Motor Crush #1 Sells Out and Goes Back for Second Printing

Despite the fact that Bleeding Cool claimed that stores were not ordering Motor Crush #1 because of racism,  #1 issue sells out and is rushed back to print. 

Motor Crush #1—by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr of Batgirl of Burnside fame—launched to instant success and immediate critical acclaim this week and Image Comics is sending it back to print in order to keep up with customer demand.
By day, Domino Swift competes for fame and fortune in a worldwide motorcycle racing league. By night, she cracks heads of rival gangs in brutal bike wars to gain possession of a rare, valuable contraband: an engine-boosting “machine narcotic” known as Crush.

Motor Crush #1, 2nd printing (Diamond Code NOV168052) and MOTOR CRUSH #2 Cover A by Tarr (NOV160629) and Cover B by Stewart (Diamond Code NOV160630) will be available on Wednesday, January 11th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, December 19th.

Select praise for MOTOR CRUSH:

“Motor Crush won’t steer you wrong.” —IGN

“The debut of the year and the comic that will set the pace for what’s possible in 2017.” —Comicosity

“Your new crush.” —Comics Alliance

“Lots of comics want to be cool; Motor Crush just is.” —

“An absolute stunner.” —Nerdist

“The candy-pink philosophical Cyberpunk we’ve been waiting for.” —The Mary Sue

“Compelling.” —The Onion’s A.V. Club

“A vivid love letter to extreme sports and motor bikes.” —The Comics Beat

“Without a doubt, this is the most interesting comic book I’ve read all year.” —Blavity


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10 Responses to Motor Crush #1 Sells Out and Goes Back for Second Printing

  1. Josh Masters says:

    I didn’t think it was that great.

    It was like Fast and the Furious with “nuke” from Robocop 2. I kept hearing A-Ha’s Take Me On while reading it. It brought back a flood of memories of bad 80’s Motorcycle movies when “crotch rockets” started getting popular. Speed Racer meets the Warriors…

    That being said, it’s very much in this trio’s wheelhouse and feels like what they were trying to do with Batgirl. It’s going to have an audience, but outside of Tarr, Fletcher, and Stewarts fan base, I don’t think this will be big. Tarr’s art fits perfectly, but I couldn’t help but feel the motorcycle scenes were “static” and didn’t convey the speed and motion you’d expect from motorcycles and an action chase. Hope they get better… blur the edges of the panels, use speed lines, etc.

    • Anthony says:

      nicely written comments, thank you for that

    • Josh Masters says:

      Those “reviews” crack me up…

      I’ve got a few of my own…



      An 80’s love fest in pastel meets the dark grim of tomorrow.

      In a fast and furious world, it’s rather pedestrian.

  2. Lonzilla says:

    That BC article is more of Rich Johnston’s made up racist boogeyman bullshit

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