SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for July 10 2013 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for July 10 2013 Release Week

This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series beginning with a #1 issue.

This weekly article will also take a close look at how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.

This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!

Support new comics !

Diamond data from August 3rd which is 24 days after release date!

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JULY 10 2013 – NEW COMICS RELEASES

 

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Princeless Tales Of The Family Ashe (One Shot), $3.99 – 1 copy left 

ANTARCTIC PRESS
Boneyard The Biggening #1 (One Shot), $3.99 – 9 copies left
Victorian Secrets Summer Special #1, $3.95 – 22 copies left

ARSENIC LULLABY PUBLISHING
Arsenic Lullaby The Big Stall (One Shot), $11.99 – 28 copies left

AVATAR PRESS
George RR Martin’s Skin Trade #1 (Mike Wolfer Grisly Cover), $3.99  – SOLD OUT
George RR Martin’s Skin Trade #1 (Mike Wolfer Regular Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
George RR Martin’s Skin Trade #1 (Mike Wolfer Skinned Incentive Cover), AR – 4 copies left
George RR Martin’s Skin Trade #1 (Mike Wolfer Wraparound Cover), $3.99 – 16 copies left

BIG DOG INK
In Crowd #1 (Of 4)(Cover A CB Zane), $3.50 – SOLD OUT
In Crowd #1 (Of 4)(Cover B Corey Knaebel), $3.50 – SOLD OUT

BLACK MASK COMICS
Ballistic #1 (Of 5), $3.50 – SOLD OUT

BOOM! STUDIOS
Adventure Time Candy Capers #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Josceline Fenton), $3.99 – 185 Copies left of 2 regular covers combined
Adventure Time Candy Capers #1 (Of 6)(Cover B Magnolia Porter), $3.99
Adventure Time Candy Capers #1 (Of 6)(Cover C Rebecca Mock), AR – SOLD OUT
Adventure Time Candy Capers #1 (Of 6)(Cover D Tessa Stone), AR – SOLD OUT
Adventure Time With Fionna And Cake #1 (Of 6)(Get-A-Sketch Variant Cover), $9.99 – SOLD OUT
Bravest Warriors Volume 1 TP, $14.99 – 340 copies left
Freelancers #1 (Get-A-Sketch Variant Cover), $9.99 – 2 copies left

BRAINMACHINE COMIX
Unforgivable Experiment 1134 #1, $2.99 – SOLD OUT

CHANTING MONKS
Bunker DVD And Sick N Twisted #1 Combo Pack, AR – SOLD OUT

DANGER ZONE
Night Of The 80s Undead #1 (Of 3), $3.99 – 22 copies left

DC COMICS
Wake #1 (Of 10)(Sean Murphy 2nd Printing Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), $2.99 – 3800 copies left

DEVILS DUE ENTERTAINMENT
Mercy Sparx #1 (Elizabeth Torque Knockout Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Shadow Green Hornet Dark Nights #1 (Of 5)(Chris Eliopoulos Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – 4 copies left
Shadow Green Hornet Dark Nights #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Alex Ross), $3.99 – 26 copies left
Shadow Green Hornet Dark Nights #1 (Of 5)(Cover B John Cassaday), $3.99 – 14 copies left

IDW PUBLISHING
Judge Dredd Classics #1 (Cover A Jim Fern), $3.99 – 103 copies left
Judge Dredd Classics #1 (Cover SUB Brian Bolland), $3.99 – 48 copies left
My Little Pony Micro-Series #1 (Of 6)(Twilight Sparkle)(Comicfolio Edition), AR – SOLD OUT
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures #1 (Cover A Dario Brizuela), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures #1 (Cover RI Ciro Nieli), AR – SOLD OUT
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures #1 (Cover SUB Kevin Eastman), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

IMAGE COMICS
Ghosted #1, $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Sheltered #1, $2.99 – 330 copies left

MARVEL COMICS
Marvel Share Your Universe Sampler #1 (Promotional Item), AR – 12 bundles left

TITAN PUBLISHING
Chronos Commandos Dawn Patrol #1 (Of 5), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Quantum And Woody #1 (Andrew Robinson Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Quantum And Woody #1 (Marcos Martin Pullbox Cover), $3.99  – SOLD OUT
Quantum And Woody #1 (Ryan Sook Regular Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Quantum And Woody #1 (Tom Fowler QR Voice Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Zombies The Cursed #1 (Of 3)(Cover A Anthony Spay), $3.99 – 2 copies left
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Zombies The Cursed #1 (Of 3)(Cover B Pasquale Qualano), $3.99 – 130 copies left

 

COMPLETE LIST OF ALL NEW COMICS RELEASED THIS WEEK

http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/lists/comiclist-new-comic-book-releases-list-for-07-10-2013

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Looking for any comics on this list!  Contact us as we can order any comics for you not yet sold out

Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics. hoknes@hotmail.com

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for July 24 2013 release week

My latest column is to help promote brand new comic book series beginning with a #1 issue.

This weekly article will also take a close look at how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.

This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!

Support new comics !

Diamond data from August 3rd which is 10 days after release date!

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JULY 24TH 2013 – NEW COMICS RELEASES

ASPEN COMICS
All New Fathom #1 (Of 8)(Cover A Alex Konat Direct Market), $1.00 – 35 copies left
All New Fathom #1 (Of 8)(Cover B Alex Konat Aspen Reserved), $1.00 – 80 copies left

DARK HORSE COMICS
Gamma (One Shot), $2.99 – 12 copies left
Lobster Johnson A Scent Of Lotus #1, $3.50  – 227 copies left
Mass Effect Foundation #1, $3.99 – 241 copies left

DC COMICS
Superman Unchained #1 (Director’s Cut Edition), $5.99  – 1028 copies left

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Army Of Darkness Vs Hack Slash #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Tim Seeley), $3.99 – 35 copies left
Army Of Darkness Vs Hack Slash #1 (Of 6)(Cover B Ben Templesmith), $3.99 – 3 copies left

IDW PUBLISHING
Rocketeer The Spirit Pulp Friction #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Paul Smith), $3.99 – 189 copies left
Rocketeer The Spirit Pulp Friction #1 (Of 4)(Cover SUB Darwyn Cooke & J. Bone), $3.99  – 95 copies left

IMAGE COMICS
Lazarus #1 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 1593 copies left

MARVEL COMICS
Hawkeye Annual #1, $4.99 SOLD OUT
Hunger #1 (Of 4)(Adi Granov Regular Cover)(was ‘Age Of Ultron #10U.C.’), $3.99 SOLD OUT
Hunger #1 (Of 4)(Neal Adams Variant Cover)(was ‘Age Of Ultron #10U.C.’), AR SOLD OUT
Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #1 (Blank Variant Cover), AR SOLD OUT
Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #1 (Paolo Rivera Regular Cover), $3.99 – 1156 Copies left

TITAN PUBLISHING
Tomorrowland #1 (Of 4), $3.99 – 24 Copies left

COMPLETE LIST OF ALL NEW COMICS RELEASED THIS WEEK

http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/lists/comiclist-new-comic-book-releases-list-for-07-24-2013

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Looking for any comics on this list!  Contact us as we can order any comics for you not yet sold out

Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics. hoknes@hotmail.com

Top 100 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during LATE JULY 2013

Top 100 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during LATE JULY 2013

Bi-weekly column and list compiled by comics historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com

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This list is updated every 2 weeks.  This list is compiled from my non-stop research of the current market.   I believe these were the most demand and growing in value books this month.     I did not focus on variants specifically as I can’t even keep track of them all.    If you think I have missed any hot titles/issues of the last 5 years please let me know.  Sales were at a very weak point during late May and all of June but July sales have already started to pick up on many titles.    Here are my picks of what I believe are the hottest comics at this very moment from all sold releases of the last few years online based on back issue sales ABOVE cover price.

#1 THE LAST OF US (DARK HORSE) – 4 issue mini-series all issues instant sellouts and tie-in to video game.  All issues are sold out and Diamond has sold out of #4 a month before its release.  Currently all 3 1st print issues are selling for on average $23.00 EACH !  #3 hit a high of $41.00 the week of release.  Print runs of issues #1-3 are very low.   Print run of #4 jumped way up and is a common book.  Complete set of 4 issues hit high of $160.00 in early July.    I sold a few sets at $100.00.  Only #1 has had a reprint so far and that 2nd printing might be so rare that it did not chart which means likely a print run of less than 3,000 copies.   Reprints were scheduled by Dark Horse for #1-3 and then cancelled but now rescheduled to come out mid August.

Last of Us American Dreams, 1, $3.99, Dark Horse, 6,012

Last of Us American Dreams, 2, $3.99, Dark Horse, 4,991
Last of Us American Dreams, 3, $3.99, Dark Horse, 5,014
#2 WATSON AND HOLMES (2013) Small print run of 3,800 copies between 2 regular covers sold out instantly and brought sales of up to $50.00 each in first week and then cooled off.
 #3 CLONE (IMAGE 2012) On July 15th 2013 it was announced that the new TV series was official and that drove up prices on #1 even though it has a larger print run over 20,000.   Diamond still had copies in warehouse up to this news announcement and then sold its last 1,000 copies within days.   #1 currently at $10.00
#4 TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH (Image) #1 hit high of $20 immediately in January week of release and then settled down.    Smaller print run.  Mini-series #1-4 is sold out and will become ongoing soon from Image with #5 coming out in a month.  News of a new tv/movie reported on July 13th made the #1 a super hot comic instantly with sales as high as $40.00 each and sets hitting record highs.       #1 and #2 have a 2nd print which are both rarer typically in print run than the originals.
197, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 1, $2.99, Image, 7,879
240, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 2, $2.99, Image, 6,177
224, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 3, $2.99, Image, 7,140
230, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 4, $2.99, Image, 7,113
#5 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US (DC) – the hottest DC title of 2013 with small print runs and 3rd prints selling out.  Peaked in May at $85.00 for set of #1-4      Many sellers with reprint sets that also sell well.   #1 2nd printing hit $12.00   #1 $40 #2 $25 #3 $8 #4 $5 #5-6 $4.   I predicted this could be a hit when I saw the initial print run numbers so low and yet featuring major characters Batman,  Joker, Superman, Wonder Woman etc.
 96, Injustice Gods Among Us, 1, $3.99, DC, 20,733
120, Injustice Gods Among Us, 2, $3.99, DC, 17,068
118, Injustice Gods Among Us, 3, $3.99, DC, 18,068
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 4, $3.99, DC, 21,669
89, Injustice Gods Among Us, 5, $3.99, DC, 25,215
83, Injustice Gods Among Us, 6, $3.99, DC, 26,011.
#6 PETER PANZERFAUST (Image) #1-9 prices peaked in March.  #8 and #9 really hot but less demand for #4-6.  One season of the TV series seems guaranteed.   #1 hit high of $300 now around $200.00   Current prices #2 $60 / #3 $20 / #4-7 $10 each / #8 $20 / #9 $20.  Print runs for #6 7 8 were so low they did not even chart during the month.  Note the print run increaes for #10 and then #11.
285 Peter Panzerfaust 1 $3.50 Image 4814 2012 2
276 Peter Panzerfaust 2 $3.50 Image 4416 2012 3
252 Peter Panzerfaust 3 $3.50 Image 5515 2012 4
292 Peter Panzerfaust 4 $3.50 Image 5177 2012 5
283 Peter Panzerfaust 5 $3.50 Image 4546 2012 7
292, Peter Panzerfaust, 9, $3.50, Image, 4,456 2013 1
181, Peter Panzerfaust, 10, $3.50, Image , 10,989 2013 3
123, Peter Panzerfaust, 11, $3.50, Image, 17,683, 2013 6
226, Image Firsts Peter Panzerfaust, 1, $1.00, Image, 8,756, 2013 4
#7 THE WALKING DEAD (Image) #108 1st app Ezekiel and #110 origin and battle of Ezekiel with Michonne.  All back issues #1-110 are sold out and bring above cover prices.  #92 and #93 extremely hot at  $30.00 each.   Retailers upped their orders yet again starting with #109 onwards after the sellout of #108.  This is the highest print runs have ever been (not counting #100).
30 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 55710 2012 6
264 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 6472 2012 8
1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7
117 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 21987 2012 8
70 Walking Dead 100 Chromium Ed. $9.99 Image 30969 2012 7
31 Walking Dead 101 $2.99 Image 51732 2012 8
24 Walking Dead 102 $2.99 Image 53337 2012 9
9 Walking Dead 103 $2.99 Image 74378 2012 10
35 Walking Dead 104 $2.99 Image 57456 2012 11
28 Walking Dead 105 $2.99 Image 57781 2012 12
19, Walking Dead106, $2.99, Image, 70,526
19, Walking Dead107, $2.99, Image, 63,575
21, Walking Dead108, $2.99, Image, 67,423
8, Walking Dead109, $2.99, Image, 90,362
13, Walking Dead110, $2.99, Image, 76,455
13, Walking Dead111, $2.99, Image, 74,857
#8 EAST OF WEST (Image) #1 Hot as a pre-seller and has stabilized at $7.00.   4th printing already and sets of #1-4 sell really well.  This is a rare modern example of a comic with a huge print run that still sells out due to popularity and goes to reprints on every issue.  It’s the “2013″ version of Saga in terms of popularity.  All issues have gone to 2nd prints.
35, East of West1*, $3.50, Image, 49,518
193, East of West1 2nd printing $3.50, Image, 9,742
296, East of West1 3rd printing, $3.50, Image, 5,024
46, East of West2*, $3.50, Image, 41,838
54, East of West3*, $3.50, Image, 39,441
#9 HAWKEYE #1-10   The hottest back issue current Marvel title with all issues in multiple printings.  #1 and #2 each now settled at about $25.00.  Every issue has been reprinted – #1 and #2 on 5th printings.  New issues still sell out.  It is rare to find a series that issue #10 has a higher print run still than #1.
42 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 Marvel 41952 2012 8
256 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 2nd printing Marvel 6394 2012 9
60 Hawkeye 2 $2.99 Marvel 33563 2012 9
69 Hawkeye 3 $2.99 Marvel 35403 2012 10
66 Hawkeye 4 $2.99 Marvel 34208 2012 11
61 Hawkeye 5 $2.99 Marvel 34385 2012 12
65 Hawkeye 6 $2.99 Marvel 33440 2012 12
57, Hawkeye7, $2.99, Marvel, 37,000
56, Hawkeye, 8, $2.99, Marvel, 36,898.
53, Hawkeye9, $2.99, Marvel, 39,678.
48, Hawkeye10, $2.99, Marvel, 42,090.
50, Hawkeye11, $2.99, Marvel, 40,510.
#10 SAGA #1-12    #1 still super hot at about $80 down from peak of $100 – all issues in demand even with high print runs.  #12 was hot for a moment when banned by Apple.  Print runs have gone up the last 5 issues in a row.  #12 has a much larger print run than #1. After The Walking Dead sensation Saga is always Image’s best selling title.
40 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 37641 2012 3
177 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 9641 2012 4
267 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 4484 2012 6
48 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 36885 2012 4
264 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 6252 2012 5
57 Saga 3 $2.99 Image 38895 2012 5
47 Saga 4 $2.99 Image 41143 2012 6
44 Saga 5 $2.99 Image 40556 2012 7
46 Saga 6 $2.99 Image 40584 2012 8
51 Saga 7 $2.99 Image 46971 2012 11
51 Saga 8 $2.99 Image 42324 2012 12
38, Saga9, $2.99, Image, 45,629
36, Saga10, $2.99, Image, 48,388
33, Saga11, $2.99, Image, 50,023
27, Saga12, $2.99, Image, 53,339
#11 BALLISTIC #1 (BLACK MASK 2013) New mini series – #1 sold out instantly and hit high prices of $12.00 in first week of release.
#12 NOWHERE MEN (Image) #1-3 prices had peaked at $40,25,15 in March.    Set of #1-5 now sells for $60.00   #1 $30 / #2 $20 / #3 $10 / #4 $3 / #5 $3.   Note the print run increases for #4 and then #5.   #1 already has a 5th printing – with so many reprints of all issues on the market its hard to sell the reprints at any price currently.

172 Nowhere Men 1 $2.99 Image 11815 2012 11
213 Nowhere Men 2 $2.99 Image 7368 2012 12
209, Nowhere Men3, $2.99, Image, 7,421
150, Nowhere Men4, $2.99, Image, 13,368
141,Nowhere Men5, $2.99, Image, 15,608

#13 DAREDEVIL #1-4 (Marvel 2011)  Early issues sold out and on average $10.00 each !

6 Daredevil 1 $3.99 Marvel 64866 2011 7
32 Daredevil 2 $2.99 Marvel 40990 2011 8
64 Daredevil 3 $2.99 Marvel 39477 2011 9
61 Daredevil 4 $2.99 Marvel 40311 2011 9
55 Daredevil 5 $2.99 Marvel 39413 2011 10
58 Daredevil 6 $2.99 Marvel 38302 2011 11
45 Daredevil 7 $2.99 Marvel 38824 2011 12

#14 BATMAN #1 5 7 9 – sold out issues averaging $20-$30 each and #1 sells for $50.00.  Complete sets of #1-10 bring $150.00.  Batman is the #1 selling regular monthly comic book these days and it is the most valuable “complete set” of all current titles.

#15 THINK TANK (Image) #1-5.  #1 sold out immediately and no one seems to have a copy.  2nd printings are more common.  #1 1st in the $15-20 range.   News of a new movie broke this week which might push prices up.

263 Think Tank 1 $3.99 Image 6502 2012 8
272 Think Tank 2 $3.99 Image 5713 2012 9
297 Think Tank 3 $3.99 Image 5279 2012 10
288 Think Tank 4 $3.99 Image 4656 2012 11

#16 UBER #0-1-2-3   Sold out printings instantly.  Originaly I felt this title was being speculated on too heavily but many sales above cover have proven the demand for this series.   I personally believe this is the single best looking comic of 2013 with glossy paper and amazing colors and artwork.  Some amazing variant covers make it a big job to collect every cover version of each issue.   The first issue was #0 and not #1.  #0 is the rare ones to find.  #0 has a 2nd printing called “enhanced edition”.   Print runs on each individual cover are very low.  There are 4 regular covers of each issue so when you take the worldwide print runs you have to divide it by 4 to get the real print run of each cover.  This makes it more obvious how rare each individual cover is.  In fact there are only about 2,700 copies of each cover of the first issue #0.   Diamond monthly rankings for each issue and the combined print run of all the covers
178, Uber, 0, $3.99, Avatar, 10,849
292, Uber, 0 Enhanced Ed, $4.99, Avatar, 5,084
137, Uber, 1, $3.99, Avatar, 16,109
132. Uber, 2, $3.99, Avatar, 16,160
#17 THE SIXTH GUN (Oni) – All 31 issues sold out – many not even on ebay and low print runs.  Sold a #1 for $250 in Mid April.  #1 now at $90.00.   Prices have dropped by about 70% since their peak from April 2013 when the news of the potential TV show was at its highest hype.   Still some of the rarest comics to collect will keep prices and sales up on this title.  The image speculating boom peaked by April 2013 and orders were raised drastically on issues #30-32 which were the highest since issue #2 three years earlier.

256 Sixth Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 4899 2010 7
249 Sixth Gun 2 $3.99 Oni 5061 2010 7
261 Sixth Gun 3 $3.99 Oni 4105 2010 8
333 Sixth Gun 4 $3.99 Oni 3850 2010 9
298 Sixth Gun 5 $3.99 Oni 3590 2010 10
274 Sixth Gun 6 $3.99 Oni 3589 2010 11
310 Sixth Gun 7 $3.99 Oni 3360 2010 12
239 Sixth Gun 8 $3.99 Oni 3317 2011 1
282 Sixth Gun 9 $3.99 Oni 3279 2011 2
271 Sixth Gun 11 $3.99 Oni 3418 2011 4
296 Sixth Gun 15 $3.99 Oni 3403 2011 9
351 Sixth Gun 16 $3.99 Oni 3442 2011 10
329 Sixth Gun 17 $3.99 Oni 3408 2011 11
277 Sixth Gun 18 $3.99 Oni 3328 2012 1
325 Sixth Gun 19 $3.99 Oni 3183 2012 2
312 Sixth Gun 21 $3.99 Oni 3184 2012 4
343 Sixth Gun 22 $3.99 Oni 3169 2012 5
304 Sixth Gun 23 $3.99 Oni 3204 2012 6
367 Sixth Gun 24 $3.99 Oni 3122 2012 8
326 Sixth Gun 25 $3.99 Oni 3081 2012 9
366 Sixth Gun 26 $3.99 Oni 3043 2012 10
363 Sixth Gun 27 $3.99 Oni 2930 2012 12

358, Sixth Gun28, $3.99, Oni, 2,901

338, Sixth Gun29, $3.99, Oni, 3,097

306, Sixth Gun30, $3.99, Oni, 4,227

325, Sixth Gun31, $3.99, Oni, 4,350

300, Sixth Gun32, $3.99, Oni, 4,277

#18 SIX GUN GORILLA (BOOM) New on the list.  New #1 issue of mini-series based on golden age character quickly sold out and selling at $10.00 within a week of release.

227, Six Gun Gorilla, 1, $3.99, Boom, 7,730

#19 THIEF OF THIEVES #1-12    Early issues still super hot – value peaked in January but still selling well

112 Thief of Thieves 1 $2.99 Image 17877 2012 2
126 Thief of Thieves 2 $2.99 Image 14286 2012 3
135 Thief of Thieves 3 $2.99 Image 13644 2012 4
137 Thief of Thieves 4 $2.99 Image 17774 2012 5
116 Thief of Thieves 5 $2.99 Image 19833 2012 6
111 Thief of Thieves 6 $2.99 Image 19733 2012 7
139 Thief of Thieves 7 $2.99 Image 18266 2012 8
134 Thief of Thieves 8 $2.99 Image 17070 2012 9
144 Thief of Thieves 9 $2.99 Image 16645 2012 10
136 Thief of Thieves 10 $2.99 Image 16424 2012 11
132 Thief of Thieves 11 $2.99 Image 15605 2012 12

135, Thief of Thieves12, $2.99, Image, 14,974

135, Thief of Thieves13, $2.99, Image, 15,201

129, Thief of Thieves14, $2.99, Image, 16,938.

#20 DETECTIVE COMICS #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $25.00

#21 DAY MEN #1 (BOOM 2013) New ongoing series – #1 sold out instantly and currently at $6.00 – early movie rumours starting.

#22 WILD BLUE YONDER (IDW) #1 and #2 both sold out instantly 2013 – brand new release sold out instantly and regular cover bringing above cover quickly.

184, Wild Blue Yonder, 1, $3.99, IDW, 10,840

#23 X-FILES SEASON 10 #1 and #2 both sold out instantly (IDW) #1 2013 – brand new release sold out instantly and regular cover bringing a bit above cover.

94, XFiles Season 10, 1, $3.99, IDW, 24,270

#24 HALF PAST DANGER #1 and #2 sold out 1st printings instantly.  Some retailers charge more.

249, Half Past Danger, 1, $3.99, IDW, 7,048

283, Half Past Danger, 2, $3.99, IDW, 4,967

#25 FIVE GHOSTS – HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY (Image) Mini series #1 and #2 sold out and 2nd printings – rumour of ongoing series.   #1 at $7.00

152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 1, $3.50, Image, 13,163

152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 2, $2.99, Image, 13,127

162, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 3, $2.99, Image, 13,153

175, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 4, $2.99, Image, 11,357

#26 LAZARUS #1 (IMAGE 2013) New ongoing series #1 first print sold out instantly late June 2013. Some asking above cover.

