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By Kate Reynolds

December felt like a rough month for comics, with seven titles seeing a drop of over 40% of their readers. The month wasn’t all bad, however, as it also saw the release of Bitch Planet from Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro. It had the highest release of December, followed by Rumble (Image), Hellboy and the BRPD (Dark Horse), and The Valiant (Valiant Entertainment).

This month 133 independent titles hit the top 300 list, which is down from last month’s total of 140. Despite the loss of seven title, indie sales were up 1.2% with 1,506,427 issues sold compared to last month’s 1,488,193. That brings the average number of comics sold to 11,327 which is also up from last month. Nice to end the year on a positive note!

In terms of individual publisher, Image leads the pack with 9.89% retail market share and a 10.40% unit market share, which is slightly down from November. IDW picked up this slack with a 6.10% retail market share and a 4.17% unit market share, followed by Dark Horse with a 3.47% retail market share and a 2.95% unit market share. Boom! Studios came out ahead of Dynamite this month, with a 2.66% retail market share and 2.82% unit market share compared to Dynamite’s 2.58% retail market share and 2.26% unit market share.

UK and European sales from Diamond UK are not reported in this chart.

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

12.) Walking Dead #135 (Image)
10/1/2014    WALKING DEAD #132 (MR)    326,334    (+367.5)
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%)

Unsurprisingly, the Walking Dead continues to be the king of indie comics. Slight decrease this month, but still going strong.

41.) Wytches #3 (Image)
10/1/2014    WYTCHES #1 (MR) 67,996   
11/1/2014    WYTCHES #2 (MR) 58,345    (-14.2%)
12/1/2014    WYTCHES #3 (MR) 43,240    (-25.9%)

This stellar series from Scott Snyder and JOCK is still finding it’s footing, but 40k readers is nothing to scoff at for a third issue.

50.) Bitch Planet #1 (Image)
12/1/2014    BITCH PLANET #1 (MR) [*]    $3.50    IMA    39,011

Strong debut for this #noncompliant title from Kelley Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro. With only one issue out before the end of 2014, many “Best Of” lists still included Bitch Planet. I’ll be interested to see what kind of second issue drop it has, but in the meantime you should just read this book.

54.) Outcast #6 (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%)

We’re still seeing some steady drops for this title.

56.) East of West #16 (Image)
6/1/2014    EAST OF WEST #12    7,056    (-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%)

Huge upswing this month as East of West beings “Year Two”.

63.) Autumnlands Tooth & Claw #2 (Image)
11/1/2014    TOOTH & CLAW #1 (MR)        41,181   
12/1/2014    AUTUMNLANDS T&C #2 (MR) [*]    33,272    (-19.2%)

Even with a slight title change, this comic managed to only suffer a standard second issue drop.

92.) Afterlife with Archie #7 (Archie Comics)
10/1/2013    AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #1    41,533   
11/1/2013    AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #2    19,188    (-53.8%)
1/1/2014    AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #3    24,266    (+26.5%)
3/1/2014    AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #4    24,165    (-0.4%)
5/1/2014    AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #5    27,071    (+12%)
7/1/2014    AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #6    25,702    (-5.1%)
12/1/2014    AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #7    27,157    (+5.7%)

An increase in sales this month for Afterlife with Archie, although if it holds true to pattern we’ll see a decrease next month.

112.) Sex Criminals #9 (Image)
3/1/2014    SEX CRIMINALS #5 (MR)    22,593    (+0.07%)
6/1/2014    SEX CRIMINALS #6 (MR)    26,309    (+16.4%)
8/1/2014    SEX CRIMINALS #7 (MR)    24,385    (-7.3%)
10/1/2014    SEX CRIMINALS #8 (MR)    23,938    (-1.8%)
12/1/2014    SEX CRIMINALS #9 (MR)    22,597    (-5.6%)

Another decrease for Sex Criminals, but it’s holding steady in the lower 20k range.

113. Rumble #1 (Image)
113    12/1/2014    RUMBLE #1 (MR)     22,527

I’m going to go ahead and say that 20k readers for a comic about a Warrior Scarecrow God is a pretty solid debut.

114.) Hellboy and the BRPD (Dark Horse)
12/1/2014    HELLBOY AND THE BPRD #1    22,368

It’s Hellboy, it’s Mike Mignoala (and John Arcudi, Alex Maleev, David Steward), so naturally it’s the best-selling Dark Horse comic to come out this month.

115.) Wicked & Divine #6 (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%)

The second story arc of Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie’s, and Matt Wilson’s irreverent and blasphemous comic starts off by…alienating readers? I just finished the first trade, and I’m itching for more, so this drop feels a bit anomalous.

119.) Low #5 (Image)
7/1/2014    LOW #1 (MR)    43,340    --
8/1/2014    LOW #2 (MR)    28,426    (-34.4%)
9/1/2014    LOW #3 (MR)    24,308    (-14.5%)
10/1/2014    LOW #4 (MR)    23,530    (-3.2%)
12/1/2014    LOW #5 (MR)    21,584    (-8.2%)

Another drop for Low, which might drop below 20,000 next month.

121.) The Valiant (Valiant)
12/1/2014    THE VALIANT #1    21,364

For all of you feeling concerned for Valiant, this new mini-series combining the talents of Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera had a strong debut.

132.) Black Science #11 (Image)
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%)

Slight drop.

140. Southern Bastards #6 (Image)
4/1/2014    SOUTHERN BASTARDS #1 (MR)    38,029   
5/1/2014    SOUTHERN BASTARDS #2 (MR)    25,811    (-32.1%)
7/1/2014    SOUTHERN BASTARDS #3 (MR)    21,313    (-17.4%)
9/1/2014    SOUTHERN BASTARDS #4 (MR)    22,317    (+4.7%)
10/1/2014    SOUTHERN BASTARDS #5 (MR)    21,932    (-1.7%)
12/1/2014    SOUTHERN BASTARDS #6 (MR)    18,637    (-15.0%)

Sizable drop.

