ComiXology Bestseller List, 11th January 2019 - DC Comics Takes the Top Four

ComiXology Bestseller List, 11th January 2019 – DC Comics Takes the Top Four

Posted by January 11, 2019 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 and graphic novels. As always, I hope you find it interesting and informative.

DC’s rebuilding plan is slowly bearing fruit. Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps was phased out for a less recurring but better selling The Green Lantern. (How many of you read the latest issue by the way? Whatever Grant Morrison is on, I want some of that). And now the big Bendis signing has paid off again, with the return of the much beloved Young Justice. Now, not everything Bendis has done for DC has been sales gold: Jinxworld is selling Young Animal Numbers. But this new Wonder Comics line is off to a banging start, and is exactly what DC will need if they hope to fill the void of the New Age of Heroes flop.

Young Justice and The Green Lantern help DC take the top four spots, and with Heroes in Crisis selling strongly in its second week, DC is able to force a tie with Marvel in the Top 10, 5-5. DC is slowly gaining back the ground it gave to Marvel, one month at a time.

So here’s something that doesn’t happen often: a book debuts outside the Top 10, but in its second issue jumps into the Top 10. That book is Miles Morales: Spider-Man, whose impressive second-week performance made me question my skepticism over movie synergy. Peter better watch out, otherwise Miles will surpass and replace him, igniting Comicsgate 2.0. (I kid, I kid).

In other Spider-Man news, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man had a solid debut at No. 14. Not great if you’re judging it against the main Spidey series, but impressive when compared to Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man, which usually sold in the 20’s.

Captain Marvel has had a rough ride these last few years. After poor reception of the character during Civil War II, Carol Danvers has been on the lower tier of Marvel’s digital sales. But even with a terrifying cover (it’s like she’s staring into someone’s soul off-page), the new Fresh Start Captain Marvel makes its debut at No. 12 (and No. 11 in New Issues). That’s a double-digit improvement, so if this holds, this new Captain Marvel will be one of Marvel’s biggest Fresh Start successes. Now, this begs the question: is the renewed interest due to the upcoming movie, or is Kelly Thompson quickly becoming a household name among comic fans?

Either way, Kelly Thompson is building quite the resume. West Coast Avengers cracked the Top 10 in its debut, Jessica Jones was by far the best Marvel Digital Original, and Mr. X & Mrs. X remains a very consistent seller in the teens. That exclusive deal she signed with Marvel last year looks smarter every day.

Top 25 Overall:

  1. Batman #62
  2. Justice League #15
  3. Young Justice #1
  4. The Green Lantern #3
  5. Avengers #12
  6. Uncanny X-Men #9
  7. Star Wars #59
  8. Thor #9
  9. Miles Morales: Spider-Man #2
  10. Heroes in Crisis #4
  11. Die #2
  12. Captain Marvel #1
  13. Nightwing #56
  14. Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1
  15. Batman (2016) Vol. 8: Cold Days (23% off)
  16. Martian Manhunter #2
  17. Adventures of the Super Sons #6
  18. X-23 #8
  19. Conan the Barbarian #1
  20. The Dreaming #5
  21. Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #4
  22. The Walking Dead #186
  23. Domino #10
  24. Star Wars: Age of Republic- Jango Fett #1
  25. Criminal #1

New Issue Rankings:

  1. Batman #62
  2. Justice League #15
  3. Young Justice #1
  4. The Green Lantern #3
  5. Avengers #12
  6. Uncanny X-Men #9
  7. Star Wars #59
  8. Thor #9
  9. Miles Morales: Spider-Man #2
  10. Die #2
  11. Captain Marvel #1
  12. Nightwing #56
  13. Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1
  14. Martian Manhunter #2
  15. Adventures of the Super Sons #6
  16. X-23 #8
  17. The Dreaming #5
  18. Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #4
  19. Domino #10
  20. Star Wars: Age of the Republic- Jango Fett #1
  21. Criminal #1
  22. Green Arrow #48
  23. Deathstroke #39
  24. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #40
  25. Oblivion Song #11
  26. Prodigy. #2
  27. William Gibson’s Alien 3 #2
  28. The Punisher #6
  29. Iceman #5
  30. Man Without Fear #2
  31. Birthright #35
  32. The Black Order #3
  33. Web Of Venom: Venom Unleashed #1
  34. Kick-Ass #11
  35. Batman: Kings of Fear #6
  36. Harley Quinn #57
  37. Cemetery Beach #5
  38. Hit-Girl #12
  39. Atomic Robo and the Dawn of a New Era #1
  40. Blackbird #4
  41. United States vs. Murder, Inc. #5
  42. Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame Prelude #2
  43. Outer Darkness #3
  44. Aliens: Dust to Dust #4
  45. The Unexpected #8
  46. Curse Words #19
  47. The Wrong Earth #5
  48. The Curse of Brimstone #10
  49. The Bitter Root #3
  50. Suicide Squad Black Files #3
  51. Murder Falcon #4
  52. Faith: Dreamside #4
  53. God of War #3
  54. Red Sonja #25
  55. Self/Made #2
  56. Archie Meets Batman ’66 #6
  57. Sleepless #11
  58. Turok #1
  59. Joe Golem: Occult Detective–The Drowning City #5
  60. The Last Siege #8
  61. By Night #7
  62. Predator: Hunters II #4
  63. The Freeze #2
  64. Hack/Slash vs. Chaos #2
  65. Gunning for Hits #1
  66. Barbarella/Dejah Thoris #1
  67. Grimm Fairy Tales #25
  68. Vampirella/Dejah Thoris #4
  69. Bully Wars #5
  70. Rose #16
  71. Euthanauts #5
  72. Revenge of Wonderland #6
  73. Moth & Whisper #5
  74. Goblin Slayer: Brand New Day #6.5
  75. Goblin Slayer #31
  76. Van Helsing: Sword of Heaven #3
  77. LaGuardia #2
  78. Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers #5
  79. The Black Knight #3
  80. House Amok #4
  81. Zorro: Legendary Adventures #1
  82. Patience! Conviction! Revenge! #5

