ComiXology Bestseller List, 8th February 2019- Here Comes Daredevil!

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.

Interesting Top 10 this week, as we have 4 DC titles and 4 Marvel titles sandwiched in between 2 Image titles for a 4-4-2 tie. The first week of each month used to be one of DC’s weakest, but with Young Justice and Green Lantern backing up Batman and Justice League, DC is bringing the fight back to Marvel. Speaking of Marvel, it looks like their Fresh Start numbers are starting to wane. Avengers no longer looks like the invincible sales juggernaut it did last summer, and Tony Stark: Iron Man has slipped to a new low. (13 in New Issues, 15 Overall). We’re still a long way from hitting the panic button, though: Immortal Hulk is still holding its great sales position, and people still seem willing to pay $8 for an X-Men comic. I just hope Marvel doesn’t take this small Avengers decline as a sign we don’t want Blade. (We do, very much. Seriously, bring back Blade).

While a few older Fresh Start titles are showing diminishing returns, Marvel should be very happy with its relaunches in the last month. The new #1’s of Kelly Thompson and Carmen Carnero’s Captain Marvel and Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw‘s Guardians of the Galaxy each showed a double-digit improvement over their previous incarnations. And it looks like Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto want to get in on the fun, so here comes Daredevil!

Now I haven’t mentioned Daredevil that much in this column, because it’s always one of the few books that does much better physically then digitally. On the Diamond chart, Charles Soule’s Daredevil was right up there with The Immortal Hulk and Captain America. Digitally however, it was selling little better than Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. 

(No insult intended to Squirrel Girl fans, but you all know where your book stands. Ok, that still sounded insulting. What I meant to say is that Squirrel Girl is a nice boutique book, but brands that really care about sales don’t want to drop below the Squirrel Girl line. Oh God, that was even worse. Forget I said anything).

Anyways, Daredevil got the Fresh Start treatment (one of the last), and while it fell just short of the Top 10, it’s still a big lift. So just like Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw and Kelly Thompson and Cermen Carneo, Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto appear to have a very bright future at Marvel. And perhaps their new Daredevil will able to fill the hole in our hearts upon hearing the news of the Netflix cancellation.

(Ok, that’s a lie and we all know it. There’s no healing from that tragedy).

See you next week.

#bringbackblade

Top 25 Overall:

  1. The Walking Dead #188
  2. Batman #64
  3. Justice League #17
  4. Young Justice #2
  5. The Green Lantern #4
  6. Uncanny X-Men #11
  7. Avengers #14
  8. Immortal Hulk #13
  9. Star Wars #61
  10. Die #3
  11. Daredevil #1
  12. Heroes in Crisis #5
  13. Star Wars (2015) Vol. 9: Hope Dies (62% off)
  14. Age of X-Man: The Marvelous X-Men #1
  15. Tony Stark: Iron Man #8
  16. X-23 #9
  17. Adventures of the Supersons #7
  18. Conan the Barbarian #3
  19. Star Wars: Age of the Republic- Anakin Skywalker #1
  20. Champions #2
  21. The Dreaming #6
  22. Female Furies #1
  23. Star Wars: Darth Vader (2017) Vol. 3: The Burning Seas (62% off)
  24. Giant Days #47
  25. Green Arrow #49

New Issue Rankings:

  1. The Walking Dead #188
  2. Batman #64
  3. Justice League #17
  4. Young Justice #2
  5. The Green Lantern #4
  6. Uncanny X-Men #11
  7. Avengers #14
  8. Immortal Hulk #13
  9. Star Wars #61
  10. Die #3
  11. Daredevil #1
  12. Age of X-Man: The Marvelous X-Men #1
  13. Tony Stark: Iron Man #8
  14. X-23 #9
  15. Adventures of the Supersons #7
  16. Conan the Barbarian #3
  17. Star Wars: Age of the Republic- Anakin Skywalker #1
  18. Champions #2
  19. The Dreaming #6
  20. Female Furies #1
  21. Giant Days #47
  22. Green Arrow #49
  23. Asgardians of the Galaxy #6
  24. Deathstroke #40
  25. Sonic the Hedgehog #13
  26. Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion #5
  27. Old Man Quill #1
  28. Archie #702
  29. Prodigy. #3
  30. Deadpool #9
  31. Man and Superman 100-Page Spectacular #1
  32. Harley Quinn #58
  33. Robotech #17
  34. Cemetery Beach #6
  35. B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know #13
  36. Unnatural #7
  37. Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #4
  38. Wolverine: The Long Night Adaptation #2
  39. Red Sonja #1
  40. United States vs. Murder Inc. #6
  41. Killmonger #4
  42. Archie 1941 #5
  43. Curse Words #20
  44. The Curse of Brimstone #11
  45. Suicide Squad Black Files #4
  46. The Wrong Earth #6
  47. The Gunhawks #1
  48. Sword Daughter #6
  49. Self/Made #3
  50. Project Superpowers #6
  51. The Girl in the Bay #1
  52. Vindication #1
  53. Halo: Lone Wolf #2
  54. The Freeze #3
  55. Oberon #1
  56. These Savage Shores #3
  57. Ask for Mercy #6
  58. LaGuardia #3
  59. Vampblade Season 3 #10
  60. Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One #20.5
  61. The Empty Man #4
  62. Noble #15
  63. Vampirella vs. Reanimator #2
  64. Battlestar Galactica: Twilight Command #1
  65. Shadow Roads #6
  66. Van Helsing: Sword of Heaven #4
  67. WWE #25
  68. Dead Mount Death Play #25
  69. Spatial Anomalies #1
  70. Gasolina #15

