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Marvel Month to Month Sales Charts: November 2014—A Tale of Three Events

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By Jason Enright

Welcome to another month of Marvel sales analysis. This month’s charts are dominated by 3 events and their various tie-in books which make up 28 of Marvel’s books shipped this month, or 1/3 of their output. Let’s look at the monthly breakdown.

76 books in total
7 double shipped books (plus 1 series that shipped more than twice this month)
4 X-Men books (6 if you count X-Factor and X-Force)
5 Avengers books (7 if you count the Ultimates and Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble)
0 Annuals
1 Original Sin Tie-In book
15 AXIS and AXIS Tie-in Books
6 Death of Wolverine and Death of Wolverine Tie-in books
7 Spider-Verse and Spider-verse Tie-in Books
28 of Marvel’s 76 books or 1/3 of their books this month are connected to one of their 3 current events

3 titles over 100,000 copies
4 titles between 75,000 and 100,000 copies
10 titles between 50,000 and 75,000 copies
31 titles between 25,000 and 50,000 copies
28 titles under 25,000
4 $4.99 books
69 $3.99 books
1 $3.95 book
1 $3.50 book
1 $2.99 book

Wow! So that is a lot of AXIS, Spider-Verse, and Death of Wolverine coming out this month. Spider-Verse topped the charts this month, with Axis and some new debuts close behind, but I can’t help but wonder if these events are starting to cannibalize each other’s sales a bit. AXIS seems to be underperforming a bit, and I wonder if people are just getting tired of event after event.

Let’s dive deep into the numbers and look for trends.

As always, thanks to Milton Greipp and ICv2 for information used to compile these charts.

 

1, 4. Amazing SPIDER-MAN
11/04  Am Spi #514   –  87,118
11/09  Am Spi #613   -	 64,669
11/11  Am Spi #674   -	 57,723
11/12  Am Spi #698   -  81,342
---
11/13  Superior #21  -  74,940  ( -12.2%)
11/13  Superior #22  -  81,250  (  +8.4%)
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.S. 
08/14  Amazing v3 #5 - 101,655  ( -13.8%)O.S.
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%)
---
6 mnth  ( -18.6%)
1 year  (  24.2%)
2 year  (  24.0%)
3 year  (  74.8%)
5 year  (  56.0%)
10 year (  15.8%)

Spider-man takes the #1 spot thanks to the premiere issue of Spider-Verse. The last 7 months have been great for Spider-man sales as only two issues have fallen below 100k. Marvel’s various events or #1 issues may unseat him from time to time but Spider-man is definitely the most consistent seller for Marvel, and Spider-verse seems like it will do very well for the company both in boosting Spider-Man sales and in helping launch several spin-off series such as Silk and Spider-Gwen.

2. CAPTAIN AMERICA
11/04  Captain America v5 # 1 -  67,223
11/09  Captain Am. Reborn # 4 -  96,526  
11/11  Captain America v6 # 4 -  54,157 
11/12  Captain America v7 # 1 - 123,667  
---
11/13  Captain America v7 #13 - 36,147  (  -6.6%)
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%)
---
6 Mnth  ( 297.2%)
1 Year  ( 233.4%)
2 Year  (  -3.0%)
3 Year  ( 122.5%)
5 Year  (  24.8%)
10 Year (  79.3%)

The All-New Captain America starring Sam Wilson Soars high with a 120k debut and while not as strong as Thor #1’s debut, it still looks like it’ll be a very successful relaunch for the character. Interestingly enough, the last relaunch of Captain America at the start of Marvel Now two years ago launched at almost the same numbers.

5. SPIDER-WOMAN
11/14  Spider-Woman #1 -  93,723

Spider-Woman launches at 93k copies. Marvel pulled an interesting move here and launched this book as a Spider-Verse tie-in, so I will be very curious to see how this book does after the next few months to see how the sales are being boosted by the Spider-verse connection.

6. THOR
11/11  Thor v4 #8   -  40,703  
11/12  Thor v5 #1   - 110,443
---
11/13  Thor v5 #15 -  41,259  (-10.3%)
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%)
---
6 mnth  ( 296.4%)
1 year  ( 227.9%)
2 year  ( -19.0%)
3 year  ( 119.0%)

So generally a book sees a 40% drop from issue 1 to issue 2, but sometimes when a book debuts with really high numbers, the drop is even steeper. Thor not only had a great debut but only took the standard 40% drop for issue 2, which bodes very well for it. It also had strong issue 1 re-orders so it is possible that issue 3 or 4 might even see a sales increase as stores adjust their orders to meet demand.

7, 42. IRON MAN
11/04  Iron Man v4 #1   - 68,989
11/09 Inv Iron Man #20  - 55,135
11/11 Inv Iron Man #510 - 38,118
11/12  Iron Man v6 #2   - 72,902
---
11/13  Iron Man v6 #18  - 36,135  (  -7.5%)
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%)
---
6 Mnth  (  48.7%)
1 Year  (  17.9%)
2 Year  ( -42.0%)
3 Year  (  11.8%)
5 Year  ( -22.7%)
10 Year ( -38.2%)

Superior Iron Man debuts 40k copies under recent relaunches like Captain America and 70k copies under Thor, followed by a steeper than normal second issue drop of 50%. It seems like evil Iron Man wasn’t as exciting a rebranding as the diverse new takes on Cap and Thor, or maybe it is just being hurt by tying in so closely to AXIS, which has not been an incredibly strong seller for Marvel.

