augustsaleschartby Xavier Lancel

Welcome to a new analysis of the Marvel sales. Reminder: I’m french, that’s why I’m talking funny. Please address your complaints to my «are you ready for 2017 Angouleme prize ceremony jokes ?» country.

This month could be seen as a little let down for Marvel. It’s not. Yes, no new episode of the Civil Ward main series has been released, but a good chunk of the last All New Wave of titles are performing extremely well : Dr Strange, Black Panther, Moon Knight, The Punisher, the new volume of Daredevil, and, less surprisingly, Spider-Man /Deadpool. The two biggest disappointment in sales are probably International Iron Man and, to a lesser extent, Black Widow. So far, Deadpool and Spider-Man are the biggest franchise at Marvel, with a huge difference in TPB sales. The Spider-Man franchise has already been diluted too much, but that doesn’t seem to have affected the sales of the main title, still very strong after many years with Dan Slott at his helm. There is the first glimpse of a weakened Deadpool line with the mixed results of the new Mercs for Money ongoing title in floppy format.

Today, almost any garbage with a n°1 painted on it is gonna sell so it’s not a surprise to see DC doing so well on its first month, especially with double shipping titles mostly focused only on their big name franchises. What is more worrying for Marvel is, so far, DC’s quite good reduced fall from issue#1 numbers. We had been used to at least -45% to -60% fall from issue#1 numbers those last two years. Could DC prove that those fall can be reduced and go back to something a little more rational ?

Another worrying factor we can see, but this time in this month’s Marvel numbers, is the almost non-existent effect that the Civil War tie-in tag has on secondary or tiers series : some of them are reaching their lowest sales level with this tag !

But there is also reasons to cheer for Marvel in this month’s numbers : all the Annuals released are selling at the same level than the ongoing title they are an extension of ! A surprising result, especially since , frankly, the appellation Annual has no meaning anymore. Any random one shot can fit it.

Last but not least : this month theme for variant covers war Tsum Tsum, those ball shaped furry versions of MU characters. Cute and furry, here is something at last worth to be celebrated !

Reminder: these sales are estimates, sales to comics shops situated in North America. American comics do get sold somewhere else in their original floppy edition. Keep also in mind that it’s not because a copy is sold to a shop that it’s sold to a customer. This would be way too easy. Digital sales are not taken into account.

Many thanks to Milton Griepp and ICv2.com for the permission to use their figures. Also thanks to the Comics Zone shop in Lyon (my city in France!) for its help.


4- 32- 295-AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

04/14  Amazing v3 #1  - 532,586  ( 293.1%)
05/14  Amazing v3 #2  - 123,945  ( -76.7%)
...
04/15  Amazing v3 #17 -     99,964  ( +8.3%)
05/15  Amazing v3 #18 -	88,338  (-11.6%)
...
10/15 Amazing Spider-Man  #1 -  265,073                  
10/15 Amazing Spider-Man  #2 -  111,322   (-58.0%)    
11/15 Amazing Spider-Man  #3 -   93,848    (-15.7%)
12/15 Amazing Spider-Man  #4 -   82,066    (-22.6%)
12/15 Amazing Spider-Man  #5 -   79,122    (- 3.6%)
01/16 Amazing Spider-Man  #6 -   76,517    (- 3.3%)
02/16 Amazing Spider-Man  #7 -   75,357    (- 1.5%)
02/16 Amazing Spider-Man  #8 -   71,599    (- 5.0%)
03/16 Amazing Spider-Man  #9 -   88,164   (+23.1%)
04/16 Amazing Spider-Man#10 -   73,643   (- 16.5%)
04/16 Amazing Spider-Man#11 -   67,446   (-   8.4%)
05/16 Amazing Spider-Man#12 -   74,963   (+11.1%)
06/16 Amazing Spider-Man#13 -   65,519   (-12.6%)
06/16 Amazing Spider-Man#14 -   65,646   (+  0.2%)
07/16 Amazing Spider-Man#15 -   93,582                    [+5,588]
08/16 Amazing Spider-Man#16 -  185,342
08/16 Amazing Spider-Man#17 -   74,869

Since #2: -41.0%

Sorry I missed issue#15 last month, back with reorder in August. God, this is confusing. Issue#15 jump is because of MJ’s putting on the Iron Spider costume. But why on Earth issue#16 doubled in sales, I don’ t know, probably a special deal mixed with the expectation of a second Clone Saga ? (well, a third, if you count the original classic). Anyway, no matter what, the result is that people are still way responsive to anything happening in Amazing, which remain on the podium of the best selling MU titles.

 

20- STAR WARS

01/15 Star Wars  #1 -  1,070,137                    
02/15 Star Wars  #2 -	   212,089  (-80.0%)
03/15 Star Wars  #3 -	   175,579  (-17.2%)
04/15 Star Wars  #4 -	   203,817  (+16.1%)
05/15 Star Wars  #5 -	   146,850  (-27.9%)
06/15 Star Wars  #6 -	   152,652  (+ 4.0%)
07/15 Star Wars  #7 -	   160,000  (+ 1.0%)
08/15 Star Wars #8  -	   145,066  (-  9.3%)
09/15 Star Wars #9  -	   135,817  (-  6.4%)
10/15 Star Wars#10 -    134,613  (-  0.9%)
11/15 Star Wars#11 -	   126,780  (-  5.8%)
11/15 Star Wars#12 -	   123,133  (-  2.9%)
12/15 Star Wars#13 - 	   139,918  (+13.6%)   (Vader Down)
01/16 Star Wars#14 - 	   118,471  (- 15.3%)
01/16 Star Wars#15 -     107,858  (-  9.0%)
02/16 Star Wars#16-	   110,407  (+ 2.4%)
03/16 Star Wars#17-	   107,058  (-  3.0%)
04/16 Star Wars#18-	     98,880  (-  7.6%)
05/16 Star Wars#19-	     95,156  (-  3.8%)
06/16 Star Wars#20-       96,047   (+ 0.9%)
07/16 Star Wars#21-       90,863   (- 5.4%)
08/16 Star Wars#22-	     85,126   (- 6.3%)

Since issue #2: -59.9%
STAR WARS TPB VOL.1: 37,415    [+693]
Average +%TPB sales issues 1-6: +20.9%
STAR WARS TPB VOL.2:  11,372 
Average +% TPB Sales issues #7-12: +8.4%

That’s a confirmation of last month worrying behavior. Even losing 5K per month, it would take one year for this title to be in disapointing sales territory, but still, it seems like a kind of frenziness is over. Not that you would see it looking at the TPB sales, still going up. 37K copies of Vol. 1 sold throught US comics shops so far !

 
STAR WARS TOP VOL.3: 6,689  
152p, $20, cents per page: 
Average +% TPB Sales issues #13-19

 

22-BLACK PANTHER

04/16-  Black Panther  #1  -  286,755                         
05/16	Black Panther   #2  -  102,366                
06/16   Black Panther   #3  -    75,037  (-26.7%)
07/16   Black Panther   #4  -    72,302  (-  3.6%)
08/16   Black Panther   #5  -    83,756 (+15.8%)

Since issue #2: -18.2%

Start of a new arc, a new artist( Chris Sprouse) tons of variants, and that’s a nice jump ! So far, nobody was expecting so big a success.

 

31- DARTH VADER

02/15 Darth Vader #1 -  304,373                     
02/15 Darth Vader #2 -  125,466  (-58.8%)
03/15 Darth Vader #3 -  126,278  (+ 0.6%)    
04/15 Darth Vader #4 -  136,451  (+ 8.1%)    
05/15 Darth Vader #5 -  113,025  (-17.2%)
06/15 Darth Vader #6 -  107,739  (- 4.7%)
07/15 Darth Vader #7 -  114,349  (+ 6.1%)
08/15 Darth Vader #8 -    98,994  (-13.4%)
09/15 Darth Vader #9 -  100,235  (+ 1.3%)
10/15 Darth Vader#10-    94,372  (-  5.8%)
10/15 Darth Vader#11-    92,866  (-  1.6%)
11/15 Darth Vader#12-    90,077  (-  3.0%)
11/15 Darth Vader#13-   113,448 (+25.9%)  (Vader Down)
12/15 Darth Vader#14-     97,457 (-14,1%)   (Vader Down)
01/16 Darth Vader#15-     98,405 (+ 1.0%)   (Vader Down)
02/16 Darth Vader#16-     81,147  (-17.5%)
03/16 Darth Vader#17-     80,269  (-  1.1%)
03/16 Darth Vader#18-     77,942  (-  2.9%)
04/16 Darth Vader#19-     76,965  (-  1.3%)
05/16 Darth Vader#20-     86,641  (+12.6%)
06/16 Darth Vader#21-     79,065  (-  8.7%)
06/16 Darth Vader#22-     77,610  (-  1.8%)
07/16 Darth Vader#23-     77,430  (-  0.2%)
08/16 Darth vader#24-      75,401  (-  2.6%)

Since issue #2: -39.9%
DARTH VADER TP VOL.1:  30,276      [+932]
Average +% TPB Sales issues #1-6: +23.4%
DARTH VADER TP VOL.2:  14,306      [+565]
Average +% TPB Sales issues #7-12: +14.6%

Darth vader, on the other hand, is still doing strongly, with TPB qite close to those its parent title. Vol.3 just went out and is already doing great. No other character has such an aura in the Star Wars universe.

 
DARTH VADER TPB VOL.3: 7,098  
128p, $17, cents per page: 
Average +% TPB Sales issues #13-18 : +8.7%

 

38- 212-SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL

01/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #1  -  180,891                      [+8,721]        
02/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #2  -    80,512  
03/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #3  -    73,238   (-  9.0%) 
04/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #4  -    64,931   (-11.3%)
05/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #5  -    63,821   (-  1.7%)
06/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #6  -    64,630   (+  1.3%)
07/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #7  -    62,060   (-  4.0%)
08/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #8  -    69,519   (+12.0%)

Since issue #2: -13.7%

The Tsum Tsum variant program helped the sales to rebound, no that they seemed to be in any danger of falling. Issue #1 is once again back with reorders.

 
SPIDERMAN DEADPOOL TOP VOL.1: 6,793  
136p, $18, cents per page: 
Average +% TPB Sales issues #1-5

The first paperback of the serie is out and it seems like the road is all traced for it : to sell hundreds of copies every month, making Deadpool an even bigger cash machine for Marvel than before.

 

39- STAR WARS HAN SOLO

06/16 SW Han Solo  #1  -  152,596   
07/16 SW Han Solo  #2  -    83,738    (-45.1%) 
08/16 SW Han Solo  #3  -    67,816    (-19.0%)

Since issue#2 : -19.0%

Already below Darth Vader. If every #1 will still attract buyers interests, it’s quite a trial to find a big crowd of loyal readers after that. Hey, it’s still better than 95% of the MU titles but launching a new Star Wars ongoing title isn’t sparkling people’s interest like before.

