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Indie Month-to-Month Sales January 2015: Return of Comics Past

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By Kate Reynolds

If December was a rough month for comics, January gives us glimpses of several titles that haven’t been on the chart for quite some time. Titles like Purgatori from Dynamite Entertainment, Borderlands Fall of Fyrestone from IDW, and Zero from Image made reappearances that let us know how these series were doing.

This month 142 independent titles hit the top 300 list, which is up from last month’s total of 133. Even with the addition of nine titles to the list, sales were down 7.6% compared to last month’s 1,506,427. That brings the average number of comics sold to 9,867, which is also down from last month. There’s plenty of room for these numbers to grow in the year 2015.

In terms of individual publishers, Image leads with a 9.21% market share and a 8.91% unit market share. IDW comes in next with a 5.78% market share and a 4.52% unit market share, while Dark Horse is trails behind with a 4.01% market share and a 3.03% unit market share. Boom! Studios and Dynamite Entertainment compete fiercely; Boom! with a 2.26% market share and a 2.28% unit market share and Dynamite Entertainment with a 2.41% market share and a 2.22% 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.

10.) The Walking Dead #136 (Image)

9/1/2014            WALKING DEAD #131 (Mr)            69,810            (-2.95)
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%)
1/1/2015            WALKING DEAD #136 (ddd)            66,097            (-1.9%)

Surprise surprise, The Walking Dead is still the best selling indie comic, with some minor attrition.

53.) The Dying and the Dead #1 (Image)

1/1/2015            DYING AND THE DEAD #1            $4.50            IMA            32,612

Solid debut for this collaboration between Jonathan Hickman and Ryan Bodenheim.

68.) Jupiter's Legacy #5 (Image)

4/1/2013            Jupiters Legacy #1             105,437           
6/1/2013            Jupiters Legacy #2            48,217            -54.3%)
9/1/2014            Jupiters Legacy #3            43,766            (-9.2%)
3/1/2014            Jupiters Legacy #4             36,918            (-15.6%)
1/1/2015            Jupiters Legacy #5            29,055            (-21.3%)

Considering the multiple publishing delays, the first volume of this series still ended with a bang.

77.) Bitch Planet #2 (Image)

12/1/2014            BITCH PLANET #1 (MR)             39,011           
1/1/2015            BITCH PLANET #2 (MR)            26,508            (-32.0%)

This second issue drop falls into the normal range for indie comics. I was hoping that it might be more non-compliant though.

90.) Fade Out #4 (Image)

8/1/2014            Fade Out #1 (Mr)             34,447           
10/1/2014            FADE OUT #2 (MR)             27,797            (-19.3%)
11/1/2014            FADE OUT #3 (MR)             24,584            (-11.6%)
1/1/2015            FADE OUT #4 (MR)            23,902            (-2.8%)

This series has had some very mild drops for it’s first four issues. If it continues suit, we’ll only see minor attrition for the next few issues.

96.) Sex Criminals #10 (Image)

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%)
1/1/2015            SEX CRIMINALS #10 (MR)            22,067            (-2.3%)

Solid numbers as Sex Criminals concludes it’s second story arc. There was a jump in numbers for the beginning of this arc, so we may see something similar when the third arc begins.

102.) ODY-C #2 (Image)

11/1/2014            ODYC #1 (MR)             47,414           
1/1/2015            ODYC #2 (MR)             21,316            (-55.0%)

Considering how large of a second issue hit this title took, it’s incredibly fortunate they started out with such high numbers for the first issue.

105.) The Wicked + The Divine #7 (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%)

The beginning of the second story arc saw a small hit in numbers, which look to be slowing down once again.

110.) Autumnlands Tooth & Claw #3 (Image)

11/1/2014            TOOTH & CLAW #1 (MR)                               41,181           
12/1/2014            AUTUMNLANDS TOOTH & CLAW #2 (MR)             33,272            (-19.2%)
1/1/2015            AUTUMNLANDS TOOTH & CLAW #3 (MR)             20,173            (-39.4%)

Whoo boy did this title take a hit this month. We’ll look for some stabilization next issue, or at least a drop under 15%.

119.) My Little Pony Friendship is Magic (IDW)

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%)
1/1/2015            My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #27            18,128            (+3.9%)

Slight upswing this month for the ponies. These numbers jump around so often you’d think the book was about kangaroos.

121.) Trees #8 (Image)

5/1/2014            TREES #1 (Mr)            31,926            --
6/1/2014            TREES #2 (Mr)            25,515            (-20.1%)
7/1/2014            TREES #3 (Mr)             23,822            (-6.6%)
8/1/2014            TREES #4 (Mr)            23,639            (-0.8%)
9/1/2014            TREES #5 (Mr)            22,244            (-5.9%)
10/1/2014            TREES #6 (MR)            20,720            (-6.9%)
11/1/2014            TREES #7 (MR)            19,287            (-6.9%)
1/1/2015            TREES #8 (MR)            18,012            (-6.6%)

Steady losses for the last few issues. I’d generally hope that by this point in a series, the attrition is much slower.

125.) Twilight Zone: Shadow and Substance #1 (Dynamite Entertainment)

125            1/1/2015            TWILIGHT ZONE S&S #1            17,084

Good debut for this Twilight Zone mini-series. We’ll see what the second issue brings us.

127.) Casanova Acedia #1 (Image)

1/1/2015            CASANOVA ACEDIA #1 (MR)            $3.99            IMA            16,780

Matt Fraction and Fabio Moon’s latest edition to the Casanova series has a solid debut. With a back-up story by Michael Chabon though, I thought this might command greater attention.

128.) Hellboy and the BRPD 1952 #2 (Dark Horse)

12/1/2014            HELLBOY AND THE BPRD #1            1952   22,368           
1/1/2015            HELLBOY AND THE BPRD #2 1952            16,725            (-25.2%)

Normal second issue drop for this edition to the Mignolaverse.

