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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 6/18/14

Important note here first:

ALL InvestComics material within the weekly Hot Picks is 100% authentic and original. If you see anything mentioned on the internet or on social media that is written here, it came from HERE. This article is from a pure speculation vantage point and is not researched, read about, and or borrowed from ANY website or social media outlet. Every thought, every recommendation, every prediction, every gain, every loss, everything is InvestComics. So when I inform you to buy up Namor comics a few months ago (In January – InvestComics Hot Picks #304), I had no idea that an article(s) would pop up regarding a possible Namor movie recently. Read the reasoning behind the speculation and you’ll understand that I am as authentic as they come. And then in the InvestComics #316 article it reads “…….Like Namor, yeah Namor. He’s going to be some sort of a factor. Be it now or in the not so distant future, but watch out for him. I’ve mentioned this before. This is a gut. Who knows…….?”  Namor was recommended a few more times after that and even before that too, so for those who ignored it, no biggie, you still have plenty of time before Marvel makes the official announcement whenever that may be (years).  You see, InvestComics is setting trends, breaking ground, making the “big guys”…….the “big” comic book websites take notice. Would they ever give credit where it’s due? No way. That would be too noble and unfortunately not everyone is as honest as I am. The aforementioned character is only a recent example of a plethora of characters I have speculated on and many, many of them have come to fruition, thus making some serious profits for speculators that have followed the website since its inception in 2005. More often than not these days there is another website or person taking credit from this article. Give kudos, give references, give the credit where it is due.

InvestComics is bucking the trend, setting the trend, altering the market if you will.  Even the latest Facebook group we are generating buzz – Investing in Comic books 101 (IC Poet Society) – right HERE. Speaking of buzz, we are on BuzzFeed, Yahoo, GPAnalysis (On site rss feed/Membership email blast), MyComicShop (weekly email blast), ComicWow, and countless others.

So what is the moral of this rant? Know that the source material you read week in and week out from THIS weekly article is coming from an ORIGINAL place; InvestComics. We truly are leading the way. And thanks to YOU.

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Have you heard that Daredevil will be coming to a television screen near you soon? That’s if you’re buying into Netflix of course. And of course you knew about Daredevil, but what about his rouge gallery? He has a few you should definitely have those in your collection by now. Typhoid Mary is still affordable and that should without a doubt be picked up. She first appeared in Daredevil #254 (1988). On the more expensive side you can and should always buy Amazing Spider-Man #50 (1967) whenever you have a chance. Never pass up the Kingpin’s first appearance. Especially since Marvel/Netflix just announced the person for that role on the television show. No matter really, Amazing Spidey #50 is a winner with or without that show coming on.  So then you have Daredevil (2014 4th Series) #4 coming out this week. This issue will focus on the all new villain The Owl. This villain will probably and most likely appear on the Netflix show as well. Check out the Owl’s first appearance in Daredevil #3 (1964). The new Daredevil issue this Wednesday will also bring Foggy Nelson into the equation. Will Foggy be a part of the new show too? Probably, but you’ll have to fork down some serious dough to get his first appearance because it just so happens to be the first appearance of Matt Murdock himself in Daredevil #1 (1964). Like in the case of the Amazing Spider-Man #50 issue though, Daredevil #1 will always be in the buy market.

Batwoman (2011 2nd Series) #32 will bring Nocturna front and center in the new 52 universe. And just in case you’re wondering; Nocturna’s first appearance is in Detective Comics #529 (1983).

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There is one knockout punch coming from Image Comics this week that you need to get and have fun with in the aftermarket; Wicked and Divine (2014) #1. The comic is completely sold out across the board. Regular and variants are sold out. So get em’ while they’re hot. MPH (2014 Image) #2 variants are gone. Look for second prints on this comic to follow soon.

1870697 1867874IDW will be in the black this new comic book day. Star Trek City on the Edge of Forever (2014) #1 is sold out and the Winterworld (2014 IDW) #1 variants are gone. Soon too will be the regular cover.  The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles star in an all new series; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Turtles In Time (2014) #1. Sales look strong on this comic right now.

Dynamite Entertainment are showing some very strong sales with Doodle Jump (2014) #1. Doodle will most likely be sold out soon after its release.

Marvel promises to name a character from its’ 48 year history in Silver Surfer (2014 5th Series) #3. What does this mean exactly? Your guess is as good as mine, I have no idea.

Other debut comics to check out this week; Thomas Alsop (2014) #1, Regular Show (2013 Kaboom) Annual #1, Fathom (2013 Aspen 5th Series) Annual #1, and Wonderland Age of Darkness (2014) #1.

 

Invest wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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InvestComics Hot Picks #319

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 5/14/14

Superior Spider-Man #29 Variant CGC 9.8 Signature Series: J. Scott Campbell…..buy it now right HERE. FREE SHIPPING! Also, buy it now and receive a FREE signed Dawning #1 (InvestComics Publishing) with the purchase. Yeah, that’s kind of all-around awesomeness.

BIG contest going on!! Check out the InvestComics Instagram to see! WIN a George Perez SIGNED Tales of the Teen Titans #44!! That’s right, the first appearance of Nightwing, signed by George Perez!

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Nothing really jumping out this week, but here are some comics to check out…..

With Iron Fist coming onboard to the television medium, what would one expect to see more of these days leading up to the Iron Fist Netflix T.V. series? More karate/kung fu comics right? Okay so Marvel will provide that beginning this week with Deadly Hands of Kung Fu (2014) #1. The hand to hand combat comics will make their official return this week and continue as long as the demand is there. There is a good chance that Deadly Hands will be sold out in a couple of weeks. The comic that the speculator really should have in their hands is Special Marvel Edition #15 (1973). This comic features the first appearance of Shang-Chi. Written by Steve Englehart, with cover and art by Jim Starlin. Yes this would be a nice edition to have in your back issue stash.

Superman75Superman vs Doomsday. Haven’t we been down this path once before? The end result did not fare well for Clark, but it fared very well with the media and collectors at the time. Rumor has it that Supes may bite the dust again. Isn’t this suppose to be the “New 52?” Why are we getting old stories like this one revamped? Aren’t there new stories to possibly explore instead of going back to the well so much?  “NEW 52″……NEW. Okay. So with DC’s big hoopla of Superman vs. Doomsday in Superman Doomed (2014) #1, the comic that will probably be a bigger draw in the aftermarket (if there even is one for this) will be Superman Wonder Woman (2013) #8. This will be the continuation of the Superman Doomed #1 book. Maybe not as many printed Superman Wonder Woman #8’s as there will be Superman Doomed #1? Who knows? All and all, it will interesting to see what spin they put on this story this time. Buy this comic at your local shop and relive history with a new twist.

Justice League United (2014) #1 seems to have a lot of copies sitting at the distributor. What gives with that? A fantastic story will bring readers and collectors right on board though!

Captain Marvel (2014 8th Series) #3 will see our hero team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Expect to see GOTG everywhere (as they slowly have been) before they hit the screen. Speaking of Captain’s, Captain America (2012 7th Series) #20 will see Steve Rogers’ life change forever! Hasn’t he been through enough?

United States of Murder Inc (2014) #1 has television series or movie written all over it. Pick this comic up and hold on to it. You should be hearing news on this comic sooner than later……if it never comes to fruition so what. A great read will probably be ahead.

Legend John Byrne has a sold out book arriving this Wednesday. Star Trek New Visions Mirror Cracked (2014) #1 will have availability only on the shelf that you see. No mas after that spot is empty. John Byrne first tackled the Star Trek genre in 2008’s Star Trek: Alien Spotlight: Romulans (no number on cover). That too was with IDW Publishing.

A new beginning after ‘All Out War’ in Walking Dead (2003 Image) #127. This comic is sold out at the distributor.

Rogue Trooper Classics (2014 IDW) #1 will focus on the debut of Rogue Trooper. Why not just get the first appearance in 2000 AD #228 (1981) if you can find it. If the demand ever drums up for the UK hero’s (as InvestComics has said it will) then maybe this should be one to have in your portfolio.

Think Tank Fun With PTSD (2014) #1 from Image comics is just about sold out. And Weird Love (2014 IDW) #1 may have the sold out sign on it very soon.

Invest wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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Wormwood Gentleman Corpse in Development

This oddball series from 30 Days of Night and Fell artist Ben Templesmith has just been picked up for development by the  Travieso Production Company.  IDW collected the earliest publications from Lo-Fi Magazine into an issue 0 taster.

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There is a rare variant for that issue which is going to be tough to track down.  But if you want the first appearance this is the one to hunt for and it’s going to be a difficult find:

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Spidey

InvestComics Hot Picks #315

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 4/16/14

Fifteen number one issues are featured in this week’s article. Some of course with an overload in the variant cover department, but hey no one is forcing anyone to buy them right?

Marvel Comics continues their version of the new 52 with the release of Hulk (2014 2nd Series) #1 and Ultimate Fantastic Four (2014 2nd Series) #1. Not a complete overhaul of their titles, but an abundance of number one issues. Which in reality is completely pointless, but that’s a debate for another time. The new Hulk series will do well, while the new Fantastic Four will border on mediocrity after its first few issues. The Hulk series is accompanied by six variants and FF only has two. See even Marvel knows the deal here. The GET comic in all 8 of these choices is the Mark Bagley Hulk variant. Mark is a stud, Hulk is a stud, CGC is a stud, and a signature from Mark would cap off your $25 variant investment.

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Staying on topic with the variants covers, there is a prized variant to try to get your hands on. Superior Spider-Man (2012) #31 will have six variants, but it’s the Midtown Comics color and sketch variants that will fetch some aftermarket love. Be sure to check out InvestComics on Ebay for a chance to bid on those comics if you miss out. Oh yes one more thing. Superior Spider-Man #31 is sold out at the distributor.

Solar Man of the Atom (2014 Dynamite) #1 comes with twelve variants. Stuck in those variants someplace are two Rob Liefeld variants. Neat! Solar Man of the Atom gained huge popularity back in 1991 when the series was under the Valiant banner. These days, most of the characters are seeing resurgence. And if you missed the cool announcement coming out of the Sharp Comics camp, they are releasing limited edition variant connecting covers that include Turok, Solor, and Magnus from “Mr. Valiant” himself Bob Layton. Check out the full press release right HERE.

Batman Eternal (2014) #2 will introduce an old villain that has yet to be introduced in the New 52. Sinestro (2014) #1 will be a great read. His first appearance in Green Lantern #7 (1961) is always a nice book to keep in the collection.

A couple of comic covers this week pay tribute to yesteryear. Bad Ass (2014 Dynamite) #4 borrows from Amazing Spider-Man #129 (1974). Godstorm Hercules Payne (2014) #1 pays homage to Action Comics #1 (1938). It’s nice to see a Zenescope Entertainment Ana_Alexanderbook that doesn’t involve any T&A on its variant cover.

IDW will release Transformers Windblade (2014) #1. Windblade first appeared this year in Transformers: Robots in Disguse #26 (2014). Did you know that the character Sheena is older than Superman? Sheena first appeared in the UK in 1937 and then in the states in 1938. Now in 2014, she appears again courtesy of Moonstone comics; Sheena (2014 Moonstone) #1.

A comic that may fly under the radar this week, but should be blipping on your screen is Porcelain (2014 Red 5) #1. Actress/Model Ana Alexander (Femme Fatales/Bones) is the creator/writer/star of this comic. It involves an assassin and it looks as though it’s done in a modern anime style. Be sure to check out this comic. Oh, in case you’re not too sure who Ana Alexander is, she’s pictured to the right.

Here are the rest of the number one issues to definitely check out this Wednesday. Mercenary Pig #1 from Aazurn Publishing is sold out at the distributor level. Got to love that title!  Translucid (2014) #1, Ghost Wolf (2014 Amigo) #1 (sold out), Time Lincoln Continental (2014) #1, Captain Action Cat (2014) #1, A Piggys Tale (2014) #1 (sold out),  and San Hannibal (2014) #1 (sold out).

 

See you soon. Invest wisely

Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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Iron_Man

InvestComics Hot Picks #312

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 3/19/14

For the second straight week we have another extremely slow week for the speculators. This should not be a bad thing; this is actually a very good thing. With the lull in the spec market this week, one should be hitting those back issue bins or scouring the internet for that back issue they have been putting off.

A quick variant cover lesson coming up…….

Let’s get this out of the way. Marvel’s version of their New 52 seems very forced and makes absolutely no sense. While we all have to understand that Marvel Comics is in fact a company and they have to make money to stay in business; hence their relaunch of many titles, there is a certain feel to hearing the words in the New Daredevil (2014 4th Series) #1 solict that reads “BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT!”. “I” didn’t demand it. Do you know anyone that demanded a restart on the Daredevil title?? I didn’t think so. This is the first part of these relaunch titles that seem to be so forced. The second is the variant craze.

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If you have friends that are “speculators” and buy most of the variants, I’m challenging all of the specs that read this column and are followers of InvestComics to tell them to stop buying the variant covers thinking they will make money on them. The majority of them they won’t. It’s the speculator with the 90’s mentality ruining it for everyone else. Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, Dynamite, IDW, etc. have all recognized the fanboy wannabe speculator and are sucking them dry of their money and in turn are making it worse for the real spec to sell their variant. Now granted, there are some seriously nice variant covers that fans want for their collection, but know the difference here. Collection vs. market.

Some readers right now may be asking the question; “Well how do you know that these companies know about these fanboy wannabe specs?”  How about Superman Unchained (2013 DC) #6 this week? This comic is a perfect case in point to the aforementioned. Superman Unchained #SIX, not number 1, not number 50, 100, 500, 1000, no a number SIX comes with ELEVEN variants. Absurd. DC Comics labels the variant “75th anniversary” to lure the uninformed. They know by publishing all of these variants that many “collectors” will get them all thinking they will be worth money 20 years from now when in fact many of the variants will be worth cover price. The variants worth the time of day are the variants that no one expects to be worth the monies they get. The true speculator learns (through here mostly!) that they need to strike at certain points to maximize their payday. The second thing to know is that your variant has to be graded; signature series is even more preferred.

Know how to work the variant market, teach the speculator that buys them all that it will be better for all of us if they’d refrain from doing that. Maybe just maybe we’ll get back to the 2 variant cover deals (maybe even 3) from these companies and the market won’t be so inundated with 11 variant covers to a Superman Unchained #6 comic.

Iron Man (2012 5th Series) #23 will be introducing its own infinity gems into the Iron Man lure. The epic storyline is called ‘Rings of The Mandarins’. Check out that cover from Mike Del Mundo, very nice. One thing worth noting too about this issue, remember how for weeks I kept talking about how Marvel/Disney is probably testing the market on the Marvel UK characters? Well guess what, a “classic Marvel UK character” will be making an appearance in this issue in a “reintented form”. So about that testing the market stuff…….

A few number one comics coming this Wednesday; Sovereign (2014 Image) #1 will be sold out by Friday, Anne Bonnie (2014 Blue Juice) #1 looks very interesting and did you catch their Accelerators title? Good stuff. Fans of the mega talented rock group Rush will have much to look forward to this week. Rush Clockwork Angels (2014 Boom) #1; The comic book is based on their music and is co-written by drummer and lyricist Neil Peart. Yes my friend Mandi is in heaven! She is the ultimate Rush fan and Rush fans will be out in droves to get this comic. And rounding out this week is Witcher (2014 Dark Horse) #1.

Invest wisely. Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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InvestComics Hot Picks #310

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 3/5/14

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Marvel Comics will go back to the well this week with another Moon Knight Series attempt; Moon Knight (2014 5th Series) #1. Will it work this time? Will the new series exceed the proverbial magic number of 60? You see, Marc Spector has never seen an issue after number 60. 38 was his second high score. Now granted, some of his 16 or so series have been limited series, reprints, team-ups or utter failures in the ongoing series department. There are some characters within comic companies that see early success and or have a cult like following, so the companies cater to those in need of the hero/villain once in a while with the high hopes that more fans will latch on. It happens all the time. Failure usually happens too all the time. Moon Knight is the classic case in point here. But with all of the television and movie executives breathing down every cornerstone of every cinderblock within the comic book entertainment industry, Moon Knight is bound to get picked up. If you’re an old school follower of InvestComics, you will know that I have been saying this for years. Moon Knight is Marvel’s answer to DC’s Batman. The Dark Knight vs. The White Knight. What better way can Marvel stick it to DC than to have a successful run on the White Knight on some entertainment medium outlet level? Be it a TV show or a movie. Of course Marvel has absolutely nothing to prove these days to anyone, but Moon Knight would make a nice addition to an already successful run.

Let’s just assume for a moment that Marvel is going to green light Moon Knight as a major motion picture. What approach do they take? Well there isn’t much choice in the style/ambiance/feel you can go with except one; dark. It would mark one of the first major Marvel Studios films (new era) to be a darker/grittier feature. So where to reference from you may ask? There are two places and these are guarantees in the spec market IF Moon Knight ever gets green lit. Grab your pen and paper folks, these are LOCKS. The first spot they will look is 1993. In 1993 Moon Knight received his “Miller/McFarlane/Lee/Johns” on his book. The character finally got an identity like the previous aforementioned creators did for their characters. A mere mention of McFarlane and your mind is on Spider-Man. Miller and you go to Batman/Daredevil. You get the idea here. His name was Stephen Platt. Platt essentially became THE Moon Knight guy on Moon Knight #55 (1993). Anyone that was to ever follow will have to follow his lines. But it took about 13 years for the next creator to step up to the plate and except Platt’s challenge. In 2006 David Finch accepted the challenge and redefined the character once more in Moon Knight #1 (2006). Without a shadow of a doubt, IF Moon Knight ever sees the light of day, these two comic books will in fact (not fact really, but boy am I confident here) be the reference points to lead the way. Buy these comics now for minimal monies; you have nothing to lose really. It’s such an affordable book that it won’t even hit your wallet hard at all. Buy the David Finch variant, get it signed and graded too while you’re at it.

And one more Moon Knight comic to buy, a must actually; Werewolf by Night #32 (1975). That of course is the first appearance of Moon Knight. By all accounts, a pricey book for a character that hasn’t seen that much success at all. Odd isn’t it? I leave you with a quick nugget about Moony, then we must move on. Did you know that one of the first ever comics to go Direct was Moon Knight #15 (1982)? Check out that Frank Miller/Joe Jusko cover. Interior art by Bill Sienkiewicz. What a beauty of a book.

So stock up on Moon Knight because this might be the time that Hollywood finally comes a’ knockin’ so be prepared. And let’s also hope that this series doesn’t face the ominous fate that Scottie Young’s Moon Knight Variant has suffered.

Speaking of suffering an ill demised ending, rumors are swirling all over the place regarding Forever Evil (2013 DC) #6. Will Nightwing bite the dust? Does this really matter? We all know he’s going to be in the new Batman vs. Superman film, so he will come back JUST in time for the movie release. His death will spark an uptick in the market, but as quickly as it does, it will fall. Get this comic and sell it. Get it out of your hands asap.

She-Hulk (2014 3rd Series) #2 will guest star Hellcat. Check out her first appearance as Hellcat in Avengers #144 (1976) done up by some guy named George Perez. (Sarcasm here of course).

IDW will release Rogue Trooper (2014) #1 this week as a new ongoing series. Rouge Trooper first appeared in 2000AD #228 (1981). Some guy named Dave Gibbons was the co-creator. (Sarcasm once again).

Archie Comics makes their way onto the InvestComics Hot Picks list this week. Mega Man (2011 Archie) #34 will introduce Mega Man X.

Definite number one issues to keep on your radar this Wednesday. The very first Millarworld Universe comic, Starlight (2014 Image) #1. Tales of Honor (2014 Image) #1 will have a sold out sign on it, as will Veil (2014 Dark Horse) #1.

And the rest….Auteur (2014 Oni Press) #1Batman Superman (2013 DC) Annual #1, Darkness Vicious Traditions (2014 Image) #1, and Evil Empire (2014 Boom) #1.

In the “enough already” department, Magneto (2014) #1 and Wolverine and the X-Men (2014) #1. Probably going to be excellent fun reads, but no power behind them to ever sustain in the aftermarket.

Invest wisely, Carpe Diem.

Jay Katz

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Hasbro, DeNA, and IDW Publishing Deliver the Ultimate Fan Experience for TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS’ Dark Cybertron Episode

San Diego, CA (February 5, 2014) Hasbro, DeNA and IDW Publishing today announced a collaboration to bring Dark Cybertron to life in a new interactive experience for the action-packed mobile card battle game TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS. Fans that play the TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS in-game episode that starts on February 5 and runs through February 11 will gain free access to a special edition Dark Cybertron comic from IDW Publishing, in addition to exclusive discounts on select TRANSFORMERS action figures from Hasbro featured in the Dark Cybertron story, such as ARMADA STARSCREAM and SKYWARP.

TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS’ Dark Cybertron Episode

Dark Cybertron is the first Team Battle episode in TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS. It combines elements of cooperative and competitive gameplay that players have never experienced before this mobile game. In the Dark Cybertron episode players will join forces with the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS to battle against a powerful and ancient enemy, the NECROTITAN, and fight to unravel the meaning behind mysterious new developments in the battle for CYBERTRON.

The new Dark Cybertron episode is available to play beginning on February 5 by downloading TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android devices for free at: http://mobage.com/games/TRANSFORMERS-LEGENDS

Free Dark Cybertron Comic Book

As part of the collaboration between DeNA and IDW Publishing, players who take part in this week’s TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS Dark Cybertron episode can also download a special issue of the Dark Cybertron comic book for free via the game. The limited release comic chronicles the latest developments in the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons from the fan-favorite series.

Save on Action Figures

Completing the TRANSFORMERS fan experience, HasbroToyShop.com is offering a 15 percent off discount from Feb. 5-11, 2014 on select TRANSFORERS GENERATIONS action figures featured in the Dark Cybertron storyline: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Class Autobot Scoop Figure  (SKU #A5780), Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Class Mini-Con Assault Team Figure (SKU #A5779), Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Class Skywarp Figure (SKU #A5778) and the Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Class Armada Starscream Figure (SKU #A5777). To purchase the discounted action figures, please visit: www.HasbroToyShop.com/tflegends15

Assets for the TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS Dark Cybertron in-game episode, the Dark Cybertron comic, and images of select TRANSFORMERS action figures on sale can be downloaded via this link: http://moba.ge/DarkCybertron

 

About DeNA DeNA (pronounced “D-N-A”) is a global leader of developing and operating mobile services including free-to-play games, the Mobage social games platform, e-commerce and other online offerings. Founded in 1999, DeNA is headquartered in Tokyo with offices and game development studios across the globe. DeNA Co., Ltd. is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (2432). For more information, visit: http://www.dena.com

About Hasbro, Inc. Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental need for play for children and families through the creative expression of the Company’s world class brand portfolio, including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, PLAY-DOH, MY LITTLE PONY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF and LITTLEST PET SHOP.  From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative play and entertainment experiences, in a variety of forms and formats, anytime and anywhere. The Company’s Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for more than 180 markets around the world, and for the U.S. on Hub Network, part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Through the company’s deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens.” Learn more at www.hasbro.com.

