Comixology Bestseller List, 08/24/18: Action Comics Lives Up to Its Name

Comixology Bestseller List – 24th August 2018 – Action Comics Lives Up to Its Name

Posted by August 24, 2018 Comment

Matthew Snyder writes:

Welcome to the Comixology Bestseller list, your guide to see how well your favorite titles are selling digitally. Every week I’ll post the ranking of every new title, plus a ranking of the best selling volumes & graphic novels. As always, I hope you find it interesting and informative.

ACTION COMICS #1002

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a tie! The Top 10 score this week is week is DC five, Marvel five. DC took the top spot, Marvel took the next three spots, DC then took the next four, but Marvel forced the tie by taking the last two. DC could have possibly won if they still had Hal Jordan and the Green Corps on the roster, but Kelly Thompson surprised everyone by sneaking in with West Coast Avengers, her first Top 10 appearance. The Top 10 is becoming more unpredictable each week, with increased competition from Marvel and more writers recently making their digital Top 10 debut.

With Saga taking an extended vacation and Doomsday Clock on a two-month release schedule, this week’s No. 1 is open to all the Big 2 ongoings. And it’s Brian Michael Bendis’s Action Comics taking the crown, his third No. 1 win since coming to DC. The Bendis Superman experiment remains a success, although with half the output. Are the higher rankings Bendis has brought thus far worth not having a Superman title every other week?

Last week I mentioned Thor and Tony Stark: Iron Man slipping slightly, but this week Marvel got great performances from three of their top titles: Avengers reached its best ranking yet at No. 2, Darth Vader remains as popular as ever landing at No. 3 and Amazing Spider-Man jumped Justice League Dark for the No. 4 spot. In other Marvel news, The Punisher received only a minor boost for its new numbering. While Fresh Start has so far been a success for Marvel, books with new #1s keeping their Legacy authors have shown little to no improvement.

The Flash climbed the rankings all year to hit No. 2 with Issue #50, a huge achievement. Now, it’s sinking at a fast rate. Its rankings since: 5, 6 and this week 8, behind Injustice 2. The culprit? The new $3.99 price tag is a likely suspect, although Wonder Woman has remained consistent with the same price change.

If you dropped The Flash recently, we’d like to hear your reasons why in the comments — as would the DC execs I’m hoping read this column every week. (Seriously, if any DC execs are reading, please bring back Swamp Thing & Animal Man.)

Top 25 Overall:

  1. Action Comics #1002
  2. Avengers #6
  3. Darth Vader #20
  4. Amazing Spider-Man #4
  5. Justice League Dark #2
  6. Detective Comics #987
  7. Injustice 2 #72 (99-cent digital first)
  8. The Flash #53
  9. X-Men Red #7
  10. West Coast Avengers #1
  11. Wonder Woman #53
  12. The Terrifics #7
  13. Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #23
  14. Teen Titans #21
  15. X-Men Gold #34
  16. Venom #5
  17. Black Panther #3
  18. Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor #4
  19. Justice League #6
  20. Mr. and Mrs. X #2
  21. Batman #53
  22. Extermination #1
  23. Old Man Logan #46
  24. Daredevil #607
  25. Black Hammer: Age of Doom #4

New Issue Rankings:

  1. Action Comics #1002
  2. Avengers #6
  3. Darth Vader #20
  4. Amazing Spider-Man #4
  5. Justice League Dark #2
  6. Detective Comics #987
  7. Injustice 2 #72 (99-cent digital first)
  8. The Flash #53
  9. X-Men Red #7
  10. West Coast Avengers #1
  11. Wonder Woman #53
  12. The Terrifics #7
  13. Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #23
  14. Teen Titans #21
  15. X-Men Gold #34
  16. Venom #5
  17. Black Panther #3
  18. Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor #4
  19. Mr. and Mrs. X #2
  20. Old Man Logan #46
  21. Daredevil #607
  22. Black Hammer: Age of Doom #4
  23. The Punisher #1
  24. The Sentry #3
  25. The Life of Captain Marvel #2
  26. Batman Beyond #23
  27. Old Man Hawkeye #8
  28. Death of Superman, Part 1 #4 (99-cent Digital first)
  29. Batman: Kings of Fear #1
  30. Suicide Squad Annual #1
  31. The Silencer #8
  32. Hit-Girl #7
  33. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #85
  34. Lumberjanes #53
  35. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning #3
  36. Die! Die! Die! #2
  37. Damage Annual #1
  38. Raven: Daughter of Darkness #7
  39. Avengers: Wakanda Forever #1
  40. Cold Spots #1
  41. Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #34
  42. Royal City #14
  43. Witchblade #7
  44. Mother Panic: Gotham A.D. #6
  45. Beasts of Burden: Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men #1
  46. Redneck #14
  47. Hack/Slash: Resurrection #10
  48. Shanghai Red #3
  49. Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation #6
  50. Britannia: Lost Eagles of Rome #2
  51. Jughead: The Hunger #8
  52. Aphrodite V #2
  53. Days of Hate #7
  54. Shadowman #6
  55. Gold Digger #255
  56. Raven: Year 2 – Love and Revenge #11
  57. Curse Words Summer Swimsuit Special #1
  58. Quantum and Woody! #9
  59. Red Sonja/Tarzan #4
  60. Barbarella #9
  61. Artifact One #0
  62. Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer #3
  63. Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack #12
  64. The Thrilling Adventure Hour #2
  65. Black Butler #143
  66. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bebop & Rocksteady Hit the Road! #4
  67. Kaijumax: Season Four #2
  68. Executive Assistant: Iris #4
  69. Betty & Veronica: Vixens #9
  70. Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One #14
  71. Real Science Adventures: The Nicodemus Job #2
  72. Gasolina #11
  73. Everything Will Be Okay #4
  74. Incidentals #11