142.) They're Not Like Us #1 (Image)
12/1/2014    THEYRE NOT LIKE US #1 (MR)    $2.99    IMA    18,015

Strong debut, even with a standard 20-30% drop we should still see the next issues above the 10k mark.

143.) My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (IDW)
11/1/2013    My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #13    35,653    (+50.5%)
12/1/2013    My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #14    22,990    (-35.5%)
1/1/2014    My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #15    27,461    (+19.4%)
2/1/2014    My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #16    26,942    (-1.9%)
3/1/2014    My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #17    26,683    (-0.9%)
4/1/2014    My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #18    26,091    (-2.2%)
5/1/2014    My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #19    22,820    (-12.5%)
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%)

A significant drop this month after a significant climb in the previous month. My Little Pony often bounces back from drops, but this may just be a case of attrition finally catching up to the ponies.

144.) Star Trek Planet of the Apes #1 (IDW)
12/1/2014    STAR TREK PLANET OF THE APES #1    17,307

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, Star Trek fans are the best fans to have on your side…if you’re looking for strong sales.

151.) BTVS Seasons 10 #10 (Dark Horse)
7/1/2014    Btvs Season 10 #5    18,827    (-2.8%)
8/1/2014    Btvs Season 10 #6    18,121    (-3.7%)
9/1/2014    Btvs Season 10 #7    17,701    (-2.3%)
10/1/2014    BTVS SEASON 10 #8    17,729    (+1.6%)
11/1/2014    BTVS SEASON 10 #9    17,067    (-3.7%)
12/1/2014    BTVS SEASON 10 #10    16,448    (-3.6%)

Some minor attrition.

155.) Escape from New York #1 (Boom! Studios)
12/1/2014    ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #1    $3.99    BOO    15,450

I love that this is the SECOND Kurt Russell property that Boom! Studios has recently put out. I, and fifteen thousand other members of society, have been waiting a long time for this.

158.) TMNT Ghosbusters #3 (IDW)
10/1/2014    TMNT GHOSTBUSTERS #1 21,223   
11/1/2014    TMNT GHOSTBUSTERS #2    16,624    (-21.7%)
12/1/2014    TMNT GHOSTBUSTERS #3    15,264    (-8.2%)

Minor third-issue drop. Erik Burnham and Dan Schoening continue to masterfully capture the tone of both franchises, providing laughs and warm fuzzies to all who read this series.

159.) My Little Pony: Friends Forever #12 (IDW)
7/1/2014    MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #7    19,850    (+9.5%)
8/1/2014    MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #8    17,444    (-12%)
9/1/2014    MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #9    16,803    (-3.7%)
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%)

Minor attrition.

160.) TMNT Ongoing (IDW)
2/1/2014    TMNT ONGOING #31    $3.99    IDW    14,684    (-2.0%)
3/1/2014    TMNT ONGOING #32    $3.99    IDW    15,040    (+2.4%)
5/1/2014    TMNT ONGOING #33    $3.99    IDW    16,736    (+11.2%)
6/1/2014    TMNT ONGOING #34    $3.99    IDW    17,442    (+4.2%)
6/1/2014    TMNT ONGOING #35    $3.99    IDW    15,174    (-13.0%)
7/1/2014    TMNT ONGOING #36    $3.99    IDW    15,415    (+1.6%)
8/1/2014    TMNT ONGOING #37    $3.99    IDW    15,470    (+0.4%)
10/1/2014    TMNT ONGOING #38    $3.99    IDW    15,498    (+0.2%)
10/1/2014    TMNT ONGOING #39    $3.99    IDW    15,235    (-1.7%)
11/1/2014    TMNT ONGOING #40    $3.99    IDW    14,734    (-3.3%)
12/1/2014    TMNT ONGOING #41    $3.99    IDW    14,970    (+1.6%)

Some mostly minor ups and downs have this series going relatively steady for the last ten issues. Turtle Power!

166.) Birthright #3 (Image)
10/1/2014    BIRTHRIGHT #1     $2.99    IMA    27,234   
11/1/2014    BIRTHRIGHT #2    $2.99    IMA    18,484    (-32.1%)
12/1/2014    BIRTHRIGHT #3    $2.99    IMA    14,247    (-22.9%)

This title still hasn’t found it’s happy place.

163 & 169.) Doctor Who 11th #6 & #5 (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%)

An increase in both issues released this month. Color me impressed!

167.) Doctor Who 12th #3 (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%)

Much smaller drop this month, a smidgen below the 11th Doctor on this same issue.

168.) Doctor Who 10th #5 (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%)

Minor drop. If we’re going strictly by comic readers, the 11th Doctor is the crowd favorite.

171.) Alien vs. Predator Fire and Stone #3 (Dark Horse)
10/1/2014    ALIEN VS PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #1     20,319   
11/1/2014    ALIEN VS PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #2    13,942    (-31.4%)
12/1/2014    ALIEN VS PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #3    13,261    (-4.9%)

Still selling solid for a mini series.

173.) Prometheus Fire and Stone #4 (Dark Horse)
9/1/2014    PROMETHEUS FIRE AND STONE #1    19,468   
10/1/2014    PROMETHEUS FIRE AND STONE #2    14,407    (-24.8%)
11/1/2014    PROMETHEUS FIRE AND STONE #3    13,624    (-5.4%)
12/1/2014    PROMETHEUS FIRE AND STONE #4    13,237    (-2.8%)

Finishing strong before the conclusion in Prometheus: Omega.

177.) Aliens Fire and Stone #4 (Dark Horse)
9/1/2013    ALIENS FIRE AND STONE #1    19,878   
10/1/2014    ALIENS FIRE AND STONE #2    14,240    (-28.4%)
11/1/2014    ALIENS FIRE AND STONE #3    13,357    (-6.2%)
12/1/2014    ALIENS FIRE AND STONE #4    12,735    (-4.7%)

Minor drop.

182. Predator Fire and Stone (Dark Horse)
10/1/2014    PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #1 [*]    17,166   
11/1/2014    PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #2    12,695    (-26.0%)
12/1/2014    PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #3    12,128    (-4.5%)

Predator Fire and Stone may be trailing behind the other Fire and Stone series, but it’s still holding its own.

