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By Chris Rice

Death of ArchieA few interesting new entries this month, headed by, of all things, The Death of Archie! That’s joined by Rick Remender’s new book Low, and a pair of new Doctor Who books become Titan’s biggest selling comics yet. Lots of books not charting this month for reasons explained below.

Marvel went a bit bonkers this month, and seem to have released about 25-30 more titles than normal, meaning there are only 126 indie titles charting in the top 300, well down on last month’s 148. Despite that, overall sales were up at 1,766,686, compared to last month’s 1,624,693, so average sales this month are 14,021, a huge increase on last month’s 10,977. 31 titles went up in sales and 72 went down, with the rest made up of new entries and specials.

Image are still at number one with an 8.83% dollar share and a 10.97% market share, IDW at second place with a 5.43% dollar share and 4.67% market share. Dark Horse have a 4.73% dollar share and a 4.03% market share, Dynamite have a 2.59% dollar share and 2.40% market share and Boom! have a 2.32 % dollar share and 2.14% market share.

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

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Thanks to icv2.com and Milton Griepp for permission to use these numbers, which are estimates, and can be found here.

12. The Walking Dead (Image)

07/2009: The Walking Dead #63 - 24,001
07/2010: The Walking Dead #75 - 33,079
07/2011: The Walking Dead #87 - 32,126
07/2012: The Walking Dead #100 - 388,038
07/2013: The Walking Dead #112 - 72,975

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08/2013: The Walking Dead #113 - 70,273 (-3.7%)
09/2013: The Walking Dead #114 - 70,440 (+0.2%)
10/2013: The Walking Dead #115 - 310,584 (329,127)(+340.9%)
10/2013: The Walking Dead Tyreese Special - 40,572
10/2013: The Walking Dead #1 10th Anniversary Ed - 39,780
11/2013: The Walking Dead #116 - 69,913 (-77.5%)
11/2013: The Walking Dead #117 - 68,818 (-1.6%)
12/2013: The Walking Dead #118 - 68,020 (-1.2%)
01/2014: The Walking Dead #119 - 65,151 (-4.2%)
01/2014: The Walking Dead #120 - 65,286 (+0.2%)
02/2014: The Walking Dead #121 - 65,244 (-0.1%)
02/2014: The Walking Dead #122 - 64,810 (-0.6%)
03/2014: The Walking Dead #123 - 64,460 (-0.5%)
03/2014: The Walking Dead #124 - 64,659 (+0.3%)
04/2014: The Walking Dead #125 - 66,761 (+3.3%)
04/2014: The Walking Dead #126 - 67,853 (+1.6%)
05/2014: The Walking Dead #127 - 71,352 (+5.2%)
06/2014: The Walking Dead #128 - 74,326 (+4.2%)
07/2014: The Walking Dead #129 - 72,908 (-1.9%)

A slight drop, but still one of the stronger months for the industry’s premier indie book.

27, 42, 297. Life With Archie(Archie)

07/2014: Life with Archie #36 - 57,054
07/2014: Life with Archie Magazine #36 - 6,653
07/2014: Life with Archie #37 - 48,842

So they killed Archie Andrews. He heroically threw himself in front of a gunman’s bullet to save his friend Kevin Keller, and these sales are what happened. Just to give some perspective, last time this book charted, back in January 2011, it sold 2,802 copies through the direct market. With this and Afterlife with Archie, someone in the editorial or marketing department is obviously on the right track!

30. Saga (Image)

07/2012: Saga #5 - 40,556
07/2013: - 

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08/2013: Saga #13 - 55,372 (+3.8%)
09/2013: Saga #14 - 55,585 (+0.4%)
10/2013: Saga #15 - 54,816 (-1.4%)
11/2013: Saga #16 - 54,593 (-0.4%)
12/2013: Saga #17 - 53,264 (-2.4%)
01/2014: Saga #18 - 53,139 (-0.4%)
02-04/2014: -
05/2014: Saga #19 - 55,422 (+4.3%)
06/2014: Saga #20 - 56,497 (+1.9%)
07/2014: Saga #21 - 55,893 (-1.1%)

Holding very steady this month. I’m gonna slightly stick my neck out and predict that this book won’t go below 40,000 copies for the whole of its run, regardless of how long it lasts.

32. Outcast (Image)

06/2014: Outcast #1 - 71,788
07/2014: Outcast #2 - 55,126 (-23.2%)

I would say that’s a very healthy drop; if it can keep its sales around the high 40,000s that has to be a huge success.

54. Low (Image)

07/2014: Low #1 - 43,340

That man Rick Remender has another in an incredible string of hits with Image, this time beautifully illustrated by Greg Tocchini. How many books does this guy write now?

59, 67. Doctor Who Ongoing (IDW)

07/2009: Doctor Who #1 - 10,949
07/2010: Doctor Who #13 - 6,636
07/2011: Doctor Who Vol. 2 #7 - 7,356
07/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #11 - 11,425

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08/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #12 - 10,220 (-10.5%)
09/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #13 - 14,499 (+41.9%)
10/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #14 - 10,826 (-25.3%)
11/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #15 - 10,926 (+0.9%)
12/2013: Doctor Who Vol. 3 #16 - 10,264 (-6.1%)
12/2013: Doctor Who Special 2013 - 10,926 
07/2014: Doctor Who 11th Doctor #1 - 41,068
07/2014: Doctor Who 12th Doctor #1 - 39,707

I happen to know that the 11th Doctor issue has sold out of a 100,000 copy print run and gone to a second print, so these numbers certainly don’t provide the whole picture. I’ve included the previous IDW run for perspective, but will be splitting the two titles into their own listings from next month.

101. Black Science (Image)

11/2013: Black Science #1 - 40,873
12/2013: Black Science #2 - 20,151 (-50.7%)
01/2014: Black Science #3 - 23,965 (-18.9%)
02/2014: Black Science #4 - 25,713 (+7.3%)
03/2014: -
04/2014: Black Science #5 - 25,492 (-0.9%)
04/2014: Black Science #6 - 24,892 (-2.3%)
06/2014: Black Science #7 - 28,147 (+13.1%)

The second arc sees a very healthy increase.

105. Wicked & Divine (Image)

06/2014: Wicked & Divine #1 - 42,948
07/2014: Wicked & Divine #2 - 27,962 (-34.9%)

Not too bad a drop at all, and still a solid hit.

106. Star Wars (Dark Horse)

07/2013: Star Wars #7 - 41,611

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08/2013: Star Wars #8 - 38,792 (-6.8%)
09/2013: Star Wars #9 - 37,502 (-3.3%)
10/2013: Star Wars #10 - 36,019 (-3.9%)
10/2013: 1-for-1 Star Wars #1 - 16,690 (-3.9%)
11/2013: Star Wars #11 - 34,227 (-5.0%)
12/2013: Star Wars #12 - 33,093 (-3.3%)
01/2014: Star Wars #13 - 31,543 (-4.7%)
02/2014: Star Wars #14 - 30,828 (-2.3%)
03/2014: Star Wars #15 - 29,967 (-2.8%)
04/2014: Star Wars #16 - 29,087 (-2.9%)
05/2014: Star Wars #17 - 28,241 (-2.9%)
06/2014: Star Wars #18 - 27,898 (-1.2%)
07/2014: Star Wars #19 - 27,197 (-2.5%)

Into the last 6 issues.

107, 109. East of West (Image)

07/2013: East of West #4 - 43,228

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08/2013: East of West #5 - 36,345 (-15.9%)
09/2013: East of West #6 - 33,381 (-8.2%)
10/2013: -
11/2013: East of West #7 - 32,889 (-1.4%)
12/2013: East of West #8 - 31,059 (-5.6%)
01/2014: East of West #9 - 29,885 (-3.8%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: East of West #10 - 28,853 (-3.4%)
04/2014: East of West #11 - 28,090 (-2.6%)
05/2014: East of West #12 - 27,056 (-3.7%)
06/2014: -
07/2014: East of West #13 - 26,531 (-1.9%)
07/2014: East of West #14 - 26,361 (-0.6%)

Pretty solid this month.

111. Supreme Blue Rose (Image)

07/2014: Supreme Blue Rose #1 - 26,100

A good launch for Warren Ellis’ turn to play with Rob Liefield’s toys. This is Ellis at his most conceptual and arch, and he’s ably joined by Tula Lotay, doing some lovely things with layout and colour. No idea what it’s actually about yet.

115. Afterlife with Archie (Archie)

10/2013: Afterlife With Archie #1 - 41,533 (47,195)
11/2013: Afterlife With Archie #2 - 19,188 (-53.8%)
12/2013: -
01/2014: Afterlife With Archie #3 - 24,266 (+26.5%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: Afterlife With Archie #4 - 24,165 (-0.4%)
04/2014: -
05/2014: Afterlife With Archie #5 - 27,071 (+12.0%)
06/2014: -
07/2014: Afterlife With Archie #6 - 25,702 (-5.1%)

Holding up very well, even with a slight dip this month.

124. Trees (Image)

05/2014: Trees #1 - 31,926
06/2014: Trees #2 - 25,515 (-20.1%)
07/2014: Trees #3 - 23,822 (-6.6%)

Ellis’ other indie book starts levelling out at an encouragingly high sales level.

