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DC Comics Month-to Month Sales: September 2015 – Now THAT’S a Team-Up!

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by David Carter

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

September 2015 was the first time since the start of the New 52 in September 2011 that DC didn’t have some sort of promotional stunt for the DCU. In 2012 it was #0 issues; in 2013 it was the Forever Evil issues with 3D covers and decimal numberings; in 2014 is was the return of 3D covers with the Futures End one-shots. This year it was just business as usual, so don’t read too much into the seemingly poor one- and two-year percentage comparisons.

Sales were down for most DCU titles in September compared to August, in most cases due to last month’s Bombshell freely-orderable variants (f.o.v.s) being a good deal more ordered than this month’s Green Lantern 75th Anniversary covers. Also, most of the new DCYou titles that were launched in June either switched from incentive variants to freely-orderable variants (in which case their apparent sales stayed level) or they lost their variants all together (in which case their sales dropped). I’ve tried to make note below of whatever variant cover shenanigans were going on with each particular title (though I may have missed something; feel free to scold me in the comments below). See last month’s column for my rant on the state of variant covers…

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

Please consider the fine print at the end of the column. 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 done with total orders including reorder activity, as opposed to initial orders as was the practice of this column under the previous administration.)


 

3 - BATMAN ($4.99)
09/2005: Batman #645    --  65,984  [67,712] 
09/2010: Batman #703    --  77,033
09/2011: Batman #1      -- 188,420 [223,299]
09/2012: Batman #0      -- 156,561 
09/2013: #23.1: Jkr     -- 151,351
09/2013: #23.2: Rdlr    -- 140,065
09/2013: #23.3: Pngn    -- 120,026
09/2013: #23.4: Bane    -- 124,382 [129,156]
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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%) 
03/2015: -- 
04/2015: Batman #40     -- 131,128 (+ 31.8%) [155,690]
05/2015: -- 
06/2015: Batman #41     -- 142,155 (-  8.7%) 
07/2015: Batman #42     -- 117,441 (- 17.4%) 
08/2015: Batman #43     -- 124,697 (+  6.2%) 
09/2015: Batman #44     -- 114,409 (-  8.3%) 
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6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 20.0%
2 years : - 16.9%
5 years : + 48.5%
10 years: + 69.0%

In a weak comics month, Batman continues to be DC’s best-selling comic, coming in at #3 on the Diamond chart trailing two Star Wars comics. The loss of the Bombshells cover means a drop of over 10K in sales. This was also a fill-in of sorts, a flashback with Capullo replaced on art by Jock. But c’mon man: Jock drawing Batman? I’m so there!

7 - BATMAN ANNUAL ($4.99)
04/2012: Batman Annual #1 -- 101,394 [105,754] 
07/2013: Batman Annual #2 -- 101,726 (-  3.8%) 
12/2014: Batman Annual #3 --  81,396 (- 20.0%) 
07/2015: Batman Annual #4 --  80,684 (-  0.9%) 
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2 years : - 20.7%

As with most Annuals the Batman Annual comes in a good deal lower than the main book. But in Batman’s case that different of over 33K is still good enough to make it DC’s second best selling title for September.

8 - JUSTICE LEAGUE ($3.99)
09/2005: JLA #118           --  89,428  
09/2005: JLA #119           --  94,073 [106,305]
09/2010: JL of America #49  --  57,616
09/2011: --
09/2012: Justice League #0  -- 125,868
09/2013: #23.1: Darkseid    -- 111,142 
09/2013: #23.2: Lobo        --  79,244 
09/2013: #23.3: Dial E      --  64,119  [67,855]
09/2013: #23.4: Secret Scty --  78,014  [83,500]
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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%)
03/2015: -- 
04/2015: Justice League #40 --  78,388 (+  7.5%)
05/2015: -- 
06/2015: Justice League #41 --  97,584 (+ 31.9%) [103,398]
07/2015: Justice League #42 --  81,291 (- 21.4%)
08/2015: Justice League #43 --  82,304 (+  1.2%)
09/2015: Justice League #44 --  76,752 (-  6.7%)
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6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 16.4%
2 years : - 10.2%
5 years : + 33.2%
10 years: - 21.6%

DC’s third top ten book for September, and it’s top-selling $3.99 title.

(Justice League of America was late and slipped to October.)

15 - HARLEY QUINN ($3.99)
09/2014: Futures End #1   -- 119,180 (+103.7%)
10/2014: Harley Quinn #11 --  68,557 (- 42.5%)
11/2014: Harley Quinn #12 --  71,245 (+  3.9%)
12/2014: Harley Quinn #13 --  68,102 (-  4.4%)
01/2015: Harley Quinn #14 --  64,735 (-  4.9%)
02/2015: --
03/2015: Harley Quinn #15 --  66,904 (+  3.4%)
04/2015: Harley Quinn #16 --  72,055 (+  7.7%)
05/2015: --
06/2015: Harley Quinn #17 --  68,243 (-  5.3%)
07/2015: Harley Quinn #18 --  59,566 (- 12.7%)
08/2015: Harley Quinn #19 --  64,223 (+  7.8%)
09/2015: Harley Quinn #20 --  56,836 (- 11.5%)
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6 months: - 15.0%
1 year  : - 52.3%

From where I sit, the biggest long-term problem that DC has is in the 20K gap between Justice League and Harley Quinn. They just cannot seem to develop books that sell in that area.

16 - DETECTIVE COMICS ($3.99)
09/2005: Detective Comics #811 --  38,772
09/2010: Detective Comics #869 --  37,394
09/2011: Detective Comics #1   -- 114,880 [157,751]
09/2012: Detective Comics #0   --  84,063
09/2013: #23.1: Poison Ivy     --  78,522 
09/2013: #23.2: Harley Quinn   --  89,636 
09/2013: #23.3: Scarecrow      --  73,043 
09/2013: #23.4: Man-Bat        --  68,110 
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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%)
03/2015: Detective Comics #40  --  56,126 (+  2.6%)
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Detective Comics #41  --  57,648 (+  2.7%)
07/2015: Detective Comics #42  --  50,743 (- 12.0%)
08/2015: Detective Comics #43  --  53,576 (+  5.6%)
09/2015: Detective Comics #44  --  55,871 (+  4.3%)
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6 months: -  0.5%
1 year  : - 41.9%
2 years : - 27.7%
5 years : + 49.4%
10 years: + 44.1%

The only title with a freely-orderable variant that shows an increase over its Bombshell month, for what reason I cannot fathom. A new creative team takes over in October.

17 - HARLEY QUINN ROAD TRIP SPECIAL #1 ($5.99)
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%)
09/2015: Harley Quinn Road Trip  #1  --  51,135 (- 25.5%)

Not sure why the rose has fallen off somewhat on Harley Quinn over the past few months; maybe over saturation? (c.f. HQ & Power Girl below). Still, over fifty thousand copies of a $6 comic book are nothing to sneeze at.

18 - SANDMAN OVERTURE (Vertigo) ($3.99)
05/2014: -- 
06/2014: -- 
07/2014: Sandman Overture #3 --  72,563 (- 21.0%) 
08/2014: -- 
09/2014: -- 
10/2014: -- 
11/2014: -- 
12/2014: Sandman Overture #4 --  64,508 (- 11.1%) 
01/2015: -- 
02/2015: -- 
03/2015: -- 
04/2015: -- 
05/2015: Sandman Overture #5 --  58,776 (-  8.9%) 
06/2015: -- 
07/2015: -- 
08/2015: -- 
09/2015: Sandman Overture #6 --  53,408 (-  9.1%) 
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6 months:    n.a.
1 year  :    n.a.

Returnable, so the numbers are adjusted up by 10% from the estimates. (For why this is done for returnable comics, please see the fine print at the end of this column.)

