by Xavier Lancel

Welcome to a new analysis of the Marvel sales. Reminder: I’m french, that’s why I’m talking funny. Please address your complaints to my “Isabelle Huppert is a goddess” country.

This a weird month to analyse. The most disturbing thing is that the usual pattern fall from issue #1 do not work: some titles follow them and other out predict what was supposed to be their doom. Avengers, Avengers 1, and Avengers Occupy do way beter than what last month first issue sales were saying.
Invincible Iron Man seems to be the big winner, with very few buyers lost beetween issue#1 and #2. Coudl it be that either people buying only #1 or variant are beginning to tire up, or, even better, than they actually started to read what they purchase and liked it?

It doesn’t change the fact that of the many launches from last month, almost all the C-list character are biting the dust: Great Lake Avengers, Solo and Foolkiller are out. Surpringly, two of the most unsual characters are performing quite well: Jessica Jones first and, more surprisingly, Mosaic, the all new character. Time of changes and unpredactibility, probably less dark than reality so please, do not take those charts too seriously. Just read and enjoy comics.

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

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


 
MS MARVEL TPB VOL.6: 3,500

VOL.1 : 45,204 [+804]
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

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

2-IVX ($6)

11/16  Inhumans vs X-Men #0 -    84,161   
12/16  Inhumans vs X-Men #1 -  167,703 (+99.3%)

The new mess is here, and its many many variations, it cost $6 and it is so far a success.

6- 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%)
12/16  Civil War II #8 -  105,568  (-    9..3%)

Behaved quite well all in all.

 

7- STAR WARS 

01/15 Star Wars  #1 -  1,070,137                    
02/15 Star Wars  #2 -	   212,089  (-80.0%)
03/15 Star Wars  #3 -	   175,579  (-17.2%)
04/15 Star Wars  #4 -	   203,817  (+16.1%)
05/15 Star Wars  #5 -	   146,850  (-27.9%)
06/15 Star Wars  #6 -	   152,652  (+ 4.0%)
07/15 Star Wars  #7 -	   160,000  (+ 1.0%)
08/15 Star Wars #8  -	   151,221  (-  5.5%)   
09/15 Star Wars #9  -	   135,817  (-10.2%)
10/15 Star Wars#10 -    134,613  (-  0.9%)
11/15 Star Wars#11 -	   126,780  (-  5.8%)
11/15 Star Wars#12 -	   123,133  (-  2.9%)
12/15 Star Wars#13 - 	   139,918  (+13.6%)   (Vader Down)
01/16 Star Wars#14 - 	   118,471  (- 15.3%)
01/16 Star Wars#15 -     107,858  (-  9.0%)
02/16 Star Wars#16-	   110,407  (+ 2.4%)
03/16 Star Wars#17-	   107,058  (-  3.0%)
04/16 Star Wars#18-	     98,880  (-  7.6%)
05/16 Star Wars#19-	     95,156  (-  3.8%)
06/16 Star Wars#20-       96,047   (+ 0.9%)
07/16 Star Wars#21-       90,863   (- 5.4%)
08/16 Star Wars#22-	    85,126   (- 6.3%)
09/16 Star Wars#23-	    82,570   (-  3.0%)
10/16 Star Wars#24-       78,160   (-  5.3%)
11/16 Star Wars#25-       75,234   (-  3.7%)
12/16 Star Wars#26-     104,563  (+39.0%)


Since issue #2: -50.7%
STAR WARS TPB VOL.1: 38,798    [+696]
Average +%TPB sales issues 1-6: +22.1%
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 huge surge probably due to the movie release. The first tpb sales are still pilling up.

8- 25-STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA LTD ($5 issue#1)

12/16  SW Dr Aphra Ltd #1 of   -   99,067
12/16  SW Dr Aphra Ltd #2 of   -   61,417  (-38.0%)

Kind of a popular doctor, for what it seems.

9-HULK 

12/16  Hulk #1 -  89,810

We will have to wait for issue #2 numbers to see how this one behave. In the meantime, you can scratch your head and argue about whether it is feminist or not to drop/hide the Miss for what is really a Miss Hulk serie.

13- INVINCIBLE IRON MAN

03/14  Ir. Man #23.NOW  - 43,912  ( 51.3%)
...
06/14  Iron Man v6 #28  - 28,027  (  -0.9%)
...
06/15  Sup. Iron Man #9 – 33,989  (  +6.2%)
...
10/15 Invincible Iron Man  #1 -  279,514  
10/15 Invincible Iron Man  #2 -    66,664  (-76.2%)         
11/15 Invincible Iron Man  #3 -    59,069  (-11.4%)
12/15 Invincible Iron Man  #4 -    57,639  (-  2.4%)
01/16 Invincible Iron Man  #5 -    49,225  (-14.6%)
02/16 Invincible Iron Man  #6 -    63,234 (+28.5%)  (War Machines)
03/16 Invincible Iron Man  #7 -    57,972                  (War Machines)  
04/16 Invincible Iron Man  #8 -    46,520                  (War Machines)
05/16 Invincible Iron Man  #9 -    49,334  (+6.0%)   (CV2)
06/16 Invincible Iron Man #10-    49,141  (- 0.4%)   (CV2)
07/16 Invincible Iron Man #11-    49,439   (+0.6%)  (CV2)
08/16 Invincible Iron Man #12-    50,571   (+2.3%)  (CV2)
09/16 Invincible Iron Man #13-    48,394   (- 4.3%)  (CV2)
10/16 Invincible Iron Man #14-    43,888   (- 9.3%)  (CV2)

11/16  Invincible Iron Man # 1-    97,713
12/16  Invincible Iron Man # 2-    81,271  (-16.8%)

Did someone lock all the automatic #1 buyers somewhere in December? Because this looks VERY promising if there is not trick sales involved.

16- HAWKEYE 

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

VOL.1:  47,268  [+2,681]
VOL.2:  25,657
VOL.3:  13,536
VOL.4:   8,814
VOL.5:   4,109 
VOL.6:   2,583 

Always starting at the same point. This time, the focus is on Kate, or Miss Hawkeye if you prefer. The good news is that Vol.1 of the original Fraction/Aja serie is back in the trade top 300 with huge sells after disapearing during many months. Now if only the other volumes would also dare make a coming back…

19- GAMORA

12/16  Gamora #1 -  65,032

Launching higher than her other Guardians teamates, but that was expected seeing that she is the only one really starting her adventures. It will be interesting to see if one of the three (Gamora, Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon) will detach from the others saleswise in the upcoming months.

21- AVENGERS 

11/16  Avengers # 1 -  81,885   
12/16  Avengers # 2 -  64,289  (-21.5%)

Another surprise, with a very weak fall from issue#1, placing the title way higher than what is disapointing #1 sales predicted.

22- AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 

04/14  Amazing v3 #1  - 532,586  ( 293.1%)
05/14  Amazing v3 #2  - 123,945  ( -76.7%)
...
04/15  Amazing v3 #17 -     99,964  ( +8.3%)
05/15  Amazing v3 #18 -	88,338  (-11.6%)
...
10/15 Amazing Spider-Man  #1 -  265,073                  
10/15 Amazing Spider-Man  #2 -  111,322   (-58.0%)    
11/15 Amazing Spider-Man  #3 -   93,848    (-15.7%)
12/15 Amazing Spider-Man  #4 -   82,066    (-22.6%)
12/15 Amazing Spider-Man  #5 -   79,122    (- 3.6%)
01/16 Amazing Spider-Man  #6 -   76,517    (- 3.3%)
02/16 Amazing Spider-Man  #7 -   75,357    (- 1.5%)
02/16 Amazing Spider-Man  #8 -   71,599    (- 5.0%)
03/16 Amazing Spider-Man  #9 -   88,164   (+23.1%)
04/16 Amazing Spider-Man#10 -   73,643   (- 16.5%)
04/16 Amazing Spider-Man#11 -   67,446   (-   8.4%)
05/16 Amazing Spider-Man#12 -   74,963   (+11.1%)
06/16 Amazing Spider-Man#13 -   65,519   (-12.6%)
06/16 Amazing Spider-Man#14 -   65,646   (+  0.2%)
07/16 Amazing Spider-Man#15 -   93,582   (+42.6%)        
08/16 Amazing Spider-Man#16 -  185,342  (+98.1%)
08/16 Amazing Spider-Man#17 -   74,869   (-59.6%)
09/16 Amazing Spider-Man#18 -   71,159   (-  5.0%)
10/16 Amazing Spider-Man#19 -   73,215   (+ 2.9%)
10/16 Amazing Spider-Man#20 -   67,530   (-  7.8%)  (CC)
11/16 Amazing Spider-Man#21 -   63,052   (-  6.4%)  (CC)
12/16 Amazing Spider-Man#22 -   63,359   (+ 0.5%)  (CC)

Since #2: -42.9%

Nice results this month, whithout the aid of any variant. Still, lowest level so far. But double what most of the other MU titles are selling. U decide!

 

23- GUARDIANS OF GALAXY

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

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

10/15 Guardians of Galaxy  #1 -   118,342
11/15 Guardians of Galaxy  #2 -     51,690   (-56.3%)
12/15 Guardians of Galaxy  #3 -     53,627    (+3.7%)
01/16 Guardians of Galaxy  #4 -     46,215   (-13.8%)
02/16 Guardians of Galaxy  #5 -     40,581   (-12.2%)
03/16 Guardians of Galaxy  #6 -     48,330  (+19.1%)
04/16 Guardians of Galaxy  #7 -     40,213  ( -16.8%)
05/16 Guardians of Galaxy  #8 -     38,404  (-  4.5%)
06/16 Guardians of Galaxy  #9 -     34,542  (-10.1%)
07/16 Guardians of Galaxy #10-     36,614  (+ 6.0%)       
08/16 Guardians of Galaxy #11-     34,914  (-  4.6%)  (CV2)
09/16 Guardians of Galaxy #12-     32,373  (-  7.3%)  (CV2)
10/16 Guardians of Galaxy #13-     29,845  (-  7.8%)  (CV2)
11/16 Guardians of Galaxy #14-     28,405  (-  4.8%)
12/16 Guardians of Galaxy #15-     63,338  (+123.0%)

Since issue #2 :  +22.5.0 %

Start of the final arc of Michael Bendis. That’s when the boat is sinking that everyone wants to order something at the bar….To be fair, this “Grounded” arc is also launching the new “volume” of Star-Lord and Rocket Raccoon.< p>

29- ROCKET RACCOON

01/16  Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #1  -  59,028
02/16  Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #2  -  29,180  (-50.6%)    
03/16  Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #3  -  24,855  (-14.8%)
04/16  Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #4  -  24,179  (-  2.7%)
05/16  Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #5  -  21,138  (-12.6%)
06/16  Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #6  -  20,392  (-  3.5%)
07/16  Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #7  -  19,142  (-  6.1%)
08/16  Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #8  -  20,646  (+ 7.9%)  (CV2)
09/16  Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #9  -  17,522  (-15.1%)  (CV2)
09/16  Rocket Raccoon & Groot  #10-  16,505  (-  5.8%)  (CV2)
10/16 ---
11/16 ---
12/16  Rocket Raccoon #1 -  59,305

Debuting at the exact same level than before. From what I saw on the Previews, it looks like this comics will perhaps deal with animal rights, which would be a clever move.

