InvestComics Hot Picks #289

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Welcome to the InvestComics Hot Picks for New Comic Releases on 10-2-13

The DC 3D madness is finally over! Rejoice and collect your monies in the aftermarket because interest will wane very quickly. In actuality it already has! Prices have been coming down at a rapid rate and if you haven’t sold yet, you may be late to the party. As already told here on InvestComics Hot Picks, you had to watch the 3D market very closely because of the hype surrounding the comics. The gimmick was going to be short lived as there will be a couple of those rare variant 3D’s that will survive the aftermath of the collapse. The best investments should be held for all of those first appearances pointed out during the 3D run here on InvestComics. Picking up a few of those first appearances should ensure that if a few of these villains bust out, make a comeback, a name for themselves, become the next ‘Bane’ or ‘Venom’ character for a major character, you will own that first appearance and be ahead of the curve!

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Besides the sold out gimmick of the 3D covers, DC does in fact have a hit on their hands. Forever Evil is in fact hitting a home run with fans alike. Forever Evil (2013DC) #2 is completely sold out this week across the board. The prize this week will be the Black & white variant. Grab this; sell it on Ebay for a 25% return or possibly more very easily; immediately. Do not hold onto these comics folks. These are not life changing altering moments within the DC Universe, barring of course plotlines we are not aware of! There are some great storylines going on within these pages, but nothing is foreseen to change the market value or demand to sustain the trend upwards.

A trend in the comic book solicits market also continues however in Green Lantern (2011 4th Series) #24 this week. The words uttered so many times “…nothing will be the same, WE MEAN IT!” have been spoken far too often, but we as fans eat it up! Check out what writer Robert Venditti will bring to the table. Oh yes and the solicit also makes another common reference; “Lanterns will die”. Looking forward to it!

Batman Black and White (2013) #2 will bring legendary artist Jim Steranko to a Bat book again. Mr. Steranko will provide the gorgeous cover for this wonderful new series this week. It’s amazing to note that this legend has never provided as much DC artistry over his career. He’s thought of more as a “Marvel” guy, but when he does pencil any DC hero/villain, people take notice! With Batman though, his first official Batman work came in 1998’s Batman Black & White hardcover. Hard to fathom that given the profound career, he added Batman to his resume in 1998! The Batman work came in form of a tip-plate within the hardcover. Awesome, amazing stuff here folks.

In wrapping up DC here, Movement (2013 DC) #5 will debut the group ‘Graveyard Faction-death for hire’. Two sold out Vertigo books come our way this Wednesday; Hinterkind (2013 DC/Vertigo) #1 and Witching Hour (2013 DC/Vertigo) #1. The pleasant surprise here has to be the sold out Witching Hour #1. As a $7.99/70 pager’ all things point to the awesomeness of Vertigo. Even though the trend of a new book debuting with a $7.99 price tag, it usually tends to make some collectors/readers a little apprehensive, it doesn’t matter here though. Fans know this is going to rock! All 70 pages…..

Marvel Comics brings back a Marvel Knights Spidey book this week. Hooray! Check out the almost sold out regular cover Marvel Knights Spider-Man (2013) #1 this Wednesday (Variant cover sold out). The first Spider-Man Knights came in the 2004 by the same title and lasted only 22 issues. Maybe this time we’ll buck that trend and go longer! With writer Matt Kindt and artist Marco Rudy on board, it looks like a success already! And with a new Marvel Knights book, comes a new Marvel Max book too! What a great week! Take a look at Fantomex Max (2013) #1 miniseries at your local shop this week. It probably won’t disappoint. If this feeler goes over well, and fans demand more Fantomex, you better already own New X-Men #128 (2002). This would be the first appearance of Fantomex. Another three Marvel titles are on the cusp of sellouts and collectors should be put on alert. Captain America Living Legend (2013) #1 will be the highest alert. With writer Andy Diggle/artist Adi Granov on board and the introduction of a villain named Volkov, look for a possible aftermarket bump here. Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble (2013) #1 is based on the animated television show, but it’s the bonus Lego Marvel Comic within the extra sized issue here that has InvestComics intrigued. And finally from Marvel, any fan of Superior Spider-Man should probably take a look at All New X-Men Special (2013) #1 this Wednesday.

Here’s a quick list of sold out debut comics and number two comics coming your way this Wednesday. Bushido (2013 Image) #1, Shadow Now (2013 Dynamite) #1, Codename Action (2013 Dynamite) #2, Reality Check (2013 Image) #2, Grindhouse Doors Open At Midnight (2013) #1, Pirate Eye Murder at Ten Knots (2013) #0, Lady Rawhide (2013 Dynamite) #2, Occultist (2013 Dark Horse) #1, and Mocking Dead (2013 Dynamite) #2.

That’s it for this week. Check out some covers of the week below. Invest wisely.

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InvestComics: Comic Book Debate – Detective Comics #400 vs. Action Comics #340

Straight from the last week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #288!

Man-Bat VS Parasite! Who wins? Which do you think makes more gains over the next 5/10 years? Why?

A bit lopsided of a fight here, but weigh in fans!

 

Tale of the Tape

Action Comics #340 – First appearance of Parasite. Highest (recent) price sold on Ebay 9.2 CGC $350

Detective Comics #400 – First appearance of Man-Bat. Highest (recent) price sold for on Ebay 9.6 $1,258

Man-Bat VS Parasite

 

SHE-HULK SMASHES INTO NEW ONGOING SERIES FOR ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW!

She-Hulk is back! Marvel Now! sent InvestComics the scoop! Read on….

SHE-HULK SMASHES INTO NEW ONGOING SERIES FOR ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! 

She_Hulk_1_Wada_CoverThis February, She-Hulk makes her All-New Marvel NOW! debut in a bombastic new series from critically acclaimed creative team of Charles Soule & Javier Pulido!

“We’re thrilled to be able to launch She-Hulk’s new book with Charles and Javier!” said series editor Jeanine Schaefer. “Of course, Charles being a practicing lawyer himself will definitely lend that extra authenticity to her day to day, but both of these guys are the best when they’re riding that line between street level and super hero, a line She-Hulk lives on. “

Jennifer Walters is an Avenger, member of the FF, savior of the world on more than one occasion, and has a pile of degrees. Not to mention being 7-feet tall with a right hook strong enough to take out The Thing. But even her big brains and bigger brawn might not be enough for to tackle her full case load and kicking some bad-guy butt.

“She-Hulk has always been a title where weird, cool things can happen,” said Soule in an interview with USA Today. ‘She is a strong— very strong — female character, and comics absolutely cannot have enough of those.”

“[Charles & Javier] can both bring the emotional and literal gut-punches in a way no one else can, all set-against the larger than life world of the Marvel U that still sort of looks like the world we live in ourselves,” adds Schaefer.

She_Hulk_1_Stegman_VariantWith a brand new practice, new paralegal, and a mounting number of personal enemies both super-powered and not, She-Hulk may have bitten off a bit more than she can chew…but hey, she just calls that Tuesday. Look for Jennifer’s All-New Marvel NOW! debut when She-Hulk #1 hits this February!

 

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Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com

 

All New Marvel Now! – THE END

As the New York Comic Con draws nearer, Marvel continues to tease. This teaser signals ‘The End’. The end of what exactly? Find out more as InvestComics will be AT the New York Comic Con to fill in the blanks…..

THE END

All-New Marvel NOW! starts here! The reveals begin at New York Comic-Con!

THE END

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Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com

Image Comics – #1 ongoing titles in 2013

Here are all the Image new ongoing series #1 issues this year

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Sales are pretty consistent (20,000 to 30,000 range) for most of them and they are now all sell outs
After the peak of hype in hot Image comics a sales peak happened in March and April 2013. Prices have slowly been dropping down
Only Sex Criminals and Lazarus have had extra strong sales compared to the average Image title in recent months.
It can be debated that Zero is the rarest ongoing #1 Image title of 2013 as there is only 8,000 copies of each regular cover
Here are all the new Image titles ranked in order of rarity and smallest print run of #1
Ghosted #1 17,000 copies – 1 cover
Sheltered #1 19,000 copies – 1 cover
Chin Music #1 22,000 copies – 1 cover
Sex #1 23,000 – 1 cover
Zero #1 – 24,000 copies – 3 covers  (8,000 per cover)
Bounce #1 24,000 copies – 1 cover
Rat Queens #1 25,000 copies – 1 cover
Sidekick #1 27,000 copies – 2 covers (13,500 per cover)
Satellite Sam #1 32,000 copies – 1 cover
Sex Criminals #1 46,000 copies – 1 cover
Lazarus #1 48,000 – 1 cover
East of west #1 49,000 – 1 cover
Ten Grand #1 57,000 – 2 covers
Jupiters Legacy #1 105,000 – 4 covers (26,000 per cover)
Back in 2012 Image comics could actually gain in sales that wont happen now if readership grows on a title then back issues prices go up if all these new image titles don’t grow in readership than the #1’s are never gonna be worth much Comic sales need to grow or stay consistent and not continually drop month to month. Lets analyze some of the recent Image titles.
Great Pacific #9 4,700 an ongoing that just isn’t going anywhere sales wise Those sales are really weak for a Image ongoing title
Bounce #1 was 24,000 and #4 is 9,000
Sheltered #1 19,000 and #2 is only 9,000
Ghosted #1 17,000 and #2 is 10,000 no wonder they stated both issues sold out LOL cause nobody ordered them
Chin Music #1 22,000 and #2 was 14,000 notice the trend that most #2’s drop by about 40% that is a huge drop need to stablize by issue #3 or these titles are in trouble
Sex #1 was 23,000 and now at #6 its at 14,000 – that title has done quite well!! sex has only lost about 40% by issue #6 thats actually more popular than most
Ten Grand #1 57,000 and #4 is at 19,000 thats a drop of 60% by issue #4 not a good sign though of course it started way too high
Satellite Sam #1 32,000 and now #2 20,000 – again about 40% drop instantly
Lazarus #1 was 48,000 down to #3 24,000 – 50% by #3
East of West #1 49,000 to #5 36,000 that is super strong – barely lost any readers in 5 issues
Saga #1  37,000 and #13 is 55,000 – a gain in readership of 50% – SUPER HOT !
Walking Dead #1 6,000 and #114 is 70,000 – a gain in readership of 1200%
Its a simple formula release a great comic that readership grows and demand for back issues also grows The 3 Image titles on this list that have held the most readers are also the most valuable demanded back issues !

In comparison in late 2012 what were the sales figures of the latest new Image titles

I Love Trouble #1 7,900 copies

Clone #1 23,000 copies

Great Pacific #1 15,000 copies

Nowhere Men #1 11,800 copies

Bedlam #1 22,000 copies

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.
Looking for any comics on this list!  Contact us as we can order any comics for you on this list at www.HoknesComics.com
Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics. hoknes@hotmail.com

SOLD OUT New #1 and #2 Comics for October 2 2013 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 and #2 Comics for October 2 2013 Release Week

Article by  Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com
Support new comics !
This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series.
Pictured are this weeks new comic series selling out the fastest !

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This weekly article shows how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.
This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!
Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !
Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !
Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores if even just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly!

So any comics on the list that still have copies left are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled on September 26 2013 (6 days BEFORE release date)!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS
ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT
Pirate Eye Murder At Ten Knots (One Shot), $2.99 – 27 COPIES LEFT
AMRYL ENTERTAINMENT
Cavewoman Primal (One Shot), $3.75 – 15 COPIES LEFT
Cavewoman Primal (One Shot)(Rob Durham Special Edition), AR – 14 COPIES LEFT
AVATAR PRESS
God Is Dead #2 (Of 6)(Jonathan Hickman Regular Cover), $3.99 – 244 COPIES LEFT
God Is Dead #2 (Of 6)(Jacen Burrows End Of Days Cover), $3.99 – 6 COPIES LEFT
God Is Dead #2 (Of 6)(Jacen Burrows Iconic Cover), $4.99 – 53 COPIES LEFT
God Is Dead #2 (Of 6)(Di Amorim Pantheon Incentive Cover), AR – 5 COPIES LEFT
BIG DOG INK
Penny For Your Soul Death #2 (Of 7)(Cover A J.B. Neto), $3.50 – 14 COPIES LEFT (BOTH COVERS COMBINED)
Penny For Your Soul Death #2 (Of 7)(Cover B Oren Kramek), $3.50
Ursa Minor #1 (Cover A Ian Snyder), $3.50 – 23 COPIES LEFT (BOTH COVERS COMBINED)
Ursa Minor #1 (Cover B Nei Ruffino), $3.50
BOOM! STUDIOS
Aliens Vs Parker #1 (Of 4)(Joe Quinones Emerald City Comicon Cover) $9.99 – 4 COPIES LEFT
Hit #2 (Of 4)(Cover A Ryan Sook), $3.99 – 165 COPIES LEFT
DARK HORSE COMICS
Grindhouse Doors Open At Midnight #1 (Of 8)(Coop Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Grindhouse Doors Open At Midnight #1 (Of 8)(Francesco Francavilla Regular Cover), $3.99 – 302 COPIES LEFT
Occultist #1 (Of 5)(Paolo Rivera Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Occultist #1 (Of 5)(Steve Morris Regular Cover), $3.50 – 296 COPIES LEFT
Star Wars #1 (Alex Ross #1 for $1 Variant Cover), $1.00 – 273 COPIES LEFT
Star Wars #2 (Of 8)(Lucas Draft)(Nick Runge Regular Cover), $3.99 – 26,868 COPIES LEFT
Star Wars #2 (Of 8)(Lucas Draft)(Ralph Mcquarrie Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
DC COMICS
Batman Black And White #2 (Of 6), $4.99 – 74 COPIES LEFT
DC Comics Essentials Batman #1, $1.00 – 174 COPIES LEFT
Forever Evil #2 (Of 7)(David Finch & Richard Friend Black & White Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Forever Evil #2 (Of 7)(David Finch & Richard Friend Combo Pack Cover), $4.99 – 61 COPIES LEFT
Forever Evil #2 (Of 7)(David Finch & Richard Friend Regular Cover), $3.99 – 88 COPIES LEFT
Forever Evil #2 (Of 7)(Ethan Van Sciver Villain Variant Cover A), AR – SOLD OUT
Forever Evil #2 (Of 7)(Ethan Van Sciver Villain Variant Cover B), AR – SOLD OUT
Forever Evil #2 (Of 7)(Ethan Van Sciver Villain Variant Cover C), AR – SOLD OUT
Hinterkind #1 (Greg Tocchini Regular Cover), $2.99 – 68 COPIES LEFT
Hinterkind #1 (Jae Lee Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Witching Hour #1 (One Shot)(Jenny Frison Regular Cover), $7.99  – 75 COPIES LEFT
Witching Hour #1 (One Shot)(Julian Totino Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Codename Action #2 (Of 6)(Art Baltazar Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – 14 COPIES LEFT
Codename Action #2 (Of 6)(Dr. Evil Photo Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Codename Action #2 (Of 6)(Jae Lee Black & White Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Codename Action #2 (Of 6)(Jae Lee Regular Cover), $3.99 – 110 COPIES LEFT (REGULAR COVERS COMBINED)
Codename Action #2 (Of 6)(Jonathan Lau Regular Cover), $3.99
Lady Rawhide #2 (Of 5)(Joseph Michael Linser Regular Cover), $3.99 – 110 COPIES LEFT
Lady Rawhide #2 (Of 5)(Joseph Michael Linser Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – 19 COPIES LEFT
Miss Fury Digital #2 (Of 2)(Fritz Casas Regular Cover), $3.99 – 37 COPIES LEFT
Mocking Dead #1 (Of 4)(Yellow Hazard 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Mocking Dead #2 (Of 4)(Bill Tortolini Regular Cover), $3.99 – 153 COPIES LEFT
Mocking Dead #2 (Of 4)(Max Dunbar Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Shadow Now #1 (Of 6)(Colton Worley Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – 6 COPIES LEFT
Shadow Now #1 (Of 6)(Colton Worley Virgin Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Shadow Now #1 (Of 6)(Retailer Exclusive Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Shadow Now #1 (Of 6)(Tim Bradstreet Regular Cover), $3.99 – 162 COPIES LEFT
Shadow Now #1 (Of 6)(Tim Bradstreet Virgin Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
IDW PUBLISHING
KISS Kids #2 (Of 4)(Cover A Jose Holder), $3.99 – 85 COPIES LEFT
KISS Kids #2 (Of 4)(Cover RI Jose Holder), AR – SOLD OUT
IMAGE COMICS
Bushido #1 (Of 5), $2.99 – 34 COPIES LEFT
CBLDF Liberty Annual 2013 Cover A David Marquez), $4.99 – 25 COPIES LEFT
CBLDF Liberty Annual 2013 Cover B Gabriel Ba), $4.99 – 9 COPIES LEFT
CBLDF Liberty Annual 2013 Cover C Richard Corben), $4.99 – 6 COPIES LEFT
Reality Check #2, $2.99 – 23 COPIES LEFT
MARVEL COMICS
All-New X-Men Special #1 (Alexander Lozano Regular Cover), $4.99 – 306 COPIES LEFT
All-New X-Men Special #1 (J. Scott Campbell Interlocking Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Captain America Living Legend #1 (Of 4)(Adi Granov Regular Cover)(resolicited), $3.99  – 303 COPIES LEFT
Captain America Living Legend #1 (Of 4)(Neal Adams Variant Cover)(resolicited), AR – SOLD OUT
Captain America Living Legend #1 (Of 4)(Ulises Farinas Vintage Variant Cover)(resolicited), AR – SOLD OUT
Fantomex MAX #1 (Of 4), $3.99 – 115 COPIES LEFT
Infinity The Hunt #2 (Of 4), $3.99 – 156 COPIES LEFT
Marvel Knights Spider-Man #1 (Of 5)(Carlo Barberi Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Marvel Knights Spider-Man #1 (Of 5)(Marco Rudy Regular Cover), $3.99  – 216 COPIES LEFT
Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble #1 (Joe Caramagna Regular Cover), $3.99 – 335 COPIES LEFT
Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble #1 (Leonel Castellani LEGO Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble #1 (Skottie Young Sketch Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Mighty Avengers #2 (Francesco Francavilla Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Mighty Avengers #2 (Greg Land Regular Cover), $3.99 – 371 COPIES LEFT
Mighty Avengers #2 (Mark Bagley Thor Battle Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Grimm Fairy Tales Giant-Size 2013 (Cover A Pasquale Qualano), $5.99 – 54 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Giant-Size 2013 (Cover B Alfredo Reyes), $5.99 – 54 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Giant-Size 2013 (Cover C Stjepan Sejic), $5.99 – 39 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Giant-Size 2013 (Cover D Emilio Laiso), $5.99 – 53 COPIES LEFT

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I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.
Looking for any comics on this list!  Contact us as we can order any comics for you on this list at www.HoknesComics.com
Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics. hoknes@hotmail.com

Marvel to reveal Bendis and Immonen’s TRIAL at NYCC

An image of the word TRIAL, that’s all Marvel offers up (for now) of the new (presumably mini)series by Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen. The email says “the reveals begin” at New York Comic Con.

What does it mean? Let the speculation begin! The image says the reveal will take place at the  AMAZING X-MEN AND THE MARVEL UNIVERSE Panel, so, considering Bendis is helming ALL NEW and UNCANNY X-MEN, it could be X-related, and the fire motiff COULD hint of something Phoenix related. But, the MARVEL UNIVERSE aspect of the panel could make it about anything.

Thoughts?

TRIAL

All-New Marvel NOW! starts here! The reveals begin at New York Comic-Con!

TRIAL

 

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HAUNTED HORROR classic 1950’s violent graphic horror brought back by IDW

HAUNTED HORROR from IDW Comics

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The reason the comic industry went downhill and lost the bulk of its sales was due to the censorship of comics in 1954.

The reason comics became valuable and collectibles in the 1960’s was due to nostalgia to find these pre-code uncensored violent and horror themed comic books.
Last year IDW began a new ongoing series which reprints some of the most shocking early 1950’s comics based on grotesque graphic art and violent and scary themes.
Haunted Horror is already up to #6 so far but the series has received almost no attention from comic collectors.
This itself is shocking considering that these reprint the most important controversial comics from 60 years ago that are worth hundreds or possibly thousands of dollars each.   This series alone brings these stories to a new audience and also makes it affordable to read new printings of these classic horror tales.
Most retailers likely don’t give this comic any space on the shelf and I would not be surprised if the print run of each issue is no more than 1500 copies each.    Not even #1 ranked on the Diamond Top 300 best sellers making all issues very small print runs guaranteed.    #6 to #8 are solicited to yet come out before Xmas.
#1 came out last year and is sold out from Diamond and from IDW.
Sales have been sporadic online ranging from cover all the way up to $23.85 !!
Sets of early issues have all brought above cover price and are proving to be popular with those interested in classic horror.
But as the rarity is revealed prices are set to potentially increase for good.
Long term I believe this series is “gold” as golden age collectors will hunt out this obscure new series.

A comic so good it’s…SCARY! Imagine you were a kid in the 1950s reading contraband horror comics under the bed covers by flashlight! You were devouring the very comic books you parents, your teachers and anti-comics crusader Dr. Fredric Wertham were trying to keep out of your hands! Now you can recreate that same experience, because the comics that were banned are back in actual comic-book format! The people that brought you Dick Briefer’s Frankenstein, Bob Powell’s Terror and Zombies are now producing a comic book series filled with the best of worst vintage horror comics that will rot your mind! Don’t dare miss the first issue of Scary from the Chilling Archives of Horror Comics fiends!
Here are the classic contents of issue #1:

Forelock the warlock

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page

Credits

Script:
?
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Content Information

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.


The Wage-Earners

comic story / 7 pages

Credits

Script:
?
Pencils:
C. A. Winter
Inks:
C. A. Winter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Content Information

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

The Constant Eye

comic story / 12 pages

Credits

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily ?
Inks:
Bernard Baily ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Content Information

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Doctor Death (host)
Reprints:

Black Magic in a Slinky Gown

comic story / 7 pages

Credits

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky ?
Inks:
Bill Walton ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Content Information

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Leonore Black is a beautiful woman, but also able to transform herself into a giant black widow spider. In this form she kills men who do harm to spiders: collectors and zoologists. The human black widow meets her fate when stung to death by a swarm of wasps.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The comic gives the credits as “Artists: Attributed to Mike Sekowsky and Bill Walton”.


Slaughter-House!

comic story / 6 pages

Credits

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Content Information

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

The Vengeful Curse

comic story / 7 pages

Credits

Script:
Jack Cole ?
Pencils:
Jack Cole
Inks:
Jack Cole ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Content Information

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Ultimate Destiny

comic story / 6 pages

Credits

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jay Disbrow (signed)
Inks:
Jay Disbrow (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Content Information

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Dr. Howard Channy; Johnathan Barkley; Lahama Khan; Lucian
Synopsis:
Johnathan Barkley frightens his friend, Dr. Channy, with his recollection of what happened in Tibet.
Reprints:

 

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.
Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics. hoknes@hotmail.com

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(Disclaimer: all comic recommendations are from a speculative vantage point. Not all comics are to guarantee a return on your investment. This article is used as a guide for investments and more so for entertainment purposes. Any opinions or expression of investments should be used as a judgement upon the investor, not InvestComics. Please use your own discretion when investing and have fun.)

It’s been a fantastic start of the week for InvestComics. That’s if Saturday and not Sunday is counted as the first day of the week on your calendar. For me, I’m counting Saturday as the first day because of the great things that happened and are on the horizon!

InvestComics Publications received the last shipment (First printing) of our first ever publications comic ‘The Dawning #1’. Look for an InvestComics Newsletter coming in your inbox to be the first to snag a copy! InvestComics will be giving out FREE SIGNED copies to those who make and send a short video (5 to 10 seconds) professing your love to InvestComics. Send your video to either dropbox or wetransfer to contact@trendingpopculture.com. Be sure to sign up to get your newsletter at the end of this article. 

Palm ConSaturday InvestComics visited an old friend with a dream and a passion coming to life for him. Martin Pierro of Cosmic Times Publications has done something that has been sorely missed in the West Palm Beach Florida area for quite some time. He started a comic convention appropriately named ‘Palm Con’ 3 years ago. The first 2 years were held in the American Polish Club in Lake Worth Florida. The show quickly outgrew the space needed in the first year, forcing to rent more space the second year, and now this year the show resided in the West Palm Beach Convention Center! Yes Martin is on to something here. In speaking with Martin for the brief few minutes we had at the show (he was a runnin’), you can see and feel the tenseness of the hard work he put into this show. He’s worked hard for this and it shows. In speaking with Andra Walt (mama), one can hear the proudness ooze off of every word, and justly so. Martin Pierro’s Palm Con has arrived.

InvestComics was invited to the event and came out with a few pictures and some video. Those will come out in the days to come. Overall the show had a nice crowd and people were really enjoying themselves. The guest list included Ethan Van Sciver, Deep Roy, Brutus the Barber Beefcake, Allen Bellman, Jose Delbo, Carlos Castellanos, Jeff Dekal, Jessis Melero, Vinnie Tartamella, Creature Entertainment, and a host of others.

As already said, Martin Pierro is obviously on to something here. The West Palm Beach area was in dire need of some sort of comic book entertainment forum and Martin will provide this to the genre for years to come. I personally am very proud of him and look forward to the years ahead. Thanks for the invite Palm Con, I had a blast!

There will be some more news on the horizon from InvestComics, so sit tight. It’s very exciting, but cannot speak about anything until confirmation comes in. Such a tease right?

Let’s head into the DC 3D books for this week. Seems like forever now with these books no? How’s that saying go? Too much of a good thing is bad for you?  Well what seemed to be a fun idea is starting to run its course. The 3D covers are nice and all, but the 90’s are calling and they want real comic book covers back.

As InvestComics has done for the collectors each week regarding the 3D covers, we will present the comic and the first appearance of the villain takeover of that particular book. As the weeks pass, it looks as though the field is getting very thinned out. But this shouldn’t deter the collector, it only takes that ONE book to hit and you have chaos within the aftermarket. Be smart about which books to pick up as far as the speculation market goes, the story and the actual character (and print run sometimes) is what causes “that” particular comic to uptick. Not because of a pretty cover.

InvestComics – DC 3D Hot Pick Covers 9-25-13

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Wonder Woman (2011 4th Series) #23.2 – Wonder Woman never really had the rouge gallery that stood out from most, and this week it’s a case in point with ‘First Born’ taking over the WW book. First Born debuted in Wonder Woman #12 (New 52).

Action Comics (2011 2nd Series) #23.4 – Metallo, another forgettable character takes on Superman in this takeover. Metallo makes his first appearance in Action Comics #252 (1959). Cover by Curt Swan.

Superman (2011 3rd Series) #23.4 – Staying with the Superman talk we have another one of those huh? Characters. The much bigger purple blob thing names ‘Parasite’ visits Supes. Back in 1966’s Action Comics #340, Parasite wasn’t on the roids yet and wore green shorts. The big question is will Parasite wear his green shorts in the new Superman Parasite book?? The tension mounts!

Aquaman (2011 5th Series) #23.2 – Moving right along here, Ocean Master, yes Ocean Master will give Aquaman his problems in his own book this week. Ocean Master. Okay, just like saying that for some reason. OM first appeared in Aquaman #29 (1966). All joking aside, maybe OM will be Aquaman’s nemesis in a film or television show one day. Image that…?

Justice League (2011) #23.4 – The ultra-cool Secret-Society will have the rights to the new JL book this week. Look for Secret Society of Super-Villains #1 from 1976 for their first appearance.

Batman (2011 2nd Series) #23.4 – One of four Batman titles coming out this week. Overkill? Anyway, one of Batman’s biggest adversaries to ever come along after Bats was introduced all of those many moons ago was Bane. Just like Spidey had Venom, Bats has Bane. Not saying that the rest of their rouge galleries are a weak one, but to have a villain come out of the modern era and make such an impact like they have is a big deal. Bane has already been covered in two Batman films. Now granted the first one doesn’t really count, but it did happen and that accounts for something. It wasn’t until the second go around that Bane became the total bad as* that the character should have portrayed. The villain was spot on in The Dark Knight Rises, a fantastic film and a fantastic villain. Do yourself a favor, if you do not already own the first appearance of Bane in Bane: Vengeance of Bane Special #1 (1993), you need to. Although a big print run keeps the cost down a bit, it’s still a wonderful book to have.

Justice League Of America Vol 3 #7.4 – Just like the aforementioned, Black Adam is a total bad as*. This dude needs to appear in a film, stat! Check out Adam’s debut in Marvel’s Family #1 from 1945 (Fawcett Comics).

Batman and Robin (2011 2nd Series) #23.4 – DC’s answer to Marvel’s Lizard came some 20 years later in 1983’s Detective Comics #523. Look for Killer Croc’s debut here.

Green Lantern (2011 4th Series) #23.4 – Too bad the Green Lantern didn’t get as much love as it did. Fans were not at all pleased with the film as box office numbers would show. Sinestro however will remain a main staple in the GL gallery. Look carefully through Green Lantern #7 (1961) and there you will see Sinestro’s first appearance.

Batman Superman (2013 DC) #3.1 – Speaking of movies fans are not receptive to, the new Superman/Batman movie seems to be getting dumped on because of the actor choice Ben Affleck playing Batman. Don’t forget that InvestComics supports Ben as Batman on the Facebook page: ‘Affleck as Batman – I’m On Team Ben’. Click HERE to join the crusade against the naysayers! Any who, within this takeover issue we have the only “thing” to ever “unofficially” kill Superman. Doomsday first appeared in Superman: Man of Steel #17 (1992). Just like Bane and Venom for their respective rouge galleries, Doomsday has become “that villain” within the Superman gallery. A late, modern introduction that has caught on and never let go. Doomsday in the Superman/Batman movie? Hey you never know!

Batman The Dark Knight (2011 2nd Series) #23.4 – One of the hottest “surprise” issues to come out recently is the Catwoman #23 (New 52) book. The aftermarket went bonkers when word got out that this comic contained the first appearance of the Joker’s daughter. This week the Joker’s daughter will make here “second appearance”. Don’t miss this comic, it’s definitely a sellout book.

Detective Comics (2011 2nd Series) #23.4 – The last of the Bat books has Man-Bat gracing the 3D cover. Sometimes a simple switching of a word can create a new character! Although not a recognizable, oh my God I need to buy the issue with Man-Bat in it, it’s the first appearance that’s more appealing than anything. Check out the debut of Man-Bat in Detective Comics #400 (1970). A story drawn by legend Neal Adams and a classic cover by Neal to boot! Good stuff here.

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InvestComics Hot Picks 9-25-13

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Marvel Comics debuts the new Sun-Girl in Superior Spider-Man Team Up (2013) #3. Sun-Girl is a great looking 70 year old character. Check out the first appearance from back in 1948’s Sun-Girl #1 from Timely Publications! That’s pre-Marvel folks.

Also from Marvel,  check out Infinity Heist (2013) #1 and Punisher Trial of Punisher (2013) #1. With any kind of buzz with these two comics, they will be sold out very quick.

Speaking of sold out comics, if these comics bring it, expect the aftermarket to be a buzzing. Farlaine The Goblin (2013) #1 stands right in front of this line (Interview right now on InvestComics with creator Studio Farlaine!! Click HERE!). Sold out at Diamond Distributors, get your hands on this comic if you can. Zombie Annihilation One Shot from SILVER PHOENIX ENTERTAINMENT is also sold out at the distributor level. Other Dead (2013 IDW) #1, Powerpuff Girls (2013 IDW) #1 are sold out as well.

On the cusp of second prints are Sex Criminals (2013) #1, Super (2013) #1, Rat Queens (2013 Image) #1, and Planet of the Apes Giant (2013 Boom) #1. As always mentioned here, Image Comics have been on a serious roll lately. Their products have been outstanding. Watch out for the sell outs of their comics, because interest will eventually reach the “another” medium as Hollywood will start picking off some of their stories.

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Jay Katz

 

FARLAINE THE GOBLIN #1 – in Stores Sept 25 – Interview with Studio Farlaine

FARLAINE THE GOBLIN #1 first issue is in stores this week on September 25th 2013
Top notch artwork and a very small print run!
Retailers were sent an advance copy a few months ago.
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This is a fairy tale.

This week Terry Hoknes at www.HoknesComics.com spoke with Studio Farlaine(www.Farlaine.com) who explained the comic story and makes sense of the various printings.

This week #1 comes out shipped through Diamond to all comic stores. This is the first time its been available in a mass print run to the public, however its not the first printing as a promotional copy was printed a few months back. In total about 300 stores in North America received 1 advance copy of #1 – the first promo printing, in addition to fans that picked up early copies of the book at the Boston and Baltimore Conventions.

After that point, a fire at the printer destroyed much of the remaining stock, requiring a new printing to fill Diamond orders. The new printing is an improvement and there are subtle changes making this a unique printing.

Some call it the 1st Diamond printing, the 1st retail printing, the “fire” printing or the 2nd printing.

To confuse matters #1 was originally listed by Diamond as shipping to stores on July 17th(this was the promotional copies), and then combined with the fire the September release date was pushed back. These delays and changes made it harder for retailers to order copies during July and August as the Diamond ordering system was confused about whether the book was sold out or just not available.

Farlaine the Goblin, a tree goblin shaman from the Forest of Fin-Din, has spent years wandering the very many Oddlands of Wug in search of a forest to call his own. He only has 10 lands left

Farlaine has been searching for years. He’s had a lot of failures. His tree is getting a little beat up. He only has 10 lands left to explore of the hundreds he started with. None of the remaining options sound promising, and if he finishes exploring the world without finding a forest, poor Ehrenwort will wither and die, and he will wander like a ronin forever.

We follow Farlaine and Ehrenwort as they continue through the remaining lands, each with a distinctive trait indicated in their names – The Tinklands, The Saltlands, The Racelands, The Twistlands, The Winglands, The Vaultlands, The Traplands, etc.

TH: I recall Farlaine #1 was scheduled to come out on July 17th and at the time Diamond was saying no more copies were available – but now i’m wondering does that mean it sold out OR was it due to the delay that they just were saying none were available?

SF: Ahh, this was a Diamond mistake. The book was only solicited in July and we sent off 300 free copies that month. Somehow they slipped into Diamond’s system as normal books, so suddenly all of these sites started reporting that book 1 was being released in mid-July. That was only the free copies. The book was scheduled for September 4th since the beginning, and only shifted after the fire.
Farlaine 2 was solicited in August and will come out in late October. I haven’t heard sales numbers yet but expect them to trickle in sometime in the next week. What’s funny about this book is that we also sent off free copies, 450 this time, but they arrived late!! So they would only have gotten to stores last week, after the deadline. Diamond had discussed possibly ordering extra surplus in case late orders came in, but I never heard any more about that. So I would not be surprised if book 2 sells out just because of the timing glitch!

TH: Which brings up a question of #2. Are there then 2 printings of #2 as well? The first batch you printed up for promo but then you are going back to the printer for the official solicitation?

SF:
Yes, that’s right. We did a first printing in time for promo copies and reviewers, but since we didn’t know the sales number for even book 1 yet, we didn’t know how many to print for the public. So when we got the orders for book 2 we did a second identical printing using the same files. Book 3 will only be a single printing.

In both cases, books 1 and 2, I printed a few hundred extra copies for conventions and people buying through the website. On the positive side book 3 orders won’t be due until after book 1 is out and we’ve hit the NYCC, so hopefully those orders will go up(we’re also finally offering ‘buy 5, get 1 free’, which was supposed to be offered on the first two books but wasn’t).

TH: Tell me about the print run of the #1 1st customers printing, the “fire printing”.

SF: They came in at 1,350 copies. My original expectations were lower than that, figuring a minimum of 700 and ideally 1000, which makes 1,350 seem downright spectacular!

TH: To complicate issues on August 15th, due to a fire at the printer, all the early printed copies of Book #1 were destroyed and the comic would have to miss the original release date of September 4th, which is why it was delayed again until September 25th. I have been constantly monitoring Diamond every day for the past two months to see how many copies are available and if they are even available for order I found most of the time I could not order any copies as the system had to deal with a July 17, September 4th and September 25th release date.

SF: Yes, very unfortunate for sure. Who knows what the orders would have been like without the mixups and confusion!

TH: An amazing new comic book, top quality story and artwork, unique format and small print run make this all a great book to check out.

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If your local comic shop is sold out today contact www.HoknesComics.com or hoknes at hotmail.com to order copies as this will sell out quickly !  Diamond Distributors is already sold out in advance of release date.

Biggest Back Issue Comic Book Dealers on Earth

Biggest Back Issue Comic Book Dealers on Earth

Article by Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com at hoknes@hotmail.com

For the first time ever we rank the largest dealers of back issue comic books online using Ebay as our reference point.

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The following chart shows the overall rank of Sellers based on how many current online auctions they are running.

The following chart shows Seller and their location.  This is followed by their current feedback rating and the number of auctions they are running.

Mile High Comics comes out at #1 for most auctions being held and also for the #1 dealer of silver age era comic books.  99.6% positive feedback in the past year.  Ebay seller since July 2001.

MyComicShop comes in at #1 for highest ebay feedback of any comic dealer and they also rank #1 for most modern and golden age comic books currently listed for sale.  99.6% positive feedback in the past year.  Ebay seller since October 2005.

CBA is the #1 ranking comics dealer in Canada based on current auctions however Armbo has the highest feedback rating of any Canadian seller.  99.8% positive feedback in the past year.  Ebay seller since October 1998.

Akihabara Outlet Books from Japan is the only non-North American dealer to rank in the top 50 biggest. Ebay seller since November 2009.

