by David Carter

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

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.

No, the biggest surprise is that Diamond has expanded to chart to include the Top 500 items, rather than just the Top 300 as has been the case for most of the chart’s modern incarnation. (Diamond briefly toyed with a Top 400 around the start of 2014, but it only lasted a handful of months before they returned to the Top 300.) John Jackson Miller over at Comichron claims that this is a permanent change, and he generally knows about such things.

It is a welcome change, in that it gives us more data. We now have sales figures for all of DC’s comics released in the month (in the past, there were almost always a handful of titles whose sales fell outside of the Top 300), and we get more re-order figures as well. For example, we never would have known that the first issue of Mystik U got an additional 584 comics sold in December if not for the expansion out to 500!

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As mentioned above, there is a lot of good news in DC on the Diamond chart this month, but when you dig closer you’ll see that DC have a lot of problems right now as well: Many of the Rebirth books have dropped back down to their pre-Rebirth levels; DC insists on continuing to mount DCU mini-series for C- and D-list characters when recent examples should tell them to stop doing that!; Young Animal is suffering due (in part) to consistent lateness of its flagship title (Doom Patrol); Vertigo is dead and a toxic brand, but DC don’t seem to realize it; The WildStorm relaunch is sinking; the Hanna-Barbera books are sliding off into oblivion; and the Digital First titles don’t seem to have the pep that they used to. DC have many problems to address in the coming year, so good luck to them…

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

Please consider the fine print at the end of the column (there are some minor changes in the fine print this month, to further clarify a few things). We also commend to you our analysis of cumulative DC Rebirth trade collection sales.

(Note that the percentage comparisons are done with total orders including reorder activity.)

1 – DOOMSDAY CLOCK ($4.99)
11/2017: Doomsday Clock #1 of 12 — 238,643 [261,246]
12/2017: Doomsday Clock #2 of 12 — 158,603 (- 39.3%)

A drop of nearly 40% is right on the upper edge of what is expected for a second issue, but when you consider that this issue did not have a variant lenticular cover, the drop is perfectly reasonable. If DC can keep interest up for the remaining issues, this will go down as a success (and you can expect to see more of this kind of thing in DC’s future…). And an additional 15,511 copies of the first issue show up on this month’s Diamond chart as well.

2 – DARK NIGHTS: METAL ($4.99)
06/2017: The Forge #1 — 130,651 [139,088]
07/2017: The Casting #1 — 128,261 (- 7.8%)
08/2017: Metal #1 — 261,997 (+104.3%) [284,188]
09/2017: Metal #2 — 149,487 (- 39.9%) [162,823]
10/2017: Metal #3 — 158,698 (- 2.5%) [159,655]
11/2007: —
12/2017: Metal #4 — 152,567 (- 4.4%)
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6 months: + 9.7%

Case in point, the enthusiasm continues for Metal, coming back this month after its planned hiatus. Any concerns DC might have had for either Doomsday Clock or Metal eating into each other are so far allayed; instead they’ve taken their tolls further down the chart. The increase of Diamond’s monthly chart from Top 300 to Top 500 pays its first dividend, as an addition 957 copies of issue #3 show up this month. There was also a Director’s Cut of issue #1, which moved 11,252 copies at $6.99 a pop and have been rolled into the figures for that issue.

4, 5 – BATMAN ($2.99)
12/2007: Batman #671 — 71,189
12/2012: Batman #15 — 151,568
12/2013: Batman #26 — 119,443
12/2014: Batman #37 — 113,255
12/2015: Batman #47 — 127,201
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12/2016: Batman #12 — 111,391 (- 4.5%)
12/2016: Batman #13 — 108,407 (- 2.7%)
01/2017: Batman #14 — 106,816 (- 1.5%)
01/2017: Batman #15 — 102,802 (- 3.8%)
02/2017: Batman #16 — 102,096 (- 0.7%)
02/2017: Batman #17 — 99,637 (- 2.4%)
03/2017: Batman #18 — 98,100 (- 1.5%)
03/2017: Batman #19 — 97,501 (- 0.6%)
04/2017: Batman #20 — 97,544 (+ 0.0%)
04/2017: Batman #21 — 219,472 (+134.1%) [228,310]
05/2017: Batman #22 — 186,914 (- 18.1%)
05/2017: Batman #23 — 96,542 (- 48.3%)
06/2017: Batman #24 — 116,037 (+ 36.7%) [131,939]
06/2017: Batman #25 — 102,798 (- 17.6%) [108,749]
07/2017: Batman #26 — 107,071 (- 1.5%)
07/2017: Batman #27 — 102,335 (- 4.4%)
08/2017: Batman #28 — 104,666 (+ 2.3%)
08/2017: Batman #29 — 100,787 (- 3.7%)
09/2017: Batman #30 — 100,083 (- 0.7%)
09/2017: Batman #31 — 98,594 (- 1.5%)
10/2017: Batman #32 — 108,945 (+ 10.5%)
10/2017: Batman #33 — 97,839 (- 10.2%)
11/2017: Batman #34 — 96,676 (- 1.2%)
11/2017: Batman #35 — 97,459 (+ 0.8%)
12/2017: Batman #36 — 94,385 (- 3.2%)
12/2017: Batman #37 — 92,902 (- 1.6%)
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6 months: – 22.2%
1 year : – 14.8%
2 years : – 26.4%
5 years : – 38.2%
10 years: + 31.5%

Yes, you may be concerned that Batman now looks to be firmly below the 100K mark, but I don’t think DC is terribly worried. It’s only when compared to recent years that being below 100K is disappointing; recall that immediately prior to the New 52, Batman was selling in the low 50K range. Any other comics publisher would kill to have a twice-monthly book selling this well. So no tears for Batman.


6 – BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT ($3.99)
10/2017: White Knight #1 of 8 — 86,791 [94,706]
11/2017: White Knight #2 of 8 — 69,668 (- 19.7%) [76,940]
12/2017: White Knight #3 of 8 — 72,679 (- 5.5%)

Doing really well, with first month sales for issue #3 above those of issue #2, helped no doubt by second printings of the first two issues showing up in December as well.


9 – METAL one-shots ($3.99)
09/2017: Batman Red Death #1 — 81,904 [100,831]
09/2017: Batman Murder Machine #1 — 78,202 (- 12.0%) [88,693]
10/2017: Batman Dawnbreaker #1 — 89,427 (+ 0.8%)
10/2017: Batman Drowned #1 — 89,861 (+ 0.5%)
10/2017: Batman Merciless #1 — 87,920 (+ 4.1%) [93,530]
11/2017: Batman Devastator #1 — 94,496 (+ 3.2%) [96,519]
11/2017: Batman Lost #1 — 101,267 (+ 4.9%)
11/2017: Batman Who Laughs #1 — 105,183 (+ 16.6%) [118,105]
12/2017: Hawkman Found #1 — 64,617 (- 45.3%)

When considered in the context of the Metal one-shots for previous months, Hawkman Found may be found wanting. But if you consider it as a Hawkman comic—whose last miniseries, The Death of Hawkman, finished with sales of just 13K—this is a runaway smash. Such is the power of Metal: To get people to care about a Hawkman comic! (There were also a few of the other previous one-shots that showed up on the chart this month with new printings.)


14, 15 – DETECTIVE COMICS ($2.99)
12/2007: Detective Comics #839 — 62,297 [65,773]
12/2012: Detective Comics #15 — 106,395
12/2013: Detective Comics #26 — 56,538
12/2014: Detective Comics #37 — 54,953
12/2015: Detective Comics #47 — 45,867
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12/2016: Detective Comics #946 — 66,374 (- 5.1%)
12/2016: Detective Comics #947 — 65,090 (- 1.9%)
01/2017: Detective Comics #948 — 64,090 (- 1.5%)
01/2017: Detective Comics #949 — 61,543 (- 4.0%)
02/2017: Detective Comics #950 — 62,628 (+ 1.8%)
02/2017: Detective Comics #951 — 59,630 (- 4.8%)
03/2017: Detective Comics #952 — 59,722 (+ 0.2%)
03/2017: Detective Comics #953 — 59,160 (- 0.9%)
04/2017: Detective Comics #954 — 58,187 (- 1.6%)
04/2017: Detective Comics #955 — 57,666 (- 0.9%)
05/2017: Detective Comics #956 — 57,178 (- 0.8%)
05/2017: Detective Comics #957 — 56,344 (- 1.5%)
06/2017: Detective Comics #958 — 56,226 (- 0.2%)
06/2017: Detective Comics #959 — 55,449 (- 1.4%)
07/2017: Detective Comics #960 — 55,074 (- 0.7%)
07/2017: Detective Comics #961 — 54,407 (- 1.2%)
08/2017: Detective Comics #962 — 54,259 (- 0.3%)
08/2017: Detective Comics #963 — 52,975 (- 2.4%)
09/2017: Detective Comics #964 — 53,552 (+ 1.1%)
09/2017: Detective Comics #965 — 57,102 (+ 6.6%)
10/2017: Detective Comics #966 — 56,801 (- 0.5%)
10/2017: Detective Comics #967 — 55,556 (- 2.2%)
11/2017: Detective Comics #968 — 56,948 (+ 2.5%)
11/2017: Detective Comics #969 — 52,855 (- 7.2%)
12/2017: Detective Comics #970 — 52,560 (- 0.6%)
12/2017: Detective Comics #971 — 51,727 (- 1.6%)
—————–
6 months: – 6.6%
1 year : – 20.7%
2 years : + 13.7%
5 years : – 51.0%
10 years: – 20.7%

A return to standard attrition for the second tier Bat-book.


17, 27 – BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II ($3.99)
12/2015: Batman/TMNT #1 of 6 — 134,526 [164,941]
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05/2016: Batman/TMNT #6 of 6 — 64,911
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12/2017: Batman/TMNT II #1 of 6 — 50,213 (- 22.6%)
12/2017: Batman/TMNT II #2 of 6 — 41,791 (- 16.8%)
—————–
2 years : – 72.1%

Not nearly the level of its predecessor, but then again after the first series and IDW’s series, it’s not quite the novelty that it was either.


25, 20 – SUPERMAN ($2.99)
12/2007: Superman #671 — 45,290
12/2012: Superman #15 — 51,225
12/2013: Superman #26 — 36,877
12/2014: Superman #37 — 50,383
12/2015: Superman #47 — 47,377
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12/2016: Superman #12 — 60,992 (- 4.2%)
12/2016: Superman #13 — 59,393 (- 2.6%)
01/2017: Superman #14 — 60,409 (+ 1.7%)
01/2017: Superman #15 — 57,412 (- 5.0%)
02/2017: Superman #16 — 56,105 (- 2.3%)
02/2017: Superman #17 — 54,561 (- 2.8%)
03/2017: Superman #18 — 57,879 (+ 6.1%)
03/2017: Superman #19 — 56,439 (- 2.5%)
04/2017: Superman #20 — 53,373 (- 5.4%)
04/2017: Superman #21 — 51,373 (- 3.7%)
05/2017: Superman #22 — 51,938 (+ 1.1%)
05/2017: Superman #23 — 51,264 (- 1.3%)
06/2017: Superman #24 — 50,762 (- 1.3%)
06/2017: Superman #25 — 50,873 (+ 0.2%)
07/2017: Superman #26 — 50,173 (- 1.4%)
07/2017: Superman #27 — 48,953 (- 2.4%)
08/2017: Superman #28 — 48,922 (- 0.1%)
08/2017: Superman #29 — 49,294 (+ 0.8%)
09/2017: Superman #30 — 47,664 (- 3.3%)
09/2017: Superman #31 — 46,868 (- 1.7%)
10/2017: Superman #32 — 46,571 (- 0.6%)
10/2017: Superman #33 — 45,544 (- 2.2%)
11/2017: Superman #34 — 47,844 (+ 5.1%)
11/2017: Superman #35 — 45,447 (- 5.0%)
12/2017: Superman #36 — 44,281 (- 2.6%)
12/2017: Superman #37 — 48,591 (+ 9.7%)
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6 months: – 8.6%
1 year : – 22.9%
2 years : – 2.0%
5 years : – 9.3%
10 years: + 2.5%

Issue #37 kicked off the “Super Sons of Tomorrow” crossover with Teen Titans and Super Sons. It’s good for a modest 10% gain for Superman, but as usual pays off more with the lesser-selling titles in the crossover further down on the chart.


