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by DAVID CARTER

 

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

DC moved a total of 2.66 million comics through Diamond-NA in February over 82 different titles, down about 200K from the previous month (on two fewer titles), and more than 750K more than February 2016.

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!

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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.)

9, 4 - JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ($2.99)
02/2007: --  
02/2014: JL of America #12  --  56,259  [56,812]
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02/2016: --
03/2016: JL of America #8   --  45,500 (-  4.9%)
04/2016: --
05/2016: --
06/2016: --
07/2016: --
08/2016: JL of America #9   --  44,700 (-  1.8%)
09/2016: --
10/2016: --
11/2016: JL of America #10  --  39,766 (- 11.0%)
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%)
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6 months: +105.3%
1 year  :    n.a.
10 years:    n.a.

Yes, I know your look at the February Top 300 shows that Batman was DC’s top seller for February, but once you adjust for returnability (see the fine print at the end of the column for why we do this) JLA #1 takes the top spot.

Last month’s disappointing Rebirth specials didn’t look too promising, but it appears they did not harm the debut of the series proper.

2, 3 - BATMAN ($2.99)
02/2007: Batman #663    --  83,167 
02/2012: Batman #6      -- 128,459 [135,435]
02/2013: Batman #17     -- 150,684 
02/2014: Batman #28     -- 114,089 [115,891]
02/2015: Batman #39     -- 118,106 [128,627]
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02/2016: Batman #49     -- 102,689 (+  1.7%) 
03/2016: Batman #50     -- 163,406 (+ 67.7%) [172,256]
04/2016: Batman #51     -- 101,922 (- 40.8%) 
05/2016: Batman #52     -- 102,197 (+  0.3%) 
06/2016: Rebirth #1     -- 219,788 (+124.3%) [229,267]
06/2016: Batman #1      -- 308,396 (+ 44.9%) [332,281]
07/2016: Batman #2      -- 194,816 (- 41.4%) 
07/2016: Batman #3      -- 185,833 (-  4.6%) 
08/2016: Batman #4      -- 168,284 (-  9.4%) 
08/2016: Batman #5      -- 156,356 (-  7.1%) 
09/2016: Batman #6      -- 138,853 (- 11.2%) 
09/2016: Batman #7      -- 135,585 (-  2.4%) 
10/2016: Batman #8      -- 129,837 (-  4.2%) 
10/2016: Batman #9      -- 126,090 (-  2.9%) 
11/2016: Batman #10     -- 120,901 (-  4.1%) 
11/2016: Batman #11     -- 116,690 (-  3.5%) 
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%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 37.9%
1 year  : -  1.8%
2 years : - 21.6%
5 years : - 25.5%
10 years: + 21.3%

This marks the first time since the start of the New 52 nearly five and a half years ago that an issue of Batman has not sold over 100K on the Diamond North America sales chart. That’s a remarkable sales run that is unmatched in the modern era, but sadly it is now over. Granted that once additional reorders and whatnot are eventually figured in it could likely end up over 100K. But the sales trajectory on Batman is, like the rest of Rebirth, downward, so we’re likely to see more sub-100K issues in the near future. (Though with “The Button” crossover starting in April we’re likely to see an upswing soon, for a couple of issues at least…)

And for a bit of perspective, look at the sales of Batman #600 fifteen years ago. One might expect sales to be elevated for a big anniversary issue (and they were; issue #601 dropped back down to 48K) but they pale in comparison to a run-of-the-mill Batman issue from today. It’s now Batman’s world, and the rest of us are just living in it.

(Okay, it’s really Raina Telgemeier’s world…)

5 - SUPER SONS ($2.99)
02/2017: Super Sons #1  -- 99,380

Returnable, so adjusted up 10% from what the Diamond-reported numbers.

The other big debut this month, Super Sons, starring the sons of Superman and Batman (Jon “Superboy” Kent and Damien “Robin” Wayne) comes in just shy of 100K once returnability is factored in. It’s a good debut, but recall that Supergirl, Superwoman, and New Super-Man all debuted even higher, and now they’re not doing so hot. So we’ll take a wait-and-see on this before declaring Super Sons a runaway success (though a second printing of the first issue in March is a good sign).

7 - ALL STAR BATMAN ($4.99)
02/2007: --
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08/2016: All Star Batman #1  -- 318,283 (+238.5%)   
09/2016: All Star Batman #2  -- 151,523 (- 52.4%)   
10/2016: All Star Batman #3  -- 117,596 (- 22.4%)   
11/2016: All Star Batman #4  --  99,064 (- 15.8%)   
12/2016: All Star Batman #5  --  87,422 (- 11.8%)   
01/2017: All Star Batman #6  --  84,296 (-  3.8%)   
02/2017: All Star Batman #7  --  77,096 (-  8.5%)   
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10 years:    n.a.

ASB kicks off this month’s not-so-great trend of accelerating percentage drops, which we’ll see across a good number of Rebirth titles. If I were to speculate as to why, it would be that retailers were cutting back more than usual to afford the JLA and Super Sons debuts.

10, 11 - JUSTICE LEAGUE ($2.99)
02/2012: Justice League #6  -- 140,819
02/2013: Justice League #17 -- 105,304 
02/2014: Justice League #28 --  80,901  [82,335]
02/2015: Justice League #39 --  72,904  [75,492]
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02/2016: Justice League #48 --  72,704 (- 20.7%)
03/2016: --
04/2016: Justice League #49 --  71,131 (-  2.2%)
05/2016: Justice League #50 --  92,423 (+ 29.9%) [100,106]
06/2016: Justice League #51 --  70,059 (- 30.0%)
06/2016: Justice League #52 --  72,413 (+  3.4%)
07/2016: Rebirth #1         -- 195,402 (+178.4%) [201,613]
07/2016: Justice League #1  -- 230,106 (+ 14.1%)
08/2016: Justice League #2  -- 140,142 (- 39.1%)
08/2016: Justice League #3  -- 121,812 (- 13.1%)
09/2016: Justice League #4  -- 104,003 (- 14.6%)
09/2016: Justice League #5  --  98,276 (-  5.5%)
10/2016: Justice League #6  --  89,073 (-  9.4%)
10/2016: Justice League #7  --  85,789 (-  3.7%)
11/2016: Justice League #8  --  80,696 (-  5.9%)
11/2016: Justice League #9  --  77,905 (-  3.5%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 50.5%
1 year  : - 10.8%
2 years : - 14.1%
5 years : - 54.0%

With the JLA vs SS crossover finished, it’s back to normal for Justice League.

12, 14 - DETECTIVE COMICS ($3.99/$2.99)
02/2007: Detective Comics #828 --  55,206
02/2012: Detective Comics #6   --  94,415
02/2013: Detective Comics #17  --  85,824 
02/2014: Detective Comics #28  --  56,619 
02/2015: Detective Comics #39  --  54,698  [55,457]
-----------------------------------------
02/2016: Detective Comics #49  --  45,300 (+  0.4%)
03/2016: Detective Comics #50  --  52,373 (+ 15.6%)
04/2016: Detective Comics #51  --  43,190 (- 17.5%)
05/2016: Detective Comics #52  --  43,961 (+  1.8%)
06/2016: Detective Comics #934 -- 106,239 (+176.0%) [121,314]
06/2016: Detective Comics #935 -- 103,417 (-  6.9%) [112,965]
07/2016: Detective Comics #936 -- 110,689 (-  2.0%)
07/2016: Detective Comics #937 -- 101,389 (-  8.4%)
08/2016: Detective Comics #938 --  97,829 (-  3.5%)
08/2016: Detective Comics #939 --  89,612 (-  8.4%)
09/2016: Detective Comics #940 --  80,897 (-  9.7%)
09/2016: Detective Comics #941 --  82,953 (+  2.5%)
10/2016: Detective Comics #942 --  81,432 (-  1.8%)
10/2016: Detective Comics #943 --  74,340 (-  8.7%)
11/2016: Detective Comics #944 --  71,923 (-  3.3%)
11/2016: Detective Comics #945 --  69,942 (-  2.8%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 34.8%
1 year  : + 34.9%
2 years : + 10.2%
5 years : - 35.3%
10 years: + 10.7%

A little boost up for the extra-sized and -priced issue #950, then back to normal for #951.

21 - BATWOMAN ($2.99)
02/2012: Batwoman #6   -- 49,227
02/2013: Batwoman #17  -- 32,041
02/2014: Batwoman #28  -- 20,672 
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02/2015: Batwoman #39  -- 13,987 (-  4.6%)
03/2015: Batwoman #40  -- 13,827 (-  1.1%)
--------------------------------
02/2017: Rebirth #1    -- 57,915 (+318.9%)
-----------------
2 years : +314.1%
5 years : + 17.6%

Returnable, so adjusted up 10% from what the Diamond-reported numbers.

The New 52 Batwoman debuted with first-month sales of 72K, but eventually editorial mismanagement drove away both the creators and readers until Batwoman because the poster child for how to ruin a critically-acclaimed series. Now Batwoman is back in the Rebirth era, spinning out of her starring role in Detective Comics; let’s see if DC have learned their lesson…

15, 18 - FLASH ($2.99)
02/2007: Flash FMA #9  --  47,214 
02/2012: Flash #6      --  68,061
02/2013: Flash #17     --  42,936 
02/2014: Flash #28     --  33,853  [34,561]
02/2015: Flash #39     --  43,635  [46,855]
---------------------------------
02/2016: Flash #48     --  34,903 (- 17.2%)
02/2016: Flash #49     --  34,407 (-  1.4%)
03/2016: --
04/2016: Flash #50     --  35,160 (+  2.2%)
05/2016: Flash #51     --  33,878 (-  3.6%)
05/2016: Flash #52     --  32,831 (-  3.1%)
06/2016: Rebirth #1    --  98,580 (+275.0%) [123,115]
06/2016: Flash #1      -- 110,431 (+  2.7%) [126,429]
07/2016: Flash #2      -- 113,639 (- 10.1%)
07/2016: Flash #3      -- 107,067 (-  5.8%)
08/2016: Flash #4      -- 102,208 (-  4.5%)
08/2016: Flash #5      --  91,830 (- 10.2%)
09/2016: Flash #6      --  82,930 (-  9.7%)
09/2016: Flash #7      --  78,057 (-  5.9%)
10/2016: Flash #8      --  76,749 (-  1.7%)
10/2016: Flash #9      --  74,311 (-  3.2%)
11/2016: Flash #10     --  70,681 (-  4.9%)
11/2016: Flash #11     --  68,304 (-  3.4%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 42.1%
1 year  : + 62.0%
2 years : + 19.8%
5 years : - 17.5%
10 years: + 18.9%

Standard attrition, but “The Button” crossover in April should put a (temporary) stop to that.

