We'll get more details later, I'm sure, but Bleeding Cool has been reliably informed that Dark Days: The Casting #1 by Scott Snyder, James TynionIV, Andy Kubert, John Romita, Klaus Janson, Danny Miki, Jim Lee and Scott Williams published by DC Comics will be officially announced as the most-ordered comic book by North American direct market retailers in July 2017. The previous Dark Days: The Forge was beaten by the launch of Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man in June, but Dark Days: The Casting beat the launches of Astonishing X-Men, Spider-Men II and Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe Again.
But that Marvel Comics was the month's top publisher yet again, with the greatest amount of market share, a position they have consistently held for years – with occasional wobbles.
While the most-ordered trade paperback or graphic novel was Monstress Vol 2 by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda from Image Comics.
A quick reminder…
DARK DAYS THE CASTING #1
(W) Scott Snyder, James TynionIV (A) Andy Kubert, John Romita, Klaus Janson, Danny Miki (A/CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams
The Joker's surprise attack threatens to lay waste to all of Batman's carefully laid plans. Will the Dark Knight be able to regain the trust of his closest allies, Green Lantern and Duke, and prevent the forces of darkness from consuming the DC Universe?! Will Hawkman's warning stop our heroes from peering into the abyss? The great comics event of summer 2017 is on its way, courtesy of superstar writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV with art by a master class of comics artists: Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr.!
MONSTRESS TP VOL 02
(W) Marjorie M. Liu (A/CA) Sana Takeda
The Eisner-nominated MONSTRESS is back!
Maika, Kippa, and Ren journey to Thyria in search of answers to her past…and discover a terrible new threat.
Collects MONSTRESS #7-12