Nova – Checklist

Nova Checklist.

Marvel’s cosmic epic The Guardians of the Galaxy is either shaping up to be the most ambitious comic film of all time or destined to be a rare mistep by Disney.   The truth is, it is hard to tell at this point which way it will all go down.  Recent news includes conformation of…

this guy as Yondu.  😀

Michael-Rooker

but this woman as Nova Prime???

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So who knows?  But for purists some developments are signs of a troubled adaptation.  For every John C. Reilly as Rhomman Dey there is a Cosmo tease from the director that simply annoys or another WWE has-been cast as the muscle ( Drax the Destroyer ).

In the past I have highlighted some of the best GOTG comics to invest in.  With conformation of the Nova Corps ( FF 206,208 ) Nova appears to be a player and that’s great news.  Though his keys are limited here are some notable appearances.

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Fantastic Four Annual 12

This one is Nova ( Richard Rider’s ) first appearance outside his own title.  Wolfman writing the Inhumans make it worth the price in high grade!

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Daredevil 142

Another Wolfman tale featuring Nova in a title you normally wouldn’t expect to see him in.

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ROM 24

If you have never read ROM I demand you buy the full run and spend the weekend making up for past mistakes.   Like the Micronauts there are a few keys in the series.  #75 ( last issue ) and this early Nova appearance.

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New Warriors 74, 75

The last issue of this Marvel Series saw the sales of the once mighty team book drop sharply.  As usual low print runs for later issues of a cancelled series often leads to significant increases in value.  Expect these  to do the same when the film comes out.

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Nova 7

Another last issues with a low print run and a Larsen Venom cover!  Buy buy buy.

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The Savage She Hulk 100

How many comics do you think are out there that have both Rocket Raccoon and Nova in them?  Oh and it’s written by Dan Slott with a Greg Horn cover!

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Annihilation Conquest 6

I will continue to recommend this one over and over again.  Collectors are fast realizing the importance of this issue.  The formation of this team has everything to do with the movie.  One can even argue that it’s importance far surpasses the first appearance of the original team which often sells for over 100 at auction.

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Thanos Imperative: Ignition

This one-Shot has a breathtaking cover and is getting harder to find as are all Thanos appearances.  See my  report on the collectible Thanos some time before the movie hits.

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DISCLAIMER:  This article is intended for entertainment purposes.  Please do not come to me down the road claiming that I steered you wrong when you bought 300 copies of Spawn 9. ( which I would never recommend by the way )   All investments are undertaken at one’s own risk.  Have fun!

Warner Bros. Entertainm​ent & DC Entertainm​ent Celebrate Superman¹s 75th with New Logo and Company-Wi​de Commemorat​ion For Beloved Iconic Character¹​s Milestone Anniversar​y

 Warner Bros. Entertainment & DC Entertainment sent this news to InvestComics to share with fans. Superman is 75 and BIG things are planned. Read on…..

SM75_Vert_Preferred_Color_FINALIn celebration of the 75th anniversary of Superman, Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment have revealed plans befitting one of the most popular and enduring Super Heroes of all time.

To honor Superman—the world’s first Super Hero—for reaching such an incredible milestone, the companies are kicking off a year of celebration including a new commemorative Superman 75th anniversary logo as well as an animated short tribute chronicling the rich 75-year history of the character, it was announced today by Kevin Tsujihara, Chief Executive Officer, Warner Bros. Entertainment.

First appearing in the comic book Action Comics #1, dated June 1938, Superman quickly became a cultural icon, winning fans around the world in live-action and animated form in nearly every known entertainment medium. In feature films, TV shows, radio, video games, publishing and merchandise, he has battled some of the greatest villains ever created in his endless pursuit of truth, justice and the American way.

Tsujihara stated, “Warner Bros. is privileged to be home to the global Superman brand, which has had an unparalleled impact on popular culture for 75 years. We are proud to commemorate this milestone with exciting entertainment across the entire Studio and across the globe, ensuring this enduring icon reaches new generations of audiences.”

DC Entertainment and the Studio’s various divisions, including Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, will mark this extraordinary anniversary with a range of highly anticipated events and products, kicking off with the release of the much anticipated summer-blockbuster “Man of Steel.”

The new animated short, currently in production, is being produced by Zack Snyder and pays homage to Superman and many iterations of the Super Hero throughout his 75 years. A sneak peek of this short is planned for Comic-Con International: San Diego in July and the finished version will debut late summer.

The new commemorative logo takes its cue from the iconic Superman costume, featuring predominantly blue coloring with a splash of red and highlights a bold silhouette of the Man of Steel with his cape waving behind him and the block-style lettering of “75 Years.” The mark will be rolled out by all the divisions on Superman-related promotions, products and initiatives. DC Entertainment will be the first to feature the new logo on the upcoming Superman Unchained comic book by artist Jim Lee and writer Scott Snyder, on sale Wednesday, June 12.

“Superman is undeniably the greatest Super Hero in the world and likely the most influential comic book character of all time,” according to Diane Nelson, President, DC Entertainment. “In addition to being an enduring presence in pop culture for the last 75 years, he continues to be a commanding global icon. DC Entertainment and all of Warner Bros. look forward to celebrating this important, year-long anniversary for Superman.”

In tandem with the various special celebrations comes the release of this summer’s tent pole action adventure feature “Man of Steel,” opening in theaters nationwide June 14.

Jeff Robinov, President, Warner Bros. Pictures Group, stated, “Superman is a larger-than-life figure, making the big screen the perfect place to experience his adventures, and ‘Man of Steel’ delivers with first rate story-telling that is broadly entertaining. It couldn’t be more fitting that the centerpiece of our summer slate hits theaters during this commemorative year.”

“It’s a great honor for all of us involved in ‘Man of Steel’ to carry on the tradition of Superman for longtime fans as well as a new generation of moviegoers,” director Zack Snyder said. “I’m so excited to share the movie with them and to be a part of this celebration.”

Superman enthusiasts can also look forward to much more, including:

  • “Injustice: Gods Among Us,” a new fighting game franchise that allows players to experience the power, gadgetry and unparalleled strength of some of the most popular DC Comics Super Heroes and Super-Villains such as Superman and Lex Luthor, was released on April 16 from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
  • “Superman: Unbound,” an all-new DC Universe Animated Original Movie that pits Superman against Brainiac—a devastating force of flesh and machine with Earth squarely in his sights—was released on May 7 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
  • “Man of Steel” and Superman products are available for fans of all ages, including toys, costumes, apparel, party goods and publishing from Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
  • “Superman Unchained,” the much anticipated new comic book series that centers on a mystery that is frustrating the hero in both the Superman and Clark Kent aspects of his identity ultimately revealing a brand-new villain, debuts on June 12 from DC Entertainment.
  • “Infinite Crisis,” an all-new multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game that delivers a heart-pounding competitive player vs. player battle experience set in the legendary DC Multiverse, a world in which familiar DC Comics characters such as Superman have been reimagined in startling ways, debuts in fall of 2013 from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
  • “DC Nation” Superman Shorts, a series of all-new Superman-themed animated shorts produced by Warner Bros. Animation and airing on Cartoon Network’s DC Nation block throughout the year.
  • DC Entertainment’s “We Can Be Heroes” giving campaign launches its second crowdfunding initiative in June focused on Superman and featuring one-of-a-kind experiences and limited edition merchandise to engage, excite and empower legions of fans. Get something good. Do something great.

To stay up-to-date on all things Superman and the celebration activities, please visit www.Superman75.com.

Michael Koske: MegaCon 2013

Michael Koske “Featured Walker” on Walking Dead spend a few minutes with InvestComics’ Sebastian Piccione at MegaCon 2013. WIN an autograph from Michael by watching this video! Share the video on Facebook or Twitter and you are entered to WIN! Must let us know you did so. Also; sorry U.S. residents only.

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Michael Koske as the “Featured Walker.”

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HOTTEST New Comic Back Issues During May 2013

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Top 50 Hottest Comic Titles during MAY 2013 – list by Terry Hoknes of HoknesComics.com

Just a personal list from my own observations of the market.  I believe these were the most demand and growing in value books this month.     I did not focus on variants specifically as I can’t even keep track of them all.    If you think I have missed any titles please let me know.  I will revise this list every month and you will be amazed at how much can change in one month good and bad.

The big news of the past month is that NBC announced they would not turn THE SIXTH GUN into a tv series.  This led to 50% drops in value for all issues and as spring kicked in there were many less buyers online causing an overall drop in price of all “hot” comics.

So May doesn’t really have any truly NEW hot books.  What we see is mostly a continuation of interest in the same books but mostly at a reduced price.   I expect this will stay true for the next 5 months but the big question is will prices and interest pick up again for these books in the fall.   Some fear the speculation boom of 2012/2013 has peaked and is now over.  It is possible however there will always be certain books that go up in value in any time period simply based on supply and demand.

Here are my picks of what I believe are the hottest comics of the last few years online based on back issue sales ABOVE cover price.

#1 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US (DC) – the only hot DC title small print runs and 3rd prints selling out.  Currently at its hottest right now at $85.00 for set of #1-4      Many sellers with reprint sets that also sell well.   #1 2nd printing hit $12.00   #1 $50 #2 $25 #3 $10

#2 RACHEL RISING (Abstract) #1-16     TV announcement this week helped drive demand up as Diamond sold out of even the current issue not yet out this week.  #1 hitting $200.00 peak around May 1st.   Many issues still available direct from publisher website at cover.   #1 settled down now to about $80.00.    Sellers hyping rarity of 2nd and 3rd printings and getting high amounts as well.

#3 THE WALKING DEAD (Image) #108 1st app Ezekiel and #110 origin and battle of Ezekiel with Michonne.  All back issues #1-110 are sold out and bring above cover prices.  #92 and #93 extremely hot at  $30.00 each

#4 PETER PANZERFAUST (Image) #1-9 prices peaked in March.  #8 and #9 really hot but less demand for #4-6.    #1 hit high of $300 now around $200.00   Current prices #2 $80 / #3 $25 / #4-7 $10 each / #8 $30 / #9 $25

#5 NOWHERE MEN (Image) #1-3 prices had peaked at $40,25,15 in March.    Set of #1-5 now sells for $60.00

#6 HOAX HUNTERS (Image) this title was cover price material until a TV show proposal shot prices way up on all issues.  #0 and #1 are extremely hot and hit $30 each.

#7 THE SIXTH GUN (Oni) – all 29 issues sold out – many not even on ebay and low print runs.  sold a #1 for $250 in Mid April.  Most recently  I sold a #1 for $90.00

#8 EAST OF WEST (Image) #1 Hot as a pre-seller and has stabilized at $7.00.   4th printing already and sets of #1-2 sell well.

#9 MASS PROJECT / FABULOUS KILLROYS FCBD – 1st appearance of Killroys based on the My Chemical Romance rock band characters hit a high of $33.00 the  week of release of the free comic.  New ongoing series starts in June.

#10 UBER #0    Sold out both printings instantly.  Future is unpredictable – more speculators than readers bought this.

#11 BATMAN #13 / BATGIRL #13 – death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas

#12 THIEF OF THIEVES #1-12    Early issues still super hot – value peaked in January but still selling well

#13 HAWKEYE #1-10   The only hot back issue Marvel title with all issues in multiple printings.  #1 now settled at about $25.00

#14 SAGA #1-12    #1 still super hot at about $80 down from peak of $100 – all issues in demand even with high print runs.  #12 was hot for a moment when banned by Apple.

#15 BATMAN #1 4 5 7 8 9 – sold out issues averaging $20.00 each and #1 sells for $50.00.  Complete sets of #1-10 bring $150.00

#16 POLARITY #1-2   2nd printing instantly – small print run.  #1 sells for $7

#17 REVIVAL (Image) #1-10   Early issues still super hot but definitely cooled in value from Jan/Feb peak of #1 $45.00

#18 MIND MGMT (Dark Horse) #1-10   #1 is really the only valuable issue at $40 but easy to sell sets at $80

#19 FIVE GHOSTS – HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY (Image) Mini series #1 and #2 sold out and 2nd printings – rumour of ongoing series.   #1 at $7.00

#20 SPAWN #9 (Image 1993) 20 year old comic features 1st appearance of Angela by Neil Gaiman which enters the Marvel Universe this week in Age  Of Ultron #10.    Common book prices are anywhere from $2 to $100 a copy

#21 THE ACTIVITY (Image) #1-11    Hot in the past month  #1 at $20

#22 THE DAMNED (Oni) #1-5   Generally #1 is a $50 book but a #3 hit $100 earlier in April on ebay. Author of Sixth Gun

#23 BATMAN INCORPORATED (DC) #8   Death of Robin hit about $13 now settled at $5.99

#24 MANHATTAN PROJECTS  (Image) #1-10   All issues sell well but way down from Jan peaks #1 was at $90 now at $30

#25 HELHEIM (Oni) #1-3  #1 quickly hit $8 and stablized.   2nd printing of #1 may prove to be more valuable than the 1st printing.

#26 SEX #1-3 (Image)  Lots of demand for #1 in pre-sale but has cooled down.   #1-2 sell for $8.99 as set.

#27 STAR WARS #1  Reached up to $30 week of release but now at $10 but still popular.  Sets #1-5 sell for $24

#28 DETECTIVE COMICS #1 / ACTION #1 / SUPERMAN #1 (DC) – 1st prints of new 52 DC series about $20 each

#29 THE STRAIN (Dark Horse) 12 issue mini-series becomes due to potential TV series.

#30 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1-10 every issue seems to sell out at retail and gets a 2nd printing but not going up in value.  Peter Parker ghost gone in #9 – series might last longer than originally expected.  Readers very happy with this series.

#31 REGULAR SHOW #1 many variant covers sold out even with higher print run.

#32 ADVENTURE TIME – animated cartoon series – numerous printings now

#33 DREAM MERCHANT #1 (IMAGE) New miniseries sold out quickly.

#34 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Marvel) 698-700  Death of Peter Parker storyline super hot in January – still popular due to storyline continuing in Superior-Spiderman

#35 OCCUPY COMICS #1 (Black Mask) #1 sold out issue based on the writings and thoughts of top comic industry people small print run on a issue dealing with the Occupy Wall Street theme.

#36 DARK SHADOWS: YEAR ONE (IDW) #1 with 2 covers sold hot above cover initially.

#37 ARCHIE (Archie) #641-644  4 part series with Glee TV Show cast guest appears – small print runs and tv show tie-in with movie stars

#38 FATALE (Image) #1-10    Only #1 has a high price tag – has cooled at $20

#39 DJANGO UNCHAINED (DC) #1-3  1st prints sold out – movie adaptation

#40 STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS – preview to 2013 movie.  Sold out – sets sell above cover.

#41 FCBD – 52 different comics were given away on May 4th 2013 for free comic book day.  A lot of high prices realized the week of release.  All prices have now cooled but due to not being shelved properly random various issues sell well at different times.

#42 MORNING GLORIES – early issues sold out and popular back issues.

#43 BATMAN #18 / DETECTIVE #18 – Requiem death of Robin storyline sold out

#44 TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH #1-3   #1 peaked at $17 immediately but now sells for about $7.   Sets still sell

#45 THE TEST #1    One shot doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype.  This one did not even chart Top 300  low sales

#46 PILOT SEASON DECLASSIFIED #1    One shot featuring The Test also doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype

#47 THOR GOD OF THUNDER #4 (Marvel) sold out issue with 2nd printing.  Fall of Thor ?

#48 12 REASONS TO DIE (Black Mask) #1 – Ghostface Killah famous rapper presents his own comic storyline.

#49 DOCTOR WHO PRISONER OF TIME #1-4   First issues sold out and I did sell some #1′s above guide but some sellers still selling them at cover.  Variant covers sell really well on ebay when initially released!

#50 BEDLAM  #1-5   #1 had reached $10 but now is back to cover price

 

DETAILS for each TITLE with LOW PRINT RUNS of rarer books and titles

THE SIXTH GUN

256 Sixth Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 4899 2010 7
249 Sixth Gun 2 $3.99 Oni 5061 2010 7
261 Sixth Gun 3 $3.99 Oni 4105 2010 8
333 Sixth Gun 4 $3.99 Oni 3850 2010 9
298 Sixth Gun 5 $3.99 Oni 3590 2010 10
274 Sixth Gun 6 $3.99 Oni 3589 2010 11
310 Sixth Gun 7 $3.99 Oni 3360 2010 12
239 Sixth Gun 8 $3.99 Oni 3317 2011 1
282 Sixth Gun 9 $3.99 Oni 3279 2011 2
271 Sixth Gun 11 $3.99 Oni 3418 2011 4
296 Sixth Gun 15 $3.99 Oni 3403 2011 9
351 Sixth Gun 16 $3.99 Oni 3442 2011 10
329 Sixth Gun 17 $3.99 Oni 3408 2011 11
277 Sixth Gun 18 $3.99 Oni 3328 2012 1
325 Sixth Gun 19 $3.99 Oni 3183 2012 2
312 Sixth Gun 21 $3.99 Oni 3184 2012 4
343 Sixth Gun 22 $3.99 Oni 3169 2012 5
304 Sixth Gun 23 $3.99 Oni 3204 2012 6
367 Sixth Gun 24 $3.99 Oni 3122 2012 8
326 Sixth Gun 25 $3.99 Oni 3081 2012 9
366 Sixth Gun 26 $3.99 Oni 3043 2012 10
363 Sixth Gun 27 $3.99 Oni 2930 2012 12

RACHEL RISING #1-16

186 Rachel Rising 1 $3.99 Abstract 10989 2011 8
206 Rachel Rising 2 $3.99 Abstract 8189 2011 9
196 Rachel Rising 3 $3.99 Abstract 8872 2011 11
269 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4331 2011 12
241 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4737 2012 1
258 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4180 2012 1
296 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4412 2012 2
189 Rachel Rising 6 $3.99 Abstract 8399 2012 3
199 Rachel Rising 7 $3.99 Abstract 8210 2012 4
224 Rachel Rising 8 $3.99 Abstract 8103 2012 5
203 Rachel Rising 9 $3.99 Abstract 8194 2012 7
223 Rachel Rising 10 $3.99 Abstract 8330 2012 8
219 Rachel Rising 11 $3.99 Abstract 7915 2012 9
219 Rachel Rising 12 $3.99 Abstract 7987 2012 10
205 Rachel Rising 13 $3.99 Abstract 7782 2012 12

NOWHERE MEN

172 Nowhere Men 1 $2.99 Image 11815 2012 11
213 Nowhere Men 2 $2.99 Image 7368 2012 12

PETER PANZERFAUST

285 Peter Panzerfaust 1 $3.50 Image 4814 2012 2
276 Peter Panzerfaust 2 $3.50 Image 4416 2012 3
252 Peter Panzerfaust 3 $3.50 Image 5515 2012 4
292 Peter Panzerfaust 4 $3.50 Image 5177 2012 5
283 Peter Panzerfaust 5 $3.50 Image 4546 2012 7

SAGA

40 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 37641 2012 3
177 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 9641 2012 4
267 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 4484 2012 6
48 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 36885 2012 4
264 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 6252 2012 5
57 Saga 3 $2.99 Image 38895 2012 5
47 Saga 4 $2.99 Image 41143 2012 6
44 Saga 5 $2.99 Image 40556 2012 7
46 Saga 6 $2.99 Image 40584 2012 8
51 Saga 7 $2.99 Image 46971 2012 11
51 Saga 8 $2.99 Image 42324 2012 12

THE DAMNED

238 Damned 1 $3.50 Oni 2989 2006 10
294 Damned 3 $3.50 Oni 2116 2006 12
273 Damned 5 $3.50 Oni 1892 2007 3

THIEF OF THIEVES

112 Thief of Thieves 1 $2.99 Image 17877 2012 2
126 Thief of Thieves 2 $2.99 Image 14286 2012 3
135 Thief of Thieves 3 $2.99 Image 13644 2012 4
137 Thief of Thieves 4 $2.99 Image 17774 2012 5
116 Thief of Thieves 5 $2.99 Image 19833 2012 6
111 Thief of Thieves 6 $2.99 Image 19733 2012 7
139 Thief of Thieves 7 $2.99 Image 18266 2012 8
134 Thief of Thieves 8 $2.99 Image 17070 2012 9
144 Thief of Thieves 9 $2.99 Image 16645 2012 10
136 Thief of Thieves 10 $2.99 Image 16424 2012 11
132 Thief of Thieves 11 $2.99 Image 15605 2012 12

HAWKEYE

42 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 Marvel 41952 2012 8
256 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 Marvel 6394 2012 9
60 Hawkeye 2 $2.99 Marvel 33563 2012 9
69 Hawkeye 3 $2.99 Marvel 35403 2012 10
66 Hawkeye 4 $2.99 Marvel 34208 2012 11
61 Hawkeye 5 $2.99 Marvel 34385 2012 12
65 Hawkeye 6 $2.99 Marvel 33440 2012 12

THE WALKING DEAD

30 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 55710 2012 6
264 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 6472 2012 8
1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7
117 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 21987 2012 8
31 Walking Dead 101 $2.99 Image 51732 2012 8
24 Walking Dead 102 $2.99 Image 53337 2012 9
9 Walking Dead 103 $2.99 Image 74378 2012 10
35 Walking Dead 104 $2.99 Image 57456 2012 11
28 Walking Dead 105 $2.99 Image 57781 2012 12
70 Walking Dead 100 Chromium Ed. $9.99 Image 30969 2012 7

THE ACTIVITY

253 Activity 1 $3.50 Image 5269 2011 12
270 Activity 2 $3.50 Image 3512 2012 1

PILOT SEASON DECLASSIFIED

292 Pilot Season Declassified 2011 One Shot $1.00 Image 3462 2011 9

REVIVAL

120 Revival 1 $2.99 Image 18039 2012 7
198 Revival 2 $2.99 Image 10486 2012 8
153 Revival 3 $2.99 Image 13943 2012 9
155 Revival 4 $2.99 Image 15251 2012 10
154 Revival 5 $2.99 Image 14098 2012 11

MIND MGMT

262 Mind Mgmt 0 $2.99 Dark Horse 5526 2012 11
236 Mind Mgmt 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7537 2012 5
266 Mind Mgmt 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 5566 2012 7
292 Mind Mgmt 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 5579 2012 8
286 Mind Mgmt 5 $3.99 Dark Horse 5017 2012 9

MANHATTAN PROJECTS

102 Manhattan Projects 1 $3.50 Image 17955 2012 3
121 Manhattan Projects 2 $3.50 Image 15697 2012 4
136 Manhattan Projects 3 $3.50 Image 18001 2012 5
124 Manhattan Projects 4 $3.50 Image 18544 2012 6
117 Manhattan Projects 5 $3.50 Image 18398 2012 7
127 Manhattan Projects 6 $3.50 Image 17981 2012 9
127 Manhattan Projects 7 $3.50 Image 17543 2012 11
113 Manhattan Projects 8 $3.50 Image 17028 2012 12
262 Manhattan Projects 1 rep $3.50 Image 5213 2012 4

FATALE

90 Fatale 1 $3.50 Image 20515 2012 1
100 Fatale 2 $3.50 Image 20315 2012 2
89 Fatale 3 $3.50 Image 20222 2012 3
90 Fatale 4 $3.50 Image 22804 2012 4
114 Fatale 5 $3.50 Image 22484 2012 5
105 Fatale 6 $3.50 Image 21828 2012 6
121 Fatale 7 $3.50 Image 21369 2012 8
122 Fatale 8 $3.50 Image 20542 2012 10
129 Fatale 9 $3.50 Image 19345 2012 10
118 Fatale 10 $3.50 Image 18819 2012 11
111 Fatale 11 $3.50 Image 18055 2012 12
270 Fatale 1 rep $3.50 Image 5506 2012 2

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

29 Amazing Spider-Man 697 $3.99 Marvel 59872 2012 11
13 Amazing Spider-Man 698 $3.99 Marvel 81342 2012 11
14 Amazing Spider-Man 699 $3.99 Marvel 74904 2012 12
18 Amazing Spider-Man 699.1 $2.99 Marvel 66245 2012 12
1 Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12

BEDLAM

110 Bedlam 1 $3.50 Image 22736 2012 10
120 Bedlam 2 $3.50 Image 18583 2012 11
291 Bedlam 1 rep $3.50 Image 4567 2012 11

 

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com  for the initial Diamond sales figures data – see complete monthly Diamond sales chart and more stats at this 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 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

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This week for the first time in a long while, the InvestComics Hot Picks sees no regular issue numbers appear. Only number one issues this week fans, oh and one zero issue. Let’s jump right in.

First and foremost, personal friend and big supporter of InvestComics, colorist Jeff Balke will be displaying his amazing work in Asylum (2013 Storm King) #1 coming out this week. I learned about this book about a year ago and have seen the progression of a fantastic comic. This is some of Jeff’s finest work to date. Mr. Balke was tapped recently to be a guest speaker at the University of Texas Arlington! Yes Jeff is boss. If you ever see him at your local comic convention, be sure to stop by and say hello to him and to Brandon. Two of the finest people you will ever meet at a show. If you want to check out everything Jeff Balke, click right HERE to jump to his website. I’m not just saying this because he’s a friend of mine, but Jeff Balke is one of the top colorist in the industry today. Take a look at his work and judge for yourself, you will arrive to the same conclusion I did years ago. This guy rocks! You know what else rocks? “John Carpenter’s” Asylum #1; written by the one and only Bruce Jones, with beautiful artwork by Leonardo Manco. Pick this comic up fans, it’s a winner!

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Marvel Comics gives fans a $7.99 reprint comic this week called Captain Universe The Hero Who Could Be You (2013) #1. Captain Universe? Really? Okay cool…. we’re in! The comic covers at least seven different comics that the Cap has appeared in. You probably could get all seven issues out of some 50 cent long box, but who would want to go through that trouble right? So what’s the next best thing? What does this comic NOT cover? How about Captain Uni’s first appearance? Well lucky you have us right? Look for Micronauts #8 (1979). This once very hot series was at the forefront of many collectors’ pull list. With creator names like Michael Golden, Bob McLeod, and Bill Mantlo attached, it’s easy to know why now. Here’s the scoop with this comic, the Micronauts #8 issue. The CGC censes only has 33of these bad boys graded. That’s not a bad number right? Well with good, some bad sorry. Out of the 33 graded, 15 sit on the 9.8 scale. That’s a bit top heavy for only 33 books you may say. A couple of things to point out though, what if there are not that many 9.8’s left sitting out there? With the Marvel cosmic movies about to take center stage in the third phase (Yes the third phase will include the cosmic universe folks, you do know that right?) Who is to say that Captain Universe won’t be a part of it?? I personally will be adding this comic to my collection, because for a mere $9 book, it could pay large dividends down the line. Micronauts #8 is a comic you buy now and hold on to it for a while. Don’t expect anything big, until maybe Marvel announces Captain Universe will be a player on the big screen. And if none of this ever come to fruition, well then you have a nice first appearance to add to your collection from the creator’s mentioned earlier for only $9.

Staying on topic with legendary names like Golden, Mantlo, McLeod, Jones, and Carpenter, we also get Clive Barker into the mix this week. Check out New Genesis (2013 Boom) #1 and witness the new original series from Clive Barker that has nothing to do with Hellraiser. There is a limited signed edition (variant) and painted cover by Mr. Barker himself. See if you can get your hands on that. It’s a rare thing to get a signed comic from one of the masters of horror like Clive.

DC Comics has a bunch of number one issues to check out this week. There are six here on the InvestComics Hot Picks to be exact, 4 of which are annuals. One number one issue is a standout, but the quick list of annuals are: Red Hood and the Outlaws (2011) Annual #1, Batman The Dark Knight (2011 2nd Series) Annual #1, Earth 2 (2012 DC) Annual #1 (New Batman Earth 2 debut!), and Catwoman (2011 4th Series) Annual #1. Adventures of Superman (2013) 2nd Series #1 round’s out five number one issues. Whew, that’s a lot huh? There is that ONE number one issue that you will need to get before it flies off the shelf. Wake (2013 DC) #1 written by Scott Snyder, this all new story will touch on horror, discovery, and the birth of human life. Yes Scott, we will buy, read and watch the demand go up in the aftermarket for this comic. True story, you’ll see.

Marvel Comics offers up the first ALL woman X-Men team book in X-Men (2013) 3rd Series #1. An all-female team in an X-“MEN” #1 comic, hmmm………female postal workers are called mail persons, not mailmen right? Just saying.

And wrapping thing up with our free-for-all number one issues this week are; Westwood Witches (2013 Amigo) #1 (don’t sleep on this one), King Conan Hour of the Dragon (2013 Dark Horse) #1, Adventure Time (2012 Kaboom) Annual #1 (remember what happened with the first issue of this series, won’t happen here though, but still a buy nonetheless), Realm Knights (2013 Zenescope) #1, and the lone zero issue from our friends at Action Lab Comics Pirate Eye Pirates Life (2013 Action Lab) #0!

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Have a great week. Invest wisely.

Jay Katz

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ALL OR NOTHING – AGE OF ULTRON #10A.I. First Look

Marvel sent InvestComics a first look at AOU #10A.I. Scroll through the images below!

It’s the hit comic book event of the spring, and this June – get your first look at the monumental fallout from Age Of Ultron in Age Of Ultron #10A.I.! From  Eisner Award winning writer Mark Waid & red-hot artist Andre Araujo, founding Avenger Hank Pym, stands at a crossroads! Faced with a dilemma only he can solve, Pym must gamble his past AND his future! By the end of this issue, one of the smartest men in the Marvel Universe will have an entirely new role, but will he have been redeemed?  So what are you waiting for? A whole new world is about to be unveiled following the end of Age Of Ultron #10! Head on over to your local comic shop and reserve a copy of Age Of Ultron #10A.I – TODAY!

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SINISTER DEXTER Comes to IDW!

SINISTER DEXTER Comes to IDW!

2000 AD’s Deadly Duo Finally Comes to America!

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San Diego, CA (May 24, 2013) –It was announced today that the exploits of 2000 AD’s Finnigan “Finny” Sinister and Ramone “Ray” Dexter will be hitting American shores when the long-running world of SINISTER DEXTER is reprinted by IDW in 2014! The pair of futuristic “gun sharks”—read: hit men—will be roaring in hot from Downlode, the European mega-city they call home, and they’ll be bringing an unbelievable cast of characters with them! From the original stories written by Dan Abnett and drawn by Andy Clarke, SINISTER DEXTER chronicles a vibrant, madcap world of futuristic intrigue and action. Deadly ninjas, acrobatic flying car chases, shape-shifting robot assassins, a devious Yakuza? All in a day’s work, dear reader. All in a day’s work.
 
‘”With its deft mix of black comedy and gritty urban action, the exploits of Sinister Dexter have remained a popular mainstay in 2000 AD for the past 17 years,” said 2000 AD’s Editor-in-Chief Matt Smith. “With IDW reprinting a selection of their tales, I hope a whole new audience is going to enjoy meeting the gun-lovin’ criminals.”
 
“I’m happy to expand our relationship 2000 AD,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. “It’s been a pleasure working with the guys there, and even moreso because the books that we’re producing together are such fun things to expose to this market in an even grander way. Abnett and Clarke’s Sinister Dexter stories are gritty, crazy, and action-packed bursts of adrenaline and I can’t wait to set them loose among American comic readers.”
 
“IDW have demonstrated a real passion for 2000 AD’s stories and we’re delighted to develop our relationship with them further,” said Ben Smith, Publishing Manager for 2000 AD and Rebellion. “It’s fantastic to see the amazing work of two such significant creators as Dan and Andy set to reach even more readers.”
 
While specific plans have yet to be announced, it’s certain that between the thousands of pages of explosively excellent material, there are more than a few worthwhile collections to be had!

About IDW
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; HBO’s True Blood; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Warner Brothers and Barry Sonnenfeld are attached to adapt LORE into a feature film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, with Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.

About 2000 AD and Rebellion

2000 AD is the Eisner-nominated, multi-award winning 32 page, British weekly anthology – an explosive cocktail of sci-fi and fantasy, infused with irony and wry black humour. Home of iconic characters such as Judge Dredd, Halo Jones, Strontium Dog and Rogue Trooper, over the last 35 years it has launched the careers of some of the top names in global comics, including Alan Moore, Mark Millar, Grant Morrison, Brian Bolland, Steve Dillon, Jock, and Peter Milligan.
 
2000 AD, its monthly sister publication The Judge Dredd Megazine, and its extensive range of graphic novels are available to buy online, through a dedicated iPad app, from major magazine retailers in the UK and Europe, and from all good comic stores in the US.

DC COMICS/SEARS present MAN OF STEEL DAY June 12th

Sears® Sponsors Free SUPERMAN Comic Book for Fans Awaiting Upcoming Blockbuster Release

In celebration of the summer’s most eagerly anticipated film, DC Entertainment is partnering with comic book retailers and bookstores across America to declare Wednesday, June 12 MAN OF STEEL DAY, ahead of the film’s wide release on Friday, June 14. Sponsored by Sears, those visiting their local comic book retailers on MAN OF STEEL DAY will receive a free copy of ALL STAR SUPERMAN #1 SPECIAL EDITION comic book by Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly.
In addition to the free comic, DC Entertainment has partnered with Warner Bros. to provide comic shops with various MAN OF STEEL promotional posters and bags to get fans geared up for the film’s release.
Fans who visit comic stores on MAN OF STEEL DAY can also purchase the first issue of red-hot new comic series, SUPERMAN UNCHAINED, from bestselling creators Scott Snyder and Jim Lee. The series promises to elevate the already high-flying hero to new heights as he faces off against foes familiar and new. SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1 includes a bonus two-sided, tipped-in poster measuring approximately 11” x 18” that can be easily removed for display.
“Comic fans and moviegoers have made it very clear that they are eagerly awaiting the arrival of MAN OF STEEL in theaters and we’re excited to offer our retailer partners a chance to celebrate the occasion and tap into fan’s enthusiasm,” stated John Cunningham, vice president of marketing, DC Entertainment.
Also available at comic retail locations is DC Collectibles’ all-new line of 12” MAN OF STEEL statues that capture the film’s characters, Superman, Jor El, Zod and Faora, in stunning, highly-realistic likenesses. The line is already a top seller for DC Collectibles, further demonstrating retailer and fan excitement for MAN OF STEEL.
Continuing the celebration around the film’s release, DC Entertainment has partnered with Random House to bring MAN OF STEEL to libraries across the U.S. on Saturday, June 15.  More than 1,000 local libraries will offer visitors buttons, bookmarks and Superman comics.
On the digital front, ALL STAR SUPERMAN #1 will also be available for free download, courtesy of Sears, and the “Superman 201” digital comics sale kicks off on June 12 at www.readdcentertainment.com, the DC Comics app, and all digital platforms (comiXology, Kindle, iBookstore, Nook). The sale offers hundreds of acclaimed Superman titles like SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW by Brian Azzarello and Jim Lee, SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT by Mark Waid and Leinil Yu – all for $.99 each.

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About MAN OF STEEL From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes MAN OF STEEL, starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, under the direction of Zack Snyder.  MAN OF STEEL is produced by Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder.  The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer and Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and published by DC Entertainment.  Thomas Tull, Lloyd Phillips and Jon Peters are serving as executive producers.  The film is slated for release beginning June 14, 2013 and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

SURVIVAL AT ALL COSTS IN SHELTERED

New Image Comics series set in the world of doomsday “preppers”

The founders of the survivalist colony Safe Haven are sure that the end of civilization is at hand. Economic collapse, natural disaster, civil war — they’re prepared for it all in their underground compound deep in the woods of America’s northeast. But, in SHELTERED, the new series from Image Comics by Ed Brisson (COMEBACK) and Johnnie Christmas, the threat to their existence comes from a source they never expected: their own children.

Coming in July, SHELTERED follows the consequences after Safe Haven’s younger generation, raised in paranoia and isolation, rebel against their parents and take over the compound. Two leaders emerge from the rebellion: the teenagers Lucas, who led the revolt,  and Victoria, who leads another group of kids in their escape. With Victoria set to expose Safe Haven, Lucas and his faction are determined to hunt her and her group down before they reach the nearest town, forty miles away through dangerous wilderness.

The idea for SHELTERED grew out of Brisson’s interest in end-of-world scenarios. “Initially, I was researching preppers — people who are actively preparing for natural disasters, nuclear war, societal breakdown — to get and idea of how people would be able to survive any of the above,” said the writer. “My initial idea was to do a post-apocalyptic story. Through my research, I started to get obsessed with the culture — from the outside! I don’t own a bunker! — and how it would affect children raised in that sort of environment.”

With the art, Christmas strives to capture the isolation of the setting and the individuality of each character. “We’re going to be facing down the apocalypse with these people, it’s important to really get a sense of who they are and what they’re capable of,” he said. “These kids aren’t even out of high school, but they are probably the most prepared folks on earth, when it comes to riding out the end of the world.”

SHELTERED is a full-color comic book, with a five-issue first arc. Its first issue can be pre-ordered now (Diamond code MAY130408) and will be in stores on July 10, 2013. A four-page preview is up now at Multiversity Comics.

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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.

