harleyquinn variant

by David Carter

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

While DC’s top seller, Batman, slid to #5 on the Diamond chart–behind the debut issues of Orphan Black (Loot Crate-enhanced), Darth Vader, and Spider-Gwen; and the second issue of Star Wars–things were in fact a bit rosier for DC in February. Especially compared to January, as the Harley Quinn freely-orderable variant was a good deal more popular with those doing the ordering than last month’s Flash variant. In most cases adding 2K – 4K more copies for those titles with the HQ variant. (A couple, Batman & Flash, went up about 8K; while Batgirl mysteriously dropped instead.)

For the most part, DC is in a holding pattern right now, as many titles are coming to a close next month and the move-induced mega-event Convergence on the slate for April & May followed by a sizable relaunch in June. So you’ll have to forgive the brevity of many of the comments below, as their just isn’t that much to say this month that hasn’t already been said before. Don’t worry, I promise that the next few month’s DC sales charts will have plenty more excitement!

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 last month over at Comichron!

Please consider the fine print at the end of the column. Thanks to Milton Griepp and ICv2.com for the permission to use their figures. An overview of ICv2.com’s estimates can be found here.

(Note that the percentage comparisons are now done with total orders including reorder activity, as opposed to initial orders as was the practice of this column under the previous administration.)


5 - BATMAN ($3.99)
02/2005: Batman #637    --  58,034  [60,246] 
02/2010: Batman #696    --  61,290
02/2011: Batman #707    --  58,803
02/2012: Batman #6      -- 128,459 [135,435]

02/2013: Batman #17 — 150,684

02/2014: Batman #28     -- 114,089 (-  1.3%) [115,891]
03/2014: Batman #29     -- 116,926 (+  0.9%)
04/2014: Batman #30     -- 108,998 (-  6.8%)
05/2014: Batman #31     -- 107,499 (+  0.2%) [109,170]
06/2014: Batman #32     -- 130,077 (+ 19.2%) 
07/2014: Batman #33     -- 117,996 (-  9.3%) 
08/2014: Batman #34     -- 112,186 (-  4.9%) 
09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 142,980 (+ 27.4%) 
10/2014: Batman #35     -- 118,860 (- 16.9%) 
11/2014: Batman #36     -- 115,183 (-  3.1%) 
12/2014: Batman #37     -- 113,255 (-  1.7%) 
01/2015: Batman #38     -- 110,232 (-  2.7%) 

02/2015: Batman #39 — 118,106 (+ 7.1%)

6 months: +  5.3%
1 year  : +  1.9%
2 years : - 21.6%
5 years : + 92.7%
10 years: + 96.0%
Since #1: - 47.1%

Batman slips down to #5 this month—under Star Wars, Spider-Gwen, Darth Vader, and the Loot Crate-enhanced Orphan Black—despite the fact that its sales increased by nearly 8K. This should serve to underscore the warning to not take things like chart position as indicative of actual sales.

While a good portion of the 8K growth can be attributed to the Harley Quinn freely-orderable variant, that may not be the whole story here, as Batman’s growth over January’s numbers is considerably higher than that seen of the other books with Harley variants.


10 - JUSTICE LEAGUE ($3.99)
02/2005: JLA #111            --  64,540
02/2010: JL of America #42   --  57,522
02/2011: JL of America #54   --  46,269
02/2012: Justice League #6   -- 140,819

02/2013: Justice League #17 — 105,304 (- 10.6%)

02/2014: Justice League #28  --  80,901 (-  4.5%)
03/2014: --
04/2014: Justice League #29  --  78,912 (-  2.5%)
05/2014: Justice League #30  --  77,456 (-  1.8%)
06/2014: Justice League #31  --  75,803 (-  2.1%)
07/2014: Justice League #32  --  88,179 (+ 16.3%)
08/2014: --
09/2014: Justice League #33  --  79,447 (-  9.9%)
09/2014: Futures End #1      -- 104,246 (+ 31.2%)
10/2014: Justice League #34  --  75,400 (- 27.7%)
10/2014: Justice League #35  --  75,264 (-  0.2%)
11/2014: Justice League #36  --  74,796 (-  0.6%)
12/2014: Justice League #37  --  72,081 (-  3.6%)
01/2015: Justice League #38  --  68,989 (-  4.3%)

02/2015: Justice League #39 — 72,904 (+ 5.7%)

6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : -  9.9%
2 years : - 30.8%
5 years : + 26.7%
10 years: + 13.0%
Since #1: - 73.1%

Sales for Harley Quinn month jump back up 4K, on par with December.


12 - HARLEY QUINN VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL #1 ($4.99)
07/2014: Harley Quinn Comic Con  #1  --  64,978 
12/2014: Harley Quinn Holiday Sp #1  --  63,465 (- 2.3%)
02/2015: Harley Quinn Valentines #1  --  68,611 (+ 8.1%)

Ironically, the regular Harley Quinn title missed its ship date during February’s Harley Quinn month. But the Valentine’s Day special did come in on time, selling higher than the previous two HQ specials.


20 - DETECTIVE COMICS ($3.99)
02/2005: Detective Comics #803 -- 40,014
02/2010: --
02/2011: Detective Comics #874 -- 39,106
02/2012: Detective Comics #6   -- 94,415

02/2013: Detective Comics #17 — 85,824

02/2014: Detective Comics #28  -- 56,619 (- 37.3%)
03/2014: Detective Comics #29  -- 55,486 (-  2.0%)
04/2014: Detective Comics #30  -- 56,149 (+  1.2%)
05/2014: Detective Comics #31  -- 54,518 (-  2.9%)
06/2014: Detective Comics #32  -- 72,988 (+ 33.9%)
07/2014: Detective Comics #33  -- 62,856 (- 13.9%)
08/2014: Detective Comics #34  -- 58,812 (-  6.4%)
09/2014: Futures End #1        -- 96,081 (+ 63.4%)
10/2014: Detective Comics #35  -- 57,385 (- 40.3%)
11/2014: Detective Comics #36  -- 58,171 (+  1.4%)
12/2014: Detective Comics #37  -- 54,953 (-  5.5%)
01/2015: Detective Comics #38  -- 51,301 (-  6.6%)

02/2015: Detective Comics #39 — 54,698 (+ 6.6%)

6 months: -  7.0%
1 year  : -  3.4%
2 years : - 36.3%
5 years :    n.a.
10 years: + 36.7%
Since #1: - 65.3%

Sales for Harley Quinn month rebound more than 3K.


21 - BATMAN AND ROBIN ($2.99)
02/2010: Batman and Robin #8  -- 87,302
02/2011: Batman and Robin #20 -- 60,642
02/2012: Batman and Robin #6  -- 68,010

02/2013: Batman and Robin #17 — 60,988

02/2014: and Two-Face #28     -- 43,380 (-  4.6%)
03/2014: and Aquaman #29      -- 43,295 (-  0.2%)
04/2014: and Wonder Woman #30 -- 44,832 (+  3.6%)
05/2014: and Frankenstein #31 -- 42,150 (-  6.0%)
06/2014: and Ra's al Ghul #32 -- 56,311 (+ 33.6%)
07/2014: Batman and Robin #33 -- 56,269 (-  0.1%)
08/2014: Batman and Robin #34 -- 53,403 (-  5.1%)
09/2014: Futures End #1       -- 83,783 (+ 56.9%)
10/2014: Batman and Robin #35 -- 54,616 (- 34.8%)
11/2014: Batman and Robin #36 -- 55,289 (+  1.2%)
12/2014: Batman and Robin #37 -- 53,543 (-  3.2%)
01/2015: Batman and Robin #38 -- 50,993 (-  4.8%)

02/2015: Batman and Robin #39 — 53,699 (+ 5.3%)

6 months: +  0.6%
1 year  : + 23.8%
2 years : - 12.0%
5 years : - 38.5%
Since #1: - 53.7%

Sales for Harley Quinn month rebound a bit fewer than 3K.

Ending in March, but relaunched post-Convergence as a Robin solo title.


23 - THE MULTIVERSITY ($4.99)
08/2014: The Multiversity #1  -- 90,551 
09/2014: SoS-H: CotC-W    #1  -- 65,022 (- 28.2%)
10/2014: The Just         #1  -- 53,301 (- 18.0%)
11/2014: Pax Americana    #1  -- 51,490 (-  3.4%)
12/2014: Thunderworld     #1  -- 47,714 (-  7.3%)
01/2015: Guidebook        #1  -- 38,672 (- 19.0%)

02/2015: Mastermen #1 — 50,091 (+ 29.5%)

6 months: - 44.7%
Since #1: - 44.7%

Sales jump back up over 50K for the Jim Lee-drawn installment.


25 - SUPERMAN ($4.99)
02/2005: Superman #213  -- 101,258
02/2010: Superman #695  --  32,482
02/2011: Superman #708  --  46,261
02/2012: Superman #6    --  69,633

02/2013: —

02/2014: Superman #28   --  34,296 (-  2.8%)
03/2014: Superman #29   --  33,633 (-  1.9%)
04/2014: Superman #30   --  37,316 (+ 11.0%)
05/2014: Superman #31   --  40,534 (+  8.6%)
06/2014: Superman #32   --  89,140 (+155.4%) [103,508]
07/2014: Superman #33   --  62,998 (- 39.1%)
08/2014: Superman #34   --  56,568 (- 10.2%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 --  77,949 (+ 37.8%)
10/2014: Superman #35   --  53,692 (- 31.1%)
11/2014: Superman #36   --  52,272 (-  2.6%)
12/2014: Superman #37   --  50,383 (-  3.6%)
01/2015: --

02/2015: Superman #38 — 48,987 (- 2.8%)

6 months: - 13.4%
1 year  : + 42.8%
2 years :    n.a.
5 years : + 50.8%
10 years: - 51.6%
Since #1: - 67.4%

Superman slipped shipping from January, so this month’s numbers are for the Flash variant. Also note that this was an extra-sized (and extra-priced) issue.


29, 30, 31, 32 - BATMAN ETERNAL ($2.99)
04/2014: Batman Eternal #1  -- 105,754           [110,916]
04/2014: Batman Eternal #2  --  84,566 (- 20.2%) [ 88,468]
04/2014: Batman Eternal #3  --  79,703 (-  4.8%) [ 84,183]
04/2014: Batman Eternal #4  --  78,009 (-  1.7%) [ 82,743]
05/2014: Batman Eternal #5  --  73,475 (- 11.2%)
05/2014: Batman Eternal #6  --  70,983 (-  3.4%)
05/2014: Batman Eternal #7  --  68,251 (-  3.8%)
05/2014: Batman Eternal #8  --  68,523 (+  0.4%)
06/2014: Batman Eternal #9  --  68,295 (-  0.3%)
06/2014: Batman Eternal #10 --  67,203 (-  1.6%)
06/2014: Batman Eternal #11 --  65,770 (-  2.1%)
06/2014: Batman Eternal #12 --  65,374 (-  0.6%)
07/2014: Batman Eternal #13 --  63,828 (-  2.4%)
07/2014: Batman Eternal #14 --  63,138 (-  1.1%)
07/2014: Batman Eternal #15 --  62,137 (-  1.6%)
07/2014: Batman Eternal #16 --  61,149 (-  1.6%)
07/2014: Batman Eternal #17 --  60,013 (-  1.9%)
08/2014: Batman Eternal #18 --  58,998 (-  1.7%)
08/2014: Batman Eternal #19 --  58,368 (-  1.1%)
08/2014: Batman Eternal #20 --  57,906 (-  0.8%)
08/2014: Batman Eternal #21 --  57,525 (-  0.7%)
09/2014: Batman Eternal #22 --  56,793 (-  1.3%)
09/2014: Batman Eternal #23 --  56,152 (-  1.1%)
09/2014: Batman Eternal #24 --  56,002 (-  0.3%)
09/2014: Batman Eternal #25 --  55,662 (-  0.6%)
10/2014: Batman Eternal #26 --  54,199 (-  2.6%)
10/2014: Batman Eternal #27 --  53,511 (-  1.3%)
10/2014: Batman Eternal #28 --  52,918 (-  1.1%)
10/2014: Batman Eternal #29 --  52,284 (-  1.2%)
10/2014: Batman Eternal #30 --  52,438 (+  0.3%)
11/2014: Batman Eternal #31 --  51,133 (-  2.5%)
11/2014: Batman Eternal #32 --  50,709 (-  0.8%)
11/2014: Batman Eternal #33 --  50,230 (-  0.9%)
11/2014: Batman Eternal #34 --  49,748 (-  1.0%)
12/2014: Batman Eternal #35 --  48,999 (-  1.5%)
12/2014: Batman Eternal #36 --  48,683 (-  0.6%)
12/2014: Batman Eternal #37 --  48,083 (-  1.2%)
12/2014: Batman Eternal #38 --  48,035 (-  0.1%)
12/2014: Batman Eternal #39 --  47,782 (-  0.5%)
01/2015: Batman Eternal #40 --  46,832 (-  2.0%)
01/2015: Batman Eternal #41 --  46,648 (-  0.4%)
01/2015: Batman Eternal #42 --  46,516 (-  0.3%)
01/2015: Batman Eternal #43 --  45,912 (-  1.3%)
02/2015: Batman Eternal #44 --  45,391 (-  1.1%)
02/2015: Batman Eternal #45 --  45,199 (-  0.4%)
02/2015: Batman Eternal #46 --  44,763 (-  1.0%)

02/2015: Batman Eternal #47 — 44,699 (- 0.1%)

6 months: - 23.2%
Since #1: - 59.7%

Exhibits the same basic sales pattern as previous months, though the drops are a bit lower as the weekly title nears its end.


