by Xavier Lancel

Welcome to a new analysis of the Marvel sales. Reminder: I’m french, that’s why I’m talking funny. Please adress your complaints to my “we just love having corrupted president candidates” country.

First, an apology. I’m late, very late. So late that, as I was finishing the January column, I realized the February numbers were already available. So I decided to put both in one column. You deserve an explanation for my lateness. As some of you may now, I’m am editor in chief of one of the longest printed fanzine about comics, called Scarce, published since 1982! We will soon release two issues at the same time, focusing on Legion of Super-Heroes: that’s 136 pages to fill about one of the most daring franchise at Marvel/DC. The deadline is very tight. It’s taking all my time. So, please excuse me for my lateness. As a reward, here is the double wraparound cover done by new fresh talent Maxime Garbarini for those two issues. Maxime just had its first comcis published last year, issue#6 of the Joe Glass’ The Pride. He did an amazing job, didn’t he?

Back to our Marvel numbers. In January and February, Marvel overshipped its titles at around +10% . that means stores received more copies than ordered: free copies to put on the shelves to sell, cover price being 100% profit -(minus the shipping cost opf course). It seems clear looking at the February numbers that not all of the February products overshipped. It’s also clear that the overshipping was at a level way more important than +10% for some titles. The reason is that, for titles that are ordered in very few quantities by stores, this +10% overshipping can become a +100% overshipping. Only one copy ordered= one free copy received. If you ordered less than 10 copies of a title, you would still receive one free copy.

Now, which titles would be ordered by less than 10 copies, or even only at a one copy level? Well, a lot of the new launches on C list or new characters. The one coming to mind is Mosaic, not at all the amazing success I sold you in this column in the last two months. What’s Marvel startegy in this? First, the most obvious one, printing at a certain level of quantity is sometimes as expensive than printing less copies. But IO would bet that Marvel has amazing low printing costs, no matter what. A second mean reason would be to trick people into believing a title is selling well: that’s simply too stupid to be true, and the illusion would fade away very quickly. Some of you probably thought about that, be frank! :p No, the main real reason to overship is to have some of your new daring launches on the racks. Retailers are litteraly overflowed with new #1s. On new series starring for the first time what were C-list characters, with a creative team unknown to most fans, it can be very difficult for retailers to take the risk to have it on the shelves, or only in the hope that those crazy people completely obsessed by variant covers would pick up a copy. With this strategy, Marvel forces the shops to have some copies on the shelves, and not only pre-ordered by customers copies that will never be available for other customers. Seeing the numbers after the overshipping, it’s not working. Many of those difficult new launches are already below 10,000, even sometimes close to 5,000, which is mind-blowing.

Reminder: those sales are estimates, sales to comics shops situed 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.


 
MS MARVEL TPB VOL.6: 3,500

No floppy issue of Ms Marvel this month but her first TPB is still selling, cracking 45K only trought Diamond. It’s more difficult to make people pick up the remainign volumes after that.

1- DARTH MAUL ($5)
  
02/17 Darth Maul  #1  -  105,177

That’s a weak debut for a Star Wars ongoing. I was expecting more crazyness from retailers on this one. Well, it seems that not everybody can be Darth Vader, soon coming back with a relaunch, as I predicted it months ago!

 

8- 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  -	   151,221  (-  5.5%)   
09/15 Star Wars #9  -	   135,817  (-10.2%)
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%)
09/16 Star Wars#23-	    82,570   (-  3.0%)
10/16 Star Wars#24-       78,160   (-  5.3%)
11/16 Star Wars#25-       75,234   (-  3.7%)
12/16 Star Wars#26-     104,563  (+39.0%)
01/17 Star Wars#27-	     72,331 (- 30.8%)
02/17 Star Wars#28-	     74,002  (+ 2.3%)


Since issue #2: -65.1%
STAR WARS TPB VOL.1: 39,982    [+1,184]
Average +%TPB sales issues 1-6: +22.7%
STAR WARS TPB VOL.2:  11,678   [+306]
Average +% TPB Sales issues #7-12: +8.6%
STAR WARS TOP VOL.3: 6,689  
Average +% TPB Sales issues #13-19 : +6.1%
 
STAR WARS TPB VOL.4: 4,907
Average +% TPB Sales issues #20-25: +5.8%

[+562]

Back to business as usual. TPB Vol. 4 went out and is doing perfectly OK, even if with a weaker first month than the previous volumes, which is perfectly normal. Vol. 1 is still selling nice quantities every month.

13- 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   (+42.6%)        
08/16 Amazing Spider-Man#16 -  185,342  (+98.1%)
08/16 Amazing Spider-Man#17 -   74,869   (-59.6%)
09/16 Amazing Spider-Man#18 -   71,159   (-  5.0%)
10/16 Amazing Spider-Man#19 -   73,215   (+ 2.9%)
10/16 Amazing Spider-Man#20 -   67,530   (-  7.8%)  (CC)
11/16 Amazing Spider-Man#21 -   63,052   (-  6.4%)  (CC)
12/16 Amazing Spider-Man#22 -   63,359   (+ 0.5%)  (CC)
01/17 Amazing Spider-Man#23 -   73,773   (+16.4%) (CC)
02/17 Amazing Spider-Man#24-    61,953   (-16.0%) (CC)

Since #2: -44.3%

If we count that +10% redorders are indeed part of those results, that’s quite disapointing that Amazing is reaching is lowest point during what is supposed to be a big event. The surge for issue #23 is probably to Gwen Stacy coming back.1113

16- 20--IVX 

11/16  Inhumans vs X-Men #0 -    84,161   
12/16  Inhumans vs X-Men #1 -  167,703 (+99.3%)
01/17  Inhumans vs X-Men #2 -    62,723  (-62.6%)
01/17  Inhumans vs X-Men #3 -    61,638  (-  1.0%)
02/17  Inhumans vs X-Men #4 -    56,969  (-  7.6%)
02/17  Inhumans vs X-Men #5 -    53,348  (-  6.4%)

Those numbers are a little steep.

24- CLONE CONSPIRACY LTD 

10/16  Clone Conspiracy Ltd  #1  -  90,285
11/16  Clone Conspiracy Ltd  #2  -  58,921  (-34.7%)
12/16  Clone Conspiracy Ltd  #3  -  56,117  (-  3.7%)
01/17  Clone Conspiracy Ltd  #4  -  54,947  (-  2.1%)
02/17  Clone Conspiracy Ltd  #5  -  48,780  (-11.2%)

Issue #5, according to the sollicitations, was supposed to be THE issue Spider-fans will talk about for years to come. Apparently, this plan failed.

28- UNWORTHY THOR

11/16  Unworthy Thor# 1 -  70,424  
12/16  Unworthy Thor# 2 -  50,584  (-28.1%) 
01/17  Unworthy Thor #3 -  52,938  (+  4.7%)
02/17  Unworthy Thor #4 -  46,006  (-13.1%)

As always, Olivier Coipel delivers an amazing redesign. I would hire him as an artistic director in a jiff to pump up some tired struglling super-heros franchises like the Red Circle or Gold Key superheroes.

30- ELEKTRA
  
02/17  Elektra   #1 -  44,310

Elektra discovered that all her troubles to keep an ongoing title alive actually came from her bad breath. So now she’s hiding her mouth. With a weak debut like that, inflated by overshipping, the following months should not be easy for her.

33-STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA LTD

12/16  SW Dr Aphra Ltd #1 of   -   99,067
12/16  SW Dr Aphra Ltd #2 of   -   61,417  (-38.0%)
01/17  SW Dr Aphra Ltd #3 of   -   48,592  (-20.9%)
02/17  SW Dr Aphra Ltd #4 of   -   43,475  (-10.5%)

Slowing down. At least, that’s it.

34- 49- MONSTER UNLEASHED LTD ($5)
  
01/17  Monsters Unleashed Ltd  #1 -  74,107
02/17  Monsters Unleashed Ltd  #2  -  43,355  (-41.5%)
02/17  Monsters Unleashed Ltd  #3  -  38,205  (-11.9%)

This event seems quite attracting, seemingly not having to relay on convulated storylines and out-of-character behavior to explain its leitmotiv. It’s just a good old invasion of Godzilla-like monsters, taken from the good old days of Marvel/Timely. As good an occasion than another to remind you that Season 3 of Kajumax, the chef d’oeuvre from Zander Cannon at Oni, is in the works.

