by David Carter

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

Metal is in full swing this month, with the core series continuing and the tie-ins beginning with crossover issues and one-shots. So far enthusiasm is high and that’s translating into good sales for everything that Metal touches. It’s enough to paper over the sins hiding further down in the sales chart (but don’t worry; we’ll peel it back for you to peek!)

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.

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(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.)

2 – DARK NIGHTS: METAL ($4.99)

06/2017: The Forge #1   — 130,651           [139,088]

07/2017: The Casting #1 — 128,261 (-  7.8%)

08/2017: Metal #1       — 261,997 (+104.3%) [271,108]

09/2017: Metal #2       — 149,487 (- 44.9%)

Second issue drop-off is a bit on the steep side, but given the interest in one-snots and tie-ins to Metal that we’ll see below it looks like the crossover event will have legs and likely won’t have sales drop off a cliff. There was also a second printing of the first issue that added another 9K in sales, which is a bit surprising as you would have thought there were enough copies of that first issue floating around for everyone who wanted one to have one.

4, 5 – BATMAN ($2.99)

09/2007: Batman #669      73,741

09/2012: Batman #0      — 156,561

09/2013: #23.1: Joker   — 151,351

09/2013: #23.2: Riddler — 140,065

09/2013: #23.3: Penguin — 120,026

09/2013: #23.4: Bane    — 124,382 [129,156]

09/2014: Futures End #1 — 142,980 [144,423]

09/2015: Batman #44     — 114,409 [115,351]

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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%)

03/2017: Batman #18       98,100 (-  1.5%)

03/2017: Batman #19       97,501 (-  0.6%)

04/2017: Batman #20       97,544 (+  0.0%)

04/2017: Batman #21     — 219,472 (+134.1%) [228,310]

05/2017: Batman #22     — 186,914 (- 18.1%)

05/2017: Batman #23       96,542 (- 48.3%)

06/2017: Batman #24     — 116,037 (+ 36.7%) [131,939]

06/2017: Batman #25     — 102,798 (- 17.6%) [108,749]

07/2017: Batman #26     — 107,071 (-  1.5%)

07/2017: Batman #27     — 102,335 (-  4.4%)

08/2017: Batman #28     — 104,666 (+  2.3%)

08/2017: Batman #29     — 100,787 (-  3.7%)

09/2017: Batman #30     — 100,083 (-  0.7%)

09/2017: Batman #31       98,594 (-  1.5%)

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6 months: +  1.6%

1 year  : – 27.6%

2 years : – 13.2%

5 years : – 36.5%

10 years: + 34.7%

Batman falls back down below the 100K mark, but given the surfeit of Batman-related material coming out this month (with all the Metal titles and crossovers) I wouldn’t worry too much about the growing power of the caped crusader being on any sort of wane. (Ha—puns!)

6 – HARLEY QUINN 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL ($4.99)

07/2014: Harley Quinn Comic Con  #1 — 64,978           [68,667]

12/2014: Harley Quinn Holiday Sp #1 — 63,465 (-  7.6%)

02/2015: Harley Quinn Valentines #1 — 68,611 (+ 19.4%) [75,747]

09/2015: Harley Quinn Road Trip  #1 — 51,135 (- 31.8%) [51,668]

04/2016: Harley & SS April Fools #1 — 75,354 (+ 45.8%)

09/2017: Harley Quinn 25th Anniv #1 — 97,211 (+ 29.1%)

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2 years : + 88.1%

This is at first glance a surprising number, considering that the regular HQ series current sells about 1/3 the number of copies per issue. But in addition to being a 25th anniversary special for a popular character, there were also a good number of retailer incentive variants. Add that all up and you can see why sales on this could approach 100K.

10, 99; 12, 101 – ACTION COMICS ($3.99/$2.99)

09/2007: —

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

09/2014: Futures End #1       74,497

09/2015: Action Comics #44    37,927 [38,130]

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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%)

03/2017: Action Comics #975 — 47,382 (+ 13.6%)

03/2017: Action Comics #976 — 46,846 (-  1.1%)

04/2017: Action Comics #977 — 43,865 (-  6.4%)

04/2017: Action Comics #978 — 43,555 (-  0.7%)

05/2017: Action Comics #979 — 43,336 (-  0.5%)

05/2017: Action Comics #980 — 42,811 (-  1.2%)

06/2017: Action Comics #981 — 42,520 (-  0.7%)

06/2017: Action Comics #982 — 41,799 (-  1.7%)

07/2017: Action Comics #983 — 41,764 (-  0.1%)

07/2017: Action Comics #984 — 40,957 (-  1.9%)

08/2017: Action Comics #985 — 41,014 (+  0.1%)

08/2017: Action Comics #986 — 40,607 (-  1.0%)

09/2017: Action Comics #987 — 96,867 (+138.5%)

09/2017: Action Comics #988 — 91,303 (-  5.7%)

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6 months: + 99.7%

1 year  : + 57.8%

2 years : +146.7%

5 years : + 19.7%

10 years:    n.a.

Lenticular covers ahoy! We’ve combined sales of the lenticular and non-lenticular variants to give you, the sales chart reader, a more accurate sales chart experience!

Obviously these are good numbers for the kick-off issues of “The Oz Effect,” with the lenticular covers and the promise of answers for one of the plot lines from the Rebirth über-plot. Sales for issue #987 were even above those of the first Rebirth issue of Action (#957, with 82,884 in the fist month and 95,893 with re-orders). So even with Metal in the limelight right now, Rebirth is still getting some love.

8, 9 – METAL one-shots ($3.99)

09/2017: Batman Red Death #1      — 81,904

09/2017: Batman Murder Machine #1 — 78,202 (-  4.5%)

These are really good numbers for spin-off one-shots of a crossover series. Of course, the fact that they star ‘dark’ versions of Batman really helps—can’t go wrong with a Batman #1! Both had 2nd printings out in October

19 – TEEN TITANS ($3.99)

09/2007: Teen Titans #51  — 57,851

09/2012: Teen Titans #0   — 47,318

09/2013: #23.1: Trigon    — 48,974

09/2013: #23.2: Dthstroke — 49,920

09/2014: Futures End #1   — 62,915  [63,677]

09/2015: —

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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%)

03/2017: Teen Titans #6   — 37,572 (-  3.7%)

04/2017: Teen Titans #7   — 36,056 (-  4.0%)

05/2017: Teen Titans #8   — 43,385 (+ 20.3%)

06/2017: Teen Titans #9   — 36,058 (- 16.9%)

07/2017: Teen Titans #10  — 35,308 (-  2.1%)

08/2017: Teen Titans #11  — 33,434 (-  5.3%)

09/2017: Teen Titans #12  — 57,359 (+ 71.6%)

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6 months: + 52.7%

1 year  : +  1.6%

2 years :    n.a.

5 years : + 21.2%

10 years: –  0.9%

Metal tie-tin, so up go the sales!

DC is trying something a bit novel with their tie-ins in regular titles to Metal, with each month there being a mini-crossover between several titles. In September it was “The Gotham Resistance” running through issues of Teen Titans, Nightwing, and Suicide Squad (with Green Arrow finishing up in October).

24, 21 – DETECTIVE COMICS ($2.99)

09/2007: Detective Comics #836 —  49,475

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

09/2014: Futures End #1          96,081  [96,877]

09/2015: Detective Comics #44    55,871  [56,177]

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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%)

03/2017: Detective Comics #952 —  59,722 (+  0.2%)

03/2017: Detective Comics #953 —  59,160 (-  0.9%)

04/2017: Detective Comics #954 —  58,187 (-  1.6%)

04/2017: Detective Comics #955 —  57,666 (-  0.9%)

05/2017: Detective Comics #956 —  57,178 (-  0.8%)

05/2017: Detective Comics #957 —  56,344 (-  1.5%)

06/2017: Detective Comics #958 —  56,226 (-  0.2%)

06/2017: Detective Comics #959 —  55,449 (-  1.4%)

07/2017: Detective Comics #960 —  55,074 (-  0.7%)

07/2017: Detective Comics #961 —  54,407 (-  1.2%)

08/2017: Detective Comics #962 —  54,259 (-  0.3%)

08/2017: Detective Comics #963 —  52,975 (-  2.4%)

09/2017: Detective Comics #964 —  53,552 (+  1.1%)

09/2017: Detective Comics #965 —  57,102 (+  6.6%)

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6 months: –  6.9%

1 year  : – 32.5%

2 years : –  1.0%

5 years : – 34.2%

10 years: + 11.8%

A couple of rises in sales this month for ‘Tec: issue #965 was the start of a storyline that brings back Tim Drake and ties in to the Rebirth über plot, while #964 was likely a correction for the previous issue’s larger-than-normal drop.

