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Posted by G-Man (30641 posts) - - Show Bio

There's no denying we've been getting quite a bit of crossovers and events in comics. The reality is, they sell. As this post is about to prove.

This week, Marvel has unleashed its latest epic crossover, INFINITY. Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung are going all out in giving us a massive story involving a bunch of the big Marvel characters. Despite any speculation on this doing well, it still sold out at Diamond. You might still be able to find a copy at your local comic shop. A second printing is on the way.

You may have already read our review (you can find it HERE). According to the press release

Marvel issued, you can see we're not the only ones that dug it.

Fans and critics agree, Infinity is a smash hit!

Infinity has the ambition and sense of the unknown and unexpected that any good event -- nay, any good comic in general -- really needs.”—IGN.com

“The Infinity gauntlet is thrown, and it makes for a tremendous read.”—ComicBookResources.com

“You'll definitely want to come on board for Infinity. It's going to be a crazy and thrilling ride.”—ComicVine.com

“With fan-favorite characters returning in its pages and one of the best mainstream superhero artists in the world on board, Infinity has nothing but possibilities ahead.”—Newsarama.com

“Has the last page of a Jonathan Hickman book ever made you exclaim, “Oh, snap!”? Infinity will.”—iFanboy.com

With our heroes at the other end of the universe, and even larger threat rises to claim Earth. Enter Thanos, an unparalleled force who only brings order to a chaotic universe through complete and absolute death. As the Mad Titan’s machinations come to fruition, civilization’s last hope may lie in the hands of a man who can level cities with a faint whisper – Black Bolt, king of the Inhumans. But can the fearsome leader of a race hated and misunderstood by his world lead the battle against Thanos? If they fall, so does the Earth—and the entire universe with it. Don’t miss the opening shots of the Marvel Universe spanning conflict, returning to store shelves in just a few weeks with Infinity #1 Second Printing Variant!

**Marvel also urges retailers to check their orders on all issues of Infinity #1 and it’s tie-ins as the series has already generated buzz from all corners of the media and will continue to do so in the coming months.

INFINITY #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (JUL138068)

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN

Pencils & Cover by JIM CHEUNG

FOC – 8/26/13, ON SALE – 9/18/13

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#1 Edited by TommytheHitman (2861 posts) - - Show Bio

Really? At my comic shop there were stacks of unbought Infinity comics.

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#2 Posted by Wolverine08 (38593 posts) - - Show Bio

Loved the first issue. If Hickman keeps it up, this will be the best Marvel event in years.

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#3 Edited by flazam (2470 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm on on the fence with this event

#4 Posted by dreamfall31 (523 posts) - - Show Bio

Really? At my comic shop there were stacks of unbought Infinity comics.

Same at mine. Maybe they mean that all the issues Marvel printed were ordered by the stores?

#5 Posted by G-Man (30641 posts) - - Show Bio

@tommythehitman: @dreamfall31: "...it still sold out at Diamond. You might still be able to find a copy at your local comic shop."

Retailers order X number of copies. Most likely some extra are printed for re-orders. Something like this would have high orders across the board. All the extra re-order copies have sold out. Comic Shops will have some depending on how high they ordered. But once those are gone, no re-orders for the first printing.

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#6 Posted by BR_Havoc (1270 posts) - - Show Bio

That is really impressive looks like Marvel slow build up threw the Avengers book and having Thanos really payed off. I guess DC is a little shaken now they were doing so well with Unchained and its 11 variants to help pull in more sales.

#7 Posted by spinningbirdcake (1430 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool 2nd printing cover.

#8 Edited by Blackdog2009 (1812 posts) - - Show Bio

@Tommythehitman: same in the store i go to lol. Shameless how hard this event is being hyped. A smash hit? I bought it, it's great to look at but it's not great, it's not a smash hit. It's cluttered with numerous characters no reader ( I think) is really invested in and the Avengers keep playing catch up and second fiddle to all these other space characters. Yea great set up read... But I'll not be buying the next issues. THAT is what Marvel wants and all these fine folks want you to do in these websites, buy more and more pointless books. Not surprisingly this first issue already has an add for ANOTHER Avengers book that results from these events, so yeah that saves you a lot of money!! Nothing will happen to earth, Thanos will not win, the Builders won't win, but Marvel will!! They will make you spend lots of money so that they can convince you to spend more money down the line with another unnecessary Avengers book. This isn't a SMASH HIT, it's just another pointless event book. Save your money and buy other more deserving of your dollar books kids (not really kids ).

#9 Posted by sasquatch888 (296 posts) - - Show Bio

too many damned avengers in this already ...can someone tell me why cannonball and sunspot are avengers again?