30-NOVA

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

11/15	Nova  #1 - 45,536  
12/15  Nova  #2 -  27,120   (-40.4%)
01/16  Nova  #3 -  23,464   (-13.5%)
02/16  Nova  #4 -  18,187   (-22.5%)
03/16  Nova  #5  - 16,886   (-  7.2%)
04/16  Nova  #6  - 15,795   (-  6.5%)
05/16  Nova  #7  - 15,377   (-  2.6%)
06/16  Nova  #8  - 19,720   (+28.2%) (CV2)
07/16  Nova  #9  - 16,726   (-15.2%)  (CV2)
08/16  Nova #10 - 14,766   (-11.7%)
09/16  Nova #11 - 14,341  (-  2.9%)
10/16 ---
11/16 ---
12/16  Nova #1 -  58,393

This new volume is starting a little higher than before. Ramon Perez is pencilling and co-writing it, which is probably the best news in the universe right now.

31- CLONE CONSPIRACY LTD 

10/16  Clone Conspiracy Ltd  #1  -  90,285
11/16  Clone Conspiracy Ltd  #2  -  58,921  (-34.7%)
12/16  Clone Conspiracy Ltd  #3  -  56,117  (-  3.7%)

Quite stable, even if below Amazing Spider-Man, which is weird.

34- MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL

11/13  Captain Marvel v6 #17 - 18,173  (-20.5%)
...
03/14  Captain Marvel v7 #1  - 44,248  
04/14  Captain Marvel v7 #2  - 28,008 (-36.7%)
...
05/15  Captain Marvel v7 #15 – 19,740 (-35.4%)
...
06/15  Cap Marvel & Carol Corps Ltd #1 -  47,302
...
08/15  Cap Marvel & Carol Corps Ltd #4 -  22,106 (-   9.0%)
...
01/16  Captain Marvel  #1  -  52,972  
02/16  Captain Marvel  #2  -  28,962  (-45.4%)   
03/16  Captain Marvel  #3  -  28,469  (  -1.7%)  
04/16  Captain Marvel  #4  -  25,156  (-11.6%)
05/16  Captain Marvel  #5  -  23,812  (-  5.3%)
06/16  Captain Marvel  #6  -  28,213  (+18.5%)  (CV2)
07/16  Captain Marvel  #7  -  23,895  (-15.3%)   (CV2)
08/16  Captain Marvel  #8  -  23,024  (-  3.5%)   (CV2)
09/16  Captain Marvel  #9  -  24,753  (+ 7.5%)   (CV2)
10/16 ---
11/16  Captain Marvel #10 -  19,893  (-19.6%)
12/16  Mighty Captain Marvel #0 -  53,263

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

Reaching double digit issue numbers, so it was time for another relaunch! It’s starting at the same level than before so expect another relaunch in 10 months!

35- STAR-LORD

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

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

Debuting slighty better than before but that’s probably because Kris Anka had the brains to put Star Lord almost shirtless on the cover.

36- UNWORTHY THOR

11/16  Unworthy Thor# 1 -  70,424  
12/16  Unworthy Thor# 2 -  50,584  (-28.1%) 

Manage to still outsell Mighty Thor by quite a margin, thanks to a very cushioned fall from issue#1 numbers.

43- CHAMPIONS 

10/16  Champions  #1  -    334,937    
11/16  Champions  #2  -       49,733  (-85.2%)
12/16  Champions  #3  -       47,481  (-  4.5%)

Since issue #2: - 4.5%

A good sign for the future. Mark Waid can really be happy this month! (well, except about Black Widow numbers)

46- BLACK PANTHER WORLD OF WAKANDA 

11/16  BP World of Wakanda #  1 -  57,073  
12/16  BP World of Wakanda #  2 -  45,009  (-21.1%)

Thanks to a very nice and unusual fall from issue#1 pourcentage, this one is not following the Dr Strange Sorcerers Supreme sales pattern.

48-SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL

01/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #1  -  180,891                             
02/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #2  -    80,512  
03/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #3  -    73,238   (-  9.0%)
04/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #4  -    64,931   (-11.3%)
05/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #5  -    63,821   (-  1.7%)
06/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #6  -    64,630   (+  1.3%)
07/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #7  -    62,060   (-  4.0%)
08/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #8  -    69,519   (+12.0%)
09/16  Spider-Man Deadpool  #9  -    65,502   (-  5.8%)
10/16  Spider-Man Deadpool #10 -    52,468   (-19.9%)
11/16  Spider-Man Deadpool #11 -    51,278   (-  2.3%)
12/16  Spider-Man Deadpool #12 -    43,937    (-14.3%)

Since issue #2: -45.4%
SPIDERMAN DEADPOOL TOP VOL.1: 10,466  [+728]
Average +% TPB Sales issues #1-5 : +14.3%

On the bright side, TPB sales are working very well, following the Deadpool TPB usual pattern. On the other side, issue#12 is taking a blow, but it’s a fill-in issue before the conclusion of the arc next month.

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

11/16  ASM Renew your vows # 1 -  96,111 
12/16  ASM Renew your vows # 2 -  43,128  (-55.1%)

A huge blow, but almost putting the serie in the zone where the Gerry Conway mini have been selling those last months.

52- OLD MAN  LOGAN 

05/15 Old Man Logan Ltd #1 -	122,702          
...
10/15 Old Man Logan Ltd #5 -	 62,716  (-  9.3%)
11/15 ---
12/15 ---
01/16 Old Man Logan  #1  -  104,362
02/16 Old Man Logan  #2  -    63,932  (-38.7%)
03/16 Old Man Logan  #3  -    58,855  (-  7.9%)   
04/16 Old Man Logan  #4  -    59,174  (+ 0.5%)
04/16 Old Man Logan  #5  -	  58,870  (-  0.5%)     
05/16 Old Man Logan  #6  -    52,761  (-10.4%)
06/16 Old Man Logan  #7  -    51,926  (-  1.6%)
07/16 Old Man Logan  #8  -    55,311  (+  6.5%)
07/16 Old Man Logan  #9  -    49,804  (-10.0%)  
08/16 Old Man Logan #10 -    52,175  (+  4.8%)
09/16 Old Man Logan #11 -    47,248  (-  9.4%)
10/16 Old Man Logan #12 -    45,384  (-  3.5%)
11/16 Old Man Logan #13 -    43,609  (-  3.9%)
11/16 Old Man Logan #14 -    42,574  (-  2.4%)
12/16 Old Man Logan #15 -    42,216  (-  0.8%)

Since issue #2: -34.0%
OLD MAN LOGAN VOL.1 : 7,124 [+761]
Average +% TPB Sales issues #1-4: +12.0%

OLD MAN LOGAN VOL.2 : 4,664 [+575]
Average +% TPB Sales issues #5-8: +8.4%

Great news on all sides: floppy sales stable and TPB sales still cashing in, on both volumes.

56- INFAMOUS IRON MAN

03/16  International Iron Man  #1  -  70,824
04/16  International Iron Man  #2  -   40,459  (-42.9%)
05/16  International Iron Man  #3  -   35,282  (-12.8%)     
06/16  International Iron Man  #4  -   28,998  (-17.8%)
07/16  International iron Man  #5  -   27,697  (-  4.5%)
08/16  International Iron Man  #6  -   28,337  (+ 2.3%)
09/16  International Iron Man  #7  -   25,496  (-10.0%)  (CV2)

10/16  Infamous Iron Man  #1 -  73,735
11/16  Infamous Iron Man  #2  - 40,225  (-45.4%)
12/16  Infamous Iron Man  #3  - 40,546  (+ 0.8%)

Since issue #2: +0.8%

To the surprise of almost everyone, this one is stabilizing abruptly, and I doubt that only one variant is the cause of it. < p>

58- 75- SPIDER-MAN

02/16  Spider-Man  #1  -  99,951
03/16  Spider-Man  #2  -  60,627  (-39.3%)
04/16  Spider-Man  #3  -  59,789  (-  1.4%)
05/16  Spider-Man  #4  -  49,167  (-17.8%)
06/16  Spider-Man  #5  -  47,025  (-  4.4%)
07/16  Spider-Man  #6  -  52,731  (+12.1%) (CV2)
08/16  Spider-Man  #7  -  47,678  (-  9.6%)  (CV2)
09/16  Spider-Man  #8  -  44,745  (-  6.2%)  (CV2)
10/16 ---
11/16  Spider-Man  #9  -  39,701  (-11.3%)
12/16  Spider-Man #10 -  40,006   (+0.8%)
12/16  Spider-Man #11 -  35,865   (-10.4%)

Since issue #2: -40.8%             

With two issues shipped this month, Spider-Man is regaining its missed deadline. The serie is still searching for its level.

59- DOCTOR STRANGE 

10/15 Doctor Strange  #1 – 145,456  
11/15 Doctor Strange  #2  -   65,091   (-55.3%)  
12/15 Doctor Strange  #3  -   57,135   (-12.2%)
01/16 Doctor Strange  #4  -   52,388   (-  8.3%)
02/16 Doctor Strange  #5  -   43,796   (-16.4%)
03/16 Doctor Strange  #6  -   52,440  (+19.7%)
04/16 Doctor Strange  #7  -   49,590  (-   5.6%)
05/16 Doctor Strange  #8  -   49,427  (-   0.3%)
06/16 Doctor Strange  #9  -   46,306  (-  6.3%)
07/16 ---
08/16 Doctor Strange #10 -   50,083  (+  8.2%)
09/16 Doctor Strange #11 -   53,718  (+  7.3%)
10/16 Doctor Strange #12 -   72,990  (+35.9%)
10/16 Doctor Strange #13 -   41,290  (-43.4%)
11/16 Doctor Strange #14 -   39,390  (-  4.6%)
12/16 Doctor Strange #15 -   39.549  (+ 0.4%)

Since issue #2 : -39.2%  
 
DOCTOR STRANGE TPB VOL.1: 4,164
Average +% from issue #1-5 : +7.4%

It’s a little late but Vol.1 in tpb is at long last available. Dr Strange is first released in Hc format, than later in TPB. Those first month sales are excellent. Let’s see if they will improve with a come back in the top 300 in the following months. Is it people picking up the serie after the release of the tpb: Floppy sales are slighty up, a rarity.

