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June 2014 Comic Book Numbers

14 Jul

June 2014 numbers are out for the North American direct market, Marvel is on top at 35%, Dc second at 33%, Image third at 10% for unit sales.   DC’s numbers were helped by various Bombshell variants put on their books (notably Harley Quinn catapulating into the top 5). Original Sin is one of Marvel’s lesser-performaning events in recent years, and it looks to not be much of a boost for many tie-ins in comparison to Dc’s just recently completed Forever Evil. Original Sins did debut at #50, much higher than Infinity’s tiein series’.

top 10 comics of June 2014:
1. Batman #32 DC 131K
2. Amazing Spider-Man #3 Marvel
3. Original Sin #3 Marvel
4. Harley Quinn #7 DC
5. Superman #32 Marvel (Johns/Romita’s first issue)
6. Original Sin #4 Marvel
7. Amazing Spider-Man 1.2 Marvel
8. Justice League #31 DC
9. Walking Dead #128 Image
10. Detective Comics #32 DC 72.9K

Top 100 non DC/Marvels:
9. Walking Dead #128 Image
11. Outcast #1 Image
20. Saga #20 Image
41. Wicked and Devine #1 Image
42. Serenity Leaves on the Wind #6 Dark Horse
77. Star Wars #18 Dark Horse
82. Sex Criminals #6 Imgae
86. Trees #2 Image
94. Big Trouble in Little China #1 Boom! 24K

Saga volume 1 has now sold over 100,000 copies. Afterlife with Archie #1 (11,733 copies) was the biggest selling trade of the month by more than double that of second place. It was also the first victory for Archie Comics.
2 through 10 were:
2. Night of Living Deadpool Marvel
3. Velvet vol 1 Image
4. Saga Vol 3 Image
5. Saga Vol 1 Image
6. Superior Spider-Man Vol 6 Goblin Nation Marvel
7. Batman & Robin Vol 3 Death of Family DC
8. Injustice Gods Vol 1 DC
9. Injustice Gods Vol 2 DC
10. Saga Vol 2 Image 3,271 copies

The lowest-selling Marvel ongoing not already cancelled is Avengers Undercover #6 at #126, 17,771 copies (Superior Foes is JUST above it). Iron Patriot was apparently a retroactive 5 issue mini and Ultimate FF was cancelled through #6.
The lowest-selling DC ongoing not already cancelled is Constantine #15 at #129 16,6704. DC does have six series below that playing out the string til their cancellation time.

My lowest-selling pull-list title is Letter 44 #7 at #263 on the list (6k copies!), though a trade of that is due out this month, so get ordering on this quality Charles Soule series.

Gotham Looks To Be A Good Arrow, Picked Up By FOX For 13 Episodes

5 May

Yessssssss. The list of actors is terrific.  Take away the goofiness of Arrow, add good actors and a good script, and I think that will be Gotham. Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie), Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) and the Penguin (Robin Taylor) are PERFECTLY cast, with Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova) looking promising as well.

Saturday Morning Comics #30: Saturday Morning Deathmatch

3 May

If you’re not at Free Comic Book Day, please listen to this week’s episode (sans me again); NSFW:

Saturday Morning Comics #29: Letting the Joker Out

26 Apr

COC’s picks: 3. Amazing X-Men #6
2. Superior Spider-Man #31
1. Frankenstein Alive Alive #

Silver Fox’s picks: 3. Batman & Wonder Woman #30
2. Curse #4
1. Six Million Dollar Man #1

Kyle’s! picks: 2. Sinestro #1
1. Harley Quinn #5

Once again, Strike Master is out, due back in TWO weeks for a triumphant return.

Saturday Morning Comics #26: No-Frills

12 Apr

Excused the audio, we’re short our audio expert (PAX East came a calling’), Sit back and enjoy:

COC’s picks: 1.Aquaman and the Others #1/Detective Comics #30
2. Silver Surfer #1
3. Red Sonja #8

SMEs picks: 1.Dead Letters #1
2. Black Science #5
3. Moon Knight #2

Silver Fox’s picks: 1.Stormwatch #30
2. Inhuman #1
3. Green Arrow #30

Kyle’s picks: 1. Punisher #4

Saturday Morning Comics 25: JOHNNY BLAZE!