Bravoman™ Animated Series Launches Today

NAMCO BANDAI Games celebrates Bravoman’s 25th anniversary with new action comedy webtoon series
TOKYO, JAPAN – May 20, 2013 – NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., a subsidiary of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc. (TYO: 7832), announced today the release of the first episode of the BRAVOMAN™ animated series. Produced under the supervision of NAMCO BANDAI Games’ ShiftyLook project, BRAVOMAN™ stars Emmy® award winner Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs), Annie award nominee Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad) and Romi Dames (Winx Club). All episodes will be released free of charge on ShiftyLook’s YouTube channel and on the ShiftyLook website. For the latest information, visit ShiftyLook.com.
“Today is an historic day in the super-unequaled legacy of perhaps maybe the greatest video game character ever – Bravoman,” said Rob Pereyda, NAMCO BANDAI Games’ ShiftyLook Producer and Editor-in-Chief. “We are excited that just as he turns 25, a whole new generation of fans gets to see his adventures.”
BRAVOMAN™ quick facts:
Episode Titles:
The Beginning and End of Bravoman
Perky Princess of Pointy Peril
Couch of Doom
Watching From the Shadows
Boss Bash
Laser Mummies From Beyond the Moon
Directors: Jim Zub, Rob Pereyda
Animation Director: Murray Bain
Writers: Matt Moylan, Jim Zub
Producers: Rob Pereyda, Jim Zub
Executive Producers: Shin Unozawa, Shigetaka Kurita
Co-Producers: Yutaro Ikegaya, Erik Ko
Associate Producer: Ash Paulsen
Character Designer: Dax Gordine
Animation Production: Copernicus Studios
Score, Sound Effects and Final Mix: Tommy Pedrini
Theme Song: Randy Rogel (performed by Rob Paulsen)
Ending Song: Sparkles* (performed by Area 11)
Bravoman, Alpha Man and additional voices: Rob Paulsen
Doctor Bomb, Anti Bravo and additional voices: Dee Bradley Baker
Waya Hime and additional voices: Romi Dames
BRAVOMAN™ releases on Mondays at 12:00AM Pacific Daylight Time / 4:00PM Japan Standard Time on ShiftyLook’s YouTube channel and on its own website.
For additional updates and exclusive information, follow ShiftyLook on Twitter (@ShiftyLook), Facebook (fb.com/ShiftyLook) and YouTube (http://youtube.com/user/shiftylooknbgi).
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NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., a part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive contents – including all major video game consoles, amusement machines (arcade products) and network platforms such as mobile and online. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, Tekken®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®. More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/english/.

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In this month’s InvestComics Newsletter, released last week, every subscriber got to see the very first InvestComics Publications cover to The Dawning #1. If you missed it, here it is in its full glory…..

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So do you like it? We love it! David Whalen (artist/writer) on the book has outdone himself, a spectacular way to introduce the world to the first published work under the IC Publications banner. If you want to get exclusive news like this and more to come, be sure to sign up to the newsletter and not miss anything! The signup is either at the end of this article or on the front page of the website.

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This week in the InvestComics Hot Picks we have a combination of 9 number one issues/zero issues. But before we get to that, a comic book run like no other is coming to close to much of the dismay of many fanboys. Geoff Johns will end his run on Green Lantern this week with a double sized issue. Green Lantern (2011 4th Series) #20 will be the issue that every fan will be talking about this coming Wednesday. The only thing we ponder is, why the hefty $7.99 price tag? Ouch. Granted a double sized, but throw a bone here will ya? Anyway, DC played it smart here because they will in fact get their $7.99 being that it’s the climatic final issue of Geoff’s run so kudos to them! (We’re in business here kids, don’t kid yourselves). So with the ending so near, InvestComics went searching for a beginning…..Geoff Johns first Green Lantern work. Well, you’d have to go all the way back to a backup story in 1999’s Green Lantern Secret Files #2. The backup story is called “Lost Pages: Haunting.” He wrote the backup that featured only one Lantern; Hal Jordan. So there you have it, the first and the last. The man single handedly responsible for the “Rebirth” of a character that was in the doldrums since the creative team of Neal Adams/Dennis O’Neil. He was also responsible  for the launching of a Green Lantern movie. So, want to cash in on this? Buy the final issue, couple that with the GL Secret Files #2 and bam! You’re welcome.

With the hit television series Arrow bringing its season finale to the table, It’s only fitting that Arrow (2012 DC) #7 this week brings one of his main adversary’s front and center. The origin of Deathstroke will be revealed. A cult favorite, Deathstroke is a breakout character that seems poised for the big screen someday. When this happens, probably not an IF here, but when it does, be sure to have your paws on The New Teen Titans #2 (1980). Already a collector’s book, this will continue to rise as the years pass us by. It will explode once he makes his appearance on the big screen. The New Teen Titans #2 comic appeared more than 8 years ago in the InvestComics magazine as a solid buy. This still hold true for today.

Ultimate Wolverine (2013) #4 will introduce a new villain, as Wolverine & Cap fight a villain “unlike anything we’ve seen.” In A Plus X (2012 Marvel Now) #8. Journey into Mystery (2011 3rd Series) #652 will bring back Beta Ray Bill!

Two sleeper issues coming at us this Wednesday. Deep Sea (2013 Dark Horse) #0 from the creative team of Jimmy Palimiotti and Justin Gray and Green Team (2013 DC) #1. Green Team looks like a very interesting read, definitely need to check that out.

Mike Mignola’s creation; Buster Oakley will star in Lobster Johnson Satan Smells A Rat (2013 Dark Horse) #0. Buster’s first appearance was in Hellboy: Box Full of Evil #1 (1999). Our friend Tom Mumme along with Blue Juice publishing bring Accelerators (2013 Blue Juice) #1 this Wednesday. Must check that out.

Rounding out the week (in no particular order) of MUST looks/reads/have’s; Solid State Tank Girl (2013 Titan) #1, Bounce (2013 Image) #1, DMC Devil May Cry Vergil Chronicles (2013 Titan) #1, Sex (2013 Image) #3, Half Past Danger (2013 IDW) #1, Jirni (2013 Aspen) #2, Akaneiro (2013 Dark Horse) #1, and Werewolves Hunger (2013 Zenescope) #1.

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Jay Katz

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HORROR Comics Golden Age Checklist (1945-1962)

Here is a list of every Horror comic published in USA before 1962 that I have personally compiled at hoknes@hotmail.com

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ACE COMICS – HAND OF FATE (1951) 19 ISSUES
ACE COMICS – SUPER-MYSTERY COMICS (1948-1949) VOL 7 #6 and VOL 8 #5
ACE COMICS – THE BEYOND (1950) 30 ISSUES
ACE COMICS – WEB OF MYSTERY (1951) 29 ISSUES
AJAX-FARRELL – FANTASTIC FEARS (1953) 9 ISSUES
AJAX-FARRELL – HAUNTED THRILLS (1952) 18 ISSUES
AJAX-FARRELL – MIDNIGHT (1957) 6 ISSUES
AJAX-FARRELL – STRANGE (1957) 6 ISSUES
AJAX-FARRELL – STRANGE FANTASY (1952) 14 ISSUES
AJAX-FARRELL – VOODOO (1952) 19 ISSUES
AJAX-FARRELL – VOODOO ANNUAL (1952) 1 ISSUE
AMERICAN COMICS GROUP – ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN (1948) 174 ISSUES
AMERICAN COMICS GROUP – FORBIDDEN WORLDS (1951) 145 ISSUES
AMERICAN COMICS GROUP – MIDNIGHT MYSTERY (1961) 7 ISSUES
AMERICAN COMICS GROUP – OUT OF THE NIGHT (1952) 17 ISSUES
AMERICAN COMICS GROUP – SKELETON HAND IN SECRETS OF THE SUPERNATURAL (1952) 6 ISSUES
AMERICAN COMICS GROUP – THE CLUTCHING HAND (1954) 1 ISSUE
AMERICAN COMICS GROUP – UNKNOWN WORLDS (1960) 57 ISSUES
ARCHIE – TALES CALCULATED TO DRIVE YOU BATS (1961) 7 ISSUES
ATLAS – ADVENTURE INTO MYSTERY (1956) 8 ISSUES
ATLAS – ADVENTURES INTO TERROR (1950) 2 ISSUES
ATLAS – ADVENTURES INTO TERROR (1951) 29 ISSUES
ATLAS – ADVENTURES INTO WEIRD WORLDS (1952) 30 ISSUES
ATLAS – AMAZING MYSTERIES (1949) 2 ISSUES
ATLAS – ASTONISHING (1951) 61 ISSUES
ATLAS – CAPTAIN AMERICA’S WEIRD TALES (1949) 2 ISSUES
ATLAS – COMPLETE MYSTERY (1948) 1 ISSUE  #3
ATLAS – JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) 82 ISSUES
ATLAS – JOURNEY INTO UNKNOWN WORLDS (1951) 56 ISSUES
ATLAS – MARVEL TALES (1949) 67 ISSUES
ATLAS – MENACE (1953) 11 ISSUES
ATLAS – MEN’S ADVENTURES (1952) 6 of the ISSUES #21-26
ATLAS – MYSTERY TALES (1952) 54 ISSUES
ATLAS – MYSTIC (1951) 61 ISSUES
ATLAS – MYSTICAL TALES (1956) 8 ISSUES
ATLAS – SPACE WORLDS (1952) 1 ISSUE
ATLAS – SPELLBOUND (1952) 34 ISSUES
ATLAS – STRANGE STORIES OF SUSPENSE (1955) 12 ISSUES
ATLAS – STRANGE TALES (1951) 100 ISSUES
ATLAS – STRANGE TALES OF THE UNUSUAL (1955) 11 ISSUES
ATLAS – STRANGE WORLDS (1958) 5 ISSUES
ATLAS – SUSPENSE (1949) 29 ISSUES
ATLAS – UNCANNY TALES (1952) 56 ISSUES
ATLAS – WORLD OF FANTASY (1956) 19 ISSUES
ATLAS – WORLD OF MYSTERY (1956) 7 ISSUES
ATLAS – WORLD OF SUSPENSE (1956) 8 ISSUES
ATLAS – YELLOW CLAW (1956) 4 ISSUES
AVON – CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD (1952) 1 ISSUE
AVON – DIARY OF HORROR (1952) 1 ISSUE
AVON – EERIE (1947) 1 ISSUE
AVON – EERIE (1951) 17 ISSUES
AVON – NIGHT OF MYSTERY (1953) 1 ISSUE
AVON – PHANTOM WITCH DOCTOR (1952) 1 ISSUE
AVON – SECRET DIARY OF EERIE ADVENTURES (1953) 1 ISSUE
AVON – THE DEAD WHO WALK (1952) 1 ISSUE
AVON – WITCHCRAFT (1952) 6 ISSUES
BAILY PUBLICATIONS / STAR – SPOOK COMICS (1946) 1 ISSUE
CHARLTON – STRANGE SUSPENSE STORIES (1954) 7 ISSUES
CHARLTON – STRANGE SUSPENSE STORIES (1955) 51 ISSUES
CHARLTON – TALES OF THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER (1956) 13 ISSUES
CHARLTON – THE THING (1952) 17 ISSUES
CHARLTON – THIS MAGAZINE IS HAUNTED (1952) 7 ISSUES
CHARLTON – THIS MAGAZINE IS HAUNTED (1957) 5 ISSUES
CHARLTON – UNUSUAL TALES (1955) 49 ISSUES
COMIC MEDIA – HORRIFIC (1952) 13 ISSUES
COMIC MEDIA – WEIRD TERROR (1952) 13 ISSUES
DC – HOUSE OF MYSTERY (1951) 324 ISSUES
DC – HOUSE OF SECRETS (1956) 80 ISSUES
DC – PHANTOM STRANGER (1952) 6 ISSUES
DC – SENSATION MYSTERY (1952) 7 ISSUES
DC – STAR SPANGLED STORIES (1951) 9 ISSUES (#122-130)
DC – TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED (1956) 104 ISSUES
DELL – DRACULA (1962) 7 ISSUES
DELL – GHOST STORIES (1962) 37 ISSUES
DELL – TALES FROM THE TOMB (1962) 1 ISSUE
DELL – THE TWILIGHT ZONE (1962) 2 ISSUES
EC – CRIME SUSPENSTORIES (1950) 27 ISSUES
EC – CRYPT OF TERROR (1950) 3 ISSUES
EC – HAUNT OF FEAR (1950) 28 ISSUES
EC – SHOCKING SUSPENSTORIES (1952) 18 ISSUES
EC – TALES FROM THE CRYPT (1950) 27 ISSUES
EC – TALES OF TERROR (1951) 3 ISSUES
EC – TERROR ILLUSTRATED (1955) 2 ISSUES
EC – THREE DIMENSION TALES FROM THE CRYPT OF TERROR (1954) 1 ISSUE
EC – VAULT OF HORROR (1950) 29 ISSUES
EC – WAR AGAINST CRIME (1950) 2 ISSUES
EC – WEIRD FANTASY (1950) 5 ISSUES
EC – WEIRD FANTASY (1951) 17 ISSUES
EC- THREE DIMENSIONAL EC CLASSICS (1954) 1 ISSUE
FAGO PUBLICATIONS – TENSE SUSPENSE (1958) 2 ISSUES
FAWCETT – BEWARE! TERROR TALES (1952) 8 ISSUES
FAWCETT – STRANGE STORIES FROM ANOTHER WORLD (1952) 4 ISSUES
FAWCETT – STRANGE SUSPENSE STORIES (1952) 5 ISSUES
FAWCETT – THIS MAGAZINE IS HAUNTED (1951) 14 ISSUES
FAWCETT – UNKNOWN WORLD (1952) 1 ISSUE
FAWCETT – WORLDS BEYOND (1951) 1 ISSUE
FAWCETT – WORLDS OF FEAR (1952) 9 ISSUES
FICTION HOUSE – GHOST (1951)  11 ISSUES
FICTION HOUSE – MONSTER (1953) 2 ISSUES
GILBERTON – CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED (1943) #13 18 26 29 40 41 153
GOLD KEY – BORIS KARLOFF THRILLER (1962) 2 ISSUES
GOLD KEY – TWILIGHT ZONE (1962) 100 ISSUES
HARVEY – BLACK CAT MYSTERY (1951) 39 ISSUES
HARVEY – CHAMBER OF CHILLS MAGAZINE (1951) 26 ISSUES
HARVEY – MAN IN BLACK (1957) 4 ISSUES
HARVEY – TOMB OF TERROR (1952) 16 ISSUES
HARVEY – WITCHES TALES (1951)  28 ISSUES
HASTINGS ASSOCIATES – EERIE TALES (1959) 1 ISSUE
HILLMAN – MONSTER CRIME COMICS (1952) 1 ISSUE
I.W. – STRANGE MYSTERIES (1958) 1 ISSUE
I.W.  – EERIE (1958) 3 ISSUES
KEY – PRIZE MYSTERY (1955) 3 ISSUES
KEY – WEIRD CHILLS (1954) 3 ISSUES
KEY (ARAGON PUBL.) – WEIRD TALES OF THE FUTURE (1953) 4 ISSUES
KEY (GILMOR PUBLICATIONS) – WEIRD MYSTERIES (1952) 12 ISSUES
KEY (GILMORE MAGAZINES) – CLIMAX (1955) 2 ISSUES
KEY (MR PUBL.) – MISTER MYSTERY (1951) 18 ISSUES
KEY (SPM PUBLICATIONS) – WEIRD TALES OF THE FUTURE (1952) 4 ISSUES
LEV GLEASON – SPOOKY MYSTERIES (1946) 1 ISSUE
MARVEL – AMAZING ADULT FANTASY (1961) 8 ISSUES
MARVEL – AMAZING ADVENTURES (1961) 6 ISSUES
MARVEL – TALES OF SUSPENSE (1959) 38 ISSUES
MARVEL – TALES TO ASTONISH (1959) 33 ISSUES
MASTER – DARK MYSTERIES (1951) 24 ISSUES
MERIT – SECRET MYSTERIES (1955) 4 ISSUES
P.L. PUBLISHING – WEIRD ADVENTURES (1951) 3 ISSUES
PASTIME PUBLICATIONS – WEIRD MYSTERIES MAGAZINE (1959) 1 ISSUE
PREMIER MAGAZINES – HORROR FROM THE TOMB (1954) 1 ISSUE
PRIZE – BLACK MAGIC (1950) 50 ISSUES
PRIZE – FRANKENSTEIN (1945) 33 ISSUES
PRIZE – STRANGE WORLD OF YOUR DREAMS (1952) 4 ISSUES
QUALITY – INTRIGUE (1955) 1 ISSUE
QUALITY – WEB OF EVIL (1952) 21 ISSUES
RIBAGE (TROJAN MAGAZINES) – CRIME MYSTERIES (1952) 15 ISSUES
ST. JOHN – AMAZING GHOST STORIES (1954)  3 ISSUES
ST. JOHN – DO YOU BELIEVE IN NIGHTMARES (1957) 2 ISSUES
ST. JOHN – HOUSE OF TERROR (1952) 1 ISSUE
ST. JOHN – NIGHTMARE (1952) 1 ISSUE
ST. JOHN – NIGHTMARE (1953) 4 ISSUES
ST. JOHN – STRANGE TERRORS (1952) 7 ISSUES
ST. JOHN – WEIRD HORRORS (1952) 9 ISSUES
STANDARD – ADVENTURES INTO DARKNESS (1952) 10 ISSUES
STANDARD – OUT OF THE SHADOWS (1952) 10 ISSUES
STANDARD – THE UNSEEN (1952) 11 ISSUES
STAR PUBLICATIONS – BLUE BOLT (1949) 9 ISSUES
STAR PUBLICATIONS – BLUE BOLT WEIRD TALES OF TERROR (1951)  9 ISSUES
STAR PUBLICATIONS – GHOSTLY WEIRD STORIES (1953) 5 ISSUES
STAR PUBLICATIONS – SHOCK DETECTIVE CASES (1952) 2 ISSUES
STAR PUBLICATIONS – SHOCKING MYSTERY CASES (1952) 11 ISSUES
STAR PUBLICATIONS – SPOOK (1953) 9 ISSUES
STAR PUBLICATIONS – STARTLING TERROR TALES (1952) 5 ISSUES
STAR PUBLICATIONS – STARTLING TERROR TALES (1953) 8 ISSUES
STAR PUBLICATIONS – TERRIFYING TALES (1953) 5 ISSUES
STAR PUBLICATIONS – THE HORRORS (1953) 1 ISSUE
STEINWAY – DARK SHADOWS (1957) 3 ISSUES
STEINWAY – STRANGE JOURNEY (1957) 4 ISSUES
STERLING – SURPRISE ADVENTURES (1955) 3 ISSUES
STERLING – THE TORMENTED (1954) 2 ISSUES
STORY COMICS – MYSTERIOUS ADVENTURES (1951) 25 ISSUES
STREET AND SMITH – GHOST BREAKERS (1948) 2 ISSUES
SUPERIOR PUBLISHERS – HAUNT OF FEAR (1950) 13 ISSUES
SUPERIOR PUBLISHERS – JOURNEY INTO FEAR (1951) 21 ISSUES
SUPERIOR PUBLISHERS – MONSTER (1953) 1 ISSUE
SUPERIOR PUBLISHERS – MYSTERIES (1953) 11 ISSUES
SUPERIOR PUBLISHERS – STRANGE MYSTERIES (1951) 21 ISSUES
SUPERIOR PUBLISHERS – TALES FROM THE CRYPT (1950) 13 ISSUES
SUPERIOR PUBLISHERS – TALES OF TERROR (1952) 4 ISSUES
SUPERIOR PUBLISHERS – VAULT OF HORROR (1951) 12 ISSUES
SUPERIOR PUBLISHERS – WEIRD SUSPENSTORIES (1950) 5 ISSUES
TOBY – TALES OF HORROR (1952)  13 ISSUES
TOBY – TALES OF TERROR (1953) 1 ISSUE
TOBY – THE PURPLE CLAW (1953) 3 ISSUES
TOYTOWN PUB / ORBIT – WANTED COMICS (1950) 32 33 50
TRANS-WORLD PUBLICATIONS – MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER COMICS (1948) 1 ISSUE
TROJAN – BEWARE (1953) 11 ISSUES
TROJAN – BEWARE (1953) 4 ISSUES
YOUTHFUL – BEWARE (1952) 3 ISSUES
YOUTHFUL – CHILLING TALES (1952) 5 ISSUES
ZIFF-DAVIS – EERIE ADVENTURES (1951) 1 ISSUE
ZIFF-DAVIS – NIGHTMARE (1952) 2 ISSUES
ZIFF-DAVIS – WEIRD ADVENTURES (1951) 1 ISSUE
ZIFF-DAVIS – WEIRD THRILLERS (1951) 5 ISSUES

 

The entire list can be found sorted with all Overstreet Price Guide values for each condition in this latest book in my series called INVESTING IN COMIC BOOKS found at our site www.HoknesComics.com

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 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

DOES IT PAY TO SELL COMICS ON EBAY ?

Ebay is the greatest and easiest place online to sell collectibles

BUT

can you make any money doing it ?

EbaySales

Here are some examples at different price levels of what it really costs to sell on ebay!!

EBAY & PAYPAL FEES – SELLING A  $2.99 ITEM !
List an item for $2.99 plus $2.50 shipping – here is what you actually get from your sale
Ebay charges you $0.25 to list the auction = $0.25 to ebay
Ebay takes 13% of commission of the $2.99 = $0.39 to ebay
Ebay also takes 9% commission off your shipping charge EVEN if you charge exact shipping rate at post office = $.23 to ebay
Customers pay through Paypal whom gets a flat rate of $0.30 plus a further 3% rate of the full $5.50 amount which is $0.17 + $0.30 = $0.47.   (If shipping outside North America Paypal takes another 1%)

So in total you had to charge $5.49 for your item = Ebay/Paypal take $1.34 if this amount plus you have to pay the $2.50 at post office for a total of $3.84 costs you do not see.

The amount left is $1.66
So you get $1.66 minus the cost of what you paid for the item in the first place. Let’s hope you didnt pay more than $1.66 !

Your ebay costs were 45% of listing price !

Also if you spent any money on packing materials (box,tape,envelopes,gas) that also has to be included into your original shipping cost or you are losing even more money!        What about your time ?

EBAY & PAYPAL FEES – SELLING A  $5.00 ITEM !
List an item for $5.00 plus $2.50 shipping – here is what you actually get from your sale
Ebay charges you $0.50 to list the auction = $0.50 to ebay
Ebay takes 13% of commission of the $5.00 = $0.65 to ebay
Ebay also takes 9% commission off your shipping charge EVEN if you charge exact shipping rate at post office = $.23 to ebay
Customers pay through Paypal whom gets a flat rate of $0.30 plus a further 3% rate of the full $7.50 amount which is $0.23 + $0.30 = $0.53.   (If shipping outside North America Paypal takes another 1%)
So in total you had to charge $7.50 for your item = Ebay/Paypal take $1.91 if this amount plus you have to pay the $2.50 at post office for a total of $4.41 costs you do not see.
The amount left is $3.09
So you get $3.09 minus the cost of what you paid for the item in the first place. Let’s hope you didnt pay more than $3.09 !

Your ebay costs were 38% of listing price !

Also if you spent any money on packing materials (box,tape,envelopes,gas) that also has to be included into your original shipping cost or you are losing even more money!        What about your time ?

EBAY & PAYPAL FEES – SELLING A  $10.00 ITEM !
List an item for $10.00 plus $5.00 shipping – here is what you actually get from your sale
Ebay charges you $0.50 to list the auction = $0.50 to ebay
Ebay takes 13% of commission of the $10.00 = $1.30 to ebay
Ebay also takes 9% commission off your shipping charge EVEN if you charge exact shipping rate at post office = $.45 to ebay
Customers pay through Paypal whom gets a flat rate of $0.30 plus a further 3% rate of the full $15.00 amount which is $0.45 + $0.30 = $0.75.   (If shipping outside North America Paypal takes another 1%)
So in total you had to charge $30.00 for your item = Ebay/Paypal take $3.00 if this amount plus you have to pay the $5.00 at post office for a total of $8.00 costs you do not see.
The amount left is $7.00
So you get $7.00 minus the cost of what you paid for the item in the first place. Let’s hope you didnt pay more than $7.00 !

Your ebay costs were 30% of listing price !

Also if you spent any money on packing materials (box,tape,envelopes,gas) that also has to be included into your original shipping cost or you are losing even more money!        What about your time ?

EBAY & PAYPAL FEES – SELLING A  $20.00 ITEM !

List an item for $20.00 plus $10.00 shipping – here is what you actually get from your sale
Ebay charges you $1.00 to list the auction = $1.00 to ebay
Ebay takes 13% of commission of the $20.00 = $2.60 to ebay
Ebay also takes 9% commission off your shipping charge EVEN if you charge exact shipping rate at post office = $.90 to ebay
Customers pay through Paypal whom gets a flat rate of $0.30 plus a further 3% rate of the full $30.00 amount which is $1.00 + $0.30 = $1.30.   (If shipping outside North America Paypal takes another 1%)
So in total you had to charge $30.00 for your item = Ebay/Paypal take $5.80 if this amount plus you have to pay the $10.00 at post office for a total of $15.80 costs you do not see.
The amount left is $14.20
So you get $14.20 minus the cost of what you paid for the item in the first place. Let’s hope you didnt pay more than $14.20 !

Your ebay costs were 29% of listing price !

Also if you spent any money on packing materials (box,tape,envelopes,gas) that also has to be included into your original shipping cost or you are losing even more money!        What about your time ?

EBAY & PAYPAL FEES – SELLING A  $50.00 ITEM !
List an item for $50.00 plus $15.00 shipping – here is what you actually get from your sale
Ebay charges you $1.00 to list the auction = $1.00 to ebay
Ebay takes 13% of commission of the $50.00 = $6.50 to ebay
Ebay also takes 9% commission off your shipping charge EVEN if you charge exact shipping rate at post office = $1.35 to ebay
Customers pay through Paypal whom gets a flat rate of $0.30 plus a further 3% rate of the full $65.00 amount which is $1.95 + $0.30 = $2.25.   (If shipping outside North America Paypal takes another 1%)
So in total you had to charge $65.00 for your item = Ebay/Paypal take $11.10 if this amount plus you have to pay the $15.00 at post office for a total of $26.10 costs you do not see.
The amount left is $38.90
So you get $38.90 minus the cost of what you paid for the item in the first place. Let’s hope you didnt pay more than $38.90 !

Your ebay costs were 23% of listing price !

Also if you spent any money on packing materials (box,tape,envelopes,gas) that also has to be included into your original shipping cost or you are losing even more money!        What about your time ?

EBAY SITE – EXACT CHARGES !

http://pages.ebay.ca/help/sell/storefees.html

http://pages.ebay.ca/sellerinformation/news/Feecalculator.html#

 

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 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

RAREST COMIC BOOKS of 2009-2012

THE RAREST / SMALLEST PRINT COMICS OF 2009-2012

SALES MARKET REPORT by Terry Hoknes hoknes@hotmail.com

Diamond publishes a list of the 300 best selling comics each month which is where these statistics are compiled from.

If a comic sold very poorly it may not have even made the top 300 list so we are only using data for those comics that did make the chart.

Here are a sample of the Top 10 worst/lowest sales for various comics from the main publishers during the past 4 years.

On one level this just proves these titles are not popular BUT it also will prove in the long run to be the rarest comics to collect as back issues in the future.

Daffodil2 IHateGallantGirl1 IdesOfBlood1

 

ANTARTIC – Some very rare zombie themed comics with sales as low as only 1,305 copies in 2012.

364

Last Zombie Before The After

2

$3.99

Antarctic

1305

2012

11

373

Gold Digger Christmas Special

5

$3.50

Antarctic

1333

2011

12

443

Last Zombie

1

$3.99

Antarctic

1336

2010

6

353

Gold Digger Holidays Special

1

$3.50

Antarctic

1376

2012

1

442

Robin Hood One Shot

 

$3.50

Antarctic

1387

2010

6

408

Very Zombie Christmas

4

$3.50

Antarctic

1404

2012

12

369

Nazi Zombies

2

$3.99

Antarctic

1444

2012

4

371

Gobs

2

$3.99

Antarctic

1447

2011

9

402

Victorian Secret Girls of Steampunk

1

$3.99

Antarctic

1504

2012

12

364

Airboy Deadeye

1

$3.50

Antarctic

1520

2012

4

 

ARCHIE COMICS – Some of the most recognized characters in the history of comic books but comic stores in North America keep orders very small with the average comic store not even ordering 1 copy of the monthly digests as seen here.

360

Jugheads Double Digest

177

$3.99

Archie

1203

2012

1

368

World of Archie Double Digest

23

$3.99

Archie

1250

2012

11

359

Archie

602

$2.50

Archie

1264

2009

11

372

World of Archie Double Digest

13

$3.99

Archie

1344

2011

12

357

Jugheads Double Digest

155

$3.99

Archie

1362

2009

11

298

Archie

616

$2.99

Archie

1366

2011

1

394

Archie & Friends Double Digest

20

$3.99

Archie

1398

2012

9

367

Jugheads Double Digest

176

$3.99

Archie

1403

2011

12

414

Jugheads Double Digest

182

$3.99

Archie

1404

2012

6

351

Jughead

211

$2.99

Archie

1413

2012

1

 

BLUEWATER – A tribute comic to legend Steve Jobs had less than 900 sales on the entire continent.  Other celebrity comics also had very small print runs.

384

Steve Jobs Co Founder of Apple

 

$3.99

Bluewater

825

2012

1

373

Political Power Jon Stewart

 

$3.99

Bluewater

985

2012

1

451

William Shatner Presents Tek War

7

$3.99

Bluewater

1104

2010

6

367

Logans Run Aftermath

4

$3.99

Bluewater

1115

2012

1

368

Walter Koenig Things To Come

1

$3.99

Bluewater

1485

2011

9

364

Orbit Stan Lee

 

$3.99

Bluewater

1527

2011

9

322

Misadventures of Adam West

4

$3.99

Bluewater

2025

2012

1

347

Logan’s Run

4

$3.99

Bluewater

2139

2010

10

319

Misadventures of Adam West

3

$3.99

Bluewater

2171

2012

1

352

Misadventures of Adam West Ongoing

1

$3.99

Bluewater

2234

2012

2

 

BONGO COMICS – It is clear that some of the Classics series sold so little that they did not even chart making these ultra rare with print runs around 1500 copies.

420

Simpsons Classics

30

$3.99

Bongo

1716

2011

11

361

Simpsons Classics

26

$3.99

Bongo

1806

2010

10

286

Simpsons Classics

27

$3.99

Bongo

1828

2011

1

289

Simpsons Classics

19

$3.99

Bongo

1867

2009

1

295

Simpsons Comics Treasure Trove

4

$3.99

Bongo

2575

2009

5

369

Simpsons Illustrated

2

$3.99

Bongo

2751

2012

5

373

Simpsons Illustrated

4

$3.99

Bongo

2893

2012

10

374

Simpsons Illustrated

3

$3.99

Bongo

2966

2012

8

311

Simpsons Illustrated

1

$3.99

Bongo

3692

2012

2

313

Simpsons Summer Shindig

6

$4.99

Bongo

4411

2012

5

 

BOOM COMICS – This popular publisher usually sells fairly decently but here are the comics at the bottom of the ordering chart.

281

Hero Squared Love & Death

1

$3.99

Boom

2121

2009

1

272

Zombie Tales

10

$3.99

Boom

2440

2009

1

298

Fall of Cthulhu Nemesis

2

$3.99

Boom

2531

2009

5

264

Dracula Company of Monsters

6

$3.99

Boom

2541

2011

1

262

Donald Duck And Friends

362

$2.99

Boom

2559

2011

1

291

Unknown Devil Made Flesh

4

$3.99

Boom

2615

2010

1

306

Mickey Mouse

307

$3.99

Boom

2631

2011

4

298

Warhammer Crown of Destruction

4

$3.99

Boom

2642

2009

2

298

Warhammer Crown of Destruction

4

$3.99

Boom

2642

2009

3

278

Anchor

5

$3.99

Boom

2698

2010

2

 

DARK HORSE COMICS – One of the biggest comic book publishers but here are the comics nobody ordered and nobody remembers!!!

290

Rapture

6

$2.99

Dark Horse

2630

2010

1

298

Deadlocke One Shot

 

$3.50

Dark Horse

2730

2009

11

299

Citizen Rex

4

$3.50

Dark Horse

2750

2009

10

297

Conan Legacy Frazetta Cover

5

$6.99

Dark Horse

2766

2010

8

294

Rapture

5

$2.99

Dark Horse

2850

2009

11

300

Devil

3

$3.50

Dark Horse

2900

2010

4

300

Robert E Howards Savage Sword

2

$7.99

Dark Horse

2913

2011

5

299

Rex Mundi

19

$2.99

Dark Horse

2918

2009

8

298

Rex Mundi Dh Ed

18

$2.99

Dark Horse

3010

2009

6

 

DC COMICS – the worlds #2 publisher has released some comics with some very weak sales numbers.  Some are not surprising as there are many titles aimed at young child readers as well as some expensive 100 page giants “DC Comics Presents” and some short lived titles.  This list ranks all 82 comics of the past 4 years that had sales of under 4,000 copies.    This list is in fact not the worst as I do not have sales data for the few kids comics titles that sold so poorly they did not chart.  This would include numerous issues of: Cartoon Network Action Pack, Billy Batson and Mad Magazine.

1

Ides of Blood

6

$2.99

DC

1834

2011

1

284

2

Cartoon Network Action Pack

33

$2.50

DC

1838

2009

1

293

3

Cartoon Network Action Pack

56

$2.99

DC

2013

2011

1

279

4

DC Comics Presents The Atom

1

$7.99

DC

2185

2011

1

273

5

Looney Tunes

194

$2.99

DC

2243

2011

1

270

6

Looney Tunes

170

$2.50

DC

2353

2009

1

273

7

Looney Tunes

174

$2.50

DC

2510

2009

5

300

8

Mad Magazine

498

$4.99

DC

2629

2009

1

264

9

Push

5

$3.50

DC

2673

2009

1

262

10

Push

6

$3.50

DC

2744

2009

2

296

11

Push

6

$3.50

DC

2744

2009

3

296

12

Mirrors Edge

4

$3.99

DC

2762

2009

2

294

13

Mirrors Edge

4

$3.99

DC

2762

2009

3

294

14

DC Comics Presents Superman Sole Survivo

1

$7.99

DC

2768

2011

1

254

15

Ferryman

5

$3.50

DC

2775

2009

1

256

16

Vertigo Resurrected Hellblazer Bad Blood

1

$7.99

DC

2783

2011

4

299

17

Push

4

$3.50

DC

2789

2009

1

255

18

Ratchet And Clank

6

$2.99

DC

2874

2011

2

299

19

DC Comics Presents Superman

2

$7.99

DC

2915

2010

11

294

20

Deus Ex

3

$2.99

DC

2926

2011

4

289

21

Killapalooza

4

$2.99

DC

2934

2009

8

298

22

Ratchet And Clank

5

$2.99

DC

2963

2011

1

248

23

Red Herring

6

$2.99

DC

3014

2010

1

282

24

DC Comics Presents Wonder Woman

1

$7.99

DC

3023

2011

2

295

25

Mysterius The Unfathomable

5

$2.99

DC

3027

2009

5

286

26

Resistance

6

$3.99

DC

3037

2009

5

285

27

Vertigo Resurrected The Extremist

1

$7.99

DC

3041

2010

11

290

28

Infamous

4

$2.99

DC

3092

2011

4

281

29

Infamous

6

$2.99

DC

3105

2011

5

294

30

Infamous

5

$2.99

DC

3177

2011

5

291

31

DC Comics Presents Batman Urban Legends

1

$7.99

DC

3195

2011

12

295

32

Dantes Inferno

6

$3.99

DC

3197

2010

5

294

33

Mirrors Edge

3

$3.99

DC

3210

2009

1

244

34

Bang Tango

5

$2.99

DC

3219

2009

6

290

35

Infamous

3

$2.99

DC

3246

2011

4

279

36

Garrison

2

$2.99

DC

3252

2010

5

291

37

DC Comics Presents Lobo

1

$7.99

DC

3280

2011

1

241

38

DC Comics Presents Brightest Day

2

$7.99

DC

3292

2010

11

284

39

DC Comics Presents The Flash

1

$7.99

DC

3298

2011

5

289

40

DC Comics Presents Batman Conspiracy

1

$7.99

DC

3308

2011

2

281

41

Ratchet And Clank

3

$3.99

DC

3382

2010

11

282

42

Red Herring

4

$2.99

DC

3436

2009

11

285

43

Welcome To Tranquility One Foot Grave

5

$3.99

DC

3446

2010

11

281

44

Bang Tango

4

$2.99

DC

3448

2009

5

271

45

Dantes Inferno

5

$3.99

DC

3495

2010

4

278

46

Dantes Inferno

3

$3.99

DC

3557

2010

2

267

47

Resistance

3

$3.99

DC

3589

2009

2

275

48

Resistance

3

$3.99

DC

3589

2009

3

275

49

Sparta Usa

6

$2.99

DC

3594

2010

8

272

50

DC Comics Presents Legion Of Super Heroe

1

$7.99

DC

3597

2011

5

278

51

DC Comics Presents Batman

2

$7.99

DC

3643

2010

11

272

52

Starcraft

7

$2.99

DC

3649

2010

1

267

53

Dc Comics Presents Jack Cross

1

$7.99

DC

3662

2010

10

295

54

DC Comics Presents The Flash Green Lante

1

$7.99

DC

3664

2010

11

270

55

Prototype

5

$3.99

DC

3676

2009

8

282

56

Dc Comics Presents Superman

1

$7.99

DC

3685

2010

10

293

57

Detective Comics Classics

 

$5.99

DC

3702

2011

2

271

58

Scooby Doo

152

$2.50

DC

3724

2010

1

266

59

Welcome To Tranquility One Foot Grave

4

$3.99

DC

3734

2010

10

292

60

Kane and Lynch

1

$3.99

DC

3756

2010

8

267

61

Sparta USA

5

$2.99

DC

3771

2010

7

295

62

Scooby Doo

153

$2.50

DC

3780

2010

2

260

63

DC Comics Presents Superman Adventures

1

$7.99

DC

3795

2012

6

285

64

Red Herring

3

$2.99

DC

3795

2009

10

278

65

Scooby Doo

140

$2.50

DC

3799

2009

1

234

66

DC Comics Presents Batman Dark City

1

$7.99

DC

3800

2011

5

273

67

DC Comics Presents Green Lantern Willwor

1

$7.99

DC

3802

2011

5

272

68

Dantes Inferno

2

$3.99

DC

3808

2010

1

263

69

Vertigo Resurrected Winters Edge

1

$7.99

DC

3811

2010

12

300

70

Scooby Doo

155

$2.50

DC

3836

2010

4

270

71

Scooby Doo

154

$2.50

DC

3847

2010

3

295

72

Bang Tango

3

$2.99

DC

3847

2009

4

295

73

Scooby Doo

156

$2.50

DC

3857

2010

5

276

74

Scooby Doo

141

$2.50

DC

3860

2009

2

266

75

Scooby Doo

141

$2.50

DC

3860

2009

3

266

76

Mysterius The Unfathomable

2

$2.99

DC

3872

2009

2

264

77

Mysterius The Unfathomable

2

$2.99

DC

3872

2009

3

264

78

Scooby Doo

151

$2.50

DC

3906

2009

12

290

79

Gears of War

24

$2.99

DC

3944

2012

6

276

80

Billy Batson And The Magic of Shazam

21

$2.99

DC

3945

2010

10

287

81

El Diablo

6

$2.99

DC

3996

2009

2

257

82

El Diablo

6

$2.99

DC

3996

2009

3

257

 

IDW COMICS – Here are 10 comics with many licensed characters that had the smallest print runs for this company over the past 4 years.

