This week’s “Pull of the Week” Captain America #600 has already sold out. The epic 600 issue series milestone has been announced to go to a second printing with a variant cover featuring the interior art splash page from artist Butch Guice. Following the mainstream media attention the issue received and the comic being released on Monday as opposed to the regular Wednesday ship date, this has been the most talked about issue of Captain America since Steve Rogers was shot and killed two years ago.
About the milestone issue, David Gabriel, Marvel Senior Vice-President of Sales & Circulation, had this to say: “First and foremost, I’d like to thank all those retailers who made this amazing event possible by participating in this special advance release on Monday. Despite what might have been the largest overprint we’ve ever done for a book, copies sold out well before even the early on sale date.”
“This is a great indicator for the excitement that we’re anticipating for Captain America Reborn,” he continued. “We’d also like to thank the fans and press for getting behind Captain America #600. Trust me, you’re in for a lot of fun and we’re glad to have you along for the ride! ”
And the retailers have something to say about the book as well. Here’s some quotes from different comic retailers about the book which are posted at Marvel’s website:
“Captain America #600 is selling extremely well for us, and fortunately we’re prepared with lots of copies…Lots of consumers came in looking specifically for this book and spiced up our Monday sales. Thank you Marvel!”– Gerry Gladston, Midtown Comics
“We very much appreciate the discount package and free copies that Marvel has offered to help capitalize on this media event, and welcome further opportunities when future mainstream media events comics come out. We think Captain America #600 is quite an impressive introduction to Cap, his supporting cast, and his history. Ed Brubaker is one of the finest writers working in comics today, we all here eagerly await Captain America Reborn, to see just how he brings back Steve Rogers!”—Ron Hill, Jim Hanley’s Universe
“Had lots and lots of customers excited about this and did lots of pre-pays all week long on Captain America #600 and the new Reborn series. Good job by Marvel for getting it done right and realizing they might be shorting their numbers and relationship with the direct market, and extending the FOC on Reborn.”—Mike Malve, Atomic Comics
With the success of this issue already, we here at The Flickcast are already waiting in anticipation for July 1st when Captain America Reborn is released. After the seeds planted in this issue, it will be great to see what scribe Ed Brubaker has planned next in the Steve Rogers legacy.
Captain America #600 2nd Printing will be available at comic retailers on July 17th.