130.) BTVS Season 10 #11 (Dark Horse)

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%)
1/1/2015            BTVS SEASON 10 #11            16,493            (+0.3%)

Tiny upswing this month.

132.) TMNT Ghostbusters #4 (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%)
1/1/2015            TMNT GHOSTBUSTERS #4            16,420            (+7.6%)

This series has been nothing but a pure delight, even ending with a solid upswing in readers.

134.) Munchkin #1 (BOOM!)

1/1/2015            MUNCHKIN #1            16,234

A comic based on a tabletop game, what is the world coming to? Pretty solid debut too.

135.) Lazarus #14 (Image)

8/1/2014            LAZARUS #10            18,051            (-5.3%)
9/1/2014            LAZARUS #11            16,531            (-8.4%)
10/1/2014            LAZARUS #12             16,838            (+1.9%)
11/1/2014            LAZARUS #13             16,094            (-4.4%)
1/1/2015            LAZARUS #14             15,896            (-1.2%)

These numbers jump around a bit, but looks like attrition is still taking hold.

137.) Ivar Timewalker #1 (Valiant)

1/1/2015            IVAR TIMEWALKER #1            15,784

Not a bad debut, but when you start out with under 20k readers you’d better hope for a small second issue drop.

140.) Doctor Who 11th #7 (Titan)

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%)

The last three issues have seen a steady rise in numbers, taking us back up to second issue levels.

141.) Conan Red Sonja #1 (Dark Horse)

1/1/2015            CONAN RED SONJA #1            15,398

Solid debut for a fun team-up, and I’m not just talking about Conan and Red Sonja – Jim Zub and Gail Simone are another all-star team.

144.) My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #27 (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%)

If you ignore some of the larger upswings, it does appear as if attrition is hitting this title, albeit in a roundabout way.

146.) Rumble #2 (Image)

12/1/2014            RUMBLE #1 (MR)             22,527           
1/1/2015            RUMBLE #2 (MR)            14,580            (-35.3%)

Slightly above average second issue drop. As long as the third issue doesn’t drop too much, the title should settle into healthy numbers.

148.) TMNT Ongoing #47 (IDW)

6/1/2014            TMNT ONGOING #35            15,174            (-13.0%)
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%)

Some minimal attrition at play over the last few months.

155.) Deadly Class #10 (Image)

1/1/2014            DEADLY CLASS #1                        34,572            --
2/1/2014            DEADLY CLASS #2             21,159            (-38.8%)
3/1/2014            DEADLY CLASS #3                        18,536            (-12.4%)
4/1/2014            DEADLY CLASS #4                        17,855            (-3.7%)
5/1/2014            DEADLY CLASS #5                        17,099            (-4.2%)
6/1/2014            DEADLY CLASS #6             16,305            (-4.6%)
9/1/2014            DEADLY CLASS #7             14,834            (-9.0%)
10/1/2014            DEADLY CLASS #8             15,003            (+1.1%)
11/1/2014            DEADLY CLASS #9             14,148            (-6.7%)
1/1/2015            DEADLY CLASS #10             13,552            (-4.2%)

Some steady decline since this book debuted a year ago. This is still one of my personal top ten books currently out though.

156.) Birthright #4 (Image)

10/1/2014            BIRTHRIGHT #1             27,234           
11/1/2014            BIRTHRIGHT #2            18,484            (-32.1%)
12/1/2014            BIRTHRIGHT #3            14,247            (-22.9%)
1/1/2015            BIRTHRIGHT #4            13,506            (-5.2%)

It feels like this title has finally found its runaway truck stop and hit the breaks on their reader decline.

157.) Star Trek Planet of the Apes #2 (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%)

Standard second issue drop.

159.) Doctor Who 12th #4 (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%)

The numbers are still slowing down for the 12th Doctor. Next issue we should see a loss under 5%.

160.) Invincible #116 (Image)

1/1/2014            INVINCIBLE #108                        12,844            (-3.2%)
3/1/2013            INVINCIBLE #109                        12,748            (-0.7%)
4/1/2014            INVINCIBLE #110                        12,557            (-1.5%)
5/1/2014            INVINCIBLE #111                        18,440            (+46.8%)
6/1/2014            INVINCIBLE #112                        14,413            (-21.8%)
8/1/2014            INVINCIBLE #113                        13,642            (-5.3%)
9/1/2014            INVINCIBLE #114                        13,921            (+2.0%)
11/1/2014            INVINCIBLE #115                        13,277            (-4.6%)
1/1/2015            INVINCIBLE #116                        13,125            (-1.1%)

While there has been steady attrition since #111, overall the comic has higher numbers than it did one year ago.

162.) Alien vs Predator Fire and Stone (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%)
1/1/2015            ALIEN VS PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #4            12,570            (-5.2%)

This mini-series goes out on a solid note, only losing 38.1% of it’s readers for the entire run.

167.) The Valiant (Valiant)

12/1/2014            THE VALIANT #1                        21,364           
1/1/2015            THE VALIANT #2                         11,649            (-45.5%)

Huge second issue drop for this title. It will most likely drop below the 10k mark next month.

168.) Predator Fire and Stone #4 (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%)
1/1/2015            PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #4            11,623            (-4.2%)

This title may not have attracted as many readers as the AvP Fire and Stone series, but it only lost 32.3% of it’s total readers from start to finish.

169.) Nailbiter #9 (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%)
1/1/2015            NAILBITER #9 (MR)            11,222            (-7.2%)

An slightly above average drop for Nailbiter.

170.) Spread #5 (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%)

Still dropping drastically.

171.) Angel and Faith Season #10 (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%)

Slight upswing this month keeps these numbers as semi-constant as ever.