297

Dreamland Chronicles Idw

7

$3.99

IDW

1714

2009

1

288

The Suicide Forest

2

$3.99

IDW

1748

2011

1

290

Speed Racer Next Generation Birthright

3

$3.99

IDW

1867

2009

1

287

Dreamer

3

$3.99

IDW

1910

2009

1

268

Edge of Doom

3

$3.99

IDW

2266

2011

1

291

Zombies Vs Robots Aventure

1

$3.99

IDW

2390

2010

2

265

George Rr Martins Doorways

3

$3.99

IDW

2404

2011

1

285

Jon Sable Freelance Ashes of Eden

5

$3.99

IDW

2474

2010

2

295

John Sable Freelance Ashes of Eden

4

$3.99

IDW

2492

2010

1

293

Grimjack Manx Cat

6

$3.99

IDW

2529

2010

1

 

IMAGE COMICS – the worlds #3 publisher does not sell the numbers that they used to.  They publish a lot of mini-series and one-shots and many titles have very low sales/orders.

This list ranks all 37 comics of the past 4 years that had sales of under 3,000 copies.

This list is in fact not the worst as I do not have sales data for the Image comics that did not even sell enough to rank on a monthly Top 300 chart.

This would include numerous issues of titles such as:  PVP, Sweets, Elephantman etc.

This list is truly a list of rare and forgotten comics as the average comic store in North America did not even order a single copy of any of these !

1

I Hate Gallant Girl

3

$3.50

Image

1838

2009

1

294

2

Echoes

2

$3.99

Image

2082

2011

1

278

3

Savage

4

$3.50

Image

2150

2009

1

279

4

Tracker

3

$3.99

Image

2362

2010

2

295

5

Crazies Part 4 Ogden Marsh

 

$2.99

Image

2374

2010

2

293

6

Proof Endangered

2

$3.99

Image

2374

2011

1

266

7

Crazies Part 2 Dwyer Creek

 

$2.99

Image

2389

2010

2

292

8

Crazies Part 3 Black Pond

 

$2.99

Image

2400

2010

2

289

9

PVP

44

$3.50

Image

2413

2010

2

288

10

Crazies Part 1 Hopman Bog

 

$2.99

Image

2457

2010

2

287

11

Lillim

3

$2.99

Image

2516

2009

5

299

12

Phonogram 2

7 Singles Club

$3.50

Image

2573

2010

2

283

13

Proof

16

$3.50

Image

2600

2009

1

266

14

Sweets

4

$2.99

Image

2602

2011

1

259

15

Lady Robotika

2

$3.50

Image

2646

2010

8

300

16

Underground

3

$3.50

Image

2698

2009

11

300

17

Phonogram 2

5

$3.50

Image

2706

2009

11

299

18

Godland

26

$2.99

Image

2714

2009

2

297

19

Godland

26

$2.99

Image

2714

2009

3

297

20

Shuddertown

4

$3.50

Image

2716

2010

8

299

21

Perhapanauts

5

$3.50

Image

2738

2009

1

259

22

Firebreather Series

4

$2.99

Image

2748

2009

2

295

23

Firebreather Series

4

$2.99

Image

2748

2009

3

295

24

Daomu

3

$2.99

Image

2767

2011

4

300

25

Lil Depressed Boy

3

$2.99

Image

2808

2011

4

296

26

PVP

43

$3.50

Image

2833

2010

1

287

27

Jersey Gods

4

$3.50

Image

2839

2009

5

292

28

Memoir

3

$3.50

Image

2844

2011

4

293

29

Elephantmen

28

$3.50

Image

2864

2010

11

297

30

Near Death

5

$2.99

Image

2864

2012

1

294

31

Memoir

2

$3.50

Image

2916

2011

2

298

32

Dead at 17 Witch Queen

2

$2.99

Image

2922

2010

4

299

33

Elephantmen

37

$3.99

Image

2938

2012

1

291

34

Underground

2

$3.50

Image

2945

2009

10

293

35

Mice Templar Vol. 3

7

$2.99

Image

2949

2012

1

290

36

Orc Stain

6

$2.99

Image

2949

2011

4

287

37

Marineman

3

$3.99

Image

2982

2011

2

296

 

MOONSTONE COMICS – A company that specializes in licensed vintage TV show characters  Some of these sales are ridiculously low and these books would be appealing to non-comic readers.

These Top 10 worst selling comics did not even have print runs of 2,000 copies.

375

Airboy Presents Air Vixens

1

$3.50

Moonstone

1246

2011

12

376

Honey West

5

$3.99

Moonstone

1383

2012

4

441

Phantom Generations

13

$3.99

Moonstone

1399

2010

6

370

That Man Flint

0

$1.99

Moonstone

1468

2011

9

432

Return of the Monsters Domino Lady Vs Mummy

 

$3.99

Moonstone

1560

2011

11

419

Phases of the Moon

2

$2.50

Moonstone

1677

2011

10

354

Zombies Vs Cheerleaders

6

$3.99

Moonstone

1766

2012

4

417

Kolchak Lovecraftian Damnation

 

$4.99

Moonstone

1796

2010

6

325

Sherlock Holmes & Kolchak

2 Mavlian Cvr

$3.99

Moonstone

1813

2009

5

343

Zombies Vs Cheerleaders

5

$3.99

Moonstone

1964

2011

12

 

VALIANT COMICS – this company was restarted in 2012 renewing their early 1990’s titles.  This companies sales are better than most but here are their top 10 lowest !

158

Bloodshot

6

$3.99

Valiant

12508

2012

12

156

Harbinger

7

$3.99

Valiant

12783

2012

12

163

Bloodshot

5

$3.99

Valiant

13156

2012

11

162

Archer & Armstrong

4

$3.99

Valiant

13478

2012

11

159

Harbinger

6

$3.99

Valiant

13617

2012

11

166

Bloodshot

4

$3.99

Valiant

14382

2012

10

144

X-O Manowar

8

$3.99

Valiant

14462

2012

12

148

Bloodshot

3

$3.99

Valiant

14517

2012

9

150

X-O Manowar

7

$3.99

Valiant

14527

2012

11

147

Archer & Armstrong

2

$3.99

Valiant

14539

2012

9

 

ZENESCOPE COMICS – now one of the biggest comic publishers which their line includes some TV/movie licensed titles.  Here are their worst sales under 3,000 copies each.

379

Jurassic Strike Force 5

2

$2.99

Zenescope

1622

2012

2

335

Agon Merc Flipbook

 

$2.99

Zenescope

1798

2009

11

363

Brimstone

7

$3.25

Zenescope

1988

2012

2

362

Jurassic Strike Force 5

1

$2.99

Zenescope

2007

2012

2

397

Brimstone

6

$3.25

Zenescope

2214

2011

10

330

Brimstone

5

$3.25

Zenescope

2308

2011

9

351

Basaldua & Debalfo Cover Gallery

 

$5.99

Zenescope

2332

2012

9

389

Mhsg Case Files Chupacabra

 

$5.99

Zenescope

2466

2012

8

370

Wake The F#Ck Up

1

$2.99

Zenescope

2766

2012

12

361

Charmed

24

$3.50

Zenescope

3161

2012

10

 

MARVEL COMICS – the worlds biggest publisher. They usually dominate the best selling comics but due to also publishing more monthly titles than any other company they also find some of their releases lost in the shuffle and ignored at the bottom of the scale.    71 comics made the monthly Top 300 chart that sales of under 4,000 copies.  Many of these are expensive issues or unique one-shots.  A few series made their way numerous times on the list proving to be Marvel’s worst selling titles before being cancelled.

1

Marvel Illustrated Kidnapped

3

$3.99

Marvel

2143

2009

1

280

2

Avengers Thor Captain America Official Ind

9

$3.99

Marvel

2599

2011

1

260

3

Daffodil

2

$5.99

Marvel

2650

2010

2

281

4

Spin Angels

3

$5.99

Marvel

2772

2009

10

298

5

Kabuki Reflections

12

$5.99

Marvel

2811

2009

2

292

6

Kabuki Reflections

12

$5.99

Marvel

2811

2009

3

292

7

Emma

2

$3.99

Marvel

2869

2011

4

292

8

Incognito Must Have

 

$4.99

Marvel

2881

2009

5

291

9

Riftwar

5

$3.99

Marvel

2906

2009

10

295

10

Avengers Thor Captain America Off Index

7

$3.99

Marvel

2947

2010

11

293

11

Sense & Sensibility

4

$3.99

Marvel

2972

2010

8

291

12

Supreme Power MGC

1

$1.00

Marvel

2983

2011

5

298

13

Marvel Adventures Super Heroes

20

$2.99

Marvel

3008

2010

2

274

14

Lords of Avalon Knights of Darkness

6

$3.99

Marvel

3045

2009

5

284

15

Super Heroes

22

$2.99

Marvel

3052

2012

1

286

16

Marvel Adventures Super Heroes

19

$2.99

Marvel

3103

2010

1

281

17

Marvel Illustrated Odyssey

6

$3.99

Marvel

3113

2009

2

283

18

Marvel Illustrated Odyssey

6

$3.99

Marvel

3113

2009

3

283

19

Super Heroes

11

$2.99

Marvel

3134

2011

2

289

20

Official Index to the Marvel Universe

14

$3.99

Marvel

3161

2010

2

272

21

Strikeforce Morituri We Who Are About To Die

1

$0.99

Marvel

3167

2012

1

284

22

Marvel Illustrated Odyssey

5

$3.99

Marvel

3174

2009

1

246

23

Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four

45

$2.99

Marvel

3194

2009

2

281

24

Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four

45

$2.99

Marvel

3194

2009

3

281

25

Ythaq No Escape

3

$5.99

Marvel

3200

2009

6

292

26

Dream Logic

2

$5.99

Marvel

3202

2010

8

283

27

Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four

44

$2.99

Marvel

3218

2009

1

243

28

Marvel Adventures Super Heroes

16

$2.99

Marvel

3248

2009

10

290

29

Official Index To Marvel Universe

13

$3.99

Marvel

3248

2010

1

276

30

Marvel Adventures Super Heroes

17

$2.99

Marvel

3306

2009

11

287

31

Lords of Avalon Knights of Darkness

4

$3.99

Marvel

3328

2009

2

278

32

Lords of Avalon Knights of Darkness

4

$3.99

Marvel

3328

2009

3

278

33

Super Heroes

21

$2.99

Marvel

3329

2011

12

292

34

Ythaq No Escape

2

$5.99

Marvel

3335

2009

5

275

35

Astonishing Spider-Man Wolverine Another

1

$4.99

Marvel

3352

2011

4

275

36

Super Heroes

13

$2.99

Marvel

3355

2011

4

274

37

Origins of (Bundle of 25)

 

$10.00

Marvel

3357

2010

1

272

38

Super Heroes

10

$2.99

Marvel

3386

2011

1

236

39

Avengers Thor Captain America Off Index

4

$3.99

Marvel

3448

2010

8

278

40

Marvel Adventures Super Heroes

11

$2.99

Marvel

3474

2009

5

270

41

Deadpool Poster Book

 

$5.99

Marvel

3499

2009

10

285

42

Formic Wars Silent Strike

2

$3.99

Marvel

3507

2012

1

272

43

Marvel Adventures Super Heroes

12

$2.99

Marvel

3507

2009

6

288

44

Super Heroes

8

$2.99

Marvel

3541

2010

11

276

45

Tales of the Dragon Guard

3

$5.99

Marvel

3582

2010

5

285

46

Super Heroes

14

$2.99

Marvel

3610

2011

5

277

47

Scourge of Gods Fall

2

$5.99

Marvel

3612

2009

8

286

48

Defenders Tournament of Heroes

1

$5.99

Marvel

3633

2012

1

268

49

Lords Of Avalon Knights Of Darkness

3

$3.99

Marvel

3639

2009

1

236

50

Trojan War

4

$3.99

Marvel

3642

2009

8

283

51

official Index To Marvel Universe

12

$3.99

Marvel

3689

2009

12

295

52

Marvel Adventures Super Heroes

10

$2.99

Marvel

3699

2009

4

300

53

Official Index To Marvel Universe

11

$3.99

Marvel

3737

2009

11

281

54

Riftwar

3

$3.99

Marvel

3762

2009

8

279

55

Avengers Thor Captain America Off Index Mu

3

$3.99

Marvel

3776

2010

7

294

56

Ghost Rider Cycle of Vengeance

1

$5.99

Marvel

3776

2012

1

266

57

Super Heroes

7

$2.99

Marvel

3800

2010

10

289

58

Ultimate Fantastic Four MGC

1

$1.00

Marvel

3808

2011

4

264

59

Venom Flashpoint

1

$4.99

Marvel

3829

2011

7

290

60

Fantastic Four Giant-Size Adventures

1

$3.99

Marvel

3842

2009

6

280

61

Daffodil

1

$5.99

Marvel

3860

2010

1

260

62

Formic Wars Silent Strike

1

$3.99

Marvel

3888

2011

12

278

63

Marvel Adventures Avengers

35

$2.99

Marvel

3914

2009

4

293

64

Ythaq Forsaken World

3

$5.99

Marvel

3920

2009

2

262

65

Ythaq Forsaken World

3

$5.99

Marvel

3920

2009

3

262

66

Formic Wars Burning Earth

5

$3.99

Marvel

3945

2011

5

268

67

Official Index To Marvel Universe

10

$3.99

Marvel

3978

2009

10

275

68

Orson Scott Cards Speaker For Dead

5

$3.99

Marvel

3984

2011

5

267

69

Marvel Adventures Super Heroes

8

$2.99

Marvel

3992

2009

2

258

70

Marvel Adventures Super Heroes

8

$2.99

Marvel

3992

2009

3

258

71

Marvelman Familys Finest

5

$3.99

Marvel

3993

2010

11

266

 

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com  for the initial Diamond sales figures data – see complete monthly Diamond sales chart and more stats at this 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 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

Start Me Up!

Welcome back to our new (somewhat) weekly feature, Start Me Up! Every week we’re going to feature a different comic book or comic book based Kickstarter project that we find interesting. We are going to include all genres and all types of projects, from low goal Indie books to high goal books and projects from well known creators. Our purpose is to clue you in on some cool books that we think deserve your attention and could use your funding dollars. We will also review the rewards and products that we receive from successfully funded Kickstarters that we contribute to, and we encourage you to send us your own reviews as well. Remember, we are only giving our opinions on what Kickstarter projects we think look interesting, and we can’t guarantee any certain outcome or satisfaction for any project that you decide to help fund.

Welcome back, boys and girls! Due to some unforeseen personal circumstances, I had to skip last week’s column, and I apologize. But, to make up for it, I come to you this week with five, count ’em FIVE new Kickstarters for you to feast upon! I’ll be much briefer with each one, since there are so many, but I assure you, they are well worth your time and money!

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First off, we have Weapon of God, from the illustrious writing duo Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray. Jimmy and Justin are two of the finest writers to ever contribute to the comic book industry, and two of my absolute favorites. They have many credits to their name, from many different companies, but they are most well known over the past few years for writing Jonah Hex for the old DC Comics, and are the current writers for both All Star Western and Batwing in the New 52.

Weapon of God is a mature audiences book, and is the 4th Kickstarter project from Paperfilms, which is made up of Justin, Jimmy, and the amazing artist (and wife of Mr. Palmiotti) Amanda Palmer. It is an 80 page graphic novel about the Vatican’s secret warrior, the Weapon of God, as he is sent to battle a terrorist that is wreaking havoc in America. The exclusive Kickstarter edition will have a cover by Amanda Palmer, and interior art by Giancarlo Caracuzzo. The book was originally slated to be only 60 pages, but it has already achieved it’s goal and even broken the first stretch goal, so now it will be 80 pages as well as square bound. There are 21 days left, and stretch goals are being added all the time. There are a multitude of reward tiers to choose from, starting at $5, which gets you a digital copy of the book, all the way up to the $300 tier, which gets you a mystery box full of signed goodies as well as a copy of the book, plus whatever else they want to throw in! I chose the $25 level, which gets you a physical copy of the exclusive book, signed by Jimmy Palmiotti, and your name printed on the thank you page! This book promises to be amazing, so make sure you get in on it while you can. You won’t be sorry.

Rocket Girl

Next up, we have Rocket Girl, by Eisner Award nominated artist Amy Reeder and accomplished writer and rockstgirleditor Brandon Montclare . Rocket Girl is about a teenage cop from the future, who is sent back to 1986 to investigate crimes against time by an evil mega-corporation. Along the way, she discovers that things aren’t what they seem, and that the time she is from shouldn’t even exist at all. The art is spectacular, and the plot is incredibly interesting. Rocket Girl is a wholly creator-owned ongoing series, and this Kickstarter is being used to fund and promote the book, as well as provide some cool stuff to all the backers. They will be announcing a publisher to help them distribute the series later this summer, but since it is creator owned, they are responsible for all costs. That’s where we come in, folks. This book looks like a lot of fun, so go take a look. The goal has been reached, but there are nearly 3 weeks left, and the more money they raise, the more they can make happen. For as little as $1, you get a weekly behind the scenes insider update on the process of creating the book, with great stuff like sneak peek art, scripts, and podcasts. for $9 you get a full digital insider package, which includes a PDF of the book, and over 100 pages of extra digital material, such as concept art, the full script, and more. If you’d like a physical copy of issue #1, it’s only $10, and comes signed by Amy and Brandon, and comes with a Kickstarter exclusive double sided 6″x9″ full color print! This book looks really cool, so don’t miss out!

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Now we have a really interesting and different sort of book for you. It’s called Hinges, by Meredith McClaren. Hinges is about a doll named Orio and her companion familiar Bauble, and their struggles to survive in the clockwork city of Cobble. (Yes, I may have a particular interest in reading a book set in Cobble.) Hinges is currently a webcomic that you can read for free on Meredith’s blog right here, and the goal of this Kickstarter is to print the first arc as a 109 page hardcover book. I can’t even begin to describe this comic, but it’s beautiful and interesting and unique, and you should really go read it right now. Since it’s already available online for free, you can see what you’re helping fund, before you decide to do it. But I assure you, after you read it, you won’t hesitate to contribute. You can get a .pdf of the book for $10, and a digital and physical copy together is only $30. The goal hasn’t been reached yet, but there are 4 days left and it’s SO CLOSE! So I urge you to go right now and help make this project happen. This is what Kickstarter is all about, people!

Lady Sabre & The Pirates of the Ineffable Aether Vol. 1

Our fourth Kickstarter of the day is Lady Sabre & The Pirates of the Ineffable Aether Vol. 1, by Eisner Award winners Greg Rucka and Rick Burchett. Greg is a prolific and highly decorated writer, with a slew of spectacular books on his resume, including his Atticus Kodiak novels, Whiteout for Oni Press, Gotham Central, 52, and a fantastic run on Wonder Woman for DC Comics. Rick is known for tons of excellent work for indie companies like First, Pacific, and AC, and eventually found great success at DC comics, becoming a multiple Eisner winner for his work on The Batman & Robin Adventures and Batman: The Gotham Adventures.

Lady Sabre is a grand, swashbuckling epic set in a world that combines Victorian England, 19th century Europe, and the Old West. Now fill that world with pirates, magic, zeppelins, guns, monsters, heroes, and ladysabre2villains, along with all of the wonderment that comes with a good old fashioned steampunk adventure. What more could you possibly ask for? Nothing, I tell you! It’s perfect! And you can go read it for free, right now, at www.ineffableaether.com, just to see how utterly amazing that it is.  This project is being used to fund an exclusive Kickstarter-only physical hardcover edition that will contain the entire first volume of Lady Sabre, and it is going to be a masterpiece. Coming in at a whopping 192 foil stamped cloth-bound pages, this jacketed, landscape oriented tome will be a beautiful centerpiece to any book collection. The Burchett’s full color art is breathtaking, and Rucka is one of the finest writers to ever put pen to paper. I can not say enough good things about this project. If you haven’t done a Kickstarter before, then this is the one to start with. This edition will contain Kickstarter-only material, including a new short story by Rucka, and pin-ups by other well known artists. You can get a DRM-free .pdf version of this for a paltry $10 pledge, but I went with the $30 level, which gets you all of the digital content,  plus a wallpaper and icon pack, plus a physical copy of the book itself. I challenge you to find a book this nice ANYWHERE for $30. It can’t be done. The rewards keep getting more and more generous from there, up to and including some really cool art, patches, dog tags, signatures, and even being drawn into the story! This is truly a wonderful project, and I urge you to be one of the lucky ones that helps make this project happen.

The Good, The Bad, and The Monkey

Finally, we have a wacky little book that I know very little about, but it looks pretty darned cool, and it has monkeys. How can you not love monkeys? The Good, The Bad, and The Monkey is pretty much what it sounds like: a Sergio Leone-style spaghetti western, where all of the characters are primates. And the hero isgoodbadmonkey The Ape With No Name. Seriously. That’s awesome! The creator is hoping to fund a 100+ page hardcover with this Kickstarter, and he’s very, very close, with about a week and a half left to go. The only problem that some of you might have is that the project is being done in England, so if you get a physical copy of the book, you’ll have to tack on shipping in addition to your pledge. It’s still not so bad, though. A physical copy of the book comes to about $38, plus about $8 more for shipping to the U.S. So for $46 bucks you get a physical copy of a really freaking cool primate spaghetti western, all the way from  the U.K., along with a bunch of digital extras. If that’s too rich for your blood, then you can get a digital copy of the book, along with some screen savers, for around $12, and you don’t have to worry about shipping. There are some really cool higher level rewards as well, including a chance to be drawn into the book as a primate! Hell yeah! So, go take a look at the project and see what you think. The art is really cool, and the concept is great, and it has gunfighting primates, for god’s sake! Why aren’t you pledging already?

-Shaun Cobble

IndieCreator: Creator Ward Roberts

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Getting into a DUST UP with Indie (Film) Creator Ward Roberts

IC2Well, it’s been a while peeps. Yours Cruelly has drifted a bit from Comics and dove deep into the world of indie filmmaking. I’m proud to say my ultra-low budget film BLESSID is well into Post Production and should hit the film festival circuit by late Summer. But this IndieCreator column isn’t about me. Noooo … it’s about a very talented writer/director/producer/actor named Ward Roberts who happened to go to the same college and be in the same fraternity as me (although I’m about 15 years Ward’s senior Bro).

Ward is an inventive creator who is unafraid to embark on bold filmmaking ground. He is also usually successful at whatever he takes on, as is testament to the wildly positive reviews his latest western/grindhouse/dark comedy DUST UP have garnered.

Chances are you’ve seen Ward on TV in such shows as NCIS, CSI: New York, MANSWERS and most recently Hawaii Five-O. Or you may have caught him in edgy indie films like Lo, Chillerama and Dreamland and in mega-entertaining shorts such as THE BOY SCOUT and SICK PUPPY.

If you haven’t, well it’s time to open your eyes to DUST UP. Ward is behind the camera as writer/director but still delivers big time on screen. This is one of those little films that is getting ready to blow up. So saddle in, shake the sand out of your sandals and brace yourself – because this interview is going down!

1.    First things first − you recently appeared on a most unique episode of Hawaii Five-0 that utilized social media enabling people to vote who the killer was. Fess up … Did you do it??

(WR:)  Innocent!!!  America voted that I, in fact, was a non-murderer.

2.    Give us the elevator pitch on DUST UP.

(WR:)  An eye patch-wearing vigilante and his hipster Native American sidekick battle a flesh-eating drug-lord who’s terrorizing a desperate single mother in this frenetic action comedy.

Here’s the artful poster …

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And here’s the trailer:

3.    What other films, or combination of films, do you compare it to?

(WR:)  My favorite so far is when friend and filmmaker Joe Lynch called it Beyond Thunderdome meets Raising Arizona. Someone else said if Tarantino and Wes Anderson films had a baby it would be Dust Up… that made me rather happy. At this point it has been compared to dozens of film… some I haven’t even heard of… so folks should watch it and tell us what films it evokes for them.

4.    Two words: Amber Benson. She’s very selective about what films she acts in. How did you rope her in?

(WR:)  Amber said she laughed out loud when she read the script… and that rarely happens… so I think that was huge.

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5.    Start to finish, how long did it take to complete the film? What was the biggest challenge? What was the most pleasant surprise?

(WR:)  A little over two years to create the film, another year to distribute and publicize it.

Doing it all in the middle of the desert in the middle of the summer.  BRUTAL.  Don’t recommend.   And oh yeah, we had to get 60 extras out there from Los Angeles for three nights for FREE.

The most pleasant surprise was that nothing went terribly wrong … for long.  Our pony ran away for a day but even that turned out okay.  The pony couldn’t run in a straight line so she ended up getting fired anyway.  But seriously, if even a minor disaster had struck it could have derailed the whole project.  Thank the heavens everything went smooth and we finished a day early.

6.    What’s the best blow-your-mind review you’ve gotten thus far?

(WR:)   This one.

7.    OK, now give us the second best. How satisfying is it that people “get” your movie … and rave on it?

(WR:)   This one.  It is HUGE folks “get” it.  You spend 3 years putting something together and praying strangers in far off places will be delighted for 90 minutes.  Every time I hear or read about somebody loving the movie it makes it all worth it all over again.

8.    It’s always a hold-your-breath adventure cutting the film in Post. For some, the Ah-ha! Moment is when your spouse actually laughs at the movie − and it’s a good thing! Was this the case with you?

(WR:)   My incredible wife Annie and I watched the very first rough cut that was 20 minutes longer that the final cut.  After it was over we looked at each other and were like “That wasn’t bad. That actually went by fast.”  We expected it to drag and be awkward but it really wasn’t… it was enjoyable even in that terribly rough stage.  That was a boost to my confidence without a doubt.

9.    How fun is it being a regular on MANSWERS … and how hard is it to be around hot babes and be happily married?

(WR:)   MANSWERS was always a good time on set… fun, nice people all around… but as a married guy in the film & TV business you really just have to murder and bury that part of you before you walk down the aisle.  Otherwise it would drive you insane.  I basically consider myself a eunuch in those situations.

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10.  What is your distribution strategy — are you focusing on film festivals to get the word out or doing a limited theatrical release? Are you doing VOD concurrent with your festival submissions?

(WR:)   We did about 20 screenings around the country, including a week-long theatrical in New York, during the first few weeks of the VOD release to build awareness

11.  Are you using a producer’s rep and/or sales agent for US and foreign distribution?

(WR:)   I just used a lawyer to do our domestic deals… one for digital, the other for DVD… and a have a foreign rep taking it around to all the international markets.

12.  You used crowd funding, Facebook, and Twitter. You’ve got over 1000 likes on the Dust Up FB page. What was your Social Media strategy going in, and how are you using it now?

(WR:)   We decided to wait until as late as possible to do all of that.  A lot of folks say star building all that up before you even make the movie but for Dust Up we didn’t know what we would have to say to an audience for YEARS.  We liked the idea of just firing all our publicity guns at once… right when the film was released… so when folks hear about the film for the first time they can go and watch it.  The idea is that you are lucky to get somebody’s attention once so lets have the movie available when that happens.

13.  What was the budget? Aside from IndieGoGo, how did you raise the cash?

(WR:)   Can’t say… still making deals.  Our budget came from private equity folks.

14.  Location: why did you pick Joshua Tree?

(WR:)   When my mom moved out there and I visited her for the first time it was a done deal.  That place is just so epic in its vistas, so inspiring; I HAD to make a movie there.

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15.  How much sweaty fun was it filming in the sweltering desert heat? And then turning to ice cubes at night?

(WR:)   Exactly.  No pain, no gain.

16.  IMDB tells us you are a relative of music composer icon Cole Porter. Did you inherit any music ability?

(WR:)   Not much.  My father Daniel and my sister Kati have it, me not so much.  I was always a very self-conscious musician and it killed me, especially my singing.  I’ve been playing piano again over the last few years and it is coming along but don’t expect to see me on tour anytime soon.

17.  Segue into music: the music tracks and poster art have gotten major kudos on line. How did you pull all that together?

(WR:)   As inspiring as Joshua Tree was the music of Spindrift, Gram Rabbit and Ted Quinn… I literally wrote and edited the film to their albums.  If they hadn’t liked the film and not given their blessing to use those songs I’m might have blown my brains out.  Without that music there is no Dust Up, period.

18.  Did you get exclusive music rights or non-exclusive? Can we buy the sound track? Is Cole Porter in there as an homage?

(WR:)   Non-exclusive, except for the scoring Spindrift did.  And yes, get the soundtrack on iTunes or Amazon! And no, I can’t afford Cole Porter music.

19.  The films that you choose to write, direct and act in are edgy, arthouse and outside the lines. Tell us about Lo.

(WR:)   Well Lo of course was written & directed by Travis Betz and I had the great honor of playing the lead human, Justin.  Travis is incredible… his imagination and drive are beyond comprehension… he inspires me every day.  The success of Lo, both creatively and as a film many, many people have seen and loved, really gave me confidence that in this digital age we could find an audience for a film like Dust Up.

20.  You’ve also done some great short films. A particular favorite is THE BOY SCOUT where you star in the title role. The film’s logline, “Be prepared … Be VERY prepared”, tips the hand that this is not your average Good Deed tale. SICK PUPPY is another good short but with an un-Boy-Scout-like lead. Tell us about these.

(WR:)   In film school they teach you to “Show. Don’t Tell.” Here is the full-blown short for The Boy Scout …

And here is the 30-second trailer for SICK PUPPY …

21.  Aside from filmmaking, we share another common bond: we both went to Indiana University and were members of Lambda Chi Alpha. The Lambchop fraternity house in Bloomington is a pretty cool, creepy location (especially late at night for a pledge during Hell Week). Ever think about doing a film there?

(WR:)   Most definitely.  I have a couple in mind… one comedy, one creepy.  The problem is I have 30 projects in mind and I don’t know how to get them all done!

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22.  Finally, where can we follow DUST UP and, more importantly, see it on screen or buy it as DVD? And “what up” next with Ward Roberts?

(WR:)   No new screenings on the schedule at this moment but if anybody out there wants to do one… it is a perfect midnight movie or arthouse or college cinemas… hit us up at dustupfilm@gmail.com .  The DVD is in Best Buy, Blockbuster and of course can be ordered on Amazon and a bunch of other websites.  You can also download it on iTunes and Amazon for now and a little ways down the road on Netflix and Hulu, too.

Thank you, Ward. Loved the film. Keep ‘em coming!

 

An award-winning indie comic creator and screenwriter, Bob Heske wrote THE NIGHT PROJECTIONIST. This graphic novel is available at comic shops, on Amazon, Kindle, Barnes and Noble, Nook, Comixology and other venues.

Bob has also published COLD BLOODED CHILLERS, the award-winning anthology BONE CHILLER and his end times tome 2012: FINAL PRAYER. BONE CHILLER and 2012: FINAL PRAYER are also available on Amazon Currently, Bob is in Post Production on his ultra-low-budget indie drama BLESSID.  “LIKE” it on Facebook. Tweet it on Twitter. The website is www.blessidthemovie.com.

GODZILLA Sets His Eyes on North American Retailers with Help from Diamond

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (May 16, 2013) —Toho Company, Ltd. the producer of twenty-eight GODZILLA motion pictures, and Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels and pop-culture merchandise, have reached an agreement that will bring the best GODZILLA merchandise from Japan and beyond to the United States and Canada. Diamond will choose, market, and distribute the highly desired and sought after GODZILLA toys, comics, collectibles, and lifestyle products, many of which have previously been available only in Japan.

“GODZILLA has been a pop culture icon since he was unleashed on the world in 1954,” said John Parker, Diamond’s VP- New Business Development.  “Now that Diamond can provide a complete offering of awesome GODZILLA merchandise from Toho, the long lost and unavailable figures and collectibles will be easily accessible to the fans of the nuclear beast. With a new film in production and scheduled for release in May, 2014 the monster merchandise will be here just in time to make its way onto the shelves of North American retailers.”

”We are very excited to be teaming with Diamond Comic Distributors in this opportunity to share a wider and more complete line of Godzilla merchandise,” said Masaki Fujiwara, General Manager at the Los Angeles office of Toho Co., Ltd. “I hope the Godzilla fans in North America are as thrilled as we are.”

An initial round of merchandise is featured in Diamond’s May PREVIEWS catalog, and is expected in retail stores starting in July. To pre-order GODZILLA merchandise, find a comic shop near you at www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook. Retailers interested in purchasing GODZILLA products are encouraged to contact Diamond’s New Accounts Department at newaccounts@diamondcomics.com.

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PHOTO A – GODZILLA, 1954 Version: From X Plus USA! The greatest of cinema’s thunder lizards will batter his way into your collection with this 12” tall vinyl figure of Godzilla’s 1954 incarnation! (SRP $160) Available in Oct 2013.
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PHOTO B – MECHA-GODZILLA, 1974 Version: From X Plus USA! Godzilla’s cybernetic foe MechaGodzilla will terrorize your collection as this 12” tall vinyl figure that depicts the kaiju as he appeared in 1974! (SRP $160) Available in Oct 2013.
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ABOUT TOHO COMPANY, LTD: Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Tokyo, Toho Company, Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of twenty-eight Godzilla motion pictures, based upon a character the company unleashed on the world back in 1954, and masterpiece films directed by Akira Kurosawa. Toho has been the number one distributor of motion pictures in Japan (both domestic and foreign) for nine consecutive years since 2003.  The company is also, throughout Japan, the leading producer of theatrical works and one of the largest owners of office buildings and theaters.

 

ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS (DCD)—Diamond is at the nexus of comics and pop culture. Based in Baltimore, MD, DCD is the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels, and related pop-culture merchandise, serving thousands of retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at www.diamondcomics.com.

PAK and HAIRSINE launch ETERNAL WARRIOR ongoing

VALIANT is on fire. Each title since their intial launch of X-O MANOWAR last summer has been a hit with fans and critics alike. This summer looks to be no different. They’ve already announced their relaunch of fan/cult favorite QUANTUM & WOODY, and now Greg Pak and Trevor Hairsine are onboard to bring the ETERNAL WARRIOR out from his appearances in ARCHER & ARMSTRON and into his own ongoing.

Check here for a full interview at CBR.

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SIX-GUN GORILLA! He’s a gorilla with guns. Yeah, it’s awesome!

BOOM! STUDIOS REVEALS SIMON SPURRIER’S SIX – GUN GORILLA IN STORES IN JUNE

May 15, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA – This June, BOOM! Studios launches a bold new mash-up of Western and Sci-Fi with SIX-GUN GORILLA. Because the only thing better than a gorilla in a comic book is a gorilla with gigantic, matching six-shooters.

Inspired by an obscure public domain character, SIX-GUN GORILLA is created and written by Simon Spurrier (X-MEN: LEGACY, CROSSED: WISH YOU WERE HERE) with interior art by Jeff Stokely (FRAGGLE ROCK, THE REASON FOR DRAGONS) and featuring a cover by Eisner Award-winning artist Ramón Pérez (A TALE OF SAND, WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN), SIX – GUN GORILLA is a pulpy mash-up of Western weirdness and lo-fi science fiction unlike anything else on the stands!

Welcome to “the Blister” — a bizarre other-world colonized by humans sometime in the 22nd century, which quickly became a hotly-contested source of fertile land and natural resources long ago exhausted on Earth. In this new frontier, a rogue gunslinger and his companion wander across a wilderness in the grips of a civil war, encountering lawlessness, natives, and perversions of civilization in a world at the crossroads between the past and the future. The fact that said gunslinger is a bio-surgically modified silverback gorilla toting a pair of enormous revolvers is neither here nor there.

“The words “Six-Gun Gorilla” have squatted in my psyche – as immovable as only a revolver-packin’ primate can be – since I first heard them. How could I pass up the chance to breathe new life into such an insane, evocative title (so sinfully neglected since its inception as a 1939 pulp serial)?” explained Spurrier, “In deference to its unknown writer, our new version has mutated into a comic unlike any other: a relentless blast of deconstructive weirdness, gunsmoke, surreal frontiers and Awesome Ape Action. Six-Gun Gorilla is a head-poppin’, civil-warrin’, wilderness-crossin’ epic with sly sci-fi notes: a love-letter to the Western genre, signed with a flourish by a black-furred and blood-drenched fist.”   

SIX – GUN GORILLA #1 will arrive in stores on June 12th with a cover by Ramón Pérez and carries a retail price of $3.99 under Diamond order code APR130933. And don’t forget to ask your retailer about the incentive cover by James Harren (B.P.R.D.)!

About BOOM! Studios

Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS will be released as a feature film from Universal Pictures August 2nd, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED.

InvestComics Newsletter – May 2013

 InvestComics Newsletter – May 2013

 
The-Dawning-COVER-1-jpegWelcome to the May InvestComics Newsletter. Spring is upon us as the summer months quickly approach. Summertime means fun, sun, beach, concerts, barbeques, and the first issue of the new InvestComics Publications. Yes that’s right fans, not only will your summer be filled with all the aforementioned, but you’re first crack at owning the historic first issue release from InvestComics Publications. “The Dawning #1” by David Whalen will hit next month and in this newsletter is the number one issue cover! Bask in its glory, we sure are!

