Bleeding Cool Bestseller List – 11th October 2015 – The Later, The Better It Seems…

Secret_Wars_Vol_1_6_TextlessThis 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 to the weekend to get this week's comics. We salute you, and the keenness you bring to your passion.

So who cares if the comics are late? Despite the All-New All-Different relaunch that placed at 3, 4 and 5 in our top ten this week, it was Secret Wars and Star Wars that topped the list. DC's big book struggled to get a place with Batman & Robin Eternal, but in his Marvel dominated chart, in this monster week of monster weeks, Paper Girls made a strong launch at number 8.

1. Secret Wars #6
2. Star Wars #10
3. Amazing Spider-Man #1
4. Invincible Iron Man #1
5. Dr. Strange #1
6. Darth Vader #10
7. Star Wars: Shattered Empire #2
8. Paper Girls #1
9. Old Man Logan #5
10. Batman and Robin Eternal #1

Thanks to the following retailers,

Who had this to say,

Even with the massive delays (and the launch of All New All Different Marvel) Secret Wars came out on top, and between the remaining tie-ins and all FOUR Star Wars books hitting this week (great idea Marvel), they soundly beat out the brand new Marvel #1's. Had lots of customers skipping the new #1's saying that they "didn't want Secret Wars spoiled" or that they didn't know if the "Peter Parker in this Spider-Man series is "our" Peter Parker". Not a great sign for a relaunch…..

Action Comics, Deadpool, Harley Quinn, and Superman back issues are selling very well this week.

Marvel Comics brought the thunder. Good sales week. Hoping the whole month goes as well this week.

Marvel dominates with the new #1s for sure.

Well its about time. Sold more in the first two hours this week than we did all of last Wednesday. It was a good run, DC, pity it only lasted a week. Marvel's distinguished competition managed to eke out one book in the top ten this week. Batman and Robin Eternal was our #8.

Marvel, to no one's surprise, dominated. All but one of their licensed sci-fi books made the list. Sorry, Lando, I think you're great..

Secret Wars was #1 with equal parts excitment for a new issue and complaints about lateness. Power house creative team and movie buzz put Dr. Strange at #5 selling just under Iron Man's numbers.
Paper Girls just barely missed the top ten but we have nearly sold out already with more on the way. What a great week for books. Its so nice to be able to have several recommendations for new customers! Sold WAY more of Telos #1 than I expected (two copies!)

Great week for Image tps. Bitch Planet, Injection, Deadly Class, and Outcast. With Star Wars and Vader it made for good sales.

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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