Friday, December 13, 2013

Harley Quinn #0 was #2 in November

I don't usually do posts about sales, because that's not my thing, but this one is too crazy not to make note of. November sales are in, and Harley Quinn debuted #2, only bested by Batman #25.

That's insane. Like... Harley Quinn insane.

Last I checked, Batman consistently sold around the 120k range, so it's a safe bet Harely Quinn did well over 100k last month, and it's not as if the title had 10 variant covers to boost sales or something like that. Harley beat the likes of Superman Unchained, Forever Evil, Infinity, Superior Spider-Man and a new damn X-Men book, who could have expected this?

Last month, if you asked me to give you a realistic expectation I had for Harley Quinn #0's sales, I probably would have said something around 50k. That seems fair, right? Well liked character, but certainly not Batman level A-list, debuting an off beat comedy book. Sure, lots of crazy talented artists involved, but still, I would have said 50k was a good estimate... yeeeeeeeah, double that.

So, all that's left to say is a congratulations to Jimmy, Amanda and everyone who worked on that issue, they clearly knocked it out of the park with this one. Harley Quinn #1 is in stores next Wednesday, and I am very much looking forward to it.

(also, to all those forum posters who bitched that Harley couldn't hold her own series and no one wanted one... hahahahaha!)

(Source: Bleeding Cool)

1 comment :

  1. I love that mainstream comic books are getting these highly successful offbeat comics nowadays. Hawkeye and now Harley Quinn being the main cases, although Superior Foes of Spider-Man would fit the bill if it's having good sales, but I'm not sure.

    Looking forward to the Bat-Cow ongoing.