SAGA from Image Comics
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We're less than a month away, so might as well start the discussion now. :D

 

I was thinking about what kind of numbers this book will do. It's been heavily hyped and highly anticipated, so I don't think it's going to take anyone by surprise like a Chew or a NonPlayer. The only Image comic from recent years that I can recall being as anticipated by fans was Kirkman/McFarlane on Haunt back in 2009. Haunt #1 ended up being in the top 30 books for the month with just over 50K sold.

 

Let's set the over/under for SAGA at 60K.

 

Any predictions?

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Everyone is eyeing SAGA. Im buying this to read not to speculate for prices. Brian K. Vaughn is awesome.

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horrible speculation comic but great reading comic.

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Everyone is eyeing SAGA. Im buying this to read not to speculate for prices. Brian K. Vaughn is awesome.

 

Agreed. I'm just starting Ex Machina. Read the first volume tonight and so far I like it a lot.

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Haunt was very different, as that had the McFarlane tie-in.

 

I can't see initial orders being more than say 30-35K. Not a great book for investment, but should ride a long $10 plateau, so there is definitely money to be made. I have it one of my mid-range books, I'm pre-ordering just 10. Many books I take chances on I try to hit that 15 to 20 copy range. This won't be over-ordered, I still think it's a sell-out first weekend it's released, straight to a second print.

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horrible speculation comic but great reading comic.

 

I think I agree with you about this being a bad comic to speculate on...in the short term. Even if it does 50-60K, it will be under ordered considering what it is. The advanced reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, so I think it's a book people will be interested in long term.

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Haunt was very different, as that had the McFarlane tie-in.

 

I can't see initial orders being more than say 30-35K. Not a great book for investment, but should ride a long $10 plateau, so there is definitely money to be made. I have it one of my mid-range books, I'm pre-ordering just 10. Many books I take chances on I try to hit that 15 to 20 copy range. This won't be over-ordered, I still think it's a sell-out first weekend it's released, straight to a second print.

Jay

 

BKV is a creator with a lot of appeal coming back to comics after a hiatus. McFarlane is arguably more popular, but Haunt was the best comparison I could come up with for an Image book. If it only does 35K, then I think it will be a sell out for sure.

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Haunt was very different, as that had the McFarlane tie-in.

 

I can't see initial orders being more than say 30-35K. Not a great book for investment, but should ride a long $10 plateau, so there is definitely money to be made. I have it one of my mid-range books, I'm pre-ordering just 10. Many books I take chances on I try to hit that 15 to 20 copy range. This won't be over-ordered, I still think it's a sell-out first weekend it's released, straight to a second print.

Jay

 

Same. Except I'd go a bit lower on the estimate.

 

If Fatale just did 20K, I'd put this book around 25K-30K and I'd bet on it being a stronger book on the after-market than Fatale.

 

It has no chance of being YtLM in terms of $, but it's not going to be an Ex Machina either, IMO.

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I want to read it and love it and it shall be mine and I shall call him squishy. :cloud9:

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It's probably fair to say that most BKV fans are trade waiters. Makes you wonder if this will affect preorders at all.

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And I'm still betting we're 6 days away from release. :)

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well it will certainly be worthwhile to get CGC/SS since he's a hard sign.

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And I'm still betting we're 6 days away from release. :)

 

We have to be, right? I mean, why have BKV and Staples at the Image Expo only to have them say, "Buy our book in 2 1/2 weeks."

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well it will certainly be worthwhile to get CGC/SS since he's a hard sign.

 

Here's hoping the 200 books waiting for his signature find a way. :)

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And I'm still betting we're 6 days away from release. :)

 

We have to be, right? I mean, why have BKV and Staples at the Image Expo only to have them say, "Buy our book in 2 1/2 weeks."

 

The release of the book was announced before the show was scheduled. It has been hyped as Image's next big book. I have to think there will be something.

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well it will certainly be worthwhile to get CGC/SS since he's a hard sign.

 

Here's hoping the 200 books waiting for his signature find a way. :)

 

If thats the case :takeit:

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I'll let you know. The books are in Oakland. They just need to be signed. :)

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Salamat sir!

 

Hope the book is actually good :wishluck: . BKV has been on fire with his stuff would suck if this is a dud.

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I'll let you know. The books are in Oakland. They just need to be signed. :)

 

Technically, they're in San Francisco....

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lol

 

In a lonely office building. :(

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