Ta-Nehisi Coates’s ‘Black Panther’ is the Best Selling Comic of the Year

In just one month, the first issue of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Black Panther comic revamp has become the best-selling comic this year, Vulture reports.

An estimate of 253,259 copies of the issue were ordered by North American retailers, taking the lead by a significant margin, as second place only secured 175,322 copies. And these figures don’t even account for European sales or re-orders, “meaning the final number will likely be closer to the 300,000-copy mark that Marvel announced in March,” explains Vulture.

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ ‘Black Panther’ Comic Book is Already Winning

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While it’s noted that the figures have only calculated how many copies retailers ordered (and not how many copies were purchased by readers) the current data is a good indicator of the interest and success Coates’s Black Panther will have among readers.

So it’s not too soon to pop out the champagne. Cheers to Coates!

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