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Batman #440 top seller at Capital City in August 1989

posted Oct 16, 2009, 11:28 AM by Vu Sleeper

BATMAN #440 (Aug 1989)
August 2009: Flashbacks to the past
September 29, 2009


August 1989's top seller at Capital City was Batman #440, the first part of "A Lonely Place of Dying," the storyline notable for introducing Tim Drake as a replacement Robin. "Lonely Place" gave DC an opportunity to really capitalize on the attention following the release of Tim Burton's Batman film, which was still in theaters in August; Capital City's preorders on the issue were 122,550 copies, putting the true total in the 500-600,000-copy range.