RANK # EBAY SELLER LOCATION FEEDBACK TOTAL EBAY ITEMS Modern Silver Gold
1 Mile High Comics USA Denver 132000 411,951 matching items 2 1 3
2 mycomicshop USA Texas 190000 222,864 matching items 1 2 1
3 Searchlight Comics USA NJ 15400 86,716 matching items
4 CBA Comics Canada Ontario 11400 30,493 matching items 3 3
5 Armbo Comic Emporium Canada Ontario 18800 29,085 matching items 4
6 DTA COLLECTIBLES USA Florida 30000 27,649 matching items 2
7 fantasy-comics USA NY 26000 18,384 matching items 6
8 Comics Galaxy USA Texas 37000 16,568 matching items 6 6
9 High Quality Comics USA CA 21000 16,329 matching items 7
10 CyberspaceComics USA NY 24000 15,718 matching items
11 heroeshaven USA Florida 13000 15,225 matching items 5
12 StoriesStore USA Virginia 60000 15,010 matching items
13 Starbase Atlanta Inc USA Georgia 117000 12,314 matching items
14 BASEMENT COMICS USA Maryland 21000 11,848 matching items 7 4
15 Geoffrey’s Comics USA CA 6900 11,457 matching items 5 10
16 Nightmares And Notions Comic Cellar USA CA 9200 11,036 matching items 8
17 Collector’s World Store USA Virginia 8000 10,312 matching items 9
18 fantasticzone USA NY 13000 9,604 matching items
19 Allstar-Comics USA Florida 15500 9,035 matching items
20 Lee’s Comics USA CA 9200 9,029 matching items 8
21 KillenEnterprises USA Illinois 34000 8,830 matching items 10
22 AAA Comics and Collectibles USA NY 9700 8,582 matching items
23 Collectorsdenwf USA Texas 9200 8,410 matching items
24 Time Warp Comics USA Colorado 9900 8,062 matching items
25 HARLEY YEE RARE COMICS USA Michigan 5800 8,036 matching items 10 5
26 Statistical Anomalies USA Nebraska 6000 7,780 matching items
27 Esskayp Comics USA Kentucky 13000 7,594 matching items
28 ducksrus4u USA Connecticut 9400 7,439 matching items
29 Comics and Friends USA Ohio 3700 7,380 matching items
30 Akihabara Outlet Books JAPAN Japan 3130 7,259 matching items
31 KermitsPadComics USA Virginia 6100 7,095 matching items 4
32 Drewbizz Comics Clothes and More USA NY 12500 6,932 matching items
33 Collector Haven USA Arizona 8000 6,563 matching items
34 The Vault Collectibles USA Tennessee 7300 6,558 matching items
35 JH Comics USA Wisconsin 26200 6,530 matching items 9
36 JMHCOMICS-John Hauser Comics USA Wisconsin 24100 6,473 matching items 8
37 Bunky Brothers USA CA 5200 6,213 matching items
38 ULTIMATE COMICS ONLINE USA North Carolina 12100 6,171 matching items
39 jesse james comics USA Arizona 9700 6,161 matching items
40 HeroesAndHotshots USA Florida 6400 6,084 matching items
41 Mail Order Comics USA Nebraska 3700 5,690 matching items
42 ZIGCOMICS USA NY 11000 5,636 matching items
43 I Like Comics CS USA Washington 8000 5,623 matching items
44 Oak Leaf Collectibles USA Iowa 35000 5,088 matching items
45 IWMoreComics USA Colorado 5400 4,981 matching items
46 Ed Kalb COMIC BOOKS AND MORE USA Arizona 16100 4,923 matching items
47 Quality Comix USA Alabama 3600 4,725 matching items
48 COSMIC COMICS Las Vegas USA Nevada 13300 4,632 matching items
49 BLBcomics USA Nebraska 5800 4,616 matching items
50 H and R Wholesale Store Canada Ontario 20500 4,590 matching items
100 Tomorrows Treasures Comics USA NY 4700 1,979 matching items 7
150 Beacon Comics Canada Quebec 2200 1,793 matching items 9

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TOP SELLERS – MODERN COMICS
mycomicshop USA Texas 190000 222,864 matching items 1
Mile High Comics USA Denver 132000 411,951 matching items 2
CBA Comics Canada Ontario 11400 30,493 matching items 3
Armbo Comic Emporium Canada Ontario 18800 29,085 matching items 4
heroeshaven USA Florida 13000 15,225 matching items 5
fantasy-comics USA NY 26000 18,384 matching items 6
High Quality Comics USA CA 21000 16,329 matching items 7
Nightmares And Notions Comic Cellar USA CA 9200 11,036 matching items 8
Collector’s World Store USA Virginia 8000 10,312 matching items 9
KillenEnterprises USA Illinois 34000 8,830 matching items 10

TOP SELLERS – SILVER AGE COMICS

Mile High Comics USA Denver 132000 411,951 matching items 2 1
mycomicshop USA Texas 190000 222,864 matching items 1 2
CBA Comics Canada Ontario 11400 30,493 matching items 3 3
KermitsPadComics USA Virginia 6100 7,095 matching items 4
Geoffrey’s Comics USA CA 6900 11,457 matching items 5
Comics Galaxy USA Texas 37000 16,568 matching items 6
BASEMENT COMICS USA Maryland 21000 11,848 matching items 7
Lee’s Comics USA CA 9200 9,029 matching items 8
JH Comics USA Wisconsin 26200 6,530 matching items 9
HARLEY YEE RARE COMICS USA Michigan 5800 8,036 matching items 10

TOP SELLERS – GOLDEN AGE COMICS

EBAY SELLER LOCATION FEEDBACK TOTAL EBAY ITEMS Modern Silver Gold
mycomicshop USA Texas 190000 222,864 matching items 1 2 1
DTA COLLECTIBLES USA Florida 30000 27,649 matching items 2
Mile High Comics USA Denver 132000 411,951 matching items 2 1 3
BASEMENT COMICS USA Maryland 21000 11,848 matching items 7 4
HARLEY YEE RARE COMICS USA Michigan 5800 8,036 matching items 10 5
Comics Galaxy USA Texas 37000 16,568 matching items 6 6
Tomorrows Treasures Comics USA NY 4700 1,979 matching items 7
JMHCOMICS-John Hauser Comics USA Wisconsin 24100 6,473 matching items 8
Beacon Comics Canada Quebec 2200 1,793 matching items 9
Geoffrey’s Comics USA CA 6900 11,457 matching items 5 10

http://collectibles.stores.shop.ebay.ca/_sl.html?_sacat=63

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.
Looking for any comics on this list!  Contact us as we can order any comics for you on this list at www.HoknesComics.com
Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics. hoknes@hotmail.com

SOLD OUT New #1 and #2 Comics for September 25 2013 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 and #2 Comics for September 25 2013 Release Week

Article by  Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com
Support new comics !
This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series.
Pictured are this weeks new comic series selling out the fastest !

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This weekly article shows how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.
This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!
Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !
Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !
Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores if even just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly!

So any comics on the list that still have copies left are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled on September 19 2013 (6 days BEFORE release date)!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS

 

AVATAR PRESS
Extinction Parade #2 (Leather Cover), $14.99 – 1 COPY LEFT
Uber #0 (Caanan White Enhanced Battleships Cover), $5.99 – 13 COPIES LEFT
Uber #2 (Caanan White First Appearance Miyoto Cover), $5.99 – 15 COPIES LEFT

 

BIG DOG INK
In Crowd #2 (Of 4)(Cover A C.B. Zane), $3.50 – 2 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
In Crowd #2 (Of 4)(Cover B Corey Knaebel), $3.50

 

BOOM! STUDIOS

Planet Of The Apes Giant #1 (Cover A Marek Oleksicki), $4.99 – 138 COPIES LEFT

 

DARK HORSE COMICS

Criminal Macabre The Eyes Of Frankenstein #1 (Of 4), $3.99 – 192 COPIES LEFT
Itty Bitty Hellboy #2 (Of 5), $2.99 – 331 COPIES LEFT

DC COMICS

Batman Superman #2 (Jae Lee 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 4,345 COPIES LEFT

 

DEVIL’S DUE ENTERTAINMENT
Mercy Sparx #2 (Cover A Matt Merhoff)(not verified by Diamond), $3.99 – 44 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
Mercy Sparx #2 (Cover B Elizabeth Torque)(not verified by Diamond), $3.99

 

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

Lone Ranger Annual 2013 (Colton Worley Regular Cover), $4.99 – 38 COPIES LEFT

 

IDW PUBLISHING
Half Past Danger #1 (Of 6)(3rd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 19 COPIES LEFT
Locke And Key #1 (Hundred Penny Press Edition), $1.00 – SOLD OUT
Other Dead #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Qing Ping Mui), $3.99 – 53 COPIES LEFT
Other Dead #1 (Of 5)(Cover RI Dave Dorman), AR – SOLD OUT
Other Dead #1 (Of 5)(Cover SUB Kevin Eastman), $3.99 – 67 COPIES LEFT
Powerpuff Girls #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Troy Little), $3.99 – 206 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
Powerpuff Girls #1 (Of 6)(Cover B Troy Little), $3.99
Powerpuff Girls #1 (Of 6)(Cover C Troy Little), $3.99
Powerpuff Girls #1 (Of 6)(Cover D Troy Little), $3.99
Powerpuff Girls #1 (Of 6)(Cover RI Troy Little), AR – SOLD OUT
Powerpuff Girls #1 (Of 6)(Cover SUB Stephanie Buscema), $3.99 – 135 COPIES LEFT
Powerpuff Girls #1 Boxed Set, $15.99 – 36 BOXES LEFT
Transformers Monstrosity #2 (Of 4)(Livio Ramondelli 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 8 COPIES LEFT

 

IMAGE COMICS
Aphrodite IX #2 (Stjepan Sejic Amazing Las Vegas Comic-Con Variant Cover), $10.00 – SOLD OUT
Rat Queens #1 (Cover A Roc Upchurch), $3.50 – 115 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
Rat Queens #1 (Cover B Fiona Staples), AR
Sex Criminals #1, $3.50 – 128 COPIES LEFT

 

MARVEL COMICS
Infinity Heist #1 (Of 4), $3.99 – 358 COPIES LEFT
Marvel Universe Thor Comic Reader #1, $3.99 – 10 COPIES LEFT
Punisher The Trial Of The Punisher #1 (Of 2), $3.99 – 203 COPIES LEFT
Wolverine In The Flesh #1 (Tim Seeley 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 43 COPIES LEFT

MICROCOSM PUBLISHING

Henry And Glenn Forever And Ever #2 (Cover A Tom Neely), $5.00 – 25 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
Henry And Glenn Forever And Ever #2 (Cover B Levon Johanian), $5.00

 

MOONSTONE
Domino Lady Sherlock Holmes #2 (Of 2)(Mark Sparacio Regular Cover), $3.99 – 31 COPIES LEFT
Domino Lady Sherlock Holmes #2 (Of 2)(Mark Sparacio Virgin Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT

 

RED 5 COMICS
Neozoic Traders Gambit #2 (Of 4), $3.50 – 30 COPIES LEFT

 

SILVER PHOENIX ENTERTAINMENT

Zombie Annihilation (One Shot), $1.50 – 21 COPIES LEFT

 

STUDIO FARLAINE
Farlaine The Goblin #1, $5.00 – SOLD OUT

 

UNLIKELY HEROES STUDIOS

Super #1, $2.99 – 176 COPIES LEFT

 

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

Grimm Fairy Tales Presents No Tomorrow #2 (Of 5)(Cover A Paulo Siqueria), $2.99 – 48 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents No Tomorrow #2 (Of 5)(Cover B MIke Lilly), $2.99 – 58 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents No Tomorrow #2 (Of 5)(Cover C Tommy Patterson), $2.99 – 55 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Realm Knights #2 (Of 4)(Cover A Pasquale Qualano), $2.99 – 58 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Realm Knights #2 (Of 4)(Cover B Emilio Laiso), $2.99 – 56 COPIES LEFT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Realm Knights #2 (Of 4)(Cover C Anthony Spay), $2.99 – 48 COPIES LEFT

 

http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/newreleases/next-week

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.
Looking for any comics on this list!  Contact us as we can order any comics for you on this list at www.HoknesComics.com
Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics. hoknes@hotmail.com

PalmCon 3! – The Palm Beach County Comic Book and Collectibles Show!

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

PalmCon: The Palm Beach County Comic Book and Collectibles Show

When: September 21st 2013 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Where: The Palm Beach County Convention Center – 650 Okeechobee Boulevard West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Admission: $9.00 for Adults at the door – $7.00 in advance (on-line), $5.00 for kids 4-13 at the door – $4.00 in advance (on-line), FREE for children 3 and under.

PalmConPalmCon: The Palm Beach Comic Book and Collectibles Show is Palm Beach County’s only comic convention of its kind. This is the third year for PalmCon and for the first year we are moving to the Palm Beach County Convention Center occupying over 50,000 square feet of convention space. As with years past, we strive to bring Palm Beach County the best in comics, animation, and pop-culture while providing a fun and safe family friendly atmosphere.

We are pleased to have film and television actor Deep Roy as one of our guests. Most know him for his role as all of the Oompa Loompas in Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Deep Roy also holds the honor of being the only actor to appear on screen in all three major science-fiction franchises – Doctor Who, Star Trek and Star Wars. He has also appeared in Transformers, The NeverEnding Story, Flash Gordon, Return to Oz, and he had a recurring role in the HBO series Eastbound and Down. Other media guests include Jim Decker and Robert Z’Dar who is known for his B-movie roles but has also appeared in mainstream films such as Tango and Cash.

PalmCon will also play host to some top names in comics including Ethan Van Sciver who is know for his work at DC Comics on Green Lantern, the Flash and most recently Batman. Returning this year will be comic book legend Jose Delbo who has been in the industry for years working on such titles as Wonder Woman, The Transformers, The Twilight Zone and The ThunderCats. Joining us for the first time will be Allen Bellman who is best known for his work on Captain America back in the 1940s at the start of the “golden age of comic books”. Also making a rare convention appearance will be Carlos Castellanos the cocreator of the wildly popular nationally syndicated comic strip Baldo.

Other attractions at PalmCon will include an appearance by the 501st Legion and the Mandalorian Mercs known for their movie accurate Star Wars costumes and community involvement. Also arriving in time for the show will be a replica of the Ghostbusters’s car Ecto-1 along with the Carolina and Miami Ghostbusters fan groups. As an added bonus to PalmCon this year we are bringing in the Art of Akira Exhibit that features original hand panted cells and production art from Japan’s most famous animated film – Akira.

PalmCon continues to receive an amazing amount of support from the local comic scene. Most of the major comic shops in South Florida will be represented at PalmCon along with over 100 vendors, artists, publishers and filmmakers. There will be a raffle, a costume contest, and the Indie-Film Screening Room showing short films created by local filmmakers.

This event grew out of Martin T. Pierro’s love for the small hotel and mall comic shows that were a staple of his childhood days in West Palm Beach. In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in comic book characters (as evident by the recent blockbuster films The Avengers, Iron Man 3 and The Dark Knight Rises), so it seemed a perfect time to bring these types of shows back to Palm Beach County.

More information and a complete guest/vendor list can be found here: www.cosmictimes.net/palmcon

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.​D. Deploys To New York Comic Con!

InvestComics along with new co-anchor Rafael Rosario (Ratchet City Comics) will be at the New York Comic Con this year and we will bring you coverage on the arrival of Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!! Check out the press release below!

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Deploys To New York Comic Con!

Exciting New Series on ABC Network Brings New Footage, Secrets and More To Fans

MAOS_Poster_01_2Los Angeles, CA- September 17, 2013—New York Comic Con, the biggest pop culture event of the year, is almost here—andMarvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be there with the action and excitement no fan can miss!

First, visit the Marvel Booth (#1354) beginning on Friday, October 11th for a chance to (almost) touch Lola! That’s right- the iconic vehicle of Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) will be on display for the first time ever to the public and this is your once-in-a-lifetime chance to see- and be photographed with- a piece of Marvel history! Plus, fans can pick up an exclusiveMarvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. mini-poster (while supplies last) in the Marvel Booth to show their support for everyone’s favorite elite international agents.

Then, an Saturday, October 12th at 5:00pm in the Main Theater, join Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb for theMarvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC panel for your first look at new footage from the series and access to exclusive news before anyone else!

“New York is the birthplace of Marvel and home to some of our greatest fans- so we’re bringing them an awesomeMarvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. experience!”, said Loeb. “Not only do you get a Level 7 sneak peek at the future ofMarvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at New York Comic Con, along with a few more surprises you’ll hear about pretty soon, you’ll also get to see Lola in person for the first time ever! Just don’t let Coulson see you trying to take her for a ride!”

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,the first live-action television series from the House of Ideas, premieresTUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. This dynamic, action-packed one-hour drama brings back Agent Phil Coulson to lead a team of highly skilled agents with one mission: To investigate the new, the strange and the unknown around the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary.

Can’t make it to the convention? Follow along on the Marvel Events App & events.marvel.com, the best way to get exclusive videos, real-time announcements from the convention floor and up-to-the-minute panel, in-booth, and signing schedules of all your favorite Marvel creators!

Stay tuned towww.marvel.com for all the breaking news aboutMarvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and New York Comic Con.

About Marvel:

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visitwww.marvel.com

About Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.:

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz and Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Marvel’s first television series, was co-created by Joss Whedon & Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen (“Dollhouse,” “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”), who also serve as executive producers along with Jeph Loeb (“Smallville,” “Lost,” “Heroes”) and Jeffrey Bell (“Angel,” “Alias”). “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to the airdate.

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ABC Studios is a leader in the development, production and strategic distribution of entertainment content across broadcast and emerging digital platforms. The studio is the key content provider for the ABC Entertainment Group, having produced multiple seasons of hit series, including “Scandal,” “Once Upon A Time,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Lost,” “Castle” and “Revenge”; as well as “Army Wives” for Lifetime and “Criminal Minds” for CBS. These hit series have supplied the company’s distribution pipelines worldwide with programming and related product lines. ABC Studios will continue to produce memorable television programming for the 2013-14 television season, including eight new series for ABC and the summer series “Mistresses”; along with “Perception” on TNT, “Cougar Town” on TBS, new drama “Devious Maids” on Lifetime, and “Intelligence,” premiering on CBS next season.

 

Top 100 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during EARLY SEPTEMBER 2013

Top 100 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during EARLY SEPTEMBER 2013

Bi-weekly column and list compiled by comics historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com

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This list is updated every 2 weeks.  This list is compiled from my non-stop research of the current market.   I believe these were the most demand and growing in value books this month.     This list focuses on all regular edition covers.  (Variants are not listed otherwise they would likely dominate the entire list due to instant high prices and calculated small print runs).   If you think I have missed any hot titles/issues of the last 5 years please let me know.  Here are my picks of what I believe are the hottest comics at this very moment from all sold releases of the last few years online based on back issue sales ABOVE cover price.

Note these are all the “hot” recent sold comics that your comic shops will not have still on the shelf for cover price.  However many speculators will hunt their local comic shops looking for that “hot” book that is still on the shelf – sometimes you find them!

This market report is based on very current constant online sales.  Number of sales online above cover and the amount above cover price are the criteria I use for ranking books highest on the list.

MARKET REPORT:

Potentially the 26 hottest comics are all brand new 3D cover releases from DC during Villain month.  I have chose NOT to list them individually as they would dominate the entire chart so I am grouping them by week and highlighting the peak values of each 3D cover.  Note there is a regular standard cover version of all these comics which are NOT hot.  Only the 3D cover versions are sold out in advance due to stores being allocated copies in advance.    I do NOT believe the print runs on these books are smaller than normal in fact I think they are higher than normal monthly print runs however the demand has caused many people to collect issues they would not normally pick up and of course speculators are buying extra copies of each as demand is strong online as some stores got shorted copies.  Some titles and issues are shorted more than others causing some issues to be higher demand than the rest.

#1 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #2 (DC 2013) 13 different 3D covers came out in week #2 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.  Week Two   Harley Quinn at $36   Mr Freeze at $31    Lobo at $31   Riddler at $20.50   Reverse Flash at $20   Court Of Owls at $18   Killer Frost at $17.50   Solomon Grundy at $13   Trigon at $13   Black Manta for $12   Mongul at $12   Brainiac at $10.50    Zod at $10

#2 3D VILLAINS MONTH WEEK #1 (DC 2013)   13 different 3D covers came out in week #2 of the villains month campaign.  Here are the highest prices achieved for each.  Some high sales actually came in pre-sales online.  Most prices have settled to about 50% of these listed prices.   Week One   Forever Evil #1 – $280 (1 per store variant cover).  Darkseid for $31  Poison Ivy for $27   Ventriloquist for $26.50    Joker for $25     Count Vertigo at $20    Creeper at $20     Deadshot at $16.50     Two-Face at $15     Relic at $14    Bizarro at $13.50     Grodd at $13    Desaad at $13    Cyborg Superman at $10

#3 OUTLIERS #1 (2013) Indie comic self published with financing.  Highest ratings online for story and art.  Super small print run.  More and more hype every week and a print run of less than 1800 copies kept prices continually rising up and currently at $50.00.  We hyped this book first and helped bring the book mainstream attention for this amazing book.

#4 CATWOMAN #23 (DC 2013) 1st appearance of Joker’s Daughter appears in the last page and is a prelude to her big appearance coming up soon in the 3D DC Villain take over month.   Prices hit $13.00 the day of release.

#5 THE MOCKING DEAD #1 (2013) New release comic that sold out instantly and went to 2nd print.  Early sales online were all over the place with sales anywhere from $4 to $40 for the subscription cover.  Currently a bit above cover for the regular cover and the subscription about $8.00

#6 DAY MEN #1 (BOOM 2013) New ongoing series – #1 sold out instantly – kept rising during early August and then new movie news and the world went nuts for this book.  I received long distance calls for this book and so did other local comic shops as people wanted to buy this book in major multiples.  Hit a high of $20.00 and then online got flooded with too many copies and prices settled now at $9.00.

#7 X-FILES SEASON 10 #1 and #2 both sold out instantly (IDW) #1 2013 – brand new release sold out instantly and regular cover bringing a bit above cover constantly.

94, XFiles Season 10, 1, $3.99, IDW, 24,270

#8 STEAM WARS (ANTARCTIC PRESS 2013)  Unique new series done in steampunk style but tells a new variation of the George Lucas Star Wars movie storyline featuring characters and storyline and artwork that is definitely borrowed and parodies from the original sci-fi movie.   Small print and demand growing for #1 and #2.    #1 did not even make Top 300 chart with sales less than 2400.

362, Steam Wars, 1, $3.99, Antarctic, 2,399

#9 CHRONOS COMMANDOS #1 (TITAN 2013) Small print run small publisher instant sell out – Both issues #1 and #2 have sold as high as $12.00 each.  Neither issue even charted on the monthly Top 300 Diamond sales.   Nazi soldiers and dinosaurs !!

#10 SKYWARD #0-3 (2010) Originally a self published mini series in 2010. (3 years before the new ongoing series).  Jeremy Dale self-published the first three issues a few years ago. These black and white “Graphite Editions” have sold on eBay for over $300 for a set of 0-3 in the last few weeks. A number 1 Graphite sells for around $100.

#11 MYTHOPOLIS #1 (ARRDEN 2013) #1 small print publisher printed 4 regular covers very limited.  Comic was delayed as the early variant covers came out 6 months ahead of time and the regular #1 shipped 3 months past original scheduling date.  Copies in first week of release sold as high as $20.00 each for regular cover #1A.

#12 SONS OF ANARCHY #1 (BOOM 2013)  New series based on TV series – many copies selling for $7.00 the week of release.

 #13 CLONE (IMAGE 2012) On July 15th 2013 it was announced that the new TV series was official and that drove up prices on #1 even though it has a larger print run over 23,000.   Diamond still had copies in warehouse up to this news announcement and then sold its last 1,000 copies within days.   #1 currently at $10.00 – all issues selling better now and sold out at Diamond. Note how the print run has dropped drastically.  Issue #1 has almost 500% the print run of #9.

95 Clone 1 $2.99 Image 23,292
172 Clone 2 $2.99 Image 11,144
170 Clone 3 $2.99 Image 10,525
200 Clone 4 $2.99 Image 8,589
213 Clone 5 $2.99 Image 8,076
224 Clone 6 $2.99 Image 7,460
251 Clone 7 $2.99 Image 6,956
249 Clone 8 $2.99 Image 6,343
288 Clone 9 $2.99 Image 5,954

#14 TRINITY OF SIN: PANDORA #1 (DC 2013) New mini-series inspiring the Trinity DC crossover storyline for summer 2013 sold out and quickly went to 2nd printing and copies selling as high as $11.00 for regular edition.

#15 WILD BLUE YONDER (IDW) #1 and #2 both sold out instantly 2013 – brand new release sold out instantly and regular cover bringing above cover quickly.

184, Wild Blue Yonder, 1, $3.99, IDW, 10,840

#16 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US (DC) – the hottest DC title of 2013 with small print runs and 3rd prints selling out.  Peaked in May at $85.00 for set of #1-4      Many sellers with reprint sets that also sell well.   #1 2nd printing hit $12.00   #1 $40 #2 $25 #3 $8 #4 $5 #5-6 $4.   I predicted this could be a hit when I saw the initial print run numbers so low and yet featuring major characters Batman,  Joker, Superman, Wonder Woman etc.   Print runs peaked with #6 and are now leveling out.

96, Injustice Gods Among Us, 1, $3.99, DC, 20,733
120, Injustice Gods Among Us, 2, $3.99, DC, 17,068
118, Injustice Gods Among Us, 3, $3.99, DC, 18,068
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 4, $3.99, DC, 21,669
89, Injustice Gods Among Us, 5, $3.99, DC, 25,215
83, Injustice Gods Among Us, 6, $3.99, DC, 26,011.
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 7, $3.99, DC, 25,731

#17 GRIMM FAIRY TALES: OZ (ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT 2013) #1 has 5 regular covers – most sellers including myself sold these as sets.  Selling for cover until it was reported they were sold out and then sets selling for double cover as of Aug 15th.

#18 IT CAME #1 (2013) Small print mini series issue – sci-fi oriented – Very few retailers ordered it – hit $12.00.

#19 DEXTER (MARVEL 2013) #1 and #2 sold out with small print run based on the violent TV show.  Immediate increases on #1.
#20 THE WALKING DEAD (Image) #108 1st app Ezekiel and #110 origin and battle of Ezekiel with Michonne.  All back issues #1-110 are sold out and bring above cover prices.  #92 and #93 extremely hot at  $30.00 each.   Retailers upped their orders yet again starting with #109 onwards after the sellout of #108.  This is the highest print runs have ever been (not counting #100).
30 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 55710 2012 6
264 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 6472 2012 8
1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7
117 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 21987 2012 8
70 Walking Dead 100 Chromium Ed. $9.99 Image 30969 2012 7
31 Walking Dead 101 $2.99 Image 51732 2012 8
24 Walking Dead 102 $2.99 Image 53337 2012 9
9 Walking Dead 103 $2.99 Image 74378 2012 10
35 Walking Dead 104 $2.99 Image 57456 2012 11
28 Walking Dead 105 $2.99 Image 57781 2012 12
19, Walking Dead106, $2.99, Image, 70,526
19, Walking Dead107, $2.99, Image, 63,575
21, Walking Dead108, $2.99, Image, 67,423
8, Walking Dead109, $2.99, Image, 90,362
13, Walking Dead110, $2.99, Image, 76,455
13, Walking Dead111, $2.99, Image, 74,857
#21 SAGA #1-12    #1 still super hot at about $80 down from peak of $100 – all issues in demand even with high print runs.  #12 was hot for a moment when banned by Apple.  Print runs have gone up the last 5 issues in a row.  #12 has a much larger print run than #1. After The Walking Dead sensation Saga is always Image’s best selling title.
40 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 37641 2012 3
177 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 9641 2012 4
267 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 4484 2012 6
48 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 36885 2012 4
264 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 6252 2012 5
57 Saga 3 $2.99 Image 38895 2012 5
47 Saga 4 $2.99 Image 41143 2012 6
44 Saga 5 $2.99 Image 40556 2012 7
46 Saga 6 $2.99 Image 40584 2012 8
51 Saga 7 $2.99 Image 46971 2012 11
51 Saga 8 $2.99 Image 42324 2012 12
38, Saga9, $2.99, Image, 45,629
36, Saga10, $2.99, Image, 48,388
33, Saga11, $2.99, Image, 50,023
27, Saga12, $2.99, Image, 53,339
#22 BATMAN #1 5 7 9 – sold out issues averaging $20-$30 each and #1 sells for $50.00.  Complete sets of #1-10 bring $150.00.  Batman is the #1 selling regular monthly comic book these days and it is the most valuable “complete set” of all current titles.

#23 NUMBERCRUNCHER #1 (TITAN 2013) New miniseries from small publisher sold out instantly – nobody has copies for sale.

Did not even chart on the monthly Top 300.   High sale of $13.00.   #3 sold out even before day of release.

#24 ARCANE SECRETS #1 (2013) New HP Lovecraft adaptation brought some early high online sales at $8.00.

#25 TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH (Image) #1 hit high of $20 immediately in January week of release and then settled down.    Smaller print run.  Mini-series #1-4 is sold out and will become ongoing soon from Image with #5 coming out in a month.  News of a new tv/movie reported on July 13th made the #1 a super hot comic instantly with sales as high as $60 in July but then cooled down again.  #1 and #2 have a 2nd print which are both rarer typically in print run than the originals.
197, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 1, $2.99, Image, 7,879
240, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 2, $2.99, Image, 6,177
224, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 3, $2.99, Image, 7,140
230, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 4, $2.99, Image, 7,113
#26 SKYWARD #1 (ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT 2013) Originally a one-shot in 2010.  Summer 2013 a new ongoing series and all ages friendly from small publisher sold out instantly.  Many copies sold between $20 and $25 online.  I helped publicize this book online myself helping it achieve higher prices.   #1 and #2 currently sell about $8.00 each.
#27 WATSON AND HOLMES (NEW PARADIGM 2013) Small print run of 3,800 copies between 2 regular covers sold out instantly and brought sales of up to $50.00 each in first week and then cooled off.   Print run was so small that it did not even rank in the Top 300 of the month.  Currently #1 sells at above $10 and #2 sells at $7.00
#28 EAST OF WEST (Image) #1 Hot as a pre-seller and now sells up to $12.00.   4th printing already and sets of #1-4 sell really well.  This is a rare modern example of a comic with a huge print run that still sells out due to popularity and goes to reprints on every issue.  It’s the “2013″ version of Saga in terms of popularity.  All 5 issues have gone to 2nd prints.
35, East of West1*, $3.50, Image, 49,518
193, East of West1 2nd printing $3.50, Image, 9,742
296, East of West1 3rd printing, $3.50, Image, 5,024
46, East of West2*, $3.50, Image, 41,838
54, East of West3*, $3.50, Image, 39,441

#29 THE LAST OF US (DARK HORSE) – 4 issue mini-series all issues instant sellouts and tie-in to video game.  All issues are sold out and Diamond has sold out of #4 a month before its release.  Currently all 3 1st print issues are selling for on average $23.00 EACH !  #3 hit a high of $41.00 the week of release.  Print runs of issues #1-3 are very low.   Print run of #4 jumped way up and is a common book.  Complete set of 4 issues hit high of $160.00 in early July.    I sold a few sets at $100.00.  Only #1 has had a reprint so far and that 2nd printing might be so rare that it did not chart which means likely a print run of less than 3,000 copies.   Reprints were scheduled by Dark Horse for #1-3 and then cancelled but now just came out.  Prices dropped down after the series was done.

Last of Us American Dreams, 1, $3.99, Dark Horse, 6,012
Last of Us American Dreams, 2, $3.99, Dark Horse, 4,991
Last of Us American Dreams, 3, $3.99, Dark Horse, 5,014
Last of Us American Dreams, 4, $3.99, Dark Horse, 7,138

#30 PETER PANZERFAUST (Image) #1-9 prices peaked in March.  #8 and #9 really hot but less demand for #4-6.  One season of the TV series seems guaranteed.   #1 hit high of $300 now around $200.00   Current prices #2 $60 / #3 $20 / #4-7 $10 each / #8 $20 / #9 $20.  Print runs for #6 7 8 were so low they did not even chart during the month.  Note the print run increaes for #10 and then #11.  #11 is the most common issue and now print runs are leveling back down again.
285 Peter Panzerfaust 1 $3.50 Image 4814 2012 2
276 Peter Panzerfaust 2 $3.50 Image 4416 2012 3
252 Peter Panzerfaust 3 $3.50 Image 5515 2012 4
292 Peter Panzerfaust 4 $3.50 Image 5177 2012 5
283 Peter Panzerfaust 5 $3.50 Image 4546 2012 7
292, Peter Panzerfaust, 9, $3.50, Image, 4,456 2013 1
181, Peter Panzerfaust, 10, $3.50, Image , 10,989 2013 3
123, Peter Panzerfaust, 11, $3.50, Image, 17,683, 2013 6
226, Image Firsts Peter Panzerfaust, 1, $1.00, Image, 8,756, 2013 4

215, Peter Panzerfaust, 12, $3.50, Image, 9,951

#31 GHOSTED #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – after 6 weeks prices finally jumped and hit as high as $16.00
#32 SATELLITE SAM #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – hit high of $10.00 after a month

#33 THE WAKE (DC VERTIGO 2013) Each issue has been reprinted finally driving up prices after 2 months out on #1.  Currently at $8.00 for #1 1st prints.

#34 LAZARUS #1 (IMAGE 2013) New ongoing series #1 first print sold out instantly late June 2013. Sold as high as $9.00.

34, Lazarus1, $2.99, Image, 48,030

#35 HAWKEYE #1-10   The hottest back issue current Marvel title with all issues in multiple printings.  #1 and #2 each now settled at about $25.00.  Every issue has been reprinted – #1 and #2 on 5th printings.  New issues still sell out.  It is rare to find a series that issue #10 has a higher print run still than #1.  Print runs saw their peak with #10.

42 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 Marvel 41952 2012 8
256 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 2nd printing Marvel 6394 2012 9
60 Hawkeye 2 $2.99 Marvel 33563 2012 9
69 Hawkeye 3 $2.99 Marvel 35403 2012 10
66 Hawkeye 4 $2.99 Marvel 34208 2012 11
61 Hawkeye 5 $2.99 Marvel 34385 2012 12
65 Hawkeye 6 $2.99 Marvel 33440 2012 12
57, Hawkeye, 7, $2.99, Marvel, 37,000
56, Hawkeye, 8, $2.99, Marvel, 36,898.
53, Hawkeye, 9, $2.99, Marvel, 39,678.
48, Hawkeye, 10, $2.99, Marvel, 42,090.
50, Hawkeye, 11, $2.99, Marvel, 40,510.
50, Hawkeye, 12, $2.99, Marvel, 40,837
#36 BALLISTIC #1 (BLACK MASK 2013) New mini series – #1 sold out instantly and hit high prices of $12.00 in first week of release.
285 Ballistic 1 $3.50 Black Mask 6,048
#37 TRILLIUM (DC VERTIGO 2013)  Rave reviews helped sell out this high print run Vertigo title and sell above guide online even before Diamond was sold out.
#38 NOWHERE MEN (Image) #1-3 prices had peaked at $40,25,15 in March.    Set of #1-5 now sells for $60.00   #1 $30 / #2 $20 / #3 $10 / #4 $3 / #5 $3.   Note the print run increases for #4 and then #5.   #1 already has a 5th printing – with so many reprints of all issues on the market its hard to sell the reprints at any price currently.172 Nowhere Men 1 $2.99 Image 11815 2012 11 213 Nowhere Men 2 $2.99 Image 7368 2012 12209, Nowhere Men3, $2.99, Image, 7,421
150, Nowhere Men4, $2.99, Image, 13,368
141,Nowhere Men5, $2.99, Image, 15,608

#39 DAREDEVIL #1-4 (Marvel 2011)  Early issues sold out and sell for $10.00 each or higher!

6 Daredevil 1 $3.99 Marvel 64866 2011 7
32 Daredevil 2 $2.99 Marvel 40990 2011 8
64 Daredevil 3 $2.99 Marvel 39477 2011 9
61 Daredevil 4 $2.99 Marvel 40311 2011 9
55 Daredevil 5 $2.99 Marvel 39413 2011 10
58 Daredevil 6 $2.99 Marvel 38302 2011 11
45 Daredevil 7 $2.99 Marvel 38824 2011 12

#40 MORNING GLORIES – early issues sold out and popular back issues.

167 Morning Glories 1 $3.99 Image 8687 2010 8
218 Morning Glories 2 $3.50 Image 8265 2010 9
156 Morning Glories 3 $3.50 Image 11258 2010 10
151 Morning Glories 4 $3.50 Image 11292 2010 11
167 Morning Glories 5 $3.50 Image 11193 2010 12
121 Morning Glories 6 $3.50 Image 10795 2011 1
155 Morning Glories 7 $2.99 Image 11037 2011 2
180 Morning Glories 8 $2.99 Image 10809 2011 3
143 Morning Glories 9 $2.99 Image 10975 2011 4
172 Morning Glories 10 $2.99 Image 11385 2011 6
192 Morning Glories 11 $2.99 Image 10653 2011 8
176 Morning Glories 12 $2.99 Image 10537 2011 9
205 Morning Glories 13 $2.99 Image 10094 2011 10
183 Morning Glories 14 $2.99 Image 9850 2011 11
166 Morning Glories 15 $2.99 Image 9565 2012 1

#41 GENIE THE GENIUS #1 (APE ENTERTANMENT 2013)  New comic aimed at younger readers.  Great artwork written by father and daughter team. Small print run.   Variant cover edition came out one week before the regular cover and came autographed selling for $10.00. Regular cover sales a bit above cover.