33 - BATMAN/SUPERMAN ($3.99)
02/2005: Superman/Batman #17 -- 116,637 [118,126]
02/2010: Superman/Batman #69 --  33,224

02/2011: Superman/Batman #81 — 29,567

02/2014: Batman/Superman #8  --  59,138 (-  3.2%)
03/2014: --
04/2014: Batman/Superman #9  --  56,223 (-  4.9%)
05/2014: Batman/Superman #10 --  54,844 (-  4.9%)
05/2014: Batman/Superman #11 --  53,504 (-  4.9%)
06/2014: --
07/2014: Batman/Superman #12 --  68,345 (+ 27.7%)
08/2014: Batman/Superman #13 --  55,954 (- 18.1%)
09/2014: Futures End #1      --  87,339 (+ 56.1%)
10/2014: Batman/Superman #14 --  52,270 (- 40.2%)
10/2014: Batman/Superman #15 --  50,226 (-  3.9%)
11/2014: Batman/Superman #16 --  48,581 (-  3.3%)
12/2014: Batman/Superman #17 --  44,714 (-  8.0%)
01/2015: Batman/Superman #18 --  41,750 (-  6.6%)

02/2015: Batman/Superman #19 — 44,134 (+ 5.7%)

6 months: - 21.1%
1 year  : - 25.4%
5 years : + 32.8%
10 years: - 62.6%
Since #1: - 70.8%

Sales rebound about 2.5K, near December levels.


35 - FLASH ($2.99)
02/2005: Flash #219       --  44,071 [46,188]
02/2010: Flash Rebirth #6 --  70,824
02/2011: Flash #9         --  55,980
02/2012: Flash #6         --  68,061

02/2013: Flash #17 — 42,936

02/2014: Flash #28        --  33,853 (-  3.0%)
03/2014: Flash #29        --  33,241 (-  1.8%)
04/2014: Flash #30        --  33,300 (+  5.8%) [35,157]
05/2014: Flash #31        --  34,240 (-  2.6%)
06/2014: Flash #32        --  47,188 (+ 37.8%)
07/2014: Flash #33        --  39,669 (- 15.9%)
08/2014: Flash #34        --  37,109 (-  6.5%)
09/2014: Futures End #1   --  70,368 (+ 89.6%)
10/2014: Flash #35        --  37,484 (- 46.7%)
11/2014: Flash #36        --  38,145 (+  1.8%)
12/2014: Flash #37        --  37,026 (-  2.9%)
01/2015: Flash #38        --  35,180 (-  5.0%)

02/2015: Flash #39 — 43,635 (+ 24.0%)

6 months: + 17.6%
1 year  : + 28.9%
2 years : +  1.6%
5 years : - 38.4%
10 years: -  5.5%
Since #1: - 70.5%

Sales jump way up this month: more than 8K, which is more than any other title except for Batman. I don’t think it’s too big of a stretch to suppose that demand is rising due to the television show.

37 - WONDER WOMAN ($2.99)
02/2005: Wonder Woman #213 -- 24,728
02/2010: Wonder Woman #41  -- 25,354
02/2011: Wonder Woman #607 -- 33,053
02/2012: Wonder Woman #6   -- 54,190

02/2013: Wonder Woman #17 — 39,110

02/2014: Wonder Woman #28  -- 31,464 (-  1.8%)
03/2014: Wonder Woman #29  -- 30,989 (-  1.5%)
04/2014: Wonder Woman #30  -- 31,094 (+  0.3%)
05/2014: Wonder Woman #31  -- 30,655 (-  1.4%)
06/2014: Wonder Woman #32  -- 48,235 (+ 57.3%)
07/2014: Wonder Woman #33  -- 37,431 (- 22.4%)
08/2014: -- 
09/2014: Futures End #1    -- 69,497 (+ 85.7%)
10/2014: Wonder Woman #34  -- 35,774 (- 48.5%)
10/2014: Wonder Woman #35  -- 35,968 (+  0.5%)
11/2014: Wonder Woman #36  -- 58,965 (+ 63.9%)
12/2014: Wonder Woman #37  -- 43,066 (- 27.0%)
01/2015: Wonder Woman #38  -- 39,669 (-  7.9%)

02/2015: Wonder Woman #39 — 42,634 (+ 7.5%)

6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : + 35.5%
2 years : +  9.0%
5 years : + 68.2%
10 years: + 72.4%
Since #1: - 55.5%

Wonder Woman gains another 3K with its Harley Quinn variant.


38 - GREEN LANTERN ($2.99)
02/2005: GL: Rebirth #4     -- 108,077 [121,581]
02/2010: Green Lantern #51  --  95,509
02/2011: Green Lantern #62  --  71,517
02/2012: Green Lantern #6   --  94,087

02/2013: Green Lantern #17 — 71,060

02/2014: GL/Red Lanterns#28 --  49,200 (+  5.6%) [51,548]
03/2014: Green Lantern #29  --  45,797 (- 11.2%)
04/2014: Green Lantern #30  --  44,483 (-  2.9%)
05/2014: Green Lantern #31  --  43,769 (-  1.6%)
06/2014: Green Lantern #32  --  56,315 (+ 28.7%)
07/2014: Green Lantern #33  --  47,279 (- 16.0%)
08/2014: Green Lantern #34  --  43,846 (-  7.3%)
09/2014: Futures End #1     --  77,372 (+ 76.5%)
10/2014: Green Lantern #35  --  45,893 (- 40.7%)
11/2014: Green Lantern #36  --  46,157 (+  0.6%)
12/2014: Green Lantern #37  --  44,033 (-  4.6%)
01/2015: Green Lantern #38  --  39,342 (- 10.7%)

02/2015: Green Lantern #39 — 41,997 (+ 6.7%)

6 months: -  4.2%
1 year  : - 18.5%
2 years : - 40.9%
5 years : - 56.0%
10 years: - 65.5%
Since #1: - 75.2%

Green Lantern gains another 2.5K with its Harley Quinn variant.


42 - GRAYSON ($2.99)
02/2005: Nightwing #103 -- 36,921
02/2005: Nightwing #104 -- 36,411
02/2012: Nightwing #6   -- 53,036

02/2013: Nightwing #17 — 62,107

02/2014: Nightwing #28  -- 36,940 (-  3.6%)
03/2014: Nightwing #29  -- 36,814 (-  0.3%)
04/2014: --
05/2014: Nightwing #30  -- 43,923 (+ 19.3%)
06/2014: --
07/2014: Grayson #1     -- 81,433 (+ 85.4%)
08/2014: Grayson #2     -- 56,486 (- 30.6%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 76,551 (+ 52.7%)
10/2014: Grayson #3     -- 52,849 (- 31.0%)
11/2014: Grayson #4     -- 47,590 (- 10.0%)
12/2014: Grayson #5     -- 42,611 (- 10.5%)
01/2015: Grayson #6     -- 38,505 (-  9.6%)

02/2015: Grayson #7 — 41,164 (+ 6.9%)

6 months: - 27.1%
1 year  : + 11.4%
2 years : - 33.7%
10 years: + 12.3%
Since #1: - 49.5%

Grayson gains another 2.5K with its Harley Quinn variant.


43 - BATGIRL ($2.99)
02/2005: Batgirl #61    -- 28,796
02/2010: Batgirl #7     -- 29,524
02/2011: Batgirl #18    -- 24,390
02/2012: Batgirl #6     -- 53,151

02/2013: Batgirl #17 — 65,751

02/2014: Batgirl #28    -- 34,567 (-  7.1%)
03/2014: Batgirl #29    -- 33,223 (-  3.9%)
04/2014: Batgirl #30    -- 32,698 (-  1.6%)
05/2014: Batgirl #31    -- 31,522 (-  3.6%)
06/2014: Batgirl #32    -- 47,304 (+ 50.1%)
07/2014: Batgirl #33    -- 37,186 (- 21.4%)
08/2014: Batgirl #34    -- 34,590 (-  7.0%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 67,933 (+ 96.4%)
10/2014: Batgirl #35    -- 62,644 (-  7.8%)
11/2014: Batgirl #36    -- 50,247 (- 19.8%)
12/2014: Batgirl #37    -- 45,060 (- 10.3%)
01/2015: Batgirl #38    -- 45,096 (+  0.1%)

02/2015: Batgirl #39 — 40,880 (- 9.3%)

6 months: + 18.2%
1 year  : + 18.3%
2 years : - 37.8%
5 years : + 38.5%
10 years: + 42.0%
Since #1: - 61.8%

These numbers are a real head-scratcher. Last month when most titles were dropping, Batgirl stayed steady. But this month, when most titles with a Harley Quinn variant were rising, Batgirl drops more than 4K. Either retailers are still figuring out the title’s level, or a few boxes fell off the back of a truck somewhere…


47 - SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN ($3.99)
02/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #5  -- 44,847 (-  5.3%)
03/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #6  -- 43,308 (-  3.4%)
04/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #7  -- 45,157 (+  4.3%)
05/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #8  -- 47,803 (+  5.9%)
06/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #9  -- 62,659 (+ 31.1%)
07/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #10 -- 50,254 (- 19.8%)
08/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #11 -- 50,550 (+  0.6%)
09/2014: Futures End #1            -- 77,169 (+ 52.7%)
10/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #12 -- 47,885 (- 37.9%)
11/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #13 -- 44,013 (-  8.1%)
12/2014: Superman/Wonder Woman #14 -- 41,231 (-  6.3%)
01/2015: Superman/Wonder Woman #15 -- 36,877 (- 10.6%)

02/2015: Superman/Wonder Woman #16 — 38,550 (+ 4.5%)

6 months: - 23.7%
1 year  : - 14.0%
Since #1: - 59.4%

Adds fewer than 2K copies with its Harley Quinn variant. This is a case where the whole is not the sum of its parts, as both the solo Superman & Wonder Woman titles sell better than the team-up book.