8, 9, 11. AXIS/UNCANNY AVENGERS
11/12  Uncanny Avengers #2  -  114,257
---
11/13  Uncanny Avengers #14 -  60,750  (  0.3%)
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%)AXIS
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%)
---
6 mnth  (  42.3%)
1 year  (  21.5%)
2 year  ( -35.0%)

AXIS is not really selling as strongly as I would have expected. I imagine these numbers would be even lower if it wasn’t being released almost weekly and stores had more time to adjust orders. There isn’t even heavy re-order data in the top 300 for last month’s issues, which is normally expected from large event books. I personally think it might be event fatigue as there wasn’t much of a break between this and Original Sin and Death of Wolverine. Also Spider-Verse is happening at the same time. Perhaps fans’ wallets are stretched a little thin or they just aren’t into the whole inversion idea.

13. Spider-Verse
09/14  Edge of Spider-Verse #1  - 59,237 
09/14  Edge of Spider-Verse #2  - 54,415  (-8.1%)[9,570]
09/14  Edge of Spider-Verse #3  - 51,530  (-5.3%)
10/14  Edge of Spider-Verse #4  - 48,877  (-5.1%)
10/14  Edge of Spider-Verse #5  - 52,596  ( 7.6%)
11/14  Spider-Verse #1          - 71,232  (35.4%)

Spider-Verse is a 2-part anthology series telling stories of different Spider characters during the events of the main Spider-Verse story which is taking place in Amazing Spider-Man. For the primary event tie-in book, it is doing quite well and selling around 30% less than the main book, but still selling better than the prelude Edge of Spider-Verse which sold around 50k.

16. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
11/09  Guardians v2 #20 -  22,954
---
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.S. Tie-In
09/14  Guardians v3 #19 -  55,891  (  -7.9%) O.S. Tie-In
10/14  Guardians v3 #20 -  61,072  (   9.3%)
11/14  Guardians v3 #21 -  62,387  (   2.2%)
---
6 mnth  (   14.8%)
5 year  (  171.8%)

Guardians stays strong at 62k thanks to a new storyline guest starring Venom and a special Rocket & Groot variant.

***Note: This is right around where All-New X-Men would place but no issue shipped this month. Look for it next month.

17, 66. MIGHTY AVENGERS
11/09  Mighty Avengers   #31 -  49,457  
---
11/13  Mighty Avengers v2 #3 -  42,210  (-23.1%)
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%)AXIS
11/14  Cap & M. Avengers  #2  - 34,428  (-42.8%)AXIS
---
6 Mnth  (  19.9%)
1 Year  ( -18.4%)
5 Year  ( -30.4%)

The new rebranding of Mighty Avengers launches with a decent 60k but then drops down to 34k for issue 2. While this does fit the normal trend of a 40% issue 2 drop, it does not bode well for the series long term health if it doesn’t stabilize out quickly over the next few months. I also wonder if tying into AXIS right from its debut issue, will help or hurt this book?

21. UNCANNY X-MEN
11/04  Uncanny X-Men #451   –  92,047
11/09  Uncanny X-Men #516   –  69,525
11/11  Uncanny X-Men #1     - 109,911
---
11/13  Uncanny X-Men v3 #14 -  65,655  ( -12.7%)
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%)[5,627]O.S. Tie-In
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%)
---
6 mnth  (   2.2%)
1 year  ( -14.8%)
3 year  ( -49.1%)
5 year  ( -19.5%)
10 year ( -39.2%)

Variants and new story arcs may give Uncanny X-men temporary boosts but for the last year it has very consistently sold around 55k to 60k issues.

23. AVENGERS
11/04  Avengers   #503 – 105,757
11/11  Avengers v4 #19 –  56,620
11/12  Avengers v4 #34 -  57,315
---
11/13  Avengers v5 #23 -  66,501  (  -6.0%)
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.S. Tie-In
07/14  Avengers v5 #32 -  56,595  (   4.9%) O.S. Tie-In
07/14  Avengers v5 #33 -  51,874  (  -8.3%) O.S. Tie-In
08/14  Avengers v5 #34 -  54,413  (   4.9%) O.S. Tie-In
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  (  10.0%)
---
6 mnth  (  -4.8%)
1 year  ( -18.2%)
2 year  (  -5.0%)
3 year  (  -4.0%)
10 year ( -48.6%)

Avengers is another series that seems to sell pretty consistently within a 5k range and is pretty solidly entrenched between 50 and 55k.

24. 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%)

Rocket Raccoon drops 8% this month but 5 months in it is still selling a solid 50k issues which is very good compared to the majority of Marvel’s solo books which sell in the 30k range.

26. DEADPOOL
11/09  Deadpool v3 #17  - 46,743  
11/11  Deadpool v3 #46 -  27,552 
11/12  Deadpool v4 #1  - 118,976 
---
11/13  Deadpool v4 #19 -  44,184  (  -6.2%)
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  (  10.7%) AXIS
---
6 mnth  (  -1.6%)
1 year  (  16.7%)
2 year  ( -57.0%)
3 year  (  87.2%)
5 year  (  10.3%)

Deadpool seems to be benefitting from a tie-in to AXIS as sales rise a bit with people wanting to check out an inverted Deadpool. Of course the boost may just be due to the Rocket and Groot variant program.

29. 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 ( 69.8%)
---
6 Mnth  ( 21.4%)

Inhumans gets a big boost of 20k issues this month, which is odd because it has no variants and isn’t a part of a big event. However, perhaps this boost is due to the announcement of the Inhumans movie and the recent TV show story arcs that hint at the coming of the Inhumans.

37, 46. NEW AVENGERS
11/09  New Avengers v1 #59 -  74,345  
11/11  New Avengers v2 #18 -  54,454  
11/12  New Avengers v2 #34 -  53,862  
---
11/13  New Avengers v3 #12 -  58,807  ( -7.0%)
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%)
---
6 mnth  (  -7.5%)
1 year  ( -31.3%)
2 year  ( -25.0%)
3 year  ( -25.8%)
5 year  ( -45.6%)

There were two New Avengers issues this month and the first jumped up 4k issues and then the second dropped 6k, for a net loss of 2k. It has been hovering 40-42k for a while now and is probably heading towards some sort of relaunch or rebranding after Secret Wars next year.

