Here’s a random question: Now that Justice League #1 is in its fourth printing in the month since its release, how many copies has it actually sold on a distributor level? The first-round US distributor sales seemed to run somewhere in the region of 171, 344 for the regular version alone, according to ICv2, with an additional 14+K copies of the “Combo Pack”, bringing the total somewhere close to 186,000 copies. For the first printing. Since then, it has gone through two other print runs, and is onto its fourth – and, given the way things are going, it’s not impossible that it’ll hit a fifth before the end of the month – which not only has to cement it as the most successful book from a US publisher this year, but also makes me wonder where it’s going to appear on the September sales chart. How big were the secondary print runs? Will Justice League‘s reprints mean that it’ll manage to chart higher than the original orders for some of the other New 52 books for September?
(And if so, is that the cut-off point that DC is going to be looking at for books that need to be performing better?)
It’s been a crazy September for DC. As it draws to a close, I can’t be the only person who’s really, really curious to see what the Diamond chart for the month is going to look like.