Marvel Month-to-Month Sales May 2016: To Be Able To Count Past Issue 12 Or Not? That’s The Question.

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by Xavier Lancel

Welcome to a new analysis of the Marvel sales. Reminder: I’m French, that’s why I’m talking funny. Please adress your complaints to my «it’s-always-weird-for-most-french-people-to-see-that-many-US-flags-when-we-travel-because-we-are-ashamed-of-our-own, mostly-a-symbol-of-racism-and-intolerance» country.

First, please excuse me again for the lateness of this column. As it was finished, a leak of the Marvel line-up post Civil War 2 appeared. Even if it’s missing some titles who, obviously, will still be part of the line-up (like Spider-Man/Deadpool or X-Men and Inhumans series), it confirms some of the cancellations who seemed inevitable and, surprisingly, again and again, relauches of titles that were already relaunched less than 1 year ago. This seems like it will happen now every 9 months, after each event. That’s a pity, as it makes even more difficult to follow the evolution of one title sales, constantly interrupted by relaunches and tie-ins. TPB sales updates will be back next month.

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.

2- CIVIL WAR 2 LTD ($5)

05/16-  Civil War II #0 -  177,283             

Introductory chapter of the All New All-changing-everything and All-emptying wallets Marvel new crossover event. I’m happy to see Olivier Coipel on this because that means more $$ for him but it would nice to see him used a little more creatively (like that time they made him redesign all of Asgard, almost a decade ago). Update: I’m psy-powered it seems, as Olivier is back on Thor as its ongoing penciller and designer post Civil War 2, with the relaunch of the Classic Thor.

3- PUNISHER

05/16-  Punisher  #1  -  110,726            

Steve Dillon is back on the character, with a new writer, Becky Cloonan. Even if it sounds stupid, I’m curious to see what a female writer will perhaps add to such a testoterone-charged character.

1- CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS

05/16-  Cap America SR #1  -  99,768            

Nice debut for this new volume. With all the stupid controversy (can we even call it controversy when there is nothing controversial at all, only fictional drama as usual?), someone could have expected a more impressive debut, but perhaps this will show in reorders next month. Is it the first time Jesus Saiz is at the helm of a new title at Marvel? If so, let’s wish him good luck. Since Checkmate, DC hasn’t really used him wisely (he was for example completely inappropriate on Resurrection Man 2).

 

6- 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%)

Since issue #2: -55.1%
TPB VOL.1: 33,180   
Average +%TPB sales issues 1-6: +18.9%
STAR WARS TP VOL.2:  9,914 
Average +% TPB Sales issues #7-12: +7.3%

Business as usual.

 

8- DARTH VADER ($5)

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%)

Since issue #2: -30.9%
DARTH VADER TP VOL.1:  24,092
Average +% TPB Sales issues #1-6: +19.1%
DARTH VADER TP VOL.2:  10.533  
Average +% TPB Sales issues #7-12: +11.2%

A new story arc bring in many more copy ordered, proof that the shops have new customers for the series, probably wanting to switch from paperback to floppies. There is no variant cover and it’s $5, making this jump all the more impressive.

9- 133-BLACK PANTHER

04/16-  Black Panther  #1  -  268,782                  [+15,523]
05/16	Black Panther   #2  -   77,654    (-71.2%)

Nobody expected this one to crack the 100K with issue#2. But, even if the reorder activity makes it look worse, there had to be some special deals to explain such a difference. So far, amazing sales, of course.

10- 38- 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 -  245,873 
10/15 Amazing Spider-Man  #2 -  111,322   (-54.7%)    
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%)

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%)
…
05/16 Amazing Spider-Man  #1.5 – 41,907  (-  5.1%)

Since #2: -32.7%

Start of a new arc, so there is a nice rebound. Meanwhile, the late last 1. issue is out. Will apparently be relaunched with the additional name Renew your Vows post Civil War 2. Remember, a mini with the same name once skyrocketed in sales during Secret Wars, almost reaching the level of Amazing Spider-Man #1 numbers.

