The biggest surprise in the December Diamond-NA comics chart is not that DC has five of the top six comics (and six of the top ten), or that DC & Marvel are in a virtual tie for market share (DC edges out Marvel for dollar share, while Marvel edges out DC for unit share), or even that DC is maintaining strong sales of both Dark Nights Metal & Doomsday Clock.
Hey, this column is monthly again! This could be a great time for celebration but, helas, time are grim for Marvel sales reports. The crisis is here. Anything selling more than 40K is a supra–hit and any title managing to not fall under 20K before its 12th issue can be deemed a moderate success.