by Xavier Lancel

julymarvelsalesWelcome to a new analysis of the Marvel sales. Reminder: I’m French, so that’s why I’m talking funny. Please address your complaints to my « $5 for a coffee?! That’s the price of a meal in Prague! » country.

Civil War II is here and is invading more than half of Marvel titles. You can’t escape it! While some of the title launches focusing on individual characters launches have worked quite nicely (DD, Punisher, Moon Knight, Dr Strange, Black Panther), other books have seen brighter days. Iron Man doesn’t seem able to sustain two ongoing series, the Inhumans line is still pretty weak, the Guardians one is a cemetery, and proposing more than one series on Squadron Supreme characters proved to be a disaster sales-wise.

Ongoings featuring female characters leads are struggling (aside from Thor, which is still doing strongly). There is huge competition among them as customers are probably not rich enough to try all of them.

Inhumans and X-Men lines are gonna be remodeled soon. After that, whose turn will it be? Marvel can be happy– its readers seem to have no opposition to spending 10$ per month to only follow the core Civil War event series. I can’t imagine how much money you’d need to spend if you really want to understand everything that’s going on…

Reminder: those sales are estimates, sales to comics shops situed in North America. American comics do get sold somewhere else in their original floppy edition. Keep also in mind that it’s not because a copy is sold to a shop that it’s sold to a customer. This would be way too easy. Digital sales are not taken into account.

Many thanks to Milton Griepp and ICv2.com for the permission to use their figures. Also thanks to the Comics Zone shop in Lyon (my city in France!) for its help.


 
COLOR YOUR OWN YOUNG MARVEL: 6,653   [+701]
120p, $10, cents per page: 8.3

This is the new goldmine. It keeps selling in its second month out.

 

3- 7-CIVIL WAR 2 LTD ($5)

05/16  Civil War II #0 -  183,979                  
06/16  Civil War II #1 -  381,737(+107.5%) 
06/16  Civil War II #2 -  148,403   (-61.1%)  
07/16  Civil War II #3 -  176,876   (+19.2%)
07/16  Civil War II #4 -  126,865   (-28.3%)

Why the jump for issue#3 you ask ? Well, a « major » character death happened in it and, apparently, retailers reacted strongly to it. Old tricks still do the trick, it seems. From what I have seen of this death, it doesn’t make any sense and seems to have been done mostly for shock value. Oh, please, don’t be shocked by this painful revelation! :p

 

23- STAR WARS

01/15 Star Wars  #1 -  1,070,137                    
02/15 Star Wars  #2 -	   212,089  (-80.0%)
03/15 Star Wars  #3 -	   175,579  (-17.2%)
04/15 Star Wars  #4 -	   203,817  (+16.1%)
05/15 Star Wars  #5 -	   146,850  (-27.9%)
06/15 Star Wars  #6 -	   152,652  (+ 4.0%)
07/15 Star Wars  #7 -	   160,000  (+ 1.0%)
08/15 Star Wars  #8 -	   145,066  (-  9.3%)
09/15 Star Wars  #9 -	   135,817  (-  6.4%)
10/15 Star Wars #10 -    134,613  (-  0.9%)
11/15 Star Wars #11 -	   126,780  (-  5.8%)
11/15 Star Wars #12 -	   123,133  (-  2.9%)
12/15 Star Wars #13 - 	   139,918  (+13.6%)   (Vader Down)
01/16 Star Wars #14 - 	   118,471  (- 15.3%)
01/16 Star Wars #15 -     107,858  (-  9.0%)
02/16 Star Wars #16-	   110,407  (+ 2.4%)
03/16 Star Wars #17-	   107,058  (-  3.0%)
04/16 Star Wars #18-	     98,880  (-  7.6%)
05/16 Star Wars #19-	     95,156  (-  3.8%)
06/16 Star Wars #20-       96,047   (+ 0.9%)
07/16 Star Wars #21-       90,863   (-5.4%)

Since issue #2: -57.2%
STAR WARS TPB VOL.1: 36,722  [+535]
Average +%TPB sales issues 1-6: +20.9%
STAR WARS TPB VOL.2:  11,372 
Average +% TPB Sales issues #7-12: +8.4%

Any other MU title is still far away.

26- STAR WARS HAN SOLO

06/16 SW Han Solo  #1  -  152,596   
07/16 SW Han Solo  #2  -    83,738    (-45.1%) 

Will fall behind Darth Vader pretty soon.

 

30- DARTH VADER

02/15 Darth Vader #1 -  304,373                     
02/15 Darth Vader #2 -  125,466  (-58.8%)
03/15 Darth Vader #3 -  126,278  (+ 0.6%)    
04/15 Darth Vader #4 -  136,451  (+ 8.1%)    
05/15 Darth Vader #5 -  113,025  (-17.2%)
06/15 Darth Vader #6 -  107,739  (- 4.7%)
07/15 Darth Vader #7 -  114,349  (+ 6.1%)
08/15 Darth Vader #8 -    98,994  (-13.4%)
09/15 Darth Vader #9 -  100,235  (+ 1.3%)
10/15 Darth Vader#10-    94,372  (-  5.8%)
10/15 Darth Vader#11-    92,866  (-  1.6%)
11/15 Darth Vader#12-    90,077  (-  3.0%)
11/15 Darth Vader#13-   113,448 (+25.9%)  (Vader Down)
12/15 Darth Vader#14-     97,457 (-14,1%)   (Vader Down)
01/16 Darth Vader#15-     98,405 (+ 1.0%)   (Vader Down)
02/16 Darth Vader#16-     81,147  (-17.5%)
03/16 Darth Vader#17-     80,269  (-  1.1%)
03/16 Darth Vader#18-     77,942  (-  2.9%)
04/16 Darth Vader#19-     76,965  (-  1.3%)
05/16 Darth Vader#20-     86,641  (+12.6%)
06/16 Darth Vader#21-     79,065  (-  8.7%)
06/16 Darth Vader#22-     77,610  (-  1.8%)
07/16 Darth Vader#23-     77,430  (-  0.2%)

Since issue #2: -38.1%
DARTH VADER TP VOL.1:  29,344  [+845]
Average +% TPB Sales issues #1-6: +23.4%
DARTH VADER TP VOL.2:  13,741 [+487]
Average +% TPB Sales issues #7-12: +14.6%

Only two more issues. Yeah, right, color me stupid. Meanwhile, the trades still sell like crazy.

36- 195- 211-BLACK PANTHER

04/16-  Black Panther  #1  -  286,755                [+9,722]            
05/16	Black Panther   #2  -  102,366                [+8,699]
06/16   Black Panther   #3  -    75,037  (-26.7%)
07/16   Black Panther   #4  -    72,302  (-  3.6%)

Since issue #2: -29.4%

An amazing launch, with issues #1 and #2 reorders and a very small loss of readers so far. Expect a second ongoing series pretty soon, à la Doctor Strange. A major success.

40- 88- 216-CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS

05/16  Cap America SR #1  -140,222                 [+27,445]   
06/16  Cap America SR #2  -  74,884                   [+8,468]
07/16  Cap America SR #3  -  65,455  (-12.6%)   

This new series starring the old (who became young again) Steve Rogers is doing wonders with noticeable reorder activity on both the first and second issues. Ever noticed how Carol, Steve and Tony all have blue eyes ?

 41- DEADPOOL MERCS FOR MONEY 

02/16  Deadpool Mercs for Money Ltd #1 of 5  -  90,186     
03/16  Deadpool Mercs for Money Ltd #2 of 5  -  52,331  (-42.0%)  
04/16  Deadpool Mercs for Money Ltd #3 of 5  -  47,185  (-  9.8%)    
05/16  Deadpool Mercs for Money Ltd #4 of 5  -  43,104  (-  8.6%)
06/16  Deadpool Mercs for Money Ltd #5 of 5  -  38,694  (-10.2%)
07/16  Deadpool Mercs for Money  #1 -  65,339

That’s not a very enthusiastic reaction to this one turning into an ongoing, despite many variant covers. Perhaps Marvel has reached its limit on Deadpool. Issue #2 sales level will provide answers soon.

42- DEADPOOL

11/12  Deadpool #2 -  76,445 
...
03/14  Deadpool #25 -  48,775  (+ 18.6%)(Now)
... 
10/14  Deadpool #36 -  46,600  (+  7.0%)(Axis)
...
03/15  Deadpool #44 -  39,716  (- 11.5%)
04/15  Deadpool #45 -  96.897  (+144.0%)

11/15	Deadpool  #1 -  268,392                   [+6,587]    
11/15	Deadpool  #2 -   92,008  (-65.7%) 
12/15   Deadpool #3 -    72,357  (-21.4%)   
12/15	Deadpool  #4 -   63,149  (-22.7%) 
01/16  Deadpool  #5 -    59,645  (-  5.5%)
01/16  Deadpool  #6 -    59.006  (-  1.1%)
02/16  Deadpool  #7 -    88,264  (+49.6%)
03/16  Deadpool  #8 -    72,706  (-17.6%)
04/16  Deadpool  #9 -    57,798  (-20.5%)
04/16  Deadpool #10-    64,509  (+11.6%)
05/16  Deadpool #11-    62,900  (-  2.5%)
05/16  Deadpool #12-    57,805  (-  8.1%)
06/16  Deadpool #13-    78,536  (+35.9%)
06/16  Deadpool #14-    63,334  (-19.4%)  (CV2)
07/16  Deadpool #15-    62,108  (-  1.9%)  (CV2)

Since issue#2 : - 32.5%

When you are already that popular, being a Civil War II tie-in doesn’t really change things.