The final issue of the oft-delayed prequel series is less than half of the debut issue, and the delays no doubt played a role in its decline. But fret not for Sandman: Overture; the hardcover collection comes out in November and it will smash every other thing that DC puts out this year; heck, it’ll probably be DC’s bestselling thing since Sandman: Endless Nights back in 2003.

24 - SUPERMAN ($3.99)
09/2005: Superman #221  --  69,065
09/2010: --
09/2011: Superman #1    -- 131,529 [150,128]
09/2012: Superman #0    --  60,493
09/2013: #23.1: Bzarro  --  59,589 
09/2013: #23.2: Brniac  --  58,197 
09/2013: #23.3: H'el    --  55,069 
09/2013: #23.4: Prsite  --  59,811 
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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%)
03/2015: Superman #39   --  50,260 (+  2.6%)
04/2015: Superman #40   --  52,666 (+  4.8%)
05/2015: --
06/2015: Superman #41   --  53,393 (+  1.4%)
07/2015: Superman #42   --  46,691 (- 12.6%)
08/2015: Superman #43   --  49,825 (+  6.7%)
09/2015: Superman #44   --  43,921 (- 11.8%)
-----------------
6 months: - 12.6%
1 year  : - 43.7%
2 years : - 24.5%
5 years :    n.a.
10 years: - 36.4%

Another big drop. It looks like those Bombshells covers were propping things up even more than we might have suspected.

31 - BATMAN/SUPERMAN ($3.99)
09/2005: Superman/Batman #22 -- 103,245
09/2010: Superman/Batman #76 --  32,003
09/2013: #3.1: Doomsday      --  92,290  [96,453]
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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%)
03/2015: Batman/Superman #20 --  43,428 (-  1.6%)
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Batman/Superman #21 --  49,204 (+ 13.3%)
07/2015: Batman/Superman #22 --  41,672 (- 15.3%)
08/2015: Batman/Superman #23 --  44,259 (+  6.2%)
09/2015: Batman/Superman #24 --  40,132 (-  9.3%)
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6 months: -  7.6%
1 year  : - 54.1%
2 year  : - 58.4%
5 years : + 25.4%
10 years: - 61.1%

The f.o.v. fluctuations are so strong that they mask what may be actually happening with readership demands. Are readers reacting positively or negatively to the “Truth” storyline in the Superman titles? How can we tell? So if the commentary seems slight this month, it’s because there’s only so many ways that I can say that a title dropped a lot form the Bombshell cover to the Green Lantern cover.

35 - GREEN LANTERN ($3.99)
09/2005: --
09/2010: Green Lantern #57  --  85,179
09/2011: Green Lantern #1   -- 141,682 [169,159]
09/2012: Green Lantern #0   --  89,909
09/2013: #23.1: Relic       --  66,495 (+ 12.4%)
09/2013: #23.2: Mongul      --  63,731 (-  4.2%)
09/2013: #23.3: Black Hand  --  62,753 (-  1.5%)
09/2013: #23.4: Sinestro    --  70,893 (+ 13.0%)
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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%)
03/2015: Green Lantern #40  --  42,334 (+  0.8%)
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Green Lantern #41  --  45,704 (+  8.0%)
07/2015: Green Lantern #42  --  39,290 (- 14.0%)
08/2015: Green Lantern #43  --  42,482 (+  8.1%)
09/2015: Green Lantern #44  --  39,371 (-  7.3%)
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6 months: -  7.0%
1 year  : - 49.1%
2 years : - 40.3%
5 years : - 53.8%
10 years:    n.a.

Doesn’t take as big of a fall as many of the other post-Bombshells titles, maybe because Green Lantern fans are more inclined to want a Green Lantern 75th Anniversary variant?

37 - ROBIN, SON OF BATMAN ($3.99)
09/2005: Robin #142    -- 28,822 
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06/2015: Robin SoB #1  -- 70,505 (+122.5%)
07/2015: Robin SoB #2  -- 44,232 (- 37.3%)
08/2015: Robin SoB #3  -- 38,413 (- 13.2%)
09/2015: Robin SoB #4  -- 38,162 (-  0.7%)
-----------------
10 years: + 32.4%

Joins the f.o.v. party this month, which gives the illusion of stabilization.

38 - ACTION COMICS ($3.99)
09/2005: Action Comics #831 --  55,288
09/2010: Action Comics #893 --  33,948
09/2011: Action Comics #1   -- 182,748 [200,947]
09/2012: Action Comics #0   --  78,626
09/2013: #23.1: Cyborg Smn  --  69,796 
09/2013: #23.2: Zod         --  69,356 
09/2013: #23.3: Lex Luthor  --  67,621 
09/2013: #23.4: Metallo     --  51,807 
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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%)
03/2015: Action Comics #40  --  38,216 (+  0.4%)
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Action Comics #41  --  44,083 (+ 15.4%)
07/2015: Action Comics #42  --  37,956 (- 13.9%)
08/2015: Action Comics #43  --  41,883 (+ 10.3%)
09/2015: Action Comics #44  --  37,927 (-  9.4%)
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6 months: -  0.8%
1 year  : - 49.1%
2 years : - 41.3%
5 years : + 11.7%
10 years: - 31.4%

If I were to try to look for a metric that may give us an idea of how well the f.o.v.-sporting titles are doing I’d maybe look at the 6 month comparisons, and by that measure Action is doing pretty good.

39 - DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS (Digital First) ($3.99)
08/2015: Bombshells #1  --  59,253
09/2015: Bombshells #2  --  37,136

An expected second issue drop. If this follows a standard sales pattern, this will end up as having the best print sales for any of DC’s digital-first titles.

(While Injustice’s print sales are lower, it still rules the roost when it comes to digital sales.)

43 - WONDER WOMAN ($3.99)
09/2005: --
09/2010: Wonder Woman #603 -- 38,852
09/2011: Wonder Woman #1   -- 76,214  [95,902]
09/2012: Wonder Woman #0   -- 49,778
09/2013: #23.1: Cheetah    -- 49,297 
09/2013: #23.2: First Born -- 44,154 
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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%)
03/2015: -- 
04/2015: Wonder Woman #40  -- 45,172 (+  6.0%)
05/2015: -- 
06/2015: Wonder Woman #41  -- 45,284 (+  0.2%)
07/2015: Wonder Woman #42  -- 36,668 (- 19.0%)
08/2015: Wonder Woman #43  -- 39,646 (+  8.1%)
09/2015: Wonder Woman #44  -- 36,151 (-  8.8%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 48.0%
2 years : - 22.6%
5 years : -  7.0%
10 years:    n.a.

44 - FLASH ($3.99)
09/2005: Flash #226     --  45,252 
09/2010: Flash #5       --  62,063
09/2011: Flash #1       -- 129,260 [147,818]
09/2012: Flash #0       --  56,890
09/2013: #23.1: Grodd   --  52,901 
09/2013: #23.2: RvFlsh  --  53,359 
09/2013: #23.3: Rogues  --  51,072 
---------------------------------
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%)
03/2015: Flash #40      --  38,382 (- 12.0%)
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Flash #41      --  41,256 (+  7.5%)
07/2015: Flash #42      --  37,956 (-  8.0%)
08/2015: Flash #43      --  40,542 (+  6.8%)
09/2015: Flash #44      --  36,111 (- 10.9%)
-----------------
6 months: -  5.9%
1 year  : - 48.7%
2 years : - 31.1%
5 years : - 41.8%
10 years: - 20.2%

Are you watching the Flash television show? Pretty good, yes? According to Nielsen, about 3.5 million people watched the October 13 episode. So the sales of the Flash comic are about 1% of the number of viewers of the show.

