'Wolverine' Tops September Charts
With Low Numbers
Published: 10/20/2010 12:00am
Wolverine titles topped both the comics and graphic novel charts in September, albeit with numbers lower than normal for titles based on the most popular X-Men character. Wolverine #1, at around 104,000 copies, was the only Marvel in the top five comic titles; Marvel had five of the top 10 and 16 of the top 25 titles in September. Two Marvel #1s, Daken: Dark Wolverine and X-23, sold under 50,000 copies.
DC’s two Brightest Day issues, at #2 and #3, slipped below 90,000 for the first time with the 9th and 10th issues in the series.
Eighteen of the top 25 titles were down, vs. only three that were up.
Marvel and DC were pretty dominant in the top 100, with only five titles from other publishers cracking that portion of the chart: Dark Horse’s Buffy at #31, Image’s Walking Dead at #69, IDW’s True Blood at #81, and two from Dynamite, Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet and The Boys, at #99 and #100. The Dynamite titles were the only ones from a non-premier publisher in the top 100.
Over on the graphic novel chart, Marvel’s Wolverine Old Man Logan was the top title, but with only around 6800 sold. Scott Pilgrim and The Walking Dead accounted for 19 of the top 50 titles between them, with Scott Pilgrim Vol 1 at #6 and The Walking Dead Vol. 12 at #8 the top volumes in the series.
Speaking of media tie-ins, the new edition of Red, at #27, is likely to move up in October in the wake of a good box office performance.
Dark Horse’s Berserk Vol. 34 at #19 and VIZ Media’s Bleach Vol. 32 at #21 were the top two manga volumes on the chart.
Here are ICv2’s estimates of the sales by Diamond Comic Distributors to comic stores on the top 25 comic titles in September:
104,414 Wolverine #1
88,446 Brightest Day #9
87,241 Brightest Day #10
85,179 Green Lantern #57
82,894 Batman and Robin #14
82,411 Avengers #5
77,479 New Avengers #4
77,033 Batman #703
69,546 Secret Avengers #5
68,345 Amazing Spider-Man #641
66,549 X-Men #3
63,577 Green Lantern Corps #52
62,415 Uncanny X-Men #528
62,063 Flash #5
61,855 Amazing Spider-Man #643
60,115 Amazing Spider-Man #642
58,310 Amazing Spider-Man #644
57,616 Justice League of
56,289 Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #2
53,505 Thor #614
52,896 Thor #615
50,984 X-Men: Legacy #240
48,819 Daken: Dark Wolverine #1
48,481 X-23 #1
48,173 Avengers Prime #3
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