I’m hearing from sources that the revamped (badumdumching) BOOM! Studios’ Buffy The Vampire Slayer #1 from Jordie Bellaire, Dan Mora and Joss Whedon has already sold out at Diamond Comic Distributors, a week before it hits comic shops on 1/23.
There’s already a lot of buzz on the series, especially with those first appearances on variant covers and some big changes, like introducing Robin Wood and Anya much earlier (and younger) in the series.
But even with Boom pushing the first issue back two weeks to give retailers more time to order, with a first issue order of 34,000, the comic has blown through a sizeable overprint.
I’ve also heard there are some major Whedonverse name drops in the first issue that show just what Bellaire and Mora have planned for this Ultimate Spider-Man-esque take on the Scooby Gang, along with an interesting in-continuity inclusion of another Whedon property that some might even call a crossover…
Expect BOOM! Studios to announce a second printing pretty shortly after we run this news. Though we might expect a tight second print run like Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #9 .
And maybe librarians will want to make sure they bag, board, and lockdown those Buffy #1 variants at ALA Midwinter, which had a print run of only 500 copies.