Prints Charming: Death Of Donatello, Chrononauts And Postal

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.

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

We already mentioned that Darth Vader #3 has gone to a second print, on the back of anticipation brand new characters.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #44 featuring the apparent death of Donatello (though we think we know better) has gone to second print with the offending panel used as a new cover, published on the 8th April.

Mark Millar and Sean Grdon Murphy's Chrononauts #1 is going to a second print for the 22nd April.

And there are second prints for Postal #1 and #2 also from Image Comics, both coming out on the 15th April.

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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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