17, 19 - SUPERMAN ($2.99)
02/2007: Superman #659  --  58,258
02/2012: Superman #6    --  69,633
02/2013: --
02/2014: Superman #28   --  34,296  [34,400]
02/2015: Superman #38   --  48,987  [53,740]
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02/2016: Superman #49   --  36,318 (-  3.6%)
03/2016: Superman #50   --  91,396 (+151.7%)
04/2016: Superman #51   --  38,103 (- 58.3%)
05/2016: Superman #52   --  54,317 (+ 67.9%)  [63,989]
06/2016: Rebirth #1     -- 130,277 (+115.7%) [138,031]
06/2016: Superman #1    -- 115,918 (-  4.3%) [132,050]
07/2016: Superman #2    -- 112,148 (- 15.1%)
07/2016: Superman #3    -- 107,367 (-  4.3%)
08/2016: Superman #4    --  96,969 (-  9.7%)
08/2016: Superman #5    --  89,473 (-  7.7%)
09/2016: Superman #6    --  76,124 (- 14.9%)
09/2016: Superman #7    --  72,867 (-  4.3%)
10/2016: Superman #8    --  69,905 (-  4.1%)
10/2016: Superman #9    --  67,321 (-  3.7%)
11/2016: Superman #10   --  66,956 (-  0.5%)
11/2016: Superman #11   --  63,686 (-  4.9%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 40.6%
1 year  : + 52.4%
2 years : +  3.0%
5 years : - 20.5%
10 years: -  5.0%

Superman and Action Comics also have a Rebirth-uber-plot crossover coming up in March, which should goose sales up a bit as well.

23 - THE WILD STORM ($3.99)
02/2017: The Wild Storm #1  -- 54,442

Returnable, so adjusted up 10% from what the Diamond-reported numbers. Plenty of variant covers too.

What to do with the new Wildstorm title in the end-of-column summaries? The previous management of this column used to track Wildstorm separately (like Vertigo) until its demise at the end of 2010. And while this new Wildstorm line will eventually expand out into at least four titles, it’s going to look pretty silly for the time being as a line of just one title.

22, 26 - WONDER WOMAN ($2.99)
02/2007: Wonder Woman #4   --  69,860
02/2012: Wonder Woman #6   --  54,190
02/2013: Wonder Woman #17  --  39,110 
02/2014: Wonder Woman #28  --  31,464  [32,710]
02/2015: Wonder Woman #39  --  42,634  [44,330]
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02/2016: Wonder Woman #49  --  35,398 (+  8.3%)
03/2016: Wonder Woman #50  --  36,328 (+  2.6%)
04/2016: Wonder Woman #51  --  29,787 (- 18.0%)
05/2016: Wonder Woman #52  --  29,673 (-  0.4%)
06/2016: Rebirth #1        -- 103,904 (+316.6%) [123,624]
06/2016: Wonder Woman #1   -- 118,511 (+  5.5%) [130,381]
07/2016: Wonder Woman #2   -- 114,135 (- 12.5%)
07/2016: Wonder Woman #3   -- 103,912 (-  9.0%)
08/2016: Wonder Woman #4   --  93,862 (-  9.7%)
08/2016: Wonder Woman #5   --  85,646 (-  8.8%)
09/2016: Wonder Woman #6   --  74,856 (- 12.6%)
09/2016: Wonder Woman #7   --  70,118 (-  6.3%)
10/2016: Wonder Woman #8   --  66,405 (-  5.3%)
10/2016: Wonder Woman #9   --  64,555 (-  2.8%)
11/2016: Wonder Woman #10  --  60,185 (-  5.8%)
11/2016: Wonder Woman #11  --  58,692 (-  3.5%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 45.1%
1 year  : + 39.3%
2 years : + 11.2%
5 years : -  9.0%
10 years: - 29.4%

Dips below 50K this month, but the percentage drops are at standard attrition levels.

25, 27 - 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 
02/2015: New Suicide Squad #7  --  30,537  [31,884]
-----------------------------------------
02/2016: New Suicide Squad #17 --  23,687 (-  4.8%)
03/2016: New Suicide Squad #18 --  28,243 (+ 19.2%)
04/2016: New Suicide Squad #19 --  23,799 (- 15.7%)
05/2016: New Suicide Squad #20 --  23,425 (-  1.6%)
06/2016: New Suicide Squad #21 --  23,887 (+  2.0%)
07/2016: New Suicide Squad #22 --  25,162 (+  5.3%)
08/2016: Rebirth #1            -- 195,587 (+677.3%)
08/2016: Suicide Squad #1      -- 239,439 (+ 22.4%)
09/2016: Suicide Squad #2      --  98,533 (- 58.8%)
09/2016: Suicide Squad #3      --  90,885 (-  7.8%)
10/2016: Suicide Squad #4      --  76,324 (- 16.0%)
10/2016: Suicide Squad #5      --  69,819 (-  8.5%)
11/2016: Suicide Squad #6      --  61,973 (- 11.2%)
11/2016: Suicide Squad #7      --  59,452 (-  4.1%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 78.0%
1 year  : +101.8%
2 years : + 49.9%
5 years : + 55.5%

Jim Lee is gone, and while John Romita, Jr. mitigates that loss somewhat, there’s also the end of the JL vs SS tie-ins; that double whammy leads to a kind of large drop this month, well below the 50K line.

34, 41 - HARLEY QUINN ($2.99)
02/2014: Harley Quinn #3  --  63,967  [81,514]
02/2015: --
------------------------------------
02/2016: Harley Quinn #25 --  51,495 (+ 14.5%)
03/2016: Harley Quinn #26 --  51,420 (-  0.1%)
04/2016: Harley Quinn #27 --  54,864 (+  6.7%)
05/2016: Harley Quinn #28 --  43,858 (- 20.1%)
06/2016: Harley Quinn #29 --  55,774 (+ 27.2%)
07/2016: Harley Quinn #30 --  45,443 (- 18.5%)
08/2016: Harley Quinn #1  -- 395,953 (+784.9%) [402,106]
08/2016: Harley Quinn #2  -- 128,316 (- 68.1%)
09/2016: Harley Quinn #3  --  89,799 (- 30.0%)
09/2016: Harley Quinn #4  --  81,046 (-  9.7%)
10/2016: Harley Quinn #5  --  69,237 (- 14.6%)
10/2016: Harley Quinn #6  --  64,710 (-  6.5%)
11/2016: Harley Quinn #7  --  56,878 (- 12.1%)
11/2016: Harley Quinn #8  --  54,111 (-  4.9%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 83.2%
1 year  : - 13.4%
2 years :    n.a.

Stabilizing into the standard attrition zone.

31 - TITANS ($2.99)
02/2016: Titans Hunt #5 of 8  --  22,678 (-  3.8%)
03/2016: Titans Hunt #6 of 8  --  18,493 (- 18.5%)
04/2016: Titans Hunt #7 of 8  --  20,079 (+  8.6%)
05/2016: Titans Hunt #8 of 8  --  17,412 (- 13.3%)
06/2016: Rebirth #1           --  79,295 (+477.8%) [100,610]
07/2016: Titans #1            -- 112,676 (+ 12.0%) 
08/2016: Titans #2            --  80,079 (- 28.9%) 
09/2016: Titans #3            --  70,673 (- 11.7%) 
10/2016: Titans #4            --  58,342 (- 17.4%) 
11/2016: Titans #5            --  52,511 (- 10.0%) 
12/2016: Titans #6            --  48,612 (-  7.4%) 
01/2017: Titans #7            --  46,998 (-  3.3%) 
02/2017: Titans #8            --  44,028 (-  6.3%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 45.0%
1 year  : + 94.1%

One of the titles taking a bigger-than-expected hit this month.

35, 38 - ACTION COMICS ($2.99)
02/2007: Action Comics #846 --  64,554
02/2012: Action Comics #6   --  96,592
02/2013: Action Comics #17  --  57,189 
02/2014: Action Comics #28  --  35,305  [35,847]
02/2015: Action Comics #39  --  38,070  [38,519]
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02/2016: Action Comics #49  --  31,496 (-  1.4%)
03/2016: Action Comics #50  --  40,025 (+ 27.1%)
04/2016: Action Comics #51  --  32,167 (- 19.6%)
05/2016: Action Comics #52  --  40,623 (+ 26.3%)
06/2016: Action Comics #957 --  82,884 (+136.1%) [95,893]
06/2016: Action Comics #958 --  83,227 (-  4.6%) [91,462]
07/2016: Action Comics #959 --  91,671 (+  0.2%)
07/2016: Action Comics #960 --  83,281 (-  9.2%)
08/2016: Action Comics #961 --  79,003 (-  5.1%)
08/2016: Action Comics #962 --  70,761 (- 10.4%)
09/2016: Action Comics #963 --  60,824 (- 14.0%)
09/2016: Action Comics #964 --  58,439 (-  3.9%)
10/2016: Action Comics #965 --  55,678 (-  4.7%)
10/2016: Action Comics #966 --  53,467 (-  4.0%)
11/2016: Action Comics #967 --  50,611 (-  5.3%)
11/2016: Action Comics #968 --  48,931 (-  3.3%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 43.4%
1 year  : + 34.6%
2 years : + 10.0%
5 years : - 56.1%
10 years: - 34.3%

A Rebirth-uber-plot crossover with Superman arrives next month.

