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On top of this I would like to see kindle, Nook, Android and other format sales – I fear we may never get a complete picture until publishers release better sales figures for digital!

Here’s some good news for digital comics industry watchers: Three of the five most popular iPad book apps of the last week were comics apps. Here’s some bad news for DC, though; their app was downloaded less than Marvel’s, and that was the week when Justice League #1 debuted, and the publisher’s digital push was given a lot of press.

According to the eBookNewser blog, ComiXology’s Comics app was the second most popular iPad book app of the week (behind Al Gore’s Our Choice app), followed by the Marvel app and the DC app at #3 and #4 on the chart. The Bible app slips in at #5, which means that – for one week, at least – comics are bigger than Jesus, in the same way that John Lennon once claimed the Beatles were (Insert your own outrage here – and comics publishers can always feel good about the idea that someone will have to buy their comics in order to burn them, if it came to a worse case scenario).

Now all we need is a digital sales chart, to see who’s buying what books…

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