12- STAR WARS POE DAMERON

04/16-  SW Poe Dameron Ltd  #1  -  175,322    
05/16   SW Poe Dameron Ltd  #2  -    68,922     (-60.7%)    

Ouch! So there are more than 100,000 copies of issue #1 out there without their #2 counterpart. It’s not a $1 issue bin retailers are gonna need, it’s a whole shop! It seems to confirm that Star Wars comics buyers want « en masse » to read the original heroes adventures, not really the modern ones.

15- 220- 287-SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL

01/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #1  -  164,256                  [+7,601]        
02/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #2  -    80,512  (-51.0%)
03/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #3  -    73,238   (-  9.0%) [+5,235]
04/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #4  -    64,931   (-11.3%)
05/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #5  -    63,821   (-  1.7%)

Since issue #2: -20.7%

Excellent results, and gained without any variant cover on issue #5! Meanwhile, issues #1 and #3 put on some nice reorders. This is clearly an amazing success. Expect other team-up books with Deadpool, Spider-Man or Mighty Thor to appear soon.

16- 17- 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 -  261,805                   
11/15	Deadpool  #2 -    92,008  (-64.9%) 
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%)

Since issue#2 : - 37.2%

Issue #12 features Deadpool 2099. We can safely say that this one is not ready to have his own title yet.

18- DEADPOOL LAST DAYS OF MAGIC ($5)

05/16  Deadpool Last Days of Magic   -  55,679            

Are you ready for perhaps a….Dr Strange-Deadpool team-up book? This seems so.

20- 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%)

Since issue #2: -17.5%

Despite this huge fall (but without any variant), this is still an amazing success, with very few readers lost on the way and a sales level unheard of for years on a Wolverine title.

 21- 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%)

Since issue #2 : - 22.1%

Introducing the new Wasp, with a a new costume, very nice but probably a nightmare to draw for pencillers. New French talent Elsa Charretier will pencil a Wasp ongoing series after Civil War 2. You already saw her on Starfire for DC and with the release of her creator owned-book The Infinitie Loop at IDW. Saleswise, everything is doing perfectly OK for this title.

22- ALL NEW X-MEN ($5)

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)

Since issue #2 : - 8.2%    

Another « Gee, my dad is a bad guy, will I become one too then? » intrigue. Someone skipped his biology class and he’s not the only one…And it’s $5 for you.

23- 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)

Since issue #2: -1.2%

Almost the same number of readers as for the All New X-Men chapter. Logic is safe.

24- 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%)

Since issue #2 : -22.6%

Same thing here.

25- 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)

Since issue #2 : - 20.1%
SPIDER-GWEN VOL.0: 6,339 
Average +% TPB sales issues 1-5: +6.2%

Despite many variants, that’s a lot fewer people  who don’t want to know how the Spider-Women event is ending.

26- 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%)

Since issue #2 : -24.1%  

No variant cover at all. It’s mind-blowing that this title is selling so well after decades of Marvel being reluctant to give back to him any ongoing series. Update: and now, there are gonna be two post Civil War, with the release of Doctor Strange Sorcerors Supreme (note the plural, perhaps a team book?)

27- 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)

Since issue #2: -26.0%

A prologue to Civil War, which explains the boost. Already slated for a relaunch post Civil War 2.

28- 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%)

Since issue #2: -18.9%             

False joy, this one is till searching for its sales level. No variant cover at all.

30- OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN LTD

01/16  Obi-Wan and Anakin #1 of 5  -  102,861   
02/16  Obi-Wan and Anakin #2 of 5  -    58,431  (-47.1%)
03/16  Obi-Wan and Anakin #3 of 5  -    53,636  (-  8.2%) 
04/16  Obi-Wan and Anakin #4 of 5 -     50,486  (-  5.9%)        
05/16  Obi-Wan and Anakin #5 of 5 -     48,430  (-  4.1%)

50K seems to be the zone where SW mini-series travel to.

