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July 2012 Collected Edition Sale Estimates

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 July 2012.

As you can see this blog post has been expanded to include my comments. I think this will be a regular feature in addition to the podcast with John.

Top 10
As you can see Batman Earth One blew away every other book. I have read it and it’s an excellent take on the modern Batman. I enjoyed it much more then Superman: Earth One. The Score is another great adaptation by Darwyn Cooke. If you like Noir Crime be sure to pick this up.

Rank Title Publisher Price Estimated Sales
1 Batman Earth One HC DC $22.99 32,913
2 Fables Vol. 17 Inherit The Wind TP DC $14.99 10,740
3 Richard Starks Parker The Score HC IDW $24.99 5,861
4 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Freefall TP Dark Horse $17.99 5,071
5 Invincible Vol. 16 Family Ties TP Image $16.99 4,827
6 Batman & Robin Vol. 1 Born To Kill HC DC $24.99 4,542
7 Locke & Key Vol. 5 Clockworks HC IDW $24.99 4,042
8 Suicide Squad Vol. 1 Kicked In The Teeth TP DC $14.99 3,862
9 Scalped Vol. 9 Knuckle Up TP DC $14.99 3,809
10 Wild Children One Shot TP Image $7.99 3,786

Rest of the New 52
I wanted to see just how well the New 52 books were fairing because a few of the titles are starting to be canceled by DC. Could Demon Knights have been priced a little higher? Could it be that Men of War was priced too high at $19.99? After all that book is now d-o-n-e.

Rank Title Price Estimated Sales
12 Batgirl (2011) v1: The Darkest Reflection HC $22.99 3,557
20 Demon Knights (2011) v1: Seven Against the Dark TP $14.99 2,585
25 Batwing (2011) v1: The Lost Kingdom TP $14.99 2,295
42 Grifter (2011) v1: Most Wanted TP $16.99 1,776
59 Men of War (2011) v1: Uneasy Company TP $19.99 1,476

Other DC Comics noteables
Kudos to the Showcase line and the people who order them. I was a bit skeptical at first when I saw the Showcase Presents: Showcase. It collects a wealth of material, but it’s an odd title and nearly impossible find this book on on In-Stock Trades –  but it’s not their fault. If you have never read Rip Hunter: Time Master now is a great time.

Rank Title Price Estimated Sales
37 Showcase Presents Showcase v1 TP $19.99 1,877
48 Showcase Presents Hunter Time Master v1 TP $19.99 1,654
54 Neil Gaimans Midnight Days Dlx Ed HC $24.99 1,581

Other Marvel notables
Punisher by Rick Remender Omnibus was a low order. I bet it’ll become a collectors item (if it hasn’t already).

Rank Title Price Estimated Sales
56 Marvel Masterworks Amazing Spider Man v14 HC $69.99 1,521
85 Marvel Masterworks Golden Age Marvel Comics v7 HC $74.99 1,207
106 Marvel Masterworks Fantastic Four v8 TP $24.99 1,008
144 Secret Warriors Omnibus HC $99.99 752
234 Punisher By Rick Remender Omnibus HC $99.99 445

Other notables
The Hellboy Library did extremely well and at $50.00, it’s a steal. Dark Horse really knows how to put these books together – with excellent reproduction, insightful introductions and loads of extras. Price-Per-Page, these books are affordable and are a great way to get into the world of Hellboy.

Rank Title Publisher Price Estimated Sales
41 Hellboy Library v5: Darkness Calls Wild Hunt HC Dark Horse $49.99 1,804
123 Aragones Groo the Wanderer Artist Edition HC IDW $75.00 890
125 Big John Buscema Comics and Drawings HC IDW $59.99 874
128 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ongoing v1: Deluxe Ed HC IDW $49.99 844
164 Vampirella Archives v5 HC Dynamite $49.99 647
197 Phantom Comp Sundays v1: 1939 1942 HC Heroic $60.00 549
245 Tarzan the Jesse Marsh Years v11 HC Dark Horse $49.99 417

Marvel Premiere Classic Hardcovers
With Marvel shutting down this program, I decided to take a look and see just how well the latest MPC’s faired. As you can see, they did just OK. It could be that they are priced too high for what they collect. And even though they are “Classics” it just seems that the mainstream audience just doesn’t care. I think Marvel would be wise to continue to collect these types of story lines as trade paperbacks like they do with The New Mutants or Cable and Deadpool.

Rank Title Price Estimated Sales
136 Spider Man Return of Burglar HC $29.99 773
165 Avengers West Coast Zodiac Attack HC $34.99 644
185 X Men Beauty and Beast HC $29.99 581

DC New 52 – Reorders
For fun I also took a look at the number of New 52 reorders. This activity is expected, especially evergreen titles like Batman and Justice League. But look at Catwoman! This is the third month in a row that her book shows up. It may be a smart move on DC’s part to quickly take advantage of the fan base and issue a hardcover of this material and continue to release it as such instead of a Trade Paperback. The same can be said for Animal Man which is a top seller in both the monthly and collected editions.

