Bleeding Cool broke the story, and Rob Liefeld confirmed, that Fox will be x-panding (sorry) their X-Men movie universe with X-Force. Official announcement to come at SDCC.
Magic 8-ball says, “looking good.” News will be released Moday that ‘Todd, the Ugliest Kid on Earth’ may be coming to tv. Looks like a deal is in the works and the creative team will be releasing the scoop soon. ‘Todd’ is an Image Comics series that had good initial buzz and saw a price jump shortly after the first issue sold out. Then the second issue sold out. We will have full news once we get the update on Monday about the when’s and where’s.
Todd the Ugliest Kid on Earth #1 is
available on Amazon but copies have been snatched up fast.
Terry Hoknes of www.hoknescomics.com and www.investcomics.com does great articles looking at the numbers of books sold, and sold out. Here is his list of every first issue printed thus far in 2013.
The first column is the comics rank for the month for #1 issues. The second column is its overall
EVERY #1 ISSUE OF 2013 – All new comic book series debuted this year and sales stats
Report by Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com
The following massive chart is to be a basic index to all the new comic series that debut each month. Its a quick look at the most ordered and best selling #1 issues of every single month plus a great reference to look back at and see what comics are likely to be future hot books. As we all know the industry has always invested the most in #1 first issues So now you have a list of all of them at your fingertips showing their print runs. This list also includes one-shots, Annual #1′s and #0′s as well.
The first column is the comics rank for the month for #1 issues. The second column is its overall rank for all comics that month.
so far this year Marvel has had the #1 ranking #1 issue of the month 4 out of 6 times.
Jupiters Legacy and Walking Dead: Governors Special are the only #1 issues non-DC/Marvel to sell over 50,000 copies.
Only 13 #1 issues so far this year had sales of over 100,000 copies.
Only 3 #1 issues so far this year had sales of over 200,000 copies
Top Selling #1 issues so far of 2013 (plus how many copies Diamond still has in inventory as of today)
1 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 311,000 – Diamond has 3,500 copies left
2 SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1 251,456 – Diamond 22,000 copies left
3 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1 211,000 – Diamond 1,000 copies left
4 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1 188,000 – Diamond 0 copies left
5 UNCANNY X-MEN #1 177,000 – Diamond 1,800 copies left
6 X-MEN #1 177,000 – Diamond 0 copies left
7 AGE OF ULTRON #1 174,000 – Diamond 1,200 copies left
8 BATMAN SUPERMAN #1 143,457 – Diamond 15,700 copies left
9 WOLVERINE #1 117,000 – Diamond 1,800 copies left
10 NEW AVENGERS #1 116,000 – Diamond 0 copies left
11 THANOS RISING #1 114,000 – Diamond 0 copies left
12 JUPITERS LEGACY #1 105,000 – Diamond 0 copies left
13 SAVAGE WOLVERINE #1 102,000 – Diamond 100 copies left
We had previously mentioned Wild Blue Yonder #1 from IDW had sold out. It is a fantastic new creator owned book that deals with a post-apocalyptic world where the people have moved to the skys and are living on air craft. The bad guys are searching for a legendary air ship called the Wild Blue Yonder which runs without gas.
Now, issue number 2 has sold out at the distributor level two weeks before it’s release. The print run is a measly 5,350 issues, way less than the first issue. This could be the book to pick up when it is released.
Wild Blue Yonder #1 (Regular Cover)
- Wild Blue Yonder #1 sells out at distributor level before release (comicsheatingup.wordpress.com)
Dynamite comics is proud to announce that Red Sonja #1 written by Gail Simone has sold out. It is sold out at the distributor level which means the copies your local comic shop have are all the first print copies they will get. A second print is coming. The print run for the first issue was 35,000 copies.
Well it does not take long some days, but East of West #4 which featured an variant with a blank cover is already going for 2x what it sold for on the stands today. Collectors snatched these up as quickly as they were put out and they have already sold through at a premium. Copies that were sold at cover price on eBay quickly sold out.
Every week a ton of new books come out. Every week we put out our picks for what we think will be hot and why. Let us know what you think will be big this week. And trust me this is a big week for new releases.
Continue reading “Comics picks of the week for 7/10/13”
Under the Dome is a new tv show produced by Brian K. Vaughn, yup that BKV. It is pretty good. It is based on a Stephen King short story, but looks a lot like the similar themed Girls comic by the Luna Bros. New episodes are being put up on Amazon each week. Continue reading “Sunday freeby ‘Under The Dome’ episodes on Amazon”
A great way to see what has some heat behind it is the Diamond Comic’s Advanced Reorder list. This list is comprised of the most re-ordered comics before they are released. These books might have been reordered due to a new story line, the previous issue selling well, a new series with chatter behind it, or with Green Lantern, free rings. It is a good tool some weeks to pick up on what will be hot coming to stores is the coming weeks. So without further ado, this week’s list:
One thing that has been a constant for some comic collectors is hot chicks in small outfits on covers sell well. No company does this better than Zenescope. They put out titles that are wrapped in beautifully rendered scantily clad women and the fans buy the books quickly. The racier the cover the better they sell. When you add in the covers are often very limited, you have a great money making opportunity on the secondary market.
Continue reading “The Art of Zenescope Limited Edition Hardcover flip”
Looks like we will finally find out what really is #whatsnext.
www.bleedingcool.com; has a bunch of stories about the news coming out of Image Expo which is being held today. The biggest news is that ‘The Walking Dead’ is going bi-weekly for seven months for the upcoming story line ‘All Out War.’ The bi-monthly shipping starts in October with issue 115.
Other highlights include ‘Velvet’ from Steve Epting and Ed Brubaker (Death of Captain America and Winter Soldier story lines.) ‘Alone’ by J. Michael Straczynski and Bill Sienkeiwicz. He will also be doing ‘Dream Police’ with Mike Deodato and ‘Lost Souls’ with Colleen Doran.
Mark Millar announced a new book titled ‘MPH’. It states that he is looking to do a unified super-hero line for Image.
Here is my shops weekly report for this week.
It contains A LOT of recycled information because it’s weekly & the market doesn’t change that fast.
Enjoy it. Don’t take it too seriously.
The Diamond Comics Advanced reorder list is a great tool for looking at what books could be potentially hot. This list compiles the top 25 most reorder comics before they are distributed. These books could be soon to be released ones that are getting a lot of people asking about the in their local comic shops, books that are getting talked about on the boards. They could also be books that the past issue or couple of issues sold well and now the retailers are scrambling to fill the demand for future issues. Needless to say it is a good peek at what has buzz behind it.
So, here is the Diamond Comics Advanced reorder list for 6/28/13: Continue reading “Diamond Comics Advanced Reorder list 6/28/13”
Wow, good two weeks for new comics selling out. We have mentioned ‘X-Files #1’, ‘Wild Blue Yonder #1’ and ‘Half Past Danger 1&2’ have sold out quickly. Now, it looks Like Dynamite Entertainment is getting in on the action.