Comic Broker Report – August 2013

 

Many announcements at this year’s SDCC have rocked the comic world, none greater than Zack Synder’s Batman/Superman movie!  No one has any real clue what the premise of the film will be but it was a bit strange to hear one of the more famous lines from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns read out loud at the con!  Over the next year it’s going to be a speculator’s dream as far as what back issues will be worth searching for in relation to the film!

The other major revelation concerns Marvel and the title of Avengers 2: Age of Ultron!  Thankfully it was made clear that the title has nothing to do with the current AOU storyline but it was sad to hear than Hank Pym will not be the inventor of the metallic menace.

This month’s picks:

The Avengers Volume 1  54,55

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Even if Ultron is J.A.R.V.I.S. or some other incarnation his first appearance  will continue to rise much like Iron Man 55.  These issues are very rare and high grade copies/cgc issues will generate massive sales as each minute passes up until the film’s premiere.

Batman 401 & Detective Comics 608

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Beware the Bat continues to impress as each episode passes.  So far no major villain has appeared.  For fans of the new annimated show who may be wondering where these creeps originate look no further! Magpie first appeared in Batman 401. This issue may not be very tough to find ( other than a high grade newsstand edition )  but her episode gave us a unique character that I personally cannot wait to see more of.  As far as Anarky ( Det. 608 )  his episode was not as impressive as the previous ones but he is slated to be a thorn in Batman’s side for some time so we will have to wait and see.  Both issues can be found easily.

Batman Beyond 18

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First appearances of characters from future realities are often worth investing in and Nissa/Batgirl Beyond looks to be no different.  Get this one now while it’s still on the shelf!

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Painkiller Jane coming to Marvel?  It sure looks that way and if  Gaiman’s Angela can see a rise in back issue value why not Jane?  The variant for issue 1 is tough to find but not impossible.  Buy and hold!

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1 ( Gold Key )

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It feels good to recommend a Gold Key comic simply because it gives me a reason to feature one of the best company logos ever!   Today’s young comic readers probably have no idea that this property even exists but when Guy Ritchie’s remake comes out expect available copies to dry up.

The Amazing Spider-Man Annual 1

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Electro looks pretty cool in that teaser and if rumors are true Sony might be setting up Spidey for some serious pain down the road.  Sinister six anyone?

 

-Topher

 

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Most Valuable MARVEL COMICS published each year

Key investment comics and historically important issues

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Compiled and edited by comic book historian Terry Hoknes

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These are the 3 most valuable Marvel comic books published in every year (Overstreet 2013 guide NM prices)

These books have proven to be consistently the most in demand key issues ever and are the best investments long term.

This list only include regular cover mass printed editions.  No variants or limited edition versions included.

This is the first time a yearly comparison has ever been made and the purpose is to show a few things.

First of all the following list truly highlights the major key issues/books of every year.  It also shows quickly which titles seems to pop up the most often and are the most expensive series to collect.  Whether its Captain America in the 1940’s, Amazing-Spiderman in the 1960’s or X-Men in the late 1970’s, some titles are just more collected than others and bring higher $ amounts even to non-key issues in a run.

It is easy to see when a new hero age begins when a bunch of key books stand out with very high price runs during the gold and silver ages.

Note that some years have lesser keys standing at the front of the line and are”for their age” a better investment. This can always be seen with most books from the 1950’s which are much more affordable and scarcer than any more recent books.

All comics from 1977 to the present are much more common as comic book shops became more dominant and offered back issues.  For many more current years its scarcer issues of long running titles that rank highest even though they are not key issues.

1939

MARVEL COMICS #1 $485,000.00 / MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #2 $75,000.00 / MOTION PICTURE FUNNIES WEEKLY #1 $35,000.00

1940

MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #9 $88,000.00 / HUMAN TORCH #2 $67,000.00 / MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #5 $62,000.00

1941

CAPTAIN AMERICA #1 $300,000.00 / SUB-MARINER COMICS #1 $70,000.00 / CAPTAIN AMERICA #2 $45,000.00

1942

TOUGH KID SQUAD #1 $17,500.00 / CAPTAIN AMERICA #10 $13,500.00 / CAPTAIN AMERICA #16 $13,000.00

1943

ALL SELECT COMICS #1 $31,500.00 / USA COMICS #7 $10,500.00 / ALL SELECT COMICS #2 $10,000.00

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1944

CAPTAIN AMERICA #36 $9,000.00 / CAPTAIN AMERICA #37 $7,500.00 / CAPTAIN AMERICA #40 $6,000.00

1945

CAPTAIN AMERICA #46 $11,000.00 / CAPTAIN AMERICA #47 $4,800.00 / MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #63 $4,600.00

1946

ALL WINNERS COMICS #19 $16,000.00 / ALL WINNERS COMICS #21 $12,500.00 / CAPTAIN AMERICA #59 $6,000.00

1947

CAPTAIN AMERICA #61 $6,500.00 / MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #82 $4,800.00 / CAPTAIN AMERICA #63 $3,700.00

1948

CAPTAIN AMERICA #66 $5,100.00 / CAPTAIN AMERICA #69 $5,000.00 / CAPTAIN AMERICA #68 $5,000.00

1949

CAPTAIN AMERICA’S WEIRD TALES #74 $23,000.00 / MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS #92 $6,400.00 / CAPTAIN AMERICA #73 $5,600.00

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1950

CAPTAIN AMERICA WEIRD TALES #75 $5,600.00 / JOURNEY INTO UNKNOWN WORLDS #36 #4,250.00 / MARVEL BOY #1 $1,850.00

1951

STRANGE TALES #1 $6,000.00 / STRANGE TALES #2 $1,900.00 / ASTONISHING #3 $1,550.00

1952

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #1 $6,700.00 / JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #2 $2,000.00 / UNCANNY TALES #1 $1,600.00

1953

YOUNG MEN #24 $5,500.00 / JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #4 $1,500.00 / JOURNEY INTO UNKNOWN WORLDS #15 $1,085.00

1954

CAPTAIN AMERICA #78 $3,000.00 / CAPTAN AMERICA #77 $3,000.00 / CAPTAIN AMERICA #76 $3,000.00

1955

RAWHIDE KID #1 $1,800.00 / SUB-MARINER #42 $1,625.00 / SUB-MARINER #38 $1,550.00

1956

YELLOW CLAW #1 $1,800.00 / YELLOW CLAW #2 $1,400.00 / WORLD OF FANTASY #1 $850.00

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1957

YELLOW CLAW #4 $1,350.00 / YELLOW CLAW #3 $1,350.00 / JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #44 $510.00

1958

STRANGE WORLDS #1 $1,500.00 / STRANGE TALES #61 $585.00 / STRANGE TALES #64 $560.00

1959

TALES OF SUSPENSE #1 $5,200.00 / TALES TO ASTONISH #1 $5,200.00 / TALES TO ASTONISH #2 $1,850.00

1960

TALES OF SUSPENSE #9 $1075.00 / TALES OF SUSPENSE #7 $1050.00 / TALES TO ASTONISH #7 $1025.00

1961

FANTASTIC FOUR #1 $105,000.00 / AMAZING ADVENTURES #1 $3,100.00 / STRANGE TALES #89 $1,700.00

1962

AMAZING FANTASY #15 $175,000.00 / INCREDIBLE HULK #1 $105,000.00 / JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #83 $50,000.00

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1963

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 $58,000.00 / X-MEN #1 $40,000.00 / TALES OF SUSPENSE #39 $36,000.00

1964

DAREDEVIL #1 $9,200.00 / THE AVENGERS #4 $6,200.00 / AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #14 $5,000.00

1965

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #28 $2,300.00 / DAREDEVIL #7 $1,900.00 / AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #20 $1,775.00

1966

FANTASTIC FOUR #48 $1,600.00 / FANTASTIC FOUR #50 $1,250.00 / FANTASTIC FOUR #49 $1,000.00

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1967

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50 $1,750.00 / X-MEN #35 $525.00 / AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #51 $475.00

1968

SILVER SURFER #1 $1,350.00 / IRON MAN #1 $1,000.00 / CAPTAIN AMERICA #100 $700.00

1969

SILVER SURFER #4 $1,075.00 / X-MEN #58 $285.00 / SILVER SURFER #5 $285.00

1970

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1 $500.00 / SILVER SURFER #14 $325.00 / X-MEN #66 $245.00

1971

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #101 $400.00 / FANTASTIC FOUR #112 $400.00 / SAVAGE TALES #1 $350.00

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1972

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #5 $650.00 / MARVEL SPOTLIGHT #2 $435.00 / AMAZING ADVENTURES #11 $400.00

1973

IRON MAN #55 $750.00 / AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #122 $475.00 / AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #121 $475.00

1974

INCREDIBLE HULK #181 $1,800.00 / AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #129 $975.00 / INCREDIBLE HULK #180 $400.00

1975

GIANT SIZE X-MEN #1 $1,325.00 /  X-MEN #94 $1,300.00 / X-MEN #95 $350.00

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1976

X-MEN #100 $230.00 / X-MEN #99 $195.00 / X-MEN #98 $195.00

1977

IRON FIST #14 $340.00 / MARVEL COMICS SUPER SPECIAL #1 $250.00 / X-MEN #108 $135.00

1978

MARVEL COMICS SUPER SPECIAL #5 $250.00 / X-MEN #109 $125.00 / X-MEN #116 $100.00

1979

X-MEN #120 $120.00 / X-MEN #121 $115.00 / X-MEN #128 $75.00

1980

DAREDEVIL #168 $200.00 / X-MEN #137 $95.00 / X-MEN #129 $95.00

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1981

UNCANNY X-MEN #142 $95.00 / POWER MAN #66 $90.00 / X-MEN #141 $85.00

1982

WOLVERINE #1 $75.00 / POWER MAN #78 $55.00 / WOLVERINE #4 $55.00

1983

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #238 $130.00 / AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #239 $60.00 / POWER MAN #84 $55.00

1984

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #252 $75.00 / G.I. JOE #21 $60.00 / MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WARS #8 $40.00

1985

STAR WARS #102 $26.00 / STAR WARS #101 $26.00 / STAR WARS #100 $26.00

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1986

STAR WARS #107 $85.00 /  X-FACTOR #6 $45.00 / CAPTAIN AMERICA ANNUAL #8 $40.00

1987

INCREDIBLE HULK #331 $32.00 / INCREDIBLE HULK #330 $32.00 / UNCANNY X-MEN #213 $28.00

1988

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN $300 $165.00 / AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #298 $75.00 / INCREDIBLE HULK #340 $60.00

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1989

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UNCANNY X-MEN #244 $35.00 / AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #317 $28.00 / AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #316 $28.00

1990

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UNCANNY X-MEN #266 $65.00 / NEW MUTANTS #87 $35.00 / TRANSFORMERS #77 $35.00

1991

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1992

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1993

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InvestComics Newsletter – August 2013

InvestComics Newsletter – August 2013

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Welcome to the latest InvestComics Newsletter.
CONTEST below! But first we cover the News and other happenings at IC.

Since we last sent out a newsletter, InvestComics Publications was announced and is now on the verge of becoming a reality. The very first issue in the arsenal; The Dawning #1 will be available in variety of ways, via the InvestComics website, via ebay, or via some comic shop retailers. Because the comic shops that are supporting this new venture, each one of them will get a special recognition via the InvestComics Hot Picks article and on the InvestComics Facebook page. Look for more on all of this very shortly on the website, Facebook, Twitter, and everywhere else we are!
Be sure to LIKE the InvestComics Publications Facebook Page HERE to get the FIRST scoop on The Dawning #1. A Variant Cover will be available as well! That’s right!! Stay tuned!

