Valiant Top Seller After Marvel/DC

#1 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34359 posts) - - Show Bio

Top 300 Comics – November 2012

Average copies sold by publisher

  1. Marvel (68 comics): 47,373 copies per title
  2. DC (81 comics): 31,832 per title
  3. Valiant (5 comics): 15,965 copies per title
  4. IDW (29 comics): 12,641 copies per title
  5. Image (34 comics): 12,556 copies per title
  6. Dark Horse (25 comics): 10,056 copies per title
  7. Dynamic Forces (25 comics): 10,022 copies per title
  8. Boom (13 comics): 8,830 copies per title
  9. United Plankton (1 comic): 7,629 copies per title
  10. Broadsword (1 comic): 7,173 copies per title
  11. Avatar (3 comics): 7,112 copies per title
  12. Bongo (3 comics): 6,269 copies per title
  13. Zenescope (8 comics): 6,040 copies per title
  14. Archie (3 comics): 5,681 copies per title
  15. Oni (1 comic): 4,731 copies per title

Valiant Comics is Number 3 Publisher! (At least by one metric)

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#2 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34359 posts) - - Show Bio

bump

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#3 Posted by TDK_1997 (15085 posts) - - Show Bio

It looks like that I am going to start reading Bloodshot.

#4 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34359 posts) - - Show Bio

@TDK_1997: Why Bloodshot over the others? Just curious.

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#5 Posted by TDK_1997 (15085 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous: I saw some pictures from the book and it looked amazing and also I love the story of the character.

#6 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34359 posts) - - Show Bio

@TDK_1997: I think you should get #1 of all the books to see what you like the most, you may not want to pick them all up but I guarantee you will like them all

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#7 Posted by TDK_1997 (15085 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous: That's also a solution.I also like how X-O Manowar looks like.

#8 Posted by k4tzm4n (51158 posts) - - Show Bio
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#9 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34359 posts) - - Show Bio

@TDK_1997 said:

@Jonny_Anonymous: That's also a solution.I also like how X-O Manowar looks like.

What kind of books to you generally like?

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#10 Posted by TimeLordScience (1302 posts) - - Show Bio

That's awesome. I really like Harbinger and Shadowman has been pretty cool.

#11 Posted by TDK_1997 (15085 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@TDK_1997 said:

@Jonny_Anonymous: That's also a solution.I also like how X-O Manowar looks like.

What kind of books to you generally like?

Dark and broody.More brutal stuff.I

#12 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (34359 posts) - - Show Bio

@TDK_1997 said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@TDK_1997 said:

@Jonny_Anonymous: That's also a solution.I also like how X-O Manowar looks like.

What kind of books to you generally like?

Dark and broody.More brutal stuff.I

In that case I think you will really like Bloodshot, X-O and Harbinger and maybe Shadowman. If I HAD to compare each Valiant title to other books it would be like this:

Bloodshot - Wolverine/Punisher

Shadowman - JLD/Swamp Thing/Animal Man

Harbinger - X-Force/New Mutants

Archer & Armstrong - Deadpool & Cable

X-O Manowar - I'm not entirely sure, it's not really got a comparison

Not to say these books are exactly the same or anything but I think fans of one would enjoy the other

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#13 Posted by TDK_1997 (15085 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@TDK_1997 said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@TDK_1997 said:

@Jonny_Anonymous: That's also a solution.I also like how X-O Manowar looks like.

What kind of books to you generally like?

Dark and broody.More brutal stuff.I

In that case I think you will really like Bloodshot, X-O and Harbinger and maybe Shadowman. If I HAD to compare each Valiant title to other books it would be like this:

Bloodshot - Wolverine/Punisher

Shadowman - JLD/Swamp Thing/Animal Man

Harbinger - X-Force/New Mutants

Archer & Armstrong - Deadpool & Cable

X-O Manowar - I'm not entirely sure, it's not really got a comparison

Not to say these books are exactly the same or anything but I think fans of one would enjoy the other

I will definitely check out Bloodshot and X-O Manowar and with your comparision I will try to check out the others also.

#14 Posted by SUNMAN (7265 posts) - - Show Bio

I strongly recommend everyone pick up Shadowman great book

#15 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34359 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n: I thought you would be interested to know that the Landlord Bro from Hawkeye is actually the Valiant Chief Editor Warren Simons

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#16 Posted by k4tzm4n (51158 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jonny_Anonymous: Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?! If I get a chance to meet him I'll have to ask about that!
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#17 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34359 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n: Yea he's good friends with David Aja and Fraction because he used to be the editor on Immortal Iron Fist

@TDK_1997: The best I can come up with for X-O is if Conan the Barbarian found an Iron Man armor and went to war against the Skrulls

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#18 Posted by TDK_1997 (15085 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous: LOL

#19 Edited by moondogy42 (48 posts) - - Show Bio

After buying archer and Armstrong along with x-o i was thinking,man i hope valiant last long and doesn't have a repeat of bad news.

