Comixology Bestseller List, 14th December 2018 - An Annual Surprise

Comixology Bestseller List, 14th December 2018 – An Annual Surprise

Posted by December 14, 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.

With no Fantastic Four or Mister Miracle to compete with, Superman should easily take the top…

Lex Luthor: WROOONNNNGGGG!!!!

Thank you, 2006 Lex Luthor played by disgraced Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey.

He’s right. Because instead of waiting for a 5th Wednesday, DC has decided to release Batman Annual #3 in one of the most crowded weeks of the year. The result is Tom Taylor getting his first ever No. 1. (Or at least since I started writing this in March).

But Holy Guacamole, Batman! There’s 4 Batman comics in the top 6 slots. Tom Taylor and Otto Schmidt’s Batman Annual, Scott Snyder and Jock’s The Batman Who Laughs, Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo’s Batman: Damned and Peter Tomassi and Doug Mahnke’s Detective Comics. Detective Comics landing at No. 6 is notable, because with a permanent writer taking over, it has recovered some ground lost after James Tynion left. But despite DC taking 5 out of the top 6, Marvel filled the rest of the Top 10 to force a 5-5 tie. It’s a cheap tie, considering DC took the top spots, but it’s a tie nonetheless.

But while DC scored big this week with Bats and Supes, other members of the Justice League are showing diminishing returns. Wonder Woman, which got a boost thanks to a Justice League Dark crossover and a new writer in G. Willow Wilson, has dropped back below The Flash, its gains evaporated.

Speaking of The Flash, it’s hard to believe this is the same comic 10 issues ago was riding high at No. 2. I can understand Wonder Woman’s wild ride, but Joshua Williamson has been on The Flash since day one. It would appear some readers just lost interest after Flash War. Which is a shame, because they’re missing out on the cutest couple in comics. (Believe me, I’d carry my googles-wearing girlfriend everywhere if I could).

So is a reboot in the works for these two titles? I know that sounds drastic, but both books are putting out the same numbers as Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps. And now we have The Green Lantern, while appearing only monthly, is so far one of DC’s best selling new digital comics of the year. I’m not saying I want this to happen, but given DC’s pattern lately, I wouldn’t be shocked if they were planning something along these lines.

Top 25 Overall:

  1. Batman Annual #3
  2. Superman #6
  3. The Batman Who Laughs #1
  4. Batman: Damned #2
  5. Avengers #11
  6. Detective Comics #994
  7. Amazing Spider-Man #11
  8. Uncanny X-Men #5
  9. Fantastic Four: Wedding Special #1
  10. X-Men Red #11
  11. Justice League Dark #6
  12. Miles Morales: Spider-Man #1
  13. The Flash #60
  14. Wonder Woman #60
  15. Doomsday Clock #8
  16. Titans #31
  17. Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #27
  18. The Magic Order #5
  19. Shazam! #1
  20. X-23 #7
  21. Hawkman #7
  22. Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #313
  23. Supergirl #25
  24. Mr. and Mrs. X #6
  25. Die #1

New Issue Rankings:

  1. Batman Annual #3
  2. Superman #6
  3. The Batman Who Laughs #1
  4. Batman: Damned #2
  5. Avengers #11
  6. Detective Comics #994
  7. Amazing Spider-Man #11
  8. Uncanny X-Men #5
  9. Fantastic Four: Wedding Special #1
  10. X-Men Red #11
  11. Justice League Dark #6
  12. Miles Morales: Spider-Man #1
  13. The Flash #60
  14. Wonder Woman #60
  15. Titans #31
  16. Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #27
  17. The Magic Order #5
  18. X-23 #7
  19. Hawkman #7
  20. Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #313
  21. Supergirl #25
  22. Mr. and Mrs. X #6
  23. Champions #27
  24. Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #3
  25. Black Panther #7
  26. Star Wars: Age of the Republic- Darth Maul #1
  27. Goddess Mode #1
  28. Giant Days #45
  29. Spider-Girls #3
  30. Black Hammer: Cthu-Louise
  31. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #39
  32. Spider-Force #3
  33. Doctor Strange: The Best Defense #1
  34. Oblivion Song By Kirkman & De Felici #10
  35. Asgardians of the Galaxy #4
  36. Silver Surfer: The Best Defense #1
  37. Birthright #34
  38. Hellboy Winter Special 2018
  39. House of Whispers #4
  40. Weapon X #27
  41. William Gibson’s Alien 3 #2
  42. Mage: The Hero Denied #14
  43. Suicide Squad #49
  44. Star Wars: Han Solo- Imperial Cadet #2
  45. Sideways #11
  46. Infinity Wars: Ghost Panther #2
  47. Robotech #15
  48. The Black Order #2
  49. Infinity Wars: Sleepwalker #4
  50. Quantum Age: From the World of Black Hammer #5
  51. Hit-Girl #11
  52. Cemetery Beach #4
  53. Electric Warriors #2
  54. The Unstoppable Wasp #3
  55. DC New Talent Showcase 2018 #1
  56. Scooby Apocalypse #32
  57. Star Trek: Waypoint Special #1
  58. Skyward #9
  59. Vampironica #5
  60. Outer Darkness #2
  61. Bitter Root #2
  62. James Bond Origin #4
  63. Spawn Kills Everyone Too #1
  64. Head Lopper #10
  65. Murder Falcon #3
  66. Redlands #9
  67. Red Sonja: Holiday Special
  68. Infinite Dark #3
  69. My Little Pony: Nightmare Knights #3
  70. God of War #2
  71. Stargate Atlantis / Stargate Universe Anthology #1
  72. Dragon Age: Deception #3
  73. Daughters of the Dragon #2 (Marvel Digital Original)
  74. By Night #6
  75. Typhoid Fever: Iron Fist #1
  76. Sleepless #10
  77. Animosity: Evolution #9
  78. Hey Kids! Comics! #5
  79. Shadowman #10
  80. Joe Golem: Occult Detective–The Drowning City #4
  81. The Lone Ranger #3
  82. Red Sonja/Tarzan #6
  83. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Macro-Series: Raphael
  84. Rose #15
  85. Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One #18
  86. Battlestar Galactica Classic #2
  87. Jim Henson’s Beneath the Dark Crystal #5
  88. Die Kitty Die: Heaven and Hell #3
  89. Elephantman 2261: Holiday Special
  90. Carson of Venus #1: Pirates of Venus
  91. Sasquatch Detective Special #1
  92. Belle: Beast Hunter #6
  93. Sex Death Revolution #2
  94. The Empty Man #2
  95. Dead Kings #2
  96. Come Into Me #4
  97. Vampirella vs. Reanimator #1
  98. Grimm Fairy Tales 2018 Holiday Special
  99. WarBears #3
  100. Teen Titans Go! #63 (99-cent digital first)
  101. FearScape #3
  102. Jingle Belle: The Homemades’ Tale

