by David Carter

04-26-201614Greetings, sales charts fans! It’s time once again to look at DC’s sales figures.

Not much to write about for DC this month, as things were in a holding pattern leading up to DCU Rebirth.

Vertigo sales continue to be just awful. This month’s average (5,649) and median (4,815) sales make this the fourth straight month of worst ever Vertigo sales.

DCU average sales rise a bit to 30,003, though median sales fall to 21,974. Such a big gap between average and median sales indicates that while there are a few big sellers at the top, more titles are skewing towards the lower end, which is not where you want things to be.

Warning: The commentary below may contain reasoned analysis, speculation (unfounded and otherwise), opinion, and/or snark. Those looking for a more straightforward analysis are directed to John Jackson Miller’s excellent Comichron analysis, posted earlier this month over at Comichron!

Please consider the fine print at the end of the column. Thanks to Milton Griepp and ICv2.com for the permission to use their figures. An overview of ICv2.com’s estimates can be found here.

(Note that the percentage comparisons are done with total orders including reorder activity, as opposed to initial orders as was the practice of this column under the previous administration.)


3 - DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE ($5.99)
11/2015: Dark Knight III #1 of 8 -- 440,234           [449,099]
12/2015: Dark Knight III #2 of 8 -- 158,188 (- 62.5%) [168,590]
01/2016: --
02/2016: Dark Knight III #3 of 8 -- 146,044 (- 10.6%) [150,665]
03/2016: --
04/2016: Dark Knight III #4 of 8 -- 143,055 (-  5.1%)

DC’s top seller for April, by a fairly wide margin. It’s outsold by the first issues of Black Panther and Star Wars Poe Dameron, but that was to be expected.

Y’know, if they’d just announced this as a bi-monthly from the outset, DC could have avoided a lot of embarrassment.

An additional 5,352 copies of issue #2 show up on the chart this month at position 272; as usual they’re added into the bracketed totals.

5 - BATMAN ($3.99)
04/2006: Batman #652    --  72,889  [82,438] 
04/2011: Batman #709    --  56,578
04/2012: Batman #8      -- 130,602 [136,218] 
04/2013: Batman #19     -- 132,147 
04/2014: Batman #30     -- 108,998 [111,778]
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04/2015: Batman #40     -- 131,128 (+ 20.3%) [154,764]
05/2015: -- 
06/2015: Batman #41     -- 142,155 (-  6.1%) [145,305]
07/2015: Batman #42     -- 117,441 (- 18.3%) [118,702]
08/2015: Batman #43     -- 124,697 (+  7.8%) [127,996]
09/2015: Batman #44     -- 114,409 (-  9.9%) [115,351]
10/2015: Batman #45     -- 109,367 (-  4.6%) [110,031]
11/2015: Batman #46     -- 106,989 (-  2.1%) [107,758]
12/2015: Batman #47     -- 127,201 (+ 18.0%) 
01/2016: Batman #48     -- 100,962 (- 20.6%) 
02/2016: Batman #49     -- 102,689 (+  1.7%) 
03/2016: Batman #50     -- 163,406 (+ 67.7%) [172,256]
04/2016: Batman #51     -- 101,922 (- 40.8%) 
-----------------
6 months: -  7.4%
1 year  : - 34.1%
2 years : -  8.8%
5 years : + 80.1%
10 years: + 39.8%

After last month’s triple sales threat—issue #50, final issue of the “Superheavy” story, and variant cover bonanzapalooza—sales drop right back down to normal (normal in this case being just a regular ol’ f.o.v.).

The final issue (a coda, really) for Snyder & Capullo. Let us make note of the fact that, for they’re entire run on the comic (with an occasional artist friend), every issue sold over the 100K mark, something that is pretty much unheard of these days.

Also, issue #50 exhibited another 8,850 copies on the April chart at position 202 (which have been added in above).

9 - HARLEY QUINN AND THE SUICIDE SQUAD APRIL FOOL'S SPECIAL #1 ($4.99)
07/2014: Harley Quinn Comic Con  #1 -- 64,978           [68,667]
12/2014: Harley Quinn Holiday Sp #1 -- 63,465 (-  7.6%)
02/2015: Harley Quinn Valentines #1 -- 68,611 (+ 19.4%) [75,747]
09/2015: Harley Quinn Road Trip  #1 -- 51,135 (- 31.8%) [51,668]
04/2016: Harley & SS April Fools #1 -- 75,354 (+ 45.8)

Harley + Suicide Squad + Jim Lee = pretty good sales for a one-shot.

11 - JUSTICE LEAGUE ($3.99)
04/2012: Justice League #8  -- 133,240
04/2013: Justice League #19 -- 100,943
04/2014: Justice League #29 --  78,912  [78,495]
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04/2015: Justice League #40 --  78,388 (+  9.0%) [82,316]
05/2015: -- 
06/2015: Justice League #41 --  97,584 (+ 17.2%) [96,464]
07/2015: Justice League #42 --  81,291 (- 12.7%) [84,202]
08/2015: Justice League #43 --  82,304 (+  1.1%) [85,119]
09/2015: Justice League #44 --  76,752 (-  5.3%) [80,630]
10/2015: Justice League #45 --  77,192 (-  2.7%) [78,416]
11/2015: -- 
12/2015: Justice League #46 --  75,660 (-  3.5%)
12/2015: Justice League #47 --  84,970 (+ 21.2%) [91,688]
01/2016: --
02/2016: Justice League #48 --  72,704 (- 20.7%)
03/2016: --
04/2016: Justice League #49 --  71,131 (-  2.2%)
-----------------
6 months: -  9.3%
1 year  : - 13.6%
2 years : -  9.4%

Running late; the f.o.v. is a Batman v Superman cover (non-pollybagged).

14 - BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ($3.99)
12/2015: Batman/TMNT #1 of 6 -- 134,526           [164,941]
01/2016: Batman/TMNT #2 of 6 --  52,337 (- 58.8%)  [67,898]
02/2016: Batman/TMNT #3 of 6 --  64,444 (+  2.3%)  [69,444]
03/2016: Batman/TMNT #4 of 6 --  65,132 (-  6.2%)
04/2016: Batman/TMNT #5 of 6 --  65,616 (+  0.7%)

Continues to sell quite well, and stabilized rather quickly in the upper-sixties. If DC could have found several more series that acted this way sales-wise, they would need to be doing yet another (not-a-)reboot.

19 - JUSTICE LEAGUE DARKSEID WAR ($3.99)
10/2015: JLDW Batman #1         --  37,657
11/2015: JLDW Superman #1       --  33,584
11/2015: JLDW Flash #1          --  34,313
11/2015: JLDW Green Lantern #1  --  33,104
11/2015: JLDW Shazam! #1        --  31,087
12/2015: JLDW Lex Luthor #1     --  32,226
01/2016: --
02/2016: --
03/2016: --
04/2016: JLDW Special #1        --  60,818

See what happens when you actually solicit your one-shot tie-in with “Darkseid War” in the title?

27 - HARLEY QUINN ($3.99)
04/2014: Harley Quinn #5  --  63,155  [71,478]
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04/2015: Harley Quinn #16 --  72,055 (+  8.1%) [73,976]
05/2015: --
06/2015: Harley Quinn #17 --  68,243 (-  6.2%) [69,406]
07/2015: Harley Quinn #18 --  59,566 (- 13.1%) [60,292]
08/2015: Harley Quinn #19 --  64,223 (+  8.1%) [65,155]
09/2015: Harley Quinn #20 --  56,836 (- 10.0%) [58,652]
10/2015: Harley Quinn #21 --  55,272 (-  5.7%) [55,282]
11/2015: Harley Quinn #22 --  58,344 (+  6.2%) [58,734]
12/2015: Harley Quinn #23 --  69,168 (+ 17.8%)
01/2016: Harley Quinn #24 --  44,967 (- 35.0%)
02/2016: Harley Quinn #25 --  51,495 (+ 14.5%)
03/2016: Harley Quinn #26 --  51,420 (-  0.1%)
04/2016: Harley Quinn #27 --  54,864 (+  6.7%)
-----------------
6 months: -  0.7%
1 year  : - 23.9%
2 years : - 23.2%

Has both a JRJR f.o.v. variant and a 1:25 incentive variant. Plus this issue apparently features a Deadpool parody.

28 - HARLEY QUINN & HER GANG OF HARLEYS ($3.99)
06/2015: HQ & PG #1 of 6   -- 71,402           [65,876]
07/2015: HQ & PG #2 of 6   -- 44,974 (- 30.1%) [46,044]
08/2015: HQ & PG #3 of 6   -- 38,853 (- 14.0%) [39,582]
09/2015: HQ & PG #4 of 6   -- 36,031 (-  7.7%) [36,525]
10/2015: -- 
11/2015: HQ & PG #5 of 6   -- 34,127 (-  6.3%) [34,221]
12/2015: HQ & PG #6 of 6   -- 31,375 (-  8.3%) 
01/2016: --
02/2016: --
03/2016: --
04/2016: HQ & Gang #1 of 6 -- 52,659 (+ 67.8%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.

The next HQ mini-series debuts with numbers just below the mother title.

41 - DETECTIVE COMICS ($3.99)
04/2006: Detective Comics #816 -- 60,440  [68,189]
04/2011: Detective Comics #876 -- 40,133
04/2012: Detective Comics #8   -- 87,675
04/2013: Detective Comics #19  -- 77,922 
04/2014: Detective Comics #30  -- 56,149  [56,110]
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04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Detective Comics #41  -- 57,648 (+  2.9%) [58,361]
07/2015: Detective Comics #42  -- 50,743 (- 12.5%) [51,055]
08/2015: Detective Comics #43  -- 53,576 (+  5.4%) [53,797]
09/2015: Detective Comics #44  -- 55,871 (+  4.4%) [56,177]
10/2015: Detective Comics #45  -- 47,972 (- 14.2%) [48,220]
11/2015: Detective Comics #46  -- 47,256 (-  1.9%) [47,280]
12/2015: Detective Comics #47  -- 45,867 (-  3.0%)
01/2016: Detective Comics #48  -- 45,111 (-  1.6%)
02/2016: Detective Comics #49  -- 45,300 (+  0.4%)
03/2016: Detective Comics #50  -- 52,373 (+ 15.6%)
04/2016: Detective Comics #51  -- 43,190 (- 17.5%)
-----------------
6 months: - 10.4%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 23.0%
5 years : +  7.6%
10 years: - 36.7%

43 - HARLEY'S LITTLE BLACK BOOK ($4.99)
12/2015: Harley's LBB #1  -- 92,266
01/2016: --
02/2016: Harley's LBB #2  -- 45,030 (-51.2%)
03/2016: --
04/2016: Harley's LBB #3  -- 41,444 (- 8.0%)

Guest-starring Zatanna. Yes, that makes four (count ’em!) comics starring Harley Quinn this month.

