ComiXology Bestseller List, 25th January 2019 – You Can't Boycott Donny Cates…

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.

Bit of a lighter release calendar we have this week. As a result you'll notice many books are a higher place than usual (including the most underrated comic series currently, Kaijumax, finally cracking the Top 50. Recognition!). Marvel and DC have matched up very evenly, leading to a 5-5 tie. If I had to declare a winner, it would be DC, because as well as the return of Cyclops did, it still couldn't break the stranglehold Batman and Justice League continue to have on the Top 2.

While Guardians of the Galaxy is one the biggest franchises in the MCU, in the comic world it has performed under expectations recently. The last GOTG series often ranked in the mid-20's, barely beating the twice cancelled Iceman. So after a hiatus and an Infinity War shakeup, Marvel has decided this the right time for a return. And who did they tap for this endeavor? Rising comics superstar Donny Cates, and much like Venom, he resides over a massive double digit improvement over the previous incarnation. With a Top 10 debut, it appears the Donny Cates ComicsGate boycott is as effective as a North Korean missile.

Another former Dark Horse property gets a reboot with a new publisher, and this one has to sting. Buffy the Vampire Slayer was with Dark Horse for 20 years before moving to BOOM!. And in the first issue, it debuts at No. 12, around 20-30 spots better than Season 12. As much as I hate to admit it (because Buffy & Spike will be together forever! No one can convince me otherwise!), reboots and fresh starts are a necessity in the comics industry, giving curious fans a chance to dive in. In other indie news, Marjorie Liu's Monstress has returned from hiatus landing at an impressive No. 13, beating two Spider-Man titles.

Top 25 Overall:
Batman #63
Justice League #16
Uncanny X-Men Annual #1
Avengers #13
Shazam! #2
Guardians of the Galaxy #1
Star Wars #50
Immortal Hulk #12
The Wild Storm #19
Aquaman #55
Naomi #1
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1
Monstress #19
Superior Spider-Man #2
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #2
Teen Titans #26
The Batman Who Laughs #2
Fantastic Four #6
Superman #7

New Issue Rankings:
Batman #63
Justice League #16
Uncanny X-Men Annual #1
Avengers #13
Shazam! #2
Guardians of the Galaxy #1
Star Wars #50
Immortal Hulk #12
The Wild Storm #19
Aquaman #55
Naomi #1
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1
Monstress #19
Superior Spider-Man #2
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #2
Teen Titans #26
Outcast #38
Lucifer #4
Shuri #4
Man Without Fear #4
Sideways #12
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #90
Pearl #6
Oliver #1
Cover #5
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Terra Incognita #6
Die!Die!Die! #7
Damage #13
Aliens: Resistance #1
Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1956 #3
X-O Manowar #23
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #39
Crypt of Shadows #1
The Curse of Brimstone Annual #1
Witcher: Of Flesh and Flame #2
Exorsisters #4
Cloak and Dagger: Negative Exposure #2 (Marvel Digital Original)
Livewire #2
Blossoms: 666 #1
Stargate Atlantis Stargate Universe Anthology Ongoing #3
Hardcore #2
The Beauty #26
George R.R. Martin's A Clash Of Kings: The Comic Book #15
War Is Hell #1
Grimm Fairy Tales 2019 Annual
Black Butler #148
Regression #15
Kaijumax Season 4 #4
Mars Attacks #4
The Avant-Guards #1
Jim Henson's Beneath the Dark Crystal #6
StarCraft: Soldiers #1
Lightstep #3
Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One #20
Lunacy #0
Carson of Venus: The Flames Beyond #1
Smooth Criminals #3
Dissension #5
High Heaven #5
Rolled & Told #5
Tank Girl: Action Alley #2
Mae #11
Superb #16
Road of the Dead: Highway to Hell #3
Summit #12
Low Road West #5
Dead Mount Death Play #24
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rise of the TMNT #4

Old Issue Rankings
The Batman Who Laughs #2
Fantastic Four #6
Superman #7
Uncanny X-Men #10
Return of Wolverine #4
Invaders #1
Detective Comics #996
Amazing Spider-Man #13
Justice League Dark #7
Conan the Barbarian #2
Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter #1 (Marvel Digital Original)
Star Wars: Age Of The Republic Special #1
Young Justice #1
Hawkman #8
Black Widow #1
The Wicked + The Divine #41
The Flash #62
Wonder Woman #62
Venom #10
Red Hood: Outlaw #30
Titans #33
The Batman Who Laughs #1
Die #2
Marvel Comics Presents #1
Goddess Mode #2

Best Selling Collections & Graphic Novels:
Deadly Class Vol. 1: Reagan Youth (50% off)
Spider-Man: Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man by Peter David – The Complete Collection
Deadly Class Vol. 2: Kids of the Black Hole (50% off)
Deadly Class Vol. 3: The Snake Pit (50% off)
Cosmic Ghost Rider: Baby Thanos Must Die
X-Men Forever Vol. 2: The Secret History of the Sentinels
Flash: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition – Book 1 (24% off)
Daughters Of The Dragon: Samurai Bullets
Flash: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition – Book 3 (24% off)
Flash: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition – Book 2 (24% off)
X-Men Forever Vol. 1: Picking Up Where We Left Off
X-Men Forever Vol. 3: Come to Mother… Russia
X-Men Forever 2 Vol. 3: Perfect World
Mutant X: The Complete Collection Vol. 1
Green Arrow (2016) Vol. 6: Trial of Two Cities (23% off)
X-Men Forever Vol. 4: Devil in a White Dress
X-Men Forever 2 Vol. 1: Back in Action
X-Men Forever 2 Vol. 2: Scream a Little Scream
X-Men Forever Vol. 5: Once More… Into the Breach
New X-Men By Grant Morrison Vol. 7: Here Comes Tomorrow
The Flash (2016) Vol. 8: Flash War (23% off)
Mera: Queen of Atlantis (54% off)
X-Men: The Complete Age Of Apocalypse Epic Book 1
Fight Club 2 (New Edition) (58% off)
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 3: Amazing Fantasy (57% off)
X-Men: Days of Future Past
The Flash by Mark Waid Book Five (24% off)
Earth X
X-Men '92 Vol. 2: Lilapalooza
Titans (2016) Vol. 4: Titans Apart (23% off)
Polar: Came From the Cold (50% off)
X-Men: The End Book One
Fearless Defenders Vol. 1: Doom Maidens
Green Arrow by Kevin Smith (12% off)
X-Men '92 Vol. 1: The World is a Vampire
Green Arrow: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition – Book 1 (24% off)
X-Treme X-Men Vol. 1: Xavier Must Die
Avenging Spider-Man: The Good, The Green & The Ugly
Zatanna by Paul Dini (80% off)
X-Men: The End Book Three
Supergirl: Being Super (54% off)
X-Men: The End Book Two
Supergirl (2016) Vol. 4: Plain Sight (54% off)
Wonder Woman: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition – Book 1 (76% off)
Fearless Defenders Vol. 2: The Most Fabulous Fighting Team of All
Titans (2016) Vol. 1: The Return of Wally West (23% off)
X-Men: The Complete Age of Apocalypse Epic Book 3
Daredevil: Back In Black Vol. 8: Death of Daredevil
Wonder Woman: The Rebirth Deluxe Edition – Book 2 (76% off)

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