We have some new sponsors that we’d like to mention. Comiclink and GPAnalysis. These websites play a tremendous role in the InvestComics business scheme and we highly recommend that you visit them. Comiclink is a huge auction house outfit, while GPAnalysis is the direct link to anything regarding any CGC comic in existence. Any serious comic collector should be signed up to GPAnalysis. If you are not, get on it! GPAnalysis will carry a news feed directly to their site from InvestComics. Comiclink provides a banner on the front page of our website so that collectors can easily click on it to browse through (and bid) the latest and greatest auctions on comics like Amazing Fantasy #15, and Batman #1. They have some serious game, so check them out.
 
Terry Hoknes joined the InvestComics team to bring our fans stats on comic books to the likes that no other comic website has ever seen. We’re talking stats: comic ranks, the value, the cover price, and SO much more! If you need any convincing click HERE for the “Marvel Comics 2013 – Sold Out – Out Of Print” or HERE for “Every Number One Issue of 2013” or HERE for “Best Selling Comics Of The Decade 2010-2013” or HERE for “The Walking Dead – Complete Run History.” Yes these are just a few of what Terry is bringing Jimmy Palmiotti Signed Nick Fury #1to the table. Tremendous job here, you must check it out.
Our friends at FinancesOnline.com – Personal Finance Website have been providing some very cool infographics to InvestComics as of late. Click right HERE to see the latest – “The Top 10 Financial Facts About Comic Books.” A fabulous well done, well thought out, well put together Infographic. A MUST SEE.

A new comic book reviewer joined the ranks, her name is Brianna Floss. Bri brings her comic book reviews on a weekly basis with straight forward honesty and constructive criticism. Check out her reviews on InvestComics, feel free to contact or follow Bri at http://binals.tumblr.com.

The weekly InvestComics Hot Picks have expanded. The new article is called InvestComics Hot Pick: Single Issue. The reason for this article is to point out random issues that need your attention or simply have no bearing on anything actually! Maybe there is uniqueness to a comic that you may have missed over the years? Maybe a comic that has a first appearance you may not be aware of? It could be any reason that a comic may appear within this article. The most recent Hot Pick: Single is an example of a comic that might be flying under the radar just a tad. Check out InvestComics Hot Pick: Single Issue – Captain America #186 right HERE.

A recently lost (inadvertently) video Interview with Jimmy Palmiotti from MegaCon 2013 was posted to InvestComics recently. Click HERE to check that out. And because of the delay, how about a signed copy of Nick Fury #1 from Jimmy?! That sound good?? Check out the picture of Jimmy with YOUR comic! Well there is ONE simple rule to become eligible to win. SHARE the InvestComics Facebook Page AND Twitter on YOUR page(s) and you are in the running! That’s it! Please let InvestComics know either by Facebook or Twitter that you shared or you will be overlooked. (U.S. residents only, sorry)

That’s it for now. As always, Invest wisely.

Jay Katz – CEO
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10 Financial Facts About Comic Books

Check out what our friends at FinancesOnline.com – Personal Finance Website sent InvestComics. These guys have been providing some top level infographics to us and we love sharing them!

Here is the latest Infographic – 10 Financial Facts About Comic Books. This is awesome! Go check out FinancesOnline.com now!

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InvestComics Hot Picks #280

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(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 more so for 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 and have fun.)

Last week was a fantastic time to pick up those back issues to build up your portfolio. This week it seems would be a great time to do so again. A limited amount of books covered this week means more time to sift through those long boxes.

A quick shout out goes to @GQComics for giving InvestComics a heads up to one of their Hot Picks Todd The Ugliest Kid, completely missing the story on Adult Swim putting Todd into development for a possible series. @GQComics asked if it would be wise to sell at this time. The answer is no, not just yet. The news is still too fresh to be dumping anything. If the comic falls into “development hell” and never sees the light of day, well then it truly is up to the speculator to make that call as early as possible to dump. That said like mentioned already, it’s just too early to dump. Be sure to track the progress, keep the ear to the ground here because the $50 comic can easily fall back to earth if you delay too long. So another Hot Pick finds its way to everyone’s bank account. Sure does put the non-collectors (non-believers) in check doesn’t it? Again, special thanks again to @GQComics for the heads up; make sure to follow GQ on Twitter.

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Tom Strong finds his way back into the DC Universe/Vertigo line. Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril (2013 DC/Vertigo) #1 will find Tom Strong in a rough spot to start off his series. The original Tom Strong first appeared in 1999’s Tom Strong #1 under DC’s America’s Best Comic label. The series was written by one of the most enigmatic writers of our time, Alan Moore. The original series lasted only 36 issues. Mr. Moore bowed out by issue number 22, leaving the series to some of the most talented writers in the industry today. Names like Vaughan, Brubaker, and Casey. Even they couldn’t save the series from its ultimate demise. Alan Moore would return for the series finale in issue #36. The number one issue should be sitting in some one dollar bin at your local shop or convention. Not a hard book to find at all.

A few number one issues are coming our way this week with two standouts, the first being Captain Midnight (2013 Dark Horse) #1 and Skyward (2013 Action Lab) #1. Call this a gut speculation here, Interesting plot lines from two very good publishers. A recipe for possible good things to come! Another interesting book to check out is Collider (2013 DC/Vertigo) #1. This might be a sleeper. More government plots here, but these stories seem to be the “go to” these days. 3 Guns (2013 Boom) #1 will continue where the Denzel/Walberg movie 2 Guns left off. Great sequel name! How original!

Marvel feeds readers more Wolverine (coincidence with the movie debuting this week? Think not.). Wolverine In The Flesh (2013) #1 brings a tale with a Top Chef involved. Um, okay.

(Insert sarcasm here) Hey guess what else we get from Marvel this week?! A new status quo issue! Wow! Fearless Defenders (2013) #7 will “change things!” Thank goodness for that nice cover from Mark Brooks or no one would care. Was that thought said out loud?

A latest contest announcement will be coming in the InvestComics newsletter, so be sure to sign up for that to be the first to find out!

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That’s it for this week. See you soon.

Invest wisely.

Jay Katz            

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What If Wolverine Couldnt Heal?

What If Wolverine Couldn’t Heal?

If you’ve seen the trailer for the new Wolverine movie (out this Friday) it sorta heavily implies he’ll lose his healing power at some point. That’s kind of a big deal for Wolverine, as he’s not the most careful guy in the world.

Thinking about his lack of caution got me wondering how much punishment he’d taken thus far on screen. So I went back and rewatched and recut the movies he appeared in. Every punch, kick, groin shot and throw edited together for one big highlight reel of pain. I also sketched up what he might look like at the end of each movie if his healing power didn’t kick in. I worked with a designer friend to put it all together, you can see the version with the supercuts at DSL.com/wolverine.

The takeaway: If Wolverine is going to lose his healing power, he should probably invest in some self-defense classes, or at least some thick body armor. Otherwise, his probability of survival doesn’t look good. Something tells me he’ll make it through this next movie though. You can’t print box office cash with a dead Wolverine!

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NIGHTCRAWL​ER RETURNS IN AMAZING X-MEN #1!

 NIGHTCRAWLER RETURNS IN AMAZING X-MEN #1!

In the wake of the Battle of the Atom, the X-Men’s greatest assemble for a mission beyond the grave!

AMAZINGXMEN_1_COVERThis November, Wolverine leads the charge for the soul of Nightcrawler in Amazing X-Men #1, a bombastic new series from superstar writer Jason Aaron and blockbuster artist Ed McGuinness!

When Nightcrawler sacrificed his life to protect mutantkind in the cataclysmicSecond Coming, a hole was left in the X-Men’s rank that has never been filled. Not a day goes by when any of the X-Men does not mourn the “heart and soul” of the their family—and now they’re going to do something about it!

“Nightcrawler has always been my favorite X-Man, so I’ve been planning this story for years now, going all the way back toWolverine and the X-Men #1,” explained Aaron. “I’m thrilled to be bringing Nightcrawler back to the forefront of the Marvel Universe. Of course it may not be much fun for the X-Men, once they realize what they’ll have to go through to rescue their friend.”

With Wolverine at the helm, Storm, Beast, Ice Man and more journey into the unknown for their greatest ally!

“Get ready for the most epic book at Marvel, where every arc is an event!” said senior editor Nick Lowe. “X-Fans know Jason Aaron, but I can’t wait until they see Nightcrawler fan #1 Ed McGuinness’ incredible first X-Men book!”

As deadly forces await, will the Amazing X-Men’s first mission also be their last? Find out this October, as Wolverine and his new team test just far they’re willing to go to for a friend inAmazing X-Men #1!

AMAZING X-MEN #1

Written by JASON AARON

Art & Wraparound Cover by ED MCGUINESS

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Flash and Justice League of America Movie Coming!

DC EntertainmentLost in the midst of the hoopla surrounding WB/DC Entertainment announcement of the Superman/Batman movie was more news about the Flash movie slated for 2016, followed by the Justice League of America movie in 2017! DC Entertainment has outshined Marvel at the San Diego Comic Con this year with their teaser and news regarding their future on the movie front.

Flash first appeared in Flash Comics #1 (1940)

Justice League of America first appeared in The Brave and the Bold #28 (1960)

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Here are the links that confirm the 2 movies mentioned in this article: 

http://movies.yahoo.com/news/comic-con-superman-batman-team-movie-185356115.html

http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2013/07/22/when-batman-becomes-warner-bros-dc-universe-crutch/?partner=yahootix

InvestComics Hot Picks #279

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(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 more so for 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 and have fun.)

Not much going on this week as far as speculation is concerned, but lots of great titles to pick up and read. A slow week in a speculation market is also a fantastic time to look through some long boxes and search for some of the recommendations InvestComics has feed in the recent weeks.

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So before we get to the Hot Picks, how about the most anticipated panel at the San Diego Comic Con? The Marvel Studio Panel. Well to say it Avengers Age of Ultronwas “spectacular” would be an overstatement. To say it was great would also be an overstatement. This panel was supposed to be the one to rip the doors off the internet. It fell extremely flat. Trotting out actor Tom Hiddleston in his Loki costume to start off the panel, making the crowd go wild, but delivering absolutely nothing noteworthy in the context of a breaking news story. Not that anything was expected from Tom, but Tom became a diversion to the BIG picture. Fans went wild and then nothing. New clips of the new Cap movie and Guardians movie. What about some more news about the speculation of Dr. Strange, Black Panther, Antman, and even Vin Diesel?! Marvel in typical fashion churned the hype box so tightly that it became a huge dud. That’s UNTIL Josh Whedon came out! Cheers!! Crowd goes wild! Yes!! This will be it!! Joss will announce something crazy right?!?! Josh says “Avengers Age of Ultron” will be the title of the new Avengers movie. Wow really? That’s it?? Sorry guys, but you dropped the ball on this one. The biggest stage of all comic cons and that’s all we get? It’s been a while since you’ve dropped the ball (in the movie department), so we’ll give you a pass here. DC Entertainment actually outshined Marvel yesterday in the movie news announcement department with their Superman/Batman 2015 scheduled for release in 2015. Now THIS was breaking news. This was worthy of a fan getting excited about. Not prancing out actors and actresses of your movies everyone knows about already. Who cares really? Getting a first look clip of the new Cap or Guardians movie, now that was cool, but Marvel hasn’t shared that with anyone else except for the fans in Hall H. DC said checkmate at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Good job guys/gals, it’s been a while since you’ve trumped Marvel in “breaking news” as far as the big screen goes.

Now let’s get to some Comics you should check out this week shall we?

