Top Ten Highest Selling January Comics Are DC Titles

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What's the best way to start off the first full week into a new month? By taking a peek at comic marketshares and sales figures for the previous month, of course! Diamond, the industry's American comic distributor released figures for the month of January, 2012 and -- surprise, surprise -- DC Comics leads the industry in sales, once again, stealing the first ten spots for highest selling comics for the first month of the year.

The top five comic books sold for the month of January, 2012 were not only DC books, but each sold over one hundred thousand copies. If that doesn't seem like a lot to you, then you may want to consider what the highest selling comic books were before the launch of the new 52. Very rarely would the fifth highest selling title for a given month sell over one hundred thousand copies.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #5 beat out every other book last month selling 148,124 units and BATMAN #5 was not far behind with 139,492 units sold. The eleventh spot was held by Marvel's UNCANNY X-MEN #5 with 67,855 units sold. While a full list of books can be seen below, the numbers still do not reflect the number of digital sales for last month, or at all. Unfortunately, digital sales numbers are still being kept under wraps, and with DC's same day and date digital program still in effect we have to assume that the digital sales numbers are still adequate.

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DC's VP of Sales, Marketing and Business Development John Rood revealed the ranking for publisher's top ten digital titles for the month of January, 2012 but did not list the number of copies per title downloaded, making this information relatively difficult to gauge. Rood did, however, give some insight on the correlation between the print and digital sales of the same book.

The only titles that do, interestingly, stronger as a percentage of physical sales in digital are publishing franchises with high awareness like "Action" and "Detective" or character franchises with high awareness like Superman, Batman, Flash, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman. And they are still relatively insignificant in total compared to print sales. But if you see any variance off of a straight average, it would be because of the built in interest that those franchises have with all readers – both physical and digital.

While DC may be up in unit sales, Marvel still trumps DC in dollars essentially making more money than the former. What do you think of the sales figures? What comics do you think should be doing better?

