Second Printing of Superman Toilet Paper Sells Out

The Superman comic books in February and March continue to suck according to schedule, as reported a couple months ago. But in an unforeseen twist to this story, comic fans are sucking up the sucking. DC Comics reports that Superman #202 has sold out, as well as second printings of Action Comics #812 and Adventures of Superman #625. Supes sold out two days after its February 25 release, while Action and Adventures also sold out on the same day, five days before they hit stores tomorrow.

Covers by Michael Turner

Senior editor Eddie Berganza said of Supersucking artist Talent Caldwell, “From the first image of Superman on a motorcycle, we knew this was going to be a unique story with a lot of surprises.” The biggest surprise is the discovery that DC has a lot of fans in the blind community.

Sales figures are not yet available for the highly collectible double-ply editions with scented covers:

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4 thoughts on “Second Printing of Superman Toilet Paper Sells Out

  1. [...] Remember the terrible covers on those Superman comics a year and a half ago? I mocked them as toilet paper and laughed at everyone who bought them, even as every issue sold out and DC ran rare second printings of each, then sold out of those. [...]

  2. [...] On the positive side, since Superman is practically omnipotent, ethical issues are his only credible challenges, so Azzarello is using Superman as he is best used — as an allegorical representation of either divine or American superpower — and he is doing both simultaneously. But on the other hand, extended Socratic dialogue does not fully exploit sequential art, which is better suited to iconic than to dramatic narrative. In that sense, the title's immediately preceding arc, Godfall, was (contrary to the appearance of its covers) a superior exploration of the Superman-as-Christ allegory, cleverly depicting a condescension resembling the incarnation of God in human form. Azzarello's arc is no doubt an appropriate follow-up, highlighting the transcendent rather than immanent Superman, though its ultimate success will be dependent on Volume 2. [...]

  3. shaun says:

    ahhh I would have to say that art critics are largely in based in the blind community. If you say that this art is bad you make mentally handy caped people look perfectly capable this art is exquisite despite superman being on a motor cycle, but he may be
    on a planet with a red sun what is he to walk everywhere. I really dont have time to sit here and argue the logistics of a comic book I have not read in years but can clearly see the art is at its best.


  4. Superman: GodFall, I had that storyline, the characters were forgettable and never used again in continuity, but man did I love the artwork for that story arc.

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