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 August 7 2013 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for August 7 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 (4 days BEFORE release date)!

AUGUST 7 2013 – NEW COMICS RELEASES

 

AAZURN PUBLISHING
Envy (One Shot), $2.49 – SOLD OUT

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT

Princeless Tales Of Girls Who Rock (One Shot), $2.99 – 8 copies left

BIG DOG INK
Knightingail Shadow Divisions #1 (Of 6)(Cover A Mell Joy San Juan), $3.99 – 59 copies left both covers combined
Knightingail Shadow Divisions #1 (Of 6)(Cover B Nathan Seals), $3.99

BOOM! STUDIOS

Robocop Last Stand #1 (Of 8)(Cover A Declan Shalvey), $3.99 – 254 copies left both covers combined
Robocop Last Stand #1 (Of 8)(Cover B Jay Shaw), AR

DC COMICS
Trillium #1 (Of 8), $2.99 – 4500 copies left
Trinity Of Sin Pandora #1 (Ryan Sook 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $2.99  – 3142 copies left

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Lady Rawhide #1 (Of 5)(Joseph Michael Linsner Regular Cover), $3.99 – 85 copies left
Lady Rawhide #1 (Of 5)(Joseph Michael Linsner Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – 13 copies left
Lords Of Mars #1 (Of 6)(Alex Ross Regular Cover), $3.99 – 95 copies left
Lords Of Mars #1 (Of 6)(Ardian Syaf Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – 16 copies left
Lords Of Mars #1 (Of 6)(Dan Panosian Variant Cover), AR – 34 copies left
Lords Of Mars #1 (Of 6)(Francesco Francavilla Variant Cover), AR – 36 copies left
Lords Of Mars #1 (Of 6)(Fritz Casas Risque Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Lords Of Mars #1 (Of 6)(Marchio Abreau Risque Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Lords Of Mars #1 (Of 6)(Ray Villegas Risque Variant Cover), AR – SOLD OUT
Pathfinder Goblins #1 (Of 5)(Carlos Gomez Regular Cover), $3.99 – 117 copies left
Pathfinder Goblins #1 (Of 5)(Incentive Miniature Goblin Figure), AR – SOLD OUT
Pathfinder Goblins #1 (Of 5)(Shane White Subscription Variant Cover), $3.99 – 13 copies left
Red Sonja #1 (Jenny Frison 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.99 – 457 copies left

HERMES PRESS
Buck Rogers In The 25th Century #1 (Of 4)(Howard Chaykin Regular Cover)(not verified by Diamond), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

Buck Rogers In The 25th Century #1 (Howard Chaykin Variant Cover)(not verified by Diamond), $3.99 – SOLD OUT

IDW PUBLISHING
Danger Girl Trinity #1 (Of 4)(J. Scott Campbell Variant Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $10.00 – 12 copies left
X-Files Season 10 #1 (Photo Variant Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $6.99 – 12 copies left

IMAGE COMICS
Burn The Orphanage Born To Lose #1 (Of 3)(Cover A Sina Grace), $3.99 – SOLD OUT
Burn The Orphanage Born To Lose #1 (Of 3)(Cover B Rob Guillory), AR – SOLD OUT
Satellite Sam #1 (2nd Printing Variant Cover), $3.50 – 35 copies left
Sidekick #1 (Cover A Tom Mandrake & Brian Miller), $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Sidekick #1 (Cover B Charlie Adlard), $2.99 – SOLD OUT
Ten Grand #1 (Jae Lee Black & White Virgin Variant Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $14.99 – 14 copies left
Ten Grand #1 (Jae Lee Variant Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $6.99 – 22 copies left

MARVEL COMICS
Dark Tower The Gunslinger So Fell Lord Perth #1 (One Shot), $3.99 – 13 copies left
Guardians Of The Galaxy #1 (Carlo Pagulayan Variant Cover)(Dynamic Forces), AR – 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-08-07-2013-1-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