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.