said...

Congrats Ty!! Ur doing it BIG...

NIKKIE Kulditb said...

good luck to you and the comic can't wait to read it =D

Anonymous said...

I'm so exited to get my copies. My kids can't wait either i got them each a copy! And i'm proud to say i'm a foot soldier on twitter.

my4boyz25

Anonymous said...

I'm so exited to get my copies. My kids can't wait either i got them each a copy! And i'm proud to say i'm a foot soldier on twitter.

my4boyz25

Anonymous said...

I'm so exited to get my copies. My kids can't wait either i got them each a copy! And i'm proud to say i'm a foot soldier on twitter.

my4boyz25

Anonymous said...

Is the book any good?

Tisha B said...

This is so Big!!! Tyrese, Which Way Is Up?? LOL!!! No matter how many people try to pull you down,, they can't turn your Light Off!!! Don't ever stop.. Bow down to you, you are truely gonna wake up so many more people that have been sleeping on the Comic Book World... May God Continue to Bless You...

Anonymous said...

TYRESE,
YOU ARE SUCH A TALENTED SOUL. gOD HAS SMILED UPON YOU SO MANY GIFTS, AND I AM GLAD THAT I AM ABLE TO WITNESS THEM ALL... KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND GOD WILL CONTINUE TO SHOW FAVOR UNTO YOU! LOVE YA!

LATISHA
TWITTER.COM/SEXIITHICKMAMII

Anonymous said...

I think that tyrese is ushering in a new hobby for young kids who love comic books n r afraid to let there artistry be known...u don't know how much that means to ppl ...he is so inspiring...he is the future of the next generation of comic books

Krista said...

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
David Brinkley

Anonymous said...

nice to see a black man out here setting examples for us young black men letting us know that anything is possible as long as you ut your mind to it and keep a strong belief great job man keep it up ill be up there with you soon much love

twitter.com/baltimorerich

Lance Goodthrust said...

I'm definitely intrigued by Mayhem. I haven't seen this much press for a book since the Death of Captain America 2 years ago.

Also, folks with digg accounts should digg up this submission about Mayhem... http://tinyurl.com/lnur75

Retrokidbk83 said...

Who said Black Ty couldn't sell comics through Twitter. Here's laughing at them. The internet makes the impossible possible people. You making History Ty.

Porshia said...

WOW! COMICS?! I'm happy for you and pleasantly surprised at all of the things your doing....good luck

Rosie Banegas said...

Nicely done. I will most definitely pick up a few copies. I look forward to seeing exactly WHAT ELSE you can possibly do.

lynn j... said...

U continue 2 b U...B-cuz there's only 1 TYRESE GIBSON...keep up da good work!!!!

MsXtina said...

Congrats to Tyrese! This shows that he is not only an actor, singer, rapper, and model, but now he is a trailblazer in the comic book arena. I wish him continued success. This is a game changer.

-Ms_Xtina (Twitter Fam)