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Batman #612Anyone remember that sketch cover Jim Lee did back a few years ago where Superman is chocking the hell out of Batman? It was actually a second print, Batman #612 to be more precise. That comic actually commands more money in the aftermarket than does the first print. Shorter print run, plus it’s totally bad ass. This week however, DC goes back to the drawing board (no pun intended) with Superman Unchained (2013 DC) Directors Cut #1. This $5.99 comic will deliver the “director’s cut” of the original sold out number one issue. This series has some serious creator star power and will show no signs of slowing down. It’s best to get in on this series before those back issues start getting out of reach as far as dollars and cents go. Not too sure if the aftermarket will sustain the demand in the long haul, but for now it’s a nice series to get your hands on any variants that are available to cash them in for say…..a first appearance of Darkseid, Deathstroke, Rocket Raccoon, etc. Don’t expect too much from this priced high comic at $5.99. It’s a harder when you pluck down six bucks for what essentially is a reprint with a sketch cover, bells and whistles. Get variants of this series, that is where the money is waiting to be made.

Speaking of a comic that is critically acclaimed, Matt Fraction has turned around a once blah Marvel character into a force. Hawkeye could never really find his place in the Marvel Universe, but Matt has done it. Fraction has become what Miller was for Daredevil, McFarlane was for Spidey, Synder is for Batman, Adams was for Lantern, and on and on. These creators have become synonymous with their work on these characters. This week Hawkeye (2012 4th Series) Annual #1 continues that trend for Matt Fraction as he embeds his name in the Hawkeye character.

Marvel Team-Up #1Last week (or the week before?) the InvestComics Hot Picks spoke about the ridiculous onslaught readers may have to be subjected to with the word “Superior” on too many comic titles. Well here we go again. Superior Spider-Man Team Up (2013) #1 comes out us as a regular ongoing. The series will feel much better with Peter Parker at the helm, but until then you can enjoy looking at the cover to Marvel Team-Up #1 to the right here. As Archie and Edith would say “Those were the days.” Who’s Archie and Edith you ask? Ugh I feel old!

On the topic of team-ups we have two very cool ones happening from Dynamite Entertainment and IDW. Check out Army of Darkness vs Hack Slash (2013 Dynamite) #1 and Rocketeer Spirit Pulp Friction (2013 IDW) #1. Fun reading on Wednesday here!

Mass Effect Foundation (2013 Dark Horse) #1, Lobster Johnson Scent of Lotus (2013 Dark Horse) #1, and Gamma (2013 Dark Horse) #0 round out the books to check out this week.

That’s it for this week. Be sure to sign up to the InvestComics Newsletter. News and a new Contest (a signed comic!) coming up soon.

See you soon, Invest wisely.

Jay Katz  

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Superman And Batman Movie 2015!

Well news finally broke out of the Warner Bros./DC Entertainment camp worthy of absolute glee. There will be a Superman Batman team up movie coming our way in 2015. This is the biggest DC Universe movie news to ever be released. Watchmen was pretty close, but this is huge. Click the link below to check out what MTV News is saying about this.

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1710946/superman-batman-movie.jhtml

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What’s “worth” protecting?

Every comic book I own has value to me. I assume this is the case for most comic collectors. I understand that there are different “types” of collectors. There are people who buy and read comics for the simple reason of enjoying the art and the stories. There are “speculators” who buy (and don’t read) comics based on the profit they think they can make turning around and reselling. On a sliding scale from Pure Enjoyment to Hardcore Speculator I tend to fall much closer to the pure enjoyment end of the scale. I understand that comics have an after market value and thanks to sites like InvestComics, Ebay and Stashmycomics (to name a few) companies like Overstreets, I can find the approximate monetary value of every comic I own at any time.

 

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Here are some comics I picked up after reading the Brokers Report on InvestComics. It was a lot of fun tracking these books down, and I got quite a deal on them because I bought early.

I have never sold or traded a comic, I keep what I buy and intend to read what I buy. Even though I do not participate in reselling comics I must admit I enjoy knowing what my comics are worth, and find it fascinating watching a comic go from its cover price value to being worth hundreds of dollars in the aftermarket. This brings me to my main question and one I assume most collectors ask themselves.

What is worth protecting?

To answer this question we need to establish a baseline and work from there. Let’s start with current market conditions and start with cover price. Also, let’s baseline what a box of comics holds. I know that it depends on the paper type and page count of the books inside the box, but for this example let’s say a short box holds 150 comics and a long box holds 300 comics. Currently, with a $2.99 cover price per issue, the value of a full short box is $448.50 and a full Long Box would be $897.
Now, every comic collector knows that “holding the line at $2.99” wouldn’t last forever. When I started collecting comics they cost less than a dollar. Many comic titles today sell for $3.99 or more for a variety of reasons.
So, with a $3.99 cover price per issue a the value of a full short box is $598.50 and the value of a full Long Box would be $1,197.
Makes you think twice about a box full of comics doesn’t it?

Now, we have an approximate value for a full short and long box, but this just takes the cover price of the comics into account. Let’s not forget that the bags and boards cost money and the box itself is not free either. Also there is that “occasional” issue that is worth more than its cover price in the aftermarket. This can push the value of any long or short box well into the thousands of dollars range. At cover price alone, I don’t want to lose any comics. Nor do I want to lose any of the books that actually have a higher aftermarket value even though I have no plans to sell them. Some of my comics have sentimental value, and these books mean more to me than the cover price or the aftermarket value. Which brings me to my bottom line. How can anyone keep their comics safe in storage?

After experiencing loss and damage to some of my comics during storage, I was very upset (see this story). These were tough experiences and the only thing I “learned” from them is Murphy’s Law will always apply to me. So, to kick Murphy’s law in the ass I started looking for a solution to my comic storage needs, and much to my surprise there was nothing available. During my online reading I found out I am not the only person to experience the dark side of storage. So after much research, planning design and testing… I developed a solution called Collection Armor.

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This product will meet storage needs for collectors helping to keep comics in the same condition in which they begin their storage. Collection Armor is made from a foil barrier film that is formed into a 3-D pouch that is custom designed to perfectly fit short and long comic boxes. The pouch is sealed at to top with a heavy duty zipper to create an internal environment that is water/vapor proof, grease proof, and flexible. This material is typically used in military applications for moisture/oxygen sensitive items. The laminated foil material keeps harmful light from damaging your comics. The heavy duty zipper seal keeps water and any other harmful contaminants from coming into contact with your collection. In short, for $20-$25 dollars your collection could be optimally protected with Collection Armor.

To be one of the first to purchase this great new product consider supporting its release at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1770694694/collection-armor.

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DC Entertainm​ent Kicks Off San Diego Comic-Con With One-Of-A-K​ind Justice League Car

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DC ENTERTAINMENT KICKS OFF SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON BY UNVEILING ONE-OF-A-KIND JUSTICE LEAGUE CAR
 
Kia Motors America Teams Up with Industry Legend Jim Lee to Customize Vehicle On-Site in Front of Live Audience; All to Support ‘We Can Be Heroes’ Giving Campaign

            eBay Hosts 10-Day Online Charity Auction to Benefit the Horn of Africa

SAN DIEGO (July 17, 2013) – DC Entertainment (DCE) opened San Diego Comic-Con today with a blend of artistry and giving, unveiling the  JUSTICE LEAGUE-inspired Kia Sorento, the eighth and final custom vehicle built in partnership with Kia Motors America.  The Sorento’s eye-catching design was penned by legendary comic book artist and DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee, who completed the customization of the car before a live audience. Created to raise awareness of DC Entertainment’s “We Can Be Heroes” giving campaign, the collection of all eight JUSTICE LEAGUE-inspired Kia vehicles will be on display throughout Comic-Con at the Interactive Zone at Petco Park, Official Comic-Con Partner.
 
Following the unveiling, DCE President Diane Nelson announced that the newly revealed JUSTICE LEAGUE car would be the centerpiece of a special online charity auction on eBay which benefits the “We Can Be Heroes” campaign. Nelson announced that the 10-day charity auction was now live through July 27, 2013 at www.ebay.com/wecanbeheroes.

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“Our goal in 2013 was to bring our fans and the JUSTICE LEAGUE Super Heroes together in unique ways to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa. That effort started with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunities we’ve been able to offer through our crowdfunding campaigns that have raised over $285,000 to-date,” Nelson said. “Now, through these tremendous partnerships with Kia and eBay, the auction will take the offerings to a whole new level with a truly one-of-a-kind, and fully driveable, CUV customized by Jim Lee.”
 
The seven-seat Sorento marks the final chapter in a 10-month, eight-vehicle partnership between DC Entertainment and Kia based on the iconic characters that make up the JUSTICE LEAGUE – Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg – each of which are featured on their own car designed by Lee. The final car captures the entire JUSTICE LEAGUE, as drawn by Jim Lee, with world-famous West Coast Customs recreating Lee’s artwork through hand-painted, custom air-brushing.
 
“This project has been challenging and rewarding for me as an artist and Kia has been a terrific partner,” Lee said. “It was a lot of fun to finish the last car in front of the live audience and I think anyone that visits the exhibit this week will really enjoy seeing all eight cars together.”

The online charity auction also includes spectacular artwork from some of today’s top contemporary artists and inspired by DC Comics’ JUSTICE LEAGUE characters.  The centerpiece of this collection is Justice, a large-scale piece of original artwork by Jim Lee that features the profile of Batman in a color palette inspired by the hues of Africa – yellow, green, red and black.
 
“Auctioning the Justice League-inspired Sorento is the perfect way to finish off what has been a very positive and successful partnership between Kia and DC Entertainment to benefit the ‘We Can Be Heroes’ campaign,” said Michael Sprague, executive vice president, marketing & communications, Kia Motors America. “Like all of the Justice League-inspired vehicles before it, this customized Sorento blends the automotive and pop-culture worlds while also allowing Kia to extend our philanthropic efforts to support this very worthy cause.”
 
“At eBay we strive to connect our audience with unique items they are passionate about” said Gene Cook, GM of Emerging Verticals for eBay.  “We are thrilled to partner with DC Entertainment to bring this exciting Justice League event to our comic and super hero enthusiasts as well as leverage our Giving Works platform help the “We Can Be Heroes” initiative reach their fundraising goals.”
 
To date, the We Can Be Heroes giving campaign has raised over $2.3 million and helped over 5 million men, women and children in the Horn of Africa.
 
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.  In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes—a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes—to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.
 
About Kia Motors America
Kia Motors America is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a complete line of vehicles through more than 765 dealers throughout the United States and serves as the “Official Automotive Partner” of the NBA.  In 2012, KMA recorded its best-ever annual sales total and gained U.S. market share for the 18th consecutive year.  Kia is poised to continue its momentum and will continue to build the brand through design innovation, quality, value, advanced safety features and new technologies.  Information about Kia Motors America and its full vehicle line-up is available at its website – www.kia.com. For media information, including photography, visit www.kiamedia.com.  To receive custom email notifications for press releases the moment they are published, subscribe at http://www.kiamedia.com/us/en/newsalert.

