Bleeding Cool Bestseller List – 17th August 2014 – Batman Beats Spiders, Sins And Zombies

3821130-bm_cv34wm.jpgThis 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 this week, the behemoths of Batman fights The Walking Dead, the Amazing Spider-Man and Original Sin, but even without Greg Capullo, and Scott Snyder stepping back, it still beats out the zombies, spiders and sins.


  1. Batman #34 by Scott Snyder, Gerry Duggan and Matteo Scalera, published by DC Comics.
  2. Amazing Spider-Man #5 by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos, published by Marvel Comics.
  3. Original Sin #7 by Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato, published by Marvel Comics.
  4. Walking Dead #130 by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard, published by Skybound/Image Comics.
  5. Batman Eternal #19 by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, Tim Seeley and Emanuel Simeoni, published by DC Comics.
  6. All New X-Men #30 by Brian Bendis and Sara Pichelli, published by Marvel Comics.
  7. Harley Quinn #9 by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and John Timms, published by DC Comics.
  8. New 52: Futures End #15 by Brian Azzarello, Keith Giffen, Dan Jurgens, Jeff Lemire, Scot Eaton and Drew Geraci, published by DC Comics.
  9. Spider-Man 2099 #2 by Peter David and William Sliney, published by Marvel Comics.
  10. Deadpool #33 by Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan and John Lucas, published by Marvel Comics.

Thanks to the following retailers

Who had this to say,

Some heavy hitters on the shelves this week! Between Walking Dead, Original Sin, and Batman, we got one massive seller from Image, Marvel and DC. Tons of X-men books in the same week usually comes with some complaints from customers about Marvel spreading things out but I've yet to see it hurt sales with them. Starlight #5 sold awesome and word of mouth has brought people in to scoop up the previous four issues. All around great week in books!

Guardians of the Galaxy EVERYTHING. We all thought it was going to be Rocket Raccoon that was the breakout hit character but here in our shop all we hear is people looking for Groot!

Strangely, a below average week of sales given the books that came out. Nothing really stood out.

Great Wednesday followed by a not so great Thursday thanks to kids returning to school.

Batman takes the top spot as usual. Inhumans has dropped badly. For a third issue whose first issue was included for free in Amazing Spiderman 1 it is crashing and burning. Deadpool is still high up the charts. Walking Dead good to see you again.

Iron Man back issues with Bob Layton are seeing demand thanks to us hosting him come October. Amazing Spiderman back issues are hot. And of course Batman's first few issues in the new 52 are back issue gold.

Solid week for books. Walking Dead sold out day one which was a surprise since many people are still pissed off about the "all out war" story line. Might have put the surprise in this issue in one of those books too give a little payoff to readers. Batman was a close second, still the heavy hitter that pays the electric bill each and every month (Thanks Mr. Synder).

Spider-Man was the back-issue mover of the week. People seem pretty jazzed about the whole Spider-Verse cross-over, which is really unusual since many readers hate the cross-over events due to how many books they may or may not have to pick up.

Original Sin 7 was #1 at our store by a long shot. Batman and Spider-Man are consistent sellers. The Doomed storyline is bringing up sales on all Superman books. People came back for Spider-Man 2099 #2 but not for New Suicide Squad #2. Marvel's killing of Wolverine has finally started to see increased sales.

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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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