Smallest print run DC and Marvel comics 2013

Smallest print run DC and Marvel comics for June and July 2013

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You can look at this from 2 points of view.

These are either the least popular titles published monthly by the “big 2”.

Or you can look it as an opportunity to hunt out the rarest new comics from the “big 2”.

3 DC comics have print runs under 10,000 – this is smaller print runs than even #1 issues from some of the small time publishers these days.      Arrow ties into a current TV show so sales are surprisingly very low.  Tom Strong #1 debuts with possibly the smallest print run of a DC #1 ever in history!!

RAREST DC COMICS OF JULY 2013

1 230 Unwritten 51 $2.99 DC 9143
2 226 Arrow 9 $3.99 DC 9334
3 224 Threshold 7 $3.99 DC 9361
4 207 Tom Strong And The Planet of Peril 1 $2.99 DC 10492
5 205 Ame Comi Girls 5 $3.99 DC 10672
6 198 Green Team Teen Trillionaires 3 $2.99 DC 11220
7 196 Katana 6 $2.99 DC 11346
8 195 Demon Knights 22 $2.99 DC 11364
9 193 Dial H 14 $2.99 DC 11421
10 190 Stormwatch 22 $2.99 DC 11792

Marvel’s bottom selling titles fair just a little better than DC.  Emerald City Of Oz #1 based on Wizard of Oz came in with a very small print run of only 13,000 for a new #1 based on a popular franchise.   Possibly more surprising is Wolverine had a new one-shot #1 issue with a print run of only 15,000 and only ranked as #155 best selling comic of July 2013.   More from popular characters Wolverine and Gambit rank surprisingly low.

RAREST MARVEL COMICS OF JULY 2013

1 203 Powers Bureau 6 $3.95 Marvel 10883
2 197 Marvels Thor Dark World Prelude 2 $2.99 Marvel 11286
3 182 Morbius Living Vampire 7 $2.99 Marvel 12485
4 181 Red She-Hulk 67 $2.99 Marvel 12560
5 175 Scarlet 7 $3.95 Marvel 13250
6 172 Emerald City of Oz 1 $3.99 Marvel 13701
7 155 Wolverine In Flesh 1 $3.99 Marvel 15257
8 152 Journey Into Mystery 654 $2.99 Marvel 15580
9 144 Wolverine Max 9 $3.99 Marvel 16931
10 143 Gambit 15 $2.99 Marvel 17291

Scooby Doo is consistently the lowest printed DC comic aimed at younger readers but based on a 4 decade TV and movie strong franchise.

RAREST DC COMICS OF JUNE 2013

1 285 Scooby Doo Where Are You 34 $2.99 DC 4881
2 200 Arrow 8 $3.99 DC 9671
3 192 Unwritten 50 $4.99 DC 10124
4 191 Threshold 6 $3.99 DC 10184
5 183 Django Unchained 5 $4.99 DC 10856
6 176 Ame Comi Girls 4 $3.99 DC 11229
7 174 Demon Knights 21 $2.99 DC 11627
8 172 Dial H 13 $2.99 DC 11905
9 170 Django Unchained 4 $4.99 DC 12119
10 167 Stormwatch 21 $2.99 DC 12277

Predictably Marvel’s lowest selling titles are titles aimed at younger readers.   Alpha Big Time is the lowest selling regular adult reader comic and the only Marvel with a print run under 10,000 for June 2013.

RAREST MARVEL COMICS OF JUNE 2013

1 288 Marvel Universe Avengers Earths Heroes 15 $2.99 Marvel 4744
2 276 Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man 15 $2.99 Marvel 5054
3 211 Marvel Backlist Reading Chronology 1 $1.99 Marvel 8837
4 207 Alpha Big Time 5 $2.99 Marvel 9278
5 179 Powers Bureau 5 $3.95 Marvel 11092
6 173 Dark Tower Gunslinger Evil Ground 2 $3.99 Marvel 11890
7 165 Fury Max 13 $3.99 Marvel 12426
8 163 Marvels Thor Dark World Prelude 1 $2.99 Marvel 12528
9 155 Red She-Hulk 66 $2.99 Marvel 13403
10 146 Morbius Living Vampire 6 $2.99 Marvel 14584

I am always happy to hear your comments and thoughts/criticisms on any of my posts.
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Terry Hoknes (author) of Hoknes Comics loves analyzing statistics and watching the growth and fall of comic titles over a period of time.  He sells all of the latest hot back issue secondary market new comics and all new Diamond products at www.HoknesComics.com and also self-publishes a series of books called “Investing In Comic Books” that focus on the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics. hoknes@hotmail.com

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