junesales16by Xavier Lancel

Welcome to a new analysis of the Marvel sales. Reminder: I’m French, that’s why I’m talking funny. Please address your complaints to my « chocolatine or pain au chocolat? That’s the question » country.

First, TPB sales are shockingly coming back. We will take a look at Hawkeye, one of the 3 TPB golden gems of the modern Marvel, which alas is shining no more. There is no shame to put on anyone, we only look here at resulting sales and, concerning Hawkeye, there is no doubt: the series has disappeared from the buyers mind. If, in the case of Hawkeye, it was a long process (the series has been a TPB juggernaut during almost 3 years), we have some hints that interest from readers, or perhaps in this case buyers, is in fact quite ephemeral. Case in point: Gwenpool, the buzz of the internet, is already struggling with its #3 issue in the “Meow” (or any other disappointing sound effect you know) Zone (25 to 35K). Interest in the latest X-Men crossover, Apocalypse Wars, has already faded before the event’s end.

The only thing working very well so far is Deadpool. Spider-Man/Deadpool, the team-up series starring the two biggest floppy stars of the MU, is a huge success and there are several (too much?) new series starring Deadpool scheduled to appear quite soon. Once again, Marvel is trying to expand widely a line based on one popular character. So far, excepting one period in the late 2000s, they have been cautious with Deadpool, but his TPB sales are so out of this world compared to all their other series that the temptation to take some more of your money is just too great for Marvel to ignore any longer.

Although a lot of All-New series are already All-Dead, some new series based upon « secondary » characters have been quite successful so far (case in point: Dr Strange, Black Panther and Moon Knight). There is an all new unpredictability in this new catalog which is, I must say, almost captivating to see unfold. Damn, I think that was almost a compliment from the sarcastic Frenchman!

Reminder: those sales are estimates, sales to comics shops situated 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: 5,952
120p, $10, cents per page: 8.3

A new craziness has fall over the comic market: the « color your own » books, featuring black and white pages. Kids (and adults!) can go over and color the pages in themselves. Two years ago, nobody was doing this kind of book, but now they’re falling like rain from the sky.

This book is featured in the TOP 300 tpb chart, but it makes more sense to to look at it in relation to the top 300 floppy chart. Those almost 6K sales to comics shops are not bad, but it’s not the huge success the Top 300 TPB chart makes you think it is. Still though, this doesn’t change the fact that coloring books are easy money for all the companies producing them. Most of the time, there are no new illustrations– it’s in black and white and you don’t have to pay a writer for it. You only have to find a popular character to feature. This one is focused on the Young Marvels of Skottie Young, who look like cute deformed kid versions of Marvel characters.

 

 
HAWKEYE VOL. 6: 2,583
136p, $18, cents per page: 13.2

Now, this could look like good sales but it’s not. This is the second volume of All-New Hawkeye by Jeff Lemire & Ramon K Perez but the TPB cash machines which was Hawkeye is no longer working. Despite the fact that this version of Hawkeye took over the numbering of its previous creative team, it’s not selling in huge quantities month after month, like it used to be. So far, Vol.5 and Vol.6 have only appear in the top 300 the months of their release and they sold way fewer copies in their first month than previous volumes.

Vol.1 used to sell in huge quantities month after month. It used to appear every month in the top 300 but its sales began to drop in October 2015 (the month the other volumes also stopped selling in the top 300) and it has stopped appearing in the top 300 since February 2016. No new readers of Vol.1 means no hope of the others volumes to ever reappear. All-New Hawkeye taking over the previous numbering was supposed to be a blessing but it turned into a curse, as Vol.5 will doubtly be picked up by people who have not yet picked Vol.1 by Fraction and Aja. Hawkeye has turned from one of the main 3 TPB cash machines from Marvel (44 K at least of Vol. 1 sold only in comics shops, that means as much copies in floppy than in TPB!) into another standard ongoing series that can sell trades upon their first month of release before disappearing.
Here are so far the first month, first trimester and total tpb sales in comics shops based on the top 300 charts only:
VOL.1: 6,145 / 12,901 / 44,587
VOL.2: 9,064 / 12,036 / 25,657
VOL.3: 7,753 / 9,522 / 13,536
VOL.4: 6,272 / 8,408 / 8,814
VOL.5: 4,109 / 4,109 / 4,109
VOL.6: 2,583 / 2,583 / 2,583


