AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 Orders Near 600k

Amazing Spider-Man #1 John Romita Jr. retailer variant
Amazing Spider-Man #1 John Romita Jr. retailer variant
Credit: Marvel Comics
Amazing Spider-Man #1 Ed McGuinness variant
Amazing Spider-Man #1 Ed McGuinness variant
Credit: Marvel Comics

Updated April 8: Marvel Comics tells Newsarama that final retailer orders for Amazing Spider-Man #1, on sale on April 30, wound up a "few thousand shy of 600k." Its final order cut-off for retailers to place orders was Monday, April 7.

Any increase in the issue's print run now will be from whatever amount Marvel decides to overprint the issue, and then any subsequent additional printings.

If accurate, the issue will be the most heavily-ordered comic book of the 21st century, according to Comichron. January 2009's Amazing Spider-Man (volume 1) #583, which featured a cover and 5-page story guest-starring the then newly-elected first term President Barack Obama, is the current record holder, with an estimated 530,500 copies ordered on the retail level.

No other comic book published in the 21st century breaks 400k, according to Comichron's estimates.

The publisher also recently announced that in addition to the contents specified since its original solicitation (details below in our original story), Amazing Spider-Man #1 will also feature a reprint of recent new-launch Inhuman #1, at no change to the original cover price of $5.99.

Original story: If the return of the Amazing Spider-Man title next month isn’t enough to wet your whistle (with Peter Parker coming back), Marvel Comics has a few new additions to the debut issue for you.

Here’s how the publisher originally solicited the issue:

Amazing Spider-Man #1 John Romita Jr. retailer variant
Amazing Spider-Man #1 John Romita Jr. retailer variant
Credit: Marvel Comics

Dan Slott (W) • Humberto Ramos (A/C)
Variant Cover by Marcos Martin
Variant cover by Ed McGuinness
Variant cover by Pop Mhan
Variant cover by JEROME OPEñA
Young variant cover by Skottie Young
Blank Cover variant ALSO AVAILABLE
The Greatest Super Hero of All Time RETURNS!
The world may have changed since Spidey’s been gone, but so has Peter Parker. This is a man with a second chance at life, and he’s not wasting a moment of it. Same Parker Luck, new Parker attitude. Putting the “friendly” back in the neighborhood, the “hero” back into “super hero,” and the “amazing” back into “Spider-Man!” Also returning: The recharged and reenergized ELECTRO!
64 PGS./Rated T+ …$5.99

But as it turns out, there will be more content, though the page count and cover price will remain the same. In addition to the main story dealing with the return of Peter, Dan Slott and Christos Gage will co-write two shorter stories, one with art by Giuseppe Camuncoli and one with art by Javier Rodriguez, that will both serve as table setters for the villains of the first several issues.

There will be a shorter, unrelated story from Joe Caramagna with art by Chris Eliopoulos, and another 8-page story by Slott and Ramon Perez will act as a prelude to the May-debuting Amazing Spider-Man Year One: Learning to Crawl .

Finally, the upcoming new Spider-Man 2099 ongoing series creative team of Peter David and Will Sliney will contribute a story setting up that July-debuting title, and Chris Yost and David Baldeon will add a Scarlet Spider story, indicating Kaine won’t be a forgotten man in the new Spidey status quo.

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