But then, it probably cost less than 1% of the cost of the television show to produce an issue of the comic book…

45 - HARLEY QUINN & POWER GIRL ($3.99)
06/2015: HQ & PG #1 of 6 -- 71,402 
07/2015: HQ & PG #2 of 6 -- 44,974 (- 37.0%) 
08/2015: HQ & PG #3 of 6 -- 38,853 (- 13.6%) 
09/2015: HQ & PG #4 of 6 -- 36,031 (-  7.3%)

I am genuinely surprised that this is not selling better.

47 - NEW SUICIDE SQUAD ($2.99)
09/2011: Suicide Squad #1      -- 49,979  [61,815]
09/2012: Suicide Squad #0      -- 31,875
09/2013: -- 
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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%)
03/2015: New Suicide Squad #8  -- 30,443 (-  0.3%)
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: New Suicide Squad #9  -- 42,225 (+ 38.7%)
07/2015: New Suicide Squad #10 -- 35,365 (- 16.2%)
08/2015: New Suicide Squad #11 -- 37,915 (+  7.2%)
09/2015: New Suicide Squad #12 -- 34,622 (-  8.7%)
-----------------
6 months: + 13.7%
1 year  : - 53.0%
2 years :    n.a.

The top-selling $2.99 book for DC this month.

Suicide Squad joined the f.o.v. party with issue #9, so the six-month comparison doesn’t tell us all that much.

48 - SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN ($3.99)
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%)
03/2015: -- 
04/2015: Superman/Wonder Woman #17 -- 39,868 (+  3.4%)
05/2015: -- 
06/2015: Superman/Wonder Woman #18 -- 39,787 (-  0.2%)
07/2015: Superman/Wonder Woman #19 -- 36,666 (-  7.8%)
08/2015: Superman/Wonder Woman #20 -- 38,834 (+  5.9%)
09/2015: Superman/Wonder Woman #21 -- 34,349 (- 11.5%)
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6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : - 55.5%

Considering that this comic stars two of DC’s biggest super-heroes, this isn’t doing all that great.

52 - GRAYSON ($3.99)
09/2005: Nightwing #112 -- 36,238
09/2011: Nightwing #1   -- 66,686  [87,561]
09/2012: Nightwing #0   -- 53,109
09/2013: --
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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%)
03/2015: Grayson #8     -- 40,859 (-  0.7%)
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Grayson #9     -- 39,610 (-  3.1%)
07/2015: Grayson #10    -- 33,990 (- 14.2%)
08/2015: Grayson #11    -- 36,538 (+  7.5%)
09/2015: Grayson #12    -- 32,284 (- 11.6%)
-----------------
6 months: - 21.0%
1 year  : - 57.8%
2 years :    n.a.
10 years: - 10.9%

Perhaps it is time to bring Nightwing back?

53 - DEATHSTROKE ($2.99)
09/2012: Deathstroke #0  -- 20,796 
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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%) 
03/2015: Deathstroke #6  -- 31,666 (-  3.6%) 
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Deathstroke #7  -- 38,807 (+ 22.6%) 
07/2015: Deathstroke #8  -- 33,648 (- 13.3%) 
08/2015: Deathstroke #9  -- 36,583 (+  8.7%) 
09/2015: Deathstroke #10 -- 31,241 (- 14.6%) 
-----------------
6 months: -  1.3%
1 year  : - 42.2%

Deathstroke joined the f.o.v. party with issue #7, so the six-month comparison doesn’t tell us all that much. Well, it kind of implies that without the f.o.v.s, Deathstroke would be doing a good deal worse. But it still has a long way to go before it hits the lows that the previous series did (11,768 for the final issue).

55 - BATMAN BEYOND ($2.99)
09/2012: Unlimited #8      -- 20,897
09/2013: Universe #2       -- 18,332 
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09/2014: Universe #14      -- 14,061 (- 1.1%)
10/2014: Universe #15      -- 13,739 (- 2.3%)
11/2014: Universe #16      -- 13,211 (- 3.8%)
12/2014: --
01/2015: --
02/2015: --
03/2015: --
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Batman Beyond #1  -- 59,151 (+347.7%)
07/2015: Batman Beyond #2  -- 35,000 (- 40.8%)
08/2015: Batman Beyond #3  -- 30,806 (- 12.0%)
09/2015: Batman Beyond #4  -- 31,202 (+  1.3%)
----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  : +121.9%
2 years : + 70.2%

Batman Beyond started adding f.o.v.s with this issue, which likely explains why it went up over issue #3.

57 - BATGIRL ($2.99)
09/2005: Batgirl #68    -- 27,199
09/2010: Batgirl #14    -- 26,861
09/2011: Batgirl #1     -- 90,543 [107,055]
09/2012: Batgirl #0     -- 50,441
09/2013: --
---------------------------------
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%)
03/2015: Batgirl #40    -- 41,729 (+  2.1%)
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Batgirl #41    -- 33,220 (- 20.4%)
07/2015: Batgirl #42    -- 33,168 (-  0.2%)
08/2015: Batgirl #43    -- 32,079 (-  3.3%)
09/2015: Batgirl #44    -- 30,654 (-  4.4%)
-----------------
6 months: - 26.5%
1 year  : - 54.9%
2 years :    n.a.
5 years : + 14.1%
10 years: + 12.7%

And recall that Batgirl stopped getting f.o.v.s as of issue #41, so the sixth month comparison looks worse than it would otherwise.

58 - STARFIRE ($2.99)
06/2015: Starfire #1  -- 50,928 
07/2015: Starfire #2  -- 33,659 (- 33.9%) 
08/2015: Starfire #3  -- 30,207 (- 10.3%) 
09/2015: Starfire #4  -- 30,485 (+  0.9%)

lso joins the f.o.v. party this month, which gives the illusion of stabilization.

61 - GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL ($4.99)
08/2012: Green Lantern Ann. #1 -- 67,648  
10/2013: Green Lantern Ann. #2 -- 47,861 (- 29.2%) 
12/2014: Green Lantern Ann. #3 -- 34,278 (- 28.4%) 
09/2015: Green Lantern Ann. #4 -- 29,691 (- 13.4%)

At least it outsells Lost Army.

73 - AQUAMAN ($3.99)
09/2005: Aquaman #34    -- 17,605
09/2011: Aquaman #1     -- 80,302 [108,545]
09/2012: Aquaman #0     -- 61,227
09/2013: #23.1: BMta    -- 58,207  
09/2013: #23.2: OMtr    -- 53,679  
---------------------------------
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%)
03/2015: Aquaman #40    -- 32,404 (+  0.8%)
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Aquaman #41    -- 33,629 (+  3.8%)
07/2015: Aquaman #42    -- 28,158 (- 16.3%)
08/2015: Aquaman #43    -- 30,480 (+  8.2%)
09/2015: Aquaman #44    -- 26,396 (- 13.4%)
-----------------
6 months: - 18.5%
1 year  : - 59.5%
2 years : - 52.8%
10 years: + 49.9%

Without the f.o.v.s, Aquaman might be flirting with the in-trouble category. But as it is there are bigger fish to fry lower on the chart.

77 - NEW SUICIDE SQUAD ANNUAL ($4.99)
09/2015: New Suicide Sq. Ann. #1 -- 25,927

Selling pretty much where you would expect.

79 - GREEN ARROW ($2.99)
09/2005: Green Arrow #54  -- 34,331
09/2010: Green Arrow #4   -- 44,220
09/2011: Green Arrow #1   -- 61,680  [72,359]
09/2012: Green Arrow #0   -- 28,408
09/2013: #23.1: CtVertigo -- 43,234 
-----------------------------------
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%)
03/2015: Green Arrow #40  -- 19,792 (+  0.7%)
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Green Arrow #41  -- 29,545 (+ 49.3%)
07/2015: Green Arrow #42  -- 24,921 (- 15.7%)
08/2015: Green Arrow #43  -- 29,998 (+ 20.4%)
09/2015: Green Arrow #44  -- 25,620 (- 14.6%)
-----------------
6 months: + 29.4%
1 year  : - 58.6%
2 years : - 40.7%
5 years : - 42.1%
10 years: - 25.4%

Green Arrow joined the f.o.v. party with issue #41, so the six-month comparison doesn’t tell us all that much.