25, 27 – FLASH ($2.99)

09/2007: Flash #232       56,969

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  [71,351]

09/2015: Flash #44        36,111  [36,657]

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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%)

03/2017: Flash #18        54,959 (-  0.5%)

03/2017: Flash #19        53,918 (-  1.9%)

04/2017: Flash #20        53,828 (-  0.2%)

04/2017: Flash #21      — 174,803 (+251.3%) [189,108]

05/2017: Flash #22      — 163,767 (- 13.4%)

05/2017: Flash #23        54,640 (- 66.6%)

06/2017: Flash #24        54,275 (-  0.7%)

06/2017: Flash #25        54,632 (+  0.7%)

07/2017: Flash #26        54,237 (-  0.7%)

07/2017: Flash #27        53,806 (-  0.8%)

08/2017: Flash #28        54,076 (+  0.5%)

08/2017: Flash #29        52,819 (-  2.3%)

09/2017: Flash #30        52,905 (+  0.2%)

09/2017: Flash #31        52,412 (-  0.9%)

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6 months: –  3.3%

1 year  : – 34.6%

2 years : + 43.7%

5 years : –  7.4%

10 years: –  7.6%

A Flash series stabilizing in the low-50K range is really one of the best outcomes from Rebirth. If more Rebirth titles were able to stabilize at 20K higher than where their New 52 series ended, Rebirth would be a smash success.

69, 29 – NIGHTWING ($2.99)

09/2007: Nightwing #136 —  29,256

09/2012: Nightwing #0     53,109

09/2013: —

09/2014: Futures End #1 —  76,551  [76,961]

09/2015: Grayson #12      32,284  [33,281]

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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%)

03/2017: Nightwing #16    40,289 (-  2.7%)

03/2017: Nightwing #17    39,467 (-  2.0%)

04/2017: Nightwing #18    38,858 (-  1.5%)

04/2017: Nightwing #19    38,230 (-  1.6%)

05/2017: Nightwing #20    37,646 (-  1.5%)

05/2017: Nightwing #21    37,309 (-  0.9%)

06/2017: Nightwing #22    36,343 (-  2.6%)

06/2017: Nightwing #23    36,055 (-  0.8%)

07/2017: Nightwing #24    35,370 (-  1.9%)

07/2017: Nightwing #25    34,587 (-  2.2%)

08/2017: Nightwing #26    34,020 (-  1.6%)

08/2017: Nightwing #27    33,250 (-  2.3%)

09/2017: Nightwing #28    32,874 (-  1.1%)

09/2017: Nightwing #29    51,102 (+ 55.4%)

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6 months: +  5.3%

1 year  : – 43.1%

2 years : + 26.2%

5 years : – 20.9%

10 years: + 43.5%

Issue #29 was part two of “The Gotham Resistance” Metal tie-in, and gives Nightwing a boost of nearly 20K copies.

67, 30 – SUICIDE SQUAD ($3.99/$2.99)

09/2007: Raise the Flag #1 of 8 —  29,506

09/2012: Suicide Squad #0         31,875

09/2013: —

09/2014: Futures End #1           73,599  [73,962]

09/2015: New Suicide Squad #12    34,622  [35,013]

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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%)

03/2017: Suicide Squad #13        45,064 (-  3.8%)

03/2017: Suicide Squad #14        43,388 (-  3.7%)

04/2017: Suicide Squad #15        40,940 (-  5.6%)

04/2017: Suicide Squad #16        41,929 (+  2.4%)

05/2017: Suicide Squad #17        38,719 (-  7.7%)

05/2017: Suicide Squad #18        38,401 (-  0.8%)

06/2017: Suicide Squad #19        37,642 (-  2.0%)

06/2017: Suicide Squad #20        37,532 (-  0.3%)

07/2017: Suicide Squad #21        36,077 (-  3.9%)

07/2017: Suicide Squad #22        35,719 (-  1.0%)

08/2017: Suicide Squad #23        34,209 (-  4.2%)

08/2017: Suicide Squad #24        33,674 (-  1.6%)

09/2017: Suicide Squad #25        33,553 (-  0.4%)

09/2017: Suicide Squad #26        50,527 (+ 50.6%)

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6 months: –  4.9%

1 year  : – 55.6%

2 years : + 20.1%

5 years : + 31.9%

10 years: + 42.5%

Issue #25 was an over-sized and -priced issue, while #26 was part three of “The Gotham Resistance” Metal tie-in, which like the other titles in the crossover gets a very nice sales boost.

32, 35 – JUSTICE LEAGUE ($2.99)

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]

09/2014: Justice League #33 —  79,447  [77,616]

09/2014: Futures End #1     — 104,246 [105,364]

09/2015: Justice League #44 —  76,752  [80,630]

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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%)

03/2017: Justice League #16 —  62,515 (-  2.7%)

03/2017: Justice League #17 —  61,165 (-  2.2%)

04/2017: Justice League #18 —  58,737 (-  4.0%)

04/2017: Justice League #19 —  57,647 (-  1.9%)

05/2017: Justice League #20 —  56,119 (-  2.7%)

05/2017: Justice League #21 —  55,351 (-  1.4%)

06/2017: Justice League #22 —  54,047 (-  2.4%)

06/2017: Justice League #23 —  53,283 (-  1.4%)

07/2017: Justice League #24 —  52,700 (-  1.1%)

07/2017: Justice League #25 —  51,507 (-  2.3%)

08/2017: Justice League #26 —  51,048 (-  0.9%)

08/2017: Justice League #27 —  50,023 (-  2.0%)

09/2017: Justice League #28 —  49,298 (-  1.4%)

09/2017: Justice League #29 —  48,425 (-  1.8%)

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6 months: – 21.0%

1 year  : – 51.7%

2 years : – 39.4%

5 years : – 61.2%

36, 37 – SUPERMAN ($2.99)

09/2007: Superman #667    48,608

09/2012: Superman #0      60,493

09/2013: #23.1: Bizarro —  59,589

09/2013: #23.2: Brniac    58,197

09/2013: #23.3: H’el      55,069

09/2013: #23.4: Prsite    59,811

09/2014: Futures End #1 —  77,949  [78,947]

09/2015: Superman #44     43,921  [44,908]

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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%)

03/2017: Superman #18     57,879 (+  6.1%)

03/2017: Superman #19     56,439 (-  2.5%)

04/2017: Superman #20     53,373 (-  5.4%)

04/2017: Superman #21     51,373 (-  3.7%)

05/2017: Superman #22     51,938 (+  1.1%)

05/2017: Superman #23     51,264 (-  1.3%)

06/2017: Superman #24     50,762 (-  1.3%)

06/2017: Superman #25     50,873 (+  0.2%)

07/2017: Superman #26     50,173 (-  1.4%)

07/2017: Superman #27     48,953 (-  2.4%)

08/2017: Superman #28     48,922 (-  0.1%)

08/2017: Superman #29     49,294 (+  0.8%)

09/2017: Superman #30     47,664 (-  3.3%)

09/2017: Superman #31     46,868 (-  1.7%)

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6 months: – 17.3%

1 year  : – 36.6%

2 years : +  5.3%

5 years : – 21.9%

10 years: –  2.8%

Nope, not stabilizing.

49, 46 – WONDER WOMAN ($2.99)

09/2007: —

09/2012: Wonder Woman #0     49,778

09/2013: #23.1: Cheetah      49,297

09/2013: #23.2: First Born —  44,154

09/2014: Futures End #1      69,497  [69,921]

09/2015: Wonder Woman #44    36,151  [36,478]

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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%)

03/2017: Wonder Woman #18    47,484 (-  2.4%)

03/2017: Wonder Woman #19    46,745 (-  1.6%)

04/2017: Wonder Woman #20    45,266 (-  3.2%)

04/2017: Wonder Woman #21    44,597 (-  1.5%)

05/2017: Wonder Woman #22    44,114 (-  1.1%)

05/2017: Wonder Woman #23    43,704 (-  0.9%)

06/2017: Wonder Woman #24    43,371 (-  0.8%)

06/2017: Wonder Woman #25    44,106 (+  1.7%)

07/2017: Wonder Woman #26    43,042 (-  2.4%)

07/2017: Wonder Woman #27    42,371 (-  1.6%)

08/2017: Wonder Woman #28    41,837 (-  1.3%)

08/2017: Wonder Woman #29    41,077 (-  1.8%)

09/2017: Wonder Woman #30    40,955 (-  0.3%)

09/2017: Wonder Woman #31    41,647 (+  1.7%)

—————–

6 months: –  5.9%

1 year  : – 43.0%

2 years : + 13.2%

5 years : – 17.0%

10 years:    n.a.