60- DEADPOOL

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

11/15	Deadpool  #1 -  268,392                      
11/15	Deadpool  #2 -   92,008  (-65.7%)
12/15   Deadpool #3 -    72,357  (-21.4%)   
12/15	Deadpool  #4 -   63,149  (-22.7%)
01/16  Deadpool  #5 -    59,645  (-  5.5%)
01/16  Deadpool  #6 -    59.006  (-  1.1%)
02/16  Deadpool  #7 -    88,264  (+49.6%)
03/16  Deadpool  #8 -    72,706  (-17.6%)
04/16  Deadpool  #9 -    57,798  (-20.5%)
04/16  Deadpool #10-    64,509  (+11.6%)
05/16  Deadpool #11-    62,900  (-  2.5%)
05/16  Deadpool #12-    57,805  (-  8.1%)
06/16  Deadpool #13-    78,536  (+35.9%)
06/16  Deadpool #14-    63,334  (-19.4%)  (CV2)
07/16  Deadpool #15-    67,822  (+ 7.1%)  (CV2)
08/16  Deadpool #16-    55,577  (-18.1%)  (CV2)
08/16  Deadpool #17-    57,681  (+  3.8%) (CV2)
09/16  Deadpool #18-    59,027  (+  2.3%) (CV2)
09/16  Deadpool #19-    47,948  (- 18.8%)
10/16  Deadpool #20-    46,109  (-  3.8%)
10/16  Deadpool #21-    51,351 (+11.4%)
11/16  Deadpool #22-    38,630  (-24.8%)
12/16  Deadpool #23-    39.183  (+ 1.4%)

Since issue#2 : - 57.6%

Regaining a bit of the big chunk that was lost.

61-BLACK PANTHER

04/16-  Black Panther  #1  -  286,755                         
05/16	Black Panther   #2  -  102,366                
06/16   Black Panther   #3  -    75,037  (-26.7%)
07/16   Black Panther   #4  -    72,302  (-  3.6%)
08/16   Black Panther   #5  -    83,756 (+15.8%)
09/16   Black Panther   #6  -    58,746 (- 29.9%)
10/16   Black Panther   #7  -    60,857 (+  3.6%)
11/16   Black Panther   #8  -    43,451 (-  28.6%)
12/16	Black Panther   #9  -    39,123 (-  10.0%)

Since issue #2: -61.8%

Looking at those numbers, you wouldn’t know Brian Steelfreeze is back as the artist. Marvel may have been too greedy too fast with this one.

62- STAR WARS POE DAMERON

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

Since issue #2: -43.6%   
 
POE DAMERON TPB VOL.1: 4,256
Average +% from issue #1-6 : +7.4%

TPB sales are strong in their first month but floppy sales are close to what Kanan was selling and we know how it ended.

63- CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS

05/16  Cap America SR #1  -140,222                  
06/16  Cap America SR #2  -  74,884                  
07/16  Cap America SR #3  -  65,455  (-12.6%)
08/16  Cap America SR #4  -  49,559  (-24.3%)  (CV2)
09/16  Cap America SR #5  -  50,536  (+  2.0%) (CV2)
10/16  Cap America SR #6  -  49,111  (-   2.8%) (CV2)
11/16  Cap America SR #7  -  48,505  (-   1.2%)
12/16  Cap America SR #8  -  38,610  (-20.4%)

Since issue#2 : -48.4%

We know bad publicity surrounded this whole arc -by angry old fans outraged whithout having read anything- but it never reflected in sales. Could it be it?

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

64- JESSICA JONES

10/16  Jessica Jones  #1  -    74,291
11/16  Jessica Jones  #2  -    36,893  (-50.3%)
12/16  Jessica Jones  #3  -    38,601  (+ 4.6%)

Since issue #2: +4.6%

Even taking in consideration the two variant covers, that’s quite a performance.

 67- VENOM

11/15  Venom Spaceknight  #1 -   59,151
12/15  Venom Spaceknight  #2  -  32,210  (-45.5%)
01/16  Venom Spaceknight  #3  -  25,770  (-20.0%)
02/16  Venom Spaceknight  #4  -  21,545  (-16.4%)
03/16  Venom Spaceknight  #5  -  18,807  (-12.7%)
04/16  Venom Spaceknight  #6  -  17,894   (- 4.9%)
05/16  Venom spaceknight  #7  -   17,370   (- 3.0%)
06/16  Venom Spaceknight  #8  -  16,658   (-  4.1%)
06/16  Venom Spaceknight  #9  -  16,006   (-  3.9%)
07/16  Venom Spaceknight #10 -  15,650   (-  2.2%)
08/16  Venom Spaceknight #11 -  17,548  (+12.1%)  (CV2)
09/16  Venom Spaceknight #12 -  16,193  (-  7.7%)   (CV2)
10/16  Venom Spaceknight #13 -  14,577  (-10.0%)

11/16 Venom # 1 -  90,138
12/16 Venom # 2 -  38,043  (-57.9%)

What was the purpose of launching so higher to be only 6K over the previous volume #2 numbers? Anyone answering “quick and easy cash” is a winner.

68- AVENGERS 1.

11/16  Avengers # 1.1 -  41,258  
12/16  Avengers # 2.1 -  37.746  (- 8.5%)

Almost unheard of. This one is losing less than 10% of its #1 readers! It was of course unpredictable and put the title in a way more confortable sales zone than the one he would have reached with the usual 45-55% loss. That’s two times this month with Mark Waid!

 69- MIGHTY THOR 
  
12/12  Thor v5 #1   - 110,443
...
02/14  Thor #19.Now–  42.034  ( 10.1%)
...
09/14  Thor v5 #25 –  53,047  (  38.4%)
10/14  Thor v6 #1  – 150,862  ( 184.4%)
11/14  Thor v6 #2  –   89,131  ( -40.9%)
12/14  Thor v6 #3  –   72,563  ( -18.6%)
01/15  Thor v6 #4  -   69,497  ( -4.2%)
02/15  Thor v6 #5  -   69,513  ( +0.0%)
03/15  Thor v6 #6  -   70,569  ( +1.5%)
04/15  Thor v6 #7  -   71,372  ( +1.1%)
05/15  Thor v6 #8  -   86,222  (+20.1%)
...
11/15	Mighty Thor  #1 -  112,053        
12/15	Mighty Thor  #2 -    70,331  (-37.2%)
01/16  Mighty Thor   #3 -    60,345  (-14.2%)
02/16  Mighty Thor   #4 -    56,568  (-  6.3%)
03/16  Mighty Thor   #5 -    54,568  (-  3.5%)
04/16  Mighty Thor   #6 -    52,538  (-  3.7%)
05/16  Mighty Thor   #7 -    47,425  (-  9.7%)
06/16  Mighty Thor   #8 -    51,300  (+  8.2%)
07/16  Mighty Thor   #9 -    48,712  (-  5.0%)
08/16  Mighty Thor  #10-    45,929  (-  5.7%)
09/16  Mighty Thor  #11-    46,434  (+ 1.1%)
10/16  Mighty Thor  #12-    40,326  (-13.2%)
11/16  Mighty Thor  #13-    39,274  (-  2.6%)
12/16  Mighty Thor  #14-    37,624  (-  4.2%)

Since issue #2: -46.5%

The novelty effect seems to wear off a little, with female variations of Iron Man, Hulk, hawkeye and soon Captain America taking over a center stage which was almost empty before.

71- UNCANNY X-MEN

01/16-  Uncanny X-Men  #1  -   93,252    
01/16   Uncanny X-Men  #2  -   55,804  (-40.2%)     
02/16   Uncanny X-Men  #3  -   50,382   (- 9.7%)
03/16  Uncanny X-Men  #4 -     46,105  (- 8.5%)
03/16  Uncanny X-Men  #5 -     45,887  (- 0.5%)
04/16  Uncanny X-Men  #6 -     57,434  (+25.1%)   (Apocalypse War)
05/16  Uncanny X-Men  #7 -     50,936  (-11.3%)    (Apocalypse War)
06/16  Uncanny X-Men  #8 -     45,409  (-10.9%)    (Apocalypse War)
06/16  Uncanny X-Men  #9 -     44,617  (-  1.7%)    (Apocalypse War)
07/16  Uncanny X-Men #10-     48,025  (+ 7.6%)   (Apocalypse War)
08/16  Uncanny X-Men #11-     42,779  (-10.9%)
09/16  Uncanny X-Men #12-     42,748  (-  0.1%)
09/16  Uncanny X-Men #13-     39,825  (-  6.8%)
10/16  Uncanny X-Men #14-     38,685  (-  2.9%)
11/16  Uncanny X-Men #15-     36,946  (-  4.5%)
12/16  Uncanny X-Men #16-     37,234  (+ 0.8%)   (IVX)

Since issue #2: -33.3%

Being an IVX tie-in prevent any fall, for one issue.

72- GHOST RIDER 

11/16  Ghost Rider  # 1 -  57,843  
12/16  Ghost Rider  # 2 -  37,221  (-35.7%)

Another surprising behavior, placing the title way higher than expected so far.

73- 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%)
12/16  Deadpool Back in Black Ltd  #5  -   36,893 (+10.3%)

With Salva Espin take on a mythic cover by Todd Mc Farlane, sales go up. The story? Who cares?

77- EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN

11/15	Extraordinary X-Men  #1 - 133,716   
11/15	Extraordinary X-Men  #2 -   64,595  (-51.7%)  
12/15	Extraordinary X-Men  #3 -   56,100  (-13.2%)
12/15  Extraordinary X-Men   #4 -   49,079  (-12.5%)
01/16  Extraordinary X-Men   #5 -   47,404  (-  3.4%)
01/16  Extraordinary X-Men   #6 -   47,572  (+ 0.4%)
02/16  Extraordinary X-Men   #7 -   47,219  ( -  0.7%)
03/16  Extraordinary X-Men   #8 -   62,576  (+32.5%)   (Apocalypse Wars)
04/16  Extraordinary X-Men   #9 -   51,322  (- 20.0%)   (Apocalypse Wars)
05/16  Extraordinary X-Men  #10-   50,015  (-  2.5%)    (Apocalypse Wars)
06/16  Extraordinary X-Men  #11-   45,532  (-  9.0%)    (Apocalypse Wars)
07/16  Extraordinary X-Men  #12-   48,609  (+ 6.8%)    (Apocalypse Wars)
08/16  Extraordinary X-Men  #13-   45,037  (-  7.3%)
09/16  Extraordinary X-Men  #14-   39,265  (-12.8%)
10/16  Extraordinary X-Men  #15-   36,941  (-  5.9%)
11/16  Extraordinary X-Men  #16-   34,630  (-  6.3%)
12/16  Extraordinary X-Men  #17-   35,276  (+ 1.9%)

Since issue #2 : -45.4%

It is not labelled as it in the solliciation text, but it is clearly an IVX something-in, hence the little bump.

