The 1st issue of Future State #1 sold out in 2 days. Fans who read it on day 1, were blown away at the incredible writing abilities of writer Ram V, and word of mouth spread so quickly that comic shops immediately called distributors and bought all the remaining copies.
For whatever it may be worth, I want to mention that I originally wasn't excited when Perkins told me he'd be working on Swamp Thing. While I was happy to see him do it because I knew his style meshed perfectly with the textures and atmosphere of Swamp Thing's world, I just hadn't been interested in reading the character since the Rick Veitch days which followed the Alan Moore run. But after reading Future State, I was not only converted, but I honestly hadn't enjoyed a Swamp Thing comic as much as I did this one, since the 2nd year of Moore's run. Ram V. and Perkins made me fall in love with Swamp Thing all over again if you're a Swamp Thing fan from way back like me, I strongly suggest reading this two part story, it'll be worth your while!