Archive for the ‘Top 25 Comics’ Category

Let’s take a look at the list, shall we?

1. New Avengers #1
2. Batman #700
3. Avengers #2
4. Batman: Return of Bruce Wayne #3
5. Green Lantern #55
6. Brightest Day #3
7. Brightest Day #4
8. Secret Avengers #2
9. Uncanny X-Men #525
10. Avengers Prime #1
11. Flash #3
12. Superman #700
13. Green Lantern Corps #49
14. X-Men Legacy #237
15. Justice League of America #46
16. Amazing Spider-Man #634    
17. Amazing Spider-Man #633
18. Captain America #606
19. Astonishing X-Men #34
20. Thor #611
21. Amazing Spider-Man #635
22. Green Arrow #1
23. New Mutants #14
24. Wonder Woman #600
25. Captain America #607

Kinda brutal. The only comics I bought off of that list were Secret Avengers #2, Green Lantern Corps #49 and Wonder Woman #600. Now, instead of ripping on this list like I usually do I would like to point out where in the Top 300 some of my favorite books are so you can see how fucked up this industry is (from my point of view at least. If you and your friends enjoy circle jerking around Avengers and Brightest Day comics then I am sure you think things are just dandy).

40. X-Factor – Guess that is not so bad, it was billed as a Second Coming x-over hence why it’s at 40.
61. Thunderbolts – At least this Parker book won’t get canceled, right? …right?
76. Doomwar – 26,000 copies sold. WTF is wrong with people?
77. American Vampire – See above.
99. Power Girl – If this were a Marvel book it would be canceled. Thankfully it’s not.
120. Atlas – 16,000 copies sold. Kevin Smith’s Kato #2 ranks higher. Fuck me…
125. Invincible – The best superhero book only the cool kids are reading.
160. REBELS – 11, 000 copies sold.

Ok…I think I’ll stop now. This is just getting fucking depressing.

J.

Top 300 Comics Actual–June 2010/ICv2

Looks like Siege #4 shipping late hurt Marvel in the Top 10 standings a little. You think they would have learned by now how to release their comics on time. The only things that really stand out in the Top 25 (besides DC having the Top 4 spots) are the Walking Dead #1 reprint at the #15 spot and Invincible Iron Man finally making it into the Top 10. I guess these things happen when fanboys can’t buy their Bendis comics out of habit.

You guys have any thoughts on this list?

J.

1. Brightest Day #0
2. Flash #1
3. Green Lantern #53
4. Batman & Robin #11
5. New Avengers #64
6. Uncanny X-Men #523
7. Invincible Iron Man #25
8. Green Lantern Corps #47
9. Ultimate Comics Avengers 2 #1
10.Thor #609
11. Justice League of America #44
12. X-Force #26
13. Batman #698
14. X-Men Legacy #235
15. Image Firsts: Walking Dead #1
16. Captain America #605
17. Amazing Spider-Man #628
18. Siege: Captain America #1
19. Amazing Spider-Man #629
20. Ultimate Comics Avengers #6
21. Siege: Spider-Man #1
22. Mighty Avengers #36
23. Iron Man Legacy #1
24. Siege: Loki #1
25. Ultimate Comics X #2

Top 300 Comics Actual-April 2010/ICv2

What a sad month for comic sales, huh? The Top 25 consists of 5 Amazing Spider-Man books (5!!!!!), 3 Brian Bendis, 2 Mark Millar, 2 Jeph Loeb and 1 from Tony Daniel. Now, I’m not having a go at Amazing Spider-Man but come on. 5 spots taken up by one book? It’s a bit much.

The bright spot of the month? Dynamite’s Green Hornet book landing at #20. It’s always good to see an independent publisher up that high. The shit spot of the month? Nemesis cracking the Top 25. What the fuck is wrong with people?

Have any thoughts on the list?

J.

1. Blackest Night #8
2. Siege #3
3. Green Lantern #52
4. Batman and Robin #10
5. Green Lantern Corps #46
6. New Avengers #63
7. Dark Avengers #15
8, Ultimate Comics New Ultimates #1
9. Uncanny X-Men #522
10. Amazing Spider-Man #623
11.X-Men Second Coming #1
12.Thor #608 SIEGE
13. Batman #697
14. Amazing Spider-Man #624
15. Ultimate Comics Avengers #5
16. Captain America #604
17. Justice League of America #43
18. Amazing Spider-Man #627
19. Amazing Spider-Man #625
20. Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet #1
21. Amazing Spider-Man #626
22. Nemesis #1
23. Mighty Avengers #34
24. Hulk #21
25. Justice League Rise & Fall Special #1

Top 300 Comics Actual-March 2010/ICv2

DC managed to regain the #1 spot this month. Not only that but they also have 6 books in the Top 10 as well as 12 in the Top 25. Looks like they are really putting the pressure on Marvel and things should only get more interesting from here on out.

