DC Comics ‘New 52’ Sells Out, Nerds Take To The Streets

It’s a red, and blue, and black, and yellow, and green letter day for DC Comics, with the announcement from Diamond Comic Distributors that the “New 52” has sold the F out. There are some that have sold above, and beyond, to the excessive, and unexpected, and some that are getting there. This was a historic re-launch for the company, parented by Warner Bros., and for all intensive purposes, it can be considered beyond simply successful. Let’s look at the numbers that we know so far:

Justice League #1, by Jim Lee and Geoff Johns, has by far blown anything out on the market so far this year, with an unbelievable 200,000 plus copies sold. A 4th print has already been filled for Justice #1. There haven’t been sales like this since for DC since Death of Superman.

And Justice League isn’t the only series that blew expectations out of the water; also, Action Comics #1, and Batgirl #1 are already on their 3rd prints, while a few more join Justice #1 in the 200,000 plus copies sold class, not surprising some:

Batman #1, and Action Comics #1 have hit 200,000 copies sold in the U.S., and there’s no sign yet of slowing down, as subscriptions for further issues into the series are still high. That’s not all, there’s more news. The following issues that are part of the “New 52” launch have hit the 100,000 copies sold, according to Diamond:

–         Aquaman #1 by Geoff Johns, and Ivan Reis

–         Action Comics #1 by Grant Morrison and Rags Morales

–         Batgirl #1 by Gail Simone and Ardian Siaf

–         Batman #1 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo

–         Batman and Robin #1 by Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason

–         Batman: The Dark Knight by Paul Jenkins and David Finch

–         Detective Comics #1 by Tony Daniel

–         The Flash #1 by Francis Manapul

–         Green Lantern #1 by Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke

–         Justice League #1 by Jim Lee and Geoff Johns

–         Superman #1 by George Perez and Jesus Merino

This had been huge for DC. The creators themselves didn’t even expect this kind of reaction, so now the next step is to see if they can keep an audience that large engrossed, and entertained with their endeavor.


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