50 - SUPERMAN ($3.99)
04/2006: Superman #651 --  73,355
04/2011: Superman #710 --  39,644
04/2012: Superman #8   --  64,486
04/2013: Superman #19  --  48,598 
04/2014: Superman #30  --  37,316  [38,429]
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04/2015: Superman #40  --  52,666 (+  4.1%) [53,756]
05/2015: --
06/2015: Superman #41  --  53,393 (+  3.0%) [55,368]
07/2015: Superman #42  --  46,691 (- 12.5%) [48,442]
08/2015: Superman #43  --  49,825 (+  4.5%) [50,637]
09/2015: Superman #44  --  43,921 (- 11.3%) [44,908]
10/2015: Superman #45  --  42,693 (-  4.1%) [43,069]
11/2015: Superman #46  --  41,657 (-  3.0%) [41,765]
12/2015: Superman #47  --  47,377 (+ 13.4%) 
01/2015: Superman #48  --  37,690 (- 20.4%)
02/2015: Superman #49  --  36,318 (-  3.6%)
03/2015: Superman #50  --  91,396 (+151.7%)
04/2015: Superman #51  --  38,103 (- 58.3%)
-----------------
6 months: - 15.2%
1 year  : - 29.1%
2 years : -  0.8%
5 years : -  3.9%
10 years: - 48.1%

As with Batman, sales on Superman fall back to near normal for the kick-off of “The Final Days of Superman” story.

51 - FLASH ($4.99)
04/2006: -- 
04/2011: Flash #10  --  54,953
04/2011: Flash #11  --  54,633
04/2012: Flash #8   --  63,702
04/2013: Flash #19  --  42,079 
04/2014: Flash #30  --  33,300  [35,798]
------------------------------
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Flash #41  --  41,256 (+  6.8%) [42,891]
07/2015: Flash #42  --  37,956 (- 12.8%) [37,399]
08/2015: Flash #43  --  40,542 (+ 10.1%) [41,189]
09/2015: Flash #44  --  36,111 (- 11.0%) [36,657]
10/2015: Flash #45  --  35,485 (-  1.8%) [36,011]
11/2015: Flash #46  --  36,153 (+  1.9%) [36,701]
12/2015: Flash #47  --  42,129 (+ 14.8%)
01/2016: --
02/2016: Flash #48  --  34,903 (- 17.2%)
02/2016: Flash #49  --  34,407 (-  1.4%)
03/2016: --
04/2016: Flash #50  --  35,160 (+  2.2%)
-----------------
6 months: -  2.4%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : -  1.8%
5 years : - 35.8%
10 years:    n.a.

Flash can’t quite seem to catch back up to be on schedule. This had a non-polybagged Superman v Batman f.o.v.

52, 86 - BATGIRL ($4.99/$2.99)
04/2011: Batgirl #20 -- 24,310
04/2012: Batgirl #8  -- 48,878
04/2013: Batgirl #19 -- 45,939 
04/2014: Batgirl #30 -- 32,698  [32,302]
------------------------------
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Batgirl #41 -- 33,220 (- 16.5%) [36,553]
07/2015: Batgirl #42 -- 33,168 (-  6.5%) [34,194]
08/2015: Batgirl #43 -- 32,079 (-  5.0%) [32,478]
09/2015: Batgirl #44 -- 30,654 (-  4.9%) [30,882]
10/2015: Batgirl #45 -- 29,276 (-  3.8%) [29,715]
11/2015: --
12/2015: Batgirl #46 -- 27,591 (-  7.1%)
01/2016: Batgirl #47 -- 26,905 (-  2.5%)
02/2016: Batgirl #48 -- 25,625 (-  4.8%)
03/2016: Batgirl #49 -- 24,730 (-  3.5%)
04/2016: Batgirl #50 -- 34,632 (+ 40.0%)
04/2016: Batgirl #51 -- 23,280 (- 32.8%)
-----------------
6 months: -  2.6%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 10.4%
5 years : + 19.1%

Batgirl does finally get caught up in April. Issue #50 had a f.o.v. (non-polybagged Superman v Batman) while the surrounding issues so do, thus explaining the nearly 10K gain.

53 - BATMAN/SUPERMAN ($3.99)
04/2006: --
04/2011: Superman/Batman #83 --  28,403
04/2014: Batman/Superman #9  --  56,223  [55,795]
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04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Batman/Superman #21 --  49,204 (+ 11.0%) [49,946]
07/2015: Batman/Superman #22 --  41,672 (- 15.9%) [41,985]
08/2015: Batman/Superman #23 --  44,259 (+  6.5%) [44,704]
09/2015: Batman/Superman #24 --  40,132 (- 10.2%) [40,271]
10/2015: Batman/Superman #25 --  37,566 (-  6.4%) [37,782]
11/2015: Batman/Superman #26 --  38,056 (+  1.3%) [38,181]
12/2015: Batman/Superman #27 --  30,021 (- 21.1%)
01/2016: Batman/Superman #28 --  34,507 (+ 14.9%)
02/2016: Batman/Superman #29 --  33,662 (-  2.4%)
03/2016: Batman/Superman #30 --  44,644 (+ 32.6%)
04/2016: Batman/Superman #31 --  34,459 (- 22.8%)
-----------------
6 months: -  8.3%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 year  : - 38.2%
5 years : + 21.3%
10 years:    n.a.

Part of “The Final Days of Superman.”

57 - GREEN LANTERN ($3.99)
04/2006: --
04/2011: Green Lantern #65  --  75,780
04/2012: Green Lantern #8   --  88,335
04/2013: Green Lantern #19  --  71,018 
04/2014: Green Lantern #30  --  44,483  [43,612]
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04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Green Lantern #41  --  45,704 (+  6.7%) [46,109]
07/2015: Green Lantern #42  --  39,290 (- 13.9%) [39,708]
08/2015: Green Lantern #43  --  42,482 (+  7.7%) [42,750]
09/2015: Green Lantern #44  --  39,371 (-  7.6%) [39,501]
10/2015: Green Lantern #45  --  38,406 (-  2.5%) [38,519]
11/2015: Green Lantern #46  --  38,976 (+  1.4%) [39,053]
12/2015: Green Lantern #47  --  45,706 (+ 17.0%)
01/2015: Green Lantern #48  --  36,068 (- 21.1%)
02/2015: Green Lantern #49  --  35,237 (-  2.3%)
03/2015: Green Lantern #50  --  36,242 (+  2.9%)
04/2015: Green Lantern #51  --  32,862 (-  9.3%)
-----------------
6 months: - 14.7%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 24.6%
5 years : - 56.6%
10 years:    n.a.

59 - ACTION COMICS ($3.99)
04/2006: --
04/2011: Action Comics #900 -- 60,152  [73,004]
04/2012: Action Comics #8   -- 87,980
04/2013: Action Comics #19  -- 52,007 
04/2014: Action Comics #30  -- 37,809  [39,088]
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04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Action Comics #41  -- 44,083 (+ 12.7%) [44,456]
07/2015: Action Comics #42  -- 37,956 (- 13.5%) [38,434]
08/2015: Action Comics #43  -- 41,883 (+  9.7%) [42,149]
09/2015: Action Comics #44  -- 37,927 (-  9.5%) [38,130]
10/2015: Action Comics #45  -- 36,560 (-  3.8%) [36,694]
11/2015: Action Comics #46  -- 35,569 (-  2.2%) [35,898]
12/2015: Action Comics #47  -- 29,021 (- 19.2%)
01/2016: Action Comics #48  -- 31,958 (+ 10.1%)
02/2016: Action Comics #49  -- 31,496 (-  1.4%)
03/2016: Action Comics #50  -- 40,025 (+ 27.1%)
04/2016: Action Comics #51  -- 32,167 (- 19.6%)
-----------------
6 months: - 12.3%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 17.7%
5 years : - 55.9%
10 years:    n.a.

Part of “The Final Days of Superman.”

65 - WONDER WOMAN ($3.99)
04/2006: --
04/2011: Wonder Woman #610 -- 31,002
04/2012: Wonder Woman #8   -- 50,450
04/2013: Wonder Woman #19  -- 46,492 
04/2014: Wonder Woman #30  -- 31,094  [31,669]
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04/2015: Wonder Woman #40  -- 45,172 (+  2.5%) [45,457]
05/2015: -- 
06/2015: Wonder Woman #41  -- 45,284 (+  0.6%) [45,740]
07/2015: Wonder Woman #42  -- 36,668 (- 18.7%) [37,183]
08/2015: Wonder Woman #43  -- 39,646 (+  7.9%) [40,128]
09/2015: Wonder Woman #44  -- 36,151 (-  9.1%) [36,478]
10/2015: Wonder Woman #45  -- 33,885 (-  6.1%) [34,251]
11/2015: Wonder Woman #46  -- 34,042 (+  0.6%) [34,454]
12/2015: Wonder Woman #47  -- 40,123 (+ 16.5%)
01/2016: Wonder Woman #48  -- 32,687 (- 18.5%)
02/2016: Wonder Woman #49  -- 35,398 (+  8.3%)
03/2016: Wonder Woman #50  -- 36,328 (+  2.6%)
04/2016: Wonder Woman #51  -- 29,787 (- 18.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 13.0%
1 year  : - 34.5%
2 years : -  5.9%
5 years : -  3.9%
10 years:    n.a.

This is the fewest copies that the New 52 Wonder Woman has moved.

66 - SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN ($3.99)
04/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #7  -- 45,157  [47,375]
--------------------------------------------
04/2015: Superman/Wonder Woman #17 -- 39,868 (+  4.3%) [40,167]
05/2015: -- 
06/2015: Superman/Wonder Woman #18 -- 39,787 (+  2.3%) [41,077]
07/2015: Superman/Wonder Woman #19 -- 36,666 (-  8.3%) [37,676]
08/2015: Superman/Wonder Woman #20 -- 38,834 (+  4.5%) [39,381]
09/2015: Superman/Wonder Woman #21 -- 34,349 (- 12.0%) [34,636]
10/2015: Superman/Wonder Woman #22 -- 32,044 (-  6.8%) [32,262]
11/2015: Superman/Wonder Woman #23 -- 31,315 (-  1.9%) [31,641]
12/2015: Superman/Wonder Woman #24 -- 25,000 (- 21.0%)
01/2016: Superman/Wonder Woman #25 -- 29,087 (+ 16.3%)
02/2016: Superman/Wonder Woman #26 -- 32,108 (+ 10.4%)
03/2016: Superman/Wonder Woman #27 -- 32,707 (+  1.9%)
04/2016: Superman/Wonder Woman #28 -- 28,812 (- 11.9%)
-----------------
6 months: - 10.7%
1 year  : - 28.3%
2 years : - 39.2%

Part of “The Final Days of Superman.”

