by Xavier Lancel

moongirl13bWelcome 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 “beware dictators, or we will turn the switch off the Eiffel Tower again!” country.

Boy, that’s not a good month for Marvel Now!’s new launches. The illusion behind Champions’ and Dr Strange: Sorcerers Supreme‘s numbers have faded out and one of them woke up with a very bad headache. The expansion of Thor’s, Iron Man’s, Black Panther’s and Dr Strange’s success to other titles is not working out and, worst of all, the Deadpool franchise seems to have reached its limit, if not went over it. All hope of revitalizing the Avengers franchise can be forgotten: the franchise is agonizing with very weak debut launches of Avengers, Avengers 1.1 and Occupy Avengers.

The new daring launches of secondary characters in their own ongoing series has had mixed results. Mosaic and Great Lake Avengers are seemingly doing ok while Solo and Prowler have already failed. Even putting high profile creative teams on these books doesn’t mean good sales, with Infamous Iron Man, Black Widow and Thanos selling less than what should be expected from such comic book stars.

There are so many big events going on at the same time (Civil War II, Inhumans Vs X-Men, Clone Conspiracy) with absolutely no time to catch your breath between them that it can only produce one behavior: forcing hardcore Marvel readers to either give up everything or restrict themselves to one family of titles. And most of those families are not feeling well right now. One day or another, the big two are gonna pay for all these short-term looking behaviors (multi events, constant relaunching, variant cover craziness, over exploitation of trends). Do we see the first signs of new readers getting fed-up? Frankly, I don’t know if we shouldn’t hope they are. Marvel, like Samantha Fox, used to say, “Nothing’s gonna stop me NOW”? Well, you know what, you’re wrong– something will, Marvel!

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Reminder: those sales are estimates, sales to comics shops situed in North America. American comics do get sold somewhere else in their original floppy editions. 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 also 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.


3- CIVIL WAR 2 LTD ($5)

05/16 Civil War II #0 - 189,829 
06/16 Civil War II #1 - 391,526 (+106.3%)
06/16 Civil War II #2 - 148,403 (- 62.1%) 
07/16 Civil War II #3 - 185,949 (+ 25.3%)
07/16 Civil War II #4 - 126,865 (- 31.8%)
08/16 ---
09/16 Civil War II #5 - 120,208 (- 5.2%)
10/16 Civil War II #6 - 118,625 (- 1.3%)
11/16 Civil War II #7 - 116,447 (- 1.8%)

Nobody is giving up on it– it’s quite spectacular.

5- 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

Every time I hear the name of the new Iron Man, I think about Uncle Scrooge. Why? Because, in France, Riri is a name you never hear except in Uncle Scrooge comics/cartoons. Huey, Dewey and Louie are translated in french as Fifi, Loulou and…Riri.

This is not a very enthusiastic debut, but if it manages to sell at least at the same level that Tony used to, everybody will be quite happy.

6-AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS ($5)

11/16 ASM Renew your vows # 1 - 96,111 

Welcome back to Spider-Girl, but now named Annie instead of Mattie. She’s younger and both her parents have web powers. Spider-man history has been so magically transformed and retconned that I can’t even say if it’s an alternate reality we are speaking of, or the current state of the Spider-Man title.

 8- 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

I see no reason for this one to perform that much better except if (1) people can’t imagine Venom whithout him being a bad guy with all the 90’s stereotypes or (2) Loot Crate or a similar offer inflating these numbers. If it’s not (2), those are really good debut numbers– quite surprising.

10-INHUMANS VS X-MEN ($5)

11/16 Inhumans vs X-Men #0 - 84,161 

In case you’re wondering if this is it…it’s not. I’m just using Marvel’s sollicitation text: “this issue sets the stage for the upcoming Inhumans Vs X-Men mega-event”. Anybody interested into paying $5 to only have access to the waiting line in front of the entrance door? Apparently, yes.

