Bleeding Cool Bestseller List – 23rd March 2014 – It's All About Superman And Sex Criminals

superman-unchained-6A collation of the top ten charts of a number if disparate store, measuring sales on Wednesdays and Thursdays only, those who can't wait till the weekend to buy their comics. An indication of unstoppable desire….

Without the crossover events (or Batman) Superman Unchained has risen to the top this week, but the relaunch of Daredevil performs surprisingly well. Sex Criminals remains in the charts. And damn Harley Quinn, this is clearly DC's big new hit now. Expect more than just one San Diego Comic Con spinoff from this baby.

  1. Superman Unchained #6
  2. Uncanny X-Men #19.1
  3. Daredevil #1
  4. Harley Quinn #4
  5. Superior Spider-Man Annual #2
  6. Batman and Aquaman #29
  7. New Avengers #15
  8. Iron Man #23.NOW
  9. Sex Criminals #5
  10. Wolverine and the X Men #2

And thanks to the following retailers. Any other retailers who are interested in joining, get in touch!

And this is what they had to say…

Superior Spider-Man is still red hot. Superman Unchained still does very well. No complaints with this weeks new comics.

Interesting week–big sales but none of the usual best-seller suspects released. It's great to see a book like Sex Criminals bringing people into the shop on Wednesdays. People love this book.

An average week for books, nothing really stood out. people seemed more excited for my Moon Knight re-order than anything else. Daredevil was a big let down since it was the same as the other issues before it with just a #1 on the cover. Seems odd that Marvel would be angry that stores are not over ordering these issues when it is the same song and dance, over and over again.

New wave of brand new collectors starting up on the New 52. Like it was not hard enough to keep these books stocked. Now I have to start looking even harder and even on Ebay to see if I can catch a deal to keep the books in stock based on demand.

Great week in books. The only big flop was Iron Man. Usually when Marvel does a promotion where they give away free Masks & prints we see a significant bump in numbers. Not this time. We literally did not see one extra copy sold beyond what we normally sell. If Marvel were smart, they would have given away a free Mandarin Ring with each issue. That would have made fans CRAZY. The Lantern ring promotion was one of the best I've ever seen, you'd think they would have learned something from it. The New Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 did great here too. Not only did we sell a ton but customers who returned later in the week have been saying how much they enjoy the new creative team of Christos Gage & Rebekah Isaacs!

Superman Unchained #6 was our top seller even though it was about three months late (originally solicited to ship December 18. 2013) but Marvel took seven of our top ten spots. Ms. Marvel #1 may had been a sell out and a success, but we still have less than half of our #2's left. We now have customers who want every Image #1 that comes out. Suddenly it's that 1980's Marvel trend all over again.

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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