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.    IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.

Mars Attacks

SAM KIETH & CHRIS RYALL TEAM UP FOR MARS ATTACKS

Unique Sci-Fi Tale Will Tell The Story Of The First Earth Born Martian

San Diego, CA (January 30, 2014) – There have been many stories told in the Mars Attacks universe, but possibly never one quite like this. Beginning in May, Chris Ryall and Sam Kieth, the team behind The Hollows, join forces once again to tell the story of Mars Attacks: First Born.

First Born, a four-issue series written by Ryall from a story co-plotted by Ryall and Kieth, and featuring art and covers by Kieth, tells a deceptively quiet story of the aftereffects of the Martian invasion: in a devastated neighborhood, a few survivors try to rebuild their lives. One of those survivors is an infant Martian, left behind in the attacks. But was she left behind on accident, or as part of a more nefarious plan? Does nature versus nurture apply to horrible invaders from Mars? These are some of the themes being explored in this series. Also: giant bugs.

“This series is a multi-tiered love letter,” said series writer and IDW Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall. “Every page shows not only the love Sam and I have for Mars Attacks, but also wild science-fiction tales from the past, the sorts of things Wally Wood drew in the pages of Weird Science-Fantasy and other EC comics. Our adoration of Wally’s work is front and center in this series, but it’s also a great next move for Sam and I after the working relationship we developed on The Hollows. And it surely gives Mars Attacks fans something special, in addition to also giving them some of the wanton carnage and gallows humor they’ve come to expect.”

The influence of classic science-fiction stories of years past extends to the variant covers for each issue, too. Artist Loston Wallace pays homage to classic Wally Wood EC covers in each image he’s creating for the series.

“Sam has been a friend to Topps for more than 20 years, and we’re happy to see him finally put his stamp on Mars Attacks,” says Adam Levine, Topps’ Head of Outbound Licensing. “His wild style and one-of-a-kind sense of storytelling will no doubt bring a fresh take to our classic Martians.”

Mars Attacks: First Born #1 (of 4) launches in May.

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.    IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.

Strek

Meet Captain Jane Tiberia Kirk

Star Trek loves its alternate timelines and mirror universes. Well, now it’s getting gender bent as they meet their gender swapped counterparts. Hey, at least they don’t have evil goatees, right?

Star Trek: Ongoing #29, from IDW

The all-new Five Year Mission of the Enterprise continues as Captain Jane Tiberius Kirk and her crew encounter a never-before-seen enemy in deep space! Wait… Jane Kirk? What’s going on?! All will be revealed in the first chapter of this new two-part story overseen by STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci!

Page Count

24 Pages

Digital Release Date

January 29 2014

Age Rating

12+ Only

Copyright

2014 Paramount Pictures Corp. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved
Jane Kirk
Dreamer

The Dreamer Volume 3 Coming March 2014

Bea Whaley’s Vivid Dreams About The American Revolution Continue In This All-New Graphic Novel!

San Diego, CA (January 20, 2013) – IDW Publishing is pleased to announce that the next release in the graphic novel series The Dreamer will hit stores this March. The Dreamer Volume 3: The Battle of Harlem Heights (ISBN 9781613778869) is the third and final book in the story arc The Consequence of Nathan Hale and will be available in comic book stores as well as book trade venues.
In the 21st Century Bea’s friends and family begin to suspect that something is wrong, but Bea knows she cannot tell them about her dreams. As tensions rise, she struggles to return to the 18th century, where her friends’ lives are threatened by the ever-growing war – and this time, she just might be too late to save them.

“You don’t need to be a history buff or comic book fan to love my book, The Dreamer,” say creator Lora Innes. “The reason the book resonates with readers is it’s filled with romance, action and adventure that anyone can relate to. The fact that much of this actually happened is only backdrop to the story, but it makes it much richer.”

The Dreamer has been nominated for numerous Harvey Awards and is a fan-favorite among comic book and mainstream readers alike. The Dreamer Volume 1 and Volume 2 are also available in both print and digital formats. Volume 4 in the series is planned for 2016.

What others have said about The Dreamer:
“There is not a single misstep in the entire book. To say I’m hooked is a huge understatement. I’m buying this volume, the previous volume and will preorder the next volume.”  —FirstComicNews.com

“That this beautiful work is paired to a pitch-perfect story at once epic and intimate, both serious and playful, that straddles a teenage present and our nation’s most dramatic past is a testament to a creativity that knows no bounds.” —Michael Frost Beckner, producer of Spy Games

“The best books in life are the one you’re surprised by — the ones where you see the cover and think, “Huh. This looks cool.”…and then you don’t come up for air until you’ve read all the way through to the end. That’s what happened with Lora Innes’s The Dreamer.” —Fantasy Magazine

Visit www.thedreamercomic.com for more information. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Dreamer-Comic/146005828774488

Follow Creator Lora Innes on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LoraInnes

About The Dreamer Creator Lora Innes writes and illustrates the tale of 17-year-old Beatrice “Bea” Whaley, a student who begins having vivid dreams about a brave and handsome soldier named Alan Warren… a member of an elite group known as Knowlton’s Rangers that fought during the Revolutionary War. Prone to keeping her head in the clouds, Bea welcomes her nightly adventures in 1776; filled with danger and romance they give her much to muse about the next day. But it is not long before Beatrice questions whether her dreams are simply dreams or something more…

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.    IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.

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The InvestComics Hot Picks article may not make it every Sunday for a little bit. It may happen more often than not these days because life has a way of throwing curve balls our way, so we adjust. No matter what though, the InvestComics Hot Picks will find its way to your desktop before Wednesday! Thanks for your continued support as always. And thank you for your patience!

….11 more days till Christmas and the Star Wars #1 (Dark Horse) 9.8 CGC Signature Series signed by Brian Wood giveaway is a bit out of reach right now (we’re at 1659). InvestComics along with Ratchet City Comics are offering up a chance to win the aforementioned comic, but the IC Facebook page needs to reach 3000 in order for the giveaway to happen on Christmas. If you help us get to 3000, you may win the awesome giveaway. So share the love. A miracle waits! Get all the details right HERE.

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InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 12/18/13

If you were a comic book fan back in the 90’s you will remember the fun that followed the Todd McFarlane Amazing Spider-Man run. A fellow by the name of Erik Larsen took over the reins for a while and the ride was just as superb a ride as from McFarlane. So many characters introduced and one of which will be returning this week in Superior Spider-Man (2012) #24. Check out Cardiac in his first appearance by the stellar Mr. Larsen in Amazing Spider-Man #344(1990). Before Cardiac was his villainy self he was Dr. Wortham in Amazing Spider-Man #342(1989). Fun times those 80’s/90’s Spidey runs were. Fun times…….So in closing, with the recent Spider-Man 2 trailer coming out, it’s a safe bet to think we will see more Spidey coming our way. Actually it’s a sure bet, Sony pictures said so. The question remains. Who is to get the tap on the shoulder to get in there next? No one knows, but maybe, just maybe Cardiac will be answering that call. You never know!

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A return appearance and an end for a Spider-Man book this week. Check out the last issue of Scarlet Spider (2012 2nd Series) #25 as many questions are answered with some surprises as well.

The new Lobo shows up in the latest Supergirl book. Check out Supergirl (2011 5th Series) #26 for that. If you are one that pines for the old Lobo, don’t forget that his first appearance is in a very affordable comic; Omega Men #3 (1983).

Batman and Robin (2011 2nd Series) #26 will give readers the retelling (new 52 style) of Two-Face’s origin. Batman’s foe first appeared in Detective Comics #66 (1942). He’s a great villain, but doesn’t deserve the cash that some dealers/sellers ask, but they’ll get it nonetheless. Staying with the Batman theme here. The successful Harley Quinn #0 leads into Harley Quinn (2013) #1 this week. Expect sellouts on this one. Harley is a popular one……for now. Do not put all of your eggs in one basket here. Harley is a cool character, but she will not sustain an uptick in the long run. That said, the Adam Hughes variant looks like a sold out book with nice profit potential there. Signature Series would be a nice way to go with this one. As always, high grade too!

Sinister Dexter (2013 IDW) #1 will make its U.S. Debut. A popular comic strip in the UK, now comes to IDW. If this comic hits right, you may want to look for 2000 A.D. #992 (1996) as the earliest first appearance found. Probably nothing to get your hopes over, so don’t go ga ga over this.

X-Men (2013) 3rd Series #8 will feature the debut on Monet. It’s always nice to catch a first appearance in an X-Men book, so be sure to check this out.

A recent fan of InvestComics reached out to thank me for some Hot Pick advise. InvestComics recommend Voice in the Dark #1 (sold out, second print already printed) as he flipped the comic for $12. This Wednesday Voice in the Dark (2013 Image) #2 will hit the shelves. What will this comic bring? The speculator always has to be careful with the second issue. The number two issue (and 3) are essentially the most vital in a series as far as the speculation market goes. Why is that? The follow-up issue to a number one issue must be met with the same interest as the first or the series will fall flat in the aftermarket. Word of mouth will get around as a YEA or Nay on this series after Wednesday. You must keep a pulse on what the fans are saying as well as the aftermarket. Being on time is another huge factor, but we’re talking about interest in storyline here right now. The story has to captivate the interest of the fan in the second issue. If it does not, the aftermarket is nil.

All New X-Men #20Locke and KeySome number one issues to check out this week; Teen Titans Go (2013) #1 will be a “go” to book this week. Look for tremendous interest here. A cool storyline hits Illegitimates (2013 IDW) #1 and check out the Bill Willingham variant on this one, another zombie book 8-bit Zombies (2013 Antarctic Press) #1, an interesting plot line in Midas Flesh (2013 Boom) #1, another Star Wars comic Star Wars Darth Vader and Cry of Shadows (2013) #1, Ghost is back Ghost (2013 Dark Horse) #1, and Lisa gets her own book Wonderful World of Lisa Simpson (2013) #1.

Also check out the awesome variant cover from Locke and Key (2013 7th Series) Alpha #2. Dave Sim pays homage to Spidey.

Rounding out this week we see the cover to All New X-Men (2012) #20. Every so often I link fans back to the InvestComics special I ran over a year ago called Romantic X-Men Images. It’s a collection of X-Men covers that depict various X-Men team members in the act of public displays of affection. Why this particular team has so many covers like this is a bit mind boggling really. So I will add the cover of All New X-Men #20 to this collection of Romantic X-Men Covers. If you missed the original article with the covers, click HERE.

Thanks again for your patience everyone. See you next week!

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InvestComics Publications released its second book yesterday. The Dawning #2 is now available to purchase on the website and some local retailers. The issue contains more twist and turns as we get some more questions answered and some more unanswered questions too! If you’d like to purchase The Dawning #2 – click right HERE. Be sure to tell all your comic book buds about the new InvestComics Publications and The Dawning! Join the InvestComics Star_Wars_1_Dark_Horse_investcomics_CGCPublications Facebook page to discuss The Dawning and to catch upcoming projects from IC Pub. Click HERE to be directed there now.

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There are an abundance of comics to check out this week. The list is long, but the week is very soft. That said I’ll be sure to let you know which comics to put your emphasis on. Not much here, so look for those back issues.

InvestComics Hot Picks – New Comic Releases 11/27/13

One standout comic this week could be Nova (2013 5th Series) #10. Last week with the mention of Nova #19 (1978), many fans were very puzzled by this. I received a few messages on the board, Instagram, and personal email saying “Nova? Really?” Yes Nova, really. If you haven’t been paying attention, let me fill you in a bit.

Marvel Studios are about to embark on a whole new universe of pictures and change everything. Yes they are going to change the way movie goers watch “space/cosmic” films with the release of one film; Guardians of the Galaxy. What this particular film will do is open up the flood gates to introduce Marvel in space; their Cosmos if you will. Yes the film will have to fare well in order for the initial steps to be taken, to progress. If all goes well (which it should), Marvel Studios will be on their way to building a cosmic storyline on the big screen as no one has ever done before (besides Star Wars of course, calm down). Now there is one point though, which has been mentioned on InvestComics a few times, what about failure? What happens WHEN, not IF, When a Marvel Studios movie does not meet expectations at the box office? This will in fact happen, it’s inevitable. It will be very interesting to see how Disney reacts to the bad box office draw. One thing is for certain however, the comic book market will be affected to a degree. The prices will drop back into place where they probably should be and level off. The constant influx of various movies and television show announcements are driving prices batty for quite some time now. THIS will be the crash, NOT the variants, 3D covers, etc. The hyperbole will drive pricing back to reality if expectations are not met in the mainstream. Would you pay $10,000 for a Walking Dead CGC 9.9? Yes someone did. THAT is what you call a bad investment. $10,000 on a first appearance 9.9 of Green Goblin, Lois Lane, or even Wolverine makes sense. These characters are household names. Walking Dead is a hot zombie television show right now. It will eventually run its course and no longer be hot anymore. Granted, good story, good show, but its zombies….that’s it. Yes anyone can say “it’s about the character development and how we follow them” but in actuality, no zombies, no show. Not bashing the show, giving a dose of speculation reality here. Spending $10,000 on the number one issue is a bit of an oversight on that buyers part, but maybe, just maybe I’ll be wrong on this.

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So back to Nova, as explained Marvel Studios will take the leap into space. It’s a risky one with Guardians because no one really knows of them. Rocket Raccoon will be the star in this one, so it’s best you stock up on him. Anyway, Nova has been mentioned in passing by Marvel and through some rumors. If Marvel is reaching out into the space universe, what’s not to think Nova won’t be a part of that? Same with Warlock, Silver Surfer, Death, and maybe Rom! Remember him? How cool would that be to have a Rom movie? Yes wrestling with that toy company can get dicey, but what Disney wants, Disney gets. What it all boils down to is making sure as a speculator that you have all of your Cosmic ducks in a row. Pick up the rare first appearance, those odd number one issues, the status quo change books, and the rare Thanos variants. It will pay dividends down the line IF the Guardians of the Galaxy movie does well. Nova (2013 5th Series) #10 will play pretend and solict this comic as the 100th issue. Gotta love the restarts, five of them for Nova to be exact here. The comic will come with all sorts of variants. The prize variant will be the JG Jones Incentive. A $60 book that can see some decent gains if handled properly. Nova #10 will star the NEW New Warriors (another potential space team down the road). Check out the first appearance of the New Warriors (“old team”) in Thor #411 (1989). A must own.

We like intros don’t we? Of course we do! Ultimate Spider-Man (2012 Marvel Universe) #20 will introduce a new villain named Whirlwind, so check that out. Kick-Ass 3 (2013 Marvel) #5 will do some introducing themselves with a new villain team. Infinity Hunt (2013) #4 plants the seeds of Marvel’s next major event. Are we tired yet of these major events? And speaking of Infinity, Infinity (2013 Marvel) #6 will conclude with an oversized issue as Thanos fights everyone! And incidentally, Iron Man #55 is Still a must buy. Avengers Assemble (2012) #21 hints at the team Inhumans. The Inhumans are about to have a breakout year next year. Get on top of Fantastic Four #45 (1965) for the first appearance of the Inhumans. Staying on topic with the Avengers, Avengers Arena (2012) #18 will see its final issue this week. With more death and a launching pad for something else. Something major will be happening in All New X-Men (2012) #19 so be sure to glance through that book. Damian Son of Batman (2013) #2 is sold out for the most part on the retail level. The variants are completely sold out. The Andy Kubert black and white variant would be a nice CGC sig series flip book. Forever Evil Argus (2013) #2 will highlight Deathstroke. One of the baddest dudes in the DC Universe. If you’re a regular reader of this column each week, you already know that InvestComics is a huge Deathstroke supporter. I have always felt that the Deathstroke character is on the cusp of some serious play, but DC doesn’t know exactly what to do with him (i.e. Nightwing). Yes they finally put him on television (sparingly), but that’s not enough. Get this guy going already. Bigger role on the show, movie appearances, chop chop DC! A huge recommendation throughout the years on InvestComics has been The New Teen Titans #2 (1980) and it will continue to be in BUY mode with InvestComics. And for those keeping score at home, Forever Evil Argus #2 variant is sold out, which means absolutely nothing on the speculator side of things. Geoff Johns will be hitting all out on Aquaman (2011 5th Series) #25. The conclusion to the “Death of a King” storyline. The new Superior Spider-Man event begins this week; The Darkest Hour in Superior Spider-Man (2012) #22. Venom will have his first run in with Superior Spidey in this issue. This should be very interesting. In the “in case you missed it” department, DC will release Sandman Overture (2013) Special Edition #1. The issue will feature a bunch of useless extras if you’re interested.

IDW will bring back a cult favorite in Sam Keith’s Maxx Maxximized (2013 IDW) #1. A collector can buy the first appearance of Maxx in the overprinted Darker Image #1 (1993).

Black Science (2013 Image) #1 will be THE Image Comic to grab this week. Already sold out at the retail level, but the $10 Midtown Comics variant will be the one to get if this comic makes an impact in the aftermarket. IDW’s Mr Peabody and Sherman (2013 IDW) #1 variant is sold out. Never Ending (2013 Dark Horse) #1, Quest (2013 Zenescope) #1, and Sledgehammer 44 Lightning War (2013) #1 are all on the verge of selling out.

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INVESTCOMICS TOP 10 LIST – NEW COMIC RELEASES and BACK ISSUES for 11/13/13

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1. Unity #1 (Neal Adams B&W variant) (Valiant Comics)

Unity #1 (Neal Adams B&W variant) (Valiant Comics)

2. Batman #25 (Greg Capullo Sketch Cover Variant) (DC Comics)

Batman #25 (Greg Capullo Sketch Cover Variant) (DC Comics)

3. Umbral #1 (Image Comics)

Umbral #1 (Image Comics)

4. Superman Wonder Woman #2 (Tony Daniel sketch variant) (DC Comics)

Superman Wonder Woman #2 (Tony Daniel sketch variant) (DC Comics)

5. Noir #1 (1:25 Variant) (Dynamite Entertainment)

Noir #1 (1:25 Variant) (Dynamite Entertainment)

6. Wraith Welcome To Christmasland #1 (Variant) (IDW)

Wraith Welcome To Christmasland #1 (Variant) (IDW)

7. Manifest Destiny #1 (Image Comics)

Manifest Destiny #1 (Image Comics)

8. X-Men Gold #1 (Marvel Comics)

X-Men Gold #1 (Marvel Comics)

9. Marvel Knights X-Men #1 (Paolo Rivera variant) (Marvel Comics)

Marvel Knights X-Men #1 (Paolo Rivera variant) (Marvel Comics)

10. The Cataclysm Ultimate Spider-Man #1 (Variant) (Marvel Comics)

The Cataclysm Ultimate Spider-Man #1 (Variant) (Marvel Comics)

Invest wisely,

Jay Katz

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HUGE Hot Picks List. DC Comics runs the table this week with their 3D extravaganza, but more on that in a bit……

Okay don’t mean to rehash, but there is a reason here. Stick with me…..A couple of weeks ago when Warner Brothers announced the signing of Ben Affleck as the latest man to don the cowl, the internet basically broke in pieces of whining fanboys. I can say honestly, I haven’t witnessed an outcry like this in a while. Well since the last major announcement of a superhero casting. Say Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti, and on and on. I could not believe that I read about a petition being set up to have Ben Affleck removed as Batman. It’s an absolute travesty that fanboys will go this far, or even complain as much as they have in the first place. This is what Warner Brothers decided. There is no changing it. Get a grip, move on. The out lash was so compelling to me that I decided to create a new Facebook page called Affleck as Batman – I’m On Team Ben. If you are a supporter of Ben Affleck as Batman, you should get over to that page and tell any of your friends as well. If not, well that’s fine! You’re entitled to your opinion, but please do not make a fool of yourself. So why do I bring this up today you may ask? I had a few moments to put together a fun 52 second video regarding fanboys that feel compelled to cry about everything. It was done out of fun, no malicious intent here so chill. Watch the video and pass it around. Maybe it will give that whiny fanboy a wakeup call that the world is not going to collapse around them because of a casting for a superhero movie. Get over it.

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InvestComics has booked their flight to New York Comic Con 2013! This trip will include a first. An InvestComics team! Rafael Rosario of Ratchet City Comics will be accompanying InvestComics as a Press member. This is a big deal folks. This means more interviews, more coverage, and best of all….more prizes!

….And a couple of news items are coming down the pike from InvestComics soon so stay close to the vest via the InvestComics Newsletter and InvestComics Facebook page!

Let’s be honest here, DC Comics is doing a tremendous job with their money grab. Give them credit here. One thing many have to have to understand is that DC Comics is a business and they do not care what fans think. They really don’t. This is a business first business. Do not kid yourselves into believing that the fans make an iota impact in their decision making. If it did, well the New 52 would never have been. Case in point this week with the 3D cover gimmick. Most readers and collectors haven’t seen the likes of this type of gimmick since the 90’s glow in the dark covers. Fun stuff! So the question here is, does the gimmick destroy the content on the inside? Well that’s for each individual to decide for themselves. What is known about this gimmick is that fans are eating it up like candy! Every single 3D cover is SOLD OUT! That’s right folks! SOLD OUT!

So what does this mean to you? Well this means that if you want to make some serious cash, this would be a fine time to do so. Two things to do here to make the most bang for your buck. One; grab the most popular 3D “character” cover and get it graded by CGC. A high grade is extremely important here. Two; after you get the most “popular”, try to figure out through the numbers game (Diamond Distributors) which comic received the lowest print run. This will be a quick sale for you right now, but in the long haul, you should hold onto one because when the aftermarket settles down, it’s the “rare” book everyone loves. Again, the only way you maximize your monies here is with a very high grade.

Here at InvestComics, I decided to have some fun and look at each individual 3D cover and pair it up with the first appearance of the villain takeover. Scroll through the covers and see them side by side, pretty awesome. So without further ado in alphabetical order………

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Forever Evil #1Action Comics (2011 2nd Series) #23.1 features a Cyborg Superman takeover. Cyborg’s first (not Hank) is in Adventures of Superman #466 (1990).

