Superman: Son of Kal-El #5 gets second printing

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November 16’s Superman: Son of Kal-El #5 — in which series star Superman/John Kent is officially revealed as bisexual, receiving “unprecedented orders” according to DC and will now receive a second printing on the same day as Superman on Tuesday, December 28 Comic shops. : Son of Kal-El #6.

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Comic Shop retailers must place your orders for a second printing by Sunday, November 28, so if you’re a reader interested in getting a copy, contact your local comics shop.

The second printing will feature a revamped version of the edition cover by Travis Moore and Tamra Bonnevillen, with the background color changed.

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Although the publisher did not put a number or specifically define “unprecedented”, it did announce that retail comic shop orders for the first printing exceed orders for the first issue of the series, which is indeed an unusual (if Not unprecedented), albeit a non-specific sales figure if true. Almost all DC and Marvel Comics series peak in sales with their first issue, with order numbers dropping – sometimes sharply – for subsequent issues.

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In addition, DC announced that it is reprinting the first four issues of the series, which will now feature the DC Pride logo on the cover. Those reprint orders were cut through on October 30th and will go on sale on Tuesday, November 23rd.

Superman: Son of Kal-El #5 is written by Tom Taylor, drawn by John Timms, colored by Hi-Fi, and written by Dave Sharp.

According to the publisher, after a scene where John burns out physically and mentally from Metropolis’ responsibilities of being Superman, his friend and fellow Daily Planet reporter Jay Nakamura is “the Man of Steel to take care of.”

“It has been incredible to see all the positive fan reactions and I want to thank everyone who reached out to show their support to DC and our creative team,” Taylor says in the second printing announcement. “I’d also like to acknowledge all the messages I’ve received from people around the world who told me what Superman meant to them. I heard from people who were overjoyed to see the news. I have mom -There were messages from fathers among LGBTQ+ young people who told me how important it was to their families. I heard from people who read the news, and then that day came to their families and friends. And not just young people People, people in their thirties, people in their forties. Superman has always been an inspirational hero. I’m glad he continues to inspire today.”

“When you set out to tell a story like this, you anticipate that the positive response will far outweigh any negative,” Taylor says. “It doesn’t get more positive than every single issue it sells. As a Superman fan, I couldn’t be happier with this series and this Superman being read by so many people.”

Newsrama has more Here are the details on why DC announced the story spoiler,

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