81 - GRAYSON ANNUAL ($4.99)
10/2013: Nightwing Annual #1 -- 36,108  
12/2014: Grayson Annual #1   -- 32,251 (- 10.7%) 
09/2015: Grayson Annual #2   -- 25,470 (- 21.0%)

Also selling pretty much where you would expect.

I mean if I can do the math on these, then so must DC be able to. So I guess they are satisfied with the sales on these annuals?

82 - EARTH 2: SOCIETY ($2.99)
09/2012: Earth 2 #0     -- 69,111
09/2013: #15.1: Desaad  -- 51,850 
09/2013: #15.2: S Grund -- 52,369 
---------------------------------
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%)
03/2015: Earth 2 #32    -- 27,361 (-  0.6%)
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: E2 Society #1  -- 45,102 (+ 64.8%)
07/2015: E2 Society #2  -- 31,663 (- 29.8%)
08/2015: E2 Society #3  -- 28,381 (- 10.4%)
09/2015: E2 Society #4  -- 25,443 (- 10.4%)
----------------
6 months: -  7.0%
1 year  : - 61.0%
2 years : - 51.2%

Lost its incentive variant and didn’t pick up a f.o.v.; as a result September’s issue drops the same percentage that August’s did.

89 - GREEN LANTERN: THE LOST ARMY ($2.99)
06/2015: GL Lost Army #1  -- 47,240 
07/2015: GL Lost Army #2  -- 31,170 (- 34.0%) 
08/2015: GL Lost Army #3  -- 27,080 (- 13.1%) 
09/2015: GL Lost Army #4  -- 24,249 (- 10.5%)

Lost its incentive variant and didn’t pick up a f.o.v. Which is kind of odd, seeing as this is a Green Lantern title and all. Probably because it’s ending with issue #6, though that will be followed-up by Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion in January. So it’s not really ending so much as changing titles and bringing on a new artist with a new #1 (aka ‘Pulling a Marvel’.)

91 - BLACK CANARY ($2.99)
06/2015: Black Canary #1  -- 44,865 (+ 52.6%)
07/2015: Black Canary #2  -- 27,512 (- 38.7%)
08/2015: Black Canary #3  -- 23,253 (- 15.5%)
09/2015: Black Canary #4  -- 23,678 (+  1.8%)

Also joins the f.o.v. party this month, which gives the illusion of stabilization.

94 - WE ARE ROBIN ($3.99)
06/2015: We Are Robin #1  -- 57,137 
07/2015: We Are Robin #2  -- 31,209 (- 45.4%) 
08/2015: We Are Robin #3  -- 26,830 (- 14.0%) 
09/2015: We Are Robin #4  -- 22,893 (- 14.7%)

Lost its incentive variant and didn’t pick up a f.o.v. A ‘Robin War” crossover is coming in December to give a little boost to sales.

99 - RED HOOD/ARSENAL ($2.99)
09/2010: Red Hood Lost Days #4  -- 24,104
09/2011: Red Hood & Outlaws #1  -- 56,112  [70,244]
09/2012: Red Hood & Outlaws #0  -- 39,511
09/2013: --
-----------------------------------------
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%)
03/2015: Red Hood & Outlaws #40 -- 17,110 (-  0.9%)
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #1    -- 44,078 (+157.6%)
07/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #2    -- 26,829 (- 39.1%)
08/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #3    -- 23,841 (- 11.1%)
09/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #4    -- 22,113 (- 11.1%)
-----------------
6 months: + 29.2%
1 year  : - 59.8%
2 years :    n.a.
5 years : -  8.3%

Lost its incentive variant and didn’t pick up a f.o.v.

101 - SINESTRO ($2.99)
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%) 
03/2015: Sinestro #11   -- 28,384 (-  1.1%) 
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Sinestro #12   -- 28,848 (+  1.6%) 
07/2015: Sinestro #13   -- 23,044 (- 20.1%) 
08/2015: Sinestro #14   -- 25,505 (+ 10.7%) 
09/2015: Sinestro #15   -- 22,090 (- 13.4%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 22.2%
1 year  : - 63.6%

Still carrying a f.o.v. But that six month comparison looks bad.

103 - CONSTANTINE: THE HELLBLAZER ($2.99)
09/2005: Hellblazer #212    -- 14,714
09/2010: Hellblazer #271    --  9,851
09/2011: Hellblazer #283    --  9,597
09/2012: Hellblazer #295    --  9,143
09/2013: --
-------------------------------------
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%)
03/2015: Constantine #23    -- 14,530 (-  1.3%)
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: The Hellblazer #1  -- 41,888 (+188.3%)
07/2015: The Hellblazer #2  -- 27,512 (- 34.3%)
08/2015: The Hellblazer #3  -- 24,040 (- 12.6%)
09/2015: The Hellblazer #4  -- 21,974 (-  8.6%)
-----------------
6 months: + 51.2%
1 year  : - 57.7%
2 years :    n.a.
5 years : +123.1%
10 years: + 49.3%

Lost its incentive variant and didn’t pick up a f.o.v.

104 - BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT: GENESIS (Digital-First) ($2.99)
08/2015: BAK Genesis #1 of 6  -- 35,652 
09/2015: BAK Genesis #2 of 6  -- 21,555 (- 41.2%)

A bit on the high side for a second issue drop.

105 - CATWOMAN ($2.99)
09/2005: Catwoman #47   -- 20,699
09/2011: Catwoman #1    -- 59,633  [75,566]
09/2012: Catwoman #0    -- 39,117
09/2013: --
---------------------------------
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%)
03/2015: Catwoman #40   -- 26,534 (+  0.3%)
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Catwoman #41   -- 27,034 (+  1.9%)
07/2015: Catwoman #42   -- 21,983 (- 18.7%)
08/2015: Catwoman #43   -- 26,451 (+ 20.3%)
09/2015: Catwoman #44   -- 21,507 (- 18.7%)
-----------------
6 months: - 18.9%
1 year  : - 62.2%
2 years :    n.a.
10 years: +  3.9%

112 - JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED ($3.99)
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%) 
03/2015: Justice League United #10 -- 31,722 (-  0.7%) 
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: --
07/2015: Justice League United #11 -- 23,140 (- 27.1%) 
08/2015: Justice League United #12 -- 24,360 (+  5.3%) 
09/2015: Justice League United #13 -- 20,160 (- 17.2%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 36.4%
1 year  : - 72.3%

Ending in December with issue #16.

114 - MARTIAN MANHUNTER ($2.99)
06/2015: Martian Manhunter #1  -- 40,239 (+ 81.4%)
07/2015: Martian Manhunter #2  -- 24,957 (- 38.0%)
08/2015: Martian Manhunter #3  -- 22,540 (-  9.7%)
09/2015: Martian Manhunter #4  -- 19,738 (- 12.4%)

Lost its incentive variant and didn’t pick up a f.o.v.

