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By Jason Enright

Welcome to my 12th and final month as your guide through Marvel’s sales numbers. Due to some career changes and advancements that my family and I have made, I can no longer write these articles. It has been fun and a great learning experience, and I thank you for joining me. But enough about me, let’s look at the monthly breakdown.

76 books in total
6 double shipped books (plus Axis which shipped 3 issues this month)
5 X-Men books (7 if you count X-Factor and X-Force)
6 Avengers books (7 if you count the Ultimates plus an Avengers Marvel Handbook special)
5 Annuals
18 AXIS and AXIS Tie-in Books
4 Death of Wolverine and Death of Wolverine Tie-in books
4 Spider-Verse and Spider-verse Tie-in Books
26 of Marvel’s 76 books or about 1/3 of their books this month are connected to one of their 3 current events

1 titles over 100,000 copies
1 titles between 75,000 and 100,000 copies
12 titles between 50,000 and 75,000 copies
34 titles between 25,000 and 50,000 copies
28 titles under 25,000
10 $4.99 books
61 $3.99 books
1 $3.50 book
4 $2.99 book

So as I was writing this article, Marvel made a big announcement about Secret Wars, and pretty much changed everything I was going to say. So I went through and altered the analysis to reflect the news that apparently the Marvel Universe as we know it is ending and possibly getting rebooted/ relaunched/ combined in some sort of new configuration later this year.

As we dig into the numbers, we’ll be looking at how the new Secret Wars news might affect the titles over the next couple months and asking lots of questions.

Thanks as always to ICV2.com and Milton Griepp for their permission to use these figures.

2. Amazing SPIDER-MAN
12/04  Am Spi #515  –  82,843
12/09  Am Spi #616  -	58,856
12/11  Am Spi #676  -	54,001
12/12  Am Spi #700  - 200,966
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12/13  Superior #23   -  77,105  (  -5.1%)
12/13  Superior #24   -  76,131  (  -1.3%)
01/14  Superior #25   -  77,311  (   1.5%)
01/14  Superior #26   -  72,591  (  -6.1%)
02/14  Supr #27.Now   -  86,405  (  19.0%)
02/14  Superior #28   -  75,477  ( -12.6%)
03/14  Superior #29   -  76,568  (   1.4%)
03/14  Superior #30   -  75,431  (  -1.5%)
04/14  Superior #31   – 135,484  (  79.6%)[13,234]
04/14  Amazing v3 #1  - 532,586  ( 293.1%)[23,871]
05/14  Amazing v3 #2  - 123,945  ( -76.7%)
06/14  Amazing v3 #3  - 109,029  ( -12.0%)
07/14  Amazing v3 #4  - 117,917  (   8.2%)O.Sin 
08/14  Amazing v3 #5  - 101,655  ( -13.8%)O.Sin 
09/14  Amazing v3 #6  -  93,564  (  -8.0%)
10/14  Amazing v3 #7  - 116,051  (  24.0%)
10/14  Amazing v3 #8  -  99,549  ( -14.2%)
11/14  Amazing v3 #9  - 135,280  ( -14.2%)
11/14  Amazing v3 #10 - 100,899  ( -14.2%)
12/14  Amazing v3 #11 - 104,739  (   3.8%)
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6 mnth  (  -3.9%)
1 year  (  37.6%)
2 year  ( -48.0%)
3 year  (  94.8%)
5 year  (  78.0%)
10 year (  26.4%)

Spider-verse keeps Spider-Man sales above 100k. There are 4 issues left (the event is scheduled to end in February), and hopefully the sales can stay this strong for the remainder for the series. Obviously Spider-man is going to stick around after Secret Wars as it is Marvel’s best seller; however there are some aspects of continuity that they could undo or redo. Perhaps the marriage to Mary Jane will make a comeback, or even their long lost daughter will return. Spider-Verse has also introduced a lot of new popular Spider characters and it will be interesting to see where they end up.

3. SHIELD #1
12/14  SHIELD #1 -  94,503  

SHIELD debuts with a strong 94k. This series introduces the Agents of SHIELD TV characters to the 616 Marvel Universe in shorter 1 to 2 issue story arcs. Keep an eye on how far it drops next month; a healthy 35 to 40% drop will keep it above 55k. It will be interesting to see how Secret Wars affects some of these newer popular series. It makes sense for something like Shield to tie-in to a world-altering event, and maybe the universe-melding will allow them to incorporate more Marvel Cinematic Universe elements.

5. THOR
12/11  Thor v4 #8   -  40,703  
12/12  Thor v5 #1   - 110,443
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12/13  Thor v5 #16 -  39,597  ( -4.0%)
01/14  Thor v5 #17 -  38,913  ( -1.7%)
01/14  Thor v5 #18 -  38,190  ( -1.9%)
02/14  Thor #19.Now–  42,034  ( 10.1%)
03/14  Thor v5 #20 –  37,895  ( -9.8%)
04/14  Thor v5 #21 –  38,055  (  0.4%)
05/14  Thor v5 #22 –  36,945  ( -2.9%)
06/14  Thor v5 #23 –  36,540  ( -1.1%)
07/14  Thor v5 #24 –  38,330  (  4.9%)
08/14  ---
09/14  Thor v5 #25 –  53,047  (  38.4%)
10/14  Thor v6 #1  – 150,862  ( 184.4%)[10,756]
11/14  Thor v6 #2  –  89,131  ( -40.9%)
12/14  Thor v6 #3  –  72,563  ( -18.6%)
---
6 mnth  (  98.6%)
1 year  (  83.3%)
2 year  (  31.0%)
3 year  (  91.0%)
5 year  (  31.4%)

The new Thor sits at a very comfortable 70k for issue 3. Of Marvel’s recent debuts, Thor currently has the strongest sales, and hopefully it will settle nicely between 50k and 60k, which would put it well above the 35k to 40k level of the previous Thor series. As revealed on the Secret Wars 2 cover yesterday, many Thors from different universes and timelines will be present in Secret Wars. Will the new Thor stick around after the universe-meld? These sales numbers suggest maybe it should.

7. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1
12/14  Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 -  71,284  

The Spider-Man annual does not tie in to Spider-Verse, but even without the support of the event the annual sells 70k which is the lowest the main Spider-Man series ever gets between events.

8, 9, 10. AXIS/UNCANNY AVENGERS
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12/13  Uncanny Avengers #15 -  57,035  ( -6.1%)
01/14  Uncanny Avengers #16 -  54,670  ( -4.1%)
02/14  Uncanny Avengers #17 –  53,181  ( -2.7%)
03/14  U Avengers #18.NOW   -  63,516  ( 19.4%)
04/14  Uncanny Avengers #19 –  52,381  (-17.5%)
05/14  Uncanny Avengers #20 –  51,886  ( -0.9%)
06/14  Uncanny Avengers #21 –  49,762  ( -4.1%)
07/14  Uncanny Avengers #22 –  50,253  (  1.0%)
08/14  Uncanny Avengers #23 –  50,974  (  1.4%)
09/14  Uncanny Avengers #24 –  49,469  ( -3.0%)
10/14  Uncanny Avengers #25 –  53,263  (  7.7%)
10/14  Aven & X-Men Axis #1 – 138,966  (180.9%)
10/14  Aven & X-Men Axis #2 –  87,964  (-36.7%)
10/14  Aven & X-Men Axis #3 –  84,708  ( -3.7%)
11/14  Aven & X-Men Axis #4 –  79,068  ( -6.7%)
11/14  Aven & X-Men Axis #5 –  74,928  ( -5.2%)
11/14  Aven & X-Men Axis #6 –  73,824  ( -1.5%)
12/14  Aven & X-Men Axis #7 –  70,194  ( -4.9%)
12/14  Aven & X-Men Axis #8 –  69,449  ( -1.1%)
12/14  Aven & X-Men Axis #9 –  69,518  (  0.1%)
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6 mnth  (  39.7%)
1 year  (  21.9%)

Axis sold well for an Uncanny Avengers issue but pretty poorly for a big event book. Even with the accelerated release schedule it dropped to half of its debut sales. The new Uncanny Avengers debuts next month. As we’ve discussed in the past, Marvel’s recent event books are slipping in the sales lately. The question is will a line-wide universe-altering event help get people interested in events again or turn them off even more?

14. SPIDER-MAN & THE X-MEN
12/11  Wolverine/X-Men #2   - 58,438  
12/12  Wolverine/X-Men #21  - 45,658  
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12/13  Wolverine/X-Men #39 - 39,063  ( -0.1%)
01/14  Wolverine/X-Men #40 - 36,855  ( -5.7%)
02/14  Wolverine/X-Men #41 – 35,800  ( -2.9%)
02/14  Wolverine/X-Men #42 – 35,392  ( -1.1%)
03/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #1  - 54,675  ( 54.5%)
03/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #2  - 40,386  (-26.1%)
04/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #3  - 36,407  ( -9.9%)
05/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #4  - 33,521  ( -7.9%)
06/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #5  - 32,511  ( -3.0%)
07/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #6  - 32,995  (  1.5%)
08/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #7  - 30,409  ( -7.8%)
08/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #8  - 29,795  ( -2.0%)
09/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #9  - 28,965  ( -2.8%)
10/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #10 - 28,108  ( -3.0%)
10/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #11 - 28,121  (  0.0%)
11/14  Wolver/X-Men v2 #12 - 28,457  (  1.2%)
12/14  Spider/X-Men v1 #1  - 61,952  (117.7%)
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6 Mnth  (  90.6%)
1 Year  (  58.6%)
2 Year  (  36.0%)
3 Year  (   6.0%)

Wolverine kicked the bucket so Spider-Man heads to the Jean Grey School to help teach the X-kids. Spidey doubles the normal sales for Wolverine and the X-Men for its debut month, but if it follows the standard issue 2 40% drop, its sales will be right back where they were very quickly. If the sales follow the recent trends for this series, I expect it will be more of a placeholder until Secret Wars changes the line-up of the x-books.

