Prints Charming: Spider-Gwen Gets A Third Printing, Gerard Way Gets A Second

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.


Latour and Rodriguez' first appearance of Spider-Gwen in Edge Of Spider-Verse #2 gets a third printing, as the standard cover for first printing sells for up to $37 on eBay, unslabbed.

STK662396While Gerard Way's Edge Of Spider-Verse #5 gets a second printing.

Also Rocket Raccoon #2 gets a third printing and Death Of Wolverine #4 gets a second, all four for the 26th November.


Wayward #2 gets a second printing as does Gotham Academy #1 while Grayson #1 gets a third printing, all for 19th November.




About Rich Johnston

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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