 175.) Manifest Destiny (Image)
6/1/2014    MANIFEST DESTINY #7    21,500    (+44.8%)
7/1/2014    MANIFEST DESTINY #8    15,060    (-29.9%)
8/1/2014    MANIFEST DESTINY #9    14,672    (-2.6%)
9/1/2014    MANIFEST DESTINY #10    14,312    (-2.4%)
10/1/2014    MANIFEST DESTINY #11    13,620    (-4.8%)
12/1/2014    MANIFEST DESTINY #12 12,987    (-4.6%)

Some standard attrition for the last few issues.

178.) Crossed Plus 100 #1 (Avatar)
12/1/2014    CROSSED PLUS 100 #1    12,666

I expected Alan Moore to attract more readers for this debut.

180.) Shaft #1 (Dynamite Entertainment)
12/1/2014    SHAFT #1 (MR)    12,430

A standard second issue drop should see this falling below the 10k mark by the second or third issue.

183.) Spawn #249 (Image)
7/1/2014    Spawn #245    12,090    (+2.1%)
8/1/2014    Spawn #246    13,343    (+10.4%)
10/1/2014    SPAWN #247    12,023    (-9.9%)
11/1/2014    SPAWN #248    11,934    (-0.7%)
12/1/2014    SPAWN #249    12,121    (+1.6%)

Slight increase this month sees Spawn holding steady.

184.) Nailbiter #8 (Image)
5/1/2014    NAILBITER #1 (MR)    22,746   
6/1/2014    NAILBITER #2 (MR)    15,193    (-33.2%)
7/1/2014    NAILBITER #3 (MR)    16,581    (+9.1%)
8/1/2014    NAILBITER #4 (MR)    14,706    (-11.3%)
9/1/2014    NAILBITER #5 (MR)    14,947    (+1.6%)
10/1/2014    NAILBITER #6 (MR)    13,340    (-10.8%)
11/1/2014    NAILBITER #7 (MR)    12,361    (-5.3%)
12/1/2014    NAILBITER #8 (MR)    12,096    (-2.1%)

Minor drop this month.

187 & 192.) Adventure Time #34 & #35 (Boom!)
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%)

Some attrition following a large drop in October.

191.) Copperhead #4 (Image)
9/1/2014    COPPERHEAD #1    24,272   
10/1/2014    COPPERHEAD #2    17,250    (-28.9%)
11/1/2014    COPPERHEAD #3    12,079    (-30.0%)
12/1/2014    COPPERHEAD #4    11,241    (-6.9%)

A smaller drop this month hopefully means the numbers will hold steadier for next.

193.) Django Zorro #2 (Dynamite Entertainment)
11/1/2014    DJANGO ZORRO #1    15,468   
12/1/2014    DJANGO ZORRO #2    11,001    (-28.9%)

The drop falls within the average second-drop range, though it is on the higher end.

194.) Garbage Pail Kids #1 (IDW)
12/1/2014    GARBAGE PAIL KIDS COMIC BOOK PUKETACULAR #1    10,996

I personally think some fads should stay in their decade, but ten thousand readers proved me wrong this month.

195.) Angel and Faith Season 10 #9 (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%)

If this series was a surgeon, I feel like it would have steady enough hands to operate on me.

196.) Army of Darkness Vol. 4 #1 (Dynamite Entertainment)
12/1/2014    ARMY OF DARKNESS VOL 4 #1    10,814

Army of Darkness:Hitched debuted to similar numbers, and I expect it drop find its niche around the 5k mark.

199.) Shutter #7 (Image)
4/1/2014    SHUTTER #1 (MR)    18,984   
5/1/2014    SHUTTER #2 (MR)    12,267    (-35.4%)
6/1/2014    SHUTTER #3 (MR)    9,887    (-19.4%)
7/1/2014    SHUTTER #4 (MR)    9,107    (-7.9%)
8/1/2014    SHUTTER #5 (MR) 8,140    (-10.6%)
9/1/2014    SHUTTER #6 (MR)    7,499    (-7.9%)
12/1/2014    SHUTTER #7 (MR)    10,669    (+42.2%)

A huge spike in readers this month as Shutter begins its second story arc. I’m a huge fan of this series…and it’s not just because the main character and I share the same first name.

200.) Big Trouble in Little China #7 (Boom!)
6/1/2014    BTiLC #1    $3.99    BOO    24,160    --
7/1/2014    BTiLC #2    $3.99    BOO    14,838    (-38.6%)
8/1/2014    BTiLC #3    $3.99    BOO    14,076    (-5.1%)
9/1/2014    BTiLC #4    $3.99    BOO    13,370    (-5.0%)
10/1/2014   BTiLC #5    $3.99    BOO    12,598    (-5.8%)
11/1/2014   BTiLC #6    $3.99    BOO    11,483    (-8.9%)
12/1/2014   BTiLC #7    $3.99    BOO    10,482    (-8.7%)

Another steady drop for this title. I’m probably biased because of the number of Kurt Russel fans in my life, but I hope to see this stabilize soon.

201.) Drifter #2 (Image)
11/1/2014    DRIFTER #1 (MR)    $3.50    IMA    20,887   
12/1/2014    DRIFTER #2 (MR)    $3.50    IMA    10,443    (-50.0%)

An abnormally large second issue drop for indie comics.

202.) Chew #45 (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%)

Minor attrition at play for one of Image’s long running comics, even with a slight increase in cover price this month.

203.) Graveyard Shift #1 (Image)
12/1/2014    GRAVEYARD SHIFT #1    10,388
205.) Wayward #5 (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%)

Minor attrition this month. While it might drop below 10k with the next issue, this comic definitely has a solid fanbase.

206.) Ragnarok #3 (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%)

Ragnarok (the end) may come for this title if the numbers continue dropping like this. Pray to the gods (the Norse ones) that this doesn’t happen!