21, 23 – FLASH ($2.99)
12/2007: Flash #235 — 43,788
12/2012: Flash #15 — 45,925
12/2013: Flash #26 — 36,601
12/2014: Flash #37 — 37,026
12/2015: Flash #47 — 42,129
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12/2016: Flash #12 — 64,476 (- 5.6%)
12/2016: Flash #13 — 62,800 (- 2.6%)
01/2017: Flash #14 — 60,732 (- 3.3%)
01/2017: Flash #15 — 58,402 (- 3.8%)
02/2017: Flash #16 — 57,039 (- 2.3%)
02/2017: Flash #17 — 55,234 (- 3.2%)
03/2017: Flash #18 — 54,959 (- 0.5%)
03/2017: Flash #19 — 53,918 (- 1.9%)
04/2017: Flash #20 — 53,828 (- 0.2%)
04/2017: Flash #21 — 174,803 (+251.3%) [189,108]
05/2017: Flash #22 — 163,767 (- 13.4%)
05/2017: Flash #23 — 54,640 (- 66.6%)
06/2017: Flash #24 — 54,275 (- 0.7%)
06/2017: Flash #25 — 54,632 (+ 0.7%)
07/2017: Flash #26 — 54,237 (- 0.7%)
07/2017: Flash #27 — 53,806 (- 0.8%)
08/2017: Flash #28 — 54,076 (+ 0.5%)
08/2017: Flash #29 — 52,819 (- 2.3%)
09/2017: Flash #30 — 52,905 (+ 0.2%)
09/2017: Flash #31 — 52,412 (- 0.9%)
10/2017: Flash #32 — 51,775 (- 1.2%)
10/2017: Flash #33 — 69,679 (+ 34.6%)
11/2017: Flash #34 — 50,364 (- 27.7%)
11/2017: Flash #35 — 48,496 (- 2.5%) [49,127]
12/2017: Flash #36 — 47,998 (- 2.3%)
12/2017: Flash #37 — 46,881 (- 2.3%)
—————–
6 months: – 12.9%
1 year : – 25.5%
2 years : + 12.6%
5 years : + 3.3%
10 years: + 8.3%

22, 24 – JUSTICE LEAGUE ($2.99)
12/2012: Justice League #15 — 115,074
12/2013: Justice League #25 — 94,004
12/2013: Justice League #26 — 90,592
12/2014: Justice League #37 — 72,081
12/2015: Justice League #46 — 75,660
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12/2016: Justice League #10 — 73,652 (- 5.5%)
12/2016: Justice League #11 — 71,527 (- 2.9%)
01/2017: Justice League #12 — 72,598 (+ 1.5%)
01/2017: Justice League #13 — 70,437 (- 3.0%)
02/2017: Justice League #14 — 65,458 (- 7.1%)
02/2017: Justice League #15 — 64,230 (- 1.9%)
03/2017: Justice League #16 — 62,515 (- 2.7%)
03/2017: Justice League #17 — 61,165 (- 2.2%)
04/2017: Justice League #18 — 58,737 (- 4.0%)
04/2017: Justice League #19 — 57,647 (- 1.9%)
05/2017: Justice League #20 — 56,119 (- 2.7%)
05/2017: Justice League #21 — 55,351 (- 1.4%)
06/2017: Justice League #22 — 54,047 (- 2.4%)
06/2017: Justice League #23 — 53,283 (- 1.4%)
07/2017: Justice League #24 — 52,700 (- 1.1%)
07/2017: Justice League #25 — 51,507 (- 2.3%)
08/2017: Justice League #26 — 51,048 (- 0.9%)
08/2017: Justice League #27 — 50,023 (- 2.0%)
09/2017: Justice League #28 — 49,298 (- 1.4%)
09/2017: Justice League #29 — 48,425 (- 1.8%)
10/2017: Justice League #30 — 48,477 (+ 0.1%)
10/2017: Justice League #31 — 47,541 (- 1.9%)
11/2017: Justice League #32 — 73,839 (+ 55.3%)
11/2017: Justice League #33 — 71,769 (- 1.2%) [72,959]
12/2017: Justice League #34 — 46,958 (- 35.6%)
12/2017: Justice League #35 — 46,228 (- 2.8%)
—————–
6 months: – 13.2%
1 year : – 35.8%
2 years : – 38.4%
5 years : – 59.5%

The new creative team debuts, but the market scarcely notices as sales fall right back to where they were before last month’s Metal tie-ins.


26, 29 – ACTION COMICS ($2.99)
12/2007: Action Comics #860 — 56,254
12/2012: Action Comics #15 — 61,298
12/2013: Action Comics #26 — 37,489
12/2014: Action Comics #37 — 39,168
12/2015: Action Comics #47 — 29,021
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12/2016: Action Comics #969 — 46,573 (- 4.8%)
12/2016: Action Comics #970 — 45,856 (- 1.5%)
01/2017: Action Comics #971 — 44,894 (- 2.1%)
01/2017: Action Comics #972 — 43,110 (- 4.0%)
02/2017: Action Comics #973 — 43,047 (- 0.1%)
02/2017: Action Comics #974 — 41,712 (- 3.1%)
03/2017: Action Comics #975 — 47,382 (+ 13.6%)
03/2017: Action Comics #976 — 46,846 (- 1.1%)
04/2017: Action Comics #977 — 43,865 (- 6.4%)
04/2017: Action Comics #978 — 43,555 (- 0.7%)
05/2017: Action Comics #979 — 43,336 (- 0.5%)
05/2017: Action Comics #980 — 42,811 (- 1.2%)
06/2017: Action Comics #981 — 42,520 (- 0.7%)
06/2017: Action Comics #982 — 41,799 (- 1.7%)
07/2017: Action Comics #983 — 41,764 (- 0.1%)
07/2017: Action Comics #984 — 40,957 (- 1.9%)
08/2017: Action Comics #985 — 41,014 (+ 0.1%)
08/2017: Action Comics #986 — 40,607 (- 1.0%)
09/2017: Action Comics #987 — 96,867 (+138.5%)
09/2017: Action Comics #988 — 91,303 (- 5.7%)
10/2017: Action Comics #989 — 88,083 (- 3.5%)
10/2017: Action Comics #990 — 80,955 (- 8.1%)
11/2017: Action Comics #991 — 78,461 (- 3.1%)
11/2017: Action Comics #992 — 41,955 (- 45.7%) [42,586]
12/2017: Action Comics #993 — 42,016 (- 1.3%)
12/2017: Action Comics #994 — 41,495 (- 1.2%)
—————–
6 months: – 1.0%
1 year : – 9.6%
2 years : + 43.9%
5 years : – 31.9%
10 years: – 25.8%

Back to normal now that the lenticular cover madness is over and done.


31 – TEEN TITANS ($3.99)
12/2007: Teen Titans #54 — 53,790
12/2012: Teen Titans #15 — 68,707
12/2013: Teen Titans #26 — 29,149
12/2014: Teen Titans #5 — 34,101
12/2015: Teen Titans #14 — 26,239
12/2015: Teen Titans #15 — 27,201
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12/2016: Teen Titans #3 — 44,116 (- 16.6%)
01/2017: Teen Titans #4 — 41,304 (- 6.4%)
02/2017: Teen Titans #5 — 39,028 (- 5.5%)
03/2017: Teen Titans #6 — 37,572 (- 3.7%)
04/2017: Teen Titans #7 — 36,056 (- 4.0%)
05/2017: Teen Titans #8 — 43,385 (+ 20.3%)
06/2017: Teen Titans #9 — 36,058 (- 16.9%)
07/2017: Teen Titans #10 — 35,308 (- 2.1%)
08/2017: Teen Titans #11 — 33,434 (- 5.3%)
09/2017: Teen Titans #12 — 57,359 (+ 71.6%)
10/2017: Teen Titans #13 — 32,058 (- 44.1%)
11/2017: Teen Titans #14 — 30,596 (- 4.6%)
12/2017: Teen Titans #15 — 38,745 (+ 26.6%)
—————–
6 months: + 7.5%
1 year : – 12.2%
2 years : + 45.0%
5 years : – 43.6%
10 years: – 28.0%

A nice percentage jump for the “Super Sons of Tomorrow” crossover. Not as nice as for the Metal crossover a few months ago, but TT will take whatever it can get!

34 – MISTER MIRACLE ($3.99)
08/2017: Mr. Miracle #1 of 12 — 33,493 [48,175]
09/2017: Mr. Miracle #2 of 12 — 41,575 (- 13.7%)
10/2017: Mr. Miracle #3 of 12 — 40,488 (- 2.6%)
11/2017: Mr. Miracle #4 of 12 — 39,202 (- 1.7%) [39,786]
12/2017: Mr. Miracle #5 of 12 — 37,693 (- 5.3%)

A bit of a correction there, but there were reorders for issue #4 appearing this month, so I wouldn’t be too concerned yet.


35, 39 – WONDER WOMAN ($2.99)
12/2007: Wonder Woman #15 — 44,628
12/2012: Wonder Woman #15 — 41,641
12/2013: Wonder Woman #26 — 32,773
12/2014: Wonder Woman #37 — 43,066
12/2015: Wonder Woman #47 — 40,123
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12/2016: Wonder Woman #12 — 55,639 (- 5.2%)
12/2016: Wonder Woman #13 — 54,589 (- 1.9%)
01/2017: Wonder Woman #14 — 52,784 (- 3.3%)
01/2017: Wonder Woman #15 — 50,978 (- 3.4%)
02/2017: Wonder Woman #16 — 49,921 (- 2.1%)
02/2017: Wonder Woman #17 — 48,662 (- 2.5%)
03/2017: Wonder Woman #18 — 47,484 (- 2.4%)
03/2017: Wonder Woman #19 — 46,745 (- 1.6%)
04/2017: Wonder Woman #20 — 45,266 (- 3.2%)
04/2017: Wonder Woman #21 — 44,597 (- 1.5%)
05/2017: Wonder Woman #22 — 44,114 (- 1.1%)
05/2017: Wonder Woman #23 — 43,704 (- 0.9%)
06/2017: Wonder Woman #24 — 43,371 (- 0.8%)
06/2017: Wonder Woman #25 — 44,106 (+ 1.7%)
07/2017: Wonder Woman #26 — 43,042 (- 2.4%)
07/2017: Wonder Woman #27 — 42,371 (- 1.6%)
08/2017: Wonder Woman #28 — 41,837 (- 1.3%)
08/2017: Wonder Woman #29 — 41,077 (- 1.8%)
09/2017: Wonder Woman #30 — 40,955 (- 0.3%)
09/2017: Wonder Woman #31 — 41,647 (+ 1.7%)
10/2017: Wonder Woman #32 — 39,694 (- 4.7%)
10/2017: Wonder Woman #33 — 39,920 (+ 0.6%)
11/2017: Wonder Woman #34 — 41,185 (+ 3.2%)
11/2017: Wonder Woman #35 — 38,637 (- 6.2%)
12/2017: Wonder Woman #36 — 37,647 (- 2.6%)
12/2017: Wonder Woman #37 — 36,970 (- 1.8%)
—————–
6 months: – 14.7%
1 year : – 32.3%
2 years : – 7.0%
5 years : – 10.4%
10 years: – 16.4%

When your character is hugely popular at the movies, but is meh in the comics, maybe it’s time to rethink your approach to the comic…

37 – SUPER SONS ($3.99)
02/2017: Super Sons #1 — 99,380
03/2017: Super Sons #2 — 51,723 (- 48.0%)
04/2017: Super Sons #3 — 44,561 (- 13.8%)
05/2017: Super Sons #4 — 39,412 (- 11.6%)
06/2017: Super Sons #5 — 37,022 (- 6.1%)
07/2017: Super Sons #6 — 35,461 (- 4.2%)
08/2017: Super Sons #7 — 34,165 (- 3.7%)
09/2017: Super Sons #8 — 32,615 (- 4.5%)
10/2017: Super Sons #9 — 31,677 (- 2.9%)
11/2017: Super Sons #10 — 30,051 (- 5.1%)
12/2017: Super Sons #11 — 37,356 (+ 24.3%)
—————–
6 months: + 0.9%

A nice percentage gain for the “Super Sons of Tomorrow” crossover, bringing sales (temporarily) back to where they were six months ago.