Rank Title Price Estimated Sales Number of Reorders Total Estimated Sales
30 Batman (2011) v1: The Court of Owls HC $24.99 2,134 2 12,872
65 Green Arrow (2011) v1: Into the Woods TP $14.99 1,412 2 4,189
98 Justice League (2011) v1: Origin HC $24.99 1,057 2 11,396
148 Batman Detective Comics v1: Faces of Death HC $22.99 734 1 6,153
218 Animal Man (2011) v1: The Hunt TP $14.99 473 2 7,237
273 Catwoman (2011) v1: The Game TP $14.99 377 3 6,896
298 Batwoman (2011) v1: Hydrology HC $22.99 350 1 4,531

Links:
Mayo Report articles on Comic Book Resources
Email us at MayoReport@ComicBookPage.com with any questions or comment you have on the episode or join in the discussion at our forum.
This podcast episode originated on the Comic Book Page website.

In the USA…
Top Sellers this week! In Stock Trades
In the UK and Europe…
Pre-order books from Forbidden Planet International
Batman Earth One HC
Superman Action Comics HC Vol 1 Superman Men Of Steel
Scalped TP Vol 09 Knuckle Up (MR)
Hellboy Library HC Vol 5 Darkness Calls Wild Hunt
X-Men Operation Zero Tolerance HC
Flash Archives HC Vol 6
Blacksad Silent Hell HC
Scott Pilgrim Color HC Vol 1 (Of 6)
Locke & Key HC Vol 5 Clockworks
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ult Coll HC Vol 3
Marvel – 40% off Special until August 29 – X-Men : The Hidden Years Vol 2
DC Comics – 40% off Special until August 29 – Teen Titans By Geoff Johns Omnibus HC
Indie – 40% off Special until August 29 – The Art of Judge Dredd: 35 Years of Zarjaz Covers HC
Manga – 40% off Special until August 29 – Twilight The Graphic Novel Collector’s Edition HC
Classic – 40% off Special until August 29 – Blacksad A Silent Hell HC
Red Hulk: Mayan Rule
Wonder Woman Vol 2: Guts HC
Hilda and the Bird Parade HC
Judge Dredd: The Complete Brian Bolland HC
The Big Book Of Mischief

CCL on Comic Book Page: June 2012 Collected Edition Sale Estimates

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 2012.

Listed are the Top 10 (Title, Price, Publisher and sales estimate):

  1. Walking Dead Vol. 16 A Larger World $14.99 Image 28,284
  2. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen III Century #3 2009 $9.95 Top Shelf 20,638
  3. Watchmen TP $19.99 DC 11,369
  4. Boys Vol. 11 Over The Hill with the Swords of A Thousand Men $19.99 Dynamic Forces 5,442
  5. Batman Detective Comics HC Vol. 1 Faces of Death $22.99 DC 5,421
  6. Fatale Vol. 1 Death Chases Me $14.99 Image 5,026
  7. Batwoman HC Vol. 1 Hydrology $22.99 DC 4,188
  8. Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye $9.99 Image 4,011
  9. DMZ Vol. 12 The Five Nations of New York $14.99 DC 4,005
  10. Morning Glories Vol. 3 P.E. $14.99 Image 3,714

Links:
Mayo Report articles on Comic Book Resources
Email us at MayoReport@ComicBookPage.com with any questions or comment you have on the episode or join in the discussion at our forum.

This podcast episode originated on the Comic Book Page website.

In the USA…
Top Sellers this week! In Stock Trades
In the UK and Europe…
Pre-order Specials from Forbidden Planet International
  1. Batman Earth One HC 
  2. Secret Warriors Omnibus HC 
  3. Fables TP Vol 17 Inherit The Wind (MR) 
  4. Fatale TP Vol 1 Death Chases Me (MR) 
  5. Batman and Robin HC Vol 1 Born To Kill 
Marvel – 40% off Special until August 8 – Deadpool MAX HC
DC Comics – 40% off Special until August 8 – Metal Men Archives Vol 2 HC
Indie – 40% off Special until August 8 – Walking Dead Compendium Vol 2
Manga – 40% off Special until August 8 – Super Street Fighter Vol 1: New Generation HC
Classic – 40% off Special until August 8 – Judge Dredd: Origins

CCL on Comic Book Page: May 2012 Collected Edition Sale Estimates

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 May 2012. This was the month that DC started to release the New 52 Trades and Hardcovers. As usual, Walking Dead came in strong.

Listed are the Top 10 (Title, Price, Publisher and sales estimate):

  1. Justice League HC Vol. 1 Origin $24.99 DC 8,855
  2. Batman HC Vol. 1 The Court Of Owls $24.99 DC 8,173
  3. Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye $9.99 Image 7,494
  4. Batman Death By Design Deluxe Ed HC $24.99 DC 7,309
  5. Animal Man Vol. 1 The Hunt $14.99 DC 5,930
  6. Walking Dead Vol. 4 Hearts Desire $14.99 Image 4,735
  7. Kick-Ass 2 Prem HC $24.99 Marvel 4,609
  8. Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us $14.99 Image 4,529
  9. Watchmen HC $39.99 DC 4,489
  10. Green Lantern HC Vol. 1 Sinestro $22.99 DC 4,429

Links:
Mayo Report articles on Comic Book Resources
Email us at MayoReport@ComicBookPage.com with any questions or comment you have on the episode or join in the discussion at our forum.

