Marvel Comics have predicted that they will distribute between 225,000 and 250,000 copies of the Star Wars series. A series which lapses in the era between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, focusing on the iconic OT characters fans have grown to love.
Since January, over 5 million copies of Star Wars comics have been circulated in the direct market by Marvel Comics and has fast become the top-selling single-issue comic book of this millennium; showcasing that the popularity for Star Wars in comic book form remains ever high. Consulting with ComicBook.com, David Gabriel, SVP Print, Sales and Marketing, had this to say about the projected sales numbers:
“When Star Wars #1 was released at the beginning of the year we were thrilled at the reception and the record-setting sales numbers. Once again, Star Wars continues to skyrocket the Marvel name even higher with the anticipated pre-order print-run between 200K and 250K units for Star Wars Vol 1 TPB. This is an unheard of number, but given the success that we’ve had with Star Wars since January, including the insurmountable 5MM units across all the Star Wars’ series, second prints and overprints, we don’t see any issue in reaching such a number of printed copies of this highly anticipated collected edition.”
An exclusive preview of the up and coming title, Star Wars: Vader Down has also been released to ComicBook.com, in the form of art work. The first one can be viewed at the top of the article and the second can be seen down below.
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