Old Issue Rankings:

  1. Doomsday Clock #8
  2. Shazam! #1
  3. Die #1
  4. The Green Lantern #2
  5. The Walking Dead #186
  6. Martin Manhunter #1
  7. Justice League #13
  8. Batman #60
  9. Uncanny X-Men #4
  10. Immortal Hulk #10
  11. Prodigy. #1
  12. Immortal Hulk: The Best Defense #1
  13. Star Wars: Age of the Republic- Qui-Gon Jinn #1
  14. X-Men: The Exterminated #1
  15. Aquaman/Justice League: Drowned Earth Special #1 (80% off)
  16. Namor: The Best Defense #1
  17. Nightwing #54
  18. Heroes in Crisis #3
  19. Doctor Strange #4
  20. Red Hood: Outlaw #29
  21. Venom #9
  22. Merry X-Men Holiday Special #1
  23. The Walking Dead #185
  24. The Wicked + The Divine #40
  25. Star Wars #58

Best Selling Collections & Graphic Novels:

  1. Spider-Gwen Vol. 6: The Life of Gwen Stacy (67% off)
  2. Batman: White Knight (62% off)
  3. Batman (2016) Vol. 7: The Wedding (62% off)
  4. Hellboy Omnibus Vol. 3: The Wild Hunt
  5. Hellboy Omnibus Vol. 4: Hellboy in Hell
  6. Hellboy Omnibus Vol. 2: Strange Places
  7. Hellboy Omnibus Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction
  8. Dark Nights: Metal- Deluxe Edition (75% off)
  9. Spider-Men (67% off)
  10. Spider-Man: Miles Morales Vol. 4 (62% off)
  11. Spider-Verse (67% off)
  12. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis Vol. 2 (67% off)
  13. Dark Nights: Metal- Dark Knights Rising (75% off)
  14. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis Vol. 1 (64% off)
  15. Spider-Men II (67% off)
  16. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis Vol. 4 (67% off)
  17. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis Vol. 4 (60% off)
  18. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis Vol. 5 (64% off)
  19. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol. 4: Death of Spider-Man (67% off)
  20. Spider-Man: Miles Morales Vol. 2 (64% off)
  21. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man: Death of Spider-Man Fallout (64% off)
  22. Dark Nights: Metal- The Resistance (71% off)
  23. Dark Days: The Road to Metal (67% off)
  24. The Witcher Library Edition Vol. 1 (80% off)
  25. Hellboy: The Complete Short Stories Vol. 2
  26. Spider-Man/Spider-Gwen: Sitting In A Tree (62% off)
  27. Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection: Venom (60% off)
  28. Spider-Man Noir (57% off)
  29. Batman and the Outsiders (1983) Vol. 2 (86% off)
  30. Spider-Man: Miles Morales Vol. 1 (67% off)
  31. Aquaman (2016) Vol. 5: The Crown Comes Down (58% off)
  32. Spider-Man Noir: Eyes Without a Face (57% off)
  33. Spider-Man: Miles Morales Vol. 3 (62% off)
  34. Batman (2016) Vol. 6: Bride or Burglar (62% off)
  35. Spider-Gwen Vol. 5: Gwenom (64% off)
  36. Hellboy: The Complete Short Stories Vol. 1
  37. Top 10 (71% off)
  38. Batman- Detective Comics (2016) Vol. 7: Batmen Eternal (62% off)
  39. Bane: Conquest (75% off)
  40. Vampirella Archives Vol. 1 (90% off)
  41. Saga of the Swamp Thing Book One (62% off)
  42. Red Hood and the Outlaws (2016) Vol. 4: Good Night Gotham (62% off)
  43. Batman: The Dark Prince Charming (80% off)
  44. Defenders by Matt Fraction Vol. 1
  45. Aquaman (2016) Vol. 2: Black Manta Rising (62% off)
  46. Aquaman (2016) Vol. 1: The Drowning (62% off)
  47. Aquaman by Peter David Book Two (75% off)
  48. Defenders by Matt Fraction Vol. 1
  49. Champions (2016) Vol. 3: Champion for a Day (57% off)
  50. Batman by Azzarello & Risso Deluxe Edition (83% off)

About Rich Johnston

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

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(Last Updated January 13, 2019 9:13 am )

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