78- THANOS

11/16   Thanos # 1 -  54,768   
12/16	Thanos # 2 -  35,187  (-35.8%)

It managed to reduce its fall from issue#1 numbers. With such a high creative team, it now has a contest in front of him: staying above 30K

80- PUNISHER

05/16  Punisher  #1  -  110,726     
06/16  Punisher  #2  -    47,524     (-57.1%)
07/16  Punisher  #3  -    46,534     (-  2.1%)
08/16  Punisher  #4  -    44,154     (-  5.1%)
09/16  Punisher  #5  -    38,052     (-13.8%)
10/16  Punisher  #6  -    35,344     (-  7.1%)
11/16  ---
12/16  Punisher  #7  -    33,589     (-  5.0%)

Since issue #2 : -29.3%

Managing as best as it can with the tragedy. Sales of the first tpb are on the strong side.

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

81- 121- GWENPOOL

04/16-  Gwenpool  #1  -  100,852  
05/16   Gwenpool  #2  -     38,162    (-62.2%)   
06/16   Gwenpool  #3  -     33,018    (-13.5%)
07/16   Gwenpool  #4  -     33,174    (+ 0.5%)
08/16   Gwenpool  #5  -     30,232    (-  8.9%)
09/16   Gwenpool  #6  -     25,890    (-14.4%)
10/16   Gwenpool  #7  -     34,365   (+32.7%)
11/16   Gwenpool  #8  -     24,395   (- 29.0%)
12/16   Gwenpool  #9  -     20,031    (-17.9%)

12/16  Gwenpool Holiday Special Merry Mic Up ($6) – 33,240

Since issue #2: -47.5%
GWENPOOL VOL.1:   5,310   
Average +% TPB sales issues 0-4: +13.9%

People do not seem interested in a monthly serie starring the character, but more by one-time products using her as a gimmick, what she was in the first place. Seeing how the Special is outselling the hurted ongoing, that seem pretty obvious.

82- SLAPSTICK 

12/16  Slapstick #1 -  33,088

4 variant covers. It’s gonna hurt next month.

83- OCCUPY AVENGERS 

11/16  Occupy Avengers # 1 -  38,400
12/16  Occupy Avengers # 2 -  32,974  (-14.1%)

Another launch with very weak debut sales, followed by excellent fall from issue#2 numbers. The whole fabric of sales pattern is in shambles. How do you expect me to comment that? Long live unpredictability!

 87- ALL NEW WOLVERINE

01/14  Wolverine v5 #13-  31,164 ( -3.4%)
02/14  Wolverine v6 #1  -  88,923 (185.3%)
02/14  Wolverine v6 #2  -  47,339 (-46.8%)
...
08/14  Wolverine v6 #12 -  50,570 (  2.8%)
09/14  Death of Wolv #1 – 261,975
09/14  Death of Wolv #2 - 129,999 (-50.4%)
10/14  Death of Wolv #3 – 141,567 (  8.9%)
10/14  Death of Wolv #4 -  165,582 ( 17.0%)
11/15  AN Wolverine  #1 -  119,786    
11/15  AN Wolverine  #2 -    55,634  (-53.6%)
12/15  AN Wolverine  #3 -    50,990  (-  8.3%)
01/16  AN Wolverine  #4 -    49,978  (-  2.0%)
02/16  AN Wolverine  #5 -    43,149  (-13.7%)
03/16  AN Wolverine  #6 -    44,668  (+ 3.5%)
04/16  AN Wolverine  #7 -    38,168  (-14.6%)
05/16  AN Wolverine  #8 -    38,242  (+  0.2%)
06/16  AN Wolverine  #9 -    43,545  (+13.9%) (CV2)
07/16  AN Wolverine #10-    38,579  (-11.4%)  (CV2)
08/16  AN Wolverine #11-    40,312  (+  4.5%) (CV2)
09/16  AN Wolverine #12-    35,481  (-12.0%)  (CV2)
10/16  AN Wolverine #13-    38,297  (+  7.9%)
11/16  AN Wolverine #14-    35,437   (-  7.5%)
12/16  AN Wolverine #15-    31,796   (-10.2%)

Since issue #2 : -  42.8%

Another unexpected blow.

88- MOSAIC 

10/16  Mosaic  #1  -    44,354  
11/16  Mosaic  #2  -    31,767  (-28.4%)
12/16  Mosaic  #3  -    31,671  (-  0.3%)

Since issue #2: -0.3%

THE surprise hit. After excellent fall from issue#2 numbers, no loss of readers as soon as issue#3. The most difficult thing is still ahead: keeping readers attention when it’s so flicky nowdays.

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

12/16  Dr Strange/Punisher Magic Bullets Ltd #1  -    31,307

French artist Mast gave quite a hand on this one, helping this serie to make the transition from Turbomedia to paper.

 

93- 95-UNCANNY AVENGERS

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

10/15 Uncanny Avengers  #1 - 105,234
11/15 Uncanny Avengers  #2 -   55,008 (-47.3%)
12/15 Uncanny Avengers  #3 -   53,216 (-  3.3%)
01/16 Uncanny Avengers  #4 -   47,172 (-11.4%)
02/16 Uncanny Avengers  #5 -   43,618  (- 7.5%)
03/16 Uncanny Avengers  #6 -   41,567  (- 4.7%)
03/16 Uncanny Avengers  #7 -   47,135 (+13.4%)  (Stand Off)
04/16 Uncanny Avengers  #8 -   45,659  (-  3.1%)  (Stand Off)
05/16 Uncanny Avengers  #9 -   40,025  (-12.3%)
06/16 Uncanny Avengers #10-   38,614  (-  3.5%)
07/16 Uncanny Avengers #11-   45,452  (+17.7%)
08/16 Uncanny Avengers #12-   39,337   (-13.5%)
08/16 Uncanny Avengers #13-   37,908   (-  3.6%) (CV2)
09/16 Uncanny Avengers #14-   34,996   (-  7.7%) (CV2)
10/16 Uncanny Avengers #15-   38,058  (+  8.7%)
11/16 Uncanny Avengers #16-   32,854   (-13.7%)   (CV2)
12/16 Uncanny Avengers #17-   31,025   (-  5.6%)
12/16 Uncanny Avengers #18-   30,062   (-  3.1%)

Since issue #2 : -  45.3%

Prepare to say good-bye to the 30K, Avenge-Men!

 

94- DAREDEVIL
 
02/14  Daredevil v3 #36 – 31,494  ( -1.8%)
03/14  Daredevil v4 #1  - 76,006  (141.3%)
04/14  Daredevil v4 #2  - 42,811  (-11.7%)
...
09/15  Daredevil v4 #18 -  29,945  (+ 0.1%)
---
---
12/15 Daredevil  #1 -   84,500
12/15 Daredevil  #2 -   49,758  (-41.1%)
01/16 Daredevil  #3 -   45,885  (-  7.8%)
02/16 Daredevil  #4 -   43,741  ( - 4.7%)
03/16  Daredevil  #5 -  44,868  (+  2.6%)
04/16  Daredevil  #6 -  48,745  (+  8.6%)
05/16  Daredevil  #7 -  43,704  (-10.3%)
06/16  Daredevil  #8 -  41,172  (-  5.8%)
07/16  Daredevil  #9 -  43,009  (+  4.4%)
08/16  Daredevil #10-  40,775  (-   5.2%)
09/16  Daredevil #11-  39,135  (-   4.0%)
10/16  Daredevil #12-  34,297  (-12.4%)
11/16  Daredevil #13-  33,910  (-  1.1%)
12/16  Daredevil #14-  30,781  (-  9.2%)

Since issue #2 : - 38.1%

Conclusion of the arc. The title lost 10K in the last 4 months, after behaving very steadily during its first 10 months. What happened?!

96- ALL NEW X-MEN 

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

12/15 All New X-Men  #1 -  81,342
12/15 All New X-Men  #2 -  56,168  (-30.9%)
01/16 All New X-Men  #3 -  50,557  (-10.0%)
02/16 All New X-Men  #4 -  50,160  (-  0.8%)
02/16 All New X-Men  #5 -  42,402  (-15.5%)
03/16 All New X-Men  #6 -  41,061  (-  3.2%)
03/16 All New X-Men  #7 -  40,346  (-  1.7%)
04/16 All New X-Men  #8 -  39,942  (-  1.0%)
05/16 All New X-Men  #9 -  51,549  (+29.1%)(Apocalypse Wars)
06/16 All New X-Men #10-  39,978  (-22.4%) (Apocalypse Wars)
07/16 All New X-Men #11-  42,883  (+ 7.3%) (Apocalypse Wars)
08/16 All New X-Men #12-  39,289  (-  8.4%)
09/16 All New X-Men #13-  34,687  (-11.7%)
10/16 All New X-Men #14-  32,629  (-  5.9%)
11/16 All New X-Men #15-  31,668  (-  2.9%)
12/16 All New X-Men #16-  29,701  (-  6.2%)

Since issue #2 : - 47.1%    

Discovering the 20K zone for the first time.

98- MOON KNIGHT 

04/16-  Moon Knight  #1  -  65,388                   
05/16   Moon Knight  #2  -  41,147   (-45.7%)       
06/16   Moon Knight  #3  -  40,752   (-  1.0%)
07/16   Moon Knight  #4  -  40,012   (-  1.8%)
08/16   Moon Knight  #5  -  37,934   (-  5.2%)
09/16   Moon Knight  #6  -  41,884  (+10.4%)
10/16   Moon Knight  #7  -  33,866  (-19.1%)
11/16   Moon Knight  #8  -  32,562  (-  3.9%)
12/16   Moon Knight  #9  -  29,205  (-10.3%)

Since issue #2: -29.0%
MOON KNIGHTVOL.1:   5,611   [+1,869]
Average +% TPB sales issues 1-5: +13.8%

If the floppy sales are taking a hit, excellent news on the TPB side: it’s selling almost 2K on its second month, which is a very good indicator. Would this go on, Moon Knight could become the new Hawkeye.