130. Transformers vs GI Joe (IDW)

07/2014: Transformers vs GI Joe #1 - 23,009

That’s a very strong debut, higher sales than either title command on their own. Or indeed, added together.

140. Southern Bastards (Image) 

04/2014: Southern Bastards #1 - 38,029
05/2014: Southern Bastards #2 - 25,811 (-32.1%)
06/2014: -
07/2014: Southern Bastards #3 - 21,313 (-17.4%)

Average third-issue drop, I would imagine sales will settle around the high teens.

141. Spread (Image)

07/2014: Spread #1 - 21,150

Justin Jordan’s new book self-admittedly has similar themes to both Saga and Last of Us, in it’s post-apocalyptic setting and narration by a character who is a baby at the time of the book, but it’s been forming since before both of those stories started, and it’s pretty interesting in its own right.

142. My Little Pony (IDW)

07/2013: My Little Pony #9 - 41,444

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08/2013: My Little Pony #10 - 24,475 (31,860) (-30.4%)
08/2013: My Little Pony Cover Gallery #1 - 6,859
09/2013: My Little Pony #11 - 32,784 (+33.9%)
10/2013: My Little Pony #12 - 23,686 (31,365) (-27.7%)
10/2013: My Little Pony 2013 Annual - 18,614
11/2013: My Little Pony #13 - 35,653 (+50.5%)
11/2013: My Little Pony Art Gallery - 6,028
12/2013: My Little Pony #14 - 22,990 (30,725)(-35.5%)
01/2014: My Little Pony #15 - 27,461 (+19.4%)
02/2014: My Little Pony #16 - 26,942 (-1.9%)
02/2014: My Little Pony 100 Penny Press #1 - 21,957 (-1.9%)
03/2014: My Little Pony #17 - 26,683 (-0.9%)
04/2014: My Little Pony #18 - 26,091 (-2.2%)
05/2014: My Little Pony #19 - 22,820 (-12.5%)
06/2014: My Little Pony #20 - 20,711 (-9.2%)
07/2014: My Little Pony #21 - 20,871 (+0.8%)
149. My Little Pony Friends Forever (IDW)

01/2014: MLP Friends Forever #1 - 23,370 
02/2014: MLP Friends Forever #2 - 20,676 (-11.5%)
03/2014: MLP Friends Forever #3 - 20,038 (-3.1%)
04/2014: MLP Friends Forever #4 - 20,149 (+0.5%)
05/2014: MLP Friends Forever #5 - 19,312 (-4.2%)
06/2014: MLP Friends Forever #6 - 18,132 (-6.1%)
07/2014: MLP Friends Forever #7 - 19,850 (+9.5%)

Both Pony books see a rise this month, Friends Forever in particular.

153. Lazarus (Image)

05/2013: Lazarus #1 - 48,030
07/2013: Lazarus #2 - 27,143 (31,470)(-43.5%)
08/2013: Lazarus #3 - 24,961 (-8.0%)
10/2013: Lazarus #4 - 23,701 (-5.0%)
12/2013: Lazarus #5 - 22,695(-4.2%)
02/2014: Lazarus #6 - 21,198(-6.6%)
03/2014: Lazarus #7 - 20,150(-4.9%)
04/2014: Lazarus #8 - 19,826(-1.6%)
07/2014: Lazarus #9 - 19,066(-3.8%)

Starting to settle into a gradual downward slide, but still performing well.

157. Buffy TVS (Dark Horse)

07/2013: Buffy TVS Season 9 #23 - 20,768

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08/2013: Buffy TVS Season 9 #24 - 20,584 (-0.9%)
09/2013: Buffy TVS Season 9 #25 - 20,392 (-0.9%)
03/2014: Buffy TVS Season 10 #1 - 27,851 (+36.6%)
04/2014: Buffy TVS Season 10 #2 - 21,804 (-21.7%)
05/2014: Buffy TVS Season 10 #3 - 20,556 (-5.7%)
06/2014: Buffy TVS Season 10 #4 - 19,365 (-5.8%)
07/2014: Buffy TVS Season 10 #5 - 18,827 (-2.8%)

Standard attrition.

158. Velvet (Image)

10/2013: Velvet #1 - 41,897
12/2013: Velvet #2 - 25,549 (-39.0%)
01/2014: Velvet #3 - 23,177 (-9.3%)
03/2014: Velvet #4 - 21,412 (-7.6%)
05/2014: Velvet #5 - 20,258 (-5.4%)
07/2014: Velvet #6 - 18,775 (-7.3%)

Dropping a little fast, but still healthy.

160. Star Wars Rebel Heist (Dark Horse)

04/2014: Star Wars Rebel Heist #1 - 24,913
05/2014: Star Wars Rebel Heist #2 - 20,387 (-18.2%)
06/2014: Star Wars Rebel Heist #3 - 19,379 (-4.9%)
07/2014: Star Wars Rebel Heist #4 - 18,710 (-3.4%)

The series closes out at a very decent sales-level.

164. Dark Engine (Image)

07/2014: Dark Engine #1 - 17,407

I’ve read the first two issues and enjoyed them, but I honestly couldn’t tell you what this book is about. I would suggest that does not bode well for sales.

169. Nailbiter (Image)

05/2014: Nailbiter #1 - 22,746
06/2014: Nailbiter #2 - 15,193 (-33.2%)
07/2014: Nailbiter #3 - 16,581 (+9.1%)

A nice little increase as word of mouth spreads.

171. Star Wars Darth Maul (Dark Horse)

07/2012: Darth Maul Death Sentence #1 - 18,579

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05/2014: Darth Maul Son of Dathomir #1 - 17,905
06/2014: Darth Maul Son of Dathomir #2 - 15,829 (-11.6%)
07/2014: Darth Maul Son of Dathomir #3 - 15,994 (+1.0%)

Dead solid.

173. Ragnarok (IDW)

07/2014: Ragnarok #1 - 15,598

Walt Simonson tells a very different tale of the Norse gods than those he used to write in the pages of Marvel’s Mighty Thor.

175. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (IDW)

07/2012: TMNT #12 - 18,789
07/2013: TMNT #24 - 16,484

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08/2013: TMNT #25 - 17,833 (+8.0%)
09/2013: TMNT #26 - 17,322 (-2.9%)
10/2013: TMNT #27 - 17,042 (-1.6%)
11/2013: TMNT #28 - 17,045 (0%)
12/2013: TMNT #29 - 15,532 (-8.9%)
01/2014: TMNT #30 - 14,979 (-3.6%)
02/2014: TMNT #31 - 14,684 (-2.0%)
03/2014: TMNT #32 - 15,040 (+2.4%)
04/2014: TMNT #33 - 16,736 (+11.3%)
05/2014: TMNT 30th Anniversary Special - 13,391 
06/2014: TMNT #34 - 17,442 (+4.2%)
06/2014: TMNT #35 - 15,174 (-13.0%)
07/2014: TMNT #36 - 15,415 (+1.6%)

Solid.

178. Manifest Destiny (Image)

11/2013: Manifest Destiny #1 - 17,371
12/2013: Manifest Destiny #2 - 12,801 (-26.3%)
01/2014: Manifest Destiny #3 - 12,034 (-6.0%)
02/2014: Manifest Destiny #4 - 13,291 (+10.4%)
03/2014: Manifest Destiny #5 - 14,152 (+6.5%)
04/2014: Manifest Destiny #6 - 14,851 (+4.9%)
06/2014: Manifest Destiny #7 - 21,500 (+44.8%)
07/2014: Manifest Destiny #8 - 15,060 (-29.9%)

Shamefully, I managed to miss this last month, when it shot up for the beginning of the new arc. Now it’s dropped back off again a bit, but it’s still up overall.

179. Big Trouble in Little China (Boom!)

06/2014: Big Trouble In Little China #1 - 24,160
07/2014: Big Trouble In Little China #2 - 14,838 (-38.6%)

Quite a big drop, but still just Boom’s biggest seller…

180. Adventure Time (Boom!)

07/2012: Adventure Time #6 - 26,019
07/2013: Adventure Time #18 - 21,071

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08/2013: Adventure Time #19 - 19,852 (-5.8%)
09/2013: Adventure Time #20 - 18,822 (-5.2%)
10/2013: Adventure Time #21 - 18,156 (-3.5%)
10/2013: Adventure Time 2013 Spooktacular - 16,920
11/2013: Adventure Time #22 - 16,905 (-6.9%)
12/2013: Adventure Time #23 - 15,635 (-7.5%)
01/2014: Adventure Time #24 - 14,757 (-5.6%)
01/2014: Adventure Time 2014 Special - 13,388 
02/2014: Adventure Time #25 - 14,191 (-3.8%)
03/2014: Adventure Time #26 - 13,839 (-2.5%)
04/2014: Adventure Time #27 - 13,205 (-4.6%)
04/2014: Adventure Time 2014 Annual - 11,573
05/2014: Adventure Time #28 - 12,806 (-3.0%)
06/2014: Adventure Time #29 - 13,785 (+7.6%)
07/2014: Adventure Time #30 - 14,487 (+5.1%)

…closely followed by Adventure Time, which seems to be rebounding a bit in sales, helped by this special Marcelzine issue.