11- AVENGERS ($5)

11/16 Avengers # 1 - 81,885 

Really?! This is supposed to be the relaunch of the big parent Avengers title and it can barely crack 80k? That’s the end result of Marvel so poorly mismanaging one of its biggest franchises. The name Avengers doesn’t mean anything anymore, especially in a title. That’s sad because Mark Waid is probably one of the few writers capable of keeping his writer’s identity on a title like this, applying an artistic touch to mainstream properties.

 

15- 26- STAR WARS ($5)

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%)

11/16 Star Wars Annual #2- 59,490

Since issue #2: -64.5%
STAR WARS TPB VOL.1: 38,102 
Average +%TPB sales issues 1-6: +21.7%
STAR WARS TPB VOL.2: 11,372
Average +% TPB Sales issues #7-12: +8.4%
STAR WARS TOP VOL.3: 6,689 
Average +% TPB Sales issues #13-19 : +6.1%

A blank month for TPB sales. It keeps falling. It will be interesting to see if the movie release will stop this fall or not. An annual sold at quite a respectable level this month also.

18- UNWORTHY THOR

11/16 Unworthy Thor# 1 - 70,424 

That’s quite disapointing. For a comics featuring both the return of the original Thor and of Olivier Coipel on something other then dull mega-events, this seems really low. Could it be below “female” Thor next month?

23- 42- 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)

11/16 Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 – 52,184

Since #2: -43.7%

Did I say last month that “clone” was a magic sales word for Spider-Man titles? Let me rephrase that… that’s the lowest level for the title so far. Meawhile, the Annual, starring Cloak and Dagger (where is their ongoing by the way?) is performing quite well.

28- CLONE CONSPIRACY LTD 

10/16 Clone Cnospiracy Ltd #1 - 90,285
11/16 Clone Conspiracy Ltd #2 - 58,921 (-34.7%)

Less people are reading the Spider-Man event of the year than Spider-Man ususal readers. That’s weird. It looks like this one is making old readers leaving the title instead of making new ones buy it.

29- 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%)
09/16 ---
10/16 SW Han Solo #4 - 63,030 (- 7.0%)
11/16 SW Han Solo #5 - 58,762 (- 6.8%)

Since issue#2 : -29.2%

For a serie starring such a beloved character, Marvel was probably expecting better results. I’m perhaps too old. The young generation is probably not that fond of young sexy dashing Harrisson Ford.

32- GHOST RIDER ($5)

11/16 Ghost Rider# 1 - 57,843 

Those numbers are not the love letter Marvel was dreaming of. Robbie Reyes as the new Ghost Rider is quite a hard sell.

33- BLACK PANTHER WORLD OF WAKANDA ($5)

11/16 BP World of Wakanda - 57,073 

That’s so weak compared to Black Panther’s debut. So much for the dream of Black Panther as another new hot property capable of supporting several titles.

36- THANOS

11/16 Thanos# 1 - 54,768 

Another disapointing debut. It should already fall under 30K with its next issue. That’s Jeff Lemire and Mike Deodato! Imagine what it would have been if it was from unknown newcomers!

38- 45-DEATH OF X LTD

10/16 Death of X Ltd #1 - 75,825 
10/16 Death of X Ltd #2 - 59,427 (-21.6%)
11/16 Death of X Ltd #3 - 53,583 (- 9.8%)
11/16 Death of X Ltd #4 - 50,329 (- 6.1%)

Seeing how many big events are taking place at the same time right now, it’s a miracle it’s selling that well.

43-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%)

Since issue #2: -36.3%
SPIDERMAN DEADPOOL TOP VOL.1: 9,738 [+987]
Average +% TPB Sales issues #1-5 : +13.3%

Well, finally, last month numbers were correct. That’s still perfectly ok for this title, performing very well in TPB with another thousand of copies sold of its first volume this month, almost cracking the 10K!