 31- 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%)

Since issue #2: -32.6%

Exploring the Viking roots of the title, which is nice. Sales take a dump, but the title is still doing great and would have to lose way more readers to be considered a fail.

32- THUNDERBOLTS

05/16-  Thunderbolts  #1  -  45,169             

A very weak debut for this new volume, calling back a huge portion of the original cast of the series. But the cover art and costume designs do scream « 90’s esthestics » , which isn’t very appealing, at least for me, despite all my love for the old cast.

 

35-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%)

Since issue #2 : - 12.2%

Very stable, and at a way higher sales level than the Waid/Samnee run, at least when it comes to floppy sales.

 36- 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%)

Those minis will keep going on. Not only do they sell well in floppies, but they add a new volume to Deadpool TPB collection, which means a steadily income each and every month, for each of them released.

37- DAREDEVIL / PUNISHER ($5)

05/16-  Daredevil / Punisher  #1  -  42,145       

At the exact same level than the current Daredevil series, which is quite good.

 

40- 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%)

Since issue #2 : -  27.2%

Back where it was before Stand Off, but a little lower. Apparently, we are supposed to be intrigued by Rogue meeting Gambit. Geez, is the love imbroglio between those two not over yet? It’s so annoying.

41- EMPRESS

04/16  Empress  #1  -  55,829
05/16  Empress  #2  -  38,758   (-30.6%)
             

It’s quite nice to have the 4 names of the whole creative team quite visible on the main cover.

 

43- 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%)

Since issue #2 :  -25.7 %
GUARDIANS OTG VOL.4 HC: 2,241

With the GOG line cut short, this one could stay a hit.

 44- 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%)

Since issue #2 : -  31.3%

Excellent behavior, without any variant cover. This is a perfect sales level for X-23.

45- 52-GWENPOOL

04/16-  Gwenpool  #1  -  100,852  
05/16   Gwenpool  #2  -     38,162    (-62.2%) 

05/16   Gwenpool  #0  -     33,797         

One of the worst recent falls from issue #1. That’s not a good sign at all for what will perhaps be as fleeting as an internet buzz. Issue #0, at $5, reprints her recent Howard The Duck back-ups.

47- 281-MOON KNIGHT 

04/16-  Moon Knight  #1  -  65,388                   [+5,450]
05/16   Moon Knight  #2  -  35,489     (-45.7%)  

Reorder activity on issue #1 make it less impressive than it is, but the fall from issue#1 is actually even lower than that, which is a good start.

48- 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%)     

Since issue #2: -12.8%

Falling behind its « older brother », which probably wasn’t planned. And this despite a gorgeous Shakespearian naked cover. What a shame! Will be relaunched already post Civil War, with the same creative team.

49- DEADPOOL MASSACRE LTD

05/16-  Deadpool Massacre Ltd  #1  -  34,463          

Presenting Mexico Deadpool.

50- NIGHTHAWK

05/16-  Nighthawk  #1  -  34,039             

That’s not a good debut. But come on, 3 ongoing series on Squadron Supreme characters, isn’t that a bit too much? The action takes place in Chicago. So Chicago-based readers should support this one more than the others. Not sure it will be enough, as it already seems like it won’t come back post Civil War 2.

56- 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%)       

Since issue #2: -10.1%

We are now where the title should stabilize to be at the same level Daredevil was with the same creative team. Obviously, this turned out to be a little lower.

 57- 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)

Since issue #2 : -19.5%

The at-first spectacular effects of the crossover are wearing off quite quickly.

58- 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%)

Since issue#2: -11.1%

The success of the mini made our expectations higher. Still, it’s not bad, so far.

 59- 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%)

Since issue #2 : -36.0 %

Connected to Civil War 2 but not really advertised as such. So no bump.

60 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%)

Since issue #2: -16.5%       

The start of a new arc, highly advertised with several variants. This seems to work every time now. So far, it doesn’t seem to be part of the Marvel catalog anymore post Civil War 2.