43 – HARLEY QUINN ($2.99)
12/2013: Harley Quinn #1 — 92,153 [120,312]
12/2014: Harley Quinn #13 — 68,102
12/2015: Harley Quinn #23 — 69,168
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12/2016: Harley Quinn #9 — 49,871 (- 4.9%)
12/2016: Harley Quinn #10 — 48,380 (- 4.9%)
01/2017: Harley Quinn #11 — 47,308 (- 2.2%)
01/2017: Harley Quinn #12 — 45,599 (- 3.6%)
02/2017: Harley Quinn #13 — 45,400 (- 0.4%)
02/2017: Harley Quinn #14 — 43,798 (- 3.5%)
03/2017: Harley Quinn #15 — 43,264 (- 1.2%)
03/2017: Harley Quinn #16 — 42,797 (- 1.1%)
04/2017: Harley Quinn #17 — 43,263 (+ 1.2%)
04/2017: Harley Quinn #18 — 41,645 (- 3.7%)
05/2017: Harley Quinn #19 — 41,552 (- 0.2%)
05/2017: Harley Quinn #20 — 40,596 (- 2.3%)
06/2017: Harley Quinn #21 — 40,272 (- 0.8%)
06/2017: Harley Quinn #22 — 39,389 (- 2.2%)
07/2017: Harley Quinn #23 — 39,480 (+ 0.2%)
07/2017: Harley Quinn #24 — 38,124 (- 3.4%)
08/2017: Harley Quinn #25 — 39,093 (+ 2.5%)
08/2017: Harley Quinn #26 — 37,283 (- 4.6%)
09/2017: Harley Quinn #27 — 37,087 (- 0.5%)
09/2017: Harley Quinn #28 — 36,193 (- 2.4%)
10/2017: Harley Quinn #29 — 36,113 (- 0.2%)
10/2017: Harley Quinn #30 — 38,403 (+ 6.3%)
11/2017: Harley Quinn #31 — 34,688 (- 9.7%)
11/2017: Harley Quinn #32 — 34,366 (- 0.9%)
12/2017: Harley Quinn #33 — 33,694 (- 2.0%)
—————–
6 months: – 15.4%
1 year : – 31.4%
2 years : – 51.3%

Only one issue of HQ this month, as delays pushed the final Palmiotti/Conner issue to January.


47 – TITANS ($3.99)
12/2015: Titans Hunt #3 of 12 — 20,918
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12/2016: Titans #6 — 48,612 (- 7.4%)
01/2017: Titans #7 — 46,998 (- 3.3%)
02/2017: Titans #8 — 44,028 (- 6.3%)
03/2017: Titans #9 — 42,557 (- 3.3%)
04/2017: Titans #10 — 40,893 (- 3.9%)
05/2017: Titans #11 — 45,889 (+ 12.2%)
06/2017: Titans #12 — 40,204 (- 12.4%)
07/2017: Titans #13 — 39,272 (- 2.3%)
08/2017: Titans #14 — 37,283 (- 5.1%)
09/2017: Titans #15 — 35,858 (- 3.8%)
10/2017: Titans #16 — 34,570 (- 3.6%)
11/2017: Titans #17 — 33,960 (- 1.8%)
12/2017: Titans #18 — 32,276 (- 5.0%)
—————–
6 months: – 19.7%
1 year : – 33.6%
2 years : + 54.3%

53, 57 – HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS ($2.99)
12/2007: Green Lantern Corps #19 — 50,516
12/2012: Green Lantern Corps #15 — 47,841
12/2013: Green Lantern Corps #26 — 32,797
12/2014: Green Lantern Corps #37 — 32,860
12/2015: —
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12/2016: Hal Jordan & GLC #10 — 41,234 (- 5.2%)
12/2016: Hal Jordan & GLC #11 — 40,111 (- 2.7%)
01/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #12 — 39,148 (- 2.4%)
01/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #13 — 38,053 (- 2.8%)
02/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #14 — 37,504 (- 1.4%)
02/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #15 — 36,331 (- 3.1%)
03/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #16 — 35,996 (- 0.9%)
03/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #17 — 35,205 (- 2.2%)
04/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #18 — 34,507 (- 2.0%)
04/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #19 — 34,140 (- 1.1%)
05/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #20 — 33,721 (- 1.2%)
05/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #21 — 33,259 (- 1.4%)
06/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #22 — 33,116 (- 0.4%)
06/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #23 — 32,517 (- 1.8%)
07/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #24 — 32,210 (- 0.9%)
07/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #25 — 31,838 (- 1.2%)
08/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #26 — 31,481 (- 1.1%)
08/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #27 — 31,251 (- 0.7%)
09/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #28 — 30,911 (- 1.1%)
09/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #29 — 30,864 (- 0.2%)
10/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #30 — 31,268 (+ 1.3%)
10/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #31 — 30,586 (- 2.2%)
11/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #32 — 57,000 (+ 86.4%)
11/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #33 — 33,624 (- 41.0%)
12/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #34 — 29,474 (- 12.3%)
12/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #35 — 29,203 (- 0.9%)
—————-
6 months: – 10.6%
1 year : – 27.9%
2 years : n.a.
5 years : – 38.7%
10 years: – 41.9%

Ah, no lingering Metal residual after all.


55, 56 – NIGHTWING ($2.99)
12/2007: Nightwing #139 — 49,291 [52,607]
12/2012: Nightwing #15 — 74,407
12/2013: Nightwing #26 — 38,452
12/2014: Grayson #5 — 42,611 [42,648]
12/2015: Grayson #15 — 35,765
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12/2016: Nightwing #10 — 49,436 (- 6.7%)
12/2016: Nightwing #11 — 47,781 (- 3.3%)
01/2017: Nightwing #12 — 46,057 (- 3.6%)
01/2017: Nightwing #13 — 44,462 (- 3.5%)
02/2017: Nightwing #14 — 42,656 (- 4.1%)
02/2017: Nightwing #15 — 41,423 (- 2.9%)
03/2017: Nightwing #16 — 40,289 (- 2.7%)
03/2017: Nightwing #17 — 39,467 (- 2.0%)
04/2017: Nightwing #18 — 38,858 (- 1.5%)
04/2017: Nightwing #19 — 38,230 (- 1.6%)
05/2017: Nightwing #20 — 37,646 (- 1.5%)
05/2017: Nightwing #21 — 37,309 (- 0.9%)
06/2017: Nightwing #22 — 36,343 (- 2.6%)
06/2017: Nightwing #23 — 36,055 (- 0.8%)
07/2017: Nightwing #24 — 35,370 (- 1.9%)
07/2017: Nightwing #25 — 34,587 (- 2.2%)
08/2017: Nightwing #26 — 34,020 (- 1.6%)
08/2017: Nightwing #27 — 33,250 (- 2.3%)
09/2017: Nightwing #28 — 32,874 (- 1.1%)
09/2017: Nightwing #29 — 51,102 (+ 55.4%)
10/2017: Nightwing #30 — 31,978 (- 37.4%)
10/2017: Nightwing #31 — 31,762 (- 0.7%)
11/2017: Nightwing #32 — 31,215 (- 1.7%)
11/2017: Nightwing #33 — 30,418 (- 2.6%)
12/2017: Nightwing #34 — 29,426 (- 3.3%)
12/2017: Nightwing #35 — 29,310 (- 0.4%)
—————–
6 months: – 17.8%
1 year : – 43.5%
2 years : – 4.3%
5 years : – 39.2%
10 years: – 41.1%


59 – BATMAN: CREATURE OF THE NIGHT ($5.99)
11/2017: Creature of the Night #1 of 4 — 35,347 [36,498]
12/2017: Creature of the Night #2 of 4 — 28,876 (- 20.9%)

A lower-than-normal drop-off for the second issue, and reorder activity for the first, point to this doing well for a prestige-format series.


62 – SUPERGIRL ($3.99)
12/2007: Supergirl #24 — 37,922
12/2012: Supergirl #15 — 30,814
12/2013: Supergirl #26 — 22,646
12/2014: Supergirl #37 — 26,272
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12/2016: Supergirl #4 — 31,040 (- 16.8%)
01/2017: Supergirl #5 — 29,030 (- 6.5%)
02/2017: Supergirl #6 — 26,240 (- 9.6%)
03/2017: Supergirl #7 — 24,592 (- 6.3%)
04/2017: Supergirl #8 — 23,814 (- 3.2%)
05/2017: Supergirl #9 — 22,605 (- 5.1%)
06/2017: Supergirl #10 — 22,093 (- 2.3%)
07/2017: Supergirl #11 — 21,319 (- 3.5%)
08/2017: Supergirl #12 — 27,104 (+ 27.1%)
09/2017: Supergirl #13 — 33,750 (+ 24.5%)
10/2017: Supergirl #14 — 31,720 (- 6.0%)
11/2017: Supergirl #15 — 34,314 (+ 8.2%)
12/2017: Supergirl #16 — 28,450 (- 17.1%)
—————–
6 months: + 28.8%
1 year : – 8.3%
5 years : – 7.7%
10 years: – 25.0%

Yow. I can’t see any reason for the steep decline, other than retailers trying to figure out the demand for those Artgerm variants.

64, 66 – SUICIDE SQUAD ($2.99)
12/2007: Raise the Flag #4 of 8 — 18,025
12/2012: Suicide Squad #15 — 57,132
12/2013: Suicide Squad #26 — 25,346
12/2014: New Suicide Squad #5 — 32,834
12/2015: New Suicide Squad #15 — 26,449
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12/2016: Suicide Squad #8 — 59,967 (+ 0.9%)
01/2017: Suicide Squad #9 — 54,010 (- 9.9%)
01/2017: Suicide Squad #10 — 53,649 (- 0.7%)
02/2017: Suicide Squad #11 — 48,723 (- 9.2%)
02/2017: Suicide Squad #12 — 46,860 (- 3.8%)
03/2017: Suicide Squad #13 — 45,064 (- 3.8%)
03/2017: Suicide Squad #14 — 43,388 (- 3.7%)
04/2017: Suicide Squad #15 — 40,940 (- 5.6%)
04/2017: Suicide Squad #16 — 41,929 (+ 2.4%)
05/2017: Suicide Squad #17 — 38,719 (- 7.7%)
05/2017: Suicide Squad #18 — 38,401 (- 0.8%)
06/2017: Suicide Squad #19 — 37,642 (- 2.0%)
06/2017: Suicide Squad #20 — 37,532 (- 0.3%)
07/2017: Suicide Squad #21 — 36,077 (- 3.9%)
07/2017: Suicide Squad #22 — 35,719 (- 1.0%)
08/2017: Suicide Squad #23 — 34,209 (- 4.2%)
08/2017: Suicide Squad #24 — 33,674 (- 1.6%)
09/2017: Suicide Squad #25 — 33,553 (- 0.4%)
09/2017: Suicide Squad #26 — 50,527 (+ 50.6%)
10/2017: Suicide Squad #27 — 31,754 (- 37.2%)
10/2017: Suicide Squad #28 — 31,633 (- 0.4%)
11/2017: Suicide Squad #29 — 30,113 (- 4.8%)
11/2017: Suicide Squad #30 — 29,301 (- 2.7%)
12/2017: Suicide Squad #31 — 28,229 (- 3.7%)
12/2017: Suicide Squad #32 — 27,631 (- 2.1%)
—————–
6 months: – 25.7%
1 year : – 53.4%
2 years : + 5.6%
5 years : – 51.1%
10 years: + 55.0%