48 - ACTION COMICS ($3.99)
02/2005: Action Comics #824 -- 37,432
02/2010: Action Comics #886 -- 29,845
02/2011: Action Comics #898 -- 31,935
02/2012: Action Comics #6   -- 96,592

02/2013: Action Comics #17 — 57,189

02/2014: Action Comics #28  -- 35,305 (-  2.0%)
03/2014: Action Comics #29  -- 34,231 (-  3.0%)
04/2014: Action Comics #30  -- 37,809 (+ 10.5%)
05/2014: Action Comics #31  -- 41,081 (+  8.7%)
06/2014: Action Comics #32  -- 55,400 (+ 34.9%)
07/2014: Action Comics #33  -- 49,457 (- 10.7%)
08/2014: Action Comics #34  -- 46,746 (-  5.5%)
09/2014: Futures End #1     -- 74,497 (+ 59.4%)
10/2014: Action Comics #35  -- 45,152 (- 39.4%)
11/2014: Action Comics #36  -- 41,835 (-  7.3%)
12/2014: Action Comics #37  -- 39,168 (-  6.4%)
01/2015: Action Comics #38  -- 35,018 (- 10.6%)

02/2015: Action Comics #39 — 38,070 (+ 8.7%)

6 months: - 18.6%
1 year  : +  7.8%
2 years : - 33.4%
5 years : + 27.6%
10 years: +  1.7%
Since #1: - 81.1%

Adds another 3K copies with its Harley Quinn variant.


52 - TEEN TITANS ($2.99)
02/2005: Teen Titans #21 -- 66,861 [68,751]
02/2010: Teen Titans #80 -- 26,537
02/2011: Teen Titans #92 -- 26,170
02/2012: Teen Titans #6  -- 53,123

02/2013: Teen Titans #17 — 39,186

02/2014: Teen Titans #28 -- 26,732 (-  3.0%)
03/2014: Teen Titans #29 -- 25,969 (-  2.9%)
04/2014: Teen Titans #30 -- 25,709 (-  1.0%)
05/2014: --
06/2014: --
07/2014: Teen Titans #1  -- 52,358 (+103.7%)
08/2014: Teen Titans #2  -- 40,687 (- 22.3%)
09/2014: Futures End #1  -- 62,915 (+ 54.6%)
10/2014: Teen Titans #3  -- 39,198 (- 37.7%)
11/2014: Teen Titans #4  -- 36,364 (-  7.2%)
12/2014: Teen Titans #5  -- 34,101 (-  6.2%)
01/2015: Teen Titans #6  -- 30,955 (-  9.2%)

02/2015: Teen Titans #7 — 34,051 (+ 10.0%)

6 months: - 16.3%
1 year  : + 27.4%
2 years : - 13.1%
5 years : + 28.3%
10 years: - 50.5%
Since #1: - 35.0%

Adds another 3.5K copies with its Harley Quinn variant.


55 - DEATHSTROKE ($2.99)
02/2012: Deathstroke #6  -- 21,306 

02/2013: Deathstroke #17 — 12,626

10/2014: Deathstroke #1  -- 54,059 (+359.4%) 
11/2014: Deathstroke #2  -- 36,356 (- 32.7%) 
12/2014: Deathstroke #3  -- 34,010 (-  6.5%) 
01/2015: Deathstroke #4  -- 33,011 (-  2.9%) 

02/2015: Deathstroke #5 — 32,863 (- 0.4%)

2 years : +160.3%
Since #1: - 39.2%

A tiny drop. Deathstroke has variants, but not the freely-orderable kind.


58 - AQUAMAN ($2.99)
02/2005: Aquaman #27    -- 19,459
02/2012: Aquaman #6     -- 63,450

02/2013: Aquaman #17 — 58,578

02/2014: Aquaman #28    -- 34,939 (-  4.6%)
03/2014: Aquaman #29    -- 33,907 (-  3.0%)
04/2014: Aquaman #30    -- 32,859 (-  3.1%)
05/2014: Aquaman #31    -- 32,076 (-  2.4%)
06/2014: Aquaman #32    -- 44,853 (+ 39.8%)
07/2014: Aquaman #33    -- 36,140 (- 19.4%)
08/2014: Aquaman #34    -- 33,380 (-  7.6%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 65,212 (+ 95.4%)
10/2014: Aquaman #35    -- 32,238 (- 50.6%)
11/2014: Aquaman #36    -- 32,838 (+  1.9%)
12/2014: Aquaman #37    -- 31,198 (-  5.0%)
01/2015: Aquaman #38    -- 28,356 (-  9.1%)

02/2015: Aquaman #39 — 32,162 (+ 13.4%)

6 months: -  3.6%
1 year  : -  7.9%
2 years : - 45.1%
10 years: + 65.3%
Since #1: - 70.4%

Adds a bit fewer than 4K copies with its HQ variant to jump back over the 30K line.


59 - JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED ($3.99)
04/2014: Justice League United #0  -- 68,431 
05/2014: Justice League United #1  -- 64,209 (-  6.2%) 
06/2014: Justice League United #2  -- 62,928 (-  2.0%) 
07/2014: Justice League United #3  -- 47,919 (- 23.9%) 
08/2014: Justice League United #4  -- 42,504 (- 11.3%) 
09/2014: Futures End #1            -- 72,839 (+ 71.4%)
10/2014: Justice League United #5  -- 38,066 (- 47.7%) 
11/2014: Justice League United #6  -- 34,610 (-  9.1%) 
12/2014: Justice League United #7  -- 31,904 (-  7.8%) 
01/2015: Justice League United #8  -- 28,720 (- 10.0%) 

02/2015: Justice League United #9 — 31,932 (+ 11.2%)

6 months: - 24.9%
Since #0: - 53.3%

Also makes a HQ-variant enhanced jump back above 30K. Not in the June post-Convergence relaunches, but expected to return (maybe in July?)


65 - NEW SUICIDE SQUAD ($2.99)
02/2012: Suicide Squad #6      -- 30,834

02/2013: Suicide Squad #17 — 26,370

02/2014: Suicide Squad #28     -- 22,882 (-  5.3%)
03/2014: Suicide Squad #29     -- 22,162 (-  3.1%)
04/2014: --
05/2014: Suicide Squad #30     -- 22,063 (-  0.4%)
06/2014: --
07/2014: New Suicide Squad #1  -- 49,260 (+123.3%)
08/2014: New Suicide Squad #2  -- 38,477 (- 21.9%)
09/2014: Futures End #1        -- 73,599 (+ 91.3%)
10/2014: New Suicide Squad #3  -- 39,498 (- 46.3%)
11/2014: New Suicide Squad #4  -- 34,920 (- 11.6%)
12/2014: New Suicide Squad #5  -- 32,834 (-  6.0%)
01/2015: New Suicide Squad #6  -- 32,304 (-  1.6%)

02/2015: New Suicide Squad #7 — 30,537 (- 5.5%)

6 months: - 20.6%
1 year  : + 33.5%
2 years : + 15.8%
Since #1: - 38.0%

Not quite as settled in as we may have been led to believe last month.

66, 67, 73, 72 - THE NEW 52  FUTURES END ($2.99)
05/2014: Futures End #0  -- ?????? 
05/2014: Futures End #1  -- 77,867 
05/2014: Futures End #2  -- 62,862 (- 19.3%) 
05/2014: Futures End #3  -- 59,148 (-  5.9%)
05/2014: Futures End #4  -- 58,496 (-  1.1%)
06/2014: Futures End #5  -- 53,645 (-  8.3%)
06/2014: Futures End #6  -- 51,543 (-  3.9%)
06/2014: Futures End #7  -- 50,266 (-  2.5%)
06/2014: Futures End #8  -- 49,138 (-  2.2%)
07/2014: Futures End #9  -- 52,083 (+  6.0%)
07/2014: Futures End #10 -- 46,001 (- 11.7%)
07/2014: Futures End #11 -- 45,222 (-  1.7%)
07/2014: Futures End #12 -- 43,228 (-  4.4%)
07/2014: Futures End #13 -- 42,803 (-  1.0%)
08/2014: Futures End #14 -- 41,185 (-  3.8%)
08/2014: Futures End #15 -- 40,541 (-  1.6%)
08/2014: Futures End #16 -- 40,077 (-  1.1%)
08/2014: Futures End #17 -- 39,750 (-  0.8%)
09/2014: Futures End #18 -- 38,778 (-  2.4%)
09/2014: Futures End #19 -- 38,377 (-  1.0%)
09/2014: Futures End #20 -- 37,990 (-  1.0%)
09/2014: Futures End #21 -- 37,861 (-  0.3%)
10/2014: Futures End #22 -- 36,468 (-  3.7%)
10/2014: Futures End #23 -- 36,120 (-  1.0%)
10/2014: Futures End #24 -- 35,937 (-  0.5%)
10/2014: Futures End #25 -- 35,585 (-  1.0%)
10/2014: Futures End #26 -- 35,452 (-  0.4%)
11/2014: Futures End #27 -- 34,692 (-  2.1%)
11/2014: Futures End #28 -- 34,601 (-  0.3%)
11/2014: Futures End #29 -- 34,202 (-  1.2%)
11/2014: Futures End #30 -- 33,942 (-  0.8%)
12/2014: Futures End #31 -- 33,025 (-  2.7%)
12/2014: Futures End #32 -- 32,878 (-  0.4%)
12/2014: Futures End #33 -- 32,409 (-  1.4%)
12/2014: Futures End #34 -- 32,414 (+  0.0%)
12/2014: Futures End #35 -- 32,233 (-  0.6%)
01/2015: Futures End #36 -- 31,338 (-  2.8%)
01/2015: Futures End #37 -- 31,202 (-  0.4%)
01/2015: Futures End #38 -- 30,992 (-  0.7%)
01/2015: Futures End #39 -- 30,510 (-  1.6%)
02/2015: Futures End #40 -- 30,157 (-  1.2%)
02/2015: Futures End #41 -- 29,994 (-  0.5%)
02/2015: Futures End #42 -- 29,641 (-  1.2%)

02/2015: Futures End #43 — 29,647 (+ 0.0%)

6 months: - 26.0%
Since #1: - 61.9%

As expected, Futures End dips below the 30K mark this month. Not expected: the odd addition of six copies between #42 & #43.


70 - GREEN LANTERN CORPS ($2.99)
02/2010: Green Lantern Corps #43 -- 80,391
02/2011: Green Lantern Corps #55 -- 57,448
02/2012: Green Lantern Corps #6  -- 65,393

02/2013: Green Lantern Corps #17 — 44,497

02/2014: Green Lantern Corps #28 -- 29,142 (-  7.3%)
03/2014: Green Lantern Corps #29 -- 27,754 (-  4.8%)
04/2014: Green Lantern Corps #30 -- 26,640 (-  4.0%)
05/2014: Green Lantern Corps #31 -- 28,449 (+  6.8%)
06/2014: Green Lantern Corps #32 -- 40,734 (+ 43.2%)
07/2014: Green Lantern Corps #33 -- 32,877 (- 19.3%)
08/2014: Green Lantern Corps #34 -- 29,471 (- 10.4%)
09/2014: Futures End #1          -- 58,325 (+ 97.9%)
10/2014: Green Lantern Corps #35 -- 34,222 (- 41.3%)
11/2014: Green Lantern Corps #36 -- 34,109 (-  0.3%)
12/2014: Green Lantern Corps #37 -- 32,860 (-  3.7%)
01/2015: Green Lantern Corps #38 -- 27,765 (- 15.5%)

02/2015: Green Lantern Corps #39 — 29,825 (+ 7.4%)

6 months: +  1.2%
1 year  : +  2.3%
2 years : - 33.0%
5 years : - 62.9%
Since #1: - 68.5%

Adds a couple thousand copies for the HQ variant. Ending in March.


77 - SINESTRO ($2.99)
04/2014: Sinestro #1    -- 46,480 
05/2014: Sinestro #2    -- 34,640 (- 25.5%) 
06/2014: Sinestro #3    -- 30,422 (- 12.2%) 
07/2014: Sinestro #4    -- 28,095 (-  7.6%) 
08/2014: Sinestro #5    -- 26,867 (-  4.4%) 
09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 60,761 (+126.2%)
10/2014: Sinestro #6    -- 33,621 (- 44.7%) 
11/2014: -- 
12/2014: Sinestro #7    -- 33,549 (-  0.2%) 
12/2014: Sinestro #8    -- 31,509 (-  6.1%) 
01/2015: Sinestro #9    -- 26,346 (- 16.4%) 

02/2015: Sinestro #10 — 28,698 (+ 8.9%)

6 months: +  6.8%
Since #1: - 38.3%

Add over 2K copies with its HQ variant.


