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31 Days of Halloween: Anthony P. Furtado

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The creator of several webcomics, including Elf n’ Troll, Furtado contributed not one but TWO tentacled horrors to our Halloween gallery. His blog can be found here and his DeviantArt page here.
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Sherlock Holmes Meets Houdini in Dynamite Miniseries

HolmesHoudini01-Cov-CassadayDynamite’s been doing Sherlock Holmes stories on a fairly regular basis for some time now.  And really, given the recent court decision on Holmes being firmly in the public domain, there’s every reason to.  The next entry in the Dynamite extension of the Holmes library will find the master detective crossing paths with the magician Harry Houdini.  A fairly natural pairing, since Houdini had a lengthy engagement in London in 1900.

The creative team on this will be Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery, but known in comics circles for their work on Kill Shakespeare over at IDW. [Read more…]

Indie Month-to-Month Sales: April 2010

By Matthew Murray

The top “indie” book on the charts this month is a $1 issue of The Walking Dead #1. However, none of the other Image $1 books have charted either this month or last, so I’m not sure how accurate this numbers is.

Invincible Returns was the best selling non-reprint #1 of the month, and led to a substantial increase for the regular issue of Invincible as well. While Turf #1, also from Image, was the highest launch of the month.

Image had a 4.26% unit share, and a 3.96% dollar share, Dark Horse had a 3.82% unit share and a 4.88% dollar share, IDW had a 3.41% unit share and a 3.92% dollar share. Dynamite fell to a 2.38% unit share and a 2.33% dollar share.

I’ve listed every “indie” title in the top 200, every title from Image, Darkhorse, and IDW, and a selection of others.

Thanks to icv2.com and Milton Griepp for permission to use these numbers, which can be found here.

15. Image Firsts (Image)

03/2010: Walking Dead #1 - 24,333 [83,485]
04/2010: -

The chart says this sells another 59,152 copies this month, however not a single one of the other Image Firsts titles have made the chart in the last two months, so I’m not sure how accurate this number is.

27. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Dark Horse)

04/2007: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #2 - 96,409
04/2008: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #13 - 83,580
04/2009: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #24 - 60,916 

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05/2009: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #25 - 58,740 (-3.6%)  
06/2009: BTVS Tales of the Vampires one shot- 45,568 (-22.4)
07/2009: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #26 - 55,393 (+21.6%)
08/2009: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #27 - 53,403 (-3.6%)
09/2009: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #28 - 52,303 (-2.1%)
10/2009: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #29 - 50,236 (-4.0%)
11/2009: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #30 - 49,155 (-2.2%)
12/2009: BTVS Willow One Shot - 45,136 (-8.2%)
01/2010: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #31 - 47,013 (+4.2%)
02/2010: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #32 - 47,975 (+2.0)
03/2010: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #33 - 46,568 (-2.9%)
04/2010: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #34 - 45,909 (-1.4%)
				6 month (-8.6%)
				1 year (-24.6%)
				2 year (-45.1%)
				3 year (-52.4%)

Standard drop, the reveal of the “big bad” hasn’t made any real difference.

61. Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet (Dynamite)

03/2010: Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet #1 - 54,122
03/2010: Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet #2 - 32,866 (-39.3%) [36,004]
04/2010: Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet #3 - 29,552 (-17.9%)

It only drops one place on the chart this month, but the numbers show a larger drop. There are also 9 covers, while issue 2 _only_ had 8. Meanwhile issue two shows up at number 290 on the chart with reorders of 3,138.

81. The Walking Dead (Image)

04/2005: The Walking Dead #17 - 15,617
04/2006: -
04/2007: The Walking Dead #37 - 21,737
04/2008: The Walking Dead #48 - 22,465
04/2009: The Walking Dead #60 - 23,585

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05/2009: The Walking Dead #61 - 23,902 (+1.3%)
06/2009: The Walking Dead #62 - 23,910 (0%)
07/2009: The Walking Dead #63 - 24,001 (+0.3%)
08/2009: The Walking Dead #64 - 24,393 (+1.6%)
09/2009: The Walking Dead #65 - 24,892 (+2.0%)
10/2009: The Walking Dead #66 - 24,944 (+0.2%)
11/2009: The Walking Dead #67 - 24,666 (-1.1%)
12/2009: The Walking Dead #68 - 24,230 (-1.8%)
01/2010: The Walking Dead #69 - 23,695 (-2.2)
02/2010: The Walking Dead #70 - 23,999 (+1.3%)
03/2010: -
04/2010: The Walking Dead #71 - 24,567 (+2.4%)
				6 month (-1.5%)
				1 year (+4.2%)
				2 year (+9.4%)
				3 year (+13.0%)
				4 year (n.a.)
				5 year (+57.3%)

Standard (for this title at least) climb.

88. The Boys (Dynamite)

04/2008: The Boys #17 - 28,057
04/2009: The Boys #29 - 26,033

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05/2009: The Boys #30 - 28,365 (+9.0%)
06/2009: The Boys #31 - 25,460 (-10.0%)
07/2009: The Boys #32 - 25,231 (-0.8%)
08/2009: The Boys #33 - 24,684 (-2.1%)
09/2009: The Boys #34 - 24,502 (-0.7%) 
10/2009: The Boys #35 - 24,841 (+1.4%)
11/2009: The Boys #36 - 23,471 (-5.5%)
12/2009: The Boys #37 - 24,025 (+2.4%)
01/2010: The Boys #38 - 22,203 (-7.6%)
02/2010: The Boys #39 - 21,905 (-1.3%)
03/2010: The Boys #40 - 22,022 (+0.5%)
04/2010: The Boys #41 - 21,552 (-2.1%)
				6 month (-13.2%)
				1 year (-17.2%)
				2 year (-23.2%)

Standard drop.

94. Star Wars Legacy (Dark Horse)

04/2008: Star Wars Legacy #22 - 30,205
04/2009: Star Wars Legacy #35 - 24,552

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05/2009: Star Wars Legacy #36 - 24,166 (-1.6%)
06/2009: Star Wars Legacy #37 - 23,704 (-1.9%)
07/2009: Star Wars Legacy #38 - 23,162 (-2.3%)
08/2009: Star Wars Legacy #39 - 22,888 (-1.2%)
09/2009: Star Wars Legacy #40 - 22,555 (-1.5%)
10/2009: Star Wars Legacy #41 - 22,109 (-2.0%)
11/2009: Star Wars Legacy #42 - 21,659 (-2.0%)
12/2009: Star Wars Legacy #43 - 20,983 (-3.1%)
01/2010: Star Wars Legacy #44 - 20,341 (-3.1%)
02/2010: Star Wars Legacy #45 - 20,100 (-1.2%)
03/2010: Star Wars Legacy #46 - 19,790 (-1.5%)
04/2010: Star Wars Legacy #47 - 20,022 (+1.2%)
				6 month (-9.4%)
				1 year (-18.5%)
				2 year (-33.7%)

Looks like there’s a bit more interest in the final storyline than expected.