174.) Copperhead #5 (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%)
1/1/2015            COPPERHEAD #5                        10,752            (-4.4%)

After some large drops in the second and third issues, it looks like Copperhead has finally stabilized.

176.) Red Sonja #14 (Dynamite)

2/1/2014            RED SONJA #7                        12,622            (-5.0%)
4/1/2014            RED SONJA #8                        12,392            (-1.8%)
5/1/2014            RED SONJA #9                        11,850            (-4.4%)
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%)

Tiny dip in readers this month.

178.) Crossed Plus 100 #2 (Avatar)

12/1/2014            CROSSED PLUS 100 #1             12,666           
1/1/2015            CROSSED PLUS 100 #2             10,440            (-17.6%)

A second issue drop under 20k is an accomplishment for any indie comic.

180.) Adventure Time #36 (BOOM!)

1/1/2014            ADVENTURE TIME #24            14,757            (-5.6%)

2/1/2014            ADVENTURE TIME #25            14,191            (-3.8%)

3/1/2014            ADVENTURE TIME #26            13,839            (-2.5%)

4/1/2014            ADVENTURE TIME #27            13,205            (-4.6%)

5/1/2014            ADVENTURE TIME #28            12,806            (-3.0%)

6/1/2014            ADVENTURE TIME #29            13,785            (+7.6%)

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%)

A slight above average drop this month. In the past year, the numbers have only dropped a total of 31%.

181.) They're Not Like Us #2 (Image)

12/1/2014            THEYRE NOT LIKE US #1 (MR)            18,015           

1/1/2015            THEYRE NOT LIKE US #2 (MR)            10,028            (-44.3%)

Not the healthiest of second issue drops.

182.) Star Trek Ongoing #40 (IDW)

1/1/2014            Star Trek #29            10,127            (-3.0%)

2/1/2014            Star Trek #30            9,906            (-2.2%)

3/1/2014            Star Trek #31            9,781            (-1.3%)

4/1/2014            Star Trek #32            10,801            (+10.4%)

5/1/2014            Star Trek #33            9,729            (-9.9%)

6/1/2014            Star Trek #34            10,216            (+4.8%)

7/1/2014            Star Trek #35            10,089            (-1.2%)

8/1/2014            Star Trek #36            10,017            (-0.7%)

9/1/2014            Star Trek #37            9,893            (-1.2%)

11/1/2014            Star Trek #38            10,150            (+2.6%)

12/1/2014            Star Trek #39            9,931            (-2.2%)

1/1/2015            Star Trek #40            9,819            (-1.1%)

This is the steadiest comic ever. Only a total 3% loss between #29 and #40.

183.) Big Trouble in Little China #8 (BOOM!)

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%)

At this point any drop between 5-10% seems average for this title.

184.) GI Joe Snake Eyes Agent of Cobra #1 (IDW)

1/1/2015            GI JOE SNAKE EYES AGENT OF COBRA #1            9,539

A debut under 10k isn’t ideal, but as long as the second issue drop isn’t too bad this is still in healthy territory.

185.) Adventure Time Marcline Gone Adrift #1 (BOOM!)

1/1/2015            ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE GONE ADRIFT #1                        9,493

The newest Adventure Time mini series is off to a similar start as The Banana Guard mini series, which debuted to 10402 readers.

187.) Rasputin #4 (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%)

1/1/2015            RASPUTIN #4 (MR)            9,264            (-5.2%)

We’re finally seeing the numbers slow down on this title. Not quite in time to keep it above the 10k mark, but hovering just below.

188.) Escape from New York #2 (BOOM!)

12/1/2014            ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #1                        15,450           

1/1/2015            ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #2                        9,221            (-40.3%)

A sizable second issue drop.

190.) Drifter #3 (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%)

We should see this title stabilize next issue.

191.) Supreme Blue Rose #6 (Image)

7/1/2014            SUPREME BLUE ROSE#1             26,100            --

8/1/2014            SUPREME BLUE ROSE #2             16,268            (-37.7%)

9/1/2014            SUPREME BLUE ROSE #3             13,603            (-16.38%)

10/1/2014            SUPREME BLUE ROSE #4             12,147            (-10.7%)

12/1/2014            SUPREME BLUE ROSE #5             9,783            (-19.5%)

1/1/2015            SUPREME BLUE ROSE #6             8,893            (-9.1%)

Good to see the numbers slowing down on this title. We’ll have to wait for the next few issues before an actual pattern can be established.

192.) Zombies vs. Robots #1 (IDW)

1/1/2015            ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS #1            8,725

A lackluster debut for this title.

193.) X-Files Season 10 #20 (IDW)

1/1/2014            X-FILES SEASON 10 #8            13,981            (-5.5%)

2/1/2014            X-FILES SEASON 10 #9            13,129            (-6.1%)

3/1/2014            X-FILES SEASON 10 #10            12,252            (-6.7%)

4/1/2014            X-FILES SEASON 10 #11            13,210            (+7.8%)

5/1/2014            X-FILES SEASON 10 #12            11,773            (-10.9%)

6/1/2014            X-FILES SEASON 10 #13            11,497            (-2.3%)

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%)

1/1/2015            X-FILES SEASON 10 #20            8,708            (-4.5%)

More attrition this month. This title has lost roughly five thousand readers in the past year.

194.)Transformers #37 Days of Deception (IDW)

11/1/2014            TRANSFORMERS #35 DAYS OF DECEPTION            9,354            (-0.7%)

11/1/2014            TRANSFORMERS #35 DAYS OF DECEPTION            9,354            0.00%

12/1/2014            TRANSFORMERS #36 DAYS OF DECEPTION            8,964            (-4.2%)

1/1/2015            TRANSFORMERS #37 DAYS OF DECEPTION            8,686            (-3.1%)

Continued minor attrition for this title.
195.) Lumberjanes #10 (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            (-0.3%)

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%)

Lumberjanes has seen some steady attrition since the end of the first story-arc.

