Thursday, December 25, 2008

Ultimate Comics Walk-Up Sales For Dec 10th, 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 12/10/08. Pull lists are not included, as this is meant to capture what is being bought off the shelf.

1. Secret Invasion: Dark Reign
2. Final Crisis #5
3. Punisher War Zone #2
4. Justice League of America #27
5. Captain Britain and MI13 #8
6. Final Crisis Revelations #4
7. Wonderful Wizard of Oz #1
8. Amazing Spider-man #580
9. Watchmen #1
10. Civil War House of M #4


1. The customers are generally excited about Dark Reign.
2. Delays hurt this one (besides any storytelling problems)
3. People dig this one.
4. meh, we'll see if the gimick helps sales stay up.
7. YAY!
9. I guess at this point, it means we are officially in a fever for this product!

1. Seems to be something you're either very excited about or looking to tar and feather the EiC for, with very few people in the middle.
2. There's so much that can be claimed to have hurt this book, with the two mentioned being in that long list.
4. Read the issue. McDuffie did the same job introducing the Milestone characters into the DCU that you'd expect from a work-for-hire hack, rather than someone who has a care. The issue read pretty bad, IMO, and I doubt is getting many new fans for the introduced characters.
7. Yay? What's got you so excited there, Lee?


  1. Re: Dark Reign
    "Seems to be something you're either very excited about or looking to tar and feather the EiC for, with very few people in the middle."

    Count me as in the middle. I am excited about this (even though it is completely ludicrous putting Norman in charge), but not excited enough in order to bow down to $4 a pop on New & Dark Avengers. I am most interested in Iron Man's side of things though, but Matt Fraction is delivering on that.

    The only thing with Dark Reign is that it appears to pretty obvious how things are going to end up. So I don't really see the point of purchasing too much into this event especially if you feel that your hands have been burnt in the past. But if you are wrong, there is always the cheaper online trades options.

  2. Re: Wizard of Oz.... love it when Kid's books sell love it. And this one is both beautiful and beautifully written. That is how we get kids in the shops.


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