Old Issue Rankings:

  1. Justice League #6
  2. Batman #53
  3. Extermination #1
  4. Infinity Wars #2
  5. Thor #4
  6. Pearl #1
  7. Tony Stark: Iron Man #3
  8. Astonishing X-Men Annual #1
  9. The Magic Order #3
  10. Injustice 2 #71 (99-cent digital first)
  11. Fantastic Four #1
  12. Edge of Spider-Geddon #1
  13. Crowded #1
  14. The Wild Storm #16
  15. Death of Superman, Part 1 #3 (99-cent Digital first)
  16. The Wicked + The Divine #38
  17. Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe #2
  18. Saga #54
  19. Doctor Strange #4
  20. Multiple Man #3
  21. Superman #2
  22. Justice League #5
  23. Hunt for Wolverine: Claws of a Killer #4
  24. The Magic Order #2
  25. The Sandman Universe #1

Best Selling Collections & Graphic Novels:

  1. Marvel Graphic Novel #5: X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills
  2. Green Arrow (2011) by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino Deluxe Edition (38% off)
  3. Crisis on Infinite Earths (70% off)
  4. Spider-Man: Perceptions
  5. The Flash (2016) Vol. 6: Cold Day in Hell (54% off)
  6. X-Men: Years of Future Past
  7. Spider-Man: Torment
  8. X-Men: Messiah Complex
  9. RoboCop vs. The Terminator
  10. Spider-Man: Masques
  11. X-Men: Days of Future Past
  12. X-Men: Mutant Massacre
  13. Locke & Key: Heaven & Earth (60% off)
  14. The Flash by Mark Waid Book Two (76% off)
  15. The Flash by Mark Waid Book Three (76% off)
  16. Green Arrow (2016) Vol. 5: Hard Travelin’ Hero (23% off)
  17. The Flash by Mark Waid Book One (70% off)
  18. Green Arrow by Kevin Smith (12% off)
  19. The Flash (2016) Vol. 5: Negative (54% off)
  20. Darkstalkers Vol. 1 (63% off)
  21. X-Men vs. Apocalypse Vol. 1: The Twelve
  22. Flashpoint (54% off)
  23. The Flash: A Celebration of 75 Years (80% off)
  24. X-Men: Fall of the Mutants Vol. 1
  25. Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) Vol. 3: Bizarro Reborn (23% off)
  26. The Flash (2016) Vol. 4: Running Scared (50% off)
  27. X-Force/Cable: Messiah War
  28. Death of X
  29. Decimation: X-Men- The 198
  30. X-Men: X-tinction Agenda
  31. The Flash (2016) Vol. 3: Rogues Reloaded (54% off)
  32. Spider-Man: The Complete Clone Saga Epic – Book One
  33. X-Tinction Agenda: Warzones!
  34. X-Men: Fall of the Mutants Vol. 2
  35. Green Arrow (2016) Vol. 1: The Death and Life of Oliver Queen (23% off)
  36. Flash: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition – Book 1 (60% off)
  37. X-Men: Operation Zero Tolerance
  38. Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors Vol. 1 (50% off)
  39. Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters (17% off)
  40. Green Arrow (2016) Vol. 2: Island of Scars (23% off)
  41. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures (58% off)
  42. Green Arrow (2016) Vol. 3: Emerald Outlaw (23% off)
  43. Green Arrow (2016) Vol. 4: The Rise of Star City (23% off)
  44. Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) Vol. 1: Dark Trinity (23% off)
  45. The Flash by Geoff Johns Book One (65% off)
  46. Secret Wars II
  47. Spider-Man: Revenge of the Sinister Six
  48. X-Men Vs. Apocalypse Vol. 2: Ages of Apocalypse
  49. The Flash by Geoff Johns Book Four (70% off)
  50. The Flash: Rebirth (2009) (50% off)
(Last Updated August 24, 2018 1:22 pm )

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