Bleeding Cool Bestseller List – 19th April 2014 – Convergence Surges


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

Convergence is back at the top in almost all stores, with a big Convergence presence throughout, a string launch for Bloodshot Reborn and Chrononauts returning well too…

  • 1. Convergence #2
  • 2. Thor #7
  • 3. Uncanny X-men #33
  • 4. Convergence: Batman-Shadow of the Bat #1
  • 5. Bloodshot Reborn #1
  • 6. Legendary Star Lord #11
  • 7. Chrononauts #2
  • 8. Convergence: Suicide Squad #1
  • 9. Archie Vs. Predator #1
  • 10. Convergence: Justice League International #1

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Convergence is doing quite well. The spin offs are selling better than I thought they would. More copies of Convergence Green Lantern Parallax sold than the regular Green Lantern comic. I did order more than the regular Green Lantern thanks to the two covers. And it still sold out on Wednesday. Though why is Ron Marz writing Justice League International when he should be writing Convergence Green Lantern since he was the one who had Hal turn into Parallax and introduced Kyle Rayner? Plus his artist partner Darryl Banks who co created Kyle Rayner is currently not working on any comics? Perfect team for the book missed. Larry Hamma on Batman? His last Batman run was bad from years ago and his Batman writing did not improve over the years. Even though I feel that the spin offs for Convergence are fill in material they sell well. Marvel had Thor and Star Lord make th e top ten.

Harley Quinn back issues are rocking out the door. Everything from recent variants to current issues of her current series to her back issue stock went from hot to red hot. Suicide Squad movie hasn't even teased what her movie look will be like yet. Ryan Reynolds. What a guy. Hyping the heck out of Deadpool this week has helped Deadpool sales a lot.

Pretty strong week considering it was a small invoice.I expect a 55-60% sell through overall on all tiles. Convergence was the top seller with many people staying on board the title. Bloodshot was a close second since i gave customers an extra discount since Valiant gave it to me.

Harley Quinn was the clear back-issue winner. I guess even the cast photo got people jazzed on the movie and Harley Quinn overall.
I expect Star Wars issues to be the movers next week. I thought i might have first prints on the shelf until the movie shows up in December, but with the trailer out today i have a feeling that i should sell through by SDCC.

VERY light week this week from Marvel, which allowed Convergence to be the top dog in the yard by a hair. Lots of customers are skipping the tie-ins though, except for this week's Shadow of the Bat tie in, which sold very well (maybe people miss Azrael?)

Surprised to see Bloodshot Reborn and Archie Vs. Predator make it into the Top Ten. I guess with minimal huge books this week, customers decided to try out some new stuff.

Pretty Standard week.  Dc continues to struggle with our comic book readers.   Marvel takes the first 5 spots with Fade out and Archie, Bloodshot and Predator takes some spots.  Dc's lone title Suicide Squad takes the 8th spot.    The Star Wars trailer was the main conversation in the store.

Lots of customers bought Chrononauts #1 alongside issue 2. We've also been selling a lot of Daredevil trades and issues since the Netflix show began. Lots of fresh faces and lapsed readers wanting to check out the character after watching the show.

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Rich JohnstonAbout 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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