36, 39 - NIGHTWING ($2.99)
02/2007: Nightwing #129 --  32,651
02/2012: Nightwing #6   --  53,036
02/2013: Nightwing #17  --  62,107 
02/2014: Nightwing #28  --  36,940  [37,616]
02/2015: Grayson #7     --  41,164  [41,313]
----------------------------------
02/2016: Grayson #17    --  30,257 (-  0.5%)
03/2016: Grayson #18    --  33,550 (+ 10.9%)
04/2016: Grayson #19    --  27,378 (- 18.4%)
05/2016: Grayson #20    --  23,762 (- 13.2%)
06/2016: --
07/2016: Rebirth #1     -- 140,631 (+491.8%)
07/2016: Nightwing #1   -- 126,266 (- 10.2%)
08/2016: Nightwing #2   -- 102,444 (- 18.9%)
08/2016: Nightwing #3   --  89,711 (- 12.4%)
09/2016: Nightwing #4   --  70,652 (- 21.2%)
09/2016: Nightwing #5   --  76,932 (+  8.9%)
10/2016: Nightwing #6   --  69,246 (- 10.0%)
10/2016: Nightwing #7   --  58,402 (- 15.7%)
11/2016: Nightwing #8   --  56,091 (-  4.0%)
11/2016: Nightwing #9   --  52,984 (-  5.5%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 56.2%
1 year  : + 38.9%
2 years : +  1.8%
5 years : - 20.7%
10 years: + 28.8%

37 - TRINITY ($2.99)
09/2016: Trinity #1  -- 103,177 (+217.3%)
10/2016: Trinity #2  --  71,617 (- 30.6%)
11/2016: Trinity #3  --  58,253 (- 18.7%)
12/2016: Trinity #4  --  50,270 (- 13.7%)
01/2017: Trinity #5  --  46,204 (-  8.1%)
02/2017: Trinity #6  --  42,001 (-  9.1%)

Needs to settle down soon…

53 - TEEN TITANS ($2.99)
02/2007: Teen Titans #44 -- 61,572
02/2012: Teen Titans #6  -- 53,123
02/2013: Teen Titans #17 -- 39,186 
02/2014: Teen Titans #28 -- 26,732 
02/2015: Teen Titans #7  -- 34,051  [35,304]
----------------------------------
02/2016: Teen Titans #17 -- 23,566 (-  2.6%)
03/2016: Teen Titans #18 -- 23,056 (-  2.2%)
04/2016: Teen Titans #19 -- 21,989 (-  4.6%)
05/2016: Teen Titans #20 -- 18,593 (- 15.4%)
06/2016: Teen Titans #21 -- 18,766 (+  0.9%)
07/2016: Teen Titans #22 -- 19,005 (+  1.3%)
08/2016: Teen Titans #23 -- 19,118 (+  0.6%)
09/2016: Teen Titans #24 -- 19,540 (+  2.2%)
09/2016: Rebirth #1      -- 93,411 (+378.0%)
10/2016: Teen Titans #1  -- 71,459 (- 23.5%)
11/2016: Teen Titans #2  -- 52,877 (- 26.0%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: +104.1%
1 year  : + 65.6%
2 years : + 10.5%
5 years : - 26.5%
10 years: - 36.6%

50, 54 - GREEN LANTERNS ($2.99)
02/2007: Green Lantern #17  --  62,018
02/2012: Green Lantern #6   --  94,087
02/2013: Green Lantern #17  --  71,060 
02/2014: GL/Red Lanterns#28 --  49,200  [52,891]
02/2015: Green Lantern #39  --  41,997  [42,459]
--------------------------------------
02/2016: Green Lantern #49  --  35,237 (-  2.3%)
03/2016: Green Lantern #50  --  36,242 (+  2.9%)
04/2016: Green Lantern #51  --  32,862 (-  9.3%)
05/2016: Green Lantern #52  --  32,936 (+  0.2%)
06/2016: Rebirth #1         -- 109,454 (+232.2%)
06/2016: Green Lanterns #1  --  93,401 (-  1.5%) [107,767]
07/2016: Green Lanterns #2  --  90,268 (- 16.2%)
07/2016: Green Lanterns #3  --  86,579 (-  4.1%)
08/2016: Green Lanterns #4  --  78,254 (-  9.6%)
08/2016: Green Lanterns #5  --  70,677 (-  9.7%)
09/2016: Green Lanterns #6  --  58,346 (- 17.4%)
09/2016: Green Lanterns #7  --  55,367 (-  5.1%)
10/2016: Green Lanterns #8  --  52,025 (-  6.0%)
10/2016: Green Lanterns #9  --  49,434 (-  5.0%)
11/2016: Green Lanterns #10 --  46,306 (-  6.3%)
11/2016: Green Lanterns #11 --  44,703 (-  3.5%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 50.0%
1 year  : +  5.7%
2 years : - 12.3%
5 years : - 60.4%
10 years: - 40.0%

52, 57 - HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS ($2.99)
02/2007: Green Lantern Corps #9   --  34,897
02/2012: Green Lantern Corps #6   --  65,393
02/2013: Green Lantern Corps #17  --  44,497 
02/2014: Green Lantern Corps #28  --  29,142  [29,320]
02/2015: Green Lantern Corps #39  --  29,825  [30,860]
--------------------------------------------
02/2016: Edge of Oblivion #2 of 6 --  21,265 (- 20.7%)
03/2016: Edge of Oblivion #3 of 6 --  20,096 (-  5.5%)
04/2016: Edge of Oblivion #4 of 6 --  19,434 (-  3.3%)
05/2016: Edge of Oblivion #5 of 6 --  18,699 (-  3.8%)
06/2016: Edge of Oblivion #6 of 6 --  18,459 (-  1.3%)
07/2016: Rebirth #1               -- 125,362 (+579.1%)
07/2016: Hal Jordan & GLC #1      -- 119,579 (-  4.6%)
08/2016: Hal Jordan & GLC #2      --  85,769 (- 28.3%)
08/2016: Hal Jordan & GLC #3      --  71,211 (- 17.0%)
09/2016: Hal Jordan & GLC #4      --  60,297 (- 15.3%)
09/2016: Hal Jordan & GLC #5      --  56,029 (-  7.1%)
10/2016: Hal Jordan & GLC #6      --  49,988 (- 10.8%)
10/2016: Hal Jordan & GLC #7      --  48,064 (-  3.8%)
11/2016: Hal Jordan & GLC #8      --  45,194 (-  6.0%)
11/2016: Hal Jordan & GLC #9      --  43,486 (-  3.8%)
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%)
----------------
6 months: - 53.0%
1 year  : + 73.6%
2 years : + 19.6%
5 years : - 43.5%
10 years: +  5.8%

63, 67 - GREEN ARROW ($2.99)
02/2007: Green Arrow #71 -- 31,470
02/2012: Green Arrow #6  -- 30,097
02/2013: Green Arrow #17 -- 36,043 
02/2014: Green Arrow #28 -- 26,725 
02/2015: Green Arrow #39 -- 19,651 
----------------------------------
02/2016: Green Arrow #49 -- 22,096 (-  0.1%)
03/2016: Green Arrow #50 -- 22,977 (+  4.0%)
04/2016: Green Arrow #51 -- 21,168 (-  7.9%)
05/2016: Green Arrow #52 -- 20,559 (-  2.9%)
06/2016: Rebirth #1      -- 89,936 (+373.0%) [97,243]
06/2016: Green Arrow #1  -- 76,816 (-  4.4%) [92,931]
07/2016: Green Arrow #2  -- 80,134 (- 13.8%)
07/2016: Green Arrow #3  -- 80,150 (+  0.0%)
08/2016: Green Arrow #4  -- 74,335 (-  7.3%)
08/2016: Green Arrow #5  -- 69,530 (-  6.5%)
09/2016: Green Arrow #6  -- 55,330 (- 20.4%)
09/2016: Green Arrow #7  -- 52,794 (-  4.6%)
10/2016: Green Arrow #8  -- 49,904 (-  7.4%)
10/2016: Green Arrow #9  -- 46,606 (-  4.7%)
11/2016: Green Arrow #10 -- 43,355 (-  7.0%)
11/2016: Green Arrow #11 -- 41,576 (-  4.1%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 54.3%
1 year  : + 48.8%
2 years : + 67.3%
5 years : +  9.3%
10 years: +  4.5%

65 - JUSTICE LEAGUE/POWER RANGERS ($3.99)
01/2017: JL/Power Rangers #1 of 6 -- 86,589           [93,443]
02/2017: JL/Power Rangers #2 of 6 -- 32,835 (- 64.9%)

With no variants to boost its sales (the first issue had six!) JL/PR takes a big drop, down to a more expected sales level. And with another nearly 7K in reorders for the first issue (most likely for the second printing) this is still doing fine for DC and Boom!

72, 76 - AQUAMAN ($2.99)
02/2007: Aquaman #49 -- 17,939
02/2012: Aquaman #6  -- 63,450
02/2013: Aquaman #17 -- 58,578 
02/2014: Aquaman #28 -- 34,939  [35,478]
02/2015: Aquaman #39 -- 32,162  [33,267]
------------------------------
02/2016: Aquaman #49 -- 23,546 (+  0.7%)
03/2016: Aquaman #50 -- 24,487 (+  4.0%)
04/2016: Aquaman #51 -- 21,959 (- 10.3%)
05/2016: Aquaman #52 -- 22,246 (+  1.3%)
06/2016: Rebirth #1  -- 75,206 (+308.3%) [90,841]
06/2016: Aquaman #1  -- 84,745 (+  2.8%) [93,339]
07/2016: Aquaman #2  -- 77,550 (- 16.9%)
07/2016: Aquaman #3  -- 75,196 (-  3.0%)
08/2016: Aquaman #4  -- 67,641 (- 10.0%)
08/2016: Aquaman #5  -- 60,422 (- 10.7%)
09/2016: Aquaman #6  -- 49,903 (- 17.4%)
09/2016: Aquaman #7  -- 47,005 (-  5.8%)
10/2016: Aquaman #8  -- 44,551 (-  5.2%)
10/2016: Aquaman #9  -- 42,695 (-  4.2%)
11/2016: Aquaman #10 -- 39,816 (-  6.7%)
11/2016: Aquaman #11 -- 38,109 (-  4.3%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 51.6%
1 year  : + 31.6%
2 years : -  6.8%
5 years : - 51.1%
10 years: + 72.8%

82 - RED HOOD & 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 
02/2015: Red Hood & Outlaws #39 -- 17,270 
-----------------------------------------
02/2016: Red Hood/Arsenal #9    -- 22,341 (-  2.4%)
03/2016: Red Hood/Arsenal #10   -- 17,707 (- 20.7%)
04/2016: Red Hood/Arsenal #11   -- 19,711 (+ 11.3%)
05/2016: Red Hood/Arsenal #12   -- 16,402 (- 16.8%)
06/2016: Red Hood/Arsenal #13   -- 16,389 (-  0.1%)
07/2016: Rebirth #1             -- 97,722 (+496.3%)
08/2016: Red Hood & Outlaws #1  -- 92,234 (-  5.6%)
09/2016: Red Hood & Outlaws #2  -- 54,937 (- 40.4%)
10/2016: Red Hood & Outlaws #3  -- 41,971 (- 23.6%)
11/2016: Red Hood & Outlaws #4  -- 36,740 (- 12.5%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 68.8%
1 year  : + 28.7%
2 years : + 66.5%
5 years : - 27.9%

There’s another of those larger-than-expected drops.