15. ANGELA: ASGARD’S ASSASSIN
12/14  Angela #1 -  61,398  

Angela debuts at 60k. Like most debuts the key to its success will be how big the month 2 and 3 drops are. The sweet spot seems to be between 30k and 40k for a lot of these single character books. Angela is a very interesting new addition to the Marvel universe and one I expect will even more integrated to whatever universe comes out of the back end of Secret Wars.

18. ALL-NEW X-MEN
12/12  All-New X-Men #3  -  83,798  
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12/13  All-New X-Men #20 -  68,189  ( -4.0%)
01/14  All-New X-Men #21 -  62,876  ( -7.8%)
01/14  All-New #22.NOW   -  76,565  (+21.8%)
02/14  All-New X-Men #23 -  64,625  (-15.6%)
03/14  All-New X-Men #24 -  63,739  ( -1.4%)
04/14  All-New X-Men #25 -  63,827  (  0.1%)
04/14  All-New X-Men #26 -  58,918  ( -7.7%)
05/14  All-New X-Men #27 -  62,269  (  5.7%)
06/14  All-New X-Men #28 -  57,135  ( -8.2%)
07/14  All-New X-Men #29 -  58,817  (  2.9%)
08/14  All-New X-Men #30 -  54,882  ( -6.7%)
08/14  All-New X-Men #31 -  58,535  (  6.7%)
09/14  All-New X-Men #32 -  54,654  ( -6.6%)
10/14  All-New X-Men #33 -  60,032  (  9.8%)
11/14  ---
12/14  All-New X-Men #34 -  57,569  ( -4.1%)
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6 mnth  (   0.8%)
1 year  ( -15.6%)
2 year  ( -31.0%)

Slight drop for All-New X-Men this month, but it stays in its normal 55k to 60k spot that it has been living in for a while. The upcoming Guardians Black Vortex crossover should help both series boost their sales a bit in the coming months. What happens to the original time-displaced X-Men during the universe-melding should be very interesting. Which X-Men and mutants make it through to the other side will be one of the aspects of this whole event that everyone should watch closely.

21. UNCANNY X-MEN
12/04 Uncanny X-Men #453   – 89,956
12/09 Uncanny X-Men #519   – 67,043
12/11 Uncanny X-Men #3     - 64,112
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12/13 Uncanny #15.INH      - 62,692 ( -4.5%)
01/14 Uncanny X-Men v3 #16 - 58,676 ( -6.4%)
02/14 Uncanny X-Men v3 #17 – 56,163 ( -4.3%)
03/14 Uncanny X-Men v3 #18 - 54,902 ( -2.2%)
03/14 U X-Men #19.NOW      - 64,514 ( 17.5%)
04/14 Uncanny X-Men v3 #20 - 55,359 (-14.2%)
05/14 Uncanny X-Men v3 #21 - 54,747 ( -1.1%)
06/14 Uncanny X-Men v3 #22 - 52,731 ( -3.7%)
07/14 Uncanny X-Men v3 #23 - 55,738 (  5.7%)
07/14 Uncanny X-Men v3 #24 - 53,677 (  5.7%)O.Sin
08/14 ---
09/14 Uncanny X-Men v3 #25 -  58,062 (  8.2%)
09/14 Uncanny X-Men v3 #26 -  51,862 (-10.7%)
10/14 Uncanny X-Men v3 #27 -  57,908 ( 11.7%)
11/14 Uncanny X-Men v3 #28 -  55,939 ( -3.4%)
12/14 Uncanny X-Men v3 #29 -  53,502 ( -4.4%)
---
6 mnth  (   1.5%)
1 year  ( -14.7%)
3 year  ( -16.5%)
5 year  ( -20.2%)
10 year ( -40.5%)

Uncanny X-Men has been fluctuating between 50k and 55k for a while now and this month’s drop still keeps it in that same sales range. This series has been slowly building towards some potentially big changes in the lineups and teams of the X-universe, but will those organic changes lead to new X-books or will the end of the universe create an entire new X-men lineup?

22. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
12/09  Guardians v2 #21 -  22,271
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12/13  Guardians v3 #9  -  57,665  (  -9.2%)
12/13  Guardians v3 #10 -  53,527  (  -7.2%)
01/14  Guardian #11.NOW -  61,111  (  14.7%)
02/14  Guardians v3 #12 -  55,454  (  -9.3%)
03/14  Guardians v3 #13 -  56,764  (   2.4%)
04/14  Guardians v3 #14 -  53,976  (  -4.9%)
05/14  Guardians v3 #15 -  54,332  (   0.7%)
06/14  Guardians v3 #16 -  54,827  (   0.9%)
07/14  Guardians v3 #17 -  62,986  (  14.9%)
08/14  Guardians v3 #18 -  60,657  (  -3.7%) O.Sin 
09/14  Guardians v3 #19 -  55,891  (  -7.9%) O.Sin 
10/14  Guardians v3 #20 -  61,072  (   9.3%)
11/14  Guardians v3 #21 -  62,387  (   2.2%)
12/14  Guardians v3 #22 -  52,470  ( -15.9%)
---
6 mnth  (   -4.3%)
1 year  (   -2.0%)
5 year  (  135.6%)

First issue in a few months without a themed variant backing it up, and Guardians drops almost 10k copies. Luckily, there is a crossover called Black Vortex starting soon which should boost the Guardians back up to at least 60k. Expect the new Marvel Universe to have a lot of Guardians books in it, as they are now one of Marvel’s sales pillars.

23. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ANNUAL
12/14  Guardians Annual #1 -  51,828  

The Guardians annual sells only slightly less than the main Guardians book, which is pretty good.

25. CAPTAIN AMERICA
12/09  Captain Am. Reborn # 5 -  91,790  
12/11  Captain America v6 # 6 -  47,753 
12/12  Captain America v7 # 2 -  64,377  
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12/13  Captain America v7 #14 - 34,532  (  -4.5%)
01/14  Captain America v7 #15 - 33,433  (  -3.2%)
02/14  Capt AmericaV7 #16.Now – 36,534  (   9.3%)
02/14  Captain America v7 #17 – 33,312  (  -8.8%)
03/14  Captain America v7 #18 – 33,642  (   1.0%)
04/14  Captain America v7 #19 – 34,420  (   2.3%)
05/14  Captain America v7 #20 – 30,341  (  -9.3%)
06/14  Captain America v7 #21 – 30,427  (   0.3%)
07/14  Captain America v7 #22 – 34,563  (  13.6%)
08/14  Captain America v7 #23 – 30,927  ( -10.5%)
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%)
---
6 Mnth  (  64.6%)
1 Year  (  45.0%)
2 Year  ( -22.0%)
3 Year  (   4.9%)
5 Year  ( -45.4%)

Issue 2 of Captain America drops a huge 70k copies, which puts it only 15k to 20k above where it was selling before the relaunch. Can the book succeed without Steve Rogers wielding the shield? Secret Wars gives Marvel multiple opportunities to bring Steve back or possibly have both a renewed Rogers and Falcap.

32. AVENGERS
12/11  Avengers v4 #20 –  57,145
12/12  Avengers v5 #2  -  93,894
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12/13  Avengers#24.NOW - 127,466  ( +91.7%)
01/14  Avengers v5 #25 -  65,591  ( -48.5%)
02/14  Avengers v5 #26 –  59,775  (  -8.9%)
03/14  Avengers v5 #27 -  53,966  (  -9.7%)
04/14  Avengers v5 #28 -  52,808  (  -2.1%)
05/14  Avengers v5 #29 -  58,661  (  11.1%)
05/14  Avengers v5 #30 -  57,099  (  -2.7%)
06/14  Avengers v5 #31 -  53,933  (  -5.5%) O.Sin 
07/14  Avengers v5 #32 -  56,595  (   4.9%) O.Sin
07/14  Avengers v5 #33 -  51,874  (  -8.3%) O.Sin
08/14  Avengers v5 #34 -  54,413  (   4.9%) O.Sin
09/14  Avenge v5 #34.1 -  45,942  ( -15.6%) 
09/14  Avengers v5 #35 -  50,629  (  10.2%) 
10/14  Avengers v5 #36 -  56,771  (  12.1%) 
10/14  Avengers v5 #37 -  49,430  ( -12.9%)
11/14  Avengers v5 #38 -  54,368  (   4.3%)
12/14  Avengers v5 #39 -  47,062  ( -13.4%)
---
6 mnth  ( -12.7%)
1 year  ( -63.1%)
2 year  ( -50.0%)
3 year  ( -17.6%)

Avengers marches towards Secret Wars as time continues to run out. However, sales continue to drop as well. The big question on my mind is why is Marvel’s arguably biggest event yet, their reboot, spinning out of two series that aren’t best sellers? The last event to spin out of Hickman’s Avengers books started strong, but ended rather poorly. Can the size and consequences of Secret Wars overcome the lackluster sales of its lead in books? That will be the big question come May.

35. SPIDER-WOMAN
11/14  Spider-Woman #1 -  93,723 (Spider-Verse)
12/14  Spider-Woman #2 -  44,618  ( -52.4%)(Spider-Verse)

Spider-Woman drops half its sales for issue 2. It was launched as part of Spider-Verse instead of as a standalone, which could have been confusing for new readers who don’t read Spider-Man, but probably did help boost its launch numbers. Keep an eye on how low it drops over the next few months.

37. ALL NEW X-MEN ANNUAL
12/14  Guardians Annual #1 -  44,052
39. UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL
12/14  Guardians Annual #1 -  43,978  

The X-Men annuals crossed over with one another and sold around 10k less than their related main series.