68 - GRAYSON ($3.99)
04/2006: Nightwing #119 -- 46,336
04/2012: Nightwing #8   -- 52,063  [61,711]
04/2013: Nightwing #19  -- 46,978
04/2014: --
---------------------------------
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Grayson #9     -- 39,610 (-  3.4%) [40,478]
07/2015: Grayson #10    -- 33,990 (- 13.8%) [34,882]
08/2015: Grayson #11    -- 36,538 (+  7.2%) [37,402]
09/2015: Grayson #12    -- 32,284 (- 11.0%) [33,281]
10/2015: Grayson #13    -- 32,260 (-  1.5%) [32,786]
11/2015: Grayson #14    -- 31,831 (-  1.8%) [32,201]
12/2015: Grayson #15    -- 35,765 (+ 11.1%)
01/2016: Grayson #16    -- 30,420 (- 14.9%)
02/2016: Grayson #17    -- 30,257 (-  0.5%)
03/2016: Grayson #18    -- 33,550 (+ 10.9%)
04/2016: Grayson #19    -- 27,378 (- 18.4%)
-----------------
6 months: - 16.5%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years :    n.a.
10 years: - 40.9%

With this issue, sales have fallen lower than any issue of Nightwing ever sold. So it’s back to Nightwing with Rebirth.

72 - ROBIN, SON OF BATMAN ($3.99)
04/2006: Robin #149    -- 37,174 
--------------------------------
06/2015: Robin SoB #1  -- 70,505 (+ 36.2%) [63,858]
07/2015: Robin SoB #2  -- 44,232 (- 28.5%) [45,674]
08/2015: Robin SoB #3  -- 38,413 (- 13.5%) [39,523]
09/2015: Robin SoB #4  -- 38,162 (-  1.9%) [38,777]
10/2015: Robin SoB #5  -- 35,619 (-  7.2%) [35,981]
11/2015: Robin SoB #6  -- 35,633 (-  0.2%) [35,904]
12/2015: Robin SoB #7  -- 34,815 (-  3.0%)
01/2016: Robin SoB #8  -- 31,220 (- 10.3%)
02/2016: Robin SoB #9  -- 30,125 (-  3.5%)
03/2016: Robin SoB #10 -- 32,962 (+  9.4%)
04/2016: Robin SoB #11 -- 26,366 (- 20.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 26.7%
10 years: - 29.1%

76 - SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN ($3.99)
11/2015: American Alien #1 of 7 -- 41,441           [42,842]
12/2015: American Alien #2 of 7 -- 31,025 (- 27.6%)
01/2016: American Alien #3 of 7 -- 28,828 (-  7.1%)
02/2016: American Alien #4 of 7 -- 27,313 (-  5.3%)
03/2016: American Alien #5 of 7 -- 26,339 (-  3.6%)
04/2016: American Alien #6 of 7 -- 25,449 (-  3.4%)

78 - DEATHSTROKE ($2.99)
04/2012: Deathstroke #8  -- 18,834 
04/2013: Deathstroke #19 -- 12,392 
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04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Deathstroke #7  -- 38,807 (+ 22.6%) [39,993]
07/2015: Deathstroke #8  -- 33,648 (- 13.3%) [34,754]
08/2015: Deathstroke #9  -- 36,583 (+  8.7%) [37,419]
09/2015: Deathstroke #10 -- 31,241 (- 14.6%) [31,832]
10/2015: Deathstroke #11 -- 31,121 (-  0.4%) [31,649]
11/2015: Deathstroke #12 -- 31,939 (+  2.6%) [32,568]
12/2015: Deathstroke #13 -- 25,344 (- 20.6%) 
01/2016: Deathstroke #14 -- 27,648 (+  9.1%) 
02/2016: Deathstroke #15 -- 26,534 (-  4.0%) 
03/2016: Deathstroke #16 -- 25,390 (-  4.3%) 
04/2016: Deathstroke #17 -- 24,858 (-  2.1%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 21.9%
1 year  :    n.a.

80 - SUPERMAN: THE COMING OF THE SUPERMEN ($3.99)
02/2016: Supermen #1 of 6  -- 37,033
03/2016: Supermen #2 of 6  -- 27,470 (- 25.8%)
04/2016: Supermen #3 of 6  -- 24,500 (- 10.8%)

85 - NEW SUICIDE SQUAD ($2.99)
04/2012: Suicide Squad #8      -- 32,789
04/2013: Suicide Squad #19     -- 24,300 
04/2014: --
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04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: New Suicide Squad #9  -- 42,225 (+ 35.6%) [43,224]
07/2015: New Suicide Squad #10 -- 35,365 (- 17.1%) [35,842]
08/2015: New Suicide Squad #11 -- 37,915 (+  7.2%) [38,434]
09/2015: New Suicide Squad #12 -- 34,622 (-  8.9%) [35,013]
10/2015: New Suicide Squad #13 -- 33,260 (-  4.1%) [33,584]
11/2015: New Suicide Squad #14 -- 32,925 (-  1.1%) [33,219]
12/2015: New Suicide Squad #15 -- 26,449 (- 20.4%)
01/2016: New Suicide Squad #16 -- 24,870 (-  6.0%)
02/2016: New Suicide Squad #17 -- 23,687 (-  4.8%)
03/2016: New Suicide Squad #18 -- 28,243 (+ 19.2%)
04/2016: New Suicide Squad #19 -- 23,799 (- 15.7%)
-----------------
6 months: - 29.1%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years :    n.a.

90 - POISON IVY: CYCLE OF LIFE AND DEATH ($2.99)
01/2016: Poison Ivy Cycle #1 of 6 -- 31,351 
02/2016: Poison Ivy Cycle #2 of 6 -- 23,452 (- 25.2%) 
03/2016: Poison Ivy Cycle #3 of 6 -- 22,812 (-  2.7%) 
04/2016: Poison Ivy Cycle #4 of 6 -- 22,504 (-  1.4%)

94 - TEEN TITANS ($2.99)
04/2006: Teen Titans #34 -- 82,503  [90,051]
04/2011: Teen Titans #94 -- 25,187
04/2012: Teen Titans #8  -- 50,814
04/2013: Teen Titans #19 -- 39,532 
04/2014: Teen Titans #30 -- 25,709 
----------------------------------
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Teen Titans #9  -- 33,412 (- 15.5%) [33,804]
07/2015: Teen Titans #10 -- 28,547 (- 14.3%) [28,963]
08/2015: Teen Titans #11 -- 32,112 (+ 12.6%) [32,621]
09/2015: --
10/2015: Teen Titans #12 -- 26,796 (- 17.9%) 
11/2015: Teen Titans #13 -- 26,511 (-  1.1%)
12/2015: Teen Titans #14 -- 26,239 (-  1.0%)
12/2015: Teen Titans #15 -- 27,201 (+  3.7%)
01/2015: Teen Titans #16 -- 24,201 (- 11.0%)
02/2015: Teen Titans #17 -- 23,566 (-  2.6%)
03/2015: Teen Titans #18 -- 23,056 (-  2.2%)
04/2015: Teen Titans #19 -- 21,989 (-  4.6%)
-----------------
6 months: - 17.9%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 14.5%
5 years : - 12.7%
10 years: - 75.6%

95 - AQUAMAN ($3.99)
04/2006: Aquaman SoA #41 -- 37,567
04/2012: Aquaman #8      -- 61,657
04/2013: --
04/2014: Aquaman #30     -- 32,859 
----------------------------------
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Aquaman #41     -- 33,629 (+  0.6%) [34,131]
07/2015: Aquaman #42     -- 28,158 (- 16.6%) [28,479]
08/2015: Aquaman #43     -- 30,480 (+  8.3%) [30,835]
09/2015: Aquaman #44     -- 26,396 (- 14.4%)
10/2015: Aquaman #45     -- 25,495 (-  3.4%)
11/2015: Aquaman #46     -- 25,962 (+  1.8%)
12/2015: Aquaman #47     -- 20,251 (- 22.0%)
01/2016: Aquaman #48     -- 23,373 (+ 15.4%)
02/2016: Aquaman #49     -- 23,546 (+  0.7%)
03/2016: Aquaman #50     -- 24,487 (+  4.0%)
04/2016: Aquaman #51     -- 21,959 (- 10.3%)
-----------------
6 months: - 13.9%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 33.2%
10 years: - 41.5%

99 - GREEN ARROW ($2.99)
04/2006: Green Arrow #61  -- 35,993
04/2011: Green Arrow #11  -- 32,669
04/2012: Green Arrow #8   -- 27,433
04/2013: Green Arrow #19  -- 29,922 
04/2014: Green Arrow #30  -- 23,577 
-----------------------------------
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Green Arrow #41  -- 29,545 (+ 52.1%) [30,098]
07/2015: Green Arrow #42  -- 24,921 (- 17.2%)
08/2015: Green Arrow #43  -- 29,998 (+ 21.6%) [30,298]
09/2015: Green Arrow #44  -- 25,620 (- 15.4%)
10/2015: Green Arrow #45  -- 23,614 (-  7.8%)
11/2015: Green Arrow #46  -- 24,393 (+  3.3%)
12/2015: Green Arrow #47  -- 30,834 (+ 26.4%)
01/2016: Green Arrow #48  -- 22,117 (- 28.3%)
02/2016: Green Arrow #49  -- 22,096 (-  0.1%)
03/2016: Green Arrow #50  -- 22,977 (+  4.0%)
04/2016: Green Arrow #51  -- 21,168 (-  7.9%)
-----------------
6 months: - 10.4%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 10.2%
5 years : - 35.2%
10 years: - 41.2%

100 - SUPERMAN: LOIS AND CLARK ($3.99)
10/2015: Lois & Clark #1 -- 35,009           [35,991]
11/2015: Lois & Clark #2 -- 22,898 (- 36.4%)
12/2015: Lois & Clark #3 -- 21,630 (-  5.5%)
01/2016: Lois & Clark #4 -- 23,766 (+  9.9%)
02/2016: Lois & Clark #5 -- 22,775 (-  4.2%)
03/2016: Lois & Clark #6 -- 17,846 (- 21.6%)
04/2016: Lois & Clark #7 -- 20,172 (+ 13.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 44.0%

The f.o.v. returns.