47-244- CHAMPIONS 

10/16 Champions #1 - 334,937 [+6,772]
11/16 Champions #2 - 49,733 (-85.2%)

We now have a way much clearer idea of the real impact of this new launch. It should stay around ANAD Avengers numbers, to no one surprise. Issue #1 is back for reorders.

49- 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%)

Since issue#2 : -35.2%

Start of the “Hail Hydra arc”. Thanks to Steve Epting cover, we now know which type of deodorant Steve Rogers is using (anti-yellow staints).

54- 59- 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%)

Since issue #2: -33.4%
OLD MAN LOGAN VOL.1 : 6,363 [+1,120]
Average +% TPB Sales issues #1-4: +10.8%

OLD MAN LOGAN VOL.2 : 4,089 [+929]
Average +% TPB Sales issues #5-8: +7.4%

One of the few privileged Marvel serie over 40K. Stable and selling both volumes of its TPB at 1K again this month. A huge hit.

63- AVENGERS 1.1

11/16 Avengers 1.1 - 41,258 

OMG, another very weak debut, showing how much in disarray the Avengers franchise is. People are not even interested in good old origins Avengers stories, back to the day when not all of the Marvel universe had been part of an avenger team at one point in his life. Again, top creators, Mark Waid and Barry Kitson and one of the weakest debut so far, barely better than Great Lake Avengers! Nostalgia will not save Marvel, apparently.

65- 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%)

I feel the infamous urge to press “1” (more on that later).

68- 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%)

Since issue #2: -34.5% 

With no surprise, falling over the 40K after CV2.

69- 87- DEADPOOL BACK IN BLACK LTD

10/16 Deadpool Back in Black Ltd #1 - 78,653 
10/16 Deadpool Back in Black Ltd #2 - 44,047 (-44.0%)
11/16 Deadpool Back in Black Ltd #3 - 39,509 (-10.3%)
11/16 Deadpool Back in Black Ltd #4 - 33,457 (-15.3%)

I think I would probably faint if I would add the cover prices of all the Deapool products out this month. Greed is your weakness, Marvel!

70- 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%)

Since issue #2 : -36.6% 

Saying goobbye to the over 40K zone.

 71- 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%)

Since issue #2: -44.2%

Discovering the 30-40K zone for the first time

72- 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%)

Since issue#2 : - 58.0%

The over 40K zone has become the new VIP zone, quite restricted. Even Deadpool is out.

73- OCCUPY AVENGERS 

11/16 Occupy Avengers - 38,400

Oh boy, nothing could say “we don’t want to read about you making your own team, you murderer!” better than those awful debut numbers.

77- 82- 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%)

11/16 Uncanny X-Men Annual – 35,354

Since issue #2: -33.8%

Like all the others X-Men team books, falling toward the 30K zone. And another victory from Marvel, selling a$5 annual at the exact same level. Boy, with all those annuals, the Inhumans VS X-Men 5$ book, and the double shipping Death of X, Marvel is litterally ripping money from its X-Men fans this month!!

78- JESSICA JONES

10/16 Jessica Jones #1 - 74,291 
11/16 Jessica Jones #2 - 36,893 (-50.3%) 

Among all of those new laiunches, Jessica Jones is performing quite well.

 81- 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%)

Since issue #2 : - 36.1%

Quite stable if you look back at the level if was before CV2.

 84- 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

Press “1” if your relaunch is totally useless. Issue #1 is selling less than issue #2 of the previous volume. We’ll be back if not lower to where we were as soon as next month.

85- 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%)

Since issue #2 : -46.4%

Falling toward oblivion like the characters on its cover.

 

86- 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%)

Since issue #2 : - 31.8%

After last month almost general Marvel blow, DD goes back to a steady behavior.

88- 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%)
09/16 SW Force Awakens #4 - 38,079 (- 8.4%)
10/16 SW Force Awakens #5 - 39,329 (+ 3.3%)
11/16 SW Force Awakens #6 - 33,455 (-14.9%)

Well, they do know how it ends, so….

