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Justice League #1 Approaching Half A Million Copies Sold; Marvel Publishing Desperate?

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Fri, 03/09/2012 - 21:10

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:844:]]With the preliminary numbers for February released, DC Comics Executives Bob Wayne and John Rood are back again with another QnA over at Newsarama.

They touch upon Marvel's upcoming mega event, Avengers Vs. X-Men, and basically state the high numbers of copies that retailers have ordered will not be negatively affecting orders on the New 52.

Of course, they do manage to take a few swings at Marvel with mention of Marvel winning the share race for the month. High prices, a deep discounting incentive and "desperate shipping going on from other publishers than from us" are to blame.

They do love the top ten results, though.

Speaking of the top ten, the title that has been owning the #1 spot for the past six months belongs to Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's Justice League.

DC's executive vice president of sales, John Rood, states that both physical and digital copies have hit the 400,000 mark, with the latter not selling as many people might think. Seems most of the sales have been physical, as Rood says digital sales have accounted for around less than 10%.

And we are not done yet with Justice League as a seventh printing is underway.

Expect some kind of something from Marvel over at CBR soon.