Sales on the book have been strong enough that Image Comics announced today that this month’s issue will be receiving a second printing, due out in stores the first week of May, which is a pretty fast turnaround.
For some time, Image has tried to avoid multiple printings by increasing initial print runs, but with Invincible having been out of the public’s eye for several months, it stands to reason that the publisher took a wait-and-see approach to this month’s issue, which appears to have paid off.
After a year which saw one of the book’s more regular release schedules, sales on Image’s flagship super-hero title had been trending down before the hiatus, so it will be interesting to see what the final numbers are on the first run and the second printing of the April issue.
[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
INVINCIBLE BACK TO PRINT,
CORY WALKER FANS REJOICE
Issue #127 is fast-tracked to a second printing
INVINCIBLE #127 by writer/co-creator Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA) and artist/co-creator Cory Walker is being fast-tracked to a second printing by Image/Skybound Entertainment in order to keep up with customer demand. The issue marked original series artist Walker’s long-awaited return and first full story arc since Ryan Ottley took up art for the book in 2004.
In INVINCIBLE #127, Mark has returned from the past… to a very different future. Now he has to pick up the pieces of his life and try to put them back together.
INVINCIBLE #127 remains available for purchase across all digital platforms, including the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com), the official Image Comics iOS app, Comixology’s website (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.
INVINCIBLE #127, 2nd printing (Diamond Code MAR168716) will arrive in stores on Wednesday, May 25. The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, May 2.
INVINCIBLE #128 (Diamond Code MAR160570) will arrive in stores on Wednesday, May 18.