Brubaker Encouraged by Criminal Sales Trend
On MySpace, Ed Brubaker says Criminal seems to be bucking the trends in comic book sales.
"Just locked the print-run on issue 4 of Criminal (out in a few weeks) and I've just noticed something. Our numbers for issues 2, 3 and 4 have been almost exactly the same. Actually, that's not totally true, our numbers for issue 3 and 4 are higher than our numbers for issue 2. And we've been selling a fair amount of reorders, too. I won't get into the actual numbers, other than to say they're significantly higher than the ones you see reported online. In an industry where my favorite books seem to slide a bit every month, Criminal seems to be defying the odds and being incredibly stable."The third trade paperback collection, Criminal: The Dead and The Dying, is out now in better bookshops and comic book stores.