Thanks to Terry Hoknes at Hoknes Comics for the info and write up.
Due to a change in policy at Image, they started to over print comics to prevent the books from selling out and going back for reprints. They did this to allow more readers to get copies, and save on having to go back to the printers. Due to this, Image Comics now vastly overprints all new books, especially new #1’s. So now, if a book sells out its really a surprise and might be the only future big money books.
Remember, when we talk about sold out books, we mean sold out at the distributor lever. This doesn’t mean you will not be able to pick these up at your local comic shop, it means that once they sell out they will not be able to order additional first print copies.
The only Image comics to sell out the past 4 months are:
ODDLY NORMAL #8
WALKING DEAD #144
DEADLY CLASS #14
SEX CRIMINALS #11
INVISIBLE REPUBLIC #3
SONS OF THE DEVIL #1
ROCKET GIRL and PISCES from Image are cancelled
INTERSECT and DYING AND THE DEAD from Image are cancelled