ComiXology has announced the 25 bestselling comiXology Submit titles of 2014.
Launched in 2013, the self-publishing portal allows independent creators to upload their comics and graphic novels for sale worldwide, with profits split evenly between comiXology and the creator.
Although comiXology doesn't provide any details about number of downloads, the list still makes for interesting reading, as it's a mix of titles you might expect -- Leaving Megalopolis by Gail Simone and Jim Calafiore, Testament by Douglas Rushkoff & Co. -- and some that don't have that level of creator name recognition, like Benjamin Rivers' Snow and Beto Skubs and Rafael de Latorre's Fade Out: Painless Suicide.
While Leaving Megalopolis and Testament: Omnibus top the chart, Joe Benitez's Lady Mechanika claims three spots. It's also an incredibly diverse list, where the mystery Watson and Holmes is found alongside the "world's sexiest anthology" Smut Peddler, and the gay superhero title The Pride is nestled between the Western Moth City Preludes: The Reservoir and the pirate adventure Annie Bonnie.
Here's the Top 25:
- Leaving Megalopolis, by Gail Simone and Jim Calafiore
- Testament: Omnibus, by Douglas Rushkoff and Gary Erskine, Peter Gross, Dean Ormstom and Liam Sharp
- Lady Mechanika #3, by Joe Benitez
- Watson And Holmes Vol. 1: A Study In Black, by Karl Bollers, Rick Leonardi and Larry Stroman
- Smut Peddler: 2014 Edition, by Kate Leth, Trudy Cooper, Blue Delliquanti, Joanna Estep, Jess Fink, Erica Henderson, Kate Leth, Trudy Cooper, Blue Delliquanti, Jess Fink, Niki Smith, C. Spike Trotman and more
- The Sleep of Reason, by Blue Delliquanti, Rachel Edidin, Meg Gandy, KC Green, Brittney Sabo, Jason Thompson, Langdon Foss, Meg Gandy, KC Green, Kel McDonald, Brittney Sabo, C. Spike Trotman and more
- Snow: Complete Edition, by Benjamin Rivers
- Lady Mechanika #1, by Joe Benitez
- Brandi Bare #1, by Joe Pekar, Jeff Outlaw and Joe Pekar
- Testament Vol. 1, by Douglas Rushkoff and Liam Sharp
- Lady Mechanika #2, by Joe Benitez
- Fade Out: Painless Suicide, by Beto Skubs and Rafael de Latorre
- Saga of a Doomed Universe #1, by Scott Reed
- Jackie Rose Vol. 1: The Treasure of Captain Read, by Josh Ulrich
- Snipe, by Kathryn Immonen and Stuart Immonen
- The Book of Five Rings: A Graphic Novel, by Sean Michael Wilson, William Scott Wilson and Chie Kutsuwada
- Requiem Vampire Knight Vol. 1: Resurrection, by Pat Mills and Olivier Ledroit
- Oh Joy Sex Toy, by Erika Moen
- Template: The Complete First Season, by Quinton Miles and Andres Quezada
- Sinsationals #0, by Scott Jones
- Brandi Bare #2, by Jeff Outlaw and Joe Pekar
- Moth City Preludes #1, by Tim Gibson
- The Pride #1, by Joe Glass; Artists, Marc Ellerby, Joshua Faith and Gavin Mitchell
- Anne Bonnie #1, by Tim Yates, Lelan Estes and Tony Vassalo
- The Package, by Elliot Blake and Alexis Ziritt