TOP 300 COMICS -- January 2012

Rank

Index

Title

Price

Pub

Est.Qty

1

106.20

JUSTICE LEAGUE #5

$3.99

DC

148,134

2

100.00

BATMAN #5

$2.99

DC

139,492

3

80.53

ACTION COMICS #5

$3.99

DC

112,336

4

76.13

DETECTIVE COMICS #5

$2.99

DC

106,194

5

75.01

GREEN LANTERN #5

$2.99

DC

104,629

6

58.87

BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #5

$2.99

DC

82,123

7

56.49

SUPERMAN #5

$2.99

DC

78,803

8

54.88

FLASH #5

$2.99

DC

76,550

9

50.20

BATMAN AND ROBIN #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

70,025

10

49.88

AQUAMAN #5

$2.99

DC

69,584

11

48.64

UNCANNY X-MEN #5

$3.99

MAR

67,855

12

48.41

UNCANNY X-MEN #4

$3.99

MAR

67,532

13

45.62

WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #4

$3.99

MAR

63,636

14

44.97

WOLVERINE #300

$4.99

MAR

62,728

15

44.89

AVENGERS X-SANCTION #2

$3.99

MAR

62,618

16

44.16

WONDER WOMAN #5

$2.99

DC

61,600

17

43.82

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #677

$3.99

MAR

61,130

18

42.00

AVENGERS #21

$3.99

MAR

58,583

19

41.85

TEEN TITANS #5

$2.99

DC

58,372

20

41.57

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #678

$3.99

MAR

57,994

21

40.93

SCARLET SPIDER #1

$3.99

MAR

57,094

22

40.55

NEW AVENGERS #20

$3.99

MAR

56,559

23

40.13

AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #3

$3.99

MAR

55,983

24

40.08

GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #5

$2.99

DC

55,912

25

39.79

BATWOMAN #5

$2.99

DC

55,505

26

39.33

BATGIRL #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

54,867

27

39.12

UNCANNY X-FORCE #20

$3.99

MAR

54,575

28

38.65

NIGHTWING #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

53,915

29

38.62

UNCANNY X-FORCE #19.1

$2.99

MAR

53,875

30

38.19

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #6

$3.99

MAR

53,277

31

37.98

DEADPOOL #49

$2.99

MAR

52,986

32

37.30

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

52,036

33

35.98

CAPTAIN AMERICA #7

$3.99

MAR

50,192

34

35.44

AVENGERS ANNUAL #1

$4.99

MAR

49,433

35

35.16

INCREDIBLE HULK #4

$3.99

MAR

49,040

36

34.59

FANTASTIC FOUR #602

$2.99

MAR

48,244

37

33.57

SWAMP THING #5

$2.99

DC

46,827

38

33.33

DAREDEVIL #8

$2.99

MAR

46,494

39

32.65

FF #14

$2.99

MAR

45,548

40

32.41

RED LANTERNS #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

45,210

41

30.91

WOLVERINE AND X-MEN ALPHA AND OMEGA #1

$3.99

MAR

43,122

42

30.37

CATWOMAN #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

42,364

43

29.84

DEFENDERS #2

$3.99

MAR

41,620

44

29.67

X-MEN #23

$3.99

MAR

41,389

45

29.35

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

40,946

46

29.18

SECRET AVENGERS #21

$3.99

MAR

40,709

47

28.80

X-MEN LEGACY #261

$2.99

MAR

40,169

48

28.73

MIGHTY THOR #10

$3.99

MAR

40,072

49

28.58

SUPERGIRL #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

39,874

50

28.48

X-MEN LEGACY #260

$2.99

MAR

39,723

51

28.38

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

39,586

52

28.27

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

39,441

53

27.98

ANIMAL MAN #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

39,034

54

27.07

SECRET AVENGERS #21.1

$2.99

MAR

37,756

55

26.94

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #512

$3.99

MAR

37,584

56

26.72

ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #6

$3.99

MAR

37,270

57

26.04

ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #6

$3.99

MAR

36,318

58

25.81

SUPERBOY #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

36,000

59

24.21

WALKING DEAD #93 (MR)

$2.99

IMA

33,775

60

23.86

ASTONISHING X-MEN #46

$3.99

MAR

33,281

61

23.28

CARNAGE USA #2

$3.99

MAR

32,473

62

23.17

GREEN ARROW #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

32,319

63

23.10

BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #5

$2.99

DAR

32,225

64

22.57

SUICIDE SQUAD #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

31,484

65

22.31

STORMWATCH #5

$2.99

DC

31,120

66

22.02

VENOM #12

$2.99

MAR

30,709

67

21.86

BIRDS OF PREY #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

30,498

68

21.18

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY #626

$2.99

MAR

29,538

69

20.46

FEAR ITSELF FEARLESS #6

$2.99

MAR

28,541

70

20.05

FEAR ITSELF FEARLESS #7

$2.99

MAR

27,972

71

19.70

X-FACTOR #230

$2.99

MAR

27,480

72

19.32

LORD OF THE JUNGLE #1 (MR)

$1.00

DE

26,951

73

18.76

ALL STAR WESTERN #5 [*]

$3.99

DC

26,174

74

18.31

NEW MUTANTS #36

$2.99

MAR

25,539

75

18.29

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #633

$2.99

MAR

25,515

76

18.29

HUNTRESS #4

$2.99

DC

25,509

77

17.92

SUPERIOR #7 (MR)

$4.99

MAR

25,000

78

17.81

DEMON KNIGHTS #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

24,844

79

17.67

LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

24,653

80

17.56

PUNISHER #7

$2.99

MAR

24,488

81

17.53

MOON KNIGHT #9

$3.99

MAR

24,449

82

17.41

HULK #47

$2.99

MAR

24,287

83

16.75

AVENGERS ACADEMY #24

$2.99

MAR

23,364

84

16.58

BATWING #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

23,124

85

16.53

SAVAGE HAWKMAN #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

23,058

86

16.46

DEATHSTROKE #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

22,967

87

15.89

X-23 #20

$2.99

MAR

22,160

88

15.88

BATMAN ODYSSEY VOL 2 #4

$3.99

DC

22,151

89

15.77

THUNDERBOLTS #168

$2.99

MAR

22,005

90

15.72

FATALE #1 (MR) [*]

$3.50

IMA

21,930

91

15.68

FRANKENSTEIN AGENT OF SHADE #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

21,874

92

15.57

THUNDERBOLTS #169

$2.99

MAR

21,717

93

15.21

DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

21,212

94

14.86

LEGION LOST #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

20,732

95

14.80

BRILLIANT #2 (MR)

$3.95

MAR

20,651

96

14.71

FURY OF FIRESTORM THE NUCLEAR MEN #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