The InvestComics website has a new writer on board; Terry Hoknes. Terry is the author of “Investing In Comic Books.” He will be filling up the new article section titled “Comic Market & Stats.” Terry is going to bring articles with the most comprehensive comic book stat list you will find on the internet. We guarantee it. Don’t just take our word for it, take a look at these articles already posted on InvestComics (Click on the title to jump to the article) “The Walking Dead – Complete Print Run History”, “Best Selling Comic Books of this Decade”, and “Best Selling Non-Super Hero Comics of April 2013.” Yes these are a comic book collectors dream to have such an extensive list broken down like this. We all look forward to these fantastic articles and stats.

A new tab went up on the top of the InvestComics web page recently; it’s called “Conventions.” InvestComics has visited many shows over the years and it only made sense to have a separate section all to its own. For many years the convention articles, photos, and videos were scattered throughout the site. Now it’s all contained in one area. The section is far from done, more to be added, but it IC-Conventions2has filled up nicely so far, so go check it out.

InvestComics Media is building an exclusive video catalog on BlipTV. Be sure to see many videos you will not find on Youtube or anywhere else. Click right HERE to check things out. Included within those exclusive videos will be the new contest that involves Walking Dead. An autograph from Michael Koske; a Featured walker on the show. Stay tuned for that!

The latest Comic Broker’s Report from Topher Seal went up on InvestComics. Check out the Comic Broker’s Report May 2013 right HERE.

Be sure to check out the weekly video review show FFFIC with Sebastian Piccione & Shaun Sorenson as well as the best podcast on the internet; Breaking the 4th Wall with Shaun Cobble, Kirstie Cobble, Jason Craycroft, and Shuan Sorenson. Recently, InvestComics got a hold of Premiere Grader Paul Litch of CGC to be interviewed on BT4W. Fantastic interview done by Shaun Cobble, check that out right HERE.

InvestComics has a vast hub of social media outlets, but the one place to find out about news/articles/contest/videos and so much more is the InvestComics Facebook page. Go right HERE to join the fans and talk things up. Speaking of talking things up, be sure to drop comments on the InvestComics website comment section below every article too.

Bob Heske of Heske Horror, graphic novels, screenwriter, and longtime contributor to the IndieCreator column here at InvestComics has a movie that will be coming out called; Blessid. Bob says the movie is coming along and we will see it soon. To get updates on the film, fans should LIKE the Facebook page Blessid the Movie; click right HERE to that. There will be a new IndieCreator column coming up shortly, so be on the lookout for that too.

InvestComics has a couple of conventions scheduled. So far Miami SuperCon and New York Comic Con. And as always, we will bring you all some goodies (contest) back as well as some interviews, and photos.

See you next month.

Jay Katz – CEO
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Fraction and Chaykin team up on SATELLITE SAM

SEX, DEATH, AND LIVE TV

This July, acclaimed comic book creators Matt Fraction (Hawkeye, Casanova, Iron Man) and Howard Chaykin (BLACK KISS, AMERICAN FLAGG) will take readers back to the Golden Age of Television, a time when innocence was as manufactured a fiction as the perfect families in the comedies that captivated audiences at home. Their new Image Comics series SATELLITE SAM, debuting in July, takes a look at the darkness behind the small screen when, in 1951, Carlyle Bishop, the star of the beloved serial “Satellite Sam” turns up dead in a filthy flophouse.

Carlyle’s son Michael has a hunch that his father’s death was anything but natural, but the only clue is a box full of photographs of women in various states of undress — and Mike can’t bring himself to stay sober long enough to make any sense of it.

For Fraction and Chaykin, SATELLITE SAM is a chance to tell a murder mystery while simultaneously divesting the 1950s of its mantle of moral purity.

“It’s a detective story, a history of television, and a record of addiction, sex, and depravity during a time when the antiseptic shine off Ozzie and Harriet obscure what was really happening in the world,” said writer Fraction. “And these are just a few of the many joys that come from telling a story about television while it was being invented as a mass medium in New York City.”

The creative team researched television’s early days in preparation for the series, getting a feel for the era and for the people who lived real lives while inventing an idealized — and fictionalized — image of families and relationships.

“We’d been talking about SATELLITE SAM for a while, but what really got it going was a long Winter’s day Matt and I spent wandering New York, feeling the city’s ghosts, its lost and found architecture, ending up at the Paley Center, where we watched kinescopes of long dead men and women, acting out children’s fantasies, while living complex lives off-camera,” said Chaykin. “To say that I’m both having the time of my life collaborating on this project, and getting my ass kicked in the process, is to grossly understate the case.”

SATELLITE SAM is an ongoing black-and-white series. Its first issue can be pre-ordered now from the May issue of Previews and will be in stores on July 3.

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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.

 

Target and Warner Bros. Consumer Products Team Up to Reimagine Justice League Merchandise

Summer collection inspired by exclusive visit to the DC Comics archives

In a first-of-its-kind partnership, Target® Corp. (NYSE: TGT) and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, in partnership with DC Entertainment, have teamed up to introduce an extensive summer collection of exclusive Justice League merchandise. The summer collection was inspired by “DC Comics – The New 52” comic book character designs and holds surprises for fans young and old. Featuring the full lineup of DC Comics’ iconic Justice League Super Heroes – Aquaman, Batman, Cyborg, The Flash, Green Lantern, Superman and Wonder Woman – the summer collection will launch at all U.S. Target stores and on Target.com beginning May 19.

The summer collection was co-created by the Target and Warner Bros. Consumer Products design teams and features contemporary and nostalgic, vintage-inspired graphics and designs. With more than 50 summer products available exclusively at Target, guests will see the collection come to life in home, stationery, sporting goods, and lawn and garden. Some of the more unexpected items include melamine dinnerware that features a purple and pink-clad Wonder Woman; an apron that transforms the cook into Batman; sand toys that will help beach-goers create Gotham City; and children’s Batman, Wonder Woman and The Flash beach towels that double as capes.

“We know Target’s guests love discovering unique merchandise, and this collection delivers the unexpected with a dash of great design. Fans of all ages are sure to love these one-of-a-kind summer items,” said Greg Van Bellinger, director of product design and development, Target.

“DC Comics’ Justice League characters are a powerful assemblage of the most recognizable Super Heroes in the history of comic books. We are incredibly excited to offer fans of all ages a unique collection and collaboration that pairs the heroics of the Justice League characters with the product design and marketing super powers of Target,” said Brad Globe, president of Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

In addition to the exclusive summer collection, Target will be part of a broader partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products that will offer more traditional Justice League licensed products. The broader partnership will span more than 20 categories including home, stationery, toys, apparel and accessories. All Justice League licensed products will range from $1 for Justice League temporary tattoos to $59.99 for a Justice League Rocker Chair. Target will also offer Justice League Halloween costumes for kids later this year.

With the release of “Justice League #1” in 2011, DC Entertainment officially kicked off “DC Comics – The New 52” as part of a re-launch of their entire comic book line of 52 new number one issues. “DC Comics – The New 52” Super Heroes are presented in a more contemporary way, including new costumes, characters and storylines.

MARVEL reveals ARTHUR ADAMS variant for INFINITY #1

Nothing Lasts Forever – Marvel Unveils Arthur Adam’s INFINITY #1 Variant Cover

This August, the Marvel Universe prepares for the biggest battle it’s ever faced – but first, Marvel is proud to unveil the jaw dropping variant cover toInfinity #1 by Arthur Adams! Infinity, the six part blockbuster comic event of the summer, brought to you by the star studded creative team of Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung, Jerome Opena & Dustin Weaver, takes fans to every corner of the Marvel Universe, and beyond! Earth has been marked as an “Avengers World”, protected by Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and more from the deadliest threats facing humanity. A powerful and destructive race is on a collision course with Earth and the only thing in their path is the Avengers! But even Earth’s Mightiest Heroes realize the one hope of defeating this dire threat is to unite every great hero across the cosmos…because only with a united AvengersUniverse is there any chance of survival!

 

With our heroes at the other end of the universe, who is left to protect Earth? Enter Thanos, the galaxy’s most ruthless threat and an unparalleled force of brutality who brings order to the chaos of life through murder. The greatest threat to the Mad Titan’s work—and perhaps the universe’s greatest hope—is something he created leaving no world safe. Earth’s last hope may lie in the hands of a man who can level cities with a single whisper – Black Bolt, king of the Inhumans. But can the fearsome leader of a race hated and feared by his world,  lead his people against Thanos? If they fall, so does the Earth—and the entire universe with it.

 

Every issue of Infinity includes a code for a free digital copy of that same comic on theMarvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices. Additionally, each issue ofInfinity features special augmented reality content available exclusive through theMarvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

 

The Biggest Heroes.  The Biggest Threats. The Biggest Sacrifices. This is Marvel’sINFINITY.

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For more on Marvel’s Infinity, please visit www.marvel.com. Join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #MarvelINFINITY and don’t forget to follow us at @Marvel [www.twitter.com/Marvel]!

 

 

 

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IMAGE’S BOUNCE #2 GETS SARA PICHELLI Varaint Cover!

NEW VARIANT COVER FOR THE BOUNCE #2

Sara Pichelli’s take on comics’ new slacker superhero

Image Comics has announced a Sara Pichelli variant cover for the second issue of Joe Casey‘s and David Messina‘s psychedelic “slacker superhero” series THE BOUNCE.

Pichelli established her status as a sought-after artist illustrating 2011’s Ultimate Spider-Man, which introduced Miles Morales as Spider-Man, and has recently been announced as the artist on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Pichelli’s cover for THE BOUNCE #2 is her first work for Image Comics.

THE BOUNCE is the second new series penned by Casey (BUTCHER BAKER THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER, GØDLAND) to launch in 2013. The first, SEX, has been received with critical praise and multiple printings of its first and second issues.

The variant cover can be ordered now with the Image Comics code MAR13837. THE BOUNCE #1 will be in stores on May 22, followed by THE BOUNCE #2 in June 26.

Casey’s Image Comics titles are among those produced under the Man of Action imprint, a creative studio that includes Steven T. Seagle (THE RE[A]D DIARY), Joe Kelly (I KILL GIANTS), and Duncan Rouleau (THE GREAT UNKNOWN.)

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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.

About Man of Action Studios Man of Action Studios, the bi-coastal entertainment company started in 2000, created the megahit Ben 10, a three billion dollar boys’ action empire that has been called the most successful superhero launch of the past three decades and a hit across every platform, making it the ultimate transmedia success story. Man of Action Studios consists of creators and acclaimed comic book writers Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle. The quartet collectively worked on the largest franchise characters in comics from Superman to X-Men before refocusing on creating worlds/characters for their own original comic books and graphic novels published through their Man of Action imprint at Image Comics. They also created cult favorite series Generator Rex for Cartoon Network and are co-executive producers and writers for Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man on Disney XD, the network’s #1 rated animated show. In May, Disney XD previews Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, debuting this July, so they again called upon Man of Action Studios as the writers and executive producers for their biggest launch yet. Man of Action Studios are also executive producers on the new international Gormiti series as well as their upcoming original animated series, The 7Cs, produced by Sam-Zag. Beyond the world of animation, Man of Action Studios has created wildly successful video games, toy lines, comic books, stage productions, as well as forthcoming feature films and live action television shows, some of which are based on their own created and written comic book series and original graphic novels. Upcoming films based upon Man of Action creations include New Line’s The Great Unknown based upon Rouleau’s comic book series, and Big Hero 6, created by Rouleau and Seagle, announced as Disney’s first animated feature based on a Marvel property. Man of Action Studios is a creative collective that generates and adapts ideas into the highest-rated television shows and best-selling merchandise in the US and internationally. A large contingent of international content creators also seek the MOA expertise to bridge the culture gap on projects ranging from SpinMaster’s highly successful Bakugan franchise to Nickelodeon’s new series, Monsuno. Man of Action Studios has been called “The Beatles of boys’ action projects… minus the internal strife.”

HOTTEST New Comic Back issues during APRIL 2013

Terry’s Top 30 Hottest Titles during April 2013

Just a personal list from my own observations of the market.  I believe these were the most demand and growing in value books during April 2013.     I did not focus on variants specifically as I can’t even keep track of them all.    If you think I have missed any titles please let me know.  I will revise this list every month and you will be amazed at how much can change in one month good and bad.

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#1 THE SIXTH GUN – all 29 issues sold out – many not even on ebay and low print runs.  sold a #1 for $250

#2 INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US – the only hot DC title small print runs and 3rd prints selling out.  Currently at its hottest right now at $50.00 for set of #1-3      Many sellers with reprint sets that also sell well.

#3 RACHEL RISING #1-16     TV announcement this week helped drive demand up as Diamond sold out of even the current issue not yet out this week.  #1 hitting $200.00    Many issues still available direct from publisher website at cover.

#4 NOWHERE MEN #1-3 prices had peaked at $40,25,15 a few weeks ago

#5 PETER PANZERFAUST #1-9 prices peaked in March.  #8 and #9 really hot but less demand for #4-6

#6 SAGA #1-12    #1 still super hot at about $80 down from peak of $100 – all issues in demand even with high print runs.  #12 was hot for a moment when banned by Apple.

#7 THE DAMNED #1-5   Generally #1 is a $50 book but a #3 hit $100 earlier in April on ebay. Oni – Author of Sixth Gun

#8 THIEF OF THIEVES #1-12    Early issues still super hot – value peaked in January but still selling well

#9 HAWKEYE #1-10   The only hot back issue Marvel title with all issues in multiple printings.  #1 now settled at about $25.00

#10 THE WALKING DEAD  Even more recent copies with high print runs still sell out due to TV show and popular back issue sellers at cover or a bit higher.

#11 THE ACTIVITY #1-11    Hot in the past month  #1 at $20

#12 THE TEST #1    One shot doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype.  This one did not even chart Top 300  low sales

#13 PILOT SEASON DECLASSIFIED #1    One shot featuring The Test also doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype

#14 REVIVAL #1-10   Early issues still super hot but definitely cooled in value from Jan/Feb peak of #1 $45.00

#15 MIND MGMT #1-9   #1 is really the only valuable issue at $40 but easy to sell sets at $80

#16 MANHATTAN PROJECTS  #1-10   All issues sell well but way down from Jan peaks #1 was at $90 now at $30

#17 HELHEIM #1-2    #1 quickly hit #10 and stablized #2 out this week

#18 EAST OF WEST #1  Hot as a pre-seller and has stabilized at $7.00

#19 UBER #0    Sold out both printings instantly.  Future is unpredictable

#20 BATMAN #13 / BATGIRL #13 – death of family storyline – these sold out and huge price increases in some areas

#21 ADVENTURE TIME – animated cartoon series – numerous printings now

#22 BATMAN INCORPORATED #8   Death of Robin hit about $13 now settled at $5.99

#23 SEX #1-2    Lots of demand for #1 in pre-sale but has cooled down and #2 sells for cover

#24 POLARITY #1   2nd printing instantly – small print run.  #2 is out this week

#25 STAR WARS #1  Reached up to $30 week of release but now at $10 but still popular

#26 DOCTOR WHO PRISONER OF TIME #1-4   First issues sold out and I did sell some #1’s above guide but some sellers still selling them at cover.  Variant covers sell really well on ebay when initially released!

#27 ARCHIE #641-642  Glee TV Show cast guest appears – small print runs and tv show tie-in with movie stars

#28 FATALE #1-10   Earliest issues only seem to sell above guide yet title is popular in sales at cover

#29 TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH #1-3   #1 peaked at $17 immediately but now sells for about $7.   Sets still sell

#30 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 698-700  Death of Peter Parker storyline super hot in January closer to cover price now

#31 BEDLAM  #1-5   #1 had reached $10 but now is back to cover price

#32 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1-6 every issue seems to sell out at retail and gets a 2nd printing but not going up in value

#33 MORNING GLORIES – early issues sold out and popular back issues.

 

DETAILS FOR EACH TITLE WITH PRINT RUNS OF RARE BOOKS/TITLES

THE SIXTH GUN – all 29 issues sold out – many not even on ebay and low print runs.  sold a #1 for $250

256 Sixth Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 4899 2010 7
249 Sixth Gun 2 $3.99 Oni 5061 2010 7
261 Sixth Gun 3 $3.99 Oni 4105 2010 8
333 Sixth Gun 4 $3.99 Oni 3850 2010 9
298 Sixth Gun 5 $3.99 Oni 3590 2010 10
274 Sixth Gun 6 $3.99 Oni 3589 2010 11
310 Sixth Gun 7 $3.99 Oni 3360 2010 12
239 Sixth Gun 8 $3.99 Oni 3317 2011 1
282 Sixth Gun 9 $3.99 Oni 3279 2011 2
271 Sixth Gun 11 $3.99 Oni 3418 2011 4
296 Sixth Gun 15 $3.99 Oni 3403 2011 9
351 Sixth Gun 16 $3.99 Oni 3442 2011 10
329 Sixth Gun 17 $3.99 Oni 3408 2011 11
277 Sixth Gun 18 $3.99 Oni 3328 2012 1
325 Sixth Gun 19 $3.99 Oni 3183 2012 2
312 Sixth Gun 21 $3.99 Oni 3184 2012 4
343 Sixth Gun 22 $3.99 Oni 3169 2012 5
304 Sixth Gun 23 $3.99 Oni 3204 2012 6
367 Sixth Gun 24 $3.99 Oni 3122 2012 8
326 Sixth Gun 25 $3.99 Oni 3081 2012 9
366 Sixth Gun 26 $3.99 Oni 3043 2012 10
363 Sixth Gun 27 $3.99 Oni 2930 2012 12

INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US – the only hot DC title small print runs and 3rd prints selling out.  Currently at its hottest right now at $50.00 for set of #1-3      Many sellers with reprint sets that also sell well.

RACHEL RISING #1-16     TV announcement this week helped drive demand up as Diamond sold out of even the current issue not yet out this week.  #1 hitting $200.00    Many issues still available direct from publisher website at cover.

186 Rachel Rising 1 $3.99 Abstract 10989 2011 8
206 Rachel Rising 2 $3.99 Abstract 8189 2011 9
196 Rachel Rising 3 $3.99 Abstract 8872 2011 11
269 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4331 2011 12
241 Rachel Rising 4 $3.99 Abstract 4737 2012 1
258 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4180 2012 1
296 Rachel Rising 5 $3.99 Abstract 4412 2012 2
189 Rachel Rising 6 $3.99 Abstract 8399 2012 3
199 Rachel Rising 7 $3.99 Abstract 8210 2012 4
224 Rachel Rising 8 $3.99 Abstract 8103 2012 5
203 Rachel Rising 9 $3.99 Abstract 8194 2012 7
223 Rachel Rising 10 $3.99 Abstract 8330 2012 8
219 Rachel Rising 11 $3.99 Abstract 7915 2012 9
219 Rachel Rising 12 $3.99 Abstract 7987 2012 10
205 Rachel Rising 13 $3.99 Abstract 7782 2012 12

NOWHERE MEN #1-3 prices had peaked at $40,25,15 a few weeks ago

172 Nowhere Men 1 $2.99 Image 11815 2012 11
213 Nowhere Men 2 $2.99 Image 7368 2012 12

PETER PANZERFAUST #1-9 prices peaked in March.  #8 and #9 really hot but less demand for #4-6

285 Peter Panzerfaust 1 $3.50 Image 4814 2012 2
276 Peter Panzerfaust 2 $3.50 Image 4416 2012 3
252 Peter Panzerfaust 3 $3.50 Image 5515 2012 4
292 Peter Panzerfaust 4 $3.50 Image 5177 2012 5
283 Peter Panzerfaust 5 $3.50 Image 4546 2012 7

SAGA #1-12    #1 still super hot at about $80 down from peak of $100 – all issues in demand even with high print runs.  #12 was hot for a moment when banned by Apple.

40 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 37641 2012 3
177 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 9641 2012 4
267 Saga 1 $2.99 Image 4484 2012 6
48 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 36885 2012 4
264 Saga 2 $2.99 Image 6252 2012 5
57 Saga 3 $2.99 Image 38895 2012 5
47 Saga 4 $2.99 Image 41143 2012 6
44 Saga 5 $2.99 Image 40556 2012 7
46 Saga 6 $2.99 Image 40584 2012 8
51 Saga 7 $2.99 Image 46971 2012 11
51 Saga 8 $2.99 Image 42324 2012 12

THE DAMNED #1-5   Generally #1 is a $50 book but a #3 hit $100 earlier in April on ebay. Oni – Author of Sixth Gun

238 Damned 1 $3.50 Oni 2989 2006 10
294 Damned 3 $3.50 Oni 2116 2006 12
273 Damned 5 $3.50 Oni 1892 2007 3

THIEF OF THIEVES #1-12    Early issues still super hot – value peaked in January but still selling well

112 Thief of Thieves 1 $2.99 Image 17877 2012 2
126 Thief of Thieves 2 $2.99 Image 14286 2012 3
135 Thief of Thieves 3 $2.99 Image 13644 2012 4
137 Thief of Thieves 4 $2.99 Image 17774 2012 5
116 Thief of Thieves 5 $2.99 Image 19833 2012 6
111 Thief of Thieves 6 $2.99 Image 19733 2012 7
139 Thief of Thieves 7 $2.99 Image 18266 2012 8
134 Thief of Thieves 8 $2.99 Image 17070 2012 9
144 Thief of Thieves 9 $2.99 Image 16645 2012 10
136 Thief of Thieves 10 $2.99 Image 16424 2012 11
132 Thief of Thieves 11 $2.99 Image 15605 2012 12

HAWKEYE #1-10   The only hot back issue Marvel title with all issues in multiple printings.  #1 now settled at about $25.00

42 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 Marvel 41952 2012 8
256 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 Marvel 6394 2012 9
60 Hawkeye 2 $2.99 Marvel 33563 2012 9
69 Hawkeye 3 $2.99 Marvel 35403 2012 10
66 Hawkeye 4 $2.99 Marvel 34208 2012 11
61 Hawkeye 5 $2.99 Marvel 34385 2012 12
65 Hawkeye 6 $2.99 Marvel 33440 2012 12

THE WALKING DEAD  Even more recent copies with high print runs still sell out due to TV show and popular back issue sellers at cover or a bit higher.

30 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 55710 2012 6
264 Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 6472 2012 8
1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7
117 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 21987 2012 8
31 Walking Dead 101 $2.99 Image 51732 2012 8
24 Walking Dead 102 $2.99 Image 53337 2012 9
9 Walking Dead 103 $2.99 Image 74378 2012 10
35 Walking Dead 104 $2.99 Image 57456 2012 11
28 Walking Dead 105 $2.99 Image 57781 2012 12
70 Walking Dead 100 Chromium Ed. $9.99 Image 30969 2012 7

THE ACTIVITY #1-11    Hot in the past month  #1 at $20

253 Activity 1 $3.50 Image 5269 2011 12
270 Activity 2 $3.50 Image 3512 2012 1

THE TEST #1    One shot doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype.  This one did not even chart Top 300  low sales

PILOT SEASON DECLASSIFIED #1    One shot featuring The Test also doing well in the $10-20 range in first week of hype

292 Pilot Season Declassified 2011 One Shot $1.00 Image 3462 2011 9

REVIVAL #1-10   Early issues still super hot but definitely cooled in value from Jan/Feb peak of #1 $45.00

120 Revival 1 $2.99 Image 18039 2012 7
198 Revival 2 $2.99 Image 10486 2012 8
153 Revival 3 $2.99 Image 13943 2012 9
155 Revival 4 $2.99 Image 15251 2012 10
154 Revival 5 $2.99 Image 14098 2012 11

MIND MGMT #1-9   #1 is really the only valuable issue at $40 but easy to sell sets at $80

262 Mind Mgmt 0 $2.99 Dark Horse 5526 2012 11
236 Mind Mgmt 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7537 2012 5
266 Mind Mgmt 2 $3.99 Dark Horse 5566 2012 7
292 Mind Mgmt 3 $3.99 Dark Horse 5579 2012 8
286 Mind Mgmt 5 $3.99 Dark Horse 5017 2012 9

MANHATTAN PROJECTS  #1-10   All issues sell well but way down from Jan peaks #1 was at $90 now at $30

102 Manhattan Projects 1 $3.50 Image 17955 2012 3
121 Manhattan Projects 2 $3.50 Image 15697 2012 4
136 Manhattan Projects 3 $3.50 Image 18001 2012 5
124 Manhattan Projects 4 $3.50 Image 18544 2012 6
117 Manhattan Projects 5 $3.50 Image 18398 2012 7
127 Manhattan Projects 6 $3.50 Image 17981 2012 9
127 Manhattan Projects 7 $3.50 Image 17543 2012 11
113 Manhattan Projects 8 $3.50 Image 17028 2012 12
262 Manhattan Projects 1 rep $3.50 Image 5213 2012 4

HELHEIM #1-2    #1 quickly hit #10 and stablized #2 out this week

EAST OF WEST #1  Hot as a pre-seller and has stabilized at $7.00

UBER #0    Sold out both printings instantly.  Future is unpredictable

BATMAN INCORPORATED #8   Death of Robin hit about $13 now settled at $5.99

SEX #1-2    Lots of demand for #1 in pre-sale but has cooled down and #2 sells for cover

POLARITY #1   2nd printing instantly – small print run.  #2 is out this week

STAR WARS #1  Reached up to $30 week of release but now at $10 but still popular

DOCTOR WHO PRISONER OF TIME #1-4   First issues sold out and I did sell some #1’s above guide but some sellers still selling them at cover.  Variant covers sell really well on ebay when initially released!

ARCHIE #641-642  Glee TV Show cast guest appears – small print runs and tv show tie-in with movie stars

FATALE #1-10   Earliest issues only seem to sell above guide yet title is popular in sales at cover

90 Fatale 1 $3.50 Image 20515 2012 1
100 Fatale 2 $3.50 Image 20315 2012 2
89 Fatale 3 $3.50 Image 20222 2012 3
90 Fatale 4 $3.50 Image 22804 2012 4
114 Fatale 5 $3.50 Image 22484 2012 5
105 Fatale 6 $3.50 Image 21828 2012 6
121 Fatale 7 $3.50 Image 21369 2012 8
122 Fatale 8 $3.50 Image 20542 2012 10
129 Fatale 9 $3.50 Image 19345 2012 10
118 Fatale 10 $3.50 Image 18819 2012 11
111 Fatale 11 $3.50 Image 18055 2012 12
270 Fatale 1 rep $3.50 Image 5506 2012 2

TODD THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH #1-3   #1 peaked at $17 immediately but now sells for about $7.   Sets still sell

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 698-700  Death of Peter Parker storyline super hot in January closer to cover price now

29 Amazing Spider-Man 697 $3.99 Marvel 59872 2012 11
13 Amazing Spider-Man 698 $3.99 Marvel 81342 2012 11
14 Amazing Spider-Man 699 $3.99 Marvel 74904 2012 12
18 Amazing Spider-Man 699.1 $2.99 Marvel 66245 2012 12
1 Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12

BEDLAM  #1-5   #1 had reached $10 but now is back to cover price

110 Bedlam 1 $3.50 Image 22736 2012 10
120 Bedlam 2 $3.50 Image 18583 2012 11
291 Bedlam 1 rep $3.50 Image 4567 2012 11

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1-6 every issue seems to sell out at retail and gets a 2nd printing but not going up in value

MYLO XYLOTO #1-3  Chris Martin of Coldplay series – sells well at cover price but not really above

 

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com  for the initial Diamond sales figures data – see complete monthly Diamond sales chart and more stats at this 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 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

Frank Miller and ROBOCOP go BOOM!

BOOM! Studios sent us this visual Press release, for August.

About BOOM! Studios

Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS will be released as a feature film from Universal Pictures August 2nd, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED.

Nothing Lasts Forever – Marvel Unveils INFINITY #1 Cover

This August, the Marvel Universe prepares for the biggest battle it’s ever faced – but first, Marvel is proud to unveil the jaw dropping main cover to Infinity #1 by Adam Kubert! Infinity, the six part blockbuster comic event of the summer, brought to you by the star studded creative team of Jonathan Hickman, Jim Cheung, Jerome Opena & Dustin Weaver, takes fans to every corner of the Marvel Universe, and beyond! Earth has been marked as an “Avengers World”, protected by Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and more from the deadliest threats facing humanity. A powerful and destructive race is on a collision course with Earth and the only thing in their path is the Avengers! But even Earth’s Mightiest Heroes realize the one hope of defeating this dire threat is to unite every great hero across the cosmos…because only with a united AvengersUniverse is there any chance of survival!

With our heroes at the other end of the universe, who is left to protect Earth? Enter Thanos, the galaxy’s most ruthless threat and an unparalleled force of brutality who brings order to the chaos of life through murder. The greatest threat to the Mad Titan’s work—and perhaps the universe’s greatest hope—is something he created leaving no world safe. Earth’s last hope may lie in the hands of a man who can level cities with a single whisper – Black Bolt, king of the Inhumans. But can the fearsome leader of a race hated and feared by his world,  lead his people against Thanos? If they fall, so does the Earth—and the entire universe with it.

Every issue of Infinity includes a code for a free digital copy of that same comic on theMarvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices. Additionally, each issue ofInfinity features special augmented reality content available exclusive through theMarvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

The Biggest Heroes.  The Biggest Threats. The Biggest Sacrifices. This is Marvel’sINFINITY.

For more on Marvel’s Infinity, please visit www.marvel.com. Join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #MarvelINFINITY and don’t forget to follow us at @Marvel [www.twitter.com/Marvel]!

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Morrison/Paquette to do WONDER WOMAN EARTH ONE

DC announces WONDER WOMAN EARTH ONE graphic novel by Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette. Morrison has been talking about a Wonder Woman project for years now, and it looks like this is it.

“This is some of the most fun I’ve had in a long time, because it’s a completely different type of comic book,” Morrison recently teased about the upcoming book to ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. “Usually I don’t do masses of research, but for Wonder Woman, I’ve actually been working my way through the entire history of feminism … I want this to be really, really good, to reflect not only what women think, but what men think of women. I’m trying to do something really different from what’s been done with the character before. That one’s been amazing fun, because it’s nothing like anything I’ve ever done before.”

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THE WALKING DEAD – complete print run history

THE WALKING DEAD – COMICS RARITY

THE WALKING DEAD (IMAGE 2003) – COMIC BOOK SERIES – SALES MARKET REPORT

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Robert Kirkman published his comic first in October 2003 at Image Comics with issue #1.  Sales were fairly low as it was a brand new unproven title.

Comic stores throughout  North America ordered 7,200 copies of #1.   Interest was immediate as orders in #2 barely fell.   In fact only issues #2 and #3 had less orders than #1.

Issue #4 was the first issue of 2004 and had heavy orders in its second month making it a better seller than #1.

Demand from collectors is always highest for a #1 issue but with the popularity growing issue sales very slow continually increased month to month.

Issue #7 was the first issue to sell over 10,000 copies.  Keep in mind this is still very low in comparison to a guaranteed seller such as Batman which was selling an average of 65,000 a month.

Issue #12 sold twice as many copies as #1.  It was also the first issue to crack the Top 150 best selling comics of the month in North America.

Issue #14 was the first issue to sell over 15,000 copies.

After issue #24 hit stands Image released a one-shot special called The Walking Dead Script Book.

Issue #28 was the first issue to sell over 20,000 copies.

So three years into the series each issue is basically increasing readership as the series continually stopped growing.   This would never happen with a superhero title from any publisher.

Issue #36 was the first issue ever to crack The top 100 best selling comics of the month in North America.

During the release of #49 a one-shot called The Walking Dead Special Edition was released May 2008 and had orders of over 9,000 which was only 30% of the regular issue at that time.

The anniversary issue #50 (July 2008) had much larger orders/sales than any other regular issue and is the most common of the first 74 issues.

August 2009 it is announced in the news that the comic will be picked up as a TV series.

Issue #75 (August 2010) was another higher than usual ordered anniversary issue and the first issue to ever sell 30,000 copies.  It was also the first issue to crack the Top 75 best selling comics of the month in North America.  Sales were now more than 400% that of #1.

The show debuted on TV in October 2010 while issue #78 was on the stands.   Sales had been steadily increasing but there was no huge jump in orders in the months leading up to the TV show debut.

Issue #80 (January 2011) was the first issue to crack the Top 50 best selling comics of the month in North America.

At the same time as issue #80 Image re-released #1-52 in a weekly reprint series called The Walking Dead Weekly.  Issue #1 January 2011) had the highest sales of all issues at 8,800 which interestingly enough was better sales than the original #1.    During 2011 you could buy all 52 issues.  Sales dropped low enough by the end issues #40-52 had sales of less than 3,000 each making these the rarest of all Walking Dead related comics however keep in mind they are still reprint issues.

Issue #83 (April 2011) is the first issue to sell over 35,000 copies and hit stands while Season 1 was airing on TV.

At the same time as #83 a new 4 issue monthly series debuted called The Walking Dead Survivors Guide.  All 4 issues sold over 10,000 copies each but this was only 1/3 of the orders of the regular issues released at the same time.

Issue #97 (May 2012) was a landmark issue and not only the first issue to top 40,000 orders but in fact topped 60,000 !!  It was also the first issue to crack the Top 30 best selling comics of the month.

Issues #97-99 were a leadup to the grand landmark issue #100.00

Issue #100 (July 2012) shipped with various variant covers and had a total order of 379,000 copies making it the largest selling single comic of this decade as well as the #2 highest ordered comic of the 21st Century and the #1 comic of the century for Image Comics.   A special chromium cover priced at $9.99 each had 31,000 copies out of the large total order.    This was the peak of Walking Dead fever sold before Season 3 of the TV show debuted.

Issue #103 (October 2012) is the 2nd best selling Walking Dead comic ever and the only other issue to rank in the top 10 best selling comics of the month in North America.  That same month a one-shot special was released titled Walking Dead Michonne Special.  It had orders of almost 50,000 copies making it a better seller than any original issues #1-96.

Since issue #100 issue every new issue has sold over 50,000 copies each and usually ranks around the 30th best selling comic of the month.

Comic sales have actually been overshadowed by the tremendous success of the series reprinted in Graphic Novel format.

All issues are kept in print and the first graphic novel reprinting the earliest issues as now sold over 200,000 copies and is carried not only in comic stores but also in book stores everywhere.