40- STAR WARS POE DAMERON

04/16-  SW Poe Dameron  #1  -  175,322    
05/16   SW Poe Dameron  #2  -    68,922   (-60.7%)
06/16   SW Poe Dameron  #3  -    60,889   (-11.7%)
07/16   SW Poe Dameron  #4  -    57,712   (-  5.2%)
08/16   SW Poe Dameron  #5  -    52,281   (-  9.4%)
09/16   SW Poe Dameron  #6  -    50,275   (-  3.8%)
10/16   SW Poe Dameron  #7  -    47,878   (-  4.7%)
11/16   SW Poe Dameron  #8  -    43,034   (- 10.1%)
12/16	SW Poe Dameron  #9  -    38,839   (-  9.7%)
01/17   SW Poe Dameron #10 -    40,091   (+3.2%)
02/17   SW Poe Dameron #11 -    40,235   (+0.4%)

Since issue #2: -41.6%  
POE DAMERON TPB VOL.1: 4,621  [+365]
Average +% from issue #1-6 : +7.6% 

With numbers like that, even if the Star Wars titles are not supposed to be part of Marvel current overshipping strategy, the doubt arise. Meanwhile, the first TPB did reappear on its second month of release, but not the third one.

 41- 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%)
09/16  Mighty Thor  #11-    46,434  (+ 1.1%)
10/16  Mighty Thor  #12-    40,326  (-13.2%)
11/16  Mighty Thor  #13-    39,274  (-  2.6%)
12/16  Mighty Thor  #14-    37,624  (-  4.2%)
01/17  Mighty Thor  #15-    47,038  (+25.0%)
02/17  Mighty Thor  #16-    40,175  (-14.6%)

Since issue #2: -42.9%

Issue #15 was the debut of a new arc, about a war beetween Asgard and the Shiar. Taken into account the +10% overshipping, the serie is steady, not gaining any new readers in floppy format.

42- etc...TRUE BELIEVERS ($1)
  
02/17 Wolverine vs Hulk – 39,177
02/17 Wolverine -  19,911
02/17 X-23 – 13,870
02/17 Old Man Logan -  12,155
02/17 Weapon X – 10,803
02/17 Origin – 10,543
02/17 All New Wolverine – 9,352
02/17 Ennemy of the state – 8,338
02/17 Wolverine save Tiger – 8,167
02/17 Wolverine X-Men – 7,570

No real lessons to be learned here. I would have expected retailers to have ordered more Old Man Logan than anything else because of the movie, but apparently, the priority was given to the good old reprint of Incredible Hulk 181. Certainly not the kind of comics I would recommand to someone new entering my store and wanting a Logan-related cheap product. Did Marvel gave away some of those?

44-  45- 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%)
09/16 Old Man Logan #11 -    47,248  (-  9.4%)
10/16 Old Man Logan #12 -    45,384  (-  3.5%)
11/16 Old Man Logan #13 -    43,609  (-  3.9%)
11/16 Old Man Logan #14 -    42,574  (-  2.4%)
12/16 Old Man Logan #15 -    42,216  (-  0.8%)
01/17 Old Man Logan #16 -	  45,807  (+  8.5%)
02/17  Old Man Logan #17-    38,851  (- 15.2%)
02/17  Old Man Logan #18-    38,679  (-  0.4%)

Since issue #2: -39.5%
OLD MAN LOGAN VOL.1 : 7,623  [+499]
Average +% TPB Sales issues #1-4: +12.9%

OLD MAN LOGAN VOL.2 : 5,609 [+945]
Average +% TPB Sales issues #5-8: +10.1%

 
OLD MAN LOGAN TPB VOL.3: 3,614  [+593]
Average +% TPB Sales issues #9-13: +7.6%

Overshipping affects issue #16 numbers. But it clearly fell over the 40K 30-40K is the new 40-50K! TPB vol. 3 is out and is performing quite well, as the previous volumes keep reapparing every month. Old Man Logan is a juggernaut in TPB format!

46- 64- 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)
08/16  Deadpool #16-    55,577  (-18.1%)  (CV2)
08/16  Deadpool #17-    57,681  (+  3.8%) (CV2)
09/16  Deadpool #18-    59,027  (+  2.3%) (CV2)
09/16  Deadpool #19-    47,948  (- 18.8%)
10/16  Deadpool #20-    46,109  (-  3.8%)
10/16  Deadpool #21-    51,351 (+11.4%)
11/16  Deadpool #22-    38,630  (-24.8%)
12/16  Deadpool #23-    39.183  (+ 1.4%)
01/17  Deadpool #24-	    40,064  (+ 2.2%)
01/17  Deadpool #25-     42,476  (+6.0%)
02/17  Deadpool #26-     38,560  (- 9.2%)
02/17  Deadpool #27-	     32,836 (-14.8%)

Since issue#2 : - 64.3%

everything is going south as Deadpool go in 6 months from more than 50K to 30K. It has double shipped like crazy since its relaunch.

 47- VENOM

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)
09/16  Venom Spaceknight #12 -  16,193  (-  7.7%)   (CV2)
10/16  Venom Spaceknight #13 -  14,577  (-10.0%)

11/16 Venom # 1 -  90,138
12/16 Venom # 2 -  38,043  (-57.9%)
01/17 Venom # 3 -  55,255  (+45.2%)
02/17 Venom # 4 -  38,337  (-30.6%)

Since issue #2: +0.8%

We’ll soon see if the over-the-top overshipping on issue#3 will pay out. Don’t hold your breath.

48- SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL

01/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #1  -  180,891                             
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%)
09/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #9  -    65,502   (-  5.8%)
10/16  Spider-Man Deadpool #10 -    52,468   (-19.9%)
11/16  Spider-Man Deadpool #11 -    51,278   (-  2.3%)
12/16  Spider-Man Deadpool #12 -    43,937    (-14.3%)
01/17  Spider-Man Deadpool #13 -    46,934    (+ 6.8%)
01/17  Spider-Man Deadpool #1.MU ($5) – 45,566  (-2.9%)
02/17  Spider-Man Deadpool #14 -	 38,307  (-15.9%)

Since issue #2: -52.4%
SPIDERMAN DEADPOOL TOP VOL.1: 11,720   [+1,254]
Average +% TPB Sales issues #1-5 : +15.4%

Another successful title who’s almost jumping straight from the 50K to the 30K. That does not leave a lot of titles over 40k…. Spider-Man Deadpool passesd the test: its TPB are selling in Deadpool numbers, which means huge regular sales every month!

51- 87-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%)
09/16 Doctor Strange #11 -   53,718  (+  7.3%)
10/16 Doctor Strange #12 -   72,990  (+35.9%)
10/16 Doctor Strange #13 -   41,290  (-43.4%)
11/16 Doctor Strange #14 -   39,390  (-  4.6%)
12/16 Doctor Strange #15 -   39.549  (+ 0.4%)
01/17 Doctor Strange #16 -   41,426  (+ 4.8%)
02/17 Doctor Strange #17 -   37,686  (-  9.0%) 
02/17 Doctor Strange #1.MU ($5) -  27,212  (-27.8%)

Since issue #2 : -39.2%  
DOCTOR STRANGE TPB VOL.1: 4,468   [+304]
Average +% from issue #1-5 : +7.8% 

I really can’t think of anything more convuleted than this: “Number . Letters” numerotation thingie. How could it be even more tricky? Let’s wait, Marvel will probably found something out (a fraction of letters on a number?)

53- AVENGERS 

11/16  Avengers # 1 -  81,885   
12/16  Avengers # 2 -  64,289  (-21.5%)
01/17  Avengers  #3 -  44,321  (-31.1%)
01/17  Avengers #1.MU -  30,421  (-31.4%)
02/17  Avengers  #4 -  37,383  (+22.9%)

since issue#2:  -41.9%

Welcome to the 30k area. Everybody is waiting for you, even if they weren’t expecting you so soon, seeing that you were one of Marvel flagship titles.

55- 66- 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%)  (CV2)
09/16  Cap America SR #5  -  50,536  (+  2.0%) (CV2)
10/16  Cap America SR #6  -  49,111  (-   2.8%) (CV2)
11/16  Cap America SR #7  -  48,505  (-   1.2%)
12/16  Cap America SR #8  -  38,610  (-20.4%)
01/17  Cap America SR #9  -  42,637  (+10.4%)
01/17  Cap America SR#10-   40,051  (-  6.1%)
02/17  Cap America SR#11-   36,610  (-  8.6%)
02/17  Cap America SR#12-   32,567  (-11.0%)

Since issue#2 : -56.5%
CAP AMERICA TPB VOL.1: 3,542
Average +% from issue #1-6 : +7.0%

The building to Secret Empire doesn’t seem to rally the troups, even if it was not adverstised as such.

