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Everybody Loves Dead Captain America

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cap25_page17_panel01.jpgDiamond Comics Distributors, the folks who distribute every comic book in the U.S. of A., released the top-selling comics of 2007, and man oh man, was everybody glad to see that self-righteous dickweed Captain America get hisass shot. Captain America #25 was the best-selling comic in America last year, followed by nine other Marvel titles ranging from the Civil War nonsense to the Dark Tower comics.

In fact, Marvel kicked D.C’s ass all over 2007, so much so that it’s kind of just mean. Although Marvel had 40% of the U.S. comic market compared to D.C.’s 32%, Marvel had 75 out of the Top 100 comics of the year, according to Diamond’s sales figures. Newsarama compares that to last year’s Top 100, which consisted entirely of 53 Marvel titles and 47 D.C. titles. And this is despite the fact that in the past few years, Spider-man has both eaten a vampire’s face and made a deal with the devil to get rid of his supermodel wife. D.C., what the hell is going on over there?

To see the full Top 100, check it out at Newsarama here.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.