Thursday, February 26, 2009

Ultimate Comics Walk-Up Sales For Feb 18th, 2009

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 2/18/09. Pull lists are not included, as this is meant to capture what is being bought off the shelf.

1. Dark Avengers #2
2. Uncanny X-Men #506
3. Robin #183
4. GI Joe Origins #1
5. Mysterious The Unknown #2
6. Justice League of America #30
7. Spider-Man Noir #3
8. Amazing Spider-Man #587
9. Supergirl #38
10. Ultimate Fantastic Four #60

1. So yeah this book is a juggernaut.  Maybe they should have changed the name of Thunderbolts ages ago.
2 & 10. Last issue bump, even if it is meaningless in both cases.
4. Strong word of mouth for the core title translated into a strong debut for the first spin-off.
5. Honest recommendation in action.

2. I imagine that was supposed to be an Ultimate X-Men issue, not Uncanny.
6. Someone please alert me when McDuffie is either off the title or starts writing stories that are of the same quality as the JLU episodes he was involved with. I can't understand how that many people are sticking with the title or picking it up for any reason other than forgetting to take it off their pull list.
7. None of the comic book readers I chat with have really been commenting on this book lately.

Anyone care to chime in?


  1. I wonder how long (if ever) it will take sales on Dark (and soon New) Avengers to drop off due to it being more expensive. Personally I'm avoiding them, there is just not enough value in 22 pages for $4.

    And Ultimate FF was a disgrace. The final issue read like part 3 of a 5/6 part story and we were told to pick up 2 other books to see the climax. Plus it was a full extra dollar for only 3 additional story pages, which was like an insulting slap in the face to long-term readers.

  2. More or likely that Bendis will lose interest in Dark Avengers after a while anyway.


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