#42 THINK TANK (Image) #1-5.  #1 sold out immediately and no one seems to have a copy.  2nd printings also has very small print run.  #1 1st in the $20 range.   News of a new movie broke this week which might push prices up.

263 Think Tank 1 $3.99 Image 6502 2012 8
272 Think Tank 2 $3.99 Image 5713 2012 9
297 Think Tank 3 $3.99 Image 5279 2012 10
288 Think Tank 4 $3.99 Image 4656 2012 11

#43 UBER #0-1-2-3   Sold out printings instantly.  Originaly I felt this title was being speculated on too heavily but many sales above cover have proven the demand for this series.   I personally believe this is the single best looking comic of 2013 with glossy paper and amazing colors and artwork.  Some amazing variant covers make it a big job to collect every cover version of each issue.   The first issue was #0 and not #1.  #0 is the rare ones to find.  #0 has a 2nd printing called “enhanced edition”.   Print runs on each individual cover are very low.  There are 4 regular covers of each issue so when you take the worldwide print runs you have to divide it by 4 to get the real print run of each cover.  This makes it more obvious how rare each individual cover is.  In fact there are only about 2,700 copies of each cover of the first issue #0.   Diamond monthly rankings for each issue and the combined print run of all the covers

178, Uber, 0, $3.99, Avatar, 10,849
292, Uber, 0 Enhanced Ed, $4.99, Avatar, 5,084
137, Uber, 1, $3.99, Avatar, 16,109
132, Uber, 2, $3.99, Avatar, 16,160
188, Uber, 4, $3.99, Avatar, 12,030

#44 THE SIXTH GUN (Oni) – All 31 issues sold out – many not even on ebay and low print runs.  Sold a #1 for $250 in Mid April.  #1 now at $90.00.   Prices have dropped by about 70% since their peak from April 2013 when the news of the potential TV show was at its highest hype.   Still some of the rarest comics to collect will keep prices and sales up on this title.  The image speculating boom peaked by April 2013 and orders were raised drastically on issues #30-32 which were the highest since issue #2 three years earlier.

256 Sixth Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 4899 2010 7
249 Sixth Gun 2 $3.99 Oni 5061 2010 7
261 Sixth Gun 3 $3.99 Oni 4105 2010 8
333 Sixth Gun 4 $3.99 Oni 3850 2010 9
298 Sixth Gun 5 $3.99 Oni 3590 2010 10
274 Sixth Gun 6 $3.99 Oni 3589 2010 11
310 Sixth Gun 7 $3.99 Oni 3360 2010 12
239 Sixth Gun 8 $3.99 Oni 3317 2011 1
282 Sixth Gun 9 $3.99 Oni 3279 2011 2
271 Sixth Gun 11 $3.99 Oni 3418 2011 4
296 Sixth Gun 15 $3.99 Oni 3403 2011 9
351 Sixth Gun 16 $3.99 Oni 3442 2011 10
329 Sixth Gun 17 $3.99 Oni 3408 2011 11
277 Sixth Gun 18 $3.99 Oni 3328 2012 1
325 Sixth Gun 19 $3.99 Oni 3183 2012 2
312 Sixth Gun 21 $3.99 Oni 3184 2012 4
343 Sixth Gun 22 $3.99 Oni 3169 2012 5
304 Sixth Gun 23 $3.99 Oni 3204 2012 6
367 Sixth Gun 24 $3.99 Oni 3122 2012 8
326 Sixth Gun 25 $3.99 Oni 3081 2012 9
366 Sixth Gun 26 $3.99 Oni 3043 2012 10
363 Sixth Gun 27 $3.99 Oni 2930 2012 12
358, Sixth Gun, 28, $3.99, Oni, 2,901
338, Sixth Gun, 29, $3.99, Oni, 3,097
306, Sixth Gun, 30, $3.99, Oni, 4,227
325, Sixth Gun, 31, $3.99, Oni, 4,350
300, Sixth Gun, 32, $3.99, Oni, 4,277

#45 SIX GUN GORILLA (BOOM) New on the list.  New #1 issue of mini-series based on golden age character quickly sold out and selling at $10.00 within a week of release.

227, Six Gun Gorilla, 1, $3.99, Boom, 7,730

#46 SHELTERED #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – hit high of $6.00 after a month

#47 THIEF OF THIEVES #1-12    Early issues still super hot – value peaked in January but still selling well

112 Thief of Thieves 1 $2.99 Image 17877 2012 2
126 Thief of Thieves 2 $2.99 Image 14286 2012 3
135 Thief of Thieves 3 $2.99 Image 13644 2012 4
137 Thief of Thieves 4 $2.99 Image 17774 2012 5
116 Thief of Thieves 5 $2.99 Image 19833 2012 6
111 Thief of Thieves 6 $2.99 Image 19733 2012 7
139 Thief of Thieves 7 $2.99 Image 18266 2012 8
134 Thief of Thieves 8 $2.99 Image 17070 2012 9
144 Thief of Thieves 9 $2.99 Image 16645 2012 10
136 Thief of Thieves 10 $2.99 Image 16424 2012 11

132 Thief of Thieves 11 $2.99 Image 15605 2012 12
135, Thief of Thieves, 12, $2.99, Image, 14,974
135, Thief of Thieves, 13, $2.99, Image, 15,201
129, Thief of Thieves, 14, $2.99, Image, 16,938.

#48 DETECTIVE COMICS #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $25.00

#49 CONSTANTINE #1 (DC 2013)  1st print sold out in the first month but took about 6 months to sell above cover.  Some sales at $7.00 for this new Hellblazer inspired series.

#50 HALF PAST DANGER #1 and #2 sold out 1st printings instantly.  Some retailers charge more.

249, Half Past Danger, 1, $3.99, IDW, 7,048

283, Half Past Danger, 2, $3.99, IDW, 4,967

#51 STEAM ENGINES OF OZ #1 (ARCANA STUDIOS 2013) Small publisher and print run – another Wizard of Oz inspired series selling way above cover after a month.  Become hot 6 weeks after release.

#52 BODIE TROLL (RED 5 COMICS 2013) #1 very small print run selling above cover instantly

#53 BURN THE ORPHANAGE #1 (IMAGE 2013) New mini series smaller print run on #1 sold out before hitting stores.   – hit high of $6.00 immediately.  Variant covers are all hot.

#54 RACHEL RISING (Abstract) #1-16     TV announcement this week helped drive demand up as Diamond sold out of even the current issue not yet out this week.  #1 hitting $200.00 peak around May 1st.   Many issues still available direct from publisher website at cover.   #1 settled down now to about $50.00.    Sellers hyping rarity of 2nd and 3rd printings and getting high amounts as well.

186 Rachel Rising 1 $3.99 Abstract 10989 2011 8
206 Rachel Rising 2 $3.99 Abstract 8189 2011 9
196 Rachel Rising 3 $3.99 Abstract 8872 2011 11
269 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4331 2011 12
241 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4737 2012 1
258 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4180 2012 1
296 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4412 2012 2
189 Rachel Rising 6 $3.99 Abstract 8399 2012 3
199 Rachel Rising 7 $3.99 Abstract 8210 2012 4
224 Rachel Rising 8 $3.99 Abstract 8103 2012 5
203 Rachel Rising 9 $3.99 Abstract 8194 2012 7
223 Rachel Rising 10 $3.99 Abstract 8330 2012 8
219 Rachel Rising 11 $3.99 Abstract 7915 2012 9
219 Rachel Rising 12 $3.99 Abstract 7987 2012 10
205 Rachel Rising 13 $3.99 Abstract 7782 2012 12

#55 NIGHTWING #4 (DC) 2011 – hot key issue from this Robin/Batman series.  $25.00 for this key issue.

27, Nightwing4*, $2.99, DC, 51,668

#56 STAR WARS #1  Reached up to $30 week of release but now at $10 but still popular.  Sets #1-6 sell for $26

#57 FIVE GHOSTS – HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY (Image) Mini series #1 and #2 sold out and 2nd printings – rumour of ongoing series.   #1 at $7.00

152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 1, $3.50, Image, 13,163
152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 2, $2.99, Image, 13,127
162, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 3, $2.99, Image, 13,153
175, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 4, $2.99, Image, 11,357

#58 REVIVAL (Image) #1-10   Early issues still hot but definitely cooled in value from Jan/Feb peak of #1 $45.00

120 Revival 1 $2.99 Image 18039 2012 7
198 Revival 2 $2.99 Image 10486 2012 8
153 Revival 3 $2.99 Image 13943 2012 9
155 Revival 4 $2.99 Image 15251 2012 10
154 Revival 5 $2.99 Image 14098 2012 11
114, Revival, 6, $2.99, Image, 17,396
124, Revival, 7, $2.99, Image, 16,639
124, Revival, 8, $2.99, Image, 17,082
121, Revival, 9, $2.99, Image, 16,977
134, Revival, 10, $2.99, Image, 16,314
153, Revival, 11, $2.99, Image, 13,536

#59 PENNY FOR YOUR SOUL DEATH (2013) New small publisher series.  Hit $5.00 for regular covers.

#60 ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #1 (DC 2013) Small print run new Superman series in May 2013 overlooked by many and now sells for $5.00 due to print run of only 30,000.

#61 SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1 (DC 2013) Large print run new Superman series in June 2013 had high print run but still sold out in some areas commanding $5.00 due to sell outs while other areas are sitting on large unsold piles of this series.

#62 POLARITY #1-4  Mini-series.  Extremely well reviewed caused a sellout on this small print run title written by a rock musician from Say Anything.  Small print run instantly to a 2nd printing.  #1 sells for $10

225, Polarity, 1, $3.99, Boom, 7,459

250, Polarity, 2, $3.99, Boom, 6,957

247, Polarity, 3, $3.99, Boom, 6,436

#63 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel 2008) Entire run is super hot due to interest in upcoming movie.  #1 hit high of $75 a month ago and now settled closer to $25 however all non-key issues bring anywhere from $5 to $15 each.

#64 BATGIRL #13 – death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $30

#65 BATMAN #13 / death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $40

#66 HOAX HUNTERS (Image) this title was cover price material until a TV show proposal shot prices way up on all issues.  #0 and #1 are extremely hot and hit $30 each.

248 Hoax Hunters 0 $2.99 Image 5779 2012 3
230 Hoax Hunters 1 $2.99 Image 6973 2012 7
300 Hoax Hunters 3 $2.99 Image 4404 2012 9

#67 FABLES (DC/Vertigo) Long running ongoing series recently announced of potential tv/movie so already expensive #1 selling out at bout $70.00 first printings.   Series has over 120 issues so lots to collect.

#68 SUPERIOR CARNAGE #1 (MARVEL 2013) Major villain mini-series sold out and currently at $6.00 for regular cover.

#69 THUMBPRINT #1 (IDW 2013) Regular and Subscription cover sets sell above cover

177 Thumbprint By Joe Hill 1 $3.99 IDW 11,185
260 Thumbprint By Joe Hill 2 $3.99 IDW 7,278

#70 LIBERATOR #1 (BLACK MASK 2013)  Small print – regular and variant covers all above cover

267 Liberator 1 $3.50 Black Mask 5,266

#71 FIVE COLOR COMICS #1 (ART OF FICTION 2013) $8.95 cover price made this a very low ordered book and has sold above cvr.  Did not even make the top 300 monthly sales chart.

#72 BATMAN 66 #1 (DC 2013) Print run was moderate but not large based on the TV series from 47 years earlier.  Hit a high of $6.00

33 Batman 66 1 $3.99 DC 50,430

#73 GAMBIT (Marvel 2012) New ongoing series popular #1 $8 #2 $5 but #3 sold out everywhere and current asking price from only online copy is $25.00 !!

47 Gambit 1 $2.99 Marvel 40418 2012 8
70 Gambit 2 $2.99 Marvel 32336 2012 8
79 Gambit 3 $2.99 Marvel 28530 2012 9
92 Gambit 4 $2.99 Marvel 27828 2012 10
84 Gambit 5 $2.99 Marvel 26723 2012 11
86 Gambit 6 $2.99 Marvel 25522 2012 11
89 Gambit 7 $2.99 Marvel 23978 2012 12

#74 ADVENTURE TIME – animated cartoon series – numerous printings now.   #1 is truly rare – no sellers on ebay even have a copy for sale.   $50 to $100 per copy of #1 first print.  #2 currently in the $20-30 range.  #3 $10.  #1-6 have been reprinted with connecting cover image.   #1-6 and #9-10 sold out from diamond.

187 Adventure Time 1 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8523 2012 3
153 Adventure Time 1 $3.99 Boom 12392 2012 2
190 Adventure Time 2 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8864 2012 4
157 Adventure Time 2 $3.99 Boom 11329 2012 3
111 Adventure Time 3 $3.99 Boom 17131 2012 4
125 Adventure Time 4 $3.99 Boom 20289 2012 5
110 Adventure Time 5 $3.99 Boom 20889 2012 6
110 Adventure Time 6 $3.99 Boom 19767 2012 7
130 Adventure Time 7 $3.99 Boom 19423 2012 8
117 Adventure Time 8 $3.99 Boom 19755 2012 9
121 Adventure Time 9 $3.99 Boom 20636 2012 10
94 Adventure Time 10 $3.99 Boom 23656 2012 11
212 Adventure Time Cover Showcase One Shot $3.99 Boom 7478 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 1 $3.99 Boom 20290 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Marceline Scream Queens 1 $3.99 Boom 21182 2012 7

#75 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1-10 every issue seems to sell out at retail and gets a 2nd printing but not going up in value due to large print runs.  Peter Parker ghost gone in #9 – series might last longer than originally expected.  Readers very happy with this series.

#76 HELHEIM (Oni) #1-5  #1 quickly hit $8 and stablized.   2nd printing of #1 may prove to be more valuable than the 1st printing.

171, Helheim, 1, $3.99, Oni, 11,877
189, Helheim, 2, $3.99, Oni, 10,256
207, Helheim, 3, $3.99, Oni, 10,118
215, Helheim, 4, $3.99, Oni, 8,432.

#77 SPAWN #9 (Image 1993) 20 year old comic features 1st appearance of Angela by Neil Gaiman which enters the Marvel Universe this week in Age  Of Ultron #10.    Common book prices are anywhere from $2 to $100 a copy

#78 BATMAN INCORPORATED (DC) #8   Death of Robin hit about $13 now settled at $5.99

29, Batman Incorporated8, $2.99, DC, 55,414

69, Batman Incorporated8, 2nd printing $2.99, DC, 34,679

#79 MANHATTAN PROJECTS  (Image) #1-10   All issues sell well but way down from Jan peaks #1 was at $90 now at $30.  Title is steady sales as print run of #12 is about the same as #1.

102 Manhattan Projects 1 $3.50 Image 17955 2012 3
121 Manhattan Projects 2 $3.50 Image 15697 2012 4
136 Manhattan Projects 3 $3.50 Image 18001 2012 5
124 Manhattan Projects 4 $3.50 Image 18544 2012 6
117 Manhattan Projects 5 $3.50 Image 18398 2012 7
127 Manhattan Projects 6 $3.50 Image 17981 2012 9
127 Manhattan Projects 7 $3.50 Image 17543 2012 11
113 Manhattan Projects 8 $3.50 Image 17028 2012 12
262 Manhattan Projects 1 rep $3.50 Image 5213 2012 4
119, Manhattan Projects, 9, $3.50, Image, 17,229
125,Manhattan Projects, 10, $3.50, Image, 17,028
116, Manhattan Projects, 11, $3.50, Image, 17,517
129, Manhattan Projects, 12, $3.50, Image, 17,076

#80 THE BOUNCE (IMAGE) Creator owned superhero title from last month actually sold out some places and now at $6.00 after 2 months.   Slowly building steam.  Issue #5 sold out before day of release.

#81 MIND MGMT (Dark Horse) #1-10   #1 is really the only valuable issue at $40 but easy to sell sets at $80.  Very low print run.

262 Mind Mgmt 0 $2.99 Dark Horse 5526 2012 11
236 Mind Mgmt 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7537 2012 5
266 Mind Mgmt 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 5566 2012 7
292 Mind Mgmt 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 5579 2012 8
286 Mind Mgmt 5 $3.99 Dark Horse 5017 2012 9

#82 NUMBER 13 (DARK HORSE 2013) Mini series #0 1 2 3.   #0 is reprints of early appearances in Dark Horse Presents.  #0 commands the most money.  Large print runs on other issues but a teaser trailer came out in July causing interest in a potential future movie.

#83 COLLIDER (DC VERTIGO 2013) New ongoing issue that sold out and with #2 the title has changed to FBP: Federal Bureau Of Physics.   2nd printings use the new title of FBP.

#84 PROPHET #21 (IMAGE 2012) Sold out immediately in early 2012 – hot issue at $15.00

219 Prophet 21 $2.99 Image 6029 2012 1
257 Prophet 22 $2.99 Image 6030 2012 2
232 Prophet 23 $2.99 Image 6289 2012 3
228 Prophet 24 $2.99 Image 6639 2012 4

#85 NONPLAYERS #1 (IMAGE 2011)  Only 1 issue came out but it sold out before release – still rare  $25.00

218 Nonplayer 1 $2.99 2nd print Image 5956 2011 5
171 Nonplayer 1 $2.99 Image 8869 2011 4

#86 CHEW (IMAGE 2009) #1 is down to about $200.00 from a high of $400.00  Earliest issues still bring decent $$.

287 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 4576 2009 9
246 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 5246 2009 6
247 Chew 2 $2.99 Image 6731 2009 7
142 Chew 3 $2.99 Image 13748 2009 8
169 Chew 4 $2.99 Image 12284 2009 9
142 Chew 5 $2.99 Image 13490 2009 10
144 Chew 6 $2.99 Image 13133 2009 11
156 Chew 7 $2.99 Image 12902 2009 12
137 Chew 8 $2.99 Image 12727 2010 1
143 Chew 9 $2.99 Image 12867 2010 3
127 Chew 10 $2.99 Image 13335 2010 4

#87 LOCKE AND KEY (2008)  Talk of a new movie based on this already hot comic from 2008.

#88 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Marvel) 698-700  Death of Peter Parker storyline super hot in January – still popular due to storyline continuing in Superior-Spiderman

29 Amazing Spider-Man 697 $3.99 Marvel 59872 2012 11
13 Amazing Spider-Man 698 $3.99 Marvel 81342 2012 11
14 Amazing Spider-Man 699 $3.99 Marvel 74904 2012 12
18 Amazing Spider-Man 699.1 $2.99 Marvel 66245 2012 12
1 Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12

#89 EXTINCTION PARADE (Avatar) 4 different covers – high quality format similar to Uber.  Online pre-sales were doing well above cover.  Print run of each cover was less than 5,000 each.

136, Extinction Parade, 1, $3.99, Avatar, 16,061

#90 DARK HORSE PRESENTS #2-6 (DARK HORSE 2011)  Anthology with original first appearances of Number 13 later reprinted in Number 13 #0 a year later.

#91 ARCHIE #646 (ARCHIE 2013) Pepoy cover pays tribute to EC 1950′s Weird Science covers – sold as high as $9.99 in first week.

#92 ANIMAL MAN #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00  for a while was most valuable new 52 #1.

#93 JUSTICE LEAGUE #1  (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00

#94 JUSTICE LEAGUE COMBO PACK COVER (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $12.00

#95 CATWOMAN #13 / death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $15

#96 MULTIPLE WARHEADS #1 (ONI 2008) Rare first issue still popular – hit a high of $32.00 earlier this year.

#97 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15.1 & #16 (Marvel)  sold out early Death of Peter Parker storyline – sales peaked in Jan 2013

#98 DAREDEVIL #21 & #22 (Marvel) sold out early Death of Peter Parker storyline – sales peaked in Jan 2013

#99 DOCTOR WHO PRISONER OF TIME #1-8   First issues sold out and I did sell some #1′s above guide but some sellers still selling them at cover.  Variant covers sell really really well online when initially released!

#100 DEADPOOL (MARVEL) 2012 #1 – all early issues sold out. #1-3 commanding a bit over cover.

4 Deadpool 1 $2.99 Marvel 118976 2012 11
21 Deadpool 2 $2.99 Marvel 67421 2012 11
25 Deadpool 3 $2.99 Marvel 60215 2012 12

#101 DJANGO UNCHAINED (DC) #1-3  1st prints sold out – movie adaptation.   #1 and #2 demand higher prices.

161 Django Unchained 1 $3.99 DC 11795 2012 12

#102 TWELVE REASONS TO DIE (Black Mask) #1 – Ghostface Killah famous rapper presents his own comic storyline.

183, 12 Reasons To Die, 1, $3.50, Black Mask, 11,834

#103 THE ACTIVITY (Image) #1-11    Hot in the past month  #1 at $20

253 Activity 1 $3.50 Image 5269 2011 12
270 Activity 2 $3.50 Image 3512 2012 1

#104 THE DAMNED (Oni) #1-5   Generally #1 is a $50 book but a #3 hit $100 earlier in April on ebay. Author of Sixth Gun

238 Damned 1 $3.50 Oni 2989 2006 10

294 Damned 3 $3.50 Oni 2116 2006 12
273 Damned 5 $3.50 Oni 1892 2007 3

#105 THE STRAIN (Dark Horse) 12 issue mini-series becomes due to potential TV series.

128 Strain 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 16023 2011 12
191 Strain 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 7650 2012 1
228 Strain 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 7384 2012 2
220 Strain 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 6767 2012 3
236 Strain 5 $3.50 Dark Horse 6054 2012 6
262 Strain 6 $3.50 Dark Horse 5742 2012 7
300 Strain 7 $3.50 Dark Horse 5376 2012 8
289 Strain 8 $3.50 Dark Horse 4977 2012 9

#106 SUPERMAN #1   New 52 issue multiple printings currently at  $15.00

#107 MERCY SPARX #1 (DEVILS DUE ENTERTAINMENT 2013) Small time publisher and print run some sellers asking above cover.

#108 A1#1  (2013) New anthology series.  New series sold out instantly – some sellers asking above cover

#109 SWAMP THING #1 (DC 2011) New 52 issue multiple printings currently at  $9.00

#110 ACTION #1  (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

#111 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #600 (MARVEL 2009) Had already sold out but then began the new death of Peter Parker storyline.

#112 SEX #1-5 (Image)  Lots of demand for #1 in pre-sale but has cooled down.   #1-2 sell for $8.99 as set.

#113 MASS PROJECT / FABULOUS KILLROYS FCBD – 1st appearance of Killroys based on the My Chemical Romance rock band characters hit a high of $33.00 the  week of release of the free comic.  New ongoing series starts in June.    Market now flooded doesnt sell for $3.00

#114 DREAM MERCHANT #1 (IMAGE) New miniseries sold out quickly.

#115 FATALE (Image) #1-10    Only #1 has a high price tag – has cooled at $20

90 Fatale 1 $3.50 Image 20515 2012 1
100 Fatale 2 $3.50 Image 20315 2012 2
89 Fatale 3 $3.50 Image 20222 2012 3
90 Fatale 4 $3.50 Image 22804 2012 4
114 Fatale 5 $3.50 Image 22484 2012 5
105 Fatale 6 $3.50 Image 21828 2012 6
121 Fatale 7 $3.50 Image 21369 2012 8
122 Fatale 8 $3.50 Image 20542 2012 10
129 Fatale 9 $3.50 Image 19345 2012 10
118 Fatale 10 $3.50 Image 18819 2012 11
111 Fatale 11 $3.50 Image 18055 2012 12
270 Fatale 1 rep $3.50 Image 5506 2012 2

#116 LIFE WITH ARCHIE #16   Marriage of gay male Kevin Keller in oversized comic.  Instant sellout in 2012 and still at $15.00

297 Life With Archie 16 $3.99 Archie 2802 2012 1

#117 POWERS BUREAU (MARVEL) 2013 – interestingly this is a poor seller for Marvel but due to that the print run is so bad that copies have sold out and gone to second printing make some collect 1st print runs of this series above cover.

#118 BATGIRL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

#119 JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $6.00

#120 THE TEST #1    One shot doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype.  This one did not even chart Top 300  low sales

#121 PILOT SEASON DECLASSIFIED #1    One shot featuring The Test also doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype

292 Pilot Season Declassified 2011 One Shot $1.00 Image 3462 2011 9

#122 OCCUPY COMICS #1 (Black Mask) #1 sold out issue based on the writings and thoughts of top comic industry people small print run on a issue dealing with the Occupy Wall Street theme.

#123 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #13 (DC) Batman Death in the Family storyline die-cut cover

#124 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (MARVEL 2013) New ongoing series – new movie in the works for next year.  Early issues #0.1, 1, 2 had very high print runs and then retailers pulled back.  Issues #3 and #4 instantly sold out and both have 2nd printings.

#125 SUICIDE RISK #1 (BOOM) #1 sold out 1st printing.  Some retailers charge more.

#126 REGULAR SHOW #1 many variant covers sold out even with higher print run.   Box edition of #1 covers still currently available at Diamond.

#127 ARCHIE (Archie) #641-644  4 part series with Glee TV Show cast guest appears – small print runs and tv show tie-in with movie stars.  Cory Monteith star of Glee died in late July 2013.

#128 STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS – preview to 2013 movie.  Sold out – sets sell above cover.

#129 RED SONJA #1 (IDW 2013)  #1 had decent print run but still sold out – some charge a little above cover.

#130 FCBD – 52 different comics were given away on May 4th 2013 for free comic book day.  A lot of high prices realized the week of release.  All prices have now cooled but due to not being shelved properly random various issues sell well at different times.

#131 ALPHA BIG TIME #0.1 (Marvel 2013) Debut issue is a reprint but debuted before #1 and is now sold out and features Spider-man.  Future potential !

#132 BATMAN #18 / DETECTIVE #18 – Requiem death of Robin storyline sold out

#133 STORMWATCH #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $6.00   Had hit high of $15.00 shortly after release.

#134 THOR GOD OF THUNDER #4 (Marvel) sold out issue with 2nd printing.  Fall of Thor ?

#135 HAPPY (IMAGE) 2013 mini series by Grant Morrison – early issues sold out and reprinted.   Early markups for #1.

#136 DEVIL MAY CRY – THE CHRONICLES OF VERGIL #1 (Titan)  Sold out and up in value with some retailers

#137 BREATH OF BONES – A TALE OF THE GOLEM #1 (DARK HORSE) New Steve Niles mini-series issue sold out some places and some sellers asking above cover.

#138 SEA BEAR AND GRIZZLY SHARK #1 (2010) Small print run always sells higher when appears  $6.00 currently.

288 Sea Bear & Grizzly Shark 1 $4.99 Image 4932 2010 6

#139 BRAVEST WARRIORS (KABOOM) #1 1st issue sold out based on animated tv series.  Small price increase.

160 Bravest Warriors 1 $3.99 Boom 14866 2012 10
164 Bravest Warriors 2 $3.99 Boom 12900 2012 11
179 Bravest Warriors 3 $3.99 Boom 10229 2012 12

#140 BEDLAM  #1-5   #1 had reached $10 but now is back to cover price

110 Bedlam 1 $3.50 Image 22736 2012 10

120 Bedlam 2 $3.50 Image 18583 2012 11
291 Bedlam 1 rep $3.50 Image 4567 2012 11

#141 HELL YEAH (IMAGE 2012) #1  sold out has dropped back to cover price

#142 SUPERBIA (IMAGE 2012) #1   has dropped back to cover price.

#143 CROSSED PSYCHOPATH #1-7  issues were much hotter and way above cover in 2012.   Prices have dropped down.

#144 DREAM THIEF #1 (DARK HORSE) #1 sold out 1st printing.  Some retailers charge more.

#145 LIL’ DEPRESSED BOY (IMAGE 2011) Very small print runs caused a big price increase on this scarce title.

280 Lil Depressed Boy 1 $2.99 Image 3339 2011 2
296 Lil Depressed Boy 3 $2.99 Image 2808 2011 4

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com  for the initial Diamond sales figures data

You can see complete monthly Diamond sales chart data and more stats at his site !

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics.   hoknes@hotmail.com    Read more about these hot sold out comics at www.comicsheatingup.net

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Zap-Kapow!Zap-Kapow, a comic book price guide app, is looking for Kickstarter funding to expand to Android and desktop, add search by image functionality, real-time pricing, and more. 

On September 16, Zap-Kapow, “a guide to comic books in your pocket”, will launch a 30-day Kickstarter campaign with the goal of expanding from iOS to Android users, adding the ability to take photos to search for comics, and incorporating a full-scale comic book collection management system for desktop fans. An industry first “real-time” pricing feature is also in the works.

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InvestComics: Comic Book Debate – The New Teen Titans #2 VS. Swamp Thing #2

Welcome to the very first InvestComics: Comic Book Debate (A very special thanks goes out to @LyriaExchange on Twitter for inplanting this idea into my head). Deathstroke VS. Antone Arcane! Well not really…..Allow me a moment to explain the simple rules here first.

Each week, InvestComics will pull two comics right from the latest InvestComics Hot Picks (randomly) and pit them against each other for the investor to decide which one is the better all around investment. Some week’s will see things very one sided, some will not. This week we pull from InvestComics Hot Picks #287. OR there will be a random fight between two comics not featured in the InvestComics Hot Picks per the InvestComics fans request!

There is absolutely no right and wrong answers here. Formulate an opinion and run with it. Comment below, on Facebook, or on Twitter. Maybe someone will actually change your mind! Maybe not!

This new article will be run on a regular basis given that the debate below can be a fair/decisive/mature. If emotions get out of hand, you will be warned and the second offense will be a ban. WE MUST HAVE FUN. DO NOT BE SO SERIOUS!

So without further ado. The battle of the number two’s!

The first appearance of Deathstroke (The New Teen Titans #2) or Antone Arcane (Swamp Thing #2).

Tale of the Tape

The New Teen Titans #2 – (DC Comics) Released 1980. 9.8 CGC tops out at $300. First appearance of Deathstroke.

Swamp Thing #2 – (DC Comics) Released 1973. 9.8 CGC tops out at $900+. First appearance of Antone Arcane.

New Teen Titans #2 vs Swamp Thing #2

 Let the Debate begin!

 

InvestComics Hot Picks #287

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DC Comic fans are showing a tremendous outpouring of support regarding their 3D covers. The slick covers have taken the comic shops and the collectors market by storm. The trend continues this week for DC Comics as well as InvestComics. For the past couple of weeks InvestComics has detailed each 3D villain cover with the first appearance of that character. However, the villain pool seems to be thinning out just a bit with some of these adversaries. Perfect time to get that rare breakout book isn’t it? Do not miss any of these comics, there is a potential sleeper(s) hidden amongst the crowd this week. Buckle in; it’s been a fun ride so far as we anticipate more aftermarket greatness! And as always some fantastic reads!

DC 3D Comics 9-18-13 Hot Picks

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Wonder Woman (2011 4th Series) #23.1 – Probably one of the weakest villain books of all this week with Cheetah clawing her way into the life of our favorite Amazonian. Cheetah made here first appearance back in 1943’s Wonder Woman #6. Look at that cover! Now look at the current cover. Yes time has been treating Cheetah nicely. Aged well.

Action Comics (2011 2nd Series) #23.3 – Good ol’ Lex Luthor comes a’knockin this week. Of course one of the most recognizable villains of all time; Luthor’s debut came in Action Comics #23 (1940).

Superman (2011 3rd Series) #23.3 – A more recent villain takes the reigns over on the Superman comic this week; H’el is his name and he made his first appearance way back in Supergirl #13 in 2012.

Batman and Robin (2011 2nd Series) #23.3 – A twofer issue, Ra’s al Ghul and League of Assassins. Check out Ra’s debut in the Neal Adams/Denny O’ Neil classic Batman #232 (1971) and League of Assassins made their debut in Strange Adventures #215 (1968) with a Neal Adams cover art.

Swamp Thing (2011 5th Series) #23.1 – While Antone Arcane is not a household name, the first appearance of Arcane came at the helm of one of the most prolific horror penciler’s of all time. He is in fact ‘THE’ horror artist. Swamp Thing #2 (1973) was the first appearance of Arcane drawn by Berni Wrightson. Will the first appearance of Arcane ever stack up against the Ra’s al Ghul or Luthor’s of the world? Probably not, but owning this comic complements any collection. A classic from a legendary artist (and writer, Len Wein!), this is a win.

Batman The Dark Knight (2011 2nd Series) #23.3 – Clayface first appeared in Batman #40 (1940) from creators Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson. Nuff said.

Teen Titans (2011 4th Series) #23.2 – Here we have one of those villains on the cusp of a huge breakout. Already appearing on the hit television show Arrow, Deathstroke will have to make it to the big screen if DC/Warner Bros ever get their comics to film in order. Why would he “have to” make it to the big screen you may ask? Because he’s beloved by comic fans alike, he’s a total bad as*, and he would translate beautifully to the big screen. If you are in the market for a comic that has tremendous upside potential, look no further than The New Teen Titans #2 (1980). Already a high valued comic, it has more room to uptick. The debut of Deathstroke is brought to you by the team of George Perez and Marv Wolfman. What are you waiting for? Go get this comic.

Batman (2011 2nd Series) #23.3 – Penguin’s debut – Detective Comics #58 (1941)

Justice League (2011) #23.3 – Dial ‘H’ for Hero first appears in House of Mystery #156 (1966).

Detective Comics (2011 2nd Series) #23.3 – There were rumors a while back that the Scarecrow was to appear in the next Batman flick. If this occurs, it will mean an already nice payday for the owners of World’s Finest Comics #3 (1941) – first appearance of Scarecrow. Here’s a funny fact. Did you know that back in the day that shock jock Howard Stern turned down the part of the Scarecrow? That would have been something huh?

Justice League of America (2013 3rd Series) #7.3 – The very first Shadow Thief was a male. He appeared The Brave and the Bold #36 (1955).

Flash (2011) #23.3 – The Rogues are an important group because when, not if, when the Flash movie finally makes it to your local theater, this group should be considered as the villains for the film. Yes too much for a first film, but what about the sequel? Yes a big stretch here, but the glass is always half full here at InvestComics! Check out their debut in Flash #130 (1962).

Justice League Dark (2011) #23.2 – A weak showing with Eclipso at the forefront here. Fantastic 3D cover though! House of Secrets #61 (1963) houses the first appearance of Eclipso.

Green Lantern (2011 4th Series) #23.3 – The Black Hand joins the Forever Evil fray. With a Gil Kane cover; Green Lantern #29 (1964) is a nice book to own, first appearance of Black Hand.

That covers your 3D fix for this week. Now onto the Hot Picks!

InvestComics Hot Picks 9-18-13

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DC’s hit series Arrow will bring a television character to “life” in the comic books for the first time. Check out Arrow (2012 DC) #11 for the debut of Roy Harper!

Marvel Comics will bring back the Jester in Daredevil (2011 3rd Series) #31, a long time nuisance for our beloved Daredevil. The Jester debut in Daredevil #42 (1968) written by some guy named Stan Lee. Another return this week from Marvel happens in Thor God of Thunder (2012) #13. Unless you have been living under a rock for the past year, the name Malekith the Accursed should ring a bell. He will be in the new Thor movie coming out this November. Most are probably aware by now too that Thor #344 holds the first appearance of this villain. If you have this comic, be sure to dump it very soon, prices will be coming down very quick once the hype wears off. Malekith is a onetime deal here. He probably will not be showing up in any other Marvel film after this one. Also from Marvel this week, Superior Carnage (2013) #3 will debut of the all new Carnage! This one will fly off the shelf, grab a copy.

Two number one comics are sold out at Diamond this week. Get your hands on these if you can. Zero (2013 Image) #1 will be seeing second printings very shortly, a huge interest in this book. Also Transformers Regeneration One (2012 IDW) #0 is sold out! Maybe a short print run here? Who knows, but IDW seems to have struck a chord with the Transformers base.

Two Dark Horse number one comics to check out this week are Kiss Me Satan (2013) #1 and Buzzkill #1.

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BEST SELLING COMICS in a world without DC and Marvel

BEST SELLING COMICS in a world without DC and Marvel – report by Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com

Marvel & DC have always dominated the market and basically you could say “own” the comic industry.   So lets analyze the best selling comics WITHOUT any Marvel/DC titles included.   This will give us a better perception of how well the other publishers sell and what titles and characters actually compete with Marvel/DC sales numbers.   After reading this chart you may have a new appreciation for the smaller publishers who bring a wider and unique variety of titles to our comic shops each week.

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AUGUST 2013 best selling comics chart.

Lets erase the 80 DC and 67 Marvel titles that sold well this month and see what the “other” best selling comics were!

Only 9 comics ranked in the Top 100 and these are the 9 high profile comics of the month that truly had a buzz.

Walking Dead placed #1 yet again (7 out of 8 months this year).   Image Comics held the top 2 spots as Saga returned to big sales once again.    Only 4 non “big-2” titles sold over 30,000 each.   The power of East Of  West and Star Wars is continually strong as these were the best selling issues that did not have various covers or gimmick marketing.  Sidekick and Overtaken both charted high with #1 issues however Sidekick had 2 regular covers and Overtaken was a discounted $1.00 cover book.  My Little Pony had 2 titles in the top 10.

Only 9 comics made the top 100 but a whopping 67 made the top 200 showing that there is a lot of support for indie publishers but mostly in the 10,000 to 20,000 range whereas Marvel/DC average orders are double that.