39, 70. 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%)
41. DEATH OF WOLVERINE: LIFE AFTER LOGAN
11/14  DoW: Life after Logan #1 -  43,404 
43, 48. 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%)

These Death of Wolverine spin-off series all seem to be selling around 30 to 40k. Luckily most of them seem to be mini-series that will wrap up next month or in January and likely won’t overstay their welcome.

49. SPIDER-MAN 2099
07/14  Spider-Man 2099 #1  -  90,690  ( --- )[6,461]
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%)

2099 is a pretty stable Spider-man spin-off/Spider-verse tie-in series with a 5% month to month attrition which isn’t great but isn’t terrible either. If the drops shrink to 2% each month, it could maintain a pretty healthy sales number.

52. 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%)
---
6 Mnth ( -18.4%)

The Hawkeye VS. mini-series is still selling pretty well and will likely end with similar numbers to the previous Deadpool Vs. series.

53. 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%)

This series is very stable with issue 5 selling very close to what issue 2 sold. The upcoming Black Vortex crossover spins out of the events of this book and crosses over with Guardians and All-New X-Men which should help boost this series’ sales.

54. 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

Art of War is another Deadpool miniseries with very strong sales only a 15k behind the main book. No signs of the Deadpool bubble bursting yet.

57. AMAZING X-MEN
11/04  Astonishing X-Men #6  - 134,835  
11/09  Astonishing X-Men #32 -  62,125  
11/11  Astonishing X-Men #44 -  32,729  
11/12  Astonishing X-Men #56 -  27,583  
---
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%)
---
6  mnth  ( -14.5%)
1  year  ( -67.7%)
2  year  (  32.0%)
3  year  (  11.0%)
5 year   ( -41.5%)
10 year  ( -73.1%)

Amazing X-Men receives a solid 4k boost likely due to a Rocket & Groot variant but possibly also because of a nice standalone issue from a guest creative team.

58. SCARLET SPIDERS
11/14  Scarlet Spiders #1  -  36,281  (---)

Scarlet Spiders has a decent debut at 36k for a 3-isse miniseries tie-in to Spider-Verse.

59. SPIDER-VERSE TEAM UP
10/14  Spider-Verse Team Up #1  -  35,449  (---)

Team-up is another Spider-Verse anthology series but I’m genuinely unclear what sets it apart from the anthology series called Spider-verse which sold 35k more copies. Perhaps they should have just called this Spider-Verse #2.

64. HULK
11/09  Incred Hulk    #604 - 40,633
11/11  Incred Hulk v4 #2   – 80,143
11/12  Incred Hulk v4 #15  -118,200
---
11/13  Indestructible #15  - 37,025  (  -9.6%)
11/13  Indestructible #16  - 35,871  (  -3.1%)
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%)
---
6 Mnth  (  -8.4%)
1 Year  (  -3.9%)
2 Year  ( -71.0%)
3 Year  ( -57.0%)
5 Year  ( -15.1%)

Hulk has been very stable for the last several months as writer Gerry Duggan takes Banner and the Hulk in a new direction.

65. GUARDIANS 3000
10/14  Guardians 3000 #1  -  58,574  (---)
11/14  Guardians 3000 #2  -  34,467  (-41.2%)

Guardians drops 40% with its issue 2 which isn’t bad but could be if future months see more big drops.

73. DAREDEVIL
11/04  Daredevil v2 #67 – 51,345
11/04  Daredevil   #502 – 40,335
11/11  Daredevil v3 #6  – 38,302
11/12  Daredevil v3 #20 - 36,515 
---
10/13  Daredevil v3 #32 - 34,957  ( -4.7%)
11/13  Daredevil v3 #33 - 32,966  ( -5.7%)
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%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -17.5%)
1 Year  (  -1.6%)
2 Year  ( -11.0%)
3 Year  ( -15.3%)
5 Year  ( -19.6%)
10 Year ( -36.8%)

Mark Waid and Chris Samnee’s award-winning run on Daredevil continues to sell very steadily, but recent solicits indicate that their run is coming to an end in 2015. Wait holds the longest run on Daredevil of any creator and his book has maintained steady sales as well as critical acclaim. It will be interesting to see who fills his shoes.

74. BUCKY BARNES: WINTER SOLDIER
05/14  Winter Soldier Bitter March #4 -  19,930  
---
10/14  Bucky Barnes: Winter Solder #1 -  47,471  
11/14  Bucky Barnes: Winter Solder #2 -  32,409  (-31.7%)
---
6 Mnth  ( 62.6%)

I normally expect to see a 40% drop on 2nd issues, because stores often have to place orders before they have had a chance to read the first issue. The new Winter Soldier issue 2 only drops 30%. Hopefully its drops continue to shrink from here.

75. CARNAGE
11/12  Mini Carnage Omega #1 – 37,376
11/13  Superior Carnage #5   – 31,100
---
10/14  AXIS Carnage #1       – 38,548
11/14  AXIS Carnage #2       – 32,015 (-16.9%)
---
1 year  (  2.9%) 2 Year  (-14.0%)

Carnage is selling very well and should end on a strong note.

***Note this is normally where Ms. Marvel would place but no issue shipped this month. Look for it in next month’s article.

77. MILES MORALES ULT SPIDER-MAN
11/04  Ult. Spider-Man v1 #69 –  90,007
11/09  Ult. Spider-Man v2 #4  –  49,083
11/11  Ult. Spider-Man v3 #4  –  51,558
11/12  Ult. Spider-Man v3 #17 -  38,481
---
11/13  Cataclysm USM #1 of 3  - 36,541  (+16.1%)
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%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -31.1%)
1 year  ( -13.5%)
2 year  ( -18.0%)
3 year  ( -38.7%)
5 year  ( -35.6%)
10 year ( -64.9%)

Miles Morales continues to steadily decline, but the upcoming Secret Wars event may provide a way for Miles to integrate into the main Marvel 616 Universe.

