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Thread: An Impromptu Top Forty-Seven Comics For December 2012

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    Default An Impromptu Top Forty-Seven Comics For December 2012

    We have the Diamond Comic Distributor statistics for 2012. But we don't have them for December 2012. But I do have a mouse, a hand and a cut and paste tool and an eye that can see when the comics were solicited for...

    So, delivered by hand, stitched together rather poorly, here is your Top 47 Comics for December 2012. I don't think I missed anything out, tell me if I did...

    2012 placement for units sold on the far left, 2012 dollars raised next, then the units sold placement for December 2012. You can see the effect of the December 26th "skip" week with only a few items available for sale, and Death Of The Family on Batman And Robin as DC get a few more titles back into the top ten than they have had of late.

    Please, tell me what I obviously got wrong and apologies for the wonkiness.

    4 1 1 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700 $7.99 MAR 10 13 2 AVENGERS #1 $3.99 MAR 23 22 3 BATMAN #15 $3.99 DC 49 39 4 JUSTICE LEAGUE #15 $3.99 DC 59 49 5 DETECTIVE COMICS #15 $3.99 DC 73 69 6 AVENGERS #2 $3.99 MAR 82 84 7 CABLE AND X-FORCE #1 $3.99 MAR 83 124 8 BATMAN AND ROBIN #15 $2.99 DC 98 81 9 ALL NEW X-MEN #3 $3.99 MAR 100 219 10 THUNDERBOLTS #1 $2.99 MAR 105 89 11 ALL NEW X-MEN #4 $3.99 MAR 121 183 12 AQUAMAN #15 $2.99 DC 128 225 13 BATGIRL #15 $2.99 DC 130 101 14 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #699 $3.99 MAR 132 231 15 NIGHTWING #15 $2.99 DC 133 229 16 GREEN LANTERN #15 $2.99 DC 163 296 17 TEEN TITANS #15 $2.99 DC 182 318 18 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #699.1 $2.99 MAR 202 381 19 AVENGERS ARENA #1 $2.99 MAR 205 189 20 CAPTAIN AMERICA #2 $3.99 MAR 211 335 21 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #15 $2.99 DC 217 194 22 INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #2 $3.99 MAR 245 167 23 ACTION COMICS #15 $3.99 DC 252 360 24 BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #15 $2.99 DC 257 427 25 DEADPOOL #3 $2.99 MAR 273 228 26 IRON MAN #3 $3.99 MAR 282 437 27 FANTASTIC FOUR #2 $2.99 MAR 289 368 28 WALKING DEAD #105 (MR) $2.99 IMA 292 255 29 CABLE AND X-FORCE #2 $3.99 MAR 297 397 30 SUICIDE SQUAD #15 $2.99 DC 303 240 31 IRON MAN #4 $3.99 MAR 304 252 32 A PLUS X #3 $3.99 MAR 315 274 33 THOR GOD OF THUNDER #3 $3.99 MAR 331 429 34 EARTH 2 #7 $2.99 DC 346 264 35 BEFORE WATCHMEN RORSCHACH #3 (MR) $3.99 DC 361 454 36 BATMAN INCORPORATED #6 $2.99 DC 385 479 37 SUPERMAN #15 $2.99 DC 389 547 38 THUNDERBOLTS #2 $2.99 MAR 435 548 39 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #15 $2.99 DC 437 342 40 UNCANNY X-FORCE #35 $3.99 MAR 439 340 41 BEFORE WATCHMEN MINUTEMEN #5 (MR) $3.99 DC 448 295 42 BEFORE WATCHMEN NITE OWL #4 (MR) $3.99 DC 461 630 43 FF #2 $2.99 MAR 465 589 44 FLASH #15 $2.99 DC 470 359 45 WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #22 $3.99 MAR 475 642 46 X-MEN LEGACY #3 $2.99 MAR 481 608 47 GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #15 $2.99 DC



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    At 7.99, and #1, that's a lot of money for Marvel and a massive success, no?

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    Before Watchmen: Moloch and Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre were released that month. They aren't in the top fifty. And Rorschach's five places below Suicide Squad.

    Let's get this clear: DC are putting out a book written and drawn by Darwyn Cooke. They spent millions promoting it. It's below a couple of New 52 books that may well get canceled next time around, barely above New Guardians.

    The people making the decisions at DC really need to be replaced by people who can make better decisions.

    Or perhaps some form of Truth and Reconciliation process? Dan Didio makes a to-camera apology to his readers, using the phrase 'Alan Moore was right, all the people who said this was going to be a steaming turd were right, Before Watchmen was a mistake. If any of the very small number of people who bought this want their money back, if comic stores want compensation, please get in touch. We will not be collecting these books'.

    Or, you know, they could just make a movie of another Alan Moore story against his express wishes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Jeffers View Post
    Before Watchmen: Moloch and Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre were released that month. They aren't in the top fifty. And Rorschach's five places below Suicide Squad.

    Let's get this clear: DC are putting out a book written and drawn by Darwyn Cooke. They spent millions promoting it. It's below a couple of New 52 books that may well get canceled next time around, barely above New Guardians.

    The people making the decisions at DC really need to be replaced by people who can make better decisions.

    Or perhaps some form of Truth and Reconciliation process? Dan Didio makes a to-camera apology to his readers, using the phrase 'Alan Moore was right, all the people who said this was going to be a steaming turd were right, Before Watchmen was a mistake. If any of the very small number of people who bought this want their money back, if comic stores want compensation, please get in touch. We will not be collecting these books'.

    Or, you know, they could just make a movie of another Alan Moore story against his express wishes.
    Or they'll make the money on the collections.

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    Looking at the top 15 in particular, it's interesting to see how DC's Death of the family and Throne of Atlantis x-overs are able to stand against the Marvel Now launch in december, something I did not expect on that level. Also, an 8$ book in first place, that's a big accomplishment. I wonder how many copies that represents, but it looks like it's at least 200k.

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    How come week 4 books like Superman and Teen Titans are counted for December when they are on sale January 2nd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CagedLeo730 View Post
    How come week 4 books like Superman and Teen Titans are counted for December when they are on sale January 2nd?
    I think I remember reading somewhere that those books were included on the december invoicing by Diamond, and so they end up on the december chart. Maybe someone who works in a comic store could confirm that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Johnston View Post
    Or they'll make the money on the collections.
    If that's the plan, we'll know very soon. We'll see them really pushing it to the book trade, we'll see them shouting it
    from the rooftops. Hell, we'll see them hiring a team of private detectives to scour the world for someone with something
    good to say about Before Nite Owl so they can get a pull quote.

    Or ... the TPBs will slink out and they won't throw good money after bad and quietly put it down to experience.

    We'll know by their actions if they're proud or ashamed.

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    It's actually worse for DC than people think: BATMAN INCORPORATED #6, TEEN TITANS #15, BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #15, SUPERMAN #15 and FLASH #15 shouldn't be on the list as they were released on January 2nd.

    Still, should mean a bigger month for DC in January.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Johnston View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt D View Post
    At 7.99, and #1, that's a lot of money for Marvel and a massive success, no?
    We can't know that without the circulation figures ... but, you're right ... well ... it's certainly more for them than others.

    Although, again, depending on circulation, DC *could* have made more with their $2.99 nu52 gambit.
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