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Kirkman Continues To Fail Upwards: The Walking Dead #115 Best Selling Comic of 2013

Written by GHERU on Thursday, October 10 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

Kirkman Continues To Fail Upwards: The Walking Dead #115 Best Selling Comic of 2013

All this from an indy hack who couldn't even write a decent Ant-Man book

Source: The Walking Dead #115 Is Best Selling Comic Book Of 2013 So Far

No, this is not a re-run, The Walking Dead has captured the “best selling” issue for the second year in a row, according to The USA Today, a great paper to read if you absolutely need to know what happened last week. From

According to USA Today, The Walking Dead #115 has sold more than 350,000 copies through retail orders, which by far makes the issue the best-selling comic so far in 2013. The Walking Dead #115 kicks off a twelve issue story arc called “All Out War.” It’s also being recognized as the 10th anniversary edition of the series. The issue was published with 10 variant covers, which helped to boost sales as some collectors like to collect every variation of their favorite titles.

…Last year, the best selling comic book of the year was The Walking Dead #100, which sold more than 380,000 copies.

How sad is it that there is an entire generation of comic book readers who think that 300,000 issues of a comic sold is a big deal?

Now, we can go off on variant covers, gimmicky anniversaries, or whatever other fanboy bitchfest that will try and diminish Kirkman’s accomplishments, but there is no denying that The Walking Dead is a franchise not to be underestimated. But, even with all those qualifications, this is a creator owned book that routinely leads the monthly graphic novel sales charts and has, for the second year in a row, sold more single issues that any other comic, including the totally not falsely inflated “shortages” of a certain company’s 3D covers.

350,000 copies! That’s a lot of nuts…by today’s standards.


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