1- 5- CIVIL WAR 2 LTD ($6 then $5)

05/16  Civil War II #0 -  183,979                  [+6,696]
06/16  Civil War II #1 -  381,737(+107.5%) 
06/16  Civil War II #2 -  148,403   (-61.1%)     

Tons of variant covers, a big event with the same brand name as one of the most successful ones in Marvel history– all this results in big sales for issue #1, less extravagant but still very good for its #2 (especially with such an heavy price tag and double shipping). Issue #0 is picking up reorders. Nothing else to say, except that it seems that if you only have $4 in your pocket, you’ll never be able to follow an event at Marvel anymore.

4- STAR WARS HAN SOLO

06/16 SW Han Solo  #1  -  152,596            

That’s a little weak for such a popular character from the first trilogy. Poe Dameron did better and Darth Vader twice more (but that was at the beginning of the Marvel new Star Wars launches). It could fall behind Darth Vader very quickly.

 

14- 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%)

Since issue #2: -54.7%
STAR WARS TPB VOL.1: 36,187   [+794]
Average +%TPB sales issues 1-6: +20.6%
STAR WARS TPB VOL.2:  11,372 
Average +% TPB Sales issues #7-12: +8.4%

Variant covers. Still, outstanding steady sales. TPB sales still seems regular, even if vol.2 is for the first time not in the Top 300 TPB since its release.

20- STAR WARS FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION LTD ($5)

06/16 SW Force Awakens  #1  -  79,626            

In case you were living in a cave when this one hit theaters… Despite many prestigious variants, it does not seem to interest that many people.

 

21- 23- 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%)

Since issue #2: -38.1%
DARTH VADER TP VOL.1:  28,499  [+1,273]
Average +% TPB Sales issues #1-6: +22.6%
DARTH VADER TP VOL.2:  13,254 [+764]  
Average +% TPB Sales issues #7-12: +14.0%

Two issues this month. Clearly, I don’t this one stopping with issue #25, with stellar TPB sales and very good floppy sales like that. Its Vol.2 TPB sales are higher than those of the second Star Wars TPB! Be prepared for your first Star Wars line relaunch at Marvel!

22- 41- 266-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)

Since issue#2 : - 31.2%

Issue #13 is a novelty: a whole 4 issue mini-series packaged in one package with a crossover with Daredevil and Power Man and Iron Fist. Of course, it’s more expensive at $10, but that’s the price of 2.5 issues at Marvel so it’s like you’re getting 1.5 books for free.

I think that book marks the first time Marvel has attempted something like this. Given that this book’s 78k sales outsold Daredevil, Power Man and Iron Fist, we could see them producing many more fatty issues like this one. 78K is an amazing number for this, a level the mini would have never reach (or perhaps only with its first issue) if it would have been released in separate chapters. This could lead to new marketing strategies at Marvel (and DC if their eyes are over what Marvel is trying). Issue #14 is higher than usual because of Civil War 2 and some variants.

27- 137- 229-BLACK PANTHER

04/16-  Black Panther  #1  -  277,033                     [+ 8,251]
05/16	Black Panther   #2  -   93,667    (-66.2%)   [+16,013]
06/16   Black Panther   #3  -  75,037    (- 19.9%)

Since issue #2: -19.9%

Hey, Kyle Baker is signing one of the variants! Clearly, a major success, with an excellent sales behavior. The very active reorder activity just hides it but those #3 numbers are really good.

28- CIVIL WAR II AMAZING SPIDER-MAN LTD

06/16 CV II Amazing Spider-Man  #1  -  72,556            

Very close to its parent series. Too bad that it’s a #1. It will be interesting to see how all those Civil War minis behave and if they follow the pattern of the numerous Secret Wars-minis which were launched last year with their heavier than usual fall one issue after the other.

