#1 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (5558 posts) - - Show Bio

Hi Everyone.

The sales figures for July 2013 are in, so here is the top 50:

Comic-book TitleIssuePricePublisherEst. sales
1Superman Unchained2$3.99DC165,754
2Batman22$3.99DC132,047
3Guardians of Galaxy5$3.99Marvel110,372
4Justice League22$3.99DC110,194
5Batman Annual2$4.99DC101,726
6Batman Superman2$3.99DC92,558
7Justice League of America6$3.99DC86,192
8Superior Spider-Man13$3.99Marvel81,678
9Superior Spider-Man14$3.99Marvel80,839
10Superior Spider-Man Team Up1$3.99Marvel76,959
11All New X-Men14$3.99Marvel74,848
12Walking Dead112$2.99Image72,975
13Avengers16$3.99Marvel72,842
14Hunger1$3.99Marvel70,835
15Uncanny X-Men8$3.99Marvel70,274
16Uncanny Avengers10$3.99Marvel68,768
17Avengers15$3.99Marvel68,472
18Avengers AI1$2.99Marvel68,130
19Uncanny X-Men9$3.99Marvel67,338
20X-Men3$3.99Marvel65,270
21Detective Comics22$3.99DC63,949
22Green Lantern22$2.99DC62,415
23Justice League Dark22*$3.99DC61,465
24Superior Foes of Spider-Man1$2.99Marvel61,413
25New Avengers8$3.99Marvel58,044
26Batman And Catwoman22$2.99DC57,808
27Thanos Rising4$3.99Marvel57,460
28All New Fathom1$1.00Aspen54,379
29Deadpool Kills Deadpool1$2.99Marvel53,066
30Batman Incorporated12$2.99DC52,595
31Detective Comics Annual2$4.99DC52,245
32Batman Incorporated13$2.99DC51,558
33Batman 661$3.99DC50,430
34Superior Carnage1$3.99Marvel48,053
35Batman The Dark Knight22$2.99DC47,096
36Deadpool13$2.99Marvel47,006
37Thor God of Thunder10$3.99Marvel46,204
38Aquaman22$2.99DC45,653
39Indestructible Hulk10$3.99Marvel45,531
40Indestructible Hulk11$3.99Marvel45,241
41Action Comics22$3.99DC44,861
42East of West4$3.50Image43,228
43Superman22$2.99DC42,961
44Wolverine And X-Men33$3.99Marvel42,269
45Green Lantern Corps22$2.99DC42,194
46Nightwing22$2.99DC42,073
47Earth 214$2.99DC42,022
48Star Wars7$2.99Dark Horse41,611
49Savage Wolverine7$3.99Marvel40,946
50Hawkeye12$2.99Marvel40,837

For the full list, visit: http://www.comichron.com/monthlycomicssales/2013/2013-07.html

Scarlotte.

#2 Edited by Dark_Guyver (2078 posts) - - Show Bio

DC really taking a lot of the top spots! Thanks for the post.

#3 Posted by nintendork666 (265 posts) - - Show Bio

It's continually disappointing that Daredevil, Venom, and Scarlet Spider don't sell better than they do.

Also I never would've guessed that Image's Revival outsells Dark Horse's Angel & Faith. I love both books, it's just an unexpected result.

#4 Edited by lilben42 (2487 posts) - - Show Bio

Glad to see Superman still taking the top spot.

#5 Edited by Lvenger (16075 posts) - - Show Bio

Glad to see Unchained taking top spot. But it's disappointing to see quality books underselling as their creative originality is miles ahead of most bigger selling books.

#6 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (27578 posts) - - Show Bio

Guardians of the Galaxy? Really?

#7 Edited by Thedarklordpandamonium (4825 posts) - - Show Bio
#8 Edited by Dm225 (289 posts) - - Show Bio

@nintendork666: Yes, how something like Thunderbolts outsells Scarlet Spider will never fail to baffle me.

#9 Edited by blkson (785 posts) - - Show Bio
#10 Posted by ccraft (3962 posts) - - Show Bio

IDW's TMNT series deserves to be in the top 50

UGH! >:l

#11 Posted by PeppeyHare (4310 posts) - - Show Bio

How are Hawkeye, Daredevil, and Scarlet Spider so low? BUY THESE BOOKS

#12 Edited by Wolverine08 (27093 posts) - - Show Bio

Savage Wolverine had a huge drop. DAMN.

