Bee And PuppyCat #1 Sells Out Of Its 17,500 Print Run

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Last week, we let you know that BOOM! Studios' Lumberjanes #1 had sold out with a print run three times its initial orders. The week before that The Woods #1 sold out the day of its release with an overrun 50% above its initial orders. So, that's one sell out from BOOM!'s BOOM! Box imprint and another from the core Studios imprint. Does another week passed mean another imprint sell out? Turns out the answer is yes, with Bee and PuppyCat #1 from their all-ages KaBOOM! imprint has now sold out within a week of release.

Bee and PuppyCat is based on the Cartoon Hangover YouTube animated series created by Natasha Allegri, who also created the gender-swapped Adventure Time characters Fionna and Cake. The first episode has almost 3 million views. The Kickstarter that producer Frederator ran in order to fund a full season of episodes was the biggest raise for any web series in the history of Kickstarter (over $870,000). In terms of video projects on Kickstarter, only Veronica Mars, Spike Lee and Zach Braff have beaten that number. Popular seems like an understatement.

I've been told that initial orders were 8,351 copies. After Final Order Cutoff, they increased by roughly 50% to 12,425 copies. I understand the 14,000 copies sent to Diamond have now sold out. I also understand there were another 3,500 copies bound for Kickstarter backers. A second printing is on its way and I have the cover by Leslie Hung. The new printing will be in stores one week after issue #2 on June 18th.

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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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