34- CIVIL WAR II X-MEN LTD

06/16 CV II X-Men  #1  -  68,470           

Almost at the same level than the Spider-Man mini, which is good. That’s Inhumans against X-Men, movie rights against no-movie rights, royalty against peasants… Apparently, the whole X-Men line will be remade just after that.

36- 167-CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS

05/16  Cap America SR #1  -112,777                     [+13,009]
06/16  Cap America SR #2  -  66,416    (-41.1%)  

Significant reorder activity makes issue#1 crack the 100k barrier, hiding a little more the fact that this fall from issue #1 is quite good.

37- DEADPOOL VS GAMBIT LTD

06/16 Deadpool VS Gambit Ltd  #1  -  65,773            

In case you still have some Deadpool money in your pocket. Standard sales debut for a Deadpool mini.

38- 39- 199- 211-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                  [+9,953]  [+9,247]
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%)

Since #2: -41.0%

Back to business as usual without any variant cover. Issue #1 reappears twice with reorder activity (because there were two different reprints?!).

40-237-SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL

01/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #1  -  172,170                  [+7,914]            
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%)

Since issue #2: -19.7%

This issue is written by Scott Aukerman, who seems to be a TV comedy celebrity. This or/and the Adam Kubert explain the little rebound. Not that the title wasn’t already behaving extraordinarily. Clearly, this is one of Marvel major successes. Issue #1 is once again having reorder activity.

42- CIVIL WAR II CHOOSING SIDES LTD ($5)

06/16 CV II Choosing sides  #1  -  62,876           

The solicitation text makes you believe that it could be an ongoing (« kicking-off an all-new series »), which is really weird for an anthology pitting characters from one « side » against the other. Good numbers for this kind of thing given the $5 price tag and the historic difficulty Marvel has had selling anthologies connected to their events.

43- 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%)

Since issue #2: -11.7%   

God, I’m pretty sure I can find a sizable amount of jokes with « Poe » if I put my mind into it. So far, no reorder activity, which is not a good sign for a new Star Wars ongoing series.

45- 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%)

Since issue #2: -18.8%

Still doing wonders and seems to have stabilized.

 46- 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%)

Since issue #2: -27.1%

Star of a new arc, with a Margerite Sauvage variant cover. That’s why.

47- 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%)   (CV 2)    

Since issue #2: -26.3%

On the road to Civil War 2’s money.

48- PUNISHER

05/16  Punisher  #1  -  110,726     
06/16  Punisher  #2  -    47,524     (-57.1%)  

A little bit of a harsh fall, but not unexpected nowadays. Clever simple ideas make great covers. Declan Shalvey’s one is proof of that (a view of a DINER with some of its flashlights sign down, spelling D.I..E..)

49- 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%)

Since issue #2: -22.4%             

Levelled out nicely, whithout any gimmick.

50- DOCTOR STRANGE 

10/15 Doctor Strange  #1 – 145,456  
11/15 Doctor Strange  #2  -   65,091   (-55.3%)  
12/15 Doctor Strange  #3  -   57,135   (-12.2%) 
01/16 Doctor Strange  #4  -   52,388   (-  8.3%)
02/16 Doctor Strange  #5  -   43,796   (-16.4%)
03/16 Doctor Strange  #6  -   52,440  (+19.7%)
04/16 Doctor Strange  #7  -   49,590  (-   5.6%)
05/16 Doctor Strange  #8  -   49,427  (-   0.3%)
06/16 Doctor Strange  #9  -   46,306  (-  6.3%)

Since issue #2 : -28.9%  

No variant. Absolutely nothing to worry about. We are still higher than issue #5 numbers.

51- 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)

Since issue #2 : -29.6%

That’s probably something like part 10. Money is short, and extra(ordinary) readers too.

52- 54-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)

Since issue #2: -20.0%

All gain from the Apocalypse War event is gone before the end of it!

 53-  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%)

Since issue #2 : - 36.3%

The ANAD Avengers are in search of Nova’s father. Thank God, that’s the new Nova’s father. Richard Raider’s father was such a pain in the ass that I wouldn’t cross the street to find him!

