Prints Charming: Rocket Raccoon #1 Gets A Third Printing, Outcast Gets A Fourth


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…

Rocket Raccoon #1 from Marvel will be getting a third printing as it inched towards a 400,000 print run in total.

Bee And Puppycat #2 from Boom! continues to perform and will be getting a second printing.

Outcast #1 from Skybound/Image is going to a fourth printing.

While the newly launched Fade Out #1 from Image will be getting an instant second printing.




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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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