78. X-MEN
11/04  X-Men v2 #164 -  88,617  
11/11  X-Men v3 #21  -  39,919  
11/12  X-Men v3 #38  -  30,289  
---
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%)
---
6  mnth  ( -20.3%)
1  year  ( -44.8%)
2  year  (   4.0%)
3  year  ( -21.2%)
10 year  ( -64.5%)

For X-men, the standard attrition continues. G. Willow Wilson takes over in January.

81. Magneto
11/11  Magneto Not a Hero #1 – 21,543
---
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
---
6 Mnth  ( -15.2%)
3 year  (  39.8%)

Thanks to Axis, Magneto stays above the 30k mark.

82. MOON KNIGHT
11/09  Vengeance of MK#3  -  23,348  
11/11  Moon Knight v4 #7  -  27,062  
---
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%)
---
6 Mnth  (-32.5%)
3 year  (  6.2%)
5 year  ( 23.1%)

Moon Knight’s sales drop another couple of thousand issues. Marvel also announced that Cullen Bunn and Ron Ackins will take over with issue 13 after Brian Wood and Greg Smallwood’s arc ends.

83. WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN
11/11  Wolverine/X-Men #2   - 83,356  
11/12  Wolverine/X-Men #21  - 48,244  
---
11/13  Wolverine/X-Men #38 - 39,098  (-31.9%)
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%)AXIS
---
6 Mnth  ( -15.1%)
1 Year  ( -27.7%)
2 Year  ( -41.0%)
3 Year  ( -65.9%)

Wolverine and the X-Men ends on a very strong note. Spider-Man and the X-Men starts in December.

86. AXIS REVOLUTIONS
10/14  Axis Revolutions #1 - 32,794
11/14  Axis Revolutions #2 - 27,775 (-15.3%)

The main Axis Tie-in is 1/3 of what the main series sells.

88.  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
---
6 Mnth  ( -6.3%)

The beginning of the Avengers World Axis tie-in arc gives this series a good 6k issue boost.

92. AXIS HOBGOBLIN
10/14  Axis Hobgoblin #1 - 31,243
11/14  Axis Hobgoblin #2 - 26,066 (-16.6%)

Another AXIS mini-series, Hobgoblin doesn’t sell as well as Carnage but is still maintaining decent sales.

94. SILVER SURFER
11/04  Silver Surfer v5 #14-  19,287  
---
03/14  Silver Surfer v7 #1 -  64,919  (  --- )[2,757]
04/14  Silver Surfer v7 #2 -  39,132  (-39.7%)
06/14  Silver Surfer v7 #3 -  36,075  ( -7.8%)
07/14  Silver Surfer v7 #4 -  32,747  ( -9.2%)
08/14  Silver Surfer v7 #5 -  31,125  ( -5.0%)
10/14  Silver Surfer v7 #6 -  28,052  ( -9.9%)
11/14  Silver Surfer v7 #7 -  25,759  ( -8.2%)

Silver Surfer continues to slide down a little under 10% each month. It needs to stabilize soon, and I’m sure the delays aren’t helping.

97. FANTASTIC FOUR
11/04  Fantastic Four #520   – 51,683
11/09  Fantastic Four #573   – 39,415
11/11  Fantastic Four #600   – 73,809
11/12  Fantastic Four #  1   -114,532
---
11/13  Fantastic Four v5 #14 - 28,679  (  -9.1%)
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%)
---
6 mnth  ( -23.7%)
1 year  ( -11.3%)
2 year  ( -78.0%)
3 year  ( -65.5%)
5 year  ( -35.5%)
10 year ( -50.8%)

The return of the Fantastic Four’s blue uniforms didn’t do much to help its falling sales. The series is counting down to an end point in April or May of next year. I’m sure a relaunch is coming after Secret Wars.

100. 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%)
10/14  Loki #7 -  25,430  (   1.2%)AXIS
11/14  Loki #8 -  23,333  (  -8.2%)AXIS


6 mnth ( -10.3%)

Despite tying in to AXIS, Loki drops a couple thousand issues.

101. BLACK WIDOW
11/04  Black Widow #3  – 26,839
11/09  Deadly Origin #1– 29,338
---
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%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -12.1%)
5 Year  ( -21.7%)
10 Year ( -14.4%)

Black Widow drops a thousand issues after it was stable last month. Black is still solicited through March with issue 16.

102. Nightcrawler
11/04  Nightcrawler #2 – 36,532
---
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%)
---
6 Mnth  (-38.2%)
10 Year (-40.2%)

With the March solicits, Marvel announced that issue 12 will be the finale of Claremont’s Nightcrawler run. It is unclear whether that means the book is cancelled or getting a new creative team, but the numbers make me think it will be cancelled.

104. PUNISHER
11/04  Punisher v7 #14  – 41,512
11/09  Punisher v8 #11  – 24,978
11/11  Punisher v9 #5   - 25,399
---
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%)
---
6 mnth  ( -20.7%)
3 year  ( -11.1%)
5 year  (   5.7%)
10 year ( -32.7%)

The Punisher is still solicited throuch March’s issue 16.

105, 106. NOVA
11/09  Nova v4 #31 - 22,917
---
11/13  Nova v5 #10 - 32,716  ( +1.2%)
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 
---
6 Mnth  (  -0.4%)
1 Year  ( -34.1%)
5 Year  (  -5.9%)

Nova is steadying out nicely thanks to AXIS and in a few months it will be crossing over with Guardians and X-Men as part of Black Vortex, which will likely help boost its sales.

