Thirteen Thousand Copies Of Popeye #1 Sell Out. Well, Whaddayaknow.

Thirteen Thousand Copies Of Popeye #1 Sell Out. Well, Whaddayaknow.

Recent, IDW published a new Popeye comic book. The first in quite a while.

And it sold. Sold well. And kept on selling.

And I've got the numbers. The full, actual, honest numbers that count sales to the direct market in the US, Canada and the UK. These are never released by publishers, for fear of exposing their hand to rivals.

IDW received 11,569 preorders for Popeye #1 from comic retailers by the FOC date. As a result, they printed 13,400 copies. Those extra two thousand copies have now also sold out, leading to a second print (above).

The Diamond Retailer Summit variant (below), with a print run of 600 and a Roger Langridge cover, is currently hitting around $25 on eBay…

 

Thirteen Thousand Copies Of Popeye #1 Sell Out. Well, Whaddayaknow.

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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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