#13 Posted by CaptainHoopla (613 posts) - - Show Bio

It deeply saddens me that not a single Valiant title can crack the top 50.

#14 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (5558 posts) - - Show Bio

Savage Wolverine had a huge drop. DAMN.

Was there something special about #6? It sold about 17,000 more copies than #5, and about 19,000 more than #7.

#15 Posted by THEOCITYLEGEND (1099 posts) - - Show Bio

Unchained dropped by like 100 000 issues lol. The mega drop that happens after the first couple of issues of a comic is always funny.

#16 Edited by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks again for the sales update -- I had no idea GotG was so popular, lol.

Some of my faves are dropping lower and lower. :/

#17 Posted by AlKusanagi (551 posts) - - Show Bio

Rocket Raccoon = Marvel's new icon!

#18 Posted by SandMan_ (4526 posts) - - Show Bio

GOTG? Seriously?

#19 Posted by The Stegman (20841 posts) - - Show Bio

Pfft, why people like a talking space tree and raccoon with a jet pack is beyond me.

#20 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (5558 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis: Which favourites are dropping?

#21 Posted by knighthood (1693 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm curious how these DC titles would do without Batman or Superman. They rely way too much on those two dudes.

#22 Edited by jesusdisciple001 (541 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow ppl need 2 buy valiant more

#23 Posted by TheFirstLantern (1379 posts) - - Show Bio

How is GOTG up there. So many quality books that are so low though

#24 Posted by Bierschneeman (3304 posts) - - Show Bio

umm should I be reading Guardians ot Galaxy?

Its outselling all the other Marvel Comics by leaps and bounds and its on issue 5 which means it can't be "first issue padding"

#25 Posted by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis: Which favourites are dropping?

Savage Wolverine is one (I think the numbers are because Elektra and Spider Man - as in Peter Parker Spider Man) had a special appearance) and there is X-Men which dropped two places and Hawkeye is staying at #50 but it still is making me nervous. :/

Conan the Barbarian is another from Dark Horse is another plus Thor God of Thunder but Nova dropped ten spots. O_O I really like that book, I am surprised people aren't supporting it.

Young Avengers dropped more then ten spots. :/

umm should I be reading Guardians ot Galaxy?

Its outselling all the other Marvel Comics by leaps and bounds and its on issue 5 which means it can't be "first issue padding"

I was never a fan before but as a new reader, I am really enjoying it (for a Bendis book). Granted, I'm not attached to any of the characters before so I don't really know if he is doing previous renditions of them justice, but all in all -- it's a fun book. Plus, you have Angela (A Neil Gaiman owned character) popping in which carries with it its own hype.

#26 Posted by kriminal (590 posts) - - Show Bio

wow my top 2 books aren't even in the top 50. captain America and tmnt

#27 Posted by Mercy_ (92096 posts) - - Show Bio

I guess I was hoping that Gambit would pick up after the news of its cancellation, if only as an f-you. No such luck.

Surprised at how low Lazarus is on that list, although the numbers are really good - especially for something coming from outside the Big Two. It's an AMAZING book. Everybody should give at least the first two issues a shot. Seriously, amazing.

Look at the numbers, though. It's selling over 40K and the Marvel danger zone is the low 20K range. Besides, it's Fraction and it's also an Eisner nominated/winning book. And tends to make #1 on the NY Times graphic novel bestseller list

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#28 Edited by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

@mercy_:

That is true, I feel much better, although I agree about Gambit -- I was hoping the same thing, numbers-wise. :/ I am still in denial over it - what a fantastic book.

#29 Edited by Fallschirmjager (11681 posts) - - Show Bio

I wonder how much the upcoming movie is influencing GotG sales - have they been high consistently or are readers just trying to informs themselves for the upcoming movie?

Otherwise they look normal as far as the top 10 is concerned. Batman, Superman and the Justice League with most of the spots and Spiderman rounding it out.

#30 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (5558 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis: At least the actual number of copies sold isn't dropping too dramatically for most of them. X-Men dropping 8,000 copies seems kind of steep though.

#31 Edited by i_like_swords (7884 posts) - - Show Bio

I wonder how much the upcoming movie is influencing GotG sales - have they been high consistently or are readers just trying to informs themselves for the upcoming movie?

I've been reading Guardians (Marvel Now) before I even heard about the movie. So there's one example of a reader who wasn't influenced by the movie.

umm should I be reading Guardians ot Galaxy?

Yes. It's a quality book.

