2011 Comic Book News Archives

September 12, 2011: "Justice League #1" is Top-Selling Comic Book of 2011

Justice League #4 Diamon Comic Distribution has announced today that "Justice League #1" has not only sold 200,000 copies to-date, but that (so far) it is the bestselling comic book of 2011. In addition, DC Comics explains...

  • With a first printing exceeding 200,000 copies, JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 was the highest first printing of any DC Comics' title since 2006's JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling writer Brad Meltzer, Ed Benes and Sandra Hope.

  • The 200,000 first printing figure includes the digital combo pack and all variant editions, but not digital sales. The first printing was sold out at Diamond within hours of going on sale. The second printing of JUSTICE LEAGUE also sold out in less than 24 hours and the issue is now in its third printing.

  • The DC Comics App peaked at #4 on iTunes for Top Grossing iPad Apps. during the first week of The New 52.

Check out the full report at DC's "The Source" blog, which also includes the cover for "Justice League #4" (shown above).

ComicBookResources.com has published an interview with Executive VP of Sales, Marketing and Business Development John Rood to further delve into this sales boom at DC Comics, and get an exclusive look at the cover artwork for "Action Comics #4".

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