Issue #31, the start of a new arc by writer James Robinson following up on some dangling New 52 Justice League plot threads, sees a slight bump. Which is fine as far as it goes, but kind of a sign that DC doesn’t really know what to do with the regular Wonder Woman title. Here’s a suggestion: make it as close to the smash-hit movie as possible! (And honestly, this storyline is about as far away from that as you can get…) This isn’t rocket science, folks.

48 – MISTER MIRACLE ($3.99)

08/2017: Mr. Miracle #1 of 12 — 33,493  [48,175]

09/2017: Mr. Miracle #2 of 12 — 41,575 (- 13.7%)

So this sort of thing just doesn’t happen in this day and age: The first-month orders for a second issue of a limited series being significantly higher than those of the first issue. But given the over 14K copies of the second printing of that first issue that also made their way on to the September chart, it appears that retailers underestimated the demand for this series. (Hard to blame them, given DC’s recent history with limited series based on c-list characters!) And with a 3rd printing of the first issue and a 2nd printing of the second issue both on their way, it’s safe to say that DC have a modest hit on their hands.

53, 56 – HARLEY QUINN ($2.99)

09/2014: Futures End #1   — 119,180 [123,158]

09/2015: Harley Quinn #20 —  56,836  [58,652]

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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%)

03/2017: Harley Quinn #15 —  43,264 (-  1.2%)

03/2017: Harley Quinn #16 —  42,797 (-  1.1%)

04/2017: Harley Quinn #17 —  43,263 (+  1.2%)

04/2017: Harley Quinn #18 —  41,645 (-  3.7%)

05/2017: Harley Quinn #19 —  41,552 (-  0.2%)

05/2017: Harley Quinn #20 —  40,596 (-  2.3%)

06/2017: Harley Quinn #21 —  40,272 (-  0.8%)

06/2017: Harley Quinn #22 —  39,389 (-  2.2%)

07/2017: Harley Quinn #23 —  39,480 (+  0.2%)

07/2017: Harley Quinn #24 —  38,124 (-  3.4%)

08/2017: Harley Quinn #25 —  39,093 (+  2.5%)

08/2017: Harley Quinn #26 —  37,283 (-  4.6%)

09/2017: Harley Quinn #27 —  37,087 (-  0.5%)

09/2017: Harley Quinn #28 —  36,193 (-  2.4%)

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6 months: – 14.8%

1 year  : – 57.1%

2 years : – 37.5%

Palmiotti and Connor have announced that they’re leaving the title after December. They’ve have a good, well-received run, but some fresh blood might help to turn the sales of the regular HQ title around.

57 – TITANS ($3.99)

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%)

03/2017: Titans #9      42,557 (-  3.3%)

04/2017: Titans #10     40,893 (-  3.9%)

05/2017: Titans #11     45,889 (+ 12.2%)

06/2017: Titans #12     40,204 (- 12.4%)

07/2017: Titans #13     39,272 (-  2.3%)

08/2017: Titans #14     37,283 (-  5.1%)

09/2017: Titans #15     35,858 (-  3.8%)

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6 months: – 15.7%

1 year  : – 49.3%

65 – SUPERGIRL ($3.99)

09/2007: Supergirl #21    44,656

09/2012: Supergirl #0     24,457

09/2013: —

09/2014: Futures End #1 —  55,706  [56,516]

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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%)

03/2017: Supergirl #7     24,592 (-  6.3%)

04/2017: Supergirl #8     23,814 (-  3.2%)

05/2017: Supergirl #9     22,605 (-  5.1%)

06/2017: Supergirl #10    22,093 (-  2.3%)

07/2017: Supergirl #11    21,319 (-  3.5%)

08/2017: Supergirl #12    27,104 (+ 27.1%)

09/2017: Supergirl #13    33,750 (+ 24.5%)

—————–

6 months: + 37.2%

1 year  : – 66.0%

5 years : + 38.0%

10 years: – 24.4%

Another big jump for Supergirl this month. I’m guessing because of the Artgerm variant cover again? If so, that’s pretty remarkable, a jump of 12K in sales just from a variant!

70 – SUPER SONS ($3.99)

02/2017: Super Sons #1  — 99,380

03/2017: Super Sons #2  — 51,723 (- 48.0%)

04/2017: Super Sons #3  — 44,561 (- 13.8%)

05/2017: Super Sons #4  — 39,412 (- 11.6%)

06/2017: Super Sons #5  — 37,022 (-  6.1%)

07/2017: Super Sons #6  — 35,461 (-  4.2%)

08/2017: Super Sons #7  — 34,165 (-  3.7%)

09/2017: Super Sons #8  — 32,615 (-  4.5%)

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6 months: – 36.9%

72 – WONDER WOMAN/CONAN ($3.99)

09/2017:WW/Conan #1 of 6 — 32,439

A Gail Simone + Aaron Lopresti comic should be my jam, but this didn’t do much for me—the role of Wonder Woman in the first issue seems like it could have been played by any generic female warrior character. Maybe that’ll change in future issues?

76, 78 – JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ($2.99)

09/2007: JL of America #13   — 119,471

09/2013: #7.1: Deadshot        66,815

09/2013: #7.2: Killer Frost    62,706

09/2013: #7.3: Shadow Thief    60,397

09/2013: #7.4: Black Adam      74,876

09/2015: —

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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%)

03/2017: JL of America #2      58,684 (- 42.9%)

03/2017: JL of America #3      53,354 (-  9.1%)

04/2017: JL of America #4      47,696 (- 10.6%)

04/2017: JL of America #5      45,697 (-  4.2%)

05/2017: JL of America #6      42,182 (-  7.7%)

05/2017: JL of America #7      40,970 (-  2.9%)

06/2017: JL of America #8      38,567 (-  5.3%)

06/2017: JL of America #9      37,567 (-  3.2%)

07/2017: JL of America #10     35,951 (-  4.3%)

07/2017: JL of America #11     35,164 (-  2.2%)

08/2017: JL of America #12     33,770 (-  4.0%)

08/2017: JL of America #13     32,602 (-  3.5%)

09/2017: JL of America #14     31,322 (-  3.9%)

09/2017: JL of America #15     30,900 (-  1.3%)

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6 months: – 44.5%

1 year  :    n.a.

2 years :    n.a.

10 years: – 74.0%

This is the lowest sales a the regular issue a JLA series since my records begin in early 2001. I don’t hate this comic, but it’s pretty clear to me that calling Batman and His Amazing Friends a ‘Justice League’ title isn’t good for the brand.

77, 79 – HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS ($2.99)

09/2007: —

09/2012: Green Lantern Corps #0     47,309

09/2013: —

09/2014: Futures End #1             58,325  [58,570]

09/2015: —

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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%)

03/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #16       35,996 (-  0.9%)

03/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #17       35,205 (-  2.2%)

04/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #18       34,507 (-  2.0%)

04/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #19       34,140 (-  1.1%)

05/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #20       33,721 (-  1.2%)

05/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #21       33,259 (-  1.4%)

06/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #22       33,116 (-  0.4%)

06/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #23       32,517 (-  1.8%)

07/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #24       32,210 (-  0.9%)

07/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #25       31,838 (-  1.2%)

08/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #26       31,481 (-  1.1%)

08/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #27       31,251 (-  0.7%)

09/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #28       30,911 (-  1.1%)

09/2017: Hal Jordan & GLC #29       30,864 (-  0.2%)

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6 months: – 13.2%

1 year  : – 46.9%

2 years :    n.a.

5 years : – 34.7%

10 years:    n.a.

83, 85 – GREEN LANTERNS ($2.99)

09/2007: Green Lantern #23    79,084

09/2012: Green Lantern #0     89,909

09/2013: #23.1: Relic         66,495

09/2013: #23.2: Mongul        63,731

09/2013: #23.3: Black Hand    62,753

09/2013: #23.4: Sinestro      70,893

09/2014: Futures End #1       77,372  [77,728]

09/2015: Green Lantern #44    39,371  [39,501]

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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%)

03/2017: Green Lanterns #18 —  35,824 (-  2.2%)

03/2017: Green Lanterns #19 —  35,368 (-  1.3%)

04/2017: Green Lanterns #20 —  34,224 (-  3.2%)

04/2017: Green Lanterns #21 —  33,556 (-  2.0%)

05/2017: Green Lanterns #22 —  32,686 (-  2.6%)

05/2017: Green Lanterns #23 —  32,251 (-  1.3%)

06/2017: Green Lanterns #24 —  31,683 (-  1.8%)

06/2017: Green Lanterns #25 —  31,413 (-  0.9%)

07/2017: Green Lanterns #26 —  31,045 (-  1.2%)

07/2017: Green Lanterns #27 —  30,278 (-  2.5%)

08/2017: Green Lanterns #28 —  30,024 (-  0.8%)

08/2017: Green Lanterns #29 —  29,451 (-  1.9%)

09/2017: Green Lanterns #30 —  29,462 (+  0.0%)

09/2017: Green Lanterns #31 —  28,997 (-  1.6%)

—————–

6 months: – 17.9%

1 year  : – 48.6%

2 years : – 26.0%

5 years : – 67.5%

10 years: – 63.0%

HJ&GLC & GLs are both still twice-monthly as of the January solicits.