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InvestComics Hot Pick: Single Issue – Captain America #186

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InvestComics Hot Pick: Single Issue – Captain America #186

By now most collectors should be all over the first appearance of the Falcon in Captain America #117. A 9.4 CGC graded copy is selling for only $1000 right now on Ebay. It’s an absolute bargain for one solid reason. When Captain America 2 Winter Solider hits the theaters next year, it’s going to be very interesting to see if the Falcon becomes a character that demands his own screen time. Actor Anthony Mackie will probably make the Falcon a character that fans will love. While a long shot, Marvel has spoken of visiting a female genre and also having an African American lead in a movie. Who will that lead be? Well most likely either the Black Panther or Blade, but do not rule out the Falcon. If a Falcon film ever comes to fruition, obviously Captain America #117 will be a book to have in your collection. It is after all the first mainstream African American Superhero ever. But if a collector is not in the game right now for Cap #117, there is another Cap issue that is extremely affordable at the moment and will command some cash in the aftermarket even as the Winter Solider movie approaches. This edition of InvestComics’ Single Hot Pick recommends Captain America #186 (1975). This comic is a solid origin issue that needs not to be ignored. Only 25 CGC grades exist at the moment. Our friends over at GPAnalysis list a graded 9.8 sold in 2011 for only $277. What a beautiful pickup for that collector. CGC list only 3 in the 9.8 spot, 9 in the 9.6 position, and 5 hold in the 9.4 range. This comic is on the cusp of greatness. Buy this comic now before the collectors market realizes that Captain America #186 is a Gem.

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What’s next in TRINITY WARS and beyond?

If you’ve been reading“Trinity War” and checking out all the art teases we’ve been showing lately, you know that this is shaping up to be not only one of the most exciting and historic crossovers in comic history, but also one of the most visually stunning. And if you’ve read the first two parts of the crossover, you know the all-star creative talent involved – including Geoff Johns, Jeff Lemire, Ivan Reis, Doug Mahnke and Mikel Janin – is not pulling any punches, with surprises at every turn.

So then what better way is there to truly kick-off San Diego Comic Con week than by showing you Ivan Reis and Joe Prado’s jaw-dropping and amazing triptych cover for the “Trinity War” titles coming out in August? Check out the attached image, which will be split up across the covers for JUSTICE LEAGUE #23, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7, and JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #23.

And keep checking back to the press blog throughout the day for some more special art teases …

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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

Harvey Award Nominees & Baltimore Comic Con

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2013 Harvey Awards Nominees Announced!

Visit www.harveyawards.org for Ballots & Submission Details! 
BALTIMORE, MD (July 15, 2013) — The 2013 Harvey Awards Nominees have been announced with the release of the final ballot, presented by the Executive Committees of the Harvey Awards and the Baltimore Comic-Con. Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, one of the industry’s most innovative talents, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art. They will be presented September 7, 2013 in Baltimore, MD, in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con.Nominations for the Harvey Awards are selected exclusively by creators – those who write, draw, ink, letter, color, design, edit, or are otherwise involved in a creative capacity in the comics field. They are the only industry awards both nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. Thank you to all that have already participated by submitting a nomination ballot.Final ballots are due to the Harvey Awards by Monday, August 19, 2013. Full submission instructions can be found on the final ballot.  Voting is open to anyone professionally involved in a creative capacity within the comics field.  Final ballots are available at www.harveyawards.org. Those who prefer paper ballots may e-mail harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com.This will be the eighth year for the Harvey Awards in Baltimore, MD.  Look for more details soon as to how you can attend the Harvey Awards dinner.This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 7-8, 2013.  The ceremony and banquet for the 2013 Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, September 7th.
 
Without further delay, the 2013 Harvey Award Nominees:
BEST LETTERER____   Joe Caramagna, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics
____   Chris Eliopoulos, COW BOY: A BOY AND HIS HORSE, Archaia
____   Todd Klein, FABLES, DC Comics
____   Jack Morelli, ARCHIE, Archie Comics
____   Chris Ware, BUILDING STORIES, PantheonBEST COLORIST____   Laura Allred, FF , Marvel Comics
____   Matt Hollingsworth, HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
____   Tito Pena, ARCHIE, Archie Comics
____   Ed Ryzowski, GUTTERS, the-gutters.com
____   Fiona Staples, SAGA, Image Comics

BEST SYNDICATED STRIP or PANEL

____   CUL DE SAC, Richard Thompson, Universal Press Syndicate
____   DICK TRACY, Joe Staton and Mike Curtis, Tribune Media Services
____   GET FUZZY, Darby Conley, United Feature Syndicate
____   MUTTS, Patrick McDonnell, King Features
____   PEARLS BEFORE SWINE, Stephen Pastis, United Feature Syndicate

BEST ONLINE COMICS WORK

____   BANDETTE, Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover, http://www.monkeybraincomics.com/titles/bandette/
____   BATTLEPUG, Mike Norton, http://www.battlepug.com
____   THE DREAMER, Lora Innes, http://www.thedreamercomic.com
____   NIMONA, Noelle Stevenson, http://gingerhaze.com/nimona
____   SHELDON, Dave Kellett, http://sheldoncomics.com

BEST AMERICAN EDITION of FOREIGN MATERIAL

____   ABELARD, NBM
____   BLACKSAD: A SILENT HELL, Dark Horse
____   NEW YORK MON AMOUR, Fantagraphics Books
____   SHARAZ-DE: TALES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS, Archaia
____   NAOKI URASAWA’S 20TH CENTURY BOYS, VOL. 22, VIZ Media

BEST INKER

____   Steve Ellis, ONLY LIVING BOY, Bottled Lightning
____   Jonathan Glapion, BATMAN, DC Comics
____   Klaus Janson, CAPTAIN AMERICA, Marvel Comics
____   Mark Morales, AVENGERS VS. X-MEN, Marvel Comics
____   Bob Smith, LIFE WITH ARCHIE, Archie Comics

BEST NEW SERIES

____   ADVENTURE TIME, KaBOOM! Studios
____   HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
____   NEW CRUSADERS: RISE OF THE HEROES, Red Circle Comics
____   REVIVAL, Image Comics
____   SAGA, Image Comics

MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT

____   Jerry Gaylord, FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES, BOOM! Studios
____   Dennis Hopeless, AVENGERS ARENA, Marvel Comics
____   Ryan Jampole, MEGA MAN, Archie Comics
____   Mark Mariano, Happyloo, MyPalMark.com
____   David Nytra, THE SECRET OF THE STONE FROG, Toon Books 

SPECIAL AWARD FOR HUMOR IN COMICS

____   Chad Lambert, THE POSSUM AT LARGE 10TH ANNIVERSARY CRAPTACULAR, Old School Comics
____   Ryan North, ADVENTURE TIME, KaBOOM! Studios
____   Dan Parent, KEVIN KELLER, Archie Comics
____   Chris Sparks, TEAM CUL DE SAC: CARTOONISTS DRAW THE LINE AT PARKINSON’S, Andrews McMeel
____   Jim Zub, IMAGE COMICS, Skullkickers 

BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC PUBLICATION  FOR YOUNGER READERS

____   ADVENTURE TIME, KaBOOM! Studios
____   AMELIA RULES: HER PERMANENT RECORD, Simon and Schuster
____   COW BOY: A BOY AND HIS HORSE, Archaia
____   DRAMA, Schoolastic
____   SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES, DC Comics
____   THE SHARK KING, Toon Books

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED

____   ALIEN: THE ILLUSTRATED STORY, Titan Books
____   ARCHIE: THE MARRIED LIFE, BOOK 2, Archie Comics
____   CURSED PIRATE GIRL COLLECTED EDITION: VOLUME ONE, Archaia
____   HEADS OR TAILS, Fantagraphics
____   KING CITY, Image

BEST ANTHOLOGY

____   DARK HORSE PRESENTS, various, Dark Horse
____   DISTRICT COMICS, Matt Dembicki, Fulcrum Publishing 
____   ONCE UPON A TIME MACHINE, Andrew Carl, Dark Horse
____   TEAM CUL DE DE SAC: CARTOONISTS DRAW THE LINE AT PARKINSON’S, Chris Sparks, Andrews McMeel
____   WOMANTHOLOGY: SPACE, Mariah Huehner, IDW

BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT

____   BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS, VOL. 2, Archie Comics
____   CAME THE DAWN AND OTHER STORIES, THE EC COMICS LIBRARY, Fantagraphics
____   CRIME DOES NOT PAY ARCHIVES, Dark Horse Comics
____   DAVID MAZZUCHELLI’S DAREDEVIL BORN AGAIN: ARTIST’S EDITION, IDW
____   POGO: BONA FIDE BALDERDASH VOL. 2, WALT KELLY’S POGO, Fantagraphics

BEST COVER ARTIST

____   David Aja, HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
____   Steve Ellis, ONLY LIVING BOY, Bottled Lightning
____   Jenny Frison, REVIVAL, Image Comics
____   Adam Hughes, FAIREST, Vertigo Comics
____   Fiona Staples, SAGA, Image Comics

BEST BIOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, or JOURNALISTIC PRESENTATION

____   ALTER EGO MAGAZINE, TwoMorrows Publishing
____   JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR, TwoMorrows Publishing
____   TEAM CUL DE DE SAC: CARTOONISTS DRAW THE LINE AT PARKINSON’S, Andrews McMeel
____   MARVEL COMICS: THE UNTOLD STORY, HarperCollins
____   ROBOT 6 WEBSITE, Comic Book Resources 

SPECIAL AWARD for EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION

____   BUILDING STORIES, Chris Ware, Pantheon Books
____   CURSED PIRATE GIRL COLLECTED EDITION: VOLUME ONE, Jeremy Bastian, Archaia
____   DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI’S DAREDEVIL BORN AGAIN: ARTIST’S EDITION, Scott Dunbier, IDW
____   TEAM CUL DE DE SAC: CARTOONISTS DRAW THE LINE AT PARKINSON’S, Chris Sparks, Andrews McMeel
____   THE ART OF BETTY AND VERONICA, Victor Gorelick and Craig Yoe, Archie Comics

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM ORIGINAL

____   BUILDING STORIES, Pantheon 
____   THE CARTER FAMILY: DON’T FORGET THIS SONG, Abrams ComicArts
____   MY FRIEND DAHMER, Abrams ComicArts
____   RICHARD STARK’S PARKER: THE SCORE, IDW
____   THE UNDERWATER WELDER, Top Shelf

BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES

____   BATMAN, DC Comics
____   DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics
____   HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
____   LOCKE AND KEY, IDW
____   RACHEL RISING, Abstract Studios
____   SAGA, Image Comics

BEST WRITER

____   Matt Fraction, HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
____   Joe Hill, LOCKE AND KEY, IDW
____   Tim Seeley, REVIVAL, Image Comics
____   Scott Snyder, BATMAN, DC Comics
____   Brian K. Vaughan, SAGA, Image Comics
____   Mark Waid, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics

BEST ARTIST

____   David Aja, HAWKEYE, Marvel Comics
____   Greg Capullo, BATMAN, DC Comics
____   Mike Norton, REVIVAL, Image Comics
____   Chris Samnee, DAREDEVIL, Marvel Comics
____   Fiona Staples, SAGA, Image Comics

BEST CARTOONIST

____   Jaime Hernandez, LOVE AND ROCKETS: NEW STORIES, Fantagraphics
____   Jeff Lemire, THE UNDERWATER WELDER, Top Shelf
____   Terry Moore, RACHEL RISING, Abstract Studios
____   Chris Ware, BUILDING STORIES, Pantheon
____   Adam Withers and Comfort Love, RAINBOW IN THE DARK, uniquescomic.com

BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY

____   BATMAN # 12, DC Comics
____   BUILDING STORIES, Pantheon
____   HAWKEYE # 1, Marvel Comics
____   LOCKE AND KEY: GRINDHOUSE, IDW
____   THE MIRE, BeckyCloonan.net
____   SAGA # 1, Image Comics
____   TALES DESIGNED TO THRIZZLE #8, Fantagraphics 

 

Congratulations to all of the nominees!  If you know a nominee, please pass on the good news using email,Facebook, and Twitter.

 

Please submit any corrections to harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com.  We try our best to list nominees correctly, and want to know if there is an error.