 

62-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%)

Since issue #2 :  - 42.2%

Advertised as « your last chance to breath before Civil War 2 ». I couldn’t have said it better! Will not come back post Civil War 2, at least not under this name.

 

64- 73-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%)

Since issue #2 : - 3490%

We will at last know how the sluttiest MU character (the Torch) ever made it with royalty (case in fact, Medusa). Probably the Chris Evans effect….

 

65- 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 Cap America S. Wilson  #1 -  62,535
10/15 Cap America S. Wilson  #2 -  40,224  (-35.7%)
11/15 Cap America S. Wilson  #3 -  33,984  (-15.5%)
12/15 Cap America S. Wilson  #4 -  29,512  (-13.2%)
01/16 Cap America S. Wilson  #5 -  29,081  (-  1.5%)
02/16 Cap America S. Wilson  #6 -  27,111  (-  6.8%)
03/16 Cap America S. Wilson  #7 -  54,881(+102.4%)
04/16 Cap America S. Wilson  #8 -  31,052  (-43.4%)  (Stand Off)
05/16 Cap America S. Wilson  #9  -  27,480  (-11.5%) (Stand Off)

Since issue #2 : -22.8%

Back to its previous numbers, despite being still tied-in Stand Off. That’s not a good sign. OMG! Redwing now has torpedoes on its back?! I noticed he’s white now but is he still called Redwing?

 67- 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)

Since issue #2 : -2.5%

Part 7 of the event. $ count to follow this event so far: $29. $5 more to go with Spider-Women Omega next month. That will make it $34. That’s a lot of money not spent on diapers.

68- 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%)

Since issue #2: - 32.2%

Speeding up toward cancellation zone, despite having Mighty female Thor as a guest. Putting other people, from more diverse communities in the role of their long-running heroes is not always working saleswise. The signal seems pretty clear with this one: it will not stick. Are you prepared to have a green child murdered at the end of Civil War 2? –Update: well, not so! The title is continuing post Civil War 2, with no relaunch.

 69- 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%)

Since issue #2 : - 28.5%

Kinda connected to Civil War 2 and guest starring Thanos. All this probably hides another 2K fall. This doesn’t really matter since it’s stated to be relaunched post Civil War 2.

71- 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%)

No variant at all. Talk about an erratic behavior. Yet, I couldn’t be happier for it, Sanford Greene needs to be more recognized for his talent.

74- 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%)

Since issue #2: -17.8%

Struggling. This new Alpha Flight volume has to make it past issue #12! –Update: it will not, at least not on the cover, as it will be relaunched once again post Civil War 2. God, is it Volume 10 already or what?

 

76- KARNAK 

10/15 Karnak  #1 -  63,672
11/15 ---
12/15 ---
01/16 ---
02/16 Karnak  #2 -  26,796  (-57.9%)
03/16 ---
04/16 Karnak  #3 -  26,670  (-  0.5%)
05/16 Karnak  #4 -  23,748  (-11.0%)

Since issue #2: -11.4%

This one could get back in people’s minds with a relaunch.

 77- 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%)

Since issue #2 : -43.0%

Slowing down, with no variant cover at all. That’s a good sign. –Update: to end before Civil War 2 concludes.

 

80- 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%)

Since issue #2: -43.4%

The other hispanic hero of the MU will probably not beat its previous record of consecutive issues published but who would have bet a 2099 revival title would make it past 20 issues nowadays? That’s already a win.

83- MOCKINGBIRD

03/16-  Mockingbird   #1  -  42,335      
04/16   Mockingbird    #2  - 32,965    (-22.1%)  
05/16   Mockingbird	 #3   - 21,912   (-33.6%)

Since issue #2: -33.6%

Doomed. –Update: and not part of the post Civil War 2 line-up, which is no surprise.

 84- 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%)
      
Since issue #2: -35.1%

Still an amazing level for this kind of product, usually totally ignored by MU core fans.