One of these days I will be right!

84 – TRINITY ($3.99)

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%)

03/2017: Trinity #7    39,380 (-  6.2%)

04/2017: Trinity #8    36,803 (-  6.5%)

05/2017: Trinity #9    34,317 (-  6.8%)

06/2017: Trinity #10 —  32,654 (-  4.8%)

07/2017: Trinity #11 —  31,274 (-  4.2%)

08/2017: Trinity #12 —  30,215 (-  3.4%)

09/2017: Trinity #13 —  29,106 (-  3.7%)

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6 months: – 26.1%

1 year  : – 71.8%

Remember when retailers ordered over 100K copies of the first issue of Trinity? Good times.

90 – AQUAMAN ($3.99)

09/2007: Aquaman SoA #56 — 13,379

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  [65,628]

09/2015: Aquaman #44     — 26,396

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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%)

03/2017: Aquaman #18     — 30,044 (-  1.8%)

03/2017: Aquaman #19     — 29,279 (-  2.5%)

04/2017: Aquaman #20     — 28,452 (-  2.8%)

04/2017: Aquaman #21     — 27,837 (-  2.2%)

05/2017: Aquaman #22     — 27,215 (-  2.2%)

05/2017: Aquaman #23     — 26,841 (-  1.4%)

06/2017: Aquaman #24     — 26,455 (-  1.4%)

06/2017: Aquaman #25     — 27,793 (+  5.1%)

07/2017: Aquaman #26     — 27,702 (-  0.3%)

08/2017: Aquaman #27     — 28,677 (+  3.5%)

09/2017: Aquaman #28     — 28,081 (-  2.1%)

—————–

6 months: –  5.3%

1 year  : – 42.0%

2 years : +  6.4%

5 years : – 54.1%

10 years: +109.9%

And we seem to have found the new level for Aquaman. AFAIK there weren’t any second printings of the other Sejic issues so this is likely as high as we could expect things to go for the monthly issues.

92 – BATMAN/THE SHADOW ($3.99)

04/2017: Batman/Shadow #1 of 6 — 55,920

05/2017: Batman/Shadow #2 of 6 — 34,956 (- 37.5%)

06/2017: Batman/Shadow #3 of 6 — 31,717 (-  9.3%)

07/2017: Batman/Shadow #4 of 6 — 29,434 (-  7.2%)

08/2017: Batman/Shadow #5 of 6 — 28,440 (-  3.4%)

09/2017: Batman/Shadow #6 of 6 — 27,317 (-  3.9%)

Sales-wise this did okay I suppose; good sales for a Shadow comic, kind poor sales for a Batman comic. I think Dynamite is doing sequel, as that’s how these inter-company crossovers tend to go these days.

94, 96 – GREEN ARROW ($2.99)

09/2007: Green Arrow Y1 #5 — 31,504

09/2012: Green Arrow #0    — 28,408

09/2013: #23.1: Ct Vrtgo   — 43,234

09/2014: Futures End #1    — 61,915  [62,966]

09/2015: Green Arrow #44   — 25,620

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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%)

03/2017: Green Arrow #18   — 31,838 (-  1.7%)

03/2017: Green Arrow #19   — 30,984 (-  2.7%)

04/2017: Green Arrow #20   — 30,216 (-  2.5%)

04/2017: Green Arrow #21   — 29,993 (-  0.7%)

05/2017: Green Arrow #22   — 28,931 (-  3.5%)

05/2017: Green Arrow #23   — 28,291 (-  2.2%)

06/2017: Green Arrow #24   — 27,737 (-  2.0%)

06/2017: Green Arrow #25   — 27,388 (-  1.3%)

07/2017: Green Arrow #26   — 27,285 (-  0.4%)

07/2017: Green Arrow #27   — 26,715 (-  2.1%)

08/2017: Green Arrow #28   — 26,572 (-  0.5%)

08/2017: Green Arrow #29   — 26,455 (-  0.4%)

09/2017: Green Arrow #30   — 26,429 (-  0.1%)

09/2017: Green Arrow #31   — 25,742 (-  2.6%)

—————–

6 months: – 17.0%

1 year  : – 51.7%

2 years : +  1.8%

5 years : –  8.2%

10 years: – 17.2%

Green Arrow is going monthly starting in November.

100 – NIGHTWING: THE NEW ORDER ($3.99)

08/2017: NW New Order #1 of 6 — 32,515

09/2017: NW New Order #2 of 6 — 25,027

A typical second issue drop.

102 – RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS ($3.99)

09/2012: Red Hood & Outlaws #0  — 39,511

09/2013: —

09/2014: Futures End #1         — 54,984  [55,765]

09/2015: Red Hood/Arsenal #4    — 22,113

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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%)

03/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #8  — 27,894 (-  3.0%)

04/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #9  — 26,410 (-  5.3%)

05/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #10 — 25,977 (-  1.6%)

06/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #11 — 25,185 (-  3.0%)

07/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #12 — 26,251 (+  4.2%)

08/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #13 — 25,073 (-  4.5%)

09/2017: Red Hood & Outlaws #14 — 24,376 (-  2.8%)

—————–

6 months: – 12.6%

1 year  : – 55.6%

2 years : + 10.2%

5 years : – 38.3%

The previous Red Hood series (Red Hood/Arsenal) hit 16.3K for its final issue (#13), so this series is definitely an improvement on that.

105 – DEATHSTROKE ($3.99)

09/2012: Deathstroke #0    20,796

09/2015: Deathstroke #10 —  31,241  [31,832]

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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%)

03/2017: Deathstroke #14 —  25,493 (-  3.2%)

03/2017: Deathstroke #15 —  24,746 (-  2.9%)

04/2017: Deathstroke #16 —  23,712 (-  4.2%)

04/2017: Deathstroke #17 —  23,449 (-  1.1%)

05/2017: Deathstroke #18 —  22,742 (-  3.0%)

05/2017: Deathstroke #19 —  34,772 (+ 52.9%)

06/2017: Deathstroke #20 —  24,743 (- 28.8%)

07/2017: Deathstroke #21 —  24,956 (+  0.9%)

08/2017: Deathstroke #22 —  23,713 (-  5.0%)

09/2017: Deathstroke #23 —  22,811 (-  3.8%)

—————–

6 months: –  9.2%

1 year  : – 60.6%

2 years : – 28.3%

5 years : +  9.7%

Back to where it was before going monthly.

106 – BATGIRL ($3.99)

09/2012: Batgirl #0       50,441

09/2013: —

09/2014: Futures End #1 —  67,933  [68,525]

09/2015: Batgirl #44      30,654  [30,882]

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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%)

03/2017: Batgirl #9       25,469 (-  4.0%)

04/2017: Batgirl #10      24,117 (-  5.3%)

05/2017: Batgirl #11      23,338 (-  3.2%)

06/2017: Batgirl #12      22,473 (-  3.7%)

07/2017: Batgirl #13      22,356 (-  0.5%)

08/2017: Batgirl #14      22,593 (+  1.1%)

09/2017: Batgirl #15      22,752 (+  0.7%)

—————–

6 months: – 10.7%

1 year  : – 55.9%

2 years : – 26.3%

5 years : – 54.9%

Second month in a row with gain. Granted, those are rather small gains, but at this point any gain is better than a loss.

109, 139 – BOMBSHELLS UNITED (Digital First) ($2.99)

09/2015: Bombshells #2    37,136  [37,306]

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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%)

03/2017: Bombshells #23 —  12,794 (-  3.1%)

03/2017: Bombshells #24 —  12,525 (-  2.1%)

04/2017: Bombshells #25 —  12,499 (-  0.2%)

05/2017: Bombshells #26 —  13,325 (+  6.6%)

05/2017: Bombshells #27 —  12,917 (-  3.1%)

06/2017: Bombshells #28 —  12,011 (-  7.0%)

06/2017: Bombshells #29 —  11,858 (-  1.3%)

07/2017: Bombshells #30 —  11,970 (+  0.9%)

07/2017: Bombshells #31 —  11,869 (-  0.8%)

08/2017: Bombshells #32 —  12,079 (+  1.8%)

08/2017: Bombshells #33 —  11,652 (-  3.5%)

09/2017: Bomb United #1 —  22,177 (+ 90.3%)

09/2017: Bomb United #2 —  14,388 (- 35.1%)

—————–

6 months: + 44.4%

1 year  : +  9.6%

2 years : – 51.0%

Relaunch, with a new lower price. A nice big boost for the first issue, but a typical second issue drop indicates that floppy sales for Bombshells will be right back to where they were in a couple of months.

