Prints Charming – Rai, X-O Manowar, Superman, Super Secret Crisis War And Harley Quinn

Consider this an irregular feature looking at comic books that have gone to second prints or more. Now, it is worth remembering that some publishers plan second prints automatically, whether they are needed or not and will often just run extra first print copies in the initial run, set them aside and put a second print cover on them. It can be a marketing strategy, showing that there is confidence in the performance of the book, get a headline or three and use it to persuade retailers to up their orders of subsequent books. And comics news reporting sites become implicit in that market distortion every time we run them as a story.

But hey ho, away we go. In for a penny…
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Rai #1 is going to a third printing – the first sold out of 36,500, the second sold an additional 1,800 copies and the third will feature interior art by Clayton Crain.
On sale July 9th, alongside Rai #3

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Equally, X-O Manowar #25 is going to a second printing with a larger print run than usual. The first issue sold out of 13,000 copies based on initial orders of 9,750. It will be out on June 25th, alongside X-O Manowar #26

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IDW have a second print for Super Secret Crisis War #1.

Superman #31, the Doomed crossover that they forget to mention was a Doomed crossover on the cover has, nevertheless, sold out at DC Comics and will get a second printing.  now sold out at DC Entertainment and set to return in a new, second printing, out in July 2nd.

Harley Quinn #2 will be joining #1 in going to a fourth printing.

 

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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