 207.) Star Trek Ongoing #39 (IDW)
6/1/2014    STAR TREK ONGOING #34    10,216    (+4.8%)
7/1/2014    STAR TREK ONGOING #35    10,089    (-1.2%)
8/1/2014    STAR TREK ONGOING #36    10,017    (-0.7%)
9/1/2014    STAR TREK ONGOING #37    9,893    (-1.2%)
11/1/2014    STAR TREK ONGOING #38    10,150    (+2.6%)
12/1/2014    STAR TREK ONGOING #39    9,931    (-2.2%)

Up last month, down this one.

209.) George Perez's Sirens (Boom!)
9/1/2014    GEORGE PEREZ SIRENS #1    24,900   
12/1/2014    GEORGE PEREZ SIRENS #2    9,837    (-60.5%)

A rather large second issue drop. It looked fascinating when it came to my attention, so the drop is surprising.

210.) Supreme Blue Rose #5 (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%)

Another steep drop for Supreme Blue Rose.

 211.) Rasputin #3 (Image)
10/1/2014    RASPUTIN #1 (MR)    21,373   
11/1/2014    RASPUTIN #2 (MR)    11,693    (-45.3%)
12/1/2014    RASPUTIN #3 (MR)    9,775    (-16.4%)

The hits keep coming for Rasputin, which at least somewhat holds to historical accuracy.

 212.) Transformers More than Meets the Eye #36 (IDW)
11/1/2014    Transformers MTMTE #35     9,390    (-2.9%)
12/1/2014    Transformers MTMTE #36     9,159    (-2.5%)

Minor losses as More than Meets the Eye heads into a new story arc.

 213.) X-Files Season 10 #19 (IDW)
7/1/2014    X-fILES SEASON 10 #14    10,850    (-5.6%)
8/1/2014    X-FILES SEASON 10 #15    10,581    (-2.5%)
9/1/2014    X-FILES SEASON 10 #16    10,067    (-4.9%)
10/1/2013   X-FILES SEASON 10 #17    9,865    (-2.0%)
11/1/2014   X-FILES SEASON 10 #18    9,915    (+0.5%)
12/1/2014   X-FILES SEASON 10 #19    9,121    (-8.0%)

Natural attrition for an unnatural book.

215.) Lady Demon #1 (Dynamite Entertainment)
12/1/2014    LADY DEMON #1    9,016
217.) Lumberjanes #9 (Boom!)
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%)

Another drop, but this issue of Lumberjanes followed a spectacular finale to the first story arc, and gave readers some truly spooky storytelling.

218.) John Carter Warlord #2 (Dynamite Entertainment)
135    11/1/2014    JOHN CARTER WARLORD #1    15,930   
218    12/1/2014    JOHN CARTER WARLORD #2 8,858    (-44.4%)

Large second issue drop.

219.) Bobs Burgers #5 (Dynamite Entertainment)
8/1/2014    BOBS BURGERS #1    20,157   
9/1/2014    BOBS BURGERS #2    11,030    (-45.2%)
10/1/2014    BOBS BURGERS #3    9,571    (-13.2%)
11/1/2014    BOBS BURGERS #4    10,160    (+6.2%)
12/1/2014    BOBS BURGERS #5    8,829    (-13.1%)

The increase last month may have been a fluke, as we see a large decrease this month.

220.) Revival #26 (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%)

Sad to see another drop after last month’s bump, and not just because I really wanted to make more revival jokes.

221.) Alex + Ada #11 (Image)
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%)

Some natural attrition for Alex and Ada. The trope of “teaching a robot to love” may be a niche audience, but I am still a huge fan of this title.

222.) Sonic the Hedgehog #267 (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%)

Sonic continues to shake off minor attrition each month. He’s not afraid of anything as longs as he’s still got some rings.

225.) GI Joe (2014) #4 (IDW)
9/1/2014    GI JOE (2014) #1    6,848   
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%)

A stabilizing drop this month for the GI Joe.

226.) Rai #5 (Valiant)
4/1/2014    RAI #1    29,137   
6/1/2014    RAI #2    13,448    (-53.8%)
7/1/2014    RAI #3    10,665    (-20.7%)
8/1/2014    RAI #4    9,394    (-12.4%)
12/1/2014    RAI #5     8,280    (-11.9%)

Another fast drop for Rai this month. I hesitate to call it attrition while the losses are still over 10%

227.) Squarriors #1 (Devil's Due)
12/1/2014    SQUARRIORS #1 (MR)    8,276

The first issue of Squarriors was funded via Kickstarter, with a total of 420 backers. While 8k may seem like a low debut number, it’s almost twenty times the initial number of Kickstarter backers. Not so bad then.

228.) Sonic Boom #2 (Archie Comics)
10/1/2014    SONIC BOOM #1    17,228   
12/1/2014    SONIC BOOM #2    8,216    (-52.3)

Large second issue drop for Sonic Boom.

229.) Conan the Avenger #9 (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%)

Slow and steady attrition.

230.) Godzilla Cataclysm #5 (IDW)
8/1/2014    GODZILLA CATACLYSM #1    11,868   
9/1/2014    GODZILLA CATACLYSM #2    8,859    (-25.4%)
10/1/2014    GODZILLA CATACLYSM #3    8,624    (-2.7%)
11/1/2014    GODZILLA CATACLYSM #4    7,981    (-7.5%)
12/1/2014    GODZILLA CATACLYSM #5    7,892    (-1.1%)

Minor losses this month.

232.) Tomb Raider #11 (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    (-5.25)

Attrition is a comic book’s worst enemy. If superheroes can’t fight it, why should Lara Croft be able to?

233.) Transformers: Drift - Empire of Stone #2 (IDW)
11/1/2014    TRANSFORMERS DRIFT EMPIRE OF STONE #1    9,246   
12/1/2014    TRANSFORMERS DRIFT EMPIRE OF STONE #2    7,729    (-16.4%)

A pretty minor second issue drop as far as these things go.

