ComiXology Around The World: Brendan McCarthy Is Big In Japan

Posted by October 19, 2012 Comment

Louis Falcetti writes for Bleeding Cool;

UPDATE: Apparently for every mention of Harlequin Comics, it should have read Walking Dead #103. Possibly the first time this mix-up has ever occurred. I’ll amend the chart but leave the intro text – and visual – the same.

Lots of times America’s proud, stubborn refusal to acknowledge the rest of the world ends up keeping the vast majority of the citizenry in the dark about things like actual football and the metric system. But on the comiXology digital charts, for once the USA seems to be be in agreement with foreign cultures. Not only that, but in agreement on a really odd thing. The top selling book this week in Great Britain, Canada, USA, Australia, France, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, Greece, Germany, Sweden and Norway was Harlequin Comics: Public Wife, Private Mistress Preview . Despite the prices listed on the charts I do believe that it’s a free 52 page preview, so that would make sense why it was so heavily downloaded. Still though, that’s a lot of downloads of people interested in 52 pages of romance manga. Hilarious side note, the comic didn’t make the tops of the charts in China or Japan, in fact in Japan it didn’t even make it into the top 5. As for the second slot, Justice League #13 took the honor in Great Britain, Canada, USA, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Sweden and Norway. Comics make strange bedfellows as Australia and USA are the only two countries to put Wonder Woman on the chart. Hawkeye #3 does pretty well, reaching as high as the 3rd spot in Spain and making the charts in many more. And leave it to Japan to award the best comic of the week (and maybe year)* Zaucer of Zilk with a spot on the charts, coming in at number 10. China likes The Boys, India likes a Fatale, The Walking Dead dominates Germany, Ireland likes Saga and Israel likes Transformers.

