Bleeding Cool Bestseller List – 21st December 2015 – DC Comics Takes It Back


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.

For the first time in the history of the Bleeding Cool Bestseller List, every single store had one book as their bestseller – Batman #37. Nothing even came close….

  1. 1. Batman #37
  2. 2. Axis #8
  3. 3. Justice League #37
  4. 4. Batman And Robin #37
  5. 5. Guardians Of The Galaxy #22
  6. 6. Batman Eternal #37
  7. 7. All-New X-Men #34
  8. 8. Multiversity Thunderworld #1
  9. 9. Sandman Overture #4
  10. 10.Rumble #1

Thanks to the following retailers,

Who had this to say

DC killed it this week with 4 of the top 5 best selling books all being from them. Multiversity Thunderworld was a nearly perfect comic, and I was pleased to see it hit the top 5 list (at our stores at least).

Axis continues to sell well though customers reactions have been luke warm at best.

All Spider-Verse titles/tie-ins continue to be in high demand, and Wytches #3 just missed making it on our Top 10 list as that book continues to sell well.

This was a great week to be a BAT-FAN! Batman & Robin sold like mad and had people talking all week, almost as much as they were talking about the Joker in Batman! Axis sold okay but everyone who bought it had some choice words about how rushed the art seemed. Image's RUMBLE #1 outsold some huge books from Marvel & DC. Sadly, All-New Captain America isn't selling too well. The book is tremendous and I pitch it often, but many people didn't like the previous run of Cap and haven't gone back since. Wytches continues to do great in here with more subscribers coming on with each issue!

It apparently is a Scott Synder world and we happen to live in it. Batman and Wytches kicked the crap out of everything else this week and then on the way out kicked the other titles on the ground for good measure.

Suicide Squad and Deathstroke back-issues were the movers of the week. Spawn back-issues slowed up, but just by a little bit from the previous couple of weeks.

Batman. 'Nuff said.

Big sales week. Lots of heavy hitters out. Half and half split between Marvel and DC for the top ten. Batman was #1 with Multiversity close behind. Sandman, of course, sold like mad and will continue to sell for the next two months if this issue is like the previous three.
Axis was Marvel's best seller. Ms. Marvel continues to be a big success for our store.

Wytches and Wicked + Divine were our best non-Big Two seller, just missing the top ten

Super solid week of books. As you can tell DC leads the way here. One Marvel book in my Top 10. X-Mas buying finally kicked in on Tuesday and its been crazy since then. Everything is selling.

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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