20,520

97

14.69

DANGER GIRL REVOLVER #1

$3.99

IDW

20,491

98

14.47

GENERATION HOPE #15

$2.99

MAR

20,180

99

14.41

MAGNETO NOT A HERO #3

$2.99

MAR

20,101

100

14.39

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ONGOING #6

$3.99

IDW

20,068

101

14.31

RESURRECTION MAN #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

19,963

102

14.14

PENGUIN PAIN AND PREJUDICE #4

$2.99

DC

19,725

103

14.11

ALPHA FLIGHT #8

$2.99

MAR

19,678

104

13.87

BATTLE SCARS #3

$2.99

MAR

19,350

105

13.84

GRIFTER #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

19,299

106

13.64

ANGEL & FAITH #6

$2.99

DAR

19,028

107

13.48

FABLES #113 (MR)

$2.99

DC

18,801

108

13.42

SHADE #4

$2.99

DC

18,720

109

13.23

PUNISHERMAX #21 (MR)

$3.99

MAR

18,458

110

13.22

DAKEN DARK WOLVERINE #19

$2.99

MAR

18,443

111

13.13

BLUE BEETLE #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

18,320

112

12.98

I VAMPIRE #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

18,102

113

12.82

DAKEN DARK WOLVERINE #20

$2.99

MAR

17,882

114

12.80

BOYS #62 (MR)

$3.99

DE

17,852

115

12.71

LEGION SECRET ORIGIN #4

$2.99

DC

17,729

116

12.40

STAR WARS KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC WAR #1

$3.50

DAR

17,295

117

12.20

VOODOO #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

17,013

118

12.19

ARCHIE #629 (ARCHIE MEETS KISS PT 3 )

$2.99

ARC

17,003

119

12.09

HAWK AND DOVE #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

16,863

120

12.03

CAPTAIN ATOM #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

16,775

121

11.76

TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE ONGOING #1

$3.99

IDW

16,398

122

11.50

STAR TREK LEGION OF SUPERHEROES #4

$3.99

IDW

16,039

123

11.36

DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER WAY STATION #2

$3.99

MAR

15,850

124

11.22

GHOST RIDER #8

$2.99

MAR

15,647

125

11.20

OMAC #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

15,626

126

10.96

INVINCIBLE #87

$2.99

IMA

15,285

127

10.91

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #23 (MR)

$2.99

DC

15,222

128

10.90

BLACK PANTHER MOST DANGEROUS MAN ALIVE #528

$2.99

MAR

15,202

129

10.90

X-CLUB #2

$2.99

MAR

15,200

130

10.58

MISTER TERRIFIC #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

14,754

131

10.41

RAY #2

$2.99

DC

14,524

132

10.38

STATIC SHOCK #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

14,485

133

10.04

GAME OF THRONES #5 (MR)

$3.99

DE

13,999

134

9.93

AVENGERS 1959 #5

$2.99

MAR

13,849

135

9.85

VILLAINS FOR HIRE #2

$2.99

MAR

13,737

136

9.80

SPAWN #215

$2.99

IMA

13,676

137

9.73

MEN OF WAR #5 [*]

$3.99

DC

13,575

138

9.71

STAR WARS AGENT O/T EMPIRE IRON ECLIPSE #2

$3.50

DAR

13,549

139

9.69

DEADPOOL MAX 2 #4 (MR)

$3.99

MAR

13,511

140

9.64

DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #21

$2.99

DC

13,446

141

9.54

DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #22

$2.99

DC

13,314

142

9.42

STAND NIGHT HAS COME #6

$3.99

MAR

13,146

143

9.40

BLACKHAWKS #5 [*]

$2.99

DC

13,113

144

9.38

TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE ONGOING #1

$3.99

IDW

13,078

145

9.33

STAR TREK ONGOING #5

$3.99

IDW

13,018

146

9.33

KIRBY GENESIS #5

$3.99

DE

13,014

147

9.21

CHEW #23

$2.99

IMA

12,840

148

9.20

LOBSTER JOHNSON THE BURNING HAND #1

$3.50

DAR

12,832

149

9.19

PEANUTS #1

$3.99

BOO

12,821

150

8.69

KING CONAN PHOENIX ON THE SWORD #1

$3.50

DAR

12,120

151

8.67

GFT ALICE IN WONDERLAND #1 (MR)

$2.99

ZEN

12,098

152

8.42

WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #9 (MR)

