DC Comics has sold more than 5 million comics in the first six weeks of its line-wide relaunch, the publisher trumpeted this morning, saying the company “is experiencing its best comic books sales in more than 20 years.”
That figure includes more than 250,000 copies of Justice League #1, whose debut on Aug. 31 kicked off the New 52. According to DC, Action Comics #1 and Batman #1 — the top-selling comics in the direct market in September — have each moved more than 200,000 copies, while the first issues of Detective Comics, The Flash, Green Lantern and Superman have all sold more than 150,000.
In addition, the debuts of Aquaman, Batgirl, Batman and Robin, Batman: The Dark Knight, Green Lantern Corps, Green Lantern: New Guardians and Wonder Woman have all surpassed 100,000 copies.
“We are thrilled by the overwhelmingly positive response from retailers, fans and the creative community to DC Comics — The New 52,” DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson said in the press release. “This was a bold publishing initiative that is reinvigorating and growing the industry and medium we love.”
“People are buying, reading and talking about a line of comic books in a way they haven’t in years,” added Co-Publisher Dan DiDio. “We’re thrilled to see the passionate response fans have had, but this is just Step One for us. Now our plan is to keep the momentum and enthusiasm going.”