Home Sales Charts Indie Comics Month-to-Month Sales March 2015: Cult comics score

Indie Comics Month-to-Month Sales March 2015: Cult comics score

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by Kate Reynolds

One of the stranger trends this month is the release of several comics based on 80’s and 90’s cult properties. The best of these, Jem and the Holograms (written by Kelley Thompson with art by Sophie Campbell) ranked in the top ten indie comics this month, and number seventy-seven on the total list. For those interested in male-led cult properties, check out Bill and Ted’s Most Triumphant Return from Boom! and Miami Vice from IDW.

This month 144 titles hit the top 300 list, which is a bit up from last month’s total of 138. Without the near ludacris sales of Orphan Black #1, sales dropped 12.5%. Overall there were 1,723,032 sales in March compared to 1,969,396 in February. This brings the average number of comics sold to 11,966 which is also down from last month’s average of 14,271. Considering the Loot Crate aided numbers of February, March still seems to be holding its own.

In terms of individual publishers, Image is in the lead with a 11.39% retail market share and a 12.98% unit market share. IDW manages to snag second place this month with a 6.51% retail market share and a 5.16% unit market share while Dark Horse rounds up third place with a 3.90% retail market share and a 3.07% unit market share. Boom! Studios manages to win out over Dynamite Entertainment this month with 2.41% retail market share and a 2.44% unit market share. Dynamite Entertainment only had a 2.37% retail market share and a 1.99% unit market share.

UK and European Sales from Diamond UK are not represented in this chart.

Thanks to icv2.com and Milton Grepp for permission to use these numbers, which are estimates only.

13 & 15.) The Walking Dead #138 & #139; (Image)
10/1/2014 WALKING DEAD #133 (MR)	 69,561 (-78.7%) 
11/1/2014 WALKING DEAD #134 (MR) 	68,093 (-2.1%) 
12/1/2014 WALKING DEAD #135 (MR) 	67,361 (-1.1%) 
1/1/2015 WALKING DEAD #136 (MR) 	66,097 (-1.9%) 
2/1/2015 WALKING DEAD #137 (MR) 	65,620 (-0.7%) 
3/1/2015 WALKING DEAD #138 (MR) 	66,778 (+1.8%) 
3/1/2015 WALKING DEAD #139 (MR) 	67,349 (+0.9%)

The Walking Dead regains its rightful place at the top of the indie chart this month. It even had a nice little bump to celebrate.

17.) Descender #1 (Image)
3/1/2015	DESCENDER #1 (MR)	61,910

Is it any surprise that this book, written by Jeff Lemire and illustrated by Dustin Nguyen, has a stellar debut? I’m more interested in what the second issue brings us.

21.)Saga #26 (Image)
6/1/2014	Saga #20 (MR)	56,497	(+1.9%)
7/1/2014	Saga #21 (MR)	55,893	(-1.1%)
8/1/2014	Saga #22 (MR)	55,803	(-0.2%)
9/1/2014	Saga #23 (MR)	56,162	(+.6%)
10/1/2014	Saga #24 (MR)	55,534	(-1.1%)
2/1/2015	Saga #25 (MR)	55,972	(+0.8%)
3/1/2015	Saga #26 (MR)	54,892	(-1.9%)

Standard attrition as this story arc gets in the swing of things.

36.) Chrononauts #1 (Image)
3/1/2015	CHRONONAUTS #1 (MR)	43,272

This time-travelling bromance nabs the second largest debut for the month. Mark Millar and Sean Murphy should be proud.

51.) Outcast #7 (Image)
6/1/2014	OUTCAST #1		71,788	
7/1/2014	OUTCAST #2		55,126	(-23.2%)
8/1/2014	OUTCAST #3		46,717	(-15.2%)
9/1/2014	OUTCAST #4		45,401	(-2.8%)
11/1/2014	OUTCAST #5 	39,967	(-12.0%)
12/1/2014	OUTCAST #6		36,354	(-9.0%)
3/1/2015	OUTCAST #7 	38,077	(+4.7%)

The title sees a nice jump this month.

53.)Wytches #5 (Image)
WYTCHES #1 (MR) 	67,996	
WYTCHES #2 (MR) 	58,345	(-14.2%)
WYTCHES #3 (MR) 	43,240	(-25.9%)
WYTCHES #4 (MR)	41,827	(-3.3%)
WYTCHES #5 (MR)	37,182	(-11.1%)

Still looking for this title to find its pattern. The next issue is the finale of the first arc, so we’ll see what that tells us next month.

67.) Spawn Resurrection #1 (Image)
3/1/2015	SPAWN RESURRECTION #1	29,787

A sizeable debut after the recently celebrated Spawn #250. We’ll see how future numbers reflect the new creative team on the scene.

68.) Southern Cross #1 (Image)
3/1/2015	SOUTHERN CROSS #1	29,658

As long as the second issue drop is on the lower side, this sci-fi mystery lands on solid ground.

77.) Jem and the Holograms #1 (IDW)
3/1/2015	JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #1 	29,015

This is a strong debut for a comic based on an 80’s cartoon. Kelley Thompson’s enthusiastic
writing and Sophie Campbell’s art definitely don’t hurt.

82.) Nameless #2 (Image)
2/1/2015	NAMELESS #1 (MR)	43,785	
3/1/2015	NAMELESS #2 (MR)	27,364	(-37.5%)

This is definitely on the high-end of second issue drops. This appears to be becoming more normal for some of Image’s larger debuts.

92.)Black Science #12 (Image)
4/1/2014	BLACK SCIENCE #6 (MR)	24,892	(-2.3%)
7/1/2014	BLACK SCIENCE #7 (MR)	28,147	(+13.1%)
9/1/2014	BLACK SCIENCE #8 (MR)	22,429	(-20.3%)
10/1/2014	BLACK SCIENCE #9 (MR)	21,639	(-3.5%)
10/1/2014	BLACK SCIENCE #10 (MR)	21,125	(-2.4%)
12/1/2014	BLACK SCIENCE #11 (MR)	19,688	(-6.8%)
3/1/2015	BLACK SCIENCE #12 (MR)	26,112	(+32.8%)

The second year of Black Science brings about a horde of new readers.

97.) Ninjak #1 (Valiant)
3/1/2015	NINJAK #1	24,351

Pretty strong debut for a Valiant title.

102.)East of West #18 (Image)
3/1/2013	East Of West #10	28,853	(-3.4%)
4/1/2014	East Of West #11	28,090	(-2.6%)
6/1/2014	EAST OF WEST #12	27,056	(-3.7%)
7/1/2014	EAST OF WEST #13	26,531	(-1.9%)
7/1/2014	EAST OF WEST #14	26,361	(-0.6%)
9/1/2014	EAST OF WEST #15	25,593	(-2.9%)
12/1/2014	EAST OF WEST #16	35,920	(+40.3%)
2/1/2015	EAST OF WEST #17	23,482	(-12.4%)
3/1/2015	EAST OF WEST #18	23,080	(-1.7%)

Settling back down into normal patterns.

103.)Invisible Republic #1 (Image)
3/1/2015	INVISIBLE REPUBLIC #1 (MR)	22,974

A mid-sized debut for a relatively new creative team.

106.)Red One #1 (Image)
3/1/2015	RED ONE #1 (MR)		22,486

This is just another of several Image debuts in this readership range. Second issues should tell us which are hits and which are misses.

108.) The Surface #1 (Image)
3/1/2015	SURFACE #1 (MR)	21,742

Yay, another mid-sized debut for a niche science fiction comic.

112.) The Wicked and the Divine #9 (Image)
6/1/2014	WICKED & DIVINE #1 (MR)		42,948	
7/1/2014	WICKED & DIVINE #2 (MR)		27,962	(-34.9%)
8/1/2014	WICKED & DIVINE #3 (MR)		27,208	(-2.7%)
9/1/2014	WICKED & DIVINE #4 (MR)		25,668	(-5.7%)
10/1/2014	WICKED & DIVINE #5 (MR)		25,424	(-1.0%)
12/1/2014	WICKED & DIVINE #6 (MR)		22,159	(-12.2%)
1/1/2015	WICKED & DIVINE #7 (MR)		20,893	(-5.7%)
2/1/2015	WICKED & DIVINE #8 (MR)		20,515	(-1.8%)
3/1/2015	WICKED & DIVINE #9 (MR)		20,360	(-0.8%)

This title also seems to be settling into its second story arc.

113 & 130.)My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #28 & #29 (IDW)
6/1/2014	My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #20	20,711	(-9.2%)
7/1/2014	My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #21	20,871	(+0.8%)
8/1/2014	My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #22	21,642	(+3.7%)
9/1/2014	My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #23	19,491	(-9.9%)
10/1/2014	My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #24	20,762	(+6.5%)
11/1/2014	My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #25	26,619	(+28.2%)
12/1/2014	My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #26	17,454	(-34.4%)
1/1/2015	My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #27	18,128	(+3.9%)
3/1/2015	My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #28	20,236	(+11.1%)
3/1/2015	My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #29	16,726	(-17.3%)

These numbers would make a good rollercoaster.