Old Issue Rankings:

  1. Heroes in Crisis #4
  2. Conan the Barbarian #1
  3. The Walking Dead #186
  4. Life is Strange #2
  5. Action Comics #1006
  6. Immortal Hulk #6
  7. Detective Comics #995
  8. Die #1
  9. Uncanny X-Men #8
  10. Champions #1
  11. Infinity Wars: Infinity #1
  12. Star Wars: Age Of the Republic – Obi-Wan Kenobi #1
  13. Justice League Odyssey #4
  14. Heroes in Crisis #3
  15. Black Hammer: Cthu-Louise (50% off)
  16. Man Without Fear #1
  17. Tony Stark: Iron Man #7
  18. Wonder Woman #61
  19. Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe #6
  20. Quantum Age: From the World of Black Hammer #5 (50% off)
  21. Titans #32
  22. The Flash #61
  23. Runaways #17
  24. Heroes in Crisis #2
  25. The Walking Dead #186

Best Selling Collections & Graphic Novels:

  1. Batman (2016) Vol. 8: Cold Days (23% off)
  2. The Flash (2016) Vol. 8: Flash War (23% off)
  3. Batman: White Knight (23% off)
  4. Superman (2016) Vol. 7: Bizzaroverse (23% off)
  5. Doom Patrol (2016) Vol. 2: Nada (17% off)
  6. Dark Nights: Metal- Deluxe Edition (25% off)
  7. Justice League (2018) Vol. 1: The Totality (23% off)
  8. Batman: The Dark Prince Charming (24% off)
  9. Green Lantern: Earth One Vol. 1 (24% off)
  10. Man of Steel (2018) (12% off)
  11. Batman (2016) Vol. 7: The Wedding (23% off)
  12. Marvel 1602
  13. Hellboy Omnibus Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction
  14. Justice League: No Justice (23% off)
  15. Wonder Woman: Earth One Vol. 2 (18% off)
  16. Dark Nights: Metal: Dark Knights Rising (20% off)
  17. Immortal Hulk Vol. 1: Or Is He Both?
  18. Young Justice (1998) Book Three (70% off)
  19. Star Wars: Darth Vader (2017) Vol. 3: The Burning Seas
  20. Dark Nights: Metal- The Resistance (18% off)
  21. Batman (2016) Vol. 6: Bride or Burglar (23% off)
  22. Dark Days: The Road to Metal
  23. Star Wars: Darth Vader (2017) Vol. 2: Legacy’s End
  24. Wonder Woman/Conan (15% off)
  25. Batman: Detective Comics (2016) Vol. 7: Batmen Eternal (23% off)
  26. Amazing Spider-Man by Nick Spencer Vol. 1: Back to Basics
  27. The Terrifics Vol. 1: Meet The Terrifics (23% off)
  28. Star Wars: Darth Vader (2017) Vol. 1: Imperial Machine
  29. Captain America Golden Age Masterworks Vol. 1 (57% off)
  30. Fantastic Four: Books of Doom (64% off)
  31. Infamous Iron Man Vol. 1: Infamous (64% off)
  32. Hellboy Omnibus Vol. 2: Strange Places
  33. Super Sons (2017) Vol. 3: Parent Trap (50% off)
  34. Hellboy Omnibus Vol. 3: The Wild Hunt
  35. Hellboy Omnibus Vol. 4: Hellboy in Hell
  36. Nightwing: The New Order (23% off)
  37. Infamous Iron Man Vol. 2: The Absolution of Doom (64% off)
  38. Captain Britain and MI: 13 Vol. 2: Hell Comes to Birmingham
  39. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II (65% off)
  40. Captain America Golden Age Masterworks Vol. 5 (57% off)
  41. Captain America Golden Age Masterworks Vol. 4 (57% off)
  42. DC/Young Animal: Milk Wars (23% off)
  43. The Flash (2016) Vol. 7: Perfect Storm
  44. Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles (23% off)
  45. Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps Vol. 6: Zod’s Will (33% off)
  46. Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows (55% off)
  47. Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol. 4: The Catastrophe Con
  48. Captain Britain and MI: 13 Vol. 3: Vampire State
  49. Batman (2016) Vol. 5: The Rules of Engagement (31% off)
  50. Teen Titans: The Silver Age Vol. 2 (76% off)

About Rich Johnston

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

(Last Updated January 12, 2019 12:44 am )

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