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TRON Comic Issue 1 Sales

By TronFAQ on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 3:03 AM
Here is the estimated sales figure for TRON: The Ghost In The Machine Issue #1 from SLG Publishing, according to ICv2 News:

168 11.92 TRON #1 $3.50 SLG 8,688

It placed 168th in the top 300 comics for April, and was certainly SLG's best-selling title of the month.

Checking back on SLG's previous sales history, TRON #1 did almost as well as the first issue of Disney's Haunted Mansion, which sold 8,789 copies in October 2005. SLG's best-selling title within the last two years, sold 11,852 copies.

TRON #1 is not far off from those numbers. And the late release in April (on the 26th) should also be taken into account. It's likely that some orders for the comic might have occurred in May, as people were still finding out about its release.

What does this all mean? Well, as far as SLG is concerned: this comic is a success. As far as the industry as a whole is concerned, based on my limited knowledge: a larger publisher would consider anything around 10,000 or slightly less, to be average sales.

So it all depends on your viewpoint. But honestly, what matters most for the future of TRON, is what Disney thinks. Do they consider the sales to be above expectations? Average? Poor? I'm hoping we'll find out, somehow.

For those of you who still don't have TRON #1, you can read my review of it HERE (contains some spoilers). You can order it from Amazon.com, or directly from SLG Publishing, if there isn't a local comic store in your area.

If you're a fan of TRON and haven't bought the comic yet, please consider buying it. And keep buying it after the first issue, too! The numbers need to remain relatively steady throughout its (tentative) six-issue run. Otherwise, Disney will have another excuse to ignore TRON and never do anything with the property again. (No movie sequel, no more comics, no more games.)

Before I finish, I'd just like to congratulate SLG Publishing and everyone who worked on TRON: Ghost In The Machine -- because it looks like it's one of your best-selling titles, ever.
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4 comments so far.

  1. Anonymous May 28, 2006 3:11 PM
    I don't understand this. It makes me happy, but it seems off to me to suggest that we outsold some of these titles. Amazing Spiderman? Green Lantern? This is their industry. Those numbers don't seem feasible.
  2. TronFAQ May 28, 2006 7:01 PM
    Well, there's another site that independently came to the same conclusion. (Though they round up the sales numbers.)

    Of course, they both rely on numbers from Diamond Comic Distributors. So if Diamond made a mistake, then both sites' conclusions will reflect that. I'll be waiting for the April Comicon Pulse News Sales analysis, to see if it corroborates with the others.

    To be honest, I was hoping the sales number for TRON #1 would be even higher. It did pretty well, but I was half-expecting it to do better.
  3. TronFAQ June 02, 2006 11:40 PM
    Dammit! Comicon Pulse News didn't include TRON #1 in their April Sales Analysis.

    What's wrong with them?! :p
  4. Anonymous June 05, 2006 6:09 AM
    I think some of those numbers were reorders. Though why they would count reorders in the highest sales of the month is beyond me. Those are not books released from that particular month.

    Nahh... The numbers are good. Not great. But that's due to an overall dip in the industry. If this book had been released two years ago, we'd be looking at sales of 12000, at least.

    Numbers for issue two look promising, but are only projected at this stage. There will be a drop, that's practically tradition for an issue 2. But with luck, it will be a somewhat painless drop.

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