1 12 Walking Dead 113 $2.99 Image 70273
2 22 Saga 13 $2.99 Image 55372
3 44 Star Wars 8 $2.99 Dark Horse 38792
4 51 East of West 5 $3.50 Image 36345
5 69 Sidekick 1 $2.99 Image 27832
6 71 Overtaken 1 $1.00 Aspen 27246
7 82 Lazarus 3 $2.99 Image 24961
8 84 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 10 $3.99 IDW 24475
9 100 My Little Pony Micro Series 7 $3.99 IDW 20868
10 101 Satellite Sam 2 $3.50 Image 20752
11 103 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall 24 $2.99 Dark Horse 20584
12 107 Adventure Time 19 $3.99 Boom 19852
13 112 True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 19091
14 113 Ten Grand 4 $2.99 Image 19017
15 116 Red Sonja 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 18327
16 117 TMNT 25 $3.99 IDW 17833
17 118 X-Files Season 10 3 $3.99 IDW 17557
18 119 Manhattan Projects 13 $3.50 Image 17556
19 122 Adventure Time Candy Capers 2 $3.99 Boom 17050
20 123 Fatale 16 $3.50 Image 17045
21 128 Regular Show 3 $3.99 Boom 16000
22 129 Spawn 234 $2.99 Image 15930
23 131 Itty Bitty Hellboy 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 15545
24 132 Star Wars Legacy II 6 $2.99 Dark Horse 15394
25 139 Sex 6 $2.99 Image 14488
26 140 Star Wars Darth Vader & Ninth Assassin 5 $3.50 Dark Horse 14258
27 141 Chin Music 2 $2.99 Image 14112
28 144 Angel & Faith 25 $2.99 Dark Horse 13335
29 145 Doctor Who Prisoners of Time 8 $3.99 IDW 13328
30 146 Thief of Thieves 16 $2.99 Image 13182
31 147 Quantum & Woody 2 $3.99 Valiant 12818
32 150 Halo Initiation 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 12584
33 151 Star Wars Dark Times Spark Remains 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 12559
34 152 Revival 13 $2.99 Image 12549
35 153 Secret 3 $3.50 Image 12130
36 154 Conan The Barbarian 19 $3.50 Dark Horse 12105
37 155 Harbinger 15 $3.99 Valiant 12086
38 157 Lords of Mars 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 11595
39 159 Burn The Orphanage Born To Lose 1 $3.99 Image 11524
40 161 Bloodshot 0 $3.99 Valiant 11303
41 163 Grimm Fairy Tales Oz 2 $2.99 Zenescope 11119
42 166 X-O Manowar 16 $3.99 Valiant 11019
43 169 Star Trek Ongoing 24 $3.99 IDW 10886
44 170 Thunder Agents 1 $3.99 IDW 10737
45 171 Ghosted 2 $2.99 Image 10414
46 173 TMNT Villain Microseries 5 $3.99 IDW 10343
47 174 TMNT New Animated Adventures 2 $3.99 IDW 10304
48 175 Doctor Who Vol. 3 12 $3.99 IDW 10220
49 178 Archer & Armstrong 12 $3.99 Valiant 9971
50 179 Robocop Last Stand 1 $3.99 Boom 9959
51 181 Shadowman 9 $3.99 Valiant 9895
52 182 Bprd Hell On Earth 110 $3.50 Dark Horse 9842
53 183 Sheltered 2 $2.99 Image 9836
54 184 Abe Sapien 5 $3.50 Dark Horse 9676
55 185 King Conan Hour of the Dragon 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 9492
56 186 Shadow 16 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 9484
57 187 Transformers More Than Meets Eye 20 $3.99 IDW 9402
58 188 Extinction Parade 2 $3.99 Avatar 9392
59 189 Bounce 4 $2.99 Image 9326
60 191 Sonic Universe 55 $2.99 Archie 9239
61 192 Transformers Robots In Disguise 20 $3.99 IDW 9218
62 193 Battlestar Galactica 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 9200
63 194 Aphrodite IX 4 $2.99 Image 9186
64 197 Kiss Kids 1 $3.99 IDW 8992
65 198 Legend of Luther Strode 6 $3.50 Image 8857
66 199 Lobster Johnson Scent of Lotus 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 8844
67 200 Shadow Green Hornet Dark Nights 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8756
68 202 Massive 15 $3.50 Dark Horse 8713
69 203 G.I. Joe 7 $3.99 IDW 8644
70 204 Judge Dredd 10 $3.99 IDW 8618
71 205 Transformers Regeneration One 94 $3.99 IDW 8541
72 208 Peter Panzerfaust 13 $3.50 Image 8419
73 209 Mega Man 28 $2.99 Archie 8404
74 211 Herobear & The Kid Inheritance 1 $3.99 Boom 8188
75 212 Invincible Universe 5 $2.99 Image 8154
76 213 Morning Glories 30 $3.50 Image 7883
77 214 Grimm Fairy Tales No Tomorrow 1 $2.99 Zenescope 7880
78 215 Game of Thrones 16 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7824
79 216 100 Penny Press TMNT 1 $1.00 IDW 7677
80 217 Lost Vegas 4 $3.50 Image 7652
81 218 Miss Fury 5 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7639
82 220 Lady Rawhide 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7579
83 221 G.I. Joe Special Missions 6 $3.99 IDW 7493
84 222 Godzilla Rulers of The Earth 2 $3.99 IDW 7483
85 223 Grimm 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7413
86 224 Transformers Monstrosity 3 $3.99 IDW 7361
87 225 G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 193 $3.99 IDW 7314
88 226 Mass Effect Foundation 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 7310
89 227 All New Fathom 2 $3.99 Aspen 7278
90 228 Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland 13 $2.99 Zenescope 7253
91 229 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 1 $3.99 Hermes 7220
92 230 Crossed Badlands 34 $3.99 Avatar 7204
93 231 Adventure Time Summer Special 2013 1 $4.99 Boom 7096
94 232 Godzilla Rulers of The Earth 3 $3.99 IDW 7080
95 233 Mind The Gap 12 $2.99 Image 7077
96 234 Bravest Warriors 11 $3.99 Boom 7049
97 235 Dejah Thoris & Green Men of Mars 5 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7009
98 236 Spongebob Comics 23 $2.99 United Plankton 7001
99 237 G.I. Joe Cobra Files 5 $3.99 IDW 6901
100 238 Simpsons Comics 205 $2.99 Bongo 6894
101 239 Mind The Gap 13 $2.99 Image 6872
102 240 My Little Pony Cover Gallery 1 $3.99 IDW 6859
103 241 Mark Waid Green Hornet 5 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6843
104 242 Crossed Badlands 35 $3.99 Avatar 6737
105 243 Transformers Prime Beast Hunters 4 $3.99 IDW 6691
106 244 Thumbprint By Joe Hill 3 $3.99 IDW 6615
107 245 Pathfinder Goblins 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6609
108 246 Uncanny 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6593
109 248 Grimm Fairy Tales Realm Knights 1 $2.99 Zenescope 6550
110 249 X 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 6471
111 250 Grimm Fairy Tales 2013 Special Ed 1 $5.99 Zenescope 6449
112 251 Helheim 6 $3.99 Oni 6374
113 252 Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris 28 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6366
114 253 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 9 $3.99 IDW 6291
115 254 Futurama Comics 68 $2.99 Bongo 6245
116 255 Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland Down Rabbit Hole 3 $2.99 Zenescope 6187
117 256 George Rr Martin Skin Trade 2 $3.99 Avatar 6078
118 257 Grimm Fairy Tales Grimm Fairy Tales 88 $2.99 Zenescope 6023
119 258 Captain Midnight 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 5988
120 259 Doomsday.1 4 $3.99 IDW 5964
121 260 Suicide Risk 4 $3.99 Boom 5962
122 261 Vampirella Southern Gothic 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5836
123 262 Catalyst Comix 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 5784
124 263 Six Gun Gorilla 3 $3.99 Boom 5751
125 264 Grimm Fairy Tales Robyn Hood Wanted 4 $2.99 Zenescope 5727
126 265 Vampirella 31 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5618
127 266 Grimm Fairy Tales Zombies Cursed 2 $3.99 Zenescope 5580
128 267 Vampirella 32 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5548
129 268 Black Bat 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5541
130 269 Vampirella 33 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5445
131 271 Red Sonja Unchained 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5372
132 272 Prophet 38 $3.99 Image 5366
133 273 Strain The Fall 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 5324
134 275 Mind Mgmt 14 $3.99 Dark Horse 5320
135 276 100 Penny Press Star Trek 1 $1.00 IDW 5167
136 277 Half Past Danger 4 $3.99 IDW 5164
137 279 Owl 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5114
138 280 Grimm Fairy Tales Demons Unseen 3 $3.99 Zenescope 5104
139 281 Savage Dragon 190 $3.99 Image 5078
140 282 Creepy Comics 13 $4.99 Dark Horse 5071
141 283 Red Sonja 80 $4.99 Dynamic Forces 5066
142 285 Occupy Comics 3 $3.50 Black Mask 4964
143 287 Artifacts 30 $3.99 Image 4880
144 288 Sergio Aragones Funnies 9 $3.50 Bongo 4865
145 289 Peanuts Vol. 2 11 $3.99 Boom 4833
146 290 Great Pacific 9 $2.99 Image 4721
147 291 Dark Horse Presents 27 $7.99 Dark Horse 4673
148 292 The Lone Ranger 17 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4650
149 295 Jericho Season 4 4 $3.99 IDW 4455
150 296 Screwed 3 $2.99 Zenescope 4438
151 297 Judge Dredd Classics 2 $3.99 IDW 4419
152 298 Breath of Bones A Tale of the Golem 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 4411
153 300 Lazarus 2 $2.99 Image 4327
154 309 Sixth Gun 33 $3.99 Oni 3933
155 310 Soulfire Vol. 4 6 $3.99 Aspen 3894
156 314 Betty & Veronica 267 $2.99 Archie 3689
157 315 Atomic Robo Savage Sword of Dr Dinosaur 2 $3.50 Red 5 3588
158 317 Atomic Robo Real Science Adv 9 $2.75 Red 5 3429
159 318 Atomic Robo Real Science Adv 10 $2.75 Red 5 3412
160 324 Executive Assistant Assassins 14 $3.99 Aspen 3313
161 327 Kevin Keller 10 $2.99 Archie 3255
162 328 Mysterious Strangers 3 $3.99 Oni 3255
163 336 Solid State Tank Girl 3 $3.99 Titan 2994
164 337 Knights of The Dinner Table 200 $8.99 Kenzer 2985
165 338 Charismagic Vol. 2 4 $3.99 Aspen 2975
166 340 Legend of Oz The Wicked West Ongoing 10 $3.50 Big Dog 2892
167 347 Charismagic Death Princess 3 $3.99 Aspen 2738
168 350 Steam Engines of Oz 2 $3.99 Arcana 2700
169 351 John Carpenters Asylum 2 $3.99 Storm King 2688
170 361 Steampunk Corsairs 1 3.99 Antarctic 2565
171 369 Fubar by the Sword 1 2.99 Alterna 2241
172 370 Penny for your Soul Death 1 3.5 Big Dog 2230
173 375 Watson and Holmes 2 2.99 New Paradigm 2148
174 376 Sonic Super Digest 4 3.99 Archie 2128
175 377 Fearless Dawn In Outer Space One Shot 1 3.99 Asylum 2005

 

JULY 2013 best selling comics chart.

Lets erase the 80 DC and 79 Marvel titles that sold well this month and see what the “other” best selling comics were!

Only 8 comics ranked in the Top 100 and these are the 8 high profile comics of the month that truly had a buzz.

Walking Dead placed #1 yet again.   Only 4 non “big-2” titles sold 40,000 each.   The power of East Of  West and Star Wars is continually strong as these were the best selling issues that did not have various covers or gimmick marketing.  Red Sonja came in very strong with over 30,000 copies.    My Little Pony had 2 titles in the top 10.

Only 8 comics made the top 100 but 48 made the top 200 showing that there is a lot of support for indie publishers but mostly in the 10,000 to 20,000 range whereas Marvel/DC average orders are double that.

1 12 Walking Dead 112 $2.99 Image 72975
2 28 All New Fathom 1 $1.00 Aspen 54379
3 42 East of West 4 $3.50 Image 43228
4 48 Star Wars 7 $2.99 Dark Horse 41611
5 66 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 9 $3.99 IDW 35153
6 76 Satellite Sam 1 $3.50 Image 32452
7 79 Red Sonja 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 30561
8 93 Lazarus 2 $2.99 Image 27143
9 103 My Little Pony Micro Series 6 $3.99 IDW 24350
10 111 True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 22401
11 114 Ten Grand 3 $2.99 Image 21858
12 116 Adventure Time Candy Capers 1 $3.99 Boom 21587
13 117 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 6 $3.99 Boom 21493
14 118 Adventure Time 18 $3.99 Boom 21071
15 119 Sheltered 1 $2.99 Image 21055
16 122 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall 23 $2.99 Dark Horse 20768
17 136 Grimm Fairy Tales Oz 1 $2.99 Zenescope 19237
18 137 Adventure Time Summer Special 2013 1 $4.99 Boom 19182
19 139 Ghosted 1 $2.99 Image 17782
20 141 Quantum & Woody 1 $3.99 Valiant 17622
21 145 X-Files Season 10 2 $3.99 IDW 16729
22 146 Tmnt Ongoing 24 $3.99 IDW 16484
23 148 Sex 5 $2.99 Image 15996
24 149 Star Wars Legacy II 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 15854
25 150 Spawn 233 $2.99 Image 15701
26 160 Invincible 104 $2.99 Image 14733
27 162 Star Wars Darth Vader & Ninth Assassin 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 14650
28 163 Uber 3 $3.99 Avatar 14594
29 165 TMNT New Animated Adventures 1 $3.99 IDW 14397
30 166 Sonic The Hedgehog 250 $3.99 Archie 14291
31 167 Thief of Thieves 15 $2.99 Image 14013
32 168 X-O Manowar 15 $3.99 Valiant 13997
33 169 Star Wars Dark Times Spark Remains 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 13990
34 170 Revival 12 $2.99 Image 13948
35 173 Angel & Faith 24 $2.99 Dark Horse 13368
36 174 Harbinger Wars 4 $3.99 Valiant 13259
37 178 Chew 35 $2.99 Image 12818
38 179 Sonic The Hedgehog 251 $2.99 Archie 12782
39 180 Doctor Who Prisoners of Time 7 $3.99 IDW 12773
40 183 Shadow Year One 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 12352
41 184 Conan The Barbarian 18 $3.50 Dark Horse 12331
42 186 Rocketeer Spirit Pulp Friction 1 $3.99 IDW 12091
43 188 Uber 4 $3.99 Avatar 12030
44 191 Bounce 3 $2.99 Image 11436
45 192 Doctor Who Vol. 3 11 $3.99 IDW 11425
46 194 Sonic Universe 54 $2.99 Archie 11398
47 199 Shadow Green Hornet Dark Nights 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 11203
48 200 TMNT Villain Microseries 4 $3.99 IDW 11031
49 201 Star Trek Ongoing 23 $3.99 IDW 11022
50 202 Aod Vs Hack Slash 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 10923
51 204 Harbinger 14 $3.99 Valiant 10709
52 206 Morning Glories 29 $3.50 Image 10588
53 208 Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray 5 $2.99 Image 10409
54 209 Mega Man 27 $2.99 Archie 10332
55 210 Abe Sapien 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 10314
56 211 BPRD Vampire 5 $3.50 Dark Horse 10268
57 212 Shadowman 8 $3.99 Valiant 10089
58 213 Bloodshot 13 $3.99 Valiant 10058
59 214 BPRD Hell On Earth 109 $3.50 Dark Horse 10018
60 215 Peter Panzerfaust 12 $3.50 Image 9951
61 216 Archer & Armstrong 11 $3.99 Valiant 9880
62 217 Mysterious Strangers 1 $3.99 Oni 9857
63 218 Shadow 15 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 9851
64 219 Americas Got Powers 6 $2.99 Image 9844
65 220 Mysterious Strangers 2 $3.99 Oni 9805
66 221 Bedlam 8 $3.50 Image 9738
67 222 Lobster Johnson Scent of Lotus 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 9586
68 223 Transformers Robots In Disguise 19 $3.99 IDW 9564
69 225 Aphrodite IX 3 $2.99 Image 9339
70 227 Transformers More Than Meets Eye 19 $3.99 IDW 9320
71 228 King Conan Hour of the Dragon 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 9319
72 229 Mass Effect Foundation 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 9291
73 231 G.I. Joe 6 $3.99 IDW 9106
74 232 George RR Martin Skin Trade 1 $3.99 Avatar 8996
75 233 Transformers Regeneration One 93 $3.99 IDW 8990
76 234 Massive 14 $3.50 Dark Horse 8983
77 235 Judge Dredd 9 $3.99 IDW 8959
78 236 Invincible Universe 4 $2.99 Image 8856
79 237 Catalyst Comix 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 8745
80 238 Mark Waid Green Hornet 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8595
81 239 Grimm 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8564
82 240 Miss Fury 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8547
83 241 Rachel Rising 18 $3.99 Abstract 8504
84 242 Dawn Swordmasters Daughter 1 $3.99 Image 8427
85 243 Uncanny 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8228
86 244 G.I. Joe Special Missions 4 $3.99 IDW 8093
87 245 Owl 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8010
88 246 G.I. Joe Special Missions 5 $3.99 IDW 8004
89 247 Day Men 1 $3.99 Boom 7968
90 248 Mark Waid Green Hornet 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7942
91 249 Danger Girl Trinity 4 $3.99 IDW 7790
92 250 Captain Midnight 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 7783
93 251 Judge Dredd Year One 4 $3.99 IDW 7707
94 253 Transformers Monstrosity 2 $3.99 IDW 7583
95 254 Garth Ennis Red Team 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7562
96 255 Bravest Warriors 10 $3.99 Boom 7496
97 256 Strain The Fall 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7474
98 257 Helheim 5 $3.99 Oni 7457
99 258 Crossed Badlands 32 $3.99 Avatar 7399
100 259 G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 192 $3.99 IDW 7361
101 260 Thumbprint By Joe Hill 2 $3.99 IDW 7278
102 261 Ghostbusters 6 $3.99 IDW 7253
103 262 Warlord of Mars 26 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7233
104 263 Crossed Badlands 33 $3.99 Avatar 7209
105 264 Grimm Fairy Tales Grimm Fairy Tales 87 $2.99 Zenescope 7201
106 265 Witchblade 168 $2.99 Image 7176
107 266 X 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 7172
108 267 Judge Dredd Classics 1 $3.99 IDW 7151
109 268 Dream Merchant 3 $3.50 Image 7141
110 269 Last of Us American Dreams 4 $3.99 Dark Horse 7138
111 270 G.I. Joe Cobra Files 4 $3.99 IDW 7097
112 271 Spongebob Comics 22 $2.99 United Plankton 7020
113 272 Black Bat 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7010
114 273 Transformers Prime Beast Hunters 3 $3.99 IDW 7004
115 274 Simpsons Comics 204 $2.99 Bongo 6976
116 275 Warlord of Mars 27 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6876
117 276 Suicide Risk 3 $3.99 Boom 6864
118 277 Grimm Fairy Tales Robyn Hood Wanted 3 $2.99 Zenescope 6864
119 278 Clive Barker Next Testament 2 $3.99 Boom 6832
120 279 Godzilla Ongoing 13 $3.99 IDW 6741
121 280 Tarot Witch of The Black Rose 81 $2.95 Broadsword 6707
122 281 Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris 27 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6506
123 282 Mind Mgmt 13 $3.99 Dark Horse 6498
124 283 Doomsday.1 3 $3.99 IDW 6236
125 284 Pathfinder 8 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6085
126 285 Ballistic 1 $3.50 Black Mask 6048
127 286 Polarity 4 $3.99 Boom 6045
128 287 Six Gun Gorilla 2 $3.99 Boom 5970
129 288 Clone 9 $2.99 Image 5954
130 289 House of Gold & Bones 4 $3.99 Dark Horse 5930
131 290 Grimm Fairy Tales Werewolves Hunger 2 $3.99 Zenescope 5917
132 291 47 Ronin 5 $3.99 Dark Horse 5825
133 292 Jirni 4 $3.99 Aspen 5790
134 293 Grimm Fairy Tales Grimm Universe 5 $5.99 Zenescope 5682
135 294 Bubblegun 2 $3.99 Aspen 5681
136 295 Absolution Rubicon 1 $3.99 Avatar 5631
137 296 Grimm Fairy Tales Demons Unseen 2 $3.99 Zenescope 5490
138 297 Grimm Fairy Tales Werewolves Hunger 3 $3.99 Zenescope 5473
139 298 Death of Haggard West One Shot 1 $2.99 St. Martins 5424
140 299 Prophet 37 $3.99 Image 5341
141 300 Bart Simpson Comics 85 $2.99 Bongo 5317
142 309 Grimm Fairy Tales Zombies Cursed 1 $3.99 Zenescope 5119
143 318 Fathom Elite Saga 3 $3.99 Aspen 4852
144 325 Archie 646 $2.99 Archie 4671
145 326 Fathom Elite Saga 4 $3.99 Aspen 4661
146 327 Fathom Elite Saga 5 $3.99 Aspen 4647
147 329 Archie 645 $3.99 Archie 4622
148 330 Grimm Fairy Tales Hunters Shadowlands 3 $2.99 Zenescope 4619
149 333 Grimm Fairy Tales Jungle Book Last of the Species 5 $3.99 Zenescope 4557
150 334 Mercy Sparx 1 $3.99 Devil’s Due 4549
151 336 Screwed 2 $2.99 Zenescope 4403
152 337 Optic Nerve 13 $5.95 Drawn & Quarterly 4305
153 345 Lenore Volume II 8 $3.99 Titan 4186
154 350 Charismagic Vol. 2 3 $3.99 Aspen 4048
155 351 12 Reasons To Die 2 $3.50 Black Mask 4008
156 357 Sixth Gun Sons of the Gun 5 $3.99 Oni 3828
157 360 Steam Engines of Oz 1 $3.99 Arcana 3739
158 366 Solid State Tank Girl 2 3.99 Titan 3453
159 369 Executive Assistant Assassins 13 3.99 Aspen 3345
160 375 Legend of the Shadowclan 5 3.99 Aspen 319

JUNE 2013 best selling comics chart.

Lets erase the 70 DC and 76 Marvel titles that sold well this month and see what the “other” best selling comics were!

Only 11 comics ranked in the Top 100 and these are the 11 high profile comics of the month that truly had a buzz.

Walking Dead placed #1 yet again.   Image Comics held the top 3 spots for the first time in a long time !    Jupiters Legacy and Lazarus were big hot profile comics that almost sold 50,000 each.   Jupiters Legacy however had 3 different covers so really only sold about 16,000 each.   The power of Star Wars is continually strong as sales moved up to #4 this month from #5.  The big surprise hit of June was True Lives Of The Fabulous Killroys #1 from Dark Horse.  This written by a member of the rock band My Chemical Romance had showed signs of promise as it was featured a month ago in a free comic book day version that hit a high of $33.00 as a back issue a week after release.  East Of West kept its selling power high for a #3 issue.    Girl power was strong yet again with My Little Pony with two different titles in the top 10.  Ten Grand #2 from Image had a big sales drop from ranking #2 last month.   Even with 2 covers again they averaged sales of only 15,000 copies each.  Bubblegun had a high print run as it was priced at only $1.00.   The hype of X-Files Season 10 sold out instantly even with high orders.    4 of the 11 comics ranked high due to being a  #1.

Extinction Parade #1  Avatar, Herobear And The Kid Special #1 and Uncanny #1 Dynamite all had strong showings for first issues.

Only 11 comics made the top 100 but 61 made the top 200 showing that there is a lot of support for indie publishers but mostly in the 10,000 to 20,000 range whereas Marvel/DC average orders are double that.

1 13 Walking Dead 111 $2.99 Image 74857
2 33 Jupiters Legacy 2 $2.99 Image 48217
3 34 Lazarus 1 $2.99 Image 48030
4 45 Star Wars 6 $2.99 Dark Horse 42806
5 46 True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 42613
6 54 East of West 3 $3.50 Image 39441
7 66 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 8 $3.99 IDW 33114
8 74 Ten Grand 2 $2.99 Image 29241
9 75 Bubblegun 1 $1.00 Aspen 28517
10 90 My Little Pony Micro Series 5 $3.99 IDW 25219
11 94 X-Files Season 10 1 $3.99 IDW 24270
12 101 Fatale 15 $3.50 Image 22373
13 105 Btvs Season 9 Freefall 22 $2.99 Dark Horse 21194
14 107 Adventure Time 17 $3.99 Boom 20860
15 114 Regular Show 2 $3.99 Boom 19507
16 121 Sex 4 $2.99 Image 17938
17 122 Tmnt Ongoing 23 $3.99 IDW 17772
18 123 Peter Panzerfaust 11 $3.50 Image 17683
19 129 Manhattan Projects 12 $3.50 Image 17076
20 132 Uber 2 $3.99 Avatar 16160
21 133 Star Wars Legacy II 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 16147
22 134 Bounce 2 $2.99 Image 16125
23 135 Spawn 232 $2.99 Image 16077
24 136 Extinction Parade 1 $3.99 Avatar 16061
25 139 Herobear and the Kid Special 1 $3.99 Boom 15491
26 143 Invincible 103 $2.99 Image 15072
27 145 Star Wars Darth Vader & Ninth Assassin 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 14806
28 149 Harbinger Wars 3 $3.99 Valiant 14012
29 152 Angel & Faith 23 $2.99 Dark Horse 13668
30 153 Revival 11 $2.99 Image 13536
31 154 Morning Glories 28 $3.99 Image 13530
32 156 Archer & Armstrong 10 $3.99 Valiant 13241
33 157 X-O Manowar 14 $3.99 Valiant 13227
34 158 Uncanny 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 13192
35 159 Doctor Who Prisoners of Time 6 $3.99 IDW 13018
36 161 Harbinger 13 $3.99 Valiant 12930
37 162 Masks 8 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 12794
38 166 Conan The Barbarian 17 $3.50 Dark Horse 12395
39 168 Star Wars Dark Times Fire Carrier 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 12145
40 169 Bloodshot 12 $3.99 Valiant 12145
41 171 Shadowman 7 $3.99 Valiant 12017
42 175 Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray 4 $2.99 Image 11357
43 177 Thumbprint By Joe Hill 1 $3.99 IDW 11185
44 178 Sonic Universe 53 $2.99 Archie 11123
45 180 TMNT Villain Microseries 3 $3.99 IDW 10933
46 181 Bedlam 7 $3.50 Image 10875
47 182 G.I. Joe 5 $3.99 IDW 10866
48 184 Wild Blue Yonder 1 $3.99 IDW 10840
49 185 Star Trek Ongoing 22 $3.99 IDW 10799
50 186 BPRD Vampire 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 10674
51 187 Battlestar Galactica 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 10503
52 188 Locke & Key Omega 5 $3.99 IDW 10368
53 189 Abe Sapien Dark & Terrible 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 10250
54 190 Doctor Who Vol. 3 10 $3.99 IDW 10234
55 193 BPRD Hell On Earth 108 $3.50 Dark Horse 10093
56 194 Shadow 14 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 10071
57 195 Grimm 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 9961
58 196 Miss Fury 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 9834
59 197 Godzilla Rulers of The Earth 1 $3.99 IDW 9813
60 198 King Conan Hour of the Dragon 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 9808
61 199 Invincible Universe 3 $2.99 Image 9778
62 201 Transformers Robots In Disguise 18 $3.99 IDW 9495
63 202 Judge Dredd 8 $3.99 IDW 9469
64 203 Aphrodite IX 2 $2.99 Image 9414
65 204 Transformers More Than Meets Eye 18 $3.99 IDW 9394
66 205 Massive 13 $3.50 Dark Horse 9371
67 206 Mega Man 26 $2.99 Archie 9290
68 208 Transformers Regeneration One 92 $3.99 IDW 9206
69 209 Mara 5 $2.99 Image 9177
70 210 Dream Merchant 2 $3.50 Image 8930
71 212 Black Bat 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8682
72 213 Garth Ennis Red Team 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8645
73 214 Transformers Monstrosity 1 $3.99 IDW 8562
74 215 Helheim 4 $3.99 Oni 8432
75 216 Rachel Rising 17 $3.99 Abstract 8336
76 217 Baltimore The Inquisitor One Shot 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 8309
77 218 Judge Dredd Year One 3 $3.99 IDW 8251
78 219 Danger Girl Trinity 3 $3.99 IDW 8144
79 220 Black Beetle 4 $3.99 Dark Horse 8096
80 221 Game of Thrones 15 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8081
81 222 Malevolent Mr Burns 1 $3.99 Bongo 8048
82 223 Suicide Risk 2 $3.99 Boom 7914
83 224 Bravest Warriors 9 $3.99 Boom 7850
84 225 X 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 7797
85 226 Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland 12 $2.99 Zenescope 7765
86 227 Six Gun Gorilla 1 $3.99 Boom 7730
87 228 Transformers Prime Beast Hunters 2 $3.99 IDW 7642
88 229 Ghostbusters 5 $3.99 IDW 7620
89 230 Crossed Badlands 30 $3.99 Avatar 7573
90 231 G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 191 $3.99 IDW 7508
91 232 G.I. Joe Cobra Files 3 $3.99 IDW 7407
92 233 Witchblade 167 $2.99 Image 7329
93 234 Crossed Badlands 31 $3.99 Avatar 7327
94 235 Mind The Gap 11 $2.99 Image 7301
95 236 Dejah Thoris & Green Men of Mars 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7233
96 237 Grimm Fairy Tales Robyn Hood Wanted 2 $2.99 Zenescope 7116
97 238 Mouse Guard Legends of the Guard Vol. 2 1 $3.50 Archaia 7116
98 239 Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland Down Rabbit Hole 2 $2.99 Zenescope 7115
99 240 Spongebob Comics 21 $2.99 United Plankton 7043
100 241 Simpsons Comics 203 $2.99 Bongo 6930
101 242 Doomsday.1 2 $3.99 IDW 6647
102 243 Crow Curare 1 $3.99 IDW 6607
103 244 Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris 26 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6593
104 245 Edgar Allan Poes Fall of the House of Usher 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 6556
105 246 Breath of Bones A Tale of the Golem 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 6465
106 247 Polarity 3 $3.99 Boom 6436
107 248 Vampirella Strikes 6 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6365
108 249 Clone 8 $2.99 Image 6343
109 250 Evil Ernie 6 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6299
110 251 Captain Midnight 0 $2.99 Dark Horse 6290
111 252 Grimm Fairy Tales Grimm Fairy Tales 86 $2.99 Zenescope 6231
112 253 House of Gold & Bones 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 6222
113 254 Spongebob Comics Annual Giant Swimtacular 1 $4.99 United Plankton 6137
114 255 Kiss Solo 4 $3.99 IDW 6048
115 256 Vampirella 30 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5995
116 257 Occupy Comics 2 $3.50 Black Mask 5760
117 259 Screwed 1 $2.99 Zenescope 5656
118 260 Mind Mgmt 12 $3.99 Dark Horse 5630
119 261 Great Pacific 7 $2.99 Image 5610
120 262 Fathom Elite Saga 1 $3.99 Aspen 5499
121 263 Prophet 36 $3.99 Image 5412
122 264 Grimm Fairy Tales Annual 2013 1 $5.99 Zenescope 5396
123 265 All New Secret Skullkickers 1 $3.50 Image 5346
124 267 Liberator 1 $3.50 Black Mask 5266
125 268 Bart Simpson Comics 84 $2.99 Bongo 5240
126 269 Red Sonja 77 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5212
127 270 Jirni 3 $3.99 Aspen 5184
128 271 Tmnt Color Classics 11 $3.99 IDW 5169
129 272 Artifacts 28 $3.99 Image 5150
130 273 Red Sonja Unchained 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5146
131 274 Grimm Fairy Tales Demons Unseen 1 $3.99 Zenescope 5142
132 275 Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed Vampires Eternal 3 $3.99 Zenescope 5090
133 277 Sergio Aragones Funnies 8 $3.50 Bongo 5054
134 278 Last of Us American Dreams 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 5014
135 279 Fathom Elite Saga 2 $3.99 Aspen 5011
136 280 Peanuts Vol. 2 9 $3.99 Boom 4996
137 281 Dream Thief 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 4984
138 282 Fashion Beast 10 $3.99 Avatar 4977
139 283 Half Past Danger 2 $3.99 IDW 4967
140 284 Dark Horse Presents 25 $7.99 Dark Horse 4888
141 286 My Little Pony Color Me Treasury Ed 1 $9.99 IDW 4810
142 287 The Lone Ranger 15 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4771
143 289 Empowered Special 4 $3.99 Dark Horse 4720
144 290 True Blood Ongoing 14 $3.99 IDW 4718
145 291 Grimm Fairy Tales Hunters Shadowlands 2 $2.99 Zenescope 4698
146 292 Grimm Fairy Tales Jungle Book Last of the Species 4 $3.99 Zenescope 4690
147 293 Miniature Jesus 3 $3.99 Image 4661
148 294 Darkness 113 $2.99 Image 4576
149 295 Charismagic Vol. 2 2 $3.99 Aspen 4445
150 296 Dungeons & Dragons Cutter 3 $3.99 IDW 4444
151 297 Jennifer Blood 28 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4342
152 298 Savage Dragon 188 $3.99 Image 4319
153 299 Sherlock Holmes Liverpool Demon 5 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4279
154 300 Sixth Gun 32 $3.99 Oni 4277
155 305 Sixth Gun Sons of the Gun 4 $3.99 Oni 3990
156 306 A1 1 $3.99 Titan 3981
157 310 Atomic Robo Savage Sword of Dr Dinosaur 1 $3.50 Red 5 3848
158 314 Shrugged Vol. 2 3 $3.99 Aspen 3672
159 319 Executive Assistant Iris Vol. 3 4 $3.99 Aspen 3590
160 320 Drew Hayes Poison Elves 3 $2.99 Ape 3562
161 325 Executive Assistant Assassins 12 $3.99 Aspen 3408
162 330 Aspen Splash 2013 Swimsuit Spectacular Anniversary Ed 1 $3.99 Aspen 3310
163 339 Sesame Street 1 $3.99 Ape 3175
164 342 Betty & Veronica 266 $2.99 Archie 3122
165 344 Legend of Oz The Wicked West Ongoing 8 $3.50 Big Dog 3057
166 345 Legend of Oz Scarecrow 2 $3.50 Big Dog 2956
167 348 Knights of The Dinner Table 199 $5.99 Kenzer 2843
168 357 Kevin Keller 9 $2.99 Archie 2479
169 360 Life With Archie 30 $3.99 Archie 2412

 

MAY 2013 best selling comics chart.

Lets erase the 79 DC and 74 Marvel titles and see what the “other” best selling comics were!

Only 9 comics ranked in the Top 100 and these are the 9 high profile comics of the month that truly had a buzz.

Walking Dead returned back to #1 yet again.  Ten Grand #1 from Image had a super strong showing with 2 different regular covers.  The power of Star Wars is continually strong as sales hold steady on #5.   Regular Show #1 had 6 regular covers which helped print orders making Boom’s biggest selling comic ever.   Girl power was strong yet again with My Little Pony #7.     The original creator of TMNT returned to the comic after many years creating a “first” of sorts.  This boosted sales way up the list.  Charismagic had a high print run as it was priced at only $1.00 Image Bounce #1 had decent orders but very small compared to Ten Grand.   The hype of the very first Sesame Street comic ever encouraged all retailers to really take a chance on this one based on the 1970 TV series with 5 different regular covers.  6 of the 9 comics ranked high due to being a “first” of sorts.

Only 9 comics made the top 100 but 60 made the top 200 showing that there is a lot of support for indie publishers but mostly in the 10,000 to 20,000 range whereas Marvel/DC average orders are double that.

