Bleeding Cool Bestseller List - 20th July 2014 - Robin Rises To The Top

Bleeding Cool Bestseller List – 20th July 2014 – Robin Rises To The Top

Posted by July 20, 2014 Comment

robin-rises-omega-1This is the Top Ten Bleeding Cool Bestseller List, as compiled by a number of comic stores from their sales on Wednesday and Thursday. It measures what are known as the “Wednesday Warriors”, those who can’t wait to the weekend to get this week’s comics. We salute you, and the keenness you bring to your passion.

The traditional top spot in the chart taken by Batman Eternal has slipped a couple of places this week, knocked out by the performance of Robin Rises Omega and a resurgent Original Sin, which has slipped itself in previous weeks. The death of Archie pushed him into the chart as well, as we can see that the subsequent prints of Ms Marvel are reflecting increasing sales on this title.

  1. Robin Rises Omega
  2. Original Sin #6
  3. Batman Eternal #15
  4. Uncanny X-Men #23
  5. Harley Quinn Invades CCI: International
  6. New 52: Future’s End #11
  7. Teen Titans #1
  8. Life With Archie #36
  9. Original Sin #3.2
  10. Ms Marvel #6

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Original Sin, Batman Eternal and Futures End keep chugging along and consistently take the top spots. Only Archie dying and Robin coming back to life could knock them down and they did. Wicked & Divine is off to a strong start. Will be ordering a 2nd ptg for sure. Marvel’s 100th Anniversary issues have all performed better than expected.

Can’t keep New52 Animal Man and Swamp Thing trades in stock. Always ordering more.

Not a bad week in comics. Some surprising books made it into the top ten. Original Sin keeps trucking along as a sales juggernaut. More and more people jumping on all the time. Robin Rises Omega #1 sold great and even caused a bunch of customers to scoop up back issues of Batman & Robin. Magneto back issues have been selling great and this weeks new issue numbers showed us that a ton of people have jumped on. The Wicked & the Divine was the big seller from Image this week! Black Market #1 from Boom Studios sold pretty great, both regular covers and Phantom variants were flying out of here all week.

This past week we’ve been selling Guardians of the Galaxy back issues like crazy. The movie hype keeps driving fans in. Unlike Avengers or the other Marvel movies where fans already know the characters, many of them have no idea about the GOTG and want as much as they can get their hands on. This movie is going to be huge, I think.

Teen Titans #1 also did well, but a lot are still in hold folders. This was a week people seemed to feel it was ok to skip coming into the store. Wed was down 30% in transactions and Thurs was off 50%. Light product week + vacations = Slow week.

Harley Quinn invades SDCC was the winner this week with Life with Archie missing the top spot by just a couple issues. Batman Eternal still the steady book week in/week out. Sold out completely on Teen Titans and Robin Rises. This new wave of DC books are getting a good response on the sales side, will have to see if it lasts.

Back-issues are slow this week, which was expected since most people will wait until a few days before SDCC to pick up what they need, after they see the signing schedules.

It was a good week. A very different week but good. Life of Archie made it into the top ten and it was a solid story. Batman Eternal is still king. Teen Titans 1 is off to good start. Customers really want to like this latest relaunch. The past last Titans series they felt had poor writing. Original Sin is hanging in there.

The Uncanny X Men first series is starting to get a lot of interest. Superman back issue titles are still strong

 

 

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(Last Updated July 20, 2014 10:39 am )

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