ComiXology Bestseller List, 25th June 2019 – A Question to Comic Store Owners About War Of The Realms

Matthew Snyder compiles the ComiXology Bestseller list every week. He 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.

Well I’m back from a much deserved vacation, and while I like to say I spent most of it outdoors with my family, it was mostly spent catching up on my movie backlog (Searching was a delightful surprise, Venom does not deserve those bad reviews, but my God it is sad to see how far the Jurassic World franchise has fallen)

And I return to find the natural order of things back in place. One week after Marvel was to pull out a 3 point victory over DC in the Top 10, it’s back to the usual DC blowout. The final score:

  • DC: 39
  • Marvel: 14
  • Image: 2

C’mon, Marvel. Isn’t there supposed to an event happening?

While the main War of the Realms title remains Marvel’s best seller, even beating Superman last week, the numerous tie-ins are less impressive. Just like the numerous X-Man tie-ins, they’re scattered all over the sales chart like laundry in my bedroom. (I know what’s clean and semi-clean. I have a system). And the event doesn’t seem to helping the issues it’s tied into. Avengers still can’t beat Action or Detective Comics, and Venom still can’t crack the Top 10, even in a softer week.

DC was able to get boosts for its issues by way of smaller crossovers, such as Drowned Earth and Witching Hour. Was that the better strategy? Honestly, I have no clue. Marvel’s many tie-ins may not get them into the Top 10, but for all I know those issues could be making them more profit. I am neither a business executive or run a comic shop. But I know we have some comic shop owners reading. So if you don’t mind, I’d like to know in the comments:

A. Now that War of the Realms is a few months old, how well has the event helped your overall Marvel sales?

And

B. What event strategy is more profitable for your stores? DC’s more restrained approach, or Marvel’s “here’s a dozen tie-ins!” approach?

And finally, a new indie titan has emerged. Monstress by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda has now joined an elite club of indie comics that have cracked the Top 10. Congrats!

But why is it doing so much better on digital relatively? Easy: Image has frequent sales on volumes of many of its titles, and that allows many readers to catch up for cheap and get hooked. It’s why Walking Dead beats Batman every 1st week of the month, and why Saga is the only undefeated comic on the digital charts. Give readers a great story (and some frequent discounts), and they’ll just have to know what happens next, launching your title into the company of Marvel’s and DC’s biggest heroes.

So go celebrate, Marjorie and Sana. It’s not every day you beat Iron Man.

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Manhunter Debuts, Beats Up Cops in Action Comics #1011 (Preview)Top 25 Overall:

  1. Action Comics #1011
  2. Detective Comics #1004
  3. Avengers #19
  4. The Flash #71
  5. Justice League Dark #11
  6. Miles Morales: Spider-Man #6
  7. Mister Miracle (2017) (65% off)
  8. Wonder Woman #71
  9. Monstress #22
  10. Tony Stark: Iron Man #11
  11. War of the Realms: Journey Into Mystery #3
  12. Runaways #21
  13. Venom #14
  14. John Wick Vol. 1 (76% off)
  15. War of the Realms: Uncanny X-Men #2
  16. Doctor Strange #14
  17. War of the Realms Strikeforce: The Land of Giants #1
  18. X-Force #8
  19. Wolverine: Infinity Watch #4
  20. The Terrifics #16
  21. Mr. and Mrs. X #11
  22. War of the Realms #4
  23. War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas #2
  24. Star Wars: Age of Rebellion- Jabba the Hutt #1
  25. Asgardians of the Galaxy #9

New Issue Rankings:

  1. Action Comics #1011
  2. Detective Comics #1004
  3. Avengers #19
  4. The Flash #71
  5. Justice League Dark #11
  6. Miles Morales: Spider-Man #6
  7. Wonder Woman #71
  8. Monstress #22
  9. Tony Stark: Iron Man #11
  10. War of the Realms: Journey Into Mystery #3
  11. Runaways #21
  12. Venom #14
  13. War of the Realms: Uncanny X-Men #2
  14. Doctor Strange #14
  15. War of the Realms Strikeforce: The Land of Giants #1
  16. X-Force #8
  17. Wolverine: Infinity Watch #4
  18. The Terrifics #16
  19. Mr. and Mrs. X #11
  20. War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas #2
  21. Star Wars: Age of Rebellion- Jabba the Hutt #1
  22. Asgardians of the Galaxy #9
  23. Martian Manhunter #5
  24. Age of X-Man: The Amazing Nightcrawler #4
  25. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge #2
  26. Batgirl #35
  27. Books of Magic #8
  28. Dial H for Hero #3
  29. Batman Beyond #32
  30. War of the Realms: The Punisher #2
  31. Shuri #8
  32. The Unstoppable Wasp #8
  33. Star Trek: The Q Conflict #4
  34. Invisible Kingdom #3
  35. Marvel Comics Presents #5
  36. Middlewest #7
  37. Assassin Nation #3
  38. The Goon #2
  39. Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #43
  40. Animosity #21
  41. Faithless #2
  42. Redneck #20
  43. Savage Dragon #244
  44. Rumble #12
  45. Scooby-Doo Team-Up #96 (99-cent digital first)
  46. Cyber Force #10
  47. The Warning #7
  48. Stone Star #3 (Comixology Original)
  49. Incursion #4
  50. Bone Parish #9
  51. Vampblade Season 4 #1
  52. The Avant-Guards #5
  53. Black Butler #152
  54. Sink #9
  55. Road of Bones #1
  56. Mary Shelley: Monster Hunter #2
  57. Ghost Tree #2
  58. Dead Mount Death Play #30
  59. Riverdale Season Three #3