108. ALL-NEW X-FACTOR
11/11  X-Factor #227   - 23,742  
11/12  X-Factor #247   - 22,005  
---
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
---
6 Mnth  ( -18.3%)
2 Year  (  -3.0%)
3 Year  ( -10.4%)

X-Factor is staying just above the 20k line thanks to the AXIS tie-in. It is scheduled to end with issue 20.

110. DEATHLOK
10/14  Deathlok #1 -  43,991  
11/14  Deathlok #2 -  20,883  ( -52.5%)

Deathlok drops over 50% from an already low debut number. It is currently solicited through issue 6 in March.

112. SHE-HULK
11/12  Red She-Hulk #59- 20,668
---
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%)
---
6 Mnth  (-21.0%)
2 Year  ( -2.0%)

She-Hulk is scheduled to end with issue 12. No word on a relaunch yet.

113. CAPTAIN MARVEL
11/09  Ms. Marvel #47        - 22,926  
11/12  Captain Marvel #7     - 21,744  
---
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%)
---
6 mnth  ( -23.7%)
1 year  (   9.4%)
2 year  (  -9.0%)
5 year  ( -13.3%)

Captain Marvel drops a little bit further this month. With the movie news, it will be interesting to see if this series picks up some new readers.

115. X-FORCE
11/04  X-Force v2 #4  - 41,531  
11/09  X-Force v3 #21 - 53,942  
11/11  X-Force v4 #17 - 50,974 
11/12  X-Force v4 #34 - 43,710  
---
11/13  X-Force v5 #14 - 28,885  ( -5.5%)
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%)
---
6 mnth  ( -26.1%)
1 year  ( -32.9%)
2 year  ( -56.0%)
3 year  ( -62.0%)
5 year  ( -64.1%)
10 year ( -53.4%)

X-Force is scheduled to end with issue #15 in February.

120. 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%)
---
6 Mnth ( -61.3%)

Cyclops continues to drop rather steeply. It is currently solicited through issue 11 in March.

122. 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%)

Storm also continues to drop. It is currently solicited through issue 9 in March.

124. SECRET AVENGERS
11/11  Secret Avengers    #19 - 41,191
11/12  Secret Avengers    #34 - 32,146
---
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%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -22.8%)
1 Year  ( -30.3%)
2 Year  ( -45.0%)
3 Year  ( -57.1%)

After stabilizing a bit last month, Secret Avengers drops again this month. Issue 14 has been solicited for March.

130. SAVAGE HULK
---
06/14  Savage Hulk #1 – 44,177
07/14  Savage Hulk #2 – 31,194 ( -29.4%)
08/14  Savage Hulk #3 – 24,774 ( -20.6%)
09/14  Savage Hulk #4 – 22,875 (  -7.7%)
10/14  Savage Hulk #5 – 19,351 ( -15.4%)
11/14  Savage Hulk #6 – 16,783 ( -13.3%)

Seemingly cancelled with this issue, no further issues have yet been solicited.

140. ALL-NEW INVADERS
11/04  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%) 
---
6  Mnth  ( -28.5%)
10 Year  ( -34.1%)

February’s solicits suggest that issue 15 will be the final issue.

142. ALL NEW GHOST RIDER
11/11  Ghost Rider #6 - 18,297 
---
03/14  All New Ghost Rider  #1  -  50,072 (  --- )[2,567]
04/14  All New Ghost Rider  #2  -  29,429 (-41.2%)
05/14  All New Ghost Rider  #3  -  27,756 ( -5.7%)
06/14  All New Ghost Rider  #4  -  24,627 (-11.3%)
07/14  All New Ghost Rider  #5  -  21,820 (-11.4%)
08/14  All New Ghost Rider  #6  -  20,679 ( -5.2%)
09/14  All New Ghost Rider  #7  -  18,718 ( -9.5%)
10/14  All New Ghost Rider  #8  -  17,907 ( -4.3%)
11/14  All New Ghost Rider  #9  -  15,566 (-13.1%)
---
6 Mnth ( -43.9%)
3 year ( -14.9%)

Looks to be ending in March with issue 12.

147. SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN
10/13  Superior Foes #4 - 26,884  (-10.6%)
11/13  Superior Foes #5 - 23,694  (-11.9%)
11/13  Superior Foes #6 - 21,367  ( -9.8%)
12/13  Superior Foes #7 - 20,858  ( -2.4%)
01/14  ---
02/14  Superior Foes #8 – 19,193  ( -8.0%)
03/14  Superior Foes #9 – 18,620  ( -3.0%)
03/14  Superior Foes #10- 18,437  ( -1.0%)
04/14  Superior Foes #11- 18,143  ( -1.6%)
05/14  ---
06/14  Superior Foes #12- 17,826  ( -1.7%)
07/14  Superior Foes #13- 16,903  ( -5.2%)
08/14  Superior Foes #14- 16,604  ( -1.8%)
09/14  Superior Foes #15- 15,824  ( -4.7%)
10/14  Superior Foes #16- 15,304  ( -3.3%)
11/14  Superior Foes #17- 14,681  ( -4.1%)
---
1 Year  ( -38.0%)

Final issue.

151. MIRACLEMAN
01/14  Miracleman #1  - 52,313
01/14  Miracleman #2  - 36,927  ( -29.4%)
02/14  Miracleman #3  – 25,970  ( -32.6%)  
03/14  Miracleman #4  – 23,557  (  -9.3%)
04/14  ---
05/14  Miracleman #5  – 22,399  (  -4.9%)
05/14  Miracleman #6  – 20,598  (  -8.0%)
06/14  Miracleman #7  – 19,123  (  -7.2%)
07/14  Miracleman #8  – 17,654  (  -7.7%)
08/14  Miracleman #9  – 16,466  (  -6.7%)
09/14  Miracleman #10 – 15,409  (  -6.4%)
10/14  Miracleman #11 – 14,824  (  -3.8%)
10/14  Miracleman #12 – 14,634  (  -1.3%)
11/14  Miracleman #13 – 14,155  (  -3.3%)
---
6 Mnth ( -31.3%)

Sales continue to shrink.

