March Comic Book Sales Chart
Big surprise, Blackest Night #8 was last month’s best selling comic book. Another big surprise, Siege #3 was right behind it. You know what is good to see though? Both those books are increasing in sales each month. Content is king right? Good stories drives more sales than anything. Good to see the new Ultimate’s were a success too. Maybe the biggest surprise to me though is that Nemisis #1, for as much hype as it received, was no where near the Top 10. It finished at #22, right below Green Hornet #1, which was priced a full $1 higher. It will be interesting to see if this climbs or drops in the coming months.
Other things worth noting (follow the links below for the full lists); First Wave #1 finished at #42 (I expected higher than that), Batman: Widening Gyre #5 finished at #52 (higher than I expected), and 5 out of the Top 20 were Amazing Spider-Man books (guess they should have gone weekly a long time ago).
On the graphic novel side it’s expected that Kick-Ass would see a spike in sales but I was a little surprised to see the Twilight Manga so low. It was talked about quite a bit and I would have put money on it selling better than the Archie Wedding. It will be interesting to see if the movie will help it out or if the American teen girls just don’t read Manga.