111 – BATMAN BEYOND ($3.99)

09/2012: Unlimited #8      — 20,897

09/2013: Universe #2       — 18,332

09/2014: Universe #14      — 14,061

09/2015: Batman Beyond #4  — 31,202  [31,518]

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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%)

03/2017: Batman Beyond #6  — 26,261 (-  4.5%)

04/2017: Batman Beyond #7  — 24,789 (-  5.6%)

05/2017: Batman Beyond #8  — 24,093 (-  2.8%)

06/2017: Batman Beyond #9  — 23,370 (-  3.0%)

07/2017: Batman Beyond #10 — 22,871 (-  2.1%)

08/2017: Batman Beyond #11 — 21,640 (-  5.4%)

09/2017: Batman Beyond #12 — 21,866 (+  1.0%)

—————–

6 months: – 16.7%

1 year  : – 52.7%

2 years : – 30.6%

5 years : +  4.6%

Adds a couple hundred copies. Maybe stabilizing? Or just a momentary correction?

112 – BATWOMAN ($3.99)

09/2012: Batwoman #0    — 41,684

09/2013: —

09/2014: Futures End #1 — 51,764

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02/2017: Rebirth #1     — 57,915 (+318.9%)

03/2017: Batwoman #1    — 60,334 (+  4.2%)

04/2017: Batwoman #2    — 36,563 (- 39.4%)

05/2017: Batwoman #3    — 29,664 (- 18.9%)

06/2017: Batwoman #4    — 26,782 (-  9.7%)

07/2017: Batwoman #5    — 24,843 (-  7.2%)

08/2017: Batwoman #6    — 22,362 (- 10.0%)

09/2017: Batwoman #7    — 21,415 (-  4.2%)

—————–

6 months: – 64.5%

5 years : – 48.6%

Still working on finding its level.

113 – 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%)

03/2017: JL/Power Rangers #3 of 6 — 28,254 (- 14.0%)

04/2017: —

05/2017: JL/Power Rangers #4 of 6 — 26,391 (-  6.6%)

06/2017: —

07/2017: —

08/2017: JL/Power Rangers #5 of 6 — 22,804 (- 13.6%)

09/2017: JL/Power Rangers #6 of 6 — 21,203 (-  7.0%)

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6 months: – 25.0%

118 – THE WILD STORM (WildStorm) ($3.99)

02/2017: The Wild Storm #1  — 54,442

03/2017: The Wild Storm #2  — 37,818 (- 30.5%)

04/2017: The Wild Storm #3  — 30,595 (- 19.1%)

05/2017: The Wild Storm #4  — 25,571 (- 16.4%)

06/2017: The Wild Storm #5  — 24,206 (-  5.3%)

07/2017: The Wild Storm #6  — 22,640 (-  6.5%)

08/2017: —

09/2017: The Wild Storm #7  — 20,027 (- 11.5%)

—————–

6 months: – 47.0%

Not a terribly good sign…

117 – BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY ($3.99)

09/2007: Birds of Prey #110 —  27,148

09/2012: Birds of Prey #0     30,574

09/2013: —

09/2014: Futures End #1       49,316  [49,799]

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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%)

03/2017: Batgirl & BoP #8     22,941 (-  6.2%)

04/2017: Batgirl & BoP #9     21,535 (-  6.1%)

05/2017: Batgirl & BoP #10    20,818 (-  3.3%)

06/2017: Batgirl & BoP #11    19,912 (-  4.4%)

07/2017: Batgirl & BoP #12    19,297 (-  3.1%)

08/2017: Batgirl & BoP #13    18,917 (-  2.0%)

09/2017: Batgirl & BoP #14    18,572 (-  1.8%)

—————–

6 months: – 19.0%

1 year  : – 65.7%

5 years : – 39.3%

10 years: – 31.6%

125 – DOOM PATROL (Young Animal) ($3.99)

09/2016: Doom Patrol #1  — 83,848 (+801.7%)

10/2016: Doom Patrol #2  — 41,642 (- 50.3%)

11/2016: Doom Patrol #3  — 33,154 (- 20.4%)

12/2016: —

01/2017: Doom Patrol #4  — 26,261 (- 20.8%)

02/2017: —

03/2017: Doom Patrol #5  — 24,693 (-  6.0%)

04/2017: Doom Patrol #6  — 21,954 (- 11.1%)

05/2017: —

06/2017: —

07/2017: Doom Patrol #7  — 18,432 (- 16.0%)

08/2017: —

09/2017: Doom Patrol #8  — 17,483 (-  5.1%)

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6 months: – 29.2%

1 year  : – 79.1%

Just cannot seem to stay on schedule, which is to its detriment and, as the flagship title of Young Animal, the entire YA line as well.

133 – BANE: CONQUEST ($3.99)

05/2017: Bane Conq #1 of 12 — 41,709

06/2017: Bane Conq #2 of 12 — 25,142 (- 39.7%)

07/2017: Bane Conq #3 of 12 — 20,287 (- 19.3%)

08/2017: Bane Conq #4 of 12 — 17,615 (- 13.2%)

09/2017: Bane Conq #5 of 12 — 15,768 (- 10.5%)

Not settling down fast enough; this could get a bit ugly by the time issue #12 rolls around.

135 – THE HELLBLAZER ($3.99)

09/2007: Hellblazer #236    — 12,938

09/2012: Hellblazer #295      9,143

09/2013: —

09/2014: Futures End #1     — 51,990  [52,561]

09/2015: The Hellblazer #4  — 21,974

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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%)

03/2017: The Hellblazer #8  — 20,510 (-  4.4%)

04/2017: The Hellblazer #9  — 19,115 (-  6.8%)

05/2017: The Hellblazer #10 — 18,370 (-  3.9%)

06/2017: The Hellblazer #11 — 17,585 (-  4.3%)

07/2017: The Hellblazer #12 — 17,111 (-  2.7%)

08/2017: The Hellblazer #13 — 16,111 (-  5.8%)

09/2017: The Hellblazer #14 — 15,431 (-  4.2%)

—————–

6 months: – 24.8%

1 year  : – 65.6%

2 years : – 29.8%

5 years : + 68.8%

10 years: + 19.3%

141 – SCOOBY APOCALYPSE ($3.99)

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%)

03/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #11 — 17,281 (-  4.0%)

04/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #12 — 16,492 (-  4.6%)

05/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #13 — 16,016 (-  2.9%)

06/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #14 — 15,500 (-  3.2%)

07/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #15 — 14,931 (-  3.7%)

08/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #16 — 14,309 (-  4.2%)

09/2017: Scooby Apocalypse #17 — 13,866 (-  3.1%)

—————–

6 months: – 19.8%

1 year  : – 47.0%

143 – FUTURE QUEST PRESENTS ($3.99)

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%)

03/2017: Future Quest #11 — 15,750 (-  3.1%)

04/2017: —

05/2017: Future Quest #12 — 15,528 (-  1.4%)

06/2017: —

07/2017: —

08/2017: FQ Presents #1   — 18,347 (+ 18.2%)

09/2017: FQ Presents #2   — 13,783 (- 24.9%)

—————–

6 months: – 12.5%

1 year  :    n.a.

A typical second-issue drop, but that means that the gains of the relaunch are completely wiped away, and then some.

148 – DASTARDLY AND MUTTLEY ($3.99)

09/2017: Dastardly & Muttley #1 of 6 — 13,525

Miniseries based loosely on an old Hanna-Barbera property. That’s not a good place to start.

148 – SUPERWOMAN ($3.99)

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%)   

03/2017: Superwoman #8    18,857 (-  7.7%)   

04/2017: Superwoman #9    17,836 (-  5.4%)   

05/2017: Superwoman #10 —  17,068 (-  4.3%)   

06/2017: Superwoman #11 —  16,137 (-  5.5%)   

07/2017: Superwoman #12 —  15,209 (-  5.8%)   

08/2017: Superwoman #13 —  14,181 (-  6.8%)   

09/2017: Superwoman #14 —  13,343 (-  5.9%)   

—————–

6 months: – 30.6%

1 year  : – 86.0%

Superwoman is ending in January, making it the first of the Rebirth series to be cancelled due to low sales. (Yes, All Star Batman is ending earlier, but though we’ve noted that its sales were kind of low for a Snyder-written Batman comic, it had sales that just about any other Rebirth title would die for, and thus one can hardly claim that sales were the cause of its demise.) Superwoman never caught on, and it doesn’t look like the doors would have stopped any time soon. Blame the bait-and-switch debut issue, or the over-saturation of the Superman family in Rebirth, or whatever else you want.

