It’s still January, so why not try and cram in as many Top 10 lists as we can?Â The latest comes from Diamond Comic Distributors who sent us the top selling comics and graphic novels list for 2008.Â Can’t say I’m surprised by the results, as anyone who follows the Top 300 list each month can see those trending titles.
You have Skrull questions, Marvel has Skrull answers… Secret Invasion #1 Director’s Cut (a brand new printing) is being expanded to 80 pages, will include all the variant covers, the prologue story, the script to the issue, a Leinil Yu sketchbook, and all those fantastic Who Do You Trust? images done by Greg Horn that I ran on the site
Or – “Sheena?Â Shanna?Â Shawna?Â Shanaynay?Â Shirley?” The Secret Invasion is on, which means that, until further notice, every story in the Marvel Universe is going to be a maddening vignette that will only make sense in retrospect, AFTER the rest of the limited series is printed in six or eight months.Â Or, as I call it: Marvel Comics in the summer.Â You have been warned…
Diamond Comic Distributors has sent Major Spoilers the break down of the top 300 comics for the month of April. The month was won by Marvel, who had 39.78% of the Comics, Magazines and Graphic Novels dollar share, with DC Comics and Dark Horse taking the second and third spot respectively. Secret Invasion #1 took the top spot on the list with a Retail Rank of 351.80, which ICv2 has estimated to be 250,000 copies. Surprisingly, Marvel claimed the majority of the top 10 titles sold, with DC breaking up the list with a ninth place showing with Justice League
Marvel Comics let us know that Secret Invasion #1 is getting a third reprinting, while Secret Invasion #2, New Avengers #40, and Mighty Avengers #13 are all getting a second reprint run to meet demand. As with nearly every reprint being done today, there are variant covers to go along with them. We have those and release dates for the reprints after the jump.
It’s the 90s all over again kiddies, with variant covers coming fast and furious for titles and reprints. The latest variant comes from Dynamic Forces and Marvel for next week’s Secret Invasion #1 by Mel Rubi. Comic fans old and new know Mel Rubi’s art from the immense variety of titles and characters that he has drawn for the past two decades. Mel’s countless credits include hit Marvel titles such as Uncanny X-Men, Excalibur and Wolverine, as well as Image titles Grifter, Stormwatch and Deathblow, and for Dark Horse, Star Wars: The Bounty Hunters – Scoundrel’s Wages. Most recently, Mel
Marvel sent the cover images for Secret Invasion #1, that let’s us all in on a Skrull invasion. Wait…what? Skrulls invading the Marvel universe, replacing characters we have grown to know and love? Why am I the last to know about all of this? In all seriousness, Secret Invasion is here, and Marvel promises it will “change the Marvel Universe Forever!” Okay, okay, you can stop giggling now, and check out the cover images.