MAY 2013
1 13 Walking Dead 110 $2.99 Image 76455
2 24 Ten Grand 1 $2.99 Image 57216
3 41 Star Wars 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 44310
4 56 Regular Show 1 $3.99 Boom 38466
5 68 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 7 $3.99 IDW 32188
6 78 TMNT Ongoing 22 $3.99 IDW 27759
7 90 Charismagic Vol. 2 1 $1.00 Aspen 25212
8 95 Bounce 1 $2.99 Image 24259
9 98 Sesame Street 1 $3.99 Ape 23765
10 103 My Little Pony Micro Series 4 $3.99 IDW 22489
11 104 Chin Music 1 $2.99 Image 22383
12 105 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall 21 $2.99 Dark Horse 21701
13 106 Adventure Time 16 $3.99 Boom 21659
14 107 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 5 $3.99 Boom 21646
15 112 Adventure Time Annual 1 $4.99 Boom 20975
16 115 Sex 3 $2.99 Image 20509
17 127 Fatale 14 $3.50 Image 17557
18 129 Thief of Thieves 14 $2.99 Image 16938
19 131 Spawn 231 $2.99 Image 16502
20 132 Star Wars Legacy 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 16497
21 133 Black Bat 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 16328
22 134 Revival 10 $2.99 Image 16314
23 137 Uber 1 $3.99 Avatar 16109
24 141 Nowhere Men 5 $2.99 Image 15608
25 143 Grimm 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 15455
26 144 Harbinger Wars 2 $3.99 Valiant 15455
27 147 Star Wars Darth Vader & Ninth Assassin 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 15322
28 148 Image Firsts Walking Dead 1 $1.00 Image 15254
29 153 Battlestar Galactica 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 14356
30 156 Dream Merchant 1 $3.50 Image 14024
31 158 Angel & Faith 22 $2.99 Dark Horse 13895
32 159 X-O Manowar 13 $3.99 Valiant 13305
33 160 Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi Prisoner of Bogan 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 13304
34 162 Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray 3 $2.99 Image 13153
35 163 Doctor Who Prisoners of Time 5 $3.99 IDW 13097
36 165 Shadow Year One 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 13035
37 166 Morning Glories 27 $3.99 Image 12861
38 167 Chew 34 $2.99 Image 12836
39 169 Conan The Barbarian 16 $3.50 Dark Horse 12682
40 170 Masks 7 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 12658
41 171 Harbinger 12 $3.99 Valiant 12572
42 172 King Conan Hour of the Dragon 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 12566
43 174 Shadowman 0 $3.99 Valiant 12252
44 177 Sonic The Hedgehog 248 $2.99 Archie 12158
45 178 Star Wars Dark Times Fire Carrier 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 12138
46 179 Archer & Armstrong 0 $3.99 Valiant 12076
47 180 Star Trek Ongoing 21 $3.99 IDW 12055
48 182 Doctor Who Vol. 3 9 $3.99 IDW 11993
49 183 12 Reasons To Die 1 $3.50 Black Mask 11834
50 185 Sonic Universe 52 $2.99 Archie 11500
51 186 Shadow 13 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 11474
52 188 TMNT Villain Microseries 2 $3.99 IDW 11360
53 189 Sonic The Hedgehog 249 $2.99 Archie 11339
54 190 Miss Fury 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 11306
55 192 Bloodshot 11 $3.99 Valiant 11146
56 194 Invincible Universe 2 $2.99 Image 11102
57 195 X 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 11071
58 196 Suicide Risk 1 $3.99 Boom 10913
59 197 BPRD Vampire 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 10849
60 199 Clive Barker Next Testament 1 $3.99 Boom 10797
61 201 Star Trek Ongoing 20 $3.99 IDW 10508
62 202 BPRD Hell On Earth 107 $3.50 Dark Horse 10493
63 203 Abe Sapien Dark & Terrible 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 10445
64 206 Doomsday.1 1 $3.99 IDW 10230
65 207 Helheim 3 $3.99 Oni 10118
66 208 Judge Dredd 7 $3.99 IDW 10058
67 211 Mark Waid Green Hornet 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 10012
68 212 G.I. Joe 4 $3.99 IDW 9881
69 213 Lobster Johnson Satan Smells A Rat One Shot 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 9846
70 214 Lost Vegas 3 $3.50 Image 9755
71 215 Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland Down Rabbit Hole 1 $2.99 Zenescope 9734
72 216 Transformers Robots In Disguise 17 $3.99 IDW 9540
73 217 Transformers More Than Meets Eye 17 $3.99 IDW 9523
74 218 Massive 12 $3.50 Dark Horse 9489
75 219 Transformers Regeneration One 91 $3.99 IDW 9332
76 220 Mega Man 25 $2.99 Archie 9191
77 222 Legend of Luther Strode 5 $3.50 Image 9020
78 223 Occupy Comics 1 $3.50 Black Mask 8977
79 224 Transformers Prime Beast Hunters 1 $3.99 IDW 8975
80 225 Rocketeer Hollywood Horror 4 $3.99 IDW 8885
81 226 Image Firsts Peter Panzerfaust 1 $1.00 Image 8756
82 227 Snapshot 4 $2.99 Image 8583
83 228 G.I. Joe Special Missions 3 $3.99 IDW 8492
84 229 Game of Thrones 14 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8468
85 230 Image Firsts Invincible 1 $1.00 Image 8424
86 231 Transformers Spotlight Hoist 1 $3.99 IDW 8373
87 232 Warlord of Mars 24 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8347
88 233 Grimm Fairy Tales Robyn Hood Wanted 1 $2.99 Zenescope 8242
89 235 Danger Girl Trinity 2 $3.99 IDW 8167
90 236 Bravest Warriors 8 $3.99 Boom 8146
91 237 Image Firsts Saga 1 $1.00 Image 8091
92 238 Dream Thief 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7927
93 239 Crossed Badlands 28 $3.99 Avatar 7891
94 240 Ghostbusters 4 $3.99 IDW 7876
95 241 G.I. Joe Cobra Files 2 $3.99 IDW 7769
96 242 Warlord of Mars 25 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7731
97 243 Edgar Allan Poes Fall of the House of Usher 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7650
98 244 Crossed Badlands 29 $3.99 Avatar 7595
99 245 Mind the Gap 10 $2.99 Image 7584
100 246 G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 190 $3.99 IDW 7550
101 247 Witchblade 166 $2.99 Image 7425
102 248 Red Sonja 75 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7072
103 249 Half Past Danger 1 $3.99 IDW 7048
104 250 Polarity 2 $3.99 Boom 6957
105 251 Clone 7 $2.99 Image 6956
106 252 Simpsons Comics 202 $2.99 Bongo 6950
107 253 Spongebob Comics 20 $2.99 United Plankton 6926
108 254 Tarot Witch of The Black Rose 80 $2.95 Broadsword 6795
109 255 Godzilla Ongoing 12 $3.99 IDW 6782
110 256 Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris 25 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6724
111 257 House of Gold & Bones 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 6635
112 258 Vampirella Strikes 5 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6632
113 259 Damsels Mermaids 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6564
114 260 Grimm Fairy Tales Grimm Fairy Tales 85 $5.99 Zenescope 6499
115 262 Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland 11 $2.99 Zenescope 6342
116 263 Pathfinder 7 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6313
117 264 Kiss Solo 3 $3.99 IDW 6283
118 265 Futurama Comics 67 $2.99 Bongo 6230
119 266 Vampirella 29 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6070
120 267 47 Ronin 4 $3.99 Dark Horse 6017
121 269 Jirni 2 $3.99 Aspen 5915
122 271 Mind Mgmt 11 $3.99 Dark Horse 5824
123 272 Artifacts 27 $3.99 Image 5750
124 273 Non Humans 3 $2.99 Image 5677
125 274 Grimm Fairy Tales Madness of Wonderland 4 $3.99 Zenescope 5677
126 275 Red Sonja Unchained 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5540
127 276 Prophet 35 $3.99 Image 5522
128 277 Five Weapons 4 $3.50 Image 5472
129 278 Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed Vampires Eternal 2 $3.99 Zenescope 5435
130 279 Grimm Fairy Tales Hunters Shadowlands 1 $2.99 Zenescope 5408
131 280 Creepy Comics 12 $4.99 Dark Horse 5398
132 281 Grimm Fairy Tales Werewolves Hunger 1 $3.99 Zenescope 5356
133 283 Miniature Jesus 2 $3.99 Image 5297
134 284 Red Sonja 76 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5272
135 285 TMNT Color Classics 10 $3.99 IDW 5268
136 286 Bart Simpson Comics 83 $2.99 Bongo 5212
137 287 Fathom Vol. 4 9 $3.50 Aspen 5210
138 288 Akaneiro 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 5172
139 291 Fashion Beast 9 $3.99 Avatar 5085
140 292 Uber 0 $4.99 Avatar 5084
141 293 John Carpenters Asylum 1 $3.99 Storm King 5081
142 295 Mars Attacks 10 $3.99 IDW 5048
143 296 East of West (3rd print) 1 $3.50 Image 5024
144 297 Last of Us American Dreams 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 4991
145 298 Dungeons & Dragons Cutter 2 $3.99 IDW 4974
146 299 True Blood Ongoing 13 $3.99 IDW 4969
147 300 Colonized 2 $3.99 IDW 4962
148 306 Archie 643 $2.99 Archie 4780
149 308 Grimm Fairy Tales Jungle Book Last of the Species 3 $3.99 Zenescope 4757
150 309 Drew Hayes Poison Elves 2 $2.99 Ape 4690
151 314 Archie 634 $2.99 Archie 4574
152 315 Simpsons Summer Shindig 7 $4.99 Bongo 4567
153 324 Legend of the Shadowclan 4 $3.99 Aspen 4362
154 325 Sixth Gun 31 $3.99 Oni 4350
155 331 Soulfire Vol. 4 5 $3.99 Aspen 4179
156 334 Cyborg 009 Chapter 000 One Shot 1 $1.00 Archaia 4131
157 337 Solid State Tank Girl 1 $3.99 Titan 3985
158 338 X-O Manowar One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3953
159 343 Harbinger One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3816
160 346 Archer & Armstrong One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3759
161 347 Bloodshot One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3722
162 352 Shadowman One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3593
163 355 Executive Assistant Assassins 11 $3.99 Aspen 3532
164 358 Atomic Robo Real Science Adv 8 $2.75 Red 5 3472
165 361 Executive Assistant Assassins 10 $3.99 Aspen 3415
166 365 Legend of Oz Scarecrow 1 $3.50 Big Dog 3334

 

APRIL 2013 best selling comics chart.

Lets erase the 74 DC and 74 Marvel titles and see what the “other” best selling comics were!

Only 10 comics ranked in the Top 100 and these are the 10 high profile comics of the month that truly had a buzz.

Jupiters Legacy was the most impressive debut in a long long time as the new Image #1 had orders over 100,000 even outselling The Walking Dead.   Saga continued strong as Image’s second biggest constant seller.  Star Wars #4 continued strong steady orders.  East Of West #2 from Image even sold out and went to a reprint.  Jirni from Aspen had very high orders due to a $1.00 cover price.  My Little Pony stayed strong once again with 2 different series.   Buffy #20 had extra high orders at 21,000 and Adventure  Time from Boom continued to be its biggest selling title based on the TV cartoon series.

Only 10 comics ranked in the top 100 of the month but a high 66 made the Top 200.

APRIL 2013 74 dc / 74 marvel – april 2013
1 3 Jupiters Legacy 1 $2.99 Image 105437
2 8 Walking Dead 109 $2.99 Image 90362
3 27 Saga 12 $2.99 Image 53339
4 40 Star Wars 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 45019
5 46 East of West 2 $3.50 Image 41838
6 60 Jirni 1 $1.00 Aspen 35777
7 65 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 6 $3.99 IDW 33903
8 91 My Little Pony Micro Series 3 $3.99 IDW 23338
9 95 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall 20 $2.99 Dark Horse 21901
10 97 Adventure Time 15 $3.99 Boom 21682
11 101 Sex 2 $2.99 Image 21342
12 103 Morning Glories 26 $1.00 Image 20918
13 104 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 4 $3.99 Boom 20760
14 105 TMNT Ongoing 21 $3.99 IDW 20659
15 110 Harbinger Wars 1 $3.99 Valiant 18729
16 111 Miss Fury 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 18441
17 116 Manhattan Projects 11 $3.50 Image 17517
18 120 Star Wars Darth Vader & Ninth Assassin 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 17278
19 121 Revival 9 $2.99 Image 16977
20 125 Star Wars Legacy 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 16384
21 129 Spawn 230 $2.99 Image 15994
22 131 Star Trek Countdown To Darkness 4 $3.99 IDW 15782
23 134 Invincible 102 $2.99 Image 15249
24 135 Thief of Thieves 13 $2.99 Image 15201
25 138 Doctor Who Prisoners of Time 4 $3.99 IDW 14653
26 139 Invincible Universe 1 $2.99 Image 14526
27 140 Masks 5 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 14360
28 141 Harbinger 11 $3.99 Valiant 14299
29 142 Angel & Faith 21 $2.99 Dark Horse 14102
30 143 Shadow Year One 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 13748
31 144 TMNT Villain Microseries: Krang 1 $3.99 IDW 13689
32 147 Masks 6 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 13533
33 148 Bloodshot 10 $3.99 Valiant 13376
34 150 G.I. Joe Cobra Files 1 $3.99 IDW 13231
35 151 X-O Manowar 12 $3.99 Valiant 13216
36 152 Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray 2 $2.99 Image 13127
37 154 Chew 33 $2.99 Image 12964
38 158 Conan The Barbarian 15 $3.50 Dark Horse 12845
39 160 Bedlam 6 $3.50 Image 12607
40 164 Star Wars Dark Times Fire Carrier 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 12435
41 167 Danger Girl Trinity 1 $3.99 IDW 12063
42 169 Abe Sapien Dark & Terrible 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 11783
43 170 Shadowman 6 $3.99 Valiant 11759
44 174 Mega Man 24 $2.99 Archie 11173
45 175 Archer & Armstrong 9 $3.99 Valiant 11125
46 176 Shadow 11 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 11119
47 177 BPRD Vampire 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 11072
48 178 Uber 0 $3.99 Avatar 10849
49 179 Shadow 12 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 10815
50 181 Judge Dredd 6 $3.99 IDW 10670
51 182 Lost Vegas 2 $3.50 Image 10608
52 184 Locke & Key Omega 4 $3.99 IDW 10466
53 186 BPRD Hell On Earth 106 $3.50 Dark Horse 10419
54 187 Doctor Who Vol. 3 8 $3.99 IDW 10414
55 188 G.I. Joe 3 $3.99 IDW 10372
56 189 Helheim 2 $3.99 Oni 10256
57 190 Sledgehammer 44 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 10049
58 191 1 For $1 Mind Mgmt 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 9926
59 192 Sonic Universe 51 $2.99 Archie 9912
60 193 East of West 1 $3.50 Image 9742
61 194 Magic The Gathering Path of Vengeance 4 $4.99 IDW 9734
62 195 Transformers Robots In Disguise 16 $3.99 IDW 9700
63 196 Massive 11 $3.50 Dark Horse 9661
64 197 Transformers More Than Meets Eye 16 $3.99 IDW 9637
65 198 Mara 4 $2.99 Image 9600
66 199 Transformers Regeneration One 90 $3.99 IDW 9478
67 201 Snapshot 3 $2.99 Image 9310
68 202 Rocketeer Hollywood Horror 3 $3.99 IDW 9212
69 203 Judge Dredd Year One 2 $3.99 IDW 9069
70 204 Sonic The Hedgehog 247 $2.99 Archie 9003
71 205 Godzilla Half Century War 5 $3.99 IDW 8884
72 206 Grimm Fairy Tales Robyn Hood Vs Red Riding Hood 1 $5.99 Zenescope 8883
73 207 G.I. Joe Special Missions 2 $3.99 IDW 8818
74 208 Transformers Spotlight Trailcutter 1 $3.99 IDW 8690
75 209 House of Gold & Bones 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 8635
76 210 Colonized 1 $3.99 IDW 8521
77 211 Miniature Jesus 1 $3.99 Image 8363
78 212 Ghostbusters 3 $3.99 IDW 8351
79 213 Bravest Warriors 7 $3.99 Boom 8311
80 215 Mind The Gap 9 $2.99 Image 8074
81 216 Crossed Badlands 27 $3.99 Avatar 7930
82 217 Adventure Time 1 $3.99 Boom 7854
83 218 Black Beetle 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 7650
84 219 Rachel Rising 16 $3.99 Abstract 7608
85 220 Dejah Thoris & Green Men of Mars 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7516
86 221 X 0 $2.99 Dark Horse 7502
87 222 Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed 1 $5.99 Zenescope 7497
88 223 G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 189 $3.99 IDW 7496
89 224 Clone 6 $2.99 Image 7460
90 225 Polarity 1 $3.99 Boom 7459
91 226 1 For $1 The Massive 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 7398
92 227 Witchblade 165 $2.99 Image 7262
93 228 Kiss Solo 1 $3.99 IDW 7177
94 230 Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth 4 $2.99 Image 7113
95 231 Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed 0 $1.99 Zenescope 7103
96 232 Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris 24 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7059
97 233 Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed Vampires Eternal 1 $3.99 Zenescope 7009
98 235 Spongebob Comics 19 $2.99 United Plankton 6940
99 236 Godzilla Ongoing 11 $3.99 IDW 6905
100 237 Vampirella Strikes 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6893
101 238 Simpsons Comics 201 $2.99 Bongo 6844
102 239 Adventure Time 2 $3.99 Boom 6716
103 241 Kiss Solo 2 $3.99 IDW 6676
104 242 Pathfinder 6 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6663
105 243 Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland 10 $2.99 Zenescope 6644
106 244 Adventure Time 3 $3.99 Boom 6444
107 245 Evil Ernie 5 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6421
108 246 Adventure Time 4 $3.99 Boom 6359
109 247 Great Pacific 6 $2.99 Image 6326
110 248 Star Wars 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 6306
111 249 Grimm Fairy Tales Grimm Fairy Tales 84 $2.99 Zenescope 6284
112 250 Adventure Time 5 $3.99 Boom 6276
113 251 Adventure Time 6 $3.99 Boom 6252
114 252 Vampirella 28 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6118
115 253 Last of Us American Dreams 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 6032
116 254 Dungeons & Dragons Cutter 1 $3.99 IDW 5986
117 255 True Blood Ongoing 11 $3.99 IDW 5929
118 256 Mind Mgmt 10 $3.99 Dark Horse 5842
119 257 Grimm Fairy Tales Madness of Wonderland 3 $3.99 Zenescope 5825
120 260 Sex 1 $2.99 Image 5668
121 261 Five Weapons 3 $3.50 Image 5655
122 262 Witchblade Day of the Outlaw One Shot 1 $3.99 Image 5636
123 263 TMNT Color Classics Micro Series Leonardo 1 $3.99 IDW 5615
124 265 68 Jungle Jim 1 $3.99 Image 5488
125 266 Mars Attacks 9 $3.99 IDW 5481
126 267 Red Sonja 74 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5449
127 268 Witch Doctor Malpractice 6 $2.99 Image 5440
128 269 True Blood Ongoing 12 $3.99 IDW 5372
129 270 Fashion Beast 8 $3.99 Avatar 5327
130 271 Peanuts Vol. 2 8 $3.99 Boom 5313
131 272 Dark Shadows Year One 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5270
132 273 Danger Club 5 $2.99 Image 5242
133 274 Deathmatch 5 $3.99 Boom 5222
134 277 Bart Simpson Comics 82 $2.99 Bongo 5150
135 280 Jennifer Blood 25 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4918
136 281 Grimm Fairy Tales Jungle Book Last of the Species 2 $3.99 Zenescope 4916
137 283 Doctor Who Classics 2 $3.99 IDW 4900
138 284 Mighty Skullkickers 1 $3.50 Image 4856
139 285 The Lone Ranger 14 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4827
140 286 Archie 642 $2.99 Archie 4812
141 287 Dark Horse Presents 23 $7.99 Dark Horse 4762
142 288 Queen Sonja 35 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4740
143 289 Darkness 112 $2.99 Image 4725
144 290 Green Hornet 34 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4705
145 292 Jennifer Blood 26 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4657
146 293 Hellraiser Dark Watch 3 $3.99 Boom 4592
147 294 Shrugged Vol. 2 2 $3.99 Aspen 4567
148 295 Green Hornet 35 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4564
149 296 Legend of the Shadowclan 3 $3.99 Aspen 4546
150 297 Bionic Man Vs Bionic Woman 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4474
151 299 Mice Templar IV Legend 1 $3.99 Image 4377
152 300 Lord of The Jungle 14 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4369
153 306 Sixth Gun 30 $3.99 Oni 4227
154 307 Sixth Gun Sons of the Gun 3 $3.99 Oni 4196
155 326 Atomic Robo Real Science Adv 7 $2.75 Red 5 3471
156 336 Legend of Oz The Wicked West Ongoing 6 $3.50 Big Dog 3152
157 337 Idolized 5 $3.99 Aspen 3151
158 342 Betty & Veronica 265 $2.99 Archie 3025
159 343 Mylo Xyloto 3 $3.99 Bongo 2915
160 358 Kevin Keller 8 $2.99 Archie 2528
161 362 Steam Wars 1 $3.99 Antarctic 2399
162 365 Stuff of Legend Toy Collector 4 $3.99 Thirdworld 2294
163 367 Rogues 1 $3.99 Amigo 2230
164 375 Dead Mans Run 4 $3.50 Aspen 2057
165 377 Lookouts Riddle Vol. 1 5 $3.99 Cryptozoic 2011
166 380 Bodie Troll 1 $2.99 Red 5 1981
167 384 Gold Digger 149 $3.99 Antarctic 1807
168 392 Victorian Secret Agents 1 $3.95 Antarctic 1676
169 398 Knights of The Dinner Table 196 $5.99 Kenzer 1558
170 399 Bela Lugosi Tales From Grave 3 $3.99 Monsterverse 1537
171 405 Helheim (2nd print) 1 $3.99 Oni 1354
172 406 Betty & Veronica Double Double Digest 212 $5.99 Archie 1353
173 407 Neozoic Traders Gambit 1 $3.50 Red 5 1345
174 410 Last Zombie 1 $3.99 Antarctic 1323
175 413 B & V Friends Double Digest 233 $3.99 Archie 1287
176 415 Archie & Friends Double Digest 26 $3.99 Archie 1270

 

MARCH 2013 best selling comics chart.

Lets erase the 78 DC and 83 Marvel titles and see what the “other” best selling comics were!

Only 10 comics ranked in the Top 100 and these are the 10 high profile comics of the month that truly had a buzz.

The Walking Dead ranked #1 again with the 1st appearance of Ezekiel and ended the final issue of the Vol 18 graphic novel.  Image dominated the top 3 with Saga once again ranking #2 and a brand new title  East Of West #1 selling out the first print even with a hefty 49,000 copies sold.   Star Wars #3 based on the original movie characters continued to hold super strong.  My Little Pony ranked high with 2 consecutive issues and a 3rd issue in the Top 10.   Shrugged debuted high with a $1.00 cover price.   Hellboy In Hell #4 had a very high ranking for not being a major key issue or #1.  Sex #1 from Image debuted in the top 10 and even sold out.

10 comics made the top 100 but 63 different comics made the top 200.

MARCH 2013 best selling comics chart
1 21 Walking Dead 108 $2.99 Image 67423
2 33 Saga 11 $2.99 Image 50023
3 35 East of West 1 $3.50 Image 49518
4 44 Star Wars 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 45522
5 55 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 4 $3.99 IDW 41541
6 65 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 5 $3.99 IDW 36354
7 78 Shrugged Vol. 2 1 $1.00 Aspen 30657
8 91 My Little Pony Micro Series: Rainbow Dash 2 $3.99 IDW 25473
9 96 Hellboy In Hell 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 23982
10 98 Sex 1 $2.99 Image 23630
11 101 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall 19 $2.99 Dark Horse 22424
12 102 Adventure Time 14 $3.99 Boom 22165
13 105 Star Wars Legacy 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 21600
14 106 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 3 $3.99 Boom 21333
15 121 Fatale 13 $3.50 Image 17662
16 124 Revival 8 $2.99 Image 17082
17 125 Manhattan Projects 10 $3.50 Image 17028
18 130 Spawn 229 $2.99 Image 16355
19 133 TMNT 20 $3.99 IDW 16084
20 135 X-O Manowar 11 $3.99 Valiant 15765
21 137 Invincible 101 $2.99 Image 15540
22 139 Lost Vegas 1 $3.50 Image 15273
23 140 Mark Waid Green Hornet 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 15114
24 143 Buffy The Vampire Slayer Willow Wonderland 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 15010
25 144 Star Trek Countdown To Darkness 3 $3.99 IDW 14778
26 145 Angel & Faith 20 $2.99 Dark Horse 14245
27 146 Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi Prisoner of Bogan 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 13728
28 147 Bedlam 5 $3.50 Image 13701
29 149 Sledgehammer 44 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 13446
30 150 Nowhere Men 4 $2.99 Image 13368
31 152 Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray 1 $3.50 Image 13163
32 153 Shadowman 5 $3.99 Valiant 13145
33 154 G.I. Joe Special Missions 1 $3.99 IDW 13104
34 156 TMNT Secret Foot Clan 4 $3.99 IDW 13090
35 158 Star Wars Dark Times Fire Carrier 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 13077
36 159 Judge Dredd Year One 1 $3.99 IDW 13013
37 162 Conan The Barbarian 14 $3.50 Dark Horse 12944
38 163 Doctor Who Prisoners of Time 3 $3.99 IDW 12717
39 164 Chew 32 $2.99 Image 12671
40 165 BPRD Vampire 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 12474
41 167 Harbinger 10 $3.99 Valiant 12196
42 169 Crossed Badlands 25 $3.99 Avatar 12022
43 171 Helheim 1 $3.99 Oni 11877
44 175 Shadow 10 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 11682
45 179 Judge Dredd 5 $3.99 IDW 11447
46 180 Archer & Armstrong 8 $3.99 Valiant 11072
47 181 Peter Panzerfaust 10 $3.50 Image 10989
48 182 G.I. Joe 2 $3.99 IDW 10979
49 183 Bloodshot 9 $3.99 Valiant 10959
50 185 BPRD Hell On Earth 105 $3.50 Dark Horse 10772
51 186 Snapshot 2 $2.99 Image 10742
52 187 Walking Dead Michonne Special 1 $2.99 Image 10703
53 189 Mara 3 $2.99 Image 10570
54 190 Star Trek 19 $3.99 IDW 10412
55 191 Doctor Who Vol. 3 7 $3.99 IDW 10307
56 193 Transformers More Than Meets Eye 14 $3.99 IDW 9942
57 194 Garth Ennis Red Team 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 9941
58 195 Rocketeer Hollywood Horror 2 $3.99 IDW 9907
59 196 Simpsons Comics 200 $4.99 Bongo 9820
60 197 Massive 10 $3.50 Dark Horse 9795
61 198 Transformers More Than Meets Eye 15 $3.99 IDW 9768
62 199 Transformers Robots In Disguise 15 $3.99 IDW 9707
63 200 Transformers Regeneration One 89 $3.99 IDW 9623
64 201 Legend of Luther Strode 4 $3.50 Image 9402
65 202 Transformers Spotlight Bumblebee One Shot 1 $3.99 IDW 9098
66 203 Ghostbusters 2 $3.99 IDW 8910
67 204 Game of Thrones 13 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8792
68 205 Bravest Warriors 6 $3.99 Boom 8550
69 206 Sonic The Hedgehog 246 $2.99 Archie 8511
70 207 Crossed Badlands 26 $3.99 Avatar 8326
71 208 Fairy Quest 2 $3.99 Boom 8316
72 209 Morning Glories 25 $3.99 Image 8296
73 211 Mind The Gap 8 $2.99 Image 8245
74 212 Transformers Fall of Cybertron 1 $7.99 IDW 8092
75 213 Clone 5 $2.99 Image 8076
76 214 Dejah Thoris & Green Men of Mars 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7917
77 215 Witchblade 164 $2.99 Image 7670
78 217 Rachel Rising 15 $3.99 Abstract 7612
79 218 Vampirella Strikes 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7461
80 219 G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 188 $3.99 IDW 7393
81 220 Sonic Universe 50 $3.99 Archie 7359
82 223 Hack Slash 25 $3.50 Image 7159
83 224 Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth 3 $2.99 Image 7140
84 226 Spongebob Comics 18 $2.99 United Plankton 7005
85 227 Kiss 8 $3.99 IDW 6948
86 228 Ghost 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 6899
87 229 Planetoid 5 $2.99 Image 6835
88 231 Tarot Witch of The Black Rose 79 $2.95 Broadsword 6784
89 233 Great Pacific 5 $2.99 Image 6709
90 234 Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris 23 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6697
91 235 Vampirella 27 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6563
92 236 Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland 9 $2.99 Zenescope 6563
93 238 Futurama Comics 66 $2.99 Bongo 6295
94 239 Grimm Fairy Tales Grimm Fairy Tales 83 $2.99 Zenescope 6221
95 240 Five Weapons 2 $3.50 Image 6196
96 241 47 Ronin 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 6142
97 242 Drew Hayes Poison Elves 1 $2.99 Ape 6052
98 243 Savage Skullkickers 1 $3.50 Image 6007
99 244 Tmnt Color Classics Micro Series Donatello 1 $3.99 IDW 6000
100 245 Deathmatch 4 $3.99 Boom 5978
101 246 Doctor Who Classics 1 $3.99 IDW 5954
102 248 Mind Mgmt 9 $3.99 Dark Horse 5803
103 249 True Blood 10 $3.99 IDW 5758
104 250 Grimm Fairy Tales Madness of Wonderland 2 $3.99 Zenescope 5751
105 251 Mars Attacks 8 $3.99 IDW 5727
106 253 Peanuts Vol. 2 7 $3.99 Boom 5513
107 254 Witch Doctor Malpractice 5 $2.99 Image 5481
108 255 Kevin Smith Bionic Man 17 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5457
109 256 Fashion Beast 7 $3.99 Avatar 5435
110 257 Son of Merlin 2 $2.99 Image 5362
111 258 Mega Man 23 $2.99 Archie 5339
112 260 Legend of the Shadowclan 2 $3.99 Aspen 5287
113 261 Comeback 5 $3.50 Image 5245
114 262 Bart Simpson Comics 81 $2.99 Bongo 5235
115 265 Grimm Fairy Tales Grimm Universe 4 $3.99 Zenescope 5184
116 266 Dia De Los Muertos 2 $4.99 Image 5122
117 268 Colder 5 $3.99 Dark Horse 5097
118 269 Artifacts 26 $3.99 Image 5096
119 270 Bionic Man 18 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5059
120 272 Dark Horse Presents 22 $7.99 Dark Horse 4966
121 275 Jennifer Blood 24 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4879
122 276 Darkness 111 $2.99 Image 4870
123 277 Queen Sonja 34 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4807
124 278 Damsels 6 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4799
125 279 Hellraiser Dark Watch 2 $3.99 Boom 4774
126 281 Bionic Man Vs Bionic Woman 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4743
127 282 Sherlock Holmes Liverpool Demon 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4682
128 284 Ferals 13 $3.99 Avatar 4653
129 286 The Spider 10 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4505
130 287 Archie 641 $2.99 Archie 4466
131 288 Flash Gordon Zeitgeist 10 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4457
132 289 Savage Dragon 185 $3.99 Image 4457
133 293 Bionic Man Annual 1 $4.99 Dynamic Forces 4313
134 295 Blackacre 4 $2.99 Image 4254
135 296 All Crime 1 $3.95 Art of Fiction 4204
136 297 High Ways 3 $3.99 IDW 4137
137 298 Emily & The Strangers 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 4102
138 299 Night of the Living Dead Aftermath 5 $3.99 Avatar 4083
139 300 Jim Butchers Dresden Files Ghoul Goblin 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4077
140 308 Sixth Gun Sons of the Gun 2 $3.99 Oni 3942
141 310 Soulfire Vol. 4 4 $3.99 Aspen 3886
142 321 Executive Assistant Iris Vol. 3 3 $3.99 Aspen 3605
143 331 Executive Assistant Assassins 9 $3.99 Aspen 3487
144 335 Mylo Xyloto 2 $3.99 Bongo 3302
145 336 Fly Vol. II 5 $3.99 Zenescope 3282
146 345 Legend of Oz The Wicked West 5 $3.50 Big Dog 3140
147 355 Grimm Fairy Tales St Patricks Day Spec 1 $5.99 Zenescope 2903
148 369 Life With Archie 28 $3.99 Archie 2393
149 371 Grimm Fairy Tales St Patricks Day 1 $5.99 Zenescope 2326
150 376 Zombies Vs Cheerleaders Vol. 2 1 $3.99 3 Finger 2186
151 384 Sixth Gun Sons of the Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 2053
152 389 Best of Zenescope Special Ed 1 $6.99 Zenescope 1987
153 395 Lookouts Riddle Vol. 1 4 $3.99 Cryptozoic 1844
154 397 Gold Digger 148 $3.99 Antarctic 1803
155 400 Cavewoman Oasis 1 $3.75 Basement 1683
156 406 Gearhearts Steampunk Glamor Revue 6 $3.99 Antarctic 1464
157 410 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 211 $3.99 Archie 1413
158 411 Finding Gossamyr 4 $3.99 Thirdworld 1364
159 413 Archie Double Digest 238 $5.99 Archie 1349
160 415 Knights of The Dinner Table 196 $5.99 Kenzer 1328
161 417 B & V Friends Double Digest 232 $3.99 Archie 1318
162 418 Archie & Friends Double Digest 25 $3.99 Archie 1306
163 429 World of Archie Double Digest 27 $3.99 Archie 1178
164 431 Critter 9 $3.50 Big Dog 1164
165 433 Last Zombie Before The After 5 $3.99 Antarctic 1161

 

FEBRUARY 2013 best selling comics chart.

Lets erase the 73 DC and 77 Marvel titles and see what the “other” best selling comics were!

Only 11 comics ranked in the Top 100 and these are the 11 high profile comics of the month that truly had a buzz.

The Walking Dead held the top 2 best selling comics of the month.   Saga and Star Wars both kept their usual high rankings.  My Little Pony ranked 2 issues as well in the top 10.  Shadowclan ranked really high due to having a $1.00 cover price.  Image’s extremely popular mini-series Happy ended in the top 10.  Hellboy In Hell continued to rank very high as did Buffy both from Dark Horse.   The cartoon series Adventure Time continued to be the best selling title for Boom Comics.

11 comics made the top 100 but a huge 67 made the top 200.