56- 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)  
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)
09/16 Invincible Iron Man #13-    48,394   (- 4.3%)  (CV2)
10/16 Invincible Iron Man #14-    43,888   (- 9.3%)  (CV2)

11/16  Invincible Iron Man # 1-    97,713
12/16  Invincible Iron Man # 2-    81,271  (-16.8%)
01/17  Invincible Iron Man # 3-    44,184  (-45.7%)
02/17  Invincible Iron Man  #4-    36,600  (-17.2%)

Since issue#2:  -55.0%

You know the song: 30K, way too soon, and with a 10% overshipping so the reality is worse.

58- KINGPIN
  
02/17  Kingpin  #1 -   36,095

Kingpin is doing less than Elektra!Weak debut, it’s gonna be in trouble very soon.

59-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%)
09/16   Black Panther   #6  -    58,746 (- 29.9%)
10/16   Black Panther   #7  -    60,857 (+  3.6%)
11/16   Black Panther   #8  -    43,451 (-  28.6%)
12/16	Black Panther   #9  -    39,123 (-  10.0%)
01/17   Black Panther  #10 -	 38,741  (-  1.0%)
02/17   Black Panther  #11 -   35,492  (-  8.4%)

Since issue #2: -65.4%

Not the smashing hit it was said to be.

60- 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%)
09/16  Uncanny X-Men #12-     42,748  (-  0.1%)
09/16  Uncanny X-Men #13-     39,825  (-  6.8%)
10/16  Uncanny X-Men #14-     38,685  (-  2.9%)
11/16  Uncanny X-Men #15-     36,946  (-  4.5%)
12/16  Uncanny X-Men #16-     37,234  (+ 0.8%)   (IVX)
01/17  Uncanny X-Men #17-     41,231  (+11.0%)  (IVX)
02/17  Uncanny X-Men #18-     34,948  (-15.2%)   (IVX)

Since issue #2: -37.4%

The illusion of steadiness, hiding behind over shipping and the IVX tag.

61- 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%) (CV2)
08/16  Spider-Man  #7  -  47,678  (-  9.6%)  (CV2)
09/16  Spider-Man  #8  -  44,745  (-  6.2%)  (CV2)
10/16 ---
11/16  Spider-Man  #9  -  39,701  (-11.3%)
12/16  Spider-Man #10 -  40,006   (+0.8%)
12/16  Spider-Man #11 -  35,865   (-10.4%)
01/17  Spider-Man #12 -  47,517  (+32.5%)
02/17  Spider-Man #13 -  34,195  (-28.0%)

Since issue #2: -43.6%             

Issue #12 was the kissing issue, beetwen Miles and Gwen, overshipping.

62- BULLSEYE ($5)
  
02/17  Bullseye  # 1 -  33,511

Launching three Daredevil related ongoing series (Elektra, Kingpin and Bullseye) at the same time was probably as crazy as launching 3 Mercs for Money related ongoing this last trimester (Slapstick, Foolkiller and Solo)

68- 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%)    (Apocalypse Wars)
08/16  Extraordinary X-Men  #13-   45,037  (-  7.3%)
09/16  Extraordinary X-Men  #14-   39,265  (-12.8%)
10/16  Extraordinary X-Men  #15-   36,941  (-  5.9%)
11/16  Extraordinary X-Men  #16-   34,630  (-  6.3%)
12/16  Extraordinary X-Men  #17-   35,276  (+ 1.9%)
01/17  Extraordinary X-Men  #18-   38,052  (+ 7.9%)  (IVX)
02/17  Extraordinary X-Men  #19-   32,328  (-15.0%)  (IVX)

Since issue #2 : -50.0%

Lowest level. Either it would be worse whithout the IVX tag, either people are really fed up with all those tie-ins.

67- THANOS

11/16   Thanos # 1 -  54,768   
12/16	Thanos # 2 -  35,187  (-35.8%)
01/17	Thanos # 3 -  36,643  (+  4.1%)
02/17   Thanos # 4 -  32,032  (-12.6%)

Since issue #2: -9.0%

It’s gonna be the last time Thanos will see the 30K.

 

70- 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%)
09/16  Daredevil #11-  39,135  (-   4.0%)
10/16  Daredevil #12-  34,297  (-12.4%)
11/16  Daredevil #13-  33,910  (-  1.1%)
12/16  Daredevil #14-  30,781  (-  9.2%)
01/17  Daredevil #15-  36,014  (+17.0%)
01/17  Daredevil #16-  33,152  (-  7.9%)
02/17  Daredevil #17-  31,794  (-  4.1%)

Since issue #2 : - 36.1%

Minus the overshipping, it has probably fell over the 30K by now.

71-AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS (

11/16  ASM Renew your vows # 1 -  96,111 
12/16  ASM Renew your vows # 2 -  43,128  (-55.1%)
01/17  ASM Renew your vows # 3 -  41,167  (-  4.5%)
02/17  ASM Renew your vows # 4 -  31,750  (-22.9%)

Since issue #2: -26.4%

This looks like a X-Men ’92 case: the outstanding sales of its SW mini doest not repeat itself for the ongoing.

73- 103- CHAMPIONS 

10/16  Champions  #1  -    334,937    
11/16  Champions  #2  -       49,733  (-85.2%)
12/16  Champions  #3  -       47,481  (-  4.5%)
01/17  Champions  #4  -       34,969  (-26.4%)
02/17  Champions  #5  -       31,344  (-10.4%)
02/17  Champions #1.MU ($5) -  20,999  (-33.0%)

Since issue #2: - 57.8%

Will be below 30K with its #6 issue. The whole hierarchy of sales level has been changed at Marvel this last year: 20K to 29K is no longer a danger zone, but the standart OK zone.

 

74- 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)
09/16 Guardians of Galaxy #12-     32,373  (-  7.3%)  (CV2)
10/16 Guardians of Galaxy #13-     29,845  (-  7.8%)  (CV2)
11/16 Guardians of Galaxy #14-     28,405  (-  4.8%)
12/16 Guardians of Galaxy #15-     63,338  (+123.0%)
01/17 Guardians of Galaxy #16-     32,890  (-48.1%)
02/17 Guardians of Galaxy #17-     31,093  (- 5.5%)

Since issue #2 : -39.8%.

Thnak God it is starring Angela because I had absolutly nothing to say about it.< p>

 

75-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%) (CV2)
09/16 Uncanny Avengers #14-   34,996   (-  7.7%) (CV2)
10/16 Uncanny Avengers #15-   38,058  (+  8.7%)
11/16 Uncanny Avengers #16-   32,854   (-13.7%)   (CV2)
12/16 Uncanny Avengers #17-   31,025   (-  5.6%)
12/16 Uncanny Avengers #18-   30,062   (-  3.1%)
01/17 Uncanny Avengers #19-   33,957  (+13.0%)
02/17 Uncanny Avengers #20-   31,089  (-  8.5%)

Since issue #2 : -  43.5%

Next month, 30K will be the new Heaven.

78- 96- 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%)
09/16 All New X-Men #13-  34,687  (-11.7%)
10/16 All New X-Men #14-  32,629  (-  5.9%)
11/16 All New X-Men #15-  31,668  (-  2.9%)
12/16 All New X-Men #16-  29,701  (-  6.2%)
01/17 All New X-Men #17-  34,143  (+15.0%)
02/17 All New X-Men #18-  30,334  (-11.2%)
02/17 All New X-Men #1.MU ($5) – 24,202   (-20.2%)

Since issue #2 : - 56.9%    

Another 1.MU issue with disapointing sales, seeing that Annual, which are more expensive, usually manage to sell closer to their main title.

79- INFAMOUS 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%)
09/16  International Iron Man  #7  -   25,496  (-10.0%)  (CV2)

10/16  Infamous Iron Man  #1 -  73,735
11/16  Infamous Iron Man  #2  - 40,225  (-45.4%)
12/16  Infamous Iron Man  #3  - 40,546  (+ 0.8%)
01/17  Infamous Iron Man  #4  - 36,373  (-10.3%)
02/17  Infamous Iron Man  #5  - 29,685  (-18.4%)

Since issue #2: -26.2%

At the same level than before. Should it be rerelaunch? < p>

 80- ALL NEW WOLVERINE

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%) (CV2)
07/16  AN Wolverine #10-    38,579  (-11.4%)  (CV2)
08/16  AN Wolverine #11-    40,312  (+  4.5%) (CV2)
09/16  AN Wolverine #12-    35,481  (-12.0%)  (CV2)
10/16  AN Wolverine #13-    38,297  (+  7.9%)
11/16  AN Wolverine #14-    35,437   (-  7.5%)
12/16  AN Wolverine #15-    31,796   (-10.2%)
01/17  AN Wolverine #16-    35,128  (+10.5%)
02/17  AN Wolverine #17-    29,255  (-16.7%)

Since issue #2 : -  47.4%

Still telling the Ennemy of The State storyline, but this time with X-23.

