COMICS: THE SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN Was The Best-Selling Comic Book Of January 2013
Despite fans claiming that they would be dropping Dan Slott's The Superior Spider-Man after Peter Parker's death in Amazing Spider-Man #700, the first issue of the "Marvel NOW!" series was actually the best-selling comic book of last month. Hit the jump for details!
When the ending of Amazing Spider-Man #700 was leaked, the death threats and verbal abuse towards writer Dan Slott started pouring in across the internet. When the issue itself went on sale on December 26th, the reaction from many was a lot more positive, but there were still an awful lot of fans who claimed that they had no intention of buying a Spider-Man comic book which didn't have Peter Parker behind the mask. Well, the first issue of Slott and artist Ryan Stegman's The Superior Spider-Man was actually the best-selling comic book last month, while the second issue came in at fifth place. As you can see, Scott Synder's Batman and Geoff Johns' Justice League continue to hold high places in the Top 10, although Marvel clearly dominate for the most part.
1. Superior Spider-Man #1 (Marvel)
2. Batman #16 (DC)
3. Justice League #16 (DC)
4. New Avengers #1 (Marvel)
5. Superior Spider-Man #2 (Marvel)
6. Savage Wolverine #1 (Marvel)
7. Uncanny Avengers #3 (Marvel)
8. Detective Comics #16 (DC)
9. Avengers #3 (Marvel)
10. Uncanny X-Force #1 (Marvel)
To get a little more technical, Marvel beat DC Comics with 34.82% in dollar share and 40.23% in unit share, compared to DC's 31.61% and 35.41% respectively. To find out which graphic novels took the Top 10 spots last month, be sure to click on the link at the bottom of the page.
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