ComiXology Bestseller List, 1st March 2019 – Heroes Not In Crisis

Matthew Snyder writes,

Welcome to the ComiXology Bestseller list, your guide to see how well your favorite titles are selling digitally. Every week I'll post the ranking of every new title, plus a ranking of the best selling volumes & graphic novels. As always, I hope you find it interesting and informative.

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The last week of a regular month usually means DC domination, and this week was no different. Heroes in Crisis topped the charts yet again, as DC took the top 4 spots and won the Top 10 battle with a score of DC 6, Marvel 3, Image 1. The Flash landed at No. 2 with the end of The Price crossover, so we'll see if this has any long term effect on The Flash's sales, which have been falling since the end of Flash War. Detective Comics beat Action Comics for the first time since the Bendis takeover of Superman, although that's most likely due to the fact that Detective Comics #1000 is on the horizon. (On the other hand, I have heard some people say they got back into Detective Comics because of Peter Tomasi, so it might be a mixture of factors).

A tale of two Ta-Nehisi Coates titles: Captain America is still in the Top 10 eight issues in, helping tremendously in restoring Cap's reputation among comic fans. My God, Coates is so great at moving past terrible Nazi debacles, Tila Tequila just hired him as her PR rep. Unfortunately, his other comic, Black Panther, has not fared as well since the start of Fresh Start. Launching at No. 14 in the New Issue Rankings in May, it's now at No. 25 this week. My best guess? It appears audiences aren't responding to the combination of Black Panther and space battles.

Don't take it too hard, Ta-Nehisi. Many combinations of great things don't turn out like we wanted them to. Like pizza and chocolate syrup. Or chicken wings and chocolate syrup. Or meat loaf and chocolate…  well you get the point. (When you're a fat kid with no friends home alone all summer, the fridge is your laboratory). Marvel might need a well-advertised "Black Panther Returns to Earth" arc to get sales back to Legacy numbers. (Although if do you like the Black Panther in space storyline, go ahead and comment below. I can't speak for everybody).

Speaking of slipping books, Martian Manhunter is also struggling, but falling at a much faster rate. After a rock solid debut at No. 11 in December, it has slipped 11 spots two issues later, landing at No. 22 in the New Issue Rankings. I'm personally shocked, as I thought its beautiful depiction of Martian lovemaking would grab headlines and lead to a sales frenzy. Alas, not everything can be Batpenis…

#bringbackblade

Top 25 Overall:

  1. Heroes in Crisis #6
  2. The Flash #65
  3. Detective Comics #999
  4. Action Comics #1008
  5. Fantastic Four #7
  6. The Wicked + The Divine #42
  7. Amazing Spider-Man #16
  8. Shazam! #3
  9. Captain America #8
  10. Wonder Woman #65
  11. Daredevil #2
  12. Justice League Odyssey #6
  13. Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #29
  14. Age of X-Man: X-Tremists #1
  15. Life is Strange #4
  16. West Coast Avengers #8
  17. Superior Spider-Man #3
  18. Avengers: No Road Home #3
  19. Buffy the Vampire Slayer #2
  20. X-Force #3
  21. The Terrifics #13
  22. Martian Manhunter #3
  23. Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1
  24. Umbrella Academy Vol. 1: Apocalypse Suite
  25. Invaders #2

New Issue Rankings:

  1. Heroes in Crisis #6
  2. The Flash #65
  3. Detective Comics #999
  4. Action Comics #1008
  5. Fantastic Four #7
  6. The Wicked + The Divine #42
  7. Amazing Spider-Man #16
  8. Shazam! #3
  9. Captain America #8
  10. Wonder Woman #65
  11. Daredevil #2
  12. Justice League Odyssey #6
  13. Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #29
  14. Age of X-Man: X-Tremists #1
  15. Life is Strange #4
  16. West Coast Avengers #8
  17. Superior Spider-Man #3
  18. Avengers: No Road Home #3
  19. Buffy the Vampire Slayer #2
  20. X-Force #3
  21. The Terrifics #13
  22. Martian Manhunter #3
  23. Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1
  24. Invaders #2
  25. Black Panther #9
  26. Batman Beyond #29
  27. Books of Magic #5
  28. Batgirl #32
  29. Savage Sword of Conan #2
  30. Outcast #39
  31. Mage: The Hero Denied #15
  32. Firefly #4
  33. Sideways #13
  34. Star Trek: The Q Conflict #2
  35. Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #2
  36. John Wick #5
  37. Captain Marvel: Braver and Mightier #1
  38. The Silencer #14
  39. Hex Wives #5
  40. Atomic Robo and the Dawn of a New Era #3
  41. Marvel Comics Presents #2
  42. Aliens: Resistance #2
  43. Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. #4
  44. Black Panther vs. Deadpool #5
  45. Man-Eaters #6
  46. The Realm #11
  47. Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #40
  48. Oliver #2
  49. Fight Club 3 #2
  50. Old Lady Harley #5
  51. Ice Cream Man #10
  52. Redlands #11
  53. Cloak and Dagger: Negative Exposure #3 (Marvel Digital Original)
  54. The Forgotten Queen #1
  55. Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Coronation #11
  56. Bloodshot Rising Spirit #4
  57. Scooby-Doo Team-Up #93 (99-cent digital first)
  58. Crimson Lotus #4
  59. League of Legends: Ashe: Warmother Special Edition #3 (Digital delay)
  60. Hardcore #3
  61. Goblin Slayer #33
  62. Wyrd #2
  63. Bone Parish #7
  64. Grimm Fairy Tales 2019 Giant Size
  65. Hack/Slash vs. Chaos #3
  66. Betty & Veronica #3
  67. Goblin Slayer: Brand New Day #8
  68. Rose #17
  69. The Avant-Guards #2
  70. Prison Witch #1
  71. Vampirella vs. Reanimator #3
  72. Punks Not Dead: London Calling #1
  73. Sweetie #1
  74. Princeless Book 7: Find Yourself #5
  75. Hinowa ga CRUSH! #17
  76. Smooth Criminals #4
  77. Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler #62
  78. Summit #13
  79. Quincredible #4
  80. Street Clothes #1
  81. Zorro: Legendary Adventures #3
  82. Albert Einstein: Time Mason #5
  83. Soulfire #8
  84. Megaghost #3