81- 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%)
09/16 Spider-Gwen #12-    34,004  (-  6.1%)
10/16 Spider-Gwen #13-    29,346  (-13.7%)
11/16 Spider-Gwen #14-    28,906  (-  1.5%)
12/16 Spider-Gwen #15-    27,898   (-  3.5%)
01/17 Spider-Gwen #16-    34,768  (+24.6%)
02/17 Spider-Gwen #17-    29,255  (-15.9%)

Since issue #2 : - 53.0%
SPIDER-GWEN VOL.0: 11,686   [+316]
Average +% TPB sales issues 1-5: +11.4%
SPIDER-GWEN VOL.1:   6,466    [+319]
Average +% TPB sales issues 1-6: +13.3%
SPIDER-GWEN TPB VOL.2: 2,848
Average +% from issue #9-13 : +7.9%

Like almost all the big sellers at Marvel, it is discovering he 20K zone. Reminder: that’s a huge TPB seller.

83- HULK 

12/16  Hulk #1 -  89,810
01/17  Hulk #2 -  32,585  (-63.7%)
02/17  Hulk #3 -  27,968  (-14.2%)

Since issue #2: -14.2%

Apparently, the trick to drop the “She” prefix from the title didn’t fool anyone.

85- 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%)
09/16  Punisher  #5  -    38,052     (-13.8%)
10/16  Punisher  #6  -    35,344     (-  7.1%)
11/16  ---
12/16  Punisher  #7  -    33,589     (-  5.0%)
01/17  Punisher  #8  -    32,937     (-  1.9%)
02/17  Punisher  #9  -    27,448     (-16.7%)

Since issue #2 : -42.2%
PUNISHER TPB VOL.1: 2,934
Average +% from issue #1-6 : +6.6%

You know the song: 20K zone. This volume is a not a TPB seller, as Vol.1 does not reappear in the TOP 300 after its first month of release.

89- 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%)
09/16   Moon Knight  #6  -  41,884  (+10.4%)
10/16   Moon Knight  #7  -  33,866  (-19.1%)
11/16   Moon Knight  #8  -  32,562  (-  3.9%)
12/16   Moon Knight  #9  -  29,205  (-10.3%)
01/17  Moon Knight #10  -  33,395  (+14.3%)
02/17  Moon Knight #11  -  26,467   (-20.7%)

Since issue #2: -35.7%
MOON KNIGHTVOL.1:   6,336  [+725]
Average +% TPB sales issues 1-5: +15.5%

Tpb Sales will perhaps make the difference for this volume of Moon Knight, as Vol.1 keep reappearing after its first month of release.

93- JESSICA JONES

10/16  Jessica Jones  #1  -    74,291
11/16  Jessica Jones  #2  -    36,893  (-50.3%)
12/16  Jessica Jones  #3  -    38,601  (+ 4.6%)
01/17  Jessica Jones  #4  -    32,252  (-16.4%)
02/17  Jessica Jones  #5  -    25,769  (-20.1%)

Since issue #2: -30.2%

Even if the trend is ugly, it is still quite high for such a title.

97- MIGHTY 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)
09/16  Captain Marvel  #9  -  24,753  (+ 7.5%)   (CV2)
10/16 ---
11/16  Captain Marvel #10 -  19,893  (-19.6%)
12/16  Mighty Captain Marvel #0 -  53,263
01/17  Mighty Captain Marvel #1 -  48,519  (-8.9%)
02/17  Mighty Captain Marvel #2 -  24,172  (-50.2%)

CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL.1 : 2,409
Average +% TPB Sales issues #1-4: +8.5%
 
CAPTAIN MARVEL TPB VOL.2: 1,621
Average +% TPB Sales issues #6-10: +6.8%

Already at the same level than before it relaunched. Performance is the word you’re searching for! Meanwhile, the TPBs are not tanking but not doing very well neither.

68- AVENGERS 1.

11/16  Avengers # 1.1 -  41,258  
12/16  Avengers # 2.1 -  37.746  (- 8.5%)
01/17  Avengers # 3.1 -  29,833  (-20.1%)
02/17  Avengers # 4.1 -  22,810  (-23.5%)

When not make a1.MU issue of this one? It would be Avengers #1.1.MU. Easy!

 102- 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)
09/16  Ultimates #11-  26,030   (-  3.0%)  (CV2)
10/16  Ultimates #12-  23,871   (-  8.3%)  (CV2)  END

11/16  Ultimates 2  # 1-  34,646
12/16  Ultimates 2  # 2-  23,844  (-31.2%)
01/17  Ultimates 2   #3-  24,369  (+2.2%)
02/17  Ultimates 2   #4-  21,235  (-12.9%)

Since issue #2: -10.9%

Instead of relaunching every serie every 12 issue sor less, why won’t Marvel use the L.E.G.I.O.N. title trick, adding the year to the title, for example Ultimates ’17. That would really help. Because, with all the variants, good luck into finding back issues you want several months later.

 104- 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%)
09/16  Deadpool Mercs for Money  #3 -  30,078  (-17.8%)
10/16  Deadpool Mercs for Money  #4 -  29,881  (-  0.6%)
11/16  Deadpool Mercs for Money  #5 -  26,591  (- 11.0%)
12/16  Deadpool Mercs for Money  #6 -  23,264  (- 12.5%)
01/17  Deadpool Mercs for Money  #7 -  24,632  (+  5.9%)
02/17  Deadpool Mercs for Money  #8 -  20,745  (- 15.8%)

Since issue #2 : -43.3%

Money won’t come out of this one.

105-  116-DEADPOOL THE DUCK LTD
  
01/17  Deadpool The Duck Ltd  #1 -  74,107
01/17  Deadpool The Duck Ltd  #2 -  27,085  (-63.5%)
02/17  Deadpool The Duck Ltd  #3 -  20,519  (-24.2%)
02/17  Deadpool The Duck Ltd  #4 -  18,682  (-  9.0%)

107- HAWKEYE 

03/15  All New Hawkeye #1  -  66,608
04/15  All New Hawkeye #2  -  42,730  (-35.8%)
05/15  All New Hawkeye #3  -  38,087  (-10.9%)
06/15  ---
07/15  All New Hawkeye #4  -  31,661  (-16.9%)
08/15  ---
09/15	All New Hawkeye #5  - 31,141  (-  1.6%)
10/15  ---
11/15  All New Hawkeye  #1  -  68,933
12/15  All New Hawkeye  #2  -  35,363  (-48.7%)
01/16  All New Hawkeye  #3  -  26,913  (-23.9%)
02/16  All New Hawkeye  #4  -  24,903   (- 7.5%)
03/16  All New Hawkeye  #5  -  24,779   (- 0.5%)
04/16  All New Hawkeye  #6  -  21,209  (-14.4%)
05/16 ---
06/16 ---
07/16 ---
08/16 ---
09/16 ---
10/16 ---
11/16 ---
12/16  Hawkeye #1 -  70,884
01/17  Hawkeye #2 -  27,049  (-61.8%)
02/17  Hawkeye #3 -  20,089  (-25.7%)

VOL.1:  47,268 
VOL.2:  25,657
VOL.3:  13,536
VOL.4:   8,814
VOL.5:   4,109 
VOL.6:   2,583 

Already the weakest volume of Hawkeye. Aim! The TPB sales have been dead for the last two months.

 109- 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)
09/16  Ms Marvel #11-  27,278  (-  7.2%)  (CV2)
10/16  Ms Marvel #12-  28,348  (+ 3.9%)
11/16  Ms Marvel #13-  23,621  (-16.7%)
12/16 ---
01/17  Ms Marvel #14-  24,006  (+1.6%)
02/17  Ms Marvel #15-  19,870  (-17.2%)

Since issue #2 : -57.4 %
VOL.1 :  46,149   [+945]
VOL.2 : 18,698
VOL.3 :  11,282
VOL.4 :   6,642
VOL.5 :    5,200
VOL.6:     3,500
HC vol.1 : 1,942
HC vol.2 : 2,653

I would never have guess this one would fall over the 20K so early. Floppies will soon be for dinosaurs only. Meanwhile, Vol.1 is still selling lmike crazy but the loss beetween volumes is quite graping.

111- US AVENGERS
  
01/17  US Avengers   #1 -  110,729
01/17  US Avengers   #2 -    29,523  (-73.3%)
02/17  US Avengers   #3 -    19,476  (-33.4%)

at $4 a copy, if not more with variants, I wouldn’t want to be a retailer having to sell all those US Avengers #1 issues left whithout a home.

