Number One Comics – November 2017

Here is a recap of all the number one comics covered from the InvestComics Hot Picks during the month of November. As always, click on the comic cover/images or RED links to buy/bid any of the comics from ALL available Ebay sellers.

Deadman #1 – Neal Adams
Jetsons #1 – Jimmy Palmiotti & Pier Brito
The Gravediggers Union #1 – Wesley Craig, Toby Cypress and Niko Guardia
Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast #1 – Llexi Leon, Ed Edginton and Kevin J West
Port of Earth #1 – Zachary Kaplan and Andrea Mutti

Buy/Bid – Deadman #1

Buy/Bid – Gravediggers #1

Buy/Bid – Jetsons #1

Buy/Bid – Port Of Earth #1

Buy/Bid – Iron Man #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star Wars Adventures #1 – John Layman, Jim Zub, Eric Jones and Derek Charm
Coyotes #1 – Sean Lewis and Caitlin Yarsky
Kong on The Planet of the Apes #1 – Ryan Ferrier and Carlos Magno
The Harcourt Legacy #1 – Brendan Cahill and Jason Federhenn
Fallen Suns #1 – Van Jensen, Leila Del Duca and Neil Collyer

Buy/Bid – Star Wars Adv #1

Buy/Bid – Kong #1

Buy/Bid – Fallen Suns #1

Buy/Bid – Coyotes #1

Buy/Bid – Harcourt Legacy #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Batman Who Laughs #1 – James Tynion IV and Riley Rossmo
Not Brand Echh #1 – Nick Spencer, Jay Fosgitt, Christopher Hastings, Jay Fosgitt and Gurihiru
Evolution #1 – Joshua Williamson, Christopher Sebela, Joe Keatinge, James Asmus, Joe Infurnari and Jordan Boyd
Dark Fang #1 – Miles Gunter and Kelsey Shannon
Ninja-K #1 – Christos Gage and Tomas Giorello

Buy/Bid – Batman Laughs #1

Buy/Bid – Not Brand #1

Buy/Bid – Evolution #1

Buy/Bid – Dark Fang #1

Buy/Bid – Ninja-K #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brilliant Trash #1 – Tim Seeley and Priscilla Petraites
Sugar Boogarz #1 – Michael Duron
Doomsday Clock #1 – Geoff Johns and Gary Frank
Demon Hell Is Earth #1 –  Andrew Constant and Brad Walker
Imaginary Fiends #1 – Tim Seeley and Stephen Molnar

Buy/Bid – Brilliant #1

Buy/Bid – Sugar Boogarz #1

Buy/Bid – Doomsday Clock #1

Buy/Bid – Demon #1

Buy/Bid – Imaginary #1

 

 

 

 

 

Long Lost #1 – Matthew Erman and Lisa Sterle
Betty & Veronica: Vixens #1 – Jamie L. Rotante and Eva Cabrera
Doppelgänger #1 – Jordan Hart and Emmanuel Xerx Javier
Maxwell’s Demons #1 – Denis Camp and Vittorio Astone
The Villain #1 – William Applegate (writer) and Mikael Bergkvist

Buy/Bid – Long Lost #1

Buy/Bid – Vixens #1

Buy/Bid – Doppelganger #1

Buy/Bid – Maxwell Demons #1

Buy/Bid – The Villain #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Void Trip #1 – Ryan O’Sullivan and Plaid Klaus
Apocalypse Girl #1 – El Torres and Ramiro Borrallo
Doctor Radar #1 – Noel Simsolo and Bezian
Happy Hour In America #1 – Tim Lane
New Talent Showcase 2017 #1 – Various

Buy/Bid – Void Trip #1

Buy/Bid – Apocalypse #1

Buy/Bid – Doctor Radar #1

Buy/Bid – America #1

Buy/Bid – New Talent #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Super Sons Annual #1 – Peter J. Tomasi & Paul Pelletier
Batman Creature Of The Night #1 – Kurt Busiek and John Paul Leon
Justice League Of America Annual #1 – Kelley Jones and Steve Orlando
Mystik U #1 – Alisa Kwitney and Mike Norton
Darchon #1Wayward Sons #1Katrina #1 and Markipiler #1 – Red Giant Productions

Buy/Bid – Super Sons An #1

Buy/Bid – Mystik U #1

Buy/Bid – Batman Creature #1

Buy/Bid – JLA Annual #1

Buy/Bid – Markiplier #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Labyrinth 2017 Special #1 – Various
Gravetrancers #1 – M.L. Miller and James Whynot
Chasing Hitler #1 and Duel Identity #1 – Red 5
Sword Of Ages #1 – Gabriel Rodriguez

Buy/Bid – Labyrinth #1

Buy/Bid – Sword of Ages #1

Buy/Bid – Chasing Hitler #1

Buy/Bid – Gravetrancers #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 5 Hot Picks #137

Every week before new comic book day, InvestComics provides our fans with the Top 5 Hot Picks for new comics coming out on Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. This week’s Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #500 and new comics coming this Wednesday 11/8/17.

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Port of Earth #1 – A new sci-fi series from Image Comics. Writer Zachary Kaplan and illustrator Andrea Mutti.
Moon Knight #188 – The first appearance of a new villain.
Star Wars #38 – Darth Vader writer moves over to the Star Wars title. Writer Kieron Gillen.
Fallen Suns #1 (Chapterhouse Comics) and The Harcourt Legacy #1 (Action Lab Entertainment) are both not available at the distributor.
Wonder Woman #34 – This issue is actually Wonder Woman #700.

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Also appearing in this weeks InvestComics Hot Picks #500
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Spider-Man Deadpool #23
Ms. Marvel #24
Ms. Marvel #12 (2016)
Generation x #8
Generation X #40 (1998)
Daredevil #595
Supergirl #15
Justice League of America #18
Star Wars Adventures #1
Coyotes #1
Slots #2
Kong on The Planet of the Apes #1
Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast #1
Scare Tactics #7 (1997)

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Best Comic Covers Of The Week 11-8-17

New comic book release day 11/8/17. New comic releases are subject to change.
These are our favorite comic covers from the new arrivals this week. Shown below are the comic book covers with the cover artist. What are your favorite covers this week?

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Red Hood #16 – Guillem March

She Hulk #159 – Mike Deodato Jr

Supergirl #15 – Stanley Lau

Uncanny Avengers #29 – R.B. Silva

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daredevil #595 – Bill Sienkiewicz

Action Comics #991 – Yanick Paquette

Supergirl #15 – Rocha/Henriques

Moon Knight #188 – Jacen Burrows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Slots #1 2nd Print – Dan Panosian

Moon Knight #188 – Bill Sienkiewicz

Ms. Marvel #24 – Valerio Schiti

Spider-Man?Deadpool #23 – McKone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Comics #500

A weekly video look at the covers from the weekly InvestComics Hot Picks article. New comics arriving 11/8/17. Please utilize your common sense and READ the article to see why these covers are in this video –> InvestComics Hot Picks #500.
This is NOT an explanation video, just eye candy. READ…..it’s good for you. ALL Of The New Comics Videos….And More.

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InvestComics Hot Picks #500

InvestComics Hot Picks provides readers and speculators the low down on the new releases coming out on Wednesday each week.
Hot Picks have been weekly since 2005.
This week, new comic book release day 11/8/17.

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Before getting started this week, we want to thank the greatest fans in the world for making this a fun ride up to our 500th Hot Picks article this week. Starting back in 2005, we knew we’d want to deliver the best content each and every week. Our fans have provided the passion and guidance for InvestComics to do our thing and we couldn’t have done this without you. What a ride it’s been thus far. You’ve made us the longest running speculative/entertainment website on the internet. We could not be prouder of this accomplishment. So without fanfare, we wanted to dedicate our 500th article to our fans. Here is to the next 500……Invest wisely. Read comics. Thank you.

As many of you may know we have a new Facebook page. It’s called InvestComics LLC Authentic Signatures. This page consist of comics for sale that are signed by top creators. Every signature comes with an InvestComics Certificate of Authenticity. Like this page and join in on the bidding.