55- 59- 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%)

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

Since issue #2 : - 32.9%
SPIDER-GWEN VOL.0: 6,339 
Average +% TPB sales issues 1-5: +6.2%

The $5 annual is selling a little higher than the ongoing series, which is mind-blowing. Meanwhile, a new arc is debuting, for once without any variant or big promotion, resulting in the title’s lowest sales ever. Heavily promoting each new arc and supporting it with many variant covers does have an effect!

 56- ALL NEW WOLVERINE

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)

Since issue #2 : -  21.7%

This one is not a Civil War tie-in but a « On the road to Civil War 2 ». Doesn’t make any difference if there was any to begin with.

 

60-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%)
---
---
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%)

Since issue #2 : - 17.3%

No variant cover this month. This version of DD should be here for a while, with sales like this.

61- 298-MOON KNIGHT 

04/16-  Moon Knight  #1  -  65,388                   
05/16   Moon Knight  #2  -  41,147   (-45.7%)        [+5,658]
06/16   Moon Knight  #3  -  40,752   (-  1.0%)

Since issue #2: - 1.0%

Apparently mad and on the run, but not from sales, which are fabulous after a rather weak debut. Issue#2 picks up reorders but issue #3 sales are in fact rising from issue#2!

62- 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)

Since issue #2 : - 29.4%    

Same thing than Uncanny X-Men here: there is no new reader left to read the event, or they compensated for the ones lost BECAUSE of it.

63- CIVIL WAR II GODS OF WAR LTD

06/16 CV II Gods of war  #1  -  39,690           

Last arc of the Dan Abnett Hercules series, packaged as a mini. I doubt it would have reached those levels if they had kept its numbering and only labelled this as a Civil War 2 tie-in or whatever. The marketing ploy worked!

 65- DEADPOOL MERCS FOR MONEY LTD

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%)

The ongoing of the same name is on the racks. The Deadpool line is really expanding (too much?).

 

66- 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%)
---
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%)

Since issue #2 : -  29.8%

What is uncanny is that this title is not yet tie-in to Civil War 2. don’t push your luck for too long…

67- EMPRESS

04/16  Empress  #1  -  55,829
05/16  Empress  #2  -  38,758   (-30.6%)
06/16  Empress  #3  -  37,529   (-  3.2%)

Since issue #2: -3.2%

A very successfull new Icon title it seems. Will tpb sales be as good?

68- THUNDERBOLTS

05/16  Thunderbolts  #1  -  45,169  
06/16  Thunderbolts  #2  -  36,865  (-18.8%)           

That’s a more than excellent fall from issue #2. But God, less shoulders and armors pads please. I know there is a lot left from the 90’s but I know a good place for it: the garbage can.

37- DAREDEVIL / PUNISHER LTD($5)

05/16  Daredevil / Punisher  #1  -  42,145    
06/16  Daredevil / Punisher  #2  -  35,374  (-16.1%)    

Perfect average sales level.

 

71- 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%)

Since issue #2 :  -33.2 %
GUARDIANS OTG VOL.4 HC: 2,241

No variant at all this month. This is the lowest level so far for the GOTG series since Brian bendis took over. Cleraly, this is a family of titles at Marvel past her prime.

 

72-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%) (CV 2)

Since issue #2 :  - 31.7%

« Some are less civil than others ». I’m pretty sure the amount of jokes on Civil War in text solliciations will dry up pretty quickly.

76-GWENPOOL

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

Since issue #2: -13.5%

Already yesterday’s news, it seems.

 

77- 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)

Since issue #2 : -20.5%

Not higher than when it was a Stand Off tie-in. Those gains are not spectacular but, at the same time, have you seen how many Civil War 2 tie-ins are out there? It’s easier to count those which are NOT tied-in to Civil War 2.

 78- 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%)  (CV 2)

Since issue #2 : -31.8 %

One of the faintest gain from being a Civil War 2 tie-in. This Ms Marvel won’t do anything like the others!

79- SPIDER-WOMEN ($5)

04/16  Spider-Women Alpha  -  50,220
05/16  ---
06/16  Spider-Women Omega-  31,260  (-37.7%)
             

Not a burst of love.

80- 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)

Since issue #2: - 21.9%

Civil War 2 stops the bleeding and bring back « « readers » ».