234.) BRPD Hell on Earth #126 (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    (0.00%)
11/1/2014    BPRD HELL ON EARTH #125    7,534    (-2.9%)
12/1/2014    BPRD HELL ON EARTH #126    7,535    (0.00%)

Minimal attrition, with readers staying ever faithful.

235.) Annihilator #5 (Random House)
9/1/2014    ANNIHILATOR #1    10,345    --
10/1/2014    ANNIHILATOR #2    6,482    (-37.3%)
11/1/2014    ANNIHILATOR #3    8,383    (+29.3%)
12/1/2014    ANNIHILATOR #4    7,519    (-10.3%)

The numbers have been up and down for Annihilator. We’ll look to next month’s numbers to establish a firmer trend.

238.) Intersect #2 (Image)
11/1/2014    INTERSECT #1 (MR)    18,292   
12/1/2014    INTERSECT #2 (MR)    7,437    (-59.3%)

A huge second issue drop for Intersect. I’m crossing my fingers in hopes that it will still be on next month’s charts.

239.) New Vampirella #7 (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%)

A tiny upswing this month.

240.) X-O Manowar #31 (Valiant)
5/1/2014    X-O MANOWAR #25    12,493    (+45.4%)
6/1/2014    X-O MANOWAR #26    10,083    (-19.3%)
7/1/2014    X-O MANOWAR #27    9,183    (-8.9%)
8/1/2014    X-O MANOWAR #28    9,634    (+4.9%)
9/1/2014    X-O MANOWAR #29    8,566    (-11.1%)
11/1/2014    X-O MANOWAR #30    8,354    (-2.5%)
12/1/2014    X-O MANOWAR #31    7,398    (-11.4%)

A significant drop after a month of semi-stability.

241.) Cowl #7 (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%)

Another significant drop this month, with no signs of stopping.

244.) Humans #2 (Image)
11/1/2014    HUMANS #1 (MR)    17,274   
12/1/2014    HUMANS #2 (MR)    7,132    (-58.7%)

I officially dub Decemeber the month of the ridiculous second issue drops.

246.) God Hates Astronauts #4 (Image)
9/1/2014    GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #1 (MR)    16,689   
10/1/2014    GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #2 (MR)    10,178    (-39.0%)
11/1/2014    GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #3 (MR)    8,017    (-21.2%)
12/1/2014    GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #4 (MR)    7,008    (-12.6%)

While God Hates Astronauts is still dropping a bit more than average for a fourth issue, the drops do show signs of slowing down.

247.) Sonic Universe #71 (Archie Comics)
10/1/2014    SONIC UNIVERSE #68    7,438    (-1.8%)
10/1/2014    SONIC UNIVERSE #69    7,378    (-0.8%)
11/1/2014    SONIC UNIVERSE #70    7,161    (-2.9%)
12/1/2014    SONIC UNIVERSE #71    6,998    (-2.3%)

Attrition.

248.) Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #19 (IDW)
3/1/2014    GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #10    6,677    (+0.2%)
4/1/2014    GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #11    6,917    (-3.6%)
5/1/2014    GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #12    7,890    (+14.1%)
6/1/2014    GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #13    6,980    (-11.5%)
7/1/2014    GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #14    7,144    (+2.3%)
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%)

Some recent attrition, but the numbers are still slightly higher than they were just ten issues ago.

249.) Rachel Rising #30 (Abstract Studio)
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%)

The losses for Rachel Rising are so minimal they’re almost not worth mentioning. Terry Moore’s masterpiece continues to have a cult following.

250.) War Stories #3 (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%)

A third issue gain isn’t unheard of, but it is still applaud worthy.

251.) Bee and Puppycat #7 (Boom!)
5/1/2014    BEE AND PUPPYCAT #1    12,204    --
6/1/2014    BEE AND PUPPYCAT #2    7,557    (-38.1%)
8/1/2014    BEE AND PUPPYCAT #3    8,031    (+6.3%)
9/1/2014    BEE AND PUPPYCAT #4    7,556    (-5.9%)
10/1/2014    BEE AND PUPPYCAT #5    7,255    (-4.0%)
11/1/2014    BEE AND PUPPYCAT #6    7,055    (-2.8%)
12/1/2014    BEE AND PUPPYCAT #7    6,801    (-3.6%)

Continued attrition won’t stop my love of this title.

252.) Savage Dragon #200 (Image)
6/1/2013    Savage Dragon #181    4,556    (-0.8%)
10/1/2013    Savage Dragon #182    ????    ????
11/1/2013    Savage Dragon #183    4,603    ????
1/1/2013    Savage Dragon #184    4,366    (-5.1%)
3/1/2013    Savage Dragon #185    4,457    (+2.1%)
5/1/2013    SAVAGE DRAGON #186    ????    ????
5/1/2013    SAVAGE DRAGON #187    ????    ????
6/1/2013    SAVAGE DRAGON #188    4,319    ????
7/1/2013    SAVAGE DRAGON #189    ????    ????
8/1/2013    SAVAGE DRAGON #190    5,078    ????
10/1/2013    SAVAGE DRAGON #191    ????    ????
12/1/2013    SAVAGE DRAGON #192    ????    ????
2/1/2014    SAVAGE DRAGON #193    4,979    ????
4/1/2014    SAVAGE DRAGON #194    ????    ????
6/1/2014    SAVAGE DRAGON #195    ????    ????
7/1/2014    SAVAGE DRAGON #196    ????    ????
8/1/2014    SAVAGE DRAGON #197    ????    ????
9/1/2014    SAVAGE DRAGON #198    ????    ????
10/1/2013    SAVAGE DRAGON #199    ????    ????
12/1/2014    SAVAGE DRAGON #200    6,798    ????

We haven’t exactly had solid numbers on Savage Dragon for some time. That said, the 200th issue managed to get the book back on the board, in spite of a $8.99 price tag.

253.) Goon Occasion of Revenge #4 (Dark Horse)
7/1/2014    GOON OCCASION OF REVENGE #1    9,736   
8/1/2014    GOON OCCASION OF REVENGE #2    7,865    (-19.2%)
10/1/2014    GOON OCCASION OF REVENGE #3    7,436    (-5.5%)
12/1/2014    GOON OCCASION OF REVENGE #4    6,794    (-8.6%)

Just above average drop this month for Goon.