115 - BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT (Digital-First) ($3.99)
03/2015: Batman Arkham Knight #1  -- 73,266 
04/2015: Batman Arkham Knight #2  -- 25,479 (- 65.2%)
04/2015: Batman Arkham Knight #3  -- 23,370 (-  8.3%)
05/2015: Batman Arkham Knight #4  -- 21,083 (-  9.8%)
06/2015: Batman Arkham Knight #5  -- 21,317 (+  1.1%)
07/2015: Batman Arkham Knight #6  -- 20,324 (-  4.7%)
08/2015: Batman Arkham Knight #7  -- 19,354 (-  4.8%)
09/2015: Batman Arkham Knight #8  -- 19,641 (+  1.5%)
-----------------
6 months: - 73.2%

Pay no attention to the awful six month comparison; that debut issue was part of an Arcade Block subscription box and also a GameStop exclusive cover.

124 - BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT ANNUAL ($4.99)
09/2015: Batman A. Knight Ann. #1  -- 17,399

As with the Injustice Annuals, this is not a digital-first title.

125 - SECRET SIX ($2.99)
09/2010: Secret Six #25 -- 20,775
---------------------------------------
12/2014: Secret Six #1  -- 44,065 (+130.7%)
01/2015: --
02/2015: Secret Six #2  -- 26,579 (- 39.7%)
03/2015: --
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Secret Six #3  -- 28,458 (+  7.1%)
07/2015: Secret Six #4  -- 22,813 (- 19.8%)
08/2015: Secret Six #5  -- 30,418 (+ 33.3%)
09/2015: Secret Six #6  -- 17,376 (- 42.9%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
5 years : - 16.4%

No f.o.v. or incentive variant this month, and sales take a hard turn downward.

126 - 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%)
03/2015: Gotham Academy #6  -- 20,361 (-  2.3%)
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Gotham Academy #7  -- 26,594 (+ 30.6%)
07/2015: Gotham Academy #8  -- 22,359 (- 15.9%)
08/2015: Gotham Academy #9  -- 18,048 (- 19.3%)
09/2015: Gotham Academy #10 -- 17,292 (-  4.2%)
----------------
6 months: - 15.1%

One of my favorite titles, but I’m trying to not get too attached…

127 - WONDER WOMAN '77 SPECIAL (Digital-First) ($7.99)
05/2015: WW 77 Special #1 -- 24,621  
09/2015: WW 77 Special #2 -- 17,101 (- 30.5%)

So Comcast in our area finally added back in a MeTV channel, so I can now watch reruns of the 70s Wonder Woman show on Saturdays.

129 - JUSTICE LEAGUE 3001 ($2.99)
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%)
03/2015: Justice League 3K #15  -- 16,604 (-  1.0%)
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Justice League 3K1 #1  -- 35,391 (+113.1%)
07/2015: Justice League 3K1 #2  -- 21,301 (- 39.8%)
08/2015: Justice League 3K1 #3  -- 18,931 (- 11.1%)
09/2015: Justice League 3K1 #4  -- 16,704 (- 11.8%)
-----------------
6 months: +  0.6%
1 year  :    n.a.

Lost its incentive variant and didn’t pick up a f.o.v.

130 - DOCTOR FATE ($2.99)
06/2015: Doctor Fate #1  -- 39,558 
07/2015: Doctor Fate #2  -- 22,967 (- 41.9%) 
08/2015: Doctor Fate #3  -- 18,951 (- 17.5%) 
09/2015: Doctor Fate #4  -- 16,258 (- 14.2%)

Lost its incentive variant and didn’t pick up a f.o.v.

137, 131 - INJUSTICE: YEAR FOUR (Digital-First) ($2.99)
09/2013: Injustice #9     -- 24,333 (- 3.5%)
-----------------------------------
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%)
03/2015: Injustice Y3 #11 -- 15,526 (+  0.7%)
03/2015: Injustice Y3 #12 -- 15,322 (-  1.3%)
04/2015: --
05/2015: Injustice Y4 #1  -- 17,958 (+ 17.2%)
05/2015: Injustice Y4 #2  -- 15,653 (- 12.8%)
06/2015: Injustice Y4 #3  -- 15,982 (+  2.1%)
06/2015: Injustice Y4 #4  -- 15,493 (-  3.1%)
07/2015: Injustice Y4 #5  -- 15,905 (+  2.7%)
07/2015: Injustice Y4 #6  -- 15,556 (-  2.2%)
08/2015: Injustice Y4 #7  -- 15,559 (+  0.0%)
08/2015: Injustice Y4 #8  -- 15,269 (-  1.9%)
09/2015: Injustice Y4 #9  -- 15,414 (+  0.9%)
09/2015: Injustice Y4 #10 -- 16,243 (+  5.4%)
----------------
6 months: +  2.6%
1 year  : - 11.9%
2 years : - 34.9%

Issue #10 has Harley Quinn on the cover, likely explaining the rise. Harley’s pull may not be as big as it once was, but there are still enough diehard fans to give her appearances in other titles a modest boost.

136 - SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP (All-Ages) ($2.99)
09/2014: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #6  --  8,333 (-  7.8%)
10/2014: --
11/2014: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #7  --  7,530 (-  9.6%)
12/2014: --
01/2015: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #8  --  6,678 (- 11.3%)
02/2015: --
03/2015: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #9  --  6,780 (+  1.5%)
04/2015: --
05/2015: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #10 --  6,566 (-  3.2%)
06/2015: --
07/2015: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #11 --  6,809 (+  3.7%)
08/2015: --
09/2015: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #12 -- 15,426 (+126.7%)
-----------------
6 months: +127.5%
1 Year  : + 85.1%

And speaking of Harley Quinn, her appearance give a huge boost to SDTU, with sales even higher than the debut issue!

140 - BIZARRO ($2.99)
06/2015: Bizarro #1 of 6 -- 38,511 
07/2015: Bizarro #2 of 6 -- 21,070 (- 45.3%) 
08/2015: Bizarro #3 of 6 -- 17,057 (- 19.0%) 
09/2015: Bizarro #4 of 6 -- 15,183 (- 11.0%)

There haven’t been any variants since the incentive variant for #1; so this is just pure lack of readership.

149 - MIDNIGHTER ($2.99)
06/2015: Midnighter #1  -- 35,420 (+257.2%)
07/2015: Midnighter #2  -- 19,812 (- 44.1%)
08/2015: Midnighter #3  -- 16,563 (- 16.4%)
09/2015: Midnighter #4  -- 14,431 (- 12.9%)

Lost its incentive variant and didn’t pick up a f.o.v.

151 - BATMAN '66 (Digital-First) ($2.99)
09/2013: Batman '66 #3  -- 32,954 
---------------------------------
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%)
03/2015: Batman '66 #21 -- 14,238 (-  2.0%)
04/2015: Batman '66 #22 -- 14,135 (-  0.7%)
05/2015: Batman '66 #23 -- 20,045 (+ 41.8%)
06/2015: Batman '66 #24 -- 13,653 (- 31.9%)
07/2015: Batman '66 #25 -- 17,001 (+ 24.5%)
08/2015: Batman '66 #26 -- 14,562 (- 14.3%)
09/2015: Batman '66 #27 -- 14,315 (-  1.7%)
-----------------
6 months: +  0.5%
1 year  : - 15.0%
2 years : - 56.6%

Ending with issue #30, though there will be a series of mini-series teaming up Batman ’66 with other 60s TV icons.

154 - 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%)
03/2015: Gotham by Midnight #5  -- 17,604 (-  5.6%)
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Gotham by Midnight #6  -- 22,366 (+ 26.9%)
07/2015: Gotham by Midnight #7  -- 18,427 (- 17.5%)
08/2015: Gotham by Midnight #8  -- 14,747 (- 20.0%)
09/2015: Gotham by Midnight #9  -- 13,698 (-  7.1%)
----------------
6 months: - 22.2%

Ending with issue #12.