Buy/Bid – Spider-Man Deadpool #23

Buy/Bid – Ms. Marvel #12

Buy/Bid – Ms. Marvel #24

Buy/Bid – Daredevil #595

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

InvestComics has spoken about introducing Moon Knight into the media fray way before it was a thought for any other website. We did it with Power Pack recently, speaking about that kid group getting their own thing going and so many more, but Moon Knight will fall into the category of ‘we told you so’ eventually. If you’re not aware, InvestComics has a Moon Knight checklist (key books) from 2015. You can see that list if you click right HERE. Now that’s all out of the way, this Wednesday Moon Knight #188 will introduce a new villain that will wreak havoc into the life of Marvel’s white knight. Maybe this character will be the main adversary in the Netflix show, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon, movie, television show? Who knows? What we do know is that there’s a first appearance to check out!
Well, the fight every fan has been waiting for has arrived. A new storyline named ‘Spider-Man Versus Deadpool’ part 1 begins in Spider-Man Deadpool #23. Brought to you by creators Robbie Thompson and Chris Bachalo. Who do you have? Spidey or Deadpool? Pick a side!

Buy/Bid – Moon Knight #188

Buy/Bid – Moon Knight #188

Buy/Bid – Generation X #8

Buy/Bid – Generation X #40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fans will get the lowdown of ‘When Ms. Marvel met Red Dagger…’ in Ms. Marvel #24. Red Dagger first appeared in Ms. Marvel #12 (2016).
The new Generation x #8 comic will hyper-focus on the character Monet St. Croix. She first appeared (second St. Croix) in Generation X #40 in 1998. Check out that 90’s cover too. So loud, so proud, so much fun!
Writer Charles Soule begins a new story arc in Daredevil #595. Mayor Fisk part 1.
Star Wars #38 features Darth Vader scribe Kieron Gillen’s first Star Wars issue.

Wonder Woman will fight her brother Jason in Wonder Woman #34, which is actually Wonder Woman #700. Happy anniversary WW!
New story begins in Supergirl #15 from writers Jody Houser and Steve Orlando, “Plain Sight”.
The ‘Batman Who Laughs’ craze is on full tilt. This character has caught on with fans, big time. Is that him on the cover of Justice League of America #18? (Update): Of course it isn’t The Batman Who Laughs! It’s right there on the cover. Thanks to a very keen eyed fan, they pointed this out to us! Hope no one spent their entire paycheck on this comic because of our mistake.

Buy/Bid – Star Wars #38

Buy/Bid – Supergirl #15

Buy/Bid – Wonder Woman #700

Buy/Bid – JLA #18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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InvestComics Indie Hot Picks;
Please note. Some independent comics will not appear right away on Ebay. So if you click a link and the comic does not appear, please come back and try again. Some indie’s take a little longer to go up on Ebay than others.
It looks as though the next hit sci-fi comic is headed our way. Port of Earth #1 from Image Comics. Writer Zachary Kaplan and illustrator Andrea Mutti.
Star Wars Adventures #1 from IDW. Creators John Layman, Jim Zub, Eric Jones and Derek Charm.
New series from Image Comics; Coyotes #1. Creators Sean Lewis and Caitlin Yarsky.
Slots #1 gets a second print arriving this week as Slots #2 arrives as well.
The Harcourt Legacy #1 from Action Lab Entertainment. Creators Brendan Cahill and Jason Federhenn.
Boom Studios delivers a crossover of ape vs. monkey. Kong on The Planet of the Apes #1. Creators Ryan Ferrier and Carlos Magno. Jae Lee/June Chung variant is nice nice.

Buy/Bid – Port of Earth #1

Buy/Bid – Iron Maiden #1

Buy/Bid – Slots #1 2nd Print

Buy/Bid – Slots #2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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As previously reported on in the InvestComics Hot Picks #498 article, Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast #1 will be coming THIS week. We report on what the scheduling says, we have no control of delays. That said, here’s a repeat of what was said in the InvestComics Hot Picks #498 post; Eddie, from the heavy metal band Iron Maiden makes his comic book debut in Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast #1. Well, it’s sort of his debut. DC Comics featured ‘Iron Maiden’ in Scare Tactics #7 (1997). They never referred to Iron Maiden as ‘Eddie’, so yes/no on that first appearance.
Chapterhouse Comics debuts a new series, Fallen Suns #1. Creators Van Jensen, Leila Del Duca and Neil Collyer.

Buy/Bid – Coyotes #1

Buy/Bid – Fallen Suns #1

Kong Planet of the Apes #1

Star Wars Adventures #1

Harcourt Legacy #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hot Picks Top 5 #77

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Every  week before new comic book day, here are the Top 5 NEW comics to speculate/read from this Wednesday. This list is pulled straight from the latest (weekly) InvestComics Hot Picks article. Hot Picks Top 5 based on InvestComics Hot Picks #439 and new comics coming this Wednesday 8/31/16.

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Jill Thompsons Killer Inside Me #1 – IDW Publishing has a hit on their hands here. Completely sold out. 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #1 – Top name creators in the industry lend their creative talents to this new monthly Turtles book. It’ll have various stories in it from various talents. The first issue features a story from Kevin Eastman and Bill Bill Sienkiewicz. Lovely.

Amazing Spider-Man #17 – This comic will have the debut of Electro. The female one. 

All-New Wolverine Annual #1 – Wolvergwen and Spiderine make an appearance. Who are they? Who knows? Find out in this issue.

Harley Quinn And Her Gang Of Harley’s #5 – The origin of Harley Sinn.

Amazing Spider-Man #17

Click to Buy/Bid – Top 5

All-New Wolverine Annual #1

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Jill Thompsons Killer Inside Me #1

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #1

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Harley Quinn And Her Gang Of Harley's #5

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Here are the rest of the comics appearing in this week’s InvestComics Hot Picks #439. Click the link to read now!

Justice League Of America #9

Click to Buy/Bid – JLA #9

La Muerta Last Rites #1

Click to Buy/Bid – Muerta #1

Old Man Logan #2

Click to Buy/Bid – OML #2

IC 100 Club Pick: Ms. Marvel #1 (1977) 8.0.

Suicide Squad War Crimes Special #1

Future Quest #4

Gotham Academy Annual #1

DC Comics Bombshells Annual #1

Justice League Of America #9

Old Man Logan #2

Silver Surfer #6

Witchfinder City Of The Dead #1

World Of Tanks #1

DC Comics Bombshells Annual #1

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Spawn #265

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Spawn #265

Ant #1 (2012)

Savage Dragon #180 (2012)

Monty The Dinosaur #1

La Muerta Last Rites #1

Skip To The End #1

Henchgirl #10

Edens Fall #1

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Hot Picks Video #439

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InvestComics Hot Picks #439

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InvestComics gives readers and speculators the low down on the new releases each week.
New comic book release day 8/31/16.

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Old Man Logan #2

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Ms. Marvel #1

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IC 100 Club Pick: Ms. Marvel #1 (1977) 8.0. When Marvel Studios hits theaters with their first female lead comic book movie, it’s going to be huge. It will make movie goers and comic fans forget about the Wonder Woman flick very, very fast. How can we say this? Well first and foremost, it’s an opinion. Secondly, Warner Bros. has not yet had an answer for any of the Marvel movies as far as the “level” goes. Will the Wonder Woman movie be good? Probably, but Marvel will out-do DC with their female lead movie Ms. Marvel. It will be set in modern day and appeal radically to the younger and older female audiences as Disney KNOWS how to do. It will happen. Disney KNOWS marketing. So with that confidence stated, this week’s IC 100 Club Pick is Ms. Marvel #1 (1977) graded at a low 8.0 and the low price of $79.99. This low grade will not matter once the movie hits and the popularity of Ms. Marvel is at its peak. This movie will be huge. This first appearance of Carol Danvers as Ms. Marvel will be untouchable. 

Before reading ahead, we feel we need to warn you that our articles contain very harsh truths in them. Not vulgar language, just a good solid dose of honesty. They always have, they always will. If you are easily offended, cannot come to terms that other people have opinions too beside yourself and especially if you’re a fanboy, discontinue reading. Go back to the other places selling you the farm. This is NOT the place for you. We’re here to have fun and not lie to you. Thank you and enjoy!

