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Top 100 Comic Books For June 2013: Nova Continues To Tank; DnA Still Selling Better

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Posted by: Matt McGloin, Editor/Publisher
created 07/08/2013 - 12:49pm, updated 07/08/2013 - 12:59pm

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9137 Back when it was first announced that Nova was getting relaunched under Alonso, Wacker, Loeb and McGuinness with a new teen Spider-Man wannabee that needs to ask his ma for permission to join the Avengers, I predicted the series would last 12 issues.

Well, if sales for Nova #5 are anything to go by, it won't even last that long.

Diamond released their top 100 list where we see that Nova #5 comes in at the 60th spot, with Comichron listing it as having sold 36,545 copies.

Of course, Wacker, Brevoort and Marvel will argue the numbers are incorrect, but they certainly don't lie when it comes to cancellation time.

And with both Loeb and McGuinness now off the book, there's only one place the series can go - and that's down.

Well, that might not be exactly true as the Marvel PR machine is once again kicking into high gear for this Nova with tie-ins into Hickman's Infinity event.

Back in August of 2009, DnA's Nova #5 sold just under 40K with 39,540, and continues to beat Loeb in sales, minus all the promotion.

The new Sam Alexander series can't be looked as anything but a "big time" failure for Marvel. They cancelled the DnA series, which didn't get any of the promotion, and put some "big guns" on the new stuff. Having the first Marvel Infinite comic book by Mark Waid as well as appearances in the disappointing AvX series obviously didn't help. It also looks as if the long time Richard Rider fans abandoned Loeb's Nova in droves as well. Probably isn't helping much that the Editor of the series, Stephen Wacker, continues to harass them on various message boards while kissing some "big time" butt in the letters pages. We can also add paying the high rates of Loeb and McGuinness is probably hurting Marvel's pocket books with the issues selling like they have been; more than likely the reason why the duo are off the book.

Bendis' Guardians of the Galaxy doesn't see that big of a drop coming in at #12 with around 75K in sales. Neil Gaiman comes on board soon with Angela.

Discuss This In The Cosmic Book News Nova Thread

Sales For Loeb:

Nova #1: 80,857

Nova #2: 46,725

Nova #3: 40,548

Nova #4: 38,151

Nova #5: 36,545

 