How is GOTG up there. So many quality books that are so low though

@sandman_ said:

GOTG? Seriously?

Guardians of the Galaxy? Really?

Did it ever occur to you that GotG is actually a good book?

Wow ppl need 2 buy valiant more

Agreed

#32 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (27578 posts) - - Show Bio

@i_like_swords: No because Bendis has no idea how to write those characters or a cosmic book

#33 Edited by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

@i_like_swords: No because Bendis has no idea how to write those characters or a cosmic book

As someone who has no real knowledge of the characters beforehand, I have no idea where Bendis has deviated which is a good thing.

#34 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (27578 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@i_like_swords: No because Bendis has no idea how to write those characters or a cosmic book

As someone who has no real knowledge of the characters beforehand, I have no idea where Bendis has deviated which is a good thing.

Yea it's kind of like with a lot of Bendis's books, if you have no knowlage of the characters beforehand you'll probably enjoy it but if your a fan already you wont appreciate the bad characterisation

#35 Edited by i_like_swords (7884 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@i_like_swords: No because Bendis has no idea how to write those characters or a cosmic book

As someone who has no real knowledge of the characters beforehand, I have no idea where Bendis has deviated which is a good thing.

Yeah.. same here. I had read a very minimal amount of GotG stuff before Bendis' run and it's been great.

#36 Posted by Husk (285 posts) - - Show Bio

so.. based on numbers... is Katana being cancelled soon?

#37 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (5558 posts) - - Show Bio

@husk said:

so.. based on numbers... is Katana being cancelled soon?

Maybe. It's said that anything that consistently sells under 20,000 copies will be in danger of being cancelled, and Katana's been in that danger area since #2.

But DC do sometime make exceptions to the under 20,000 thing. Batwing has been selling under 20,000 since #12, and in July only sold 12,062 copies, and yet it's scheduled to run to at least #25.

So if DC really want Katana to continue, they might ignore the numbers and keep it going. Though if we look at what happened with Batwing, they might replace Katana in her own series with someone close to Batman to try and bring in more sales.

#38 Posted by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis said:

@jonny_anonymous said:

@i_like_swords: No because Bendis has no idea how to write those characters or a cosmic book

As someone who has no real knowledge of the characters beforehand, I have no idea where Bendis has deviated which is a good thing.

Yea it's kind of like with a lot of Bendis's books, if you have no knowlage of the characters beforehand you'll probably enjoy it but if your a fan already you wont appreciate the bad characterisation

Yes, exactly.

Yeah.. same here. I had read a very minimal amount of GotG stuff before Bendis' run and it's been great.

Yep. Plus, I am fairly ignorant of Iron Man as well, so it;s working out great for me all around, lol.

#39 Edited by sagejonathan (1649 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. I didn't think Valaint sold so little! When the Thor Movie Prelude sells more than an Issue of Harbinger, there's a serious problem. Support them!
  2. GotG is much higher than expected.
#40 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (5558 posts) - - Show Bio

@sagejonathan: I think people are more likely to buy what they know rather than what might be a superior product. I've heard good things about Valiant recently.

#41 Edited by sagejonathan (1649 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: Well that's the case with most things, but it's a shame how so many people aren't willing to try anything new at all. That applies to more things beyond the comic book industry too :/

#42 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (5558 posts) - - Show Bio

@sagejonathan: That's true I suppose.

Money is probably an important factor in it. If you're limited in how many titles you can afford, and I can see why a person would lean towards familiar things. Like I'm only reading Marvel and DC at the moment, but if I had more money, I'd probably be more inclined to look into other things.

Certain creators would be able to tempt me into indie stuff though. I'll be reading Pretty Deadly when it comes out, as I like Kelly Sue DeConnick.

#43 Posted by sagejonathan (1649 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: Yah, I've definitely been in that position where I want to read another indie book but I don't want to spend the money, but I know there are countless readers that read mainstream stuff that they hate and keep reading it. They could use that on other books. Oh well, that's just the way people are. I'll keep on promoting Valiant every time though!

#44 Posted by TheArtOfRuin (135 posts) - - Show Bio

@thefirstlantern: aren't they making a movie on GotG? I'm wondering if maybe that's why more people are picking it up

#45 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (5558 posts) - - Show Bio

I wonder if we've had the cancellation number wrong all this time. It was said to be under 20,000, but Venom didn't quite go so low, and it's gone.


#46 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (5558 posts) - - Show Bio