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DC Comics Bombshells Annual #1

Click to Buy/Bid – Bombshells #1

Harley Quinn And Her Gang Of Harley's #5

Click to Buy/Bid – Harley Gang #5

Justice League Of America #9

Click to Buy/Bid – JLA #9

Suicide Squad War Crimes Special #1

Click to Buy/Bid – War Crimes #1

Want to know the real deal with Harley Sinn? Where she came from, how she became a villain, etc. Well find out in Harley Quinn And Her Gang Of Harley’s #5 this Wednesday! The origin of Harley Sinn.
The premiere Suicide Squad writer returns for a one shot. Suicide Squad War Crimes Special #1 by John Ostrander.
The introduction of a new hero will happen in Future Quest #4. Writer Jeff Parker and artist’s Steve Rude and Aaron Lopresti are bringing it.
Two DC annuals to check out. First annual ever; Gotham Academy Annual #1 from Becky Cloonan and Brenden Fletcher. The origin of the first Bombshell; Batgirl in DC Comics Bombshells Annual #1 this Wednesday.
As Warner Bros. is a bit late to the superhero movie party, DC is a bit late on the variant cover theme too. Justice League Of America #9 has a Batman v Superman Dawn Of Justice Cover. Who cares right? Well not only is the cover bad as*, it’s drawn by (insert sarcasm) some artist named Jim Lee. $3.99 cover price. We’ll take one please.

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All-New Wolverine Annual #1

Click to Buy/Bid – Wolverine #1

Amazing Spider-Man #17

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Future Quest #4

Click to Buy/Bid – Future Quest #4

Gotham Academy Annual #1

Click to Buy/Bid – Gotham #1

The “new” female comic character is still a hot commodity. Mostly hot for a minute, then cools off, but then there are ones that catch on. Will the first appearance of the female Electro in Amazing Spider-Man #17 be a hot ticket? We’ll have to wait and see for about a minute…..or maybe longer.
Marvel will go to the well once again regarding their success with Gwenpool and Spider-Gwen. In All-New Wolverine Annual #1 we’ll see Wolvergwen and Spiderine. Newer mash-up’s here but this time with the all-new Wolverine character. Although the Wolvergwen character looks like a first appearance, a “Gwenverine” character popped up on a variant cover back in August of 2015. Old Man Logan #2 gets the dubious distinction of being that first appearance issue. Seems to be much like the first appearance of Gwenpool, cover only. So is Gwenverine and Wolergwen the same character? We don’t make this stuff up, we just report it. 
We’re loving the cover to Silver Surfer #6. It’s the 200th overall issue of Surfer comic book issues. The cover shows many awesome past Silver Surfer comic books surrounding him. It’s neat.

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Spawn #265

Click to Buy/Bid – Spawn #265

Savage Dragon #180

Click to Buy/Bid – Savage #180

Ant #1

Click to Buy/Bid – Ant #1

Silver Surfer #6

Click to Buy/Bid – Surfer #6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dark Horse Comics offers fans two number one comics written by two fan fav’s of the industry this week. Witchfinder City Of The Dead #1 will be written by Mike Mignola and World Of Tanks #1 will be written by Garth Ennis. World Of Tanks #1 will be based on a game that has an audience of 110 million players. That’s a whole lot of possible built-in audience to reach! Two debut Dark Horse Comics to pick up. That’s some nice debut reading material here.
IDW Publishing’s Jill Thompsons Killer Inside Me #1 is sold out. A lot of buzz surrounding this book. Look for a possible bounce in the aftermarket as readers latch on to this classic story put into comic book form. They’ll be delighted and the bounce may happen.
It looks as though IDW has an answer to DC’s All-Star Batman. It’s called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #1. Various A-list creators will contribute to this new on-going TMNT series. Look for possible introductions in this first issue and as the series progresses. This first issue features a back-up story from Kevin Eastman and Bill Sienkiewicz. Now that’s some serious duo firepower. Count us in on this series and especially this first issue.
Spawn #265 will introduce a new character and will also have Ant make an appearance. Ant was introduced in Ant #1 (2012) from Arcana Studio. HER last known appearance of Ant was in Savage Dragon #180 (2012). Will Erik Larsen bring back Ant for good? Hopefully we see more. We’ll wait and see.   

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #1

Click to Buy/Bid – TMNT Universe #1

Jill Thompsons Killer Inside Me #1

Click to Buy/Bid – Killer Inside #1

La Muerta Last Rites #1

Click to Buy/Bid – Last Rites #1

Henchgirl #10

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There are many indie books to definitely check out. Here are some of our highlights.
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Aquaman, seven series number one issues, two of which were limited series. None of the regular series made it past 77 issues. What does this mean exactly? Well it means that Aquaman was never a character taken very seriously. Always on the receiving end of the joke. Nowadays things are a bit different (many thanks to Geoff Johns), although the character still holds the stigma of being a lame duck in many circles, Warner Brothers will be going all in with a solo movie release. Rumor has it that he’ll first appear in the Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice first, then we’ll see the solo movie a couple of years later. It’s then we’ll see if the world is truly ready for a live action Aquaman movie.

It was writer Geoff Johns that vowed to make Aquaman a cool character. He’s achieved this feat with many naysayers saying it couldn’t be done. Now the transition to film will be the defining moment for the most powerful water character in the entire DC Universe.

Below are some key Aquaman appearances throughout the years. First appearances, number one issues, appearances in other comics, etc. Debuting from 1941, there are plenty of comics to look for here. Plenty of affordable books along the way here too.

Please remember as always here on InvestComics, read the disclaimer. With that said, there will in fact be books that are not on this list. They were probably inadvertently missed. No problem, list your favorite book below or in the comment section in one of our social media outlets. Also remember that the Aquaman movie comes out in 2018, there are no right or wrong answers here.

 

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More Fun Comics #73 (1941) First appearances of Aquaman and Green Arrow. Golden Age.

Worlds Finest Comics #6 (1942) Aquaman first appears with Batman and Robin in the same comic. They are not together in the same story, Aquaman is featured in a backup.

Adventure Comics #229 (1956) First Silver Age. First appearance of Topo, Aquaman’s pet octopus.

Adventure Comics #260 (1959) Key origin issue. Also dubbed as the first Silver Age origin issue.

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Adventure Comics #269 (1960) First Aqualad appearance.

The Brave and the Bold #28 (1960) First appearance of the Justice League of America and Aquaman is on the team.

Superman #138 (1960) First time appearing in a Superman comic.

Justice League of America #1 (1960) First Justice League comic.

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Detective Comics #293 (1961) Before the first Aquaman series debuted, there were backup stories in this title. This is the first of those backup stories.

Showcase #30 (1961) The Aquaman “tryout” issue. The origin of Aquaman.

Showcase #32 (1961) First appearance of The Creature King of the Sea.

Aquaman #1 (1962) Aquaman’s first solo series and first appearance of Quisp.

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Aquaman #11 (1963) First appearance of Mera.

Aquaman #15 (1964) First appearance of Dr. Deering.

Aquaman #18 (1964) Aquaman weds Mera. The Justice League of America were invited. Rumor has it they had their own table. Very rowdy crowd when they drink.

Green Lantern #29 (1964) First time appearing in a Green Lantern comic. Pencils by Gil Kane.

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Aquaman #21 (1965) First appearance of Fisherman.

Aquaman #22 (1965) First appearance of Siren.

Aquaman #23 (1965) First appearance of Aquababy.

Aquaman #24 (1965) First appearance of Karla.

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Flash #158 (1966) First time in a Flash comic.

Teen Titans #1 (1966) Aquaman appearance.

Aquaman #26 (1966) First O.R.G.E and first Huntress Silver Age. This is not the same O.R.G.E. As in Batman Confidential #1 (2007).

Aquaman #29 (1966) First appearance of Ocean Master.

Aquaman #30 (1966) Justice League of America appearance. Story titled; “The Death of Aquaman”.

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Aquaman #33 (1967) First appearance of Aquagirl.

Aquaman #35 (1967) First appearances of Black Manta and Dr. Vulko.

Aquaman #37 (1968) First appearance of Scavenger.

Aquaman #42 (1968) A classic Nick Cardy Black Manta cover.

Aquaman #54 (1970) First appearance of Thanatos. No Not Thanos, Thanatos.

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Wonder Woman #215 (1974) First appearance in the Wonder Woman title.

Superman #379 (1983) First Bizarro Aquaman appearance.

Swamp Thing #24 (1984) Aquaman (JLA) appearance. Alan Moore writes.

Aquaman Vol 2 #1 (1986) Post Crisis origin story.

Aquaman Special #1 (1989) A retelling of Aquaman’s origin. Written by Keith Giffen and Robert Fleming. Art by Keith Giffen and Curt Swan.