$3.99

DE

11,747

153

8.37

AVENGERS SOLO #4

$3.99

MAR

11,675

154

8.26

ARTIFACTS #13

$3.99

IMA

11,523

155

8.26

WITCHBLADE #151

$2.99

IMA

11,518

156

8.25

GARTH ENNIS JENNIFER BLOOD #8 (MR)

$3.99

DE

11,510

157

8.22

CONAN ROAD OF KINGS #12

$3.50

DAR

11,467

158

8.14

THOR DEVIANTS SAGA #3

$3.99

MAR

11,356

159

7.93

THUNDER AGENTS VOL 2 #3

$2.99

DC

11,068

160

7.85

BPRD HELL ON EARTH RUSSIA #5

$3.50

DAR

10,951

161

7.80

VAMPIRELLA #13

$3.99

DE

10,878

162

7.58

UNWRITTEN #33 (MR)

$2.99

DC

10,570

163

7.49

INFESTATION 2 #1

$3.99

IDW

10,445

164

7.43

GI JOE VOL 2 ONGOING #9

$3.99

IDW

10,370

165

7.38

THE LONE RANGER #1

$3.99

DE

10,300

166

7.33

MORNING GLORIES #15 (MR)

$2.99

IMA

10,225

167

7.27

UNWRITTEN #33.5 (MR)

$2.99

DC

10,137

168

7.18

HELLBLAZER #287 (MR)

$2.99

DC

10,014

169

7.10

TRUE BLOOD FRENCH QUARTER #5

$3.99

IDW

9,899

170

6.99

ULTIMATE COMICS FALLOUT #4

$3.99

MAR

9,754

171

6.89

VOLTRON #2

$3.99

DE

9,610

172

6.88

WITCHBLADE #152

$2.99

IMA

9,598

173

6.84

GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #174

$3.99

IDW

9,542

174

6.80

GHOSTBUSTERS ONGOING #5

$3.99

IDW

9,490

175

6.74

GOON #37

$3.50

DAR

9,395

176

6.67

VAMPIRELLA VS DRACULA #1

$3.99

DE

9,311

177

6.65

GODZILLA KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #11

$3.99

IDW

9,274

178

6.60

FLASH GORDON ZEITGEIST #2

$3.99

DE

9,205

179

6.52

IZOMBIE #21 (MR)

$2.99

DC

9,101

180

6.42

HELLRAISER #9 (MR)

$3.99

BOO

8,960

181

6.38

SNAKE EYES ONGOING (IDW) #9

$3.99

IDW

8,902

182

6.32

COBRA ONGOING #9

$3.99

IDW

8,818

183

6.23

SWEET TOOTH #29 (MR)

$2.99

DC

8,689

184

6.17

SEVERED #6 (MR)

$2.99

IMA

8,602

185

6.16

GREEN HORNET #21

$3.99

DE

8,598

186

6.14

WHISPERS #1

$2.99

IMA

8,566

187

6.14

GODZILLA LEGENDS #3

$3.99

IDW

8,565

188

6.07

IRREDEEMABLE #33

$3.99

BOO

8,469

189

5.99

TINY TITANS #48

$2.99

DC

8,358

190

5.98

FERALS #1 (MR)

$3.99

AVA

8,340

191

5.86

THE STRAIN #2

$3.50

DAR

8,178

192

5.83

CROSSED PSYCHOPATH #7 (MR)

$3.99

AVA

8,131

193

5.82

MY GREATEST ADVENTURE #4

$3.99

DC

8,115

194

5.78

WARLORD OF MARS FALL OF BARSOOM #5

$3.99

DE

8,064

195

5.78

MEGA MAN #9

$2.99

ARC

8,060

196

5.59

YOUNG JUSTICE #12

$2.99

DC

7,791

197

5.59

STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE #4 (MR)

$2.99

IMA

7,791

198

5.54

COBRA ANNUAL 2012 ORIGIN OF COBRA COMMANDER #1

$7.99

IDW

7,734

199

5.49

RED SONJA #62

$3.99

DE

7,654

200

5.48

DOCTOR WHO ONGOING VOL 2 #13

$3.99

IDW

7,650

201

5.48

HALO FALL OF REACH INVASION #1

$3.99

MAR

7,648

202

5.47

LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #13 (MR)

$3.99

AVA

7,624

203

5.32

STEED AND MRS PEEL #1

$3.99

BOO

7,415

204

5.26

LEGION OF MONSTERS #4

$3.99

MAR

7,338

205

5.26

TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #72 (MR)

