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Comic Vine Week in Review: 10/29/12

A look back and what everyone's been checking out over the past week.

Each week we take a look at the data of the site. Actually, we look at it everyday but post a weekly summary to share the data with all of you. Unfortunately, we've missed the last couple weeks due to New York Comic Con and just getting caught up. Here's a look at the top viewed items last week.

Top Seven Viewed News Articles

Yup, it's Monday...
Yup, it's Monday...
  1. 'Iron Man 3' Teaser Trailer Scene Breakdown and Analysis
  2. Marvel NOW! Checklist—What You Have to Look Forward To
  3. Six Developments from SUPERMAN #13
  4. Awesome Art Picks: Spider-Man, Loki, Joker and More
  5. 'The Wolverine' is NOT a Prequel Movie
  6. Why You Should Give AME-COMI a Look
  7. Halloween Costume Extravaganza 2012: The Sexy

There was a lot of excitement over the Iron Man 3 trailer. It may be good or bad that this one seems to be going a little darker. At least it's looking like it will be different than the previous two rather than just another sequel. There was also a huge amount of interest in the list of Marvel NOW! comics.

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Top Ten Viewed Comic Characters

  1. Snowflame
  2. Batman
  3. Spider-Man
  4. Superman
  5. Iron Man
  6. Hulk
  7. Wonder Woman
  8. Dr. Aldrich Killian
  9. Green Arrow
  10. Joker

Batman has been defeated. Many have wondered if Batman would ever get knocked down from the top slot of most viewed characters. It's happened before but he usually ends up claiming his spot immediately. I noticed Snowflame claim the spot during the week but wasn't sure if he'd be able to maintain it. Who the heck is Snowflame? He only has one appearance in an issue of THE NEW GUARDIANS from 1988. He gains his power from cocaine...Drugs are bad, kids. If you search online, you'll even find a fan webcomic devoted to him, even though he died in the comic.

Surprisingly, the Iron Man trailer didn't push Stark's views up higher. It did get Dr. Killian into the top ten.

Top Seven Viewed Reviews

  1. Talon #1
  2. Punisher: War Zone #1
  3. A-Babies vs X-Babies
  4. Batman Incorporated #4
  5. Avengers #32
  6. The Flash #13
  7. Ghost #1

Looks like Calvin Rose is off to a good start. We also have a few #1s on the list. With Marvel NOW! coming up, I imagine we'll be seeing more of those popping up.

Top Seven Viewed Videos

  1. The Best Stuff in Comics This Week: Episode 15
  2. NYCC 2012: Cosplay Mini-Doc
  3. Ask, and Ye Shall Receive Answers: Episode 24
  4. Everything You Should Know Before Watching 'The Walking Dead'
  5. 3-Minute Expert: Who is Deadpool?
  6. The Best Stuff in Comics This Week: Episode 16
  7. 'Iron Man 3' Trailer 1

'Hawkblocking' was a success. We had another NYCC video pop up. It was a cool look at a serious cosplayer. We still have one or two more NYCC videos coming. A couple 3-Minute Experts made it this week as well (the 'Walking Dead' one was technically a 3-Min. video).

That's it for this week. We'll be keeping an eye on what's popular this coming week.