79 - EARTH 2 ($2.99)

02/2013: Earth 2 #9 — 48,208

02/2014: Earth 2 #20    -- 35,732 (-  1.0%)
03/2014: Earth 2 #21    -- 35,295 (-  1.2%)
04/2014: Earth 2 #22    -- 34,970 (-  0.9%)
05/2014: Earth 2 #23    -- 34,531 (-  1.3%)
06/2014: Earth 2 #24    -- 47,277 (+ 36.9%)
07/2014: Earth 2 #25    -- 39,726 (- 16.0%)
08/2014: Earth 2 #26    -- 37,396 (-  5.9%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 65,212 (+ 73.7%)
10/2014: Earth 2 #27    -- 37,925 (- 41.6%)
11/2014: Earth 2 #28    -- 31,722 (- 16.4%)
12/2014: Earth 2 #29    -- 30,273 (-  4.6%)
01/2015: Earth 2 #30    -- 28,618 (-  5.5%)

02/2015: Earth 2 #31 — 27,513 (- 3.9%)

6 months: - 26.4%
1 year  : - 23.0%
2 years : - 42.9%
Since #1: - 73.2%

Relaunching post-Convergence as Earth 2: Society.


82 - SECRET SIX ($2.99)
02/2010: Secret Six #18 -- 37,876

02/2011: Secret Six #30 — 19,763


12/2014: Secret Six #1 — 44,065 (+130.7%)


02/2015: Secret Six #2 — 26,579 (- 39.7%)

5 years : - 29.8%

After the unusually large gap between the first two issues, the third issue has been pushed back to June. I don’t know where the problem lies, but in hindsight DC should have waited to launch this post-Convergence.


83 - CATWOMAN ($2.99)
02/2005: Catwoman #40   -- 23,103
02/2012: Catwoman #6    -- 41,447

02/2013: Catwoman #17 — 30,194

02/2014: Catwoman #28   -- 23,974 (-  3.9%)
03/2014: Catwoman #29   -- 22,236 (-  7.2%)
04/2014: Catwoman #30   -- 20,968 (-  5.7%)
05/2014: Catwoman #31   -- 20,144 (-  3.9%)
06/2014: Catwoman #32   -- 33,694 (+ 67.3%)
07/2014: Catwoman #33   -- 18,945 (- 43.8%)
08/2014: Catwoman #34   -- 23,497 (+ 24.0%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 56,939 (+142.3%)
10/2014: Catwoman #35   -- 25,970 (- 54.4%)
11/2014: Catwoman #36   -- 26,237 (+  1.0%)
12/2014: Catwoman #37   -- 25,154 (-  4.1%)
01/2015: Catwoman #38   -- 22,386 (- 11.0%)

02/2015: Catwoman #39 — 26,450 (+ 18.2%)

6 months: + 12.6%
1 year  : + 10.3%
2 years : - 12.4%
10 years: + 14.5%
Since #1: - 65.0%

Adds 4K copies with its Harley Quinn variant.


88, 89, 90, 92 - EARTH 2 - WORLD'S END ($2.99)
10/2014: E2 World's End #1  -- 48,249
10/2014: E2 World's End #2  -- 40,190 (- 16.7%)
10/2014: E2 World's End #3  -- 38,496 (-  4.2%)
10/2014: E2 World's End #4  -- 37,874 (-  1.6%)
11/2014: E2 World's End #5  -- 36,395 (-  3.9%)
11/2014: E2 World's End #6  -- 31,248 (- 14.1%)
11/2014: E2 World's End #7  -- 30,378 (-  2.8%)
11/2014: E2 World's End #8  -- 29,636 (-  2.4%)
12/2014: E2 World's End #9  -- 28,204 (-  4.8%)
12/2014: E2 World's End #10 -- 27,893 (-  1.1%)
12/2014: E2 World's End #11 -- 27,297 (-  2.1%)
12/2014: E2 World's End #12 -- 27,256 (-  0.1%)
12/2014: E2 World's End #13 -- 26,942 (-  1.2%)
01/2015: E2 World's End #14 -- 25,600 (-  5.0%)
01/2015: E2 World's End #15 -- 25,562 (-  0.1%)
01/2015: E2 World's End #16 -- 25,331 (-  0.9%)
01/2015: E2 World's End #17 -- 24,955 (-  1.5%)
02/2015: E2 World's End #18 -- 24,435 (-  2.1%)
02/2015: E2 World's End #19 -- 24,376 (-  0.2%)
02/2015: E2 World's End #20 -- 24,182 (-  0.8%)

02/2015: E2 World’s End #21 — 24,033 (- 0.6%)

Since #1: - 50.2%

Stabilizing, with just five issues to go. I guess if you’ve been in it for this long you’re likely to stick it out to the end.


93 - JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK ($3.99)
02/2012: Justice League Dark #6  -- 38,360

02/2013: Justice League Dark #17 — 25,841

02/2014: Justice League Dark #28 -- 30,519 (-  6.3%)
03/2014: Justice League Dark #29 -- 29,202 (-  4.3%)
04/2014: Justice League Dark #30 -- 27,695 (-  5.2%)
05/2014: Justice League Dark #31 -- 25,337 (-  8.5%)
06/2014: Justice League Dark #32 -- 38,219 (+ 50.8%)
07/2014: Justice League Dark #33 -- 28,297 (- 26.0%)
08/2014: Justice League Dark #34 -- 25,258 (- 10.7%)
09/2014: Futures End #1          -- 58,529 (+131.7%)
10/2014: Justice League Dark #35 -- 24,462 (- 58.2%)
11/2014: Justice League Dark #36 -- 24,495 (+  0.1%)
12/2014: Justice League Dark #37 -- 23,151 (-  5.5%)
01/2015: Justice League Dark #38 -- 20,222 (- 12.7%)

02/2015: Justice League Dark #39 — 24,023 (+ 18.8%)

6 months: -  4.9%
1 year  : - 21.3%
2 years : -  7.0%
Since #1: - 70.7%

Adds nearly 4K copies with its Harley Quinn variant. Ending in March; to be relaunched as Dark Universe at some point post-Convergence.


100 - GOTHAM ACADEMY ($2.99)
10/2014: Gotham Academy #1  -- 43,338
11/2014: Gotham Academy #2  -- 31,110 (- 28.2%)
12/2014: Gotham Academy #3  -- 26,509 (- 14.8%)
01/2015: Gotham Academy #4  -- 22,576 (- 14.8%)

02/2015: Gotham Academy #5 — 20,844 (- 7.7%)

Since #1: - 51.9%

Another title that might have been better served launching in June with the Divergence slate.


102 - RED LANTERNS ($2.99)
02/2012: Red Lanterns #6  -- 43,450

02/2013: Red Lanterns #17 — 35,839

02/2014: Green Lant/RL#28 -- 49,200 (+110.6%) [51,548]
03/2014: Red Lanterns #29 -- 25,153 (- 51.2%)
04/2014: Red Lanterns #30 -- 24,350 (-  3.2%)
05/2014: Red Lanterns #31 -- 24,307 (-  0.2%)
06/2014: Red Lanterns #32 -- 23,720 (-  2.4%)
07/2014: Red Lanterns #33 -- 23,355 (-  1.5%)
08/2014: Red Lanterns #34 -- 22,761 (-  2.5%)
09/2014: Futures End #1   -- 56,030 (+146.2%)
10/2014: Red Lanterns #35 -- 26,534 (- 52.6%)
11/2014: Red Lanterns #36 -- 25,654 (-  3.3%)
12/2014: Red Lanterns #37 -- 25,521 (-  0.5%)
01/2015: Red Lanterns #38 -- 21,573 (- 15.5%)

02/2015: Red Lanterns #39 — 20,546 (- 4.8%)

6 months: -  9.7%
1 year  : - 60.1%
2 years : - 42.7%
Since #1: - 77.0%
104 - GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS ($2.99)
02/2012: New Guardians #6  -- 50,319

02/2013: New Guardians #17 — 42,285

02/2014: New Guardians #28 -- 27,212 (-  4.0%)
03/2014: New Guardians #29 -- 25,296 (-  7.0%)
04/2014: New Guardians #30 -- 24,727 (-  2.2%)
05/2014: New Guardians #31 -- 23,886 (-  3.4%)
06/2014: New Guardians #32 -- 23,142 (-  3.1%)
07/2014: New Guardians #33 -- 22,797 (-  1.5%)
08/2014: New Guardians #34 -- 22,052 (-  3.3%)
09/2014: Futures End #1    -- 55,863 (+153.3%)
10/2014: New Guardians #35 -- 26,702 (- 52.2%)
11/2014: New Guardians #36 -- 25,681 (-  3.8%)
12/2014: New Guardians #37 -- 25,438 (-  0.9%)
01/2015: New Guardians #38 -- 21,992 (- 13.5%)

02/2015: New Guardians #39 — 20,494 (- 6.8%)

6 months: -  7.1%
1 year  : - 24.7%
2 years : - 51.5%
Since #1: - 78.8%

Both ending in March, as part of the much-need Green Lantern line pruning.


110 - GREEN ARROW ($2.99)
02/2005: Green Arrow #47  -- 31,553
02/2010: Arrow&Canary #29 -- 16,600
02/2011: Green Arrow #9   -- 33,922
02/2012: Green Arrow #6   -- 30,097

02/2013: Green Arrow #17 — 36,043

02/2014: Green Arrow #28  -- 26,725 (+ 12.4%)
03/2014: Green Arrow #29  -- 23,698 (- 11.3%)
04/2014: Green Arrow #30  -- 23,577 (-  0.5%)
05/2014: Green Arrow #31  -- 23,475 (-  0.4%)
06/2014: Green Arrow #32  -- 23,602 (+  0.5%)
07/2014: Green Arrow #33  -- 23,452 (-  0.6%)
08/2014: Green Arrow #34  -- 22,927 (-  2.2%)
09/2014: Futures End #1   -- 61,915 (+170.1%)
10/2014: Green Arrow #35  -- 23,346 (- 62.3%)
11/2014: Green Arrow #36  -- 21,842 (-  6.4%)
12/2014: Green Arrow #37  -- 20,904 (-  4.3%)
01/2015: Green Arrow #38  -- 20,207 (-  3.3%)

02/2015: Green Arrow #39 — 19,651 (- 2.8%)

6 months: - 14.3%
1 year  : - 26.5%
2 years : - 45.5%
5 years : + 18.4%
10 years: - 37.7%
Since #1: - 72.8%

Drops not only below 20K, but also below the previous New 52 low (#16, 19,888).


111 - ARKHAM MANOR ($2.99)
10/2014: Arkham Manor #1 -- 45,922
11/2014: Arkham Manor #2 -- 30,907 (- 32.7%)
12/2014: Arkham Manor #3 -- 28,202 (-  8.8%)
01/2015: Arkham Manor #4 -- 21,617 (- 23.3%)

02/2015: Arkham Manor #5 — 19,512 (- 9.7%)

Since #1: - 57.5%

Penultimate issue.


116 - GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT ($2.99)
11/2014: Gotham by Midnight #1  -- 38,436
12/2014: Gotham by Midnight #2  -- 27,849 (- 27.5%)
01/2015: Gotham by Midnight #3  -- 21,330 (- 23.4%)

02/2015: Gotham by Midnight #4 — 18,643 (- 12.6%)

Since #1: - 51.5%

Still dropping, and I don’t that see where the two-month Convergence gap will help any.