34, Lazarus1, $2.99, Image, 48,030

#27 REVIVAL (Image) #1-10   Early issues still hot but definitely cooled in value from Jan/Feb peak of #1 $45.00

120 Revival 1 $2.99 Image 18039 2012 7
198 Revival 2 $2.99 Image 10486 2012 8
153 Revival 3 $2.99 Image 13943 2012 9
155 Revival 4 $2.99 Image 15251 2012 10
154 Revival 5 $2.99 Image 14098 2012 11

114, Revival6, $2.99, Image, 17,396

124, Revival7, $2.99, Image, 16,639

124, Revival8, $2.99, Image, 17,082

121, Revival9, $2.99, Image, 16,977

134, Revival10, $2.99, Image, 16,314

153, Revival11, $2.99, Image, 13,536

#28 POLARITY #1-4  Mini-series.  Extremely well reviewed caused a sellout on this small print run title written by a rock musician from Say Anything.  Small print run instantly to a 2nd printing.  #1 sells for $10

225, Polarity, 1, $3.99, Boom, 7,459

250, Polarity, 2, $3.99, Boom, 6,957

247, Polarity, 3, $3.99, Boom, 6,436

#29 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel 2008) Entire run is super hot due to interest in upcoming movie.  #1 hit high of $75 a month ago and now settled closer to $25 however all non-key issues bring anywhere from $5 to $15 each.

#30 GAMBIT (Marvel 2012) New ongoing series popular #1 $8 #2 $5 but #3 sold out everywhere and current asking price from only online copy is $50.00 !!

47 Gambit 1 $2.99 Marvel 40418 2012 8
70 Gambit 2 $2.99 Marvel 32336 2012 8
79 Gambit 3 $2.99 Marvel 28530 2012 9
92 Gambit 4 $2.99 Marvel 27828 2012 10
84 Gambit 5 $2.99 Marvel 26723 2012 11
86 Gambit 6 $2.99 Marvel 25522 2012 11
89 Gambit 7 $2.99 Marvel 23978 2012 12

#31 ADVENTURE TIME – animated cartoon series – numerous printings now.   #1 is truly rare – no sellers on ebay even have a copy for sale.   $50 to $100 per copy of #1 first print.  #2 currently in the $20-30 range.  #3 $10.  #1-6 have been reprinted with connecting cover image.   #1-6 and #9-10 sold out from diamond.

187 Adventure Time 1 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8523 2012 3
153 Adventure Time 1 $3.99 Boom 12392 2012 2
190 Adventure Time 2 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8864 2012 4
157 Adventure Time 2 $3.99 Boom 11329 2012 3
111 Adventure Time 3 $3.99 Boom 17131 2012 4
125 Adventure Time 4 $3.99 Boom 20289 2012 5
110 Adventure Time 5 $3.99 Boom 20889 2012 6
110 Adventure Time 6 $3.99 Boom 19767 2012 7
130 Adventure Time 7 $3.99 Boom 19423 2012 8
117 Adventure Time 8 $3.99 Boom 19755 2012 9
121 Adventure Time 9 $3.99 Boom 20636 2012 10
94 Adventure Time 10 $3.99 Boom 23656 2012 11
212 Adventure Time Cover Showcase One Shot $3.99 Boom 7478 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 1 $3.99 Boom 20290 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Marceline Scream Queens 1 $3.99 Boom 21182 2012 7

#32 RACHEL RISING (Abstract) #1-16     TV announcement this week helped drive demand up as Diamond sold out of even the current issue not yet out this week.  #1 hitting $200.00 peak around May 1st.   Many issues still available direct from publisher website at cover.   #1 settled down now to about $50.00.    Sellers hyping rarity of 2nd and 3rd printings and getting high amounts as well.

186 Rachel Rising 1 $3.99 Abstract 10989 2011 8
206 Rachel Rising 2 $3.99 Abstract 8189 2011 9
196 Rachel Rising 3 $3.99 Abstract 8872 2011 11
269 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4331 2011 12
241 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4737 2012 1
258 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4180 2012 1
296 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4412 2012 2
189 Rachel Rising 6 $3.99 Abstract 8399 2012 3
199 Rachel Rising 7 $3.99 Abstract 8210 2012 4
224 Rachel Rising 8 $3.99 Abstract 8103 2012 5
203 Rachel Rising 9 $3.99 Abstract 8194 2012 7
223 Rachel Rising 10 $3.99 Abstract 8330 2012 8
219 Rachel Rising 11 $3.99 Abstract 7915 2012 9
219 Rachel Rising 12 $3.99 Abstract 7987 2012 10
205 Rachel Rising 13 $3.99 Abstract 7782 2012 12

#33 NIGHTWING #4 (DC) 2011 – hot key issue from this Robin/Batman series.  $25.00 for this key issue.

27, Nightwing4*, $2.99, DC, 51,668

#34 BATGIRL #13 – death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $30

#35 BATMAN #13 / death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $40

#36 HOAX HUNTERS (Image) this title was cover price material until a TV show proposal shot prices way up on all issues.  #0 and #1 are extremely hot and hit $30 each.

248 Hoax Hunters 0 $2.99 Image 5779 2012 3
230 Hoax Hunters 1 $2.99 Image 6973 2012 7
300 Hoax Hunters 3 $2.99 Image 4404 2012 9

#37 EXTINCTION PARADE (Avatar) 4 different covers – high quality format similar to Uber.  Online pre-sales were doing well above cover.  Print run of each cover was less than 5,000 each.

136, Extinction Parade, 1, $3.99, Avatar, 16,061

#38 MIND MGMT (Dark Horse) #1-10   #1 is really the only valuable issue at $40 but easy to sell sets at $80.  Very low print run.

262 Mind Mgmt 0 $2.99 Dark Horse 5526 2012 11
236 Mind Mgmt 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7537 2012 5
266 Mind Mgmt 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 5566 2012 7
292 Mind Mgmt 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 5579 2012 8
286 Mind Mgmt 5 $3.99 Dark Horse 5017 2012 9

#39 CHRONOS COMMANDER #1 (2013) Small print run small publisher instant sell out – sold as high as $9.99 in first week.

#40 ARCHIE #646 (ARCHIE 2013) Pepoy cover pays tribute to EC 1950’s Weird Science covers – sold as high as $9.99 in first week.

#41 NUMBERCRUNCHER #1 (TITAN 2013) New miniseries from small publisher sold out instantly – nobody has copies for sale.

#42 SPAWN #9 (Image 1993) 20 year old comic features 1st appearance of Angela by Neil Gaiman which enters the Marvel Universe this week in Age  Of Ultron #10.    Common book prices are anywhere from $2 to $100 a copy

#43 BATMAN INCORPORATED (DC) #8   Death of Robin hit about $13 now settled at $5.99

29, Batman Incorporated8, $2.99, DC, 55,414

69, Batman Incorporated8, 2nd printing $2.99, DC, 34,679

#44 MANHATTAN PROJECTS  (Image) #1-10   All issues sell well but way down from Jan peaks #1 was at $90 now at $30.  Title is steady sales as print run of #12 is about the same as #1.

102 Manhattan Projects 1 $3.50 Image 17955 2012 3
121 Manhattan Projects 2 $3.50 Image 15697 2012 4
136 Manhattan Projects 3 $3.50 Image 18001 2012 5
124 Manhattan Projects 4 $3.50 Image 18544 2012 6
117 Manhattan Projects 5 $3.50 Image 18398 2012 7
127 Manhattan Projects 6 $3.50 Image 17981 2012 9
127 Manhattan Projects 7 $3.50 Image 17543 2012 11
113 Manhattan Projects 8 $3.50 Image 17028 2012 12
262 Manhattan Projects 1 rep $3.50 Image 5213 2012 4

119, Manhattan Projects9, $3.50, Image, 17,229

125,Manhattan Projects10, $3.50, Image, 17,028

116, Manhattan Projects11, $3.50, Image, 17,517

129, Manhattan Projects, 12, $3.50, Image, 17,076

#45 THE BOUNCE (IMAGE) Creator owned superhero title from last month actually sold out some places and some dealers marked up slightly.

#46 NUMBER 13 (DARK HORSE 2013) Mini series #0 1 2 3.   #0 is reprints of early appearances in Dark Horse Presents.  #0 commands the most money.  Large print runs on other issues but a teaser trailer came out in July causing interest in a potential future movie.

#47 DARK HORSE PRESENTS #2-6 (DARK HORSE 2011)  Anthology with original first appearances of Number 13 later reprinted in Number 13 #0 a year later.

#48 SKYWARD #1 (2013) New series from small publisher sold out instantly and some sellers asking above cover.

#49 PROPHET #21 (IMAGE 2012) Sold out immediately in early 2012 – hot issue at $15.00

219 Prophet 21 $2.99 Image 6029 2012 1
257 Prophet 22 $2.99 Image 6030 2012 2
232 Prophet 23 $2.99 Image 6289 2012 3
228 Prophet 24 $2.99 Image 6639 2012 4

#50 NONPLAYERS #1 (IMAGE 2011)  Only 1 issue came out but it sold out before release – still rare  $25.00

218 Nonplayer 1 $2.99 2nd print Image 5956 2011 5
171 Nonplayer 1 $2.99 Image 8869 2011 4

#51 CHEW (IMAGE 2009) #1 is down to about $200.00 from a high of $400.00  Earliest issues still bring decent $$.

287 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 4576 2009 9
246 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 5246 2009 6
247 Chew 2 $2.99 Image 6731 2009 7
142 Chew 3 $2.99 Image 13748 2009 8
169 Chew 4 $2.99 Image 12284 2009 9
142 Chew 5 $2.99 Image 13490 2009 10
144 Chew 6 $2.99 Image 13133 2009 11
156 Chew 7 $2.99 Image 12902 2009 12
137 Chew 8 $2.99 Image 12727 2010 1
143 Chew 9 $2.99 Image 12867 2010 3
127 Chew 10 $2.99 Image 13335 2010 4

#52 LOCKE AND KEY (2008)  Talk of a new movie based on this already hot comic from 2008.

#53 STAR WARS #1  Reached up to $30 week of release but now at $10 but still popular.  Sets #1-6 sell for $26

#54 ANIMAL MAN #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00  for a while was most valuable new 52 #1.

#55 JUSTICE LEAGUE #1  (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00

#56 JUSTICE LEAGUE COMBO PACK COVER (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $12.00

#57 CATWOMAN #13 / death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $15

#58 MORNING GLORIES – early issues sold out and popular back issues.

167 Morning Glories 1 $3.99 Image 8687 2010 8
218 Morning Glories 2 $3.50 Image 8265 2010 9
156 Morning Glories 3 $3.50 Image 11258 2010 10
151 Morning Glories 4 $3.50 Image 11292 2010 11
167 Morning Glories 5 $3.50 Image 11193 2010 12
121 Morning Glories 6 $3.50 Image 10795 2011 1
155 Morning Glories 7 $2.99 Image 11037 2011 2
180 Morning Glories 8 $2.99 Image 10809 2011 3
143 Morning Glories 9 $2.99 Image 10975 2011 4
172 Morning Glories 10 $2.99 Image 11385 2011 6
192 Morning Glories 11 $2.99 Image 10653 2011 8
176 Morning Glories 12 $2.99 Image 10537 2011 9
205 Morning Glories 13 $2.99 Image 10094 2011 10
183 Morning Glories 14 $2.99 Image 9850 2011 11
166 Morning Glories 15 $2.99 Image 9565 2012 1

#59 FABLES (DC/Vertigo) Long running ongoing series recently announced of potential tv/movie so already expensive #1 selling out at bout $70.00 first printings.   Series has over 120 issues so lots to collect.

#60 MULTIPLE WARHEADS #1 (ONI 2008) Rare first issue still popular – $32.00

#61 DEADPOOL (MARVEL) 2012 #1 – all early issues sold out. #1-3 commanding a bit over cover.

4 Deadpool 1 $2.99 Marvel 118976 2012 11
21 Deadpool 2 $2.99 Marvel 67421 2012 11
25 Deadpool 3 $2.99 Marvel 60215 2012 12

#62 DJANGO UNCHAINED (DC) #1-3  1st prints sold out – movie adaptation.   #1 and #2 demand higher prices.

161 Django Unchained 1 $3.99 DC 11795 2012 12

#63 TWELVE REASONS TO DIE (Black Mask) #1 – Ghostface Killah famous rapper presents his own comic storyline.

183, 12 Reasons To Die, 1, $3.50, Black Mask, 11,834

#64 THE ACTIVITY (Image) #1-11    Hot in the past month  #1 at $20

253 Activity 1 $3.50 Image 5269 2011 12
270 Activity 2 $3.50 Image 3512 2012 1

#65 THE DAMNED (Oni) #1-5   Generally #1 is a $50 book but a #3 hit $100 earlier in April on ebay. Author of Sixth Gun

238 Damned 1 $3.50 Oni 2989 2006 10

294 Damned 3 $3.50 Oni 2116 2006 12
273 Damned 5 $3.50 Oni 1892 2007 3

#66 THE STRAIN (Dark Horse) 12 issue mini-series becomes due to potential TV series.

128 Strain 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 16023 2011 12
191 Strain 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 7650 2012 1
228 Strain 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 7384 2012 2
220 Strain 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 6767 2012 3
236 Strain 5 $3.50 Dark Horse 6054 2012 6
262 Strain 6 $3.50 Dark Horse 5742 2012 7
300 Strain 7 $3.50 Dark Horse 5376 2012 8
289 Strain 8 $3.50 Dark Horse 4977 2012 9

#67 SUPERMAN #1   New 52 issue multiple printings currently at  $15.00

#68 HELHEIM (Oni) #1-5  #1 quickly hit $8 and stablized.   2nd printing of #1 may prove to be more valuable than the 1st printing.

171, Helheim, 1, $3.99, Oni, 11,877

189, Helheim, 2, $3.99, Oni, 10,256

207, Helheim, 3, $3.99, Oni, 10,118

215, Helheim, 4, $3.99, Oni, 8,432.

#69 A1#1  (2013) New anthology series.  New series sold out instantly – some sellers asking above cover

#70 SATELLITE SAM #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – some sellers asking above cover

#71 GHOSTED #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – some sellers asking above cover

#72 SHELTERED #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – some sellers asking above cover

#73 SWAMP THING #1 (DC 2011) New 52 issue multiple printings currently at  $9.00

#74 ACTION #1  (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

#75 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15.1 & #16 (Marvel)  sold out early Death of Peter Parker storyline – sales peaked in Jan 2013

#76 DAREDEVIL #21 & #22 (Marvel) sold out early Death of Peter Parker storyline – sales peaked in Jan 2013

#77 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Marvel) 698-700  Death of Peter Parker storyline super hot in January – still popular due to storyline continuing in Superior-Spiderman

29 Amazing Spider-Man 697 $3.99 Marvel 59872 2012 11
13 Amazing Spider-Man 698 $3.99 Marvel 81342 2012 11
14 Amazing Spider-Man 699 $3.99 Marvel 74904 2012 12
18 Amazing Spider-Man 699.1 $2.99 Marvel 66245 2012 12
1 Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12

#78 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #600 (MARVEL 2009) Had already sold out but then began the new death of Peter Parker storyline.

#79 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1-10 every issue seems to sell out at retail and gets a 2nd printing but not going up in value due to large print runs.  Peter Parker ghost gone in #9 – series might last longer than originally expected.  Readers very happy with this series.

#80 SEX #1-3 (Image)  Lots of demand for #1 in pre-sale but has cooled down.   #1-2 sell for $8.99 as set.

#81 MASS PROJECT / FABULOUS KILLROYS FCBD – 1st appearance of Killroys based on the My Chemical Romance rock band characters hit a high of $33.00 the  week of release of the free comic.  New ongoing series starts in June.    Market now flooded doesnt sell for $3.00

#82 DREAM MERCHANT #1 (IMAGE) New miniseries sold out quickly.

#83 FATALE (Image) #1-10    Only #1 has a high price tag – has cooled at $20

90 Fatale 1 $3.50 Image 20515 2012 1
100 Fatale 2 $3.50 Image 20315 2012 2
89 Fatale 3 $3.50 Image 20222 2012 3
90 Fatale 4 $3.50 Image 22804 2012 4
114 Fatale 5 $3.50 Image 22484 2012 5
105 Fatale 6 $3.50 Image 21828 2012 6
121 Fatale 7 $3.50 Image 21369 2012 8
122 Fatale 8 $3.50 Image 20542 2012 10
129 Fatale 9 $3.50 Image 19345 2012 10
118 Fatale 10 $3.50 Image 18819 2012 11
111 Fatale 11 $3.50 Image 18055 2012 12
270 Fatale 1 rep $3.50 Image 5506 2012 2

#84 LIFE WITH ARCHIE #16   Marriage of gay male Kevin Keller in oversized comic.  Instant sellout in 2012 and still at $15.00

297 Life With Archie 16 $3.99 Archie 2802 2012 1

#85 POWERS BUREAU (MARVEL) 2013 – interestingly this is a poor seller for Marvel but due to that the print run is so bad that copies have sold out and gone to second printing make some collect 1st print runs of this series above cover.

#86 BATGIRL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

#87 JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $6.00

#88 THE TEST #1    One shot doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype.  This one did not even chart Top 300  low sales

#89 PILOT SEASON DECLASSIFIED #1    One shot featuring The Test also doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype

292 Pilot Season Declassified 2011 One Shot $1.00 Image 3462 2011 9

#90 OCCUPY COMICS #1 (Black Mask) #1 sold out issue based on the writings and thoughts of top comic industry people small print run on a issue dealing with the Occupy Wall Street theme.

#91 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #13 (DC) Batman Death in the Family storyline die-cut cover

#92 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (MARVEL 2013) New ongoing series – new movie in the works for next year.  Early issues #0.1, 1, 2 had very high print runs and then retailers pulled back.  Issues #3 and #4 instantly sold out and both have 2nd printings.

#93 DOCTOR WHO PRISONER OF TIME #1-4   First issues sold out and I did sell some #1′s above guide but some sellers still selling them at cover.  Variant covers sell really well on ebay when initially released!

#94 SUICIDE RISK #1 (BOOM) #1 sold out 1st printing.  Some retailers charge more.

#95 REGULAR SHOW #1 many variant covers sold out even with higher print run.   Box edition of #1 covers still currently available at Diamond.

#96 ARCHIE (Archie) #641-644  4 part series with Glee TV Show cast guest appears – small print runs and tv show tie-in with movie stars.  Cory Monteith star of Glee died in late July 2013.

#97 STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS – preview to 2013 movie.  Sold out – sets sell above cover.

#98 FCBD – 52 different comics were given away on May 4th 2013 for free comic book day.  A lot of high prices realized the week of release.  All prices have now cooled but due to not being shelved properly random various issues sell well at different times.

#99 ALPHA BIG TIME #0.1 (Marvel 2013) Debut issue is a reprint but debuted before #1 and is now sold out and features Spider-man.  Future potential !

#100 BATMAN #18 / DETECTIVE #18 – Requiem death of Robin storyline sold out

#101 STORMWATCH #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $6.00   Had hit high of $15.00 shortly after release.

#102 THOR GOD OF THUNDER #4 (Marvel) sold out issue with 2nd printing.  Fall of Thor ?

#103 HAPPY (IMAGE) 2013 mini series by Grant Morrison – early issues sold out and reprinted.   Early markups for #1.

#104 DEVIL MAY CRY – THE CHRONICLES OF VERGIL #1 (Titan)  Sold out and up in value with some retailers

#105 BREATH OF BONES – A TALE OF THE GOLEM #1 (DARK HORSE) New Steve Niles mini-series issue sold out some places and some sellers asking above cover.

#106 SEA BEAR AND GRIZZLY SHARK #1 (2010) Small print run always sells higher when appears  $6.00 currently.

288 Sea Bear & Grizzly Shark 1 $4.99 Image 4932 2010 6

#107 BRAVEST WARRIORS (KABOOM) #1 1st issue sold out based on animated tv series.  Small price increase.

160 Bravest Warriors 1 $3.99 Boom 14866 2012 10
164 Bravest Warriors 2 $3.99 Boom 12900 2012 11
179 Bravest Warriors 3 $3.99 Boom 10229 2012 12

#108 BEDLAM  #1-5   #1 had reached $10 but now is back to cover price

110 Bedlam 1 $3.50 Image 22736 2012 10

120 Bedlam 2 $3.50 Image 18583 2012 11
291 Bedlam 1 rep $3.50 Image 4567 2012 11

#109 HELL YEAH (IMAGE 2012) #1  sold out has dropped back to cover price

#110 SUPERBIA (IMAGE 2012) #1   has dropped back to cover price.

#111 CROSSED PSYCHOPATH #1-7  issues were much hotter and way above cover in 2012.   Prices have dropped down.

#112 DREAM THIEF #1 (DARK HORSE) #1 sold out 1st printing.  Some retailers charge more.

#113 LIL’ DEPRESSED BOY (IMAGE 2011) Very small print runs caused a big price increase on this scarce title.

280 Lil Depressed Boy 1 $2.99 Image 3339 2011 2
296 Lil Depressed Boy 3 $2.99 Image 2808 2011 4

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com  for the initial Diamond sales figures data

You can see complete monthly Diamond sales chart data and more stats at his site !

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics.   hoknes@hotmail.com

Top 100 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during Early JULY 2013

Top 100 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during EARLY JULY 2013 – list by Terry Hoknes of HoknesComics.com

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This list is updated every 2 weeks.  This list is compiled from my non-stop research of the current market.   I believe these were the most demand and growing in value books this month.     I did not focus on variants specifically as I can’t even keep track of them all.    If you think I have missed any hot titles/issues of the last 5 years please let me know.  Sales were at a very weak point during late May and all of June but July sales have already started to pick up on many titles.    Here are my picks of what I believe are the hottest comics at this very moment from all sold releases of the last few years online based on back issue sales ABOVE cover price.

#1 THE LAST OF US (DARK HORSE) – 4 issue mini-series all issues instant sellouts and tie-in to video game.  All issues are sold out and Diamond has sold out of #4 a month before its release.  Currently all 3 1st print issues are selling for on average $23.00 EACH !  #3 hit a high of $41.00 the week of release.  Print runs of all 4 issues are very low.   Complete set of 4 issues hit high of $160.00 in early July.    I sold a few sets at $100.00.  Only #1 has had a reprint and that 2nd printing might be so rare that it did not chart which means likely a print run of less than 3,000 copies.   Reprints were scheduled by Dark Horse for #1-3 but they cancelled at the last minute likely to help boost sales of the upcoming graphic novel.

