Bleeding Cool Bestseller List: Superior Spider-Man Beats Out Everything

Superior_Spider-Man_Vol_1_25_TextlessThis 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 the reappearance of a certain someone in Superior Spider-Man seems to have taken it to the top. But you know? Justice League Of America doesn't seem to have done too bad either and they were neck and neck.

  1. Superior Spider-Man #25
  2. Justice League Of America #11
  3. All-New X-Men #21
  4. Uncanny X-Men #16
  5. Amazing X-Men #3
  6. Superman Wonder Woman #4
  7. Miracleman #1
  8. Night Of The Living Deadpool #1
  9. Batgirl #27
  10. Thor God of Thunder #17

Thanks to these contributing retailers (get in touch to join them!)

And here is a few things they had to say

Night Of The Living Deadpool #1 and Miracleman #1 sold well, but not enough to make the top ten. We are giving the Deadpool The Gauntlet #1 comic to all our pull and hold customers, rather than making buttons out of them. So far none of them have any desire to download any comics. They will however, be interested in any future print copies, but I believe Marvel needs to realize that although this promotion can be seen as a blatant attempt to steal our customers away from us, they don't want digital they want print.

Strong week considering that only a couple of titles really stood out. Miracleman performed better than expected, but Superior Spider-Man was the clear winner.

McFarlane books were the flavor of the week with massive amounts of back-issues for Incredible Hulk and Spider-Man moving.Lazarus was a close second moving complete sets of 1-5 a least once a day.

KIMOTA! Miracleman kicked ass (and eventually sold out).

Something for everyone this week – nice to start seeing a normal level of customer getting back into the weekly pick up habit..

The Christmas bills are evidently coming in, as more customers are calling to sell unwanted bits of their collections. Almost no one was selling for the first two weeks of the month and this week we got slammed with multiple collections coming in each day…

While selling out, Readers had a tepid response to Miracleman #1, leaving me a bit concerned. Superior #25 on the other hand, was met with much glee.

X-Files Conspiracy #1 is high on my list only because of the multiple covers which several people wanted all 5 of. Miracleman #1 came in at #12 on my list, tied with Nova. I sold half of my order plus one copy, so I view that as break even at this point and I'm happy I went with my gut and didn't go near the incentives.

I'm not seeing any extra movement on the All New Marvel NOW! Pretend #1s.

Marvel Dominated this week in a big way. Three X-books in one week put them on top easily, not to mention a monster of an issue of Superior Spidey that was the most talked about book of the week by far. Miracleman #1 did good but not as good as we were expecting. Lots of younger fans who had heard about it for years flipped through it and were turned off by the amount of old black and white material in the back. DC fans ate up JLA like crazy but were sure to tell me they are going crazy waiting for the next issue of Forever Evil. Ed Brubakers Velvet continues to be in the top ten here and people LOVE that book, with good reason!

DC & Image trades continue to outsell Marvel 2 or 3 to one. Perhaps they need to rethink their strategy on those weird little hardcovers they are doing. Customers in our shop HATE them.



About Rich Johnston

Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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