Skybound X #1 Orders Already Over 50K, Is That Enough For Clementine?

It's been a big year for Skybound so far, with record-setting Kickstarter campaigns for Brandon Thomas, Khary Randolph, Emilio Lopez and Deron Bennet's Excellence and J.L. Westover's Mr. Lovenstein Presents: Failure. They've also seen some huge success in comic shops, with Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead Deluxe selling out and returning with hot new printings and James Harren's Ultramega becoming one of the biggest original series launches in Skybound's history. And we warned you that Skybound X, the five-issue event series kicking off in July, was generating a lot of interest with readers and speculators who wanted all the first appearances in the series along with new The Walking Dead stories in the form of "Rick Grimes 2000."

Now I'm hearing that the Skybound X #1, powered by the first appearance of Clementine (star of Telltale's massive The Walking Dead video game series), already has orders over 50,000 units before it FOCs on Monday, June 14, which is especially impressive in a comics market usually resistant to anthologies. But some retailers and fans may be sleeping on the newly announced rare covers to Skybound X… though I have feeling that this article may drive a few more orders, especially of the covers featuring Clementine. Just how big will orders for Skybound X #1 go? I'm guessing we'll hear more in the coming weeks, especially as more mainstream fans realize one of the biggest video game and The Walking Dead characters is making her debut, which might prompt some of the same fan reaction we saw for Batman/Fortnite and accelerate Skybound's comics plans for the character. Skybound X #1 is in comics shops on Wednesday, the 7th of July, and has an FOC of Monday, the 14th of June.

On-Sale Wednesday, July 7, 2021:

  • Skybound X #1 Cover A by Ryan Ottley (Diamond Code MAY210037)
  • #1 Cover B by James Harren (Diamond Code MAY210038)
  • #1 Cover C by Tillie Walden (Diamond Code MAY210039)
  • #1 Cover D by Charlie Adlard (Diamond Code MAY210040)
  • #1 Cover E Blank Sketch Cover (Diamond Code MAY210041)
  • #1 Cover F 1:10 Incentive Cover by James Harren (Diamond Code APR219065)

Skybound X #1 Orders Already Over 50K, But Is That Enough For Clementine Fans?

  • #1 Cover G 1:10 Incentive Cover by Tillie Walden (Diamond Code APR219066)

Skybound X #1 Orders Already Over 50K, But Is That Enough For Clementine Fans?

  • #1 Cover H 1:10 Incentive Cover by Charlie Adlard (Diamond Code APR219067)
  • X #1 Cover I 1:25 Incentive Cover by Ryan Ottley (Diamond Code APR219068)

Skybound X #1 Orders Already Over 50K, But Is That Enough For Clementine Fans?

On-Sale Wednesday, July 14, 2021: 

  • Skybound X #2 Cover A by Cliff Rathburn (Diamond Code MAY210042)
  • #2 Cover B by Andrei Bressan (Diamond Code MAY210043)
  • #2 Cover C by Tri Vuong & Irma Kniivila (Diamond Code MAY210044)
  • #2 Cover D 1:10 Incentive Cover by Andrei Bressan (Diamond Code APR219069)

Skybound X #1 Orders Already Over 50K, But Is That Enough For Clementine Fans?

  • #2 Cover E 1:10 Incentive Cover by Tri Vuong & Irma Kniivila (Diamond Code APR219070)
  • #2 Cover F 1:25 Incentive Cover by Cliff Rathburn (Diamond Code APR219071)

Skybound X #1 Orders Already Over 50K, But Is That Enough For Clementine Fans?

On-Sale Wednesday, July 21, 2021: 

  • Skybound X #3 Cover A by Arthur Adams (Diamond Code MAY210045)
  • #3 Cover B by Cory Walker (Diamond Code MAY210046)
  • #3 Cover C by Erica Henderson (Diamond Code MAY210047)
  • #3 Cover D by Daniel Warren Johnson (Diamond Code MAY210048)
  • #3 Cover E 1:10 Incentive Cover by Cory Walker (Diamond Code APR219072)

Skybound X #1 Orders Already Over 50K, But Is That Enough For Clementine Fans?

  • #3 Cover F 1:10 Incentive Cover by Erica Henderson (Diamond Code APR219073)
  • #3 Cover G 1:10 Incentive Cover by Daniel Warren Johnson (Diamond Code APR219074)
  • #3 Cover H 1:25 Incentive Cover by Arthur Adams (Diamond Code APR219075)

On-Sale Wednesday, July 28, 2021: 

  • Skybound X #4 Cover A by Charlie Adlard (Diamond Code MAY210049)
  • #4 Cover B by Khary Randolph (Diamond Code MAY210050)
  • #4 Cover C by Pablo Tunica (Diamond Code MAY210051)
  • #4 Cover D 1:10 Incentive Cover by Khary Randolph (Diamond Code APR219076)
  • #4 Cover E 1:10 Incentive Cover by Pablo Tunica (Diamond Code APR219077)
  • #4 Cover F 1:25 Incentive Cover by Charlie Adlard (Diamond Code APR219078)

Skybound X #1 Orders Already Over 50K, But Is That Enough For Clementine Fans?

On-Sale Wednesday, August 4, 2021: 

  • Skybound X #5 Cover A by David Finch (Diamond Code MAY210052)
  • #5 Cover B by Chris Schweizer (Diamond Code MAY210053)
  • #5 Cover C by Jason Howard (Diamond Code MAY210054)
  • #5 Cover D 1:10 Incentive Cover by Chris Schweizer (Diamond Code APR219079)
  • #5 Cover E 1:10 Incentive Cover by Jason Howard (Diamond Code APR219080)

Skybound X #1 Orders Already Over 50K, But Is That Enough For Clementine Fans?

  • Skybound X #5 Cover F 1:25 Incentive Cover by David Finch (Diamond Code APR219081)

 

 

 

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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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