40, 44. DEADPOOL
12/09  Deadpool v3 #18 -  45,914  
12/11  Deadpool v3 #48 -  25,458 
12/12  Deadpool v4 #3  -  60,215 
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12/13  Deadpool v4 #20 -  43,653  (  -1.2%)
12/13  Deadpool v4 #21 -  43,066  (  -1.3%)
01/14  Deadpool v4 #22 -  41,765  (  -3.0%)
02/14  Deadpool v4 #23 -  41,204  (  -1.3%)
02/14  Deadpool v4 #24 -  41,130  (  -0.2%)
03/14  D'pool #25.NOW  -  48,775  (  18.6%)
03/14  Deadpool v4 #26 -  44,141  (  -9.5%)
04/14  Deadpool v4 #27 -  62,037  (  40.5%)[1,992]
05/14  Deadpool v4 #28 -  45,858  (  26.1%)
05/14  Deadpool v4 #29 -  52,403  (  14.3%) O.S. Tie-In
06/14  Deadpool v4 #30 -  54,072  (  14.3%) O.S. Tie-In
07/14  Deadpool v4 #31 -  49,930  (  -7.7%) O.S. Tie-In
07/14  Deadpool v4 #32 -  46,829  (  -6.2%) O.S. Tie-In
08/14  Deadpool v4 #33 -  50,023  (   6.8%) O.S. Tie-In
09/14  Deadpool v4 #34 -  58,034  (  16.0%) 
09/14  Deadpool v4 #35 -  43,554  ( -25.0%) 
10/14  Deadpool v4 #36 -  46,600  (   7.0%)(Axis)
11/14  Deadpool v4 #37 -  51,579  ( -20.8%)(Axis)
12/14  Deadpool v4 #38 -  43,433  ( -15.8%)(Axis)
12/14  Deadpool v4 #39 -  42,198  (  -2.8%)(Axis)
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6 mnth  ( -22.0%)
1 year  (  -2.0%)
2 year  ( -30.0%)
3 year  (  65.8%)
5 year  (  -8.1%)

Deadpool drops to the lowest it has been in about a year. As its Axis tie-in ends, will the sales grow or fall? The April solicits suggest they are building toward Deadpool’s death in the issue 250 special, but this is Deadpool so it’s unclear if that will be a real or played for laughs. Then again, it can all be undone in Secret Wars so why not kill him?

46. ROCKET RACCOON
07/14  Rocket Raccoon #1  -  293,913  ( --- )[7,738]
08/14  Rocket Raccoon #2  -   56,597  (-80.7%)
09/14  Rocket Raccoon #3  -   52,288  ( -7.6%)
10/14  Rocket Raccoon #4  -   57,830  ( 10.6%)
11/14  Rocket Raccoon #5  -   52,979  ( -8.4%)
12/14  Rocket Raccoon #6  -   41,154  (-22.3%)

Rocket Raccoon drops another 10k issues. It is still selling better than a lot of Marvel’s single character issues sell by issue 6.

47. THANOS VS HULK 
12/14  Thanos vs Hulk #1  -  39,862  ( --- )

Thanos Vs. Hulk is a four issue miniseries and will likely sell between 30k and 40k for the rest of its run.

48. NEW AVENGERS
12/09  New Avengers v1 #60 -  72,790  
12/11  New Avengers v2 #19 -  52,915  
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12/13  N Avengers #13.INH  -  56,624  ( -3.7%)
01/14  ---
02/14  New Avengers v3 #14 -  50,668  (-10.5%)
03/14  New Avengers v3 #15 -  47,178  ( -6.9%)
03/14  N Avengers #16.NOW  -  48,731  (  0.0%)
04/14  New Avengers v3 #17 -  45,885  ( -5.8%)
05/14  New Avengers v3 #18 -  43,668  ( -4.8%)
06/14  New Avengers v3 #19 -  41,989  ( -3.8%)
06/14  New Avengers v3 #20 -  43,962  ( -0.1%)
07/14  New Avengers v3 #21 -  42,699  (  1.8%)
08/14  New Avengers v3 #22 -  42,797  (  0.2%)
08/14  New Avengers v3 #23 -  40,018  ( -6.3%)
09/14  New Avengers v3 #24 -  45,123  (-12.8%)
10/14  New Avengers v3 #25 -  42,979  ( -4.8%)
11/14  New Avengers v3 #26 -  46,318  (  7.8%)
11/14  New Avengers v3 #27 -  40,408  (-12.8%)
12/14  New Avengers v3 #28 -  39,855  ( -1.4%)
---
6 mnth  (  -5.0%)
1 year  ( -29.6%)
3 year  ( -24.7%)
5 year  ( -45.2%)

Time Runs Out for New Avengers and sales continue to drop as well. This book leads into Secret Wars even more than Avengers, and even though the two books are one story this series sells even less. Not the strongest footing to launch your major world altering event out of, but if anyone can make it successful, it is probably Marvel.

51. IRON MAN
12/04  Iron Man v4 #2   - 53,294
12/09 Inv Iron Man #21  - 47,330
12/11 Inv Iron Man #511 - 35,402
12/12  Iron Man v6 #4   - 56,708
---
12/13  Iron Man v6 #19  - 32,537  ( -10.0%)
01/14  Iron Man v6 #20  - 30,533  (  -6.2%)
01/14  Iron #20.INH     - 30,512  (  -0.1%)
02/14  Iron Man v6 #21  – 29,546  (  -3.2%)
03/14  Iron Man v6 #22  - 29,017  (  -1.8%) 
03/14  Ir. Man #23.NOW  - 43,912  (  51.3%)
04/14  Iron Man v6 #24  - 31,257  ( -28.8%)
05/14  Iron Man v6 #25  - 29,558  (  -5.4%)
05/14  Iron Man v6 #26  - 28,654  (  -3.1%)
06/14  Iron Man v6 #27  - 28,290  (  -1.3%)
06/14  Iron Man v6 #28  - 28,027  (  -0.9%)
11/14  Sup. Iron Man #1 - 83,994  ( 199.7%)
11/14  Sup. Iron Man #2 - 42,621  ( -49.3%)
12/14  Sup. Iron Man #3 - 38,806  (  -9.0%)
---
6 Mnth  (  38.5%)
1 Year  (  19.3%)
2 Year  ( -32.0%)
3 Year  (   9.6%)
5 Year  ( -18.0%)
10 Year ( -27.2%)

3 issues in and Iron Man is only 10k above where it was before it relaunched. No worries though it’ll reboot again because of Secret Wars in less than a year.

53, 57. DEATH OF WOLVERINE: LOGAN LEGACY
10/14  DoW: Logan Legacy #1 -  71,532  
10/14  DoW: Logan Legacy #2 -  48,795  ( -31.8%)
10/14  DoW: Logan Legacy #3 -  47,265  (  -3.9%)
11/14  DoW: Logan Legacy #4 -  42,114  ( -10.9%)
11/14  DoW: Logan Legacy #5 -  39,367  (  -6.5%)
12/14  DoW: Logan Legacy #6 -  36,647  (  -6.9%)
12/14  DoW: Logan Legacy #7 -  34,807  (  -5.0%)

Logan’s Legacy ends with about half the sales it started with two months ago. The Wolverines weekly series starts next month.

55. DEADPOOL vs.
04/14  Dpool vs. Carnage #1 – 57,275 [4,497]
04/14  Dpool vs. Carnage #2 – 49,374  (-13.8%)[2,757]
05/14  Dpool vs. Carnage #3 – 46,688  ( -5.4%)
06/14  Dpool vs. Carnage #4 – 47,228  (  1.2%)
07/14  Dpool vs. X-Force #1 - 54,762  ( --- )
07/14  Dpool vs. X-Force #2 - 45,047  (-17.7%)
08/14  Dpool vs. X-Force #3 - 38,471  (-14.6%)
09/14  Dpool vs. X-Force #4 – 35,748  ( -7.1%)
09/14  Dpool vs. Hawkeye #0 – 42,960  ( 20.2%)
10/14  Dpool vs. Hawkeye #1 – 47,983  ( 11.7%)
11/14  Dpool vs. Hawkeye #2 – 38,120  (-20.6%)
12/14  Dpool vs. Hawkeye #3 – 36,162  ( -5.1%)
---
6 Mnth ( -18.4%)

Deadpool vs. Hawkeye is following a similar sales trend as previous Deadpool vs. books.

58. SPIDER-VERSE TEAM UP
10/14  Spider-Verse Team Up #1  -  35,449  (---)
11/14  Spider-Verse Team Up #2  -  34,408  (-2.9%)

Spider-Verse Team Up maintains a very solid sales level.

64. DEADPOOL’S ART OF WAR
10/14  Deadpool’s Art of War #1 -  42,673  
11/14  Deadpool’s Art of War #2 -  36,707  (-14.0%)
12/14  Deadpool’s Art of War #3 -  33,151  ( -9.7%)

Deadpool’s Art of War is also very stable.

67. LEGENDARY 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%)

Star Lord keeps fluctuating between 32k and 37k, which is a pretty nice area for it to live. It will also probably get a boost during the upcoming Black Vortex crossover. This is a very good sales range for a single character comic and puts Star Lord in good company with books like Daredevil, Iron Man, Captain America and Thor which often sell around this level.

76. AMAZING X-MEN
12/04  Astonishing X-Men #7  - 134,109  
12/09  Astonishing X-Men #33 -  57,592  
12/11  Astonishing X-Men #45 -  31,392  
12/12  Astonishing X-Men #57 -  26,263  
---
11/13  Amazing X-Men v2 #1   - 112,337  (+434.4%)
12/13  Amazing X-Men v2 #2   -  60,870  ( -45.8%)
01/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #3   -  51,431  ( -15.5%)
02/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #4   -  48,161  (  -6.4%)
03/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #5   -  46,242  (  -4.0%)
04/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #6   -  45,095  (  -2.5%)
05/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #7   -  42,512  (  -5.7%)
06/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #8   -  41,613  (  -2.1%)
07/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #9   -  40,562  (  -2.5%)
08/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #10  -  36,405  ( -10.2%)
09/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #11  -  34,552  (  -5.1%)
10/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #12  -  32,966  (  -4.6%)
11/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #13  -  36,338  (  10.2%)
12/14  Amazing X-Men v2 #14  -  31,468  ( -13.4%)(Axis)
---
6  mnth  ( -24.4%)
1  year  ( -48.3%)
2  year  (  20.0%)
3  year  (   0.2%)
5 year   ( -45.4%)
10 year  ( -76.5%)

Amazing X-Men drops 13% this month as it ties into Axis. New story arc featuring the return of the Juggernaut starts soon, which might help boost sales.