118 - SECRET ORIGINS ($4.99)
04/2014: Secret Origins #1  -- 38,742 
05/2014: Secret Origins #2  -- 32,966 (- 14.9%) 
06/2014: Secret Origins #3  -- 28,351 (- 14.0%) 
07/2014: Secret Origins #4  -- 37,181 (+ 31.1%) 
08/2014: Secret Origins #5  -- 24,126 (- 35.1%) 
09/2004: --
10/2014: Secret Origins #6  -- 24,775 (+  2.7%) 
11/2014: Secret Origins #7  -- 21,377 (- 13.7%) 
12/2014: Secret Origins #8  -- 20,687 (-  3.2%) 
01/2013: Secret Origins #9  -- 18,190 (- 12.1%) 

02/2014: Secret Origins #10 — 18,312 (+ 0.7%)

6 months: - 24.1%
Since #1: - 52.7%

A slight bump up for the penultimate issue, likely for the Batgirl origin that tied-in closely with the story in the ongoing Batgirl title.


131 - SUICIDERS (Vertigo) ($3.99)
02/2015: Suiciders #1  -- 18,275 

Returnable, so adjusted up 10% from the reported numbers (see the disclaimers at the end of this column for why we make this adjustment).

The debut of writer/artist Lee Bermejo’s new Vertigo series is the top-selling Vertigo title of the month. 18K is nothing to crow too loudly about for a first issue, but it’s a better debut than most recent Vertigo titles not named Sandman.


126 - WORLDS' FINEST ($2.99)

02/2013: Worlds’ Finest #9 — 28,332

02/2014: Worlds' Finest #20 -- 25,585 (+ 31.5%) [27,613]
03/2014: Worlds' Finest #21 -- 25,676 (-  7.0%)
04/2014: Worlds' Finest #22 -- 21,485 (- 16.3%)
05/2014: Worlds' Finest #23 -- 21,118 (-  1.7%)
06/2014: Worlds' Finest #24 -- 20,900 (-  1.0%)
07/2014: Worlds' Finest #25 -- 19,957 (-  4.5%)
08/2014: Worlds' Finest #26 -- 19,772 (-  0.9%)
09/2014: Futures End #1     -- 55,376 (+153.3%)
10/2014: Worlds' Finest #27 -- 20,234 (- 63.5%)
11/2014: Worlds' Finest #28 -- 19,709 (-  2.6%)
12/2014: Worlds' Finest #29 -- 19,001 (-  3.6%)
01/2015: Worlds' Finest #30 -- 18,470 (-  2.8%)

02/2015: Worlds’ Finest #31 — 17,314 (- 6.3%)

6 months: - 12.4%
1 year  : - 37.3%
2 years : - 38.9%
Since #1: - 75.1%

Penultimate issue.


127 - RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS ($2.99)
02/2012: Red Hood & Outlaws #6  -- 39,898

02/2013: Red Hood & Outlaws #17 — 53,076

02/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #28 -- 23,236 (-  6.4%)
03/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #29 -- 22,316 (-  4.0%)
04/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #30 -- 21,718 (-  2.7%)
05/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #31 -- 21,257 (-  2.1%)
06/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #32 -- 33,081 (+ 55.6%)
07/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #33 -- 20,669 (- 37.5%)
08/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #34 -- 20,069 (-  2.9%)
09/2014: Futures End #1         -- 54,984 (+174.0%)
10/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #35 -- 19,837 (- 63.9%)
11/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #36 -- 19,245 (-  3.0%)
12/2014: Red Hood & Outlaws #37 -- 18,723 (-  2.7%)
01/2015: Red Hood & Outlaws #38 -- 18,014 (-  3.8%)

02/2015: Red Hood & Outlaws #39 — 17,270 (- 4.1%)

6 months: - 13.9%
1 year  : - 25.7%
2 years : - 67.5%
Since #1: - 75.4%

Penultimate issue. Being relaunched post-Convergence as Red Hood/Arsenal and a separate Starfire series.


130 - JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000 ($2.99)
02/2014: Justice League 3K #3  -- 33,308 (-19.6%)
03/2014: Justice League 3K #4  -- 30,127 (- 9.6%)
04/2014: Justice League 3K #5  -- 27,529 (- 8.6%)
05/2014: Justice League 3K #6  -- 25,738 (- 6.5%)
06/2014: Justice League 3K #7  -- 24,172 (- 6.1%)
07/2014: Justice League 3K #8  -- 22,604 (- 6.5%)
08/2014: Justice League 3K #9  -- 20,974 (- 7.2%)
09/2014: --
10/2014: Justice League 3K #10 -- 19,623 (- 6.4%)
11/2014: Justice League 3K #11 -- 18,642 (- 5.0%)
12/2014: Justice League 3K #12 -- 18,659 (+ 0.1%)
01/2015: Justice League 3K #13 -- 17,432 (- 6.6%)

02/2015: Justice League 3K #14 — 16,778 (- 3.8%)

6 months: - 20.0% 
1 year  : - 49.6%
Since #1: - 70.9%

Penultimate issue—of a sort. Becomes Justice League 3001 post-Convergence.


137, 141, 139 - INJUSTICE: YEAR THREE (Digital-First) ($2.99)

02/2013: Injustice #2 — 17,068 [29,096]

02/2014: Injustice Y2 #2  -- 22,703 (- 8.1%)
03/2014: Injustice Y2 #3  -- 20,693 (- 8.9%)
04/2014: Injustice Y2 #4  -- 20,310 (- 1.9%)
05/2014: Injustice Y2 #5  -- 19,834 (- 2.3%)
06/2014: Injustice Y2 #6  -- 19,353 (- 2.4%)
07/2014: Injustice Y2 #7  -- 19,811 (+ 2.4%)
07/2014: Injustice Y2 #8  -- 18,931 (- 4.4%)
08/2014: Injustice Y2 #9  -- 18,397 (- 2.8%)
08/2014: Injustice Y2 #10 -- 18,068 (- 1.8%)
09/2014: Injustice Y2 #11 -- 18,086 (+ 0.1%)
09/2014: Injustice Y2 #12 -- 17,829 (- 1.4%)
10/2014: Injustice Y3 #1  -- 19,307 (+ 8.3%)
10/2014: Injustice Y3 #2  -- 17,884 (- 7.4%)
11/2014: Injustice Y3 #3  -- 17,243 (- 3.6%)
11/2014: Injustice Y3 #4  -- 16,741 (- 2.9%)
12/2014: Injustice Y3 #5  -- 16,611 (- 0.8%)
12/2014: Injustice Y3 #6  -- 16,141 (- 2.8%)
01/2015: Injustice Y3 #7  -- 15,796 (- 2.1%)
02/2015: Injustice Y3 #8  -- 15,816 (+ 0.1%)
02/2015: Injustice Y3 #9  -- 15,345 (- 3.0%)

02/2015: Injustice Y3 #10 — 15,417 (+ 0.5%)

6 months: - 14.8%
1 year  : - 31.6%
2 years : - 46.6%
Since #1: - 20.1%

Three issues in February, as #8 slipped from its January date. Looks to have stabilized in the 15K range, apparently enough (combined with whatever digital sales are out there) for there to be a Year 4.

140 - SWAMP THING ($2.99)
02/2005: Swamp Thing #12 -- 13,452
02/2012: Swamp Thing #6  -- 41,235

02/2013: Swamp Thing #17 — 31,497

02/2014: Swamp Thing #28 -- 19,146 (-  3.1%)
03/2014: Swamp Thing #29 -- 18,837 (-  1.6%)
04/2014: Swamp Thing #30 -- 18,458 (-  2.0%)
05/2014: Swamp Thing #31 -- 18,249 (-  1.1%)
06/2014: Swamp Thing #32 -- 18,483 (+  1.3%)
07/2014: Swamp Thing #33 -- 17,905 (-  3.1%)
08/2014: Swamp Thing #34 -- 17,570 (-  1.9%)
09/2014: Futures End #1  -- 51,918 (+195.5%)
10/2014: Swamp Thing #35 -- 17,354 (- 66.6%)
11/2014: Swamp Thing #36 -- 16,840 (-  3.0%)
12/2014: Swamp Thing #37 -- 16,339 (-  3.0%)
01/2015: Swamp Thing #38 -- 15,751 (-  3.6%)

02/2015: Swamp Thing #39 — 15,360 (- 2.5%)

6 months: - 12.6%
1 year  : - 19.8%
2 years : - 51.2%
10 years: + 14.2%
Since #1: - 79.2%

Standard attrition for the penultimate issue.


146 - LOBO ($2.99)
10/2014: Lobo #1  -- 39,047 (+190.6%)
11/2014: Lobo #2  -- 25,881 (- 33.7%)
12/2014: Lobo #3  -- 20,208 (- 21.9%)
01/2015: Lobo #4  -- 16,889 (- 16.4%)

02/2015: Lobo #5 — 14,770 (- 12.5%)

Since #1: - 62.2%

The lowest-selling DCU title not scheduled for cancellation or relaunch post-Convergence.


146, 151 - BATMAN '66 (Digital-First) ($2.99)
02/2014: Batman '66 #8  -- 19,795 (- 9.2%)
03/2014: Batman '66 #9  -- 18,802 (- 5.0%)
04/2014: Batman '66 #10 -- 17,917 (- 4.7%)
05/2014: Batman '66 #11 -- 18,642 (+ 4.0%)
06/2014: Batman '66 #12 -- 17,286 (- 7.3%)
07/2014: Batman '66 #13 -- 17,264 (- 0.1%)
08/2014: Batman '66 #14 -- 21,456 (+24.3%)
09/2014: Batman '66 #15 -- 16,842 (-21.5%)
10/2014: Batman '66 #16 -- 15,923 (- 5.5%)
11/2014: Batman '66 #17 -- 15,585 (- 2.1%)
12/2014: Batman '66 #18 -- 15,409 (- 1.1%)
01/2015: --
02/2015: Batman '66 #19 -- 14,770 (- 4.1%)

02/2015: Batman ’66 #20 — 14,525 (- 1.7%)

6 months: - 31.7%
1 year  : - 26.0%
Since #1: - 71.2%

Two issues this month, as #19 slid from January.


148 - CONSTANTINE ($2.99)
02/2005: Hellblazer #205 -- 15,158
02/2010: Hellblazer #264 -- 10,025
02/2011: Hellblazer #276 --  9,466
02/2012: Hellblazer #288 --  9,533

02/2013: Hellblazer #300 — 12,522

02/2014: Constantine #11 -- 20,385 (-  1.7%)
03/2014: Constantine #12 -- 20,051 (-  1.6%)
04/2014: Constantine #13 -- 18,454 (-  8.0%)
05/2014: Constantine #14 -- 17,422 (-  5.6%)
06/2014: Constantine #15 -- 16,704 (-  4.1%)
07/2014: Constantine #16 -- 16,235 (-  2.8%)
08/2014: Constantine #17 -- 15,647 (-  2.8%)
09/2014: Futures End #1  -- 51,990 (+232.3%)
10/2014: Constantine #18 -- 15,648 (- 69.9%)
11/2014: Constantine #19 -- 15,716 (+  0.4%)
12/2014: Constantine #20 -- 15,574 (-  0.9%)
01/2015: Constantine #21 -- 15,209 (-  2.3%)

02/2015: Constantine #22 — 14,716 (- 3.2%)

6 months: -  6.0%
1 year  : - 27.8%
2 years : + 17.5%
5 years : + 46.8%
10 years: -  2.9%
Since #1: - 60.8%

To be relaunched post-Convergence as Constantine: The Hellblazer.


154 - BATWOMAN ($2.99)
02/2012: Batwoman #6    --  49,227

02/2013: Batwoman #17 — 32,041

02/2014: Batwoman #28   -- 20,672 (-  8.0%)
03/2014: Batwoman #29   -- 19,750 (-  4.5%)
04/2014: Batwoman #30   -- 19,204 (-  2.8%)
05/2014: Batwoman #31   -- 18,463 (-  3.9%)
06/2014: Batwoman #32   -- 33,538 (+ 81.6%)
07/2014: Batwoman #33   -- 23,922 (- 28.7%)
08/2014: Batwoman #34   -- 16,909 (- 29.3%)
09/2014: Futures End #1 -- 50,914 (+201.1%)
10/2014: Batwoman #35   -- 16,767 (- 67.1%)
11/2014: Batwoman #36   -- 15,795 (-  5.8%)
12/2014: Batwoman #37   -- 15,305 (-  3.1%)
01/2015: Batwoman #38   -- 14,656 (-  4.2%)

02/2015: Batwoman #39 — 13,987 (- 4.6%)

6 months: - 17.3%
1 year  : - 32.3%
2 years : - 56.3%
Since #1: - 84.1%

Ending in March.