84 - BATMAN BEYOND ($2.99)
02/2012: Unlimited #1      -- 26,589  [30,683]
02/2013: Unlimited #13     -- 17,025
02/2014: Universe #7       -- 14,435 
02/2015: --
------------------------------------
02/2016: Batman Beyond #9  -- 19,449 (-  4.4%)
03/2016: Batman Beyond #10 -- 21,578 (+ 10.9%)
04/2016: Batman Beyond #11 -- 18,061 (- 16.3%)
05/2016: Batman Beyond #12 -- 18,133 (+  0.4%)
06/2016: Batman Beyond #13 -- 13,025 (- 28.2%)
07/2016: Batman Beyond #14 -- 18,001 (+ 38.2%)
08/2016: Batman Beyond #15 -- 17,882 (-  0.7%)
09/2016: Batman Beyond #16 -- 17,799 (-  0.5%)
09/2016: Rebirth #1        -- 74,722 (+319.8%)
10/2016: Batman Beyond #1  -- 66,591 (- 10.0%)
11/2016: Batman Beyond #2  -- 41,313 (- 38.0%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: + 53.8%
1 year  : + 41.4%
2 years :    n.a.
5 years : - 10.4%

86, 90 - DEATHSTROKE ($2.99)
02/2012: Deathstroke #6  --  21,306 
02/2013: Deathstroke #17 --  12,626 
02/2015: Deathstroke #5  --  32,863  [37,315]
-----------------------------------
02/2016: Deathstroke #15 --  26,534 (-  4.0%) 
03/2016: Deathstroke #16 --  25,390 (-  4.3%) 
04/2016: Deathstroke #17 --  24,858 (-  2.1%) 
05/2016: Deathstroke #18 --  21,087 (- 15.2%) 
06/2016: Deathstroke #19 --  21,094 (+  0.0%) 
07/2016: Deathstroke #20 --  20,562 (-  2.5%) 
08/2016: Rebirth #1      -- 109,250 (+431.3%)
08/2016: Deathstroke #1  --  91,962 (- 15.8%)
09/2016: Deathstroke #2  --  60,877 (- 33.8%)
09/2016: Deathstroke #3  --  54,908 (-  9.8%)
10/2016: Deathstroke #4  --  46,773 (- 14.8%)
10/2016: Deathstroke #5  --  43,058 (-  7.9%)
11/2016: Deathstroke #6  --  37,177 (- 13.7%)
11/2016: Deathstroke #7  --  35,782 (-  3.8%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 73.4%
1 year  : +  0.9%
2 years : - 28.2%
5 years : + 25.7%

A crossover with Titans/Teen Titans is coming up in May, after which it goes to monthly in June. Good thing, because as a twice-monthly It’s burning through copies, dropping more than 8% per month.

88 - BATGIRL ($2.99)
02/2012: Batgirl #6  --  53,151
02/2013: Batgirl #17 --  65,751 
02/2014: Batgirl #28 --  34,567  [34,981]
02/2015: Batgirl #39 --  40,880  [43,024]
-------------------------------
02/2016: Batgirl #48 --  25,625 (-  4.8%)
03/2016: Batgirl #49 --  24,730 (-  3.5%)
04/2016: Batgirl #50 --  34,632 (+ 40.0%)
04/2016: Batgirl #51 --  23,280 (- 32.8%)
05/2016: Batgirl #52 --  26,492 (+ 13.8%)
06/2016: --
07/2016: Batgirl #1  -- 105,795 (+299.3%)
08/2016: Batgirl #2  --  68,611 (- 35.1%)
09/2016: Batgirl #3  --  51,580 (- 24.8%)
10/2016: Batgirl #4  --  40,778 (- 20.9%)
11/2016: Batgirl #5  --  35,210 (- 13.7%)
12/2016: Batgirl #6  --  31,294 (- 11.1%)
01/2017: Batgirl #7  --  28,712 (-  8.3%)
02/2017: Batgirl #8  --  26,539 (-  7.6%)
-----------------
6 months: - 61.3%
1 year  : +  3.6%
2 years : - 38.3%
5 years : - 50.1%

92 - SUPERGIRL ($2.99)
02/2007: Supergirl #14  --  52,977 
02/2012: Supergirl #6   --  38,719
02/2013: Supergirl #17  --  30,146 
02/2014: Supergirl #28  --  23,567 
02/2015: Supergirl #39  --  26,304 
----------------------------------
08/2016: Rebirth #1     -- 124,088 (+367.8%)
09/2016: Supergirl #1   --  99,272 (- 20.0%)
10/2016: Supergirl #2   --  50,261 (- 49.4%)
11/2016: Supergirl #3   --  37,316 (- 25.8%)
12/2016: Supergirl #4   --  31,040 (- 16.8%)
01/2017: Supergirl #5   --  29,030 (-  6.5%)
02/2017: Supergirl #6   --  26,240 (-  9.6%)
-----------------
6 months: - 78.9%
2 years : -  0.2%
5 years : - 32.2%
10 years: - 50.5%

There’s another of those larger-than-expected drops.

95 - BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY ($2.99)
02/2007: Birds of Prey #103 --  28,327
02/2012: Birds of Prey #6   --  30,376
02/2013: Birds of Prey #17  --  22,112 
02/2014: Birds of Prey #28  --  18,092 
--------------------------------------
07/2016: Rebirth #1         -- 109,066 (+119.0%)
08/2016: Batgirl & BoP #1   --  83,481 (- 23.5%)
09/2016: Batgirl & BoP #2   --  54,083 (- 35.2%)
10/2016: Batgirl & BoP #3   --  40,041 (- 26.0%)
11/2016: Batgirl & BoP #4   --  33,138 (- 17.2%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 70.7%
5 years : - 19.5%
10 years: - 13.6%

101 - THE HELLBLAZER ($2.99)
02/2007: Hellblazer #229    -- 13,032
02/2012: Hellblazer #288    --  9,533
02/2013: Hellblazer #300    -- 12,522 
02/2014: Constantine #11    -- 20,385 
02/2015: Constantine #22    -- 14,716 
-------------------------------------
02/2016: The Hellblazer #9  -- 17,178 (-  3.8%)
03/2016: The Hellblazer #10 -- 16,755 (-  2.5%)
04/2016: The Hellblazer #11 -- 16,248 (-  3.0%)
05/2016: The Hellblazer #12 -- 15,904 (-  2.1%)
06/2016: The Hellblazer #13 -- 15,697 (-  1.3%)
07/2016: Rebirth #1         -- 84,404 (+437.7%)
08/2016: The Hellblazer #1  -- 65,707 (- 22.2%)
09/2016: The Hellblazer #2  -- 44,824 (- 31.8%)
10/2016: The Hellblazer #3  -- 33,596 (- 25.0%)
11/2016: The Hellblazer #4  -- 28,882 (- 14.0%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 67.4%
1 year  : + 24.9%
2 years : + 45.8%
5 years : +125.0%
10 years: + 64.6%

106 - SUPERWOMAN ($2.99)
08/2016: Superwoman #1  -- 101,289   
09/2016: Superwoman #2  --  55,480 (- 45.2%)   
10/2016: Superwoman #3  --  40,554 (- 26.9%)   
11/2016: Superwoman #4  --  30,070 (- 25.9%)   
12/2016: Superwoman #5  --  24,761 (- 17.7%)   
01/2017: Superwoman #6  --  23,065 (-  6.8%)   
02/2017: Superwoman #7  --  20,435 (- 11.4%)   
-----------------
6 months: - 79.8%

A new creative team is arriving with issue #9, but it may be too late.

118 - HE-MAN/THUNDERCATS ($3.99)
02/2013: -- 
02/2014: He-Man & MotU #10     -- 13,816 
02/2015: He-Man Eternity #3    -- 11,700 
----------------------------------------
02/2016: He-Man Eternity #15   --  9,493 (-  2.3%)
03/2016: --
04/2016: --
05/2016: --
06/2016: --
07/2016: --
08/2016: --
09/2016: --
10/2016: He-Man/T'cats #1 of 6 -- 32,936 (+247.0%)
11/2016: He-Man/T'cats #2 of 6 -- 21,991 (- 33.2%)
12/2016: He-Man/T'cats #3 of 6 -- 19,902 (-  9.5%)
01/2017: He-Man/T'cats #4 of 6 -- 19,115 (-  4.0%)
02/2017: He-Man/T'cats #5 of 6 -- 18,278 (-  4.4%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : + 92.5%
2 years : + 56.2%

The top-selling non-DCU/Wildstorm title for February.

122 - SCOOBY APOCALYPSE ($3.99)
05/2016: Scooby Apocalypse #1  -- 69,520           [77,409]
06/2016: Scooby Apocalypse #2  -- 29,812 (- 61.5%)
07/2016: Scooby Apocalypse #3  -- 29,494 (-  1.1%)
08/2016: Scooby Apocalypse #4  -- 28,148 (-  4.6%)
09/2016: Scooby Apocalypse #5  -- 26,170 (-  7.0%)
10/2016: Scooby Apocalypse #6  -- 23,781 (-  9.1%)
11/2016: Scooby Apocalypse #7  -- 21,983 (-  7.6%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 36.1%

131 - NEW SUPER-MAN ($2.99)
07/2016: New Super-Man #1  -- 129,452
08/2016: New Super-Man #2  --  79,774 (- 38.4%)
09/2016: New Super-Man #3  --  45,976 (- 42.4%)
10/2016: New Super-Man #4  --  31,689 (- 31.1%)
11/2016: New Super-Man #5  --  25,378 (- 19.9%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 78.7%

At this stage of the game, NS-M cannot afford to be losing 10% every month. It just can’t.