Last of Us American Dreams, 1, $3.99, Dark Horse, 6,012

Last of Us American Dreams, 2, $3.99, Dark Horse, 4,991
Last of Us American Dreams, 3, $3.99, Dark Horse, 5,014
#2 TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH (Image) #1 hit high of $20 immediately in January week of release and then settled down.    Smaller print run.  Mini-series #1-4 is sold out and will become ongoing soon from Image with #5 coming out in a month.  News of a new tv/movie reported on July 13th made the #1 a super hot comic instantly with sales as high as $40.00 each and sets hitting record highs.       #1 and #2 have a 2nd print which are both rarer typically in print run than the originals.
197, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 1, $2.99, Image, 7,879
240, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 2, $2.99, Image, 6,177
224, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 3, $2.99, Image, 7,140
230, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 4, $2.99, Image, 7,113
#3 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US (DC) – the hottest DC title of 2013 with small print runs and 3rd prints selling out.  Peaked in May at $85.00 for set of #1-4      Many sellers with reprint sets that also sell well.   #1 2nd printing hit $12.00   #1 $40 #2 $25 #3 $8 #4 $5 #5-6 $4.   I predicted this could be a hit when I saw the initial print run numbers so low and yet featuring major characters Batman,  Joker, Superman, Wonder Woman etc.
 96, Injustice Gods Among Us, 1, $3.99, DC, 20,733
120, Injustice Gods Among Us, 2, $3.99, DC, 17,068
118, Injustice Gods Among Us, 3, $3.99, DC, 18,068
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 4, $3.99, DC, 21,669
89, Injustice Gods Among Us, 5, $3.99, DC, 25,215
83, Injustice Gods Among Us, 6, $3.99, DC, 26,011.
#4 PETER PANZERFAUST (Image) #1-9 prices peaked in March.  #8 and #9 really hot but less demand for #4-6.  One season of the TV series seems guaranteed.   #1 hit high of $300 now around $200.00   Current prices #2 $60 / #3 $20 / #4-7 $10 each / #8 $20 / #9 $20.  Print runs for #6 7 8 were so low they did not even chart during the month.  Note the print run increaes for #10 and then #11.
285 Peter Panzerfaust 1 $3.50 Image 4814 2012 2
276 Peter Panzerfaust 2 $3.50 Image 4416 2012 3
252 Peter Panzerfaust 3 $3.50 Image 5515 2012 4
292 Peter Panzerfaust 4 $3.50 Image 5177 2012 5
283 Peter Panzerfaust 5 $3.50 Image 4546 2012 7
292, Peter Panzerfaust, 9, $3.50, Image, 4,456 2013 1
181, Peter Panzerfaust, 10, $3.50, Image , 10,989 2013 3
123, Peter Panzerfaust, 11, $3.50, Image, 17,683, 2013 6
226, Image Firsts Peter Panzerfaust, 1, $1.00, Image, 8,756, 2013 4
#5 THE WALKING DEAD (Image) #108 1st app Ezekiel and #110 origin and battle of Ezekiel with Michonne.  All back issues #1-110 are sold out and bring above cover prices.  #92 and #93 extremely hot at  $30.00 each.   Retailers upped their orders yet again starting with #109 onwards after the sellout of #108.  This is the highest print runs have ever been (not counting #100).
30 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 55710 2012 6
264 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 6472 2012 8
1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7
117 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 21987 2012 8
70 Walking Dead 100 Chromium Ed. $9.99 Image 30969 2012 7
31 Walking Dead 101 $2.99 Image 51732 2012 8
24 Walking Dead 102 $2.99 Image 53337 2012 9
9 Walking Dead 103 $2.99 Image 74378 2012 10
35 Walking Dead 104 $2.99 Image 57456 2012 11
28 Walking Dead 105 $2.99 Image 57781 2012 12
19, Walking Dead106, $2.99, Image, 70,526
19, Walking Dead107, $2.99, Image, 63,575
21, Walking Dead108, $2.99, Image, 67,423
8, Walking Dead109, $2.99, Image, 90,362
13, Walking Dead110, $2.99, Image, 76,455
13, Walking Dead111, $2.99, Image, 74,857
#6 NOWHERE MEN (Image) #1-3 prices had peaked at $40,25,15 in March.    Set of #1-5 now sells for $60.00   #1 $30 / #2 $20 / #3 $10 / #4 $3 / #5 $3.   Note the print run increases for #4 and then #5.   #1 already has a 5th printing – with so many reprints of all issues on the market its hard to sell the reprints at any price currently.
172 Nowhere Men 1 $2.99 Image 11815 2012 11
213 Nowhere Men 2 $2.99 Image 7368 2012 12
209, Nowhere Men3, $2.99, Image, 7,421
150, Nowhere Men4, $2.99, Image, 13,368
141,Nowhere Men5, $2.99, Image, 15,608
#7 EAST OF WEST (Image) #1 Hot as a pre-seller and has stabilized at $7.00.   4th printing already and sets of #1-4 sell really well.  This is a rare modern example of a comic with a huge print run that still sells out due to popularity and goes to reprints on every issue.  It’s the “2013” version of Saga in terms of popularity.
35, East of West1*, $3.50, Image, 49,518
193, East of West1 2nd printing $3.50, Image, 9,742
296, East of West1 3rd printing, $3.50, Image, 5,024
46, East of West2*, $3.50, Image, 41,838
54, East of West3*, $3.50, Image, 39,441
#8 HAWKEYE #1-10   The hottest back issue current Marvel title with all issues in multiple printings.  #1 and #2 each now settled at about $25.00.  Every issue has been reprinted – #1 and #2 on 5th printings.  New issues still sell out.  It is rare to find a series that issue #10 has a higher print run still than #1.
42 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 Marvel 41952 2012 8
256 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 2nd printing Marvel 6394 2012 9
60 Hawkeye 2 $2.99 Marvel 33563 2012 9
69 Hawkeye 3 $2.99 Marvel 35403 2012 10
66 Hawkeye 4 $2.99 Marvel 34208 2012 11
61 Hawkeye 5 $2.99 Marvel 34385 2012 12
65 Hawkeye 6 $2.99 Marvel 33440 2012 12
57, Hawkeye7, $2.99, Marvel, 37,000
56, Hawkeye, 8, $2.99, Marvel, 36,898.
53, Hawkeye9, $2.99, Marvel, 39,678.
48, Hawkeye10, $2.99, Marvel, 42,090.
50, Hawkeye11, $2.99, Marvel, 40,510.
#9 SAGA #1-12    #1 still super hot at about $80 down from peak of $100 – all issues in demand even with high print runs.  #12 was hot for a moment when banned by Apple.  Print runs have gone up the last 5 issues in a row.  #12 has a much larger print run than #1. After The Walking Dead sensation Saga is always Image’s best selling title.
40 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 37641 2012 3
177 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 9641 2012 4
267 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 4484 2012 6
48 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 36885 2012 4
264 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 6252 2012 5
57 Saga 3 $2.99 Image 38895 2012 5
47 Saga 4 $2.99 Image 41143 2012 6
44 Saga 5 $2.99 Image 40556 2012 7
46 Saga 6 $2.99 Image 40584 2012 8
51 Saga 7 $2.99 Image 46971 2012 11
51 Saga 8 $2.99 Image 42324 2012 12
38, Saga9, $2.99, Image, 45,629
36, Saga10, $2.99, Image, 48,388
33, Saga11, $2.99, Image, 50,023
27, Saga12, $2.99, Image, 53,339
#10 UBER #0-1-2-3   Sold out printings instantly.  Originaly I felt this title was being speculated on too heavily but many sales above cover have proven the demand for this series.   I personally believe this is the single best looking comic of 2013 with glossy paper and amazing colors and artwork.  Some amazing variant covers make it a big job to collect every cover version of each issue.   The first issue was #0 and not #1.  #0 is the rare ones to find.  #0 has a 2nd printing called “enhanced edition”.   Print runs on each individual cover are very low.  There are 4 regular covers of each issue so when you take the worldwide print runs you have to divide it by 4 to get the real print run of each cover.  This makes it more obvious how rare each individual cover is.  In fact there are only about 2,700 copies of each cover of the first issue #0.   Diamond monthly rankings for each issue and the combined print run of all the covers
178, Uber, 0, $3.99, Avatar, 10,849
292, Uber, 0 Enhanced Ed, $4.99, Avatar, 5,084
137, Uber, 1, $3.99, Avatar, 16,109
132. Uber, 2, $3.99, Avatar, 16,160
#11 THE SIXTH GUN (Oni) – All 31 issues sold out – many not even on ebay and low print runs.  Sold a #1 for $250 in Mid April.  #1 now at $90.00.   Prices have dropped by about 70% since their peak from April 2013 when the news of the potential TV show was at its highest hype.   Still some of the rarest comics to collect will keep prices and sales up on this title.  The image speculating boom peaked by April 2013 and orders were raised drastically on issues #30-32 which were the highest since issue #2 three years earlier.

256 Sixth Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 4899 2010 7
249 Sixth Gun 2 $3.99 Oni 5061 2010 7
261 Sixth Gun 3 $3.99 Oni 4105 2010 8
333 Sixth Gun 4 $3.99 Oni 3850 2010 9
298 Sixth Gun 5 $3.99 Oni 3590 2010 10
274 Sixth Gun 6 $3.99 Oni 3589 2010 11
310 Sixth Gun 7 $3.99 Oni 3360 2010 12
239 Sixth Gun 8 $3.99 Oni 3317 2011 1
282 Sixth Gun 9 $3.99 Oni 3279 2011 2
271 Sixth Gun 11 $3.99 Oni 3418 2011 4
296 Sixth Gun 15 $3.99 Oni 3403 2011 9
351 Sixth Gun 16 $3.99 Oni 3442 2011 10
329 Sixth Gun 17 $3.99 Oni 3408 2011 11
277 Sixth Gun 18 $3.99 Oni 3328 2012 1
325 Sixth Gun 19 $3.99 Oni 3183 2012 2
312 Sixth Gun 21 $3.99 Oni 3184 2012 4
343 Sixth Gun 22 $3.99 Oni 3169 2012 5
304 Sixth Gun 23 $3.99 Oni 3204 2012 6
367 Sixth Gun 24 $3.99 Oni 3122 2012 8
326 Sixth Gun 25 $3.99 Oni 3081 2012 9
366 Sixth Gun 26 $3.99 Oni 3043 2012 10
363 Sixth Gun 27 $3.99 Oni 2930 2012 12

358, Sixth Gun28, $3.99, Oni, 2,901

338, Sixth Gun29, $3.99, Oni, 3,097

306, Sixth Gun30, $3.99, Oni, 4,227

325, Sixth Gun31, $3.99, Oni, 4,350

300, Sixth Gun32, $3.99, Oni, 4,277

#12 BATMAN #1 5 7 9 – sold out issues averaging $20-$30 each and #1 sells for $50.00.  Complete sets of #1-10 bring $150.00.  Batman is the #1 selling regular monthly comic book these days and it is the most valuable “complete set” of all current titles.

#13 SIX GUN GORILLA (BOOM) New on the list.  New #1 issue of mini-series based on golden age character quickly sold out and selling at $10.00 within a week of release.

227, Six Gun Gorilla, 1, $3.99, Boom, 7,730

#14 POLARITY #1-4  Mini-series.  Extremely well reviewed caused a sellout on this small print run title written by a rock musician from Say Anything.  Small print run instantly to a 2nd printing.  #1 sells for $10

225, Polarity, 1, $3.99, Boom, 7,459

250, Polarity, 2, $3.99, Boom, 6,957

247, Polarity, 3, $3.99, Boom, 6,436

#15 THIEF OF THIEVES #1-12    Early issues still super hot – value peaked in January but still selling well

112 Thief of Thieves 1 $2.99 Image 17877 2012 2
126 Thief of Thieves 2 $2.99 Image 14286 2012 3
135 Thief of Thieves 3 $2.99 Image 13644 2012 4
137 Thief of Thieves 4 $2.99 Image 17774 2012 5
116 Thief of Thieves 5 $2.99 Image 19833 2012 6
111 Thief of Thieves 6 $2.99 Image 19733 2012 7
139 Thief of Thieves 7 $2.99 Image 18266 2012 8
134 Thief of Thieves 8 $2.99 Image 17070 2012 9
144 Thief of Thieves 9 $2.99 Image 16645 2012 10
136 Thief of Thieves 10 $2.99 Image 16424 2012 11
132 Thief of Thieves 11 $2.99 Image 15605 2012 12

135, Thief of Thieves12, $2.99, Image, 14,974

135, Thief of Thieves13, $2.99, Image, 15,201

129, Thief of Thieves14, $2.99, Image, 16,938.

#16 DETECTIVE COMICS #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $25.00

#17 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel 2008) Entire run is super hot due to interest in upcoming movie.  #1 hit high of $75 a month ago and now settled closer to $25 however all non-key issues bring anywhere from $5 to $15 each.

#18 GAMBIT (Marvel 2012) New ongoing series popular #1 $8 #2 $5 but #3 sold out everywhere and current asking price from only online copy is $50.00 !!

47 Gambit 1 $2.99 Marvel 40418 2012 8
70 Gambit 2 $2.99 Marvel 32336 2012 8
79 Gambit 3 $2.99 Marvel 28530 2012 9
92 Gambit 4 $2.99 Marvel 27828 2012 10
84 Gambit 5 $2.99 Marvel 26723 2012 11
86 Gambit 6 $2.99 Marvel 25522 2012 11
89 Gambit 7 $2.99 Marvel 23978 2012 12

#19 ADVENTURE TIME – animated cartoon series – numerous printings now.   #1 is truly rare – no sellers on ebay even have a copy for sale.   $50 to $100 per copy of #1 first print.  #2 currently in the $20-30 range.  #3 $10.  #1-6 have been reprinted with connecting cover image.   #1-6 and #9-10 sold out from diamond.

187 Adventure Time 1 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8523 2012 3
153 Adventure Time 1 $3.99 Boom 12392 2012 2
190 Adventure Time 2 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8864 2012 4
157 Adventure Time 2 $3.99 Boom 11329 2012 3
111 Adventure Time 3 $3.99 Boom 17131 2012 4
125 Adventure Time 4 $3.99 Boom 20289 2012 5
110 Adventure Time 5 $3.99 Boom 20889 2012 6
110 Adventure Time 6 $3.99 Boom 19767 2012 7
130 Adventure Time 7 $3.99 Boom 19423 2012 8
117 Adventure Time 8 $3.99 Boom 19755 2012 9
121 Adventure Time 9 $3.99 Boom 20636 2012 10
94 Adventure Time 10 $3.99 Boom 23656 2012 11
212 Adventure Time Cover Showcase One Shot $3.99 Boom 7478 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 1 $3.99 Boom 20290 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Marceline Scream Queens 1 $3.99 Boom 21182 2012 7

#20 RACHEL RISING (Abstract) #1-16     TV announcement this week helped drive demand up as Diamond sold out of even the current issue not yet out this week.  #1 hitting $200.00 peak around May 1st.   Many issues still available direct from publisher website at cover.   #1 settled down now to about $50.00.    Sellers hyping rarity of 2nd and 3rd printings and getting high amounts as well.

186 Rachel Rising 1 $3.99 Abstract 10989 2011 8
206 Rachel Rising 2 $3.99 Abstract 8189 2011 9
196 Rachel Rising 3 $3.99 Abstract 8872 2011 11
269 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4331 2011 12
241 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4737 2012 1
258 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4180 2012 1
296 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4412 2012 2
189 Rachel Rising 6 $3.99 Abstract 8399 2012 3
199 Rachel Rising 7 $3.99 Abstract 8210 2012 4
224 Rachel Rising 8 $3.99 Abstract 8103 2012 5
203 Rachel Rising 9 $3.99 Abstract 8194 2012 7
223 Rachel Rising 10 $3.99 Abstract 8330 2012 8
219 Rachel Rising 11 $3.99 Abstract 7915 2012 9
219 Rachel Rising 12 $3.99 Abstract 7987 2012 10
205 Rachel Rising 13 $3.99 Abstract 7782 2012 12

#21 REVIVAL (Image) #1-10   Early issues still hot but definitely cooled in value from Jan/Feb peak of #1 $45.00

120 Revival 1 $2.99 Image 18039 2012 7
198 Revival 2 $2.99 Image 10486 2012 8
153 Revival 3 $2.99 Image 13943 2012 9
155 Revival 4 $2.99 Image 15251 2012 10
154 Revival 5 $2.99 Image 14098 2012 11

114, Revival6, $2.99, Image, 17,396

124, Revival7, $2.99, Image, 16,639

124, Revival8, $2.99, Image, 17,082

121, Revival9, $2.99, Image, 16,977

134, Revival10, $2.99, Image, 16,314

153, Revival11, $2.99, Image, 13,536

#22 THINK TANK (Image) #1-5.  #1 sold out immediately and no one seems to have a copy.  2nd printings are more common.  #1 1st in the $15-20 range.   News of a new movie broke this week which might push prices up.

263 Think Tank 1 $3.99 Image 6502 2012 8
272 Think Tank 2 $3.99 Image 5713 2012 9
297 Think Tank 3 $3.99 Image 5279 2012 10
288 Think Tank 4 $3.99 Image 4656 2012 11

#23 WILD BLUE YONDER (IDW) #1 and #2 both sold out instantly 2013 – brand new release sold out instantly and regular cover bringing above cover quickly.

184, Wild Blue Yonder, 1, $3.99, IDW, 10,840

#24 X-FILES SEASON 10 #1 and #2 both sold out instantly (IDW) #1 2013 – brand new release sold out instantly and regular cover bringing a bit above cover.

94, XFiles Season 10, 1, $3.99, IDW, 24,270

#25 HALF PAST DANGER #1 and #2 sold out 1st printings instantly.  Some retailers charge more.

249, Half Past Danger, 1, $3.99, IDW, 7,048

283, Half Past Danger, 2, $3.99, IDW, 4,967

#26 EXTINCTION PARADE (Avatar) 4 different covers – high quality format similar to Uber.  Online pre-sales were doing well above cover.  Print run of each cover was less than 5,000 each.

136, Extinction Parade, 1, $3.99, Avatar, 16,061

#27 NIGHTWING #4 (DC) 2011 – hot key issue from this Robin/Batman series.  $25.00 for this key issue.

27, Nightwing4*, $2.99, DC, 51,668

#28 BATGIRL #13 – death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $30

#29 BATMAN #13 / death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $40

#30 HOAX HUNTERS (Image) this title was cover price material until a TV show proposal shot prices way up on all issues.  #0 and #1 are extremely hot and hit $30 each.

248 Hoax Hunters 0 $2.99 Image 5779 2012 3
230 Hoax Hunters 1 $2.99 Image 6973 2012 7
300 Hoax Hunters 3 $2.99 Image 4404 2012 9

#31 LAZARUS #1 (IMAGE 2013) New ongoing series #1 first print sold out instantly late June 2013. Some asking above cover.

34, Lazarus1, $2.99, Image, 48,030

#32 MIND MGMT (Dark Horse) #1-10   #1 is really the only valuable issue at $40 but easy to sell sets at $80.  Very low print run.

262 Mind Mgmt 0 $2.99 Dark Horse 5526 2012 11
236 Mind Mgmt 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7537 2012 5
266 Mind Mgmt 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 5566 2012 7
292 Mind Mgmt 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 5579 2012 8
286 Mind Mgmt 5 $3.99 Dark Horse 5017 2012 9

#33 FIVE GHOSTS – HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY (Image) Mini series #1 and #2 sold out and 2nd printings – rumour of ongoing series.   #1 at $7.00

152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 1, $3.50, Image, 13,163

152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 2, $2.99, Image, 13,127

162, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 3, $2.99, Image, 13,153

175, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 4, $2.99, Image, 11,357

#34 SPAWN #9 (Image 1993) 20 year old comic features 1st appearance of Angela by Neil Gaiman which enters the Marvel Universe this week in Age  Of Ultron #10.    Common book prices are anywhere from $2 to $100 a copy

#35 DAREDEVIL #1-4 (Marvel 2011)  Early issues sold out and on average $10.00 each !

6 Daredevil 1 $3.99 Marvel 64866 2011 7
32 Daredevil 2 $2.99 Marvel 40990 2011 8
64 Daredevil 3 $2.99 Marvel 39477 2011 9
61 Daredevil 4 $2.99 Marvel 40311 2011 9
55 Daredevil 5 $2.99 Marvel 39413 2011 10
58 Daredevil 6 $2.99 Marvel 38302 2011 11
45 Daredevil 7 $2.99 Marvel 38824 2011 12

#36 BATMAN INCORPORATED (DC) #8   Death of Robin hit about $13 now settled at $5.99

29, Batman Incorporated8, $2.99, DC, 55,414

69, Batman Incorporated8, 2nd printing $2.99, DC, 34,679

#37 MANHATTAN PROJECTS  (Image) #1-10   All issues sell well but way down from Jan peaks #1 was at $90 now at $30.  Title is steady sales as print run of #12 is about the same as #1.

102 Manhattan Projects 1 $3.50 Image 17955 2012 3
121 Manhattan Projects 2 $3.50 Image 15697 2012 4
136 Manhattan Projects 3 $3.50 Image 18001 2012 5
124 Manhattan Projects 4 $3.50 Image 18544 2012 6
117 Manhattan Projects 5 $3.50 Image 18398 2012 7
127 Manhattan Projects 6 $3.50 Image 17981 2012 9
127 Manhattan Projects 7 $3.50 Image 17543 2012 11
113 Manhattan Projects 8 $3.50 Image 17028 2012 12
262 Manhattan Projects 1 rep $3.50 Image 5213 2012 4

119, Manhattan Projects9, $3.50, Image, 17,229

125,Manhattan Projects10, $3.50, Image, 17,028

116, Manhattan Projects11, $3.50, Image, 17,517

129, Manhattan Projects, 12, $3.50, Image, 17,076

#38 PROPHET #21 (IMAGE 2012) Sold out immediately in early 2012 – hot issue at $15.00

219 Prophet 21 $2.99 Image 6029 2012 1
257 Prophet 22 $2.99 Image 6030 2012 2
232 Prophet 23 $2.99 Image 6289 2012 3
228 Prophet 24 $2.99 Image 6639 2012 4

#39 NONPLAYERS #1 (IMAGE 2011)  Only 1 issue came out but it sold out before release – still rare  $25.00

218 Nonplayer 1 $2.99 2nd print Image 5956 2011 5
171 Nonplayer 1 $2.99 Image 8869 2011 4

#40 CHEW (IMAGE 2009) #1 is down to about $200.00 from a high of $400.00  Earliest issues still bring decent $$.

287 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 4576 2009 9
246 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 5246 2009 6
247 Chew 2 $2.99 Image 6731 2009 7
142 Chew 3 $2.99 Image 13748 2009 8
169 Chew 4 $2.99 Image 12284 2009 9
142 Chew 5 $2.99 Image 13490 2009 10
144 Chew 6 $2.99 Image 13133 2009 11
156 Chew 7 $2.99 Image 12902 2009 12
137 Chew 8 $2.99 Image 12727 2010 1
143 Chew 9 $2.99 Image 12867 2010 3
127 Chew 10 $2.99 Image 13335 2010 4

#41 ANIMAL MAN #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00  for a while was most valuable new 52 #1.

#42 JUSTICE LEAGUE #1  (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00

#43 JUSTICE LEAGUE COMBO PACK COVER (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $12.00

#44 CATWOMAN #13 / death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $15

#45 MORNING GLORIES – early issues sold out and popular back issues.