88- 99- 148- 160- 173-  178- 181-185-TRUE BELIEVERS STAR WARS ($1)

05/16 Star Wars Classic -  21,331  
05/16 Star Wars -  18,950 
05/16 Darth Vader – 17,109    
05/16 Droids – 14,004     
05/16 Vader Down – 12,268
05/16 Covers – 11,435
05/16 Shattered Empire – 11,129
05/16 Kanan – 10,916
05/16 Chewbacca – 10,7483
05/16 Lando – 10,013

Many #1 reprints of Star Wars stuff. Glad to see that Droids, the good old Star Comics title, is so well ranked. It’s available now in paperback.

 89- 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%)

Since issue #2:  -27.6%

For those interested by Jay Fosgitt, the artist on this title, they can pick some My Little Pony titles at IDW, where he sometimes draw some of the funniest and best written stories currently produced. And you don’t need to be a brownie to enjoy that! The serie will be relaunched without Groot post Civil War 2.

91- SILVER SURFER

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%)

Since issue #2: -158%    

This run should be remembered fondly for years to come. It has been a while since any creative team let its mark on a Silver Surfer title. Nicely done!

 

93- 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%)

Since issue#2 :  - 33.7%
Average +% TPB sales #1-5 : +11.0%
ANT-MAN TPB VOL.1: 4,406

Back to its previous sales level. All in all, Marvel will manage to sell more than 20 issues of an Ant-Man title, which isn’t bad. But apparently, not many more, since it’s not part of the relaunch line of titles post Civil War 2 – so far.

95- 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%)  

Working quite well for this kind of product (infinite comics put on paper)

 96- 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%)

Since issue #2 : - 45.7 %

The only title going up without any gimmick in the whole Marvel line is also the one its writer will leave. Once again, I can’t believe Marvel will not try to relaunch it. –Update: I’m no Dream Girl, so far, it disapeared from Marvel October sollicitations.

 97- 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%)

Since issue #2 : - 29.5% 

Falling behind the 20K line for the first time, after having nicely stabilized four months in a row. It will survive Civil War 2 and make it past issue #12, which is a nice proof of support by Marvel.

 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%)

Since issue #2 : -45.4 %

Who in his right mind thought two ongoing Inhumans titles could survive?

 107- 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%)

Since issue #2 : -46.0%

OMG! Why is Steve Rogers that old on the cover?

113- 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%)

Since issue #2: -7.3%

That’s weird. Either this Stand-off tie-in didn’t attract any new readers, or they decided to stay. Spider-Man costume looks a little weird on its Mike Norton cover (no variant this month). Marvel seem at last ready to give up on a SHIELD title post Civil War 2.

 114- 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%)

Since issue #2 : - 46.1%

Well, apparently, the new Carnage is more popular than the new Venom. But Venom will be relaunched post Civil War 2!

115- 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%)

Still an amazing success.

 

117- 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%)

Since issue #2 : - 51.2 %

Smallest fall so far. Hey, I try to stay positive!

 119- 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%)
   
Since issue #2: -34.5%

If people are so into covers, why don’t buy « en masse » this title, seeing that David Aja is signing the better ones he has ever done every moth? In this issue, she’s traveling to Paris to meet Le Peregrine, the french hero we’re ashamed for! I’m betting two croissants he’s gonna try to seduce her in a very annoying way. It seems like this one gets axed before the end of Civil War 2.

 123- 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%)

Since issue #2 : - 48.0 %

Will be cancelled in September, for obvious reasons.

131- 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%)

Since issue #2: -42.0%

You’ll have to switch to DC and Boom! to follow the rest of Dan Abnett comics career.

 137- 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%)

Since issue #2 : - 43.3 %

I doubt it will make it past issue #12. –Update: well, it’s relaunched post Civil War 2, once again!-

 139- 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%)

Since issue #2 : - 42.5%

Will get the axe next month. Update: but will come back with a relaunch post Civil War 2!! My God, why so much effort?!

 

140- UNBEATTABLE SQUIRREL GIRL 

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

Since issue #2 : -34.4 % 
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%

Floppy sales become rather weak, making its TPB sales look even stronger by comparaison.