112-DR STRANGE SORCERERS SUPREME

10/16  Dr Strange Sorcerers Supreme  #1  -    149,710  
11/16  Dr Strange Sorcerers Supreme  #2  -      29,349  (-80.4%)
12/16  Dr Strange Sorcerers Supreme  #3  -      25,054  (-14.6%)
01/17  Dr Strange Sorcerers Supreme  #4  - 	    26,098  (+ 4.1%)
02/17  Dr Strange Sorcerers Supreme  #5 -       19,402  (-25.7%)

Since issue#2: -33.9%

Not in danger yet but will soon be. We can assume 15K is the new 20K, when the cancellation of a title is decided if not aimed at younger readers or not performing well in trades.

 

114- 119- 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)     
07/16 ---
08/16 Uncanny Inhumans #12 -  31,357   (-10.5%) (CV2)
09/16 Uncanny Inhumans #13 -  25,737   (-17.9%) (CV2)
10/16 Uncanny Inhumans #14 -  24,781   (-  3.7%) (CV2)
11/16 Uncanny Inhumans #15 -  23,798   (-  4.0%)
11/16 Uncanny Inhumans #16 -  20,318   (-14.6%)
12/16 Uncanny Inhumans #17 -  18,964   (-  6.7%)
01/17 Uncanny Inhumans #18 -  23,407  (+23.4%)
02/17 Uncanny Inhumans #19 -  19,341   (-17.4%)
02/17  Uncanny Inhumans #1.MU  ($5) – 18,159  (-6.1%)

Since issue #2 : - 54.1%

Actually, that’s quite good for the 1.MU issue, very close to its parent.

115-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%)
09/16  Nova #11 - 14,341  (-  2.9%)
10/16 ---
11/16 ---
12/16  Nova  #1 -  58,393
01/17  Nova  #2 -  23,098  (-60.4%)
02/17  Nova  #3 -  19,265  (-16.6%)

They should have called it NOVAS. Or will one bite the dust?

117- 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%)
09/16 ---
10/16   Black Widow  #7  -  26,202  (+  8.7%)
11/16   Black Widow  #8  -  20,947  (-  20.1%)
12/16   Black Widow  #9  -  20,036  (-   4.3%)
01/17   Black Widow #10 -  22,110  (+10.3%)
02/17   Black Widow #11 -  18,279  (-17.3%)

Since issue #2: -46.9%

Managing to hover above the cancellation zone. Everybody was probably expecting better sales results from this prestigious artistic duo.

120- TOTALLY AWESOME HULK 

12/15 Totally Awesome Hulk  #1 -  74,471    
01/16 Totally Awesome Hulk  #2 -  39,469  (-47.0%)
02/16 Totally Awesome Hulk  #3 -  35,709  ( - 9.5%)
03/16 Totally Awesome Hulk  #4 -  35,285  ( - 1.2%)
04/16 Totally Awesome Hulk  #5 -  31,165  (- 11.7%)
05/16 Totally Awesome Hulk  #6 -  26,775  (- 14.1%)
06/16 Totally Awesome Hulk  #7 -  30,808  (+15.1%)  (CV2)
07/16 Totally Awesome Hulk  #8 -  27,522   (-  9.2%)  (CV2)
07/16 Totally Awesome Hulk  #9 -  26,936   (-  2.1%)  (CV2)
08/16 ---
09/16 Totally Awesome Hulk #10 - 26,193  (-  2.8%)  (CV2)
10/16 Totally Awesome Hulk #11 - 26,259  (+ 1.3%) (CV2)
11/16 Totally Awesome Hulk #12 - 22,448  (-14.5%)
12/16 Totally Awesome Hulk #13 - 22,207  (-  1.1%)
01/17 Totally Awesome Hulk #14 -  22,847 (+  2.9%)
01/17 Totally Awesome Hulk #15 -  23,623 (+  3.4%)
02/17 Totally Awesome Hulk #16 -  18,136  (-23.2%)

Since issue #2: - 54.1%

The Hulk franchise is at his lowest, with this and (She) Hulk results. Marvel should perhaps kill its main character to boost itds popularity. What, they already did? And that’s the result? Boy, they are in trouble…

 

121- 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%) (CV2)
07/16 CA S. Wilson #11 - 29,145  (-  8.2%)  (CV2)
08/16 CA S. Wilson #12 - 30,479  (+ 4.6%)  (CV2)
09/16 CA S. Wilson #13 - 28,158  (-  7.6%)  (CV2)
10/16 CA S. Wilson #14 - 27,702  (-  1.6%)
11/16 CA S. Wilson #15 - 22,006  (-20.6%)   
12/16 CA S. Wilson #16 - 21,229  (-  3.5%)
01/17 CA S. Wilson #17 – 22,852  (+  7.6%)
01/17 CA S. Wilson #18 – 21,848  (-  4.4%)
02/17 CA S. Wilson #19 -  18,105 (-17.1%)

Since issue #2 : -55.0%

The arc is called “the end of the line”. Don’t say you weren’t warned….

123- DR STRANGE PUNISHER MAGIC BULLETS LTD ($5)

12/16  Dr Strange/Punisher Magic Bullets Ltd #1  -    31,307
01/17  Dr Strange/Punisher Magic Bullets Ltd #2  -    26,351  (-15.8%)
02/17  Dr Strange/Punisher Magic Bullets Ltd #3 -     17,981  (-31.8%)

The overshipping magic didn”t work at the end.

124- 128-  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%)
09/16   Gwenpool  #6  -     25,890    (-14.4%)
10/16   Gwenpool  #7  -     34,365   (+32.7%)
11/16   Gwenpool  #8  -     24,395   (- 29.0%)
12/16   Gwenpool  #9  -     20,031    (-17.9%)
01/17   Gwenpool #10 -     21,653   (+  8.1%)
02/17   Gwenpool #11 -     17,975    (-17.0%)
02/17   Gwenpool #12 -     17,080   (-  5.0%)

Since issue #2: -55.2%
GWENPOOL VOL.1:   5,310   
Average +% TPB sales issues 0-4: +13.9%

Gwenpool, Duckpool. Who’s next? Hulkpool? Starkpool?

126- BLACK PANTHER WORLD OF WAKANDA 

11/16  BP World of Wakanda #  1 -  57,073  
12/16  BP World of Wakanda #  2 -  45,009  (-21.1%)
01/17  BP World of Wakanda #  3 -  25,248  (-43.9%)
02/17  BP World of Wakanda #  4 – 17,454  (-30.8%)

Since issue #2: -61.2%

Disastrous results.

 

129- KARNAK 

10/15 Karnak  #1 -  63,672
11/15 ---
12/15 ---
01/16 ---
02/16 Karnak  #2 -  26,796  (-57.9%)
03/16 ---
04/16 Karnak  #3 -  26,670  (-  0.5%)
05/16 Karnak  #4 -  23,748  (-11.0%)
06/16 ---
07/16 ---
08/16 ---
09/16 Karnak  #5 -  19,126  (-19.5%)
10/16 ---
11/16 ---
12/16 ---
01/17 ---
02/17 Karnak  #6 – 17,004  (-11.1%)

Since issue #2:  -36.5%

Its weakness: its schedule!

 

132- 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)
09/16 Spider-Man 2099 #15-  21,362   (- 2.5%)  (CV2)
10/16 Spider-Man 2099 #16-  20,671   (- 3.2%)  (CV2)
11/16 Spider-Man 2099 #17-  19,271   (- 6.8%)
12/16 Spider-Man 2099 #18-  18,053   (- 6.3%)
01/17 Spider-Man 2099 #19-  20,262  (+12.2%)
02/17 Spider-Man 2099 #20-  16,690  (- 17.6%)

Since issue #2: -59.0%

Spider-Man VS The Fist. Don’t make the joke, just don’t.

 134- 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%)
09/16  Silk #12-  20,804  (-  4.7%)
10/16  Silk #13-  18,619  (-10.5%)
11/16  Silk #14-  18,987  (+ 2.0%)  (CC)
12/16  Silk #15-  18,112  (-  4.6%)  (CC)
01/17  Silk #16-  20,672  (+14.1%)  (CC)
02/17  Silk #17-  16,610  (-19.6%)  (CC)

Since issue #2 : -56.7%

The conspiracy of Disapointing Sales tie-in is still on.

135- UNSTOPPABLE WASP 
  
01/17  Unstoppable Wasp  # 1 -  37,415
02/17  Unstoppable Wasp  # 2 -  16,292   (-56.5%)

Using Unstoppable in the title was asking for it.

