2005 Comic Book News Archives

Superman #219

July 27, 2005: Parts 1 & 2 of Superman “Sacrifice” Storyline Sold Out at DC

SUPERMAN #219 and ACTION COMICS #829 the first two parts of the cataclysmic 4-part "Sacrifice" storyline, are now sold out at DC Comics.

SUPERMAN #219, written by Mark Verheiden and illustrated by Ed Benes, sold out one week after arriving in stores on arriving in stores on July 7; ACTION COMICS #829, written by Gail Simone and illustrated by John Byrne & Nelson, sold out two weeks after arriving in stores on July 13.

"We always thought the Sacrifice storyline would raise a few eyebrows, but it's great to see the fans responding so strongly," says Verheiden. "Writing SUPERMAN has been a thrill, a challenge and 'pinch me, I'm dreaming!' fun all at the same time, and a lot of credit for this success goes to the great creative teams who worked so hard to make Sacrifice come together. Ed Benes' art is flat-out spectacular, writers Greg Rucka and Gail Simone are great partners in crime, and Editor Eddie Berganza and DC honcho Dan DiDio couldn't have been more supportive. And the best is yet to come!"

Action Comics #829 "It's very cool that all three issues of ACTION COMICS John and I have done have sold out one right after another," says Simone. "I think it's a tribute to the art team of John Byrne, Nelson, and (colorist) Guy Major and their amazing work on the title. And I'm very thrilled to be in the company of talents working on Superman. All I can say is a huge Krypton-sized THANK YOU to all the readers who are jumping on board!"

"This story serves as one of the lead-ins to INFINITE CRISIS," says Bob Wayne, DC's VP - Sales. "Retailers should stock up now on the remaining chapters before we run out of copies."

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #642 and WONDER WOMAN #219, the remaining two chapters of "Sacrifice" both are available for reorder as of 3:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time.

Plot threads from "Sacrifice" continue directly into THE OMAC PROJECT #4, also available for reorder.

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