157, 165 – INJUSTICE 2 (Digital-First) ($2.99)

09/2013: Injustice #9     — 24,333

09/2014: Injustice Y2 #11 — 18,086

09/2014: Injustice Y2 #12 — 17,829

09/2015: Injustice Y4 #9  — 15,414

09/2015: Injustice Y4 #10 — 16,243

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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%)

03/2017: Ground Zero #7   — 10,920 (-  1.7%)

03/2017: Ground Zero #8   — 10,670 (-  2.3%)

04/2017: Ground Zero #9   — 10,669 (-  0.0%)

04/2017: Ground Zero #10  — 10,466 (-  1.9%)

05/2017: Ground Zero #11  — 10,231 (-  2.2%)

05/2017: Ground Zero #12  — 10,025 (-  2.0%)

05/2017: Injustice 2 #1   — 24,325 (+142.6%)

05/2017: Injustice 2 #2   — 13,557 (- 44.3%)

06/2017: Injustice 2 #3   — 13,645 (+  0.6%)

06/2017: Injustice 2 #4   — 13,342 (-  2.2%)

07/2017: Injustice 2 #5   — 13,960 (+  4.6%)

07/2017: Injustice 2 #6   — 13,372 (-  4.2%)

08/2017: Injustice 2 #7   — 13,272 (-  0.7%)

08/2017: Injustice 2 #8   — 13,104 (-  1.3%)

09/2017: Injustice 2 #9   — 12,783 (-  2.4%)

09/2017: Injustice 2 #10  — 12,390 (-  3.1%)

—————–

6 months: + 16.6%

1 year  : –  1.4%

2 years : – 20.5%

164 – NEW SUPER-MAN ($3.99)

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%)

03/2017: New Super-Man #9    15,576 (-  8.2%)

04/2017: New Super-Man #10 —  14,748 (-  5.3%)

05/2017: New Super-Man #11 —  13,995 (-  5.1%)

06/2017: New Super-Man #12 —  13,610 (-  2.8%)

07/2017: New Super-Man #13 —  12,951 (-  4.8%)

08/2017: New Super-Man #14 —  12,339 (-  4.7%)

09/2017: New Super-Man #15 —  12,431 (+  0.7%)

—————–

6 months: – 20.2%

1 year  : – 73.0%

Maybe stabilizing? Or just a correction? Time may tell…

166 – THE KAMANDI CHALLENGE ($3.99)

01/2017: Kamandi Challenge #1 of 12 — 23,576

02/2017: Kamandi Challenge #2 of 12 — 16,650 (- 29.4%)

03/2017: Kamandi Challenge #3 of 12 — 15,446 (-  7.2%)

04/2017: Kamandi Challenge #4 of 12 — 14,205 (-  8.0%)

05/2017: Kamandi Challenge #5 of 12 — 13,504 (-  4.9%)

06/2017: Kamandi Challenge #6 of 12 — 12,860 (-  4.8%)

07/2017: Kamandi Challenge #7 of 12 — 12,451 (-  3.2%)

08/2017: Kamandi Challenge #8 of 12 — 12,030 (-  3.4%)

09/2017: Kamandi Challenge #9 of 12 — 11,844 (-  1.5%)

—————–

6 months: – 23.3%

Hopefully the creators are having fun.

179 – BLUE BEETLE ($3.99)

09/2007: Blue Beetle #19 — 15,737

09/2012: Blue Beetle #0  — 16,888

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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%)   

03/2017: Blue Beetle #7  — 14,690 (-  7.6%)   

04/2017: Blue Beetle #8  — 13,406 (-  8.7%)   

05/2017: Blue Beetle #9  — 12,939 (-  3.5%)   

06/2017: Blue Beetle #10 — 12,399 (-  4.2%)   

07/2017: Blue Beetle #11 — 12,075 (-  2.6%)   

08/2017: Blue Beetle #12 — 11,574 (-  4.1%)   

09/2017: Blue Beetle #13 — 10,879 (-  6.0%)   

—————–

6 months: – 25.9%

1 year  : – 81.1%

5 years : – 35.6%

10 years: – 31.0%

Bringing on a new creative team with issue #14.

185 – CYBORG ($3.99)

09/2015: —

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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%)

03/2017: Cyborg #10 — 14,977 (-  8.0%)

04/2017: Cyborg #11 — 13,677 (-  8.7%)

05/2017: Cyborg #12 — 12,929 (-  5.5%)

06/2017: Cyborg #13 — 12,076 (-  6.6%)

07/2017: Cyborg #14 — 11,536 (-  4.5%)

08/2017: Cyborg #15 — 10,949 (-  5.1%)

09/2017: Cyborg #16 — 10,385 (-  5.2%)

—————–

6 months: – 30.7%

1 year  : – 84.3%

2 years :    n.a.

187 – BUG: THE ADVENTURES OF FORAGER (Young Animal) ($3.99)

05/2017: Bug #1 of 6 — 18,252

06/2017: Bug #2 of 6 — 11,881 (- 34.9%)

07/2017: Bug #3 of 6 — 11,176 (-  5.9%)

08/2017: —

09/2017: Bug #4 of 6 — 10,068 (-  9.9%)

Remember folks: slipped schedules can adversely affect the sales of marginal titles!

194 – ASTRO CITY (Vertigo) ($3.99)

09/2007: Dark Age 2 #4   — 19,764

09/2012: —

09/2013: Astro City #4   — 17,641

09/2014: Astro City #15  — 12,660

09/2015: Astro City #27  — 11,019

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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%)

03/2017: Astro City #42    9,481 (- 5.8%)

04/2017: Astro City #43    9,309 (- 1.8%)

05/2017: Astro City #44    9,318 (+ 0.1%)

06/2017: Astro City #45    9,224 (- 1.0%)

07/2017: —

08/2017: Astro City #46    9,168 (- 0.6%)

09/2017: Astro City #47    9,246 (+ 0.9%)

—————–

6 months: –  0.7%

1 year  : –  5.1%

2 years : – 16.1%

5 years :    n.a.

10 years: – 58.2%

First part of the G-Dog two-parter, which you should really go read as it was quite good.

214 – 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%)

03/2017: Cave Carson #6  — 11,558 (-  6.7%)

04/2017: Cave Carson #7  — 10,873 (-  5.9%)

05/2017: Cave Carson #8  — 10,253 (-  5.7%)

06/2017: Cave Carson #9    9,578 (-  6.6%)

07/2017: Cave Carson #10 —  9,005 (-  6.0%)

08/2017: Cave Carson #11 —  8,231 (-  8.6%)

09/2017: Cave Carson #12 —  8,050 (-  2.2%)

—————–

6 months: – 30.4%

Final issue. Yes, I know that DC say this and the other Young Animal titles are going ‘on hiatus,’ and that there’s a crossover special due out in February. But even if those crossovers are wildly successful, it just doesn’t make any sense to come back with an issue #13 after several months off. If YA decide they want to come back with more Cave Carson comics, it would likely be as a six-issue mini-series with a new #1.

216 – 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%)

03/2017: Mother Panic #4  — 14,327 (- 11.9%)

03/2017: Mother Panic #5  — 12,339 (- 13.9%)

04/2017: Mother Panic #6  — 11,140 (-  9.7%)

05/2017: Mother Panic #7  — 10,479 (-  5.9%)

06/2017: Mother Panic #8    9,728 (-  7.2%)

07/2017: Mother Panic #9    9,282 (-  4.6%)

08/2017: Mother Panic #10 —  8,589 (-  7.5%)

09/2017: Mother Panic #11 —  8,019 (-  6.6%)

—————–

6 months: – 39.9%

Penultimate issue (see above).

221 – 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%)

03/2017: Shade #6  — 10,612 (-  9.1%)

04/2017: Shade #7    9,827 (-  7.4%)

05/2017: Shade #8    9,350 (-  4.9%)

06/2017: Shade #9    8,839 (-  5.5%)

07/2017: Shade #10 —  8,468 (-  4.2%)

08/2017: Shade #11 —  8,035 (-  5.1%)

09/2017: Shade #12 —  7,640 (-  4.9%)

—————–

6 months: – 28.0%

Final issue (see above).

248 – SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP (All-Ages) ($2.99)

09/2014: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #6    8,333

09/2015: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #12 — 15,426

—————————————–

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%)

03/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #24 —  6,316 (+  6.0%)

04/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #25 —  6,940 (+  9.9%)

05/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #26 —  5,998 (- 13.6%)

06/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #27 —  6,281 (+  4.7%)

07/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #28 —  6,028 (-  4.0%)

08/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #29 —  5,778 (-  4.1%)

09/2017: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #30 —  5,760 (-  0.3%)

—————–

6 months: –  8.8%

1 Year  : – 27.2%

2 Years : – 62.7%

Teaming up with the Challengers of the Unknown, with a slew of other guest stars from DC’s 50s & 60s adventure teams.