68, 70 – JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ($2.99)
12/2007: JL of America #16 — 95,557
12/2013: JL of America #10 — 65,678
12/2015: JL of America #6 — 55,410
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12/2016: —
01/2017: Atom Rebirth #1 — 29,639 (- 25.5%)
01/2017: Vixen Rebirth #1 — 29,435 (- 0.7%)
01/2017: The Ray Rebirth #1 — 27,749 (- 5.7%)
01/2017: K Frost Rebirth #1 — 29,932 (+ 7.9%)
02/2017: JLA Rebirth #1 — 80,737 (+ 59.0%)
02/2017: JL of America #1 — 102,843 (+ 27.4%)
03/2017: JL of America #2 — 58,684 (- 42.9%)
03/2017: JL of America #3 — 53,354 (- 9.1%)
04/2017: JL of America #4 — 47,696 (- 10.6%)
04/2017: JL of America #5 — 45,697 (- 4.2%)
05/2017: JL of America #6 — 42,182 (- 7.7%)
05/2017: JL of America #7 — 40,970 (- 2.9%)
06/2017: JL of America #8 — 38,567 (- 5.3%)
06/2017: JL of America #9 — 37,567 (- 3.2%)
07/2017: JL of America #10 — 35,951 (- 4.3%)
07/2017: JL of America #11 — 35,164 (- 2.2%)
08/2017: JL of America #12 — 33,770 (- 4.0%)
08/2017: JL of America #13 — 32,602 (- 3.5%)
09/2017: JL of America #14 — 31,322 (- 3.9%)
09/2017: JL of America #15 — 30,900 (- 1.3%)
10/2017: JL of America #16 — 30,406 (- 1.6%)
10/2017: JL of America #17 — 29,825 (- 1.9%)
11/2017: JL of America #18 — 28,852 (- 3.3%)
11/2017: JL of America #19 — 28,092 (- 2.6%)
12/2017: JL of America #20 — 27,153 (- 3.3%)
12/2017: JL of America #21 — 26,892 (- 1.0%)
—————–
6 months: – 29.2%
1 year : n.a.
2 years : – 51.2%
10 years: – 71.7%

Apparently DC are going to try poking the Snake God to try to improve sales on JLA…

72, 75 – GREEN LANTERNS ($2.99)
12/2007: Green Lantern #25 — 90,545
12/2007: Green Lantern #26 — 69.986
12/2012: Green Lantern #15 — 74,363
12/2013: Green Lantern #26 — 51,420
12/2014: Green Lantern #37 — 44,033
12/2015: Green Lantern #47 — 45,706
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12/2016: Green Lanterns #12 — 42,241 (- 5.5%)
12/2016: Green Lanterns #13 — 41,090 (- 2.7%)
01/2017: Green Lanterns #14 — 39,854 (- 3.0%)
01/2017: Green Lanterns #15 — 38,571 (- 3.2%)
02/2017: Green Lanterns #16 — 37,845 (- 1.9%)
02/2017: Green Lanterns #17 — 36,636 (- 3.2%)
03/2017: Green Lanterns #18 — 35,824 (- 2.2%)
03/2017: Green Lanterns #19 — 35,368 (- 1.3%)
04/2017: Green Lanterns #20 — 34,224 (- 3.2%)
04/2017: Green Lanterns #21 — 33,556 (- 2.0%)
05/2017: Green Lanterns #22 — 32,686 (- 2.6%)
05/2017: Green Lanterns #23 — 32,251 (- 1.3%)
06/2017: Green Lanterns #24 — 31,683 (- 1.8%)
06/2017: Green Lanterns #25 — 31,413 (- 0.9%)
07/2017: Green Lanterns #26 — 31,045 (- 1.2%)
07/2017: Green Lanterns #27 — 30,278 (- 2.5%)
08/2017: Green Lanterns #28 — 30,024 (- 0.8%)
08/2017: Green Lanterns #29 — 29,451 (- 1.9%)
09/2017: Green Lanterns #30 — 29,462 (+ 0.0%)
09/2017: Green Lanterns #31 — 28,997 (- 1.6%)
10/2017: Green Lanterns #32 — 28,775 (- 0.8%)
10/2017: Green Lanterns #33 — 28,238 (- 1.9%)
11/2017: Green Lanterns #34 — 27,959 (- 1.0%)
11/2017: Green Lanterns #35 — 27,338 (- 2.2%)
12/2017: Green Lanterns #36 — 26,436 (- 3.3%)
12/2017: Green Lanterns #37 — 26,055 (- 1.4%)
—————–
6 months: – 16.8%
1 year : – 37.0%
2 years : – 42.6%
5 years : – 64.7%
10 years: – 67.3%


77 – AQUAMAN ($3.99)
12/2012: Aquaman #15 — 75,947
12/2013: Aquaman #26 — 38,841
12/2014: Aquaman #37 — 31,198
12/2015: Aquaman #47 — 20,251
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12/2016: Aquaman #12 — 35,571 (- 6.7%)
12/2016: Aquaman #13 — 34,619 (- 2.7%)
01/2017: Aquaman #14 — 33,377 (- 3.6%)
01/2017: Aquaman #15 — 32,424 (- 2.9%)
02/2017: Aquaman #16 — 31,408 (- 3.1%)
02/2017: Aquaman #17 — 30,584 (- 2.6%)
03/2017: Aquaman #18 — 30,044 (- 1.8%)
03/2017: Aquaman #19 — 29,279 (- 2.5%)
04/2017: Aquaman #20 — 28,452 (- 2.8%)
04/2017: Aquaman #21 — 27,837 (- 2.2%)
05/2017: Aquaman #22 — 27,215 (- 2.2%)
05/2017: Aquaman #23 — 26,841 (- 1.4%)
06/2017: Aquaman #24 — 26,455 (- 1.4%)
06/2017: Aquaman #25 — 27,793 (+ 5.1%)
07/2017: Aquaman #26 — 27,702 (- 0.3%)
08/2017: Aquaman #27 — 28,677 (+ 3.5%)
09/2017: Aquaman #28 — 28,081 (- 2.1%)
10/2017: Aquaman #29 — 27,559 (- 1.9%)
11/2017: Aquaman #30 — 27,243 (- 1.1%)
12/2017: Aquaman #31 — 25,474 (- 6.5%)
—————–
6 months: – 6.1%
1 year : – 27.4%
2 years : + 25.8%
5 years : – 66.5%

A kind of a biggish drop this month, which we’ll see for several of the lower-selling monthlies—I suspect that retailers are trimming shelf copies to make a bit more room in their budgets for either Doomsday Clock/Metal, or Marvel Legacy variants, or both.


79 – TRINITY ($3.99)
12/2016: Trinity #4 — 50,270 (- 13.7%)
01/2017: Trinity #5 — 46,204 (- 8.1%)
02/2017: Trinity #6 — 42,001 (- 9.1%)
03/2017: Trinity #7 — 39,380 (- 6.2%)
04/2017: Trinity #8 — 36,803 (- 6.5%)
05/2017: Trinity #9 — 34,317 (- 6.8%)
06/2017: Trinity #10 — 32,654 (- 4.8%)
07/2017: Trinity #11 — 31,274 (- 4.2%)
08/2017: Trinity #12 — 30,215 (- 3.4%)
09/2017: Trinity #13 — 29,106 (- 3.7%)
10/2017: Trinity #14 — 27,968 (- 3.9%)
11/2017: Trinity #15 — 27,694 (- 1.0%)
12/2017: Trinity #16 — 25,178 (- 9.1%)
—————–
6 months: – 22.9%
1 year : – 49.9%

Ending with issue #22 in April.


81 – HARLEY & IVY MEET BETTY & VERONICA ($3.99)
10/2017: H&I meet B&V #1 of 6 — 52,610
11/2017: H&I meet B&V #2 of 6 — 29,491 (- 43.9%)
12/2017: H&I meet B&V #3 of 6 — 24,356 (- 17.4%)


85 – GREEN ARROW ($3.99)
12/2007: Green Arrow/BC #3 — 40,321
12/2012: Green Arrow #15 — 20,672
12/2013: Green Arrow #26 — 24,687
12/2014: Green Arrow #37 — 20,904
12/2015: Green Arrow #47 — 30,834
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12/2016: Green Arrow #12 — 38,515 (- 7.4%)
12/2016: Green Arrow #13 — 37,365 (- 3.0%)
01/2017: Green Arrow #14 — 35,733 (- 4.4%)
01/2017: Green Arrow #15 — 34,590 (- 3.2%)
02/2017: Green Arrow #16 — 33,371 (- 3.5%)
02/2017: Green Arrow #17 — 32,392 (- 2.9%)
03/2017: Green Arrow #18 — 31,838 (- 1.7%)
03/2017: Green Arrow #19 — 30,984 (- 2.7%)
04/2017: Green Arrow #20 — 30,216 (- 2.5%)
04/2017: Green Arrow #21 — 29,993 (- 0.7%)
05/2017: Green Arrow #22 — 28,931 (- 3.5%)
05/2017: Green Arrow #23 — 28,291 (- 2.2%)
06/2017: Green Arrow #24 — 27,737 (- 2.0%)
06/2017: Green Arrow #25 — 27,388 (- 1.3%)
07/2017: Green Arrow #26 — 27,285 (- 0.4%)
07/2017: Green Arrow #27 — 26,715 (- 2.1%)
08/2017: Green Arrow #28 — 26,572 (- 0.5%)
08/2017: Green Arrow #29 — 26,455 (- 0.4%)
09/2017: Green Arrow #30 — 26,429 (- 0.1%)
09/2017: Green Arrow #31 — 25,742 (- 2.6%)
10/2017: Green Arrow #32 — 48,898 (+ 90.0%)
10/2017: Green Arrow #33 — 25,963 (- 46.9%)
11/2017: Green Arrow #34 — 25,181 (- 3.0%)
12/2017: Green Arrow #35 — 23,682 (- 6.0%)
—————–
6 months: – 14.1%
1 year : – 37.6%
2 years : – 23.2%
5 years : + 14.6%
10 years: – 41.3%

98 – RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS ($3.99)
12/2012: Red Hood & Outlaws #15 — 64,103
12/2013: Red Hood & Outlaws #26 — 25,382
12/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #37 — 18,723
12/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #7 — 25,789
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12/2016: Red Hood & Outlaws #5 — 32,860 (- 10.6%)
01/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #6 — 31,321 (- 4.7%)
02/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #7 — 28,753 (- 8.2%)
03/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #8 — 27,894 (- 3.0%)
04/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #9 — 26,410 (- 5.3%)
05/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #10 — 25,977 (- 1.6%)
06/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #11 — 25,185 (- 3.0%)
07/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #12 — 26,251 (+ 4.2%)
08/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #13 — 25,073 (- 4.5%)
09/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #14 — 24,376 (- 2.8%)
10/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #15 — 23,680 (- 2.9%)
11/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #16 — 23,610 (- 0.3%)
12/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #17 — 21,838 (- 7.5%)
—————–
6 months: – 13.3%
1 year : – 33.5%
2 years : – 15.3%
5 years : – 65.9%

99 – NIGHTWING: THE NEW ORDER ($3.99)
08/2017: NW New Order #1 of 6 — 32,515
09/2017: NW New Order #2 of 6 — 25,027 (- 23.0%)
10/2017: NW New Order #3 of 6 — 23,506 (- 6.1%)
11/2017: NW New Order #4 of 6 — 22,488 (- 4.3%)
12/2017: NW New Order #5 of 6 — 21,319 (- 5.2%)

How does it feel to treat me like you do?