102 - STARFIRE ($2.99)
06/2015: Starfire #1  -- 50,928           [52,638]
07/2015: Starfire #2  -- 33,659 (- 34.7%) [34,389]
08/2015: Starfire #3  -- 30,207 (-  9.7%) [31,052]
09/2015: Starfire #4  -- 30,485 (-  0.4%) [30,930]
10/2015: Starfire #5  -- 28,714 (-  6.2%) [29,021]
11/2015: Starfire #6  -- 27,941 (-  3.7%) 
12/2015: Starfire #7  -- 21,230 (- 23.9%) 
01/2016: Starfire #8  -- 24,378 (+ 14.7%) 
02/2016: Starfire #9  -- 22,918 (-  6.0%) 
03/2016: Starfire #10 -- 18,044 (- 21.3%) 
04/2016: Starfire #11 -- 20,131 (+ 11.6%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 30.6%

The f.o.v. returns.

103 - TITANS HUNT ($3.99)
10/2015: Titans Hunt #1 of 12 -- 31,037           [32,768]
11/2015: Titans Hunt #2 of 12 -- 22,466 (- 31.4%)
12/2015: Titans Hunt #3 of 12 -- 20,918 (-  6.9%)
01/2016: Titans Hunt #4 of 8  -- 23,578 (+ 12.7%)
02/2016: Titans Hunt #5 of 8  -- 22,678 (-  3.8%)
03/2016: Titans Hunt #6 of 8  -- 18,493 (- 18.5%)
04/2016: Titans Hunt #7 of 8  -- 20,079 (+  8.6%)
-----------------
6 months: - 38.7%

The f.o.v. returns.

104 - RED HOOD/ARSENAL ($2.99)
04/2012: Red Hood & Outlaws #8  -- 37,974
04/2013: Red Hood & Outlaws #19 -- 36,630
04/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #30 -- 21,718 
-----------------------------------------
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #1    -- 44,078 (+137.3%) [40,597]
07/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #2    -- 26,829 (- 33.9%)
08/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #3    -- 23,841 (- 11.1%)
09/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #4    -- 22,113 (-  7.2%)
10/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #5    -- 21,025 (-  4.9%)
11/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #6    -- 19,857 (-  5.6%)
12/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #7    -- 25,789 (+ 29.9%)
01/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #8    -- 22,900 (- 11.2%)
02/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #9    -- 22,341 (-  2.4%)
03/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #10   -- 17,707 (- 20.7%)
04/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #11   -- 19,711 (+ 11.3%)
-----------------
6 months: -  6.2%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : -  9.2%

The f.o.v. returns.

108 - GREEN LANTERN CORPS: EDGE OF OBLIVION ($2.99)
04/2006: --
04/2011: Green Lantern Corps #59  -- 60,162
04/2012: Green Lantern Corps #8   -- 47,584
04/2013: Green Lantern Corps #19  -- 43,903 
04/2014: Green Lantern Corps #30  -- 26,640 
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04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: --
07/2015: --
08/2015: --
09/2015: --
10/2015: --
11/2015: --
12/2015: --
01/2016: Edge of Oblivion #1 of 6 -- 26,819 (- 10.7%)
02/2016: Edge of Oblivion #2 of 6 -- 21,265 (- 20.7%)
03/2016: Edge of Oblivion #3 of 6 -- 20,096 (-  5.5%)
04/2016: Edge of Oblivion #4 of 6 -- 19,434 (-  3.3%)
----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 27.0%
5 years : - 67.7%
10 years:    n.a.

101 - DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS (Digital First) ($3.99)
08/2015: Bombshells #1  --  59,253           [61,985]
09/2015: Bombshells #2  --  37,136 (- 39.8%) [37,306]
10/2015: Bombshells #3  --  32,147 (- 11.7%) [32,939]
11/2015: Bombshells #4  --  27,239 (- 17.3%)
11/2015: Bombshells #5  --  25,335 (-  7.0%)
12/2015: Bombshells #6  --  23,679 (-  6.5%)
12/2015: Bombshells #7  --  23,014 (-  2.8%)
01/2016: Bombshells #8  --  21,904 (-  4.8%)
02/2016: Bombshells #9  --  20,349 (-  7.1%)
03/2016: Bombshells #10 --  19,820 (-  2.6%)
04/2016: Bombshells #11 --  18,859 (-  4.8%)
----------------
6 months: - 42.7%

The top-selling non-DCU title for DC in April.

112 - SWAMP THING ($2.99)
04/2006: Swamp Thing #26     --  7,959
04/2012: Swamp Thing #8      -- 39,431
04/2013: Swamp Thing #19     -- 29,254 
04/2014: Swamp Thing #30     -- 18,458 
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04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: --
07/2015: --
08/2015: --
09/2015: --
10/2015: --
11/2015: --
12/2015: --
01/2016: Swamp Thing #1 of 6 -- 29,048 (+ 81.9%)
02/2016: Swamp Thing #2 of 6 -- 21,453 (- 26.1%)
03/2016: Swamp Thing #3 of 6 -- 20,309 (-  5.3%)
04/2016: Swamp Thing #4 of 6 -- 18,814 (-  7.4%)
----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : +  7.9%
10 years: +136.4%

114 - SINESTRO ($2.99)
04/2014: Sinestro #1  -- 46,126  [49,126] 
-------------------------------
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Sinestro #12 -- 28,848 (-  0.0%) [29,156]
07/2015: Sinestro #13 -- 23,044 (- 20.1%) 
08/2015: Sinestro #14 -- 25,505 (+ 10.7%) 
09/2015: Sinestro #15 -- 22,090 (- 13.4%) 
10/2015: Sinestro #16 -- 23,179 (+  4.9%) 
11/2015: Sinestro #17 -- 22,331 (-  3.7%) 
12/2015: Sinestro #18 -- 17,189 (- 23.0%) 
01/2016: Sinestro #19 -- 20,535 (+ 19.5%) 
02/2016: Sinestro #20 -- 20,199 (-  1.6%) 
03/2016: Sinestro #21 -- 15,928 (- 21.1%) 
04/2016: Sinestro #22 -- 18,191 (+ 14.2%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 18.8%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 61.7%

Return of the f.o.v.

115 - BATMAN BEYOND ($2.99)
04/2012: Unlimited #3      -- 24,196
04/2013: Unlimited #15     -- 16,283 
04/2014: Universe #9       -- 13,807 
------------------------------------
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Batman Beyond #1  -- 59,151 (+303.9%) [53,362]
07/2015: Batman Beyond #2  -- 35,000 (- 34.4%) [35,238]
08/2015: Batman Beyond #3  -- 30,806 (- 12.0%) [31,276]
09/2015: Batman Beyond #4  -- 31,202 (+  1.3%) [31,518]
10/2015: Batman Beyond #5  -- 29,409 (-  5.7%) [29,626]
11/2015: Batman Beyond #6  -- 27,778 (-  5.5%)
12/2015: Batman Beyond #7  -- 21,946 (- 21.0%)
01/2016: Batman Beyond #8  -- 20,342 (-  7.3%)
02/2016: Batman Beyond #9  -- 19,449 (-  4.4%)
03/2016: Batman Beyond #10 -- 21,578 (+ 10.9%)
04/2016: Batman Beyond #11 -- 18,061 (- 16.3%)
-----------------
6 months: - 39.0%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : + 30.8%

121 - EARTH 2: SOCIETY ($2.99)
04/2013: Earth 2 #11    -- 45,468  
04/2014: Earth 2 #22    -- 34,970  [35,449]
---------------------------------
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: E2 Society #1  -- 45,102 (+ 52.6%) [41,763]
07/2015: E2 Society #2  -- 31,663 (- 23.2%) [32,074]
08/2015: E2 Society #3  -- 28,381 (- 10.6%) [28,671]
09/2015: E2 Society #4  -- 25,443 (- 11.3%)
10/2015: E2 Society #5  -- 23,459 (-  7.8%)
11/2015: E2 Society #6  -- 21,948 (-  6.4%)
12/2015: E2 Society #7  -- 21,059 (-  4.1%)
01/2015: E2 Society #8  -- 19,682 (-  6.5%)
02/2015: E2 Society #9  -- 18,868 (-  4.1%)
03/2015: E2 Society #10 -- 18,391 (-  2.5%)
04/2015: E2 Society #11 -- 17,844 (-  3.0%)
----------------
6 months: - 23.9%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 49.7%

123 - WE ARE ROBIN ($3.99)
06/2015: We Are Robin #1  -- 57,137           [49,597]
07/2015: We Are Robin #2  -- 31,209 (- 34.1%) [32,668]
08/2015: We Are Robin #3  -- 26,830 (- 17.9%) 
09/2015: We Are Robin #4  -- 22,893 (- 14.7%) 
10/2015: We Are Robin #5  -- 21,243 (-  7.2%) 
11/2015: We Are Robin #6  -- 19,210 (-  9.6%) 
12/2015: We Are Robin #7  -- 28,181 (+ 46.7%) 
01/2015: We Are Robin #8  -- 12,086 (- 19.8%) [22,593]
02/2015: We Are Robin #9  -- 21,323 (-  5.6%) 
03/2015: We Are Robin #10 -- 16,412 (- 23.0%) 
04/2015: We Are Robin #11 -- 17,655 (+  7.6%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 16.9%

Return of the f.o.v.

130 - THE LEGEND OF WONDER WOMAN (Digital-First) ($3.99)
01/2016: Legend of WW #1 of 9 -- 25,047
02/2016: Legend of WW #2 of 9 -- 16,816 (- 32.9%)
03/2016: Legend of WW #3 of 9 -- 16,497 (-  1.9%)
04/2016: Legend of WW #4 of 9 -- 16,488 (-  0.1%)

Has reportedly been picked up for a second series, so the digital sales must be somewhat decent.