43-SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL

01/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #1  -  172,170                          
02/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #2  -    80,512  (-53.2%)
03/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #3  -    73,238   (-  9.0%) 
04/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #4  -    64,931   (-11.3%)
05/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #5  -    63,821   (-  1.7%)
06/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #6  -    64,630   (+  1.3%)
07/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #7  -    62,060   (-  4.0%)

Since issue #2: -22.9%

48 copies behind Deadpool, but Deadpool is a Civil War II tie-in so competition is not over yet.

44- STAR WARS POE DAMERON

04/16-  SW Poe Dameron Ltd  #1  -  175,322    
05/16   SW Poe Dameron Ltd  #2  -    68,922   (-60.7%) 
06/16   SW Poe Dameron Ltd  #3  -    60,889   (-11.7%)
07/16   SW Poe Dameron Ltd  #4  -    57,712   (-  5.2%)

Since issue #2: -16.3%   

Slowing down.

45- 49- OLD MAN  LOGAN 

05/15 Old Man Logan Ltd #1 -	122,702          
06/15 Old Man Logan Ltd #2 -	 78,426  (-36.1%)
07/15 Old Man Logan Ltd #3 -	 67,482  (-14.0%)
08/15 Old Man Logan Ltd #4 -	 69,122  (+ 2.4%)
09/15 ---
10/15 Old Man Logan Ltd #5 -	 62,716  (-  9.3%)
11/15 ---
12/15 ---
01/16 Old Man Logan  #1  -  104,362 
02/16 Old Man Logan  #2  -    63,932  (-38.7%) 
03/16 Old Man Logan  #3  -    58,855  (-  7.9%)   
04/16 Old Man Logan  #4  -    59,174  (+ 0.5%) 
04/16 Old Man Logan  #5  -	  58,870  (-  0.5%)     
05/16 Old Man Logan  #6  -    52,761  (-10.4%)
06/16 Old Man Logan  #7  -    51,926  (-  1.6%)
07/16 Old Man Logan  #8  -    55,311  (+  6.5%) 
07/16 Old Man Logan  #9  -    49,804  (-10.0%)  

Since issue #2: -22.1%

Still in paradise, sales-wise.

 
OLD MAN LOGAN VOL.1 : 4,173
128p, $17, cents per page: 13.2
Average +% TPB Sales issues #1-4: +7.1%

The first volume of the ongoing is out and is performing quite well, with strong trade paperback sales. A winner on all sides!

 

46- SPIDER-MAN

02/16  Spider-Man  #1  -  99,951 
03/16  Spider-Man  #2  -  60,627  (-39.3%) 
04/16  Spider-Man  #3  -  59,789  (-  1.4%)
05/16  Spider-Man  #4  -  49,167  (-17.8%)
06/16  Spider-Man  #5  -  47,025  (-  4.4%)
07/16  Spider-Man  #6  -  52,731  (+12.1%)                (CV 2)

Since issue #2: -13.0%             

Nice gain from Civil War II, especially since it’s all from Civil War II, since there was no variant at all for this issue.

47- CIVIL WAR II AMAZING SPIDER-MAN LTD

06/16 CV II Amazing Spider-Man  #1  -  72,556  
07/16 CV II Amazing Spider-Man  #2  -  52,458  (-27.7%)          

It’s prediction day and someone will turn traitor. Sales are quite strong on this one.

48- DEADPOOL VS GAMBIT LTD

06/16 Deadpool VS Gambit Ltd  #1  -  65,773 
07/16 Deadpool VS Gambit Ltd #2  -   49,815 (-24.3%)      

Deadpool mini business as usual.

50- INVINCIBLE IRON MAN

03/14  Ir. Man #23.NOW  - 43,912  (  51.3%)
...
06/14  Iron Man v6 #28  - 28,027  (  -0.9%)
11/14  Sup. Iron Man #1 - 83,994  ( 199.7%)
11/14  Sup. Iron Man #2 - 42,621  ( -49.3%)
12/14  Sup. Iron Man #3 - 38,806  (  -9.0%)
01/15  Sup. Iron Man #4 – 38,515  (  -0,7%)
02/15  Sup. Iron Man #5 – 35,094  (  -8.9%)
03/15  Sup. Iron Man #6 – 37,113  (  +5.8%)
04/15  Sup. Iron Man #7 – 34,440  (  -7.2%)
05/15  Sup. Iron Man #8 – 32,006  (  -7.3%)
06/15  Sup. Iron Man #9 – 33,989  (  +6.2%)
...
10/15 Invincible Iron Man  #1 -  279,514  
10/15 Invincible Iron Man  #2 -    66,664  (-76.2%)         
11/15 Invincible Iron Man  #3 -    59,069  (-11.4%)
12/15 Invincible Iron Man  #4 -    57,639  (-  2.4%)
01/16 Invincible Iron Man  #5 -    49,225  (-14.6%)
02/16 Invincible Iron Man  #6 -    63,234 (+28.5%)  (War Machines)
03/16 Invincible Iron Man  #7 -    51,748 (-18.2%)   (War Machines)
04/16 Invincible Iron Man  #8 -    46,520 (-10.1%)   (War Machines)
05/16 Invincible Iron Man  #9 -    49,334  (+6.0%)   (CV2)
06/16 Invincible Iron Man #10-    49,141  (- 0.4%)   (CV2)
07/16 Invincible Iron Man #11-    49,439   (+0.6%)  (CV2)

Since issue #2: -25.8%

Once again, Tony Stark is at the center of attention. You have to be impressed with how steady those sales are since Civil War II took over. On the other hand, International Iron Man is taking a plunge…

51- STAR WARS FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION LTD 

06/16 SW Force Awakens  #1  -  79,626 
07/16 SW Force Awakens  #2  -  49,423 (-37.9%)          

Soon to be adapted in cereal form.

 52- MIGHTY THOR 
  
12/12  Thor v5 #1   - 110,443
...
02/14  Thor #19.Now–  42.034  ( 10.1%)
...
09/14  Thor v5 #25 –  53,047  (  38.4%)
10/14  Thor v6 #1  – 150,862  ( 184.4%)
11/14  Thor v6 #2  –   89,131  ( -40.9%)
12/14  Thor v6 #3  –   72,563  ( -18.6%)
01/15  Thor v6 #4  -   69,497  ( -4.2%)
02/15  Thor v6 #5  -   69,513  ( +0.0%)
03/15  Thor v6 #6  -   70,569  ( +1.5%)
04/15  Thor v6 #7  -   71,372  ( +1.1%)
05/15  Thor v6 #8  -   86,222  (+20.1%)
...
11/15	Mighty Thor  #1 -  112,053        
12/15	Mighty Thor  #2 -    70,331  (-37.2%)
01/16  Mighty Thor   #3 -    60,345  (-14.2%)
02/16  Mighty Thor   #4 -    56,568  (-  6.3%)
03/16  Mighty Thor   #5 -    54,568  (-  3.5%)
04/16  Mighty Thor   #6 -    52,538  (-  3.7%)
05/16  Mighty Thor   #7 -    47,425  (-  9.7%)
06/16  Mighty Thor   #8 -    51,300  (+  8.2%)
07/16  Mighty Thor   #9 -    48,712  (-  5.0%)

Since issue #2: -30.7%

It will be interesting to see how the new Thor behaves next to the old one returning in his own title. Two ongoing Thor titles at the same time– three if you count Loki– this could be quite a success for Marvel if it lasts.

53- EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN

11/15	Extraordinary X-Men  #1 - 133,716   
11/15	Extraordinary X-Men  #2 -   64,595  (-51.7%)  
12/15	Extraordinary X-Men  #3 -   56,100  (-13.2%)
12/15  Extraordinary X-Men   #4 -   49,079  (-12.5%)
01/16  Extraordinary X-Men   #5 -   47,404  (-  3.4%)
01/16  Extraordinary X-Men   #6 -   47,572  (+ 0.4%)
02/16  Extraordinary X-Men   #7 -   47,219  ( -  0.7%)
03/16  Extraordinary X-Men   #8 -   62,576  (+32.5%)   (Apocalypse Wars)
04/16  Extraordinary X-Men   #9 -   51,322  (- 20.0%)   (Apocalypse Wars)
05/16  Extraordinary X-Men  #10-   50,015  (-  2.5%)    (Apocalypse Wars)
06/16  Extraordinary X-Men  #11-   45,532  (-  9.0%)    (Apocalypse Wars)
07/16  Extraordinary X-Men  #12-   48,609  (+ 6.8%)    (Apoclaypse Wars)

Since issue #2 : -24.7%

Even the conclusion to this event is multi-parts!

54- CIVIL WAR II KINGPIN LTD ($5)

07/16 CV II Kingpin Ltd  #1  -  48,289           

It seems that the big debate around Civil War II is this: should we stop people before they do something bad if we think they will commit the crime? I’m not sure I’m comfortable with a mainstream superhero comic playing with this kind of fascistic idea, especially in the current situation we find ourselves in. This is especially the case given a lot of comics readers are not accepting of diversity, be it cultural or physical.

55- UNCANNY X-MEN

01/16-  Uncanny X-Men  #1  -   93,252    
01/16   Uncanny X-Men  #2  -   55,804  (-40.2%)     
02/16   Uncanny X-Men  #3  -   50,382   (- 9.7%)
03/16  Uncanny X-Men  #4 -     46,105  (- 8.5%)
03/16  Uncanny X-Men  #5 -     45,887  (- 0.5%)
04/16  Uncanny X-Men  #6 -     57,434  (+25.1%)   (Apocalypse War)
05/16  Uncanny X-Men  #7 -     50,936  (-11.3%)    (Apocalypse War)
06/16  Uncanny X-Men  #8 -     45,409  (-10.9%)    (Apocalypse War)
06/16  Uncanny X-Men  #9 -     44,617  (-  1.7%)    (Apocalypse War)
07/16  Uncanny X-Men #10-     48,025  (+ 7.6%)   (Apocalypse War)

Since issue #2: -13.9%

You know the song, part 20 or something….