197.) Millenium #1 (IDW)

1/1/2015            MILLENNIUM #1            8,505

Millenium is tangentially related to the X-Files universe, making this a decent debut for a niche title.

198.) Groo Friends and Foes #1 (Dark Horse)

1/1/2015            GROO FRIENDS AND FOES #1                        8,446

Not as strong a debut as the last series Groo was in, Groo vs. Conan, which debuted to 13,942 readers.

199.) Lady Killer #1 (Dark Horse)

1/1/2015            LADY KILLER #1                        8,431

Low debut for this new title from Joelle Jones and Jamie S. Rich. However, I know that this went for a second printing so don’t let the initial low numbers fool you.

200.) Sonic the Hedgehog #268 (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%)

Slow and steady attrition.

201.) Alex + Ada #10 (Image)

1/1/2014            ALEX + ADA #3                        10,242            (-4.3%)

2/1/2014            ALEX + ADA #4                        9,862            (-3.7%)

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%)

Alex + Ada may be subject to standard attrition, but it’s only lost approximately two thousands readers in the past year. That’s pretty solid.

202.) Rai #6 (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%)

1/1/2015            RAI #6                         8,301            (+0.3%)

A tiny upswing this month for Rai. Glad to see a positive change of pace.

203.) John Carter Warlord #3 (Dynamite Entertainment)

11/1/2014            JOHN CARTER WARLORD #1                        15,930           

12/1/2014            JOHN CARTER WARLORD #2                         8,858            (-44.4%)

1/1/2015            JOHN CARTER WARLORD #3                         8,236            (-7.0%)

Impressed to see the drops slowing down by the third issue. With titles in the bottom third of the top 300 list, drops don’t always slow down until the fourth or fifth issue.

204.) Ten Grande #12 (Image)

5/1/2013            Ten Grand #1 (Mr)             57,216           

6/1/2013            Ten Grand #2 (Mr)            29,241            (-48.9%)

7/1/2013            Ten Grand #3 (Mr)             21,858            (-25.5%)

8/1/2013            Ten Grand #4 (Mr)            19,017            (-13.0%)

11/1/2013            Ten Grand #5 (Mr)            17,020            (-10.5%)

12/1/2013            Ten Grand #6 (Mr)            15,366            (-9.7%)

2/1/2013            Ten Grand #7 (Mr)            13,201            (-14.1%)

3/1/2014            Ten Grand #8 (Mr)            12,117            (-8.2%)

4/1/2014            Ten Grand #9 (Mr)            11,210            (-7.5%)

7/1/2014            Ten Grand #10 (Mr)            10,354            (-7.6%)

11/1/2014            Ten Grand #11 (MR)            8,932            (-13.7%)

1/1/2015            Ten Grand #12 (MR)            8,168            (-8.6%)

These numbers are a cautionary tale of what can happen when a comic doesn’t keep to a stable publishing schedule – the comic lost nearly 50k readers from start to finish. Still, I quite enjoyed this title, which makes these numbers that much more heartbreaking.

205.) IXth Generation #1 (Image)

1/1/2015            IXTH GENERATION #1            8,145

The most recent addition to the Topcow universe might not have hit the 10k mark, but the numbers are comparable to other Topcow series.

207.) Revival #27 (Image)

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%)

Some continued attrition for Revival. It’s a bit on the high side, so hopefully next issue will bring a drop under five percent.

208.) Conan the Avenger #10 (Dark Horse)

4/1/2014            CONAN THE AVENGER #1            11,565           

5/1/2014            CONAN THE AVENGER #2            9,946            (-14.0%)

6/1/2013            CONAN THE AVENGER #3            9,486            (-4.6%)

7/1/2014            CONAN THE AVENGER #4            9,182            (-3.2%)

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%)

Though these numbers are on the low side, the consistency and very minor attrition is something to be admired.

210.) Red Sonja Vulture's Circle #1 (Dynamite Entertainment)

1/1/2015            RED SONJA VULTURES CIRCLE #1            7,888

The Red Sonja ongoing is still breaking the 10k mark, it looks like Dynamite is spreading it’s readers thin with this new mini-series.

211.) Roche Limit #4 (Image)

9/1/2014            ROCHE LIMIT #1 (MR)            23,404            --

10/1/2014            ROCHE LIMIT #2 (MR)            11,424            (-51.2%)

11/1/2014            ROCHE LIMIT #3 (MR)            9,296            (-18.9%)

1/1/2015            ROCHE LIMIT #4 (MR)            7,885            (-15.2%)

If these numbers don’t stop falling this title might fall off the chart soon.

212.) Edward Scissorhands #3 (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%)

We’ll look for a loss under 15% next month. If not, this might not make the top 300 again.

213.) Reyn #1 (Image)

1/1/2015            REYN #1                        7,797

This is the third title that Kel Symons has created with Image. I Love Trouble debuted to roughly 7k readers and The Mercenary Sea debuted to roughly 10k, so the current numbers feel appropriate for this new series.

216.) Sonic Boom #3 (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%)

Very healthy third issue drop, should start stabilizing next issue.

217.) Tomb Raider #12 (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%)

Steady attrition.

218.) BPRD Hell On Earth #127 (Dark Horse)

1/1/2014            BPRD HELL ON EARTH #115                        9,072            (+4.7%)

2/1/2014            BPRD HELL ON EARTH #116                        8,674            (-4.4%)

3/1/2014            BPRD HELL ON EARTH #117                        8,510            (-1.9%)

4/1/2014            BPRD HELL ON EARTH #118                        8,473            (-0.4%)

5/1/2014            BPRD HELL ON EARTH #119                        8,306            (-2.0%)

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%)

Very minor attrition over the past year.

