Bleeding Cool Bestseller List – 23rd August 2015 – We've Been In The Wars

JUN151442While it's Star Wars that (now) traditionally takes the top spot, the bigger surprise is Invader Zim rising up the chart with its second issue. Clearly a lot of Zim-love to share…

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.

  • 1. Star Wars #8
  • 2. Justice League #43
  • 3. Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows #4
  • 4. House Of M #1
  • 5. Invader Zim #2
  • 6. Robin Son Of Batman #3
  • 7. Guardians Of Knowhere #3
  • 8. Star Wars: Kanan #5
  • 9. Harley Quinn & Power Girl #3
  • 10. Superman Wonder Woman #20

Thanks to the following retailers,

And this is what they say,

The Force is with Invader Zim #2 this week. As the new generation comes in strong making it #1 this week in sales. Invader Zim #1 2nd print comes in 6th as well. Star Wars #8 and Kanan #5 take 2nd and 5th place this week. Rick and Morty comes in a very strong 7th spot. Marvel rounds up 8,9 and 10th spots. The Big Surprise was Young Terrorists that took 4th and if we would have ordered more than Invader Zim it would have been in 1st place this week. This book was hot with a sale out in less than 1 hour of all 3 covers. Harley Power Girl comes in 3rd. The new generation is coming in strong buying heavy in indies. Marvel and DC comics continue to distance them self from these customer with no relative covers and stories. Back issues of Fight Club blow up as well.

This is probably the most diverse Top Ten we've had in a long time. Star Wars clearly took the top spot, but we also have the latest issue of IDW's TMNT series, which has been steadily picking up steam as it reaches issue 50. There's a pretty even split between Marvel, DC, and Image in our list.

Pretty strong sales for a pretty blah week. DC managed to eke out two spots. Justice League was our #2 of the week, just barely beating Renew Your Vows. Robin, Son of Batman continues to do well.

Archie #2 managed to make the top ten but didn't sell close to the numbers of #1.

House of M charted the highest for Marvel next to Renew Your Vows.

The rest of their charting books were no surprise- Guardians, Spider-Verse, Armor Wars..

1872 #2 also made the list, despite western books never doing well. Biggest thud of the week was Howard the Human. We sold one copy. One. Oh, and the #1 seller of the week was some licensed sci-fi book.

Jae Lee designer figures look great and sold well despite more complaints than usual lately about the fragility of DC action figures.

The Darkseid War is doing better than Convergence (main title). Sorta almost surprises. Then again….

DC only manages two books in the top ten, and the one-time top seller Justice League barely breaks our top five, defeated by three Marvel books and a Rat Queens Special! Surely someone at Warner is beginning to wonder how DC went off the rails…

Strong sales on pre-hero Marvels in the past week, with Kirby and Ditko being the main draw.

This is probably the most diverse Top Ten we've had in a long time. Star Wars clearly took the top spot, but we also have the latest issue of IDW's TMNT series, which has been steadily picking up steam as it reaches issue 50. There's a pretty even split between Marvel, DC, and Image in our list.

Star Wars #8 was top of the charts which was no surprise. Justice League is still strong and the Secret War tie-ins were steady. Will be interesting to see what the next few weeks will bring us since we are right around the corner to another 5 wed month.

Anything Star Wars is moving on the back-issue front. Iron man back issues were the curious movers unless people are expecting big things with the new launch this October, but i just don't see it.

Good week. Star Wars of course was number one. Justice League did very well. House of M did terrible. Has so many Secret Wars spin offs taken a toll on readership?

Harley Quinn. Anything with Harley Quinn is in demand.

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.

twitter   facebook square   instagram   globe