Captain America #600 Goes Back To Press, Retailers React

Thu, June 18th, 2009 at 10:58am PDT

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

This week, there’s no bigger super hero than Captain America and mainstream media frenzy caused Captain America #600 to sell out immediately (though copies may be available at the retail level). To meet this overwhelming demand, Marvel is going back to press with Captain America #600 Second Printing Variant, from Eisner Award-winning scribe Ed Brubaker and a cavalcade of artistic superstars! How does the Marvel Universe react to the one year anniversary of Captain America’s death? What happens when Rikki Barnes meets Patriot? And just what does Sharon Carter know that leads into the hotly anticipated Captain America Reborn #1? Find out here! Captain America #600 Second Printing Variant features the stunning interior art of Butch Guice on a new cover!

Following an unprecedented Monday on-sale of Captain America #600 and mainstream media coverage of Captain America, retailers nationwide report that Captain America is all the rage!

“Captain America #600 is selling extremely well for us, and fortunately we're prepared with lots of copies…Lots of consumers came in looking specifically for this book and spiced up our Monday sales. Thank you Marvel!”-- Gerry Gladston, Midtown Comics (www.midtowncomics.com)

“We very much appreciate the discount package and free copies that Marvel has offered to help capitalize on this media event, and welcome further opportunities when future mainstream media events comics come out…We at Jim Hanley's Universe think the Captain America #600 is quite an impressive introduction to Cap, his supporting cast, and his history. Ed Brubaker is one of the finest writers working in comics today (and a long time friend of Jim Hanley's Universe), we all here eagerly await Captain America Reborn, to see just how he brings back Steve Rogers!”—Ron Hill, Jim Hanley’s Universe (www.jhuniverse.com)

“Had lots and lots of customers excited about this and did lots of pre-pays all week long on Captain America #600 and the new Reborn series. Good job by Marvel for getting it done right and realizing they might be shorting their numbers and relationship with the direct market, and extending the FOC on Reborn.”—Mike Malve, Atomic Comics (www.atomiccomics.com)

“People all day were excited and upbeat wondering what was in store for them when they read the issue. A big thank you goes out to you and Marvel for making this possible. I know that thinking out of the box can be challenging in the selling of comic books, and not everyone is on board. However, it is nice to see a publisher try to make a historically slow sales day into a fun, and profitable one for us.”-- Craig Lopacinski, Neptune Comics (www.neptunecomics.com)

David Gabriel, Marvel Senior Vice-President of Sales & Circulation said, “"First and foremost, I'd like to thank all those retailers who made this amazing event possible by participating in this special advance release on Monday. Despite what might have been the largest overprint we've ever done for a book, copies sold out well before even the early on sale date. This is a great indicator for the excitement that we’re anticipating for Captain America Reborn. We’d also like to thank the fans and press for getting behind Captain America #600. Trust me, you’re in for a lot of fun and we’re glad to have you along for the ride! ”

Now’s your chance to find out why Benjamin Birdie of ComicBookResources.Com deemed Captain America #600, “An impressive examination of just what Steve Rogers and Captain America meant to Americans.” Don’t miss Captain America #600 Second Printing Variant!

For all the latest Captain America news, please visit www.marvel.com/reborn!

CAPTAIN AMERICA #600 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (APR098394)
Written by ED BRUBAKER with MARK WAID, ROGER STERN & STAN LEE
Pencils by BUTCH GUICE, LUKE ROSS, DALE EAGLESHAM, AL AVISION, HOWARD CHAYKIN, DAVID AJA, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE & KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY
Cover by BUTCH GUICE
Rated T+ …$4.99
FOC—6/25/09, On-Sale—7/15/09

CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN #1 (of 5) (MAY090412)
CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN #1 (of 5) CASSADAY VARIANT (MAY090413)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by BRYAN HITCH
Inked by BUTCH GUICE
50/50 Covers by BRYAN HITCH & ALEX ROSS
Variant Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC—6/16/09, On-Sale—7/1/09

CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN #1 (of 5) QUESADA VARIANT (APR098376)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by BRYAN HITCH
Inked by BUTCH GUICE
Cover by JOE QUESADA
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC—6/16/09, On-Sale—7/22/09

CAPTAIN AMERICA #50 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (APR098200)
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils by LUKE ROSS, MARCOS MARTIN & FRED HEMBECK
Cover by MARCOS MARTIN
Rated T+ …$3.99
ON SALE NOW!

TAGS:  captain america, marvel comics, ed brubaker

 
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