77. MILES MORALES ULT SPIDER-MAN
12/04  Ult. Spider-Man v1 #70 –  88,964
12/09  Ult. Spider-Man v2 #5  –  45,849
12/11  Ult. Spider-Man v3 #5  –  48,308
12/12  Ult. Spider-Man v3 #18 -  36,944
---
12/13  Cataclysm USM #2 of 3  - 30,293  (-17.1%)
01/14  Cataclysm USM #3 of 3  - 27,650  ( -8.7%)
02/14  ---
03/14  ---
04/14  Ult. Spider-Man #200   - 41,608  ( 50.5%)
05/14  M.M. Ult Spider-Man #1 - 45,864  ( 10.2%)
06/14  M.M. Ult Spider-Man #2 - 38,231  (-16.6%)
07/14  M.M. Ult Spider-Man #3 - 37,240  ( -2.6%)
08/14  M.M. Ult Spider-Man #4 - 34,836  ( -6.5%)
09/14  M.M. Ult Spider-Man #5 - 34,140  ( -2.0%)
10/14  M.M. Ult Spider-Man #6 - 33,057  ( -3.2%)
11/14  M.M. Ult Spider-Man #7 - 31,607  ( -4.4%)
12/14  M.M. Ult Spider-Man #8 - 31,448  ( -0.5%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -17.7%)
1 year  (   3.8%)
2 year  ( -15.0%)
3 year  ( -34.9%)
5 year  ( -31.4%)
10 year ( -64.7%)

Miles has been very stable despite the rest of the Ultimate Universe crashing sales wise. It was just announced that the Ultimate books will merge with the main Marvel Universe as part of Secret Wars, and I expect Miles will find a new home and a new #1 in the aftermath of that event.

78. DAREDEVIL
12/04  Daredevil v2 #68 – 50,493
12/04  Daredevil   #503 – 38,680
12/11  Daredevil v3 #7  – 38,824
12/12  Daredevil v3 #21 - 35,848 
---
12/13  Daredevil v3 #34 - 32,331  ( -1.9%)
01/14  Daredevil v3 #35 - 32,067  ( -0.8%)
02/14  Daredevil v3 #36 – 31,494  ( -1.8%)
03/14  Daredevil v4 #1  - 76,006  (141.3%)[1,948]
04/14  Daredevil #1.50  - 48,462  (-36.2%)
04/14  Daredevil v4 #2  - 42,811  (-11.7%)
05/14  Daredevil v4 #3  - 39,316  (-8.2%)
06/14  Daredevil v4 #4  - 37,902  (-3.6%)
07/14  Daredevil v4 #5  - 36,825  (-2.8%)
07/14  Daredevil v4 #6  - 37,959  ( 3.1%)
07/14  Daredevil  #0.1  - 33,437
08/14  Daredevil v4 #7  - 36,785  (-3.1%)
09/14  Daredevil v4 #8  - 37,739  ( 2.6%)
10/14  Daredevil v4 #9  - 33,996  (-9.9%)
11/14  Daredevil v4 #10 - 32,438  (-4.6%)
12/14  Daredevil v4 #11 - 31,382  (-3.3%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -17.2%)
1 Year  (  -2.9%)
2 Year  ( -12.0%)
3 Year  ( -19.2%)
5 Year  ( -18.9%)
10 Year ( -37.8%)

Daredevil is winding down to the end of Waid and Samnee’s run just in time for Secret Wars and whatever comes next for the Marvel Universe.

80. MS. MARVEL
02/14  Ms. Marvel #1 -  50,286  (  --- ) [15,155]
03/14  Ms. Marvel #2 -  38,357  (-23.7%) [3,440]
04/14  Ms. Marvel #3 -  37,140  ( -3.2%)
05/14  Ms. Marvel #4 -  34,839  ( -6.2%)
06/14  Ms. Marvel #5 -  33,795  ( -3.0%)
07/14  Ms. Marvel #6 -  36,041  (  6.6%)
08/14  Ms. Marvel #7 -  32,866  ( -8.8%)
09/14  Ms. Marvel #8 -  32,182  ( -2.1%)
10/14  Ms. Marvel #9 -  32,915  (  2.3%)
12/14  Ms. Marvel #10 - 30,282  ( -8.0%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -10.4%)

Ms. Marvel sales drop a bit after its one month break, but it stays just above the 30k mark. I expect Ms. Marvel will definitely have a home in the new Marvel universe.

82. X-MEN
12/04  X-Men v2 #165 -  86,637  
12/11  X-Men v3 #22  -  39,121  
12/12  X-Men v3 #39  -  29,326  
---
11/13  X-Men v4 #7  -  56,968  ( -20.9%)
12/13  X-Men v4 #8  -  53,201  (  -6.6%)
01/14  X-Men v4 #9  -  49,412  (  -7.1%)
02/14  X-M  #10.Now -  52,486  (   6.2%)
02/14  X-Men v4 #11 -  47,498  (  -9.5%)
03/14  X-Men v4 #12 -  44,135  (  -7.1%)
04/14  X-Men v4 #13 -  42,065  (  -4.7%)
05/14  X-Men v4 #14 -  39,499  (  -6.1%)
06/14  X-Men v4 #15 -  38,271  (  -3.1%)
07/14  X-Men v4 #16 -  38,937  (   1.7%)
07/14  X-Men v4 #17 -  36,255  (  -6.9%)
08/14  X-Men v4 #18 -  35,543  (  -2.0%)
09/14  X-Men v4 #19 -  33,737  (  -5.1%)
10/14  X-Men v4 #20 -  33,004  (  -2.2%)
11/14  X-Men v4 #21 -  31,468  (  -4.7%)
12/14  X-Men v4 #22 -  30,200  (  -4.0%)
---
6  mnth  ( -21.1%)
1  year  ( -43.2%)
2  year  (   3.0%)
3  year  ( -22.8%)
10 year  ( -65.1%)

The Final issue of the current run drops 1 thousand issues. G. Willow Wilson takes over for a short arc next month.

83. SCARLET SPIDERS
11/14  Scarlet Spiders #1  -  36,281  (---)(Spider-Verse)
12/14  Scarlet Spiders #2  -  29,628  (-18.3%)(Spider-Verse)

Issue 2 of this 3 issue miniseries drops 6k issues, but will probably still end pretty strong.

84, 88. DEATH OF WOLVERINE: WEAPON X PROGRAM
11/14  DoW: Weapon X Program #1 - 44,612 
11/14  DoW: Weapon X Program #2 - 33,143 (-25.7%)
12/14  DoW: Weapon X Program #3 - 29,355 (-11.4%)
12/14  DoW: Weapon X Program #4 - 27,979 ( -4.7%)

Another Death of Wolverine tie-in. This series ends next month and will likely maintain around 25k issues.

85. CARNAGE
12/11  Carnage USA  #1 – 37,620
---
10/14  AXIS Carnage #1 – 38,548
11/14  AXIS Carnage #2 – 32,015 (-16.9%)
12/14  AXIS Carnage #3 – 28,804 (-10.0%)
---
3 Year  (-23.4%)

These are pretty solid sales for this Carnage mini.

86. MIGHTY AVENGERS
12/09  Mighty Avengers   #32 -  48,662  
---
12/13  Mighty Avengers v2 #4 -  35,740  (-15.3%)
01/14  Mighty Avengers#5.INH -  30,251  (-15.4%)
02/14  Mighty Avengers v2 #6 -  27,195  (-10.1%)
02/14  Mighty Avengers v2 #7 -  26,512  ( -2.5%)
03/14  Mighty Avengers v2 #8 -  24,933  ( -6.0%)
04/14  Mighty Avengers v2 #9 -  23,903  ( -4.1%)
05/14  Mighty Avengers v2 #10 - 28,711  ( 20.1%)
06/14  Mighty Avengers v2 #11 - 26,221  ( -8.7%) O.S. Tie-In
07/14  Mighty Avengers v2 #12 - 24,851  ( -5.2%) O.S. Tie-In
08/14  Mighty Avengers v2 #13 - 22,490  ( -9.5%)
09/14  Mighty Avengers v2 #14 - 21,516  ( -4.3%)
10/14  ---
11/14  Cap & M. Avengers  #1  - 60,206  (179.8%)
11/14  Cap & M. Avengers  #2  - 34,428  (-42.8%)
12/14  Cap & M. Avengers  #3  - 28,744  (-16.5%)
---
6 Mnth  (   9.6%)
1 Year  ( -19.6%)
5 Year  ( -40.9%)

Mighty Avengers is rapidly returning to its previous low sales numbers. If Secret Wars results in a culling of low-selling lines or a reshuffle and relaunch, I expect Mighty Avengers to be one of the books that gets reimagined.

