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 September 18 2013 Release Week

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for September 18 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 beginning with a #1 issue.
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 I guarantee are going to eventually all sell out.
Diamond data of copies still available listed below compiled on September 12 2013 (6 days BEFORE release date)!
NEW COMICS RELEASES
PUBLISHER
TITLE, ISSUE NUMBER, PRICE IN U.S. DOLLARS

ASPEN COMICS
All New Executive Assistant Iris #1 (Cover A Pasquale Qualano), $1.00 – 1,549 COPIES LEFT
All New Executive Assistant Iris #1 (Cover B Pasquale Qualano), $1.00 — 44 COPIES LEFT

AVATAR PRESS

Crossed Special 2013 (Jacen Burrows Regular Cover), $5.99 – 63 COPIES LEFT
Crossed Special 2013 (Jacen Burrows Red Crossed Incentive Cover), AR – 7 COPIES LEFT
Crossed Special 2013 (Jacen Burrows Torture Cover), $5.99 – 18 COPIES LEFT
Crossed Special 2013 (Jacen Burrows Wraparound Cover), $5.99 – 18 COPIES LEFT

BOOM! STUDIOS

Regular Show #1 (Shoichi Uehara Calgary Comic And Entertainment Expo Variant Cover), $9.99 – 12 COPIES LEFT

DARK HORSE COMICS
Buzzkill #1 (Of 4), $3.99 – 263 COPIES LEFT
Kiss Me Satan #1 (Dave Johnson Regular Cover), $3.99 – 298 COPIES LEFT
Kiss Me Satan #1 (Juan Ferreyra Variant Cover), $3.99  – SOLD OUT

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Shadow Annual 2013 (Colton Worley Regular Cover), $4.99 – 61 COPIES LEFT

IDW PUBLISHING
Transformers Regeneration One #0 (Cover A Andrew Wildman), $3.99 – 6 COPIES LEFT COMBINED COVERS
Transformers Regeneration One #0 (Cover B Guido Guidi), $3.99 – 2ND PRINT ALREADY ANNOUNCED OF #0
Transformers Regeneration One #0 (Cover RI Geoff Senior), AR – SOLD OUT

IMAGE COMICS

Zero #1 (Cover A Michael Walsh & Tom Muller), $2.99 – 7 COPIES LEFT
Zero #1 (Cover B Becky Cloonan), $2.99 – 22 COPIES LEFT
Zero #1 (Cover C Chris Burnham), $2.99 – 24 COPIES LEFT

MARVEL COMICS

Infinity #1 (Of 6)(Jim Cheung 2nd Printing Variant Cover), $4.99 – SOLD OUT
X-Men #1 (Mark Brooks Variant Cover)(Dynamic Forces), $12.99 – SOLD OUT

http://www.comiclist.com/index.php/newreleases/next-week

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