Dead Rabbit Canceled and Recalled by Diamond Comics

Image Comics has canceled and ordered a mandatory recall of Dead Rabbit #1 and Dead Rabbit #2. Dead Rabbit is the new Image series from Gerry Dugan. Diamond has sent out notification to retailers to pull the books and send them back.
Speculation is going on that Image is being sued over the title of the book. People have mentioned a Dead Rabbit restaurant or it could be because of the ties to the movie Gangs of New York. Unsure as to why at this time. The book has been scrubbed from Images upcoming releases and is completely canceled.
Regular copies have been selling for $15 and up with sets selling for $27. Midtown did a signing not long ago, and signed copies are going for $25 and the variant going for up to $60.

42 thoughts on “Dead Rabbit Canceled and Recalled by Diamond Comics”

  1. “Back in the ‘90s, DEAD RABBIT was a prolific Boston stick-up man and hoodlum, until he took down one last big score and disappeared. Nobody ever discovered the truth: he retired to be with the love of his life. Now he’s back in the mask to save her, but no one—not his wife, the mafia, or the cops—is happy that he’s out of retirement.”
    Maybe because the plot sounds like it was almost directly ripped off from the same plot of John Wick?

      1. True, unless there are complications due to any potential lawsuit. The re-called copies could gain a cult status or just fade away. Personally, if one didn’t get in on these already it is probably best to stay away. If you have multiples it is time to sell.

  2. this could gain a cult flowing .there are recalled booksthat do quite well on the secondary mrket. never sceen this before. wondering why the complete cancelation?love you guys blind adam out

  3. How would they do this in theory? Release issue 3, renamed and just go on like nothing ever happened? Rereleasing issues 1 and 2 seems like a financial nightmare since everyone who originally wanted a copy probably has one. They rename and release it as a trade and call it a day? I really liked this book so I’m hoping for more of the story.
    Anyone know what Comixology usually does with something like this? My shop never received issue 1 (even though I ordered it) so I just subscribed digitally on Comixology for this series (I’ve been switching more and more to digital anyway).

          1. Heh. I liked Collider better as a title. What I found odd was the guy who wrote a book called Collider threatened them and the two books had no similarities.

              1. Only thing I recall about Collider changing it’s name to FBP was it was changed at issue #2.. but can’t recall if #2 had a Collider title on the cover or they caught it in time. But I remember them releasing another print of #1 with the FBP title on it.

  4. I bought multiple copies of issue 1 standard cover on release as i thought at the time this story was very optionable. It would suit many actor 60+ as that full face mask means they dont need to do any elvis-foo to the bad guys themselves as a stuntman would step in. If its now a 30 dollar/ quid book for another reason than being optioned thats even better.

  5. There are copies available on Forbidden Planets UK website at cover…while they last or they take them down from the site

  6. Highly doubtful it had anything to do with the film “Gangs of New York” (one of my personal favorites) ..
    Too bad, though .. it was a solid book with a “Dark Knight Returns” vibe ..

  7. So let’s think about this and analyze the situation for a moment…
    A) What was the print run for each issue?
    B) What percentage of these comics were still available (shelf or online retailers) before the announcement?
    C) Of what was available, what percentage do you think are going to be sent back to image by the retailer (or other)?
    I’d bet less than 1% of the print run goes back to image. Meaning, it’s no more “scarce” being recalled as it was yesterday before he news Since it didn’t get recalled immediately up one release. the same number of copies out there exist today than yesterday. Just people are paying more for a comic whose series has been cancelled. It’s not even controversial in that there’s something offensive to masses of people (or a superhero penis was exposed). The series is over. The story, finis. Other than being considered “cool” for having the word “recalled” associated with it…there’s really nothing more to this story or comic.
    Boggles my mind, but I guess people like what they like. And if I come across one in the wild for cover I will not hesitate to purchase and immediately flip it to take advantage…and fund a few more comics I find cool!

      1. I hear that. I did hit a few small bit locals after work that I thought might have them…notta. Will hit the real LCS tomorrow when they open…but I’m not optimistic.

        1. I sold a signed midtown copy I got for 10x what i paid. Love days like that. My sales have been off the charts lately. I got 600 free listings this month and capitalized on it.

    1. Who says it is over? They could always just rename it, and change the first 2 issues when it releases in TPB form. This spec is far from dead, IMO.

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