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Bleeding Cool Bestseller List – Predictably Villain's Month, But The Star Wars Surprises

thestarwars1A collation of the top ten charts of a number if disparate stores, measuring sales on Wednesdays and Thursdays only, those who can't wait till the weekend to buy their comics. A indication of unstoppable desire….

DC has dominated sales in comic stores across the country this week, with the Wednesday Warriors diving on the DC Villains Month titles. But even in that 3D grabathon, the likes of Infinity, X-Men and Spider-Man peek their heads through. And The Star Wars #1, an adaptation of George Lucas' original plans for Star Wars made a huge splash for Dark Horse. My employer Avatar Press would probably like me to mention that God Is Dead #1 came eleventh.

  1. Batman #23.1 Joker
  2. Forever Evil #1
  3. Infinity #2
  4. Justice League #23.1 Darkseid
  5. All New X-Men #16
  6. X-Men Battle of the Atom #1
  7. Batman Robin #23.1 Two Face
  8. Superior Spider-Man #17
  9. The Star Wars #1
  10. Detective #23.1 Poison Ivy

Thanks to the following retailers;

And now for some of their quotes;

Amidst all this DC Villains Month shenanigans, the most requested comic this week: The Star Wars #1. No one asked for Mocking Dead #1. These Villains Month covers are cool to look at, but so was all those holographic, embossed, fifth color covers of old that are almost forgotten in boxes. Some of those comics are in collectors boxes with bags and boards, others are in dollar boxes…

Huge week for sales. Love it or hate it, the fact remains that DC Comics will be paying many stores rent this month since all the 3-D covers will sell out. The Star Wars and God is Dead #1 held their ground with huge onslaught from the "Big Two".

Not much going on with most of the customers money going to new books this week, but i would say that Batman back-issues still sold better than any other back-issues this week.

Thought I ordered enough 'The Star Wars #1' – got 70 copies at one location and still sold out in less than 24 hours. Nice. Glad to see Dark Horse doing well with the book – I thought it would be big, just didn't expect this big…

frustrating trying to convince 3-D collectors to get FOREVER EVIL #1. It was excellent and the spin-off one shots aren't even close in quality to Johns/Finch on that book. Their loss…

Strong week across the board.  Avatar was our #1 selling book with God is Dead.  DC overall as a combined publisher owned the week by the first hour of being open with solid sales on every title across the board.  We expect stronger sells next week and a push for this weeks covers for new buyer next week on the Villain titles.

DC's 3D covers are not flying off the shelves,  but nonetheless it's shaping up to be a very nice week, with plenty of good stuff for folks to read.

Very solid Wednesday, did not meet my goal of $20k but we got close, only ran out of 3 of the 13 3D covers. Biggest surprise was The Star Wars #1 – based on the original draft, thought it would get lost in the hoopla of Infinity, Forever Evil, Villains Month, and the launch of Battle of the Atom.

Next week should be good as well with the East of West trade shipping!

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Rich JohnstonAbout 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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