132.)Big Man Plans #1 (Image)
3/1/2015	BIG MAN PLANS #1 (MR)	16,371

We’ll see how these plans pan out in the future.

134.) Autumnlands Tooth and Claw #5 (Image)
11/1/2014	TOOTH & CLAW #1 	                		41,181	
12/1/2014	AUTUMNLANDS TOOTH & CLAW #2 	33,272	(-19.2%)
1/1/2015	AUTUMNLANDS TOOTH & CLAW #3 	20,173	(-39.4%)
2/1/2015	AUTUMNLANDS TOOTH & CLAW #4     	17,700	(-12.3%)
3/1/2015	AUTUMNLANDS TOOTH & CLAW #5     	16,054	(-9.3%)

This title has finally opened its parachute and it’s starting to seriously slow down.

136.)Frankenstein Underground #1 (Dark Horse)
3/1/2015	FRANKENSTEIN UNDERGROUND #1	15,915

Mike Mignola’s take on Frankenstein draws in a niche audience. We’ve had quite a bit of Frankenstein stories in the past few years, so we’re nearing over-saturation.

138.)Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #13
11/1/2014	BTVS SEASON 10 #9	17,067	(-3.7%)
12/1/2014	BTVS SEASON 10 #10	16,448	(-3.6%)
1/1/2015	BTVS SEASON 10 #11	16,493	(+0.3%)
2/1/2015	BTVS SEASON 10 #12	15,840	(-4.0%)
3/1/2015	BTVS SEASON 10 #13	15,565	(-1.7%)
140.) Hellboy and the BPRD #4 1952 (Dark Horse)
12/1/2014	HELLBOY AND THE BPRD #11952    	22,368	
1/1/2015	HELLBOY AND THE BPRD #2 1952	16,725	(-25.2%)
2/1/2015	HELLBOY AND THE BPRD #3 1952	15,779	(-5.7%)
3/1/2015	HELLBOY AND THE BPRD #4 1952	15,416	(-2.3%)

Heading for extremely solid ground.

142.) Lady Mechanika #5 (Benitez Productions)
10/1/2010	Lady Mechanika #0	10,185	
12/1/2010	Lady Mechanika #1	20,034	(+96.7%)
7/1/2011	Lady Mechanika #2	20,760	(+3.6%)
12/1/2011	Lady Mechanika #3	21,358	(+2.9%)
2/1/2015	Lady Mechanika #4	16,924	(-20.8%)
3/1/2015	Lady Mechanika #5	15,168	(-10.4%)

Not a bad drop when you consider this is only the second issue released in the past four years.

144 & 150.)>My Little Pony Friends Forever #14 & #15 (IDW)
10/1/2014	MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #10	16,587	(-1.3%)
11/1/2014	MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #11	15,630	(-5.8%)
12/1/2014	MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #12	15,202	(-2.7%)
1/1/2015	MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #13	14,706	(-3.3%)
3/1/2015	MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #14	14,883	(+1.2%)
3/1/2015	MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #15	14,374	(-3.4%)

More standard attrition for the ponies.

146.)TMNT Ongoing #44 (IDW)
7/1/2014	TMNT ONGOING #36	15,415	(+1.6%)
8/1/2014	TMNT ONGOING #37	15,470	(+0.4%)
10/1/2014	TMNT ONGOING #38	15,498	(+0.2%)
10/1/2014	TMNT ONGOING #39	15,235	(-1.7%)
11/1/2014	TMNT ONGOING #40	14,734	(-3.3%)
12/1/2014	TMNT ONGOING #41	14,970	(+1.6%)
1/1/2015	TMNT ONGOING #42	14,286	(-4.6%)
2/1/2015	TMNT ONGOING #43	14,551	(+1.9%)
3/1/2015	TMNT ONGOING #44	14,604	(+0.4%)

This title is just absolutely determined not to dip below 14k.

149.) Rat Queens #9 (Image)
9/1/2013	Rat Queens #1		21,745	
10/1/2013	Rat Queens #2 		12,335	(-43.3%)
11/1/2013	Rat Queens #3 		11,967	(-3.0%)
1/1/2014	Rat Queens #4 		11,553	(-3.5%)
2/1/2014	Rat Queens #5 		11,121	(-3.7%)
5/1/2014	Rat Queens #6 		11,476	(+3.2%)
7/1/2014	Rat Queens #7 		12,903	(+12.4%)
10/1/2014	RAT QUEENS #8 		14,726	(+14.1%)
3/1/2015	RAT QUEENS #9 		14,425	(-2.0%)

We’re starting to see some minor attrition start again.

152.) Manhattan Projects Sun Beyond the Stars #1 (Image)
3/1/2015	MANHATTAN PROJECTS SUN BEYOND THE STARS #1	14,221

The initial Manhattan Projects debuted to 17,955 readers in 2012. Three years later, that -20.8% drop in readers feels like a standard second issue drop. This series has managed to hold strong, a testament to the quality.

153.) Hellbreak #1 (Oni Press)
3/1/2015	HELLBREAK #1 (MR)	14,068

To help sell this new title, Oni Press sold it at $1.00 for the first issue. As a fan of Cullen Bunn, I think this would have sold well without the discount. That said, it’s been a long time since I last saw an Oni Press title make the top 300 list.

<strong160.) Doctor Who 10th #8 (Titan)
7/1/2014	DOCTOR WHO 10TH #1	39,707	
8/1/2014	DOCTOR WHO 10TH #2	10,410	(-73.8%)
10/1/2014	DOCTOR WHO 10TH #3	14,608	(-40.30)%
11/1/2014	DOCTOR WHO 10TH #4 	14,296	(-2.1%)
12/1/2014	DOCTOR WHO 10TH #5 	13,743	(-3.9%)
1/1/2015	DOCTOR WHO 10TH #6	13,703	(-0.3%)
2/1/2015	DOCTOR WHO 10TH #7	13,296	(-3.0%)
3/1/2015	DOCTOR WHO 10TH #8	13,301	(0.00%)

Breaking even is never bad!

162 & 173.) Doctor Who 11th #9 & #10 (Titan)
8/1/2014	DOCTOR WHO 11TH #1	41,068	
9/1/2014	DOCTOR WHO 11TH #2	15,947	(-61.2)
10/1/2014	DOCTOR WHO 11TH #3	14,854	(-6.9%)
10/1/2014	DOCTOR WHO 11TH #4	13,411	(-9.7%)
12/1/2014	DOCTOR WHO 11TH #5 	13,477	(+0.5%)
12/1/2014	DOCTOR WHO 11TH #6 	14,538	(+7.9%)
1/1/2015	DOCTOR WHO 11TH #7	15,614	(+7.4%)
2/1/2015	DOCTOR WHO 11TH #8	13,135	(-15.9%)
3/1/2015	DOCTOR WHO 11TH #9	12,279	(-6.5%)
3/1/2015	DOCTOR WHO 11TH #10	11,622	(-5.4%)

This title isn’t hasn’t managed to hit the same holding pattern the 10th Doctor has.

164.) Wayward #6 (Image)
8/1/2014	WAYWARD #1 (MR)		29,240	
9/1/2014	WAYWARD #2 (MR)		15,053	(-48.5%)
10/1/2014	WAYWARD #3 (MR)		10,795	(-28.3%)
11/1/2014	WAYWARD #4 (MR)		10,318	(-2.3%)
12/1/2014	WAYWARD #5 (MR)		10,009	(-3.0%)
3/1/2015	WAYWARD #6 (MR)		12,247	(+22.4%)

New story arc, new interest, new readers.

165 & 176.) Star Trek Planet of the Apes #3 & #4 (IDW)
12/1/2014	STAR TREK PLANET OF THE APES #1 	17,307	
1/1/2015	STAR TREK PLANET OF THE APES #2	13,460	(-22.2%)
3/1/2015	STAR TREK PLANET OF THE APES #3 	11,960	(-11.1%)
3/1/2015	STAR TREK PLANET OF THE APES #4 	11,410	(-4.6%)

Picture perfect.

<strong167.) >PS Black Cross #1 (Dynamite Entertainment)
3/1/2015	PS BLACKCROSS #1	11,891

Any debut over 10k readers is something to be celebrated.

171.)Doctor Who 12th #6 (Titan)
10/1/2014	DOCTOR WHO 12TH #1	33,891	
11/1/2014	DOCTOR WHO 12TH #2 	15,277	(-54.9%)
12/1/2014	DOCTOR WHO 12TH #3	14,144	(-7.4%)
1/1/2015	DOCTOR WHO 12TH #4	13,214	(-6.6%)
2/1/2015	DOCTOR WHO 12TH #5	12,140	(-8.1%)
3/1/2015	DOCTOR WHO 12TH #6	11,643	(-4.1%)

The 12th doctor’s numbers aren’t quite as high as the others.