182. Fatale (Image)

07/2013: -

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08/2013: Fatale #16 - 17,045 (-24.6%)
09/2013: Fatale #17 - 16,571 (-2.7%)
10/2013: -
11/2013: Fatale #18 - 16,154 (-2.5%)
12/2013: -
01/2014: Fatale #19 - 15,725 (-2.7%)
02/2014: Fatale #20 - 13,862 (-11.8%)
03/2014: Fatale #21 - 14,799 (-6.8%)
04/2014: -
05/2014: Fatale #22 - 14,694 (-0.7%)
06/2014: Fatale #23 - 14,407 (-1.9%)
07/2014: Fatale #24 - 14,255 (-1.1%)

The last issue holds steady, with The Fade Out, their new series, starting next month.

184. Groo vs Conan (Dark Horse)

07/2014: Groo vs Conan #1 - 13,942

The long-awaited crossover finally begins, to decent sales.

186. The Manhattan Projects (Image)

07/2012: The Manhattan Projects #5 - 18,398
07/2013: -

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08/2013: The Manhattan Projects #13 - 17,556 (+2.8%)
09/2013: The Manhattan Projects #14 - 16,881 (-3.8%)
10/2013: The Manhattan Projects #15 - 16,842 (-0.2%)
11/2013: The Manhattan Projects #16 - 16,674 (-0.1%)
12/2013: The Manhattan Projects #17 - 15,646 (-6.0%)
01/2014: -
02/2014: The Manhattan Projects #18 - 15,076 (-3.6%)
03/2014: The Manhattan Projects #19 - 14,813 (-1.7%)
04/2014: The Manhattan Projects #20 - 14,253 (-3.8%)
05/2014: -
06/2014: The Manhattan Projects #21 - 15,126 (+6.1%)
07/2014: The Manhattan Projects #22 - 13,319 (-11.9%)

Slightly ouch. Honestly, while it’s still wildly funny, it’s had a slightly aimless feel these last few issues, as if Hickman isn’t quite sure where to go next

187. Rat Queens (Image)

09/2013: Rat Queens #1 - 21,745
10/2013: Rat Queens #2 - 12,335 (-43.3%)
11/2013: Rat Queens #3 - 11,967 (-3.0%)
12/2014: -
01/2014: Rat Queens #4 - 11,553 (-3.5%)
02/2014: Rat Queens #5 - 11,121 (-3.7%)
03-04/2014: -
05/2014: Rat Queens #6 - 11,476 (+3.2%)
06/2014: Rat Queens #7 - 12,903 (+12.4%)

Rat Queens gets the Image new-arc boost for its second highest sales.

188. Death Vigil (Image)

07/2014: Death Vigil #1 - 12,832

Stjepan Sejic writes and draws this surprisingly fun afterlife romp, and gets relatively decent sales.

189. Star Wars Legacy (Dark Horse)

07/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #5 - 15,854

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08/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #6 - 15,394 (-2.9%)
09/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #7 - 14,924 (-3.0%)
10/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #8 - 14,576 (-2.3%)
11/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #9 - 13,999 (-4.0%)
11/2013: 1 For $1 Star Wars Legacy #1 - 6,624
12/2013: Star Wars Legacy II #10 - 13,783 (-1.5%)
01/2014: Star Wars Legacy II #11 - 13,398 (-3.0%)
02/2014: Star Wars Legacy II #12 - 13,029 (-2.7%)
03/2014: Star Wars Legacy II #13 - 12,671 (-2.7%)
04/2014: Star Wars Legacy II #14 - 12,523 (-1.2%)
05/2014: Star Wars Legacy II #15 - 12,473 (-0.4%)
06/2014: Star Wars Legacy II #16 - 12,373 (-0.8%)
07/2014: Star Wars Legacy II #17 - 12,544 (+1.4%)

Very solid over these last few issues.

190. Angel & Faith (Dark Horse)

07/2013: Angel & Faith #24 - 13,368

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08/2013: Angel & Faith #25 - 13,335 (-0.2%)
04/2014: Angel & Faith #1 - 17,820 (+33.6%)
05/2014: Angel & Faith #2 - 14,200 (-20.3%)
06/2014: Angel & Faith #3 - 13,029 (-8.2%)
07/2014: Angel & Faith #4 - 12,468 (-4.3%)

Starting to level out, sales-wise.

191. The Devilers (Dynamite)

07/2014: The Devilers #1 - 12,311

Josh Fialkov riffs on Seven Samurai for his new supernatural book.

193. Spawn (Image)

07/2009: Spawn #193 - 20,293
07/2010: Spawn #198 - 17,985
07/2011: Spawn #209 - 13,964
07/2012: Spawn #221 - 15,801
07/2013: Spawn #233 - 15,701

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08/2013: Spawn #234 - 15,930 (+0.8%)
09/2013: Spawn #235 - 15,081 (-5.3%)
10/2013: Spawn #236 - 13,368 (-11.4%)
11/2013: Spawn #237 - 14,411 (+7.8%)
12/2013: Spawn #238 - 12,459 (-13.5%)
01/2014: Spawn #239 - 12,369 (-0.7%)
02/2014: Spawn #240 - 11,827 (-4.4%)
03/2014: Spawn #241 - 11,766 (-0.5%)
04/2014: Spawn #242 - 11,827 (+0.5%)
05/2014: Spawn #243 - 11,714 (-1.0%)
06/2014: Spawn #244 - 11,837 (+1.0%)
07/2014: Spawn #245 - 12,090 (+2.1%)

Ticking up as it approaches the 250th issue.

194. Chew (Image)

07/2009: Chew #2 - 6,735
07/2010: Chew #12 - 13,011
07/2011: Chew #19 - 12,510
07/2012: Chew Secret Agent Poyo #1 - 15,982
07/2013: Chew #35 - 12,818

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08/2013: -
09/2013: Chew #36 - 12,402 (-3.2%)
10/2013: Chew #37 - 12,214 (-1.5%)
12/2013: Chew #38 - 12,068 (-1.2%)
01/2014: Chew #39 - 11,487 (-4.8%)
02/2014: Chew #40 - 11,193 (-2.6%)
04/2014: Chew #41 - 10,835 (-3.2%)
05/2014: Chew/ Revival #1 - 18,259
06/2014: Chew #42 - 10,981 (-1.3%)
07/2014: Chew Warrior Chicken Poyo #1 - 12,075

These Poyo specials really are quite popular, aren’t they?

198, 265. Grimm Fairy Tales (Zenescope)

07/2009: Grimm Fairy Tales #40 - 9,616
07/2010: Grimm Fairy Tales #49 - 9,594
07/2011: Grimm Fairy Tales #61 - 7,777
07/2012: Grimm Fairy Tales #75 - 11,108
07/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #87 - 7,201

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08/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #88 - 6,023 (-16.4%)
09/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #89 - 7,423 (+23.2%)
10/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #90 - 6,779 (-8.7%)
11/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #91 - 6,697 (-1.2%)
12/2013: Grimm Fairy Tales #92 - 6,262 (-6.5%)
01/2014: Grimm Fairy Tales #93 - 6,362 (+1.6%)
02/2014: Grimm Fairy Tales #94 - 6,175 (-2.9%)
03/2014: Grimm Fairy Tales #95 - 6,036 (-2.3%)
04/2014: Grimm Fairy Tales #96 - 5,928 (-2.3%)
05/2014: Grimm Fairy Tales #97 - 6,055 (+2.1%)
05/2014: Grimm Fairy Tales Annual 2014 - 5,089
06/2014: Grimm Fairy Tales #98 - 5,828 (-3.7%)
07/2014: Grimm Fairy Tales #98 - 7,472 (+28.2%)
07/2014: Grimm Fairy Tales #100 - 11,722 (+56.9%)

Double-shipping this month, with the hundredth issue scoring particularly good sales.

200. Cowl (Image)

05/2014: COWL #1 - 20,851
06/2014: COWL #2 - 13,569 (-34.9%)
07/2014: COWL #3 - 11,604 (-14.5%)

A fairly standard third-issue drop.

203. TMNT Turtles in Time (IDW)

06/2014: TMNT Turtles In Time #1 - 13,840
07/2014: TMNT Turtles In Time #2 - 11,334 (-18.1%)
207. Star Trek City o/t Edge of Forever (IDW)

06/2014: City on the Edge of Forever #1 - 12,028
07/2014: City on the Edge of Forever #2 - 11,224 (-6.7%)
208. Armor Hunters (Valiant)

06/2014: Armor Hunters #1 - 16,484
07/2014: Armor Hunters #2 - 11,224 (-31.9%)

Three second-issues in a row, the first two with very reasonable drops, Armor Hunters sadly does not fare so well.

210. Army of Darkness (Dynamite)

10/2013: Ash & The Army of Darkness #1 - 12,620
11/2013: -
12/2013: Ash & The Army of Darkness #2 - 8,223 (-34.8%)
01/2014: Ash & The Army of Darkness #3 - 7,261 (-11.7%)
02/2014: Ash & The Army of Darkness #4 - 6,563 (-9.6%)
03/2014: -
04/2014: Ash & The Army of Darkness #5 - 6,207 (-9.6%)
04/2014: Ash & The Army of Darkness #6 - 5,884 (-5.4%)
05/2014: Ash & The Army of Darkness #7 - 5,690 (-3.3%)
06/2014: Ash & The Army of Darkness #8 - 5,455 (-4.1%)
07/2014: Army of Darkness Ash Gets Hitched #1 - 10,956 (+100.8%)

Looks like they’re going to the mini-series model from here-on. With a debut like this, you can see why.