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Aquaman Vol 3 #1 (1989) This five issue mini-series was a continuation of the Aquaman Special from a couple of months prior. Brought to us by the same creative team.

Atlantis Chronicles (1990) The title says it all. Seven issue limited series. Written by Peter David. Plenty on first appearances throughout.

Aquaman Vol 4 #1 (1991) This series made it up to lucky number 13.

Suicide Squad #61 (1992) First Aquaman (JLA) appearance in a Suicide Squad comic.

Deathstroke the Terminator #13 (1992) Aquaman (JLA) appearance.

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Aquaman: Time and Tide (1993) A four issue mini series from writer Peter David.

Superboy #9 (1994) First full appearance of King Shark.

Aquaman Vol 5 #1 (1994) This series would become the longest lasting series of all the volumes. Peter David begins the series as writer. First appearances of villains Bres and Charybdis.

Aquaman Vol 5 #4 (1994) First Kimon Tanaka, later becomes Demon Gate. Lobo appearance.

Aquaman Vol 5 #26 (1996) First Demon Gate.

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Green Lantern: Circle of Fire (2000) This two issue story was written by Brian K. Vaughan. Aqauman (JLA) appearance.

Superman Emperor Joker #1 (2000) A one shot featuring a ton of guest stars and JLA (Aquaman). Written by Joe Kelly and Jeph Loeb. Spectacular cover by Ed McGuinness.

Green Arrow #16 (2001) First appearance in a Green Arrow comic. Written by Kevin Smith and art by Phil Hester. One of Aquaman’s greatest adversaries appears in this comic; Black Manta. Great Matt Wagner cover.

Aquaman Vol 6 #1 (2003) A new direction for Aquaman; “The New Wave”. Written by Rick Veitch, pencils by Yvel Guichet and cover by Alex Maleev. This series lasted 57 issues.

Aquaman Vol 6 #5 (2003) First appearance of The Thirst.

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Aquaman Vol 6 #21 (2004) First appearance of Eel.

Aquaman Sword of Atlantis #40 (2006) Title change in Vol 6. Written by Kurt Busiek, Art and variant cover by Butch Guice.

Aquaman Vol 7 #1 (2011) New 52 Aquaman series written by Geoff Johns and art by Ivan Reis. Geoff actually made Aquaman a cool character. The series did well under his watch.

Swamp Thing #1 (2011) A New 52 Aquaman appearance written by Scott Snyder.

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Aquaman Vol 7 #16 (2013) First appearance of The Dead King.

Secret Origins #2 (2014) A New 52 secret origins story featuring Aquaman.

Aquaman and The Others #2 (2014) First appearance of Legend.

Superboy #0 (1994) Cameo (first appearance of Killer Shark.

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Wonder Woman has made her movie debut in the Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer (Pictured). Now the clock starts ticking as to when WW will get her own solo film, if ever. Can she, will this character be able to hold up in their own film? That’s the million dollar question. A great character with some serious history. There are many directions the Wonder Woman franchise can go, whether any of them work or not is the big question. Not doubting it cannot be done, just a little hesitant to call a WW solo film an absolute winner. For now though, there are plenty of comics to pick up within the 74 years of comic history here; first appearances and key books. Plenty of time as well. We won’t see a solo Wonder Woman title movie for a while. Look for these comics below in the mean time. Some are great pickups right now because the frenzy has not hit.

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There are many Wonder Woman first appearances and key issues that did not make this list. With the rich history comes a lot of material. Also, the DC universe is a vast and convoluted place. There are too many Earth 2, Earth this, Post Flashpoint, Pre Crisis, Post Crisis, etc. So because of this, there will be misses in this checklist. You are more than welcome to list any comic we may have missed in the comment section below.

Also, many of the earlier comics are not available on Ebay right now. Just because they are not available now does not mean they wouldn’t be later on. Some are in fact available right now, like the very first appearance in All Star Comics #8. Be sure to check back to see if some of the comics you seek have been posted.

 

All Star Comics #8 (1941) First appearance of Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor. Golden Age.

Sensation Comics #1 (1942) Second appearance of Wonder Woman. Origin. First appearance of the Invisible plane.

Wonder Woman #98 (1958) First Silver Age Wonder Woman comic (some dispute). New Wonder Woman, new origin.

Wonder Woman #178 (1968) First Bronze Age Wonder Woman. All new Wonder Woman.

Wonder Woman #1 Vol. 2 (1987) First Copper Age book. First appearance of Hippolyta. George Perez pencils.

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Sensation Comics #2 (1942) First appearance of Doctor Poison.

Sensation Comics #4 (1942) First appearance of Baroness Van Gunther.

Sensation Comics #6 (1942) The magic lasso makes its first appearance! And here you thought she’s always had it. Nope.

Wonder Woman #1 (1942) The first self titled series. The first appearance of Ares and WW’s origin is retold.

All Star Comics #12 (1942) Wonder Woman joins Hawkman, Spectre Starman, The Atom, Dr. Fate, Sandman, Dr. Midnite, and Johnny Thunder; the Justice Society of America.

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Wonder Woman #2 (1942) The first appearance of Earl of Greed, Count of Conquest, and Duke of Deception.

Sensation Comics #9 (1942) First appearance of Doctor Cue/Agent X.

Wonder Woman #5 (1943) First appearance of Dr. Psycho.

Wonder Woman #6 (1943) Priscilla Rich/Cheetah; first appearances.

Wonder Woman #8 (1944) Queen Clea’s first appearance.

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Wonder Woman #9 (1944) First appearance of Giganta.

Wonder Woman #11 (1944) The first appearance of Hypnota.

Sensation Comics #59 (1946) First Blue Snowman.

Wonder Woman #21 (1947) First appearance of Queen Atomia.

All Star Comics #36 (1947) The first time Wonder Woman appears with Superman and Batman.

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Wonder Woman #28 (1948) First appearance of Villainy Inc.

Wonder Woman #29 (1948) First appearance of Minister Blizzard.

Wonder Woman #31 (1948) First appearance of Trixter.

Wonder Woman #33 (1949) First appearance of Inventa.

Wonder Woman #37 (1949) First appearance of Circe.

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Wonder Woman #45 (1951) Here’s an early retelling of Wonder Woman’s origin.

Wonder Woman #62 (1953) The first appearance of Angle Andrews. There is also a Pizza Hut reprint issue that came out in 1977.

Wonder Woman #70 (1954) First appearance of Angle Man.

Wonder Woman #80 (1956) An explanation as to how the Invisible plane came about.

Wonder Woman #105 (1959) New (altering) origin. Some collectors may claim this issue as the beginning of the Silver Age Wonder Woman. A very key Wonder Woman comic nonetheless.

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Brave and the Bold #28 (1960) Obviously the first appearance of Justice League of America, it’s also the first time Wonder Woman is with the Justice League of America team.

Superman #149 (149) Wonder Woman’s first appearance in a Superman comic. This elseworld type story is named “The Death of Superman”.

Justice League of America #9 (1962) Wonder Woman joins the Justice League. Origin of the JLA.

Green Lantern #29 (1964) First time in a Green Lantern comic.

Aquaman #18 (1964) Wonder Woman’s first Aquaman comic appearance.

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Wonder Woman #157 (1965) First appearance of Egg Fu.

Brave and the Bold #60 (1965) First Wonder Girl (Donna Troy).

Detective Comics #347 (1966) First time in a Batman’s secondary title. Another death book she appears in too. “The Strange Death of Batman”.

Wonder Woman #179 (1968) First appearance of Doctor Cyber and I Ching.

Brave and The Bold #78 (1968) The first time Batman and Wonder Woman share a comic title.

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Wonder Woman #204 (1973) The old costume makes a return. After only 26 issues.

Flash #276 (1979) First time WW makes her way into a Flash comic.

Justice League of America #184 (1980) George Perez first pencil work on the Wonder Woman character here and a whole bunch of other heroes and Darkseid. What an awesome book to own.

Wonder Woman #288 (1982) The first appearance of Silver Swan.

Wonder Woman #291 (1982) First appearance of the Adjudicator.

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Wonder Woman #297 (1982) First appearance of Aegeus.

Batman and the Outsiders #1 (1983) Wonder Woman has yet to appear in a Batman titled book. So far Detective Comics and this one.

Justice League #1 (1987) First Maxwell Lord IV.

Wonder Woman #2 (1987) First Modern Age Steve Trevor.