140- ROCKET RACCOON

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%)  (CV2)
09/16  Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #9  -  17,522  (-15.1%)  (CV2)
09/16  Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #10-  16,505  (-  5.8%)  (CV2)
10/16 ---
11/16 ---
12/16  Rocket Raccoon  # 1 -  59,305
01/17  Rocket Raccoon  # 2 -  22,113  (-62.7%)
02/17  Rocket Raccoon  # 3 – 15,791  (-28.6%)

Already at its lowest level so far.

144- GAMORA

12/16  Gamora #1 -  65,032
01/17  Gamora #2 -  24,902   (-61.7%)
02/17  Gamora #3 -  15,457   (-37.9%)

Is there room enough for two ongoings on green female characters?

145- GHOST RIDER 

11/16  Ghost Rider  # 1 -  57,843  
12/16  Ghost Rider  # 2 -  37,221  (-35.7%)
01/17  Ghost Rider  # 3 -  22,197  (-40,4%)
02/17  Ghost Rider  # 4 – 15,339   (-30.9%)

Since issue #2: -58.8%

It’s not a sales pattern, it’s an apocalypse pattern!

149- STAR-LORD

07/14  Star Lord #1 – 78,501
08/14  Star Lord #2 – 37,109 (-52.7%)
09/14  Star Lord #3 – 32,918 (-11.3%)
10/14  Star Lord #4 – 37,123 ( 12.8%)
11/14  Star Lord #5 – 36,905 ( -0.6%)
12/14  Star Lord #6 – 32,863 (-11.0%)
01/15  Star Lord #7 – 28,174 (-14.3%)
01/15  Star Lord #8 – 25,227 (-10.5%)
02/15  Star Lord #9 – 38,655 (+53.2%)   B. Vortex
03/15  Star Lord#10 – 40,836 (+ 4.5%)   B. Vortex
04/15  Star Lord#11 – 41,325 (+ 1.2%)   B. Vortex
05/15  Star Lord#12 – 25,580 (-38.1%)
---
07/15  Star-Lord & Kitty Pride Ltd #1 -  44,760 
08/15  Star-Lord & Kitty Pride Ltd #2 -  32,578  (-27.2%)
09/15  Star-Lord & Kitty Pride Ltd #3 -  31,012  (-  4.8%)

11/15	Star-Lord  #1 - 47,104   
12/15  Star-Lord  #2  - 26,348 (-44.1%)
01/16  Star-Lord  #3  - 22,698 (-13.9%)
02/16  Star-Lord  #4  - 19,117 (-15.8%)
03/16  Star-Lord  #5  - 17,374   (-9.1%)
04/16  Star-Lord  #6  - 17,653  (+1.6%)
05/16  Star-Lord  #7 -  15,147  (-14.2%)
06/16  Star-Lord  #8 -  16,762  (+10.7%)
07/16 ---
08/16 ---
09/16 ---
10/16 ---
11/16 ---
12/16 Star-Lord #1 -  52,925
01/17 Star-Lord #2 -  20,246  (-61.7%)
02/17 Star-Lord #3 – 15,002  (-25.9%)

Who asked for it? Meanwhile, Alpha Flight still has no ongoing title….

150- 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)
09/16 Power Man and Iron Fist  #8 -   22,189   (-   8.2%)  (CV2)
10/16 Power Man and Iron Fist  #9 -   19,611   (- 11.6%)  (CV2)
11/16 Power Man and Iron Fist #10-   19,934   (+  1.6%)
12/16 Power Man and Iron Fist #11-   17,078   (- 14.3%)
01/17 Power Man and Iron Fist #12-   18,886  (+10.6%)
02/17 Power Man and Iron Fist #13-   14,808   (-21.6%)

Since issue #2: -64.0%

13 is not their lucky number.

159- 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%)
09/16  Thunderbolts  #5  -  18,229  (+ 0.6%)  (CV2)
10/16  Thunderbolts  #6  -  16,258  (-10.8%)
11/16  Thunderbolts  #7  -  17,269  (+  6.2%)
12/16  Thunderbolts  #8  -  14,215  (-17.7%)
01/17  Thunderwolts #9  -  16,178  (+13.8%)
02/17  Thunderbolts #10 -  14,095   (-12.9%)

Since issue#2 : -61.8%

Looking at all the others failing titles, this one doesn’t look that bad, after all.

 163- 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%)  (CV2)
08/16 Spider-Woman #10-   19,251  (-   8.1%)  (CV2)
09/16 Spider-Woman #11-   17,743  (-   7.8%)  (CV2)
10/16 Spider-Woman #12-   16,176  (-   8.8%)
11/16 Spider-Woman #13-   16,386  (+  1.3%)
12/16 Spider-Woman #14-   14,232  (-13.1%)
01/17 Spider-Woman #15-   16,223  (+14.0%)
02/17 Spider-Woman #16-   12,797  (-21.1%)

Since issue #2 : -54.0%

There isn’t room enough for two ongoing titles starring a Jessica.

167- OCCUPY AVENGERS 

11/16  Occupy Avengers # 1 -  38,400
12/16  Occupy Avengers # 2 -  32,974  (-14.1%)
01/17  Occupy Avengers # 3 -  18,499  (-43.9%)
02/17  Occupy Avengers # 4 -  11,965  (-35.7%)

Since issue#2: -63.7%

Will soon occupy the end of the chart.

 

169- 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%)
09/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl #12-  14,379  (+ 3.7%)
10/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl #13-  14,688  (+ 2.1%)
11/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl #14-  12,933  (-11.9%)
12/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl #15-  12,556  (-  2.9%)
01/17 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl #16-  17,569  (+39.9%)
02/17 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl #17-  11,898  (-32.3%)

Since issue #2 : -48.4%
TPB VOL.2: 8,884  
Average +%TPB sales issues 1-4:  +38.5%
TPB VOL.3 : 2,928
Average +%TPB sales issues 5-8: +6.6%
TPB VOL.4: 2,387
Average +%TPB sales issues 1-4: +9.4%

Behaving well.

 176- 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)
09/16  Scarlet Witch #10 -  15,388  (-  9.5%)
10/16  Scarlet Witch #11 -  14,269  (-  7.3%)
11/16  Scarlet Witch #12 -  13,207  (-  7.4%)
12/16  Scarlet Witch #13 -  12,450  (-  5.7%)
01/17  Scarlet Witch #14 -  14,325  (+15.1%)
02/17  Scarlet Witch #15 -  11,326  (-20.9%)
   
Since issue #2: -56.0%
SCARLET WITCH VOL.1 : 2,286
Average +% TPB Sales issues #1-4: +9.6%

Has never stabilised.

186- PROWLER

10/16  Prowler #1  -    37,177                 (CC)
11/16  Prowler #2  -    17,617  (-52.6%) (CC)
12/16  Prowler #3  -    13,399  (-23.9%) (CC)
01/17  Prowler #4  -    14,270  (+  6.5%) (CC)
02/17  Prowler #5  -    10,170  (-28.7%) (CC)

Since issue #2: -42.3%

One of the contestants for worst recent sales pattern

188- GREAT LAKE AVENGERS

10/16  Great Lake Avengers #1  -    40,300
11/16  Great Lake Avengers #2  -    29,273   (-27.4%)
12/16  Great Lake Avengers #3  -    12,923   (-55.9%)
01/17  Great Lake Avengers #4  -    13,763  (+  6.5%)
02/17  Great Lake Avengers #5  -      9,823  (-28.6%)

Since issue #2: -66.4%

Here is another one.

 201- 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%)
09/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #11-    9,765 (-17.7%)
10/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #12-    9,509 (-   2.6%)
11/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #13-  11,113 (+16.9%)
12/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #14-    9,370 (-15.7%) 
01/17  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #15-   10,966(+17.0%)
02/17  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #16-     8,440 (-23.0%)

Since issue #2 : -61.1%
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR VOL.1: 3,747
Average +% TPB Sales issues #1-6: +25.1%
 
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR VOL.2: 1,664
Average +% TPB Sales issues #7-12: +14.0%

Starring Dr Strange, but not its sales.

 215- 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%)
09/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat #10-  11,163  (+ 6.4%)
10/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat #11-  11,902  (+  0.7%)
11/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat #12-    9,181  (-22.8%)
12/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat #13-    8,536  (-  7.0%)
01/17  Patsy Walker Hellcat #14-    9,957  (+16.6%)
02/17  Patsy Walker Hellcat #15-    7,532  (-24.3%)

Since issue #2: -63.9%
PATSY WALKER VOL.1: 1,901
Average +% TPB Sales issues #1-5: +11.5%
 
PATSY WALKER VOL.2: 1,216
Average +% TPB Sales issues #6-11: +10.9%

Will be probably be the first young female-title to go.

