Prints Charming: Spider-Gwen, Silk And Spider-Woman All Get Multiple Variants

An irregular feature looking at comic books that have gone to second prints or more. 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… and we start with a big one.


Got a few more prints to go till she matches Ms. Marvel. But the first appearance of Spider-Gwen in Edge Of Spider-Verse #5 has just gone to fifth print from Marvel.

And it has some female Spider-friends. Silk #1, out just last week, has gone to second print.


Spider-Woman #2 has gone to third print.


While Spider-Woman #3 has gone to second.


Guardians Of The Galaxy #24, has gone to second print… as has Legendary Star Lord #9.


SHIELD #2 featuring Ms Marvel has gone to second printing as well.STK673155  And to prove it's not just Marvel, Image Comics' Rumble #2 has gone to a second print as well.

STK673189Joined by Valiant's Divinity #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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