254.) Simpsons Comics #216 (Bongo)
3/1/2014    SIMPSONS COMICS #210    6,334    (-2.7%)
4/1/2014    SIMPSONS COMICS #211    6,390    (+0.9%)
6/1/2014    SIMPSONS COMICS #212    6,619    (-3.6%)
7/1/2014    SIMPSONS COMICS #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%)

Negligible attrition.

257.) Justice Inc. #5 (Dynamite Entertainment)
8/1/2014    JUSTICE INC #1    12,020   
9/1/2014    JUSTICE INC#2    8,651    (-28.0%)
10/1/2014    JUSTICE INC #3    7,546    (-12.8%)
11/1/2014    JUSTICE INC #4    7,057    (-6.5%)
12/1/2014    JUSTICE INC #5    6,660    (-5.6%)

Edging ever nearer stabilization.

258.) Abe Sapien #18 (Dark Horse)
 
2/1/2014    ABE SAPIEN #10    7,995    (-6.1%)
3/1/2014    ABE SAPIEN #11    7,825    (-2.1%)
5/1/2014    ABE SAPIEN #12    7,559    (-3.4%)
6/1/2014    ABE SAPIEN #13    7,674    (+1.5%)
7/1/2014    ABE SAPIEN #14    7,469    (-2.7%)
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%)

Continued attrition makes this the poorest selling Hellboy adjacent title on the list.

259.) Mega Man #44 (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%)

Mega Man continues to be very content in the 6k range.

260.) October Faction #3 (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%)

If the decreases slow down for the fourth issue – like many do – then we should see this on the board again next month.

261.) Shadow Show #2 (IDW)
11/1/2014    SHADOW SHOW #1    8,634   
12/1/2014    SHADOW SHOW #2    6,412    (-25.7%)

Standard second issue drop.

263.) GI Joe a Real American Hero #209 (IDW)
9/1/2014    GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #204    7,651    (+16.6%)
10/1/2014    GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #207    6,494    (-16.1%)
11/1/2014    GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #208    7,810    (+20.3%)
12/1/2014    GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #209    6,344    (-18.8%)

There’s been some flip-flopping back and forth for the previous few issues. Ideally next month we’ll learn whether it’s trending up or down.

264.) Vampirella Feary Tales #3 (Dynamite Entertainment)
10/1/2014    VAMPIRELLA FEARY TALES #1    10,571   
11/1/2014    VAMPIRELLA FEARY TALES #2    6,607    (-37.5%)
12/1/2014    VAMPIRELLA FEARY TALES #3    6,341    (-4.0%)

If the drops continue to be this small next month, I’ll officially commit to Feary Tales finding it’s niche.

265.) Little Nemo Return to Slumberland #3 (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%)
266.) Uber #20 (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%)

Each month brings minor losses to Uber. From what I’ve heard about the book, these casualties might mirror the violence within the pages.

267.) Harbinger Faith #0 (Valiant)
12/1/2014    HARBINGER FAITH #0    6,170

I won’t lie, it’s not usually good to see a first issue so far down this list. However, there are occasionally increases after a zero issue, so we won’t say farewell yet.

268.) Adventure Time Banana Guard Academy #6 (Boom!)
7/1/2014    ADV TIME BGA #1    $3.99    BOO    10,402   
8/1/2014    ADV TIME BGA #2    $3.99    BOO    8,287    (-20.4%)
10/1/2014   ADV TIME BGA #3    $3.99    BOO    7,977    (-3.7%)
10/1/2014   ADV TIME BGA #4    $3.99    BOO    7,453    (-6.6%)
11/1/2014   ADV TIME BTG #5    $3.99    BOO    6,514    (-12.6%)
12/1/2014   ADV TIME BTG #6    $3.99    BOO    6,148    (-5.6%)

The Banana Guard is definitely the black sheep of the Adventure Time family, but it seems to be stabilizing at least.

269.) Game of Thrones #23 (Dynamite Entertainment)
3/1/2014    GAME OF THRONES #19 (MR)    7,043    (-6.3%)
4/1/2014    GAME OF THRONES #20 (MR)    6,938    (-1.5%)
8/1/2014    GAME OF THRONES #21 (MR)    7,010    (+1.0%)
11/1/2014    GAME OF THRONES #22 (MR)    6,696    (-4.5%)
12/1/2014    GAME OF THRONES #23 (MR)    6,120    (-8.6%)

Perhaps readership will increase with the advent of the next television season.

270.) TMNT New Animated Adventures #18 (IDW)
4/1/2014    TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #10    5,911    (-1.6%)
5/1/2014    TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #11    6,075    (+2.8%)
6/1/2014    TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #12    7,577    (+24.7%)
7/1/2014    TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #13    7,158    (-5.5%)
8/1/2014    TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #14    6,420    (-10.3%)
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%)

Minor drop this month, although a bump up could happen at anytime it seems.

271.) Woods #8 (Boom!)
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%)

At this point a seven percent drop just seems standard.

272.) Unity #13 (Valiant)
3/1/2014    UNITY #5    12,268    (+15.3%)
4/1/2014    UNITY #6    9,351    (-23.8%)
5/1/2014    UNITY #7    8,653    (-7.5%)
6/1/2014    UNITY #8    9,442    (+9.1%)
7/1/2014    UNITY #9    8,485    (-10.1%)
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%)

One of the smallest losses the title has taken yet!

273.) Abigail and the Snowman #1 (Boom!)
12/1/2014    ABIGAIL AND THE SNOWMAN #1    6,050

Comics targeting children that aren’t based on previous intellectual property are always a hard sale. That doesn’t stop Abgail and the Snowman from being an adorable series.

274.) Samurai Jack #15 (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%)

Some attrition in the last few months.

275.) Spongebob Comics #39 (Universal)
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%)

Minuscule attrition.

276.) Sons of Anarchy #16 (Boom!)
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%)

If the trend continues, this title may soon drop off the top 300 list.

