Comixology Bestseller List - 7th October 2018 - The Walking Dead Beats Batman

Comixology Bestseller List – 7th October 2018 – The Walking Dead Beats Batman

Posted by October 7, 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.

Bit of a weird week. The top of the sales chart starts out predictable enough, with The Walking Dead, Batman and Justice League taking the top shots. But then, in a surprise twist, two issues sold so well in their second week they both made the Top 10: Heroes in Crisis and Doomsday Clock. One old issue in the Top 10 is an uncommon occurrence, but two? Unheard of. Thanks to these two lingerers, DC wins the Top 10 this week, with 6 books compared to Marvel and Image’s 2 apiece.

But there’s even more chaos down the sales chart, as a Tom King sale caused first arc Mister Miracle issues to flood the lower half of the Top 25. So this, readers, is why I keep Top 25 and New Issue Rankings separate. In my opinion, the best way to gauge a book’s performance over time is to see how well it did against other new issues, unaffected by random sales.

Well, that’s a nice boost for Nightwing’s 50th Issue. DC should really shoot their heroes in the head more often. (I kid, I kid). Now I’ve seen many comments here on Bleeding Cool saying they hate the new dark direction DC is taking with Heroes in Crisis and Nightwing. Fair enough. But the fans’ wallets are saying something different at the moment. And if dark and gritty continue to sell, does that mean the optimism of Rebirth is over? Will DC try to strike a balance, or are we entering a New Age of Edginess?

Paper Girls keeps inching up the rankings each month, cementing its status as one of Image’s top sellers. It appears to have gotten a lift after Saga went into hiatus, so my guess is digital readers filled the void by catching up on Brian K Vaughan’s other works. In other indie news, Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion hit No. 25 in the New Issue Rankings, one of Dark Horse’s best debuts this year (right up there with Black Hammer: Age of Doom).

Top 25 Overall:

  1. The Walking Dead #184
  2. Batman #56
  3. Justice League #9
  4. Heroes in Crisis #1
  5. Star Wars #55
  6. Nightwing #50
  7. Wonder Woman and Justice League Dark: Witching Hour #1
  8. Paper Girls #25
  9. Doomsday Clock #7
  10. Tony Stark: Iron Man #4
  11. X-Men: Black- Magneto #1
  12. Dark Nights: Metal- Deluxe Edition (20% off)
  13. Superior Octopus #1
  14. Adventures of the Super Sons #3
  15. Cosmic Ghost Rider #4
  16. Mister Miracle #6
  17. The Dreaming #2
  18. Saga Vol. 8 (50% off)
  19. Mister Miracle #4
  20. Doctor Strange #6
  21. Mister Miracle #5
  22. The Magic Order #4
  23. Green Lanterns #56
  24. Mister Miracle #3
  25. Mister Miracle #2

New Title Rankings:

  1. The Walking Dead #184
  2. Batman #56
  3. Justice League #9
  4. Star Wars #55
  5. Nightwing #50
  6. Wonder Woman and Justice League Dark: Witching Hour #1
  7. Paper Girls #25
  8. Tony Stark: Iron Man #4
  9. X-Men: Black- Magneto #1
  10. Superior Octopus #1
  11. Adventures of the Super Sons #3
  12. Cosmic Ghost Rider #4
  13. The Dreaming #2
  14. Doctor Strange #6
  15. The Magic Order #4
  16. Green Lanterns #56
  17. Champions #25
  18. Asgardians of the Galaxy #2
  19. Green Arrow #45
  20. Deathstroke #36
  21. Death of the Inhumans #4
  22. Giant Days #43
  23. What If? X-Men #1
  24. Shatterstar #1
  25. Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion #1
  26. Deadpool #5
  27. What If? Spider-Man #1
  28. Archie #699
  29. Uber: Invasion #16
  30. Death of Superman, Part 1 #10 (99-cent digital first)
  31. Blackbird #1
  32. Weapon X #24
  33. Infinity Wars: Sleepwalker #1
  34. Iron Fist #1 (Marvel Digital Original)
  35. Border Town #2
  36. Harley Quinn #51
  37. Cloak and Dagger #5
  38. United States vs. Murder Inc. #2
  39. Batman/The Maxx #1
  40. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #71
  41. A Walk Through Hell #5
  42. Weapon H #8
  43. The Unexpected #5
  44. The Curse of Brimstone #7
  45. Spawn #290
  46. Typhoid Fever: Spider-Man #1
  47. Dead Rabbit #1
  48. James Bond Origin #2
  49. Redlands #7
  50. Deadpool: Secret Agent Deadpool #3
  51. Thief of Thieves #41
  52. The Lone Ranger #1
  53. Jook Joint #1
  54. Raven: Year 2 – Love and Revenge #12
  55. Death Orb #1
  56. The Last Siege #5
  57. Eclipse #11
  58. Rainbow Brite #1
  59. Taarna #3
  60. Scooby-Doo Team Up #84 (99-cent digital first)
  61. Dark Souls: The Age of Fire #4
  62. Sparrowhawk #1
  63. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Macro-Series: Donatello
  64. Tomb Raider: Inferno #4
  65. Jim Henson’s Beneath the Dark Crystal #3
  66. Euthanauts #3
  67. Errand Boys #1
  68. Noble #12
  69. WWE #21
  70. Lollipop Kids #1
  71. Come Into Me #3
  72. War Bears #2
  73. Paradiso #8
  74. Real Science Adventures #3
  75. House Amok #2

