Loeb Nova and Bendis Guardians of the Galaxy Come In Around 70-80,000 In Sales

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[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6049:]]Diamond Comics released their top 100 comic books for February 2013 where we see our archnemesis NINO Nova has come in at #14, directly followed by his evil henchmen the Bendis Guardians of the Galaxy 0.1 issue at #15.

The final numbers aren’t out yet, but if we compare those slots to January sales that puts them somewhere around 70-80,000.

Not bad sales numbers and pretty much what was expected with all the variants and promo behind the titles.

Of course, McGuinness and McNiven have a lot to do with that as well.

It will be interesting to see what happens to sales as in the case with Nova, fans liked the Black Nova Corps science-fiction aspects of the first issue, but Loeb seems to be going in the opposite direction with a new teen Spider-Man.

And for Guardians of the Galaxy, it has already been announced that McNiven will be replaced as of issue four for an arc.

For perspective, January’s Avengers #4 sold around 83,000, with New Avengers #2 at 79,400; those two bookend Nova #1 and GoTG .1.

Possibly a more stable title to compare sales to would be with Green Lantern, as January’s #16 came in around 73,000.

Here’s the complete list:

QTY
RANK
DOLLAR
RANK
INDEX   DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 204.22   JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 $3.99 DC
2 2 117.77   UNCANNY X-MEN #1 $3.99 MAR
3 3 100.00   BATMAN #17 $3.99 DC
4 4 69.88   JUSTICE LEAGUE #17 $3.99 DC
5 6 67.57   SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #3 $3.99 MAR
6 7 63.64   SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #4 $3.99 MAR
7 8 62.79   UNCANNY X-MEN #2 $3.99 MAR
8 9 58.09   UNCANNY AVENGERS #4 $3.99 MAR
9 10 56.96   DETECTIVE COMICS #17 $3.99 DC
10 14 56.59   SECRET AVENGERS #1 $3.99 MAR
11 11 56.56   ALL NEW X-MEN #7 $3.99 MAR
12 12 56.32   AVENGERS #6 $3.99 MAR
13 13 54.72   AVENGERS #5 $3.99 MAR
14 15 53.66   NOVA #1 $3.99 MAR
15 16 53.32   GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #0.1 $3.99 MAR
16 17 47.86   NEW AVENGERS #3 $3.99 MAR
17 22 47.16   GREEN LANTERN #17 $2.99 DC
18 26 43.64   BATGIRL #17 $2.99 DC
19 27 42.19   WALKING DEAD #107 (MR) $2.99 IMA
20 29 41.22   NIGHTWING #17 $2.99 DC
21 32 40.47   BATMAN AND ROBIN #17 $2.99 DC
22 35 38.87   AQUAMAN #17 $2.99 DC
23 21 38.66   SAVAGE WOLVERINE #2 $3.99 MAR
24 37 38.03   DEADPOOL #5 $2.99 MAR
25 18 37.95   ACTION COMICS #17 $3.99 DC
26 19 37.64   UNCANNY X-FORCE #2 $3.99 MAR
27 20 37.31   INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #4 $3.99 MAR
28 38 37.16   BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #17 $2.99 DC
29 40 36.77   BATMAN INCORPORATED #8 $2.99 DC
30 44 35.63   FEARLESS DEFENDERS #1 $2.99 MAR
31 23 35.25   CAPTAIN AMERICA #4 $3.99 MAR
32 41 35.22   RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #17 $2.99 DC
33 24 34.42   THOR GOD OF THUNDER #5 $3.99 MAR
34 42 34.08   WALKING DEAD THE GOVERNOR SPECIAL (MR) $2.99 IMA
35 5 32.75   AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700 $7.99 MAR
36 45 32.11   SAGA #10 (MR) $2.99 IMA