Old Issue Rankings:

  1. Heroes in Crisis #5
  2. Age of X-Man Alpha #1
  3. Justice League Annual #1
  4. Amazing Spider-Man #14
  5. Action Comics #1007
  6. Detective Comics #997
  7. Life is Strange #3
  8. Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #1
  9. Captain America #7
  10. The Flash Annual #2
  11. X-Force #2
  12. Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion #4 (50% off)
  13. Fantastic Four #6
  14. Justice League Odyssey #5
  15. The Walking Dead #187

Best Selling Collections & Graphic Novels:

  1. Star Wars (2015) Vol. 9: Hope Dies (62% off)
  2. Star Wars: Darth Vader (2017) Vol. 3: The Burning Seas (62% off)
  3. Star Wars (2015) Vol. 8: Mutiny at Mon Cala (64% off)
  4. Star Wars: Darth Vader (2017) Vol. 2: Legacy’s End (64% off)
  5. Star Wars: Poe Dameron Vol. 5: The Spark and the Fire (62% off)
  6. Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol. 3: Remastered (64% off)
  7. Star Wars: Thrawn (64% off)
  8. Batman (2016) Vol. 8: Cold Days (54% off)
  9. Star Wars: Darth Vader (2017) Vol. 1: Imperial Machine (64% off)
  10. Star Wars (2015) Vol. 7: The Ashes of Jedha (64% off)
  11. Star Wars: Darth Vader (2015) Vol. 4: End of Games (64% off)
  12. Umbrella Academy Vol. 1: Apocalypse Suite (55% off)
  13. Star Wars: Lando- Double or Nothing (67% off)
  14. Star Wars (2015) Vol. 6: Out Among The Stars (64% off)
  15. Umbrella Academy Vol. 2: Dallas (55% off)
  16. Star Wars (2015) Vol. 5: Yoda’s Secret War (64% off)
  17. Star Wars (2015) Vol. 4: Last Flight of the Harbinger (64% off)
  18. Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel (67% off)
  19. Star Wars: Darth Maul (67% off)
  20. Star Wars: Darth Vader (2015) Vol. 3: The Shu-Torun War (67% off)
  21. Star Wars: Darth Vader (2017) Vol. 4: Fortress Vader
  22. Dark Nights: Metal- Deluxe Edition (25% off)
  23. Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol. 2: Doctor Aphra and the Enormous Profit (64% off)
  24. Star Wars: Darth Vader (2015) Vol. 1: Vader (64% off)
  25. Star Wars (2015) Vol. 3: Rebel Jail (64% off)
  26. The Omega Men (2015): The End is Here (18% off)
  27. Star Wars (2015) Vol. 1: Skywalker Strikes (64% off)
  28. Justice League: No Justice (23% off)
  29. Star Wars: Darth Vader (2015) Vol. 2: Shadows and Secrets (64% off)
  30. Spider-Verse (67% off)
  31. Star Wars (2015) Vol. 2: Showdown on the Smuggler’s Moon (64% off)
  32. Star Wars: Poe Dameron Vol. 4: Legend Found (62% off)
  33. Justice League (2018) Vol. 1: The Totality (23% off)
  34. 300
  35. Star Wars: The Last Jedi Adaptation (64% off)
  36. Star Wars: Darth Maul – Son of Dathomir (67% off)
  37. The Flash (2016) Vol. 8: Flash War (54% off)
  38. Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol. 1: Aphra (64% off)
  39. Crisis on Infinite Earths Companion Deluxe Vol. 1 (18% off)
  40. Star Wars: Vader Down (64% off)
  41. Star Wars: Obi-Wan & Anakin (67% off)
  42. Dark Nights: Metal- Dark Knights Rising (20% off)
  43. Blackest Night (23% off)
  44. Last Day in Vietnam
  45. Dark Nights: Metal: The Resistance (18% off)
  46. Star Wars: Poe Dameron Vol. 3: Legend Lost (62% off)
  47. The Dream Vol. 1: Jude (50% off)
  48. Marvel’s Infinity (71% off)
  49. Star Wars Legends Epic Collection- The Old Republic (67% off)
  50. Crisis on Infinite Earths (20% off)

About Rich Johnston

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

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