 

91-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)

Since issue #2 : - 40.3%

That’s a CV2 aftermath with The Hand resurrecting again another dead hero. Maybe they could form a new Avengers team? The Dead Avengers, ressurected to avenge themselves!

92- 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%)

Since issue #2: -20.8%
MOON KNIGHTVOL.1: 3,742 
Average +% TPB sales issues 1-5: +9.2%

Sales of the first TPB are strong, but it’s if vol.1 will return in the following month that will determine if this one will, at long last, be a strong TPB seller.

93- MOSAIC 

10/16 Mosaic #1 - 44,354 
11/16 Mosaic #2 - 31,767 (-28.4%)

Defying expectations, Mosaic is performing very well with one of the lowest fall from issue#1. You’ll notice how the mention Inhuman is absent from the title, despite starring an Inhuman. Perhaps that’s the secret to win Marvel’s fans over the Inhumans: selling titles starring the Inhumans whithout branding them Inhumans in front! :p

94- 98-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%)

11/16 All new X-Men Annual - 29,634

Since issue #2 : - 43.6% 

30K seems to be the new confort zone for the X-Men team books. The Annual is selling almost the same copies than the ongoing. That’s one victory you can’t take out from Marvel: they did manage to make their floppy readers buy their $5 Annuals almost automatically. That’s no small victory.

99-DR STRANGE SORCERERS SUPREME

10/16 Dr Strange Sorcerers Supreme #1 - 149,710 
11/16 Dr Strange Sorcerers Supreme #2 - 29,349 (-80.4%) 

When reality wakes you up by slapping you in the face. That’s almost terryfing: Dr Strange is NOT the new character Marvel will be able to use to sell a new family of titles.

100- GREAT LAKE AVENGERS

10/16 Great Lake Avengers #1 - 40,300 
11/16 Great Lake avengers #2 - 29,273 (-27.4%)

That’s actually pretty good and one of the best fall from issue#1 we have seen since a long time. It does have some rope and could surprise everyone and stay in the game for at least 12 issues!

101- 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%)

Since issue #2 : - 53.5%
SPIDER-GWEN VOL.0: 10,865 
Average +% TPB sales issues 1-5: +10.6%
SPIDER-GWEN VOL.1: 6,147 
Average +% TPB sales issues 1-6: +12.6%

Starring Daredevil and ninjas. It seems to settle down, finally, with no variant involved.

 

103- 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%)

Since issue #2 : -45.0 %

The relaunch is on the way.

105- FOOLKILLER 

11/16 Foolkiller #1 - 28,237

D.O.A.

 107- 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%)

Since issue #2 : -27.3%

Disastrous results for a Deadpool derivated title. TPB sales could save it but will the response be that different from TPB buyers? This will mostly be in the hands of comic book retailers, as they will be the ones directing their Deadpool-interested customers toward Vol.1 of this serie or not.

111- 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%)

With this and the more than mixed results of The Mercs for Money, the message seems pretty clear: Marvel seems to have reach and overplay their Deadpool family card.

112-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%)

Since issue #2: -9.9%
GWENPOOL VOL.1: 5,310 
Average +% TPB sales issues 0-4: +13.9%

Back where it was.

 

114- 126- 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%)

Since issue #2 : - 50.8%

That’s what happens when you have no variant cover at all. Sad world.

 115- 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%)

Since issue #2 : -49.3 %
VOL.1 : 44,402 [+524]
VOL.2 : 18,698
VOL.3 : 11,282
VOL.4 : 6,642
VOL.5 : 5,203
HC vol.1 : 1,942
HC vol.2 : 2,653

Ouch! Absolutly nothing to worry about, the floppy could sell 8K and still be in no danger of cancellation with those TPB sales. But perhaps Marvel will think of relaunching it, to have another new entry point in the TPB format, like with Deadpool. Because the gap beetween the first volume -selling another 500 copies this month- and the others is widespreading.