$2.95

BRO

7,332

206

5.23

ALL NEW BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #15

$2.99

DC

7,298

207

5.19

MASS EFFECT INVASION #4

$3.50

DAR

7,239

208

5.15

SONIC UNIVERSE #36

$2.99

ARC

7,189

209

5.12

KIRBY GENESIS DRAGONSBANE #1

$3.99

DE

7,135

210

5.11

NORTHLANDERS #47 (MR)

$2.99

DC

7,125

211

5.09

SIMPSONS COMICS #186

$2.99

BON

7,096

212

5.07

HACK SLASH #12 (MR)

$3.50

IMA

7,078

213

4.95

INCORRUPTIBLE #26

$3.99

BOO

6,910

214

4.86

DARK SHADOWS #3

$3.99

DE

6,774

215

4.79

SUPERNATURAL #4

$2.99

DC

6,682

216

4.74

GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS #11 (MR)

$2.99

ZEN

6,617

217

4.67

JUSTICE LEAGUE #5 COMBO PACK

$4.99

DC

6,514

218

4.66

SCALPED #55 (MR)

$2.99

DC

6,503

219

4.62

PROPHET #21

$2.99

IMA

6,445

220

4.61

QUEEN SONJA #26

$3.99

DE

6,431

221

4.59

ARTIFACTS ORIGINS ONE SHOT

$3.99

IMA

6,401

222

4.47

FATHOM BLUE DESCENT #4

$2.99

ASP

6,229

223

4.45

ORCHID #4

$3.50

DAR

6,203

224

4.38

PLANET OF THE APES #10

$3.99

BOO

6,104

225

4.25

JUSTICE LEAGUE #1

$3.99

DC

5,923

226

4.25

CREEPY COMICS #7

$4.99

DAR

5,922

227

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#1 Edited by NightFang (10055 posts) - - Show Bio

Even AQUAMAN in the top ten! Marvel most be pissed.

#2 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (7817 posts) - - Show Bio

Impressive, most impressive.

#3 Posted by Chaos Burn (1784 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, DC should have a reboot every year!

#4 Posted by jsphsmth (1136 posts) - - Show Bio

Voodoo and Captain Atom are in the danger zone.

#5 Edited by NightFang (10055 posts) - - Show Bio

@Chaos Burn said:

Wow, DC should have a reboot every year!

Don't even joke about that.

#6 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

DC still going strong it seems. Well, I suppose that was to be expected. I'm just curious if these numbers are gonna hold with all the creative teams soon to be changed with the conclusion of some of the first story arcs. Maybe, maybe not.

#7 Posted by Saren (25674 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel charges more.

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#8 Posted by BlackArmor (6141 posts) - - Show Bio

DC completely pwnd Marvel and all is right with the world

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#9 Posted by Vance Astro (91226 posts) - - Show Bio

@NightFang said:

Even AQUAMAN in the top ten! Marvel most be pissed.

They don't have any reason to be pissed.

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#10 Posted by KainScion (2973 posts) - - Show Bio

but they lost a lot of money with the ones they didnt sell, 6 titles got cancelled BAM!!

uncanny x-force should have been in top ten too.

#11 Posted by notarandomguy (316 posts) - - Show Bio

@NightFang said:

Even AQUAMAN in the top ten! Marvel most be pissed.

careful with Orin

#12 Posted by fps_dean (255 posts) - - Show Bio

@jsphsmth said:

Voodoo and Captain Atom are in the danger zone.

From what I gather, I would not worry too much about Captain Atom. I expect that to fare better in the future given where they are trying to put him on the power scale since the reboot!

@Chaos Burn said:

Wow, DC should have a reboot every year!

No, they shouldn't. But they should use the reboot to its fullest potential and focus on keeping quality up and they'll continue to do well.

#13 Posted by Saren (25674 posts) - - Show Bio

@KainScion said:

but they lost a lot of money with the ones they didnt sell, 6 titles got cancelled BAM!!

uncanny x-force should have been in top ten too.

Uh.......6 titles were always going to be cancelled and replaced with 6 new ones, that was announced long before.

Marvel's cancelled about ---what--- 6 or 7 titles in the past few months?

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#14 Posted by Danial79 (2351 posts) - - Show Bio

I only read 5 of that Top 10 :)

#15 Posted by pikahyper (12131 posts) - - Show Bio

Very impressive.

Shocking that Aquaman is that high up, I don't think any of his comics have ever done that well.

