Bleeding Cool Bestseller List – 20th June 2015 – Walking Dead Beats Other Revived Comics


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.

And the Walking Dead takes the top spot beating all the Secret Wars spinoffs, even the nineties revival X-Men series. Fight Club 2 does pretty well as well. And We Are Robin beats out the big Superman revelations…

  1. 1. The Walking Dead #143
  2. 2. X-Men '92 #1
  3. 3. Infinity Gauntlet #2
  4. 4. Planet Hulk #2
  5. 5. Fight Club 2 #2
  6. 6. Age Of Ultron Vs Marvel Zombies #1
  7. 7. We Are Robin #1
  8. 8. Superman #41
  9. 9. Uncanny Avengers #5
  10. 10. Flash #41

Thanks to the following retailers,

And this is what they had to say

Fight Club 2 is a juggernaut.

Good week. UPS held up our shipment but still had a great Wednesday. The two month gap for Convergence did not hurt DC's titles while they were gone. Marvel's Secret Wars spin offs are still doing well. Walking Dead sold out quickly.

The Mad Max Fury continues and just barely missing the top 10 was the suprising Minions and the incredible Starve #1 from Brian Wood, even though it has been out for a few weeks already!

Deathstroke is starting to see some back issue love along with Harley Quinn.

Pretty light week this week, which allowed Walking Dead to crush the competition. Lots of the Secret Wars tie-ins are starting to die down here, I was expecting more people to be into X-Men 92, and was surprised that Infinity Gauntlet beat it. Superman ended up being the only DC title to make our Top Ten, most likely due to the "Truth" storyline.

After a decent showing last week DC is back into a distant 2nd to Marvel at our store.

Nostalgia rules the week with X-Men '92 taking our top spot. Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies was the only other Secret Wars #1 on our list.

But people came back for Infinity Gauntlet and Planet Hulk.

Daredevil is still doing very well for us. I wonder if that will continue after Waid & Co. leave the book. Our Hawkeye and Wonder Woman numbers have plummeted since their recent creative team changes.

Once again, no DC #1s in our top ten sellers of the week. Justice League 3001 sold the most and, in a surprise to me, We Are Robin sold the least

The 1990's are back and with it the X-Men 92 #1 took the top spot. I find this some what ironic that my #1 book has so well received since that was the time that books really were not written or drawn well. What goes around comes around i guess. Fight Club 2 #2 put up a good fight and almost hit the century mark for sales.

Deadpool is the top back issue mover which makes sense since the top book for new releases also started in the 1990's.

What if they published a supposedly landmark issue of Superman and hardly anyone cared? You don't have to imagine it… DC has taken what was once one of the bigger New 52 titles and turned into a super-flop. We Are Robin performed better than expected–probably DC's only real birhgt spot in a very lackluster week. Marvel's X-Men 92 generated the most interest, while Age of Ultron Vs Marvel Zombies and Green Lantern: The Lost Army couldn't crack our Top Ten… and Justice League 3001 #1 and Ant-Man: Larger Than Life #1 couldn't even crack our Top Twenty! We may have to go back thirty years to find more lackluster titles from the Big Two.

Silver Age continues to sell well–readers do recognize quality stories and art, and they're willing to pay for them, apparently! The market for Dark Horse Star Wars collected editions is starting to heat up, too.

Walking Dead barely honds onto the #1 spot. Though, Fight Club comes within 2 issues of taking the #1 spot from Skybound. Lady Mechanika takes the #3 spot with over 100 copies sold the first day. Marvel takes 4 spots and Dc comics takes 3 spots. This week was a prime example of Indies taking the top 3 spots when their titles are strong and have a great marketing presence. Trades continue to rise as the whole Civil War archives sells out. We continue to see the 18 to 25 customers give up digital to come in and get the real product.

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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