219- MOSAIC 

10/16  Mosaic  #1  -    44,354  
11/16  Mosaic  #2  -    31,767  (-28.4%)
12/16  Mosaic  #3  -    31,671  (-  0.3%)
01/17  Mosaic  #4  -    11,003  (-65.3%)
02/17  Mosaic  #5  -      7,313  (-33.5%)

Since issue #2: -77.0%

Recordman so far of the worst fall pourcentage from issue #2.

232- MU GUARDIANS OF GALAXY  II PRELUDE LTD 5($3) 

01/17  MU Guardians of Galaxy Prelude Ltd #1 – 9,654
02/17  MU Guardians of Galaxy Prelude Ltd #2 – 6,702  (-30.6%)

you would have more chance to find a rainbow colored perroquet than finding someone who cares for that title.

234- ENCHANTED TIKI ROOM LTD

10/16  Enchanted Tiki Room #1  -    18,296
11/16  Enchanted Tiki Room #2  -      9,121  (-50.1%)
12/16  Enchanted Tiki Room #3  -      7,176  (-21.3%)
01/17  Enchanted Tiki Room #4  -      7,271  (+1.3%)
02/17  Enchanted Tiki Room  #5 -      6,672  (-8.2%)

See?

237- FOOLKILLER 

11/16  Foolkiller #1 -  28,237
12/16  Foolkiller #2 -  11,423  (-59.5%)
01/17  Foolkiller #3 -  10,234  (-10.4%)
02/17  Follkiller  #4 –   6,573  (-35.8%)

Since issue #2: -42.5%

Someone was follish enough to believe in this.

241- DARK TOWER DRAWING OF THREE SAILOR 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
….
08/16 Dark Tower Drawing of 3 Bitter Medicine Ltd #5 of 5 -  7,156  (-  1.0%)
09/16 ---
10/16 Dark Tower Drawing of Three Sailor Ltd #1 of 5 -  7,910
11/16 Dark Tower Drawing of Three Sailor Ltd #2 of 5 -  7,106  (-10.2%)
12/16 Dark Tower Drawing of Three Sailor Ltd #3 of 5 -  6,789  (-  4.5%)
01/17 Dark Tower Drawing of Three Sailor Ltd #4 of 5 -  6,558   (-3.4%)
02/17 Dark Tower Drawing of Three Sailor Ltd #5 of 5 -  6,471   (-1.3%)

This is what a sane sales pattern looks like.

 245- SLAPSTICK


12/16  Slapstick #1 -  33,088
01/17  Slapstick #2 -  10,813  (-67.3%)
02/17  Slapstick #3 -    6,214  (-42.5%)

Won’t even cover the priting cost soon, even with Marvel outrageous $4 price tag.

278- SOLO

10/16  Solo #1  -    30,589
11/16  Solo #2  -    12,723  (-58.4%)
12/16  Solo #3  -      8,158  (-35.9%)
01/17  Solo #4  -      8,055  (- 1.3%)
02/17  Solo #5  -      4,903  (-39.1%)

Since issue #2: -61.5%

Probably the last time you se eit in the Top300.

Titles who only shipped in January:

66- CIVIL WAR THE OATH LTD ($5)
  
01/17  Civil War The Oath Ltd #1 – 37,024

121- DEADPOOL TOO SOON LTD ($5 

10/16  Deadpool Too Soon Ltd #1 -    36,406
11/16  Deadpool Too Soon Ltd #2 -    24,915  (-31.6%)
12/16  Deadpool Too Soon Ltd #3 -    20,841  (-17.8%)
01/17  Deadpool Too Soon Ltd #4 -    22,768  (+9.2%)

I don’t see how overshipping the last issue of a maini can help to achieve anything.

137- CAGE LTD

10/16  Cage Ltd #1  -    44,178  
11/16  Cage Ltd #2  -    22,647  (-49.5%)
12/16  Cage Ltd #3  -    19,870  (-12.3%)
01/17  Cage Ltd #4  -    18,918  (-  4.8%)

Nice results when you see how every challenging new serie tanked horribly those last few months.

 143- 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%)
09/16  Carnage #12-   19,786  (-  4.5%)
10/16  Carnage #13-   18,611  (-  5.9%)
11/16  Carnage #14-   17,306  (-  7.0%)
12/16  Carnage #15-   16,478  (-  4.8%)
01/17  Carnage #16-   18,517  (+12.4%)

Since issue #2 : -55.5%

Final issue.

 152- SQUADRON SUPREME

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%)   (CV2)
08/16  Squadron Supreme #10-  19,119  (- 19.3%)   (CV2)
09/16  Squadron Supreme #11-  17,842  (-   6.7%)   (CV2)
10/16  Squadron Supreme #12-  16,460  (-   7.7%)   (CV2)
11/16  Squadron Supreme #13-  16,309  (-   0.9%)
12/16  Squadron Supreme #14-  14,432  (- 11.5%)
01/17  Squadron Supreme #15-  16,248  (+12.6%)

Since issue #2 : - 47.8%

Final Issue.

 

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.

43 COMMENTS

  1. That’s a shame about Unstoppable Wasp; it’s a fantastic series so far. OTOH it’s clearly being aimed at getting the trade collections into Scholastic, so like other series (Squirrel Girl, Moon Girl) its sales of individual issues in the Direct Market will have little bearing on its continued existence.

  2. Maybe if they didn’t publish so many books? Like SOLO? Or all of the Guardian of the Galaxy character books. I mean, they need to shore up their titles. Shocking to see how badly their main titles are doing.

  3. It is really shocking to see how bad Marvel is doing and how we really don’t know how bad they are doing because of the overshipping.

    I mean, wow.

  4. I think Marvel needs to seriously trim their line and concentrate on putting out fewer, stronger books. There is so much “noise” in their line. I used to get excited to read their solicitations – now I just find it exhausting. They bloat every one of their franchises to the point where nothing feels special. Does Avengers really need 4+ titles (regular, Uncanny, US, Ultimates, etc)? How about just one really strong Avengers book that feels central to the MU. You don’t even get a chance to miss characters anymore because it feels like every one is appearing every month in some book somewhere. And the ridiculous prices ($4.99? Really?) are just added incentive to stay away.

  5. 1 or 2 X-Men books. 1 Avengers title. 1 Guardians title. 1 Spider-Man title. 1 Deadpool title.

    Unify and simplify, Marvel. If there’s no ‘main’ title, then nothing really counts and you lose the event nerds and collectors as well as confusing the hell out of casual and new readers. I realise you think you’re leaving money on the table but in the long run this current method dilutes each brand to the point that all of them are meaningless.

  6. I don’t mind a plethora of badly performing titles – all it’s hurting is their bottom line. I just wish there were more titles they were doing well. It’d be great to read X-Men, but they’re mostly unreadable. Same for GotG. Thor’s starting to become terrible. Can you believe they’re launching a third Thor title, All-New Ultimate Thor? [email protected]#%!

  7. Regarding Foolkiller : “Someone was follish enough to believe in this.”

    Well someone was also smart enough to believe in one of the funniest and clever Marvel book recently.
    Ditto for the Bullseye mini so far.

    But yeah this is the sales column, I know, quality is not the concern.

  8. RE: Black Widow #10-11

    Xavier writes: “Managing to hover above the cancellation zone.”

    Sadly, no: Black Widow #12 — the final issue — came out today.

  9. “But yeah this is the sales column, I know, quality is not the concern.”

    If your favorite book doesn’t sell, you might want to consider that it does say something about the quality of the work.

    Having a small audience doesn’t always mean something sucks. The “Evil Dead” films have never been more than niche horror flicks but it’s still one of the greatest trilogies in movie history. But just because something strongly appeals to a small audience, it doesn’t necessarily make it superior to something that engages a bigger, more casual group of readers/viewers/listeners.

    Mike

  10. Saw this coming for awhile. Prices too high, gimmicky market manipulation tactics, no-name talent on most of the books and too many books to care about any of it.

    All of this equals diminishing returns…not a matter of “if” but “when”. Looks like “when” is alarmingly close to “now”.

    I can’t believe it’s been almost 13 years since I bought Marvel floppies on the regular. Also can’t see a way back even if Marvel did correct some things.

  11. Paging Grant Morrison – What do you want to write? How much money do you want?
    Paging Warren Ellis – what do you want to write? How much money do you want?
    Paging Josh Whedon – what do you want to write? How much money do you want?
    Paging Alan Moore – please? We will worship a snake god for you. Just write something!

