NBM Publishing's The Jungle hardcover, by Peter Kuper, has sold out its first printing roughly a month after release; a second printing will be available soon.  The work was originally done for First's Classic Illustrated series in the 80s, but was not widely distributed at the time.  Kuper designed this new edition, which includes new scans from his originals and a larger format. 


The story, of course, is from Upton Sinclair's 1906 novel, which told the story of a worker's life in the Chicago stockyards.  The depictions of the filthy conditions at the stockyard led to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act, although Sinclair's main goal was actually to criticize capitalism and advocate socialism. 


Since the original comic book edition of The Jungle was published in the 80s, Kuper's reputation has grown dramatically, with reviews in the NY Times (see 'Peter Kuper's Speechless Reviewed in the New York Times') and awards (see 'Sticks and Stones Gets Gold').  The quick sales on The Jungle dd to his reputation and sales potential.