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS FOR JUNE 2013

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEXITEM CODEDESCRIPTIONPRICEVENDOR
11176.97APR130107-MSUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1$4.99DC 
22100.96APR130117-MBATMAN SUPERMAN #1$3.99DC 
33100.00APR130161-MBATMAN #21$3.99DC 
4478.08APR130589-MAGE OF ULTRON #10$3.99MAR
5666.81APR130586-MAGE OF ULTRON #9$3.99MAR
6566.19APR130137-MJUSTICE LEAGUE #21$3.99DC 
7759.27APR130603SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #11$3.99MAR
8857.95APR130604SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #12$3.99MAR
9957.84APR130600-MALL NEW X-MEN #12$3.99MAR
102454.92MAR130713-MKICK-ASS 3 #1 (MR)$2.99MAR
111054.65APR130602ALL NEW X-MEN #13$3.99MAR
121253.23MAR130620-MGUARDIANS OF GALAXY #3$3.99MAR
132552.68APR130577WALKING DEAD #111 (MR)$2.99IMA
141152.68APR130598-MAVENGERS #14$3.99MAR
151351.88APR130620-MUNCANNY X-MEN #7$3.99MAR
161451.81APR130594-MAGE OF ULTRON #10AI$3.99MAR
171551.76MAR130639-MX-MEN #2$3.99MAR
182650.58APR130181-MGREEN LANTERN #21$2.99DC 
191750.56APR130596UNCANNY AVENGERS #9$3.99MAR
201650.53APR130127-MJUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #5$3.99DC 
211850.37APR130607-MGUARDIANS OF GALAXY #4$3.99MAR
221948.30APR130597AVENGERS #13$3.99MAR
232045.89APR130170-MDETECTIVE COMICS #21$3.99DC 
243142.65APR130167BATMAN AND BATGIRL #21$2.99DC 
252142.32APR130627-MNEW AVENGERS #7$3.99MAR
262241.81APR130611-MSAVAGE WOLVERINE #6$3.99MAR
272341.40APR130619THANOS RISING #3$3.99MAR
283838.08APR130658-MDEADPOOL #11$2.99MAR
292734.79APR130664-MINDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #9$3.99MAR
302834.57APR130640-MTHOR GOD OF THUNDER #9$3.99MAR
314534.21APR130168-MBATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #21$2.99DC 
324734.00APR130660DEADPOOL #12$2.99MAR
333933.93APR130544-MJUPITERS LEGACY #2 (MR) [*]$2.99IMA
344833.80APR130420-MLAZARUS #1 (MR)$2.99IMA
355032.96APR130141-MAQUAMAN #21$2.99DC 
363032.93APR130644-MWOLVERINE #4$3.99MAR
372932.71APR130150-MACTION COMICS #21$3.99DC 
385131.97APR130184-MGREEN LANTERN CORPS #21$2.99DC 
393231.25APR130617-MIRON MAN #11$3.99MAR
405331.17APR130153-MSUPERMAN #21$2.99DC 
413330.82APR130636-MCAPTAIN AMERICA #8$3.99MAR
423430.75APR130647-MWOLVERINE #5$3.99MAR
435430.51APR130179NIGHTWING #21$2.99DC 
445630.20APR130147-MEARTH 2 #13$2.99DC 
455530.13APR130058STAR WARS #6 2013 ONGOING$2.99DAR
463529.99APR130012-MTRUE LIVES O/T FABULOUS KILLJOYS #1$3.99DAR
473629.91APR130652-MUNCANNY X-FORCE #6$3.99MAR
485729.76APR130186-MGREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #21$2.99DC 
493729.32APR130687-MWOLVERINE AND X-MEN #31$3.99MAR
506028.51MAR130694HAWKEYE #11$2.99MAR
514028.42APR130654UNCANNY X-FORCE #7$3.99MAR
525928.33APR130177BATGIRL #21$2.99DC 
534128.00APR130689WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #32$3.99MAR
544227.76MAR130566EAST OF WEST #3 [*]$3.50IMA
556127.34APR130143-MFLASH #21$2.99DC 
564327.04APR130649-MCABLE AND X-FORCE #9$3.99MAR
576226.26APR130188-MRED LANTERNS #21$2.99DC 
586626.09APR130629-MFANTASTIC FOUR #9$2.99MAR
596725.79APR130123-MLARFLEEZE #1$2.99DC 
604625.72APR130605-MNOVA #5$3.99MAR
614925.41APR130651CABLE AND X-FORCE #10$3.99MAR
626925.34APR130145-MWONDER WOMAN #21$2.99DC 
637225.22APR130684DAREDEVIL #27$2.99MAR
647424.43APR130206-MTEEN TITANS #21$2.99DC 
655223.94APR130675ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #24$3.99MAR
664423.31APR130364-MMY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #8$3.99IDW
677923.00APR130633-MTHUNDERBOLTS #10$2.99MAR
687722.81APR130180RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #21$2.99DC 
695822.13APR130624-MSECRET AVENGERS #5$3.99MAR
708321.69APR130622-MYOUNG AVENGERS #6$2.99MAR
718421.55APR130635THUNDERBOLTS #11$2.99MAR
728621.16MAR130654-MFF #8$2.99MAR
738020.63APR130250-MWAKE #2 (MR) [*]$2.99DC 
747820.58APR130574-MTEN GRAND #2 (MR) [*]$2.99IMA
7522820.07APR130835-MBUBBLEGUN #1$1.00ASP
768819.83APR130173-MBATWOMAN #21$2.99DC 
776519.49APR130239-MASTRO CITY #1 COVER A$3.99DC 
786819.35APR130680-MAVENGERS ASSEMBLE #16$3.99MAR
799018.95APR130131-MGREEN ARROW #21$2.99DC 
807118.86APR130669AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #22$3.99MAR
819118.59APR130192CONSTANTINE #4$2.99DC 
827518.47MAR130686-MDAREDEVIL END OF DAYS #8$3.99MAR
837318.31APR130213INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US #6$3.99DC 
849418.20APR130156SUPERGIRL #21$2.99DC 
859618.17APR130149WORLDS FINEST #13$2.99DC 
867618.16APR130666A PLUS X #9$3.99MAR
8710118.11APR130685DAREDEVIL DARK NIGHTS #1$2.99MAR
889818.02APR130176CATWOMAN #21$2.99DC 
8910417.79APR130642AVENGERS ARENA #10$2.99MAR
906417.75APR130366-MMY LITTLE PONY MICRO SERIES #5 PINKIE PIE$3.99IDW
9110317.73APR130204SWAMP THING #21$2.99DC 
9210517.36APR130200JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #21$2.99DC 
9310617.23APR130643AVENGERS ARENA #11$2.99MAR
947017.08APR130303-MX-FILES SEASON 10 #1$3.99IDW
9510716.89APR130655X-MEN LEGACY #12$2.99MAR
9610816.79APR130191ANIMAL MAN #21$2.99DC 
978116.42APR130690ASTONISHING X-MEN #63$3.99MAR
9811016.12APR130205SUICIDE SQUAD #21$2.99DC 
9911316.02APR130670SCARLET SPIDER #18$2.99MAR
1008515.77APR130208ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #2$3.99DC 

 
 

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