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I Am Truly Happy That SAGA v2 is Being Released Tomorrow

Brian Hibbs

This is partly twitter-bait (since the headline’s here auto-post under my “personal” Twitter account), but man I really owe you a full post of just how well SAGA v1 sells for us.  I was sorta holding out for the end of the month, where I’ll have the half-year of what’s selling at CE, but I’ll spoil the big reveal to note that v1 is now my second-best selling title in the store’s history of point-of-sale.  Nearly seven years.

It just passed into that spot a few days ago, where it passed the previous #2, THE WALKING DEAD v1.  Understand, that is for sales of TWD v1 OVER THE LAST SEVEN YEARS. Uh, yeah.

What’s the most remarkable about SAGA is that it steadily sells even at this point.  When it crossed into #2 position, it was something like 243 copies sold in 248 days — even at this point, months and months after it first came out, we’re still selling 5+ copies a week.

Let me put this in perspective: this simply doesn’t happen, normally.  We’re generally selling less than 5 copies of TWD v1 or WATCHMEN (our #1 of all time) a month.

It really is the perfect “go to” book of the moment: there’s not a person, male or female, older or younger, that’s come back to me and said “that sucked!” — usually it is them coming back and begging for v2!

So, yeah, Thanks so very much to Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples for giving me a comic that I can sell so well!! That’s rare these days.

 

-B

 

9 Responses to “ I Am Truly Happy That SAGA v2 is Being Released Tomorrow ”

  1. Saga really isn’t my thing, but I can’t deny that something that people are enthusiastic and sells well is good for the whole industry.

  2. In my 30+ years of collecting I either bought floppies or trade waited for various comic series. I look forward to buying both when available. The individual issues are solid and rereading them in trade helps me catch plot points and character motivations I may have missed the first time around.

    Wish you continued success.

  3. [...] past it. But now they have so all good! § But speaking of the serialization-to-collection model, Brian Hibbs has been selling tons and tons of Sagas, to the point that it’s his second biggest selling trade ever, behind [...]

  4. ” Saga really isn’t my thing, but I can’t deny that something that people are enthusiastic and sells well is good for the whole industry. ”

    Exactly. Didn’t appeal to me either.

  5. I didn’t care for the first issue, mostly because it was kind of hard to wrap my head around the “universe” on display, but I ended up picking up the first collection from the library and just hit the ceiling by how much I loved it. It started a little slow (for me) but by the end… just wow. I’ll be getting vol 2 tomorrow (and Sweet Tooth!).

  6. I must be in the minority because I read “Saga” Volume 1 (after hearing all the hype) and I just didn’t get it. It was…okay.

    I was going to list what I didn’t like about it, but then I realized that I can’t remember a single detail from the book. It literally made zero impression on me.

    I’m glad it’s selling well but I’m obviously not the audience for it.

  7. Saga is a really solid fantasy adventure comic. It has a unique and fun structure for a comic book series.I look forward to each chapter as it is released.

    For those expecting a life changing experience by reading it are setting themselves up for disappointment.

  8. “those expecting a life changing experience by reading it are setting themselves up for disappointment.”

    I just wanted to be entertained. I wasn’t really.

    But that’s okay. I accept the fact that not everything needs to appeal to me. Maybe you can accept that not everyone has to like what you like.

  9. thank you guy or gal named saga. I accept that not everyone enjoy’s what I like. Brian K Vaughn brings the variety. Saga the comic book is the bomb.

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