Bleeding Cool Bestseller List – 30th November 2014 – Returnal Eternal

STK655840This 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.

Batman Eternal rockets back to the top spot without pesky Axis, Spider-Verse and Robin to get in the way, and Matt Fraction and Christian Ward's ODY-C makes a strong showing. The Daredevil word about Superior Iron Man clearly got out (I wonder how), Deathstroke keeps attention and people seem to be digging the Johns/Romita run on Superman as well…

  1. Batman Eternal #34
  2. New Avengers #27
  3. Superior Iron Man #2
  4. Superman #36
  5. Deathstroke #2
  6. ODY-C #1
  7. Gotham By Midnight #1
  8. New 52: Future's End #30
  9. Spider-Man 2099 #6
  10. Captain America Avengers #2

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Thanks to DC's weeklies continue to perform quite well, and Gotham by Midnight got off to a great start! Marvel and DC had a strong week, pushing the best-selling Image title (Ody-C) down to 12th place.

Sold through 2 copies of Fantastic Four #52, the first Black Panther appearance, this week. Also seeing renewed interest in early Falcon appearances.

Soft week in the Comic book world this week.  ODYC takes the number #1 spot and Image continues to strengthen its relationship with retailers with the inventory stock programs.  Marvel and DC get a little drop off this week.  Next couple of weeks will be a challenge for Marvel and Dc to maintain their market shares with Independents starting to be in every stack at the registers.

Weird week for sales with the Thursday holiday. Much smaller Wednesday but much larger Friday. Our list is odd as well because we were shorted our entire order of Axis #6 last week, so maybe I shouldn't have but inlcuded its sales on our list. Numbers are down across all titles this week.

Ody-c sold very well, just missing the top ten.

Again, its very hard to judge this week. Superman's shelf copies are starting to pile up but we have a strong number of subscribers to that title. Same with Flash and Aquaman.
Good number of people came back for Deathstroke #2 which is promising.

Sort of a quiet week in comics here. Due to the holiday we had a ton of people in on Wednesday and most of them remarked on how small a week it was from all the publishers. ODY-C from Matt Fraction sold okay, but some people were turned off by the 8 page fold out middle. Lots of decent sellers out this week but nothing was a massive seller.

Image Comics ruled the week, but that was because DC and Marvel put most of the heavy hitters out the week before. Odcy #1 was the top book, but that will slip quickly where as the main stay's like Lazarus and Wayward will be the consistent sellers in the months to come.

Amazing Spider-Man Civil War issues were the only back-issue sellers so far for the week since many people are waiting for Black Friday sales.

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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