  12. Step one of Marvel’s recovery plan should be implementing a “back to the basics” approach of a shared universe featuring classic versions of their major characters.

    Steve

  13. I remember when Annihilation event happened and it was a moderate hit Marvel rolled out Nova ongoing. A year or so later they did Conquest, it was smaller hit than Annihilation, but still worked and Nova’s sales were somewhat stable so they rolled out another ongoing – GoTG. They did couple more events, but didn’t launch anything new out of them probably due to seeing that market won’t support more of these titles. Then they axed whole thing and eventually relaunched both Nova and GoTG with higher profile creative teams.

    I wish Marvel did more of such slow burn. Now they just keep throwing out multiple spin-offs whenever they feel like there is some potential money that they are leaving on the table. Why release 3 Daredevil spin-offs in same month when main title isn’t doing that great? It is going to tank sales for all 4 titles. Why every GoTG memeber keeps getting new books when market clearly shows that there isn’t demand for them? Because movie is coming up and maybe, maybe, someone will pick up some trade collections. Comic book market where comics aren’t made for comic book readers.

  14. Wow. These numbers are terrible… The over shipping was clearly an attempt to boost flagging sales.

    It really does seem like it’s time for a Marvel Implosion, doesn’t it?

  15. Wow, I knew the sales were bad but I had no idea they’d gotten this bad. That’s insane.
    Marvel really needs to trim the fat and go back to basics, I think.

  16. They need to bring in people who know how to write and draw the characters. The “Do What You Like With Our Characters” Method hasn’t worked. Classic Marvel stories mean something to older fans not because of what happened but how the reader cared about what happened to the characters. One of my main problems before I quit reading Marvel last may was that quippy dialogue is not characterization and not every writer needs to write like Brian Michael Bendis.

  17. Let’s get to the root of the problem. Axel Alonso needs to go. Maybe even Tom Brevoort. Not sure how involved Quesada is these days.

  18. Dire sales.

    Those Secret Empire run up books (Captain America, Falcon, Thunderbolts, Uncanny Avengers are bad sign going into Secret Empire given its controversial nature. Nevertheless, I reckon the event will sadly sell as well as Civil War 2, Axis etc

    but i can see those guardians solo books selling well as trades when the movie comes out.

    If the issue is that Young female audience is only buying trade, why even bother selling floppy?

  19. “If the issue is that Young female audience is only buying trade, why even bother selling floppy?”

    Because sales of ~15K would at least be sufficient to break even on creative costs.

  20. Sad to see such bad sales numbers on Mosiac. One of the few original concepts Marvel’s done in quite some time.

    Agree with the person who praised Bullseye and Foolkiller. The Steve Gerber Foolkiller from the early ’90s was a classic, and am glad this reboot was totally different instead of revisiting the past series. Let them both stand on their own merits.

    Occupy Avengers is a good book, IMO, however it should be called Hawkeye instead. Get rid of that garbage masquerading as a “Hawkeye” title with Kate whats-er-name.

    Adding my voice to the many who think Marvel should trim their line. One character, one book. Marvel is resembling Atlas of the 1950s where they flooded the market with whatever they thought would sell.

    A good solution is this: Remember when DC’s New 52 started? DC did 52 comics every month. Instead of having to do a certain number like that, Marvel should set a “maximum limit” on their # of titles per month. Whatever the number, can’t go over that, but can go under. Kind of keep the line under control. The old “If you can’t get bigger, get better” mindset.

    One more thing that bugs me, tho probably not anyone else: I miss a “trade dress” on Marvel covers. I don’t know it it matters to anyone, but to me, it gives the line a uniform look, but hey, that’s just me.

  21. Methinks they need to “reset” management. Avengers under 40k?! Wow! Heads must roll. As others have mentioned above, go back to basics! Bring back the original characters, in one comic (i.e. not two Dr. Strange comics, not a crapload of Avengers comics, etc.)

    As a sign that they are giving up their idiocy of continuous reboots, go back to the original numbering. i.e. Uncanny X-Men and Avengers at #650 or something like that.

    Marvel is being abandoned in droves – will they learn their lesson?

  22. I know that the prevailing thought is for Marvel to go “back to basics” with its character. And that makes a lot of sense – which is exactly why I think they won’t do it. Given a choice between simplifying the line or grabbing a quick headline, Marvel will take the headline every time. Plus, I doubt they the current group of editors and writers are interested in telling the same kind of action/adventure stories we all grew up reading.

  23. Bob:

    Precisely why the current management needs to go. They are more interested in generating (false) hype and pursuing marketing campaigns over hiring great writers and artists (who can write/draw more than five or six issues in a row) to tell great stories. I the “old” day each book was distinct. Not everyone was an Avenger or an X-Man. Individual titles had subplots and ongoing supporting casts. You did not have to buy multiple titles to get an entire storyline. Books stood out on their own. Obviously we live in different times, with different marketing realities., but the approach of taking your traditional characters off the board and replacing them with new ones does not seem to be working. To sum it up in MHO, Marvel is just throwing s__t on a wall to see what will stick. They have no comprehensive plan for making their books a compelling purchase. Their sole focus on line wide events/crossovers and new number 1 issues is finally huring them where it counts – sales.

  24. “the approach of taking your traditional characters off the board and replacing them with new ones does not seem to be working.”

    This is irrelevant. Sales on Deadpool are down. Sales on the X-books are down. Sales on all DC books are down. It’s the market, stupid.

  25. “This is irrelevant. Sales on Deadpool are down. Sales on the X-books are down. Sales on all DC books are down. It’s the market, stupid.”

    The X-books have been in steady decline creatively for more than ten years, so I am not surprised sales are bad. Deadpool is way overexposed, just as Wolverine was and they killed him off.

  26. “The X-books have been in steady decline creatively for more than ten years, so I am not surprised sales are bad. Deadpool is way overexposed, just as Wolverine was and they killed him off.”

    Yes, notice how you have an excuse for falling sales on every franchise because sales are falling on every franchise;. It’s the market, stupid.

  27. “Yes, notice how you have an excuse for falling sales on every franchise because sales are falling on every franchise;. It’s the market, stupid.”

    Ok, I get it. I say up. You say down. I say black. You say white.

  28. I’m not interested in anything marvel anymore. What i am interested in is a link to pick up your LoSH fanzine.

  29. Perhaps if Marvel didn’t churn out so many third rate titles people would take a chance on the minor characters. They also need to drop the dodgy ‘diversity’ claptrap.

  30. “featuring classic versions of their major characters”

    You mean the WHITE old man characters like Tony Stark and Bruce Banner?

  31. “You mean the WHITE old man characters like Tony Stark and Bruce Banner?”

    By “White old man” characters I assume you mean those of us that supported Marvel in the ’60’s and ’70’s. Please be aware that Black Panther, Luke Cageand are Shang Chi are part of that “WHITE old man” legacy you seen to have a problem with..

  32. Wow. Just wow. I just read Champions #5 and America #1. There must be a prize offered somewhere for most leftist ideology crammed into one comic book, and Marvel is going hard after that prize.

  33. First off, Targy, take some classes on having a respectful discussion. Secondly, people are trying to be nice about all this and I’ll catch hate for coming right out and saying it: the Marvel SJW experiment has failed. Trying to push Mockingbird as some kind of feminist icon, trying to push a whole “girl power” trend with everyone from Carol Danvers to Patsy Walker, pushing a “crooked justice system” in Sam Wilson’s title while making the ultimate good guy, Steve Rogers, into the ultimate traitor. Readers are sick of it. People used to read comics for adventure ,for good guy versus bad guy, for the colorful battles and action. Not to be hit over the head with political statements and cutesy dialogue. Marvel really does need to trim the line and get back to telling the stories a majority of their audience want to read.

  34. Marvel have two big problems right now, and the names of those problems are Axel Alonso and Joe Quesada, it doesn’t matter what writer you put in a cómic, hell you could put Brian K Vaughan to write Guardians of the Galaxy and it still going to be a crappy story not because Brian K Vaughan is a bad writer, it’s going to be a bad story because the editors do not let their writers work, they have a personal idea of how the characters have to behave, Peter Parker behaves like an idiot in front of females characters not because Dan Slott is a bad writter (I have mostly enjoyed his stories in Amazing Spider-Man and Silver Surfer), he behaves that way because Joe Quesada says it have to be that way -_- you could call Alan Moore to Write The Amazing Spider-Man and Peter Parker would still be away from Mary Jane, the problems mostly are not the writers, the problems as I said before are Axel Alonso and Joe Quesada…

  35. Do you proofread these columns before they’re posted? This is full of typos, which makes your site look unprofessional… which exacerbates the problem of your writer missing his deadline for last month,

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