'Superman: Son of Kal-El' #5, 'What's the Furthest Place from Here' #1, and 'Vampirella' #25
Comic publishers are reporting big advance orders on three upcoming titles: Superman: Son of Kal-El #5, What's the Furthest Place from Here #1, and Vampirella #25.
DC reported "unprecedented" orders, higher than those on the first issue, on Superman: Son of Kal-El
#5 in the wake of the announcement that Jon Kent, Superman of Earth, will come out as bisexual in the issue (see "Another DC Character Comes Out as LGBTQ
"). Written by Tom Taylor, with art by John Timms, the issue will street on November 9. DC is also going back to press on the first four issues of the series. Preorders on the new printings, which will now feature the DC Pride logo on their covers, will be taken until October 30; the reprints will street November 23.
Image Comics has received advance orders for 95,000 copies of What’s the Furthest Place from Here
#1, written by Matthew Rosenberg with art by Tyler Boss. The first issue of the new series, by the creators of 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank
, will be released in two editions, an oversized comic at $4.99 and the comic with a 7" vinyl single only available in comic shops, at $14.99.
Dynamite Entertainment is reporting an initial print run of 75,000 for Vampirella
#25, in which the title character gets married. The issue is the culmination of a two-year run written by Christopher Priest, with art by Ergun Gunduz, Giovanni Timpano, Julius Ohta, Willie Schubert, and a wide range of cover artists (see "Preview: ’Vampirella’ #25 Covers
"). The storyline will carry over into the new series Vampirella/Dracula: Unholy
this winter. Dynamite also reported that initial orders on the first issue of the new series featuring Vampirella villain Nyx were 30,000.