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 Comics for June 26 2013 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for June 26 2013 Release Week

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Let’s go back a bit and see what is still available from some great new comic series that debuted recently.

This column is here to help promote brand new comic book series beginning with a #1 issue.

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 !

Support new comics !

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 6 2013 (42 days after release date)!

JUNE 26 2013 – NEW COMICS RELEASES

BONGO COMICS

Malevolent Mr Burns #1 (One Shot), $3.99 – 3 COPIES LEFT

DC COMICS

Batman Superman #1 (Guillem March Superman Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Batman Superman #1 (Jae Lee Black & White Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Batman Superman #1 (Jae Lee Combo Pack Cover), $4.99 – 57 COPIES LEFT
Batman Superman #1 (Jae Lee Regular Cover), $3.99 – 11,893 COPIES LEFT
Batman Superman #1 (Kenneth Rocafort Batman Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Batman Superman #1 (We Can Be Heroes Blank Variant Cover), AR – 441 COPIES LEFT
Larfleeze #1 (Howard Porter Regular Cover), $2.99  – 1,893 COPIES LEFT
Larfleeze #1 (Tyler Kirkham & Batt Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Uncanny #1 (Dan Panosian Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Uncanny #1 (Jock Regular Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Uncanny #1 (Sean Phillips Regular Cover), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

IDW PUBLISHING

Godzilla Rulers Of Earth #1 (Cover A Matt Frank), $3.99 – 37 COPIES LEFT
Godzilla Rulers Of Earth #1 (Cover RI Bob Eggleton), AR – SOLD OUT
Godzilla Rulers Of Earth #1 (Cover SUB Art Adams), $3.99 – 23 COPIES LEFT

IMAGE COMICS
Bounce #1 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99 – 2,480 COPIES LEFT
Hoax Hunters Case Files #1, $2.99 – 18 COPIES LEFT
Lazarus #1 (CBLDF Comics Code Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Lazarus #1 (Michael Lark Regular Cover), $2.99 – SOLD OUT

MARVEL COMICS
Avengers #1 (Stan Lee Signed Midtown Edition Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $399.99 – SOLD OUT
Savage Wolverine #1 (John Romita Sr Signed Edition)(Dynamic Forces), $149.99 – SOLD OUT

RED 5 COMICS
Atomic Robo And The Savage Sword Of Dr Dinosaur #1 (Of 5), $3.50 – 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-06-26-2013

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

LAZARUS #1 STRIKES A NERVE, SELLS OUT

 
LAZARUS #1 STRIKES A NERVE, SELLS OUTFirst issue of new Image Comics series by Rucka and Lark gets second printing
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The first issue of LAZARUS, the new dystopian Image Comics series by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark, has sold out the day of its release. Called “absolutely riveting, complex and stunning” by Comic Book Resources, LAZARUS #1 is immediately going back to press. The second printing will be in stores on July 24, the same day as LAZARUS #2.

The story of Forever, an apparently-immortal young woman, who was created as a lethal bodyguard and enforcer for the powerful Carlyle family, LAZARUS is set in a society that is at once highly futuristic and regressively feudal. Concentrated wealth and technological knowledge has put a few families in control of the lives who those who work for them, and Forever’s job is to maintain her family’s hold on power.

As writer Rucka recounted in interviews at the New York Post and Beyond Chron, Forever’s story and society was influenced by the Occupy Movement’s concern about economic inequality. While gratified at the new series’ success, Rucka is hesitant to ascribe political motivations behind the success of LAZARUS, though he does feel the comic speaks to people’s present experiences.

“I’m not sure I’d claim that we’ve hit a particular chord or social note, but I do think Michael and I are talking about — at least as backdrop — a scenario driven by some very real-world concerns,” said Rucka. “Not that we’re all headed to a genetically engineered future, or that the economic situation will become as dire and dark as we’ve painted it; but the fact is, we’re living in a very unstable world, and economic instability is part of that, despite recent gains. I have friends who are worried about where their next meal is coming from, whether or not they’ll be able to fill their gas tank, never mind their concerns for their future and the future of their children. That’s our reality right now, and it doesn’t take much imagination to extrapolate that to its worst.”

LAZARUS has received soaring reviews upon its debut:

“Mysterious, sleek, and hard-hitting; this is a first-rate page-turner from two of the finest creators working today.”

MTV Geek

“Masked in science fiction, but inspired by the devastatingly increasing amount of lack in the world, Rucka and Lark have begun an important story. With haunting images and a compelling narrative — I am certain that Lazarus will take its place among the ranks of the comic elite and lay waste to the rest.”

Newsarama

“It’s difficult to make dystopian science fiction stories fresh these days, but “Lazarus” pulls it off beautifully, showing more depth in its first issue than many stories in the genre do by the time they’re done.”

Multiversity Comics

“Lazarus #1 embodies everything I want in a comic book: dystopian near-future, hard sci-fi, badass female protagonist, contemporary social and political themes, blistering action, a touch of pathos, art that makes me feel like I can smell the cordite and taste the dirt. All this is to say, right out of the gate, the book is basically perfect.”

Comicosity

The second printing of LAZARUS #1 is available for pre-order now (MAY138228).

 

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, 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.