The Hits Keep Coming
The first issue of the Hit-Girl miniseries has sold out its first printing. The star turn for the supporting character from Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s Kick-Ass sold over 70,000 copies.
“Pre-orders for Hit-Girl #1 were over 70,000 copies, and we’ve completely sold out of first printing, the Noto variant and the limited edition white variant in 36 hrs,” Millar said on his MillarWorld site. “Marvel cleverly had an emergency second printing on stand-by and only 1700 copies of this left. So a third printing has not been ordered.”
Millar followed that post up with another saying that the second printing was sold out. “Third printing on the way, people,” he added.
The Hit-Girl miniseries takes place between Kick-Ass volumes 1 and 2 as hit-Girl (Mindy McCready), tries to settle into life as a regular school-girl. “Her mother and step-father think she’s doing her homework, but in reality she’s taken Kick-Ass on as her sidekick and training him up to punch, shoot and stab”