153. 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%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -46.9%)

Elektra continues to drop. The series ends with issue 11 in February.

156. All NEW ULTIMATES
11/09  Ult comics Avengers  #4  - 58,996
11/11  Ult comics Ultimates #4  - 39,342
11/12  Ult comics Ultimates #18 - 29,072
-
11/13  Cataclysm Ult. #1 - 42,109  
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%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -43.9%)
1 Year  ( -67.8%)
2 Year  ( -53.0%)
3 Year  ( -65.5%)
5 Year  ( -77.0%)

Ends with issue 12.

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

This 5-issue mini-series drops a little less than expected for an issue 2.

162. NEW WARRIORS
---
02/14  New Warriors #1  -  45,765  (  --- )
03/14  New Warriors #2  -  26,006  (-43.2%)
04/14  New Warriors #3  -  23,105  (-11.2%)
05/14  New Warriors #4  -  19,900  (-13.9%)
06/14  New Warriors #5  -  18,576  ( -6.7%)
06/14  New Warriors #6  -  18,156  ( -2.3%)
07/14  New Warriors #7  -  17,304  ( -4.7%)
08/14  New Warriors #8  -  16,081  ( -7.1%)
09/14  New Warriors #9  -  15,166  ( -5.7%)
09/14  New Warriors #10 -  15,056  ( -0.7%)
10/14  New Warriors #11 -  14,026  ( -6.8%)
11/14  New Warriors #12 -  11,351  ( -5.7%)
---
6 Mnth  ( -33.5%)

Final issue.

177. 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%)

Drawing of Three continues to drop.

200. 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%)

Another large drop for Empire of the Dead.

212. POWERS: THE BUREAU  [Icon] 
11/13  Bureau #8    -  9,693  ( -5.9%)
12/13  ---
01/14  ---
02/14  ---
03/14  ---
04/14  Bureau #9    -  8,961  ( -7.6%)
05/14  Bureau #10   -  9,002  (  0.5%)
06/14  ---
07/14  ---
08/14  ---
09/14  Bureau #11   -  8,747  ( -2.8%)
10/14  ---
11/14  Bureau #12   -  8,379  ( -4.2%)

Standard attrition for Powers Bureau, but there is a relaunch coming to better connect with the TV show.

253. MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN
11/13  MUU Spider-Man #20 - 5,163  (  ??? )
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%)
---
6 Mnth  (  33.3%)
1 Year  (  22.9%)
286. MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE
11/13  MUA Assemble #2 -  6,530  (-55.6%)
12/13  MUA Assemble #3 -  5,548  (-15.0%)
01/14  MUA Assemble #4 -  5,082  ( -8.4%)
02/14  MUA Assemble #5 -  4,686  ( -7.8%)
03/14  MUA Assemble #6 -  4,484  ( -4.3%)
04/14  MUA Assemble #7 -  4,412  ( -1.6%)
05/14  MUA Assemble #8 -  4,467  (  1.2%)
06/14  ---
07/14  ---
08/14  ---
09/14  ---
10/14  ---
05/14  MUA Assemble S2 #8 - 5,992 (34.1%)
---
6 Mnth  (-8.2%)

Marvel’s all-ages animated series tie-ins return and sell a little bit higher than normal.

6-Month Comparisons

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297.2%	All New Captain America #1
193.1%	Superior Iron Man #1
141.3%	Thor #2
109.7%	Capt. Am. & Mighty Avengers #1 (AXIS)
62.6%	Bucky Barnes Winter Soldier #2
52.4%	Avengers and X-Men Axis #4
48.7%	Superior Iron Man #2
44.4%	Avengers and X-Men Axis #5
42.3%	Avengers and X-Men Axis #6
34.1%	MU Avengers Assemble Season Two #1
22.9%	MU Ultimate Spider-Man Web Warriors #1
21.4%	Inhuman #8
19.9%	Capt. Am. & Mighty Avengers #2 (AXIS)
14.8%	Guardians of Galaxy #21
9.1%	Amazing Spider-Man #9
6.1%	New Avengers #26
2.2%	Uncanny X-Men #28
0.2%	Nova #23 (AXIS)
-0.4%	Nova #24 (AXIS)
-1.6%	Deadpool #37 (AXIS)
-4.8%	Avengers #38
-6.3%	Avengers World #15 (AXIS)
-6.9%	Powers Bureau #12
-7.5%	New Avengers #27
-8.4%	Hulk #8
-10.3%	Loki Agent of Asgard #8 (AXIS)
-12.1%	Black Widow #12
-14.5%	Amazing X-Men #13
-15.1%	Wolverine and X-Men #12 (AXIS)
-15.2%	Magneto #12 (AXIS)
-17.5%	Daredevil #10
-18.3%	All New X-Factor #16 (AXIS)
-18.6%	Amazing Spider-Man #10
-20.3%	X-Men #21
-20.7%	Punisher #12
-21.0%	She-Hulk #10 
-22.8%	Secret Avengers #10
-23.7%	Captain Marvel #9
-23.7%	Fantastic Four #13
-26.1%	X-Force #12
-28.5%	All New Invaders #12
-31.1%	Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #7
-31.3%	Miracleman #13
-32.5%	Moon Knight #9
-33.5%	New Warriors #12
-38.2%	Nightcrawler #8
-43.9%	All New Ultimates #10 
-43.9%	All New Ghost Rider #9
-46.9%	Elektra #8 (Cancelled after 11)
-61.3%	Cyclops #7