118- CAGE

10/16 Cage #1 - 44,178 
11/16 Cage #2 - 22,647 (-49.5%)

Just looking at Cage’s funny faces on the cover makes you want to buy it.

 

119- 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%) (CV2)
09/16 New Avengers #16 - 25,425 (- 6.3%) (CV2)
10/16 New Avengers #17 - 23,939 (- 5.8%) (CV2)
11/16 New Avengers #18 - 22,522 (- 5.9%)

Since issue #2 : -55.4%

A long time hating/loving character die. How many heroes did they already kill during Civil War 2? And issue 8 is not out yet, so be prepared to book the whole cemetery.

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%)

Since issue #2: - 43.1%

Diversity has diverse results. Logical.

 

122- 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%)

Since issue #2 : -45.3%

I will never forgive Paul Renaud for putting this rope just in front of one of the wrestler nipples on his cover. What about good old kinky french behavior?

125- 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%)

Since issue #2: -39.2%

For such a high profile team, and so early in the game, those results are kind of depressing.

130- 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%)

Since issue #2: -51.5%

Start of a new arc, with Mr Fish head on the cover. Priceless.

132- CAPTAIN MARVEL ($5)

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%)

Since issue #2: -31.3%
CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL.1 : 2,409
Average +% TPB Sales issues #1-4: +8.5%

Trying to win the most often relaunched title award.

 

136- 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%)

Since issue #2: -52.7%

A little blow, due to the end of the CV2 tag, make the title fall over the 20K edge for the first time.

 139- 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)

Since issue #2 : -50.5%

A clone conspiracy tie-in, with one variant. Which one is responsible for the +2%? Not that easy.

142- PROWLER

10/16 Prowler #1 - 37,177 (CC)
11/16 Prowler #2 - 17,617 (-52.6%) (CC)

Will go back to the night.

 144- 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%)

Since issue #2 : -58.4%

People don’t seem very eager to know how this one will conclude.

145- 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%)

Since issue#2 : -53.2%

Start of the final arc, supported by many variants.

149- 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%)
09/16 X-Men 92 #7 - 19,262 (-13.1%)
10/16 X-Men 92 #8 - 18,220 (- 5.4%)
11/16 X-Men 92 #9 - 16,441 (- 9.7%)

Since issue#2: -51.4%

Apparently, Apocalypse has a saliva problem -check the cover.

 150- 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%)

Since issue #2 : -41.1%

Start of a new arc, supported by one variant. Probably the last.

 151- 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%)

Since issue #2 : - 41.0%

Start of a new arc. It’s not rising up because of the few people who only bought the title for its CV2 tag now leaving.

 156- 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%)
09/16 Spidey #10- 17,399 (-5.2%)
10/16 Spidey #11- 16,207 (-6.9%)
11/16 Spidey #12- 15,213 (-6.1%)

Since issue #2: -54.7%

Spidey VS the Sinister Six, after months of building. So, apparently, there are continuity plots beetween issues in this refreshing new serie of adventures

158- 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%)
09/16 Empress #6 - 15,624 (- 7.8%)
10/16 ---
11/16 Empress #7 - 14,882 (- 4.7%)

Since issue #2 : -61.6%

It should have settlled down by now. Falling below 10K would prove Marvel once again incapable of selling creator owned products.

 165- 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%)

Since issue #2: -48.7%
SCARLET WITCH VOL.1 : 2,286
Average +% TPB Sales issues #1-4: +9.6%

David Aja keeps producing each month some of its best covers on this title. This doesn’t change the fact that sales are tanking quite fast.

 

170- 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%)

Since issue #2 : -47.5%
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%

A quiet month for squirrels, with no action on the TPB side and floppy sales taking a blow. That’s winter, guys!

173- SOLO

10/16 Solo #1 - 30,589
11/16 Solo #2 - 12,723 (-58.4%)

Let me use Marvel sollicitation text: “Solo goes undercover”. Yep, right.

