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 October 2012.
John and get into a slight disagreement as to what was better Superman Earth One Volume 1 or Volume 2. In both cases we agree that a new reader could be confused if he/she were to be reading the current Action Comics at the same time. Still it’s no surprise that Walking Dead did very well…well enough to place Image Comics second place in the overall Percent Of Top Trades By Units category.
|1||Superman Earth One v2||DC Comics||$22.99||20,088|
|2||Saga v1||Image Comics||$9.99||15,054|
|3||Walking Dead Compendium v2||Image Comics||$59.99||10,332|
|4||Walking Dead v1: Days Gone Bye||Image Comics||$9.99||10,332|
|5||Walking Dead v2: Miles Behind Us||Image Comics||$14.99||6,211|
|6||Batman: the Dark Knight (2011) v1: Knight Terrors||DC Comics||$24.99||5,045|
|7||Deadpool Kills Marvel Universe||Marvel Comics||$14.99||5,004|
|8||Nightwing (2011) v1: Traps and Trapezes||DC Comics||$14.99||4,815|
|9||V for Vendetta Book and Mask Set||DC Comics||$24.99||4,366|
|10||Batman (2011) v1: The Court of Owls||DC Comics||$24.99||4,267|
Rest of the New 52
Nightwing came in Top 10 (see above) so we’ll skip him here. What got lost in the lineup was Huntress Crossbow At the Crossroads and Legion Secret Origin. Yes they are in the New 52 universe but with out Dc did not a good job of conveying that to the public. Additionally, John and I both wonder how other mini series will fair including all of the Quality Comics characters like Human Bomb, The Ray and Phantom Lady.
|15||Justice League Dark (2011) v1: In the Dark TP||$14.99||3,348|
|17||All Star Western (2011) v1: Guns and Gotham TP||$16.99||2,994|
|20||Supergirl (2011) v1: Last Daughter of Krypton TP||$14.99||2,924|
|21||Green Lantern: the New Guardians (2011) v1: Ring Bearer HC||$22.99||2,882|
|24||I, Vampire (2011) v1: Tainted Love TP||$14.99||2,586|
|54||Savage Hawkman (2011) v1: Darkness Rising TP||$16.99||1,760|
|56||Huntress Crossbow At the Crossroads TP||$14.99||1,748|
|104||Legion Secret Origin TP||$14.99||1,193|
Other DC Comics notables
We both passed on the V for Vendetta Book and Mask Set and lament a little on the Absolute Final Crisis.
|9||V for Vendetta Book and Mask Set||$24.99||4,366|
|31||Death the Deluxe Edition HC||$29.99||2,391|
|38||Batman Odyssey HC||$29.99||2,134|
|66||Showcase Presents the Flash v4||$19.99||1,572|
|100||Legends of the Dark Knight Alan Davis HC||$39.99||1,228|
|127||Absolute Final Crisis HC||$99.99||1,011|
|143||Sgt Rock Archives v4 HC||$59.99||906|
Other Marvel notables
Castle Richard Castles Storm Season, the fictional comic by the fiction writer that takes place in a fiction universe comes in about where we expected it to. So does the Marvel Zomnibus.
|14||Castle Richard Castles Storm Season Prem HC||$19.99||3,449|
|64||Criminal Deluxe Edition v2 HC||$49.99||1,594|
|84||Essential Thor v6||$19.99||1,350|
|119||Marvel Masterworks Sgt Fury v4 HC||$69.99||1,063|
|123||Man Thing Omnibus HC||$125.00||1,041|
|157||X Men Bishops Crossing HC||$49.99||842|
|188||Marvel Zomnibus HC||$125.00||705|
John and I have no idea what Sky Art of Final Fantasy Boxed Set HC is so if you happen to be one of the 456 people who ordered it and listen to this podcast please let us know. No, seriously, let us know.
|182||Creepy Archives v14 HC||Dark Horse||$49.99||734|
|209||GI Joe Complete Coll v1 HC||IDW Publishing||$49.99||634|
|279||Transformers (IDW) Collection v7 HC||IDW Publishing||$49.99||473|
|40||Chris Ware Building Stories HC||Random House||$50.00||2,087|
|249||Metabarons Ultimate Collection Ed HC||Humanoids||$59.95||535|
|292||Sky Art of Final Fantasy Boxed Set HC||Dark Horse||$139.99||456|
This podcast episode originated on the Comic Book Page website.