DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio has revealed that the upcoming DC Nation #0 anthology one-shot has now sold over 1 million copies in pre-sales, which marks the highest-selling single issue since he's been at the company.
According to Newsarama, the announcement was made at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo on Thursday, with DiDio telling the crowd: “If we can get 1 million of these into the hands of fans, that could change everything.” However, before you get too excited about the impressive milestone in sales, it’s worth noting that the issue has been priced at just 25 cents.
Still, it shows just how hungry comic books fans are for the issue, which will feature writers Brian Michael Bendis, Joshua Williamson, James T. Tynion IV, and Scott Snyder and artists Jorge Jimenez and José Luis García-López. The issue includes three stories, which set the stage for the future arcs of the Batman, Justice League, and Superman comics.
It certainly proves that DC’s two main men have got what it takes to pull in the numbers. In fact, when you look at recent comic book sales, it’s an absolute triumph. Last year, according to The Hollywood Reporter, DC managed to reach number two on the list of best-selling comics for 2017, with Dark Nights: Metal No. 1 selling 271,108. The number one spot was taken by Marvel Legacy No. 1, which clocked in 303,574 sales. Something tells us we may have already found the number one spot for 2018 with DC Nation #0.
For DC fans, there was more good news to celebrate at the event too, as it was revealed that the gala anniversary edition of Action #1000 has hit over 500,000 copies in pre-sales alone. That issue is set to feature the launch of Brian Michael Bendis’ run on Superman. It’s positive news in general for the comic book market, which was down 10.09% last year.
Action Comics #1000 is set to hit the shelves April 18, followed by DC Nation #0, which will be available May 2.
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