41- FALLEN ($5)

08/16 Fallen  #1  -    66,578

Mourning ceremony for the character who bited the dust in Civil War #3 -at least for the time being. Mark Bagley pencilled it. Entrance fee to the ceremony is $5.

41- ACCUSED ($5)

08/16 Accused  #1  -    62,363

Wait ? You still have money ? Well, give me $5 and be witness to the trial of an Avenger who murdered another one -that’s NOT a hint, everybody has been an Avenger so far! Ramon Bachs is at the helm.

50-51- 291-DEADPOOL

11/12  Deadpool #2 -  76,445 
...
03/14  Deadpool #25 -  48,775  (+ 18.6%)(Now)
... 
10/14  Deadpool #36 -  46,600  (+  7.0%)(Axis)
...
03/15  Deadpool #44 -  39,716  (- 11.5%)
04/15  Deadpool #45 -  96.897  (+144.0%)

11/15	Deadpool  #1 -  268,392                      
11/15	Deadpool  #2 -   92,008  (-65.7%) 
12/15   Deadpool #3 -    72,357  (-21.4%)   
12/15	Deadpool  #4 -   63,149  (-22.7%) 
01/16  Deadpool  #5 -    59,645  (-  5.5%)
01/16  Deadpool  #6 -    59.006  (-  1.1%)
02/16  Deadpool  #7 -    88,264  (+49.6%)
03/16  Deadpool  #8 -    72,706  (-17.6%)
04/16  Deadpool  #9 -    57,798  (-20.5%)
04/16  Deadpool #10-    64,509  (+11.6%)
05/16  Deadpool #11-    62,900  (-  2.5%)
05/16  Deadpool #12-    57,805  (-  8.1%)
06/16  Deadpool #13-    78,536  (+35.9%)
06/16  Deadpool #14-    63,334  (-19.4%)  (CV2)
07/16  Deadpool #15-    67,822  (+ 7.1%)  (CV2)  [+5,714]
08/16  Deadpool #16-    55,577  (-18.1%)  (CV2)
08/16  Deadpool #17-    57,681  (+  3.8%) (CV2)

Since issue#2 : - 37.3%

Reorder activity on issue#15 make it look uglier than it is but it’s clear that being a CV2 tie-in -but is it really, or is it simply an automatic gimmick by Marvel?- didn’t affect the title trajectory that much.

53- STAR WARS POE DAMERON

04/16-  SW Poe Dameron Ltd  #1  -  175,322    
05/16   SW Poe Dameron Ltd  #2  -    68,922   (-60.7%) 
06/16   SW Poe Dameron Ltd  #3  -    60,889   (-11.7%)
07/16   SW Poe Dameron Ltd  #4  -    57,712   (-  5.2%)
08/16   SW Poe Dameron Ltd  #5  -    52,281   (-  9.4%)

Since issue #2: -24.1%   

Wait, who’s a moron ?

54- OLD MAN  LOGAN 

05/15 Old Man Logan Ltd #1 -	122,702          
...
10/15 Old Man Logan Ltd #5 -	 62,716  (-  9.3%)
11/15 ---
12/15 ---
01/16 Old Man Logan  #1  -  104,362 
02/16 Old Man Logan  #2  -    63,932  (-38.7%) 
03/16 Old Man Logan  #3  -    58,855  (-  7.9%)   
04/16 Old Man Logan  #4  -    59,174  (+ 0.5%) 
04/16 Old Man Logan  #5  -	  58,870  (-  0.5%)     
05/16 Old Man Logan  #6  -    52,761  (-10.4%)
06/16 Old Man Logan  #7  -    51,926  (-  1.6%)
07/16 Old Man Logan  #8  -    55,311  (+  6.5%) 
07/16 Old Man Logan  #9  -    49,804  (-10.0%)  
08/16 Old Man Logan #10 -    52,175  (+  4.8%)

Since issue #2: -18.4%

A noticeable rebound, thanks to the Blum Blum variant cover, especially loveable. Meanwhile, TPB sales are going strongly, after the initial release.

 
OLD MAN LOGAN VOL.1 : 4,783   [+610]
Average +% TPB Sales issues #1-4: +7.1%

 

55- 274- INVINCIBLE IRON MAN

03/14  Ir. Man #23.NOW  - 43,912  (  51.3%)
...
06/14  Iron Man v6 #28  - 28,027  (  -0.9%)
...
06/15  Sup. Iron Man #9 – 33,989  (  +6.2%)
...
10/15 Invincible Iron Man  #1 -  279,514  
10/15 Invincible Iron Man  #2 -    66,664  (-76.2%)         
11/15 Invincible Iron Man  #3 -    59,069  (-11.4%)
12/15 Invincible Iron Man  #4 -    57,639  (-  2.4%)
01/16 Invincible Iron Man  #5 -    49,225  (-14.6%)
02/16 Invincible Iron Man  #6 -    63,234 (+28.5%)  (War Machines)
03/16 Invincible Iron Man  #7 -    57,972                   (War Machines)    [+6,224]
04/16 Invincible Iron Man  #8 -    46,520                  (War Machines)
05/16 Invincible Iron Man  #9 -    49,334  (+6.0%)   (CV2)
06/16 Invincible Iron Man #10-    49,141  (- 0.4%)   (CV2)
07/16 Invincible Iron Man #11-    49,439   (+0.6%)  (CV2)
08/16 Invincible Iron Man #12-    50,571   (+2.3%)  (CV2)

Since issue #2: -24.1%

This title success has been in fact reinforced by the lackluster performances of its twin title. Issue #7 is having reorder activity, like other mysterious random Marvel issues this month. There is probably a reason for that.

56- DOCTOR STRANGE 

10/15 Doctor Strange  #1 – 145,456  
11/15 Doctor Strange  #2  -   65,091   (-55.3%)  
12/15 Doctor Strange  #3  -   57,135   (-12.2%) 
01/16 Doctor Strange  #4  -   52,388   (-  8.3%)
02/16 Doctor Strange  #5  -   43,796   (-16.4%)
03/16 Doctor Strange  #6  -   52,440  (+19.7%)
04/16 Doctor Strange  #7  -   49,590  (-   5.6%)
05/16 Doctor Strange  #8  -   49,427  (-   0.3%)
06/16 Doctor Strange  #9  -   46,306  (-  6.3%)
07/16 ---
08/16 Doctor Strange #10 -   50,083  (+  8.2%)

Since issue #2 : -23.1%  

As we draw closer to the movie release, sales have to chance to remain steady, if not to go up a little, as stores could expect some fools would dare open a comic featuring the original character of a movie they liked. Yeah, that could happen. Scary, I know.

58- CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS

05/16  Cap America SR #1  -140,222                  
06/16  Cap America SR #2  -  74,884                  
07/16  Cap America SR #3  -  65,455  (-12.6%) 
08/16  Cap America SR #4  -  49,559  (-24.3%)  (CV 2)

Not pretty at all. Still in paradise saleswise, but purgatory is not very far, when you are circling over it.

59- SPIDER-MAN

02/16  Spider-Man  #1  -  99,951 
03/16  Spider-Man  #2  -  60,627  (-39.3%) 
04/16  Spider-Man  #3  -  59,789  (-  1.4%)
05/16  Spider-Man  #4  -  49,167  (-17.8%)
06/16  Spider-Man  #5  -  47,025  (-  4.4%)
07/16  Spider-Man  #6  -  52,731  (+12.1%)  (CV 2)
08/16  Spider-Man  #7  -  47,678  (-  9.6%)   (CV2)

Since issue #2: -21.4%             

Almost back to where it was before CV2. We are still in excellent sales territory and the title is probably still searching for its new sales level, way higher than when it was an Ultimate title.

 60- 61- ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT AVENGERS 

11/15	ANAD Avengers  #1 -  128,570 
12/15	ANAD Avengers  #2 -    67,154  (-47.8%)    
01/16	ANAD Avengers  #3 -    57,584  (-14.3%)
01/16	ANAD Avengers  #4 -    57,114  (-  0.8%) 
02/16  ANAD Avengers  #5 -     51,740  (-  9.4%)
02/16  ANAD Avengers  #6 -     48,022  (-  7.2%)
03/16  ANAD Avengers  #7 -     52,631  (+ 9.6%)  (Stand Off)
04/16  ANAD Avengers  #8 -     51,925  (-  1.3%)  (Stand Off)
05/16  ANAD Avengers  #9 -     52,296  (+ 0.7%)
06/16  ANAD Avengers#10 -     44,965  (-14.0%)
06/16  ANAD Avengers#11 -     42,788  (-  4.8%)
07/16  ANAD Avengers#12 -     46,313  (+ 8.2%)
08/16  ANAD Avengers#13 -     46,257  (-  0.1%)

08/16 ANAD Avengers Annual #1 - 45,992

Since issue #2 : - 31.1%

The sun is shining when not only you are not losing any reader from one issue to another but when your expensive Annual is selling at the same level than your ongoing !

 62- MIGHTY THOR 
  
12/12  Thor v5 #1   - 110,443
...
02/14  Thor #19.Now–  42.034  ( 10.1%)
...
09/14  Thor v5 #25 –  53,047  (  38.4%)
10/14  Thor v6 #1  – 150,862  ( 184.4%)
11/14  Thor v6 #2  –   89,131  ( -40.9%)
12/14  Thor v6 #3  –   72,563  ( -18.6%)
01/15  Thor v6 #4  -   69,497  ( -4.2%)
02/15  Thor v6 #5  -   69,513  ( +0.0%)
03/15  Thor v6 #6  -   70,569  ( +1.5%)
04/15  Thor v6 #7  -   71,372  ( +1.1%)
05/15  Thor v6 #8  -   86,222  (+20.1%)
...
11/15	Mighty Thor  #1 -  112,053        
12/15	Mighty Thor  #2 -    70,331  (-37.2%)
01/16  Mighty Thor   #3 -    60,345  (-14.2%)
02/16  Mighty Thor   #4 -    56,568  (-  6.3%)
03/16  Mighty Thor   #5 -    54,568  (-  3.5%)
04/16  Mighty Thor   #6 -    52,538  (-  3.7%)
05/16  Mighty Thor   #7 -    47,425  (-  9.7%)
06/16  Mighty Thor   #8 -    51,300  (+  8.2%)
07/16  Mighty Thor   #9 -    48,712  (-  5.0%)
08/16  Mighty Thor  #10-    45,929  (-  5.7%)

Since issue #2: -34.7%

If you are late in your reading of Mighty Thor, don’t look at this month’s cover, it’s gonna spoil her identity ! Sales are going down but they are still so high that it’s not worrying at all.

63- EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN

11/15	Extraordinary X-Men  #1 - 133,716   
11/15	Extraordinary X-Men  #2 -   64,595  (-51.7%)  
12/15	Extraordinary X-Men  #3 -   56,100  (-13.2%)
12/15  Extraordinary X-Men   #4 -   49,079  (-12.5%)
01/16  Extraordinary X-Men   #5 -   47,404  (-  3.4%)
01/16  Extraordinary X-Men   #6 -   47,572  (+ 0.4%)
02/16  Extraordinary X-Men   #7 -   47,219  ( -  0.7%)
03/16  Extraordinary X-Men   #8 -   62,576  (+32.5%)   (Apocalypse Wars)
04/16  Extraordinary X-Men   #9 -   51,322  (- 20.0%)   (Apocalypse Wars)
05/16  Extraordinary X-Men  #10-   50,015  (-  2.5%)    (Apocalypse Wars)
06/16  Extraordinary X-Men  #11-   45,532  (-  9.0%)    (Apocalypse Wars)
07/16  Extraordinary X-Men  #12-   48,609  (+ 6.8%)    (Apoclaypse Wars)
08/16  Extraordinary X-Men  #13-   45,037  (-  7.3%)

Since issue #2 : -30.3%

Start of a new arc. The title came back from the Apocalypse Wars without a scratch, but also whithout any complementary reader.

65- CIVIL WAR II AMAZING SPIDER-MAN LTD

06/16 CV II Amazing Spider-Man  #1  -  72,556  
07/16 CV II Amazing Spider-Man  #2  -  52,458  (-27.7%) 
08/16 CV II Amazing Spider-Man  #3  -  44,471  (-15.2%)

Featuring Clash, of the Ditkoesque Ramon Perez’s Learning to Crawl mini-series, and a nice Travel Foreman cover ! Selling a little better than the X-Men’s mini.

66- PUNISHER

05/16  Punisher  #1  -  110,726     
06/16  Punisher  #2  -    47,524     (-57.1%) 
07/16  Punisher  #3  -    46,534     (-  2.1%)
08/16  Punisher  #4  -    44,154     (-  5.1%)

Since issue #2 : -7.1%

Sticking to its reader base like crazy.

67- 88-CIVIL WAR II CHOOSING SIDES LTD

06/16 CV II Choosing sides  #1  -  62,876
07/16 CV II Choosing sides  #2  -  38,507   (-38.8%)
07/16 CV II Choosing sides  #3  -  34,644   (-10.0%)
08/16 CV II Choosing sides  #4  -  31,464   (-  9.2%)
08/16 CV II Choosing sides  #5  -  43,768  (+39.1%)

Issue#4 is featuring Power Pack and issue #5 Alpha Flight ! I have no idea why issue#5 bounced back so much. In a perfect world, that would be because of this gorgeous Cameron Stewart’sAlpha Flight cover or because of Ramon Perez’s interior art. The truth is probably less pretty so let’s ignore it.

68- UNCANNY X-MEN

01/16-  Uncanny X-Men  #1  -   93,252    
01/16   Uncanny X-Men  #2  -   55,804  (-40.2%)     
02/16   Uncanny X-Men  #3  -   50,382   (- 9.7%)
03/16  Uncanny X-Men  #4 -     46,105  (- 8.5%)
03/16  Uncanny X-Men  #5 -     45,887  (- 0.5%)
04/16  Uncanny X-Men  #6 -     57,434  (+25.1%)   (Apocalypse War)
05/16  Uncanny X-Men  #7 -     50,936  (-11.3%)    (Apocalypse War)
06/16  Uncanny X-Men  #8 -     45,409  (-10.9%)    (Apocalypse War)
06/16  Uncanny X-Men  #9 -     44,617  (-  1.7%)    (Apocalypse War)
07/16  Uncanny X-Men #10-     48,025  (+ 7.6%)   (Apocalypse War)
08/16  Uncanny X-Men #11-     42,779  (-10.9%)

Since issue #2: -23.3%

3 ongoing X-men team titles over 40K ? I’m not sure this line is that much in need of a reshape.

69- 77- DEADPOOL VS GAMBIT LTD

06/16 Deadpool VS Gambit Ltd  #1  -  65,773 
07/16 Deadpool VS Gambit Ltd #2  -   49,815 (-24.3%)  
08/16 Deadpool VS Gambit Ltd #3  -   42,561 (-14.6%)
08/16 Deadpool VS Gambit Ltd #4  -   38,173 (-10.3%)

Still doing great but boy, that’s a lot of people giving up beetween issues !

70- STAR WARS FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION LTD 

06/16 SW Force Awakens  #1  -  79,626 
07/16 SW Force Awakens  #2  -  49,423 (-37.9%)  
08/16 SW Force Awakens  #3  -  41,575  (-15.9%)

What were the readers expecting ?!

 

71- 73- DAREDEVIL
 
02/14  Daredevil v3 #36 – 31,494  ( -1.8%)
03/14  Daredevil v4 #1  - 76,006  (141.3%)
04/14  Daredevil v4 #2  - 42,811  (-11.7%)
...
09/15  Daredevil v4 #18 -  29,945  (+ 0.1%)
---
---
12/15 Daredevil  #1 -  84,500
12/15 Daredevil  #2 -  49,758  (-41.1%)
01/16 Daredevil  #3 -  45,885  (-  7.8%)
02/16 Daredevil  #4 -  43,741  ( - 4.7%)
03/16  Daredevil  #5 - 44,868  (+  2.6%)
04/16  Daredevil  #6 - 48,745  (+  8.6%)
05/16  Daredevil  #7 - 43,704  (-10.3%)
06/16  Daredevil  #8 - 41,172  (-  5.8%)
07/16  Daredevil  #9 - 43,009  (+  4.4%)
08/16  Daredevil #10- 40,775  (-   5.2%)

08/16  Daredevil Annual #1 – 39,635

Since issue #2 : - 18.1%

Start of a new arc, with one variant cover, but with no reward. But the sales level of the Annual is really something to cheer for, equal to the ongoing’s. Please note that this Annual is cowrote by Roger Mc Kenzie, who wrote fantastic episodes of Daredevil in 1981, eclipsed by the following success of Frank Miller’s. He has recently wrote short horror stories for the anthology The Creeps.

 72- 78-ALL NEW WOLVERINE ($5)

01/14  Wolverine v5 #13 -  31,164 ( -3.4%)
02/14  Wolverine v6 #1  -  88,923 (185.3%)
02/14  Wolverine v6 #2  -  47,339 (-46.8%)
...
08/14  Wolverine v6 #12 -  50,570 (  2.8%)
09/14  Death of Wolv #1 – 261,975 
09/14  Death of Wolv #2 - 129,999 (-50.4%)
10/14  Death of Wolv #3 – 141,567 (  8.9%)
10/14  Death of Wolv #4 -  165,582 ( 17.0%)
11/15  AN Wolverine  #1 -  119,786    
11/15  AN Wolverine  #2 -    55,634  (-53.6%)
12/15  AN Wolverine  #3 -    50,990  (-  8.3%)
01/16  AN Wolverine  #4 -    49,978  (-  2.0%)
02/16  AN Wolverine  #5 -    43,149  (-13.7%)
03/16  AN Wolverine  #6 -    44,668  (+ 3.5%)
04/16  AN Wolverine  #7 -    38,168  (-14.6%)
05/16  AN Wolverine  #8 -    38,242  (+  0.2%)
06/16  AN Wolverine  #9 -    43,545  (+13.9%)  (CV 2)
07/16  AN Wolverine #10-    38,579  (-11.4%)   (CV 2)
08/16  AN Wolverine #11-    40,312  (+  4.5%)  (CV 2)

08/16 AN Wolverine Annual #1 – 38,106

Since issue #2 : -  27.5%

Bengal played a tribute to the iconic JG jones Wonder-Woman/Batman Hyketeia cover. Which made me notice that Cap America no longer has his little wings on his helmet. When did that happened and was there any explanation about why those wings were there in the first place ? An Annual has also been released this month,selling at the same level than the ongoing, which is a true performance.

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74- 81-UNCANNY AVENGERS

03/14  U Avengers #18.NOW   -  63,516  ( 19.4%)
...
10/14  Uncanny Avengers #25 –  53,263  (  7.7%)
10/14  Aven & X-Men Axis #1 – 138,966  (180.9%)
...
12/14  Aven & X-Men Axis #9 –  69,518  (  0.1%)
01/15  Uncanny Avengers v2 #1 – 74,849 
02/15  Uncanny Avengers v2 #2 – 51,339 (-31.4%)
---
04/15  Uncanny Avengers v2 #3 – 50,595 (-1.4%)
05/15  Uncanny Avengers v2 #4 – 46,682 (-7.7%)
06/15  Uncanny Avengers v2 #5 – 43,417 (-7.0%)

10/15 Uncanny Avengers  #1 - 105,234
11/15 Uncanny Avengers  #2 -   55,008 (-47.3%)
12/15 Uncanny Avengers  #3 -   53,216 (-  3.3%)
01/16 Uncanny Avengers  #4 -   47,172 (-11.4%)
02/16 Uncanny Avengers  #5 -   43,618  (- 7.5%)
03/16 Uncanny Avengers  #6 -   41,567  (- 4.7%)
03/16 Uncanny Avengers  #7 -   47,135 (+13.4%)  (Stand Off)
04/16 Uncanny Avengers  #8 -   45,659  (-  3.1%)  (Stand Off)
05/16 Uncanny Avengers  #9 -   40,025  (-12.3%)
06/16 Uncanny Avengers #10-   38,614  (-  3.5%)
07/16 Uncanny Avengers #11-   45,452  (+17.7%)
08/16 Uncanny Avengers #12-   39,337   (-13.5%)
08/16 Uncanny Avengers #13-   37,908   (-  3.6%) (CV 2)

Since issue #2 : -  31.1%

This is weird, to say the least.

75- ALL NEW X-MEN 

11/12  All-New X-Men #2  - 100,983  
...
01/14  All-New #22.NOW   -  76,565  (+21.8%)
...
06/15  All-New X-Men #41 -  48,937  (-15.3%)

12/15 All New X-Men  #1 -  81,342
12/15 All New X-Men  #2 -  56,168  (-30.9%) 
01/16 All New X-Men  #3 -  50,557  (-10.0%)
02/16 All New X-Men  #4 -  50,160  (-  0.8%)
02/16 All New X-Men  #5 -  42,402  (-15.5%)
03/16 All New X-Men  #6 -  41,061  (-  3.2%)
03/16 All New X-Men  #7 -  40,346  (-  1.7%)
04/16 All New X-Men  #8 -  39,942  (-  1.0%)
05/16 All New X-Men  #9 -  51,549  (+29.1%)(Apocalypse Wars)
06/16 All New X-Men #10-  39,978  (-22.4%) (Apocalypse Wars)
07/16 All New X-Men #11-  42,883  (+ 7.3%) (Apocalypse Wars)
08/16 All New X-Men #12-  39,289  (-  8.4%)

Since issue #2 : - 30.1%    

The romance beetween a female clone and a younger version of an X-Men. Who said comics were complicated ?