211. Life After (Oni)

07/2014: Life After #1 - 10,899

Josh Fialkov’s second new book this month, and enormously good fun it is too.

212. X-Files Season 10 (IDW)

07/2013: X-Files Season 10 #2 - 16,729

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08/2013: X-Files Season 10 #3 - 17,557 (+4.9%)
09/2013: X-Files Season 10 #4 - 16,999 (-3.2%)
10/2013: X-Files Season 10 #5 - 16,819 (-1.1%)
11/2013: X-Files Season 10 #6 - 15,289 (-9.1%)
12/2013: X-Files Season 10 #7 - 14,792 (-3.3%)
01/2014: X-Files Season 10 #8 - 13,981 (-5.5%)
02/2014: X-Files Season 10 #9 - 13,129 (-6.1%)
03/2014: X-Files Season 10 #10 - 12,252 (-6.7%)
04/2014: X-Files Season 10 #11 - 13,210 (+7.8%)
04/2014: X-Files Annual 2014 - 9,504
05/2014: X-Files Season 10 #12 - 11,773 (-10.9%)
06/2014: X-Files Season 10 #13 - 11,497 (-2.3%)
07/2014: X-Files Season 10 #14 - 10,850 (-5.6%)

Sales continue to slip.

213. Rai (Valiant)

04/2014: Rai #1 - 29,137
05/2014: -
06/2014: Rai #2 - 13,448 (-53.8%)
07/2014: Rai #3 - 10,665 (-20.7%)

Rapidly approaching the sales level of the rest of Valiant’s line.

214. Squidder (IDW)

07/2014: Squidder #1 - 10,537

Ben Templesmith returns to the fray with this new Lovecraftian sci-fi book.

215. Adventure Time Banana Guard Academy (Boom!)

07/2014: Banana Guard Academy #1 - 10,402

Do I hear the distant sound of a barrel being scraped?

216. Ten Grand (Image)

07/2013: Ten Grand #3 - 21,858 (-25.5%)

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08/2013: Ten Grand #4 - 19,017 (-13.0%)
11/2013: Ten Grand #5 - 17,020 (-10.5%)
12/2013: Ten Grand #6 - 15,366 (-9.7%)
02/2014: Ten Grand #7 - 13,201 (-14.1%)
03/2014: Ten Grand #8 - 12,117 (-8.2%)
04/2014: Ten Grand #9 - 11,210 (-7.5%)
07/2014: Ten Grand #10 - 10,354 (-7.6%)

This really doesn’t seem to be slowing down.

218. X-Files Year Zero (IDW)

07/2014: X-Files Year Zero #1 - 10,333

Going back to the forties for the origin of the X-Files department.

219. Legenderry (Dynamite)

12/2013: Legenderry #1 - 27,174
02/2014: Legenderry #2 - 14,570 (-46.4%)
03/2014: Legenderry #3 - 12,218 (-16.1%)
06/2014: Legenderry #4 - 10,865 (-11.1%)
07/2014: Legenderry #5 - 10,317 (-5.0%)

The drops are finally starting to slow up.

221. Chastity (Dynamite)

07/2014: Chastity #1 - 10,208

Another of the old Chaos characters gets her own book.

222. Tomb Raider (Dark Horse)

02/2014: Tomb Raider #1 - 18,486
03/2014: Tomb Raider #2 - 13,636 (-26.2%)
04/2014: Tomb Raider #3 - 12,133 (-11.0%)
05/2014: Tomb Raider #4 - 11,300 (-6.9%)
06/2014: Tomb Raider #5 - 10,536 (-6.8%)
07/2014: Tomb Raider #6 - 10,149 (-3.7%)

Sales starting to stabilize.

223. Star Trek Ongoing (IDW)

07/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #23 - 11,022

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08/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #24 - 10,886 (-1.2%)
09/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #25 - 11,388 (+4.6%)
10/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #26 - 10,872 (-4.5%)
11/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #27 - 9,985 (-8.2%)
12/2013: Star Trek Annual 2013 - 8,683
12/2013: Star Trek Ongoing #28 - 10,443 (+4.6%)
01/2014: Star Trek Ongoing #29 - 10,127 (-3.0%)
02/2014: Star Trek Ongoing #30 - 9,906 (-2.2%)
03/2014: Star Trek Ongoing #31 - 9,781 (-1.3%)
04/2014: Star Trek Ongoing #32 - 10,801 (+10.4%)
05/2014: Star Trek Ongoing #33 - 9,729 (-9.9%)
06/2014: Star Trek Ongoing #34 - 10,216 (+4.8%)
07/2014: Star Trek Ongoing #35 - 10,089 (-1.2%)

Solid this month.

224. Transformers More TMTE (IDW)

07/2013: More Than Meets Eye #19 - 9,320

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08/2013: More Than Meets Eye #20 - 9,402 (+0.9%)
09/2013: More Than Meets Eye #21 - 9,258 (-1.5%)
10/2013: More Than Meets Eye #22 - 9,248 (-0.1%)
11/2013: Dark Cybertron #1 - 12,165
11/2013: More Than Meets Eye #23 - 9,579 (+3.6%)
12/2013: More Than Meets Eye #24 - 10,138 (+5.8%)
01/2014: More Than Meets Eye #25 - 9,867 (-2.7%)
02/2014: More Than Meets Eye #26 - 9,663 (-2.1%)
03/2014: More Than Meets Eye #27 - 9,409 (-2.6%)
03/2014: Dark Cybertron Finale - 9,395
04/2014: More Than Meets Eye #28 - 9,667 (+2.7%)
05/2014: More Than Meets Eye #29 - 9,543 (-1.3%)
06/2014: More Than Meets Eye #30 - 9,395 (-1.6%)
07/2014: More Than Meets Eye #31 - 10,063 (+7.1%)

A bit of an increase.

228. Lumberjanes (Boom!)

04/2014: Lumberjanes #1 - 13,129
05/2014: Lumberjanes #2 - 9,904 (-24.6%)
06/2014: Lumberjanes #3 - 9,150 (-7.6%)
07/2014: Lumberjanes #4 - 9,988 (+9.2%)

Sales catch up to word-of-mouth, with a nice increase.

229. Revival (Image)

07/2013: Revival #12 - 13,948

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08/2013: Revival #13 - 12,549 (-10.0%)
09/2013: Revival #14 - 12,254 (-2.3%)
10/2013: -
11/2013: Revival #15 - 11,468 (-6.4%)
12/2013: Revival #16 - 11,065 (-3.5%)
01/2014: Revival #17 - 10,585 (-4.3%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: Revival #18 - 10,456 (-1.2%)
04/2014: Revival #19 - 10,384 (-0.7%)
05/2014: Revival #20 - 10,341 (-0.4%)
06/2014: Revival #21 - 9,808 (-5.1%)
07/2014: Revival #22 - 9,931 (+1.2%)

Solid.

230. The Goon (Dark Horse)

11/2013: The Goon #44 - 7,894
06/2014: The Goon #45 - 8,848 (+12.1%)
07/2014: The Goon #46 - 9,736 (+10.0%)

The beginning of a new mini-series within the series and sales head upwards.

231. Hack Slash (Image)

07/2014: Hack Slash Son of Samhain #1 - 9,466

The return of Hack-Slash, and these are the second-best sales the book’s ever got, only less than the original #1.

232. Thief of Thieves (Image)

07/2013: Thief of Thieves #15 - 14,013

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08/2013: Thief of Thieves #16 - 13,182 (-5.9%)
09/2013: -
10/2013: Thief of Thieves #17 - 12,511 (-5.1%)
11/2013: Thief of Thieves #18 - 11,809 (-5.6%)
12/2013: -
01/2014: Thief of Thieves #19 - 11,291 (-4.4%)
02-03/2014: -
04/2014: Thief of Thieves #20 - 9,874 (-12.6%)
05/2014: Thief of Thieves #21 - 9,625 (-2.5%)
07/2014: Thief of Thieves #22 - 9,457 (-1.7%)

Slowly declining.

233. Vampirella (Dynamite)

07/2013: -

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08/2013: Vampirella #31 - 5,618 (-6.3%)
08/2013: Vampirella #32 - 5,548 (-1.2%)
08/2013: Vampirella #33 - 5,445 (-1.9%)
09/2013: Vampirella #34 - ???? (???)
10/2013: Vampirella #35 - ???? (???)
11/2013: Vampirella #36 - ???? (???)
12/2013: Vampirella #37 - ???? (???)
02/2014: Vampirella #38 - 4,758 (???)
06/2014: New Vampirella #1 - 22,864 (+380.5%)
07/2014: New Vampirella #2 - 9,445 (-58.7%)

A big drop, but still well above the last series.

234. Tuki Save the Humans (Cartoon Books)

07/2014: Tuki Save the Humans #1 - 9,425

If Jeff Smith has a publicist he needs to give them a kick up the arse, ‘cos I didn’t even know this, his new series, was coming out. Judging by these sales, neither did a lot of other people.