Batman Annual #15 (1991) The most astounding books within the research of this list. The first time Wonder Woman appears in the Batman title book. Extremely odd how there was absolutely no visit from Wonder Woman in a Batman titled comic since 1941???

Justice League of America #100 (1995) Maxwell Lord’s first appearance; Lord Havok.

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Wonder Woman #131 (1998). First appearance of Dark Angel. John Byrne writes, pencils, and cover art.

Wonder Woman #143 (1999) First appearance of Devastation.

Wonder Woman #179 (2002) First appearance of Cybogirl.

Supergirl #79 (2003) The first time WW appears in a Supergirl title.

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Wonder Woman #1 (2006) First appearance of Donna Troy (post Crisis). A.K.A. Wonder Woman.

Wonder Woman #14 (2008) The first appearance of Alkyone. And the group The Circle. Created by writer Gail Simone.

Batman #687 (2009) The first Wonder Woman appearance in a regular Batman comic (not the annual). Absolutely crazy here. As said earlier regarding the Batman Annual #15 (1991), It took DC Comics 68 years to get Wonder Woman into a regular Batman comic????? This is amazing. Seriously.

Wonder Woman #604 (2010) First appearances of Minotaur and Cernunnos.

Wonder Woman #605 (2011) First appearances of Anann and Bellona.

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Wonder Woman #611 (2011) First appearance of Nemesis.

Wonder Woman #1 New 52 (2011) First appearance of Apollo.

Wonder Woman #2 New 52 (2011) First appearance of Strife.

Justice League #12 (2012) The now infamous Jim Lee Superman/Wonder Woman kiss cover.

Wonder Woman #4 New 52 (2012) First appearance of Cassandra.

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Wonder Woman #12 New 52 (2012) First appearance of First Born.

Wonder Woman #36 (2015) David Finch takes over as the regular artist on the series. As does Meredith Finch takes over the writing chores.

Wonder Woman #37 New 52 (2015) First appearance of new Donna Troy. Cameo.

Wonder Woman #38 New 52 (2015) First full appearance of new Donna Troy. The David Finch variant is awesome.

Wonder Woman #41 New 52 (2015) A new costume for Wonder Woman.

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With only 17 days left till Christmas, we still have a little ways to go to get to 3000 likes on the InvestComics Facebook page. If you’d like to help us get there, it would start the greatest giveaway in InvestComics history. Thanks to Ratchet City Comics, a Star Wars #1 (Dark Horse Comics) CGC Signature Series 9.8 signed by writer Brian Wood could be yours IF we get to 3000 on Christmas day. Visit the details and press release right HERE and share, share, share! Let’s get to 3000!

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A rather busy week in the land of IC Hot Picks this week so we’ll be lasering through some of these, keep up!

InvestComics Hot Picks – New Release Comics on 12/11/13

Just a couple of weeks ago, InvestComics were making a statement on how important the Marvel Cosmic Universe will be in a very short while. Actually, InvestComics was reiterating what we have been saying for 7 years now. The particular comic and character we were speaking of was Nova. This week Nova comes into the fold once again. Nova (2013 5th Series) #11 promises to give readers of the Cosmic likeness a very very big surprise in this issue. Not sure what it is, even if I did know, I wouldn’t spoil it. The Marvel Cosmic Universe will have the Marvel U feel the effects, so buckle in tight fans. This is the beginning of what InvestComics has warned you about for years. The Marvel Cosmic Universe is about to take center stage. You best be on top of your Cosmic game.

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Uncanny X-Men (2013 3rd Series) #15 will be an Inhumanity tie in with a “new comer” on board. The name is Kris Anka. One of the earliest works of this fine artist can be found in the Image graphic novel PopGun (2007). His earliest comic work came in Guarding the Globe #6 (Image Comics 2011).

Staying on topic with new creators in new places, check out Marvel Knights Hulk (2013) #1 with writer Joe Keatinge and artist Piotr Kowalski. If you are in the market for first works of newer creators, InvestComics can help you out with this one. Joe Keatinge’s first professional work as a colorists came in Masters of the Universe #4 (MVCreations 2004). His first writing duties came in Image Comics’ Ant #8 (2006). As for artist Piotr Kowalski; his first creative output came in his native country Poland in a book by the name Wiat Komiksu #4 (Egmont Polska 1998). His first American stint came in 2011 with Boom Studios’ Malignant Man #1 (2011). So not only do you get a great read with MKH #1 this week, but you get the inside scoop with the creators too from InvestComics. Mighty Avengers (2013) #4 Inhumanity tie in brings readers the New Ronin. The original Ronin first appeared in New Avengers #11 (2005) with that beauty of a David Finch cover. Huntress will be trailing a new villain in Worlds Finest (2012 3rd Series) #18. Check out who that will be. Looks like Owlman has some plans for Ultraman this week in Justice League (2011) #25. In the “in case you missed it department”, Justice League of America #29 (1964) gives us the first ever Ultraman. Doc Savage will get another crack at his own book this week in Doc Savage (2013 Dynamite) #1. The Doc may be appearing on the big screen as rumors do swirl all the time. Will it ever happen? If it does, look for a quick bump and then a quick flat line in his first appearance; Doc Savage magazine #1 (1933).

Comedy break; Two very funny solicits hit this week that have to make the reader/collector smile. First there was Superman Wonder Woman (2013) #3. The verbiage here reads “the ending of this comic is so shocking that it could mean the end of Superman and Wonder Woman together.” Really??! Kim Kardashian’s marriage to Kris Humphries may trump these two? We’re only three issues in DC please don’t threaten us with this already. Stop it, please. Too funny. Then you have Wolverine (2013 4th Series) #12. The verbiage reads like this “…the storyline the will change Wolverine as we know him forever!” Really??! Okay.

Now that we had our laugh, let’s get back to some other comics to check out this week. Three must get number one comics this week are sold out and will definitely see second prints following shortly. Krampus (2013 Image) #1, Lunita (2013 Amigo) #1, and Dead Body Road (2013 Image) #1. And for anyone keeping score here, Dead Body Road #1 will be written by Justin Jordan of the highly successful Luther Strode comic. A bit of a surprise with the almost sold out (will be probably by Friday/Saturday) Legends Dark Knight 100 Page Super Spectacular (2013) #1 this week. The reason for the surprise is the $9.99 price tag that accompanies the 100 page of goodness here. Fans are excited about the 100 pager for only $9.99 I guess. Way to go DC! Batman Black and White (2013) #4 brings in some fantastic talent once again. A must get every time it comes out. The future is now with Justice League 3000 (2013) #1. For no other reason than the super talents of Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis on this book, it’s a must check out comic. Uttering the words “new hero” or “new villain” is music to InvestComics’ ears. Check out Cataclysm Ultimate Spider-Man (2013) #2 for the sweet sounds of a new hero. Origin issues are fun too. Check out Astro City (2013 3rd Series) #7 for the origin of Winged Victory.

Here’s a quick list of sold out or about to be sold out number 1 and number 2 comics from this upcoming week (Special thanks to Terry Hoknes for drawing this list up every week!!): Steampunk Cinderella (2013) #1, Code Red (2013 Zenescope) #1, Protectors Inc (2013 Image) #2, Day Men (2013 Boom) #2, Indestructible (2013 IDW) #1, Drumhellar (2013 Image) #2, Halo Escalation (2013) #1, Sherlock Holmes Moriarty Lives (2013 Dynamite) #1, Grimm The Warlock (2013) #1, and Brain Boy (2013 Dark Horse) #0.

That’s it, see you next week. Remember the contest! Let’s get InvestComics to 3000!

Invest wisely,

Jay Katz

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Flash and Justice League of America Movie Coming!

DC EntertainmentLost in the midst of the hoopla surrounding WB/DC Entertainment announcement of the Superman/Batman movie was more news about the Flash movie slated for 2016, followed by the Justice League of America movie in 2017! DC Entertainment has outshined Marvel at the San Diego Comic Con this year with their teaser and news regarding their future on the movie front.

