Switchbored505 sent us this submission (series of submissions rather) regarding the MLP IDW comic. To wit:
Diamond Comics has been posting a series of sales rankings for the year 2012.
MLP #1, despite only starting to sell late in the year, is ranked on the Top 90 bestselling Comics of 2012.
- In quantity sales, it’s ranked 90th.
- In dollar sales, it’s ranked 61th.
- It’s by far the most successful comic by IDW in 2012 (the next in the list is Mars Attacks #1 on 417th)
- It’s beaten Godzilla #1 as the best ranking comic in IDW history (MLP#1 got 15th on Nov/2012 vs. Godzilla #1 on 16th in March/2011)
- …and the best selling launch in IDW history (MLP #1 sold +80k on it’s first month vs. Godzilla #1 selling +53k on it’s first month).
Fun fact: If you thought MLP #1 had a lot of variant covers, Godzilla #1 had over 100. Stores were promised a custom cover of Godzilla stomping their store if they ordered over 500 copies. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godzilla_comics#IDW_Publishing)
Switchbored also reports that MLP #1 is expected to get a fourth reprint.
This thread on a collector’s forum (http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=6288922#Post6288922) pointed me to a German pony forum where a comic shop announced (http://bronies.de/showthread.php?tid=4990&pid=1322739#pid1322739) they were expecting a fourth reprint of MLP #1 on Mid-February.
[Update: Per Switchbored’s comment below, it’s on it’s fourth print, not reprint.]
[Thanks to Switchbored505 for the submission!]
As a reminder to our readers, the MLP comics have up to #5 (standard covers) available for order or pre-order, along with the microseries up to #2 (focusing on Twilight Sparkle for #1 and Rainbow Dash for #2).