79- CIVIL WAR II X-MEN LTD

06/16 CV II X-Men  #1  -  68,470 
07/16 CV II X-Men  #2  -  44,960   (-34.3%) 
08/16 CV II X-Men  #3  -  37,976   (-15.5%)

Having not read a Marvel comics in decades, mutants and inhumans are fighting over a guy who can predict the future. It’s like fighting over one specific Starbucks when there is one at every corner of every street !

80- MOON KNIGHT 

04/16-  Moon Knight  #1  -  65,388                   
05/16   Moon Knight  #2  -  41,147   (-45.7%)       
06/16   Moon Knight  #3  -  40,752   (-  1.0%)
07/16   Moon Knight  #4  -  40,012   (-  1.8%)
08/16   Moon Knight  #5  -  37,934   (-  5.2%)

Since issue #2: - 7.8%

No variant cover. All is doing perfectly well for this new incarnation.

 82- DEADPOOL MERCS FOR MONEY 

02/16  Deadpool Mercs for Money Ltd #1 of 5  -  90,186     
03/16  Deadpool Mercs for Money Ltd #2 of 5  -  52,331  (-42.0%)  
04/16  Deadpool Mercs for Money Ltd #3 of 5  -  47,185  (-  9.8%)    
05/16  Deadpool Mercs for Money Ltd #4 of 5  -  43,104  (-  8.6%)
06/16  Deadpool Mercs for Money Ltd #5 of 5  -  38,694  (-10.2%)
07/16  Deadpool Mercs for Money  #1 -  65,339
08/16  Deadpool Mercs for Money  #2 -  36,571  (-44.0%)

Marvel probably wasn’t expecting such disapointing sales, at least in floppy format. The BIG question is whenever this ongoing serie will sell like any other Deadpool TPB, aka by hundreds of copies each and every month.

83- SPIDER-GWEN

02/15 Spider-Gwen #1 -  278,575 
03/15 Spider-Gwen #2 -  107,070 (-61.6%)
04/15 spider-Gwen #3 -  102,234 (- 4.5%)
05/15 Spider-Gwen #4 -    86,586 (-15.3%)
06/15 Spider-Gwen #5 -    67,697 (-21.8%)
07/15 ---
08/15 ---
09/15 ---
10/15 Spider-Gwen  #1 -  197,103   
11/15 Spider-Gwen  #2 -    62,209  (-68.4%)
12/15 Spider-Gwen  #3 -    54,844  (-11.8%)
01/16 Spider-Gwen  #4 -    48,664  (-11.3%)
02/16 Spider-Gwen  #5 -    43,796  (-10.0%)
03/16 Spider-Gwen  #6 -    46,060  (+ 5.2%)
04/16 Spider-Gwen  #7 -    60,900  (+32.2%)  (Spider-Women)
05/16 Spider-Gwen  #8 -    49,681  (-18.4%)   (Spider-Women)
06/16 Spider-Gwen  #9 -    41,713  (-17,1%)
07/16 Spider-Gwen #10-    35,136  (-15.8%)
08/16 Spider-Gwen #11-    36,212  (+ 3.1%)

Since issue #2 : - 43.5%
SPIDER-GWEN VOL.0: 10,313 [+722]
Average +% TPB sales issues 1-5: +10.1%
SPIDER-GWEN VOL.1:   5,734    [+534]
Average +% TPB sales issues 1-6: +11.8%

Call in a Paul Pope variant cover and everything is settled. Meanwhile, I took the time to look at Spiger-Gwen TPB sales and … this is quite a hit, selling 600 copies for each volume every month ! Vol.0 has already cracked 10K, which is amazing !

 

84- GUARDIANS OF GALAXY

03/13 Guardians of Galaxy #1-   211,312
…
04/15  Guardians v3 #26 -  54,124  (-12.4%)
05/15  Guardians v3 #27 -  49,308  (- 8.9%)

07/15 Guardians of Knowhere Ltd #1  -  81,902
...
09/15 Guardians of Knowhere Ltd #4  -  39,523  (-22.4%)

10/15 Guardians of Galaxy  #1 -   118,342
11/15 Guardians of Galaxy  #2 -     51,690   (-56.3%)
12/15 Guardians of Galaxy  #3 -     53,627    (+3.7%)
01/16 Guardians of Galaxy  #4 -     46,215   (-13.8%)
02/16 Guardians of Galaxy  #5 -     40,581   (-12.2%)
03/16 Guardians of Galaxy  #6 -     48,330  (+19.1%)
04/16 Guardians of Galaxy  #7 -     40,213  ( -16.8%)
05/16 Guardians of Galaxy  #8 -     38,404  (-  4.5%)
06/16 Guardians of Galaxy  #9 -     34,542  (-10.1%)
07/16 Guardians of Galaxy #10-     36,614  (+ 6.0%)       
08/16 Guardians of Galaxy #11-     34,914  (-  4.6%)   (CV2)

Since issue #2 :  -32.5 %
GUARDIANS OTG VOL.4 HC: 2,241

This volume is not over yet but is almost gaining nothing from being a CV2 tie-in.

 

89- 109- 300-UNCANNY INHUMANS

04/14  Inhuman #1 - 58,309  
05/14  Inhuman #2 - 41,810 ( -28.3%) 
...
04/15  Inhuman #14- 26,194  (+ 2.7%)

04/15 Uncanny Inhumans #0 -  67.017
...
10/15 Uncanny Inhumans  #1 -   90,528
11/15 Uncanny Inhumans  #2 -   41,321  (-54.4%)
12/15 Uncanny Inhumans  #3 -   43,036  (+ 4.2%)
01/16 Uncanny Inhumans  #4 -   35,308  (-18.0%)
02/16 Uncanny Inhumans  #5 -   35,145  (  -0.5%)
03/16 Uncanny Inhumans  #6 -   32,256  (  -7.4%)
04/16 Uncanny Inhumans  #7 -   27,088  (-16.0%)
05/16 Uncanny Inhumans  #8  -  28,527  (+ 5.3%)
05/16 Uncanny Inhumans  #9  -  25,216  (-11.6%)
06/16 Uncanny Inhumans #10 -  24,552  (-  2.6%)
06/16 Uncanny Inhumans #11 -  35,033  (+42.7%) (CV2)     [+5,497]
07/16 ---
08/16 Uncanny Inhumans #12 -  31,357   (-10.5%) (CV2)

08/16 Uncanny Inhumans Annual #1 – 25,074

Since issue #2 : - 24.1%

This is probably the title gaining the more attention thanks to the CV2 tie-in. Reorder activity on the first part of its CV2 arc is another proof of that. Meanwhile, the Annual is selling at the same exact level than the serie was, which is probably making Marvel very happy.

90- MARVEL TSUM TSUM  LTD 

08/16 Marvel Tsum Tsum Ltd  #1  -  30,515          

That’s quite a nice pack of copies sold for a serie focusing on ball-shaped furry versions of the MU characters ! This is the theme of this month variant covers.

 

91- CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON 

02/14  Capt AmericaV7 #16.Now – 36,534  (   9.3%)
...
09/14  Captain America v7 #24 – 33,517  (   8.4%)
10/14  Captain America v7 #25 – 74,183  ( 121.3%)
11/14  Captain America v8 #1  –120,500  (  62.4%)
12/14  Captain America v8 #2  – 50,077  ( -58.4%)
01/15  Captain America v8 #3  - 50,045  ( -0.1%)
02/15  Captain America v8 #4  - 41,222  (-17.6%)
03/15  Captain America v8 #5  - 38,871  (- 5.7%)
04/15  Captain America v8 #6  - 38,199  (- 1.7%)
...
10/15 CA S. Wilson  #1 -  62,535
10/15 CA S. Wilson  #2 -  40,224  (-35.7%)
11/15 CA S. Wilson  #3 -  33,984  (-15.5%)
12/15 CA S. Wilson  #4 -  29,512  (-13.2%)
01/16 CA S. Wilson  #5 -  29,081  (-  1.5%)
02/16 CA S. Wilson  #6 -  27,111  (-  6.8%)
03/16 CA S. Wilson  #7 -  54,881(+102.4%)
04/16 CA S. Wilson  #8 -  31,052  (-43.4%)  (Stand Off)
05/16 CA S. Wilson  #9  - 27,480  (-11.5%) (Stand Off)
06/16 CA S. Wilson #10 - 31,989  (+16.4%) (CV 2)
07/16 CA S. Wilson #11 - 29,145  (-  8.2%)  (CV 2)
08/16 CA S. Wilson #12 - 30,479  (+ 4.6%)  (CV 2)

Since issue #2 : -27.5%

« Who are the Americups ? » Well, there is the AT&T American Gymnastic Cup, the Worlds Series….Oh, the AmericOps ?!

92-GWENPOOL

04/16-  Gwenpool  #1  -  100,852  
05/16   Gwenpool  #2  -     38,162    (-62.2%)   
06/16   Gwenpool  #3  -     33,018    (-13.5%)
07/16   Gwenpool  #4  -     33,174    (+ 0.5%)
08/16   Gwenpool  #5  -     30,232    (-  8.9%)

Since issue #2: -20.8%

Still searching for its sales level.

 95- MS MARVEL

02/14  Ms. Marvel #1 -  50,286  (  --- ) 
03/14  Ms. Marvel #2 -  38,357  (-23.7%)
...
02/15  Ms. Marvel #12 – 29,054  ( -2.7%)
03/15  Ms. Marvel #13 – 32,425  (+11.6%)
04/15  Ms. Marvel #14 – 32,058  (- 1.1%)
05/15  Ms. Marvel #15 – 32,185  (+ 0.4%)
06/15  Ms. Marvel #16 – 32,855  (+ 2.1%)
07/15 ---
08/15  Ms. Marvel #17 – 31,567  (- 3.9%)
09/15  Ms. Marvel #18 -  33,761  (+7.0%)

11/15  Ms Marvel  #1 -  79,222   
12/15  Ms Marvel  #2 -  46,610  (-41.2%)      
01/16  Ms Marvel  #3 -  32,364   (-30.6%)
02/16  Ms Marvel  #4 -  30,916   (-  4.5%) 
03/16  Ms Marvel  #5 -  31,871  (  +3.1%)
04/16  Ms Marvel  #6 -  29,863  (-  6.3%)
05/16  Ms Marvel  #7 -  29,840  (-  0.1%)
06/16  Ms Marvel  #8 -  31,798  (+ 6.6%)  (CV2)
07/16  Ms Marvel  #9 -  28,313  (-11.0%)  (CV2)
08/16  Ms Marvel #10-  29,395  (+ 3.8%)  (CV2)

Since issue #2 : -36.9 %

Interest into the cover (by Cameron Stewart) or its variant probably explain the slight jump.