278.) Skylanders #3 (IDW)
10/1/2014    SKYLANDERS #1 [*]    12,361   
11/1/2014    SKYLANDERS #2 [*]    7,665    (-38.0%)
12/1/2014    SKYLANDERS #3 [*]    5,882    (-23.2%)

Skylanders as a franchise already sees children clamoring for more. If it came down to a decision between a new Skylanders figure and a Skylanders comic, I’d probably choose the toy. That said, my friend reads these to her 2nd grade classroom and they adore each issue.

279.) God id Dead #25 (Avatar)
6/1/2014    GOD IS DEAD #15 (MR)    8,262    (-1.3%)
7/1/2014    GOD IS DEAD #16 (MR)    8,029    (-2.8%)
7/1/2014    GOD IS DEAD #17 (MR)    7,759    (-3.4%)
8/1/2014    GOD IS DEAD #18 (MR)    7,358    (-5.2%)
9/1/2014    GOD IS DEAD #19 (MR)    6,857    (-6.8%)
9/1/2014    GOD IS DEAD #20 (MR)    6,667    (-2.8%)
10/1/2014    GOD IS DEAD #21 (MR)    6,579    (-1.3%)
10/1/2014    GOD IS DEAD #22 (MR)    6,457    (-1.9%)
11/1/2014    GOD IS DEAD #24 (MR)    5,902    (-8.6%)
12/1/2014    GOD IS DEAD #25 (MR)    5,874    (-0.5%)

The readers held faithful this month as Avatar Press launched an over-sized edition to celebrate the title’s 25th issue. The $5.99 price tag may have scared off the new readers the comic hoped to attract with a new jumping on point.

280.) Eternal Warrior Days of Steel #2 (Valiant)
11/1/2014    ETERNAL WARRIOR DAYS OF STEEL #1     6,785   
12/1/2014    ETERNAL WARRIOR DAYS OF STEEL #2    5,760    (-15.1%)

A lower than average second issue drop.

281.) Twilight Zone #10 (Dynamite Entertainment)
12/1/2013    Twilight Zone #1    21,723   
2/1/2014    Twilight Zone #2    11,537    (-46.9%)
3/1/2014    Twilight Zone #3    10,061    (-12.8%)
4/1/2014    Twilight Zone #4    9,014    (-10.4%)
5/1/2014    Twilight Zone #5    8,140    (-9.7%)
7/1/2014    Twilight Zone #6    7,528    (-7.5%)
7/1/2014    Twilight Zone #7    6,976    (-7.3%)
9/1/2014    Twilight Zone #8    6,633    (-4.7%)
10/1/2014    Twilight Zone #9    ????    ????
12/1/2014    Twilight Zone #10    5,680    ????

Back on the board after a month away.

282.) Flash Gordon #10 (Dynamite Entertainment)
4/1/2014    FLASH GORDON #1    $3.99    DE    14,398   
5/1/2014    FLASH GORDON #2    $3.99    DE    8,255    (-42.7%)
6/1/2014    FLASH GORDON #3    $3.99    DE    7,034    (-14.8%)
8/1/2014    FLASH GORDON #4    $3.99    DE    6,657    (-5.4%)
8/1/2014    FLASH GORDON #5    $3.99    DE    6,257    (-6.0%)
12/1/2014    FLASH GORDON #7    $3.99    DE    5,658    (-9.6%)

Another drop like this might see Flash Gordon drop off the charts.

283.) BSG Death of Apollo #1 (Dynamite Entertainment)
12/1/2014    BSG DEATH OF APOLLO #1    5,626

I want to know what this debut says about fan feelings towards Apollo.

284.) Massive #30 (Dark Horse)
6/1/2012    Massive #1    22,173   
7/1/2012    Massive #2    16,600    (-25.1%)
8/1/2012    Massive #3    15,310    (-7.8%)
9/1/2012    Massive #4    13,427    (-12.3%)
10/1/2012   Massive #5    12,698    (-5.4%)
11/1/2012   Massive #6    11,455    (-9.8%)
12/1/2012   Massive #7    10,854    (-5.2%)
1/1/2013    Massive #8    10,206    (-6.0%)
2/1/2013    Massive #9     9,936    (-2.6%)
3/1/2013    Massive #10    9,795    (-1.4%)
4/1/2013    Massive #11    9,661    (-1.4%)
5/1/2013    Massive #12    9,489    (-1.8%)
6/1/2013    Massive #13    9,371    (-1.2%)
7/1/2013    Massive #14    8,983    (-4.1%)
8/1/2013    Massive #15    8,713    (-3.0%)
10/1/2013   Massive #16    8,345    (-4.2%)
11/1/2013   Massive #17    7,957    (-4.6%)
12/1/2013   Massive #18    7,770    (-2.3%)
1/1/2014    Massive #19    7,387    (-4.9%)
2/1/2014    Massive #20    6,976    (-5.6%)
3/1/2014    Massive #21    6,841    (-1.9%)
4/1/2014    Massive #22    6,650    (-2.8%)
5/1/2014    Massive #23    6,470    (-2.7%)
6/1/2014    Massive #24    6,372    (-1.5%)
7/1/2014    Massive #25    ????    ????
8/1/2014    Massive #26    6,144    ????
9/1/2014    Massive #27    ????    ????
10/1/2014    Massive #28    ???    ????
11/1/2014    MASSIVE #29    5,681    ????
12/1/2014    MASSIVE #30    5,622    (-1.0%)

In honor of the end of the Massive, here’s all the numbers we have on the series from start to finish.

285.) Dungeons & Dragons Legends of Baldur's Gate (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%)

Such a large third issue drop does not bode well for this title, sadly.

288.) Fairy Quest Outcasts #2 (Boom!)
11/1/2014    FAIRY QUEST OUTCASTS #1    8,958   
12/1/2014    FAIRY QUEST OUTCASTS #2    5,389    (-39.8%)

Another above average second issue drop.