YEAR RANKING GRAPHIC NOVEL TITLE PRICE PUBLISHER SALES FOR YEAR YEAR COMBINED ESTIMATED TOTAL SALES OF ALL YEARS
9 Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye $9.95 Image 2004
10 Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye $9.95 Image 2005
9 Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye $9.99 Image 2006
12 Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye $9.99 Image 2007
17 Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye $9.99 Image 2008
5 Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye $9.99 Image 19700 2009
1 Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye $9.99 Image 43900 2010
1 Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye $9.99 Image 34700 2011
1 Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye $9.99 Image 74700 2012 200000
71 Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us $12.95 Image 2004
17 Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us $12.95 Image 2005
23 Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us $12.99 Image 2007
30 Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us $12.99 Image 2008
16 Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us $12.99 Image 12500 2009
8 Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us $14.99 Image 26700 2010
5 Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us $14.99 Image 20200 2011
2 Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us $14.99 Image 46200 2012 120000
15 Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us New Ptg $12.99 Image 2006
11 Walking Dead Vol. 3 Safety Behind Bars $12.95 Image 2005
17 Walking Dead Vol. 3 Safety Behind Bars $12.95 Image 2006
77 Walking Dead Vol. 3 Safety Behind Bars $12.99 Image 2007
68 Walking Dead Vol. 3 Safety Behind Bars $12.99 Image 2008
23 Walking Dead Vol. 3 Safety Behind Bars $14.99 Image 10900 2009
11 Walking Dead Vol. 3 Safety Behind Bars $14.99 Image 21000 2010
8 Walking Dead Vol. 3 Safety Behind Bars $14.99 Image 14300 2011
5 Walking Dead Vol. 3 Safety Behind Bars $14.99 Image 34500 2012 90000
43 Walking Dead Vol. 4 Hearts Desire $12.99 Image 2005
13 Walking Dead Vol. 4 Hearts Desire $12.99 Image 2006
34 Walking Dead Vol. 4 Hearts Desire $12.99 Image 2007
69 Walking Dead Vol. 4 Hearts Desire $12.99 Image 2008
15 Walking Dead Vol. 4 Hearts Desire $14.99 Image 18400 2010
13 Walking Dead Vol. 4 Hearts Desire $14.99 Image 11700 2011
7 Walking Dead Vol. 4 Hearts Desire $14.99 Image 26800 2012
80 Walking Dead Vol. 4 Hearts Desire (New Ptg) $14.99 Image 6800 2009 80000
12 Walking Dead Vol. 5 Best Defense $12.99 Image 2006
22 Walking Dead Vol. 5 Best Defense $12.99 Image 2007
76 Walking Dead Vol. 5 Best Defense $12.99 Image 2008
50 Walking Dead Vol. 5 Best Defense $12.99 Image 8200 2009
22 Walking Dead Vol. 5 Best Defense $14.99 Image 13600 2010
15 Walking Dead Vol. 5 Best Defense $14.99 Image 11400 2011
13 Walking Dead Vol. 5 Best Defense $14.99 Image 23100 2012 65000
6 Walking Dead Vol. 6 Sorrowful Life $12.99 Image 2007
70 Walking Dead Vol. 6 Sorrowful Life $12.99 Image 2008
59 Walking Dead Vol. 6 Sorrowful Life $12.99 Image 7800 2009
24 Walking Dead Vol. 6 Sorrowful Life $14.99 Image 12500 2010
22 Walking Dead Vol. 6 Sorrowful Life $14.99 Image 10000 2011
16 Walking Dead Vol. 6 Sorrowful Life $14.99 Image 19900 2012 55000
10 Walking Dead Vol. 7 Calm Before $12.99 Image 2007
29 Walking Dead Vol. 7 The Calm Before $12.99 Image 2008
54 Walking Dead Vol. 7 The Calm Before $12.99 Image 8000 2009
27 Walking Dead Vol. 7 The Calm Before $14.99 Image 11600 2010
31 Walking Dead Vol. 7 The Calm Before $14.99 Image 9200 2011
18 Walking Dead Vol. 7 The Calm Before $14.99 Image 18200 2012 55000
5 Walking Dead Vol. 8 Made To Suffer $14.99 Image 2008
38 Walking Dead Vol. 8 Made To Suffer $14.99 Image 9000 2009
26 Walking Dead Vol. 8 Made To Suffer $14.99 Image 11700 2010
37 Walking Dead Vol. 8 Made To Suffer $14.99 Image 8700 2011
23 Walking Dead Vol. 8 Made To Suffer $14.99 Image 17000 2012 55000
3 Walking Dead Vol. 9 Here We Remain $14.99 Image 28800 2009
20 Walking Dead Vol. 9 Here We Remain $14.99 Image 14200 2010
17 Walking Dead Vol. 9 Here We Remain $14.99 Image 10700 2011
17 Walking Dead Vol. 9 Here We Remain $14.99 Image 18800 2012 68000
4 Walking Dead Vol. 10 What We Become $14.99 Image 22500 2009
18 Walking Dead Vol. 10 What We Become $14.99 Image 15200 2010
24 Walking Dead Vol. 10 What We Become $14.99 Image 9900 2011
20 Walking Dead Vol. 10 What We Become $14.99 Image 17300 2012 64000
3 Walking Dead Vol. 11 Fear The Hunters $14.99 Image 35800 2010
25 Walking Dead Vol. 11 Fear The Hunters $14.99 Image 9800 2011
25 Walking Dead Vol. 11 Fear The Hunters $14.99 Image 16100 2012 62000
7 Walking Dead Vol. 12 Life Among Them $14.99 Image 30500 2010
21 Walking Dead Vol. 12 Life Among Them $14.99 Image 10500 2011
27 Walking Dead Vol. 12 Life Among Them $14.99 Image 15400 2012 56000
9 Walking Dead Vol. 13 Too Far Gone $14.99 Image 23300 2010
9 Walking Dead Vol. 13 Too Far Gone $14.99 Image 14100 2011
28 Walking Dead Vol. 13 Too Far Gone $14.99 Image 15100 2012 52000
2 Walking Dead Vol. 14 No Way Out $14.99 Image 32900 2011
22 Walking Dead Vol. 14 No Way Out $14.99 Image 17100 2012 50000
4 Walking Dead Vol. 15 $14.99 Image 21800 2011
9 Walking Dead Vol. 15 We Find Ourselves $14.99 Image 26200 2012 48000
4 Walking Dead Vol. 16 A Larger World $14.99 Image 42700 2012 42700
6 Walking Dead Vol. 17 Something To Fear $14.99 Image 29700 2012 29700
179 Walking Dead Compendium Vol. 1 $59.99 Image 4800 2009
60 Walking Dead Compendium Vol. 1 $59.99 Image 7300 2010
68 Walking Dead Compendium Vol. 1 $59.99 Image 6200 2011
19 Walking Dead Compendium Vol. 1 $59.99 Image 17600 2012 35000
33 Walking Dead Compendium Vol. 2 $59.99 Image 13100 2012 13100
358 Walking Dead HC Vol. 1 $29.99 Image 3300 2009
59 Walking Dead HC Vol. 1 $34.99 Image 7300 2010
72 Walking Dead HC Vol. 1 $34.99 Image 6000 2011
43 Walking Dead HC Vol. 1 $34.99 Image 9400 2012 26000
161 Walking Dead HC Vol. 2 $29.99 Image 4700 2010
197 Walking Dead HC Vol. 2 $34.99 Image 3600 2011
104 Walking Dead HC Vol. 2 $34.99 Image 5900 2012 14000
205 Walking Dead HC Vol. 3 $34.99 Image 3900 2010
342 Walking Dead HC Vol. 3 $34.99 Image 2700 2011
164 Walking Dead HC Vol. 3 $34.99 Image 4400 2012 11000
287 Walking Dead HC Vol. 4 $34.99 Image 3300 2010
499 Walking Dead HC Vol. 4 $34.99 Image 2300 2011
228 Walking Dead HC Vol. 4 $34.99 Image 3700 2012 9300
68 Walking Dead HC Vol. 5 $34.99 Image 7100 2010
425 Walking Dead HC Vol. 5 $34.99 Image 2500 2011
235 Walking Dead HC Vol. 5 $34.99 Image 3600 2012 14200
108 Walking Dead HC Vol. 6 $34.99 Image 5600 2010
445 Walking Dead HC Vol. 6 $34.99 Image 2400 2011
314 Walking Dead HC Vol. 6 $34.99 Image 3100 2012 11100
79 Walking Dead HC Vol. 7 $34.99 Image 5700 2011
216 Walking Dead HC Vol. 7 $34.99 Image 3800 2012 9500
73 Walking Dead HC Vol. 8 $34.99 Image 7100 2012 7100
153 Walking Dead Survivors Guide $12.99 Image 4000 2011
232 Walking Dead Survivors Guide $12.99 Image 3700 2012 7700

The following charts show the comic series sorted by a few different methods to show sales numbers, publishing dates, issue #’s and diamond overall sales of the month rankings

TITLE / ISSUE / PRICE / PUBLISHER / SALES # / DATE = YEAR & MONTH / RANKING OF OVERALL SALES FOR THAT MONTH IN NORTH AMERICA

SORTED BY TITLE AND ISSUE #

Walking Dead 1 $2.95 Image 7266 2003 10 233
Walking Dead 2 $2.95 Image 6067 2003 11 206 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 3 $2.95 Image 6992 2003 12 196
Walking Dead 4 $2.95 Image 1320 2004 2 254 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 4 $2.95 Image 7019 2004 1 154
Walking Dead 5 $2.95 Image 8829 2004 3 185
Walking Dead 6 $2.95 Image 2144 2004 5 250 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 6 $2.95 Image 7727 2004 4 179
Walking Dead 7 $2.95 Image 1707 2004 6 283 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 7 $2.95 Image 10490 2004 5 157
Walking Dead 8 $2.95 Image 1410 2004 8 284 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 8 $2.95 Image 11689 2004 6 157
Walking Dead 9 $2.95 Image 2219 2004 8 257 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 9 $2.95 Image 11286 2004 7 160
Walking Dead 10 $2.95 Image 13719 2004 9 159
Walking Dead 11 $2.95 Image 13555 2004 9 160
Walking Dead 12 $2.95 Image 14539 2004 11 139
Walking Dead 13 $2.95 Image 14590 2004 11 137
Walking Dead 14 $2.95 Image 772 2005 1 289 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 14 $2.95 Image 14714 2004 12 144
Walking Dead 15 $2.95 Image 15461 2005 2 125
Walking Dead 16 $2.95 Image 15683 2005 3 128
Walking Dead 17 $2.95 Image 15614 2005 4 117
Walking Dead 18 $2.95 Image 15540 2005 4 118
Walking Dead 19 $2.95 Image 17222 2005 6 139
Walking Dead 20 $2.99 Image 16917 2005 7 117
Walking Dead 21 $2.99 Image 17667 2005 8 123
Walking Dead 22 $2.99 Image 17623 2005 10 105
Walking Dead 23 $2.99 Image 18482 2005 11 120
Walking Dead 24 $2.99 Image 18545 2005 11 119
Walking Dead 25 $2.99 Image 19331 2006 1 102
Walking Dead 26 $2.99 Image 19382 2006 3 127
Walking Dead 27 $2.99 Image 18866 2006 3 131
Walking Dead 28 $2.99 Image 20119 2006 6 102
Walking Dead 29 $2.99 Image 20383 2006 7 105
Walking Dead 30 $2.99 Image 20501 2006 8 103
Walking Dead 31 $2.99 Image 21366 2006 9 103
Walking Dead 32 $2.99 Image 21189 2006 11 133
Walking Dead 33 $2.99 Image 21234 2006 12 116
Walking Dead 34 $2.99 Image 21183 2007 1 107
Walking Dead 35 $2.99 Image 21387 2007 2 101
Walking Dead 36 $2.99 Image 21290 2007 3 97
Walking Dead 37 $2.99 Image 21715 2007 4 94
Walking Dead 38 $2.99 Image 22180 2007 6 93
Walking Dead 39 $2.99 Image 22479 2007 7 103
Walking Dead 40 $2.99 Image 22987 2007 8 109
Walking Dead 41 $2.99 Image 22679 2007 8 110
Walking Dead 42 $2.99 Image 23100 2007 9 102
Walking Dead 43 $2.99 Image 22713 2007 10 114
Walking Dead 44 $2.99 Image 22561 2007 11 106
Walking Dead 45 $2.99 Image 22660 2007 12 107
Walking Dead 46 $2.99 Image 22856 2008 2 93
Walking Dead 47 $2.99 Image 22605 2008 3 88
Walking Dead 48 $2.99 Image 22461 2008 4 97
Walking Dead 49 $2.99 Image 23095 2008 5 101
Walking Dead 50 $2.99 Image 27685 2008 7 94
Walking Dead 51 $2.99 Image 23109 2008 8 102
Walking Dead 52 $2.99 Image 23620 2008 9 103
Walking Dead 53 $2.99 Image 24091 2008 10 116
Walking Dead 54 $2.99 Image 24089 2008 11 82
Walking Dead 55 $2.99 Image 23881 2008 11 86
Walking Dead 56 $2.99 Image 23579 2008 12 114
Walking Dead 57 $2.99 Image 23395 2009 1 78
Walking Dead 58 $2.99 Image 22716 2009 2 82
Walking Dead 58 $2.99 Image 22716 2009 3 82
Walking Dead 60 $2.99 Image 23583 2009 4 101
Walking Dead 61 $2.99 Image 23902 2009 5 84
Walking Dead 62 $2.99 Image 23901 2009 6 91
Walking Dead 63 $2.99 Image 23985 2009 7 85
Walking Dead 64 $2.99 Image 24367 2009 8 87
Walking Dead 65 $2.99 Image 24871 2009 9 101
Walking Dead 66 $2.99 Image 24929 2009 10 82
Walking Dead 67 $2.99 Image 24655 2009 11 84
Walking Dead 68 $2.99 Image 24230 2009 12 88
Walking Dead 69 $2.99 Image 23695 2010 1 84
Walking Dead 70 $2.99 Image 23999 2010 2 77
Walking Dead 71 $2.99 Image 24567 2010 4 81
Walking Dead 72 $2.99 Image 25182 2010 5 84
Walking Dead 73 $2.99 Image 25645 2010 6 79
Walking Dead 74 $2.99 Image 25468 2010 7 80
Walking Dead 75 $3.99 Image 4412 2010 8 256 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 75 $3.99 Image 28667 2010 7 68
Walking Dead 76 $2.99 Image 26553 2010 8 72
Walking Dead 77 $2.99 Image 27448 2010 9 69
Walking Dead 78 $2.99 Image 27947 2010 10 71
Walking Dead 79 $2.99 Image 28971 2010 11 60
Walking Dead 80 $2.99 Image 29526 2011 1 48
Walking Dead 81 $2.99 Image 30750 2011 2 45
Walking Dead 82 $2.99 Image 31174 2011 3 51
Walking Dead 83 $2.99 Image 6252 2011 4 212 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 83 $2.99 Image 33686 2011 3 42
Walking Dead 84 $2.99 Image 31930 2011 4 48
Walking Dead 85 $2.99 Image 37552 2011 5 40
Walking Dead 86 $2.99 Image 32187 2011 6 52
Walking Dead 87 $2.99 Image 32126 2011 7 51
Walking Dead 88 $2.99 Image 31839 2011 8 51
Walking Dead 89 $2.99 Image 31351 2011 10 79
Walking Dead 90 $2.99 Image 31778 2011 10 78
Walking Dead 91 $2.99 Image 31813 2011 11 68
Walking Dead 92 $2.99 Image 31496 2011 12 58
Walking Dead 93 $2.99 Image 31596 2012 1 59
Walking Dead 94 $2.99 Image 32361 2012 2 63
Walking Dead 95 $2.99 Image 33916 2012 3 54
Walking Dead 96 $2.99 Image 36931 2012 4 47
Walking Dead 97 $2.99 Image 6442 2012 8 265 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 97 $2.99 Image 53733 2012 5 28
Walking Dead 98 $2.99 Image 4099 2012 6 274 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 98 $2.99 Image 6626 2012 8 258 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 98 $2.99 Image 49974 2012 5 31
Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 6472 2012 8 264 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 55710 2012 6 30
Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 21987 2012 8 117
Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7 1
Walking Dead 100 $9.99 Image 30969 2012 7 70 CHROMIUM
Walking Dead 101 $2.99 Image 51732 2012 8 31
Walking Dead 102 $2.99 Image 53337 2012 9 24
Walking Dead 103 $2.99 Image 74378 2012 10 9
Walking Dead 104 $2.99 Image 57456 2012 11 35
Walking Dead 105 $2.99 Image 57781 2012 12 28
Walking Dead Michonne Special $2.99 Image 49930 2012 10 39
Walking Dead Script Book 1 $3.99 Image 5191 2005 12 212
Walking Dead Special Edition 1 $3.99 Image 9409 2008 5 176
Walking Dead Survivors Guide 1 $2.99 Image 16158 2011 4 110
Walking Dead Survivors Guide 2 $2.99 Image 13419 2011 5 121
Walking Dead Survivors Guide 3 $2.99 Image 11479 2011 6 170
Walking Dead Survivors Guide 4 $2.99 Image 10304 2011 7 171
Walking Dead Weekly 1 $2.99 Image 8858 2011 1 141
Walking Dead Weekly 2 $2.99 Image 8306 2011 1 152
Walking Dead Weekly 3 $2.99 Image 7798 2011 1 159
Walking Dead Weekly 4 $2.99 Image 7704 2011 1 161
Walking Dead Weekly 5 $2.99 Image 7105 2011 2 208
Walking Dead Weekly 6 $2.99 Image 6728 2011 2 218
Walking Dead Weekly 7 $2.99 Image 6516 2011 2 224
Walking Dead Weekly 8 $2.99 Image 6393 2011 2 228
Walking Dead Weekly 9 $2.99 Image 5773 2011 3 273
Walking Dead Weekly 10 $2.99 Image 5614 2011 3 274
Walking Dead Weekly 11 $2.99 Image 5325 2011 3 281
Walking Dead Weekly 12 $2.99 Image 5359 2011 3 278
Walking Dead Weekly 13 $2.99 Image 5261 2011 3 283
Walking Dead Weekly 14 $2.99 Image 5003 2011 4 238
Walking Dead Weekly 15 $2.99 Image 4922 2011 4 241
Walking Dead Weekly 16 $2.99 Image 4956 2011 4 239
Walking Dead Weekly 17 $2.99 Image 4884 2011 4 243
Walking Dead Weekly 18 $2.99 Image 4708 2011 5 246
Walking Dead Weekly 19 $2.99 Image 4619 2011 5 248
Walking Dead Weekly 20 $2.99 Image 4547 2011 5 249
Walking Dead Weekly 21 $2.99 Image 4507 2011 5 251
Walking Dead Weekly 27 $2.99 Image 3957 2011 7 286
Walking Dead Weekly 28 $2.99 Image 3892 2011 7 287
Walking Dead Weekly 29 $2.99 Image 3883 2011 7 288
Walking Dead Weekly 30 $2.99 Image 3806 2011 7 291
Walking Dead Weekly 36 $2.99 Image 3382 2011 9 298
Walking Dead Weekly 37 $2.99 Image 3426 2011 9 294
Walking Dead Weekly 38 $2.99 Image 3397 2011 9 297
Walking Dead Weekly 39 $2.99 Image 3359 2011 9 299

 

SORTED BY RAREST ISSUE – LOWEST SALES

(note that low figures are secondary month re-orders and need to be added to the other listing the previous month for total orders)

Walking Dead Weekly #39 is the lowest issue on the chart.  However issues #40-52 were so low they didnt even make the monthly chart as there sales were even lower.

Walking Dead Script Book and Walking Dead #2 are the lowest selling regular original issues.

Walking Dead 14 $2.95 Image 772 2005 1 289 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 4 $2.95 Image 1320 2004 2 254 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 8 $2.95 Image 1410 2004 8 284 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 7 $2.95 Image 1707 2004 6 283 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 6 $2.95 Image 2144 2004 5 250 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 9 $2.95 Image 2219 2004 8 257 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead Weekly 39 $2.99 Image 3359 2011 9 299
Walking Dead Weekly 36 $2.99 Image 3382 2011 9 298
Walking Dead Weekly 38 $2.99 Image 3397 2011 9 297
Walking Dead Weekly 37 $2.99 Image 3426 2011 9 294
Walking Dead Weekly 30 $2.99 Image 3806 2011 7 291
Walking Dead Weekly 29 $2.99 Image 3883 2011 7 288
Walking Dead Weekly 28 $2.99 Image 3892 2011 7 287
Walking Dead Weekly 27 $2.99 Image 3957 2011 7 286
Walking Dead 98 $2.99 Image 4099 2012 6 274 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 75 $3.99 Image 4412 2010 8 256 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead Weekly 21 $2.99 Image 4507 2011 5 251
Walking Dead Weekly 20 $2.99 Image 4547 2011 5 249
Walking Dead Weekly 19 $2.99 Image 4619 2011 5 248
Walking Dead Weekly 18 $2.99 Image 4708 2011 5 246
Walking Dead Weekly 17 $2.99 Image 4884 2011 4 243
Walking Dead Weekly 15 $2.99 Image 4922 2011 4 241
Walking Dead Weekly 16 $2.99 Image 4956 2011 4 239
Walking Dead Weekly 14 $2.99 Image 5003 2011 4 238
Walking Dead Script Book 1 $3.99 Image 5191 2005 12 212
Walking Dead Weekly 13 $2.99 Image 5261 2011 3 283
Walking Dead Weekly 11 $2.99 Image 5325 2011 3 281
Walking Dead Weekly 12 $2.99 Image 5359 2011 3 278
Walking Dead Weekly 10 $2.99 Image 5614 2011 3 274
Walking Dead Weekly 9 $2.99 Image 5773 2011 3 273
Walking Dead 2 $2.95 Image 6067 2003 11 206 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 83 $2.99 Image 6252 2011 4 212 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead Weekly 8 $2.99 Image 6393 2011 2 228
Walking Dead 97 $2.99 Image 6442 2012 8 265 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 6472 2012 8 264 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead Weekly 7 $2.99 Image 6516 2011 2 224
Walking Dead 98 $2.99 Image 6626 2012 8 258 RE-ORDER
Walking Dead Weekly 6 $2.99 Image 6728 2011 2 218
Walking Dead 3 $2.95 Image 6992 2003 12 196
Walking Dead 4 $2.95 Image 7019 2004 1 154
Walking Dead Weekly 5 $2.99 Image 7105 2011 2 208
Walking Dead 1 $2.95 Image 7266 2003 10 233
Walking Dead Weekly 4 $2.99 Image 7704 2011 1 161
Walking Dead 6 $2.95 Image 7727 2004 4 179
Walking Dead Weekly 3 $2.99 Image 7798 2011 1 159
Walking Dead Weekly 2 $2.99 Image 8306 2011 1 152
Walking Dead 5 $2.95 Image 8829 2004 3 185
Walking Dead Weekly 1 $2.99 Image 8858 2011 1 141
Walking Dead Special Edition 1 $3.99 Image 9409 2008 5 176
Walking Dead Survivors Guide 4 $2.99 Image 10304 2011 7 171
Walking Dead 7 $2.95 Image 10490 2004 5 157
Walking Dead 9 $2.95 Image 11286 2004 7 160
Walking Dead Survivors Guide 3 $2.99 Image 11479 2011 6 170
Walking Dead 8 $2.95 Image 11689 2004 6 157
Walking Dead Survivors Guide 2 $2.99 Image 13419 2011 5 121
Walking Dead 11 $2.95 Image 13555 2004 9 160
Walking Dead 10 $2.95 Image 13719 2004 9 159
Walking Dead 12 $2.95 Image 14539 2004 11 139
Walking Dead 13 $2.95 Image 14590 2004 11 137
Walking Dead 14 $2.95 Image 14714 2004 12 144
Walking Dead 15 $2.95 Image 15461 2005 2 125
Walking Dead 18 $2.95 Image 15540 2005 4 118
Walking Dead 17 $2.95 Image 15614 2005 4 117
Walking Dead 16 $2.95 Image 15683 2005 3 128
Walking Dead Survivors Guide 1 $2.99 Image 16158 2011 4 110
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Walking Dead 19 $2.95 Image 17222 2005 6 139
Walking Dead 22 $2.99 Image 17623 2005 10 105
Walking Dead 21 $2.99 Image 17667 2005 8 123
Walking Dead 23 $2.99 Image 18482 2005 11 120
Walking Dead 24 $2.99 Image 18545 2005 11 119
Walking Dead 27 $2.99 Image 18866 2006 3 131
Walking Dead 25 $2.99 Image 19331 2006 1 102
Walking Dead 26 $2.99 Image 19382 2006 3 127
Walking Dead 28 $2.99 Image 20119 2006 6 102
Walking Dead 29 $2.99 Image 20383 2006 7 105
Walking Dead 30 $2.99 Image 20501 2006 8 103
Walking Dead 34 $2.99 Image 21183 2007 1 107
Walking Dead 32 $2.99 Image 21189 2006 11 133
Walking Dead 33 $2.99 Image 21234 2006 12 116
Walking Dead 36 $2.99 Image 21290 2007 3 97
Walking Dead 31 $2.99 Image 21366 2006 9 103
Walking Dead 35 $2.99 Image 21387 2007 2 101
Walking Dead 37 $2.99 Image 21715 2007 4 94
Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 21987 2012 8 117
Walking Dead 38 $2.99 Image 22180 2007 6 93
Walking Dead 48 $2.99 Image 22461 2008 4 97
Walking Dead 39 $2.99 Image 22479 2007 7 103
Walking Dead 44 $2.99 Image 22561 2007 11 106
Walking Dead 47 $2.99 Image 22605 2008 3 88
Walking Dead 45 $2.99 Image 22660 2007 12 107
Walking Dead 41 $2.99 Image 22679 2007 8 110
Walking Dead 43 $2.99 Image 22713 2007 10 114
Walking Dead 58 $2.99 Image 22716 2009 2 82
Walking Dead 58 $2.99 Image 22716 2009 3 82
Walking Dead 46 $2.99 Image 22856 2008 2 93
Walking Dead 40 $2.99 Image 22987 2007 8 109
Walking Dead 49 $2.99 Image 23095 2008 5 101
Walking Dead 42 $2.99 Image 23100 2007 9 102
Walking Dead 51 $2.99 Image 23109 2008 8 102
Walking Dead 57 $2.99 Image 23395 2009 1 78
Walking Dead 56 $2.99 Image 23579 2008 12 114
Walking Dead 60 $2.99 Image 23583 2009 4 101
Walking Dead 52 $2.99 Image 23620 2008 9 103
Walking Dead 69 $2.99 Image 23695 2010 1 84
Walking Dead 55 $2.99 Image 23881 2008 11 86
Walking Dead 62 $2.99 Image 23901 2009 6 91
Walking Dead 61 $2.99 Image 23902 2009 5 84
Walking Dead 63 $2.99 Image 23985 2009 7 85
Walking Dead 70 $2.99 Image 23999 2010 2 77
Walking Dead 54 $2.99 Image 24089 2008 11 82
Walking Dead 53 $2.99 Image 24091 2008 10 116
Walking Dead 68 $2.99 Image 24230 2009 12 88
Walking Dead 64 $2.99 Image 24367 2009 8 87
Walking Dead 71 $2.99 Image 24567 2010 4 81
Walking Dead 67 $2.99 Image 24655 2009 11 84
Walking Dead 65 $2.99 Image 24871 2009 9 101
Walking Dead 66 $2.99 Image 24929 2009 10 82
Walking Dead 72 $2.99 Image 25182 2010 5 84
Walking Dead 74 $2.99 Image 25468 2010 7 80
Walking Dead 73 $2.99 Image 25645 2010 6 79
Walking Dead 76 $2.99 Image 26553 2010 8 72
Walking Dead 77 $2.99 Image 27448 2010 9 69
Walking Dead 50 $2.99 Image 27685 2008 7 94
Walking Dead 78 $2.99 Image 27947 2010 10 71
Walking Dead 75 $3.99 Image 28667 2010 7 68
Walking Dead 79 $2.99 Image 28971 2010 11 60
Walking Dead 80 $2.99 Image 29526 2011 1 48
Walking Dead 81 $2.99 Image 30750 2011 2 45
Walking Dead 100 $9.99 Image 30969 2012 7 70 CHROMIUM
Walking Dead 82 $2.99 Image 31174 2011 3 51
Walking Dead 89 $2.99 Image 31351 2011 10 79
Walking Dead 92 $2.99 Image 31496 2011 12 58
Walking Dead 93 $2.99 Image 31596 2012 1 59
Walking Dead 90 $2.99 Image 31778 2011 10 78
Walking Dead 91 $2.99 Image 31813 2011 11 68
Walking Dead 88 $2.99 Image 31839 2011 8 51
Walking Dead 84 $2.99 Image 31930 2011 4 48
Walking Dead 87 $2.99 Image 32126 2011 7 51
Walking Dead 86 $2.99 Image 32187 2011 6 52
Walking Dead 94 $2.99 Image 32361 2012 2 63
Walking Dead 83 $2.99 Image 33686 2011 3 42
Walking Dead 95 $2.99 Image 33916 2012 3 54
Walking Dead 96 $2.99 Image 36931 2012 4 47
Walking Dead 85 $2.99 Image 37552 2011 5 40
Walking Dead Michonne Special $2.99 Image 49930 2012 10 39
Walking Dead 98 $2.99 Image 49974 2012 5 31
Walking Dead 101 $2.99 Image 51732 2012 8 31
Walking Dead 102 $2.99 Image 53337 2012 9 24
Walking Dead 97 $2.99 Image 53733 2012 5 28
Walking Dead 99 $2.99 Image 55710 2012 6 30
Walking Dead 104 $2.99 Image 57456 2012 11 35
Walking Dead 105 $2.99 Image 57781 2012 12 28
Walking Dead 103 $2.99 Image 74378 2012 10 9
Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7 1

 

ROBERT KIRKMAN – THIEF OF THIEVES – IMAGE

Creator of The Walking Dead debuted a new series in February 2012.  Sales were respectable but safe.

Interest in the series continued to grow and sales jumped up drastically for issue #4.

All issues are fairly uncommon as orders have never hit 20,000 for any original 1st printing of any issue.

Issue 5 (1st print) is the best selling issue of the series and issue #3 is the rarest lowest selling issue of the series.

To put things into perspective issue #1 is rarer than Walking Dead #23.   Thief #3 is rarer than Walking Dead #10.

Back issue values of the first 5 issues continues to increase and Image continues to reprint sending out new printings with different colored variant covers.

Thief of Thieves 1 $2.99 Image 17877 2012 2 112
Thief of Thieves 2 $2.99 Image 14286 2012 3 126
Thief of Thieves 3 $2.99 Image 13644 2012 4 135
Thief of Thieves 4 $2.99 Image 17774 2012 5 137
Thief of Thieves 5 $2.99 Image 19833 2012 6 116
Thief of Thieves 6 $2.99 Image 19733 2012 7 111
Thief of Thieves 7 $2.99 Image 18266 2012 8 139
Thief of Thieves 8 $2.99 Image 17070 2012 9 134
Thief of Thieves 9 $2.99 Image 16645 2012 10 144
Thief of Thieves 10 $2.99 Image 16424 2012 11 136
Thief of Thieves 11 $2.99 Image 15605 2012 12 132

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com  the initial data – see complete monthly Diamond sales chart and more stats at this 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 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

BEST SELLING COMIC BOOKS of this DECADE (2010-2013)

BEST SELLING COMIC BOOKS of this DECADE (2010-2013)

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We are about to take an in depth analysis of  the Best Selling Comic Books of this time period to show the state of the current comic industry and look for any trends and to answer the all important question of “Can a comic with a gigantic print run have a chance of going up in value?”.

Only 131 different comic books have sold over 100,000 copies so far this decade.

Only 6 comics have sold over 200,000 in the past 40 months – a rare feat in the current comic economy.    In the same 40 month time period 50 years ago (1960 to early 1963) at least 1,200 different comics reached that sales figure !

The current biggest print runs either come with a new #1 series beginning, multiple covers, highlight of a storyline such as a 1st appearance or Death of a major character.

Walking Dead #100 is the best selling comic of this decade.  This super impressive for a number of reasons.  Its not a #1, its not a Marvel/DC title, its not a 1st appearance and its not even a superhero title.   Walking Dead is a sensation due to the huge interest in the TV show it ranks #1 mainly due to increasing demand for the title but primarily due to a large amount of variant covers which every Deadhead seemed to want.    Also impressive that Image has no other comics ever selling numbers that large and also the fact that no past issue of The Walking Dead had ever sold more than 80,000 copies before.

On the chart you will see its overall ranking followed by its monthly rank at Diamond when it was published.

Issue # is followed by original cover price and publisher and print run numbers.   Year and Month

I took current price values from 2 major online comic dealers – Mycomicshop.com and MileHighComics.com

I’ve had the debate so many times about whether its ever worth stockpiling new #1 issues when they have such massive print runs.  Surely these are not a good investment.  The majority of comics don’t go up in value in the first place nevermind an overprinted comic.

So here we will find out if this is true or not issue by issue.

First of all I am not here to advertise for either online comic dealer but wanted to show 2 prices to show how one dealer prices their books differently than the next.   Comics are worth whatever you want to pay.   MileHighComics are consistently much higher yet they often have up to 50% sales of their entire website inventory.

The one driving factor that makes books valuable is QUALITY.  Some titles offer an exciting storyline with amazing artwork. They may have a big influence in the superhero universe which makes these books historically important in the timeline chronology of the specific hero and their universe overall.  This helps keep demand up in the future and certain books will prove over time to be very important.    When this happens we find that the books do in fact sell out and increase.

Just because a book has a massive print run does NOT mean that it cannot sell out.  Comics values are all based on supply and demand.  A perfect example of this is the death of Peter Parker in Amazing Spider-man #700.  Not only the biggest print run of any Spider-man comic this decade but also historically important in his timeline which helped sell  the book out, go up in value instantly, and have 4 printings.

Does this mean then that all comics with high print runs must be important.   Definitely not !    There are still many books on the list which due to large print runs never sold out and stores were stuck with extra copies as they over estimated what they could sell and therefore the books may have even landed up in the $1.00 clearance bin.   You will see numerous books on the list that are still worth cover price.

Let’s just analyze the Top 10 best selling comics of the decade based on their price increase or no-increase.

Out of the top 10 we find Walking Dead, Justice League, Uncanny Avengers, Guardians, Avengers VS X-men 6, Avengers all hovering near the cover price.   That is 6 of the top 10 which shows in this instance that 40% of the top 10 actually sold out quick and had huge price gains:   Avengers VS X-men 1, Amazing Spider-man 700, Batman 1, Superior Spider-man 1.

In the top 20 the only books to show increases are Action 1, Avengers VS X-men 3 and 4.

So out of the top 20 only 7 have really gone up and 13 have not.

BEST SELLING COMICS – RANKED IN ORDER
DIAMOND RANKING – COMIC TITLE – ISSUE # – PRICE – PUBLISHER – PRINT RUN – YEAR – MONTH – MYCOMICSHIP – MILEHIGHCOMICS
1 1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7 $5.00 $30.00
2 1 Justice League of America 1 $3.99 DC 307734 2013 2 $4.00 $7.50
3 1 Uncanny Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 303722 2012 10 $3.00 $12.00
4 1 Guardians of the Galaxy (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 211312 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00
5 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 203181 2012 3 $12.00 $80.00
6 1 Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12 $20.00 $30.00
7 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 6 $3.99 Marvel 190705 2012 6 $2.30 $18.00
8 1 Batman 1 $2.99 DC 188420 2011 9 sold out $48.00
9 1 Superior Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 188182 2013 1 $23.00 $25.00
10 2 Avengers (5th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 186989 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00
11 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 5 $3.99 Marvel 186555 2012 6 $4.00 $18.00
12 2 Action Comics 1 $3.99 DC 182748 2011 9 sold out $32.00
13 1 All New X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 181693 2012 11 $6.00 $12.50
14 1 Justice League 2 $3.99 DC 180709 2011 10 $4.00 $15.00
15 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 7 $3.99 Marvel 179208 2012 7 $4.30 $12.00
16 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 4 $3.99 Marvel 178330 2012 5 $8.00 $18.00
17 2 Uncanny X-Men (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 177463 2013 2 $4.00 $5.00
18 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 3 $3.99 Marvel 175695 2012 5 $8.00 $18.00
19 2 Age of Ultron 1 $3.99 Marvel 174952 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00
20 3 Avengers Vs X-Men 8 $3.99 Marvel 174910 2012 7 $4.30 $12.00
21 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 9 $3.99 Marvel 174356 2012 8 $4.30 $12.00
22 2 Batman 2 $2.99 DC 172428 2011 10 $8.00 $22.50
23 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 12 $4.99 Marvel 171452 2012 10 $5.00 $15.00
24 1 Justice League 1 $3.99 DC 171344 2011 8 $22.00 $48.00
25 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 10 $3.99 Marvel 169529 2012 8 $4.30 $12.00
26 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 11 $3.99 Marvel 167327 2012 9 $4.30 $12.00
27 1 Avengers (4th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 163867 2010 5 $3.30 $9.00
28 2 Batman 14 $3.99 DC 159729 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00
29 1 Ultimate Spider-Man 160 $3.99 Marvel 159355 2011 5 $4.70
30 1 Justice League 3 $3.99 DC 158700 2011 11 $12.00 $15.00
31 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 2 $3.99 Marvel 158650 2012 4 $18.00 $39.00
32 2 Batman 0 $3.99 DC 156561 2012 9 $4.70 $12.00
33 3 Action Comics 2 $3.99 DC 153855 2011 10 $4.00 $12.00
34 3 Batman 15 $3.99 DC 151568 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00
35 2 Batman 3 $2.99 DC 150984 2011 11 $18.00 $16.00
36 3 Batman 17 $3.99 DC 150684 2013 2 $4.00 $5.00
37 3 Batman 13 $3.99 DC 148305 2012 10 $50.00 $60.00
38 2 Batman 16 $3.99 DC 145923 2013 1 $4.00 $5.00
39 4 Green Lantern 2 $2.99 DC 142344 2011 10 $3.30 $12.00
40 1 Justice League 4 $3.99 DC 142248 2011 12 $10.00 $32.00
41 3 Green Lantern 1 $2.99 DC 141682 2011 9 $8.00 $30.00
42 1 X-Men (2nd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 140332 2010 7 $3.00 $15.00
43 1 Justice League 5 $3.99 DC 138576 2012 1 $6.00 $24.00
44 3 Batman 18 $3.99 DC 137893 2013 3 $4.00 $7.50
45 1 Amazing Spider-Man 666 $3.99 Marvel 135568 2011 7 $4.00 $12.00
46 1 Justice League 6 $3.99 DC 135374 2012 2 $6.00 $24.00
47 1 Blackest Night 8 $3.99 DC 135059 2010 3 $3.50 $9.60
48 3 Action Comics 3 $3.99 DC 134875 2011 11 $3.30 $9.00
49 3 Batman 9 $3.99 DC 134605 2012 5 sold out $16.00
50 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 0 $3.99 Marvel 134509 2012 3 $15.00 $45.00
51 2 Batman 4 $2.99 DC 133781 2011 12 sold out $16.00
52 1 Batman 19 $3.99 DC 132147 2013 4 $4.00 $5.00
53 3 Justice League 7 $3.99 DC 131697 2012 3 $8.00 $16.00
54 4 Justice League 9 $3.99 DC 131332 2012 5 $4.00 $16.00
55 1 Blackest Night 7 $3.99 DC 130613 2010 2 $5.00 $9.00
56 2 Batman 8 $3.99 DC 130602 2012 4 sold out $16.00
57 2 Batman 5 $2.99 DC 130492 2012 1 $15.00 $16.00
58 3 Batman 10 $3.99 DC 130265 2012 6 $5.00 $15.00
59 1 Brightest Day 0 $3.99 DC 129446 2010 4 $3.30 $9.00
60 4 Flash (4th series) 1 $2.99 DC 129260 2011 9 $8.00 $24.00
61 1 New Avengers (2nd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 129084 2010 6 $3.30 $9.00
62 3 Justice League 8 $3.99 DC 128991 2012 4 $5.00 $16.00
63 1 Fear Itself 1 $3.99 Marvel 128595 2011 4 $2.70 $18.00
64 2 Batman 6 $2.99 DC 128459 2012 2 $18.00 $16.00
65 4 Batman 7 $2.99 DC 127402 2012 3 sold out $16.00
66 4 Batman 11 $3.99 DC 127210 2012 7 $4.00 $22.50
67 4 Justice League 10 $3.99 DC 127090 2012 6 $4.00 $16.00
68 3 Justice League 0 $3.99 DC 125868 2012 9 $4.30 $12.00
69 3 Batman 12 $3.99 DC 125249 2012 8 $4.00 $22.50
70 5 Justice League 11 $3.99 DC 123971 2012 7 $4.00 $12.80
71 3 Captain America (7th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 123667 2012 11 $4.00 $7.50
72 4 Green Lantern 3 $2.99 DC 122644 2011 11 $5.00 $12.00
73 4 Justice League 12 $3.99 DC 120796 2012 8 $4.00 $48.00
74 4 Deadpool (3rd series) 1 $2.99 Marvel 118976 2012 11 $9.00 $15.00
75 5 Superman 1 $2.99 DC 118376 2011 9 $9.70 $32.00
76 5 Indestructible Hulk 1 $3.99 Marvel 118200 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00
77 4 Justice League 13 $3.99 DC 117752 2012 10 $4.00 $12.00
78 3 Justice League 16 $3.99 DC 117719 2013 1 $4.00 $5.00
79 4 Wolverine (4th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 117669 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00
80 6 Iron Man (5th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 116529 2012 11 $4.00 $7.50
81 4 New Avengers (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 116280 2013 1 $4.00 $7.50
82 1 Fantastic Four 587 $3.99 Marvel 115448 2011 1 $6.50 $18.00
83 4 Justice League 15 $3.99 DC 115074 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00
84 2 Thanos Rising 1 $3.99 Marvel 114720 2013 4 $4.00 not listed yet
85 7 Fantastic Four (4th series) 1 $2.99 Marvel 114532 2012 11 $3.00 $4.00
86 1 FF 1 $3.99 Marvel 114472 2011 3 $3.00 $12.80
87 8 Uncanny Avengers 2 $3.99 Marvel 114257 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00
88 5 Flash (4th series) 2 $2.99 DC 114137 2011 10 $3.30 $12.00
89 2 Siege 4 $3.99 Marvel 113752 2010 5 $2.30 $7.50
90 5 Point One 1 $5.99 Marvel 113352 2011 11 $1.70 $12.00
91 9 Justice League 14 $3.99 DC 113094 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00
92 2 Siege 3 $3.99 Marvel 113073 2010 3 $1.10 $12.80
93 3 Action Comics 4 $3.99 DC 112839 2011 12 $4.30 $9.00
94 5 Superior Spider-Man 2 $3.99 Marvel 112546 2013 1 $8.00 $12.50
95 6 Avenging Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 112153 2011 11 $5.00 $18.00
96 6 Detective Comics 2 $2.99 DC 110789 2011 10 $6.00 $23.25
97 10 Thor God of Thunder 1 $3.99 Marvel 110443 2012 11 $4.00 $7.50
98 7 Uncanny X-Men (2nd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 109911 2011 11 $4.00 $15.00
99 5 Age of Ultron 2 $3.99 Marvel 109383 2013 3 $4.00 $7.50
100 3 Batman Return of Bruce Wayne 1 $3.99 DC 108534 2010 5 $5.00 $12.00
101 1 Siege 1 $3.99 Marvel 108484 2010 1 $3.70 $9.00
102 2 Siege 2 $3.99 Marvel 108429 2010 2 $4.00 $12.80
103 5 Before Watchmen Minutemen 1 $3.99 DC 107517 2012 6 $2.00 $12.00
104 4 Secret Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 106750 2010 5 $4.30 $12.00
105 7 Incredible Hulk 1 $3.99 Marvel 106472 2011 10 $3.00 $24.00
106 2 Green Lantern 50 $3.99 DC 106444 2010 1 $3.00 $9.00
107 5 Detective Comics 15 $3.99 DC 106395 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00
108 3 Jupiters Legacy 1 $2.99 Image 105437 2013 4 $3.00 not listed yet
109 5 A Plus X 1 $3.99 Marvel 105420 2012 10 $3.00 $9.00
110 4 Justice League 17 $3.99 DC 105304 2013 2 $4.00 $5.00
111 3 Action Comics 5 $3.99 DC 105088 2012 1 $4.70 $9.00
112 2 Batman 700 $4.99 DC 104755 2010 6 $10.00 $9.00
113 1 Wolverine (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 104414 2010 9 $3.00 $12.00
114 4 Green Lantern 4 $2.99 DC 104199 2011 12 $8.00 $9.60
115 6 Before Watchmen Comedian 1 $3.99 DC 104142 2012 6 $1.70 $12.00
116 4 AVX Vs 1 $3.99 Marvel 103436 2012 4 $4.00 $18.00
117 6 Detective Comics 1 $2.99 DC 103392 2011 9 sold out $48.00
118 5 Brightest Day 1 $2.99 DC 103326 2010 5 $3.00 $9.00
119 7 Before Watchmen Silk Spectre 1 $3.99 DC 102955 2012 6 $3.00 $12.00
120 6 Savage Wolverine 1 $3.99 Marvel 102530 2013 1 $6.00 $7.50
121 6 Justice League 18 $3.99 DC 102494 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00
122 5 Superior Spider-Man 3 $3.99 Marvel 101811 2013 2 $4.00 $15.00
123 5 Batman Annual 1 $4.99 DC 101394 2012 5 sold out $18.60
124 8 Before Watchmen Nite Owl 1 $3.99 DC 101297 2012 6 $4.30 $12.00
125 4 Age of Ultron 4 $3.99 Marvel 101057 2013 4 $4.00 $5.00
126 5 Justice League 19 $3.99 DC 100943 2013 4 $4.00 $5.00
127 2 Flash (3rd series) 1 $3.99 DC 100903 2010 4 $1.60 $4.65
128 5 Avengers Assemble 1 $3.99 Marvel 100883 2012 3 $4.00 $15.00
129 3 Green Lantern 53 $2.99 DC 100356 2010 4 $3.70 $9.00
130 7 Age of Ultron 3 $3.99 Marvel 100347 2013 3 $4.00 $7.50
131 8 Detective Comics 3 $2.99 DC 100077 2011 11 $6.00 $15.00

 

Here we rank the most valuable comics from the Best Selling Comic chart simply based on how valuable they are now.  Which have been the best investment from the entire list.  Using  MyComicShop.com current prices (May 2013) we find out how many comics have been a good investment even with a large print run.