FEBRUARY 2013 best selling comics chart
1 19 Walking Dead 107 $2.99 Image 63575
2 34 Walking Dead The Governor Special $2.99 Image 51355
3 36 Saga 10 $2.99 Image 48388
4 40 Star Wars 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 46063
5 45 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 3 $3.99 IDW 43579
6 62 My Little Pony Twilight Sparkle 1 $3.99 IDW 34435
7 64 Legend of the Shadowclan 1 $1.00 Aspen 33246
8 83 Happy 4 $2.99 Image 26641
9 89 Hellboy In Hell 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 23845
10 94 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall 18 $2.99 Dark Horse 22530
11 95 Adventure Time 13 $3.99 Boom 22474
12 106 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 2 $3.99 Boom 20810
13 108 Shadow Year One 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 19310
14 113 Fatale 12 $3.50 Image 17999
15 116 G.I. Joe 1 $3.99 IDW 17553
16 117 Star Wars 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 17441
17 119 Manhattan Projects 9 $3.50 Image 17229
18 123 Garth Ennis Red Team 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 16724
19 124 Revival 7 $2.99 Image 16639
20 127 Spawn 228 $2.99 Image 16343
21 129 TMNT Ongoing 18 $3.99 IDW 16172
22 131 TMNT Ongoing 19 $3.99 IDW 16125
23 134 Buffy The Vampire Slayer Willow Wonderland 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 15236
24 135 Thief of Thieves 12 $2.99 Image 14974
25 137 Masks 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 14744
26 138 Harbinger 0 $3.99 Valiant 14699
27 141 Star Trek Countdown To Darkness 2 $3.99 IDW 14492
28 142 Ghostbusters 1 $3.99 IDW 14442
29 143 Angel & Faith 19 $2.99 Dark Horse 14412
30 144 Star Wars Dark Times Fire Carrier 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 14308
31 146 Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi Prisoner of Bogan 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 14145
32 147 Bedlam 4 $3.50 Image 13912
33 152 X-O Manowar 10 $3.99 Valiant 13504
34 153 Snapshot 1 $2.99 Image 13337
35 156 Conan The Barbarian 13 $3.50 Dark Horse 13000
36 157 TMNT Secret Foot Clan 3 $3.99 IDW 12868
37 159 Doctor Who Prisoners of Time 2 $3.99 IDW 12730
38 163 Son of Merlin 1 $1.00 Image 12575
39 164 Shadowman 4 $3.99 Valiant 12531
40 166 Rocketeer Hollywood Horror 1 $3.99 IDW 12488
41 170 Harbinger 9 $3.99 Valiant 12222
42 174 Bloodshot 8 $3.99 Valiant 11557
43 175 Judge Dredd 4 $3.99 IDW 11512
44 176 Archer & Armstrong 7 $3.99 Valiant 11494
45 177 Star Wars Agent of the Empire Hard Targets 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 11103
46 179 Fairy Quest 1 $3.99 Boom 10728
47 180 Americas Got Powers 5 $2.99 Image 10660
48 181 Doctor Who Vol. 3 6 $3.99 IDW 10579
49 182 Transformers Spotlight Megatron One Shot $3.99 IDW 10356
50 183 Star Trek Ongoing 17 $3.99 IDW 10321
51 184 Doctor Who Vol. 3 5 $3.99 IDW 10271
52 185 BPRD Hell On Earth 104 $3.50 Dark Horse 10269
53 186 Star Trek Ongoing 18 $3.99 IDW 10210
54 187 BPRD 1948 5 $3.50 Dark Horse 10172
55 188 Locke & Key Omega 3 $3.99 IDW 10130
56 189 Magic The Gathering Path of Vengeance 3 $4.99 IDW 10093
57 190 Transformers More Than Meets Eye 13 $3.99 IDW 10051
58 191 Massive 9 $3.50 Dark Horse 9936
59 192 Transformers Robots In Disguise 14 $3.99 IDW 9874
60 193 Transformers Regeneration One 88 $3.99 IDW 9782
61 194 Star Trek Next Generation Hive 4 $3.99 IDW 9777
62 195 Legend of Luther Strode 3 $3.50 Image 9416
63 196 My Little Pony 1 & 2 Hot Topic Pack $3.99 IDW 8988
64 197 Dejah Thoris & Green Men of Mars 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8932
65 198 Warlord of Mars 23 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8768
66 199 Bravest Warriors 5 $3.99 Boom 8652
67 200 Clone 4 $2.99 Image 8589
68 201 Sonic The Hedgehog 245 $2.99 Archie 8490
69 202 Morning Glories 24 $3.99 Image 8364
70 204 Great Pacific 4 $2.99 Image 8102
71 205 Baltimore Widow & The Tank One Shot $3.50 Dark Horse 8071
72 206 Vampirella Strikes 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7972
73 207 Transformers Prime Rage of the Dinobots 3 $3.99 IDW 7821
74 208 Five Weapons 1 $3.50 Image 7721
75 209 Crossed Annual 2013 1 $5.99 Avatar 7613
76 210 Transformers Prime Rage of the Dinobots 4 $3.99 IDW 7609
77 211 Crossed Badlands 23 $3.99 Avatar 7543
78 212 G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 187 $3.99 IDW 7489
79 214 Crossed Badlands 24 $3.99 Avatar 7279
80 215 Uncanny Skullkickers 1 $3.50 Image 7271
81 216 Pathfinder 5 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7159
82 218 Grimm Fairy Tales Jungle Book Last of the Species 1 $3.99 Zenescope 7090
83 219 Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris 22 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7059
84 220 Mouse Guard Black Axe 6 $3.50 Archaia 7052
85 221 Godzilla Ongoing 10 $3.99 IDW 6992
86 222 Vampirella 26 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6946
87 225 Spongebob Comics 17 $2.99 United Plankton 6923
88 226 Robyn Hood 5 $4.99 Zenescope 6901
89 228 Black Beetle 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 6747
90 229 Simpsons Comics 199 $2.99 Bongo 6720
91 230 Wonderland 8 $2.99 Zenescope 6707
92 231 Sonic Universe 49 $2.99 Archie 6682
93 232 Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow 21 $3.99 IDW 6659
94 233 Saga 8 $2.99 Image 6641
95 234 Evil Ernie 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6578
96 235 Deathmatch 3 $3.99 Boom 6490
97 236 Grimm Fairy Tales 82 $2.99 Zenescope 6483
98 237 Professor Frink Fantastic Science Fictions 1 $3.99 Bongo 6395
99 238 Red Sonja Unchained 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6275
100 239 Dia De Los Muertos 1 $4.99 Image 6179
101 240 Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth 2 $2.99 Image 6177
102 241 Grimm Fairy Tales Madness of Wonderland 1 $3.99 Zenescope 6150
103 242 Multiple Warheads Alphabet To Infinity 4 $2.99 Image 6107
104 244 True Blood Ongoing 9 $3.99 IDW 6062
105 245 Grimm Fairy Tales Valentines Day Special 2013 $5.99 Zenescope 6036
106 246 Mars Attacks 7 $3.99 IDW 5943
107 248 Kevin Smith Bionic Man 16 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5793
108 249 Peanuts Vol. 2 6 $3.99 Boom 5752
109 250 Crow Skinning The Wolves 3 $3.99 IDW 5737
110 251 Hack Slash 24 $3.50 Image 5665
111 252 Dark Horse Presents 21 $7.99 Dark Horse 5647
112 253 Borderlands Origins 4 $3.99 IDW 5581
113 255 Witch Doctor Malpractice 4 $2.99 Image 5552
114 256 Red Sonja 73 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5546
115 257 Artifacts 25 $3.99 Image 5545
116 258 Hellraiser Dark Watch 1 $3.99 Boom 5528
117 259 Prophet 34 $3.99 Image 5429
118 260 Bionic Man Vs Bionic Woman 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5390
119 261 Mega Man 22 $2.99 Archie 5373
120 262 Creepy Comics 11 $4.99 Dark Horse 5342
121 263 Garth Ennis Jennifer Blood 22 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5331
122 264 Jericho Season 4 2 $3.99 IDW 5331
123 265 Fashion Beast 6 $3.99 Avatar 5328
124 266 Comeback 4 $3.50 Image 5311
125 267 Mind Mgmt 8 $3.99 Dark Horse 5268
126 268 Bart Simpson Comics 80 $2.99 Bongo 5235
127 270 Jennifer Blood 23 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5126
128 272 Colder 4 $3.99 Dark Horse 5079
129 273 Prophecy 7 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5035
130 274 Grimm Fairy Tales Myths & Legends 25 $5.99 Zenescope 4989
131 275 TMNT Color Classics 9 $3.99 IDW 4984
132 277 Carbon Grey Vol. 2 3 $3.99 Image 4919
133 278 The Lone Ranger 13 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4910
134 279 Guarding The Globe 6 $2.99 Image 4831
135 280 Kill Shakespeare Tide of Blood 1 $3.99 IDW 4820
136 281 The Spider 9 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4760
137 282 Sherlock Holmes Liverpool Demon 2 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4756
138 284 Blackacre 3 $2.99 Image 4737
139 286 Mylo Xyloto 1 $3.99 Bongo 4723
140 287 Lord of the Jungle 13 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4700
141 290 Popeye 10 $3.99 IDW 4621
142 291 Grimm Universe 3 $3.99 Zenescope 4593
143 292 Peter Panzerfaust 9 $3.50 Image 4456
144 293 I Love Trouble 3 $2.99 Image 4384
145 294 Garth Ennis Battlefields 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4281
146 295 Night of the Living Dead Aftermath 4 $3.99 Avatar 4265
147 296 68 Scars 4 $3.99 Image 4260
148 297 Strain 11 $3.50 Dark Horse 4227
149 299 High Ways 2 $3.99 IDW 4204
150 300 Godstorm 4 $2.99 Zenescope 4110
151 308 Rachel Rising 14 $3.99 Abstract 3992
152 322 Executive Assistant Assassins 8 $3.99 Aspen 3664
153 329 Sixth Gun Sons of the Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 3526
154 336 Legend of Oz The Wicked West Ongoing 4 $3.50 Big Dog 3276
155 338 Sixth Gun 29 $3.99 Oni 3097
156 339 Charismagic Death Princess 2 $3.99 Aspen 3096
157 345 Knights of the Dinner Table 195 $5.99 Kenzer 2980
158 352 Betty & Veronica 264 $2.99 Archie 2833
159 357 New Crusaders Rise of the Heroes 6 $2.99 Archie 2685
160 366 Kevin Keller 7 $2.99 Archie 2551
161 367 Courtney Crumrin Ongoing 10 $3.99 Oni 2550
162 368 Life With Archie 27 $3.99 Archie 2437
163 375 Stuff of Legend Toy Collector 3 $3.99 Thirdworld 2283
164 376 Sonic Super Digest 2 $3.99 Archie 2243
165 387 Sonic Super Special Magazine 6 $9.99 Archie 1847
166 389 Gold Digger 147 $3.99 Antarctic 1818
167 399 Joan of Arc From The Ashes 3 $3.50 Big Dog 1598
168 404 NFL Rush Zone Season of the Guardians 1 $3.99 Action Lab 1459
169 405 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 210 $3.99 Archie 1430
170 417 Last Zombie Before The After 3 $3.99 Antarctic 1284
171 418 Last Zombie Before The After 4 $3.99 Antarctic 1277
172 422 Critter 8 $3.50 Big Dog 1248
173 424 Archie & Friends Double Digest 24 $3.99 Archie 1230
174 432 World of Archie Double Digest 26 $3.99 Archie 1150
175 437 Jugheads Double Digest 189 $3.99 Archie 1074

 

JANUARY 2013 best selling comics chart.

Lets erase the 84 DC and 85 Marvel titles and see what the “other” best selling comics were!

January was a rough month for all the indie publishers with only 6 comics ranked in the Top 100 and these are the 6 high profile comics of the month that truly had a buzz.

The Walking Dead held #1 as usual.  Saga in 2nd place also as usual.   Invincible celebrated a #100 anniversary which boosted sales dramatically.  Star Wars #1 from Dark Horse had a strong debut but due to extra media publicity sold out instantly and went up in value hitting $40.00 in the first week.   Buffy from Dark Horse and Adventure Time from Boom continued to rank high month to month.

6 comics made the top 100 but a decent 53 made the top 200.

JANUARY 2013
1 19 Walking Dead 106 $2.99 Image 70526
2 38 Saga 9 $2.99 Image 45629
3 52 Invincible 100 $3.99 Image 39863
4 53 Star Wars 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 39663
5 88 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall 17 $2.99 Dark Horse 23219
6 97 Adventure Time 12 $3.99 Boom 20407
7 108 TMNT Secret Foot Clan 1 $3.99 IDW 18315
8 114 Revival 6 $2.99 Image 17396
9 115 Spawn 227 $2.99 Image 17172
10 117 Spawn 226 $2.99 Image 16814
11 119 X-O Manowar 9 $3.99 Valiant 16599
12 128 Star Trek Countdown To Darkness 1 $3.99 IDW 15753
13 130 Masks 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 15396
14 135 Angel & Faith 18 $2.99 Dark Horse 14609
15 137 Bedlam 3 $3.50 Image 14251
16 144 Buffy The Vampire Slayer Spike 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 13385
17 145 Shadowman 3 $3.99 Valiant 13327
18 146 Conan The Barbarian 12 $3.50 Dark Horse 13254
19 147 TMNT Secret Foot Clan 2 $3.99 IDW 13180
20 151 Harbinger 8 $3.99 Valiant 12824
21 153 Doctor Who Prisoners of Time 1 $3.99 IDW 12752
22 154 Chew 31 $2.99 Image 12687
23 155 Archer & Armstrong 6 $3.99 Valiant 12642
24 158 Judge Dredd 3 $3.99 IDW 12151
25 159 Shadow 9 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 12010
26 161 Bloodshot 7 $3.99 Valiant 11918
27 163 Mara 2 $2.99 Image 11397
28 165 Star Wars Agent of the Empire Hard Targets 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 11222
29 166 Magic The Gathering Path of Vengeance 2 $4.99 IDW 11002
30 167 Adventure Time 11 $3.99 Boom 10980
31 168 Doctor Who Vol. 3 4 $3.99 IDW 10865
32 170 Clone 3 $2.99 Image 10525
33 171 BPRD Hell On Earth 103 $3.50 Dark Horse 10437
34 172 BPRD 1948 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 10305
35 174 Massive 8 $3.50 Dark Horse 10206
36 175 Legend of Luther Strode 2 $3.50 Image 10128
37 177 Transformers Robots In Disguise Ongoing 13 $3.99 IDW 9935
38 178 Transformers Regeneration One 87 $3.99 IDW 9861
39 179 Mars Attacks Transformers $3.99 IDW 9805
40 180 Bravest Warriors 4 $3.99 Boom 9451
41 181 Game of Thrones 12 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 9359
42 183 Image Firsts Walking Dead 1 $1.00 Image 9327
43 184 Deathmatch 2 Main Cvrs $3.99 Boom 9315
44 185 Mars Attacks Kiss $3.99 IDW 8946
45 186 Mind The Gap 7 $2.99 Image 8784
46 187 Sonic The Hedgehog 244 $2.99 Archie 8716
47 188 Mars Attacks Real Ghostbusters $3.99 IDW 8695
48 189 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 1 $3.99 IDW 8605
49 192 Transformers Spotlight Thundercracker 1 $3.99 IDW 8327
50 195 Ghost 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 7981
51 197 Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth 1 $2.99 Image 7879
52 199 Crossed Badlands 21 $3.99 Avatar 7794
53 200 Witchblade 163 $2.99 Image 7655
54 201 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 1 $3.99 Boom 7644
55 202 Godzilla Ongoing 8 $3.99 IDW 7623
56 203 Crossed Badlands 22 $3.99 Avatar 7589
57 204 G.I. Joe A Real American Hero 186 $3.99 IDW 7544
58 205 Kiss 7 $3.99 IDW 7539
59 206 Pathfinder 4 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 7502
60 207 Non Humans 2 $2.99 Image 7489
61 208 G.I. Joe Vol. 2 Ongoing 21 $3.99 IDW 7445
62 209 Nowhere Men 3 $2.99 Image 7421
63 211 Godzilla Ongoing 9 $3.99 IDW 7194
64 215 Mars Attacks Zombies Vs Robots $3.99 IDW 7024
65 216 Spongebob Comics 16 $2.99 United Plankton 7023
66 217 Warlord of Mars Dejah Thoris 21 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6998
67 218 Black Beetle 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 6993
68 220 Black Kiss II 6 $2.99 Image 6921
69 221 Sonic Universe 48 $2.99 Archie 6791
70 222 Wonderland 7 $2.99 Zenescope 6779
71 223 Tarot Witch of the Black Rose 78 $2.95 Broadsword 6777
72 224 Bionic Man Vs Bionic Woman 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6753
73 225 Simpsons Comics 198 $2.99 Bongo 6593
74 226 Lady Death 25 $3.99 Avatar 6498
75 227 High Ways 1 $3.99 IDW 6453
76 228 Cobra Ongoing 21 $3.99 IDW 6375
77 230 Saga 7 $2.99 Image 6296
78 232 True Blood Ongoing 8 $3.99 IDW 6251
79 233 Mega Man 21 $2.99 Archie 6220
80 235 Eerie Comics 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 6184
81 236 Grimm Fairy Tales 81 $2.99 Zenescope 6150
82 237 Kevin Smith Bionic Man 15 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6115
83 238 Crow Skinning The Wolves 2 $3.99 IDW 6108
84 239 Futurama Comics 65 $2.99 Bongo 6091
85 240 Fashion Beast 5 $3.99 Avatar 6081
86 242 End Times of Bram & Ben 1 $2.99 Image 6009
87 243 Repossessed 1 $2.99 Image 5952
88 244 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics 7 $3.99 IDW 5944
89 245 Peanuts Vol. 2 5 $3.99 Boom 5942
90 247 Hack Slash 23 $3.50 Image 5881
91 248 Hack Slash 22 $3.50 Image 5861
92 249 Witch Doctor Malpractice 3 $2.99 Image 5776
93 250 Infinite Vacation 5 $5.99 Image 5587
94 251 Comeback 3 $3.50 Image 5586
95 252 Prophet 33 $3.99 Image 5574
96 253 Borderlands Origins 3 $3.99 IDW 5572
97 254 Artifacts 24 $3.99 Image 5478
98 255 Garth Ennis Jennifer Blood 21 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5459
99 256 Emily & The Strangers 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 5409
100 258 Prophecy 6 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5237
101 259 Guarding The Globe 5 $2.99 Image 5225
102 260 Damsels 5 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5221
103 261 Bart Simpson Comics 79 $2.99 Bongo 5199
104 262 Grimm Fairy TalesSleepy Hollow 4 $2.99 Zenescope 5188
105 263 The Spider 8 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5170
106 265 Lord of the Jungle 11 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5141
107 267 Invincible 100 Chromium $9.99 Image 5122
108 272 The Lone Ranger 12 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5059
109 273 Lord of the Jungle 12 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5016
110 274 Hollows 2 $3.99 IDW 4988
111 277 Dark Horse Presents 20 $7.99 Dark Horse 4949
112 278 Popeye 9 $3.99 IDW 4875
113 279 Darkness 110 $2.99 Image 4869
114 280 Deathmatch 1 $1.00 Boom 4814
115 281 Ferals 12 $3.99 Avatar 4775
116 282 Mind Mgmt 7 $3.99 Dark Horse 4766
117 283 Green Hornet 33 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4755
118 285 Flash Gordon Zeitgeist 9 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4695
119 287 Change 2 $2.99 Image 4604
120 288 Jennifer Blood First Blood 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4583
121 289 Answer 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 4572
122 290 Caligula Heart of Rome 2 $3.99 Avatar 4529
123 291 Hellraiser Road Below 4 $3.99 Boom 4521
124 292 Army of Darkness Ongoing 8 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4498
125 293 Steed And Mrs Peel 4 $3.99 Boom 4491
126 294 Bionic Woman 7 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4393
127 295 Savage Dragon 184 $3.99 Image 4366
128 296 Army of Darkness Ongoing 9 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4361
129 298 Strain 10 $3.50 Dark Horse 4319
130 299 Hell Yeah 6 $3.50 Image 4263
131 300 Garth Ennis Battlefields 3 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 4257
132 301 Stumptown V2 5 $3.99 Oni 4254
133 309 Grimm Fairy TalesAnimated Series $3.99 Zenescope 4064
134 316 Executive Assistant Assassins 7 $3.99 Aspen 3810
135 317 Rachel Rising 14 $3.99 Abstract 3755
136 320 Executive Assistant Iris Vol. 3 2 $3.99 Aspen 3686
137 326 Fly Vol. II 4 $2.99 Zenescope 3523
138 333 Archie 640 $2.99 Archie 3353
139 336 Strawberry Shortcake Vol. 2 2 $3.99 Ape 3330
140 345 Legend of Oz The Wicked West Ongoing 3 $3.50 Big Dog 3156
141 353 Homecoming 3 $3.99 Aspen 3052
142 355 Knights of the Dinner Table 194 $5.99 Kenzer 2994
143 357 Simpsons Illustrated 5 $3.99 Bongo 2926
144 358 Sixth Gun 28 $3.99 Oni 2901
145 361 New Crusaders Rise of the Heroes 5 $2.99 Archie 2838
146 372 Crawling Sky 1 $3.99 Antarctic 2627
147 373 Life With Archie 26 $3.99 Archie 2580
148 374 Courtney Crumrin Ongoing 9 $3.99 Oni 2566
149 381 Kolchak & Honey West $3.99 Moonstone 2265
150 390 Plume 1 $3.99 Devil’s Due 1844
151 391 Gold Digger 146 $3.99 Antarctic 1837
152 393 Finding Gossamyr 3 $3.99 Thirdworld 1691
153 400 Cavewoman Gangster 3 $3.75 Basement 1540
154 402 Faust Love of Damned Act 15 $5.95 Rebel 1513
155 409 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 209 $3.99 Archie 1426
156 412 Ursa Minor 4 $3.50 Big Dog 1398
157 416 Archie Double Digest 237 $3.99 Archie 1308
158 421 Archie & Friends Double Digest 23 $3.99 Archie 1262
159 422 Gold Digger Holidays Special 2 $3.50 Antarctic 1253
160 423 B & V Friends Double Digest 231 $3.99 Archie 1247
161 428 World of Archie Double Digest 25 $3.99 Archie 1136
162 434 Jugheads Double Digest 188 $3.99 Archie 1058
163 440 Fubar Winter Special $2.99 Alterna 969
164 443 Richie Rich Gems 48 $3.99 Ape 947
165 452 Westward 3 $2.99 Tool 833

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com  for the initial Diamond sales figures data – see complete monthly Diamond sales chart and more stats at this site !

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics.   hoknes@hotmail.com

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for September 18 2013 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for September 18 2013 Release Week

Article by  Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com
Support new comics !
This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series beginning with a #1 issue.
Pictured are this weeks new comic series selling out the fastest !

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This weekly article shows how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.
This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!
Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !
Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !
Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores if even just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly!
So any comics on the list that still have copies left I guarantee are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled on September 12 2013 (6 days BEFORE release date)!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS

ASPEN COMICS
All New Executive Assistant Iris #1 (Cover A Pasquale Qualano), $1.00 – 1,549 COPIES LEFT
All New Executive Assistant Iris #1 (Cover B Pasquale Qualano), $1.00 — 44 COPIES LEFT

AVATAR PRESS

Crossed Special 2013 (Jacen Burrows Regular Cover), $5.99 – 63 COPIES LEFT
Crossed Special 2013 (Jacen Burrows Red Crossed Incentive Cover), AR – 7 COPIES LEFT
Crossed Special 2013 (Jacen Burrows Torture Cover), $5.99 – 18 COPIES LEFT
Crossed Special 2013 (Jacen Burrows Wraparound Cover), $5.99 – 18 COPIES LEFT

BOOM! STUDIOS

Regular Show #1 (Shoichi Uehara Calgary Comic And Entertainment Expo Variant Cover), $9.99 – 12 COPIES LEFT

DARK HORSE COMICS
Buzzkill #1 (Of 4), $3.99 – 263 COPIES LEFT
Kiss Me Satan #1 (Dave Johnson Regular Cover), $3.99 – 298 COPIES LEFT
Kiss Me Satan #1 (Juan Ferreyra Variant Cover), $3.99  – SOLD OUT

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Shadow Annual 2013 (Colton Worley Regular Cover), $4.99 – 61 COPIES LEFT

IDW PUBLISHING
Transformers Regeneration One #0 (Cover A Andrew Wildman), $3.99 – 6 COPIES LEFT COMBINED COVERS
Transformers Regeneration One #0 (Cover B Guido Guidi), $3.99 – 2ND PRINT ALREADY ANNOUNCED OF #0
Transformers Regeneration One #0 (Cover RI Geoff Senior), AR – SOLD OUT

IMAGE COMICS

Zero #1 (Cover A Michael Walsh & Tom Muller), $2.99 – 7 COPIES LEFT
Zero #1 (Cover B Becky Cloonan), $2.99 – 22 COPIES LEFT
Zero #1 (Cover C Chris Burnham), $2.99 – 24 COPIES LEFT

MARVEL COMICS

Infinity #1 (Of 6)(Jim Cheung 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $4.99 – SOLD OUT
X-Men #1 (Mark Brooks Variant Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $12.99 – SOLD OUT

http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/newreleases/next-week

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.
Looking for any comics on this list!  Contact us as we can order any comics for you on this list at www.HoknesComics.com
Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics. hoknes@hotmail.com

‘Lights Out’ Continues in GREEN LANTERN CORPS #24

Last week, DC Comics gave you your first look at “Lights Out” – this October’s epic crossover event that will change the Green Lantern universe forever.

“It’s not that he is just a bad person who wants to kill and destroy. He has a true purpose that he’s working for, and that purpose just happens to put him at odds with the Green Lanterns,”GREEN LANTERN CORPS writer Van Jensen recently said about the villainous mastermind, Relic.

As for the impact of “Lights Out”?It’s a crossover that’s “a completely redefining story,” Jensen continued. “It totally changes the paradigm of what the Green Lanterns are all about.”

Attached for inclusion in your coverage, please find a series of Bernard Chang’s interior art for GREEN LANTERN CORPS #24, the second chapter of “Lights Out,” which lands in stores onOctober 9. For more information, please visit DC Comics’ official press blog.

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MYTHOPOLIS #1 – Ardden Entertainment – In Stores Today – Interview with Richard Emms

MYTHOPOLIS first issue in stores today September 11th
Top notch artwork and a very small print run!
4 different regular covers.  The limited edition variant covers already came out 6 months ago!
 
This week Terry Hoknes at www.HoknesComics.com spoke with Richard Emms at Ardden Entertainment
Rich explains the comic and some background into the company.
 
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Mythopolis starts off with, what most can relate to, a economical slump in a huge city that is getting worse each day.

A politician, a real double-dealer and womaniser (in fact you already hate him from the get go ) is about to turn the city’s “fortune” around with a deal done with a high-tech company owned by a Japanese business tycoon. Unfortunately for the Politician, this Japanese tycoon has created genetically modified creatures that will, on his command, destroy anything living in their path. While this underlying threat is going on, there are several people linked to each other including a stripper and a cop who will play an integral part of the story at it unfolds.

When did you come up with the series? Any characters or ideas appear anywhere previously?

A) It’s been an idea of mine for some time — going back to when I was EIC at Markosia. It stayed with me for those years until I thought the time was right to get something out there that wasn’t Zombies, Vampires and werewolves but had creatures and events that were, if we had such a thing happen to us, real and forced everyday people into a threatening situations for one end of the spectrum to the other.

Tell me a bit of your personal bio – previous work in comics? What/who is Ardden Entertainment?

A) My main job is running a comic book store which is quite well established in the UK. I gave up retail (2003-2005) to work in TV, Film and publishing and decided that, after a few years, I would move on.

Within a week or so of announcing that I would stop publishing comics I was offered the EIC job at Markosia. Some of the unfinished titles that we were about to publish I took over to Markosia to make sure that they got done. The closure of my first publishing venture wasn’t to do with money it was all down to getting no help or financial investment – which was promised at the very beginning. I did everything from designing and lettering all of the books to packing boxes. I just had enough. I even wrote a title that I had no love for only because the “promise” of it being made into a small budget movie was on the horizon. That horizon got further away every week.

Markosia was good fun, but I wanted to produce titles that would sell thousands not hundreds of copies and after my contract ran out I decided to go back to retail and opened another shop in my home town and have the publishing as a “hobby” unless I found something that could be taken as a serious comic book license.

Skip a year or so and I started to look around for a license that would really make an impact on the comic book market — and that was FLASH GORDON.

Brendan, my biz partner at Ardden, has been a great friend and very supportive for quite a few years, going back to when I was publishing with AP and Markosia. In fact one of the titles I took over to Markosia was Brendan’s really cool Scatterbrain which had serious TV interest and could still be an awesome TV series. Brendan is a great writer and when I told him that I almost had FLASH he was super excited. So, knowing Brendan’s extremely great writing talent, I asked him if he wanted to write FLASH… and that’s when ARDDEN was born. Flash Gordon sold an amazing 15,000 copies of issue #1 and we hit the ground running. It was the license I dreamed of doing and it was finally out there. Ardden had a three year deal with Flash and now we publish our own IP’s and some creator-owned books. Myth is the first ARDDEN IP – which has sold extremely well.

Is Mythopolis an ongoing series/mini ?

Mythopolis is a 6 issue mini series with the first issue being a pilot issue. We are working on issue #2 now and hope to have it out early next year and there’s a good reason for that delay as the artist – who is staying on board – has become a bit of a name recently with work for Top Cow and DC.

There are some limited edition print versions of #1 that have been out quite a while now. Were these sold in stores in the UK?

A) these were printed for the LSCC in the UK this past February — but we’ve seen some of these copies selling for some £50 ($75) each!

 

If your local comic shop is sold out today contact www.HoknesComics.com or hoknes at hotmail.com to order copies as this will sell out quickly !  Diamond Distributors is already sold out in advance of release date.

GENIE THE GENIUS #1 IN STORES TODAY Small Print – Interview with Darren Sanchez

GENIE THE GENIUS first issue in stores today September 11th
A great new small print comic aimed at younger readers.
Top notch art and great entertainment and educational story.
Buy this and share it with younger readers to interest them in comics !
A Genie, Dinosaurs and exciting adventures !
 
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Note there is a regular cover edition and a rarer variant edition signed by sports legend Boomer Esiason
This week Terry Hoknes at www.HoknesComics.com spoke with Darren Sanchez CEO / Publisher of After Hours Press, LLC.
 
Here Darren explains more details on the comic series.
 
This first issue is the first appearance of all the characters in the Genie the Genius, world. But you will see more of them after the mini-series is complete. We have some big plans for Genie. Ape Entertainment and After Hours Press will be collecting this mini-series into a trade paperback, available just before Christmas. And we may possibly even announce another comic mini-series early next year. GTG Productions is definitely looking at different ways for Genie the Genius to tell more fun stories and spread his educational message in comics, but possibly also in other formats, which are all still in the planning stages. Genie stories can pretty much take on any kid related subject matter. Boomer Esiason and the team at GTG Productions are looking at a multitude of possible avenues of expansion.
 
Boomer Esiason is one of the creators of Genie, and he has given us tons of support throughout the process of making these comics. His vision of Genie was as an educational character to help kids understand complex medical information. And we will eventually get there with Genie.
 
The variant cover edition of the first issue is a 1-5 ratio to the direct marker cover, being sold by Diamond. We thought it would be a good idea if we had those signed by Boomer, as an incentive for retailers to order more of the first issue. The intent was that they arrive at the stores on the same day however the variant cover shipped early last week.  The print run was limited to Diamond orders, plus a small percentage of overs, in anticipation of some re-order activity. If the issue sells out, we would certainly consider a second printing. But like I said, we will be collecting all the issues into a trade, for anyone who missed one or wants the complete set.
 
Genie the Genius is aimed at young readers. The same audience who would watch Phineus and Ferb, Kimpossible or Ben 10… anywhere from 6-10 I suppose.
But parents and older siblings have also responded positively, so maybe its better to simply call it an All-Ages comic.
 
Genie is special to me for a lot of reasons. It’s an opportunity to create a whole new world and a brand new children’s property with Boomer Esiason and Lee Becker and Matteo, as well as the team at Ape… Massimo, Fernando and Isaiah. But one of the most special things about it for me is that I am co-writing it with my 14 year old daughter, Emily. It’s been a blast showing her the process of writing a comic. She’s been a quick learner, helping to keep the dialogue witty and she helps me stay on deadline. She even created Andy’s little sister, also named Emily… and her Teddy, who are prominent characters in the book.
 
So far the response has been great… especially with kids. Some of them have sent in letters and even their own drawings of Genie. One young reader asked if he could be Genie for Halloween. Even the parents have responded positively with one favorably comparing it to, The Magic School Bus. They like the educational aspects of the story, and how Genie is so happy to spout information… even when he’s being chased by a dinosaur. The kids like that it’s just fun, which was the primary focus when I wrote it.
 
You can find more on Genie on our website, GenietheGenius.net
or our Facebook page or Twitter, @Genie the Genius,
and also at AfterHoursPress.net
 
If your local comic shop is sold out today contact www.HoknesComics.com or hoknes at hotmail.com to order copies as this will sell out quickly!
 

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 75 Years of Superman!

The Royal Canadian Mint will be commemorating 75 Years of Superman with the release of 7 various coins depicting the Man of Steel! These coins are absolutely spectacular. Be sure to visit the Royal Canadian Mint right HERE to see the entire Superman display.

Take a quick look below first. There you will find a gallery of each of the coins. Click on ANY of the RED descriptions and you will jump to the Royal Canadian Mint website to purchase your coin. Beautiful is not even a fair word to describe these. Well done by the Royal Canadian Mint.

1 oz $20 Fine Silver Coin – Man of Steel™ – Mintage: 10,000 (2013)

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1/2 oz $15 Fine Silver Coin – Modern Day Superman™ (2013)

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Lenticular Coin and Stamp Set – Superman™: Then and Now (2013)

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1 oz $20 Fine Silver Hologram Coin – Superman™ & Metropolis – Mintage: 10,000 (2013)

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1/4 oz $10 Fine Silver Coin – Vintage Superman™ (2013)

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$75 14-Kt. Gold Coin – Superman™: The Early Years – Mintage: 2,000 (2013)

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1 oz $20 Fine Silver Coin – Superman™’s S-shield – Mintage: 10,000 (2013)

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All-New Marvel NOW!

All-New Marvel NOW!

All-New_Invaders_1_CoverNew York. NY—September 9, 2013— The most popular characters. The most acclaimed creators. The most ambitious stories. This is the recharged All-New Marvel NOW!

This Winter, the Marvel Universe heads in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators like Brian Michael Bendis, Rick Remender, Dan Slott, Jason Aaron, Kieron Gillen & more, join the top Super Heroes– Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Spider-Man, Wolverine and other Marvel heroes– to deliver the best comics on the market with all-new ongoing series, AND must-read .NOW entry #1 issues for all readers!

It all starts in December with Avengers #24.NOW(=Avengers #1 in All-New Marvel NOW!), from the blockbuster creative team of Jonathan Hickman (Infinity, Avengers) and Esad Ribic (Thor: God Of Thunder, Uncanny X-Force), leading the Marvel Universe in a bold new direction by launching new series—often more than one—every week with unique mission statements, epic scales, and bigger conflicts than ever before.

All-New Marvel NOW! ushers in 2014 with bold new launches featuring the greatest characters, the greatest creators, and exciting storylines that provide clean entry-points to all ongoing series,” explained Axel Alonso, Editor In Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “With new voices joining our creative chorus, and new heroes stepping into the spotlight, the Marvel Universe is about to expand in every way possible.”

Avengers_24.NOW_CoverIn Avengers #24.NOW(=Avengers #1 in All-New Marvel NOW!), the Avengers must reassemble like never before after the devastating events of Infinity. As a rogue planet hurtles towards Earth, only the mightier-than-ever Avengers can prevent the annihilation of two worlds! Prepare for a sense-shattering tale that sets the stage for 2014’s boldest Avengers epics!

Then in January, All-New Marvel NOW! heads to the battlefront with All-New Invaders #1!From Eisner Award-Winning writer James Robinson (Starman, Earth 2) and red-hot artist Steve Pugh (Animal Man) comes a bold reimagining of your favorite Marvel Heroes. Brothers-in-arms Captain America, The Winter Soldier, Namor, and the Original Human Torch re-band for an all-new, all-different kind of war! But when the Kree Empire discovers a way to weaponize Norse Gods, can these timeless allies survive the deadly cosmic trenches? Find out as Marvel’s most enduring icons take to the stars in All-New Invaders #1!

But the start of the new year only gets bolder, as All New Marvel NOW! asks, “Are You Inhuman?” with Inhuman #1! Superstar creators Matt Fraction (Hawkeye, Invincible Iron Man) and Joe Maduiera (Avenging Spider-Man, Savage Wolverine) thrust the Inhumans into the spotlight as the newest power players in the entire Marvel Universe! Unfolding out of the cataclysmic events of Infinity, new Inhumans spring up around the globe forcing the once-secret society of Inhumans out into civilization! With Avengers-level powers and abilities, will they chose to stand with Earth’s Mightiest…or against them? As the chaos consumes the globe, discover the fate of King Black Bolt and his royal family as the world becomes Inhuman!
Inhuman_1_CoverEvery FIRST ISSUE bearing the All New Marvel NOW! branding includes a code for a free digital copy of that same comic on theMarvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices. But that’s not all! Select. NOW! titles will also come with a digital code for the entire firstcollection of that series ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Once again, the biggest creators bring you the biggest characters in the biggest stories…and it’s happening NOW!

For more onAll-New Marvel NOW!, please visit www.marvel.com and join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #AllNewMarvelNOW.

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

For comics anytime, anywhere check outcomicstore.marvel.com andwww.marvel.com/mobile


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InvestComics Hot Picks #286

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Welcome to the InvestComics Hot Picks for new comic releases on 9-11-13

(Disclaimer: all comic recommendations are from a speculative vantage point. Not all comics are to guarantee a return on your investment. This article is used as a guide for investments and more so for entertainment purposes. Any opinions or expression of investments should be used as a judgement upon the investor, not InvestComics. Please use your own discretion when investing and have fun.)

Last week InvestComics Hot Picks #285 covered the arrival of DC’s 3D comic cover onslaught. The 3D covers turned out to be a huge success for DC judging from the demand in the aftermarket as well as complete sell outs in every comic shop across the nation. One particular comic is commanding in the range of $199 to $300 in the aftermarket. The “winner” in last week’s 3D sweepstakes has to go to Forever Evil #1 – Ivan Reis’ retail variant. The ratio of this comic is driving the price up tremendously. How about 1 variant per comic shop? That’s a nice ratio isn’t it? Get this bad boy in a CGC graded case, a 9.8 or higher and double your cash instantly. Hurry though; the 3D madness will not last forever. Not saying that prices will plummet here, but these prices WILL level out and some speculators may get caught holding their purse. Do not overpay to get any of these books. Be a wise speculator, this isn’t the 1990’s anymore. Although it may feel that way at the moment, this will all die down and level off. That said you must look for the rare ratio 3D books in order to make some serious bank. If you are collecting all of the 3D covers, be sure to get two copies of each, although many retail outfits are limiting one per customer (even Midtown Comics in New York are limiting 1 per). So get your brother, friend, mom, dad, sister, whomever to buy a copy so that you have 2 in your stash. Why two copies you may ask? The reason is simple and any collector already knows; a nice reader/collector copy and one to put together in a mass sale of all 52 variants. What some speculators may not be aware of is some of the aftermarket prices for (pre-ordering) all 52 covers. They are fetching upwards to $390. Not too shabby. To reiterate, the 3D craze WILL NOT last forever, so if you are going to do a mass kill on selling all 52 3D books, you must do so in a small window. The market will in fact come down on these sooner than later. You will have quite a few that will break the outside mold and become a $300 book all onto itself like the Forever Evil # variant. THOSE are the ‘prizes’ here fans. THOSE are the ones to get your hands on. Not an easy task, but getting those will make your bank account very happy. Especially if you get them professionally graded by CGC and score a high grade.

NOTE: Be sure to check out Zap-Kapow’s awesome price guide via their app! Check out the Zap-Kapow app by clicking on their logo at the start of this article!

As this Wednesday approaches, DC Comics continues their trend with the 3D covers. InvestComics will follow the same trend too. As we did last week we will be breaking down each comic with the first appearance of the particular villain taking over the book. It’s so much fun to see where some of these villains came from and how much they have evolved and devolved over the course of time. Not every redo is a home run guys/gals. Sometimes things should stay the way they are. Don’t fix what ain’t broke.

DC Comics 3D Comics 9/11/13

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Teen Titans (2011 4th Series) #23.1 – Trigon looks really angry on this 3D cover doesn’t he? Hate to be on that Titans team looking at him. Trigon first appeared in The New Teen Titans #4 (1981), creators George Perez and Marv Wolfman at the helm here. This should already be in your collection.

Justice League (2011) #23.2 – Here’s another first appearance that any comic collector should already have in their stash. Another 80’s book; Omega Men #3 (1983) features the first look at Lobo.

Justice League of America (2013 3rd Series) #7.2 – An interesting choice going with a Killer Frost takeover. The frosty one first appeared in Firestorm #3 (1978).

Green Lantern (2011 4th Series) #23.2 – The wannabe (appearance wise – Thanos/Darkseid) Mongul takes over this comic. And another 1980’s comic; check out his debut in DC Comics Presents #27 (1980).

Flash (2011) #23.2 – Reverse-Flash will give Flash a very hard time in his comic book this month. The first Professor Zoom is in 1963’s Flash #139. Love that yellow suit!!