133 - 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%)

A typical second issue drop, and DC can’t realistically have expected this series to be doing any better than this. And the first issue gets a second printing in March. So yay?

136 - CYBORG ($2.99)
02/2016: Cyborg #8  -- 18,092 (-  4.7%) 
03/2016: Cyborg #9  -- 13,578 (- 25.0%) 
04/2016: Cyborg #10 -- 15,256 (+ 12.4%) 
05/2016: Cyborg #11 -- 12,425 (- 18.6%) 
06/2016: Cyborg #12 -- 12,411 (-  0.1%) 
07/2016: --
08/2016: --
09/2016: Rebirth #1 -- 70,586 (+468.7%)
09/2016: Cyborg #1  -- 61,908 (- 12.3%)
10/2016: Cyborg #2  -- 41,577 (- 32.8%)
10/2016: Cyborg #3  -- 35,756 (- 14.0%)
11/2016: Cyborg #4  -- 28,303 (- 20.8%)
11/2016: Cyborg #5  -- 25,772 (-  8.9%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 10.0%

Even in a month of higher than expected percentage drops, that’s pretty high compared to the past couple of months.

151 - MOTHER PANIC (Young Animal) ($3.99)
11/2016: Mother Panic #1  -- 45,089
12/2016: Mother Panic #2  -- 20,506 (- 54.5%)
01/2017: --
02/2017: Mother Panic #3  -- 16,261 (- 20.7%)

Returnable, so the numbers have been adjusted up 10% from those derived from the Diamond-supplied figures. See the fine print at the end of the column for why this is done.

Doom Patrol slipped from the schedule again, so this late issue of Mother Panic is the top-selling Young Animal book for February.

137 - FUTURE QUEST ($3.99)
05/2016: Future Quest #1  -- 48,627          [56,756]
06/2016: --
07/2016: Future Quest #2  -- 30,170 (- 45.9%)
07/2016: Future Quest #3  -- 27,786 (-  9.5%)
08/2016: Future Quest #4  -- 25,472 (-  8.3%)
09/2016: --
10/2016: Future Quest #5  -- 23,975 (-  5.9%)
10/2016: Future Quest #6  -- 22,131 (-  7.7%)
11/2016: Future Quest #7  -- 19,910 (- 10.0%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months: - 36.2%

Ending with issue #12.

138 - RAVEN ($2.99)
09/2016: Raven #1 of 6 -- 28,374   
10/2016: Raven #2 of 6 -- 20,813 (- 26.6%)   
11/2016: Raven #3 of 6 -- 19,154 (-  8.0%)   
12/2016: Raven #4 of 6 -- 17,977 (-  6.1%)   
01/2017: Raven #5 of 6 -- 17,342 (-  3.5%)   
02/2017: Raven #6 of 6 -- 15,922 (-  8.2%)

146 - BLUE BEETLE ($2.99)
02/2007: Blue Beetle #12 -- 18,555
02/2012: Blue Beetle #6  -- 17,034
----------------------------------
08/2016: Rebirth #1      -- 80,292 (+599.0%)   
09/2016: Blue Beetle #1  -- 57,454 (- 28.4%)   
10/2016: Blue Beetle #2  -- 36,799 (- 35.9%)   
11/2016: Blue Beetle #3  -- 25,300 (- 31.2%)   
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%)   
-----------------
5 years : -  4.9%
10 years: -  8.9%

153 - SUPERGIRL: BEING SUPER ($5.99)
12/2016: Being Super #1 of 4 -- 21,491    
01/2017: --
02/2017: Being Super #2 of 4 -- 14,662 (- 31.8%)

The second issue of the bi-monthly prestige format series has a typical second issue drop.

156 - BATMAN '66 MEETS WONDER WOMAN '77 (Digital-First) ($3.99)
02/2016: UNCLE #3 of 6        -- 12,824 (-  8.0%)
03/2016: UNCLE #4 of 6        -- 11,945 (-  6.9%)
04/2016: UNCLE #5 of 6        -- 11,187 (-  6.3%)
05/2016: UNCLE #6 of 6        -- 11,060 (-  1.1%)
06/2016: --
07/2016: Avengers #1 of 6     -- 13,921 (+ 25.9%)
08/2016: Avengers #2 of 6     -- 11,079 (- 20.4%)
09/2016: Avengers #3 of 6     -- 10,082 (-  9.0%)
10/2016: Avengers #4 of 6     --  9,556 (-  5.2%)
11/2016: Avengers #5 of 6     --  9,223 (-  3.5%)
12/2016: Avengers #6 of 6     --  8,675 (-  5.9%)
01/2017: Wonder Woman #1 of 6 -- 23,687 (+173.0%)
02/2017: Wonder Woman #2 of 6 -- 14,484 (- 38.9%)
----------------
6 months: + 30.7%
1 year  : + 12.9%

Considering that the first issue had a variant cover and this one didn’t, that’s a fully expected second issue drop.

157 - THE ODYSSEY OF THE AMAZONS ($3.99)
01/2017: Odyssey Amazons #1 of 6 -- 21,811
02/2017: Odyssey Amazons #2 of 6 -- 14,334 (- 34.3%)

Also no variant for the second issue where there was one for the first. And also keeping in line with typical second issue drops.

161 - EARTH 2: SOCIETY ($2.99)
02/2013: Earth 2 #9     -- 48,208 
02/2014: Earth 2 #20    -- 35,732  [36,341]
02/2015: Earth 2 #31    -- 27,513 
---------------------------------
02/2016: E2 Society #9  -- 18,868 (-  4.1%)
03/2016: E2 Society #10 -- 18,391 (-  2.5%)
04/2016: E2 Society #11 -- 17,844 (-  3.0%)
05/2016: E2 Society #12 -- 17,492 (-  2.0%)
06/2016: E2 Society #13 -- 17,430 (-  0.4%)
07/2016: E2 Society #14 -- 16,960 (-  2.7%)
08/2016: E2 Society #15 -- 16,885 (-  0.4%)
09/2016: E2 Society #16 -- 16,025 (-  5.1%)
10/2016: E2 Society #17 -- 16,822 (+  5.0%)
11/2016: E2 Society #18 -- 15,181 (-  9.8%)
12/2016: E2 Society #19 -- 14,366 (-  5.4%)
01/2017: E2 Society #20 -- 14,073 (-  2.0%)
02/2017: E2 Society #21 -- 13,761 (-  2.2%)
-----------------
6 months: - 18.5%
1 year  : - 27.1%
2 years : - 50.0%

Penultimate issue. (Seems like we’ve been counting down to the end for months!)

162 - DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS (Digital First) ($3.99)
02/2016: Bombshells #9  --  20,349 (-  7.1%)
03/2016: Bombshells #10 --  19,820 (-  2.6%)
04/2016: Bombshells #11 --  18,859 (-  4.8%)
05/2016: Bombshells #12 --  18,512 (-  1.8%)
05/2016: Bombshells #13 --  18,046 (-  2.5%)
06/2016: Bombshells #14 --  18,492 (+  2.5%)
07/2016: Bombshells #15 --  17,956 (-  2.9%)
08/2016: Bombshells #16 --  17,623 (-  1.9%)
09/2016: Bombshells #17 --  16,685 (-  5.3%)
10/2016: Bombshells #18 --  16,042 (-  3.9%)
11/2016: Bombshells #19 --  15,452 (-  3.7%)
12/2016: Bombshells #20 --  14,428 (-  6.6%)
01/2017: Bombshells #21 --  13,748 (-  4.7%)
02/2017: Bombshells #22 --  13,204 (-  4.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 25.1%
1 year  : - 35.1%

164 - THE FALL AND RISE OF CAPTAIN ATOM ($3.99)
02/2012: Captain Atom #6       -- 15,220
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01/2017: F&R Capt Atom #1 of 6 -- 18,728 (+ 34.4%)
02/2017: F&R Capt Atom #2 of 6 -- 12,671 (- 32.3%)
-----------------
5 years : - 16.7%

Also no variant for the second issue where there was one for the first. And also keeping in line with typical second issue drops.

165 - CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE (Young Animal) ($3.99)
10/2016: Cave Carson #1  -- 38,724
11/2016: Cave Carson #2  -- 22,106 (- 42.9%)
12/2016: Cave Carson #3  -- 16,755 (- 24.2%)
01/2017: Cave Carson #4  -- 14,183 (- 15.4%)
02/2017: Cave Carson #5  -- 12,388 (- 12.7%)

The Young Animal titles don’t seem to be settling down yet.

