Marvel puts out press releases without being clear
Cable #1, spinning out of the sold-out X-Men: Messiah CompleX event, has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at the retail level).But again, we seem to have a case here of no specific amount given, and if enough copies are still available anywhere, then that's hardly what I'd call selling out. And if it was say, less than 50,000, that's pretty tiny even by today's standards.
They say they're going to do a second printing of that debut issue for this new volume of what was one of the most meaninglessly written X-books during the 1990s, and the most irritating thing about that is that Rob Liefeld, once again, is being employed to draw a variant cover for this. When will they ever learn that artists as bad as Liefeld do not help in the long term?
And I think this is another example of Marvel trying to pretend that they're really doing well in sales, when in truth, they're not.