If we’re reading this right, hitting “popular” on the Apple bookstore page for comics reveals what’s hot at that very instant, and based on the placement of AVENGERS #1 and WALKING DEAD, we’d guess this has some relationship to sales velocity—not necessarily numbers, though.
Some observations: Hachette’s GN adaptation of Anne Rice’s INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE doesn’t come out until next November, so it’s a bit unlikely as a bestseller.
Kids’ comics have always done well on iTunes, as has religion, so kids’ Bible comics are a natural near the top.
BIBI by Aria is some kind of Korean manhwa that has its own app, but not much else we can quickly glean. The first chapter is free, however, as are most of these “most popular.”
The rest of the list consists of free oddities, like Chris Howard’s SALTWATER WITCH, interspersed with paid warhorses, like WALKING DEAD.
As we always say, these kid of “snapshot” sales charts are just that…a snapshot and not a long-term ranking. However, it is always surprising what shows up.
The New Avengers #1
Interview with the Vampire: Claudia’s Story
Children’s Bible Comic Book Kings and Prophets
Children’s Bible Comic Book Parables and …
The Batman Files: Selected Records from the Book
Bibi: Book 1 (Enhanced Version)
파스칼의 초상화와 그의 풍경화
Super Mystery Comics
La Biblia de los Niños – Cómic Reyes y pr…
London Horror Comic
The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye
A School Love Affair
Saltwater Witch – Chapter 1 (Graphic Novel)
La Biblia de los Niños – Parábolas y mila…
Bibi : book 10
The Walking Dead, Vol. 2: Miles Behind Us
The Giant Smurf
Bibi : book 20
Plastic Man: Issue 1 (Part 1 of 4)
The Walking Dead, Vol. 3: Safety Behi
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.