The extra-sized launch or relaunch issue from Marvel Comics is one of those facts of life now. It helps bump up the revenue of what will likely be the series' best-selling issue as well as provide as many reasons for readers to want to pick up the second, cheaper issue.
And such is the case with the upcoming Ironheart #1. Rather than a 32 page comic for $3.99, it will now be a 40 page comic for $4.99, for November 28th.
Since the change was announced later in the day, however, the comic will be made returnable at some point. Which, given the incentives to order lots of copies, may be quite a few.
Of course, like with Batman #50 and Catwoman #1, announcing returnability later in the game might not affect the reported sales statistics for the title (though it will up the retail stats). We'll have to check that out, as and when…
IRONHEART #1 HANS VAR
(W) Eve Ewing (A) Kevin Libranda, Luciano Vecchio (CA) Stephanie Hans
THE FORMER STAR OF INVINCIBLE IRON MAN HEADLINES HER OWN SOLO SERIES!
When a group of world leaders is taken hostage by one of Spider-Man's old foes, Riri Williams will have to step up her game. And she'll be stunned when someone from back in Sweet Home Chicago enters her life… CHAMPIONS artist Kevin Libranda joins award-winning poet Eve Ewing, as Ironheart steps boldly out of Tony Stark's shadow to forge her own future!
Rated T In Shops: Nov 28, 2018 SRP: $4.99