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#16 Posted by Skaddix (3114 posts) - - Show Bio

DC Crushes Marvel. Beat by Batman and Superman totally acceptable. Dominated by Aquaman though that is hard to live down.

#17 Posted by CitizenJP (597 posts) - - Show Bio

lol 4 of the top 10 are Batman comics. Awesome. No wonder you so rich Bruce Wayne!

#18 Posted by zackattack529 (1404 posts) - - Show Bio

yeeee! and 6 of the titles i read are in that top 10!

soon to be 5 after i cancel justice league.

then i think ima read a marvel title....any suggestions marvel fans??

#19 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33367 posts) - - Show Bio

That list is messed up, I can name at least 20 books that are a hundred times better than the top selling books, people need to get there heads out there asses and stop buying generic crap just because it's Marvel or DC, spread it out a little people before we lose some of these publisher that actually put out good storys.

#20 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

Not surprised, DC has really been kicking it good with the New 52.

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#21 Posted by RedOwl_1 (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

WOW Now they really have me surprised

PD: Somebody can tell me what means the [*] aside some titles?

@pikahyper said:

Very impressive.

Shocking that Aquaman is that high up, I don't think any of his comics have ever done that well.

I have to say that Geoff is doing awesomely with the series, he really returned the respect to Aquaman

@NightFang said:

Even AQUAMAN in the top ten! Marvel most be pissed.

Je je isn't bad for a underestimated guy Don't cha think?

#22 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (7835 posts) - - Show Bio

New 52 is kicking ass.

Marvel?.....Hello?

#23 Posted by Poncho (64 posts) - - Show Bio

quantity equals quality? yeah, sure

#24 Posted by zackattack529 (1404 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87: well im assumming people do read the smaller titles from image, dynamite, dark horse etc. but with all the success from the movies and cartoons and mainstream to put it simple, newer readers of the past 5-10 years have been interested in their titles. plus with the realaunch people from the smaller titles get a chance to get in on the fun. and thats with the big sales. i myself am a reader of smaller indie titles and im enjoying alotta the mainstream titles myself as well as many of my family and friends :) independent titles are aware im sure

#25 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm still amazed by Aquaman's performance. Wow, maybe he really is starting to get his "Coolness" back!

#26 Posted by Sobe Cin (599 posts) - - Show Bio

@NightFang:

Damn straight. Aquaman has been one of the best books of the new 52 by far.

#27 Posted by comicbookguy (281 posts) - - Show Bio

i find it funny how the #1 selling book is crap oh well at least aquaman is doing well.

#28 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33367 posts) - - Show Bio
@zackattack529 said:

@spiderbat87: well im assumming people do read the smaller titles from image, dynamite, dark horse etc. but with all the success from the movies and cartoons and mainstream to put it simple, newer readers of the past 5-10 years have been interested in their titles. plus with the realaunch people from the smaller titles get a chance to get in on the fun. and thats with the big sales. i myself am a reader of smaller indie titles and im enjoying alotta the mainstream titles myself as well as many of my family and friends :) independent titles are aware im sure

But stuff like OMAC is/was selling more than Invincible, pepole should be ashamed by that. The only thing I'm quite happy about is Lord of the Jungle being in the top 50 but I bet that had more to do with the book only being $1. 
#29 Posted by Sobe Cin (599 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87:

Most comic book readers started out with either DC or Marvel. They have since grown up and started reading independant companys. However companies like Dark Horse and Image aren't so much independants as much as they used to be when I was a kid.

#30 Posted by zackattack529 (1404 posts) - - Show Bio

im not really suprised aquaman is up there, everyone knew it was gonna be a big hit before plus i knew it would especially after geoff johns/ivan reis work on brightest day arc. the one im suprised is batman: dark knight. why are people still reading that tile. i havnt met a person yet who has liked that book? lol i know i didnt. and im also suprised animal man or new guardians isnt higher up there! those titles both art and story wise have been alotta fun in the past 5 issues. and if a bat title has any place up there id pick penguin over dark knight penguins story is just fantastic!! id advise everyone to read that title but either way congrats DC! :)

#31 Posted by The Stegman (24371 posts) - - Show Bio

This is kinda a dupe thread :D  kidding kidding 
 
 
Anyway I'm glad the Dc Nation is doing strong, and I can wait for the second wave!