100- SPIDER-GWEN

02/15 Spider-Gwen #1 -  278,575
03/15 Spider-Gwen #2 -  107,070 (-61.6%)
04/15 spider-Gwen  #3 -  102,234 (- 4.5%)
05/15 Spider-Gwen #4 -    86,586 (-15.3%)
06/15 Spider-Gwen #5 -    67,697 (-21.8%)
07/15 ---
08/15 ---
09/15 ---
10/15 Spider-Gwen  #1 -  197,103   
11/15 Spider-Gwen  #2 -    62,209  (-68.4%)
12/15 Spider-Gwen  #3 -    54,844  (-11.8%)
01/16 Spider-Gwen  #4 -    48,664  (-11.3%)
02/16 Spider-Gwen  #5 -    43,796  (-10.0%)
03/16 Spider-Gwen  #6 -    46,060  (+ 5.2%)
04/16 Spider-Gwen  #7 -    60,900  (+32.2%)  (Spider-Women)
05/16 Spider-Gwen  #8 -    49,681  (-18.4%)   (Spider-Women)
06/16 Spider-Gwen  #9 -    41,713  (-17,1%)
07/16 Spider-Gwen #10-    35,136  (-15.8%)
08/16 Spider-Gwen #11-    36,212  (+ 3.1%)
09/16 Spider-Gwen #12-    34,004  (-  6.1%)
10/16 Spider-Gwen #13-    29,346  (-13.7%)
11/16 Spider-Gwen #14-    28,906  (-  1.5%)
12/16 Spider-Gwen #15-    27,898   (-  3.5%)

Since issue #2 : - 55.1%
SPIDER-GWEN VOL.0: 11,370  [+505]
Average +% TPB sales issues 1-5: +10.6%
SPIDER-GWEN VOL.1:   6,147    
Average +% TPB sales issues 1-6: +12.6%
 
SPIDER-GWEN TPB VOL.2: 2,848
Average +% from issue #9-13 : +7.9%

If floppy sales are waiting to stabilise, all seems to be going OK on the TPB side, with Vol.0 cracking 11K this month and Vol.2 in the starting blocks.

103-DR STRANGE SORCERERS SUPREME

10/16  Dr Strange Sorcerers Supreme  #1  -    149,710  
11/16  Dr Strange Sorcerers Supreme  #2  -      29,349  (-80.4%)
12/16  Dr Strange Sorcerers Supreme  #3  -      25,054  (-14.6%)

Since issue#2: -14.6%

That’s catastrophic magic for you.

 105- ULTIMATES

11/15  Ultimates  #1 -  61,406  
12/15  Ultimates  #2 -  37,055   (-39.7%)
01/16  Ultimates  #3 -  30,068   (-18.9%)
02/16  Ultimates  #4 -  27,177   (-  9.6%)
03/16  Ultimates  #5 -  28,627   (+ 5.3%)
04/16  Ultimates  #6 -  26,146   (-  8.7%)
05/16  Ultimates  #7 -  26,500   (+ 1.4%)
06/16  Ultimates  #8 -  30,675   (+15.6%) (CV2)
07/16  Ultimates  #9 -  27,588   (-10.1%)  (CV2)
08/16  Ultimates #10-  26,848   (-  2.7%)  (CV2)
09/16  Ultimates #11-  26,030   (-  3.0%)  (CV2)
10/16  Ultimates #12-  23,871   (-  8.3%)  (CV2)  END

11/16  Ultimates 2  # 1-  34,646
12/16  Ultimates 2  # 2-  23,844  (-31.2%)

Already at the level it was when it was relaunched two months ago. The word you’re searching for is useless.

 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%)
12/16  Deadpool Mercs for Money  #6 -  23,264  (- 12.5%)

Since issue #2 : -36.4%

Launching this serie was clearly a mistake from Marvel.

108- TOTALLY AWESOME HULK 

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

Since issue #2: - 43.7%

Starring Quasimodo! It has been a long time!

 

114- CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON 

02/14  Capt AmericaV7 #16.Now – 36,534  (   9.3%)
...
09/14  Captain America v7 #24 – 33,517  (   8.4%)
10/14  Captain America v7 #25 – 74,183  ( 121.3%)
11/14  Captain America v8 #1  –120,500  (  62.4%)
12/14  Captain America v8 #2  – 50,077  ( -58.4%)
01/15  Captain America v8 #3  - 50,045  ( -0.1%)
02/15  Captain America v8 #4  - 41,222  (-17.6%)
03/15  Captain America v8 #5  - 38,871  (- 5.7%)
04/15  Captain America v8 #6  - 38,199  (- 1.7%)
...
10/15 CA S. Wilson  #1 -  62,535
10/15 CA S. Wilson  #2 -  40,224  (-35.7%)
11/15 CA S. Wilson  #3 -  33,984  (-15.5%)
12/15 CA S. Wilson  #4 -  29,512  (-13.2%)
01/16 CA S. Wilson  #5 -  29,081  (-  1.5%)
02/16 CA S. Wilson  #6 -  27,111  (-  6.8%)
03/16 CA S. Wilson  #7 -  54,881(+102.4%)
04/16 CA S. Wilson  #8 -  31,052  (-43.4%)  (Stand Off)
05/16 CA S. Wilson  #9  - 27,480  (-11.5%) (Stand Off)
06/16 CA S. Wilson #10 - 31,989  (+16.4%) (CV2)
07/16 CA S. Wilson #11 - 29,145  (-  8.2%)  (CV2)
08/16 CA S. Wilson #12 - 30,479  (+ 4.6%)  (CV2)
09/16 CA S. Wilson #13 - 28,158  (-  7.6%)  (CV2)
10/16 CA S. Wilson #14 - 27,702  (-  1.6%)
11/16 CA S. Wilson #15 - 22,006  (-20.6%)   
12/16 CA S. Wilson #16 - 21,229  (-  3.5%)

Since issue #2 : -47.2%

Misty Knight taking over the shield for one issue doesn’t make a burst.

117- DEADPOOL TOO SOON LTD 

10/16  Deadpool Too Soon Ltd #1 -    36,406
11/16  Deadpool Too Soon Ltd #2 -    24,915  (-31.6%)
12/16  Deadpool Too Soon Ltd #3 -    20,841  (-17.8%)

Too many Deadpool floppy products. As long as people keep buying them in truckloads in TPB format, Marvel will not care.

120- BLACK WIDOW

03/16-  Black Widow  #1  -  62,375   
04/16   Black Widow  #2  -  34,453  (-44.8%)  
05/16   Black Widow  #3  -  30,968  (-10.1%)
06/16   Black Widow  #4  -  27,016  (-12.8%)   
07/16   Black Widow  #5  -  25,801  (-  4.5%)
08/16   Black Widow  #6  -  24,106  (-  6.6%)
09/16 ---
10/16   Black Widow  #7  -  26,202  (+  8.7%)
11/16   Black Widow  #8  -  20,947  (-  20.1%)
12/16   Black Widow  #9  -  20,036  (-   4.3%)

Since issue #2: -41.8%

This should have sold better.

123- CAGE LTD

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

Good numbers for such a visually-strong project.

 

125- UNCANNY INHUMANS

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

04/15 Uncanny Inhumans #0 -  67.017
...
10/15 Uncanny Inhumans  #1 -   90,528
11/15 Uncanny Inhumans  #2 -   41,321  (-54.4%)
12/15 Uncanny Inhumans  #3 -   43,036  (+ 4.2%)
01/16 Uncanny Inhumans  #4 -   35,308  (-18.0%)
02/16 Uncanny Inhumans  #5 -   35,145  (  -0.5%)
03/16 Uncanny Inhumans  #6 -   32,256  (  -7.4%)
04/16 Uncanny Inhumans  #7 -   27,088  (-16.0%)
05/16 Uncanny Inhumans  #8  -  28,527  (+ 5.3%)
05/16 Uncanny Inhumans  #9  -  25,216  (-11.6%)
06/16 Uncanny Inhumans #10 -  24,552  (-  2.6%)
06/16 Uncanny Inhumans #11 -  35,033  (+42.7%) (CV2)     
07/16 ---
08/16 Uncanny Inhumans #12 -  31,357   (-10.5%) (CV2)
09/16 Uncanny Inhumans #13 -  25,737   (-17.9%) (CV2)
10/16 Uncanny Inhumans #14 -  24,781   (-  3.7%) (CV2)
11/16 Uncanny Inhumans #15 -  23,798   (-  4.0%)
11/16 Uncanny Inhumans #16 -  20,318   (-14.6%)
12/16 Uncanny Inhumans #17 -  18,964   (-  6.7%)

Since issue #2 : - 54.1%

Inhumans money is probably sucked by the whole Inhumans VS X-Men thing.

 128- SILK

02/15 Silk #1 -  86,263
03/15 Silk #2 -  69,369 (-19.6%)
04/15 Silk #3 -  58.755 (-15.3%)
05/15 Silk #4 -  44,316 (-24.6%)
06/15 Silk #5 -  38,798 (-12.5%)
07/15 ---
08/15 Silk #6 -  34,368 (-10.7%)
09/15 Silk #7 -  36,477 (+ 6.1%)
10/15 ---
11/15	Silk  #1 - 57,140     
12/15  Silk  #2  - 38,356   (-32.9%)
01/16  Silk  #3 -  33,102   (-13.7%)
02/16  Silk  #4 -  26,786  (-19.1%)
02/16  Silk  #5 -  26,032  (-  2.8%)
03/16  Silk  #6 -  24,847  (-  4.6%)
04/16  Silk  #7 -  43,012  (+73.0%) (Spider Women)
05/16  Silk  #8 -  30,884  (-28.2%) (Spider-Women)
06/16  Silk  #9 -  23,162  (-25.0%)
07/16  Silk #10-  23,125  (-  0.2%)
08/16  Silk #11-  21,833  (-  5.6%)
09/16  Silk #12-  20,804  (-  4.7%)
10/16  Silk #13-  18,619  (-10.5%)
11/16  Silk #14-  18,987  (+ 2.0%)  (CC)
12/16  Silk #15-  18,112  (-  4.6%)  (CC)

Since issue #2 : -52.8%

Silk VS Mattie Franklin, aka the John Byrne Spider-Woman (apparently she was dead (?) but got better).

