Cape & Cowl Comics

Cape & Cowl Comics

Your new favorite Oakland comic book store

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June's Best Selling Trade Paperbacks & Graphic Novels (And March. And April...And May)

Jeesh! For as much as we claim to love reporting our best selling books, we sure dropped the ball. But that ends now! Or at least for now. We'll do our best. So below are our best selling trade paperbacks and graphic novels from June and then below that we'll recap the 3 months we skipped and add some notes about what we see. Finally, below the recaps you'll see our Top 16 All Time best sellers. We'll try to keep this updated as we go along because, why not? Without further ado:

June's Best Sellers!

  1. Bitch Planet Vol. 1
  2. Saga Vol. 7
  3. Wicked + Divine Vol. 5
  4. Black Panther Vol. 1
  5. Infinite Seven Vol. 1
  6. Saga Vol. 2
  7. Wonder Woman (Rebirth) Vol. 1
  8. Tarantula
  9. Saga Vol. 1
  10. Monstress Vol. 1
  11. Paper Girls Vol. 1
  12. Black Panther Vol. 3
  13. Space Riders Vol. 1
  14. Rick and Morty Vol. 1
  15. Black Panther Vol. 2
  16. Lazarus Vol. 5

           MAY!

  1. Saga Vol. 7
  2. Saga Vol. 1
  3. Monstress Vol. 1
  4. Space Riders Vol. 1
  5. Tethered
  6. Paper Girls Vol. 2
  7. Bitch Planet Vol. 1
  8. Love is Love
  9. Seven to Eternity Vol. 1
  10. Black Panther Vol. 1
  11. Saga Vol. 2
  12. Saga Vol. 6
  13. Head Lopper Vol. 1
  14. Deadly Class Vol. 1
  15. Black Science Vol. 1
  16. I Hate Fairyland Vol. 1

            APRIL!

  1. Saga Vol. 7
  2. Space Riders Vol. 1
  3. Saga Vol. 1
  4. Black Panther Vol. 1
  5. Batman Rebirth Vol. 1
  6. Black Panther Vol. 3
  7. Seven to Eternity Vol. 1
  8. Batman Rebirth Vol. 2
  9. Snotgirl Vol. 1
  10. Saga Vol. 2
  11. Head Lopper Vol. 1
  12. Flintstones Vol. 1
  13. Kill or Be Killed Vol. 1
  14. Love is Love
  15. Spider-Man Miles Morales Vol. 2
  16. Mockingbird Vol. 2

            MARCH!

  1. Saga Vol. 7
  2. Saga Vol. 1
  3. Space Riders Vol. 1
  4. Seven to Eternity Vol. 1
  5. Snotgirl Vol. 1
  6. Black Panther Vol. 1
  7. Saga Vol. 3
  8. Walking Dead Vol. 27
  9. Head Lopper Vol. 1
  10. Ms. Marvel Vol. 1
  11. Deadly Class Vol. 5
  12. Kill or Be Killed Vol. 1
  13. Paper Girls Vol. 1
  14. Old Man Logan
  15. Saga Vol. 2
  16. Love is Love

Thoughts and Observations

  • The craziest/most impressive thing on all these lists is Saga Vol. 7 being the best seller in March. It came out on the 29th that month! 3 days to outsell every other book of the month and by quite a bit too. Crazy.
  • Saga Vol. 7 has had a firm grasp on the top slot since it came out so you knew it was going to take something big to knock it off it's pedestal. Enter Bitch Planet Vol. 2. People have been waiting a long, long time for this one.
  • Love seeing Wonder Woman on the list for June. We had such an awesome Wonder Woman day and that movie has had such an exciting impact on people. We have a crazy wide spectrum of people coming in for WW stuff right now.
  • The Book Club Effect is real! Space Riders in April, Tethered in May, and Infinite Seven in June all hit the list after being our Book Club selections.
  • Pretty cool to see all 3 volumes of the current Black Panther series on the list for June. That new movie trailer has people legitimately hyped for all things Black Panther right now.
  • Rick and Morty Vol. 1 makes a surprise appearance on the June list. Maybe it was the April Fool's episode that was released or maybe it was something else, but there has been a huge boost of interest in R&M lately.
  • Space Riders! I wonder how many other shops sell as much of this book as we do. It's probably completely do to always having it facing out or on our recommendations table. That cover sells itself.
  • Speaking of Space Riders, the team behind that beauty of a book just released a new one called Tarantula and it's already a best seller. They call it Satanic Pulp Noir and it's amazing.
  • 39 of the 64 titles listed above are from Image Comics. That's over 60%!

Cape & Cowl's All-Time Best Sellers

  1. Saga Vol. 1
  2. Paper Girls Vol. 1
  3. Saga Vol. 6
  4. Black Panther Vol. 1
  5. Monstress Vol. 1
  6. Space Riders Vol. 1
  7. Saga Vol. 7
  8. Saga Vol. 2
  9. Saga Vol. 5
  10. Bitch Planet Vol. 1
  11. We Can Never Go Home
  12. Saga Vol. 3
  13. Saga Vol. 4
  14. Sex Criminals Vol. 1
  15. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Ultimate Collection Vol. 1
  16. Ms. Marvel Vol. 1