Earth 2 (2012 DC) #15.2 – Boy you talk about a fantastic makeover, this would be it. Solomon Grundy looks like a menace on the 3D cover here. Good job DC! Grundy first appeared all the way back in All-American Comics #61 (1944).

Detective Comics (2011 2nd Series) #23.2 – The enigmatic Harley Quinn brings her craziness to this comic. Check out the iconic comic (cover wise) Batman: Harley Quinn one shot from 1999 to get her debut.

Batman (2011 2nd Series) #23.2 – And speaking of iconic. The awesomeness of the Riddler appears this week as his hostile takeover will be fantastic probably. Look at that cover! Beautiful! His debut came in Batman #140 (1961). This is definitely a comic to have in your collection. If you do not own this comic, you need to buy it. The Riddler character will always be an uptick character. No losing here. None.

Batman The Dark Knight (2011 2nd Series) #23.2 – If one had to choose the best rouge gallery for one particular DC character; it would have to be Batman, right? Well maybe that’s up for debate on for another day, but Mr. Freeze dons the 3D cover this week and his debut is in Batman #121 (1959). Cover art by Curt Swan? Yes I will have one thank you!

Batman and Robin (2011 2nd Series) #23.2 – The very recent introduction and popular villains ‘Court of Owls’ will take over the Bats and Rob book. COO (abbreviation) were spoken about in the latest Batman #1 New 52 series, but it wasn’t until Batman #5 (New 52) they made their debut.

Aquaman (2011 5th Series) #23.1 – Speaking of rogue galleries, you want to talk about some of the weakest in all of the DC U? Yes Aquaman may be cool now, but boy do his villains need some serious makeovers! Black Manta is no exception here. Debuting in Aquaman #35 (1967).

Superman #23.2 – In actuality, Supes isn’t that far behind in weak villains either. Why do you think we always see Lex and Zod everywhere? Well Brainiac, like so many others have been through the ringer with the changing of his looks as well. If things work, no change is needed, if things do not, changes are always present. Case in point with a lot of these new looks for everyone over the years. But anyways, getting off track here, check out the Brains first appearance in Action Comics #242 (1958).

Action Comics (2011 2nd Series) #23.2 – Here we have one of the bad asses in the Superman gallery. Zod! General Zod made his debut in Adventure Comics #283 (1961). Another one of those “can’t lose” books. Although many changes over the years, Zod remains a force in the collectors market.

That’s it for the 3D madness, now onto the number one issue madness this week! But first let’s cover the double digit number one; Captain America (2012 7th Series) #11. In this issue the question is asked, who is Iron Nail? Pick this up and find out!

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In the new Mighty Avengers (2013) #1, the team will face off against Proxima Midnight. PM’s arrival was in the recent pages of New Avengers #8. Marvel will look to milk the “Infinity” drama for all it’s worth in Infinity Hunt (2013) #1. This issue will bring a new ‘Contest of Champions’ to the table. If you don’t know exactly what Contest of Champions is, well shame on you! Check out the original classic from 1982; Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions three issue limited series. Here is a quick creators list on this series; Gruenwald, Mantlo, Romita Jr., and Layton. Is there any reason anyone would not know about this comic??

And now we visit the slew of number one issues headed your way this Wednesday. How does anyone afford this hobby anymore?

Rapid fire: A few number one issues REALLY need to be on your radar this week. The aftermarket pricing will reflect the SOLD OUT sign on these if the story is well received. Mythopolis (2013 Ardden) #1 is SOLD OUT, Kings Watch (2013 Dynamite) #1 is SOLD OUT, Hit List (2013) Zenescope #1 might be a sleeper, but Zenescope comics never fare that well in the aftermarket, Locke and Key (2013 7th Series) Alpha #1 will be on the SOLD OUT list shortly, Genie The Genius (2013 Ape) #1 will follow that road, Low Society (2013) #0 may also be a sleeper; it’s on the verge of a sellout, the wildly popular television series will get its own book; Sons of Anarchy (2013 Boom) #1. Live television series’ do not always equate to demand on the comic book front. Actually it’s an extremely rare feat that success is found in the comic book market from a TV show. Eternal Warrior (2013 Valiant) #1 will join the Valiant list of successful sellouts, while Mars Attacks Judge Dredd (2013 IDW) #1 will cater to the Mars Attacks groupie’s.

Another busy week! Don’t forget about the latest InvestComics contest! –WIN a Superman Unchained: Director’s Cut #1 SIGNED by Scott Snyder From InvestComics!! – A big response so far, but you can win it if you’re not in it!

Be sure to sign up to the InvestComics Newsletter too. The recent contest was introduced to the fans via the Newsletter! More cool contest and news going there first.

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The FIRST EVER InvestComics Publications Comic Book; The Dawning #1 will be arriving soon! Stay tuned!!

Have a great day, invest wisely.

Jay Katz

 

Smallest print run DC and Marvel comics 2013

Smallest print run DC and Marvel comics for June and July 2013

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You can look at this from 2 points of view.

These are either the least popular titles published monthly by the “big 2”.

Or you can look it as an opportunity to hunt out the rarest new comics from the “big 2”.

3 DC comics have print runs under 10,000 – this is smaller print runs than even #1 issues from some of the small time publishers these days.      Arrow ties into a current TV show so sales are surprisingly very low.  Tom Strong #1 debuts with possibly the smallest print run of a DC #1 ever in history!!

RAREST DC COMICS OF JULY 2013

1 230 Unwritten 51 $2.99 DC 9143
2 226 Arrow 9 $3.99 DC 9334
3 224 Threshold 7 $3.99 DC 9361
4 207 Tom Strong And The Planet of Peril 1 $2.99 DC 10492
5 205 Ame Comi Girls 5 $3.99 DC 10672
6 198 Green Team Teen Trillionaires 3 $2.99 DC 11220
7 196 Katana 6 $2.99 DC 11346
8 195 Demon Knights 22 $2.99 DC 11364
9 193 Dial H 14 $2.99 DC 11421
10 190 Stormwatch 22 $2.99 DC 11792

Marvel’s bottom selling titles fair just a little better than DC.  Emerald City Of Oz #1 based on Wizard of Oz came in with a very small print run of only 13,000 for a new #1 based on a popular franchise.   Possibly more surprising is Wolverine had a new one-shot #1 issue with a print run of only 15,000 and only ranked as #155 best selling comic of July 2013.   More from popular characters Wolverine and Gambit rank surprisingly low.

RAREST MARVEL COMICS OF JULY 2013

1 203 Powers Bureau 6 $3.95 Marvel 10883
2 197 Marvels Thor Dark World Prelude 2 $2.99 Marvel 11286
3 182 Morbius Living Vampire 7 $2.99 Marvel 12485
4 181 Red She-Hulk 67 $2.99 Marvel 12560
5 175 Scarlet 7 $3.95 Marvel 13250
6 172 Emerald City of Oz 1 $3.99 Marvel 13701
7 155 Wolverine In Flesh 1 $3.99 Marvel 15257
8 152 Journey Into Mystery 654 $2.99 Marvel 15580
9 144 Wolverine Max 9 $3.99 Marvel 16931
10 143 Gambit 15 $2.99 Marvel 17291

Scooby Doo is consistently the lowest printed DC comic aimed at younger readers but based on a 4 decade TV and movie strong franchise.

RAREST DC COMICS OF JUNE 2013

1 285 Scooby Doo Where Are You 34 $2.99 DC 4881
2 200 Arrow 8 $3.99 DC 9671
3 192 Unwritten 50 $4.99 DC 10124
4 191 Threshold 6 $3.99 DC 10184
5 183 Django Unchained 5 $4.99 DC 10856
6 176 Ame Comi Girls 4 $3.99 DC 11229
7 174 Demon Knights 21 $2.99 DC 11627
8 172 Dial H 13 $2.99 DC 11905
9 170 Django Unchained 4 $4.99 DC 12119
10 167 Stormwatch 21 $2.99 DC 12277

Predictably Marvel’s lowest selling titles are titles aimed at younger readers.   Alpha Big Time is the lowest selling regular adult reader comic and the only Marvel with a print run under 10,000 for June 2013.

RAREST MARVEL COMICS OF JUNE 2013

1 288 Marvel Universe Avengers Earths Heroes 15 $2.99 Marvel 4744
2 276 Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man 15 $2.99 Marvel 5054
3 211 Marvel Backlist Reading Chronology 1 $1.99 Marvel 8837
4 207 Alpha Big Time 5 $2.99 Marvel 9278
5 179 Powers Bureau 5 $3.95 Marvel 11092
6 173 Dark Tower Gunslinger Evil Ground 2 $3.99 Marvel 11890
7 165 Fury Max 13 $3.99 Marvel 12426
8 163 Marvels Thor Dark World Prelude 1 $2.99 Marvel 12528
9 155 Red She-Hulk 66 $2.99 Marvel 13403
10 146 Morbius Living Vampire 6 $2.99 Marvel 14584

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.
Looking for any comics on this list!  Contact us as we can order any comics for you on this list at www.HoknesComics.com
Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics. hoknes@hotmail.com

THE WALKING DEAD #115 Covers Revealed

 THE WALKING DEAD #115 COVERS REVEALED
The 10th anniversary celebration and ALL OUT WAR kicks off as all 10 connecting covers by Charlie Adlard are revealed
For the past 2 weeks, the excitement leading up to the 10th anniversary of THE WALKING DEAD this October has been built up as we’ve revealed each of the 10 connecting covers to THE WALKING DEAD #115. Today, the final cover was revealed on the Image Comics website as well as The Walking Dead.com
With artwork by series artist Charlie Adlard, colored by Dave Stewart, each cover to THE WALKING DEAD #115 depicts a key moment from each year of the long running series, and connects to form one massive retrospective of THE WALKING DEAD.
THE WALKING DEAD #115 goes on sale on October 9, 2013 and is available for pre-order with local comic book retailers now!
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

Comic Broker Report – September 2013

It ‘s the end of the summer and safe to say that the market has cooled off.  This time of year is always tough as kids prepare to go back to school and parents buy pencils and paste rather than drop hundreds on 3D variants and other nonsense.  I would go on and on about the limited investment viability of such things but Ben Affleck was announced as the new Batman!  Fans are seething but I love it.  Affleck has remade himself as a director and shown that he is a humble, competent actor.  With Zack Snyder having met with Frank Miller and the obvious age difference between Superman and Batman is it possible that a DKR might get made?  I doubt it but we all can hope.

 

Iron Man/Hulk/Fury

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So in the past I have made my thoughts clear on Agent Coulson.  The new show starts soon and if it’s good I expect this fan favorite character’s limited comic appearances to increase in value. At this point both Battle Scars 1,6 and Iron Man: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2 are NOT his first appearance in comics.  This forgotten issue from 2009 now has that honor.

Transformers 4 ( First Dinobots)

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Transformers 4 is called Age of Extinction?  Looks like Grimlock and his buds might see a screen treatment.  As they are some of the more popular Autobots expect their first to get chewed up by speculators.

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Could Carnage ever make it into Sony’s Spidey plans?  There have been some rumors.  As we all know ASM 361 ( first and second print ) are key, but the first appearance of the man under the symbiotic alien was in this forgettable issue.

The Invincible Iron Man 10 ( all versions ) 11 & 11 second print

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The J.A.R.V.I.S. AI is one of the best parts of the Iron Man trilogy and now that we know Ultron is the Avenger 2 villain and that there are no plans to adapt his comic origin, it is quite a big guess as to what the metallic monster’s origin will be.  Some believe that J.A.R.V.I.S. will be central to the storyline.  If it’s true his first comic appearance is in issue 10 ( as Rescue ).  He then makes himself known to Pepper Potts when she wears the Rescue armor for the first time at the beginning of issue 11.  It’s a long shot but one never knows….

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Ever heard of Skyward?  Internet sales of issue one variants have breached the 100 dollar mark.  Even the regular covers have low print runs.  A kids comic this good is rare and worth the investment.   Action Labs previewed it in the 2013 NFL Rush Zone FCBD issue making it the first Football comic worth anything.

Ame Comi ( vol.1 Issues 2,3 )

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In the past few decades only a few characters have become so popular that they generate a frenzy amongst collectors.  Go to any convention and you will see that Deadpool and Harley Quinn often receive the most cosplay.  The characters people love to dress up as illustrates massive fan bases that cannot be ignored.  As a result, a heavily overprinted comic  like New Mutants 98 can sustain ungraded sales of 75 or more.

The Ame Comi version of Duela Dent is fast becoming a favorite amongst girls who cosplay.  DC would be smart to recognize this and integrate her into the mainstream DCU.  Instead we have been given the Joker’s Daughter who may or may not be Duela.  There are many versions of the character but the steampunk version from these comics is the most admired.

 

 

Please donate to creator Bill Mantlo…..

Growing up in the 80’s was the absolute best time of my life as a teenager. It was Bruce Springsteen, vibrant neon colors, baseball, and comic books. I always seemed to revert back to the comics for the peace of mind, the escape if you will. There were the usual suspects as far as creator’s go. Perez, Starlin, Byrne, Zeck, and Bill Mantlo. Mr. Mantlo brought some of the most riveting comic book writing to the genre back then for me. Comics like Contest of the Champions, Cloak and Dagger, Micronaunts, The Incredible Hulk, and one of my personal favorites of all time; ROM. He also was the co-creator of a character that will probably become the next biggest character to come out of the movies in a long time; Rocket Raccoon. Mr. Mantlo had his hand in many many more creations and comics than I could possibly list here.

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Mr. Mantlo suffered a debilitating brain injury when he was struck by a car while rollerblading in 1992. Bill’s caregiver Michael needs our help. Here’s the thing folks, I write this because I honestly feel a personal connection with Mr. Mantlo. He introduced worlds to me that I escaped to each time I read his stories. I am grateful to him for that. He needs our help now. The comic book community’s help, the fans, the creators, the collectors, it doesn’t matter.

Often times InvestComics speaks about the worth of a comic book, the value. This here is about quality and value as well. Bill Mantlo needs his quality of life. Thanks to a friend that pointed out an article to me that creator Greg Pak wrote on his blog about Bill Mantlo needing help, I can now help expand the awareness. Jump to the Greg Pak blog by clicking HERE to get more insight on this story, donate as well as Mr. Pak’s own words. Donating whatever you can would help tremendously.

Our thoughts are with you Mr. Mantlo.

Jay Katz

 

 

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for September 11 2013 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for September 11 2013 Release Week
Support new comics !
This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series beginning with a #1 issue.
Pictured are this weeks new comic series selling out the fastest !

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This weekly article will also take a close look at how popular the titles are and how close they are to selling out at Diamond.
This will give retailers and collectors a heads up with a reminder of books you want to make sure you get immediately!!
Sometimes books don’t sell out immediately so its worth taking a look back at series that came out in the past few months !
Comics can sell out very quickly so some titles on this list will be more valuable instantly the day of release !
Keep in mind that with 1500 comic stores if even just 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold instantly!
So any comics on the list that still have copies left I guarantee are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled on September 5 2013 (6 days BEFORE release date)!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS
AARDVARK VANAHEIM
Low Society (One Shot), $4.99 – 30 COPIES LEFT
ANTARCTIC PRESS
Victorian Secret 2013 Summer Catalog (One Shot), $3.99 – 77 COPIES LEFT
APE ENTERTAINMENT
Genie The Genius #1 (Of 3), $2.99 – 48 COPIES LEFT
ARDDEN ENTERTAINMENT
Mythopolis #1 (Cover A Marco Tunni), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Mythopolis #1 (Cover B Marco Tunni), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Mythopolis #1 (Cover C Carlos Zuniga), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Mythopolis #1 (Cover D Des Taylor), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
BOOM! STUDIOS
Adventure Time With Fionna And Cake #1 (Of 6)(Ken Haeser Signed & Remarked Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $20.10 – SOLD OUT
Regular Show #1 (K.C. Green Signed Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $10.00 – SOLD OUT
Sons Of Anarchy #1 (Of 6)(Cover A R.M. Guera), $3.99 – 92 COPIES LEFT
Sons Of Anarchy #1 (Of 6)(Cover B Mr Mayhem), AR – SOLD OUT
Sons Of Anarchy #1 (Of 6)(Cover C Photo), AR – SOLD OUT
DARK HORSE COMICS
Brain Boy #1 (Ariel Olivetti Regular Cover), $2.99 – 281 COPIES LEFT
Brain Boy #1 (Juan Doe Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT

DC COMICS

FBP Federal Bureau Of Physics #1 (Nathan Fox 2nd Printing Variant Cover)(was ‘Collider’), $2.99 -2,795 COPIES LEFT
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Kings Watch #1 (Of 5)(Marc Laming Regular Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Kings Watch #1 (Of 5)(Ramon Perez Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – 16 COPIES LEFT
Mark Waid’s The Green Hornet #1 (Paolo Rivera Green Variant Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $75.00 – SOLD OUT
Red Sonja Unchained #1 (Mel Rubi Red Variant Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $100.00 – SOLD OUT
Uncanny #1 (Dan Panosian Black & White Midtown Exclusive Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $19.99 – SOLD OUT
Vampirella Strikes #1 (Milo Manara Virgin Variant Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $100.00 – SOLD OUT
IDW PUBLISHING
Locke And Key Alpha #1 (Of 2)(Cover A Gabriel Rodriguez), $7.99 – 69 COPIES LEFT
Locke And Key Alpha #1 (Of 2)(Cover RI Shane Leonard Photo), AR – SOLD OUT
Mars Attacks Judge Dredd #1 (Of 4)(Cover A Greg Staples), $3.99 – 159 COPIES LEFT
Mars Attacks Judge Dredd #1 (Of 4)(Cover RI John McCrea), AR – SOLD OUT
Mars Attacks Judge Dredd #1 (Of 4)(Cover SUB Loston Wallace), $3.99 – 86 COPIES LEFT
MARVEL COMICS
Guardians Of The Galaxy #1 (Carlo Pagulayan Variant Cover)(Plus Bonus Book)(Dynamic Forces), AR – SOLD OUT
Infinity The Hunt #1 (Of 4), $3.99 – 307 COPIES LEFT
Mighty Avengers #1 (Blank Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Mighty Avengers #1 (Bryan Hitch Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Mighty Avengers #1 (Greg Land Party Sketch Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Mighty Avengers #1 (Greg Land Party Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Mighty Avengers #1 (Greg Land Regular Cover), $3.99 – 6 COPIES LEFT
Mighty Avengers #1 (Leonell Castellani LEGO Sketch Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Mighty Avengers #1 (Leonell Castellani LEGO Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Mighty Avengers #1 (Skottie Young Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
X-Men #1 (Mark Brooks Variant Cover)(Plus Bonus Book)(Dynamic Forces), AR – SOLD OUT

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT
Eternal Warrior #1 (Clayton Crain Regular Cover), $3.99 – 86 COPIES LEFT
Eternal Warrior #1 (Dave Bullock Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Eternal Warrior #1 (Patrick Zircher Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Eternal Warrior #1 (Trevor Hairsine Pullbox Variant Cover), $3.99 – 227 COPIES LEFT
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Hit List #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Jamie Tyndall), $2.99 – 62 COPIES LEFT
Hit List #1 (Of 5)(Cover B Felipe Massafera), $2.99 – 45 COPIES LEFT
Hit List #1 (Of 5)(Cover C Mike Krome), $2.99 – 47 COPIES LEFT
Hit List #1 (Of 5)(Cover D Marat Mychaels), $2.99 – 37 COPIES LEFT
http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/newreleases/next-week
I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.
Looking for any comics on this list!  Contact us as we can order any comics for you on this list at www.HoknesComics.com
Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics. hoknes@hotmail.com

Is She…?

….And more messages from the Marvel camp. Is She….? Boy this might be big!

Is She…?

It could be anyone. Find out who, September 18th

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

For comics anytime, anywhere check outcomicstore.marvel.com andwww.marvel.com/mobile


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The Chimera is Coming For You

The Chimera is Coming For You

Debut series from Spinwhiz Comics promises a suspenseful plot, knuckle-grinding action and mind-blowing artwork

SEPTEMBER 5, RALEIGH, NC — What drives a man to the edge of his existence? Hudson Ariss is drawing ever closer as an insane serial killer terrorizes his days and horrible dreams plague his nights. The difficulty of untangling reality from fantasy threatens to rip his mind apart, and his only hope is to catch the killer before the Chimera takes over. Witness how his quest begins in the first issue of Chimera, available Monday, September 9, 2013.

Written and published by Jeff Palumbo, Chimera brings together the awesome talents of illustrator Bong Dazo (Marvel’s “Deadpool,” Dark Horse’s “Knights of the Old Republic”) and colorist Marlon Ilagan (Dynamite Entertainment’s “Witchblade/Red Sonja” crossover, Dark Horse’sStar Wars: The Clone Wars – The Enemy Within”). It is the first in a series of 20 issues.

“We are very excited to offer this first issue free online in order to gear up for our Kickstarter campaign, launching at the same time as our site on September 9th,” Jeff said. “This series is a dream come true and we hope to be able to continue publishing such a thrilling and thought-provoking comic.”

Please note, Chimera is free for everyone who wants to read it at www.SpinwhizComics.com on September 9th, so if you could please hold off on publishing any news while we finish the site this weekend, it would be greatly appreciated.

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DC Comics Releases First Look at “Lights Out”

This October, “Lights Out” will span across all of the GREEN LANTERN family titles. And earlier this week, Relic’s Villains Month one-shot hit stores and set the stage for this epic crossover event that will change the Green Lantern universe forever.

“There are seven different colors of the emotional spectrum, each of them represented by their own corps. Green Lanterns wear rings powered by will, Red Lanterns rage, Yellow Lanterns fear, and so on,” GREEN LANTERN writer Robert Venditti explained.“For reasons none of the Lanterns are sure of, the rings have been malfunctioning lately. Enter Relic, a remnant of the universe before ours, who thinks he knows what’s wrong with the rings and has a solution. Unfortunately, ridding the universe of every last Lantern is part of that solution.”

“The way I describe the story is, it’ll tie together every Lantern of every Corps who has ever appeared in any comic book – ever,” Venditti also saidabout the crossover. “It’s an ambitious story, and our editors have been great about letting us take substantial risks with these characters. We’re holding nothing back.”

Attached for inclusion in your coverage, please find a sneak peek at artist Billy Tan’s mindblowing interior art for GREEN LANTERN #24, which will kick off “Lights Out” when it lands in stores onOctober 2nd.

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For more information, please visit DC Comics’ official press blog.

Are They…?

Another day and another ominous teaser from Marvel. Check out the image Marvel sent to InvestComics below. Where are they going with these?

 

Are They…?

 

In the wake of Infinity, the Marvel Universe faces a new threat. Find out more, September 18th!

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To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

 

For comics anytime, anywhere check outcomicstore.marvel.com andwww.marvel.com/mobile

 


Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com

 

Is He…..?

Marvel sent InvestComics this Ominous teaser. Uh-oh!!

Is He…?

The Marvel Universe is on the brink of a major change. Find out more, September 18th

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

For comics anytime, anywhere check outcomicstore.marvel.com andwww.marvel.com/mobile


Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com

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InvestComics Hot Picks #285

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Welcome to the InvestComics Hot Picks for new comic releases on 9-4-13

(Disclaimer: all comic recommendations are from a speculative vantage point. Not all comics are to guarantee a return on your investment. This article is used as a guide for investments and more so for entertainment purposes. Any opinions or expression of investments should be used as a judgement upon the investor, not InvestComics. Please use your own discretion when investing and have fun.)

HUGE Hot Picks List. DC Comics runs the table this week with their 3D extravaganza, but more on that in a bit……

Okay don’t mean to rehash, but there is a reason here. Stick with me…..A couple of weeks ago when Warner Brothers announced the signing of Ben Affleck as the latest man to don the cowl, the internet basically broke in pieces of whining fanboys. I can say honestly, I haven’t witnessed an outcry like this in a while. Well since the last major announcement of a superhero casting. Say Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti, and on and on. I could not believe that I read about a petition being set up to have Ben Affleck removed as Batman. It’s an absolute travesty that fanboys will go this far, or even complain as much as they have in the first place. This is what Warner Brothers decided. There is no changing it. Get a grip, move on. The out lash was so compelling to me that I decided to create a new Facebook page called Affleck as Batman – I’m On Team Ben. If you are a supporter of Ben Affleck as Batman, you should get over to that page and tell any of your friends as well. If not, well that’s fine! You’re entitled to your opinion, but please do not make a fool of yourself. So why do I bring this up today you may ask? I had a few moments to put together a fun 52 second video regarding fanboys that feel compelled to cry about everything. It was done out of fun, no malicious intent here so chill. Watch the video and pass it around. Maybe it will give that whiny fanboy a wakeup call that the world is not going to collapse around them because of a casting for a superhero movie. Get over it.

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InvestComics has booked their flight to New York Comic Con 2013! This trip will include a first. An InvestComics team! Rafael Rosario of Ratchet City Comics will be accompanying InvestComics as a Press member. This is a big deal folks. This means more interviews, more coverage, and best of all….more prizes!

….And a couple of news items are coming down the pike from InvestComics soon so stay close to the vest via the InvestComics Newsletter and InvestComics Facebook page!

Let’s be honest here, DC Comics is doing a tremendous job with their money grab. Give them credit here. One thing many have to have to understand is that DC Comics is a business and they do not care what fans think. They really don’t. This is a business first business. Do not kid yourselves into believing that the fans make an iota impact in their decision making. If it did, well the New 52 would never have been. Case in point this week with the 3D cover gimmick. Most readers and collectors haven’t seen the likes of this type of gimmick since the 90’s glow in the dark covers. Fun stuff! So the question here is, does the gimmick destroy the content on the inside? Well that’s for each individual to decide for themselves. What is known about this gimmick is that fans are eating it up like candy! Every single 3D cover is SOLD OUT! That’s right folks! SOLD OUT!

So what does this mean to you? Well this means that if you want to make some serious cash, this would be a fine time to do so. Two things to do here to make the most bang for your buck. One; grab the most popular 3D “character” cover and get it graded by CGC. A high grade is extremely important here. Two; after you get the most “popular”, try to figure out through the numbers game (Diamond Distributors) which comic received the lowest print run. This will be a quick sale for you right now, but in the long haul, you should hold onto one because when the aftermarket settles down, it’s the “rare” book everyone loves. Again, the only way you maximize your monies here is with a very high grade.

Here at InvestComics, I decided to have some fun and look at each individual 3D cover and pair it up with the first appearance of the villain takeover. Scroll through the covers and see them side by side, pretty awesome. So without further ado in alphabetical order………

DC 3D Comics 9-4-13

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Forever Evil #1Action Comics (2011 2nd Series) #23.1 features a Cyborg Superman takeover. Cyborg’s first (not Hank) is in Adventures of Superman #466 (1990).

Batman (2011 2nd Series) #23.1 has a Joker cover, and his debut of course came in Batman #1 (1940).

Batman and Robin (2011 2nd Series) #23.1 – Two-Face cover, his first is in Detective Comics #66 (1942).

Batman The Dark Knight (2011 2nd Series) #23.1 has a Ventriloquist takeover – her first; Detective Comics #583 (1988), with art by Norm Breyfogle and cover by Mike Mignola, very nice.

Detective Comics (2011 2nd Series) #23.1 – Poison Ivy cover – her debut; Batman #181 (1966).

Earth 2 (2012 DC) #15.1 – Desaad cover – First appearance; Forever People #2 (1971), Jack Kirby nuff’ said.

Flash (2011) #23.1 – Grodd – Debuted in Flash #106 (1959).

Green Arrow (2011 4th Series) #23.1 with Count Vertigo; first appeared in World’s Finest #251 (1978).

Showcase #73Green Lantern (2011 4th Series) #23.1 – Relic. First appearance in Green Lantern #21 (2013)

Justice League (2011) #23.1 – The BEST of the 3D bunch right here. The villain of all DC villains – Darkseid! Refer back to the InvestComics article ‘InvestComics Hot Pick: Single Issue – Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #134’ to better understand just how important Darkseid is in the DC Universe.

Justice League Dark (2011) #23.1 – The Creeper first appeared in Showcase #73 (1968). Created by Legend Steve Ditko!

Justice League of America (2013 3rd Series) #7.1 – Deadshot first appeared in Batman #59 (1950). A highly underrated character.

Superman (2011 3rd Series) #23.1 – Bizarro debuted in Superboy #68 (1958).

So that’s all of the 3D madness this week for you. The one comic that will claim responsibility for the villain takeover this week would be Forever Evil (2013 DC) #1. Although with Geoff Johns at the helm here, probably talking a great storyline folks, but as far as monetarily in a few years? Forever Evil #1 will not command much at all, neither will many of these 3D books. Do not hold onto these for long term investments, you will get burned. This is a gimmick upswing; the collector needs to monitor the aftermarket here to make the most on their profits. Stay close to the market, check often and dump when the time is right.

InvestComics Hot Picks 9-4-13

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So what else is going on in DC land this week? How about Batman Black and White (2013) #1? All variants for this particular comic are SOLD OUT. With various star artist and writers on this book, and coupled with some spectacular variant covers these comics will do very well in the aftermarket. Get your hands on these. Also from DC we get a royal rumble of sorts; DC Universe vs Masters of the Universe (2013) #1. There are plenty of copies available still, but boy this is going to be a fun comic.

With DC Comics running the table this week, there are a few Marvel Comics to check out and an Indie book NOT to be missed! More on that Indie book in a little bit.

Marvel will bring Spider-Man 2099 back this week in Superior Spider-Man (2012) #17! Spidey 2099 first came onto the scene in Spider-Man 2099 #1 (1992). However, this week with Superior Spider-Man #17 making the 2099 comeback a big deal, the variants have SOLD OUT. Once again, get your hands on these beautiful variants. They have upside here. Spidey 2099 will be popular once again, so don’t miss the train.

A major X-Men crossover event begins this week (coincidence I think not). Check out X-Men Battle of the Atom (2013) #1 and guess what? Every single variant here is SOLD OUT! ….While the covers are gorgeous, no longevity here in the aftermarket. This is just another crossover event that will probably get many fanboy panties in a bunch anyway.

Venom (2011 Marvel) #40 will focus on the new character Mania. Check HER out. And rounding out Marvel this week; Avengers A.I. (2013) #3 will debut a new world named The Diamond.

Speaking of diamond……..

Anyone remember what happened when Star Wars #1 was released a few months back? Yes, it went nuts in the aftermarket. How about Dark Horse going with Star Wars (2013 Dark Horse) Lucas Draft #1 this week? All variants on this comic are SOLD OUT. This comic is the “rough draft” of the original screenplay of the movie. Seems like a little bit of fluff here, but we’re in! This will be an Indie book not to be missed this week! Here are a few more Indie’s to check out this week; Invincible (2003) #105 solicit reads that this is a big jumping on point if you’d like, Codename Action (2013 Dynamite) #1 (All variants SOLD OUT), Reality Check (2013 Image) #1 (Lots of copies left here, but Image Comics has been of fire as of late), Hit (2013 Boom Studios) #1 (Not many copies left to be had), Mocking Dead (2013 Dynamite) #1 (Same here, not many copies left), and Love Stories To Die For (2013 Image) #1 (Cover A sits with only 9 copies in the warehouse while there are plenty of cover B’s).

Whew!! That’s a big week!

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See you soon!

Jay Katz

 

Top 100 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during LATE AUGUST 2013

Top 100 Hottest Comic Titles and recent Back Issues during LATE AUGUST 2013

Bi-weekly column and list compiled by comics historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com

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This list is updated every 2 weeks.  This list is compiled from my non-stop research of the current market.   I believe these were the most demand and growing in value books this month.     This list focuses on all regular edition covers.  (Variants are not listed otherwise they would likely dominate the entire list due to instant high prices and calculated small print runs).   If you think I have missed any hot titles/issues of the last 5 years please let me know.  Here are my picks of what I believe are the hottest comics at this very moment from all sold releases of the last few years online based on back issue sales ABOVE cover price.

Note these are all the “hot” recent sold comics that your comic shops will not have still on the shelf for cover price.  However many speculators will hunt their local comic shops looking for that “hot” book that is still on the shelf – sometimes you find them!

This market report is based on very current constant online sales.  Number of sales online above cover and the amount above cover price are the criteria I use for ranking books highest on the list.

#1 OUTLIERS #1 (2013) Indie comic self published with financing.  Highest ratings online for story and art.  Super small print run.  More and more hype every week and a print run of less than 1800 copies kept prices continually rising up and currently at $50.00.  We hyped this book first and helped bring the book mainstream attention for this amazing book.

#2 DAY MEN #1 (BOOM 2013) New ongoing series – #1 sold out instantly – kept rising during early August and then new movie news and the world went nuts for this book.  I received long distance calls for this book and so did other local comic shops as people wanted to buy this book in major multiples.  Hit a high of $20.00 and then online got flooded with too many copies and prices settled at  $10.00.

#3 CATWOMAN #23 (DC 2013) 1st appearance of Joker’s Daughter appears in the last page and is a prelude to her big appearance coming up soon in the 3D DC Villain take over month.   Prices hit $13.00 the day of release.

 #4 CLONE (IMAGE 2012) On July 15th 2013 it was announced that the new TV series was official and that drove up prices on #1 even though it has a larger print run over 23,000.   Diamond still had copies in warehouse up to this news announcement and then sold its last 1,000 copies within days.   #1 currently at $10.00 – all issues selling better now and sold out at Diamond. Note how the print run has dropped drastically.  Issue #1 has almost 500% the print run of #9.

95 Clone 1 $2.99 Image 23,292
172 Clone 2 $2.99 Image 11,144
170 Clone 3 $2.99 Image 10,525
200 Clone 4 $2.99 Image 8,589
213 Clone 5 $2.99 Image 8,076
224 Clone 6 $2.99 Image 7,460
251 Clone 7 $2.99 Image 6,956
249 Clone 8 $2.99 Image 6,343
288 Clone 9 $2.99 Image 5,954

#5 TRINITY OF SIN: PANDORA #1 (DC 2013) New mini-series inspiring the Trinity DC crossover storyline for summer 2013 sold out and quickly went to 2nd printing and copies selling as high as $11.00 for regular edition.

#6 WILD BLUE YONDER (IDW) #1 and #2 both sold out instantly 2013 – brand new release sold out instantly and regular cover bringing above cover quickly.

184, Wild Blue Yonder, 1, $3.99, IDW, 10,840

#7 THE LAST OF US (DARK HORSE) – 4 issue mini-series all issues instant sellouts and tie-in to video game.  All issues are sold out and Diamond has sold out of #4 a month before its release.  Currently all 3 1st print issues are selling for on average $23.00 EACH !  #3 hit a high of $41.00 the week of release.  Print runs of issues #1-3 are very low.   Print run of #4 jumped way up and is a common book.  Complete set of 4 issues hit high of $160.00 in early July.    I sold a few sets at $100.00.  Only #1 has had a reprint so far and that 2nd printing might be so rare that it did not chart which means likely a print run of less than 3,000 copies.   Reprints were scheduled by Dark Horse for #1-3 and then cancelled but now just came out.

Last of Us American Dreams, 1, $3.99, Dark Horse, 6,012
Last of Us American Dreams, 2, $3.99, Dark Horse, 4,991
Last of Us American Dreams, 3, $3.99, Dark Horse, 5,014
Last of Us American Dreams, 4, $3.99, Dark Horse, 7,138

#8 SKYWARD #1 (ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT 2013) Originally a one-shot in 2010.  Summer 2013 a new ongoing series and all ages friendly from small publisher sold out instantly.  Many copies sold between $20 and $25 online.  I helped publicize this book online myself helping it achieve higher prices.
#9 WATSON AND HOLMES (NEW PARADIGM 2013) Small print run of 3,800 copies between 2 regular covers sold out instantly and brought sales of up to $50.00 each in first week and then cooled off.   Print run was so small that it did not even rank in the Top 300 of the month.  Currently #1 sells at above $10 and #2 sells at $7.00

#10 X-FILES SEASON 10 #1 and #2 both sold out instantly (IDW) #1 2013 – brand new release sold out instantly and regular cover bringing a bit above cover constantly.

94, XFiles Season 10, 1, $3.99, IDW, 24,270

#11 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US (DC) – the hottest DC title of 2013 with small print runs and 3rd prints selling out.  Peaked in May at $85.00 for set of #1-4      Many sellers with reprint sets that also sell well.   #1 2nd printing hit $12.00   #1 $40 #2 $25 #3 $8 #4 $5 #5-6 $4.   I predicted this could be a hit when I saw the initial print run numbers so low and yet featuring major characters Batman,  Joker, Superman, Wonder Woman etc.   Print runs peaked with #6 and are now leveling out.

96, Injustice Gods Among Us, 1, $3.99, DC, 20,733
120, Injustice Gods Among Us, 2, $3.99, DC, 17,068
118, Injustice Gods Among Us, 3, $3.99, DC, 18,068
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 4, $3.99, DC, 21,669
89, Injustice Gods Among Us, 5, $3.99, DC, 25,215
83, Injustice Gods Among Us, 6, $3.99, DC, 26,011.
98, Injustice Gods Among Us, 7, $3.99, DC, 25,731

#12 GRIMM FAIRY TALES: OZ (ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT 2013) #1 has 5 regular covers – most sellers including myself sold these as sets.  Selling for cover until it was reported they were sold out and then sets selling for double cover as of Aug 15th.

#13 STEAM WARS (ANTARCTIC PRESS 2013)  Unique new series done in steampunk style but tells a new variation of the George Lucas Star Wars movie storyline featuring characters and storyline and artwork that is definitely borrowed and parodies from the original sci-fi movie.   Small print and demand growing for #1 and #2.    #1 did not even make Top 300 chart with sales less than 2400.