Batman (2011 2nd Series) #23.1 has a Joker cover, and his debut of course came in Batman #1 (1940).

Batman and Robin (2011 2nd Series) #23.1 – Two-Face cover, his first is in Detective Comics #66 (1942).

Batman The Dark Knight (2011 2nd Series) #23.1 has a Ventriloquist takeover – her first; Detective Comics #583 (1988), with art by Norm Breyfogle and cover by Mike Mignola, very nice.

Detective Comics (2011 2nd Series) #23.1 – Poison Ivy cover – her debut; Batman #181 (1966).

Earth 2 (2012 DC) #15.1 – Desaad cover – First appearance; Forever People #2 (1971), Jack Kirby nuff’ said.

Flash (2011) #23.1 – Grodd – Debuted in Flash #106 (1959).

Green Arrow (2011 4th Series) #23.1 with Count Vertigo; first appeared in World’s Finest #251 (1978).

Showcase #73Green Lantern (2011 4th Series) #23.1 – Relic. First appearance in Green Lantern #21 (2013)

Justice League (2011) #23.1 – The BEST of the 3D bunch right here. The villain of all DC villains – Darkseid! Refer back to the InvestComics article ‘InvestComics Hot Pick: Single Issue – Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #134’ to better understand just how important Darkseid is in the DC Universe.

Justice League Dark (2011) #23.1 – The Creeper first appeared in Showcase #73 (1968). Created by Legend Steve Ditko!

Justice League of America (2013 3rd Series) #7.1 – Deadshot first appeared in Batman #59 (1950). A highly underrated character.

Superman (2011 3rd Series) #23.1 – Bizarro debuted in Superboy #68 (1958).

So that’s all of the 3D madness this week for you. The one comic that will claim responsibility for the villain takeover this week would be Forever Evil (2013 DC) #1. Although with Geoff Johns at the helm here, probably talking a great storyline folks, but as far as monetarily in a few years? Forever Evil #1 will not command much at all, neither will many of these 3D books. Do not hold onto these for long term investments, you will get burned. This is a gimmick upswing; the collector needs to monitor the aftermarket here to make the most on their profits. Stay close to the market, check often and dump when the time is right.

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So what else is going on in DC land this week? How about Batman Black and White (2013) #1? All variants for this particular comic are SOLD OUT. With various star artist and writers on this book, and coupled with some spectacular variant covers these comics will do very well in the aftermarket. Get your hands on these. Also from DC we get a royal rumble of sorts; DC Universe vs Masters of the Universe (2013) #1. There are plenty of copies available still, but boy this is going to be a fun comic.

With DC Comics running the table this week, there are a few Marvel Comics to check out and an Indie book NOT to be missed! More on that Indie book in a little bit.

Marvel will bring Spider-Man 2099 back this week in Superior Spider-Man (2012) #17! Spidey 2099 first came onto the scene in Spider-Man 2099 #1 (1992). However, this week with Superior Spider-Man #17 making the 2099 comeback a big deal, the variants have SOLD OUT. Once again, get your hands on these beautiful variants. They have upside here. Spidey 2099 will be popular once again, so don’t miss the train.

A major X-Men crossover event begins this week (coincidence I think not). Check out X-Men Battle of the Atom (2013) #1 and guess what? Every single variant here is SOLD OUT! ….While the covers are gorgeous, no longevity here in the aftermarket. This is just another crossover event that will probably get many fanboy panties in a bunch anyway.

Venom (2011 Marvel) #40 will focus on the new character Mania. Check HER out. And rounding out Marvel this week; Avengers A.I. (2013) #3 will debut a new world named The Diamond.

Speaking of diamond……..

Anyone remember what happened when Star Wars #1 was released a few months back? Yes, it went nuts in the aftermarket. How about Dark Horse going with Star Wars (2013 Dark Horse) Lucas Draft #1 this week? All variants on this comic are SOLD OUT. This comic is the “rough draft” of the original screenplay of the movie. Seems like a little bit of fluff here, but we’re in! This will be an Indie book not to be missed this week! Here are a few more Indie’s to check out this week; Invincible (2003) #105 solicit reads that this is a big jumping on point if you’d like, Codename Action (2013 Dynamite) #1 (All variants SOLD OUT), Reality Check (2013 Image) #1 (Lots of copies left here, but Image Comics has been of fire as of late), Hit (2013 Boom Studios) #1 (Not many copies left to be had), Mocking Dead (2013 Dynamite) #1 (Same here, not many copies left), and Love Stories To Die For (2013 Image) #1 (Cover A sits with only 9 copies in the warehouse while there are plenty of cover B’s).

Whew!! That’s a big week!

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See you soon!

Jay Katz

 

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

BEST SELLING COMICS June 2013 in a world without DC and Marvel

BEST SELLING COMICS in a world without DC and Marvel – report by Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com

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Marvel & DC have always dominated the market and basically you could say “own” the comic industry.   So lets analyze the best selling comics WITHOUT any Marvel/DC titles included.   This will give us a better perception of how well the other publishers sell and what titles and characters actually compete with Marvel/DC sales numbers.   After reading this chart you may have a new appreciation for the smaller publishers who bring a wider and unique variety of titles to our comic shops each week.

JUNE 2013 best selling comics chart.

Lets erase the 70 DC and 76 Marvel titles that sold well this month and see what the “other” best selling comics were!

Only 11 comics ranked in the Top 100 and these are the 11 high profile comics of the month that truly had a buzz.

Walking Dead placed #1 yet again.   Image Comics held the top 3 spots for the first time in a long time !    Jupiters Legacy and Lazarus were big hot profile comics that almost sold 50,000 each.   Jupiters Legacy however had 3 different covers so really only sold about 16,000 each.   The power of Star Wars is continually strong as sales moved up to #4 this month from #5.  The big surprise hit of June was True Lives Of The Fabulous Killroys #1 from Dark Horse.  This written by a member of the rock band My Chemical Romance had showed signs of promise as it was featured a month ago in a free comic book day version that hit a high of $33.00 as a back issue a week after release.  East Of West kept its selling power high for a #3 issue.    Girl power was strong yet again with My Little Pony with two different titles in the top 10.  Ten Grand #2 from Image had a big sales drop from ranking #2 last month.   Even with 2 covers again they averaged sales of only 15,000 copies each.  Bubblegun had a high print run as it was priced at only $1.00.   The hype of X-Files Season 10 sold out instantly even with high orders.    4 of the 11 comics ranked high due to being a  #1.

Extinction Parade #1  Avatar, Herobear And The Kid Special #1 and Uncanny #1 Dynamite all had strong showings for first issues.

Only 11 comics made the top 100 but 61 made the top 200 showing that there is a lot of support for indie publishers but mostly in the 10,000 to 20,000 range whereas Marvel/DC average orders are double that.

1 13 Walking Dead 111 $2.99 Image 74857
2 33 Jupiters Legacy 2 $2.99 Image 48217
3 34 Lazarus 1 $2.99 Image 48030
4 45 Star Wars 6 $2.99 Dark Horse 42806
5 46 True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 42613
6 54 East of West 3 $3.50 Image 39441
7 66 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 8 $3.99 IDW 33114
8 74 Ten Grand 2 $2.99 Image 29241
9 75 Bubblegun 1 $1.00 Aspen 28517
10 90 My Little Pony Micro Series 5 $3.99 IDW 25219
11 94 X-Files Season 10 1 $3.99 IDW 24270
12 101 Fatale 15 $3.50 Image 22373
13 105 Btvs Season 9 Freefall 22 $2.99 Dark Horse 21194
14 107 Adventure Time 17 $3.99 Boom 20860
15 114 Regular Show 2 $3.99 Boom 19507
16 121 Sex 4 $2.99 Image 17938
17 122 Tmnt Ongoing 23 $3.99 IDW 17772
18 123 Peter Panzerfaust 11 $3.50 Image 17683
19 129 Manhattan Projects 12 $3.50 Image 17076
20 132 Uber 2 $3.99 Avatar 16160
21 133 Star Wars Legacy II 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 16147
22 134 Bounce 2 $2.99 Image 16125
23 135 Spawn 232 $2.99 Image 16077
24 136 Extinction Parade 1 $3.99 Avatar 16061
25 139 Herobear and the Kid Special 1 $3.99 Boom 15491
26 143 Invincible 103 $2.99 Image 15072
27 145 Star Wars Darth Vader & Ninth Assassin 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 14806
28 149 Harbinger Wars 3 $3.99 Valiant 14012
29 152 Angel & Faith 23 $2.99 Dark Horse 13668
30 153 Revival 11 $2.99 Image 13536
31 154 Morning Glories 28 $3.99 Image 13530
32 156 Archer & Armstrong 10 $3.99 Valiant 13241
33 157 X-O Manowar 14 $3.99 Valiant 13227
34 158 Uncanny 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 13192
35 159 Doctor Who Prisoners of Time 6 $3.99 IDW 13018
36 161 Harbinger 13 $3.99 Valiant 12930
37 162 Masks 8 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 12794
38 166 Conan The Barbarian 17 $3.50 Dark Horse 12395
39 168 Star Wars Dark Times Fire Carrier 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 12145
40 169 Bloodshot 12 $3.99 Valiant 12145
41 171 Shadowman 7 $3.99 Valiant 12017
42 175 Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray 4 $2.99 Image 11357
43 177 Thumbprint By Joe Hill 1 $3.99 IDW 11185
44 178 Sonic Universe 53 $2.99 Archie 11123
45 180 TMNT Villain Microseries 3 $3.99 IDW 10933
46 181 Bedlam 7 $3.50 Image 10875
47 182 G.I. Joe 5 $3.99 IDW 10866
48 184 Wild Blue Yonder 1 $3.99 IDW 10840
49 185 Star Trek Ongoing 22 $3.99 IDW 10799
50 186 BPRD Vampire 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 10674
51 187 Battlestar Galactica 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 10503
52 188 Locke & Key Omega 5 $3.99 IDW 10368
53 189 Abe Sapien Dark & Terrible 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 10250
54 190 Doctor Who Vol. 3 10 $3.99 IDW 10234
55 193 BPRD Hell On Earth 108 $3.50 Dark Horse 10093
56 194 Shadow 14 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 10071
57 195 Grimm 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 9961
58 196 Miss Fury 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 9834
59 197 Godzilla Rulers of The Earth 1 $3.99 IDW 9813
60 198 King Conan Hour of the Dragon 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 9808
61 199 Invincible Universe 3 $2.99 Image 9778
62 201 Transformers Robots In Disguise 18 $3.99 IDW 9495
63 202 Judge Dredd 8 $3.99 IDW 9469
64 203 Aphrodite IX 2 $2.99 Image 9414
65 204 Transformers More Than Meets Eye 18 $3.99 IDW 9394
66 205 Massive 13 $3.50 Dark Horse 9371
67 206 Mega Man 26 $2.99 Archie 9290
68 208 Transformers Regeneration One 92 $3.99 IDW 9206
69 209 Mara 5 $2.99 Image 9177
70 210 Dream Merchant 2 $3.50 Image 8930
71 212 Black Bat 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8682
72 213 Garth Ennis Red Team 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8645
73 214 Transformers Monstrosity 1 $3.99 IDW 8562
74 215 Helheim 4 $3.99 Oni 8432
75 216 Rachel Rising 17 $3.99 Abstract 8336
76 217 Baltimore The Inquisitor One Shot 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 8309
77 218 Judge Dredd Year One 3 $3.99 IDW 8251
78 219 Danger Girl Trinity 3 $3.99 IDW 8144
79 220 Black Beetle 4 $3.99 Dark Horse 8096
80 221 Game of Thrones 15 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8081
81 222 Malevolent Mr Burns 1 $3.99 Bongo 8048
82 223 Suicide Risk 2 $3.99 Boom 7914
83 224 Bravest Warriors 9 $3.99 Boom 7850
84 225 X 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 7797
85 226 Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland 12 $2.99 Zenescope 7765
86 227 Six Gun Gorilla 1 $3.99 Boom 7730
87 228 Transformers Prime Beast Hunters 2 $3.99 IDW 7642
88 229 Ghostbusters 5 $3.99 IDW 7620
89 230 Crossed Badlands 30 $3.99 Avatar 7573
90 231 G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 191 $3.99 IDW 7508
91 232 G.I. Joe Cobra Files 3 $3.99 IDW 7407
92 233 Witchblade 167 $2.99 Image 7329
93 234 Crossed Badlands 31 $3.99 Avatar 7327
94 235 Mind The Gap 11 $2.99 Image 7301
95 236 Dejah Thoris & Green Men of Mars 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7233
96 237 Grimm Fairy Tales Robyn Hood Wanted 2 $2.99 Zenescope 7116
97 238 Mouse Guard Legends of the Guard Vol. 2 1 $3.50 Archaia 7116
98 239 Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland Down Rabbit Hole 2 $2.99 Zenescope 7115
99 240 Spongebob Comics 21 $2.99 United Plankton 7043
100 241 Simpsons Comics 203 $2.99 Bongo 6930
101 242 Doomsday.1 2 $3.99 IDW 6647
102 243 Crow Curare 1 $3.99 IDW 6607
103 244 Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris 26 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6593
104 245 Edgar Allan Poes Fall of the House of Usher 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 6556
105 246 Breath of Bones A Tale of the Golem 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 6465
106 247 Polarity 3 $3.99 Boom 6436
107 248 Vampirella Strikes 6 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6365
108 249 Clone 8 $2.99 Image 6343
109 250 Evil Ernie 6 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6299
110 251 Captain Midnight 0 $2.99 Dark Horse 6290
111 252 Grimm Fairy Tales Grimm Fairy Tales 86 $2.99 Zenescope 6231
112 253 House of Gold & Bones 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 6222
113 254 Spongebob Comics Annual Giant Swimtacular 1 $4.99 United Plankton 6137
114 255 Kiss Solo 4 $3.99 IDW 6048
115 256 Vampirella 30 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5995
116 257 Occupy Comics 2 $3.50 Black Mask 5760
117 259 Screwed 1 $2.99 Zenescope 5656
118 260 Mind Mgmt 12 $3.99 Dark Horse 5630
119 261 Great Pacific 7 $2.99 Image 5610
120 262 Fathom Elite Saga 1 $3.99 Aspen 5499
121 263 Prophet 36 $3.99 Image 5412
122 264 Grimm Fairy Tales Annual 2013 1 $5.99 Zenescope 5396
123 265 All New Secret Skullkickers 1 $3.50 Image 5346
124 267 Liberator 1 $3.50 Black Mask 5266
125 268 Bart Simpson Comics 84 $2.99 Bongo 5240
126 269 Red Sonja 77 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5212
127 270 Jirni 3 $3.99 Aspen 5184
128 271 Tmnt Color Classics 11 $3.99 IDW 5169
129 272 Artifacts 28 $3.99 Image 5150
130 273 Red Sonja Unchained 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5146
131 274 Grimm Fairy Tales Demons Unseen 1 $3.99 Zenescope 5142
132 275 Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed Vampires Eternal 3 $3.99 Zenescope 5090
133 277 Sergio Aragones Funnies 8 $3.50 Bongo 5054
134 278 Last of Us American Dreams 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 5014
135 279 Fathom Elite Saga 2 $3.99 Aspen 5011
136 280 Peanuts Vol. 2 9 $3.99 Boom 4996
137 281 Dream Thief 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 4984
138 282 Fashion Beast 10 $3.99 Avatar 4977
139 283 Half Past Danger 2 $3.99 IDW 4967
140 284 Dark Horse Presents 25 $7.99 Dark Horse 4888
141 286 My Little Pony Color Me Treasury Ed 1 $9.99 IDW 4810
142 287 The Lone Ranger 15 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4771
143 289 Empowered Special 4 $3.99 Dark Horse 4720
144 290 True Blood Ongoing 14 $3.99 IDW 4718
145 291 Grimm Fairy Tales Hunters Shadowlands 2 $2.99 Zenescope 4698
146 292 Grimm Fairy Tales Jungle Book Last of the Species 4 $3.99 Zenescope 4690
147 293 Miniature Jesus 3 $3.99 Image 4661
148 294 Darkness 113 $2.99 Image 4576
149 295 Charismagic Vol. 2 2 $3.99 Aspen 4445
150 296 Dungeons & Dragons Cutter 3 $3.99 IDW 4444
151 297 Jennifer Blood 28 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4342
152 298 Savage Dragon 188 $3.99 Image 4319
153 299 Sherlock Holmes Liverpool Demon 5 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4279
154 300 Sixth Gun 32 $3.99 Oni 4277
155 305 Sixth Gun Sons of the Gun 4 $3.99 Oni 3990
156 306 A1 1 $3.99 Titan 3981
157 310 Atomic Robo Savage Sword of Dr Dinosaur 1 $3.50 Red 5 3848
158 314 Shrugged Vol. 2 3 $3.99 Aspen 3672
159 319 Executive Assistant Iris Vol. 3 4 $3.99 Aspen 3590
160 320 Drew Hayes Poison Elves 3 $2.99 Ape 3562
161 325 Executive Assistant Assassins 12 $3.99 Aspen 3408
162 330 Aspen Splash 2013 Swimsuit Spectacular Anniversary Ed 1 $3.99 Aspen 3310
163 339 Sesame Street 1 $3.99 Ape 3175
164 342 Betty & Veronica 266 $2.99 Archie 3122
165 344 Legend of Oz The Wicked West Ongoing 8 $3.50 Big Dog 3057
166 345 Legend of Oz Scarecrow 2 $3.50 Big Dog 2956
167 348 Knights of The Dinner Table 199 $5.99 Kenzer 2843
168 357 Kevin Keller 9 $2.99 Archie 2479
169 360 Life With Archie 30 $3.99 Archie 2412

 

MAY 2013 best selling comics chart.

Lets erase the 79 DC and 74 Marvel titles and see what the “other” best selling comics were!

Only 9 comics ranked in the Top 100 and these are the 9 high profile comics of the month that truly had a buzz.

Walking Dead returned back to #1 yet again.  Ten Grand #1 from Image had a super strong showing with 2 different regular covers.  The power of Star Wars is continually strong as sales hold steady on #5.   Regular Show #1 had 6 regular covers which helped print orders making Boom’s biggest selling comic ever.   Girl power was strong yet again with My Little Pony #7.     The original creator of TMNT returned to the comic after many years creating a “first” of sorts.  This boosted sales way up the list.  Charismagic had a high print run as it was priced at only $1.00 Image Bounce #1 had decent orders but very small compared to Ten Grand.   The hype of the very first Sesame Street comic ever encouraged all retailers to really take a chance on this one based on the 1970 TV series with 5 different regular covers.  6 of the 9 comics ranked high due to being a “first” of sorts.

Only 9 comics made the top 100 but 60 made the top 200 showing that there is a lot of support for indie publishers but mostly in the 10,000 to 20,000 range whereas Marvel/DC average orders are double that.