96, 101. Invincible (Image)

04/2005: Invincible #22 - 9,963
04/2006: Invincible #31 - 12,056
04/2007: Invincible #40 - 13,244
04/2008: -
04/2009: Invincible #61 - 15,678

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05/2009: Invincible #62 - 15,113 (-3.6%)
06/2009: Invincible #63 - 15,226 (+0.7%)
07/2009: Invincible #64 - 15,535 (+2.0%)
08/2009: Invincible #65 - 15,621 (+0.6%)
09/2009: Invincible #66 - 15,931 (+2.0%)
10/2009: Invincible #67 - 15,831 (-0.6%)
11/2009: Invincible #68 - 15,542 (-1.8%)
12/2009: Invincible #69 - 15,161 (-2.5%)
01/2010: -
02/2010: Invincible #70 - 14,953 (-1.4%)
03/2010: -
04/2010: Invincible Returns #1 - 19,933 (+33.3%)
04/2010: Invincible #71 - 18,996 (-4.7%)
				6 month (+20.0%)
				1 year (+21.1%)
				2 year (n.a.)
				3 year (+43.4%)
				4 year (+57.6%)
				5 year (+90.7%)

Returns is running pretty late, and was supposed to be out in February. It cost $3.99 so its increase is impressive despite the four different covers. I believe issue 71 only had the one cover.

102. Star Wars Purge (Dark Horse)

11/2009: Star Wars Purge – Seconds to Die - 20,371
12/2009: -
01/2009: -
02/2009: -
03/2009: -
04/2010: Star Wars Purge – Hidden Blade - 18,545 (-9.0%)

Third in a series of Darth Vader one shots.

104. Angel (IDW)

04/2006: Old Friends #5 - 12,785
04/2007: -
04/2008: After the Fall #6 - 46,645
04/2009: Angel #20 - 30,308

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05/2009: Angel #21 - 28,633 (-5.5%)
06/2009: Angel #22 - 27,496 (-4.0%)
07/2009: Angel: After the Fall – Epilogue #23 - 24,003 (-12.7%)
08/2009: Angel #24 - 22,795 (-5.0%)
09/2009: Angel #25 - 23,815 (+4.5%)
10/2009: Angel #26 - 22,886 (-3.9%)
11/2009: Angel #27 - 20,731 (-9.4%)
12/2009: Angel #28 - 21,301 (+2.7%)
12/2009: Angel Annual #1 - 16,616 (-22.0%)
01/2010: Angel #29 - 20,280 (+22.5%)
02/2010: Angel #30 - 11,044 [19,394] (-4.4%)
03/2010: Angel #31 - 18,538 (-4.4%)
04/2010: Angel #32 - 17,942 (-3.2%)
				6 month (-21.6%)
				1 year (-40.1%)
				2 year (-61.5%)
				3 year (n.a.)
				4 year (+40.3%)

Standard drop.

107. Star Wars Dark Times (Dark Horse)

04/2008: Dark Times #10 - 21,989
04/2009: Dark Times #13 Blue Harvest pt 1 (of 5) - 19,256

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05/2009: -
06/2009: -
07/2009: -
08/2009: Blue Harvest #0 - 18,601 (-3.4%)
08/2009: Dark Times #14 Blue Harvest pt 2 (of 5) – 18,477 (-0.7%)
09/2009: -
10/2009: -
11/2009: -
12/2009: -
01/2010: Dark Times #15 - 17,485 (-5.4%)
02/2010: -
03/2010: -
04/2010: Dark Times #16 - 17,173 (-1.8%)
				6 months (n.a.)
				1 year (-10.1%)
				2 year (-21.9%)

This arc ends with #17, and I kind of doubt the series will be coming back after that.

113. Conan the Cimmerian (Dark Horse)

04/2005: Conan #15 - 38,086
04/2006: Conan #27 - 21,327
04/2007: Conan #39 - 25,103
04/2008: -
04/2009: The Cimmerian #10 - 20,419

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05/2009: - 
06/2009: The Cimmerian #11 - 20,041 (-1.9%)
07/2009: The Cimmerian #12 - 19,268 (-3.9%)
08/2009: The Cimmerian #13 - 18,881 (-2.0%)
09/2009: The Cimmerian #14 - 18,643 (-1.3%)
10/2009: -
11/2009: The Cimmerian #15 - 18,293 (-1.9%)
11/2009: The Cimmerian #16 - 17,778 (-2.8%)
12/2009: -
01/2010: Weight of Crown One Shot - 17,571 (-1.2%)
01/2010: The Cimmerian #17 - 17,356 (-1.2%)
02/2010: The Cimmerian #18 - 17,074 (-1.6%)
03/2010: The Cimmerian #19 - 18,131 (+6.2%)
04/2010: The Cimmerian #20 - 16,393 (-9.6%)
				6 month (n.a.)
				1 year (-19.7%)
				2 year (n.a.)
				3 year (-34.7%)
				4 year (-23.1%)
				5 year (-57.0%)

About where we’d be without the variant cover last month.

114. Green Hornet Year One (Dynamite)

03/2010: Green Hornet Year One #1 - 21,330
04/2010: Green Hornet Year One #2 - 16,355 (-23.3%)

Issue one had eight covers, this one only has four, so that’s actually a pretty good drop for a second issue.

124. Turf (Image)

04/2010: Turf #1 - 14,033

There are four covers here, and according to an interview with the writer the first printing of 20,000 copies sold out at the distributor level. That would however include sales to the UK, which I think would be quite strong as the writer, Jonathan Ross, is quite well known there.

127. Chew (Image)

06/2009: Chew #1 - 5,248 [13,517] 
07/2009: Chew #2 - 6,735 (-24.6%)
08/2009: Chew #3 - 13,762 (+104.3%)
09/2009: Chew #4 - 12,294 (-10.7%)
10/2009: Chew #5 - 13,498 (+9.8%)
11/2009: Chew #6 - 13,139 (-2.7%)
12/2009: Chew #7 - 12,902 (-1.8%)
01/2010: Chew #8 - 12,727 (-1.4%)
02/2010: -
03/2010: Chew #9 - 12,866 (+1.1%)
04/2010: Chew #10 - 13,335 (+3.6%)
				6 month (-1.2%)

Up again! A new story arc starts next issue, so I predict another rise in sales. Meanwhile sales of the first trade paperback have slowed down, with only 836 being sold this month, which brings the total to 13,514. There was also a $1 reprint of issue one, but that hasn’t shown up on the chart for some reason.

128. Kato Origins (Dynamite)

04/2010: Origins of the Ninja #1 - 13,172

Four covers, and I’m a little surprised this Green Hornet spin off did so well.

129. GI Joe (IDW)

04/2005: GI Joe #42 (Devil’s Due) - 20,860
04/2006: America’s Elite #10 (Devil’s Due) - 17,982
04/2007: America’s Elite #22 (Devil’s Due) - 15,332 
04/2008: America’s Elite #34 (Devil’s Due) - 16,049
04/2009: GI Joe #4 - 22,735 (-0.7%)

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05/2009: GI Joe #5 - 21,968 (-3.4%)
06/2009: GI Joe #6 - 20,809 (-5.3%)		
07/2009: GI Joe #7 - 20,319 (-2.4%)
08/2009: GI Joe #8 - 18,750 (-7.7%)
09/2009: GI Joe #9 - 17,436 (-7.0%)
10/2009: GI Joe #10 - 16,264 (-6.7%)
11/2009: GI Joe #11 - 15,527 (-4.5%)
12/2009: GI Joe #12 - 14,824 (-4.5%)
12/2009: GI Joe #13 - 15,759 (+6.3%)
01/2010: GI Joe #14 - 14,030 (-11.0%)
02/2010: -
03/2010: GI Joe #15 - 13,607 (-3.0%)
03/2010: GI Joe #16 - 13,288 (-2.3%)
04/2010: GI Joe #17 - 13,129 (-1.2%)
				6 month (-19.3%)
				1 year (-42.2%)
				2 year (-18.2%)
				3 year (-14.4%)
				4 year (-27.0%)
				5 year (-37.1%)

Standard drop.