Flash first appeared in Flash Comics #1 (1940)

Justice League of America first appeared in The Brave and the Bold #28 (1960)

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Here are the links that confirm the 2 movies mentioned in this article: 

http://movies.yahoo.com/news/comic-con-superman-batman-team-movie-185356115.html

http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2013/07/22/when-batman-becomes-warner-bros-dc-universe-crutch/?partner=yahootix

EVERY #1 ISSUE OF 2013 – All new comic book series debuted this year and sales stats

EVERY #1 ISSUE OF 2013 – All new comic book series debuted this year and sales stats

Report by Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com

Comics Best Selling First Issues 2013

The following massive chart is to be a basic index to all the new comic series that debut each month.  Its a quick look at the most ordered and best selling #1 issues of every single month plus a great reference to look back at and see what comics are likely to be future hot books.  As we all know the industry has always invested the most in #1 first issues  So now you have a list of all of them at your fingertips showing their print runs.  This list also includes one-shots, Annual #1’s and #0’s as well.

The first column is the comics rank for the month for #1 issues.  The second column is its overall rank for all comics that month.

Note so far this year Marvel has had the #1 – #1 issue of the month 4 out of 5 times.

Jupiters Legacy and Walking Dead:  Governors Special are the only #1 issues non-DC/Marvel to sell over 50,000 copies.

Only 11 #1 issues so far this year had sales of over 100,000 copies.

JANUARY 2013
1 1 Superior Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 188182
2 4 New Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 116280
3 6 Savage Wolverine 1 $3.99 Marvel 102530
4 10 Uncanny X-Force 1 $3.99 Marvel 86187
5 18 Young Avengers 1 $2.99 Marvel 71254
6 29 Batman And Robin Annual 1 $4.99 DC 52244
7 45 Morbius Living Vampire 1 $2.99 Marvel 43883
8 48 Before Watchmen Dollar Bill 1 $3.99 DC 42308
9 49 Green Lantern Corps Annual 1 $4.99 DC 41836
10 53 Star Wars 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 39663
11 58 Deadpool Killustrated 1 $2.99 Marvel 36771
12 59 Green Lantern New Guardians Annual 1 $4.99 DC 36674
13 72 Threshold 1 $3.99 DC 29312
14 86 Superboy Annual 1 $4.99 DC 23694
15 96 Injustice Gods Among Us 1 $3.99 DC 20733
16 108 TMNT Secret Foot Clan 1 $3.99 IDW 18315
17 110 Punisher Nightmare 1 $3.99 Marvel 17932
18 111 Masters of the Universe Origin of He Man 1 $2.99 DC 17866
19 128 Star Trek Countdown To Darkness 1 $3.99 IDW 15753
20 149 Dark Tower Gunslinger Sheemies Tale 1 $3.99 Marvel 12985
21 153 Doctor Who Prisoners of Time 1 $3.99 IDW 12752
22 179 Mars Attacks Transformers 1 $3.99 IDW 9805
23 183 Image Firsts Walking Dead 1 $1.00 Image 9327
24 185 Mars Attacks Kiss 1 $3.99 IDW 8946
25 188 Mars Attacks Real Ghostbusters 1 $3.99 IDW 8695
26 189 My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 1 $3.99 IDW 8605
27 192 Transformers Spotlight Thundercracker 1 $3.99 IDW 8327
28 196 Marvels Iron Man 3 Prelude 1 $2.99 Marvel 7951
29 197 Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth 1 $2.99 Image 7879
30 201 Adventure Time Fionna & Cake 1 $3.99 Boom 7644
31 213 Insurgent 1 $2.99 DC 7143
32 215 Mars Attacks Zombies Vs Robots 1 $3.99 IDW 7024
33 218 Black Beetle 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 6993
34 224 Bionic Man Vs Bionic Woman 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6753
35 227 High Ways 1 $3.99 IDW 6453
36 242 End Times of Bram & Ben 1 $2.99 Image 6009
37 243 Repossessed 1 $2.99 Image 5952
38 256 Emily & The Strangers 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 5409
39 271 Marvels Thor Adaptation 1 $2.99 Marvel 5068
40 280 Deathmatch 1 $1.00 Boom 4814
41 289 Answer 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 4572
42 297 Deadpool 1 $2.99 Marvel 4330
43 309 Grimm Fairy TalesAnimated Series 1 $3.99 Zenescope 4064
44 372 Crawling Sky 1 $3.99 Antarctic 2627
45 381 Kolchak & Honey West 1 $3.99 Moonstone 2265
46 390 Plume 1 $3.99 Devil’s Due 1844
47 440 Fubar Winter Special 1 $2.99 Alterna 969

FEBRUARY 2013
1 1 Justice League of America 1 $3.99 DC 307734
2 2 Uncanny X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 177463
3 10 Secret Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 85267
4 14 Nova 1 $3.99 Marvel 80857
5 15 Guardians of Galaxy 0.1 $3.99 Marvel 80344
6 30 Fearless Defenders 1 $2.99 Marvel 53688
7 34 Walking Dead The Governor Special 1 $2.99 Image 51355
8 62 My Little Pony Twilight Sparkle 1 $3.99 IDW 34435
9 64 Legend of the Shadowclan 1 $1.00 Aspen 33246
10 78 Justice League of Americas Vibe 1 $2.99 DC 27051
11 79 Avengers Assemble Annual 1 $4.99 Marvel 27028
12 80 Katana 1 $2.99 DC 27021
13 93 Alpha Big Time 1 $2.99 Marvel 22778
14 103 Young Romance New 52 Valentines Day Special 1 $7.99 DC 20963
15 108 Shadow Year One 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 19310
16 116 G.I. Joe 1 $3.99 IDW 17553
17 117 Star Wars 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 17441
18 123 Garth Ennis Red Team 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 16724
19 126 Superior Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 16427
20 139 Powers Bureau 1 $3.95 Marvel 14698
21 142 Ghostbusters 1 $3.99 IDW 14442
22 144 Star Wars Dark Times Fire Carrier 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 14308
23 153 Snapshot 1 $2.99 Image 13337
24 163 Son of Merlin 1 $1.00 Image 12575
25 166 Rocketeer Hollywood Horror 1 $3.99 IDW 12488
26 179 Fairy Quest 1 $3.99 Boom 10728
27 182 Transformers Spotlight Megatron One Shot 1 $3.99 IDW 10356
28 197 Dejah Thoris & Green Men of Mars 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 8932
29 205 Baltimore Widow & The Tank One Shot 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 8071
30 208 Five Weapons 1 $3.50 Image 7721
31 209 Crossed Annual 2013 1 $5.99 Avatar 7613
32 215 Uncanny Skullkickers 1 $3.50 Image 7271
33 218 Grimm Fairy Tales Jungle Book Last of the Species 1 $3.99 Zenescope 7090
34 237 Professor Frink Fantastic Science Fictions 1 $3.99 Bongo 6395
35 238 Red Sonja Unchained 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6275
36 239 Dia De Los Muertos 1 $4.99 Image 6179
37 241 Grimm Fairy Tales Madness of Wonderland 1 $3.99 Zenescope 6150
38 245 Grimm Fairy Tales Valentines Day Special 2013 1 $5.99 Zenescope 6036
39 258 Hellraiser Dark Watch 1 $3.99 Boom 5528
40 280 Kill Shakespeare Tide of Blood 1 $3.99 IDW 4820
41 285 Hawkeye 1 $2.99 Marvel 4727
42 286 Mylo Xyloto 1 $3.99 Bongo 4723
43 329 Sixth Gun Sons of the Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 3526
44 404 NFL Rush Zone Season of the Guardians 1 $3.99 Action Lab 1459