174.) Conan Red Sonja #3 (Dark Horse)
1/1/2015	CONAN RED SONJA #1	15,398	
2/1/2015	CONAN RED SONJA #2	12,073	(-21.6%)
3/1/2015	CONAN RED SONJA #3	11,523	(-4.6%)

Incredibly quick cooldown.

190.)Red Sonja #15 (Dynamite Entertainment)
6/1/2014	RED SONJA #10	11,685	(-1.4%)
8/1/2014	RED SONJA #11	11,298	(-3.4%)
9/1/2014	RED SONJA #12	11,431	(+1.3)
11/1/2014	RED SONJA #13	10,600	(-7.3%)
1/1/2015	RED SONJA #14	10,542	(-0.5%)
3/1/2015	RED SONJA #15	10,685	(+1.4%)

Refusing to dip below 10k.

181.) Orphan Black #2 (IDW)
2/1/2015	ORPHAN BLACK #1 	497,002	
3/1/2015	ORPHAN BLACK #2 	10,652	(-97.9%)

Well, this shows us exactly how much impact Loot Crate can have on a comic title.

182.) Transformers #39 Opening War Salvo (IDW)
10/1/2014	TRANSFORMERS #34 	9,418	(-12.9%)
11/1/2014	TRANSFORMERS #35 	9,354	(-0.7%)
11/1/2014	TRANSFORMERS #35 	9,354	0.00%
12/1/2014	TRANSFORMERS #36 	8,964	(-4.2%)
1/1/2015	TRANSFORMERS #37 	8,686	(-3.1%)
3/1/2015	TRANSFORMERS #38 	8,623	(-0.7%)
3/1/2015	TRANSFORMERS #39 	10,644	(+23.7%)

The beginning of the Opening War Salvo arc has brought in some new readers.

183.)Pastaways #1 (Dark Horse)
3/1/2015	PASTAWAYS #1	$3.99	DAR	10,625

This new series from Matt Kindt draws in a middling debut, thought not too bad for Dark Horse
.

184.)Bill and Ted's Most Triumphant Return #1 (Boom! Studios)
3/1/2015	BILL & TED MOST TRIUMPHANT RETURN #1	10,396

I wouldn’t call this triumphant, but it’s not too bad.

185.)Angel and Faith Season 10 #12 (Dark Horse)
8/1/2014	ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #5	11,957	(-4.1%)
9/1/2014	ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #6 	11,593	(-3.5%)
10/1/2014	ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #7	11,457	(-1.2%)
11/1/2014	ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #8	11,129	(-2.9%)
12/1/2014	ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #9	10,946	(-1.6%)
1/1/2015	ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #10 	11,029	(+0.7%)
2/1/2015	ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #11	10,397	(-5.7%)
3/1/2015	ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #12	10,296	(-1.0%)

Angel and Faith have been around for 10 seasons, and over ten thousand people are still interested. Just let that sink in.

186.) Spread #6 (Image)
7/1/2014	SPREAD #1 (MR)	21,150	
8/1/2014	SPREAD #2 (MR)	15,244	(-27.9%)
9/1/2014	SPREAD #3 (MR)	15,691	(+2.9%)
11/1/2014	SPREAD #4 (MR)	13,288	(-15.3%)
1/1/2015	SPREAD #5 (MR)	11,115	(-16.4%)
3/1/2015	SPREAD #6 (MR)	10,203	(-8.2%)

This appears to be settling in for the long haul.

188.)Transformers Windblade Combiner Wars #1 (IDW)
3/1/2015	TRANSFORMERS WINDBLADE COMBINER WARS #1	10,154

The previous Windblade series debuted to 9,855 readers. So, interest appears to have grown in the lady transformer.

189.) Rumble #4 (Image)
12/1/2014	RUMBLE #1 (MR)	22,527	
1/1/2015	RUMBLE #2 (MR)	14,580	(-35.3%)
2/1/2015	RUMBLE #3 (MR)	11,084	(-24.0%)
3/1/2015	RUMBLE #4 (MR)	10,138	(-8.5%)

Nearing stabilization.

191.) Chew #47 (Image)
2/1/2014	CHEW #40 (MR)	11,193	(-2.6%)
4/1/2014	CHEW #41 (MR)	10,835	(-3.2%)
6/1/2014	CHEW #42 (MR)	10,981	(-1.3%)
9/1/2014	CHEW #43 (MR)	10,777	(-1.9%)
11/1/2014	CHEW #44 (MR)	10,526	(-2.3%)
12/1/2014	CHEW #45 (MR)	10,407	(-1.1%)
2/1/2015	CHEW #46 (MR)	15,073	(+44.8%)
3/1/2015	CHEW #47 (MR)	9,785	(-35.1%)

Back to normal business as usual.

192.) Adventure Time #38 (Boom! Studios)
7/1/2014	ADVENTURE TIME #30	14,487	(+5.1%)
8/1/2014	ADVENTURE TIME #31	14,099	(-2.7%)
10/1/2014	ADVENTURE TIME #32	12,632	(-10.4%)
10/1/2014	ADVENTURE TIME #33	11,929	(-5.6%)
12/1/2014	ADVENTURE TIME #34	11,442	(-4.1%)
12/1/2014	ADVENTURE TIME #35	11,138	(-2.7%)
1/1/2015	ADVENTURE TIME #36	10,170	(-8.7%)
2/1/2015	ADVENTURE TIME #37	9,978	(-1.9%)
3/1/2015	ADVENTURE TIME #38	9,763	(-2.2%)

While most of this has been attrition, the Adventure Time comic has taken a few big hits in the six months.

193.) Munchkin #3 (Boom! Studios)
1/1/2015	MUNCHKIN #1	16,234	
2/1/2015	MUNCHKIN #2	10,382	(-36.0%)
3/1/2015	MUNCHKIN #3	9,702	(-6.5%)

After a slightly large second issue drop, it’s good to see Munchkin finding its footing this month.

195.)Lady Killer #3 (Dark Horse)
1/1/2015	LADY KILLER #1	8,431	
2/1/2015	LADY KILLER #2	6,804	(-19.3%)
3/1/2015	LADY KILLER #3	9,594	(+41.0%)

It looks like word of mouth (my mouth included) has finally paid off big for Lady Killer. In case you were wondering, Lady Killer is about 1950’s housewives assassins and it is amazing.

196.) Divinity #2 (Valiant)
2/1/2015	DIVINITY #1	12,079	
3/1/2015	DIVINITY #2	9,384	(-22.3%)

A low second issue drop.

197.) Star Trek Ongoing #43 (IDW)
11/1/2014	Star Trek ONGOING #38	10,150	(+2.6%)
12/1/2014	Star Trek ONGOING #39	9,931	(-2.2%)
1/1/2015	Star Trek ONGOING #40	9,819	(-1.1%)
2/1/2015	Star Trek ONGOING #41	9,632	(-1.9%)
2/1/2015	Star Trek ONGOING #42	9,138	(-5.1%)
3/1/2015	Star Trek ONGOING #43	9,383	(+2.7%)

A slight uptick this month.

198.) Casanova Acedia #2 (Image)
1/1/2015	CASANOVA ACEDIA #1 (MR)	16,780	
3/1/2015	CASANOVA ACEDIA #2 (MR) 	9,373	(-44.1%)

A rather large second issue drop.

200.) Ragnarok #4 (IDW)
7/1/2014	RAGNAROK #1	15,598	
10/1/2014	RAGNAROK #2 	12,941	(-17.0%)
12/1/2014	RAGNAROK #3 	9,940	(-23.2%)
3/1/2015	RAGNAROK #4	9,347	(-6.0%)
201.) Big Trouble in Little China #9 (Boom! Studios)
6/1/2014	BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #1	24,160	--
7/1/2014	BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #2	14,838	(-38.6%)
8/1/2014	BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #3	14,076	(-5.1%)
9/1/2014	BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #4	13,370	(-5.0%)
10/1/2014	BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #5	12,598	(-5.8%)
11/1/2014	BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #6	11,483	(-8.9%)
12/1/2014	BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #7	10,482	(-8.7%)
1/1/2015	BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #8	9,699	(-7.4%)
3/1/2015	BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #9	9,265	(-4.5%)

We’re officially nearing attrition level numbers again…if this holds steady for another month or so.

202.) They're Not Like Us #4 (Image)
12/1/2014	THEY'RE NOT LIKE US #1 (MR)	18,015	
1/1/2015	THEY'RE NOT LIKE US #2 (MR)	10,028	(-44.3%)
2/1/2015	THEY'RE NOT LIKE US #3 (MR)	9,424	(-6.0%)
3/1/2015	THEY'RE NOT LIKE US #4 (MR)	9,255	(-1.8%)

This title got off to a rough start, but it looks like things are leveling off.