159 - BAT-MITE ($2.99)
06/2015: Bat-Mite #1 of 6 -- 38,204 
07/2015: Bat-Mite #2 of 6 -- 18,628 (- 51.2%) 
08/2015: Bat-Mite #3 of 6 -- 14,585 (- 21.7%) 
09/2015: Bat-Mite #4 of 6 -- 13,040 (- 10.6%)

There haven’t been any variants since the incentive variant for #1; so this is just pure lack of readership.

165 - 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%)
03/2015: Mortal Kombat X #4  -- 14,038 (+ 11.6%)
04/2015: Mortal Kombat X #5  -- 14,741 (+  5.0%)
05/2015: Mortal Kombat X #6  -- 14,603 (-  0.9%)
06/2015: Mortal Kombat X #7  -- 14,720 (+  0.8%)
07/2015: Mortal Kombat X #8  -- 13,991 (-  5.0%)
08/2015: Mortal Kombat X #9  -- 12,626 (-  9.8%)
09/2015: Mortal Kombat X #10 -- 12,118 (-  4.0%)
-----------------
6 months: - 17.0%

Ending with issue #12.

173 - 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%)
03/2015: Lobo #6  -- 13,715 (-  7.1%)
04/2015: --
05/2015: --
06/2015: Lobo #7  -- 19,281 (+ 40.6%)
07/2015: Lobo #8  -- 12,459 (- 35.4%)
08/2015: Lobo #9  -- 11,568 (-  7.2%)
09/2015: Lobo #10 -- 11,328 (-  2.1%)
-----------------
6 months: - 17.4%

Ending with issue #13.

174 - THE OMEGA MEN ($2.99)
06/2015: Omega Men #1  -- 33,174 
07/2015: Omega Men #2  -- 17,093 (- 48.5%) 
08/2015: Omega Men #3  -- 13,246 (- 22.5%) 
09/2015: Omega Men #4  -- 11,302 (- 14.7%)

Lost its incentive variant and didn’t pick up a f.o.v. Was announced as cancelled as of issue #7, then that was apparently changed to issue #12.

176 - ALL-STAR SECTION EIGHT ($2.99)
06/2015: A-S Section 8 #1 of 6 -- 34,209 
07/2015: A-S Section 8 #2 of 6 -- 16,695 (- 51.2%) 
08/2015: A-S Section 8 #3 of 6 -- 13,032 (- 21.9%) 
09/2015: A-S Section 8 #4 of 6 -- 11,240 (- 13.8%)

There haven’t been any variants since the incentive variant for #1; so this is just pure lack of readership.

179 - ASTRO CITY (Vertigo) ($3.99)
09/2005: -- 
09/2010: --
09/2011: --
09/2012: --
09/2013: Astro City #4   -- 17,641 (- 6.2%)
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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%)
03/2015: Astro City #21  -- 11,492 (- 1.0%)
04/2015: Astro City #22  -- 11,359 (- 1.2%)
05/2015: Astro City #23  -- 11,215 (- 1.3%)
06/2015: Astro City #24  -- 11,226 (+ 0.1%)
07/2015: Astro City #25  -- 11,242 (+ 0.1%)
08/2015: Astro City #26  -- 11,118 (- 1.1%)
09/2015: Astro City #27  -- 11,019 (- 0.9%)
-----------------
6 months: -  4.1%
1 year  : - 13.0%
2 years : - 37.5%
5 years :    n.a.
10 years:    n.a.

One of the more stable titles in the DC stable.

182 - HE-MAN: ETERNITY WAR ($2.99)
09/2012: He-Man & MotU #2    -- 19,737 
09/2013: He-Man & MotU #6    -- 16,294 
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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%)
03/2015: He-Man Eternity #4  -- 11,746 (+  0.4%)
04/2015: He-Man Eternity #5  -- 11,625 (-  1.0%)
05/2015: He-Man Eternity #6  -- 11,426 (-  1.7%)
06/2015: --
07/2015: He-Man Eternity #7  -- 11,315 (-  1.0%)
07/2015: He-Man Eternity #8  -- 11,096 (-  1.9%)
08/2015: He-Man Eternity #9  -- 11,053 (-  0.4%)
09/2015: He-Man Eternity #10 -- 10,845 (-  1.9%)
----------------
6 months: -  7.7%
1 year  : -  7.7%
2 years : - 33.4%

The monthly slips aren’t very large, but they are still slips.

188 - AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE (Vertigo) ($3.99)
09/2010: American Vampire #6      --  23,349
09/2011: American Vampire #19     --  15,288
09/2012: American Vampire #31     --  14,796
09/2013: --
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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%)
03/2015: --
04/2015: American Vampire 2Cy #7  --  12,273 (-  7.3%)
05/2015: --
06/2015: --
07/2015: American Vampire 2Cy #8  --  11,738 (-  4.4%)
08/2015: American Vampire 2Cy #9  --  11,034 (-  6.0%)
09/2015: American Vampire 2Cy #10 --  10,500 (-  4.8%)
-----------------
6 months:    n.a.
1 year  :    n.a.
2 years :    n.a.
5 years : - 55.0%

Wow, new issues three months in a row! The Second Cycle ends with #11.

190 - SENSATION COMICS FEAT WONDER WOMAN (Digital-First) ($3.99)
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%)
03/2015: Sensation Comics #8  -- 11,399 (-  5.9%)
04/2015: Sensation Comics #9  -- 11,007 (-  3.4%)
05/2015: Sensation Comics #10 -- 10,565 (-  4.0%)
06/2015: Sensation Comics #11 -- 10,761 (+  1.9%)
07/2015: Sensation Comics #12 -- 10,623 (-  1.3%)
08/2015: Sensation Comics #13 -- 10,175 (-  4.2%)
09/2015: Sensation Comics #14 -- 10,262 (+  0.9%)
----------------
6 months: - 10.0%
1 year  : - 53.5%

Ending with issue #17. A limited digital-first Legend of Wonder Woman series by Renae De Liz will arrive in the month after in January (with the print version presumably a month or two later).

200 - DOOMED ($2.99)
06/2015: Doomed #1  -- 35,485 
07/2015: Doomed #2  -- 17,630 (- 50.3%) 
08/2015: Doomed #3  -- 12,387 (- 29.7%) 
09/2015: Doomed #4  --  9,527 (- 23.1%)

Lost its incentive variant and didn’t pick up a f.o.v. Ending with issue #6.

205 - 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%) 
03/2015: Flash Season 0 #6  -- 10,188 (-  2.5%) 
04/2015: Flash Season 0 #7  -- 10,152 (-  0.4%) 
05/2015: Flash Season 0 #8  -- 11,037 (+  8.7%) 
06/2015: Flash Season 0 #9  --  9,689 (- 12.2%) 
07/2015: Flash Season 0 #10 --  9,951 (+  2.7%) 
08/2015: Flash Season 0 #11 --  9,577 (-  3.8%) 
09/2015: Flash Season 0 #12 --  9,193 (-  4.0%) 
-----------------
6 months: -  9.3%

Final issue.

212 - PREZ ($2.99)
06/2015: Prez #1 of 6 -- 31,140 
07/2015: Prez #2 of 6 -- 13,178 (- 57.7%) 
08/2015: Prez #3 of 6 -- 10,360 (- 21.4%) 
09/2015: Prez #4 of 6 --  8,931 (- 13.8%)

There haven’t been any variants since the incentive variant for #1; so this is just pure lack of readership.

219 - SUICIDERS (Vertigo) ($3.99)
02/2015: Suiciders #1  -- 18,275 
03/2015: Suiciders #2  -- 10,585 (- 42.1%) 
04/2015: Suiciders #3  --  9,891 (-  6.6%) 
05/2015: Suiciders #4  --  9,316 (-  5.8%) 
06/2015: Suiciders #5  --  8,731 (-  6.3%) 
07/2015: -- 
08/2015: -- 
09/2015: Suiciders #6  --  8,546 (-  2.1%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 19.3%

Was this ever announced as being cancelled?

