Batman Fear State Alpha Tops Bleeding Cool Bestseller List

This is the Top Ten Bleeding Cool Bestseller List, as compiled by a number of comic stores from their sales on Wednesday and Thursday. It measures what is known as the "Wednesday Warriors", those who can't wait till the weekend to get this week's comics. Though thanks to DC, Tuesday Titans too. If any other retailers would like to report their top sellers, please contact richjohnston@bleedingcool.com. And this week there was only one fit to take the crown with orders of around half a million.

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Batman Fear State Alpha Tops Bleeding Cool Bestseller List

Top Ten Bleeding Cool Bestseller List of the week

  1. Batman Fear State Alpha #1
  2. Avengers #48
  3. Infinite Frontier #5
  4. Dark Ages #1
  5. Geiger #6
  6. Sinister War #4
  7. Hellions #15
  8. Harley Quinn Annual #1
  9. New Mutants #21
  10. Spawn #321

Thanks to the following Bleeding Cool Bestseller List retailers…

If you would like to contribute to the Bestseller List retailer charts, let me know at richjohnston@bleedingcool.com. Retailers come and go, and we always appreciate new blood, especially from retailers in other locations.

Who had this to say…

  • Graham Crackers Comics: Tom Taylor takes another #1 spot with Dark Ages! Keep killing it Tom!!! If you didn't read Dark Ages #1, why are you reading this…go buy it now!
  • Salesfish: This was a busy week for us with our Ultimate Fallout 4 Facsimile exclusive reprint of Marko Djurdjevic's cover. If we include that it would have galloped far past the sales of anything else this week. Batman Fear State Alpha had sales very comparable to a regular issue of Batman since it is the setup for the next several months of stories in Batman's world. Demon Days and Spawn finishing the top 3 was unusual, not because they don't sell well but because they don't usually sell quite that high.
  • Rodman Comics: School started up and this weekend is a three day weekend for most so people will be traveling so sales have slowed a bit. Biggest surprise this week for us was Geiger 6 sold out and sold out quick taking the top spot for us this week. I did get to read it and thought it was the best issue out so far. Batman Fear State Alpha I would have thought would take the top spot though right now it is selling slower than I would have thought it would.

Notable Sales:

  • Sub-Mariner #1 CGC 5.0 $550
  • X-Men #2 CGC 4.0 $1,200

The Bleeding Cool Bestseller List returns next week. If your store would like to be involved, get in touch.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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