132. The Guild (Dark Horse)

03/2010: The Guild #1 - 15,292
04/2010: The Guild #2 - 12,642 (-17.3%)

Fairly decent second issue drop.

133. BPRD (Dark Horse)

04/2006: Universal Machine #1 (of 5) - 17,238
04/2007: Garden of Souls #2 (of 5) - 16,176
04/2008: 1946 #4 (of 5) - 16,056
04/2009: Black Goddess #4 (of 5) - 14,543

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05/2009: Black Goddess #5 (of 5) - 14,357 (-1.3%)
06/2009: War on Frogs #3 (of 4) - 13,828 (-3.7%)
07/2009: 1947 #1 (of 5) - 15,845 (+14.6%)
08/2009: 1947 #2 (of 5) - 14,893 (-6.0%) 
09/2009: 1947 #3 (of 5) - 14,810 (-0.6%)
10/2009: 1947 #4 (of 5) - 14,505 (-2.0%)
11/2009: 1947 #5 (of 5) - 13,977 (-3.6%)
12/2009: War on Frogs #4 (of 4) - 12,904 (-7.7%)
01/2010: King of Fear #1 - 14,081 (+9.1%)
02/2010: King of Fear #2 - 13,123 (-6.8%)
03/2010: King of Fear #3 - 12,874 (-1.9%)
04/2010: King of Fear #4 - 12,480 (-3.1%)
				6 month (-14.0%)
				1 year (-14.2%)
				2 year (-22.2%)
				3 year (-22.8%)
				4 year (-27.6%)

Standard drop. Volume 12, collecting the War on Frogs one shots, has first month sales of 3,791.

134. Irredeemable (Boom)

04/2009: Irredeemable #1 - 13,218

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05/2009: Irredeemable #2 - 9,962 (-24.6%)
06/2009: Irredeemable #3 - 12,838 (+28.9%)
07/2009: Irredeemable #4 - 13,623 (+6.1%)
08/2009: Irredeemable #5 - ??? (???)
09/2009: Irredeemable #6 - 14,128 (+3.7%)
10/2009: Irredeemable #7 - 14,282 (+1.1%)
11/2009: Irredeemable #8 - 13,688 (-4.2%)
12/2009: Irredeemable #9 - 13,515 (-1.3%)
01/2010: Irredeemable #10 - 13,106 (-3.0%)
02/2010: Irredeemable #11 - 12,912 (-1.5%)
03/2010: Irredeemable #12 - 13,058 (+1.1%)
04/2010: Irredeemable Special #1 - 12,411 (-5.0%)
				6 month (-13.1%)
				1 year (-6.1%)

Pretty close to the regular sales.

136. Transformers Ongoing (IDW)

04/2009: All Hail Megatron #10 - 12,183

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05/2009: All Hail Megatron #11 - 12,292 (+0.9%)
06/2009: All Hail Megatron #12 - 12,124 (-1.4%)
07/2009: All Hail Megatron #13 - 11,892 (-1.9%)
08/2009: All Hail Megatron #14 - 11,736 (-1.3%)
09/2009: All Hail Megatron #15 - 11,634 (-0.9%)
10/2009: All Hail Megatron #16 - 11,281 (-3.0%)
11/2009: Transformers Ongoing #1 - 15,220 (+34.9%)
12/2009: Transformers Ongoing #2 - 12,516 (-17.8%)
01/2010: Transformers Ongoing #3 - 12,609 (+0.7%)
02/2010: Transformers Ongoing #4 - 12,221 (-3.1%)
03/2010: Transformers Ongoing #5 - 11,994 (-1.9%)
04/2010: Transformers Ongoing #6 - 12,171 (+1.5%)
				6 month (+7.9%)
				1 year (-0.0%)

This looks like it’s going to fluctuate up and down on a monthly basis as the Megatron series did.

139. Aliens vs. Predator (Dark Horse)

01/2010: Three World War #1 - 15,218
02/2010: Three World War #2 - 11,875 (-22.0%)
03/2010: -
04/2010: Three World War #2 - 11,498 (-3.2%)

Settled down pretty quickly.

149. GI Joe Origins (IDW)

04/2009: GI Joe Origins #3 - 18,530

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05/2009: -
06/2009: GI Joe Origins #4 - 18,378 (-0.8%)
07/2009: GI Joe Origins #5 - 17,822 (-3.0%)
08/2009: GI Joe Origins #6 - 15,898 (-10.8%)
09/2009: GI Joe Origins #7 - 14,753 (-7.2%)
10/2009: GI Joe Origins #8 - 14,961 (+1.4%)
11/2009: GI Joe Origins #9 - 12,955 (-13.4%)
12/2009 : GI Joe Origins #10 - 12,295 (-5.1%)
01/2010: GI Joe Origins #11 - 11,726 (-4.6%)
02/2010: GI Joe Origins #12 - 12,312 (+5.0%)
03/2010: GI Joe Origins #13 - 11,043 (-10.3%)
04/2010: GI Joe Origins #14 - 10,811 (-2.1%)
				6 month (-27.7%)
				1 year (-41.6%)

Standard drop.

150. Project Superpowers (Dynamite)

04/2008: Project Superpowers #2 (of 7) - 41,623
04/2009: - 

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06/2009: Chapter Two #0 - 31,828
07/2009: Chapter Two #1 - 22,282 (-30.0%)
08/2009: Chapter Two #2 - 17,377 (-22.0%)
09/2009: Chapter Two #3 - 15,717 (-9.6%)
10/2009: -
11/2009: Chapter Two #4 - 14,980 (-3.2%)
12/2009: Chapter Two #5 - 12,794 (-14.6%)
01/2010: Chapter Two #6 - 11,923 (-6.8%)
02/2010: Chapter Two #7 - 21,688 (+81.9%)
03/2010: -
04/2010: Chapter Two #8 - 10,724 (-50.6%)
				6 month (n.a.)
				1 year (n.a.)
				2 year (-74.2%)

Issue seven was overshipped to retailers. It hasn’t helped sales.

151. Crossed (Avatar)

05/2009: Crossed #5 (of 9) - 12,246 (+4.6%)
06/2009: -
07/2009: Crossed #6 (of 9) - 13,382 (+9.3%)
08/2009: -
09/2009: -
10/2009: Crossed #7 - 14,238 (+6.4%)
11/2009: -
12/2009: Crossed #8 - 12,757 (-10.4%)
01/2010: -
02/2010: -
03/2010: Crossed #9 - 12,374 (-3.0%)
04/2010: Crossed Family Values #1 - 10,704 (-13.5%)
				6 month (-24.8%)

The David Lapham written spinoff sells below the Garth Ennis series, but pretty well for an Avatar series. The collection of Ennis’ series has first month sales of 3,265.