MARCH 2013
1 1 Guardians of the Galaxy 1 $3.99 Marvel 211312
2 2 Age of Ultron 1 $3.99 Marvel 174952
3 4 Wolverine 1 $3.99 Marvel 117669
4 35 East of West 1 $3.50 Image 49518
5 62 Constantine 1 $2.99 DC 37564
6 72 X-Termination 1 $3.99 Marvel 33377
7 78 Shrugged Vol. 2 1 $1.00 Aspen 30657
8 79 Ultimate Comics Wolverine 1 $3.99 Marvel 29537
9 98 Sex 1 $2.99 Image 23630
10 105 Star Wars Legacy 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 21600
11 115 Justice League of America 1 $3.99 DC 19225
12 127 Ame Comi Girls 1 $3.99 DC 16558
13 139 Lost Vegas 1 $3.50 Image 15273
14 140 Mark Waid Green Hornet 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 15114
15 149 Sledgehammer 44 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 13446
16 152 Five Ghosts Haunting of Fabian Gray 1 $3.50 Image 13163
17 154 G.I. Joe Special Missions 1 $3.99 IDW 13104
18 159 Judge Dredd Year One 1 $3.99 IDW 13013
19 165 BPRD Vampire 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 12474
20 171 Helheim 1 $3.99 Oni 11877
21 187 Walking Dead Michonne Special 1 $2.99 Image 10703
22 192 Time Warp 1 $7.99 DC 9964
23 202 Transformers Spotlight Bumblebee One Shot 1 $3.99 IDW 9098
24 212 Transformers Fall of Cybertron 1 $7.99 IDW 8092
25 242 Drew Hayes Poison Elves 1 $2.99 Ape 6052
26 243 Savage Skullkickers 1 $3.50 Image 6007
27 244 Tmnt Color Classics Micro Series Donatello 1 $3.99 IDW 6000
28 246 Doctor Who Classics 1 $3.99 IDW 5954
29 252 Injustice Gods Among Us 1 $3.99 DC 5543
30 259 Superior Spider-Man 1 $3.99 Marvel 5335
31 263 Deadpool Killustrated 1 $2.99 Marvel 5209
32 274 Young Avengers 1 $2.99 Marvel 4890
33 283 Deadpool 1 $2.99 Marvel 4671
34 293 Bionic Man Annual 1 $4.99 Dynamic Forces 4313
35 296 All Crime 1 $3.95 Art of Fiction 4204
36 355 Grimm Fairy Tales St Patricks Day Spec 1 $5.99 Zenescope 2903
37 371 Grimm Fairy Tales St Patricks Day 1 $5.99 Zenescope 2326
38 376 Zombies Vs Cheerleaders Vol. 2 1 $3.99 3 Finger 2186
39 384 Sixth Gun Sons of the Gun 1 $3.99 Oni 2053
40 389 Best of Zenescope Special Ed 1 $6.99 Zenescope 1987
41 400 Cavewoman Oasis 1 $3.75 Basement 1683

APRIL 2013
1 2 Thanos Rising 1 $3.99 Marvel 114720
2 3 Jupiters Legacy 1 $2.99 Image 105437
3 41 Ultron 1 $3.99 Marvel 44854
4 60 Jirni 1 $1.00 Aspen 35777
5 78 Batman Lil Gotham 1 $2.99 DC 27591
6 85 He Man And The Masters of The Universe 1 $2.99 DC 25254
7 110 Harbinger Wars 1 $3.99 Valiant 18729
8 111 Miss Fury 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 18441
9 120 Star Wars Darth Vader & Ninth Assassin 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 17278
10 139 Invincible Universe 1 $2.99 Image 14526
11 144 TMNT Villain Microseries: Krang 1 $3.99 IDW 13689
12 150 G.I. Joe Cobra Files 1 $3.99 IDW 13231
13 162 Dark Tower Gunslinger Evil Ground 1 $3.99 Marvel 12473
14 167 Danger Girl Trinity 1 $3.99 IDW 12063
15 169 Abe Sapien Dark & Terrible 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 11783
16 178 Uber 0 $3.99 Avatar 10849
17 191 1 For $1 Mind Mgmt 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 9926
18 193 East of West 1 $3.50 Image 9742
19 206 Grimm Fairy Tales Robyn Hood Vs Red Riding Hood 1 $5.99 Zenescope 8883
20 208 Transformers Spotlight Trailcutter 1 $3.99 IDW 8690
21 209 House of Gold & Bones 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 8635
22 210 Colonized 1 $3.99 IDW 8521
23 211 Miniature Jesus 1 $3.99 Image 8363
24 217 Adventure Time 1 $3.99 Boom 7854
25 221 X 0 $2.99 Dark Horse 7502
26 222 Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed 1 $5.99 Zenescope 7497
27 225 Polarity 1 $3.99 Boom 7459
28 226 1 For $1 The Massive 1 $1.00 Dark Horse 7398
29 228 Kiss Solo 1 $3.99 IDW 7177
30 231 Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed 0 $1.99 Zenescope 7103
31 233 Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed Vampires Eternal 1 $3.99 Zenescope 7009
32 240 Guardians of Galaxy 1 $3.99 Marvel 6681
33 248 Star Wars 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 6306
34 253 Last of Us American Dreams 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 6032
35 254 Dungeons & Dragons Cutter 1 $3.99 IDW 5986
36 260 Sex 1 $2.99 Image 5668
37 262 Witchblade Day of the Outlaw One Shot 1 $3.99 Image 5636
38 263 TMNT Color Classics Micro Series Leonardo 1 $3.99 IDW 5615
39 265 68 Jungle Jim 1 $3.99 Image 5488
40 272 Dark Shadows Year One 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 5270
41 284 Mighty Skullkickers 1 $3.50 Image 4856
42 299 Mice Templar IV Legend 1 $3.99 Image 4377
43 362 Steam Wars 1 $3.99 Antarctic 2399
44 367 Rogues 1 $3.99 Amigo 2230
45 380 Bodie Troll 1 $2.99 Red 5 1981
46 392 Victorian Secret Agents 1 $3.95 Antarctic 1676
47 405 Helheim (2nd print) 1 $3.99 Oni 1354
48 407 Neozoic Traders Gambit 1 $3.50 Red 5 1345
49 410 Last Zombie 1 $3.99 Antarctic 1323

MAY 2013
1 1 X-Men 1 $3.99 Marvel 177633
2 24 Ten Grand 1 $2.99 Image 57216
3 40 Wake 1 $2.99 DC 44867
4 44 Batman The Dark Knight Annual 1 $4.99 DC 43175
5 49 Earth 2 Annual 1 $4.99 DC 41325
6 56 Regular Show 1 $3.99 Boom 38466
7 63 Avengers Enemy Within 1 $2.99 Marvel 34205
8 70 Adventures of Superman 1 $3.99 DC 30992
9 72 Red Hood And The Outlaws Annual 1 $4.99 DC 30157
10 74 Movement 1 $2.99 DC 29246
11 77 Green Team 1 $2.99 DC 27775
12 90 Charismagic Vol. 2 1 $1.00 Aspen 25212
13 95 Bounce 1 $2.99 Image 24259
14 96 Catwoman Annual 1 $4.99 DC 24228
15 98 Sesame Street 1 $3.99 Ape 23765
16 104 Chin Music 1 $2.99 Image 22383
17 112 Adventure Time Annual 1 $4.99 Boom 20975
18 133 Black Bat 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 16328
19 137 Uber 1 $3.99 Avatar 16109
20 139 Iron Man Coming of Melter 1 $3.99 Marvel 15871
21 143 Grimm 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 15455
22 148 Image Firsts Walking Dead 1 $1.00 Image 15254
23 153 Battlestar Galactica 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 14356
24 156 Dream Merchant 1 $3.50 Image 14024
25 157 Smallville Season 11 Special 1 $4.99 DC 13988
26 172 King Conan Hour of the Dragon 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 12566
27 174 Shadowman 0 $3.99 Valiant 12252
28 179 Archer & Armstrong 0 $3.99 Valiant 12076
29 183 12 Reasons To Die 1 $3.50 Black Mask 11834
30 195 X 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 11071
31 196 Suicide Risk 1 $3.99 Boom 10913
32 199 Clive Barker Next Testament 1 $3.99 Boom 10797
33 206 Doomsday.1 1 $3.99 IDW 10230
34 213 Lobster Johnson Satan Smells A Rat One Shot 1 $3.50 Dark Horse 9846
35 215 Grimm Fairy Tales Wonderland Down Rabbit Hole 1 $2.99 Zenescope 9734
36 221 Injustice Gods Among Us (3rd print) 1 $3.99 DC 9162
37 223 Occupy Comics 1 $3.50 Black Mask 8977
38 224 Transformers Prime Beast Hunters 1 $3.99 IDW 8975
39 226 Image Firsts Peter Panzerfaust 1 $1.00 Image 8756
40 230 Image Firsts Invincible 1 $1.00 Image 8424
41 231 Transformers Spotlight Hoist 1 $3.99 IDW 8373
42 233 Grimm Fairy Tales Robyn Hood Wanted 1 $2.99 Zenescope 8242
43 237 Image Firsts Saga 1 $1.00 Image 8091
44 238 Dream Thief 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7927
45 243 Edgar Allan Poes Fall of the House of Usher 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 7650
46 249 Half Past Danger 1 $3.99 IDW 7048
47 259 Damsels Mermaids 1 $3.99 Dynamic Forces 6564
48 268 Avengers 1 $3.99 Marvel 5963
49 279 Grimm Fairy Tales Hunters Shadowlands 1 $2.99 Zenescope 5408
50 281 Grimm Fairy Tales Werewolves Hunger 1 $3.99 Zenescope 5356
51 288 Akaneiro 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 5172
52 292 Uber 0 $4.99 Avatar 5084
53 293 John Carpenters Asylum 1 $3.99 Storm King 5081
54 296 East of West (3rd print) 1 $3.50 Image 5024
55 334 Cyborg 009 Chapter 000 One Shot 1 $1.00 Archaia 4131
56 337 Solid State Tank Girl 1 $3.99 Titan 3985
57 338 X-O Manowar One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3953
58 343 Harbinger One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3816
59 346 Archer & Armstrong One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3759
60 347 Bloodshot One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3722
61 352 Shadowman One Dollar Debut Edition 1 $1.00 Valiant 3593
62 365 Legend of Oz Scarecrow 1 $3.50 Big Dog 3334