104 – BATGIRL ($3.99)
12/2012: Batgirl #15 — 75,341
12/2013: Batgirl #26 — 34,885
12/2014: Batgirl #37 — 45,060
12/2015: Batgirl #46 — 27,591
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12/2016: Batgirl #6 — 31,294 (- 11.1%)
01/2017: Batgirl #7 — 28,712 (- 8.3%)
02/2017: Batgirl #8 — 26,539 (- 7.6%)
03/2017: Batgirl #9 — 25,469 (- 4.0%)
04/2017: Batgirl #10 — 24,117 (- 5.3%)
05/2017: Batgirl #11 — 23,338 (- 3.2%)
06/2017: Batgirl #12 — 22,473 (- 3.7%)
07/2017: Batgirl #13 — 22,356 (- 0.5%)
08/2017: Batgirl #14 — 22,593 (+ 1.1%)
09/2017: Batgirl #15 — 22,752 (+ 0.7%)
10/2017: Batgirl #16 — 21,314 (- 6.3%)
11/2017: Batgirl #17 — 20,337 (- 4.6%)
12/2017: Batgirl #18 — 20,056 (- 1.4%)
—————–
6 months: – 12.9%
1 year : – 42.2%
2 years : n.a.
5 years : – 73.7%

Not as big of a decline as many of the other DCU monthlies.

106 – DEATHSTROKE ($3.99)
12/2012: Deathstroke #15 — 13,528
12/2014: Deathstroke #3 — 34,010
12/2015: Deathstroke #13 — 25,344
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12/2016: Deathstroke #8 — 32,530 (- 9.1%)
12/2016: Deathstroke #9 — 31,519 (- 3.1%)
01/2017: Deathstroke #10 — 29,864 (- 5.3%)
01/2017: Deathstroke #11 — 28,625 (- 4.1%)
02/2017: Deathstroke #12 — 27,226 (- 4.9%)
02/2017: Deathstroke #13 — 26,328 (- 3.3%)
03/2017: Deathstroke #14 — 25,493 (- 3.2%)
03/2017: Deathstroke #15 — 24,746 (- 2.9%)
04/2017: Deathstroke #16 — 23,712 (- 4.2%)
04/2017: Deathstroke #17 — 23,449 (- 1.1%)
05/2017: Deathstroke #18 — 22,742 (- 3.0%)
05/2017: Deathstroke #19 — 34,772 (+ 52.9%)
06/2017: Deathstroke #20 — 24,743 (- 28.8%)
07/2017: Deathstroke #21 — 24,956 (+ 0.9%)
08/2017: Deathstroke #22 — 23,713 (- 5.0%)
09/2017: Deathstroke #23 — 22,811 (- 3.8%)
10/2017: Deathstroke #24 — 21,970 (- 3.7%)
11/2017: Deathstroke #25 — 20,899 (- 4.9%)
12/2017: Deathstroke #26 — 19,432 (- 7.0%)
—————–
6 months: – 21.5%
1 year : – 39.3%
2 years : – 23.3%
5 years : + 43.6%

107 – DC UNIVERSE HOLIDAY SPECIAL ($9.99)
12/2016: Rebirth Holiday 2016 — 23,601 (+ 72.5%)
12/2017: Universe Holiday 2017 — 19,269 (- 18.4%)

Not bad for a ten dollar comic—it ranks 18th on the dollar sales chart.

109 – WONDER WOMAN/CONAN ($3.99)
09/2017: WW/Conan #1 of 6 — 32,439
10/2017: WW/Conan #2 of 6 — 22,195 (- 31.6%)
11/2017: WW/Conan #3 of 6 — 20,103 (- 9.4%)
12/2017: WW/Conan #4 of 6 — 18,499 (- 8.0%)


114 – BATMAN BEYOND ($3.99)
12/2012: Unlimited #11 — 18,089
12/2013: Universe #5 — 15,857
12/2014: —
12/2015: Batman Beyond #7 — 21,946
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12/2016: Batman Beyond #3 — 32,916 (- 20.3%)
01/2017: Batman Beyond #4 — 29,767 (- 9.6%)
02/2017: Batman Beyond #5 — 27,495 (- 7.6%)
03/2017: Batman Beyond #6 — 26,261 (- 4.5%)
04/2017: Batman Beyond #7 — 24,789 (- 5.6%)
05/2017: Batman Beyond #8 — 24,093 (- 2.8%)
06/2017: Batman Beyond #9 — 23,370 (- 3.0%)
07/2017: Batman Beyond #10 — 22,871 (- 2.1%)
08/2017: Batman Beyond #11 — 21,640 (- 5.4%)
09/2017: Batman Beyond #12 — 21,866 (+ 1.0%)
10/2017: Batman Beyond #13 — 20,464 (- 6.4%)
11/2017: Batman Beyond #14 — 19,181 (- 6.3%)
12/2017: Batman Beyond #15 — 18,336 (- 4.4%)
—————–
6 months: – 21.5%
1 year : – 44.3%
2 years : – 16.4%
5 years : + 1.4%

Remember how last month I said about BB?: “I must admit I keep forgetting that DC is still publishing this title…”
This month I literally accidentally skipped over it on the first pass through the chart, and only caught that it was missing on the proofing check. And I bet if I hadn’t caught it, none of you would have noticed it was missing.

114 – BATWOMAN ($3.99)
12/2012: Batwoman #15 — 34,964
12/2013: Batwoman #26 — 23,311
12/2014: Batwoman #37 — 15,305
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02/2017: Rebirth #1 — 57,915 (+318.9%)
03/2017: Batwoman #1 — 60,334 (+ 4.2%)
04/2017: Batwoman #2 — 36,563 (- 39.4%)
05/2017: Batwoman #3 — 29,664 (- 18.9%)
06/2017: Batwoman #4 — 26,782 (- 9.7%)
07/2017: Batwoman #5 — 24,843 (- 7.2%)
08/2017: Batwoman #6 — 22,362 (- 10.0%)
09/2017: Batwoman #7 — 21,415 (- 4.2%)
10/2017: Batwoman #8 — 20,364 (- 4.9%)
11/2017: Batwoman #9 — 18,976 (- 6.8%)
12/2017: Batwoman #10 — 17,746 (- 6.5%)
—————–
6 months: – 33.7%
5 years : – 49.2%

115 – THE WILD STORM (WildStorm) ($3.99)
02/2017: The Wild Storm #1 — 54,442
03/2017: The Wild Storm #2 — 37,818 (- 30.5%)
04/2017: The Wild Storm #3 — 30,595 (- 19.1%)
05/2017: The Wild Storm #4 — 25,571 (- 16.4%)
06/2017: The Wild Storm #5 — 24,206 (- 5.3%)
07/2017: The Wild Storm #6 — 22,640 (- 6.5%)
08/2017: —
09/2017: The Wild Storm #7 — 20,027 (- 11.5%)
10/2017: The Wild Storm #8 — 19,041 (- 4.9%)
11/2017: The Wild Storm #9 — 18,608 (- 2.3%)
12/2017: The Wild Storm #10 — 17,599 (- 5.4%)
—————–
6 months: – 27.3%

The top-selling non-DCU title for December.


116 – DEADMAN ($3.99)
12/2016: Deadman Mansion #2 of 3 — 10,232 (- 33.1%)
01/2017: —
02/2017: Deadman Mansion #3 of 3 — 8,669 (- 15.3%)
03/2017: —
04/2017: —
05/2017: —
06/2017: —
07/2017: —
08/2017: —
09/2017: —
10/2017: —
11/2017: Deadman #1 of 6 — 35,127 (+305.2%)
12/2017: Deadman #2 of 6 — 17,486 (- 50.2%)
—————–
1 year : + 70.9%

No glow-in-the-dark cover for the second issue.

120 – BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY ($3.99)
12/2007: Birds of Prey #113 — 24,717
12/2012: Birds of Prey #15 — 24,026
12/2013: Birds of Prey #26 — 17,497
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12/2016: Batgirl & BoP #5 — 28,846 (- 13.0%)
01/2017: Batgirl & BoP #6 — 26,618 (- 7.7%)
02/2017: Batgirl & BoP #7 — 24,466 (- 8.1%)
03/2017: Batgirl & BoP #8 — 22,941 (- 6.2%)
04/2017: Batgirl & BoP #9 — 21,535 (- 6.1%)
05/2017: Batgirl & BoP #10 — 20,818 (- 3.3%)
06/2017: Batgirl & BoP #11 — 19,912 (- 4.4%)
07/2017: Batgirl & BoP #12 — 19,297 (- 3.1%)
08/2017: Batgirl & BoP #13 — 18,917 (- 2.0%)
09/2017: Batgirl & BoP #14 — 18,572 (- 1.8%)
10/2017: Batgirl & BoP #15 — 17,949 (- 3.4%)
11/2017: Batgirl & BoP #16 — 17,710 (- 1.3%)
12/2017: Batgirl & BoP #17 — 16,450 (- 7.1%)
—————–
6 months: – 17.4%
1 year : – 43.0%
5 years : – 31.5%
10 years: – 33.4%

129 – THE HELLBLAZER ($3.99)
12/2007: Hellblazer #239 — 12,344
12/2012: Hellblazer #298 — 9,132
12/2013: Constantine #9 — 22,403
12/2014: Constantine #20 — 15,574
12/2015: The Hellblazer #7 — 18,601
————————————-
12/2016: The Hellblazer #5 — 25,780 (- 10.7%)
01/2017: The Hellblazer #6 — 23,349 (- 9.4%)
02/2017: The Hellblazer #7 — 21,450 (- 8.1%)
03/2017: The Hellblazer #8 — 20,510 (- 4.4%)
04/2017: The Hellblazer #9 — 19,115 (- 6.8%)
05/2017: The Hellblazer #10 — 18,370 (- 3.9%)
06/2017: The Hellblazer #11 — 17,585 (- 4.3%)
07/2017: The Hellblazer #12 — 17,111 (- 2.7%)
08/2017: The Hellblazer #13 — 16,111 (- 5.8%)
09/2017: The Hellblazer #14 — 15,431 (- 4.2%)
10/2017: The Hellblazer #15 — 15,035 (- 2.6%)
11/2017: The Hellblazer #16 — 13,988 (- 7.0%)
12/2017: The Hellblazer #17 — 13,683 (- 2.2%)
—————–
6 months: – 22.2%
1 year : – 46.9%
2 years : – 26.4%
5 years : + 49.8%
10 years: + 10.8%

134 – BANE: CONQUEST ($3.99)
05/2017: Bane Conq #1 of 12 — 41,709
06/2017: Bane Conq #2 of 12 — 25,142 (- 39.7%)
07/2017: Bane Conq #3 of 12 — 20,287 (- 19.3%)
08/2017: Bane Conq #4 of 12 — 17,615 (- 13.2%)
09/2017: Bane Conq #5 of 12 — 15,768 (- 10.5%)
10/2017: Bane Conq #6 of 12 — 14,739 (- 6.5%)
11/2017: Bane Conq #7 of 12 — 13,719 (- 6.9%)
12/2017: Bane Conq #8 of 12 — 12,779 (- 6.9%)
—————–
6 months: – 49.2%

138 – SCOOBY APOCALYPSE ($3.99)
12/2016: Scooby Apocalypse #8 — 20,126 (- 8.4%)
01/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #9 — 19,208 (- 4.6%)
02/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #10 — 17,993 (- 6.3%)
03/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #11 — 17,281 (- 4.0%)
04/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #12 — 16,492 (- 4.6%)
05/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #13 — 16,016 (- 2.9%)
06/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #14 — 15,500 (- 3.2%)
07/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #15 — 14,931 (- 3.7%)
08/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #16 — 14,309 (- 4.2%)
09/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #17 — 13,866 (- 3.1%)
10/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #18 — 13,478 (- 2.8%)
11/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #19 — 12,974 (- 3.7%)
12/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #20 — 12,369 (- 4.7%)
—————–
6 months: – 20.2%
1 year : – 38.5%

140 – THE DEMON: HELL IS EARTH ($3.99)
11/2017: Demon Hell #1 of 6 — 16,654
12/2017: Demon Hell #2 of 6 — 12,123 (- 25.8%)

A typical second issue percentage drop.

