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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.

Saturday Morning Comics #31: A Few Hot Loads

10 May

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SME’s picks: 3. GOTG/Rocket Raccoon FCBD
2. Ryan Kelly’s Funrama #2
1. Chew #41

COC’s picks: 3. Amazing Spider-Man #1
2. Silver Surfer #2
1. Southern Bastards #1

Silver Fox’s picks: 3. Project Black Sky FCBD
2. Rai #1
1.  Black Science #6

Kyle! 2. Zombie Tramp FCBD (not for kiddies)
1. Future’s End FCBD

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Spider-Man Family Business

5 May

Get it, it was terrific:

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 #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

Marvel ‘Forgets’ Digital Code With $3.99 Superior Foes of Spider-Man #11???

11 Apr

Recently Marvel bumped Superior Foes of Spider-Man to $4 for the #11 issue.  This was fine to me since I love the series and understand how this works.  They are going to milk the remaining fans until it ends.  That’s fine.  I assumed this meant I would now receive a digital code, since Marvel’s normal practice is to provide a ‘free’ digital code with a $4 book.

Well, I picked up my issue this week and noticed NO digital code. I got a digital code for the Daredevil anniversary issue, Secret Avengers, Ghost Rider, all other $4 titles that came out this past week, EXCEPT for Foes.  I checked solicits for April and noticed nothing on any title regarding a bonus digital.

The last title to go from $2.99 to $3.99 mid-stream was Fearless Defenders. Issue 7 was $2.99, then issue 8 was $3.99.  It had a digital code attached to it, though.

What gives here?

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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!

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