Comics Sales 2013 – December – Surprise high and low sales report

Market report by comics historian Terry Hoknes – of
Every month Diamond Distributors reports the top 300 best selling highest ordered new comic books of the month
Retailers order new products 2 months in advance and must predict how well new comics will sell for them.
What happens every month is some titles are over-ordered and some retailers under-order.
As a stereotypical rule most retail shops will order extra heavy on all DC and Marvel titles knowing they might have potentially longer shelf life. All other smaller publishers most retailers will NOT take the same risk with financially.
Therefore the best selling comics of the year are predictably from the “big 2” publishers and the smallest print runs and books that sell out the quickest are from the smallest publishers. Continue reading “Comics Sales 2013 – December – Surprise high and low sales report”

Outliers #1 selling for $24-$49 or get it signed for $20

Our pick of the week blew up big this week. It is currently selling for $24-$49 on ebay. You can order it directly from the artist for $20 signed and with a sketch. With shipping it is $25. Continue reading “Outliers #1 selling for $24-$49 or get it signed for $20”

Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Oz Sells out print run


Grimm Fairy Tales is one of the best selling independent series ever. They have launched a ton of spin offs, some did well, some not so much. Their most recent release, GFT Presents Oz has sold out at the distributor level and will be getting a reprint. Continue reading “Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Oz Sells out print run”

Print run of Ghosted #1

With the second issue of the ongoing series Ghosted out today, and the second printing of number one, I figured it might be nice to know the print run. For a Skybound book it was less than I imagined especially since a preview ran in The Walking Dead. Continue reading “Print run of Ghosted #1”

Comics Picks of the Week for delivery 8/14/13

Each week we go over what is being released on Wednesday and give our how’s and why’s on what we think will heat up. This week is not a huge week for new series, but we do have the return of some old favorites. Continue reading “Comics Picks of the Week for delivery 8/14/13”

Diamond Comics Advanced reorder List 8/9/13

One way to tell what is going to be hot is by looking at what retailers are going back to reorder before the books ship. This list is called the Diamond Comics Advanced reorder list. It is a good indication of what books are going to be hot, and could heat up on the secondary market. Without a doubt, this weeks advanced reorder list indicates that the hot book to pick up is Continue reading “Diamond Comics Advanced reorder List 8/9/13”

SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for August 14 2013 Release Week

Terry Hoknes is our numbers guy, he is a comic book and Planet of the Apes historian, he is also owner of and writes for Invest Comics. Each week he puts out a list of sold out comic books coming out. All material printed with permission of Terry Hoknes. Continue reading “SOLD OUT New #1 Comics for August 14 2013 Release Week”

‘Kevin Keller’ #10 out today, sold out at distributor level

It’s funny some of the books that sell out and the reasons they do. Archie’s Friend Kevin Keller #10 is out today and sold out. The reason it is sold out is….

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Comics Picks of the Week shipping August 7, 2013


Each week tons of books are released, each week we pick the ones we see as having a shot of heating up on the secondary market. This week it is not hard to guess which one we are backing.
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Burn the Orphanage #1 sold out at distributor level

We ran a “buy this book” post on Friday about Burn the Orphanage #1 because the book looks to be Wednesday’s big release. Now it looks that Image comics has another sell out on its hands. Continue reading “Burn the Orphanage #1 sold out at distributor level”

Burn the Orphanage #1 buy this book


This book is going to be awesome. Hyper kinetic story by Sina Grace and Daniel Freedman. Killer Art by Sina Grace. It comes out next Wednesday and will be my pick of the week. I just got in a small batch of store variants with cover art by Brandon Graham which look killer. US readers interested leave me a comment or hit me up on $14.99 shipped for blog readers. Limit 2 per buyer.

The regular and Rob Guillory variants are up and cheap on Amazon. I do not think many people see this one coming!
Burn the Orphanage Born to Lose #1 Regular

Burn the Orphanage #1 Guillory Variant

Day Men getting Hollywood deal?

Bleeding Cool is reporting that rumors are swirling that Day Men is getting a glance from Hollywood for a possible deal. Day Men sold out quickly and is moving on to a second print.


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Chew being developed as animated series

Hollywood reporter has reported that Chew, once being developed as a Showtime TV show is being developed into an Animated TV show. John Laymen is saying that an animated show does not mean that a live action TV show is out of the works. Prices have dipped back issues lately so any news on a tv show would help the prices out. for a guy like me who is still sitting on a full run  even after prices for #1hit $400 Continue reading “Chew being developed as animated series”

Diamond Comics Advanced Reorder list 6/21/13


Sorry for getting this out late.

One way to tell what comic has heat to it is seeing what retailers are ordering. The Diamond Comics Advanced reorder list shows what retailers are increasing their orders on before the books come out. A lot of books on the list tend to be new books retailers are being asked about or second issues that retailers enjoyed success with selling the first issue. So without further ado, this week’s advanced reorders. Continue reading “Diamond Comics Advanced Reorder list 6/21/13”