Bleeding Cool Bestseller List 27th December 2015: One Day Every Comic Will Begin With The Letters DAR…


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.

Not only did every store surveyed name Dark Knight III #2 as their bestseller, but also Darth Vader #14 as their second…

1. Dark Knight III: The Master Race #2
2. Darth Vader #14
3. Amazing Spider-Man #5
4. Justice League of America #6
5. Extraordinary X-Men #4
6. Batman & Robin Eternal #12
7. Saga #32
8. Daredevil #2
9. Superman #47
10. Deadpool #4

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Marvel dropped the ball by NOT releasing the C-3PO SPECIAL #1 today – could have been the weeks best seller, beating even DK III #2 – as EVERY SINGLE customers conversation was 'Did you see Star Wars?' – could have EASILY segued that into a sell of the missing back story for C-3PO's arm. End of February? Not so much. Right now it's on everyone's mind. Terribly lost opportunity.

Typical crazy busy last WEDNESDAY before CHRISTMAS – with lists and people picking up 'neat' looking back issues (silver-age/modern age) stuff as gifts.

Good news for DC: 5 of their books are in the Top Ten. The bad news for Marvel: it's not that DC's books have gotten better, it's that most of the All-New All-Different Marvel books are total crap that readers are dropping from their reading lists. Readers who were excited about the idea of Patsy Walker, Hellcat hated what they saw–hated it so much, in fact, that they refused to even invest in the first issue. Women readers seemed to be the most bothered by the book's implication that the only way to appeal to a female audience is to give them a stereotypically "girly" storyline rather than a strong superhero story.

Strong interest in mid-grade Marvel Silver Age books–not a surprise at Christmas, since a lot of people are buying "splurge books" as Christmas gifts.

Great two days for being right before a major holiday. DC's Harley's Little Black Book variants keep doing very well. Dark Knight III 2 still very hot and easily our number one book. Darth Vader showing the power of the dark side took the second spot. Happy Holidays everyone.

Wide range of back issues sold thanks to so many people from out of town in for Christmas. Nice to see.

Great Wed for sales with people coming in to get the new releases for Christmas reading.Not so much on the gift buying this year around. I think Star Wars effected that with people spending much of the time at the mall since they already had to fight the crowd to get a ticket.

DKIII #2 held the top spot, but Vader was real close to taking that top spot away. The rest performed decent with the exception of Image titles that continue to dwindle each and every week.

Batman back-issues continue to be the movers with new issues and old alike with a little Star Wars from the 70's run for good measure.

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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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