295 – SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? (All-Ages) ($2.99)

09/2007: Scooby-Doo #124               — 4,401

09/2012: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #25 — 4,979

09/2013: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #37 — 4,840

09/2014: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #49 — ????? (< 6,262)

09/2015: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #61 — 5,220

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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%)    

03/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #79 — ????? (< 4,812)    

04/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #80 — 4,416     

05/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #81 — ????? (< 5,254)    

06/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #82 — ????? (< 4,739)    

07/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #83 — ????? (< 4,435)    

08/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #84 — ????? (< 5,621)    

09/2017: Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #85 — 4,209     

—————–

6 months:   ????%

1 year  : – 19.3%

2 years : – 19.4%

5 years : – 15.5%

10 years: –  4.4%

Oh, hello Scooby!

+300 – THE AMERICAN WAY: THOSE ABOVE AND BELOW (Vertigo) ($3.99)

07/2017: Those Above #1 of 6  — 12,575 (+ 58.4%)   

08/2017: Those Above #2 of 6    ????? (< 5,621)   

09/2017: Those Above #3 of 6    ????? (< 4,053)   

+300 – SAVAGE THINGS (Vertigo) ($3.99)

03/2017: Savage Things #1 of 8 — 10,568   

04/2017: Savage Things #2 of 8 —  6,507 (- 38.4%)   

05/2017: Savage Things #3 of 8 —  5,278 (- 18.9%)   

06/2017: Savage Things #4 of 8 —  4,739 (- 10.2%)   

07/2017: Savage Things #5 of 8 —  ????? (< 4,435)   

08/2017: Savage Things #6 of 8 —  ????? (< 5,621)   

09/2017: Savage Things #7 of 8 —  ????? (< 4,053)   

—————–

6 months:   ????%

+300 – LOONEY TUNES (All-Ages) ($2.99)

09/2007: Looney Tunes #154 — 2,740

09/2012: —

09/2013: —

09/2014: —

09/2015: —

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09/2016: —

10/2016: Looney Tunes #233 — ????? (< 4,931)

11/2016: —

12/2016: Looney Tunes #234 — ????? (< 3,954)

01/2017: Looney Tunes #235 — ????? (< 3,971)

02/2017: —

03/2017: Looney Tunes #236 — ????? (< 4,812)

04/2017: —

05/2017: Looney Tunes #237 — ????? (< 5,254)

06/2017: —

07/2017: Looney Tunes #238 — ????? (< 4,435)

08/2017: —

09/2017: Looney Tunes #239 — ????? (< 4,053)

—————–

6 months:   ????%

1 year  :    n.a.

2 years :    n.a.

5 years :    n.a.

10 years:   ????%

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

09/2007: 32,332

09/2012: 35,811

09/2013: 54,892

09/2014: 46,869 **

09/2015: 26,092 **

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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%) **

03/2017: 30,466 (-  6.2%) **

04/2017: 32,870 (+  7.9%) **

05/2017: 32,122 (-  2.3%) **

06/2017: 30,480 (-  5.1%) **

07/2017: 30,743 (+  0.9%) **

08/2017: 30,478 (-  0.9%) **

09/2017: 34,005 (+ 11.6%) **

—————–

6 months: + 11.6%

1 year  : – 33.8%

2 years : + 30.3%

5 years : –  5.0%

10 years: +  5.2%

DC UNIVERSE

09/2007: 42,894

09/2012: 39,408

09/2013: 61,036

09/2014: 63,401 **

09/2015: 30,645

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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%)

03/2017: 39,458 (-  2.4%)

04/2017: 41,600 (+  5.4%)

05/2017: 39,993 (-  3.9%)

06/2017: 37,789 (-  5.5%)

07/2017: 37,764 (-  0.1%)

08/2017: 35,921 (-  4.9%)

09/2017: 41,756 (+ 16.2%)

—————–

6 months: +  5.8%

1 year  : – 34.8%

2 years : + 36.3%

5 years : +  6.0%

10 years: –  2.7%

WILDSTORM

09/2007: 11,379

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02/2017: 54,442

03/2017: 37,818 (- 30.5%)

04/2017: 30,595 (- 19.1%)

05/2017: 25,571 (- 16.4%)

06/2017: 24,206 (-  5.3%)

07/2017: 22,640 (-  6.5%)

08/2017: —

09/2017: 20,027 (- 11.5%)

—————–

6 months: – 47.0%

10 years: + 76.0%

VERTIGO & YOUNG ANIMAL

09/2007: 11,806

09/2012: 11,710

09/2013: 14,951

09/2014: 10,022 **

09/2015: 15,814 **

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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%) **

03/2017: 10,102 (+ 19.8%) **

04/2017:  8,994 (- 11.0%) **

05/2017:  9,315 (+  3.6%) **

06/2017:  8,142 (- 12.6%) **

07/2017:  9,751 (+ 19.8%) **

08/2017:  6,959 (- 28.6%) **

09/2017:  8,577 (+ 23.3%) **

—————–

6 months: – 15.1%

1 year  : – 49.0%

2 years : – 45.8%

5 years : – 26.8%

10 years: – 27.4%

Young Animal average (5 comics): 10,252; Vertigo average (3 comics): 5,784**

DC COMICS – TOTAL SALES

09/2007: 2,586,582

09/2012: 2,757,465

09/2013: 4,196,289

09/2014: 3,655,818 **

09/2015: 1,826,463 **

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09/2016: 3,802,051 (- 23.6%) **

10/2016: 3,508,534 (-  7.7%) **

11/2016: 3,025,276 (- 13.8%) **

12/2016: 2,926,973 (-  3.2%) **

01/2017: 2,856,889 (-  2.4%) **

02/2017: 2,662,746 (-  6.8%) **

03/2017: 2,711,448 (+  1.8%) **

04/2017: 2,465,239 (-  9.1%) **

05/2017: 2,569,767 (-  9.1%) **

06/2017: 2,529,852 (-  1.6%) **

07/2017: 2,121,295 (- 16.1%) **

08/2017: 2,377,270 (+ 12.1%) **

09/2017: 2,584,383 (+  8.7%) **

—————–

6 months: –  4.7%

1 year  : – 32.0%

2 years : + 41.5%

5 years : –  6.3%

10 years: –  0.1%

Total sales went up another 200K in September as Metal is having a definite positive effect on the bottom line.

6 month comparisons

===================

+ 99.7% – Action Comics

+ 52.7% – Teen Titans

+ 44.4% – Bombshells United (DC Comics Bombshells)

+ 37.2% – Supergirl

+ 16.6% – Injustice

+  5.3% – Nightwing

+  1.6% – Batman

  3.3% – Flash

  4.9% – Suicide Squad

  5.3% – Aquaman

  5.9% – Wonder Woman

  6.9% – Detective Comics

  8.8% – Scooby-Doo Team-Up

  9.2% – Deathstroke

– 10.7% – Batgirl

– 12.5% – Future Quest

– 12.6% – Red Hood & Outlaws

– 13.0% – Astro City

– 13.2% – Hal Jordan & GLC

– 14.8% – Harley Quinn

– 15.7% – Titans

– 16.7% – Batman Beyond

– 17.0% – Green Arrow

– 17.3% – Superman

– 17.9% – Green Lanterns

– 19.0% – Batgirl & Birds of Prey

– 19.8% – Scooby Apocalypse

– 20.2% – New Super-Man

– 21.0% – Justice League

– 23.3% – Kamandi Challenge

– 24.8% – The Hellblazer

– 25.0% – Justice League/Power Rangers

– 25.9% – Blue Beetle

– 26.1% – Trinity

– 28.0% – Shade, the Changing Girl

– 29.2% – Doom Patrol

– 30.4% – Cave Carson

– 30.6% – Superwoman

– 30.7% – Cyborg

– 36.9% – Super Sons

– 47.0% – The Wild Storm

– 39.9% – Mother Panic

– 44.5% – Justice League of America

– 64.5% – Batwoman

1 year comparisons

===================

+ 57.8% – Action Comics

+  9.6% – Bombshells United (DC Comics Bombshells)

+  1.6% – Teen Titans

  1.4% – Injustice

– 15.4% – Astro City

– 19.3% – Scooby-Doo Where Are You?

