Friday, October 10, 2008

Ultimate Comics Walk-Up Sales For Oct 1st, 2008

From Lee Newman of Ultimate Comics, the list of top-selling books at one of their locations in North Carolina for what was released on 10/1/08. Pull lists are not included, as this is meant to capture what is being bought off the shelf.

1. Batman #680

2. No Hero #1

3. Four Eyes #1

4. Terror Titans #1

5. Supergirl #4

6. Boys #23

7. Civil War: House of M #2

8. Nightwing #149

9. Trinity #18

10. Justice League of America #25

some commentary...

Batman - regardless of whether or not it makes any sense, people want to find out if he is really gonna die.

No Hero had the highest pre-order subscription number of any book we have ever sold (that wasn't a continuing volume, in other words discount JLA vol x and New Avengers). Black Summer must have struck a chord.

Four Eyes... a good retailer not only spies the next big thing, but makes it the next best thing by actively recommending it. The success of this book is a testimony to passionate recommendations.

Civil War: House of M - the list is compiled from sales at the new 9th street location in Durham... what is funny is that the store never sold a single copy of issue one which came out after it opened. WEIRD.

Nightwing is living a relatively popular life from crossover appeal. For all you who say you are tired of crossovers... people still buy the big events and tie ins more than anything else.

Trinity #18 - this book is turning around, it still has a long way to go to the numbers we saw with Countdown (yes it was a successful book for us), but since the Anti-matter Earth story started and the book got interesting... it has picked up.

Gotta say, seeing JLA on the bottom of that list is a bit surprising, despite my current opinion of the title. I guess more of the diehards are sticking with it than the casual readers of the book.

I wonder where Batman & Nightwing shelf sales will be after RIP.

Terror Titans being that highly ranked is a bit of a shocker.

Very nice to see books like No Hero, The Boys and Four Eyes garnering that much interest, regardless of who is responsible for the performance.


  1. Supergirl at #5 really?!?!? Really? I guess with the whole connecting up with the other Superman books might be helping the sales. And The Boys #23 was awesome cause Darick Robertson knows the comic book shop owner that I go to, so the skinny guy with blond hair in the first two pages is a friend of mine, same goes for the other guy he works at the shop also. All very cool.

  2. @ CHris... That's pretty cool. In Marvel 1985, the shop is our Chapel Hill Location and the guy running the book is my Brother... Tommy Lee Edwards is a customer...
    For those who are wondering issue 6will be late.


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