#10 Posted by thespideyguy (2645 posts) - - Show Bio

15 to mins till I can call my LCS.

#11 Posted by Cap10nate (2156 posts) - - Show Bio

Really enjoyed the first issue and the Infinity comic it came with. Love seeing the Silver Surfer dominate like that.

#12 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (32698 posts) - - Show Bio

A lot of comics get second printings, it's not really a big deal.

#13 Posted by CaseyJones (95 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel tie-ins list: EVERYTHING

#14 Posted by xthumper32x (6 posts) - - Show Bio

If it's as ungodly slow as his Avengers run is I'm not even going to get this issue. The Avengers was practically unreadable.

#15 Posted by PunyParker (8950 posts) - - Show Bio

Whoa......i might check it out.

#16 Edited by AllStarSuperman (19998 posts) - - Show Bio

Doesnt even interest me. And my comic stop had stacks of it to. I picked up XO Manowar #15 and that's what I'll be spending my money on from now.

#17 Edited by HushoftheWind (803 posts) - - Show Bio

that Silver Surfer part was the best part about that whole book imo

#18 Edited by Lvenger (18316 posts) - - Show Bio

It's another supposed 'big, all changing' event. Comic book fans flock to pick it up regardless of whether it's good or not. Look at Age of Ultron's sales or AvX. An event selling out is no big deal.

#19 Posted by NYSMUSCLE (31 posts) - - Show Bio

pretty smart have a thanos event after the movie introducing him to masses

they know what theyre doing

wonder how irrs gonna play out will they team with him to stop the builder?

will there be an era of thanos?

everytime he pops up the universe is in danger

#20 Posted by The Stegman (23042 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm still not interested, Hickman's Avengers is boring.

#21 Posted by G-Man (30641 posts) - - Show Bio

Many comics do sell out. The key is looking at the initial orders. You KNOW this had a high initial order from retailers. Hence the fact some of you are still seeing copies. But the fact that despite those numbers, it did still sell out and there's apparently a need for a second print. With the way the market is, no publisher is going to carelessly do a second print run if there's no demand. That'd be dumb. I just find it unfortunate that so many are so jaded by events that they simply bash or dismiss this without having read it. Or at least that's the impression being given by many. I miss the days when there was more positivity.

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#22 Posted by nappystr8 (1030 posts) - - Show Bio

Uurgh. Expect more events in close proximity and more $5 single issues.

#23 Posted by comicbookfreak1618 (6 posts) - - Show Bio

man this comic was amazing but 5$ really,what happened to 4$

#24 Posted by Trevel8182 (751 posts) - - Show Bio

R.I.P Space Knights :-(

#25 Posted by Michiel76 (182 posts) - - Show Bio

Of course the haters let themselves be heard, fact remains: events sell!! This also means there are more people liking it than hating it. People just don't bother to post about things they like and the ones that hate it are posting more quickly and more often.

Haters you are a minority! Sales prove it and not just this once but marvel have been doing these events lots of times in the past so they obviously sell.

So maybe we should stop the hating and post more about what we like or at least have an intelligent discussion about it.

So everyone that likes events (like i do for the most part) speak up. Lets get a dialogue going instead of just saying i hate the art, i hate Hickman, I hate Marvel. We've heard that before and gets dull real fast.

#26 Edited by ImagineMan16 (466 posts) - - Show Bio

@g_man said:

Many comics do sell out. The key is looking at the initial orders. You KNOW this had a high initial order from retailers. Hence the fact some of you are still seeing copies. But the fact that despite those numbers, it did still sell out and there's apparently a need for a second print. With the way the market is, no publisher is going to carelessly do a second print run if there's no demand. That'd be dumb. I just find it unfortunate that so many are so jaded by events that they simply bash or dismiss this without having read it. Or at least that's the impression being given by many. I miss the days when there was more positivity.

Couldn't possibly agree more.

#27 Posted by slimchin23 (62 posts) - - Show Bio

damn i hope my store did not sale out.

#28 Posted by spinningbirdcake (1430 posts) - - Show Bio

R.I.P Space Knights :-(

Did you read the interview about Hickman referring to what happens to the Space Knights after Infinity?

#29 Posted by ekrolo (431 posts) - - Show Bio

The first issue was awesome! I loved Hickman and his work on Avengers!

@trevel8182

@trevel8182 said:

R.I.P Space Knights :-(

Did you read the interview about Hickman referring to what happens to the Space Knights after Infinity?

What did he say and where can I find it?

#30 Posted by Gritterr (489 posts) - - Show Bio

lmao the haters are scrambling and trying to assemble en masse today. with all the positive reviews and now the sales numbers to back it up the haters are being backed into a corner. their insecurities are causing them to lash out at any and all positive news

#31 Edited by Vance Astro (91114 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel>DC.

