Bleeding Cool Bestseller List – 13th December 2015 – Batman Beating Wars, Both Secret And Star

    • 4945958-bm_cv47_dsThis 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.

And, maybe with a boost of a possible return of Bruce to the Bat, maybe with boost from Dark Knight awareness, but Batman beats out both Secret Wars and Star Wars this week, with Walking Dead making a challenge….

  • 1. Batman #47
    2. Secret Wars #8
    3. Star Wars Annual #1
    4. Walking Dead #149
    5. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1
    6. Amazing Spider-Man #4
    7. Gwenpool Holiday Special #1
    8. Deadpool #3
    9. Uncanny Avengers #3
    10. Guardians Of The Galaxy #3

Thanks to the following retailers,

  • And this what they had to say,

    So it's now apparent that a Good portion of our customers don't care about Secret Wars anymore.  We went from over 100 pulls down to 25 with most customers just disappointed with the lateness of the series.  In fact this week we had less than a 30% sell through on the book.  Walking dead takes the #1 spot as Tv fans are coming in full force to get these books.  Star Wars Annual #1 takes 2nd place with ASM #4 a close 3rd spot.   Batman Turtles #1 and Batman #47 take the 4th and 5th spot. Marvel finishes out 6 through 10th spot with Deadpool, Gwenpool Holiday, Spider Gwen , Uncanny Avengers  and Secret Wars barely taking the last spot.  We continue to see fans talking more about how they are confused with Marvel then enjoying it.

    Wow, very good week. Harley's Little Black Bag bagged comics has done wonders for DC here. People are not only picking up three black bags and the regular cover of an issue but some are getting six black bags of each of the titles. Green Arrow easily had its best selling issue since the current series started. Black bagged Batman issues I already had to reorder. Star Wars Annual very strong. Secret Wars 8 shocked the heck out of me. Almost sold out of it on Wednesday. More people bought issue 8 than they did issue 7 oddly enough. Batman, Star Wars, Secret Wars, and Walking Dead out on the same day make for a lot of customers.

    Batman regained the top spot in our store, as the internet hype around Snyder and Capullo's latest issue helped push it over Walking Dead and Secret Wars. Seems like the news about Secret Wars' delay hurt it a little, knocking it down to the third spot. Great to see an indie title like Birthright making our top ten. That book has got a very strong following that keeps growing every month.

    Good resurgence of interest in Joe Hill properties since the announcement of the NOS4A2/Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland AMC TV show. Lots of people coming in for the miniseries and snapping up the variants!

    Batman/TMNT was a sales juggernaut–it sold more than three times our number two title! It was one of three DC titles in the top ten–and all three were Bat-books, underscoring the weakness of the remainder of DC's line.

    Continued interest in Silver Age X-Men and Fantastic Four, as well as a surprise sale of a Night Nurse # 1-4 set.

    It was a close one this week. Gwenpool one by a nose, but Batman was really close. The bagged editions helped in that arena. The rest of the titles did really well with more than half the top 10 hitting triple digits.

    Christmas shopping is in full swing with many people looking for issues to fill for loved ones. No specific back-issues, just a lot being sold in the $20-$25 range.

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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