204.) Crossed Plus 100 #3 (Avatar)
12/1/2014	CROSSED PLUS 100 #1 (MR)	12,666	
1/1/2015	CROSSED PLUS 100 #2 (MR)	10,440	(-17.6%)
3/1/2015	CROSSED PLUS 100 #3 (MR)	9,122	(-12.6%)

Still finding its way.

208.) TMNT Mutanimals #2 (IDW)
2/1/2015	TMNT MUTANIMALS #1 	10,274	
3/1/2015	TMNT MUTANIMALS #2 	8,980	(-12.6%)

Smallest second issue drop on this list. It may not have started out very high, but it probably won’t go too much lower.

209.)Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #38 (IDW)
11/1/2014	Transformers More Than Meets Eye #35	9,390	(-2.9%)
12/1/2014	Transformers More Than Meets Eye #36	9,159	(-2.5%)
2/1/2015	Transformers More Than Meets Eye #37	9,138	(-0.2%)
3/1/2015	Transformers More Than Meets Eye #38	8,864	(-3.0%)

Only minor attrition for the Days of Deception story arc.

210.) The Valiant #4 (Valiant)
12/1/2014	THE VALIANT #1	21,364	
1/1/2015	THE VALIANT #2 	11,649	(-45.5%)
2/1/2015	THE VALIANT #3	9,870	(-15.3%)
3/1/2015	THE VALIANT #4	8,795	(-10.9%)
212.) Empty #2 (Image)
2/1/2015	EMPTY #1	11,623	
3/1/2015	EMPTY #2	8,619	(-17.2%)

Not a bad second issue drop.

213.) X-Files Season 10 #21 (IDW)
X-FILES SEASON 10 #10	12,252	(-6.7%)
X-FILES SEASON 10 #11	13,210	(+7.8%)
X-FILES SEASON 10 #12	11,773	(-10.9%)
X-FILES SEASON 10 #13	11,497	(-2.3%)
X-FILES SEASON 10 #14	10,850	(-5.6%)
X-FILES SEASON 10 #15	10,581	(-2.5%)
X-FILES SEASON 10 #16	10,067	(-4.9%)
X-FILES SEASON 10 #17	9,865	(-2.0%)
X-FILES SEASON 10 #18	9,915	(+0.5%)
X-FILES SEASON 10 #19	9,121	(-8.0%)
X-FILES SEASON 10 #20	8,708	(-4.5%)
X-FILES SEASON 10 #21	8,598	(-1.3%)

In the past year the series has lost roughly four thousand readers (roughly a 29% drop).

214.) Postal #2 (Image)
2/1/2015	POSTAL #1	13,967	
3/1/2015	POSTAL #2	8,464	(-39.4%)

Sizeable second issue drop, for an already low debut.

215.) Django Zorro #5 (Dynamite Entertainment)
11/1/2014	DJANGO ZORRO #1		15,468	
12/1/2014	DJANGO ZORRO #2		11,001	(-28.9%)
2/1/2015	DJANGO ZORRO #3		9,659	(-12.1%)
2/1/2015	DJANGO ZORRO #4		9,212	(-4.6%)
3/1/2015	DJANGO ZORRO #5		8,454	(-8.2%)

This may be close to attrition for a Dynamite title, but it will still need to slow down to stay on the chart the rest of the year.

216.) Lumberjanes #12 (Boom! Studios)
4/1/2014	LUMBERJANES #1	13,129	--
5/1/2014	LUMBERJANES #2	9,904	(-24.6%)
6/1/2014	LUMBERJANES #3	9,150	(-7.6%)
7/1/2014	LUMBERJANES #4	9,988	(+9.2%)
9/1/2014	LUMBERJANES #5	10,099	(+1.1%)
9/1/2014	LUMBERJANES #6	10,029	(-0.7%)
10/1/2014	LUMBERJANES #7	9,999	(-.3%)
11/1/2014	LUMBERJANES #8	9,543	(-4.6%)
12/1/2014	LUMBERJANES #9	8,917	(-6.6%)
1/1/2015	LUMBERJANES #10	8,539	(-4.2%)
2/1/2015	LUMBERJANES #11	8,472	(-0.8%)
3/1/2015	LUMBERJANES #12	8,394	(-0.9%)

Minor attrition.

217.) Alex + Ada #13 (Image)
3/1/2014	ALEX + ADA #5	9,761	(-1.0%)
5/1/2014	ALEX + ADA #6	9,869	(+1.1%)
6/1/2014	ALEX + ADA #7	9,579	(-2.9%)
8/1/2014	ALEX + ADA #8	9,453	(-1.3%)
10/1/2014	ALEX + ADA #9	9,370	(-0.9%)
11/1/2014	ALEX + ADA #10	8,946	(-4.5%)
12/1/2014	ALEX + ADA #11	8,619	(-3.7%)
1/1/2015	ALEX + ADA #12	8,373	(-2.9%)
3/1/2015	ALEX + ADA #13	8,306	(-0.8%)

Viron minor attrition for the majority of this run so far.

218.) Supreme Blue Rose #8 (Image)
7/1/2014	 SUPREME BLUE ROSE #1 (MR)	26,100	--
8/1/2014	 SUPREME BLUE ROSE #2 (MR)	16,268	(-37.7%)
9/1/2014	 SUPREME BLUE ROSE #3 (MR)	13,603	(-16.38%)
10/1/2014	 SUPREME BLUE ROSE #4 (MR)	12,147	(-10.7%)
12/1/2014	 SUPREME BLUE ROSE #5 (MR)	9,783	(-19.5%)
1/1/2015	 SUPREME BLUE ROSE #6 (MR)	8,893	(-9.1%)
3/1/2015	 SUPREME BLUE ROSE #7 (MR)	8,256	(-7.2%)
219.)Conan the Avenger #12 (Dark Horse)
8/1/2014	 CONAN THE AVENGER #5		8,941	(-2.6%)
9/1/2014	 CONAN THE AVENGER #6		8,820	(-1.4%)
10/1/2014	 CONAN THE AVENGER #7		8,547	(-3.1%)
11/1/2014	 CONAN THE AVENGER #8		8,250	(-3.5%)
12/1/2014	 CONAN THE AVENGER #9		8,105	(-1.8%)
1/1/2015	 CONAN THE AVENGER #10	8,024	(-1.0%)
2/1/2015	 CONAN THE AVENGER #11	7,995	(-0.4%)
3/1/2015	 CONAN THE AVENGER #12	7,978	(-0.2%)

More minor attrition to Conan. At least his muscles don’t atrophy according to readers numbers.

220.) Revival #28 (Image)
5/1/2014	REVIVAL #20 (MR)	10,341	(-0.4%)
6/1/2014	REVIVAL #21 (MR)	9,808	(-5.2%)
7/1/2014	REVIVAL #22 (MR)	9,931	(-1.9%)
8/1/2014	REVIVAL #23 (MR)	9,425	(-5.9%)
10/1/2014	REVIVAL #24 (MR)	9,019	(-4.7%)
11/1/2014	REVIVAL #25 (MR)	9,535	(+5.7%)
12/1/2014	REVIVAL #26 (MR)	8,696	(-8.8%)
1/1/2015	REVIVAL #27 (MR)	8,057	(-7.3%)
3/1/2015	REVIVAL #28 (MR)	7,913	(-1.8%)

This title just keep chugging along.

222.) Mouse Guard Vol. 3 #1 (Boom! Studios)
3/1/2015	MOUSE GUARD LEGENDS OF GUARD VOL 03 #1	7,869

Maybe the Mouse Guard story in the Boom! Free Comic Book Day offering will bring in more fans.

224.) Sonic The Hedgehog #270 (Archie Comics)
10/1/2014	SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #265	8,869	(-1.7%)
11/1/2014	SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #266	8,822	(-0.5%)
12/1/2014	SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #267	8,608	(-2.4%)
1/1/2015	SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #268	8,383	(-2.6%)
2/1/2015	SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #269	8,078	(-3.6%)
3/1/2015	SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #270	7,798	(-3.5%)

This comic has over 250 issues. Nothing much is likely to chance in the numbers anytime soon.

225.) Sheltered #15 (Image)
4/1/2014	Sheltered #8	6,013	--
5/1/2014	Sheltered #9	6,047	(+0.6%)
7/1/2014	Sheltered #10	--	--
9/1/2014	Sheltered #11	--	--
10/1/2014	Sheltered #12	--	--
11/1/2014	Sheltered #13	--	--
2/1/2015	Sheltered #14	--	--
3/1/2015	Sheltered #15	7,794	--

It appears as if Sheltered has taken quite a leap in readership to jump back onto the chart.

226.) Secret Identities #2 (Image)
2/1/2015	SECRET IDENTITIES #1	24,848	
3/1/2015	SECRET IDENTITIES #2	7,781	(-68.7%)

That’s a serious hit.