             

The Harvey Committee and the Baltimore Comic-Con will make every effort to contact all nominees.  If you are a nominee and you do not hear from us by July 25, please contact us at harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com.  We would love to discuss your involvement in the ceremony and the Baltimore Comic-Con.For additional information about Harvey Kurtzman and the Harvey Awards, visit www.harveyawards.org orharveyawards.blogspot.com.The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 14th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 7-8, 2013. For more information, please visit the websiteTwitter, or Facebook pages.
 
 
 

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Batman and Robin Vol. 1 #1 ( first Mr. Toad ) & Batman 666 ( first Prof. Pyg )

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Beware the Batman is already a polarizing  show.  With episode 1 airing this past weekend to mixed reviews one thing is clear-Professor Pyg and Mr. Toad stole it.  Despite Pyg’s altered origin I am already clamoring for their next animated appearance.  Batman 666 is already a well documented collectible but in the case of Batman and Robin 1 there were a lot of printings.  I suggest the latest printing and the 1:250 Frank Quitely variant.

Evil Ernie Straight to Hell 1 ( Chromium Variant )

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More film rumors should drag this forgotten comic up from the ashes of an age some would like to forget.  Chastity first appeared in issue one of this 5 part mini from Chaos.  Her movie rights have been snagged by a reputable studio and this is def the rarest of the series.

Avengelyne Chromium Maximum Signed Edition

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What are the odds that two bad girl comics could return with a fury?  In this case Avengelyne has multiple first appearance issues.  There’s a direct chromium, newsstand cover variant with or without the gold stamp and 2 chromium signed editions.  The Artifex signed is super rare and should be considered her most valuable comic to date.  If it is proven later that the ashcan ( which there are a few color variants of ) should predate issue one then that will be considered her first appearance.

Detective 685 ( First Appearance Silver Monkey )

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Not much has been revealed about the new Batman animated series but creators have confirmed that the Silver Monkey will be appearing!  Buy the newsstand edition if you can and the DC Universe UPC variant if there is one!

X-Men 128

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In case you haven’t noticed Fantomex is quietly become the next big Marvel character.  Now this book has been hot for a while but CGC 9.8’s can still be found for under 100 and a new series should only generate more value. Oh and enjoy the detail of this cover by one of the best cover artists working today!

Uncanny X-Men Annual 15 ( newsstand ) & X-Men Second Coming 2 ( 1:50 Finch Variant )

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Over this past weekend the news broke that X-Force will see a film adaptation.  Though this is less surprising than  a GOTG film announcement  it appears that Marvel is willing to film any property Disney owns.  How long before a New Warriors movie?  Soon I will be posting a collecting X-Force article but until then the speculation will be on which version of X-Force will be produced.  In the case of the GOTG, collectors don’t seem to mind that the film version will be vastly different from the true first appearance of the team.  Sticking with that model it seems prudent to buy these two first appearances.  As far as the annual goes the print run was high but it has a cover by Mignola which this collector always appreciates and a newsstand edition.

Secret Warriors 4

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No variants for Manifold’s first appearance make this one rare enough.  I don’t really get the fascination with the character but he’s used often by Marvel and is a fan favorite.

Otazine GN

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My recent article on collecting Brandon Graham featured some comics with work also done by the creator of the rare Orc Stain comics by Image.  This corporate Manga just happens to be the first published work by James and is quite rare.

Think Tank 1 Variant SDCC 2012

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Rumors are swirling around this Image comic as a possible film or TV show.  If you have not read it I suggest an immediate trip to your LCS.  There are plenty of copies still out there just not this edition.

More GOTG film fun:

Fantastic Four 65

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First Ronan the  Accuser!

Beta Ray Bill Godhunter 3

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First appearance of Ti Asha Ra

The Rampaging Hulk 1

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First appearance of  Bereet

Avengers 257 & 260

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Another GOTG  villain announcement  puts Nebula in the film and that’s good for Copper Age collectors.  Look for 257 to see gains but 260 gives the reason why she would be in the film in the first place!

Tales to astonish 23

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So Spawn’s Angela made her debut in the forgettable Age of Ultron series from Marvel this past month.  No one is sure what to make of the move but one thing to note is the rarely seen alien race traveling with her-The Moombas!  They first appeared in this hard to find classic.

 

-Topher

 

BONUS:  INDEPENDENT PICK OF THE MONTH!!!

Oh and buy this too!  One of the better indie books to come out in recent months!

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Don’t forget the variant! ( not pictured here )

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE mecca of all comic pricing, the Overstreet comic book price guide hits this week. It’s the single most recognized source (besides the internet) comic book guide of its kind. One can find out virtually any information they need about a specific comic in there. Although the pricing of the comics were always on the “lower end”, it’s a fantastic reference book. So pick up your Overstreet Price Guide (1970- ) #43 this week with your choice of either the hardcover (Mike Deodato Jr cover) or the softcover (Andy Kubert cover) and go through it with the magnifying glass as I did as a young boy. You will be amazed at some of the references that you were never aware of. A collectors dream all in one place……

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Most/sometimes in the aftermarket when it comes to the big 2, many collectors are caught by surprise on a hot book. Not such the case in the Todd McFarlane/Erik Larsen Spidey days and thereafter. Todd had Venom, Erik had Cletus Kasady, and Mark Bagley had Carnage. Amazing Spider-Man #361 (first appearance of Carnage) at one time was a very hot sought after comic. Nowadays, it’s still a book that collectors clamor for, but the pricing has come down significantly. So with the recent success of “Superior” Spider-Man, readers will now see Superior Carnage (2013) #1 this week. Remember when the “Noir” titles were a hot thing? Readers were bombarded with Noir titles up the ying yang. Well maybe we’re headed down the same path here? Superior Deadpool, Superior Daredevil? Ugh, we hope not. The success of Superior Spider-Man will water down its uniqueness if the word “Superior” supersedes every title. But with all of the Debbie downer stuff out of the way, Superior Carnage #1 does in fact look like a fun ride. Be sure to check it out this week.

Red Sonja has made her presence known in the comic book world quite often, countless number one issues from Dynamite Entertainment as well as countless appearances within the Marvel Universe. This week however from Dynamite Entertainment will release Red Sonja (2013 Dynamite) #1 and this one is one to watch out for. It’s not like others that have come before. This number one issue brings the awesome creative talents of writer Gail Simone to the table. Yes, this will be good. Yes, you should pick it up. Brianna gives a 7/10 rating in her reviews (appearing tomorrow). And just in case the Red Sonja decides to breathe a second life, be sure to have Conan the Barbarian #23 (1973 – first appearance) in your stash. This comic is already a collector’s item anyway.

Avengers (2012 5th Series) #16 asks the question “What ever happened to Starbrand and Nightmask?” Guess we will find out right?! What we do know is that these two individuals originally appeared in their own titles under the New Universe umbrella before being rebranded into the Marvel Universe today. Both Nightmask #1 and Starbrand #1 from 1986 can be found at your local comic shops bathroom magazine rack or the giveaway boxes. Not saying they are bad stories or bad comics, just saying they are very accessible.

IDW will bring back a comic from extinction – Dinosaurs Attack (2013 IDW) #1. Dinosaurs Attacks originally appeared as an Eclipse comic graphic novel from 1991. The best part of the IDW release is that they bring back the same creative team that brought us the 1991 story. Herb Trimpe, Gary Gerani, and Earl Norem.

Green Lantern New Guardians (2011) #22 introduces the beginnings of Lantern’s next major foe. It’s always a great thing to get on the ground floor with a new storyline. Fans of the 1966 Batman show will have some fun this Wednesday with Batman 66 (2013 DC) #1. For the first time ever, DC covers the campy show in comic book form. BAM-POW-ZANG! Fun times ahead!

Here are a few independent comics to get onto your radar this week. A new take on the Watson & Holmes story – Watson and Holmes (2013 New Paradigm) #1, this looks very promising. Numbercruncher (2013 Titan) #1 also looks very interesting, Dark Horse offers up two new number ones to check out; Strain The Fall (2013 Dark Horse) #1 and Blood Brothers (2013 Dark Horse) #1. And BOOM! Studios gives us Day Men (2013 Boom) #1.

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IMAGE COMICS 2013 – Sold Out – Out Of Print Comics

IMAGE COMICS 2013 – Sold Out – Out Of Print Comics

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Diamond Distributors usually keeps some extra stock of all ongoing IMAGE titles available for retailers.  This usually means in most cases you can go back at least the last 4 issues and can still order copies of any issue.   Only surprise sell out books will completely vanish from inventory which may lead to 2nd printings for some books.   This is not very common for Image.  However its very common for Marvel.

Image has seen a boom in interest in their new series during the past 2 years.   Hotter new titles sell out immediately and in many cases even before the actual release date of a new #1 issue.

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

This list includes all 38 ongoing titles as of August 2013 release date.

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

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

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

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

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

Just selling out is still not a guarantee that a comic will go up in value.  BUT it MUST sell out if it will have any chance of going up in value in the future.   So far the most marked up back issues sold out that came out this year include Nowhere Men, Peter Panzerfaust, East Of West, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth issues.

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

IMAGE – ONGOING TITLES / COVER PRICE / ISSUES STILL AVAILABLE

A DISTANT SOIL #42 $3.50 29 37-42
APHRODITE IX #4 $2.99 2-4
BEDLAM #10 (MR) $3.50 5-6 10
BLACKACRE #9 (MR) $2.99 4-9
BOUNCE #4 (MR) $2.99 2-4
CHEW #36 (MR) $2.99 31 33-36
CHIN MUSIC #5 (MR) $2.99 1
CLONE #10 $2.99 1-2 4-10
CYBER FORCE #7 $2.99 4
FATALE #17 (MR) $3.50 5 6 9 14-17
GHOSTED #2 (MR) $2.99 2
GREAT PACIFIC #9 (MR) $2.99 5 7-9
INVINCIBLE #106 $2.99 94-96 104-106
INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE #5 $2.99 2-5
JUPITERS LEGACY #3 (MR) $2.99 2-3
LAZARUS #3 (MR) $2.99 2-3
MICE TEMPLAR IV LEGEND #6 $2.99 1-6
MIND THE GAP #14 $2.99 3 10-11 14
MORNING GLORIES #30 (MR) $3.50 26 28-30
NOWHERE MEN #7 $2.99 6-7
PETER PANZERFAUST #13 $3.50 11-13
PROPHET #40 $3.99 34-40
REVIVAL #13 $2.99 8 10-13
SAGA #13 (MR) $2.99 10-13
SATELLITE SAM #2 (MR) $3.50 2
SAVAGE DRAGON #191 (MR) $3.99 175-176 180 183 185-191
SECRET #3 (RES) $3.50 3
SEX #6 (MR) $2.99 4-6
SHELTERED #2 $2.99 1-2
SIDEKICK #1 (MR) $2.99 1
SKULLKICKERS #24 $3.50 5 18 24
SPAWN #234 $2.99 202 204-205 213 225 232-234
SUPER DINOSAUR #23 $2.99 8 14-16 18-19 23
TEN GRAND #4 (MR) $2.99 3-4
THIEF OF THIEVES #17 (MR) $2.99 15-17
THINK TANK #9 (MR) $3.99 7-9
WALKING DEAD #113 (MR) $2.99 109-110 112-113
WITCHBLADE #169 $2.99 151-152 157 160-161 166-169

 

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

DC COMICS 2013 – Sold Out – Out of Print Comics

DC COMICS 2013 – Sold Out – Out Of Print Comics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DC – ONGOING TITLES / COVER PRICE / ISSUES STILL AVAILABLE

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

 

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

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

Are you INHUMAN?

Are you INHUMAN?

