Nancy Drew in Supermarkets

Nancy Drew #1 cover

ICV2 is reporting that Nancy Drew graphic novels will soon be appearing in the checkout lanes of “hundreds of supermarkets”. As well, Target will be putting a box set of the comics in a “few hundred” strores.

Papercutz is about to go back to press for the fourth printing of the first volume of Nancy Drew, which will bring the quantity in print up to 40,000. By the end of summer, that number is expected to climb to 75,000.

That’s a lot of graphic novels in kids’ hands — if this was a periodical, it would easily rank in the top 20. (Of course, it’s easier to sell larger numbers when you’re not out-of-date after a week or a month.) I reviewed the first volume.

Update: ICV2 has revised its coverage to read

Papercutz is about to go back to press for the fourth printing of the first volume of Nancy Drew. 40,000 copies have been sold to date. Papercutz expects the new printing, which will bring the quantity in print up to 75,000, to be gone by the end of summer.

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