– 27.2% – Scooby-Doo Team-Up

– 27.6% – Batman

– 32.5% – Detective Comics

– 34.6% – Flash

– 36.6% – Superman

– 42.0% – Aquaman

– 43.0% – Wonder Woman

– 43.1% – Nightwing

– 46.9% – Hal Jordan & GLC

– 47.0% – Scooby Apocalypse

– 48.6% – Green Lanterns

– 49.3% – Titans

– 51.7% – Green Arrow

– 51.7% – Justice League

– 52.7% – Batman Beyond

– 55.6% – Suicide Squad

– 55.6% – Red Hood & Outlaws

– 55.9% – Batgirl

– 57.1% – Harley Quinn

– 60.6% – Deathstroke

– 65.6% – The Hellblazer

– 65.7% – Batgirl & Birds of Prey

– 66.0% – Supergirl

– 71.8% – Trinity

– 73.0% – New Super-Man

– 79.1% – Doom Patrol

– 81.1% – Blue Beetle

– 84.3% – Cyborg

– 86.0% – Superwoman

2 year comparisons

===================

+146.7% – Action Comics

+ 88.1% – Harley Quinn Special

+ 43.7% – Flash

+ 26.2% – Nightwing (Grayson)

+ 20.1% – Suicide Squad (New Suicide Squad)

+ 13.2% – Wonder Woman

+ 10.2% – Red Hood & Outlaws (Red Hood/Arsenal)

+  6.4% – Aquaman

+  5.3% – Superman

+  1.8% – Green Arrow

  1.0% – Detective Comics

– 13.2% – Batman

– 19.4% – Scooby-Doo Where Are You?

– 20.5% – Injustice

– 25.2% – Astro City

– 26.0% – Green Lanterns (Green Lantern)

– 26.3% – Batgirl

– 28.3% – Deathstroke

– 29.8% – The Hellblazer (Constantine the Hellblazer)

– 30.6% – Batman Beyond

– 37.5% – Harley Quinn

– 39.4% – Justice League

– 51.0% – Bombshells United (DC Comics Bombshells)

– 62.7% – Scooby-Doo Team-Up

5 year comparisons

===================

+ 68.8% – Hellblazer

+ 38.0% – Supergirl

+ 31.9% – Suicide Squad

+ 21.2% – Teen Titans

+ 19.7% – Action Comics

+  9.7% – Deathstroke

+  4.6% – Batman Beyond

  7.4% – Flash

  8.2% – Green Arrow

– 15.5% – Scooby-Doo Where Are You?

– 17.0% – Wonder Woman

– 20.9% – Nightwing

– 21.9% – Superman

– 34.2% – Detective Comics

– 34.7% – Hal Jordan & GLC (GLC)

– 35.6% – Blue Beetle

– 36.5% – Batman

– 38.3% – Red Hood & Outlaws

– 39.3% – Batgirl & Birds of Prey (BoP)

– 48.6% – Batwoman

– 54.1% – Aquaman

– 54.9% – Batgirl

– 61.2% – Justice League

– 67.5% – Green Lanterns (Green Lantern)

– 75.3% – Justice League of America

10 year comparisons

===================

+109.9% – Aquaman

+ 43.5% – Nightwing

+ 42.5% – Suicide Squad

+ 34.7% – Batman

+ 19.3% – Hellblazer

+ 11.8% – Detective Comics

  0.9% – Teen Titans

  2.8% – Superman

  4.4% – Scooby-Doo Where Are You?

  7.6% – Flash

– 17.2% – Green Arrow

– 24.4% – Supergirl

– 31.0% – Blue Beelte

– 31.6% – Batgirl & Birds of Prey (BoP)

– 58.3% – Astro City

– 63.0% – Green Lanterns (Green Lantern)

– 74.0% – Justice League of America

Sales Indices

=============

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

DCU: Average: 41,756. Median: 32,874. No.: 57. Total: 2,380,079

3.6 – Dark Knights Metal

2.4 – Batman (30)

2.4 – Batman (31)

2.3 – Harley Quinn 25th Annie Special

2.3 – Action Comics (987)

2.2 – Action Comics (988)

2.0 – Batman Red Death

1.9 – Batman Murder Machine

1.4 – Teen Titans

1.4 – Detective Comics (965)

1.3 – Detective Comics (964)

1.3 – Flash (30)

1.3 – Flash (31)

1.2 – Nightwing (29)

1.2 – Suicide Squad (26)

1.2 – Justice League (28)

1.2 – Justice League (29)

1.1 – Superman (30)

1.1 – Superman (31)

1.0 – Wonder Woman (31)

1.0 – Mister Miracle

1.0 – Wonder Woman (30)

0.9 – Harley Quinn (27)

0.9 – Harley Quinn (28)

0.9 – Titans

0.8 – Supergirl

0.8 – Suicide Squad (25)

0.8 – Teen Titans

0.8 – Nightwing (28)

0.8 – Super Sons

0.8 – Wonder Woman/Conan

0.8 – JLA (14)

0.7 – Hal Jordan & GLC (28)

0.7 – JLA (15)

0.7 – Hal Jordan & GLC (29)

0.7 – Green Lanterns (30)

0.7 – Trinity

0.7 – Green Lanterns (31)

0.7 – Aquaman

0.7 – Batman/The Shadow

0.6 – Green Arrow (30)

0.6 – Green Arrow (31)

0.6 – Nightwing New Order

0.6 – Red Hood & Outlaws

0.5 – Deathstroke

0.5 – Batgirl

0.5 – Batman Beyond

0.5 – Batwoman

0.5 – Justice League/Power Rangers

0.4 – Batgirl & Birds of Prey

0.4 – Bane Conquest

0.4 – The Hellblazer

0.3 – Superwoman

0.3 – New Super-Man

0.3 – Kamandi Challenge

0.3 – Blue Beetle

0.2 – Cyborg

Vertigo & Young Animal: Average: 8,577**. Median: 8,035**. No.: 8. Total: 68,612**

2.0 – Doom Patrol

1.2 – Bug

1.1 – Astro City

0.9 – Cave Carson

0.9 – Mother Panic

0.9 – Shade the Changing Girl

0.5 – American Way **

0.5 – Savage Things **

WildStorm: Average: 20,027. Median: 20,027. No.: 1. Total: 20,027

1.0 – The Wild Storm

Digital First & Other: Average: 11,567**. Median: 13,154**. No.: 10. Total: 115,665**

1.9 – Bombshells United (1)

1.2 – Bombshells United (2)

1.2 – Scooby Apocalypse

1.2 – Future Quest Presents

1.2 – Dastardly & Muttley

1.1 – Injustice 2 (9)

1.1 – Injustice 2 (10)

0.5 – Scooby-Doo Team-Up

0.4 – Scooby-Doo Where Are You?

0.2 – Looney Tunes **

The Fine Print (Disclaimers, et cetera)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This article was originally published October 31, 2017 on Yet Another Comics Blog.

7 COMMENTS

  1. “09/2017: Metal #2 — 149,487 (- 44.9%)
    Second issue drop-off is a bit on the steep side,”

    I’m pretty sure issue #1 had a few exclusive store variants so that padded the total orders a bit.

  2. Astro City has been one of the finest comics since its original release and i’m bummed to see it so low on the charts. Of course, i collect it in trades so i guess i can’t talk. hopefully the trade sales keep it afloat as long as the creators want to make it

  3. Deathstroke, Green Arrow, Astro City and New Superman deserve more readers. That said, I dropped GA with the switch to monthly and price increase – despite great art from both artists and a strong over arching story I decided to let it go. Too often I would wait for issues to build up nd read them in one go, but with a higher price and slower pace I may as well trade wait. Definetly an underrated gem though.
    Unless New Superman gets a stable art team again I won’t continue with it past the relaunch. I’m even regretfully putting Deathstroke on watch as despite going monthly art looked very rushed last issue. Not sure why DC thinks it’s cool to skimp on the art on it’s more expensive titles.

    I was a little surprised to see Suicide Squad where it was, I actually thought it might be lower. Stories are still fun, but after launching with Jim Lee, then Jon Romita Jr, then Tony Daniel, it’s now down to a different artist of lower stature nearly every issue.

    Superman will probably fall further. No clear direction in that book since #25.

    I’m enjoying a lot of DC books at the moment, but more and more are losing direction and struggling to provide conisitent quality art work.

  4. Thanks for the column David! Just a tip/suggestion. Is it possible not to skip a line with every item. It just overly spaced.
    I am really looking forward to seeing next months Metal and tie in issue sales, especially on the regular Rebirth series. The ones from this month had a good boost. I was going to skip both ‘4 part’ tie ins, but not much else was happening and they had good creative teams so I picked up all 8 issues.
    Mister Miracle is another I am looking forward to seeing. Another reprint for both #1 and #2, and how issue 3 fares. Mister Miracle might end up out selling Amazing Spider-Man!

  5. I saw the upcoming Artgerm 50/50 variant for Supergirl #18. It features Supergirl in her old 70’s costume with the V-neck and shorts. IT LOOKS AMAZING! Should be a poster. I am literally only buying the issue for that cover :)

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