New York. NY—July 11, 2013—For decades, the Inhumans have lived sheltered and separate lives from the entire Marvel Universe, led by their fearless ruler, Black Bolt. InhumanityBut following the cataclysmic events of Infinity, Medusa, Karnak, Gorgon and Triton along with the rest of the Inhuman Royal Family ascend to the forefront of the Marvel Universe as major players as the world plunges into Inhumanity! Thousands of new Inhumans have powered up around the globe, leaving  Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Spider-Man, Wolverine and the rest of the Marvel Universe to react to this emerging new race of super-powerful, super-strange beings!

“The Inhumans are here to stay, and there are lots of them,” explains Axel Alonso, Marvel Editor In Chief, in an interview with Marvel.com. “Their emergence in the Marvel Universe –during and after Infinity– will be a game-changer. Who’s to say the planet is big enough for everyone?”

Leading the charge on humanity’s bold new age comes the biggest series of 2014, Inhuman #1! From white-hot creative team of writer Matt Fraction (Hawkeye, Fantastic Four) and artist Joe Madureira (Savage Wolverine, Avenging Spider-Man), Inhuman rewrites the rules of the Marvel Universe. No truer words than “Among Us Hide the Inhumans” have ever been spoken, as Marvel explores what happens if you discover you are INHUMAN!?

“The events of Infinity jumpstart a long-dormant genetic inhuman strain.  It leads into a global crisis overnight — in the middle of, and coming out from, Infinity”, writer Matt Fraction said in an interview with Marvel.com. “The idea that there’s a secret super­­ hero city, and I might belong there, was a hook that fascinated me.  Inhuman means I’m telling small, human, intimate origin stories about new Inhuman characters, set against the grander story of the politics of a fragmented royal family battling one another for dominance. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever done.”

InHuman_TeaserThis Fall, the superhuman race takes an uncompromising leap as Inhumanity washes over the Marvel Universe with more heroes—and villains—than ever before!

For more on Inhumanity, please visit www.marvel.com and join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #Inhumanity. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com

Halloween ComicFest 2013 Comic Book Lineup Announced

(BALTIMORE, MD)-(July 10, 2013)- After the success of last year’s inaugural Halloween ComicFest, Diamond Comic Distributors is pleased to announce the return of the industry-wide collaboration and the line-up of comics for the 2013 event.

Halloween ComicFest is the biggest celebration of Halloween-themed comics taking place at participating comic shops in North America and elsewhere on the weekend before Halloween, October 26th and 27th. During that time, adults and kids can go into their local comic shop and get free comics and mini-comics published specifically for the event. Many retailers will be planning special HCF activities, costume contests and more for their stores.

“This year we have 16 publishers creating Halloween themed comics and mini-comics for the event,” said Diamond’s Director of Marketing Dan Manser. “There are 11 new full-sized comics and 11 new mini-comics being released with titles such as Batman, Sonic the Hedgehog, Thor, Archie and many more all written with a Halloween twist.

Designed to celebrate comic shops as active Halloween destinations and to reach new customers, Halloween ComicFest helps retailers and the entire industry springboard into the year-end holiday selling season. Retailers and comic fans will have the chance to pass out comics instead of candy this year with mini-comics also available to purchase in bundle packs. In the August issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog, retailers will find complete details on how to participate, including the specially published comics and mini-comics and promotional items available to order for the event.

Consumers are encouraged to check out www.halloweencomicfest.com over the coming months for more information regarding the event, local retailer activities and costume contest details. Fans can also get the most up-to-date information regarding all the festivities by “liking” www.facebook.com/halloweencomicfests and following twitter.com/halloweencomic.

Halloween ComicFest 2013: FULL SIZED COMICS

ACTION LAB COMICS | SKYWARD:INTO THE GRIM

ARCHIE COMICS| SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #1

ASPEN MLT| SOULFIRE: GENESIS 2013

AVATAR PRESS| DISENCHANTED DEBUT

DC COMICS| BATMAN: LI’L GOTHAN #1

DC COMICS| BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN #1

IDW PUBLISHING| CARTOON NETWORK SUPER SAMPLER!

MARVEL| THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #1

MARVEL| ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ADVENTURES #1

VIZ MEDIA| JUNJI ITO’S UZUMAKI

YEN PRESS| MISS PERENGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN #1

 

Halloween ComicFest 2013: MINI COMICS

ACTION LAB COMICS| VAMPLETS: THE LEGEND OF THE GHOST PONY

ANTARCTIC PRESS| ZOMBIE KID DIARIES 3:THE WALKING DAD

APE ENTERTAINMENT| SESAME STREET #1

ARCHAIA ENTERTAINMENT| PANTALONES, TX ZOMBINATA

ARCHIE COMICS| ARCHIE’S PALS ‘N’ GALS #1

BOOM! STUDIOS| ADVENTURE TIME

DARK HORSE COMICS| ITTY BITTY HELLBOY #1

IDW PUBLISHING| MY LITLE PONY: HALLOWEEN EDITION

IMAGE COMICS| SUPER DINOSAUR

ONI PRESS| SKETCH MONSTERS: ATTACK OF THE 100-FOOT BOOGER

VIZ MEDIA| BEN 10 OMNIVERSE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

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

ABOUT HALLOWEEN COMIC FEST—Celebrating its second year, Halloween ComicFest is an annual event where participating comic book specialty shops across North America and beyond celebrate the Halloween season by giving away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. The event is held the weekend before Halloween and is the perfect opportunity to introduce friends and family to the many reasons why comic shops are a great destination for Halloween themed comic books, products and merchandise. From zombies, vampires, monsters and aliens to costumes and more, comic shops have it all when it comes to Halloween fun! For more information visit http://www.halloweencomicfest.com.

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

MARVEL COMICS 2013 – Sold Out – Out Of Print Comics

MARVEL COMICS 2013 – Sold Out – Out Of Print Comics

Marvel is the #1 comic book publisher.  Their market strategy is to make sure their books sell out and not have any massive print run of books.  This causes them to quickly go to 2nd printings on most comics.

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

MarvelComics2013SoldOut

This list includes all 52 ongoing titles as of August 2013 release date.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MARVEL – ONGOING TITLES / COVER PRICE / ISSUES STILL AVAILABLE

A PLUS X #11 $3.99 1-2 4-7 9-11
ALL NEW X-MEN #15 $3.99 1 12 14-15
ASTONISHING X-MEN #66 $3.99 52-56 64
AVENGERS #18 INF $3.99 1 5 10-14 16-18
AVENGERS AI #2 $2.99 1-2
AVENGERS ARENA #14 $2.99 6 8 10 11 12 13 14
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #18 $3.99 10 13 17-18
CABLE AND X-FORCE #13 $3.99 5 8 11-13
CAPTAIN AMERICA #10 $3.99 7 10
CAPTAIN MARVEL #15 $2.99 13 15
DAREDEVIL #30 $2.99 20 24 26-30
DEADPOOL #15 $2.99 7 9-15
DISNEY GIRLS PRESENTS #16 $4.99 15-16
DISNEY PIXAR PRESENTS #16 $4.99 16
DISNEY PRINCESS MAGAZINE #15 $4.99 15
FANTASTIC FOUR #11 $2.99 1 5 7 10-11
FEARLESS DEFENDERS #8 $3.99 1-3 5
FF #11 $2.99 1 4 5 7-11
GAMBIT #16 $2.99 5 14-16
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #6 $3.99 0.1 1 2
HAWKEYE #14 $2.99 12-14
INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #12 $3.99 5 8 11-12
IRON MAN #14 $3.99 9 12-14
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #655 $2.99 647-650
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS EARTHS HEROES #17 $2.99 11 15-17
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #17 $2.99 15-17
MORBIUS LIVING VAMPIRE #8 $2.99 1-4 7-8
NEW AVENGERS #9 INF $3.99 4 9
NOVA #7 $3.99 6-7
POWERS BUREAU #7 (MR) $3.95 6-7
SAVAGE WOLVERINE #8 $3.99 1 6-8
SCARLET SPIDER #21 $2.99 12.1 15 21
SECRET AVENGERS #8 $3.99 1-3 6 8
SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN NOW #2 $2.99 1-2
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #16 $3.99 6 12-13 15-16
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM UP #2 NOW $3.99 1-2
THOR GOD OF THUNDER #12 $3.99 9-12
THUNDERBOLTS #14 $2.99 7-9 11 13-14
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #26 $3.99 23 25-26
ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #29 $3.99 16-18 21 29
ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #30 $3.99 14 19-20 30
UNCANNY AVENGERS #11 $3.99 1 4-11
UNCANNY X-FORCE #10 $3.99 3-5 8-10
UNCANNY X-MEN #11 $3.99 1 6 8 10-11
VENOM #39 $2.99 28 35 37-39
WOLVERINE #8 $3.99 1 3-8
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #35 $3.99 13 27 35
WOLVERINE MAX #10 (MR) $3.99 6 8-10
X-FACTOR #261 $2.99 246-248 253-254 256 259
X-MEN #4 $3.99 1-4
X-MEN LEGACY #15 $2.99 1-6 8-9 12-15
YOUNG AVENGERS #9 NOW $2.99 1 6 8-9

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

Her Universe Releases AMC’s “The Walking Dead” Apparel

Ashley Eckstein’s Her Universe Enters the Zombie Apocalypse With
New Fangirl Apparel from AMC’s “The Walking Dead”

NEW YORK, NY – July 9th, 2013 – Her Universe™, a leader in female genre merchandise, announced today a license deal with AMC to create a collection of women’s apparel based on the network’s series, “The Walking Dead.” “The Walking Dead” by Her Universe collection, featuring images, characters and phrases from “The Walking Dead” series on fashion tops, leggings, hoodies and dresses, will be available online at HerUniverse.com, San Diego Comic-Con and select retail outlets beginning this summer.

“There is certainly an expanding fan base of women who faithfully watch ‘The Walking Dead’ and this collection of unique apparel and merchandise is targeted just for them,” said Her Universe founder, Ashley Eckstein. “I am a huge fan of ‘The Walking Dead’ and I was thrilled with the opportunity to design Zombie fashion for fangirls. The story lines on this show are very emotional, compelling and addicting! As a fan, I am excited to have more apparel options made for women.”

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” reigns as the most watched drama series on television for Adults 18-49. The series tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse, and has garnered two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Prosthetic Make-up and a Golden Globe® Award nomination for Best Television Series –Drama.

