Batman, X-Men, Thor and Crossover Top 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 are 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. This week four titles dominated sales, Batman, X-Men, Thor and Crossover, giving Donny Cates two for four.  If any other retailers would like to report their top sellers, please contact richjohnston@bleedingcool.com.

Top Ten Bleeding Cool Bestseller comics of the week

Batman, X-Men, Thor and Crossover Top Bleeding Cool Bestseller List
Batman, X-Men, Thor and Crossover Top Bleeding Cool Bestseller List

Now if only Crossover could be a Batman/X-Men/Thor Crossover…

  1. Batman #102
  2. X-Men #14
  3. Thor #9
  4. Crossover #1
  5. Marauders #14
  6. Wolverine Black White and Blood #1
  7. Justice League #56
  8. DCeased Dead Planet #5
  9. Avengers #38
  10. Amazing Spider-Man .LR #51

Thanks to the following bestseller retailers…

If you would like to contribute to the bestseller 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…

  • Ssalefish Comics: It was a bit of a lighter week from both Marvel and DC, with Batman and X-Men carrying the brunt of the sales, and a healthy boost from Donny Cates' new book, Crossover, which clocked in at 3rd. Marvel ultimately had the most titles in the top 10 by virtue of having more come out, in general, but it's worth noting that it was one of those rarer weeks in which Boom and Image both got titles on our bestseller list, with the Mighty Moprhin relaunch performing well.
  • Famous Faces and Funnies: Donny Cates stands on the Top of the FFF Weekly Top Ten with Crossover taking the #1 spot, Thor hitting #3 and Web of Venom Empyre's End rounding out the list at #10. Crossover was a big hit at our store (as I'm sure it was almost everywhere) but sales were definitely bolstered by our store exclusive cover drawn by the incredible Karl Moline. Almost every regular opted for a copy which is great to see! I really believe in this book and I'm excited to see where it goes from here. Batman of course was near the top of the list at #2. Three Jokers #3 is still selling incredibly well as well. That's a title we'll be selling regularly for a while. Another book that has some staying power is Spawn 311, specifically the Chadwick Boseman homage cover. We are still selling a good amount of just those covers (between the full color and the black and white) as well as one or two of the other covers. It was our #7 book this week. A comic we probably could've sold more of was the Wolverine Black White & Blood. But the misprint meant we had to take the variants off the shelf and missed out on some of those sales. Hopefully those people still care about the book when it's printed properly. X-Men and Maruaders both hit the Top Ten at #6 and #9 respectively. Everyone who was going to jump onto X of Swords already has, now we play the game of seeing who slowly drops off as the event winds up and then down.
  • Graham Crackers Comics: Very Nice to see any INDY book hit the TOP 10. First time in months! Hope CROSSOVER can keep the interest going! Everything else was the usual suspects ranking as they tend to rank…

Notable Sales: Fantastic Four #52, low grade, $325 – 1st Black Panther

 

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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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