 81- 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%) (CV 2)

Since issue #2 : - 17.2%

Tie-in to Bagel War 2. …Just wanted to check that you were still reading this. :p

 

83- 92- UNCANNY INHUMANS

04/14  Inhuman #1 - 58,309  
05/14  Inhuman #2 - 41,810 ( -28.3%) 
...
04/15  Inhuman #14- 26,194  (+ 2.7%)

04/15 Uncanny Inhumans #0 -  67.017
...
10/15 Uncanny Inhumans  #1 -   90,528
11/15 Uncanny Inhumans  #2 -   41,321  (-54.4%)
12/15 Uncanny Inhumans  #3 -   43,036  (+ 4.2%)
01/16 Uncanny Inhumans  #4 -   35,308  (-18.0%)
02/16 Uncanny Inhumans  #5 -   35,145  (  -0.5%)
03/16 Uncanny Inhumans  #6 -   32,256  (  -7.4%)
04/16 Uncanny Inhumans  #7 -   27,088  (-16.0%)
05/16 Uncanny Inhumans  #8  -  28,527  (+ 5.3%)
05/16 Uncanny Inhumans  #9  -  25,216  (-11.6%)
06/16 Uncanny Inhumans #10 -  24,552  (-  2.6%)
06/16 Uncanny Inhumans #11 -  29,539  (+20.3%)  (CV2)

Since issue #2 : - 28.6%

As usual, being a Civil War 2 tie-in bring in more sales.

84- VOTE LOKI

06/16 Vote Loki #1 – 29,502         

Tie-in to election reality. Will Loki Trump become the next president of the USA? The answer is here. Nothing will be the same anymore….

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%)

Since issue #2: -28.3%

International sales failure but international greatness of the Alex Maleev covers. This is not, i repeat NOT a Civil War 2 tie-in (found one, at last!!).

87- 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%)  (CV 2)

Since issue #2: -2.6%

To be at the center of the Civil War 2 conflict doesn’t really makes a difference for Carol. More readers, but not significantly more than the others series tied-in.

88- 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%)      

Since issue #2: -21.6%

Need to stabilize soon.

90- 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%)

Since issue #2: -28.8%       

No variant at all this month.

91- 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%)

Since issue#2: -26.0%

Is heading for Spidey’s level. In a way, it’s perhaps the same kind of product, not aimed at angsty-on-continuity readers.

93- 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%)

Since issue #2: -41.1%

In danger, clearly.

 95- 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%)

Since issue #2 : -39.6%

With no surprise, absolutely no new readers from the crossover stayed to learn more about Silk.

 96- 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%)

Since issue #2 : -44.3%

It’s nice to Gerry Conway back at Marvel with so many projects.

 

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%)

Since issue #2: -44.2%

Introducing the Sinister Six 2099. Don’t laugh, there was a Fantastic Four 2099 at one point!

 98- 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%)

Since issue #2 : - 37.8%

The start of the last arc, with a variant cover, combined with a steady rise in sales, brings quite a number of people back.

102- HAUNTED MANSION LTD

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

OK, there is some variant covers on this issue but still… Turning this into an ongoing would seem like the right move.

 105- 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%)
      
Since issue #2: -38.3%

Starring Black Panther & Klaw. All is doing well for this title, without any fuss.

 108- 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%)

Since issue #2:  -30.1%

Won’t have the time to really explore the depths below 20K since it’s gonna be relaunched without Groot.

 110- 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%)  (CV 2)

Since issue #2 : - 27.3 %

Volume 24 of the series is waiting for you post Civil War 2.

 111- 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%)

Since issue #2 : -29.3%

Falling for the first time below the 20K bridge.

 114- SQUADRON SUPREME

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%)

Since issue #2 : - 32.4% 

Luckily, kept out of the Civil War hocus pocus so far.

 115- 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%)
   
Since issue #2: -28.1%

There is a June Brigman variant cover. Someone at Marvel at last realized there was a talented artist waiting out there for Marvel to call her back.

 

118- 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%)

Since issue#2 :  - 41.4%
Average +% TPB sales #1-5 : +11.0%
ANT-MAN TPB VOL.1: 4,406

Under 20K for the first time.

