Confirming rumors, it’s been announced that Justice League #1 has indeed sold out. Nikki Finke gets the scoop:
But I can tell you exclusively that the first printing of Justice League #1 has officially sold out today in advance of tomorrow’s on-sale date, and DC is rushing back to press for a second printing. (Yes, I know: these things almost always sell out. And in the not-so-old days sold way more.) Over 200,000 physical copies of JL1, along with tens of thousands of digital copies, are expected to be sold worldwide. I understand that Justice League #1 has a particular connection to DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson’s exec team, as its writer is DCE’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and its artist is DCE’s Co-Publisher Jim Lee, two of the biggest creators in the industry.
Man, when Nikki says she doesn’t do geek, she isn’t kidding.
The comments are all over the fact that 200,000 isn’t really all THAT huge a number, compared to olden days — X-MEN #1 sold 3 million copies, yadda yadda. But, you know, it’s a new world. Let’s be happy with what we have.
Aside: Has DC ever released an image of the new JL #1 with the LOGO attached?
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