(Everybody’s Talkin’ About) DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, Thursday Afternoon (ET) Edition, Part 2!

(Everybody’s Talkin’ About) DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, Thursday...

By David Hyde Thursday, October 13th, 2011
As you may have heard, there have been more than 5 million first issues of DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 sold in only six weeks. How many comic books are we talking about? With New York Comic Con kicking off tonight, let’s look to some of New York’s famous landmarks for some visual context. It takes (approximately):

· 2,090,880 comic books laid end to end to stretch from one end of New York State to the other. We’ve sold enough DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 first issues to span New York State in its entirety two times over. · 174,480 comic books stacked on top of each other to reach the top of the Empire State Building. That’s every copy of GREEN LANTERN #1—with issues to spare. · 36,600 comic books stacked in a pile to reach the top of the Statue of Liberty. That means copies of WONDER WOMAN #1 could reach the top of Lady Liberty almost three times.

Oh, and 5 million copies sold? That’s enough copies of DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 to lay out and span the distance from New York to Chicago – with some left over. Various outlets have already started covering this, including THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, VARIETY, CLEVELAND PLAIN-DEALER, COMIC BOOK RESOURCES and COMIC VINE. Outlets that have run THE ASSOCIATED PRESS’ story already include THE WASHINGTON POST, FOX NEWS, NEWSDAY and THE KANSAS CITY STAR. To be continued …

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