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DC Comics Top the New York Times Best Seller List!

Simon Peter Curran 11/20/2012 News, Reviews

For as long as anyone can remember, the New York Times Best Sellers List has been the golden standard for writers and publishers. Due to the impact of new media, technology and cultural changes, the list now caters to creators of e-books and, most importantly, comic books and graphic novels.

Enter two of the most iconic super heroes to have ever existed from a publishing powerhouse with over 70 years worth of experience in the industry to book end the most famous chart in the literary world. The characters of Superman and Batman bookend the most prestigious list in literature, making super heroes more relevant in the literary community than ever before. Comic books are no longer considered “just for kids” or a throwaway pack of papers. They are being recognized by the community at large as a viable literary art form. (EDIT: Read our review on Superman Earth One, Volume 2!)

New 52-Batman#1 Cover

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DC Entertainment is pleased to announce that on Friday, THE NEW YORK TIMES published their Graphic Books Best Sellers Lists, and debuting at #1 on the Hardcover list was SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, VOL. 2.

The highly anticipated sequel to the #1 New York Times best-selling graphic novel SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, this new original graphic novel reunites acclaimed writer J. Michael Straczynski (BEFORE WATCHMEN, BRAVE AND THE BOLD, BABYLON 5) and superstar artist Shane Davis (GREEN LANTERN, SUPERMAN/BATMAN).

In SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, VOL. 2, a young Clark Kent, while slightly more settled in Metropolis from when we last left him, is still struggling to find his footing both as a reporter and as his superhero alter-ego, Superman. When a powerful new villain threatens Metropolis and drains him of all his powers, Superman will learn for the first time what it means to be vulnerable — in other words, what it means to be truly human.

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ComicBooked.com extends the warmest congratulations to the creative teams of Batman and Superman: Earth One as well as the entire team at DC Comics. It looks like the age of Comic Books is here to stay and we couldn’t be more happy!

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Hailing from the North West of merry old England. Simon is a professional Film and TV Composer. A lover of bacon and full time nerd, he is also a scriptwriter and an aspiring film maker! Batman is his moral compass. +Simon Peter Curran

  1. Scorp_Moonopoly 11/21/2012 at 4:13 am

    I thank the DC reboot for a huge boost in comic book sales and popularity!

    • jeffhillwriter 11/21/2012 at 9:19 pm

      I partially agree with that. I think the marketing and quality were more important than a reboot per se… I'm still kind of against the idea of rebooting in general for the medium, but I think that if DC would have just said "Our comics are awesome! Come buy them!" with as much vim and vigor as they did their reboot, people would have still bought (and not been disappointed) in their product.

  2. jeffhillwriter 11/21/2012 at 9:22 pm

    Love this! I've been a DC fan my whole comic reading career (with a touch of Marvel on the side) and have always known in my heart that they were the better company, but now I actually have numbers and statistics on my side. This is not only cool and near dreamlike, but important to the industry. DC is essentially carrying the other companies right now, but one companies success is a success for the rest of the industry. It's just proving that now, more than ever, it is cool to be a nerd. Where were these movies, video games, best-seller's lists, and other POSITIVE mainstream attention when I was a kid reading comics? Oh, yeah… That's right… No where. Kudos, DC. Now if only other companies could focus more on their product rather than their movies and licensing and pick up some of the slack… Sigh…

  3. Tony_Cal 11/22/2012 at 1:35 pm

    Very cool to see. I'm a huge Batman fan so this is good news for me.

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