167 Morning Glories 1 $3.99 Image 8687 2010 8
218 Morning Glories 2 $3.50 Image 8265 2010 9
156 Morning Glories 3 $3.50 Image 11258 2010 10
151 Morning Glories 4 $3.50 Image 11292 2010 11
167 Morning Glories 5 $3.50 Image 11193 2010 12
121 Morning Glories 6 $3.50 Image 10795 2011 1
155 Morning Glories 7 $2.99 Image 11037 2011 2
180 Morning Glories 8 $2.99 Image 10809 2011 3
143 Morning Glories 9 $2.99 Image 10975 2011 4
172 Morning Glories 10 $2.99 Image 11385 2011 6
192 Morning Glories 11 $2.99 Image 10653 2011 8
176 Morning Glories 12 $2.99 Image 10537 2011 9
205 Morning Glories 13 $2.99 Image 10094 2011 10
183 Morning Glories 14 $2.99 Image 9850 2011 11
166 Morning Glories 15 $2.99 Image 9565 2012 1

#46 FABLES (DC/Vertigo) Long running ongoing series recently announced of potential tv/movie so already expensive #1 selling out at bout $70.00 first printings.   Series has over 120 issues so lots to collect.

#47 LOCKE AND KEY (2008)  Talk of a new movie based on this already hot comic from 2008.

#48 MULTIPLE WARHEADS #1 (ONI 2008) Rare first issue still popular – $32.00

#49 DEADPOOL (MARVEL) 2012 #1 – all early issues sold out. #1-3 commanding a bit over cover.

4 Deadpool 1 $2.99 Marvel 118976 2012 11
21 Deadpool 2 $2.99 Marvel 67421 2012 11
25 Deadpool 3 $2.99 Marvel 60215 2012 12

#50 DJANGO UNCHAINED (DC) #1-3  1st prints sold out – movie adaptation.   #1 and #2 demand higher prices.

161 Django Unchained 1 $3.99 DC 11795 2012 12

#51 TWELVE REASONS TO DIE (Black Mask) #1 – Ghostface Killah famous rapper presents his own comic storyline.

183, 12 Reasons To Die, 1, $3.50, Black Mask, 11,834

#52 THE ACTIVITY (Image) #1-11    Hot in the past month  #1 at $20

253 Activity 1 $3.50 Image 5269 2011 12
270 Activity 2 $3.50 Image 3512 2012 1

#53 THE DAMNED (Oni) #1-5   Generally #1 is a $50 book but a #3 hit $100 earlier in April on ebay. Author of Sixth Gun

238 Damned 1 $3.50 Oni 2989 2006 10

294 Damned 3 $3.50 Oni 2116 2006 12
273 Damned 5 $3.50 Oni 1892 2007 3

#54 THE STRAIN (Dark Horse) 12 issue mini-series becomes due to potential TV series.

128 Strain 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 16023 2011 12
191 Strain 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 7650 2012 1
228 Strain 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 7384 2012 2
220 Strain 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 6767 2012 3
236 Strain 5 $3.50 Dark Horse 6054 2012 6
262 Strain 6 $3.50 Dark Horse 5742 2012 7
300 Strain 7 $3.50 Dark Horse 5376 2012 8
289 Strain 8 $3.50 Dark Horse 4977 2012 9

#55 SUPERMAN #1   New 52 issue multiple printings currently at  $15.00

#56 HELHEIM (Oni) #1-5  #1 quickly hit $8 and stablized.   2nd printing of #1 may prove to be more valuable than the 1st printing.

171, Helheim, 1, $3.99, Oni, 11,877

189, Helheim, 2, $3.99, Oni, 10,256

207, Helheim, 3, $3.99, Oni, 10,118

215, Helheim, 4, $3.99, Oni, 8,432.

#57 STAR WARS #1  Reached up to $30 week of release but now at $10 but still popular.  Sets #1-6 sell for $26

#58 SWAMP THING #1 (DC 2011) New 52 issue multiple printings currently at  $9.00

#59 ACTION #1  (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

#60 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15.1 & #16 (Marvel)  sold out early Death of Peter Parker storyline – sales peaked in Jan 2013

#61 DAREDEVIL #21 & #22 (Marvel) sold out early Death of Peter Parker storyline – sales peaked in Jan 2013

#62 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Marvel) 698-700  Death of Peter Parker storyline super hot in January – still popular due to storyline continuing in Superior-Spiderman

29 Amazing Spider-Man 697 $3.99 Marvel 59872 2012 11
13 Amazing Spider-Man 698 $3.99 Marvel 81342 2012 11
14 Amazing Spider-Man 699 $3.99 Marvel 74904 2012 12
18 Amazing Spider-Man 699.1 $2.99 Marvel 66245 2012 12
1 Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12

#63 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #600 (MARVEL 2009) Had already sold out but then began the new death of Peter Parker storyline.

#64 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1-10 every issue seems to sell out at retail and gets a 2nd printing but not going up in value due to large print runs.  Peter Parker ghost gone in #9 – series might last longer than originally expected.  Readers very happy with this series.

#65 SEX #1-3 (Image)  Lots of demand for #1 in pre-sale but has cooled down.   #1-2 sell for $8.99 as set.

#66 MASS PROJECT / FABULOUS KILLROYS FCBD – 1st appearance of Killroys based on the My Chemical Romance rock band characters hit a high of $33.00 the  week of release of the free comic.  New ongoing series starts in June.    Market now flooded doesnt sell for $3.00

#67 DREAM MERCHANT #1 (IMAGE) New miniseries sold out quickly.

#68 FATALE (Image) #1-10    Only #1 has a high price tag – has cooled at $20

90 Fatale 1 $3.50 Image 20515 2012 1
100 Fatale 2 $3.50 Image 20315 2012 2
89 Fatale 3 $3.50 Image 20222 2012 3
90 Fatale 4 $3.50 Image 22804 2012 4
114 Fatale 5 $3.50 Image 22484 2012 5
105 Fatale 6 $3.50 Image 21828 2012 6
121 Fatale 7 $3.50 Image 21369 2012 8
122 Fatale 8 $3.50 Image 20542 2012 10
129 Fatale 9 $3.50 Image 19345 2012 10
118 Fatale 10 $3.50 Image 18819 2012 11
111 Fatale 11 $3.50 Image 18055 2012 12
270 Fatale 1 rep $3.50 Image 5506 2012 2

#69 LIFE WITH ARCHIE #16   Marriage of gay male Kevin Keller in oversized comic.  Instant sellout in 2012 and still at $15.00

297 Life With Archie 16 $3.99 Archie 2802 2012 1

#70 POWERS BUREAU (MARVEL) 2013 – interestingly this is a poor seller for Marvel but due to that the print run is so bad that copies have sold out and gone to second printing make some collect 1st print runs of this series above cover.

#71 BATGIRL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

#72 JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $6.00

#73 THE TEST #1    One shot doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype.  This one did not even chart Top 300  low sales

#74 PILOT SEASON DECLASSIFIED #1    One shot featuring The Test also doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype

292 Pilot Season Declassified 2011 One Shot $1.00 Image 3462 2011 9

#75 OCCUPY COMICS #1 (Black Mask) #1 sold out issue based on the writings and thoughts of top comic industry people small print run on a issue dealing with the Occupy Wall Street theme.

#76 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #13 (DC) Batman Death in the Family storyline die-cut cover

#77 CLONE (IMAGE 2012) Just today on July 15th 2013 it was announced that it is possible a new tv/movie is in the works based on this comic.  Prices have not yet gone up but demand and hype is growing as the cheapest copies online were getting bought up today.

#78 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (MARVEL 2013) New ongoing series – new movie in the works for next year.  Early issues #0.1, 1, 2 had very high print runs and then retailers pulled back.  Issues #3 and #4 instantly sold out and both have 2nd printings.

#79 DEVIL MAY CRY – THE CHRONICLES OF VERGIL #1 (Titan)  Sold out and up in value with some retailers

#80 REGULAR SHOW #1 many variant covers sold out even with higher print run.   Box edition of #1 covers still currently available at Diamond.

#81 ARCHIE (Archie) #641-644  4 part series with Glee TV Show cast guest appears – small print runs and tv show tie-in with movie stars

#82 STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS – preview to 2013 movie.  Sold out – sets sell above cover.

#83 FCBD – 52 different comics were given away on May 4th 2013 for free comic book day.  A lot of high prices realized the week of release.  All prices have now cooled but due to not being shelved properly random various issues sell well at different times.

#84 ALPHA BIG TIME #0.1 (Marvel 2013) Debut issue is a reprint but debuted before #1 and is now sold out and features Spider-man.  Future potential !

#85 BATMAN #18 / DETECTIVE #18 – Requiem death of Robin storyline sold out

#86 STORMWATCH #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $6.00   Had hit high of $15.00 shortly after release.

#87 THOR GOD OF THUNDER #4 (Marvel) sold out issue with 2nd printing.  Fall of Thor ?

#88 HAPPY (IMAGE) 2013 mini series by Grant Morrison – early issues sold out and reprinted.   Early markups for #1.

#89 THE BOUNCE (IMAGE) Creator owned superhero title from last month actually sold out some places and some dealers marked up slightly.

#90 BREATH OF BONES – A TALE OF THE GOLEM #1 (DARK HORSE) New Steve Niles mini-series issue sold out some places and some sellers asking above cover.

#91 SEA BEAR AND GRIZZLY SHARK #1 (2010) Small print run always sells higher when appears  $6.00 currently.

288 Sea Bear & Grizzly Shark 1 $4.99 Image 4932 2010 6

#92 BRAVEST WARRIORS (KABOOM) #1 1st issue sold out based on animated tv series.  Small price increase.

160 Bravest Warriors 1 $3.99 Boom 14866 2012 10
164 Bravest Warriors 2 $3.99 Boom 12900 2012 11
179 Bravest Warriors 3 $3.99 Boom 10229 2012 12

#93 BEDLAM  #1-5   #1 had reached $10 but now is back to cover price

110 Bedlam 1 $3.50 Image 22736 2012 10

120 Bedlam 2 $3.50 Image 18583 2012 11
291 Bedlam 1 rep $3.50 Image 4567 2012 11

#94 HELL YEAH (IMAGE 2012) #1  sold out has dropped back to cover price

#95 SUPERBIA (IMAGE 2012) #1   has dropped back to cover price.

#96 CROSSED PSYCHOPATH #1-7  issues were much hotter and way above cover in 2012.   Prices have dropped down.

#97 DOCTOR WHO PRISONER OF TIME #1-4   First issues sold out and I did sell some #1′s above guide but some sellers still selling them at cover.  Variant covers sell really well on ebay when initially released!

#98 SUICIDE RISK #1 (BOOM) #1 sold out 1st printing.  Some retailers charge more.

#99 DREAM THIEF #1 (DARK HORSE) #1 sold out 1st printing.  Some retailers charge more.

#100 LIL’ DEPRESSED BOY (IMAGE 2011) Very small print runs caused a big price increase on this scarce title.

280 Lil Depressed Boy 1 $2.99 Image 3339 2011 2
296 Lil Depressed Boy 3 $2.99 Image 2808 2011 4

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com  for the initial Diamond sales figures data

You can see complete monthly Diamond sales chart data and more stats at his site !

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics.   hoknes@hotmail.com

DC COMICS 2013 – Sold Out – Out of Print Comics

DC COMICS 2013 – Sold Out – Out Of Print Comics

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Diamond Distributors usually keeps some extra stock of all ongoing DC titles available for retailers.  This usually means in most cases you can go back a full year and still order copies of any issue.   Only surprise sell out books will completely vanish from inventory which may lead to 2nd printings for some books.   This is not very common for DC.  However its very common for Marvel.

DC restarted almost all of their titles with new #1 issues in the fall of 2011.   Almost the first 7 issues of every single “New 52” title has been sold out at Diamond.

I have personally looked up every single DC Comic that Diamond currently has in stock.

This list includes all 70 ongoing titles as of August 2013 release date.

The list below is the exact list of all available comics (1st printings only) that you can STILL GET your local comic shop to order for you.

This list is also interesting because it shows which titles continually sell out each month.

If you are a speculator there are two things that have to happen for a comic to go up in value.

First of  all Diamond needs to sell out, secondly most local comic shops need to sell out.

Therefore this list showing us what books have officially sold at Diamond will give you an idea of what books to hunt for.

Just selling out is still not a guarantee that a comic will go up in value.  BUT it MUST sell out if it will have any chance of going up in value in the future.   So far the most marked up back issues sold out that came out this year include Injustice Gods Among Us issues.

Thanks to Diamond Comics database for the most accurate details below.

DC – ONGOING TITLES / COVER PRICE / ISSUES STILL AVAILABLE

ACTION COMICS #23 $3.99 9-23
ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #4 $3.99 1-4
ALL STAR WESTERN #23 $3.99 9-23
AME COMI GIRLS #6 $3.99 1-6
AMERICAN VAMPIRE ANTHOLOGY #1 (MR) $7.99 1
ANIMAL MAN #23 $2.99 13-22
AQUAMAN #23 $2.99 9-23
ARROW #10 $3.99 5-10
ASTRO CITY #3 $3.99 1-3
BATGIRL #23 $2.99 10-11 15-17 19-23
BATMAN #23 $3.99 12 15-16 19-20 22-23
BATMAN 66 #2 $3.99 1-2
BATMAN AND … #23 $2.99 2-3 9 13 15-17 19-23
BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED #17 $3.99 9-17
BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #1 $3.99 1
BATMAN LIL GOTHAM #5 $2.99 2-5
BATMAN SUPERMAN #3 $3.99 1-3
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #23 $2.99 2 7-9 11-23
BATWING #23 $2.99 9-18 20-23
BATWOMAN #23 $2.99 2 9-23
BIRDS OF PREY #23 $2.99 9-22
CATWOMAN #23 $2.99 9-12 14-23
COLLIDER #2 (MR) $2.99 1-2
CONSTANTINE #6 $2.99 3-6
DEMON KNIGHTS #23 $2.99 5 8-23
DETECTIVE COMICS #23 $3.99 7-17 19-23
DIAL H #15 (NOTE PRICE) $4.99 1-15
EARTH 2 #15 $2.99 3-15
FABLES #132 (MR) $2.99 121-132
FAIREST #18 (MR) $2.99 5 10-18
FLASH #23 $2.99 9 11-23
GREEN ARROW #23 $2.99 8-16 18-23
GREEN LANTERN #23 $2.99 1 8-23
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #23 $2.99 3 8-23
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #23 $2.99 2 8-23
GREEN TEAM TEEN TRILLIONAIRES #4 $2.99 1-4
HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #5 $2.99 1-5
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US #8 $3.99 5-8
JUSTICE LEAGUE #23 (TRINITY) $3.99 2 9-11 13-23
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #23 (TRINITY) (NOTE PRICE) $3.99 2-3 10-23
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 (TRINITY) $3.99 1-3 5-7
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICAS VIBE #7 $2.99 1-7
KATANA #7 $2.99 1-7
LARFLEEZE #3 $2.99 1-3
LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #11 $3.99 1-11
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #23 $2.99 10-23
LOONEY TUNES #214 $2.99 210-214
MAD MAGAZINE #523 $5.99 516-523
MOVEMENT #4 $2.99 1-4
NIGHTWING #23 $2.99 2 9-17 19-23
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #23 $2.99 9 11-12 14-17 19-23
RED LANTERNS #23 $2.99 10-23
SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #36 $2.99 32-36
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #16 $3.99 12-16
STORMWATCH #23 $2.99 4 10-23
SUICIDE SQUAD #23 $2.99 10-13 15-23
SUPERBOY #23 $2.99 2-5 9-23
SUPERGIRL #23 $2.99 2-3 7-23
SUPERMAN #23 $2.99 8-9 11-12 14-23
SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #3 $3.99 1-3
SWAMP THING #23 $2.99 3-4 10-23
TALON #11 $2.99 0-11
TEEN TITANS #23 $2.99 2-3 8-23
THRESHOLD #8 $3.99 1-8
TRINITY OF SIN PANDORA #3 (TRINITY) $2.99 2-3
TRINITY OF SIN THE PHANTOM STRANGER #11 (TRINITY WAR) $2.99 9-11
UNWRITTEN #52 (MR) $2.99 23 47-52
WAKE #2 (MR) $4.99 2
WONDER WOMAN #23 $2.99 13-23
WORLDS FINEST #15 $2.99 1-9 11-15

 

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics.   hoknes@hotmail.com

EVERY #1 ISSUE of 2013 – All New Comic Book Series Debuted This Year and Sales Stats

Comics Best Selling First Issues 2013

EVERY #1 ISSUE OF 2013 – All new comic book series debuted this year and sales stats

Report by Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com

The following massive chart is to be a basic index to all the new comic series that debut each month.  Its a quick look at the most ordered and best selling #1 issues of every single month plus a great reference to look back at and see what comics are likely to be future hot books.  As we all know the industry has always invested the most in #1 first issues  So now you have a list of all of them at your fingertips showing their print runs.  This list also includes one-shots, Annual #1′s and #0′s as well.

The first column is the comics rank for the month for #1 issues.  The second column is its overall rank for all comics that month.

so far this year Marvel has had the #1 ranking #1 issue of the month 4 out of 6 times.

Jupiters Legacy and Walking Dead:  Governors Special are the only #1 issues non-DC/Marvel to sell over 50,000 copies.

Only 13 #1 issues so far this year had sales of over 100,000 copies.

Only 3 #1 issues so far this year had sales of over 200,000 copies

Top Selling #1 issues so far of 2013 (plus how many copies Diamond still has in inventory as of today)

1 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 311,000 – Diamond has 3,500 copies left

2 SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1 251,456 – Diamond 22,000 copies left

3 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 211,000 – Diamond 1,000 copies left

4 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1 188,000 – Diamond 0 copies left

5 UNCANNY X-MEN #1 177,000 – Diamond 1,800 copies left

6 X-MEN #1 177,000 – Diamond 0 copies left

7 AGE OF ULTRON #1 174,000 – Diamond 1,200 copies left

8 BATMAN SUPERMAN #1 143,457 – Diamond 15,700 copies left

9 WOLVERINE #1 117,000 – Diamond 1,800 copies left

10 NEW AVENGERS #1 116,000 – Diamond 0 copies left

11 THANOS RISING #1 114,000 – Diamond 0 copies left

12 JUPITERS LEGACY #1 105,000 – Diamond 0 copies left

13 SAVAGE WOLVERINE #1 102,000 – Diamond 100 copies left

 

JUNE 2013
1 1 Superman Unchained 1 $4.99 DC 251456
2 2 Batman Superman 1 $3.99 DC 143457
3 10 Kick-Ass 3 1 $2.99 Marvel 78035
4 34 Lazarus 1 $2.99 Image 48030
5 46 True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 42613
6 59 Larfleeze 1 $2.99 DC 36638
7 75 Bubblegun 1 $1.00 Aspen 28517
8 77 Astro City 1 $3.99 DC 27700
9 87 Daredevil Dark Nights 1 $2.99 Marvel 25736
10 94 X-Files Season 10 1 $3.99 IDW 24270
11 124 100 Bullets Brother Lono 1 $3.99 DC 17489
12 128 Masters of The Universe Origin of Hordak 1 $2.99 DC 17113
13 136 Extinction Parade 1 $3.99 Avatar 16061
14 137 American Vampire The Long Road To Hell 1 $6.99 DC 16042
15 139 Herobear and the Kid Special 1 $3.99 Boom 15491
16 158 Uncanny 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 13192
17 163 Marvels Thor Dark World Prelude 1 $2.99 Marvel 12528
18 177 Thumbprint By Joe Hill 1 $3.99 IDW 11185
19 184 Wild Blue Yonder 1 $3.99 IDW 10840
20 197 Godzilla Rulers of The Earth 1 $3.99 IDW 9813
21 211 Marvel Backlist Reading Chronology 1 $1.99 Marvel 8837
22 214 Transformers Monstrosity 1 $3.99 IDW 8562
23 217 Baltimore The Inquisitor One Shot 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 8309
24 222 Malevolent Mr Burns 1 $3.99 Bongo 8048
25 227 Six Gun Gorilla 1 $3.99 Boom 7730
26 238 Mouse Guard Legends of the Guard Vol. 2 1 $3.50 Archaia 7116
27 243 Crow Curare 1 $3.99 IDW 6607
28 246 Breath of Bones A Tale of the Golem 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 6465
29 251 Captain Midnight 0 $2.99 Dark Horse 6290
30 254 Spongebob Comics Annual Giant Swimtacular 1 $4.99 United Plankton 6137
31 258 X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 5664
32 259 Screwed 1 $2.99 Zenescope 5656
33 262 Fathom Elite Saga 1 $3.99 Aspen 5499
34 264 Grimm Fairy Tales Annual 2013 1 $5.99 Zenescope 5396
35 265 All New Secret Skullkickers 1 $3.50 Image 5346
36 266 Superman Unchained 1 Combo Pack $5.99 DC 5336
37 267 Liberator 1 $3.50 Black Mask 5266
38 274 Grimm Fairy Tales Demons Unseen 1 $3.99 Zenescope 5142
39 286 My Little Pony Color Me Treasury Ed 1 $9.99 IDW 4810
40 306 A1 1 $3.99 Titan 3981
41 310 Atomic Robo Savage Sword of Dr Dinosaur 1 $3.50 Red 5 3848
42 330 Aspen Splash 2013 Swimsuit Spectacular Anniversary Ed 1 $3.99 Aspen 3310
43 339 Sesame Street 1 $3.99 Ape 3175

 

MAY 2013
1 1 X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 177633
2 24 Ten Grand 1 $2.99 Image 57216
3 40 Wake 1 $2.99 DC 44867
4 44 Batman The Dark Knight Annual 1 $4.99 DC 43175
5 49 Earth 2 Annual 1 $4.99 DC 41325
6 56 Regular Show 1 $3.99 Boom 38466
7 63 Avengers Enemy Within 1 $2.99 Marvel 34205
8 70 Adventures of Superman 1 $3.99 DC 30992
9 72 Red Hood And The Outlaws Annual 1 $4.99 DC 30157
10 74 Movement 1 $2.99 DC 29246
11 77 Green Team 1 $2.99 DC 27775
12 90 Charismagic Vol. 2 1 $1.00 Aspen 25212
13 95 Bounce 1 $2.99 Image 24259
14 96 Catwoman Annual 1 $4.99 DC 24228
15 98 Sesame Street 1 $3.99 Ape 23765
16 104 Chin Music 1 $2.99 Image 22383
17 112 Adventure Time Annual 1 $4.99 Boom 20975
18 133 Black Bat 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 16328
19 137 Uber 1 $3.99 Avatar 16109
20 139 Iron Man Coming of Melter 1 $3.99 Marvel 15871
21 143 Grimm 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 15455
22 148 Image Firsts Walking Dead 1 $1.00 Image 15254
23 153 Battlestar Galactica 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 14356
24 156 Dream Merchant 1 $3.50 Image 14024
25 157 Smallville Season 11 Special 1 $4.99 DC 13988
26 172 King Conan Hour of the Dragon 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 12566
27 174 Shadowman 0 $3.99 Valiant 12252
28 179 Archer & Armstrong 0 $3.99 Valiant 12076
29 183 12 Reasons To Die 1 $3.50 Black Mask 11834
30 195 X 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 11071
31 196 Suicide Risk 1 $3.99 Boom 10913
32 199 Clive Barker Next Testament 1 $3.99 Boom 10797
33 206 Doomsday.1 1 $3.99 IDW 10230
34 213 Lobster Johnson Satan Smells A Rat One Shot 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 9846
35 215 Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland Down Rabbit Hole 1 $2.99 Zenescope 9734
36 221 Injustice Gods Among Us (3rd print) 1 $3.99 DC 9162
37 223 Occupy Comics 1 $3.50 Black Mask 8977
38 224 Transformers Prime Beast Hunters 1 $3.99 IDW 8975
39 226 Image Firsts Peter Panzerfaust 1 $1.00 Image 8756
40 230 Image Firsts Invincible 1 $1.00 Image 8424
41 231 Transformers Spotlight Hoist 1 $3.99 IDW 8373
42 233 Grimm Fairy Tales Robyn Hood Wanted 1 $2.99 Zenescope 8242
43 237 Image Firsts Saga 1 $1.00 Image 8091
44 238 Dream Thief 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7927
45 243 Edgar Allan Poes Fall of the House of Usher 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7650
46 249 Half Past Danger 1 $3.99 IDW 7048
47 259 Damsels Mermaids 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6564
48 268 Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 5963
49 279 Grimm Fairy Tales Hunters Shadowlands 1 $2.99 Zenescope 5408
50 281 Grimm Fairy Tales Werewolves Hunger 1 $3.99 Zenescope 5356
51 288 Akaneiro 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 5172
52 292 Uber 0 $4.99 Avatar 5084
53 293 John Carpenters Asylum 1 $3.99 Storm King 5081
54 296 East of West (3rd print) 1 $3.50 Image 5024
55 334 Cyborg 009 Chapter 000 One Shot 1 $1.00 Archaia 4131
56 337 Solid State Tank Girl 1 $3.99 Titan 3985
57 338 X-O Manowar One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3953
58 343 Harbinger One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3816
59 346 Archer & Armstrong One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3759
60 347 Bloodshot One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3722
61 352 Shadowman One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3593
62 365 Legend of Oz Scarecrow 1 $3.50 Big Dog 3334