133 - CONSTANTINE: THE HELLBLAZER ($2.99)
04/2006: Hellblazer #219    -- 14,206
04/2011: Hellblazer #278    --  9,417
04/2012: Hellblazer #290    --  9,426
04/2013: Constantine #2     -- 30,789 
04/2014: Constantine #13    -- 18,454 
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04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: The Hellblazer #1  -- 41,888 (+177.6%) [40,335]
07/2015: The Hellblazer #2  -- 27,512 (- 34.3%)
08/2015: The Hellblazer #3  -- 24,040 (- 12.6%)
09/2015: The Hellblazer #4  -- 21,974 (-  8.6%)
10/2015: The Hellblazer #5  -- 20,431 (-  7.0%)
11/2015: The Hellblazer #6  -- 19,328 (-  5.4%)
12/2015: The Hellblazer #7  -- 18,601 (-  3.8%)
01/2016: The Hellblazer #8  -- 17,853 (-  4.0%)
02/2016: The Hellblazer #9  -- 17,178 (-  3.8%)
03/2016: The Hellblazer #10 -- 16,755 (-  2.5%)
04/2016: The Hellblazer #11 -- 16,248 (-  3.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 20.5%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 12.0%
5 years : + 72.5%
10 years: + 14.4%

138 - MARTIAN MANHUNTER ($2.99)
06/2015: Martian Manhunter #1  -- 40,239 (+ 66.8%) [37,003]
07/2015: Martian Manhunter #2  -- 24,957 (- 32.6%)
08/2015: Martian Manhunter #3  -- 22,540 (-  9.7%)
09/2015: Martian Manhunter #4  -- 19,738 (- 12.4%)
10/2015: Martian Manhunter #5  -- 18,416 (-  6.7%)
11/2015: Martian Manhunter #6  -- 17,038 (-  7.5%)
12/2015: Martian Manhunter #7  -- 15,962 (-  6.3%)
01/2016: Martian Manhunter #8  -- 18,655 (+ 16.9%)
02/2016: Martian Manhunter #9  -- 17,938 (-  3.8%)
03/2016: Martian Manhunter #10 -- 13,761 (- 23.3%)
04/2016: Martian Manhunter #11 -- 15,269 (+ 11.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 17.1%

Return of the f.o.v.

139 - CYBORG ($2.99)
07/2015: Cyborg #1  -- 45,187           [47,357]
08/2015: Cyborg #2  -- 29,167 (- 35.5%) [30,229]
09/2015: --
10/2015: Cyborg #3  -- 27,550 (-  5.5%) 
10/2015: Cyborg #4  -- 25,926 (-  5.9%) 
11/2015: --
12/2015: Cyborg #5  -- 23,618 (-  8.9%) 
12/2015: Cyborg #6  -- 17,864 (- 24.4%) 
01/2016: Cyborg #7  -- 18,975 (+  6.2%) 
02/2016: Cyborg #8  -- 18,092 (-  4.7%) 
03/2016: Cyborg #9  -- 13,578 (- 25.0%) 
04/2016: Cyborg #10 -- 15,256 (+ 12.4%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 42.9%

Return of the f.o.v.

141 - BLOODLINES ($2.99)
04/2016: Bloodlines #1 of 6 -- 14,941

Apparently someone at DC thought it would be a good idea to resurrect a poorly-regarded crossover event from 1993 as a mini-series in 2016. If you want to know why DC’s sales are doing poorly, this should be exhibit number one.

148, 151 - INJUSTICE: YEAR FIVE (Digital-First) ($2.99)
04/2013: Injustice #4     -- 21,669  [26,739]
04/2014: Injustice Y2 #4  -- 20,310 
-----------------------------------
04/2015: --
05/2015: Injustice Y4 #1  -- 17,958 (+ 17.2%)
05/2015: Injustice Y4 #2  -- 15,653 (- 12.8%)
06/2015: Injustice Y4 #3  -- 15,982 (+  2.1%)
06/2015: Injustice Y4 #4  -- 15,493 (-  3.1%)
07/2015: Injustice Y4 #5  -- 15,905 (+  2.7%)
07/2015: Injustice Y4 #6  -- 15,556 (-  2.2%)
08/2015: Injustice Y4 #7  -- 15,559 (+  0.0%)
08/2015: Injustice Y4 #8  -- 15,269 (-  1.9%)
09/2015: Injustice Y4 #9  -- 15,414 (+  0.9%)
09/2015: Injustice Y4 #10 -- 16,243 (+  5.4%)
10/2015: Injustice Y4 #11 -- 14,992 (-  7.7%)
10/2015: Injustice Y4 #12 -- 14,848 (-  1.0%)
11/2015: --
12/2015: --
01/2016: Injustice Y5 #1  -- 17,049 (+ 14.8%)
01/2016: Injustice Y5 #2  -- 14,787 (- 13.3%)
02/2016: Injustice Y5 #3  -- 14,263 (-  3.5%)
02/2016: Injustice Y5 #4  -- 13,918 (-  2.4%)
03/2016: Injustice Y5 #5  -- 14,094 (+  1.3%)
03/2016: Injustice Y5 #6  -- 13,599 (-  3.5%)
04/2016: Injustice Y5 #7  -- 13,823 (+  1.6%)
04/2016: Injustice Y5 #8  -- 13,560 (-  1.9%)
----------------
6 months: -  9.1%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 33.2%

152 - SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED: DEADSHOT/KATANA ($4.99)
01/2016: Deadshot/Katana #1 of 6 -- 21,642 
02/2016: Deadshot/Katana #2 of 6 -- 16,529 (- 23.6%) 
03/2016: Deadshot/Katana #3 of 6 -- 14,585 (- 11.8%) 
04/2016: Deadshot/Katana #4 of 6 -- 13,452 (-  7.8%)

DC have announced a second SSMW series (featuring El Diablo & Boomerang), so they appear to be hoping that Suicide Squad movie fever kicks in at some point.

155 - CATWOMAN ($2.99)
04/2006: Catwoman #54   -- 28,922  
04/2012: Catwoman #8    -- 38,711
04/2013: Catwoman #19   -- 28,058 
04/2014: Catwoman #30   -- 20,968 
---------------------------------
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Catwoman #41   -- 27,034 (+  1.9%)
07/2015: Catwoman #42   -- 21,983 (- 18.7%)
08/2015: Catwoman #43   -- 26,451 (+ 20.3%)
09/2015: Catwoman #44   -- 21,507 (- 18.7%)
10/2015: Catwoman #45   -- 20,229 (- 18.7%)
11/2015: Catwoman #46   -- 21,661 (+  7.1%)
12/2015: Catwoman #47   -- 15,038 (- 30.6%)
01/2016: Catwoman #48   -- 14,408 (-  4.2%)
02/2016: Catwoman #49   -- 13,659 (-  5.2%)
03/2016: Catwoman #50   -- 14,260 (+  4.4%)
04/2016: Catwoman #51   -- 13,150 (-  7.8%)
-----------------
6 months: - 35.0%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 57.5%
10 years: - 54.5%

156, 164 - BLACK CANARY ($2.99)
06/2015: Black Canary #1  -- 44,865 (+ 39.5%) [41,006]
07/2015: Black Canary #2  -- 27,512 (- 32.9%)
08/2015: Black Canary #3  -- 23,253 (- 15.5%)
09/2015: Black Canary #4  -- 23,678 (+  1.8%)
10/2015: Black Canary #5  -- 22,215 (-  6.2%)
11/2015: --
12/2015: Black Canary #6  -- 21,666 (-  2.5%)
01/2016: Black Canary #7  -- 15,758 (- 27.3%)
02/2016: Black Canary #8  -- 14,461 (-  8.2%)
03/2016: Black Canary #9  -- 13,566 (-  6.2%)
04/2016: Black Canary #10 -- 13,061 (-  3.7%)
04/2016: Black Canary #11 -- 12,560 (-  3.8%)
-----------------
6 months: - 42.3%

Catching up with two issues in April.

158 - WONDER WOMAN '77 SPECIAL (Digital-First) ($7.99)
05/2015: WW 77 Special #1 -- 24,621  
09/2015: WW 77 Special #2 -- 17,101 (- 30.5%)
04/2016: WW 77 Special #3 -- 12,888 (- 24.6%)

I think this might be the last one?

159 - GOTHAM ACADEMY ($2.99)
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Gotham Academy #7  -- 26,594 (+ 30.6%)
07/2015: Gotham Academy #8  -- 22,359 (- 15.9%)
08/2015: Gotham Academy #9  -- 18,048 (- 19.3%)
09/2015: Gotham Academy #10 -- 17,292 (-  4.2%)
10/2015: Gotham Academy #11 -- 16,560 (-  4.2%)
11/2015: --
12/2015: Gotham Academy #12 -- 15,865 (-  4.2%)
12/2015: Gotham Academy #13 -- 22,947 (+ 44.6%)
01/2016: Gotham Academy #14 -- 15,023 (- 34.5%)
02/2016: Gotham Academy #15 -- 14,334 (-  4.6%)
03/2016: Gotham Academy #16 -- 13,363 (-  6.8%)
04/2016: Gotham Academy #17 -- 12,743 (-  4.6%)
----------------
6 months: - 23.0%
1 year  :    n.a.

160 - LEGENDS OF TOMORROW ($7.99)
03/2016: Legends of Tomorrow #1 -- 18,753
04/2016: Legends of Tomorrow #2 -- 12,728 (- 32.1%)

A typical second issue drop for the burn-off series.

166 - SECRET SIX ($2.99)
04/2011: Secret Six #32 -- 19,714
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04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Secret Six #3  -- 28,458 (+  7.1%) [28,999]
07/2015: Secret Six #4  -- 22,813 (- 19.8%)
08/2015: Secret Six #5  -- 30,418 (+ 33.3%) [30,884]
09/2015: Secret Six #6  -- 17,376 (- 42.9%)
10/2015: Secret Six #7  -- 16,343 (-  5.9%)
11/2015: Secret Six #8  -- 15,375 (-  5.9%)
12/2015: Secret Six #9  -- 14,663 (-  4.6%)
01/2016: Secret Six #10 -- 13,888 (-  5.3%)
02/2016: Secret Six #11 -- 13,160 (-  5.2%)
03/2016: Secret Six #12 -- 12,772 (-  2.9%)
04/2016: Secret Six #13 -- 12,437 (-  2.6%)
-----------------
6 months: - 23.9%
1 year  :    n.a.
5 years : - 36.9%

155 - JUSTICE LEAGUE 3001 ($2.99)
04/2014: Justice League 3K #5   -- 27,529
-----------------------------------------
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Justice League 3K1 #1  -- 35,391 (+ 76.7%) [29,332]
07/2015: Justice League 3K1 #2  -- 21,301 (- 27.4%) 
08/2015: Justice League 3K1 #3  -- 18,931 (- 11.1%)
09/2015: Justice League 3K1 #4  -- 16,704 (- 11.8%)
10/2015: Justice League 3K1 #5  -- 15,512 (-  7.1%)
11/2015: Justice League 3K1 #6  -- 14,659 (-  5.5%)
12/2015: Justice League 3K1 #7  -- 13,979 (-  4.6%)
01/2016: Justice League 3K1 #8  -- 13,283 (-  5.0%)
02/2016: Justice League 3K1 #9  -- 12,919 (-  2.7%)
03/2016: Justice League 3K1 #10 -- 12,455 (-  3.6%)
04/2016: Justice League 3K1 #11 -- 11,960 (-  4.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 22.9%
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years : - 56.6%

173, 222 - DC COMICS ESSENTIALS ($1.00)
10/2015: Supergirl #1           --  8,703
01/2016: The New Frontier #1    --  6,051
02/2016: Batman and Robin #1    -- 12,592
03/2016: Dark Knight Returns #1 -- 21,323
03/2016: Superman Unchained #1  --  8,274
04/2016: Batman Death Family #1 -- 11,570
04/2016: JLA #1                 --  7,617

(DC Essentials, being basically promo items, are not included in the sales statistics at the end of the column.)