Ashley Eckstein is founder of Her Universe and known to sci-fi/pop-culture fans as the voice of Ahsoka Tano on the animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Photo credit: – Kelsey Edwards Photography- http://www.kelseyedwardsphoto.com/

About Her Universe
Her Universe was launched in 2009 by actress and entrepreneur Ashley Eckstein, and her partner, The Araca Group, known as one of the most innovative theatrical production and merchandise companies in the world. Her Universe was created to directly address the expanding market of female fans by entering into its first agreement with Lucas Licensing to develop and produce a line of female-centered Star Wars apparel and accessories. The success of that line was followed up with a collection for the Syfy network including such shows as Battlestar Galactica and with BBC Worldwide for Doctor Who and with CBS Consumer Products for Star Trek. You can learn more about Her Universe and purchase the current line of fangirl apparel and accessories by going to www.heruniverse.com and by following Eckstein on Facebook (facebook.com/HerUniverse) and Twitter (twitter.com/HerUniverse)


The Walking Dead © 2013 AMC Film Holdings LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Ricktatorship Top
It’s not a Democracy, it’s a Ricktatorship! Fans of The Walking Dead will know what this shirt means. We love Rick, even with all of his flaws and his visions in Season 3! Fangirls will LOVE this super comfortable tri-blend dolman top in the new The Walking Dead by Her Universe line.  
Daddy's Little Girl Top
How can you forget the first Zombie that you see in The Walking Dead? The image of this little girl just sears into your memory and you immediately know that something is terribly wrong. Your friends will love this witty tee in the new The Walking Dead by Her Universe line, even if they are not a fan of the show.
Girl Crush Racerback Tank
We think every girl secretly or maybe not so secretly has a Girl Crush on Michonne, we certainly do! What is there not to love? She’s tough, mysterious, yearns for what’s right, has a heart of gold and can use a sword better than anyone we’ve ever seen! Show Michonne some love with this Girl Crush racerback tank top from the new The Walking Dead by Her Universe line.
Daryl Dixon Zen Racerback Tank
How can you not feel Zen with Daryl Dixon around? Show your Daryl Dixon love with this new tank top featuring Daryl and his famous line “Am I the only one Zen around here?” from the new The Walking Dead by Her Universe line. Of course, Daryl Dixon would be Zen during a Zombie Apocalypse!
You'd Better Run Tank Dress
Rick gives some great advice on what to do when you encounter Zombies, but sometimes its best simply put, “You’d Better Run.” Show some love for The Walking Dead with this tank dress, from the new The Walking Dead by Her Universe line, designed to look like you have been chased by Zombies. Complete with rips and slashes, Zombie fashion is definitely on trend!
Don't Open Dead Inside Hoodie
During a Zombie Apocalypse, there could be Zombies behind every door. Thankfully, in The Walking Dead, Rick received warning at the Hospital, “Don’t Open Dead Inside” spray painted on the Hospital doors. This hoodie comes in sizes S-4XL complete with thumbholes and Zombie lining in the hood.

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

Comics Best Selling First Issues 2013

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

Report by Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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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Welcome to the InvestComics Hot Picks for new comic releases on 7-10-13

A couple of very cool contest going on at InvestComics right now, the first is for the rights of a Gail Simone signature! How cool is that? You can win the signature simply by commenting the latest FFFIC video right HERE. Also the contest for the Walking Dead signature from “Featured Walker” Michael Koske is also up for grabs! Be sure to SHARE that video/link (let us know!) to become eligible for that. Winner will be announced THIS week for that. Here is the link to the interview right HERE.   

There are some VERY NICE prizes coming up in the months ahead, so be sure to be on the lookout for those! One stipulation for ALL contest on InvestComics, U.S. residents only. Sorry.

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There is not much to report on this week except there are a total of 12, that’s right 12 number one issues coming this Wednesday. Not including two number zero issues. One number one issue, besides any Image Comics number one releases of course that needs your attention. Fans have clamored for a new Quantum and Woody series for quite some time. This Wednesday they will get it! Quantum And Woody (2013) 2nd Series #1 will be met with a slew of enthusiastic fans, and will grab some new ones along the way. Do not miss this issue folks, it will sell out quickly. While you’re at your local comic shop or comic convention, pick up the original 1997 series from Acclaim Comics to solidify your back issue market. It only ran 32 issues, but the potential of this series taking off today is far greater than it was back in 1997. With some serious creator firepower and Valiant attached, this series will succeed fast, don’t miss it. One quick side note here; there are only TWO graded CGC books out there right now. If this series decides to take off and you have a high grade, show me the money!    

Cry For Dawn is coming back. Joseph Michael Linsner took a 3 year hiatus with the Dawn character and will bring her back in Dawn Swordmasters Daughter (2013 Image) #0. Dawn first appeared back in 1989’s Cry For Dawn #1. Only 174 of these are graded, and only 9 of them sit at the 9.8 spot. There may be some money to make there if you want it. Although Dawn isn’t in demand, it’s still a nice book to have in a high grade.

Rapid fire:

Unforgivable Experiment 1134 (2013 Brainmachine) #1 looks like an interesting book coming this Wednesday. Ninja Turtle Fans have a new series to look forward to, check out Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures (2013) #1. Image Comics; number one issues to put on your checklist are Sheltered (2013 Image) #1, and Ghosted (2013 Image) #1. Also check out Adventure Time Candy Capers (2013 Kaboom) #1, Ballistic (2013 Black Mask) #1, Chronos Commandos Dawn Patrol (2013 Titan) #1, Boneyard The Biggening (2013) #1, Judge Dredd Classics (2013 IDW) #1, In Crowd (2013 Big Dog Ink) #1, and Death of Haggard West (2013) #0…… And that isn’t even all the number one or number zero issues coming out this week, these are the ones that made the InvestComics Hot Picks cut!

A couple of notables to mention are Wolverine (2013 4th Series) #6, “Wolverine’s world is changed forever – we’re not kidding”. This is the Marvel solicit (dun dun dun!). If a death in Fearless Defenders (2013) #6 happens, does anyone hear it? And Justice League (2011) #22 begins the Trinity War! Fun!

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ANGELA Hits Her Mark On Milo Manara’s Variant Cover To GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5!

Marvel Comics sent this sneak peek of Angela on a variant cover. Guardians of The Galaxy #5. Check out the news and the cover below!

ANGELA Hits Her Mark On Milo Manara’s Variant Cover To GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5!

GuardiansOfTheGalaxy_5_VariantManaraShe’s one of the biggest new characters to debut in the Marvel Universe and today Marvel is proud to unveil your first look at Milo Manara’s jaw dropping variant cover to Guardians of The Galaxy #5, featuring ANGELA! Starting this July, Neil Gaiman teams with blockbuster writer Brian Michael Bendis and fan favorite artist Sara Pichelli to take the angelic bounty hunter to the outer limits of the Marvel Universe in an all new arc starting in Guardians Of The Galaxy #5! Alongside Star-Lord, Iron Man, Rocket Raccoon, Drax, Gamora & Groot – Angela must help the Guardians take down threats putting the galaxy at risk, showing why she’s one of the most feared women in the Marvel Universe!

The arrival of Angela to the Marvel Universe marks one of the most important moments in comics history! With a major player like the fearless warrior making her presence known – no fan can miss how her debut impacts the Marvel Universe and beyond! So what are you waiting for, reserve your copy of the Guardians Of the Galaxy #5 Angela Variant today!

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Superstar Artist TREVOR HAIRSINE Joins VALIANT as Exclusive Creator

Superstar Artist TREVOR HAIRSINE Joins VALIANT as Exclusive Creator

 
In advance of the release of Eternal Warrior #1 this September, Valiant is proud to announce that superstar artist Trevor Hairsine has signed on as the publisher’s next exclusive artist!
 
A veteran of 2000 AD and Judge Dredd Megazine, Hairsine made his mainstream comics breakthrough in 2002 as the artist of the acclaimed mini-series Cla$$war. Shortly thereafter, Hairsine moved to Marvel, where was named to the first wave of up-and-coming “Young Guns,” alongside Jim Cheung, Olivier Coipel, David Finch, Adi Granov, and Steve McNiven. From 2003 onward, Hairsine penciled several high-profile titles, including Ultimate Six with writer Brian Michael Bendis, X-Men: Deadly Genesis with writer Ed Brubaker, and Ultimate Nightmare with writer Warren Ellis.
 
Hairsine made his Valiant debut earlier in early 2013, illustrating the prelude to the best-selling “Planet Death” storyline in X-O Manowar and, at present, is completing an acclaimed four-issue run on Harbinger with co-artist Khari Evans. On September 11th, the newly Valiant-exclusive artist will launch his first ongoing series for Valiant with New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak in the pages of Eternal Warrior #1.
 
“I had a blast working on X-O Manowar and Harbinger, and couldn’t be more excited about launching Eternal Warrior with Greg Pak,” said Hairsine. “Valiant’s an incredibly exciting place to be, and I’m looking forward to making great comics with them for some time to come.”
 
“Trevor is one of the premier artists in comics and with good reason,” said Valiant Executive Editor Warren Simons. “His work is nothing short of stunning, and, at the helm of Eternal Warrior with Greg Pak, they’re readying an absolute monster of a book.”
 
Hitting shops on September 11th, Eternal Warrior #1 is the first issue of all-new ongoing series featuring Valiant’s most feared immortal, the Eternal Warrior. Across ten millennia and a thousand battlefields, Gilad Anni-Padda has traversed the darkest, most mysterious corners of history. But the horror and bloodshed of constant warfare has finally taken its toll on the man myth calls the Eternal Warrior…and he has abdicated his duties as the Fist and the Steel of Earth for a quiet life of seclusion. But when a blood vendetta from the distant past suddenly reappears in the modern day, he must decide if he will return to the ways of war…for the child who betrayed him thousands of years ago…
 
Hairsine joins Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (X-O Manowar, Conan) and New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Harbinger Wars, Harbinger) as the next addition to Valiant’s roster of exclusive talent.
 
For more information on Eternal Warrior, X-O Manowar, and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter and at ValiantUniverse.com.
 

DC Entertainment’s Vertigo Announces 6 New Titles

What better way is there to kick off the week than with some major, exciting news?

This morning, DC Entertainment’s Vertigo Comics imprint not only confirmed that the New York Times bestselling series AMERICAN VAMPIRE will be returning this December, but also announced the following all-new, bold, and exciting series:

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Hinto HINTERKIND– Decades after “The Blight” all but wiped out the human race, Mother Nature is taking back what’s hers and she’s not alone … all the creatures of myth and legend have returned and they’re not happy. After her grandfather disappears, Prosper Monday must leave the security and seclusion of her Central Park village to venture into the wilds to find him, unaware of how much the world has changed. An epic fantasy adventure set in a post-apocalyptic world, HINTERKIND is written by Ian Edginton and illustrated by Francesco Trifogli, and debuts this October.

o THE DISCIPLINE – Launching this December, THE DISCIPLINE is a dark, erotic thriller about a privileged young woman named Melissa who is thrust into a centuries old battle between good and evil. She begins an affair with a mysterious man named Orlando who opens her eyes to a sexually sinister world she never knew existed. Through this ritualistic seduction (“The Discipline”), Orlando unlocks Melissa’s inner power and then enlists her into a shadowy war that has been fought for centuries. THE DISCIPLE comes to you from writer Peter Milligan and artist Leo Fernandez. 

DBD.PROMOo DEAD BOY DETECTIVES – Spinning out of the pages of Neil Gaiman’s SANDMAN, two dead British school boys star in their own monthly series and solve crimes in the 21st century with the help of a new female accomplice. Premiering in November, DEAD BOY DETECTIVES is written by noted British novelist Toby Litt with layouts and painted covers by Mark Buckingham (FABLES). 

o SUICIDERS– Hitting the spinner rack this December, this new series marks the incomparable Lee Bermejo’s (JOKER; BATMAN: NOEL; BEFORE WATCHMEN: RORSCHACH) debut as an ongoing series comic book writer and artist. SUICIDERS follows the lies of two futuristic boxers – one on top of the world, the other trying to fight (and kill) his way there. Set in Los Angeles after “The Big One,” “Suiciders” is the wildly popular reality sport that contestants are literally dying to be a part of … and to be the best, you have to murder the best.

Coffino COFFIN HILL – When she was 15, Eve Coffin summoned a darkness that had been buried since the Salem Witch Trials. Now Eve’s back to harness the evil that destroyed her friends and is slowly taking over the sleepy town of Coffin Hill. This is a series full of magic, madness and murder via a twisted family of New Englanders. Arriving in stores this October, COFFIN HILL combines the talents of artist Inaki Miranda (FAIREST: THE HIDDEN KINGDOM) with writer Caitlin Kittredge, a young, dark fantasy author whose writing includes the Nocturne City, the Black London, and the Iron Codex series of novels – which include the recently published titles Dark Days and The Mirrored Shard.

witchinghouro THE WITCHING HOUR – Just in time for Halloween, this anthology-style one-shot collects short stories exploring witchcraft written and drawn by some of the most talented veterans and newcomers in the business – including Kelly Sue DeConnick, Cliff Chiang, Lauren Beukes, Emily Carroll, Matthew Sturges, Shawn McManus, Tula Lotay and many more. 

