ComiXology Bestseller List, 5th July 2019 – The Walking Dead Tops The Charts With 6 Issues In Top 25

Matthew Snyder compiles the best-selling ComiXology titles this week, both old and new. And there's one very predictable best-seller, which brings a number of back issues with it…

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.

In The Walking Dead #193, Michonne Reads Off The Back Of The Collections (Spoilers)

Today, we pay our respects as we lay to rest a true titan of the comics industry: Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead. After 16 years and 193 issues, Kirkman shocked the world on Tuesday by announcing this latest issue would the last in the famed zombie saga.

And I think it's safe to say no other indie comic has come close to the pop culture phenomenon Kirkman's creation has become. The Walking Dead is now a household name right up there with Batman & Superman. Hell, when I dressed up as Negan for Halloween, I didn't have to explain it anyone for the first time ever: everyone just got it. (And I had to explain Bane to these people. In 2012! That was like the most popular costume that year!) Seriously, this series is older than the iPhone and YouTube. When it debuted, Kill Bill Vol. 1 was in theaters, CSI was the most popular show on TV, Saddam was still on the run, and gas was $1.59 a gallon. (Sorry if I made you feel old).

And it has been Image's second-best digital seller (next to Saga, which is in the middle of one of the most excruciating hiatuses in comic history), only failing to make No. 1 twice: once to The Batwedding and once to Doomsday Clock. And now it's gone. It was our M.A.S.H. finale. Our Cheers finale. Our Friends finale. Only we can understand.

So go ahead and tell us in the comments what the Walking Dead meant to you. But no spoilers, I will not tolerate them! I mean, I have no power to delete them so I can't stop you. But I will frown upon them, I promise you!

But now to the weekly Top 10 competition. DC has lost two straight weeks. And now with Batman delayed, will they have enough to snap a rare losing streak. Let's see:

  • DC: 29
  • Marvel: 14
  • Image: 11

Yep, more than enough. Justice League & DCeased lead the way for DC, but Lois Lane is the big story this week, making the Top 10 in her debut. She's a strong, independent woman who doesn't need any Man of Steel.

Alright, I'm off to a barbecue, where I'll socialize with the same people I had to explain Bane to 7 years ago. I figure it'll take 30 minutes before the conversation outside gets political, so I need to be indoors with a plate by then. Wish me luck, and I'll see you next week.

#bringbackblade

#savesantaclaritadiet

Top 25 Overall:

  1. The Walking Dead #193
  2. Justice League #27
  3. DCeased #3
  4. Uncanny X-Men #21
  5. Immortal Hulk #20
  6. The Green Lantern #9
  7. The Wild Storm #24
  8. Lois Lane #1
  9. Savage Avengers #3
  10. The Walking Dead #192
  11. The Walking Dead #191 (50% off)
  12. Black Hammer: Age of Doom #11
  13. Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds #1
  14. Buffy the Vampire Slayer #6
  15. The Walking Dead #190 (50% off)
  16. War of the Realms #6
  17. Adventures of the Super Sons #12
  18. Age of X-Man: Prisoner X #5
  19. Superman: Up in the Sky #1
  20. Batman: Damned #3
  21. The Walking Dead #189 (50% off)
  22. Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #10
  23. Ms. Marvel Annual #1
  24. The Walking Dead #188 (50% off)
  25. The Dreaming #11

New Issue Rankings:

  1. The Walking Dead #193
  2. Justice League #27
  3. DCeased #3
  4. Uncanny X-Men #21
  5. Immortal Hulk #20
  6. The Green Lantern #9
  7. The Wild Storm #24
  8. Lois Lane #1
  9. Savage Avengers #3
  10. Black Hammer: Age of Doom #11
  11. Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds #1
  12. Buffy the Vampire Slayer #6
  13. Adventures of the Super Sons #12
  14. Age of X-Man: Prisoner X #5
  15. Superman: Up in the Sky #1
  16. Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #10
  17. Ms. Marvel Annual #1
  18. The Dreaming #11
  19. Giant Days #52
  20. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #46
  21. Dead Man Logan #9
  22. Star Wars: Target Vader #1
  23. Deathstroke #45
  24. Batgirl #36
  25. The Punisher #13
  26. Fantastic Four: The Prodigal Sun #1
  27. Star Wars: Age of Resistance- Finn #1
  28. Birthright #37
  29. Sea of Stars #1
  30. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III #3
  31. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #95
  32. Old Man Quill #7
  33. Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #5
  34. Star Trek: Year Five #3
  35. Female Furies #6
  36. Harley Quinn #63
  37. Captain America & The Invaders: The Bahamas Triangle #1
  38. Space Bandits #1
  39. The World of Black Hammer Encyclopedia
  40. Crowded #7
  41. Secret Warps: Soldier Supreme Annual #1
  42. Aero #1
  43. Red Sonja #6
  44. Teen Titans: Raven (OGN)
  45. No One Left to Fight #1
  46. Man-Eaters #10
  47. The Goon #3 (Digital delay)
  48. Postal: Deliverance #1
  49. Analog #6
  50. Heathen #7
  51. Section Zero #4
  52. Zombie Tramp #61
  53. Test #1
  54. Charlie's Angels vs. The Bionic Woman #1
  55. Spencer & Locke 2 #4
  56. Thumbs #2
  57. DC Super Hero Girls: Weird Science #14 (99-cent digital first)
  58. Stitched: Terror #2
  59. Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler #65
  60. Ignited #2
  61. Dragonsblood #3
  62. Street Fighter: Necro & Effie #1
  63. True Patriot Presents #13

