April’s Top Graphic Novels Revealed, Gotham City Sirens Returns, Joe Quesada Covers Space Ghost | Comic Book Club News For May 10, 2024

Comic Book Club News May 10 2024

April’s Top 20-selling graphic novels have been revealed. Gotham City Sirens returns this August. Joe Quesada has pencilled a cover for Dynamite’s Space Ghost. All on Comic Book Club News for May 10, 2024.


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April’s best-selling graphic novels revealed.

Gotham City Sirens returns.

Joe Quesada covers Space Ghost.

This is Comic Book Club News for May 10, 2024.

April 2024’s Best-Selling Graphic Novels Revealed:

Yesterday we brought you news of the top-selling single issues of April, 2024. Today, it’s time to turn our attention to graphic novels and trade collections.

Per ICv2, the top-selling graphic novel of the month, at least in units sold, was Marvel’s Predator vs. Wolverine collection. However, number two on units sold and number one on dollars earned was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin, which has perenially topped these lists.

While Marvel dominated the single-issue charts, only Ultimate Invasion and Mini Marvels: Spidey Sense cracked the Top 20 on units sold. DC, meanwhile, didn’t chart at all on units sold, and only Zatanna by Paul Dini and a Justice League Dark Omnibus hit the dollars earned chart.

Image Comics had a strong showing, however, with seven titles on units sold, though four of those were Invincible collections and one was Void Rivals, also by Robert Kirkman.

Dog Man continues to sell well, as does its diametric opposite, Something is Killing the Children. And a big shout-out to Spud Gets Spooky, which hit 18 on units sold and comes from Brooklyn’s own Anyone Comics.

Gotham City Sirens Returns With Weekly Series This August:

Gotham City Sirens, the female Batman villain team-up title, is coming back this August with a bit of a twist. It’s coming out weekly, and replacing three regular titles for the month.

The news was revealed over at Polygon, who shared that the Stephanie Williams written four issue miniseries will replace the ongoing Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Catwoman titles in August. Instead, those three characters will go on a Western-style adventure, and fight not only Joker’s other lady companion Punchline, but also a new group of shirtless hunk villains called the Nasty Boys, not to be confused with Mister Sinister’s henchman over in Marvel’s X-Men.

The art team consists of Matteo Lolli, Daniel Hillyard, and Brandt & Stein, and will consist of three regular-sized issues followed by an over-sized, 40 page finale. Presumably, the three other series will resume publishing in September.

[Editor’s Note: Per a press release from DC Comics, “all three titular characters’ series will return in September with ongoing numbering.”]

Joe Quesada Pencils Cover For Dynamite’s Space Ghost:

Joe Quesada, former EIC and CCO of Marvel, has stepped back into the spotlight to draw a Final Order Cutoff Variant Cover for Dynamite’s Space Ghost #2. The new cover will only be available for stores and fans who order the upcoming issue before May 13.

Said writer David Pepose via press release provided to Comic Book Club: “Nobody is more blown away than me that the legendary Joe Quesada has graced us with this sensational cover for Space Ghost. From his work on Daredevil to spearheading Marvel Knights, I’ve been a tremendous fan of Joe for years as both an artist, an editor, and as one of comics’ most enthusiastic ambassadors. I truly could not be more excited to have him lend us his extraordinary talents to Space Ghost with this instantly iconic image.”

The cover is great of course, showing the title character in a heroic pose in space. But perhaps more significantly this points to Dynamite’s all-in approach to their new line with Warner Bros. Discovery. ThunderCats is a huge hit, Space Ghost had enormous sales as well. And the publisher is continuing the buzz going with initiatives like this Quesada cover.

For Comic Book Club News, I’m Alex Zalben. Short version? Good job, Dynamite. Ya blowin’ up.

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