Dynamite Entertainment has been having some interesting times when it comes to Final Order Cut-Off, the date when retailers are able to increase – or decrease – orders made with Diamond Comic Distributors, without penalty, and in the sureness of getting what they ordered. It is common for orders to tick up by 10% or so. Well, I understand that the launch issue of their new series Bettie Page and the Curse of the Banshee #1 by Steve Mooney and Jethro Morales jumped from 9,895 initial orders to 21,460 at FOC, a most unusual over 100%.
While the second issue of Invincible Red Sonja #2 by Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner and Moritat seems to have reacted well to sales of the first, with initial orders of 13,113 in initial orders, getting an FOC burst of up to 26,261.
For these titles, I am also told that the "cosplay" covers really work, with one chain telling me they order more copies of the cosplay variant covers than for any other of the many Dynamite covers combined. Looks like without conventions, cosplay is a scarcity right now – for those who aren't on cosplay tiktok, that is. Looks like they are over that Comicsgategate blip.
BETTIE PAGE & CURSE OF THE BANSHEE #1 CVR D COSPLAY
(W) Stephen Mooney (A) Jethro Morales (CA) Cosplay
The pin-up queen… of adventure is back! Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents: Bettie Page in "The Curse of the Banshee!" An all-new Bettie Page series under the guidance of writer Stephen Mooney, ably assisted by artist Jethro "Jet" Morales and a host of incredible covers artists, cosplay goddesses and the queen of the pin-up herself – Bettie Page! Utilizing several clues found at the ancient Key Artifact site in the Middle Americas, McKnight and Bettie surmise that the Key Artefact has been relocated to an ancient burial site in rural Ireland. They give chase! Covers by: Marat Mychaels, Joseph Michael Linsner, Stephen Mooney, Ani-Mia (Cosplay) and Bettie Page (Vintage Pin-Up Photo) Stephen Mooney has worked for DC, Marvel and a host of other publishers, but is perhaps best-known as the creator (AND writer AND artist) of Half-Past Danger!In Shops: Jun 02, 2021 SRP: $3.99
INVINCIBLE RED SONJA #2 CVR E DOMINICA COSPLAY
(W) Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner (A) Moritat (CA) Cosplay
Our award-winning duo of AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI continue Red Sonja's mission to protect a young (and, shall we say, precocious?) princess as her wedding day arrives. But as the preparations for the festivities continue, a coveted icon of the kingdom is stolen and its protector, the king's wizard, sets a bounty Red Sonja cannot resist. The strikingly beautiful sequential art of MORITAT, another killer cover by AMANDA CONNER and PAUL MOUNTS… all this can be YOURS!In Shops: Jun 02, 2021 SRP: $3.99