Looks like IDW had a couple of recent releases that did pretty well. IDW was proud to announce that their book ‘Half Past Danger’ #1 and 2 are sold out at the distributor level and would be going back for a second printing. The second book came out last week. This had previously been one of our picks of the week. The print run on number 1 was fairly small for a new book at only 8,500 copies.
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Joe Hill’s Locke and Key comic book has been optioned for a movie according to The Hollywood Reporter. The book follows a widow and her three children who move to an old family home controlled by mysterious keys that open doors that have supernatural powers.
The book had previously been optioned for a tv show for Fox but was passed over due to budget restraints and other reasons. The original miniseries already sell at a premium but grab and hold until the news spreads and prices increase further.
So DC is doing their road show to promote their upcoming books, including the new Sandman book. As a promo, they gave out Superman Unchained #1 3d variant. This isn’t like the old school needing glasses 3d from the past, instead thy are using new 3d lenticular technology. This is the same type cover coming up on their villains month books.
Within hours of the book being given out, one copy sold for over $400. If you can sweet talk your local retailer into letting theirs go, or they have one going for a decent price, this one would be worth picking up and flipping.
Boom Studios has announced that Six Gun Gorilla, which was released this past Wednesday, has sold out. It sold out within 24 hours. It sold out at the distributor level which means it can still be found in stores. It is going back for a second printing.
I will admit that the past couple of reorder lists have been fairly boring. Not too much for speculators to pick through. The past through weeks have been cock full of Tpbs and hard covers which I usually gloss over or leave out all together. This months is different. The advanced reorder list is what retailers are stocking up on before the issues are released. They may have heard speculation, have had people asking about books, or had the previous issue sell well or sell out.
This weeks list sees some new books (which look to sell out) and major cross over books.
Reprinted with permission from Terry Hoknes of www.hoknescomics.com. Terry also writes for Investcomics.
BEST SELLING COMICS in a world without DC and Marvel – report by Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com
Marvel & DC have always dominated the market and basically you could say “own” the comic industry. So lets analyze the best selling comics WITHOUT any Marvel/DC titles included. This will give us a better perception of how well the other publishers sell and what titles and characters actually compete with Marvel/DC sales numbers. After reading this chart you may have a new appreciation for the smaller publishers who bring a wider and unique variety of titles to our comic shops each week.
MAY 2013 best selling comics chart.
Lets erase the 79 DC and 74 Marvel titles and see what the “other” best selling comics were!
Only 9 comics ranked in the Top 100 and these are the 9 high profile comics of the month that truly had a buzz.
Walking Dead returned back to #1 yet again. Ten Grand #1 from Image had a super strong showing with 2 different regular covers. The power of Star Wars is continually strong as sales hold steady on #5. Regular Show #1 had 6 regular covers which helped print orders making Boom’s biggest selling comic ever. Girl power was strong yet again with My Little Pony #7. The original creator of TMNT returned to the comic after many years creating a “first” of sorts. This boosted sales way up the list. Charismagic had a high print run as it was priced at only $1.00 Image Bounce #1 had decent orders but very small compared to Ten Grand. The hype of the very first Sesame Street comic ever encouraged all retailers to really take a chance on this one based on the 1970 TV series with 5 different regular covers. 6 of the 9 comics ranked high due to being a “first” of sorts.
Only 9 comics made the top 100 but 60 made the top 200 showing that there is a lot of support for indie publishers but mostly in the 10,000 to 20,000 range whereas Marvel/DC average orders are double that.
The team that brought you ‘Couples Retreat,’ Vince Vaughn and Peter Billingsley are set to turn Image Comics Graphic Novel ‘Term Life’ into a film according to Hollywood reporter, See the original article here. A quick check of eBay shows there are no copies selling in the US. Amazon shows quiet a few for sale below cover price.On Amazon for around $12.
Story description from Amazon: If Nick Barrow can stay alive for 21 days he’ll die happy! Everyone Nick knows wants him dead; Mob bosses, contract killers, and dirty cops. Performing the last act of a desperate man, Nick takes out a million dollar insurance policy on himself, payable to his estranged daughter. The problem? The policy doesn’t take effect for 21 days… and Nick knows they’ll be lucky to be alive for twenty-one hours!
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