178 - BATMAN '66 MEETS THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. (Digital-First) ($2.99)
12/2015: Batman 66/UNCLE #1 of 6 -- 17,363 (- 15.4%)
01/2016: Batman 66/UNCLE #2 of 6 -- 13,940 (- 19.7%)
02/2016: Batman 66/UNCLE #3 of 6 -- 12,824 (-  8.0%)
03/2016: Batman 66/UNCLE #4 of 6 -- 11,945 (-  6.9%)
04/2016: Batman 66/UNCLE #5 of 6 -- 11,187 (-  6.3%)

179 - LUCIFER (Vertigo) ($3.99)
04/2006: Lucifer #73 -- 10,409 
------------------------------
12/2015: Lucifer #1  -- 17,306 (+ 57.2%)
01/2016: Lucifer #2  -- 12,497 (- 27.8%)
02/2016: Lucifer #3  -- 11,614 (-  7.1%)
03/2016: Lucifer #4  -- 11,450 (-  1.4%)
04/2016: Lucifer #5  -- 11,049 (-  3.5%)
-----------------
10 years: +  6.1%

The top-selling Vertigo series for April, and one of three Vertigo series currently airing as television series. The other two (Preacher & iZombie) do not have currently running comic series (though at least in Preacher’s case the collections seem to be selling well).

189 - ASTRO CITY (Vertigo) ($3.99)
04/2006: -- 
04/2011: --
04/2012: --
04/2013: --
04/2014: Astro City #11  -- 13,909 
----------------------------------
04/2015: Astro City #22  -- 11,359 (- 1.2%)
05/2015: Astro City #23  -- 11,215 (- 1.3%)
06/2015: Astro City #24  -- 11,226 (+ 0.1%)
07/2015: Astro City #25  -- 11,242 (+ 0.1%)
08/2015: Astro City #26  -- 11,118 (- 1.1%)
09/2015: Astro City #27  -- 11,019 (- 0.9%)
10/2015: Astro City #28  -- 10,808 (- 1.9%)
11/2015: Astro City #29  -- 10,748 (- 0.6%)
12/2015: Astro City #30  -- 10,476 (- 2.5%)
01/2016: Astro City #31  -- 10,351 (- 1.2%)
02/2016: Astro City #32  -- 10,187 (- 1.6%)
03/2016: Astro City #33  -- 10,125 (- 0.6%)
04/2016: Astro City #34  -- 10,120 (- 0.0%)
-----------------
6 months: -  6.4%
1 year  : - 10.9%
2 years : - 27.2%
5 years :    n.a.
10 years:    n.a.

Just five fewer copies than last month. I daresay that Astro City has found its floor?

194 - MIDNIGHTER ($2.99)
06/2015: Midnighter #1  -- 35,420 (+221.8%) [31,915]
07/2015: Midnighter #2  -- 19,812 (- 37.9%)
08/2015: Midnighter #3  -- 16,563 (- 16.4%)
09/2015: Midnighter #4  -- 14,431 (- 12.9%)
10/2015: Midnighter #5  -- 13,235 (-  8.3%)
11/2015: Midnighter #6  -- 12,186 (-  7.9%)
12/2015: Midnighter #7  -- 11,267 (-  7.5%)
01/2016: Midnighter #8  -- 10,408 (-  7.6%)
02/2016: Midnighter #9  -- 10,428 (+  0.2%)
03/2016: Midnighter #10 --  9,803 (-  6.0%)
04/2016: Midnighter #11 --  9,435 (-  3.5%)
-----------------
6 months: - 28.7%

196 - DOCTOR FATE ($2.99)
06/2015: Doctor Fate #1  -- 39,558           [34,514]
07/2015: Doctor Fate #2  -- 22,967 (- 41.9%) 
08/2015: Doctor Fate #3  -- 18,951 (- 17.5%) 
09/2015: Doctor Fate #4  -- 16,258 (- 14.2%) 
10/2015: Doctor Fate #5  -- 14,560 (- 10.4%) 
11/2015: Doctor Fate #6  -- 13,090 (- 10.1%) 
12/2015: Doctor Fate #7  -- 11,954 (-  8.7%) 
01/2016: Doctor Fate #8  -- 11,109 (-  7.1%) 
02/2016: Doctor Fate #9  -- 10,437 (-  6.0%) 
03/2016: Doctor Fate #10 --  9,780 (-  6.0%) 
04/2016: Doctor Fate #11 --  9,257 (-  5.3%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 36.4%

197 - TEEN TITANS GO! (Digital-First) ($2.99)
04/2006: Teen Titans Go! #30 -- 11,225
04/2014: Teen Titans Go! #3  --  8,185 
--------------------------------------
04/2015: Teen Titans Go! #9  --  8,395 (+ 6.0%)
05/2015: --
06/2015: Teen Titans Go! #10 --  8,883 (+ 5.8%)
07/2015: --
08/2015: Teen Titans Go! #11 --  9,771 (+10.0%)
09/2015: --
10/2015: Teen Titans Go! #12 -- 10,283 (+ 5.2%)
11/2015: --
12/2015: Teen Titans Go! #13 --  9,714 (- 5.5%)
01/2016: --
02/2016: Teen Titans Go! #14 --  9,142 (- 5.9%)
03/2016: --
02/2016: Teen Titans Go! #15 --  9,210 (+ 0.7%)
-----------------
6 months: - 10.4%
1 year  : +  9.7%
2 years : + 12.5%
10 years: - 18.0%

208 - THE OMEGA MEN ($2.99)
06/2015: Omega Men #1  -- 33,174           [28,446] *
07/2015: Omega Men #2  -- 17,093 (- 39.9%) 
08/2015: Omega Men #3  -- 13,246 (- 22.5%) 
09/2015: Omega Men #4  -- 11,302 (- 14.7%) 
10/2015: Omega Men #5  -- 10,532 (-  6.8%) 
11/2015: Omega Men #6  --  9,709 (-  7.8%) 
12/2015: Omega Men #7  --  9,251 (-  4.7%) 
01/2016: Omega Men #8  --  8,864 (-  4.2%) 
02/2016: --
03/2016: Omega Men #9  --  8,727 (-  1.5%) 
03/2016: Omega Men #10 --  8,366 (-  4.1%) 
04/2016: Omega Men #11 --  8,281 (-  1.0%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 21.4%

Penultimate issue. For several month now I’ve been making fun of the fact that DC continues to publish The Omega Men. But then last week pre-order for the trade collection of the complete series showed up on the Amazon graphic novels chart. So maybe someone at DC knows something that I don’t?

Now comes the sadness that is Vertigo…

243 - CLEAN ROOM (Vertigo) ($3.99)
10/2015: Clean Room #1 -- 14,304
11/2015: Clean Room #2 --  9,351 (- 35.6%)
12/2015: Clean Room #3 --  8,073 (- 13.7%)
01/2015: Clean Room #4 --  7,572 (-  6.2%)
02/2016: Clean Room #5 --  7,020 (-  7.3%)
03/2016: Clean Room #6 --  6,832 (-  2.7%)
04/2016: Clean Room #7 --  6,518 (-  4.6%)
-----------------
6 months: - 54.4%

252 - SUICIDERS: KINGS OF HELL.A. (Vertigo) ($3.99)
04/2015: Suiciders #3           --  9,891 (-  6.6%) 
05/2015: Suiciders #4           --  9,316 (-  5.8%) 
06/2015: Suiciders #5           --  8,731 (-  6.3%) 
07/2015: -- 
08/2015: -- 
09/2015: Suiciders #6           --  8,546 (-  2.1%) 
10/2015: -- 
11/2015: -- 
12/2015: -- 
01/2016: -- 
02/2016: -- 
03/2016: Kings of HelLA #1 of 6 --  8,563 (+  0.2%)
04/2016: Kings of HelLA #2 of 6 --  6,123 (- 28.5%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 38.1%

261 - THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON (Vertigo) ($3.99)
12/2015: Sheriff of Babylon #1 of 8 -- 10,234 
01/2015: Sheriff of Babylon #2 of 8 --  7,063 (- 31.0%) 
02/2015: Sheriff of Babylon #3 of 8 --  6,385 (-  9.6%) 
03/2015: Sheriff of Babylon #4 of 8 --  6,007 (-  5.9%) 
04/2015: Sheriff of Babylon #5 of 8 --  5,810 (-  3.3%)

263 - FABLES: THE WOLF AMONG US (Vertigo) (Digital-First) ($3.99)
04/2015: Fables: TWAU #4  --  8,793 (-  6.0%) 
05/2015: Fables: TWAU #5  --  8,378 (-  4.7%) 
06/2015: Fables: TWAU #6  --  8,019 (-  4.3%) 
07/2015: Fables: TWAU #7  --  7,683 (-  4.2%) 
08/2015: Fables: TWAU #8  --  7,398 (-  3.7%) 
09/2015: Fables: TWAU #9  --  7,123 (-  3.7%) 
10/2015: Fables: TWAU #10 --  6,965 (-  2.2%) 
11/2015: Fables: TWAU #11 --  6,788 (-  2.5%) 
12/2015: Fables: TWAU #12 --  6,470 (-  4.7%) 
01/2016: Fables: TWAU #13 --  6,254 (-  3.3%) 
02/2016: Fables: TWAU #14 --  5,991 (-  4.2%) 
03/2016: Fables: TWAU #15 --  5,873 (-  2.0%) 
04/2016: Fables: TWAU #16 --  5,723 (-  2.6%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 17.8%
1 Year  : - 34.9%

Final issue.