56- PUNISHER

05/16  Punisher  #1  -  110,726     
06/16  Punisher  #2  -    47,524     (-57.1%) 
07/16  Punisher  #3  -    46,534     (-  2.1%)

Since issue #2 : -2.1%

A very good sign, especially since there are no variants on this issue.

 57- ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS 

11/15	ANAD Avengers  #1 -  128,570 
12/15	ANAD Avengers  #2 -    67,154  (-47.8%)    
01/16	ANAD Avengers  #3 -    57,584  (-14.3%)
01/16	ANAD Avengers  #4 -    57,114  (-  0.8%) 
02/16  ANAD Avengers  #5 -     51,740  (-  9.4%)
02/16  ANAD Avengers  #6 -     48,022  (-  7.2%)
03/16  ANAD Avengers  #7 -     52,631  (+ 9.6%)  (Stand Off)
04/16  ANAD Avengers  #8 -     51,925  (-  1.3%)  (Stand Off)
05/16  ANAD Avengers  #9 -     52,296  (+ 0.7%)
06/16  ANAD Avengers#10 -     44,965  (-14.0%)
06/16  ANAD Avengers#11 -     42,788  (-  4.8%)
07/16  ANAD Avengers#12 -     46,313  (+ 8.2%)

Since issue #2 : - 31.0%

Either it was labelled late as a Civil War II tie-in or there was a Civil War (or even DC Rebirth) effect on most of the big Marvel titles, be they Civil War II crossover or not, making their sales rise.

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58- UNCANNY AVENGERS

03/14  U Avengers #18.NOW   -  63,516  ( 19.4%)
...
10/14  Uncanny Avengers #25 –  53,263  (  7.7%)
10/14  Aven & X-Men Axis #1 – 138,966  (180.9%)
...
12/14  Aven & X-Men Axis #9 –  69,518  (  0.1%)
01/15  Uncanny Avengers v2 #1 – 74,849 
02/15  Uncanny Avengers v2 #2 – 51,339 (-31.4%)
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04/15  Uncanny Avengers v2 #3 – 50,595 (-1.4%)
05/15  Uncanny Avengers v2 #4 – 46,682 (-7.7%)
06/15  Uncanny Avengers v2 #5 – 43,417 (-7.0%)

10/15 Uncanny Avengers  #1 - 105,234
11/15 Uncanny Avengers  #2 -   55,008 (-47.3%)
12/15 Uncanny Avengers  #3 -   53,216 (-  3.3%)
01/16 Uncanny Avengers  #4 -   47,172 (-11.4%)
02/16 Uncanny Avengers  #5 -   43,618  (- 7.5%)
03/16 Uncanny Avengers  #6 -   41,567  (- 4.7%)
03/16 Uncanny Avengers  #7 -   47,135 (+13.4%)  (Stand Off)
04/16 Uncanny Avengers  #8 -   45,659  (-  3.1%)  (Stand Off)
05/16 Uncanny Avengers  #9 -   40,025  (-12.3%)
06/16 Uncanny Avengers #10-   38,614  (-  3.5%)
07/16 Uncanny Avengers #11-   45,452  (+17.7%)

Since issue #2 : -  29.8%

Okay, be prepared for a shock. This is not, -I repeat NOT- a Civil War II tie-in. At least not in the sollicatition text, because retailers reacted as if it was.

60- CIVIL WAR II X-MEN LTD

06/16 CV II X-Men  #1  -  68,470 
07/16 CV II X-Men  #2  -  44,960   (-34.3%)  

Seeing how many people can predict the future in the MU, you have to wonder why the core of Civil War II is so focused on an inhuman appearing with this ability.

 

62- DAREDEVIL
 
02/14  Daredevil v3 #36 – 31,494  ( -1.8%)
03/14  Daredevil v4 #1  - 76,006  (141.3%)
04/14  Daredevil v4 #2  - 42,811  (-11.7%)
...
09/15  Daredevil v4 #18 -  29,945  (+ 0.1%)
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12/15 Daredevil  #1 -  84,500
12/15 Daredevil  #2 -  49,758  (-41.1%)
01/16 Daredevil  #3 -  45,885  (-  7.8%)
02/16 Daredevil  #4 -  43,741  ( - 4.7%)
03/16  Daredevil  #5 - 44,868  (+  2.6%)
04/16  Daredevil  #6 - 48,745  (+  8.6%)
05/16  Daredevil  #7 - 43,704  (-10.3%)
06/16  Daredevil  #8 - 41,172  (-  5.8%)
07/16  Daredevil  #9 - 43,009  (+  4.4%)

Since issue #2 : - 13.6%

Spider-Man is guest starring but come on, that’s no reason for a bump. Another major success of the new line: that’s the title who kept the most readers from its debut.

63- ALL NEW X-MEN 

11/12  All-New X-Men #2  - 100,983  
...
01/14  All-New #22.NOW   -  76,565  (+21.8%)
...
08/14  All-New X-Men #30 -  54,882  ( -6.7%)
08/14  All-New X-Men #31 -  58,535  (  6.7%)
09/14  All-New X-Men #32 -  54,654  ( -6.6%)
10/14  All-New X-Men #33 -  60,032  (  9.8%)
11/14  ---
12/14  All-New X-Men #34 -  57,569  ( -4.1%)
01/15  All-New X-Men #35 -  51,823  (-10.0%)
02/15  All-New X-Men #36 -  49,464  ( -4.6%)
02/15  All-New X-Men #38 -  58,037  (+17.3%) B. Vortex
03/15  All-New X-Men #37 -  48,140  (-17.1%)
03/15  All-New X-Men #39 -  58,490  (+ 0.8%) B. vortex
04/15  All-New X-Men #40 -  57,797  (- 1.2%)
05/15  --
06/15  All-New X-Men #41 -  48,937  (-15.3%)

12/15 All New X-Men  #1 -  81,342
12/15 All New X-Men  #2 -  56,168  (-30.9%) 
01/16 All New X-Men  #3 -  50,557  (-10.0%)
02/16 All New X-Men  #4 -  50,160  (-  0.8%)
02/16 All New X-Men  #5 -  42,402  (-15.5%)
03/16 All New X-Men  #6 -  41,061  (-  3.2%)
03/16 All New X-Men  #7 -  40,346  (-  1.7%)
04/16 All New X-Men  #8 -  39,942  (-  1.0%)
05/16 All New X-Men  #9 -  51,549  (+29.1%)(Apocalypse Wars)
06/16 All New X-Men #10-  39,978  (-22.4%) (Apocalypse Wars)
07/16 All New X-Men #11-  42,883  (+ 7.3%) (Apocalypse Wars)

Since issue #2 : - 23.7%    

Many people came back to discover the conclusion to this quite long event. Hey, money is short!

64- MOON KNIGHT 

04/16-  Moon Knight  #1  -  65,388                   
05/16   Moon Knight  #2  -  41,147   (-45.7%)       
06/16   Moon Knight  #3  -  40,752   (-  1.0%)
07/16   Moon Knight  #4  -  40,012   (-  1.8%)

Since issue #2: - 2.8%

Incredible behavior, with the aid of no variant covers. It’s nice to see so many « secondary » Marvel characters shining again (Black Panther, Moon Knight, Dr Strange).

65-AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

04/14  Amazing v3 #1  - 532,586  ( 293.1%)
05/14  Amazing v3 #2  - 123,945  ( -76.7%)
...
04/15  Amazing v3 #17 -     99,964  ( +8.3%)
05/15  Amazing v3 #18 -	88,338  (-11.6%)
...
10/15 Amazing Spider-Man  #1 -  265,073                  
10/15 Amazing Spider-Man  #2 -  111,322   (-58.0%)    
11/15 Amazing Spider-Man  #3 -   93,848    (-15.7%)
12/15 Amazing Spider-Man  #4 -   82,066    (-22.6%)
12/15 Amazing Spider-Man  #5 -   79,122    (- 3.6%)
01/16 Amazing Spider-Man  #6 -   76,517    (- 3.3%)
02/16 Amazing Spider-Man  #7 -   75,357    (- 1.5%)
02/16 Amazing Spider-Man  #8 -   71,599    (- 5.0%)
03/16 Amazing Spider-Man  #9 -   88,164   (+23.1%)
04/16 Amazing Spider-Man#10 -   73,643   (- 16.5%)
04/16 Amazing Spider-Man#11 -   67,446   (-   8.4%)
05/16 Amazing Spider-Man#12 -   74,963   (+11.1%)
06/16 Amazing Spider-Man#13 -   65,519   (-12.6%)
06/16 Amazing Spider-Man#14 -   65,646   (+  0.2%)
07/16 ---

12/15 Amazing Spider-Man  #1.1 -  66,092
12/15 Amazing Spider-Man  #1.2 -  56,674  (-14.2%)
01/16 ---
02/16 Amazing Spider-Man  #1.3 -  47,892  (-15.5%)
03/16 Amazing Spider-Man  #1.4 -  44,160  (-  7.8%)
04/16 ---
05/16 Amazing Spider-Man  #1.5 - 41,907  (-  5.1%)
06/16 ---
07/16 Amazing Spider-Man  #1.6 - 39,624 (-  5.5%) 

Since #2: -41.0%

No new issue of the ongoing title but the 1. issues were not over, just late.