 187- 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%)

Since issue #2 : -48.8%
MMON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR VOL.1: 3,747 
Average +% TPB Sales issues #1-6: +25.1%

Start of a new arc, supported by two variants (one gorgeous-scary-cute by Sanford Greene).

 206- 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%)

Since issue #2: -55.9%
PATSY WALKER VOL.1: 1,901
Average +% TPB Sales issues #1-5: +11.5%

There are so many cats in this issue I just can’t understand why it’s taking such a blow. Cat’s overdose? You can never overdose over cats!

208- ENCHANTED TIKI ROOM LTD

10/16 Enchanted Tiki Room #1 - 18,296
11/16 Enchanted Tiki Room #2 - 9,121 (-50.1%)

Amist all this violence and those numerous deaths, looking at colored parrots can only make you feel better.

239- 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%)

Almost perfectly pre-ordered. Its cover is quite strange : is the story inside about a teleguided bear having a cold and killing people with snot ?

242- MARVEL TSUM TSUM LTD 

08/16 Marvel Tsum Tsum Ltd #1 - 30,515
09/16 Marvel Tsum Tsum Ltd #2 - 11,714 (-61.6%) 
10/16 Marvel Tsum Tsum Ltd #3 - 8,550 (-27.0%)
11/16 Marvel Tsum Tsum Ltd #4 - 6,846 (-19.9%)

That’s one case where Marvel double shipping policy (if not weekly) could have help.

 

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.

34 COMMENTS

  1. This:

    84- 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

    May of those 34.6K orders are based on the #1 issue. Feels like sales for #2 might actually be less than sales of the #12 issue of the last “season”. Apologies to Ewing, who is a good writer, but I dropped volume two after having loved volume 1 because I’m no longer rewarding the cynical seasonal approach that Marvel is using to increase speculator sales for new #1 issues. By sales of this new series #1 issue, looks like others are following the same plan. There was absolutely no reason for the relaunch of this series other than speculator-driven greed.

  2. Marvel certainly deserves credit for reaching beyond old fanboy farts like me, especially when it comes to trades, but old fanboy farts like me could have told them that treating everything like a franchise and then treating every franchise like the X-Men in the 90s would inevitably produce the same sales-cratering result.

    Mike

  3. “11/16 Mosaic #2 – 31,767 (-28.4%)
    Defying expectations, Mosaic is performing very well with one of the lowest fall from issue#1.”

    “11/16 Great Lake avengers #2 – 29,273 (-27.4%)
    That’s actually pretty good and one of the best fall from issue#1 we have seen since a long time.”

    Both MOSAIC and GREAT LAKES AVENGERS had significant unpaid overshipping from Marvel. Without that both of them would be in a more typical circa 50% drop or higher.

  4. Doesn’t seam that any of the new launches are setting charts on fire, at best they’ll sell as well as titles that they are replacing.

  5. I think we are at the point that if Marvel didn’t relaunch, the anniversary numbers (25,50,75,100,etc) would have as big a number if not more than the new number one. I think marvel needs a new strategy here. No idea what the answers os but yearly or bi-yearly relaunches are no longer working.

  6. Not sure Annuals readers and monthly’s are the same, and that can explain why the annuals sell so well nowadays.
    Personnally I buy some of the annuals because I still like those characters, the artists could be interesting and the stories are done in one. But there’s no way I’m gonna buy again all those, nearly, 3 bi monthlies + an event, Spider-Men or X-Men titles. Some years ago I was buying the regulars, and not paying much attention to the annuals. Now the opposite.
    I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one in that case. Or do I ?

  7. These numbers are terrifying, especially when you look at the trendlines. I would hate to be running a store in this environment.

    2017 is going to be a very, very bad year. You’re going to be seeing a lot of GoFundMe’s in the months ahead.

  8. Like David Blot, I’m more likely to pick up the annuals than the main series anymore. I already know I have no interest in the main stories in most of the X-Books right now, but the annuals usually feature characters who’ve been out of play for a while, and new-to-me writers I might end up liking.

