Comicbook.com has become the go to place for Marvel print runs, with reports that Princess Leia #1 has 200,000 pre-orders and so does Spider-Gwen, which features an alternate universe Gwen Stacy with superpowers. Retailers are said to be excited about the latter:
“We are going to order 100 plus; it’s getting great buzz,” said Jared Aiosa of Elmira, NY’s Heroes Your Mom Threw Out. He cited the creative team, particularly writer Jason LaTour, as a source of excitement, saying, “Fans of Spider-Man are excited, and even those who were NEVER a fan of Spider-Man find Spider-Gwen fresh. It’s a fun almost punk spin on this character.”
Leia’s sales are less than her dad Darth’s #1, which fetched 300,000 pre-sales, and of course Star War #1’s ultra bazillions. So the ladies are still lagging. Wait until Marvel rolls’ out Mon Mothma #1, though, that will dwarf them all.
Secret Reboot or no, it looks like Marvel is having a good year.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.