Old Issue Rankings:

  1. War of the Realms #4
  2. Batman #71
  3. Justice League #24
  4. Spider-Man: Life Story #3
  5. Superman #11
  6. Uncanny X-Men #18
  7. Guardians of the Galaxy #5
  8. Heroes in Crisis #5 (75% off)
  9. Heroes in Crisis #6 (75% off)
  10. Immortal Hulk #17
  11. Heroes in Crisis #7 (75% off)
  12. The Silencer #17
  13. Amazing Spider-Man #21
  14. The Batman Who Laughs #3 (80% off)
  15. The Batman Who Laughs #2 (80% off)

Best Selling Collections & Graphic Novels:

  1. Mister Miracle (2017) (65% off)
  2. John Wick Vol. 1 (76% off)
  3. Batman (2016) Vol. 9: The Tyrant King (54% off)
  4. Death of Wolverine: The Complete Collection (60% off)
  5. Wolverine: Origin II (67% off)
  6. Superman (2018) Vol. 1: The Unity Saga: Phantom Earth (65% off)
  7. Return of Wolverine
  8. Superman: Action Comics (2018) Vol. 1: Invincible Mafia (65% off)
  9. The Wild Storm (2017) Vol. 3 (54% off)
  10. Wolverine: Weapon X (64% off)
  11. Batman- Detective Comics (2016) Vol. 9: Deface the Face (54% off)
  12. Ultimate Comics Wolverine vs. Hulk (64% off)
  13. Batman & The Outsiders (1983) Vol. 3 (83% off)
  14. Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth (70% off)
  15. Batman – Detective Comics (2016) Vol. 8: On the Outside (54% off)
  16. Wolverine: Origin (64% off)
  17. Wolverine Epic Collection: Madripoor Nights (67% off)
  18. Batman: White Knight (54% off)
  19. Runaways by Rainbow Rowell & Kris Anka Vol. 2: Best Friends Forever
  20. Plastic Man (2018) (54% off)
  21. East of West Vol. 9 (35% off)
  22. Immortal Hulk Vol. 3: Hulk in Hell
  23. Catwoman (2018) Vol. 1: Copycats (54% off)
  24. Adventures of the Super Sons Vol. 1: Action Detectives (54% off)
  25. Wolverine: Old Man Logan Vol. 10: End of the World
  26. Wolverine: Old Man Logan Vol. 9: The Hunter and the Hunted
  27. Runaways by Rainbow Rowell Vol. 1: Find Your Way Home
  28. Wolverine: Wolverine Goes to Hell (67% off)
  29. Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen by Jack Kirby (70% off)
  30. Wolverine and the X-Men By Jason Aaron Vol. 5 (64% off)
  31. Wolverine and the X-Men By Jason Aaron Vol. 6 (67% off)
  32. Wolverine and the X-Men By Jason Aaron Vol. 4 (67% off)
  33. Wolverine and the X-Men By Jason Aaron (73% off)
  34. Wolverine and the X-Men By Jason Aaron (64% off)
  35. The Authority by Ed Brubaker & Dustin Nguyen (65% off)
  36. Titans (2016) Vol. 5: The Spark (54% off)
  37. Runaways (2005) Vol. 6: Parental Guidance
  38. The Wild Storm: Michael Cray Vol. 2 (54% off)
  39. Wolverine: Old Man Logan Vol. 8: To Kill For
  40. Wolverine By Greg Rucka: Ultimate Collection (67% off)
  41. Justice League Dark Vol. 1: The Last Age of Magic (54% off)
  42. Wolverine Epic Collection: Back to Basics
  43. Runaways (2005) Vol. 7: Live Fast
  44. Runaways (2005) Vol. 5: Escape to New York
  45. Runaways (2005) Vol. 4: True Believers
  46. Runaways (2005) Vol. 3: The Good Die Young
  47. Wolverine and the X-Men By Jason Aaron Vol. 3 (57% off)
  48. Wolverine and the X-Men By Jason Aaron Vol. 2 (57% off)
  49. Nightwing (2016) Vol. 7: The Bleeding Edge (54% off)
  50. Wolverine and the X-Men By Jason Aaron Vol. 1 (57% off)

About Rich Johnston

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

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