96- DAREDEVIL / PUNISHER LTD ($5)

05/16  Daredevil / Punisher  #1  -  42,145    
06/16  Daredevil / Punisher  #2  -  35,374  (-16.1%)   
07/16  Daredevil / Punisher  #3  -  34,269  (-  3.1%)
08/16  Daredevil / Punisher  #4  -  29,225  (-14.7%)

Eh, money can be short, with all those CV2 products !

97- CIVIL WAR II KINGPIN LTD 

07/16 CV II Kingpin Ltd  #1  -  48,289 
08/16 CV II Kingpin Ltd  #2  -  28,720   (-40.5%)     

The mystery of the Kingpin’s diet is still at the center of everyone’s attention. It does interest a significative number of people.

98- INTERNATIONAL IRON MAN

03/16-  International Iron Man  #1  -  70,824 
04/16   International Iron Man  #2  -   40,459  (-42.9%)
05/16   International Iron Man  #3  -   35,282  (-12.8%)     
06/16   International Iron Man  #4  -   28,998  (-17.8%)
07/16   International iron Man  #5  -   27,697  (-  4.5%)
08/16  International Iron Man  #6  -    28,337  (+ 2.3%)

Since issue #2: -30.0%

Believe it or not, that’s NOT a CV2 tie-in. Sales are bad, but at least they are stable.

101- A-FORCE

05/15 A-Force #1  -	114,528
---
07/15 A-Force #2  -	 60,330  (-47.3%)
08/15 A-Force #3  -     49,074  (-18.7%)
09/15 A-Force #4  -     46,636  (- 5.0%)
10/15 A-Force #5  -	 41,337  (-11.4%)
11/15 ---
12/15 ---
01/16 A-Force  #1  -     65,661   
02/16 A-Force  #2  -     35,571   (-45.8%) 
03/16 A-Force  #3  -     34,133   (-  4.0%)
04/16 A-Force  #4  -     27,672   (-19.8%)
05/16 A-Force  #5  -     29,706   (+ 7.4%)
06/16 A-Force  #6  -     25,342   (-14.7%)
07/16 A-Force  #7  -     23,939   (-  5.5%)
08/16 A-Force  #8  -     27,743  ( +15.9%) (CV 2)

Since issue #2: -22.0%  
A-FORCE VOL.1 : 2,100
Average +% TPB Sales issues #1-4: +6.2%     

It’s girl on girl action, bickering (eh, there is Elsa Bloodstone), pulling hair (eh, there is Medusa!) and putting curses (eh, there is Nico!) on each other.

 

102- NEW AVENGERS 

01/13  New Avengers v3 # 1 -  116,280 
...
03/14  N Avengers #16.NOW  -  48,731  (  0.0%)
...
12/14  New Avengers v3 #28 -  39,855  ( -1.4%)
01/15  New Avengers v3 #29 -  41,116  (+3.1%) (SW prelude)
02/15  New Avengers v3 #30 -  42,827  (+4.2%) (SW prelude)
03/15  New Avengers v3 #31 -  44,444  (+3.8%) (SW prelude)
03/15  New Avengers v3 #32 -  40,583  (-8.7%) (SW prelude)
04/15  New Avengers v3 #33 -  55.437 (+36.6%) (Sw prelude) END

10/15 New Avengers  #1 -  71,243
10/15 New Avengers  #2 -  50,455  (-29.8%)
11/15 New Avengers  #3 -  41,630  (-17.5%)
12/15 New Avengers  #4 -  36,669  (-11.9%)
01/16 New Avengers  #5 -  33,010  (-10.0%)
02/16 New Avengers  #6 -  31,188  ( - 5.5%)
02/16 New Avengers  #7 -  30,662  (  -1.7%)   
03/16 New Avengers  #8 -  31,311  ( +2.1%)  (Stand Off)
04/16 New Avengers  #9 -  30,835  (-  1.5%)  (Stand Off)
04/16 New Avengers #10 - 30,102  (-  2.4%) (Stand Off)
05/16 New Avengers #11 - 29,163  (-  3.1%)
06/16 New Avengers #12 - 34,482  (+18.2%) (CV2)
07/16 New Avengers #13 - 32,337  (-  6.2%)  (CV2) 
07/16 New Avengers #14 - 28,603  (-11.5%)  (CV2)
08/16 New Avengers #15 - 27,140  (-  5.1%)  (CV 2)

Since issue #2 :  - 43.3%

Despite having Angar the screamer on the cover and being a Civil War thingie, sales are in the toilet.

 103- ULTIMATES

11/15  Ultimates  #1 -  61,406  
12/15  Ultimates  #2 -  37,055   (-39.7%)
01/16  Ultimates  #3 -  30,068   (-18.9%)
02/16  Ultimates  #4 -  27,177   (-  9.6%)
03/16  Ultimates  #5 -  28,627   (+ 5.3%)
04/16  Ultimates  #6 -  26,146   (-  8.7%)
05/16  Ultimates  #7 -  26,500   (+ 1.4%)
06/16  Ultimates  #8 -  30,675   (+15.6%) (CV2)
07/16  Ultimates  #9 -  27,588   (-10.1%)  (CV2)
08/16  Ultimates #10-  26,848   (-  2.7%)  (CV2)

Since issue #2 : - 25.5%

With a good old captionned cover ! Loved it !

107- CIVIL WAR II ULYSSES LTD ($5)

08/16 CV II Ulysses Ltd  #1  -  25,230
      

This is the back story of Ulysses, the guy who can predict the future, but not that labelling all of the Marvel titles as tie-ins to CV2 would not work saleswise.

110- POWER MAN AND IRON FIST

02/16 Power Man and Iron Fist  #1  -  79,069  
03/16 Power Man and Iron Fist  #2  -  41,104  (-48.0%)    
04/16 Power Man and Iron Fist  #3 -   26,496  (-35.5%)
05/16 Power Man and Iron Fist  #4 -   26,308   (- 0.7%)
06/16 Power Man and Iron Fist  #5 -   24,202   (- 8.0%)
07/16 Power Man and Iron Fist  #6 -   26,980   (+11.5%)
08/16 Power Man and Iron Fist  #7 -   24,163   (- 10.4%)  (CV2)

Since issue #2: -41.2%

Another title reaching its lowel level despite being a CV2 tie-in.

111- BLACK WIDOW

03/16-  Black Widow  #1  -  62,375   
04/16   Black Widow  #2  -  34,453  (-44.8%)  
05/16   Black Widow  #3  -  30,968  (-10.1%) 
06/16   Black Widow  #4  -  27,016  (-12.8%)   
07/16   Black Widow  #5  -  25,801  (-  4.5%)
08/16   Black Widow  #6  -  24,106  (-  6.6%)

Since issue #2: -30.0%

We have now reached a disapointing sales level, but all can be redeemed with the result of the upcoming first TPB sales.

112- CIVIL WAR II GODS OF WAR LTD

06/16 CV II Gods of war  #1  -  39,690  
07/16 CV II Gods of war  #2  -  28,149  (-29.1%)    
08/16 CV II Gods of war  #3  -  23,944  (-14.9%)

Hercules is recruiting gods of war from every religion. Wait… Why is Donal J. Trump missing ?!

114- CAPTAIN MARVEL

11/13  Captain Marvel v6 #17 - 18,173  (-20.5%)
...
03/14  Captain Marvel v7 #1  - 44,248  
04/14  Captain Marvel v7 #2  - 28,008 (-36.7%)
...
05/15  Captain Marvel v7 #15 – 19,740 (-35.4%)
...
06/15  Cap Marvel & Carol Corps Ltd #1 -  47,302
...
08/15  Cap Marvel & Carol Corps Ltd #4 -  22,106 (-   9.0%)
...
01/16  Captain Marvel  #1  -  52,972  
02/16  Captain Marvel  #2  -  28,962  (-45.4%)   
03/16  Captain Marvel  #3  -  28,469  (  -1.7%)  
04/16  Captain Marvel  #4  -  25,156  (-11.6%)
05/16  Captain Marvel  #5  -  23,812  (-  5.3%)
06/16  Captain Marvel  #6  -  28,213  (+18.5%)  (CV2)
07/16  Captain Marvel  #7  -  23,895  (-15.3%)   (CV2)
08/16  Captain Marvel  #8  -  23,024  (-  3.5%)   (CV2)

Since issue #2: -20.5%
CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL.1 : 2,409
Average +% TPB Sales issues #1-4: +8.5%

Despite being a CV2 tie-in, this is the lowest sales level for this volume so far. Not a good sign, obviously.

 

115- ASTONISHING ANT-MAN

01/15 Ant-Man #1 – 	73,370
02/15 Ant-Man #2 – 	40,192  (-45.2%)
03/15 Ant-Man #3 – 	37,139  (- 7.6%)
04/15 Ant-Man #4 – 	31,637  (-14.8%)
05/15 Ant-Man #5 – 	83,095 (+162.7%)
06/15 Ant-Man Larger than Life #1- 28,797 
07/15 Ant-Man Annual #1 – 		24,223
08/15 Ant-Man Last Days -  		35,594  (-57.2%)
09/15 ---
10/15 Astonishing Ant-Man  #1 -  75,598
11/15 Astonishing Ant-Man  #2 -  31,358  (-58.5%)
12/15 Astonishing Ant-Man  #3 -  27,913  (-11.0%)
01/16 Astonishing Ant-Man  #4 -  25,768  (-  7.7%)
02/16 Astonishing Ant-Man  #5 -  22,168  (-14.0%)
03/16 Astonishing Ant-Man  #6 -  20,375  (-  8.1%)
04/16 Astonishing Ant-Man  #7 -  24,173  (+18.6%)
05/16 Astonishing Ant-Man  #8 -  20,799  (-14.0%)
06/16 Astonishing Ant-Man  #9 -  18,382  (-11.6%)
07/16 Astonishing Ant-Man #10-  20,320  (+10.5%)
08/16 Astonishing Ant-Man #11-  22,836  (+12.4%)  (CV2)

Since issue#2 :  - 35.2%
Average +% TPB sales #1-5 : +11.0%
ANT-MAN TPB VOL.1: 4,406

Another character who has to choose a side. And another character which future or past history will probably contradict the side he is taking for the sake of this crossover event.