MAY 2013
1 13 Walking Dead 110 $2.99 Image 76455
2 24 Ten Grand 1 $2.99 Image 57216
3 41 Star Wars 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 44310
4 56 Regular Show 1 $3.99 Boom 38466
5 68 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 7 $3.99 IDW 32188
6 78 TMNT Ongoing 22 $3.99 IDW 27759
7 90 Charismagic Vol. 2 1 $1.00 Aspen 25212
8 95 Bounce 1 $2.99 Image 24259
9 98 Sesame Street 1 $3.99 Ape 23765
10 103 My Little Pony Micro Series 4 $3.99 IDW 22489
11 104 Chin Music 1 $2.99 Image 22383
12 105 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall 21 $2.99 Dark Horse 21701
13 106 Adventure Time 16 $3.99 Boom 21659
14 107 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 5 $3.99 Boom 21646
15 112 Adventure Time Annual 1 $4.99 Boom 20975
16 115 Sex 3 $2.99 Image 20509
17 127 Fatale 14 $3.50 Image 17557
18 129 Thief of Thieves 14 $2.99 Image 16938
19 131 Spawn 231 $2.99 Image 16502
20 132 Star Wars Legacy 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 16497
21 133 Black Bat 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 16328
22 134 Revival 10 $2.99 Image 16314
23 137 Uber 1 $3.99 Avatar 16109
24 141 Nowhere Men 5 $2.99 Image 15608
25 143 Grimm 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 15455
26 144 Harbinger Wars 2 $3.99 Valiant 15455
27 147 Star Wars Darth Vader & Ninth Assassin 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 15322
28 148 Image Firsts Walking Dead 1 $1.00 Image 15254
29 153 Battlestar Galactica 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 14356
30 156 Dream Merchant 1 $3.50 Image 14024
31 158 Angel & Faith 22 $2.99 Dark Horse 13895
32 159 X-O Manowar 13 $3.99 Valiant 13305
33 160 Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi Prisoner of Bogan 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 13304
34 162 Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray 3 $2.99 Image 13153
35 163 Doctor Who Prisoners of Time 5 $3.99 IDW 13097
36 165 Shadow Year One 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 13035
37 166 Morning Glories 27 $3.99 Image 12861
38 167 Chew 34 $2.99 Image 12836
39 169 Conan The Barbarian 16 $3.50 Dark Horse 12682
40 170 Masks 7 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 12658
41 171 Harbinger 12 $3.99 Valiant 12572
42 172 King Conan Hour of the Dragon 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 12566
43 174 Shadowman 0 $3.99 Valiant 12252
44 177 Sonic The Hedgehog 248 $2.99 Archie 12158
45 178 Star Wars Dark Times Fire Carrier 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 12138
46 179 Archer & Armstrong 0 $3.99 Valiant 12076
47 180 Star Trek Ongoing 21 $3.99 IDW 12055
48 182 Doctor Who Vol. 3 9 $3.99 IDW 11993
49 183 12 Reasons To Die 1 $3.50 Black Mask 11834
50 185 Sonic Universe 52 $2.99 Archie 11500
51 186 Shadow 13 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 11474
52 188 TMNT Villain Microseries 2 $3.99 IDW 11360
53 189 Sonic The Hedgehog 249 $2.99 Archie 11339
54 190 Miss Fury 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 11306
55 192 Bloodshot 11 $3.99 Valiant 11146
56 194 Invincible Universe 2 $2.99 Image 11102
57 195 X 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 11071
58 196 Suicide Risk 1 $3.99 Boom 10913
59 197 BPRD Vampire 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 10849
60 199 Clive Barker Next Testament 1 $3.99 Boom 10797
61 201 Star Trek Ongoing 20 $3.99 IDW 10508
62 202 BPRD Hell On Earth 107 $3.50 Dark Horse 10493
63 203 Abe Sapien Dark & Terrible 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 10445
64 206 Doomsday.1 1 $3.99 IDW 10230
65 207 Helheim 3 $3.99 Oni 10118
66 208 Judge Dredd 7 $3.99 IDW 10058
67 211 Mark Waid Green Hornet 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 10012
68 212 G.I. Joe 4 $3.99 IDW 9881
69 213 Lobster Johnson Satan Smells A Rat One Shot 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 9846
70 214 Lost Vegas 3 $3.50 Image 9755
71 215 Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland Down Rabbit Hole 1 $2.99 Zenescope 9734
72 216 Transformers Robots In Disguise 17 $3.99 IDW 9540
73 217 Transformers More Than Meets Eye 17 $3.99 IDW 9523
74 218 Massive 12 $3.50 Dark Horse 9489
75 219 Transformers Regeneration One 91 $3.99 IDW 9332
76 220 Mega Man 25 $2.99 Archie 9191
77 222 Legend of Luther Strode 5 $3.50 Image 9020
78 223 Occupy Comics 1 $3.50 Black Mask 8977
79 224 Transformers Prime Beast Hunters 1 $3.99 IDW 8975
80 225 Rocketeer Hollywood Horror 4 $3.99 IDW 8885
81 226 Image Firsts Peter Panzerfaust 1 $1.00 Image 8756
82 227 Snapshot 4 $2.99 Image 8583
83 228 G.I. Joe Special Missions 3 $3.99 IDW 8492
84 229 Game of Thrones 14 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8468
85 230 Image Firsts Invincible 1 $1.00 Image 8424
86 231 Transformers Spotlight Hoist 1 $3.99 IDW 8373
87 232 Warlord of Mars 24 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8347
88 233 Grimm Fairy Tales Robyn Hood Wanted 1 $2.99 Zenescope 8242
89 235 Danger Girl Trinity 2 $3.99 IDW 8167
90 236 Bravest Warriors 8 $3.99 Boom 8146
91 237 Image Firsts Saga 1 $1.00 Image 8091
92 238 Dream Thief 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7927
93 239 Crossed Badlands 28 $3.99 Avatar 7891
94 240 Ghostbusters 4 $3.99 IDW 7876
95 241 G.I. Joe Cobra Files 2 $3.99 IDW 7769
96 242 Warlord of Mars 25 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7731
97 243 Edgar Allan Poes Fall of the House of Usher 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7650
98 244 Crossed Badlands 29 $3.99 Avatar 7595
99 245 Mind the Gap 10 $2.99 Image 7584
100 246 G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 190 $3.99 IDW 7550
101 247 Witchblade 166 $2.99 Image 7425
102 248 Red Sonja 75 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7072
103 249 Half Past Danger 1 $3.99 IDW 7048
104 250 Polarity 2 $3.99 Boom 6957
105 251 Clone 7 $2.99 Image 6956
106 252 Simpsons Comics 202 $2.99 Bongo 6950
107 253 Spongebob Comics 20 $2.99 United Plankton 6926
108 254 Tarot Witch of The Black Rose 80 $2.95 Broadsword 6795
109 255 Godzilla Ongoing 12 $3.99 IDW 6782
110 256 Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris 25 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6724
111 257 House of Gold & Bones 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 6635
112 258 Vampirella Strikes 5 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6632
113 259 Damsels Mermaids 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6564
114 260 Grimm Fairy Tales Grimm Fairy Tales 85 $5.99 Zenescope 6499
115 262 Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland 11 $2.99 Zenescope 6342
116 263 Pathfinder 7 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6313
117 264 Kiss Solo 3 $3.99 IDW 6283
118 265 Futurama Comics 67 $2.99 Bongo 6230
119 266 Vampirella 29 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6070
120 267 47 Ronin 4 $3.99 Dark Horse 6017
121 269 Jirni 2 $3.99 Aspen 5915
122 271 Mind Mgmt 11 $3.99 Dark Horse 5824
123 272 Artifacts 27 $3.99 Image 5750
124 273 Non Humans 3 $2.99 Image 5677
125 274 Grimm Fairy Tales Madness of Wonderland 4 $3.99 Zenescope 5677
126 275 Red Sonja Unchained 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5540
127 276 Prophet 35 $3.99 Image 5522
128 277 Five Weapons 4 $3.50 Image 5472
129 278 Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed Vampires Eternal 2 $3.99 Zenescope 5435
130 279 Grimm Fairy Tales Hunters Shadowlands 1 $2.99 Zenescope 5408
131 280 Creepy Comics 12 $4.99 Dark Horse 5398
132 281 Grimm Fairy Tales Werewolves Hunger 1 $3.99 Zenescope 5356
133 283 Miniature Jesus 2 $3.99 Image 5297
134 284 Red Sonja 76 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5272
135 285 TMNT Color Classics 10 $3.99 IDW 5268
136 286 Bart Simpson Comics 83 $2.99 Bongo 5212
137 287 Fathom Vol. 4 9 $3.50 Aspen 5210
138 288 Akaneiro 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 5172
139 291 Fashion Beast 9 $3.99 Avatar 5085
140 292 Uber 0 $4.99 Avatar 5084
141 293 John Carpenters Asylum 1 $3.99 Storm King 5081
142 295 Mars Attacks 10 $3.99 IDW 5048
143 296 East of West (3rd print) 1 $3.50 Image 5024
144 297 Last of Us American Dreams 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 4991
145 298 Dungeons & Dragons Cutter 2 $3.99 IDW 4974
146 299 True Blood Ongoing 13 $3.99 IDW 4969
147 300 Colonized 2 $3.99 IDW 4962
148 306 Archie 643 $2.99 Archie 4780
149 308 Grimm Fairy Tales Jungle Book Last of the Species 3 $3.99 Zenescope 4757
150 309 Drew Hayes Poison Elves 2 $2.99 Ape 4690
151 314 Archie 634 $2.99 Archie 4574
152 315 Simpsons Summer Shindig 7 $4.99 Bongo 4567
153 324 Legend of the Shadowclan 4 $3.99 Aspen 4362
154 325 Sixth Gun 31 $3.99 Oni 4350
155 331 Soulfire Vol. 4 5 $3.99 Aspen 4179
156 334 Cyborg 009 Chapter 000 One Shot 1 $1.00 Archaia 4131
157 337 Solid State Tank Girl 1 $3.99 Titan 3985
158 338 X-O Manowar One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3953
159 343 Harbinger One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3816
160 346 Archer & Armstrong One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3759
161 347 Bloodshot One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3722
162 352 Shadowman One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3593
163 355 Executive Assistant Assassins 11 $3.99 Aspen 3532
164 358 Atomic Robo Real Science Adv 8 $2.75 Red 5 3472
165 361 Executive Assistant Assassins 10 $3.99 Aspen 3415
166 365 Legend of Oz Scarecrow 1 $3.50 Big Dog 3334

 

APRIL 2013 best selling comics chart.

Lets erase the 74 DC and 74 Marvel titles and see what the “other” best selling comics were!

Only 10 comics ranked in the Top 100 and these are the 10 high profile comics of the month that truly had a buzz.

Jupiters Legacy was the most impressive debut in a long long time as the new Image #1 had orders over 100,000 even outselling The Walking Dead.   Saga continued strong as Image’s second biggest constant seller.  Star Wars #4 continued strong steady orders.  East Of West #2 from Image even sold out and went to a reprint.  Jirni from Aspen had very high orders due to a $1.00 cover price.  My Little Pony stayed strong once again with 2 different series.   Buffy #20 had extra high orders at 21,000 and Adventure  Time from Boom continued to be its biggest selling title based on the TV cartoon series.

Only 10 comics ranked in the top 100 of the month but a high 66 made the Top 200.

APRIL 2013 74 dc / 74 marvel – april 2013
1 3 Jupiters Legacy 1 $2.99 Image 105437
2 8 Walking Dead 109 $2.99 Image 90362
3 27 Saga 12 $2.99 Image 53339
4 40 Star Wars 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 45019
5 46 East of West 2 $3.50 Image 41838
6 60 Jirni 1 $1.00 Aspen 35777
7 65 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 6 $3.99 IDW 33903
8 91 My Little Pony Micro Series 3 $3.99 IDW 23338
9 95 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall 20 $2.99 Dark Horse 21901
10 97 Adventure Time 15 $3.99 Boom 21682
11 101 Sex 2 $2.99 Image 21342
12 103 Morning Glories 26 $1.00 Image 20918
13 104 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 4 $3.99 Boom 20760
14 105 TMNT Ongoing 21 $3.99 IDW 20659
15 110 Harbinger Wars 1 $3.99 Valiant 18729
16 111 Miss Fury 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 18441
17 116 Manhattan Projects 11 $3.50 Image 17517
18 120 Star Wars Darth Vader & Ninth Assassin 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 17278
19 121 Revival 9 $2.99 Image 16977
20 125 Star Wars Legacy 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 16384
21 129 Spawn 230 $2.99 Image 15994
22 131 Star Trek Countdown To Darkness 4 $3.99 IDW 15782
23 134 Invincible 102 $2.99 Image 15249
24 135 Thief of Thieves 13 $2.99 Image 15201
25 138 Doctor Who Prisoners of Time 4 $3.99 IDW 14653
26 139 Invincible Universe 1 $2.99 Image 14526
27 140 Masks 5 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 14360
28 141 Harbinger 11 $3.99 Valiant 14299
29 142 Angel & Faith 21 $2.99 Dark Horse 14102
30 143 Shadow Year One 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 13748
31 144 TMNT Villain Microseries: Krang 1 $3.99 IDW 13689
32 147 Masks 6 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 13533
33 148 Bloodshot 10 $3.99 Valiant 13376
34 150 G.I. Joe Cobra Files 1 $3.99 IDW 13231
35 151 X-O Manowar 12 $3.99 Valiant 13216
36 152 Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray 2 $2.99 Image 13127
37 154 Chew 33 $2.99 Image 12964
38 158 Conan The Barbarian 15 $3.50 Dark Horse 12845
39 160 Bedlam 6 $3.50 Image 12607
40 164 Star Wars Dark Times Fire Carrier 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 12435
41 167 Danger Girl Trinity 1 $3.99 IDW 12063
42 169 Abe Sapien Dark & Terrible 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 11783
43 170 Shadowman 6 $3.99 Valiant 11759
44 174 Mega Man 24 $2.99 Archie 11173
45 175 Archer & Armstrong 9 $3.99 Valiant 11125
46 176 Shadow 11 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 11119
47 177 BPRD Vampire 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 11072
48 178 Uber 0 $3.99 Avatar 10849
49 179 Shadow 12 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 10815
50 181 Judge Dredd 6 $3.99 IDW 10670
51 182 Lost Vegas 2 $3.50 Image 10608
52 184 Locke & Key Omega 4 $3.99 IDW 10466
53 186 BPRD Hell On Earth 106 $3.50 Dark Horse 10419
54 187 Doctor Who Vol. 3 8 $3.99 IDW 10414
55 188 G.I. Joe 3 $3.99 IDW 10372
56 189 Helheim 2 $3.99 Oni 10256
57 190 Sledgehammer 44 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 10049
58 191 1 For $1 Mind Mgmt 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 9926
59 192 Sonic Universe 51 $2.99 Archie 9912
60 193 East of West 1 $3.50 Image 9742
61 194 Magic The Gathering Path of Vengeance 4 $4.99 IDW 9734
62 195 Transformers Robots In Disguise 16 $3.99 IDW 9700
63 196 Massive 11 $3.50 Dark Horse 9661
64 197 Transformers More Than Meets Eye 16 $3.99 IDW 9637
65 198 Mara 4 $2.99 Image 9600
66 199 Transformers Regeneration One 90 $3.99 IDW 9478
67 201 Snapshot 3 $2.99 Image 9310
68 202 Rocketeer Hollywood Horror 3 $3.99 IDW 9212
69 203 Judge Dredd Year One 2 $3.99 IDW 9069
70 204 Sonic The Hedgehog 247 $2.99 Archie 9003
71 205 Godzilla Half Century War 5 $3.99 IDW 8884
72 206 Grimm Fairy Tales Robyn Hood Vs Red Riding Hood 1 $5.99 Zenescope 8883
73 207 G.I. Joe Special Missions 2 $3.99 IDW 8818
74 208 Transformers Spotlight Trailcutter 1 $3.99 IDW 8690
75 209 House of Gold & Bones 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 8635
76 210 Colonized 1 $3.99 IDW 8521
77 211 Miniature Jesus 1 $3.99 Image 8363
78 212 Ghostbusters 3 $3.99 IDW 8351
79 213 Bravest Warriors 7 $3.99 Boom 8311
80 215 Mind The Gap 9 $2.99 Image 8074
81 216 Crossed Badlands 27 $3.99 Avatar 7930
82 217 Adventure Time 1 $3.99 Boom 7854
83 218 Black Beetle 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 7650
84 219 Rachel Rising 16 $3.99 Abstract 7608
85 220 Dejah Thoris & Green Men of Mars 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7516
86 221 X 0 $2.99 Dark Horse 7502
87 222 Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed 1 $5.99 Zenescope 7497
88 223 G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 189 $3.99 IDW 7496
89 224 Clone 6 $2.99 Image 7460
90 225 Polarity 1 $3.99 Boom 7459
91 226 1 For $1 The Massive 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 7398
92 227 Witchblade 165 $2.99 Image 7262
93 228 Kiss Solo 1 $3.99 IDW 7177
94 230 Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth 4 $2.99 Image 7113
95 231 Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed 0 $1.99 Zenescope 7103
96 232 Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris 24 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7059
97 233 Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed Vampires Eternal 1 $3.99 Zenescope 7009
98 235 Spongebob Comics 19 $2.99 United Plankton 6940
99 236 Godzilla Ongoing 11 $3.99 IDW 6905
100 237 Vampirella Strikes 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6893
101 238 Simpsons Comics 201 $2.99 Bongo 6844
102 239 Adventure Time 2 $3.99 Boom 6716
103 241 Kiss Solo 2 $3.99 IDW 6676
104 242 Pathfinder 6 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6663
105 243 Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland 10 $2.99 Zenescope 6644
106 244 Adventure Time 3 $3.99 Boom 6444
107 245 Evil Ernie 5 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6421
108 246 Adventure Time 4 $3.99 Boom 6359
109 247 Great Pacific 6 $2.99 Image 6326
110 248 Star Wars 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 6306
111 249 Grimm Fairy Tales Grimm Fairy Tales 84 $2.99 Zenescope 6284
112 250 Adventure Time 5 $3.99 Boom 6276
113 251 Adventure Time 6 $3.99 Boom 6252
114 252 Vampirella 28 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6118
115 253 Last of Us American Dreams 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 6032
116 254 Dungeons & Dragons Cutter 1 $3.99 IDW 5986
117 255 True Blood Ongoing 11 $3.99 IDW 5929
118 256 Mind Mgmt 10 $3.99 Dark Horse 5842
119 257 Grimm Fairy Tales Madness of Wonderland 3 $3.99 Zenescope 5825
120 260 Sex 1 $2.99 Image 5668
121 261 Five Weapons 3 $3.50 Image 5655
122 262 Witchblade Day of the Outlaw One Shot 1 $3.99 Image 5636
123 263 TMNT Color Classics Micro Series Leonardo 1 $3.99 IDW 5615
124 265 68 Jungle Jim 1 $3.99 Image 5488
125 266 Mars Attacks 9 $3.99 IDW 5481
126 267 Red Sonja 74 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5449
127 268 Witch Doctor Malpractice 6 $2.99 Image 5440
128 269 True Blood Ongoing 12 $3.99 IDW 5372
129 270 Fashion Beast 8 $3.99 Avatar 5327
130 271 Peanuts Vol. 2 8 $3.99 Boom 5313
131 272 Dark Shadows Year One 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5270
132 273 Danger Club 5 $2.99 Image 5242
133 274 Deathmatch 5 $3.99 Boom 5222
134 277 Bart Simpson Comics 82 $2.99 Bongo 5150
135 280 Jennifer Blood 25 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4918
136 281 Grimm Fairy Tales Jungle Book Last of the Species 2 $3.99 Zenescope 4916
137 283 Doctor Who Classics 2 $3.99 IDW 4900
138 284 Mighty Skullkickers 1 $3.50 Image 4856
139 285 The Lone Ranger 14 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4827
140 286 Archie 642 $2.99 Archie 4812
141 287 Dark Horse Presents 23 $7.99 Dark Horse 4762
142 288 Queen Sonja 35 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4740
143 289 Darkness 112 $2.99 Image 4725
144 290 Green Hornet 34 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4705
145 292 Jennifer Blood 26 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4657
146 293 Hellraiser Dark Watch 3 $3.99 Boom 4592
147 294 Shrugged Vol. 2 2 $3.99 Aspen 4567
148 295 Green Hornet 35 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4564
149 296 Legend of the Shadowclan 3 $3.99 Aspen 4546
150 297 Bionic Man Vs Bionic Woman 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4474
151 299 Mice Templar IV Legend 1 $3.99 Image 4377
152 300 Lord of The Jungle 14 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4369
153 306 Sixth Gun 30 $3.99 Oni 4227
154 307 Sixth Gun Sons of the Gun 3 $3.99 Oni 4196
155 326 Atomic Robo Real Science Adv 7 $2.75 Red 5 3471
156 336 Legend of Oz The Wicked West Ongoing 6 $3.50 Big Dog 3152
157 337 Idolized 5 $3.99 Aspen 3151
158 342 Betty & Veronica 265 $2.99 Archie 3025
159 343 Mylo Xyloto 3 $3.99 Bongo 2915
160 358 Kevin Keller 8 $2.99 Archie 2528
161 362 Steam Wars 1 $3.99 Antarctic 2399
162 365 Stuff of Legend Toy Collector 4 $3.99 Thirdworld 2294
163 367 Rogues 1 $3.99 Amigo 2230
164 375 Dead Mans Run 4 $3.50 Aspen 2057
165 377 Lookouts Riddle Vol. 1 5 $3.99 Cryptozoic 2011
166 380 Bodie Troll 1 $2.99 Red 5 1981
167 384 Gold Digger 149 $3.99 Antarctic 1807
168 392 Victorian Secret Agents 1 $3.95 Antarctic 1676
169 398 Knights of The Dinner Table 196 $5.99 Kenzer 1558
170 399 Bela Lugosi Tales From Grave 3 $3.99 Monsterverse 1537
171 405 Helheim (2nd print) 1 $3.99 Oni 1354
172 406 Betty & Veronica Double Double Digest 212 $5.99 Archie 1353
173 407 Neozoic Traders Gambit 1 $3.50 Red 5 1345
174 410 Last Zombie 1 $3.99 Antarctic 1323
175 413 B & V Friends Double Digest 233 $3.99 Archie 1287
176 415 Archie & Friends Double Digest 26 $3.99 Archie 1270

 

MARCH 2013 best selling comics chart.

Lets erase the 78 DC and 83 Marvel titles and see what the “other” best selling comics were!

Only 10 comics ranked in the Top 100 and these are the 10 high profile comics of the month that truly had a buzz.

The Walking Dead ranked #1 again with the 1st appearance of Ezekiel and ended the final issue of the Vol 18 graphic novel.  Image dominated the top 3 with Saga once again ranking #2 and a brand new title  East Of West #1 selling out the first print even with a hefty 49,000 copies sold.   Star Wars #3 based on the original movie characters continued to hold super strong.  My Little Pony ranked high with 2 consecutive issues and a 3rd issue in the Top 10.   Shrugged debuted high with a $1.00 cover price.   Hellboy In Hell #4 had a very high ranking for not being a major key issue or #1.  Sex #1 from Image debuted in the top 10 and even sold out.

10 comics made the top 100 but 63 different comics made the top 200.

