Black Panther #1 - Sold Out and on a Second printing !
When asked about the direction that Marvel Comics is taking with their new projects, Alex Alonso, Marvel's Editor-In-Chief said, "We live in an era where comic books compete with so many other forms of entertainment, where there are far more comic books being published, and we need to use every opportunity to excite people about what we're doing. When you have a new creative team bringing new energy to a series, like Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze on "Black Panther,"... you are providing a jumping-on point for new readers, and you need to do everything to treat it as such."
Now, Ta-Nehisi Coates, who went from his influential blogs and features at the Atlantic to the MacArthur fellowship, and the National Book Award, is at the helm of a new run of Black Panther. If you’ve never heard of Black Panther, that’s about to change. Not only is Black Panther being incorporated into the Marvel cinematic universe, but Coates’ first issue of the comic has already hit sales of more than 300,000 copies, more than twice the previous month’s bestselling comic, Dark Knight III.
Black Panther #1 and Black Panther #2 are sold-out, on to their second printings as well as the Variants of Issue #1, which are selling above cover price. Comic enthusiasts of all levels; collectors, speculators and even casual readers have embraced the new direction with a resounding YES!! Black Panther is a MUST have for any comic enthusiast and we believe that it will be able to hold medium to long term value and perhaps keep appreciating, depending of course on the ultimate role of Black Panther within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If you can find first printings, gobble up as many of them as you can!!
This first issue appears to be the beginning of a very promising run.