143 – THE KAMANDI CHALLENGE ($3.99)
01/2017: Kamandi Challenge #1 of 12 — 23,576
02/2017: Kamandi Challenge #2 of 12 — 16,650 (- 29.4%)
03/2017: Kamandi Challenge #3 of 12 — 15,446 (- 7.2%)
04/2017: Kamandi Challenge #4 of 12 — 14,205 (- 8.0%)
05/2017: Kamandi Challenge #5 of 12 — 13,504 (- 4.9%)
06/2017: Kamandi Challenge #6 of 12 — 12,860 (- 4.8%)
07/2017: Kamandi Challenge #7 of 12 — 12,451 (- 3.2%)
08/2017: Kamandi Challenge #8 of 12 — 12,030 (- 3.4%)
09/2017: Kamandi Challenge #9 of 12 — 11,844 (- 1.5%)
10/2017: Kamandi Challenge #10 of 12 — 11,246 (- 5.0%)
11/2017: Kamandi Challenge #11 of 12 — 11,046 (- 1.8%)
12/2017: Kamandi Challenge #12 of 12 — 11,786 (+ 6.7%)
—————–
6 months: – 8.4%

I certainly hope that everyone working on this had fun.

149 – SUPERWOMAN ($3.99)
12/2016: Superwoman #5 — 24,761 (- 17.7%)
01/2017: Superwoman #6 — 23,065 (- 6.8%)
02/2017: Superwoman #7 — 20,435 (- 11.4%)
03/2017: Superwoman #8 — 18,857 (- 7.7%)
04/2017: Superwoman #9 — 17,836 (- 5.4%)
05/2017: Superwoman #10 — 17,068 (- 4.3%)
06/2017: Superwoman #11 — 16,137 (- 5.5%)
07/2017: Superwoman #12 — 15,209 (- 5.8%)
08/2017: Superwoman #13 — 14,181 (- 6.8%)
09/2017: Superwoman #14 — 13,343 (- 5.9%)
10/2017: Superwoman #15 — 13,039 (- 2.3%)
11/2017: Superwoman #16 — 12,232 (- 6.2%)
12/2017: Superwoman #17 — 11,414 (- 6.7%)
—————–
6 months: – 29.3%
1 year : – 53.9%

Penultimate issue.


154, 159 – BOMBSHELLS UNITED (Digital First) ($2.99)
12/2015: Bombshells #6 — 23,679
12/2015: Bombshells #7 — 23,014
———————————-
12/2016: Bombshells #20 — 14,428 (- 6.6%)
01/2017: Bombshells #21 — 13,748 (- 4.7%)
02/2017: Bombshells #22 — 13,204 (- 4.0%)
03/2017: Bombshells #23 — 12,794 (- 3.1%)
03/2017: Bombshells #24 — 12,525 (- 2.1%)
04/2017: Bombshells #25 — 12,499 (- 0.2%)
05/2017: Bombshells #26 — 13,325 (+ 6.6%)
05/2017: Bombshells #27 — 12,917 (- 3.1%)
06/2017: Bombshells #28 — 12,011 (- 7.0%)
06/2017: Bombshells #29 — 11,858 (- 1.3%)
07/2017: Bombshells #30 — 11,970 (+ 0.9%)
07/2017: Bombshells #31 — 11,869 (- 0.8%)
08/2017: Bombshells #32 — 12,079 (+ 1.8%)
08/2017: Bombshells #33 — 11,652 (- 3.5%)
09/2017: Bomb United #1 — 22,177 (+ 90.3%)
09/2017: Bomb United #2 — 14,388 (- 35.1%)
10/2017: Bomb United #3 — 13,317 (- 7.4%)
10/2017: Bomb United #4 — 12,874 (- 3.3%)
11/2017: Bomb United #5 — 12,504 (- 2.9%)
11/2017: Bomb United #6 — 12,043 (- 3.7%)
12/2017: Bomb United #7 — 11,218 (- 6.9%)
12/2017: Bomb United #8 — 10,996 (- 2.0%)
—————–
6 months: – 6.9%
1 year : – 23.0%
2 years : – 52.4%


155, 161 – INJUSTICE 2 (Digital-First) ($2.99)
12/2013: Injustice #12 — 21,871 (- 3.7%)
12/2014: Injustice Y3 #5 — 16,611 (- 0.8%)
12/2014: Injustice Y3 #6 — 16,141 (- 2.8%)
12/2015: —
———————————–
12/2016: Ground Zero #1 — 17,513 (+ 42.2%)
12/2016: Ground Zero #2 — 13,406 (- 23.5%)
01/2017: Ground Zero #3 — 11,980 (- 10.6%)
01/2017: Ground Zero #4 — 11,927 (- 0.4%)
02/2017: Ground Zero #5 — 11,043 (- 7.4%)
02/2017: Ground Zero #6 — 11,110 (+ 0.6%)
03/2017: Ground Zero #7 — 10,920 (- 1.7%)
03/2017: Ground Zero #8 — 10,670 (- 2.3%)
04/2017: Ground Zero #9 — 10,669 (- 0.0%)
04/2017: Ground Zero #10 — 10,466 (- 1.9%)
05/2017: Ground Zero #11 — 10,231 (- 2.2%)
05/2017: Ground Zero #12 — 10,025 (- 2.0%)
05/2017: Injustice 2 #1 — 24,325 (+142.6%)
05/2017: Injustice 2 #2 — 13,557 (- 44.3%)
06/2017: Injustice 2 #3 — 13,645 (+ 0.6%)
06/2017: Injustice 2 #4 — 13,342 (- 2.2%)
07/2017: Injustice 2 #5 — 13,960 (+ 4.6%)
07/2017: Injustice 2 #6 — 13,372 (- 4.2%)
08/2017: Injustice 2 #7 — 13,272 (- 0.7%)
08/2017: Injustice 2 #8 — 13,104 (- 1.3%)
09/2017: Injustice 2 #9 — 12,783 (- 2.4%)
09/2017: Injustice 2 #10 — 12,390 (- 3.1%)
10/2017: Injustice 2 #11 — 12,356 (- 0.3%)
10/2017: Injustice 2 #12 — 12,022 (- 2.7%)
11/2017: Injustice 2 #13 — 11,899 (- 1.0%)
11/2017: Injustice 2 #14 — 11,543 (- 3.0%)
12/2017: Injustice 2 #15 — 11,199 (- 3.0%)
12/2017: Injustice 2 #16 — 10,927 (- 2.4%)
—————–
6 months: – 18.0%
1 year : – 28.4%
2 years : n.a.


163 – RAGMAN ($2.99)
10/2017: Ragman #1 of 6 — 17,220
11/2017: Ragman #2 of 6 — 12,507 (- 27.4)
12/2017: Ragman #3 of 6 — 10,775 (- 13.8)

165 – FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS ($3.99)
12/2016: Future Quest #8 — 18,296 (- 8.1%)
01/2017: Future Quest #9 — 17,089 (- 6.6%)
02/2017: Future Quest #10 — 16,246 (- 4.9%)
03/2017: Future Quest #11 — 15,750 (- 3.1%)
04/2017: —
05/2017: Future Quest #12 — 15,528 (- 1.4%)
06/2017: —
07/2017: —
08/2017: FQ Presents #1 — 18,347 (+ 18.2%)
09/2017: FQ Presents #2 — 13,783 (- 24.9%)
10/2017: FQ Presents #3 — 12,788 (- 7.2%)
11/2017: FQ Presents #4 — 11,721 (- 8.3%)
12/2017: FQ Presents #5 — 10,657 (- 9.1%)
—————–
6 months: n.a.
1 year : – 41.8%

Featuring Birdman.

166 – BLACK LIGHTNING: COLD DEAD HANDS ($3.99)
11/2017: Cold Dead Hands #1 of 6 — 18,750 (+112.6%)
12/2017: Cold Dead Hands #2 of 6 — 10,510 (- 43.9%)

2.3 million people watched the debut of the Black Lightning television show.


168 – NEW SUPER-MAN ($3.99)
12/2016: New Super-Man #6 — 21,000 (- 17.3%)
01/2017: New Super-Man #7 — 18,959 (- 9.7%)
02/2017: New Super-Man #8 — 16,962 (- 10.5%)
03/2017: New Super-Man #9 — 15,576 (- 8.2%)
04/2017: New Super-Man #10 — 14,748 (- 5.3%)
05/2017: New Super-Man #11 — 13,995 (- 5.1%)
06/2017: New Super-Man #12 — 13,610 (- 2.8%)
07/2017: New Super-Man #13 — 12,951 (- 4.8%)
08/2017: New Super-Man #14 — 12,339 (- 4.7%)
09/2017: New Super-Man #15 — 12,431 (+ 0.7%)
10/2017: New Super-Man #16 — 11,543 (- 7.1%)
11/2017: New Super-Man #17 — 10,844 (- 6.1%)
12/2017: New Super-Man #18 — 10,387 (- 4.2%)
—————–
6 months: – 23.7%
1 year : – 50.5%


175, 184 – GOTHAM CITY GARAGE (Digital-First) ($2.99)
10/2017: Gotham City Garage #1 of 12 — 24,333
10/2017: Gotham City Garage #2 of 12 — 15,418 (- 40.3%)
11/2017: Gotham City Garage #3 of 12 — 12,765 (- 17.2%)
11/2017: Gotham City Garage #4 of 12 — 10,689 (- 16.3%)
12/2017: Gotham City Garage #5 of 12 — 9,855 (- 7.8%)
12/2017: Gotham City Garage #6 of 12 — 9,232 (- 6.3%)

180 – THE JETSONS ($3.99)
11/2017: Jetsons #1 of 6 — 16,654
12/2017: Jetsons #2 of 6 — 9,628 (- 42.2%)

A steep second-issue drop.

185 – BLUE BEETLE ($3.99)
12/2007: Blue Beetle #22 — 15,256
12/2012: Blue Beetle #15 — 11,744
———————————-
12/2016: Blue Beetle #4 — 20,811 (- 17.7%)
01/2017: Blue Beetle #5 — 18,104 (- 13.0%)
02/2017: Blue Beetle #6 — 15,906 (- 12.1%)
03/2017: Blue Beetle #7 — 14,690 (- 7.6%)
04/2017: Blue Beetle #8 — 13,406 (- 8.7%)
05/2017: Blue Beetle #9 — 12,939 (- 3.5%)
06/2017: Blue Beetle #10 — 12,399 (- 4.2%)
07/2017: Blue Beetle #11 — 12,075 (- 2.6%)
08/2017: Blue Beetle #12 — 11,574 (- 4.1%)
09/2017: Blue Beetle #13 — 10,879 (- 6.0%)
10/2017: Blue Beetle #14 — 10,379 (- 4.6%)
11/2017: Blue Beetle #15 — 9,667 (- 6.9%)
12/2017: Blue Beetle #16 — 9,027 (- 6.6%)
—————–
6 months: – 25.3%
1 year : – 61.8%
5 years : – 22.7%
10 years: – 38.2%

Ending in February.

187 – CYBORG ($3.99)
12/2015: Cyborg #5 — 23,618
12/2015: Cyborg #6 — 17,864
—————————–
12/2016: Cyborg #6 — 21,287 (- 17.4%)
12/2016: Cyborg #7 — 19,788 (- 7.0%)
01/2017: Cyborg #8 — 18,562 (- 6.2%)
02/2017: Cyborg #9 — 16,274 (- 12.3%)
03/2017: Cyborg #10 — 14,977 (- 8.0%)
04/2017: Cyborg #11 — 13,677 (- 8.7%)
05/2017: Cyborg #12 — 12,929 (- 5.5%)
06/2017: Cyborg #13 — 12,076 (- 6.6%)
07/2017: Cyborg #14 — 11,536 (- 4.5%)
08/2017: Cyborg #15 — 10,949 (- 5.1%)
09/2017: Cyborg #16 — 10,385 (- 5.2%)
10/2017: Cyborg #17 — 9,945 (- 4.2%)
11/2017: Cyborg #18 — 10,176 (+ 2.3%)
12/2017: Cyborg #19 — 8,970 (- 11.9%)
—————–
6 months: – 25.7%
1 year : – 56.3%
2 years : – 56.8%

Penultimate issue.


