John Mayo from Comic Book Page and CBR and Chris Marshall of the Collected Comics Library podcast discuss the sales estimates for the Top 300 Graphic Novels and Collected Editions for August 2012.
Batman Earth One is #1 for the second straight month. This was unexpected for me, as I usually see Walking Dead go back-to-back. Oh, but wait Kirkman’s flagship did come in second. No doubt people are gearing up for Season 3 on AMC. The DC New 52 books did well, especially Swamp Thing coming in the third spot. Incidentally, for all you Star Wars continuity hounds, the Sith Hunters digest takes place after the events in “Revenge” episode 22 of season 4.
|1||Batman Earth One HC||DC Comics||$22.99||7,320|
|2||Walking Dead v1: Days Gone Bye TP||Image Comics||$9.99||5,586|
|3||Swamp Thing (2011) v1: Raise Them Bones TP||DC Comics||$14.99||5,030|
|4||Superman Action Comics v1: Superman Men of Steel HC||DC Comics||$24.99||5,015|
|5||Batman (2011) v1: The Court of Owls HC||DC Comics||$24.99||4,441|
|6||Hulk Season One TP||Marvel Comics||$24.99||4,079|
|7||Scott Pilgrim Color v1 HC||ONI Press||$24.99||3,914|
|8||Star Wars the Clone Wars Sith Hunters TP||Dark Horse||$7.99||3,446|
|9||Walking Dead v2: Miles Behind Us TP||Image Comics||$14.99||3,422|
|10||Fear Itself TP||Marvel Comics||$29.99||3,417|
Rest of the New 52
Yeesh! We already know that OMAC and Hawk and Dove are already canceled and I hear that Deathstroke is on the cusp. As for Superboy, it continues to be one of my favorite titles of the New 52.
|17||Superboy (2011) v1: Incubation TP||$14.99||2,894|
|32||Deathstroke (2011) v1: Legacy TP||$16.99||2,098|
|50||O.M.A.C. (2011) v1: Omactivate TP||$16.99||1,783|
|74||Hawk and Dove (2011) v1: First Strikes TP||$16.99||1,447|
Other DC Comics Notables
Tales Of The Unexpected did very well considering the material is not that well known to the reader of today. The horror/mystery comics do hold up well in spite of the black and white reproductions. Give it a shot if you need something to read this Halloween. Both Silver Age Flash books did well and both lines will continue. I can’t be 100% about the Silver Age Green Lantern, though. Ultimately you’d like to see the estimate over 1000. What can I say about The Invisibles Omnibus? People have been waiting a very long time for a One Volume edition of the best Grant Morrison creator owned comic ever.
|63||Showcase Presents Tales o/t Unexpected v1||$19.99||1,579|
|81||Flash Chronicles v3 TP||$14.99||1,386|
|122||Flash Archives v6 HC||$59.99||1,085|
|132||Invisibles Omnibus HC||$150.00||1,022|
|147||Green Lantern Archives v7 HC||$59.99||921|
Other Marvel Notables
I’m one of the 645 that pre-ordered X-Men Operation Zero Tolerance. I’m not sure if I should brag about it.
|56||Essential Warlock v1||$19.99||1,691|
|102||Marvel Masterworks Defenders v3||$69.99||1,215|
|206||X-Men Operation Zero Tolerance HC||$75.00||645|
|212||X-Force Childs Play Premiere Classic HC||$39.99||640|
|220||X-Men Iceman Premiere Classic HC||$24.99||605|
|229||Iron Man Revenge of Mandarin Premiere Classic HC||$39.99||582|
I bet Chris Ryall and the rest IDW sleeps well at night knowing that they have a good thing going with TMNT. Both the classic reprints and the current series sell very well. If you haven’t picked up one of these Ultimate Hardcovers you may want to think about it before they sell out forever. Now that the Definitive Flash Gordon is out, I plan on doing a video comparison between the IDW one and the reprints that have started to come out from Titan Books. Look for it soon.
|45||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ult Coll v3 HC||IDW Publishing||$49.99||1,836|
|165||Manara Library v3 HC||Dark Horse||$59.99||824|
|192||Empowered Deluxe Ed v2 HC||Dark Horse||$59.99||711|
|204||Definitive Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim v2||IDW||$75.00||655|
|270||Steve Canyon v2: 1949 1950 HC||IDW Publishing||$49.99||503|
|286||Phantom Comp Series King Years HC||Heroic Publishing||$49.99||479|
This podcast episode originated on the Comic Book Page website.