1 Year Comparisons

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233.4%	All New Captain America #1
132.4%	Superior Iron Man #1
116.0%	Thor #2
68.3%	Scarlet Spiders #1
66.5%	Amazing Spider-Man #9
42.6%	Capt. Am. & Mighty Avengers #1 (AXIS)
30.2%	Avengers and X-Men Axis #4
24.2%	Amazing Spider-Man #10
23.3%	Avengers and X-Men Axis #5
21.5%	Avengers and X-Men Axis #6
17.9%	Superior Iron Man #2
16.7%	Deadpool #37 (AXIS)
13.5%	MU Ultimate Spider-Man Web Warriors #1
9.4%	Captain Marvel #9
2.9%	Axis Carnage #2
-1.6%	Daredevil #10
-3.9%	Hulk #8
-8.2%	MU Avengers Assemble Season Two #1
-11.3%	Fantastic Four #13
-13.5%	Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #7
-13.6%	Powers Bureau #12
-14.8%	Uncanny X-Men #28
-18.2%	Avengers #38
-18.4%	Capt. Am. & Mighty Avengers #2 (AXIS)
-21.2%	New Avengers #26
-27.2%	Wolverine and X-Men #12 (AXIS)
-30.3%	Secret Avengers #10
-31.3%	New Avengers #27
-32.9%	X-Force #12
-33.7%	Nova #23 (AXIS)
-34.1%	Nova #24 (AXIS)
-38.0%	Superior Foes of Spider-Man #17
-44.8%	X-Men #21
-67.7%	Amazing X-Men #13
-67.8%	All New Ultimates #10

2 Year Comparisons

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66%	Amazing Spider-Man #9
32%	Amazing X-Men #13
24%	Amazing Spider-Man #10
15%	Superior Iron Man #1
12%	Scarlet Spiders #1
4%	X-Men #21
-2%	She-Hulk #10 
-3%	All New Captain America #1
-3%	All New X-Factor #16 (AXIS)
-5%	Avengers #38
-9%	Captain Marvel #9
-11%	Daredevil #10
-14%	New Avengers #26
-14%	Axis Carnage #2
-18%	Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #7
-19%	Thor #2
-25%	New Avengers #27
-31%	Avengers and X-Men Axis #4
-34%	Avengers and X-Men Axis #5
-35%	Avengers and X-Men Axis #6
-41%	Wolverine and X-Men #12 (AXIS)
-42%	Superior Iron Man #2
-45%	Secret Avengers #10
-53%	All New Ultimates #10 
-56%	X-Force #12
-57%	Deadpool #37 (AXIS)
-71%	Hulk #8
-78%	Fantastic Four #13

3 Year Comparisons

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134.4%	Amazing Spider-Man #9
122.5%	All New Captain America #1
120.4%	Superior Iron Man #1
119.0%	Thor #2
87.2%	Deadpool #37 (AXIS)
74.8%	Amazing Spider-Man #10
39.8%	Magneto #12 (AXIS)
11.8%	Superior Iron Man #2
11.0%	Amazing X-Men #13
6.2%	Moon Knight #9
-4.0%	Avengers #38
-10.4%	All New X-Factor #16 (AXIS)
-14.2%	Punisher #12
-14.9%	All New Ghost Rider #9
-14.9%	New Avengers #26
-15.3%	Daredevil #10
-21.2%	X-Men #21
-25.8%	New Avengers #27
-38.7%	Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #7
-49.1%	Uncanny X-Men #28
-57.0%	Hulk #8
-57.1%	Secret Avengers #10
-62.0%	X-Force #12
-65.5%	All New Ultimates #10 
-65.5%	Fantastic Four #13
-65.9%	Wolverine and X-Men #12 (AXIS)

5 Year Comparisons

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189.1%	Spider-Woman #1
171.8%	Guardians of Galaxy #21
109.2%	Amazing Spider-Man #9
56.0%	Amazing Spider-Man #10
52.3%	Superior Iron Man #1
24.8%	All New Captain America #1
23.1%	Moon Knight #9
21.7%	Capt. Am. and Mighty Avengers #1 (AXIS)
10.3%	Deadpool #37 (AXIS)
-5.3%	Nova #23 (AXIS)
-5.9%	Nova #24 (AXIS)
-12.8%	Punisher #12
-13.3%	Captain Marvel #9
-15.1%	Hulk #8
-19.5%	Uncanny X-Men #28
-19.6%	Daredevil #10
-21.7%	Black Widow #12
-22.7%	Superior Iron Man #2
-30.4%	Capt. Am. and Mighty Avengers #2 (AXIS)
-35.5%	Fantastic Four #13
-35.6%	Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #7
-37.7%	New Avengers #26
-41.5%	Amazing X-Men #13
-45.6%	New Avengers #27
-58.4%	Powers Bureau #12
-64.1%	X-Force #12
-65.1%	Dark Tower Drawing of Three Prisoner #4
-77.0%	All New Ultimates #10

10 Year Comparisons

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79.3%	All New Captain America #1
55.3%	Amazing Spider-Man #9
21.7%	Superior Iron Man #1
15.8%	Amazing Spider-Man #10
-14.4%	Black Widow #12
-34.1%	All New Invaders #12
-36.8%	Daredevil #10
-38.2%	Superior Iron Man #2
-39.2%	Uncanny X-Men #28
-40.2%	Nightcrawler #8
-47.5%	Punisher #12
-48.6%	Avengers #38
-50.8%	Fantastic Four #13
-53.4%	X-Force #12
-64.5%	X-Men #21
-64.9%	Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #7
-72.3%	Powers Bureau #12
-73.1%	Amazing X-Men #13

So November gave us lots of events and event tie-in books plus several big new debuts. Some succeeded admirably, others not so much. So reader, how have all these events and new launches been affecting your wallet? Are you suffering from event fatigue? Are there any series you are happy to see debut? Any you are sad to see getting cancelled?