The first 8 comics on the list are hot titles and completely sold out from MyComicShop.com so we sorted these titles by the highest prices at MileHighComics.com

The most valuable recent mass produced comics are Batman #13 (Death In The Family) which is up to $50.00 after 7 months and Superior Spider-man #1 at $23.00 and Amazing Spider-man #700 at $20.00 in only 5 months.

Note that the top 9 are all DC comics and 8 of them relate to Batman.

Only the top 12 out of 131 titles have reached $20.00 or higher – about 9% success rate

Only the top 21 out of 131 titles have reached $10.00 or higher – about 15% success rate

Only the top 31 out of 131 titles have reached $8.00 or higher – about 22% success rate

Only the top 38 out of 131 titles have reached $6.00 or higher – about 28% success rate

Another way to look at this is you have a 28% chance of doubling your money on a mass print comic.

You have about a 15% chance of tripling your money on a mass print comic.

The bottom 8 comics on the list are currently being sold for LESS than cover price !

So you have about a 6% chance of losing your shirt ….

MOST VALUABLE AT MYCOMICSHOP.COM

1 1 Batman 1 $2.99 DC 188420 2011 9 sold out $48.00 25
2 6 Detective Comics 1 $2.99 DC 103392 2011 9 sold out $48.00 30
3 2 Action Comics 1 $3.99 DC 182748 2011 9 sold out $32.00 26
4 5 Batman Annual 1 $4.99 DC 101394 2012 5 sold out $18.60 68
5 3 Batman 9 $3.99 DC 134605 2012 5 sold out $16.00 66
6 2 Batman 4 $2.99 DC 133781 2011 12 sold out $16.00 47
7 2 Batman 8 $3.99 DC 130602 2012 4 sold out $16.00 61
8 4 Batman 7 $2.99 DC 127402 2012 3 sold out $16.00 58
9 3 Batman 13 $3.99 DC 148305 2012 10 $50.00 $60.00 91
10 1 Superior Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 188182 2013 1 $23.00 $25.00 109
11 1 Justice League 1 $3.99 DC 171344 2011 8 $22.00 $48.00 24
12 1 Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12 $20.00 $30.00 104
13 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 2 $3.99 Marvel 158650 2012 4 $18.00 $39.00 60
14 2 Batman 3 $2.99 DC 150984 2011 11 $18.00 $16.00 39
15 2 Batman 6 $2.99 DC 128459 2012 2 $18.00 $16.00 54
16 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 0 $3.99 Marvel 134509 2012 3 $15.00 $45.00 56
17 2 Batman 5 $2.99 DC 130492 2012 1 $15.00 $16.00 51
18 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 203181 2012 3 $12.00 $80.00 55
19 1 Justice League 3 $3.99 DC 158700 2011 11 $12.00 $15.00 38
20 1 Justice League 4 $3.99 DC 142248 2011 12 $10.00 $32.00 46
21 2 Batman 700 $4.99 DC 104755 2010 6 $10.00 $9.00 16
22 5 Superman 1 $2.99 DC 118376 2011 9 $9.70 $32.00 29
23 4 Deadpool (3rd series) 1 $2.99 Marvel 118976 2012 11 $9.00 $15.00 97
24 3 Green Lantern 1 $2.99 DC 141682 2011 9 $8.00 $30.00 27
25 4 Flash (4th series) 1 $2.99 DC 129260 2011 9 $8.00 $24.00 28
26 2 Batman 2 $2.99 DC 172428 2011 10 $8.00 $22.50 32
27 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 4 $3.99 Marvel 178330 2012 5 $8.00 $18.00 64
28 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 3 $3.99 Marvel 175695 2012 5 $8.00 $18.00 65
29 3 Justice League 7 $3.99 DC 131697 2012 3 $8.00 $16.00 57
30 5 Superior Spider-Man 2 $3.99 Marvel 112546 2013 1 $8.00 $12.50 113
31 4 Green Lantern 4 $2.99 DC 104199 2011 12 $8.00 $9.60 49
32 1 Fantastic Four 587 $3.99 Marvel 115448 2011 1 $6.50 $18.00 19
33 1 Justice League 5 $3.99 DC 138576 2012 1 $6.00 $24.00 50
34 1 Justice League 6 $3.99 DC 135374 2012 2 $6.00 $24.00 53
35 6 Detective Comics 2 $2.99 DC 110789 2011 10 $6.00 $23.25 36
36 8 Detective Comics 3 $2.99 DC 100077 2011 11 $6.00 $15.00 45
37 1 All New X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 181693 2012 11 $6.00 $12.50 94
38 6 Savage Wolverine 1 $3.99 Marvel 102530 2013 1 $6.00 $7.50 114
39 1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7 $5.00 $30.00 77
40 6 Avenging Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 112153 2011 11 $5.00 $18.00 43
41 3 Justice League 8 $3.99 DC 128991 2012 4 $5.00 $16.00 62
42 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 12 $4.99 Marvel 171452 2012 10 $5.00 $15.00 90
43 3 Batman 10 $3.99 DC 130265 2012 6 $5.00 $15.00 71
44 4 Green Lantern 3 $2.99 DC 122644 2011 11 $5.00 $12.00 41
45 3 Batman Return of Bruce Wayne 1 $3.99 DC 108534 2010 5 $5.00 $12.00 12
46 1 Blackest Night 7 $3.99 DC 130613 2010 2 $5.00 $9.00 3
47 2 Batman 0 $3.99 DC 156561 2012 9 $4.70 $12.00 87
48 3 Action Comics 5 $3.99 DC 105088 2012 1 $4.70 $9.00 52
49 1 Ultimate Spider-Man 160 $3.99 Marvel 159355 2011 5 $4.70 22
50 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 7 $3.99 Marvel 179208 2012 7 $4.30 $12.00 78
51 3 Avengers Vs X-Men 8 $3.99 Marvel 174910 2012 7 $4.30 $12.00 79
52 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 9 $3.99 Marvel 174356 2012 8 $4.30 $12.00 82
53 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 10 $3.99 Marvel 169529 2012 8 $4.30 $12.00 83
54 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 11 $3.99 Marvel 167327 2012 9 $4.30 $12.00 86
55 3 Justice League 0 $3.99 DC 125868 2012 9 $4.30 $12.00 88
56 4 Secret Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 106750 2010 5 $4.30 $12.00 13
57 8 Before Watchmen Nite Owl 1 $3.99 DC 101297 2012 6 $4.30 $12.00 76
58 3 Action Comics 4 $3.99 DC 112839 2011 12 $4.30 $9.00 48
59 2 Thanos Rising 1 $3.99 Marvel 114720 2013 4 $4.00 not listed yet 128
60 4 Justice League 12 $3.99 DC 120796 2012 8 $4.00 $48.00 85
61 4 Batman 11 $3.99 DC 127210 2012 7 $4.00 $22.50 80
62 3 Batman 12 $3.99 DC 125249 2012 8 $4.00 $22.50 84
63 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 5 $3.99 Marvel 186555 2012 6 $4.00 $18.00 70
64 4 AVX Vs 1 $3.99 Marvel 103436 2012 4 $4.00 $18.00 63
65 4 Justice League 9 $3.99 DC 131332 2012 5 $4.00 $16.00 67
66 4 Justice League 10 $3.99 DC 127090 2012 6 $4.00 $16.00 72
67 1 Justice League 2 $3.99 DC 180709 2011 10 $4.00 $15.00 31
68 7 Uncanny X-Men (2nd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 109911 2011 11 $4.00 $15.00 44
69 5 Superior Spider-Man 3 $3.99 Marvel 101811 2013 2 $4.00 $15.00 119
70 5 Avengers Assemble 1 $3.99 Marvel 100883 2012 3 $4.00 $15.00 59
71 5 Justice League 11 $3.99 DC 123971 2012 7 $4.00 $12.80 81
72 2 Siege 2 $3.99 Marvel 108429 2010 2 $4.00 $12.80 4
73 3 Action Comics 2 $3.99 DC 153855 2011 10 $4.00 $12.00 33
74 1 Amazing Spider-Man 666 $3.99 Marvel 135568 2011 7 $4.00 $12.00 23
75 4 Justice League 13 $3.99 DC 117752 2012 10 $4.00 $12.00 92
76 1 Justice League of America 1 $3.99 DC 307734 2013 2 $4.00 $7.50 115
77 3 Batman 18 $3.99 DC 137893 2013 3 $4.00 $7.50 122
78 3 Captain America (7th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 123667 2012 11 $4.00 $7.50 96
79 6 Iron Man (5th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 116529 2012 11 $4.00 $7.50 99
80 4 New Avengers (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 116280 2013 1 $4.00 $7.50 112
81 10 Thor God of Thunder 1 $3.99 Marvel 110443 2012 11 $4.00 $7.50 103
82 5 Age of Ultron 2 $3.99 Marvel 109383 2013 3 $4.00 $7.50 124
83 7 Age of Ultron 3 $3.99 Marvel 100347 2013 3 $4.00 $7.50 126
84 1 Guardians of the Galaxy (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 211312 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00 120
85 2 Avengers (5th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 186989 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00 105
86 2 Uncanny X-Men (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 177463 2013 2 $4.00 $5.00 116
87 2 Age of Ultron 1 $3.99 Marvel 174952 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00 121
88 2 Batman 14 $3.99 DC 159729 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00 95
89 3 Batman 15 $3.99 DC 151568 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00 106
90 3 Batman 17 $3.99 DC 150684 2013 2 $4.00 $5.00 117
91 2 Batman 16 $3.99 DC 145923 2013 1 $4.00 $5.00 110
92 1 Batman 19 $3.99 DC 132147 2013 4 $4.00 $5.00 127
93 5 Indestructible Hulk 1 $3.99 Marvel 118200 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00 98
94 3 Justice League 16 $3.99 DC 117719 2013 1 $4.00 $5.00 111
95 4 Wolverine (4th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 117669 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00 123
96 4 Justice League 15 $3.99 DC 115074 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00 107
97 8 Uncanny Avengers 2 $3.99 Marvel 114257 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00 101
98 9 Justice League 14 $3.99 DC 113094 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00 102
99 5 Detective Comics 15 $3.99 DC 106395 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00 108
100 4 Justice League 17 $3.99 DC 105304 2013 2 $4.00 $5.00 118
101 6 Justice League 18 $3.99 DC 102494 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00 125
102 4 Age of Ultron 4 $3.99 Marvel 101057 2013 4 $4.00 $5.00 130
103 5 Justice League 19 $3.99 DC 100943 2013 4 $4.00 $5.00 131
104 1 Siege 1 $3.99 Marvel 108484 2010 1 $3.70 $9.00 1
105 3 Green Lantern 53 $2.99 DC 100356 2010 4 $3.70 $9.00 9
106 1 Blackest Night 8 $3.99 DC 135059 2010 3 $3.50 $9.60 5
107 4 Green Lantern 2 $2.99 DC 142344 2011 10 $3.30 $12.00 34
108 5 Flash (4th series) 2 $2.99 DC 114137 2011 10 $3.30 $12.00 35
109 1 Avengers (4th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 163867 2010 5 $3.30 $9.00 10
110 3 Action Comics 3 $3.99 DC 134875 2011 11 $3.30 $9.00 40
111 1 Brightest Day 0 $3.99 DC 129446 2010 4 $3.30 $9.00 7
112 1 New Avengers (2nd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 129084 2010 6 $3.30 $9.00 15
113 3 Jupiters Legacy 1 $2.99 Image 105437 2013 4 $3.00 not listed yet 129
114 7 Incredible Hulk 1 $3.99 Marvel 106472 2011 10 $3.00 $24.00 37
115 1 X-Men (2nd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 140332 2010 7 $3.00 $15.00 17
116 1 FF 1 $3.99 Marvel 114472 2011 3 $3.00 $12.80 20
117 1 Uncanny Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 303722 2012 10 $3.00 $12.00 89
118 1 Wolverine (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 104414 2010 9 $3.00 $12.00 18
119 7 Before Watchmen Silk Spectre 1 $3.99 DC 102955 2012 6 $3.00 $12.00 75
120 2 Green Lantern 50 $3.99 DC 106444 2010 1 $3.00 $9.00 2
121 5 A Plus X 1 $3.99 Marvel 105420 2012 10 $3.00 $9.00 93
122 5 Brightest Day 1 $2.99 DC 103326 2010 5 $3.00 $9.00 14
123 7 Fantastic Four (4th series) 1 $2.99 Marvel 114532 2012 11 $3.00 $4.00 100
124 1 Fear Itself 1 $3.99 Marvel 128595 2011 4 $2.70 $18.00 21
125 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 6 $3.99 Marvel 190705 2012 6 $2.30 $18.00 69
126 2 Siege 4 $3.99 Marvel 113752 2010 5 $2.30 $7.50 11
127 5 Before Watchmen Minutemen 1 $3.99 DC 107517 2012 6 $2.00 $12.00 73
128 5 Point One 1 $5.99 Marvel 113352 2011 11 $1.70 $12.00 42
129 6 Before Watchmen Comedian 1 $3.99 DC 104142 2012 6 $1.70 $12.00 74
130 2 Flash (3rd series) 1 $3.99 DC 100903 2010 4 $1.60 $4.65 8
131 2 Siege 3 $3.99 Marvel 113073 2010 3 $1.10 $12.80 6

So which publishers have had the most succcess with big print runs:

Over 300,000 = Image 1 / DC 1 / Marvel 1
Over 200,000 = Image 1 / DC 1 / Marvel 4
Over 175,000 = Image 1 / DC 4 / Marvel 13
Over 150,000 = Image 1 / DC 13 / Marvel 22

It would appear that Marvel really is the top publisher based on the best selling and hyped up comics.

However out of the 131 comics to reach sales of 100,000 DC is actually in the lead.

Thanks to the New 52 re-launch of titles DC has 71 of the 131 titles which is more than half the entire list.

Marvel is close with 58 titles and Image sneaks in with 2 major hyped up books.  No other publishers make the list.

BEST SELLING COMICS – SORTED BY PUBLISHER (alphabetically)
1 1 Justice League of America 1 $3.99 DC 307734 2013 2 $4.00 $7.50 115
2 1 Batman 1 $2.99 DC 188420 2011 9 sold out $48.00 25
3 2 Action Comics 1 $3.99 DC 182748 2011 9 sold out $32.00 26
4 1 Justice League 2 $3.99 DC 180709 2011 10 $4.00 $15.00 31
5 2 Batman 2 $2.99 DC 172428 2011 10 $8.00 $22.50 32
6 1 Justice League 1 $3.99 DC 171344 2011 8 $22.00 $48.00 24
7 2 Batman 14 $3.99 DC 159729 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00 95
8 1 Justice League 3 $3.99 DC 158700 2011 11 $12.00 $15.00 38
9 2 Batman 0 $3.99 DC 156561 2012 9 $4.70 $12.00 87
10 3 Action Comics 2 $3.99 DC 153855 2011 10 $4.00 $12.00 33
11 3 Batman 15 $3.99 DC 151568 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00 106
12 2 Batman 3 $2.99 DC 150984 2011 11 $18.00 $16.00 39
13 3 Batman 17 $3.99 DC 150684 2013 2 $4.00 $5.00 117
14 3 Batman 13 $3.99 DC 148305 2012 10 $50.00 $60.00 91
15 2 Batman 16 $3.99 DC 145923 2013 1 $4.00 $5.00 110
16 4 Green Lantern 2 $2.99 DC 142344 2011 10 $3.30 $12.00 34
17 1 Justice League 4 $3.99 DC 142248 2011 12 $10.00 $32.00 46
18 3 Green Lantern 1 $2.99 DC 141682 2011 9 $8.00 $30.00 27
19 1 Justice League 5 $3.99 DC 138576 2012 1 $6.00 $24.00 50
20 3 Batman 18 $3.99 DC 137893 2013 3 $4.00 $7.50 122
21 1 Justice League 6 $3.99 DC 135374 2012 2 $6.00 $24.00 53
22 1 Blackest Night 8 $3.99 DC 135059 2010 3 $3.50 $9.60 5
23 3 Action Comics 3 $3.99 DC 134875 2011 11 $3.30 $9.00 40
24 3 Batman 9 $3.99 DC 134605 2012 5 sold out $16.00 66
25 2 Batman 4 $2.99 DC 133781 2011 12 sold out $16.00 47
26 1 Batman 19 $3.99 DC 132147 2013 4 $4.00 $5.00 127
27 3 Justice League 7 $3.99 DC 131697 2012 3 $8.00 $16.00 57
28 4 Justice League 9 $3.99 DC 131332 2012 5 $4.00 $16.00 67
29 1 Blackest Night 7 $3.99 DC 130613 2010 2 $5.00 $9.00 3
30 2 Batman 8 $3.99 DC 130602 2012 4 sold out $16.00 61
31 2 Batman 5 $2.99 DC 130492 2012 1 $15.00 $16.00 51
32 3 Batman 10 $3.99 DC 130265 2012 6 $5.00 $15.00 71
33 1 Brightest Day 0 $3.99 DC 129446 2010 4 $3.30 $9.00 7
34 4 Flash (4th series) 1 $2.99 DC 129260 2011 9 $8.00 $24.00 28
35 3 Justice League 8 $3.99 DC 128991 2012 4 $5.00 $16.00 62
36 2 Batman 6 $2.99 DC 128459 2012 2 $18.00 $16.00 54
37 4 Batman 7 $2.99 DC 127402 2012 3 sold out $16.00 58
38 4 Batman 11 $3.99 DC 127210 2012 7 $4.00 $22.50 80
39 4 Justice League 10 $3.99 DC 127090 2012 6 $4.00 $16.00 72
40 3 Justice League 0 $3.99 DC 125868 2012 9 $4.30 $12.00 88
41 3 Batman 12 $3.99 DC 125249 2012 8 $4.00 $22.50 84
42 5 Justice League 11 $3.99 DC 123971 2012 7 $4.00 $12.80 81
43 4 Green Lantern 3 $2.99 DC 122644 2011 11 $5.00 $12.00 41
44 4 Justice League 12 $3.99 DC 120796 2012 8 $4.00 $48.00 85
45 5 Superman 1 $2.99 DC 118376 2011 9 $9.70 $32.00 29
46 4 Justice League 13 $3.99 DC 117752 2012 10 $4.00 $12.00 92
47 3 Justice League 16 $3.99 DC 117719 2013 1 $4.00 $5.00 111
48 4 Justice League 15 $3.99 DC 115074 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00 107
49 5 Flash (4th series) 2 $2.99 DC 114137 2011 10 $3.30 $12.00 35
50 9 Justice League 14 $3.99 DC 113094 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00 102
51 3 Action Comics 4 $3.99 DC 112839 2011 12 $4.30 $9.00 48
52 6 Detective Comics 2 $2.99 DC 110789 2011 10 $6.00 $23.25 36
53 3 Batman Return of Bruce Wayne 1 $3.99 DC 108534 2010 5 $5.00 $12.00 12
54 5 Before Watchmen Minutemen 1 $3.99 DC 107517 2012 6 $2.00 $12.00 73
55 2 Green Lantern 50 $3.99 DC 106444 2010 1 $3.00 $9.00 2
56 5 Detective Comics 15 $3.99 DC 106395 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00 108
57 4 Justice League 17 $3.99 DC 105304 2013 2 $4.00 $5.00 118
58 3 Action Comics 5 $3.99 DC 105088 2012 1 $4.70 $9.00 52
59 2 Batman 700 $4.99 DC 104755 2010 6 $10.00 $9.00 16
60 4 Green Lantern 4 $2.99 DC 104199 2011 12 $8.00 $9.60 49
61 6 Before Watchmen Comedian 1 $3.99 DC 104142 2012 6 $1.70 $12.00 74
62 6 Detective Comics 1 $2.99 DC 103392 2011 9 sold out $48.00 30
63 5 Brightest Day 1 $2.99 DC 103326 2010 5 $3.00 $9.00 14
64 7 Before Watchmen Silk Spectre 1 $3.99 DC 102955 2012 6 $3.00 $12.00 75
65 6 Justice League 18 $3.99 DC 102494 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00 125
66 5 Batman Annual 1 $4.99 DC 101394 2012 5 sold out $18.60 68
67 8 Before Watchmen Nite Owl 1 $3.99 DC 101297 2012 6 $4.30 $12.00 76
68 5 Justice League 19 $3.99 DC 100943 2013 4 $4.00 $5.00 131
69 2 Flash (3rd series) 1 $3.99 DC 100903 2010 4 $1.60 $4.65 8
70 3 Green Lantern 53 $2.99 DC 100356 2010 4 $3.70 $9.00 9
71 8 Detective Comics 3 $2.99 DC 100077 2011 11 $6.00 $15.00 45
1 1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7 $5.00 $30.00 77
2 3 Jupiters Legacy 1 $2.99 Image 105437 2013 4 $3.00 not listed yet 129
1 1 Uncanny Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 303722 2012 10 $3.00 $12.00 89
2 1 Guardians of the Galaxy (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 211312 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00 120
3 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 203181 2012 3 $12.00 $80.00 55
4 1 Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12 $20.00 $30.00 104
5 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 6 $3.99 Marvel 190705 2012 6 $2.30 $18.00 69
6 1 Superior Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 188182 2013 1 $23.00 $25.00 109
7 2 Avengers (5th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 186989 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00 105
8 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 5 $3.99 Marvel 186555 2012 6 $4.00 $18.00 70
9 1 All New X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 181693 2012 11 $6.00 $12.50 94
10 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 7 $3.99 Marvel 179208 2012 7 $4.30 $12.00 78
11 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 4 $3.99 Marvel 178330 2012 5 $8.00 $18.00 64
12 2 Uncanny X-Men (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 177463 2013 2 $4.00 $5.00 116
13 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 3 $3.99 Marvel 175695 2012 5 $8.00 $18.00 65
14 2 Age of Ultron 1 $3.99 Marvel 174952 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00 121
15 3 Avengers Vs X-Men 8 $3.99 Marvel 174910 2012 7 $4.30 $12.00 79
16 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 9 $3.99 Marvel 174356 2012 8 $4.30 $12.00 82
17 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 12 $4.99 Marvel 171452 2012 10 $5.00 $15.00 90
18 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 10 $3.99 Marvel 169529 2012 8 $4.30 $12.00 83
19 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 11 $3.99 Marvel 167327 2012 9 $4.30 $12.00 86
20 1 Avengers (4th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 163867 2010 5 $3.30 $9.00 10
21 1 Ultimate Spider-Man 160 $3.99 Marvel 159355 2011 5 $4.70 22
22 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 2 $3.99 Marvel 158650 2012 4 $18.00 $39.00 60
23 1 X-Men (2nd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 140332 2010 7 $3.00 $15.00 17
24 1 Amazing Spider-Man 666 $3.99 Marvel 135568 2011 7 $4.00 $12.00 23
25 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 0 $3.99 Marvel 134509 2012 3 $15.00 $45.00 56
26 1 New Avengers (2nd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 129084 2010 6 $3.30 $9.00 15
27 1 Fear Itself 1 $3.99 Marvel 128595 2011 4 $2.70 $18.00 21
28 3 Captain America (7th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 123667 2012 11 $4.00 $7.50 96
29 4 Deadpool (3rd series) 1 $2.99 Marvel 118976 2012 11 $9.00 $15.00 97
30 5 Indestructible Hulk 1 $3.99 Marvel 118200 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00 98
31 4 Wolverine (4th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 117669 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00 123
32 6 Iron Man (5th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 116529 2012 11 $4.00 $7.50 99
33 4 New Avengers (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 116280 2013 1 $4.00 $7.50 112
34 1 Fantastic Four 587 $3.99 Marvel 115448 2011 1 $6.50 $18.00 19
35 2 Thanos Rising 1 $3.99 Marvel 114720 2013 4 $4.00 not listed yet 128
36 7 Fantastic Four (4th series) 1 $2.99 Marvel 114532 2012 11 $3.00 $4.00 100
37 1 FF 1 $3.99 Marvel 114472 2011 3 $3.00 $12.80 20
38 8 Uncanny Avengers 2 $3.99 Marvel 114257 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00 101
39 2 Siege 4 $3.99 Marvel 113752 2010 5 $2.30 $7.50 11
40 5 Point One 1 $5.99 Marvel 113352 2011 11 $1.70 $12.00 42
41 2 Siege 3 $3.99 Marvel 113073 2010 3 $1.10 $12.80 6
42 5 Superior Spider-Man 2 $3.99 Marvel 112546 2013 1 $8.00 $12.50 113
43 6 Avenging Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 112153 2011 11 $5.00 $18.00 43
44 10 Thor God of Thunder 1 $3.99 Marvel 110443 2012 11 $4.00 $7.50 103
45 7 Uncanny X-Men (2nd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 109911 2011 11 $4.00 $15.00 44
46 5 Age of Ultron 2 $3.99 Marvel 109383 2013 3 $4.00 $7.50 124
47 1 Siege 1 $3.99 Marvel 108484 2010 1 $3.70 $9.00 1
48 2 Siege 2 $3.99 Marvel 108429 2010 2 $4.00 $12.80 4
49 4 Secret Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 106750 2010 5 $4.30 $12.00 13
50 7 Incredible Hulk 1 $3.99 Marvel 106472 2011 10 $3.00 $24.00 37
51 5 A Plus X 1 $3.99 Marvel 105420 2012 10 $3.00 $9.00 93
52 1 Wolverine (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 104414 2010 9 $3.00 $12.00 18
53 4 AVX Vs 1 $3.99 Marvel 103436 2012 4 $4.00 $18.00 63
54 6 Savage Wolverine 1 $3.99 Marvel 102530 2013 1 $6.00 $7.50 114
55 5 Superior Spider-Man 3 $3.99 Marvel 101811 2013 2 $4.00 $15.00 119
56 4 Age of Ultron 4 $3.99 Marvel 101057 2013 4 $4.00 $5.00 130
57 5 Avengers Assemble 1 $3.99 Marvel 100883 2012 3 $4.00 $15.00 59
58 7 Age of Ultron 3 $3.99 Marvel 100347 2013 3 $4.00 $7.50 126

Does the cover price of a comic affect how many copies stores will sell?  Well generally speaking expensive books can have resistance but lets look at the rare few expensive cover price books to take the lead on this ranking.

Amazing Spider-man #700 and Batman Annual #1 are the most valuable back issues with a hefty cover price.

Death of Peter Parker in #700 was an amazing triumpth in Dec 2012 selling out over 200,000 copies at $7.99 and even reached a 4th printing.    Note that Point One #1 was $5.99 and now sells for $1.70 !

HIGHEST COVER PRICE COMICS TO SELL OVER 100,000 COPIES
1 1 Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12 $20.00 $30.00 104
2 5 Point One 1 $5.99 Marvel 113352 2011 11 $1.70 $12.00 42
3 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 12 $4.99 Marvel 171452 2012 10 $5.00 $15.00 90
4 2 Batman 700 $4.99 DC 104755 2010 6 $10.00 $9.00 16
5 5 Batman Annual 1 $4.99 DC 101394 2012 5 sold out $18.60 68
6 1 Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7 $5.00 $30.00 77
7 1 Justice League of America 1 $3.99 DC 307734 2013 2 $4.00 $7.50 115
8 1 Uncanny Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 303722 2012 10 $3.00 $12.00 89
9 1 Guardians of the Galaxy (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 211312 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00 120
10 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 203181 2012 3 $12.00 $80.00 55
11 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 6 $3.99 Marvel 190705 2012 6 $2.30 $18.00 69
12 1 Superior Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 188182 2013 1 $23.00 $25.00 109
13 2 Avengers (5th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 186989 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00 105
14 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 5 $3.99 Marvel 186555 2012 6 $4.00 $18.00 70
15 2 Action Comics 1 $3.99 DC 182748 2011 9 sold out $32.00 26
16 1 All New X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 181693 2012 11 $6.00 $12.50 94
17 1 Justice League 2 $3.99 DC 180709 2011 10 $4.00 $15.00 31
18 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 7 $3.99 Marvel 179208 2012 7 $4.30 $12.00 78
19 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 4 $3.99 Marvel 178330 2012 5 $8.00 $18.00 64
20 2 Uncanny X-Men (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 177463 2013 2 $4.00 $5.00 116
21 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 3 $3.99 Marvel 175695 2012 5 $8.00 $18.00 65
22 2 Age of Ultron 1 $3.99 Marvel 174952 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00 121
23 3 Avengers Vs X-Men 8 $3.99 Marvel 174910 2012 7 $4.30 $12.00 79
24 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 9 $3.99 Marvel 174356 2012 8 $4.30 $12.00 82
25 1 Justice League 1 $3.99 DC 171344 2011 8 $22.00 $48.00 24
26 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 10 $3.99 Marvel 169529 2012 8 $4.30 $12.00 83
27 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 11 $3.99 Marvel 167327 2012 9 $4.30 $12.00 86
28 1 Avengers (4th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 163867 2010 5 $3.30 $9.00 10
29 2 Batman 14 $3.99 DC 159729 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00 95
30 1 Ultimate Spider-Man 160 $3.99 Marvel 159355 2011 5 $4.70 22
31 1 Justice League 3 $3.99 DC 158700 2011 11 $12.00 $15.00 38
32 1 Avengers Vs X-Men 2 $3.99 Marvel 158650 2012 4 $18.00 $39.00 60
33 2 Batman 0 $3.99 DC 156561 2012 9 $4.70 $12.00 87
34 3 Action Comics 2 $3.99 DC 153855 2011 10 $4.00 $12.00 33
35 3 Batman 15 $3.99 DC 151568 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00 106
36 3 Batman 17 $3.99 DC 150684 2013 2 $4.00 $5.00 117
37 3 Batman 13 $3.99 DC 148305 2012 10 $50.00 $60.00 91
38 2 Batman 16 $3.99 DC 145923 2013 1 $4.00 $5.00 110
39 1 Justice League 4 $3.99 DC 142248 2011 12 $10.00 $32.00 46
40 1 X-Men (2nd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 140332 2010 7 $3.00 $15.00 17
41 1 Justice League 5 $3.99 DC 138576 2012 1 $6.00 $24.00 50
42 3 Batman 18 $3.99 DC 137893 2013 3 $4.00 $7.50 122
43 1 Amazing Spider-Man 666 $3.99 Marvel 135568 2011 7 $4.00 $12.00 23
44 1 Justice League 6 $3.99 DC 135374 2012 2 $6.00 $24.00 53
45 1 Blackest Night 8 $3.99 DC 135059 2010 3 $3.50 $9.60 5
46 3 Action Comics 3 $3.99 DC 134875 2011 11 $3.30 $9.00 40
47 3 Batman 9 $3.99 DC 134605 2012 5 sold out $16.00 66
48 2 Avengers Vs X-Men 0 $3.99 Marvel 134509 2012 3 $15.00 $45.00 56
49 1 Batman 19 $3.99 DC 132147 2013 4 $4.00 $5.00 127
50 3 Justice League 7 $3.99 DC 131697 2012 3 $8.00 $16.00 57
51 4 Justice League 9 $3.99 DC 131332 2012 5 $4.00 $16.00 67
52 1 Blackest Night 7 $3.99 DC 130613 2010 2 $5.00 $9.00 3
53 2 Batman 8 $3.99 DC 130602 2012 4 sold out $16.00 61
54 3 Batman 10 $3.99 DC 130265 2012 6 $5.00 $15.00 71
55 1 Brightest Day 0 $3.99 DC 129446 2010 4 $3.30 $9.00 7
56 1 New Avengers (2nd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 129084 2010 6 $3.30 $9.00 15
57 3 Justice League 8 $3.99 DC 128991 2012 4 $5.00 $16.00 62
58 1 Fear Itself 1 $3.99 Marvel 128595 2011 4 $2.70 $18.00 21
59 4 Batman 11 $3.99 DC 127210 2012 7 $4.00 $22.50 80
60 4 Justice League 10 $3.99 DC 127090 2012 6 $4.00 $16.00 72
61 3 Justice League 0 $3.99 DC 125868 2012 9 $4.30 $12.00 88
62 3 Batman 12 $3.99 DC 125249 2012 8 $4.00 $22.50 84
63 5 Justice League 11 $3.99 DC 123971 2012 7 $4.00 $12.80 81
64 3 Captain America (7th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 123667 2012 11 $4.00 $7.50 96
65 4 Justice League 12 $3.99 DC 120796 2012 8 $4.00 $48.00 85
66 5 Indestructible Hulk 1 $3.99 Marvel 118200 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00 98
67 4 Justice League 13 $3.99 DC 117752 2012 10 $4.00 $12.00 92
68 3 Justice League 16 $3.99 DC 117719 2013 1 $4.00 $5.00 111
69 4 Wolverine (4th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 117669 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00 123
70 6 Iron Man (5th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 116529 2012 11 $4.00 $7.50 99
71 4 New Avengers (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 116280 2013 1 $4.00 $7.50 112
72 1 Fantastic Four 587 $3.99 Marvel 115448 2011 1 $6.50 $18.00 19
73 4 Justice League 15 $3.99 DC 115074 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00 107
74 2 Thanos Rising 1 $3.99 Marvel 114720 2013 4 $4.00 not listed yet 128
75 1 FF 1 $3.99 Marvel 114472 2011 3 $3.00 $12.80 20
76 8 Uncanny Avengers 2 $3.99 Marvel 114257 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00 101
77 2 Siege 4 $3.99 Marvel 113752 2010 5 $2.30 $7.50 11
78 9 Justice League 14 $3.99 DC 113094 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00 102
79 2 Siege 3 $3.99 Marvel 113073 2010 3 $1.10 $12.80 6
80 3 Action Comics 4 $3.99 DC 112839 2011 12 $4.30 $9.00 48
81 5 Superior Spider-Man 2 $3.99 Marvel 112546 2013 1 $8.00 $12.50 113
82 6 Avenging Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 112153 2011 11 $5.00 $18.00 43
83 10 Thor God of Thunder 1 $3.99 Marvel 110443 2012 11 $4.00 $7.50 103
84 7 Uncanny X-Men (2nd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 109911 2011 11 $4.00 $15.00 44
85 5 Age of Ultron 2 $3.99 Marvel 109383 2013 3 $4.00 $7.50 124
86 3 Batman Return of Bruce Wayne 1 $3.99 DC 108534 2010 5 $5.00 $12.00 12
87 1 Siege 1 $3.99 Marvel 108484 2010 1 $3.70 $9.00 1
88 2 Siege 2 $3.99 Marvel 108429 2010 2 $4.00 $12.80 4
89 5 Before Watchmen Minutemen 1 $3.99 DC 107517 2012 6 $2.00 $12.00 73
90 4 Secret Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 106750 2010 5 $4.30 $12.00 13
91 7 Incredible Hulk 1 $3.99 Marvel 106472 2011 10 $3.00 $24.00 37
92 2 Green Lantern 50 $3.99 DC 106444 2010 1 $3.00 $9.00 2
93 5 Detective Comics 15 $3.99 DC 106395 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00 108
94 5 A Plus X 1 $3.99 Marvel 105420 2012 10 $3.00 $9.00 93
95 4 Justice League 17 $3.99 DC 105304 2013 2 $4.00 $5.00 118
96 3 Action Comics 5 $3.99 DC 105088 2012 1 $4.70 $9.00 52
97 1 Wolverine (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 104414 2010 9 $3.00 $12.00 18
98 6 Before Watchmen Comedian 1 $3.99 DC 104142 2012 6 $1.70 $12.00 74
99 4 AVX Vs 1 $3.99 Marvel 103436 2012 4 $4.00 $18.00 63
100 7 Before Watchmen Silk Spectre 1 $3.99 DC 102955 2012 6 $3.00 $12.00 75
101 6 Savage Wolverine 1 $3.99 Marvel 102530 2013 1 $6.00 $7.50 114
102 6 Justice League 18 $3.99 DC 102494 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00 125
103 5 Superior Spider-Man 3 $3.99 Marvel 101811 2013 2 $4.00 $15.00 119
104 8 Before Watchmen Nite Owl 1 $3.99 DC 101297 2012 6 $4.30 $12.00 76
105 4 Age of Ultron 4 $3.99 Marvel 101057 2013 4 $4.00 $5.00 130
106 5 Justice League 19 $3.99 DC 100943 2013 4 $4.00 $5.00 131
107 2 Flash (3rd series) 1 $3.99 DC 100903 2010 4 $1.60 $4.65 8
108 5 Avengers Assemble 1 $3.99 Marvel 100883 2012 3 $4.00 $15.00 59
109 7 Age of Ultron 3 $3.99 Marvel 100347 2013 3 $4.00 $7.50 126
110 1 Batman 1 $2.99 DC 188420 2011 9 sold out $48.00 25
111 2 Batman 2 $2.99 DC 172428 2011 10 $8.00 $22.50 32
112 2 Batman 3 $2.99 DC 150984 2011 11 $18.00 $16.00 39
113 4 Green Lantern 2 $2.99 DC 142344 2011 10 $3.30 $12.00 34
114 3 Green Lantern 1 $2.99 DC 141682 2011 9 $8.00 $30.00 27
115 2 Batman 4 $2.99 DC 133781 2011 12 sold out $16.00 47
116 2 Batman 5 $2.99 DC 130492 2012 1 $15.00 $16.00 51
117 4 Flash (4th series) 1 $2.99 DC 129260 2011 9 $8.00 $24.00 28
118 2 Batman 6 $2.99 DC 128459 2012 2 $18.00 $16.00 54
119 4 Batman 7 $2.99 DC 127402 2012 3 sold out $16.00 58
120 4 Green Lantern 3 $2.99 DC 122644 2011 11 $5.00 $12.00 41
121 4 Deadpool (3rd series) 1 $2.99 Marvel 118976 2012 11 $9.00 $15.00 97
122 5 Superman 1 $2.99 DC 118376 2011 9 $9.70 $32.00 29
123 7 Fantastic Four (4th series) 1 $2.99 Marvel 114532 2012 11 $3.00 $4.00 100
124 5 Flash (4th series) 2 $2.99 DC 114137 2011 10 $3.30 $12.00 35
125 6 Detective Comics 2 $2.99 DC 110789 2011 10 $6.00 $23.25 36
126 3 Jupiters Legacy 1 $2.99 Image 105437 2013 4 $3.00 not listed yet 129
127 4 Green Lantern 4 $2.99 DC 104199 2011 12 $8.00 $9.60 49
128 6 Detective Comics 1 $2.99 DC 103392 2011 9 sold out $48.00 30
129 5 Brightest Day 1 $2.99 DC 103326 2010 5 $3.00 $9.00 14
130 3 Green Lantern 53 $2.99 DC 100356 2010 4 $3.70 $9.00 9
131 8 Detective Comics 3 $2.99 DC 100077 2011 11 $6.00 $15.00 45

Finally what are the overall best selling titles on a month to month basis.  Here we look at the 131 best selling comics sorted by title so we can look for the most popular titles.