 66- ALL NEW WOLVERINE ($5)

01/14  Wolverine v5 #13 -  31,164 ( -3.4%)
02/14  Wolverine v6 #1  -  88,923 (185.3%)
02/14  Wolverine v6 #2  -  47,339 (-46.8%)
...
08/14  Wolverine v6 #12 -  50,570 (  2.8%)
09/14  Death of Wolv #1 – 261,975 
09/14  Death of Wolv #2 - 129,999 (-50.4%)
10/14  Death of Wolv #3 – 141,567 (  8.9%)
10/14  Death of Wolv #4 -  165,582 ( 17.0%)
11/15  AN Wolverine  #1 -  119,786    
11/15  AN Wolverine  #2 -    55,634  (-53.6%)
12/15  AN Wolverine  #3 -    50,990  (-  8.3%)
01/16  AN Wolverine  #4 -    49,978  (-  2.0%)
02/16  AN Wolverine  #5 -    43,149  (-13.7%)
03/16  AN Wolverine  #6 -    44,668  (+ 3.5%)
04/16  AN Wolverine  #7 -    38,168  (-14.6%)
05/16  AN Wolverine  #8 -    38,242  (+  0.2%)
06/16  AN Wolverine  #9 -    43,545  (+13.9%)  (CV 2)
07/16  AN Wolverine #10-    38,579  (-11.4%)   (CV 2)

Since issue #2 : -  30.6%

Back to its normal sales level.

 

68- GUARDIANS OF GALAXY

03/13 Guardians of Galaxy #1-   211,312
…
04/15  Guardians v3 #26 -  54,124  (-12.4%)
05/15  Guardians v3 #27 -  49,308  (- 8.9%)

07/15 Guardians of Knowhere Ltd #1  -  81,902
...
09/15 Guardians of Knowhere Ltd #4  -  39,523  (-22.4%)

10/15 Guardians of Galaxy  #1 -   118,342
11/15 Guardians of Galaxy  #2 -     51,690   (-56.3%)
12/15 Guardians of Galaxy  #3 -     53,627    (+3.7%)
01/16 Guardians of Galaxy  #4 -     46,215   (-13.8%)
02/16 Guardians of Galaxy  #5 -     40,581   (-12.2%)
03/16 Guardians of Galaxy  #6 -     48,330  (+19.1%)
04/16 Guardians of Galaxy  #7 -     40,213  ( -16.8%)
05/16 Guardians of Galaxy  #8 -     38,404  (-  4.5%)
06/16 Guardians of Galaxy  #9 -     34,542  (-10.1%)
07/16 Guardians of Galaxy #10-     36,614  (+ 6.0%)              END

Since issue #2 :  -29.2 %
GUARDIANS OTG VOL.4 HC: 2,241

Of course, it’s not over, but some people did come back for the fake memorial service.

67- 71-CIVIL WAR II CHOOSING SIDES LTD

06/16 CV II Choosing sides  #1  -  62,876
07/16 CV II Choosing sides  #2  -  38,507   (-38.8%)
07/16 CV II Choosing sides  #3  -  34,644   (-10.0%)

Issue #2 features Tom Foster, also known as Black Goliath! Wasn’t he dead? Well, bringing a secondary character back to life is less rewarding than killing it, saleswise.

70- SPIDER-GWEN

02/15 Spider-Gwen #1 -  278,575 
03/15 Spider-Gwen #2 -  107,070 (-61.6%)
04/15 spider-Gwen #3 -  102,234 (- 4.5%)
05/15 Spider-Gwen #4 -    86,586 (-15.3%)
06/15 Spider-Gwen #5 -    67,697 (-21.8%)
07/15 ---
08/15 ---
09/15 ---
10/15 Spider-Gwen  #1 -  197,103   
11/15 Spider-Gwen  #2 -    62,209  (-68.4%)
12/15 Spider-Gwen  #3 -    54,844  (-11.8%)
01/16 Spider-Gwen  #4 -    48,664  (-11.3%)
02/16 Spider-Gwen  #5 -    43,796  (-10.0%)
03/16 Spider-Gwen  #6 -    46,060  (+ 5.2%)
04/16 Spider-Gwen  #7 -    60,900  (+32.2%)  (Spider-Women)
05/16 Spider-Gwen  #8 -    49,681  (-18.4%)   (Spider-Women)
06/16 Spider-Gwen  #9 -    41,713  (-17,1%)
07/16 Spider-Gwen #10-    35,136  (-15.8%)

06/16 S-G Annual     #1 -    43,766  

Since issue #2 : - 43.5%
SPIDER-GWEN VOL.0: 6,339 
Average +% TPB sales issues 1-5: +6.2%

Despite this huge fall, this will probably be the last remaining female-spider-line title to survive.

73- DAREDEVIL / PUNISHER LTD ($5)

05/16  Daredevil / Punisher  #1  -  42,145    
06/16  Daredevil / Punisher  #2  -  35,374  (-16.1%)   
07/16  Daredevil / Punisher  #3  -  34,269  (-  3.1%)

Working quite well.

74-GWENPOOL

04/16-  Gwenpool  #1  -  100,852  
05/16   Gwenpool  #2  -     38,162    (-62.2%)   
06/16   Gwenpool  #3  -     33,018    (-13.5%)
07/16   Gwenpool  #4  -     33,174    (+ 0.5%)

Since issue #2: -13.1%

Many variant covers for sure, but a nice result. Perhaps I have been a little too hard on this one.

 

76- 80-NEW AVENGERS 

01/13  New Avengers v3 # 1 -  116,280 
...
03/14  N Avengers #16.NOW  -  48,731  (  0.0%)
...
12/14  New Avengers v3 #28 -  39,855  ( -1.4%)
01/15  New Avengers v3 #29 -  41,116  (+3.1%) (SW prelude)
02/15  New Avengers v3 #30 -  42,827  (+4.2%) (SW prelude)
03/15  New Avengers v3 #31 -  44,444  (+3.8%) (SW prelude)
03/15  New Avengers v3 #32 -  40,583  (-8.7%) (SW prelude)
04/15  New Avengers v3 #33 -  55.437 (+36.6%) (Sw prelude) END

10/15 New Avengers  #1 -  71,243
10/15 New Avengers  #2 -  50,455  (-29.8%)
11/15 New Avengers  #3 -  41,630  (-17.5%)
12/15 New Avengers  #4 -  36,669  (-11.9%)
01/16 New Avengers  #5 -  33,010  (-10.0%)
02/16 New Avengers  #6 -  31,188  ( - 5.5%)
02/16 New Avengers  #7 -  30,662  (  -1.7%)   
03/16 New Avengers  #8 -  31,311  ( +2.1%)  (Stand Off)
04/16 New Avengers  #9 -  30,835  (-  1.5%)  (Stand Off)
04/16 New Avengers #10 - 30,102  (-  2.4%) (Stand Off)
05/16 New Avengers #11 - 29,163  (-  3.1%)
06/16 New Avengers #12 - 34,482  (+18.2%) (CV2)
07/16 New Avengers #13 - 32,337  (-  6.2%)  (CV2) 
07/16 New Avengers #14 - 28,603  (-11.5%)  (CV2)

Since issue #2 :  - 43.3%

Already at its lowest level, despite being a Civil War II tie-in.

 

79- CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON 

02/14  Capt AmericaV7 #16.Now – 36,534  (   9.3%)
...
09/14  Captain America v7 #24 – 33,517  (   8.4%)
10/14  Captain America v7 #25 – 74,183  ( 121.3%)
11/14  Captain America v8 #1  –120,500  (  62.4%)
12/14  Captain America v8 #2  – 50,077  ( -58.4%)
01/15  Captain America v8 #3  - 50,045  ( -0.1%)
02/15  Captain America v8 #4  - 41,222  (-17.6%)
03/15  Captain America v8 #5  - 38,871  (- 5.7%)
04/15  Captain America v8 #6  - 38,199  (- 1.7%)
...
10/15 CA S. Wilson  #1 -  62,535
10/15 CA S. Wilson  #2 -  40,224  (-35.7%)
11/15 CA S. Wilson  #3 -  33,984  (-15.5%)
12/15 CA S. Wilson  #4 -  29,512  (-13.2%)
01/16 CA S. Wilson  #5 -  29,081  (-  1.5%)
02/16 CA S. Wilson  #6 -  27,111  (-  6.8%)
03/16 CA S. Wilson  #7 -  54,881(+102.4%)
04/16 CA S. Wilson  #8 -  31,052  (-43.4%)  (Stand Off)
05/16 CA S. Wilson  #9  - 27,480  (-11.5%) (Stand Off)
06/16 CA S. Wilson #10 - 31,989  (+16.4%) (CV 2)
07/16 CA S. Wilson #11 - 29,145  (-  8.2%)  (CV 2)

Since issue #2 : -27.5%

Eihter the gain from Civil War II is pretty small, or the past-Civil War II days could get very ugly.

 82- MS MARVEL

02/14  Ms. Marvel #1 -  50,286  (  --- ) 
03/14  Ms. Marvel #2 -  38,357  (-23.7%)
...
02/15  Ms. Marvel #12 – 29,054  ( -2.7%)
03/15  Ms. Marvel #13 – 32,425  (+11.6%)
04/15  Ms. Marvel #14 – 32,058  (- 1.1%)
05/15  Ms. Marvel #15 – 32,185  (+ 0.4%)
06/15  Ms. Marvel #16 – 32,855  (+ 2.1%)
07/15 ---
08/15  Ms. Marvel #17 – 31,567  (- 3.9%)
09/15  Ms. Marvel #18 -  33,761  (+7.0%)

11/15  Ms Marvel  #1 -  79,222   
12/15  Ms Marvel  #2 -  46,610  (-41.2%)      
01/16  Ms Marvel  #3 -  32,364   (-30.6%)
02/16  Ms Marvel  #4 -  30,916   (-  4.5%) 
03/16  Ms Marvel  #5 -  31,871  (  +3.1%)
04/16  Ms Marvel  #6 -  29,863  (-  6.3%)
05/16  Ms Marvel  #7 -  29,840  (-  0.1%)
06/16  Ms Marvel  #8 -  31,798  (+ 6.6%)  (CV2)
07/16  Ms Marvel  #9 -  28,313  (-11.0%)  (CV2)

Since issue #2 : -31.8 %

The sollicitation text says that’s « one of the most important Civil War tie-in stories ». Yeah, right…This result in the lowest sales for the title so far. I’m not sure the people reading Ms Marvel in floppy format are really interested in big crossovers…

83- CIVIL WAR II GODS OF WAR LTD

06/16 CV II Gods of war  #1  -  39,690  
07/16 CV II Gods of war  #2  -  28,149  (-29.1%)       

The ploy worked and sales are still way above the ones of the late Hercules series.

85- INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN

03/16-  International Iron Man  #1  -  70,824 
04/16   International Iron Man  #2  -   40,459  (-42.9%)
05/16   International Iron Man  #3  -   35,282  (-12.8%)     
06/16   International Iron Man  #4  -   28,998  (-17.8%)
07/16   International iron Man  #5  -   27,697  (-  4.5%)

Since issue #2: -31.5%

Despite one of the sexiest Iron Man covers ever (courtesy of Alex Maleev), you can only be disappointed with the sales level of this one, especially with such big names attached to it.

 86- ULTIMATES

11/15  Ultimates  #1 -  61,406  
12/15  Ultimates  #2 -  37,055   (-39.7%)
01/16  Ultimates  #3 -  30,068   (-18.9%)
02/16  Ultimates  #4 -  27,177   (-  9.6%)
03/16  Ultimates  #5 -  28,627   (+ 5.3%)
04/16  Ultimates  #6 -  26,146   (-  8.7%)
05/16  Ultimates  #7 -  26,500   (+ 1.4%)
06/16  Ultimates  #8 -  30,675   (+15.6%) (CV2)
07/16  Ultimates  #9 -  27,588   (-10.1%)  (CV2)

Since issue #2 : - 25.5%

Starring the Micronauts…oops sorry, the Macronaut.

89- POWER MAN AND IRON FIST

02/16 Power Man and Iron Fist  #1  -  79,069  
03/16 Power Man and Iron Fist  #2  -  41,104  (-48.0%)    
04/16 Power Man and Iron Fist  #3 -   26,496  (-35.5%)
05/16 Power Man and Iron Fist  #4 -   26,308   (- 0.7%)
06/16 Power Man and Iron Fist  #5 -   24,202   (- 8.0%)
07/16 Power Man and Iron Fist  #6 -   26,980   (+11.5%)

Since issue #2: -34.4%

A rather small gain, probably hiding another erosion of the loyal readers, helas.

87- 90- TOTALLY AWESOME HULK 

12/15 Totally Awesome Hulk  #1 -  74,471    
01/16 Totally Awesome Hulk  #2 -  39,469  (-47.0%) 
02/16 Totally Awesome Hulk  #3 -  35,709  ( - 9.5%)
03/16 Totally Awesome Hulk  #4 -  35,285  ( - 1.2%)
04/16 Totally Awesome Hulk  #5 -  31,165  (- 11.7%)
05/16 Totally Awesome Hulk  #6 -  26,775  (- 14.1%)
06/16 Totally Awesome Hulk  #7 -  30,808  (+15.1%)  (CV2)
07/16 Totally Awesome Hulk  #8 -  27,522   (-  9.2%)  (CV2)
07/16 Totally Awesome Hulk  #9 -  26,936   (-  2.1%)  (CV2)

Since issue #2: - 31.8%

Issue #9 has one of the nicest cover ass-shot of Hulk ever, courtesy of Terry Dodson. Despite that, the title huge connection to Civil War II didn’t spark buyers interest.

89- THUNDERBOLTS

05/16  Thunderbolts  #1  -  45,169  
06/16  Thunderbolts  #2  -  36,865  (-18.8%)   
07/16  Thunderbolts  #3  -  26,588  (-27.9%)

Since issue#2 : -27.9%

So much for having nice issue #2 numbers…

92- BLACK WIDOW

03/16-  Black Widow  #1  -  62,375   
04/16   Black Widow  #2  -  34,453  (-44.8%)  
05/16   Black Widow  #3  -  30,968  (-10.1%) 
06/16   Black Widow  #4  -  27,016  (-12.8%)   
07/16   Black Widow  #5  -  25,801  (-  4.5%)

Since issue #2: -25.1%

Taking the same creative team and putting it on a character with less continuity struggles and history than Daredevil could have attracted more readers, even if it was a risky move. So far, the gamble doesn’t seem to have worked, even if we are still probably way above where any standard Black Widow ongoing series would normally be at this point.

95- A-FORCE

05/15 A-Force #1  -	114,528
---
07/15 A-Force #2  -	 60,330  (-47.3%)
08/15 A-Force #3  -     49,074  (-18.7%)
09/15 A-Force #4  -     46,636  (- 5.0%)
10/15 A-Force #5  -	 41,337  (-11.4%)
11/15 ---
12/15 ---
01/16 A-Force  #1  -     65,661   
02/16 A-Force  #2  -     35,571   (-45.8%) 
03/16 A-Force  #3  -     34,133   (-  4.0%)
04/16 A-Force  #4  -     27,672   (-19.8%)
05/16 A-Force  #5  -     29,706   (+ 7.4%)
06/16 A-Force  #6  -     25,342   (-14.7%)
07/16 A-Force  #7  -     23,939   (-  5.5%)

Since issue #2: -32.7%       

That’s 12 issues so far. Not sure this one will ever reach 20.

 
A-FORCE VOL.1 : 2,100
144p, $18, cents per page: 12.5
Average +% TPB Sales issues #1-4: +6.2%

First volume of the relaunch is not putting the charts on fire, selling less than Scarlet Witch or Captain Marvel.

 

96- CAPTAIN MARVEL

11/13  Captain Marvel v6 #17 - 18,173  (-20.5%)
...
03/14  Captain Marvel v7 #1  - 44,248  
04/14  Captain Marvel v7 #2  - 28,008 (-36.7%)
...
05/15  Captain Marvel v7 #15 – 19,740 (-35.4%)
...
06/15  Cap Marvel & Carol Corps Ltd #1 -  47,302
...
08/15  Cap Marvel & Carol Corps Ltd #4 -  22,106 (-   9.0%)
...
01/16  Captain Marvel  #1  -  52,972  
02/16  Captain Marvel  #2  -  28,962  (-45.4%)   
03/16  Captain Marvel  #3  -  28,469  (  -1.7%)  
04/16  Captain Marvel  #4  -  25,156  (-11.6%)
05/16  Captain Marvel  #5  -  23,812  (-  5.3%)
06/16  Captain Marvel  #6  -  28,213  (+18.5%)  (CV2)
07/16  Captain Marvel  #7  -  23,895  (-15.3%)   (CV2)

Since issue #2: -17.5%

Ouch, that’s bad. Carol is supposed to be at the center of the Civil War II conflict but it does not reflect in sales.

 
CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL.1 : 2,409
112p, $16, cents per page: 14.3
Average +% TPB Sales issues #1-4: +8.5%

The first TPB of the relaunch is out and is doing ok.

 

 99- SQUADRON SUPREME ($5)

12/15  Squadron Supreme  #1 -  48,247
12/15  Squadron Supreme  #2 -  27,643  (-42.7%)
01/16  Squadron Supreme  #3 -  23,551  (-14.8%)
02/16  Squadron Supreme  #4 -  24,182  (+ 2.7%)
03/16  Squadron Supreme  #5 -  22,323  (-  7.7%)
04/16  Squadron Supreme  #6 -  22,930  (+ 2.7%)
05/16  Squadron Supreme  #7 -  19,486  (-15.0%)
06/16  Squadron Supreme  #8 -  18,676  (-  4.2%)
07/16  Squadron Supreme  #9 -  23,692  (+26.9%)   (CV 2)

Since issue #2 : - 14.3% 

This overpriced Civil War II issue brought in a lot of new readers.

 100- SILK

02/15 Silk #1 -  86,263 
03/15 Silk #2 -  69,369 (-19.6%)
04/15 Silk #3 -  58.755 (-15.3%)
05/15 Silk #4 -  44,316 (-24.6%)
06/15 Silk #5 -  38,798 (-12.5%)
07/15 ---
08/15 Silk #6 -  34,368 (-10.7%)
09/15 Silk #7 -  36,477 (+ 6.1%)
10/15 ---
11/15	Silk  #1 - 57,140     
12/15  Silk  #2 – 38,356   (-32.9%) 
01/16  Silk  #3 -  33,102   (-13.7%)
02/16  Silk  #4 -  26,786  (-19.1%)
02/16  Silk  #5 -  26,032  (-  2.8%)
03/16  Silk  #6 -  24,847  (-  4.6%)
04/16  Silk  #7 -  43,012  (+73.0%) (Spider Women)
05/16  Silk  #8 -  30,884  (-28.2%) (Spider-Women)
06/16  Silk  #9 -  23,162  (-25.0%)
07/16  Silk #10-  23,125  (-  0.2%)

Since issue #2 : -39.7%

Seems to have reach its level and is sticking to it.