MARCH 2013 best selling comics chart
1 21 Walking Dead 108 $2.99 Image 67423
2 33 Saga 11 $2.99 Image 50023
3 35 East of West 1 $3.50 Image 49518
4 44 Star Wars 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 45522
5 55 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 4 $3.99 IDW 41541
6 65 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 5 $3.99 IDW 36354
7 78 Shrugged Vol. 2 1 $1.00 Aspen 30657
8 91 My Little Pony Micro Series: Rainbow Dash 2 $3.99 IDW 25473
9 96 Hellboy In Hell 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 23982
10 98 Sex 1 $2.99 Image 23630
11 101 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall 19 $2.99 Dark Horse 22424
12 102 Adventure Time 14 $3.99 Boom 22165
13 105 Star Wars Legacy 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 21600
14 106 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 3 $3.99 Boom 21333
15 121 Fatale 13 $3.50 Image 17662
16 124 Revival 8 $2.99 Image 17082
17 125 Manhattan Projects 10 $3.50 Image 17028
18 130 Spawn 229 $2.99 Image 16355
19 133 TMNT 20 $3.99 IDW 16084
20 135 X-O Manowar 11 $3.99 Valiant 15765
21 137 Invincible 101 $2.99 Image 15540
22 139 Lost Vegas 1 $3.50 Image 15273
23 140 Mark Waid Green Hornet 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 15114
24 143 Buffy The Vampire Slayer Willow Wonderland 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 15010
25 144 Star Trek Countdown To Darkness 3 $3.99 IDW 14778
26 145 Angel & Faith 20 $2.99 Dark Horse 14245
27 146 Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi Prisoner of Bogan 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 13728
28 147 Bedlam 5 $3.50 Image 13701
29 149 Sledgehammer 44 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 13446
30 150 Nowhere Men 4 $2.99 Image 13368
31 152 Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray 1 $3.50 Image 13163
32 153 Shadowman 5 $3.99 Valiant 13145
33 154 G.I. Joe Special Missions 1 $3.99 IDW 13104
34 156 TMNT Secret Foot Clan 4 $3.99 IDW 13090
35 158 Star Wars Dark Times Fire Carrier 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 13077
36 159 Judge Dredd Year One 1 $3.99 IDW 13013
37 162 Conan The Barbarian 14 $3.50 Dark Horse 12944
38 163 Doctor Who Prisoners of Time 3 $3.99 IDW 12717
39 164 Chew 32 $2.99 Image 12671
40 165 BPRD Vampire 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 12474
41 167 Harbinger 10 $3.99 Valiant 12196
42 169 Crossed Badlands 25 $3.99 Avatar 12022
43 171 Helheim 1 $3.99 Oni 11877
44 175 Shadow 10 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 11682
45 179 Judge Dredd 5 $3.99 IDW 11447
46 180 Archer & Armstrong 8 $3.99 Valiant 11072
47 181 Peter Panzerfaust 10 $3.50 Image 10989
48 182 G.I. Joe 2 $3.99 IDW 10979
49 183 Bloodshot 9 $3.99 Valiant 10959
50 185 BPRD Hell On Earth 105 $3.50 Dark Horse 10772
51 186 Snapshot 2 $2.99 Image 10742
52 187 Walking Dead Michonne Special 1 $2.99 Image 10703
53 189 Mara 3 $2.99 Image 10570
54 190 Star Trek 19 $3.99 IDW 10412
55 191 Doctor Who Vol. 3 7 $3.99 IDW 10307
56 193 Transformers More Than Meets Eye 14 $3.99 IDW 9942
57 194 Garth Ennis Red Team 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 9941
58 195 Rocketeer Hollywood Horror 2 $3.99 IDW 9907
59 196 Simpsons Comics 200 $4.99 Bongo 9820
60 197 Massive 10 $3.50 Dark Horse 9795
61 198 Transformers More Than Meets Eye 15 $3.99 IDW 9768
62 199 Transformers Robots In Disguise 15 $3.99 IDW 9707
63 200 Transformers Regeneration One 89 $3.99 IDW 9623
64 201 Legend of Luther Strode 4 $3.50 Image 9402
65 202 Transformers Spotlight Bumblebee One Shot 1 $3.99 IDW 9098
66 203 Ghostbusters 2 $3.99 IDW 8910
67 204 Game of Thrones 13 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8792
68 205 Bravest Warriors 6 $3.99 Boom 8550
69 206 Sonic The Hedgehog 246 $2.99 Archie 8511
70 207 Crossed Badlands 26 $3.99 Avatar 8326
71 208 Fairy Quest 2 $3.99 Boom 8316
72 209 Morning Glories 25 $3.99 Image 8296
73 211 Mind The Gap 8 $2.99 Image 8245
74 212 Transformers Fall of Cybertron 1 $7.99 IDW 8092
75 213 Clone 5 $2.99 Image 8076
76 214 Dejah Thoris & Green Men of Mars 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7917
77 215 Witchblade 164 $2.99 Image 7670
78 217 Rachel Rising 15 $3.99 Abstract 7612
79 218 Vampirella Strikes 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7461
80 219 G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 188 $3.99 IDW 7393
81 220 Sonic Universe 50 $3.99 Archie 7359
82 223 Hack Slash 25 $3.50 Image 7159
83 224 Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth 3 $2.99 Image 7140
84 226 Spongebob Comics 18 $2.99 United Plankton 7005
85 227 Kiss 8 $3.99 IDW 6948
86 228 Ghost 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 6899
87 229 Planetoid 5 $2.99 Image 6835
88 231 Tarot Witch of The Black Rose 79 $2.95 Broadsword 6784
89 233 Great Pacific 5 $2.99 Image 6709
90 234 Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris 23 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6697
91 235 Vampirella 27 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6563
92 236 Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland 9 $2.99 Zenescope 6563
93 238 Futurama Comics 66 $2.99 Bongo 6295
94 239 Grimm Fairy Tales Grimm Fairy Tales 83 $2.99 Zenescope 6221
95 240 Five Weapons 2 $3.50 Image 6196
96 241 47 Ronin 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 6142
97 242 Drew Hayes Poison Elves 1 $2.99 Ape 6052
98 243 Savage Skullkickers 1 $3.50 Image 6007
99 244 Tmnt Color Classics Micro Series Donatello 1 $3.99 IDW 6000
100 245 Deathmatch 4 $3.99 Boom 5978
101 246 Doctor Who Classics 1 $3.99 IDW 5954
102 248 Mind Mgmt 9 $3.99 Dark Horse 5803
103 249 True Blood 10 $3.99 IDW 5758
104 250 Grimm Fairy Tales Madness of Wonderland 2 $3.99 Zenescope 5751
105 251 Mars Attacks 8 $3.99 IDW 5727
106 253 Peanuts Vol. 2 7 $3.99 Boom 5513
107 254 Witch Doctor Malpractice 5 $2.99 Image 5481
108 255 Kevin Smith Bionic Man 17 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5457
109 256 Fashion Beast 7 $3.99 Avatar 5435
110 257 Son of Merlin 2 $2.99 Image 5362
111 258 Mega Man 23 $2.99 Archie 5339
112 260 Legend of the Shadowclan 2 $3.99 Aspen 5287
113 261 Comeback 5 $3.50 Image 5245
114 262 Bart Simpson Comics 81 $2.99 Bongo 5235
115 265 Grimm Fairy Tales Grimm Universe 4 $3.99 Zenescope 5184
116 266 Dia De Los Muertos 2 $4.99 Image 5122
117 268 Colder 5 $3.99 Dark Horse 5097
118 269 Artifacts 26 $3.99 Image 5096
119 270 Bionic Man 18 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5059
120 272 Dark Horse Presents 22 $7.99 Dark Horse 4966
121 275 Jennifer Blood 24 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4879
122 276 Darkness 111 $2.99 Image 4870
123 277 Queen Sonja 34 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4807
124 278 Damsels 6 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4799
125 279 Hellraiser Dark Watch 2 $3.99 Boom 4774
126 281 Bionic Man Vs Bionic Woman 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4743
127 282 Sherlock Holmes Liverpool Demon 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4682
128 284 Ferals 13 $3.99 Avatar 4653
129 286 The Spider 10 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4505
130 287 Archie 641 $2.99 Archie 4466
131 288 Flash Gordon Zeitgeist 10 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4457
132 289 Savage Dragon 185 $3.99 Image 4457
133 293 Bionic Man Annual 1 $4.99 Dynamic Forces 4313
134 295 Blackacre 4 $2.99 Image 4254
135 296 All Crime 1 $3.95 Art of Fiction 4204
136 297 High Ways 3 $3.99 IDW 4137
137 298 Emily & The Strangers 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 4102
138 299 Night of the Living Dead Aftermath 5 $3.99 Avatar 4083
139 300 Jim Butchers Dresden Files Ghoul Goblin 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4077
140 308 Sixth Gun Sons of the Gun 2 $3.99 Oni 3942
141 310 Soulfire Vol. 4 4 $3.99 Aspen 3886
142 321 Executive Assistant Iris Vol. 3 3 $3.99 Aspen 3605
143 331 Executive Assistant Assassins 9 $3.99 Aspen 3487
144 335 Mylo Xyloto 2 $3.99 Bongo 3302
145 336 Fly Vol. II 5 $3.99 Zenescope 3282
146 345 Legend of Oz The Wicked West 5 $3.50 Big Dog 3140
147 355 Grimm Fairy Tales St Patricks Day Spec 1 $5.99 Zenescope 2903
148 369 Life With Archie 28 $3.99 Archie 2393
149 371 Grimm Fairy Tales St Patricks Day 1 $5.99 Zenescope 2326
150 376 Zombies Vs Cheerleaders Vol. 2 1 $3.99 3 Finger 2186
151 384 Sixth Gun Sons of the Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 2053
152 389 Best of Zenescope Special Ed 1 $6.99 Zenescope 1987
153 395 Lookouts Riddle Vol. 1 4 $3.99 Cryptozoic 1844
154 397 Gold Digger 148 $3.99 Antarctic 1803
155 400 Cavewoman Oasis 1 $3.75 Basement 1683
156 406 Gearhearts Steampunk Glamor Revue 6 $3.99 Antarctic 1464
157 410 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 211 $3.99 Archie 1413
158 411 Finding Gossamyr 4 $3.99 Thirdworld 1364
159 413 Archie Double Digest 238 $5.99 Archie 1349
160 415 Knights of The Dinner Table 196 $5.99 Kenzer 1328
161 417 B & V Friends Double Digest 232 $3.99 Archie 1318
162 418 Archie & Friends Double Digest 25 $3.99 Archie 1306
163 429 World of Archie Double Digest 27 $3.99 Archie 1178
164 431 Critter 9 $3.50 Big Dog 1164
165 433 Last Zombie Before The After 5 $3.99 Antarctic 1161

 

FEBRUARY 2013 best selling comics chart.

Lets erase the 73 DC and 77 Marvel titles and see what the “other” best selling comics were!

Only 11 comics ranked in the Top 100 and these are the 11 high profile comics of the month that truly had a buzz.

The Walking Dead held the top 2 best selling comics of the month.   Saga and Star Wars both kept their usual high rankings.  My Little Pony ranked 2 issues as well in the top 10.  Shadowclan ranked really high due to having a $1.00 cover price.  Image’s extremely popular mini-series Happy ended in the top 10.  Hellboy In Hell continued to rank very high as did Buffy both from Dark Horse.   The cartoon series Adventure Time continued to be the best selling title for Boom Comics.

11 comics made the top 100 but a huge 67 made the top 200.

FEBRUARY 2013 best selling comics chart
1 19 Walking Dead 107 $2.99 Image 63575
2 34 Walking Dead The Governor Special $2.99 Image 51355
3 36 Saga 10 $2.99 Image 48388
4 40 Star Wars 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 46063
5 45 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 3 $3.99 IDW 43579
6 62 My Little Pony Twilight Sparkle 1 $3.99 IDW 34435
7 64 Legend of the Shadowclan 1 $1.00 Aspen 33246
8 83 Happy 4 $2.99 Image 26641
9 89 Hellboy In Hell 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 23845
10 94 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall 18 $2.99 Dark Horse 22530
11 95 Adventure Time 13 $3.99 Boom 22474
12 106 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 2 $3.99 Boom 20810
13 108 Shadow Year One 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 19310
14 113 Fatale 12 $3.50 Image 17999
15 116 G.I. Joe 1 $3.99 IDW 17553
16 117 Star Wars 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 17441
17 119 Manhattan Projects 9 $3.50 Image 17229
18 123 Garth Ennis Red Team 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 16724
19 124 Revival 7 $2.99 Image 16639
20 127 Spawn 228 $2.99 Image 16343
21 129 TMNT Ongoing 18 $3.99 IDW 16172
22 131 TMNT Ongoing 19 $3.99 IDW 16125
23 134 Buffy The Vampire Slayer Willow Wonderland 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 15236
24 135 Thief of Thieves 12 $2.99 Image 14974
25 137 Masks 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 14744
26 138 Harbinger 0 $3.99 Valiant 14699
27 141 Star Trek Countdown To Darkness 2 $3.99 IDW 14492
28 142 Ghostbusters 1 $3.99 IDW 14442
29 143 Angel & Faith 19 $2.99 Dark Horse 14412
30 144 Star Wars Dark Times Fire Carrier 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 14308
31 146 Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi Prisoner of Bogan 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 14145
32 147 Bedlam 4 $3.50 Image 13912
33 152 X-O Manowar 10 $3.99 Valiant 13504
34 153 Snapshot 1 $2.99 Image 13337
35 156 Conan The Barbarian 13 $3.50 Dark Horse 13000
36 157 TMNT Secret Foot Clan 3 $3.99 IDW 12868
37 159 Doctor Who Prisoners of Time 2 $3.99 IDW 12730
38 163 Son of Merlin 1 $1.00 Image 12575
39 164 Shadowman 4 $3.99 Valiant 12531
40 166 Rocketeer Hollywood Horror 1 $3.99 IDW 12488
41 170 Harbinger 9 $3.99 Valiant 12222
42 174 Bloodshot 8 $3.99 Valiant 11557
43 175 Judge Dredd 4 $3.99 IDW 11512
44 176 Archer & Armstrong 7 $3.99 Valiant 11494
45 177 Star Wars Agent of the Empire Hard Targets 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 11103
46 179 Fairy Quest 1 $3.99 Boom 10728
47 180 Americas Got Powers 5 $2.99 Image 10660
48 181 Doctor Who Vol. 3 6 $3.99 IDW 10579
49 182 Transformers Spotlight Megatron One Shot $3.99 IDW 10356
50 183 Star Trek Ongoing 17 $3.99 IDW 10321
51 184 Doctor Who Vol. 3 5 $3.99 IDW 10271
52 185 BPRD Hell On Earth 104 $3.50 Dark Horse 10269
53 186 Star Trek Ongoing 18 $3.99 IDW 10210
54 187 BPRD 1948 5 $3.50 Dark Horse 10172
55 188 Locke & Key Omega 3 $3.99 IDW 10130
56 189 Magic The Gathering Path of Vengeance 3 $4.99 IDW 10093
57 190 Transformers More Than Meets Eye 13 $3.99 IDW 10051
58 191 Massive 9 $3.50 Dark Horse 9936
59 192 Transformers Robots In Disguise 14 $3.99 IDW 9874
60 193 Transformers Regeneration One 88 $3.99 IDW 9782
61 194 Star Trek Next Generation Hive 4 $3.99 IDW 9777
62 195 Legend of Luther Strode 3 $3.50 Image 9416
63 196 My Little Pony 1 & 2 Hot Topic Pack $3.99 IDW 8988
64 197 Dejah Thoris & Green Men of Mars 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8932
65 198 Warlord of Mars 23 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8768
66 199 Bravest Warriors 5 $3.99 Boom 8652
67 200 Clone 4 $2.99 Image 8589
68 201 Sonic The Hedgehog 245 $2.99 Archie 8490
69 202 Morning Glories 24 $3.99 Image 8364
70 204 Great Pacific 4 $2.99 Image 8102
71 205 Baltimore Widow & The Tank One Shot $3.50 Dark Horse 8071
72 206 Vampirella Strikes 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7972
73 207 Transformers Prime Rage of the Dinobots 3 $3.99 IDW 7821
74 208 Five Weapons 1 $3.50 Image 7721
75 209 Crossed Annual 2013 1 $5.99 Avatar 7613
76 210 Transformers Prime Rage of the Dinobots 4 $3.99 IDW 7609
77 211 Crossed Badlands 23 $3.99 Avatar 7543
78 212 G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 187 $3.99 IDW 7489
79 214 Crossed Badlands 24 $3.99 Avatar 7279
80 215 Uncanny Skullkickers 1 $3.50 Image 7271
81 216 Pathfinder 5 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7159
82 218 Grimm Fairy Tales Jungle Book Last of the Species 1 $3.99 Zenescope 7090
83 219 Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris 22 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7059
84 220 Mouse Guard Black Axe 6 $3.50 Archaia 7052
85 221 Godzilla Ongoing 10 $3.99 IDW 6992
86 222 Vampirella 26 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6946
87 225 Spongebob Comics 17 $2.99 United Plankton 6923
88 226 Robyn Hood 5 $4.99 Zenescope 6901
89 228 Black Beetle 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 6747
90 229 Simpsons Comics 199 $2.99 Bongo 6720
91 230 Wonderland 8 $2.99 Zenescope 6707
92 231 Sonic Universe 49 $2.99 Archie 6682
93 232 Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow 21 $3.99 IDW 6659
94 233 Saga 8 $2.99 Image 6641
95 234 Evil Ernie 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6578
96 235 Deathmatch 3 $3.99 Boom 6490
97 236 Grimm Fairy Tales 82 $2.99 Zenescope 6483
98 237 Professor Frink Fantastic Science Fictions 1 $3.99 Bongo 6395
99 238 Red Sonja Unchained 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6275
100 239 Dia De Los Muertos 1 $4.99 Image 6179
101 240 Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth 2 $2.99 Image 6177
102 241 Grimm Fairy Tales Madness of Wonderland 1 $3.99 Zenescope 6150
103 242 Multiple Warheads Alphabet To Infinity 4 $2.99 Image 6107
104 244 True Blood Ongoing 9 $3.99 IDW 6062
105 245 Grimm Fairy Tales Valentines Day Special 2013 $5.99 Zenescope 6036
106 246 Mars Attacks 7 $3.99 IDW 5943
107 248 Kevin Smith Bionic Man 16 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5793
108 249 Peanuts Vol. 2 6 $3.99 Boom 5752
109 250 Crow Skinning The Wolves 3 $3.99 IDW 5737
110 251 Hack Slash 24 $3.50 Image 5665
111 252 Dark Horse Presents 21 $7.99 Dark Horse 5647
112 253 Borderlands Origins 4 $3.99 IDW 5581
113 255 Witch Doctor Malpractice 4 $2.99 Image 5552
114 256 Red Sonja 73 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5546
115 257 Artifacts 25 $3.99 Image 5545
116 258 Hellraiser Dark Watch 1 $3.99 Boom 5528
117 259 Prophet 34 $3.99 Image 5429
118 260 Bionic Man Vs Bionic Woman 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5390
119 261 Mega Man 22 $2.99 Archie 5373
120 262 Creepy Comics 11 $4.99 Dark Horse 5342
121 263 Garth Ennis Jennifer Blood 22 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5331
122 264 Jericho Season 4 2 $3.99 IDW 5331
123 265 Fashion Beast 6 $3.99 Avatar 5328
124 266 Comeback 4 $3.50 Image 5311
125 267 Mind Mgmt 8 $3.99 Dark Horse 5268
126 268 Bart Simpson Comics 80 $2.99 Bongo 5235
127 270 Jennifer Blood 23 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5126
128 272 Colder 4 $3.99 Dark Horse 5079
129 273 Prophecy 7 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5035
130 274 Grimm Fairy Tales Myths & Legends 25 $5.99 Zenescope 4989
131 275 TMNT Color Classics 9 $3.99 IDW 4984
132 277 Carbon Grey Vol. 2 3 $3.99 Image 4919
133 278 The Lone Ranger 13 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4910
134 279 Guarding The Globe 6 $2.99 Image 4831
135 280 Kill Shakespeare Tide of Blood 1 $3.99 IDW 4820
136 281 The Spider 9 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4760
137 282 Sherlock Holmes Liverpool Demon 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4756
138 284 Blackacre 3 $2.99 Image 4737
139 286 Mylo Xyloto 1 $3.99 Bongo 4723
140 287 Lord of the Jungle 13 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4700
141 290 Popeye 10 $3.99 IDW 4621
142 291 Grimm Universe 3 $3.99 Zenescope 4593
143 292 Peter Panzerfaust 9 $3.50 Image 4456
144 293 I Love Trouble 3 $2.99 Image 4384
145 294 Garth Ennis Battlefields 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4281
146 295 Night of the Living Dead Aftermath 4 $3.99 Avatar 4265
147 296 68 Scars 4 $3.99 Image 4260
148 297 Strain 11 $3.50 Dark Horse 4227
149 299 High Ways 2 $3.99 IDW 4204
150 300 Godstorm 4 $2.99 Zenescope 4110
151 308 Rachel Rising 14 $3.99 Abstract 3992
152 322 Executive Assistant Assassins 8 $3.99 Aspen 3664
153 329 Sixth Gun Sons of the Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 3526
154 336 Legend of Oz The Wicked West Ongoing 4 $3.50 Big Dog 3276
155 338 Sixth Gun 29 $3.99 Oni 3097
156 339 Charismagic Death Princess 2 $3.99 Aspen 3096
157 345 Knights of the Dinner Table 195 $5.99 Kenzer 2980
158 352 Betty & Veronica 264 $2.99 Archie 2833
159 357 New Crusaders Rise of the Heroes 6 $2.99 Archie 2685
160 366 Kevin Keller 7 $2.99 Archie 2551
161 367 Courtney Crumrin Ongoing 10 $3.99 Oni 2550
162 368 Life With Archie 27 $3.99 Archie 2437
163 375 Stuff of Legend Toy Collector 3 $3.99 Thirdworld 2283
164 376 Sonic Super Digest 2 $3.99 Archie 2243
165 387 Sonic Super Special Magazine 6 $9.99 Archie 1847
166 389 Gold Digger 147 $3.99 Antarctic 1818
167 399 Joan of Arc From The Ashes 3 $3.50 Big Dog 1598
168 404 NFL Rush Zone Season of the Guardians 1 $3.99 Action Lab 1459
169 405 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 210 $3.99 Archie 1430
170 417 Last Zombie Before The After 3 $3.99 Antarctic 1284
171 418 Last Zombie Before The After 4 $3.99 Antarctic 1277
172 422 Critter 8 $3.50 Big Dog 1248
173 424 Archie & Friends Double Digest 24 $3.99 Archie 1230
174 432 World of Archie Double Digest 26 $3.99 Archie 1150
175 437 Jugheads Double Digest 189 $3.99 Archie 1074

 

JANUARY 2013 best selling comics chart.

Lets erase the 84 DC and 85 Marvel titles and see what the “other” best selling comics were!

January was a rough month for all the indie publishers with only 6 comics ranked in the Top 100 and these are the 6 high profile comics of the month that truly had a buzz.

The Walking Dead held #1 as usual.  Saga in 2nd place also as usual.   Invincible celebrated a #100 anniversary which boosted sales dramatically.  Star Wars #1 from Dark Horse had a strong debut but due to extra media publicity sold out instantly and went up in value hitting $40.00 in the first week.   Buffy from Dark Horse and Adventure Time from Boom continued to rank high month to month.

6 comics made the top 100 but a decent 53 made the top 200.

