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 June 2013.
Among the topics discussed is an in-depth look at Dynamite Entertainment and if it is still a premiere publisher. No, not a rival to the two majors, DC and Marvel, but of the minor publishers like Dark Horse, IDW and Image. There have been to many delays in Dynamite’s publishing schedule, not only with the comics, but also the their collected editions and trade paperbacks.
Subsequent to that point – how will the merger of Boom! Studios and Archaia impact the industry? This was a big announcement a few weeks back and now the latest online solicitations portray Archaia as an imprint of Boom! and not an equal merger. Both John and I are fine with it and hope that it will attract established talent and promising young upstarts which in turn lead to a number of new and exciting creative projects.
Finally we look into the crystal ball and guess how well Neil Gaiman’s Sandman: Overture will perform on the October sales chart as well as the Eisner Awards next summer. I joke that’ll I’ll wait for the Absolute hardcover edition.
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 April 2012. As you can see, Walking Dead took over.
Listed are the Top 20 (Title, Price, Publisher and sales estimate):
Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye $9.99 Image 12,323
Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us $14.99 Image 8,955
Walking Dead Vol. 3 Safety Behind Bars $14.99 Image 7,027
Flex Mentallo Man of Muscle Mystery Dlx HC $22.99 DC 5,845
Chew Vol. 5 Major League Chew $12.99 Image 5,577
Cinderella Fables Are Forever $14.99 DC 4,639
Walking Dead Vol. 5 Best Defense $14.99 Image 4,580
Walking Dead Vol. 15 We Find Ourselves $14.99 Image 4,469
Walking Dead Vol. 4 Hearts Desire $14.99 Image 4,115
Walking Dead Vol. 6 Sorrowful Life $14.99 Image 4,066
Walking Dead Vol. 9 Here We Remain $14.99 Image 3,774
Walking Dead Vol. 7 The Calm Before $14.99 Image 3,667
Batman Incorporated Deluxe HC Vol. 1 $29.99 DC 3,594
Walking Dead Vol. 10 What We Become $14.99 Image 3,470
Walking Dead Vol. 8 Made To Suffer $14.99 Image 3,303
Walking Dead Vol. 14 No Way Out $14.99 Image 3,190
Walking Dead Vol. 11 Fear The Hunters $14.99 Image 3,047
Walking Dead Vol. 12 Life Among Them $14.99 Image 3,011
Daredevil Season One Prem HC $24.99 Marvel 2,887
Walking Dead Vol. 13 Too Far Gone $14.99 Image 2,884