 

APRIL 2013
1 2 Thanos Rising 1 $3.99 Marvel 114720
2 3 Jupiters Legacy 1 $2.99 Image 105437
3 41 Ultron 1 $3.99 Marvel 44854
4 60 Jirni 1 $1.00 Aspen 35777
5 78 Batman Lil Gotham 1 $2.99 DC 27591
6 85 He Man And The Masters of The Universe 1 $2.99 DC 25254
7 110 Harbinger Wars 1 $3.99 Valiant 18729
8 111 Miss Fury 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 18441
9 120 Star Wars Darth Vader & Ninth Assassin 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 17278
10 139 Invincible Universe 1 $2.99 Image 14526
11 144 TMNT Villain Microseries: Krang 1 $3.99 IDW 13689
12 150 G.I. Joe Cobra Files 1 $3.99 IDW 13231
13 162 Dark Tower Gunslinger Evil Ground 1 $3.99 Marvel 12473
14 167 Danger Girl Trinity 1 $3.99 IDW 12063
15 169 Abe Sapien Dark & Terrible 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 11783
16 178 Uber 0 $3.99 Avatar 10849
17 191 1 For $1 Mind Mgmt 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 9926
18 193 East of West 1 $3.50 Image 9742
19 206 Grimm Fairy Tales Robyn Hood Vs Red Riding Hood 1 $5.99 Zenescope 8883
20 208 Transformers Spotlight Trailcutter 1 $3.99 IDW 8690
21 209 House of Gold & Bones 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 8635
22 210 Colonized 1 $3.99 IDW 8521
23 211 Miniature Jesus 1 $3.99 Image 8363
24 217 Adventure Time 1 $3.99 Boom 7854
25 221 X 0 $2.99 Dark Horse 7502
26 222 Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed 1 $5.99 Zenescope 7497
27 225 Polarity 1 $3.99 Boom 7459
28 226 1 For $1 The Massive 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 7398
29 228 Kiss Solo 1 $3.99 IDW 7177
30 231 Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed 0 $1.99 Zenescope 7103
31 233 Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed Vampires Eternal 1 $3.99 Zenescope 7009
32 240 Guardians of Galaxy 1 $3.99 Marvel 6681
33 248 Star Wars 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 6306
34 253 Last of Us American Dreams 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 6032
35 254 Dungeons & Dragons Cutter 1 $3.99 IDW 5986
36 260 Sex 1 $2.99 Image 5668
37 262 Witchblade Day of the Outlaw One Shot 1 $3.99 Image 5636
38 263 TMNT Color Classics Micro Series Leonardo 1 $3.99 IDW 5615
39 265 68 Jungle Jim 1 $3.99 Image 5488
40 272 Dark Shadows Year One 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5270
41 284 Mighty Skullkickers 1 $3.50 Image 4856
42 299 Mice Templar IV Legend 1 $3.99 Image 4377
43 362 Steam Wars 1 $3.99 Antarctic 2399
44 367 Rogues 1 $3.99 Amigo 2230
45 380 Bodie Troll 1 $2.99 Red 5 1981
46 392 Victorian Secret Agents 1 $3.95 Antarctic 1676
47 405 Helheim (2nd print) 1 $3.99 Oni 1354
48 407 Neozoic Traders Gambit 1 $3.50 Red 5 1345
49 410 Last Zombie 1 $3.99 Antarctic 1323

 

MARCH 2013
1 1 Guardians of the Galaxy 1 $3.99 Marvel 211312
2 2 Age of Ultron 1 $3.99 Marvel 174952
3 4 Wolverine 1 $3.99 Marvel 117669
4 35 East of West 1 $3.50 Image 49518
5 62 Constantine 1 $2.99 DC 37564
6 72 X-Termination 1 $3.99 Marvel 33377
7 78 Shrugged Vol. 2 1 $1.00 Aspen 30657
8 79 Ultimate Comics Wolverine 1 $3.99 Marvel 29537
9 98 Sex 1 $2.99 Image 23630
10 105 Star Wars Legacy 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 21600
11 115 Justice League of America 1 $3.99 DC 19225
12 127 Ame Comi Girls 1 $3.99 DC 16558
13 139 Lost Vegas 1 $3.50 Image 15273
14 140 Mark Waid Green Hornet 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 15114
15 149 Sledgehammer 44 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 13446
16 152 Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray 1 $3.50 Image 13163
17 154 G.I. Joe Special Missions 1 $3.99 IDW 13104
18 159 Judge Dredd Year One 1 $3.99 IDW 13013
19 165 BPRD Vampire 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 12474
20 171 Helheim 1 $3.99 Oni 11877
21 187 Walking Dead Michonne Special 1 $2.99 Image 10703
22 192 Time Warp 1 $7.99 DC 9964
23 202 Transformers Spotlight Bumblebee One Shot 1 $3.99 IDW 9098
24 212 Transformers Fall of Cybertron 1 $7.99 IDW 8092
25 242 Drew Hayes Poison Elves 1 $2.99 Ape 6052
26 243 Savage Skullkickers 1 $3.50 Image 6007
27 244 Tmnt Color Classics Micro Series Donatello 1 $3.99 IDW 6000
28 246 Doctor Who Classics 1 $3.99 IDW 5954
29 252 Injustice Gods Among Us 1 $3.99 DC 5543
30 259 Superior Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 5335
31 263 Deadpool Killustrated 1 $2.99 Marvel 5209
32 274 Young Avengers 1 $2.99 Marvel 4890
33 283 Deadpool 1 $2.99 Marvel 4671
34 293 Bionic Man Annual 1 $4.99 Dynamic Forces 4313
35 296 All Crime 1 $3.95 Art of Fiction 4204
36 355 Grimm Fairy Tales St Patricks Day Spec 1 $5.99 Zenescope 2903
37 371 Grimm Fairy Tales St Patricks Day 1 $5.99 Zenescope 2326
38 376 Zombies Vs Cheerleaders Vol. 2 1 $3.99 3 Finger 2186
39 384 Sixth Gun Sons of the Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 2053
40 389 Best of Zenescope Special Ed 1 $6.99 Zenescope 1987
41 400 Cavewoman Oasis 1 $3.75 Basement 1683

 

FEBRUARY 2013
1 1 Justice League of America 1 $3.99 DC 307734
2 2 Uncanny X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 177463
3 10 Secret Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 85267
4 14 Nova 1 $3.99 Marvel 80857
5 15 Guardians of Galaxy 0.1 $3.99 Marvel 80344
6 30 Fearless Defenders 1 $2.99 Marvel 53688
7 34 Walking Dead The Governor Special 1 $2.99 Image 51355
8 62 My Little Pony Twilight Sparkle 1 $3.99 IDW 34435
9 64 Legend of the Shadowclan 1 $1.00 Aspen 33246
10 78 Justice League of Americas Vibe 1 $2.99 DC 27051
11 79 Avengers Assemble Annual 1 $4.99 Marvel 27028
12 80 Katana 1 $2.99 DC 27021
13 93 Alpha Big Time 1 $2.99 Marvel 22778
14 103 Young Romance New 52 Valentines Day Special 1 $7.99 DC 20963
15 108 Shadow Year One 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 19310
16 116 G.I. Joe 1 $3.99 IDW 17553
17 117 Star Wars 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 17441
18 123 Garth Ennis Red Team 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 16724
19 126 Superior Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 16427
20 139 Powers Bureau 1 $3.95 Marvel 14698
21 142 Ghostbusters 1 $3.99 IDW 14442
22 144 Star Wars Dark Times Fire Carrier 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 14308
23 153 Snapshot 1 $2.99 Image 13337
24 163 Son of Merlin 1 $1.00 Image 12575
25 166 Rocketeer Hollywood Horror 1 $3.99 IDW 12488
26 179 Fairy Quest 1 $3.99 Boom 10728
27 182 Transformers Spotlight Megatron One Shot 1 $3.99 IDW 10356
28 197 Dejah Thoris & Green Men of Mars 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8932
29 205 Baltimore Widow & The Tank One Shot 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 8071
30 208 Five Weapons 1 $3.50 Image 7721
31 209 Crossed Annual 2013 1 $5.99 Avatar 7613
32 215 Uncanny Skullkickers 1 $3.50 Image 7271
33 218 Grimm Fairy Tales Jungle Book Last of the Species 1 $3.99 Zenescope 7090
34 237 Professor Frink Fantastic Science Fictions 1 $3.99 Bongo 6395
35 238 Red Sonja Unchained 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6275
36 239 Dia De Los Muertos 1 $4.99 Image 6179
37 241 Grimm Fairy Tales Madness of Wonderland 1 $3.99 Zenescope 6150
38 245 Grimm Fairy Tales Valentines Day Special 2013 1 $5.99 Zenescope 6036
39 258 Hellraiser Dark Watch 1 $3.99 Boom 5528
40 280 Kill Shakespeare Tide of Blood 1 $3.99 IDW 4820
41 285 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 Marvel 4727
42 286 Mylo Xyloto 1 $3.99 Bongo 4723
43 329 Sixth Gun Sons of the Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 3526
44 404 NFL Rush Zone Season of the Guardians 1 $3.99 Action Lab 1459

 

JANUARY 2013
1 1 Superior Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 188182
2 4 New Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 116280
3 6 Savage Wolverine 1 $3.99 Marvel 102530
4 10 Uncanny X-Force 1 $3.99 Marvel 86187
5 18 Young Avengers 1 $2.99 Marvel 71254
6 29 Batman And Robin Annual 1 $4.99 DC 52244
7 45 Morbius Living Vampire 1 $2.99 Marvel 43883
8 48 Before Watchmen Dollar Bill 1 $3.99 DC 42308
9 49 Green Lantern Corps Annual 1 $4.99 DC 41836
10 53 Star Wars 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 39663
11 58 Deadpool Killustrated 1 $2.99 Marvel 36771
12 59 Green Lantern New Guardians Annual 1 $4.99 DC 36674
13 72 Threshold 1 $3.99 DC 29312
14 86 Superboy Annual 1 $4.99 DC 23694
15 96 Injustice Gods Among Us 1 $3.99 DC 20733
16 108 TMNT Secret Foot Clan 1 $3.99 IDW 18315
17 110 Punisher Nightmare 1 $3.99 Marvel 17932
18 111 Masters of the Universe Origin of He Man 1 $2.99 DC 17866
19 128 Star Trek Countdown To Darkness 1 $3.99 IDW 15753
20 149 Dark Tower Gunslinger Sheemies Tale 1 $3.99 Marvel 12985
21 153 Doctor Who Prisoners of Time 1 $3.99 IDW 12752
22 179 Mars Attacks Transformers 1 $3.99 IDW 9805
23 183 Image Firsts Walking Dead 1 $1.00 Image 9327
24 185 Mars Attacks Kiss 1 $3.99 IDW 8946
25 188 Mars Attacks Real Ghostbusters 1 $3.99 IDW 8695
26 189 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 1 $3.99 IDW 8605
27 192 Transformers Spotlight Thundercracker 1 $3.99 IDW 8327
28 196 Marvels Iron Man 3 Prelude 1 $2.99 Marvel 7951
29 197 Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth 1 $2.99 Image 7879
30 201 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 1 $3.99 Boom 7644
31 213 Insurgent 1 $2.99 DC 7143
32 215 Mars Attacks Zombies Vs Robots 1 $3.99 IDW 7024
33 218 Black Beetle 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 6993
34 224 Bionic Man Vs Bionic Woman 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6753
35 227 High Ways 1 $3.99 IDW 6453
36 242 End Times of Bram & Ben 1 $2.99 Image 6009
37 243 Repossessed 1 $2.99 Image 5952
38 256 Emily & The Strangers 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 5409
39 271 Marvels Thor Adaptation 1 $2.99 Marvel 5068
40 280 Deathmatch 1 $1.00 Boom 4814
41 289 Answer 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 4572
42 297 Deadpool 1 $2.99 Marvel 4330
43 309 Grimm Fairy TalesAnimated Series 1 $3.99 Zenescope 4064
44 372 Crawling Sky 1 $3.99 Antarctic 2627
45 381 Kolchak & Honey West 1 $3.99 Moonstone 2265
46 390 Plume 1 $3.99 Devil’s Due 1844
47 440 Fubar Winter Special 1 $2.99 Alterna 969

 

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com  for the initial Diamond sales figures data – see complete monthly Diamond sales chart and more stats at this site !

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics.   hoknes@hotmail.com

 

HOTTEST New Comic Hot Back Issues During early June 2013

Top 90 Hottest Comic Titles during June 1-15 2013 – list by Terry Hoknes of HoknesComics.com

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This list is compiled from my non-stop research of the current market.   I believe these were the most demand and growing in value books this month.     I did not focus on variants specifically as I can’t even keep track of them all.    If you think I have missed any titles please let me know.  I am updating this list every 2 weeks.  You will be amazed at how much can change in one month good and bad.

Summer is here and there is really no major changes in the industry for hot titles except the addition of a couple new recent books that sold out and have quick gains – The Last Of Us and Six Gun Gorilla.   What we see is mostly a continuation of interest in the same books but mostly at a reduced price.   I expect this will stay true for the next 5 months but the big question is will prices and interest pick up again for these books in the fall.   Some fear the speculation boom of 2012/2013 has peaked and is now over.  It is possible however there will always be certain books that go up in value in any time period simply based on supply and demand.

Here are my picks of what I believe are the hottest comics at this very moment from all sold releases of the last few years online based on back issue sales ABOVE cover price.

#1 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US (DC) – the only hot DC title small print runs and 3rd prints selling out.  Peaked in May at $85.00 for set of #1-4      Many sellers with reprint sets that also sell well.   #1 2nd printing hit $12.00   #1 $40 #2 $25 #3 $8 #4 $5 #5 $4

#2 THE LAST OF US (DARK HORSE) – New title on the list.  #1 sold out – tie-in to video g ame.  1st print up to $20 and 2nd print at $7.00.  #2 1st print at $7.00.  Top two comics are both based on video games!

#3 THE WALKING DEAD (Image) #108 1st app Ezekiel and #110 origin and battle of Ezekiel with Michonne.  All back issues #1-110 are sold out and bring above cover prices.  #92 and #93 extremely hot at  $30.00 each.   Retailers upped their orders yet again starting with #109 onwards after the sellout of #108.  This is the highest print runs have ever been (not counting #100).

#4 PETER PANZERFAUST (Image) #1-9 prices peaked in March.  #8 and #9 really hot but less demand for #4-6.    #1 hit high of $300 now around $200.00   Current prices #2 $60 / #3 $20 / #4-7 $10 each / #8 $20 / #9 $20

#5 NOWHERE MEN (Image) #1-3 prices had peaked at $40,25,15 in March.    Set of #1-5 now sells for $60.00   #1 $30 / #2 $20 / #3 $10 / #4 $3 / #5 $3

#6 RACHEL RISING (Abstract) #1-16     TV announcement this week helped drive demand up as Diamond sold out of even the current issue not yet out this week.  #1 hitting $200.00 peak around May 1st.   Many issues still available direct from publisher website at cover.   #1 settled down now to about $70.00.    Sellers hyping rarity of 2nd and 3rd printings and getting high amounts as well.

#7 THE SIXTH GUN (Oni) – all 29 issues sold out – many not even on ebay and low print runs.  sold a #1 for $250 in Mid April.  #1 now at $90.00

#8 EAST OF WEST (Image) #1 Hot as a pre-seller and has stabilized at $7.00.   4th printing already and sets of #1-2 sell well.

#9 SIX GUN GORILLA (BOOM) New on the list.  New #1 issue of mini-series based on golden age character quickly sold out and selling at $10.00 within a week of release.

#10 SAGA #1-12    #1 still super hot at about $80 down from peak of $100 – all issues in demand even with high print runs.  #12 was hot for a moment when banned by Apple.

#11 BATMAN #1 5 7 9 – sold out issues averaging $20.00 each and #1 sells for $50.00.  Complete sets of #1-10 bring $150.00.  Batman is the #1 selling regular monthly comic book these days and it is the most valuable “complete set” of all current titles.

#12 HAWKEYE #1-10   The only hot back issue Marvel title with all issues in multiple printings.  #1 now settled at about $25.00.   Almost every issue has been reprinted.  New issues still sell out.

#13 ADVENTURE TIME – animated cartoon series – numerous printings now.   #1 is truly rare – no sellers on ebay even have a copy for sale.   $50 to $100 per copy of #1 first print.  #2 currently in the $20-30 range.  #3 $10.  #1-6 have been reprinted with connecting cover image.   #1-6 and #9-10 sold out from diamond.

#14 POLARITY #1-2   Small print run instantly to a 2nd printing.  #1 sells for $10

#15 BATGIRL #13 – death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $30

#16 BATMAN #13 / death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $40

#17 THIEF OF THIEVES #1-12    Early issues still super hot – value peaked in January but still selling well

#18 REVIVAL (Image) #1-10   Early issues still hot but definitely cooled in value from Jan/Feb peak of #1 $45.00

#19 HOAX HUNTERS (Image) this title was cover price material until a TV show proposal shot prices way up on all issues.  #0 and #1 are extremely hot and hit $30 each.

#20 UBER #0-1-2    Sold out both printings instantly.  Future is unpredictable – more speculators than readers bought this.  Some amazing variant covers make it a big job to collect every cover version of each issue.   Almost all copies and printings are $8 or higher.    #0 has a 2nd printing called “enhanced edition”.

#21 MIND MGMT (Dark Horse) #1-10   #1 is really the only valuable issue at $40 but easy to sell sets at $80.  Very low print run.

#22 THINK TANK (Image) #1-5.  #1 sold out immediately and no one seems to have a copy.  2nd printings are more common.  #1 1st in the $15-20 range.   News of a new movie broke this week which might push prices up.

#23 NIGHTWING #4 (DC) 2012 – hot key issue from this Robin/Batman series.  $25.00 for this key issue.

#24 FIVE GHOSTS – HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY (Image) Mini series #1 and #2 sold out and 2nd printings – rumour of ongoing series.   #1 at $7.00

#25 SPAWN #9 (Image 1993) 20 year old comic features 1st appearance of Angela by Neil Gaiman which enters the Marvel Universe this week in Age  Of Ultron #10.    Common book prices are anywhere from $2 to $100 a copy

#26 DAREDEVIL #1-4 (Marvel 2011)  Early issues sold out and on average $10.00 each !

#27 TWELVE REASONS TO DIE (Black Mask) #1 – Ghostface Killah famous rapper presents his own comic storyline.

#28 THE ACTIVITY (Image) #1-11    Hot in the past month  #1 at $20

#29 THE DAMNED (Oni) #1-5   Generally #1 is a $50 book but a #3 hit $100 earlier in April on ebay. Author of Sixth Gun

#30 BATMAN INCORPORATED (DC) #8   Death of Robin hit about $13 now settled at $5.99

#31 MANHATTAN PROJECTS  (Image) #1-10   All issues sell well but way down from Jan peaks #1 was at $90 now at $30

#32 MORNING GLORIES – early issues sold out and popular back issues.

#33 PROPHET #21 (IMAGE 2012) Sold out immediately in early 2012 – hot issue at $15.00

#34 NONPLAYERS #1 (IMAGE 2011)  Only 1 issue came out but it sold out before release – still rare  $25.00

#35 DETECTIVE COMICS #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $25.00

#36 ANIMAL MAN #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00  for a while was most valuable new 52 #1.

#37 JUSTICE LEAGUE #1  (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00

#38 JUSTICE LEAGUE COMBO PACK COVER (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $12.00

#39 CATWOMAN #13 / death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $15

#40 FABLES (DC/Vertigo) Long running ongoing series recently announced of potential tv/movie so already expensive #1 selling out at bout $50.00 first printings.   Series has over 120 issues so lots to collect.

#41 DJANGO UNCHAINED (DC) #1-3  1st prints sold out – movie adaptation.   #1 and #2 demand higher prices.

#42 THE STRAIN (Dark Horse) 12 issue mini-series becomes due to potential TV series.

#43 SUPERMAN #1   New 52 issue multiple printings currently at  $15.00

#44 HELHEIM (Oni) #1-3  #1 quickly hit $8 and stablized.   2nd printing of #1 may prove to be more valuable than the 1st printing.

#45 STAR WARS #1  Reached up to $30 week of release but now at $10 but still popular.  Sets #1-6 sell for $26

#46 SWAMP THING #1 (DC 2011) New 52 issue multiple printings currently at  $9.00

#47 ACTION #1  (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

#48 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15.1 & #16 (Marvel)  sold out early Death of Peter Parker storyline – sales peaked in Jan 2013

#49 DAREDEVIL #21 & #22 (Marvel) sold out early Death of Peter Parker storyline – sales peaked in Jan 2013

#50 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Marvel) 698-700  Death of Peter Parker storyline super hot in January – still popular due to storyline continuing in Superior-Spiderman

#51 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #600 (MARVEL 2009) Had already sold out but then began the new death of Peter Parker storyline.

#52 TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH (Image) #1 hit high of $20 immediately and then settled down.    Smaller print run.  Mini-series #1-4 is sold out and will become ongoing soon from Image.

#53 SEX #1-3 (Image)  Lots of demand for #1 in pre-sale but has cooled down.   #1-2 sell for $8.99 as set.

#54 MASS PROJECT / FABULOUS KILLROYS FCBD – 1st appearance of Killroys based on the My Chemical Romance rock band characters hit a high of $33.00 the  week of release of the free comic.  New ongoing series starts in June.    Market now flooded doesnt sell for $3.00

#55 DREAM MERCHANT #1 (IMAGE) New miniseries sold out quickly.