JANUARY 2013
1 19 Walking Dead 106 $2.99 Image 70526
2 38 Saga 9 $2.99 Image 45629
3 52 Invincible 100 $3.99 Image 39863
4 53 Star Wars 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 39663
5 88 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall 17 $2.99 Dark Horse 23219
6 97 Adventure Time 12 $3.99 Boom 20407
7 108 TMNT Secret Foot Clan 1 $3.99 IDW 18315
8 114 Revival 6 $2.99 Image 17396
9 115 Spawn 227 $2.99 Image 17172
10 117 Spawn 226 $2.99 Image 16814
11 119 X-O Manowar 9 $3.99 Valiant 16599
12 128 Star Trek Countdown To Darkness 1 $3.99 IDW 15753
13 130 Masks 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 15396
14 135 Angel & Faith 18 $2.99 Dark Horse 14609
15 137 Bedlam 3 $3.50 Image 14251
16 144 Buffy The Vampire Slayer Spike 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 13385
17 145 Shadowman 3 $3.99 Valiant 13327
18 146 Conan The Barbarian 12 $3.50 Dark Horse 13254
19 147 TMNT Secret Foot Clan 2 $3.99 IDW 13180
20 151 Harbinger 8 $3.99 Valiant 12824
21 153 Doctor Who Prisoners of Time 1 $3.99 IDW 12752
22 154 Chew 31 $2.99 Image 12687
23 155 Archer & Armstrong 6 $3.99 Valiant 12642
24 158 Judge Dredd 3 $3.99 IDW 12151
25 159 Shadow 9 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 12010
26 161 Bloodshot 7 $3.99 Valiant 11918
27 163 Mara 2 $2.99 Image 11397
28 165 Star Wars Agent of the Empire Hard Targets 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 11222
29 166 Magic The Gathering Path of Vengeance 2 $4.99 IDW 11002
30 167 Adventure Time 11 $3.99 Boom 10980
31 168 Doctor Who Vol. 3 4 $3.99 IDW 10865
32 170 Clone 3 $2.99 Image 10525
33 171 BPRD Hell On Earth 103 $3.50 Dark Horse 10437
34 172 BPRD 1948 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 10305
35 174 Massive 8 $3.50 Dark Horse 10206
36 175 Legend of Luther Strode 2 $3.50 Image 10128
37 177 Transformers Robots In Disguise Ongoing 13 $3.99 IDW 9935
38 178 Transformers Regeneration One 87 $3.99 IDW 9861
39 179 Mars Attacks Transformers $3.99 IDW 9805
40 180 Bravest Warriors 4 $3.99 Boom 9451
41 181 Game of Thrones 12 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 9359
42 183 Image Firsts Walking Dead 1 $1.00 Image 9327
43 184 Deathmatch 2 Main Cvrs $3.99 Boom 9315
44 185 Mars Attacks Kiss $3.99 IDW 8946
45 186 Mind The Gap 7 $2.99 Image 8784
46 187 Sonic The Hedgehog 244 $2.99 Archie 8716
47 188 Mars Attacks Real Ghostbusters $3.99 IDW 8695
48 189 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 1 $3.99 IDW 8605
49 192 Transformers Spotlight Thundercracker 1 $3.99 IDW 8327
50 195 Ghost 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 7981
51 197 Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth 1 $2.99 Image 7879
52 199 Crossed Badlands 21 $3.99 Avatar 7794
53 200 Witchblade 163 $2.99 Image 7655
54 201 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 1 $3.99 Boom 7644
55 202 Godzilla Ongoing 8 $3.99 IDW 7623
56 203 Crossed Badlands 22 $3.99 Avatar 7589
57 204 G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 186 $3.99 IDW 7544
58 205 Kiss 7 $3.99 IDW 7539
59 206 Pathfinder 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7502
60 207 Non Humans 2 $2.99 Image 7489
61 208 G.I. Joe Vol. 2 Ongoing 21 $3.99 IDW 7445
62 209 Nowhere Men 3 $2.99 Image 7421
63 211 Godzilla Ongoing 9 $3.99 IDW 7194
64 215 Mars Attacks Zombies Vs Robots $3.99 IDW 7024
65 216 Spongebob Comics 16 $2.99 United Plankton 7023
66 217 Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris 21 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6998
67 218 Black Beetle 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 6993
68 220 Black Kiss II 6 $2.99 Image 6921
69 221 Sonic Universe 48 $2.99 Archie 6791
70 222 Wonderland 7 $2.99 Zenescope 6779
71 223 Tarot Witch of the Black Rose 78 $2.95 Broadsword 6777
72 224 Bionic Man Vs Bionic Woman 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6753
73 225 Simpsons Comics 198 $2.99 Bongo 6593
74 226 Lady Death 25 $3.99 Avatar 6498
75 227 High Ways 1 $3.99 IDW 6453
76 228 Cobra Ongoing 21 $3.99 IDW 6375
77 230 Saga 7 $2.99 Image 6296
78 232 True Blood Ongoing 8 $3.99 IDW 6251
79 233 Mega Man 21 $2.99 Archie 6220
80 235 Eerie Comics 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 6184
81 236 Grimm Fairy Tales 81 $2.99 Zenescope 6150
82 237 Kevin Smith Bionic Man 15 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6115
83 238 Crow Skinning The Wolves 2 $3.99 IDW 6108
84 239 Futurama Comics 65 $2.99 Bongo 6091
85 240 Fashion Beast 5 $3.99 Avatar 6081
86 242 End Times of Bram & Ben 1 $2.99 Image 6009
87 243 Repossessed 1 $2.99 Image 5952
88 244 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics 7 $3.99 IDW 5944
89 245 Peanuts Vol. 2 5 $3.99 Boom 5942
90 247 Hack Slash 23 $3.50 Image 5881
91 248 Hack Slash 22 $3.50 Image 5861
92 249 Witch Doctor Malpractice 3 $2.99 Image 5776
93 250 Infinite Vacation 5 $5.99 Image 5587
94 251 Comeback 3 $3.50 Image 5586
95 252 Prophet 33 $3.99 Image 5574
96 253 Borderlands Origins 3 $3.99 IDW 5572
97 254 Artifacts 24 $3.99 Image 5478
98 255 Garth Ennis Jennifer Blood 21 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5459
99 256 Emily & The Strangers 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 5409
100 258 Prophecy 6 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5237
101 259 Guarding The Globe 5 $2.99 Image 5225
102 260 Damsels 5 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5221
103 261 Bart Simpson Comics 79 $2.99 Bongo 5199
104 262 Grimm Fairy TalesSleepy Hollow 4 $2.99 Zenescope 5188
105 263 The Spider 8 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5170
106 265 Lord of the Jungle 11 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5141
107 267 Invincible 100 Chromium $9.99 Image 5122
108 272 The Lone Ranger 12 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5059
109 273 Lord of the Jungle 12 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5016
110 274 Hollows 2 $3.99 IDW 4988
111 277 Dark Horse Presents 20 $7.99 Dark Horse 4949
112 278 Popeye 9 $3.99 IDW 4875
113 279 Darkness 110 $2.99 Image 4869
114 280 Deathmatch 1 $1.00 Boom 4814
115 281 Ferals 12 $3.99 Avatar 4775
116 282 Mind Mgmt 7 $3.99 Dark Horse 4766
117 283 Green Hornet 33 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4755
118 285 Flash Gordon Zeitgeist 9 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4695
119 287 Change 2 $2.99 Image 4604
120 288 Jennifer Blood First Blood 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4583
121 289 Answer 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 4572
122 290 Caligula Heart of Rome 2 $3.99 Avatar 4529
123 291 Hellraiser Road Below 4 $3.99 Boom 4521
124 292 Army of Darkness Ongoing 8 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4498
125 293 Steed And Mrs Peel 4 $3.99 Boom 4491
126 294 Bionic Woman 7 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4393
127 295 Savage Dragon 184 $3.99 Image 4366
128 296 Army of Darkness Ongoing 9 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4361
129 298 Strain 10 $3.50 Dark Horse 4319
130 299 Hell Yeah 6 $3.50 Image 4263
131 300 Garth Ennis Battlefields 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4257
132 301 Stumptown V2 5 $3.99 Oni 4254
133 309 Grimm Fairy TalesAnimated Series $3.99 Zenescope 4064
134 316 Executive Assistant Assassins 7 $3.99 Aspen 3810
135 317 Rachel Rising 14 $3.99 Abstract 3755
136 320 Executive Assistant Iris Vol. 3 2 $3.99 Aspen 3686
137 326 Fly Vol. II 4 $2.99 Zenescope 3523
138 333 Archie 640 $2.99 Archie 3353
139 336 Strawberry Shortcake Vol. 2 2 $3.99 Ape 3330
140 345 Legend of Oz The Wicked West Ongoing 3 $3.50 Big Dog 3156
141 353 Homecoming 3 $3.99 Aspen 3052
142 355 Knights of the Dinner Table 194 $5.99 Kenzer 2994
143 357 Simpsons Illustrated 5 $3.99 Bongo 2926
144 358 Sixth Gun 28 $3.99 Oni 2901
145 361 New Crusaders Rise of the Heroes 5 $2.99 Archie 2838
146 372 Crawling Sky 1 $3.99 Antarctic 2627
147 373 Life With Archie 26 $3.99 Archie 2580
148 374 Courtney Crumrin Ongoing 9 $3.99 Oni 2566
149 381 Kolchak & Honey West $3.99 Moonstone 2265
150 390 Plume 1 $3.99 Devil’s Due 1844
151 391 Gold Digger 146 $3.99 Antarctic 1837
152 393 Finding Gossamyr 3 $3.99 Thirdworld 1691
153 400 Cavewoman Gangster 3 $3.75 Basement 1540
154 402 Faust Love of Damned Act 15 $5.95 Rebel 1513
155 409 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 209 $3.99 Archie 1426
156 412 Ursa Minor 4 $3.50 Big Dog 1398
157 416 Archie Double Digest 237 $3.99 Archie 1308
158 421 Archie & Friends Double Digest 23 $3.99 Archie 1262
159 422 Gold Digger Holidays Special 2 $3.50 Antarctic 1253
160 423 B & V Friends Double Digest 231 $3.99 Archie 1247
161 428 World of Archie Double Digest 25 $3.99 Archie 1136
162 434 Jugheads Double Digest 188 $3.99 Archie 1058
163 440 Fubar Winter Special $2.99 Alterna 969
164 443 Richie Rich Gems 48 $3.99 Ape 947
165 452 Westward 3 $2.99 Tool 833

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

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The Dawning #1 Proof Copy(Disclaimer: all comic recommendations are from a speculative vantage point. Not all comics are to guarantee a return on your investment. This article is used as a guide for investments and entertainment purposes. Any opinions or expression of investments should be used as a judgement upon the investor, not InvestComics. Please use your own discretion when investing.)

The video comic book review show FFFIC (Famous Faces & Funnies – InvestComics) hit its’ 100th episode this week! Check it out right HERE. It seems like 100 weeks ago the show started! Yes that’s right 100 weeks straight! Nice, way to go guys!

This past week InvestComics Publications became more of a reality this week, revealing the very first proof copy of The Dawning #1. Check it out to the right!

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Gotham_Central_1There are two sure fire hits this week and should not be missed. Lazarus (2013 Image) #1 comes highly recommended from Shaun Cobble (Breaking the 4th Wall) and Brianna Floss (InvestComics reviews – Bri’s reviews will be on InvestComics tomorrow. Be on the lookout for that!)). Shaun made sure to message me after reading this comic to inform me that Lazarus #1 needs to be an InvestComics’ Hot Pick this week. I ensured him that it was to appear anyways, but between Shaun’s raving and what Brianna’s words “ Rucka’s writing is top-notch, while Lark and Arca’s gorgeous art perfectly captures the fractured nature of the world and its inhabitants”, as well as a 10 out of a 10 rating, yes this solidifies that Lazarus #1 will be well on its way to an instant sellout and command some cash in the aftermarket. The Lazarus creative team of Greg Rucka and Michael Lark also brought readers Gotham Central from 2003. They have had success together already, and it looks like they hit their mark once again. Uncanny (2013 Dynamite) #1 will be the other book to look out for this week. Brianna gives this comic a 9 out of a 10. “…a fun ride” says Brianna, so strap in readers! The roller coaster is about to begin on sellout levels with two independent comics this week.

DC goes back to the well on Wednesday. The very successful, highly touted run of Superman/Batman from 2003 will begin its new run this week, this time staring the new 52 Supes and Bats. It’s their first meeting in the new 52. Writer Jeph Loeb/Ed McGuinness really took the 2003 series to a whole new level, as will writer Greg Pak and Jae Lee for the latest installment. Look for a more “emo” type run here. The cover itself seems very dark, as the inside will probably invoke the same. This isn’t a bad thing, just a change of pace from the previous series for sure probably. Demand will exceed supply, so be prepared for a second print announcement coming soon after Wednesday.

Larfleeze (2013 DC) #1 will star in his own comic this week. If you don’t know yet (you should), Lar’s first appearance was in Green Lantern #25 (2008). The great standalone Superman stories continue in Adventures of Superman (2013) 2nd Series #2 from some of the industry’s top talents. This week Oeming, Joelle Jones, and legend Sal Buscema show off their Superman tales.

Captain America (2012 7th Series) #8 reveals a character set for return that no one would ever imagine coming back. Please surprise us Marvel! Scarlet Spider (2012 2nd Series) #18 asks the question; who is Red Death? Let’s all read it and find out! And finally from the House of Ideas, Wolverine and the X-Men (2011) #32 we meet the new Hellions.

Kiss and WolverineUncanny X-Men #173Godzilla Rulers of the Earth (2013 IDW) #1 will be more Godzilla fun. IDW has the giant monster in a good place. They actually have created a fan base for this dude! Good job IDW! A couple of fun cool books to also check out this week are Atomic Robo and the Savage Sword of Dr. Dinosaur (2013) #1 from Red 5 Comics and Malevolent Mr Burns (2013 Bongo) #1.

A great cover this week from IDW’s Kiss Solo (2013 IDW) #4 Inadvertently pays homage to a famous Wolverine run pose pictured to the right. It also resembles Uncanny X-Men #173 a bit too. Awesome Peter Chris cover though! IDW kicking some ass.

That’s it for this week. Be sure to sign up for the InvestComics Newsletter!

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BEST SELLING COMICS in a world without DC and Marvel

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BEST SELLING COMICS in a world without DC and Marvel – report by Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com

Marvel & DC have always dominated the market and basically you could say “own” the comic industry.   So lets analyze the best selling comics WITHOUT any Marvel/DC titles included.   This will give us a better perception of how well the other publishers sell and what titles and characters actually compete with Marvel/DC sales numbers.   After reading this chart you may have a new appreciation for the smaller publishers who bring a wider and unique variety of titles to our comic shops each week.

MAY 2013 best selling comics chart.

Lets erase the 79 DC and 74 Marvel titles and see what the “other” best selling comics were!

Only 9 comics ranked in the Top 100 and these are the 9 high profile comics of the month that truly had a buzz.

Walking Dead returned back to #1 yet again.  Ten Grand #1 from Image had a super strong showing with 2 different regular covers.  The power of Star Wars is continually strong as sales hold steady on #5.   Regular Show #1 had 6 regular covers which helped print orders making Boom’s biggest selling comic ever.   Girl power was strong yet again with My Little Pony #7.     The original creator of TMNT returned to the comic after many years creating a “first” of sorts.  This boosted sales way up the list.  Charismagic had a high print run as it was priced at only $1.00 Image Bounce #1 had decent orders but very small compared to Ten Grand.   The hype of the very first Sesame Street comic ever encouraged all retailers to really take a chance on this one based on the 1970 TV series with 5 different regular covers.  6 of the 9 comics ranked high due to being a “first” of sorts.

Only 9 comics made the top 100 but 60 made the top 200 showing that there is a lot of support for indie publishers but mostly in the 10,000 to 20,000 range whereas Marvel/DC average orders are double that.

MAY 2013
1 13 Walking Dead 110 $2.99 Image 76455
2 24 Ten Grand 1 $2.99 Image 57216
3 41 Star Wars 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 44310
4 56 Regular Show 1 $3.99 Boom 38466
5 68 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 7 $3.99 IDW 32188
6 78 TMNT Ongoing 22 $3.99 IDW 27759
7 90 Charismagic Vol. 2 1 $1.00 Aspen 25212
8 95 Bounce 1 $2.99 Image 24259
9 98 Sesame Street 1 $3.99 Ape 23765
10 103 My Little Pony Micro Series 4 $3.99 IDW 22489
11 104 Chin Music 1 $2.99 Image 22383
12 105 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall 21 $2.99 Dark Horse 21701
13 106 Adventure Time 16 $3.99 Boom 21659
14 107 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 5 $3.99 Boom 21646
15 112 Adventure Time Annual 1 $4.99 Boom 20975
16 115 Sex 3 $2.99 Image 20509
17 127 Fatale 14 $3.50 Image 17557
18 129 Thief of Thieves 14 $2.99 Image 16938
19 131 Spawn 231 $2.99 Image 16502
20 132 Star Wars Legacy 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 16497
21 133 Black Bat 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 16328
22 134 Revival 10 $2.99 Image 16314
23 137 Uber 1 $3.99 Avatar 16109
24 141 Nowhere Men 5 $2.99 Image 15608
25 143 Grimm 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 15455
26 144 Harbinger Wars 2 $3.99 Valiant 15455
27 147 Star Wars Darth Vader & Ninth Assassin 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 15322
28 148 Image Firsts Walking Dead 1 $1.00 Image 15254
29 153 Battlestar Galactica 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 14356
30 156 Dream Merchant 1 $3.50 Image 14024
31 158 Angel & Faith 22 $2.99 Dark Horse 13895
32 159 X-O Manowar 13 $3.99 Valiant 13305
33 160 Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi Prisoner of Bogan 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 13304
34 162 Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray 3 $2.99 Image 13153
35 163 Doctor Who Prisoners of Time 5 $3.99 IDW 13097
36 165 Shadow Year One 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 13035
37 166 Morning Glories 27 $3.99 Image 12861
38 167 Chew 34 $2.99 Image 12836
39 169 Conan The Barbarian 16 $3.50 Dark Horse 12682
40 170 Masks 7 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 12658
41 171 Harbinger 12 $3.99 Valiant 12572
42 172 King Conan Hour of the Dragon 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 12566
43 174 Shadowman 0 $3.99 Valiant 12252
44 177 Sonic The Hedgehog 248 $2.99 Archie 12158
45 178 Star Wars Dark Times Fire Carrier 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 12138
46 179 Archer & Armstrong 0 $3.99 Valiant 12076
47 180 Star Trek Ongoing 21 $3.99 IDW 12055
48 182 Doctor Who Vol. 3 9 $3.99 IDW 11993
49 183 12 Reasons To Die 1 $3.50 Black Mask 11834
50 185 Sonic Universe 52 $2.99 Archie 11500
51 186 Shadow 13 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 11474
52 188 TMNT Villain Microseries 2 $3.99 IDW 11360
53 189 Sonic The Hedgehog 249 $2.99 Archie 11339
54 190 Miss Fury 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 11306
55 192 Bloodshot 11 $3.99 Valiant 11146
56 194 Invincible Universe 2 $2.99 Image 11102
57 195 X 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 11071
58 196 Suicide Risk 1 $3.99 Boom 10913
59 197 BPRD Vampire 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 10849
60 199 Clive Barker Next Testament 1 $3.99 Boom 10797
61 201 Star Trek Ongoing 20 $3.99 IDW 10508
62 202 BPRD Hell On Earth 107 $3.50 Dark Horse 10493
63 203 Abe Sapien Dark & Terrible 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 10445
64 206 Doomsday.1 1 $3.99 IDW 10230
65 207 Helheim 3 $3.99 Oni 10118
66 208 Judge Dredd 7 $3.99 IDW 10058
67 211 Mark Waid Green Hornet 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 10012
68 212 G.I. Joe 4 $3.99 IDW 9881
69 213 Lobster Johnson Satan Smells A Rat One Shot 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 9846
70 214 Lost Vegas 3 $3.50 Image 9755
71 215 Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland Down Rabbit Hole 1 $2.99 Zenescope 9734
72 216 Transformers Robots In Disguise 17 $3.99 IDW 9540
73 217 Transformers More Than Meets Eye 17 $3.99 IDW 9523
74 218 Massive 12 $3.50 Dark Horse 9489
75 219 Transformers Regeneration One 91 $3.99 IDW 9332
76 220 Mega Man 25 $2.99 Archie 9191
77 222 Legend of Luther Strode 5 $3.50 Image 9020
78 223 Occupy Comics 1 $3.50 Black Mask 8977
79 224 Transformers Prime Beast Hunters 1 $3.99 IDW 8975
80 225 Rocketeer Hollywood Horror 4 $3.99 IDW 8885
81 226 Image Firsts Peter Panzerfaust 1 $1.00 Image 8756
82 227 Snapshot 4 $2.99 Image 8583
83 228 G.I. Joe Special Missions 3 $3.99 IDW 8492
84 229 Game of Thrones 14 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8468
85 230 Image Firsts Invincible 1 $1.00 Image 8424
86 231 Transformers Spotlight Hoist 1 $3.99 IDW 8373
87 232 Warlord of Mars 24 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8347
88 233 Grimm Fairy Tales Robyn Hood Wanted 1 $2.99 Zenescope 8242
89 235 Danger Girl Trinity 2 $3.99 IDW 8167
90 236 Bravest Warriors 8 $3.99 Boom 8146
91 237 Image Firsts Saga 1 $1.00 Image 8091
92 238 Dream Thief 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7927
93 239 Crossed Badlands 28 $3.99 Avatar 7891
94 240 Ghostbusters 4 $3.99 IDW 7876
95 241 G.I. Joe Cobra Files 2 $3.99 IDW 7769
96 242 Warlord of Mars 25 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7731
97 243 Edgar Allan Poes Fall of the House of Usher 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7650
98 244 Crossed Badlands 29 $3.99 Avatar 7595
99 245 Mind the Gap 10 $2.99 Image 7584
100 246 G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 190 $3.99 IDW 7550
101 247 Witchblade 166 $2.99 Image 7425
102 248 Red Sonja 75 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7072
103 249 Half Past Danger 1 $3.99 IDW 7048
104 250 Polarity 2 $3.99 Boom 6957
105 251 Clone 7 $2.99 Image 6956
106 252 Simpsons Comics 202 $2.99 Bongo 6950
107 253 Spongebob Comics 20 $2.99 United Plankton 6926
108 254 Tarot Witch of The Black Rose 80 $2.95 Broadsword 6795
109 255 Godzilla Ongoing 12 $3.99 IDW 6782
110 256 Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris 25 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6724
111 257 House of Gold & Bones 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 6635
112 258 Vampirella Strikes 5 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6632
113 259 Damsels Mermaids 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6564
114 260 Grimm Fairy Tales Grimm Fairy Tales 85 $5.99 Zenescope 6499
115 262 Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland 11 $2.99 Zenescope 6342
116 263 Pathfinder 7 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6313
117 264 Kiss Solo 3 $3.99 IDW 6283
118 265 Futurama Comics 67 $2.99 Bongo 6230
119 266 Vampirella 29 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6070
120 267 47 Ronin 4 $3.99 Dark Horse 6017
121 269 Jirni 2 $3.99 Aspen 5915
122 271 Mind Mgmt 11 $3.99 Dark Horse 5824
123 272 Artifacts 27 $3.99 Image 5750
124 273 Non Humans 3 $2.99 Image 5677
125 274 Grimm Fairy Tales Madness of Wonderland 4 $3.99 Zenescope 5677
126 275 Red Sonja Unchained 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5540
127 276 Prophet 35 $3.99 Image 5522
128 277 Five Weapons 4 $3.50 Image 5472
129 278 Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed Vampires Eternal 2 $3.99 Zenescope 5435
130 279 Grimm Fairy Tales Hunters Shadowlands 1 $2.99 Zenescope 5408
131 280 Creepy Comics 12 $4.99 Dark Horse 5398
132 281 Grimm Fairy Tales Werewolves Hunger 1 $3.99 Zenescope 5356
133 283 Miniature Jesus 2 $3.99 Image 5297
134 284 Red Sonja 76 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5272
135 285 TMNT Color Classics 10 $3.99 IDW 5268
136 286 Bart Simpson Comics 83 $2.99 Bongo 5212
137 287 Fathom Vol. 4 9 $3.50 Aspen 5210
138 288 Akaneiro 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 5172
139 291 Fashion Beast 9 $3.99 Avatar 5085
140 292 Uber 0 $4.99 Avatar 5084
141 293 John Carpenters Asylum 1 $3.99 Storm King 5081
142 295 Mars Attacks 10 $3.99 IDW 5048
143 296 East of West (3rd print) 1 $3.50 Image 5024
144 297 Last of Us American Dreams 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 4991
145 298 Dungeons & Dragons Cutter 2 $3.99 IDW 4974
146 299 True Blood Ongoing 13 $3.99 IDW 4969
147 300 Colonized 2 $3.99 IDW 4962
148 306 Archie 643 $2.99 Archie 4780
149 308 Grimm Fairy Tales Jungle Book Last of the Species 3 $3.99 Zenescope 4757
150 309 Drew Hayes Poison Elves 2 $2.99 Ape 4690
151 314 Archie 634 $2.99 Archie 4574
152 315 Simpsons Summer Shindig 7 $4.99 Bongo 4567
153 324 Legend of the Shadowclan 4 $3.99 Aspen 4362
154 325 Sixth Gun 31 $3.99 Oni 4350
155 331 Soulfire Vol. 4 5 $3.99 Aspen 4179
156 334 Cyborg 009 Chapter 000 One Shot 1 $1.00 Archaia 4131
157 337 Solid State Tank Girl 1 $3.99 Titan 3985
158 338 X-O Manowar One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3953
159 343 Harbinger One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3816
160 346 Archer & Armstrong One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3759
161 347 Bloodshot One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3722
162 352 Shadowman One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3593
163 355 Executive Assistant Assassins 11 $3.99 Aspen 3532
164 358 Atomic Robo Real Science Adv 8 $2.75 Red 5 3472
165 361 Executive Assistant Assassins 10 $3.99 Aspen 3415
166 365 Legend of Oz Scarecrow 1 $3.50 Big Dog 3334

 

APRIL 2013 best selling comics chart.