Great Britain
1. The Walking Dead #103 £1.99
2. Justice League (2011-) #13 £2.49
3. AVX: Consequences #2 (of 5) £2.49
4. Marvel Now! Point One #1 £3.99
5. Batman (2011-) #13 £2.49
6. Hawkeye #3 £1.99
7. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #16 £2.49
8. Uncanny X-Men Vol. 2 #20 £2.49
9. Uncanny Avengers #1 £2.49
10. Green Lantern: New Guardians (2011-) #13 £1.99
Canada
1. The Walking Dead #103 $2.99
2. Justice League (2011-) #13 $3.99
3. AVX: Consequences #2 (of 5) $3.99
4. Batman (2011-) #13 $3.99
5. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #16 $3.99
6. Marvel Now! Point One #1 $5.99
7. Lookouts #2 $1.99
8. Hawkeye #3 $2.99
9. Uncanny Avengers #1 $3.99
10. Wonder Woman (2011-) #13 $2.99
USA
1. The Walking Dead #103 $2.99
2. Justice League (2011-) #13 $3.99
3. AVX: Consequences #2 (of 5) $3.99
4. Batman (2011-) #13 $3.99
5. Uncanny X-Men Vol. 2 #20 $3.99
6. Hawkeye #3 $2.99
7. Marvel Now! Point One #1 $5.99
8. Uncanny Avengers #1 $3.99
9. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #16 $3.99
10. Green Lantern: New Guardians (2011-) #13 $2.99
Australia
1. The Walking Dead #103 $2.99
2. Justice League (2011-) #13 $4.49
3. Batman (2011-) #13 $4.49
4. Hawkeye #3 $2.99
5. AVX: Consequences #2 (of 5) $4.49
6. Marvel Now! Point One #1 $6.49
7. Catwoman (2011-) #13 $2.99
8. Lookouts #2 $1.99
9. Wonder Woman (2011-) #13 $2.99
10. Smallville: Season 11 #19 $0.99
France
1. The Walking Dead #103  € 2.39
2. AVX: Consequences # 2 (of 5)  € 2.99
3. Uncanny X-Men Vol. 2 # 20  € 2.99
4. Justice League (2011 -) # 13  € 2.99
5. Batman (2011 -) # 13  € 2.99
6. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man # 16  € 2.99
7. Marvel Now! Point One # 1  € 4.99
8. Uncanny Avengers # 1  € 2.99
9. Before Watchmen: Minutemen # 4 (of 6)  € 2.99
10. Green Lantern: New Guardians (2011 -) # 13  € 2.39
Spain
1. The Walking Dead #103  € 2.39
2. The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye  € 6.99
3. Hawkeye # 3  € 2.39
5. The Walking Dead Vol 3: Safety Behind Vars  € 7.99
6. Lookouts # 2  € 1.59
7. The Walking Dead Vol 2: Miles Behind Us  € 7.99
8. The Walking Dead # 101  € 1.59
9. The Walking Dead # 102  € 1.59
10. Grimm Fairy Tales Halloween Special 2009 # 1  € 0.79
Italy
1. The Walking Dead #103 2,39 €
3. AVX: Consequences #2 (of 5) 2,99 €
4. Uncanny X-Men Vol. 2 #20 2,99 €
5. Batman (2011-) #13 2,99 €
6. Uncanny Avengers #1 2,99 €
7. Grimm Fairy Tales Halloween Special 2009 #1 0,79 €
8. Before Watchmen: Minutemen #4 (of 6) 2,99 €
9. Batman: Arkham Unhinged #47 0,79 €
10. Justice League (2011-) #13 2,99 €
Mexico
1. The Walking Dead #103  $ 36.00
2. Justice League (2011 -) # 13  $ 48.00
3. Batman (2011 -) # 13  $ 48.00
4. Marvel Now! Point One # 1  $ 72.00
5. AVX: Consequences # 2 (of 5)  $ 48.00
6. Green Lantern: New Guardians (2011 -) # 13  $ 36.00
7. AVX: Consequences # 1 (of 5)  $ 48.00
8. Uncanny X-Men Vol 2 # 20  $ 48.00
9. The Walking Dead Vol 2: Miles Behind Us  $ 120.00
10. Uncanny Avengers # 1  $ 48.00
Japan
1. Justice League (2011 -) # 13 ¥350
2. Hitman #18  ¥ 170
3. Batman (2011 -) # 13 ¥350
4. Uncanny Avengers # 1  ¥350
5. Cyborg 009 Vol. Two  ¥ 450
6. The Walking Dead #103  ¥ 250
7. Cyborg 009 Vol. 1  ¥ 450
8. Red Hood and the Outlaws (2,011 -) # thirteen  ¥250
9. Before Watchmen: Minutemen # four (of six)  ¥350
10. Zaucer of Zilk # 1 (of 2)  ¥ 350
China
1. The Boys # 7  $ 12.00
2. The Boys # 8  ¥ 12.00
3. Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror # 13  ¥ 12.00
4. Suicide Squad (2011 -) # 8  ¥ 12.00
5. avengers: The Initiative  # 13
6. Fantastic Four # 2  $ 12.00
7. Danger Girl GI Joe # 3 (of 4)  ¥ 12.00
8. Suicide Squad (2011 -) # 7  $ 12.00
9. avengers: The Initiative  # 12
10. Memorial: Imaginary Fiends # 1  ¥ 6.00
Brazil
1. The Walking Dead #103 USD 2.99
2. Justice League (2011-) #13 USD 3.99