90. HULK
12/09  Incred Hulk    #605 - 43,964
12/11  Incred Hulk v4 #3   – 46,446
12/12  Incred Hulk v5 #2   - 63,653
---
12/13  Hulk #17.INH        - 35,679  (  -0.5%)
01/14  Hulk #18.INH        - 33,056  (  -7.4%)
02/14  Indestructible #19  - 31,192  (  -5.6%)
03/14  Indestructible #20  - 30,042  (  -3.7%)
04/14  Hulk v3 #1          - 73,551  ( 144.8%)
04/14  Hulk v3 #2          - 40,590  ( -44.8%)
05/14  Hulk v3 #3          - 37,639  (  -7.3%)
06/14  Hulk v3 #4          - 35,377  (  -6.0%)
08/14  Hulk v3 #5          - 34,903  (  -1.3%)
09/14  Hulk v3 #6          - 33,032  (  -5.4%)
10/14  Hulk v3 #7          - 35,084  (   6.2%)
11/14  Hulk v3 #8          - 34,483  (  -1.7%)
12/14  Hulk v3 #9          - 27,697  ( -19.7%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -21.7%)
1 Year  ( -22.4%)
2 Year  ( -56.0%)
3 Year  ( -40.4%)
5 Year  ( -37.0%)

After a few months of stability, Hulk drops almost 20% this month falling below the 30k line. With Secret Wars looming, I’m sure some sort of reboot is on the way.

91. Magneto
12/11  Magneto Not a Hero #2 – 19,262
---
03/14  Magneto #1 – 55,337
04/14  Magneto #2 – 35,772  (-35.4%)[2,297]
05/14  Magneto #3 – 35,504  ( -0.7%)
05/14  Magneto #4 – 33,070  ( -6.9%)
06/14  Magneto #5 – 32,837  ( -0.7%)
07/14  Magneto #6 – 32,675  ( -0.5%)
07/14  Magneto #7 – 31,001  ( -5.1%)
08/14  Magneto #8 – 29,727  ( -4.1%)
09/14  Magneto #9 – 31,563  (  6.2%)(Axis)
09/14  Magneto #10– 30,769  ( -2.5%)(Axis)
10/14  Magneto #11– 31,642  (  2.8%)(Axis)
11/14  Magneto #12– 30,107  ( -4.9%)(Axis)
12/14  Magneto #13– 27,418  ( -8.9%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -16.5%)
3 year  (  42.3%)

Magneto’s first post-Axis issue drops a few thousand copies. It looks like Axis may have been helping keep this title afloat above the 30k line. Will it survive the Secret Wars and get a relaunch?

93. MOON KNIGHT
12/09  Vengeance of MK#4  -  21,482  
12/11  Moon Knight v4 #8  -  24,626  
---
03/14  Moon Knight v5 #1  -  58,022 (  --- ) [7,266]
04/14  Moon Knight v5 #2  -  40,885 (-29.5%) [3,621]
05/14  Moon Knight v5 #3  -  42,607 (  4.2%)
06/14  Moon Knight v5 #4  -  40,348 ( -5.3%)
07/14  Moon Knight v5 #5  -  38,630 ( -4.3%)
08/14  Moon Knight v5 #6  -  37,646 ( -2.5%)
09/14  Moon Knight v5 #7  -  35,630 ( -5.4%)
10/14  Moon Knight v5 #8  -  32,434 ( -9.0%)
11/14  Moon Knight v5 #9  -  28,739 (-11.4%)
12/14  Moon Knight v5 #10 -  26,633 ( -7.3%)
---
6 Mnth  (-34.0%)
3 year  (  8.1%)
5 year  ( 24.0%)

Moon Knight continues its descent since the critically acclaimed creative team moved onto an Image book. There’s much less praise and excitement about the new arc, which seems to be reflected in the shrinking sales.

95, 101. AXIS REVOLUTIONS
10/14  Axis Revolutions #1 - 32,794
11/14  Axis Revolutions #2 - 27,775 (-15.3%)
12/14  Axis Revolutions #3 - 26,364 ( -5.1%)
12/14  Axis Revolutions #4 - 25,445 ( -3.5%)

Axis tie-in series ending at around 1/3 of the main Axis series sales, which isn’t terrible but isn’t great either.

97. INHUMAN 
04/14  Inhuman #1 - 58,309  
05/14  Inhuman #2 - 41,810 ( -28.3%) 
08/14  Inhuman #3 - 37,159 ( -11.1%) 
08/14  Inhuman #4 - 34,215 (  -7.9%) 
09/14  Inhuman #5 - 32,719 (  -4.4%) 
09/14  Inhuman #6 - 30,761 (  -6.0%) 
10/14  Inhuman #7 - 29,903 (  -2.8%)
11/14  Inhuman #8 - 50,766 ( -15.0%)
12/14  Inhuman #9 - 25,962 ( -48.9%)
12/14  Inhuman #10- 25,445 (  -2.0%)
---
6 Mnth  (-39.1%)

So a helpful commenter (thanks Randy C.) pointed out that the big boost to Inhumans #8 last month was due to Marvel shipping stores extra books to cross-promote with the Agents of SHIELD mid-season finale Inhumans reveal. So these lower numbers are much closer to Inhuman’s true sales numbers. Oddly enough despite this book not selling very well at all, Marvel is adding a second Inhumans book in April. This is likely due to the importance of the Inhumans to their overall publishing and film plans. Expect Inhumans to be an even bigger part of the Marvel Universe after Secret Wars.

100. GUARDIANS 3000
10/14  Guardians 3000 #1  -  58,574  (---)
11/14  Guardians 3000 #2  -  34,467  (-41.2%)
12/14  Guardians 3000 #3  -  25,509  (-26.0%)

Guardians 3000 drops a quarter of its sales this month. Of all the new Guardians books this one is selling the worst, perhaps it because these character aren’t as well known as the ones featured in the movie?

108. FANTASTIC FOUR
12/04  Fantastic Four #521   – 47,636
12/09  Fantastic Four #574   – 38,431
12/11  Fantastic Four #601   – 51,080
12/12  Fantastic Four #  2   - 58,421
---
12/13  Fantastic Four v5 #15 - 27,610  (  -3.7%)
01/14  Fantastic Four v5 #16 - 28,045  (   1.6%)
02/14  Fantastic Four v6 #1  - 65,775  ( 134.5%)
03/14  Fantastic Four v6 #2  - 37,569  ( -42.9%)
04/14  Fantastic Four v6 #3  - 34,930  (  -7.0%)
05/14  Fantastic Four v6 #4  - 33,263  (  -4.8%)
05/14  Fantastic Four v6 #5  - 33,336  (   0.2%)
06/14  Fantastic Four v6 #6  - 33,177  (  -0.5%) O.S. Tie-In
07/14  Fantastic Four v6 #7  - 33,687  (   1.5%) O.S. Tie-In
08/14  Fantastic Four v6 #8  - 30,674  (  -8.9%) O.S. Tie-In
08/14  Fantastic Four v6 #9  - 28,827  (  -6.0%)
09/14  Fantastic Four v6 #10 - 28,118  (  -2.5%)
10/14  Fantastic Four v6 #11 - 26,938  (  -4.2%)
10/14  Fantastic Four v6 #12 - 26,638  (  -1.1%)
11/14  Fantastic Four v6 #13 - 25,432  (  -4.5%)
12/14  Fantastic Four v6 #14 - 24,716  (  -2.8%)
---
6 mnth  ( -25.5%)
1 year  ( -10.5%)
2 year  ( -58.0%)
3 year  ( -51.6%)
5 year  ( -35.7%)
10 year ( -48.1%)

Fantastic Four suffers from standard attrition, as it marches towards its end in April. The covers for Secret Wars suggest the FF will play into Secret Wars, but will they all survive it, and what will the FF look like in the new universe.

116. NOVA
12/09  Nova v4 #32 - 22,202
---
12/13  Nova v5 #11 - 27,982  (-14.5%)
01/14  Nova v5 #12 - 25,043  ( -10.5%)
02/14  Nova#13.Now – 26,147  (   4.4%)
03/14  Nova v5 #14 – 23,459  ( -10.3%)
03/14  Nova v5 #15 – 22,996  (  -2.0%)
04/14  Nova v5 #16 – 22,020  (  -4.2%)
05/14  Nova v5 #17 – 21,652  (  -1.7%)
06/14  Nova v5 #18 – 25,875  (  19.5%) O.S. Tie-In
07/14  Nova v5 #19 – 24,580  (  -5.0%) O.S. Tie-In
08/14  Nova v5 #20 – 24,377  (  -0.8%) O.S. Tie-In
09/14  Nova v5 #21 – 22,338  (  -8.4%)
10/14  Nova v5 #22 – 22,485  (   0.7%) 
11/14  Nova v5 #23 – 21,706  (  -3.5%)(Axis) 
11/14  Nova v5 #24 – 21,575  (  -0.6%)(Axis)
12/14  Nova v5 #25 – 21,805  (   1.1%)(Axis) 
---
6 Mnth  ( -15.7%)
1 Year  ( -22.1%)
5 Year  (  -1.8%)

Nova gets a little help from Axis, keeping it alive until its next tie-in with a more popular book in February’s Black Vortex. Will Secret Wars finally bring back Richard Rider or keep Sam Alexander around?

117. Loki, Agent of Asgard
---
02/14  Loki #1 -  41,921  (  --- )
03/14  Loki #2 -  27,968  ( -33.3%)
04/14  Loki #3 -  27,472  (  -1.8%)[2,269]
05/14  Loki #4 -  26,012  (  -7.0%)
06/14  Loki #5 -  24,794  (  -4.7%)
09/14  Loki #6 -  25,131  (   1.4%)(Axis)
10/14  Loki #7 -  25,430  (   1.2%)(Axis)
11/14  Loki #8 -  23,333  (  -8.2%)(Axis)
12/14  Loki #9 -  21,697  (  -7.0%)(Axis)
---
6 mnth  ( -12.5%)

Loki benefitted from its Axis tie-in at first, but these last few months the sales have dropped off and it is starting to reach the 20k danger zone.

