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.
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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

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for July 3 2013 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for July 3 2013 Release Week

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!!

Support new comics !

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Diamond data of copies still available compiled on August 3rd 2013 (31 days after release date)!

JULY 3 2013 – NEW COMICS RELEASES

ARCANA STUDIO
Steam Engines Of Oz #1, $3.99 – SOLD OUT

AVATAR PRESS
Absolution Rubicon #1 (Daniel Gete Electric Blue Incentive Cover), AR – 2 copies left
Absolution Rubicon #1 (Daniel Gete Final Justice Cover), $3.99 – 12 copies left
Absolution Rubicon #1 (Daniel Gete Regular Cover), $3.99 – 108 copies left
Absolution Rubicon #1 (Daniel Gete Wraparound Cover), $3.99 – 51 copies left
Absolution Rubicon #1 (Juan Jose Ryp Happy Kitty Premium Cover), AR – SOLD OUT

DANGER ZONE
Final Plague #1 (Of 5), $3.99 
– SOLD OUT

DARK HORSE COMICS
Catalyst Comix #1 (Of 9), $2.99 -222 copies left

DC COMICS
Trinity Of Sin Pandora #1 (Pasqual Ferry Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Trinity Of Sin Pandora #1 (Ryan Sook Regular Cover), $2.99 – SOLD OUT

DEVILS DUE ENTERTAINMENT
Mercy Sparx #1 (Cover A Matt Merhoff), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Mercy Sparx #1 (Cover B Dominic Marco), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Mercy Sparx #1 (Cover C Joel Humberto Herrera), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Owl #1 (Of 4)(Alex Ross Regular Cover), $3.99 – 40 copies left
Owl #1 (Of 4)(Alex Ross Sketch Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Owl #1 (Of 4)(Ardian Syaf Black & White Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Owl #1 (Of 4)(Ardian Syaf Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – 9 copies left

HUMAN COMICS
Human #1, $5.99 – SOLD OUT

IMAGE COMICS
Dark Skullkickers Dark #1 (Cover A Edwin Huang & Jim Zub), $3.50 – 187 copies left
Dark Skullkickers Dark #1 (Cover B Saejin Oh), $3.50 – 223 copies left
Satellite Sam #1, $3.50 – SOLD OUT

MARVEL COMICS
Avengers A.I. #1 (Andre Lima Araujo Artist Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Avengers A.I. #1 (Blank Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Avengers A.I. #1 (Dustin Weaver Regular Cover), $2.99 – 63 copies left
Avengers A.I. #1 (Matthew Waite 8-Bit Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Avengers A.I. #1 (Skottie Young Young Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Deadpool Kills Deadpool #1 (Of 4)(Michael Del Mundo Regular Cover), $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Deadpool Kills Deadpool #1 (Of 4)(Michael Del Mundo Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Dexter #1 (Of 5)(Dalibor Talajic Variant Cover)(resolicited), AR – SOLD OUT
Dexter #1 (Of 5)(Mike Del Mundo Regular Cover)(resolicited), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Emerald City Of Oz #1 (Of 5)(Chris Bachalo Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Emerald City Of Oz #1 (Of 5)(Eric Shanower Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Emerald City Of Oz #1 (Of 5)(Skottie Young Regular Cover), $3.99 – 61 copies left
Emerald City Of Oz #1 (Of 5)(Skottie Young Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Guardians Of The Galaxy Tomorrow’s Avengers #1 (One Shot), $4.99 – SOLD OUT
Superior Foes Of Spider-Man #1 (Blank Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Superior Foes Of Spider-Man #1 (Marcos Martin Regular Cover), $2.99  SOLD OUT
Superior Foes Of Spider-Man #1 (Marcos Martin Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Superior Foes Of Spider-Man #1 (Marvel Retailer Resource Center Sketch Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Superior Foes Of Spider-Man #1 (Matthew Waite 8-Bit Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Superior Foes Of Spider-Man #1 (Shane Davis Artist Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Superior Foes Of Spider-Man #1 (Skottie Young Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
What If AvX #1 (Of 4), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

RED STYLO MEDIA
Unprofessionals A Sociopathic Bromance #1, $5.99 – SOLD OUT

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Oz #1 (Of 6)(Cover A J. Scott Campbell), $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Oz #1 (Of 6)(Cover B Artgerm), $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Oz #1 (Of 6)(Cover C Eric Basaldua), $2.99 – 14 copies left
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Oz #1 (Of 6)(Cover D Eric Basaldua), $2.99 – 26 copies left
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Oz #1 (Of 6)(Cover E Ale Garza), $2.99 – 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-07-03-2013

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