TRON Comic Issue 1 Sales

Here is the estimated sales figure for TRON: The Ghost In The Machine Issue #1 from SLG Publishing, according to ICv2 News:

168 11.92 TRON #1 $3.50 SLG 8,688

It placed 168th in the top 300 comics for April, and was certainly SLG's best-selling title of the month.

Checking back on SLG's previous sales history, TRON #1 did almost as well as the first issue of Disney's Haunted Mansion, which sold 8,789 copies in October 2005. SLG's best-selling title within the last two years, sold 11,852 copies.

TRON #1 is not far off from those numbers. And the late release in April (on the 26th) should also be taken into account. It's likely that some orders for the comic might have occurred in May, as people were still finding out about its release.

What does this all mean? Well, as far as SLG is concerned: this comic is a success. As far as the industry as a whole is concerned, based on my limited knowledge: a larger publisher would consider anything around 10,000 or slightly less, to be average sales.

So it all depends on your viewpoint. But honestly, what matters most for the future of TRON, is what Disney thinks. Do they consider the sales to be above expectations? Average? Poor? I'm hoping we'll find out, somehow.

For those of you who still don't have TRON #1, you can read my review of it HERE (contains some spoilers). You can order it from, or directly from SLG Publishing, if there isn't a local comic store in your area.

If you're a fan of TRON and haven't bought the comic yet, please consider buying it. And keep buying it after the first issue, too! The numbers need to remain relatively steady throughout its (tentative) six-issue run. Otherwise, Disney will have another excuse to ignore TRON and never do anything with the property again. (No movie sequel, no more comics, no more games.)

Before I finish, I'd just like to congratulate SLG Publishing and everyone who worked on TRON: Ghost In The Machine -- because it looks like it's one of your best-selling titles, ever.