 

129- SPIDER-MAN 2099 

07/14 Spider-Man 2099  #1  -  90,690  ( --- )
08/14 Spider-Man 2099  #2  -  47,512  (-47.6%)
09/14 Spider-Man 2099  #3  -  43,418  ( -8.6%)
10/14 Spider-Man 2099  #4  -  40,755  ( -6.1%)
10/14 Spider-Man 2099  #5  -  40,880  (  0.3%)
11/14 Spider-Man 2099  #6  -  38,634  ( -5.5%)
---
01/15 Spider-Man 2099  #7 -  38,455 (-0.5%)
01/15 Spider-Man 2099  #8 -  37,484 (-2.5%)
02/15 Spider-Man 2099  #9 -  34,374 (-8.3%)
03/15 Spider-Man 2099 #10 -  33,528 (-2.5%)
04/15 Spider-Man 2099 #11 -  31,665 (-5.6%)
05/15 Spider-Man 2099 #12 -  28,916 (-8.7%)
...
10/15 Spider-Man 2099  #1 -  57,719
10/15 Spider-Man 2099  #2 -  40,701  (-29.5%)
11/15 Spider-Man 2099  #3 -  34,969  (-14.1%)
12/15 Spider-Man 2099  #4 -  32,464  (-  7.2%)
01/16 Spider-Man 2099  #5 -  28,489  (-12.2%)
02/16 Spider-Man 2099  #6 -  26,626  ( - 6.5%)
02/16 Spider-Man 2099  #7 -  26,163  (-  1.7%)
03/16 Spider-Man 2099  #8 -  28,580  ( +9.2%)
04/16 Spider-Man 2099  #9 -  24,081  (-15.7%)
05/16 Spider-Man 2099 #10-  23,040  (-  4.3%)
06/16 Spider-Man 2099 #11-  22,722  (-  1.4%)
07/16 Spider-Man 2099 #12-  22,480  (-  1.1%)
08/16 Spider-Man 2099 #13-  22,793  (+ 1.4%)  (CV2)
08/16 Spider-Man 2099 #14-  21,908   (- 3.9%)  (CV2)
09/16 Spider-Man 2099 #15-  21,362   (- 2.5%)  (CV2)
10/16 Spider-Man 2099 #16-  20,671   (- 3.2%)  (CV2)
11/16 Spider-Man 2099 #17-  19,271   (- 6.8%)
12/16 Spider-Man 2099 #18-  18,053   (- 6.3%)

Since issue #2: -55.6%

That’s 30 issues of Spider-Man 2099 so far. Not bad.

135- 137- POWER MAN AND IRON FIST

02/16 Power Man and Iron Fist  #1  -  79,069  
03/16 Power Man and Iron Fist  #2  -  41,104  (-48.0%)    
04/16 Power Man and Iron Fist  #3 -   26,496  (-35.5%)
05/16 Power Man and Iron Fist  #4 -   26,308   (- 0.7%)
06/16 Power Man and Iron Fist  #5 -   24,202   (- 8.0%)
07/16 Power Man and Iron Fist  #6 -   26,980   (+11.5%)
08/16 Power Man and Iron Fist  #7 -   24,163   (- 10.4%)  (CV2)
09/16 Power Man and Iron Fist  #8 -   22,189   (-   8.2%)  (CV2)
10/16 Power Man and Iron Fist  #9 -   19,611   (- 11.6%)  (CV2)
11/16 Power Man and Iron Fist #10-   19,934   (+  1.6%)
12/16 Power Man and Iron Fist #11-   17,078   (- 14.3%)

12/16 Power Man and Iron Fist Annual ($5) – 17,133

Since issue #2: -58.5%

The annual and the ongoing are selling at the same level, like it seems to be the case whenever annuals are concerned. Will Marvel keep the serie around because of the various TV shows involved or will it only keep Iron Fist, soon to be launched?

 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%)
12/16  Carnage #15-   16,478  (-  4.8%)

Since issue #2 : -60.4%

Not that many people stayed for the final confrontation with Chton.

140- SILVER SURFER 

03/14  Silver Surfer  #1 -  64,919  (  --- )
04/14  Silver Surfer  #2 -  39,132  (-39.7%)
06/14  Silver Surfer  #3 -  36,075  ( -7.8%)
07/14  Silver Surfer  #4 -  32,747  ( -9.2%)
08/14  Silver Surfer  #5 -  31,125  ( -5.0%)
10/14  Silver Surfer  #6 -  28,052  ( -9.9%)
11/14  Silver Surfer  #7 -  25,759  ( -8.2%)
12/14  ---
01/15  Silver Surfer  #8 -  23,420  (- 9.1%)
02/15  Silver Surfer  #9 -  21,716  (- 7.3%)
03/15  Silver Surfer #10 -  21,100  (- 2.8%)
04/15  Silver Surfer #11 -  20,776  (- 1.5%)
05/15  ---
06/15  Silver Surfer #12 -  20,704  (- 0.3%)
07/15  Silver Surfer #13 -  24,321  (+17.5%)
08/15 ---
09/15 Silver Surfer #14 -   23,008  (-  5.4%)
10/15 ---
11/15 Silver Surfer #15 -   21,343   (-  7.2%)
12/15 ---
01/16  Silver Surfer  #1  -  57,633  
02/16  Silver Surfer  #2  -  25,009  (-56.6%)    
03/16 - -
04/16  Silver Surfer  #3  -  23,151  (-  7.4%)  
05/16  Silver Surfer  #4  -  21,063  (-  9.0%)
06/16 ---
07/16  Silver Surfer  #5  -  20,165 (-  4.3%)
08/16  Silver Surfer  #6  -  18,991 (-  5.8%)
09/16 ---
10/16  Silver Surfer   #7 -  17,588  (-  7.4%)
11/16 ---
12/16  Silver Surfer   #8 -  16,217  (-  7.8%)

Since issue #2: -35.2%    

Two issues late. Marvel still hasn’t understand it’s a bi-monthly.

144- X-MEN 92 ($5)

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%)
12/16   X-Men  92 #10 -  15,290  (-  7.0%)  END

Since issue#2: -54.8%

The surprise hit that wasn’t a surprise hit after all.

 149- SQUADRON SUPREME

12/15  Squadron Supreme  #1 -  48,247
12/15  Squadron Supreme  #2 -  27,643  (-42.7%)
01/16  Squadron Supreme  #3 -  23,551  (-14.8%)
02/16  Squadron Supreme  #4 -  24,182  (+ 2.7%)
03/16  Squadron Supreme  #5 -  22,323  (-  7.7%)
04/16  Squadron Supreme  #6 -  22,930  (+ 2.7%)
05/16  Squadron Supreme  #7 -  19,486  (-15.0%)
06/16  Squadron Supreme  #8 -  18,676  (-  4.2%)
07/16  Squadron Supreme  #9 -  23,692  (+26.9%)   (CV2)
08/16  Squadron Supreme #10-  19,119  (- 19.3%)   (CV2)
09/16  Squadron Supreme #11-  17,842  (-   6.7%)   (CV2)
10/16  Squadron Supreme #12-  16,460  (-   7.7%)   (CV2)
11/16  Squadron Supreme #13-  16,309  (-   0.9%)
12/16  Squadron Supreme #14-  14,432  (- 11.5%)

Since issue #2 : - 47.8%

Could the CV2 tag have hurt its loyal leadership?

 155- SPIDER-WOMAN

11/14  Spider-Woman #1 -  93,723           (Spider-Verse)
12/14  Spider-Woman #2 -  44,618  ( -52.4%)(Spider-Verse)
01/15  Spider-Woman #3 -  38,484  (-13.8%) (spider-Verse)
02/15  Spider-Woman #4 -  36,058  (- 6.3%)
03/15  Spider-Woman #5 -  40,068  (+11.1%)
04/15  Spider-Woman #6 -  32,041  (-20.0%)
05/15  Spider-Woman #7 -  29,567  (- 7.3%)
06/15  Spider-Woman #8 -  26,568  (-10.1%)
07/15  Spider-Woman #9 -  24,354  (- 8.3%)
08/15 Spider-Woman #10-  23,005  (- 5.5%)
09/15 ---
10/15 ---
11/15 Spider-Woman  #1 -   53,885   
12/15 Spider-Woman  #2 -   27,801  (-48.4%)
01/16 Spider-Woman  #3 -   24,054  (-13.5%)
02/16 Spider-Woman  #4 -   20,747  (-13.7%)
03/16 Spider-Woman  #5 -   20,594  ( - 0.7%)
04/16 Spider-Woman  #6 -   39,291  (+90.8%)  (Spider-Women)
05/16 Spider-Woman  #7 -   27,118  (-31.0%)   (Spider-Women)
06/16 Spider-Woman  #8 -   19,658  (-27.5%)
07/16 Spider-Woman  #9 -   20,938  (+  6.5%)  (CV2)
08/16 Spider-Woman #10-   19,251  (-   8.1%)  (CV2)
09/16 Spider-Woman #11-   17,743  (-   7.8%)  (CV2)
10/16 Spider-Woman #12-   16,176  (-   8.8%)
11/16 Spider-Woman #13-   16,386  (+  1.3%)
12/16 Spider-Woman #14-   14,232  (-13.1%)

Since issue #2 : -48.8%

Lost ¼ of its readers in the last 6 months.

156- THUNDERBOLTS

05/16  Thunderbolts  #1  -  45,169  
06/16  Thunderbolts  #2  -  36,865  (-18.8%)   
07/16  Thunderbolts  #3  -  26,588  (-27.9%)
08/16  Thunderbolts  #4  -  18,128  (-31.8%)
09/16  Thunderbolts  #5  -  18,229  (+ 0.6%)  (CV2)
10/16  Thunderbolts  #6  -  16,258  (-10.8%)
11/16  Thunderbolts  #7  -  17,269  (+  6.2%)
12/16  Thunderbolts  #8  -  14,215  (-17.7%)

Since issue#2 : -61.4%

Putting an artistic team reminiscing of the 90’s (spike hair, grinned teeth…) on a serie which was the antithesis of the 90’s with its classic approach and concerns with continuity and use of every corner of the MU universe still baffles me. That is the result.

159- PROWLER

10/16  Prowler #1  -    37,177                 (CC)
11/16  Prowler #2  -    17,617  (-52.6%) (CC)
12/16  Prowler #3  -    13,399  (-23.9%) (CC)

since issue #2: -23.9%

Imagine what it would be whithout the Clone Conspiracy tag…

163- GREAT LAKE AVENGERS

10/16  Great Lake Avengers #1  -    40,300
11/16  Great Lake Avengers #2  -    29,273   (-27.4%)
12/16  Great Lake Avengers #3  -    12,923   (-55.9%)

Since issue #2: -55.9%

Those ones can’t do anything like other people. This was the pourcentage we were expecting from issue#2. The serie is done, obviously.

