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January's Top Five!

Who ranks in Diamond's best-sellers list?

Was Parralax able to halt THE SIEGE? Who came out with the belt in the reborn Cap/ Dynamic Duo grudge match?   Take my hand, read on and you shall discover...

Today, Diamond released its list of the highest-selling 100 issues for this past January.   Marvel continues to hold the retain the largest percentage, but how do the individual titles rank? Who came in at which number? That’s the fun part.   Who gets gold, silver and bronze in the horse race?   So let’s gather ‘round Time’s Square and watch that big, silver disco ball descend above us as we count down…

                                                            THE TOP FIVE COMICS OF JANUARY 2010!

 

5: NEW AVENGERS #61
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 

4: CAPTAIN AMERICA: REBORN #6
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 

3: BATMAN & ROBIN #7

 
 
 
 
 
 

  

2: GREEN LANTERN #50

 
 
 
 
 

 

  

1: SIEGE #1

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

And there you have it.   If you’d like to burrow further into the rabbit hole and see the entire top 100 for yourself, by all means, check out the full list at Diamond’s website.   There are some surprises in the rankings, to be sure.

Interestingly, Diamond uses Batman, which came in at #12, as the control for its sales index, since the title’s sales have been stable month in, month out.    You know, once again, I can’t help but see the endorsement potential here.   Yesterday, I suggested that Marvel should license Captain America’s face for protein shakes (Picture it - - your own powdered super-solider serum!) and now, learning this, I can’t help but see Bats in my mind’s eye, driving a Chevy through the rugged wilderness, because his title’s… like a rock!

-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Comics and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia Comics.   Watch out for the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover collection this March - - available for pre-order now on Amazon.com

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Posted by sora_thekey

Haven't read Cap: Reborn #6, Green lantern #50 or Batman and Robin #7... !!!
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Posted by badog

Hmmm not really surprised by these apart from batman and robin, i mean all the other issues were major story lines apart from that one, plus it wasn't that good of a issue :S

Posted by aztek_the_lost

I've read a total of three of the 100 comics listed, Joe the Barbarian #1 (77th), The Boys #38 (89th) and Fables #92 (100th). GO ME!

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Posted by Chane

Nice. Happy for Green Lantern. I wonder if there will be a 3rd book post Blackest Night.

Posted by War Killer

Cap: Reborn was a great book!!! Don't read DC at the moment.... New Avengers was a let down to me... Siege was a good book, #2 was better though.

Posted by DEGRAAF
@badog said:
"Hmmm not really surprised by these apart from batman and robin, i mean all the other issues were major story lines apart from that one, plus it wasn't that good of a issue :S "

i was thinking the same thing
Posted by jloneblackheart

What's interesting is that there are only 7 titles out of 100 not printed by Marvel, DC or one of their imprints.

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Edited by Bergquist

i got them all  
Posted by CATMANEXE

thanks. now i can throw this in the faces of the people who are saying the Siege books arent selling. lol.
i remember the days when X-Men was always on the top of the list. Batman And Robin deserves to be there
as well, thanks to anyone who got me to start reading that.

Posted by buns134

Batman and Robin 7 sucks

Posted by jefprice

Siege #2 is almost sold out everywhere in Ohio, I don;t even have mine yet lol

Posted by Kid_Zombie

Im surprised reborn was only 4 I thought it would have been in the top 3 for sure. Cool almost read all these cept batman and robin. I havent been following that very much. I'll wait for the TPB to come out. I have been following green lantern though its been awesome, my buddy whose a DC geek got me hooked right before blackest night came out so it was good timing ha ha

Posted by Harlekin

Siege was good, thought Green Lantern was stupid.

Posted by Dane

I liked all 5.

Posted by aztek_the_lost
@jloneblackheart said:
" What's interesting is that there are only 7 titles out of 100 not printed by Marvel, DC or one of their imprints. "
and one of those seven is one of the only three on the list I've read, woot!
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Posted by burr787

I wish BN would have come out last month, it would have been cool to see how #7 stacked up against Siege #1.

Posted by Marshal Victory

"I can’t help but see Bats in my mind’s eye, driving a Chevy through the rugged wilderness, because his title’s… like a rock!    " 
 
Now the bats i know an respect would not trust a goverment moters chevy!At this point he might not even trust onstar!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xen9Ylz5GoY    
Posted by Meteorite

I want to buy New Avengers #61, but I'm going overseas in a few days and won't have any time to buy/read it.....

Posted by No_name_here
@Marshal Victory: YES YES YES! A thousand times... YES!
Posted by timrothsays

>>

1: SIEGE #1

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
'cause Blackest Night #7 is on vacation
Posted by starkiller95

haven't read batman & robin:(

Posted by OhTru

Siege has started to flop