There is a really great article over at Hero Complex, where the LA Times reporter takes a look at DC’s Relaunch and the move to digital comics.  One of the most important elements in the article is the mention that Justice League #1 has pre-orders over 200,000 copies.

In the short run, it seems everyone in the comic-book industry will benefit. DC’s flagship title, “Justice League No. 1,” has pre-orders for more than 200,000 print copies, which would make it the bestselling title of 2011. Six other new DC No. 1’s already have more than 100,000 pre-orders.

While pre-orders and final sales are quite different from one another, if these numbers do indeed turn out to be true, then DC may have indeed given a shot in the arm to the industry.  While the number ones are a big deal, what will really be interesting is to see how well the number twos will sell as the August pre-orders were due to shops on Saturday.

via Hero Complex

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  1. ikdks
    August 23, 2011 at 11:19 am — Reply

    Grant Morrison was just talking in Rolling Stone about how no title broke 100,000 in May.

    • August 23, 2011 at 12:38 pm — Reply

      Interestingly we talked about that a couple of months ago, right here on this site ;)

      • ikdks
        August 23, 2011 at 1:17 pm — Reply

        i can’t listen to your podcasts at work, the IT guys block it.

        • Jimmy
          August 23, 2011 at 3:39 pm — Reply

          that’s what mp3 players are for :)

  2. ~wyntermute~
    August 23, 2011 at 6:28 pm — Reply

    Also, this could simply mean that people who’re still involved in comic-book speculation have bet on yet another bunch of #1s to recoup their investments, and ordered 10/person. I’m glad you pointed out that “pre-orders” =/= sold merch. ^_^ As the people at HP are finding out due to the “tablet wars”, it doesn’t matter -whose- shelves (warehouses or stores) things are sitting on if people ain’t buying them.

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