On the heels of some rather decent reviews, the first issue of the new series of Ninjak #1 by Matt Kindt, Clay Mann, and Butch Guice from Valiant sold out on Firday just after hitting the shelves. With sales on the first issue being reported to Bleeding cool at 27,000 units, which makes it the biggest Valiant debut since Rai #1 last year…and likely bodes well for the launch of Bloodshot Reborn by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan next month.
The Ninjak #1 second printing will hit shelves alongside Ninjak #2 on April 22nd. Here is the cover…
Last week we also mentioned another sellout of a Valiant book with the Divinity #1 Third Printing, due back in stores alongside issue 3 of the new prestige format limited from Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine, also on April 22nd. Notably one of the first entirely new concepts from Valiant since their return, Divinity follows a lost Soviet cosmonaut who returns to Earth with god-like abilities. Interest and sales on this title seems to be exceeding expectations on all fronts…and likely means more new concepts from Valiant in the near future, as well as more appearances from the character.
Also going to second print is Morrison and Burnham's Nameless #2 and Stephenson, Gane and Bellaire's They're Not Like Us #2
And the launch of Warren Ellis and Worley's Project Blackcross from Dynamite.
And here are a few more covers for last week's second and third printing reveals...
Curb Stomp #1 second printing.
Munchkin #2 second printing.
Star Wars #2 third printing.