289.) Singery #2 (Image)
11/1/2014    SINERGY #1    9,380   
12/1/2014    SINERGY #2    5,309    (-43.4%)

Ditto.

290 & 295.) Crossed Badlands #67 & 68 (Avatar Press)
9/1/2014    CROSSED BADLANDS #59 (MR)    5,991    ????
9/1/2014    CROSSED BADLANDS #60 (MR)    5,991    0%
9/1/2014    CROSSED BADLANDS #61 (MR)    ????    ????
9/1/2014    CROSSED BADLANDS #62 (MR)    ????    ????
10/1/2014    CROSSED BADLANDS #63 (MR)    ????    ????
10/1/2014    CROSSED BADLANDS #64 (MR)    ????    ????
11/1/2014    CROSSED BADLANDS #65 (MR)    5,410    ????
11/1/2014    CROSSED BADLANDS #66 (MR)    5,303    (-2.0%)
12/1/2014    CROSSED BADLANDS #67 (MR)    5,304    0%
12/1/2014    CROSSED BADLANDS #68 (MR)    5,159    (-2.7%)

Attrition continues for Crossed Badlands.

291.) Shadow Midnight Moscow #6 (Dynamite Entertainment)
5/1/2014    Shadow Midnight Moscow #1    7,772   
6/1/2014    Shadow Midnight Moscow #2    ????    ????
8/1/2014    Shadow Midnight Moscow #3    5,735    ????
9/1/2014    Shadow Midnight Moscow #4    ????    ????
10/1/2014    Shadow Midnight Moscow #5    ????    ????
12/1/2014    Shadow Midnight Moscow #6    5,301    ????

Even without all the numbers, it’s clear that they keep dropping.

293.) Judge Dredd #26 (IDW)
1/1/2014    JUDGE DREDD #15    6,296    (-14.1%)
2/1/2014    JUDGE DREDD #16    6,456    (-2.5%)
3/1/2014    JUDGE DREDD #17    6,475    (+0.3%)
4/1/2014    JUDGE DREDD #18    6,274    (-3.1%)
5/1/2014    JUDGE DREDD #19    6,152    (-1.9%)
7/1/2014    JUDGE DREDD #20    ????    ????
7/1/2014    JUDGE DREDD #21    ????    ????
9/1/2014    JUDGE DREDD #22    5,715    ????
9/1/2014    JUDGE DREDD #23    ????    ????
10/1/2014    JUDGE DREDD #24    ????    ????
11/1/2014    JUDGE DREDD #25    6,055    ????
12/1/2014    JUDGE DREDD #26    5,184    (-14.4%)

A steep loss this month, but the title was relatively stable for most of 2014.

294.) GFT Grimm Fairy Tales #105 (Zenescope)
7/1/2014    GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #100 (MR)    11,722    (+56.9%)
8/1/2014    GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #101 (MR)    6,740    (-42.5%)
9/1/2014    GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #102 (MR)    6,462    (-4.1%)
10/1/2014    GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #103 (MR)    ????    ????
11/1/2014    GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #104 (MR)    5,341    ????
12/1/2014    GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #105 (MR)    5,166    (-3.3%)

Still going somewhat steady after a hundred issues. An accomplishment that very few indie titles can boast!

298.) Q2 RTN Quantum & Woody #3 (Valiant)
10/1/2014    Q2 RTN QUANTUM & WOODY #1    8,226   
11/1/2014    Q2 RTN QUANTUM & WOODY #2    5,802    (-29.5%)
12/1/2014    Q2 RTN QUANTUM & WOODY #3    5,073    (-12.6%)

This may be the title’s last time on the chart, but I hope we see it back again.

300.) Magnus Robot Fighter #9 (Dynamite Entertainment)

3/1/2014 MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #1 $3.99 DE 27,497
4/1/2014 MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #2 $3.99 DE 9,898 (-64.0%)
5/1/2014 MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #3 $3.99 DE 8,333 (-15.8%)
6/1/2014 MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #4 $3.99 DE 7,898 (-5.2%)
7/1/2014 MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #5 $3.99 DE 7,205 (-8.8%)
9/1/2014 MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #6 $3.99 DE ???? ????
10/1/2014 MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #7 $3.99 DE ???? ????
11/1/2014 MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #8 $3.99 DE 5,402 ????
12/1/2014 MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #9 $3.99 DE 5,053 (-6.5%)

7 COMMENTS

  1. Neat, that was fast! Fantastic that the indie chart is now up to date with the Big 2 ones. One note though: Adventure Time Banana Guard may be stabilising, but it’s also ending. Adventure Time’s secondary title is always a 6 issue mini, next up is the Marceline Adrift one which I imagine will do better because it stars main characters.

  2. Extremely disappointed by those Ragnarok sales numbers.
    Not sure who the main culprit on that might be. IDW not pushing it enough or too many ‘retailers’ who can’t be bothered to order something that isn’t published by the Big Two.

  3. I’m surprised at the magnitude of the drop of George Perez’s Sirens. As much as I love the man’s work, his track record with actually releasing his creator-owned books has been spotty and I’m trade-waiting this one. It would not surprise me if that was the case here if it’s 3-months between issues…

  4. Faith #0 was a one-shot, not the start to a new series. Given that it was basically a Unity #12 prelude, the numbers make perfect sense.

  5. Worth noting perhaps, we don’t see our titles charted since we offer our variant covers at a different price point and/or as a separate orderable line item via Diamond (a requirement by them if a cover is not in ratio), thus ICV2 treats them as separate comic books entirely (per their parameters for the data sourcing as I understand it). Otherwise Zombie Tramp would chart most months, as would likely other titles from Action Lab/Action Lab: Danger Zone.
    Not sure folks are aware of this loophole/wrinkle, so it could skew other titles as well (unless we’re the only ones who do that, but I would suspect not – Avatar comes to mind… perhaps explaining the perceived softness of Alan Moore’s title that was noted?).

  6. How did Transformers (formerly Robots in Disguise) sell this month? It’s usually in the same range as More than Meets the Eye. Unless I missed it, it wasn’t on your list.

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