170 - DEATH OF HAWKMAN ($3.99)
02/2007: Hawkgirl #61             -- 16,572
02/2012: Savage Hawkman #6        -- 19,184
02/2013: Savage Hawkman #17       -- 12,376
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10/2016: Death of Hawkman #1 of 6 -- 31,316 (+182.0%)
11/2016: Death of Hawkman #2 of 6 -- 17,061 (- 45.5%)
12/2016: Death of Hawkman #3 of 6 -- 13,607 (- 20.2%)
01/2017: Death of Hawkman #4 of 6 -- 12,670 (-  6.9%)
02/2017: Death of Hawkman #5 of 6 -- 11,879 (-  6.2%)
-----------------
5 years : - 38.1%
10 years: - 28.3%

172 - SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL (Young Animal) ($3.99)
10/2016: Shade #1  -- 35,289
11/2016: Shade #2  -- 21,479 (- 39.1%)
12/2016: Shade #3  -- 15,837 (- 26.3%)
01/2017: Shade #4  -- 13,536 (- 14.5%)
02/2017: Shade #5  -- 11,670 (- 13.8%)

178, 180 - INJUSTICE: GROUND ZERO (Digital-First) ($2.99)
01/2013: Injustice #1     -- 20,733  [35,438]
01/2014: Injustice Y2 #1  -- 24,700 
01/2015: Injustice Y3 #7  -- 15,796 
-----------------------------------
01/2016: Injustice Y5 #1  -- 17,049 (+ 14.8%)
01/2016: Injustice Y5 #2  -- 14,787 (- 13.3%)
02/2016: Injustice Y5 #3  -- 14,263 (-  3.5%)
02/2016: Injustice Y5 #4  -- 13,918 (-  2.4%)
03/2016: Injustice Y5 #5  -- 14,094 (+  1.3%)
03/2016: Injustice Y5 #6  -- 13,599 (-  3.5%)
04/2016: Injustice Y5 #7  -- 13,823 (+  1.6%)
04/2016: Injustice Y5 #8  -- 13,560 (-  1.9%)
05/2016: Injustice Y5 #9  -- 13,539 (-  0.2%)
05/2016: Injustice Y5 #10 -- 13,332 (-  1.5%)
06/2016: Injustice Y5 #11 -- 13,682 (+  2.6%)
06/2016: Injustice Y5 #12 -- 13,318 (-  2.7%)
07/2016: Injustice Y5 #13 -- 13,590 (+  2.0%)
07/2016: Injustice Y5 #14 -- 13,418 (-  1.3%)
08/2016: Injustice Y5 #15 -- 13,258 (-  1.2%)
08/2016: Injustice Y5 #16 -- 12,914 (-  2.6%)
09/2016: Injustice Y5 #17 -- 12,782 (-  1.0%)
09/2016: Injustice Y5 #18 -- 12,740 (-  0.3%)
10/2016: Injustice Y5 #19 -- 12,262 (-  3.8%)
10/2016: Injustice Y5 #20 -- 12,313 (+  0.4%)
11/2016: --
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%)
----------------
6 months: - 11.5%
1 year  : - 24.9%
2 years : - 24.3%

Has Injustice found its print sales floor? The new Injustice video game is due out in mid-May; it’ll be interesting to see what (if any) effect there is on the comic sales.

187 - ASTRO CITY (Vertigo) ($4.99)
02/2007: Dark Ages 2 #2  -- 23,412 
02/2012: --
02/2013: --
02/2014: Astro City #9   -- 14,289 
02/2015: Astro City #20  -- 11,603 (- 1.1%)
----------------------------------
02/2016: Astro City #32  -- 10,187 (- 1.6%)
03/2016: Astro City #33  -- 10,125 (- 0.6%)
04/2016: Astro City #34  -- 10,120 (- 0.0%)
05/2016: Astro City #35  --  9,996 (- 1.2%)
06/2016: Astro City #36  --  9,960 (- 0.4%)
07/2016: Astro City #37  --  9,953 (- 0.1%)
08/2016: --
09/2016: Astro City #38  --  9,963 (- 0.9%)
09/2016: Astro City #39  --  9,621 (- 2.5%)
10/2016: Astro City #40  --  9,568 (- 0.6%)
11/2016: --
12/2016: --
01/2017: --
02/2017: Astro City #41  -- 10,066 (+ 5.2%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : -  1.2%
2 years : - 13.2%
5 years :    n.a.
10 years: - 57.0%

Returning from a (mostly unplanned, I think) hiatus with a special 100th issue anniversary issue (though the math on these sorts of things is often a bit arbitrary), Astro City adds nearly 500 extra copies to pop back up over the 10K line, and it’s the highest-selling Vertigo title for February.

190 - THE FLINTSTONES ($3.99)
07/2016: Flintstones #1  -- 43,996
08/2016: Flintstones #2  -- 19,612 (- 55.4%)
09/2016: Flintstones #3  -- 14,910 (- 24.0%)
10/2016: Flintstones #4  -- 12,740 (- 14.6%)
11/2016: Flintstones #5  -- 11,552 (-  9.3%)
12/2016: Flintstones #6  -- 10,617 (-  8.1%)
01/2017: Flintstones #7  -- 10,099 (-  4.9%)
02/2017: Flintstones #8  --  9,551 (-  5.4%)
----------------
6 months: - 51.3%

Ending with issue #12.

191 - MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO ($3.99)
02/2007: Midnighter #4         -- 24,792
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02/2016: Midnighter #9         -- 10,428 (+  0.2%)
03/2016: Midnighter #10        --  9,803 (-  6.0%)
04/2016: Midnighter #11        --  9,435 (-  3.5%)
05/2016: Midnighter #12        --  9,354 (-  0.9%)
06/2016: --
07/2016: --
08/2016: --
09/2016: --
10/2016: Mdnter & Aplo #1 of 6 -- 20,497 (+119.1%)
11/2016: Mdnter & Aplo #2 of 6 -- 13,029 (- 36.4%)
12/2016: Mdnter & Aplo #3 of 6 -- 10,773 (- 17.3%)
01/2017: Mdnter & Aplo #4 of 6 -- 10,023 (-  7.0%)
02/2017: Mdnter & Aplo #5 of 6 --  9,366 (-  6.6%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 10.2%
10 years: - 62.2%

197 - DEADMAN: DARK MANSION OF FORBIDDEN LOVE ($5.99)
02/2007: Deadman #7              --  8,340
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10/2016: Deadman Mansion #1 of 3 -- 15,297 (+163.6%)
11/2016: --
12/2016: Deadman Mansion #2 of 3 -- 10,232 (- 33.1%)
01/2017: --
02/2017: Deadman Mansion #3 of 3 --  8,669 (- 15.3%)
-----------------
10 years: +  3.9%

198 - GOTHAM ACADEMY: SECOND SEMESTER ($2.99)
02/2015: Gotham Academy #5  -- 20,844 
-------------------------------------
02/2016: Gotham Academy #15 -- 14,334 (-  4.6%)
03/2016: Gotham Academy #16 -- 13,363 (-  6.8%)
04/2016: Gotham Academy #17 -- 12,743 (-  4.6%)
05/2016: Gotham Academy #18 -- 12,410 (-  2.6%)
06/2016: --
07/2016: --
08/2016: --
09/2016: Second Semester #1 -- 21,765 (+ 75.4%)
10/2016: Second Semester #2 -- 13,856 (- 36.3%)
11/2016: Second Semester #3 -- 12,304 (- 11.2%)
12/2016: Second Semester #4 --  9,751 (- 20.7%)
01/2017: Second Semester #5 --  9,453 (-  3.1%)
02/2017: Second Semester #6 --  8,624 (-  8.8%)
----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 39.8%
2 years : - 58.6%

The lowest-selling DCU title for February.

199 - TEEN TITANS GO! (Digital-First) ($2.99)
02/2007: Teen Titans Go! #40 --  9,132
02/2014: Teen Titans Go! #2  --  9,038
02/2015: Teen Titans Go! #8  --  7,917 
--------------------------------------
02/2016: Teen Titans Go! #14 --  9,142 (-  5.9%)
03/2016: --
04/2016: Teen Titans Go! #15 --  9,210 (+  0.7%)
05/2016: --
06/2016: Teen Titans Go! #16 --  9,324 (+  1.2%)
07/2016: --
08/2016: Teen Titans Go! #17 --  9,636 (+  3.3%)
09/2016: --
10/2016: Teen Titans Go! #18 --  9,506 (-  1.3%)
11/2016: --
12/2016: Teen Titans Go! #19 --  8,748 (-  8.0%)
01/2017: --
02/2017: Teen Titans Go! #20 --  8,601 (-  1.7%)
-----------------
6 months: - 10.7%
1 year  : -  5.9%
2 years : +  8.6%
10 years: -  5.8%

207 - SUPER POWERS ($2.99)
11/2016: Super Powers #1 of 6 -- 22,282   
12/2016: Super Powers #2 of 6 -- 10,094 (- 54.7%)   
01/2017: Super Powers #3 of 6 --  8,313 (- 17.6%)   
02/2017: Super Powers #4 of 6 --  7,770 (-  6.5%)

224 - LUCIFER (Vertigo) ($3.99)
02/2016: Lucifer #3  -- 11,614 (-  7.1%)
03/2016: Lucifer #4  -- 11,450 (-  1.4%)
04/2016: Lucifer #5  -- 11,049 (-  3.5%)
05/2016: Lucifer #6  -- 10,701 (-  3.1%)
06/2016: Lucifer #7  -- 10,382 (-  3.0%)
07/2016: Lucifer #8  --  9,968 (-  4.0%)
08/2016: Lucifer #9  --  9,554 (-  4.2%)
09/2016: Lucifer #10 --  8,891 (-  6.9%)
10/2016: Lucifer #11 --  8,507 (-  4.3%)
11/2016: Lucifer #12 --  8,133 (-  4.4%)
12/2016: Lucifer #13 --  7,739 (-  4.8%)
01/2017: Lucifer #14 --  7,442 (-  3.8%)
02/2017: Lucifer #15 --  7,120 (-  4.3%)
-----------------
6 months: - 25.5%
1 year  : - 38.7%

239 - THE LOST BOYS (Vertigo) ($3.99)
10/2016: Lost Boys #1 of 6 -- 19,812   
11/2016: Lost Boys #2 of 6 -- 11,037 (- 44.3%)   
12/2016: Lost Boys #3 of 6 --  8,442 (- 23.5%)   
01/2017: Lost Boys #4 of 6 --  7,383 (- 12.5%)   
02/2017: Lost Boys #5 of 6 --  6,527 (- 11.6%)

246 - FROSTBITE (Vertigo) ($3.99)
09/2016: Frostbite #1 of 6 -- 13,916
10/2016: Frostbite #2 of 6 --  9,312 (- 33.1%)
11/2016: Frostbite #3 of 6 --  7,914 (- 15.0%)
12/2016: Frostbite #4 of 6 --  7,152 (-  9.6%)
01/2017: Frostbite #5 of 6 --  6,578 (-  8.0%)
02/2017: Frostbite #6 of 6 --  6,211 (-  5.6%)

You could have paid $24 to read this in installments, or just wait until July when the trade paperback collection will be out and read it all at once, retailing for $17 (and no ads!)

253 - SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP (All-Ages) ($2.99)
02/2014: -- 
02/2015: -- 
-----------------------------------------
02/2016: -- 
03/2016: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #15 --  8,092 (+ 12.2%)
04/2016: -- 
05/2016: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #16 --  8,400 (+  3.8%)
06/2016: -- 
07/2016: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #17 --  7,892 (-  6.0%)
08/2016: -- 
09/2016: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #18 --  7,913 (+  0.3%)
10/2016: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #19 --  7,467 (-  5.6%)
11/2016: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #20 --  7,708 (+  3.2%)
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%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 Year  :    n.a.
2 Years :    n.a.