152. Magdalena (Image)

04/2010: Magdalena #1 - 10,648

A Top Cow series. Ssupposedly there is a film about this character coming out later this year.

155. GI Joe Cobra II (IDW)

04/2009: GI Joe Cobra #2 - 18,685 

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05/2009: GI Joe Cobra #3 - 17,881 (-4.3)
06/2009: GI Joe Cobra #4 - 16,739 (-6.4%)
07/2009: -
08/2009: -
09/2009: -
10/2009: -
11/2009: -
12/2009: -
01/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #1 - 12,062 (-27.9%)
02/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #2 - 11,121 (-7.8%)
03/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #3 - 10,562 (-5.0%)
04/2010: GI Joe Cobra II #4 - 10,384 (-1.7%)
				6 month (n.a.)
				1 year (-44.4%)

Now an ongoing series.

160. Queen Sonja (Dynamite)

04/2006: Red Sonja #9 - 32,334
04/2007: Red Sonja #21 - 20,690
04/2008: Red Sonja #32 - 15,864
04/2009: Red Sonja #43 - 12,318

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05/2009: Red Sonja #44 - 12,099 (-1.8%)
06/2009: Red Sonja #45 - 12,030 (-0.6%)
07/2009: Red Sonja #46 - 11,993 (-0.3%)
08/2009: Red Sonja #47 - 11,709 (-2.4%)
09/2009: Red Sonja #48 - 11,815 (+0.9%)
10/2009: Red Sonja #49 - 11,487 (-2.8%)
10/2009: Queen Sonja #1 - 13,849 (+20.6%)
11/2009: Queen Sonja #2 - 12,024 (-13.2%)
12/2009: -
01/2010: Queen Sonja #3 - 10,768 (-10.4%)
02/2010: Queen Sonja #4 - 10,766 (-0.0%)
03/2010: Queen Sonja #5 - 10,393 (-3.5%)
04/2010: Queen Sonja #6 - 9,800 (-5.7%)
				6 month (-29.2%)
				1 year (-20.4%)
				2 year (-38.2%)
				3 year (-52.6%)
				4 year (-69.7%)

Bigger than usual drop.

165. Mass Effect Redemption (Dark Horse)

01/2010: Mass Effect Redemption #1 - 8,337
02/2010: Mass Effect Redemption #2 - 7,164 (-14.7%)
03/2010: Mass Effect Redemption #3 - 9,645 (+34.6%)
04/2010: Mass Effect Redemption #4 - 9,437 (-2.2%)

Video game adaptation.

169. Transformers Spotlight (IDW)

04/2010: Prowl #1 - 8,839

170. Grimm Fairy Tales (Zenescope)

04/2006: Grimm Fairy Tales #5 - 5,299
04/2007: -
04/2008: Grimm Fairy Tales #26 - 9,404
04/2009: Grimm Fairy Tales #37 - 9,272 

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05/2009: Grimm Fairy Tales #38 - 9,077 (-2.1%)
06/2009: Grimm Fairy Tales #39 - 10,099 (+11.3%)
07/2009: Grimm Fairy Tales #40 - 9,616 (-4.8%)
08/2009: Grimm Fairy Tales #41 - 10,600 (+10.2%)
09/2009: -
10/2009: Grimm Fairy Tales #42 - 9,070 (-14.4%)
11/2009: -
12/2009: Grimm Fairy Tales #43 - 10,246 (+13.0%)
01/2010: -
02/2010: -
03/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #44 - 8,824 (-13.9%)
03/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #45 - 8,916 (+1.0%)
04/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #4 - 8,694 (-2.5%)
				6 month (-4.1%)
				1 year (-6.2%)
				2 year (n.a.)
				3 year (-7.6%)
				4 year (+64.1%)

A $1 reprint of issue 5 also makes the charts at position 215, selling 6,265 copies.

171. GI Joe Operation Hiss (IDW)

02/2010: Operation Hiss #1 - 10,140
03/2010: Operation Hiss #2 - 8,818 (-13.0%)
04/2010: Operation Hiss #3 - 8,581 (-2.7%)

Movie sequel.

172. Angel Barbary Coast (IDW)

04/2010: Barbary Coast #1 - 8,335

Appears to be an original story and not an adaptation of TV episode.

176. Transformers Last Stand of the Wreckers (IDW)

01/2010: Last Stand of the Wreckers #1 - 8,862
02/2010: Last Stand of the Wreckers #2 – 5,744 (-35.2%)
03/2010: Last Stand of the Wreckers #3 – 7,855 (+36.8%)
04/2010: Last Stand of the Wreckers #4 - 8,133 (+3.5%)

Edit: Another increase! Issue’s 3 and 4 both had two covers at a 50/50 split, so there seems to be a genuine interest in this series.

179. Terminator (Dark Horse)

03/2010: Terminator #1 - 10,601
04/2010: Terminator #2 - 8,101 (-23.6%)

Not much interest here it seems.

180. Transformers Nefarious (IDW)

03/2010: Nefarious #1 - 8,810
04/2010: Nefarious #2 - 8,002 (-9.2%)

181. Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie)

04/2005: Sonic #148 - 8,011
04/2006: Sonic #161 - 7,471
04/2007: Sonic #174 - 6,962
04/2008: Sonic #187 - 7,021
04/2009: Sonic #199 - 7,533

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05/2009: Sonic #200 - 8,953 (+18.9%) 
06/2009: Sonic #201 - 8,001 (-10.6%)
07/2009: Sonic #202 - 8,193 (+2.4%)
08/2009: Sonic #203 - 8,166 (-0.3%)
09/2009: Sonic #204 - 8,171 (0%)
10/2009: Sonic #205 - 8,263 (+1.1%)
11/2009: Sonic #206 - 8,353 (+1.1%)
12/2009: Sonic #207 - 8,198 (-1.9%)
01/2010: Sonic #208 - 8,006 (-2.3%)
02/2010: Sonic #209 - 7,819 (-2.3%)
03/2010: Sonic #210 - 7,925 (+1.4%)
03/2010: Sonic #211 - 7,786 (-1.8%)
04/2010: Sonic #212 - 7,973 (+2.4%)
				6 month (-3.5%)
				1 year (+5.8%)
				2 year (+13.6%)
				3 year (+14.5%)
				4 year (+6.7%)
				5 year (-0.5%)

Now $2.99, which is a little surprising considering that just over a year ago all the Archie comics cost $2.25, and sales on this (and Archie) have been going up in the direct market. However over in newsstands the BPA numbers for July – December of last year (which only show the company as a whole and not individual titles) have dropped slightly.

182. Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Neverland (Zenescope)

03/2010: Neverland #1 - 10,401
04/2010: Neverland #2 - 7,961 (-23.5%)

183. Lone Ranger (Dynamite)

04/2008: Lone Ranger #11 - 15,074
04/2009: -

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05/2009: -
06/2009: -
07/2009: Lone Ranger #17 - 10,462 (+4.1%)
08/2009: -
09/2009: Lone Ranger #18 - 9,771 (-6.6%)
10/2009: -
11/2009: Lone Ranger #19 - 9,519 (-2.6%)
12/2009: -
01/2010: -
02/2010: Lone Ranger #20 - 8,306 (-12.7%)
03/2010: -
04/2010: Lone Ranger #21 - 7,960 (-4.2%)

A smaller drop than last month, but the overall drop in the last twelve issues isn’t pretty.