 100- 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%)

Since issue #2 : -48.2 %

Still-doesn’t-work. For sure, something major will be done involving the Inhumans & the X-Men post Civil War.

 127- 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%)

Since issue #2 : -47.7%

The start of a new arc, with a variant cover. This doesn’t work this time.

129- AMAZING SPIDER-MAN AND SILK: SPIDER(FLY) EFFECT LTD ($5)

03/16-  Spider-Man & Silk Spiderfly Effect Ltd  #1  -  30,806 
04/16   Spider-Man & Silk Spiderfly Effect Ltd  #2  -  22,182   (-28.0%) 
05/16   Spider-Man & Silk Spiderfly Effect Ltd  #3  -  19,949   (-10.1%)  
06/16   Spider-Man & Silk Spiderfly Effect Ltd  #4  -  17,072   (-14.4%)

People keep forgetting to buy the next installment of this mini.

 131- STAR-LORD

07/14  Star Lord #1 – 78,501
08/14  Star Lord #2 – 37,109 (-52.7%)
09/14  Star Lord #3 – 32,918 (-11.3%)
10/14  Star Lord #4 – 37,123 ( 12.8%)
11/14  Star Lord #5 – 36,905 ( -0.6%)
12/14  Star Lord #6 – 32,863 (-11.0%)
01/15  Star Lord #7 – 28,174 (-14.3%)
01/15  Star Lord #8 – 25,227 (-10.5%)
02/15  Star Lord #9 – 38,655 (+53.2%)   B. Vortex
03/15  Star Lord#10 – 40,836 (+ 4.5%)   B. Vortex
04/15  Star Lord#11 – 41,325 (+ 1.2%)   B. Vortex
05/15  Star Lord#12 – 25,580 (-38.1%)
---
07/15  Star-Lord & Kitty Pride Ltd #1 -  44,760 
08/15  Star-Lord & Kitty Pride Ltd #2 -  32,578  (-27.2%)
09/15  Star-Lord & Kitty Pride Ltd #3 -  31,012  (-  4.8%)

11/15	Star-Lord  #1 - 47,104   
12/15  Star-Lord  #2  - 26,348 (-44.1%)
01/16  Star-Lord  #3  - 22,698 (-13.9%)
02/16  Star-Lord  #4  - 19,117 (-15.8%)
03/16  Star-Lord  #5  - 17,374   (-9.1%)
04/16  Star-Lord  #6  - 17,653  (+1.6%)
05/16  Star-Lord  #7 -  15,147  (-14.2%)
06/16  Star-Lord  #8 -  16,762  (+10.7%)

Since issue #2 : - 36.4%

,2 variant covers this month, both by « cosmic » artists one by Ron Lim, the other by Jim Starlin. Marvel just won’t give up on it so be prepared for his relaunch post CW 2.

 132- 138-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%)

Since issue #2 : - 50.3%

With a quite nice Ariel Olivetti cover on its #8 issue!

134- NIGHTHAWK

05/16  Nighthawk  #1  -  34,039 
06/16  Nighthawk  #2  -  16,522  (-51.5%)            

Will be returning to the night soon.

 

135- 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%)

Since issue #2 : - 53.0 %

Mimicking the look of Civil War covers, but not a tie-in. Retailers couldn’t have cared less.

139- 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%)

Since issue #2: -51.5%

Doomed, but a second paperback is listed in Amazon’s preorder list. This could get ugly.

 141- 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%)

Since issue #2 : - 49.5 %

The web of destiny is damaged. Not as much as spider’s fans wallets though, with so many spider-themed books out there. That’s one less from now on.

145- 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%)

Since issue #2: -16.4%

Everything was made to make it a comics success. It just won’t happen. It was worth a try to lure fans of the TV show, though.