192 – THE WILD STORM: MICHAEL CRAY ($3.99)
10/2017: Michael Cray #1 — 14,145
11/2017: Michael Cray #2 — 10,339 (- 26.9%)
12/2017: Michael Cray #3 — 8,804 (- 14.8%)

199 – TEEN TITANS GO! (Digital-First) ($2.99)
12/2007: Teen Titans Go! #50 — 7,966
12/2013: Teen Titans Go! #1 — 13,441
12/2014: Teen Titans Go! #7 — 8,254
12/2015: Teen Titans Go! #13 — 9,714
————————————–
12/2016: Teen Titans Go! #19 — 8,748 (- 8.0%)
01/2017: —
02/2017: Teen Titans Go! #20 — 8,601 (- 1.7%)
03/2017: —
04/2017: Teen Titans Go! #21 — 8,410 (- 2.2%)
05/2017: —
06/2017: Teen Titans Go! #22 — 8,531 (+ 1.4%)
07/2017: —
08/2017: Teen Titans Go! #23 — 8,494 (- 0.4%)
09/2017: —
10/2017: Teen Titans Go! #24 — 8,403 (- 1.1%)
11/2017: —
12/2017: Teen Titans Go! #25 — 8,197 (- 2.5%)
—————–
6 months: – 3.9%
1 year : – 6.3%
2 years : – 15.6%
10 years: + 2.9%

217 – BUG: THE ADVENTURES OF FORAGER (Young Animal) ($3.99)
05/2017: Bug #1 of 6 — 18,252
06/2017: Bug #2 of 6 — 11,881 (- 34.9%)
07/2017: Bug #3 of 6 — 11,176 (- 5.9%)
08/2017: —
09/2017: Bug #4 of 6 — 10,068 (- 9.9%)
10/2017: —
11/2017: Bug #5 of 6 — 9,043 (- 10.2%)
12/2017: Bug #6 of 6 — 6,948 (- 23.2%)
—————–
6 months: – 41.5%

A huge percentage drop for the final issue, as the delays finally catch up with it. The only Young Animal comic to ship in December.

237 – IMAGINARY FIENDS (Vertigo) ($3.99)
11/2017: Imaginary Fiends #1 of 6 — 9,604
12/2017: Imaginary Fiends #2 of 6 — 5,987 (- 37.7%)

The only Vertigo comic to ship in December.


239 – SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP (All-Ages) ($2.99)
12/2013: —
12/2014: —
12/2015: —
—————————————–
12/2016: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #21 — 14,270 (+ 85.1%)
01/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #22 — 6,521 (- 54.3%)
02/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #23 — 5,959 (- 8.6%)
03/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #24 — 6,316 (+ 6.0%)
04/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #25 — 6,940 (+ 9.9%)
05/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #26 — 5,998 (- 13.6%)
06/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #27 — 6,281 (+ 4.7%)
07/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #28 — 6,028 (- 4.0%)
08/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #29 — 5,778 (- 4.1%)
09/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #30 — 5,760 (- 0.3%)
10/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #31 — 5,757 (- 0.1%)
11/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #32 — 5,207 (- 9.6%)
12/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #33 — 5,900 (+ 13.3%)
—————–
6 months: – 6.1%
1 Year : – 58.7%
2 Years : n.a.

Teaming up with the Legion of Super-Heroes. Which is as close as we’re getting to a Legion comic these days.

247 – DASTARDLY AND MUTTLEY ($3.99)
09/2017: Dastardly & Muttley #1 of 6 — 13,525
10/2017: Dastardly & Muttley #2 of 6 — 8,539 (- 36.9%)
11/2017: Dastardly & Muttley #3 of 6 — 6,416 (- 24.9%)
12/2017: Dastardly & Muttley #4 of 6 — 5,329 (- 16.9%)


284 – SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? (All-Ages) ($2.99)
12/2007: Scooby-Doo #127 — 4,237
12/2012: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #28 — 4,879
12/2013: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #40 — 4,754
12/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #52 — ????? (< 5,053)
12/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #64 — ????? (< 5,848)
———————————————–
12/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #76 — 4,805 (- 2.3%)
01/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #77 — 4,557 (- 5.2%)
02/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #78 — 4,362 (- 4.3%)
03/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #79 — ????? (< 4,812)
04/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #80 — 4,416
05/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #81 — ????? (< 5,254)
06/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #82 — ????? (< 4,739)
07/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #83 — ????? (< 4,435)
08/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #84 — ????? (< 5,621)
09/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #85 — 4,209
10/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #86 — 4,237 (+ 0.7%)
11/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #87 — ????? (< 4,763)
12/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #88 — 4,026
—————–
6 months: ????%
1 year : – 16.2%
2 years : ????%
5 years : – 17.5%
10 years: – 6.1%

304 – THE RUFF & REDDY SHOW ($3.99)
10/2017: Ruff & Reddy #1 of 6 — 8,777
11/2017: Ruff & Reddy #2 of 6 — ????? (< 4,763)
12/2017: Ruff & Reddy #3 of 6 — 3,728

The lowest-selling DC comic for December.

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

DC COMICS
12/2007: 33,138
12/2012: 34,272
12/2013: ??????
12/2014: 29,047 **
12/2015: 28,091
—————
12/2016: 35,265 (- 4.4%) **
01/2017: 34,011 (- 3.6%) **
02/2017: 32,473 (- 4.5%) **
03/2017: 30,466 (- 6.2%) **
04/2017: 32,870 (+ 7.9%) **
05/2017: 32,122 (- 2.3%) **
06/2017: 30,480 (- 5.1%) **
07/2017: 30,743 (+ 0.9%) **
08/2017: 30,478 (- 0.9%) **
09/2017: 34,005 (+ 11.6%) **
10/2017: 34,805 (+ 2.4%) **
11/2017: 32,415 (- 6.9%) **
12/2017: 29,762 (- 8.2%)
—————–
6 months: – 2.4%
1 year : – 15.6%
2 years : + 5.9%
5 years : – 13.2%
10 years: – 10.2%

DC UNIVERSE
12/2007: 40,074
12/2012: 36,880
12/2013: ??????
12/2014: 34,882
12/2015: 34,981
—————
12/2016: 45,125 (- 1.2%)
01/2017: 40,979 (- 9.2%)
02/2017: 40,430 (- 1.3%)
03/2017: 39,458 (- 2.4%)
04/2017: 41,600 (+ 5.4%)
05/2017: 39,993 (- 3.9%)
06/2017: 37,789 (- 5.5%)
07/2017: 37,764 (- 0.1%)
08/2017: 35,921 (- 4.9%)
09/2017: 41,756 (+ 16.2%)
10/2017: 41,924 (+ 0.4%)
11/2017: 39,600 (- 5.5%)
12/2017: 35,878 (- 9.4%)
—————–
6 months: – 5.1%
1 year : – 20.5%
2 years : + 2.6%
5 years : – 2.7%
10 years: – 10.5%

WILDSTORM
12/2007: 15,601
—————
02/2017: 54,442
03/2017: 37,818 (- 30.5%)
04/2017: 30,595 (- 19.1%)
05/2017: 25,571 (- 16.4%)
06/2017: 24,206 (- 5.3%)
07/2017: 22,640 (- 6.5%)
08/2017: —
09/2017: 20,027 (- 11.5%)
10/2017: 16,593 (- 17.1%)
11/2017: 14,474 (- 12.8%)
12/2017: 13,202 (- 8.8%)
—————–
6 months: – 45.5%
10 years: – 15.4%

VERTIGO & YOUNG ANIMAL
12/2007: 11,035
12/2012: 11,771
12/2013: ??????
12/2014: 13,195 **
12/2015: 8,630 **
—————
12/2016: 9,177 (- 37.2%) **
01/2017: 10,652 (+ 16.1%) **
02/2017: 8,434 (- 20.8%) **
03/2017: 10,102 (+ 19.8%) **
04/2017: 8,994 (- 11.0%) **
05/2017: 9,315 (+ 3.6%) **
06/2017: 8,142 (- 12.6%) **
07/2017: 9,751 (+ 19.8%) **
08/2017: 6,959 (- 28.6%) **
09/2017: 8,577 (+ 23.3%) **
10/2017: 6,998 (- 18.4%) **
11/2017: 9,604 (+ 37.2%) **
12/2017: 6,468 (- 32.7%)
—————–
6 months: – 20.6%
1 year : – 29.5%
2 years : – 25.1%
5 years : – 45.1%
10 years: – 41.4%

Young Animal average (1 comic): 6,948; Vertigo average (1 comic): 5,987


DC COMICS – TOTAL SALES
12/2007: 2,717,327
12/2012: 2,638,914
12/2013: ?????????
12/2014: 2,701,403 **
12/2015: 2,640,519 **
——————
12/2016: 2,926,973 (- 3.2%) **
01/2017: 2,856,889 (- 2.4%) **
02/2017: 2,662,746 (- 6.8%) **
03/2017: 2,711,448 (+ 1.8%) **
04/2017: 2,465,239 (- 9.1%) **
05/2017: 2,569,767 (- 9.1%) **
06/2017: 2,529,852 (- 1.6%) **
07/2017: 2,121,295 (- 16.1%) **
08/2017: 2,377,270 (+ 12.1%) **
09/2017: 2,584,383 (+ 8.7%) **
10/2017: 2,679,977 (+ 3.7%) **
11/2017: 2,917,319 (+ 8.9%) **
12/2017: 2,351,182 (- 19.4%)
—————–
6 months: – 7.1%
1 year : – 19.7%
2 years : – 11.0%
5 years : – 10.9%
10 years: – 13.5%

DC published eleven fewer comics in December (a four Wednesday month) than they did in November (a five week month), resulting in a nearly 20% drop in total sales, the second lowest total since Rebirth.