#56 FATALE (Image) #1-10    Only #1 has a high price tag – has cooled at $20

#57 LIFE WITH ARCHIE #16   Marriage of gay male Kevin Keller in oversized comic.  Instant sellout in 2012 and still at $15.00

#58 POWERS BUREAU (MARVEL) 2013 – interestingly this is a poor seller for Marvel but due to that the print run is so bad that copies have sold out and gone to second printing make some collect 1st print runs of this series above cover.

#59 BATGIRL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

#60 JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $6.00

#61 TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH #1-3   #1 peaked at $17 immediately but now sells for about $7.   Sets still sell

#62 THE TEST #1    One shot doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype.  This one did not even chart Top 300  low sales

#63 PILOT SEASON DECLASSIFIED #1    One shot featuring The Test also doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype

#64 OCCUPY COMICS #1 (Black Mask) #1 sold out issue based on the writings and thoughts of top comic industry people small print run on a issue dealing with the Occupy Wall Street theme.

#65 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #13 (DC) Batman Death in the Family storyline die-cut cover

#66 EXTINCTION PARADE (Avatar) This comic actually ships next week brand new but online pre-sales were doing well above cover.

#67 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1-10 every issue seems to sell out at retail and gets a 2nd printing but not going up in value due to large print runs.  Peter Parker ghost gone in #9 – series might last longer than originally expected.  Readers very happy with this series.

#68 DEVIL MAY CRY – THE CHRONICLES OF VERGIL #1 (Titan)  Sold out and up in value with some retailers

#69 REGULAR SHOW #1 many variant covers sold out even with higher print run.   Box edition of #1 covers still currently available at Diamond.

#70 ARCHIE (Archie) #641-644  4 part series with Glee TV Show cast guest appears – small print runs and tv show tie-in with movie stars

#71 STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS – preview to 2013 movie.  Sold out – sets sell above cover.

#72 FCBD – 52 different comics were given away on May 4th 2013 for free comic book day.  A lot of high prices realized the week of release.  All prices have now cooled but due to not being shelved properly random various issues sell well at different times.

#73 ALPHA BIG TIME #0.1 (Marvel 2013) Debut issue is a reprint but debuted before #1 and is now sold out and features Spider-man.  Future potential !

#74 BATMAN #18 / DETECTIVE #18 – Requiem death of Robin storyline sold out

#75 STORMWATCH #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $6.00   Had hit high of $15.00 shortly after release.

#76 THOR GOD OF THUNDER #4 (Marvel) sold out issue with 2nd printing.  Fall of Thor ?

#77 HAPPY (IMAGE) 2013 mini series by Grant Morrison – early issues sold out and reprinted.   Early markups for #1.

#78 THE BOUNCE (IMAGE) Creator owned superhero title from last month actually sold out some places and some dealers marked up slightly.

#79 BREATH OF BONES – A TALE OF THE GOLEM #1 (DARK HORSE) New Steve Niles mini-series issue sold out some places and some sellers asking above cover.

#80 DEADPOOL (MARVEL) 2012 #1 issue sold out – some sellers charge above cover.

#81 SEA BEAR AND GRIZZLY SHARK #1 (2010) Small print run always sells higher when appears  $6.00 currently.

#82 BRAVEST WARRIORS (KABOOM) #1 1st issue sold out based on animated tv series.  Small price increase.

#83 BEDLAM  #1-5   #1 had reached $10 but now is back to cover price

#84 HELL YEAH (IMAGE 2012) #1  sold out has dropped back to cover price

#85 SUPERBIA (IMAGE 2012) #1   has dropped back to cover price.

#86 CROSSED PSYCHOPATH #1-7  issues were much hotter and way above cover in 2012.   Prices have dropped down.

#87 DOCTOR WHO PRISONER OF TIME #1-4   First issues sold out and I did sell some #1′s above guide but some sellers still selling them at cover.  Variant covers sell really well on ebay when initially released!

#88 SUICIDE RISK #1 (BOOM) #1 sold out 1st printing.  Some retailers charge more.

#89 HALF PAST DANGER #1 sold out 1st printing.  Some retailers charge more.

#90 DREAM THIEF #1 (DARK HORSE) #1 sold out 1st printing.  Some retailers charge more.

#91 DARK SHADOWS: YEAR ONE (IDW) #1 with 2 covers sold hot above cover initially.

 

DETAILS for each TITLE with LOW PRINT RUNS of rarer books and titles

THE SIXTH GUN

256 Sixth Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 4899 2010 7
249 Sixth Gun 2 $3.99 Oni 5061 2010 7
261 Sixth Gun 3 $3.99 Oni 4105 2010 8
333 Sixth Gun 4 $3.99 Oni 3850 2010 9
298 Sixth Gun 5 $3.99 Oni 3590 2010 10
274 Sixth Gun 6 $3.99 Oni 3589 2010 11
310 Sixth Gun 7 $3.99 Oni 3360 2010 12
239 Sixth Gun 8 $3.99 Oni 3317 2011 1
282 Sixth Gun 9 $3.99 Oni 3279 2011 2
271 Sixth Gun 11 $3.99 Oni 3418 2011 4
296 Sixth Gun 15 $3.99 Oni 3403 2011 9
351 Sixth Gun 16 $3.99 Oni 3442 2011 10
329 Sixth Gun 17 $3.99 Oni 3408 2011 11
277 Sixth Gun 18 $3.99 Oni 3328 2012 1
325 Sixth Gun 19 $3.99 Oni 3183 2012 2
312 Sixth Gun 21 $3.99 Oni 3184 2012 4
343 Sixth Gun 22 $3.99 Oni 3169 2012 5
304 Sixth Gun 23 $3.99 Oni 3204 2012 6
367 Sixth Gun 24 $3.99 Oni 3122 2012 8
326 Sixth Gun 25 $3.99 Oni 3081 2012 9
366 Sixth Gun 26 $3.99 Oni 3043 2012 10
363 Sixth Gun 27 $3.99 Oni 2930 2012 12

RACHEL RISING #1-16

186 Rachel Rising 1 $3.99 Abstract 10989 2011 8
206 Rachel Rising 2 $3.99 Abstract 8189 2011 9
196 Rachel Rising 3 $3.99 Abstract 8872 2011 11
269 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4331 2011 12
241 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4737 2012 1
258 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4180 2012 1
296 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4412 2012 2
189 Rachel Rising 6 $3.99 Abstract 8399 2012 3
199 Rachel Rising 7 $3.99 Abstract 8210 2012 4
224 Rachel Rising 8 $3.99 Abstract 8103 2012 5
203 Rachel Rising 9 $3.99 Abstract 8194 2012 7
223 Rachel Rising 10 $3.99 Abstract 8330 2012 8
219 Rachel Rising 11 $3.99 Abstract 7915 2012 9
219 Rachel Rising 12 $3.99 Abstract 7987 2012 10
205 Rachel Rising 13 $3.99 Abstract 7782 2012 12

NOWHERE MEN

172 Nowhere Men 1 $2.99 Image 11815 2012 11
213 Nowhere Men 2 $2.99 Image 7368 2012 12

PETER PANZERFAUST

285 Peter Panzerfaust 1 $3.50 Image 4814 2012 2
276 Peter Panzerfaust 2 $3.50 Image 4416 2012 3
252 Peter Panzerfaust 3 $3.50 Image 5515 2012 4
292 Peter Panzerfaust 4 $3.50 Image 5177 2012 5
283 Peter Panzerfaust 5 $3.50 Image 4546 2012 7

SAGA

40 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 37641 2012 3
177 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 9641 2012 4
267 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 4484 2012 6
48 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 36885 2012 4
264 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 6252 2012 5
57 Saga 3 $2.99 Image 38895 2012 5
47 Saga 4 $2.99 Image 41143 2012 6
44 Saga 5 $2.99 Image 40556 2012 7
46 Saga 6 $2.99 Image 40584 2012 8
51 Saga 7 $2.99 Image 46971 2012 11
51 Saga 8 $2.99 Image 42324 2012 12

THE DAMNED

238 Damned 1 $3.50 Oni 2989 2006 10
294 Damned 3 $3.50 Oni 2116 2006 12
273 Damned 5 $3.50 Oni 1892 2007 3

THIEF OF THIEVES

112 Thief of Thieves 1 $2.99 Image 17877 2012 2
126 Thief of Thieves 2 $2.99 Image 14286 2012 3
135 Thief of Thieves 3 $2.99 Image 13644 2012 4
137 Thief of Thieves 4 $2.99 Image 17774 2012 5
116 Thief of Thieves 5 $2.99 Image 19833 2012 6
111 Thief of Thieves 6 $2.99 Image 19733 2012 7
139 Thief of Thieves 7 $2.99 Image 18266 2012 8
134 Thief of Thieves 8 $2.99 Image 17070 2012 9
144 Thief of Thieves 9 $2.99 Image 16645 2012 10
136 Thief of Thieves 10 $2.99 Image 16424 2012 11
132 Thief of Thieves 11 $2.99 Image 15605 2012 12

HAWKEYE

42 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 Marvel 41952 2012 8
256 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 Marvel 6394 2012 9
60 Hawkeye 2 $2.99 Marvel 33563 2012 9
69 Hawkeye 3 $2.99 Marvel 35403 2012 10
66 Hawkeye 4 $2.99 Marvel 34208 2012 11
61 Hawkeye 5 $2.99 Marvel 34385 2012 12
65 Hawkeye 6 $2.99 Marvel 33440 2012 12

THE WALKING DEAD

30 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 55710 2012 6
264 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 6472 2012 8
1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7
117 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 21987 2012 8
31 Walking Dead 101 $2.99 Image 51732 2012 8
24 Walking Dead 102 $2.99 Image 53337 2012 9
9 Walking Dead 103 $2.99 Image 74378 2012 10
35 Walking Dead 104 $2.99 Image 57456 2012 11
28 Walking Dead 105 $2.99 Image 57781 2012 12
70 Walking Dead 100 Chromium Ed. $9.99 Image 30969 2012 7

THE ACTIVITY

253 Activity 1 $3.50 Image 5269 2011 12
270 Activity 2 $3.50 Image 3512 2012 1

PILOT SEASON DECLASSIFIED

292 Pilot Season Declassified 2011 One Shot $1.00 Image 3462 2011 9

REVIVAL

120 Revival 1 $2.99 Image 18039 2012 7
198 Revival 2 $2.99 Image 10486 2012 8
153 Revival 3 $2.99 Image 13943 2012 9
155 Revival 4 $2.99 Image 15251 2012 10
154 Revival 5 $2.99 Image 14098 2012 11

MIND MGMT

262 Mind Mgmt 0 $2.99 Dark Horse 5526 2012 11
236 Mind Mgmt 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7537 2012 5
266 Mind Mgmt 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 5566 2012 7
292 Mind Mgmt 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 5579 2012 8
286 Mind Mgmt 5 $3.99 Dark Horse 5017 2012 9

MANHATTAN PROJECTS

102 Manhattan Projects 1 $3.50 Image 17955 2012 3
121 Manhattan Projects 2 $3.50 Image 15697 2012 4
136 Manhattan Projects 3 $3.50 Image 18001 2012 5
124 Manhattan Projects 4 $3.50 Image 18544 2012 6
117 Manhattan Projects 5 $3.50 Image 18398 2012 7
127 Manhattan Projects 6 $3.50 Image 17981 2012 9
127 Manhattan Projects 7 $3.50 Image 17543 2012 11
113 Manhattan Projects 8 $3.50 Image 17028 2012 12
262 Manhattan Projects 1 rep $3.50 Image 5213 2012 4

FATALE

90 Fatale 1 $3.50 Image 20515 2012 1
100 Fatale 2 $3.50 Image 20315 2012 2
89 Fatale 3 $3.50 Image 20222 2012 3
90 Fatale 4 $3.50 Image 22804 2012 4
114 Fatale 5 $3.50 Image 22484 2012 5
105 Fatale 6 $3.50 Image 21828 2012 6
121 Fatale 7 $3.50 Image 21369 2012 8
122 Fatale 8 $3.50 Image 20542 2012 10
129 Fatale 9 $3.50 Image 19345 2012 10
118 Fatale 10 $3.50 Image 18819 2012 11
111 Fatale 11 $3.50 Image 18055 2012 12
270 Fatale 1 rep $3.50 Image 5506 2012 2

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

29 Amazing Spider-Man 697 $3.99 Marvel 59872 2012 11
13 Amazing Spider-Man 698 $3.99 Marvel 81342 2012 11
14 Amazing Spider-Man 699 $3.99 Marvel 74904 2012 12
18 Amazing Spider-Man 699.1 $2.99 Marvel 66245 2012 12
1 Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12

BEDLAM

110 Bedlam 1 $3.50 Image 22736 2012 10
120 Bedlam 2 $3.50 Image 18583 2012 11
291 Bedlam 1 rep $3.50 Image 4567 2012 11

 

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com  for the initial Diamond sales figures data – see complete monthly Diamond sales chart and more stats at this site !

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics.   hoknes@hotmail.com

EVERY #1 ISSUE OF 2013 – All new comic book series debuted this year and sales stats

EVERY #1 ISSUE OF 2013 – All new comic book series debuted this year and sales stats

Report by Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com

Comics Best Selling First Issues 2013

The following massive chart is to be a basic index to all the new comic series that debut each month.  Its a quick look at the most ordered and best selling #1 issues of every single month plus a great reference to look back at and see what comics are likely to be future hot books.  As we all know the industry has always invested the most in #1 first issues  So now you have a list of all of them at your fingertips showing their print runs.  This list also includes one-shots, Annual #1’s and #0’s as well.

The first column is the comics rank for the month for #1 issues.  The second column is its overall rank for all comics that month.

Note so far this year Marvel has had the #1 – #1 issue of the month 4 out of 5 times.

Jupiters Legacy and Walking Dead:  Governors Special are the only #1 issues non-DC/Marvel to sell over 50,000 copies.

Only 11 #1 issues so far this year had sales of over 100,000 copies.

JANUARY 2013
1 1 Superior Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 188182
2 4 New Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 116280
3 6 Savage Wolverine 1 $3.99 Marvel 102530
4 10 Uncanny X-Force 1 $3.99 Marvel 86187
5 18 Young Avengers 1 $2.99 Marvel 71254
6 29 Batman And Robin Annual 1 $4.99 DC 52244
7 45 Morbius Living Vampire 1 $2.99 Marvel 43883
8 48 Before Watchmen Dollar Bill 1 $3.99 DC 42308
9 49 Green Lantern Corps Annual 1 $4.99 DC 41836
10 53 Star Wars 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 39663
11 58 Deadpool Killustrated 1 $2.99 Marvel 36771
12 59 Green Lantern New Guardians Annual 1 $4.99 DC 36674
13 72 Threshold 1 $3.99 DC 29312
14 86 Superboy Annual 1 $4.99 DC 23694
15 96 Injustice Gods Among Us 1 $3.99 DC 20733
16 108 TMNT Secret Foot Clan 1 $3.99 IDW 18315
17 110 Punisher Nightmare 1 $3.99 Marvel 17932
18 111 Masters of the Universe Origin of He Man 1 $2.99 DC 17866
19 128 Star Trek Countdown To Darkness 1 $3.99 IDW 15753
20 149 Dark Tower Gunslinger Sheemies Tale 1 $3.99 Marvel 12985
21 153 Doctor Who Prisoners of Time 1 $3.99 IDW 12752
22 179 Mars Attacks Transformers 1 $3.99 IDW 9805
23 183 Image Firsts Walking Dead 1 $1.00 Image 9327
24 185 Mars Attacks Kiss 1 $3.99 IDW 8946
25 188 Mars Attacks Real Ghostbusters 1 $3.99 IDW 8695
26 189 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 1 $3.99 IDW 8605
27 192 Transformers Spotlight Thundercracker 1 $3.99 IDW 8327
28 196 Marvels Iron Man 3 Prelude 1 $2.99 Marvel 7951
29 197 Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth 1 $2.99 Image 7879
30 201 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 1 $3.99 Boom 7644
31 213 Insurgent 1 $2.99 DC 7143
32 215 Mars Attacks Zombies Vs Robots 1 $3.99 IDW 7024
33 218 Black Beetle 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 6993
34 224 Bionic Man Vs Bionic Woman 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6753
35 227 High Ways 1 $3.99 IDW 6453
36 242 End Times of Bram & Ben 1 $2.99 Image 6009
37 243 Repossessed 1 $2.99 Image 5952
38 256 Emily & The Strangers 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 5409
39 271 Marvels Thor Adaptation 1 $2.99 Marvel 5068
40 280 Deathmatch 1 $1.00 Boom 4814
41 289 Answer 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 4572
42 297 Deadpool 1 $2.99 Marvel 4330
43 309 Grimm Fairy TalesAnimated Series 1 $3.99 Zenescope 4064
44 372 Crawling Sky 1 $3.99 Antarctic 2627
45 381 Kolchak & Honey West 1 $3.99 Moonstone 2265
46 390 Plume 1 $3.99 Devil’s Due 1844
47 440 Fubar Winter Special 1 $2.99 Alterna 969

FEBRUARY 2013
1 1 Justice League of America 1 $3.99 DC 307734
2 2 Uncanny X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 177463
3 10 Secret Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 85267
4 14 Nova 1 $3.99 Marvel 80857
5 15 Guardians of Galaxy 0.1 $3.99 Marvel 80344
6 30 Fearless Defenders 1 $2.99 Marvel 53688
7 34 Walking Dead The Governor Special 1 $2.99 Image 51355
8 62 My Little Pony Twilight Sparkle 1 $3.99 IDW 34435
9 64 Legend of the Shadowclan 1 $1.00 Aspen 33246
10 78 Justice League of Americas Vibe 1 $2.99 DC 27051
11 79 Avengers Assemble Annual 1 $4.99 Marvel 27028
12 80 Katana 1 $2.99 DC 27021
13 93 Alpha Big Time 1 $2.99 Marvel 22778
14 103 Young Romance New 52 Valentines Day Special 1 $7.99 DC 20963
15 108 Shadow Year One 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 19310
16 116 G.I. Joe 1 $3.99 IDW 17553
17 117 Star Wars 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 17441
18 123 Garth Ennis Red Team 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 16724
19 126 Superior Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 16427
20 139 Powers Bureau 1 $3.95 Marvel 14698
21 142 Ghostbusters 1 $3.99 IDW 14442
22 144 Star Wars Dark Times Fire Carrier 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 14308
23 153 Snapshot 1 $2.99 Image 13337
24 163 Son of Merlin 1 $1.00 Image 12575
25 166 Rocketeer Hollywood Horror 1 $3.99 IDW 12488
26 179 Fairy Quest 1 $3.99 Boom 10728
27 182 Transformers Spotlight Megatron One Shot 1 $3.99 IDW 10356
28 197 Dejah Thoris & Green Men of Mars 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8932
29 205 Baltimore Widow & The Tank One Shot 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 8071
30 208 Five Weapons 1 $3.50 Image 7721
31 209 Crossed Annual 2013 1 $5.99 Avatar 7613
32 215 Uncanny Skullkickers 1 $3.50 Image 7271
33 218 Grimm Fairy Tales Jungle Book Last of the Species 1 $3.99 Zenescope 7090
34 237 Professor Frink Fantastic Science Fictions 1 $3.99 Bongo 6395
35 238 Red Sonja Unchained 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6275
36 239 Dia De Los Muertos 1 $4.99 Image 6179
37 241 Grimm Fairy Tales Madness of Wonderland 1 $3.99 Zenescope 6150
38 245 Grimm Fairy Tales Valentines Day Special 2013 1 $5.99 Zenescope 6036
39 258 Hellraiser Dark Watch 1 $3.99 Boom 5528
40 280 Kill Shakespeare Tide of Blood 1 $3.99 IDW 4820
41 285 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 Marvel 4727
42 286 Mylo Xyloto 1 $3.99 Bongo 4723
43 329 Sixth Gun Sons of the Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 3526
44 404 NFL Rush Zone Season of the Guardians 1 $3.99 Action Lab 1459

MARCH 2013
1 1 Guardians of the Galaxy 1 $3.99 Marvel 211312
2 2 Age of Ultron 1 $3.99 Marvel 174952
3 4 Wolverine 1 $3.99 Marvel 117669
4 35 East of West 1 $3.50 Image 49518
5 62 Constantine 1 $2.99 DC 37564
6 72 X-Termination 1 $3.99 Marvel 33377
7 78 Shrugged Vol. 2 1 $1.00 Aspen 30657
8 79 Ultimate Comics Wolverine 1 $3.99 Marvel 29537
9 98 Sex 1 $2.99 Image 23630
10 105 Star Wars Legacy 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 21600
11 115 Justice League of America 1 $3.99 DC 19225
12 127 Ame Comi Girls 1 $3.99 DC 16558
13 139 Lost Vegas 1 $3.50 Image 15273
14 140 Mark Waid Green Hornet 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 15114
15 149 Sledgehammer 44 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 13446
16 152 Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray 1 $3.50 Image 13163
17 154 G.I. Joe Special Missions 1 $3.99 IDW 13104
18 159 Judge Dredd Year One 1 $3.99 IDW 13013
19 165 BPRD Vampire 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 12474
20 171 Helheim 1 $3.99 Oni 11877
21 187 Walking Dead Michonne Special 1 $2.99 Image 10703
22 192 Time Warp 1 $7.99 DC 9964
23 202 Transformers Spotlight Bumblebee One Shot 1 $3.99 IDW 9098
24 212 Transformers Fall of Cybertron 1 $7.99 IDW 8092
25 242 Drew Hayes Poison Elves 1 $2.99 Ape 6052
26 243 Savage Skullkickers 1 $3.50 Image 6007
27 244 Tmnt Color Classics Micro Series Donatello 1 $3.99 IDW 6000
28 246 Doctor Who Classics 1 $3.99 IDW 5954
29 252 Injustice Gods Among Us 1 $3.99 DC 5543
30 259 Superior Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 5335
31 263 Deadpool Killustrated 1 $2.99 Marvel 5209
32 274 Young Avengers 1 $2.99 Marvel 4890
33 283 Deadpool 1 $2.99 Marvel 4671
34 293 Bionic Man Annual 1 $4.99 Dynamic Forces 4313
35 296 All Crime 1 $3.95 Art of Fiction 4204
36 355 Grimm Fairy Tales St Patricks Day Spec 1 $5.99 Zenescope 2903
37 371 Grimm Fairy Tales St Patricks Day 1 $5.99 Zenescope 2326
38 376 Zombies Vs Cheerleaders Vol. 2 1 $3.99 3 Finger 2186
39 384 Sixth Gun Sons of the Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 2053
40 389 Best of Zenescope Special Ed 1 $6.99 Zenescope 1987
41 400 Cavewoman Oasis 1 $3.75 Basement 1683

