Sunday, August 11, 2013

SALES PITCH: The Top Selling Comics of July 2013 and Julys Past

Showing what a well-written Clark Kent backed by a major motion picture can do, Superman Unchained #2 not only took July 2013's top spot, it brought DC up to a unit share gap of just 2.4% behind industry leaders, Marvel. The House of Ideas only title inside the top six? Guardians of The Galaxy. How 'bout that?

THE TOP 6 COMICS FOR JULY 2013:
1) SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #2 2) BATMAN #22 3) GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #5 4) JUSTICE LEAGUE #22 5) BATMAN ANNUAL #2 6) BATMAN/ SUPERMAN #2

MY THOUGHTS: That's a cool variant (I miss you Steel)! The Top 6 looks like a non-comic fan would think and with a Superman/ Batman movie announced, there will be a lot more of the same - hopefully they won't be the only folk DC concentrate on.

Full July 2013 stats after the jump.

THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD:

How many wannbe Hal Jordan's are in this world? Seems a fair few. The number one selling toy of July was the Green Lantern power battery (with ring), at 1:1 scale!

Despite having an equally sized price tag to match, if your neighbourhood soundly sounds like a schoolboy quire at dusk, with "In brightest day, in blackest night..." ringing from every house, this will be the reason why.

THE #1 SELLING COMIC OF JULYS PAST:

Todd McFarlane's pride and joy Spawn hits issue 100 and the top spot in 2000, in the year 1998, that honour belonged to fellow Image Comics star Michael Turner's Fathom #1. 

Fast forward to 2007 and an Olivier Coipel redesigned Odinson claims spot 1, in Marvel's Thor #1. 

 What do you think? 

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