152- HYPERION

03/16-  Hyperion  #1  -  31,679 
04/16   Hyperion  #2  -  16,178  (-48.9%)  
05/16   Hyperion  #3   -  13,204  (-19.4%)    

Since issue #2: -19.4%

Too bad this one is not finding its audience. This road-movie themed comic book with a superpowered truck driver is intriguing… but not for too many people. Will not make it past Civil War 2.

 153- 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%)

Since issue #2 : -40.7 %

The start of a new arc, but not supported by any variant covers. That proves that at least half of those bumps we see now with each new arc come mostly from the numbers of variants.

 

167- 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%)

That’s 4 times less readers than for Apocalypse Wars. Think of it the next time X-men fans will complain about endless crossovers.

 168- 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%)

Since issue #2: -43.3%

Can you count the number of shells on its cover? Hercules seems overly protected you-know-where.

 163- ILLUMINATI

11/15	Illuminati  #1 -  44,163    
12/15  Illuminati  #2 -  23,090  (-47.7%)
01/16  Illuminati  #3 -  19,025  (-17.6%)
02/16  Illuminati  #4 -  15,280  (-19.7%)
03/16  Illuminati  #5 -  13,561  (-11.2%)
04/16  Illuminati  #6 -  13,933  (+ 2.7%)
05/16  Illuminati  #7 -  12,093  (-13.2%)

Since issue #2: -47.6%

Not shining in the dark, for sure.

 176- 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%)

Since issue #2 : - 51.2%

Despite all the good things I could say about CM Punk’s visual appeal, saleswise, this one is turning into a disaster, but has not many issues left, as it will not come back post Civil War 2.

 

195- WEIRDWORLD  

06/15 Weirdworld #1  -  48,688
07/15 Weirdworld #2  -  26,307  (-46.0%)
08/15 Weirdworld #3  -  23,784  (-  9.6%)
09/15 Weirdworld #4  -  22,206  (-  6.6%)
10/15 Weirdworld #5  -  18,996  (-14.5%)
11/15 ---
12/15 Weirdworld  #1 -  30,288
01/16 Weirdworld  #2 -  17,759  (-41.4%)
02/16 Weirdworld  #3 -  14,190  (-20.1%)
03/16 Weirdworld  #4 -  11,993  (-15.5%)
04/16 Weirdworld  #5 -  10,730  (-10.5%)
05/16 Weirdworld  #6 -    9,877  (-  7.9%)

Since issue #2: -44.4%

As loved by critics as ignored by buyers.

 206- 229-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%)

Since issue #2: -73.0%

This is what I was talking about. Marvel is just throwing those two issues in a row, 3 years after the last one released. This is just painful to see: 7K for an acclaimed Brian Bendis/Alex Maleev  creator owned book? Any other company could have done better.

 

209- POWERS

05/14  Bureau #10   -  9,002  (  0.5%)
06/14  ---
07/14  ---
08/14  ---
09/14  Bureau #11   -  8,747  ( -2.8%)
10/14  ---
11/14  Bureau #12   -  8,379  ( -4.2%)
...
01/15 Powers #1 -  16,467 
02/15 ---
03/15 Powers #2 -  12,266  (-25.5%)
04/15 ---
05/15 Powers #3 -  10,485  (-14.5%)
06/15 ---
07/15 Powers #4 -   9,806  (- 6.5%)
08/15 ---
09/15 ---
10/15 Powers #5 -  9,381  (- 4.3%)
11/15 ---
12/15 ---
01/16 ---
02/16 ---
03/16 ---
04/16 ---
05/16 Powers  #6 – 8,237  (-12.2%)

Since issue #2: -32.8%

Marvel just doesn’t know how to handle its indy catalog.