221.) Transformers Drift Empire of Stone #3 (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%)

1/1/2015            TRANSFORMERS DRIFT EMPIRE OF STONE #3                        7,109            (-8.0%)
222.)X-O Manowar #22 (Valiant)

1/1/2014            X-O MANOWAR #21                        9,336            (-6.1%)

2/1/2014            X-O MANOWAR #22                        9,808            (+5.1%)

3/1/2014            X-O MANOWAR #23                        9,394            (-4.2%)

4/1/2014            X-O MANOWAR #24                        8,595            (-8.5%)

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%)

1/1/2015            X-O MANOWAR #32                        7,042            (-4.8%)

Some big ups and downs over the past year, but attrition has steadily taken it’s toll for the last few issues.

224.) Galaxy Quest the Journey Continues #1 (IDW)

1/1/2015            GALAXY QUEST JOURNEY CONTINUES #1            $3.99            IDW            6,947

I adore everything about Galaxy Quest, but the niche nature of the title makes for fewer readers. Still, the writer, Erik Burnham, has distinguished himself with the Ghostbusters series, so it’s exciting to see what he’ll do with a new property.

226.) New Vampirella #6 (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%)

A large drop this month making up for last month’s minor raise. The series continues to lose readers to above average attrition.

227.) Elfquest Final Quest #7 (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%)

Some attrition for Elfquest, but for a decades old series it still has some kick.

231.) Godzilla Rulers of Earth #20 (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%)

1/1/2015            Godzilla Rulers of the Earth #20 6,588            (-5.4%)

Above average drop for this title, yet overall the numbers are incredibly consistent.

232.) Shutter #8 (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%)

1/1/2015            SHUTTER #8 (MR)                        6,587            (-38.4%)

After a large jump, Shutter manages to loose all it gained and then some.

233.) Simpsons Comics #217 (Bongo Comics)

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%)

1/1/2015            SIMPSONS COMICS #217                        6,583            (-2.6%)

This comic has stayed steady in the same range for quite some time.

234.) War Stories #4 (Avatar)

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%)

Even with lower numbers, stability is something to be admired.

235.) Abe Sapien #19 (Dark Horse)

1/1/2014            ABE SAPIEN #9            8,516            (-1.2%)

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%)

1/1/2015            ABE SAPIEN #19            6,453            (-3.0%)

Steady attrition.

236.) King Flash Gordon #1 (Dynamite Entertainment)

1/1/2015            KING FLASH GORDON #1            6,413

With a standard second issue drop we may not see this title on the charts again.

237.) King the Phantom #1 (Dynamite Entertainment)

1/1/2015            KING THE PHANTOM #1            $3.99            DE            6,267

The King cross-over event may not be the smash Dynamite was hoping for.

238.) GI Joe a Real American Hero #21 (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%)

1/1/2015            GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #210             6,216            (-2.0%)

After a few large ups and down, it looks like this could be the start of a more normal pattern.

239.) Justice Inc. #6 (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%)

1/1/2015            JUSTICE INC #6                        6,078            (-8.7)

The final issue of the mini-series ends with a large drop. However, that is most likely in part due to the $5.99 cover price.

240.) Vampirella Feary Tales #4 (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%)

1/1/2015            VAMPIRELLA FEARY TALES #4            6,076            (-4.2%)

Seeing some attrition for this title. The last issue should still make the top 300 chart though.

241.) God Hates Astronauts #5 (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%)

1/1/2015            GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #5 (MR)            6,071            (-13.4%)

This title needs to find the runaway truck stop. Another drop like this and it won’t make the chart again.

242.) October Faction #4 (Image)

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%)

This title looks to be stabilizing.

244.) Humans #3 (Image)

11/1/2014            HUMANS #1 (MR)            17,274           

12/1/2014            HUMANS #2 (MR)            7,132            (-58.7%)

1/1/2015            HUMANS #3 (MR)            5,870            (-17.7%)

If the title can manage a drop 10% or lower next issue it may still make the chart.

246.) Uber #21 (Avatar)

6/1/2014            UBER #14 (MR)                        7,493            (-2.1%)

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%)

Above average drop this month. If Kieron Gillen still intends to write 60 issues of Uber, the series needs to pick up some readers.

247.) Spongebob Comics #40 (United Plankton Pictures)

9/1/2014            SPONEBOB 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%)

Steady minor attrition.

248.) Shaft #2 (Dynamite Entertainment)

12/1/2014            SHAFT #1 (MR)                        12,430           

1/1/2015            SHAFT #2 (MR)                        5,828            (-53.1%)

Large second issue drop. I don’t expect to see this on the chart for much longer.

249.) Feathers #1 (BOOM!)

249            1/1/2015            FEATHERS #1            5,781

Sadly an average debut for a non-IP children’s comic. It looks gorgeous though.

250.) Sex #19 (Image)

1/1/2014            Sex #10 (Mr)            9,947            (-7.1%)

2/1/2014            Sex #11 (Mr)            9,302            (-6.5%)

3/1/2014            Sex #12 (Mr)            8,830            (-5.1%)

5/1/2014            Sex #13 (Mr)            8,192            (-7.2%)

6/1/2014            Sex #14 (Mr)            7,824            (-4.5%)

8/1/2014            Sex #15 (Mr)            7,601            (-2.9%)

9/1/2014            Sex #16 (Mr)            7,167            (-5.7%)

10/1/2014            SEX #17 (MR)            6,709            (-6.4%)

11/1/2014            SEX #18 (MR)            6,361            (-5.2%)

1/1/2015            SEX #19 (MR)            5,775            (-9.21%)

Overall this title has seen a 40% drop in the last year. That’s more than a little attrition.

251.) Quantum and Woody Must Die #1 (Valiant)

1/1/2015            QUANTUM & WOODY MUST DIE #1            5,771

The last Quantum and Woody series, Q2: Quantum and Woody Return, debuted to 8,226 readers and had 4.6k with its latest issue. It doesn’t bode well that this title is debuting this low.