Old Issue Rankings:

  1. The Walking Dead #192
  2. The Walking Dead #191 (50% off)
  3. The Walking Dead #190 (50% off)
  4. War of the Realms #6
  5. Batman: Damned #3
  6. The Walking Dead #189 (50% off)
  7. The Walking Dead #188 (50% off)
  8. The Walking Dead #187 (50% off)
  9. Action Comics #1012
  10. Avengers #20
  11. Detective Comics #1006
  12. Thor #14
  13. Amazing Spider-Man #24
  14. The Walking Dead #186 (50% off)
  15. The Flash #73

Best Selling Collections & Graphic Novels:

  1. Amazing Spider-Man by Nick Spencer Vol. 2: Friends and Foes (67% off)
  2. Amazing Spider-Man by Nick Spencer Vol. 1: Back to Basics (67% off)
  3. The Walking Dead Vol. 31: The Rotten Core (62% off)
  4. Teen Titans: Raven (15% off)
  5. Spider-Geddon (60% off)
  6. Eternals By Neil Gaiman (62% off)
  7. Justice League (2018) Vol. 1: The Totality (23% off)
  8. Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (30th Anniversary Edition) (62% off)
  9. The Walking Dead Vol. 30: New World Order (62% off)
  10. Amazing Spider-Man (2015) Vol. 9: Worldwide (60% off)
  11. Eternals by Jack Kirby Vol. 1
  12. Justice League: No Justice (23% off)
  13. Amazing Spider-Man by J.M.S. Ultimate Collection Book One (60% off)
  14. Sandman Vol. 8: World's End (30th Anniversary Edition) (62% off)
  15. Justice (25% off)
  16. Sandman Vol. 7: Brief Lives (30th Anniversary Edition) (62% off)
  17. Justice League: The World's Greatest Superheroes by Alex Ross & Paul Dini (20% off)
  18. Wonder Woman and Justice League Dark: The Witching Hour (65% off)
  19. Sandman Vol. 6: Fables & Reflections (30th Anniversary Edition) (62% off)
  20. Sandman Vol. 4: Season of Mists (30th Anniversary Edition) (62% off)
  21. Spider-Man: Kraven's Last Hunt (64% off)
  22. Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth (20% off)
  23. Sandman Vol. 5: A Game of You (30th Anniversary Edition) (62% off)
  24. Eternals by Jack Kirby Vol. 2
  25. Justice League Dark (2018) Vol. 1: The Last Age of Magic (54% off)
  26. Sandman Vol. 2: The Doll's House (30th Anniversary Edition) (62% off)
  27. Amazing Spider-Man by J.M.S. Ultimate Collection Book Two (60% off)
  28. Spider-Man: Blue (64% off)
  29. Conan the Barbarian (2019) Vol. 1: The Life and Death of Conan Book One
  30. Captain America (2018) Vol. 1: Winter in America (64% off)
  31. Elseworlds: Justice League Vol. 3 (76% off)
  32. DC: The New Frontier (DC Black Label Edition) (8% off)
  33. Sandman Vol. 3: Dream Country (30th Anniversary Edition) (62% off)
  34. Die Vol. 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker (42% off)
  35. Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 4: Legacy (64% off)
  36. Amazing Spider-Man Masterworks Vol. 1 (65% off)
  37. The Sandman Vol. 10: The Wake (62% off)
  38. Spider-Man: Miles Morales Vol. 1 (67% off)
  39. SHANGRI-LA (73% off)
  40. Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 5: Public Scrutiny (67% off)
  41. Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 4: Coming Home (62% off)
  42. Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 5: Spider-Geddon (67% off)
  43. The Walking Dead Vol. 29: Lines We Cross (62% off)
  44. Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 2: Learning Curve (64% off)
  45. Spider-Man: Miles Morales Vol. 2 (64% off)
  46. Amazing Spider-Man by Nick Spencer Vol. 3: Lifetime Achievement
  47. Amazing Spider-Man by J.M.S. Ultimate Collection Book Three (60% off)
  48. Birthright Vol. 7: Blood Brothers (58% off)
  49. JLA: New World Order (DC Essential Edition) (4% off)
  50. Spider-Verse (67% off)

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.

twitter   facebook square   instagram   globe