Bleeding Cool Bestseller List, September 17th, 2017 – "People Really Disliked Generations: Captain Marvel"

This is the Top 10 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 to the weekend to get this week's comics. We salute you, and the keenness you bring to your passion.

Metal takes the top, but Action Comics gets a boost from some lenticular Oz reveals. Mister Miracle also shows its chops for a second issue, and Teen Titans gets a Metal boost too, pushing aside Secret Empire's final issue. And even Babyteeth makes an entrance, ahead of more established titles.

Bleeding Cool Bestseller List, September 17th, 2017 – "People Really Disliked Generations: Captain Marvel"

  1. Dark Nights: Metal #2
  2. Action Comics #987
  3. Detective Comics #964
  4. Mister Miracle #2
  5. Teen Titans #12
  6. Secret Empire Omega #1
  7. The Flash #30
  8. Star Wars #36
  9. Amazing Spider-Man #32
  10. Babyteeth #4

Thanks to the following retailers…

…who had to say.

"Because of Hurricane Irma we only had two days of new book sales. Regardless, the numbers stay consistent with a usual week. DC dominated the Top Ten with nine titles. Babyteeth was the only non-DC book in the Top Ten at #5. Detective Comics actually outsold Action Comics despite the big OZ reveal. I have a feeling once people realize how big the book is, they'll come looking for it. Same with Teen Titans. Metal was far and away the #1 book of the week. We'll see how wonky the numbers are next week as a handful of people with subs seem to be waiting for next Wednesday to pick up their pulls. It'll be nice once the Hurricane hub-bub calms down, and things get back to normal but I doubt the sales will change much."

"Ok sales week. Our store was shorted a box from our order – splitting new releases over Wednesday and Thursday. Though I believe our top ten would shake out similarly even with a normal delivery. I'm going to guess our #1 was the same as every other store's on the list (with the exception of that one..) Dark Knights: Metal. No other book really came close. Detective and Action round out the top three. Mister Miracle still selling strong. Almost sold out of #1 2nd ptg already. Highest charting Marvel U book of the week was Secret Empire: Omega at #7 on the list. Though a licensed sci-fi book managed #4."

"Great week with people flocking in to get some of the great stories this week. Many people are excited about the Metal story line, and the Oz storyline. Starting to hear a lot of positive buzz about Legacy from Marvel, across all their titles."

"This week was unarguably DC's week: from the blockbuster crossover event Dark Nights Metal to the cult hit Mister Miracle, DC comics flew off the shelves. The only thing that even made a dent in their dominance was Marvel's Secret Empire Omega, wringing the towel of that event to get a few more drops out."

"Action Comics, with it's much-hyped storyline and fancy lenticular cover, also sold aggressively while sales of Teen Titans were bolstered by a tie in with Metal. DC usual suspects such as Flash, Detective Comics, and JLA round out the list. Considering this store's sales have been Marvel-dominant for much of its existence, this is a pretty stark indicator of the sea change we've had over the last year."

"After a few weeks of weak sales things are looking good again. Metal 2 easily took the top spot. People picked up Teen Titans 12 thanks to the Metal tie in.Which is great since the Secret Empire tie ins and spin offs did not sell. That said the only book Marvel got into the top ten this week for us was Secret Empire Omega 1. Action Comics sold great with the lenticular cover that stores could order as many as they want with out jumping through hoops and having to order more of the regular cover than a store could hope to sell. Thanks, DC. Ninjak 0 may not have made it in to the top ten but it sold well for a Valiant title. Biggest surprise this week was Generations Capt Marvel & Capt Mar-Vell 1. People really disliked that one shot. People called and texted me to let me know how bad they thought the comic was. People really thought they got ripped off by the poor writing and art. I was quite surprised. For it only being out a few days it got quite the reaction."

"DC took eight out of ten spots in this week's Wednesday Top Ten–and if we had counted each Dark Night Metal #2 cover separately, that book alone would have taken positions 1, 4, 7, and 8! Mister Miracle #1 (2nd Printing) did well also, taking 14th place in our store–pretty outstanding for a second printing!"

Recorded sales:  TMNT #3 9.0 $235.00

About Rich Johnston

Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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