We told you a few days ago that there was chatter that Tom Taylor & Daniele Di Nicuolo's Seven Secrets #1 was on track to be the biggest creator-owned series launch from Boom Studios.
Today we're hearing the series sold over 41,400 copies at yesterday's final-order cut-off, making Seven Secrets #1 (the first creator-owned series from Boom by Taylor) the new biggest launch from Boom, a crown recently held by Batman's James Tynion IV and artist Michael Dialynas with Wynd. It also more than doubled its numbers at FOC, a phenomenon we saw last year with Something is Killing The Children – and we know that turned into one of the hottest series that generates big buzz even on issue #7.
Breaking the 40k mark is something rarely seen from creator-owned comics and puts the series in rarified air, along with Image Comic hits Mercy and Decorum. While those two series launched higher – and none are close to the juggernaut that was Snyder, Soule & Camuncoli's Undiscovered Country – it's a sign that Boom's last year has changed the way that fans and retailers see the company. With a constant string of hits like Faithless, Once & Future, Something is Killing The Children, Folklords, The Red Mother, Alienated and the aforementioned Wynd, it's not a question of IF the next Boom launches will be big, but HOW big they'll go.
Maybe instead of joining Boom's 50K Club after multiple printings, we'll see hotly-anticipated upcoming Boom series like Al Ewing & Simone Di Meo's We Only Find Them When They're Dead and their Top Secret New Series launch at 50K… or higher?
Either way, it looks like with Seven Secrets #1, the cold war between Image and Boom for creator-owned comics supremacy has escalated once again, but with the Donny Cates & Geoff Shaw Crossover event coming soon, will Image be the next one to score a victory?
SEVEN SECRETS #1
(W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) Daniele Di Nicuolo
For fans of Once & Future and Undiscovered Country comes an all-new original series from #1 New York Times best-selling author Tom Taylor (DCeased) and artist Daniele di Nicuolo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) about seven powerful secrets-words, wonders, weapons, and worse-with the power to change the world. For centuries, the Order has trusted in Keepers and Holders to guard the Secrets in seven briefcases against all harm, but when their stronghold is attacked and the secrets put in peril, the entire Order must face their greatest fear-an enemy who knows too much and is willing to kill to get what he wants. Now, the Order's newest member, Caspar, must discover the truth of the Secrets before the enemy does, or risk losing everything. In Shops: Aug 12, 2020 SRP: $3.99