  9. How did you get this done so fast this month?! You’re making me look bad!

    Anyway, DC and Marvel both have similar problems with line extension, though Marvel seems to have it much worse. Who wants all of those Spider-Man spin-offs? Not very many people, it seems. Too much Deadpool, too much Avengers, too much X-Men. But you gotta get enough titles out there to crowd your competitors off of the racks…

  10. “***Think about the explosion of actual SEQUENTIAL that would flood the market if Marvel and DC just went under tomorrow***”

    If Marvel and DC went under tomorrow, they would take the entire Direct Market and 90% of the other publishers with them. If you think creators have it tough now, try getting any traction in a bookstore market where essentially everyone below the level of Stephen King has trouble with sales.

    Mike

  11. If DC and Marvel went under, comics would be ok. There would be some upheaval and the DM would finally die, but everything would be ok. We might even move into a world where people own their creations.

    Sadly, both are propped up by huge corporations who keep them running solely for the movie rights.

  12. DC and Marvel are both part of two of the largest media conglomerates in the history of capitalism. If they stopped publishing comics tomorrow they would continue to make billions of dollars on licensing alone. My kid has dozens of marvel games, t-shirts, dvds etc. But has never read a Marvel comic in his life.

    The only reason they put out comics like Solo or Mosaic is on the of chance they can leverage that IP somewhere else, like a movie.

  13. “Robbie Reyes as the new Ghost Rider is quite a hard sell.”

    Xavier, I often wonder why Marvel hates Dan Ketch so much. He’s the only Ghost Rider who ever sold big amounts, and yet from what I can tell has never had series since his 90’s one.

    “There was absolutely no reason for the relaunch of this series other than speculator-driven greed”

    Bluebolt, given the series was heading towards cancellation numbers you don’t think they might have done it to try and get more people on board so that the series keeps going?

  14. For a laymen, can anyone suggest why a lot of these longer established titles (As in the ones published at the start of All-New All-Different Marvel last year) dropping so fast from the last month? I thought many of these titles had stablised and would continue to slowly decline at about 1-5% per issue but some of these are books are suddenly doing 15-20% drops this month?

    Are retailers descreasing their orders to cover the risk of ordering for re-launch titles?
    or
    Do retailers and their readers think that post civil war 2 see no future for these books going forward?

  15. Thanks for all those comments, it bring me pleasure! :)
    Yes, the column is early this month, enougth with lateness! (I hope)

    David Blot & Suzene: Oh, nice. I had no idea people kept buying Annuals separately from the ongoing. I haven’t bought an Annual from Marvel since a long time. Last time I tried to buy an Annual from them from a serie I did not buy the nongoing, the Annaul was not clearly a separate complete story, only a chapter sold as an annaul. Nice to know it seems to have changed.

    Dave: shame is the most important factor into my earliness this moth. seems it worked for you also afer seeing I posted mine earlier :p

    If Marvel comics would go bankrupt, total sales would go down but something would come up from its ashes. They would have sell all the right to their characters, that means they would come back, only from another or others publishers.
    Marvel is not an essential actor into the devleoppement of comics. Latey, they have been helping with the rise of all-age super-hero comics but they are tons and tons of great publishers besides them who would take advantage of their bankrupt to expand a little more (Dark Horse, Oni, Image, IDW, Graphic India, Aftershock, Boom..;). Frankly, I wouldn’t miss them on the floppy market They have done nothing but damaging it for the last few years.

    But yeah, Chris hero is right, because of the movie sh.t, they would never go under, that’s not where the money is. They would only publish things to sell movies, tee-shirts, Tv shows, toys… No need for the license to be opular for it to work.

    Ben: I am not a big Ghost Rider fan but I suppose that Marvel is more attracted to the vibe’s of the Ghost rider of the 90’s than the character underneath, I may be wrong but I think that, despite, Ghost Rider 90’s popularity, most people can’t remember the name of Dan Ketch. They remember the name Johnny Blaze and how Ghost Rider was handled artistically in the 90’s. The two don’t really match.