253.) Burning Fields #1 (BOOM!)

1/1/2015            BURNING FIELDS #1             5,729

A low debut, but this one is going back for a second printing.

254.) Unity #14 (Valiant)

1/1/2014            UNITY #3            13,277            (-29.5%)

2/1/2014            UNITY #4            10,644            (-19.8%)

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%)

1/1/2015            UNITY #14            5,722            (-5.7%)

One of the lowest drops this title has seen. Could it be….stabilizing??

255.) Graveyard Shift #2 (Image)

12/1/2014            GRAVEYARD SHIFT #1            10,388           

1/1/2015            GRAVEYARD SHIFT #2            5,717            (-45.0%)

An unhealthy second issue drop.

256.) Sons of Anarchy #17 (BOOM!)

1/1/2014            SONS OF ANARCHY #5 (MR)                        11,607            (-5.0%)

2/1/2014            SONS OF ANARCHY #6 (MR)                        11,228            (-3.3%)

3/1/2014            SONS OF ANARCHY #7 (MR)                        9,910            (-11.7%)

4/1/2014            SONS OF ANARCHY #8 (MR)                        9,304            (-6.1%)

5/1/2014            SONS OF ANARCHY #9 (MR)                        8,511            (-8.5%)

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%)

More attrition for Sons of Anarchy.

257.) Tarot Witch of the Black Rose #90 (Broadsword Comics)

1/1/2014            Tarot Witch Of The Black Rose #84             6,234            (-0.3%)

3/1/2014            Tarot Witch Of The Black Rose #85             6,075            (-2.6%)

5/1/2014            Tarot Witch Of The Black Rose #86             6,078            (+0.1%)

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%)

Only minor losses for the last year.

258.) Woods #9 (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%)

1/1/2015            WOODS #9            5,558            (-8.3%)

More high attrition for this title.

260.) Samurai Jack #16 (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%)

A larger than average drop this month.

261.) Intersect #3 (Image)

11/1/2014            INTERSECT #1             18,292           

12/1/2014            INTERSECT #2             7,437            (-59.3%)

1/1/2015            INTERSECT #3             5,407            (-27.3%)

Next month should see a 10-15% drop, which will likely keep this title from making the chart again.

262.) Twilight Zone #11 (IDW)

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            ????

1/1/2015            Twilight Zone #11            5,359            (-5.7%)

Continued attrition for the Twilight Zone.

263.) Death Vigil #6 (Image)

7/1/2014            DEATH VIGIL #1            12,832           

8/1/2014            DEATH VIGIL #2            7,003            (-45.4%)

9/1/2014            DEATH VIGIL #3            6,308            (-9.9%)

10/1/2014            DEATH VIGIL #4            ????            ????

11/1/2014            DEATH VIGIL #5             5,612            ????

1/1/2015            DEATH VIGIL #6            5,341            (-4.8%)

Looks like this title has stabilized and is just suffering normal attrition now.

265 & 273.) God is Dead #26 (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%)

1/1/2015            GOD IS DEAD #26 (MR)            5,298            (-9.8%)

1/1/2015 GOD IS DEAD #27 (MR) 5,209 (-1.8%)

I assume these numbers are going to re-stabilize in the next few issues.

266.) Powerpuff Girls Super Smash-Up #1 (IDW)

1/1/2015            POWERPUFF GIRLS SUPER SMASH-UP #1            5,295

This Cartoon Network Crossover title (the little ladies visit Dexter’s Lab) isn’t the smashing success that the Powerpuff Girl’s solo title has been.

273 & 267.) Skylanders #4-5 (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%)

1/1/2015            SKYLANDERS #4                         5,212            (-11.4%)

1/1/2015            SKYLANDERS #5                        5,294            (+1.6%)

These numbers are finally starting to resemble something like stability. Even still, it might not remain on the chart for long.

268.) Red Sonja Black Tower #4 (Dynamite Entertainment)

9/1/2014            Red Sonja Black Tower #1             7,519           

10/1/2014            Red Sonja Black Tower #2                        ????            ????

11/1/2014            Red Sonja Black Tower #3                        5,518            ????

1/1/2015            Red Sonja Black Tower #4                        5,239            (-5.1%)

This series only lost 30% of its readers from start to finish.

269.) Usagi Yojimbo Senseo #6 (IDW)

8/1/2014            Usagi Yojimbo Senso #1                        7,633            --

9/1/2014            Usagi Yojimbo Senso #2                        6,438            (-15.7%)

10/1/2014            Usagi Yojimbo Senseo #3                        ????            ????

11/1/2014            USAGI YOJIMBO SENSO #4                        5,720            ????

11/1/2014            USAGI YOJIMBO SENSO #5                        5,451            (-4.7%)

1/1/2015            USAGI YOJIMBO SENSO #6                        5,235            (-4.0%)

Minor attrition.

270.) TMNT New Animated Adventures #19 (IDW)

Tmnt New Animated Adventures #6            $3.99            IDW            6,649            (-6.5%)

1/1/2014            TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #7                   6,331            (-4.8%)

2/1/2014            TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #8                   6,034            (-4.7%)

3/1/2014            TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #9             6,009            (-0.4%)

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%)

1/1/2015            TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #19             5,227            (-14.1%)

Large drop this month for the turtles. We’ve seen equally large jumps in the numbers over the past year, so we’ll have to wait to see it play out.

271.) Flash Gordon #8 (Dynamite Entertainment)

4/1/2014            FLASH GORDON #1                        14,398           

5/1/2014            FLASH GORDON #2                        8,255            (-42.7%)

6/1/2014            FLASH GORDON #3                        7,034            (-14.8%)

8/1/2014            FLASH GORDON #4                        6,657            (-5.4%)

8/1/2014            FLASH GORDON #5                        6,257            (-6.0%)

12/1/2014            FLASH GORDON #7                        5,658            (-9.6%)

1/1/2015            FLASH GORDON #8                        5,223            (-7.7%)

This is on the high-end of attrition, but seems normal for this title.