235. Satellite Sam (Image)

07/2013: Satellite Sam #1 - 32,452
08/2013: Satellite Sam #2 - 20,752 (-36.1%)
09/2013: Satellite Sam #3 - 16,909 (-18.5%)
10/2013: Satellite Sam #4 - 14,666 (-13.3%)
12/2013: Satellite Sam #5 - 13,060 (-11.0%)
02/2014: Satellite Sam #6 - 10,797 (-17.3%)
03/2014: Satellite Sam #7 - 10,210 (-5.4%)
05/2014: Satellite Sam #8 - 9,997 (-2.1%)
07/2014: Satellite Sam #9 - 9,271 (-7.3%)

After a slight slowdown in the drops last issue, they accelerate again.

236. X-O Manowar (Valiant)

07/2013: X-O Manowar #15 - 13,997

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08/2013: X-O Manowar #16 - 11,019 (-21.3%)
09/2013: X-O Manowar #17 - 10,859 (-1.5%)
10/2013: X-O Manowar #18 - 11,438 (+5.3%)
11/2013: X-O Manowar #19 - 11,744 (+3.0%)
12/2013: X-O Manowar #20 - 9,941 (-15.4%)
01/2014: X-O Manowar #21 - 9,336 (-6.1%)
02/2014: X-O Manowar #22 - 9,808 (+5.1%)
03/2014: X-O Manowar #23 - 9,394 (-4.2%)
04/2014: X-O Manowar #24 - 8,595 (-8.5%)
05/2014: X-O Manowar #25 - 12,493 (+45.4%)
06/2014: X-O Manowar #26 - 10,083 (-19.3%)
07/2014: X-O Manowar #27 - 9,183 (-8.9%)

Sales dropping back to pre-Armor Hunters level.

237. Conan (Dark Horse)

07/2013: Conan the Barbarian #18 - 12,331

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08/2013: Conan the Barbarian #19 - 12,105 (-1.8%)
09/2013: Conan the Barbarian #20 - 11,828 (-2.3%)
10/2013: Conan the Barbarian #21 - 11,800 (-0.2%)
11/2013: Conan the Barbarian #22 - 11,384 (-3.5%)
12/2013: Conan the Barbarian #23 - 11,245 (-1.2%)
01/2014: Conan the Barbarian #24 - 10,924 (-2.9%)
02/2014: Conan the Barbarian #25 - 10,736 (-1.7%)
03/2014: -
04/2014: Conan the Avenger #1 - 11,565 (+7.7%)
05/2014: Conan the Avenger #2 - 9,946 (-14.0%)
06/2014: Conan the Avenger #3 - 9,486 (-4.6%)
07/2014: Conan the Avenger #4 - 9,182 (-3.2%)

Maybe starting to find a level.

238. Transformers Windblade (IDW)

04/2014: Transformers Windblade #1 - 9,855
05/2014: Transformers Windblade #2 - 8,980 (-8.9%)
06/2014: Transformers Windblade #3 - 8,920 (-0.7%)
07/2014: Transformers Windblade #4 - 9,130 (+2.3%)

A slight uptick for the last issue.

239. Shutter (Image)

04/2014: Shutter #1 - 18,984 (21,500)
05/2014: Shutter #2 - 12,267 (-35.4%)
06/2014: Shutter #3 - 9,887 (-19.4%)
07/2014: Shutter #4 - 9,107 (-7.9%)

Still a little way until this settles.

240. Red Sonja (Dynamite) 

07/2013: Red Sonja #79 - ????

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08/2013: Red Sonja #2 - 18,327 (-40.0%)
08/2013: Red Sonja #80 - 5,066 (???)
09/2013: Red Sonja #3 - 15,928 (-13.1%)
10/2013: Red Sonja #4 - 15,128 (-5.0%)
11/2013: Red Sonja #5 - 13,811 (-8.7%)
12/2013: Red Sonja #6 - 13,291 (-3.7%)
01/2014: Li'l Sonja #1 - 5,465
02/2014: Red Sonja #7 - 12,622 (-5.0%)
02/2014: Red Sonja Berserker - 5,810
04/2014: Red Sonja #8 - 12,392 (-1.8%)
04/2014: Red Sonja and Cub - 5,877
05/2014: Red Sonja #9 - 11,850 (-4.4%)
06/2014: Red Sonja #10 - 11,685 (-1.4%)
06/2014: Red Sonja Sanctuary - 5,486
07/2014: Red Sonja #0 - 9,009

This #0 backfired a little, it’s by the regular team, but retailers took the opportunity to cut 2,600 copies off their orders.

241, 251. Caliban (Avatar)

04/2014: Caliban #1 - 13,196
05/2014: Caliban #2 - 9,454 (-28.4%)
06/2014: Caliban #3 - 9,506 (+0.5%)
07/2014: Caliban #4 - 8,986 (-5.5%)
07/2014: Caliban #3 - 8,300 (-7.6%)

Have I mentioned how much I like this book? Two issues this month.

242. Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie)

07/2013: Sonic #251 - 12,782

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08/2013: -
09/2013: Sonic #252 - 10,968 (-14.2%)
10/2013: Sonic #253 - 10,982 (+0.1%)
10/2013: Sonic #254 - 10,585 (-3.6%)
11/2013: -
12/2013: Sonic #255 - 10,422 (-1.5%)
01/2014: Sonic #256 - 9,840 (-5.6%)
02/2014: Sonic #257 - 9,325 (-5.2%)
03/2014: Sonic #258 - 9,023 (-3.2%)
04/2014: Sonic #259 - 6,228 (9,495)(+5.2%)
05/2014: Sonic #260 - 8,866 (-6.6%)
06/2014: Sonic #261 - 8,822 (-0.5%)
07/2014: Sonic #262 - 8,971 (+1.7%)

Slightly up this month.

243. The Woods (Boom!)

05/2014: The Woods #1 - 13,916
06/2014: The Woods #2 - 9,352 (-32.8%)
07/2014: The Woods #3 - 8,852 (-5.3%)

Starting to find a level.

244. Borderlands Origins (IDW)

11/2012: Borderlands Origins #1 - 6,409
12/2012: Borderlands Origins #2 - 5,040 (-21.4%)
01/2013: Borderlands Origins #3 - 5,572 (+10.6%)
02/2013: Borderlands Origins #4 - 5,581 (+0.2%)
07/2014: Borderlands Fall of Fyrestone #1 - 8,830 (+58.2%)

A big increase for this new series.

245, 264. Harbinger (Valiant)

07/2013: Harbinger #14 - 10,709

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08/2013: Harbinger #15 - 12,086 (+12.9%)
09/2013: Harbinger #16 - 10,199 (-15.6%)
10/2013: Harbinger #17 - 10,686 (+4.8%)
11/2013: Harbinger #18 - 9,203 (-13.9%)
12/2013: Harbinger #19 - 9,237 (+0.4%)
01/2014: Harbinger #20 - 9,060 (-1.9%)
02/2014: Harbinger #21 - 8,473 (-6.5%)
03/2014: Harbinger Bleeding Monk #0 - 8,423
04/2014: Harbinger #22 - 8,213 (-3.1%)
05/2014: Harbinger #23 - 8,011 (-2.5%)
06/2014: Harbinger #24 - 7,256 (-9.4%)
07/2014: Harbinger #25 - 8,766 (+20.8%)
07/2014: Armour Hunters Harbinger #1 - 7,518 (-14.2%)

Not great sales really.

246. Transformers Robots In Disguise (IDW)

07/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #19 - 9,564

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08/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #20 - 9,218 (-3.6%)
09/2013: -
10/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #21 - 9,220 (0%)
10/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #22 - 9,044 (-1.9%)
11/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #23 - 10,355 (+14.5%)
12/2013: Transformers Robots In Disguise #24 - 9,812 (-5.2%)
01/2014: Transformers Robots In Disguise #25 - 9,609 (-2.1%)
02/2014: Transformers Robots In Disguise #26 - 9,535 (-0.7%)
03/2014: Transformers Robots In Disguise #27 - 9,409 (-1.3%)
04/2014: Transformers Robots In Disguise #28 - 9,568 (+1.7%)
05/2014: Transformers Robots In Disguise #29 - 9,543 (-0.3%)
06/2014: Transformers Robots In Disguise #30 - 9,714 (+1.8%)
07/2014: Transformers Robots In Disguise #31 - 8,706 (-10.4%)

That’s a surprisingly big drop, I suspect there may be some copies that missed the chart but we’ll see next month.

247. Unity (Valiant)

11/2013: Unity #1 - 60,003
12/2013: Unity #2 - 18,845 (-68.6%)
01/2014: Unity #3 - 13,277 (-29.5%)
02/2014: Unity #4 - 10,644 (-19.8%)
03/2014: Unity #5 - 12,268 (+15.3%)
04/2014: Unity #6 - 9,351 (-23.8%)
05/2014: Unity #7 - 8,653 (-7.5%)
06/2014: Unity #8 - 9,442 (+9.1%)
07/2014: Unity #9 - 8,485 (-10.1%)

All of last month’s increase lost.

248. Black Market (Boom!)

07/2014: Black Market #1 - 8,414

Kind of a superhero Breaking Bad, with an out of work doctor sucked into an illicit world of superhero DNA harvesting. It’s rather good, written by Frank Barbiere.

