Bleeding Cool Bestseller List – 6th March 2015 – The Black Ranger

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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.

And this week, the traditionals of Star Wars, Spider-Man, Walking Dead and X-Men get a new, very colourful challenger to their ranks… go go Power Rangers…

  • 1. Darth Vader #17
  • 2. Spider-Man #2
  • 3. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1
  • 4. Walking Dead #152
  • 5. Old Man Logan #3
  • 6. Deadpool #8
  • 7. Uncanny X-Men #4
  • 8. Invincible Iron Man #7
  • 9. Uncanny Avengers #6
  • 10. Black Widow #1

Thanks to the following retailers

Who had this to say,

Power Rangers owned this week.  In fact, everyday, it has been the #1 selling comic book.  Walking Dead and Darth Vader take 2nd and 3rd. Marvel pretty much takes all the other spots.  Another castle gets in the top ten as well.  This was the week of the fan, not the comic book fan,but the Pop Culture fan.  We were very happy with the new line of customers that came in and signed most up for pull boxes.

Nothing can match the power of the dark side as Darth Vader clobbers the competition this week.Black Widow even beat out what should have been the obvious winner this week Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.Hope MMPR is a slow burn with nice steady sales instead of just burning out from the beginning.

Power Rangers had a lot of hype, but not too much sales wise for us. Hopefully that picks up later on. Walking Dead was the top for us. And DC only made the list with Green Lantern #50 because of all the talk about it potentially leading to DC Rebirth.

New Mutants back issues continue to be hot thanks to Deadpool and the talks of the X-Force movie.

Renewed interest in Silver Age Iron Man and Silver Age Captain America in the lead-in to Captain America: Civil War. NO interest in Batman, Superman, or Wonder Woman in the lead-in to Batman V Superman… doesn't bode well.

Remember when there used to be a company called DC that published comics? Judging from our sales this week, they're a part of history now. Not a single DC book made our top ten–and in fact, only one DC book made our Top Twenty! Talk about making yourself irrelevant…

Everything New 52 is selling out in droves.The issues i filled up on last weekend are all gone in a blink of an eye and am hopeful to have some more in stock by this weekend…but how long will they last is the real question.

There being five Wednesdays for this month I knew it would be a lighter and slower week but wow it was very slow this week. Even regular strong sellers like Darth Vader and Walking Dead had less sales for when they first come out than than in the past. Hoping next week will get people more excited.

Top and bottom heavy for Marvel.

Remember when there used to be a company called DC that published comics? Judging from our sales this week, they're a part of history now. Not a single DC book made our top ten–and in fact, only one DC book made our Top Twenty! Talk about making yourself irrelevant…

Renewed interest in Silver Age Iron Man and Silver Age Captain America in the lead-in to Captain America: Civil War. NO interest in Batman, Superman, or Wonder Woman in the lead-in to Batman V Superman… doesn't bode well.

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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