227.) Drifter #5 (Image)
11/1/2014	DRIFTER #1 (MR)		20,887	
12/1/2014	DRIFTER #2 (MR)		10,443	(-50.0%)
1/1/2015	DRIFTER #3 (MR)		8,924	(-14.5%)
2/1/2015	DRIFTER #4 (MR)		8,111	(-9.1%)
3/1/2015	DRIFTER #5 (MR)		7,712	(-5.0%)

After a steep second issue dive it seems like Drifter has found its niche.

228.) Goon Once Upon a Hard Time (Dark Horse)
2/1/2015	GOON ONCE UPON A HARD TIME #1	9,602	
3/1/2015	GOON ONCE UPON A HARD TIME #2	7,4
44	(-22.5%)

A low second issue drop.

229.) Adventure Time Marceline Gone Adrift #3 (Boom! Studios)
1/1/2015	ADVENTURE TIME Marceline Gone Adrift #1	9,493	
2/1/2015	ADVENTURE TIME Marceline Gone Adrift #2	7,613	(-19.8%)
3/1/2015	ADVENTURE TIME Marceline Gone Adrift #3	7,419	(-2.5%)

Hopefully we’ll continue to see numbers like these for the rest of this mini-series.

231.) BPRD Hell on Earth #129 (Dark Horse)
6/1/2014	BPRD HELL ON EARTH #120	8,127	(-2.2%)
7/2/2014	BPRD HELL ON EARTH #121	8,092	(-0.4%)
8/1/2014	BPRD HELL ON EARTH #122	8,004	(-1.1%)
9/1/2014	BPRD HELL ON EARTH #123	7,762	(-3.0%)
10/1/2014	BPRD HELL ON EARTH #124	7,759	0%
11/1/2014	BPRD HELL ON EARTH #125	7,534	(-2.9%)
12/1/2014	BPRD HELL ON EARTH #126	7,535	0%
1/1/2015	BPRD HELL ON EARTH #127	7,275	(-3.5%)
2/1/2015	BPRD HELL ON EARTH #128	7,341	(+0.9%)
3/1/2015	BPRD HELL ON EARTH #129	7,294	(-0.6%)

Minor attrition. Bound to happen with a comic this lengthy.

232.) X-O Manowar #34 (Valiant)
11/1/2014	X-O MANOWAR #30		8,354	(-2.5%)
12/1/2014	X-O MANOWAR #31		7,398	(-11.4%)
1/1/2015	X-O MANOWAR #32		7,042	(-4.8%)
2/1/2015	X-O MANOWAR #33		7,056	(+0.2%)
3/1/2015	X-O MANOWAR #34		7,265	(+2.9%)

This is one of Valiant’s longest running series that’s still regularly on the chart. Nice to see a tiny upswing.

233.) Fly Outbreak #1 (IDW)
3/1/2015	FLY OUTBREAK #1 	7,206

A low debut.

234.) Imperium #2 (Valiant)
2/1/2015	IMPERIUM #1		12,028	
3/1/2015	IMPERIUM #2 	7,202	(-40.1%)

A giant-sized second issue drop at a time when this title really needed a small one.

236.) Thief of Thieves #27 (Image)
5/1/2014	THIEF OF THIEVES #21 (MR)	9,625	(-2.5%)
7/1/2014	THIEF OF THIEVES #22 (MR)	9,457	(-1.7%)
8/1/2014	THIEF OF THIEVES #23 (MR)	9,069	(-4.1%)
10/1/2014	THIEF OF THIEVES #24 (MR)	8,731	(-3.7%)
11/1/2014	THIEF OF THIEVES #25 (MR)	8,336	(-4.2%)
2/1/2015	THIEF OF THIEVES #26 (MR)	7,428	(-10.9%)
3/1/2015	THIEF OF THIEVES #27 (MR)	7,099	(-4.4%)

If this title manages to get back to attrition numbers, it should maintain its presence on the chart.

237.) Satellite Sam #9(Image)
7/1/2013	Satellite Sam #1	32452	--
8/1/2013	Satellite Sam #2	20,752	(-36.1%)
9/1/2013	Satellite Sam #3	16,909	(-18.5%)
10/1/2013	Satellite Sam #4	14,666	(-13.3%)
12/1/2013	Satellite Sam #5	13,060	(-11.0%)
2/1/2014	Satellite Sam #6 	10,797	(-17.3%)
3/1/2014	Satellite Sam #7	10,210	(-5.4%)
5/1/2014	Satellite Sam #8 	9,997	(-2.1%)
7/1/2014	Satellite Sam #9	9,271	(-7.3%)
9/1/2014	Satellite Sam #10	8,655	(-6.5%)
2/1/2015	Satellite Sam #11	7,211	(-16.7%)
3/1/2015	Satellite Sam #12	7,036	(-2.4%)

This title has had a few bumps in the road, but only a minor one this month.

238.) Escape from New York #4 (Boom! Studios)
12/1/2014	ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #1	15,450	
1/1/2015	ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #2	9,221	(-40.3%)
2/1/2015	ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #3	7,761	(-15.8%)
3/1/2015	ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #4	7,007	(-9.7%)

This book is finally escaping some large drop.

239.) Tomb Raider #14 (Dark Horse)
7/1/2014	TOMB RAIDER #6		10,149	(-3.7%)
8/1/2014	TOMB RAIDER #7		9,429	(-7.1%)
9/1/2014	TOMB RAIDER #8		9,125	(-3.2%)
10/1/2014	TOMB RAIDER #9		8,748	(-4.1%)
11/1/2014	TOMB RAIDER #10		8,153	(-6.8%)
12/1/2014	TOMB RAIDER #11		7,730	(-5.2%)
1/1/2015	TOMB RAIDER #12		7,407	(-4.2%)
2/1/2015	TOMB RAIDER #13		7,160	(-3.3%)
3/1/2015	TOMB RAIDER #14		7,000	(-2.2%)

Still falling to attrition.

240.) Neverboy #1 (Dark Horse)
3/1/2015	NEVERBOY #1	$3.99	DAR	6,961

A low debut for this tale of an imaginary friend turned real (with the help of medication).

242.) Rat God #2 (Dark Horse)
2/1/2015	RAT GOD #1	8,744	
3/1/2015	RAT GOD #2	6,928	(-20.8%)

A standard drop.

243.) Groo Friend and Foes #3 (Dark Horse)
1/1/2015	GROO FRIENDS AND FOES #1	8,446	
2/1/2015	GROO FRIENDS AND FOES #2	6,986	(-17.3%)
3/1/2015	GROO FRIENDS AND FOES #3	6,807	(-2.6%)

A positive sign for this series.

245.) EI8GHT #2 (Dark Horse)
207	2/1/2015	EI8HT #1 	8,663	
245	3/1/2015	EI8HT #2	6,779	(-21.7%)

A low-end drop.

246.) Rachel Rising #32 (Abstract Studios)
4/1/2014	RACHEL RISING #25	7,378	--
6/1/2014	RACHEL RISING #26	7,260	(-1.6%)
8/1/2014	RACHEL RISING #27	7,319	(+.8%)
9/1/2014	RACHEL RISING #28	7,188	(-1.8%)
10/1/2014	RACHEL RISING #29	7,036	(-2.1%)
12/1/2014	RACHEL RISING #30	6,952	(-1.2%)
2/1/2015	RACHEL RISING #31	6,819	(-1.9%)
3/1/2015	RACHEL RISING #32	6,707	(-1.6%)

This comic still has life in it yet.

247.) Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #22(IDW)
8/1/2014	GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #15	7,156	(+0.2%)
9/1/2014	GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #16	7,181	(+0.3%)
10/1/2014	GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #17	7,167	(-0.2%)
11/1/2014	GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #18	7,065	(-1.4%)
12/1/2014	GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #19	6,964	(-1.4%)
1/1/2015	GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #20	6,588	(-5.4%)
3/1/2015	GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #21	6,694	(+1.6%)
3/1/2015	GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #22	6,447	(-3.7%)

More attrition at play.

248.) Lady Death Apocalypse #2 (Avatar)
2/1/2015	LADY DEATH APOCALYPSE #1 	8,202	
3/1/2015	LADY DEATH APOCALYPSE #2 	6,674	(-18.6%)

Color me impressed, a second issue drop under twenty percent. One of few this month.

249.) New Vampirella #10 (Dynamite Entertainment)
>6/1/2014	NEW VAMPIRELLA #1	22,864	
7/1/2014	NEW VAMPIRELLA #2	9,445	(-58.7%)
8/1/2014	NEW VAMPIRELLA #3	8,732	(-7.5%)
9/1/2014	NEW VAMPIRELLA #4	8,287	(-5.1%)
10/1/2014	NEW VAMPIRELLA #5	7,784	(-6.1%)
11/1/2014	NEW VAMPIRELLA #6	7,378	(-5.2%)
12/1/2014	NEW VAMPIRELLA #7	7,417	(+0.5%)
1/1/2015	NEW VAMPIRELLA #8	6,715	(-9.5%)
2/1/2015	NEW VAMPIRELLA #9	6,695	(-0.3%)
3/1/2015	NEW VAMPIRELLA #10	6,659	(-0.5%)

Is anyone else feeling like we’re drowning in Vampirella books? This is the third one on the list.