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#32 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33367 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sobe Cin said:

@spiderbat87:

Most comic book readers started out with either DC or Marvel. They have since grown up and started reading independant companys. However companies like Dark Horse and Image aren't so much independants as much as they used to be when I was a kid.

It's not just about the independence though, people just by Marvel/DC because of name recognition and then continue to by them just because they always have, regardless of the quality of the titles, theres plenty of books that are vastly superior to 90% of what marvel/dc put out yet they get cancelled because nobody bothers to try them out. 
#33 Edited by CombatSpoon86 (832 posts) - - Show Bio

People need to realize Comic stores order alot of the top 10-20 you see today based on character recognition. Superman, Jla, Detective aren't even top notch writing. It's average writing. It's all based on recognition. I see books that deserve those top 20 spots and I see some books that don't warrant top 20 Once AvX comes out, alot of these books will be pushed down the top sales for this event. Great writing will always take a backseat to recognition characters.

#34 Posted by zackattack529 (1404 posts) - - Show Bio

@CombatSpoon86 said:

People need to realize Comic stores order alot of the top 10-20 you see today based on character recognition. Superman, Jla, Detective aren't even top notch writing. It's average writing. It's all based on recognition. I see books that deserve those top 20 spots and I see some books that don't warrant top 20 Once AvX comes out, alot of these books will be pushed down the top sales for this event. Great writing will take a backseat to recognition characters.

^^^ this, people

#35 Posted by The Poet (8336 posts) - - Show Bio

cool

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#36 Posted by Punisher007 (56 posts) - - Show Bio

At least Punisher made it to nuumberr............................ ah crap.

#37 Posted by Atomic_Punk (103 posts) - - Show Bio

Venom is so low on this list.... *Begins crying silently*

#38 Posted by WildValentine (289 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman rules the night!

#39 Posted by Joe Venom (1275 posts) - - Show Bio

wow Catwoman is only 42! that book is amazing and is easily one of my top 3

#40 Posted by VanAce (139 posts) - - Show Bio

April and May will be interesting to see. I think Marvel will gain some numbers back with AvX but the 2nd wave of new 52 will be interesting to see also on DCs side.

#41 Posted by k4tzm4n (43909 posts) - - Show Bio

I always knew Aquaman could solo the Marvel Universe :P

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#42 Posted by VioletPhoenix (300 posts) - - Show Bio

sucks to be Jurassic Park..oy..

#43 Posted by msavo (66 posts) - - Show Bio

@Joe Venom said:

wow Catwoman is only 42! that book is amazing and is easily one of my top 3

Yeah I'm really surprised by that too and Red Hood and The Outlaws being a couple spots below that.

#44 Posted by shawn87 (2095 posts) - - Show Bio

Somewhat surprised the top ten series are all DC titles. Even more surprised Superman is selling as much as it is. I'd love to see Aquaman move up higher on the list. 

#45 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33367 posts) - - Show Bio
@zackattack529 said:

@CombatSpoon86 said:

People need to realize Comic stores order alot of the top 10-20 you see today based on character recognition. Superman, Jla, Detective aren't even top notch writing. It's average writing. It's all based on recognition. I see books that deserve those top 20 spots and I see some books that don't warrant top 20 Once AvX comes out, alot of these books will be pushed down the top sales for this event. Great writing will take a backseat to recognition characters.

^^^ this, people

we have a winner
#46 Posted by VanAce (139 posts) - - Show Bio

Shame Captain Atom's sales are so low. It is a book that I enjoy. Hopefully it wont get axed if there is a 3rd wave of New 52.

#47 Posted by Mr. Kamikaze (526 posts) - - Show Bio

Voodoo not doing too hot, shame...I am actually enjoying that book. I read a majority of the 52 (stopped reading a couple, cause I was bored with them...OMAC, Men of War, Blackhawks), and while I like most of them, i haven't been in that "I MUST READ" mind frame with any but like...5 or so.

Off the top of my head: Aquaman, Justice League, Voodoo, Grifter, The Flash, Animal Man...and maybe one or two more that I can't recall.

#48 Posted by laabitres (408 posts) - - Show Bio

dc rocks!!!!!!!!!!!

#49 Posted by lagoonman (96 posts) - - Show Bio

Did i ever tell you about the time when Aquaman Out sold every single Marvel book, i call the story: the time when Aquaman out sold every single Marvel book.

#50 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1757 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm really not suprised that DC has the top 10 slot! Marvel has been going downhill more and more in the last couple of years.

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