Marvel Legacy Branding Doesn’t Seem To Help Sales

This is the Top 10 Bleeding Cool Bestseller List, as compiled by a number of comic stores from their sales on Wednesday and Thursday, 8th October 2017. It measures what are known as the “Wednesday Warriors”, those who can’t wait for the weekend to get this week’s comics. We salute you, and the keenness you bring to your passion.

Batman takes the top four (and he pops up in the fifth as well) Walking Dead outsells all Marvel titles and Paper Girls outsells them all apart from X-Men Gold. And even fill-in Superman does similar… Marvel Legacy has not seemed to make an impact on these stores sales.

1. Batman The Dawnbreaker #1
2. Batman White Knight #1
3. Batman #32
4. All-Star Batman #14
5. Justice League #30
6. Walking Dead #172
7. Green Arrow #32
8. X-Men Gold #13
9. Superman #32
10. Paper Girls #16

Despite Marvel’s best efforts, the Batman titles flattened Marvel’s sales. Legacy still performed fairly well overall. Honorable mention to X-men Gold, Jessica Jones which spiked in readership some this week, and Punisher Platoon.