 

116- 120-SPIDER-MAN 2099 

07/14 Spider-Man 2099  #1  -  90,690  ( --- )
08/14 Spider-Man 2099  #2  -  47,512  (-47.6%)
09/14 Spider-Man 2099  #3  -  43,418  ( -8.6%)
10/14 Spider-Man 2099  #4  -  40,755  ( -6.1%)
10/14 Spider-Man 2099  #5  -  40,880  (  0.3%)
11/14 Spider-Man 2099  #6  -  38,634  ( -5.5%)
---
01/15 Spider-Man 2099  #7 -  38,455 (-0.5%)
01/15 Spider-Man 2099  #8 -  37,484 (-2.5%)
02/15 Spider-Man 2099  #9 -  34,374 (-8.3%)
03/15 Spider-Man 2099 #10 -  33,528 (-2.5%)
04/15 Spider-Man 2099 #11 -  31,665 (-5.6%)
05/15 Spider-Man 2099 #12 -  28,916 (-8.7%)
...
10/15 Spider-Man 2099  #1 -  57,719
10/15 Spider-Man 2099  #2 -  40,701  (-29.5%)
11/15 Spider-Man 2099  #3 -  34,969  (-14.1%)
12/15 Spider-Man 2099  #4 -  32,464  (-  7.2%)
01/16 Spider-Man 2099  #5 -  28,489  (-12.2%)
02/16 Spider-Man 2099  #6 -  26,626  ( - 6.5%)
02/16 Spider-Man 2099  #7 -  26,163  (-  1.7%)
03/16 Spider-Man 2099  #8 -  28,580  ( +9.2%)
04/16 Spider-Man 2099  #9 -  24,081  (-15.7%)
05/16 Spider-Man 2099 #10-  23,040  (-  4.3%)
06/16 Spider-Man 2099 #11-  22,722  (-  1.4%)
07/16 Spider-Man 2099 #12-  22,480  (-  1.1%)
08/16 Spider-Man 2099 #13-  22,793  (+ 1.4%)  (CV2)
08/16 Spider-Man 2099 #14-  21,908   (- 3.9%)  (CV2)

Since issue #2: -46.2%

Apparenlt, nobody cares that it’s a CV2 tie-in. Once again, lowest level so far for the series, despite the crossover.

118- X-MEN 92

06/15 X-Men 92 #1  - 104,943          
07/15 X-Men 92 #2  -  51,042  (-51.4%)
08/15 X-Men 92 #3  -  49,756  (-  2.5%)
09/15 X-Men 92 #4 -   41,826  (-15.9%)
...
03/16-  X-Men 92   #1  - 58,804  
04/16   X-Men 92   #2  -  33,862  (-42.4%)     
05/16   X-Men  92  #3  -  30,112  (-11.1%)
06/16   X-Men  92  #4  -  25,044  (-16.8%)
07/16   X-Men  92  #5  -  22,745  (-  9.2%)
08/16    X-Men 92  #6  -  22,175  (-  2.5%)

Since issue#2: -32.8%

Did Marvel cancelled this one too soon ? It’s showing signs of stabilisation.

 121- SILK

02/15 Silk #1 -  86,263 
03/15 Silk #2 -  69,369 (-19.6%)
04/15 Silk #3 -  58.755 (-15.3%)
05/15 Silk #4 -  44,316 (-24.6%)
06/15 Silk #5 -  38,798 (-12.5%)
07/15 ---
08/15 Silk #6 -  34,368 (-10.7%)
09/15 Silk #7 -  36,477 (+ 6.1%)
10/15 ---
11/15	Silk  #1 - 57,140     
12/15  Silk  #2  - 38,356   (-32.9%) 
01/16  Silk  #3 -  33,102   (-13.7%)
02/16  Silk  #4 -  26,786  (-19.1%)
02/16  Silk  #5 -  26,032  (-  2.8%)
03/16  Silk  #6 -  24,847  (-  4.6%)
04/16  Silk  #7 -  43,012  (+73.0%) (Spider Women)
05/16  Silk  #8 -  30,884  (-28.2%) (Spider-Women)
06/16  Silk  #9 -  23,162  (-25.0%)
07/16  Silk #10-  23,125  (-  0.2%)
08/16  Silk #11-  21,833  (-  5.6%)

Since issue #2 : -43.1%

Dangerously approaching the 20K frontier. Still safe for the time being, as Spider-Woman will probably be the first spider-lady to bite the dust.

 123- CARNAGE

11/15  Carnage  #1 -  69,773    
11/15  Carnage  #2 -   41,576   (-40.4%)
12/15  Carnage  #3 -   34,852   (-16.2%)
01/16  Carnage  #4 -   31,687  (-  9.1%)
02/16  Carnage  #5 -   27,160  (-14.3%)
03/16  Carnage  #6 -   28,874  ( +6.3%)
04/16  Carnage  #7 -   24,480  (-15.2%)
05/16  Carnage  #8 -   23,697  (-  3.2%)
06/16  Carnage  #9 -   23,146  (-  2.3%)
07/16  Carnage #10-   21,829  (-  5.7%)
08/16  Carnage #11-   20,709  (-  5.1%)

Since issue #2 : -50.2%

Just fell to the other side (the one where more than half of your debut readers have left).

 124- ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT

01/16	Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #1  -  59,028
02/16	Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #2  -  29,180  (-50.6%)    
03/16   Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #3  -  24,855  (-14.8%)
04/16   Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #4  -  24,179  (-  2.7%) 
05/16   Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #5  -  21,138  (-12.6%)
06/16   Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #6  -  20,392  (-  3.5%)
07/16   Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #7  -  19,142  (-  6.1%)
08/16   Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #8  -  20,646  (+ 7.9%)

Since issue #2:  -29.2%

A CV2 tie-in and featuring Gwempool ! The results are mixed.

 125- VISION

11/15	Vision  # 1-  42,119 
12/15  Vision  # 2 -  36,107  (-14.3%)
01/16  Vision  # 3 -  34,807  (- 3.6%)
02/16  Vision  # 4 -  19,070  (-45.2%)
03/16  Vision   #5 -  18,636  (-  2.3%)
04/16  Vision   #6 -  19,028  (+ 2.1%)
05/16  Vision   #7 -  19,623  (+ 3.1%)
06/16  Vision   #8 -  22,460  (+14.5%)
07/16  Vision   #9 -  20,785  (-  7.5%)
08/16  Vision  #10-  20,523  (-  1.3%)

Since issue #2 : - 43.2%

With results like this, no way Marvel is gonna let this one go ! It will come back !

 129- SPIDER-WOMAN

11/14  Spider-Woman #1 -  93,723           (Spider-Verse)
12/14  Spider-Woman #2 -  44,618  ( -52.4%)(Spider-Verse)
01/15  Spider-Woman #3 -  38,484  (-13.8%) (spider-Verse)
02/15  Spider-Woman #4 -  36,058  (- 6.3%)
03/15  Spider-Woman #5 -  40,068  (+11.1%)
04/15  Spider-Woman #6 -  32,041  (-20.0%)
05/15  Spider-Woman #7 -  29,567  (- 7.3%)
06/15  Spider-Woman #8 -  26,568  (-10.1%)
07/15  Spider-Woman #9 -  24,354  (- 8.3%)
08/15 Spider-Woman #10-  23,005  (- 5.5%)
09/15 ---
10/15 ---
11/15 Spider-Woman  #1 -   53,885   
12/15 Spider-Woman  #2 -   27,801  (-48.4%)
01/16 Spider-Woman  #3 -   24,054  (-13.5%)
02/16 Spider-Woman  #4 -   20,747  (-13.7%)
03/16 Spider-Woman  #5 -   20,594  ( - 0.7%)
04/16 Spider-Woman  #6 -   39,291  (+90.8%)  (Spider-Women)
05/16 Spider-Woman  #7 -   27,118  (-31.0%)   (Spider-Women)
06/16 Spider-Woman  #8 -   19,658  (-27.5%)
07/16 Spider-Woman  #9 -   20,938  (+  6.5%)  (CV 2)
08/16 Spider-Woman #10-   19,251  (-   8.1%)  (CV 2)

Since issue #2 : -30.8%

You know the song : lowest level so far for the series, despite being a CV 2 tie-in. Making all of your titles tie-ins to CV 2 doesn’t seem to really work anymore, or at least not for more than one month.

 130- SQUADRON SUPREME ($5)

12/15  Squadron Supreme  #1 -  48,247
12/15  Squadron Supreme  #2 -  27,643  (-42.7%)
01/16  Squadron Supreme  #3 -  23,551  (-14.8%)
02/16  Squadron Supreme  #4 -  24,182  (+ 2.7%)
03/16  Squadron Supreme  #5 -  22,323  (-  7.7%)
04/16  Squadron Supreme  #6 -  22,930  (+ 2.7%)
05/16  Squadron Supreme  #7 -  19,486  (-15.0%)
06/16  Squadron Supreme  #8 -  18,676  (-  4.2%)
07/16  Squadron Supreme  #9 -  23,692  (+26.9%)   (CV 2)
08/16  Squadron Supreme #10-  19,119  (- 19.3%)   (CV 2)

Since issue #2 : - 30.8% 

Almost back to where it was, despite being both a CV2 tie-in and the start of a new arc. This could get ugly.

132- SILVER SURFER 

03/14  Silver Surfer  #1 -  64,919  (  --- )
04/14  Silver Surfer  #2 -  39,132  (-39.7%)
06/14  Silver Surfer  #3 -  36,075  ( -7.8%)
07/14  Silver Surfer  #4 -  32,747  ( -9.2%)
08/14  Silver Surfer  #5 -  31,125  ( -5.0%)
10/14  Silver Surfer  #6 -  28,052  ( -9.9%)
11/14  Silver Surfer  #7 -  25,759  ( -8.2%)
12/14  ---
01/15  Silver Surfer  #8 -  23,420  (- 9.1%)
02/15  Silver Surfer  #9 -  21,716  (- 7.3%)
03/15  Silver Surfer #10 -  21,100  (- 2.8%)
04/15  Silver Surfer #11 -  20,776  (- 1.5%)
05/15  ---
06/15  Silver Surfer #12 -  20,704  (- 0.3%)
07/15  Silver Surfer #13 -  24,321  (+17.5%)
08/15 ---
09/15 Silver Surfer #14 -   23,008  (-  5.4%)
10/15 ---
11/15 Silver Surfer #15 -   21,343   (-  7.2%)
12/15 ---
01/16  Silver Surfer  #1  -  57,633  
02/16  Silver Surfer  #2  -  25,009  (-56.6%)    
03/16 - -
04/16  Silver Surfer  #3  -  23,151  (-  7.4%)  
05/16  Silver Surfer  #4  -  21,063  (-  9.0%)
06/16 ---
07/16  Silver Surfer  #5  -  20,165 (-  4.3%)
08/16  Silver Surfer  #6  -  18,991 (-  5.8%)

Since issue #2: -24.1%    

Not viable by Marvel current standarts. Which is a shame.