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

+ 28.8% – Supergirl
+ 9.7% – Dark Nights Metal (Dark Days)
+ 7.5% – Teen Titans
+ 0.9% – Super Sons
– 1.0% – Action Comics
– 3.9% – Teen Titans Go!
– 6.1% – Aquaman
– 6.1% – Scooby-Doo Team-Up
– 6.6% – Detective Comics
– 6.9% – Bombshells
– 8.4% – Kamandi Challenge
– 8.6% – Superman
– 10.6% – Hal Jordan & GLC
– 12.9% – Flash
– 12.9% – Batgirl
– 13.2% – Justice League
– 13.3% – Red Hood & Outlaws
– 14.1% – Green Arrow
– 14.7% – Wonder Woman
– 15.4% – Harley Quinn
– 16.8% – Green Lanterns
– 17.4% – Batgirl & Birds of Prey
– 17.8% – Nightwing
– 18.0% – Injustice
– 19.7% – Titans
– 20.2% – Scooby Apocalypse
– 21.5% – Deathstroke
– 21.5% – Batman Beyond
– 22.2% – Batman
– 22.2% – The Hellblazer
– 22.9% – Trinity
– 23.7% – New Super-Man
– 25.3% – Blue Beetle
– 25.7% – Suicide Squad
– 25.7% – Cyborg
– 27.3% – The Wild Storm
– 29.2% – Justice League of America
– 29.3% – Superwoman
– 33.7% – Batwoman
– 41.5% – Bug
– 49.2% – Bane Conquest

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

+ 70.9% – Deadman
– 6.3% – Teen Titans Go!
– 8.3% – Supergirl
– 9.6% – Action Comics
– 12.2% – Teen Titans
– 14.8% – Batman
– 16.2% – Scooby-Doo Where Are You!
– 20.7% – Detective Comics
– 22.9% – Superman
– 23.0% – Bombshells
– 25.5% – Flash
– 27.4% – Aquaman
– 27.9% – Hal Jordan & GLC
– 28.4% – Injustice
– 31.4% – Harley Quinn
– 32.3% – Wonder Woman
– 33.5% – Red Hood & Outlaws
– 33.6% – Titans
– 35.8% – Justice League
– 37.0% – Green Lanterns
– 37.6% – Green Arrow
– 38.5% – Scooby Apocalypse
– 39.3% – Deathstroke
– 41.8% – Future Quest Presents
– 42.2% – Batgirl
– 43.0% – Batgirl & Birds of Prey
– 43.5% – Nightwing
– 44.3% – Batman Beyond
– 46.9% – The Hellblazer
– 49.9% – Trinity
– 50.5% – New Super-Man
– 53.4% – Suicide Squad
– 53.9% – Superwoman
– 56.3% – Cyborg
– 58.7% – Scooby-Doo Team-Up
– 61.8% – Blue Beetle

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

+ 54.3% – Titans
+ 45.0% – Teen Titans
+ 43.9% – Action Comics
+ 25.8% – Aquaman
+ 13.7% – Detective Comics
+ 12.6% – Flash
+ 5.6% – Suicide Squad (New Suicide Squad)
– 2.0% – Superman
– 4.3% – Nightwing (Grayson)
– 7.0% – Wonder Woman
– 15.3% – Red Hood & Outlaws (Red Hood/Arsenal)
– 15.6% – Teen Titans Go!
– 16.4% – Batman Beyond
– 23.2% – Green Arrow
– 23.3% – Deathstroke
– 26.4% – Batman
– 26.4% – The Hellblazer (Constantine the Hellblazer)
– 38.4% – Justice League
– 42.6% – Green Lanterns (Green Lantern)
– 51.2% – Justice League of America
– 51.3% – Harley Quinn
– 52.4% – Bombshells
– 56.8% – Cyborg
– 72.1% – Batman/TMNT

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

+ 49.8% – Hellblazer
+ 43.6% – Deathstroke
+ 14.6% – Green Arrow
+ 3.3% – Flash
+ 1.4% – Batman Beyond
– 7.7% – Supergirl
– 9.3% – Superman
– 10.4% – Wonder Woman
– 17.5% – Scooby-Doo Where Are You?
– 22.7% – Blue Beetle
– 31.5% – Birds of Prey
– 31.9% – Action Comics
– 38.2% – Batman
– 38.7% – Green Lantern Corps
– 39.2% – Nightwing
– 43.6% – Teen Titans
– 49.2% – Batwoman
– 51.0% – Detective Comics
– 51.1% – Suicide Squad
– 59.5% – Justice League
– 64.7% – Green Lanterns (Green Lantern)
– 65.9% – Red Hood & Outlaws
– 66.5% – Aquaman
– 73.7% – Batgirl

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

+ 55.0% – Suicide Squad
+ 31.5% – Batman
+ 10.8% – Hellblazer
+ 8.3% – Flash
+ 2.9% – Teen Titans Go!
+ 2.5% – Superman
– 6.1% – Scooby-Doo
– 16.4% – Wonder Woman
– 20.7% – Detective Comics
– 25.0% – Supergirl
– 25.8% – Action Comics
– 28.0% – Teen Titans
– 33.4% – Birds of Prey
– 38.2% – Blue Beetle
– 41.1% – Nightwing
– 41.3% – Green Arrow
– 41.9% – Green Lantern Corps
– 67.3% – Green Lanterns (Green Lantern)
– 71.7% – Justice League of America

This may be the last time I do these end-of-column percentage summaries. I find them not terribly predictive and extremely boring and time consuming to type. So if you want to make a case for their continued existence, make use of the comments below…

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

The Sales Index number is the ratio of that comic’s sales to the average sales of all comics in that category.

DCU: Average: 35,878. Median: 28,450. No.: 61. Total: 2,188,583

4.4 – Doomsday Clock
4.3 – Dark Nights Metal
2.6 – Batman (36)
2.6 – Batman (37)
2.0 – Batman White Knight
1.8 – Hawkman Found
1.5 – Detective Comics (970)
1.4 – Detective Comics (971)
1.4 – Batman/TMNT II (1)
1.4 – Superman (37)
1.3 – Flash (36)
1.3 – Justice League (34)
1.3 – Flash (37)
1.3 – Justice League (35)
1.2 – Superman (36)
1.2 – Action Comics (993)
1.2 – Batman/TMNT II (2)
1.2 – Action Comics (994)
1.1 – Teen Titans
1.1 – Mister Miracle
1.0 – Wonder Woman (36)
1.0 – Super Sons
1.0 – Wonder Woman (37)
0.9 – Harley Quinn
0.9 – Titans
0.8 – Hal Jordan & GLC (34)
0.8 – Nightwing (34)
0.8 – Nightwing (35)
0.8 – Hal Jordan & GLC (35)
0.8 – Batman Creature of the Night
0.8 – Supergirl
0.8 – Suicide Squad (31)
0.8 – Suicide Squad (32)
0.8 – Justice League of America (20)
0.7 – Justice League of America (21)
0.7 – Green Lanterns (36)
0.7 – Green Lanterns (37)
0.7 – Aquaman
0.7 – Trinity
0.7 – Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica
0.7 – Green Arrow
0.6 – Red Hood & Outlaws
0.6 – Nightwing New World Order
0.6 – Batgirl
0.5 – Deathstroke
0.5 – DCU Holiday Special
0.5 – Wonder Woman/Conan
0.5 – Batman Beyond
0.5 – Batwoman
0.5 – Deadman
0.5 – Batgirl & Birds of Prey
0.4 – The Hellblazer
0.4 – Bane Conquest
0.3 – Demon Hell is Earth
0.3 – Kamandi Challengs
0.3 – Superwoman
0.3 – Ragman
0.3 – Black Lighting Cold Dead Hands
0.3 – New Super-Man
0.3 – Blue Beetle
0.3 – Cyborg

Vertigo & Young Animal: Average: 6,468. Median: 6,468. No.: 2. Total: 12,935

1.1 – Bug
0.9 – Imaginary Fiends

WildStorm: Average: 13,202. Median: 13,202. No.: 2. Total: 26,403

1.3 – The Wild Storm
0.7 – The Wild Storm: Michael Cray

Digital First & Other: Average: 8,804. Median: 9,742. No.: 14. Total: 123,261

1.4 – Scooby Apocalypse
1.3 – Bombshells United (7)
1.3 – Injustice 2 (15)
1.2 – Bombshells United (8)
1.2 – Injustice 2 (16)
1.2 – Future Quest Presents
1.1 – Gotham City Garage (5)
1.1 – The Jetsons
1.0 – Gotham City Garage (6)
0.9 – Teen Titans Go!
0.7 – Scooby-Doo Team-Up
0.6 – Dastardly & Muttley
0.5 – Scooby-Doo Where Are You?
0.4 – The Ruff & Ready Show


The Fine Print (Disclaimers, et cetera)

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

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

Bear in mind that the figures measure sales of physical comics to retailers, not customers. Also, these numbers do not include many sales to bookstores, newsstands, libraries, other mass-market retail chains, or the United Kingdom. Re-orders are included, so long as they either reached stores in a book’s initial calendar month of release or were strong enough to make the chart again in a subsequent month; or they show up in the year-end Top 1000. Keep in mind that sales for some titles may include incentives to acquire variants and not every unit sold is necessarily even intended to be sold to a customer.

If additional copies of an issue did appear on the chart after a book’s initial calendar month of release, you can see the total number of copies sold in brackets behind those issues (e.g. “[36,599]”). Likewise, any lower numbers due to returns or other factors returns will also be reflected in the brackets. Should more than one issue have shipped in a month which is relevant for one of the long-term comparisons, the average between them will be used. Titles which are returnable have their numbers artificially adjusted down by Diamond. To make up for that this column increases the reported numbers for those titles by 10%. Which is likely also wrong, but it’s a different and likely less wrong kind of wrong, and experience has shown that this leads to sales figures which are more consistent.

Titles released under the All-Ages line and magazines, such as Mad, mostly sell through channels other than the direct market, so direct-market sales don’t tell us much about their performance. Likewise, Digital First comics are published online before print, and may do a significant amount of their sales in that arena. For most Vertigo titles, collection sales tend to be a significant factor, so the numbers for those books should be taken with a grain of salt as well.

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

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

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

Opinions expressed in this column are mine alone, and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer; The International Union of Elevator Constructors; or my former neighbor’s dog Miles.

The author of this column does weekly snapshots of Amazon comic sales charts at http://yetanothercomicsblog.blogspot.com/ and tweets about comics and related subjects on Twitter at @davereadscomics (PM me there is you need to contact me). As always, we welcome your comments and corrections below. Please try to keep things civilized.

This article was originally published January 22, 2018 on Yet Another Comics Blog.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Link to the original column on YACB (with proper formatting) somehow got deleted; it’s at http://yetanothercomicsblog.blogspot.com/2018/01/dc-comics-month-to-month-sales-december.html

    Also, The Beat hasn’t (yet) published the October & November columns, but you’ll find them at http://yetanothercomicsblog.blogspot.com/2017/11/dc-comics-month-to-month-sales-october.html & http://yetanothercomicsblog.blogspot.com/2018/01/dc-comics-month-to-month-sales-november_7.html

  2. A decade ago, DC and Marvel’s trade policies were in the process of becoming more stable, as almost all ongoing series were being collected. Now, so many volumes of each character are available in trade that the ongoings really don’t seem to matter much anymore, just the big stories. For example, why should anyone care about this iteration of Supergirl over Peter David’s, or Jeph Loeb’s, or the New 52 one? I think this is where the industry is going, that mere continued serialization of well-known characters isn’t enough anymore.

    The market wants more Watchmen, more Metal, more Stories That (Publishers Tell Us) Matter.

  3. So sorry, real quick, how in God’s name is a Cyborg ongoing written by Marv Wolfman an idea that got approved? Cyborg has completely failed as a solo character and Marv Wolfman hasn’t had a successful comic since, what, 1991? Why even try this?

  4. I hope Heidi uploads the earlier columns, just for history and continuity (even if they’re backdated)

    Dave, I would STRONGLY urge you NOT to include “Director cuts” with the main product — they’re wholly different things (B&W art, upprice, script excerpts)

    “I suspect that retailers are trimming shelf copies to make a bit more room in their budgets for either Doomsday Clock/Metal, or Marvel Legacy variants, or both.” I honestly do not believe that this is how ANY retailers order. *I* suspect that these books are just dropping on their own!

  5. @Brian: I suspect that because several of the mid-selling titles saw larger-than-standard-attrition drops; killing a shelf copy or two for a title that has been underselling in the past few months is an easy call to make to free up a little extra room in a tight budget. The reason for the drop is that they aren’t selling; the trigger is needing extra budget space. I could easily be wrong—it’s all just speculation…

  6. Given the erratic nature of variant cover artist changes, various promotions, and issue to issue variability, I would agree that the percentage change section at the end is probably not the best indicator of sales trends. Perhaps some other metric such as percent change from the last 12-month average? Or percent change of last 3-month average from the same 3-month average from 5 years ago? It seems like you are trying to capture something of how the current month of a particular title compares with various past months.

  7. hey dave, thanks as always for posting your dc sales reports – very much anticipated and always appreciated.

    and hey, i’ve found a new comics website after picking up october and november at yet another, so that’s all good.

    i’m one of those completist geeks who always makes it to the end of the column but never, ever, reads the eye-bleeding pages and pages of percentage data so i’ll vote to ditch that bitch and save your typing fingers for something more interesting, mate.

    best, matt

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