APRIL 2013
1 2 Thanos Rising 1 $3.99 Marvel 114720
2 3 Jupiters Legacy 1 $2.99 Image 105437
3 41 Ultron 1 $3.99 Marvel 44854
4 60 Jirni 1 $1.00 Aspen 35777
5 78 Batman Lil Gotham 1 $2.99 DC 27591
6 85 He Man And The Masters of The Universe 1 $2.99 DC 25254
7 110 Harbinger Wars 1 $3.99 Valiant 18729
8 111 Miss Fury 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 18441
9 120 Star Wars Darth Vader & Ninth Assassin 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 17278
10 139 Invincible Universe 1 $2.99 Image 14526
11 144 TMNT Villain Microseries: Krang 1 $3.99 IDW 13689
12 150 G.I. Joe Cobra Files 1 $3.99 IDW 13231
13 162 Dark Tower Gunslinger Evil Ground 1 $3.99 Marvel 12473
14 167 Danger Girl Trinity 1 $3.99 IDW 12063
15 169 Abe Sapien Dark & Terrible 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 11783
16 178 Uber 0 $3.99 Avatar 10849
17 191 1 For $1 Mind Mgmt 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 9926
18 193 East of West 1 $3.50 Image 9742
19 206 Grimm Fairy Tales Robyn Hood Vs Red Riding Hood 1 $5.99 Zenescope 8883
20 208 Transformers Spotlight Trailcutter 1 $3.99 IDW 8690
21 209 House of Gold & Bones 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 8635
22 210 Colonized 1 $3.99 IDW 8521
23 211 Miniature Jesus 1 $3.99 Image 8363
24 217 Adventure Time 1 $3.99 Boom 7854
25 221 X 0 $2.99 Dark Horse 7502
26 222 Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed 1 $5.99 Zenescope 7497
27 225 Polarity 1 $3.99 Boom 7459
28 226 1 For $1 The Massive 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 7398
29 228 Kiss Solo 1 $3.99 IDW 7177
30 231 Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed 0 $1.99 Zenescope 7103
31 233 Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed Vampires Eternal 1 $3.99 Zenescope 7009
32 240 Guardians of Galaxy 1 $3.99 Marvel 6681
33 248 Star Wars 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 6306
34 253 Last of Us American Dreams 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 6032
35 254 Dungeons & Dragons Cutter 1 $3.99 IDW 5986
36 260 Sex 1 $2.99 Image 5668
37 262 Witchblade Day of the Outlaw One Shot 1 $3.99 Image 5636
38 263 TMNT Color Classics Micro Series Leonardo 1 $3.99 IDW 5615
39 265 68 Jungle Jim 1 $3.99 Image 5488
40 272 Dark Shadows Year One 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5270
41 284 Mighty Skullkickers 1 $3.50 Image 4856
42 299 Mice Templar IV Legend 1 $3.99 Image 4377
43 362 Steam Wars 1 $3.99 Antarctic 2399
44 367 Rogues 1 $3.99 Amigo 2230
45 380 Bodie Troll 1 $2.99 Red 5 1981
46 392 Victorian Secret Agents 1 $3.95 Antarctic 1676
47 405 Helheim (2nd print) 1 $3.99 Oni 1354
48 407 Neozoic Traders Gambit 1 $3.50 Red 5 1345
49 410 Last Zombie 1 $3.99 Antarctic 1323

MAY 2013
1 1 X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 177633
2 24 Ten Grand 1 $2.99 Image 57216
3 40 Wake 1 $2.99 DC 44867
4 44 Batman The Dark Knight Annual 1 $4.99 DC 43175
5 49 Earth 2 Annual 1 $4.99 DC 41325
6 56 Regular Show 1 $3.99 Boom 38466
7 63 Avengers Enemy Within 1 $2.99 Marvel 34205
8 70 Adventures of Superman 1 $3.99 DC 30992
9 72 Red Hood And The Outlaws Annual 1 $4.99 DC 30157
10 74 Movement 1 $2.99 DC 29246
11 77 Green Team 1 $2.99 DC 27775
12 90 Charismagic Vol. 2 1 $1.00 Aspen 25212
13 95 Bounce 1 $2.99 Image 24259
14 96 Catwoman Annual 1 $4.99 DC 24228
15 98 Sesame Street 1 $3.99 Ape 23765
16 104 Chin Music 1 $2.99 Image 22383
17 112 Adventure Time Annual 1 $4.99 Boom 20975
18 133 Black Bat 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 16328
19 137 Uber 1 $3.99 Avatar 16109
20 139 Iron Man Coming of Melter 1 $3.99 Marvel 15871
21 143 Grimm 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 15455
22 148 Image Firsts Walking Dead 1 $1.00 Image 15254
23 153 Battlestar Galactica 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 14356
24 156 Dream Merchant 1 $3.50 Image 14024
25 157 Smallville Season 11 Special 1 $4.99 DC 13988
26 172 King Conan Hour of the Dragon 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 12566
27 174 Shadowman 0 $3.99 Valiant 12252
28 179 Archer & Armstrong 0 $3.99 Valiant 12076
29 183 12 Reasons To Die 1 $3.50 Black Mask 11834
30 195 X 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 11071
31 196 Suicide Risk 1 $3.99 Boom 10913
32 199 Clive Barker Next Testament 1 $3.99 Boom 10797
33 206 Doomsday.1 1 $3.99 IDW 10230
34 213 Lobster Johnson Satan Smells A Rat One Shot 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 9846
35 215 Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland Down Rabbit Hole 1 $2.99 Zenescope 9734
36 221 Injustice Gods Among Us (3rd print) 1 $3.99 DC 9162
37 223 Occupy Comics 1 $3.50 Black Mask 8977
38 224 Transformers Prime Beast Hunters 1 $3.99 IDW 8975
39 226 Image Firsts Peter Panzerfaust 1 $1.00 Image 8756
40 230 Image Firsts Invincible 1 $1.00 Image 8424
41 231 Transformers Spotlight Hoist 1 $3.99 IDW 8373
42 233 Grimm Fairy Tales Robyn Hood Wanted 1 $2.99 Zenescope 8242
43 237 Image Firsts Saga 1 $1.00 Image 8091
44 238 Dream Thief 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7927
45 243 Edgar Allan Poes Fall of the House of Usher 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7650
46 249 Half Past Danger 1 $3.99 IDW 7048
47 259 Damsels Mermaids 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6564
48 268 Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 5963
49 279 Grimm Fairy Tales Hunters Shadowlands 1 $2.99 Zenescope 5408
50 281 Grimm Fairy Tales Werewolves Hunger 1 $3.99 Zenescope 5356
51 288 Akaneiro 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 5172
52 292 Uber 0 $4.99 Avatar 5084
53 293 John Carpenters Asylum 1 $3.99 Storm King 5081
54 296 East of West (3rd print) 1 $3.50 Image 5024
55 334 Cyborg 009 Chapter 000 One Shot 1 $1.00 Archaia 4131
56 337 Solid State Tank Girl 1 $3.99 Titan 3985
57 338 X-O Manowar One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3953
58 343 Harbinger One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3816
59 346 Archer & Armstrong One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3759
60 347 Bloodshot One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3722
61 352 Shadowman One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3593
62 365 Legend of Oz Scarecrow 1 $3.50 Big Dog 3334

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com  for the initial Diamond sales figures data – see complete monthly Diamond sales chart and more stats at this site !

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics.   hoknes@hotmail.com

 

Diamond Announces Top Products For May 2013

Hey, Investors! Daimond Comics Distributors sent over their sales charts for the month of May, 2013.
Marvel takes the top in both Dollar and Units, with 6 books in the top ten, including Pete Woods all female X-Men #1 taking the #1 seller spot. DC grabs the remaining four, including the 2nd and third spots with BATMAN #20 and JUSTICE LEAGUE #20, respectively.

Meanwhile, BOOM! STUDIOS was able to grab the #1 spot for best selling trade with their original graphic novel, ADVENTURE TIME: PLAYING WITH FIRE.

Check out the report and the charts below.

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (June 7, 2013) — The world’s female mutants gather together in Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel’s X-Men #1 from Marvel Comics, the best-selling comic book to specialty retailers in May 2013, according to information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of
comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.
Marvel Comics was May’s leading publisher with a 33.36% market share in retail dollars and a 37.44% market share in units. DC Entertainment was second with a 28.27% share in dollars and a 30.84% share in units. May’s comics sales increased overall by nearly 7% over April and graphic novels by nearly 16%. Comics sales through the end of May are up 15% over last year.
BOOM! Studios’ first original Adventure Time graphic novel, Adventure Time: Playing With Fire by Danielle Corsetto and Zack Sterling, was May’s best-selling graphic novel.
Square Enix’s The Dark Knight Trilogy Play ArtsKai: Batman Action Figure, based on Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed Batman film trilogy, was the best-selling toy product to direct market retailers in May.
DC Comics’ popular Teen Titans franchise joined the HeroClix gaming table in May with the DC HeroClix: Teen Titans Booster Brick, the best-selling game product to direct market retailers for the month.

 

TOP COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS

PUBLISHER

DOLLAR

SHARE

UNIT

SHARE

MARVEL COMICS

33.36%

37.44%

DC COMICS

28.27%

30.84%

IMAGE COMICS

7.48%

8.11%

IDW PUBLISHING

6.28%

4.77%

DARK HORSE COMICS

4.73%

4.36%

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

3.50%

3.30%

BOOM! STUDIOS

2.97%

2.63%

EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD

1.57%

0.37%

AVATAR PRESS INC

0.92%

0.76%

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT INC

0.90%

0.82%

OTHER NON-TOP 10

10.02%

6.60%

 

COMPARATIVE SALES STATISTICS

 

DOLLARS

UNITS

MAY 2013 VS. APRIL 2013

COMICS

6.93%

5.42%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

15.79%

5.88%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

9.76%

5.46%

MAY 2013 VS. MAY 2012

COMICS

0.97%

-2.62%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

1.00%

3.17%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

0.98%

-2.15%

YEAR-TO-DATE 2013 VS. YEAR-TO-DATE 2012

COMICS

15.04%

12.25%

GRAPHIC NOVELS

12.01%

11.45%

TOTAL COMICS/GN

14.07%

12.19%

 


TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM   CODE

VENDOR

1

X-MEN #1

$3.99

FEB130492 MAR

2

BATMAN #20

$3.99

MAR130201 DC

3

JUSTICE LEAGUE #20

$3.99

MAR130173 DC

4

AGE OF ULTRON #7

$3.99

MAR130600 MAR

5

AGE OF ULTRON #8

$3.99

MAR130603 MAR

6

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #9

$3.99

MAR130615 MAR

7

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #10

$3.99

MAR130617 MAR

8

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #3

$3.99

FEB130111 DC

9

ALL NEW X-MEN #11

$3.99

MAR130614 MAR

10

DETECTIVE COMICS #20

$3.99

MAR130210 DC

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS & TRADE PAPERBACKS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

ADVENTURE TIME ORIGINAL GN VOL   01 PLAYING FIRE

$11.99

FEB130825 BOO

2

SAGA TP VOL 01 (MR)

$9.99

AUG120491 IMA

3

WALKING DEAD TP VOL 01 DAYS   GONE BYE

$14.99

NOV128157 IMA

4

SUPERMAN EARTH ONE TP VOL 01

$12.99

FEB130226 DC

5

ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE &   THE SCREAM QUEENS TP VOL 01

$19.99

MAR130946 BOO

6

DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 DEAD   PRESIDENTS NOW

$15.99

MAR130727 MAR

7

MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS   MAGIC TP VOL 01

$17.99

MAR130366 IDW

8

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 01   MY OWN WORST ENEMY NOW

$17.99

MAR130724 MAR

9

SUPERMAN ACTION TP VOL 01 SUPERMAN MEN OF STEEL (N52)

$16.99

FEB130215 DC

10

GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO HC   VOL 02 (MR)

$19.99

JAN130329 DC

TOP 10 TOYS

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM   CODE

VENDOR

1

DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY PLAY ARTS   KAI BATMAN AF SEP128219 SQU

2

MARVEL SELECT NIGHTCRAWLER AF MAY121672 DST

3

MAN OF STEEL SUPERMAN 1:6 SCALE   ICONIC STATUE FEB130255 DC

4

DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY PLAY ARTS   KAI BANE AF SEP128218 SQU

5

GREEN LANTERN SIMON BAZ AF JAN130349 DC

6

ST TOS ENTERPRISE CUTAWAY MODEL FEB131540 DST

7

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE   BY MIKE ALLRED FEB130260 DC

8

MASS EFFECT COMMANDER SHEPARD   BISHOUJO STATUE OCT121708 KOT

9

DC COMICS AQUAMAN ARTFX+ STATUE   NEW 52 VER APR131844 KOT

10

KNIGHT RIDER 1/15 SCALE KITT MAY121668 DST


TOP 10 GAMES

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

DC HEROCLIX TEEN TITANS BOOSTER   BRICK JAN132015 NEC

2

MTG TCG DRAGONS MAZE BOOSTER   DIS FEB131931 WIZ

3

RISK LEGACY JUN118204 HAS

4

DC HEROCLIX TEEN TITANS 24 CT   PRIMER DS JAN132014 NEC

5

MTG TCG DRAGONS MAZE FAT PACK FEB131933 WIZ

6

MARVEL HEROCLIX FEAR ITSELF BLITZKRIEG USA SCENARIO PK JAN138294 NEC

7

DC HEROCLIX TEEN TITANS   RAVAGERS FAST FORCES 6 PACK JAN132016 NEC

8

WALKING DEAD TV BOARD GAME JUL112137 CRY

9

IRON MAIDEN HEROCLIX 24 CT   GRAVITY FEED DISPLAY JAN138373 NEC

10

MTG TCG DRAGONS MAZE INTRO DECK   DIS FEB131934 WIZ

 

How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

 

Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which include the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from a universe of over 3,500 comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world. The account base includes brick-and-mortar comic book specialty shops, Internet merchants, and other specialty stores.

 

Unit and dollars sales are calculated based upon orders invoiced and shipped to Diamond accounts during any given month, which comprises initial pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable.

 

***

 

ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS (DCD)—Diamond is at the nexus of comics and pop culture merchandise. Based in Baltimore, MD, DCD is the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books and pop-culture related merchandise, servicing more than 4,000 specialty retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at www.diamondcomics.com.

 

© 2013 Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. All rights reserved. Diamond, the Diamond logo, Diamond Books logo, and PREVIEWS are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Diamond Comic Distributors in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective copyright owners.

 

RAREST COMIC BOOKS of 2009-2012

THE RAREST / SMALLEST PRINT COMICS OF 2009-2012

SALES MARKET REPORT by Terry Hoknes hoknes@hotmail.com

Diamond publishes a list of the 300 best selling comics each month which is where these statistics are compiled from.

If a comic sold very poorly it may not have even made the top 300 list so we are only using data for those comics that did make the chart.

Here are a sample of the Top 10 worst/lowest sales for various comics from the main publishers during the past 4 years.

On one level this just proves these titles are not popular BUT it also will prove in the long run to be the rarest comics to collect as back issues in the future.

Daffodil2 IHateGallantGirl1 IdesOfBlood1

 

ANTARTIC – Some very rare zombie themed comics with sales as low as only 1,305 copies in 2012.

364

Last Zombie Before The After

2

$3.99

Antarctic

1305

2012

11

373

Gold Digger Christmas Special

5

$3.50

Antarctic

1333

2011

12

443

Last Zombie

1

$3.99

Antarctic

1336

2010

6

353

Gold Digger Holidays Special

1

$3.50

Antarctic

1376

2012

1

442

Robin Hood One Shot

 

$3.50

Antarctic

1387

2010

6

408

Very Zombie Christmas

4

$3.50

Antarctic

1404

2012

12

369

Nazi Zombies

2

$3.99

Antarctic

1444

2012

4

371

Gobs

2

$3.99

Antarctic

1447

2011

9

402

Victorian Secret Girls of Steampunk

1

$3.99

Antarctic

1504

2012

12

364

Airboy Deadeye

1

$3.50

Antarctic

1520

2012

4

 

ARCHIE COMICS – Some of the most recognized characters in the history of comic books but comic stores in North America keep orders very small with the average comic store not even ordering 1 copy of the monthly digests as seen here.

360

Jugheads Double Digest

177

$3.99

Archie

1203

2012

1

368

World of Archie Double Digest

23

$3.99

Archie

1250

2012

11

359

Archie

602

$2.50

Archie

1264

2009

11

372

World of Archie Double Digest

13

$3.99

Archie

1344

2011

12

357

Jugheads Double Digest

155

$3.99

Archie

1362

2009

11

298

Archie

616

$2.99

Archie

1366

2011

1

394

Archie & Friends Double Digest

20

$3.99

Archie

1398

2012

9

367

Jugheads Double Digest

176

$3.99

Archie

1403

2011

12

414

Jugheads Double Digest

182

$3.99

Archie

1404

2012

6

351

Jughead

211

$2.99

Archie

1413

2012

1

 

BLUEWATER – A tribute comic to legend Steve Jobs had less than 900 sales on the entire continent.  Other celebrity comics also had very small print runs.

384

Steve Jobs Co Founder of Apple

 

$3.99

Bluewater

825

2012

1

373

Political Power Jon Stewart

 

$3.99

Bluewater

985

2012

1

451

William Shatner Presents Tek War

7

$3.99

Bluewater

1104

2010

6

367

Logans Run Aftermath

4

$3.99

Bluewater

1115

2012

1

368

Walter Koenig Things To Come

1

$3.99

Bluewater

1485

2011

9

364

Orbit Stan Lee

 

$3.99

Bluewater

1527

2011

9

322

Misadventures of Adam West

4

$3.99

Bluewater

2025

2012

1

347

Logan’s Run

4

$3.99

Bluewater

2139

2010

10

319

Misadventures of Adam West

3

$3.99

Bluewater

2171

2012

1

352

Misadventures of Adam West Ongoing

1

$3.99

Bluewater

2234

2012

2

 

BONGO COMICS – It is clear that some of the Classics series sold so little that they did not even chart making these ultra rare with print runs around 1500 copies.

420

Simpsons Classics

30

$3.99

Bongo

1716

2011

11

361

Simpsons Classics

26

$3.99

Bongo

1806

2010

10

286

Simpsons Classics

27

$3.99

Bongo

1828

2011

1

289

Simpsons Classics

19

$3.99

Bongo

1867

2009

1

295

Simpsons Comics Treasure Trove

4

$3.99

Bongo

2575

2009

5

369

Simpsons Illustrated

2

$3.99

Bongo

2751

2012

5

373

Simpsons Illustrated

4

$3.99

Bongo

2893

2012

10

374

Simpsons Illustrated

3

$3.99

Bongo

2966

2012

8

311

Simpsons Illustrated

1

$3.99

Bongo

3692

2012

2

313

Simpsons Summer Shindig

6

$4.99

Bongo

4411

2012

5

 

BOOM COMICS – This popular publisher usually sells fairly decently but here are the comics at the bottom of the ordering chart.

281

Hero Squared Love & Death

1

$3.99

Boom

2121

2009

1

272

Zombie Tales

10

$3.99

Boom

2440

2009

1

298

Fall of Cthulhu Nemesis

2

$3.99

Boom

2531

2009

5

264

Dracula Company of Monsters

6

$3.99

Boom

2541

2011

1

262

Donald Duck And Friends

362

$2.99

Boom

2559

2011

1

291

Unknown Devil Made Flesh

4

$3.99

Boom

2615

2010

1

306

Mickey Mouse

307

$3.99

Boom

2631

2011

4

298

Warhammer Crown of Destruction

4

$3.99

Boom

2642

2009

2

298

Warhammer Crown of Destruction

4

$3.99

Boom

2642

2009

3

278

Anchor

5

$3.99

Boom

2698

2010

2

 

DARK HORSE COMICS – One of the biggest comic book publishers but here are the comics nobody ordered and nobody remembers!!!

290

Rapture

6

$2.99

Dark Horse

2630

2010

1

298

Deadlocke One Shot

 

$3.50

Dark Horse

2730

2009

11

299

Citizen Rex

4

$3.50

Dark Horse

2750

2009

10

297

Conan Legacy Frazetta Cover

5

$6.99

Dark Horse

2766

2010

8

294

Rapture

5

$2.99

Dark Horse

2850

2009

11

300

Devil

3

$3.50

Dark Horse

2900

2010

4

300

Robert E Howards Savage Sword

2

$7.99

Dark Horse

2913

2011

5

299

Rex Mundi

19

$2.99

Dark Horse

2918

2009

8

298

Rex Mundi Dh Ed

18

$2.99

Dark Horse

3010

2009

6

 

DC COMICS – the worlds #2 publisher has released some comics with some very weak sales numbers.  Some are not surprising as there are many titles aimed at young child readers as well as some expensive 100 page giants “DC Comics Presents” and some short lived titles.  This list ranks all 82 comics of the past 4 years that had sales of under 4,000 copies.    This list is in fact not the worst as I do not have sales data for the few kids comics titles that sold so poorly they did not chart.  This would include numerous issues of: Cartoon Network Action Pack, Billy Batson and Mad Magazine.