274.) Strain Night Eternal #6 (Dark Horse)

8/1/2014            STRAIN NIGHT ETERNAL #1 (MR)            9,394           

9/1/2014            STRAIN NIGHT ETERNAL #2 (MR)            7,540            (-19.7%)

10/1/2014            STRAIN NIGHT ETERNAL #3 (MR)            7,021            (-6.9%)

11/1/2014            STRAIN NIGHT ETERNAL #4 (MR)            6,162            (-12.2%)

1/1/2015            STRAIN NIGHT ETERNAL #5 (MR)            5,209            (-16.5%)

These numbers are still out of control.

275.) Army of Darkness Vol 4 #2 (Dynamite Entertainment)

12/1/2014            ARMY OF DARKNESS VOL 4 #1            10,814           

1/1/2015            ARMY OF DARKNESS VOL 4 #2            5,037            (-53.4%)

Major second issue drop.

276.) GFT Grimm Fairy Tales #106 (Zenoscope)

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%)

1/1/2015            GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #106 (MR)                        5,031            (-2.6%)

Minor attrition.

277 & 278.) Crossed Badlands #69-70 (Avatar)

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%)

1/1/2015            CROSSED BADLANDS #69 (MR)            5,019            (-2.7%)

1/1/2015            CROSSED BADLANDS #70 (MR)            4,973            (-0.9%)

Minor attrition. .

279.) Bart Simpson Comic #94 (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%)

The numbers on this move around a bit, but at least seem to be staying in the same range.

280.) Eternal Warriors Days of Steel (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%)

1/1/2015            ETERNAL WARRIOR DAYS OF STEEL #3                        4,889            (-15.1%)

At least the mini-series ended on the chart.

282.) Lady Death (Ongoing) #26 (Dynamite Entertainment)

8/1/2012            Lady Death #20 (Mr)            7,312            (+1.4%)

9/1/2012            Lady Death #21 (Mr)            6,990            (-4.4%)

10/1/2012            Lady Death #22 (Mr)            6,987            0%

10/1/2012            Lady Death #23 (Mr)            6,638            (-5.0%)

12/1/2012            Lady Death #24 (Mr)            6,762            (+1.9%)

2/1/2013            Lady Death #25 (Mr)            6,498            (-3.9%)

1/1/2015            Lady Death #26 (Mr)            4,865            (-35.1%)

A major drop follows the first issue this title has seen in almost two years.

283.) Judge Dredd #27 (IDW)

11/1/2014            JUDGE DREDD #25                        6,055            ????

12/1/2014            JUDGE DREDD #26                        5,184            (-14.4%)

1/1/2015            JUDGE DREDD #27                        4,832            (-6.8%)

Hopefully this downward spiral will slow next issue.

285.) Halo Escalation #14 (Dark Horse)

1/1/2014            HALO ESCALATION #2            6,656            (-25.0%)

2/1/2014            HALO ESCALATION #3            5,961            (-10.4%)

3/1/2014            HALO ESCALATION #4            5,702            (-4.3%)

4/1/2014            HALO ESCALATION #5            5,550            (-2.7%)

5/1/2014            HALO ESCALATION #6            5,432            (-2.1%)

6/1/2014            HALO ESCALATION #7            5,330            (-1.9%)

7/1/2014            HALO ESCALATION #8            ????            ????

8/1/2014            HALO ESCALATION #9            ????            ????

9/1/2014            HALO ESCALATION #10            ????            ????

10/1/2014            HALO ESCALATION #11            ????            ????

11/1/2014            HALO ESCALATION #12            ????            ????

12/1/2014            HALO ESCALATION #13            ????            ????

1/1/2015            HALO ESCALATION #14            4,750            ????

We haven’t seen numbers for this title in awhile, and I don’t think we will again anytime soon.

288.) Magnus Robot Fighter #10 (Dynamite Entertainment)

7/1/2014            MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #5            7,205            (-8.8%)

9/1/2014            MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #6            ????            ????

10/1/2014            MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #7            ????            ????

11/1/2014            MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #8            5,402            ????

12/1/2014            MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #9            5,053            (-6.5%)

1/1/2015            MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #10            4,662            (-7.7%)

From what I can tell, this is average attrition for this title.

289.) Turok Dinosaur Hunter #11 (Dynamite Entertainment)

2/1/2014            Turok Dinosaur Hunter #1             30,722           

3/1/2014            Turok Dinosaur Hunter #2                        11,296            (-6.3%)

4/1/2014            Turok Dinosaur Hunter #3                        9,586            (-15.1%)

5/1/2014            Turok Dinosaur Hunter #4                        8,426            (-12.1%)

6/1/2014            Turok Dinosaur Hunter #5                        7,803            (-7.4%)

7/1/2014            Turok Dinosaur Hunter #6             7,352            (-5.8%)

9/1/2014            Turok Dinosaur Hunter #7                        6,829            (-7.1%)

10/1/2014            Turok Dinosaur Hunter #8                        ????            ????

11/1/2014            Turok Dinosaur Hunter #9                        5,757            ????

11/1/2014            Turok Dinosaur Hunter #10            5,214            (-9.4%)

1/1/2015            Turok Dinosaur Hunter #11            4,656            (-10.7%)

Another high-ish drop for this title.

290.) Q2 Return Quatum & Woody (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%)

1/1/2015            Q2 RTN QUANTUM & WOODY #4            4,606            (-9.2%)

There’s only one issue left of this series, but I don’t think it will make the chart.

291.) Dungeons and Dragons Legend of Baldur's Gate #4 (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%)

I doubt we’ll see this title on the chart again.