157 - FABLES (Vertigo) ($2.99)
02/2005: Fables #34  -- 24,322
02/2010: --
02/2011: Fables #102 -- 19,215
02/2012: Fables #114 -- 17,374

02/2013: Fables #126 — 15,480

02/2014: Fables #138 -- 14,109 (- 0.4%)
03/2014: Fables #139 -- 13,936 (- 1.2%)
04/2014: --
05/2014: Fables #140 -- 13,977 (+ 0.3%)
06/2014: Fables #141 -- 13,997 (+ 0.1%)
07/2014: Fables #142 -- 13,831 (- 1.2%)
08/2014: Fables #143 -- 13,672 (- 1.1%)
09/2014: Fables #144 -- 13,551 (- 0.9%)
10/2014: Fables #145 -- 13,723 (+ 1.3%)
11/2014: Fables #146 -- 13,412 (- 2.3%)
12/2014: Fables #147 -- 13,302 (- 0.8%)
01/2015: Fables #148 -- 13,220 (- 0.6%)

02/2015: Fables #149 — 13,302 (+ 0.6%)

6 months: -  2.7%
1 year  : -  5.7%
2 years : - 14.1%
5 years :    n.a.
10 years: - 45.3%
Since #1: - 39.6%

The final issue #150—which will also double as the last trade paperback—is due out in July.


159, 168 - MORTAL KOMBAT X (Digital-First) ($3.99)
01/2015: Mortal Kombat X #1  -- 21,062 
02/2015: Mortal Kombat X #2  -- 13,277 (- 37.0%) 

02/2015: Mortal Kombat X #3 — 12,581 (- 5.2%)

Since #1: - 40.3%

No one should be surprised at the 37% drop for the second issue.


160 - AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE (Vertigo) ($2.99)
02/2011: American Vampire #12    --  16,522
02/2012: American Vampire #24    --  14,278

02/2013: —

02/2014: --
03/2014: American Vampire 2Cy #1 --  20,863 (+ 64.3%)
04/2014: American Vampire 2Cy #2 --  17,068 (- 18.2%)
05/2014: American Vampire 2Cy #3 --  15,642 (-  8.4%)
06/2014: --
07/2014: American Vampire 2Cy #4 --  15,400 (-  1.5%)
08/2014: --
09/2014: --
10/2014: American Vampire 2Cy #5 --  14,621 (-  7.4%)
11/2014: --
12/2014: --
01/2015: --

02/2015: American Vampire 2Cy #6 — 13,234 (- 7.2%)

6 months:    n.a.
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years :    n.a.
Since #1: - 36.6%

Now that Fables is pretty much over, this will be Vertigo’s flagship title.


171 - SENSATION COMICS FEAT WONDER WOMAN (Digital-First) ($3.99)
08/2014: Sensation Comics #1 -- 29,640
09/2014: Sensation Comics #2 -- 22,085 (- 25.5%)
10/2014: Sensation Comics #3 -- 17,996 (- 18.5%)
11/2014: Sensation Comics #4 -- 16,573 (-  7.9%)
12/2014: Sensation Comics #5 -- 14,323 (- 13.6%)
01/2015: Sensation Comics #6 -- 12,927 (-  9.7%)

02/2015: Sensation Comics #7 — 12,115 (- 6.3%)

6 months: - 59.1%
Since #1: - 59.1%

At this point percentage drops in the 3% range would be preferable.


177 - HE-MAN: ETERNITY WAR ($2.99)

02/2013: —

02/2014: He-Man & MotU #10  -- 13,816 (-  4.5%)
03/2014: He-Man & MotU #11  -- 13,090 (-  5.3%)
04/2014: He-Man & MotU #12  -- 12,718 (-  2.8%)
05/2014: He-Man & MotU #13  -- 12,430 (-  2.3%)
06/2014: He-Man & MotU #14  -- 12,144 (-  2.3%)
07/2014: He-Man & MotU #15  -- 11,905 (-  2.0%)
08/2014: He-Man & MotU #16  -- 11,721 (-  1.5%)
09/2014: He-Man & MotU #17  -- 11,756 (+  0.3%)
10/2014: He-Man & MotU #18  -- 11,501 (-  2.2%)
11/2014: He-Man & MotU #19  -- 11,022 (-  4.2%)
12/2014: He-Man Eternity #1 -- 18,884 (+ 71.3%)
01/2015: He-Man Eternity #2 -- 12,104 (- 35.9%)

02/2015: He-Man Eternity #3 — 11,700 (- 3.3%)

6 months: -  0.2%
1 year  : - 15.3%
2 years :    n.a.

Right back to standard attrition.


180 - ASTRO CITY (Vertigo) ($3.99)
02/2005: --
02/2010: --
02/2011: --

02/2012: —

02/2014: Astro City #9   -- 14,289 (- 3.7%)
03/2014: Astro City #10  -- 14,094 (- 1.4%)
04/2014: Astro City #11  -- 13,909 (- 1.3%)
05/2014: Astro City #12  -- 13,795 (- 0.8%)
06/2014: Astro City #13  -- 13,419 (- 2.7%)
07/2014: --
08/2014: Astro City #14  -- 13,069 (- 2.6%)
09/2014: Astro City #15  -- 12,660 (- 3.1%)
10/2014: Astro City #16  -- 12,480 (- 1.4%)
11/2014: Astro City #17  -- 12,055 (- 3.4%)
12/2014: Astro City #18  -- 11,985 (- 0.6%)
01/2015: Astro City #19  -- 11,734 (- 2.1%)

02/2015: Astro City #20 — 11,603 (- 1.1%)

6 months: - 11.2%
1 year  : - 18.8%
5 years :    n.a.
10 years:    n.a.
Since #1: - 58.1%

More or less stable with each month having a drop of standard attrition levels or a bit less, though the long-term trend is still down.


185 - THE FLASH: SEASON ZERO (Digital-First) ($2.99)
10/2014: Flash Season 0 #1 -- 23,501 
11/2014: Flash Season 0 #2 -- 14,287 (- 39.2%) 
12/2014: Flash Season 0 #3 -- 12,247 (- 14.3%) 
01/2015: Flash Season 0 #4 -- 10,806 (- 11.8%) 

02/2015: Flash Season 0 #5 — 10,450 (- 3.3%)

Since #1: - 55.5%

Standard attrition.


190 - FABLES: THE WOLF AMONG US (Vertigo) (Digital-First) ($3.99)
01/2015: Fables: TWAU #1  -- 13,620 
02/2015: Fables: TWAU #2  -- 10,224 (- 24.9%) 

A typical second-issue drop.


194 - TRINITY OF SIN ($2.99)
10/2014: Trinity of Sin #1 -- 22,683 
11/2014: Trinity of Sin #2 -- 15,097 (- 33.4%)
12/2014: Trinity of Sin #3 -- 12,939 (- 14.3%)
01/2015: Trinity of Sin #4 -- 11,016 (- 14.9%)

02/2015: Trinity of Sin #5 — 9,728 (- 11.7%)

Since #1: - 57.1%

Penultimate issue.


202 - ARROW: SEASON 2.5 (Digital-First) ($2.99)

02/2013: Arrow #4 — 11,581

10/2014: Arrow Season 2.5 #1 -- 17,364 (+113.1%) 
11/2014: Arrow Season 2.5 #2 -- 11,121 (- 36.0%) 
12/2014: Arrow Season 2.5 #3 --  9,862 (- 11.3%) 
01/2015: Arrow Season 2.5 #4 --  9,302 (-  5.7%) 

02/2015: Arrow Season 2.5 #5 — 9,060 (- 2.6%)

2 years : - 21.8%
Since #1: - 47.8%

Standard attrition.


215 - SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 CONTINUITY (Digital-First) ($3.99)

01/2013: Smallville S11 #10 — 17,024

02/2014: Smallville Alien #3   -- 11,061 (- 6.0%)
03/2014: Smallville Alien #4   -- 10,570 (- 4.4%)
04/2014: Smallville Lantern #1 -- 12,391 (+17.2%)
05/2014: Smallville Lantern #2 -- 11,372 (- 8.2%)
06/2014: Smallville Lantern #3 -- 11,401 (+ 0.3%)
07/2014: Smallville Lantern #4 -- 11,243 (- 1.4%)
08/2014: Smallville Chaos #1   -- 10,716 (- 4.7%)
09/2014: Smallville Chaos #2   --  9,801 (- 8.5%)
10/2014: Smallville Chaos #3   --  9,661 (- 1.4%)
11/2014: Smallville Chaos #4   --  8,841 (- 8.5%)
12/2014: S'ville Continuity #1 --  9,071 (+ 2.6%)
01/2015: S'ville Continuity #2 --  8,521 (- 6.1%)

02/2015: S’ville Continuity #3 — 8,107 (- 4.9%)

6 months: - 24.3%
1 year  : - 26.7%
2 years : - 52.4%
Since #1: - 10.6%

Penultimate issue. Will Smallville Season 11 finish above the 8K line? tune in next month to find out!


218 - TEEN TITANS GO! (Digital-First) ($2.99)

02/2005: Teen Titans Go! #16 — 13,980

02/2014: Teen Titans Go! #2  --  9,038 (-32.8%)
03/2014: --
04/2014: Teen Titans Go! #3  --  8,185 (- 9.4%)
05/2014: --
06/2014: Teen Titans Go! #4  --  8,667 (+ 5.9%)
07/2014: --
08/2014: Teen Titans Go! #5  --  8,688 (+ 0.2%)
09/2014: --
10/2014: Teen Titans Go! #6  --  8,677 (- 0.1%)
11/2014: --
12/2014: Teen Titans Go! #7  --  8,254 (- 4.9%)
01/2015: --

02/2015: Teen Titans Go! #8 — 7,917 (- 4.1%)

6 months: -  8.9%
1 year  : - 12.4%
10 years: - 43.4%
Since #1: - 41.1%

Not returnable (unlike most of the previous issues).


236 - WOLF MOON (Vertigo) ($2.99)
12/2014: Wolf Moon #1 of 6 -- 15,865 
01/2015: Wolf Moon #2 of 6 --  8,747 (- 44.9%) 
02/2015: Wolf Moon #3 of 6 --  7,789 (- 11.0%) 

Returnable, so adjusted up 10% from the reported numbers (see the disclaimers at the end of this column for why we make this adjustment).

A typical third issue percentage drop.


222 - SANDMAN OVERTURE SPECIAL EDITION (Vertigo) ($4.99)
02/2014: --
03/2014: --
04/2014: --
05/2014: Sandman Overture SE #2 -- 11,499 (-20.7%)
06/2014: --
07/2014: --
08/2014: --
09/2014: Sandman Overture SE #3 -- 10,190 (-11.4%)
10/2014: --
11/2014: --
12/2014: --
01/2015: --

02/2015: Sandman Overture SE #4 — 7,714 (-24.3%)

6 months:    n.a.
Since #1: - 46.8%

The regular edition sold 64,508 copies back in December.


253 - INFINITE CRISIS: FIGHT FOR THE MULTIVERSE (Digital-First)($3.99)
07/2014: Infinite Crisis FftM #1 -- 26,096
08/2014: Infinite Crisis FftM #2 -- 15,340 (- 41.2%)
09/2014: Infinite Crisis FftM #3 -- 13,884 (-  9.5%)
10/2014: Infinite Crisis FftM #4 -- 11,348 (- 18.3%)
11/2014: Infinite Crisis FftM #5 --  8,920 (- 21.4%)
12/2014: Infinite Crisis FftM #6 --  7,809 (- 12.5%)
01/2015: Infinite Crisis FftM #7 --  7,231 (- 18.9%)

02/2015: Infinite Crisis FftM #8 — 6,498 (- 16.8%)

6 months: - 57.6%
Since #1: - 75.1%

Ending in June.


