In the meantime, Comixology have released some stats on their best selling comics. These are the paid, free and on the OS and Web format.
Top 10 paid comics
The power of TV and movies! – Wanted and Kick Ass are both high profile movies, which had lots of publicity. Wanted was one of the first big comics released, while Kick Ass had the power of Marvel behind it! Walking Dead as a comic had a lot of publicity behind it in line with the TV series – no surprises here!
Top Ten Paid Comics (by unique series)
As Wanted #1 was free, it’s no surprise that #2 was the top selling issue. This list gives us an idea on the popularity of series – Ones that didÂ surpriseÂ me were: The Pro, Grimm Fairy Tales Return to Wonderland and Hack/Slash. The rest are pretty high profile series, which should be more familiar to comics fans! Perhaps a reason is that many fans already have paper copies of Sandman & Y: The Last Man?
Top Ten Series
The top three here all have their movie and TV deals which add their strength, whereas Civil War was a very high profile Marvel event, which also has the Mark Millar name attached to it! WithÂ regardsÂ to Sandman at #10, I would refer to the previous list – many fans and readers have the trades, which are easily available. The rest are all very strong titles which deserve to be their, although I though Chew may be higher!
Top Ten Free Comics
No realÂ surprisesÂ here – free comics are good for one off’s and previews. All of these, with the exception of Clash of the Titans are an #0 or #1 as a free sample. All are strong series and I was pleased that Atomic Robo got some recognition.
I would be interested to see how Box 13 (Comixology’s own) fares against these!