188. Red Sonja Wrath of the Gods (Dynamite)

02/2010: Wrath of the Gods #1 - 8,941
03/2010: Wrath of the Gods #2 - 8,155 (-8.8%)
04/2010: Wrath of the Gods #3 - 7,626 (-6.5%)

191. Darkness (Image)

04/2008: Darkness #3 - 16,077
04/2009: -

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05/2009: Darkness #77 - 10,114 (-10.2%)	
06/2009: Witchblade Darkness Angelus Blood on the Sands - 10,106 (0%)
07/2009: Darkness #78 - 10,417 (+3.1%)
08/2009: Darkness #79 - 13,260 (+27.3%)
09/2009: Darkness #80 - 14,045 (+5.9%)
10/2009: -
11/2009: Darkness #81 - 9,419 (-32.9%)
12/2009: -
01/2010: Darkness #82 - 8,848 (-6.0%)
01/2010: Shadows and Flame One Shot - 6,924 (-21.7%)
02/2010: -
03/2010: Darkness #83 - 7,834 (+13.1%)
04/2010: Darkness #84 - 7,366 (-6.0%)
				6 month (n.a.)
				1 year (n.a.)
				2 year (-54.2%)

Percentage-wise that isn’t a very healthy drop, numbers wise it’s not that terrible.

192. Star Trek McCoy (IDW)

04/2010: McCoy #1 - 7,292

Written and drawn by John Byrne.

194. Simpsons Comics (Bongo)

04/2005: Simpsons Comics #105 - 12,026
04/2006: Simpsons Comics #117 - 10,744
04/2007: Simpsons Comics #129 - 9,197
04/2008: Simpsons Comics #141 - 9,056
04/2009: Simpsons Comics #153 - 7,611

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05/2009: Simpsons Comics #154 - 7,546 (-0.9%)
06/2009: Simpsons Comics #155 - 8,011 (+6.2%)
07/2009: Simpsons Comics #156 - 7,774 (-3.0%)
08/2009: Simpsons Comics #157 - 7,565 (-2.7%)
09/2009: Simpsons Comics #158 - 7,782 (+2.9%)
10/2009: Simpsons Comics #159 - 7,645 (-1.8%)
11/2009: Simpsons Comics #160 - 7,618 (-0.4%)
12/2009: Simpsons Comics #161 - 7,414 (-2.7%)
01/2010: Simpsons Comics #162 - 7,227 (-2.5%)
02/2010: Simpsons Comics #163 - 7,507 (+3.9%)
03/2010: Simpsons Comics #164 - 7,351 (-2.1%)
04/2010 : Simpsons Comics #165 - 7,228 (-1.7%)
				6 month (-5.5%)
				1 year (-5.0%)
				2 year (-20.2%)
				3 year (-21.4%)
				4 year (-32.7%)
				5 year (-39.9%)

Standard drop, this is a big seller in other markets.

195. Soulfire (Aspen)

05/2009: Soulfire #9 - 11,649
06/2009: -
07/2009: Soulfire #10 - 11,448 (-1.7%)
08/2009: -
09/2009: Soulfire Volume Two #0 - 8,042 (-30.0%)
10/2009: Soulfire Volume Two #1 - 8,639 (+7.4%)
11/2009: -
12/2009: -
01/2010: -
02/2010: Soulfire Volume Two #2 - 7,711 (-10.7%)
03/2010: Soulfire Volume Two #3 - 6,928 (-10.2%)
04/2010: Soulfire Volume Two #4 - 7,197 (+3.9%)
				6 month (-16.7%)

Not sure why this increase has happened.

196. Angelus (Image)

12/2009: Angelus #1 - 9,781
01/2010: -
02/2010: Angelus #2 - 7,277 (-25.6%)
03/2010: -
04/2010: Angelus #3 - 6,933 (-4.7%)

Standard drop.

200. Locke & Key (IDW)

04/2008: Locke & Key #3 - 7,505
04/2009: Head Games #4 - 9,302

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05/2009: Head Games #5 - 9,137 (-1.8%)
06/2009: Head Games #6 - 8,889 (-2.7%)
07/2009: -
08/2009: -
09/2009: -
10/2009: -
11/2009: Crown of Shadows #1 - 9,952 (+12.0%)
12/2009: Crown of Shadows #2 - 7,707 (-22.6%)
01/2010: -
02/2010: Crown of Shadows #3 - 3,690 [7,550] (-2.0%)
03/2010: Crown of Shadows #4 - 7,010 (-7.2%)
04/2010: Crown of Shadows #5 - 6,818 (-2.7%)
					6 month (n.a.)
					1 year (-26.7%)
					2 year (-9.2%)

Standard drop.

201. Doctor Who Ongoing (IDW)

07/2009: Doctor Who #1 - 10,949
08/2009: Doctor Who #2 - 8,908 (-18.6%)
09/2009: Doctor Who #3 - 8,711 (-2.2%)
10/2009: Doctor Who #4 - 8,354 (-4.1%)
11/2009: Doctor Who #5 - 7,958 (-4.7%)
12/2009: Doctor Who #6 - 7,448 (-6.4%)
01/2010: Doctor Who #7 - 7,239 (-2.8%)
02/2010: Doctor Who #8 - 7,014 (-3.1%)
03/2010: Doctor Who #9 - 6,991 (-0.3%)
04/2010: Doctor Who #10 - 6,784 (-3.0%)

Standard drop.

204. Angel Hole in the World (IDW)

12/2009: Hole in the World #1 - 9,748
01/2010: Hole in the World #2 - 9,133 (-6.3%)
02/2010: Hole in the World #3 - 8,179 (-10.4%)
03/2010: Hole in the World #4 - 7,485 (-8.5%)
04/2010: Hole in the World #5 - 6,658 (-11.0%)

Adaptation of a TV episode.

206. Fraggle Rock (Archaia)

04/2010: Fraggle Rock #1 - 6,571

Dance your cares away! Same weird size as Mouse Guard.

216. Astounding Wolf-Man (Image)

04/2009: Wolf-Man #14 – 7,837

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04/2009: Wolf-Man #15 - 7,455 (-4.9%)
05/2009: Wolf-Man #16 - 7,721 (+3.6%)
06/2009: -
07/2009: Wolf-Man #17 - 7,724 (0.0%)
08/2009: Wolf-Man #18 - 7,411 (-4.0%)
09/2009: -
10/2009: Wolf-Man #19 - 7,271 (-1.9%)
11/2009: -
12/2009: Wolf-Man #20 - 6,897 (-5.1%)
01/2010: -
02/2010: Wolf-Man #21 - 6,565 (-4.8%)
03/2010: -
04/2010: Wolf-Man #22 - 6,239 (-5.0%)
				6 month (-14.2%)
				1 year (-20.4%)

I’m surprised to see percentage drops this big with just two issues left.