This month’s team-up was with Quick Draw McGraw.

264 - EVERAFTER: FROM THE PAGES OF FABLES (Vertigo) ($3.99)
02/2007: --
02/2012: Fables #114   -- 17,374
02/2013: Fables #126   -- 15,480 
02/2014: Fables #138   -- 14,109 
02/2015: Fables #149   -- 13,302 
--------------------------------
09/2016: Everafter #1  -- 11,421 (- 19.4%)
10/2016: Everafter #2  --  8,414 (- 26.3%)
11/2016: Everafter #3  --  7,182 (- 14.6%)
12/2016: Everafter #4  --  6,192 (- 13.8%)
01/2017: Everafter #5  --  5,877 (-  5.1%)
02/2017: Everafter #6  --  5,399 (-  8.1%)
-----------------
2 years : - 59.4%
5 years : - 68.9%
10 years:    n.a.

283 - CLEAN ROOM (Vertigo) ($3.99)
02/2016: Clean Room #5  --  7,020 (-  7.3%)
03/2016: Clean Room #6  --  6,832 (-  2.7%)
04/2016: Clean Room #7  --  6,518 (-  4.6%)
05/2016: Clean Room #8  --  6,394 (-  1.9%)
06/2016: Clean Room #9  --  6,335 (-  0.9%)
07/2016: Clean Room #10 --  6,069 (-  4.2%)
08/2016: Clean Room #11 --  5,906 (-  2.7%)
09/2016: --
10/2016: Clean Room #12 --  5,807 (-  1.7%)
11/2016: Clean Room #13 --  5,658 (-  2.6%)
12/2016: Clean Room #14 --  5,312 (-  6.1%)
12/2016: Clean Room #15 --  5,107 (-  3.9%)
01/2017: --
02/2017: Clean Room #16 --  4,741 (-  7.2%)
-----------------
6 months: - 19.7%
1 year  : - 32.5%

Ending with issue #18.

295 - SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? (All-Ages) ($2.99)
02/2007: Scooby-Doo #117               -- 4,275
02/2012: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #18 -- 4,655
02/2013: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #30 -- 4,752
02/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #42 -- 4,540 
02/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #54 -- ?????  
-----------------------------------------------
02/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #66 -- 4,867 (- 0.8%)   
03/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #67 -- 4,940 (+ 1.5%)   
04/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #68 -- 4,892 (- 1.0%)   
05/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #69 -- 5,040 (+ 3.0%)   
06/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #70 -- ????? (< 5,596)   
07/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #71 -- 5,254    
08/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #72 -- ????? (< 5,497)   
09/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #73 -- 5,214    
10/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #74 -- 4,972 (- 4.6%)    
11/2016: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #75 -- 4,920 (- 1.0%)    
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%)    
-----------------
6 months:    ????
1 year  : - 10.4%
2 years :    ????
5 years : -  6.3%
10 years: +  2.0%

Possibly an all-time low for SDWAY? (It’s hard to tell for sure as it sometimes doesn’t make the top 300 chart).

+300 - UNFOLLOW (Vertigo) ($3.99)
01/2016: Unfollow #3  --  6,510 (-  8.1%) 
02/2016: Unfollow #4  --  5,667 (- 12.9%) 
03/2016: Unfollow #5  --  5,149 (-  9.1%) 
04/2016: Unfollow #6  --  4,815 (-  6.5%) 
05/2016: Unfollow #7  --  ????? (< 4,986) 
06/2016: Unfollow #8  --  ????? (< 5,596) 
07/2016: Unfollow #9  --  ????? (< 5,069) 
08/2016: Unfollow #10 --  ????? (< 5,497) 
09/2016: Unfollow #11 --  ????? (< 4,239) 
10/2016: Unfollow #12 --  ????? (< 4,931) 
11/2016: Unfollow #13 --  ????? (< 4,799) 
12/2016: Unfollow #14 --  ????? (< 3,954) 
01/2017: Unfollow #15 --  ????? (< 3,971) 
02/2017: Unfollow #16 --  ????? (< 4,044) 
-----------------
6 months:   ????%
1 year  :   ????%

Only one Vertigo title from DC doesn’t make the Top 300 chart this month.

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
02/2007: 31,051
02/2012: 31,535
02/2013: 34,711 
02/2014: 27,070 
02/2015: 24,537 **
---------------
02/2016: 24,611 (+ 12.7%)**
03/2016: 22,620 (-  9.6%)**
04/2016: 23,187 (+  2.5%)**
05/2016: 24,532 (+  5.8%)**
06/2016: 48,770 (+ 98.8%)**
07/2016: 63,656 (+ 30.5%)**
08/2016: 67,257 (+  5.7%)**
09/2016: 51,379 (- 23.6%)**
10/2016: 41,277 (- 19.7%)**
11/2016: 36,894 (- 10.6%)**
12/2016: 35,265 (-  4.4%)**
01/2017: 34,011 (-  3.6%)**
02/2017: 32,473 (-  4.5%)**
-----------------
6 months: - 51.7%
1 year  : + 31.9%
2 years : + 32.3%
5 years : +  3.0%
10 years: +  4.6%


DC UNIVERSE
02/2007: 39,976 
02/2012: 34,456
02/2013: 36,838 
02/2014: 33,327 
02/2015: 32,403 
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02/2016: 31,503 (+ 13.9%)
03/2016: 28,621 (-  9.1%)
04/2016: 30,003 (+  4.8%)
05/2016: 29,927 (-  0.3%)
06/2016: 65,876 (+120.1%)
07/2016: 90,237 (+ 37.0%)
08/2016: 87,905 (-  2.6%)
09/2016: 64,037 (- 27.2%)
10/2016: 54,470 (- 14.9%)
11/2016: 45,659 (- 16.2%)
12/2016: 45,125 (-  1.2%)
01/2017: 40,979 (-  9.2%)
02/2017: 40,430 (-  1.3%)
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6 months: - 54.0%
1 year  : + 28.3%
2 years : + 24.8%
5 years : + 17.3%
10 years: +  1.1%


WILDSTORM
02/2007: 14,105 
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02/2017: 54,442
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10 years: +286.0%


VERTIGO & YOUNG ANIMAL
02/2007: 11,855
02/2012: 10,252
02/2013: 12,019 
02/2014: 13,215 
02/2015:  8,612 **
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02/2016:  6,274 (-  8.2%)**
03/2016:  6,039 (-  3.7%)**
04/2016:  5,649 (-  6.5%)**
05/2016:  5,734 (+  1.5%)**
06/2016:  6,073 (+  5.9%)**
07/2016:  6,328 (+  4.2%)**
08/2016:  5,639 (- 10.9%)**
09/2016: 16,825 (+198.4%)**
10/2016: 14,526 (- 13.7%)**
11/2016: 14,623 (+  0.7%)**
12/2016:  9,177 (- 37.2%)**
01/2017: 10,652 (+ 16.1%)**
02/2017:  8,434 (- 20.8%)**
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6 months: + 49.6%
1 year  : + 34.4%
2 years : -  2.1%
5 years : - 17.7%
10 years: - 28.9%

Without Young Animal, the Vertigo average for the month would be 6,288.

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

+105.3% - Justice League of America
+117.3% - Teen Titans
+ 53.8% - Batman Beyond
+ 30.7% - Batman 66 Meets...
- 10.7% - Teen Titans Go!
- 11.5% - Injustice
- 18.5% - Earth 2 Society
- 19.7% - Clean Room
- 25.1% - DC Comics Bombshells
- 25.5% - Lucifer
- 34.8% - Detective Comics
- 36.1% - Scooby Apocalypse
- 36.2% - Future Quest
- 37.9% - Batman
- 40.6% - Superman
- 42.1% - Flash
- 43.4% - Action Comics
- 45.0% - Titans
- 45.1% - Wonder Woman
- 50.0% - Green Lanterns
- 50.5% - Justice League
- 51.3% - The Flintstone
- 51.6% - Aquaman
- 53.0% - Hal Jordan & GLC
- 54.3% - Green Arrow
- 56.2% - Nightwing
- 61.3% - Batgirl
- 67.4% - Hellblazer
- 68.8% - Red Hood & Outlaws
- 70.7% - Batgirl & Birds of Prey
- 73.4% - Deathstroke
- 78.0% - Suicide Squad
- 78.7% - New Super-Man
- 78.9% - Supergirl
- 79.8% - Superwoman
- 83.2% - Harley Quinn


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

+101.8% - Suicide Squad (New Suicide Squad)
+ 94.1% - Titans (Titans Hunt)
+ 92.5% - He-Man
+ 73.6% - Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps (GLC Edge)
+ 65.6% - Teen Titans
+ 62.0% - Flash
+ 52.4% - Superman
+ 48.8% - Green Arrow
+ 41.4% - Batman Beyond
+ 39.3% - Wonder Woman
+ 38.9% - Nightwing
+ 34.9% - Detective Comics
+ 34.6% - Action Comics
+ 31.6% - Aquaman
+ 28.7% - Red Hood & Outlaws (Red Hood/Arsenal)
+ 24.9% - Hellblazer (Constantine the Hellblazer)
+ 12.9% - Batman 66 Meets...
+  5.7% - Green Lanterns (Green Lantern)
+  3.6% - Batgirl
+  0.9% - Deathstroke
-  1.2% - Astro City
-  1.8% - Batman
-  5.9% - Teen Titans Go!
- 10.0% - Cyborg
- 10.2% - Midnighter & Apollo (Midnighter)
- 10.4% - Scooby-Doo Where Are You?
- 10.8% - Justice League
- 13.4% - Harley Quinn
- 24.9% - Injustice
- 27.1% - Earth 2 Society
- 32.5% - Clean Room
- 35.1% - DC Comics Bombshells
- 38.7% - Lucifer
- 39.8% - Gotham Academy


