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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.

Lying Cat Is Reading Daredevil

22 May

Or Daredevil is reading Saga:

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BIG Eisner-Nominated Image Comics Sale On Comixology

16 Apr

Image Comics is offering a HUGE sale, anywhere from 50-66% off of their 2014 Eisner-nominated titles ranging from Saga to Rat Queens to Jonathan Hickman’s East of West and Manhattan Projects.  There’s something here for everyone.

Check it out!

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The Best Single-Issue Comics Of 2012

27 Dec

NOTE: of what i’ve read

Best Single Issue of 2012

1. FF #23 (Marvel) – Pure, glorious fun with an emotional center. This is comics. This is the perfect sendoff for Jonathan Hickman’s amazing, almost 4 year long run on the Fantastic Four franchise.

2. Wolverine and the X-Men #17 (Marvel) DOOP! Great to find out the backstory of one of X-Statix’s orphans.

3. Saga #6 (Image) – Space opera meets frank nudity, violence and sex while still managing to remain grounded with humor and humanity. Amazing stuff, and wraps up the first arc spendidly.

4. Secret Agent Poyo #1 (Image) Noticing a trend yet? Another ‘fun’ entry, celebrating all that is the art of comics. A one-off pulled from the pages of the terrific Chew, SA Poyo delves into what he does when he’s NOT saving the department.

5. Hawkeye #3 (Marvel) Rarely has a comic re-invigorated a character such as this one. It’s made many a non-fan go, ‘oh, so THAT’S why Hawkeye’s a badass. Having David Aja pen it just seals it.

6. Manhattan Projects #6 – Seeing the scientific revolution from the Russian side has never been so gripping, and heart-wrenching, as the protagonist is never free to pursue what he DOESN’T want to do with his talents.

7. Fantast Four #604 (Marvel) – The Fantastic Four. The Future Foundation. Doctor Doom. Celestials. Future Richards’ kids. And then, ‘come to me, my Galactus’. Phrase of the year. Arc of the year.

8. The New Deadwardians #1 (DC) – Knowing of Dan Abnett’s work mostly only through his Guardians of the Galaxy run with Marvel, one could be surprised how starkly DIFFERENT this comic was. Somewhat slowly-paced yet still engrossing, the comic introduces us to the world of an undead detective who is decidedly blue-blood English.

9. Wonder Woman #11 (DC) – Brian Azzarello’s Wonder Woman learns to become a fighting machine while battling her mother Hera and her many God siblings. Magnificant art caps it.

10. (tie) Wolverine and the X-Men #19 (Marvel) Kitty Pryde searches for a new teacher for the school. Hilarity ensues with the various heroes who apply for the job.
10. (tie) The Unwritten #36 (DC) The underlying theme throughout this series remains the same, that stories can be created, and destroyed. Paulie the Bunny’s story continues. One of the gruffest bunnies you’ll ever meet, he treks across the vast landscape to find his home, and his real self.

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