DC Comics line of the New 52 shows a gigantic presence on this list dominating with huge consecutive runs of monthly issues:

Batman 20 issues in a row, Justice League also all 20 issues in a row, Action 5, Green Lantern 4, Detective 3 and Flash 2 issues.

A totally amazing feat that Batman and Justice League have had prints of over 100,000 of every issue of the entire series 20 issues so far.  Batman #19 even recently ranked as the #1 comic of April 2013.

Marvel’s greatest success titles are:  Avengers VS X-men – all 12 issues of mini-series, Age Of Ultron 4 issues, Siege all 4 issue mini-series and Uncanny Avengers #1-2.     Marvel has many #1 issues achieve huge print runs but automatically retailers always drastically drop their orders on the second issues.

DIAMOND RANKING – COMIC TITLE – ISSUE # – PRICE – PUBLISHER – PRINT RUN – YEAR – MONTH – MYCOMICSHIP – MILEHIGHCOMICS

BEST SELLING COMICS – ALPHABETICAL BY TITLE
A Plus X 1 $3.99 Marvel 105420 2012 10 $3.00 $9.00
Action Comics 1 $3.99 DC 182748 2011 9 sold out $32.00
Action Comics 2 $3.99 DC 153855 2011 10 $4.00 $12.00
Action Comics 3 $3.99 DC 134875 2011 11 $3.30 $9.00
Action Comics 4 $3.99 DC 112839 2011 12 $4.30 $9.00
Action Comics 5 $3.99 DC 105088 2012 1 $4.70 $9.00
Age of Ultron 1 $3.99 Marvel 174952 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00
Age of Ultron 2 $3.99 Marvel 109383 2013 3 $4.00 $7.50
Age of Ultron 3 $3.99 Marvel 100347 2013 3 $4.00 $7.50
Age of Ultron 4 $3.99 Marvel 101057 2013 4 $4.00 $5.00
All New X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 181693 2012 11 $6.00 $12.50
Amazing Spider-Man 666 $3.99 Marvel 135568 2011 7 $4.00 $12.00
Amazing Spider-Man 700 $7.99 Marvel 200966 2012 12 $20.00 $30.00
Avengers (4th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 163867 2010 5 $3.30 $9.00
Avengers (5th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 186989 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00
Avengers Assemble 1 $3.99 Marvel 100883 2012 3 $4.00 $15.00
Avengers Vs X-Men 0 $3.99 Marvel 134509 2012 3 $15.00 $45.00
Avengers Vs X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 203181 2012 3 $12.00 $80.00
Avengers Vs X-Men 2 $3.99 Marvel 158650 2012 4 $18.00 $39.00
Avengers Vs X-Men 3 $3.99 Marvel 175695 2012 5 $8.00 $18.00
Avengers Vs X-Men 4 $3.99 Marvel 178330 2012 5 $8.00 $18.00
Avengers Vs X-Men 5 $3.99 Marvel 186555 2012 6 $4.00 $18.00
Avengers Vs X-Men 6 $3.99 Marvel 190705 2012 6 $2.30 $18.00
Avengers Vs X-Men 7 $3.99 Marvel 179208 2012 7 $4.30 $12.00
Avengers Vs X-Men 8 $3.99 Marvel 174910 2012 7 $4.30 $12.00
Avengers Vs X-Men 9 $3.99 Marvel 174356 2012 8 $4.30 $12.00
Avengers Vs X-Men 10 $3.99 Marvel 169529 2012 8 $4.30 $12.00
Avengers Vs X-Men 11 $3.99 Marvel 167327 2012 9 $4.30 $12.00
Avengers Vs X-Men 12 $4.99 Marvel 171452 2012 10 $5.00 $15.00
Avenging Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 112153 2011 11 $5.00 $18.00
AVX Vs 1 $3.99 Marvel 103436 2012 4 $4.00 $18.00
Batman 0 $3.99 DC 156561 2012 9 $4.70 $12.00
Batman 1 $2.99 DC 188420 2011 9 sold out $48.00
Batman 2 $2.99 DC 172428 2011 10 $8.00 $22.50
Batman 3 $2.99 DC 150984 2011 11 $18.00 $16.00
Batman 4 $2.99 DC 133781 2011 12 sold out $16.00
Batman 5 $2.99 DC 130492 2012 1 $15.00 $16.00
Batman 6 $2.99 DC 128459 2012 2 $18.00 $16.00
Batman 7 $2.99 DC 127402 2012 3 sold out $16.00
Batman 8 $3.99 DC 130602 2012 4 sold out $16.00
Batman 9 $3.99 DC 134605 2012 5 sold out $16.00
Batman 10 $3.99 DC 130265 2012 6 $5.00 $15.00
Batman 11 $3.99 DC 127210 2012 7 $4.00 $22.50
Batman 12 $3.99 DC 125249 2012 8 $4.00 $22.50
Batman 13 $3.99 DC 148305 2012 10 $50.00 $60.00
Batman 14 $3.99 DC 159729 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00
Batman 15 $3.99 DC 151568 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00
Batman 16 $3.99 DC 145923 2013 1 $4.00 $5.00
Batman 17 $3.99 DC 150684 2013 2 $4.00 $5.00
Batman 18 $3.99 DC 137893 2013 3 $4.00 $7.50
Batman 19 $3.99 DC 132147 2013 4 $4.00 $5.00
Batman 700 $4.99 DC 104755 2010 6 $10.00 $9.00
Batman Annual 1 $4.99 DC 101394 2012 5 sold out $18.60
Batman Return of Bruce Wayne 1 $3.99 DC 108534 2010 5 $5.00 $12.00
Before Watchmen Comedian 1 $3.99 DC 104142 2012 6 $1.70 $12.00
Before Watchmen Minutemen 1 $3.99 DC 107517 2012 6 $2.00 $12.00
Before Watchmen Nite Owl 1 $3.99 DC 101297 2012 6 $4.30 $12.00
Before Watchmen Silk Spectre 1 $3.99 DC 102955 2012 6 $3.00 $12.00
Blackest Night 7 $3.99 DC 130613 2010 2 $5.00 $9.00
Blackest Night 8 $3.99 DC 135059 2010 3 $3.50 $9.60
Brightest Day 0 $3.99 DC 129446 2010 4 $3.30 $9.00
Brightest Day 1 $2.99 DC 103326 2010 5 $3.00 $9.00
Captain America (7th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 123667 2012 11 $4.00 $7.50
Deadpool (3rd series) 1 $2.99 Marvel 118976 2012 11 $9.00 $15.00
Detective Comics 15 $3.99 DC 106395 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00
Detective Comics 1 $2.99 DC 103392 2011 9 sold out $48.00
Detective Comics 2 $2.99 DC 110789 2011 10 $6.00 $23.25
Detective Comics 3 $2.99 DC 100077 2011 11 $6.00 $15.00
Fantastic Four (4th series) 1 $2.99 Marvel 114532 2012 11 $3.00 $4.00
Fantastic Four 587 $3.99 Marvel 115448 2011 1 $6.50 $18.00
Fear Itself 1 $3.99 Marvel 128595 2011 4 $2.70 $18.00
FF 1 $3.99 Marvel 114472 2011 3 $3.00 $12.80
Flash (3rd series) 1 $3.99 DC 100903 2010 4 $1.60 $4.65
Flash (4th series) 1 $2.99 DC 129260 2011 9 $8.00 $24.00
Flash (4th series) 2 $2.99 DC 114137 2011 10 $3.30 $12.00
Green Lantern 1 $2.99 DC 141682 2011 9 $8.00 $30.00
Green Lantern 2 $2.99 DC 142344 2011 10 $3.30 $12.00
Green Lantern 3 $2.99 DC 122644 2011 11 $5.00 $12.00
Green Lantern 4 $2.99 DC 104199 2011 12 $8.00 $9.60
Green Lantern 50 $3.99 DC 106444 2010 1 $3.00 $9.00
Green Lantern 53 $2.99 DC 100356 2010 4 $3.70 $9.00
Guardians of the Galaxy (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 211312 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00
Incredible Hulk 1 $3.99 Marvel 106472 2011 10 $3.00 $24.00
Indestructible Hulk 1 $3.99 Marvel 118200 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00
Iron Man (5th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 116529 2012 11 $4.00 $7.50
Jupiters Legacy 1 $2.99 Image 105437 2013 4 $3.00 not listed yet
Justice League 0 $3.99 DC 125868 2012 9 $4.30 $12.00
Justice League 1 $3.99 DC 171344 2011 8 $22.00 $48.00
Justice League 2 $3.99 DC 180709 2011 10 $4.00 $15.00
Justice League 3 $3.99 DC 158700 2011 11 $12.00 $15.00
Justice League 4 $3.99 DC 142248 2011 12 $10.00 $32.00
Justice League 5 $3.99 DC 138576 2012 1 $6.00 $24.00
Justice League 6 $3.99 DC 135374 2012 2 $6.00 $24.00
Justice League 7 $3.99 DC 131697 2012 3 $8.00 $16.00
Justice League 8 $3.99 DC 128991 2012 4 $5.00 $16.00
Justice League 9 $3.99 DC 131332 2012 5 $4.00 $16.00
Justice League 10 $3.99 DC 127090 2012 6 $4.00 $16.00
Justice League 11 $3.99 DC 123971 2012 7 $4.00 $12.80
Justice League 12 $3.99 DC 120796 2012 8 $4.00 $48.00
Justice League 13 $3.99 DC 117752 2012 10 $4.00 $12.00
Justice League 14 $3.99 DC 113094 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00
Justice League 15 $3.99 DC 115074 2012 12 $4.00 $5.00
Justice League 16 $3.99 DC 117719 2013 1 $4.00 $5.00
Justice League 17 $3.99 DC 105304 2013 2 $4.00 $5.00
Justice League 18 $3.99 DC 102494 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00
Justice League 19 $3.99 DC 100943 2013 4 $4.00 $5.00
Justice League of America 1 $3.99 DC 307734 2013 2 $4.00 $7.50
New Avengers (2nd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 129084 2010 6 $3.30 $9.00
New Avengers (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 116280 2013 1 $4.00 $7.50
Point One 1 $5.99 Marvel 113352 2011 11 $1.70 $12.00
Savage Wolverine 1 $3.99 Marvel 102530 2013 1 $6.00 $7.50
Secret Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 106750 2010 5 $4.30 $12.00
Siege 1 $3.99 Marvel 108484 2010 1 $3.70 $9.00
Siege 2 $3.99 Marvel 108429 2010 2 $4.00 $12.80
Siege 3 $3.99 Marvel 113073 2010 3 $1.10 $12.80
Siege 4 $3.99 Marvel 113752 2010 5 $2.30 $7.50
Superior Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 188182 2013 1 $23.00 $25.00
Superior Spider-Man 2 $3.99 Marvel 112546 2013 1 $8.00 $12.50
Superior Spider-Man 3 $3.99 Marvel 101811 2013 2 $4.00 $15.00
Superman 1 $2.99 DC 118376 2011 9 $9.70 $32.00
Thanos Rising 1 $3.99 Marvel 114720 2013 4 $4.00 not listed yet
Thor God of Thunder 1 $3.99 Marvel 110443 2012 11 $4.00 $7.50
Ultimate Spider-Man 160 $3.99 Marvel 159355 2011 5 $4.70
Uncanny Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 303722 2012 10 $3.00 $12.00
Uncanny Avengers 2 $3.99 Marvel 114257 2012 11 $4.00 $5.00
Uncanny X-Men (2nd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 109911 2011 11 $4.00 $15.00
Uncanny X-Men (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 177463 2013 2 $4.00 $5.00
Walking Dead 100 $3.99 Image 335082 2012 7 $5.00 $30.00
Wolverine (3rd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 104414 2010 9 $3.00 $12.00
Wolverine (4th series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 117669 2013 3 $4.00 $5.00
X-Men (2nd series) 1 $3.99 Marvel 140332 2010 7 $3.00 $15.00

Thanks to John Jackson Miller at www.comichron.com for compiling original Diamond sales lists.

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Terry Hoknes (author) from 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 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

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This week we will start off by introducing Terry Hoknes to the InvestComics team. Terry will be inserting some serious blogs to the new section on the InvestComics website called ‘Comic Market & Stats’. Terry is loaded with some amazing stats and insight regarding the comic book market. He will bring trending books, percentages, and possible comics to watch out for, all ranging from the Golden to Modern Age. Check out the first article that went up today right HERE; ‘Best Selling Non-Super Hero comics of April 2013’. Fantastic reading and info here for comic book collectors! Thanks Terry and welcome aboard!

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Marvel Studios recently announced that they will focus their attention on getting a female superhero from their massive library to the big screen. This may be one daunting task considering most of the most recognizable female superheroes come from the DC side. I.e. Wonder Woman, Powergirl, Batgirl, Catwoman and Supergirl. Not saying it cannot be done, what I am saying though is that DC has a stronger lead in this department. That said, who will we get from Marvel onto the big screen? Elektra again? How about a female lead with a partner, say Cloak & Dagger? (More on them in a bit). How about a bad girl in Typhoid Mary? While the list is endless, there really is no disputing that Marvel does have the weaker choices in this department. One possible standout can be a character that will be making her mark in the Marvel Universe in ways she never has; Carol Danvers a.k.a. Ms. Marvel, a.k.a. Captain Marvel. This week in Avengers Enemy Within (2013) #1, Marvel hopes to establish Captain Marvel within the Marvel U as a mainstay. Not that she was really going anywhere, just a reinstatement as to how important they want her to be. Is this a sign of who will hit that movie theater first as the first big budget female character? Possibly. Maybe we’ll she will pop up in Guardians of the Galaxy? Who knows? So in order to get a jump on things here, collectors should be scouring the back issue bins and the internet to get a leg up here on Carol’s first appearance in Marvel Super-Heroes #13 (1968). Here’s a wonderful tip that collectors should be aware of. There are only 58 graded copies in all of the land. That’s right, 58. The top grade received is a 9.8 and only ONE sits there. How about a 9.6 you may ask, how about only FOUR sitting there? Then the 9.4’s with eleven in that spot. There is some tremendous potential here folks. Find a nice near mint copy and get them graded now! How about Carol as Ms. Marvel in Ms. Marvel #1 (1977)? Well there are 299 of these copies graded and seems a bit top heavy. 23 are graded at a 9.8 (not too bad), while there are 86 at a 9.6 (not so good). Both comics are fantastic comics to have in your collection, but the Marvel Super-Heroes #13 comic should be the main target.

Ultimate Spider-Man (2011 3rd Series) #23 will bring the all new Cloak & Dagger. If you were a comic fan in the 80’s, then you know just how hot this duo was at one time. Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #64 (1982) was a well sought after book that commanded some nice change in the aftermarket. These days however, things have slowed down a lot for Marvel’s dynamic duo. The CGC market shows a total of 273 graded copies, 59 of which sit at the top with a 9.8. Just like Ms. Marvel #1, a lot of copies sit on the top tier. Still a great book to own, get it.

IDW’s successful relaunching of Star Wars will bring many other restarts to the mix. Dynamite Entertainment will bring Battlestar Galactica (2013 Dynamite) #1 this Wednesday with hopes to follow in Star Wars’ success. Marvel was the original publisher of BG #1 way back in 1979 with its ‘Still only 35 cent’ logo embedded on cover.

Batgirl gets tangled up with the Ventriloquist in Batgirl (2011 4th Series) #20. The Ventriloquist first appeared in Detective Comics #583 (1988).

Age of Ultron (2013 Marvel) #8 promises more changes to reverberate throughout the Marvel universe for years and years to come.

The Comic Book Creator (2013) #1 (magazine) will spotlight various interviews and happenings throughout the comic industry. This magazine will probably have a tough time getting off the ground for a several reasons. This isn’t a knock on the publisher at all, just pointing out what a tough road lies ahead here. One, most of the comic book lure will read their interviews or find news via the internet. Two, the $8.95 price tag will scare a lot of people away. Three, any news or insight from the magazine will be predated by the constant updating from various websites. Although a nice way to read an interview (by actually picking up a magazine/paper) and reading it, the $8.95 price tag may hurt sales here.

Regular Show (2013 Kaboom) #1 will sell out fast, buy, buy, buy the variants and sell, sell, sell!

The 80’s are calling again. Mr. John Byrne comes to IDW with Doomsday.1 (2013 IDW) #1. Other number one issues to check out this week are Fall of the House of Usher (2013 Dark Horse) #1, Dream Merchant (2013 Image) #1, and Dream Thief (2013 Dark Horse) #1.

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Best Selling Non-Super Hero comics of April 2013

Best Selling Non-Super Hero comics of April 2013

Here we will analyze the 50 best selling comic books that venture into drama, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, movie/tv franchises and kids titles.    46 comics this month had orders of over 10,000 copies each !

The strength of Walking Dead has helped give rise to a growing number of non-superhero comic book titles.   Image leads the way with 3 of the top 4 titles.   This chart is impressive showing that 50 of the Top 200 best selling comics are non-superhero that is an impressive 25% of all comic sales.   However note that only 4 titles make the Diamond Top 50 showing that hero books still have a grip on the biggest overall sales and consistently best selling titles.

What is unique to this list in particular though is the growing fan base has helped increase the values of most of these books early issues.    We all know about Walking Dead #1 being worth $1000.00 and leading the pack for most valuable 21st century comic book.   However early issues of Saga, Star Wars, East Of West, My Little Pony, Adventure Time, Sex, Morning Glories, Manhattan Projects, Revival, Thief Of Thieves, Doctor Who, Five Ghosts, Bedlam etc. have ALL gone up in value and all moved into numerous reprintings.

Image in the past year has been the hot bed for back issue price increases with most of the titles on this list.   In this particular month we even see 2nd printing of East Of West #1 make this Top 50 chart at #48 which is considerably high for a non “big 2” reprint book.

The highest ranking books on the list which have NOT seen price increases yet include Jirni and Constantine.   In the case of Jirni #1 it was low priced at $ 1.00 which helped create the huge print run of 35,000 so that book is not likely to ever go up in value.  Constantine has potential but is not a new character (Swamp Thing #37 in 1985).   This could help create interest in older appearances but is no guarantee of the demand in the new book.  However there are 2 things in this book’s favor.  First of all the #1 1st print has sold out and the #2 issue had a print run almost as high as #1 meaning that the quality is there and retailers did not drastically reduce their orders like they usually do from a #1 to a #2 issue.

Star Wars, My Little Pony, Buffy, Adventure Time, Star Trek, Doctor Who, GI  Joe are all strong franchises with orders of 13,000 each or higher.   The cartoon titles My Little Pony and Adventure Time have both sold out original print runs and have been some of the most impressive selling titles ever to a potentially younger audience.   Regular Show #1 comes out in a month and will likely rank just as high with potential of a sell out of #1.

The Big Two = DC has a number of titles always appearing due to their non superhero “Vertigo” line.   Marvel really seems to be missing the boat in the non-hero genre with only 2 titles in the entire Top 50.

IDW is the kingpin of franchise titles so they have a strong showing on this list.

Small indie publishers with strong showings on the chart include Aspen, Boom, Avatar, Oni all with 1 title each.  These are books to watch in the future and will be some of the most likely books to increase in value as these books have reached a lot of hype.

Of course this list is up for debate as some titles cross-over with hero characters so you can argue that some books on this list might not truly belong here but it gives us a great overview in comparing what is popular and how the publishers are selling on their top non-hero books.

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RANK – DIAMOND – TITLE – ISSUE – PRICE – PUBLISHER – PRINT RUN

1 8 Walking Dead 109 $2.99 Image 90362
2 27 Saga 12 $2.99 Image 53339
3 40 Star Wars 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 45019
4 46 East of West 2 $3.50 Image 41838
5 60 Jirni 1 $1.00 Aspen 35777
6 65 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 6 $3.99 IDW 33903
7 69 Constantine 2 $2.99 DC 30789
8 73 Swamp Thing 19 $2.99 DC 29254
9 79 Animal Man 19 $2.99 DC 27562
10 91 My Little Pony Micro Series 3 $3.99 IDW 23338
11 95 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall 20 $2.99 Dark Horse 21901
12 97 Adventure Time 15 $3.99 Boom 21682
13 101 Sex 2 $2.99 Image 21342
14 103 Morning Glories 26 $1.00 Image 20918
15 104 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 4 $3.99 Boom 20760
16 115 Morbius Living Vampire 4 $2.99 Marvel 17544
17 116 Manhattan Projects 11 $3.50 Image 17517
18 120 Star Wars Darth Vader & Ninth Assassin 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 17278
19 121 Revival 9 $2.99 Image 16977
20 123 All Star Western 19 $3.99 DC 16838
21 125 Star Wars Legacy 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 16384
22 131 Star Trek Countdown To Darkness 4 $3.99 IDW 15782
23 132 Fables 128 $2.99 DC 15606
24 133 Fairest 14 $2.99 DC 15269
25 135 Thief of Thieves 13 $2.99 Image 15201
26 138 Doctor Who Prisoners of Time 4 $3.99 IDW 14653
27 142 Angel & Faith 21 $2.99 Dark Horse 14102
28 150 G.I. Joe Cobra Files 1 $3.99 IDW 13231
29 152 Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray 2 $2.99 Image 13127
30 154 Chew 33 $2.99 Image 12964
31 158 Conan The Barbarian 15 $3.50 Dark Horse 12845
32 160 Bedlam 6 $3.50 Image 12607
33 161 Django Unchained 3 $4.99 DC 12561
34 162 Dark Tower Gunslinger Evil Ground 1 $3.99 Marvel 12473
35 164 Star Wars Dark Times Fire Carrier 3 $2.99 Dark Horse 12435
36 169 Abe Sapien Dark & Terrible 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 11783
37 172 I Vampire 19 $2.99 DC 11469
38 173 Sword of Sorcery 7 $3.99 DC 11412
39 177 BPRD Vampire 2 $3.50 Dark Horse 11072
40 178 Uber 0 $3.99 Avatar 10849
41 182 Lost Vegas 2 $3.50 Image 10608
42 184 Locke & Key Omega 4 $3.99 IDW 10466
43 186 BPRD Hell On Earth 106 $3.50 Dark Horse 10419
44 187 Doctor Who Vol. 3 8 $3.99 IDW 10414
45 188 G.I. Joe 3 $3.99 IDW 10372
46 189 Helheim 2 $3.99 Oni 10256
47 191 1 For $1 Mind Mgmt 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 9926
48 193 East of West 1 $3.50 Image 9742
49 194 Magic The Gathering Path of Vengeance 4 $4.99 IDW 9734
50 196 Massive 11 $3.50 Dark Horse 9661

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.

Terry Hoknes (author) loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all the hot new comics 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.

a newly costumed SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN and SCARLET SPIDER Team up

MARVEL has revealed the SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN/SCARLET SPIDER crossover in SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP #2 and SCARLET SPIDER #20. But that’s not all, the covers reveal an all new costume for the now (apparently) Parker-less Superior Spider-Man.

After THE ASSASSIN’S GUILD send Kaine to NY to try to kill Wolverine, Kaine decides to stop in Manhattan and check on his “brother” (read source material for his cloning) Peter Parker. It goes less than perfectly, apparently ending with huge ramifications for Kaine.

Check out the interview with Chris Yost on Marvel’s page to get the full story.

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The MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE are coming to THE DCU this summer

DC has announced that the heroes of the DCU and the MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE will be mixing it up this summer.

DC’s BLOG teased an interview with KEITH GIFFEN.

After narrowly escaping his last battle with He-Man, Skeletor has fled to the most unexpected realm to recover: EARTH! Once there, he sets a plan in motion to siphon off Earth’s core magic. Forging an unlikely hunting party, He-Man and company go in search of Skeletor. Finding themselves at odds with the heroes of the DC Universe, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe must find a way to stop Skeletor and his mysterious new master!

And how will the Masters of the Universe respond to finding themselves within the DC Universe?

“Culture shock lives! Actually, they’ve come to stop Skeletor from doing to the DCU what he’s always wanted to do to Eternia,” Giffen teased to BUZZFEED. “By the way… what makes you think Skeletor came to the DCU voluntarily?”

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Nothing Lasts Forever – The New Avengers Head Into INFINITY!

New York, NY—May 10th, 2012— This August, superstar writer Jonathan Hickman is joined by fan-favorite artist Mike Deodato to pit the Illuminati against their biggest threat yet  inNew Avengers #9! Tying into the blockbuster event of the summer, Infinity,New Avengers #9 shows fans what new threats lie beyond the edges of the Marvel Universe!

With the Avengers fending off an intergalactic threat on the edges of the Marvel Universe,Earth becomes the most vulnerable planet in the system! Enter Thanos, the galaxy’s most ruthless threat and an unparalleled force of brutality who brings order to the chaos of life through murder. Earth’s last hope may lie in the hands of a man who can level cities with a single whisper – Black Bolt, king of the Inhumans. But is the combined might of the clandestine group of Avengers enough to push back Thanos and his deadly group of lieutenants – the Cull Obsidian?

“As with Avengers, Jonathan’s issues ofNew Avengers are a critical part of the overall Infinity story. There are elements that were set into place in the earliest issues of the series that he and Deo will be paying off on here.” explained Executive Editor, Tom Brevoort, Marvel Entertainment. “You could maybe enjoy INFINITY without them, but you’re really not going to want to.”

Every issue of New Avengers includes a code for a free digital copy of that same comic on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices. Additionally, each issue of New Avengers features special augmented reality content available exclusive through theMarvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

This August, the intensity ofInfinity is turned up a notch as Hickman and Deodato show the power of the Mad Titan inNew Avengers #9!

Join the conversation on Twitter with hash tag#MarvelINFINITY, and don’t forget to follow us at @Marvel [www.twitter.com/Marvel]!

For more on Marvel’s Infinity, please visitwww.marvel.com..

NEW AVENGERS #9

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN

Art & Cover by MIKE DEODATO

ON SALE AUGUST 2013!

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Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com

Marvel Reveals Joe Quesada’s All-New Look For ANGELA!

 

The Biggest New Heroine In Comics, Redesigned For Her Marvel Universe Debut!

New York, NY (May 9th, 2013)—She’s one of the biggest new characters to debut in the Marvel Universe in over 20 years, and today Marvel is proud to unveil your first look at ANGELA – redesigned by Marvel Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer & superstar artist Joe Quesada! Angela, created by New York Times Best Selling writer Neil Gaiman & industry icon Todd McFarlane, makes her dynamic debut into the Marvel Universe this June, in the star studded conclusion to the critically acclaimed event Age Of Ultron with Age Of Ultron #10!

“Angela is going to make her mark rather quickly. She’s going to hit the ground running and cut a large swath through the Marvel Universe – both literally and metaphorically,” explained Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer, Marvel Entertainment. “ We have huge plans for her, and the mystery of who she is and where she comes from is something I think Marvel fans are going to be blown away by.  Actually, I know they will!”

However, Angela isn’t the only one making her way over to the Marvel Universe as Neil Gaiman makes his long awaited return to Marvel in over six years! Starting this July, Gaiman teams with blockbuster writer Brian Michael Bendis and fan favorite artist Sara Pichelli to take the angelic bounty hunter to the outer limits of the Marvel Universe in an all new arc starting inGuardians Of The Galaxy #5! Alongside Star-Lord, Iron Man, Rocket Raccoon, Drax, Gamora & Groot – Angela must help the Guardians take down threats putting the galaxy at risk, showing why she’s one of the most feared women in the Marvel Universe!

“It’s no coincidence that Angela’s debut comes around a time when we’re reminding fans that there’s a reason we call the space our stories take place in, the Marvel Universe,” said Axel Alonso, Editor In Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “What Neil and Brian have planned for the character in Guardians of the Galaxy is going to definitely turn some heads, and nobody can miss where it goes from there!”

The arrival of Angela to the Marvel Universe marks one of the most important moments in comics history! With a major player like the fearless warrior making her presence known – no fan can miss how her debut impacts the Marvel Universe and beyond! It all begins in the universe shattering Age Of Ultron #10 in June, and continues in the hottest new book of the year, Guardians Of the Galaxy #5!

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For more on Angela, Age of Ultron & Guardians Of The Galaxy, stay tuned to Marvel.com for more info!

Join the conversation on Twitter using #AgeOfUltron, and don’t forget to follow us at @Marvel[www.twitter.com/Marvel]!

AGE OF ULTRON #10 (APR130589)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Penciled by BRYAN HITCH, BRANDON PETERSON, CARLOS PACHECO, ALEX MALEEV, BUTCH GUICE, DAVID MARQUEZ & JOE QUESADA!

Cover by BRANDON PETERSON

FOC – 5/27/13, ON-SALE 6/19/13

 

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5 (MAY130589)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & NEIL GAIMAN

Pencils & Cover by SARA PICHELLI

FOC – 7/1/13, ON SALE – 7/24/13

 

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DR. PHOSPHORUS joins the ranks of the NEW 52

He may not be as big a name as some of the characters DC has recently teasedfor getting the NEW 52 treatment, but DOCTOR PHOSPHORUS is on his way, and it looks like he has his sights set on Catwoman.

For those of you who help put the INVEST in InvestComics, you may want to check out Detective Comics #469 (May 1977), which features the characters first Pre-New 52 appearance.  he also featured in the UNDERWORLD UNLEASHED storyline, where he got better control of his powers in exchange for selling his soul to Neron. And here is a LIST OF HIS APPEARANCES in Starman, where he was a recurring villain, responsible for the cancer that killed original Starman, Ted Knight.

Are these going to put your kids through college? I’m guessing “no,” but they’re all pretty decent reads, and a decent boost to any collection.

Here’s what EIC Bob Harras had to say,

A few weeks ago, we showed you the design for Joker’s Daughter and teased that something evil is lurking under Gotham City.

Today, the treacherous underworld of Gotham City expands with the New 52 debut of Dr. Phosphorus. And if you happen to be a skilled jewel thief in a feline costume, I’d be extra careful about crossing paths with this guy …

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MARVEL UNLIMITED –The Ultimate Marvel Experience Now On Android™!

Access to Over 13,000 Comics via Marvel’s All-New Subscription App for Android™ Devices

New York, NY—May 9th, 2013—Prepare for the largest library of streaming digital comics anytime, anywhere withMarvel Unlimited, now available on Android TM devices via Google Play!

Previously available on iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®  and web-browsers,Marvel Unlimited provides the deepest online reading experience utilizing Marvel’s patented digital reading technology while providing seamless access across multiple platforms. Marvel, in collaboration with Chaotic Moon Studios, brings fans access to the entire Marvel Unlimited archive on- and off-line through the Marvel Unlimited app, along with exclusive member-only benefits and offers that no fan can miss!

“It’s exciting to bringMarvel Unlimited to Android TM devices and introduce this unparalleled comics reading experience to a whole new group of fans!”, explained Peter Phillips, SVP & General Manager, Marvel Digital Media Group. “This is just one of many exciting announcements you can expect surroundingMarvel Unlimited over the next few months!”

TheMarvel Unlimited app is available for free on Google Play and in the App Store.

Launched in November 2007,Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited was the first major digital comics initiative from any of the top North American comic book publishers. This innovative all-you-can-read subscription service offers over 13,000 of Marvel’s greatest comics—and that number grows every week! The Marvel Unlimited library remains the most comprehensive digital comics library offered by any comics publisher!

To celebrate this exciting launch, new members can join Marvel Unlimited at a special limited time price of only $59.88 for an annual membership if you sign up before May 15th! So what are you waiting for? Head on over to http://www.marvel.com/unlimited today and get in on the action!

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iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.  Android and Google Play are trade and/or service marks of Google Inc.

About Marvel:

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com

About Chaotic Moon Studios:

Chaotic Moon Studios is composed of award-winning thought leaders, designers, developers and strategists from across the mobile and interactive landscape. The company’s design and development teams have honed their respective crafts alongside the most innovative companies in the world, including both Apple and IBM.  Chaotic Moon team members hold more than a dozen patents and are regularly highlighted in publications like Wired, ComputerWorld, and Bloomberg Businessweek. Chaotic Moon’s services include mobile strategy, design, development as well as content publishing, gaming, and managing mobile brands across all application marketplaces.

For more information go towww.chaoticmoon.com

Comic Broker Report – May 2013

The Comic Broker’s Report

by Topher Seal

This month’s report is going to be a quick one as I slave away on next month’s UK Special.  Until that time I suggest you:

Pass on Iron Man 3 and rent John Dies at the End, then watch it three times.

Don’t believe the Marvel Miracleman hype!  ( I may have to eat my words down the road on this one. )

and take comfort in the fact that Twinkies are coming back so you can eat the rest of  that 4 month old last box you bought on Ebay.

