'Birds of Prey' #59, 'Batman' #619 sell out

Tue, September 30th, 2003 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

Official Press Release

Following the sell-outs of recent issues of BIRDS OF PREY and BIRDS OF PREY SECRET FILES 2003, issue #59 (JUL030159) has sold out less than a week after its in-store date of September 23.

"We've been overwhelmed by the support shown by readers, retailers and critics," says writer Gail Simone. "Normally I'd make a joke here, because I'm weird like that, but on behalf of everyone working on this book, all I can say is a very sincere thank you. We'll do our best not to let you down. In fact, things are going to get crazier in the next few issues, with some really cool guests and very surprising storylines, so hang on!"

"It's clear that reader excitement about BIRDS OF PREY is growing with every issue," says Bob Wayne, DC's VP - Sales & Marketing. "Now's the time for retailers to take advantage of this increased momentum by upping their orders."

Upcoming issues of BIRDS OF PREY are available as follows:

* BIRDS OF PREY #60 (AUG030181) is available for advance reorders and is scheduled to be in stores on October 22.


* BIRDS OF PREY #61 (SEP030221) is solicited in the September issue of Previews (Volume XIII #9) and is scheduled to be in stores on November 19.


* BIRDS OF PREY #62 (OCT030216) is solicited in the October issue of Previews (Volume XIII #10) and is scheduled to be in stores on December 24.

After twelve months of nail-biting suspense and excitement, the final chapter of "Hush" by Jeph Loeb, Jim Lee and Scott Williams arrived in stores yesterday in BATMAN #619. Now, just one day later, all three editions of this landmark issue are sold out at DC Comics

"This is, of course, fantastic news. Knowing that folks are gobbling up the end of our story is very, very rewarding. Thank you all - and Jim and I will be back soon," says Loeb. "Hey, wait a minute - I haven't even gone to the store yet! Gotta go!"

"I can't think of a better send-off to an incredible year than having this issue sell out in one day," says Lee. "I've been just as anxious as the fans for the issue to come out, and to see it so well-received is the icing on the cake."

"Jeph, Jim and Scott finished up their amazing run on BATMAN with yet another fantastic, sold-out issue," says Bob Wayne, DC's VP - Sales & Marketing. "While we're sold out on most items from this run, we still have a few issues available for reorder, along with some upcoming items."

The BATMAN: HUSH Volume 2 HC (SEP030223) is solicited in the September issue of Previews (Volume XIII #9). This title collects BATMAN #613-619 and is scheduled to arrive in stores on December 3.

The BATMAN AND NIGHTWING POSTER (AUG030288) is available for advance reorder and is scheduled to arrive in stores on February 18 with a price of $7.95 U.S.

The following issues of BATMAN are available for reorder:

* BATMAN #615 (MAR030182)


* BATMAN #616 (APR030146)


* BATMAN #617 (MAY030139)


* BATMAN #618 (JUN030139)

The CATWOMAN STATUE (SEP030327), designed by Jim Lee and sculpted by John Matthews, is solicited in the September issue of Previews (Volume VIII #9) and is scheduled to be in stores on March 31.

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