 135- SPIDEY

12/15	Spidey  #1 -  65,503
01/16  Spidey  #2 -  33,585  (-48.8%) 
02/16  Spidey  #3 -  28,161  (-16.2%)
03/16 ---
04/16  Spidey  #4 -  24,553 (-12.8%)
04/16  Spidey  #5 -  22,991  (- 6.4%)
05/16  Spidey  #6 -  21,794  (-5.2%)
06/16  Spidey  #7 -  20,736  (-4.8%)
07/16  Spidey  #8 -  20,012  (-3.5%)
08/16  Spidey  #9 -  18,348  (-8.3%)
      
Since issue #2: -45.4%

Falling for the first time under 20K, but still in sales paradise for this kind of title, usually glued to the 5-6K zone.

136- THUNDERBOLTS

05/16  Thunderbolts  #1  -  45,169  
06/16  Thunderbolts  #2  -  36,865  (-18.8%)   
07/16  Thunderbolts  #3  -  26,588  (-27.9%)
08/16  Thunderbolts  #4  -  18,128  (-31.8%)

Since issue#2 : -50.8%

The only title which keep loosing more and more readers , as months go by.

 141- VENOM SPACEKNIGHT

11/15  Venom Spaceknight  #1 -   59,151
12/15  Venom Spaceknight  #2  -  32,210  (-45.5%)
01/16  Venom Spaceknight  #3  -  25,770  (-20.0%)
02/16  Venom Spaceknight  #4  -  21,545  (-16.4%)
03/16  Venom Spaceknight  #5  -  18,807  (-12.7%)
04/16  Venom Spaceknight  #6  -  17,894   (- 4.9%)
05/16  Venom spaceknight  #7  -   17,370   (- 3.0%)
06/16  Venom Spaceknight  #8  -  16,658   (-  4.1%)
06/16  Venom Spaceknight  #9  -  16,006   (-  3.9%)
07/16  Venom Spaceknight #10 -  15,650   (-  2.2%)
08/16  Venom Spaceknight #11 -  17,548  (+12.1%)   (CV2)

Since issue #2 : - 45.5%

More than the CV2 tie-in, that’s probably the confrontation beetween Venom and Spider-Man which helped this one gain more readers than the others CV2-tied-in titles surrounding him.

 143- SCARLET WITCH

12/15	Scarlet Witch  #1 -   57,835
01/16  Scarlet Witch  #2  -  25,728  (-55.5%)
02/16  Scarlet Witch  #3  -  23,900  (-  7.1%)
03/16  Scarlet Witch  #4  -  21,094  (-11.7%)
04/16  Scarlet Witch  #5  -  17,864  (-15.3%)
05/16  Scarlet Witch  #6  -  16,842  (-  5.7%)
06/16  Scarlet Witch  #7  -  18,496  (+  9.8%)
07/16  Scarlet Witch  #8  -  16,160  (-12.6%)
08/16  Scarlet Witch  #9  -  17,000  (+ 5.2%)(CV2)
   
Since issue #2: -33.9%
SCARLET WITCH VOL.1 : 2,286
Average +% TPB Sales issues #1-4: +9.6%

Even poor Wanda is not safe from the CV2 crossover frenzie.

144- EMPRESS

04/16  Empress  #1  -  55,829
05/16  Empress  #2  -  38,758   (-30.6%)
06/16  Empress  #3  -  37,529   (- 3.2%)
07/16  Empress  #4  -  18,320  (-51.2%)
08/16  Empress  #5  -  16,954  (-  7.5%)
             
Since issue #2 : -56.3%

Falling under 15K will make everyone wonder : what if it would have released by Image ?

150- VOTE LOKI

06/16 Vote Loki #1 - 29,502  
07/16 Vote Loki #2 - 20,881   (-29.3%)      
08/16 Vote Loki #3 - 16,383  (-21.5%)

Readers don’t want comicsto imitate life, it seems.

 151- ALL NEW INHUMANS

12/15	All New Inhumans  #1 -  58,123
12/15	All New Inhumans  #2 -  34,471  (-40.7%)
01/16   All New Inhumans  #3 -  25,746  (-25.3%)
02/16   All New Inhumans  #4 -  22,334  (-13.3%)
03/16   All New Inhumans  #5 -  24,779  (+10.9%)
04/16   All New Inhumans  #6 -  20,152  ( -18.7%)
05/16   All New Inhumans  #7 -  18,833  (-  6.5%)
06/16   All New Inhumans  #8 -  17,865  (-  5.1%)
07/16   All New Inhumans  #9 -  16,831  (-  5.8%)
08/16   All New Inhumans #10-  16,277  (-  3.3%)

Since issue #2 : -52.8 %

Two Inhumans team book, it’s too much, that now seems pretty clear.

157- MOCKINGBIRD

03/16-  Mockingbird   #1  -  42,335      
04/16   Mockingbird   #2  -  32,965    (-22.1%)  
05/16   Mockingbird	 #3  -  21,912   (-33.6%) 
06/16   Mockingbird   #4   - 15,975    (-27.2%)
07/16   Mockingbird   #5   - 15,290    (-  4.3%)
08/16   Mockingbird   #6   - 15,690    (+ 2.6%)   (CV2)

Since issue #2: -52.4%

Being a CV2 tie-in barely manage to stop its fall.

158- AGENTS OF SHIELD 
    
12/14  SHIELD #1 -  94,503  
01/15  SHIELD #2 -  33,965  (- 64.1%)
...
09/15  SHIELD#10-  18,693  (- 17.3%)

09/15 Agent Carter SHIELD -  26,438
09/15 Fury SHIELD – 26,313
09/15 Mockingbird SHIELD ($5) – 25,593
09/15 Quake SHIELD – 25,193
09/15 Cavalry SHIELD – 23,831

10/15  SHIELD#11 -	20,121  (+ 7.6%)
11/15  SHIELD#12 -  17,470  (-13.2%)
12/15 ---
01/16 Agents of SHIELD  #1 -  35,382    
02/16 Agents of SHIELD  #2 -  18,771  (-47.0%)
03/16 Agents of SHIELD  #3 -  18,139  (-  3.4%)  (Stand Off)
04/16 Agents of SHIELD  #4 -  17,878  (-  1.4%)  (Stand Off)
05/16 Agents of SHIELD  #5 -  17,410  (-  2.6%)
06/16 Agents of SHIELD  #6 -  15,689  (-  9.9%)
07/16 Agents of SHIELD  #7 -  16,110  (+  2.7%)  (CV2)
08/16 Agents of SHIELD  #8 -  15,519  (-   3.7%)  (CV2)

Since issue #2: -17.3%

Lowest level so far for the title, all volumes included. Time to call it a day, Marvel !

 163- NOVA

02/14  Nova#13.Now – 26,147  (   4.4%)
03/14  Nova v5 #14 – 23,459  ( -10.3%)
...
05/15  Nova v5 #31 – 18,129  ( -2.7%)

11/15	Nova  #1 - 45,536  
12/15  Nova  #2 -  27,120   (-40.4%)
01/16  Nova  #3 -  23,464   (-13.5%)
02/16  Nova  #4 -  18,187   (-22.5%)
03/16  Nova  #5  - 16,886   (-  7.2%)
04/16  Nova  #6  - 15,795   (-  6.5%)
05/16  Nova  #7  - 15,377   (-  2.6%)
06/16  Nova  #8  - 19,720   (+28.2%) (CV2)
07/16  Nova  #9  - 16,726   (-15.2%)  (CV2)
08/16  Nova #10 - 14,766   (-11.7%)

Since issue #2 : - 45.6 %

One volume too many, obviously.

 166- WEB WARRIORS

11/15	Web Warriors  #1 - 62,096 
12/15  Web Warriors  #2 -  31,614    (-49.1%)  
01/16  Web Warriors  #3 -  25,407    (-19.6%)
02/16  Web Warriors  #4 -  20,198    (-20.5%)
03/16  Web Warriors  #5 -  18,621    (-  7.8%)
04/16  Web Warriors  #6 -  17,376    (-  6.7%)
05/16  Web Warriors  #7 -  16,445    (-  5.4%)
06/16  Web Warriors  #8 -  15,953    (-  3.0%)
07/16  Web Warriors  #9 -  15,256    (-  4.4%)
08/16  Web Warriors #10-  14,066    (-  7.8%)

Since issue #2 : - 55.5 %

One more issue to go.

 167- HOWARD THE DUCK 

03/15 Howard the Duck #1 – 85,929
04/15 Howard the Duck #2 – 43,572 (-49.3%)
05/15 Howard the Duck #3 – 35,391 (-18.2%)
06/15 Howard the Duck #4 – 34,043 (- 3.8%)
07/15 ---
08/15 Howard the Duck #5 – 26,891 (-21.0%)
09/15 ---
10/15 ---
11/15 Howard The Duck  #1 -  69,177                   
12/15 Howard The Duck  #2 -  33,578  (-51.5%)
01/16 Howard The Duck  #3 -  28,971  (-13.7%)
02/16 Howard The Duck  #4 -  20,965  (-27.6%)
03/16 Howard The Duck  #5 -  17,995  (-14.2%)
04/16 Howard The Duck  #6 -  19,459  (+8.1%)
05/16 Howard The Duck  #7 -  18,122  (- 6.9%)
06/16 Howard The Duck  #8 -  17,569  (- 3.1%)
07/16 Howard The Duck  #9 -  15,903  (- 9.5%)
08/16 Howard The Duck #10-  14,062  (-11.2%)

Since issue #2 : -58.1%

Whithout the relaunch, I’m not even sure we would be that low.