250.)Simpsons Comic #219 (Bongo)
6/1/2014	SIMPSONS COMICS #212	6,619	(-3.6%)
7/1/2014	SIMPSONS COMIC #213	????	----
8/1/2014	SIMPSONS COMICS #214	7,079	----
10/1/2014	SIMPSONS COMICS #215	6,818	(-3.7%)
12/1/2014	SIMPSONS COMICS #216	6,758	(-0.8%)
1/1/2015	SIMPSONS COMICS #217	6,583	(-2.6%)
2/1/2015	SIMPSONS COMICS #218	6,905	(+4.9%)
3/1/2015	SIMPSONS COMICS #219	6,653	(-3.4%)

A bit of a flip from last month.

251.) Elfquest Final Quest #8 (Dark Horse)
1/1/2014	ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST #1	9,861	
3/1/2014	ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST #2	8,390	(-14.9%)
5/1/2014	ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST #3	7,967	(-5.0%)
7/1/2014	ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST #4	7,622	(-3.7%)
9/1/2014	ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST #5	7,364	(-3.4%)
11/1/2014	ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST #6	6,961	(-5.5%)
1/1/2015	ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST #7	6,710	(-3.6%)
3/1/2015	ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST #8	6,648	(-0.9%)
252.) GI Joe (2014) #6 (IDW)
9/1/2014	GI JOE (2014) #1	16,848	
10/1/2014	GI JOE (2014) #2	9,708	(-42.4%)
11/1/2014	GI JOE (2014) #3 	8,602	(-11.4%)
12/1/2014	GI JOE (2014) #4	8,282	(-3.7%)
2/1/2015	GI JOE (2014) #5	7,385	(-10.8%)
3/1/2015	GI JOE (2014) #6	6,578	(-10.9%)
253.) Giant Days #1 (Boom! Studios)
3/1/2015	GIANT DAYS #1	6,541
254.) GI Joe a Real American Hero #211 (IDW)
4/1/2014	Gi Joe Real American Hero #201	8,294	(-29.6%)
5/1/2014	Gi Joe Real American Hero #202	6,781	(-18.2%)
6/1/2014	Gi Joe Real American Hero #203	6,791	(+0.1%)
7/1/2014	Gi Joe Real American Hero #204	6,706	(-1.3%)
8/1/2014	Gi Joe Real American Hero #205	6,562	(-2.1%)
9/1/2014	Gi Joe Real American Hero #204	7,651	(+16.6%)
10/1/2014	Gi Joe Real American Hero #207	6,494	(-16.1%)
11/1/2014	Gi Joe Real American Hero #208	7,810	(+20.3%)
12/1/2014	Gi Joe Real American Hero #209	6,344	(-18.8%)
1/1/2015	Gi Joe Real American Hero #210	6,216	(-2.0%)
3/1/2015	Gi Joe Real American Hero #211	6,500	(+4.6%)
255.) Sonic Universe #74 (Archie Comics)
11/1/2014	SONIC UNIVERSE #70	7,161	(-2.9%)
12/1/2014	SONIC UNIVERSE #71	6,998	(-2.3%)
2/1/2015	SONIC UNIVERSE #72	6,741	(-3.7%)
2/1/2015	SONIC UNIVERSE #73	6,366	(-5.6%)
3/1/2015	SONIC UNIVERSE #74	6,456	(+1.4%)
256.) Red Sonja Vultures Circle #3 (Dynamite Entertainment)
1/1/2015	RED SONJA VULTURES CIRCLE #1	7,888	
2/1/2015	RED SONJA VULTURES CIRCLE #2	6,650	(-15.7%)
3/1/2015	RED SONJA VULTURES CIRCLE #3	6,450	(-3.0%)
257.) Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #22 (IDW)
8/1/2014	GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #15	7,156	(+0.2%)
9/1/2014	GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #16	7,181	(+0.3%)
10/1/2014	GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #17	7,167	(-0.2%)
11/1/2014	GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #18	7,065	(-1.4%)
12/1/2014	GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #19	6,964	(-1.4%)
1/1/2015	GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #20	6,588	(-5.4%)
3/1/2015	GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #21	6,694	(+1.6%)
3/1/2015	GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #22	6,447	(-3.7%)
258.) Sonic Boom (Archie Comics)
10/1/2014	SONIC BOOM #1	17,228	
12/1/2014	SONIC BOOM #2	8,216	(-52.3)
1/1/2015	SONIC BOOM #3	7,474	(-9.0%)
1/1/2015	SONIC BOOM #4	6,957	(-6.9%)
3/1/2015	SONIC BOOM #5	6,442	(-7.4%)
259.)Ivar Timewalker #3 (Valiant)
1/1/2015	IVAR TIMEWALKER #1	15,784	
2/1/2015	IVAR TIMEWALKER #2	6,667	(-57.8%)
3/1/2015	IVAR TIMEWALKER #3	6,409	(-3.9%)
260.)Abe Sapien #21 (Dark Horse)
8/1/2014	ABE SAPIEN #15	7,244	(-3.0%)
9/1/2014	ABE SAPIEN #16	7,143	(-1.4%)
10/1/2014	ABE SAPIEN #17	6,998	(-2.0%)
12/1/2014	ABE SAPIEN #18	6,652	(-4.9%)
1/1/2015	ABE SAPIEN #19	6,453	(-3.0%)
2/1/2015	ABE SAPIEN #20	6,381	(-1.1%)
3/1/2015	ABE SAPIEN #21	6,361	(-0.3%)
261.) Miami Vice Remix (IDW)
3/1/2015	MIAMI VICE REMIX #1	6,304
262.) Cowl #9 (Image)
5/1/2014	COWL #1 (MR)	20,851	--
6/1/2014	COWL #2 (MR)	13,569	(-34.9%)
7/1/2014	COWL #3 (MR)	11,604	(-14.5%)
8/1/2014	COWL #4 (MR)	10,893	(-6.1%)
9/1/2014	COWL #5 (MR)	9,852	(-9.6%)
11/1/2014	COWL #6 (MR)	8,208	(-16.7%)
12/1/2014	COWL #7 (MR)	7,343	(-10.5%)
2/1/2015	COWL #8 (MR)	6,747	(-8.1%)
3/1/2015	COWL #9 (MR)	6,276	(-7.0%)
263.) Millennium #2 (IDW)
1/1/2015	MILLENNIUM #1	8,505	
3/1/2015	MILLENNIUM #2	6,273	(-26.2%)
265.) Edward Scissorhands #5 (IDW)
10/1/2014	EDWARD SCISSORHANDS #1 	13,533	
11/1/2014	EDWARD SCISSORHANDS #2 	10,121	(-25.2%)
1/1/2015	EDWARD SCISSORHANDS #3 	7,823	(-22.7%)
2/1/2015	EDWARD SCISSORHANDS #4	8,714	(+11.4%)
3/1/2015	EDWARD SCISSORHANDS #5 	6,135	(-29.6%)
266.) Legenderry Red Sonja #2 (Dynamite Entertainment)
2/1/2015	LEGENDERRY RED SONJA #1	8,854	
3/1/2015	LEGENDERRY RED SONJA #2	6,084	(-31.2%)
268.) Big Con Job #1 (Boom! Studios)
3/1/2015	BIG CON JOB #1	6,039
269.) GI Joe Snake Eyes Agent of Cobra #3 (IDW)
1/1/2015	GI JOE SNAKE EYES AGENT OF COBRA #1	9,539	
2/1/2015	GI JOE SNAKE EYES AGENT OF COBRA #2	6,451	(-32.4%)
3/1/2015	GI JOE SNAKE EYES AGENT OF COBRA #3	6,036	(-6.4%)
270.)Mega Man #47 (Archie Comics)
8/1/2014	MEGA MAN #40	6,924	(-4.7%)
10/1/2014	MEGA MAN #41	6,899	(-0.4%)
10/1/2014	MEGA MAN #42	6,946	(+0.7%)
11/1/2014	MEGA MAN #43	6,771	(-2.5%)
12/1/2014	MEGA MAN #44	6,531	(-3.5%)
2/1/2015	MEGA MAN #45	6,325	(-3.2%)
2/1/2015	MEGA MAN #46	5,987	(-5.3%)
3/1/2015	MEGA MAN #47	6,016	(+0.4%)
271.) War Stories #6 (Avatar Press)
10/1/2014	WAR STORIES #1 (MR)	9,487	
10/1/2014	WAR STORIES #2 (MR)	6,723	(-29.1%)
12/1/2014	WAR STORIES #3 (MR)	6,865	(+2.1%)
1/1/2015	WAR STORIES #4 (MR)	6,575	(-4.2%)
2/1/2015	WAR STORIES #5 (MR)	6,252	(-4.9%)
3/1/2015	WAR STORIES #6 (MR)	5,982	(-4.3%)
272.) Witchblade #181 (Image)
10/1/2013	Witchblade #170	7,990	(+9.9%)
12/1/2013	Witchblade #171	7,263	(-9.1%)
1/1/2014	Witchblade #172	6,221	(-14.3%)
3/1/2014	Witchblade #173	6,109	(-1.8%)
4/1/2014	Witchblade #174	6,049	(-0.9%)
6/1/2014	Witchblade #175	7,843	(+29.7%)
7/1/2014	Witchblade #176	????	????
7/1/2014	Witchblade #177	????	????
10/1/2014	Witchblade #178	????	????
11/1/2014	Witchblade #179	6,041	????
2/1/2015	Witchblade #180	5,985	(-0,9%)
3/1/2015	Witchblade #181	5,964	(+0.4%)
273.) Black Hood #2 (Archie Comics)
2/1/2015	BLACK HOOD #1 (MR)	10,386	
3/1/2015	BLACK HOOD #2 (MR)	5,960	(-42.6%)
274.)TMNT New Animated Adventures #21 (IDW)
9/1/2014	TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #15	7,589	(+18.2%)
10/1/2014	TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #16          ????	????
11/1/2014	TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #17	6,228	????
12/1/2014	TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #18	6,084	(-2.1%)
1/1/2015	TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #19	5,227	(-14.1%)
2/1/2015	TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #20	6,049	(+15.7%)
3/1/2015	TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #21          5,949	(-1.7%)
275.) Spongebob Comics #42 (Universal)
7/1/2014	SPONGEBOB COMICS #34	????	????
8/1/2014	SPONGEBOB COMICS #35	6,491	????
9/1/2014	SPONgEBOB COMICS #36	6,405	(-1.3%)