And of course, how could you talk about all of the exciting projects on Vertigo’s plate in 2013 without discussing the highly anticipated SANDMAN prequel miniseries from writer Neil Gaiman and artist J.H. Williams III? 

Sandman OvertureTHE SANDMAN: OVERTURE will officially launch on October 30. The miniseries will be published every other month, with a special, oversized issue (including interviews, rare artwork, and more) hitting stands in between the release of each new issue.

“The most peculiar thing for me about returning to ‘Sandman’ is how familiar it all feels,” Gaiman recently said. As for Williams’ art? “They are the most beautiful pages I have ever seen in periodical comics,” Gaiman continued. “I ask him to do the impossible, and he gives me back more than I asked for.”

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Vertigo Reveals Details Surroundin​g Neil Gaiman¹s Highly Anticipate​d Return to THE SANDMAN

Bestselling author will revisit groundbreaking comic book series in October with new story

 

This October, author Neil Gaiman returns to the realm of the Endless for an eagerly anticipated tale that will bring readers back to one of the most critically-acclaimed comic book series ever. THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE will unite Gaiman with visionary artist J.H. Williams III and reveal a previously untold story in THE SANDMAN mythos. The announcement was made today by Shelly Bond, Executive Editor of Vertigo, an imprint of DC Entertainment.

 

One of the most popular, groundbreaking, bestselling and award-winning comic books of the last twenty-five years, Gaiman’s THE SANDMAN stands tall as one of the few graphic novel series ever to be on the The NewYork Times Best Seller list and lauded by critics the world over for its transformative storytelling in the comic book industry.

 

OnOctober 30th, Gaiman returns to his beloved universe for the first time in more than 10 years since ending the series. The story will explore Morpheus’ world before he was captured, which is bound to captivate the hearts and imaginations of the most loyal fans and new readers alike. Brought to life by renowned artist J.H. Williams III (BATWOMAN, PROMETHEA), THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE #1 will be an oversized issue and will showcase his talent with a spectacular interior gatefold.

 

“This is the one story that we never got to tell,” Gaiman told The New York Times today. “In SANDMAN #1 Morpheus is captured somehow. Later on in the series, you learn he was returning from somewhere far, far away – but we never got to the story of what he was doing and what had happened. This is our chance to tell that story, and J.H. Williams III is drawing it. It’s the most beautiful thing in the world.”

 

“Neil Gaiman returning to the lush, evocative world he created with Sandman is a literary event,” said Diane Nelson, DC Entertainment President. “We’re honored to have Neil back for a story only he and J.H. can tell. It’s a testament to the lasting power of Vertigo, Sandman and Neil’s amazing creativity. “

 

THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE will be published bi-monthly with issue #1 arriving on October 30th, 2013. Each issue of THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE will feature stunning covers by Williams and original series cover artist Dave McKean and will be published on the same day digitally.

 

Also bi-monthly and alternating with the main OVERTURE series, Vertigo will publish THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE Special Edition. These deluxe issues will include original scripts by Gaiman, additional concept art and sketches by Williams, Q&As with the creative team and more, starting in November.

 

More details about the series – including artwork – will be revealed at this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego 2013. Gaiman, Williams and McKean are special guests of the convention, during which Vertigo will host a 25th Anniversary all-star panel featuring Gaiman, Williams and artists Dave McKean and Sam Kieth. Gaiman will also be spotlighted at his own standalone panel. Additionally, the cover of the Comic-Con International: San Diego 2013 Souvenir Book features all-new Sandman art by Dave McKean, which will also be featured on an official convention T-Shirt.

 

ABOUT THE SANDMAN:

With more than 7 million copies sold in nine different languages, Gaiman’s multi-volume magnum opus THE SANDMAN features literature’s Endless family—Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction, Destiny and Dream. The critically acclaimed Vertigo fantasy series transformed the landscape of comics, helping usher in an era of more compelling and sophisticated storytelling. Combining mythology and literature in an epic story, it is one of the most popular, groundbreaking, bestselling and award-winning comic books of the last twenty-five years. It has garnered nineteen Eisner and six Harvey Awards and is the only comic book to win the World Fantasy Award.

 

ABOUT NEIL GAIMAN:

Neil Gaiman is the New York Times best-selling author of this summer’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane, as well as the Newbery Medal-winning The Graveyard Book and Coraline, the basis for the eponymous hit movie. His other books include Anansi Boys, Neverwhere, American Gods and Stardust (winner of the American Library Association’s Alex Award as one of 2000’s top novels for young adults) and the short story collections M Is for Magic and Smoke and Mirrors. He is also the author of The Wolves in the Walls and The Day I Traded My Dad for Two Goldfish, both written for children. Among his many awards are the Eisner, the Hugo, the Nebula, the World Fantasy and the Bram Stoker. Originally from England, he now lives in the United States.

 

ABOUT J. H. WILLIAMS III:

Williams is the co-writer as well as the co-artist of the GLAAD Award-Nominated title BATWOMAN for DC Comics-The New 52 and the artist on PROMETHEA, DESOLATION JONES and other titles. His many accolades include two Eisner awards for his spectacular, visionary artwork as well as a pair of Harveys for his work on BATWOMAN and PROMETHEA.

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There is one comic coming out this Wednesday that holds a possible nice uptick for a comic from 1984. Detective Comics (2011 2nd Series) #22 will give readers a new glimpse into an old villain. It is after all the “New 52” right? The villain is Wrath and there are some very good points that need your attention here. The first is the most obvious; his first appearance, Batman Special #1 (1984) written by Mike W. Barr and drawn by Michael Golden features our first look at Wrath (I). The fun begins for collector’s right here because Batman Special #1 could be yours right now for an average of about $10. Not too shabby right? There is however a bit of a pricey CGC 9.6 available for $69. The funny thing about the CGC grade is that it doesn’t list the first appearance of Wrath. Is the character THAT insignificant?? Here is another good factor to weigh in, Wrath (I) made only 9 appearances in all since his inception. Not used much at all, so it will be easy to find any of his early appearances. So what about Wrath II you may ask? Well his return came in Batman Confidential #13 (2008). Readers can thank writer Tony Bedard and artist Rags Morales for making this happen. BC #13 is available in any long box at your local shop or comic convention for $1. The prize here is Batman Special #1. If fans accept Wrath into the New 52 fold, look for the Special #1 to start churning in the aftermarket. There is more upside to this comic than there is down. Collectors should have their radar on this one. One potential downside does show its presence; CGC Censes shows that there are only a total of 21 graded (good thing), more than half of those 21 graded sit on top; 9.8 – 8 and 9.6 – 4 (bad thing), so not that difficult to get a good grade on this comics.

Trinity of Sin Pandora (2013 DC) #1 will put Pandora front and center. There will be light shed on the woman connected to the creation of the New 52. Do readers care? If you’re feeling like Pandora really may change things to the point of WOW, then check out her first appearance in Flashpoint Vol. 2 #5 (2011). Trinity of Sin Pandora (2013 DC) #1 will also lead into the much anticipated Trinity War. The last of the DC comics this week to check out; Action Comics (2011 2nd Series) #22 brings in new aliens from outer space. Where else would they come from?

Marvel Comics throws a boatload of comics that will probably be “okay” this week. Seems the House of Ideas are waning a bit this week. But let’s mention these comics nonetheless. And the honorable mentions are (in rapid fire)……

Is there a need for another Deadpool comic? Why yes there is! Deadpool Kills Deadpool (2013) #1!

If you’re a long time comic book reader, you love the What If? Stories. Jimmy Palimotti writes the latest What If? Installment; What If AvX (2013) #1. While we all love Jimmy and the What If’s?, why are we getting a What If? comic so soon from a storyline that JUST ended?? What happened to the What If? Stories like What If Conan vs. Hulk, or What if Wolverine had killed the Hulk? Remember those? Now those were fun!!

The A.I. storyline has just about run its course right? No it hasn’t according to Marvel! Check out Avengers A.I. (2013) #1 this week!

And in the milking department we have, no not Deadpool, we already covered him. We have Guardians of the Galaxy Tomorrows Avengers (2013) #1. In the next few years readers will see an overkill of these Guardians dudes, so don’t think for a second we won’t see more of these ridiculous origin stories rehashed a million times. This said, you better have their first appearances in order! Especially Marvel Preview #7 (1976)! This comic (magazine) will see only upside until the Guardians movie comes out. Then when the movie is released, well then there will be more upside. The Raccoon is going to be a huge hit with the little ones, be prepared. Moving along here, with Superior Spider-Man, Marvel gives readers Superior Foes of Spider-Man (2013) #1. Oh joy!

An interesting choice for Marvel here, Dexter (2012 Marvel) #1. Why this television show? Very un-Disney like isn’t it? More along the Disney line would be the release of the new Oz tale Emerald City of Oz (2013 Marvel) #1. So which will you pick up and read? The comic with the Dorothy and Uncle Henry adventures or the comic about a crime fighting serial killer that plots out to kill murderers, rapist, and all sorts of bad people? Tough choice right?

And on the Independent circuit….

Brianna Floss (InvestComics comic book reviewer extraordinaire) gave the new comic Owl (2013 Dynamite) #1 some praise saying: “The Owl #1 is a promising start and a good approach to a revival.” Check out Brianna’s comic reviews coming tomorrow! Clive Barker continues his all new series this week with Next Testament (2013 Boom) #2. Satellite Sam (2013 Image) #1 gets a mild 6.5/10 from Brianna. Find out why tomorrow. Other number one issues to explore this week include; Human (2013 Human Comics) #1, Mercy Sparx (2013 Devils Due) #1, Steam Engines of Oz (2013 Arcana) #1, Catalyst Comix (2013 Dark Horse) #1, and Absolution Rubicon (2013 Avatar) #1.

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

Top 100 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during LATE JUNE 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 titles please let me know.  Online sales are really slow right now and hopefully this is the worst point as the school season is over and nice weather has arrived.  Summer is here and there is really no major changes in the industry for hot titles.   What we see is mostly a continuation of interest in the same books but mostly at a reduced price yet again.   I expect this will stay true all summer but the big question is will prices and interest pick up again for these books in the fall.   Some fear the speculation boom of 2012/2013 has peaked and is now over.  It is possible however there will always be certain books that go up in value in any time period simply based on supply and demand.     Here are my picks of what I believe are the hottest comics at this very moment from all sold releases of the last few years online based on back issue sales ABOVE cover price.

#1 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 !  The top two hottest comic titles on this list are both based on video games!

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

#3 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

#4 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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#14 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.

#15 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 !!

#16 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#24 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.

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

#26 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.

#27 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

#28 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#50 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#62 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.

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

#64 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

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

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

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

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

#69 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.

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

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

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

#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

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

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

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

#80 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

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

#82 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.

#83 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 !

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

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

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

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

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

#89 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

#96 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!

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

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

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

#100 TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS (DARK HORSE 2013) New #1 issue written by rock star from My Chemical Romance.

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

THE SIXTH GUN

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

RACHEL RISING #1-16

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

NOWHERE MEN

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

PETER PANZERFAUST

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

SAGA

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

THE DAMNED

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

THIEF OF THIEVES

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

HAWKEYE

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

THE WALKING DEAD

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

THE ACTIVITY

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

PILOT SEASON DECLASSIFIED

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

REVIVAL

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

MIND MGMT

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

MANHATTAN PROJECTS

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

FATALE

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

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

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

BEDLAM

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

 

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

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