101- X-MEN 92

06/15 X-Men 92 #1  - 104,943          
07/15 X-Men 92 #2  -  51,042  (-51.4%)
08/15 X-Men 92 #3  -  49,756  (-  2.5%)
09/15 X-Men 92 #4 -   41,826  (-15.9%)
...
03/16-  X-Men 92   #1  - 58,804  
04/16   X-Men 92   #2  -  33,862  (-42.4%)     
05/16   X-Men  92  #3  -  30,112  (-11.1%)
06/16   X-Men  92  #4  -  25,044  (-16.8%)
07/16   X-Men  92  #5  -  22,745  (-  9.2%)

Since issue#2: -32.8%

Like Spidey, it’s probably on a court of its own, away from continuity concerns, hence the continuing fall until it finally reaches the real level for this kind of product.

 

97- SPIDER-MAN 2099 

07/14 Spider-Man 2099  #1  -  90,690  ( --- )
08/14 Spider-Man 2099  #2  -  47,512  (-47.6%)
09/14 Spider-Man 2099  #3  -  43,418  ( -8.6%)
10/14 Spider-Man 2099  #4  -  40,755  ( -6.1%)
10/14 Spider-Man 2099  #5  -  40,880  (  0.3%)
11/14 Spider-Man 2099  #6  -  38,634  ( -5.5%)
---
01/15 Spider-Man 2099  #7 -  38,455 (-0.5%)
01/15 Spider-Man 2099  #8 -  37,484 (-2.5%)
02/15 Spider-Man 2099  #9 -  34,374 (-8.3%)
03/15 Spider-Man 2099 #10 -  33,528 (-2.5%)
04/15 Spider-Man 2099 #11 -  31,665 (-5.6%)
05/15 Spider-Man 2099 #12 -  28,916 (-8.7%)
...
10/15 Spider-Man 2099  #1 -  57,719
10/15 Spider-Man 2099  #2 -  40,701  (-29.5%)
11/15 Spider-Man 2099  #3 -  34,969  (-14.1%)
12/15 Spider-Man 2099  #4 -  32,464  (-  7.2%)
01/16 Spider-Man 2099  #5 -  28,489  (-12.2%)
02/16 Spider-Man 2099  #6 -  26,626  ( - 6.5%)
02/16 Spider-Man 2099  #7 -  26,163  (-  1.7%)
03/16 Spider-Man 2099  #8 -  28,580  ( +9.2%)
04/16 Spider-Man 2099  #9 -  24,081  (-15.7%)
05/16 Spider-Man 2099 #10-  23,040  (-  4.3%)
06/16 Spider-Man 2099 #11-  22,722  (-  1.4%)
07/16 Spider-Man 2099 #12-  22,480  (-  1.1%)

Since issue #2: -44.8%

Behaving quite nicely as it flirts with the cancellation zone.

 105- CARNAGE

11/15  Carnage  #1 -  69,773    
11/15  Carnage  #2 -   41,576   (-40.4%)
12/15  Carnage  #3 -   34,852   (-16.2%)
01/16  Carnage  #4 -   31,687  (-  9.1%)
02/16  Carnage  #5 -   27,160  (-14.3%)
03/16  Carnage  #6 -   28,874  ( +6.3%)
04/16  Carnage  #7 -   24,480  (-15.2%)
05/16  Carnage  #8 -   23,697  (-  3.2%)
06/16  Carnage  #9 -   23,146  (-  2.3%)
07/16  Carnage #10-   21,829  (-  5.7%)

Since issue #2 : -47.5%

Featuring Man Wolf,wearing skin-tight wet pants on the cover! Whoo-hoo!

108- DR STRANGE PRELUDE

07/16 Dr Strange prelude  -  21,296           

More stuff aimed at any foolish guy who would dare enter a comic shop after viewing the Dr. Strange movie (or is it a TV series? I couldn’t care less…).

 109- SPIDER-WOMAN

11/14  Spider-Woman #1 -  93,723           (Spider-Verse)
12/14  Spider-Woman #2 -  44,618  ( -52.4%)(Spider-Verse)
01/15  Spider-Woman #3 -  38,484  (-13.8%) (spider-Verse)
02/15  Spider-Woman #4 -  36,058  (- 6.3%)
03/15  Spider-Woman #5 -  40,068  (+11.1%)
04/15  Spider-Woman #6 -  32,041  (-20.0%)
05/15  Spider-Woman #7 -  29,567  (- 7.3%)
06/15  Spider-Woman #8 -  26,568  (-10.1%)
07/15  Spider-Woman #9 -  24,354  (- 8.3%)
08/15 Spider-Woman #10-  23,005  (- 5.5%)
09/15 ---
10/15 ---
11/15 Spider-Woman  #1 -   53,885   
12/15 Spider-Woman  #2 -   27,801  (-48.4%)
01/16 Spider-Woman  #3 -   24,054  (-13.5%)
02/16 Spider-Woman  #4 -   20,747  (-13.7%)
03/16 Spider-Woman  #5 -   20,594  ( - 0.7%)
04/16 Spider-Woman  #6 -   39,291  (+90.8%)  (Spider-Women)
05/16 Spider-Woman  #7 -   27,118  (-31.0%)   (Spider-Women)
06/16 Spider-Woman  #8 -   19,658  (-27.5%)
07/16 Spider-Woman  #9 -   20,938  (+  6.5%)  (CV 2)

Since issue #2 : -24.7%

One of the smallest gain from being a reaches thingy.

110- VOTE LOKI

06/16 Vote Loki #1 - 29,502  
07/16 Vote Loki #2 - 20,881   (-29.3%)      

The last time a major comic book company dealed with elections, it was with the DCU Decisions mini-series. It can’t be worse.

 111- VISION

11/15	Vision  # 1-  42,119 
12/15  Vision  # 2 -  36,107  (-14.3%)
01/16  Vision  # 3 -  34,807  (- 3.6%)
02/16  Vision  # 4 -  19,070  (-45.2%)
03/16  Vision   #5 -  18,636  (-  2.3%)
04/16  Vision   #6 -  19,028  (+ 2.1%)
05/16  Vision   #7 -  19,623  (+ 3.1%)
06/16  Vision   #8 -  22,460  (+14.5%)
07/16  Vision   #9 -  20,785  (-  7.5%)

Since issue #2 : - 42.4%

One of the few successful new launch attempts.

 

113- ASTONISHING ANT-MAN

01/15 Ant-Man #1 – 	73,370
02/15 Ant-Man #2 – 	40,192  (-45.2%)
03/15 Ant-Man #3 – 	37,139  (- 7.6%)
04/15 Ant-Man #4 – 	31,637  (-14.8%)
05/15 Ant-Man #5 – 	83,095 (+162.7%)
06/15 Ant-Man Larger than Life #1- 28,797 
07/15 Ant-Man Annual #1 – 		24,223
08/15 Ant-Man Last Days -  		35,594  (-57.2%)
09/15 ---
10/15 Astonishing Ant-Man  #1 -  75,598
11/15 Astonishing Ant-Man  #2 -  31,358  (-58.5%)
12/15 Astonishing Ant-Man  #3 -  27,913  (-11.0%)
01/16 Astonishing Ant-Man  #4 -  25,768  (-  7.7%)
02/16 Astonishing Ant-Man  #5 -  22,168  (-14.0%)
03/16 Astonishing Ant-Man  #6 -  20,375  (-  8.1%)
04/16 Astonishing Ant-Man  #7 -  24,173  (+18.6%)
05/16 Astonishing Ant-Man  #8 -  20,799  (-14.0%)
06/16 Astonishing Ant-Man  #9 -  18,382  (-11.6%)
07/16 Astonishing Ant-Man #10-  20,320  (+10.5%)

Since issue#2 :  - 35.2%
Average +% TPB sales #1-5 : +11.0%
ANT-MAN TPB VOL.1: 4,406

Was the promise of a revelation enough to bring some readers back ? Or was it just that the next-to-last issue shipped at the end of the month ?

114- SILVER SURFER ($5)

03/14  Silver Surfer  #1 -  64,919  (  --- )
04/14  Silver Surfer  #2 -  39,132  (-39.7%)
06/14  Silver Surfer  #3 -  36,075  ( -7.8%)
07/14  Silver Surfer  #4 -  32,747  ( -9.2%)
08/14  Silver Surfer  #5 -  31,125  ( -5.0%)
10/14  Silver Surfer  #6 -  28,052  ( -9.9%)
11/14  Silver Surfer  #7 -  25,759  ( -8.2%)
12/14  ---
01/15  Silver Surfer  #8 -  23,420  (- 9.1%)
02/15  Silver Surfer  #9 -  21,716  (- 7.3%)
03/15  Silver Surfer #10 -  21,100  (- 2.8%)
04/15  Silver Surfer #11 -  20,776  (- 1.5%)
05/15  ---
06/15  Silver Surfer #12 -  20,704  (- 0.3%)
07/15  Silver Surfer #13 -  24,321  (+17.5%)
08/15 ---
09/15 Silver Surfer #14 -   23,008  (-  5.4%)
10/15 ---
11/15 Silver Surfer #15 -   21,343   (-  7.2%)
12/15 ---
01/16  Silver Surfer  #1  -  57,633  
02/16  Silver Surfer  #2  -  25,009  (-56.6%)    
03/16 - -
04/16  Silver Surfer  #3  -  23,151  (-  7.4%)  
05/16  Silver Surfer  #4  -  21,063  (-  9.0%)
06/16 ---
07/16  Silver Surfer  #5  -  20,165 (-  4.3%)

Since issue #2: -19.4%    

Issue #200, if we are to believe Marvel. Apparently, nobody cared, as the title celebrated the milestone with its lowest sales level so far.

