Two days ago, Bleeding Cool shared the last two pages of Dead Letters #1, the new Boom Studios original series by High Crimes writer Christopher Sebela and Chris Visions. The twist ending captured the attention of some high profile advance readers – Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction.
Yesterday, it seems that retailers and shops jumped on pushing the book…
— HEROESONLINE (@heroesonline) April 1, 2014
I read Dead Letters #1 at ECCC, and it was effing fantastic. You should check it out when you hit your LCS today. — Paul Allor (@PaulAllor) April 2, 2014
Larry's Comics noticed it was sold out first when they went to reorder copies.
Then Boom's Bryce Carlson seemed to confirm it.
And finally, writer Christopher Sebela left little room for doubt.
So I indeed got confirmation that DEAD LETTERS #1 sold out today. Holy cats.
— Christopher Sebela (@xtop) April 3, 2014
I understand that the initial print run was 9,500 copies, based on Final Order Cut-Off numbers of 5,900. The remaining 3,600 copies burnt through fast. And, naturally, a second printing is on the way, with a 2,500 print run, with this cover…