Sound off in the comments below and until next month, Keep Reading Comics!

19 COMMENTS

  1. I’m pretty sure that Marvel shipped to stores twice as many copies of Inhuman #8 than what was ordered. That issue arrived the day after the mid season finale of Marvel’s Agents Of SHEILD which was an Inhumans tie-in. I’m really enjoying the book. Wish others felt the same way.

  2. In hindsight it may not have been the mid season finale but the reason for shipping extra issues of Inhuman #8 still had to do with a reveal on the Marvel’s Agents Of SHEILD TV show.

  3. Never quite get why current issues of New Avengers sell less than Avengers (apart from the brand name). It’s chapters of the same story. Are there really people that buy Avengers that do not buy New Avengers? Or are there just lots of unsold copies of Avengers on the shelves?

  4. “Wait [sic] holds the longest run on Daredevil of any creator”

    I don’t think so. Bendis was on for at least 5 years and I think Ann Nocenti was around 5 also. I think Waid is at four.

  5. I keep thinking about this. Stan Lee was on longer than Waid also.

    And oh man, how could I forget Gene Colon? He drew all but a handful of DD #20-#100, or something like that.

  6. I find it intriguing that Marvel would add a second Inhumans series title given the sales on Inhuman. I wonder if it would make more sense to end Inhuman (call it season one) and make Uncanny Inhumans season two. Technically the Inhumans have a second book thanks to Ms. Marvel. I know the company wants to capitalize off of AoS and the 2018 movie, but we all know that movie/television eyeballs generally do not create a large (or sustained) bump in comic sales.

  7. Glad to see Amazing X-Men #13 got a sales bump, no matter the reason. I’ve enjoyed James Tynion IV’s Marvel output in general and this issue in particular. Here’s hoping he sticks around.

    For the Q&A: Overall, Marvel hasn’t had a lot of new stuff that’s wowed me lately, but that doesn’t bother me much. Each new book is a chance to find something I’ll like and I don’t *have* to buy any of it. The events, though, have whittled down my Marvel buys quite a bit: I dropped Magneto and Loki after their first arcs when the solits showed they were going to get side-tracked by AXIS and I gave Mighty Avengers 2.0 a pass for the same reason. I don’t really object to the basic premise of AXIS, but the “Gasp! The good guys have turned evil!” bit has been a staple of superhero stories for a long time now, and I can easily get too much of an old thing.

  8. Marvel might be adding more Inhumans series to seed the backlist for when the movie screens.

    Marvel has a few reprint collections scheduled this summer, and given the tie-ins with SHIELD and the movie, will probably be a major event.

    Hmmm… has the cinematic universe made any mention of the Celestials’ alterations? What about the Kree experimentation? How did the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver get their powers? (Yes, I know… we have to wait and see.)

  9. Seemingly cancelled with this issue, no further issues have yet been solicited.
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    This comment was listed for Savage Hulk, but it seems to apply for Marvel titles more and more. I just wish that they would announce when and what issue a title is being cancelled. I know some cancellations come rather suddenly, but it seems they could make some kind of announcement somewhere.

  10. I think it’s more surprising that they DO announce cancellations. When a cancellation is announced a percentage of the buyers will immediately drop the book with more leaving as each issue before cancellation arrives. Retailers will drop their orders. Not announcing a cancellation is inconsiderate of the audience but I imagine does minimize losses.

  11. Why would a reader want to drop a title when it’s cancelled? If they are getting the title, presumably they enjoy what they’re reading. Why not buy the last three issues?

    As far as Savage Hulk, the second arc was renamed Thanos Vs Hulk to sell better and market better.

  12. @chris – while I don’t personally subscribe to it, I believe the idea is that some readers consider each issue an “investment” of some sort, and if the series is cancelled, then there is no chance of some sort of “payoff” for their “investment.”

  13. I was enjoying Daredevil until they relaunched the book and hiked the price by $1. I got annoyed enough to drop it at that point. I see the sales numbers are just about back where they were before the relaunch, but Marvel is making another dollar per issue, so I’m sure they’re not too unhappy about that.

    And I don’t really root against a book’s success, but I always get annoyed when I see a Captain Marvel title on the shelf that doesn’t feature Billy Batson shouting Shazam.

  14. Marvel must not have faith in Spider-Woman if her first issue is an event tie-in. A shame really. Even Bendis’ run was off the back of an event. I think Jessica Drew is a great character with a great history who can stand on her own, she’s got no connection to Peter Parker apart from the name. Why can’t Marvel see that?

  15. Stan Lee, Ann Nocenti, and Brian Bendis all wrote Daredevil for significantly more issues than Waid has amassed.

    And it was major news when that issue of Inhuman was complimentarily overshipped to comic shops.

    I like the column here, but how do you miss such basic stuff?

  16. Solid column this month! I’ll be sad to see the Waid/Samnee run on Daredevil end… except I keep reading remarks made by Waid implying that he’ll still be on the book even after Samnee leaves!

    One has to wonder what the latest Secret Wars announcement will mean for the title, though…

  17. “Never quite get why current issues of New Avengers sell less than Avengers (apart from the brand name). It’s chapters of the same story. Are there really people that buy Avengers that do not buy New Avengers?”

    I have not once needed to read a single issue of New Avengers in order to understand what was going on in Avengers. It’s quite satisfactorily standalone.

    “Bendis was on for at least 5 years and I think Ann Nocenti was around 5 also. I think Waid is at four.”

    If you count in years instead of issues, that is true. But “longest” can be a measure of distance as well, not just time. In issues, Lee and Bendis both did 50 each and Waid has, as of the most recent solicitations, done 52. Nocenti’s run was 53 issues, so Waid will almost certainly surpass her, too, momentarily. In two months, Mark Waid will indeed be the Daredevil writer with the longest run (in issues).

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