Digital Comics: What are people downloading?

The comics download application comixology has posted their lists of the top comics that were downloaded in 2010. It’s an interesting set of lists, and since the industry blogosphere is afire with talk of how digital comics are the next big thing and that the iPad is revolutionizing the medium it is kind of interesting (and honestly… very disappointing) to see just what it is that people are downloading…

Please note: These lists are for the Comics by comiXology app only (they don’t include publisher-branded apps). They do include the platform on iOS, Android and Web.

These lists are all by units.

Top 10 paid comics
1. Wanted #2
2. Kick-Ass #1
3. Wanted #3
4. The Walking Dead Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye
5. Wanted #4
6. Wanted #5
7. Wanted #6
8. Kick-Ass #2
9. The Walking Dead Vol. 2: Miles Behind Us
10. Kick-Ass #3

Top Ten Paid Comics (by unique series)
1. Wanted #2
2. Kick-Ass #1
3. The Walking Dead Vol. 1
4. The Pro
5. Grimm Fairy Tales Return to Wonderland #2
6. Chew #2
7. Civil War #1
8. Hack/Slash: The Series #1
9. Sandman #1
10. Y: The Last Man #1 (Canadian artist: Pia Guerra)

Top Ten Series
1. The Walking Dead
2. Kick-Ass
3. Wanted
4. Civil War
5. Grimm Fairy Tales Return to Wonderland
6. Hack/Slash: The Series
7. Chew
8. Hunter Killer
9. Witchblade
10. Sandman

Top Ten Free Comics
1. The Walking Dead #1
2. Wanted #1
3. Chew #1
4. The Darkness Vol. 1 #1
5. Witchblade #1
6. Hunter Killer #0
7. Hunter Killer #1
8. Atomic Robo #1 (Canadian publisher Red 5 Comics, coloured by Rhonda Patterson)
9. Hellboy #1
10. Clash of the Titans: Exclusive Prequel Comic

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