253. King Conan (Dark Horse)

07/2013: Hour of The Dragon #3 - 9,319

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08/2013: Hour of The Dragon #4 - 9,492 (+1.9%)
09/2013: Hour of The Dragon #5 - 9,358 (-1.4%)
10/2013: Hour of The Dragon #6 - 9,131 (-2.4%)
02/2014: Conqueror #1 - 9,646 (+5.6%)
03/2014: Conqueror #2 - 8,495 (-11.9%)
04/2014: Conqueror #3 - 8,519 (+0.3%)
05/2014: Conqueror #4 - 8,428 (-1.1%)
06/2014: Conqueror #5 - 8,376 (-0.6%)
07/2014: Conqueror #6 - 8,171 (-2.4%)
254. Aphrodite IX (Image)

07/2013: Aphrodite IX #3 - 9,339 (-0.8%)

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08/2013: Aphrodite IX #4 - 9,186 (-1.6%)
09/2013: -
10/2013: Aphrodite IX #5 - ???? (???)
11/2013: Aphrodite IX #6 - 5,830 (???)
01/2014: Aphrodite IX #7 - 5,404 (-7.3%)
02/2014: Aphrodite IX #8 - 4,998 (-7.5%)
03/2014: Aphrodite IX #9 - 5,352 (+7.1%)
05/2014: Aphrodite IX #10 - 5,211 (-2.6%)
07/2014: Aphrodite IX/ Cyber Force #1 - 8,115 (+55.7%)
255. Chaos (Dynamite)

05/2014: Chaos #1 - 19,537
06/2014: Chaos #2 - 10,399 (-46.8%)
07/2014: Chaos #3 - 8,097 (-22.1%)
256. BPRD (Dark Horse)

07/2013: Hell on Earth #109 - 10,018

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08/2013: Hell on Earth #110 - 9,842 (-1.8%)
09/2013: Hell on Earth #111 - 9,587 (-2.5%)
10/2013: Hell on Earth #112 - 9,497 (-0.9%)
11/2013: Hell on Earth #113 - 8,904 (-6.2%)
12/2013: Hell on Earth #114 - 8,668 (-2.6%)
01/2014: Hell on Earth #115 - 9,072 (+4.7%)
02/2014: Hell on Earth #116 - 8,674 (-4.4%)
03/2014: Hell on Earth #117 - 8,510 (-1.9%)
04/2014: Hell on Earth #118 - 8,473 (-0.4%)
05/2014: Hell on Earth #119 - 8,306 (-2.0%)
06/2014: Hell on Earth #120 - 8,127 (-2.2%)
07/2014: Hell on Earth #121 - 8,092 (-0.4%)
257, 259. God is Dead (Avatar)

09/2013: God Is Dead #1 - 26,664
10/2013: God Is Dead #2 - 15,366 (-42.4%)
11/2013: God Is Dead #3 - 14,930 (-2.8%)
12/2013: God Is Dead #4 - 13,369 (-10.5%)
01/2014: God Is Dead #5 - 11,897 (-11.0%)
02/2014: God Is Dead #6 - 12,852 (+8.0%)
02/2014: God Is Dead #7 - 12,008 (-6.6%)
03/2014: God Is Dead #8 - 11,515 (-4.1%)
03/2014: God Is Dead #9 - 10,976 (-4.7%)
04/2014: God Is Dead #10 - 10,564 (-3.7%)
04/2014: God Is Dead #11 - 10,326 (-2.3%)
05/2014: God Is Dead #12 - 9,275 (-10.2%)
05/2014: God Is Dead #13 - 8,987 (-3.1%)
06/2014: God Is Dead #14 - 8,373 (-6.8%)
06/2014: God Is Dead #15 - 8,262 (-1.3%)
07/2014: God Is Dead #16 - 8,029 (-2.8%)
07/2014: God Is Dead #17 - 7,759 (-3.4%)
258. Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War (IDW)

06/2014: Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War #1 - 10,155
07/2014: Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War #2 - 7,800 (-23.2%)
260. Sonic Universe (Archie)

07/2013: Sonic Universe #54 - 11,398

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08/2013: Sonic Universe #55 - 9,239 (-18.9%)
09/2013: Sonic Universe #56 - 9,253 (+0.1%)
10/2013: Sonic Universe #57 - 8,874 (-4.1%)
11/2013: Sonic Universe #58 - 8,433 (-5.0%)
12/2013: Sonic Universe #59 - 8,123 (-3.7%)
01/2014: -
02/2014: Sonic Universe #60 - 7,902 (-2.7%)
03/2014: Sonic Universe #61 - 7,715 (-2.4%)
04/2014: Sonic Universe #62 - 7,927 (-2.7%)
05/2014: Sonic Universe #63 - 7,507 (-5.3%)
06/2014: Sonic Universe #64 - 7,423 (-1.1%)
07/2014: Sonic Universe #65 - 7,664 (+3.2%)
261. Elfquest (Dark Horse)

10/2013: Elfquest Final Quest Special - 9,680
01/2014: Elfquest Final Quest #1 - 9,861 (+1.9%)
03/2014: Elfquest Final Quest #2 - 8,390 (-14.9%)
05/2014: Elfquest Final Quest #3 - 7,967 (-5.0%)
07/2014: Elfquest Final Quest #4 - 7,662 (-3.7%)
262. Star Trek Special (IDW)

07/2014: Flesh & Stone #1
263, 281. Twilight Zone (Dynamite)

12/2013: Twilight Zone #1 - 21,723
01/2014: Twilight Zone #2 - 11,537 (-46.9%)
02/2014: Twilight Zone #3 - 10,061 (-12.8%)
03/2014: -
04/2014: Twilight Zone #4 - 9,014 (-10.4%)
05/2014: Twilight Zone #5 - 8,140 (-9.7%)
06/2014: Twilight Zone Annual 2014 - 5,154
07/2014: Twilight Zone #6 - 7,528 (-7.5%)
07/2014: Twilight Zone #7 - 6,976 (-7.3%)
266. Abe Sapien (Dark Horse )

07/2013: Abe Sapien #4 - 10,314

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08/2013: Abe Sapien #5 - 9,676 (-6.2%)
09/2014: -
10/2013: Abe Sapien #6 - 9,120 (-5.7%)
11/2013: Abe Sapien #7 - 8,709 (-4.5%)
12/2013: Abe Sapien #8 - 8,622 (-1.0%)
01/2014: Abe Sapien #9 - 8,516 (-1.2%)
02/2014: Abe Sapien #10 - 7,995 (-6.1%)
03/2014: Abe Sapien #11 - 7,825 (-2.1%)
04/2014: -
05/2014: Abe Sapien #12 - 7,559 (-3.4%)
06/2014: Abe Sapien #13 - 7,674 (+1.5%)
07/2014: Abe Sapien #14 - 7,469 (-2.7%)
267. Uber (Avatar)

07/2013: Uber #4 - 12,030

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08/2013: Uber #5 - 11,598 (-3.6%)
10/2013: Uber #6 - 10,747 (-7.3%)
11/2013: Uber #7 - 9,784 (-9.0%)
12/2013: Uber #8 - 9,065 (-7.3%)
01/2014: Uber #9 - 8,448 (-6.8%)
03/2014: Uber #10 - 8,133 (-3.7%)
03/2014: Uber Special #1 - 7,176
04/2014: Uber #11 - 7,732 (-4.9%)
04/2014: Uber #12 - 7,694 (-0.5%)
05/2014: Uber #13 - 7,653 (-0.5%)
06/2014: Uber #14 - 7,493 (-2.1%)
07/2014: Uber #15 - 7,456 (-0.5%)
268. Sons of Anarchy (Boom!) 

09/2013: Sons of Anarchy #1 - 27,601
10/2013: Sons of Anarchy #2 - 14,688 (-46.8%)
11/2013: Sons of Anarchy #3 - 13,251 (-9.8%)
12/2013: Sons of Anarchy #4 - 12,215 (-7.8%)
01/2014: Sons of Anarchy #5 - 11,607 (-5.0%)
02/2014: Sons of Anarchy #6 - 11,228 (-3.3%)
03/2014: Sons of Anarchy #7 - 9,910 (-11.7%)
04/2014: Sons of Anarchy #8 - 9,304 (-6.1%)
05/2014: Sons of Anarchy #9 - 8,511 (-8.5%)
06/2014: Sons of Anarchy #10 - 7,857 (-7.7%)
07/2014: Sons of Anarchy #11 - 7,394 (-5.9%)
270. Turok, Dinosaur Hunter (Dynamite)

02/2014: Turok Dinosaur Hunter #1 - 30,722
03/2014: Turok Dinosaur Hunter #2 - 11,296 (-6.3%)
04/2014: Turok Dinosaur Hunter #3 - 9,586 (-15.1%)
05/2014: Turok Dinosaur Hunter #4 - 8,426 (-12.1%)
06/2014: Turok Dinosaur Hunter #5 - 7,803 (-7.4%)
07/2014: Turok Dinosaur Hunter #6 - 7,352 (-5.8%)
271. Bloodshot (Valiant)

