IMAGE Comics Every New Series Of 2013 Number Ones Sales Figures

IMAGE Comics Every New Series Of 2013 Number Ones Sales Figures

Market report and year summary by comics historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com

Image Comics had an incredible year during 2013.

In total they had 54 new #1 issues released including ongoing series, mini-series, one-shots and re-numberings.

This chart only covers Jan-Nov as the Dec sales figures are not yet released until the new year.

Here we list and rank all of them and show the diverse and successful year that Image had.

This chart shows the sales figures for every issue released during 2013 of any new series started in 2013.

Sex was the most prolific new title with 8 issues released during the year.

Jupiters Legacy #1 comes out easily as the #1 best selling new Image comic of the year and the only new title with sales over 60,000 with a whopping 105,000 copies ordered due to 4 covers and a high profile writer and artist.

This chart not only shows what sold well and what didn’t but it also is very useful to see which books have kept their sales figures up and are likely to be the books that in the next year stay hot and could potentially rise in value.  The main ingredient is constant and steady sales OR better yet increasing sales month to month. (The later is very rare in the comic business)

It is very common for #1 issues to be ordered higher than subsequent issues but after a few issues if the title is truly popular sales should level out.  In the past this has happened to successful titles such as The Walking Dead and Saga.

But in 2013 there are no clear winners in that category.  The strongest titles overall seem to include:

East Of West = sales of #4 were actually higher than #2 – very strong.   Finally started dropping but still at about 65% of #1.

Sex continues to drop every single issue but the sales drop is fairly low and readership at #8 is still more than 50% of #1.

Five Ghosts = originally a mini-series but sales stayed very impressive and #3 sold as well as #1 which is almost unheard of.  Once it was named as an ongoing series the sales have started to slowly drop but still higher than 60% of #1.

Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth = originally a mini-series but sales stayed very impressive and #3 sold a 1,000 higher than #2.  #1 was an instant sellout and shot up in value the same week of release.  Once it was named as an ongoing series the sales have started to slowly drop but still higher than 60% of #1.  However back issue sales have stayed strong also due to the fact that it was confirmed to be a future TV series.

A Voice In The Dark had the lowest sales of any new ongoing #1 this year.  Either this means nobody liked it and sales are just going to keep dropping OR if it proves to be popular it has the greatest potential for price hikes as its literally the scarcest new series of the year.

Some big droppers in sales and not likely to show increases in the future include:

Ten Grand which has lost 40,000 in sales since #1.

Some of the ongoing series have dropped to as little as 25% print runs comparing to the #1 issue.

Some of these so far weaker dropping titles include: Sidekick and The Bounce.

Image Best Selling New Comics Of 2013

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

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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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