@TDK_1997:I always saw archer as cho and armstrong as herc

#20 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34359 posts) - - Show Bio

@moondogy42 said:

After buying archer and Armstrong along with x-o i was thinking,man i hope valiant last long and doesn't have a repeat of bad news.

@TDK_1997:I always saw archer as cho and armstrong as herc

Yea that's a good comparison also

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#21 Posted by TDK_1997 (15085 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous: I started reading Bloodshot and so far I am on the 4th issue and it is just amazing.THe character just look awesome and the action is something I like,brutal.

#22 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34359 posts) - - Show Bio

@TDK_1997 said:

@Jonny_Anonymous: I started reading Bloodshot and so far I am on the 4th issue and it is just amazing.THe character just look awesome and the action is something I like,brutal.

good, I'm glad you like it now spread the word lol

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#23 Posted by TDK_1997 (15085 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@TDK_1997 said:

@Jonny_Anonymous: I started reading Bloodshot and so far I am on the 4th issue and it is just amazing.THe character just look awesome and the action is something I like,brutal.

good, I'm glad you like it now spread the word lol

Will do!

#24 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34359 posts) - - Show Bio

@TDK_1997 said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@TDK_1997 said:

@Jonny_Anonymous: I started reading Bloodshot and so far I am on the 4th issue and it is just amazing.THe character just look awesome and the action is something I like,brutal.

good, I'm glad you like it now spread the word lol

Will do!

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#25 Posted by TDK_1997 (15085 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous: I'm about to do a thread about what I think for Bloodshot.

#26 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34359 posts) - - Show Bio

@TDK_1997: nice, I'll check it out

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#27 Posted by TDK_1997 (15085 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous: My thread is ready!http://www.comicvine.com/valiant/57-485/thoughts-on-bloodshot/92-736131/

#28 Edited by SmashBrawler (5978 posts) - - Show Bio

That's fantastic news.

#29 Posted by Brazen_Intellect (1144 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not a fan of the Valiant line, but it's always good to see the smaller publishers have success.

#30 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34359 posts) - - Show Bio

@Brazen_Intellect: What don't you like about it?

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#31 Posted by Brazen_Intellect (1144 posts) - - Show Bio

It's not that I think they are terrible, but none of the tiles or characters really caught my interest. You should note this is based on the original run and not the new one, I have not read any of them yet based on my lack of interest in the prior run. If you think any of the current ones are exceptionally better than the old ones let me know and I might check them out.

#32 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34359 posts) - - Show Bio

@Brazen_Intellect: Well I'v never read any of the old runs before but all 5 of the new books are great with X-O Manowar, Harbinger and Bloodshot being the best. Shadowman will catch up but it's only had two issues so far.

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#33 Posted by Brazen_Intellect (1144 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous:

Maybe I'll give them a shot, something to fill the Marvel books I keep dropping

#34 Posted by turoksonofstone (13200 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n said:

indeed.

#35 Posted by turoksonofstone (13200 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

Top 300 Comics – November 2012

Average copies sold by publisher

  1. Marvel (68 comics): 47,373 copies per title
  2. DC (81 comics): 31,832 per title
  3. Valiant (5 comics): 15,965 copies per title
  4. IDW (29 comics): 12,641 copies per title
  5. Image (34 comics): 12,556 copies per title
  6. Dark Horse (25 comics): 10,056 copies per title
  7. Dynamic Forces (25 comics): 10,022 copies per title
  8. Boom (13 comics): 8,830 copies per title
  9. United Plankton (1 comic): 7,629 copies per title
  10. Broadsword (1 comic): 7,173 copies per title
  11. Avatar (3 comics): 7,112 copies per title
  12. Bongo (3 comics): 6,269 copies per title
  13. Zenescope (8 comics): 6,040 copies per title
  14. Archie (3 comics): 5,681 copies per title
  15. Oni (1 comic): 4,731 copies per title

Valiant Comics is Number 3 Publisher! (At least by one metric)

Dark Horse produces quality just like Valiant shame IDW is somehow doing better.

#36 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34359 posts) - - Show Bio

@Brazen_Intellect said:

@Jonny_Anonymous:

Maybe I'll give them a shot, something to fill the Marvel books I keep dropping

yea give some of them a go

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#37 Posted by rasx (242 posts) - - Show Bio

VALIANT already reads like an alternate Marvel universe, done right.

#38 Posted by Twentyfive (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

With books like Harbinger, A&A, and Shadowman? Is it any question that they are selling so well?

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