Bleeding Cool Bestseller List - 16th July 2017 - "Best Week Marvel Has Had In A Long Time"

Bleeding Cool Bestseller List – 16th July 2017 – “Best Week Marvel Has Had In A Long Time”

Posted by July 16, 2017 Comment

This 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.


Dark Days takes the top but is denied a retailer full sweep by Darth Vader. But in a week of the release of a Spider-Man movie, Flash and Batman beat the Spider….

  1. Dark Days: The Casting #1
  2. Darth Vader #3
  3. Flash #26
  4. Detective Comics #980
  5. Spider-Men II #1
  6. Wonder Woman #26
  7. Action Comics #983
  8. Old Man Logan #26
  9. Justice League #10
  10. Amazing Spider-Man #30

Thanks to the following retailers

Who had this to say,

Darth Vader was a huge success this week.  Casting and Venom was on its heels.  Calexit was a grea book and sold out fast.  Great week to be a comic fan.
The week was won thanks to a few huge sellers like Dark Days the Casting and Darth Vader. Darth Vader may very well even sell more than the previous volume which was huge.

Dark Days The Casting was our top seller this week. No surprises there!

Best week Marvel has had in a long time. With three titles in the Top Ten and four more in the Top Twenty. I’d love to say it’s a change that will last, but I have a feeling this week is more of a one-off fluke. Hopefully the rest of Edge of Venomverse can maintain the numbers it has. Spider-Men and Star Wars, I’m less worried about.

On the indie side, Animosity came out with two books this week and while they’re both solid titles, the sales have started to slow. As long as the quality sticks and there aren’t any crazy delays, I don’t see the numbers going down, but I also unfortunately don’t see them going up anytime soon either. Kill or Be Killed is another book that holds the line at modest sales in a similar vein. It’s easy to get a new reader or two for a few months when a big blockbuster comes out, but these indie books don’t have that luxury. They rely on word of mouth and personal recommendation, and those (while important) only go so far. It would be great to see these Aftershock and Image and Black Mask and countless other indie publishers get the recognition and spotlight they deserve, but when all the majority of readers care about is little numbers becoming big numbers again it makes it hard to get the good word out. —– Star Wars Darth Vader is doing very well. Easily Marvel’s best selling title for us of the week. Dark Days the Casting takes the number one spot. My only issue with it is maybe next time just run with the metallic cover. Almost everyone wants it over the others. It’s shiny, the other two aren’t. Red Hood and the Outlaws seeing some love this week. Glad to see it.


We sold a CGC graded copy of Walking Dead #1 this week through our store’s eBay account. It’s one of the biggest single items we’ve probably ever sold. I’m very happy with how much we got for it.
We had a CBCS graded copy of the first appearance of Doctor Doom so of course that didn’t last very long

Wonder Woman New 52 back issues were in demand this week.

Back issues are the biggest sellers in our store. Between established customers, and people just stopping by for a visit while they’re on vacation constantly looking through some of our 300 boxes of stock.

Two weeks in a row the Mondo Enamel pins have been the most talked about and bought piece of merchandise. They do look pretty sharp.

New people are constantly picking (Snotgirl) up. It’s accessible to new readers and it’s just odd enough to grab their interests. The fact that it was written by Bryan Lee O’Malley doesn’t hurt the hip factor either.

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

(Last Updated July 16, 2017 3:57 pm )

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