5 Apr

COCs picks: 1. Aquaman #29
2.  Marvelman #4
3.  All-Star Western #29

SMEs picks: 1. Iron Patriot #1
2. Uncanny Avengers #18 (free trade if you buy print edition)
3. Ghost Rider #1

Kyle’s! picks: 1. (not a pick) Revenge #2 note: NOT for children
2. New Avengers #16
3.  Suicide Squad: Amanda Waller #1

Silver Fox’s picks 1. Real Heroes #1
2. Sandman Overture #2
3. Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland #5

 

error alert: Val Staples is a male, not a female.  MY BAD

 

The original Ghost Rider was Phantom Rider, until it became supernatural with Johnny Blaze!

Saturday Morning Comics #24: Very Meaty

29 Mar

COC’s picks: 1. Animal Man #29
2. Legenderry #3
3. Batman and Aquaman #29

SME’s picks: 1. American Vampire #1
2. Ms Marvel #2
3. Daredevil #1
DUD of the week: Sovereign #1

Silver Fox’s picks: 1. Curse #3
2. Wonder Woman #29
3. Batwoman #29
DUD of the week: Illegitamites #4

Kyle’s! picks:

1. Harley Quinn #4

Saturday Morning Comics #22: Put It In Your Mouth

15 Mar

SMEs picks: 1. Day Men #3
2.  Starlight #1 (also Jupiter’s Legacy #4)
3. Saviors #3

Silver Fox’s picks: 1. Fairest 24
2. Batman/Superman Annual #1
3. New Warriors #2

COCs picks: 1. Forever Evil #6
2. Aquaman #28
3. Moon Knight #1

Kyle!’s picks: 1. She-Hulk #2
2.  Punisher #3
3. Afterlife with Archie #4 (our pick of the week)

Saturday Morning Comics #20 The Audio Killing Joke

2 Mar

OH NOES, the audio ninjas lopped off half our episode! Enjoy what’s left:

Saturday Morning Comics

COCs picks:  3. Amazing X-Men #4
2. Red Sonja #7
1.Daredevil #36

Silver Fox’s picks: 3. New Warriors #1
2.

SMEs picks: 3. X-Files/TMNT Conspiracy #1
2. Wonder Woman #28
1. White Suits #1
Graphic Novel: Down Set Fight! from Oni Press

Kyle!’s picks: 3. Batman and Two-Face #28
2. Harley Quinn #3
1. Punisher #2

Saturday Morning Comics #18: Valentine’s Special

9 Feb

A DC Annual tradition! Starring the bazooms of justice

SME’s picks: 1. Black Science #3
2. Uncanny Avengers #16
3. Unwritten: Apocalypse #1

COC’s picks: 1. All-Star Western #27
2. Furious #1 from Darkhorse

SFs picks: 1. Batman and Robin Annual #2
2. World’s Finest Annual #1
3. Earth 2 Annual #2

Superhero by Tim McMorris

12 Oct

Greg Capullo Likes To Lift Weights

15 Jun

Those pencils are heavy

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3-D Covers? Really, DC?

3 Jun

You’re gonna give me a goddamn headache

This September, all of the DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 titles will be replaced by Villains books. What happens when the heroes of the DC Universe fall and there’s nobody left to stop the villains from taking over? Find out this fall during Villain’s Month, which will spotlight 52 of the DC Universe’s biggest rogues in their own one-shots.

“September has always been a big month for us and we look for an opportunity every year in September to do something big that really redefines the line and invites anyone who hasn’t been following comics to step right in,” DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee explained to BUZZFEED, who exclusively announced this exciting and historic event earlier this morning. “We launched the New 52 with all-new continuity and new costumes, Zero Month was all about origins of our heroes, and now the villains are taking over. One of the strengths of the DC Universe has been the strength of the rogues gallery. Often times they’re as famous – if not more infamous – than our heroes.”

Which Green Lantern Are You?

23 Nov

Courtesy of DC

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