 

167- UNBEATTABLE SQUIRREL GIRL 

01/15 Unbeatteable Squirrel Girl #1 - 41,693
02/15 Unbeatteable Squirrel Girl #2 – 24,621  (-40.9%)
03/15 Unbeatteable Squirrel Girl #3 – 26,586  ( +8.0%)
04/15 Unbeatteable Squirrel Girl #4 – 20,987  (-21.1%)
05/15 Unbeatteable Squirrel Girl #5 – 20,088  (- 4.3%)
06/15 Unbeatteable Squirrel Girl #6 – 19,341  (- 3.7%)
07/15 Unbeatteable Squirrel Girl #7 – 19,801  (+ 2.4%)
08/15 Unbeatteable Squirrel Girl #8 -  19,134  (- 3.4%)
09/15 ---
10/15 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl  #1 -  43,155
11/15 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl  #2 -  23,064  (-46.6%)
12/15 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl  #3 -  25,350  (+ 9.9%)
01/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl  #4 -  19,923  (-21.4%)
02/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl  #5 -  17,743  (-10.9%)
03/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl  #6 -  20,739 (+16.9%)
04/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl  #7 -  17,869 (-13.8%)
05/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl  #8 -  15,131 (-15.3%)
06/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl  #9 -  14,692  (- 2.9%)
07/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl #10-  14,590  (- 0.7%)
08/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl #11-  13,872  (- 4.9%)
09/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl #12-  14,379  (+ 3.7%)
10/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl #13-  14,688  (+ 2.1%)
11/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl #14-  12,933  (-11.9%)
12/16 Unbeattable Squirrel Girl #15-  12,556  (-  2.9%)

Since issue #2 : -45.6%
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. No noticeable TPB activity and standart attrition on the floppy side.

 168- SCARLET WITCH

12/15  Scarlet Witch  #1 -   57,835
01/16  Scarlet Witch  #2  -  25,728  (-55.5%)
02/16  Scarlet Witch  #3  -  23,900  (-  7.1%)
03/16  Scarlet Witch  #4  -  21,094  (-11.7%)
04/16  Scarlet Witch  #5  -  17,864  (-15.3%)
05/16  Scarlet Witch  #6  -  16,842  (-  5.7%)
06/16  Scarlet Witch  #7  -  18,496  (+  9.8%)
07/16  Scarlet Witch  #8  -  16,160  (-12.6%)
08/16  Scarlet Witch  #9  -  17,000  (+ 5.2%)(CV2)
09/16  Scarlet Witch #10 -  15,388  (-  9.5%)
10/16  Scarlet Witch #11 -  14,269  (-  7.3%)
11/16  Scarlet Witch #12 -  13,207  (-  7.4%)
12/16  Scarlet Witch #13 -  12,450  (-  5.7%)
   
Since issue #2: -51.6%
SCARLET WITCH VOL.1 : 2,286
Average +% TPB Sales issues #1-4: +9.6%

Has never stabilised.

174- FOOLKILLER 

11/16  Foolkiller #1 -  28,237
12/16  Foolkiller #2 -  11,423  (-59.5%)

Even more disastrous than expected.

188- NERD BLOCK INHUMANS EDITION ($10) 

12/16  Nerd Block Inhumans Edition -  10,000

What it says.

 192- MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR

11/15	Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #1 - 38,133
12/15  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #2 -  21,715  (-43.1%)
01/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #3 -  18,424  (-15.2%)
02/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #4 -  14,941  (-18.9%)
03/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #5 -  14,771  (-  1.1%)
04/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #6 -  12,253  (-17.0%)
05/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #7 -  12,879  (+ 5.1%)
06/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #8 -  12,721  (-  1.2%)
07/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur  #9 -  10,338  (-18.7%)
08/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #10-  11,862 (+14.7%)
09/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #11-    9,765 (-17.7%)
10/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #12-    9,509 (-   2.6%)
11/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #13-  11,113 (+16.9%)
12/16  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #14-    9,370 (-15.7%) 

Since issue #2 : -56.9%
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR VOL.1: 3,747
Average +% TPB Sales issues #1-6: +25.1%
 
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR VOL.2: 1,664
Average +% TPB Sales issues #7-12: +14.0%

Vol.2 is starting with moderate sales but having been picked up by Scholastic to be on the shelves of some schools will prevent the serie from cancellation during many months.

 204- PATSY WALKER HELLCAT

12/15	Patsy Walker Hellcat  #1 -  46,198  
01/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat  #2 -  20,836  (-54.9%)
02/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat  #3 -  16,587  (-18.6%)  
03/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat  #4 -  15,971  (-  3.7%)
04/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat  #5 -  12,703  (-20.5%)
05/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat  #6 -  11,822  (-  6.9%)
06/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat  #7 -  13,396  (+13.3%)    (CV2)
07/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat  #8 -  12,561  (-  6.3%)     (CV2)
08/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat  #9 -  10,486  (-16.5%)
09/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat #10-  11,163  (+ 6.4%)
10/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat #11-  11,902  (+  0.7%)
11/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat #12-    9,181  (-22.8%)
12/16  Patsy Walker Hellcat #13-    8,536  (-  7.0%)

Since issue #2: -59.0%
PATSY WALKER VOL.1: 1,901
Average +% TPB Sales issues #1-5: +11.5%
 
PATSY WALKER VOL.2: 1,216
Average +% TPB Sales issues #6-11: +10.9%

Tpb sales are not strong and floppy sales are dipping. This one didn’t work out but still did way better than Foolkiller, Great Lake and all the others in the waiting line to be cancelled after only one arc.

213- SOLO

10/16  Solo #1  -    30,589
11/16  Solo #2  -    12,723  (-58.4%)
12/16  Solo #3  -      8,158  (-35.9%)

Since issue #2: -35.9%

Boy, oh boy….

228- ENCHANTED TIKI ROOM LTD

10/16  Enchanted Tiki Room #1  -    18,296
11/16  Enchanted Tiki Room #2  -      9,121  (-50.1%)
12/16  Enchanted Tiki Room #3  -      7,176  (-21.3%)

That’s what you get for not having former editor Gregory Lockhard – and parrot grandmaster- to drew a variant cover for it. You can redeem yourself by picking up his freelance productions with Tim Fish and Monica Gallagher at Poison Press.

231- DARK TOWER DRAWING OF THREE SAILOR LTD

03/15 Dark Tower D3HC Ltd #1 of 5 – 11,107
...
07/15 Dark Tower D3HC Ltd #5 of 5 –  9,027  (- 2.4%)
08/15 ---
09/15 Dark Tower Lady of Shadows Ltd #1 of 5 –  9,918
...
01/16 Dark Tower Lady of Shadows Ltd #5 of 5 -   7,676   (-  3.3%)
…
04/16 Dark Tower Drawing of 3 Bitter Medicine Ltd #1 of 5 – 8,252
….
08/16 Dark Tower Drawing of 3 Bitter Medicine Ltd #5 of 5 -  7,156  (-  1.0%)
09/16 ---
10/16 Dark Tower Drawing of Three Sailor Ltd #1 of 5 -  7,910
11/16 Dark Tower Drawing of Three Sailor Ltd #2 of 5 -  7,106  (-10.2%)
12/16 Dark Tower Drawing of Three Sailor Ltd #3 of 5 -  6,789  (-  4.5%)

After “Color your own Marvel”, “Comment your own Marvel chart”. That’s here:

 

261- A YEAR OF MARVEL LTD 

04/16 A year of Marvel Amazing Ltd #1 of 6 -  12,717
05/16 ---
06/16 A year of Marvel Incredible Ltd #2 of 6 – 10,104  (-20.5%)
07/16 ---
08/16 A year of Marvel Unstoppable Ltd #3 of 6 -  6,796 (-32.7%)
09/16 ---
10/16 A year of Marvel Unbeatable Ltd #4 of 6 -  5,651  (-16.8%)
11/16 ---
12/16 A year of Marvel Uncanny Ltd #5 of 6 -  5,248  (- 7.1%)

The series everyone forgets. It’s Halloween time. Only one left !


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.

27 COMMENTS

  1. Wow, some of these sales numbers are absolutely dire. And they’ve killed the golden goose in Deadpool, I can’t believe he’s selling less than Doctor Strange now. Just look at the drop inflicted on Deadpool sales numbers since they went nuts with the minis. They even killed all the momentum from Spider-Man/Deadpool with the constant fill-in issues. Marvel isn’t doing a lot right at the moment.

  2. Based on dollar rankings, I estimate Marvel had roughly 200-300K total overships which include titles such as IVX #1, Hulk #1, Invincible Iron Man #2, Avengers #2, Gamora #1 and Champions #3 among others.

    I expect the lack of drops or even slight increase in sales have more to do with Marvel giving comics away for free rather than from retailers actually buying them.

  3. @David Carter
    I expect Guardians #15 also had plenty of free overships (maybe 25-30K?). It’s below Jessica Jones #3 in terms of Comichron dollar rankings.

  4. Xavier, have you seen any of the coverage of all the free over-shipping of titles Marvel has been doing over the last few months? It’s been reported on repeatedly on this very site, Bleeding Cool, Newsarama, and elsewhere. If you don’t address that huge elephant in the room, this sort of comparative sales analysis borders on the meaningless.

    For instance, Star Wars, Hawkeye, and Mosaic are all reported to have received significant free over-ships. If up to half the sales of Mosaic 3 shipped for free, that series goes from a startling success to a sales catastrophe.

    On the other hand, the “catastrophic” decline in sales on Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme looks much less disastrous if you know the sales on the first issue include copies packaged in some subscription box or other.

    I don’t envy your task here. Even accounting for all the variant cover gimmicks may not get you that close to the truth. You need some real input from retailers of figure out how many of these reported units represent actual orders before you can compare them to other months, which may or may not have included free over-ships as well. It may be that Tom Brevoort is right, and these figures from Diamond, at least in the case of Marvel, no longer bear any relation to actual sales, even to retailers in the direct market.

  5. Black Panther World of Wakanda #2 also over-shipped. I read somewhere that stores received amounts equal to their order for #1. Actual sales we closer to 23-25K

  6. Second paragraph, second sentence should read “The most disturbing thing is the fact that people are spending money on this stuff” ?

    Remember, what we call sequential / “comic books”, Marvel calls *over priced pamphlets with advertisement space*.