278 - JACKED (Vertigo) ($3.99)
11/2015: Jacked #1 of 6 -- 11,056 
12/2015: Jacked #2 of 6 --  7,078 (- 36.0%) 
01/2016: Jacked #3 of 6 --  5,787 (- 18.2%) 
02/2016: Jacked #4 of 6 --  5,449 (-  5.8%) 
03/2016: Jacked #5 of 6 --  5,112 (-  6.0%) 
04/2016: Jacked #6 of 6 --  4,917 (-  4.0%)

281 - SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? (All-Ages) ($2.99)
04/2006: Scooby-Doo #107               -- 4,359
04/2011: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #8  -- 4,599
04/2012: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #20 -- 4,752
04/2013: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #32 -- 4,688 
04/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #44 -- 4,650 
-----------------------------------------------
04/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #56 -- ????? (< 6,352) 
05/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #57 -- 4,794  
06/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #58 -- 5,033 (+ 5.0%)  
07/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #59 -- ????? (< 5,446)  
08/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #60 -- 5,091  
09/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #61 -- 5,220 (+ 2.5%)  
10/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #62 -- 5,143 (- 1.5%)  
11/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #63 -- 5,215 (+ 1.4%)  
12/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #64 -- ????? (< 5,848)  
01/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #65 -- 4,906   
02/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #66 -- 4,867 (- 0.8%)   
03/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #67 -- 4,940 (+ 1.5%)   
04/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #68 -- 4,892 (- 1.0%)   
-----------------
6 months: -  4.9%
1 year  :    ???%
2 years : +  5.2%
5 years : +  6.4%
10 years: + 12.2%

284 - UNFOLLOW (Vertigo) ($3.99)
11/2015: Unfollow #1  -- 10,740 
12/2015: Unfollow #2  --  7,082 (- 34.1%) 
01/2016: Unfollow #3  --  6,510 (-  8.1%) 
02/2016: Unfollow #4  --  5,667 (- 12.9%) 
03/2016: Unfollow #5  --  5,149 (-  9.1%) 
04/2016: Unfollow #6  --  4,815 (-  6.5%)

286 - THE DARK AND BLOODY (Vertigo) ($3.99)
02/2016: Dark & Bloody #1 of 6 -- 8,622
03/2016: Dark & Bloody #2 of 6 -- 5,679 (- 34.1%)
04/2016: Dark & Bloody #3 of 6 -- 4,757 (- 16.2%)

293 – ART OPS (Vertigo) ($3.99)
10/2015: Art Ops #1 — 12,211
11/2015: Art Ops #2 — 7,982 (- 34.6%)
12/2015: Art Ops #3 — 6,771 (- 15.2%)
01/2016: Art Ops #4 — 5,772 (- 14.8%)
02/2016: Art Ops #5 — 5,297 (- 8.2%)
03/2016: Art Ops #6 — 4,908 (- 7.3%)
04/2016: Art Ops #7 — 4,564 (- 7.3%)
—————–
6 months: – 62.6%

296 - SURVIVORS' CLUB (Vertigo) ($3.99)
10/2015: Survivors' Club #1 -- 13,194
11/2015: Survivors' Club #2 --  7,846 (- 40.5%)
12/2015: Survivors' Club #3 --  6,668 (- 15.0%)
01/2016: Survivors' Club #4 --  5,731 (- 14.1%)
02/2016: Survivors' Club #5 --  5,221 (-  8.9%)
03/2016: Survivors' Club #6 --  4,862 (-  6.9%)
04/2016: Survivors' Club #7 --  4,516 (-  7.1%)
-----------------
6 months: - 65.8%

+300 - RED THORN (Vertigo) ($3.99)
11/2015: Red Thorn #1  -- 11,335 
12/2015: Red Thorn #2  --  6,799 (- 40.0%) 
01/2016: Red Thorn #3  --  5,802 (- 14.7%) 
02/2016: Red Thorn #4  --  4,867 (- 16.1%) 
03/2016: Red Thorn #5  --  4,482 (-  7.9%) 
04/2016: Red Thorn #6  --  ????? (< 4,309)
+300 - NEW ROMANCER (Vertigo) ($3.99)
12/2015: New Romancer #1 of 6 -- 8,639 
01/2016: New Romancer #2 of 6 -- 5,655 (- 34.5%) 
02/2016: New Romancer #3 of 6 -- 3,999 (- 29.3%) 
03/2016: New Romancer #4 of 6 -- ????? (< 4,269) 
04/2016: New Romancer #5 of 6 -- ????? (< 4,309)
+300 - LAST GANG IN TOWN (Vertigo) ($3.99)
12/2015: Last Gang in Town #1 of 6 -- 8,396 
01/2016: Last Gang in Town #2 of 6 -- 4,750 (- 43.4%) 
02/2016: Last Gang in Town #3 of 6 -- 3,772 (- 20.6%) 
03/2016: Last Gang in Town #4 of 6 -- ????? (< 4,269) 
04/2016: Last Gang in Town #5 of 6 -- ????? (< 4,309)
+300 - SLASH & BURN (Vertigo) ($3.99)
11/2015: Slash & Burn #1  -- 9,623 
12/2015: Slash & Burn #2  -- ????? (< 5,848) 
01/2016: Slash & Burn #3  -- 4,403  
02/2016: Slash & Burn #4  -- ????? (< 3,744) 
03/2016: Slash & Burn #5  -- ????? (< 4,269) 
04/2016: Slash & Burn #6  -- ????? (< 4,309)

The Top 300 floor this month is just 40 copies higher than in March, but it manages to swallow up yet another Vertigo title.

+300 - LOONEY TUNES (All-Ages) ($2.99)
04/2006: Looney Tunes #137 -- 2,558
04/2011: Looney Tunes #197 -- ?????
04/2012: Looney Tunes #206 -- ?????
04/2013: Looney Tunes #212 -- ?????
04/2014: Looney Tunes #218 -- ????? (< 2,823)
-----------------------------------
04/2015: Looney Tunes #224 -- ????? (< 6,352)
05/2015: --
06/2015: Looney Tunes #225 -- ????? (< 4,684)
07/2015: --
08/2015: Looney Tunes #225 -- ????? (< 4,286)
09/2015: --
10/2015: Looney Tunes #226 -- ????? (< 4,248)
11/2015: --
12/2015: Looney Tunes #227 -- ????? (< 5,848)
01/2016: --
02/2016: Looney Tunes #228 -- ????? (< 3,744)
03/2016: --
04/2016: Looney Tunes #229 -- ????? (< 4,309)
-----------------
6 months:   ????%
1 year  :   ????%
2 years :   ????%
5 years :   ????%
10 years:   ????%

Average Periodical Sales (not counting reprints, reorders shipping after the initial month of release, and magazines; based on first-month sales only.)

DC COMICS
04/2006: 33,566
04/2011: 25,651
04/2012: 31,319
04/2013: 29,914 
04/2014: 29,202 **
---------------
04/2015: 38,318 (+ 63.3%)**
05/2015: 31,237 (- 18.5%)**
06/2015: 35,318 (+ 13.1%)**
07/2015: 27,005 (- 23.5%)**
08/2015: 27,301 (+  1.1%)**
09/2015: 26,092 (-  4.4%)**
10/2015: 25,681 (-  0.5%)**
11/2015: 30,743 (+ 19.7%)
12/2015: 28,091 (-  8.6%)**
01/2016: 21,845 (- 22.2%)**
02/2016: 24,611 (+ 12.7%)**
03/2016: 22,620 (-  9.6%)**
04/2016: 23,187 (+  2.5%)**
-----------------
6 months: -  9.7%
1 year  : - 39.5%
2 years : - 20.6%
5 years : -  9.6%
10 years: - 30.9%


DC UNIVERSE
04/2006: 45,129
04/2011: 29,126
04/2012: 35,264
04/2013: 31,426 
04/2014: 36,447  
---------------
04/2015: 49,845 (+ 74.5%)
05/2015: 42,635 (- 14.5%)
06/2015: 46,980 (+ 10.2%)
07/2015: 32,688 (- 30.4%)
08/2015: 33,079 (+  1.2%)
09/2015: 30,645 (-  7.4%)
10/2015: 30,402 (-  0.8%)
11/2015: 38,396 (+ 26.3%)
12/2015: 34,981 (-  8.9%)
01/2016: 27,664 (- 20.1%)
02/2016: 31,503 (+ 13.9%)
03/2016: 28,621 (-  9.1%)
04/2016: 30,003 (+  4.8%)
-----------------
6 months: -  1.3%
1 year  : - 39.8%
2 years : - 17.7%
5 years : +  3.0%
10 years: - 33.5%


VERTIGO
04/2006: 15,473
04/2011: 10,014
04/2012: 11,595
04/2013: 11,467 
04/2014: 11,214  
---------------
04/2015:  7,257 (+  2.9%)**
05/2015: 10,616 (+ 46.3%)**
06/2015:  8,011 (- 24.5%)**
07/2015: 15,251 (+ 90.4%)**
08/2015: 10,216 (- 33.0%)**
09/2015: 15,814 (+ 54.8%)**
10/2015: 10,771 (- 31.9%)**
11/2015:  9,780 (-  9.2%)
12/2015:  8,630 (- 11.8%)**
01/2016:  6,832 (- 20.5%)**
02/2016:  6,274 (-  8.2%)**
03/2016:  6,039 (-  3.7%)**
04/2016:  5,649 (-  6.5%)**
-----------------
6 months: - 47.6%
1 year  : - 22.2%
2 years : - 49.6%
5 years : - 43.6%
10 years: - 63.5%

6 month comparisons
===================

-  0.7% - Harley Quinn
-  2.4% - Flash
-  2.6% - Batgirl
-  4.9% - Scooby-Doo Where Are You?
-  6.2% - Red Hood/Arsenal
-  6.4% - Astro City
-  7.4% - Batman
-  7.9% - Green Arrow
-  8.3% - Batman/Superman
-  9.1% - Injustice
- 10.4% - Detective Comics
- 10.4% - Teen Titans Go!
- 10.7% - Superman/Wonder Woman
- 12.3% - Action Comics
- 13.0% - Wonder Woman
- 13.9% - Aquaman
- 14.7% - Green Lantern
- 15.2% - Superman
- 16.5% - Grayson
- 16.9% - We Are Robin
- 17.1% - Martian Manhunter
- 17.8% - Fables the Wolf Among Us
- 17.9% - Teen Titans
- 18.8% - Sinestro
- 20.5% - Constantine the Hellblazer
- 21.4% - The Omega Men
- 21.9% - Deathstroke
- 22.9% - Justice League 3001
- 23.0% - Gotham Academy
- 23.9% - Earth 2 Society
- 23.9% - Secret Six
- 26.7% - Robin, Son of Batman
- 28.7% - Midnighter
- 29.1% - New Suicide Squad
- 30.6% - Starfire
- 35.0% - Catwoman
- 36.4% - Doctor Fate
- 38.7% - Titans Hunt
- 39.0% - Batman Beyond
- 42.3% - Black Canary
- 42.7% - DC Comics Bombshells
- 42.9% - Cyborg
- 44.0% - Superman: Lois & Clark
- 54.4% - Clean Room
- 62.6% - Art Ops
- 65.8% - Survivors' Club


