Saga #1 Gets 5th Printing
SAGA #1’s fourth printing is on shelves today, but it sold out at the distributor before even arriving in stores, necessitating a fifth printing for the issue. The runaway science fiction hit by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples is the second new Image Comics series to receive a fifth printing of its first issue this year. The other is the horror noir series FATALE by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips.
In an interview with ICv2 at the time SAGA #1’s fourth printing was announced, Image Publisher Eric Stephenson revealed that the issue was “getting to the 70,000 mark.” Stephenson also cited strong sales of the title in the digital marketplace. SAGA, like most Image Comics books, is available same-day digitally on multiple platforms.
SAGA #1’s fifth printing (APR128195) is scheduled to be in stores on June 13, the same day as SAGA #3’s second printing (APR128087). SAGA #4 (APR120555) will be in stores on June 20.
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