10/1/2014	SPONGEBOB COMICS #37	6,417	0.00%
11/1/2014	SPONGEBOB COMICS #38	6,201	(-3.4%)
12/1/2014	SPONGEBOB COMICS #39	6,007	(-3.1%)
1/1/2015	SPONGEBOB COMICS #40	5,851	(-2.6%)
2/1/2015	SPONGEBOB COMICS #41	5,828	(-0.4%)
3/1/2015	SPONGEBOB COMICS #42	5,884	(+1.0%)
278.) Uber #23 (Avatar Press)
7/1/2014	UBER #15 (MR)	7,456	(-0.5%)
8/1/2014	UBER #16 (MR)	7,082	(-5.0%)
9/1/2014	UBER #17 (MR)	6,934	(-2.1%)
10/1/2014	UBER #18 (MR)	6,684	(-3.6%)
10/1/2014	UBER #19 (MR)	6,436	(-3.7%)
12/1/2014	UBER #20 (MR)	6,303	(-2.1%)
1/1/2015	UBER #21 (MR)	5,858	(-7.0%)
2/1/2015	UBER #22 (MR)	5,915	(+1.0%)
3/1/2015	UBER #23 (MR)	5,747	(-2.8%)
279.) Stray Bullets Sunshine & Roses #2 (Image)
2/1/2015	STRAY BULLETS SUNSHINE & ROSES #1 	14,122	
3/1/2015	STRAY BULLETS SUNSHINE & ROSES #2 	5,688	(-59.9%)
280.) Tarot Witch of the Black Rose #91 (Broadsword Comics)
3/1/2014	Tarot Witch of The Black Rose #85	6,075
5/1/2014	Tarot Witch of The Black Rose #86	6,078
8/1/2014	Tarot Witch of the Black Rose #87	????
10/1/2014	Tarot Witch of the Black Rose #88	????
11/1/2014	Tarot Witch of the Black Rose #89 	5,773
1/1/2015	Tarot Witch of the Black Rose #90	5,593
3/1/2015	Tarot Witch of the Black Rose  #91 	5,594
281.) Unity #16 (Valiant)
8/1/2014	UNITY #10	8,491	0%
9/1/2014	UNITY #11	7,602	(-10.5%)
11/1/2014	UNITY #12	6,508	(-14.4%)
12/1/2014	UNITY #13	6,066	(-6.8%)
1/1/2015	UNITY #14	5,722	(-5.7%)
2/1/2015	UNITY #15	5,636	(-2.4%)
3/1/2015	UNITY #16	5,548	(-1.6%)
282.) Shutter #10 (Image)
4/1/2014	SHUTTER #1 		18,984	
5/1/2014	SHUTTER #2 		12,267	(-35.4%)
6/1/2014	SHUTTER #3 		9,887	(-19.4%)
7/1/2014	SHUTTER #4 		9,107	(-7.9%)
8/1/2014	SHUTTER #5 		8,140	(-10.6%)
9/1/2014	SHUTTER #6 		7,499	(-7.9%)
12/1/2014	SHUTTER #7 		10,669	(+42.2%)
1/1/2015	SHUTTER #8 		6,587	(-38.4%)
2/1/2015	SHUTTER #9	 	5,881	(-10.7%)
3/1/2015	SHUTTER #10 	5,497	(-6.5%)
283.) Legenderry Vampirella #2 (Dynamite Entertainment)
2/1/2015	LEGENDERRY VAMPIRELLA #1	8,629	
3/1/2015	LEGENDERRY VAMPIRELLA #2	5,489	(-36.3%)
284.) Samurai Jack #17 (IDW)
7/1/2014	SAMURAI JACK #10	6,741	(-20.4%)
8/1/2014	SAMURAI JACK #11	7,489	(+11.1%)
9/1/2014	SAMURAI JACK #12	7,135	(-4.7%)
10/1/2014	SAMURAI JACK #13	6,657	(-6.7%)
11/1/2014	SAMURAI JACK #14	6,245	(-6.2%)
12/1/2014	SAMURAI JACK #15	6,023	(-3.6%)
1/1/2015	SAMURAI JACK #16	5,510	(-8.5%)
3/1/2015	SAMURAI JACK #17	5,407	(-1.9%)
285.) God Hates Astronauts #6 (Image)
9/1/2014	GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #1 16,689	
10/1/2014	GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #2 10,178	(-39.0%)
11/1/2014	GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #3 8,017	(-21.2%)
12/1/2014	GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #4 7,008	(-12.6%)
1/1/2015	GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #5 6,071	(-13.4%)
3/1/2015	GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #6 5,394	(-11.2%)
286.)Sons of Anarchy #19 (Boom! Studios)
6/1/2014	SONS OF ANARCHY #10 (MR)	7,875	(-7.7%)
7/1/2014	SONS OF ANARCHY #11 (MR)	7,394	(-5.9%)
8/1/2014	SONS OF ANARCHY #12 (MR)	6,955	(-5.9%)
9/1/2014	SONS OF ANARCHY #13 (MR)	6,506	(-6.5%)
10/1/2014	SONS OF ANARCHY #14 (MR)	6,537	(0.00%)
11/1/2014	SONS OF ANARCHY #15 (MR)	6,271	(-4.1%)
12/1/2014	SONS OF ANARCHY #16 (MR)	5,930	(-5.4%)
1/1/2015	SONS OF ANARCHY #17 (MR)	5,626	(-5.1%)
2/1/2015	SONS OF ANARCHY #18 (MR)	5,485	(-2.5%)
3/1/2015	SONS OF ANARCHY #19 (MR)	5,355	(-2.4%)
287.) Little Nemo Return to SLumberland #4 (IDW)
8/1/2014	LITTLE NEMO RETURN TO SLUMBERLAND #1 	11,883	
10/1/2014	LITTLE NEMO RETURN TO SLUMBERLAND #2 	8,130	(-31.6%)
12/1/2014	LITTLE NEMO RETURN TO SLUMBERLAND #3 	6,320	(-22.3%)
3/1/2015	LITTLE NEMO RETURN TO SLUMBERLAND #4 	5,321	(-15.8%)
289.)Shaper #1 (Dark Horse)
289	3/1/2015	SHAPER #1	5,156
291.) Bart Simpson Comics #95 (Bongo)
1/1/2014	BART SIMPSON COMICS #88		5,020	(-3.7%)
3/1/2014	BART SIMPSON COMICS #89		4,940	(-1.6%)
5/1/2014	BART SIMPSON COMICS #90		????	????
7/1/2014	BART SIMPSON COMICS #91		????	????
9/1/2014	BART SIMPSON COMICS #92	        ????	????
11/1/2014	BART SIMPSON COMICS #93		5,220	????
1/1/2015	BART SIMPSON COMICS #94		4,972	(-4.8%)
3/1/2015	BART SIMPSON COMICS #95		5,115	(+2.9%)
293.) GFT Grimm Fairy Tales #108 (Zenescope) 
7/1/2014	GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #100 	11,722	(+56.9%)
8/1/2014	GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #101 	6,740	(-42.5%)
9/1/2014	GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #102      6,462	(-4.1%)
10/1/2014	GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #103      ????	????
11/1/2014	GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #104 	5,341	????
12/1/2014	GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #105 	5,166	(-3.3%)
1/1/2015	GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #106 	5,031	(-2.6%)
2/1/2015	GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #107	4,996	(-0.7%)
3/1/2015	GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #108	5,067	(+1.4%)
294.) Woods #11 (Boom! Studios)
5/1/2014	WOODS #1	13,916	--
6/1/2014	WOODS #2	9,352	(-32.8%)
7/1/2014	WOODS #3	8,852	(-5.3%)
8/1/3014	WOODS #4	8,272	(-6.6%)
9/1/2014	WOODS #5	7,649	(-7.5%)
10/1/2014	WOODS #6	7,103	(-7.1%)
11/1/2014	WOODS #7	6,554	(-7.7%)
12/1/2014	WOODS #8	6,067	-7.4%)
1/1/2015	WOODS #9	5,558	(-8.3%)
2/1/2015	WOODS #10	5,295	(-4.7%)
3/1/2015	WOODS #11	5,032	(-5.0%)
295.) Dungeons and Dragons Legends of Baldurs Gate #5 (IDW)
10/1/2014	D&D LEGENDS OF BALDURS GATE #1	9,341	
11/1/2014	D&D LEGENDS OF BALDURS GATE #2 	7,642	(-18.2%)
12/1/2014	D&D LEGENDS OF BALDURS GATE #3 	5,563	(-27.2%)
1/1/2015	D&D LEGENDS OF BALDURS GATE #4	4,602	(-17.3%)
3/1/2015	D&D LEGENDS OF BALDURS GATE #5 	4,958	(+7.7%)
296.)GFT Wonderland #33 Well Dreams (Zenescope)
6/1/2014	GFT WONDERLAND #22 (MR)		5,261	(-1.0%)
7/1/2014	GFT WONDERLAND #25 (MR)		7,030	(+33.6%)
8/1/2014	GFT WONDERLAND #26 (MR)		????	????
9/1/2014	GFT WONDERLAND #27 (MR)		????	????
10/1/2014	GFT WONDERLAND #28 (MR)		????	????
11/1/2014	GFT WONDERLAND #29 (MR)		????	????
12/1/2014	GFT WONDERLAND #30 (MR)		????	????
1/1/2015	GFT WONDERLAND #31 (MR) 		4,475	????
2/1/2015	GFT WONDERLAND #32 (MR)		????	????
3/1/2015	GFT WONDERLAND #33 (MR)		4,941	????
297.) Sidekick #10 (Image)
8/1/2013	Sidekick #1 		27,832	--
9/1/2013	Sidekick #2		14,533	(-47.8%)
10/1/2013	Sidekick #3 		11,371	(-21.8%)
11/1/2013	Sidekick #4		9,976	(-12.3%)
2/1/2014	Sidekick #5 		8,943	(-10.3%)
4/1/2014	Sidekick #6 		8,192	(-8.4%)
7/1/2014	Sidekick #7 		6,900	(-15.8%)
9/1/2014	Sidekick #8 		6,320	(-8.4%)
11/1/2014	SIDEKICK #9 		5,382	(-14.8%)
3/1/2015	SIDEKICK #10 		4,935	(-8.3%)
298.) October Faction #5 (IDW)
10/1/2014	OCTOBER FACTION #1 	9,181	
11/1/2014	OCTOBER FACTION #2 	7,174	(-21.9%)
12/1/2014	OCTOBER FACTION #3 	6,445	(-10.1%)
1/1/2015	OCTOBER FACTION #4	6,044	(-6.2%)
3/1/2015	OCTOBER FACTION #5 	4,933	(-18.4%)
300.) Morning Glories #44 (Image)
4/1/2014	MORNING GLORIES #38 	6,007	(-1.8%)
7/1/2014	MORNING GLORIES #39	????	????
9/1/2014	MORNING GLORIES #40	????	????
10/1/2014	MORNING GLORIES #41	????	????
11/1/2014	MORNING GLORIES #42 	5,322	????
2/1/2015	MORNING GLORIES #43 	4,988	(-6.3%)
3/1/2015	MORNING GLORIES #44 	4,917	(-1.4%)