07/2013: Bloodshot #12 - 10,058

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08/2013: Bloodshot #0 - 11,303 (+12.4%)
09/2013: Bloodshot & The Hard Corps #14 - 10,225 (-9.5%)
10/2013: Bloodshot & The Hard Corps #15 - 9,806 (-4.1%)
11/2013: Bloodshot & The Hard Corps #16 - 8,666 (-11.6%)
12/2013: Bloodshot & The Hard Corps #17 - 8,142 (-6.0%)
01/2014: Bloodshot & The Hard Corps #18 - 8,529 (+4.8%)
02/2014: Bloodshot & The Hard Corps #0 - 7,895 (-7.4%)
02/2014: Bloodshot & The Hard Corps #19 - 7,281 (-7.8%)
03/2014: Bloodshot & The Hard Corps #20 - 7,929 (+8.9%)
04/2014: Bloodshot & The Hard Corps #21 - 7,630 (-3.8%)
05/2014: Bloodshot & The Hard Corps #22 - 7,350 (-3.7%)
06/2014: Bloodshot & The Hard Corps #23 - 6,783 (-7.7%)
07/2014: Armour Hunters Bloodshot #1 - 7,334 (+8.1%)
272. Doctor Spektor (Dynamite)

05/2014: Doctor Spektor #1 - 16,471
06/2014: Doctor Spektor #2 - 7,318 (-55.6%)
274. Baltimore (Dark Horse) 

09/2013: Baltimore Infernal Train #1 - 8,280 (-0.3%)
10/2013: Baltimore Infernal Train #2 - 7,374 (-10.9%)
11/2013: Baltimore Infernal Train #3 - 7,228 (-2.0%)
12/2013: Baltimore Chapel of Bones #1 - 7,250 (+0.3%)
02/2014: Baltimore Chapel of Bones #2 - 6,922 (-4.5%)
07/2014: Baltimore Witch of Harju #1 - 7,271 (+5.0%)
275. Mega Man (Archie) 

07/2013: Mega Man #27 - 10,332

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08/2013: Mega Man #28 - 8,404 (-18.7%)
09/2013: Mega Man #29 - 8,042 (-4.3%)
10/2013: Mega Man #30 - 8,086 (+0.5%)
11/2013: Mega Man #31 - 7,854 (-2.8%)
12/2013: Mega Man #32 - 7,352 (-6.4%)
01/2014: Mega Man #33 - 7,015 (-4.6%)
02/2014: -
03/2014: Mega Man #34 - 6,688 (-4.7%)
04/2014: Mega Man #35 - 6,681 (-0.1%)
04/2014: Mega Man #36 - 6,400 (-4.2%)
05/2014: Mega Man #37 - 7,640 (+19.4%)
06/2014: Mega Man #38 - 6,604 (-13.6%)
07/2014: Mega Man #39 - 7,265 (+10.0%)
276. The Veil (Dark Horse)

03/2014: Veil #1 - 14,445
04/2014: Veil #2 - 9,627 (-33.3%)
05/2014: Veil #3 - 8,184 (-15.0%)
07/2014: Veil #4 - 7,222 (-11.7%)
277, 298. Magnus Robot Fighter (Dynamite)

03/2014: Magnus Robot Fighter #1 - 27,497
04/2014: Magnus Robot Fighter #2 - 9,898 (-64.0%)
05/2014: Magnus Robot Fighter #3 - 8,333 (-15.8%)
06/2014: Magnus Robot Fighter #4 - 7,898 (-5.2%)
07/2014: Magnus Robot Fighter #5 - 7,205 (-8.8%)
07/2014: Magnus Robot Fighter #0 - 6,640 (-7.8%)
278. TMNT New Animated Adventures (IDW)

07/2013: TMNT New Animated Adventures #1 - 14,397

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08/2013: TMNT New Animated Adventures #2 - 10,304 (-28.4%)
09/2013: TMNT New Animated Adventures #3 - 8,744 (-15.1%)
10/2013: TMNT New Animated Adventures #4 - 7,905 (-9.6%)
11/2013: TMNT New Animated Adventures #5 - 7,112 (-10.0%)
12/2013: TMNT New Animated Adventures #6 - 6,649 (-6.5%)
01/2014: TMNT New Animated Adventures #7 - 6,331 (-4.8%)
02/2014: TMNT New Animated Adventures #8 - 6,034 (-4.7%)
03/2014: TMNT New Animated Adventures #9 - 6,009 (-0.4%)
04/2014: TMNT New Animated Adventures #10 - 5,911 (-1.6%)
05/2014: TMNT New Animated Adventures #11 - 6,075 (+2.8%)
06/2014: TMNT New Animated Adventures #12 - 7,577 (+24.7%)
07/2014: TMNT New Animated Adventures #13 - 7,158 (-5.5%)
279. Godzilla (IDW)

07/2013: Godzilla #13 - 6,741

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08/2013: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #2 - 7,483 (-23.7%)
08/2013: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #3 - 7,080 (-5.4%)
09/2013: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #4 - 6,820 (-3.7%)
10/2013: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #5 - 6,920 (+1.4%)
11/2013: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #6 - 6,653 (-3.9%)
12/2013: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #7 - 6,587 (-0.9%)
01/2014: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #8 - 6,530 (-0.8%)
02/2014: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #9 - 6,531 (0%)
03/2014: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #10 - 6,677 (+0.2%)
04/2014: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #11 - 6,917 (-3.6%)
05/2014: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #12 - 7.890 (+14.1%)
06/2014: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #13 - 6,980 (-11.5%)
07/2014: Godzilla Rulers of The Earth #14 - 7,144 (+2.3%)
280. Wonderland (Zenescope)

07/2013: Wonderland #13 - 7,253

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08/2013: -
09/2013: Wonderland #14 - 7,034 (-3.0%)
09/2013: Wonderland #15 - 6,558 (-6.8%)
10/2013: Wonderland #16 - 6,820 (+4.0%)
11/2013: Wonderland #17 - 6,723 (-1.4%)
12/2013: Wonderland #18 - 7,859 (+16.9%)
01/2014: Wonderland #19 - 6,434 (-18.1%)
02/2014: Wonderland #20 - 5,780 (-10.2%)
03/2014: Wonderland #21 - 5,937 (+2.7%)
04/2014: Wonderland #22 - 5,374 (-9.5%)
05/2014: Wonderland #23 - 5,313 (-1.1%)
06/2014: Wonderland #24 - 5,261 (-1.0%)
07/2014: Wonderland #25 - 7,030 (+33.6%)
282. Stray Bullets (Image)

03/2014: Stray Bullets #41 - 8,297
03/2014: Stray Bullets The Killers #1 - 14,208
04/2014: Stray Bullets The Killers #2 - 9,147 (-35.6%)
05/2014: Stray Bullets The Killers #3 - 7,935 (-13.2%)
06/2014: Stray Bullets The Killers #4 - 7,092 (-10.6%)
07/2014: Stray Bullets The Killers #5 - 6,938 (-1.5%)
284. Sidekick (Image)

08/2013: Sidekick #1 - 27,832
09/2013: Sidekick #2 - 14,533 (-47.8%)
10/2013: Sidekick #3 - 11,371 (-21.8%)
11/2013: Sidekick #4 - 9,976 (-12.3%)
02/2014: Sidekick #5 - 8,943 (-10.3%)
04/2014: Sidekick #6 - 8,192 (-8.4%)
07/2014: Sidekick #7 - 6,900 (-15.8%)
285. Archer & Armstrong (Valiant)

07/2013: Archer & Armstrong #11 - 9,880

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08/2013: Archer & Armstrong #12 - 9,971 (+0.9%)
09/2013: Archer & Armstrong #13 - 9,910 (-0.6%)
10/2013: Archer & Armstrong #14 - 10,811 (+9.1%)
11/2013: Archer & Armstrong #15 - 8,998 (-16.8%)
12/2013: Archer & Armstrong #16 - 8,608 (-4.3%)
01/2014: Archer & Armstrong #17 - 8,112 (-5.8%)
02/2014: Archer & Armstrong #0 - 8,671 (+6.9%)
03/2014: Archer & Armstrong #18 - 8,156 (+0.5%)
04/2014: Archer & Armstrong #19 - 7,969 (-2.3%)
05/2014: Archer & Armstrong #20 - 7,553 (-5.2%)
06/2014: Archer & Armstrong #21 - 7,120 (-5.7%)
07/2014: Archer & Armstrong #22 - 6,883 (-3.3%)
286. Danger Girl (IDW)

07/2013: Danger Girl Trinity #4 - 7,790

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08/2013: -
09/2013: Danger Girl The Chase #1 - 10,180 (+30.7%)
10/2013: Danger Girl The Chase #2 - 8,067 (-20.8%)
11/2013: Danger Girl The Chase #3 - 7,738 (-4.1%)
12/2013: Danger Girl The Chase #4 - 7,411 (-4.2%)
04/2014: Danger Girl Mayday #1 - 9,051 (+22.1%)
05/2014: Danger Girl Mayday #2 - 6,945 (-23.3%)
07/2014: Danger Girl Mayday #3 - 6,872 (-1.1%)
288. Wildfire (Image)

06/2014: Wildfire #1 - 12,552
07/2014: Wildfire #2 - 6,806 (-45.8%)
289. Grimm Fairy Tales Oz (Zenescope)

