It’s Saturday Morning and we all know what that means. It’s time to plug in those headphones for another week of laughs and reviews. Could this week spell the end for one of our greatest podcasters? Could this mornings show go down in history as one of the best? I guess you’ll half to tune in and find out for yourself.
Q: What was your favorite cartoon that had an ape in it?
COC: Justice League Unlimited – Gorilla Grodd
Kyle!: Laugh Olympics – Magilla Gorilla
Silver Fox: Challenge of the Super-Friends – Gorilla Grodd
SME: Curious George is a monkey you idiot!!!!
Toymaster: Hanna Barbera cartoons – Grape Ape
3min – QUESTION
7min – Why does Dynamite cancel all these books???
11min - WEEKLY ROUNDUP
-Booster Gold/Blue Beetle are BACK! In…Justice League 3000
– Andrea Sorrentino is drawing the Uncanny/All-New X-Men annuals in December
– Brandon Routh will be getting ‘smaller’ for Atom
– Wonder Girl is BACK in Wonder Woman when the Finches take over
– Captain Boomerang has been cast in Arrow
-23 min in: Would you pay for a superhero channel or a Marvel or DC channel???
– Lucifer is going to be a TV show on FOX
– Excited for the upcoming Gotham show
29min – Pariah Vol 1 KICKSTART Vol 2
42min – Death of Wolverine #2
49min – Black Market #3
58min – Avengers Undercover #10
68min – Wild’s End #1
77min – Copperhead #1
88min – Six Million Dollar Man #6 – SAVE THIS BOOK
102min – Injustice Year Two #11
116min – The Long Ranger: Vol 1 from Dynamite
124min – Through The Woods by Emily Carroll
132min – discussing All-New Captain America’s potential sales
136min – Justice League United: Futures End #1
147min – Suicide Squad: Futures End #1
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.
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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
If you’re not at Free Comic Book Day, please listen to this week’s episode (sans me again); NSFW:
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
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?