This is the Top Ten Bleeding Cool Bestseller List, as compiled by a (smaller this week) 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. Especially on Christmas Eve. We salute you, and the keenness you bring to your passion.
And this week Harley Quinn outsells the Xbooks again, Batman takes the top even without Scott Snyder, and even Superman gets a couple of titles in…
- 1. Batman Annual #3
2. Avengers And X-Men: Axis #9
3. Batman Eternal #38
4. Harley Quinn #13
5. Robin Rises Alpha #1
- 6. Uncanny X-Men #29
- 7. New Avengers #28
8. All New X-Men Annual #1
9. Superman/Wonder Woman #14
10. Superman #37
Thanks to the following committed retailers,
- Jetpack Comics of Rochester, New Hampshire
- Rodman Comics of Ankeny, Iowa
- Fat Jack’s Comicrypt of Philadelphia
- Graham Crackers Comics of Illinois – Plainfield, Naperville, Downers Grove, St. Charles, Wheaton, DeKalb + Chicago LOOP/Edgewater/Lakeview
And this is what they had to say,
It was a great week of new books leading into the holiday skip week. All the die hard customers came out for new books on Wednesday. We expect the Best-Seller-List to change drastically as the customers come in this week, that missed last week due to holiday obligations.
With the holidays here it always changes up sales. Some regular customers are out of town while there are others from out of town who are thrilled to stop into a comic store. A lot of them do not have comic stores where they are from. Batman Annual 3 blew out the door on Wednesday. Shocked the heck out of me.
Again with the holidays here it is mostly all who stops in from out of town. Aquaman back issues seen a sudden surge in interest. And Suicide Squad back issues from the last two series are in demand.