 

168- UNBEATTABLE SQUIRREL GIRL 

01/15 Unbeatteable Squirrel Girl #1 - 41,693
02/15 Unbeatteable Squirrel Girl #2 – 24,621  (-40.9%)
03/15 Unbeatteable Squirrel Girl #3 – 26,586  ( +8.0%)
04/15 Unbeatteable Squirrel Girl #4 – 20,987  (-21.1%)
05/15 Unbeatteable Squirrel Girl #5 – 20,088  (- 4.3%)
06/15 Unbeatteable Squirrel Girl #6 – 19,341  (- 3.7%)
07/15 Unbeatteable Squirrel Girl #7 – 19,801  (+ 2.4%)
08/15 Unbeatteable Squirrel Girl #8 -  19,134  (- 3.4%)
09/15 ---
10/15 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl  #1 -  43,155
11/15 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl  #2 -  23,064  (-46.6%)
12/15 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl  #3 -  25,350  (+ 9.9%)
01/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl  #4 -  19,923  (-21.4%)
02/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl  #5 -  17,743  (-10.9%)
03/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl  #6 -  20,739 (+16.9%)
04/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl  #7 -  17,869 (-13.8%)
05/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl  #8 -  15,131 (-15.3%)
06/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl  #9 -  14,692  (- 2.9%)
07/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl #10-  14,590  (- 0.7%)
08/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl #11-  13,872  (- 4.9%)

Since issue #2 : -39.9 % 
TPB VOL.1: 7,919 [+567]
Average +%TPB sales issues 1-4:  +29.9%
TPB VOL.2 : 2,928
Average +%TPB sales issues 5-8: +6.6%

If floppy sales are a little weak (for a standart MU title,which doesn’t really apply here), TPB sales justify fully the ongoing format.

179- DR STRANGE PRELUDE

07/16 Dr Strange prelude #1 -  21,296      
08/16 Dr Strange prelude #2 -  12,151   (-42.9%)  

For $4, you don’t even have a cover, just a picture from the movie. If you don’t get the message…

 183- MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR

11/15	Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #1 - 38,133
12/15  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #2 -  21,715  (-43.1%)
01/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #3 -  18,424  (-15.2%)
02/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #4 -  14,941  (-18.9%)
03/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #5 -  14,771  (-  1.1%)
04/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #6 -  12,253  (-17.0%)
05/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #7 -  12,879  (+ 5.1%)
06/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #8 -  12,721  (-  1.2%)
07/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #9 -  10,338  (-18.7%)
08/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #10-  11,862 (+14.7%)

Since issue #2 : -45.4 %

A Flum Flum variant cover and Ms Marvel as a guest star resulted in quite a rebound !

189- NIGHTHAWK

05/16  Nighthawk  #1  -  34,039 
06/16  Nighthawk  #2  -  16,522  (-51.5%) 
07/16  Nighthawk  #3  -  13,434  (-18.7%)
08/16  Nighthawk  #4  -  11,383  (-15.3%)

Since issue #2 : -31.1%

If the campaign to save this title had any effect, it doesn’t show at all in sales.

 196- PATSY WALKER HELLCAT

12/15	Patsy Walker Hellcat  #1 -  46,198  
01/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat  #2 -  20,836  (-54.9%)
02/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat  #3 -  16,587  (-18.6%)  
03/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat  #4 -  15,971  (-  3.7%)
04/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat  #5 -  12,703  (-20.5%)
05/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat  #6 -  11,822  (-  6.9%)
06/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat  #7 -  13,396  (+13.3%)    (CV2)
07/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat  #8 -  12,561  (-  6.3%)     (CV2) 
08/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat  #9 -  10,486  (-16.5%)

Since issue #2: -49.7%

At long last, we will learn more about the poor taste of Patsy in men. I mean, Mad Dog ? Hellstrom ? She is so wicked !

200- 210- 279- CIVIL WAR 2 LTD ($6)

05/16  Civil War II #0 -  189,829                    [+6,049]
06/16  Civil War II #1 -  391,526  (+106.3%) [+9,789] 
06/16  Civil War II #2 -  148,403  (-  62.1%)              
07/16  Civil War II #3 -  185,949  (+  25.3%) [+9,073]
07/16  Civil War II #4 -  126,865  (-   31.8%)
08/16 ---

What’s the point of having a double shipping serie if you can’t even keep a monthly schedule?Only one issue was scheduled for this month and it did not even shipped in time. There is probably a lesson to be learned here but seeing that sales numbers will not be affected by this, don’t expect Marvel to give a care. Issue # 0,1 & 3 are coming back with quite significative reorder activity. Expect issue#2 reorders to show their face soon, because that’s almost 40K people who bought issue#3 whithout buying issue#2. Oh, yeah, but that’s the issue where this big character « dies ». Old tricks always work…

 207- DRAX

11/15  Drax  #1 -  49,601     
12/15  Drax  #2 -  23,054  (-53.5%)
01/16  Drax  #3 -  18,837  (-18.3%)
02/16  Drax  #4 -  14,620  (-22.4%)
03/16  Drax  #5 -  13,042  (-10.8%)
04/16  Drax  #6 -  13,606  (+ 4.3%)
05/16  Drax  #7 -  11,259  (-17.2%)
06/16  Drax  #8 -  10,707  (-  4.9%)
07/16  Drax  #9 -    9,991  (-  6.7%)
08/16  Drax #10-    9,338  (-  6.5%)

Since issue #2 : - 59.5%

Will the upcoming Gamora ongoing series go even deeper ?

211- HYPERION

03/16-  Hyperion  #1  -  31,679 
04/16   Hyperion  #2  -  16,178  (-48.9%)  
05/16   Hyperion  #3   - 13,204  (-19.4%)
06/16   Hyperion  #4   - 10,689  (-19.0%)    
07/16   Hyperion  #5   -   9,893   (-  7.4%)
08/16  Hyperion  #6  -     8,900   (-10.0%)

Since issue #2: -45.0%

Hyperion VS Iron Man. And the continuation of the conflict Hyperion VS sales.

237- DARK TOWER DRAWING OFTHE THREE- BITTER MEDICINE LTD

03/15 Dark Tower D3HC Ltd #1 of 5 – 11,107
...
07/15 Dark Tower D3HC Ltd #5 of 5 –  9,027  (- 2.4%)
08/15 ---
09/15 Dark Tower Lady of Shadows Ltd #1 of 5 –  9,918
...
01/16 Dark Tower Lady of Shadows Ltd #5 of 5 -   7,676   (-  3.3%)
…
04/16 Dark Tower Drawing of 3 Bitter Medicine Ltd #1 of 5 – 8,252
05/16 Dark Tower Drawing of 3 Bitter Medicine Ltd #2 of 5 -  7,597  (-  7.9%)
06/16 Dark Tower Drawing of 3 Bitter Medicine Ltd #3 of 5 -  7,433  (-  2.1%)
07/16 Dark Tower Drawing of 3 Bitter Medicine Ltd #4 of 5 -  7,361  (-  1.0%)
08/16 Dark Tower Drawing of 3 Bitter Medicine Ltd #5 of 5 -  7,156  (-  1.0%)

Nobody gave up during this one, which makes sense. At last, logic behavior in a deranged comics world !

 

256- A YEAR OF MARVEL LTD 

04/16 A year of Marvel Amazing Ltd #1 of 6 -  12,717
05/16 ---
06/16 A year of Marvel Incredible Ltd #2 of 6 – 10,104  (-20.5%)
07/16 ---
08/16 A year of Marvel Unstoppable Ltd #3 of 6 -  6,796 (-32.7%)

With 3 more issues to go, we probably have a winner for the lowest modern Marvel title.


Thanks for reading until the end! I hope to see you next time. Meanwhile, feel free to comment, express your rage or your love for french sarcasm! I’ll hug everyone, no matter what. And made crêpes for you if you are hungry.

11 COMMENTS

  1. And still no previous sales numbers for Moon Knight, Punisher and Black Widow. It’s hard to really say whether Black Widow is truly a disappointment or not if we cannot see how the previous series was selling.

  2. Yep, that’s for next month analysis. This colum was already ready and send whenever this was pointed in last month comment section.
    The previous Black Widow serie was selling lower, but not with such a prestigious and famed artistic team.

  3. Pourquoi the big jump in CV II Choosing sides #5 – 43,768 (+39.1%) ? Why, Trudeau-mania part le deux of course. Look it up, it is totally still a thing even a year after becoming our Prime Minister! I wouldn’t be surprised if half of that increase was attributable to additional purchases in the Great White North – although the love for the OTHER Canadian Justin does seem to be a worldwide phenomenon! Slap Justin Trudeau on the cover, have him slap Tony Stark around in the story (even his dad never got to throw a punch way back in Uncanny X-Men #120), and voila – a masterpiece! ;)

    On the other hand, Americans might not have glommed on as much of late, what with their Presidential candidates eating up all kinds of media bandwidth (well one much more than the other for obvious and deserving reasons) in their flaming car wreck of an election!

  4. > 144- EMPRESS
    > Falling under 15K will make everyone wonder : what if it would have released by Image ?

    Presumably that wasn’t an option, since Immonen is, I think, Marvel exclusive and Icon theoretically exists for Marvel exclusive creators to do creator owned work.

    And given that JUPITER’S LEGACY is selling even worse, at Image and with Frank Quitely (a bigger name, though in my opinion an inferior artist), I think maybe the bloom is off the Millar rose. Although I’m sure REBORN will do well for the first few issues, with the combination of Capullo and multiple covers. If he ever actually realizes his oft-promised oft-delayed plan to publish sequels to his earlier books with other creators, I’ll be curious to see how low they can go.

  5. @BobH

    Jupiter Legacy lose most of its steam (and reader base) with the first volume, with many several months between issues. The secondo volume being a sequel I think it’s inevitable it has that sales. Most people has ended buying the collection of the first volume and will buy the collection for the second too.

  6. Hello Xavier,

    Captain America (Steve Rogers) lost his wings with the new costume for the relaunch.
    These wings were related to Mercure like the Flash One.

  7. Hi,

    Great round up as usual! Appreciate the hard work put into these.

    Couple of questions if I may:

    1) X-Men 92 – “Did Marvel cancelled this one too soon” – I can’t find anything saying this title has been cancelled?

    2) How does the maths work for the “Average +%TPB sales issues [x] – [y]” statistic? I thought it was just total TBD sales divided by the sum of the sales of the issues it collects, but that doesn’t work out for me?

    CC

  8. “Issue#15 jump is because of MJ’s putting on the Iron Spider costume. But why on Earth issue#16 doubled in sales, I don’ t know, probably a special deal mixed with the expectation of a second Clone Saga ?”

    Actually, it may have indeed a special deal. There was article on Bleeding Cool regarding the comic book sales estimates for August 2017. In the comments section of that article, a poster going by the handle fffcomics,stated they were a comic book retailer, and that Marvel offered him and other comic book retailers the following discount incentive:

    “Exceed 200% of your total orders of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15 (MAY160828) with your orders for AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16 (JUN160844) placed by the current FOC of Monday, 7/18/2016 and you will receive an extra XX% discount off your total invoiced quantity of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16 for all orders received by the FOC.”

    http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/09/18/marvel-only-has-three-comics-in-the-top-30-comics-sold-in-august-2016/

    Which of course means if you’re a comic book retailer, and you’re told you’ll pay less on your order for ASM #16 on the condition that you double your order for ASM #15, you’re going to order a massive amount of copies of ASM #16, too. Of course, whether you;ll actually sell all those copies of ASM #16 you ordered is another story.

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