Batman Beyond 1

Batman 20 concluded Scott Snyder’s surprisingly good Clayface tale and as an added bonus we get to see the Gen 1 Batman Beyond Suit!  There have been some great appearances by the future Batman over the years but if you are looking for the one with the most  potential on the back issue market then this is it.  There is also a free version that was made available 1 month later, a newsstand edition and a Six Flags Giveaway!

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Bodie Troll 1

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Collected from digital work this new indie gem is incredible.  The art is fantastic and it looks like a prime candidate for a cartoon adaptation.  For now you can get this one cheap  but the FCBD 2013 issue will generate buzz.  I can see first issues slowly drying up over the next few months.

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The Stuff of Legend FCBD 2009

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Of all the recent properties to get optioned ( Hoax Hunters, The Test and even Rachel Rising ) it is this wonderful comic that deserves the most attention.  Early issues are hard to find but none as tough to track down as this 2009 FCBD issue featuring the first appearances of the title.

Kung Fu Fighter 1 ( first Bronze Tiger )

This week DC is rolling out a host of characters into the New 52.  Bronze Tiger is easily my favorite.   The new design looks amazing and despite the small chance of commercial success I still say Kung Fu Fighter is worth  purchasing because it isn’t that easy to find in high grade.

DC (re)introduces BRONZE TIGER and CHESHIRE into the DCU.

New Teen titans Annual 2 ( First Cheshire )

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A sick Perez cover has to be larger than all the rest!  As I mentioned above DC is introducing new blood into the failing New 52 with Cheshire?  Well lucky for this comic it has a great cover and is also the first appearance of The Vigilante. If you can find a CGC 9.8 for under 50 it’s worth it.

Adventures of Superman 465, 466

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Get the newsstand variants for these forgotten Superman comics!  Hank Henshaw ( Cyborg Superman ) will be making his debut in the New 52 and is likely to have the most success with readers.

Rescue One-Shot

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The new Iron Man film is splitting fans down the middle.  I won’t tell you why but one of the best parts of the film is actually Pepper Potts.  There aren’t many appearances of Rescue but this one-shot is heating up on Ebay and if Pepper ever wears the suit in film you will be sorry you passed this one up.

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DC it flat out crazy announcing a Bat-Cow Comic!  For those of you who love Pet characters like Titus Wayne and Dex-Starr then you should look for this super rare DC comic featuring the first Bat-Cow!

Rachel Rising 1 ( 3rd Print )

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Terry Moore’s latest is quite an effort and when it was optioned sales exploded.  But issue one does have a high print run compared to under 1500 for the third print.  Buy and hold to cash in down the road!

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Robert Kirkman loved Rachel Rising so much he put a preview in the back of Issue 95.  No one really noticed and even though the preview  came out right before the trade for the first few issues the fact that there is an early appearance of Rachel Rising in a WD book means the heat is coming.

Strangers in Paradise 1

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If Rachel Rising hits big don’t forget about this classic!  Moore recently revealed that Rachel Rising occurs in the same universe as Strangers in Paradise!  It’s pricey but worth every dollar paid.

-Topher

 

Disclaimer: all comic recommendations are from a speculative vantage point. Not all comics are to guarantee a return on your investment. This article is used as a guide for investments and entertainment purposes. Please use your own discretion when investing.

 

 

 

TEN GRAND #1 GETS SECOND PRINTING

New Joe’s Comics title from Image sells out

The flagship issue of the new Joe’s Comics line, TEN GRAND #1 by J. Michael Straczynski and Ben Templesmith, sold out the same week as its release, Image Comics has announced that it will go back to press for a second printing that will be in stores on June 5.

A supernatural romance crossed with hardboiled crime, TEN GRAND tells the story of Joe Fitzgerald, a mob enforcer who has sworn to go straight — only to be left for dead during his final hit, an incident that leaves his fiancée dead. Joe gets a second chance when an angelic being revives him to be a hitman for mysterious, spiritual forces, with the reward being that he gets to spend five minutes with his beloved Laura every time he’s killed in his new “job.”

TEN GRAND ushered in the return of Joe’s Comics and was greeted with critical acclaim:

“Straczynski and Templesmith have proven to be a perfect match for a series like this one, and readers should expect great things from the upcoming installments.” – Bloody Disgusting

“Two masters team up for a blaze through hell and back, giving a fresh new spin to a familiar concept.” – Behind the Panels

Ten Grand is a fantastic fusion of supernatural, crime noir/PI, and love stories that make for an excellent read. JMS has crafted a story that feels familiar yet goes off in a new direction. Templesmith’s art pulls off the story’s feeling of despair splendidly.  If you were left wanting more stories like Hellblazer, this is definitely one for you.” – Comic Book Therapy

The June 5 second printing of TEN GRAND #1 can be pre-ordered now with the Diamond Comics code MAR138353.

SILVER SURFER returns in…DARDEVIL?

That’s right, this august, the long absent (He was last seen in the DEFENDERS before that was cancelled) Silver Surfer will be returning to active Marvel Universe duty this August, in Daredevil. That’s right, Daredevil. On the Marvel site, DD scribe Mark Waid teased:

“Aren’t all Silver Surfer’s best friends blind?” asks Waid. “Alicia Masters,  now Matt Murdock…

“Seriously though, Matt has no idea what to make of  the Surfer’s unexpected appearance in midtown Manhattan. Just trying to use  radar sense to perceive a being composed of the Power Cosmic makes Daredevil’s  head hurt. But he’s going to have to put that aside if he’s to keep the Surfer  as an ally–and not an enemy!”

Here’s a look at the cover by Chris Samnee.
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Alternative Comics & ComiXology Announce Digital Distribution Agreement

Alternative Comics & ComiXology   Announce Digital Distribution Agreement

Key titles from creators Sam Henderson, Steve Cerio and Karl Stevens released today!

May 8, 2013 – Cupertino, CA / New York, NY – ComiXology and Alternative Comics announced today that the long-time independent publisher Alternative Comics has entered into an all-new digital distribution agreement with comiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform available across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web.

Independent comic fans will be reading Alternative Comics in an all new dynamic way with comiXology’s cinematic Guided View™ technology. iPad with Retina display users will experience every fine detail of indie comics with comiXology’s high definition format dubbed CMX-HD!

To celebrate the announcement, Alternative Comics is releasing five titles on the comiXology platform from independent comic luminaries, including Karl Stevens’s Failure, Steve Cerio’s Pie, Sam Henderson’s Magic Whistle series including the Humor Can Be Funny collection and 2012’s twelfth issue of the long running humor comic.

“Alternative Comics has an extensive, hilarious and thought-provoking catalog of work by tremendous independent creators and we’re excited to be able to share these stories worldwide on comiXology,” said comiXology’s co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “Now fans and newcomers alike will be able to get access to these great titles and experience them in a whole new way with our Guided View reading technology.”

“Making Alternative Comics available digitally on comiXology is a big step for us that we are truly excited to take,” said Alternative Comics General Manager Marc Arsenault. “Bringing high-quality independently created comics to a larger readership has always been our mission and having our extensive back list and all of our new books available through comiXology will give a whole new generation of comic fans access to our catalog.”

Here’s a full list of the Alternative Comics titles debuting today across the comiXology platform:

Failure GN by Karl Stevens Humor Can Be Funny (Magic Whistle) GN by Sam Henderson Magic Whistle #7 by Sam Henderson Magic Whistle #12 by Sam Henderson Pie #1 by Steven Cerio

Future digital releases from Alternative Comics include their first day-and-date release Alternative Comics #4, coming June 26, 2013. The all-ages graphic novel Peanut Butter & Jeremy’s Best Book Ever, by 2012 Eisner Award winning creator James Kochalka (Dragon Puncher, Johnny Boo), is also scheduled to debut digitally this year.

Alternative Comics is an independent comic book publisher with an extensive back catalog of humor, satirical and original creator-owned titles. Jeff Mason ran the company from 1993 until 2008, and it was re-launched in June 2012 by industry veteran Marc Arsenault.

About comiXology Founded in 2007, comiXology revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View™ reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become one of iTunes’ top 10-grossing iPad apps in 2011 and 2012.  Its new comiXology Submit platform enables independent comics creators to efficiently self-publish and immediately profit from their work.  Offering the broadest library of comic book content from the top 75 publishers, plus leading and emerging independent creators, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. The privately held company is based in Gotham City. For more information visit www.comixology.com.

About Alternative Comics Alternative Comics is an independent publisher of creator-owned graphic novels and comic books based in Cupertino, California. The company was founded by Jeff Mason in Gainesville, Florida in 1993. Alternative Comics’ creators and books have been nominated for and won multiple comics and publishing industry awards. Alternative Comics’ publications are distributed by Diamond Comics Distributors, Inc. and Last Gasp.

HERO BEAR AND THE KID return, this time from BOOM! Studios

 HEROBEAR AND THE KID RETURNS TO BOOM! STUDIOS

May 8th,  2012 – Los Angeles, CA – BOOM! Studios is thrilled to welcome the Eisner  Award-winning series HEROBEAR AND THE KID to their successful all-ages imprint KaBOOM! Mike Kunkel’s beloved series returns to comics with a brand new adventure this June with HEROBEAR AND THE KID SPECIAL #1!

Remember when you went on your first trip to an amusement park?  Remember the excitement and anticipation?  When Tyler’s class wins a contest, they get to go to the grand opening of…Dippityland!  But before Tyler can enjoy the day, he and his best friend Herobear have to stop a gang of imposter mascots from kidnapping the park’s creator, Walter Dippity.  It’s a race against time to stop them from stealing a magical drawing on display in the heart of the park and destroying Dippityland forever. Join in with cartoonist Mike Kunkel’s Eisner Award-winning HEROBEAR AND THE KID in a brand new adventure!

HEROBEAR AND THE KID SPECIAL #1 will be in stores June 5th, 2013.

HEROBEAR AND THE KID SPECIAL #1 ships with an all-new full color cover by creator Mike Kunkel and is available for order under Diamond order code APR130954. Ask your retailer about the HEROBEAR AND THE KID SPECIAL #1 Animation Cell Variant and the rare Mike Kunkel Hand-Sketched Variant!

Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS will be released as a feature film from Universal Pictures August 2nd, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED.

DC (re)introduces BRONZE TIGER and CHESHIRE into the DCU.

On DC’s blog, they’ve teased images of the new BRONZE TIGER and CHESHIRE. DC EIC Bob Harras tells us they’ll be appearing in RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS, and that they are a part of Jason Todd’s past. IN pre-New 52 continuity, Bronze Tiger was a regular in THE SUICIDE SQUAD, and CHESHIRE was the villainess that was also the mother of Roy Harper’s ill-fated daughter, Lian. Considering Roy is a part of THE OUTLAWS, one would imagine the seeds could be planted for sparks to fly between the NEW 52 versions of these two, but only time will tell.

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Sneak Peak at final issue of TEAM 7

Here’s a first look at TEAM 7 #8, the final issue, on sale today.

Revealed: What broke Team 7 apart—and set Black Canary, Amanda Waller, Deathstroke and Majestic on the rocky road they travel today?

 

TEAM7_Cv8Written by:  Justin Jordan
Art by: Pascal Alixe, Jesus Merino
Cover by: Gary Frank, Cam Smith
Color/B&W: Color
Page Count: 32
U.S. Price: 2.99
On Sale Date: May 8 2013

INFINITY brings Skrulls back to forefront in MU.

 Nothing Lasts Forever – The Avengers Head Into INFINITY!

New York, NY—May 8th, 2012— This August, superstar writer Jonathan Hickman is joined by fan-favorite artist Leinil Yu to show fans what an “Avengers Universe” looks like in Avengers #18! Tying into the blockbuster event of the summer, Infinity, Avengers #18 shows fans what new threats lie beyond the edges of the Marvel Universe!

A powerful and destructive race is on a collision course with Earth and the only thing in their path is the Avengers! But even Earth’s Mightiest Heroes realize the one hope of defeating this dire threat is to unite every great hero across the cosmos…because only with a united “Avengers Universe” is there any chance of survival! But in order to do so, Captain America and the Avengers must join the Council of Worlds as they declare war on their cosmic invaders. And when the key to their success lies within the rebirth of the Skrull Empire, there’s no telling what may happen next!

“Moreso than any other tie-ins, Jonathan’s issues of Avengers and New Avengers are an integral core part of the Infinity story–absolutely essential to the reading experience,” explained Executive Editor, Tom Brevoort, Marvel Entertainment. “So these issues that Leinil is drawing are key to everything”

Every issue of Avengers includes a code for a free digital copy of that same comic on theMarvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices. Additionally, each issue ofInfinity features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

This August, the intensity of Infinity is turned up a notch as Hickman and Yu throw the first blows in Avengers #18!

Join the conversation on Twitter with hash tag #MarvelINFINITY, and don’t forget to follow us at @Marvel[www.twitter.com/Marvel]!

For more on Marvel’s Infinity, please visit www.marvel.com.

 

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Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN

Art & Cover by LEINIL YU

ON SALE AUGUST 2013!

 

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Stop Motion Legend Ray Harryhausen passes at 92

Director, Producer, and legendary stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen has died. He was 92.

Harryhausen was inspired by the movie King Kong, and went on to do countless classics, including the original MIGHTY JOE YOUNG, JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS, and the original CLASH OF THE TITANS.

Already, other film legends are toasting the master on the Harryhausen Foundation’s Facebook page

George Lucas: “Ray has been a great inspiration to us all in the special visual industry. The art of his earlier films, which most of us grew up on, inspired us so much. Without Ray Harryhausen, there would likely have been no Star Wars.”

Peter Jackson: “The Lord of the Rings is my ‘Ray Harryhausen movie.’ Without his life-long love of his wondrous images and storytelling it would never have been made — not by me at least.”

Steven Spielberg: “Ray, your inspiration goes with us forever.”

Darren G. Davis, Publisher of BLUE WATER COMICS, where many licensed Harryausen titles are printed, including RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS, released the following:

Today we lost a master magician with the passing of Ray Harryhausen. Although deeply saddened by the loss, we feel that his legendary work will live on forever, and that we at Bluewater were so very fortunate to be a part of that legacy. We send our thoughts and prayers to his wife Diana, his family and to the legion of fans that feel the affect of his passing.

Ray was an inspiration for me. From the first time I saw “Jason and the Argonauts,” and “Clash of the Titans,” I was spellbound. There are no superlatives worthy enough to let him know what his work meant to me. I feel so blessed for the opportunity to have worked with him throughout the years on numerous comic book adaptations, graphic novel sequels and other projects based on his visionary work.  In an entertainment industry dominated by computer generated effects, Ray Harryhausens’s hand-crafted mastery still sparks the imagination like no other—it truly emphasizes the word “special” in special effects.

Ray, thank you for all you given us and the wonderment you left behind. You will be missed.

 

Darrren G. Davis

Publisher

Bluewater Productions

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What a weekend huh? The premiere of the Iron Man 3 movie, followed up by Free Comic Book Day. It’s a good time to be a comic book fan isn’t it? Does anyone remember the days of people shunning you because you liked comics? Those days are long gone now with movies like Iron Man 3 breaking box office records. So next time some ignorant person shoots you a disgruntled look over the fact you like comics, tell them that $650 million speaks more than their ignorance. That should set them straight.

As for the movie, it was good. No worries here, no spoilers. But the latest installment was a good movie. Not fantastic, not spectacular, not OMG you MUST see this or you’ll be cheating yourself out of the greatest Marvel movie ever, it was……good. In MY (and I emphasize MY) opinion, the movie scares me a bit in the sense it was a bit too much Hollywood. It didn’t feel that much like a comic book movie. Why does this “scare me?” Well, because I hope (this is ME talking now) this isn’t a sign of things to come with Marvel’s Phase 2. What I’m talking about here is the cinematic overdrive, some of the dialog, and the action itself. The action seemed a bit forced at times. The action also was happening so fast at times it’s comparable to the first Transformer movie. Even director Michael Bay said the action in the first movie was happening too fast that it’s very easy to miss things and ask yourself “what just happened?” Yes there are moments where you may be surprised (if you are a comic book fan) and then there are moments you say “really?” I for one am hoping that Thor delivers a knockout punch with some epic storytelling and cinematic visuals. It looks like from the trailer this may happen. This fall we will find out if my hope comes to fruition.

And as for Free Comic Book Day, there were lots of goodies to be had. Although it was yesterday, the InvestComics Hot Picks will give you a quick list of freebie’s you should have snagged. So without further ado, here are your InvestComics Free Comic Book Day 2013 Picks.

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Starting right at the top here, I hope you grabbed yourself a Walking Dead yesterday. It features a brand new story that will not be reprinted in any trades whatsoever. Did you get that? Here’s a better way of making you understand how important this freebie was to pick up. A NEW Walking Dead story, a basic limited run of sorts, no second printing happening here, not going in any trades, and oh yes it’s FREE! Check Ebay in a few days, you’ll see what you missed if you passed this (dead) puppy up. Another nice book you should have picked up is Star Wars. It features Darth Vader and Boba Fett right there on the cover! Too cool not to get. Then you have Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, this too is a new story. FREE. The free Superman comic features a glimpse of the new Man of Steel coming out from Scott Snyder and Jim Lee! Kellerman L’amour has clips from the upcoming graphic novel coming this fall. Molly Danger, two words: Jamal Igle. Chakra The Invincible, two more words; Stan Lee. The Red Ten from Comixtribe will be a sleeper, with a fantastic Joe Mulvey cover. There are a few more that should have been plucked out yesterday. Take a look at the images above to see if what you grabbed matches the FCBD Hot Picks. With all of the talk about what you should have grabbed, here’s the most important question of all, what about the actual stories? Below is the weekly comic book review show FFFIC reviewing some Free Comic Book Day books! Yes that’s right, the boys reviewed them last week (early) for the regular FFFIC show and InvestComics has spliced it so that you can get JUST the FCBD reviews. How cool is that? So if you missed the show last week (how could you?!? For shame!) Shaun Sorenson does point out that you should pick up The Strangers from Oni Press for good reasons, so listen up! Here are the Free Comic Book Day reviews exclusively on InvestComics Media Blip TV, enjoy.

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On to the InvestComics Hot Picks this week, we have another week of the number one issue parade. This is crazy isn’t it? It seems every week now there are an abundance of number one and zero issues coming out. If I were to venture a guess, looks like all of the industry is vying for that next movie deal, but I digress. So let’s start off with X (2013 Dark Horse) #1. A few Hot Picks ago (#264), InvestComics explained that Dark Horse 8X is a bad ass. Click HERE if you want to visit the article, but here is an excerpt from that blog referring to the numer zero issue; “His first appearance was in Dark Horse Comics #8 (1993). In 1994 X appeared in his own self-titled book which lasted only 25 issues. The number one issue featured Rick Leonardi on pencils and Jimmy Palmiotti on inks. Don’t let this comic slip through your hands this week; Dark Horse’s version of Batman is here.” As the number one comes out this Wednesday, the same applies as above. Don’t miss this comic; it just may be a sleeper.

Two more to keep your eye on this week are 12 Reasons To Die (2013 Black Mask) #1 and Chin Music (2013) #1. Rounding out the number one/zero list are Archer and Armstrong (2012 2nd Series) #0, Damsels Mermaids (2013 Dynamite) #1, Robyn Hood Wanted (2013 Zenescope) #1, Grimm (2013 Dynamite) #1, and finally as Big Dog Ink will always always bring it Legend of Oz Scarecrow (2013 Big Dog Ink) #1.

With the new Suicide Squad (2011 4th Series) #20, DC Comics brings in new team members, a new direction, and most importantly a new creative team on board. Should be worthy of your exploring.

XAnd Marvel stirs up the hyperbole once again. Uncanny Avengers (2012 Marvel Now) #8 promises to shake the Marvel Universe to its core! Okay…..

Be sure to check out the covers of the week below. There are some beauties.

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Comic Broker Report – Grant Morrision and the Multiversity

I know a lot of readers that loath Grant Morrison.  Old and young a like, I hear em’ whine and moan about how the man can’t write for sh*t.  His recent run on Action Comics has fueled his detractors but trust me when I say that his stint on Action was misunderstood and should be read more than once much like Final Crisis. 

LCS workers under 30 never say anything pleasant about the enigmatic scribe and that amazes me.  I just assume they haven’t  read All Star Superman or Doom Patrol!   Despite the harsh talk most don’t doubt his creativity.  Unfortunately there is something about his style that turns reader off but people must be buying his comics because DC continues to let him push the boundaries of  the Sequential art medium.  I’ll admit he’s not for everyone but if you enjoy a writer who can generate original material as well as scripts overflowing with carefully crafted connections to the larger world’s they exist in then you should appreciate him.

This year Grant Morrison will revisit some old worlds and a few new ones in his 2010 2013 Epic Multiversity for DC.  Grant intends to expand the DCU by exploring the Multiverse in ways yet unimagined. Over the years he has laid the groundwork for this work in many corners of the DC universe and readers are in luck because this story will exist on the edge of the that universe.  In the past Mr.  Morrison has proven that  his best work usually functions outside what the rest of DC is doing.  With that in mind I have compiled a list of books that should prove to be important if you are planning on buying Grant’s next work for DC.

Animal Man 23: 1st App Earth 17

This book also features the first Earth 10-Nazi Superman/Uberman of Axis Amerika!

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Final Crisis: Superman Beyond 1-2: 1st Earth-20

Here we have the first appearance of Doc Fate and Doc Savage on Earth-20. Grant has said that this world will be used in Multiversity.

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And just because I think it’s awesome: Final Crisis Superman Beyond 1-2 introduces us to  Captain Allen Atom ( Adam ): the Quantum Superman!He is the combination of Captain Atom and Doctor Manhattan!

Justice League of America 153: 1st Appearance of Ultraa

Grant has recently stated that there will be a book called Ultraa the Unknown set on Earth Prime.  To my knowledge there have been two versions of this character.  The first appeared here.

Note: Superboy Prime was not the first hero from Earth Prime, This Ultraa was!  There is also a Whitman variant for this comic.

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JLA Quarterly 13 1st Appearance current Ultraa

This book features the most current Ultraa, the one Grant will be using. 

Note: this book also features a rare Linsner cover!

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JLA International 65

It seems that Ultraa Appearances are hard to come by.  This one took a while to track down.  Here Ultraa appears as a member of the League Busters!

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Countdown Arena 1 ( Variant )

Besides featuring another Ultraa this book has a host of first appearances and other treats related to what Morrison will be working on.  This series is interesting because many characters from the best parts of past events appear ( like those from Elsworlds! )

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The Flash 179 ( First Earth Prime )

This book is a true gem as it is the first appearance of Earth Prime.   It may be tough to find in good condition but it is an essential addition to any collector’s showcase.  

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Action Comics 9 ( New 52 )

Grant has said that Calvin Ellis, the Superman of Earth 23 will be the protagonist of the series.  As you can probably guess this comic is his first appearance.

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52 week 52 is the 1st appearance of  Earth 4  which is home to the Charlton/Watchmen characters.

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Note:  Each world within the Multiverse publishes comics about characters from the other 52 worlds.  There is 1 comic book that is haunted and kills anyone who comes in contact with it.  This is explained in Animal man 24 and it is stated that the comics come from Earth Prime. Ultraa the Unknown # 6 will be published by DC at some point.  The book itself is the killer comic.  I say buy it but wear cotton gloves when reading!

This article has been updated but with the likelyhood that Grant has augmented his scripts for the series I cannot confirm that Ultraa the Unknown will still be published but we can hope!

-Topher



 

Hugh Jackman, The Wolverine — Promotes Free Comic Book Day in a Video Greeting

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Hugh Jackman, The Wolverine Promotes Free Comic Book Day in a Video Greeting

(BALTIMORE, MD) — (May 2, 2013) —Hugh Jackman, the star of the upcoming blockbuster film, The Wolverine, recorded a video to promote the 12th annual Free Comic Book Day, set for Saturday, May 4th, 2013. Free Comic Book Day is an International event where the entire comic book industry works together to raise awareness of comics and local comic book shops. Almost 2,000 comic shops all over the world will give away over 4.6 million comics published specifically for Free Comic Book Day to new and returning customers just for coming to their shops.

“This is the second time Hugh Jackman has supported Free Comic Book Day with a video and we are so happy to have his involvement,” said Leslie Bowser, Free Comic Book Day spokesperson. “With his success portraying the Wolverine in the X-Men and Wolverine films, we feel his involvement gives our event an added awareness boost and his encouragement of people to visit their local comic shop is exactly the kind of message we hope to achieve with Free Comic Book Day.”

 The Wolverine will be in theaters on July 26th, 2013, in 3D. Directed by James Mangold and based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan.  Out of his depth in an unknown world, he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed.  Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality. 

Look for more FCBD news and updates on the FCBD website, www.freecomicbookday.com; become a fan at Facebook (www.facebook.com/freecomicbook); and follow us on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/freecomicbook

For more information about The Wolverine, visit http://www.thewolverinemovie.com

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ABOUT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY— Celebrating its twelfth year, Free Comic Book Day is an annual event where participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. The event is held the first Saturday in May and is the perfect opportunity to introduce friends and family to the many worlds of wonder available at local comic book shops. From super-heroes to slice of life to action/adventure and beyond, Free Comic Book Day has a comic book for everyone!

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ONI PRESS offers two titles for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2013

Saturday, May 4th is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY around the world, and Oni Press has two titles available from participating retailers: The Strangers & Oni Press: Rated Free for Everyone Presents The Crogan Adventures and Mermin.

The first title is the debut issue of a brand-new ongoing series by Chris Roberson, Scott Kowalchuk & Dan Jackson, called THE STRANGERS. Full of action, adventure, and strange science, it’s a new monthly that we’re so excited about that we’re giving the first issue away for free!

InvestComics own Sebastian Piccione and Shaun Sorenson reviewed THE STRANGERS #1 on our review show, FFFIC. WATCH IT HERE.

 

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Writer: Chris Roberson

Artist: Scott Kowalchuck

Colorist: Dan Jackson

The Fate of the World is in Good Hands. Protecting the planet from the strange is what Verity, Michael, and Sandoval do best, and on the island nation of Hidalgo, things have been getting very strange indeed. The president has declared martial law, sending everyone to excavations in the jungle. But the strangest thing of all is the involvement of the mysterious organization O.C.C.U.L.T. What could they want with an island with no strategic value? It’s up to the Strangers to find out!

Get a sneak peek at The Strangers #1 on Free Comic Book Day, and preorder #2 while you are at it! The story continues on July 17th, 2013, when both #1 and #2 retail editions go on sale.

 

Meet the creators of The Strangers on Free Comic Book Day!

Chris Roberson will be signing at Beach Ball Comics in Anaheim, CA from 11am to 3pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/118098458370966/

 

Scott Kowalchuk will be visiting two shops in Calgary, Alberta. Alpha Comics from 10am-1pm and Phoenix Comics SW 1:30pm-4pm.

http://alphacomics.ca/

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ONI PRESS: RATED FREE FOR EVERYONE PRESENTS THE CROGAN ADVENTURES AND MERMIN

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2013 Eisner nominee Chris Schweizer and Mermin creator Joey Weiser, have paired up for this all ages offering sure to delight kids and parents everywhere!

 

 

Writers: Chris Schweizer & Joey Weiser

Artists: Chris Schweizer & Joey Weiser

 

Featuring two stories by two incredibly talented creators, a new Crogan’s Adventure by Chris Schweizer, and an introduction to Mermin, a new story by Joey Weiser! In the Mermin Adventure, Mermin goes with Pete and his human classmates to the zoo. And in the Crogan’s Adventure, you’ll get an epilogue to the story of one of the brothers from Crogan’s Loyalty.

 

Meet Chris and Joey on Free Comic Book Day!

 

Chris Schweizer will be at Rick’s Comic City in Nashville, TN.

http://rickscomiccity.com/

 

Joey Weiser will be at Crimnal Records in Atlanta, GA.

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Pinwheel Press Kickstarts Man of God Comic

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Louisville, KY — April 24, 2013 — Today Pinwheel Press announced the start of its Kickstarter offering to cover the printing costs for issues 4, 5 & 6 of the current series. Issues 1, 2 & 3 were published in 2012 and distributed on the national level through Diamond Comics to comic book specialty shops.

Rewards include full sets of the comic, original art interior pages, original art covers, one of a kind sketch editions, and digital downloads.

Issues 4 and 5 will premiere at Derby City Comic Convention on June 29th in Louisville, KY. Yvel Guichet (artist), Craig Partin (writer), Stu Berryhill (inker) and Jonathan Swinney (letterer) will all be at the convention to celebrate the release.

Man of God #1 can be downloaded for free at: http://www.mediafire.com/view/?ua6avcy1aa1skac

The kickstarter can be accessed at:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2010629539/man-of-god-comic-series-by-yvel-guichet-and-craig

About Pinwheel Press

Craig Partin (Founder/Writer), Stuart Berryhill (Artist/Inker), and Jonathan Swinney (Letterer/Project Manager) met in 2008 via a “dead universe” forum board called Valiantfans.com. At the request of Valiant Entertainment founder and COO, DineshShamdasani, the trio created the web comic Playing God. After being offered in 18 separate, 5 page web chapters, http://valiantfans.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=42HYPERLINK “http://valiantfans.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=35811″&HYPERLINK “http://valiantfans.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=35811″t=35811, the book was bound in TPB form and released in 2010.

Joined by penciller Yvel Guichet (DC, Dark Horse, Valiant) and cover artist Dan Brereton (The Nocturnals) they began work on the long gestating Man of God. A supernatural horror mystery set over the backdrop of a brewing mob war. Man of God is a dark, often violent, tale of redemption and the quest for the truth.

 

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Start Me Up! Code Monkey Save World

Welcome back to our new weekly feature, Start Me Up! Every week we’re going to feature a different comic book or comic book based Kickstarter project that we find interesting. We are going to include all genres and all types of projects, from low goal Indie books to high goal books and projects from well known creators. Our purpose is to clue you in on some cool books that we think deserve your attention and could use your funding dollars. We will also review the rewards and products that we receive from successfully funded Kickstarters that we contribute to, and we encourage you to send us your own reviews as well. Remember, we are only giving our opinions on what Kickstarter projects we think look interesting, and we can’t guarantee any certain outcome or satisfaction for any project that you decide to help fund.

This week, we have a Kickstarter that I am INCREDIBLY excited about: Code Monkey Save World, from 263533ff4c32d3d53e80222337ad9e48_largeJonathan Coulton, Greg Pak, and Takeshi Miyazawa. You’re probably already familiar with all of these names, but if not, let me give you a brief refresher.

Jonathan Coulton is a singer/songwriter best known for his “geek culture” music, most notably the songs”Still Alive” and “Want You Gone” from mega-popular video game hits “Portal” and “Portal 2”. He was recently in the news because the television show “Glee” was accused of blatantly ripping off his acoustic cover of the Sir Mix-A-Lot classic, “Baby’s Got Back”. Fans of geek music are probably also familiar with many other iconic Coulton songs, such as “Code Monkey” (which is obviously the inspiration for this Kickstarter), Re: Your Brains, and Creepy Doll. Basically, if you haven’t heard his music, you’re really missing out. Jonathan Coulton is a genius!

Greg Pak is a well respected comic book writer, known primarily for his work for Marvel Comics, including such classics as Planet Hulk, Incredible Hercules and World War Hulk. He is also the writer for the highly anticipated Batman/Superman series, coming soon from DC Comics.

Takeshi Miyazawa is a manga-inspired artist known for his beautiful work on Marvel’s Runaways, Spiderman Loves Mary Jane, and Sidekicks, from Oni Press.

If those resumes don’t have you drooling over this project already, here’s a little idea of what “Code Monkey Save World” is about. Greg Pak is going to take the stars of Jonathan Coulton’s most beloved songs, including Code Monkey himself and the lovesick villain from Skullcrusher Mountain, and have them team up to save the world and (hopefully) get the girls that they pine after in in those very songs. Along the way, they’ll encounter many other familiar characters from Coulton’s imagination, along with a few others created just for this project.

If you’re already a fan of Coulton’s music, then I’m sure you’re as excited as I am about all of this. If you’ve never listened to his music, then I suggest that you go check it out. Look him up on YouTube. Go ahead, I’ll wait. Seriously.

Oh, hey! You’re back! You were gone for a while. Listened to every Jonathan Coulton song you could find, didn’t you? See? Wasn’t that awesome? I totally told you so. And you’re welcome.

Now, back to the Kickstarter, and why I’m so excited about it. The song “Code Monkey” holds a special place in my heart. A few years ago, I was at Dragon*Con, and I ran into a girl I hadn’t seen in several years. She was originally from Louisville, where I still lived at the time, but she had been living in Atlanta for a few years. She had just gotten divorced and was about to move back to Louisville, and the odds of me running into her at a convention as large as Dragon*Con, hundreds of miles from home, years after I’d last seen her, and mere days before she was moving back to Louisville, were about a billion-to-one. We hung out all weekend, and it just so happened that the video for “Code Monkey” was playing every 30 minutes or so on Dragon*Con TV. By the end of the weekend, it pretty much officially became our song. Fast forward to five years later, and we’re now married and living in Florida. The world works in mysterious ways, doesn’t it?

Enough sappy stuff. Let’s look at a few of the different reward tiers offered for Code Monkey Save World:

For a paltry $5, you get a free digital download of a brand new Jonathan Coulton song inspired by “Code Monkey Save World”!

How about ten bucks? Would you believe you’ll get a digital package containing every song that inspired the “Code Monkey Save World” project, plus the brand new song? Well believe it, folks!

For only fifteen American dollars, you’ll get all the music listed above, PLUS digital downloads of all four chapters of “Code Monkey Save World” from Monkeybrain and Comixology, as they’re released!

Now, say you skipped Starbucks a couple of times this month, and you have an extra $25 in your wallet. Well that gets you all of the music I mentioned before, plus the digital book downloads, PLUS a hard copy of the trade paperback! Or if you can scrape together another ten bones, for only $35, Jonathan Coulton and Greg Pak will sign that very same trade paperback?

If you’re willing to scratch together fifty bucks, there are several options for you involving coffee mugs, posters, “challenge coins”, t-shirts, and every $50 pledge includes a signed trade paperback.

The rewards get bigger and better from there, including the full Jonathan Colton library of music, nearly allof Greg Pak’s comics signed by him, custom voice mail messages from Pak or Coulton, original art, a live performance, and a really bitchin’ Code Monkey figurine! There are tons of great reward levels to choose from that will appeal to any budget. Don’t believe me? Go take a look for yourself. I haven’t lied to you yet, have I?

3713cce70e04338e0ced4f4f7d46e73d_largeThe original goal of $39,000 has already been blown out of the water, and these guys are adding bonuses and stretch goals on an almost daily basis. Since the pledges have already broken the $200,000 mark, Jonathan Coulton is going to record an entire new album of acoustic versions of all the songs that inspired the project, and it will be included as a free digital download for all pledges of $15 or more. Also, the book itself has been bumped from 60 to 96 pages! Every single tier gives you unbelievable bang for your buck. This is an incredibly well thought out Kickstarter, and I think it would be a wonderful project for a first time backer. They obviously don’t need your money at this point, since it’s such an overwhelming

success, but you’ll be doing yourself a huge favor by being a part of such a fantastic book. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be partially responsible for bringing such fantastic music to life in a beautifully written and drawn comic book? Who hasn’t thought to themselves “damn, this song would make a great book/movie/comic/tv show”? Well now’s your chance to help make that happen, true believer!

To read more about Code Monkey Save World, or to contribute you can click HERE

And who knows…maybe Code Monkey and his Big Warm Fuzzy Secret Heart will be there when you find your true love, as well.

-Shaun Cobble

JUPITER’S LEGACY #1 SELLS OUT

Just as the InvestComics Hot Picks #266 called it!  “Look for Jupiter Legacy #1 to fly off the shelf”  “A definite pick up this Wednesday”

First issue of Millar/Quitely title gets second printing

jlcover01JUPITER’S LEGACY #1, the first issue of the Image Comics series that marks the return, after ten years, of Mark Millar and Frank Quitely as a creative team, has sold out. An issue that ably and enticingly lays the foundation of the story and themes of the series — including the wise use of power, generational clash, and moral entropy — JUPITER’S LEGACY #1 has gone back to press for a second printing, which will be in stores on June 5.

The debut of the new series, which was in stores on April 24, broke Image sales records for 2013 and has been roundly praised by critics:

“Mark Millar proves that he still has his finger on the pulse of popular consciousness with Jupiter’s Legacy #1, a premiere issue that explores superheroics in a way that is both refreshing and cynical…. Frank Quitely delivers some of the loveliest art amongst this week’s new releases. The aesthetic of Jupiter’s Legacy blends a powerful realism with a sense of the fantastical in a way that is seamlessly integrated with Millar’s narrative.”

– IGN
“Jupiter’s Legacy is elegantly written and drawn by Millar and Quitely; this is a book to be proud of.”

– Comic Book Resources
“Jupiter’s Legacy has depth and then some. It’s a thought experiment concerning the generational gap between the idealistic, overtly heroic ‘greatest generation’ and today’s hyper-commercialized, disaffected youth who exist in a culture which lacks the same certainty of purpose.”

– Bloody Disgusting
“Jupiter’s Legacy #1 is off to a hot start with a lot of promise to be one of the best mini-series of the year.”

– Geeks Unleashed
“Frank Quitely’s art is astounding as always.”

– Comicosity

The second printing of JUPITER’S LEGACY #1 by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely is available to pre-order now with the Diamond code MAR138318 and will hit comic book store shelves on June 5.

1st look at the EARTH 2 Annual #1 and new Batman!

DC has released two pages from the upcoming EARTH 2 ANNUAL #1 that introduces the all new Batman of that world (The original, Bruce Wayne, died in the intial issue of the series, along with Wonder Woman and Superman). Who is this new batman? Well, writer james robinson recently teased the following in an interview with MTV GEEK.

“He’s a huge part of ‘Earth 2,’ he’s going to be a huge part of the DC Universe, and everything he does from the Annual onward will have huge implications for the DC Universe. This isn’t some new person coming in to be Batman. This is definitely a part of Batman lore.”

Check it out.