Lets erase the 74 DC and 74 Marvel titles and see what the “other” best selling comics were!

Only 10 comics ranked in the Top 100 and these are the 10 high profile comics of the month that truly had a buzz.

Jupiters Legacy was the most impressive debut in a long long time as the new Image #1 had orders over 100,000 even outselling The Walking Dead.   Saga continued strong as Image’s second biggest constant seller.  Star Wars #4 continued strong steady orders.  East Of West #2 from Image even sold out and went to a reprint.  Jirni from Aspen had very high orders due to a $1.00 cover price.  My Little Pony stayed strong once again with 2 different series.   Buffy #20 had extra high orders at 21,000 and Adventure  Time from Boom continued to be its biggest selling title based on the TV cartoon series.

Only 10 comics ranked in the top 100 of the month but a high 66 made the Top 200.

APRIL 2013 74 dc / 74 marvel – april 2013
1 3 Jupiters Legacy 1 $2.99 Image 105437
2 8 Walking Dead 109 $2.99 Image 90362
3 27 Saga 12 $2.99 Image 53339
4 40 Star Wars 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 45019
5 46 East of West 2 $3.50 Image 41838
6 60 Jirni 1 $1.00 Aspen 35777
7 65 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 6 $3.99 IDW 33903
8 91 My Little Pony Micro Series 3 $3.99 IDW 23338
9 95 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall 20 $2.99 Dark Horse 21901
10 97 Adventure Time 15 $3.99 Boom 21682
11 101 Sex 2 $2.99 Image 21342
12 103 Morning Glories 26 $1.00 Image 20918
13 104 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 4 $3.99 Boom 20760
14 105 TMNT Ongoing 21 $3.99 IDW 20659
15 110 Harbinger Wars 1 $3.99 Valiant 18729
16 111 Miss Fury 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 18441
17 116 Manhattan Projects 11 $3.50 Image 17517
18 120 Star Wars Darth Vader & Ninth Assassin 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 17278
19 121 Revival 9 $2.99 Image 16977
20 125 Star Wars Legacy 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 16384
21 129 Spawn 230 $2.99 Image 15994
22 131 Star Trek Countdown To Darkness 4 $3.99 IDW 15782
23 134 Invincible 102 $2.99 Image 15249
24 135 Thief of Thieves 13 $2.99 Image 15201
25 138 Doctor Who Prisoners of Time 4 $3.99 IDW 14653
26 139 Invincible Universe 1 $2.99 Image 14526
27 140 Masks 5 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 14360
28 141 Harbinger 11 $3.99 Valiant 14299
29 142 Angel & Faith 21 $2.99 Dark Horse 14102
30 143 Shadow Year One 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 13748
31 144 TMNT Villain Microseries: Krang 1 $3.99 IDW 13689
32 147 Masks 6 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 13533
33 148 Bloodshot 10 $3.99 Valiant 13376
34 150 G.I. Joe Cobra Files 1 $3.99 IDW 13231
35 151 X-O Manowar 12 $3.99 Valiant 13216
36 152 Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray 2 $2.99 Image 13127
37 154 Chew 33 $2.99 Image 12964
38 158 Conan The Barbarian 15 $3.50 Dark Horse 12845
39 160 Bedlam 6 $3.50 Image 12607
40 164 Star Wars Dark Times Fire Carrier 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 12435
41 167 Danger Girl Trinity 1 $3.99 IDW 12063
42 169 Abe Sapien Dark & Terrible 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 11783
43 170 Shadowman 6 $3.99 Valiant 11759
44 174 Mega Man 24 $2.99 Archie 11173
45 175 Archer & Armstrong 9 $3.99 Valiant 11125
46 176 Shadow 11 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 11119
47 177 BPRD Vampire 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 11072
48 178 Uber 0 $3.99 Avatar 10849
49 179 Shadow 12 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 10815
50 181 Judge Dredd 6 $3.99 IDW 10670
51 182 Lost Vegas 2 $3.50 Image 10608
52 184 Locke & Key Omega 4 $3.99 IDW 10466
53 186 BPRD Hell On Earth 106 $3.50 Dark Horse 10419
54 187 Doctor Who Vol. 3 8 $3.99 IDW 10414
55 188 G.I. Joe 3 $3.99 IDW 10372
56 189 Helheim 2 $3.99 Oni 10256
57 190 Sledgehammer 44 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 10049
58 191 1 For $1 Mind Mgmt 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 9926
59 192 Sonic Universe 51 $2.99 Archie 9912
60 193 East of West 1 $3.50 Image 9742
61 194 Magic The Gathering Path of Vengeance 4 $4.99 IDW 9734
62 195 Transformers Robots In Disguise 16 $3.99 IDW 9700
63 196 Massive 11 $3.50 Dark Horse 9661
64 197 Transformers More Than Meets Eye 16 $3.99 IDW 9637
65 198 Mara 4 $2.99 Image 9600
66 199 Transformers Regeneration One 90 $3.99 IDW 9478
67 201 Snapshot 3 $2.99 Image 9310
68 202 Rocketeer Hollywood Horror 3 $3.99 IDW 9212
69 203 Judge Dredd Year One 2 $3.99 IDW 9069
70 204 Sonic The Hedgehog 247 $2.99 Archie 9003
71 205 Godzilla Half Century War 5 $3.99 IDW 8884
72 206 Grimm Fairy Tales Robyn Hood Vs Red Riding Hood 1 $5.99 Zenescope 8883
73 207 G.I. Joe Special Missions 2 $3.99 IDW 8818
74 208 Transformers Spotlight Trailcutter 1 $3.99 IDW 8690
75 209 House of Gold & Bones 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 8635
76 210 Colonized 1 $3.99 IDW 8521
77 211 Miniature Jesus 1 $3.99 Image 8363
78 212 Ghostbusters 3 $3.99 IDW 8351
79 213 Bravest Warriors 7 $3.99 Boom 8311
80 215 Mind The Gap 9 $2.99 Image 8074
81 216 Crossed Badlands 27 $3.99 Avatar 7930
82 217 Adventure Time 1 $3.99 Boom 7854
83 218 Black Beetle 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 7650
84 219 Rachel Rising 16 $3.99 Abstract 7608
85 220 Dejah Thoris & Green Men of Mars 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7516
86 221 X 0 $2.99 Dark Horse 7502
87 222 Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed 1 $5.99 Zenescope 7497
88 223 G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 189 $3.99 IDW 7496
89 224 Clone 6 $2.99 Image 7460
90 225 Polarity 1 $3.99 Boom 7459
91 226 1 For $1 The Massive 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 7398
92 227 Witchblade 165 $2.99 Image 7262
93 228 Kiss Solo 1 $3.99 IDW 7177
94 230 Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth 4 $2.99 Image 7113
95 231 Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed 0 $1.99 Zenescope 7103
96 232 Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris 24 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7059
97 233 Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed Vampires Eternal 1 $3.99 Zenescope 7009
98 235 Spongebob Comics 19 $2.99 United Plankton 6940
99 236 Godzilla Ongoing 11 $3.99 IDW 6905
100 237 Vampirella Strikes 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6893
101 238 Simpsons Comics 201 $2.99 Bongo 6844
102 239 Adventure Time 2 $3.99 Boom 6716
103 241 Kiss Solo 2 $3.99 IDW 6676
104 242 Pathfinder 6 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6663
105 243 Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland 10 $2.99 Zenescope 6644
106 244 Adventure Time 3 $3.99 Boom 6444
107 245 Evil Ernie 5 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6421
108 246 Adventure Time 4 $3.99 Boom 6359
109 247 Great Pacific 6 $2.99 Image 6326
110 248 Star Wars 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 6306
111 249 Grimm Fairy Tales Grimm Fairy Tales 84 $2.99 Zenescope 6284
112 250 Adventure Time 5 $3.99 Boom 6276
113 251 Adventure Time 6 $3.99 Boom 6252
114 252 Vampirella 28 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6118
115 253 Last of Us American Dreams 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 6032
116 254 Dungeons & Dragons Cutter 1 $3.99 IDW 5986
117 255 True Blood Ongoing 11 $3.99 IDW 5929
118 256 Mind Mgmt 10 $3.99 Dark Horse 5842
119 257 Grimm Fairy Tales Madness of Wonderland 3 $3.99 Zenescope 5825
120 260 Sex 1 $2.99 Image 5668
121 261 Five Weapons 3 $3.50 Image 5655
122 262 Witchblade Day of the Outlaw One Shot 1 $3.99 Image 5636
123 263 TMNT Color Classics Micro Series Leonardo 1 $3.99 IDW 5615
124 265 68 Jungle Jim 1 $3.99 Image 5488
125 266 Mars Attacks 9 $3.99 IDW 5481
126 267 Red Sonja 74 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5449
127 268 Witch Doctor Malpractice 6 $2.99 Image 5440
128 269 True Blood Ongoing 12 $3.99 IDW 5372
129 270 Fashion Beast 8 $3.99 Avatar 5327
130 271 Peanuts Vol. 2 8 $3.99 Boom 5313
131 272 Dark Shadows Year One 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5270
132 273 Danger Club 5 $2.99 Image 5242
133 274 Deathmatch 5 $3.99 Boom 5222
134 277 Bart Simpson Comics 82 $2.99 Bongo 5150
135 280 Jennifer Blood 25 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4918
136 281 Grimm Fairy Tales Jungle Book Last of the Species 2 $3.99 Zenescope 4916
137 283 Doctor Who Classics 2 $3.99 IDW 4900
138 284 Mighty Skullkickers 1 $3.50 Image 4856
139 285 The Lone Ranger 14 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4827
140 286 Archie 642 $2.99 Archie 4812
141 287 Dark Horse Presents 23 $7.99 Dark Horse 4762
142 288 Queen Sonja 35 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4740
143 289 Darkness 112 $2.99 Image 4725
144 290 Green Hornet 34 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4705
145 292 Jennifer Blood 26 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4657
146 293 Hellraiser Dark Watch 3 $3.99 Boom 4592
147 294 Shrugged Vol. 2 2 $3.99 Aspen 4567
148 295 Green Hornet 35 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4564
149 296 Legend of the Shadowclan 3 $3.99 Aspen 4546
150 297 Bionic Man Vs Bionic Woman 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4474
151 299 Mice Templar IV Legend 1 $3.99 Image 4377
152 300 Lord of The Jungle 14 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4369
153 306 Sixth Gun 30 $3.99 Oni 4227
154 307 Sixth Gun Sons of the Gun 3 $3.99 Oni 4196
155 326 Atomic Robo Real Science Adv 7 $2.75 Red 5 3471
156 336 Legend of Oz The Wicked West Ongoing 6 $3.50 Big Dog 3152
157 337 Idolized 5 $3.99 Aspen 3151
158 342 Betty & Veronica 265 $2.99 Archie 3025
159 343 Mylo Xyloto 3 $3.99 Bongo 2915
160 358 Kevin Keller 8 $2.99 Archie 2528
161 362 Steam Wars 1 $3.99 Antarctic 2399
162 365 Stuff of Legend Toy Collector 4 $3.99 Thirdworld 2294
163 367 Rogues 1 $3.99 Amigo 2230
164 375 Dead Mans Run 4 $3.50 Aspen 2057
165 377 Lookouts Riddle Vol. 1 5 $3.99 Cryptozoic 2011
166 380 Bodie Troll 1 $2.99 Red 5 1981
167 384 Gold Digger 149 $3.99 Antarctic 1807
168 392 Victorian Secret Agents 1 $3.95 Antarctic 1676
169 398 Knights of The Dinner Table 196 $5.99 Kenzer 1558
170 399 Bela Lugosi Tales From Grave 3 $3.99 Monsterverse 1537
171 405 Helheim (2nd print) 1 $3.99 Oni 1354
172 406 Betty & Veronica Double Double Digest 212 $5.99 Archie 1353
173 407 Neozoic Traders Gambit 1 $3.50 Red 5 1345
174 410 Last Zombie 1 $3.99 Antarctic 1323
175 413 B & V Friends Double Digest 233 $3.99 Archie 1287
176 415 Archie & Friends Double Digest 26 $3.99 Archie 1270

 

MARCH 2013 best selling comics chart.

Lets erase the 78 DC and 83 Marvel titles and see what the “other” best selling comics were!

Only 10 comics ranked in the Top 100 and these are the 10 high profile comics of the month that truly had a buzz.

The Walking Dead ranked #1 again with the 1st appearance of Ezekiel and ended the final issue of the Vol 18 graphic novel.  Image dominated the top 3 with Saga once again ranking #2 and a brand new title  East Of West #1 selling out the first print even with a hefty 49,000 copies sold.   Star Wars #3 based on the original movie characters continued to hold super strong.  My Little Pony ranked high with 2 consecutive issues and a 3rd issue in the Top 10.   Shrugged debuted high with a $1.00 cover price.   Hellboy In Hell #4 had a very high ranking for not being a major key issue or #1.  Sex #1 from Image debuted in the top 10 and even sold out.

10 comics made the top 100 but 63 different comics made the top 200.

MARCH 2013 best selling comics chart
1 21 Walking Dead 108 $2.99 Image 67423
2 33 Saga 11 $2.99 Image 50023
3 35 East of West 1 $3.50 Image 49518
4 44 Star Wars 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 45522
5 55 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 4 $3.99 IDW 41541
6 65 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 5 $3.99 IDW 36354
7 78 Shrugged Vol. 2 1 $1.00 Aspen 30657
8 91 My Little Pony Micro Series: Rainbow Dash 2 $3.99 IDW 25473
9 96 Hellboy In Hell 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 23982
10 98 Sex 1 $2.99 Image 23630
11 101 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall 19 $2.99 Dark Horse 22424
12 102 Adventure Time 14 $3.99 Boom 22165
13 105 Star Wars Legacy 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 21600
14 106 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 3 $3.99 Boom 21333
15 121 Fatale 13 $3.50 Image 17662
16 124 Revival 8 $2.99 Image 17082
17 125 Manhattan Projects 10 $3.50 Image 17028
18 130 Spawn 229 $2.99 Image 16355
19 133 TMNT 20 $3.99 IDW 16084
20 135 X-O Manowar 11 $3.99 Valiant 15765
21 137 Invincible 101 $2.99 Image 15540
22 139 Lost Vegas 1 $3.50 Image 15273
23 140 Mark Waid Green Hornet 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 15114
24 143 Buffy The Vampire Slayer Willow Wonderland 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 15010
25 144 Star Trek Countdown To Darkness 3 $3.99 IDW 14778
26 145 Angel & Faith 20 $2.99 Dark Horse 14245
27 146 Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi Prisoner of Bogan 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 13728
28 147 Bedlam 5 $3.50 Image 13701
29 149 Sledgehammer 44 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 13446
30 150 Nowhere Men 4 $2.99 Image 13368
31 152 Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray 1 $3.50 Image 13163
32 153 Shadowman 5 $3.99 Valiant 13145
33 154 G.I. Joe Special Missions 1 $3.99 IDW 13104
34 156 TMNT Secret Foot Clan 4 $3.99 IDW 13090
35 158 Star Wars Dark Times Fire Carrier 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 13077
36 159 Judge Dredd Year One 1 $3.99 IDW 13013
37 162 Conan The Barbarian 14 $3.50 Dark Horse 12944
38 163 Doctor Who Prisoners of Time 3 $3.99 IDW 12717
39 164 Chew 32 $2.99 Image 12671
40 165 BPRD Vampire 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 12474
41 167 Harbinger 10 $3.99 Valiant 12196
42 169 Crossed Badlands 25 $3.99 Avatar 12022
43 171 Helheim 1 $3.99 Oni 11877
44 175 Shadow 10 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 11682
45 179 Judge Dredd 5 $3.99 IDW 11447
46 180 Archer & Armstrong 8 $3.99 Valiant 11072
47 181 Peter Panzerfaust 10 $3.50 Image 10989
48 182 G.I. Joe 2 $3.99 IDW 10979
49 183 Bloodshot 9 $3.99 Valiant 10959
50 185 BPRD Hell On Earth 105 $3.50 Dark Horse 10772
51 186 Snapshot 2 $2.99 Image 10742
52 187 Walking Dead Michonne Special 1 $2.99 Image 10703
53 189 Mara 3 $2.99 Image 10570
54 190 Star Trek 19 $3.99 IDW 10412
55 191 Doctor Who Vol. 3 7 $3.99 IDW 10307
56 193 Transformers More Than Meets Eye 14 $3.99 IDW 9942
57 194 Garth Ennis Red Team 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 9941
58 195 Rocketeer Hollywood Horror 2 $3.99 IDW 9907
59 196 Simpsons Comics 200 $4.99 Bongo 9820
60 197 Massive 10 $3.50 Dark Horse 9795
61 198 Transformers More Than Meets Eye 15 $3.99 IDW 9768
62 199 Transformers Robots In Disguise 15 $3.99 IDW 9707
63 200 Transformers Regeneration One 89 $3.99 IDW 9623
64 201 Legend of Luther Strode 4 $3.50 Image 9402
65 202 Transformers Spotlight Bumblebee One Shot 1 $3.99 IDW 9098
66 203 Ghostbusters 2 $3.99 IDW 8910
67 204 Game of Thrones 13 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8792
68 205 Bravest Warriors 6 $3.99 Boom 8550
69 206 Sonic The Hedgehog 246 $2.99 Archie 8511
70 207 Crossed Badlands 26 $3.99 Avatar 8326
71 208 Fairy Quest 2 $3.99 Boom 8316
72 209 Morning Glories 25 $3.99 Image 8296
73 211 Mind The Gap 8 $2.99 Image 8245
74 212 Transformers Fall of Cybertron 1 $7.99 IDW 8092
75 213 Clone 5 $2.99 Image 8076
76 214 Dejah Thoris & Green Men of Mars 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7917
77 215 Witchblade 164 $2.99 Image 7670
78 217 Rachel Rising 15 $3.99 Abstract 7612
79 218 Vampirella Strikes 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7461
80 219 G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 188 $3.99 IDW 7393
81 220 Sonic Universe 50 $3.99 Archie 7359
82 223 Hack Slash 25 $3.50 Image 7159
83 224 Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth 3 $2.99 Image 7140
84 226 Spongebob Comics 18 $2.99 United Plankton 7005
85 227 Kiss 8 $3.99 IDW 6948
86 228 Ghost 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 6899
87 229 Planetoid 5 $2.99 Image 6835
88 231 Tarot Witch of The Black Rose 79 $2.95 Broadsword 6784
89 233 Great Pacific 5 $2.99 Image 6709
90 234 Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris 23 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6697
91 235 Vampirella 27 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6563
92 236 Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland 9 $2.99 Zenescope 6563
93 238 Futurama Comics 66 $2.99 Bongo 6295
94 239 Grimm Fairy Tales Grimm Fairy Tales 83 $2.99 Zenescope 6221
95 240 Five Weapons 2 $3.50 Image 6196
96 241 47 Ronin 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 6142
97 242 Drew Hayes Poison Elves 1 $2.99 Ape 6052
98 243 Savage Skullkickers 1 $3.50 Image 6007
99 244 Tmnt Color Classics Micro Series Donatello 1 $3.99 IDW 6000
100 245 Deathmatch 4 $3.99 Boom 5978
101 246 Doctor Who Classics 1 $3.99 IDW 5954
102 248 Mind Mgmt 9 $3.99 Dark Horse 5803
103 249 True Blood 10 $3.99 IDW 5758
104 250 Grimm Fairy Tales Madness of Wonderland 2 $3.99 Zenescope 5751
105 251 Mars Attacks 8 $3.99 IDW 5727
106 253 Peanuts Vol. 2 7 $3.99 Boom 5513
107 254 Witch Doctor Malpractice 5 $2.99 Image 5481
108 255 Kevin Smith Bionic Man 17 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5457
109 256 Fashion Beast 7 $3.99 Avatar 5435
110 257 Son of Merlin 2 $2.99 Image 5362
111 258 Mega Man 23 $2.99 Archie 5339
112 260 Legend of the Shadowclan 2 $3.99 Aspen 5287
113 261 Comeback 5 $3.50 Image 5245
114 262 Bart Simpson Comics 81 $2.99 Bongo 5235
115 265 Grimm Fairy Tales Grimm Universe 4 $3.99 Zenescope 5184
116 266 Dia De Los Muertos 2 $4.99 Image 5122
117 268 Colder 5 $3.99 Dark Horse 5097
118 269 Artifacts 26 $3.99 Image 5096
119 270 Bionic Man 18 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5059
120 272 Dark Horse Presents 22 $7.99 Dark Horse 4966
121 275 Jennifer Blood 24 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4879
122 276 Darkness 111 $2.99 Image 4870
123 277 Queen Sonja 34 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4807
124 278 Damsels 6 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4799
125 279 Hellraiser Dark Watch 2 $3.99 Boom 4774
126 281 Bionic Man Vs Bionic Woman 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4743
127 282 Sherlock Holmes Liverpool Demon 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4682
128 284 Ferals 13 $3.99 Avatar 4653
129 286 The Spider 10 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4505
130 287 Archie 641 $2.99 Archie 4466
131 288 Flash Gordon Zeitgeist 10 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4457
132 289 Savage Dragon 185 $3.99 Image 4457
133 293 Bionic Man Annual 1 $4.99 Dynamic Forces 4313
134 295 Blackacre 4 $2.99 Image 4254
135 296 All Crime 1 $3.95 Art of Fiction 4204
136 297 High Ways 3 $3.99 IDW 4137
137 298 Emily & The Strangers 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 4102
138 299 Night of the Living Dead Aftermath 5 $3.99 Avatar 4083
139 300 Jim Butchers Dresden Files Ghoul Goblin 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4077
140 308 Sixth Gun Sons of the Gun 2 $3.99 Oni 3942
141 310 Soulfire Vol. 4 4 $3.99 Aspen 3886
142 321 Executive Assistant Iris Vol. 3 3 $3.99 Aspen 3605
143 331 Executive Assistant Assassins 9 $3.99 Aspen 3487
144 335 Mylo Xyloto 2 $3.99 Bongo 3302
145 336 Fly Vol. II 5 $3.99 Zenescope 3282
146 345 Legend of Oz The Wicked West 5 $3.50 Big Dog 3140
147 355 Grimm Fairy Tales St Patricks Day Spec 1 $5.99 Zenescope 2903
148 369 Life With Archie 28 $3.99 Archie 2393
149 371 Grimm Fairy Tales St Patricks Day 1 $5.99 Zenescope 2326
150 376 Zombies Vs Cheerleaders Vol. 2 1 $3.99 3 Finger 2186
151 384 Sixth Gun Sons of the Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 2053
152 389 Best of Zenescope Special Ed 1 $6.99 Zenescope 1987
153 395 Lookouts Riddle Vol. 1 4 $3.99 Cryptozoic 1844
154 397 Gold Digger 148 $3.99 Antarctic 1803
155 400 Cavewoman Oasis 1 $3.75 Basement 1683
156 406 Gearhearts Steampunk Glamor Revue 6 $3.99 Antarctic 1464
157 410 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 211 $3.99 Archie 1413
158 411 Finding Gossamyr 4 $3.99 Thirdworld 1364
159 413 Archie Double Digest 238 $5.99 Archie 1349
160 415 Knights of The Dinner Table 196 $5.99 Kenzer 1328
161 417 B & V Friends Double Digest 232 $3.99 Archie 1318
162 418 Archie & Friends Double Digest 25 $3.99 Archie 1306
163 429 World of Archie Double Digest 27 $3.99 Archie 1178
164 431 Critter 9 $3.50 Big Dog 1164
165 433 Last Zombie Before The After 5 $3.99 Antarctic 1161

 

FEBRUARY 2013 best selling comics chart.