254 - BODIES (Vertigo) ($2.99)
07/2014:Bodies #1 of 8 -- 17,500 
08/2014:Bodies #2 of 8 -- 11,283 (-33.8%) 
09/2014:Bodies #3 of 8 --  9,439 (-16.3%) 
10/2014:Bodies #4 of 8 --  8,828 (- 6.5%) 
11/2014:Bodies #5 of 8 --  7,926 (-10.2%) 
12/2014:Bodies #6 of 8 --  7,488 (- 5.5%) 
01/2015:Bodies #7 of 8 --  6,647 (-11.2%) 

02/2015:Bodies #8 of 8 — 6,460 (- 2.8%)

6 months: - 42.7%
Since #1: - 62.1%

The final issue shows a small decline. In for a penny…


272 - EFFIGY (Vertigo) ($2.99)
01/2015: Effigy #1  -- 11,656 
02/2015: Effigy #2  --  6,408 (- 45.0%) 

Returnable, so adjusted up 10% from the reported numbers (see the disclaimers at the end of this column for why we make this adjustment).

A large drop for the second issue, for a comic that had pretty much zero wiggle-room to begin with. Unless there are spectacular sales for the first trade collection, this comic is not long for this world.


266 - COFFIN HILL (Vertigo) ($2.99)
02/2014: Coffin Hill #5  -- 10,435 (- 7.7%)
03/2014: Coffin Hill #6  --  9,982 (- 4.3%)
04/2014: Coffin Hill #7  --  9,547 (- 4.4%)
05/2014: --
06/2014: Coffin Hill #8  --  8,764 (- 8.2%)
07/2014: Coffin Hill #9  --  8,396 (- 4.2%)
08/2014: Coffin Hill #10 --  7,710 (- 8.1%)
09/2014: Coffin Hill #11 --  7,422 (- 3.7%)
10/2014: Coffin Hill #12 --  7,136 (- 3.9%)
11/2014: Coffin Hill #13 --  6,752 (- 5.4%)
12/2014: Coffin Hill #14 --  6,410 (- 5.1%)
01/2015: --

02/2015: Coffin Hill #15 — 5,933 (- 7.4%)

6 months: - 23.0%
1 year  : - 43.1%
Since #1: - 75.4%

Drops another 0.5K copies. It’s at the level where cancellation is imminent, but no announcement has been made as yet…


275 - KLARION ($2.99)
10/2014: Klarion #1  -- 20,870 (- 28.0%) 
11/2014: Klarion #2  -- 11,413 (- 45.3%) 
12/2014: Klarion #3  --  8,418 (- 26.2%) 
01/2015: Klarion #4  --  6,776 (- 19.5%) 

02/2015: Klarion #5 — 5,575 (- 17.7%)

Since #1: - 73.3%

Penultimate issue.


278 - STAR-SPANGLED WAR STORIES FEAT GI ZOMBIE ($2.99)
07/2014: SSWS GI Zombie #1 -- 18,762 
08/2014: SSWS GI Zombie #2 -- 11,724 (- 37.5%) 
09/2014: Futures End #1    -- 44,333 (+278.1%)
10/2014: SSWS GI Zombie #3 --  9,228 (- 79.2%) 
11/2014: SSWS GI Zombie #4 --  7,546 (- 18.2%) 
12/2014: SSWS GI Zombie #5 --  7,173 (-  4.9%) 
01/2015: SSWS GI Zombie #6 --  5,866 (- 18.2%) 

02/2015: SSWS GI Zombie #7 — 5,433 (- 7.4%)

6 months: - 53.7%
Since #1: - 71.0%

Penultimate issue.


284 - THE KITCHEN (Vertigo) ($2.99)
11/2014: The Kitchen #1 of 8 -- 14,066 
12/2014: The Kitchen #2 of 8 --  7,403 (- 47.4%) 
01/2015: The Kitchen #3 of 8 --  6,328 (- 14.5%) 

02/2015: The Kitchen #4 of 8 — 5,153 (- 18.6%)

Since #1: - 63.4%

Previous issues were returnable; this one was not.


295 - THE NAMES (Vertigo) ($2.99)
09/2014: The Names #1 of 8 -- 17,266 
10/2014: The Names #2 of 8 --  9,056 (- 47.6%) 
11/2014: The Names #3 of 8 --  6,926 (- 23.5%) 
12/2014: The Names #4 of 8 --  5,918 (- 14.6%) 
01/2015: The Names #5 of 8 --  5,312 (- 10.2%) 

02/2015: The Names #6 of 8 — 4,965 (- 6.5%)

Since #1: - 71.2%

These Vertigo mini-series aren’t doing much of anything in the single-issue market. Maybe they’ll make up for it in the trade collection?


+300 - HINTERKIND (Vertigo) ($2.99)
01/2014: Hinterkind #4  --  9,693 (-16.9%)
02/2014: Hinterkind #5  --  8,948 (- 7.7%)
03/2014: Hinterkind #6  --  8,306 (- 7.2%)
04/2014: --
05/2014: Hinterkind #7  --  7,487 (- 9.9%)
06/2014: Hinterkind #8  --  7,212 (- 3.7%)
07/2014: Hinterkind #9  --  6,686 (- 7.3%)
08/2014: Hinterkind #10 --  6,283 (- 6.0%)
09/2014: Hinterkind #11 --  ????? (< 6,262)
10/2014: Hinterkind #12 --  ????? (< 6,298)
11/2014: --
12/2014: Hinterkind #13 --  5,080 
01/2015: Hinterkind #14 --  4,810 (- 5.3%) 

02/2015: Hinterkind #15 — ????? (< 4,804)

6 months:   ????%
1 year  :   ????%
Since #1:   ????%

Ending with issue #18 in May.


+300 - FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS (Vertigo) ($2.99)
01/2014: FBP #7      --  8,971 (- 6.0%)
02/2014: --
03/2014: FBP #8      --  7,852 (-12.5%)
04/2014: FBP #9      --  7,619 (- 3.0%)
05/2014: FBP #10     --  7,242 (- 4.9%)
06/2014: FBP #11     --  6,958 (- 3.9%)
07/2014: FBP #12     --  ????? (< 6,594)
08/2014: FBP #13     --  6,189
09/2014: --
10/2014: FBP #14     --  ????? (< 6,298)
11/2014: FBP #15     --  5,288
12/2014: FBP #16     --  ????? (< 5,053)
01/2015: FBP #17     --  4,707

02/2015: FBP #18 — ????? (< 4,804)

6 months:   ????%
1 year  :   ????%
Since #1:   ????%

New issues are still being solicited…


+300 - SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? (All-Ages) ($2.99)
01/2005: Scooby-Doo #92                -- 4,872
01/2010: Scooby-Doo #152               -- 3,724
01/2011: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #5  -- 4,543
01/2012: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #17 -- 4,533

01/2013: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #29 — 4,729

01/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #41 -- 4,649 (-2.2%)
02/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #42 -- 4,540 (-2.3%)
03/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #43 -- 4,623 (+1.8%)
04/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #44 -- 4,650 (+0.6%)
05/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #45 -- 4,840 (+4.1%)
06/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #46 -- ????? (< 4,560)
07/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #47 -- ????? (< 6,594)
08/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #48 -- ????? (< 5,357)
09/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #49 -- ????? (< 6,262)
10/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #50 -- ????? (< 6,298)
11/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #51 -- ????? (< 5,214)
12/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #52 -- ????? (< 5,053)
01/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #53 -- 4,703 

02/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #54 — ????? (< 4,804)

6 months:    ???%
1 year  :    ???%
2 years :    ???%
5 years :    ???%
10 years:    ???%
Since #1:    ???%

Back down under the cut-off, which was higher this month than last.


+300 - LOONEY TUNES (All-Ages) ($2.99)
02/2005: Looney Tunes #123 -- 2,838
02/2010: Looney Tunes #183 -- ?????
02/2011: Looney Tunes #195 -- ?????
02/2012: Looney Tunes #205 -- ?????

02/2013: Looney Tunes #211 — ?????

02/2014: Looney Tunes #217 -- 2,784 (- 1.3%)
03/2014: -- 
04/2014: Looney Tunes #218 -- ????? (< 2,823)
05/2014: -- 
06/2014: Looney Tunes #219 -- ????? (< 4,560)
07/2014: -- 
08/2014: Looney Tunes #220 -- ????? (< 5,357)
09/2014: -- 
10/2014: Looney Tunes #221 -- ????? (< 6,298)
11/2014: -- 
12/2014: Looney Tunes #222 -- ????? (< 5,053)
01/2015: --

02/2015: Looney Tunes #223 — ????? (< 4,804)

6 months:   ????%
1 year  :   ????%
2 years :   ????%
5 years :   ????%
10 years:   ????%

Unless Diamond goes back to releasing the Top 400 sales info, this will likely not make the chart again.


Average Periodical Sales (not counting reprints, reorders shipping after the initial month of release, and magazines)

DC COMICS
02/2005: 27,525
02/2010: 26,199
02/2011: 23,252
02/2012: 31,535

02/2013: 34,711

02/2014: 27,070 (-  2.9%)
03/2014: 26,776 (-  1.1%)
04/2014: 29,202 (+  9.1%)*
05/2014: 31,764 (+  8.8%)
06/2014: 32,834 (+  3.4%)*
07/2014: 32,760 (+  0.2%)*
08/2014: 28,951 (- 11.6%)*
09/2014: 46,869 (+ 61.9%)*
10/2014: 31,598 (- 32.6%)*
11/2014: 28,654 (-  9.3%)*
12/2014: 29,047 (+  1.4%)*
01/2015: 24,289 (- 16.4%)

02/2015: 24,516 (+ 0.9%)**

6 months: - 15.3%
1 year  : -  9.4%
2 years : - 29.4%
5 years : -  6.4%
10 years: - 10.9%


DC UNIVERSE
02/2005: 34,956
02/2010: 35,895
02/2011: 25,887
02/2012: 34,456

02/2013: 36,838

02/2014: 33,327 (+  0.6%) 
03/2014: 32,007 (-  4.0%) 
04/2014: 36,447 (+ 13.9%) 
05/2014: 39,555 (+  8.5%) 
06/2014: 42,733 (+  8.0%) 
07/2014: 40,945 (-  4.2%) 
08/2014: 36,645 (- 10.5%) 
09/2014: 63,401 (+ 73.0%)** 
10/2014: 39,978 (- 36.9%)
11/2014: 36,710 (-  8.2%)
12/2014: 34,882 (-  5.0%)
01/2015: 30,680 (- 12.0%)

02/2015: 32,514 (+ 6.0%)

6 months: - 11.3%
1 year  : -  2.4%
2 years : - 11.7%
5 years : -  9.4%
10 years: -  7.0%


VERTIGO
02/2005: 13,451
02/2010:  9,956
02/2011: 10,295
02/2012: 10,252

02/2013: 12,019

02/2014: 13,215 (+ 15.2%) 
03/2014: 19,179 (+ 45.1%) 
04/2014: 11,214 (- 41.5%) 
05/2014: 11,778 (+  5.0%) 
06/2014: 11,372 (-  3.4%) 
07/2014: 15,803 (+ 39.0%)* 
08/2014:  9,082 (- 42.5%)
09/2014: 10,022 (+ 10.4%)*
10/2014:  9,066 (-  9.5%)*
11/2014:  8,511 (-  6.1%)*
12/2014: 13,195 (+ 55.0%)**
01/2015:  8,361 (- 36.6%)

02/2015: 8,612 (+ 3.0%)**

6 months: -  5.2%
1 year  : - 34.8%
2 years : - 28.3%
5 years : - 13.5%
10 years: - 36.0%