Old Issue Rankings:

  1. Heroes in Crisis #1
  2. Doomsday Clock #7
  3. Mister Miracle #6
  4. Mister Miracle #4
  5. Mister Miracle #5
  6. Mister Miracle #3
  7. Mister Miracle #2
  8. Mister Miracle #1
  9. Justice League Odyssey #1
  10. Spider-Geddon #0
  11. Justice League Dark #3
  12. Batman: Damned #1
  13. The Amazing Spider-Man #6
  14. Action Comics #1003
  15. Batman #50
  16. Extermination #3
  17. Batman #47
  18. Batman #49
  19. Batman #46
  20. Batman #46
  21. Batman #48
  22. Paper Girls #23
  23. Paper Girls #22
  24. Monstress #18
  25. Infinity Wars: Iron Hammer #1

Best Selling Collections & Graphic Novels:

  1. Dark Nights: Metal- Deluxe Edition (20% off)
  2. Saga Vol. 8 (50% off)
  3. Saga Vol. 9 (33% off)
  4. Dark Nights: Metal- Dark Knights Rising (20% off)
  5. Saga Vol. 7 (21% off)
  6. Dark Nights: Metal- The Resistance (26% off)
  7. Batman: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition- Book 2 (24% off)
  8. Dark Days: The Road to Metal
  9. Batman: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition (24% off)
  10. Crisis on Infinite Earths (20% off)
  11. Batman (2016) Vol. 6: Bride or Burglar (27% off)
  12. Sheriff of Babylon: The Deluxe Edition
  13. The Omega Men (2015): The End is Here (26% off)
  14. Paper Girls Vol. 4 (50% off)
  15. Saga Vol. 6 (21% off)
  16. Saga Vol. 5 (33% off)
  17. Saga Vol. 4 (21% off)
  18. Final Crisis: New Edition (23% off)
  19. Venomized (67% off)
  20. Infinite Crisis (2005) (23% off)
  21. Monstress Vol. 1 (50% off)
  22. Identity Crisis (New Edition) (23% off)
  23. Monstress Vol. 2 (50% off)
  24. Saga Vol. 2 (21% off)
  25. Venom: Lethal Protector (64% off)
  26. Batman (2016) Vol. 5: The Rules of Engagement (27% off)
  27. Saga Vol. 1 (25% off)
  28. Punisher: The Platoon (64% off)
  29. Seven to Eternity Vol. 1 (44% off)
  30. Paper Girls Vol. 3 (50% off)
  31. Saga Book Two: Deluxe Edition (50% off)
  32. X-Men: The End- Book Two
  33. X-Men: The End- Book Three
  34. Marvel Universe: The End
  35. Superior Spider-Man Vol. 2: A Troubled Mind (67% off)
  36. Batman Knightfall Vol. 1 (75% off)
  37. Venom: Dark Origin (67% off)
  38. X-Men: The End- Book One
  39. Superior Spider-Man Vol. 1: My Own Worst Enemy (67% off)
  40. Punisher MAX: The Complete Collection Vol. 7 (60% off)
  41. Superior Spider-Man Vol. 3: No Escape (64% off)
  42. Fantastic Four: The End
  43. Paper Girls Vol. 2 (50% off)
  44. Superior Spider-Man Vol. 4: Necessary Evil (67% off)
  45. Saga Book One: Deluxe Edition (23% off)
  46. Ultimate End
  47. Doom Patrol: The Silver Age Vol. 1 (75% off)
  48. Superior Spider-Man Vol. 6: Goblin Nation (64% off)
  49. Legion of Super Heroes: The Silver Age Vol. 1 (71% off)
  50. Spider-Man: Birth of Venom (60% off)
(Last Updated October 7, 2018 9:21 am )

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