227. Battlefields (Dynamite)

04/2009: Tankies #1 - 8,156

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05/2009: Tankies #2 - 7,043 (-13.6%)
06/2009: - 
07/2009: Tankies #3 - 6,834 (-3.0%)
08/2009: -
09/2009: -
10/2009: -
11/2009: -
12/2009: Happy Valley #1 - 7,193 (+5.3%)
01/2010: Happy Valley #2 - 6,038  (-16.1%)
02/2010: Happy Valley #3 - 5,840 (-3.3%)
03/2010: Battlefields #4 - 5,805 (-0.6%)
04/2010: Battlefields #5 - 5,582 (-3.8%)
					6 months (n.a.)
					1 year (-31.6%)

This round of Garth Ennis war comics isn’t doing as well as the first.

232. Kill Shakespeare (IDW)

04/2010: Kill Shakespeare #1 - 5,447

Co-created by one of the Nelly Furtado’s tour managers!

233. Cold Space (Boom!)

04/2010: Cold Space #1 - 5,431

Co-written by Samuel L. Jackson.

234. Last Unicorn (IDW)

04/2010: Last Unicorn #1 - 5,366

Based on the novel, not the animated movie.

235. Savage Dragon (Image)

04/2005: Savage Dragon #121 - 8,236
04/2006: Savage Dragon #125 - 6,990
04/2007: -
04/2008: -
04/2009: Savage Dragon #147 - 6,058 

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05/2009: Savage Dragon #148 - 6,051 (-0.1%)
06/2009: Savage Dragon #149 - 6,060 (+0.2%)
07/2009: Savage Dragon #150 - 6,619 (+9.2%)
08/2009: Savage Dragon #151 - 6,034 (-8.8%)
09/2009: Savage Dragon #152 - 5,993 (-0.7%)
10/2009: Savage Dragon #153 - 6,571 (+9.6%)
11/2009: Savage Dragon #154 - 5,885 (-10.4%)
12/2009: Savage Dragon #155 - 5,736 (-2.5%)
01/2010: Savage Dragon #156 - 6,152 (+7.3%)
02/2010: Savage Dragon #157 - 5,617 (-8.7%)
03/2010: Savage Dragon #158 - 5,578 (-0.7%)
04/2010: Savage Dragon #159 - 5,359 (-3.9%)
				6 month (-18.4%)
				1 year (-11.5%)
				2 year (n.a.)
				3 year (n.a.)
				4 year (-23.3%)
				5 year (-34.9%)

Standard drop.

237. Wolfskin (Avatar)

04/2007: Wolfskin #3 (of 3) - 6,523
04/2008: -
04/2009: -

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04/2010: Hundredth Dream #1 - 5,322
				3 year (-18.4%)

Warren Ellis writes barbarians.

238. Stumptown (Oni)

11/2009: Stumptown #1 - 6,629
12/2009: -
01/2010: Stumptown #2 - 5,942 (-10.4%)
02/2010: -
03/2010: -
04/2010: Stumptown #3 - 5,299 (-10.8%)

Not a very good drop for the third issue of this Greg Rucka series. Hopefully it’ll start coming out more timely now that Rucka’s stopped doing work for DC.

242. Star Trek (IDW)

02/2010: Movie Adaptation #1 - 6,436
03/2010: Movie Adaptation #2 - 5,622 (-12.6%)
04/2010: Movie Adaptation #3 - 5,256 (-6.5%)

243. Archie (Archie)

04/2005: Archie #556 - 2,737
04/2006: Archie #565 - 2,631
04/2007: Archie #574 - 2,685
04/2008: -
04/2009: - 

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05/2009: Archie #597 - 2,563
06/2009: - 
07/2009: - 
08/2009: Archie #600 - 54,170 [58,408] (+2,178.9%)
09/2009: Archie #601 - 37,871 (-35.2%)
10/2009: Archie #602 - 28,211 (-25.5%)
11/2009: Archie #603 - 25,799 (-8.5%)
12/2009: Archie #604 - 25,058 (-2.9%)
01/2010: Archie #605 - 24,803 (-1.0%)
02/2010: Archie #606 - 15,127 (-39.0%)
03/2010: Archie #607 - 5,013 (-66.9%)
04/2010: Archie #608 - 5,224 (+4.2%)
				6 month (-81.5%)
				1 year (n.a.)
				2 year (n.a.)
				3 year (+94.6%)
				4 year (+98.6%)
				5 year (+90.9%)

This also now costs $2.99. This is part one of a Josie and the Pussycats crossover.

247. Light (Image)

04/2010: Light #1 - 5,100

Another series set in Oregon (after Stumptown)!

252. Usagi Yojimbo (Dark Horse)

04/2006: Usagi Yojimbo #93 - 5,897
04/2007: Usagi Yojimbo #102 - 5,949
04/2008: Usagi Yojimbo #111 - 5,627
04/2009: -

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05/2009: Usagi Yojimbo #120 - 5,160 (+0.4%)
06/2009: Usagi Yojimbo #121 - 5,171 (+0.2%)
07/2009: -
08/2009: Usagi Yojimbo #122 - 5,077 (-1.8%)
09/2009: Usagi Yojimbo #123 - 5,051 (-0.5%)
10/2009: -
11/2009: Usagi Yojimbo #124 - 4,992 (-1.2%)
12/2009: Usagi Yojimbo #125 – 4,980 (-0.2%)
01/2010: -
02/2010: Usagi Yojimbo #126 - 4,909 (-1.4%)
03/2010: Usagi Yojimbo #127 - 4,893 (-0.3%)
04/2010: Usagi Yojimbo #128 - 4,855 (-0.8%)
				6 month (n.a.)
				1 year (n.a.)
				2 year (-13.7%)
				3 year (-18.4%)
				4 year (-17.7%)

Pretty stable.

257. Incredibles (Boom)

04/2009: -

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05/2009: Family Matters #2 (of 4) - 8,041 (-28.5%)
06/2009: Family Matters #3 (of 4) - 8,169 (+1.6%)
07/2009: Family Matters #4 (of 4) - 8,199 (+0.4%)
08/2009: Incredibles #0 - 9,407 (+14.7%)
09/2009: -
10/2009: Incredibles #1 - 9,471 (+0.7%)
11/2009: Incredibles #2 - 7,383 (-22.0%)
12/2010: Incredibles #3 - 6,849 (-7.2%)
01/2010: Incredibles #4 - 6,149 (-10.2%)
02/2010: Incredibles #5 - 5,502 (-10.5%)
03/2010: Incredibles #6 - 5,230 (-4.9%)
03/2010: Incredibles #7 - 4,025 (-23.0%)
04/2010: Incredibles #8 - 4,582 (+13.8%)
				6 month (-51.6%)
				1 year (n.a.)

Sales of #7 were underreported, presumably some of them shipped in the first week of April.