 217- RED WOLF

12/15	Red Wolf #1 -  39,288
01/16   Red Wolf #2 -  26,662  (-32.2%)
02/16   Red Wolf #3 -  12,211  (-54.2%)
03/16   Red Wolf #4 -    9,932  (-18.7%)
04/16   Red Wolf #5 -    8,445  (-15.0%)
05/16   Red Wolf  #6 -    7,773  (-  8.0%)

Since issue #2: -70.8%

Record number of readers lost since issue #2 (well, after Scarlet).

221- 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%)

Clearly destined for addicts who can’t wait for the trade.

 289- STAR BRAND AND NIGHTMASK

12/15  Star Brand and Nightmask #1 -  27,969
01/16  Star Brand and Nightmask #2 -  11,677  (-58.3%)
02/16  Star Brand and Nightmask #3 -    8,956  (-23.3%)
03/16  Star Brand and Nightmask #4 -     6,678  (-25.4%)
04/16  Star Brand and Nightmask #5 -     5,653  (-15.3%)
05/16  Star Brand and Nightmask #6 -     5,216  (-17.7%)
      
Since issue #2: -55.3%

Finding a copy of this one will be hard.

 

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 recommand for you to come worki in France. Love you!

Comments

  1. Sean says

    DEADPOOL MASSACRE LTD was actually a reprint of an issue of the regular Deadpool book – which was originally all in Spanish, IIRC. This reprint was a “badly translated into English” edition.

    An extra 34k for someone lazily putting the script thru an Internet translator website? Not too shabby.

  2. says

    RE: “167- X-MEN WORST X-MAN EVER LTD – That’s 4 times less readers than for Apocalypse Wars. Think of it the next time X-men fans will complain about endless crossovers.”

    This is a “it doesn’t count” mini-series focused on an unestablished character.

    I think most x-fans who complain about endless crossovers would like to see any number of the dozens of unused x-characters in a decent story set in continuity. (Or maybe it was just awful; I won’t be reading to find out).

  3. Mathieu Doublet says

    Jay Fosgitt is also writing and drawing the nice Bodie Troll at Oni Press (one completed mini-series and only one issue for the second but I can suddenly understand why :) )

  4. Pedro Bouça says

    Hey, you can follow Dan Abnett’s career in 2000 AD too! Not just you despise the comics done in your native country, you are also despising the british too?

  5. says

    Pedro Bouça I so despised Dan Abnett and british comics that the last issue of my magazine was focused on….Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, with a lot of articles on some of their UK work and I quote Dan more or less “the more introspective interview ever done on my work”.
    Oh, and before that, which scripter did we spend almost an entire issue on? Mike Carey. Oh, and there is in every issue a column called English Corner dedicated to make french readers learn a little more about UK-produced comics.
    So yeah, with all those informations, I suppose I’m probably despising UK comics, you’re right.

    And where did you find any hint that I would despise french comics?
    You can follow Dan Abnett’s career in novels too. Boo, that probably means that you despise prose, Bad boy!
    The information you gave was insightful, yeah, Dan Abnett is also often working for 2000 AD. That was interesting. The rest? Callingsc me names for the sake of it, your choice.

  6. says

    I just do not understand Marvel’s vision any more. Floppies are dying in favor of trades, yet they keep cancelling series and rebooting them which in turn destroys the demand for Marvel trades. They are starting to resemble DC in the area of bad management. I am seeing Marvel sales tank big time right now with the exception of just a few titles. Sure, Marvel has a bigger market share than DC but the floppy market is dying, Trades are the future and Marvel is going to screw their trade sales up royally with constant reboots.

  7. Marvel Hater says

    marvel is concentrating more on political correctness than just writing a good story.

  8. Comic Cruncher says

    Xavier,

    A fun column as usual, thank you.

    To nitpick, some of your calculations seem a bit off? E.g.

    Uncanny Inhumans:
    Since issue #2 : – 3490%

    Silver Surfer:
    Since issue #2: -158%

  9. Lorraine Williams says

    Well its nice to see Bendis’s endless anal rape of the marvel universe is finally having an effect. But I dont get why Captain Marvel keeps getting protected, its a terrible title.

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