118. ALL NEW MIRACLEMAN ANNUAL
12/14  All New MiracleMan Annual #1 -  21,644
120. BLACK WIDOW
12/04  Black Widow #3  – 24,372
12/09  Deadly Origin #2– 20,925
---
01/14  Black Widow #1  - 53,879
01/14  Black Widow #2  - 31,260  ( -42.0%)
02/14  Black Widow #3  – 28,127  ( -10.0%)
03/14  Black Widow #4  – 27,378  (  -2.7%)
04/14  Black Widow #5  – 27,055  (  -1.2%)
05/14  Black Widow #6  – 26,136  (  -3.4%)
06/14  Black Widow #7  – 25,423  (  -2.7%)
07/14  Black Widow #8  – 24,555  (  -3.4%)
08/14  Black Widow #9  – 24,885  (   1.3%)
09/14  Black Widow #10 – 23,687  (  -4.8%)
10/14  Black Widow #11 – 23,922  (   1.0%)
11/14  Black Widow #12 – 22,971  (  -4.0%)
12/14  Black Widow #13 – 21,444  (  -6.6%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -15.7%)
5 Year  (   2.5%)
10 Year ( -12.0%)

Black Widow drops again. Due to her role in the MCU, I expect Black Widow will get a relaunch in the new universe.

122. PUNISHER
12/04  Punisher v7 #15  – 40,359
12/09  Punisher v8 #12  – 24,985
12/11  Punisher v9 #5   - 23,971
12/12  Pun Warzone #2   - 25,471
---
02/14  Punisher v10 #1  – 54,558  (   --- )
02/14  Punisher v10 #2  – 31,709  ( -41.9%)
03/14  Punisher v10 #3  – 29,636  (  -5.6%)
04/14  Punisher v10 #4  – 28,435  (  -5.0%)
05/14  Punisher v10 #5  – 27,471  (  -3.4%)
06/14  Punisher v10 #6  – 26,606  (  -3.1%)
06/14  Punisher v10 #7  – 26,192  (  -1.6%)
07/14  Punisher v10 #8  – 25,957  (  -0.9%)
08/14  Punisher v10 #9  – 25,876  (  -0.3%)
09/14  Punisher v10 #10 – 23,680  (  -8.5%)
10/14  Punisher v10 #11 – 28,710  (  21.2%)
11/14  Punisher v10 #12 – 21,785  ( -24.1%)
12/14  Punisher v10 #13 – 21,248  (  -2.5%)
---
6 mnth  ( -18.9%)
2 year  ( -17.0%)
3 year  ( -11.4%)
5 year  ( -15.0%)
10 year ( -47.4%)

Another drop for Punisher, but I expect he’ll get a relaunch in the fall.

123. AXIS HOBGOBLIN
10/14  Axis Hobgoblin #1 - 31,243
11/14  Axis Hobgoblin #2 - 26,066 (-16.6%)
12/14  Axis Hobgoblin #3 - 20,958 (-19.6%)

Hobgoblin doesn’t fare as well as some of the other Axis tie-ins.

124. ALL-NEW X-FACTOR
12/09  X-Factor #200   - 36,577  
12/11  X-Factor #229   - 23,667  
12/12  X-Factor #249   - 21,211  
---
01/14  X-Factor v4 #1  - 45,727  (
01/14  X-Factor v4 #2  - 32,228  ( -29.5%)
02/14  X-Factor v4 #3  - 29,915  (  -3.2%)
03/14  X-Factor v4 #4  - 27,337  (  -8.6%)
03/14  X-Factor v4 #5  - 26,656  (  -2.5%)
04/14  X-Factor v4 #6  - 26,029  (  -2.4%)
05/14  X-Factor v4 #7  - 24,873  (  -4.4%)
05/14  X-Factor v4 #8  - 24,283  (  -2.4%)
06/14  X-Factor v4 #9  - 23,720  (  -2.3%)
07/14  X-Factor v4 #10 - 22,563  (  -4.9%)
07/14  X-Factor v4 #11 - 22,428  (  -0.6%)
08/14  X-Factor v4 #12 - 21,352  (  -4.8%)
09/14  X-Factor v4 #13 - 20,615  (  -3.5%)
09/14  X-Factor v4 #14 - 20,820  (   1.0%)
10/14  X-Factor v4 #15 - 22,240  (   6.8%)(Axis)
11/14  X-Factor v4 #16 - 21,276  (  -4.3%)(Axis)
12/14  X-Factor v4 #17 - 20,916  (  -1.7%)(Axis)
12/14  X-Factor v4 #18 - 19,963  (  -4.6%)(Axis)
---
6 Mnth  ( -15.8%)
2 Year  (  -6.0%)
3 Year  ( -15.7%)
5 Year  ( -45.4%)

X-Factor is another book that got an initial boost from Axis but has started to slip this month. This run ends with issue 20.

126.  AVENGERS WORLD
01/14  Avengers World #1 - 86,727
01/14  Avengers World #2 - 53,693  (-38.1%)
02/14  Avengers World #3 – 39,999  (-25.5%)
03/14  Avengers World #4 – 34,397  (-14.0%)
04/14  Avengers World #5 – 31,110  ( -9.6%)
05/14  Avengers World #6 – 28,969  ( -6.9%)
06/14  Avengers World #7 – 27,854  ( -3.8%)
06/14  Avengers World #8 – 26,912  ( -3.4%)
07/14  Avengers World #9 – 24,771  ( -8.0%)
07/14  Avengers World #10– 24,196  ( -2.3%)
08/14  Avengers World #11– 23,493  ( -2.9%)
09/14  Avengers World #12– 22,375  ( -4.8%)
09/14  Avengers World #13– 21,599  ( -3.5%)
10/14  Avengers World #14– 21,095  ( -2.3%)
11/14  Avengers World #15– 27,139  ( 28.7%)(Axis)
12/14  Avengers World #16– 20,853  (-23.2%)(Axis)
---
6 Mnth  ( -22.5%)

The Axis boosts of last month did not last until this month. I expect sales to continue to drop without the support of the event tie-in. I wonder what the Avengers line will look like next September.

128. Nightcrawler
12/04  Nightcrawler #3 – 31,437
---
04/14  Nightcrawler #1 – 49,426
05/14  Nightcrawler #2 – 35,356 (-28.5%)
06/14  Nightcrawler #3 – 31,743 (-10.2%)
07/14  Nightcrawler #4 – 27,990 (-11.8%)
08/14  Nightcrawler #5 – 25,627 ( -8.4%)
09/14  Nightcrawler #6 – 23,921 ( -6.7%)
10/14  Nightcrawler #7 – 23,379 ( -2.3%)
11/14  Nightcrawler #8 – 21,845 ( -6.6%)
12/14  Nightcrawler #9 – 20,317 ( -7.0%)
---
6 Mnth  (-36.0%)
10 Year (-35.4%)

Nightcrawler is scheduled to end with issue 12.

130. CAPTAIN MARVEL
12/09  Ms. Marvel #48        - 22,527  
12/12  Captain Marvel #8     - 19,970  
---
11/13  Captain Marvel v6 #17 - 18,173  (-20.5%)
12/13  ---
01/14  ---
02/14  ---
03/14  Captain Marvel v7 #1  - 44,248  
04/14  Captain Marvel v7 #2  - 28,008 (-36.7%)
05/14  Captain Marvel v7 #3  - 26,057 ( -7.0%)
06/14  Captain Marvel v7 #4  - 24,062 ( -7.7%)
07/14  Captain Marvel v7 #5  - 23,666 ( -1.6%)
08/14  Captain Marvel v7 #6  - 21,221 (-10.3%)
09/14  Captain Marvel v7 #7  - 21,022 ( -0.9%)
10/14  Captain Marvel v7 #8  - 20,692 ( -1.6%)
11/14  Captain Marvel v7 #9  - 19,885 ( -3.9%)
12/14  Captain Marvel v7 #10 - 19,973 (  0.4%)
---
6 mnth  ( -17.0%)
2 year  (   0.0%)
5 year  ( -11.3%)

Captain Marvel gets a small boost of about 100 issues this month. It will be tying into the new Black Vortex crossover in the spring.

133. Iron Fist: Living Weapon
12/04  Iron Fist #6    -  17,985  
---
04/14  Iron Fist LW #1 -  53,613 (  --- )[2,350]
05/14  Iron Fist LW #2 -  33,643 ( -37.2%)
06/14  Iron Fist LW #3 -  29,816 ( -11.4%)
07/14  Iron Fist LW #4 -  26,147 ( -12.3%)
08/14  Iron Fist LW #5 -  24,178 (  -7.5%)
09/14  Iron Fist LW #6 -  21,926 (  -9.3%)
10/14  ---
11/14  ---
12/14  Iron Fist LW #7 -  19,526 ( -10.9%)
---
6  mnth (-34.5%)

Iron Fist drops below the 20k mark. No word of a final issue, but with Secret War on the horizon, expect a lot of books to get a relaunch next fall.

134. SHE-HULK
12/12  Red She-Hulk #60- 20,798
---
02/14  She-Hulk #1     - 41,921  (  --- )[3,270]
03/14  She-Hulk #2     - 26,675  (-36.3%)
04/14  She-Hulk #3     - 27,398  (  2.7%)
05/14  She-Hulk #4     - 25,543  ( -6.8%)
06/14  She-Hulk #5     - 24,736  ( -3.2%)
07/14  She-Hulk #6     - 23,562  ( -3.2%)
08/14  She-Hulk #7     - 22,883  ( -2.9%)
09/14  She-Hulk #8     - 21,349  ( -6.7%)
10/14  She-Hulk #9     - 21,418  (  0.3%)
11/14  She-Hulk #10    - 20,188  ( -5.7%)
12/14  She-Hulk #11    - 19,095  ( -5.4%)
---
6 Mnth  (-22.8%)
2 Year  ( -8.0%)

She-Hulk ends with issue 12 next month.