292.) Purgatori #5 (Dynamite Entertainment)

9/1/2014            PURGATORI #1             11,718            --

10/1/2014            PURGATORI #2            ????            ????

11/1/2014            PURGATORI #3            5,475            ????

12/1/2014       PURGATORI #4   ????   ????

1/1/2015            PURGATORI #5            4,600            ????

I feel like we can bid this title a final farewell from the chart.

293.) Borderlands Fall of Fyrestone #6 (IDW)

7/1/2014            BORDERLANDS FALL OF FYRESTONE #1            8,830           

9/1/2014            BORDERLANDS FALL OF FYRESTONE #2            5,680            (-35.7%)

10/1/2014            BORDERLANDS FALL OF FYRESTONE #3            ????            ????

11/1/2014            BORDERLANDS FALL OF FYRESTONE #4 5,331            ????

12/1/2014            BORDERLANDS FALL OF FYRESTONE #5 ????            ????

1/1/2015            BORDERLANDS FALL OF FYRESTONE #6 4,580            ????

It appears as if this title has only been suffering minor attrition.

294.) Zero #14 (Image)

8/1/2014            Zero #10 (Mr)            5,758            ????

10/1/2014            Zero #11 (Mr)            ????            ????

11/1/2014            Zero #12 (Mr)            ????            ????

12/1/2014            Zero #13 (Mr)            ????            ????

1/1/2015            Zero #14 (MR)            4,567            ????

We may not see this again soon.

296.) GFT Cinderlla #3 (Zenoscope)

11/1/2014            GFT CINDERELLA #1 (MR)                        ????           

12/1/2014            GFT CINDERELLA #2 (MR)                        ????            ????

1/1/2015            GFT CINDERELLA #3 (MR)                        4,493            ????

This series may not have started on that chart, but it finished on it.

297.) GFT Wonderland #31 (Zenoscope)

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            ????

Maybe we’ll see this title on the chart again when it celebrates its 50th issue.

298.) BSG Death of Apollo #2 (Dynamite Entertainment)

12/1/2014            BSG DEATH OF APOLLO #1            5,626           

1/1/2015            BSG DEATH OF APOLLO #2            4,451            (-20.9%)

Health second issue drop. We may not see this title on the chart anytime soon, but it looks like it will stabilize very quickly.

299.) Evil Ernie #3 (Dynamite Entertainment)

10/1/2014            EVIL ERNIE #1            10,803           

11/1/2014            EVIL ERNIE #2            ????            ????

1/1/2015            EVIL ERNIE #3            4,426            ????
300.) Regular Show #19 (BOOM!)

1/1/2014            Regular Show #8             9,201            (-14.3%)

2/1/2014            Regular Show #10            7,623            (-17.2%)

2/1/2014            Regular Show #9                        8,554            (+12.2%)

3/1/2014            Regular Show #11            7,084            (-17.2%)

4/1/2014            Regular Show #12            6,540            (-7.7%)

7/1/2014            Regular Show #13            6,724            (+2.8%)

8/1/2014            Regular Show #14            6,345            (-5.6%)

9/1/2014            Regular Show #15            ????            ????

10/1/2014            Regular Show #16            ????            ????

11/1/2014            Regular Show #17            ????            ????

12/1/2014            Regular Show #18            ????            ????

1/1/2015            Regular Show #19            4,419            ????

Looks like steady attrition has taken it’s toll.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Looks like the image glory days have already passed. Image probably launched way too much new titles every month (6?). Almost all of them crash and burn, losing more than 3/4 of their debut sales. And with the 9.99$ first paperback, it’s easier to wait for the first trade to know exactly what a new itile is about.

  2. Put Hellboy back with the BPRD and look what happens. Hard to avoid comparing that with where the ongoing series have gone over the last couple of years.

  3. “Looks like the image glory days have already passed.”

    That’s a bit of an overstatement, considering their ever-increasing marketshare month to month.

    I do agree that perhaps they’re releasing a few too many new series, however. They need to give these comics a chance to breath before moving on to the next big thing. Maybe retailers and speculators are demanding a high amount of Image #1s but it’s getting a bit tough on the reader to keep up. I get a lot of comics but it’s true that I’ve begun trade-waiting a lot more of the Image stuff than I used to.

    Even following these stories on a monthly basis gets overwhelming; there’s usually quite a lot of characters, ideas and plot points in every new Image series. They need a little more breathing room if they want to sustain sales levels, in my opinion.

  4. As Evan already mentioned, there are formatting issues. Some entries for #1 issues have publisher and cover price information right next to the title, which pushes the numbers off of the page. Also, there are two entries for My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic at #119 and #144. I believe that #144 should be its companion series, My Little Pony: Friends Forever.

    As for Supreme: Blue Rose, March’s #7 issue was the last one, so unfortunately we won’t have next few issues to look at trends.

    While it’s true that Ten Grand suffered from delays, I think the major reason for its sales decline was the drastic change in art style from Ben Templesmith to CP Smith. It’s ironic when you consider that JMS’ reason for replacing Templesmith was “When we reignited the Joe’s Comics imprint, we took a blood oath that our books would come out on time, no matter what.” I wonder what’s going on with Joe’s Comics imprint, since its other titles are also pretty bad in terms of delays.

  5. “Even following these stories on a monthly basis gets overwhelming; there’s usually quite a lot of characters, ideas and plot points in every new Image series. They need a little more breathing room if they want to sustain sales levels, in my opinion.”

    The complaint here is that there is too much in an Image series? No wonder I’m buying more Image and less Big Two recently.

  6. Interesting how there are so many licensed books in this chart and how pointless some of them are. I mean, “Big Trouble In Little China” – wasn’t that a movie for a long time ago? And someone from a comics company thought “let’s bring this back and make it into a comic”?? They must’ve been low on ideas that day in their editorial meeting.

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