Bamfette wrote:Also, word just came in like, this morning that Justice League #1, which had over 200,000 orders in the direct marker, just sold out and is going back for a re-printing. In the end it may sell over 300k. 6 other books have gone over 100k, (including both Superman books which were previously hovering around 30-40k) and there may be more as those are just orders from the first half of the month. Considering in the past several months that there have been months where NO book, Marvel or DC, broke 100k despite being the height of the summer event season, this is very, very good. Is it enough to save the industry? I dunno, but it's looking fairly certain that at the very least sales will be better for DC. Also, keep in mind this is the Diamond sales only, digital sales will play a larger part than previously. How much larger, I am not sure, but... in any case, digital numbers are not part of the 200k+ number.
Wahnsinn wrote:Fantastic number, isn't it? Of course, that's only orders. It remains to be seen how many of those make it into customer hands. We also must remember that some people are going to buy more than one copy of certain things, leading to an artificial inflation of the figures. There's likely to be a pretty nasty drop-off in the beginning. Hopefully, sales will level out higher than pre-reboot numbers. That would indicate that maybe, just maybe, the reboot managed to bring in some new people who'll hang around and expand their reader profiles to include other publishers. That'd be a win for the whole industry.
My LCS had a few new people in there. Not that many newbies, but the guys told me that they sold out on JL #1. They only ordered 30 extra non pull copies thinking it was gonna flop as all the customers were bashing the reboot but he told me EVERYONE (the regulars) wanted one. The Marvel guys, the im gonna cry because Superman wears his underwear under his pants now guys, the indy guys. EVERYONE! He said the ones that did not go into pulls went quick. They also told me that alot of the afore mentioned people added that and a few others to the pull. They seemed pretty exited about it because alot of the DC guys said they were leaving...but all that happened is some of them couldn't get their JL 1 today. But as has been stated we will see what the future holds after issue 2
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