07/2013: GFT Oz #1 - 19,237
08/2013: GFT Oz #2 - 11,119 (-42.2%)
10/2013: GFT Oz #3 - 10,537 (-5.2%)
11/2013: GFT Oz #4 - 12,064 (+14.5%)
12/2013: GFT Oz #5 - 10,158 (-15.8%)
02/2014: GFT Oz #6 - 9,631 (-5.2%)
03-04/2014: -
05/2014: Warlord of Oz #1 - 7,787 (-19.1%)
06/2014: Warlord of Oz #2 - 5,810 (-25.4%)
07/2014: Oz Age of Darkness - 6,784
290. Black Kiss (Image)

07/2014: Black Kiss XXXmas In July Special One Shot - 6,777
291. Samurai Jack (IDW)

10/2013: Samurai Jack #1 - 23,661
11/2013: Samurai Jack #2 - 12,645 (-46.6%)
12/2013: Samurai Jack #3 - 11,553 (-8.6%)
01/2014: Samurai Jack #4 - 10,451 (-9.5%)
02/2014: Samurai Jack #5 - 9,989 (-4.4%)
03/2014: Samurai Jack #6 - 8,960 (-10.3%)
04/2014: Samurai Jack #7 - 8,990 (+0.3%)
05/2014: Samurai Jack #8 - 8,471 (-5.8%)
06/2014: Samurai Jack #9 - 8,464 (-0.8%)
07/2014: Samurai Jack #10 - 6,741 (-20.4%)
292. Regular Show (Boom!)

07/2013: -

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08/2013: Regular Show #3 - 16,000 (-18.0%)
09/2013: -
10/2013: Regular Show #4 - 15,269 (-4.6%)
11/2013: Regular Show #5 - 12,677 (-17.0%)
11/2013: Regular Show #6 - 11,213 (-11.6%)
12/2013: Regular Show #7 - 10,733 (-4.2%)
01/2014: Regular Show #8 - 9,201 (-14.3%)
02/2014: Regular Show #9 - 8,554 (-7.0%)
02/2014: Regular Show #10 - 7,623 (-10.9%)
03/2014: Regular Show #11 - 7,084 (-7.1%)
04/2014: Regular Show #12 - 6,540 (-7.7%)
05/2014: -
06/2014: Regular Show 2014 Annual - 5,377 (-7.7%)
07/2014: Regular Show #13 - 6,724 (+2.8%)
293. GI Joe Real American Hero (IDW)

07/2013: Real American Hero #192 - 7,361

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08/2013: Real American Hero #193 - 7,314 (-0.6%)
09/2013: -
10/2013: Real American Hero #194 - 7,314 (0%)
10/2013: Real American Hero #195 - 7,135 (-2.4%)
11/2013: Real American Hero #196 - 8,102 (+13.6%)
12/2013: Real American Hero #197 - 6,983 (-13.8%)
01/2014: Real American Hero #198 - 6,736 (-3.5%)
02/2014: Real American Hero #199 - 6,652 (-1.2%)
03/2014: Real American Hero #200 - 11,780 (+77.1%)
04/2014: Real American Hero #201 - 8,294 (-29.6%)
05/2014: Real American Hero #202 - 6,781 (-18.2%)
06/2014: Real American Hero #203 - 6,791 (+0.1%)
07/2014: Real American Hero #204 - 6,706 (-1.3%)
296. Robocop (Boom)

08/2013: Robocop Last Stand #1 - 9,959
09/2013: Robocop Last Stand #2 - 7,476 (-24.9%)
10/2013: Robocop Last Stand #3 - 6,868 (-8.1%)
11/2013: Robocop Last Stand #4 - 5,923 (-13.8%)
12/2013: Robocop Last Stand #5 - 5,368 (-9.4%)
01/2014: Robocop Last Stand #6 - 5,042 (-6.1%)
02/2014: Robocop Last Stand #7 - 4,975 (-1.3%)
02/2014: Robocop Beta One Shot - 4,263
07/2014: Robocop 2014 #1 - 6,676
299. Angry Birds (IDW)

06/2014: Angry Birds Comics #1 - 11,939
07/2014: Angry Birds Comics #2 - 6,629 (-44.5%)
300. GFT Realm Knights (Zenescope)

08/2013: GFT Realm Knights #1 - 6,550
07/2014: GFT Realm War #1 - 6,620

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All figures on this chart are estimates for comics sold by Diamond to direct market retailers. They include reorders that shipped in the same month. Books shipping in the first week of a month will have more time for reorders to appear than ones shipping in the last week of the month, when reorders will slip to the following month.

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18 COMMENTS

  1. “54. Low (Image)

    07/2014: Low #1 – 43,340
    That man Rick Remender has another in an incredible string of hits with Image, this time beautifully illustrated by Greg Tocchini. How many books does this guy write now?”

    Apparently he writes enough to make the rest of the human race unemployable by Image. Keep the independent scene moving guys.

  2. The Doctor Who books from Titan that came out in July were the 1st issues of 10th and 11th Doctors. The 1st issue of the 12th Doctor doesn’t come out until October.

  3. “You dont wear jealous well, john”

    Actually Chris, he doesn’t bother me. It’s admirable how industrious he is and his enthusiasm for the medium. Its just its the same interchangeable set of writers ALL the time. Be it Kirkman, Fraction, Millar or whoever else is in that t League of Extraordinary White Men that Image showcases in their gated community, to work on their 4th project or so. Its just sad to see it devolve into this elitist store brand. They might as well sell Apple watches with each issue. At least the artists-who-couldn’t-write era tried out more new guys some of the time. It all feels very safe, plodding and lacks energy.

  4. Brian,

    I am also about to cast Valiant off. They had such great promise too. It all came back around with too many books too soon and after the initial 12 issues most of the books seemed to suffer from a clear lack of direction. I think Shadowman’s implosion is right about where you could see cracks start and then after Harbinger War the wheels started to come off.

  5. Chris, I agree…. bring back the 400 list. Sure I read the top titles, but I also read the titles off the radar. I like to try and support the titles I like — and I’d like to know how well they’re doing.

  6. “We have effectively dropped the Valiant line. The last subscriber who got all the titles gave up last month, and rack sales have been nil on ALL the Valiant titles for 3 months. The only titles we still have subs for are X-O (3 subs) and Quantum & Woody (1 sub).”

    Is Valiant the one with Punisher guy that has the leaking eye? I don’t get it, they should be killing it with characters like that.

  7. I like the Valiant stuff because anything can happen and I’ve pretty much gotten every book but I’ve seen some drops in quality. Archer and Armstrong and Quantum and Woody try too hard to be funny but Archer and Armstrong are interesting to me as characters whereas THIS version of Quantum and Woody doesn’t really show much heart from the characters they’re just the straight laced conservative guy used for ridicule and the irreverent screw up used for ridicule. Shadowman was kind of directionless after the first arc and it seemed like Valiant thought Peter Milligan could turn it into a Vertigo-style book. My following the rest of the line depends on how things wrap-up post Armor Hunters. XO Manowar is the title I have the most hope for but I may wind up dropping the entire line if I don’t like what I see.

  8. I’ve gotten all the Valiant books in the relaunch. I’ve enjoyed them, though the whole “cancelling/putting books on hiatus while we publish something else” thing has been a little irritating. I think their problems are…

    1. A little too decompressed, especially at 4 bucks a pop.
    2. There just isn’t much of an appetite in the current Direct Market for another shared super-hero universe.

    Mike

  9. I will echo other reader sentiments that Valiant straight-up blew it by adding too many titles too quickly. When their line was just X-O, Bloodshot, Harbinger, and A+A, it was great and I thought the first mini-crossover in Harbinger Wars was great. When they added Shadowman, I started getting skeptical, especially when that title started to dip after the first arc. And then more titles and crossovers started and I began to rapidly lose interest. Too bad, they really had an opportunity to make things happen with a tightly run continuity with only a handful of high quality titles. Oh well…

  10. Missed this column somehow, but interesting to read the comments from retailers. Agreed it’d be nice to get the top 400 back, but oh well.

  11. “1. A little too decompressed, especially at 4 bucks a pop.”

    This refers to pretty much the whole industry. And why I have stopped reading new comics in general. I cancelled my subs a few months back, and haven’t really missed it at all yet. I may just get $1 digital issues when they go on special. Its all they are worth.

  12. totally agree that valiant lost their focus after their first 12-16 months in publishing. i was very skeptical, but really, armor hunters, if not super-innovative, was highly enjoyable and pretty cohesive crossover. have big hopes for next year. their publishing initiative for 2015 looks pretty swell, especially with jeff lemire joining their ranks. i think new valiant learned from their mistakes and should be given a second chance.

  13. Re: VALIANT
    I’m not agreeing about “the wheels coming off”, not as a whole publishing line. I can agree and echo that Shadowman felt directionless and rushed. I read the whole Quantum & Woody run of 12 issues but never loved the characters.
    Everything else though I’ve felt has been quality books with character growth that felt organic. A plan felt in place and they published on time.
    XO is a great book! Bloodshot has been lots of fun! Archer & Armstrong, while some of the political humor was not to my taste, I overall felt the symmetry and vibe of the characters.
    The “wheels fall of a Marvel/DC” book all the time but stores and fans aren’t dropping the whole line. Seems an unfair double standard is at play.

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