The Man of Steel

Action Comics #1

Last month at All New Comics we conducted a little poll to find out what people thought of the 52 title relaunch of DC Comics.

The results were interesting, mostly expected, but contained a few surprises.

Our customers had some good comments too (which I’ll include in a separate post soon).

About 1/4 of our subscribers replied, and with 31 responses, we’ve got a nice little sampling of what you think.

68% of our members will be buying more DC Comics (at least for a little while), and 12% of All New Comics members say they will buy less DC Comics because of the change.

The Batman family of titles as a line are by far are the most popular, with Batman #1 being the most popular.

JLA #1 is the second most popular title, and Grant Morrison’s Action Comics #1 is the third most popular.

Some of the surprises included:

Justice League Dark, Batgirl and Aquaman are all in the top 10. Batwoman is close behind at #11.

There are strong showings for Firestorm, Nightwing, Swamp Thing, and Animal Man.

There’s a little more interest in Legion Lost than there is in the regular Legion title (that was surprising to me as Legion Lost seems like a companion book to Legion rather than the other way around).

All Star Western has way more interest than I expected.

The top ten and bottom ten fleshed out pretty much as I expected (and I’d be surprised to see most of the bottom 10 around in a year), although there are a few shake ups (Batgirl, a title that has struggled in the past is top 10, suggesting that the decision to put Barbara Gordon back in the batsuit has a lot of interest, despite what you may read on the internets).

I’m excited about the stories that will get told in September, and I think this will be a nice shot in the arm for an industry that needs a good boost right about now.

For interest’s sakes, here’s the full list.  Any surprises you see in here?  Anything you expected to do better or worse?  Chat it up in the comments!

Rank Title Percent Votes
1 Batman #1 78.12% 25
2 Justice League #1 71.88% 23
3 Action Comics #1 59.38% 19
4 Batman And Robin #1 53.12% 17
5 Superman #1 53.12% 17
6 Green Lantern #1 53.12% 17
7 Batgirl #1 46.88% 15
8 Detective Comics #1 46.88% 15
9 Justice League Dark #1 46.88% 15
10 Aquaman #1 46.88% 15
11 Batwoman #1 43.75% 14
12 Batman: The Dark Knight #1 40.62% 13
13 Flash #1 37.50% 12
14 Fury Of Firestorm #1 37.50% 12
15 Green Lantern Corps #1 37.50% 12
16 Nightwing #1 34.38% 11
17 Swamp Thing #1 34.38% 11
18 Green Lanterns: New Guardians 34.38% 11
19 Animal Man #1 31.25% 10
20 Legion Lost #1 28.12% 9
21 Teen Titans #1 28.12% 9
22 All-Star Western #1 28.12% 9
23 Blue Beetle #1 28.12% 9
24 Wonder Woman #1 28.12% 9
25 Red Hood And The Outlaws #1 25.00% 8
26 Red Lanterns #1 25.00% 8
27 Birds Of Prey #1 21.88% 7
28 Legion of Superheroes #1 21.88% 7
29 Stormwatch #1 21.88% 7
30 Suicide Squad #1 21.88% 7
31 Justice League International #1 21.88% 7
32 Catwoman #1 18.75% 6
33 Supergirl #1 18.75% 6
34 Hawk And Dove #1 18.75% 6
35 Superboy #1 15.62% 5
36 Demon Knights #1 15.62% 5
37 Frankenstein: Agent Of SHADE #1 15.62% 5
38 Captain Atom #1 15.62% 5
39 I, Vampire #1 12.50% 4
40 Resurrection Man #1 12.50% 4
41 DC Universe Presents #1 12.50% 4
42 Static Shock #1 9.38% 3
43 Grifter #1 9.38% 3
44 OMAC #1 9.38% 3
45 Savage Hawkman #1 9.38% 3
46 Green Arrow #1 9.38% 3
47 Batwing #1 6.25% 2
48 Deathstroke #1 6.25% 2
49 Mr Terrific #1 6.25% 2
50 Sgt Rock And The Men Of War #1 6.25% 2
51 Voodoo #1 6.25% 2
52 Blackhawks #1 3.12% 1

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