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

 

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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HumanoidsIf you’re a regular reader of the InvestComics Hot Picks, you probably know by now that we love the New 52 and Marvel NOW! For one simple reason. Well maybe a couple, but the main reason is the introduction of new ideas which in turn comes back to the reader/fan in the form of new characters and the return of old forgotten ones. This week in no exception with comics like Detective Comics (2011 2nd Series) #17 from DC. New villains will be hitting that issue. Earth 2 (2012 DC) #9 features the return of the new Wotan. Wotan first appeared way back in 1940 and comes with a $30,000 price tag. A first appearance of Wotan is worth that much you ask? Well yes and no. It is, but it also happens to be the first appearance of Dr. Fate. Avengers Assemble (2012) Annual #1 gives fans the return of Sunturion. Sunny first showed up in Iron Man #143 (1981). The creative team is enough for this collector to go searching for this book. John Romita Jr. on pencils and Mr. Iron Man writer himself Bob Layton. No need to second guess buying this comic for a few bucks. The issue also features a turning point for one of the most underrated characters within the Marvel library. Buy the Avengers #57 (1968) at any price you can and stash it away. When Vision finally makes it to the big screen you will kicking yourself that you did not pick this comic up at a reasonable price when you had the chance. Vision’s first appearance is a long term investment that has tremendous upside, do not wait. Fearless Defenders (2013) #1 is one of those comics that many of the comic book store owners will hear a collective sigh when the collector’s see it on the shelf. It features two second (third?) rate female characters; Valkyrie and Misty Knight. The ::sigh:: will be warranted. Most female lead comics have a very hard time sustaining long term interest. Birds of Prey were a great tandem, but that too grew tired with the fans. For some reason female leads do not tend to hold their own comics for very long. They make spectacular team players and there are very strong female characters out there. Some; most are even better than the men! Yes, Wonder Woman has succeeded in many ways, but how many relaunch’s, status changes, costume changes has she endured? Case in point. So will the Valkyrie (first appearance Avengers #83 -1970)/Misty Knight (first appearance Marvel Premiere #21 – 1975; Gil Kane cover) team up be any different this time around? Well this time….maybe. Remember a couple of weeks ago when InvestComics carried some news about some dude named Cullen Bunn of the Sixth Gun comic getting picked up for a pilot from NBC? Well that guy, he’s writing Fearless Defenders #1. So yes, maybe this time will be a bit different. Staying with the female theme here we also have Young Romance New 52 Valentines Day Special (2013) #1 coming out this week. This is DC’s very big attempt to test out the female market. Will the female fans buy into the comic book romance novel? Most men certainly aren’t. This isn’t a knock or anything, it’s just truth. Look at that awesome cover of Superman and Woman Woman in a make out session. Is this really geared towards men? If it were part of the storyline going through Justice League, yes, but a one shot of love story after love story pertaining to Valentine’s day? This is a fantastic way for DC to test the waters, but one possible fatal mistake they have made is a biggie. A $7.99 price tag is a bit steep guys. Having a two issue run leading up to Valentine’s Day next week would have made more sense. Now getting back to what some females may do to us men is driving us to be Madmen! Well not really, but it’s a silly lead in to Thunderbolts (2012 2nd Series) #4. This issue will focuses on the return of Madman. The Madman first appeared in the Incredible Hulk #363 (1989). Writer Peter David does the introductions here, so not bad for a quick search through some long boxes at the local comic shop or convention.

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[scrollGallery id=221] Okay so we spoke about the GOOD that the new ideas from the New 52 and Marvel NOW! brings. On the annoying end of the spectrum we get books like Winter Soldier (2012) #15 and Iron Man (2012 5th Series) #6. Why are they on that side you ask? Well for the simple fact that we get the proverbial “new status quo” or “all new direction”. Really?? You’re 15 issues in and 6 issues in respectively. This is Marvel saying they are not really hitting the target they want to, so things need to “change”. No they don’t. Keeping up with a good story helps and or maybe, just maybe fans aren’t interested anymore. Don’t think so? How about learning on the recent InvestComics Podcast Breaking the 4th Wall Episode #3 with Shaun Cobble and Shaun Sorenson that Winter Soldier will be canceled. So what’s the new status quo matter now with the Winter book?

Justice League #1 – First Appearances

[scrollGallery id=222] Justice League #1 will be making its splash with 52 variant covers. The variant covers are extremely disappointing to say the least. The SAME cover with a different State flag? Wow, that is lame beyond lame. Why not have better planning here and have each state represented with its core city and its landmark? New York with Superman flying by the Statue of Liberty, Batman at the Arc in St. Louis, Wonder Woman hanging out at Fenway Park, you get the idea. This would have generated a tremendous amount buzz for each city, thus creating a big aftermarket blitz. Instead we get flags? Anyway, let’s focus on the team members for the first issue and their first appearances. We’ll go from high to low. Scroll through the covers below for a side by side of the new Justice book with the first appearance cover.

Catwoman: First appeared in Batman #1 (1940). If you need any explanation here, stop reading and go watch the Superbowl pre-game for 10 hours.

Green Lantern: All American Comics #16 (1940). See above.

Green Arrow: More Fun Comics #53 (1941).  This comic will garner more attention as the Arrow show continues to do well, also with the possibility of him appearing in the new Justice League movie.

Hawkman: Flash Comics #1 (1940). Refer back to the comment early regarding female leads. The same applies for a lot men character’s as well. Hawkman is a good team oriented player, not so much a solo character.

Martian Manhunter: Detective Comics #225 (1955). Justice League movie….buy this.

Katana: Brave and the Bold #200 (1983).

Stargirl: Starman #69 (2000). With recent interest, this comic has more upside to it.

Vibe: Justice League of America Annual #2 (1984).

There are quite a few number one issues that fans should take a look at this week. Don’t get caught sleeping on some of these. Dia De Los Muertas (2012 Image) #1, Fairy Quest (2013 Boom) #1, Snapshot (2013 Image) #1, Legend of the Shadow Clan (2013 Aspen) #1, Son of Merlin (2013 Image) #1 and Red Team (2013 Dynamite) #1.

The last order of business comes on the heels of Brian Michael Bendis recently saying this on Bleeding Cool.com: “Truthfully, if ever the day comes that Rom could legally appear in a Marvel comic, whatever story I’m in the middle of writing, Rom will crash into it. I don’t care who it is talking, Rom is going to crash into their head.” With that, the market on the Rom #1 enters into the Bull market (buy market). Marvel will get Rom in their books again and maybe even in the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie. I sound confident here don’t I? Well ask me the same thing BEFORE Disney bought out Marvel and most likely the tone here would be vastly different. With the talk of Rom came Rocket Raccoon too. InvestComics has told collectors time after time to pick up Marvel Preview #7 (1976), the first appearance of the rodent. The comic has gone from a $10 book to over $100 already. Here’s the good news bad news deal. Bad news, you missed out on getting a $10 book. Good news is there is more upside to this comic right now than anything else mentioned in this article. That’s right fans. You may be looking at the modern day Yoda, but in Raccoon form. As for Rom #1, you need to get this copies now! Get high grades at $8 apiece, send them off to CGC and reap the rewards when Rom comes back…..home.

That’s it for this week. Don’t forget to enter to win a FREE Signed copy of my comic Vincent Price House of Horrors #1 on the InvestComics Facebook page. Click at the beginning of this article to become a fan on the InvestComics Facebook page now!

See you next week, invest wisely.

Jay Katz

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