ComiXology Bestseller List, 3rd May 2019 – A Very Odd Week in Digital Comics

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.

It’s a very odd week in digital comics. While the top of the bestseller list is crowded, there’s very few mid-tier books this week. As a result, many titles typically ranked in the 20’s and 30’s got a boost. So before you get your hopes up, just know this isn’t typical and your favorite comic is probably still in danger of cancellation. (Ok, that was a harsh way to put it).

And what’s also odd is the best selling comic in stores this week isn’t on the digital sales charts. DC’s Year of the Villain, much like DC Nation #0 a year ago, is being sold in stores for a quarter.  But it’s completely free on Comixology (in fact, you can even read it on Bleeding Cool here). The sales chart doesn’t track freebies, unfortunately. (That’ll teach you to be consumer friendly, DC. You should’ve taken the Marvel approach and sold it for $5.99 with a “Prelude” in the title).

But it turns out they didn’t need it. DCeased had a great launch, beating War of the Realms and leading to a score of:

  • DC: 31
  • Marvel: 14
  • Image: 10

When you don’t even need your 25 cent book to crush your opponent, you had a good week. And it looks like DCeased will be another high selling miniseries for DC with similar numbers to Batman: White Knight.

In other news, Gerry Duggan and Mike Deodato’s Savage Avengers had a solid debut at No. 12. But again, because the week is so odd we don’t how well it would do compared to other mid-tier books. Suppose that’s something we’ll have to wait on. Regardless, it appears to be in the range one might expect a secondary Avengers title to land, if Uncanny Avengers and West Coast Avengers are any indication.

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New Issue Rankings:

  1. The Walking Dead #191
  2. Batman #70
  3. Justice League #23
  4. DCeased #1
  5. War of the Realms #3
  6. Uncanny X-Men #17
  7. Green Lantern #7
  8. Young Justice #5
  9. Star Wars #65
  10. Amazing Spider-Man #20.HU
  11. Paper Girls #28
  12. Savage Avengers #1
  13. Champions #5
  14. Adventures of the Super Sons #10
  15. Deathstroke #43
  16. Age of X-Man: Prisoner X #3
  17. Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #8
  18. Giant Days #50
  19. The Dreaming #9
  20. Star Wars: Age of Rebellion- Han Solo #1
  21. Dead Man Logan #7
  22. War Of The Realms Strikeforce: The Dark Elf Realm #1
  23. Outcast #41
  24. The Punisher #11
  25. Major X #3
  26. Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #3
  27. Deadpool #12
  28. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III #1
  29. Female Furies #4
  30. Marvel Team-Up #2
  31. Domino: Hotshots #3
  32. Robotech #20
  33. Harley Quinn #61
  34. Black Hammer ‘45 #3
  35. Meet the Skrulls #4
  36. Angel #0
  37. Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #7 (Digital delay)
  38. Red Sonja #4
  39. Fallen Years #1
  40. Five Years #1
  41. Self/Made #6
  42. Eclipse #15
  43. Gold Digger #262
  44. Beasts of Burden: The Presence of Others, Part One
  45. Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark #5
  46. Spencer & Locke 2 #1
  47. Nobody Is In Control #1
  48. Gogor #1
  49. Descendent #1
  50. Terminator: Sector War #4
  51. The Six Million Dollar Man #3
  52. Avatar: Tsu’tey’s Path #4
  53. Barbarella/Dejah Thoris #3
  54. The Girl in the Bay #4
  55. Danger Doll Squad Presents: Amalgama Lives! #1
  56. Goblin Slayer #35
  57. Jim Henson’s Beneath the Dark Crystal #9
  58. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #12
  59. Elephantmen 2261: The Pentalion Job #1 (Comixology Original)
  60. Dragonsblood #1
  61. Battlestar Galactica: Twilight Command #1
  62. Volition #5
  63. DC Super Hero Girls: Weird Science #5 (99 cent digital first)
  64. Hashtag: Danger #1
  65. Circles of Magic #1

