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Comic Vine Week in Review: 10/29/12

A look back and what everyone's been checking out over the past week.

Each week we take a look at the data of the site. Actually, we look at it everyday but post a weekly summary to share the data with all of you. Unfortunately, we've missed the last couple weeks due to New York Comic Con and just getting caught up. Here's a look at the top viewed items last week.

Top Seven Viewed News Articles

Yup, it's Monday...
  1. 'Iron Man 3' Teaser Trailer Scene Breakdown and Analysis
  2. Marvel NOW! Checklist—What You Have to Look Forward To
  3. Six Developments from SUPERMAN #13
  4. Awesome Art Picks: Spider-Man, Loki, Joker and More
  5. 'The Wolverine' is NOT a Prequel Movie
  6. Why You Should Give AME-COMI a Look
  7. Halloween Costume Extravaganza 2012: The Sexy

There was a lot of excitement over the Iron Man 3 trailer. It may be good or bad that this one seems to be going a little darker. At least it's looking like it will be different than the previous two rather than just another sequel. There was also a huge amount of interest in the list of Marvel NOW! comics.

== TEASER ==

Top Ten Viewed Comic Characters

  1. Snowflame
  2. Batman
  3. Spider-Man
  4. Superman
  5. Iron Man
  6. Hulk
  7. Wonder Woman
  8. Dr. Aldrich Killian
  9. Green Arrow
  10. Joker

Batman has been defeated. Many have wondered if Batman would ever get knocked down from the top slot of most viewed characters. It's happened before but he usually ends up claiming his spot immediately. I noticed Snowflame claim the spot during the week but wasn't sure if he'd be able to maintain it. Who the heck is Snowflame? He only has one appearance in an issue of THE NEW GUARDIANS from 1988. He gains his power from cocaine...Drugs are bad, kids. If you search online, you'll even find a fan webcomic devoted to him, even though he died in the comic.

Surprisingly, the Iron Man trailer didn't push Stark's views up higher. It did get Dr. Killian into the top ten.

Top Seven Viewed Reviews

  1. Talon #1
  2. Punisher: War Zone #1
  3. A-Babies vs X-Babies
  4. Batman Incorporated #4
  5. Avengers #32
  6. The Flash #13
  7. Ghost #1

Looks like Calvin Rose is off to a good start. We also have a few #1s on the list. With Marvel NOW! coming up, I imagine we'll be seeing more of those popping up.

Top Seven Viewed Videos

  1. The Best Stuff in Comics This Week: Episode 15
  2. NYCC 2012: Cosplay Mini-Doc
  3. Ask, and Ye Shall Receive Answers: Episode 24
  4. Everything You Should Know Before Watching 'The Walking Dead'
  5. 3-Minute Expert: Who is Deadpool?
  6. The Best Stuff in Comics This Week: Episode 16
  7. 'Iron Man 3' Trailer 1

'Hawkblocking' was a success. We had another NYCC video pop up. It was a cool look at a serious cosplayer. We still have one or two more NYCC videos coming. A couple 3-Minute Experts made it this week as well (the 'Walking Dead' one was technically a 3-Min. video).

That's it for this week. We'll be keeping an eye on what's popular this coming week.

18 Comments Refresh
Posted by spinningwebs

I wonder what made Snowflame the top character. I hadn't even heard of him was he in a comic this last week?

Posted by G-Man

@spinningwebs: Something, not sure if it was the webcomic or something else, made people want to check him out. Maybe to see if he was for real.

Posted by notoriousmistersims

facebook memes is why snowflame is at no1 imo

Posted by ccraft

Tony have u guys talked about Pandora and the Trinity War on podcast yet?

In Justice League #6

The Skull insignia communicator on Justice League #13 ON THE OUTS

I would really like to know what you think, and how this is tied in with Pandora's Skull, Phantom Stranger,and this mysterious Multiplex.

Plus Batman has the skull!? WHATS GOING ON?! Anyone have a clue?

Posted by judasnixon
@spinningwebs: Because he gets his powers from snorting lots of cocaine, I $h!t you not. 
Posted by Smurfboy

Yeah, never heard of Snowflame. Interesting that he/she/it is the first place. :-)

Posted by brvermee

Snowflame made an appearance on Reddit, in the Today I Learned section. Somebody learned there's a superhero who gets superpwers by using cocaine.

It had a link to his Comic Vine page, that's how I got to know about him at least.

Posted by SoA

@spinningwebs: @G-Man: well snowflame definitely got a boost in views due to this article

Posted by deadpool25mm

@ccraft: That skull in Batmans hand is Pandoras box.. and soon there will be war for it. but now pandora has the Box (skull)

if im not mistaken there is also another part in Justice League #0.

Edited by k4tzm4n

One day best battles shall make the top 7.  One day!  
(Although, that's probably impossible seeing as it's posted on Friday)

Posted by G-Man

@k4tzm4n: Awesome Art Picks is posted on Saturday. :P

Posted by k4tzm4n
@G-Man: Only possible answer: the numbers are rigged!!!
Posted by bladewolf

I'm thinking that Snowflame probably rose with the help of trolls...

Posted by Fantasgasmic
Posted by BoyWander

I don't understand why you'd go back to the batman page over and over again. Do you get that many new viewers each week? or are people continually going to look at Batman's gallery. Someone explain this too me.

Posted by Maki_P

Snowflame is the highlight in Linkara's review of New Guardians #2; he loved him (seriously a villain that gets power from cocaine!), that put him on the map. What put him on top of the list this week, that I don't know

Posted by Miss_Garrick

I remember when I looked up Snowflame months ago. I could not believe such a character existed!

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

I'm shocked at Snowflame getting the top spot. The Dark Knight is definitely not happy, not happy at all. Oh well good for Snowflame, but from what the comments are saying it seems the curiosity will die down soon enough.