 116- SPIDEY

12/15	Spidey  #1 -  65,503
01/16  Spidey  #2 -  33,585  (-48.8%) 
02/16  Spidey  #3 -  28,161  (-16.2%)
03/16 ---
04/16  Spidey  #4 -  24,553 (-12.8%)
04/16  Spidey  #5 -  22,991  (- 6.4%)
05/16  Spidey  #6 -  21,794  (-5.2%)
06/16  Spidey  #7 -  20,736  (-4.8%)
07/16  Spidey  #8 -  20,012  (-3.5%)
      
Since issue #2: -40.4%

slowing down its fall, so far at quite a nice sales level.

 119- ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT

01/16	Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #1  -  59,028
02/16	Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #2  -  29,180  (-50.6%)    
03/16   Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #3  -  24,855  (-14.8%)
04/16   Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #4  -  24,179  (-  2.7%) 
05/16   Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #5  -  21,138  (-12.6%)
06/16   Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #6  -  20,392  (-  3.5%)
07/16   Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #7  -  19,142  (-  6.1%)

Since issue #2:  -34.6%

A DIE-larious issue, the sollicitation text says. As long as it’s not a Civil Bore II tie-in, count me in

41- EMPRESS

04/16  Empress  #1  -  55,829
05/16  Empress  #2  -  38,758   (-30.6%)
06/16  Empress  #3  -  37,529   (- 3.2%)
07/16  Empress  #4  -  18,320  (-51.2%)
             
Since issue #2 : -52.7%

Either a special deal was made on the first three issues or issue #4 shipped late in the month. Answer next month.

125- HAUNTED MANSION LTD

03/16-  Haunted Mansion Ltd  #1 of 5  -35,513                
04/16   Haunted Mansion  Ltd #2 of 5 -  22,443  (-36.8%)   
05/16   Haunted Mansion Ltd  #3 of 5 -  17,126   (-23.7%)
06/16   Haunted Mansion Ltd  #4 of 5-  21,093   (+23.2%)
07/16   Haunted Mansion Ltd  #5 of 5-  18,288   (-13.3%)

With numbers like that, it will come back for sure !

 137- ALL NEW INHUMANS

12/15	All New Inhumans  #1 -  58,123
12/15	All New Inhumans  #2 -  34,471  (-40.7%)
01/16   All New Inhumans  #3 -  25,746  (-25.3%)
02/16   All New Inhumans  #4 -  22,334  (-13.3%)
03/16   All New Inhumans  #5 -  24,779  (+10.9%)
04/16   All New Inhumans  #6 -  20,152  ( -18.7%)
05/16   All New Inhumans  #7 -  18,833  (-  6.5%)
06/16   All New Inhumans  #8 -  17,865  (-  5.1%)
07/16   All New Inhumans  #9 -  16,831  (-  5.8%)

Since issue #2 : -51.2 %

Crossed the Rubicon, to the side of titles who lost way more readers than they should have.

 138- NOVA

02/14  Nova#13.Now – 26,147  (   4.4%)
03/14  Nova v5 #14 – 23,459  ( -10.3%)
...
05/15  Nova v5 #31 – 18,129  ( -2.7%)

11/15	Nova  #1 - 45,536  
12/15  Nova  #2 -  27,120   (-40.4%)
01/16  Nova  #3 -  23,464   (-13.5%)
02/16  Nova  #4 -  18,187   (-22.5%)
03/16  Nova  #5  - 16,886   (-  7.2%)
04/16  Nova  #6  - 15,795   (-  6.5%)
05/16  Nova  #7  - 15,377   (-  2.6%)
06/16  Nova  #8  - 19,720   (+28.2%) (CV2)
07/16  Nova  #9  - 16,726   (-15.2%)  (CV2)

Since issue #2 : - 38.3 %

On the verge of being relaunched, once again.

 140- SCARLET WITCH

12/15	Scarlet Witch  #1 -   57,835
01/16  Scarlet Witch  #2  -  25,728  (-55.5%)
02/16  Scarlet Witch  #3  -  23,900  (-  7.1%)
03/16  Scarlet Witch  #4  -  21,094  (-11.7%)
04/16  Scarlet Witch  #5  -  17,864  (-15.3%)
05/16  Scarlet Witch  #6  -  16,842  (-  5.7%)
06/16  Scarlet Witch  #7  -  18,496  (+  9.8%)
07/16  Scarlet Witch  #8  -  16,160  (-12.6%)
   
Since issue #2: -37.2%

To have a new artist for each issue is a nice original approach, with each time a different setting and a personal vision of the Scarlet Witch.

 
SCARLET WITCH VOL.1 : 2,286
112p, $16, cents per page: 14;3
Average +% TPB Sales issues #1-4: +9.6%

First volume is out and is adding almost +10% to the sales of the floppy. Not bad, even if not miraculous.

 

143- AGENTS OF SHIELD 
    
12/14  SHIELD #1 -  94,503  
01/15  SHIELD #2 -  33,965  (- 64.1%)
...
09/15  SHIELD#10-  18,693  (- 17.3%)

09/15 Agent Carter SHIELD -  26,438
09/15 Fury SHIELD – 26,313
09/15 Mockingbird SHIELD ($5) – 25,593
09/15 Quake SHIELD – 25,193
09/15 Cavalry SHIELD – 23,831

10/15  SHIELD#11 -	20,121  (+ 7.6%)
11/15  SHIELD#12 -  17,470  (-13.2%)
12/15 ---
01/16 Agents of SHIELD  #1 -  35,382    
02/16 Agents of SHIELD  #2 -  18,771  (-47.0%)
03/16 Agents of SHIELD  #3 -  18,139  (-  3.4%)  (Stand Off)
04/16 Agents of SHIELD  #4 -  17,878  (-  1.4%)  (Stand Off)
05/16 Agents of SHIELD  #5 -  17,410  (-  2.6%)
06/16 Agents of SHIELD  #6 -  15,689  (-  9.9%)
07/16 Agents of SHIELD  #7 -  16,110  (+  2.7%)  (CV2)

Since issue #2: -14.2%

Even Civil War II can’t save it for a while.

 146- HOWARD THE DUCK 

03/15 Howard the Duck #1 – 85,929
04/15 Howard the Duck #2 – 43,572 (-49.3%)
05/15 Howard the Duck #3 – 35,391 (-18.2%)
06/15 Howard the Duck #4 – 34,043 (- 3.8%)
07/15 ---
08/15 Howard the Duck #5 – 26,891 (-21.0%)
09/15 ---
10/15 ---
11/15 Howard The Duck  #1 -  69,177                   
12/15 Howard The Duck  #2 -  33,578  (-51.5%)
01/16 Howard The Duck  #3 -  28,971  (-13.7%)
02/16 Howard The Duck  #4 -  20,965  (-27.6%)
03/16 Howard The Duck  #5 -  17,995  (-14.2%)
04/16 Howard The Duck  #6 -  19,459  (+8.1%)
05/16 Howard The Duck  #7 -  18,122  (- 6.9%)
06/16 Howard The Duck  #8 -  17,569  (- 3.1%)
07/16 Howard The Duck  #9 -  15,903  (- 9.5%)

Since issue #2 : -52.6%

If this one is as funny and well-written as Jughead, you should give it a try!

 147- VENOM SPACEKNIGHT

11/15  Venom Spaceknight  #1 -   59,151
12/15  Venom Spaceknight  #2  -  32,210  (-45.5%)
01/16  Venom Spaceknight  #3  -  25,770  (-20.0%)
02/16  Venom Spaceknight  #4  -  21,545  (-16.4%)
03/16  Venom Spaceknight  #5  -  18,807  (-12.7%)
04/16  Venom Spaceknight  #6  -  17,894   (- 4.9%)
05/16  Venom spaceknight  #7  -   17,370   (- 3.0%)
06/16  Venom Spaceknight  #8  -  16,658   (-  4.1%)
06/16  Venom Spaceknight  #9  -  16,006   (-  3.9%)
07/16  Venom Spaceknight #10 -  15,650   (-  2.2%)

Since issue #2 : - 51.4%

Will apparently come back in a more traditional violent fashion with its relaunch.

 

149- CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS

10/15 Contest of Champions #1 -  79,873
11/15 Contest of Champions #2 -  34,942  (-56.3%)
12/15 Contest of Champions #3 -  29,165  (-16.5%)
01/16 Contest of Champions  #4 -  27,028  (-  7.3%)
02/16 Contest of Champions  #5 -  21,430  (-20.7%)
03/16 Contest of Champions  #6 -  19,982  (-  6.8%)
04/16 Contest of Champions  #7 -  17,874  (-10.5%)
05/16 Contest of Champions  #8 -  17,085  (-  4.4%)
06/16 Contest of Champions  #9 -  16,423  (-  3.9%)
07/16 Contest of Champions #10-  15,341  (-  6.6%)

Since issue #2 : - 56.1 %

I’m open to suggestions for anything clever to say about this one.

150- MOCKINGBIRD

03/16-  Mockingbird   #1  -  42,335      
04/16   Mockingbird   #2  -  32,965    (-22.1%)  
05/16   Mockingbird	 #3  -  21,912   (-33.6%) 
06/16   Mockingbird   #4   - 15,975    (-27.2%)
07/16   Mockingbird   #5   - 15,290    (-  4.3%)

Since issue #2: -53.6%

Levelling out after two months of horrible behavior.

 151- WEB WARRIORS

11/15	Web Warriors  #1 - 62,096 
12/15  Web Warriors  #2 -  31,614    (-49.1%)  
01/16  Web Warriors  #3 -  25,407    (-19.6%)
02/16  Web Warriors  #4 -  20,198    (-20.5%)
03/16  Web Warriors  #5 -  18,621    (-  7.8%)
04/16  Web Warriors  #6 -  17,376    (-  6.7%)
05/16  Web Warriors  #7 -  16,445    (-  5.4%)
06/16  Web Warriors  #8 -  15,953    (-  3.0%)
07/16  Web Warriors  #9 -  15,256    (-  4.4%)

Since issue #2 : - 51.7 %

Fell on the other side (lost more than half of its issue #2 readers).