146- 155- 159- 235- 268-299-TIMELY COMICS  ($3)

06/16 ANAD Avengers  - 14,881
06/16 Awesome Hulk     - 13,732
06/16 Moon Girl & DD  - 13,473
06/16 Doctor Strange      -  8,040
06/16 Daredevil               - 6,557
06/16 Iron Man                - 5,601

These very cheap reprints contain the first three issues of each of the listed series at less than the price of ONE issue. Clearly, a super bargain– one we are clearly not used to from Marvel. Who would like to buy the first paperback of a series after that, though? Better to try to catch on with issue #4 and #5. Apparently, Marvel did not gave enough information about what would be the content of these Timely Comics so a lot of shops under ordered it and did not correct once the true content was known. Clearly, it could have sold more.

 

147- 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%)

Since issue #2 : -36.3 % 
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%

Who wouldn’t buy an issue titled « I kissed a squirrel and I liked it »?

148- 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%)

Since issue #2: -46.2%

This issue will contain some revelations about the Spaceknights. Too bad Dan Abnett wasn’t pick up for Rom’s relaunch. He would have done wonders and had already some pitch ideas for it.

 161- 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%)

Since issue #2: -35.7%

Will there be room enough for both a Patsy Walker and a Betty and Veronica book out there in July? Be prepared for a cat fight. Start of a new arc, with variants.

 169- 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%)

Since issue #2 : -41.4 %

Safe because of its targeted audience and its good TPB sales.

 

183- X-MEN WORST X-MAN EVER LTD

02/16 X-Men Worst X-Man Ever Ltd #1 of 5 -  21,399
03/16 X-Men Worst X-Man Ever Ltd #2 of 5 -  15,169  (-29.1%)
04/16 X-Men Worst X-Man Ever Ltd #3 of 5 -  13,436  (-11.4%)
05/16 X-Men Worst X-Man Ever Ltd #4 of 5 -  11,972  (-10.9%)
06/16 X-Men Worst X-Man Ever Ltd #5 of 5 -  11,327  (-  5.4%)

It could have been worse.

 186- 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%)

Since issue #2 : - 53.6%

Where are the supposedly mad-crazy fans of the movie?

187- 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%)    

Since issue #2: -33.9%

Atrocious numbers. Nighthawk will probably follow, as he’s following the same pattern.

 

196- A YEAR OF MARVEL LTD($5)

04/16 A year of Marvel Amazing Ltd #1 of 6 -  12,717
05/16 ---
06/16 A year of Marvel Incredible Ltd #2 of 6 – 10,104  (-20.5%)

It wasn’t very clear but even if its subtitled the incredible with a #1, this seems like the follow up of two months ago anthology, with two new stories connected to two months of the year. This hasn’t fooled comics retailers who ordered it accordingly.

244- DARK TOWER DRAWING OF THE 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%)
05/16 Dark Tower Drawing of 3 Bitter Medicine Ltd #3 of 5 -  7,433  (-  2.1%)

164 people suffered memory loss.

 246- SCARLET

07/10 Scarlet #1 -  32,015
08/10 ---
09/10 Scarlet #2 – 27,312  (-14.7%)
10/10---
11/10 Scarlet #3 – 24,986  (-  8.5%)
12/10 ---
01/11 ---
01/11 Scarlet #4 -  22,011  (-11.9%)
02/11 ---
03/11 Scarlet #5 – 20,473  (-  7.0%)
...
02/13 Scarlet #6 -  16,528  (-19.3%)
...
07/13 Scarlet #7 -  13,250  (-19.8%)
…
05/16 Scarlet #8 –   8,492  (-35.9%)
05/16 Scarlet  #9 -   7,385  (-13.0%)
06/16 Scarlet #10-   7,386  (+ 0.0%)

Since issue #2: -73.0%

Conclusion of the second arc. As a fantasy, it’s priced 3,95$, not 3,99$. This was more a technical floppy release than anything else, throwing those long awaiting 3 issues two months in a row. Compared to any other Image creator owned book, that’s not bad. Compared to other big names creators owned books, that’s bad. And for a book released by such a big company than Marvel from such big creators, this is close to a disaster. TPB sales can correct that, if their promotion is done better..


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 if you’re a hairdresser, I wouldn’t recommend for you to come work in France. Love you!

Comments

  1. Rikk Odinson says

    “Where are the supposedly mad-crazy fans of the movie?”

