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Oklahoma City stores report sales increase for “Justice League” No. 12
by Matthew Price Published: September 7, 2012

Sales were up about 25 percent on the issue at All-Star Comics, 6900 N May Ave., Suite 10.

“Most of our regulars commented that they were going to check it out,” said All-Star's Wyll Greenewood.

“Justice League” is All-Star's best-selling comic each month, owing to the success of DC's “New 52” reboot. Greenewood said he thinks readers should take a look at a previous take on the Superman-Wonder Woman romance.

“I would go back to ‘Kingdom Come,'” Greenewood said. That series, by Mark Waid and Alex Ross, is set in an alternate future, and featured a Superman-Wonder Woman romance after the Man of Steel returned from retirement to face a new breed of violent superheroes.

“That kind of thing stands out far more than a brief soiree at the end of an issue,” Greenewood said.

Second Chance Books, 3909 N MacArthur in Warr Acres, reported the book was a near-immediate sellout.

Karyn Dougharty, merchandiser and inventory control at Second Chance Books, said the issue explored tension among the superhero team, leading to Superman and Wonder Woman's romantic interlude.

“I think it's a good idea,” she said. “I think it's going to bring an interesting aspect to the book.”

“Justice League” has been one of Second Chance's best-selling titles since the “New 52” reboot last year. A second printing of “Justice League” No. 12, with a new Jim Lee cover, is set for a Sept. 26 release.

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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