224 - ARROW: SEASON 2.5 (Digital-First) ($2.99)
09/2013: Arrow #11            --  8,621 
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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%) 
03/2015: Arrow Season 2.5 #6  --  9,055 (-  0.1%) 
04/2015: Arrow Season 2.5 #7  --  8,671 (-  4.2%) 
05/2015: Arrow Season 2.5 #8  --  8,644 (-  0.3%) 
06/2015: Arrow Season 2.5 #9  --  8,592 (-  0.6%) 
07/2015: Arrow Season 2.5 #10 --  8,608 (+  0.2%) 
08/2015: Arrow Season 2.5 #11 --  8,225 (-  4.4%) 
09/2015: Arrow Season 2.5 #12 --  8,124 (-  1.2%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 10.3%
2 years : -  5.8%

Final issue.

242 - 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%) 
03/2015: Fables: TWAU #3  --  9,352 (-  8.5%) 
04/2015: Fables: TWAU #4  --  8,793 (-  6.0%) 
05/2015: Fables: TWAU #5  --  8,378 (-  4.7%) 
06/2015: Fables: TWAU #6  --  8,019 (-  4.3%) 
07/2015: Fables: TWAU #7  --  7,683 (-  4.2%) 
08/2015: Fables: TWAU #8  --  7,398 (-  3.7%) 
09/2015: Fables: TWAU #9  --  7,123 (-  3.7%) 
-----------------
6 months: - 23.8%

294 - SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? (All-Ages) ($2.99)
09/2005: Scooby-Doo #100               -- 5,239
09/2010: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #1  -- 6,186
09/2011: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #13 -- 4,701
09/2012: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #25 -- 4,979
09/2013: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #37 -- 4,840 
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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) 
03/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #55 -- ????? (< 4,917) 
04/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #56 -- ????? (< 6,352) 
05/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #57 -- 4,794  
06/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #58 -- 5,033 (+ 5.0%)  
07/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #59 -- ????? (< 5,446)  
08/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #60 -- 5,091  
09/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #61 -- 5,220 (+ 2.5%)  
-----------------
6 months:    ???%
1 year  :    ???%
2 years : +  7.9%
5 years : - 15.6%
10 years: -  0.4%

Always a treat to see Scooby-Doo make the Top 300, and with a slight increase to boot!

+300 - FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS (Vertigo) ($3.99)
09/2013: FBP #3      -- 13,977
------------------------------
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)
03/2015: FBP #19     --  ????? (< 4,917)
04/2015: --
05/2015: FBP #20     --  ????? (< 4,462)
06/2015: FBP #21     --  ????? (< 4,684)
07/2015: FBP #22     --  ????? (< 5,446)
08/2015: FBP #23     --  ????? (< 4,286)
09/2015: FBP #24     --  ????? (< 5,049)
-----------------
6 months:   ????%
1 year  :   ????%
2 years :   ????%

The only DC title this month to not make the chart. Final issue. The new era of Vertigo beings in October…

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

DC COMICS
09/2005: 34,972
09/2010: 23,212
09/2011: 57,224
09/2012: 35,811
09/2013: 54,892 
---------------
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: 24,537 (+  1.0%)**
03/2015: 23,466 (-  4.4%)**
04/2015: 38,318 (+ 63.3%)**
05/2015: 31,237 (- 18.5%)**
06/2015: 35,318 (+ 13.1%)**
07/2015: 27,005 (- 23.5%)**
08/2015: 27,301 (+  1.1%)**
09/2015: 26,092 (-  4.4%)**
-----------------
6 months: + 11.2%
1 year  : - 44.3%
2 years : - 52.5%
5 years : + 12.4%
10 years: - 25.4%

DC UNIVERSE
09/2005: 44,823
09/2010: 32,042
09/2011: 67,411
09/2012: 39,408
09/2013: 61,036 
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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: 32,403 (+  5.6%)
03/2015: 28,559 (- 11.9%)
04/2015: 49,845 (+ 74.5%)
05/2015: 42,635 (- 14.5%)
06/2015: 46,980 (+ 10.2%)
07/2015: 32,688 (- 30.4%)
08/2015: 33,079 (+  1.2%)
09/2015: 30,645 (-  7.4%)
-----------------
6 months: +  7.3%
1 year  : - 51.7%
2 years : - 49.8%
5 years : -  4.4%
10 years: - 31.6%

VERTIGO
09/2005: 14,287
09/2010: 11,622
09/2011:  9,995
09/2012: 11,710
09/2013: 14,951 
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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%)**
03/2015:  7,055 (- 15.6%)**
04/2015:  7,257 (+  2.9%)**
05/2015: 10,616 (+ 46.3%)**
06/2015:  8,011 (- 24.5%)**
07/2015: 15,251 (+ 90.4%)**
08/2015: 10,216 (- 33.0%)**
09/2015: 15,814 (+ 54.8%)**
-----------------
6 months: +124.2%
1 year  : + 57.8%
2 years : +  5.8%
5 years : + 36.1%
10 years: + 10.7%

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

+127.5% - Scooby-Doo Team-Up
+ 51.2% - Constantine
+ 29.4% - Green Arrow
+ 29.2% - Red Hood/Arsenal (Red Hood & the Outlaws)
+ 13.7% - New Suicide Squad
+  2.6% - Injustice
+  0.6% - Justice League 3001 (JL3K)
+  0.5% - Batman '66
-  0.5% - Detective Comics
-  0.8% - Action Comics
-  1.3% - Deathstroke
-  4.1% - Astro City
-  5.9% - Flash
-  7.0% - Green Lantern
-  7.0% - Earth 2
-  7.6% - Batman/Superman
-  7.7% - He-Man Eternity War
-  9.3% - Flash Season Zero
- 10.0% - Sensation Comics feat. Wonder Woman
- 10.3% - Arrow Season 2.5
- 12.6% - Superman
- 15.0% - Harley Quinn
- 15.1% - Gotham Academy
- 17.0% - Mortal Kombat X
- 17.4% - Lobo
- 18.5% - Aquaman
- 18.9% - Catwoman
- 19.3% - Suiciders
- 21.0% - Grayson
- 22.2% - Sinestro
- 22.2% - Gotham By Midnight
- 23.8% - Fables: The Wolf Among Us
- 26.5% - Batgirl
- 36.4% - Justice League United
- 73.2% - Batman: Arkham Knight


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

+121.9% - Batman Beyond
+ 85.1% - Scooby-Doo Team-Up
-  7.7% - He-Man Eternity War (He-Man & MotU)
- 11.9% - Injustice
- 13.0% - Astro City
- 15.0% - Batman '66
- 16.4% - Justice League
- 20.0% - Batman
- 41.9% - Detective Comics
- 42.2% - Deathstroke
- 43.7% - Superman
- 48.0% - Wonder Woman
- 48.7% - Flash
- 49.1% - Action Comics
- 49.1% - Green Lantern
- 52.3% - Harley Quinn
- 53.0% - New Suicide Squad
- 53.5% - Sensation Comics feat. Wonder Woman
- 54.1% - Batman/Superman
- 54.9% - Batgirl
- 55.5% - Superman/Wonder Woman
- 57.7% - Constantine
- 57.8% - Grayson
- 58.6% - Green Arrow
- 59.5% - Aquaman
- 59.8% - Red Hood/Arsenal (Red Hood & the Outlaws)
- 61.0% - Earth 2
- 62.2% - Catwoman
- 63.6% - Sinestro
- 72.3% - Justice League United