259. Muppet Show (Boom)

04/2009: Muppet Show #2 (of 4) - 6,563

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05/2009: -
06/2009: Muppet Show #3 (of 4) - 7,210 (+9.9%)
07/2009: Muppet Show #4 (of 4) - 6,273 (-13.0%)
07/2009: Treasure of Peg Leg Wilson #1 (of 4) - 7,027 (+12.0%)
08/2009: Treasure of Peg Leg Wilson #2 (of 4) - 5,952 (-15.3%)
09/2009: Treasure of Peg Leg Wilson #3 (of 4) - 5,444 (-8.5%)
10/2009: -
11/2009: Treasure of Peg Leg Wilson #4 (of 4) - 4,822 (-11.4)
12/2009: Muppet Show #0 - 6,120 (+26.9%)
01/2010: Muppet Show #1 - 6,155 (+0.6%)
02/2010: Muppet Show #2 - 4,965 (-19.3%)
03/2010: Muppet Show #3 - 4,557 (-8.2%)
04/2010: Muppet Show #4 - 4,320 (-5.2%)
					6 month (n.a.)
					1 year (-34.2%)

The Boom Disney titles are available in other markets.

260, 284. Tank Girl

11/2009: Skid Marks #1 (Titan) - 4,902
12/2009: Nuggets (Image) - 5,803 (+18.4%) 01/2010: Skid Marks #2 (Titan) - 3,805 (-34.4%)
02/2010: Skid Marks #3 (Titan) - 3,253 (-14.5%)
03/2010: Royal Escape #1 (IDW) - 3,957 (+21.6%)
04/2010: Dirty Helmets (Image) - 4,303 (+8.7%)
04/2010: Royal Escape #2 (IDW) - 3,387 (-21.3%)

An Image one shot, and an issue of the IDW mini series this month.

263. Mice Templar (Image)

04/2008: Mice Templar #4 - 10,201
04/2009: -

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07/2009: Destiny #1 - 7,833
08/2009: Destiny #2 - 6,501 (-17.0%)
09/2009: Destiny #3 - 5,971 (-8.2%)
10/2009: Destiny #4 - 5,283 (-11.5%)
11/2009: -
12/2009: Destiny #5 - 4,890 (-7.4%)
01/2010: Destiny #6 - 4,498 (-8.0%)
02/2010: Destiny #7 - 4,336 (-3.6%)
03/2010: -
04/2010: Destiny #8 - 4,211 (-2.9%)
				6 months (-20.3%)
				1 year (n.a.)
				2 year (-58.7%)

Standard drop.

265. Fall Out Toy Works (Image)

09/2009: Fall Out Toy Works #1 - 10,159
10/2009: -
11/2009: Fall Out Toy Works #2 - 5,339 (-47.4%)	
12/2009: -
01/2010: -
02/2010: Fall Out Toy Works #3 - 4,492 (-15.7%)
03/2010: -
04/2010: Fall Out Toy Works #4 - 4,161 (-7.4%)

Another comic vaguely related to a band (in this case Fall Out Boy).

266. Atomic Robo (Red 5)

05/2009: Shadow from Beyond Time #1 - 4,234
06/2009: Shadow from Beyond Time #2 - 4,533 (+7.1%)
07/2009: Shadow from Beyond Time #3 - 4,210 (-7.1%)
08/2009: Shadow from Beyond Time #4 - 4,241 (+0.7%)
09/2009: Shadow from Beyond Time #5 - 4,225 (-0.4%)
10/2009: -
11/2009: -
12/2009: -
01/2010: -
02/2010: Revenge of the Vampire Dimension #1 - 4,372 (+3.5%)
03/2010: -
04/2010: Revenge of the Vampire Dimension #2 - 4,093 (-6.4%)

That’s a good second issue drop, though presumably readers know if they’re interested by this point.

268. Cowboy Ninja Viking (Image)

10/2009: Cowboy Ninja Viking #1 - 8,380
11/2009: Cowboy Ninja Viking #2 - 6,394 (-23.7%)
12/2009: -
01/2010: Cowboy Ninja Viking #3 - 6,062 (-5.2%)
02/2010: Cowboy Ninja Viking #4 - 5,651 (-6.8%)
03/2010: -
04/2010: Cowboy Ninja Viking #5 - 3,928 (-30.5%)

Presumably copies got lost somewhere.

271. Uncle Scrooge (Boom)

04/2005: Uncle Scrooge #341 (Gemstone) - 4,956
04/2006: Uncle Scrooge #353 (Gemstone) - 4,614
04/2007: Uncle Scrooge #365 (Gemstone) – 4,413
04/2008: Uncle Scrooge #374 (Gemstone) - 4,325
04/2009: -

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10/2009: Uncle Scrooge #384 - 5,835
11/2009: Uncle Scrooge #385 - 5,232 (-10.3%)
12/2009: Uncle Scrooge #386 - 4,946 (-5.5%)
01/2010: Uncle Scrooge #387 - 4,604 (-6.9%)
02/2010: Uncle Scrooge #388 - 4,311 (-6.3%)
03/2010: Uncle Scrooge #389 - 3,906 (-9.4%)
04/2010: Uncle Scrooge #390 - 3,747 (-4.1%)
					6 months (-35.8%)
					1 year (n.a.)
					2 year (-13.4%)
					3 year (-15.1%)
					4 year (-18.8%)
					5 year (-24.4%)

272. Incorruptible (Boom)

12/2009: Incorruptible #1 - 15,710
01/2010: Incorruptible #2 - 12,635 (-19.6%)
02/2010: Incorruptible #3 - 11,860 (-6.1%)
03/2010: Incorruptible #4 - 11,749 (-0.9%)
04/2010: Incorruptible #5 - 3,642 (-69.0%)

Distribution issues, most copies shipped in May.

274, 280, 281, 282. A-Team Shotgun Wedding (IDW)

03/2010: Shotgun Wedding #1 - 6,442
03/2010: Shotgun Wedding #2 - 4,458 (-30.8%)
04/2010: Shotgun Wedding #3 – 3,614 (-18.9%)
04/2010: Shotgun Wedding #4 - 3,394 (-6.1%)

A-Team War Stories (IDW)

03/2010: BA #1 - 4,374
03/2010: Hannibal #1 - 4,215 (-3.6%)
04/2010: Murdock #1 – 3,412 (-19.1%)
04/2010: Face #1 - 3,392 (-5.9%)

I wonder if these would have sold better if IDW had shipped each miniseries entirely within one month.

275. Hellcyon (Dark Horse)

04/2010: Hellcyon #1 - 3,613

Miniseries by one of the artists on Dark Horse’s Star Wars comics.

277. Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories (Boom)

04/2005: Comics and Stories #656 (Gemstone) - 4,021
04/2006: Comics and Stories #668 (Gemstone) - 3,768
04/2007: Comics and Stories #680 (Gemstone) - 3,636
04/2008: Comics and Stories #689 - 4,162
04/2009: -

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10/2009: Comics and Stories #699 - 6,679
11/2009: Comics and Stories #700 - 5,634 (-15.6%)
12/2009: Comics and Stories #701 - 4,885 (-13.3%)
01/2010: Comics and Stories #702 - 4,567 (-6.5%)
02/2010: Comics and Stories #703 - 4,233 (-7.3%)
03/2010: Comics and Stories #704 - 3,917 (-7.5%)
04/2010: Comics and Stories #705 - 3,497 (-10.7%)
					6 months (n.a.)
					1 year (n.a.)
					2 year (-16.0%)
					3 year (-3.8%)
					4 year (-7.2%)
					5 year (-13.0%)