15 COMMENTS

  1. Given its regular nigh-dominance of the top of this chart, plus steady performance over 10% in both dollar and units shares each month, perhaps its time to have a conversation about whether Image is really an “indie” company anymore or if it should rather be thought of as part of a “Big Three” with Marvel and DC.

    “ORPHAN BLACK #2 10,652 (-97.9%)”

    That has to be the biggest percentage drop in the entire history of comics. If even 1% of the people who got the first issue in their Loot Crate end up trying to find the second issue at a local comic book store it’ll probably make the chart again from reorders.

    “Maybe the Mouse Guard story in the Boom! Free Comic Book Day offering will bring in more fans.”

    I’m honestly surprised that Mouse Guard is released in single issue form, it seems like a series that would sell much better as a complete story in those nice, big hardbacks.

  2. Nick, I imagine that question probably is not “if Image should get a separate collumn next to DC and Marvel”, but “is anyone willing to write that column?”.

  3. Too bad, comments stop at 250.

    There are some #1 in the pack and it would be interesting to have some opinion about them and why they are not selling more ( Con Job for instance). It would also be nice to have comment about series or mini-series ending (I think that Little Nemo is only a 4-part mini-series but I might be wrong).

    But of course, thanks for your work, I’m very interested in indies sales number (as I’m not reading much of the big two now …)

  4. I’d just like to give a shout out to the first issue of Arcadia, published by Boom!, which came out a few weeks ago. Best 1st issue I’ve read in a long, long time. Smart story, nuanced characters, lots of political sci-fi (which I love)… it’s easy for titles to get lost in the crowd, but this is worth checking out.

    And, no, I’m not one of the creators, or a friend of the creators… just someone who really, really enjoyed it!

  5. Is anyone else feeling like we’re drowning in Vampirella books? This is the third one on the list.
    Dynamite can’t be accused of failing to cater to the Vampirella market. So far this year in addition to the titles in the chart they’ve also wrapped up a couple of mini-series, published at least two one-shots, and featured Vampirella in the pulp-crossover Swords of Sorrow. They’ve employed some well known writers, including Nancy A. Collins on the main title, but a lot of the art (imo) is somewhat routine and like a lot of Dynamite titles the colouring (imo) is horrible, but not in a good way. Don’t always favour style over substance, but a little of it never hurts for horror and horror-fantasy comics.

    Being more of a Creepy/Eerie fan myself my Warren nostalgia needs are covered by the even more indie ‘Bloke’s Terrible Tomb of Terror’. Won’t be bothering the chart compilers unfortunately since AFAIK it’s not available through Diamond, but previous print issues are currently being released through Comixology.

  6. “Nick, I imagine that question probably is not ‘if Image should get a separate collumn next to DC and Marvel’, but ‘is anyone willing to write that column?’.”

    I was thinking in more general terms than the sales analysis. People use the term “Big Two” to refer to Marvel and DC all the time and I think it has become (or is at least becoming) outdated.

    Although, since you’ve raised the point, splitting Image from the indie chart really wouldn’t create more work. It’d be the same number of titles, same amount of analysis, just in two smaller posts instead of one big one.

  7. Actually, it’s still very nice that Archaia/Boom is releasing Mouse Huard in single form. It was the outstanding success of the singles (more than doubling it’s sale sbeetween issues, a miracle!) that first helped Mouse Guard be a success. And at one point, the wait beetween single issues of the same mini-series was quite long.
    Those days are behind us but it’s still very nice to have at 3.99$ single issues of Mouse Guard very well produced (perfect paper, no ads, a nice format and 50% more stories than a poor produced Marve comicsat the same price).

  8. 273.) Black Hood #2 (Archie Comics)
    2/1/2015 BLACK HOOD #1 (MR) 10,386
    3/1/2015 BLACK HOOD #2 (MR) 5,960 (-42.6%)

    I’m honestly surprised at the huge drop here. I was extremely impressed with the first issue! Great art, excellent writing, and a really flawed main character that works perfectly.

  9. Just wanted to point out that the main Transformers title and Windblade are involved in the “Combiner Wars” crossover. If you want an explanation for the higher sales of both books, I’d chalk it up to the popularity of Combiners among Transformers fans. And despite the fact that it says “opening salvo” on the cover instead of “Part One”, it’s not the Opening War Salvo crossover. :)

  10. I was also surprised (and disappointed) with the drop for Black Hood. It’s one of the best books I’ve seen in a while.

  11. The TMNT Mutanimals mini had a surprise cameo in issue 2 from an original member that they didn’t advertise. And my favourite. I think it was his first appearance in the IDW universe. I won’t spoil who :)

  12. Likewise, I was shocked that The Black Hood had such a high second issue drop. It’s an AMAZING comic that everyone should check out.

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