Bleeding Cool Bestseller List – 5th January 2014 – Unchained Unleashed

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This 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.

Of course, this week it was Tuesday Warriors. And with Marvel only publishing four new titles, only three of them managed to chart, with DC Comics dominating. Might be a different story next week.

  1. Superman Unchained #5
  2. New Avengers #13
  3. Guardians Of The Galaxy #10
  4. Damian Son of Batman #3
  5. Batman the Dark Knight #26
  6. Aquaman #26
  7. Flash #26
  8. Superman #26
  9. Justice League Dark #26
  10. Savage Wolverine #11

Thanks to the following retailers,

And here are a few things they had to share.

2013 was the best sales year in our history, with massive increases in our core categories. Here's hoping to even greater heights in 2014!

Holidays and bad weather make for a low sales week. Dead Boy Detectives is a book that should be selling better than it is.

The big two had the most over all sales. Many of the new #'1 sold,but as expected. I think many people know that next week will be huge with Detective #27 and the Marvel second stringers that are getting put into the game.

Batman and Guardians of the Galaxy are the back-issue kings once again. Waiting for the next big thing to come along to see the shift in reading interest. Maybe something will slip through the cracks and make people pay attention to a good story instead of a gimmick.

Very happy with the finale of True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys from Dark Horse, Gerard Way, & Becky Cloonan. Solid sales through the entire series. Also great to see some of the lesser known Image series gaining some footing and doing great. Clone, Todd the Ugliest Kid on Earth and Manifest Destiny all sold a ton this past week. Not to mention some excellent trade sales of Lazarus, Saga, Fatale, and Sheltered. Some great buzz going on with those books right now. Said it before and we'll say it again, Image Comics are spearheading an indie comic renaissance!

Sales of DC New 52 titles keep going steady. Still have people getting caught up with series from #1. If they can't get the issues, they are buying up the trade paperbacks like crazy. New 52 trades are neck and neck with Image trades for best sellers here at the Megastore.

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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