37 46 31.99   EARTH 2 #9 $2.99 DC
38 30 30.66   IRON MAN #6 $3.99 MAR
39 31 30.60   CABLE AND X-FORCE #4 $3.99 MAR
40 51 30.57   STAR WARS #2 $2.99 DAR
41 33 29.90   WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #25 $3.99 MAR
42 49 29.86   FANTASTIC FOUR #4 $2.99 MAR
43 50 29.53   GREEN LANTERN CORPS #17 $2.99 DC
44 34 29.46   BEFORE WATCHMEN COMEDIAN #5 (MR) $3.99 DC
45 28 28.92   MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #3 $3.99 IDW
46 59 28.91   YOUNG AVENGERS #2 $2.99 MAR
47 53 28.73   THUNDERBOLTS #4 $2.99 MAR
48 36 28.72   BEFORE WATCHMEN DR MANHATTAN #4 (MR) $3.99 DC
49 54 28.49   FLASH #17 $2.99 DC
50 56 28.06   GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #17 $2.99 DC
51 57 27.65   THUNDERBOLTS #5 $2.99 MAR
52 25 26.26   HIT-GIRL #5 (MR) $4.99 MAR
53 60 26.01   TEEN TITANS #17 $2.99 DC
54 62 25.95   WONDER WOMAN #17 $2.99 DC
55 63 24.67   DAREDEVIL #23 $2.99 MAR
56 64 24.49   HAWKEYE #8 $2.99 MAR
57 70 23.92   GREEN ARROW #17 $2.99 DC
58 66 23.79   DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED #2 $2.99 MAR
59 65 23.78   RED LANTERNS #17 $2.99 DC
60 67 23.77   FF #4 $2.99 MAR
61 47 23.53   ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #20 $3.99 MAR
62 43 22.85   MY LITTLE PONY MICRO SERIES #1 TWILIGHT SPARKLE $3.99 IDW
63 71 22.31   AVENGERS ARENA #4 $2.99 MAR
64 193 22.06   LEGEND O/T SHADOWCLAN #1 $1.00 ASP
65 72 21.60   AVENGERS ARENA #5 $2.99 MAR
66 52 21.56   X-MEN #41 $3.99 MAR
67 55 21.33   SECRET AVENGERS #37 $3.99 MAR
68 74 21.26   BATWOMAN #17 $2.99 DC
69 76 20.90   SWAMP THING #17 $2.99 DC
70 77 20.62   X-MEN LEGACY #6 $2.99 MAR
71 58 20.43   AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #17 $3.99 MAR
72 79 20.04   CATWOMAN #17 $2.99 DC
73 80 20.01   SUPERGIRL #17 $2.99 DC
74 61 19.56   AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #12 $3.99 MAR
75 84 19.53   ANIMAL MAN #17 $2.99 DC
76 86 18.80   WORLDS FINEST #9 $2.99 DC
77 88 18.58   TALON #5 $2.99 DC
78 99 17.95   JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICAS VIBE #1 $2.99 DC
79 48 17.94   AVENGERS ASSEMBLE ANNUAL #1 $4.99 MAR
80 97 17.93   KATANA #1 $2.99 DC
81 68 17.77   DAREDEVIL END OF DAYS #5 $3.99 MAR
82 90 17.76   SUPERBOY #17 $2.99 DC
83 89 17.68   HAPPY #4 (MR) $2.99 IMA
84 92 17.50   SUICIDE SQUAD #17 $2.99 DC
85 94 17.15   JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #17 $2.99 DC
86 95 17.08   MORBIUS LIVING VAMPIRE #2 $2.99 MAR
87 100 16.18   SCARLET SPIDER #14 $2.99 MAR
88 73 16.06   ASTONISHING X-MEN #59 $3.99 MAR
89 101 15.82   HELLBOY IN HELL #3 $2.99 DAR
90 75 15.80   ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #21 $3.99 MAR
91 104 15.56   VENOM #31 $2.99 MAR
92 110 15.15   PUNISHER WAR ZONE #5 $2.99 MAR
93 111 15.12   ALPHA BIG TIME #1 $2.99 MAR
94 106 14.95   BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #18 $2.99 DAR
95 69 14.91   ADVENTURE TIME #13 $3.99 BOO
96 81 14.90   ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #22 $3.99 MAR
97 113 14.73   WINTER SOLDIER #15 $2.99 MAR
98 82 14.73   ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #23 $3.99 MAR
99 112 14.67   BIRDS OF PREY #17 $2.99 DC
100 83 14.65   WOLVERINE MAX #4 (MR) $3.99 MAR