3. AVX: Consequences #2 (of 5) USD 3.99
4. The Walking Dead Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye USD 8.99
5. Uncanny Avengers #1 USD 3.99
6. Avengers Assemble #8 USD 3.99
7. Batman (2011-) #13 USD 3.99
8. Uncanny X-Men Vol. 2 #20 USD 3.99
9. Marvel Now! Point One #1 USD 5.99
10. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #16 USD 3.99
India
1. Batman (2011- ) #1 $0.99
2. Green Lantern Corps (2011-) #13 $2.99
3. Green Lantern Corps (2011-) #12 $1.99
4. Masters of the Universe #7 $0.99
5. Batman (2011-) #12 $2.99
6. Legends of the Dark Knight (2012-) #2 $0.99
7. Fatale Vol.1: Death Chases Me $8.99
8. American Vampire #18 $1.99
9. Thor #1 $1.99
10. Grimm Fairy Tales: Bad Girls #3 (of 5) $1.99
Russia
1. The Walking Dead #103 $ 2.99
2. Grimm Fairy Tales Halloween Special 2009 # 1 $ 0.99
3. Grimm Fairy Tales: Bad Girls # 3 (of 5) $ 1.99
4. Godstorm # 1 (of 5) $ 2.99
5. Grimm Fairy Tales: Sleepy Hollow # 1 $ 2.99
6. The Walking Dead Vol. 2: Miles Behind Us $ 9.99
7. The Walking Dead Vol. 3: Safety Behind Vars $ 9.99
8. Hunter Killer Vol. 1 $ 15.99
9. The Walking Dead Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye $ 8.99
10. Hawkeye # 3 $ 2.99
Greece
1. The Walking Dead #103 2,39 €
2. Fallout: J. Robert Oppenheimer 1,59 €
3. The Walking Dead Vol. 15 7,99 €
4. Legends of the Dark Knight (2012-) #18 0,79 €
5. The Secret History: Book 10 1,59 €
6. Before Watchmen: Comedian #3 (of 6) 2,99 €
7. The Walking Dead Vol. 14: No Way Out 7,99 €
8. The Walking Dead Vol. 13: Too Far Gone 7,99 €
9. The Walking Dead Vol. 7: The Calm Before 7,99 €
10. Army of Darkness #1: Movie Adaptation 1,59 €
Germany
1. The Walking Dead #103  € 2.39
2. Masters of the Universe # 7  € 0.79
3. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe # 3 (of 6) € 2.39
4. The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye  € 6.99
5. The Walking Dead Volume 2: Miles Behind Us  € 7.99
6. Justice League (2011 -) # 13  € 2.99
7. The Walking Dead Vol 5  € 7.99
8. The Walking Dead Vol 3: Safety Behind Vars  € 7.99
9. The Walking Dead Vol 3: The Heart’s Desire  € 7.99
10. The Walking Dead Vol 16: A Larger World  € 7.99
Ireland
1. Saga #4 $2.50
2. Batman #491 $2.50
3. Batman #492 $2.50
4. X-Force: Old Ghosts $11.28
5. 28 Days Later #1 $2.50
6. The Walking Dead #95 $2.50
7. Adventure Time #1 $2.50
8. Watchmen #1 (of 12) $2.50
9. Batman (2011- ) #1 $1.24
10. Detective Comics (2011-) #1 $1.24
Israel
1. The Walking Dead #103 $2.99
2. Chew #29 $2.99
3. Justice League (2011-) #13 $3.99
4. Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Ongoing #8 $1.99
5. Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Ongoing #7 $1.99
6. Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Ongoing #6 $1.99
7. Astonishing X-Men #25 $1.99
8. All Star Superman #1 $1.99
9. All Star Superman #6 $1.99
10. All Star Superman #2 $1.99
Sweden
1. The Walking Dead #103  22.00 SEK
2. Justice League (2011 -) # 13  28.00 SEK
3. Batman (2011 -) # 13  28.00 SEK
4. Lookouts # 2  $ 15.00
5. AVX: Consequences # 2 (of 5)  28.00 SEK
6. The Walking Dead Vol. 2: Miles Behind Us  SEK 75.00
7. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man # 16  28.00 SEK
8.The Walking Dead Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye  65,00
9. Hawkeye # 3  22.00 SEK
10. Arrow (2012 -) # 2  7.00
Norway
1. The Walking Dead #103 21,00 kr
2. Justice League (2011-) #13 28,00 kr
3. AVX: Consequences #2 (of 5) 28,00 kr
4. Batman (2011-) #13 28,00 kr
5. Uncanny X-Men Vol. 2 #20 28,00 kr
7. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #16 28,00 kr
8. Uncanny Avengers #1 28,00 kr
9. Captain Marvel #5 21,00 kr
10. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #3 (of 6) 21,00 k*correction, the author meant “best comic ever”

The Walking Dead #103

(Last Updated October 19, 2012 1:12 pm )