    I loved the movie and have every GotG comic from the 70’s on up and even I have dropped the entire line.
    I wanted a cool cosmic books after the movie and Marvel has completely screwed the pooch on this.
    The Rocket Raccon “joke” was played out before Skottie left.
    Star-Lord has been one of the worst comics I’ve ever read.
    Drax is just stupid.
    The Main Guardians comic is anything BUT a Guardians comic. Bendis obviously didn’t want to write about the Guardians and it’s shown throughout his entire run.
    Guardians of Infinity was good but splitting the book up with lame back-up stories probably killed any chance it might have had.

    Just as Bendis and Marvel destroyed the Avengers books for me a few years back and then proceeded to completely hose the X-Men, they then completed the trifecta and have pretty much ruined the Guardians for me at this point.

    I’m 50. at this point in my life, when I drop books they are dropped for good. Hopefully the new fans enjoy this stuff but, Marvel just kinda stinks anymore to me.

    The only book I’m buying from them anymore is Moon Knight, and honestly? I’m kinda sick of the whole “Is he crazy or what?” thing they’ve been on for the last couple relaunches and am just buying it until it gets cancelled in 6-8 months.

  2. Andrew Brown says

    dude Nova’s name is Richard Rider, not Raider. the Dick Rider jokes don’t make sense, otherwise

  3. hgfh says

    Used to Love the Guardians of Galaxy but they imo have ruined franchise Main book blah, Star-lord bad Drax Awful, Rocket Raccoon Pathetic Waste of trees Guardians Infinity pointless. Seems like marvel took wrong that with movie thought people wanted Bwhahahahah books or goofy takes on characters..
    Wasnt a month back you where going black is beautiful on Power Man and Iron Fist on sales of 1st 2 issues then people looked at artwork and read the book and dropped it like it was infected with ebola.
    Squirelgirl, Gwenpool etc seems to be internet darlings but always on buttom of charts.
    Heck I even torrent my new books 90% off marvel is so bad right now even though they are free still feel like a ripoff

  4. Christopher Bussmann says

    Sad to see sales so low on Black Widow: it’s great, one of only three Marvel titles I’m still buying (the other two are Black Panther & Moon Knight).

  5. Steve says

    So, somebody explain the acclaim the Black Panther book is getting? I’m 4 issues into it and finally dropping it because it’s talky and really uninteresting to me (admittedly Priest’s version is now “definitive” to me, but Hickman did a great job with the character.)

    Seriously – -what am I missing with this new book so much so that there’s a spin-off coming?

  6. Ian Raistrick says

    The reason Timely Comics were “underordered” is because retailers had already stocked up on second and third prints of the issues that were included in the Timelies and we chose not to undercut ourselves. Marvel was very clear about what these were- a stick in the eye of retailers.

  7. says

    Thanks all for your comments!

    Andrew Brown: thanks for the correction on Nova’s name. Actually, I wasn’t trying to make any joke but I’m glad to know I accidently screw one :p

    Hgfh: Squirrel Girl is doing very fine, thanks for her. Both are not at the bottom of the charts.
    Power Man and Iron fist is low and in danger but its sales since issue #3 don”t show that a lot of people are leaving the title. And certainly not after looking at Sanforg Greene gorgeous art! at least I hope so.
    And coming here bragging how you torrent almost all of your book and yet still find some time to spit venom on it is quite….amazing. I’m pretty sure the industry needs mor epeople like you to become better.

    Dave: I read the first three issues of Venom thanks to the Timely offer and I have to say that, indeed this looks like one of Ariel Olivetti best work but I’m still confused by the fact that his drawing is lacking – for me- some mouvement effects to be more dynamic. That’s weird, there is tons of sound computer effects and light effects, so why being shy into adding some mouvement lines to the mix?

    Ian: I hadn’t thought about the retailer side on this one. But frankly, from my side, I know I would never have bought any issues of those titles if not for this special offer.

  8. Wayne Hollander says

    It’s very very dispiriting that some of the (IMHO) best books sell so poorly – Mockingbird, Patsy Walker, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Ant-Man. Books written and drawn in anything but “house style.” The man who writes Scarlet Witch is closer to the guy who wrote DC’s Starman than the guy churning out Squadron Supreme.

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