 

157- UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL 

01/15 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 - 41,693
02/15 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #2 – 24,621  (-40.9%)
03/15 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #3 – 26,586  ( +8.0%)
04/15 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #4 – 20,987  (-21.1%)
05/15 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #5 – 20,088  (- 4.3%)
06/15 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #6 – 19,341  (- 3.7%)
07/15 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #7 – 19,801  (+ 2.4%)
08/15 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #8 -  19,134  (- 3.4%)
09/15 ---
10/15 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl  #1 -  43,155
11/15 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl  #2 -  23,064  (-46.6%)
12/15 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl  #3 -  25,350  (+ 9.9%)
01/16 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl  #4 -  19,923  (-21.4%)
02/16 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl  #5 -  17,743  (-10.9%)
03/16 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl  #6 -  20,739 (+16.9%)
04/16 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl  #7 -  17,869 (-13.8%)
05/16 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl  #8 -  15,131 (-15.3%)
06/16 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl  #9 -  14,692  (- 2.9%)
07/16 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #10-  14,590  (- 0.7%)

Since issue #2 : -36.7 % 
TPB VOL.1: 7,352 
Average +%TPB sales issues 1-4:  +29.9%
TPB VOL.2 : 2,928
Average +%TPB sales issues 5-8: +6.6%

The tale of a romance beetween a squirrel and a mole. Don’t bother to bring any tissues.

159- GUARDIANS OF INFINITY($5)

12/15 Guardians of Infinity   #1  -  121,407   
01/16  Guardians of Infinity  #2  -    27,112  (-77.7%)
02/16  Guardians of Infinity   #3  -   22,309  (-17.7%)
03/16  Guardians of Infinity   #4  -   18,598  (-15.6%)
04/16  Guardians of Infinity   #5  -   16,337  (-12.2%)
05/16  Guardians of Infinity   #6  -   15,728  (-  3.7%)
06/16  Guardians of Infinity   #7  -   14,592  (-  7.2%)
07/16  Guardians of Infinity   #8  -   13,987  (-  4.1%)

Since issue #2: -48.4%

The Guardians of Galaxy line is in need of a deep restructuring. Bright days are over.

165- NIGHTHAWK

05/16  Nighthawk  #1  -  34,039 
06/16  Nighthawk  #2  -  16,522  (-51.5%) 
07/16  Nighthawk  #3  -  13,434  (-18.7%)  

Since issue #2 : -18.7%

Well, I guess there are not a lot of comics customers in Chicago, then.

 173- PATSY WALKER HELLCAT

12/15	Patsy Walker Hellcat  #1 -  46,198  
01/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat  #2 -  20,836  (-54.9%)
02/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat  #3 -  16,587  (-18.6%)  
03/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat  #4 -  15,971  (-  3.7%)
04/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat  #5 -  12,703  (-20.5%)
05/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat  #6 -  11,822  (-  6.9%)
06/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat  #7 -  13,396  (+13.3%)    (CV2)
07/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat  #8 -  12,561  (-  6.3%)     (CV2) 

Since issue #2: -39.7%

It’s probably not that easy for this kind of « funny-cartoony » title to connect to something as serious, grim and gritty as Civil War II.

 189- MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR

11/15	Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #1 - 38,133
12/15  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #2 -  21,715  (-43.1%)
01/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #3 -  18,424  (-15.2%)
02/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #4 -  14,941  (-18.9%)
03/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #5 -  14,771  (-  1.1%)
04/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #6 -  12,253  (-17.0%)
05/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #7 -  12,879  (+ 5.1%)
06/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #8 -  12,721  (-  1.2%)
07/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #9 -  10,338  (-18.7%)

Since issue #2 : -52.4 %

Testing Marvel marketing strategy for titles who have very weak floppy sales but excellent TPB ones.

 190- DRAX

11/15	Drax  #1 -  49,601     
12/15  Drax  #2 -  23,054  (-53.5%)
01/16  Drax  #3 -  18,837  (-18.3%)
02/16  Drax  #4 -  14,620  (-22.4%)
03/16  Drax  #5 -  13,042  (-10.8%)
04/16  Drax  #6 -  13,606  (+ 4.3%)
05/16  Drax  #7 -  11,259  (-17.2%)
06/16  Drax  #8 -  10,707  (-  4.9%)
07/16  Drax  #9 -    9,991  (-  6.7%)

Since issue #2 : - 56.7%

I have actually read the first three issues of this one thanks to the cheap Timely Comics collection and it’s not that bad. I wouldn’t spend $4 a month for it but it was fun. I will not name names but there were many other new series which I read the first issues of thanks to Timely Comics. These other series sold way more copies than Drax, but they were almost painful to read.

193- HYPERION

03/16-  Hyperion  #1  -  31,679 
04/16   Hyperion  #2  -  16,178  (-48.9%)  
05/16   Hyperion  #3   - 13,204  (-19.4%)
06/16   Hyperion  #4   - 10,689  (-19.0%)    
07/16   Hyperion  #5   -   9,893   (-  7.4%)

Since issue #2: -38.8%

So much for the idea of a Squadron Supreme modern line of comics…

207- 253- 297- 298-TRUE BELIEVERS  ($1)

07/16  Deadpool VS sabretooth  #1 -  8,785
07/16 Dr Strange Lats days of magik #1 -  6,415
07/16 Daredevil  Practice to Deceive#1 -  5,139
07/16 Amazing Spider-Man Dark Kingdom #1 – 5,136

The usual bunch of $1 issues, mosly not #1 issues but first issues of second arcs. The results are a little disapointing.

237- DARK TOWER DRAWING OFTHE THREE- BITTER MEDICINE LTD

03/15 Dark Tower D3HC Ltd #1 of 5 – 11,107
...
07/15 Dark Tower D3HC Ltd #5 of 5 –  9,027  (- 2.4%)
08/15 ---
09/15 Dark Tower Lady of Shadows Ltd #1 of 5 –  9,918
...
01/16 Dark Tower Lady of Shadows Ltd #5 of 5 -   7,676   (-  3.3%)
…
04/16 Dark Tower Drawing of 3 Bitter Medicine Ltd #1 of 5 – 8,252
05/16 Dark Tower Drawing of 3 Bitter Medicine Ltd #2 of 5 -  7,597  (-  7.9%)
06/16 Dark Tower Drawing of 3 Bitter Medicine Ltd #3 of 5 -  7,433  (-  2.1%)
07/16 Dark Tower Drawing of 3 Bitter Medicine Ltd #4 of 5 -  7,361  (-  1.0%)

It would be nice to see the Dune books adapted in comics. There is probably something to be done with them, no?

 

274- MU AVENGERS ULTRON REVOLUTION LTD

07/16 MU Avengers UR Ltd #1 – 5,586

While in Germany on holidays, I mistook pork fat for butter, bought for my crêpe recipe. I made crêpes anyway from it, and it was as tasty as usual ! That’s what I call a revolution.


Thanks for reading until the end! I hope to see you next time. Meanwhile, feel free to comment, express your rage or your love for french sarcasm! I’ll hug everyone, no matter what. And made crêpes for you and if you are hungry.

Comments

  1. BobH says

    “[EMPRESS] Either a special deal was made on the first three issues or issue #4 shipped late in the month.”

    Special deal (free overship, I think). Check the retail ranks for #2 and #3 on these charts, compared to other Marvel comics of the same price with similar quantity ranks:
    http://www.diamondcomics.com/Home/1/1/3/597?articleID=179997
    http://www.diamondcomics.com/Home/1/1/3/597?articleID=181132

    EMPRESS comes in about 40 ranks higher on the quantity side than it should, if you adjust for that you have a pretty normal curve for a Marvel series.

  2. BobH says

    Also, you’re missing AMAZING SPIDER-MAN.#15, rank 25, 87,994 units, +34% over #14.

  3. Steve says

    Marvel distributed free copies of Thunderbolts and Empress as I recall.

    Steve

  4. Drake says

    When u have a comic as good as Thunderbolts u need to really get it in as many hands as possible. basically a 21st century Sandman.

  5. Deadbeat says

    I have been enjoying Web Warriors for the multiverse of Spider “people” and all the villain variations. I haven’t bothered with Civil War but am tiring of the storyline crossing over to many titles, and making them terrible

  6. Steve says

    I’m wondering if the art change on Thunderbolts will be a case of too-little, too-late. I’ll be surprised if it makes it to 12.

  7. JD says

    Issue “#200” of Silver Surfer was #6, not #5.

    Also, there won’t be three Thor-related ongoings at once : Unworthy (with the Odinson) is a mini, and Vote Loki will be over before that even starts (it’s only four issues).

  8. Nathan Aaron says

    Sad to see the numbers for Black Widow. That creative team is really doing some great stuff on that book!

    Gwen-Pool is selling better than New Avengers. Let THAT one sink in for you…. ugh.

    “To have a new artist for each issue is a nice original approach, with each time a different setting and a personal vision of the Scarlet Witch.” – That might be the case, but that’s also the exact reason I dropped the book after the first issue. I’d like some stability in my titles, creative team wise.

  9. Xavier lancel says

    Everything is selling better than New Avengers those days. :-P.
    Well, its stability if it is scheduled that way from the start ! :-) i think it was a nice touch, reflecting the fact that the character has such a convulated history, no one really know anymore who she is or what are her powers.

  10. Kentucky Fried Horse says

    Can we get analysis without talking about the asses of characters in the comics?

  11. zack says

    is there a reason why the numbers of the previous punisher or black widow series are not included in the comparison charts but other series are?

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