Amazing Spider-Man #55 Second Print Orders Double First Printing

The recent Amazing Spider-Man #55 got a lot of orders – and interest – because of its rather striking cover by Patrick Gleason. The cover was parodied before it was even published by The Amazing Sycophant and the Winnie The Pooh/Deadpool mashup Do You Pooh.

Despite a big increase in orders, the comic book managed to sell out instantly, with multiple copies selling on eBay right now for up to $53 each. While Patrick Gleason's own virgin variant version of the comic that he was selling for $24.99 each,is now selling for up to $200 raw on eBay as well.

It also went to a second printing with a red cover – and a 1:50 version with a flipped-back-to-the-original artwork as Bleeding Cool suggested it might. Meanwhile, the Gabrielle Dell'Otto variant has only been selling for cover price, alongside the Ron Lim LEGO variant, and the 1:10 Brian Horton version of the cover for only $10.

Now Bleeding Cool understands that, in a remarkable departure from the norm, orders for the second printing from retailers are more than for the first printing – almost twice as many copies ordered.

Amazing Spider-Man #55 Second Print Orders Double First Printing
Amazing Spider-Man #55

And with copies selling for $8, twice the cover price, before orders are even finalised, you can see why there might be interest. Especially when that and the 1:50 copy together have sold repeatedly for over $80 on eBay as well.

Throw this in with the news that Marvel's Star Wars: The High Republic has hit over 200,000 orders for its first printing, and Marvel Comics should be quite happy right now.

(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Patrick Gleason
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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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