Prints Charming – Squidder, Hack/Slash, Nailbiter And Southern Bastards Get New Printings

Consider this an irregular 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.

But hey ho, away we go. In for a penny…

First Ben Templesmith's The Squidder from IDW gets a second printing…


Hack/Slash: Son Of Sam Haim #1, Nailbiter #3 and Southern Bastards #2 have all sold it of their print runs and Image Comics is putting out a second printing for each. But nly guaranteed to be avalable if they are ordered today – as well as Outcast #1 second print.

Basically, right now, it's good to be Image's printers.


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Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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