Marvel Comics Every New Series Of 2013 Number Ones Sales Figures

Marvel Comics Every New Series Of 2013 Number Ones Sales Figures

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

Marvel Comics had another year full of blockbuster hits during 2013.

In total they had 70 new #1 issues released including ongoing series, mini-series, one-shots and re-numberings.

They also featured 8 annuals and 16 entries from 2nd printings.

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.

Superior Spider-man debuted in January with a bi-weekly schedule making it the most prolific new series with 22 issues released during the year.

13 different high profile new series debuted with sales over 100,000 copies each.  This is almost triple that of DC this year.

Guardians Of The Galaxy #1 was the best selling comic book of 2013 with print run over 200,000 due to interest in a new movie in the works.

“Infinity” was the big crossover storyline of  the year with hefty orders over 200,000.

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.    Retailers usually get it right!  In most cases they order the right amount of product.   Once in a while they over order a product making the book virtually worthless in the secondary market.  The rare occasion retailers under order a title since they don’t know what to expect with a new series and these are the books that always have the secondary market price gains.

Marvel had no surprise hit titles during 2013 and therefore Marvel almost no impact in “hot title” back issue market during the year.  Only a few odd books here and there showed some later aftermarket attention.   Most of the market was driven by the pre-made variant covers that retailers had to order so many extra copies to get.

So what titles did show staying power and kept the numbers up issue to issue?

All retailers really seem to over-order on all major Marvel #1’s so its usually a better guide to compare issue to issue sales with that of #2 issues when retailers drop their orders to safe realistic numbers.

Age Of Ultron was mass produced mini-series for 10 issues but the series went out with a bang with orders upped for the last issue over 100,000 copies.

Nova stayed fairly consistent only dropping 15,000 in orders from #2 to #10.

Deadpool Kills Deadpool 4 issue mini-series stayed strong and sales barely dropped from #1 to #4.  Superior Carnage #1-5 also did decently.   What If AVX #1-4 did the same thing!

Powers Bureau was one of the least ordered titles of the year and therefore quickly sold out and had a bit of aftermarket interest and sales stayed fairly consistent only dropping 5,000 by #8.

Deadpool which debuted in 2012 showed a ton of interest in 2nd and 3rd printings in 2013.

The rarest new series of 2013 from Marvel was its movie adaptation of Thor.   #1 barely passed the 5,000 mark.

Other movie adaptations also sold very poorly.

Alpha Big Time #0.1 was a pre-cursor to the #1 ongoing series.  This origin issue featured a Spider-man reprint causing low orders but also another sell out with only 8,500 copies.

Powers Bureau at 14,600 was the lowest ordered #1 of a new ongoing series and another sellout.

While its common for a new series to lose up to 30% of its initial order from #1 to #2 its more important to see if sales stabilize or continue to drop after issue #3.    Some big droppers in sales and not likely to show increases in the future include:

Wolverine (down 65%), Savage Wolverine (down 72%), Mighty Avengers (down 60%), Secret Avengers  (down 70%), Superior Spider-man Team Up (down 60%), Young Avengers (down 60%), Avengers AI (down 70%), Fearless Defenders (down 70%), Morbius Living Vampire (down 70%), Alpha Big Time (down 60%).

Marvel released 8 new #1 Annuals in 2013 and the best selling by far was the Superior Spider-man Annual #1 hitting 63,500.

The rarest new Marvel Annual of 2013 was Avengers Assemble #1 with only 27,000.

The best selling non-superhero Marvel #1 of the year was Morbius Living Vampire at 43,000.  The #2 ranking new series was the TV show mini-series Dexter with 20,000.   Emerald City of Oz based on the Wizard Of Oz mini-series debuted with 13,700.  Two different Dark Tower Gunslinger series both debuted at 12,000 each.

Marvel 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 Comics for August 14 2013 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for August 14 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 20% of stores re-ordered just 1 copy each that would be 300 more copies sold !

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 August 9 2013 (5 days BEFORE release date)!

AUGUST 14 2013 – NEW COMICS RELEASES

ALTERNA COMICS

FUBAR By The Sword #1 (Of 2), $2.99 – 39 COPIES LEFT

ALTERNATIVE COMICS
Outliers #1, $5.00 – 37 COPIES LEFT

ANTARCTIC PRESS
Steampunk Corsairs #1, $3.99 – 13 COPIES LEFT

BOOM! STUDIOS

Day Men #1 (Brian Stelfreeze 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 890 COPIES LEFT
Garfield Pet Force Special #1 (Cover A Gary Barker), $4.99 – 89 COPIES LEFT
Herobear And The Kid Inheritance #1 (Of 5)(Cover A Mike Kunkel), $3.99 – 240 COPIES LEFT
Herobear And The Kid Inheritance #1 (Of 5)(Cover B Mike Kunkel Signed Edition), AR – SOLD OUT

DARK HORSE COMICS
Halo Initiation #1 (Of 3)(John Liberto Regular Cover), $3.99 – 314 COPIES LEFT
Halo Initiation #1 (Of 3)(Terry Dodson Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Last Of Us American Dreams #1 (Of 4)(3rd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 1499 COPIES LEFT
Resident Alien The Suicide Blonde #0, $3.99 – 165 COPIES LEFT

DC COMICS

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

Garth Ennis’ Red Team #1 (Emerald City Exclusive Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $19.99 – SOLD OUT
Vampirella Southern Gothic #1 (Of 5)(Johnny Desjardins Regular Cover), $3.99 – 78 COPIES LEFT
Vampirella Southern Gothic #1 (Of 5)(Photo Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – 9 COPIES LEFT

IDW PUBLISHING

My Little Pony Cover Gallery #1, $3.99 – 214 COPIES LEFT
Star Trek 100-Penny Press #1, $1.00 – 14 COPIES LEFT
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1 (Cover A Andrea Di Vito), $3.99  – 250 COPIES LEFT (COVERS COMBINED)
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1 (Cover B Andrea Di Vito), $3.99
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1 (Cover C Andrea Di Vito), $3.99
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1 (Cover D Andrea Di Vito), $3.99
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1 (Cover RI Andrea Di Vito), AR
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1 (Cover SUB Jerry Ordway), $3.99 – 76 COPIES LEFT
Wild Blue Yonder #1 (Of 5)(2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
X-Files Season 10 #1 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

IMAGE COMICS
Ghosted #1 (Sean Phillips 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 36 COPIES LEFT

MARVEL COMICS
Dexter #1 (Of 5)(Mike Del Mundo 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 64 COPIES LEFT
Infinity #1 (Of 6)(Adam Kubert Regular Cover), $4.99 – 937 COPIES LEFT
Infinity #1 (Of 6)(Arthur Adams Hero Sketch Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Infinity #1 (Of 6)(Arthur Adams Hero Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Infinity #1 (Of 6)(Blank Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Infinity #1 (Of 6)(In-Hyuk Lee Generals Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Infinity #1 (Of 6)(Jerome Opena Design Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Infinity #1 (Of 6)(Marko Djurdjevic Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Infinity #1 (Of 6)(Party Sketch Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Infinity #1 (Of 6)(Party Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Infinity #1 (Of 6)(Skottie Young Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Nemesis #1 (Steve McNiven Variant Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $5.00 – SOLD OUT

TITAN PUBLISHING

It Came #1 (Of 4), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

 

 

COMPLETE LIST OF ALL NEW COMICS RELEASED THIS WEEK

http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/lists/comiclist-new-comic-book-releases-list-for-08-14-2013-1-week-out

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 not yet sold out

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