362, Steam Wars, 1, $3.99, Antarctic, 2,399

#14 IT CAME #1 (2013) Small print mini series issue – sci-fi oriented – Very few retailers ordered it – hit $12.00.

#15 DEXTER (MARVEL 2013) #1 and #2 sold out with small print run based on the violent TV show.  Immediate increases on #1.
#16 TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH (Image) #1 hit high of $20 immediately in January week of release and then settled down.    Smaller print run.  Mini-series #1-4 is sold out and will become ongoing soon from Image with #5 coming out in a month.  News of a new tv/movie reported on July 13th made the #1 a super hot comic instantly with sales as high as $60 in July but then cooled down again.  #1 and #2 have a 2nd print which are both rarer typically in print run than the originals.
197, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 1, $2.99, Image, 7,879
240, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 2, $2.99, Image, 6,177
224, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 3, $2.99, Image, 7,140
230, Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, 4, $2.99, Image, 7,113

#17 LAZARUS #1 (IMAGE 2013) New ongoing series #1 first print sold out instantly late June 2013. Sold as high as $9.00.

34, Lazarus1, $2.99, Image, 48,030

#18 EAST OF WEST (Image) #1 Hot as a pre-seller and now sells up to $12.00.   4th printing already and sets of #1-4 sell really well.  This is a rare modern example of a comic with a huge print run that still sells out due to popularity and goes to reprints on every issue.  It’s the “2013″ version of Saga in terms of popularity.  All 5 issues have gone to 2nd prints.
35, East of West1*, $3.50, Image, 49,518
193, East of West1 2nd printing $3.50, Image, 9,742
296, East of West1 3rd printing, $3.50, Image, 5,024
46, East of West2*, $3.50, Image, 41,838
54, East of West3*, $3.50, Image, 39,441

#19 PETER PANZERFAUST (Image) #1-9 prices peaked in March.  #8 and #9 really hot but less demand for #4-6.  One season of the TV series seems guaranteed.   #1 hit high of $300 now around $200.00   Current prices #2 $60 / #3 $20 / #4-7 $10 each / #8 $20 / #9 $20.  Print runs for #6 7 8 were so low they did not even chart during the month.  Note the print run increaes for #10 and then #11.  #11 is the most common issue and now print runs are leveling back down again.

285 Peter Panzerfaust 1 $3.50 Image 4814 2012 2
276 Peter Panzerfaust 2 $3.50 Image 4416 2012 3
252 Peter Panzerfaust 3 $3.50 Image 5515 2012 4
292 Peter Panzerfaust 4 $3.50 Image 5177 2012 5
283 Peter Panzerfaust 5 $3.50 Image 4546 2012 7
292, Peter Panzerfaust, 9, $3.50, Image, 4,456 2013 1
181, Peter Panzerfaust, 10, $3.50, Image , 10,989 2013 3
123, Peter Panzerfaust, 11, $3.50, Image, 17,683, 2013 6
226, Image Firsts Peter Panzerfaust, 1, $1.00, Image, 8,756, 2013 4

215, Peter Panzerfaust, 12, $3.50, Image, 9,951

#20 THE WALKING DEAD (Image) #108 1st app Ezekiel and #110 origin and battle of Ezekiel with Michonne.  All back issues #1-110 are sold out and bring above cover prices.  #92 and #93 extremely hot at  $30.00 each.   Retailers upped their orders yet again starting with #109 onwards after the sellout of #108.  This is the highest print runs have ever been (not counting #100).
30 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 55710 2012 6
264 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 6472 2012 8
1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7
117 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 21987 2012 8
70 Walking Dead 100 Chromium Ed. $9.99 Image 30969 2012 7
31 Walking Dead 101 $2.99 Image 51732 2012 8
24 Walking Dead 102 $2.99 Image 53337 2012 9
9 Walking Dead 103 $2.99 Image 74378 2012 10
35 Walking Dead 104 $2.99 Image 57456 2012 11
28 Walking Dead 105 $2.99 Image 57781 2012 12
19, Walking Dead106, $2.99, Image, 70,526
19, Walking Dead107, $2.99, Image, 63,575
21, Walking Dead108, $2.99, Image, 67,423
8, Walking Dead109, $2.99, Image, 90,362
13, Walking Dead110, $2.99, Image, 76,455
13, Walking Dead111, $2.99, Image, 74,857
#21 SAGA #1-12    #1 still super hot at about $80 down from peak of $100 – all issues in demand even with high print runs.  #12 was hot for a moment when banned by Apple.  Print runs have gone up the last 5 issues in a row.  #12 has a much larger print run than #1. After The Walking Dead sensation Saga is always Image’s best selling title.
40 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 37641 2012 3
177 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 9641 2012 4
267 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 4484 2012 6
48 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 36885 2012 4
264 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 6252 2012 5
57 Saga 3 $2.99 Image 38895 2012 5
47 Saga 4 $2.99 Image 41143 2012 6
44 Saga 5 $2.99 Image 40556 2012 7
46 Saga 6 $2.99 Image 40584 2012 8
51 Saga 7 $2.99 Image 46971 2012 11
51 Saga 8 $2.99 Image 42324 2012 12
38, Saga9, $2.99, Image, 45,629
36, Saga10, $2.99, Image, 48,388
33, Saga11, $2.99, Image, 50,023
27, Saga12, $2.99, Image, 53,339
#22 CHRONOS COMMANDOS #1 (TITAN 2013) Small print run small publisher instant sell out – Both issues #1 and #2 have sold as high as $12.00 each.  Neither issue even charted on the monthly Top 300 Diamond sales.   Nazi soldiers and dinosaurs !!
#23 GHOSTED #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – after 6 weeks prices finally jumped and hit as high as $16.00
#24 SATELLITE SAM #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – hit high of $10.00 after a month

#25 THE WAKE (DC VERTIGO 2013) Each issue has been reprinted finally driving up prices after 2 months out on #1.  Currently at $8.00 for #1 1st prints.

#26 HAWKEYE #1-10   The hottest back issue current Marvel title with all issues in multiple printings.  #1 and #2 each now settled at about $25.00.  Every issue has been reprinted – #1 and #2 on 5th printings.  New issues still sell out.  It is rare to find a series that issue #10 has a higher print run still than #1.  Print runs saw their peak with #10.

42 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 Marvel 41952 2012 8
256 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 2nd printing Marvel 6394 2012 9
60 Hawkeye 2 $2.99 Marvel 33563 2012 9
69 Hawkeye 3 $2.99 Marvel 35403 2012 10
66 Hawkeye 4 $2.99 Marvel 34208 2012 11
61 Hawkeye 5 $2.99 Marvel 34385 2012 12
65 Hawkeye 6 $2.99 Marvel 33440 2012 12
57, Hawkeye, 7, $2.99, Marvel, 37,000
56, Hawkeye, 8, $2.99, Marvel, 36,898.
53, Hawkeye, 9, $2.99, Marvel, 39,678.
48, Hawkeye, 10, $2.99, Marvel, 42,090.
50, Hawkeye, 11, $2.99, Marvel, 40,510.
50, Hawkeye, 12, $2.99, Marvel, 40,837
#27 BALLISTIC #1 (BLACK MASK 2013) New mini series – #1 sold out instantly and hit high prices of $12.00 in first week of release.
285 Ballistic 1 $3.50 Black Mask 6,048
#28 NOWHERE MEN (Image) #1-3 prices had peaked at $40,25,15 in March.    Set of #1-5 now sells for $60.00   #1 $30 / #2 $20 / #3 $10 / #4 $3 / #5 $3.   Note the print run increases for #4 and then #5.   #1 already has a 5th printing – with so many reprints of all issues on the market its hard to sell the reprints at any price currently.172 Nowhere Men 1 $2.99 Image 11815 2012 11 213 Nowhere Men 2 $2.99 Image 7368 2012 12

209, Nowhere Men3, $2.99, Image, 7,421
150, Nowhere Men4, $2.99, Image, 13,368
141,Nowhere Men5, $2.99, Image, 15,608

#29 DAREDEVIL #1-4 (Marvel 2011)  Early issues sold out and sell for $10.00 each or higher!

6 Daredevil 1 $3.99 Marvel 64866 2011 7
32 Daredevil 2 $2.99 Marvel 40990 2011 8
64 Daredevil 3 $2.99 Marvel 39477 2011 9
61 Daredevil 4 $2.99 Marvel 40311 2011 9
55 Daredevil 5 $2.99 Marvel 39413 2011 10
58 Daredevil 6 $2.99 Marvel 38302 2011 11
45 Daredevil 7 $2.99 Marvel 38824 2011 12

#30 BATMAN #1 5 7 9 – sold out issues averaging $20-$30 each and #1 sells for $50.00.  Complete sets of #1-10 bring $150.00.  Batman is the #1 selling regular monthly comic book these days and it is the most valuable “complete set” of all current titles.

#31 ARCANE SECRETS #1 (2013) New HP Lovecraft adaptation brought some early high online sales at $8.00.

#32 THINK TANK (Image) #1-5.  #1 sold out immediately and no one seems to have a copy.  2nd printings are more common.  #1 1st in the $15-20 range.   News of a new movie broke this week which might push prices up.

263 Think Tank 1 $3.99 Image 6502 2012 8
272 Think Tank 2 $3.99 Image 5713 2012 9
297 Think Tank 3 $3.99 Image 5279 2012 10
288 Think Tank 4 $3.99 Image 4656 2012 11

#33 UBER #0-1-2-3   Sold out printings instantly.  Originaly I felt this title was being speculated on too heavily but many sales above cover have proven the demand for this series.   I personally believe this is the single best looking comic of 2013 with glossy paper and amazing colors and artwork.  Some amazing variant covers make it a big job to collect every cover version of each issue.   The first issue was #0 and not #1.  #0 is the rare ones to find.  #0 has a 2nd printing called “enhanced edition”.   Print runs on each individual cover are very low.  There are 4 regular covers of each issue so when you take the worldwide print runs you have to divide it by 4 to get the real print run of each cover.  This makes it more obvious how rare each individual cover is.  In fact there are only about 2,700 copies of each cover of the first issue #0.   Diamond monthly rankings for each issue and the combined print run of all the covers

178, Uber, 0, $3.99, Avatar, 10,849
292, Uber, 0 Enhanced Ed, $4.99, Avatar, 5,084
137, Uber, 1, $3.99, Avatar, 16,109
132, Uber, 2, $3.99, Avatar, 16,160
188, Uber, 4, $3.99, Avatar, 12,030

#34 THE SIXTH GUN (Oni) – All 31 issues sold out – many not even on ebay and low print runs.  Sold a #1 for $250 in Mid April.  #1 now at $90.00.   Prices have dropped by about 70% since their peak from April 2013 when the news of the potential TV show was at its highest hype.   Still some of the rarest comics to collect will keep prices and sales up on this title.  The image speculating boom peaked by April 2013 and orders were raised drastically on issues #30-32 which were the highest since issue #2 three years earlier.

256 Sixth Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 4899 2010 7
249 Sixth Gun 2 $3.99 Oni 5061 2010 7
261 Sixth Gun 3 $3.99 Oni 4105 2010 8
333 Sixth Gun 4 $3.99 Oni 3850 2010 9
298 Sixth Gun 5 $3.99 Oni 3590 2010 10
274 Sixth Gun 6 $3.99 Oni 3589 2010 11
310 Sixth Gun 7 $3.99 Oni 3360 2010 12
239 Sixth Gun 8 $3.99 Oni 3317 2011 1
282 Sixth Gun 9 $3.99 Oni 3279 2011 2
271 Sixth Gun 11 $3.99 Oni 3418 2011 4
296 Sixth Gun 15 $3.99 Oni 3403 2011 9
351 Sixth Gun 16 $3.99 Oni 3442 2011 10
329 Sixth Gun 17 $3.99 Oni 3408 2011 11
277 Sixth Gun 18 $3.99 Oni 3328 2012 1
325 Sixth Gun 19 $3.99 Oni 3183 2012 2
312 Sixth Gun 21 $3.99 Oni 3184 2012 4
343 Sixth Gun 22 $3.99 Oni 3169 2012 5
304 Sixth Gun 23 $3.99 Oni 3204 2012 6
367 Sixth Gun 24 $3.99 Oni 3122 2012 8
326 Sixth Gun 25 $3.99 Oni 3081 2012 9
366 Sixth Gun 26 $3.99 Oni 3043 2012 10
363 Sixth Gun 27 $3.99 Oni 2930 2012 12
358, Sixth Gun, 28, $3.99, Oni, 2,901
338, Sixth Gun, 29, $3.99, Oni, 3,097
306, Sixth Gun, 30, $3.99, Oni, 4,227
325, Sixth Gun, 31, $3.99, Oni, 4,350
300, Sixth Gun, 32, $3.99, Oni, 4,277

#35 SIX GUN GORILLA (BOOM) New on the list.  New #1 issue of mini-series based on golden age character quickly sold out and selling at $10.00 within a week of release.

227, Six Gun Gorilla, 1, $3.99, Boom, 7,730

#36 BURN THE ORPHANAGE #1 (IMAGE 2013) New mini series smaller print run on #1 sold out before hitting stores.   – hit high of $6.00 immediately.  Variant covers are all hot.

#37 SHELTERED #1 (IMAGE 2013) New series sold out instantly – hit high of $6.00 after a month

#38 THIEF OF THIEVES #1-12    Early issues still super hot – value peaked in January but still selling well

112 Thief of Thieves 1 $2.99 Image 17877 2012 2
126 Thief of Thieves 2 $2.99 Image 14286 2012 3
135 Thief of Thieves 3 $2.99 Image 13644 2012 4
137 Thief of Thieves 4 $2.99 Image 17774 2012 5
116 Thief of Thieves 5 $2.99 Image 19833 2012 6
111 Thief of Thieves 6 $2.99 Image 19733 2012 7
139 Thief of Thieves 7 $2.99 Image 18266 2012 8
134 Thief of Thieves 8 $2.99 Image 17070 2012 9
144 Thief of Thieves 9 $2.99 Image 16645 2012 10
136 Thief of Thieves 10 $2.99 Image 16424 2012 11

132 Thief of Thieves 11 $2.99 Image 15605 2012 12
135, Thief of Thieves, 12, $2.99, Image, 14,974
135, Thief of Thieves, 13, $2.99, Image, 15,201
129, Thief of Thieves, 14, $2.99, Image, 16,938.

#39 DETECTIVE COMICS #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $25.00

#40 HALF PAST DANGER #1 and #2 sold out 1st printings instantly.  Some retailers charge more.

249, Half Past Danger, 1, $3.99, IDW, 7,048

283, Half Past Danger, 2, $3.99, IDW, 4,967

#41 STEAM ENGINES OF OZ #1 (ARCANA STUDIOS 2013) Small publisher and print run – another Wizard of Oz inspired series selling way above cover after a month.  Become hot 6 weeks after release.

#42 BODIE TROLL (RED 5 COMICS 2013) #1 very small print run selling above cover instantly

#43 RACHEL RISING (Abstract) #1-16     TV announcement this week helped drive demand up as Diamond sold out of even the current issue not yet out this week.  #1 hitting $200.00 peak around May 1st.   Many issues still available direct from publisher website at cover.   #1 settled down now to about $50.00.    Sellers hyping rarity of 2nd and 3rd printings and getting high amounts as well.

186 Rachel Rising 1 $3.99 Abstract 10989 2011 8
206 Rachel Rising 2 $3.99 Abstract 8189 2011 9
196 Rachel Rising 3 $3.99 Abstract 8872 2011 11
269 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4331 2011 12
241 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4737 2012 1
258 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4180 2012 1
296 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4412 2012 2
189 Rachel Rising 6 $3.99 Abstract 8399 2012 3
199 Rachel Rising 7 $3.99 Abstract 8210 2012 4
224 Rachel Rising 8 $3.99 Abstract 8103 2012 5
203 Rachel Rising 9 $3.99 Abstract 8194 2012 7
223 Rachel Rising 10 $3.99 Abstract 8330 2012 8
219 Rachel Rising 11 $3.99 Abstract 7915 2012 9
219 Rachel Rising 12 $3.99 Abstract 7987 2012 10
205 Rachel Rising 13 $3.99 Abstract 7782 2012 12

#44 NIGHTWING #4 (DC) 2011 – hot key issue from this Robin/Batman series.  $25.00 for this key issue.

27, Nightwing4*, $2.99, DC, 51,668

#45 NUMBERCRUNCHER #1 (TITAN 2013) New miniseries from small publisher sold out instantly – nobody has copies for sale.

Did not even chart on the monthly Top 300.   High sale of $13.00

#46 STAR WARS #1  Reached up to $30 week of release but now at $10 but still popular.  Sets #1-6 sell for $26

#47 FIVE GHOSTS – HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY (Image) Mini series #1 and #2 sold out and 2nd printings – rumour of ongoing series.   #1 at $7.00

152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 1, $3.50, Image, 13,163
152, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 2, $2.99, Image, 13,127
162, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 3, $2.99, Image, 13,153
175, Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray, 4, $2.99, Image, 11,357

#48 REVIVAL (Image) #1-10   Early issues still hot but definitely cooled in value from Jan/Feb peak of #1 $45.00

120 Revival 1 $2.99 Image 18039 2012 7
198 Revival 2 $2.99 Image 10486 2012 8
153 Revival 3 $2.99 Image 13943 2012 9
155 Revival 4 $2.99 Image 15251 2012 10
154 Revival 5 $2.99 Image 14098 2012 11
114, Revival, 6, $2.99, Image, 17,396
124, Revival, 7, $2.99, Image, 16,639
124, Revival, 8, $2.99, Image, 17,082
121, Revival, 9, $2.99, Image, 16,977
134, Revival, 10, $2.99, Image, 16,314
153, Revival, 11, $2.99, Image, 13,536

#49 POLARITY #1-4  Mini-series.  Extremely well reviewed caused a sellout on this small print run title written by a rock musician from Say Anything.  Small print run instantly to a 2nd printing.  #1 sells for $10

225, Polarity, 1, $3.99, Boom, 7,459

250, Polarity, 2, $3.99, Boom, 6,957

247, Polarity, 3, $3.99, Boom, 6,436

#50 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel 2008) Entire run is super hot due to interest in upcoming movie.  #1 hit high of $75 a month ago and now settled closer to $25 however all non-key issues bring anywhere from $5 to $15 each.

#51 BATGIRL #13 – death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $30

#52 BATMAN #13 / death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $40

#53 HOAX HUNTERS (Image) this title was cover price material until a TV show proposal shot prices way up on all issues.  #0 and #1 are extremely hot and hit $30 each.

248 Hoax Hunters 0 $2.99 Image 5779 2012 3
230 Hoax Hunters 1 $2.99 Image 6973 2012 7
300 Hoax Hunters 3 $2.99 Image 4404 2012 9

#54 MORNING GLORIES – early issues sold out and popular back issues.

167 Morning Glories 1 $3.99 Image 8687 2010 8
218 Morning Glories 2 $3.50 Image 8265 2010 9
156 Morning Glories 3 $3.50 Image 11258 2010 10
151 Morning Glories 4 $3.50 Image 11292 2010 11
167 Morning Glories 5 $3.50 Image 11193 2010 12
121 Morning Glories 6 $3.50 Image 10795 2011 1
155 Morning Glories 7 $2.99 Image 11037 2011 2
180 Morning Glories 8 $2.99 Image 10809 2011 3
143 Morning Glories 9 $2.99 Image 10975 2011 4
172 Morning Glories 10 $2.99 Image 11385 2011 6
192 Morning Glories 11 $2.99 Image 10653 2011 8
176 Morning Glories 12 $2.99 Image 10537 2011 9
205 Morning Glories 13 $2.99 Image 10094 2011 10
183 Morning Glories 14 $2.99 Image 9850 2011 11
166 Morning Glories 15 $2.99 Image 9565 2012 1

#55 FABLES (DC/Vertigo) Long running ongoing series recently announced of potential tv/movie so already expensive #1 selling out at bout $70.00 first printings.   Series has over 120 issues so lots to collect.

#56 SUPERIOR CARNAGE #1 (MARVEL 2013) Major villain mini-series sold out and currently at $6.00 for regular cover.

#57 THUMBPRINT #1 (IDW 2013) Regular and Subscription cover sets sell above cover

177 Thumbprint By Joe Hill 1 $3.99 IDW 11,185
260 Thumbprint By Joe Hill 2 $3.99 IDW 7,278

#58 LIBERATOR #1 (BLACK MASK 2013)  Small print – regular and variant covers all above cover

267 Liberator 1 $3.50 Black Mask 5,266

#59 FIVE COLOR COMICS #1 (ART OF FICTION 2013) $8.95 cover price made this a very low ordered book and has sold above cvr.  Did not even make the top 300 monthly sales chart.

#60 BATMAN 66 #1 (DC 2013) Print run was moderate but not large based on the TV series from 47 years earlier.  Hit a high of $6.00

33 Batman 66 1 $3.99 DC 50,430

#61 GAMBIT (Marvel 2012) New ongoing series popular #1 $8 #2 $5 but #3 sold out everywhere and current asking price from only online copy is $50.00 !!

47 Gambit 1 $2.99 Marvel 40418 2012 8
70 Gambit 2 $2.99 Marvel 32336 2012 8
79 Gambit 3 $2.99 Marvel 28530 2012 9
92 Gambit 4 $2.99 Marvel 27828 2012 10
84 Gambit 5 $2.99 Marvel 26723 2012 11
86 Gambit 6 $2.99 Marvel 25522 2012 11
89 Gambit 7 $2.99 Marvel 23978 2012 12

#62 ADVENTURE TIME – animated cartoon series – numerous printings now.   #1 is truly rare – no sellers on ebay even have a copy for sale.   $50 to $100 per copy of #1 first print.  #2 currently in the $20-30 range.  #3 $10.  #1-6 have been reprinted with connecting cover image.   #1-6 and #9-10 sold out from diamond.

187 Adventure Time 1 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8523 2012 3
153 Adventure Time 1 $3.99 Boom 12392 2012 2
190 Adventure Time 2 2nd printing $3.99 Boom 8864 2012 4
157 Adventure Time 2 $3.99 Boom 11329 2012 3
111 Adventure Time 3 $3.99 Boom 17131 2012 4
125 Adventure Time 4 $3.99 Boom 20289 2012 5
110 Adventure Time 5 $3.99 Boom 20889 2012 6
110 Adventure Time 6 $3.99 Boom 19767 2012 7
130 Adventure Time 7 $3.99 Boom 19423 2012 8
117 Adventure Time 8 $3.99 Boom 19755 2012 9
121 Adventure Time 9 $3.99 Boom 20636 2012 10
94 Adventure Time 10 $3.99 Boom 23656 2012 11
212 Adventure Time Cover Showcase One Shot $3.99 Boom 7478 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 1 $3.99 Boom 20290 2012 12
102 Adventure Time Marceline Scream Queens 1 $3.99 Boom 21182 2012 7

#63 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1-10 every issue seems to sell out at retail and gets a 2nd printing but not going up in value due to large print runs.  Peter Parker ghost gone in #9 – series might last longer than originally expected.  Readers very happy with this series.

#64 HELHEIM (Oni) #1-5  #1 quickly hit $8 and stablized.   2nd printing of #1 may prove to be more valuable than the 1st printing.

171, Helheim, 1, $3.99, Oni, 11,877
189, Helheim, 2, $3.99, Oni, 10,256
207, Helheim, 3, $3.99, Oni, 10,118
215, Helheim, 4, $3.99, Oni, 8,432.

#65 SPAWN #9 (Image 1993) 20 year old comic features 1st appearance of Angela by Neil Gaiman which enters the Marvel Universe this week in Age  Of Ultron #10.    Common book prices are anywhere from $2 to $100 a copy

#66 BATMAN INCORPORATED (DC) #8   Death of Robin hit about $13 now settled at $5.99

29, Batman Incorporated8, $2.99, DC, 55,414

69, Batman Incorporated8, 2nd printing $2.99, DC, 34,679

#67 MANHATTAN PROJECTS  (Image) #1-10   All issues sell well but way down from Jan peaks #1 was at $90 now at $30.  Title is steady sales as print run of #12 is about the same as #1.

102 Manhattan Projects 1 $3.50 Image 17955 2012 3
121 Manhattan Projects 2 $3.50 Image 15697 2012 4
136 Manhattan Projects 3 $3.50 Image 18001 2012 5
124 Manhattan Projects 4 $3.50 Image 18544 2012 6
117 Manhattan Projects 5 $3.50 Image 18398 2012 7
127 Manhattan Projects 6 $3.50 Image 17981 2012 9
127 Manhattan Projects 7 $3.50 Image 17543 2012 11
113 Manhattan Projects 8 $3.50 Image 17028 2012 12
262 Manhattan Projects 1 rep $3.50 Image 5213 2012 4
119, Manhattan Projects, 9, $3.50, Image, 17,229
125,Manhattan Projects, 10, $3.50, Image, 17,028
116, Manhattan Projects, 11, $3.50, Image, 17,517
129, Manhattan Projects, 12, $3.50, Image, 17,076

#68 THE BOUNCE (IMAGE) Creator owned superhero title from last month actually sold out some places and now at $6.00 after 2 months.

#69 MIND MGMT (Dark Horse) #1-10   #1 is really the only valuable issue at $40 but easy to sell sets at $80.  Very low print run.

262 Mind Mgmt 0 $2.99 Dark Horse 5526 2012 11
236 Mind Mgmt 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7537 2012 5
266 Mind Mgmt 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 5566 2012 7
292 Mind Mgmt 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 5579 2012 8
286 Mind Mgmt 5 $3.99 Dark Horse 5017 2012 9

#70 NUMBER 13 (DARK HORSE 2013) Mini series #0 1 2 3.   #0 is reprints of early appearances in Dark Horse Presents.  #0 commands the most money.  Large print runs on other issues but a teaser trailer came out in July causing interest in a potential future movie.

#71 COLLIDER (DC VERTIGO 2013) New ongoing issue that sold out and with #2 the title has changed to FBP: Federal Bureau Of Physics.

#72 PROPHET #21 (IMAGE 2012) Sold out immediately in early 2012 – hot issue at $15.00

219 Prophet 21 $2.99 Image 6029 2012 1
257 Prophet 22 $2.99 Image 6030 2012 2
232 Prophet 23 $2.99 Image 6289 2012 3
228 Prophet 24 $2.99 Image 6639 2012 4

#73 NONPLAYERS #1 (IMAGE 2011)  Only 1 issue came out but it sold out before release – still rare  $25.00

218 Nonplayer 1 $2.99 2nd print Image 5956 2011 5
171 Nonplayer 1 $2.99 Image 8869 2011 4

#74 CHEW (IMAGE 2009) #1 is down to about $200.00 from a high of $400.00  Earliest issues still bring decent $$.

287 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 4576 2009 9
246 Chew 1 $2.99 Image 5246 2009 6
247 Chew 2 $2.99 Image 6731 2009 7
142 Chew 3 $2.99 Image 13748 2009 8
169 Chew 4 $2.99 Image 12284 2009 9
142 Chew 5 $2.99 Image 13490 2009 10
144 Chew 6 $2.99 Image 13133 2009 11
156 Chew 7 $2.99 Image 12902 2009 12
137 Chew 8 $2.99 Image 12727 2010 1
143 Chew 9 $2.99 Image 12867 2010 3
127 Chew 10 $2.99 Image 13335 2010 4

#75 LOCKE AND KEY (2008)  Talk of a new movie based on this already hot comic from 2008.

#76 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Marvel) 698-700  Death of Peter Parker storyline super hot in January – still popular due to storyline continuing in Superior-Spiderman

29 Amazing Spider-Man 697 $3.99 Marvel 59872 2012 11
13 Amazing Spider-Man 698 $3.99 Marvel 81342 2012 11
14 Amazing Spider-Man 699 $3.99 Marvel 74904 2012 12
18 Amazing Spider-Man 699.1 $2.99 Marvel 66245 2012 12
1 Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12

#77 EXTINCTION PARADE (Avatar) 4 different covers – high quality format similar to Uber.  Online pre-sales were doing well above cover.  Print run of each cover was less than 5,000 each.

136, Extinction Parade, 1, $3.99, Avatar, 16,061

#78 DARK HORSE PRESENTS #2-6 (DARK HORSE 2011)  Anthology with original first appearances of Number 13 later reprinted in Number 13 #0 a year later.

#79 ARCHIE #646 (ARCHIE 2013) Pepoy cover pays tribute to EC 1950′s Weird Science covers – sold as high as $9.99 in first week.

#80 ANIMAL MAN #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00  for a while was most valuable new 52 #1.

#81 JUSTICE LEAGUE #1  (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $15.00

#82 JUSTICE LEAGUE COMBO PACK COVER (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $12.00

#83 CATWOMAN #13 / death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas up to $15

#84 MULTIPLE WARHEADS #1 (ONI 2008) Rare first issue still popular – high a high of $32.00

#85 AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #15.1 & #16 (Marvel)  sold out early Death of Peter Parker storyline – sales peaked in Jan 2013

#86 DAREDEVIL #21 & #22 (Marvel) sold out early Death of Peter Parker storyline – sales peaked in Jan 2013

#87 DOCTOR WHO PRISONER OF TIME #1-8   First issues sold out and I did sell some #1′s above guide but some sellers still selling them at cover.  Variant covers sell really really well online when initially released!

#88 DEADPOOL (MARVEL) 2012 #1 – all early issues sold out. #1-3 commanding a bit over cover.

4 Deadpool 1 $2.99 Marvel 118976 2012 11
21 Deadpool 2 $2.99 Marvel 67421 2012 11
25 Deadpool 3 $2.99 Marvel 60215 2012 12

#89 DJANGO UNCHAINED (DC) #1-3  1st prints sold out – movie adaptation.   #1 and #2 demand higher prices.

161 Django Unchained 1 $3.99 DC 11795 2012 12

#90 TWELVE REASONS TO DIE (Black Mask) #1 – Ghostface Killah famous rapper presents his own comic storyline.

183, 12 Reasons To Die, 1, $3.50, Black Mask, 11,834

#91 THE ACTIVITY (Image) #1-11    Hot in the past month  #1 at $20

253 Activity 1 $3.50 Image 5269 2011 12
270 Activity 2 $3.50 Image 3512 2012 1

#92 THE DAMNED (Oni) #1-5   Generally #1 is a $50 book but a #3 hit $100 earlier in April on ebay. Author of Sixth Gun

238 Damned 1 $3.50 Oni 2989 2006 10

294 Damned 3 $3.50 Oni 2116 2006 12
273 Damned 5 $3.50 Oni 1892 2007 3

#93 THE STRAIN (Dark Horse) 12 issue mini-series becomes due to potential TV series.

128 Strain 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 16023 2011 12
191 Strain 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 7650 2012 1
228 Strain 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 7384 2012 2
220 Strain 4 $3.50 Dark Horse 6767 2012 3
236 Strain 5 $3.50 Dark Horse 6054 2012 6
262 Strain 6 $3.50 Dark Horse 5742 2012 7
300 Strain 7 $3.50 Dark Horse 5376 2012 8
289 Strain 8 $3.50 Dark Horse 4977 2012 9

#94 SUPERMAN #1   New 52 issue multiple printings currently at  $15.00

#95 MERCY SPARX #1 (DEVILS DUE ENTERTAINMENT 2013) Small time publisher and print run some sellers asking above cover.

#96 A1#1  (2013) New anthology series.  New series sold out instantly – some sellers asking above cover

#97 SWAMP THING #1 (DC 2011) New 52 issue multiple printings currently at  $9.00

#98 ACTION #1  (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

#99 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #600 (MARVEL 2009) Had already sold out but then began the new death of Peter Parker storyline.

#100 SEX #1-5 (Image)  Lots of demand for #1 in pre-sale but has cooled down.   #1-2 sell for $8.99 as set.

#101 MASS PROJECT / FABULOUS KILLROYS FCBD – 1st appearance of Killroys based on the My Chemical Romance rock band characters hit a high of $33.00 the  week of release of the free comic.  New ongoing series starts in June.    Market now flooded doesnt sell for $3.00

#102 DREAM MERCHANT #1 (IMAGE) New miniseries sold out quickly.

#103 FATALE (Image) #1-10    Only #1 has a high price tag – has cooled at $20

90 Fatale 1 $3.50 Image 20515 2012 1
100 Fatale 2 $3.50 Image 20315 2012 2
89 Fatale 3 $3.50 Image 20222 2012 3
90 Fatale 4 $3.50 Image 22804 2012 4
114 Fatale 5 $3.50 Image 22484 2012 5
105 Fatale 6 $3.50 Image 21828 2012 6
121 Fatale 7 $3.50 Image 21369 2012 8
122 Fatale 8 $3.50 Image 20542 2012 10
129 Fatale 9 $3.50 Image 19345 2012 10
118 Fatale 10 $3.50 Image 18819 2012 11
111 Fatale 11 $3.50 Image 18055 2012 12
270 Fatale 1 rep $3.50 Image 5506 2012 2

#104 LIFE WITH ARCHIE #16   Marriage of gay male Kevin Keller in oversized comic.  Instant sellout in 2012 and still at $15.00

297 Life With Archie 16 $3.99 Archie 2802 2012 1

#105 POWERS BUREAU (MARVEL) 2013 – interestingly this is a poor seller for Marvel but due to that the print run is so bad that copies have sold out and gone to second printing make some collect 1st print runs of this series above cover.

#106 BATGIRL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $8.00

#107 JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $6.00

#108 THE TEST #1    One shot doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype.  This one did not even chart Top 300  low sales

#109 PILOT SEASON DECLASSIFIED #1    One shot featuring The Test also doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype

292 Pilot Season Declassified 2011 One Shot $1.00 Image 3462 2011 9

#110 OCCUPY COMICS #1 (Black Mask) #1 sold out issue based on the writings and thoughts of top comic industry people small print run on a issue dealing with the Occupy Wall Street theme.

#111 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #13 (DC) Batman Death in the Family storyline die-cut cover

#112 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (MARVEL 2013) New ongoing series – new movie in the works for next year.  Early issues #0.1, 1, 2 had very high print runs and then retailers pulled back.  Issues #3 and #4 instantly sold out and both have 2nd printings.

#113 SUICIDE RISK #1 (BOOM) #1 sold out 1st printing.  Some retailers charge more.

#114 REGULAR SHOW #1 many variant covers sold out even with higher print run.   Box edition of #1 covers still currently available at Diamond.

#115 ARCHIE (Archie) #641-644  4 part series with Glee TV Show cast guest appears – small print runs and tv show tie-in with movie stars.  Cory Monteith star of Glee died in late July 2013.

#116 STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS – preview to 2013 movie.  Sold out – sets sell above cover.

#117 RED SONJA #1 (IDW 2013)  #1 had decent print run but still sold out – some charge a little above cover.

#118 FCBD – 52 different comics were given away on May 4th 2013 for free comic book day.  A lot of high prices realized the week of release.  All prices have now cooled but due to not being shelved properly random various issues sell well at different times.

#119 ALPHA BIG TIME #0.1 (Marvel 2013) Debut issue is a reprint but debuted before #1 and is now sold out and features Spider-man.  Future potential !

#120 BATMAN #18 / DETECTIVE #18 – Requiem death of Robin storyline sold out

#121 STORMWATCH #1 (DC 2011) 1st print sold out title re-start $6.00   Had hit high of $15.00 shortly after release.

#122 THOR GOD OF THUNDER #4 (Marvel) sold out issue with 2nd printing.  Fall of Thor ?

#123 HAPPY (IMAGE) 2013 mini series by Grant Morrison – early issues sold out and reprinted.   Early markups for #1.

#124 DEVIL MAY CRY – THE CHRONICLES OF VERGIL #1 (Titan)  Sold out and up in value with some retailers

#125 BREATH OF BONES – A TALE OF THE GOLEM #1 (DARK HORSE) New Steve Niles mini-series issue sold out some places and some sellers asking above cover.

#126 SEA BEAR AND GRIZZLY SHARK #1 (2010) Small print run always sells higher when appears  $6.00 currently.

288 Sea Bear & Grizzly Shark 1 $4.99 Image 4932 2010 6

#127 BRAVEST WARRIORS (KABOOM) #1 1st issue sold out based on animated tv series.  Small price increase.

160 Bravest Warriors 1 $3.99 Boom 14866 2012 10
164 Bravest Warriors 2 $3.99 Boom 12900 2012 11
179 Bravest Warriors 3 $3.99 Boom 10229 2012 12

#128 BEDLAM  #1-5   #1 had reached $10 but now is back to cover price

110 Bedlam 1 $3.50 Image 22736 2012 10

120 Bedlam 2 $3.50 Image 18583 2012 11
291 Bedlam 1 rep $3.50 Image 4567 2012 11

#129 HELL YEAH (IMAGE 2012) #1  sold out has dropped back to cover price

#130 SUPERBIA (IMAGE 2012) #1   has dropped back to cover price.

#131 CROSSED PSYCHOPATH #1-7  issues were much hotter and way above cover in 2012.   Prices have dropped down.

#132 DREAM THIEF #1 (DARK HORSE) #1 sold out 1st printing.  Some retailers charge more.

#133 LIL’ DEPRESSED BOY (IMAGE 2011) Very small print runs caused a big price increase on this scarce title.

280 Lil Depressed Boy 1 $2.99 Image 3339 2011 2
296 Lil Depressed Boy 3 $2.99 Image 2808 2011 4

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com  for the initial Diamond sales figures data

You can see complete monthly Diamond sales chart data and more stats at his site !

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics.   hoknes@hotmail.com