285. Toy Story (Boom)

06/2009: Mysterious Stranger #1 - 6,204
07/2009: Mysterious Stranger #2 - 5,397 (-13.0%)
07/2009: Mysterious Stranger #3 - 5,158 (-4.4%)
08/2009: Mysterious Stranger #4 - 4,892 (-5.2%)
09/2009: -
10/2009: -
11/2009: -
12/2009: Toy Story #0 - 5,052 (+3.3%)
01/2009: -
02/2010: Toy Story #1 - 4,858 (-3.8%)
03/2010: Toy Story #2 - 3,804 (-21.7%)
04/2010: Toy Story #3 - 3,382 (-11.1%)

286. Wall-E (Boom)

11/2009: Wall-E #0 - 7,410
12/2009: Wall-E #1 - 5,946 (-20.0%)
01/2010: Wall-E #2 - 4,581 (-23.0%)
02/2010: Wall-E #3 - 4,175 (-8.9%)
03/2010: Wall-E #4 - 3,736 (-10.5%)
04/2010: Wall-E #5 - 3,328 (-10.9%)

287. Zombies vs. Robots Aventure (IDW)

02/2010: ZVR: Aventure #1 - 2,390
03/2010: ZVR: Aventure #2 - ????
04/2010: ZVR: Aventure #3 - 3,276

Yes, that is how it’s spelt.

288. Elephantmen (Dark Horse)

04/2008: War Toys #3 (of 3) - 5,414
04/2009: Elephantmen #18 - 4,085

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05/2009: Elephantmen #19 - 3,942 (-3.5%)
06/2009: Elephantmen #20 - 3,845 (-2.5%)
07/2009: -
08/2009: -
09/2009: Elephantmen #21 - ????
10/2009: Elephantmen #22 - 3,478
11/2009: -
12/2009: Elephantmen #23 - 3,461 (-0.5%)
01/2010: -
02/2010: -
03/2010: Elephantmen #24 - ????
04/2010: Elephantmen #25 - 3,152
				6 month (-9.4%)
				1 year (-22.8%)
				2 year (-41.8%)

The difficulty of including low selling titles.

289. Cars (Boom)

04/2009: Rookie #1 (of 4) - 6,951

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05/2009: Rookie #2 (of 4) - 5,007 (-28.0%)
06/2009: Rookie #3 (of 4) - 4,898 (-2.2%)
07/2009: Rookie #4 (of 4) - 4,876 (-0.4%)
08/2009: -
09/2009: Radiator Springs #1 - 5,696 (+16.8%)
10/2009: Radiator Springs #2 - 4,886 (-14.2%)
11/2009: Radiator Springs #3 - 4,447 (9.0%)
12/2009: Radiator Springs #4 - 4,020 (-9.6%)
01/2010: Cars #0 - 4,704 (+17.0%)
02/2010: Cars #1 - 4,547 (-3.3%)
03/2010: Cars #2 - ????
03/2010: Cars #3 - ????
04/2010: Cars #4 - 3,146
			6 month (-35.6%)
			1 year (-54.7%)

291. Donald Duck and Friends (Boom)

04/2005: Donald Duck and Friends #327 (Gemstone) - 4,645
04/2006: Donald Duck and Friends #339 (Gemstone) - 4,570

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11/2009: Donald Duck and Friends #347 - 5,462
12/2009: Donald Duck and Friends #348 - 4,571 (-16.3%)
01/2010: Donald Duck and Friends #349 - 4,502 (-1.5%)
01/2010: Donald Duck and Friends #350 - 3,924 (-12.8%)
02/2010: Donald Duck and Friends #351 - 3,801 (-3.1%)
03/2010: Donald Duck and Friends #352 - ????
04/2010: Donald Duck and Friends #353 - 3,107
				6 month (n.a.)
				1 year (n.a.)
				2 year (n.a.)
				3 year (n.a.)
				4 year (-32.0%)
				5 year (-33.1%)

292. Hate (Fantagraphics)

04/2005: Hate Annual #5 - 3,859
04/2006: -
04/2007: -
04/2008: -
04/2009: -

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04/2010: Hate Annual #8 - 3,082
				5 year (-20.1%)

It costs $4.95.

294. The Tick (New England Comics)

04/2006: Tick Days of Drama #5 - 3,105
04/2007: -
04/2008: -
04/2009: -

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11/2009: Tick New Series #1 - 4,196
12/2009: -
01/2009: -
02/2010: Tick New Series #2 - 3,157 (-24.8%)
03/2010: -
04/2010: Tick New Series #3 - 3,039 (-3.7%)
				4 year (-2.1%)

This also costs $4.95.

296. God Complex (Image)

12/2009: God Complex #1 - 6,463
01/2010: God Complex #2 - 4,201 (-35.0%)
02/2010: God Complex #3 - 3,748 (-10.8%)
03/2010: God Complex #4 - ????
04/2010: God Complex #5 - 3,022

Seven issue series.

297. Milo Ventimiglia Presents Berserker (Image)

06/2009: Berserker #1 - 8,825
07/2009: -
08/2009: Berserker #2 - 5,225 (-40.1%)
09/2009: -
10/2009: Berserker #3 - 4,423 (-15.3%)
11/2009: -
12/2009: -
01/2010: -
02/2010: Berserker #4 - 3,757 (-15.1%)
03/2010: -
04/2010: Berserker #5 - 3,018 (-19.7%)
298. Pilgrim (IDW)

04/2010: Pilgrim #1 - 2,932

Drawn by Mike Grell.

299. Dead @ 17 (Image)

05/2005: Revolution #4 (of 4) (Viper) - 3,460
04/2006: -
04/2007: -
04/2008: -
04/2009: -

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05/2009: -
06/2009: Afterbirth #1 - 5,586
07/2009: Afterbirth #2 - 4,258 (-23.7%)
08/2009: Afterbirth #3 - 3,934 (-7.6%)
09/2009: Afterbirth #4 - ????
10/2009: -
11/2009: -
12/2009: -
01/2010: -
02/2010: -
03/2010: Witch Queen #1 - ????
04/2010: Witch Queen #2 - 2,922
				5 year (-15.5%)

I believe this is the second last miniseries.

300. Devil (Dark Horse)

02/2010: Devil #1 - 5,165
03/2010: Devil #2 - ????
04/2010: Devil #3 - 2,900

Created by Madhouse Studios and Torajiro Kishi in Japan for Dark Horse.

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Just a reminder, all numbers on this chart are estimates for comics sold by Diamond to the direct market. They include reorders that shipped in the same month. Books shipping in the first week of a month will have more time for reorders to appear than ones shipping in the last week of the month, when reorders will slip to the following month. These numbers don’t include sales through Diamond UK. They are low.

Matthew Murray really likes (vegetarian) cooking and zines and comics. Now if only he could somehow combine them.

Day of the Dead Art special

Yes, yes, we know Halloween is over, but 1) we had so much terrific art that we meant to post, and 2) it’s always Halloween at Stately Beat Manor. Plus it’s the Dia de los Muertos, so we’re allowed. Here’s a portfolio of scary art to see us into the bleak days of November!
Saintdeath

Uriel A. Durán kicks it off with a picture of Saint Death for Dia de los Muertos.

Spooktacular
The amazing Richard Thompson

Buryingground
Fabulous Todd Klein

Wolfcolor
Terrific Tim Hamilton

Spooky Little Lulu Color Small

Shannon Smith

Monsters 102608
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