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

+ 70.2% - Batman Beyond
+  7.9% - Scooby-Doo Where Are You?
-  5.8% - Arrow
- 10.2% - Justice League
- 16.9% - Batman
- 20.7% - Batman Annual
- 22.6% - Wonder WOman
- 24.5% - Superman
- 27.7% - Detective Comics
- 31.1% - Flash
- 33.4% - He-Man Eternity War (He-Man & MotU)
- 34.9% - Injustice
- 37.5% - Astro City
- 40.3% - Green Lantern
- 40.7% - Green Arrow
- 41.3% - Action Comics
- 51.2% - Earth 2
- 52.8% - Aquaman
- 56.6% - Batman '66
- 58.4% - Batman/Superman


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

+123.1% - Constantine (Hellblazer)
+ 49.4% - Detective Comics
+ 48.5% - Batman
+ 33.2% - Justice League (JLA)
+ 25.4% - Batman/Superman (Superman/Batman)
+ 14.1% - Batgirl
+ 11.7% - Action Comics
-  7.0% - Wonder Woman
-  8.3% - Red Hood
- 15.6% - Scooby-Doo Where Are You?
- 16.4% - Secret Six
- 41.8% - Flash
- 42.1% - Green Arrow
- 53.8% - Green Lantern
- 55.5% - American Vampire


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

+ 69.0% - Batman
+ 49.9% - Aquaman
+ 49.3% - Constantine (Hellblazer)
+ 44.1% - Detective Comics
+ 32.4% - Robin
+ 12.7% - Batgirl
+  3.9% - Catwoman
-  0.4% - Scooby-Doo
- 10.9% - Grayson
- 20.2% - Flash
- 21.6% - Justice League (JLA)
- 25.4% - Green Arrow
- 31.4% - Action Comics
- 35.4% - Superman
- 61.1% - Batman/Superman (Superman/Batman)
Sales Indices
=============

DCU: Average: 30,645. Median: 25,620. No.: 49. Total: 1,501,589

3.8 - Batman
2.6 - Batman Annual
2.5 - Justice League
1.9 - Harley Quinn
1.8 - Detective Comics
1.7 - Harley Quinn Road Trip
1.4 - Superman
1.3 - Batman/Superman
1.3 - Green Lantern
1.2 - Robin, Son of Batman
1.2 - Action Comics
1.2 - Wonder Woman
1.2 - Flash
1.2 - Harley Quinn & Power Girl
1.1 - New Suicide Squad
1.1 - Superman/Wonder Woman
1.1 - Grayson
1.0 - Deathstroke
1.0 - Batman Beyond
1.0 - Batgirl
1.0 - Starfire
1.0 - Green Lantern Annual
0.9 - Aquaman
0.8 - New Suicide Squad Annual
0.8 - Green Arrow
0.8 - Grayson Annual
0.8 - Earth 2 Society
0.8 - Green Lantern Lost Army
0.8 - Black Canary
0.7 - We Are Robin
0.7 - Red Hood/Arsenal
0.7 - Sinestro
0.7 - Constantine: The Hellblazer
0.7 - Catwoman
0.7 - Justice League United
0.6 - Martian Manhunter
0.6 - Secret Six
0.6 - Gotham Academy
0.5 - Justice League 3001
0.5 - Doctor Fate
0.5 - Bizarro
0.5 - Midnighter
0.4 - Gotham By Midnight
0.4 - Bat-Mite
0.4 - Lobo
0.4 - The Omega Men
0.4 - All Star Section 8
0.3 - Doomed
0.3 - Prez


Vertigo: Average: 15,814*. Median: 9,523*. No.: 6. Total: 94,882*

3.4 - Sandman Overture
0.7 - Astro City
0.7 - American Vampire
0.5 - Suiciders
0.5 - Fables The Wolf Among Us
0.3 - FBP *


Digital First & Other: Average: 15,333. Median: 15,414. No.: 15. Total: 229,992

2.4 - DC Comics Bombshells
1.4 - Batman Arkham Knight Genesis
1.3 - Batman Arkham Knight
1.1 - Batman Arkham Knight Annual
1.1 - Wonder Woman 77
1.1 - Injustice Year Four (10)
1.0 - Scooby-Doo Yeam-Up
1.0 - Injustice Year Four (9)
0.9 - Batman 66
0.8 - Mortal Kombat X
0.7 - He-Man Eternity War
0.7 - Sensation Comics feat. Wonder Woman
0.6 - Flash Season Zero
0.5 - Arrow Season 2.5
0.3 - 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.

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.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Those are some rough looking numbers for the second biggest company. Hopefully, the indies get to pick up the slack. DC’s June new books seem like a distant memory already…

  2. “Was this ever announced as being cancelled?”

    It starts its next arc in 2016 according to the last story page of Suiciders #6.

  3. I’m curious to see some books like Batgirl and Justice League United lost about a quarter of their sales across the Convergence break. Did the fans who drifted away while the books were on hiatus simply outnumber new readers willing to give those continuing titles a try with the DCYou promotion? One presumes there were some new readers, with sales on titles from Justice League and Superman to Gotham Academy being up significantly the first month after Convergence.

  4. I sincerely hope they don’t bring Nightwing back. Grayson is the first time I’ve read a Dick Grayson-solo book (where he wasn’t Batman) that I thought was actively very good. As a matter of fact, it might be DC’s best standard superhero book currently.

    Returning to status quo here seems like a bad move, I mean, does Nightwing really move units either? The numbers you have are for #1 and #0, but what was the end of the Higgins run doing?

  5. @Kyle: The lowest that the New 52 Nightwing series ever sold was 36,814 (the penultimate issue, #29), and that was without the benefit of a freely-orderable variant. Near the end of its run it appeared to be stabilizing in the mid- to upper-30K range.

    The pre-New 52 Nightwing series generally sold around 30K in the latter part of its run, more (sometimes much more) when it was part of a Batman crossover. The lowest figure that I have for it was 28,363 for issue #137 in Oct 2007 (my sales data only goes back to 2001).

  6. “Perhaps it is time to bring Nightwing back?”

    Dear comicbook Godz, please! I dig Dick Grayson but, I’m pretty sick of super-spy Agent 37. I read about Dick Grayson because he’s Batman’s sidekick that grew into his own heroic identity, not because he’s some lame 007/Tom Cruise rip-off.
    Also the fanservice on this book is ridiculous. I can’t imagine if this was a book with a female protagonist.

  7. @rikk Odinson – why try to imagine? There have been tons of books that treated its female characters like Grayson does its male. The fact that its actually doing it with a male character is what is novel. And that’s OK – men have had it good for a while, we can take it.

  8. Regarding low sales on Harley Quinn and Power Girl compared to the regular Harley series – perhaps this can be taken as a statement of the power of “ongoing” vs. “mini series” – ?

  9. Glenn Simpson—Uh, because it’s still wrong? I thought comics were trying to be more inclusive and respectful but because it’s a male character that makes it okay? I’m not some whiny butt-hurt fan that can’t handle it but I am a comics fan that thinks it’s highly hypocritical to call out sexism on female characters while praising the same behavior on male characters. That’s not progress. It’s just shifting the paradigm to another sex.

  10. I imagine there is a school of thought that the practice of objectifying the main character is not wrong in and of itself, as long as it is applied fairly. It hasn’t been applied fairly in the past, but we are getting there.

  11. I subscribe to that school of thought. Superheroes are supposed to be sexy and attractive ideals; there are ways to have them look good without being tacky or insulting. And the reason the paradigm is shifted to the other sex by some creators is a direct response to the previous double standard.

  12. “Uh, because it’s still wrong? I thought comics were trying to be more inclusive and respectful but because it’s a male character that makes it okay?”

    Grayson is an immediate demonstration of efforts to be more inclusive and respectful – male characters are rarely treated as sex objects for the benefit of female readers, whereas the reverse is almost always the case. Allowing for a single exception hurts nobody.

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