137. X-FORCE
12/04  X-Force v2 #5  - 38,008  
12/09  X-Force v3 #22 - 51,859  
12/11  X-Force v4 #19 - 55,333
12/12  X-Force v4 #35 - 47,736  
---
12/13  X-Force v5 #15 - 27,567  ( -4.6%)
01/14  X-Force v5 #16 - 27,701  (  0.5%)
01/14  X-Force v5 #17 - 27,319  ( -1.4%)
02/14  X-Force v6 #1  - 47,427  ( 73.6%)
03/14  X-Force v6 #2  - 33,079  (-30.3%)
04/14  X-Force v6 #3  - 29,541  (-10.7%)
04/14  X-Force v6 #4  - 28,067  ( -5.0%)
05/14  X-Force v6 #5  - 26,215  ( -6.6%)
06/14  X-Force v6 #6  - 24,358  ( -7.1%)
07/14  X-Force v6 #7  - 23,675  ( -2.8%)
08/14  X-Force v6 #8  - 22,299  ( -5.8%)
09/14  X-Force v6 #9  - 21,263  ( -4.6%)
10/14  X-Force v6 #10 - 20,539  ( -3.4%)
10/14  X-Force v6 #11 - 20,308  ( -1.1%)
11/14  X-Force v6 #12 - 19,369  ( -4.6%)
12/14  X-Force v6 #13 - 18,759  ( -3.1%)
---
6 mnth  ( -23.0%)
1 year  ( -32.0%)
2 year  ( -61.0%)
3 year  ( -66.1%)
5 year  ( -63.8%)
10 year ( -50.6%)

X-Force ends with issue 15.

pre>141. DEATHLOK
12/09 Deathlok #2 – 14,059

10/14 Deathlok #1 – 43,991
11/14 Deathlok #2 – 20,883 ( -52.5%)
12/14 Deathlok #3 – 18,112 ( -13.3%)

5 year (28.8%)

Deathlok continues to drop but is still solicited through issue 7 in April.

145. CYCLOPS
---
05/14  Cyclops #1 – 47,468
06/14  Cyclops #2 – 31,132 ( -34.4%)
07/14  Cyclops #3 – 25,925 ( -16.7%)
08/14  Cyclops #4 – 23,305 ( -16.7%)
09/14  Cyclops #5 – 21,874 (  -6.1%)
10/14  Cyclops #6 – 20,115 (  -8.0%)
11/14  Cyclops #7 – 18,371 (  -8.7%)
12/14  Cyclops #8 – 17,146 (  -6.7%)
---
6 Mnth ( -44.9%)

Cyclops drops another 1000 issues. Still solicited through April and looks like it’ll be tying into Black Vortex.

146. SECRET AVENGERS
12/11  Secret Avengers    #20 - 38,202
12/12  Secret Avengers    #35 - 30,755
---
11/13  Secret Avengers v2 #11 - 25,326  ( -13.1%)
12/13  Secret Avengers v2 #12 - 23,863  (  -5.8%)
12/13  Secret Avengers v2 #13 - 23,172  (  -2.9%)
01/14  Secret Avengers v2 #14 - 21,372  (  -7.8%)
02/14  Secret Avengers v2 #15 – 20,059  (  -6.1%)
02/14  Secret Avengers v2 #16 – 20,022  (  -0.2%)
03/14  Secret Avengers v3 #1  - 34,036  (  70.0%)
04/14  Secret Avengers v3 #2  - 24,724  ( -27.4%)
05/14  Secret Avengers v3 #3  - 22,860  (  -7.5%)
06/14  Secret Avengers v3 #4  - 21,335  (  -6.7%)
07/14  Secret Avengers v3 #5  - 20,088  (  -5.8%)
07/14  Secret Avengers v3 #6  - 19,435  (  -3.3%)
08/14  Secret Avengers v3 #7  - 20,017  (   3.0%)
09/14  Secret Avengers v3 #8  - 18,680  (  -6.7%)
10/14  Secret Avengers v3 #9  - 18,974  (   1.6%)
11/14  Secret Avengers v3 #10 - 17,652  (  -7.0%)
12/14  Secret Avengers v3 #11 - 17,109  (  16.5%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -19.8%)
1 Year  ( -28.3%)
2 Year  ( -44.0%)
3 Year  ( -55.2%)

Secret Avengers ends with issue 15 in April.

148. STORM
---
07/14  Storm #1 – 47,566
08/14  Storm #2 – 25,268 ( -46.9%)
09/14  Storm #3 – 22,078 ( -12.6%)
10/14  Storm #4 – 19,862 ( -10.0%)
11/14  Storm #5 – 17,999 (  -9.4%)
12/14  Storm #6 – 17,028 (  -5.4%)

Storm continues to drop although the drops are shrinking. It is currently still solicited through issue 10 in April.

162. ALL-NEW INVADERS
12/04  Invaders #4           - 23,708  
---
01/14  All-New Invaders  #1  - 55,167
02/14  All-New Invaders  #2  – 32,293  (-41.5%)
03/14  All-New Invaders  #3  – 27,329  (-15.4%)
04/14  All-New Invaders  #4  – 22,927  (-16.1%)
05/14  All-New Invaders  #5  – 21,843  ( -4.7%)
06/14  All-New Invaders  #6  – 23,470  (  7.4%) O.S. Tie-In
07/14  All-New Invaders  #7  – 22,332  ( -4.8%) O.S. Tie-In 
07/14  All-New Invaders  #8  – 19,865  (-11.0%) 
08/14  All-New Invaders  #9  – 18,666  ( -6.0%) 
09/14  All-New Invaders  #10 – 17,821  ( -4.5%) 
10/14  All-New Invaders  #11 – 16,711  ( -6.2%) 
11/14  All-New Invaders  #12 – 15,613  ( -6.6%)
12/14  All-New Invaders  #13 – 14,697  ( -5.9%)
---
6  Mnth  ( -32.7%)

Invaders ends with issue 15 in February.

172. Elektra
---
04/14  Elektra #1 -  47,676 (  --- )
05/14  Elektra #2 -  26,612 (-44.2%)
06/14  Elektra #3 -  22,773 (-14.4%)
07/14  Elektra #4 -  19,125 (-16.0%)
08/14  Elektra #5 -  17,209 (-10.0%)
09/14  Elektra #6 -  16,136 ( -6.2%)
10/14  Elektra #7 -  15,021 ( -6.9%)
11/14  Elektra #8 -  14,132 ( -5.9%)
12/14  Elektra #9 -  13,241 ( -6.3%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -41.9%)

Elektra ends with issue 11.

174. All NEW ULTIMATES
12/04  Ultimates      #2  - 146,277
12/11  Ult comics Ult #5  -  36,396
12/12  Ult comics Ult #19 -  26,971
-
12/13  Cataclysm Ult. #2 - 33,348  (-20.8%)
01/14  Cataclysm Ult. #3 - 29,566  (-11.3%)
02/14  ---
03/14  ---
04/14  All-New Ult #1   - 30,308  ( 39.6%)
05/14  All-New Ult #2   - 24,165  (-20.3%)
06/14  All-New Ult #3   - 21,898  ( -9.4%)
06/14  All-New Ult #4   - 20,561  ( -6.1%)
07/14  All-New Ult #5   - 18,199  (-11.5%)
08/14  All-New Ult #6   - 16,605  ( -8.8%)
08/14  All-New Ult #7   - 16,654  (  0.3%)
09/14  All-New Ult #8   - 16,068  ( -3.5%)
10/14  All-New Ult #9   - 14,917  ( -7.2%)
11/14  All-New Ult #10  - 13,559  ( -9.1%)
12/14  All-New Ult #11  - 13,011  ( -4.0%)
---
6  Mnth  ( -40.6%)
1  Year  ( -61.0%)
2  Year  ( -52.0%)
3  Year  ( -64.3%)
10 Year  ( -91.1%)

Ultimates ends with issue 12 in January.

179. AVENGERS NOW
---
12/14  Avengers Now – 12,497

Avengers Now is a $4.99 Marvel Universe handbook update, and sells pretty well.

186. MEN OF WRATH
---
10/14  Men of Wrath #1 – 20,927
11/14  Men of Wrath #2 – 13,484 (-35.6%)
12/14  Men of Wrath #3 – 11,839 (-12.2%)

The drops are shrinking for this Icon book.

188. MARVEL’s AVENGERS
---
12/14  Marvel’s Avengers – 11,370

A comic book adaptation of the first Avengers film that sells at the normal number for these kinds of adaptations.

198. Dark Tower: Drawing of Three
09/14  Dark tower: DoT #1 – 21,072
09/14  Dark tower: DoT #2 – 12,356  ( -41.4%)
10/14  Dark tower: DoT #3 – 12,130  (  -1.8%)
11/14  Dark tower: DoT #4 – 11,351  (  -6.4%)
12/14  Dark tower: DoT #5 – 10,709  (  -5.7%)

Dark tower is stabilizing around its normal sales numbers.

224. GEORGE ROMERO EMPIRE OF THE DEAD: ACT TWO
01/14  Act One #1 of 5 - 24,515
02/14  Act One #2 of 5 – 17,624 ( -28.1%)
03/14  Act One #3 of 5 – 15,720 ( -10.8%)
04/14  Act One #4 of 5 – 14,855 (  -5.5%)
06/14  Act One #5 of 5 – 13,924 (  -6.3%)
09/14  Act Two #1 of 5 – 13,163 (  -5.5%)
10/14  Act Two #2 of 5 – 10,360 ( -21.3%)
11/14  Act Two #3 of 5 –  9,047 ( -12.7%)
12/14  Act Two #4 of 5 –  8,331 (  -7.9%)

Empire of the Dead continues to drop, although the drops are shrinking.

299. MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN
12/12  MUU Spider-Man #9  – 5,235  ( -3.0%)
---
12/13  MUU Spider-Man #21 – 5,015  ( -2.9%)
01/14  MUU Spider-Man #22 - ?,???  (  ??? )
02/14  MUU Spider-Man #23 – 4,761  ( -3.7%)
03/14  MUU Spider-Man #24 – 4,544  ( -4.6%)
04/14  MUU Spider-Man #25 – 4,529  ( -0.3%)
05/14  MUU Spider-Man #26 – 4,759  (  5.1%)
06/14  MUU Spider-Man #27 – 4,713  ( -1.0%)
07/14  ---
08/14  ---
09/14  ---
10/14  ---
11/14  MUU Spider-Man WW #1  – 6,343  (  -1.0%)
12/14  MUU Spider-Man WW #2  – 5,063  ( -20.2%)
---
6 Mnth  (  7.4%)
1 Year  (  1.0%)
2 Year  ( -3.0%)

Web Warriors drops closer to the normal sales for these cartoon tie-ins. The other cartoon tie-in Avengers book didn’t chart this month.

6-Month Comparisons

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98.6%	THOR #3
90.6%	SPIDER-MAN AND X-MEN #1
64.6%	ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #2
41.1%	AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #7
39.7%	AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #9
39.6%	AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #8
38.5%	SUPERIOR IRON MAN #3
9.6%	CAPTAIN AMERICA AND MIGHTY AVENGERS #3 
7.4%	MU ULT SPIDER-MAN WEB WARRIORS #2
1.5%	UNCANNY X-MEN #29
0.8%	ALL NEW X-MEN #34
-3.9%	AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11 (SV)
-4.3%	GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #22
-5.0%	NEW AVENGERS #28 TRO
-10.4%	MS MARVEL #10
-11.8%	ALL NEW X-FACTOR #17 
-12.5%	LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #9 
-12.7%	AVENGERS #39 TRO
-15.7%	BLACK WIDOW #13
-15.7%	NOVA #25 (Axis)
-15.8%	ALL NEW X-FACTOR #18 
-16.5%	MAGNETO #13
-17.0%	CAPTAIN MARVEL #10
-17.2%	DAREDEVIL #11
-17.7%	MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #8
-18.9%	PUNISHER #13
-19.7%	DEADPOOL #38 
-19.8%	SECRET AVENGERS #11 
-21.1%	X-MEN #22
-21.7%	HULK #9
-22.0%	DEADPOOL #39 
-22.5%	AVENGERS WORLD #16 
-22.8%	SHE-HULK #11 
-23.0%	X-FORCE #13 
-24.4%	AMAZING X-MEN #14
-25.5%	FANTASTIC FOUR #14 
-32.7%	ALL NEW INVADERS #13 
-34.0%	MOON KNIGHT #10
-34.5%	IRON FIST LIVING WEAPON #7
-36.0%	NIGHTCRAWLER #9 
-39.1%	INHUMAN #10 
-40.2%	GEORGE ROMEROS EMPIRE OF DEAD ACT 2 #4
-40.6%	ALL NEW ULTIMATES #11
-41.9%	ELEKTRA #9
-44.9%	CYCLOPS #8

1 Year Comparisons

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83.3%	THOR #3
58.6%	SPIDER-MAN AND X-MEN #1
45.0%	ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #2
37.6%	AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11 
37.0%	SCARLET SPIDERS #2 
23.1%	AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #7
21.9%	AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #9
21.8%	AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #8
19.3%	SUPERIOR IRON MAN #3
3.8%	MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #8
1.0%	M U ULT SPIDER-MAN WEB WARRIORS #2
0.9%	DEADPOOL #38 (Axis)
-2.0%	GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #22
-2.0%	DEADPOOL #39 (Axis)
-2.9%	DAREDEVIL #11
-10.5%	FANTASTIC FOUR #14
-14.7%	UNCANNY X-MEN #29
-15.6%	ALL NEW X-MEN #34
-19.6%	CAPTAIN AMERICA AND MIGHTY AVENGERS #3
-22.1%	NOVA #25
-22.4%	HULK #9
-28.3%	SECRET AVENGERS #11 
-29.6%	NEW AVENGERS #28 TRO
-32.0%	X-FORCE #13
-43.2%	X-MEN #22
-48.3%	AMAZING X-MEN #14 
-61.0%	ALL NEW ULTIMATES #11
-63.1%	AVENGERS #39 TRO

2 Year Comparisons

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36%	SPIDER-MAN AND X-MEN #1
31%	THOR #3
20%	AMAZING X-MEN #14 
11%	SCARLET SPIDERS #2 
3%	X-MEN #22
0%	CAPTAIN MARVEL #10
-1%	ALL NEW X-FACTOR #17
-3%	MU ULT SPIDER-MAN WEB WARRIORS #2
-6%	ALL NEW X-FACTOR #18 
-8%	SHE-HULK #11 
-12%	DAREDEVIL #11
-15%	MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #8
-17%	PUNISHER #13
-22%	ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #2
-28%	DEADPOOL #38 (Axis)
-30%	DEADPOOL #39 (Axis)
-31%	ALL NEW X-MEN #34
-32%	SUPERIOR IRON MAN #3
-44%	SECRET AVENGERS #11 
-48%	AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11 
-50%	AVENGERS #39 TRO
-52%	ALL NEW ULTIMATES #11
-56%	HULK #9
-58%	FANTASTIC FOUR #14
-61%	X-FORCE #13

3 Year Comparisons

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94.0%	AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11 
91.0%	THOR #3
70.6%	DEADPOOL #38 (Axis)
65.8%	DEADPOOL #39 (Axis)
42.3%	MAGNETO #13
9.6%	SUPERIOR IRON MAN #3
8.1%	MOON KNIGHT #10
6.0%	SPIDER-MAN AND X-MEN #1
4.9%	ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #2
0.2%	AMAZING X-MEN #14 
-11.4%	PUNISHER #13
-11.6%	ALL NEW X-FACTOR #17
-15.7%	ALL NEW X-FACTOR #18 
-16.5%	UNCANNY X-MEN #29
-17.6%	AVENGERS #39 TRO
-19.2%	DAREDEVIL #11
-22.8%	X-MEN #22
-23.4%	AXIS CARNAGE #3
-24.7%	NEW AVENGERS #28 TRO
-30.3%	DARK TOWER DoT PRISONER #5
-34.9%	MM ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #8
-40.4%	HULK #9
-51.6%	FANTASTIC FOUR #14
-55.2%	SECRET AVENGERS #11 
-64.3%	ALL NEW ULTIMATES #11
-66.1%	X-FORCE #13

5 Year Comparisons

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135.6%	GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #22
119.9%	AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1
78.0%	AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11 
31.4%	THOR #3
28.8%	DEATHLOK #3
24.0%	MOON KNIGHT #10
2.5%	BLACK WIDOW #13
-1.8%	NOVA #25
-5.4%	DEADPOOL #38 (Axis)
-8.1%	DEADPOOL #39 (Axis)
-11.3%	CAPTAIN MARVEL #10
-15.0%	PUNISHER #13
-18.0%	SUPERIOR IRON MAN #3
-18.9%	DAREDEVIL #11
-20.2%	UNCANNY X-MEN #29
-31.4%	MM ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #8
-35.7%	FANTASTIC FOUR #14
-37.0%	HULK #9
-40.9%	CAPT AM & MIGHTY AVENGERS #3
-42.8%	ALL NEW X-FACTOR #17
-45.2%	NEW AVENGERS #28 TRO
-45.4%	AMAZING X-MEN #14 
-45.4%	ALL NEW X-FACTOR #18 
-45.4%	ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #2
-62.2%	DARK TOWER DoT PRISONER #5
-63.8%	X-FORCE #13

10 Year Comparisons

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26.4%	AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11 
-12.0%	BLACK WIDOW #13
-27.2%	SUPERIOR IRON MAN #3
-35.4%	NIGHTCRAWLER #9 
-37.8%	DAREDEVIL #11
-40.5%	UNCANNY X-MEN #29
-47.4%	PUNISHER #13
-48.1%	FANTASTIC FOUR #14
-50.6%	X-FORCE #13
-64.7%	MM ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #8
-65.1%	X-MEN #22
-76.5%	AMAZING X-MEN #14 
-91.1%	ALL NEW ULTIMATES #11

Secret Wars will be changing everything. This time next year, the makeup of Marvel’s publishing line may look completely different. What books do you want to see get relaunched, which books should end with the event? Do you think the x-books and the Fantastic Four will have a smaller presence to make more room for Inhumans and Guardians of the Galaxy? What aspects of continuity do you expect to see altered or erased? Lots of questions to tackle in the comments, I’m sure you’ll have fun.

Thank you for joining me this last year, and as always keep reading comics!

7 COMMENTS

  1. I’m hoping this is more of a “Crisis On Infinite Earths” type of deal, rather than a “Flashpoint”.

  2. I wonder how much sales of Axis would have fallen if it wasn’t triple-shipped and retailers had been able to adjust numbers accordingly. To me, it was easily the worst “event” series since Fear Itself (if not worse than that one…)

  3. I wonder what Marvel is going to try to do to drum up the sales on Captain Marvel before calling it a day…I have my doubts that the Black Vortex crossover is going to do much, though I’m sure the inevitable Ms. Marvel crossover will help.

  4. I definitely hope there is some sort of thinning of the Avengers & X-Men lines post Secret Wars. I feel like titles are essential eating themselves and diluting the lines as a whole.

    @Kev – The Carol Corps is certain to get a Secret Wars book because a portion of Battleworld is allocated to Captain Marvel. I could see this as the perfect opportunity to do a Captain Marvel/Ms. Marvel team-up book.

  5. It’s pretty amazing that we’re getting to the point that in the next few months it’s possible that outside of first issues both the top AVENGERS book and the top X-MEN book will both have sales under 50k in the North American direct market. I’m pretty sure either franchise sinking that low is unprecedented in the modern history of the direct market, for both to reach new lows at the same time doesn’t look good on current management. And I’m not sure how much a reboot or relaunch or whatever they’re doing will help since the architects of that will be mostly the same people bringing in these sales.


  6. Guardians 3000 drops a quarter of its sales this month. Of all the new Guardians books this one is selling the worst, perhaps it because these character aren’t as well known as the ones featured in the movie?

    The writing was impenetrable. There was nothing to bring me back for a second look.

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