6 month comparisons


  • 18.2% – Batgirl
  • 17.6% – Flash
  • 12.6% – Catwoman
  • 6.8% – Sinestro
  • 5.3% – Batman
  • 1.2% – Green Lantern Corps
  • 0.6% – Batman and Robin
  • 0.2% – He-Man Eternity War (He-Man and the MotU)
  • 2.7% – Fables
  • 3.6% – Aquaman
  • 4.2% – Green Lantern
  • 4.9% – Justice League Dark
  • 6.0% – Constantine
  • 7.0% – Detective Comics
  • 7.1% – Green Lantern: New Guardians
  • 8.9% – Teen Titans Go!
  • 9.7% – Red Lanterns
  • 11.2% – Astro City
  • 12.4% – Worlds’ Finest
  • 12.6% – Swamp Thing
  • 13.4% – Superman
  • 13.9% – Red Hood and the Outlaws
  • 14.3% – Green Arrow
  • 14.8% – Injustice
  • 16.3% – Teen Titans
  • 17.3% – Batwoman
  • 18.6% – Action Comics
  • 20.0% – Justice League 3000
  • 20.6% – New Suicide Squad
  • 21.1% – Batman/Superman
  • 23.0% – Coffin Hill
  • 23.2% – Batman Eternal
  • 23.7% – Superman/Wonder Woman
  • 24.1% – Secret Origins
  • 24.3% – Smallville Season 11
  • 24.9% – Justice League United
  • 26.0% – New 52 – Futures End
  • 26.4% – Earth 2
  • 27.1% – Grayson
  • 31.7% – Batman ’66
  • 42.7% – Bodies
  • 44.7% – The Multiversity
  • 53.7% – Star-Spangled War Stories feat. G.I. Zombie
  • 57.6% – Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse
  • 59.1% – Sensation Comics feat. Wonder Woman

1 year comparisons


  • 42.8% – Superman
  • 35.5% – Wonder Woman
  • 33.5% – New Suicide Squad (Suicide Squad)
  • 28.9% – Flash
  • 27.4% – Teen Titans
  • 23.8% – Batman and Robin
  • 18.3% – Batgirl
  • 11.4% – Grayson (Nightwing)
  • 10.3% – Catwoman
  • 7.8% – Action Comics
  • 2.3% – Green Lantern Corps
  • 1.9% – Batman
  • 3.4% – Detective Comics
  • 5.7% – Fables
  • 7.9% – Aquaman
  • 9.9% – Justice League
  • 12.4% – Teen Titans Go!
  • 14.0% – Superman/Wonder Woman
  • 15.3% – He-Man Eternity War (He-Man and the MotU)
  • 18.5% – Green Lantern
  • 18.8% – Astro City
  • 19.8% – Swamp Thing
  • 21.3% – Justice League Dark
  • 23.0% – Earth 2
  • 24.7% – Green Lantern: New Guardians
  • 25.4% – Batman/Superman
  • 25.7% – Red Hood and the Outlaws
  • 26.0% – Batman ’66
  • 26.5% – Green Arrow
  • 26.7% – Smallville Season 11
  • 27.8% – Constantine
  • 31.6% – Injustice
  • 32.3% – Batwoman
  • 37.3% – Worlds’ Finest
  • 43.1% – Coffin Hill
  • 49.6% – Justice League 3000
  • 60.1% – Red Lanterns

2 year comparisons

+160.3% - Deathstroke
+ 17.5% - Constantine (Hellblazer)
+ 15.8% - New Suicide Squad (Suicide Squad)
+  9.0% - Wonder Woman
+  1.6% - Flash
-  7.0% - Justice League Dark 
- 12.0% - Batman and Robin
- 12.4% - Catwoman
- 13.1% - Teen Titans
- 14.1% - Fables
- 21.6% - Batman
- 21.8% - Arrow
- 30.8% - Justice League
- 33.0% - Green Lantern Corps
- 33.4% - Action Comics
- 33.7% - Grayson
- 36.3% - Detective Comics
- 37.8% - Batgirl
- 38.9% - Worlds' Finest
- 40.9% - Green Lantern
- 42.7% - Red Lanterns
- 42.9% - Earth 2
- 45.1% - Aquaman
- 45.5% - Green Arrow
- 46.6% - Injustice
- 51.2% - Swamp Thing
- 51.5% - Green Lantern: New Guardians
- 52.4% - Smallville Season 11
- 56.3% - Batwoman
- 67.5% - Red Hood and the Outlaws

5 year comparisons


  • 92.7% – Batman
  • 68.2% – Wonder Woman
  • 50.8% – Superman
  • 46.8% – Constantine (Hellblazer)
  • 38.5% – Batgirl
  • 32.8% – Batman/Superman (Superman/Batman)
  • 28.3% – Teen Titans
  • 27.6% – Action Comics
  • 26.7% – Justice League (Justice League of America)
  • 18.4% – Green Arrow
  • 29.8% – Secret Six
  • 38.4% – Flash
  • 38.5% – Batman and Robin
  • 56.0% – Green Lantern
  • 62.9% – Green Lantern Corps

10 year comparisons


  • 96.0% – Batman
  • 72.4% – Wonder Woman
  • 65.3% – Aquaman
  • 42.0% – Batgirl
  • 36.7% – Detective Comics
  • 14.5% – Catwoman
  • 14.2% – Swamp Thing
  • 13.0% – Justice League (JLA)
  • 12.3% – Grayson (Nightwing)
  • 1.7% – Action Comics
  • 2.9% – Constantine (Hellblazer)
  • 5.5% – Flash
  • 37.7% – Green Arrow
  • 43.4% – Teen Titans Go!
  • 45.3% – Fables
  • 50.5% – Teen Titans
  • 51.6% – Superman
  • 62.6% – Batman/Superman (Superman/Batman)
  • 65.5% – Green Lantern

Sales Indices

DCU: Average: 32,514. Median: 29,647.


3.6 - Batman
2.2 - Justice League
2.1 - Harley Quinn Special
1.7 - Detective Comics
1.7 - Batman and Robin
1.5 - The Multiversity
1.5 - Superman
1.4 - Batman Eternal
1.4 - Batman/Superman
1.3 - Flash
1.3 - Wonder Woman
1.3 - Green Lantern
1.3 - Grayson
1.3 - Batgirl
1.2 - Superman/Wonder Woman
1.2 - Action Comics
1.0 - Teen Titans
1.0 - Deathstroke
1.0 - Aquaman
1.0 - Justice League United
0.9 - New Suicide Squad
0.9 - New 52 - Futures End
0.9 - Green Lantern Corps
0.9 - Sinestro
0.8 - Earth 2
0.8 - Catwoman
0.7 - Earth 2 World's End
0.7 - Justice League Dark
0.6 - Gotham Academy
0.6 - Red Lanterns
0.6 - Green Lantern: New Guardians
0.6 - Green Arrow
0.6 - Arkham Manor
0.6 - Gotham By Midnight
0.6 - Secret Origins
0.5 - Worlds' Finest
0.5 - Red Hood and the Outlaws
0.5 - Justice League 3000
0.5 - Swamp Thing
0.5 - Lobo
0.5 - Constantine
0.4 - Batwoman
0.3 - Trinity of Sin
0.2 - Klarion
0.2 - Star-Spangled War Stories feat. GI Zombie


Vertigo: Average: 8,612. Median: 7,087

2.1 - Suiciders
1.5 - Fables
1.5 - American Vampire
1.3 - Astro City
1.2 - Fables: The Wolf Among Us
0.9 - Wolf Moon
0.9 - Sandman Overture Special Edition
0.8 - Bodies
0.7 - Effigy
0.7 - Coffin Hill
0.6 - The Kitchen
0.6 - The Names
0.6 - Hinterkind *
0.5 - FBP *


Digital First & Other: Average: 10,942. Median: 11,908

1.4 - Injustice Year 3
1.3 - Batman '66
1.1 - Mortal Kombat X
1.1 - Sensation Comics
1.1 - He-Man Eternity War
1.0 - Flash Season Zero
0.8 - Arrow Season 2.5
0.7 - Smallville Continuity
0.7 - Teen Titans Go!
0.6 - Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse
0.4 - Scooby-Doo Where Are You? *
0.3 - Looney Tunes *

—-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 according to the chart and index information provided by Diamond Comic Distributors.

ICv2.com’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 sales to bookstores, newsstands, 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. 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]”). 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. 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. To learn (a little) more about Vertigo’s collection sales, go right here.

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 300/400 chart in that month. In those cases, it’s assumed that said releases sold as many units as the No. 300/400 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, Heidi MacDonald or anyone at The Comics Beat, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 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.

17 COMMENTS

  1. This was really hard to read due to the current month and the last year or two’s same month being in a much larger font than the Book itself.

    I gave up after the 3rd or 4th book.

  2. Sigh.

    84 – SUPERGIRL ($2.99)
    02/2010: Supergirl #50 — 33,338
    02/2011: Supergirl #61 — 22,048
    02/2012: Supergirl #6 — 38,719
    02/2013: Supergirl #17 — 30,146
    ———————————
    02/2014: Supergirl #28 — 23,567 (+ 7.3%)
    03/2014: Supergirl #29 — 22,883 (- 2.9%)
    04/2014: Supergirl #30 — 23,410 (+ 2.3%)
    05/2014: Supergirl #31 — 22,783 (- 2.7%)
    06/2014: Supergirl #32 — 22,481 (- 1.3%)
    07/2014: Supergirl #33 — 22,802 (+ 1.4%)
    08/2014: Supergirl #34 — 26,510 (+ 16.3%)
    09/2014: Futures End #1 — 55,706 (+110.1%)
    10/2014: Supergirl #35 — 26,371 (- 52.7%)
    11/2014: Supergirl #36 — 28,373 (+ 7.6%)
    12/2014: Supergirl #37 — 26,272 (- 7.4%)
    01/2015: Supergirl #38 — 22,677 (- 13.7%)
    02/2015: Supergirl #39 — 26,304 (+ 16.0%)
    —————–
    6 months: – 0.8%
    1 year : + 11.6%
    2 years : – 12.7%
    5 years : – 21.1%
    Since #1: – 64.6%

    Penultimate issue.

  3. the formatting looks fine to me???

    Anyway, it’s weird that the sales of every book go up or down depending on which variant they pick for the monthly theme. That’s a sad affair.

  4. Forgot to add, I think the fact that Multiversity was also back to $5 probably helped, too. The guidebook was $8, so some people inevitably dropped off.

  5. Yeah, Chris is correct, lower price + Jim Lee bumped it up a bit…but I won’t lie, I somewhat expected the “Lee bump” to be a little bigger. The sales on Ultra Comics (which I predict to be in the Thunderworld range) and Issue #2 should be interesting.

    Also, I’m really disappointed with Gotham Academy’s low sales. For my money, it’s DC’s best and most unique book outside of The Multiversity. It reads like a Miyazaki movie set in Gotham, more people should be checking that out.

  6. Yeah, Gotham Academy is really good. We know that there’s an audience out there for this kind of stuff; it just needs to find that audience (and for the audience to find it). It may not be in comic stores, but perhaps in digital or collections?

  7. “02/2015: Gotham Academy #5 — 20,844 (- 7.7%)
    Another title that might have been better served launching in June with the Divergence slate.”

    Gotham Academy was hurt by the fact that it was released in a cluster of books with the redesigned Batgirl being plugged as the important one and everything else just sort of being there. I don’t think that releasing it amidst an even larger field of books where the redesigned Batman, Action Comics, and Wonder Woman are treated as what’s important and everything else is just being thrown out without any fanfare would have helped. For a book like Gotham Academy to succeed you’d need specific, individualized promotion for it. Not getting that kind of push spells quick failure, and I guarantee that most Divergence titles are going to suffer the same exact fate.

  8. I’ve stopped buying new monthlies for about the last 6 months now. And I have found I haven’t really missed them at all. Too expensive and decompressed I just got fed up.

    I do want to eventually pick up the last few Swamp Thing issues I missed. But that’s about it. Maybe digitally once they go cheap.

  9. That Harley Quinn Batman variant is so creepy; what is Joker supposed to be, her father come to punish her? Jill Thompson is twisted!

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