Prints Charming: Multiversity To Black Vortex…

superman38Consider 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.

Well, we'll have a bit of that.

Superman #38, full of his new power, new costume, and new revelation about his identity, has sold out and gone to a second printing, heading to stores for March 11th.

It will be joined by a reprinting of the $7.99 Multiversity Guidebook, the higher price of which may have put off some retailers, but saw a rapid sellthrough and reorder cycle…

While on the 18th Mach we get a second print of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #2. And Ant Man #2.

Also joined by a second printing of Guardians Of The Galaxy & X-Men: Black Vortex Alpha #1…



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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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