    November: Yes, there was a big blow on a lot of Marvel titles last month, that we can see applied on some left this month. I see no particular reason for that, but you have to remember that variant covers programs can disturb one title sales by 10-15% easily. Dave is tracking al those variant covers programs and their specificities way much closer than me. I will open a bottle of champagne the day this silly variant cover crazyness will be over (probably replaced by another trend).

  16. They should experiment with one/two titles per character/team and go back to original numbering.

    Comics having a sense of history to go back to and explore was something that excited me when I started buying Spider-Man and X-Men comics back in the day. No new reader is going in to a comic store and believing Avengers #1 is the first ever Avengers comic. Putting ‘new arc’ or ‘new creative team’ on an issue 25 or 50 might be just as successful if they aren’t drowning their own market in new relaunches and new PR buzzwords. Marvel and DC editorial need to calm the PR department down and focus on the long game.

    Yours sincerely,
    Random Internet Commenter

  17. Who are these people buying up no. 1 issues then only half showing up for issue 2? Cant all be speculators can they? Bizarre

  18. @daniel: That’s simple.

    Retailers buy more issues so they can quality for variant covers to sell to collectors.

    Possibly also some actual readers will buy multiple copies to get all covers they want/like.

  19. I’m disappointed of the sales drop for Ms. Marvel, which has proven to be a great title. At least both it’s digital and TPB sales are good enough to save it from cancellation but it’s obvious Marvel’s rising prices and the terrible CV2 event hurt a lot of titles.

  20. Xavier, I’ve no great fondness for Dan Ketch or Ghost Rider, apart from those few months as an 11/12 year old when he was Ghost Rider and Ghost Rider was the coolest thing ever*, but if they brought Ketch back at least the ending joke of Marvels would make sense again.

    *Peaking with Ghost Rider annual #2 by Warren Ellis. Once you’ve read Ellis do it, Mackie on the monthly just didn’t cut it. And then a friends older brother shows you Spawn and it was all over for GR.

  21. @daniel: Mid issues simply does not have as many variants as first issues. Nor do mid issue variants usually require the retailers to raise their orders that much to “qualify” for them.

  22. “Retailers buy more issues so they can quality for variant covers to sell to collectors.”

    Isn’t this a huge flashing danger sign, given the change in industry focus (particularly Marvel)? I mean who are collectors except old fanboy farts like me? Are ANY of the readers being chased after with titles like MS. MARVEL or JESSICA JONES or, say, DC’s Young Animal imprint collectors or will they turn into ones?

    What happens when we old fanboy farts kick the bucket and nobody cares about variant covers?

    Mike

  23. Marvel published only two super-hero titles with sales over 50K in November 2016 (ignoring mini-series and #1 issues). That’s pretty alarming and a significant change from years past.

    No wonder Marvel is propping up their numbers with free overships (e.g., GAMORA #1, STAR LORD #1, ROCKET RACCOON #1, HULK #1, AVENGERS #2, OCCUPY AVENGERS #2, GHOST RIDER #2, AVENGERS #2.1, etc).

    Steve

  24. @MBunge:

    Your response to “Variant Cover = Marvel Comics” only proves how fake the comic book market is -like most things in “America”. Disney/Marvel, like most companies -those things that have replaced “America”, make most of their money from Hedge Funds, Off-Shore Banking, Investments from Insurance and Retirement plans in to Real Estate and Futures Trading, and of course Merchandising -Disney/Marvel does not need us/consumers.

    Think about the the tiny market of comic book spending -that tiny market that is based on small flimsy little booklets whose stories are incredibly predictable, and how combining all of our spending on Marvel and DC -it would not amount to the profit made from just one of their Off-Shore Hedge Funds and Movies that they make. We do not matter.

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