Friday, October 24, 2008

Ultimate Comics Walk-Up Sales For Oct 15th, 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 10/15/08. Pull lists are not included, as this is meant to capture what is being bought off the shelf.

  1. Presidential Materials: Barack Obama
  2. Amazing Spider-Man #573
  3. Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #2
  4. Final Crisis: Rogue's Revenge #3
  5. Presidential Materials: Flip Book
  6. Amazing Spider-Man #573 Stephen Colbert Variant
  7. Ultimate Origins #5
  8. Presidential Materials: John McCain
  9. Scooby Doo #137
  10. Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen Special #1

Presidential Material - JUGGERNAUT!!!! Yay, unfortunately this will slow down as I will not be reordering any more, the time is past. If I could guarantee delivery and sales for before the election I would, but to reorder at this point would be fiscally irresponsible (editor's note: did political debate talking points slip in here?)

Amazing-Spiderman - Despite what the interwebs say, when you take Peter Parker put him in his proper setting and thro in Venom and the Green Goblin to boot, he sells comics. Since the Colbert variant was a seperately ordered item all together we had ample quantities and I tracked as if it were another title.

Final Crisis Tie-Ins, these are the best of the bunch and written by Johns, none of the others perform as well. Wonder why that is?

Scooby Doo - Kid's books, if you buy them, they will come. This one often makes the top ten as does Tiny Titans. Now if I could just convince more kids to buy Billy Batson.

Jimmy Olsen - Yeah, have Robinson write a phenomenal comic book and it sells well, even when it ties into the odd Atlas Arc.

Not mentioned in Lee's notes: looks like maybe some readers that left the Ultimate titles are wandering back to see its death and rebirth.

1 comment:

  1. I'd probably disagree a bit with regards to the Amazing Spider-man comment. I'd say the majority of people picked it up to see the Colbert bit as opposed to the actual main story. Even though there was a separate cover with him on it, the Colbert back-up appeared in all the books regardless of what cover you picked up. And it had been hyped pretty well via the various articles on Newsarama.

    It just seems strange that that many people would pick up the book primarily to read the conclusion to a 6-part story. It might hold more weight with Ultimate Origins though due to the comment at the end Kevin stated.


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