Max Brooks' Extinction Parade #1 Burns Through 25,000 Copies

ExtinctionParade01MidtownLast week, Avatar Press published Extinction Parade #1, written by Max Brooks. He also had a film out. Reorders were high, and thankfully Avatar seems to have printed lots rather than go straight to a second printing. Though they still may have to, of sorts.

William Christensen, publisher of Avatar Press and Bleeding Cool told me;

I'm just blown away, after one week on sale, thousands of copies of reorders, we are already over 25,000 copies sold on Extinction Parade #1 in the direct market!  After the monster hit we have had with Uber, it is hard to believe we already have another book selling even better.  I have to thank retailers for their phenomenal support, fans for coming out to try something new, and of course Max Brooks, one of the biggest-selling authors in the World right now.  Max is an amazing talent and his fresh take on vampires in this series is going to really thrill fans as the series unfolds.  Working with him every day is an absolute delight, he is committed to challenging himself at every step to make the very best work possible.  He's bringing the same sort of revolutionary logic to vampires here that he already did with zombies and combine that with Raulo Caceres' stunning art?  Just a killer book.  It's great to see excellent bleeding-edge work getting this sort of support.

I understand that the second issue has been ordered at relatively low levels however…

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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.