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

+314.1% - Batwoman
+ 67.3% - Green Arrow
+ 66.5% - Red Hood & Outlaws
+ 56.2% - He-Man
+ 49.9% - Suicide Squad (New Suicide Squad)
+ 45.8% - Hellblazer (Constantine)
+ 19.8% - Flash
+ 19.6% - Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps (GLC)
+ 11.2% - Wonder Woman
+ 10.5% - Teen Titans
+ 10.2% - Detective Comics
+ 10.0% - Action Comics
+  8.6% - Teen Titans Go!
+  3.0% - Superman
+  1.8% - Nightwing
-  0.2% - Supergirl
-  6.8% - Aquaman
- 12.3% - Green Lanterns (Green Lantern)
- 13.2% - Astro City
- 14.1% - Justice League
- 21.6% - Batman
- 24.3% - Injustice
- 28.2% - Deathstroke
- 38.3% - Batgirl
- 50.0% - Earth 2 Society (Earth 2)
- 58.6% - Gotham Academy
- 59.4% - Everafter (Fables)


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

+125.0% - Hellblazer
+ 55.5% - Suicide Squad
+ 25.7% - Deathstroke
+ 17.6% - Batwoman
+  9.3% - Green Arrow
-  4.9% - Blue Beetle
-  6.3% - Scooby-Doo Where Are You?
-  9.0% - Wonder Woman
- 10.4% - Batman Beyond
- 16.7% - Captain Atom
- 17.5% - Flash
- 19.5% - Batgirl & Birds of Prey (Birds of Prey)
- 20.5% - Superman
- 20.7% - Nightwing
- 25.5% - Batman
- 26.5% - Teen Titans
- 27.9% - Red Hood & Outlaws
- 32.2% - Supergirl
- 35.3% - Detective Comics
- 38.1% - Death of Hawkman (Savage Hawkman)
- 43.5% - Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps (GLC)
- 50.1% - Batgirl
- 51.1% - Aquaman
- 54.0% - Justice League
- 56.1% - Action Comics
- 60.4% - Green Lanterns (Green Lantern)
- 68.9% - Everafter (Fables)


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

+ 72.8% - Aquaman
+ 64.6% - Hellblazer 
+ 28.8% - Nightwing
+ 21.3% - Batman
+ 18.9% - Flash
+ 10.7% - Detective Comics
+  5.8% - Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps (GLC)
+  4.5% - Green Arrow
+  3.9% - Deadman
+  2.0% - Scooby-Doo Where Are You? (Scooby-Doo)
-  5.0% - Superman
-  5.8% - Teen Titans Go!
-  8.9% - Blue Beetle
- 13.6% - Batgirl & Birds of Prey (Birds of Prey)
- 28.3% - Death of Hawkman (Hawkgirl)
- 29.4% - Wonder Woman
- 34.3% - Action Comics
- 36.6% - Teen Titans
- 40.0% - Green Lanterns (Green Lantern)
- 50.5% - Supergirl
- 57.0% - Astro City
- 62.2% - Midnighter & Apollo (Midnighter)


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

DCU: Average: 40,430. Median: 37,504. No.: 59. Total: 2,385,366

2.5 - Justice League of America
2.5 - Batman (16)
2.5 - Batman (17)
2.5 - Super Sons
2.0 - Justice League of America Rebirth
1.9 - All Star Batman
1.6 - Justice League (14)
1.6 - Justice League (15)
1.5 - Detective Comics (950)
1.5 - Detective Comics (951)
1.4 - Batwoman Rebirth
1.4 - Flash (16)
1.4 - Superman (16)
1.4 - Flash (17)
1.3 - Superman (17)
1.2 - Wonder Woman (16)
1.2 - Suicide Squad (11)
1.2 - Wonder Woman (17)
1.2 - Suicide Squad (12)
1.1 - Harley Quinn (13)
1.1 - Titans
1.1 - Harley Quinn (14)
1.1 - Action Comics (973)
1.1 - Nightwing (14)
1.0 - Trinity
1.0 - Action Comics (974)
1.0 - Nightwing (15)
1.0 - Teen Titans
0.9 - Green Lanterns (16)
0.9 - Hal Jordan & GLC (14)
0.9 - Green Lanterns (17)
0.9 - Hal Jordan & GLC (15)
0.8 - Green Arrow (16)
0.8 - Justice League/Power Rangers
0.8 - Green Arrow (17)
0.8 - Aquaman (16)
0.8 - Aquaman (17)
0.7 - Red Hood & Outlaws
0.7 - Batman Beyond
0.7 - Deathstroke (12)
0.7 - Batgirl
0.7 - Deathstroke (13)
0.6 - Supergirl
0.6 - Batgirl * Birds of Prey 
0.5 - The Hellblazer
0.5 - Superwoman
0.4 - New Super-Man
0.4 - Kamandi Challenge
0.4 - Cyborg
0.4 - Raven
0.4 - Blue Beetle
0.4 - Supergirl Being Super
0.4 - Odyssey of the Amazons
0.3 - Earth 2 Society
0.3 - Rise & Fall of Capt. Atom
0.3 - Death of Hawkman
0.2 - MIdnighter & Apollo
0.2 - Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love
0.2 - Gotham Academy Second Semester


Wildstorm: Average: 54,442. Median: 54,442. No.: 1. Total: 54,442

1.0 - The Wild Storm

See, I told you it would look silly!

Vertigo & Young Animal: Average: 8,434**. Median: 6,824**. No.: 10. Total: 84,337**

1.9 - Mother Panic
1.5 - Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye
1.4 - Shade the Changing Girl
1.2 - Astro City
0.8 - Lucifer
0.8 - The Lost Boys
0.7 - Frostbite
0.6 - Everafter
0.6 - Clean Room
0.5 - Unfollow **


Digital First & Other: Average: 11,550. Median: 11,077. No.: 12. Total: 138,601

1.6 - He-Man/Thundercats
1.6 - Scooby Apocalypse
1.4 - Future Quest
1.3 - Batman 66 Meets Wonder Woman 77
1.1 - DC Comics Bombshells
1.0 - Injustice Ground Zero (6)
1.0 - Injustice Ground Zero (5)
0.8 - The Flintstones
0.7 - Teen Titans Go!
0.7 - Super Powers
0.5 - Scooby-Doo Team-Up
0.4 - Scooby-Doo Where Are You?

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.

Image is not a normal comics publisher, and the typical metrics for sales success may not apply. For many 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, Heidi MacDonald or anyone at The Comics Beat, the National Association for Gifted Children, 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 if you need to contact me).

As always, we welcome your comments and corrections below. Please try to keep things civilized.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Gotham Academy also got a deal to be distributed in trade by Scholastic as part of their YA graphic novel tour. So its sales in monthly issues are more or less academic.

  2. Marginal titles like SUPERWOMAN and CYBORG are going to crash through the floor when DC raises cover prices to 3.99 in a few weeks. DC’s editors almost assuredly are already prepping numerous replacement titles to mitigate the impending carnage. DC must be happy with sub-standard performance, however; why else would they greenlight obvious dreck like KAMANDI and MIDNIGHTER?

    Steve

  3. Re: Midnighter, you said “obvious dreck” but I’m certain you meant “one of the best comics of the Big Two”. Easy mistake to make I guess.

    As far as Superwoman goes, as I said in my review earlier this week, I think the fall-out on “Superman Reborn” gives them an easy out if they want to shuffle that title off the docket. The event that enacts its entire premise “didn’t occur”.

  4. Love most of What DC doing But
    New Superman Come on just cancel it admit failure and move on nobody will notice same with Superwoman
    The Young Animal line is another failure dropping to quickly will not be long until under 10.000 copies retailers still figuring out ordering
    Blue Beetle Cyborg and host of other titles going up to $3.99 is going to be brutal with cancelations comparable to 70’s DC impolision

  5. If DC had even slightly marketed NEW SUPERMAN to the Chinese American audience, I thinik they could have had a hit.

    When retailers were offered 100% co-op on Facebook ads, I asked DC for a Chinese language version of the copy, and I was scoffed that that could possibly be a thing. I’m positive I could have had 500% sell-through in San Francisco if they’d listened to me, though –ESPECIALLY with Gene Yang involved. It’s a little crazy-making

    -B

  6. Busiek shows the math of how it’s the 100th ish of Astro City in the back, and it’s pretty solid. Every issue minus reprints and short stories. Only oddity is including #1/2, but it’s only really called that because it was a Wizard thing.

    Brian – No harm in marketing not thinking about going with a Mandarin ad, but to not do it and then shoot down the idea when it’s presented by the business that will be buying he books from them? Ridiculous.
    Not sure how it works between DC and retailers but if you get the chance you should consider bringing that up with someone else, preferably senior, because Marketing just isn’t doing their job.

  7. Looks like business as usual. After 6-7 months hype period everything is settling back to where it was. Remember how when new52 started Aquaman was outselling everything that Marvel was publishing? Same thing really happening here too.

  8. JL of America #1 — 102,843 (+ 27.4%)
    I think issue #2 will lost a amont of reader with Reiss already absent. Me I didn’t like issue #1.

    Super Sons #1 — 99,380
    A good number, but I don’t know who the market will react to this story. I find issue 2 disappointing, even if for now I keep the title in my sollicitation.

    Detective Comics #950 — 62,628
    Detective Comics #951 — 59,630
    Tynion IV make a great work with Cassandra even if this arc is a little too slow.

    Superman #16 — 56,105
    Superman #17 — 54,561
    Superman is a great title for the Big Blue.

    The Wild Storm #1 — 54,442
    Too complicated … I’m surprised too tell that, because for once we have a huge work.

    Action Comics #973 — 43,047
    Action Comics #974 — 41,712
    I like Jurgens even if I find him less comfortable that on Superman Lois & Clark.. Saddely I’m not fond of the arc that will come for the summer & will not follow the title on June & Jully.

    Red Hood & Outlaws #7 — 28,753
    Sad because I like what Lobdell propose. Maybe his arc are too long.

    He-Man/T’cats #5 of 6 — 18,278
    Very Enjoyable. A nostalgic Taste & a good writing/art. Take the TPB guys.

    Mother Panic #3 — 16,261
    What ? Me I enjoy this title. Well I prefere Tomy Lee Edwards’ art than Andy Parks, but I’m addict to it. I’m a huge fan of the Young animal’s Doom Patrol too.

    Odyssey Amazons #2 of 6 — 14,334
    A disappointement. Art & Story aren’t great.

    I also take the Flash’s (Rebirth) TPB.
    Thanks for the work.

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