Bleeding Cool has been tracking the BOOM! Studios original series, Day Men, since before the first issue released. The series marked one of the biggest artist gets for BOOM! with Brian Stelfreeze returning to interiors specifically for this series. And we've been following ts performance.
Bleeding Cool first stated had sold out, with the print run numbers. That it was heating up the aftermarket and there was a rumor of a movie option from San Diego. That it was optioned and broke down why.
But we gave the heads up that issue #2 was shipping with some extra perks for retailers and fans before Final Order Cutoff. Some retailers bumped their orders…and some did not.
Post FOC numbers on issue #2 are around two-thirds of issue #1, so we're looking at below 8000.
And then there's the limited edition George Pérez variant, shipping two copies to every store that ordered the second issue and the first published work from Pérez at BOOM!. Plus another exclusive variant with Cards, Comics, and Collectibles.
Day Men #1 was a big hit for BOOM! With a potentially under-ordered issue #2, are we looking at more aftermarket heat and a potential sold out status?