Lets erase the 73 DC and 77 Marvel titles and see what the “other” best selling comics were!

Only 11 comics ranked in the Top 100 and these are the 11 high profile comics of the month that truly had a buzz.

The Walking Dead held the top 2 best selling comics of the month.   Saga and Star Wars both kept their usual high rankings.  My Little Pony ranked 2 issues as well in the top 10.  Shadowclan ranked really high due to having a $1.00 cover price.  Image’s extremely popular mini-series Happy ended in the top 10.  Hellboy In Hell continued to rank very high as did Buffy both from Dark Horse.   The cartoon series Adventure Time continued to be the best selling title for Boom Comics.

11 comics made the top 100 but a huge 67 made the top 200.

FEBRUARY 2013 best selling comics chart
1 19 Walking Dead 107 $2.99 Image 63575
2 34 Walking Dead The Governor Special $2.99 Image 51355
3 36 Saga 10 $2.99 Image 48388
4 40 Star Wars 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 46063
5 45 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 3 $3.99 IDW 43579
6 62 My Little Pony Twilight Sparkle 1 $3.99 IDW 34435
7 64 Legend of the Shadowclan 1 $1.00 Aspen 33246
8 83 Happy 4 $2.99 Image 26641
9 89 Hellboy In Hell 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 23845
10 94 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall 18 $2.99 Dark Horse 22530
11 95 Adventure Time 13 $3.99 Boom 22474
12 106 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 2 $3.99 Boom 20810
13 108 Shadow Year One 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 19310
14 113 Fatale 12 $3.50 Image 17999
15 116 G.I. Joe 1 $3.99 IDW 17553
16 117 Star Wars 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 17441
17 119 Manhattan Projects 9 $3.50 Image 17229
18 123 Garth Ennis Red Team 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 16724
19 124 Revival 7 $2.99 Image 16639
20 127 Spawn 228 $2.99 Image 16343
21 129 TMNT Ongoing 18 $3.99 IDW 16172
22 131 TMNT Ongoing 19 $3.99 IDW 16125
23 134 Buffy The Vampire Slayer Willow Wonderland 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 15236
24 135 Thief of Thieves 12 $2.99 Image 14974
25 137 Masks 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 14744
26 138 Harbinger 0 $3.99 Valiant 14699
27 141 Star Trek Countdown To Darkness 2 $3.99 IDW 14492
28 142 Ghostbusters 1 $3.99 IDW 14442
29 143 Angel & Faith 19 $2.99 Dark Horse 14412
30 144 Star Wars Dark Times Fire Carrier 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 14308
31 146 Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi Prisoner of Bogan 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 14145
32 147 Bedlam 4 $3.50 Image 13912
33 152 X-O Manowar 10 $3.99 Valiant 13504
34 153 Snapshot 1 $2.99 Image 13337
35 156 Conan The Barbarian 13 $3.50 Dark Horse 13000
36 157 TMNT Secret Foot Clan 3 $3.99 IDW 12868
37 159 Doctor Who Prisoners of Time 2 $3.99 IDW 12730
38 163 Son of Merlin 1 $1.00 Image 12575
39 164 Shadowman 4 $3.99 Valiant 12531
40 166 Rocketeer Hollywood Horror 1 $3.99 IDW 12488
41 170 Harbinger 9 $3.99 Valiant 12222
42 174 Bloodshot 8 $3.99 Valiant 11557
43 175 Judge Dredd 4 $3.99 IDW 11512
44 176 Archer & Armstrong 7 $3.99 Valiant 11494
45 177 Star Wars Agent of the Empire Hard Targets 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 11103
46 179 Fairy Quest 1 $3.99 Boom 10728
47 180 Americas Got Powers 5 $2.99 Image 10660
48 181 Doctor Who Vol. 3 6 $3.99 IDW 10579
49 182 Transformers Spotlight Megatron One Shot $3.99 IDW 10356
50 183 Star Trek Ongoing 17 $3.99 IDW 10321
51 184 Doctor Who Vol. 3 5 $3.99 IDW 10271
52 185 BPRD Hell On Earth 104 $3.50 Dark Horse 10269
53 186 Star Trek Ongoing 18 $3.99 IDW 10210
54 187 BPRD 1948 5 $3.50 Dark Horse 10172
55 188 Locke & Key Omega 3 $3.99 IDW 10130
56 189 Magic The Gathering Path of Vengeance 3 $4.99 IDW 10093
57 190 Transformers More Than Meets Eye 13 $3.99 IDW 10051
58 191 Massive 9 $3.50 Dark Horse 9936
59 192 Transformers Robots In Disguise 14 $3.99 IDW 9874
60 193 Transformers Regeneration One 88 $3.99 IDW 9782
61 194 Star Trek Next Generation Hive 4 $3.99 IDW 9777
62 195 Legend of Luther Strode 3 $3.50 Image 9416
63 196 My Little Pony 1 & 2 Hot Topic Pack $3.99 IDW 8988
64 197 Dejah Thoris & Green Men of Mars 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8932
65 198 Warlord of Mars 23 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8768
66 199 Bravest Warriors 5 $3.99 Boom 8652
67 200 Clone 4 $2.99 Image 8589
68 201 Sonic The Hedgehog 245 $2.99 Archie 8490
69 202 Morning Glories 24 $3.99 Image 8364
70 204 Great Pacific 4 $2.99 Image 8102
71 205 Baltimore Widow & The Tank One Shot $3.50 Dark Horse 8071
72 206 Vampirella Strikes 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7972
73 207 Transformers Prime Rage of the Dinobots 3 $3.99 IDW 7821
74 208 Five Weapons 1 $3.50 Image 7721
75 209 Crossed Annual 2013 1 $5.99 Avatar 7613
76 210 Transformers Prime Rage of the Dinobots 4 $3.99 IDW 7609
77 211 Crossed Badlands 23 $3.99 Avatar 7543
78 212 G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 187 $3.99 IDW 7489
79 214 Crossed Badlands 24 $3.99 Avatar 7279
80 215 Uncanny Skullkickers 1 $3.50 Image 7271
81 216 Pathfinder 5 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7159
82 218 Grimm Fairy Tales Jungle Book Last of the Species 1 $3.99 Zenescope 7090
83 219 Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris 22 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7059
84 220 Mouse Guard Black Axe 6 $3.50 Archaia 7052
85 221 Godzilla Ongoing 10 $3.99 IDW 6992
86 222 Vampirella 26 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6946
87 225 Spongebob Comics 17 $2.99 United Plankton 6923
88 226 Robyn Hood 5 $4.99 Zenescope 6901
89 228 Black Beetle 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 6747
90 229 Simpsons Comics 199 $2.99 Bongo 6720
91 230 Wonderland 8 $2.99 Zenescope 6707
92 231 Sonic Universe 49 $2.99 Archie 6682
93 232 Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow 21 $3.99 IDW 6659
94 233 Saga 8 $2.99 Image 6641
95 234 Evil Ernie 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6578
96 235 Deathmatch 3 $3.99 Boom 6490
97 236 Grimm Fairy Tales 82 $2.99 Zenescope 6483
98 237 Professor Frink Fantastic Science Fictions 1 $3.99 Bongo 6395
99 238 Red Sonja Unchained 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6275
100 239 Dia De Los Muertos 1 $4.99 Image 6179
101 240 Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth 2 $2.99 Image 6177
102 241 Grimm Fairy Tales Madness of Wonderland 1 $3.99 Zenescope 6150
103 242 Multiple Warheads Alphabet To Infinity 4 $2.99 Image 6107
104 244 True Blood Ongoing 9 $3.99 IDW 6062
105 245 Grimm Fairy Tales Valentines Day Special 2013 $5.99 Zenescope 6036
106 246 Mars Attacks 7 $3.99 IDW 5943
107 248 Kevin Smith Bionic Man 16 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5793
108 249 Peanuts Vol. 2 6 $3.99 Boom 5752
109 250 Crow Skinning The Wolves 3 $3.99 IDW 5737
110 251 Hack Slash 24 $3.50 Image 5665
111 252 Dark Horse Presents 21 $7.99 Dark Horse 5647
112 253 Borderlands Origins 4 $3.99 IDW 5581
113 255 Witch Doctor Malpractice 4 $2.99 Image 5552
114 256 Red Sonja 73 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5546
115 257 Artifacts 25 $3.99 Image 5545
116 258 Hellraiser Dark Watch 1 $3.99 Boom 5528
117 259 Prophet 34 $3.99 Image 5429
118 260 Bionic Man Vs Bionic Woman 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5390
119 261 Mega Man 22 $2.99 Archie 5373
120 262 Creepy Comics 11 $4.99 Dark Horse 5342
121 263 Garth Ennis Jennifer Blood 22 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5331
122 264 Jericho Season 4 2 $3.99 IDW 5331
123 265 Fashion Beast 6 $3.99 Avatar 5328
124 266 Comeback 4 $3.50 Image 5311
125 267 Mind Mgmt 8 $3.99 Dark Horse 5268
126 268 Bart Simpson Comics 80 $2.99 Bongo 5235
127 270 Jennifer Blood 23 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5126
128 272 Colder 4 $3.99 Dark Horse 5079
129 273 Prophecy 7 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5035
130 274 Grimm Fairy Tales Myths & Legends 25 $5.99 Zenescope 4989
131 275 TMNT Color Classics 9 $3.99 IDW 4984
132 277 Carbon Grey Vol. 2 3 $3.99 Image 4919
133 278 The Lone Ranger 13 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4910
134 279 Guarding The Globe 6 $2.99 Image 4831
135 280 Kill Shakespeare Tide of Blood 1 $3.99 IDW 4820
136 281 The Spider 9 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4760
137 282 Sherlock Holmes Liverpool Demon 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4756
138 284 Blackacre 3 $2.99 Image 4737
139 286 Mylo Xyloto 1 $3.99 Bongo 4723
140 287 Lord of the Jungle 13 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4700
141 290 Popeye 10 $3.99 IDW 4621
142 291 Grimm Universe 3 $3.99 Zenescope 4593
143 292 Peter Panzerfaust 9 $3.50 Image 4456
144 293 I Love Trouble 3 $2.99 Image 4384
145 294 Garth Ennis Battlefields 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4281
146 295 Night of the Living Dead Aftermath 4 $3.99 Avatar 4265
147 296 68 Scars 4 $3.99 Image 4260
148 297 Strain 11 $3.50 Dark Horse 4227
149 299 High Ways 2 $3.99 IDW 4204
150 300 Godstorm 4 $2.99 Zenescope 4110
151 308 Rachel Rising 14 $3.99 Abstract 3992
152 322 Executive Assistant Assassins 8 $3.99 Aspen 3664
153 329 Sixth Gun Sons of the Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 3526
154 336 Legend of Oz The Wicked West Ongoing 4 $3.50 Big Dog 3276
155 338 Sixth Gun 29 $3.99 Oni 3097
156 339 Charismagic Death Princess 2 $3.99 Aspen 3096
157 345 Knights of the Dinner Table 195 $5.99 Kenzer 2980
158 352 Betty & Veronica 264 $2.99 Archie 2833
159 357 New Crusaders Rise of the Heroes 6 $2.99 Archie 2685
160 366 Kevin Keller 7 $2.99 Archie 2551
161 367 Courtney Crumrin Ongoing 10 $3.99 Oni 2550
162 368 Life With Archie 27 $3.99 Archie 2437
163 375 Stuff of Legend Toy Collector 3 $3.99 Thirdworld 2283
164 376 Sonic Super Digest 2 $3.99 Archie 2243
165 387 Sonic Super Special Magazine 6 $9.99 Archie 1847
166 389 Gold Digger 147 $3.99 Antarctic 1818
167 399 Joan of Arc From The Ashes 3 $3.50 Big Dog 1598
168 404 NFL Rush Zone Season of the Guardians 1 $3.99 Action Lab 1459
169 405 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 210 $3.99 Archie 1430
170 417 Last Zombie Before The After 3 $3.99 Antarctic 1284
171 418 Last Zombie Before The After 4 $3.99 Antarctic 1277
172 422 Critter 8 $3.50 Big Dog 1248
173 424 Archie & Friends Double Digest 24 $3.99 Archie 1230
174 432 World of Archie Double Digest 26 $3.99 Archie 1150
175 437 Jugheads Double Digest 189 $3.99 Archie 1074

 

JANUARY 2013 best selling comics chart.

Lets erase the 84 DC and 85 Marvel titles and see what the “other” best selling comics were!

January was a rough month for all the indie publishers with only 6 comics ranked in the Top 100 and these are the 6 high profile comics of the month that truly had a buzz.

The Walking Dead held #1 as usual.  Saga in 2nd place also as usual.   Invincible celebrated a #100 anniversary which boosted sales dramatically.  Star Wars #1 from Dark Horse had a strong debut but due to extra media publicity sold out instantly and went up in value hitting $40.00 in the first week.   Buffy from Dark Horse and Adventure Time from Boom continued to rank high month to month.

6 comics made the top 100 but a decent 53 made the top 200.

JANUARY 2013
1 19 Walking Dead 106 $2.99 Image 70526
2 38 Saga 9 $2.99 Image 45629
3 52 Invincible 100 $3.99 Image 39863
4 53 Star Wars 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 39663
5 88 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall 17 $2.99 Dark Horse 23219
6 97 Adventure Time 12 $3.99 Boom 20407
7 108 TMNT Secret Foot Clan 1 $3.99 IDW 18315
8 114 Revival 6 $2.99 Image 17396
9 115 Spawn 227 $2.99 Image 17172
10 117 Spawn 226 $2.99 Image 16814
11 119 X-O Manowar 9 $3.99 Valiant 16599
12 128 Star Trek Countdown To Darkness 1 $3.99 IDW 15753
13 130 Masks 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 15396
14 135 Angel & Faith 18 $2.99 Dark Horse 14609
15 137 Bedlam 3 $3.50 Image 14251
16 144 Buffy The Vampire Slayer Spike 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 13385
17 145 Shadowman 3 $3.99 Valiant 13327
18 146 Conan The Barbarian 12 $3.50 Dark Horse 13254
19 147 TMNT Secret Foot Clan 2 $3.99 IDW 13180
20 151 Harbinger 8 $3.99 Valiant 12824
21 153 Doctor Who Prisoners of Time 1 $3.99 IDW 12752
22 154 Chew 31 $2.99 Image 12687
23 155 Archer & Armstrong 6 $3.99 Valiant 12642
24 158 Judge Dredd 3 $3.99 IDW 12151
25 159 Shadow 9 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 12010
26 161 Bloodshot 7 $3.99 Valiant 11918
27 163 Mara 2 $2.99 Image 11397
28 165 Star Wars Agent of the Empire Hard Targets 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 11222
29 166 Magic The Gathering Path of Vengeance 2 $4.99 IDW 11002
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163 440 Fubar Winter Special $2.99 Alterna 969
164 443 Richie Rich Gems 48 $3.99 Ape 947
165 452 Westward 3 $2.99 Tool 833

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

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SINISTER DEXTER Comes to IDW!

SINISTER DEXTER Comes to IDW!

2000 AD’s Deadly Duo Finally Comes to America!

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San Diego, CA (May 24, 2013) –It was announced today that the exploits of 2000 AD’s Finnigan “Finny” Sinister and Ramone “Ray” Dexter will be hitting American shores when the long-running world of SINISTER DEXTER is reprinted by IDW in 2014! The pair of futuristic “gun sharks”—read: hit men—will be roaring in hot from Downlode, the European mega-city they call home, and they’ll be bringing an unbelievable cast of characters with them! From the original stories written by Dan Abnett and drawn by Andy Clarke, SINISTER DEXTER chronicles a vibrant, madcap world of futuristic intrigue and action. Deadly ninjas, acrobatic flying car chases, shape-shifting robot assassins, a devious Yakuza? All in a day’s work, dear reader. All in a day’s work.
 
‘”With its deft mix of black comedy and gritty urban action, the exploits of Sinister Dexter have remained a popular mainstay in 2000 AD for the past 17 years,” said 2000 AD’s Editor-in-Chief Matt Smith. “With IDW reprinting a selection of their tales, I hope a whole new audience is going to enjoy meeting the gun-lovin’ criminals.”
 
“I’m happy to expand our relationship 2000 AD,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. “It’s been a pleasure working with the guys there, and even moreso because the books that we’re producing together are such fun things to expose to this market in an even grander way. Abnett and Clarke’s Sinister Dexter stories are gritty, crazy, and action-packed bursts of adrenaline and I can’t wait to set them loose among American comic readers.”
 
“IDW have demonstrated a real passion for 2000 AD’s stories and we’re delighted to develop our relationship with them further,” said Ben Smith, Publishing Manager for 2000 AD and Rebellion. “It’s fantastic to see the amazing work of two such significant creators as Dan and Andy set to reach even more readers.”
 
While specific plans have yet to be announced, it’s certain that between the thousands of pages of explosively excellent material, there are more than a few worthwhile collections to be had!

About IDW
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; HBO’s True Blood; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Warner Brothers and Barry Sonnenfeld are attached to adapt LORE into a feature film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, with Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

About 2000 AD and Rebellion

2000 AD is the Eisner-nominated, multi-award winning 32 page, British weekly anthology – an explosive cocktail of sci-fi and fantasy, infused with irony and wry black humour. Home of iconic characters such as Judge Dredd, Halo Jones, Strontium Dog and Rogue Trooper, over the last 35 years it has launched the careers of some of the top names in global comics, including Alan Moore, Mark Millar, Grant Morrison, Brian Bolland, Steve Dillon, Jock, and Peter Milligan.
 
2000 AD, its monthly sister publication The Judge Dredd Megazine, and its extensive range of graphic novels are available to buy online, through a dedicated iPad app, from major magazine retailers in the UK and Europe, and from all good comic stores in the US.

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MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN, ROCKY & BULLWINKLE, and More Return to Comics with IDW

Classic Jay Ward properties will be reintroduced for fans of all ages this fall!
San Diego, CA (April 27, 2013) – IDW Publishing, along with DreamWorks Classics and Bullwinkle Studios, have teamed up to bring Jay Ward’s classic characters and stories back to comics! Beginning this fall, fans will see the return of Rocky & Bullwinkle, Boris & Natasha, Snidely Whiplash, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, and Dudley Do-Right, just to name a few. In anticipation of DreamWorks Animation’s  3D comedy adventure Mr. Peabody & Sherman coming to theaters on March 7, 2014, IDW will release a comic series. ,Additionally, IDW is planning a brand-new Rocky & Bullwinkle series for early 2014 release. While creative details have yet to be announced, there are also plans for reprints of the wealth of previously published comics based on Ward’s colorful characters. “Jay Ward’s characters and concepts are landmarks in animation storytelling, and they remain as funny and relevant as ever,” said IDW President Greg Goldstein. “The phrase ‘fan-favorite’ is often overused, but in this case, it’s well earned and justified. We’re thrilled to add these brands to our ever growing list of all-ages titles.” At once hilarious, heart-warming, and ahead of their time, this cast of characters, first introduced by Jay Ward in 1959, have delighted generations of all ages, and needless to say, IDW can’t wait for fans to see their return to comics!

About IDW

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Toho’s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Warner Brothers and Barry Sonnenfeld are attached to adapt LORE into a feature film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, with Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.