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#32 Edited by darknightspideyfanboy (1192 posts) - - Show Bio

lol man people are harsh then again my comic store have stack of them maybe i should pick one up but then again after AoU(i didnt like it) i dont fell like buying another marvel event

#33 Edited by ILLO_29 (144 posts) - - Show Bio

@dreamfall31: @tommythehitman: When something "sells out" that just means the stores have bought all the available copies from the distributor (i.e. Diamond). It doesn't mean that the stores had sold all the copies they've received yet.

#34 Edited by Gritterr (489 posts) - - Show Bio

Thank you based Hickman for a fantastic start. may your divine light continue to infuriate those who are blind

#35 Posted by dondave (34429 posts) - - Show Bio

@lvenger said:

It's another supposed 'big, all changing' event. Comic book fans flock to pick it up regardless of whether it's good or not. Look at Age of Ultron's sales or AvX. An event selling out is no big deal.

#36 Edited by cameron83 (6642 posts) - - Show Bio

This was just amazing start.

And what f#**cking sense does it make saying an event is bad when it has JUST started and saying nothing will be the result? Ugh, this is what sickens me with comic fans. I often find that when I and others are blind skeptics about everything that we're wrong more times than we are right (me included, obviously). Remember kindergarten? Don't (blank) a (blank) by its (blank).

Every time I read an Image or Valiant or Top Cow comic, I know the hero won't die....so does that mean I shouldn't see and judge the issue in a logical, valid manner? (PS IT'S CALLED reading it, shhhh)

And with Age of Ultron, you can't say that "nothing good/bad didn't come from it" (I would say mostly good because of Angela and Avengers AI, although the event was kinda bad)

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#37 Edited by Gritterr (489 posts) - - Show Bio

@ekrolo: interview is up at CBR. long story short some knights survived, he has a plan for a story after infinity about the knights and their new homeless status quo.

#38 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (32698 posts) - - Show Bio

I just don't see why this is news. Where was the big deal when ghosted #1 got a second printing? Or when Lazarus #2 got a second printing? Or when Fatale gets a second printing almost every issue?

#39 Edited by darknightspideyfanboy (1192 posts) - - Show Bio

@cameron83: this is mostly marvel fault after event after event with not much happening at the end you can get why people are skeptical

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#41 Posted by CuddlyPlane (79 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow this surprises me, at my local shops there are tons left... I think I might go pick one up now

#42 Posted by Kerrigan (213 posts) - - Show Bio

I had fairly low expectations given Hickman's dull work on The Avengers, but this was really good.

#43 Posted by QuantumVertex (46 posts) - - Show Bio

It actually feels like an Event! Which is good, it feels like an epic! I can definitely see the Marvel Now universe changing when this is over. I loved #1. Feels like a game changer

#44 Posted by G_Money_Christmas (881 posts) - - Show Bio

I am done with these events. Marvel is just trying to suck more and more money from us. I will read the books I read. I'm tired of event after event trying to take away my hard earned money.

#45 Edited by darthfury78 (761 posts) - - Show Bio

too many damned avengers in this already ...can someone tell me why cannonball and sunspot are avengers again?

Because they are Hickman's favorite characters. And it's important to see the former New Mutants finally moving on to other places away from the X-Men. If Marvel can allow the New Mutants to grow up, why were they so hellbent on keeping Peter Parker as a kid before ASM # 700 with Otto in charge?

#46 Posted by HumanRocket (7440 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved it. Im glad i was able to pick up the first couple of issues of Hickmans Avengers helps alot before getting into this event. I can't wait for issue 2 and only six issues! yay!

#48 Edited by PeppeyHare (4310 posts) - - Show Bio

too many damned avengers in this already ...can someone tell me why cannonball and sunspot are avengers again?

Because Cap expanded the avengers after realizing the core team wasn't strong enough. Happened in Avengers #1

#49 Edited by FalcomAdol (116 posts) - - Show Bio

Unless something has radically changed, the only way you can determine that comics have been sold-through is if a shop reorders. It's not like video rental shops (used to be) or movie theaters where most of the transactions are uploaded nightly so that the revenue tracking for retail/distributor splits can be calculated (the revenue splits are way more complicated). This is a simple one-way transaction (leaving aside special situations where the distributor will accept returns on a specific title).

#50 Edited by noj (1069 posts) - - Show Bio

Damn I was REALLY hoping this would be the event that utterly flopped. I heard almost NO hype for it and people were still reeling from the dissapointment that was Age of Ultron. I guess no matter what the haters say they'll still end up buying the events they supposedly hate so much.