Old Issue Rankings:

  1. Batman #65
  2. Uncanny X-Men #12
  3. Heroes in Crisis #3 (75% off)
  4. Wolverine: Infinity Watch #1
  5. Swamp Thing: Winter Special #1
  6. Batman/Elmer Fudd #1
  7. Justice League #18
  8. Return of Wolverine #5
  9. Guardians of the Galaxy #2
  10. Heroes in Crisis #1 (75% off)
  11. Avengers #15
  12. Doomsday Clock #3 (80% off)
  13. Doomsday Clock #2 (80% off)
  14. Naomi #2
  15. The Wild Storm #20

Best Selling Collections & Graphic Novels:

  1. Umbrella Academy Vol. 1: Apocalypse Suite
  2. Marvels: The Remastered Edition
  3. Umbrella Academy Vol. 2: Dallas
  4. Batman (2016) Vol. 8: Cold Days (23% off)
  5. The Omega Men (2015) (18% off)
  6. Mister Miracle (2017) (6% off)
  7. Saga Vol. 9 (58% off)
  8. Gideon Falls Vol. 1: The Black Barn (63% off)
  9. Batman (2016) Vol. 7: The Wedding (23% off)
  10. Daredevil: The Man Without Fear (67% off)
  11. Daredevil: Yellow (64% off)
  12. Oblivion Song by Kirkman & De Felici Vol. 1 (63% off)
  13. Saga Vol. 8 (58% off)
  14. Monstress Vol. 3 (62% off)
  15. Marvels: Eye of the Camera
  16. Monstress Vol. 1 (63% off)
  17. Paper Girls Vol. 5 (60% off)
  18. The Mighty Thor (2015) Vol. 5: The Death of the Mighty Thor
  19. Dark Nights: Metal- Deluxe Edition (70% off)
  20. Batman (2016) Vol. 6: Bride or Burglar (23% off)
  21. Saga Vol. 7 (58% off)
  22. Isola Vol. 1 (63% off)
  23. Batman (2016) Vol. 4: The War of Jokes and Roses (23% off)
  24. Batman (2016) Vol. 5: The Rules of Engagement (23% off)
  25. Sheriff of Babylon Vol. 1: Bang. Bang. Bang. (21% off)
  26. Batman (2016) Vol. 2: I Am Suicide (23% off)
  27. Daredevil: Born Again (60% off)
  28. Sheriff of Babylon Vol. 2: Pow. Pow. Pow. (23% off)
  29. Batman (2016) Vol. 3: I Am Bane (23% off)
  30. My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies (59% off)
  31. Grayson (2014) Vol. 5: Spiral's End (23% off)
  32. Battle Angel Alita: Last Order Omnibus Vol. 1 (50% off)
  33. Monstress Vol. 2 (58% off)
  34. Descender Vol. 6: The Machine War (62% off)
  35. The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 7: Mothering Invention (57% off)
  36. Batman (2016) Vol. 1: I Am Gotham (23% off)
  37. Thor: Godstorm
  38. Ultimates 2 (2016) Vol. 1: Troubleshooters (64% off)
  39. Grayson (2014) Vol. 2: We All Die at Dawn (21% off)
  40. Paper Girls Vol. 4 (58% off)
  41. Amazing Spider-Man by Nick Spencer Vol. 2: Friends and Foes
  42. Skyward Vol. 1: My Low-G Life (63% off)
  43. Dark Nights: Metal- Dark Knights Rising (70% off)
  44. East of West Vol. 8 (60% off)
  45. Saga Vol. 6 (58% off)
  46. Grayson (2014) Vol. 4: A Ghost in the Tomb (23% off)
  47. The Immortal Hulk Vol. 2: The Green Door
  48. Paper Girls Vol. 3 (60% off)
  49. Thunderbolts Classic Vol. 1
  50. Ultimates 2 (2016) Vol. 2: Eternity War (67% off)

About Rich Johnston

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