The first hardcover collection of Dynamite Entertainment's Grumpy Cat comic series, which will street in comic stores on February 24, has pre-orders for over 100,000 copies already, according to CEO Nick Barrucci, although orders are still coming in.  Strong orders are coming from the book channel, and via a significant commitment from Scholastic Book Fairs.  The 104-page Grumpy Cat hardcover will sell for $12.99 MSRP.

The property is a YouTube phenomenon, and has over eight million Facebook friends (see "Grumpy Cat Socializes Comics").

Dynamite is also launching a second
Grumpy Cat comic series in February.  Grumpy Cat and Pokey #1 will feature work by writers Ben McCool, Elliott Serrano, and Ben Fisher, and artists Agnes Garbowska, Steve Uy, and Ken Haeser.