1 year comparisons
===================

+  9.7% - Teen Titans Go!
- 10.9% - Astro City
- 23.9% - Harley Quinn
- 28.3% - Superman/Wonder Woman
- 29.1% - Superman
- 34.1% - Batman
- 34.5% - Wonder Woman
- 34.9% - Fables the Wolf Among Us
- 38.1% - Suiciders


2 year comparisons
===================

+ 30.8% - Batman Beyond
+ 12.5% - Teen Titans Go!
+  7.9% - Swamp Thing
+  5.2% - Scooby-Doo Where Are You?
-  0.8% - Superman
-  1.8% - Flash
-  5.9% - Wonder Woman
-  8.8% - Batman
-  9.2% - Red Hood/Arsenal (Red Hood & the Outlaws)
- 10.2% - Green Arrow
- 10.4% - Batgirl
- 12.0% - Constantine
- 14.5% - Teen Titans
- 17.7% - Action Comics
- 23.0% - Detective Comics
- 23.2% - Harley Quinn
- 24.6% - Green Lantern
- 27.0% - Green Lantern Corps
- 27.2% - Astro City
- 33.2% - Aquaman
- 33.2% - Injustice
- 38.2% - Batman/Superman
- 38.2% - Superman/Wonder Woman
- 49.7% - Earth 2
- 56.6% - Justice League 3001 (JL3K)
- 57.5% - Catwoman
- 61.7% - Sinestro
 

5 year comparisons
===================

+ 80.1% - Batman
+ 72.5% - Constantine (Hellblazer)
+ 21.3% - Batman/Superman (Superman/Batman)
+ 19.1% - Batgirl
+  7.6% - Detective Comics
+  6.4% - Scooby-Doo Where Are You?
-  3.9% - Superman
-  3.9% - Wonder Woman
- 12.7% - Teen Titans
- 35.2% - Green Arrow
- 35.8% - Flash
- 36.9% - Secret Six
- 55.9% - Action Comics
- 56.6% - Green Lantern
- 67.7% - Green Lantern Corps


10 year comparisons
===================

+136.4% - Swamp Thing
+ 39.8% - Batman
+ 14.4% - Constantine (Hellblazer)
+ 12.2% - Scooby-Doo
+  6.1% - Lucifer
- 18.0% - Teen Titans Go!
- 29.1% - Robin
- 36.7% - Detective Comics
- 40.9% - Grayson (Nightwing)
- 41.2% - Green Arrow
- 41.5% - Aquaman
- 48.1% - Superman
- 54.5% - Catwoman
- 75.6% - Teen Titans

Sales Indices
=============

DCU: Average: 30,003. Median: 21,974. No.: 54. Total: 1,620,155

4.8 - Dark Knight III
3.4 - Batman
2.5 - Harley Quinn & Suicide Squad April Fool's Special
2.4 - Justice League
2.2 - Batman/TMNT
2.0 - Justice League Darkseid War Special
1.8 - Harley Quinn
1.8 - Harley Quinn & Her Gang of Harleys
1.4 - Detective Comics
1.4 - Harley's Little Black Book
1.3 - Superman
1.2 - Flash
1.2 - Batgirl (50)
1.1 - Batman/Superman
1.1 - Green Lantern
1.1 - Action Comics
1.0 - Wonder Woman
1.0 - Superman/Wonder Woman
0.9 - Grayson
0.9 - Robin, Son of Batman
0.8 - Superman American Alien
0.8 - Deathstroke
0.8 - Superman Coming of the Supermen
0.8 - New Suicide Squad
0.8 - Batgirl (51)
0.8 - Poison Ivy Circle of Life
0.7 - Teen Titans
0.7 - Aquaman
0.7 - Green Arrow
0.7 - Superman Lois & Clark
0.7 - Starfire
0.7 - Titans Hunt
0.7 - Red Hood/Arsenal
0.6 - Green Lantern Corps Edge of Oblivion
0.6 - Swamp Thing
0.6 - Sinestro
0.6 - Batman Beyond
0.6 - Earth 2 Society
0.6 - We Are Robin
0.5 - Constantine The Hellblazer
0.5 - Martian Manhunter
0.5 - Cyborg
0.5 - Bloodlines
0.4 - Suicide Squad Most Wanted 
0.4 - Catwoman
0.4 - Black Canary (10)
0.4 - Gotham Academy
0.4 - Legends of Tomorrow
0.4 - Black Canary (11)
0.4 - Secret Six
0.4 - Justice League 3001
0.3 - Midnighter
0.3 - Doctor Fate
0.3 - The Omega Men


Vertigo: Average: 5,649**. Median: 4,815**. No.: 15. Total: 84,736**

2.0 - Lucifer
1.8 - Astro City
1.2 - Clean Room
1.1 - Suiciders: HelL.A.
1.0 - Sheriff of Babylon
1.0 - Fables the Wolf Among Us
0.9 - Jacked
0.9 - Unfollow
0.8 - Dark & Bloody
0.8 - Art Ops
0.8 - Survivors' Club
0.8 - Red Thorn **
0.7 - New Romancer **
0.7 - Last Gang in Town **
0.7 - Slash & Burn **


Digital First & Other: Average: 11,521. Median: 12,888. No.: 9. Total: 103,691

1.6 - DC Comics Bombshells
1.4 - Legend of Wonder Woman
1.2 - Injustice Year Five (7)
1.2 - Injustice Year Five (8)
1.1 - Wonder Woman 77 Special
1.0 - Batman '66 Meets The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
0.8 - Teen Titans Go!
0.4 - Scooby-Doo Where Are You?
0.2 - Looney Tunes

The Fine Print (Disclaimers, et cetera)

The numbers above are estimates for comic-book sales in the North American direct market, as calculated by ICv2.com according to the chart and index information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors.

ICv2.com’s estimates are somewhat lower than the actual numbers, but they are consistent from month to month, so the trends they show are fairly accurate. Since it’s a “month-to-month” column, the comments, unless otherwise noted, are on the most recent month.

Bear in mind that the figures measure sales of physical comics to retailers, not customers. Also, these numbers do not include sales to bookstores, newsstands, other mass-market retail chains or the United Kingdom. Re-orders are included, so long as they either reached stores in a book’s initial calendar month of release or were strong enough to make the chart again in a subsequent month. Keep in mind that sales for some titles may include incentives to acquire variants and not every unit sold is necessarily even intended to be sold to a customer.

If additional copies of an issue did appear on the chart after a book’s initial calendar month of release, you can see the total number of copies sold in brackets behind those issues (e.g. “[36,599]”). Likewise, any lower numbers due to returns or other factors returns will also be reflected in the brackets. Should more than one issue have shipped in a month which is relevant for one of the long-term comparisons, the average between them will be used.

Titles which are returnable have their numbers artificially adjusted down by Diamond. To make up for that this column increases the reported numbers for those titles by 10%. Which is likely also wrong, but it’s a different and likely less wrong kind of wrong, and experience has shown that this leads to sales figures which are more consistent.

Titles released under the All-Ages line and magazines, such as Mad, mostly sell through channels other than the direct market, so direct-market sales don’t tell us much about their performance. For most Vertigo titles, collection sales tend to be a significant factor, so the numbers for those books should be taken with a grain of salt as well. To learn (a little) more about Vertigo’s collection sales, go right here.

Please keep in mind that raw sales numbers do not tell us about how profitable a book is for a publisher or for the creators.

Above all, do not allow sales numbers to dictate your purchasing and enjoyment of a particular comic. If you enjoy reading a comic series then go right on buying and reading that comic, no matter what the sales figures say.

** Two asterisks after a given month in the average charts mean that one or more periodical release did not make the Top 300 chart in that month. In those cases, it’s assumed that said releases sold either as many units as the No. 300 comic on the chart for that month or what the sales of the previous issue of the series were—whichever is lower—for the purposes of the chart, although its actual sales are likely to be less than that.

Opinions expressed in this column are mine alone, and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer, Heidi MacDonald or anyone at The Comics Beat, the Association for Professional Basketball Research, or my former neighbor’s dog Miles.

The author of this column does weekly snapshots of Amazon comic sales charts at http://yetanothercomicsblog.blogspot.com/ and tweets about comics and related subjects on Twitter at @davereadscomics (PM me there is you need to contact me).

As always, we welcome your comments and corrections below. Please try to keep things civilized.

Comments

  1. Skottie says

    DC should just call itself “Bloodlines Comics” to better reflect where its priorities are (spoiler: stuck in 1993).

  2. Marzt says

    Survivors’ Club and Last Gang in Town ended last week.

    Slash & Burn, by virtue of Vertigo’s lowest-selling title for April 2016, ended that month.

  3. Steve says

    Seriously — are trade sales of Doctor Fate what keeps that book going? Paul — come back to the Legion!

  4. Nathan Aaron says

    I’m curious why Midnighter and Martian Manhunter, both great books that are being cancelled, are being kicked to the curb while Doctor Fate, selling worse than both of those, is apparently continuing post Rebirth? Makes no sense. Maybe you’re right, Steve, and it’s trades sell well?

  5. Glenn Simpson says

    RE: Green Lantern: Edge of Oblivion – I am still for about the 3rd month wondering why the numbers for GL: Lost Army are not included in the past counts.

    As for Bloodlines, I remain convinced that DC has to do things with titles every once in a while for some reason in the family of trademarks/copyrights. There are too many times when older names get thrown out for no reason. Like “Star-Spangled Comics featuring G.I.Zombie” – why not just “G.I.Zombie”?

  6. Sean says

    FYI, OMEGA MEN was always intended to be a 12 issue series. They axed it about halfway thru due to poor sales – it being a limited series was part of the online outburst/petition that ended up changing DC’s mind and resumed the series to its natural end, which was last week I believe.

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