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.
It’s a busy San Diego Comic-Con week, but there are comics to be sold! And while DC Comics are going to have to make Batman #27 returnable for having a different creative team and story than solicited and not telling anyone, it still seems to have sold really well – so not many to return!
- Batman #27
- Justice League #25
- Secret Empire #6
- Superman #27
- Astonishing X-Men #1
- Super Sons #6
- Peter Parker, Spectacular Spider-Man #2
- Star Wars: Darth Maul #5
- Mighty Thor #21
- Aquaman #26
Thanks to the following stores,
- Famous Faces & Funnies of West Melbourne, FL
- Rodman Comics of Ankeny, Iowa
- Graham Crackers Comics – 11 shops in Illinois/Wisconsin
- Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore of Marietta, Georgia
- Fat Jack’s Comicrypt of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Comix Experience Outpost, San Francisco, CA
Who had this to say,
DC dominates once again. Sixteen of our Top Twenty titles and all of our Top Ten books were DC. Dark Days the Casting was our #4 top seller even on its second week. The first Marvel book was Secret Empire at #12, followed by Daredevil and Mighty Thor at #18 and #20 respectively. Invincible was the only indie book in our Top Twenty this week at #19. If you would have told me five years ago that Aquaman was a top selling book that was outselling every single other Marvel book, I’d ask you who hurt you and then tell you, you were out of your mind! But here we are, Captain America is a fascist, Iron Man is a robot and Spider-Man is Iron Man. The recent Legacy announcements don’t seem to be doing much in the way of getting people excited about Marvel again. I would love to be selling 100 copies of Ms Marvel or (any one of the 4) Spider-Man, but people are still hesitant to get into titles when they know the chances of reboots are high.
Marvel managed to get four titles in our top ten this week. Granted Diamond helped them by only shipping half of our Green Arrow order thus taking Green Arrow out of our top ten. Diamond was doing so good till this week. We were also shorted all of our order for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Astonishing X Men 1 made it into the top ten but wasn’t a hot seller for a first issue. To many X titles now. Batman of course took the top spot. Darth Maul did well this week.
7 out of 10 of the TOP 10 books were Marvel titles for us this week. DC still captured #1 with BATMAN sales constantly climbing, but Secret Empire was a close 2nd.
DC continues to dominate the Top Ten charts in our store, but Marvel did place three books in the top ten this week–two of them superhero titles (Secret Empire and Spectacular Spider-Man). That’s a good step forward
Solid week with everyone still buying the Dark Days lead up book and sadly finding out they’re still just as confused as they were after reading the last one. Hopefully they don’t all give up before METAL finally hits..
Back issues of Amazing Spider-man vol 1 seeing movement thanks to the current movie.
Continued interest in affordably priced 1980s and 1990s DC’s and Marvels. Customers want strong, positive superhero stories with recognizeable characters, and they can get excellent books from time period for not much more than the cost of a new comic today.
Captain America #175 VF $20 – Not the rarest issue in the world to come by, but it seemed like kismet to have it come into our store in the midst of the current Event Marvel is slogging through. The customer who bought it was interested in the issue because of an early crossover appearance with the X-Men. The fact that it also features President Nixon being the head of a worldwide conspiracy made it an even cooler find.