Bleeding Cool Bestseller List – 22nd September 2014 – The Futures End That Could

Justice_League_Futures_End_Vol_1_1_3DThis 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.

Well, The Death Of Wolverine slipping into Octoer, gave DC a clear shot at the top spot with their Futures End titles, which they took with Justice League. The revived Doctor Ock Spider-Man did pretty well, too. and Multiversity demonstrates staying power for the comic that no one actually has a clue what it's about yet. If ever. And it was matched on the chart by Avengers… the crossover was a ridiculous idea but people seem to be reacting to both books in a similar fashion…

  1. Justice League: Futures End #1
  2. Superior Spider-Man #33
  3. Batman Eternal #24
  4. Multiversity Super-Heroes #1
  5. Avengers #35
  6. Batman & Robin: Futures End #1
  7. All-New X-Men #32
  8. Edge Of Spider-Verse #2
  9. Uncanny X-Men #26 
  10. Uncanny Avengers #24

Thanks to the following retailers,

Who had this to say…..

I've seen some stores saying that the 3D covers aren't selling, but they are doing great here. And people are commenting on how they are liking the stories, where the Villains month thing didn't work for them. Batman Eternal is still the king. No real bump for Avengers even though Marvel thought it would be a boom. Nice to see interest in the Gwen Stacy Spider-Verse book. Multiversity doing as well as I had hoped.

Awesome week in New Comics. It was pretty much dominated by Marvel. The Avengers and X-books sold like crazy, like they usually do. But Spider-verse gained some serious steam this week. Customers are already talking about how much they love Spider-Gwen. Marvel needs to make a series happen ASAP.

Great to see the return of Remender & Craig's Deadly Class, I've had a lot of customers asking about it. DC's Lenticular covers continue to sell just OKAY. Far less interest than last year and even some of the people who were all in for week 1 have begun only picking and choosing.

Guardians of the Galaxy back issues continue to fly out of here with no end in sight.

Another week, another list with three Bat-titles.. Futures End one-shots are down over all vs. Villians Month a year ago. Tons of standard editions still sitting on the shelves. 
Multiversity is a big success. 

While not making the top ten, had a lot of people jumping on with Deadly Class #7. 

Lots and lots of complaints about Marvel's $4.99 books. It hasn't really translated into fewer sales yet. Edge of Spider-verse has done very well. Going to have to get some 2nd ptgs for sure. 
Decent sales over all.

Edge of Spider-Verse was the week's surprise hit. Thor #25 was the week's surprise flop… no one cared, and this continued image of Thor trying to pick up a hammer on the moon is quickly becoming a silly joke meme.

There's gold in DC Silver Age books! Strong sales on classic Batman, Justice League, and Superman as some fans dissatisfied with the depiction of those characters in the New 52 continue to vote with their dollars–and their votes go to the classic DC characters instead!

Good week for sales over-all, however no books really pulled around from the pack. I think with all the titles released people are picking and choosing titles and everything is just balancing out for average sales on each book.

Back-issues on the move this week were Wonder Woman and Justice League. Expect Flash and Daredevil to kick into gear next week or the following for sure.

People are buying all of the 3D covers which is a boost to sales. No Death of Wolverine 3? Sold out of Death of Wolverine 3 already? These questions were asked a lot thanks to Marvel not letting anyone know they are delayed till the last minute. Superior Spiderman is still a strong seller.

Pretty quite on back issue sales this week. Previous back issues of Batman's current 52 series still sell well. Sold the first issue again along with other issues from his newest run. I expect Deadpool back issues to be red hot with the announcement that he will indeed be featured in an upcoming movie. About time! 'Nuff said.

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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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