Other things I noticed:

-The seventh issue of Blackest Night sold 22,000 copies more than the second issue of Siege. This baby has legs.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer (ranked at #28) was the only independent in the Top 100.
Doomwar #1 debuted at the 33rd spot right behind two issues of Deadpool. The fact that Doomwar didn’t rank in the Top 10 let alone the Top 25 is disappointing news for fans of good comics.
Amazing Spider-Man dropped from the #6 spot down to #15. I think that proves my theory that the only reason ASM was #6 last month was because it had 4 different covers. Look forward to Marvel “inflating” sales figures on other books by using the same tactic in the future.

J.

1. Blackest Night #7
2. Siege #2
3. Green Lantern #51
4. Batman and Robin #8
5. Batman and Robin #9
6. Dark Avengers #14
7. New Avengers #62
8. Green Lantern Corps #45
9. Flash Rebirth #6
10. Uncanny X-Men #521
11. Thor #607
12. Blackest Night: The Flash #3
13. Captain America #603
14. Batman #696
15. Amazing Spider-Man #620
16. Ultimate Comics X #1
17. Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #3
18. Justice League of America #42
19. Amazing Spider-Man  #621
20. Blackest Night: JSA #3
21. Dark Wolverine #83
22. Amazing Spider-Man #622
23. Adventure Comics w/ Black Lantern Superboy #7
24. Hulk #20
25. X-Men Legacy #233

Top 300 Comics Actual-February 2010/ICv2

With no Blackest Night issue shipping in January is anybody really surprised to see Siege in the top spot? For me there are actually two little mini-surprises on this list…kinda.

#1. Amazing Spider-Man #617 at #6. I was thinking to myself “Where the fuck did that come from!?” until I remembered something about that book. For that particular issue Marvel let retailers order a variant cover with no real quantity restrictions. So you add that number to the normal cover that was ordered AND then you add in the other TWO variant covers (so 4 covers total) that were offered for that one issue and that’s how Amazing Spider-Man #617 lands at #6. In other words, that comic being where it is on this list is somewhat misleading. It sure didn’t get there because of the content. 🙂

#2. Buffy #31. I guess Dark Horse leaking the identity of Twilight really did have an effect on the orders. Nice to see the Buffster in the Top 25 again.

J.

Top 300 Comics Actual-January 2010/ICv2

1. Siege #1
2. Green Lantern #50
3. Batman & Robin #7
4. Captain America: Reborn #6
5. New Avengers #61
6. Amazing Spider-Man #617
7. Green Lantern Corps #44
8. Dark Avengers #13
9. Blackest Night: The Flash #2
10. Uncanny X-Men #520
11. Captain America #602
12. Batman #695
13. Justice League of America #41
14. Amazing Spider-Man #618
15. Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #2
16. Blackest Night: JSA #2
17. Amazing Spider-Man #619
18. Thor #606
19. Hulk #19
20. Siege: Embedded #1
21. Dark Wolverine #82
22. X-Force #23
23. X-Men Legacy #232
24. Justice League: Cry for Justice #6
25. Buffy the Vampire Slayer #31

Wow. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a Wonder Woman comic in the Top 10 let alone the Top 25. Very nice to see. Also it’s nice to see that DC has 6 of the Top 10 books yet again in December. All 6 of those DC comics were quality books (for the most part). I can’t really say the same about the 4 Marvel books in the Top 10. Fanboys with blind faith are the only things keeping Reborn, New Avengers and Dark Avengers in there and that’s kinda sad.

Speaking of sad, Detective Comics has dropped out of the Top 25 for the first time since Rucka and Williams have taken it over. It placed at #27 in December. If it weren’t for the Marvel Zombies foolishly snatching up the two $4.99 Avengers Annuals, Detective would still be in there. What’s worse than that though is that Jeph Loeb’s Hulk came in at #26 on the list and outsold Detective. I weep for the future of this industry.

Also, how is it that Matt Fraction’s Uncanny X-Men is in the Top 15 while Invincible Iron Man is down in the mid 30’s? Now that’s fucking tragic.

So what are your thoughts on the top comic sales of December?

J.

1. Blackest Night #6
2. Green Lantern #49
3. Captain America: Reborn #5
4. Captain American Reborn: Who Will Wield the Shield?
5. Blackest Night: The Flash #1
6. Green Lantern Corps #43
7. New Avengers #60
8. Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #1
9. Dark Avengers #12
10. Blackest Night: JSA #1
11. Justice League of America #40
12. Siege: The Cabal
13. Uncanny X-Men #518
14. Uncanny X-Men #519
15. Batman #694
16. Amazing Spider-Man #615
17. Fall of Hulks Alpha
18. Thor #604
19. New Avengers Annual #3
20. Dark Avengers Annual #1
21. Adventure Comics #5
22. Amazing Spider-Man #614
23. Amazing Spider-Man #616
24. Astonishing X-Men #33
25. Thor #605

Top 300 Comics Actual–December 2009/ICv2