1

Ides of Blood

6

$2.99

DC

1834

2011

1

284

2

Cartoon Network Action Pack

33

$2.50

DC

1838

2009

1

293

3

Cartoon Network Action Pack

56

$2.99

DC

2013

2011

1

279

4

DC Comics Presents The Atom

1

$7.99

DC

2185

2011

1

273

5

Looney Tunes

194

$2.99

DC

2243

2011

1

270

6

Looney Tunes

170

$2.50

DC

2353

2009

1

273

7

Looney Tunes

174

$2.50

DC

2510

2009

5

300

8

Mad Magazine

498

$4.99

DC

2629

2009

1

264

9

Push

5

$3.50

DC

2673

2009

1

262

10

Push

6

$3.50

DC

2744

2009

2

296

11

Push

6

$3.50

DC

2744

2009

3

296

12

Mirrors Edge

4

$3.99

DC

2762

2009

2

294

13

Mirrors Edge

4

$3.99

DC

2762

2009

3

294

14

DC Comics Presents Superman Sole Survivo

1

$7.99

DC

2768

2011

1

254

15

Ferryman

5

$3.50

DC

2775

2009

1

256

16

Vertigo Resurrected Hellblazer Bad Blood

1

$7.99

DC

2783

2011

4

299

17

Push

4

$3.50

DC

2789

2009

1

255

18

Ratchet And Clank

6

$2.99

DC

2874

2011

2

299

19

DC Comics Presents Superman

2

$7.99

DC

2915

2010

11

294

20

Deus Ex

3

$2.99

DC

2926

2011

4

289

21

Killapalooza

4

$2.99

DC

2934

2009

8

298

22

Ratchet And Clank

5

$2.99

DC

2963

2011

1

248

23

Red Herring

6

$2.99

DC

3014

2010

1

282

24

DC Comics Presents Wonder Woman

1

$7.99

DC

3023

2011

2

295

25

Mysterius The Unfathomable

5

$2.99

DC

3027

2009

5

286

26

Resistance

6

$3.99

DC

3037

2009

5

285

27

Vertigo Resurrected The Extremist

1

$7.99

DC

3041

2010

11

290

28

Infamous

4

$2.99

DC

3092

2011

4

281

29

Infamous

6

$2.99

DC

3105

2011

5

294

30

Infamous

5

$2.99

DC

3177

2011

5

291

31

DC Comics Presents Batman Urban Legends

1

$7.99

DC

3195

2011

12

295

32

Dantes Inferno

6

$3.99

DC

3197

2010

5

294

33

Mirrors Edge

3

$3.99

DC

3210

2009

1

244

34

Bang Tango

5

$2.99

DC

3219

2009

6

290

35

Infamous

3

$2.99

DC

3246

2011

4

279

36

Garrison

2

$2.99

DC

3252

2010

5

291

37

DC Comics Presents Lobo

1

$7.99

DC

3280

2011

1

241

38

DC Comics Presents Brightest Day

2

$7.99

DC

3292

2010

11

284

39

DC Comics Presents The Flash

1

$7.99

DC

3298

2011

5

289

40

DC Comics Presents Batman Conspiracy

1

$7.99

DC

3308

2011

2

281

41

Ratchet And Clank

3

$3.99

DC

3382

2010

11

282

42

Red Herring

4

$2.99

DC

3436

2009

11

285

43

Welcome To Tranquility One Foot Grave

5

$3.99

DC

3446

2010

11

281

44

Bang Tango

4

$2.99

DC

3448

2009

5

271

45

Dantes Inferno

5

$3.99

DC

3495

2010

4

278

46

Dantes Inferno

3

$3.99

DC

3557

2010

2

267

47

Resistance

3

$3.99

DC

3589

2009

2

275

48

Resistance

3

$3.99

DC

3589

2009

3

275

49

Sparta Usa

6

$2.99

DC

3594

2010

8

272

50

DC Comics Presents Legion Of Super Heroe

1

$7.99

DC

3597

2011

5

278

51

DC Comics Presents Batman

2

$7.99

DC

3643

2010

11

272

52

Starcraft

7

$2.99

DC

3649

2010

1

267

53

Dc Comics Presents Jack Cross

1

$7.99

DC

3662

2010

10

295

54

DC Comics Presents The Flash Green Lante

1

$7.99

DC

3664

2010

11

270

55

Prototype

5

$3.99

DC

3676

2009

8

282

56

Dc Comics Presents Superman

1

$7.99

DC

3685

2010

10

293

57

Detective Comics Classics

 

$5.99

DC

3702

2011

2

271

58

Scooby Doo

152

$2.50

DC

3724

2010

1

266

59

Welcome To Tranquility One Foot Grave

4

$3.99

DC

3734

2010

10

292

60

Kane and Lynch

1

$3.99

DC

3756

2010

8

267

61

Sparta USA

5

$2.99

DC

3771

2010

7

295

62

Scooby Doo

153

$2.50

DC

3780

2010

2

260

63

DC Comics Presents Superman Adventures

1

$7.99

DC

3795

2012

6

285

64

Red Herring

3

$2.99

DC

3795

2009

10

278

65

Scooby Doo

140

$2.50

DC

3799

2009

1

234

66

DC Comics Presents Batman Dark City

1

$7.99

DC

3800

2011

5

273

67

DC Comics Presents Green Lantern Willwor

1

$7.99

DC

3802

2011

5

272

68

Dantes Inferno

2

$3.99

DC

3808

2010

1

263

69

Vertigo Resurrected Winters Edge

1

$7.99

DC

3811

2010

12

300

70

Scooby Doo

155

$2.50

DC

3836

2010

4

270

71

Scooby Doo

154

$2.50

DC

3847

2010

3

295

72

Bang Tango

3

$2.99

DC

3847

2009

4

295

73

Scooby Doo

156

$2.50

DC

3857

2010

5

276

74

Scooby Doo

141

$2.50

DC

3860

2009

2

266

75

Scooby Doo

141

$2.50

DC

3860

2009

3

266

76

Mysterius The Unfathomable

2

$2.99

DC

3872

2009

2

264

77

Mysterius The Unfathomable

2

$2.99

DC

3872

2009

3

264

78

Scooby Doo

151

$2.50

DC

3906

2009

12

290

79

Gears of War

24

$2.99

DC

3944

2012

6

276

80

Billy Batson And The Magic of Shazam

21

$2.99

DC

3945

2010

10

287

81

El Diablo

6

$2.99

DC

3996

2009

2

257

82

El Diablo

6

$2.99

DC

3996

2009

3

257

 

IDW COMICS – Here are 10 comics with many licensed characters that had the smallest print runs for this company over the past 4 years.

297

Dreamland Chronicles Idw

7

$3.99

IDW

1714

2009

1

288

The Suicide Forest

2

$3.99

IDW

1748

2011

1

290

Speed Racer Next Generation Birthright

3

$3.99

IDW

1867

2009

1

287

Dreamer

3

$3.99

IDW

1910

2009

1

268

Edge of Doom

3

$3.99

IDW

2266

2011

1

291

Zombies Vs Robots Aventure

1

$3.99

IDW

2390

2010

2

265

George Rr Martins Doorways

3

$3.99

IDW

2404

2011

1

285

Jon Sable Freelance Ashes of Eden

5

$3.99

IDW

2474

2010

2

295

John Sable Freelance Ashes of Eden

4

$3.99

IDW

2492

2010

1

293

Grimjack Manx Cat

6

$3.99

IDW

2529

2010

1

 

IMAGE COMICS – the worlds #3 publisher does not sell the numbers that they used to.  They publish a lot of mini-series and one-shots and many titles have very low sales/orders.

This list ranks all 37 comics of the past 4 years that had sales of under 3,000 copies.

This list is in fact not the worst as I do not have sales data for the Image comics that did not even sell enough to rank on a monthly Top 300 chart.

This would include numerous issues of titles such as:  PVP, Sweets, Elephantman etc.

This list is truly a list of rare and forgotten comics as the average comic store in North America did not even order a single copy of any of these !

1

I Hate Gallant Girl

3

$3.50

Image

1838

2009

1

294

2

Echoes

2

$3.99

Image

2082

2011

1

278

3

Savage

4

$3.50

Image

2150

2009

1

279

4

Tracker

3

$3.99

Image

2362

2010

2

295

5

Crazies Part 4 Ogden Marsh

 

$2.99

Image

2374

2010

2

293

6

Proof Endangered

2

$3.99

Image

2374

2011

1

266

7

Crazies Part 2 Dwyer Creek

 

$2.99

Image

2389

2010

2

292

8

Crazies Part 3 Black Pond

 

$2.99

Image

2400

2010

2

289

9

PVP

44

$3.50

Image

2413

2010

2

288

10

Crazies Part 1 Hopman Bog

 

$2.99

Image

2457

2010

2

287

11

Lillim

3

$2.99

Image

2516

2009

5

299

12

Phonogram 2

7 Singles Club

$3.50

Image

2573

2010

2

283

13

Proof

16

$3.50

Image

2600

2009

1

266

14

Sweets

4

$2.99

Image

2602

2011

1

259

15

Lady Robotika

2

$3.50

Image

2646

2010

8

300

16

Underground

3

$3.50

Image

2698

2009

11

300

17

Phonogram 2

5

$3.50

Image

2706

2009

11

299

18

Godland

26

$2.99

Image

2714

2009

2

297

19

Godland

26

$2.99

Image

2714

2009

3

297

20

Shuddertown

4

$3.50

Image

2716

2010

8

299

21

Perhapanauts

5

$3.50

Image

2738

2009

1

259

22

Firebreather Series

4

$2.99

Image

2748

2009

2

295

23

Firebreather Series

4

$2.99

Image

2748

2009

3

295

24

Daomu

3

$2.99

Image

2767

2011

4

300

25

Lil Depressed Boy

3

$2.99

Image

2808

2011

4

296

26

PVP

43

$3.50

Image

2833

2010

1

287

27

Jersey Gods

4

$3.50

Image

2839

2009

5

292

28

Memoir

3

$3.50

Image

2844

2011

4

293

29

Elephantmen

28

$3.50

Image

2864

2010

11

297

30

Near Death

5

$2.99

Image

2864

2012

1

294

31

Memoir

2

$3.50

Image

2916

2011

2

298

32

Dead at 17 Witch Queen

2

$2.99

Image

2922

2010

4

299

33

Elephantmen

37

$3.99

Image

2938

2012

1

291

34

Underground

2

$3.50

Image

2945

2009

10

293

35

Mice Templar Vol. 3

7

$2.99

Image

2949

2012

1

290

36

Orc Stain

6

$2.99

Image

2949

2011

4

287

37

Marineman

3

$3.99

Image

2982

2011

2

296

 

MOONSTONE COMICS – A company that specializes in licensed vintage TV show characters  Some of these sales are ridiculously low and these books would be appealing to non-comic readers.

These Top 10 worst selling comics did not even have print runs of 2,000 copies.

375

Airboy Presents Air Vixens

1

$3.50

Moonstone

1246

2011

12

376

Honey West

5

$3.99

Moonstone

1383

2012

4

441

Phantom Generations

13

$3.99

Moonstone

1399

2010

6

370

That Man Flint

0

$1.99

Moonstone

1468

2011

9

432

Return of the Monsters Domino Lady Vs Mummy

 

$3.99

Moonstone

1560

2011

11

419

Phases of the Moon

2

$2.50

Moonstone

1677

2011

10

354

Zombies Vs Cheerleaders

6

$3.99

Moonstone

1766

2012

4

417

Kolchak Lovecraftian Damnation

 

$4.99

Moonstone

1796

2010

6

325

Sherlock Holmes & Kolchak

2 Mavlian Cvr

$3.99

Moonstone

1813

2009

5

343

Zombies Vs Cheerleaders

5

$3.99

Moonstone

1964

2011

12

 

VALIANT COMICS – this company was restarted in 2012 renewing their early 1990’s titles.  This companies sales are better than most but here are their top 10 lowest !

158

Bloodshot

6

$3.99

Valiant

12508

2012

12

156

Harbinger

7

$3.99

Valiant

12783

2012

12

163

Bloodshot

5

$3.99

Valiant

13156

2012

11

162

Archer & Armstrong

4

$3.99

Valiant

13478

2012

11

159

Harbinger

6

$3.99

Valiant

13617

2012

11

166

Bloodshot

4

$3.99

Valiant

14382

2012

10

144

X-O Manowar

8

$3.99

Valiant

14462

2012

12

148

Bloodshot

3

$3.99

Valiant

14517

2012

9

150

X-O Manowar

7

$3.99

Valiant

14527

2012

11

147

Archer & Armstrong

2

$3.99

Valiant

14539

2012

9

 

ZENESCOPE COMICS – now one of the biggest comic publishers which their line includes some TV/movie licensed titles.  Here are their worst sales under 3,000 copies each.

379

Jurassic Strike Force 5

2

$2.99

Zenescope

1622

2012

2

335

Agon Merc Flipbook

 

$2.99

Zenescope

1798

2009

11

363

Brimstone

7

$3.25

Zenescope

1988

2012

2

362

Jurassic Strike Force 5

1

$2.99

Zenescope

2007

2012

2

397

Brimstone

6

$3.25

Zenescope

2214

2011

10

330

Brimstone

5

$3.25

Zenescope

2308

2011

9

351

Basaldua & Debalfo Cover Gallery

 

$5.99

Zenescope

2332

2012

9

389

Mhsg Case Files Chupacabra

 

$5.99

Zenescope

2466

2012

8

370

Wake The F#Ck Up

1

$2.99

Zenescope

2766

2012

12

361

Charmed

24

$3.50

Zenescope

3161

2012

10

 

MARVEL COMICS – the worlds biggest publisher. They usually dominate the best selling comics but due to also publishing more monthly titles than any other company they also find some of their releases lost in the shuffle and ignored at the bottom of the scale.    71 comics made the monthly Top 300 chart that sales of under 4,000 copies.  Many of these are expensive issues or unique one-shots.  A few series made their way numerous times on the list proving to be Marvel’s worst selling titles before being cancelled.

1

Marvel Illustrated Kidnapped

3

$3.99

Marvel

2143

2009

1

280

2

Avengers Thor Captain America Official Ind

9

$3.99

Marvel

2599

2011

1

260

3

Daffodil

2

$5.99

Marvel

2650

2010

2

281

4

Spin Angels

3

$5.99

Marvel

2772

2009

10

298

5

Kabuki Reflections

12

$5.99

Marvel

2811

2009

2

292

6

Kabuki Reflections

12

$5.99

Marvel

2811

2009

3

292

7

Emma

2

$3.99

Marvel

2869

2011

4

292

8

Incognito Must Have

 

$4.99

Marvel

2881

2009

5

291

9

Riftwar

5

$3.99

Marvel

2906

2009

10

295

10

Avengers Thor Captain America Off Index

7

$3.99

Marvel

2947

2010

11

293

11

Sense & Sensibility

4

$3.99

Marvel

2972

2010

8

291

12

Supreme Power MGC

1

$1.00

Marvel

2983

2011

5

298

13

Marvel Adventures Super Heroes

20

$2.99

Marvel

3008

2010

2

274

14

Lords of Avalon Knights of Darkness

6

$3.99

Marvel

3045

2009

5

284

15

Super Heroes

22

$2.99

Marvel

3052

2012

1

286

16

Marvel Adventures Super Heroes

19

$2.99

Marvel

3103

2010

1

281

17

Marvel Illustrated Odyssey

6

$3.99

Marvel

3113

2009

2

283

18

Marvel Illustrated Odyssey

6

$3.99

Marvel

3113

2009

3

283

19

Super Heroes

11

$2.99

Marvel

3134

2011

2

289

20

Official Index to the Marvel Universe

14

$3.99

Marvel

3161

2010

2

272

21

Strikeforce Morituri We Who Are About To Die

1

$0.99

Marvel

3167

2012

1

284

22

Marvel Illustrated Odyssey

5

$3.99

Marvel

3174

2009

1

246

23

Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four

45

$2.99

Marvel

3194

2009

2

281

24

Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four

45

$2.99

Marvel

3194

2009

3

281

25

Ythaq No Escape

3

$5.99

Marvel

3200

2009

6

292

26

Dream Logic

2

$5.99

Marvel

3202

2010

8

283

27

Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four

44

$2.99

Marvel

3218

2009

1

243

28

Marvel Adventures Super Heroes

16

$2.99

Marvel

3248

2009

10

290

29

Official Index To Marvel Universe

13

$3.99

Marvel

3248

2010

1

276

30

Marvel Adventures Super Heroes

17

$2.99

Marvel

3306

2009

11

287

31

Lords of Avalon Knights of Darkness

4

$3.99

Marvel

3328

2009

2

278

32

Lords of Avalon Knights of Darkness

4

$3.99

Marvel

3328

2009

3

278

33

Super Heroes

21

$2.99

Marvel

3329

2011

12

292

34

Ythaq No Escape

2

$5.99

Marvel

3335

2009

5

275

35

Astonishing Spider-Man Wolverine Another

1

$4.99

Marvel

3352

2011

4

275

36

Super Heroes

13

$2.99

Marvel

3355

2011

4

274

37

Origins of (Bundle of 25)

 

$10.00

Marvel

3357

2010

1

272

38

Super Heroes

10

$2.99

Marvel

3386

2011

1

236

39

Avengers Thor Captain America Off Index

4

$3.99

Marvel

3448

2010

8

278

40

Marvel Adventures Super Heroes

11

$2.99

Marvel

3474

2009

5

270

41

Deadpool Poster Book

 

$5.99

Marvel

3499

2009

10

285

42

Formic Wars Silent Strike

2

$3.99

Marvel

3507

2012

1

272

43

Marvel Adventures Super Heroes

12

$2.99

Marvel

3507

2009

6

288

44

Super Heroes

8

$2.99

Marvel

3541

2010

11

276

45

Tales of the Dragon Guard

3

$5.99

Marvel

3582

2010

5

285

46

Super Heroes

14

$2.99

Marvel

3610

2011

5

277

47

Scourge of Gods Fall

2

$5.99

Marvel

3612

2009

8

286

48

Defenders Tournament of Heroes

1

$5.99

Marvel

3633

2012

1

268

49

Lords Of Avalon Knights Of Darkness

3

$3.99

Marvel

3639

2009

1

236

50

Trojan War

4

$3.99

Marvel

3642

2009

8

283

51

official Index To Marvel Universe

12

$3.99

Marvel

3689

2009

12

295

52

Marvel Adventures Super Heroes

10

$2.99

Marvel

3699

2009

4

300

53

Official Index To Marvel Universe

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Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com  for the initial Diamond sales figures data – see complete monthly Diamond sales chart and more stats at this site !

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics.   hoknes@hotmail.com

Morrison/Paquette to do WONDER WOMAN EARTH ONE

DC announces WONDER WOMAN EARTH ONE graphic novel by Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette. Morrison has been talking about a Wonder Woman project for years now, and it looks like this is it.

“This is some of the most fun I’ve had in a long time, because it’s a completely different type of comic book,” Morrison recently teased about the upcoming book to ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. “Usually I don’t do masses of research, but for Wonder Woman, I’ve actually been working my way through the entire history of feminism … I want this to be really, really good, to reflect not only what women think, but what men think of women. I’m trying to do something really different from what’s been done with the character before. That one’s been amazing fun, because it’s nothing like anything I’ve ever done before.”

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The MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE are coming to THE DCU this summer

DC has announced that the heroes of the DCU and the MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE will be mixing it up this summer.

DC’s BLOG teased an interview with KEITH GIFFEN.

After narrowly escaping his last battle with He-Man, Skeletor has fled to the most unexpected realm to recover: EARTH! Once there, he sets a plan in motion to siphon off Earth’s core magic. Forging an unlikely hunting party, He-Man and company go in search of Skeletor. Finding themselves at odds with the heroes of the DC Universe, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe must find a way to stop Skeletor and his mysterious new master!

And how will the Masters of the Universe respond to finding themselves within the DC Universe?

“Culture shock lives! Actually, they’ve come to stop Skeletor from doing to the DCU what he’s always wanted to do to Eternia,” Giffen teased to BUZZFEED. “By the way… what makes you think Skeletor came to the DCU voluntarily?”

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DR. PHOSPHORUS joins the ranks of the NEW 52

He may not be as big a name as some of the characters DC has recently teasedfor getting the NEW 52 treatment, but DOCTOR PHOSPHORUS is on his way, and it looks like he has his sights set on Catwoman.

For those of you who help put the INVEST in InvestComics, you may want to check out Detective Comics #469 (May 1977), which features the characters first Pre-New 52 appearance.  he also featured in the UNDERWORLD UNLEASHED storyline, where he got better control of his powers in exchange for selling his soul to Neron. And here is a LIST OF HIS APPEARANCES in Starman, where he was a recurring villain, responsible for the cancer that killed original Starman, Ted Knight.

Are these going to put your kids through college? I’m guessing “no,” but they’re all pretty decent reads, and a decent boost to any collection.

Here’s what EIC Bob Harras had to say,

A few weeks ago, we showed you the design for Joker’s Daughter and teased that something evil is lurking under Gotham City.

Today, the treacherous underworld of Gotham City expands with the New 52 debut of Dr. Phosphorus. And if you happen to be a skilled jewel thief in a feline costume, I’d be extra careful about crossing paths with this guy …

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DC (re)introduces BRONZE TIGER and CHESHIRE into the DCU.

On DC’s blog, they’ve teased images of the new BRONZE TIGER and CHESHIRE. DC EIC Bob Harras tells us they’ll be appearing in RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS, and that they are a part of Jason Todd’s past. IN pre-New 52 continuity, Bronze Tiger was a regular in THE SUICIDE SQUAD, and CHESHIRE was the villainess that was also the mother of Roy Harper’s ill-fated daughter, Lian. Considering Roy is a part of THE OUTLAWS, one would imagine the seeds could be planted for sparks to fly between the NEW 52 versions of these two, but only time will tell.

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Sneak Peak at final issue of TEAM 7

Here’s a first look at TEAM 7 #8, the final issue, on sale today.

Revealed: What broke Team 7 apart—and set Black Canary, Amanda Waller, Deathstroke and Majestic on the rocky road they travel today?

 

TEAM7_Cv8Written by:  Justin Jordan
Art by: Pascal Alixe, Jesus Merino
Cover by: Gary Frank, Cam Smith
Color/B&W: Color
Page Count: 32
U.S. Price: 2.99
On Sale Date: May 8 2013

Comic Broker Report – Grant Morrision and the Multiversity

I know a lot of readers that loath Grant Morrison.  Old and young a like, I hear em’ whine and moan about how the man can’t write for sh*t.  His recent run on Action Comics has fueled his detractors but trust me when I say that his stint on Action was misunderstood and should be read more than once much like Final Crisis. 

LCS workers under 30 never say anything pleasant about the enigmatic scribe and that amazes me.  I just assume they haven’t  read All Star Superman or Doom Patrol!   Despite the harsh talk most don’t doubt his creativity.  Unfortunately there is something about his style that turns reader off but people must be buying his comics because DC continues to let him push the boundaries of  the Sequential art medium.  I’ll admit he’s not for everyone but if you enjoy a writer who can generate original material as well as scripts overflowing with carefully crafted connections to the larger world’s they exist in then you should appreciate him.

This year Grant Morrison will revisit some old worlds and a few new ones in his 2010 2013 Epic Multiversity for DC.  Grant intends to expand the DCU by exploring the Multiverse in ways yet unimagined. Over the years he has laid the groundwork for this work in many corners of the DC universe and readers are in luck because this story will exist on the edge of the that universe.  In the past Mr.  Morrison has proven that  his best work usually functions outside what the rest of DC is doing.  With that in mind I have compiled a list of books that should prove to be important if you are planning on buying Grant’s next work for DC.

Animal Man 23: 1st App Earth 17

This book also features the first Earth 10-Nazi Superman/Uberman of Axis Amerika!

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Final Crisis: Superman Beyond 1-2: 1st Earth-20

Here we have the first appearance of Doc Fate and Doc Savage on Earth-20. Grant has said that this world will be used in Multiversity.

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And just because I think it’s awesome: Final Crisis Superman Beyond 1-2 introduces us to  Captain Allen Atom ( Adam ): the Quantum Superman!He is the combination of Captain Atom and Doctor Manhattan!

Justice League of America 153: 1st Appearance of Ultraa

Grant has recently stated that there will be a book called Ultraa the Unknown set on Earth Prime.  To my knowledge there have been two versions of this character.  The first appeared here.

Note: Superboy Prime was not the first hero from Earth Prime, This Ultraa was!  There is also a Whitman variant for this comic.

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JLA Quarterly 13 1st Appearance current Ultraa

This book features the most current Ultraa, the one Grant will be using. 

Note: this book also features a rare Linsner cover!

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JLA International 65

It seems that Ultraa Appearances are hard to come by.  This one took a while to track down.  Here Ultraa appears as a member of the League Busters!

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Countdown Arena 1 ( Variant )

Besides featuring another Ultraa this book has a host of first appearances and other treats related to what Morrison will be working on.  This series is interesting because many characters from the best parts of past events appear ( like those from Elsworlds! )

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The Flash 179 ( First Earth Prime )

This book is a true gem as it is the first appearance of Earth Prime.   It may be tough to find in good condition but it is an essential addition to any collector’s showcase.  

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Action Comics 9 ( New 52 )

Grant has said that Calvin Ellis, the Superman of Earth 23 will be the protagonist of the series.  As you can probably guess this comic is his first appearance.

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ALSO…

52 week 52 is the 1st appearance of  Earth 4  which is home to the Charlton/Watchmen characters.

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Note:  Each world within the Multiverse publishes comics about characters from the other 52 worlds.  There is 1 comic book that is haunted and kills anyone who comes in contact with it.  This is explained in Animal man 24 and it is stated that the comics come from Earth Prime. Ultraa the Unknown # 6 will be published by DC at some point.  The book itself is the killer comic.  I say buy it but wear cotton gloves when reading!

This article has been updated but with the likelyhood that Grant has augmented his scripts for the series I cannot confirm that Ultraa the Unknown will still be published but we can hope!

-Topher