Evil triumphs this week as the second issue of Forever Evil pops up on three charts, while the ponies run wild over at iBooks.
1. Forever Evil #2
2. All New X-Men #17
3. All New X-Men Special #1
4. Earth 2 #15
5. Green Lantern #24
6. Mighty Avengers #2
7. Hunger #3
8. Detective Comics #24
9. Lazarus #4
10. Iron Man, vol. 5 #16
ComiXology’s best-seller list leads off with the second issue of the DC crossover Forever Evil, the crossover that launched as the central event of DC’s Villains Month. The first issue is at number 13 on the comiXology chart, so some folks must be playing catch-up. All the titles in the top ten are new this week, and Marvel has a slight edge, with five titles, compared to four for DC and one for Image.
1. The Sandman: Overture #1
2. The Sandman: Overture #2
3. Injustice: Gods Among Us #36
4. Stephen King’s N
5. Astonishing X-Men, vol. 1: Gifted
6. Forever Evil #2
7. Spider-Man: Big Time
8. Justice League, vol. 3: Throne of Atlantis
9. The Sandman, vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes
10. The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel
Kindle readers are ahead of the curve, as three of the titles on this list—the first two issues of The Sandman: Overture and George R.R. Martin’s The Hedge Knight graphic novel—are pre-orders. That Astonishing X-Men title is a graphic novel on serious markdown, from $10.99 to $3.99. Unlike comiXology shoppers, who didn’t buy enough 99-cents Ultimates titles to have even one crack the top ten, Kindle users love a bargain.
1. Forever Evil #2
2. It’s a Dog’s Life, Snoopy!
3. The World According to Lucy…
4. Snoopy at the Bat
5. Sandman #1
6. The Walking Dead, vol. 1
7. Injustice: Gods Among Us #1
8. Big Nate: Game On!
9. The Walking Dead, vol. 2
10. Injustice: Gods Among Us #35
Nook readers jump on the Forever Evil bandwagon as well, but aside from that the best-seller list is almost identical to last week, fueling my suspicion that very few books are actually selling, and that the numbers are mostly holdovers from previous weeks.
1. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #11
2. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #8
3. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #10
4. Injustice: Gods Among Us #36
5. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #9
6. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #1
7. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #2
8. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #7
9. My Little Pony: Micro Series #8 – Celestia
10. Batman: The Killing Joke
The ponies have it at iBooks, with Injustice: Gods Among Us over with—only the last issue makes the chart—and Batman: The Killing Joke providing a grim counterpoint at the end.
A former book editor and newspaper reporter, Brigid Alverson started MangaBlog to keep track of her daughters¹ reading habits and now covers comics and graphic novels for Comic Book Resources , School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Robot 6, and MTV Geek. She also edits the Good Comics for Kids blog at School Library Journal. Brigid was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards. Send her an email to firstname.lastname@example.org