Old Issue Rankings:

  1. Heroes in Crisis #8
  2. Avengers #18
  3. Fantastic Four #9
  4. Detective Comics #1002
  5. Action Comics #1010
  6. Star Wars: Vader- Dark Visions #3
  7. Amazing Spider-Man #20
  8. William Gibson’s Alien 3 #5
  9. Thanos #1
  10. War of the Realms: Uncanny X-Men #1
  11. William Gibson’s Alien 3 #4
  12. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge #1
  13. War of the Realms #2
  14. William Gibson’s Alien 3 #3
  15. Justice League Dark #10

Best Selling Collections & Graphic Novels:

  1. Infinity Gauntlet (64% off)
  2. Avengers by Jason Aaron Vol. 1: The Final Host (64% off)
  3. Thor (2018) Vol. 1: God of Thunder Reborn (64% off)
  4. Cosmic Ghost Rider: Baby Thanos Must Die (67% off)
  5. Firefly Vol. 1 (41% off)
  6. Batman vs. Deathstroke (65% off)
  7. Infinity War: Collected Edition (60% off)
  8. Immortal Hulk: Or Is He Both? (67% off)
  9. Avengers vs. X-Men: Collected Edition (67% off)
  10. Infinity (71% off)
  11. The Boys Digital Omnibus Vol. 1 (69% off)
  12. Dark Nights: Metal- Dark Knights Rising (70% off)
  13. Justice League Dark (2018) Vol. 1: The Last Age of Magic (54% off)
  14. Saga of the Swamp Thing: Book One (54% off)
  15. Silver Surfer Epic Collection: Thanos Quest (60% off)
  16. Lucifer: Book One (20% off)
  17. The Boys Digital Omnibus Vol. 2 (69% off)
  18. Hawkeye (2012) Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon (64% off)
  19. Tony Stark: Iron Man Vol. 1: Self-Made Man (67% off)
  20. Captain America: Winter Soldier Vol. 1 (62% off)
  21. The Boys Digital Omnibus Vol. 3 (71% off)
  22. Gideon Falls Vol. 1: The Black Barn (50% off)
  23. Avengers: Time Runs Out Vol. 3 (67% off)
  24. Thanos Wind by Danny Coates (62% off)
  25. Avengers: Time Runs Out Vol. 4 (67% off)
  26. Thanos Rising (67% off)
  27. Saga of the Swamp Thing: Book Four (54% off)
  28. Sandman Vol. 4: Season of Mists (23% off)
  29. Hulk: Planet Hulk (60% off)
  30. New Avengers Vol. 1: Breakout (64% off)
  31. Aquaman/Suicide Squad: Sink Atlantis (50% off)
  32. Avengers: Disassembled (57% off)
  33. Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (23% off)
  34. Captain America: Winter Soldier (64% off)
  35. Invincible Iron Man (2008) Vol. 1: The Five Nightmares (62% off)
  36. Red Sonja: She-Devil With A Sword – Omnibus Vol. 1 (73% off)
  37. Avengers (2012) Vol. 1: Avengers World (64% off)
  38. Sandman Vol. 5: A Game of You
  39. Saga of the Swamp Thing: Book Six (65% off)
  40. John Constantine: Hellblazer Vol. 20: Systems of Control (65% off)
  41. Saga of the Swamp Thing: Book Five (50% off)
  42. Avengers Assemble Vol. 1 (60% off)
  43. Amazing Spider-Man by Nick Spencer Vol. 3: Lifetime Achievement
  44. Hawkeye (2012) Vol. 3: L.A. Woman (69% off)
  45. Saga of the Swamp Thing: Book Two (54% off)
  46. Secret Empire (60% off)
  47. Guardians of the Galaxy (2013) (64% off)
  48. Hawkeye (2012) Vol. 2: Little Hits (64% off)
  49. Civil War II (60% off)
  50. Legion of Super-Heroes (1980): The Great Darkness Saga (65% off)

About Rich Johnston

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

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