DC Ships Nearly 12 Million Comics This Summer

DC_Logo_RGB_031816DC Comics has announced that they’ve shipped nearly 12 million comic books this summer due to the success of their new initiative Rebirth.

There have been a total of 11 issues that have exceeded 200,000 units shipped, an additional 60-plus issues have shipped more than 100,000 copies each, and 21 issues have gone back to print multiple times. The flagship book, Geoff Johns’ DC Universe: Rebirth Special, recently went back to press a fifth time and has sold nearly 350,000 copies.

DC’s Rebirth launched in June with as an ambitious publishing initiative that brings together 80 years of history blending old and new together. That initiative included a relaunch of titles with fresh first issues, double shipping some of their most popular titles, and renumber Detective Comics and Action Comics with their legacy numbers.

The launch focused on themes of hope and optimism and returned the DC Universe to a more closely knit superhero continuity.

Rebirth titles are enjoying a 29 percent higher lift than the company’s previous relaunch in 2011, DC Comics – The New 52, with the top 10 titles being a combination of core classics, new titles and some surprises—including the top-selling book Harley Quinn #1, with more than 400,000 copies shipped.

The collected editions for the launch will begin to come to stores in January.