    Please fill up the comments regarding Marvel with the best alternatives to spend money on -like these recommendations:
    Valiant : 4001 A.D., Divinity, Faith, Bloodshot

    Fantagraphics: Hip Hop Family Tree

    Image : Seven to Eternity, The Fix, Saga, Paper Girls, Motor Crush, East of West, Loose Ends, Bitch Planet, Curse Words, Kill or be Killed, Spawn -always remember G0dland, and Shark-Man, too!

    Black Mask: Space Riders vol2 is coming out in May!!!, and also check out Black, and We Can Never Go Home.

    Albatross Funny Books: Hillbilly

    After Shock: Animosity

    Marvel is like the USA -regardless of ‘republican’ or ‘democrat’ views, we do not matter -or do you think we matter while Marvel has people pay going on $4.+ dollars for their over priced crap that is for advetising space and b.s. “brand identity” pre-programmed comic stories??? We are ‘Americans’/consumers, we hate on eachother, sit in traffic, outsource jobs, have no long term savings, no interest in improving ‘America’/asphalt strip malls, and we still pay going on $4.+ for Marvel ‘comics’ -what do we do that makes us at all “matter”?

    Marvel is *done deal* -People Let It Go.

    ***
    Alternative to flogs that blindly praise Marvel and DC:
    Comic Power – YouTube

  7. Marvel is imploding. Unfortunately, many retailers rely on Marvel to pay the rent and provide cash flow to invest in other publishers’ titles. Hopefully, Marvel’s rumored return to a “meat and potatos” approach this fall will help turn things around.

    Steve

  8. Regarding Daredevil: from speaking to friends, many liked Daredevil for its separation from the main Marvel shitstorm. With the push to make a mini-verse with Dardevil, we have all dropped the title. Marvel screwed up by trying to milk the DD readers with this new initiative.

  9. Marvel titles were overshipped to hell and back in December, you can check if by looking at the dollar share instead of the unit share.

    Hawkeye #1 for example, unit rank 18, but dollar share 48, meaning that it was less ordered than Harley Quinn.
    Champions, Mosaic and Avengers were matched to previous numbers sales. Champions had a dollar rank of 40, inferior to Spider-Man with 40006 units, terrible for a flagship book.

  10. Again, thanks for all those comments.

    Comet: they haven’t yet killed the golden goose in Deadpool. i have all the TPB dimaong numbers of the Deadpool TPB of the last few years and it is a never ending cash machine. Sales in the floppy department tend to be a little shier concerning his minis and quite weak whenver Marvel is pushing too far to try to sell a Deadpool product which almost doesn’t feature Deadpool.

    Dave: The many variant could explain part of the jump and the fact that this is the start of an arc, but besides the fact that Marvel advertised strongly that it was Bendis last arc, there was probably some deal (order as much of this to have that…) which would explain the big jump.

    Rui: thanks for this insight. Yep, we already know that number1 issue almost don’t have any value, now it’s sometimes also true for issue#2 number because of overship trying to reduce the usual major fall from issue #1, increased over time by the oversue of varant covers to advertise it.

    Carl: yes, overship is disrupting a lot of numbers. Perhaps I’ll try to add a sign saying that there is some overship on a title but I don’t see how we can correct the numbers accuratly and with more than 70 titles to search overship pourcnetage over, this would turn into a nightmare for me. Alas, I can’t put more time on this column that I allow myself to.
    Overship on the first issue of Sorcerers Supreme doesn’t change my mind over it and thefact that this is a failure saleswise. I never take into consideration sales from the first issue to decide if a title is performing well after its third issue -that’s why I change the % comparaison from issue # to issue #2.- No matter how high it started, Sorcerers Supreme wa sobviously a try from Marvel to capitalize on Dr Strange success. It didn’t work out at all.

    Aaron: you are harsh :p Can’t say I would blame you, though. I’m not spending any € on any Marvel floppy right now and will not unless ,they start to upgrade the quality/price of their floppy products (number of ages, paper used, ads). I will of course not comment at all on what America is. I can only say to you that France is taking a plunge toward darker times with an ever growing certainty.

    Steve: Marvel would be dumb to no try to take advantage of what they actually managed to do with some of their new titles: attracting a new crowd of readers towards their products, something they almost never managed to do! Going back to what the “fans” are asking almost never work because hard-time fans are almost never happy. :p

  11. “angry old fans” is not necessarily a fair label. I know there are many people who grew up reading Marvel comics (take your pick as far as what generation because at the end of the day, the person who grew up reading the Claremont/Byrne X-Men aren’t really that different from the person who grew up reading the Jim Lee or Grant Morrison X-Men for example) and Marvel has been phasing fans out for a few years now with how they’ve handled their characters. I would assume the idea is to hook fans early, have them develop a loyalty to the company and characters while working to develop new fans. Marvel seems to want the new fans at the expense of the old fans with the view that “Marvel Zombies will buy anything with our characters” and “New #1 issues will keep bringing new fans in” while not providing the character consistency that older fans want.

    Speaking only for myself, I no longer buy Marvel comics because I don’t enjoy what they are doing with the characters to the point that many of them are completely unrecognizable to me after reading so many stories over the years. I think that is more on editorial than the writers because they should have the characters handled consistently by the talent. Personally, I didn’t ask for Cyclops to become a villain, I didn’t need replacements for Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk, or anyone else. There was a time when you could get excited because a new character was created in book that would catch on and become popular. Sure, they could take an old name that wasn’t being used and put a new character in that spot and it would feel organic and that formula seems to work with Ms. Marvel but using Bill Foster Giant Man as cannon fodder for an event shows how short sited the company can be. I have no issue with not reading Marvel comics as I have a wonderful collection of comic books over the years that I can go back and re-read. If Marvel is having success (which doesn’t seem to be the case numbers-wise) with their publishing direction, that’s the way it’s supposed to work, fans move on when they don’t like the company’s output. But if you turn away a portion of your fan base, you’re not really building anything. Calling older fans “Angry”, is ignoring a group that is willing to spend money (and possibly a more consistent source of money) to be considered more hip and ultimately, in my opinion, more disposable. There should be a way to produce comics that appeal to a broader fan base than what they are currently doing.

  12. I can’t speak to the percentage of overships for all retailers, but I’d assume they’re the same as mine:

    Champions #3- Matched to orders for #2
    Gamora #1- 100%
    Ghost Rider #2- 40%
    Guardians of the Galaxy #15- 100%
    Gwenpool Holiday Special- 100%
    Hawkeye #1- 100%
    Hulk #1- 50%
    Invincible Iron Man #2- 25%
    Jessica Jones #3- Matched to orders for #2
    Mighty Captain Marvel #0- 100%
    Mosaic #3- Matched to orders for #2, which was matched to orders for #1
    Nova #1- 100%
    Occupy Avengers #2- 100%
    Rocket Raccoon #1- 100%
    Slapstick #1- 100%
    Star Wars #26- 50%
    Star-Lord #1- 100%

  13. I’m not an “angry old fan”, I’m an “apathetic old fan”. I don’t hate most of the changes Marvel has made, the tone-deaf handling of the X-Men franchise being an exception. I’m just not excited about them. Other companies are making more engaging comics or employing more interesting marketing gimmicks. What has Marvel got? Costume swaps, yearly relaunches, ever-climbing cover prices and shrinking TPB value.

    I still buy the occasional monthly title or reprint – I just picked up the Alpha Flight omnibus, for example. But when everything gets relaunched in 12 issues or less, why not wait for the trade when it comes to new stuff? Or just buy used?

  14. Regarding Shawn Kane’s comments:

    I too am a long time Marvel fan – 43 years – and agree with your sentiment and comments. The bottom line is that there is no point arguing with anyone about this anymore. I get it – different strokes for different folks, i.e.: younger, hipper, more socially conscious readers and all that. You and I are no longer Marvel’s target audience, and so I just don’t care to spend my money on Marvel’s current output.

  15. Many mistakes in this analysis. Writer ignored free issues. Mosaic sales are terrible without them. LCS bought only 18k copies of 3rd issue. The rest was send them for free.

    many books had free issues and You can use comichron to find which one

  16. The point of Marvel overships is to make the drop in sales from #1 to #3 less pronounced and even if you can’t point an asterisk to each and every title affected.

  17. @Ian Raistrick

    I can confirm some of those numbers as they match the overship one of my contact got at his store.

  18. Shawn Kane, spot on. I have NEVER seen a more complete character assassination than what was done to Cyclops from the time that Grant Morrison got ahold of him onward. Want proof that old fans are wanting to read about the classic versions of their favorite characters? Unworthy Thor is outselling the “main” Thor title. I’ve been buying Unworthy, the first time I’ve consistently bought a Thor title in some time. Also, the Steve Rogers Cap far outsells the Sam Wilson version. I buy both titles, but I’ve come close to dropping the Sam Wilson title because it wants to constantly beat the reader over the head with social justice issues. The recent issue where Misty Knight filled in was like a feminist wet dream.

  19. Okay why has thunderbolts been doing so terrible? The thunderbolts have just the right set up where you look at the characters and actually can see them all (except moonstone) ending up as better people by the end of the story. Also I may just be a 23 year old manchild, but Kobik is adorable!

  20. ICV2.com has pisted the January 2017 sales estimates. Many Marvel titles posted significant losses and a few went up. Next month’s column will be interesting.

    For those if you wavering on SAM WILSON, keep buying it. Looks like it’s ending soon.

    Steve

  21. I have been making a document with anylisis of marvel’s sales starting october 2016

    January’s sales are crazy.. All cosmic books seems to be failing bad, Riri has a drop of 45,6% from issue 2 to issue 3 and all those December’s number 1 have no endurance whatsoever

    As for Champions? do not have those MAIN BOOK numbers anymore. Actually is behind EVERY X-men book save for ALl new and Mercs. And remember that is only issue 4!

    Xavier Lancel if you’d like I can send you this. As a fellow european, always ready to help.

  22. Marvel is claiming their declining circulation figures are due to retailers over-ordering DC REBIRTH titles and having less to spend on MARVEL NOW titles. (That’s why they overshipped so heavily.) In reality, looks like readers just don’t like much of the new Marvel line. That said, some of Marvel’s titles are excellent; CHAMPIONS, for example, is well written and superbly drawn. I also like UNCANNY AVENGERS and GOTG.

    Steve

  23. That drip on Captain America Steve Rogers is really odd given its title marvel are building an event on. I noticed last month sam wilson took a major dip as well, I wonder if people have just given up on Nick Spencer unsubtle political rhetoric

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