Prints Charming: Batman To Outcast To Optic Nerve

Consider this an increasingly regular feature looking at comic books that have gone to second prints or more. Now, it is worth remembering that some publishers plan second prints automatically, whether they are needed or not and will often just run extra first print copies in the initial run, set them aside and put a second print cover on them. It can be a marketing strategy, showing that there is confidence in the performance of the book, get a headline or three and use it to persuade retailers to up their orders of subsequent books. And comics news reporting sites become implicit in that market distortion every time we run them as a story.

This is the cover to the second print of Batman #40 we mentioned before, scheduled to ship on the 13th May

While Outcast #6 from Skybound/Image Comics will be getting a second print for 27th May.

We Can Never Go Home #1 from Black Mask Studios gets a second printing.


And playing the tortoise to the hair, Optic Nerve #1 by Adrian Tomine goes into its fifth printing…

While #8 goes into its third.



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About Rich Johnston

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.
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