This podcast episode originated on the Comic Book Page website.

In the USA…
Top Sellers this week from In Stock Trades
In the UK and Europe…
Pre-order books from Forbidden Planet International
Walking Dead TP Vol 16 A Larger World (MR)
Daredevil By Mark Waid Prem HC Vol 2
Secret Warriors Omnibus HC
Infinite Crisis Omnibus HC
Batman Earth One HC
Fatale TP Vol 1 Death Chases Me (MR)
Batman Detective Comics HC Vol 1 Faces Of Death
Batwoman HC Vol 1 Hydrology
Challengers Of The Unknown Omnibus By Kirby HC
Morning Glories TP Vol 3 P.E.
Marvel – 40% off Special until July 16 – Powers: The Definitive Collection Vol 5 HC
DC – 40% off Special until July 16 – The Batman/Judge Dredd Collection HC
Indie – 40% off Special until July 16 – Walking Dead Book 8 HC
Manga – 40% off Special until July 16 – Gunslinger Girl Omnibus Vol 5
Classic – 40% off Special until July 16 – Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City HC
Wolverine & The X-Men by Jason Aaron Vol 3 Premiere HC
Huntress: Crossbow at the Crossroads
Judge Dredd: Restricted Files Vol 4
Lobster Johnson Vol 2: The Burning Hand
Invincible Iron Man Vol 10: Long Way Down Premiere HC

CCL on Comic Book Page: April 2012 Collected Edition Sale Estimates

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):

  1. Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye $9.99 Image 12,323
  2. Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us $14.99 Image 8,955
  3. Walking Dead Vol. 3 Safety Behind Bars $14.99 Image 7,027
  4. Flex Mentallo Man of Muscle Mystery Dlx HC $22.99 DC 5,845
  5. Chew Vol. 5 Major League Chew $12.99 Image 5,577
  6. Cinderella Fables Are Forever $14.99 DC 4,639
  7. Walking Dead Vol. 5 Best Defense $14.99 Image 4,580
  8. Walking Dead Vol. 15 We Find Ourselves $14.99 Image 4,469
  9. Walking Dead Vol. 4 Hearts Desire $14.99 Image 4,115
  10. Walking Dead Vol. 6 Sorrowful Life $14.99 Image 4,066
  11. Walking Dead Vol. 9 Here We Remain $14.99 Image 3,774
  12. Walking Dead Vol. 7 The Calm Before $14.99 Image 3,667
  13. Batman Incorporated Deluxe HC Vol. 1 $29.99 DC 3,594
  14. Walking Dead Vol. 10 What We Become $14.99 Image 3,470
  15. Walking Dead Vol. 8 Made To Suffer $14.99 Image 3,303
  16. Walking Dead Vol. 14 No Way Out $14.99 Image 3,190
  17. Walking Dead Vol. 11 Fear The Hunters $14.99 Image 3,047
  18. Walking Dead Vol. 12 Life Among Them $14.99 Image 3,011
  19. Daredevil Season One Prem HC $24.99 Marvel 2,887
  20. Walking Dead Vol. 13 Too Far Gone $14.99 Image 2,884

Links:
Mayo Report articles on Comic Book Resources
Email us at MayoReport@ComicBookPage.com with any questions or comment you have on the episode or join in the discussion at our forum.

This podcast episode originated on the Comic Book Page website.

CCL on Comic Book Page: March 2012 Collected Edition Sale Estimates

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 March 2012.

Listed are the Top 10 (Title, Price, Publisher and sales estimate):

  1. Walking Dead Vol. 1 Days Gone Bye $9.99 Image 5,880
  2. Hellboy Vol. 12 The Storm And The Fury $19.99 Dark Horse 5,617
  3. Boys Vol. 10 Butcher Baker Candlestickmaker $19.99 Dynamic Forces 5,283
  4. Flashpoint $14.99 DC 4,976
  5. X-Men Season One Prem HC $24.99 Marvel 4,322
  6. DMZ Vol. 11 Free States Rising $19.99 DC 3,971
  7. Star Wars Clone Wars Yr Vol. 7 Enemy Within $7.99 Dark Horse 3,773
  8. Flashpoint World of Flashpoint Batman $17.99 DC 3,500
  9. Northlanders Vol. 6 Thors Daughter $14.99 DC 3,444
  10. Walking Dead Vol. 2 Miles Behind Us $14.99 Image 3,425

Links:
Mayo Report articles on Comic Book Resources
Email us at MayoReport@ComicBookPage.com with any questions or comment you have on the episode or join in the discussion at our forum.

This podcast episode originated on the Comic Book Page website.