It’s official! All 52 first issues of DC Entertainment’s historic publishing initiative DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 have sold out from Diamond Comic Distributors in advance of publication. And all 52 issues will receive second printings. Here’s a further look inside the numbers for DC COMICS-THE NEW 52: · ACTION and BATGIRL already have third printings and JUSTICE LEAGUE, the bestselling comic book to date for all of 2011, is in its fourth printing.
The Labor Day weekend didn’t slow down the publicity wave for DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, including high profile exclusive previews: USA TODAY has the exclusive first look at DETECTIVE COMICS #1 and an interview with writer/artist Tony S. Daniel who told the paper that “fresh, brand-new villains are the ones who will give Batman challenges he's never faced before.”
With Etrigan the Demon fooled into thinking that Lady Blaze is his ally, he’ll stop at nothing to bring The Dark Knight down. Can Batman convince Etrigan that he has loyalties confused? And what about Dawn Golden? When she revealed her dark past, Batman knew it would be no easy feat to keep her protected. But when her father returns from the dead to use his daughter as the key in his plans for truly raising from the grave, Batman will need to recruit Etrigan to save Dawn before it’s too late.
Everyone’s been talking about Batman recently. Tomorrow marks the release of the final issue of DETECTIVE COMICS prior to the launch of DC Comics-The New 52. The current run by Scott Snyder, Jock, and Francesco Francavilla has been one of the most critically acclaimed runs the title has ever had.